Joy and Sadness Hitan learns to let go of things he can’t control.
INT. BEDROOM - MORNING Window view. Rain is hitting hard. The street before us is empty, people staying inside from the rain. We slowly PAN: Getting a view of the room behind us. Joy (42) laying in bed, hooked to a machine that is feeding her pain medication. Hitan (48) is laying beside her. His hand hovers over her. HITAN (sadness) You don’t belong here. You don’t belong like this. Joy smiles weakly. A single tear rolling across her cheek, breaking away from her eye as she smiles. JOY It’s the hand I’ve been given. HITAN You don’t deserve it. JOY Stop. Were not selfish. Kids don’t deserve this, but it happens. HITAN But, not to us. Joy’s hand graces Hitan’s face. JOY (softly) You have to let me go. Let me pass. HITAN I don’t care if i’m selfish. I’m lost without you. JOY You will find someone else. Someone who can make you laugh, Someone who will love you as much as I do. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 2. HITAN I don’t want someone else, I only want you. I need you. Joy closes her eyes with his words. JOY you need someone who won’t make you cry. Tears roll. Hitan tries to suppress them with his hands against her cheek, to no avail. JOY Please, your hurting my heart. I won’t to go. HITAN you want!? JOY The pain is enough now. Let me pass on. Remember, Your mother. She suffered. She didn’t deserve. you let her go, let me. Hitan nods he closes his eyes. Joy slowly eases forward as their lips touch. CLOSE ON: Hitan’s eye closed. Sad music begins to play. Hitan’s eyes open. CAREFULLY PULL BACK: INT. HOSPITAL - MORNING He is no longer laying in bed. Joy is not sitting with him. He is near a window. He is in a green chair, uncomfortable. A beeping begins. Hitan stands up. The camera pans behind him. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 3. Joy is hooked to a bed, she is in a coma, she is far from gone. Nurses pile in. Her doctor comes in seconds after with his white coat. She is crashing. DR. HOWARD What will you have us do, Hitan!? ON: Hitan staring with a faint smile and a nod. A flash. INT. BEDROOM - MORNING Joy smiling. Hitan with his eyes closed. BLACK: JOY (VO) I will always love you. END.