Essay The Car Driving Of Nebraska

1329 Words Feb 9th, 2016 6 Pages
(Luke and Lucy are in the car driving to Nebraska from Washington. Lucy is looking out the window with an emotionless face while Luke is driving. Luke and Lucy have been best friends for a while. Now Lucy has recently ran, away from her dysfunctional and unstable mother to live with her father in Nebraska and dragged Luke into driving her.)

LUKE (He takes his eyes off the road momentarily to glance at Lucy.)

Are you okay?

LUCY

Yeah.

LUKE

You sure you wanna go through with this?

LUCY

Yeah, there’s nothing for me here. Why would I stay?

LUKE

You have friends and other people that care.

LUCY

(Shrugs her shoulders.)

So?

LUKE

So you wouldn’t stay for me? Your best friend since forever?

LUCY

(Her nose cringes slightly with her eyebrows furrowed.) Don’t throw that guilt at me.

LUKE

Seriously? What’s in Nebraska? You’re about to graduate in six months. Why can’t you just put up with her for six more months to graduate with all your friends?

LUCY

(LUCY looks away from the window to LUKE.)

Because I can’t take her anymore! I can’t take care of my mom anymore! I can’t work three jobs to pay rent when she’s out doing God knows what! I can’t watch her kill herself with liquor and drugs! That’s why! I have no choice.

(A tear rolls down her face until LUCY wipes it away with the sleeve of her sweatshirt as she resumes looking through the car window.)

LUKE

So you 're leaving will help…

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