More Than Meets The
Jai is actually a female who disguises
herself as a boy and her/his secret has been unintentionally
revealed to Ruby, who previously walked in on Jai getting
changed. Ruby was utterly shocked but now that she has calmed
down, she wants to talk things out with Jai.
INT. The kitchen of Leah's
Ruby is sitting at
the table, while Jai stands at the sink with
her/his back to Ruby.
Ruby (unable to
look at Jai)
What makes you think you can get away
I'm not trying to get away with
Well why are you doing this then?
It's just who I am now. You've got no
looking at Jai)
What about Annie? She thinks you're a
What about everyone?! They all think the
How can you do this to her? You're her
boyfriend, or girlfriend or whatever. She's going to be so…
Ruby, stop. Listen, you don't understand
what I've been through.
Ruby (standing up,
And that gives you the right to lie
about your gender to everyone, even your own girlfriend, does
I'm not lying. No one even suspected, it
wasn't until you-
So because everyone expected you to tell
the truth, it's okay? It's not being someone you aren't?
Just let me explain. <Pause> Okay,
I know that it was wrong to pretend I was a guy, but you have no
idea what it's like to be an orphan in Thailand. Especially a
girl orphan. I knew I didn't have a chance unless I disguised
myself as a boy and tried to get a job in a sweatshop. Boys get
paid decent money and I'd at least be able to feed myself.
Okay but that doesn't-
I lost everything in that wave Ruby; my
house, my family, any records of my birth. I could start all over
and no one would ever know who I was before. When Miles took me
in, he knew me as Jai, the male orphan,
I couldn't just tell him I was really a girl. He'd think I was
lying about everything.
Miles is a good guy, he'd understand if
you just told him the whole story.
I've just been Jai the boy for so long…
I'm used to him.
Ruby (puts a hand
on Jai's shoulder)
I think you should tell Miles, and just
come clean about everything.
I guess. When the time's right I
How are you going to tell Annie?
Annie is suddenly
present in the doorway.
Tell me what?
Jai exchange worried, confused
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