Last Words...(dialogue)

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JOHN


(SOFTLY)


I spoke to your mother​. You wanna talk about it?


CHALI


(AGGRESSIVELY)


About what?


JOHN


About your brother


CHALI puts on her headphones and start listening to music


(CONT.)


Why do you do that? Chali?


CHALI


(UPSET)


The question is why did you?


JOHN


(CONFUSED)


What?


CHALI


This is non of your buissnes. Now you've ruind it!



JOHN


What did I ruin?


CHALI


This! My family is not something I talk about it. I don't want that.



JOHN


Well, we can't get everything we want


CHALI


(ANGRY)


You don't think I don't know that? You think I want my brother to be sick? You really think I wanna see a part of him die everyday?


JOHN


(SOFTLY)


No, but right now that's what's happening. Trust me, I know you don't what this. No one wants it but we can't prevent this from happening. Look, God only gives us...


CHALI


FUCK YOU! Don't come with that bullshit to me. "God only gives me what I can handle"!? That's so fucking messed up. Don't you dare come with that bullshit to me!


JOHN


Sorry


CHALI


GO!


JOHN


(LITTLE ANGRY)


Look, I'm sorry. I just wanted to help


CHALI


I said go!! LEAVE!


 


 


A LONGER PAUSE. JOHN STARTS WALKING AWAY BUT THEN FINALLY JOHN GETS ENOUGH COURAGE TO CONTINUE


 



JOHN


(VERY CONVINCING, YELLING)


This thing, now, right here. It's not about you


CHALI


What?


JOHN


It's about your brother. He's laying in a hospital bed living his last few days and you're here cursing me and God and the world when you should be with him right now and enjoy what's left. What are you even doing here Chali? You have no idea how much time he still got


CHALI


I know


JOHN


Do you? Because the way you're acting right now shows the complete opposite. When was even the last time you saw him? Chali, I know you've been to the hospital, I've seen you there, but you never go in. Why? Why don't you go and see him anymore?



CHALI


I...



JOHN


Please...talk to me



CHALI


I..I don't..I can't



JOHN


What..?



CHALI


...when Charli first got sick I was with him every day. I sat beside him, held his hand, told him stories and I made him laugh. Made him forget for a few minutes every day. Made him forget that life isn't just hospital beds, hospital food, needles, doctors, pills, illness and treatments. Just because you're sick doesn't mean you stop living. 


JOHN


So what happened?


CHALI


The day they told us that he stopped responding to treatments he decided to stop living. I saw him just give up and sort of embrace death. I just stood by his side that day, watched him sleep. The next day I couldn't go in the room. I stood in the doorway and looked at him and the next day I couldn't even do that. I sat outside his room. He had gotten a lot worse during the night and he needed a machine to help him breath. I didn't wanna see that so I sat outside his room and just listened to the machine and thought "is this it?". I still go there every day but I just can't bare myself to go in to the hospital. I stand outside and watch the building and think that somewhere inside is my brother. Laying in a hospital bed hocked up to a machine that helps him breath. It's not fair. He's only 15. It's not fair. I failed him.


I feel cheated. I feel cheated and betrayed by life. I'm so scared. I look around and all I see is darkness. Darkness wherever I look and no matter how hard I try to find that small shimmer of light I can't...


JOHN


You might be sorunded by darkness right now, not finding your way out, but I promise you that I will never let you stay there. I will turn the lights on for you and you will find it. I wont stop untill you do. I will even use one of those long lasting light bulbs so you can take your time. That I promise you.


 


CHALI


I don't believe in God. I don't believe that he will be in a better place because I don't believe there is another place. I never have because it never made sense to me. If we live in an eternity together after death then why do we even bother spending any time on earth? Why would my brother go through all that pain? Why would anyone? No, when you die, you die and the only thing that lives on is the memories, untill that day even they are forgetten. Nothing more. No heaven, no hell no paradise, no ghosts.



JOHN


So?


CHALI


So, whatever I say will be my absolute last words to him. How do you know what words are good enough to be the last? He knows I love him, he knows I'll miss him, he knows I wish that it was me. He knows everything. So what do I say?


JOHN


Then you don't say anything.

Created: Apr 18, 2014

Tags: story, darkness, dark, dialogue, script

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