I Got You

I Got You

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BY MUONEKE CHIDIEBERE FADE IN NIGHT CLUB

In the nightclub, on the stage a female singer is performing and playing a guitar.

Meters away from the stage, there is a bar. ADAM and JOHN are standing at the bar.

ADAM signals to get the bartender's attention.

ADAM

(To the bartender; shaking his hand)

How are you doing, Charles?

CHARLES

...good..

ADAM

..let me have two glasses of Cognac for my friend and I

(Glances at CHARLES)

you remember my friend, Johnny?

CHARLES nods; pouring cognac into two glasses.

ADAM

He's getting married tomorrow..

CHARLES

That's great.

JOHN

Thanks, Charles.

ADAM

(Ironically)

...yeah, that what everybody is saying.

CHARLES passes two glasses filled with Cognac and ice in them.

CHARLES

(To JOHN)

I was also married with two kids, you know. She was my high school sweetheart, we had kids and...

ADAM

Now, both of you are divorced?.the same old story..

JOHN

..Divorced?

CHARLES nods.

CHARLES

But that was in Madrid in Spain..

JOHN

Sorry buddy, but it's different in America. God bless America!

A lady comes over to the bar, and with a gesture she asked for a glass of cognac.

CHARLES pours down some cognac in a glass and hands to her.

She gulps down the glass in an instant.

She notices JOHN, and smiles at JOHN. She is a good-looking woman, with broad hips.

GRACE

(Smiling at JOHN)

Hello..

ADAM

What's up, Gracie? Haven't seen you for a long time,

but you look good...splendid, may i buy you another?

GRACE

I wasn't talking to you, Adam. I was talking to your good-looking friend.

ADAM makes a facial gesture and sips from his glass of cognac.

GRACE

(To JOHN)

My name is Grace...Grace Simmons..

JOHN

...John Collins.

GRACE and JOHN shake hands.

ADAM

(To JOHN)

John, why don't we invite her to your wedding tomorrow?

GRACE

Your wedding? Oh, you are getting married tomorrow?

JOHN

..yeah. I'm inviting you.

GRACE

Okay...we will see about that.

ADAM

(To Grace; smiling)

We might go together. I am unmarried and so free..

GRACE

You are not that good-looking to go with. (To JOHN) Okay, John, have a nice time ahead.

GRACE walks away from the bar to the stage where the singer is performing.

ADAM

(Staring at GRACE walking away)

Someone needs to tame that cat.

(Turns to JOHN)

Johnny, do I look ugly? Cause' I don't understand why ladies are sort of mean to me...Am I ugly?

JOHN

C'mon, buddy, you are not. I see you differently.

(Glances at GRACE standing far away from them) It seems like you know her. (ADAM nods) Who's she? Grace?

ADAM

Her dad owns this club, and she drinks like a duck..

JOHN

Really? Charlie Sheen's drinking or normal drinking..?

ADAM

I put my money on her all night long. She swallows alcohol down her throat like it was used by her mother in breast feeding her when she was a baby.

ADAM glances at JOHN, who, has drawn on an amazed look on his face.

ADAM continued:

ADAM

That shouldn't surprise you. Her brother, Francis is worst. He's bare-headed, old fashioned kind of bully. Have you seen him before?

(JOHN jiggles his head signaling a "no")

This guy, Francis, makes Mugabe look like the finest guy in the God-damn world. His face is rough and rugged like hen coop. Are you sure you haven't seen him before?

JOHN

(Flaring his eyes widely)

No..no...but I think the guy with that exact description is standing right behind you.

ADAM

(Getting scared wreathing a plastic smile on his face)

Are you joking? Kidding?

JOHN

No...

JOHN points behind ADAM. ADAM stares, turns, and sees FRANCIS holding a bottle of whiskey. ADAM freezes for a moment in fright at the sight of FRANCIS. FRANCIS is an immensely large man of six feet plus, with huge, rocky hands.

