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The Day After Yesterday
by Richard Thomas (ReflectionRain@aol.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review: **


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FADE IN:

INT. JANIES HOME - DAY
                                                            
August 2004 Janie and John have just returned from the
funeral of their 7 year old daughter who has killed by a hit
and run driver a week earlier.
                                                            
Janie is sitting on the couch looking through a book of her
daughters from school.

John enters and pauses and thinks, looks back to see janie
staring into the book like it were her own
                                                            
                       JOHN
Do u want something to drink ?
                                                            
Long pause as John waits for answer, Janie hasnt changed at
all, still looking through the book
                                                            
                       JOHN
Well im going to fix myself a
drink.
                                                            
John exits the room as Janie is still in her own little
world. John returns to the scene with a drink
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (Drinks)
Thats good, it takes away the
chill.

You know someone once said that no
matter when u go to a funeral, no
matter how warm it may be, there
is always a chill within
                                                            
Janie still hasnt moved from her position.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Janie, arent you going to say
something, instead of just sitting
there?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (pauses)
I mean anything Janie, stand up,
fucking scream, break something
                                                            
                       JANIE
      (looks at him
       slowly)
            (MORE)

2.

                       JANIE (cont'd)
Would that make u feel better,
would that let u have it easier.
                                                            
                       JOHN
how would have it easy janie, I
lost someone too, u arent the only
one that is hurting here
                                                            
                       JANIE
hurting, you dont know what the
feeling is. You didnt lose, you
could never know what this loss
feels like
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie maybe u just better lie down
or something
                                                            
                       JANIE
you mean lie down and take it,
accept it, thats the way you look
at women. Just lay there and take
it, accept it.
                                                            
                       JOHN
its obvious that u cant, that u
arent going to listen to what i am
trying to say to you
                                                            
                       JANIE
      (pauses and thinks)
Where were u that day?
                                                            
                       JOHN
what day? janie what are you
talking about?
                                                            
                       JANIE
you were supposed to pick her up
at school, why were u late, if u
were on time she wouldnt have
tried to cross the street herself
                                                            
                       JOHN
jesus christ janie, what the fuck
are you talking about. It was an
accident, shit, these things
happen janie, and now they've
happend to us
                                                            
                       JANIE
us. how can u just say "us" like
there is a meaning to it. you will
            (MORE)

3.

                       JANIE (cont'd)
never know the meaning of what
this is.
                                                            
                       JOHN
i lost a daughter too, thats the
only thing that i know.
                                                            
                       JANIE
      (laughing)
your daughter, why is she
considered your daughter. Becuase
you fucked me one night when we
were both drunk and stupid. I
carried her inside me for 9
months, you have no idea what that
means
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (tries to calm her)
janie
                                                            
                       JANIE
no, dont touch me. If it werent
for you she would be here, she
would be doing her homework right
now
                                                            
                       JOHN
shes gone janie, it might take
awhile for you to see that, but
she is gone
                                                            
                       JANIE
dont you ever say that, she isnt
gone. Maybe you are the one that
is gone
                                                            
                       JOHN
maybe i should go then
                                                            
                       JANIE
sure go, maybe you will die too.
maybe that is the best thing for
all of us
                                                            
                       JOHN
I'll get my things and go, maybe
it is for the best.
                                                            
John pauses a moment and thinks and then exits the room
                                                            
Janie returns to reading her daughters book and goes back
into her world. John reenters the room carrying a bag
                                                            

4.

                       JOHN
Goodbye janie
                                                            
john looks at janie who still hasnt moved or looked at him.
                                                            
                       JOHN
I'll stop by in a few days for my
things

I'll make sure youre not here when
i do
                                                            
John exits the door leaving janie behind
                                                            
FADE OUT ON SCENE
                                                            
 
EXT. SIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY CURRENT TIME - DAY
                                                            
We see John walking back through the city past various sites
that he knows well, walking past people that know him well
too.

He stops at one point when Ivette comes up to him, a Sexy
street smart girl from his neighborhood.

