Make Him Swim Scene 23

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SCENE 23: LEM TALKS TO CHAI

INT. SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL-AFTERNOON

Lem is currently at the pool with two other swimmers. He waved to Chai as Chai enters the pool area. Chai sat by the concrete bench and waved at Lem who got off the pool and walk towards Chai.

LEM

Chai, are you ok?

You did not answered

your phone. I called you

couple of times.

CHAI

Sorry, I was just

going through something.

But this should

not affect what we’re doing.

Here, I made you a new

study guide for your

exam this week. (Hands the

study guide to Lem)

LEM

Thanks. Are we going

to study tonight?

We can do that. I just

need to finish my training.

CHAI

That’s ok. Around 8

at the coffee place?

LEM

Yes

Chai got up and he’s about to leave when Lem grabbed his arm.

LEM

Chai what’s going on?

You did not answer

my question. Are you ok?

CHAI

Lem, Tawat took me

to his mom’s place.

I met her. He needs my

help on something.

LEM

He’s not real Chai.

You have to be careful.

He almost got you

killed last time.

You can’t trust him.

CHAI

You don’t understand Lem.

You don’t know what'

I’m going through.

LEM

Then tell me so I understand.

So I know. Do you like Tawat?

CHAI

Lem, I think…I…

LEM

Don’t say anything

anymore. I don’t want to

know. Chai hear me out

for a second, Celia and I did

some research. and I pieced

everything together. There’s

something you need to know.

(Quickly grabs something

from his gym bag by the

concrete bench, it’s the

newspaper clipping showing

the accident with Tawat’s

face at the headlines.)

Is this Tawat?

CHAI

What are you trying

to prove Lem, that

he’s dead. Isn’t that already

obvious by now?

LEM

He had an accident

at that pool, the same

pool where he lured you

to drown.

CHAI

It’s not like that Lem.

He’s just trying to

explain things to me.

LEM

Is he here right now?

CHAI

No, it’s been some

days now since I last

saw him.

LEM

So how does it

works? He just pops up

anytime he wants to?

CHAI

He shows up like a

normal person would,

he walks towards me.

There’s nothing special

on how he appears.

LEM

You’re special to me Chai.

You have to be careful.

You can’t trust him.

Coach Niko whistles at Lem.

LEM

I have to go. I’ll see you

later at 8, same coffee shop ok?

CHAI

(Smiles and nods at Lem)