Act III, Scene 2

Cai's apartment.

(Karla and Cai are half-naked, making out. Karla has her hands and feet bound. Cai is running a knife over her.)

Cai:
You like that?

Karla:
Oh yes... you're so amazing...

Cai:
Yeah, I know. Should I get a condom? (Karla nods) Okay. I'll be right back.

(sets the knife on the table and exits into his room. Enter Sindi, with Adam behind her.)

Sindi:
Oh... um...

Karla:
Oh, uh, hi Sindi. (trying to cover herself but she can't really move) Um, this is embarrassing.

Adam:
Yeah, it is, isn't it?

Karla:
Oh my God, Adam?

Adam:
(stares) Holy fuck, why are you tied up?

(enter Cai)

Cai:
Adam, get the fuck out of my pad! (advancing quickly) What the hell are you doing here? Sindi, what'd you bring him here for, are you trying to start shit? What the hell?!

Adam:
Cai, what do you think you're doing to her?!

Cai:
What do you think I'm doing? Are you a fag or something?

Adam:
I... but... Karla, come on. I know you don't really want to do this. (trying to untie her)

Karla:
Adam, I, I...

Cai:
Hey, what part of 'get the fuck out' did you not understand? (shoves Adam to the floor) If you've got a problem, take it up with her in the morning like a normal person! Jesus fucking Christ. (turning on Sindi) Why is he here, dammit? Are you that jealous that you have to pull shit like this? What the hell is your problem?

Sindi:
Cai, I...

Adam:
(getting up) Cai, don't take it out on her. I pressured her to...

Cai:
Oh, so you can come save your girlfriend? You stupid fuck! Do you think she didn't come here of her own accord? She asked me to tie her up!

Adam:
Karla, is that true?

Karla:
(crying) Adam, I'm sorry, please... I'm sorry... I just want to go home... (Adam resumes trying to untie her)

Cai:
You're all pathetic! (to Sindi) Especially you! Thanks for wrecking my night! Do you feel better when you take your insecurities out on me?

Adam:
(unties Karla. She embraces him, crying.) There there. It'll be alright. I forgive you. It's not the end of the world.

Karla:
Adam, I still love you. Oh, I don't know what I was thinking!

Cai:
Oh, don't make me puke!

Adam:
I love you too... (Karla starts getting dressed) I'm sorry about what I did... I see now what a jerk I was... (quietly, in an effort to prevent Sindi from hearing) But now that we're even, maybe we can start over...

Cai:
(Loudly echoes Adam in falsetto) I love you, I'm sorry, boo hoo, let's start over 'cause I'm a door mat! God, you're pathetic!

Sindi:
Adam! You said you were done!

Adam:
Sindi, I... Um, I...

Sindi:
You promised!

Karla:
Adam? What--

Adam:
Look, we can talk--

Karla:
Adam, what is she talking about? Oh, you didn't... (starts crying)

Adam:
Karla, no, really...

Cai:
Yeah, boo hoo - just get your clothes on and get out! Stupid bitch.

Karla:
(gasps) Oh, you're so mean! (wailing)

Adam:
Hey, don't talk to her that way!

Cai:
Maybe I was talking to you.

Adam:
Cai, you've really got it coming.

Cai:
Why, what are you gonna do? Bitch-slap me? Kick me in the shins with your pointy-ass little elf-fag boots? Just get out!

Adam:
You really think you're a big shot, don't you?

Karla:
Adam, come on... oh please, let's just go home...

Cai:
Yeah, listen to your woman. You poor pussy-whipped bastard.

Adam:
Shut up, Cai. At least I haven't fried my brain like you have!

Cai:
Well Adam, if you think I'm unstable maybe you should leave before I hurt you.

Sindi:
Um, Adam, maybe you should go.

Cai:
(Turning on her) Hey, you brought him here! Pulling shit like this, I should just kick you out too. Fucking traitor! See if I ever touch you again!

Sindi:
Cai...

Adam:
Cai, leave her alone.

Cai:
Get out, Adam! Don't make me push you out the fucking door!

Adam:
Cai, you can't treat people like this. I'll... I'll find your girlfriend and I'll tell her...

Cai:
Excuse me? (advancing)

Karla:
Guys, don't--

Adam:
I said I'll get your girlfriend's number and tell her what a sleazy bastard you--

Cai:
You're fucking dead, drama queen!

(Fight. Adam does more dodging than hitting and is constantly on the edge of losing badly. He notices the knife on the table and picks it up to defend himself. He isn't actually trying to stab Cai, but Cai's momentum carries him onto the blade. Karla screams. Cai falls to his knees, wounded.)

Cai:
Oh... fuck...

Adam:
Holy shit. (drops the knife in shock) Holy shit Cai, I didn't mean to...

Karla:
Oh my God, Adam! Cai, oh my God. (hysterical carrying-on)

Cai:
Call an ambulance! What are you, stupid?

(Karla starts to move but Sindi gets to the phone first. Exits into Cai's room to make the call. Adam stands around awkwardly.)

Cai:
What are you looking at? You'd better hope I don't die. Someone like you wouldn't last long in jail.

Adam:
Cai... I...

Cai:
Shut up! Get out! Get out, damn you! (Throws whatever is nearby at Adam. Adam runs away. Karla runs after him. Cai tries to get up but collapses. Sindi re-enters.)

Sindi:
There's an ambulance coming.

Cai:
(weakly) Yeah? Well it's about time.

Sindi:
Cai, I'm really sorry, I never thought--

Cai:
Doesn't matter now. (reeling) This sucks... if I die... my girlfriend will find out... aw fuck...

Sindi:
Cai, don't...

Cai:
I can't... leave her like this...

Sindi:
Cai, you're not going to die!

Cai:
I h-hope you're right... (faints)

(pounding on the door. Sindi goes to attend to it. Blackout.)

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