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Life's Game
by Shawn Smith (shawn30able@gmail.com)

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Life's Game is a untold story of a doctor who grieves his wife's death. Wondering if his wife really had loved him, he goes into deep depression, leading him to homelessness. As he turns to alcoholism, he loses interest of caring for his patients and the will to live.


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LIFE'S GAME

FADE IN:

INT. BANQUET DINNER - NIGHT
                                                            
We are at a fancy restaurant with a mere 25 in attendance. A
50 year old black rim glasses man. Lavish and bright sits
and waits. This is Billy Harris. Billy takes his glasses off
and wipes them then places it back on his face. He's
composed and collected.
                                                            
His wife, Jennifer (40s), gorgeously dressed comes from
behind and kisses Billy on the cheek. It catches him off
guard.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Hello hon.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (Happily)
Hey Jen.
                                                            
his stepdaughter Tracy (20s) in a business attire pecks him
on the other cheek
                                                            
                       TRACY
Hi Bill.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (Confused)
Hello sweetie. Where's your
brother?
                                                            
                       TRACY
He went to the Seven-eleven down
the street.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Why
                                                            
                       TRACY
Does anything he does make sense?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
made your point.
                                                            
                       TRACY
So Bill how it went.
                                                            
The family takes a seat.
                                                            

2.

                       DR. HARRIS
Well it went well. I performed in
front of my students. The patient
has cancer and it was progressing
so we extract the ovum.
                                                            
                       TRACY
You save her life.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I wouldn't necessarily say I saved
her life. I kind of prolonged it.
                                                            
Harris holds Jennifer's hand.
                                                            
                       TRACY
That's neat. Very neat.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Thanks hon.
                                                            
Jennifer looks unnerved. Harris turns his attention to Her.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Jen? Are you okay?
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Yeah... yeah i'm find. Just had a
few fore I got here.
                                                            
                       TRACY
But don't worry I drove.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Yeah she drove, but good on you
Billy. I'm proud of you.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Thanks hon.
                                                            
He kisses Jen on the forehead.
                                                            
Tracy's brother (Miles Ferris) enters. He wears a Nirvana
shirt.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
You were suppose to dress for this
occasion.
                                                            
He takes a seat besides Tracy.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
That is highly inappropriate.
                                                            

3.

                       MILES
I know.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Miles you need to dress up.
                                                            
                       MILES
Kind of too late mom.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Tracy, you should of told Miles he
had to dress up.
                                                            
                       TRACY
You didn't think I tried?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Oh you did. Your brother just
needs to get his head out his ass.
                                                            
                       MILES
Alright look, I'm just chilling
alright. Just finished up my
semester, just getting out of a
Bulldogs game. Relax buddy.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (Angered)
Buddy?
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Can we just not fight enjoy this
as a decent family?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Thats what you think of me?
Buddy?!
                                                            
                       MILES
I don't think I stuttered.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
You rotten kiniving little...
                                                            
Tracy flashes her ring. A ring size of a rock.
                                                            
Beat. Everyone looks.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
The hell is on your finger?
                                                            
                       TRACY
I married a barrister.
                                                            

4.

                       MILES
That doesn't make you sound smart.
                                                            
                       TRACY
Shut it Gimli.
                                                            
                       MILES
      (Teases)
You mad.
                                                            
Tracy rolls her eyes.
                                                            
                       TRACY
His name is Melvin.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I'm baffled i got no invitation to
any wedding.
                                                            
                       MILES
Because no one likes you.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Miles, quit it.
                                                            
                       TRACY
Quit being a jerk.
                                                            
                       MILES
Whatever.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Miles you are disrupting this
table.
                                                            
                       MILES
Punish me.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Stop talking to him like that. You
are being disrespectful Miles.
                                                            
                       MILES
Yeah Im sorry, but I don't think
Billy here knows. I think you
should fill him in the details.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Miles your not gonna talk to me
that way.
                                                            
                       MILES
Mom?
                                                            

5.

