Laundry Teddy Scene 21

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SCENE 21: SOME BLEACH SITUATION

EXT. ROOFTOP LAUNDRY AREA-NIGHT

Standing at the center of Teddy’s laundry area, with two bleach containers on both hands, Lauren takes a deep breath. She checks her phone and stares at Clarisse’s top IG post, her pregnancy result that Clarisse captured while she’s interning at the clinic where Lauren and Drew went.

LAUREN (V.O.)

I’m sorry Teddy, I have to

do this. Clarisse’s top post

proves that she’s

dead serious to even

go further. She’s

determined to tell

everything.

I need to do this

Teddy to buy more

time, as I figure out

how to spill everything

to you.

She dropped the bleached containers by her feet, one container was uncapped, and the liquid splashed all over, bleaching part of her dress. Ignoring what just happened, Lauren starts gathering all the laundry together into one big pile. She was about to pour the bleach at the pile of laundry when suddenly Sylvia shows up.

SYLVIA

Lauren?

LAUREN

Sylvia. Hi. Why are you

here?

SYLVIA

Because I’m

Teddy’s mom and

I live here?

What are you doing

up here? Did Teddy

forces you to do the

laundry for him

either because he’s

lazy or busy doing

boyfriends these days?

LAUREN

Neither, I came alone

(Tries to hide the bleach

container behind her back)

SYLVIA

(Takes a deep breath)

That’s a relief! I thought

he’s already here, you see

I’m not suppose to

escape from this house

you know, I have to help

him with the laundry.

But this laundry thing

is way too much for me.

Frankly not only does

the detergent ruins my

nail gloss, but seriously

I would rather hang out

with my friends at the

mall, watch movies,

and stare at guys

all day than to be stuck

here with piles of

endless laundry.

(Walks around Lauren)

I’m just curious,

are you hiding something

behind your back?

LAUREN

Nothing is behind my

back. I’m not hiding

anything.

SYLVIA

But it really looks

like you’re hiding

something. What’s that

on your hand…is that

bleach?

LAUREN

Oh this one? No

this is not bleach.

SYLVIA

It certainly is.

It smells like bleach,

and I know what

I’m talking about.

You’re forgetting that

my son is a walking and

talking washing machine.

Careful girl, look at what

that thingy did to your

dress. (showed the bleached

portion of Lauren’s dress)

What’s going on Lauren?

What are you doing with

the bleach? Are you

going to bleach Teddy’s

laundry? That’s weird,

why will you even

do that?

LAUREN

Oh…..that’s not what

this looks like.

SYLVIA

I may be 20

LAUREN

You mean 50?

SYLVIA

Whatever, but I can

certainly recall your pose

before I pop up here

(Grabs the bleach

from Lauren’s hand

and starts pouring the

bleach at the laundry

pile) You were like

doing this.

Lauren screams as Sylvia realizes that the bleach container was uncapped, she actually poured the entire bleach on top of the laundry, bleaching mostly everything. Lauren rushed to save some of the clothes from the bleach as Sylvia panics and screams, and that’s when they realized that Drew was standing behind them.

LAUREN

Drew? What are you

doing here?

DREW

You forgot? My apartment

is just across this building.

I just got home, my mom

dropped me off. I came to

see Teddy, I did not expect

to see you up here

tonight, but now

that you’re here….

SYLVIA

Why do I feel like

I’m in the middle of

a Korean drama

where all the

characters bumps into

each other?

(continue saving

the clothes from those

that were bleached)

I’m pretty sure

Teddy will pop up

here soon.

DREW

Can we talk?

LAUREN

Tomorrow maybe?

You see, I’m in the

middle of something.

Teddy’s mom just

bleached everything.

DREW

This can’t wait

for tomorrow.

We need to talk now…

like right now.

SYLVIA

You guys can talk. Just

ignore me. I’m not listening

‘cause I’m in the middle of

some laundry drama here.

DREW

Oh..Hello Mrs. Sylvia.

Do you need some help?

SYLVIA

Thanks Drew. But let me

deal with my own disaster.

This is not a biggie.

I just bleached

Teddy’s entire laundry.

I’m pretty sure,

he’ll just throw me

off the roof if not

post me in my own

social media for adoption.