SAMANTHA - 27, a young professional but watches too many movies.
ALLIE - 26, college grad who is looking to settle down.
INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT.
SAMANTHA and ALLIE are laying on their old hand me down couch. They are laying down with their heads on opposite sides of the couch and their legs tangled in the middle. The throw blanket they share is being taken over by ALLIE and SAMANTHA gets the good pillow. The t.v. is on low volume, they watch a movie they've seen before - a favorite of their but they know it well enough that audio is not really required.
You know, the director of the movie encouraged everyone to live in France 1 month before filming this?
Yeah, I think you mentioned something like that before.
BEAT as they watch the movie.
And that this scene was actually an accident and that the camera wasn't even supposed to be rolling, but the director liked it so much that he kept it?
And that the only person who actually made a profit on set was -
The key grip. The key grip.
You may have mentioned it once before.
An uncomfortable pause.
Do I annoy you?
It's just that I've noticed that you've been kind of distant lately and sometimes you seem uninterested in the things I say.
ALLIE sits up.
So if I did something wrong or if I hurt you in some way just let me know. Because if I did, I promise that it was not intentional.
SAMANTHA removes herself from the couch and begins to walk towards the kitchen.
SAMANTHA(from the kitchen)
You know, it's not something that you've done.
Then what is it?
SAMANTHA makes her way back from the kitchen and sits back down on the couch. She is now holding a small black box.
It's something that you have't done.
Samantha Jane, you better explain that fucking box.
You haven't proposed yet.
SAMANTHA opens the small black box to reveal a small diamond ring.
Are you shittin' me right now?
Allie, I've been looking for the right time to ask you and this felt right. It also felt right at the Applebee's but I refused to let that shit go viral. I can already see the Facebook clickbait title, "TWO QUEER HERO'S FIND LOVE IN A APPLEBEE'S IN MICHIGAN. FREE LAVA CAKE FOR LIFE."
If it got us free lava cake, you should have done it.
My point is that it has always felt like the right time to ask you to be my partner. So, will you marry me?
Yes. But you have to ask me again at Applebee's.
If you don't propose to me in an Applebees so we get free lava cake, I will say no.
This is so sweet 😭