ADAM

(Quavering)

Mr. Frankenstein, um, sorry, Francis. I always forget your name...How are you doing?

FRANCIS

...were you talking about me?

ADAM

No...no...no. Who dares talk about a stallion like you?

FRANCIS

...And what's a stallion..?

ADAM

(With a puzzled look on his face)

Erm, a stallion?

FRANCIS

(With a grimace)

You heard me, nigga. What?s a stallion?

ADAM

It's another name for an extremely handsome person. You are definitely a fine, cute stallion, you know.

(To JOHN)

Johnny, doesn't he looks like a fine stallion, with the nice fairy nose?

JOHN

..perfect and much sexier and bigger?

ADAM

(To FRANCIS)

..Dude, you should consider being a model, you should.

FRANCIS

(Smiling and his face twinkling)

Thanks man. Sorry about the inconvenience.

ADAM

No problem, dude. Just consider it.

FRANCIS

Can I buy you guys drinks?

ADAM

We are alright, dude.

FRANCIS

Okay, I will see y'all later.

FRANCIS shakes ADAM and JOHN hands and swaggers away. JOHN and ADAM stare at FRANCIS as he swaggers away.

JOHN

Wow, what a man! Built like a tree?

ADAM

..He looks so so military..

JOHN

?Definitely.

ADAM

(Heaving a deep breath)

Charles, give us two more glasses. I almost had a heart attack.

CUT TO: INT. ROOM AT THE VENUE OF THE WEDDING

It's morning, and the sun rays frolic on the windows of the room, where the bridesmaids are assisting, MARY, John's fianc?e, into her wedding gown.

There are two bridesmaids, JULIET and NORA.

NORA

(To MARY)

You look so beautiful.

MARY

I know. (Beat) Don't you guys think JOHN and I are pushing things too soon?

NORA

No...not at all.

MARY

(To JULIET)

What do you think, Juliet?

NORA

If he's good in bed, you know what I mean? (Smiling and makes gestures) Then marry him, but if he has E.D... then I think this is a terrible idea.

MARY

Our sex life is great...but I am scared of raising kids...babies..

NORA

Relax, Mary...you are just tensed and excited.

JULIET

Come to think of it, what do you love about John? Why are you marrying him?

MARY

Should I answer that sincerely, why? (NORA and JULIET listen eagerly)I think I am getting older.

JULIET

...Seriously? Is that why you are marrying him, uh?

MARY

(Vehemently)

..yeah, think I am getting older.

JULIET

..But you haven't reached your menopause yet.

NORA

Just relax everything is gonna be alright.

MARY

Do you guys think I am getting older?

NORA

Not at all.

JULIET

You look great. Older? No, I don't think so. You may have gained a little weight more than necessary, but older? No.

NORA

Baby, you are doing the right thing. Every black woman would like to get married someday.

INT. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE VENUE OF THE CEREMONY

JOHN is standing in front of a large mirror. ADAM is assisting JOHN to wear his Wedding suit.

JOHN

I am nervous. (ADAM doesn't respond) getting cold feet. Am I doing the right thing?

ADAM

How will I know I have never been married? But if this is what you want, I will stand by you as your friend and your best man.

JOHN

Thanks, Man.

ADAM

But I just hope your sparks don't go down after you are married.

JOHN

You are scared of getting married, huh?

ADAM

...scared of losing my mind.

JOHN

Marriage is a lot fun than you think, and I love Mary so dearly, that i wanna spend the rest of my life with her. You have to change your whole idea about marriage.

After an awkward pause.

ADAM

Just that I don't know myself too well. I have always been a guy-guy sort of guy...and I think...

JOHN

(Interrupting)

That you are gay, because of that..?

ADAM

No, I am not. I am straight...straight just like Solomon. Do I look gay?

JOHN

You have a gay I.D? (ADAM jiggles his head) Then, no.

ADAM

(Heaves a breath)

Thank you.

