Make Him Swim Scene 6

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SCENE 6: WAITING FOR LEM

INT. SCHOOL’S SWIMMING POOL-NIGHT

Chai walks beside the pool as Lem completes his training lap. He then swims back towards Chai. Slowly he got off the pool. Chai’s eyes travel at Lem’s wet body from his wet hair, down to his chest and abs, to his swimwear and then to his foot. Chai gulped down. Chai starts to sing “This is me, That is you”

CHAI (SINGS)

MUSIC CUE: “THIS IS ME, THAT IS YOU”

I just don’t

Get myself

Why am I like this to you?

I just don’t

Understand

What I really want from you

This is me

That is you

Here’s the catch

We don’t match

It’s because

This is me

That is you

I just don’t

Get myself

Why am I like this you?

I just don’t

Understand

What I really want from you

This is me

That is you

Here’s the catch

We don’t match

It’s because

This is me

That is you

Here’s the catch

We don’t match

This is me

That is you

LEM

Chai….Chai?

Chai snapped back to reality. He blushed because Lem caught him staring at him.

LEM

Is there something

wrong with my abs?

CHAI

(Realized that both his hands are

at Lem’s abs, he quickly

takes it off)

Sorry, I’m just wiping

your abs ‘cause it got

wet.

LEM

(Smiles)

Do you mind if I

took a quick shower before

we study? We can

head to the library or

coffee place, your call.

CHAI

Maybe the coffee

place? It’s kinda late now,

the library might be

closed. Besides, I just don’t

want Celia or her friends

to see us, they might

think that we’re dating.

LEM

We see each other

couple times a week,

we had lunch several

times, and we hang out

late at night either at

the library or coffee place.

Don’t you think that’s

called….dating?

CHAI

(Changes the subject)

We have lots of chapters

to cover tonight, so maybe

we can start as soon as you

can?

LEM

Do you like to wait

by the lockers or you

prefer to just stay here?

I’ll really be quick.

CHAI

I’ll be fine. I guess, I’ll

just wait here.

Lem left Chai who sat at one of the benches by the edge of the pool. Suddenly Tawat appeared and walks towards Chai. In front of Chai, he seductively unbutton his pants, removed his shirt, and as they both stared at each other, he dropped his pants, revealing the swimwear he’s wearing.

TAWAT

Waiting for Lem? Why wait

for him, I’m here.

Tawat starts to sing: “This is me, That is you”

TAWAT (SINGS)

MUSIC CUE: “THIS IS ME, THAT IS YOU”

I just don’t

Get myself

Why am I like this to you?

I just don’t

Understand

What I really want from you

This is me

That is you

Here’s the catch

Like it or not

We’re a match

This is me

That is you

Here’s the catch

Like it or not

We’re a match

CHAI

He’s just having a

quick shower, he’ll be out

soon.

TAWAT

You look different

tonight. New haircut?

cologne? What’s new Chai?

Do you think Lem

noticed that?

CHAI

Why are you acting

weird? You’re making

me feel guilty when

I shouldn’t be, we’re not…

TAWAT

Boyfriends?

CHAI

That’s not what I

wanted to say.

TAWAT

Do you swim Chai?

CHAI

No, I don’t.

I don’t know how to

swim.

TAWAT

Do you like to learn?

Like right now?

CHAI

No, thank you.

I’m perfectly fine sitting

here, waiting for Lem.

TAWAT

What if I pull you

to the pool?

CHAI

I have a voice,

I can scream.

TAWAT

It’s way past eight.

There’s no one here

except us and Lem who

right now is talking to his

girl. Swim with me Chai.

I’m fun.

Lem appeared behind Tawat with a duffel bag at his shoulder.

LEM

Ready Chai?

CHAI

(To Tawat)

I have to go.

TAWAT

You always have to go,

why are you always

avoiding me?

LEM

(His phone rings)

Ok, Chai, I’ll be at the

parking lot. Let me just take

this. (answers his phone

and leaves)

TAWAT

I told you, he’s talking

to his girl.

Tawat sat next to Chai.

TAWAT

I know, we started on

a wrong note. I was just

teasing you. Sorry.

CHAI

(stands up as Tawat

holds on to his arm)

I guess I should go now.

Good night.

TAWAT

So that’s it?

You’re just gonna

leave?

CHAI

I’m Lem’s tutor.

I have a job to do.

Lem returns

LEM

Everything ok Chai?

We gotta go, it’s getting

late.

Chai follows Lem, he looks back at Tawat who’s staring at him, with tears flowing from his eyes. Tawat continues to sing:

TAWAT (SINGS)

MUSIC CUE: “THIS IS ME, THAT IS YOU”

This is me

That is you

Here’s the catch

We don’t match