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FADE IN:

JESSICA OFFICE -- NIGHT.

(JESSICA AND TERRELL ENTER LAUGHING OFF THEIR WIN IN COURT)

TERRELL

(LIGHT, TEASING) Pay up, Jess. You said that if we won this case, you'd give me anything I wanted.

JESSICA

(SMILES) Name it! Vacation... bonus...

TERRELL

You. I want you.

JESSICA

(LAUGHS) Try for door number 2.

TERRELL

(SERIOUS) Jessica, open your eyes. There's a man standing in front of you... not just a legal associate.

JESSICA

Terrell... I... You know, when people work closely together-- (sometimes feelings get confused)

TERRELL

(OVER, QUIETLY) Don't go there, okay? I've calmed you down, cheered you on, held you when you cried... Don't treat that like it's nothing, and don't treat me like I'm too young or too stupid to recognize love when I feel it. Just tell me what you feel.

JESSICA

Scared. Because I've come to count you, and need you. And I don't want to tell you the truth -- which is, that I can't love you the way you want... Because I'm afraid you'll go.

TERRELL

Well, counselor, you're nothing if not clear. (HEADS FOR THE DOOR)

JESSICA

Terrell... Are you going to quit?

TERRELL

This job? Absolutely. Loving you? Never.
(HE GOES. ON JESSICA)

FADE OUT: