|Being Erica 5x01 To Split Or Not To Split
Author: sk8ter boy PM
This story occurs after the season 4 finale of Being Erica. It's written in script format and has a total of 46 pages, meaning 46 minutes of footage, aprox. However, I decided to put it into chapters, in order to facilitate the reading. This is my first fanfiction, so... I hope you like it!Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,780 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 07-24-12 - id: 8353643
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01 EXT. STREET - TWILIGHT
Slow motion: Erica walks in the sidewalk. Smiles.
ERICA - V.O
Connections. That's what keeps day and night linked.
That's what allows us to build our lives.
POV shot: Erica watches a mother, a grandmother and a child holding hands.
ERICA - V.O
To have a past, a present and a future.
And that's what keeps us alive.
Slow motion: Sarah delivers pamphlets to people. Looks crestfallen.
ERICA - V.O
Because connecting to people,
having them in your life enables you
to explore your self and build your soul.
Erica walks and opens the door of a Baby shop. Gets in.
ERICA - V.O
Letting people share this journey with you
is allowing you to open the doors of
happiness and fulfillment.
02 INT. BABY SHOP - TWILIGHT
Erica buys something. It's wrapped. Walks to the door.
ERICA - V.O
Sometimes is hard to do that, but all you
have to do is choose a door, establish a connection
and knowing that doors...
Erica and Sarah try to open the door, to opposite sides.
Both go against the door.
ERICA - V.O
... Only open to one side.
Erica opens the door. Gets surprised seeing Sarah. Sarah looks shocked.
You... What are you... Doing here?
Are you following me, you lunatic?
No, I was just... Buying somethi...
This is so strange. Life really does work in funny ways.
What a coincidence.
Do you think I'm stupid? If you don't stop chasing me
I'll go to the police.
You... You don't want to be helped?
What I want is to deliver this pamphlet in this store.
So... Get out of my way.
Sarah passes through the door.
03 INT. ERICA'S OFFICE DOOR - TWILIGHT
SARAH and ERICA get in. Sarah is confused.
Wow, what is... Where am I? I thought
this was a baby shop.
Well, obviously, it isn't.
Erica sits on her chair.
You work here?
In a manner of speaking.
This is my office. A therapist office.
Then, why does it say outside this is a baby shop?
Are you from an institution or what?
Sarah tries to open the door. It's locked.
Why did you close the door?
Open it! Open it now or I'll scream!
Sarah, why don't you just calm down? Haven't you realized yet
that I'm here because I care about you?
No, no you don't! You don't have to. I don't even know you and,
frankly, I don't want to. Open the door.
Well, but I do care about you. You may not know me, but I know you,
like I proved to you when we first met...
Look, I just want you to listen to what I have to say and then...
Then I'll let you go. Okay? Would you like to have a sit?
Silence. Sarah sits.
This is... so confusing.
Trust me. I know the feeling. So, let's start from the beginning.
This is my office and it's not a baby shop. The baby shop lies outside the door.
And this is my office because I'm a therapist.
Therapists help people like you, who need...
Some guidance in their life. But, as you may have noticed,
my method is a bit unorthodox.
I know that you have regrets, Sarah. And I know that you think
your life could be different if you had made the right choices.
I also know that is hard for you to trust people. Considering what
you've been through, is normal. But your life can change right now
if you decide to trust me and let me in your life.
Sarah says nothing.
So? What do you say? Yes or no?
(leans forward and whispers in a threatening tone)
Open the door.
Erica gets shocked and sad. The door is unlocked. Sarah goes away. Erica stares at nothing, sorrowful.
ERICA - V.O
But what happens when people's ways to
interact with doors diverge?
What should we do when we open our door
to someone and they, instead of getting in, get out?
BEING ERICA 5X01 - TO SPLIT OR NOT TO SPLIT
04 INT. ERICA'S BEDROOM - DAY
ERICA is sitting on the bed. ADAM is sleeping. ERICA stares at the window, crestfallen.
