Brett and Susan have never met before. They have been chatting online
Brett: (cont’d) You sound different than I imagined. (beat) I know this is a little...odd.
Susan: That was pretty stupid Brett.
Brett: Yeah. Probably. I just know the holidays can be tough. For both of us.
Susan: Are you alright?
Brett: Yeah. Yeah, I’m okay.
Brett: What about you? You doin’ okay? I’ve been worried about you.
Susan: Yeah. I’m... good.
Brett: I don’t believe you.
Susan: I have to get back to the house.
Brett: You just got here. You can’t spare a few minutes.
Susan: (curt) No, I really can’t. (beat) I’m sorry. This doesn’t work.
Brett: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to make it weird.
Susan: No, I’m making it weird now.
An awkward silence. Brett reaches into his pocket and pulls out a Blackberry. He types a brief text message and tentatively
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