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Agnes lays in bed, just waking. The bathroom door is closed and the shower is running. A pot of coffee sit on the hot plate. Agnes has a coughing fit. The shower cuts off. A man whistles loudy in the bathroom.

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AGNES

There should be some clean towels under the since. (Beat.) Thanks for makin' the coffee.

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The door opens and Jerry Goss emerges from the steam-filled bathroom, wearing jeans, a towels draped around his neck.)

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GOSS

You're welcome. (Agnes is speechless. Goss goes about his business, putting his shirt on, combing his hair, pouring coffee.) How do you stand that dinky li'l shower? I could hardly get under it. (Beat.) I ain't mad you didn't come down to Stringtown to meet me when I got out, but you might at leasta been ready for me back here. Shit, it don't even look like you knew I was comin'.

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AGNES

I didn't.

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GOSS

I wrote you a letter. Didn't you get my letter?

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agnes

No.

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goss

Huh. (Beat.) You look good. You lost weight.

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Agnes

Not really.

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GOSS

Yeah you did. You got somethin' sweet around here? Some Oreos or somethin'? I got a sweet tooth. Hey. Oreos?

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AGNES

No...

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Goss

Graham cracker maybe? (Beat.) I was gonna getcha some flowers.

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AGNES

Jerry. Get out.

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Goss

I just got here. I got some business to clear up down in Healdton, take me a week or two, then I'll be back up. I don't have a lot of stuff, so don't rearrange the furniture or nothin'. (During the above, Agnes climbs out of bed to put her clothes on. Goss has his back to her, but catchers her by the end of the speech.)

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Agnes

Goss...

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GOSS

You ain't seen Mickey, have you? I hear he's lookin' for me.

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AGNES

He got his parole too?

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GOSS

He did his time.

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AGNES

He's an egg suckin' son of a bitch.

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goss

He may turn up here.

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agnes

No he won't.

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goss

Aw, now. You two was always kinda sweet on eachother. You didn't think I noticed, but I saw what was goin' on. Little looks, n' all that. Little touches.

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agnes

Is that why you ratted him out?

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goss

Yeah. (Goss licks his fingers, traces it through the coke dust on the table, runs it over his gums.) You still snortin' this stuff?

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agnes

Apparently.

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goss

No wonder you got so skinny.

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agnes

I didn't get skinny, you just got fatter...

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goss

You crack me up. You still workin' over to that honky-tonk?

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agnes

You know I am.

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Goss

Still runnin' with that li'l queer girl?

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agnes

R.C.

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GOSS

You ain't gone queer on me, have you?

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agnes

You better believe it.

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Goss

You know what I'd do if I really thought that?

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AGNES

Don't threaten me. I'd get another court order if I thought it'd do me any --

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goss

You shouldn'ta done that.

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AGNES

You broke my door in.

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goss

You wouldn't open it.

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agnes

I didn't have to open it, Jerry.

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goss

Aggie, I ain't interested in all this history. I got bigger fish to fry.

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agnes

You tried to kill me.

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Goss

Well...that was a rough one. I was bad to drink back then.

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AGNES

You mean back before you found God?

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goss

Who was that boy over here last night?

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agnes

You been watchin' my place.

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goss

I seen him leave.

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agnes

Callin' me eight times a day.

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goss

I ain't called you once.

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agnes

Right--

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goss

Who was he?

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agnes

He's nobody.

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goss

Why's he comin' outta here at ten in the mornin'?

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agnes

He musta spent the night.

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goss

Yeah, he must have.

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AGNES

I do somethin' wrong?

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goss

I don't know. Did you?

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agnes

You're ridiculous --

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goss

You do somethin' wrong, Aggie?

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agnes

Don't do this, Goss --

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goss

I'm not doin' nothin'.

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agnes

I just don't wanna start this all over again --

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goss

I didn't start nothin'. I didn't know better, I'd think you ain't happy to see me. I missed you somethin' awful. Didn't you miss me?

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agnes

I can't say I did. No.

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Goss

That hurts. Sittin' there, two years, waitin' for this.

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agnes

Don't gimme that --

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goss

God's truth. Waitin' for this. Here. You. (He makes a move to embrace her and she pulls away.) What's the matter, you shy? We'll get over that.

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agnes

I swear to God...y'know, I don't know if you're serious with this shit, or what...I hate you, Jerry. I wish like Christ I'd taken Lloyd out to San Diego -- (He slaps her and she goes down.)

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GOSS

I was in a good mood when I come here. Looked forward to seein' you again. But you know not to mention his name to me. I ain't the one who lost him. Now who's fault is it you just got slugged?

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AGNES

Mine.

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goss

You got some time to get your ducks in line before I get back here. Maybe next time I come home, you can try bein' a little nicer to me. We can have a civilized conversation. Y'hear me talkin' to you?

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agnes

Yeah.

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goss

You just remember.

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