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  1. 1. Mock Sides: Original Scripts for Workshop Actors A DEPLOYED HEART Written by Chad Schnackel & David Dalton Pages: 2+ Characters: Melissa, 20's Marty, 20's Synopsis: Marty drops by Melissa's place to confess his love ...and the fact he accidentally joined the military. PERMISSION FOR USE Educational Use: YOU HAVE PERMISSION to use this script for acting classes & workshops, general auditions, audition workshops, school entry auditions, school scholarship auditions, personal practice, and school related competitions where no monetary awards or prizes are given. Film or Video Productions: YOU HAVE PERMISSION to film or videotape a performance of this script for the purpose of demonstration (demo reel or show reel) as long as the writer's names appear in the film/video credits in the finished production. Expansion/Development/Film Festivals: YOU MUST OBTAIN expressed written permission from the MockSides administrators (writers David Dalton & Chad Schnackel) to expand or develop this script into a short film, feature, or any sort of episodic series for commercial use or for entries into film festivals and competitions where a monetary award or prize is offered, in which case, monetary compensation may be required by the writers. NOTE: Most film festival organizations and their sponsors may not even allow a produced video/film of this script to be entered, since there may already be produced versions of this script by others, making it an "unoriginal film". We recommend you commission the writers of this script to create original content for your use only. Copyright © 2010
  2. 2. Mock Sides: Original Scripts for Workshop Actors INT. APARTMENT - DAY MELISSA is sitting on the couch reading when there is a KNOCK at the door. She gets up and goes to open it. Standing in the doorway is MARTY. Melissa is a bit confused at the sight of him. MELISSA Hey Marty. What are you doing here? Marty looks a bit embarrassed. He looks up. Can I come in? MARTY Melissa is hesitant but lets him in. Marty starts pacing around the room. MELISSA What can I do for you? Marty keeps pacing then finally turns to look at her. MARTY Look, I don’t know how else to say this so I’m just going to say it. Okay... MELISSA MARTY I leave in the morning. MELISSA Are you going on vacation? MARTY Not exactly. I’m being deployed overseas. MELISSA I didn’t even know you were in the military. MARTY Yeah, I kind of joined the other night accidentally. MELISSA How do you accidentally join the military? Marty shrugs his shoulders. Copyright © 2010 (CONTINUED)
  3. 3. Mock Sides: Original Scripts for Workshop Actors MARTY That doesn’t matter. The point is, now that I have to go I have a few things I have to get off my chest. Okay. MELISSA MARTY I think I’m in love with you. Melissa is a bit shocked. Not quite sure what to say. MARTY I’ve had a crush on you ever since you moved into the apartment complex. Melissa is still shocked. MELISSA Uh, thank you, I guess. MARTY I just wanted you to know that. I’m not sure what’s going to happen over seas and I didn’t want to have any regrets. MELISSA Well, that’s very sweet of you. (beat) I kind of have a boyfriend. MARTY I know. And I don’t want to ruin anything between you and him, I just wanted you to know how I felt. MELISSA Okay, well thank you. She motions for the door. Marty starts to walk towards it before turning around. MARTY Do you think it would be okay if I wrote you? Melissa thinks for a second. MELISSA I don’t know if that would be a good idea. My boyfriend and all. Copyright © 2010 (CONTINUED)
  4. 4. Mock Sides: Original Scripts for Workshop Actors MARTY I understand. I just ...Well, I don’t really know a lot of people, and by writing you it would feel like I actually had a friend in the states. (beat) You don’t have to respond or anything. I just ...I don’t know. I just thought that maybe... Melissa opens the door. He starts to walk through and turns back. MARTY Thanks for listening. He turns to leave and Melissa stops him. She reaches up and kisses him on the cheek. MELISSA If you really want to write me, you can. Marty smiles. Thanks. MARTY FADE TO BLACK. Copyright © 2010