Jen gets silent. Tracy eyes enlarges with fear.
                                                            
                       TRACY
Miles, now is not the right time.
                                                            
                       MILES
Ok when then? When moms 6ft under?
                                                            
The whole table gets silent. Tracy gives Miles a smug look.
Jen shed tears. Harris is in disbelief.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Jen? What is Miles talking about?
                                                            
Jen starts to shake. She puts her wine down.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
I have cancer.
                                                            
Harris is without words, stunned. He put his hands over his
mouth, puzzled.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
I have cancer.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
When were you gonna tell me?
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
Your always working Bill. I tried
finding the right time.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
But I have to hear it from your
son?
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
I'm sorry, didn't know when to say
it.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I'm your husband. You can tell me
anything.
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
I know.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
So... are you on treatment? Chemo?
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
They caught it in its advance
stage.
                                                            

6.

                       DR. HARRIS
      (Voice breaks)
Jesus!
                                                            
Harris sheds tears.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
How long do you have?
                                                            
                       JENNIFER
6 weeks.
                                                            
Harris places his hands over his eyes and cries. Tracy
places her hand over his shoulder. Mile just leans back
against his seat and glares. Jen gets up and hugs him.
                                                            
                                         SERIES OF MONTAGES
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL/CHEMOTHERAPY - DAY
                                                            
Jen sits in a seat and gets chemo, while Harris sits besides
her.
                                                            
 
INT. PATIENT ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Jen health deteriorates. She is walking with a cane.
                                                            
 
INT. PATIENT ROOM/DEATH BED - NIGHT
                                                            
Jen is surrounded by friends and family. Everyone kisses her
forehead. Her husband stands beside the doorway exiting
people. The last to remain is the kids and husband. They all
gather around her.
                                                            
MONTHS LATER
                                                            
 
INT. DR. HARRIS'S HOME - MORNING
                                                            
Harris is asleep and wakes up to loud metal music. He gets
out of bed and make way through the mansion till he goes
outside.
                                                            
FROM THE PORCH
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Miles can you turn that down?
                                                            
Miles extends his head from the engine of his car. He's
accompany by his trouble-making friends.
                                                            

7.

                       MILES
Whatever Bill.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Thank you.
                                                            
INSIDE MANSION
                                                            
The doctor walks back to his bedroom. The music lowered.
Halfway to his room the music gets blasted. Now frustrated
Bill walks back to....
                                                            
FROM THE PORCH
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Miles, jesus turn it down? I'm
trying to sleep!
                                                            
Miles friends glares at the doctor.
                                                            
                       JERK FRIEND
Dude your stepdad is a real ass.
                                                            
                       MILES
Tell me about it dude.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (furious)
What did you say?!
                                                            
                       JERK FRIEND
I wasn't talking to you. Was
talking to Miles.
                                                            
Harris heats up.
                                                            
                       MILES
Beats me dude.
                                                            
                       JERK FRIEND
Why does he have to be a fucking
tosser.
                                                            
IN THE MANSION
                                                            
Harris races through the house and gets a crowbar and races
back outside.
                                                            
DRIVEWAY OF THE MANSION
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (Furious)
The fuck you say kid?!
                                                            

8.

                       JERK FRIEND
Whoa man!
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
The fuck you called me.
                                                            
The doctor swings at the car. Breaks all the windows in and
dents it. Prolong silence after....
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Like I told you Miles turn the
fucking music down.
                                                            
Miles did exactly that while Harris went back into the
house.
                                                            
 
INT. BAR - EVENING
                                                            
Harris sits while the bartender pours him a drink.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Another.
                                                            
As the the bartender did exactly that. A witty, below aged
man sits besides Harris. Just getting out of work with his
hospital attire. His name clip says "Frank Manning".
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Hey Billy the kid? Whats cracking.
                                                            
Sees the glasses around Harris.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Literally.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Getting through it.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
My condolences, really.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Appreciated.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Update with the ovum patient.
Stable, treatment successful.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Wonderful news.
                                                            

9.

