Monday, 21 March 2016

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6 INT. RESIDENCE. DAY

LISA and JOHN are sitting together filling out space command applications on their holographic dining table. He is very enthusiastic while she is visibly happy to see him so uplifted.

LISA (VOICEOVER)
I would not even have tried out for 
Space Command if it wasn't for him.

Like a little kid, JOHN has some space ship toys and is making them fly through the air, accompanied by shooting sound effects and everything.







7 EXT. INSTITUTE. DAY

JOHN exits large monolithic building, looking smug and grinning like a fool. He's wearing a tie but obviously doesn't really do that very often. They both just took the Space Command test. He is looking for LISA. His eyes are not searching for long before he spots her slumped onto a bench. He walks over to her, still quite happy with himself, assuming they both got the same results, or rather thinking that she probably performed better.

LISA (VOICEOVER)
Ironically, the very thing which kept us 
together for so long, ultimately tore us apart.

When she looks up, he can read a clear sign of devastation on her face. She was probably even crying earlier, before he showed up. All end of the world feelings bombard JOHN at once, as LISA shows him her test scores on her iPad:

Space Command evaluation
EARTH: SPACE ELEVATOR - Engineering

Now, he is reluctant to show LISA his and doesn't need to. She lowers her head again. As if there was a chance he might have misread his own scores, he checks his phone one more time. A tear runs down his cheek, as he stares off into empty space.

CLOSE UP: PUSH IN ON IPHONE SCREEN