There is a knock on the door. NORA enters.

NORA

(To JOHN)

Mary is ready.

JOHN

Thanks a lot.

NORA smiles and exits.

ADAM

Who's she?

JOHN

Nora. She's Mary's younger sister.

ADAM

She is so beautiful. Don't think this is a sign.

ADAM

She is coming in during this moment. Can you introduce me to her?

JOHN

I don't want to see her depressed..

ADAM

..Is she schizophrenic?

JOHN

No, but you can make her one.

ADAM laughs.

INT. VENUE OF THE WEDDING

Everybody is seated in the church. REVEREND E.K JOHNSON is standing at a podium, while JOHN and MARY are standing at the altar, with bridesmaids, and ADAM, John's best man.

REVEREND E.K JOHNSON

We are gathered together on this beautiful afternoon to share with John Collins, and Mary James as they exchange vows of their everlasting love. At this time, I'll ask you, John Collins, and you, Mary, to face each other and take each others hands. John, will you take Mary to be your wife, your partner in life and your one true love...

JOHN

(Interrupting)

...Yes, I do.

REVEREND E.K JOHNSON

...Mary James, will you take JOHN Collins to be your husband, your partner in life, your one true love? Will you cherish his friendship, and love him today, tomorrow, and forever...

MARY

I...I (Looks at JOHN, who, is also looking at her) John, can we talk about this...?

JOHN

...Baby, what's the matter?

The congregation stares. There is dead silence.

MARY

I can't do this. I can't. I am sorry, John.

MARY walking down the alter. Everybody is surprised, and murmuring.

MARY

(More)

I am so sorry.

MARY hurries, and runs out. JOHN is disgruntled. He stamps his foot to ground, looks up, and drops his head on his hands.

JOHN

Damn!

JOHN runs after MARY

He continued:

JOHN

(Running to the entrance door)

Mary! Mary! Please, Mary!

ADAM

(Mouth gesture)

Tsk tsk!

ADAM swings his hand around.

COMMERCIAL BREAK

INT. JOHN APARTMENT

JOHN is lying on his couch, and on the center table there is an album of pictures. He is looking at pictures of himself and MARY. Tears wells in his eyes, and rolls down his cheek.

EXT. PORCH OF JOHN APARTMENT

ADAM walks to the porch of the building, and to John's entrance door. He knocks, but no response.

He tries to open the door, and discovers it isn't locked. ADAM opens the door, and walks into the apartment.

ADAM

(Calls)

John!

He walks to the sitting room, and sees JOHN lying on the couch.

ADAM continued:

ADAM

Your door was open.

JOHN stirs and sees ADAM

JOHN

..yeah, I left it opened, just in case, Mary changes her mind and comes back.

ADAM walks to another couch and sits.

ADAM

I don't think she's gonna come back after she turned her back on you and left you coldblooded.

So how are you coping?

JOHN

I am confused, lost, like my soul is sinking and slumping away...what should I do right now?

ADAM

You want my candid opinion? (JOHN nods) Get yourself a bible...you need Jesus.

JOHN

But Jesus ain't got any female relationship experience. (Tiny pause) May be the fault was all mine. May be she wasn't ready for marriage. (Looks up at ADAM) I thought she and I had this unique connection. For eighteen months, I thought we had something real...

ADAM

Umm...was she the first lady you slept with..?

JOHN

Please stop being delusional.

ADAM

Sorry about that. But my advice for you is that you should forget about her, and I believe you will meet somebody, someday, somehow.

JOHN

Thanks, man

ADAM

Oh, don't bother to thank me! What are friends for, and moreover I care about you that's if I caught you in bed with my wife, I will tiptoe to the kitchen, and make you a cup of tea...

JOHN

..But you don't have a wife...or even a girlfriend..

ADAM

I know.(A thin smile cracks almost indiscernibly across John's lips, ADAM notices the smile) You see. You are smiling again.

Adam's cell phone rings.

