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This is your first scene. Last edited by Huyphamvo, two years ago. 0 comments. More scene info.

A 90's style basement. There's a couch, a recliner, a small table beside the couch, and a coffee table. The walls are covered in posters, polaroid photos, and a Korean flag. There are two doors: one stage right that leads 'upstairs' and another stage left that leads outside' and faces the audience. There's a record player on the small table that is playing 'Black' by Pearl Jam. Scotty Kang is a Korean American in his mid 20's. He's sitting on the couch and pours out a bowl of cereal and then pours out milk. Scotty lays down on the couch, closes his eyes, and eats his cereal. He finishes his cereal and slurps the milk. He pours out another bowl of Cookie Crisps. He lays back again and has a couple bites and there's a knock on the door stage left. He is not in a rush to answer it, but isn't annoyed. Trey is at the door.

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Trey (CONT'D)

Sup' Scotty

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Scotty

What's good b'?

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Trey

You busy?

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Scotty

Nah, man come in. You trying to buy?

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Trey

You already know

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Scotty

Solid, uh take a seat.

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Trey sits down on the couch. Scotty opens a tupperware container and pulls out a ziplock bag.

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trey

Is that the same shit you sold me Tuesday?

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Scotty

Yeah, you rock with it?

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Trey

Yeah, I dig it man. Can I uh get an O and a half?

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scotty (sarcastically)

You cutting back?

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Trey

(laughs) nah, my wallet is just a bit skimpy.

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Scotty starts to weigh out the weed.

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scotty

Well, you could make deliveries at that Cuban joint down the street. Then you'll have a good reason to be around all those spanish girls.

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trey

Ooo, those broads are (shitty spanish) muy bonita. Fuck Scott, you don't understand, those Latinas are so sexy man.

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scotty

They are, but too bad for you they like money.

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Trey shrugs.

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trey

(laughs) Well, what're you gonna do? You got a minute?

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Scotty

Yeah, I got time.

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trey

Straight, can I get a bite of this? What is this, cookie crisps?

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scotty

(laughs) of course, and yeah.

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Scotty puts the weed in a separate bag and Trey takes a bite of the cereal.

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scotty (CONT'D)

Well, that's gonna be 80 for the zip and a half.

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trey

Straight.

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Trey pulls out a velcro wallet and takes out the cash. Scotty pockets the money. Scotty pulls out a blunt and they both lay back and smoke it.

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trey (CONT'D)

(hits blunt) How's Cynthia man?

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scotty

Why do you always have to bring her up?

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trey

You two not doing good or something?

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scotty

No, it's not that. It's just that we always say the same shit. You come here and buy a zip or two, we smoke an L, and you fucking bring up Cynthia. You know how Cynthia is doing. Learn how to talk about something else. Do me a favor and take her name out your fucking mouth.

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trey (surprised)

Hey, Scotty. I wasn't trying-I mean I wasn't trying to upset you or anything-

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scotty

(laughs) I'm just fucking with you man. We're great Trey. She still working at the bank.

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trey (relieved)

(laughs) Fuck you, but forreal though. I gotta skedaddle.

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scotty

Where you headed?

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trey

I got to pick up my mom's hemorrhoid cream.

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trey (CONT'D)

It's bad man. There's not enough Preparation H in the world to make me prepared for that shit.

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They look at each other for a beat with straight faces.

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trey (CONT'D)

Well, I'm out.

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Scotty

Have a good one man.

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They hug it out and Trey leaves the door stage left. Scotty makes his way to the couch, but there's another knock on the door. Scotty answers the door. A shady man is at the door.

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scotty (surprised)

Hey, what's good D?

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D

I'm good Scotty. How you doing on supplies?

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scotty

I'm fine. Still got half from what you sold me last month. How do you know where I live?

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D

I gotta keep wraps on all my clients. You feel me?

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scotty (nervously)

Fa sho'

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D

I'm just doing a little door to door sales today.

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scotty

Did you not read the sign on my door? No soliciting.

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D doesn't laugh.

