Warning: This work has been rated 18+ for language and mature content.
Scene 1: At the Office (panning shot)
Quick and snappy scene before credits
Rafe: Excuse me, would you be so kind as to close the door behind you…
(Walks out of office with receptionist close behind him)
Receptionist: Yes, I’m sorry...I-
Rafe: Thank you.
Oh, and... uh… you there, what’s your name?
(Points vaguely at a row of desks in front of the office)
Amber: Me? (gesturing to herself) (Rafe gives a distracted nod, irritated) Its um… Amber. Sir.
Rafe: Okay, Orange… Ruby, Whatever. Clean out your desk. I want you gone by the time I get back.
Amber: It’s Amber, sir. But what do you mean? (laughing nervously) (stuttering) There must be some mistake …. Did I do something wrong? I know I didn’t look over the Tesco deal folder…but... (Rafe looks shocked for a second but quickly composes himself) ...It was our anniversary that night, you must understand…. But I couldn’t, I didn’t and I know it was wrong but it was a mistake, I’m so sorry. I really need this job, it’s for my family you see. Please you have to-
Rafe: I don’t have to do anything… Sapphire. You should’ve thought about your family before missing out on work.
Amber: But… (at a loss for words, choking up) …. why...?
Rafe: Because I said so, and everyone is eventually replaced, I just decided to replace you sooner, rather than later. Just, next time, remember to look over the Tesco folder, and then I can avoid wasting my time. Now, Topaz, if you don’t mind...
Amber: (Screaming) It’s AMBER! And yes! I fucking mind! You fucking bastard! You cold, twisted son of a bitch! I am going to take that Tesco folder and shove it up your-
(After an almost imperceptible nod from Rafe, Amber is swiftly escorted out by security, kicking and screaming)
Scene 2: Meeting at the bridge
(tracking shot until he arrives)
Andy: Hi…um…hello there?
Rafe: Yes, you have my attention, now what do you want?
Andy: Uh…well that was rude
Rafe: I’m already bored (eyes half closed)
Andy: (scoffs) Excuse me, but you have no right to talk to people like that, it’s really ru-
Andy: You know, I see you here every day. (Rafe straightens up) Miserable and brooding, and just this once, I wanted to make the effort to at least understand why. And I know you think I’m some-
Rafe: I don’t think of you.
Andy: (scoffs and looks back out at the sea)
(Rafe walks quickly away)
You know what your prob- (looks to where Rafe was standing)
(Scoffs once more)
Scene 3: Coffee shop
(Tracking shot of Rafe walking away and into town with voice over of Andy talking)
Andy: (enters café flushed and irritated) You cannot believe what just happened to me at the bridge
Tess: I have a feeling you’re about to tell me (laughs)
(Quick hug and Andy sits down)
Andy: Ok, so you know that guy who’s always there, The hot mysterious one?
Tess: Oh, yeah, sure! Bridge guy...Sooo… did you talk to him or not? (raises eyebrow)
Andy: Oh, we talked.
Tess: You’re kidding…! You’re finally getting yourself back out there, and with bridge guy no less! I’m so proud of you Andy-
Andy: Yeah, I mean, I do feel pretty good. At first I wasn’t sure if he was hitting on me or not, but then, he like, made a pass, and I was like...ok, that’s hot.
(Rafe passes the café and camera now zooms in on Andy and Tess talking, Andy looking out the window while Tess speaks excitedly, conversation is inaudible)
(Andy squints as she thinks she recognises him, but quickly dismisses it)
Scene 4: Business Meeting
(Bird eye view, tracking shot)-on Rafe at first
Bill: It doesn’t matter what we say… (exasperated) Tesco’s won’t listen to anything we say
Lawyer 1: YES, they will, because you know and I know that they need this deal more than us
Bill: If you could just get your head out of your arse and listen, maybe you could realize what’s going on around you-
Lawyer 2: If we could just re-hash the details of what they proposed, go over the deal one more time, we don’t need anything slipping us up. Tesco’s has fooled us before and they’re not above doing it again.
Bill: We can’t just go through with everything they think their customers want, this deal is just a ploy to rip us all off – they’ll come out on top again -
Rafe: BULLSHIT standing up* (stunned silence)
Bill: Rafe…buddy...Why don’t you sit down for a second? (nervously looking around the table)
Rafe: Of course… however I have a prior engagement to get to and it- (downcast eyes, and mumbling)
(stalks rapidly out the conference room)
Simon: He’s out of control Bill- We- (raised voices from inside room)
(Rafe walks into the elevator, right hand pressed against his forehead, eyes half-closed)
Scene 5: Meet the wife
Panning, tracking, and close-up shots
(Rafe is seen exiting out of an elevator into a small but sophisticated San Francisco penthouse complex)
Charlotte: (brightly) Hi darling, you’re home early
Rafe: (sets a thick folder down onto the couch) I want a divorce
Charlotte: (opens her mouth to say something then closes it again, unsure. This is repeated several times)
Rafe: You can carry on fucking whoever you want, the only difference being I won’t be married to you. I expect them signed by Friday next week. That’s all. (stands straight with his hands by his side, face showing no emotion)
Charlotte: (begins a low guttural wail, hands clutching the edge of a small coffee table)
I love you (quietly)
Charlotte: Yes (louder)
Charlotte: Yes (whisper, after choking back a sob she advances toward an expensive-looking china vase and with one swift movement of her hand the vase comes crashing down onto the floor)
(a wild glimmer in her eye, she looks triumphantly back at Rafe)
Rafe: Sunday then (exits after retrieving his coat hanging from a peg beside the elevator doors)
(Charlotte is seen staring at the broken vase, horror in her eyes)
Scene 6: Charlotte’s demise
Close-ups, lingering shots
Woman 1: I heard she tried to shoot him
Woman 2: No, she doesn’t have the balls to pull something like that
Woman 3: I don’t know what he saw-
Woman 1: She definitely deserved what was coming for her