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The mistake is a play I wrote… This is the first five scenes… If anyone finds it interesting let me know and I will continue to post more!

Characters:

KORI- She is 24 years old she has recieved her Master’s in Psychology and is now working towards her Ph.D

TASHA- Kori’s roommate and best friend. A paralegal working at a Law firm. She has a insatiable appetite for men. She is in the church choir with Kori

SONYA- Kori’s friend. She is the most independent women of the group and takes no nonsense. She is in the church choir with Kori

LEAH- The hopeless romantic friend of Kori. Who still has a little feelings for her ex Damien. She is in the church choir with Kori

EMMETT- The use to be player that is now ready to settle down. He owns a small appraisal business.

KRIS- KORI’S ex-boyfriend, they dated for four years but he wanted to take some time from each other before he asked her to marry him. Plays the piano for the church choir

DAMIEN- Leah’s ex-boyfriend and the goof ball of the group. He plays the drums for the church choir

JONATHON- A friend from Church and part of the church choir

TYSON- Emmet’s married older brother, a reformed player

 

INT – In the Bedroom – Night

Scene One

[KORI IS IN BED, SHE HEARS NOISES COMING FROM THE LIVING ROOM, SHE GETS UP AND PUTS THE BRACE MEANT TO SUPPORT HER BROKEN ARM ON.  SHE WALKS OUT AND GOES TO THE FRONT DOOR AND PEEPS THROUGH THEN OPENS IT. TASHA IS DRUNK AT THE DOOR FIDDLING WITH THE KEYS AND EMMETT IS BEHIND HER LAUGHING TRYING TO GET HER TO BE QUIET, THEY BOTH APPEAR DRUNK.]

TASHA

YOU’RE HOME!

(Sees that KORI is opening her door and she drops her purse)

KORI

(Goes down to help pick up the purse)

And you’re drunk

(When she gets up she sees EMMETT)

Emmett…

EMMETT

(His face brightens up)

Hello Kori!

(Salutes)

[TASHA STARTS LAUGHING AND SO DOES EMMETT]

KORI

(Whispering)

You two are gonna wake up the neighbors come inside.

[TASHA AND EMMETT WALK INSIDE AND THEN KORI FOLLOWS LOOKING CONFUSED]

KORI

Emmett why are you here?

TASHA

Why are you questioning my guest?

KORI

(Looks at TASHA then EMMETT)

You’re guest? Tasha it’s 3 in the morning, who visits at 3 in the morning?

EMMETT

Who’s had 24 shots, and has two thumbs?

(Puts his thumbs up and points to himself)

This guy right here

(Starts doing a silly dance with his thumbs)

[TASHA STARTS LAUGHING AGAIN]

KORI

You’re here… with Tasha?

EMMETT

I sure am, Miss Kori.

KORI

I’m going to sleep

[KORI TURNS AROUND AND WALKS TO HER BEDROOM]

TASHA

Goodnight Kori! Now come on Emmett!

[TASHA WALKS TO HER ROOM AND EMMETT FOLLOWS. TASHA TURNS TO CLOSE THE DOOR AND EMMETT COMES BEHIND HER AND KISSES HER ON THE NECK AS THE DOOR CLOSES]

 

INT – THE KITCHEN – MORNING

SCENE TWO

[KORI IS IN THE KITCHEN COOKING. EMMETT COMES OUT IN BOXERS NO SHIRT RUBBING HIS EYES]

EMMETT

(Looks a little confused and surprised)

Ugh… Hey

KORI

Hi.

EMMETT

Um… What you got cooking?

KORI

Eggs, bacon, hash browns.

EMMETT

But no pancakes, cause you hate them

KORI

I’m sorry did you want something?

EMMETT

I mean after last night I wanted to ugh, see if you wanted to talk

KORI

What’s there to talk about?

EMMETT

You know? Tasha and me…

KORI

I don’t really wanna talk about that at all, you do you and have fun

(She fixes her plate)

EMMETT

So we aren’t gonna talk about it

KORI

Not about that or anything else for that matter. But I have stuff to do, I’m sure I’ll see you later…

(Walks out)

EMMETT

Kori

(Rubs his head and liked frustrated)

[KORI WALKS INTO HER ROOM AND CLOSES THE DOOR]

INT – AT A RESTAURANT – DAY TIME

SCENE THREE

[KORI, SONYA, AND LEAH ARE SITTING AT A TABLE OUTSIDE EATING.]

