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A recent parapalegic, Jonathan has closed himself off from the world. His only company comes from his best friend Ramos and his Neighbor Julia, whom he has fallen In love with. Julia is marrying a ...
(Music begins, it's a smooth
and harmonious tone. Lights
up. A lone man, sitting in a
wheelchair, writing in a
journal. This is JONATHAN. The
music fades as the scene
Its been two years. Two long years since the living hell that
is my life began.
(He pauses thinking of what to
Zero point, A point in ones life were you are stuck between
then and now. A point at which something happens that forces
you to start over from scratch.
(He moves a bit in the
The moment I got this chair. The moment when I lost her...
(He pauses, thinking of what to
Knock on door.
Jonathan closes the journal and puts it
down before wheeling himself to the
door and opening it
Hey Jonathan, got your groceries right here.
(Lifts bags for emphasis)
Thanks Ramos, I would starve without your help.
Well,you could always go out and get the groceries yourself
RAMOS walks to table and drops off the
groceries. JONATHAN follows behind.
You know I could not do that.
I see people do that all the time.
What's the news from out there?
Motions head towards window
Nothing new, same war, different story. So.. Jonathan are you
going to tell Julia.
(He has a serious tone)
Damn it Ramos, you know I can't tell her, she is in love with
Marco!? Marco's a Dick. You know he doesn't love her. Not
like you do.
Look, drop it.
I said drop it.
Knock on door.
Could you get that.
RAMOS gets up and opens the door.
Hey Ramos, is Jonathan here?
Come on in Julia, where else would I be.
Walks over and kisses him on the cheek.
Sorry I haven't been over in awhile.
She grabs a chair and sits down.
Marco has been keeping me busy.
He wheels himself to a small fridge and
takes out a coke.
Well.. I didn't tell you?
JONATHAN shakes his head
Oh, well. Marco and I just got back from a weekend in North
Carolina. His family owns a Cabin down there.
Really? That's nice.
She pauses, trying to hold in
He asked Me to MARRY HIM
She smiles, letting out her excitement.
RAMOS' mouth drops open. He closes it
And you said?
I said, yes Silly.
JONATHAN looks crestfallen, but
attempts to look happy for her.
JULIA,apparently unaware of JONATHAN's
Thank you. I would love for you to be at the wedding.
Wedding? You already have a date?
Yes. Marco doesn't want a big affair. He says that it should
just be a small thing with family and close friends.
It is obvious JONATHAN is depressed
When is the wedding?
Yup. Next Saturday. You're Invited too Ramos.
Well, I have to go Dress Shopping. I'll see you Saturday
Gives JONATHAN a kiss on the cheek
Now do you see why you need to tell her?
She is Marrying Marco. It's too late.
Its never too late to tell her.
Go Away. I need to think.
JONATHAN cuts him off.
RAMOS gets up to leave.
Your going to regret not telling her.
He leaves. JONATHAN wheels himself to
the door and locks it behind RAMOS
before burying his face in his hands.
FADE TO BLACK.
JULIA/MARCOS APARTMENT & JONATHAN'S APARTMENT-NIGHT
(Lights are low. Spot light on
SL and SR. SL are
Julia/Marco's Apartment. SR is
Jonathan's Apartment. )
Enter MARCO, apparently drunk. The
apartment is empty.
Ah, good. The missus ain't home.
(MARCO's Speech is slurred)
Time to call up some peoples...
JONATHAN is looking through a phone
book for psychologists.
P..P.. Lets see.. Phone Repair, physician's.. No.. Here it
Picks up the phone as MARCO does the
same thing. JONATHAN is about to dial,
but hears MARCO dialing first. He
stops, and listens puzzled.
The phone rings 3 times before it is
Hey, is this Ryan?
Hey Buddy, its Marco.
Hey Marco! How you doing?
Pretty Good, You?
Eh, so-so. I haven't seen you in awhile. Not since you
stopped going to the bar.
Yeah, there's a reason to that. Actually that's why I am
calling. I am inviting you to my wedding.
JONATHAN sits in his apartment
listening to the conversation through
his phone. MARCO is unaware of this.
No way, your gettin' married!?
Yeah man, I'm tying the knot.
I'm marrying this broad named Julia.
You mean that chick you picked up a few months ago? I thought
it wasn't serious.
Yeah Yeah, It's not that serious.
Not that serious!? You guys are getting married!
What about all that stuff about to love and cherish.
You want to know a little secret?
MARCOS speech is still slurred, but
Well, here it is. I don't love Julia. Hell she annoys me,
with her Yakity Yakity Yak. All that nagging..
Then why are you marrying her?
Then why am I marrying her?
Dude, Her parents are loaded. Her father owns that company
Wait, you mean that huge ass calculator company.
Yeah the calculator company. It's crazy! Do you know what her
parents are giving us as a wedding present?
I don't know.
Ok fine, their giving us a house! Man, its easy living for me
from now on.
No way, a house!
MARCO Stops, hearing keys Jingling on
Hey, I got to go. Talk to you later. Bye man.
As MARCO hangs up, spotlight turns off
leaving Julia/Marco's Apartment Black.
Only Jonathan's Apartment is still
seen. JONATHAN puts the phone down
silently, his eyes wide with shock. He
sits there, breathing deeply. He picks
up the phone again and dials a number.
Hey, Ramos. Its me Jonathan. Hey, could you come over
tomorrow. I have something to tell you..
As he is talking into the phone,
FADE TO BLACK.
JONATHAN'S APARTMENT- MORNING
(Lights up. JONATHAN and RAMOS
are in the room, apparently
having a discussion.)
Are you sure it was Marco?
Of course I am sure. I would know that bastards voice
Do you know how you heard him?