He continues his walk and stops and sees Kevin his good
friend
                                                            
                       JIMMY
      (voice over)
Hey Johnny where the hell are you,
you owe me still, and i will
collect. U cant just play the
games and not pay up.
                                                            
We see John walk into a doorway
                                                            
We see a door open

We see john throw his bag down on the bed
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. NANCY AND KEVIN MEETING - NIGHT
                                                            
Kevin is pouring two glasses of wine
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (from other room)
Im glad that you finally agreed to
go out with me after all this time
                                                            

5.

                       NANCY
well your persistence was breaking
my heart so i guess i finally gave
in
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (as he enters the
       room)
well when i see something i want
its hard to think about anyone
else
                                                            
                       NANCY
now now, lets not play games here,
Im pretty sure that u have been
playing the field all this time
and not just waiting for me
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (hands her a glass)
well u know what they say, boys
will be boys
                                                            
                       NANCY
i guess
                                                            
nancy takes the glass from kevin
                                                            
                       NANCY
I see you went all out on me
tonight
                                                            
                       KEVIN
some things are worth the effort,
nothings too good for someone like
you
                                                            
                       NANCY
      (laughs)
are u serious. did u just rehearse
that line today
                                                            
                       KEVIN
me.... use a line on someone like
u. I know you would see through
something like that
                                                            
                       NANCY
exactly thats what im talking
about, i saw that one a mile away
                                                            

6.

                       KEVIN
but seriously, why did u agree to
see me Finally
                                                            
                       NANCY
Well i did have a motive, i guess
women always have a motive right
                                                            
                       KEVIN
as long as that motive brought you
here, i dont think i really care
                                                            
                       NANCY
Im flattered but i did need some
information or actually a favor
from you
                                                            
                       KEVIN
favors usually cost something, i
mean whats in it for me
                                                            
                       NANCY
maybe a great night
                                                            
nancy turns and kisses kevin
                                                            
                       KEVIN
how can i say no to that. Whats
the favor?
                                                            
                       NANCY
well its about Janie
                                                            
                       KEVIN
that fucking nut job, what now?
                                                            
                       NANCY
look i just need some help with
her, i know that John is back in
town. I just need you to talk to
him and get him to at least see
her.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
I dont even know if thats why he
came back, i do know he owes Jimmy
some money
                                                            
                       NANCY
i just need help with heer thats
all, half the time i have to
remind her to eat
                                                            

7.

                       KEVIN
i know, shes nuts
                                                            
                       NANCY
no shes not, you know that. i mean
everything she has been through,
no one could come out of that sane
                                                            
                       KEVIN
alright, alright, i'll do it.
but can we please get back to the
issues of tonight
                                                            
                       NANCY
      (laughs)
well i guess you've waited long
enough
                                                            
                       KEVIN
youre telling me
                                                            
Nancy starts kisses Kevin
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. JANIES APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Janie is sitting at the table while her friend Nancy is
straightening things out
                                                            
                       NANCY
Janie do you want some breakfast,
you really should keep up your
strength
                                                            
                       JANIE
no im alright
                                                            
                       NANCY
Janie you cant skip your meals
like this, it isnt good for you,
you know that
                                                            
                       JANIE
whats good? whats bad? who makes
those decisions
                                                            
                       NANCY
come on now, lets get yourself
together today, maybe we can go
out for lunch later
                                                            

8.

                       JANIE
no im busy today, i have to work
at the hospital
                                                            
                       NANCY
yeah but you get a lunch break,
lets go out for lunch
                                                            
                       JANIE
I dont want lunch, i'll be working
straight through the day, there is
no time to eat
                                                            
                       NANCY
The doctor told you already about
keeping your strength up, anyway
you might have a visitor today
                                                            
                       JANIE
who, who is coming here
                                                            
                       NANCY
John, I talked to Kevin and john
is back in town. Kevin is going to
talk to him about you
                                                            
                       NANCY
i dont want him here, i dont want
him in this house. He doesnt
understand
                                                            
                       NANCY
he does, you have to let him
grieve too. Janie u know the
doctor told u all about that
                                                            
                       JANIE
doctor, what does he know, he
didnt carry a child, what the fuck
does he know
                                                            
                       NANCY
just let john see you, he came
back for you.
                                                            
                       JANIE
i dont need him
                                                            
Janie gets up from the table and leaves the scene
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 

9.

