Dinner is great.
Thank you, Mike. Do your parents live here in town?
No, they both live in Florida.
I always wanted to visit Florida. Never got the courage to step on the plane.
Mike and Kathy laugh.
Leslie rocks back and forward in the chair. She twirls the knife around in her pocket.
Honey, are you okay?
Leslie stares out.
Leslie, are you okay?
Leslie slams her hand on the table.
Stop talking to my fiancé like you give a damn about my happiness.
Mike and Kathy get quiet.
You never gave two cents about me.
Leslie, calm down.
Don’t tell me to calm down.
Honey, relax. I understand your pain.
Leslie hops up and stabs the table with the knife.
Kathy stares…show more content… All I saw was red and I wanted to really hurt my mother.
When you carry around all that pain it only causes more hurt.
You’re right. I feel so bad for almost killing my mother. I’m so hurt, but I don’t want her to die.
Mike rubs Leslie’s hand.
Somewhere deep down in your heart is your forgiveness. It’s up to you to make that happen.
Baby, thank you for loving me.
Leslie dozes off.
INT. HOSPITAL, MENTAL WARD – LATER THAT DAY
Kathy walks in and sits in a chair next to Leslie’s bed.
Leslie turns and faces Kathy.
Kathy leans on Leslie’s bed and sobs.
Honey, I don’t know what else to say to you, but I’m so sorry I caused you so much pain.
Tears roll down Leslie’s face.
There’s no excuse for the way I treated you. I can easily blame it on your father walking out of our lives.
Leslie wipes her face.
I was in a bad place and took all my anger out on you. No child should ever have to face that kind of abuse.
Kathy rubs Leslie’s cheek.
I don’t want to pressure you into forgiving me. Just know I understand if you’re not ready right now.
Leslie sits up.
I promise to do all I can to rebuild our relationship on your