KORI

So then he comes out with practically nothing on, I guess wanting to gloat or grab some breakfast I’m not sure. Anyways, I said there was nothing to talk about…

SONYA

Then what?

KORI

(Puts her hand over her mouth to take a bite and chews)

And then I put my food on my plate?

LEAH

And?

KORI

And went to my room and ate?

SONYA

(A lot of attitude added)

You didn’t tell him where he could go?

LEAH

(A lot of attitude added)

…That place being Tasha’s room?

SONYA

(A lot of attitude added)

And if he didn’t remember how to get there you could show him and since you was in there beat the living daylight out of Tasha along with him?

KORI

(Laughs)

Nope

SONYA

Ok well when do we get the “goons” on them?

KORI

(Shakes her head while eating)

No goons

LEAH

What about “Pookie and dem”

KORI

No Pookie or dem either!

SONYA

Are you serious right now?

KORI

As a heart attack, I’m not trying to get revenge or anything like that.

LEAH

Why?

KORI

(Using her hands for emphasis)

Because; first off she’s one of my best friends, and she’s y,alls best friends too if you don’t remember. And second she’s my roommate.

SONYA

Obviously, friendship doesn’t mean much to her since she slept with your BOYFRIEND last night.

KORI

Ex, we’re broken up

LEAH

You’ve been broken up for a week! You haven’t even exchanged each other’s things yet, in the back of your mind you were hoping you two would get back together…

KORI

Well… If I was or I wasn’t we aren’t now.

SONYA

And what does her being your roommate have ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING?

KORI

I have three months left on this lease. A fight would only cause issues.

SONYA

Her sleeping with your boyfriend caused issues!

KORI

Ex! Ex boyfriend!

LEAH

So what you’re gonna pretend like your best friend and your ex boyfriend sleeping together doesn’t bother you?

KORI

I don’t have to pretend. It doesn’t bother me.

LEAH

Well it bothers me! Hell if she sleeps with your man and you’re her BEST FRIEND, lord knows my man is up for grabs

SONYA

(Laughs)

What man?

LEAH

Not the point! This is serious

KORI

He’s an ex for a reason. And I mean I can let it not bother me for a few months, then after I can move out and cut ties with her… But until then there will be nothing said about it from ANY of us, you guys have to promise. I don’t even want to give her the satisfaction in thinking she got to me

LEAH

I guess…

SONYA

You know I’m not about to make that promise. It’s Tasha, our girl, I knew the chick had a large appetite for men but that’s way below the belt girl.

KORI

Exactly we already know how she is, why are we even surprised? At least she waited till we broke up. I’m not gonna get in a fight with her force one or both of us to move out before the lease is up and mess my credit all up behind some nonsense, and I damn sure won’t let him get in the middle of us… And as long as I don’t think about it, it won’t affect me… Plus, there’s only two reasons he’s doing this; He really cares about her, and in that case I’m happy for them both, or he’s trying to get back at me by using her and then in that case she gets what she deserves, either way… I can’t think about it.

(Looks sad for a minute, then looks up and sees TASHA coming, uses her hands for emphasis)

Here she comes, and I’m serious you two say nothing!

[TASHA HAS ON HUGE GLASSES AND SHE SLUMPS INTO HER SEAT, YOU CAN TELL SHE’S DRUNK]

TASHA

Hey ya’ll…

LEAH

Girl you look horrible.

TASHA

Gee, thanks.

(Looks at KORI)

Look Kori, I wanted to talk to you before you left today… But you ran out so quickly.

KORI

I had some stuff to get done this morning.

TASHA

Well I mean I still wanna talk to you… (Tries to whisper) about Emmett.

KORI

I actually don’t wanna talk about it at all… And even if I did now isn’t the time or place. But it’s no biggie because I’m fine… But

(Looks at her watch)

I do have a few more errands I have to run so…

(Grabs her wallet)

I’ma go pay the waiter and I’ll call you two later

(Says to SONYA and LEAH)

And I’ll see you at home

(Says to TASHA, then gets up and walks off)

[SONYA AND LEAH SMILE AT KORI AS SHE WALKS OFF THEN LOOK AT TASHA DISAPPROVING]

TASHA

So she told you?

