I gave you an order!
Gachie looks just in time to see Femi tossed to the ground
Jerry pulls his gun and points it at the Femi’s head.
EXT. STREET - SAME TIME 92
OTS: Lucy watches the spectacle. Gachie jumps out of his
car and runs directly at Jerry.
He tackles him and the gun goes off.
INT. AIRPORT - SAME TIME 93
Xavier stares at the flight status monitor.
He takes his ticket out of his pocket to get the flight
number and the second ticket falls to the floor. He picks it
up and puts it back in his pocket.
ECU: He holds the ticket up to the monitor. It shows his
flight has been "Delayed."
The airport is empty.
He finds a seat to wait.
One of the other planes begins to unload its passengers.
A woman exits the plane and stops in front of him. She sets
her carry-on down and pulls out her phone. She text’s
someone then puts it away.
You mind if I sit here?
Xavier looks at all of the other empty seats then nods and
moves his carry-on to the floor.
Thanks. It’s kinda my lucky seat.
Xavier looks at her interested.
I met my husband sitting in this
I was pretty upset, I had lost my
job and I couldn’t find another job
to save my life, so here I was, in
this seat, in tears, waiting for my
flight to take me home.
Xavier looks at her understandingly.
When this man, this beautiful kind
man walks over to me and hands me a
tissue... He never said a word.
Just hands me this tissue and
smiles. Then he sits next to me and
listened to me until my plane
Xavier really listens. Maybe for the first time.
He followed me to the gate then
took my hand in his and begged me
to stay. We got married a month
later. I knew, somehow, the moment
he handed me that tissue. The only
other seat that was open at the
time was all the way over by the
She points to a seat on the other side.
If it wasn’t for THIS seat, I would
have never meet the love of my
life. So every time I fly into
this airport I sit in this seat and
wait for him to beg me to go home
A man enters the terminal with a large bouquet of
lilies. He walks directly to the woman sitting next to
Xavier. She stands and they hug passionately. He pulls back
and takes her by the hand and smiles.
MAN WITH FLOWERS
I love you so much, will you please
please come home with me?
You beautiful man, I love you so
She kisses him gently and they walk out together.
Xavier watches them walk away with the unmistakable look of
He takes out his phone and dials Shehzeen.
INT. OFFICE - SAME TIME 94
SOUND: Phone Ringing
CU: Shehzeen’s phone rings from her purse on her desk.
INT. AIRPORT - SAME TIME 95
Xavier receives no answer.
He puts the phone away.
He sits silently.
He looks at the lucky seat and moves into it.
INT. BRETT’S CAR - SAME TIME 96
Brett drives down the road and is passed by police car,
He pulls up to the light just before the diner and there are
emergency personnel blocking off the road.
He parks his car and gets out. He is dressed in a military
He heads towards the diner, picking up speed the closer he
gets, until he is stopped by a uniformed officer.
EXT. STREET - SAME TIME 97
A police officer waves in a taxi cab and helps load Lilly
and Karmen into it.
Angel leans into the cab.
Call me if you need anything.
Lilly touches his face and he covers her hand with his.
He hands Lilly the package she received earlier.
For any reason.
He closes the door.
The taxi pulls out and the police makes room for it to
Brett stands at the police line as they pass.
Angel watches them leave until he sees Brett standing behind
the line. They lock eyes and in that split second, Brett
knows his worst fears have come true.
Brett breaks the line and runs into the chaos.
A body bag lay on the side walk.
He drops to his knees beside the body bag. He reaches out
for the zipper and slowly opens it.
Shehzeen’s body lays inside. Overcome by relief, he falls
backwards into a sitting position.
Angel stands by his side and rests his hands on Brett’s
INT. LILLY’S APARTMENT - A FEW MINUTES LATER 98
She enters the apartment and turns on the light. Devon is
She wipes away her tears and replacing them with
She tosses the package on the table
She packs a carry-on.
She turns the light off and leaves.
CU: The package is on the dinning table.
EXT. STREET - SAME TIME 99
Angel leans down and whispers in Brett’s ear.
Brett looks at him, terrified.
Angel points to the other side of the street. Another body
bag lays on the side walk.
Brett forces himself to stand with Angel’s help.
He closes his eyes to pray that this is not what he knows it
INT. LILLY APARTMENT - SAME TIME 100
Husband enters the apartment.
EXT. LILLY’S APARTMENT - SAME TIME 101
Lilly hales a taxi.
INT. LILLY APARTMENT - SAME TIME 102
Devon finds the package on the table and picks it up.
EXT. STREET - SAME TIME 103
Brett kneels next to the second body bag.
He hesitates for a moment to gain the stregth he needs, then
pulls the zipper.
Lucy’s body is revealed.
Femi touches Brett’s shoulder.
INT. LILLY’S APARTMENT - SAME TIME 104
Devon sits at the table and opens the package. It is
apparent he has no idea what it is.
He pulls the contents out. Atop a stack of papers is a
letter from the Clerk of Courts.
CU: The letter reads. "In the process of archiving out files
we found that you and your spouse had forgot to file a copy
of your signed marriage certificate. Until this is done you
are not legally married. Please find the appropriate form
attached and return them notarized..."
EXT. STREET - SAME TIME 105
Brett turns to look at the man touching his shoulder and
Femi looks back at him.
Brett says nothing.
C’mon, cousin, leave this man
Gachie guides Femi away.
They pass Jerry who is being questioned by the police.
They reach Gachie’s car and the Homeless Man holding the
flower bucket is leaning against it.
The Homeless Man sees them and he quickly straightens
He hands the bucket back to Femi.
The Homeless Man nods his head and walks away.
That idiot, this is all his fault.
You know that. All his fault.
INT. AIRPORT - 20 MINUTES LATER 106
Lilly fights with the ticket clerk.
No Ma’m, not for the amount you can
afford. I’m s-
Don’t tell me you’re sorry. You’re
not sorry. You don’t know what I’ve
been through tonight... isn’t there
a coupon you can give me?
No ma’m, that’s the best I can do.
Xavier watches from the lucky seat.
Lilly collects her belongings and tosses herself into a
He watches her for a second, then gets up and walks away.
INT. AIRPORT - 2 MINUTES LATER 107
Lilly is lying across the seats. She uses her bag as a
Xavier offers her a cup of coffee.
She recognizes him and hesitates. He insists.
She takes the cup and offers the seat next to her.
She talks, he listens.
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