Friday, July 3, 2015

boots: phone tag 1: tom/wanda to carson/jackie

FROM: tom starting in on the dinner chloe has microwaved, chloe and carson resuming scrabble.
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INT DINING ROOM - NIGHT


Hawaii travel book on table with cellphone. Tom's ringtone followed by Wanda's footfall before she enters and picks up.


W Hey baby.


Just gettin' outta the bath. How are things? 




INT TOM'S ROOM AT CARSON'S - NIGHT


Tom on the phone, pulling the chair away from it and sitting.


T I'm sorry, sweetie, I guess it's time to get that hearin' aid.


Oh. Things are fine, just off the phone with Virginia, 'bout to go to bed.


She sounded good, lot better.


What's that?


I did. Didn't talk so much, introductions. I reckon we'll get a chance to talk more tomorrow. Speakin' a which, there's been a change in plans. I'm gonna head up to Ruidoso tomorrow with Carson and Chloe and Carson's girlfriend, then stay over tomorrow night... Are you there?




INT DINING ROOM - NIGHT


Wanda wipes a tear off her cheek.


W I'm here.


I am, but only because I'm so happy to hear that. Maybe you might get a chance to take a picture or two.


I would love that. Oh Tom, I'm so glad it's working out, I was worried it might not go well.


Well so far so good is alright.


I love you too. And I expect a full report, okay? None of this we went to...what's it called?


Ruidoso. Nothing like we went to Ruidoso and came back, I want details.


Okay. Well, goodnight, baby.


She puts the phone down, contemplates, smiling.




INT TOM'S ROOM - NIGHT


Tom removes his boots, stands, undoes his belt buckle, begins to undress.






INT  HOME OFFICE - NIGHT 


Jackie unpacking and taking a look at an 8MM camera. Ringtone: PJ Harvey's You Said Something.