Mini Episode 7 Transcript

Mini Episode 7 - Caleb, 9/16
by lauren shippen

[sfx: iPhone voice memo beep]
[sfx: park sounds]
[sfx: footsteps]

Caleb: Hey, thanks for meeting me. 

Adam: Yeah. 

Caleb: Do you wanna sit?

Adam: Sure. 

[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-

Caleb: Adam-

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. 

Caleb: Dork. 

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]

Adam: Stop-

Caleb: -you missed me-

Adam: -you’re such a fucking asshole-

[sfx: iPhone voice memo beep]