Chapter 3:

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FADE IN:Bookmark here

INT. LECTURE HALL - DAYBookmark here

It’s later that day and Asami’s in her psychology class. She thinks back to the conversation she had earlier with Maya.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Is Maya right? Am I really wasting my potential?Bookmark here

PROFESSORBookmark here

Today we’ll be going other the differences between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures-Bookmark here

Asami takes out her notebook and writes the header on the page to take notes, but she’s still distracted.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

It’s not like I hate what I’m learning right now, but I guess it’s true that I’d rather be drawing or creating something.Bookmark here

Asami starts to doodle a vine filled with daisies winding up the side of her page. It’s one of her favorite flowers and a calming image to look at.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Can I really make a living off of art? I know it’s possible, but am I capable of doing that?Bookmark here

She impatiently taps her foot on the floor.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Am I not happy with what I’m doing right now?!Bookmark here

The boy sitting next to her looks over with a curious look. She immediately notices and ceases tapping.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Crap. I didn’t even realize I was doing that. He must be so annoyed.Bookmark here

Asami internally beats herself up for being a “public disturbance”. She shouldn’t be letting her thoughts manifest themselves in such behaviors.Bookmark here

FADE:Bookmark here

PROFESSORBookmark here

And that’ll be it for today! Make sure to do the reading for the next chapter before we meet next class. I’ll see you all on Wednesday.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Wait what?! Class is over?? Crap. I didn’t take any notes… And I don’t know anyone in this class yet, because the semester just started…Bookmark here

Her seat partner gives her a tap on the shoulder. He looks a little worried.Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Hey, are you okay?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Huh? Um yeah! I’m fine!Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Hm okay. You seemed really stressed out during class, but that must have been my misread. Sorry about that.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Actually you’re not wrong. I kind of have a lot going through my head right now… and might have totally forgotten to take notes.Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Oh do you want the notes I took?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Yes! That would be great! Oh my god thank you so much.Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Don’t worry about it! Here, I’ll give you my phone number, so I can text you a picture of the notes to you. I’m Kai, by the way.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Asami. Let me find my phone.Bookmark here

Asami searches through her bag to find her phone. Her phone is exactly where she placed it, but unfortunately, what does appear to be missing is her sketchbook. She feels her heart skip a beat in panic.Bookmark here

She quickly opens up the messaging app on her phone and hands it to Kai.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Just text yourself from here.Bookmark here

Asami immediately goes back to scrambling through her bag. She places her bag on the table and tears through all the pockets.Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Ok I messaged myself… You good??Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

omg omg omg WHERE’S MY SKETCHBOOK?!Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

You… lost your sketchbook??Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Yeah I think so. It’s not in my bag. Crap, did I drop it somewhere?Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Ummmm when’s the last time you saw it??Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

I don’t know! I didn’t draw it in today, so it should be in here, but it’s not!Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Hm ok? Did you take it out by any chance?”Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

I don’t think so-Bookmark here

Wait, I did! This morning at the cafe when I showed Maya the thumbnails for-Bookmark here

Asami snaps out of it and notices how puzzled Kai appears to be. She blushes, embarrassed at her outburst.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Gosh. I’m so sorry you had to see me like this. I swear I’m not this scatterbrained most of the time. Ugh what a terrible start to the semester.Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Tell me about it. We all have those days. Last semester, I was walking through campus and a bird decided it’s the perfect time to take a shit while it was flying right over me. That ruined my mood for the whole day.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Gees, that sounds terrible.Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Sure was. Anyways, I’m glad I was able to help you figure out where your sketchbook might be.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Yeah thank you!Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Well, are you gonna go look for it?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

I have another class starting soon so I’ll need to go later.Bookmark here

KAIBookmark here

Ah okay. Well, good luck finding it! And I’ll text you the notes tonight!Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Okay thank you!Bookmark here

EXT. CAMPUS - DAYBookmark here

They both exit the lecture hall and part ways with a friendly wave.Bookmark here

Asami walks to a nearby bench and looks through her bag again to double check. She sighs at her incompetence.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Ugh are you kidding me. I lost my sketchbook and now my classmate thinks I’m crazy. FML. Kai seemed like a nice guy though.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.CONT’D)Bookmark here

I’m so stressed out. Should I just go look for my sketchbook right now? No, I can’t show up late for the first class session. That would be so embarrassing! I wonder if I can go back and look for my sketchbook later. My last class ends at 5:30pm.Bookmark here

Quickly, she rushes to google the cafe’s business hours in hopes of an opportunity.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

They’re open till 6! That’ll be enough time to stop by! Please be there.Bookmark here

FADE OUT:Bookmark here

FADE IN:Bookmark here

INT. CAFE - NIGHTBookmark here

Yuuki returns to the cafe for his dreaded closing shift. He didn’t even bother to change since he’s the only employee present. His thoughts return to the events of the morning. Particularly to when he had left the cafe earlier.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

I swear it’s her… but what are the odds of running into her here.Bookmark here

The sound of bells and footsteps alerts him that someone has entered the cafe.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Are you kidding me? Coming in 10 minutes before closing?Bookmark here

The customer is the girl he had been thinking about; Asami. She appears distracted as her eyes wander around the premises of the cafe.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

It’s her! But what is she doing?Bookmark here

Asami gives up her search and approaches Yuuki for assistance.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Um hello. I was here earlier today and I think I might have forgotten my sketchbook. Have you seen it by any chance?Bookmark here

Yuuki tries to think, but is taken aback by the fact that the girl he was thinking about magically showed up.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

I’m not sure, but I can go check in the backroom.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Okay. Thank you.Bookmark here

Yuuki heads around the back to retrieve the sketchbook. Asami watches as he leaves the room.Bookmark here

ASAMI (V.O.)Bookmark here

It’s the boy from this morning. I didn’t know he worked here. Maybe that’s what I remember him from…Bookmark here

Scene cuts back to Yuuki. Bookmark here

He rifles around the objects left on a shelf in the backroom. He finds a journal.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

It must be this.Bookmark here

He quickly flips through the pages full of colorful sketches and illustrations.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Wow, her drawings are really good! Did she write her name in here?Bookmark here

“Asami Summers | Please text if found 760-xxx-xxxx”Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Wait ASAMI SUMMERS?! I was right. It is her!Bookmark here

Yuuki hesitates to go back out.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

What should I say to her?! "Hi! It's me, Yuuki! Your childhood neighbor? Remember me?!"Bookmark here

He cringes at the thought of saying that.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

God. No. That’s so stupid. Fuck. Should I pretend not to know her??Bookmark here

After pacing around the backroom for a bit, he gets his shit together and musters all his courage to exit the backroom, still undecided on what to say.Bookmark here

Yuuki comes back into view and hands Asami her beloved sketchbook back.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Here you go.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh my god! Thank you so much!Bookmark here

With a nervous laugh, he scratches the back of his head.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

No problem. You should be more careful not to lose it.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Yeah I can be such a klutz sometimes haha. Again, thank you so much!Bookmark here

Asami is satisfied and prepares to leave the cafe. Yuuki hesitates to try and speak up.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

I guess she didn’t recognize me… Should I ask her? Does she even remember me? What if she doesn’t.Bookmark here

His curiosity gets the best of him.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

It’s now or never!Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Uhh you’re Asami right?Bookmark here

Asami turns around, surprised.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

How do you know my name? Have we met before-Bookmark here

The bright name tag displayed on Yuuki’s shirt is all Asami needs to come to the sudden realization of who exactly stands before her.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

No way. YUUKI?!Bookmark here

FADE OUT:Bookmark here


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