Break Heart/Heartbreak A play by Elizabeth Breed SCENE. No where in particular.

TORY and MICHAEL are together, sitting, standing, whatever. It’s of no great importance. There is a few moments of silence between them, and finally, Michael speaks. MICHAEL. I love you. TORY. Yes, you’ve said that before. MICHAEL. But I love you. TORY. I feel like we’re going in circles. Michael… we have to break up. MICHAEL. Break up? TORY. We have to... MICHAEL. But… I love you. TORY. I know you love me, but he’s… MICHAEL. He’s much better, isn’t he? I knew you were cheating on me. TORY. I never cheated. I was very careful… MICHAEL. Three years, Tory. TORY. I’m unhappy. MICHAEL. Does that mean nothing to you? TORY. I really did love you once… it’s just now… MICHAEL. You’re breaking my heart. TORY. Oh god, Star Wars nerd, seriously… MICHAEL. Just like Padme and Anakin. TORY. See, this is why I can’t… MICHAEL. I need you Tory. TORY. You think you do, but really… MICHAEL. I love you! Please don’t leave me! TORY. And why can’t you just accept…

MICHAEL. And why can’t you just accept my love? You are so afraid. TORY. I’m not afraid. MICHAEL. You are. You’re afraid. TORY. I’m not trying to… MICHAEL. Do you even remember how much you love me once? And now… you just let it all go. Just like that. TORY. You have to let me go. MICHAEL. But…people don’t just fall out of love. TORY. This wasn’t casual, Michael. I didn’t come to this lightly. This is something I’ve cried over for a very long time. I’m trying to be mature and to not waste any more of your time. You deserve to be with someone who loves you with their whole heart, and that’s just not me. My heart’s not in it. Michael. I know you’ll never be able to accept this but… sometimes people do just fall out of love. MICHAEL. But…people don’t just fall out of love. TORY. You have to let me go. MICHAEL. Do you even remember how much you love me once? And now… you just let it all go. Just like that. TORY. I’m not trying to… MICHAEL. You are. You’re afraid. TORY. I’m not afraid. MICHAEL. And why can’t you just accept my love? You are so afraid. TORY. And why can’t you just accept… MICHAEL. I love you! Please don’t leave me! TORY. You think you do, but really… MICHAEL. I need you Tory. TORY. See, this is why I can’t… MICHAEL. Just like Padme and Anakin. TORY. Oh god, Star Wars nerd, seriously… MICHAEL. You’re breaking my heart.

TORY. I really did love you once… it’s just now… MICHAEL. Does that mean nothing to you? TORY. I’m unhappy. MICHAEL. Three years, Tory. TORY. I never cheated. I was very careful… MICHAEL. He’s much better, isn’t he? I knew you were cheating on me. TORY. I know you love me, but he’s… MICHAEL. But… I love you. TORY. We have to... MICHAEL. Break up? TORY. I feel like we’re going in circles. Michael… we have to break up. MICHAEL. But I love you. TORY. Yes, you’ve said that before. MICHAEL. I love you. (The two of them sit in silence for a few moments, unmoving. Finally, Tory sighs, and exits. Leaving Michael alone as the lights dim.) END OF PLAY

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