ERICA - V.O
Have you ever went to bed knowing that there's
a pile of stuff to do? So many things that
you need to know, to fix, to pay attention to.
Like there's so much to solve you can't handle,
but you have to do it anyway? The whole thing ends up blowing
up in your brain, you can't sleep and disconnect from everything.
Adam wakes up.
(Looks at Erica's face)
Miss dark circles.
Dark circles? Thanks. Are they worse
than Bella's, in Twilight?
Bella and Edward's combined. Didn't you sleep?
Nothing. I mean, nothing new. I told you
last night: It's Judith and the Company and my mother and... Sarah.
She'll come around, you'll see.
What if she doesn't?
If she doesn't... She doesn't. I don't know. Therapy is
all about choices, right? She's the one who must decide what to do.
If she says no to me... It means that I failed.
That I failed connecting with her. Maybe my approach
should have been more soft. I don't know.
Hey, you did what you needed to do.
I need to speak to DR. Naadiah.
Even that is going wrong. I was more open to...
To DR. Tom.
Yes, I... We had a very special bond.
Awkward pause. Erica is thoughtful. Adam doesn't know what to say.
Anyway, I better get going.
Erica prepares to get out of the bed. Adam stops her.
Hey... You... You're gonna be fine.
I'm here for you.
It's nice having something solid in my life.
You're meeting Judith?
Yes! Today 50/50 opens a little late. Julianne has a
meeting with the new writer, Brent is trying to contact Misha and
Rachel is solving some family problem or something.
So, I'll take this time to meet Judith. You know, this whole thing,
the baptism, sounded a little bit too rushed. And weird. So... It's brunch time!
Erica prepares to get out of the bed. Adam stops her again.
Stay just a little longer...
I can't. I really can't. Besides, I love
french toasts. I don't want to keep them waiting.
Aw, you love french toasts more than you love me?
Hmm, let me think...
Adam tickles and kisses Erica. Both laugh.
05 INT. GOBLINS - DAY
There's people around. ERICA and JUDITH come in.
And it was full of...
What? What are the chances?
I know, right?
Erica and Judith sit.
Did they... You know...
(Raises her voice)
Hello girls. Judith! Long time no see!
Yeah, I know, I've been really,
really busy with work, the marriage, the baby...
You look great, though.
Hello, Ivan! Thank you!
You guys... I was just telling Judith the
thing that happened in your honeymoon.
Oh, the luggage switch!
We ended up taking to the Hotel a
sex shop instead of our clothes.
You didn't... I mean...
Oh, no! All I did was taking the most beautiful
dildo home. It's golden, it screams eccentricity, eroticism...
Erica and Judith get a bit shocked and speechless.
He put it right beside the pictures of our parents.
It looks beautiful! I'm thinking of collecting them.
Ivan approaches to Erica and Judith.
And with the new ones, Dave and I may...
Connect better, if you know what I mean.
I would love a french...
(Cuts her off)
Kiss?... Sorry, I couldn't resist.
One french toast for Erica and...
A french kiss for me too.
See you in a bit.
Dave and Ivan go away.
So, how are things with the baptism?
They're... Going pretty well.
Good! Good. I mean, I'm surprised,
considering you only invited me last week
and the ceremony is in about... 24 hours?
I know, I know... But I have an explanation for that...
I thought it was just a little bit random.
I know it was on short notice, and that's why Katie can't come.
But it's not random. You see... The couple's therapy wasn't
going so well. Anthony and I... We argued at the therapist office about
things at home, we argued at home about the things at the therapist office...
Oh my God... Judith...
We were at the verge of breaking up. So, last month,
Anthony came up with this idea... He's catholic and
thought that if we baptized Max and concentrate our lives in him,
our marriage would improve.
And did it?
I thought it was the most stupid idea, at first.
So, I didn't care about the arrangements for the ceremony.
He took care of everything... Until now. Now I realized that... This may work out.
Judith... Are you sure about that?
Are things really getting better or... Are you afraid to split up?
END OF CHAPTER 1