Make Him Swim Scene 28

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SCENE 28: CHAI BREAKS UP WITH TAWAT

INT. INTERIOR POOL-NIGHT

Chai hurriedly parked Mili’s bike right by the entrance of the abandoned pool. He rushed inside the pool area.

CHAI

(Catches his breath)

Tawat…Tawat..are you

here? I know you’re

here. Tawat, talk to me,

I need to tell you

something.

Chai felt the strong rush of wind, it knocks him off his feet. But nothing happened. Tawat did not appeared.

CHAI

(Got up)

We both know how this

will end, one of us

are destined to cry.

We’re living in different

dimensions. That’s just

the sad truth.

We both know this

will not work.

Unless I jumped in that

pool and wait as I drown.

TAWAT

(Walks slowly behind

Chai, extends his hand

and helps Chai get up)

Why don’t you?

Then we can be together.

CHAI

Because there are

other people that are

deeply involved now.

TAWAT

People, like who, Lem?

CHAI

What is love Tawat?

TAWAT

Love is exactly what

you said. It’s the sad

truth. Why can’t it be

us Chai?

CHAI

Because….

TAWAT

Because I’m a ghost?

CHAI

(Turns his back at Tawat)

I met your mom.

I told her everything.

I also know about

the missing ring.

I will return it to her,

but you have to help me

find it.

TAWAT

I can’t remember what

I did with the ring.

But yes, that belongs to

my mom.

(Walks towards Chai

and hugs Chai from

the back)

Chai, I don’t want to

sound ungrateful for

everything that you’ve

done, from my bringing my

message of love to my mom, and

for making me feel, feelings I thought

I forgot, but Chai, why exactly Lem?

CHAI

I need someone…

TAWAT

Someone who is alive

and not dead like me?

CHAI

Someone who I can

build a future with.

TAWAT

I am the future,

sooner or later,

everyone ends up like me,

dead.

CHAI

This has to stop

Tawat. We have to put

an end to all of this.

TAWAT

Stop? You’re the one

who’s summoning me.

You’re the one who

kept on holding on to me.

You’re the one who’s

not stopping everything.

Regardless of how many

times you deny it, you know

that you still love me.

CHAI

But I can’t love you

Tawat. We have to leave

it at that. (Cries)

TAWAT

So you’re going to leave

me down here to rot at this

pool because I deserve that,

is that what you want?

CHAI

No, Tawat, I will find

that ring. That will

set you free. It will give you

peace.

TAWAT

I just wished that

ring also comes with your

heart.

CHAI

I love Lem. I love

Lem Tawat (cries)

TAWAT

Don’t cry Chai,

you’re breaking my heart.

CHAI

It’s too late,

I already broke

your heart.

TAWAT

Chai, don’t cry for the

love that will never

be, but cry for the love

that can be.

Suddenly the whole pool area lighted up. The water in the pool clears up. Tawat kissed Chai slowly and then intensely. And then Tawat steps backwards, away from Chai, he gave Chai one last smile and turned to the blue water, he jumped to the pool and swims, Chai looks back, crying. Chai starts to sing, “This love is not the same as his”

CHAI (SINGS)

MUSIC CUE: “THIS LOVE IS NOT THE SAME AS HIS”

I won’t regret the truth

That I force this love on you

I won’t deny the fact

The I felt the love and you don’t

This love is not the same as his

This is me and what I want

This love is not the same as his

This is me and what I want

Who knows where this love will lead

This love is not the same as his

I won’t regret the truth

That I fell for you

I won’t deny the fact

That the stupid one was me

This love is not the same as his

This is me and what I want

This love is not the same as his

This is me and what I want

Who knows where this love will lead

This love is not the same as his

This love is not the same as his