Christa is an acting student, but she has tried to produce a short
CHRISTA This film is so f#&king awful. I’m sorry I made you come all the way here for this.
ELLIE It’s not awful. It’s your truth. It’s just not real.
CHRISTA (recognizing the truth in it) Mmmm. And it’s really badly done. I should have just acted in something. For my thesis. I don’t know why I thought I could make a movie. It’s so dumb. I’m going to fail.
ELLIE You won’t.
CHRISTA I don’t have time to do anything. Not anything good.
ELLIE Then do something brave.
I came here because I want to be your friend again.
Ellie reaches out and puts her hand on Christa’s. Christa thinks for a moment, then slides her hand away.
CHRISTA I don’t think I can.
ELLIE You can. You just don’t want to.
CHRISTA Then I don’t want to. I did well enough without friends before you came
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