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Sea of Dreams (MbP)

Script By: MbP
Humor


Ace was a great guy to everyone he ever met. Some people never realized it. After Ace's wife had an affair on him for his 4th anniversary he had to go to therapy. His supervisor suggests he should find his happy place. Ace chooses his happy place to be at sea. The sea is not normal. It takes dreams in and crushes them. Ace gets shipwrecked then tries to get back to any land of any type.


Submitted:Dec 21, 2011    Reads: 33    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   


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EXT. STREET-MORNING

A man with a big package in his hands is walking down the street whistling a happy tune. He acknowledges a passerby. He halts and waits for the man. He is ACE.

ACE

Good morning, Mr. B. How is your morning going so far?

MR. B.

Great! What's with the package buddy?

ACE

It is me and the Mrs. anniversary today. This is her present. Shh. Don't tell.

MR. B.

I won't Ace.

ACE continues to walk down the street. He whistles a little more than starts to sing amongst himself.

ACE

To my beautiful bride. With a present for her.

A small boy comes up to ACE and begs. He is an orphan, homeless boy.

ORPHAN BOY

Please sir, spare me some change.

ACE

Some change! Ha! I can't spare change to a little boy like you. I'll spare you some much more money than change. Ha!

ACE places the box down and pulls out his wallet.

ACE

Would 100 dollars do?

ORPHAN BOY

Oh yes sir! Thank you very much sir. God bless you sir.

ACE hands over the money.

ACE

Now don't go spending this on something stupid. Go and by yourself and your friends a feast. I'll pay you again tomorrow if you'd come here again.

ORPHAN BOY

Oh yes Sir!

ACE

Now run along.

ORPHAN BOY

Thank you sir!

OPHAN BOY runs off happy. ACE picks his package up again and a formal woman comes up to him.

FORMAL WOMAN

How much did you give that little boy? Because from my eyes over there I was pretty sure you gave him 100 dollars.

ACE

I did, ma'am.

FORMAL WOMAN

Why?

ACE

Well, I believe it was the right thing to do. He needs the money more than I do. I have unneeded money in my pockets.

FORMAL WOMAN

Well, maybe you would be so kind to donate to the Cancer Hospital?

FORMAL WOMAN shows ACE a pamphlet.

FORMAL WOMAN

The money would help find a cure to cancer.

ACE

You had me at donate. How much do you suggest I donate? 100? 200? Oh! I have an idea.

ACE whispers in her ear.

FORMAL WOMAN

My goodness me! You would donate that much?

ACE

Well it is for charity. So, is it a deal?

FORMAL WOMAN

Oh yes! An offer like that could really help.

ACE sets down the package again. Then he writes FORMAL WOMAN a check and hands it to her.

ACE

Have a nice day! Tell the cancer people I wish them luck!

FORMAL WOMAN leaves proudly.

EXT. AN APARTMENT BUILDING

ACE goes to the door and sets down the package. He searches around his pockets (for his keys) but he doesn't seem to find what he was looking for. He sighs.

ACE

Gre-ate! Locked out again!

ACE looks up and notices an open window, his window. He thinks for a minute, and then is regretful. He sits down on the steps. There is a tree leading up to a ledge over the steps. He looks at the tree.

ACE

If only I didn't have this present.

ACE looks at the tree again.

ACE

Forget it.

ACE picks the package up and jogs over to the tree. He wedges the package between two branches. He climbs up a little then takes the package and wedges it between two different branches. The package becomes loose and it falls to the ground. We hear the sound of broken glass in the package.

ACE

Oh no!

ACE falls out of the tree and lands on his backside. He sits up suddenly and turns to the package. He crawls over to it and shakes it. We hear shattered glass.

ACE

Oh no. The first year I remember our anniversary and I break her present. She'll understand.

ACE gets off the ground glumly. He feels his back pockets and his keys are there.

ACE

Really?

