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FADE IN: EXT. NEW YORK STREET - DAY ON SCREEN: Four days to Christmas. It's Christmas in New York. The streets are buzzing with the holiday spirit. The never ending traffic. The push and shove on the sidewalk. A wailing sirens. The bitter cold. SIDEWALK Ronny (29) holds hand with Bonny (28). They window shop. Ronny has a red scarf around his neck. Bonny wares a fur coat. INT. CAFE - DAY Ronny and Bonny seat themselves by the window. RONNY (very think British accent) It's blasted cold. BONNY Are you making excuses for wearing that ridiculous colored scarf? RONNY You don't like my scarf? BONNY It's the color. It doesn't match anything else you're wearing. A waiter comes. WAITER Hello. You guys know what you want? BONNY Yeah... I'll have a... Ronny looks at her. RONNY ...She'll have an Irish coffee with plenty of the Irish. And I'll have a double cappuccino. The waiter jots on his book. Then walks away. BONNY You are a true gentleman you know. RONNY I try to be. Ronny turns to a passing waitress. RONNY (CONT'D) Excuse me ma'am. The waitress looks at him. RONNY (CONT'D) Where's the loo? The waitress looks at him dumbfounded. She rolls a giant piece of pink gum in her mouth. WAITRESS Where's the what? BONNY The restrooms. The waitress hesitates a second. BONNY (CONT'D) The John. The can. The porcelain throne... The tinkle box. WAITRESS (points) Behind me to the right. RONNY Thanks. Ronny stands up. He looks back at Bonny. RONNY (CONT'D) The tinkle box? They laugh. He walks away. INT. CAFE - LATER ON Ronny and Bonny sit at the table. They watch the world go by. BONNY We are gonna have to work on your accent. RONNY What's wrong with my accent? I speak real English. BONNY What do we speak then? RONNY American. It's a dialect of English. A high-pitched, twanging slang. BONNY Try and say that fast. Bonny picks up a water bottle. BONNY (CONT'D) Okay. What do you call this? RONNY A Bottle. BONNY (mimicking his accent) Bo-til. She giggles. BONNY (CONT'D) The other day you called the garage a Gair-ige. RONNY We had the bloody language first, so we can call it whatever we like... Okay little miss hot stuff. BONNY (with accent) Okay, hot stuff. EXT. STREET - DAY Ronny and Bonny stand in front of the cafe. RONNY (trying to do an American accent) Okay hot stuff. Let's get us a cab. Ronny steps off the sidewalk. He hails a cab. The cab whizzes past him. RONNY (CONT'D) Twit. Bonny looks at him. She smiles. BONNY (best English accent she can do) I love you Ronny. Ronny turns facing her. RONNY That's was okay. Let me hear it again. BONNY I LOVE YOU RONNY. RONNY That's sounds good in any language. She is beautiful in this light. He takes the scarf off. He wraps it around her neck and pulls her towards him. RONNY (CONT'D) If the blasted chaps in the yellow cars aren't gonna stop then I'm going to kiss you till they do. We could be here all day my dear. BONNY Let the blasted chaps fly by. They embrace. Ronny pulls away. RONNY You're freezing. You want my scarf? BONNY No. I have this Mink to keep me warm. RONNY My mum made this for me you know? BONNY Your MUM? RONNY Oh... leave it along already would you? We need a cab. Ronny wraps the scarf back around his neck. He steps off the sidewalk. RONNY (CONT'D) I can't get used to the cars going in the wrong direction. He hails a cab. He looks back at her. RONNY (CONT'D) You never told me what you wanted for Christmas. BONNY I haven't thought about Christmas this year. RONNY Why's that? BONNY I got you. Another cab races past. RONNY Wanker. What's with these people? Ronny looks across the street. He sees a jewelry store. RONNY (CONT'D) Hey lets cross over to the jewelry store. Ronny steps off the sidewalk. He looks the wrong way up the street. The coast is clear. He walks out into the road. Bonny screams... A speeding bus... Tires screeching... She dives after him. It's to late. Smack. The bus hits him. Ronny flies ten feet and lands in a bloody heap. Bonny runs to his side. The scarf flies off and lands in the gutter. EXT. INTERSECTION Bonny sits on her knees next to Ronny. Cars stops around them creating a circle of parked cars and trucks. Blood gushes from Ronny's head and stomach. People come out of the cafe. Bonny looks around. She hysterical. She tries to wipe the blood of his face. BONNY Ronny. Oh... Please don't die. Bonny looks up. BONNY (CONT'D) Someone call 911. She cries. She holds his hand. Ronny