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Secrets of the Heart (Pilot)
by LaTanya Chatfield (latanyachatfield@gmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Family   User Review:
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Couples trying to protect each other from hurt and pain ends in deception and confusion. Can they make it through the tough to the good times even though the rough spots arise in their marriages?


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SECRETS OF THE HEART (PILOT)

FADE IN:

INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Living room , a sectional sofa and coffee table. Stylish
lamps and contemporary curtains hang from the window. RACHEL
HOWELL (24) is sitting on the sofa reading a book. ANDRE
HOWELL(27) enters the room carrying a serving tray.
                                                            
                       1 (ANDRE)
Here is some Tea and a piece of
cake. This will make you feel
better. With some rest you will be
back to your old self in no time.
                                                            
Places the tray on the coffee table.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
How are you feeling today?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Thanks Andre, I am so used to
moving around. I feel so
unproductive just sitting
here.With my feet up and being
waited on hand and foot. I am glad
your boss gave you time off to
take care of me.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
You are being productive. You're
taking care of our precious
blessing and that's a big job in
itself.
                                                            
There is a knock at the door, Andre gets up and opens the
door. It's Rachel's sister FRANCES RHINWORTH (30) elegantly
dressed.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Hello Frances. Rachel do you need
anything else?
                                                            
Andre walks out of the room towards the kitchen.
                                                            

2.

                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
No. Thanks.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
Hey Rach, how are you doing?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I'm doing well, sitting here
thinking about the accident which
I don't remember much of.
                                                            
                       3 (Frances Rhinworth)
I'm sure it's not healthy right
now to be sitting here thinking
about something that happened to
you so traumatic. Maybe I should
go get you a book or something. Or
maybe we could rent a movie.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel Howell)
Traumatic? What was so traumatic
about falling? No one is
explaining anything else that
happen that night. Andre was and
he doesn't even want to talk about
it.
                                                            
                       3 (Frances)
Maybe he wants you to get some
rest to allow your memory to
return. Then the two of you can
talk about all the details.
                                                            
Rachel looks toward the kitchen checking to see if Andre is
in ear shot of her conversation with Francis.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel)
      (Loud whisper)
Frances I feel like Andre isn't
telling me something. He is a
little different every since the
accident. I know he would never
lie to me but I feel like he is
holding something back. It' even
more frustrating that I don't
remember every detail about the
accident. When I ask he becomes
defensive and protective then
insist that I need to get some
rest. And………..
                                                            

3.

Frances cuts Rachel off in her sentence.
                                                            
                       3 (Frances)
Then you should trust that he is
being honest with you and just do
what he says.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel)
I know, I know, it's just that I
feel as though something happened
and he doesn't want to tell me
because of fear it would hurt me.
I hope he knows that whatever it
is he can trust me with the truth.
                                                            
                       3 (Frances)
What makes you feel like he's
lying? I mean you could be
assuming something that might not
be and run yourself crazy. You
don't want to ruin your marriage
over an assumption.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel)
I also don't want to spend time
wondering what happened. I feel
like there is a hole in my heart
and I can't explain it. It's like
I lost something that day and I
just can't figure out what it
is.It's that gut feeling you have
as a wife who knows her husband. I
mean he doesn't even like to talk
about the accident. As a matter of
fact no one really likes to talk
about what actually happened.
                                                            
Frances notices that Rachel is getting worked up about their
conversation. She nervously scurries towards the kitchen.
                                                            
                       3 (FRANCES)
Hey Rach I'm going to get me
something to drink from the
kitchen. You need anything?
                                                            
Rachel still deep in thought, shakes her head and continue
to contemplate her thoughts.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Andre is at the kitchen sink washing dishes when Frances
walk in with an nervous look on her face.
                                                            

4.

                       1 (Andre Howell)
What did you do Frances? Or might
I ask what did you say?
                                                            
                       3 (Frances Rhinworth)
I didn't say too much but I wish I
could say more. She is looking for
answers and isn't getting what she
needs. Sooner or later she is not
going to accept any of our excuses
or conversation changes anymore.
                                                            
                       1 (Andre Howell)
Frances......
                                                            
                       1 (Frances Rhinworth)
I know you love her but so do I
and she is a grown woman. The more
you hold the truth away from her
the more suspicious she's going to
become. You don't want that for
your marriage.
                                                            
                       1 (Andre)
We are doing what's best for her.
To know anymore would cause her
recovery to be an even slower
process than it already is.
Believe me Frances, I want her to
know everything but it's not the
best time.
                                                            
                       3 (Frances)
Why isn't it the best time? Don't
be selfish and……..
                                                            
                       1 (Andre Howell)
Don't you dare call me selfish? I
am the Man of this house and make
the decisions on what is said to
my wife. If you cannot understand
that then maybe you shouldn't come
around here for a while. This is
how it's going to be for a while,
so get used to it.
                                                            
Andre walks out of the kitchen with Frances closely
following
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Yawning and walking towards the bedroom.
                                                            

5.

                       2 (Rachel Howell)
I think I am going to call it a
day and go rest in the bedroom.
This little one has me tired an
awful lot.
                                                            
                       3 (Frances Rhinworth)
Do you need any help Rach Before I
go?
                                                            
                       1 (Andre Howell)
Whatever she needs I can help her
with. Thanks Frances.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel Howell)
I will call you later and thanks
for coming over to see how I am
doing. I sure hope you are this
helpful when the baby comes.
                                                            
                       3 (France Rhinworth)
Yeah I can only hope the same
thing too. Later.
                                                            
Frances grabs her purse and heads out the door.
                                                            
SCENE ENDS WITH ANDRE AND RACHEL WALKING TOWARDS THE
BEDROOM.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Rachel is sitting at the dinning table drinking a cup of
tea. Andre walks into the Kitchen.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Can't sleep? What the baby keeping
you up with a little midnight
craving?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I had a nightmare and I couldn't
go back to sleep.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
You want to talk about it?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I don't know if it is something I
want to talk about. The dream
            (MORE)

6.

