[Jenna and Christine are sitting on a bed in Jenna’s room]
Christine: I have something to tell you Jenna…but I don’t how to say it
Jenna: You could tell me anything Christine
[Takes Christine’s hands into her own] I’m here for you.
Christine: Okay, here goes, I’m sick and…I don’t if I’m ever going to get better
Jenna: What do you mean? Be more specific
Christine: I have a disease
Jenna: Which one?
Christine: The kind you get, from having unprotected sex
[Jenna takes her hand away, and stands up and walks to door and back]
Jenna: How is this possible? And…and why?!
Christine: Do you remember Todd?
Jenna: Yeah, yeah I remember him we hanged out during the summer….No, you and him.
Christine: Yeah Me and him
Jenna: But why?
[Christine gets up and turns her back towards Jenna]
Christine: I don’t know, maybe because I just wanted to get it over with. You know, not being a virgin.
Jenna: I can’t believe you, how could you do this to me?! How could you do this to yourself?!
Christine: You think I never thought about you?! Or how it would all turn out? Of course I did. I just…I was just so upset; I just didn’t want to feel like I was being left out.
Jenna: So you did it to feel included, wow
Christine: I know, it was wrong-
Jenna: You should know better Christine! About these things
Christine: I know and I’m sorry
[Jenna sits down on bed]
Jenna: Do your parents know?
Christine: Yes, Last week my parents and I went to the clinic. I’m HIV positive
Jenna: I see
[Christine sits with her]
Christine: But, some people who are HIV positive tend to live a healthy life
Jenna: You’re just saying that
Christine: But it’s true, and it’s not like my life is over
Jenna: But it sure feels that way to me
Christine: Look, this is not going to be an easy ride for me. But I told you because I know I can trust you, you’re my best friend Jenna. And I’m scared
Jenna: I know, but promise me that you would never do something just because of what people say.
Christine: Of course, I mean I promise
[Hugs Christine] That’s I’ll I want to hear
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