ASHLEY

Are you smoking?

 

BRYAN

Are you peeing?

 

ASHLEY

It’s a bathroom. 

 

BRYAN

Exactly.

 

ASHLEY

Since when did you start smoking?

 

BRYAN

Thirty-two years after you started peeing. 

 

ASHLEY

You’re only twenty eight. 

 

BRYAN

Exactly.

 

ASHLEY and BRYAN

Whatever. 

 

ASHLEY

(Yelling off)

I”m in the bathroom!

 

BRYAN

Marcus?

 

ASHLEY

(to BRYAN) Always. 

(To Marcus) Peeing! Geeze.

 

BRYAN

How is Marky Mark?

 

ASHLEY

Insane. I-I don’t know. Maybe I’m insane, I don’t know.

 

BRYAN

What do you mean you don’t know?

 

ASHLEY

The more time we spend together, it’s like, I don’t know. 

 

BRYAN

What don’t you know?

 

ASHLEY

Him. I mean it’s like, the more time I spend with him the more I know that, or I think I-I don’t know that I really know Marcus.

 

BRYAN

It’s been five years Ashley. 

 

ASHLEY 

It’s been three months. Of only Marcus. And only me. I don’t know. Where’s David?

 

BRYAN

At a protest.

 

ASHLEY

For racial injustice? 

 

BRYAN

For white guilt.

 

ASHLEY

And you don’t have that?

 

BRYAN

I have shame and it doesn’t have anything to do with being white. 

 

ASHLEY

What’s the difference between guilt and shame?

 

BRYAN

You’d have to ask my parents. 

 

ASHLEY

I thought you don’t talk to them.

 

BRYAN

Asking a question is barely talking. 

 

ASHLEY

Right. Look, I need a favor. 

 

BRYAN

Sure. Shoot. 

 

ASHLEY

I need to stay over.

 

BRYAN 

We’re in a pandemic Ashley. 

 

ASHLEY

And so I need you now more than ever. 

(to Marcus) I’m peeing!

(To Bryan) Can I stay at yours for a few days?

 

BRYAN

Ashley-

 

ASHLEY

Ok for one night? 

 

BRYAN

Ashley-

 

ASHLEY

I’ll sleep on the floor. 

 

BRYAN

No you won’t.

 

ASHLEY

Well you have a queen.

 

BRYAN

And I also have David.


 

ASHLEY

Like I said, a queen. 

 

BRYAN

A queen who isn’t giving up her spot in their bed for no one. 

 

ASHLEY

I’ll take the couch.

 

BRYAN

Babes, things haven’t been so good over here with David. I don’t know. 

 

ASHLEY

For one night. I’ll kill Marcus if I don’t get one night. 

 

BRYAN

David wants a divorce. 

 

ASHLEY

Bryan.