                       2 (cont'd)
seemed so real like it was
actually happening.This is the
third nightmare this week.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Tell me about it. Maybe it will
help.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I was laying in a bright light and
I was in and out consciously .
Then there was grass all around
and a crowd of people hugging us.
When I saw you, your face was
swollen and you were crying.
Everyone kept whispering how sorry
there were.Then you and everyone
dissappeared.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
I'm right here with you and I am
not going anywhere.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Andre is there something you need
to tell me? I feel like this has
something to do with the accident.
If it's something I need to know
then tell me.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
What is it that you feel I'm not
telling you?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I don't know Andre!
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
What do you think I am hiding?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I didn't say your were hiding
something. I just feel like your
not being totally honest with me.
                                                            

7.

                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Rachel.... Ive told you everything
you needed to know. You should
trust me on what I say.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
What have you told me? What has
anyone told me other than I had a
nasty accident and hit my head
and now I need rest? I am not
calling you a liar, I'm just
saying if you are trying to
protect me from something then
stop.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Where do you get this assumption
Rachel? What have I done to make
you think this way?
                                                            
Rachel begins to cry.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Huh Huh? Answer me Rachel because
I am not feeling comfortable at
all with this conversation?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I just feel......
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
You just feel what?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I...I...I....
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Exactly! How do you think this
makes me feel? My wife is standing
in front of my face questioning if
I am hiding something from her?
That sounds like your calling me a
liar.
                                                            
Andre leaves the room with Rachel crying alone.
                                                            
 

8.

INT. RETAIL STORE INTRODUCE FALLON AND QUINTON - DAY
                                                            
QUINTIN DEAN (28) walks into the store FALLON MILLER (24)
owns as she dresses a Mannequin. Fallon is pregnant.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
I thought I'd find you here.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Where else would you find me?
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
Well I found you in my dreams but
why dream when you can have the
real thing.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
WOW! I bet it took you all day to
think of that line. So what are we
doing tonight?
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
I was thinking we could go to the
"Movie in the Park" event. It's
Action week and I am sure there be
a movie there you will like to
see. We can cuddle under the stars
and trees.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
That's a different date than I
have ever heard before. I have
never thought of sitting under a
bug infested tree cuddling while
watching an action movie. I hope
admission comes with a free can of
"OFF".
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
See there you go making fun of me
again.If I didn't know any better
I think your trying to run me off.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Well my growing stomach didn't
work , you can't blame a girl for
            (MORE)

9.

                       4 (cont'd)
trying.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
Well try harder Miss Miller
because I have found a good thing
and I intend to hold on to it.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Good because I've been trying to
sell those shirts since last
season.Who knew you'd be the one?
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
Well why go out with me and have a
great time? You could easily say
no and there would be nothing else
to this.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
"This" is a friendship. Plus you
pay for all the outings we go on.
                                                            
Fallon walks over to Quintin and puts her hand on his
shoulder.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
I know you want more from this
relationship but I don't think it
is the right time. As you can see
I have a lot going on right now. I
don't need to complicate someones
else life because of some poor
choices I've made.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
We have all made choices in our
lives that we would like to forget
or even regret but we have to move
on. I know that your pregnant. I
know the baby is not mine. You
don't have to keep reminding me or
yourself that every minute of the
day. Why beat yourself up?
                                                            

10.

                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
I don't deserve to be treated like
this. Your a good man why don't
you go find yourself a good woman.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
What sense did that make? Did that
make you feel any better? You
would recognize a good man and
then tell him to go into the arms
of another woman. No Fallon, your
my good woman and you are going to
be my wife. I will be right here
by your side showing you you that
you are worth more than you think
you are.
                                                            
Kisses Fallon and walk towards the door.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
I will pick you up at 6.
                                                            
Walks out of the Retail shop leaving Fallon staring.
                                                            
 
EXT. INTRODUCE WENDY SCENE- RESTAURANT - DAY
                                                            
WENDY GARRISON (35) is sitting at a table at a restaurant .
Frances walks in, waves and joins her at the table.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Hi Francis! I am so glad we could
meet today.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
Yes Wendy, its been a busy week in
Administration at the Health-care
Headquarters.I've been up to my
neck in paperwork trying to make
all of the compliance deadlines.
So whats been going on? We have so
much catching up to do.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
My career is working out fine.
Carl and I have been working on a
project together that seems to be
dragging along slowly. Ten years
            (MORE)

11.

                       5 (cont'd)
to be exact.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
What kind of project? Sounds like
it could be big. I know how you
like to do it.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
It is a project that will be life
changing. I want the progression
to go a lot smoother and faster
but I don't think Carl can hold up
his side of the commitment.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
Details, I want them. This sounds
so exciting! Spill it girl you
know you can trust me and if I can
help you know I will.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Okay well this has to stay
confidential between us because I
haven't even told your sister or
Fallon yet.
                                                            
Francis takes a sip of her water and waves Wendy on to tell
her the news.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Carl and I are trying to have a
baby.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
That's great news! I'm so happy
for you guys! I mean you guys have
been married for what, ten years?
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Yes it will be ten in December! We
just thought that it was a good
time in our professional lives to
start a family.So we started
working on our little project
right away, for the last 2 years
            (MORE)

12.

                       5 (cont'd)
now.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
This is the project your talking
about? I thought you were talking
about a new business venture. Wow
2 years!
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Yes 2 years and counting! I am
getting so frustrated at the
process.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
Have you both gone and gotten
checked out to see if there is a
problem?
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
See that's the thing. Carl
believes that we will conceive in
God's timing. For that reason he
doesn't want to go see any
specialist or look into any type
of procedures options. I have been
trying to get him to be more
proactive but he has not given in
to the idea to make this
commitment.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
Okay I feel this conversation is
going to get real interesting. If
I know anything about you it's
that you are determined to get
what you want. Tell me what's on
your mind. I know I'm going to
tell you, you are crazy.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Just hear me out first. I want to
have Carl tested to see if he can
produce.
                                                            

13.

                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
You just said that's not what Carl
wants to do.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Okay, let me rephrase that. I know
that Carl is the reason that I am
not being seasoned.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
What? How do you know that? I
thought you guys decided that you
didn't want to go get professional
help?
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
No, Carl decided that he didn't
want to go. I on the other hand
had a difference of opinion so I
went to a specialist and got
tested. My test results came back
that I have no problems
conceiving. So you know who that
leaves holding the blank cannon?
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
Okay so you went against your
husband's wishes and got tested.
Now you want to, let me guess
steal some of his good stuff,
because that what you will be
doing, stealing, and get it
tested. Let me take this guess a
little further to say that you
want me to have something to do
with your big idea, because this
certainly is not little.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Oh my goodness Francis you totally
can still read my mind. So will
you do it?
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
Do what? Help you disrespect your
Husband?
                                                            

14.

