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SETTING = IN EVANGELINE’S APARTMENT, WARM COSY AND LIGHT

Evangeline – Is it bad that I don’t want to forget…what I had with him? I can’t believe, I actually fell in love with him.

Jack  – It’s not bad… to remember, but it is always good to know why you did what you did and who you helped you become the person you are today. Never forget the changes you made to help yourself grow. (LOOKS DEEPLY IN HER EYES WITH PASSION) I would like to tell you there is an explanation, that all of this happened the way the it did, but there is none.

Evangeline – Who are you Jack Nickelsin?

Jack – ( CHUCKLES)  What do you mean?

Evangeline – You just come out of the blue, helping me, making me feel better. So what’s your deal?

Jack – Well I understand what it is like to have a broken heart (PAUSE) I understand the pain of being alone, but I try to think on the bright side and how this experience will make me into a better person. (CHUCKLES ) And I like helping people, I think it’s exciting to understand other people’s thoughts and their personality.

Evangeline – Definitely not what I expected.

Jack – So who are you, darling? (SMIRKS)

Evangeline – …  Well, I was born in Oxford as well in 1992. I love learning, I love knowing new information. Uhmm… I have an older sister, Jasey, she has a wonderful husband and she is a soon to be mum. And I’m just trying to find myself, in this cruel world.

Jack – Cute. So who was the douche bag that let you go?

Evangeline – Well that douche bag’s name is Max. I went to university with him, my first ever love. We met in the library, I accidentally dropped all the books I had, he helped me pick them up and then he walked me to my dorm. And the crazy thing is that I cared too much.

(START WHIMPERING)I know, its sounds so cliché. It is so crazy… how time can change people. I didn’t think I would be in so much pain. I’m so stupid for even falling for him.(STARTS  CRYING)

Jack – Hey… H..H..Hey

( CARESSES CHEEK, WHIPES CHEEK) It is going to be okay, love might hurt you, but you can fight it. I think you’re strong enough to fight it. What did he do to hurt you

( MOVES CLOSER TO EVANGELINE) 

Evangeline – Well… Max cheated . Sadly, he did it with one of my best friends, (TAKES DEEP BREATHE) he told me he loved her and he couldn’t be with me anymore . He did it for a year. I walked on him, banging my friend.

Jack – Evangeline, darling I am so sorry. Pain is something we can take and slowly make it into something beautiful.

Evangeline – Don’t be, I was foolish to be with him. And as you said before I am going to learn from it.

Jack – Hey! Look you listened.

Evangeline – ( CHUCKLES BETWEEN SOBS) For a stranger, you know how to make it feel like I known you for years.

Jack – I’m not a stranger anymore, I am your friend. ( A LIGHT SMILE COMES ON HIS FACE) (DIRECT EYE CONTACT )(MOMENT)

Evangeline –  So Jack, who was stupid enough to break your heart?

Jack – Lets just say she left me for someone who was better… looking, better personality. I remember we were together for 5 years, my high school sweet heart. We had big plans together. But after a while her plans changed and I wasn’t in them.(HARD CHUCKLE) God, I still remember her smile.(TIGHTLY CLOSES EYES)

Evangeline – ( LOOKS AT JACK WITH SYMPATHY. TOUCHES ARM FOR REASSURANCE)

Jack – ( LOOKS AT HER WITH GLASSY EYES. WHISPERS)  But what do I know. Sometimes the pain just controls us.

Evangeline – And we have to fight it.

Jack – Darling, these are our misadventures .

 

 

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SETTING = OUTSIDE COLD AND GLOOMY, BUT NOT RAINING. T

Evangeline – You  hurt me, really badly. I hope you can live with yourself… Goodbye (Cries)

(JACK WALKS BY, SEES Evangeline ON THE FLOOR AND HELPS HER)

Jack – Here, let me help you with that. Jack NIcklesin, nice meeting you.

Evangeline – Evangeline, please to meet you. You don’t have to… uh help me, I got this. This is my problem to deal with. But, thank you.

Jack  – You don’t have this under control, let me help you…. (GRABS BAGS FROM HER) Sometimes you need to face all the problems. And you can’t just escape them. The problems you face make you become a better person. Don’t let that trick you, darling.

Evangeline – How do you even stay positive, in a rough situation? …You scare me Jack Nicklesin

Jack – (CHUCKLES) I think about times that could happen if I think positive and, what will happen if I think negative. Lets just say, I think about the outcomes of what will happen.

Evangeline – The world is a dangerous place , you can’t place your life chances with probability Jack Nicklesin

Jack – Darling sometimes it’s the risks we take, that make us become who we are, and I’m willing to take this risk of probability.

Evangeline – You’re not like the others. You’re a chance taker. I like it… So why help me.

Jack – Should I even ask… ( LOOKS AT HER WITH SORROW)

Evangeline – Please don’t, I really don’t need your pity. I just want to be alone with my thoughts.

Jack – I will not pity you (PAUSE, LOOK INTO HER EYES), I promise. …( PAUSES)…You can’t be alone when you upset, I’ll keep you company. (GIVES SMALL SMILE)

 Evangeline – I don’t even know you. Why should I let a stranger, give me company. Like you will help me.

Jack – Well Miss Evangeline, I was born in Oxford in 1991. I have an older brother named Riley and he has a stunning wife and two kids… There we are not strangers anymore. (SMIRKS)

Evangeline – How do I know you’re not a serial killer?

Jack – If I was serial killer, I would have kidnapped you and killed already.

Evangeline – Sadly, that is a true statement. (CHUCKLES), well come on Jack Nickelsin, let’s go.