LEAH

Duh

[TASHA SINKS INTO HER SEAT]

LEAH

What were you thinking?

TASHA

I mean I guess I wasn’t… But I mean I did want the boy first!

LEAH

Yeah then he saw Kori and chose her over you which sucks but happens, and she is such a good friend she wouldn’t even talk to the kid until YOU gave her the okay, which resulted in them dating for over a year that ended a WEEK ago.

TASHA

Okay, I know… But… maybe he really wanted me from the get go.

LEAH

Maybe Tyler Perry is really Madea, and is just pretending to be Tyler Perry.

TASHA

What am I supposed to do? It’s already been done, and she said she’s fine…

LEAH

I just hope you don’t lose a good friend after a sorry boy that might not even really want you… Cause let’s be real, you were already on the edge of losing her as a friend anyways

[SONYA STAYS QUIET THE WHOLE TIME]

TASHA

What you’re not gonna talk to me anymore Sonya?

SONYA

If I do, I’ll say something that I might regret…

TASHA

(Sinks into her seat)

Gosh you two are worse than my mom… Where is the waiter? I need a drink.

SONYA

Drinks are what got you into this mess.

INT – OUTSIDE KORI’S APARTMENT – DAY TIME

SCENE FOUR

[KORI WALKS UP TO SEE EMMETT SITTING ON THE GROUND IN FRONT OF THE DOOR, HIS HEAD IS DOWN BUT WHEN KORI WALKS UP HE RAISES IT]

EMMETT

Hey.

KORI

Um, I don’t know when Tasha is gonna get back so you should maybe give her a call…

EMMETT

I’m not here to see Tasha

KORI

Oh, did you leave something in her room?

EMMETT

Don’t make jokes…

KORI

I’m not laughing.

(Opens the door)

EMMETT

I really wanna talk to you. Please.

KORI

(Looks annoyed)

Come in

[KORI AND EMMETT WALK INTO THE APARTMENT AND KORI PUTS HER STUFF ON THE STAND NEAR THE DOOR AND THEN WALKS AND SITS ON THE COACH, EMMETT COMES AND SITS NEXTS TO HER. KORI GETS UP AND WALKS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LIVING ROOM AND SITS ON A CHAIR]

EMMETT

(Sighs)

Okay… So last night with me and Tasha…

KORI

I really don’t need the details I have a good imagination, and I honestly don’t need the explanation because we aren’t together…

EMMETT

You do. Look, I was at this club with the boys and we all saw Tasha with some people from her job. I went over to say hi and ask how you were and we started talking…

[KORI ROLLS HER EYES]

EMMETT

About you, we talked about you! Then her co-workers left, but she stayed behind and just chilled with us, and we all got a little too faded and me and Tasha shared a cab home. But in the cab i don’t know what happened or why but one thing led to the other and we…

KORI

I seriously don’t wanna hear this.

EMMETT

No babe, we just kissed. And when we got here I told the cab driver to wait ‘cause I was just gonna walk her to the door, I mean baby the girl could barely stand.

KORI

And the only thing holding you up was a wall… So…?

EMMETT

I know, it was more of the blind leading the blind, but I just wanted to make sure she was safe, and I mean I was hoping I would run into you too, so I told the driver to wait cause I was coming back down. But we get to the door and she couldn’t find her key and then you came out, and I don’t know what happened after that…

KORI

I’ll tell you, not only did you make out with my best friend and roommate in a cab, you came back to MY place “to see me” and then after you saw me you decided to have sex with in the room next to mine with my best friend, and then woke up this morning all honky dory like nothing had happen, trying to make small talk with me like I didn’t hear what was going on last night between you and my BEST FRIEND, or like we didn’t date for over a year!

[TASHA COMES UP TO THE DOOR OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT ABOUT TO OPEN IT BUT SHE HEARS EMMETT AND KORI AND SHE STOPS AND JUST LISTENS]

EMMETT

I was still a little drunk this morning, and I was expecting you to go off or do SOMETHING but you just stood there all chill, like WE DIDN’T DATE FOR OVER A YEAR, or like you didn’t care that i slept with your roommate… And YOU broke up with me remember? This would’ve never happen if we were still together because I would’ve been with you last night!

