SCENE 1 Teenage girl asleep in bed. Cell phone starts ringing and she wakes up to check it. Shot of cell phone showing the time, which is 9am, and a message from Anna asking to hang out. Girl gets up and walks downstairs into the kitchen, where her dad is sitting at the table drinking coffee and reading the newspaper. DAD "Good morning Sam, its about time you got up!" SAM "Morning dad. Its only 9, and its a Sunday. Nobody wakes up that early on a Sunday." Sam takes a seat across the table from her dad, and grabs the sports section of the paper. DAD "Well some people do, people with a job for example. You should be one of those people. Jobs look good on college applications." SAM "Yeah yeah I know. Can I go hang out with Anna today?" DAD "No." SAM "But why not?" DAD "Because the last time I let the two of you hang out, you wouldn’t answer any of my phone calls, and then you didn’t show up until 3am." SAM "oh my gosh would u please calm down. Yeah so what if i didn’t? You don’t need to call me every five minutes. I’m not 6 years old dad, I’m 16. Mom will let me go." DAD "Don’t you dare bring your mother into this it is our problem not hers." (CONTINUED) CONTINUED: 2. SAM "Oh yeah? we’ll see about that." DAD "Sam it is not your mothers buisness, this is between you and I" SAM "Well maybe it would be her business if you hadn’t made her leave!" Sam walks back upstairs into her room. She picks up her phone and answers the text. SHOW MESSAGE ON PHONE, WHICH SAYS: OK, I’LL SEE YOU IN AN HOUR. SCENE 2 Sam and her friend Anna walking along a street in a small town. They enter a shop which is called "Dundas Chocolates". Sam and Anna begin looking around store. ANNA "So, you’re dad wouldn’t let you come?" SAM "Nope." ANNA "So then you called your mom? What did she say?" SAM "What she usually does, that I could go and just to ignore how over controlling dad is." ANNA "Ha that sounds fair enough, at least you have a parent on your side. Both of mine are like, insanely protective." SAM "But they still let you come today! My dad wouldn’t even let me do that!" (CONTINUED) CONTINUED: 3. ANNA "Don’t worry about it. Its a typical parent thing." Sam walks up to the counter to get a free sample of chocolates, and Anna follows. ANNA "My point is, your dad only does these things because he cares about you." SAM "I don’t know if it a care issue. I think he just wants to dictate my life for the sake of it." Sams phone rings, she answers it. SAM "Hello?" Dads voice is heard on the other line. DAD "Sam? OH thank god you’re alright. I need you to come home right now, its your mom. There was a car accident and something went terribly wrong we need to get to the hospital now." SAM "Alright I’m on my way." Sam hangs up phone and begins to leave the store. ANNA "Sam? Is everything alright?" SAM "NO, its not. Not at all. Im sorry i have to go." Sam starts running home, leaving Anna at the chocolate store. 4. SCENE 3 Sam runs into house to find Dad unmoved, still in the chair at the table in the kitchen, with his coffee still only half drunk. SAM "Dad! Dad what’s going on!? Is mom ok?" Dad looks up at Sam with tears in his eyes, and takes a deep breath before speaking. DAD "Sam... Your mothers gone... and this time, shes not coming back." SAM "You do realize that this is your fault. If you hadn’t made her leave in the first place, this never would have happened!" Sam runs upstairs, leaving dad in the kitchen, where he puts his head in his hands ans sobs. SCENE 4 In a cemetery, a funeral is being held. Several men and women dressed in black surround a coffin with flowers laid across it. A pastor reads from a Bible, then motions towards Sams Dad. DAD "Now, as im sure you all know, I.. uhh... well I’m not the greatest at this sort of thing. But, if theres one thing that needs to be said, its this: I loved Sams mother more then anything, and in the end, we both decided that for Sams sake, we should take a break, so she went off on her own for a while. And for those months that we spent apart, I hated myself for just letting her go. I wish I had run after her, and begged her to stay, but I didn’t. And now its too late to change what happened, and I wish more then anything that I had gotten the chance to tell her that I loved her. She was an amazing person, and (MORE) (CONTINUED) CONTINUED: 5. DAD (cont’d) I know I will always hold her in my heart." SAM LOOKS OVER AT HER FATHER WITH TEARS IN HER EYES. CUT TO AFTER THE FUNERAL HEADING TOWARDS THE CAR. Sam and her father walk together along a gravel road to the parking lot. SAM "Did you really mean what you said? About you an mom splitting up because of me?" DAD "No sam, not because of you. But because we wanted the best for you. Your mom and I were going through a rough patch, and she wanted to go on her own for a little while. Well, you know me, I didnt know what else to do, so i let her go." SAM "All this time i thought u pushed her out! Dad why didnt you tell me the whole story!" DAD "I’m sorry kiddo, I’m not the talk-about-your-feelings kinda person." SAM "I know dad, and I’m sorry for being so hard on you these past months." DAD "Its ok." SAM "so I goess its just you and me now..." DAD "and together we can take on anything." SAm and her father hug and get into the car and drive away.