An Interruption (short Script)

By Morgan-L

INT. ROOM – NIGHT

GUY looks into mirror. He fixes his hair and straightens his shirt. He stares at himself in the mirror for a moment then sighs. He reaches up and grabs a razor. He stares at the blade, twirling it around. He looks at himself in the mirror once more and turns away. He sits on the floor leaning against the wall. He stares at the razor for a moment. He breathes a little deeper and outstretches his left arm exposing his veins. He holds the razor next to his arm. He takes a deep breath and presses the razor to his skin. There is a sudden KNOCKING at the door. He looks up, the razor still at his wrist.

GUY
Yes?

GIRL
(On the other side of the door)
May I come in?

GUY
Um… sure.

The GIRL opens the door and walks in. He keeps the razor at his wrist. She gives him a half-smile.

GIRL
Hey.

GUY
Hey.

GIRL
Am I interrupting anything?

GUY
Um… not really. Want to have a
seat?

GIRL
Sure.

She sits against the wall across from him. They look at each other for a moment.

GIRL
You don’t have anything with you.

GUY
Am I supposed to?

GIRL
I guess not. Some people do, though.

GUY
Like what?

GIRL
Pictures, personal things you really
like. Most people write a note. Did
you write one?

GUY
I couldn’t think of anything to say.

There is a moment of silence.

GIRL
Were you going to leave me anything?

GUY
I wasn’t planning on it. Sorry.

GIRL
It’s ok, you don’t have to.

There is another moment of silence between them.

GUY
Are you going to try to stop me?

GIRL
(Shaking her
Head)
I don’t think I could. I can try
if you’d like me to.

GUY
It’s ok, but thanks anyway.

He looks down at the floor.

GUY
Are you mad me?

GIRL
Yeah, kinda, but I guess I
understand.

He continues to stare at the floor.

GUY
Do you think everyone else will
be mad?

GIRL
Probably not. They’ll be sad, though.
Probably say how you were a nice guy
and they don’t understand why you
did this. They’ll make a big fuss.


GUY
And what will you say?

GIRL
I’ll say… I’ll say I miss you. And
that’ll be it.

GUY
You won’t make a big scene?

She shakes her head. He smiles.

GUY
Thanks.

She smiles and moves next to him. He looks at her, she looks at the floor.

GIRL
I really will miss you.

She puts her head on his shoulder and they both look at the floor.

GUY
I know.

He puts his hand on her shoulder and kisses her head. They sit like this for a moment. She looks at the razor.

GIRL
Is that my razor?

He looks at her, then at the razor, and then back at her.

GUY
Um… yeah. Is that ok?

She smiles, letting out a little laugh.

GIRL
Yeah, it’s fine.

GUY
Are you sure?

GIRL
Don’t worry about it.

GUY
…Ok.

They sit in silence.

GUY
What are you going to do with
all my stuff?

GIRL
I don’t know. What do you want me
to do with it?

GUY
Not sure. You can have it, I guess.

GIRL
I don’t think I want it.

GUY
Well, someone will take it. Just give
it to whoever wants it.

GIRL
Ok.

There is a moment of awkward silence.

GIRL
Do you want me to leave you alone
now?

GUY
No, not yet.

He reaches for her hand and grabs it, squeezing it tightly. She squeezes back and smiles at him.

GIRL
Do you want me to stay and watch?

GUY
I’d rather you didn’t. Do you want
to stay?

GIRL
If you wanted me to.

GUY
I’m alright, thanks. I don’t think
I could do it with you here anyway.

GIRL
Why not?

GUY
I think it would be weird if you
just sat and watched me. Plus, I
don’t think you’d like it.

GIRL
I wouldn’t.

GUY
I didn’t think so.

GIRL
Should I call someone right after
or do you want me to wait?

GUY
Wait about ten minutes. That way you
know for sure it’s over.

GIRL
That works.
(Pause)
May I give you something before
you do this?

GUY
Yeah, sure.

She leans away and reaches into her pocket, digging around. She pulls out a piece of paper, a pen, and an IPOD.

GUY
What’s all this?

She hands him the paper and pen.

GIRL
This is for you in case you
change your mind about the note
thing. And this…

She messes with the IPOD selecting a specific song. Once she finds it she gives him the IPOD.

GIRL
…and this is what I think you
should listen to when you do it.
I’m sure you’ll like it, plus it
seems to fit the situation somehow.

They look into each other’s eyes. He begins to say something, but she cuts him off with a kiss. She looks at him and taps on the piece of paper. She stands up, turns and faces him. Still sitting, he looks up at her. She leans forward, kisses him, and hugs him tightly, holding him for a few moments. She backs away from him and smiles, looking at the ground. She slowly stands up, walks out and closes the door. He watches her leave, and then looks at the floor. He grabs the earphones and puts them in. Looking at the IPOD, he pushes the button, and "Nothing Big" by hitRECords begins to play. He leans back and listens to the song. After a while he smiles and grabs the paper and pen and writes something on it. He places the paper and pen on the ground in front of him, smiles, and leans back again. He stares at the ceiling then closes his eyes. OVERHEAD SHOT of the paper which reads: "THANKS". The song continues to play.

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An Interruption (short Script)

Created: Jul 10, 2010

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