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scotty (nervous)

Well uh, I won't need to re-up for a couple weeks, but I've gotten a lot of compliments on this new strain.

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D

That's good to hear.

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D stays in the room. They just are standing, looking at each other. Scotty looks uncomfortable.

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scotty

So, uh you need anything man? You want to blow some?

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D

No, I don't smoke.

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scotty

Oh. You want some cookie crisps?

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D

Ha, no thank you. I'll catch you later Scotty-Boy

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D opens the door stage left and leaves. Scotty sits down on the couch.

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Scotty (to himself)

What the fuck?

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He continues to listen to the Pearl Jam record, he turns up the volume. He lays down, closes his eyes, and taps his foot in rhythm. A while later, a woman slowly opens the door stage left. She sneaks in, and quietly closes the door behind her. She tip toes to Scotty and sits on top of him. He is startled.

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taylor (playful)

Sorry.

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They kiss very passionately for a while. They're really getting into it. They stop and Taylor playfully slaps Scotty on the cheek twice and she turns toward the coffee table. She grabs a cigarillo to roll a blunt.

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Taylor (While licking th

Sup'

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Scotty slowly sits up, turns down the music. He positions himself where she is sitting in-between his legs. He puts his head on her shoulder.

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Scotty

Nothing. What about you?

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Taylor (flrity)

Nothing.

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Scotty takes a deep inhale and kisses her neck and shoulder. She chuckles.

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Taylor

(laughs) Stop! You're going to make me drop it.

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Scotty

Oh, You're going to drop all MY weed?

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She rolls her eyes.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

When were you this ticklish?

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Taylor

Always, you bastard.

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Scotty takes another big inhale.

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scotty

You smell good.

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Taylor

Thank you.

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scotty

What is that? Cherries? Raspberries? Vanilla? Baby powder?

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Tayloy

Jasmine.

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Scotty

Ooo. Jasmine. I like it.

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Taylor

Well, it's not for you.

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Scotty starts kissing on her neck again. She laughs and finishes rolling the marijuana cigarette. Scotty lays her down on the couch. He kisses her and her neck. He makes his way down her body. She lights the blunt and takes a hit while Scotty unbuttons her jeans. The phone rings. They both look at each other. He answers the phone

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Scotty

Hey

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Scotty (CONT'D)

I've been home all day.

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scotty (CONT'D)

When are you coming home?

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scotty (CONT'D)

Oh-yeah, I'll be home-

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Taylor puts the blunt on the ash tray and buttons her jeans. She kisses him on the cheek and leaves. Scotty looks disappointed.

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scotty (CONT'D)

See ya, good-bye. Love you too.

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He hangs up the phone.

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Scotty (to himself)

Fuck.

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He picks up the blunt from the ash tray and takes a hit. Scotty takes a spoonful of the Cookie Crisps. He groans in distaste.

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Scotty (to himself) (CONT'D)

Soggy shit.

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Scotty walks to a trash can in the corner of the room (stage right) and dumps the bowl. There's an another knock on the door stage left. He goes to answer it. It's a kid.

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Scotty

Who are you kid?

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Mark (nervous)

Are you Scotty Kang?

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Scotty

Yeah, what do you want?

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Mark

I'm here to buy uh.. some weed.

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scotty

(laughs and then pauses for a beat) Come in.

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Mark walks in and Scotty closes the door. Scotty points to the couch for Mark and Scotty sits in the recliner. Scotty examines Mark for a long time and Mark looks uncomfortable. It's hard for him to make eye contact.

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Mark

So uh.. I was-I want to buy some weed.

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Scotty

Yeah-yeah, you want to buy some weed. How old are you kid?

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Mark

Thirteen.

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Scotty

Thirteen? Huh, I didn't get into this stuff until I was like twenty. I mean, I'm not judging you or anything, but thirteen. (beat) You got pretty big balls for coming in here. Who told you about me?

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Mark

Couple of the older kids at the Junior High told me about you. One of them lives down the street and he told me where you lived.