                       DR. MANNING
Yeah. So Billy how are you?
Really?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Complete shit. Utter shit. My
wonderful stepson is a wonderful
daring boy who's a fucking prick,
a jackass with his neonazi
band-ment of friends.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Did you just say nazi?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Theirs no reasoning with him. I
don't think there ever will.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
How about Trace?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I don't know what shes up to. We
kind of lost touch after she died.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Sorry buddy.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Me too.
                                                            
Manning picks up a glass.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
But here's a toast.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
What are we toasting to?
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Being alive man, to life, to
Jennifer.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I can toast to that.
                                                            
 
INT. OPERATION ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The doctor performs an operation. He turn to face Dr.
Manning.
                                                            

10.

                       DR. HARRIS
Would you excuse me i'm gonna take
a quick break.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Of course... of course.
                                                            
Harris exits out the takes his gown off and enters....
                                                            
RESTROOM
                                                            
He takes a canteen out his pocket and sips. he goes back
into the...
                                                            
OPERATION ROOM
                                                            
He get handed the scalpel, although he begins to shake.
Everyone watches him. His hand tremors.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
You alright doctor?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Yeah, i'm fine.
                                                            
He begins to make an incision till...
                                                            
Dr. Manning puts his hand over his shoulder.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Is that alcohol I smell on your
breath?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (Shakes it off)
Its nothing.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Can't drink during the operation.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I know what I'm doing.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Give my the scalpel doctor.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I got it.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Give me the scalpel doctor.
                                                            

11.

                       DR. HARRIS
Just let me do my job.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Billy, give me the scalpel.
                                                            
Dr. Harris doesn't listen.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
      (Yells)
Now!
                                                            
Dr Harris throws everything from the table gets in Harris
face.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Frank back the fuck off.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
You been drinking doctor. you risk
the patient life.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I know how to do my job. Don't
tell what i'm to do.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
Bill go home.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Frank fuck you! An screw this
whole godamn hospital. These
patients my patients good luck
fixing them. Because as far as i
know i'm the best goddamn surgeon
in the fucking state. An you
Frank... Oh and you don't even
come close.
                                                            
                       DR. MANNING
I'm ashamed of you Billy. But i
will be continuing this operation
with or without. Get help. Really
get it. Goodnight.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Goodluck.
                                                            
 
INT. MANSION - LATER
                                                            
Harris with a stagger of a walk is stiffen by the presence
of the police.
                                                            

12.

Miles stands by the officer with arms crossed.
                                                            
Harris daunts at the sight.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Is there something wrong?
                                                            
                       POLICE OFFICER
Are you Billy Harris?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I am.
                                                            
Miles hands the officer some documents.
                                                            
                       MILES
Officer, I would like you to
remove Bill from my house.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Your house?
                                                            
The officer looks through the document.
                                                            
                       POLICE OFFICER
The guys right.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
What are you talking about?
                                                            
The officer hands Harris the documents.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Cosign... property to Miles
Ferris?
                                                            
                       MILES
You got it. Now officer, I want
this man out my house.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
What. No. This is my house.
                                                            
The officer looks at Miles than at Harris.
                                                            
                       POLICE OFFICER
Sorry Billy, but I have to ask you
to leave.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
What the hell are you talking
about. This is absurd.
                                                            

13.

                       POLICE OFFICER
Sir?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
This must be a mistake officer.
                                                            
                       POLICE OFFICER
Sir, I don't want to tell you
again.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Let me just think about it.
                                                            
                       POLICE OFFICER
Sir!
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Back off!
                                                            
The officer places his hand on his shoulder.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (Voice raises)
Get your hands of me!
                                                            
                       MILES
      (waves)
Adios.
                                                            
Harris walk over to Miles and gets in his face.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Listen here, I hope your proud of
yourself. I don't know who you are
anymore. I don't think I ever did.
                                                            
                       MILES
And listen here. I don't think she
really love you the way you
thought she did.
                                                            
Harris outraged, throws a fist but gets caught by the police
and tackled to the ground.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
You son of a bitch! You ungrateful
little shit.
                                                            
                       MILES
Get him out my house.
                                                            
The police escorts the doctor out.
                                                            
 

14.

