Laundry Teddy Scene 15

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SCENE 15: DREW ASKED TEDDY

EXT. OUTSIDE TEDDY'S APARTMENT BUILDING-NIGHT

Drew and Teddy stands right at the main entrance of Teddy's apartment building.

TEDDY

So I guess Clarisse

won't bother you

anymore from now on.

DREW

I hope so.

TEDDY

Drew, sorry....

DREW

On what?

TEDDY

It took me sometime

to realize earlier

what's really going on.

I was too defensive. I

should have  kept my

mouth shut and just helped

you out.

DREW

Of which you did

by being you. I did not

asked you to lie, she has

natural instincts for

picking up lies.

TEDDY

But now that Clarisse

knew, it's going to

be out in the open,

people might think...

DREW

That I'm gay?

TEDDY

Think that we're like you know...

together.  Clarisse

I'm sure will resort

to social media drama.

She will broadcast

everything.

DREW

I don't care Teddy.

As far as I'm concerned,

we're done.

TEDDY

Really?

DREW

I meant, me and

Clarisse, not you and me.

How can we be done

when we haven't even

started yet?  Teddy

I'm sorry for dragging you

into this mess tonight.

TEDDY

I think you need to

talk to Clarisse when

everything settles down.

You have to explain to her

that...

DREW

That I don't love her

anymore. That  I want out.

I'm so sick of seeing her.

Of being around her.

I'm sick of her

pregnancy lies.

I just want out Teddy.

I want to be free.

Without the pressure of

forcing myself to love her.

TEDDY

She might be pregnant,

what if she is?

DREW

How can she?

TEDDY

She's your girlfriend

DREW

We only kissed.

TEDDY

I know. Sorry, I shouldn't

have said that.

DREW

If she's pregnant,

that's not mine. It's

another man's problem.

Drew moves towards Teddy to kiss him. Teddy stopped him.

TEDDY

What's going on Drew?

Why are you doing this

to me?

DREW

That should be

my line.

TEDDY

I'm 40. I can't even

read or write.  I never had

a boyfriend, nor dated

anyone.

DREW

We had an interesting

intestine date last time.

That should count.

TEDDY

I have a mom who

acts like a teenager.

She got sick months ago,

so our medical bills

are stacked up to our

ceiling. I don't even know

where to get next

month's rent.  I'm broke.

This is all me. Why  will

you  even want to mess

with someone like me?

DREW

Because I love everything

about you.

TEDDY

I'm Laundry Teddy.

That's all that's going on

with me.  I rinse,

wash, dry other people's

clothes. It's funny but

that's really all I'm

good at. I'm a laundromat.

DREW

And I love the laundromat

that I'm staring at right now.

I'm not asking you to

change. I'm not asking you

to be anything else other than

yourself. When I took

you to that hotel room.

I took you there at

first because I want to

be with you, and

for Clarisse to see

what's really going on.

But somehow, things

didn't work out as I

planned. I can't changed

what happened Teddy.

But what's going on

right now is different

from what happened

earlier. This is now the truth

Teddy, looking straight at you.

TEDDY

We're the truth?

DREW

I love you Teddy.

TEDDY

I don't know Drew.

Because I'm scared

right now.

DREW

Don't be. I'm here.

Drew kissed Teddy, at first Teddy did not move his lips but Drew kept on kissing him, until Teddy gave in, tears flowed from his closed eyes. And that’s when Drew took a selfie and immediately posted it on his social media.