                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
I am not disrespecting my Husband?
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
Yes you are? See, this is why you
haven't told Rachel yet because
she would be all over you right
now.I cannot handle another secret
right now. I don't think I can
help you with this one.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Francis you're over reacting.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
No you're under reacting. This is
stuff that breaks up marriages and
I cannot be apart of that
situation.I know I haven't made
the best decisions when it came to
my late husband but I know when
right is right and wrong causes
damage.And this is damaging, you
don't want to do this.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Can't you just give me the name of
someone that can help me at the
Laboratory then you won't have to
be involved.
                                                            
                       3
      (Francis Rhinworth)
You are very persistent! Why are
you trying to control this
situation between you and Carl?
Just do what he says Wendy and the
results will be favorable.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
I want a baby and I will get it
how I want it. Are you going to
help me or not?
                                                            
SCENE FADES WITH FRANCES AND WENDY AT THE RESTAURANT.
                                                            
 

15.

INT. LIVING ROOM- RACHEL SNOOPING - DAY
                                                            
Rachel is sitting in a comfortable position on the sofa
talking on the phone with Fallon.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel)
Yeah you should have seen the look
on his face. It was very cold. I
don't ever want to see him like
that again. It is a bad feeling to
have him think I don't trust him.
I have to make it up to him some
kind of way.
                                                            
Listens to what Fallon is saying on the other line.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel)
Yeah well I think I am going to
clean up a little. I am feeling a
little better today than I have in
a while. Andre will be glad
because he can come home and watch
the game.
                                                            
Listens to Fallon saying goodbye.
                                                            
                       2 (Rachel)
Alright, later.
                                                            
Rachel walks around and pick up misplaced things laying
around the house. She picks up Andre's jacket that he left
draped over the sofa. She checks the pockets of the jacket.
She pulls out and envelope with a number written on the
outside that read "see you at the hotel".
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
See you at the hotel....... what
the?
                                                            
She continues to open the envelope and there was a receipt
that read numerous charges at a local hotel.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Oh my goodness. There must be 5
thousand in charges at this one
hotel.
                                                            
Rachel flops down on the sofa picks up the phone. She look
at the hotel receipt and dial the number listed.
                                                            
The person answers the phone.
                                                            

16.

                       2
      (Rachel)
Hello I am looking for a little
information on the last visit I
had there at you hotel. I was
wondering if room 11B13 is still
available?
                                                            
The person on the other line speaks.
                                                            
                       1
      (Rachel)
Oh they are private rooms. Can
only be rented by preferred
clients,you say? Yes of course I
have been there before before it
has just been a while.
                                                            
She picks up her cell phone and text Francis.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Well thank you for your time in
answering my questions. You have a
nice day.
                                                            
FADES AWAY WITH HER STARING AT THE RECEIPT.
                                                            
 
EXT. CARL AND ANDRE PLAYING BASKETBALL - NIGHT
                                                            
The scene begins with hearing a ball bouncing and Men
talking trash. Carl and Andre is engaging in a one on one
shoot out both men are dressed in athletic attire.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
One more point and I will be
enjoying a free meal on you!
                                                            
Andre is bouncing the ball and faking Carl from left to
right.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Not if I score first you know you
like to choke at the last minute.
If I win it's going to be an
appetizer. I don't feed grown men
they cost more money than feeding
kids.
                                                            

17.

Andre throws up the jumper and miss. Carl grabs it run to
the three point spot and drains it nothing but net.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Swiiiiish. I would like a steak
please.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
Then I guess you better call your
wife because there are no aprons
out here.
                                                            
BOTH MEN LAUGH
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
Speaking of kids, what's up with
you and Wendy? Any luck yet on
making some little go getters?
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
You got that right. Wendy wants a
baby so bad that she wants to go
get them, literally.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
What do you mean adopt?
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
No, go them, go them.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
No, she wants to mess with the
players?
                                                            
Carl looks at Andre and he falls down laughing. Carl walks
over to the nearest bench and sit and wait on Andre who is
laughing closely behind.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
I told you the day you married
Wendy that she was going to keep
you surprised all the days of
y'all life together. Well surprise
she wants to gather the boys....
for you. Wow!
                                                            

18.

                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Yeah and it's all she talks about.
She wants to go to a specialist to
get tested to see if one of us is
the blame for not being able to
conceive in the last two years.
It's really put a strain on our
marriage.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
I get that you don't think it's a
good idea.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
I don't. Why can't she be patient?
I want a kid just as much as she
does but you don't see me trying
to control destiny. She really
gets to me with that control
stuff. Everything has to be a
certain way, in this amount of
time or we have to do something
about it.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
Well you know some people are
willing to do anything to get what
they want. Wendy sees it as a way
to possibly get to what she thinks
may be a problem.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
That may be but I don't want some
doctor or anybody probing around
or touching me in any kind of way.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
Brother I think your wrong about
that. I think you've got to help
yourself with that.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Very funny.I'm serious. I wish she
could just honor my decision but
she just keep nagging me about it.
If she only knew that it would be
better if she just left the
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19.

                       6 (cont'd)
subject alone and maybe I would be
a little more open to something
like that but instead she pushes
and pushes and pushes.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
Did you tell here how you feel?
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
I told her no and that's all she
needs to hear. You know how Wendy
is. She is going to always turn
the situation around and put her
degrees as a "news flash" in my
face and the people she knows well
around town.
                                                            
ANDRE STANDS UP WITH THE BALL.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
That's the price of marrying the
Mayors daughter. You ready to go
get something to eat?
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Yeah. Hey how is Rachel doing? Is
she remembering anything yet?
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
I think she is but she is getting
a little more inquisitive then I
expected. I just don't know what
to say half the time. Are we going
to go? It's getting late we can
talk about this at the restaurant.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Yeah, yeah, man lets go to the
diner where they won't mind a
couple of sweaty men eating in
there dinning area.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre Howell)
Yeah that's because most people
that eat there are coming from
work or "work", if you know what
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20.