EXT. JOHN MEETS UP WITH KEVIN - DAY
                                                            
John is walking towards Kevin, they greet each other and
then walk away together towards a building hallway
                                                            
                       JOHN
its been a long time, whats new
with you?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
you've been gone almost 2 years
and all u can say is whats new.
How about where the fuck have u
been for 2 years, you got alot of
people looking for you
                                                            
                       JOHN
Jimmy? im sure hes been looking
everywhere for me
                                                            
                       KEVIN
yeah, that scumbag has been
turning over every fucking rock in
this city looking for you
                                                            
                       JOHN
well im here so he can stop
looking
                                                            
                       KEVIN
you really are something, i mean
your not the least bit worried
about this.
                                                            
                       JOHN
not at all
                                                            
                       KEVIN
whats he looking for anyway, how
much are u into for this time
                                                            
                       JOHN
about ten grand, something like
that. but thats not why im back.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Janie, right? Look man she is a
fucking wreck, I mean she totally
is off the deep end. And now she
is working as a volunteer at a
free clinic to help kids.
                                                            

10.

                       JOHN
yeah she always had a big heart
                                                            
                       KEVIN
too bad she is fucking nuts, i
mean, you know Nancy her friend.
Well she is helping her out with
just remembering to fucking eat
                                                            
                       JOHN
yeah. but its hard to just walk
away and leave her behind to deal
with this.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
but you already did that, i mean
you took off and left her
                                                            
                       JOHN
i know, but i came back. I had to
see how she was, or if she was.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
well u know best, but if i were
you i would have kept on walking
and not looked back
                                                            
                       JOHN
i have my reasons.
                                                            
John pauses and thinks for a moment
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. JOHN WALKS INTO HIS OLD HOME - DAY
                                                            
                       JOHN
hey janie, its me where are u?
                                                            
JOHN LOOKS AROUND THE APARTMENT AND SEES THE BOOK
                                                            
John stares at the book for a moment and thinks back to the
day he left
                                                            
Janie enters the scene and is looking at john
                                                            
                       JANIE
well look what the cat dragged
back into town
                                                            
                       JOHN
hello to you too.
                                                            

11.

                       JANIE
shit, i should have changed the
locks
                                                            
                       JOHN
whats going on janie, why are
still holding on to this stuff
                                                            
                       JANIE
dont touch anything of hers
                                                            
                       JOHN
shit janie is this where we are
going this today. Fuck, i came
back for you, i came back for us
                                                            
                       JANIE
no one asked you to come back
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie just fucking stop it for a
moment and look at me!

Im here, im back for you
                                                            
                       JANIE
oh ok, nice to have you back. Oh
and while you were gone there are
some things that came for you
                                                            
Janie picks up some papers (bills)
                                                            
                       JANIE
heres the phone bills, the gas
bills, all for you, glad to have
you fucking back
                                                            
Janie is throwing the bills at him and hits him with them
                                                            
                       JOHN
fuck, janie. Stop this already!
                                                            
John stops her from throwing stuff and goes to hit her back
but stops himself
                                                            
                       JANIE
go ahead, hit me, u know u want
to. thats how u do things
                                                            
                       JOHN
no
                                                            
Nancy walks into the scene
                                                            

12.

