A short film about a young man’s struggle to introduce his family to his partner.
INT. APARTMENT KITCHEN – MORNING
LIAM, a slender and lanky 24 year-old man, and JAI, an athletic 26 year-old man, sit at a table and eat breakfast. Liam checks his watch and stuffs food into his mouth while Jai reclines in his chair and takes slow bites.
I’m gonna be home late tonight.
You’re kidding. Is work keeping
No, it’s not work. I’m just gonna
stop by the hospital and see how
my grandma’s doing.
Jai nods. He shoves his plate away and lets out a sigh.
So, have you told them yet?
Jai, do we really have to-
Jai holds his hands up in a mock gesture of innocence.
I’m just asking, that’s all.
No, I haven’t. I have to tell
my grandmother first, then I’ll tell
Why do you have to tell her first?
I just do, alright.
Alright. You can do it however
you want to…but if you’re gonna see
I don’t know-
I’m just saying, give it a try.
Liam picks up his plate and goes to the counter. He drops his plate into the sink and it clatters against the metal. He waits for the echoing to stop. Jai watches him.
Okay, I’ll try.
Liam looks at his watch and grabs his bag from the counter.
I’ve got to get to work, you mind
Nah, I got it.
Liam quickly kisses Jai then leaves the room in a whirl.
I’ll see you tonight. Love you.
Love you too.