eyes twitch. BONNY (CONT'D) Ronny. They're coming for you. You're gonna be fine. You hear me. Don't die. Ronny coughs. He chokes on his blood. He shivers. BONNY (CONT'D) Oh God, please help us. She takes her jacket off and puts it on him. RONNY The blasted roads here... His eyes slowly vacating. She squeezes his hand. He responds to the pressure. Mustering his last strength. RONNY (CONT'D) You... (chokes) You never told me what you wanted for... BONNY (a perfect English accent) I want to die with you. She didn't mean to have the accent. He almost smiles. His eyes shut. He dies. Bonny looks up to the sky. She screams. EXT. STREET - LATER ON Bonny stands on the sidewalk. She's covered in blood. She looks down. The scarf in the gutter covered in blood. She picks it up. Presses it to her face. She sobs. She sits on the sidewalk. INT. BONNY'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY ON SCREEN: Three days to Christmas. Bonny rolls over. The morning light comes through the drapes radiating her face. The scarf is around her neck. She looks at it. EXT. CAFE SIDEWALK - DAY The city goes on as normal. Bonny walks though the crowds in silent desperation. She pulls the scarf from under her jacket. She steps off the sidewalk in the exact spot that Ronny did earlier. She stands inches from speeding cars. The wind blows the scarf and her hair. She walks into on coming traffic. Cars whizz past, honking. She's in the middle of the road, unharmed... dazed as she spins around. A bus comes towards her... She braces for impact... Instead, she goes through the bus. The bus passes. She stands there unharmed. She walks towards the traffic. She's invisible. She looks up to the sky. BONNY Let me go Ronny. I want to be with you. EXT. AIRPLANE - DAY The side of the plane says British airways. INT. AIRPLANE - DAY ON SCREEN: Two days to Christmas. Bonny sits on a nearly empty airplane. The scarf is around her neck. A stewardess walks to her. STEWARDESS Hello. BONNY Hello. STEWARDESS Going home for the holiday? BONNY No. STEWARDESS You want to talk to someone? Bonny looks at her. STEWARDESS (CONT'D (CONT'D) I see a lot of sad faces this time of year. You alright? BONNY My fiancee died yesterday. STEWARDESS (heartfelt) I'm so sorry. BONNY He was from London. I am from New York. I'm going back for the funeral. EXT. LONDON - CEMETARY - DAY Bonny watching the casket being lowered into the grave. A older woman MARGARET (66) comes to her. MARGARET Are you Bonny? BONNY Yes. You are Margaret? MARGARET Yes. Bonny hugs her. MARGARET (CONT'D) I don't know you. But I know my son loved you very much. He talked about you all the time. Bonny sobs uncontrollably. MARGARET (CONT'D) Oh... You must be strong dear. BONNY I didn't want to meet you for the first time like this. MARGARET I know. (pause) You'll all I have now. BONNY (looks up at her) What? MARGARET First my husband one year ago. Now my son. My son loved you. You must stay with me. Margaret notices the scarf around her neck. MARGARET (CONT'D) I made that scarf for him. Did he give it to you? BONNY No. He was wearing it in the accident. I found it that night in the gutter. It still has his blood on it. She holds it crying. BONNY (CONT'D) Minutes before the accident I was giving him trouble about it. I said that I hated it. Now I love it. MARGARET Please keep it then. BONNY Thank you. MARGARET Lets go home Bonny. I'll make you some tea and we'll get to know each other. The two walk away. INT. MARGARET'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - MORNING ON SCREEN: One day to Christmas. Bonny wakes up. She puts on a jacket. She walks out the door quietly. MARGARET'S BEDROOM Margaret hears the door opening. She listens to the footsteps descending down the hallway. Margaret gets up and looks out the window. EXT. LONDON STREET - DAY Bonny stands in front of the apartment. She wraps the scarf around her neck. She walks into traffic. Just as before in America the cars whizz past her honking. She is unharmed. A hobo on a bike watches her with his jaw dropped. She walks down the street. The hobo mounts his bicycle and follows her. She turns around. BONNY What do you want? The hobo stares dumbfounded. BONNY (CONT'D) Why are you following me? HOBO Are you an Angel? BONNY No. I'm afraid not. The hobo gets up close to her. HOBO Well, you like one to me. BONNY I assure you. I'm not an Angel. HOBO I just saw you playing in traffic. BONNY I'm in a terrible rush this