Ineesha Tandon

India

THE UNEXPECTED ONE

May 10, 2020

SCENE 1
Its a bright and sunny day , there is a musical audition going on and five to six people. There are two girls , Avery and Jane . Avery is with a guitar and Jane is with a piano .
Avery approaches Jane .

Avery - Hey there , I’m Avery .
Jane - Hey , I’m Jane .
Avery - So you here for piano ? 
Jane - Seems like that .( small pause) So you guitar ?
Avery - Yeah ( Smiles ) . 
Jane - So what made you approach me , because you know , you don’t talk to people , I noticed that . (Smiles)
Avery - I don’t know actually , you had something
Jane - For how long have you been playing ? 
Avery - About a year or two .
Jane - That’s nice .
Judge - Jane Smith ? 
Jane - Guess that’s me .
Avery - Good luck . 

As Jane plays , Avery listen to her carefully and notices details . Avery seems convinced that there is something different about Jane . 
Soon Avery also performs . Jane and Avery talk and start to grow a friendship .

Judge - The people who are selected are (announces the names) , Blake Mules , Jane Smith , Lucy Benz and Avery Costa .

Avery and Jane hug .

Jane - This is so great , we can now meet each other almost everyday .
Avery - Yeah , it’s amazing .
Jane - Okay so I have to go but this is my number , meet you tomorrow ?
Avery - Yeah , I’ll call , bye .

Everyone move out and curtain closes .
 
Scene 2
It’s night , Jane and Avery are at Avery’s bedroom and they are laughing and discussing something . Avery seems nervous while Jane tries to calm her .

Avery - I don’t know , I really don’t think that I can do this . I’m scared that I will screw up and ruin the whole show .
Jane - Relax Av . You will do great , just trust your gut and all the practice .
Avery - You really think I can do this ?
Jane - Hell yeah , you go girl !

Jane and Avery start practicing and Jane keeps telling Avery to calm down by expressions and sign language .
Jane is having a sleepover at Avery’s house.
They both lie on the beds and sleep , the curtains close .

SCENE  3
It’s a parking lot , Jane , Avery and the other teammates have performed the show and seem really excited .
Soon the other teammates exit the stage.
Suddenly Avery starts to cry lightly .

Jane - It’s okay we did good , don’t worry and it’s not even such a big show .
Avery - It’s not that , it’s ..
Jane - What happened then ? You okay ? Tell me what happened ?
Avery - I was (hesitates and tries to hold her cry) , I was assaulted with one of the other participants, in the past .
Jane - I’m so sorry Avery , but thanks for sharing . Here , have some water . It’s going to be okay , really . Trust me .

Jane hugs Avery and comforts her .

Avery - I’m okay now , I just had to tell someone . This thing has been eating me up from inside for a long time . 
Jane - It’s okay av , it’s all going to be okay . 
Avery - Let’s go now .
Avery - Yeah .
Jane - Come on , let’s go to eat something .
Avery - Yeah .

They leave , curtain closes

SCENE 4
It’s a restaurant scene , Jane and Avery are sitting .

Jane - Hey , don’t ever let anyone make you feel less than what you are . You are amazing , you hear me ?
Avery - Thanks Jane , this really means a lot to me .
Jane - I know this might take time , and I’m here for you , whenever you need me , just give me a call and I will be there for you .
Avery - You have really lifted me up a lot , thanks for everything J .

The curtains close .
 

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