                       NANCY
what the hell is going on here, i
can hear you guys all the way
outside
                                                            
                       JOHN
she nuts, fucking out of her mind.
I came back for her, not for all
this shit, shes worse now
                                                            
Janie walks out of the room
                                                            
                       JOHN
shes fucking out of her mind, i
mean i knew she wasnt well but
what the fuck is up
                                                            
                       NANCY
whats up? is that all U can say. I
mean you leave her and go god
knows where and then come back and
want reasons and explanations
                                                            
                       JOHN
you know im hurting too, this isnt
easy on me either
                                                            
                       NANCY
I know that john, but you have to
understand what she is going
through, and now she works in a
hospital surrounded by that shit
all day
                                                            
                       JOHN
I know
                                                            
                       NANCY
do you? i mean do you really know
what she is going through, she
spends all day there, and then
comes home and brings all that
crap with her
                                                            
                       JOHN
what do you want me to say. I have
said a million times that I love
her and im her for you and this is
what i get
                                                            
                       NANCY
those are just words, but do you
really feel that way about her. Do
            (MORE)

13.

                       NANCY (cont'd)
you really know what she is going
through
                                                            
                       JOHN
how can i, I mean i try to
understand her, but she just tells
me that i never will and then she
blames me
                                                            
                       NANCY
blames you?
                                                            
                       JOHN
for not being there that day, for
getting there late. She has this
whole scenario in her head that if
I would have been there a few
minutes earlier it wouldnt have
happend
                                                            
                       NANCY
its guilt john, she is feeling the
guilt thats why she is throwing it
at you like that. She feels she
should have been protecting her
always
                                                            
                       JOHN
but you cant protect someone
forever, sometimes bad things will
happen
                                                            
                       NANCY
why dont you tell her that, why
dont you show her what she is
feeling
                                                            
                       JOHN
do you really think she can
understand that
                                                            
janie walks back into the room and is standing there staring
at john
                                                            
                       JANIE
I understand that u are fucking
dead to me, dead, dead, dead.
                                                            
                       NANCY
john she doesnt mean it, its just
the pills talking again
                                                            

14.

                       JANIE
      (laughing)
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (grabs his coat)
Look im outta here, if u wanna
deal with her than u do it
                                                            
                       JANIE
go ahead, leave, just like you
always do, maybe the guilt will
kill you
                                                            
                       NANCY
janie!
                                                            
                       JOHN
good, want dont you take some more
of your happy pills and try to
make the world go away like you
usually do
                                                            
                       JANIE
shut up!
                                                            
                       JOHN
just remember when u wake up, your
still gonna be fucked.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (leaves)
                                                            
                       NANCY
janie just take it easy, he didnt
mean it
                                                            
                       JANIE
leave me alone. I have to go to
work, i have to go to work, they
need me
                                                            
janie pauses then she leaves the room
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. STAN AND JOHN ARE TALKING OVER WHAT HAS HAPPEND - DAY
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so heres the deal, this chick with
this big fat ass comes in and sits
right next to me
                                                            

15.

                       JOHN
why do all your stories seem to
come around to some chick with a
big ass
                                                            
                       KEVIN
shouldnt every story be that way.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (smirks)
                                                            
                       KEVIN
whats wrong, the wife got you hung
up again
                                                            
                       JOHN
doesnt she always, shes just
so..gone
                                                            
                       KEVIN
you still love her?
                                                            
                       JOHN
yeah, i guess in some way i never
stopped loving her, but things are
so different now
                                                            
                       KEVIN
of course there different, look
whats happend, but thats not your
fault. she wants to lay all that
guilt at your door
                                                            
                       JOHN
i guess
                                                            
                       KEVIN
theres got to be something else
thats bothering you. Is it jimmy
and the money?
                                                            
                       JOHN
no, since when have i let that
asshole bother me.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
then what is it?
                                                            
                       JOHN
its just the whole thing, janie,
whats happend to her.
                                                            

16.

