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Int, Giver's home-living room, night

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Jonas

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

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The Giver

(Firmly) Sit up, Jonas,

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Jonas obeyed The Giver and he weeps and shudders on the edge of the bed

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The Giver (CONT'D)

(Calmly) 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 looks up wildly

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Jonas

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

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Jonas returning in sobbes again

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Giver waits silently

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Jonas quiets down and sits huddle, shoulders shake

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Giver goes to the wall speaker and clicks the switch on

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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

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

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Jonas

(sarcastically) I will take care of that sir. I will take care of that, sir

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jonas (CONT'D)

(sarcastically)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. How may I help y-

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Giver grasps his shoulders firmly.

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Jonas silently stares at The Giver

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The giver

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 that because it's true. It's the way they live. It's the life we 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

But he lied to me

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The Giver grasps his shoulders firmly

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Jonas silently listen to him

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the giver

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's 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 not had been chosen as my successor.

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Jonas weps

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Jonas

But he lied to me

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the giver

It's what he was told to do, and he knows nothing else.

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jonas

(in a questioning manner) What about you? Do you lie to me, too?

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the giver

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

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Jonas stars at The Giver

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jonas

Release is always like that? For people that break the rules three times? For the old? Do they kill the old, too?

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the giver

Yes, it's true.

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jonas

What about Fiona? She loves the old! She's in training to care for them. Does she know yet? What will she do when she finds out?

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the giver

Fiona is already being trained in the fine art of release

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the giver (CONT'D)

She's very efficient at her work, your red-haired friend. Feelings are not part of the life she's learned

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Jonas wraps his arms around himself and rocks his own body back and fort.

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Jonas

(shocked) What should I do? I can't back! I can't

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