(Marco and Dylan are sitting
on a bench and kissing...)
feels so right.
so glad we're together. (They kiss again.)
I'm so glad everything's out.
included. (They laugh. Dylan goes
into kiss him again, but Marco pulls away.) What?
Marco- Nothing. Sorry. (We see that Marco was looking
at Ellie, who is in the distance, staring at them.)
(Paige is standing at her
locker when Ellie walks over. Ellie starts to say something, but nothing comes
out. Paige looks at her...)
Paige- Okay. You're weird. (Ellie doesn't respond.) What do you want?
Dylan and Marco back together?
would have thought you would have known better than me.
answer my question.
Paige- Yeah. (pauses.) Are you and Marco fighting
just busy with his college stuff, and I'm busy with stuff.
Paige- Okay. Cause, you two were like inseparable.
told him you had feelings for him, didn't you?
you told me I wasn't completely wrong about everything, I wasn't completely wrong about Marco.
Paige- Oh. That explains so much.
does that explain?
told Marco he loved him in front of Marco's dad.
dad found out about...(Paige nods.)
he was freaking out so bad. Talking about how he didn't know if he was gay or
thought it was so weird that he came to me instead of you, but oh this explains so much.
you're reading way more into this than is there.
Ellie- Yeah. Me and Marco are friends. Our friendship
is like rock solid. He's just been busy with everything. That's all. (Ellie walks away.)
[In the cafeteria...]
(Jimmy is sitting down when
someone walks by and knocks over his books. Emma walks over and picks them up...)
people are so rude.
doesn't excuse it.
are you going to do?
really are a pistol aren't you? (Emma smiles.
Jimmy laughs a little.)
take that as my cue to exit stage right.
your hurry? Sit down. Stay awhile. I could use some company.
you Mr. Popular?
Popular could always use more friends. (Paige and Hazel walk towards Jimmy.)
Emma- I better
not. (She walks away.)
(Marco is sitting down outside,
when Paige walks over to him...)
something going on with you and Ellie?
Marco- Ellie? No. No.
doesn't she know that you and my brother are back together?
haven't had time to talk to her lately.
Marco- Yeah. School. Your brother. Plus, she's got other friends that she needs to be spending time with.
more to this.
I swear, me and Ellie, nothing's going on.
Paige- Fine. (She walks away. Marco looks around and
sees that Ellie is sitting on a bench, looking at him. He gets up and walks over
Marco- Hey. (Ellie doesn't respond.) How are you?
called you, and I called you. I must have left like eighteen messages.
sorry. I just, I didn't know what to say.
about that I'm your fag hag and that you're back with your ex-boyfriend after you slept with me?
I know. And I can't believe you.
beyond mad. I'm furious. Marco,
how could you do that?
don't know what I was thinking.
that supposed to mean? That you're willing to mess around with my emotions just
because you don't know what you were thinking?
was upset. That whole event is just a fog now.
having sex with me is just a fog? (Starts to tear up.) I'm not worth remembering?
twisting my words Ellie.
twisting your words? You're twisting me.
My emotions. My heart. My
life. I told you I loved you and you used me, for whatever reason.
sorry Ellie. I'm so sorry. I was
so upset, and that's not an excuse, but I would never do anything to purposely hurt you.
why didn't you call me back? (Marco doesn't respond.) That's what I thought. (She picks up her book bag and walks
off as tears fall down her face. Marco sits on the bench and looks upset.)
[At the Ddot...]
(Emma is sitting at a table
when Jimmy comes over...)
was with that little freak out earlier?
out? I didn't freak out.
off at the sight of Paige and Hazel?
not a freak out. That's just...Okay, maybe freak out was the right word.
was that all about?
not exactly looked at with respect anymore.
cares about respect?
Emma- I used
to. Then I freaked out when everyone started staring at me and looking at me
Jimmy- Pity? It's not that bad.
do you mean it's not that bad?
at me. All day, the only looks I get are pity looks. Everyone looks at me like I'm some freak or something. (He
sees Spinner behind Emma and glares at him.) All because of some stupid idiot
and his stupid friend.
do you deal with it?
don't go to parties with Amy and OD on pain pills.
was unnecessarily harsh.
was meant to be funny.
okay. I better go. (She walks away.)
[At Ellie's house...]
(Ellie is sitting in her
room and she is playing with a rubber band on her wrist. She is still crying. Her phone rings. She looks at it and
sees that it's Marco. She turns it off.
She starts crying even harder.)
(Marco is standing outside,
and has his phone up to his ear...)
Hey. You've reached Ellie. Leave
me a message.
it's me. Call me back. I want to
talk. (He hangs up. Dylan walks
over to him.)
don't know what I was thinking.
exactly happened between you two?
know you're my boyfriend, and I love you, but I don't feel comfortable talking to you about it.
embarrassing as our first date?
Marco- Way worse.
we got back together, I sort of had a sexual crisis.
Dylan- What does that mean?
dad made me question who I was. I did something I shouldn't have.
really don't feel like talking about it.
had sex with Ellie. I had big hetero sex with Ellie and then didn't talk to her
for like two months afterwards.
had sex with her?
was before we got back together.
it was weird. It was surreal. (He laughs.)