                       KEVIN
dont forget what happend to her
has happend to you too or has she
got u believing something else?
                                                            
                       JOHN
its not what she has me believing.
I just keep thinking of when we
first met, she was so perfect, and
then
                                                            
                       KEVIN
and then what
                                                            
                       JOHN
the usual things that happend to
two people when they are together,
they grow apart
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so?
                                                            
                       JOHN
and then all the bullshit comes to
play, you notice everything about
a person, and notice everything
that u hate in that person
                                                            
                       KEVIN
and then you want someone new.
Someone that makes u feel that way
again.
                                                            
                       JOHN
yeah thats what i mean alright
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so, your no different than any
other guy thats wanted that
                                                            
                       JOHN
the thing is i always told janie i
was different. maybe i thought i
was too
                                                            
                       KEVIN
look, i know you want you want
                                                            
KEVIN HANDS HIM KEYS
                                                            
                       JOHN
whats this?
                                                            

17.

                       KEVIN
you dont recognize the keys, its
the keys to where ivette works
                                                            
                       JOHN
i dont think so
                                                            
                       KEVIN
you need it, its what us guys do,
remember. look just take them, i
got to see jimmys wife about
something, take them
                                                            
JOHN SLOWLY TAKES THE KEYS FROM KEVIN
                                                            
                       JOHN
maybe im not different after all
                                                            
                       KEVIN
stop being so fucking hard on
yourself, just go get some
                                                            
John gets up and starts to exit
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. VARIOUS OUTDOOR SHOTS - DAY
                                                            
John is walking through various sites in nyc, through the
streets, through the park, he finally spots ivette and stops
and talks to her for a moment then they both walk away
together...
                                                            
 
INT. IVETTES PLACE - NIGHT
                                                            
the two of them are entering the apartment both taking off
their jackets
                                                            
                       IVETTE
so do you want something to drink?
                                                            
                       JOHN
a beer's fine
                                                            
                       IVETTE
how could i forget, have a seat,
you dont need an invite
                                                            
ivettte leaves the room to get the drink
                                                            

18.

                       IVETTE
you were the last person i was
planning on running into today
                                                            
                       JOHN
well you knew i was back in town,
im sure u figured i would be back
at some point
                                                            
Ivette walks back in with a bottle of beer and a glass of
wine
                                                            
                       IVETTE
yeah but i guess i figured you
would be spending time with your
wife or something like that
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (laughs)
well i tried that already
                                                            
                       IVETTE
      (laughs)
yeah, some things never change, do
they?

So why were u making the rounds
today?
                                                            
                       JOHN
no reason, everything always
doesnt have to have a reason you
know
                                                            
                       IVETTE
oh please, dont get all "dr phil"
on me. you werent just clearing
your mind today, thats not you at
all
                                                            
                       JOHN
you think you know me?
                                                            
                       IVETTE
oh you know i know you well
                                                            
                       JOHN
you'd be surprised what you dont
know
                                                            

19.

                       IVETTE
oh here we go again, getting all
mystikal. its kind of sexy though
in a way, all that talk..
                                                            
                       JOHN
well i guess my time away from
this place has given me a greater
wisdom than the people around it
                                                            
                       IVETTE
      (laughs)
now thats a nice speech. Look john
why did you meet me today, i mean
you could have gotten a beer
anywhere
                                                            
                       JOHN
i guess i figured it would be more
special with you
                                                            
                       IVETTE
im very flattered, but i know
theres some motive here.
                                                            
                       JOHN
no motive
                                                            
                       IVETTE
something else?
                                                            
john doesnt answer
                                                            
                       IVETTE
well from the silence i figure
that you have another reason.

Guilt maybe?
                                                            
                       JOHN
guilt?
                                                            
                       IVETTE
come on now, we both know why u
left town in such a hurry dont we,
lets not just pretent that it was
because your wife lost her mind
                                                            
                       JOHN
look i came to see you and not get
a lecture
                                                            

20.