                       2 (cont'd)
I'm saying.
                                                            
BOTH MEN WALK OFF THE COURT LAUGHING AS SCENE FADES.
                                                            
 
INT. FRANCES AND RACHEL AT RACHEL'S HOUSE - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Rachel opens the door as Frances comes rushing in.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Rach are you alright? Did you call
Andre? Did you fall and couldn't
get up?
                                                            
Pulls Frances over to the sofa.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Oh please Frances, I'm not
elderly.Look at this.
                                                            
Rachel hands Frances the envelope she found earlier in
Andre's jacket. Frances reads the front of the envelope.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
"See you at the hotel"?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Ooooooo wait keep reading sister.
                                                            
RACHEL STARTS PACING THE FLOOR BITING HER NAILS
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
Rach stop pacing and biting your
nails take a seat.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I can't..... look at how much
money he's spent at this hotel. Is
this what he's been doing with our
savings?
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
He certainly puts it back in as
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21.

                       3 (cont'd)
fast as he spends it.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
How do you know that? Did you find
something else?
                                                            
She stops pacing and walks over to Frances and looks at the
papers she's holding.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
Yeah there's bank statements here
that shows deposits into you guys
bank account. Seems like its the
same amount that's being withdrawn
from the account. The deposits are
being made....... looks like every
two weeks.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Oh my God he's being paid for
whatever the heck he's doing too?
That Son of a......
                                                            
The door opens and Andre walks in and looks at Rachel.
Frances quickly folds the paper up and pushes it in her
shirt.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Babe are you alright? What's going
on here?
                                                            
Stalling the two make sounds trying to think of something to
say.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Oh yeah we were just practicing
what Frances is going to say to
one of the new Jerks she met.
Right Frances?
                                                            
Rachel hits Frances on the shoulder.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
Yeah... real.. jerk.
                                                            

22.

Rachel grabs Frances and pulls her.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
We're going to go into the other
room.
                                                            
Rachel and Frances turn and walk to the Den.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
Who uses the word jerk?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I do, I couldn't think of anything
else.
                                                            
They walk into the room and Rachel closes the door behind
her.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
What do you think? Obviously yo
know I think he is messing around.
Why else would he be going to the
exclusive hotel and spending this
kind of money? When I called
them...
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances
       Rhinwworth)
You called them?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
You darn right I did, that's my
husband and he is doing only who
knows what behind my back.
He's messing around I can feel it.
Somethings not right Frances.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
But why would he put the money
back into an account right away?
It has to be something else?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I don't know what else to think. I
hate all of this hiding stuff and
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23.

                       2 (cont'd)
sneaking around. I'm going out
there right now and tell...
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
You don't want to do that with out
having the facts. Let's just wait
and look into this a little more
before you go and confront him
about this.
                                                            
Scene fades to commercial.
                                                            
 
INT. DAY FRANCES - DAY
                                                            
Frances is standing outside of the Hotel where Rachel found
the receipts. She is about to go in when she spots Andre.
She sees him walking in alone and follows him closely
without him seeing her. She hears him talking to the front
desk attendant. She goes inside her purse to find something
to write down the information she was hearing when....
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
What are you doing here Frances?
                                                            
Frances jumps but keeps her composure. She didn't know what
to say until she saw a nice looking man across the room. So
she did what any girl would do in that situation. She waves
her hand at the stranger. He looks her way and hesitantly
waves back.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
Don't tell Rachel Andre.
                                                            
SHE WHISPERS
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
I'm dating again and I found this
one on line. It's our first date
so he doesn't realize it's me yet.
                                                            
Andre eyes the guy in suspicion
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
I got to go Andre. Remember don't
tell Rach.
                                                            

24.

She runs off towards the guy who was turning away from here
because he thought she had made a mistake.
                                                            
                       1
      (Frances Rhinworth)
OMG I completely thought you were
someone else. I didn't mean to
embarrass myself like that.
                                                            
The stranger looked at her and looked at Andre who was still
watching them.
                                                            
                       9
      (Stranger)
Don't tell me that's your husband
and he's five seconds away from
attacking men. I don't want any
trouble.
                                                            
Frances throws her head back and laughs and pats the guy.
                                                            
                       9
      (Stranger)
Look Lady I am going to walk away
right now and like I said I don't
want any trouble.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
Of course, it's no big deal. I
knew who you were from the way you
looked at me. Are we going this
way?
                                                            
Frances quickly walks beside the man. She looks over her
shoulder and sees Andre walking towards the Hotel's suites.
She makes sure he gone and turn to the stranger.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
Look I am so sorry but I needed a
cover.
                                                            
She reaches in her purse and pulls out her card. Then she
stuffs it in the strangers jacket pocket.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances Rhinworth)
If you happen to need anything
don't hesitate to call my friend.
She's the Mayor's daughter.
                                                            

25.

She turns around and runs in the direction Andre went. The
scene ends.
                                                            
 
INT. EVENING FRANCES CONFRONTS ANDRE - DAY
                                                            
Frances is waiting in Andre and Rachel's house when Andre
walks in.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Hey, Frances, where's Rachel? Her
car is gone.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
She went out with Fallon to look
at some more baby stuff. I need to
talk to you for a second.
                                                            
Frances stands up and lays the papers that Rachel found on
the table in front of him.
                                                            
                       1
      (Frances)
What are these? Rachel found them
in your jacket pocket.
                                                            
Andre looks at the papers and pushes them to the side. He
continues to go through the mail.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Why are you interrogating me?
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
I want to know if this has
anything to do with the accident?
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
This is none of your business.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
It's none of my business but it's
Rachel's and she thinks you're
cheating.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Cheating.
                                                            

26.

LAUGHS
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Is this why you were in the hotel
the other day? Trying to spy on
me? I knew that exchange between
you and that guy was bogus. I am
doing a favor to help out a
friend. He asked and I said I can
do it. That's all.
                                                            
                       1
      (Frances)
Okay well that explains why the
money goes back into the account.
We were starting to think you were
selling yourself.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Seriously leave you ladies alone
with some charges and no
explanation you think a man is
cheating. Why didn't Rachel just
come ask me?
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Well, she was but I stopped her.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Why would you stop her? I'm her
husband and she can ask me
anything.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
We'll she suspects that you are
hiding something already and she
ask you about the accident and you
haven;t told her the truth. After
a while she going to always go
behind your back and do things
because she feel you are not being
honest.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Well you aren't actually the saint
of tell all either. Plus that
situation is different.
                                                            

27.

