Light My Candle

[ROGER]

What'd you forget?

[MIMI enters, holding a candle and looking for a match;]
[her electricity is down, too.]

[MIMI]

Got a light?

[ROGER]

I know you? -- You're --
You're shivering

[MIMI]

It's nothing
They turned off my heat
And I'm just a little
Weak on my feet
Would you light my candle?
What are you staring at?

[ROGER]

Nothing
Your hair in the moonlight
You look familiar
[He lights her candle. MIMI starts to leave, but stumbles.]
Can you make it?

[MIMI]

Just haven't eaten much today
At least the room stopped spinning.
Anyway. What?

[ROGER]

Nothing
Your smile reminded me of --

[MIMI]

I always remind people of -- who is she?

[ROGER]

She died. Her name was April

[MIMI discreetly blows out the candle.]

[MIMI]

It's out again
Sorry about your friend
Would you light my candle?

[ROGER lights the candle. They linger, awkwardly.]

[ROGER]

Well --

[MIMI]

Yeah. Ow!

[ROGER]

Oh, the wax -- it's --

[MIMI]

Dripping! I like it -- between my --

[ROGER]

Fingers. I figured...
Oh, well. Goodnight.

[MIMI exits. ROGER heads back toward his guitar on the table.]
[There is another knock, which he answers.]

It blew out again?

[MIMI]

No -- I think that I dropped my stash

[ROGER]

I know I've seen you out and about
When I used to go out
Your candle's out

[MIMI]

I'm illin' --
I had it when I walked in the door
It was pure --
Is it on the floor?

[ROGER]

The floor?

[MIMI gets down on all fours and starts searching]
[the floor for her stash. She lookss back at ROGER,]
[who is staring at her again.]

[MIMI]

They say I have the best ass below 14th street
Is it true?

[ROGER]

What?

[MIMI]

You're staring again.

[ROGER]

Oh no.
I mean you do -- have a nice --
I mean -- You look familiar

[MIMI]

Like your dead girlfriend?

[ROGER]

Only when you smile.
But I'm sure I've seen you somewhere else --

[MIMI]

Do you go to the Cat Scratch Club?
That's where I work - I dance - help me look

[ROGER]

Yes!
They used to tie you up --

[MIMI]

It's a living

[MIMI douses the flame again.]

[ROGER]

I didn't recognize you
Without the handcuffs

[MIMI]

We could light the candle
Oh won't you light the candle?

[ROGER lights it again.]

[ROGER]

Why don't you forget that stuff
You look like you're sixteen

[MIMI]

I'm nineteen -- but I'm old for my age
I'm just born to be bad

[ROGER]

I once was born to be bad
I used to shiver like that

[MIMI]

I have no heat -- I told you

[ROGER]

I used to sweat

[MIMI]

I got a cold

[ROGER]

Uh huh
I used to be a junkie

[MIMI]

But now and then I like to --

[ROGER]

Uh huh

[MIMI]

Feel good

[ROGER]

Here it -- um --

[ROGER stoops and picks up a small object: MIMI's stash.]

[MIMI]

What's that?

[ROGER]

It's a candy bar wrapper

[ROGER puts it behind his back and into his pocket.]

[MIMI]

We could light the candle

[ROGER discreetly blows out the candle.]

[MIMI]

What'd you do with my candle?

[ROGER]

That was my last match

[MIMI]

Our eyes'll adjust, thank God for the moon

[ROGER]

Maybe it's not the moon at all
I hear Spike Lee's shooting down the street

[MIMI]

Bah humbug ... Bah humbug

[MIMI places her hand under his, pretending to do it by accident.]

[ROGER]

Cold hands

[MIMI]

Yours too.
Big. Like my father's
You wanna dance?

[ROGER]

With you?

[MIMI]

No -- with my father

[ROGER]

I'm Roger

[MIMI]

They call me
They call me Mimi

[They come extremely close to a kiss.]
[MIMI reaches into his pocket, nabs the stash,]
[waves it in front of his face, and makes a sexy exit.]


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