ADAM

That's mine. (To JOHN) excuse me.

(Talks into his cell phone)

Hello, Mom....no, I am not at home. Okay. I will be there....bye.

ADAM hangs up, then turns to JOHN

ADAM

My mom....she is inviting me for dinner. I want you to come with me.

JOHN

I am fine staying at home, here.

ADAM

C'mon. It will be fun, instead of staying here all alone like a soulless machine. Forget about Mary, and live your life like you used to.

JOHN sits up.

JOHN

Okay. When is the thanks giving?

ADAM

This evening.

INT. MRS. WRIGHT HOUSE

ADAM pulls his car at the driveway of the apartment.

JOHN is sitting at the passenger's seat of the car. They both climb out of the car, and walks to door of the apartment. ADAM is holding a bottle of champagne.

They approach the door, and ADAM tolls the bell. The door opens. MRS. WRIGHT, Adam's mom, is standing at the door. She sees ADAM and becomes excited.

MRS. WRIGHT

Adam! (Hugs ADAM affectionately) My little baby boy. I am so happy you came. Come in.

(ADAM and JOHN enter. MRS. WRIGHT sees JOHN)

You came with a friend. Please both of you should come in.

JOHN

Good evening, Mrs. Wright.

MRS. WRIGHT

Good evening. You are welcome.

MRS. BLACK, Adam's aunt, enters the sitting room from the kitchen.

MRS. BLACK

I overheard you speaking to someone (Sees ADAM and JOHN) Oh, your son is here!

MRS. WRIGHT

I told you he will come.

MRS. WRIGHT

...That's alright. But he came with a man. I was expecting to meet a lady....

ADAM jiggles his head.

MRS. WRIGHT

But he came that's important.

(To ADAM and JOHN)

Both of you should make yourselves at home.

MR. BLACK enters from the balcony, holding a bottle of wine and a glass. He is a stout, average height man.

MRS. WRIGHT

(To MR. BLACK)

Bob, you do remember my son, Adam?

BOB

(Walking to the couch to sit; and doesn't look at MRS. WRIGHT)

..yeah, I recall his face clearly....he got a face like a brick wall. (Glances at MRS. WRIGHT and sees ADAM drawing up a grimace)

Exactly, I remember him just like his dad...face like a brick wall.

MR. BOB sits on the couch, and sips wine from his glass.

MRS. WRIGHT

(To MR. BLACK)

Is that all you got to say?

MR. BLACK

(To ADAM)

Welcome, son. I am just kidding you. Is that your friend?

ADAM

...yeah. His name is John.

MR. BLACK

Welcome!

JOHN

Thank you, sir.

ADAM

So where is Terry?

MRS. WRIGHT

He's in his room. I asked him to finish his homework first, before dinner.

(To MRS. BLACK)

Is Rose still coming?

MRS. BLACK

Yes, she will be here soon. Don't worry about her. She will be here.

(To Mr. BLACK)

Bob, please ease on the wine. Ain't you drinking too much of that?

MR. BLACK

(Holds the bottle of wine aloft)

This! C'mon, I have been drinking this since I was twelve, and now my head is iron strong.

MRS. BLACK

I am just saying 'cause I don't want to drag your ass home.

MR. BLACK

(Laughs)

You just care too much. Just too much.

INT. TERRY ROOM

ADAM is standing in front of TERRY'S room. He turns the door handle, and opens the door.

The door makes a clacking sound. ADAM sees TERRY on his bed doing his homework. TERRY is a boy of nine.

ADAM

Terry..

TERRY lifts his gaze up, and ADAM. He stands up, runs to ADAM and hugs him.

ADAM

What are you doing?

TERRY

...My home work...Mom said I should finish it before dinner.

TERRY walks, and sits on the foot of the bed, while ADAM is standing.

ADAM

..So what is it about?

TERRY

Calculation...

ADAM

Mathematics. Hope it isn't giving you a hard time, uh? Let me have a look?

