Some nights alone he thinks of her. And some nights alone she thinks of him. Some nights these thoughts occur at the same moment and Ray and Mirabelle are connected without ever knowing it.
But Mirabelle, now feeling the warmth of her first reciprocal love has broken away from him. And as Jeremy offers her more of his heart, Mirabelle offers equal parts of herself in return.
One night, sooner than she would have liked, which made it irresistible, they make love for the second time in months. At this point, Jeremy surpasses Ray Porter as a lover of Mirabelle because what he offers her is tender and true….”
"Shopgirl" by Steve Martin
Referenced this scene the other day in conversation. Definitely a fave.