                       3
      (Frances)
I lie is a lie Andre and they way
I see it is you should tell her
what's going on.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
I am doing what the doctor says is
best for her at this time. You saw
her Frances you saw her break down
and shut down for the last the
three months.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Yeah, I did, and I hate that now
that she is feeling better we are
still keeping the truth from her.
You shouldn't let some doctor
destroy the trust in your
marriage.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Oh you should be the one to talk
about truths in marriage.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Don't put this on me. I have faced
my demons and regrets and it's
something that I live with
everyday. I just don't want that
for you and Rachel. You guys are
one and if you don't deal with
these things together then you
will be two separated and
regretting how things turned out.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Don't lecture me Frances I know
what I'm doing.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Yeah I hope so. In the meanwhile
when I see Rachel for dinner I
will make sure she is directed to
talk to you. Since you have it
under control.
                                                            

28.

Frnaces grabs her purse and leaves the room with Andre
staring behind her.
                                                            
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM CARL & ANDRE COME CLEAN - NIGHT
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Hey Andre, hurry up man we want to
get good parking for the game
tonight. I hate parking so far
back that it takes you 20 minutes
just to get out of your parking
space.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Yeah...Yeah I hear you I just seem
to have misplaced my keys.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
What's wrong man? You seem to be
caught up in your thoughts a lot
lately.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
It's nothing lets get to the game
I found my keys.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
It has to be something, you know
we can talk about anything. The
game can wait.
                                                            
Andre walks over and sits on the sofa. Carl follows and sits
in the chair next to him.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
It's Rachel, she's asking
questions and accusing me of
lying.Carl I'm just trying to
follow Doctors advice and protect
her.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
I don't know what you call not
telling her the whole story but it
seems as though her assumptions
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29.

                       6 (cont'd)
are valid. I mean it's been a
couple of months and if she asking
for answers then maybe she should
get them.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
I just can't bring myself to talk
about it.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Why?
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
It still hurts,Carl. To know you
have lost a piece of you and that
you will never see or hold that
person again.
                                                            
Andre stands up and pace the floor in front of Carl.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
I can't talk to Rachel about what
happened because I'm not strong
enough to break her heart again. I
cant forget the look on my wife's
face, the hurt and exhaustion she
went through. She has hope in her
eyes again. The hope that was
buried along with our son."
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
Brother, I can't pretend that I
know what you're going through.
But I know one thing is that you
need each other. I know that
people say that we all have our
ways to grieve, but this is just
not healthy. When Rachel does gain
her memory back and find out that
you didn't tell her the truth. The
hope that you so falsely protected
will turn to anger. How are you
going to deal with that? You've
been pretending this whole time
that she is still carrying a baby?
                                                            

30.

                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Well maybe we can conceive again.
I just don't want to face the fact
that we lost our only child in a
stupid accident I caused.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
That sounds good Andre, but women
are smart. They have great
intuition and just like now she is
going to know something is just
not adding up. Accidents happen
man and you had no idea that Semi
Truck was going to have a flat
tire and cut into your lane.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
My Dad always told me to be aware
of your environment. Protect the
people you love. Rachel was
sleeping I should have had my eyes
on the road instead of looking at
the Fantasy Football results.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
You have to let this go and tell
Rachel the truth!
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre Howell)
Let this go? I can not let this go
man. Don't you see? Aren't you
listening to me? I caused it all.
God is punishing me because I
caused it all.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl Garrison)
I hear you loud and clear. But
what I am hearing is that you
haven't forgiven yourself. And
because of that you are dragging
your marriage deeper and deeper
into a pit. The only way to fix
this is for you to lay it all on
the line and forgive yourself.
Because if you don't the only
thing you will be hearing is the
foot steps and the door shutting
behind the one person you tried to
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31.

                       6 (cont'd)
protect. And don't blame this on
God because he is the only one
that can free you from this
turmoil. If I had one piece of
advice for you Bro, is that don't
let her hear the truth from anyone
else lips but yours.
                                                            
Scene Fades
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
I am so glad we could get together
today I really need to talk about
my problems.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Me too it's about to get real deep
in here. Could you bring the chips
and dip with you Rachel?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
So can I start first because I
doubt any of you can top this mess
that's going with me.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Go ahead.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
For once in my life someone has
found me that I like and that
treats me right but what's in the
way? This baby. It's so
frustrating that I am pregnant
with God knows who's baby and this
wonderful man wants to be a part
of my life.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Well, he is a grown man and he
knows what he's getting himself
into. I'm pretty sure if he is as
wonderful as you say he is then he
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32.

                       5 (cont'd)
understands.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
He understands that I am pregnant
with another man's baby, but he
doesn't know that I don't know who
the father is.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Fallon?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
I just can't tell him. He's really
going to run off then. I couldn't
get him to sleep with me because
he's into this Jesus person. So I
couldn't convince him that it was
his baby.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Deception is not the key to a
happy life. Trust me I know. So
what does he know about the baby's
father?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
That he's in jail. Isn't that what
everybody say when they don't know
who their baby daddy is? Short of
going on Maury. Oh and did I
mention he wants to get married. I
mean who does that after dating a
pregnant woman for 4 months? He
says he wants the baby to have his
name and the only way that can
happen is if I have his name too.
I mean we haven't even done what
grown folks do. How am I supposed
to know if he is going to be my
partner for life? I don't want any
surprises and have to go to
therapy.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
I don't think that's funny Fallon.
He needs to know the truth. He has
shown you qualities of a man that
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33.

                       5 (cont'd)
is willing to take a sacrifice for
what he loves. And besides you
don't need to have sex with
someone to know if he is going to
be your life's partner. When you
love someone the minute you get
together, like grown folks do, as
you say it, all of the heavens
will come together for you and
there is nothing better than being
under that covenant of marriage.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
I would rather be under some
covers now for the Heaven to
shake!
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
I'm telling you, you need to get
with the program and make a
decision about your future with
this man. If not some other woman
will.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
What do you think Rach?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I don't have an opinion at this
moment.
                                                            
Rachel starts to cry
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy/Fallon)
What's wrong?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
You don't have to get all
emotional on me I'm going to make
the right decision.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
It's not you. It's Andre and I.
                                                            

34.

