INT. N’S ROOM – MORNING
N wakes up and looks at the alarm clock: 7:15. N JUMPS OUT of the bed. “It’s 7:15!” she shouts.
N wakes 8 up, but 8 does not get up.
INT. N’S ENTRANCE – LATER
N tells M, “Good bye.” as M walks out the door.
INT. N’S BEDROOM – LATER
N has tears in her eyes when she tells 8 who is still in bed that, “You are not getting anything good out of this.”
INT. N’S DINNING ROOM – LATER
N starts to work on the translation of some German texts at the dinning table.
INT. LESSON ROOM – AFTERNOON
N sits in front of T. Textbooks in front of them.
T talks and N listens quietly with nodding her head.
N’s smile grows empty and weary.
The clock RINGS 1 time.
NEWS ON THE PHONE:
Europe – Immigrants
America – Trump
Japan – Authority apologizing
China – Air pollution
INT. N’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
N sits in bed with her iPad.
N makes meat sauce spaghetti for 8. 8 looks happy when he eats it.
BACK TO PRESENT
N starts to type on iPad: “Is unhappiness so bad? It’s only a part of the human condition.”