SCENE OPENS to Ariana (Maya Woulfe) anxiously pacing the living room. She is clearly distraught, almost in tears. She’s clutching a pregnancy test in her hand. As she paces, she keeps looking at the test, as if still in disbelief about what the results say. She paces a few moments more, the tension ramping up as she struggles to hold it together. Finally, we hear the voice of her step-brother Marcus (AJ), as he walks through the front door.
Marcus enters the room, though he instantly looks concerned as he sees Ariana looking so distraught while obviously waiting for him. He asks her what’s wrong.
Ariana takes a shaky breath, then lifts the pregnancy test. She’s moved to tears and can’t even find the words to speak. She thrusts the pregnancy test into Marcus’s hands, unable to even look him in the eye. Marcus looks down at the object in his hands, then up at his step-sister. In disbelief, he asks her what happened. She isn’t even seeing anyone!