                       6
      (Wendy Garrison)
What's up with you and Andre?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Andre and I have been growing
apart lately. I felt he was hiding
something from me since I came
home after the accident. I thought
he was cheating on me until I
found this in a box hidden in his
desk when I was cleaning.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
A death certificate?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Yes for a baby at the end his
first trimester. So I thought he
must have had a baby with someone
else but look at the mother's
name.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
It's your name!
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
It also says that you had a
private burial for him.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
A.J. was his name. So I said this
cannot be true I still feel the
baby inside of me until I found a
Psyche evaluation done on me
shortly after A.J. was buried. It
said that I had some
post-traumatic stress disorder
that caused me to suppress my
memory and that I needed
medication to help me not to go
deeper into depression.
                                                            

35.

                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
So the prenatal vitamins that you
are taking are actually the
medication?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Yes! What kind of Mother am I to
forget I lost a baby buried him
and still think he is alive inside
of me? I'm really a nut case
because my husband couldn't trust
me enough to tell me the truth.
Everyone walks around pretending
that I am pregnant. Oh put your
feet up! Go get some rest! All
the while they are shaking their
heads behind my back. Poor
Rachel, everyone gets it but me.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Now hold on Rachel.What makes you
think that others knew what Andre
is hiding from you? We didn't know
and Carl or Frances never mention
anything to me.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Rachel I'm so sorry.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
I think you should talk to Andre
before you make assumptions. There
could be a logical reason from his
point of view. Remember he had to
bury A.J. too, he is probably
hurting too.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Save it! That's what everyone has
been saying about me. I don't want
any sorrys. I want to understand
why I am the last to know about my
child's burial. Why has my husband
forsaken his vows to me?
                                                            

36.

                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
I think you should talk to Andre
before you start talking like
that. There could be a logical
reason from his point of view.
Remember he had to bury A.J. he is
probably hurting too.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Why should I talk to someone who
has sat back and watch me act like
a fool. His wife!
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
I agree with Wendy, don't go
making up false accusations about
your husband. We all know that
Andre loves you very much.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
Really? Well he has a funny way of
showing it. If I needed him more
than anything it should be now. I
feel so alone and betrayed by
someone who supposedly loves me. I
wouldn't want my worst enemy to
feel the way I do. I feel like
I've lost my child and my husband
in a matter of hours. The worst
part is that I didn't hear my
husband tell me it's going to be
okay and that we can make it
through this tough time, together,
not apart.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
Rachel please talk to your
husband. The longer you wait the
more you're going to harbor
feelings that are not really clear
to you. How about you call him and
Fallon and I will leave so you
guys can talk?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
We can always get to juicy gossip
later.
                                                            

37.

                       2
      (Rachel Howell)
I think I should just go and lay
down for a bit, plus I've been
having some bad back pains for the
last couple of day.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
That could be some after affects
from the accident. You should go
and lie down and rest. Would you
like us to stay with you for a
while?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
No I'm sure I have caused enough
emotional complications for you
guys tonight. Why don't you and
Fallon go out somewhere and enjoy
the rest of the night
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
It's not the same without you
girl. I understand you have a lot
on your plate right now. I will
call you tomorrow to see how
you're feeling.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy Garrison)
If you need anything just call us,
Love you.
                                                            
 
INT. RESTURANT FALLON AND QUINTON - DAY
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
Fallon I asked you to meet me here
so we could have some time alone
to talk. Could you please hang up
the phone?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Sorry honey, I missed my favorite
show on TV and was getting and
update from Wendy. Now where were
we?
                                                            

38.

                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
First of all, I think you're
pretty special and I've been
looking for a beautiful person
such as you for a long time.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Don't tell me you're going to
start to cry and ask me to marry
you?
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
You just spoiled that moment. Yes
I want you to be my wife!
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Why Quinton? You a good looking
single man with no kids and you
want to get with someone who is
pregnant by another man?
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
Here we go again.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Yes because I don't understand why
you are so persistent? It's
obvious you are not attracted to
me because you give me these
little bird kisses every time we
see each other. You haven't asked
to sleep with me and you never
want to stay at my house later
than 9 o'clock. I'm not rich, I
have a little money my grandfather
left me but it's not enough for
you to get fat off the hog. So
what is it? I'm not a total fool
Junior College did teach me a
little something. You know I
thought you didn't like women at
one point.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
Just because I haven't made any
physical advancement towards you
sexually doesn't mean that I don't
            (MORE)

39.

                       7 (cont'd)
think you're attractive. I leave
your house at 9 o'clock because I
respect you enough as a woman to
not have your neighbor's think
badly of you. Plus that gives me
enough time to think of what we
are going to do together every
minute of the next day.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
This is happening so fast we just
met 7 months ago! We have to have
time to get to know each other
first.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
What's more to know Baby! Believe
me when I tell you Fallon, I've
prayed about this and God has
given me the green light. I don't
need anyone else to agree with me
about my choice to ask you to be
my wife. I love you and am willing
to share my life with you and our
daughter.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
What did you say?
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
I've prayed about this and-
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
No the part about this being our
daughter.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
Yes in this covenant I am about to
make with you everything is ours.
Including the baby you're
carrying. There is nothing
separated when it comes to
marriage. I want to be the man,
that Father who our daughter can
look at as a role model and know
how a man should treat his queen.
She will know that no one can walk
            (MORE)

40.

                       7 (cont'd)
up to her in disrespect and call
her his woman.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
This is so not like how my friends
explained it would be. I am so
confused. I love you too in this
short time period but I thought we
would have problem by now with my
situation. I never thought another
man would ever want me, could
forgive me for not knowing who the
father of my child is.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
I thought you said he was in jail?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
Well that seemed like the best
possible answer at the time the
question was asked. I thought you
would surely walk away from me
once I told you but I see that you
are not like those losers I was
previously associated with. I
guess I didn't trust you enough.
Now you are walking and talking a
foreign language that I have never
heard. I can't say I understand it
but I feel it in my heart.
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
That news still doesn't change the
confirmation in my heart for you
Fallon. You don't have to struggle
with the thought of what's going
to change my heart for you.
Granted I am not Christ but I will
strive to love you as he loves the
church.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon Miller)
How are you so forgiving? My
Father has known me all my life
and he struggles with my decision
to keep my child without a Father
in her life. How has God forgive
me for sleeping around with so
            (MORE)

41.

