a scene based on a sentence i overheard

WOMAN
you have my phone?

MAN
yeah. here.

WOMAN
why do you have my phone?

MAN
you gave it to me.

WOMAN
no i know i did. i was asking myself. can’t remember why i gave it to you.

MAN
oh ok. you didn’t tell me.

WOMAN
no i know. i said i was asking myself.

MAN
ok. so that was embarassing.

WOMAN
it was?

MAN
uh yes, kate. I proposed to you and you got up a walked out to have a cigarette. that’s embarrasing. i’m embarassed.

WOMAN
sorry.

MAN
so i guess i jumped the gun or something, right?

WOMAN
no no no. i just…i don’t know, i’m feeling a lot of pressure. everyone i know is getting married and my mom was asking me about you in that way last night.

MAN
in “that way”? what? you can’t even say it?

WOMAN
yeah you know what i mean

MAN
i know i love you. haha. yes that came out in a cilche’ moment, but fuck. i’m sure everyone is in there wondering what the hell is going on. we’re out here on the street. its 3 am and i’m now uncertain on the future of this relationship.

WOMAN
look. i just need to think ok.

MAN
no i don’t think you do. you’re going to overthink it until you have no more feelings for me. just…whatever. i’m going back inside. you coming?

WOMAN
no.

MAN.
huh. great. goodnight then.

WOMAN
hey…

MAN
no i don’t want to hear it. goodnight.

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