Cathy and Chris have been assigned to perform a dramatic
CATHY: I’m glad we’re going to be working together.
CHRIS: I haven’t agreed to d-do it yet.
CATHY: But you will—right?
CHRIS: Like I said, I’ll think about it. (beat) See ya.
CATHY: I’ll walk with you.
(THEY both move towards the classroom door, and bump into each other.)
CATHY: Oops—‘scuse me.
CHRIS: (Irritably) Go ahead.
CATHY: You know, Chris, if you don’t want to work with me just say no.
CHRIS: I didn’t say that. I just said I was g-gonna think about it.
CATHY: It’s what you’re not saying . . . and how you’re saying it.
CHRIS: That doesn’t make any sense.
CATHY: If you don’t like the kids in Speech & Debate—why’d you join?
CHRIS: My mom made me j-join. I can’t play f-football anymore since I hurt my back, and she says I have to have some activity.
CATHY: But if
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