Tender is the Night Book Two, Chapter Twenty Summary
Dick and Rosemary are in her room, talking. He wants to hear about her life; she asks about Nicole and the kids.
Her phone keeps ringing and when Dick gets up to hang his hat, she thinks he’s leaving and stops him.
She dims the lights, and they get busy, but she stops him short.
Dick starts giving her the third degree, asking if she’s had sex before, but she won’t give him a straight answer. Then she says her love affairs haven’t worked out, but Dick isn’t buying that. He isn’t sure if she’s trying to drive toward or away from him.
They go for a walk and have fun together, but Rosemary has dinner plans, so Dick dines alone.
He meets her early the next morning and they drive to the movie set together. An actor named Nicotera seems somehow involved with Rosemary.
Dick hangs out watching, and then he and Rosemary have lunch together.