                       4 (cont'd)
many men that I don't even know
whose baby I am carrying? How has
he sent and angel such as you into
my life that is willing to take on
the burden and love us as a
family? What did I do to deserve
this treatment when I don't even
acknowledge him as my Savior like
you do? How is that even possible?
                                                            
                       7
      (Quintin Dean)
But you're willing to accept
Jesus? Are you willing to live a
life without wondering why God
forgives you even when you think
you don't deserve it?
                                                            
Fallon does not answer the question but looks at Quintin
through teary eyes.Scene fades out.
                                                            
 
INT. WENDY AND CARLS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Wendy is in the Kitchen drinking coffee when Carl walks in
from runnning with a newspapper. She has her back turned to
Carl.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
Looks like someone has their head
in the clouds this morning. How is
my beautiful wife doing this
morning?
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
Im good just thinking about some
things. I have a few questions on
my mind.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
I am sure you want to talk about
them or ask whatever it is that's
bothering you.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
Did you know about Andre and
Rachel's Baby?
                                                            

42.

                       6
      (Carl)
What about Andre and Rachel's baby
I thought she has a few months
before she's due.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
I not talking about an unborn
child. I;m talking about the one
she lost in the accident. Did you
know about that?
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
Yeah I knew about it but it wasn't
like what you're thinking.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
Then what is it because I am a
little pissed about just finding
out that my friend who I consider
my sister lost her baby and buried
him without my support. But even
more pissed that my husband didn't
tell me he knew about it!
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
It was advised that it be kept a
secret for Rachel's Mental Health.
My friend trusted me with that
secret so I honored it, that's
all.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
That all! What about your wife
knowing? I come before a friend
and their promises. You should
have known....
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
.... I should have known what?
That you can't hold air when it
comes to you and your girl
friends. You would have told
Fallon and she would have told
Rachel and only God knows what
would have happened then.
                                                            

43.

                       5
      (Wendy)
Well she's not taking it too good.
I can tell you that. On top of her
thinking her husband is messing
around. She now feels betrayed
that he lied to her.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
She knows? Messing around? Why
would she think Andre is messing
around on her? That's crazy!
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
She found the Death certificate
and some other medical records
stuff. She also found some
receipts from a hotel that he has
been spending their savings on. He
goes there when he says he's at
the park with you playing ball.
                                                            
She notices Carl's Demeanor changes.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
Oh no. You knew he was cheating.
Is that some friend code?
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
Wendy leave this alone it will all
work itself out.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
You did know he is cheating and
you condone it too. I thought you
were a better man than that Carl.
I knew I should have watched who I
talked to on the other side of the
tracks. That's what happens when
you go to public school . Common
sense is something they can't
teach you.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
Wendy I am walking away from this
conversation before you say
something you cannot take back.
                                                            

44.

                       5
      (Wendy)
You know what Carl?
                                                            
Wendy runs around and jumps in front of Carl as he's
leaving. Carl stops and look down at Wendy.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
You are such a coward? You are
walking away from this
conversation and the
responsibility of us having a
family.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
Why Wendy? Why is that, huh? Just
because I don't like your method
of trying to do things I am a
coward? If you want to be the one
calling all the shots. Making all
the decisions then maybe you
should have been the man. You act
like you are.
                                                            
                       6
      (Wendy)
Since you want to go there I am
the one that should call the
shots and make the decision
because I am capable of doing so.
You can't even bring a check in
here worth standing up to mine. So
yeah I should be telling you what
to do and you should do it. If you
would have finished school and got
some kind of degree behind your
name then maybe I would take into
regards what you think.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
What is this coversation really
about Wendy? Because it sure isn't
about Rachel and Andre's business.
What's on your little manipulating
mind?
                                                            

45.

                       5
      (Wendy)
Why won't you just go get tested?
It's not going to hurt anything.
We can go together and we could...
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
...just keep trying. What's the
problem Wendy? Why is this such a
big thing? Why do you want to go
get tested?
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
We need to find out and do what we
need to do in order to have a
healthy baby. People do it all the
time. You are just being stubborn.
If you were educated on the
subject then maybe you would feel
a little better.
                                                            
Carl looks at her with and unbelievable look on his face.
Wendy walks over to Carl and rubs his back.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
How about I make you an
appointment to go see Dr. Jennings
and she will help you understand.
                                                            
Carl walks away from Wendy toward the door shaking his head.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
You don't get it. I'll see you
later and stay out of Andre and
Rachel's business.
                                                            
He says over his shoulder as he walks out the door.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
Dr. Jennings has a male partner if
you wanna talk.....
                                                            
Hears the door slam.
                                                            
                       5
      (Wendy)
....man to man.
                                                            

46.

Scene ends with Wendy picking up the phone dailing Dr.
Jennings office.
                                                            
 
INT. FALLON, RACHEL,FRANCES RESTURANT - DAY
                                                            
Scene comes in showing Rachel and Fallon sitting at the
table in a resturant sharing a piece of cake and talking.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
This cake is really good. I
usually don't eat cake like this
but I guess I am depressed about
everything that's going on that I
just want to eat.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Yeah I can't believe I am sharing
it with you. Pregnant women are
usually stingy. We should be
fighting over this but...
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Don't worry about it Fallon. You
don't have to appologize or
anything thing. I was in the same
state of mind too thinking I was
pregnant for the last 4 months and
I wasn't. It just come out that I
lost my damn mind and I don't
remember my own baby. Fallon how
can I not remember my baby.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
OOOO you cursing Rachel! Repent!
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachels)
Please be serious Fallon?......
Lord forgive me for being angry.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
God was angry once I think I heard
at church so I guess it's alright
to be angry. I know I get angry.
Sombody cut me off in traffic the
other day and I wish I had a water
ballon because I would have threw
            (MORE)

47.

                       4 (cont'd)
it at them.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
They probably would have just
thought you were crazy throwing a
water ballon at them.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Did I say there was water inside
the balloon.
                                                            
                       1
      (Rachel)
Fallon, ewww that's nasty, I dont
even want to know! Oh my gosh
girl! You know how to make me
laugh. I bet you and Quintin have
fun together?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
They were nasty the way they cut
me off! That's what you get when
you piss a Pregnant woman off! A
little Shug Avrey pee!
                                                            
Fallon pauses for a minute and leans in closer to Rachel.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Yeah we do have fun together. What
do you think if I run a background
check on Quentin?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Why would you do that? I thought
you said you liked the guy?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Yeah I like him, He's wearing me
down. I just want to be sure this
affair or whatever you call it
will last. I've made so many bad
choices and I don't want to make
another one.
                                                            

48.