(Peeps into TERRY'S notebook)

Oh, eight times eight? They are two similar numbers...

TERRY

...is the answer a two similar number..?

ADAM

...nope..

TERRY

..should write down two similar numbers..?

ADAM

No. It's sixty-four. (Looks at TERRY closely) Math is giving you a hard time, uh?

TERRY

(Weakly)

Yeah.

ADAM

Okay, Terry. If you ain't really into mathematics, calculations. I guess then you are a fan of literary books

TERRY is staring at ADAM expressionlessly; He doesn't understand what literary books means.

ADAM

I mean English literature?

TERRY

Oh, I don't have any problem in that.

ADAM

Okay, that's fine. So you are a fan of poetry..?

TERRY

...poultry? No....brother, I don't want to be farmer.

ADAM

(Heaves a breathe)

Okay, what do you want to become when you grow up?

TERRY

Umm, I want to be just like you..

ADAM

Perhaps, better than me (Speaks in low voice to himself) when it comes to women department.

TERRY

(Overheard)

Okay. So what's the difference between grownups, and kids..?

ADAM

(Blurts bluntly)

Heart breaks...a lot of heart breaks.

INT. DINNING ROOM

MRS. WRIGHT, MR. BLACK, MRS. BLACK, ADAM, JOHN, and TERRY, are all seated at an enormous dining table. The meal is elaborate, and sumptuous. They are all eating.

MRS. WRIGHT looks at Terry's plate which is almost empty

MRS. WRIGHT

(To TERRY)

Do you want more rice?

TERRY

I am okay.

TERRY shakes his head, "no"

MRS. WRIGHT

Are you sure?

TERRY

..yes, mom. Can I go to my room?

MRS. WRIGHT

Sure, you can

TERRY exits.

TERRY

Thank you, mom

MRS. BLACK

(To MRS. WRIGHT)

Sister, you should try and make that boy eat more.

MRS. WRIGHT

I am doing all I can.

JOHN

(To ADAM)

Is Terry your brother..?

ADAM

..Yeah, my mom adopted him last year from an orphanage.

MR. BLACK

(Biting a steak)

Hmmm, this is real good.

MRS. WRIGHT smiles at the compliment.

MRS. WRIGHT

(Looks at JOHN)

Adam told me what happened at your wedding. (JOHN glances at ADAM, ADAM nods.) It's so terrible. I hope you are coping well with everything? Pick yourself together, and with the help of God you are gonna meet a nice lady...

MRS. BLACK

(Interrupting; to JOHN)

..What happened at your wedding, son...

JOHN

My fianc?e got scared at the altar and...and walked out...

MR. BLACK

You mean she walked out on you (JOHN nods) ..are you serious?

ADAM

Yeah, I was there...as his best man.

MR. BLACK

I heard the similar incident happened at Mr. Jonathan's son wedding.

(To his wife, MRS. BLACK)

You remember Michael, Mr. Jonathan's son. During his wedding, his fianc?e got scared and ran out like she smoked some weed before her wedding.

MRS. BLACK

But how will a woman allow a man to spend so much on their wedding, and still adjourn the wedding when it matters most...

ADAM

...Women fake a lot these days. They don't fake only orgasms, but now they fake relationships, too.

MRS. WRIGHT

What..? What did you say?

ADAM

..Eh, I said time is changing compared to before.

(Sees MRS. Wright's scowling)

Sorry, Mom....sorry, mom.

MRS. BLACK

(To JOHN)

I know she ain't black, is she?

(JOHN nods his gesturing "Yes")

Oh, what was her reason? Are you broke?

JOHN

No. Ma'am.

MRS. BLACK

How was she like? Her behavior? Especially towards you?

ADAM

(Answering for JOHN)

She spent a lot time in front of the mirror, and she also dislikes babies...

MRS. BLACK

(To JOHN)

Then she did you a great favor, before you married her. Jesus is gonna judge a lot of things.

