Sonny and Lily's Honeymoon

Sonny and Lily get married and go on a honeymoon in Vermont. In their honeymoon suite, they talk about their future together. 1996.

Sonny: (Sitting on bed) Lily, can I ask you something?

Lily: Anything.

Sonny: Why did you freeze up like that in church?

Lily: I find it very difficult to hurt you.

Sonny: What are you talking about? You’ve never hurt me.

Lily: No. I’ve never wanted to. But, I know I’m not the woman you’re in love with. And when we were standing there ready to take our vows, suddenly that’s all I could think about. It seems so unfair to you.

Sonny: Lily . . .

Lily: No. Let me finish. You don’t have to say anything or reassure me, because I also know that I am the woman you trust. And I promise you, you have not misplaced that trust in me. I will never betray you Sonny. Your secrets are your own and if you decide to share them with me, they are still your own. I will never break my faith with you. Never. I’ve done a very selfish thing in wanting you. But, I swear, it’s the last selfish thing I ever do.

Sonny: Listen to me. Ever since I met you all you’ve done is give to me. Luke said to me once you came with a hell of a dowry. And he was right. A life, a family, a future, is a hell of a dowry. And that’s what you’ve brought to me Lily. That’s what I see every time I look at you. (They hug and hold each other in an embrace).

(Next scene)

Sonny: (Standing away from the bed). You know something. It’s funny. I never thought about kids before you. I was always glad to get out of my house alive. Never . . . never really wanted a family. And I (he sits down) I am still afraid that I would screw things up, you know. I mean, I can’t imagine hitting a kid, but . . .

Lily. (Walks over and takes his hand). No. Not you. Never.

Sonny: I don’t think so either. But you know . . . when I lose it ‘cause I’m going crazy . . . and I don’t do that around you because you balance me out . . . there’s no pressure. I don’t feel like I have to fight you to keep myself safe, do you understand what I’m saying? I meant what I said . . . that you give me peace. And I need that. I never realized how much.

Lily: I love you.

(Next scene).

Lily. (She’s by the fire). You know what you said about being afraid? We don’t have to start a family right away. We can wait as long as it takes until you feel comfortable.

Sonny: No. No. I want to start a family. I want to make you happy.

Lily: I am happy. I do want you to be a father, because I know you’d make a good one. I want to make a home for us where you feel safe. I want you to let yourself be loved, because you deserve it.

Sonny: (Sonny kisses Lily and lays down next to her, as they hold each other).

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