Pop His Pill Scene 8

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SCENE 8: MARK CONFESSES

INT. ASHTON’S NURSING ROOM-NIGHT

Mark knocks at Ashton’s room, he’s holding a bunch of red roses. Ashton meanwhile was at his bed, holding a tv remote.

ASHTON

Mark, what’s going

on?

MARK

Ashton…

ASHTON

Mark?

MARK

Will you make me

the happiest person in

my golden years

by saying yes to

a lifetime of me?

(Hands Ashton the roses)

ASHTON

Yes? I guess…

MARK

What do you think?

Is that dramatic enough

for Olive?

ASHTON

Oh…that’s for Olive?

I thought you’re asking me

for real.

MARK

Did you just came

out to me?

ASHTON

I’m not gay Mark.

MARK

Of course you’re not.

I’m just kidding.

The worst thing than can

happen to a person is

to be gay at 90. Your

odds of finding love is

technically reduce to zero.

OLIVE

(Suddenly enters the room)

What’s wrong if Ashton

is gay? It’s like there’s

something wrong with me

because I’m a girl.

MARK

Honey, that’s not what

I meant, plus Ashton is

not gay.

ASHTON

I’m not gay.

MARK

Heard that Olive,

he’s not gay.

OLIVE

(To Ashton)

But what if you’re

gay?

ASHTON

Why will I be gay?

MARK

Exactly, why will he

be gay? Here (Gives the roses to

Olive)

OLIVE

The answer is no.

MARK

I haven’t ask you

yet?

OLIVE

Mark, we’re both

old and done in life.

Time will never be

our best friend.

So let’s cut to the chase.

the answer is no.

(Hands the roses back)

Take your roses,

return them, give them to

Petals I don’t care.

MARK

How about a quick

kiss for the efforts?

Olive closed Ashton’s door at Mark’s face.

ASHTON

That was rough.

OLIVE

Why you didn’t tell

Mark? He’s our friend.

You can trust him.

ASHTON

Tell him what?

OLIVE

That you’re gay?

ASHTON

I’m not gay.

OLIVE

Ok, Ashton, let’s

do this now. Ashton, my

dear Ashton, I’m your

best friend. Ashton,

I know it’s tough, but you

have to say it.

I wish I can say

it for you, but I can’t.

It has to come from you.

(Stares at Ashton and holds

his hand) Ashton, is there

something that you want

to tell me?

ASHTON

The pills that Nurse Pam

gave works. I pooped today.

Now, I just need more

pills for my back pain.

OLIVE

Aside from that, is

there anything else that

you want to tell me that

you think as your best friend

I’m entitled to hear and know?

ASHTON

Anything?

OLIVE

Yes. (Nods)

ASHTON

What do you think will

happen if Mike’s parents

finds out that their son

is doing a thingy with

someone like you?

OLIVE

Ashton my boyfriend

is not the issue here.

If I need to pay his

parents off to quiet them

down so be it. But right now

you’re the issue.

ASHTON

I’m the issue? What

did I do?

OLIVE

Let’s do this first.

(Takes a quick selfie)

Now that we got that

out of the way,

Ok say it to me now,

tell me who you truly are.

(On verge of tears)

ASHTON

I’m not gay.

(Touched his lips he just

remembered that Caleb kissed

him)

OLIVE

Ashton, this is a friendship

defining moment with us.

Thank you for trusting me

with the truth. Now you’re free.

There’s no more walls

to hide from.

The real you is now

staring back at me.

ASHTON

Olive I did not say

that I was gay.

OLIVE

Huh?

Suddenly Nurse Pam enters the room, and quickly injected Olive right through her heart. She then hauled Olive at her shoulder as Olive collapsed. She winks at Ashton.