Serious, by Laurie Allen, 1998
A girl goes to hospital to visit boyfriend who is in a coma. She has gone to cancel their engagement and meets a student nurse. A focus upon two different personalities.
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Duration8 - 10 minutes
- 2 Females
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An excerpt …
(Sally is a student nurse at the hospital.)
CASSIE: I know I couldn’t do it. So … how’s Richard?
SALLY: Pretty much the same. But I think he has a little more color in his face today, don’t you?
CASSIE: He looks the same to me. (squints and peers at him) Yeah, the same. I don’t know why I bother to ask. There never is any change.
SALLY: Are you a relative?
CASSIE: Not exactly. I am … I was … his fiancée.
SALLY: Am? Was?
CASSIE: (holds up ring) Was. I’ve … I’ve come to say goodbye.
(Cassie comments upon her reasons.)
CASSIE: And there are so many things going on in my life right now. How could anyone expect me to put things on hold, especially when he’s just lying there in a coma!
SALLY: But he’ll come out of the coma. He will!
CASSIE: You know, for a student nurse on the job for only a few weeks, you sure are quick to offer your expert medical opinion! Listen, some of the hospital’s best doctors don’t even know if he’s going to recover!
SALLY: (pause, then quietly) Mine wasn’t a medical opinion. It’s hope. Maybe I haven’t been around hospitals all that much, but I’ve seen people recover. And I believe in the power of positive thought. That’s all I meant. Don’t give up hope.
CASSIE: You want to know something else, Miss Nightingale? Even if he does wake up, the doctors don’t know if he’ll be … normal.
(A hint of what’s to come …)
SALLY: I just thought … I thought maybe he was your true love. He’s very handsome, you know.
CASSIE: True love? I’m won’t hold my breath for that anymore. Oh, don’t get me wrong, Richard really is a neat guy. We just don’t have anything in common. He likes motorcycles, I hate them. He hates Chinese food, I love it. I could go on and on.
SALLY: Then maybe this is best. Maybe one day you’ll find that special someone. Someone who shares your same interest.
CASSIE: Yes. And hopefully … Richard will, too.
SALLY: Yes. I hope so. (pause) Have you ever held his hand? I mean, when you come to visit?
CASSIE: No. No.
SALLY: I do sometimes. And I talk to him, too.
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