I didn't know what I was doing. I had to do stuff. (Dylan laughs.) Don't laugh.
know. I'm a bad friend.
entitled to a mistake or two.
mistake this big?
made a huge mistake and you forgave me. (Marco doesn't respond.) It's going to take time. She'll understand. She knows you. She knows that you would never hurt her.
right. (He kisses him.)
[The next day at school...]
(Emma is walking down the
hall when Mr. Simpson walks over to her...)
Mr. Simpson- Em. I talked to your mom, and your therapist wants to move your appointment to Thursday.
Emma- I told
you. I don't need a therapist.
Mr. Simpson- Well,
you're not exactly handling everything great.
not going to do drugs anymore. I'm not going to give blow jobs. I learned my lesson.
Mr. Simpson- I
know. But, it would just make us feel better at night if you would talk to someone
about what's going on.
Mr. Simpson- Don't
argue Emma. We just want you to get help.
And it's a part of your rehab.
Emma- I know. I know. (Mr. Simpson walks away. Emma looks sad.)
(Ellie is standing at her
locker. Marco walks over to her...)
an insensitive jerk who deserves to be shoved off the face of the earth.
Ellie- Yeah. Your point?
I'm sorry. For everything.
Ellie- So? (She starts to tear up.) You're sorry. Big deal.
I don't expect you to forgive me. I just want you to know that you're my best
friend, and I didn't mean to damage our friendship that bad.
know. I know. And I know these are
just words, but I mean them. And I feel awful.
I can't stand thinking that I've lost you as a friend.
like you did fine without me for the past two months.
be like that El. You know I care about you.
And, at least I'm trying. I know I messed up. I just don't know how to fix it. (Ellie walks away.) Alright then.
[In the girl's washroom...]
(Ellie walks in with tears
rolling down her face. She walks to the mirror.
Alex walks in and sees her...)
wrong with you?
wrong with your gay man? Is he broken?
not the same between us. Something happened, and now it's never going to be the
he give you bad fashion advice?
Alex- Wow. What did he do? (Ellie shakes her head.) Okay. Thanks for sharing. Do you mind if I go use the toilet now since you're not really in the talking mood? (Ellie shrugs her shoulders.) Oh, do you have a tampon I could
borrow? (Ellie shakes her head.)
day is it?
Alex- 12th. (Ellie pulls a calendar out of her bag. She
starts to look through it. Alex walks to a stall.
Ellie starts flipping back and forth between two pages. Alex walks back
out.) Period math?
been thirty-eight days.
had sex in two months. Besides, he used a condom.
Ellie- Probably. I'm probably just running late. I'll
get it in a day or two.
Ellie- Okay. (They leave the washroom. Paige walks
out of the stall.)
(Ellie is sitting when Paige
sits down next to her...)
one you, you know.
Nash, I'm surprised at you. Sleeping with some guy and then lying about it.
makes you think...
heard you in the washroom. Give me details.
because you got dumped, doesn't give you the right to go and invade other people's personal lives.
not invading your personal life. I heard you say it.
you heard wrong. (She moves seats.)
(Emma is walking down the
hall. She sees some people looking at her and pointing. She walks past them quickly. She walks outside and sits down
next to Manny on a bench...)
staring at me.
all talking about me.
Manny- Yeah. Know that feeling too.
Emma- I hate
this. Big deal, I made a mistake. Why
can't they talk about something else?
people feed on gossip. It's like water.
You can't live without it.
was like three, four months ago though.
took everyone like over a year to get over the Craig thing.
Manny- How? (Emma doesn't say anything.) You're a
topic of conversation. Everyone's got an opinion about what you did. They're going to keep talking about you until something new comes along that's better than what you did.
Manny- Yeah. Life's depressing.
with you? You're sounding unusually depressed.
Emma- Really? You two seemed so happy together.
we not talk about this anymore?
Emma- Sure. (Darcy walks over to Emma.)
Manny. Heard about you and Peter. So
bet you are.
could do so much better. Oh. Hey
Emma. Do you have any aspirin? Wait,
is that against your rehab thing cause you Odd on some kiddie pills? (She giggles.)
really funny Darcy.
you at practice Manny. (She walks away.)
such a whore.
(Ellie is sitting on the
curb when Marco sits down next to her...)
know you don't want to talk to me.
don't think that you do, otherwise you would respect my wishes and not sit down next to me.
want to talk to you.
funny. I wanted to talk to you after you banged me. But, nope. Didn't get what I wanted. (She stands up. Marco stands up too.)
not giving you up without a fight.
fight? You want a fight? Fine. Let's fight. You used me! (She starts to tear up.) You used me. (Softly.) You took my heart and you tore it into two. If it were the other way around, I would never do that.
know. And you're right. But try
to look at it from where I'm coming from. My dad told me I wasn't a man.
man would have stood up and told me what happened. Not you. You just came in and decided to just use me. (Shouting.) What happened to us being truthful? What
happened to no more secrets?
to tear up.) I wasn't keeping a secret from you.
what were you doing?
if I was lying to myself. (Softly.) I'm
sorry I hurt you. I'm sorry that I screwed up so bad. But, you're just as bad.
