(As requested by Athalia Robinson, a new ‘concept’ this is just a one-off scene, from a non-existent script.)
A group of friends are hanging out together. They aren’t doing anything particularly fun, but each other’s company is enough to make this a night to remember. They sit on the ground in a misshapen circle, talking. Currently, HARRIET, 20, has the floor. Her joyful and captivating presentation of normal events have all ears and eyes on her. But this doesn’t go to her head, she isn’t driven by this attention. In fact she doesn’t understand it. But ADAM, 20, does and he can’t help but notice his own adoration for everything she does and says. But his voice is crippled by a traffic jam of thoughts rushing through his head, desperately trying to make their way to his mouth. Adam, having an out-of-body-experience, tries to convince himself to speak up.
Ok, (Smiles) I know she’s cute,
But you gotta say something man,
Harriet continues to talk, Adam continues to stare at her, wordless.
Just listen to her story, then
Comment on it, interject, say
Harriet pauses for a second, Adam remains quiet while the others respond. Harriet then continues.
Ok that would have been when
You were supposed to… do what we
Discussed. It doesn’t have to be
Something funny, just say something.
Adam can’t help but remain mesmerized and practically paralyzed by Harriet.
What’s even going on in there?
(Addressing Adam’s head)
She’s. So. Pretty.
There’s a moment of silence as this is Adam’s sole thought.
Ok, true, but not helpful!
Adam, hey, Adam! You gotta
Give me something to work with!
Ghost Adam sighs and takes his eyes off of Adam for a moment. His gaze then turns to Harriet.
Wow, she is really pretty.