.

THOMAS

That’s not necessary, because I have a friend who lives near here. We need to study. Truth be told, HE needs to study, and I don’t want to let him fail.

SANDRA

Good, I’ll help you find your way there.

10. ON THE STREET

Sandra pushes Thomas in the wheelchair.

11. IN FRONT OF OLIVER’S APARTMENT, IN THE AFTERNOON

Near the entrance.

THOMAS

Well, here we are. Would you like to come up for a drink?

SANDRA

Perhaps another time. I still need to run a few errands, but wait ...

She scribbles her telephone number on a scrap of paper, and gives it to him.

SANDRA

... I would look forward to seeing each other again, under better conditions.

THOMAS

Likewise! Stop by Ricky’s Bar tomorrow...

Sandra leans over him and gives him a kiss on the nose. Sandra leaves. Thomas reaches for the intercom, while twisting in the wheelchair to catch a glimpse of Sandra and her legs. The contortion causes the wheelchair to flip over, backwards.

A voice over the intercom.

OLIVER

Tommy?

THOMAS

Yeah

OLIVER

You’re late! Come on up!

Thomas rights the wheelchair, and attempts to roll the it through the door, while at the same time attempting to hold the entrance door open. He makes it. As the door closes behind him, he folds the wheelchair together, picks it up under his arm, and sprints up the stairs to the fourth floor. He bursts into Oliver’s apartment.

12. IN OLIVER’S APARTMENT

THOMAS

Can I use your phone, quick?

He has already picked up the receiver.

OLIVER

Hey, Thomas, what are you doing with a wheelchair?

THOMAS (to Oliver)

Just a second...

THOMAS (on the phone)

– Hello? Adrian? –I know –I apologize – Nope –I can’t bring the wheel-chair back right now. It won’t work. No, it still works. I mean...

Thomas looks at the slightly scratched wheelchair.

THOMAS

I’ll bring it back to you tomorrow, for certain. I promise.

Thomas replaces the phone on the receiver.

THOMAS (to himself)

Shit! Shit, shit!

OLIVER

You’re going to tell me what’s going on, right?

THOMAS

Man! You have no idea!! I’ve met a hottie, and is she good looking! And she’s interested in me. I’d like to see what happens.