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The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
 GENEALOGY OF A KISS (A Play in One Act by Scott C. Sickles)
 Three men in a boat (Jerome Klapka Jerome)

Scene 15

SCREEN: Black letters on white background. "AUGUST 4, 1984." SETTING: David and Matthew's house, USC. The stage can be bare except for a stack of boxes indicating they've moved. AT RISE: Lights up on David, Matthew and Jeremy sitting on the floor, leaning on a stack of boxes. Matthew is in the middle with one arm around David and the other behind Jeremy. They are exhausted. Jeremy has a distinct bruise on the side of his head.

DAVID I can't move.

JEREMY I don't remember how to move. Oh, you'll be glad to know I've stopped seeing Angus. I told him I didn't deserve this abuse and he had to find another victim. Then, he hit me. I locked myself in the bathroom where I cleverly hid the cordless handset and called the police. They got there seconds after he broke down the door. I had minor contusions, then. Now, I have a restraining order.

MATTHEW If he bothers you, call me. I'll shove his head through another door.

JEREMY Thanks, Bruiser. I'll keep it in mind. Well, I've gotta run. I have a session. (Kisses Matthew on the cheek and waves to David who waves back. Exits.)

DAVID You know he's going to take that brute back.

MATTHEW I know. We'll deal with it later. For now, I have something much more pleasant in mind. (Starts getting amorous) I was thinking. Today is a milestone: the first time either of us lived with someone we loved. In a place of our own. Where we don't have to worry about how much noise we make.

DAVID I could be persuaded to comply. Where did we pack the-

MATTHEW David. We're okay. We're practically married. We're both disturbingly loyal people. We have nothing to worry about. (kisses David's neck.)

DAVID I don't think, it's a good idea. It's Um Oh, God. Matthew, stop. I mean, this is a mistake. It's definitely uh On the other hand. We are And its not like oo

MATTHEW (Kisses David on the mouth) I love you.

DAVID Don't we only hurt the one's we love.

MATTHEW Only upon request. (They kiss passionately and unfasten clothing.) (END OF SCENE)



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GENEALOGY OF A KISS (A Play in One Act by Scott C. Sickles)
 - Cast of Characters
 - Scene 1
 - Scene 2
 - Scene 3
 - Scene 4
 - Scene 5
 - Scene 6
 - Scene 7
 - Scene 8
 - Scene 9
 - Scene 10
 - Scene 11
 - Scene 12
 - Scene 13
 - Scene 14
 Scene 15
 - Scene 16
 - Scene 17
 - Scene 18
 - Scene 19
 - Scene 20
 - Scene 21
 - Scene 22
 - Scene 23