Mini Episode 7 Transcript
Mini Episode 7 - Caleb, 9/16
by lauren shippen
[sfx: iPhone voice memo beep]
[sfx: park sounds]
Caleb: Hey, thanks for meeting me.
Caleb: Do you wanna sit?
[sfx: boys sitting]
Caleb: Sorry that we haven’t really been able to talk at school. I just- it’s been kind of a crazy two weeks with football and classes and my mom getting on my ass about college applications, which is just-
Adam: It’s fine, Caleb, I get it. I’m actually kind of surprised you wanted to talk to me at all.
Caleb: Of course I want to talk to you. I miss you.
Adam: Yeah, so you texted.
Caleb: Didn’t you…did you miss me? No, uhh, never mind, just forget it-
Adam: Yeah, Caleb, of course I missed you. Can’t you…can’t you feel that?
Caleb: I didn’t want to assume anything. I wasn’t sure if you were sad because of me or…you know.
Adam: Well, you can’t take all of the credit, but yeah, I have missed you. A lot.
Caleb: I’m sorry. I don’t know if I’ve said that yet but I am really sorry, I freaked out and I fucked everything up and I know I’ve been a shitty boyfriend- well, I guess I haven’t been much of a boyfriend at all and I just. I’m sorry, okay?
Adam: What do you want from me, Caleb? I don’t hear from you for months and now…why did you want me to meet you?
Caleb: Dr. Bright says I can’t make decisions for you and I think that’s what I was trying to do. I care about you so much and I didn’t want to make your life more complicated or make things harder for you so I guess I just…I was a fucking coward.
Adam: I feel like I should apologize too-
Adam: No, just let me- I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this - about us. And I think I was too wrapped up in my own shit before. I was so worried about making you feel sad that I didn’t think and I didn’t let you in. And I put a lot of pressure on you to be the the stable one - the normal one - in the relationship, which I realize is pretty fucking ironic. Your power is- it's cool and everything but I don’t need you to be my superhero. And I’m sorry if you felt like you had to be. I don’t think you’re a coward.
Caleb: But I want to be your superhero, I want to make things better but I just -I’m just not sure I always can.
Adam: You make things better just by being there. I mean, I never thought I’d even be friends with you, let alone…you’ve made things so much better. I don’t think I told you that enough.
Caleb: Oh. Well, that’s, uh, that's good.
Adam: So…what does that mean? Do you- do you still want to, you know, go out?
Caleb: I’m game if you are.
Adam: You are such a jock. Meathead.
Adam: Okay, but we have to agree on one thing.
Caleb: Okay, what?
Adam: Neither of us is going to be the normal one. I think it’s best we just accept that.
Caleb: Sounds good to me. We’ll be weird together.
Adam: Yeah. Yeah, that sounds good.
[sfx: Adam taking his phone out of his pocket]
Caleb: What- were you recording this?
Adam: Um…yeah? It’s not anything shady, I promise. I just, I wasn’t sure how this was gonna go and if it went badly maybe we would never talk again and…well, I like listening to your voice, okay?
Caleb: Oh my god, you missed me soooooooo much.
[sfx: shuffling, laughter]
Caleb: -you missed me-
Adam: -you’re such a fucking asshole-
[sfx: iPhone voice memo beep]