THE KISS: Now in Glorious UnspokenVision!

dedicated to josh + evie for acting the hell out of their scenes together and to leah kate, because the authoress of "in hiding" and "on the road" cannot be honored enough

SawyerUnspoken: You know, torture's not all it's cracked up to be. Ow...Well, hello, Freckles. If you don't mind me saying so, you look damn fine in "sullen and resentful."

KateUnspoken: Oh, Sawyer. Whatever am I going to do with you and your pretty, pretty hair? sighs

"So, I'm here. Where is it?"

KateUnspoken: I can't believe you dragged me out here for this. Someone needs to keep an mournful eye on the waves, you know? And there's also some sand slightly to the north of us that still needs to be gazed at wistfully. I'm a busy woman! Let's get on with it.

"Happy to tell you. Soon as I get that kiss."

SawyerUnspoken: We could do some other stuff, too, but you'll have to untie me for that. I'll need my hands.

"What? Are you serious?"

KateUnspoken: I can't believe you're still on that kiss thing. Was getting me drunk gonna be too prosaic for you?

"Baby, I'm tied to a tree in a jungle of mystery. I just got tortured by a damn spinal surgeon and a genuine I-raqi. 'Course I'm serious. You're just not seein' the big picture here, Freckles. You really gonna let that girl suffocate because you couldn't bring yourself to give me one little kiss? Hell, it's first base. Lucky for you I ain't greedy."

SawyerUnspoken: Okay, I'm totally greedy. But she doesn't need to know that. Is she actually buying this?

"Okay."

KateUnspoken: I can't believe I'm actually buying this.

"Okay."

SawyerUnspoken: Damn I'm good.

She kneels down. They make eye contact, and she leans into kiss him.

KateUnspoken: Well, thank god I brushed my teeth this morning.

SawyerUnspoken: Oh, by the way, little kiss or not, there's gonna be tongue. You know that, right?

The kiss begins.

KateUnspoken: Interesting. What else you got?

He kisses her again. She shudders.

KateUnspoken: Um, I'm gonna shut up now. Because...damn.

They pause for just a moment.

KateUnspoken: Wait--you're not stopping, are you?

SawyerUnspoken: Girl, I'm just gettin' started.

KateUnspoken: Well thank god. As you were.

The kiss continues.

KateUnspoken: This is might be the last kiss I'll ever need. Oh. My. God. Wait, what? How did this even happen?

She breaks it off.

KateUnspoken: Can you feel naughty and nice--really, really nice--at the same time? And why can't I breathe?

They make eye contact.

SawyerUnspoken: Holy. Sht.

KateUnspoken: You know synesthesia, where you can hear colors and see music? I think that might be happening to me. Do you think it's possible to experience emotions in your body? Because I have this feeling in my muscles and my nerves and my bones. It's...trippy.

SawyerUnspoken: I'm so screwed.

"I don't have it."

KateUnspoken: "It"? No, I can assure you that "It" you've got in spades.

"What?"

KateUnspoken: Seriously, what are you talking about? And where did you learn how to do that, anyway? And who else have you done it with? Because I want them all dead. I know that's petty, but I just discovered I don't like to share.

"The medicine. I don't have it. Never did."

KateUnspoken: Ooooh! The girl who was suffocating. Right. Asthma medication. Right...HEY!

"The book. They said you found it in their luggage."

KateUnspoken: I can't believe I fell for the old suffocating girl line. God! I'm so stupid!

"Book washed up on shore. Went in the drink with the rest of the--"

Kate clocks him.

SawyerUnspoken: Ow. OW! You know, sweetheart, if you screw half as well as you hit, we're gonna get along just fine.