Drawing the Sky

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Procrastination has brought Vanessa to having to finish an art project by tomorrow, but can she do this when the annoying Cory comes to bother her?

Submitted: October 18, 2018

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FADE IN:


EXT. PARK - DAY


VANESSA (20) sits on a blanket as she looks up at the sky. She holds a pencil in one hand and has a sketchpad on her lap.


VANESSA

Come on, sky, give me something.

She stares at the clouds above, then looks down at the blank sketchpad. She gives an exasperated sigh, then glances up again.


CORY (O.S.)

Vanessa!
She turns and sees CORY (21) running towards her, pencils and a drawing pad in his hands. He’s smiling. 

VANESSA

Heyyy.
She turns away, her face a mixture of annoyance and worry. Cory sits next to her, not bothering to ask.

CORY


Take it you’re doing the project now, too?

VANESSA

Better now than later.

CORY

There is no later! It’s due tomorrow!
He laughs to himself, but she doesn’t join. He quiets down after seeing his joke has not stricken her. He opens his pad and immediately begins to draw.

CORY (CONT'D)

Y’know, I’ve been thinking, ‘Nessa... Can I call you that? Nessa? Everyone else does.

VANESSA

Sure...

CORY (CONT'D)


Well, like, I was thinking about you the other day.
He pauses.

CORY (CONT'D)

I mean, not you, but-


VANESSA

-Cory, get on with it.

CORY

Well, I was thinking of what to draw, and I thought of you. Like, in class you were saying something about angels in the heavens or something like that.

VANESSA

Yeah, that’s what I was going to draw, but the sky-

CORY

-Isn’t the heavens. I know, I got that. I noticed that too, ‘cause I came out here last week to do this and I just hated that it didn’t even-

VANESSA

-If you came out here last week, then why are you here talking to me about it now?
He stops, then glances away.

CORY

I, uh. Look at this.
He turns his drawing pad to her. It’s a beautiful picture of her with the sky in the background. It looks professional. Vanessa is in awe.

CORY (CONT'D)

It’s only a pencil sketch. I’m not going to hand it in. I know how creepy it is, but... I just wanted to show you it.
He gives the pad to her. She can’t take her eyes off of the drawing.

CORY (CONT'D)

I hope you don’t hate it. I spent a long time on it... But I understand if you hate me... I just wanted to show you. 


VANESSA

Cory, this is amazing. Thank you.
He smiles.

CORY

You can keep it if you want. Burn it or whatever your heart desires. 

VANESSA

I’d never burn this.
She looks at him.

VANESSA

Do you have anything else for the project?
He shrugs. 

CORY

That’s why I’m out here. 
She smiles.

VANESSA

Professor Barker would think this was pretty weird for you to hand in... I’ll keep it though. Thank you.
Vanessa takes the picture out of his pad and gives the pad back to him. Cory begins to awkwardly get up. 

CORY

Well, I guess I’ll leave you be so you can work on the project.

VANESSA

No, it’s cool if you stay, Cory. You have to work on it too.

CORY

I just wanted to give you the-

VANESSA

-Cory, it’s okay.
He smiles and sits back down. He looks up at the sky and starts to sketch immediately.
Vanessa glances at him for a second as he draws. She grins and gazes up at the sky. 
She brings the pencil to the pad.
FADE TO BLACK.

 


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