A Date With Density, Part 5
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The Script For Today's Comic!
Izzy and Tom are talking. It’s a comfortable situation, where Tom is leaning in to talk to her, hands hung between his legs, and Izzy is unconsciously mirroring his body language. Izzy is still a little upset, but Tom is making her feel better.
IZZY: How did you know something would go wrong?
TOM: Tanner self-sabotages everything. He only likes Ann because she hates him.
IZZY: So why are you telling me this?
TOM: Because Karla likes you a lot just from one luncheon, and you seem like a cool person. I don’t know enough cool people…. And my wife needs a girl friend to do girl stuff with.
TOM: So I’d really hate it if one awkward experience drove you away.
IZZY: I like that. I mean, I like the idea of new friends, but…
TOM (earnestly, welcoming her): Look. Forget this whole “date” thing ever happened. We’ll all go out to see Slither together, and you can play in our roleplaying game. We’ll see where it goes from there.
IZZY: Great. So I’m auditioning for your group of friends.
TOM (looking off to one side knowingly as Karla enters the room, stage right, guiding Izzy’s eyes over): Actually, after what they did, they’ll audition for you.
KARLA (staggering in with a ludicrously large thing of roses, so big it nearly doesn’t fit through the door, with a huge “I’M SORRY” card attached to it): Tanner sent this bouquet of roses, and I just happened to buy you this case of Kahlua …