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Three Valentines

EXT. A STREET - EVENING

 

LYDIA, early 50s, is sitting in her car outside a house. She looks down at the mobile phone in her hand and reads the text message: Happy Birthday, L. I won't be so crass as to wish you happy Valentine's Day. I bought your present ages ago. It'd be a shame to see it go to waste. Chester x

 

Lydia looks up at the house. She sighs heavily and opens her car door, but shuts it again when she hears angry shouting.

 

The front door of the house opens and GIGI, mid 20s, drags her suitcase down the stairs. CHESTER, mid 50s, is behind her.

 

                   GIGI

          Bastardo! Te odio!

                  

CHESTER

          Gigi, try to understand.

It's over. I want my wife

back. And you making a

scene won't change my mind.

 

She stops dead in her tracks and dropping her suitcase on the steps, turns back to face Chester, her eyes ablaze with anger. He looks at

her pleadingly.

 

                   GIGI

           (Thick Spanish accent)

          You want to go back to

precious Lydia, fine.

Instead of me, fabuloso

me, you want "the only

woman you've ever loved;

who makes you laugh, is

kind and caring"? Fine.

You'll never see me again.

      

For his benefit, her hands caress her toned, voluptuous body.

 

                   GIGI

          You'll never have... this

again! Take a good look,

Chester, because you have

lost all of this...

 

She then gives him a slap across the face which causes him to stagger back slightly clutching his cheek. Having witnessed all this in her car, Lydia gasps out loud as she hears the slap.

 

This causes Gigi and Chester to turn towards her car. Chester looks surprised but pleased to see her. Gigi gives a "well look who's here" look. She turns back to Chester.

 

GIGI

          Adios,Chester. Thank

you for nothing!

 

For her parting shot she spits on the steps before grabbing her suitcase and stomping down the steps just as Lydia EXITS her car. She stops and gives Lydia a cursory look up and down.

 

                   GIGI

          Happy Valentine's Day(!)

          You deserve each other.

 

She stomps over to her car and dumps her suitcase in the boot as Chester walks towards Lydia and shyly smiles at his wife. She smiles shyly back.

         

CHESTER

          L, I'm so glad you came.

I've made a mistake and

I'm sorry for what I did

to you. I want you back.

If you want me back, that

          is and on your terms.

           

                   LYDIA

          You hurt me, Chester. A

lot. But I do still love

you. So I owe it to us to

talk at least...

 

                   CHESTER

          That's all I ask. Can I

          wish you 'happy birthday'

          now?

 

Lydia smiles shyly and nods. He leans over and tentatively kisses her on the lips. They then hug each other warmly.

 

From Chester's POV, he locks eyes with Gigi who is in her car watching them. He winks at her triumphantly.

 

She winks back and drives off, smiling. On her car dashboard a business card reads:

 

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© A Helping Hand – Amanda Amory. 2012.