While You Were Sleeping
written by Fred Lebow & Daniel Sullivan
Lucy: Um...do you rememer that day at the hospital? Of course you remeber that day at the hospital. Well, um, there was a little mix-up. Um, I saw Peter get pushed onto the tracks and, uh, I saved his life, but when I got to the hospital, they wouldn't let me see him, so, um, the -someone told the doctor that I was his fiance. Only, um...its not true. I was never engaged to Peter.
Jack Callaghan (Bill Pullman): Why didn't you say something?
Lucy: Because I didn't know how to tell you. We never even met until that day on the tracks and um, its just when we were in the hospital room, everything happened so fast and I couldn't tell you the truth, and then I didn't want to tell you the truth because, um, the truth was that I fell in love with you.
Ox (Peter Boyle): You fell in love with me?
Lucy: (laughing) No. No, yes. All of you. I went from being all alone to being a fiance, a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister and a friend. I might have saved your life on the tracks that day, but you know what? You really saved mine. You allowed me to be part of your family, and I haven't had that in a really long time, and I just didn't want to let go of that. So even though it was just for a little while, I will love them always. I'm very sorry.
[Eds Note: Thanks to Amy for transcribing this monologue, kudos and immense thanks go to her.]
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