LISA: Okay Lily, spill. I am dying to know what it’s like to be taken prisoner by pirates and rescued by a… SHE GLANCES AT STONE, A HARD, MUSCLED BEHEMOTH OF A MAN By a… sexy SEAL.
STONE’S EARS GO PINK AT THE TIPS.
LILY: First of all, it was not nearly as romantic as you might think.
LILY PATS HIS HAND. Being kidnapped by pirates, I mean. That part was not romantic. The part with you was very romantic.
HE SHIFTS IN HIS SEAT.
EMILY: I imagine it was rather terrifying. SHE SHOOTS A LOOK AT STONE. The pirate part.
LILY: It was. But adventurous. SHE SIGHS. I was looking for adventure…just not that.
SARA LEANS FORWARD. Do tell us. All the details.
Not all the details. THIS, A MURMUR FROM STONE.
LILY CHUCKLES. All right. Well, my friends and I were on a ship heading for Africa when it was overtaken by pirates—
SARA: I meant the romantic part.
LILY: Oh. Right. Well. The first time I saw him, I was flabbergasted.
LISA EYES STONE’S BULGING BICEPS. He is rather…impressive.
LILY: Oh, I wasn’t impressed. I was startled. Imagine… you’re sleeping peacefully on the floor of a wretched hut on an island, when all of a sudden, this enormous shadow appears. Dressed in dark clothing, carrying a gun…
STONE: A weapon, Lily, remember? I told you about that.
SHE LAUGHS. Right. Apparently a gun is something else entirely to military men. SHE WAVES VAGUELY IN THE DIRECTION OF STONE’S LAP. LISA, EMILY AND SARA’S GAZES FOLLOW. LINGER. ASSESSINGLY. Anyway…he barges in, all covered in goo—
LILY SHUDDERS: It was rather frightening. But the really frightening part was after he pulled me from the hut and the pirates started shooting at us—
EMILY’S EYES GO WIDE. Shooting?
LILY: At us! And they hit Stone. Or something hit him. Anyway…he collapsed.
STONE FROWNS. I did not collapse.
LILY: All right. He fell down and went boom.
LILY NODS. It was a big boom. The ground shuddered.
LISA: I can imagine…
STONE’S BROW WRINKLES. Get to the part where you saved us both.
LILY: And then I saved us both. SHE LINKS HER FINGERS WITH HIS. But honestly, you saved me many more times. SHE TEARS HER GAZE AWAY FROM HIS. It really was a treacherous escape.
SARA SIGHS: Get to the romantic part.
LILY: Well, that took a while. Because Stone was resistant.
SARA FROWNS, AS THOUGH SHE REALLY DOESN’T APPROVE OF THAT NOTION.
LILY: He had this silly idea that since it was his job to save me, he probably shouldn’t kiss me.
STONE GRUMBLES A LITTLE: It really wasn’t appropriate.
SARA: But you still did it.
LILY GRINS. THE TWO EXCHANGE A GLANCE.
LISA: What else did you do?
THE THREE INTERVIEWERS EDGE IN.
STONE: Ma’am, that information is classified.
LILY SIGHS. See? That’s the trouble with dating a SEAL. Anything he doesn’t want to tell me is classified.
LISA: So…are you dating?
AGAIN, THEY EXCHANGE A SMILE.
STONE: We are…dating.
EMILY: And your father? The senator? How is he taking the news?
LILY’S CHIN FIRMS. It doesn’t matter what daddy thinks. Stone and I are together and we are determined to explore this. Wherever it takes us. Right Stone?
Absolutely. HE KISSES HER GENTLY, SWEETLY. UNCEASINGLY. UNTIL LISA CLEARS HER THROAT.
LISA: Lily. Oh, I say, Lily? Can you tell us something about Stone that no one knows?
EMILY: Something that isn’t classified?
LILY SURVEYS HER MAN, TAPPING HER LIPS WITH A FINGER. STONE TRACKS THE MOTION LIKE A HUNGRY LION. All right. He may appear to be as hard as a rock… SHE PATS HIS MOLDED CHEST. But he really is a teddy bear.
LILY: With a soft, squishy filling.
STONE: Jesus, Lily. HE GLARES AT HIS HOSTS. None of the guys on my squad are going to see this, are they?
LISA’S SMILE WIDENS. Well, that depends.
STONE: On what?
LISA: On how cooperative you are…
SARA: Yes. Tell us the really good parts and maybe we won’t send them the link.
STONE SHOOTS A LOOK AT LILY. HE TRIES TO BE FIERCE, BUT ALL CAN SEE THE UNDERLYING SMILE. You didn’t tell me your friends were ruthless, HE MUTTERS.
Oh? LILY FLUTTERS HER LASHES. Didn’t I?
And you know, in the end, Stone told us everything.
What a pity it is all classified…
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