                       IVETTE
well, i know what you came here
for tonight, but, no one gets
anything for nothing, if you want
the prize then you gotta take the
lecture
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (laughs to himself)
                                                            
                       JOHN
i guess time has given us both
some greater knowledge
                                                            
                       IVETTE
so you are feeling that guilt. The
real reason you left town that
day, thats why you are here today
                                                            
                       JOHN
look i walked away from a train
wreck, thats it, nothing more
                                                            
                       IVETTE
ok thats true, but it was a train
wreck that u feel you caused, I
mean we cant forget that day
                                                            
                       JOHN
that day?
                                                            
                       IVETTE
yes that day, getting there late
to pick up your daughter from
school.
                                                            
john puts his head in his hands
                                                            
                       IVETTE
it wouldnt have been so bad if you
were just late, but you were late
because you were having sex with
me, lets rephrase that, great sex
with me, thats why you were late
                                                            
long pause as john looks at ivette
                                                            
                       JOHN
why?
                                                            

21.

                       IVETTE
come on, everything i said was
true, thats why you are here
today, to make your peace
                                                            
                       JOHN
peace, how can i have peace after
what i did, how can i look at my
wife again, how can i try to help
when i was the cause
                                                            
                       IVETTE
john none of this was your fault,
you werent driving the car that
hit her, you werent the crossing
guard that wasnt paying attention
to her and let her cross.
                                                            
                       JOHN
but i should have been there, i
should have helped her cross, i
should have be the one hit
                                                            
                       IVETTE
look john, im not going to sit
here and debate life with you, if
thats what you need then go to
church and heal, there is only one
kind of healing i can give you,
and thats why you are here today
                                                            
                       JOHN
i've missed you so much
                                                            
                       IVETTE
shit your making me blush
                                                            
                       JOHN
youre right that is why i came her
today, maybe hoping that i could
find some kind of peace, within
myself
                                                            
                       IVETTE
peace i cant give you, you will
have to find it yourself. Now
something else i can give you, and
im sure you came here for that
                                                            
ivette puts her glass down and stands up and walks over to
john. she looks at him, takes the bottle from his hand,
looks at him, kisses him, falls on him and kisses him on the
couch.
                                                            

22.

CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. KEVIN TALKING WITH KARLA - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so, i guess you know that john is
back in town right?
                                                            
                       KARLA
of course i know, nothing happens
in this time with me fucking
knowing about it
                                                            
                       KEVIN
you mean jimmy knowing about it
                                                            
                       KARLA
whatever jimmy knows, then i know,
i thought you knew that already
                                                            
                       KEVIN
oh i know alot more then you think
i do. i have my own sources too,
not jimmy obviously
                                                            
                       KARLA
well look thats not why i wanted
to see you today, you know that
                                                            
                       KEVIN
yeah i know, im sure you want to
talk about the money that john
owes you, right?
                                                            
                       KARLA
of course. That fucking bastard is
into my husband again, for another
ten grand, doesnt he ever learn
                                                            
                       KEVIN
what do you mean?
                                                            
                       KARLA
nothing, im just saying everytime
he pays my husband he goes right
back into some kind of debt again
with him, and then splits town
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so why dont you tell your husband
to stop doing business with him
                                                            

23.

                       KARLA
      (laughs)
                                                            
                       KEVIN
oh right i forgot that you cant
tell him anything, hes basically
got you like some sort of puppet
                                                            
Karla slaps kevin
                                                            
                       KEVIN
pretty good, i was expecting that
though from you
                                                            
                       KARLA
dont ever say something like that
about me
                                                            
                       KEVIN
the truths hurt doesnt it?

so does your hand against my face
too
                                                            
                       KARLA
well talk shit and thats what your
gonna get from me
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so what exactly do you want, i
mean im not going to give you
money for john
                                                            
                       KARLA
well we have our ways of
collecting from people as you
know, so just give that message,
the ball is already rolling once
again.
                                                            
Karla starts to exit, Kevin grabs her and pushes her against
the wall
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Dont forget to give your husband
this message, No one ever hits me.
Ok?
                                                            
Kevin pauses and then they kiss .
                                                            
                       KEVIN
message recieved
                                                            

24.

karla exits
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. JANIE IS WALKING THROUGH THE PARK - DAY
                                                            