                       2
      (Rachel)
Well have you considered that it's
not your choice?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
What do you mean? We all have
choices.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
The man chooses the women. See you
are so used to chassing the man
that you don't know how to be
chosen. So now you feel like
something is wrong and something
bad is going to happen. No, Fallon
that's how it's supposed to be.
God made it that way. It's dosent
say in the bible "She who gives a
man all her information on the
first date and rides by his house
and checks his background finds a
good thing."
                                                            
                       1
      (Fallon)
We'll she'll find something.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
That's great he knows what the
order is and it sounds like he
reads his bible.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Yeah he does read his bible and
attends church and he's trying to
bring me with him.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Why do you have such an attitude
about this?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
I don't know Rachel! I don't know.
It just seems, seems crazy I
guess.
                                                            

49.

Just then Rachel spots Frances and waves her over. Frances
hugs and kiss Rachel and Fallon and then sit down.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Wow Fallon you look great to be,
what 8 months along?
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Yeah Quinton has been keeping me
on my toes... and nothing else.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Yeah it must be getting very
uncomfortable for you right now
especially the heaviness in the
lower pelvic region. I sure hope
you don't have contractions in
your back it's a pain you will
never forget.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Wheeew thank God someone else
knows how I am feeling right now!
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
You are describing thoses symtoms
pretty acurately. I could swear I
have a niece or nephew somewhere.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Well you know I work in the
hospital sometimes and when I
check on patient care sometimes I
get the run down of all the
problems and how the pregnant
mothers feel. Rachel I need to
talk to you.
                                                            
Rachel looks at Frances and she knows it's about Andre and
then looks at Fallon. Fallon get's the look and excusses
herself from the table.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
It's time for my 30 minute potty
break.
                                                            

50.

                       2
      (Rachel)
Thirty minutes? Why would it take
you that long.
                                                            
                       4
      (Fallon)
Just when you think you're done.
The baby moves again and again and
again. You will know ...... I am
leaving be back in a little bit.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
How are you doing Rachel? Has my
little.......
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Cut the crap Frances you know I am
not pregnant.
                                                            
SCENE FADES TO COMMERCIAL
                                                            
 
INT. RACHEL'S AND ANDRE'S HOUSE CONFRONTATION - DAY
                                                            
Scene begans as Rachels opens the door to her house and
close on her heels is Frances. Andre and Carl is sitting in
the kitchen but Rachel did not notice because Carl brought
Andre in his car.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
Rachel will you listen to me
instead of running away from me.
Rachel will you just......
                                                            
Frances reaches out and grabs Rachels arm and spins her
around.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
You are my sister. You were there
and knew the whole time that I
lost my baby. What stopped you
from telling me what happened?
                                                            
Andre comes out of the Kitchen having heard what Rachel is
saying. He answers.....
                                                            

51.

                       1
      (Andre)
I did...... I stoped her from
telling you and anyone else who
knew.
                                                            
Rachel walks over to Andre visibly upset and hurt. She looks
him in his face and "slaps" him.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
You have been fooled into lying to
me so much that you don't even
look like yourself anymore.You
should have recognized the enemy's
attack on our family.If we are not
honest with each other then who
will be with us?
                                                            
Rachels starts to cry in a rage...
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Why?? Why??
                                                            
Andre just listens and watch as his wife release her
frustration. Carl and Frances also looks on.
                                                            
Rachel starts to look around for her stuff and grabs her bag
that was packed by the door. Andre reaches out to stop ber
but she flails away from him.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Rachel, baby what are you doing?
Please don't......
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
...leave? Huh? Like you left me to
try and figure out what was going
on with me, us, our ba... baby.
                                                            
Rachel pause for a moment, as if remembering the baby.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
I held him. I held him didn't I?
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Yes, he died in your, our arms.
                                                            

52.

Rachel turns around and sits on the edge of the couch.
                                                            
                       4
      (Frances)
Rachel, honey what is it?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Where is he?
                                                            
RACHEL WHISPERS
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Where is he?
                                                            
She turns around and looks at Andre who is still standing
there looking at her.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Tell me where he is?
                                                            
Frances notices that Andre is having a hard time answering.
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
He's at North Grave Cemetary. In
the waiting angels section. You
put him there to wait on you and
when you shall leave this earth he
will placed next to you.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
I, I , said that?
                                                            
She runs to Frances
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
I don't remember! I don't
remember! OOOO Frances I'm crazy.
Please help me? Please?
                                                            
Andre run over to Rachel and joins her on the floor at the
feet of Frances.
                                                            
                       2
      (Andre)
Baby we can do it together.
                                                            

53.

Frances looks at Andre with a startle. She grabs at Frances
to help her up.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
We can make all the time you need.
I can clear my schedule...
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
I need some time, no more lies.
                                                            
Andre stands up and is standing in front of Rachel looking
down at her.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
No I mean I need some time, time.
Away for a little bit.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
We can go wherever you want for
however long you need.
                                                            
Rachels shakes her head.
                                                            
                       6
      (Carl)
I think she means by herself.
                                                            
Andre looks back at Carl and then to Rachel.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
Rachel?
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
I'll be at Frances.
                                                            
Rachel starts towards the door. Andre stops her by gently
grabbing her by both arms from behind.
                                                            
                       1
      (Andre)
You can't be serious, we haven't
been apart since we got married 8
years ago. You can't be serious
about this Rach.
                                                            
Rachel closes her eyes and seem to have a flashback of her
and Andre.
                                                            

54.

                       2
      (Rachel)
I am as serious as when you
thought the truth would be best
kepted from me. Frances can we go
please?
                                                            
                       3
      (Frances)
I don't think you should leave,
Ray. Especially not in this state
of mind.
                                                            
Rachel looks at Frances and closes her eyes again. She
opened them and looked around at the faces staring at her.
                                                            
                       2
      (Rachel)
Fine ......
                                                            
Rachel runs out with her bags as Andre, Carl, and Frances
look on after her.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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