Scene 4: Rose and Tamin’s apartment: The Patio
ROSE: (Sighs heavily, breathes deeply, tearfully) O God I can’t take this, Why me?
FX: Rustling can be heard as Michael approaches Rose
ROSE: (Sniffling) Michael? What are you doing here?
MICHAEL: I just couldn’t leave you alone with him! How can he act like that?
ROSE: He doesn’t know Michael
MICHAEL: Why haven’t you told him?
ROSE: I don’t know, it’s not exactly a conversation starter. I just, don’t want a big scene and… (sighs)
MICHAEL: You don’t have to tell him (pause) He doesn’t deserve you Rose
ROSE: (Sarcastic laugh) O and what you do?
MICHAEL: I didn’t mean that
ROSE: (Softly) You don’t know him. And listen I appreciate you coming here, but Michael I’ve moved on. I’m with Tamin now. You can’t just keep stopping by the way you used to
MICHAEL: (Hesitant) But Rose I…I don’t want to leave you, I just, I can’t
ROSE: Michael, Michael stop, listen. I’m sorry that I’m dying (laughs then sighs) but you don’t have to beat yourself up about it…
MICHAEL: (Desperately) Rose I love you. I don’t want to lose you, now more than ever –
ROSE: (Gently) Michael stop.
MICHAEL: Tell me you still don’t think about us
ROSE: Michael, I just (pause) I do okay, I do sometimes think about us. But you left me remember and…
TAMIN: (Clears throat) I hope I am not interrupting anything?!