EXT. Kisling University-Day
SAMANTHA JONES, run-down jeans and a baggy sweatshirt, steps out of her ancient Jeep, as she runs past the hundreds of other students to get to the front of the withered, Kisling University sign. JONES Oh my gosh Mom, look at this university! MOM I know sweetie, here- have your father take a picture of you in front of the sign (pointing) JONES Hold on! (smiling) let me grab my acceptance letter out of the back seat 2 INT. Kisling University Freshman Dorm-Day
BECCA JACOBSON, Seven jeans and a Marc Jacobs white shirt, unpacking her various amount of items to empty into her new dorm room for the next year, pacing around the room thinking to herself how she is going to fit everything she brought with her. JONES You must be my new roommate(stuttering) uh... Rebecca Jacobson? JACOBSON Um... everyone calls me BECCA Jacobson- but hi. You must be Sam JONES Hi! Yeah I am but everyone calls me Saman... (interrupted by Jacobson) JACOBSON Anyway, I put some stuff over by your side of your room because it was just impossible to fit all of my things on one side... I hope thats okay.
JONES Uh.. yeah sure thats fine! So, why dont we get to know eachother a little bit... I'll go first. I am from a small town in Connecticut and I love to sing and play the piano. JACOBSON Well, that's just lovely isn't it? (sarcastic) JONES Okay... well... why dont you tell me something about yourself then, Becca. JACOBSON Hmm... I am also from a small town (looking Jones up and down with attitude) but... it's a wealthy, smaller town. I live with my dad because my mother died when I was younger JONES Oh my gosh... that's horrible! I am so sorry JACOBSON Eh.. life goes on, doesn't it? (rhetorical question) 3 INT. Dorm room bathroom-Day
JACOBSON, cold afternoon in January, is brushing her teeth in the all girls dorm room bathroom when she begins to feel her body collapse, she faints in the middle of the bathroom when someone yells for everyone to get help. At this point, Jones and Jacobson have built a strong best friend relationship throughout the semester. JONES Ah! Becca wake up! wake up Becca! What the hell is going on? Why hasn't anyone come to me sooner? I need an ambulance ASAP! EMS Becca? Can you hear us? What is your name? How old are you? What year is it? Come on Becca (sounding worried) stay with us for a while
4 Sloane Kettering Hospital- Night
JACOBSON, in a hospital bed, unconscious. Three years have passed and it is time for college graduation. The doctors tell her family and Jones she has slipped into acoma. They do not know when she will wake up.
DOCTOR Let us see how our Becca is doing today, shall we? JONES I wish she was awake to be with us on graduation day (starting to tear up) Becca's Mom I know Sam, she is with you in spirit though, I gaurenttee it! (smiling) JONES Thanks Mrs. Jacobson. Um.. is it okay if I ask you a personal question? Becca's Mom Sure honey, go ahead... JONES How long has Becca had lukemia for? It was weird (stuttering) I felt like I knew her like a sister (pausing) yet... she never mentioned her sickness Becca's Mom Oh Sam- she wanted to go through life without wanting anyone to worry about her. She loved you VERY much, I know this for a fact! JONES Thanks Mrs. J. I know, I loved her do... oh, uh.. still love her, I mean (actually starting to cry now)