Daily Dialogue: Burned Bridge, Scorched Earth, Twisted Blade

Emma
Thanks for coming.

Jillian
You big doof, why wouldn’t I come?

Emma
I thought you’d be too busy. With all the time I’ve spent working lately, I’d hate to think that you’ve been doing nothing but waiting by the phone.

Jillian
I love you, so I always make time for you. And me waiting by the phone doesn’t count if it’s always in my pocket.

Emma
Heh, I guess not.

Jillian
I missed you.

Emma
I missed you, too.

Jillian
No, I REALLY missed you.

Emma
I can tell.

Jillian
How?

Emma
The knobs of your radio are poking through your shirt.

Jillian
What’re you…

Emma
And it’s not cold.

Jillian
Oh. Oh! Thanks, breasts. Betrayers.

Emma
They can’t really betray if you told me you REALLY missed me.

Jillian
When have I ever made sense?

Emma
You have your moments.

Jillian
Wanna tune my radios? Ugh, being horny makes people say stupid shit.

Emma
Not right now.

Jillian
Oh. How’s work been?

Emma
Good. Actually, great. I’ve gotten a lot done.

Jillian
I’m glad, and you better had. You’ve been basically ignoring me for a while. And everyone else. But I’m more important.

Emma
Yeah, you are.

Jillian
You seem tense.

Emma
Do I?

Jillian
Uh, yeah. Just a little.

Emma
Oh. I just have something to say, something important to say, and I’m not sure how you’ll react.

Jillian
(Is she gonna propose?) You can tell me anything, Emma. You know that.

Emma
Yeah.

Jillian
And I’ll still love you.

Emma
…yeah.

Jillian
And you’ll still love me.

Emma
It’s a nice night, isn’t it?

Jillian
No, this is Chicago. A moratorium is on “nice.”

Emma
Was that a pun?

Jillian
Could be.

Emma
Good one.

Jillian
Thank you, thank you. So, why are you bringing up the night?

Emma
Distracting myself to happen upon bravery.

Jillian
You can tell me anything… ask me anything. You know that.

Emma
Yeah.

Jillian
You could even kneel. If you wanted to.

Emma
O… k.

Jillian
(She’s gonna propose!) Does that feel better?

Emma
My knee hurts, but I guess the pain’ll make me say what I need to say, right?

Jillian
Or ask what you wanna ask.

Emma
Or whatever.

Jillian
(Yes.) Well… Go ahead.

Emma
I’m leaving you.

Jillian
Heh. Wh-what?

Emma
I’m leaving you, Jillian.

Jillian
Heh heh. Heh.

Emma
Why are you laughing?

Jillian
Hahahahahahaha!

Emma
Stop laughing.

Jillian
But this is so fucked up!

Emma
This isn’t easy for me. You could see that.

Jillian
I thought you were… you were gonna propose to me.

Emma
Why?

Jillian
Because we love each other, bitch! And things were going so well for you with work! Are you… Are you cheating on me?

Emma
No! I’ve only been with you.

Jillian
Do you still love me?

Emma
Yes.

Jillian
Then why the fuck are you leaving me?!

Emma
Because I love work more, and I can’t serve two masters.

Jillian
I NEVER tried taking you from work!

Emma
I know.

Jillian
I have been NOTHING but supportive to you!

Emma
I know.

Jillian
Then tell me, please, what the fuck have I done to push you away!

Emma
You gave me another future.

Jillian
What the fuck does that mean?!

Emma
A while ago, I thought about what life would be like with you in the long-term. We would have a fantastic life together, but my love for you would take me away from work. You wouldn’t mean to. You wouldn’t even notice. But my life would slowly be more about you than work. And I would grow to hate you. I couldn’t live that way. I looked at work, what I want to accomplish, and put every potential obstacle in the way, in my mind. Including you. I would let nothing stop me from getting what I want. Including you.

Jillian
You fucking bitch. Why did it never cross your mind to ASK ME how I felt? We could’ve figured out something, damnit! We could’ve taken a break until you were in a better place.

Emma
And turn you into an affectionate booty call? I respect you too much for that.

Jillian
You think all I’d wanna do is fuck? Fuck you!

Emma
You always wanna fuck, Jillian. You’re practically a nymphomaniac.

Jillian
Fuck you! Fuck! You!

Emma
I know you’re angry.

Jillian
Fuck you.

Emma
I was angry at myself, too. From when I made my decision ’til now, probably forever.

Jillian
Fuck you.

Emma
But I’d rather live this life of you hating me, because I know I’ll be successful.

Jillian
Fuck you.

Emma
Is that all you have to say?

Jillian
I never wanna see you again.

Emma
Don’t worry, you won’t.

Jillian
I’m gonna come by in two days to get my stuff.

Emma
Don’t bother. Your stuff’s in the box over there, and I’ve changed the locks.

Jillian
Fuck you.

Emma
I know you won’t believe this, but you’ll get over me and have a fantastic life. That’s all I can tell you to make the pain go away. Goodbye, Jillian Harris.

Jillian
Fuck you. (Please come back…)

A woman breaks up with her gal because the former wants to be successful

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