He takes the keys out of his pocket and heads back to the door with the package under his left arm.

ACE

You are one bad dude.

He opens the door and heads in.

INT. APARTMENT LOBBY

The lobby woman looks up at ACE and talks to him.

SELVIA

Good afternoon, Ace. How goes your day?

ACE

Great until now. It's not you. My present for my wife broke as I was outside.

SELVIA

Ace, your wife went up to your part not too long ago with another man.

ACE

That can't be correct. She must have been with her brother.

SELVIA

For the past two weeks she has been doing that. And every time they were holding hands or had their arms around each other. I'm sorry but I think she is having an affair on you.

ACE

She couldn't have done something like that. Today is our anniversary.

SELVIA

Well, have a good day.

ACE

See you later.

SELVIA

Bye Ace.

ACE goes to the elevator and pushes the button. The elevator comes down and ACE enters.

INT. ELEVATOR-DAY

ACE shifts his on his weight. He impatiently looks at the numbers. He pushes the button with a 3 on it. The elevator closes. ACE paces around the elevator and it stops at the 2nd floor. The doors open and a man with a big pot belly enters. ACE and the other man look at each other nervously and turn away. The elevator goes to the 3rd floor.

ACE

Finally!

ACE exits before the doors fully open. The doors close and ACE runs to his room. He takes his keys out and the door opens before he puts his keys in. A man stands before him.

ACE

You must be the man who my wife is having an affair with.

THEO

That's me.

ACE

Please come on in and take a seat.

THEO

Okay.

THEO walks back into the house and ACE follows.

INT. APARTMENT ROOM ON 3RD FLOOR

ACE

Happy Anniversary honey!

ACE puts the package down.

CHRISTA

Ace! What are you doing home so early?

ACE

I came home early so we could be together. But it's very shameful to come home to my wife with another man.

He talks to THEO.

Would you like something to drink?

THEO sits down on the chair.

THEO

Let's go with a cup of coffee.

ACE

Right away. Now may I ask you your name?

THEO

Theo J. Kingston is my name.

ACE

Crista, will you please come to the kitchen with me?

CRISTA and ACE go to the kitchen.

CRISTA

You're not mad?

ACE

Of course not. I'm just sad that you did it. Well, it was bound to happen one way or another.

CRISTA

I did it because you are too nice. I'm tired of you being so nice to me. I wanted you to yell at me. Or show some type of anger. Theo is not afraid to yell at me or hit me.

ACE

Well, you do know that being mean weakens the sole.

CRISTA

But I love it so much.

ACE

That's not very healthy. Abuse is a serious matter.

CRISTA

Way too nice of a guy you are.

ACE

I'm not nice it is natural.

ACE pulls a cup out of the cabinet and pours the coffee.

CRISTA

I could give you another chance if you yell at me once.

ACE

I'm sorry no.

ACE leaves and gives the coffee to THEO.

ACE

Enjoy Mr. Kingston.

THEO takes the coffee. Then ACE runs out of the apartment and down the stairs and to the lobby.

INT. APARTMENT LOBBY

ACE

You were right. She was cheating on me.

SELVIA

Do you need a hug?

ACE

Yes I very much will.

SELVIA steps out from the counter and goes to ACE and hugs him.

SELVIA

She's not good enough for you.

SELVIA releases ACE.

SELIVA

She just doesn't realize how great of a guy you are. She doesn't appreciate you. You are a better person than she is. You are a nice guy while she is a cheating girl. Don't be upset. She wasn't worth it.

ACE

Thank you Selvia for your comforting words.

SELVIA

So where are you going to stay tonight?

ACE

I don't know.

SELVIA

Well you can stay with me if you need a place to stay. We could watch a movie and drink hot cocoa.

ACE

Thank you.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. SELVIA'S HOUSE- NIGHT

SELVIA and ACE are sitting on the couch in front of the TV. SELVIA and ACE are in pajamas. They are watching the movie

SELVIA

I love this movie.

