Pop His Pill Scene 14

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SCENE 14: OLIVE CONFESSES

INT. INSIDE TAXI-NIGHT

Ashton looks back from the taxi’s window, Caleb tries to catch up with them but was unable to. Olive sat next to him at the back of the cab, she appeared to be very calm.

ASHTON

What just happened there

Olive?

OLIVE

You kissed Caleb.

We dashed out.

And now we’re at this

taxi.

ASHTON

I know what happened,

I was there. But why

did you act so weirdly?

I was in the middle of something

with Caleb when you pulled

me out and drag me here.

Why did you do it?

OLIVE

So you won’t get pregnant.

The driver was listening, he rolled his eyes.

ASHTON

I’m serious. I wish you did not

drag me out. I think Caleb

was drunk. It’s one of those

rare moments in life

where I’ll have a chance with him.

Did I just seriously said that?

OLIVE

Ashton, there’s something

you need to know.

ASHTON

Mike got you pregnant?

Is that why we head to the

bar so you can confront him?

The driver rolled his eyes again.

OLIVE

I gave you something

that’s why Caleb flirted

with you.

ASHTON

What was in that drink?

Is that why everything

seems so strange and surreal?

OLIVE

I gave you a pill.

ASHTON

So I won’t get pregnant?

The driver rolls his eyes again.

OLIVE

Actually, it’s more like

five pills. I’m sorry Ashton

I crushed them in that

drink without telling you.

It’s Petals meds to fix her

smile wrinkles. But

it’s an experimental pill from

Nurse Pam’s boyfriend.

When you pop a pill,

you’ll pop into a younger you.

Are you mad at me?

ASHTON

(Laughs)

Mad at you? I don’t

even know what you’re

talking about.

OLIVE

Here. Chew this.

(Gives Ashton a pill)

ASHTON

What’s this?

OLIVE

The pill that I’m talking

about.

Ashton took the pill. He suddenly pop into a 20 year old him. The driver screams. Ashton was shocked.

OLIVE

Each pill will only give

you a minute to be young.

ASHTON

What happens after a minute?

Ashton pops back to his 90 year old self, the drive screams.

OLIVE

Sorry.

ASHTON

To be honest, I don’t know if

I should be happy that I’ve

seen that person again even for

just a minute. or I should be

sad because you’re looking

straight at his reality.

What happened to that

young guy? He grew old.

The driver starts to cry

OLIVE

You kissed Caleb,

thanks to those pills.

That should count in the

bigger picture right?

ASHTON

Olive….

OLIVE

Ashton, I know what

you’re thinking.

ASHTON

Then, let’s do it.

OLIVE

You want to lie to

Caleb?

ASHTON

That’s not lying,

it’s still me right?

It’s just that it’s

Ashton at twenty.