'Douglas wakes up one morning confronted by his girlfriend accusing him of tearing apart and molesting her favorite dolls. She thinks he did it, he thinks she did it. WTF?'
Here's everything so far:
Douglas gets into his truck and drives. He has nowhere to go, he lost his home and his woman who he's worried sick about but can't go near for risk of being thrown in jail. He punches his steering wheel, he screams and he cries.
INT - A DINGY BAR - MID-DAY
Douglas sits slumped in a bar stool, his nose bandaged sloppily, he's drunk. The bar he's in is a dive, the kind of bar you can walk into at 11 am and get drunk with a group of sad strangers in. A sombre tune plays in the background. Douglas sits; his eyes staring forward but vacant, locked on something unseen. He's lost in his thoughts, playing the last few days over and over in his head. His empty drink is refilled.
INT - A DINGY BAR -EVENING
Douglas is in the same spot hours later. Douglas' eyes sit fixated on a payphone in the corner.
INT - ABIGAIL'S HOUSE
Abigail is sitting at her coffee table, she's not alone. The police weren't lying, her face has suffered a fracture. Her eye is blackened and her cheek is swollen but in that typical Abby way, she still looks cute. Her phone rings, unknown caller. She knows it's Douglas, she tenses and then answers against her better judgement.
Why are you calling me?
What do you mean why am I calling you?
Two days ago we were in bed together. Our bed.
The police told you not to contact me.
They told me you got attacked.
Abby what happened?
Abigail doesn't answer.
Abby how did you get hit?
Abigail doesn't answer.
Abby they think it's me. Can we please talk?
No Douglas. I don't ever want to see you again.
DON'T SAY THAT. Abby, god damn it. We both know it isn't ME who hit you last night.
I love you so much Abby. How could you honestly believe I'd hit you? You KNOW I didn't. You know it.
Stay away from me.
I CAN'T Abby. You're sick and you're hurting yourself.
Abigail starts to shake. A voice calls to her.
Is that your dad?
Its Bryce. Bryce is with me, he's here to keep me safe from you.
Douglas falls silent.
You were my biggest mistake. I was so wrong about you. I am glad I found out when I did, now I want to forget you. I never want to see you again.
Abigail hangs up. Douglas holds the phone to his ear in stunned silence until the dial tone stops.
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