Laundry Teddy Scene 8

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SCENE 8: FIRST DATE

EXT. FOOD TRUCK-NIGHT

Drew stared at six chicken intestines on stick that are in front of them, grilled and smoked at the portable Terra cotta pot. They're at the outside table of the food truck place.

TEDDY

Go on, what are you waiting for?

If Lauren was here, she'll eat everything

including  these burning

coals.  Why are you laughing?

DREW

Because you're really funny.

TEDDY

I'm not kidding, she will.

She might be the

cheer captain for everyone,

but if it's just the

two of us, she's the Queen of

the chicken intestines. You

haven't tried this  before, right?

DREW

Are these really

edible? (whispers)

TEDDY

Of course (Eats one in

front of Drew)  It's delicious.

Don't be scared. Try one.

DREW

I don't know. They're

intestines. They look kinda

dirty to me (whispers)

Two customers overheard Drew. One of them felt insulted so he stands and stared at Drew.

DREW

This is dirty Teddy.

(raises the stick to

make a point that

he's not insulting anyone)

I mean, they're intestines,

of course they're dirty.

But yeah, let's do this

Teddy. I'll try it.

The guy return to his seat and ignored Drew.

TEDDY

Go on. I'll hold your hand

if that will help.

Drew starts to hesitate.

TEDDY

How do you know that

you don't like it. If

you haven't tried it?

Drew ate the intestine, his facial expression changes from apprehension to appreciation.

TEDDY

See...I told you, it's

really tasty.

Here, have more. We

can order a new batch.

Hands the intestine to Drew. Teddy got up to blew it, Drew thought that Teddy was about to kiss him.

TEDDY

Sorry, it's too hot. I just don't

want you to burn

your tongue.

DREW

Teddy, can we talk

about what happened yesterday?

TEDDY

Why, did something happened?

DREW

I have a girlfriend.

TEDDY

The fancy girl with a

cupcake? You called that

your girlfriend?

DREW

I like her.

TEDDY

Like, but not loved?

DREW

You noticed that Clarisse

loves cupcakes. You always

notice everything.

TEDDY

I also noticed you're

sweating right now. Here

(wipes Drew's sweat using

the paper napkin by the table)

DREW

Yeah, Clarisse and her cupcakes,

are inseparable.

TEDDY

Do you want more? (Raise his

hand to order more intestines)

DREW

I don't want more Teddy.

(Looks at Teddy) Teddy, I

don't want more.

TEDDY

It's my treat. I'm paying.

DREW

Teddy

TEDDY

Yes?

DREW

We have to stop this before

things happen, and one or

both of us gets hurt.

TEDDY

It's just an intestine Drew.

Nobody gets hurts in eating

these things. People eats

intestines all the time

because it's a good

source of protein, they call

intestines as comfort

foods because its suppose

to make you happy.

DREW

I don't want to hurt

you Teddy. But we kissed.

And that's the problem

because a kiss can

change everything.

TEDDY

It's just a kiss Drew

DREW

For me, it's not just a kiss Teddy.

It's the first time

I kissed another guy.

And I'm afraid because

I'm so confused right now.

TEDDY

Don't you think I'm

not confused, what are

you really trying to say?

DREW

You unleashed a new

person in me. I don't

know this Drew and I don't

want to know who he is.

TEDDY

You felt sorry for me

so you kissed me. There's

nothing to that kiss.

You act like I'm gonna

ask you to be my

boyfriend.  I mean, look

at me? You're a handsome,

young college star

varsity player. I'm 40

that smells like laundry.

Have you forgotten that?

I didn't.  Illiterate,  stupid, loser.

It's written all over me.

DREW

You're not stupid Teddy.

You're not a loser.

TEDDY

Then why do I feel stupid

right now? Why am I

losing right now?

DREW

Teddy....

TEDDY

You're in love with me Drew.

Why can't you just admit it?

DREW

Teddy..... I'm not like you.

TEDDY

Why? What's wrong with me?

DREW

I have a girlfriend

TEDDY

We established that

cupcake fact earlier.

The barbecue seller brought new plates of intestines, she placed it on the Terra cotta grill in front of Teddy and Drew.

DREW

I didn't meant to

hurt you.  I kissed you that

day not because

I felt sorry for

you but because that's

what I felt like doing at

that moment.

TEDDY

And tonight, what do you feel like

doing? To tell me directly

that you don't want to be like

me?

DREW

Don't say that Teddy.

That's not what I meant.

TEDDY

Tell me Drew, when I hold

your hands like this (holds Drew's hands)

Do you feel anything?

Does your heart skips an

extra beat? Do you feel

warm all over? Do you feel

at least something? Anything?

What about if I do this?

(he moves his face much

closer towards Drew)

You're sweating Drew.

Are you afraid that I will

kiss you?

Teddy made another move, aiming towards Drew's lips. He stopped when their lips are almost kissing distance close.

TEDDY

Drew, give me a chance to

win, don't just cut me off,

at least....let me try.