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int.the giver's hoouse, living room- evening

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JONAS is arguing with THE GIVER about going back home after seeing a video of his father releasing a baby twin

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JonaS

(angrily screaming) I won't!I won't go home! You can't make me!

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JONAS sobbed and shouted and ponded the bed with his fist.

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THE GIVER

(firmly) Sit up, JONAS

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JONAs obeyed him. Weeping, shuddering, he sat on the edge of the bed. He would not look at THE GIVER.

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THE GIVER (CONT'D)

You may stay here tonight. I want to talk to you. But you must be quiet now, while I notify your family unit. No one must hear you cry.

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JONAS looked up widly

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JonaS

(tearfuly) No one heard that little twin cry, either! No one but my father!

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He collapsed in sobs again. THE GIVER waited silently. Finally JONAS was able to quiet himself and he sat huddled, his shoulders shaking. THE GIVER went to the wall speaker and clicked the switch to ON.

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Secretary

Yes Receiver. How may I hep you.

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THE GIVER

Notify the new Receiver's family unit that he will be staying with me tonight, for additional training.

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Secretary

I will take care of that, sir. Thank you for you for your instructions.

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Jonas

( in a cruel sarcastic way) I will take care of that, sir. I will take care of that, sir. I will do whatever you like, sir. I will kill people, sir. Old people? Small newborn people? I'd be happy to kill them, sir. Thank you for your instructions, sir. How may I help y-.

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JONAS kept talking at a point where he couldn't seem to stop. THE GIVER grasped his shoulders firmly. JONAS fell silent and stared at him

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THE GIVER

( in a calming way) Listen to me Jonas. They can't help it. They know nothing.

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Jonas

You said that to me once before

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The giver

I said it because it is true. It's the way they live. It's the life that was created for them. It's the same life you would have, if you had not been chosen as my successor.

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Jonas

( angrily ) But he lied to me

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The giver

I am empowerded to lie. But I have never lied to you.

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Jonas

( curiously) What about you? Did you ever lie to me too?

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JONAS stared at him

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Jonas (CONT'D)

( curiously) Release is always like that? For people who break the rules three times? For the Old? Do they kill the Old, too?

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The giver

( in a confirming way) Yes it's true

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Jonas

( in a panicking way) And what about Fiona? She loves the Old! She's in trainig for them. Does she knows yet? What will she do when she finds out? How will she feel?

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JONAS brushed wetness from his face with the back of one hand.

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THE GIVER

Fiona is already being trained in the fine art of release , she's very efficient at her work, your red-haired friend. Feeling are not part of the life she's learned.

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Jonas wrapped his arms around himself and rocked his own body back and forth.

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Fade out

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