AFTER THE TALK BY JEFFREY LO
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CASSIDY sitting in his living room couch, stunned.
STEVE enters carrying two glasses and a bottle of wine.
STEVE: Need some?
STEVE hands CASSIDY a glass to pour but CASSIDY snatches the bottle.
STEVE: Hey! I need some too.
CASSIDY takes a swig from the bottle then pours wine into STEVE’s glass.
CASSIDY takes another swig.
STEVE sits in the armchair next to the couch.
CASSIDY: So did that really just happen?
STEVE: I believe it really did.
CASSIDY: And that was our son telling us that?
STEVE: Last I checked, that was our son.
CASSIDY: And he told us –
STEVE: That it was ok if we got a divorce, yes. That is what he said…
CASSIDY: And he assured us –
STEVE: That he knew it wasn’t his fault and he would be ok...
CASSIDY: And why did he feel the need to sit us down to talk to us about our divorce?
STEVE: He did not disclose that information.
CASSIDY nods his head.
CASSIDY: And are we getting divorced?
STEVE: I don’t think so, no.
CASSIDY: Ok, good. That’s step one.
STEVE: Yes. We are staying together.
STEVE moves next to CASSIDY on the couch and puts his arm around him.
CASSIDY: Thank God…
STEVE: So what do we do about him?
CASSIDY: That is the question…
STEVE: Like… Where do you even begin to respond?
CASSIDY: Do we respond?
STEVE: Like maybe we just drop it?
CASSIDY: Yeah… like maybe we don’t mention it again and it never comes up again.
STEVE: But he thinks –
CASSIDY: HE PRESUMED –
STEVE: Right but somewhere in his head, somehow – he thinks we are or should or…
CASSIDY: But if we don’t.
STEVE: Get divorced?
CASSIDY: Right. If we just keep living life… married. Maybe he gets the hint.
STEVE: What hint?
CASSIDY: The hint that we’re still married.
STEVE: … Ok…
CASSIDY: I don’t know. It’s the easiest option.
STEVE: But what if he doesn’t get the hint and lives all his days worries that we’re going to get divorced at any moment.
CASSIDY: He thinks we’re going to get divorced nowand seems VERY fine with it.
STEVE: That’s true…
STEVE lets out a sigh.
CASSIDY: So what do you say?
STEVE stands up.
CASSIDY: Where are you going?
STEVE: I’m going to file for a divorce.
CASSIDY: Not even funny.
STEVE: I’m going to get something stronger.
CASSIDY: Ooh, what?
STEVE: Whiskey. Want some?
CASSIDY: Of course.
CASSIDY: And what are we going to do about our darling child?
STEVE: Continue to drink.
CASSIDY: I agree.
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