Marco- Yeah. You could've said no. I didn't force
you to do anything. I was just coming over to make-out with you. You took it a step further. Not me.
could've told me that you're dad found out you were gay.
you could've figured out something was wrong when I came over.
pin this on me. I didn't do anything.
did do something. (Pauses.) And
you and I both know that's not what a friend would've done.
ignored what I was going through and made this only about you. You know there
are two sides to every story. I owned up to mine.
When are you going to do the same? (He leaves.)
[The next day...]
(Emma is sitting in an office
with a therapist...)
Emma- I don't
think that I have a problem anymore.
do you say that?
I learned my lesson. I didn't do the drugs to get high, if that's what you're
why did you do them?
Emma- I was
depressed, and I'd thought they help with my mood.
first. But after awhile, I needed more.
I knew what I was doing was bad, but I didn't want to stop because I didn't want to start feeling depressed again.
you depressed anymore?
depressed. Just, annoyed.
how everyone stares at me in the hallway. Whispering, talking.
do you think they're whisper and talking about?
I did. They point at me and tell there friends that I'm the girl who almost got
shot. I'm the girl who overdosed at some pharming party. I'm the girl who just got out of rehab. They just look at
me and judge me.
do you think they're judging you?
wouldn't? I would if it were someone else.
I think what I did was stupid and anyone who's stupid enough to try it deserves to be judged.
you feel that way about yourself? Do you think you're stupid?
Emma- I used
to think I was smart. Now, I just don't know.
because you make a mistake doesn't mean you're stupid. You went through a lot
over the past year and a half.
doesn't excuse it.
there any reason you are so hard on yourself?
Emma- I expect
a lot out of me. (They are silent for a moment.)
I don't need to be here. I can handle myself.
are you going to do the next time you feel like you're depressed?
do you plan to deal with depression in the future? You say you don't need my
help, so I'm curious as to how you feel you can deal with it. (Emma doesn't respond.)
[Back at school...]
(Ellie is sitting on a bench. She's staring at her calendar. Alex walks
over to her...)
Ellie- Sorry. Just sort of spacing out.
Alex- Okay. (She sits down next to her.) I need advice. How do you tell someone they're bad in bed?
finally sealed the deal, and now he wants to do it all the time, and he's just not any good.
I mean, do I just tell him? Or do I--
Ellie- (Interrupting.) I thought you weren't that interested in him.
not. But, I figure why not take advantage of the situation. Besides, Jay's still on my case and I still want to get back at him for what he did--
Ellie- (Interrupting.) It's been forty days.
a weird way to interrupt the conversation.
Ellie- Sorry. Just pre-occupying me.
Alex- Why? Sometimes you're just late.
know. I just always think the worst.
think you're pregnant or something?
Ellie- Maybe. (Pauses.) I don't know what to think.
got it after you had sex with the guy right?
not pregnant then. I wouldn't worry about it.
Sometimes you skip. It happens.
know. It's just weird.
to my problem. He's a nice guy. And
it was his first time. Granted, I'll give him a little bit of a learning curve,
but... (Her voice trails off. Ellie is staring off into space.)
(Emma is walking down the
hall when Mr. Simpson approaches her...)
Mr. Simpson- How
did it go?
lady is a crackpot.
Mr. Simpson- She's
just trying to help.
didn't. She made me feel worse.
Mr. Simpson- That's
the third therapist. I understand wanting to be comfortable with who you are
talking to, but how about trying to work with us. There are only so many licensed
therapists in the Toronto area.
Emma- I know. I don't like her though. And I don't
think I need one that bad. I'm fine. (She
(Ellie is sitting on a bench
when Dylan walks over...)
tell me Marco sent you.
Dylan- No. I was walking and I saw you. Thought
I'd stop by. Say hello.
Ellie- Hi. (Dylan sits down next to her.)
told me what happened.
Ellie- Great. Now everyone's going to find out.
that supposed to mean?
won't tell her. (Pauses.) I've never
seen Marco so upset.
he tell you I told him I loved him?
Dylan- No. I think I would have remembered that.
had no idea about you two, otherwise I wouldn't have said anything. (Pauses.) We had this pact to be honest. And I
realized how much I did care about him. I realized that I loved him. And I thought it'd be this great idea if I told him. Be honest. (Pauses.) He freaked out. Big mistake. Then he came over and he started to do things. And I didn't stop it. I encouraged it. I took it further. (She starts to cry.) Then he didn't call me for two months. Didn't
talk to me. What was I supposed to think?
You know how crushing it is, to tell someone you love them, think they love you, just to find out they were using you? You know what that feels like? (She starts
crying harder.) I was stupid to think that he had feelings for me. I was stupid to think that he came over because he had the same feelings as me. I was stupid. But, what he did... (She cries harder. Dylan starts to hug her. Ellie pushes him away. She starts crying harder.)