Janie is walking through the park past various scenery, she
stops , and thinks, tries to gather herself. She sits on a
bench when after a few moments a woman comes over to her and
sits next to her and hands her a small package and then
Janie hands her an envelope. The woman gets up and walks
away from her, janie thinks for a moment and then gets up
and walks away out of the scene, john enters the scene and
follows her.
                                                            
 
INT. JANIES HOME - DAY
                                                            
Janie enters the apartment and puts her stuff down quickly
and then goes to the table and puts down the package she got
from the park.
                                                            
                       JOHN
whats that janie?
                                                            
                       JANIE
how did you get in here?
                                                            
                       JOHN
I live here remember, or did you
forget that we were married
                                                            
                       JANIE
forget it, how could i forget
something so awful
                                                            
                       JOHN
you son of a bitch, janie give me
that package
                                                            
                       JANIE
no
                                                            
                       JOHN
all this time im struggling with
pain and guilt and your floating
on a fucking cloud getting high
                                                            
                       JANIE
struggle? you dont know the
meaning of the word struggle
                                                            

25.

                       JOHN
fuck janie, dont give me more shit
about carrying a child for 9
months and how that makes you
grieve more
                                                            
                       JANIE
ooh im shaking, your getting rough
or something. Now what, knock me
around or something.
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie dont you see what that stuff
is doing to you, what that stuff
is doing to us
                                                            
                       JANIE
dont try to talk as if there is an
"us" or some fairy tale like that
                                                            
                       JOHN
im not in a fairy tale, youre the
one that is, you think that
everything can go away if you just
close your eyes or if you just
blame everyone around you
                                                            
                       JANIE
get out of here, and just leave me
alone
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie i cant do that, i cant walk
away this time. Shit cant u see
what is happening to you
                                                            
                       JANIE
cant u see what u caused
                                                            
                       JOHN
look who gave you that stuff, who
is doing this to you
                                                            
                       JANIE
no one, i cant tell you
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie i saw someone give you that
package, who was it?
                                                            
                       JANIE
someone, i dont know her name she
said i had to
                                                            

26.

                       JOHN
what?
                                                            
                       JANIE
i need this stuff and they cut me
a really good deal
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie you paid someone for this
shit, what the hell is wrong with
you
                                                            
                       JANIE
i did it for you!
                                                            
                       JOHN
for me, how is any of this for me.
You get yourself all jacked up and
its for me
                                                            
                       JANIE
just leaave, leave town again,
walk away like you always do
                                                            
                       JOHN
talk to me janie, who did you buy
this stuff from? and why did you
do it?
                                                            
                       JANIE
to save you, i dont know why, but
to save you
                                                            
                       JOHN
save me from what
                                                            
                       JANIE
jimmy and those people
                                                            
                       JOHN
wait a minute, whats this about.
janie tell me everything
                                                            
                       JANIE
they told me that you owed lots of
money and that this time they
would kill you
                                                            
                       JOHN
this time? what do you mean this
time?
                                                            

27.

                       JANIE
i cant say it
                                                            
john grabs janie by the arms
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie you have to tell me, i have
to know what this means
                                                            
                       JANIE
they killed laura, they killed our
daughter. They ran her down
because you owed them money and
they made sure they would collect,
but now im the one paying
                                                            
                       JOHN
so your buying drugs from them now
to keep them from killing me. how
could they kill a little girl
                                                            
                       JANIE
i dont know john, they made it
look like an accident and then
made me keep quiet
                                                            
                       JOHN
how could u stay quiet, how could
you not tell me.
                                                            
                       JANIE
to protect you, dont you think i
wanted to tell you. I had no idea
what you were involved in, the
people you owed, i was scared, i
loved you, i couldnt lose someone
else
                                                            
                       JOHN
janie
                                                            
                       JANIE
why do you think i let you walk
away, i didnt want you to stay and
get killed, i wanted you to leave
and never come back
                                                            
                       JOHN
and that explains why you work at
the hospital, with kids, to help
make peace
                                                            

28.

