Laundry Teddy Scene 5

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SCENE 5: SYLVIA HANGS OUT WITH FRIENDS

INT. TEDDY'S HOME-NIGHT

Sylvia and her two teenage friends are hanging out, laughing and browsing their phones, the living room was a mess, covered with potato chips, and soda cans, the tv on glaring in front of them.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

So Sylvia, are you coming with us

this weekend? Lester will be there.

SYLVIA

Lester?

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

What are you 50? I forgot, you're

actually 50, my bad. But anyway

Lester, you know the cute guy that

drives a yellow convertible.

SYLVIA

Oh him.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

What do you mean...oh him? He's the

hottest guy in the campus right

now. And rumor has it that he's

gay (Shows Lester's Instagram where

he did a selfie with another guy)

SYLVIA

So that's bad?

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

Girl, believe me, you might be

decades older than me, but these days

when a hot guy has zero

girlfriend people instantly

speculates that he's gay, until he

admits or deny it.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

And chances are he won't do anything.

So for now, he's gay. And

that's to our advantage 'cause that

narrows the field, impatient girls

will just move on, giving pretty

ones like us the winning edge.

SYLVIA

You guys know that you're

both just dreaming right? He's

definitely out of our league.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

Maybe yours, but not mine

SYLVIA

Selfie posted (shows her

phone to her friends)

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

You should delete that, your hair

seems to be so out of place, it's

like you're wearing a wig.

SYLVIA

Definitely OMG. Deleted.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

Did you see Mark's post yesterday?

Those abs are to kill for.  I don't

think he even uses any filter on

his selfies, or should I say

abfies?

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

Send the link to me. I need

to count those abs.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

(Taps on her phone)

Done.  (To Sylvia) So, you haven't

answered me yet?

SYLVIA

(Stops scrolling through

her phone)

About what?

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

Are you coming or not  this weekend?

We need more cash so we can rent

the hotel room and get drunk all

night. There's gonna be couple of us

girls, with hot college guys

invited, including OMG Lester.

SYLVIA

I don't know. Teddy might not give

me the money.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

What is he, your mother? You're the

mom here, you should have a say  on

everything including how the money

should be spent.

SYLVIA

Well, we're kinda short these days,

there's bills to be paid and Teddy's not

making enough cash.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

I thought you said he'll start

getting new orders from boring

office people that Lauren

gave him a lead on?

SYLVIA

I'm not sure if he had seen them

yet. He never mentioned any new

laundry customers really.  So I

guess, he still has the same

people, which means we're still

broke.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

He better earn more money.  He

should be out there advertising his

self, looking for new laundry

customers.  I mean, his mother should be

his priority before his self.

Maybe he's having boyfriends that's

why you guys don't have much

cash these days.

SYLVIA

He's a little bit behind washing

those clothes, I mean look  at all

those laundry that needs to be

washed. (Looks around, both friends

realized that they're surrounded by

unwashed laundry all piled up

all over the place) I don't really help

him as you know, I'm kinda

detergent allergic.

SYLVIA' S FRIEND 1

That's right girl, be his mother.

You should not be doing any work at

all.

SYLVIA

I also can't stand the sun, I'm

really sensitive. I mean, even if  I

want to help Teddy, how can I hang

the wet clothes under the glaring sun

with an umbrella on my other hand?

Plus, I'm afraid to get sick

washing clothes of other people.

I can get HIV you know. That's just

too much.  It's not gonna work.

I don't understand really, why he

can't just buy a washing machine,

that will simplify things and make

everything easy.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

Why should he, when he got two?

(Raises her hands, and everyone laughs)

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

I thought he gave you this month's

electric money? You can use that,

he will never know where the money

went unless you tell.

SYLVIA

Do you think that will work? What

if they cut off our lights?

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

That's why there's a thing called

flashlights.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 1

Tell him the bulb burned out. If he

gives you more cash, you'll  get new

bulbs. And use that cash to pay

for the electric. Problem solved.

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

Or just tell Teddy, you spend

the money. What can he do, scream

his eyes out? You're his mother

It's your word against him.

Suddenly Teddy kicked the door open, this shocked everyone. He's still drowsy and very weak.

SYLVIA

Teddy, what happened to you?

SYLVIA'S FRIEND 2

Actually, that's a good question,

look at what happened to Megan, she

got an official baby bump (showed

her phone) Sylvia (whispers)  what

did I just said, two words:

boyfriend troubles that's why

you're broke. That's the proof there,

he's acting all tired, mega

depressed and ultra sad.