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Is Everything OK?
SCENE OPENS on Sue, a middle-aged woman, as she finishes a phone call with a friend. Speaking in soft, reassuring tones, she tells the other end of the line to stay calm. Of course, they will be happy to have her daughter come and stay for a while during the separation. She knows how hard divorce be. Besides, Tiffany and her boys have always got along. She gets off the phone and, taking a deep breath, calls out to her two sons to join her for a family meeting. Dave and Mike still live at home, despite being grown men. They have it easy here, with their dotting mom, a big house, and few responsibilities. When Sue enters the living room, she finds them sprawled out on the couch watching television. She sits down and turns the TV off to announce that she has some news. They have a house guest coming today. Tiffany Wilde. Her parents are getting a divorce and her mom needs their help. The boys look at each other. 'Is everything ok with Mrs. Wilde?' Dave asks, concerned. Sue, trying not to seem flustered, replies that the mom simply can't look after Tiffany for a while. She needs to take of herself first. So, that's why they are going to help by taking Tiffany in. 'Absolutely,' Mike says. 'What do you need us to do mom?' Sue hugs her sons and then begins to pace around the room, explaining everything that they need to do to get ready for the girl's arrival. As she spits out instructions, the boys slowly glance at each other one more time. CUT to Tiffany driving in the back seat of a car, her bags beside her. She sits silently, her eyes glazed over with tears, as she stares out the window. She looks so lost.