Laundry Teddy Scene 20

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SCENE 20: DREW AND THE KID

EXT. IN FRONT OF THE BOUTIQUE-NIGHT

Drew eats his ice cream as he sat at a bench outside a boutique while his mom shops. Suddenly an 8 year old kid pops up in front of him.

KID

Where did you get

that? (Points to his

ice cream)

DREW

My ice cream?

You want some?

I’m afraid there’s

not much left.

KID

Nope, my dad says

I’m too fat to eat one.

DREW

Where’s your dad?

KID

Inside, shopping with

my mom.

DREW

Why you’re not

with them?

KID

They told me to

get lost ‘cause they

said, I’m getting to be

too much.

DREW

(Laughs)

Since they’re not here

tell you what, you can

have my ice cream.

KID

Really? Is there a catch?

DREW

No catch, I promise

and not only that,

I also won’t tell your dad.

The kid grabs the ice cream from Drew’s hands and gobbles it down.

DREW

Take it easy, you’re

gonna choke, I don’t

have any water with me.

Drew’s mom suddenly shows up, she took a photo of Drew and the kid with her phone.

DREW’S MOM

So cute.

KID

Your wife? (To Drew)

DREW

My mom, little silly

kid. (Lightly taps the kids head)

DREW’S MOM

Dear where’s your

mother? (To the kid)

KID

Inside, shopping, why?

DREW’S MOM

Why don’t you go

inside and find your

mom? It’s late and

chilly to be outside.

Here (Gives couple of cash to

the kid)

The kid beamed at the money and hugged Drew and waved bye to Drew’s mom.

DREW

He’s not even your

grand son and you’re

bribing him.

DREW’S MOM

(Hands the shopping bag

to Drew and walks arm in arm

with her son towards their car)

Can you blame your

mother because she’s

jealous as all her friends

has their own

little darlings?

DREW

Mom, I have something

to tell you.

DREW’S MOM

Should I be nervous?

Wait…I have to prepare

my facial muscles for

your big reveal.

When a son tells his

mom that he has

something to say,

it’s usually serious,

either marriage serious,

or got somebody pregnant

serious, what is it Drew?

DREW

Actually, I think,

it’s delightfully serious.

DREW’S MOM

Delightfully serious?

That’s even worse.

Now, you’re starting to

make me nervous.

We’re not talking about

marriage or pregnancy

here. Drew what is it?

Drew, my son,

are you telling me

what I think

you’re telling me?

Are you gay Drew?

DREW

You’re going to be a

grand ma soon.

DREW’S MOM

You chose this time

of the night to craft

a suppose to be

hilariously funny

joke? Well, Drew my

lips are shut tight

I’m not laughing,

that’s not funny to me.

DREW

It’s true. It’s not a joke.

I’m not kidding. I got

Lauren pregnant.

DREW’S MOM

Lauren? What happened

to your girlfriend Clarisse?

DREW

We broke up. She’s

just too much for me.

DREW’S MOM

Because you got

Lauren pregnant?

DREW

It happened before

that. I’m just not

in love with her.

DREW’S MOM

You’re not in love

with this new girl, Lauren?

DREW

I meant Clarisse.

DREW’S MOM

And how about with

Lauren? Is it love because

you got her pregnant?

DREW

I don’t know yet.

DREW’S MOM

And…..Teddy?

DREW

You knew?

DREW’S MOM

Do you think I was

born yesterday? I’m

your mother. It’s my job

to know what’s going on

in my son’s life. I have

my own sources. What?

Is that wrong? I’m a mother,

that’s what mothers do.

We get to the

bottom of things.

DREW

(Hugs and cries at his

mom’s shoulders)

I’m not sure either.

I’m so confused mom.

Few hours ago, I’m

determined to fight

my relationship with

Teddy, but…

DREW’S MOM

But after seeing that

kid, it changes everything.

Suddenly there’s this

dad inside you that begs

to come out?

DREW

I don’t want to

hurt Teddy. I’m not sure

if I love Lauren. But I’m

done with Clarisse.

Mom, I don’t know

what’s going on.

DREW’S MOM

You’re going to be

a father, that’s what’s

going on. And it might

look hard and tough right

now, but believe me Drew,

it’s going to be ok, I’ll

support you all the way,

but this doesn’t

change the fact that

there’s now

another life involved.

More fragile, a life that

needs you more.

DREW

Are you saying, I

should choose Lauren over

Teddy because of the

baby?

DREW’S MOM

I’m just saying,

you now have a baby,

his interest should be

your prime concern.

DREW

Why can’t I have both

worlds? Teddy, and Lauren with

my baby?

DREW’S MOM

It will be a complicated

world Drew. But as your

mother, I only want

one thing, for you

to be happy.

Because no matter

what life brings us,

you are my son, my

forever baby