Tender is the Night Book One, Chapter Fifteen Summary
In the cab on the way back to the hotel, Rosemary asks Dick what they were talking about at dinner. He tells her he is a "doctor of medicine," which thrills her, as her father was a doctor.
She wants to know why he isn’t practicing, and he says there was no scandal or anything, he just isn’t working now, but might in the future.
She says she loves him and Nicole so much. (He’s heard it before so many times.)
They kiss and she says she doesn’t want him anymore.
He says she’s mean (but in a nice way), and that she’s a born actress, always playing a role. He kisses her again but isn’t really into it. He kisses her again and gets cold from how childlike her kiss is.
When they get to the hotel she wants him to sleep with her. He says no, and asks if she’s thinking of Nicole at all.
She says Nicole won’t find out. He says he loves Nicole. Rosemary says they should do it and then she’ll split town.
He continues to refuse. She cries and he leaves.
She wants him badly and brushes her hair for a long time.