8. AT THE FRONT DOOR OF SANDRAâ€™S APARTMENT
Sandra opens the door, and outside stands her burly father (50), with a thick moustache, wearing Mafia sunglasses, and sharply dressed.
Hello Father, come on in.
Thomas turns toward the door, barely understands much of the conversation due to the distance, and, as he perceives that he is going to be seen, becomes self-conscious and rolls the wheelchair out of Sandraâ€™s fatherâ€™s line of sight.
Behind Sandraâ€™s father appears a man, who doesnâ€™t look very trustworthy. He is her fatherâ€™s henchman. Sandra knows him, and nods in his direction without speaking.
Whatâ€™s a cripple doing at your place?
Donâ€™t talk like that about him. He was involved in an accident and I was dressing his wounds.
You know that these kind of people only bring trouble ...
Iâ€™m just telling you â€“ so be careful!
What did you come for?
I wanted you to hear it from me ... Your mother and I have had a falling out. Iâ€™m moving my things to the beach house. You know how to reach me. This, of course, doesnâ€™t change our relationship. Feel free to call me whenever you need to.
Her father leaves and Sandra is saddened and stunned. It seems that this time itâ€™s for good.
9. IN THE LIVING ROOM
What did that guy want?
That was my father. It seems as if heâ€™s leaving my mother.
SANDRA (to herself)
Iâ€™m sorry for what I said. Maybe I should go ...
Itâ€™s alright . . .maybe itâ€™s better for both of them. You know, with my parents, I sometimes had the feeling that they were leading separate lives. My father is mainly focused on his business. He seems content, even without my mother. I wonder, sometimes, if my mother doesnâ€™t feel left alone. I mean, she keeps herself busy with her friends, and traveling, and clubs . . . but, . . . Do you know what I mean?
Thomas doesnâ€™t understand.