“A BREAKING HEART”    BY D. M. Larson. This is changed

 

THOMAS-You want to break up… sure… no problem… yeah, I wanted to break up too.  I’ve been thinking about it from the day we met.  This is a person I will need to break up with.  But hey… you beat me to it.  No hard feelings.

(shrugs and turns away) 

JASEY – NO HARD FEELINGS. CAN WE BE FRIENDS? I THINK ITS BETTER OF THAT WAY.

THOMAS- Be friends? (turns with a huge smile).  Sure!  I’d love to be friends.  That’s the natural evolution of most relationships.  Have a fling and then boom… friends.  I’m sure some of the best friendships started that way.  (overly enthusiastic) I look forward to hanging out with you, buddy. (yells) That would be GREAT!

(quiet/angry/eyes closed) 

JASEY- PLEASE DON’T BE UPSET THIS IS FOR GREATER GOOD. My feelings Aren’t there for you, please understand.

THOMAS- What?  Upset?   No, I’m not upset.  Why would I be… upset…

(starts to cry)  

JASEY- PLEASE DON’T CRY, DON’T MAKE THIS HARD FOR ME.

THOMAS- No, I’m not crying.  And how is this hard for you? You’re not the one in misery, pain!

  (bursts in to tears)  

JASEY-THIS IS HARD FOR ME, BECAUSE I HAVE TO BREAK UP WITH YOU.  PLAESE I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU IN PAIN, THINK OF THIS AS  NEW BEGGINING ,DON’ BE SAD.

THOMAS-I don’t want your pity.  I don’t want a shoulder to cry on.  I want… to be left…

(yells) …ALONE!  Don’t you get it.  I want to be alone!

(pauses… sadly reflects)

I’ve always wanted to be alone.  I never wanted to get close to anyone.  I never wanted us to get close.  And I guess I was closer to you than you were to me.

JASEY-I LOVED YOU, YOU WERE MY EVERYTHING, BUT I COULDN’T HANDLE THE PRESSURE OF… loving you I was not ready for commitment.

(turns angry)

THOMAS – Don’t lie to me.  I know you don’t mean it.  I don’t want to hear any more lies!  I don’t want you to make something up so you can get out of this. Fuck the commitment, you told me you loved, then cheat,  I want it all laid out on the table.

(yells)

I want to know the truth!

(long pause… cries… then manages to say)

I want to know why you are breaking my heart.

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