Wake Up!

INT. BEDROOM – MORNING

As the sun streams through the wide windows we pan over the predominately white room to the large king size bed. In the bed, sitting up, is ADAM (31, congenial, introverted). He watches his girlfriend ANNE (29, intelligent, bad-tempered) who sleeps. As he watches her, her brow furrows. Adam looks worried as he watches her.

After a beat he rolls over, looks at the ceiling, and thinks. Something crosses his mind, and, as he mulls it over, he smiles. Adam sits up excitedly and shakes Anne awake.

ADAM
Honey, honey, wake up. I have to tell you something.

ANNE
What? God Adam, what do you want?

ADAM
I don’t love you anymore!

ANNE
What?

ADAM
I don’t love you. I just realised. Isn’t that great?

ANNE
What the fuck are you talking about?

ADAM
Well I was watching you sleep and you were making that angry face you always make, and I was thinking how much it annoyed me that you could be so angry even in your sleep, and that got me thinking about how we really haven’t been happy for a couple of years now, and then it hit me! I don’t love you anymore.

Anne sits up angrily.

ANNE
You don’t love me! Fuck you! I don’t love you.

ADAM
I know!

ANNE
Has your stupid brain finally popped? Why are you so fucking happy?

ADAM
Because now we don’t have to be together anymore. For years I’ve been doing everything I can think of to make you happy, or distract myself from my own unhappiness. But I was never going to make you happy, or find my own happiness, because I don’t love you and you don’t love me! In fact I think you might even hate me a little bit. Or maybe you hate yourself? I don’t know. Either way it’s not my problem anymore!

ANNE
You prick. You arse hole! Who the fuck do you think you are?

ADAM
Your ex boyfriend I guess. Oh man, even just saying that makes me happy! It just seems so obvious now. Isn’t this great?

ANNE
Great! You think I’m supposed to be happy about this?

ADAM
You? No way. You don’t even get happy about good things. You’re impossible to make happy, that’s what makes it so great, I don’t have to put up with that anymore!

Anne sits in shock for a beat. Adam smiles.

ADAM (CONT’D)
You should probably go now.

ANNE
What? Right now?

ADAM
Yeah.

ANNE
But, but this is my house too.

ADAM
No it’s not, remember? When I asked you if you wanted to co-sign the lease you told me to just deal with it and then went on a rant about how you have to do everything. Oh man, I don’t have to hear them anymore.

ANNE
You can’t do this!

ADAM
That’s what I thought, but yeah, I can! It’s my life and I can do whatever I want, and have whoever I want in it. And I don’t want you in my life anymore, not even for one more minute.

Adam stands and takes the covers off Anne.

ADAM (CONT’D)
Off you go then.

Adam shepherds Anne out of the room.

ANNE
But…but…

Adam gets her out the bedroom door.

ADAM
I’ll send your stuff to you parents house. Bye, forever!

Adam giggles giddily then closes the door in Anne’s face.

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