( Cody comes in from a storm. Goes to kitchen to kiss Jessie but she leans away. Cody becomes suspicious.)
Cody: Hi Jessie.
Jessie: Hi Cody.
Cody: (Leans over her shoulder) What's for dinner?
Jessie: (Puts down wooden spoon angrily and looks at him impatiently) I don't know Cody. Maybe you should just wait and find out.
Cody: (walks out of kitchen to dining room) Didn't mean to trouble you.
Jessie: So why were you out so late?
Cody: I had a stop after work.
Jessie:*mumbles* Whatever. Dinner's ready.
Cody: (stares at Jessie, washes his hands in bathroom sink, then returns to find that she is already eating) Thanks for waiting.
Jessie: Did it earlier, I can do it again.
Cody: Thanks for cooking. (Jessie ignores him) Something bothering you, Jess?
Jessie: Are you concerned, Codes?
Cody: Well, yeah. you dodged my kiss and started eating without me.
Jessie: I need some type of optional independence.
Cody: But you always wait.
Jessie: And? So what?
Cody: (stirs food angrily) Nothing.
Jessie: How was "work"?
Cody: Cut the crap Jess. What's wrong with you?
Jessie: We've been dating for five years now. Day in and day out, I adjusted to your work schedule: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. And weeks before Christmas, when we're supposed to be together, you're working overtime.
Cody: I want a little more money.
Jessie: You and I both know that all of your extra hours are just a bunch of crap!
Cody: Why would you say that?
Jessie: Obviously, the cash flow hasn't increased at all!
Jessie: That's what I thought.
Cody: Why are you doing this?
Jessie: Ther's something you're not telling me. What is it? Are you gay? Is that it?
Cody: Why would you even suggest---
Jessie: Is there any other legit reason for why you'd come home smelling like Chanel?
Cody: Ever thought of female co-workers that don't want to walk around smelling like refinery turbine oil?
Jessie: And you'd smell like that because that or these co-workers are all over you? That's it, isn't it?
Cody: You think I'm cheating? I can't belive this, Jess.
Jessie: 'Cause you're Mr. Faithful. You'd never cheat on me!
Cody: (Get's in her face) Once. Once and it wasn't even close to an affair! it was your best friend jumping all over me!
Jessie: And you had to unbutton your shirt nd kiss her back.
Cody: Jess, I was drunk, I'm a man with an attraction to females. My judgement was numb. What was I supposed to do?
Jessie: (Looks away) I don't know. Anything but that.
Cody: I said I'm sorry.
Jessie: (Starts to walk away) An apology isn't s good as the truth. Besides, that's not what this is about.
Cody: If it isn't then why the hell do you think I'm having an affair?(follows her)
Jessie: Once, why not twice?
Cody: We've come so far. I---
Jessie: Evidently, not far enough.
Cody: You know what? maybe I should have an affair just so you can see how good I am after I'm gone. (turns to leave)