The lines were crossed or something. You know these old
buildings. Herbert won't pay for renovations.
He looks around.
So, What are you going to do?
No you dip shit, about Julia and Marco.
I don't know.. I guess I will tell her about Marco.
Are you going to tell her how you feel?
RAMOS gets up and crosses to JONATHAN
You owe it to her.
Maybe.. I'm not really sure. I want to. God knows I do... but
its hard to just open up your feelings after hiding them for
Jonathan. My god. Just do it.
JULIA enters the room silently. Neither
JONATHAN nor RAMOS realizes she is
I don't think I can tell her. Not yet at least.
Tell me what?
JONATHAN turns around in his
wheelchair. RAMOS pull up a chair for
Nothing.. It's nothing.
JULIA sits in the chair, and faces
It didn't sound like nothing from the way you said it.
Jonathan has something to tell you..
Well.. Last night I overheard Marco on the phone. I was
calling..someone, but I guess the lines were crossed.
What did you hear?
Well..I head him say that he was only marrying you for the
JONATHAN paused, waiting for JULIAS
reaction. There was none.
And.. That he really didn't love you.
JULIA sat there, emotionless.
Is this some kind of cruel Joke Jonathan? Is this your idea
No, I am not lying. I swear to you.
After all we have been through.
I am not-
(cutting off Jonathan)
How.. How could you.
JULIA gets up.
I trusted you.
JULIA walks over to the door, looks
Go to the wedding.. Only because I already said you were
Good Job Ramos. Good freakin Job.
What did I do?
He sits down in JULIAS Vacant chair.
Don't give me that, What did I do crap. You know exactly what
Jonathan. STOP. You brought this on yourself. You and your
damn Self Pity. Tell her the damn truth. That's the only way
you can fix this.
RAMOS gets up from the chair.
Think about that.
He leaves. JONATHAN sits in the room
FADE TO BLACK.
BAPTIST CHURCH- DAY OF WEDDING
(Lights are high. MARCO is
standing at SR dressed in a
suit. The shirt tail is
sticking out. Its obvious he
doesn't care. He is facing
stage left. There are chair
fashioned into rows. People
are siting in it dressed
Nicely. RAMOS is near the
front. A chair next to him is
empty. JONATHAN is nowhere to
be seen. A PRIEST is standing
next to MARCO. Music Begins.
It is the wedding march. JULIA
enters SL. She is wearing a
plain dress. Not much money
was spent on this wedding. Her
father is holding her arm as
they walk up to MARCO. He lets
go, and sits in the front.)
We are gathered here to unite Julia Richards and Marco
Delgado in marriage, which is held in honor among all people.
Those who enter into this relationship must learn to cherish
a mutual esteem and love; to bear with each other's strengths
and weaknesses; to comfort each other in sickness, trouble
and sorrow: With honesty to provide for each other, and to
live together as heirs of the grace of life. Who gives this
woman to be married to this man?
JULIAS FATHER stands up
If there is anyone present, who knows of any just cause why
this couple may not be lawfully joined in marriage, make it
now known or forever after keep your peace.
At this moment JONATHAN wheels himself
I have a just cause.
He wheels himself down the aisle.
And it is?
Marco, Does not love Julia. I heard him say that myself.
The AUDIENCE(of the Wedding) gasps.
Whispering to each other
He's lying, I would never say that. Not about Julia.
Julia. You may have thought I was lying to you in the
apartment, and you had reason to think that. I haven't been
entirely truthful to you this entire time... but I am not
lying about this. Julia, look at me... how long have you
known me. How long have we been friends. Do you think I could
do this to you, Do you think I could ruin your big day,
without a reason? Look at me and tell me that I'm not telling
He is a fool, get him out of here.
No one moves.
I would never lie to you.. Because... I love you.
MARCO moves toward JONATHAN
I see that no one can get him out of here, so I will have to
do it myself.
He pushes JONATHAN and the wheelchair
falls over. Everyone gasps. JULIA runs
Why did you do that!?
He wasn't supposed to fall..just, leave.
Is this how you really are? A Jerk? Was he telling the truth?
Why do you care? Lets just finish this thing up, and go on
our nice honeymoon. Isn't that what you want.
No.. It's not. It...It's over.
What!? What did you say? It's not over. No not by a long
shot. And this CRIPPLE
Kicks JONATHAN in the stomach
Isn't going to stop that.
JONATHAN grunts in pain.
Stop it Marco
He kicks JONATHAN again
RAMOS gets up and tackles MARCO to the
ground, other people get up and help
RAMOS hold him down.
Jonathan, are you OK.
JONATHAN struggles to get up. He gets
on his knees.
Julia..I meant what I said. I love you.
JULIA laughs, tears in her eyes.
I love you too.
She kisses him.
FADE TO BLACK.
IN JONATHAN'S APARTMENT-NIGHT
(JONATHAN is sitting in the
middle of the room. The lights
are dim. He is writing in his
journal like he was in the
first scene. )
It's funny how life works out. Once you reach rock bottom,
there is only one way to go. Up. And up I went. The doctors
say it's miraculous. I shouldn't be able to move my legs. I
shouldn't be able to feel the pain in them. But... I can.
They say that in two months I should be able to use crutches.
It really is funny how life works out. Zero Point... the
change it brings... it can be good, as well as bad. I guess I
He stops writing and closes the book.
JULIA enters the room.
You coming to bed honey?
Yeah, one second.
OK.. Don't keep me waiting to long.
JONATHAN looks at the Journal,
thoughtfully. He wheels himself to the
trash, and puts the journal in it,
slowly, like it was a triumph for him.
He smiles, and wheels himself in the
direction JULIA had taken.
FADE TO BLACK.