INT. DR. HARRIS MEDICAL COURSE - MORNING
                                                            
                                         ##FLASHBACK##
                                                            
Dr. Harris is teaching in front of a class. Zoe (20's) a
young woman as well as a student takes in the lecture. Her
face of a determine woman shadowed by her tenderness.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
everyone in this room is on this
earth for a reason. No matter of
the outcome. everyone is special.
everyone is gifted though one
possess important some lesser but
all necessary. someone in a life
time will be aided. and that
someone will as well. my purpose
is to operate. no different than
any other. i save lifes no
different than any other. now ask
yourself what is your
purpose...... everyone in this
room has one. that old question
about the meaning of life.
answered. were here to help each
other. dont mothers nurses their
young. teachers teaches his
students. or give you another
prospective. photosynthesis. We're
all here to guide and help one
another. Treat others the way you
want to be treated. Folks, in the
end you better than no one and no
ones better than you.
                                                            
 
INT. DR. HARRIS QUARTERS - DAY
                                                            
There's a knock on the door. Dr. Harris reads his treatise.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Come in.
                                                            
                       ZOE
Hello, doctor?
                                                            
Dr. Harris avoids eye contact.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Yes?
                                                            
                       ZOE
May I talk with you?
                                                            

15.

                       DR. HARRIS
For what purpose?
                                                            
                       ZOE
To discuss my situation.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
You cannot enact your purpose in
life while riveting your own
plans.
                                                            
                       ZOE
Home been pretty rough.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Which is of the past which cannot
be undone, only the foreseen is in
your power.
                                                            
                       ZOE
I don't know what it is.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Not to many do.
                                                            
                       ZOE
My mom fell ill. I need to drop
out of the semester.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Is that all?
                                                            
                       ZOE
She's sick.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
We all fall ill from time to time.
                                                            
                       ZOE
No, she has cancer.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
My condolences.
                                                            
                       ZOE
How could you say that an not
second guess yourself?
                                                            
Zoe has Dr. Harris his full attention. Harris places his
treatise down.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Because its the truth. Look April.
                                                            

16.

                       ZOE
Zoe, no one calls me April.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Anything outside of class doesn't
correlate well within it. I'm
sorry your mom has cancer. But why
dwell on that. When your future is
foreseen and you will know what
your purpose in life will be. Heck
you can finish my course, and find
out it was surgery you can do a
different course and find out its
poetry or you can find out it was
meant helping at soup kitchens.
                                                            
                       ZOE
You're a cruel man.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
April?
                                                            
                       ZOE
Zoe!
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
You can leave if you want but
understand if you do. There's no
chance of returning.
                                                            
                       ZOE
My mom needs me. I really hope you
don't have a family. They would be
ashamed to have you.
                                                            
                                         ##PRESENT##
                                                            
 
EXT. SOMEWHERE OUT IN THE STREETS - DAY
                                                            
The doctor looks indistinguishable. A full set of beard and
ragged clothes.
                                                            
He walks down the street while the sun beats him.
                                                            
CONTINUES
                                                            
He sits by a dumpster and finds a cardboard cut out and
writes on it with his hospital pen. He holds the sign by an
intersected street.
                                                            

17.

LATER THAT NIGHT
                                                            
He walks down a less busy street. With the face of a loser.
                                                            
 
INT. SOUP KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
The doctor waits in line to collect his tray and food. He
goes over to an empty table. Zoe, now a soldier for the
salvation army did a double take at the doctor and joins
him. She sits across from him. They are both
indistinguishable the last time they met.
                                                            
                       ZOE
How you whine up here?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Life haven't been good to me.
                                                            
                       ZOE
I could say the same about myself.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Yeah, but at least you have
something.
                                                            
                       ZOE
True, this church is my family. I
grew up in the salvation army. My
mom was captain.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Really?
                                                            
                       ZOE
Yeah.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
What happen if you don't mind me
asking?
                                                            
                       ZOE
She's with God now.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
God?
                                                            
                       ZOE
Don't tell me you gonna say you
don't believe.
                                                            

18.

