Free Scenes - Romeo and Juliet, Part 3

From The Magic Hour

4 A.M. Juliet’s bedroom. Pebbles like before. Juliet sits upright, then goes to open the window. As she opens it, Romeo literally climbs in. He’s got a basket strapped to his back.

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Are you crazy?


If my parents hear you-

I don’t care.
(Unpacking sandwiches and containers:)
I should’ve done this a year ago. There’s chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad, cold pasta with peppers, feta and cherry tomatoes.

There’s no words for what my dad is gonna do to you.

I put grapes and walnuts in the chicken salad, ‘cause I know you like them.

You made all this?

Uh huh.

I didn’t even know you cooked.

There’s this kid who cooks in the home ec room after school while the teacher sits at her desk. He doesn’t know I watch him.

I’ve never had grapes in chicken salad before. Or walnuts.

You should. I really should talk to him sometime, and thank him for all the recipes.

Bring it all to lunch and we’ll-

All we do is have safe lunches, send safe texts-

I love the texts you send me.

And I love yours. But it’s been 14 months, and I’m never the guy who stands under your window blasting Peter Gabriel songs on a boombox and making a grand gesture.

You don’t need to make a grand gesture.

I do. I’ve already done all the little ones.

Why isn’t that enough?

It’s just...not.


Somebody’s awake.

I brought extra sandwiches. And brownies.

My dad loves brownies.

I know.

But my mom hates-

(Pulling out a container:)
Mini fruit tarts for your mom.

My mom will love - you really made all these?

(Romeo nods. Beat. There’s a definite sound of someone waking up and heading this way. Juliet looks one way and then the other.)

Oh no. Quick - out the window. I’ll cover this-

(Grabbing her to stop her:)
We’ve got this.

(They turn to face what’s coming as the lights dim on them.)
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