- Steele in the Chips(scrap scene)
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2000
- sue hantak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Steele in the Chips (unedited)
More from the PAX editing room floor. From the fragments I could
piece together, this takes place the same evening as the beginning
(while the bidders are meeting in the park) Remington is taking
Laura home. This might help shed some light on why there is so
much tension in this episode between L and R and why R does so
much shameless flirting with Miss Dalrymple(spelling?)
In the cool, brisk night air, Laura crossed her arms, tucking
her hands tightly against her body.
"Would you like me to put the top up?" Remington offered.
"That's okay," she replied shaking her head.
<Stubborn. Always so goddamn stubborn,> he thought to himself.
"Hold the wheel a second," he shook off his suit coat
while still cruising in the left lane and held it out to her.
"What's that for?"
"Laura, Must you fight me on everything? I know you're cold,
just put it on."
She snatched it from him and draped it around her shoulders.
With her arms crossed again, she held the jacket in place. Even
with his eyes straightforward, he could sense hers firing at
him. When he turned to glance in her direction, she promptly
looked forward. She relented a soft, almost inaudible, "Thank
"See, that wasn't so hard, was it?" He casually rested
his arm on the seat behind Laura's back.
When they arrived at the loft, Laura pushed open the passenger
door. She turned when she heard him switch off the ignition.
"You don't have to walk me up."
"Well, I'm going to. You're getting the whole chivalrous
package this evening."
"You have been trying to turn this into a date the whole
night ." she accused.
"Forgive me, Laura, but where I come from, when a man and
a woman go out for the evening, it's considered a date."
"We got those tickets before we went to Europe. If you would
have asked me last week, I would have said no."
"Oh, so we're still on that kick, eh?"
"It's not a kick," Laura defended. "I did the
office romance thing before. I like to think I learned from my
past mistakes. I thought you were willing to respect that?"
"You did the office romance thing before?" That got
Laura ignored him as she bound up the stairs. Remington hustled
"What do you mean, you did the office romance thing before?"
He asked again only to have Laura disregard his question. She
kept her back to him as she unfastened the padlock and slid the
door open just a few inches. When he pried a third time, she
had enough. "I don't ask you about all your past affairs,
and I couldn't care less about your present of future ones either."
Laura grabbed the handle of the door, "Now....Good night,
Mr. Steele." She closed the door with a decisive slam and
accentuated it with the sound of the interior latch. Steele stood
there for a moment with his tongue in his cheek. He then pursed
his lips and spoke to himself, "Fine...let's see how little
you care when I pay some extra attention to the next woman through
the agency door."
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