TERESA sits on a chair over a coffee table examining a chess
board which is set up with pieces in the middle of a game.
Teresa seems fidgety. A moment passes. NICKY walks in and
sits down opposite Teresa. Nicky is wearing black gloves and
a loose jacket. She looks at the chess board. Teresa looks
Did you do it?
You didn't move.
Nicky, did you do it?
Are you going to move?
What was all the yelling about? I
could hear it way down here.
He wasn't happy about it, Teresa.
Yeah. OK. But the screaming. Why
was he screaming?
He was in pain. You know you are
Well, he should be in pain. I hope
it hurt. Jeeeesh, was he really in
so much pain? I did not know he
You need to focus on the board,
Teresa looks down, and then up again at Nicky.
Did he say anything?
He said "what the fuck."
Why would he say that?
Teresa, what kind of ditz are you?
He was surprised. Wouldn't you be?
Look Nicky, if I was screwing
around with another man, I would
not be surprised if my finance
broke up with me. The fact that he
was surprised means he's an
arrogant asshole. I am glad he was
in pain. I hope he is still
Nicky reaches for Teresa's king and moves it.
You only have one move, so I just
Was he crying when you left him?
Of course not.
Bastard. What a bastard. I
bet...I bet he was crying inside.
Inside. Yep. He just didn't want
to show it. Typical of men.
Oh, he was crying.
Like a baby. They get that way
when they know it is over.
Oh...oh, maybe I did the wrong
thing. Maybe he is still...you
know, that affair he had, it really
was nothing. The girl was...it
meant nothing to him, I am sure.
You think it meant anything to him?
I wouldn't know, Teresa. But I
never cared for Bob.
You never cared...why not? Bob is
a great guy.
This is really no time to get
We were about to pick a wedding
date, you know.
Nicky moves one of her pieces on the chess board.
You're in check again.
I'm going to tell him that I
forgive him and everything is OK.
Teresa starts to get up. Nicky stops her by a gesture or by
the sound of her voice.
Where are you going?
I'm going to talk to Bob.
OK, so you are either joking or you
have a loose screw. Bob is dead.
Nicky, you are so fast to dismiss
people. Bob and I are in love.
We went through a tiny little rough
You told me to get rid of him.
Your exact words were to "whack the
And apparently you did with all
that screaming. Bob is hurting
right now. I see that.
Nicky reaches into her jacket and pulls out a hammer (which
has a bloody head) and a knife (which is also bloody). Nicky
places these items on either side of the chess board. Teresa
goes wide eyed.
I whacked him, Teresa. So Bob is
no longer hurting. And you cannot
talk with Bob because he won't
respond. So I suggest you move on
with your life.
You...you killed him?
Oh, so are you telling me I
Teresa is overwhelmed, feels sick. She then vomits all over
the chessboard. She does this below the frame of the CAMERA.
Teresa's head rises up. She is wiping her mouth with her
sleeve or possibly her shirt.
I hate chess. I think you should
clean it up.
You think, huh?
You caused this.
So are we OK, now?
Nicky, you know...next time try not
to be so dramatic.
Sticks and stones break bones.
It's the only way to get the point
across. I'll clean up.
Nicky gets up.
FADE TO BLACK.