MRS. WRIGHT

Where is she from?

JOHN

Virginia...

MRS. BLACK

Virginia?! Bob lived in Virginia some years ago. He did his high school there, am I right, Bob?

MR. BLACK

(Busied himself biting steak again)

What?

MRS. BLACK

...you told me you stayed at Virginia and schooled in a public school there? How long were you there, before you left there to Brooklyn?

MR. BLACK

Five foot six tall....haven't added an inch since I left there.

MRS. BLACK

(Disgruntled)

I mean how many years were you there?

MR. BLACK

Fifteen long years.

(To JOHN)

Are you from Virginia?

JOHN

..yeah...I and my parents lived there, and my girl friend is from here, too.

MR. BLACK

Your parents lived in Virginia?

JOHN

Yeah. MR. and MRS. Collins. They are both dead.

MRS. WRIGHT

Oh, sorry! Son, you have been through a lot. But everything has a way of making you a better man, and person.

MR. BLACK

I know one Mr. Collins at Virginia? He was my high school English teacher, and a good poet, whom, no student ever read his books...

MRS. WRIGHT

So he wasn't that good, uh?

MR. BLACK

Don't get me wrong, Mag. He was. But his book titles were perfect cure for insomnia...You glance at the book covers, and you fall asleep like someone knocked you into a comma.

MRS. BLACK

..And what were they? The book titles?

MR. BLACK

Um...they were "Sleeping across the Nile." ?Acoma leap."

Everybody laughs.

MR. BLACK continued:

MR. BLACK

(To JOHN)

Was your Dad, the Collins, who wrote those books?

JOHN

...no...my parents were businessmen.

MR. BLACK

Okay.

After an awkward pause.

MRS. BLACK

(To MRS. WRIGHT)

Have you noticed that Adam has never brought a girl to any dinner, or thanks giving we hosted here or at my place?

ADAM

(Speaks to himself)

It's my turn now.

MRS. WRIGHT

He and I have a lot talk about.

MRS. BLACK

That's alright...but don't you think that he's gay?

MRS. WRIGHT

What kind of question is that? Bob, did you hear what she said?

MR. BLACK

(Sipping his glass of wine and not paying attention)

What? What did you say?

MRS. WRIGHT

Did you hear what Ruth said?

MR. BLACK

Was it about the wine? 'Cause it?s really nice

MRS. BLACK smiles, and MRS. WRIGHT jiggles her head.

MR. BLACK gulps down the glass of wine.

ADAM

(To MRS. BLACK)

I am not gay, Aunty.

MR. BLACK

Gay, or not gay. It baffles me that people are spending a lot time talking about this. "Gay or not gay" There are more important things to talk about....like health insurance, taxes and so on. If someone is gay let him be if that's what makes him or her happy.

ADAM

(Interrupting)

..Thank you very much.

EVERYBODY looks at ADAM sternly.

He realizes what he has said.

ADAM

I am a strong supporting fan of gay movement.

MR. BLACK

(Pauses and shrugs)

We waste a lot of time on this matter. I believe strongly there will also be gay people in heaven...

MRS. WRIGHT

...seriously?

MR. BLACK

..yeah. I believe that in heaven, there will be many humble blacks, few whites, poor hippies, and a lot of gay people...

MRS. WRIGHT

..What about the Israelites?

MR. BLACK

I guess they will go back to the Garden of Eden.

The door bell rings.

MRS. WRIGHT

(To MRS. BLACK)

I guess that should be your daughter, Rose.

MRS. BLACK

I hope so....she is already late.

ADAM

(Standing up from his dining chair)

I will get that.

ADAM strolls to the door, and opens it. ROSE is standing at the balcony. She is an exquisitely dark-skinned, attractive woman.

ADAM

Please come in.

ROSE

Thank you.

ROSE walks to the dining table, and exchanges greetings with everyone.

ROSE

Sorry I came late.