KORI

(Yells)

A WEEK AGO EMMETT! We broke up A WEEK AGO, and you were already in another girl’s bed! Don’t try and turn this around on me, you could’ve been with me last night but you chose Tasha; it just proves, I was right for ending things…

(Turns around and whispers)

I can’t even believe I wanted you back.

EMMETT

What?

 

KORI

Nothing

EMMETT

(Yells)

No Kori, don’t get all quiet on me now! Tell me that after breaking up with me for absolutely no reason you want me back because you saw me with your friend!

KORI

Saw you with my friend? You’re acting like i just happened to run into you two at lunch or something, (Yells) you had sex with her! And what do you mean? You did this to get back at me!? You had sex with Tasha to make me pay for breaking up with you?!?!

EMMETT

(Yells)

NO! MAYBE! I DON’T KNOW! But that isn’t the point, what do you mean you wanted to get back with me?

KORI

(Yells)

NO! You tell me first!

EMMETT

(Calms down)

Maybe a small part of me that was angry with you decided to do what I…to have sex with another woman, but the majority, the part that made me get so drunk was the hurt side, the side that couldn’t believe I lost you!

KORI

You couldn’t have been too hurt Emmett, you slept with my BEST FRIEND! And yeah I wanted to get back with you, I missed having you in my bed, and I missed waking up to you.

(Starts tearing up)

And I just missed you…

EMMETT

You don’t have to miss me, baby, I’m here!

(Moves toward KORI)

KORI

(Moves back, wipes her tears)

You’re here because you had sex with my roommate, you went to sleep in her bed, and woke up next to her and now you feel guilty!

EMMETT

OH MY GOD CAN WE GET OVER IT! I MADE A MISTAKE!

[TASHA LOOKS HURT AND STORMS IN, KORI LOOKS SURPRISED. EMMETT LOOKS RELIEVED.]

TASHA

(Yells)

Oh I was a mistake huh? I was a mistake that had your toes curling last night?

EMMETT

Tasha, please can we talk about that later?

TASHA

No, you can talk to me right now… If I was good enough to go to bed with, I’m good enough to sit and have a conversation with, now.

KORI

(Yells and looks at TASHA)

Are you kidding me?!

EMMETT

Baby chill (to KORI), Tasha, I know that what I did was messed up and I want to apologize to you for it. I used you and it was wrong, I am completely in love with Kori and I should have used better judgment last night. But first I need Kori to know that it was a mistake on BOTH our parts, and we know that.

TASHA

(Looks over at KORI)

Damn. Do you ever get tired of being the victim? ‘Cause I’m damn sure tired of playing the villain.

(Starts crying)

KORI

Ugh.., YOU SLEPT with my boyfriend of course you’re the villain!

TASHA

Don’t act like you’re just mad about that

KORI

I’m beyond mad, I’m livid, I’m hurt, and I’m shocked we were friends this long

TASHA

I’m shocked that after me he ran back to you

KORI

Um… Isn’t that what most of the taken and married men you sleep with do, run back to the women they actually care about?

TASHA

I don’t know… Ask most of your ex’s

(Walks to her room)

KORI

(Her mouth is completely open)

Oh no she didn’t.

(Goes towards TASHA’S room)

EMMETT

(He grabs KORI and moves her to the other side)

 I am so sorry. I was drunk, and hurt, and I made a HUGE mistake! I can’t excuse what she did but I know I was wrong. But baby if you were thinking about us getting back together please keep thinking about it, don’t let this stop us from being together. Please baby… I am truly sorry okay? I really do love you.

[KORI JUST STANDS THERE]

EMMETT

Baby

KORI

Just go…

EMMETT

(Turns to the door starts walking and turns around)

How’d we get here?

KORI

I really wish I knew

INT. – NIGHT TIME – A CLUB

SCENE FIVE

[SCENE REWINDS BACK TO A NIGHT OUT WITH KORI’S HAIR IS LONGER, TASHA HAS BANGS, SONYA, AND LEAH IS DIFFERENT AT A CLUB SITTING AT A TABLE DRINKING]

TASHA

(Looking at something yells)

DIBBS

LEAH

Wait! No fair! We didn’t say we started already!

TASHA

We start when we walk in, now DIBBS!

