MARCO stands R on a semi-crowded bus, holding onto a handle above him. There are other people there, but they are imagined. LAURA is real, however, and sits in a seat facing audience UL of MARCO. LAURA wears a dress and "work" shoes. MARCO has slacks and a semicasual shirt.
MARCO: Looking at LAURA. Wow…She's…gorgeous. I want to date her and marry her and have two point five kids.
LAURA pulls cord. Door opening sound effect, and she exits the bus. Lights down.
MARCO: Oh, well.
Lights up. Same scene as beginning.
MARCO: Looking at LAURA. Wow…She's…gorgeous. I want to date her and marry her and have two point five kids. He takes a step towards LAURA. Excuse me…
LAURA looks up at him, they hold this pose for a moment, then rush into an embrace. Cut lights.
A fancy and romantic restaurant. LAURA and MARCO sit at a table C. LAURA is wearing same dress with "date" shoes, MARCO same pants with slightly more dressy shirt.
LAURA: Um…I like your tie.
MARCO: My roommate made me wear it.
LAURA: Oh. Pause.
LAURA: You have a roommate.
LAURA: That's nice.
MARCO: Not really. She's always leaving her crap all over the place.
LAURA: Oh. Pause.
MARCO: So… He waits, but she's not talking. Do you ride the bus a lot?
MARCO: That's cool.
LAURA: Not really.
MARCO: You don't like riding the bus?
MARCO: Oh. Long pause.
MARCO: So…see you next Saturday?
LAURA: Of course. She stands.
MARCO: Why are we doing this? We have nothing in common.
LAURA: Shrugs. I don't know. You said-
MARCO: Wow…you're gorgeous. I want to date you and marry you and have two point five kids.
The wedding chapel. MARCO and LAURA are DC, facing audience, as if at altar. LAURA wears same outfit and veil, MARCO adds jacket. LAURA has bouquet of flowers.
MARCO: Turns to LAURA. Wow…you're gorgeous. I want to date you and marry you and have two point five kids.
Lights up. Reception. Two white wicker chairs have appeared for the happy couple.
MARCO: Sitting. Glad lots of people showed up, huh?
LAURA: Sits. I hate my relatives.
MARCO: Sensing a breakthrough. Me too!
LAURA: Turns on him. Well, that's not very nice. I don't complain about your relatives.
MARCO: But…Sighs. Pause.
LAURA: The cake is nice.
MARCO: I wanted chocolate.
LAURA: I'm allergic.
MARCO: I know. Sighs. But-
LAURA: I know. I'm gorgeous. You want to date me and marry me and have two point five kids.
MARCO: Well, yes. No! No, I don't! Not really.
LAURA: Well, you said you did.
MARCO: Well, I didn't know it was going to turn out like this.
LAURA: Well, these things happen. Exits. MARCO looks after her helplessly. Lights down.
Hospital, maternity ward. LAURA is off right, MARCO is pacing. An uncomfortable-looking chair is DL. They are conversing.
MARCO: I still don't know how this happened, we sleep in separate beds!
LAURA: Yelling. You wanted this! You can't take it back now!
MARCO: But how in hell are we actually going to have two point five kids?
LAURA: How many times have I told you not to ask me!
MARCO sighs and flops into the uncomfortable chair.
MARCO: One statement. One stupid little observation. One little daydream.
Same as first scene.
MARCO: Looking at LAURA. Wow…she's… gorgeous… Maybe I should talk to her…
LAURA pulls cord, door opening sound effect, she exits. MARCO sighs.
MARCO: Or maybe some things just aren't meant to be.