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Chapter 12: Love is Brutal

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Chapter 12: Love is Brutal

written by Joie

added on: 02 Jul 2001 - based on characters created by Winnie Holzman


(ANGELA alights the stairs, notes in hand, a curious look on her face. She obviously decides to pretend she heard nothing. JORDAN comes into view.)

ANGELA: Where's Brian?

JORDAN: Uh... he left.

ANGELA: What?! I went all the way upstairs to get his stupid notes. (Beat.) Well, I mean, I've got them now.. hang on, I'll just run them across the road, to his porch. I'll be back.

(ANGELA exits. JORDAN goes back to the couch, sits, flicks on the TV.)


(ANGELA rings the bell. Beat. She rings again. BRIAN answers the door. Beat. ANGELA holds up the notes.)

ANGELA: Your notes? I thought you, like, needed them or something.

BRIAN: Yeah. Thanks.

ANGELA: Look, Brian... I'm sorry about what happened tonight, okay, it's just... you can't keep walking in, when you want, just like that, I mean. Could you at least just, like, knock or something? God!

BRIAN: Sorry, I didn't expect to find... sure.

ANGELA: I'm sorry about what happened, okay, I really, really am, and if I could take it back, I so would, but.. I can't, okay.

BRIAN: I know, okay, but... I mean, God, Angela! Could you have actually been any more brutal in saying it, and just doing that, if you like, sat down and worked it out, I mean... Anyway.

ANGELA: Sometimes... it's better. To be brutal.

BRIAN: Sometimes it's not. Just for future reference, that's one of those times. Just.. remember that.

ANGELA: (nods.) I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be brutal. (Beat.) I have to go.

BRIAN: (nods bitterly.) Yep.

ANGELA: See you tomorrow.

BRIAN: Sure.

(ANGELA turns, walks away. BRIAN shuts the door.)


(ANGELA enters.)

ANGELA: Jordan? (Beat.) Jordan, where are you?

(ANGELA walks around the house, and finds:

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