|Monday, February 20th, 1989|
8:54p - PatM Learning to Kiss (WC 804)
INT. OBIE'S RANCH - LIVING ROOM - EARLY MORNING
Jeremiah exits the guest bedroom, confronting Obie as she works on her latest writing project curled in her favorite chair.
I heard you last night as I came in.
Crying? I wasn't crying about anything
last night. In fact, I had a very good
You know, crying. Crying out.
Crying... Oh. Yeah. That's part of
what made it so good a night. You
thought I was celibate?
I thought we were engaged.
Engaged? As in, in real life? Not
just as a publicity stunt? Not as in
"Any publicity is good publicity to an
When you've never even asked me? You don’t
Nervously, Jeremiah drops his head, then peers up at her pleadingly.
find that a bit ludicrous?
Yeah. When you put it that way.
When you’ve never even kissed me with-
Jeremiah grows bolder.
out an international TV audience egging
That can be remedied, you know.
How about a little encouragement, here.
You're as intimidating as hell.
Now that's just the right sort of dia-
When Jeremiah seems turned to stone, Obie smiles, relenting a little.
log to get me in the mood.
Minnesota shyness got you? After all
the practice you’ve had in public,
that’s the only place you can kiss?
Go ahead and do your dangdest, kiddo.
Jeremiah takes a deep breath and gives her a "movie" kiss, designed to be viewed, but neither investing nor inspiring a drop of passion.
Obie breaks it off when the kiss seems to be heading into extra innings.
I can see I've got my work cut out for me.
Obie takes a deep breath and steps back a bit.
First off, excise the movie camera in
Reaching out, Obie runs one finger down the side of his face.
your head. What you look like as you
kiss is nowheresville in this scenario.
Secondly, duration is secondary to pas-
sion felt/inspired by the lip lock.
Thirdly, a touch is both sensitive and
Jeremiah stiffens, pulling back slightly.
inviting, or it's not. Cold calcula-
tion has nothing to do with it. It has
to well up spontaneously. It is an ex
pression of what should be deeply felt.
Touching any body part with any of your
body parts can be erotic if it is the
right person, in the right mood, behind
A case in point: How erotic is your
cheek? My finger? Yet you got hard
Is that an engaged man's reaction to
Jeremiah relaxes, tipping his head back, as if contemplating the ceiling for inspiration.
his fiancée? Of course not.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with
Jeremiah flirts shamelessly.
learning to keep your real life sepa-
rate from your on-screen image. But,
before you turn thirty, you need to
learn how to kiss in real time. Any
special people you'd like to learn
In some circles, I'm considered a stud
You do have your moments. I didn't
Jeremiah switches to "hurt little boy" mode.
mean to threaten your manhood. You
once admitted that you were tired of
that role. You are considered past
your sexual peak now. But as women
gain in experience, their values tend
to shift. By the time they're forty,
they supposedly hit their sexual peak.
Someone whose sex passes theirs pur-
portedly at nineteen, who then rests on
his laurels instead of maturing and de-
veloping, is likely to be left lonely
by something other than choice in the
future when fame flees.
Someone old enough to be "safe", or so I thought.
Yeah. That's a good term for it.
So, who's my competition?
Jeremiah, seriously, there's no compe-
Obie's eyes get all dreamy.
tition. He's more age-compatible.
He's really way too old for me, but ...
Prostate surgery and all, his powers of
Obie beams benignly, not intending to be devastating.
imagination proved equal to the task.
I'd always been told once guys had that
surgery, they were like placid old
Overcome with feeling, Jeremiah sweeps her into his arms and kisses her, leaving Obie decidedly weak-kneed.
That's definitely more like it.
There's hope for you yet, Jeremiah, my
boyo. Maybe it's just a matter of mo-
I don't think so. That's the first
Jeremiah runs his hand along the side of her face, tugging lightly on her ear.
time you've ever called me by my name,
ever directed that smile my way.
Jeremiah's next kiss starts out tenderly, eliciting enticing noises from her, then wraps them both in a passionate haze.
Last updated 6/26/2007.
Word Count: 804
Reading Level: 4.9
current mood: erotic
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