                       JANIE
i can never have peace
                                                            
john thinks for a moment about everything that was said and
then holds his wife
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. KEVINS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
John is closing up his bag and getting ready to leave
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so where are you going this time?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Oh i dont know, Destination
Anywhere i guess
                                                            
                       KEVIN
how long ?
                                                            
                       JOHN
this is for good this time, I've
made my .. peace, so to speak
                                                            
                       KEVIN
are you sure there is nothing i
can do before you go
                                                            
                       JOHN
no im good
                                                            
                       KEVIN
do you need money, I mean what
about jimmy?
                                                            
                       JOHN
im paid off, its all taken care of
                                                            
                       KEVIN
so everything is good then, so why
leave town again?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Leaving is for the best, janie is
better off this way, so is
everyone
                                                            
                       KEVIN
i guess you know best, but who am
i gonna drink with from now on
                                                            

29.

                       JOHN
im sure you will find someone to
drink with
                                                            
                       KEVIN
yeah i guess youre right, alright
get going then, anywhere is
waiting.
                                                            
john gets to the door and gives kevin a hug goodbye
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. IVETTES HOME - DAY
                                                            
John is present with Karla
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (handing her an
       envelope)
I hope this is enough
                                                            
                       KARLA
      (looks in the
       envelope)
Im sure it is
                                                            
                       JOHN
your welcome to count it, in case
you dont trust me
                                                            
                       KARLA
oh i trust you, why would you lie
                                                            
                       JOHN
so i cant expect that you will
stop harrassing my friends for
money right?
                                                            
                       KARLA
sure, your paid off, finally that
is.
                                                            
                       JOHN
im going to be leaving town and
not coming back so i want to make
sure that the people i leave
behind are ok
                                                            
                       KARLA
you have my word that they will be
ok
                                                            

30.

                       JOHN
and i know that your word really
does mean something too
                                                            
                       KARLA
of course
                                                            
John looks at his watch
                                                            
                       KARLA
is something wrong?
                                                            
                       JOHN
no im just checking the time, i
have a train to catch, could you
excuse me for a moment
                                                            
john exits the room and goes into the bedroom where ivette
is. She is standing there waiting for him.
                                                            
                       IVETTE
are you ok with this?
                                                            
                       JOHN
yeah im ok with this, just a
little bit shaken
                                                            
                       IVETTE
do you want me ....
                                                            
                       JOHN
no, i will take care of it.
                                                            
                       IVETTE
ok
                                                            
ivette takes out a gun and hands it to john
                                                            
                       JOHN
what about jimmy?
                                                            
                       IVETTE
hes taken care off
                                                            
                       JOHN
you didnt have to do this
                                                            
                       IVETTE
yes i did
                                                            
ivette kisses john
                                                            

31.

                       IVETTE
now go make your peace
                                                            
John thinks for a moment looks at the gun, thinks about his
wife, looks at ivette, and thinks again. He gains his
courage
                                                            
                       JOHN
Peace.
                                                            
We hear the gun shot and fade out on Ivette looking towards
the place where john left from
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. THE PARK - DAY
                                                            
Janie is opening an envelope
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (Voice over)
Janie i guess what someone said
once was right, we are different.
Maybe in some sort of way one day
this will make sense, probably not
but i know that everything that
has happend has happend for the
best. I cant say exactly where im
going, because i have no idea
myself but i know where i have
been. In guess in the end we did
really love each other more than
the other one ever thought. I used
to hope and pray that i would wake
up and it would be yesterday and
nothing would have happend. But i
guess everytime i wake up its
always the Day after yesterday, I
mean Today, and Today is for all
of us to live in somewhere,
anywhere, Forever john.
                                                            
Various shots of Janie walking away from the park and shots
of Ivette and john walking away from another scene.
                                                            
THE END
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Patrick Scatamacchia Date 3/22/2006 *
I stopped reading after the several "u" instead of you. You should change that.

From Glenn Date 3/19/2006 **1/2
Some parts were pretty good, even if i disliked the characters I felt Janie was way to whinny. Storlyine was interesting but you need to expand the story.


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