Matt's note: This one is intended to be part of a summer camp horror play.
KISS (any gender, mid-teens to early twenties)
Kiss me, Cameron. Don't call Jordan. Just put down the phone, come over here and kiss me. Yes.
Before you left for camp, you and Jordan had been going out for three weeks, right? You and I have been working together three weeks. Which three weeks was more full? How much time did you really spend with Jordan?
Camp does something strange. Time gets like sped up, no-- I mean-- it gets condensed. Concentrated. We've seen each other at our best and our worst. Us co-teaching the younger kids, Cameron, we've been working together so well, like really great paren-- buuut wait, wait, wait, I'm not suggesting we're destined to have k--
But... yeah... camp does something strange. Don't make the call. I know we're not supposed to have, like, romantic relationships here but you DO know that even Stan and Stephanie got together back when THEY were counselors. They ended up staying together for the rest of high school, college, got married-- I'm not saying we're destined to be m-- and yeah, I guess things didn't end up so well for Stan and Stephanie, but, but--
God, I'm a dork. I really thought I had this speech down-- yeah I was rehearsing this. I even stole the idea from that old movie "It's a Wonderful Life." She's talking to her boyfriend on the phone but you can tell that Jimmy Stewart loves her and they end up-- well, anyway, I could show you the scene, hell, maybe we could watch the movie on our anniversar--ooooo... nooo. Sorry, sorry. I'm a dork.
But could you put down the phone, Cameron? For a second? Could I just kiss you and then get out of here? I'm a good kisser and...hey, I even brushed my teeth.
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