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EXT. ROLLING HILLS - DUSK
Green grass extends out into infinity as the nights sky bares
witness to WILL, 33, well kempt clothes, strung out heart,
lying, watching each new twinkle appear in the growing dark.
Clutching his side, LILLY, 27, at home in the grass, looks at
Will cautiously, as she strokes his arm.
WILL
There’s a lot about me you’ll just
never understand, and I’m okay with
that. Why can’t you be?
LILLY
You’re shutting me out.
WILL
You’re a civilian, you can’t
understand.
 
LILLY
You can’t play soldier forever.
Will brushes her hands off him and sits up.
WILL
Play soldier? Is that what you
thought I was doing?
 
LILLY
You know what I meant. You’re a
mechanic now. You’re home.
 
WILL
Doesn’t feel like it.
 
LILLY
You haven’t given yourself a
chance.
 
WILL
You know what it’s like seeing a
friend die?
 
LILLY
You know I don’t.
 
WILL
How about killing a man?
LILLY
I’m trying to help-
 
2.
WILL
- By pointing out how ignorant you
are? Your everyone is happy view
point doesn’t work once you’ve seen
how shitty the world is. You know
what brains smell like after
they’ve been baking on the hood of
a F-550 for six hours?
LILLY
Will-
WILL
How about the fact that everyone in
Afghanistan drives a Toyota Tacoma?
You know how hard it is to live in
Galvaston and think every truck
made before the year 2000 is
probably packing a bomb or some
talib’s?
LILLY
You don’t have to carry this around
with you. If you base your life
view on the outermost rung of what
life should be like of course it
looks awful.
 
WILL
That’s what they tought you while I
was away? Hey there, wanna be a
counselor? Tell people sure life
is shit, but it’s only sometimes
shit. Now give me a blowjob and
take a Masters.
Lilly deadpans Will.
 
LILLY
Is it easy for you to live in a
fantasyworld where I’m unfaithful
and that’s why you hate me? Not
because I’m making you comfront
something that makes you
uncomfortable?
WILL
Just because I don’t want to tell
you something doesn’t mean it’s
uncomfortable.
LILLY
What are you afraid of then?
 
3.
(MORE)
WILL
I’m looking out for you, trust me.
LILLY
Because I don’t know that the world
can be bad?
WILL
Lilly, I killed a man.
LILLY
You were supposed to.
 
WILL
Not this one.
Will gets up, Lilly grabs his arm but he shrugs her off.
 
WILL
His name was Steve Pollard. He was
a loner, no family, no friends,
nothing. Guy breathed the
military. He was some sort of
special ops genius. Everyone
always talked about how he looked
on the range, nothing but, plink,
plink, plink, target after target.
I always joked, said he does it
better with grace, but I do it more
natural; shit I would just spray
the targets. I mean he actually
knew how to handle a weapon. Well
it wasn’t long before the brass
noticed him, said the needed him
for some special mission. Try on
some new billion dollar octo cammo,
meant to make you blend into any
surface like a chameleon. Some
bloated shit, because body armour
is too expensive but octopus cammo?
Sure why not. He just blended into
the rock so fucking well. He
always had to be the guy up front.
We were clearing hooches and this
sand person busts out carrying an
AK. I followed my training. I
fired. I hit him and Steven;
lights went out almost immediately
on Steven, but not the Talib. He
survived. Two hours of torture for
killing Private Pollard. Died in a
heap after that.
4.
WILL(cont'd)
I filed my report, got leave and
was given a commendation for my
act. Shitty thing is, I don’t feel
any remorse for what I did to
Steven. But that fucking talib.
Seeing him tortured for something I
did? What they did to that boy...
Silence.
WILL
You happy you asked?
 
LILLY
So you’re convinced the world is
shitty becuase you blame yourself
for torturing this man?
WILL
It’s not about blame.
 
LILLY
It’s always about blame. You just
dont want to live in a world where
you can be the bad guy, but you
were. And you probably will be
again. Life isn’t full of
absolutes-
 
WILL
That’s an absolute.
 
LILLY
Well it’s the only one. You lived,
they died, that is the fact.
Pollard sounds like an asshole and
that man was just trying to kill
you so fuck him too. You did what
you had to do and you’re here now;
with me. Don’t ruin your life over
2 hours of mistakes.
 
WILL
So what, just deal with it?
 
LILLY
That’s what I do. You don’t hear
me talking about how I was nearly
raped in College by who I thought
was my best friend. Or how I
killed our family dog the first
time I tried to back the Volvo out
of our driveway-
5.
WILL
- You killed Twiggy?
 
LILLY
Unimportant.
WILL
Does your dad know?
 
LILLY
Of course not. I moved the body.
Look Will, I married a Marine, and
I knew what that meant. I didn’t
marry a fucking pussy, so either
get on with your life and get over
it, or live in the past, but they
wouldn’t let me go to Afghanistan
with you the first time; but they
did let you come home to me. So
stay here, please. Be able to
enjoy a day with me. Because
Afghanistan is a place I can’t go.
 
WILL
Is this how you talk to all your
clients?
 
LILLY
I don’t have any yet, waiting on my
hunky husband to build me an
office.
WILL
Would I need to paint the thing
too?
LILLY
Only if the ladder wouldn’t give
you helio-flashbacks.
 
WILL
You’re such a fucking cunt Lilly.
LILLY
Isn’t that why you love me?
 
Will sits down next to Lilly and holds her tight.
WILL
No, it’s those big cans of yours.