ACE

Well, its defiantly a good one. It reminds me of Crista though.

SELVIA

I'm sorry. Do you want me to turn it off?

ACE

You say you love it so don't bother.

SELVIA turns the TV off with the remote.

SELVIA

So, talk about something. Besides Crista for a change.

ACE

I'm going to get a psychiatrist because I need deep advice.

SELVIA

I can give you that for free.

ACE

Alright but I'm going to have to talk about Crista.

SELVIA

Go ahead.

ACE

What should I do with the whole Crista situation?

SELVIA

I think the best thing to do is forget about her and find your happy place.

ACE

I donated a big wade of cash to the cancer treatment thing.

SELVIA

That's nice. My cousin has cancer.

ACE

That's bad. What type of cancer? I must ask if it's not too personal?

SELVIA

He has bone cancer. Don't be so upset about Crista! She doesn't know a great husband even if you're standing right in front of her!

ACE

I'm not upset about that anymore.

SELVIA

Then what are you upset about?

ACE

I don't know where my happy place is. Give me suggestions.

SELVIA

My happy place is in a forest alone. All you have to do is think of things that make you happy.

ACE

I like oceans and boats.

SELVIA

That's what you should do! Take a cruise or something on sea. It is as simple as that.

ACE

Hmm. Maybe that would make me happy?

ACE hops off the couch and points a finger at SELVIA.

ACE

(He talks like a pirate) Shiver me timbers! I be a pirate

SELVIA

Arrgh!

ACE grabs a blanket.

ACE

Arrgh! Shall we set up the sail?

SELIVA

Yes, captain!

ACE

Excuse me?

SELVIA

I mean Arrgh!

ACE

That's more me like it.

ACE throws the blanket over the couch and table making a fort. He crawls into the fort.

ACE

Come on matte!

SELVIA

Arrgh!

SELVIA crawls under the blanket.

SELVIA

Shall we set sail captain?

ACE

Yes! Set sail to the Pacific Ocean! The seas are calm there. To the Pacific!

SELVIA

To the Pacific Ocean! Do you have a boat Ace?

ACE

It's captain Ace!

SELVIA

Yes Sir Captain Ace! Do you have an idea of what to do?

ACE

Arrgh! We'll rob land lovers of their precious gold.

SELVIA

I matte.

ACE crawls out of the fort and points a finger to SELVIA's bedroom.

ACE

Land ho!

ACE runs into SELVIA's bedroom. SELVIA comes in and jumps on the bed.

SELVIA

I spot gold Captain Ace!

ACE

Where?

SELVIA

Come up to the bird's nest and I'll show you!

ACE jumps on the bed with SELVIA.

ACE

Where matte?

SELVIA

There!

SELVIA pushes ACE down and then jumps off the bed. She sits down in a nearby chair.

ACE

You little traitor. You have betrayed your captain. Now we fight.

ACE jumps out of the bed and throws a pillow at SELVIA. She stands up and hits ACE with the pillow. ACE grabs another pillow and hits SELVIA with his. They have a pillow fight.

SELVIA

(She shouts) You'll never win!

ACE

I made you what you are today. I can destroy you as easily.

ACE hits SELVIA in the face with his pillow then SELVIA pretends to be hurt. She falls and fake cries. ACE kneels by her.

ACE

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you! Are you okay?

SELVIA hits ACE in the face with her pillow.

SELVIA

Ha! Ha! I faked crying. It's a pillow! That didn't hurt. Got you!

ACE

Oh you got me!

SELVIA

I got you good too. Enough of our restless behavior. It is time to go to bed. You and I have work tomorrow.

ACE

I don't have work tomorrow.

SELVIA

Well, I do Mr. Big TV Producer. I'll yell at Crista for being mindless.

SELVIA and ACE stand up.

ACE

Please don't do that. It's not her fault. It's my fault.

