Setting: in the car
Characters: Michael, Danielle
D: You careful! I know what I'm doing.
M: I'm not driving.
D: No, you certainly are not.
M: Sorry. Ice scares me.
D: It wasn't ice. It was the trolley track.
M: I was thinking...
D [laughing]: I'm glad to hear it!
M [smiling]: You're an asshole.
D: Oh? Is that why you married me?
M: I married you because you were the most beautiful woman I had ever seen.
D [mock scoffing]: "Were!" What am I now?
M: You are still the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.
D: Oh, come off it.
M [rolling eyes]: And why did you marry me, I should ask?
D: No, you shouldn't.
M: Excuse me?
D: It's nice to have secrets of one's own.
M: But you've told me before!
D: I've told you lots of things before. Besides, if I've told you before, why must you hear it again?
M [disgusted]: Forget it.
D [smiling]: If you must know, I married you...
M: Let me guess..."for the comfort?"
D: Oh, Michael. Yes!
M: And what is it about me, pray tell, that is so comforting?
D: Not you, Michael. Love.
M: You mean "conditional" love, don't you?
D: But of course!
M: So, let me get this straight. Unconditional love, in your opinion, is a farce?
D: I didn't say that. The love of a parent for her child...I think that's as close as it gets to unconditional love. Even that has its limits.
M [silence]: Danielle, do you even want to be a mother?
D: How dare you.
M: It's a fair question, I think.
D [laughing]: There you go again...thinking! Oh Michael, thank you.
M: For what?
D[leaning over to kiss him]: For not throwing me to the abyss...