|Being Erica 5x03 A Tattered Rose
Author: sk8ter boy PM
This story is a continuation of my previous fanfiction, '5x02 Under My Umbrella'. It is separated into eight chapters. This one is a little bigger than my other fanfictions, but I hope you like it.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,852 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 09-28-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8563921
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57 EXT. MARJORIE'S HOUSE - NIGHT
SARAH is shocked. Runs to the car.
Dad! Dad! Dad!
What's going on, Sarah?
Please, come! A guy is hitting mom!
Tom gets out of the car. They run to the house.
58 INT. MARJORIE'S LIVING ROOM
MARJORIE is scared. The MAN is looking at her with psycho eyes. He screams.
I told you! I told you to get rid of your ex-husband!
But it was my daughter who came to visit me.
I warned you once about your daughter, Marjorie.
If she decides to come here again, I kill you both.
Do you hear me? Do you hear me?!
I'm sorry, Philip.
TOM and SARAH open the door, abruptly, and walk in. Philip and Marjorie notice them.
What the hell are you doing in my house?
This is not your house. It's my mom's.
Sarah and Marjorie look at each other, with tears in the eyes. Tom approaches to Philip.
And you will leave immediately.
59 INT. TOM'S HOUSE - NIGHT
TOM and MARJORIE are sitting on the couch, watching the video they made when Sarah was a child. Marjorie has a blanket covering her legs. She is asleep. Sarah is at the door, looking to them. Holds a cup of tea. She smiles, with tears in the eyes. Goes up the stairs, opens her bedroom's door and walks in.
60 INT. ERICA'S OFFICE - NIGHT
SARAH walks in. ERICA is sitting.
Sarah sits in front of Erica.
Did you... Know all this? That my mom...
Was being a victim of that man's threats?
No. But I do know that there's always
a reason to act in a certain way.
And... It's up to us whether to discover it or not.
People always lie about what really makes them do unexpected and unpleasant things,
because it's hard to tell the truth. It's revealing. It's painful.
Like with Mark...
And like your mother, who was ashamed to say
that she was being victim of domestic violence.
Yeah... He was her neighbor, you know?
He knew her story, he supported her when I was in jail,
but... He started being controlling.
It must have been horrible to your mother lying to you,
when you first went to visit her.
She was protecting me.
It takes courage to do something like that.
And you were brave enough to go to her house again.
To find the truth.
You see, the point of all this is...
Erica opens up a drawer and takes heroine out.
Erica puts the heroine on the desk. Sarah looks at it,
And the question is, SARAH:
Can you be brave to ask for help?
Silence. Sarah gets up, calmly and walks away. Erica is thoughtful.
61 INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
SARAH gets out of the room and stumbles. Closes the door.
Are you okay?
Sarah gets frightened.
Oh my God! You scared me!
I'm sorry. It wasn't my intention.
I gave her a sleeping pill. She was very nervous.
She is in the guest room.
I'm going to give her a goodnight kiss.
Sarah goes away. Tom looks to the bedroom door. Smiles and goes away.
62 INT. 50/50 PRESS - DAY
JULIANNE, ERICA AND BRENT are standing in front of RACHEL, who is embarrassed and looking down.
How could you? We gave you everything, you ungrateful!
We gave you a job, our trust, our friendship...
You are so small and pathetic, Rachel. I kind of feel sorry for you.
Because you're not even a human being. You are just half human. You're just "hu".
Because the other half, the 'man'...
I mean, her man, is working with the enemy.
(With tears in the eyes)
I... I'm so sorry. But I would like to explain myself...
You would like to explain yourself?
Oh my God! Do you think you can call the shots here?
I don't want to hear anything that comes from your filthy mouth.
You'll pick up your things and be on your way.
Julianne, maybe we should let her explain herself.
What? Erica, please...
Julianne! I want to know why Rachel did this to us.
I mean, I liked her.
Thank you. I... I'm Andre's girlfriend, yes.
And he was the one who tried to ruin Jay Manuel's book launch party.
He got an assistant job at 'River Rock', a few days after Brent joined 50/50.
He was happy being an assistant, but...
His mother got ill. She... She has a brain tumor and
the surgery to remove it is very expensive. So...
He asked Scott Galvin for a raise and he told Andre that he would give him the money,
only if he stopped Jay Manuel's book from coming out.
Then, Andre asked for my help, and... I didn't know what to do, I mean... I'm so sorry.
Silence. Erica, Julianne and Brent don't know what to say.
They look at Rachel.
ERICA - V.O
When the truth is revealed,
we need to be prepared for the consequences.
63 INT. TOM'S LIVING ROOM - DAY
TOM and SARAH are throwing pillows at each other. They laugh. Tom is recording everything with a camera.
ERICA - V.O
But it only comes out if you want it to.
If you insist. If you keep trying. If you are brave enough.
MARJORIE is in the kitchen, cooking and smiling. Tom and Sarah go up the stairs.
64 INT. ERICA'S OFFICE - DAY
ERICA is at the door. She looks to the heroine on the desk.
Then, she looks to the door, thoughtful.
ERICA - V.O
Because if you refuse to deal with the truth,
if you prefer to insist on believing in what's on the surface,
you'll never be happy and you'll never understand that
bravery is often confused with cowardice.
Erica passes the hand on the door. Nostalgic.
65 INT. HALLWAY - DAY
SARAH closes the door. TOM looks at it, thoughtful. Passes the hand on the door. Nostalgic.
ERICA - V.O
So, be brave. Share what you feel.
Tom opens the door.
END OF EPISODE 5X03 - 'A TATTERED ROSE'