SELVIA

I'm not going to yell at her for you. I'm going to yell at her for me.

ACE

Yelling is not very nice.

SELVIA

You're the nice guy not me. You can sleep on my bed if you want to. The couch is very uncomfortable. I wouldn't want my guest to feel not cozy.

ACE

No. No. I can sleep there. I don't mind.

SELVIA

Are you sure?

ACE

Yes I'm sure. I'm more than sure. I'm positive.

SELVIA puts her hand on ACE's back and leads him to the living room.

SELVIA

Sit down and I'll go get you some blankets.

ACE sits down then SELVIA goes to a closet to get a pillow and blankets.

ACE

Next week I'm going to try and get a boat so I can sail out.

SELVIA

Why next week? The sooner the better. Right? My uncle has a boat he never uses maybe he'll let you use that.

ACE

If you can get that deal that would be great. Do you think he would go for it?

SELVIA

Oh yeah! He has been trying to get rid of that boat for years.

ACE

Is there something wrong with it?

SELVIA

Oh no. The boat is very nice and clean.

SELVIA comes back with the blankets. She places the pillow down on the couch. Then tosses the blankets over ACE.

SELVIA

My uncle is a germ freak so he always was cleaning it every time I went to see him. I guess no one wants a boat in Kentucky. He would be grateful to give you the boat for a cheap price or even free.

ACE

That would be oh so kind.

SELVIA

If he does say yes then I can drive down there and pick it up for you.

ACE lays down on the couch.

ACE

Thank you Sel. Thank you for letting me stay, cheering me up, and helping me find my happy place.

SELVIA

It's not a problem. That's what I'm here for. Goodnight.

ACE

Night Selvia.

SELVIA turns the lights off and footsteps are heard walking away.

FADE OUT

FADE IN:

EXT. APARTMENT PARKING LOT- MORNING

It has been a couple weeks later. ACE and SELVIA are walking around the parking lot.

ACE

So, what is it you wanted to show me?

SELVIA

Well, I called my Uncle up.

ACE

What did he say about the whole situation?

SELVIA

He said he would think about it. After a couple of days he called me back. He said no.

ACE

I kind of saw that happening.

SELVIA

But…but I persuaded him. And he finally said yes!

ACE

Really?

SELVIA

Yea! That's what I have to show you!

SELVIA motions to the big boat parked in a parking space.

ACE

That's the boat!

ACE runs to the boat and climbs on it. SELVIA watches ACE explore his boat.

SELVIA

Do you like it?

ACE

Like it? I love it!

ACE hangs over the edge of the rail.

ACE

Well, what are you waiting for? Do you want to come on or what?

SELVIA walks to the boat.

SELVIA

It is your boat now.

ACE

Come on up.

SELVIA climbs on the boat.

SELVIA

This is pretty cool. You even have a bed and a bathroom down in the second half.

ACE

Really? This is a joke right?

SELVIA

Not at all, Ace. My uncle gave you this for free. No payment at all.

ACE walks to SELVIA and hugs her.

ACE

Thank you so much!

ACE releases SELVIA then jumps to the wheel.

SELVIA

I'm glad you like it. Wait til' you get to sea.

ACE

I know this is awesome.

SELVIA

Ace, I have to tell you something personal.

ACE

Go ahead and tell me.

SELVIA

Well…

CRISTA comes up to the boat and pats it.

CRISTA

Why did you buy a boat?

ACE

I didn't buy it.

CRISTA climbs up the boat and hands ACE some papers.

ACE

What's this?

CRISTA

I need you to sign the divorce forms. Selvia.

SELVIA

Crista. Ace is trying to find his happy spot right now. So, you should probably leave.

CRISTA

Make me.

ACE

Please don't get into a fight.

CRISTA

Ace, are you still staying at Selvia's house?

ACE

Yes. She has been kind enough to let me stay there.





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