                       DR. HARRIS
Never find an atheist in a
foxhole.
                                                            
                       ZOE
I'm impressed.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Well, that was rhetorical. I'm not
really sure.
                                                            
                       ZOE
Why?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
If there was a God, I wouldn't
believe that he would take
everything from me. I don't think
a loving all powerful being would
make his children suffer by the
grace this.
                                                            
                       ZOE
God doesn't punish sir. Look God
doesn't test us because he doesn't
know how strong we are. He tests
us because we don't know how
strong we are and last thing you
know we'll only realize it when it
happens. Understand?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Everything been taken from me,
everything. My wife, my children,
my house.
                                                            
                       ZOE
Your job?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
What I did doesn't matter anymore.
                                                            
                       ZOE
What do you do.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Oncologist.
                                                            
                       ZOE
So why are you here?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Beg your pardon?
                                                            

19.

                       ZOE
How are you gonna save lives if
you living like this?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
This wasn't the life I chose. I
didn't chose to live like this. My
wife died from cancer. I lost my
house, I lost...
                                                            
                       ZOE
How you gonna mourn and grief
something you can't change?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I'm sorry?
                                                            
                       ZOE
You have to put this all behind
you. You lost someone who was
grateful to you. you lost your
home. But you haven't lost
                                                            
Harris scoffs.
                                                            
                       ZOE
Alright sir, but let me tell you
one thing a wiseman once said.
"Everyone in this room is on this
Earth for a reason. No matter of
the outcome. Everyone is special.
What ever you were here to do you
can't do it if your mourning the
past. The past can't be changed
only the future is foreseen. Its
in your power.
                                                            
The doctor looks at the soldier, perplexed.
                                                            
                       ZOE
I hope you find your way,
goodnight.
                                                            
The soldier walks away from the doctor, leaving him with his
thoughts.
                                                            
 
INT. MANSION - DAY
                                                            
The doctor peeps through an old photo album. His family that
once was, during the happier days. The doctor smiles, with
his hand feeling it.
                                                            

20.

                       MILES (os)
I don't even recognize you
anymore.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
That's what happens when one
becomes a ghost for so long.
                                                            
                       MILES
      (smiles)
I don't think I invited you in.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Dont worry I let myself in.
                                                            
                       MILES
Well make yourself at home I
guess.
                                                            
Dr. Harris grimace at the view of the house
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I thought I raised you better than
this.
                                                            
Harris turns to face Miles. Miles in shade.
                                                            
                       MILES
Things change.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Yeah things have changed.
                                                            
Harris walks closer and closer till we see Miles in terrible
condition. Miles has sandbags for eyes.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
im sorry.
                                                            
Miles cries.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I failed you as a father.
                                                            
                       MILES
All this time ive felt proud.. In
this house alone. At the end of
the day all ive felt was despair.
Mom died in vain. Her death is a
joke. And im the ones whos
dealing. Mom would of been ashamed
of me. I let her down.
                                                            

21.

                       DR. HARRIS
No you haven't
                                                            
Harris places his hand on Miles shoulder.
                                                            
                       MILES
Pawned most stuff for the high.
How much im willing to sell this
family. I feel sick, I feel awful.
I failed her. I did.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Listen to me your mothers death
hitus all hard. Your mother
trusted you. More than your sister
and i. You are my son, you will
always be by son. I'm so sorry.
Forget about the past son. forget
about it. You can't change that.
But what you can change is the
future.
                                                            
Harris has his hands over his face, looks into his eyes.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
You hear me?
                                                            
                       MILES
Dad, i'm so sorry.
                                                            
Miles hugs Harris.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Me too son, me too.
                                                            
 
INT. MANSION - LATER
                                                            
Harris walks to a mirror. Stares at himself. Deep inside his
own soul. Harris turns on a razor and shaves his beard.
                                                            
 
INT. DINNING ROOM - LATER
                                                            
A distraught Miles seated. Face Pale white.
                                                            
Harris, now cleaned and indistinguishable enters.
                                                            
Harris puts down a bowl in front of Miles and poured him
cereal. Miles looks up at Harris before he eats it.
                                                            

22.

