SKY BLUE


Written By Jafei Pollitt



WEST

RACHAEL


EXT. PARK - DAY


WEST and RACHAEL lay beside each other looking up at the sky.


WEST

That is such a pretty sky.

RACHAEL

Yeah, perfect cloud coverage.


WEST

Amazing, isn’t it?


RACHAEL

Yeah, I just agreed it was.


WEST

That our sky makes that puke green color.


RACHAEL

Mmm. What the fuck?


WEST

I mean, I don’t know where it comes from. Like does it reflect off of all the swamps on earth?


RACHAEL

The sky is blue.


WEST

No, fuck off. Stop it. That’s not funny and I’m not falling for those again.


RACHAEL

West, the sky is blue. I think you might be colorblind.


WEST

No. Tell me that again and I’ll break up with you.


RACHAEL

You don’t have to be defensive about it.


WEST

The sky is puke green, our skin is rotting flesh, and the earth is melting.


RACHAEL

You maybe got one of those things right.


WEST

The earth is a sort of jello mold shape, our parents all call each other every night to say goodbye in case they die, and Santa Claus tried to get me to buy drugs earlier.


RACHAEL

Are you on drugs right now, West?


WEST

(Mocking)

Are you on drugs right now West?


RACHAEL

West-


WEST

You want me to tell Santa no? NO? He had a wreath shaped like a GUN, Rachael. Yeah, I took his drugs.


RACHAEL

Okay. You're probably high.


WEST

No. I’m not high. I’m low. I’m the lowest I’ve ever been in my life. I’m so, so depressed, Rachael. God damnit - help me!


WEST shakes RACHAEL’s shoulders.


RACHAEL

Say the sky is blue.


WEST looks on lost and confused.


WEST

What? No.


RACHAEL

Say the sky is blue and I will help you.


WEST

You want me to go against God?


RACHAEL

God made a blue sky.


WEST

God made me a SAD man.


RACHAEL

Okay, and what do you want me to do about it?


WEST

You are dark, Rachael. You know that?


RACHAEL

I know the sky is blue, you're unemployed, and my mom doesn’t like you that much.


Beat.


WEST

Okay fine.


RACHAEL

What?


WEST

The sky is-


WEST takes a long breathe in.


WEST

The sky is what’s wrong with our relationship.


RACHAEL

Oh, please.


WEST

The sky represents our dynamic. I see the world through a lovely, puke green lense while you insist it is some monstrous pool of “blue skies” and “a happy life.” I don’t think this is going to work, Shannon.


RACHAEL

My name is Rachael.


WEST

The sky is puke green. I cannot change that fact as I can also not change the fact that I am a sad man in his late 20’s with a full head of hair.


RACHAEL

Okay, you know what? I’m going to go home now, West. I hope this puke green world of yours treats you right. Here’s a card for a therapist that I strongly recommend you check out. I’ll probably see you at home later but if I don’t, just stay out of the garbage.


RACHAEL hands him a card.


WEST

Fine. Goodbye. You’ll be missed.


Rachael walks away annoyed.


WEST

(singing)

The world is a large boooger.


WEST pulls out a bag full of mushrooms. He eats the whole thing.


WEST

I love lobster, shit.


END

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