Make Him Swim Scene 7

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SCENE 7: LEM GOT JEALOUS

INT. COFFEE SHOP-NIGHT

Lem watches Chai as he goes through the review materials. It’s already late. The coffee shop crew starts dimming the light as he waits for Lem and Chai to leave.

CHAI

I guess we covered

a lot tonight. I’ll drop off

more study materials

next Monday.

I’ve talked to your

professors and they said

you’re doing great

with your exams, so

we’re on the right track.

LEM

Thank you Chai,

Without you, I won’t be

motivated like this.

On another note,

I have a swimming

match next week.

I don’t know the

schedule yet, but I’ll text

you. Probably at

the end of the week.

CHAI

I think you have an

exam this week.

I have to check.

If your exams falls on

your competition date,

don’t worry. I’ll take

care of it, I’ll talk to your

professors.

Chai quickly checks the guy at the next table, he’s about to leave. Lem noticed this.

LEM

Someone’s checking

someone. You know that

he’s not into you right?

CHAI

Who? Tawat?

LEM

Tawat? I meant, that

guy (Lips point to the guy

that’s about to leave)

Sorry, I was just

teasing you.

You’re blushing.

CHAI

Am I that obvious?

LEM

(Touched Chai’s face)

You’re not only blushing.

Your face feels warm all over.

The guy saw Lem, he went to their table, shakes Lem’s hand, nods at Chai and leaves.

CHAI

You know him and

you did not introduce

me?

LEM

Of course not, why

should I? I don’t

wanna lose my tutor.

CHAI

You act like, he’s gonna jump

and run off with me.

I mean, look at me…I’m like

this.

LEM

What’s wrong with you?

I don’t see anything wrong

with you.

You’ve always underestimated

yourself Chai. You’re smart,

funny, really kind, patient,

and, charming.

CHAI

One more word and

I think, I’m going

to kiss you.

LEM

Here. (Place an ice cube

at Chai’s face)

You’re blushing again.

So who’s the girl

that you’re having lunch

with the other day?

CHAI

You mean Mili?

She’s my best friend.

You made it sound

like I’m a couple with her.

LEM

How about us?

(Holds Chai’s hand)

Are we a couple?

CHAI

(Notices that the light

starts to dim more)

I guess, we better go.

They’re closing.

Lem and Chai steps outside the coffee shop, it starts to rain.

LEM

Just wait here. I’ll get my

car. I don’t want you to get

wet. Unless you’re already are?

(Teases Chai)

CHAI

Don’t worry about it Lem.

I’ll just walk, my mom’s

apartment is just on

the other block plus

I have to stop by the diner.

LEM

Are you sure? It’s raining?

CHAI

I’m sure. Very sure. Thank you.

Lem waves bye to Chai and run towards his car. He was about to get in when he changes his mind, he runs back towards Chai.

LEM

Chai….

CHAI

(Looks back)

What’s wrong Lem?

Lem quickly kissed Chai on his cheeks and runs back to his car. Chai holds on to his cheek. Suddenly Tawat shows up holding a clear umbrella.

TAWAT

Even if you check the

mirror, I’m telling you right

now, you’re not blushing.

CHAI

Tawat?

TAWAT

So, should we?

CHAI

I have to stop at the

diner to check up on my

mom.

TAWAT

Do we need to drive?

I’ll go get the car.

CHAI

No, it’s just around

the corner.

As Chai and Tawat walks to the diner, Lem’s car passed by. He saw Chai talking to Tawat. He got jealous. He watched as they went inside the diner. He then pulled his car to the corner and parked.

LEM

(On his phone)

Celia can you meet

me up by the diner?

Yup that one,

by our school,

just take a cab.