How can I sleep with the light on?

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Tom and Jen are in bed, late at night. The light is on so that she can read a large textbook. He is trying to sleep.


Tom: Will you be done soon? You know...I can't... 


[He falls asleep.]


Jen: Sleep with the light on. 


[Her voice wakes Tom up.]


Jen: Yeah, you've mentioned it before. 


Tom: (sigh)


Jen: I just need to finish this part... 


[She nods off.]


Tom: Jen! 


[Jen opens her eyes.]


Tom: Were you really just asleep?


Jen: No I was...memorising. I need to know this for tomorrow. Ten more minutes, OK?


[Tom starts to snore. Jen leans over and holds his nose. He wakes and she withdraws her hand, so he won't know what she's done.]


Jen: Ten minutes?


Tom: Hmm. Ten? Oh, OK, I Suppose.


[Jen goes back to reading but soon closes her eyes. Tom carefully reaches across her and switches off the light.]


[After a moment Tom starts to snore again. This wakes Jen. She puts the light back on.]


Jen: That's it. I'm finishing this chapter. 


[Pause.]


[Jen falls asleep.]







Created: May 05, 2017

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