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J.R. turns to David before they finish carrying Elmar out of the apartment. He stares at Elmar for a second, then turns again.
J.R.: I didn’t plan for this.
DAVID: Neither did I.
INT. APARTMENT FLOOR HALLWAY
They continue dragging Elmar out of the apartment, Karen leads the way, she locks the door behind her but keeps a constant eye out on her surroundings.
Carlin, J.R. and Elmar near the elevator as Karen continues scouting the hallway.
J.R., more nervous than he has ever been, presses the button to call the elevator.
KAREN: We’re still good. Just one floor.
The doors open to reveal a 20 something year old MALE NEIGHBOUR.
The Male Neighbour stands alone, slightly buzzed. He notices Elmar with both arms wrapped around Carlin and J.R.
Initially he stare, somewhat disturbed. He also notices Elmar’s bold stench.
The Male Neighbour then chuckles.
CARLIN: [to break the tension] Too much to drink, haha…
MALE NEIGHBOUR: I know how that is, you’re good friends being there for him.
KAREN: [afraid] Bye guys, call me.
She begins heading back to the apartment.
The elevator doors close.
Karen pauses in front of her front door. She glances around it, then back down the hallway, noticing the other apartments.
She then slumps, her legs lazily stretched out. She strokes the carpet and just takes a second to breathe and think. It takes all the strength she can muster up to refrain from crying.
She inhales deeply and rises her feet, before heading back in.
INT. APARTMENT HALLWAY
Karen enters the apartment and stands in the hallway. David looks afraid, still cowering in the closet, but he stares intensely at Karen as she closes the door behind her.
KAREN: And so what do we do now David?
DAVID: [wincing] Let me… Let me go?
KAREN: In due time, I just want to wait for their call.
DAVID: Their call?
KAREN: Yes, to make sure everything’s okay.
Karen sits beside David.
KAREN: Look, I decided on the best solution. It took me quite a long time, I’ve been throwing out hundreds of ideas and so did J.R. but–
DAVID: — Please don’t hurt me.