A quotation appears over a black screen:
Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again.
For then the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.
- Matthew Arnold
INT. BEDROOM - MORNING
ANDY, late 40s, handsome, wakes to his alarm. He gets up, opens the curtains, and lets the morning light into the room. He starts a pot of coffee, turns on the morning news, and does 20 push-ups.
The phone RINGS. He answers as he pours a cup of coffee.
That’s too bad. Don’t worry, we’ll organize a charity event. She won’t have to suffer.
Right. See you later.
He hangs up the phone and takes a drink of coffee.
The news is in the middle of another catastrophic story.
Fire season is upon us again, earlier than last year. Multiple fires have sprung up across Southern California and firefighters say that due to the budget cuts, they simply don’t have the numbers to keep all the fires at bay...
This world -
He turns off the news and opens his planner to today. Under the date is the name DIANA with a question mark after it.
Needs more light in it.
He caresses Diana’s name.