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Scotty (INTRIGUED)

Which kid?

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Mark

I'm not a narc.

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Scotty

(laughs) How much money you got on you?

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Mark quickly shoves his hand into his back pocket to pull out some loose bills.

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Mark

Like fifty dollars.

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Scotty

Where'd you get that money? Your momma gave you that money? You got an allowance?

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Mark starts to look scared.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

What's you name kid?

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Mark (bursts)

MARK

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Scotty

Well Mark, you seem like a nice kid. You got balls, you're a brave little guy. Am I going to sell to you? (beat) No. I'm not. And it's not because I believe weed is bad for you or anything. It's just because I don't feel like selling to you and I don't want to. I don't want the entire Junior High thinking I'm some kind of Willy Wonka of pot or some shit. And I don't want you to use up your momma's money just to look cool for Jimmy No-Dick from down the street. This is what I want you to do. You listening?

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Mark

Yes.

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Scotty

Go to the drug store and use your money to pick up a box of Cookie Crisps. You like Cookie Crisps?

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Mark

Yes.

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Scotty

Of course you do, they're better than any drug, I promise. Then you hop your little self down to the florist on Norris and 7th. You know the intersection?

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MArk

Yes Scotty.

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Scotty

Call me Mr. Kang.

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Mark

Yes, Mr. Kang.

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Scotty

That's more like it. So you going to do what I tell you?

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Cynthia walks into the basement from the door stage right. They both look at her, but quickly regain eye contact.

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Mark

Yes Mr. Kang.

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Scotty

Alright, now I better not see any of you fucking kids at my house again.

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Mark hurries out the room.

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Scotty (shouting)

Nice talk Mark!

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Cynthia

Mr. Kang?

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scotty

(laughs) You like that?

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Cynthia

(laughs) I kinda do.

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Cynthia is dressed in a nurses uniform and she puts down her tote bag. She gets on Scotty's lap.

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Cynthia (CONT'D)

Well, hey Mr. Kang. How was your day?

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Scotty

Not too bad Mrs. Kang.

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They kiss.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

How was yours?

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Cynthia

Tiring. Exciting.

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They kiss.

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Scotty

Oh, what happened?

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Cynthia

Some lady came into the E.R. today really sick. Turns out she didn't know how to use tampons correctly. (beat) Specifically, that you're supposed to take them out.

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Scotty

No way.

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Cynthia

(huge laugh) She looked like a pack of cigarettes.

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Scotty

Get the fuck off of me (laughs). You're repulsive.

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Cynthia kind of deflates on top of Scotty. She buries her head into his neck.

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Cynthia

I'm so tired.

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Scotty kisses her head.

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Scotty

Me too. I've been sitting her all day, smoking weed, and listening to Pearl Jam.

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cynthia

Nice.

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Scotty

What? No way, that's not possible. I've been eating so much Cookie Crisps today I would imagine that I smell sweet.

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Cynthia

You smell like Ganja, B.O., and uh (beat) what is that Jasmine?

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Scotty (nervous)

Yeah, um no. It's this new strain D got me. It seems like flowers and shit.

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Cynthia picks up the blunt from the ash tray and smokes it.

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Cynthia

Tastes good. So what do you want for dinner?

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Scotty

I don't know. What do we have?

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Cynthia

We still got some chicken breasts left. I could make chicken sandwiches?

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Scotty

Mmmmm

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Cynthia

We also got dried pasta in a pantry, sausage and other stuff to make bolognese.

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scotty

Mmmmm

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cynthia

We could use the chicken and the canned broth and some veggies to make a soup or something too.

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Scotty

Mmmmm

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cynthia

fucking tell me what you want.

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Cynthia take a hit of the blunt and ashes it in the ash tray.

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Scotty

Those chicken sandwiches sound great.

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Cynthia

Okay honey. I'm going to take a shower first and I'll call you up okay?

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scotty

Okay.

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cynthia

Please clean up the coffee table and take out that trash. Please?

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Scotty

How about I give you a massage first?