                       DR. HARRIS
Shes right you know, your mother.
I haven't been around. I became a
slave to my craft that I forgot
how to be a husband, a parent.
When she put the will in your
name, I was hurt. But I know why.
Never make a living when you're
not able to live.
                                                            
                       MILES
I'm sorry what I said about mom.
She did love you.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Its the past son.
                                                            
                       MILES
But the scars.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
They'll heal.
                                                            
 
EXT. SALVATION ARMY CITADEL - MORNING
                                                            
Harris approaches the representative in a office. She looks
up from her phone.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
      (Confident)
Morning, may i get in contact with
Zoe.
                                                            
                       REP
Sorry sir she's no longer with the
corp.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Is their a way to get hold of her?
                                                            
 
EXT. HOSPITAL - MORNING
                                                            
Harris stands tall views the hospital from a far and makes
way to the doors.
                                                            
 
INT. SALVATION ARMY CITADEL - MORNING
                                                            
Rep hands Harris a piece of paper.
                                                            

23.

                       REP
You can try this address.
                                                            
 
INT. OPERATING ROOM - MORNING
                                                            
Dr. Manning and his colleagues are operating. They operate
in front of an audience. Manning stops what he's doing and
baffled at the sight of Dr. Harris.
                                                            
 
EXT. SUBURBAN HOME - DAY
                                                            
Zoe takes out a letter from the mailbox. Its a card to a
banquet ceremonial dinner.
                                                            
 
INT. HOME - DAY
                                                            
Zoe sits down and lights a cigarette. She opens the letter.
Her eyes follows word to word till she stops puffing.
                                                            
 
INT. CEREMONIAL DINNER - DAY
                                                            
Zoe seated and many enter in attendance.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I want to thank everyone for
coming out here tonight. It really
means a lot to me. Years ago I
spoke about the specialty in each
and everyone of us. Our goals as
men and women helping one another,
but I've been contradicting myself
so it seems. I didn't really
wanted to help anyone, only
myself. You know we may have
answered that meaning of life.
Helping one another as if its you
living that life. A woman I meant
when I was homeless told me how
are you gonna save lives if i'm
unable to do my job.
                                                            
Zoe eyes glued to the stage.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
A woman once said The past can't
be changed only the future is
foreseen. Its in your power.
Ladies and gentlemen I want to
award this humanitarian award to
one of my colleague. Please
            (MORE)

24.

                       DR. HARRIS (cont'd)
welcome Zoe Walker.
                                                            
Everyone applauds as well as Zoe, however one of her
colleagues turns to her.
                                                            
                       COLLEAGUE
That's you Zoe.
                                                            
                       ZOE
Me?!
                                                            
                       COLLEAGUE
Yes! Now go up there!
                                                            
Zoe is baffled. Makes way through the audience. Couldn't
believe it.
                                                            
Zoe now face to face with Dr. Harris. She stares at him
bewildered.
                                                            
                       ZOE
Professor Harris?
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
Yeah its me.
                                                            
                       ZOE
I didn't know.
                                                            
                       DR. HARRIS
I want to personally thank you. If
it wasn't for you I don't know
where I would be. I certainly
wouldn't be on stage with you, now
would I. Tuition payed for, I want
you to finish. You showed me the
way and now its my honor to show
you as well.
                                                            
                       ZOE
      (Mouthed)
Thank You.
                                                            
Zoe takes the humanitarian award faces the podium. We see
familiar faces in the audience, such as Dr. Manning and the
family.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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