the amazing adventures of kavalier & clay
» rose leslie as sam clay
» betty grable as tracy bacon
tracy’s breath was sour with wine, but one sweet drop of the stuff lingered on her lips as she pressed her mouth against sammy’s. sammy was so taken by surprise that by the time her brain with its considerable store of judeo-christian prohibitions and attitudes could begin sending its harsh and condemnatory messages to the various relevant parts of her body, it was too late. she was already kissing tracy bacon back. they angled their bodies half toward each other. the bottle of wine clinked against the window glass. sammy felt a tiny halo, a gemstone of heat burning her fingers. she let the cigarette drop to the floor. then the sky just beyond the windows was veined with fire, and they heard a sizzle that sounded almost wet, like a droplet on a hot griddle, and then a thunderclap trapped them in the deep black caverns of its palms.