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Scotty kisses her and then kisses her neck and starts to feel her up.

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Cynthia

Not now Scott. You know want to know what I've touched today. Maybe later.

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Scotty looks shocked. Cynthia gets up from his lap, kisses him.

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Cynthia (CONT'D)

Love you.

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Cynthia leaves through the door stage right. Scotty stands up and stretches. He picks up the blunt and finishes it. He puts out the roach in the ash tray. Scotty puts the scale in the tupperware. He picks up all the little nugs and crumbs and puts it into the bag. He puts the bag into the tupper ware and the tupper ware under the coffee table. He picks up the ash tray and carries it over to the trash can. He dumps out all the contents and places it back on to the table. He ties up the trash bag and attempts to open the door to outside stage left. The door is locked.

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Scotty (confused)

What the-

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He gets more aggressive with the knob, but the door doesn't budge.

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Scotty (angry)

What the fuck?

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He puts the trash bag down and uses two hands to pull on the knob. But hurts his hands as they slip off.

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Scotty

Fuck.

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He tries again, but this time with a foot against the wall. He pulls with all his strength and his face reddens as he hustles to open the door. The door opens. There is a brick wall in the opening of the door. Scotty looks incredibly confused.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

What the- is this some kind of joke?

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He pushes against the brick wall, but it's solid. He kicks it, but it is definitely a brick wall. He runs to the other door. He opens it easily, but there's another brick wall.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

What the fuck?! CYNTHIA! CYNTHIA!

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He bangs on the wall.

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scotty (CONT'D)

Cynthia!

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He runs to the other door stage left and jumps to kick it. He falls down.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

(laughs) What?!

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He goes back to the door stage right.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

Did you find out or something? Huh Cynthia?

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He kicks at the wall some more, but no cigar. He sits his back against the wall.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

Shit, I'm sorry. I uh, I fucked up. I had a time of weakness (long beat) You don't deserve that excuse. Like I had a some kind of weakness, like I was seduced, like I had some kind of strong moral fiber beforehand. I'm not a good guy. Cynthia! Please answer me!

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He stands up and slams the door. He goes to the couch and sits down. Scotty runs his fingers through his hair and takes out the tipper ware of weed and rolls a blunt. He lights it and takes a hit. He starts coughing violently he dropped the blunt on the table and coughs into his hands. Theres blood on his hands. He rubs the blood on his shirt. He lays back with his eyes closed. He sits back up and grabs a box of cookie crisps from under the coffee table. He pours out the cereal into the bowl then he grabs a carton of milk. He pours the carton and ash falls out.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

Ah! God!

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He drops the carton.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

What is going on?

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He stands up and almost is pulling his hair out. He takes off the record for the record player and puts on a new one. Some jazz plays then theres voices playing on the record. It's his conversation between Scotty and D.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

Hey, what's good D?

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D

I'm good Scotty. How you doing on supplies?

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Scotty

I'm fine. Still got half from what you sold me last month. How do you know where I live?

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D

I gotta keep wraps on all my clients. You feel me?

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Scotty

Fa Sho'

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D

I'm just doing a little door to door sales today.

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Scotty

Did you not read the sign on my door? No Soliciting.

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Scotty (CONT'D)

Well uh, I won't need to re-up for a couple weeks, but I've gotten a lot of compliments on this new strain.

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D

That's good to hear.

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There's a beat then a three gun shots. Scotty listening jumps up.

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D (CONT'D)

Sorry Scotty.

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The record starts playing jazz again. Scotty looks delirious. He throws the record on the ground. He sits back on the couch with his eyes closed. He breathes in and out for a while, hyperventilating. Then out of a poster above the couch comes a hand that grabs Scotty's face. Scotty screams. Scotty tears the poster off, but there's no hole in the wall. Scotty starts to whimper.

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Scotty

Why me?

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The door stage left slams shut by itself. Scotty goes down stage. He stares at the audience, panting for a while. Then Cynthia enters through the door stage right.

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Cynthia

Dinner is ready.

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She exits. Black out.

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