morning. I couldn't wait for it. HOBO Yes, but how? BONNY My scarf. I think. HOBO The scarf protects you? BONNY It is my lovers scarf. He died two days ago in a car accident. It still has his blood on it. It has made me immortal and gave me a strange accent. HOBO May I hold it. BONNY No. INT. MARGARET'S APARTMENT - MORNING ON SCREEN: Christmas day. Bonny wakes up. She climbs out of bed. She pulls on her scarf. INT. HALLWAY Bonny walks down the hallway to Margaret's room. She knocks. MARGARET Come in Bonny. Bonny opens the door. She walks in. MARGARET (CONT'D) You all right? BONNY Yes. They look at each other. BONNY (CONT'D) Merry Christmas. MARGARET Merry Christmas to you. Bonny slowly turns to leave. MARGARET (CONT'D) You want me to go to market with you? BONNY No. I'll go alone. MARGARET I saw you yesterday cross the street. You won't do that again will you? BONNY Why can't I die Margaret? (stops) The scarf has made me immortal. Margaret looks at her sympathetically. BONNY (CONT'D) He doesn't want to be with me? MARGARET Have you tried getting ride of the scarf then? BONNY No. It' the only thing on earth that I have of his. MARGARET You must make up your mind then. BONNY I want to die now, wearing the scarf as he did. MARGARET Ronny had the same trouble when his father passed. His own death was the only thing he felt that he could control. BONNY I don't understand. MARGARET We live in a world of uncertainties. Truth be know, security is all we really want in life. BONNY You don't understand Margaret. I want to die so that I can be with him. Why can't I die? MARGARET It's not your time. BONNY Do you control my happiness Margaret? MARGARET What is your happiness? BONNY To be with your son. I love him more then anything in this world. And I want to be with him. (she cries) So... so if you are keeping me from him somehow... please I beg you let me go. MARGARET I swear. I'm not keeping you from him. If you really think that his scarf is keeping you from dying then by all means you must play in traffic without it. Bonny opens the door to leave. MARGARET (CONT'D) Bonny. You have an amazing gift. You can do all kinds of good. You must use it for good. Imagine the possibilities. BONNY Marry Christmas Margaret. I must go to the market. She turns and walks out. EXT. STREET - DAY Bonny exits the building. The Hobo is waiting for her. BONNY It's you again. The Hobo rides up to her and snatches the scarf off her neck. He peddles away as fast as he can. Bonny gives chase. The hobo screams and shouts for joy. He waves the scarf over his head. HOBO I'm invincible. I'm immortal. He hits a curb and flies off his bike. He skids across the cement. His face is bloodied. Bonny is catching up slowly. The hobo pulls himself up. He mounts his bike. He speeds off again. BONNY Get back here you old fool. HOBO Die in peace woman. Bonny runs after him. EXT. BUSY STREET She stops. Looks both ways. She crosses the street. A car comes right for her. She stands still... She goes through the car. The befuddled driver, flips her the bird. Bonny suddenly turns on burst of inhumanly speed. EXT. BRIDGE - DAY The hobo looks behind him and see Bonny wildly gaining on him. HOBO You crazy woman. BONNY I want my scarf back. HOBO It just needs some time to get used to me. I'm almost superman. The hobo loses control of his bike and takes a tumble. He lays on the ground exhausted. He breaths heavily. Bonny stands over him. She's not one bit winded. HOBO (CONT'D) You are an Angel aren't you? BONNY I'm not saying it again. Give me the scarf. HOBO (begging) Please. I don't got anything else in life. Let me be immortal. Please. BONNY Don't you see... I'm immortal not the dam scarf. HOBO It's Christmas day woman. At lease buy it back from me? Bonny sighs. She pulls out some money from her pockets. She hands it to him. The hobo takes the money and gives the scarf back to her. BONNY Thank you. Bonny starts to walk away. She turns around. BONNY (CONT'D) Merry Christmas Hobo. She walks to the edge of the bridge. She wraps the scarf around her neck and leaps over the edge. She falls through the sky. The hobo looks on in shock. HOBO You see that people. That woman just jumped. The hobo looks over the edge. The water is flat. People coming running to the edge of the bridge. In the distance Bonny walks along the river bank. The scarf flaps in the breeze behind her. FADE TO BLACK. THE END
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