She & Him

April 17, 2008 at 7:57 am (Script, Writting) (, , )

Black

 

A wailing sound or a hum.

 

Screen opens to a leaky faucet

 

as

 

Music Plays She & Him- Black Hole

 

The Camera pulls back to view the kitchen. It’s messy open food wrappers and dishes are piled up in the sink.

 

The camera cuts to photos on a book self. Several cheap books, paperbacks line the shelves. There are also trinkets stuffed animals.

 

Then cuts to a dinning table with crafts on it

 

Then cuts to a bed messy bed unkempt clothing flung around on it.

 

Then cuts to a dresser with an alarm clock flashing 12:34 the dresser is filled with books half read.

 

Then to a entertainment center with DVD’s and more books

 

Then to a door knob

 

It turns slowly

 

The music fades

 

Silence

 

The camera moves back on the door

 

A woman storms in flinging the door back to a shut, she is a young attractive woman around her mid twenties. Her face says is soft yet harden by a feeling that she is too old for her age. This woman is Toni Cook and she is furious because she just ran into her sudo-ex Hayden in the lobby of her apartment complex. He had been waiting there for her most of the day.

 

Before the door slams shut Hayden grabs it and lets it stay open. Hayden is a young man in his mid twenties, he has a gentle face but stern. Nothing scary, soft features.

Toni looks back at him with a harsh eye. She folds her arms.

Hayden walks up to her

 

Toni doesn’t move and her stare remains

 

Hayden puts his hands on Toni

 

Toni slaps his hands away and turns around.

 

Hayden bites his lip flings his arms and moves to the kitchen

 

Toni watches him from the side of her eye her stare isn’t as harsh, softer almost a bit caring, concerned. A mixed signal is going on here. She likes Hayden but she also hates him, it’s a weird relationship. They have never officially been a couple but it seems like they have been.

 

Hayden grabs a dirty glass and puts it under the leaky faucet

 

Toni takes off her right shoe as Hayden looks at the faucet

 

Hayden starts to speak softly

 

HAYDEN

I think…

 

Cuts to Toni waist up, she looks annoyed that Hayden is talking she snaps her neck around at him.

 

TONI

(Cutting in)

What?

 

HAYDEN

(Clears his throat)

I was saying I think I can fix this, the sink.

 

TONI

Yea

 

Toni takes off her left shoe

 

HAYDEN

Yea, I’ve figured it out. The problem is a broken stopper and…

 

Hayden puts down the glass of water

 

Hayden bends down and opens the door under the sink

Hayden reaches in

 

HAYDEN

Just what I thought, you also have a loose pipe. If some kind of anomaly happened with in the pipe, it could cause it to rattle and…

 

Toni walks into the kitchen

 

Hayden looks up

 

HAYDEN

And cause all kinds of problems.

 

TONI

What would you need to fix it?

 

HAYDEN

Not much.

 

Hayden gets back up

 

HAYDEN

I will have to stop by the hardware store and pick up some rubber stoppers and… one of those pipe joints? I think that’s what they’re called.

 

TONI

How much?

 

HAYDEN

Shouldn’t be more then five, ten at most.

 

Toni scratches her head not knowing what to do. She seems to be torn, she doesn’t want Hayden here but she does.

 

Toni looks away

 

Pausing

 

She walks back into the living room

 

Hayden follows her

 

Toni turns to Hayden

 

TONI

The bath tub needs fixing too… do you think that maybe it’s the same problem?

 

 

HAYDEN

It could be.

 

Hayden walks down the hall into the bathroom

 

Toni waits a beat in the living room

 

She walks down to the bathroom

 

She hangs outside of the bathroom

 

The door is only slightly open

 

HAYDEN (off Screen)

Looks like the same problem.

 

TONI

How much will it run now?

 

Hayden pops his head out of the bathroom door

 

His head is awfully close to Toni’s

 

A beat passes as they both look at each other

 

HAYDEN

Well it’s an old faucet.

 

TONI

Well what if I got a new one?

 

HAYDEN

That might not be a good idea, too much time and you might pay more having some one install it.

 

Toni looks away

 

TONI

You can’t install it?

 

HAYDEN

Well…

 

Hayden pops his head back in the bathroom

 

HAYDEN

That might cause more damage then it would fix. I’m not handy when it comes to .

 

Hayden pops his head back out of the bathroom.

 

HAYDEN

I think I might be able to find the right stopper downtown. A lot of old shops down there, they might have what we need.

 

Toni walks down the hall and back into the living room

 

Toni waits a beat

 

She sighs

 

Toni waits a beat

 

And then a loud out of fustration

 

TONI

Fuck…

 

Hayden rushes out

 

HAYDEN

What?

 

TONI

Would it be easy enough for me to do it?

 

HAYDEN

Maybe,

 

TONI

Yes or no?

 

HAYDEN

Well I don’t know.

 

TONI

Its not that hard of a question, I gave you a choice in possible answers.

 

HAYDEN

No

 

TONI

Very well.

 

Toni moves over to a chair and sits down

 

Hayden moves over to her

 

Toni puts her foot on his stomach

 

TONI

Is there something more?

 

HAYDEN

More?

 

Toni pushes him back with her foot.

 

HAYDEN

Look, your faucets need fixing. It’s the least I can do.

 

TONI

Then we’re done.

 

Toni stands up

 

She get’s into his face with in inches of him

 

TONI

No more dropping by, no more random texts, no more random encounters at the grocery store. You come over tomorrow and you fix this and that’s it. We’re cut off from each other.

 

HAYDEN

Okay

 

TONI

I mean it this time. You understand?

 

HAYDEN

Understood

 

Hayden backs off and walks to the still open door

 

Toni walks to the door and makes sure he gets out.

 

He looks back

 

HAYDEN

I’ll see you tomorrow.

 

Toni closes the door and locks it.

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