MRS. WRIGHT

Oh, that isn't a problem.

(To MRS. BLACK)

She is growing up into a fine, young woman.

MRS. BLACK

..She got all the beauty from me.

(To MR. BLACK)

No, disrespect to you, Bob, you are beautiful inside.

MR. BLACK

That's what makes us a complete couple.

ROSE notices a new face in their mist, JOHN. She is won over by John's handsomeness. She smiles at him. JOHN smiles back brightly, with his eyes gleaming and luminous.

ADAM

(Notices JOHN smiling)

Why are your eyes smiling?

JOHN

Your cousin is so slick and beautiful.

ADAM

Is that the main reason you are smiling?

JOHN

..yeah...she smiled at me, my soul smiled back, no question asked. I guess that is one of the superiority of women over men. They smile at you and a bulb lights up in your head and then forces a smile on your face ...

ADAM

...Please ease a little on the wine. It's alcoholic and French.

INT. DINING ROOM MOMENTS LATER

Dining is over.

JOHN

Thank you, Mrs. Wright. The meal was wonderful.

(MRS. WRIGHT smiles)

I will go to the balcony for some fresh air.

MRS. WRIGHT

Make yourself at home, son.

JOHN smiles and strolls to the balcony.

MR. BLACK

I am getting a lot dizzy...

MRS. BLACK

You are drunk again, Bob.

MR. BLACK

Please don't blame me the red wine had a lot french in it.

MRS. BLACK

I told you. Now, I have to drag your ass home.

(To MRS. WRIGHT)

Mag, I have to take him home.

MRS. WRIGHT

Okay.

MRS. BLACK

Rose, are you coming with us or you'll stay behind and come home later?

ROSE

I will come later.

She looks around and sees JOHN at balcony

MRS. BLACK

Okay, we gotta leave.

MRS. BLACK hugs MRS. WRIGHT, and MR. BLACK exchanges greeting with MRS. WRIGHT.

ADAM

Good bye.

MRS. BLACK

See y'all.

MRS. BLACK and MR. BLACK exits.

ROSE walks to the Balcony to meet JOHN

MRS. WRIGHT

(To ADAM)

So how is work at the office?

ADAM

Fine, mom.

MRS. WRIGHT

..Okay.

(She looks at the balcony again, and sees JOHN, and ROSE talking, and smiling at each other)

Seems like your friend, and Rose like each other.

ADAM

I guess so.

MRS. WRIGHT

That's something about life. No matter how much misery that hits at you, there will always be a way out.

ADAM

..Yeah.

MRS. WRIGHT

(To ADAM)

We have a lot to discuss.

EXT. BALCONY

JOHN and ROSE are talking like they have known each other for long time.

ROSE

So John, you and Adam work in the same office?

JOHN

That's right.

ROSE

How come I haven't seen you?

JOHN

Have you come by before?

ROSE

Yeah...once.

(Glances at JOHN finger and sees a ring)

Oh, you are married?

JOHN

No...was about to...but my supposed to be fianc?e got scared and walked away.

ROSE

Why would she do that? (JOHN shrugs) So you are wearing it as your defense mechanism against women?

JOHN

(Tightly)

Sort of.

ROSE

I know that must have been terrible. But I must admit that you are very, very good-looking, and you look really cool.

JOHN

..Thanks.

ROSE

For real, you seem like a nice guy. Unless, you are pretending to be cool.

JOHN

Me? My hairs are real. I am not bald, and my nose isn't fixed. No plastic surgery.

ROSE laughs.

ROSE

You are funny.

JOHN

(Smiling)

And you have a pretty, nice smile. I wish I had known you since, to express a moment like this.

ROSE

Why don't we make it last?

JOHN

Can we? I guess we could.

ROSE

Umm-hmm.

INT. KITCHEN

MRS. WRIGHT is washing dishes at the kitchen sink, and ADAM hovers closely.

MRS. WRIGHT

Adam, why ain't y

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