My Heart will go on (chapter II)

INT. SECOND FLOOR KATE’S HOUSE – NIGHT

Kate descends the ladder rungs with calculated movements to minimize the creaking of the wood.

The living room light is on, PATRICK’s (49), Kate’s father’s, conversation is heard.

He is talking on the phone.

Patrick’s shadow crosses the wall of the room and disappears into the side. Kate uses the opportunity to move toward the exit door.

She opens it carefully.

The lock clanks like never before.

Kate stops, listens.

Nothing.

She walks out to the—

STREET OUTSIDE KATE’S HOUSE

—where she walks farther away from the house.

However, she can’t see Thomas.

Suddenly, the lights of a car, parked nearby, flash, signaling Kate to approach.

Kate hesitates, decides to approach anyway.

The pilot window rolls down, Thomas appears from inside the car.

THOMAS
Let’s go.

KATE
Do you think I’m going to go just like that?

THOMAS
Okay.

The automobile moves forward.

KATE
Wait!

The car stops abruptly, the passenger door opens.

Kate looks toward home.

THOMAS
You know what’s in there, Kate.

Kate sighs.

She runs to the open door, gets inside.

Door closes.

INT. THOMAS’ CAR – NIGHT

Thomas drives at high speed through empty streets, when he faces a red light, he goes through without stopping.

KATE
(frightened)
Where are we going?

THOMAS
Don’t worry, just trust me.

KATE
I don’t even know you.

THOMAS
But you do, Kate.

Thomas goes through another intersection with a red light.

KATE
What are you talking about?

THOMAS
Listen, it’s too complicated to explain, you better see it for yourself.

Thomas’ car takes a side road and then enters the freeway.

The car speeds up.

KATE
(V.O.)
Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to meet. Isn’t that right?

The lights on the side of the road form lines of light before Kate’s gaze.

INT. THOMAS’ CAR – LATER

Kate sleeps, leaning against the side of the seat, facing the window.

The car moves abruptly, she wakes up.

Looks at the clock on the dashboard, it reads 6 am.

THOMAS
We are here.

Thomas sets the parking brake and turns off the engine.

He gets out of the car.

From outside, he signals Kate to come with him.

Kate gets out of the car and walks to the—

VIEWPOINT OUTSIDE THE CITY

She walks to Thomas, to the edge of the viewpoint.

Down she can see a lush forest and beyond, the city.

In the background the mountain range.

Seeing the precipice, she backs away.

KATE
Where are we?

THOMAS
You don’t remember.

KATE
Why do you keep talking as if we’ve known each other before?

Thomas smiles and looks at the horizon.

Kate follows Thomas’ gaze to the first rays of the sun between the mountains.

THOMAS
You said you wanted to escape, Kate. What if you have already done it, but you can’t remember.

KATE
That doesn’t make sense.

THOMAS
What if you did, but you were too afraid to follow through. To walk through the door.

KATE
That’s what it says on the website, do you really think it’s okay to make people commit…

THOMAS
(interrupting)
They are not committing anything, they are just walking through.

Thomas looks Kate seriously in the eye.

KATE
This is a waste of time.

She turns to the car, but stops when Thomas holds her hand.

KATE
What…

Kate stands still as she sees Thomas next to the rising sun and the feel of his hand against hers.

A vision in her mind.

She sees two hands joined together next to the sun’s rays, wrinkled skin on both of them.

Vision ends.

Kate is confused.

KATE
What was that…

Thomas smiles, his gaze filled with reassurance.

THOMAS
Us, Kate.

Kate stares at Thomas as the rays of the dawn sun reach them both.

(To be continued…)

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