SONYA

(Laughs in between sipping her drink)

DIBBS on who?

TASHA

Him

(Points)

Gray button down, dark blue vest, jeans, loafers, standing in the corner with that group of guys

[ALL THE GIRLS TURN TO LOOK, LEAH SPITS OUT HER DRINK]

LEAH

I hate dibbs!

SONYA

Lord, have mercy

(Fans herself)

TASHA

Yep, and he’s mine! So…

(Adjust her shirt to make her chest poke out)

Let the games begin

[TASHA STARTS SMILING AT HIM AND DOES A GESTURE FOR HIM TO COME TO HER, HE FINALLY LOOKS AT HER GETS HIS BOYS TOGETHER TO WALK TO THEM]

EMMETT

How are you ladies doing?

TASHA

A lot better now

EMMETT

I’m Emmett.

TASHA

(Quickly puts her hand out to shake his)

Tasha

EMMETT

(Shakes her hand and then looks to Kori)

And you are?

KORI

(Looks up from her drink)

Oh… I’m Kori

EMMETT

(Stares and smiles for a moment at KORI)

It’s nice to meet you, Kori

[EMMETT keeps staring until eventually his friends nudge him]

EMMETT

My fault this is Greg, Eddie, and Hayden

TASHA

That’s Sonya and Leah

SONYA and LEAH

Hey!

EMMETT

So you ladies came to look cute, or dance?

(Says mainly to KORI)

TASHA

A little bit of both. Come on ya’ll.

[The girls get up walk to the dance floor and start dancing]

SONYA

I hate to the bearer of bad news, but ‘OL dude has only been looking at you

(Yells to KORI)

[KORI AND SONYA LOOK OVER AT THE GUYS WHO ARE STILL STANDING THERE]

KORI

The one Tasha called dibbs on?

[SONYA NODDS HER HEAD]

KORI

Nah, you’re wrong… Plus you know how seriously Tasha takes dibbs

(Laughs)

SONYA

Well if you throw enough rocks you bound to hit something

KORI

(Laughs)

You’re foolish

SONYA

And you might have just started a war with Tasha, here they come

[THE BOYS WALK OVER AND EACH ONE STARTS DANCING WITH ONE OF THE GIRLS, EMMETT WITH KORI, GREG WITH LEAH, HAYDEN WITH SONYA, EDDIE WALKS UP TO TASHA TO DANCE WITH HER BUT SHE LAUGHS AND TURNS AROUND. THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE NIGHT THE GIRLS DANCE WITH DIFFERENT GUYS BUT EMMETT AND KORI STAY TOGETHER DANCING, LAUGHING AND TALKING, TASHA LOOKS AT THEM PERIODICALLY WITH A LITTLE BIT OF ANGER IN HER FACE. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT THE GIRLS ARE WALKING OUT HOLDING HANDS (LEAH AND KORI, AND TASHA WITH SONYA) THE GIRLS ARE LAUGHING. EMMETT COMES RUNNING OUT THE CLUB. THE BOYS HE IS WITH ARE WALKING OUT SLOWLY BEHIND HIM]

EXT – NIGHT TIME – OUTSIDE THE CLUB

SCENE SIX

 

EMMETT

(Yells)

Kori

[THE GIRLS STOP AND TURN AROUND. EMMETT WALKS UP A LITTLE AND KORI MEETS HIM]

KORI

Yes?

EMMETT

You forgot to give me your number

KORI

(Points to herself)

You want my number?

EMMETT

(Laughs)

Who else?

KORI

(Looks at TASHA who’s looking down)

One of my friend’s maybe?

(Looks back at EMMETT)

EMMETT

Nah, I want you…

[KORI LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY WITH A SMILE]

EMMETT

(Smiles)

I mean your number. I want your number

KORI

Okay

[KORI SAYS HER NUMBER AND EMMETT TYPES IT INTO HIS PHONE]

EMMETT

This better be real

[KORI LAUGH AND WALKS BACK TO LEAH WHO IS HOLDING HER HAND OUT, EMMETT STANDS THERE AND WATCHES KORI WALK OFF]

EMMETT’S FRIEND

EMMETT, come on man, she’s gone!

[EMMETT STAYS FOR A LITTLE LONGER THEN WALKS OFF]

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