The Lecture (DianeFT REmix)

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I just added some minor setting and character detail at the beginning and end for additional twist. 


 


FADE IN:


INT. PLANETARIUM FOYER – DAY


A note stuck to a door reads:


“Silence – lecture in progress”


 


PLANETARIUM


The room is dark. Only the silhouettes of people can be seen.


A boring lecture rambles “blah, blah…” in the background.


Star specks float across people’s faces.


We close in on two silhouettes sitting next to each other as


they begin to whisper.


MAN


I was thinking about you last night.


 


WOMAN


Really? That makes me feel very weird.


 


MAN


Weird?


 


WOMAN


Yeah. Because why would you be thinking about me?


 


MAN


Wait – you’re not flattered?


 


WOMAN


Because you were thinking about me? Is that how I’m


supposed to feel?


 


MAN


I don’t know. I thought knowing I was thinking about you would


make you feel flattered.


 


WOMAN


Nope, just weird.


 


MAN


Well, that’s not very flattering to me.


 


WOMAN


Sorry.


 


MAN


Usually when someone is thinking about you, it’s flattering.


 


WOMAN


Not always though. I mean, it would depend on why you


were thinking about me.


 


MAN


But I think that my admitting to you that I was thinking about


you last night should be flattering. Hiding the fact


that I was thinking about you last night would be weird.


 


WOMAN


Should I be reading something into this then?


 


MAN


No! I just don’t want you to get too weirded out just


because I was thinking about you.


 


WOMAN


Then tell me why you were thinking about me.


 


MAN


I was bored, that’s all.


 


WOMAN


You were bored and thinking about me relieved your boredom?


 


MAN


A little, yeah.


 


WOMAN


Well then consider me a little flattered.


 


MAN


Sometimes I think you argue with me just to relieve YOUR boredom.


 


WOMAN


You know what’s boring me right now?


 


MAN


What?


 


WOMAN


This conversation.


 


MAN


No argument here.


 


The lights come on as the lecture has come to an end.


Students yawn and leave. In our two seats are


WOMAN – a goth that rivals Lisbeth Salander and


MAN – a nerdish character with shop teacher glasses,


dress shirt and tie.


They pack up and leave.


 


FADE OUT.

Created: Mar 04, 2014

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