Mixed girl, five years old
Tansy's father, British gentleman, businessmen
Tansy's mother, Chinese lady, Pianist, when she married a businessman Jonathan Eyre, then becoming a housewife.
Poets, writer, friend of Mr. Eyre
Blurred a still life painting
A sunshine coming from the window,
the painting gradually clear, dissolve to a breakfast table
INT. EYRE's DINING ROOM - MORNING
TANSY sitting at the table
GRETCHEN come in, put a breakfast on her opposite
Opposite empty chair
GRETCHEN sit down and took a vial
and poured the medicine in a teaspoon
Medicine in teaspoon
Brown, slightly shaking
(Stretched out the medicine to TANSY)
Tansy, come, open your mouth
TANSY's face features twisted, disgusted,
and soon covered her mouth, her head desperately twisted
The spoon is getting closer.
The smell so bad!
Come on, good girl, drink the the medicine,
and then i give you a chocolate.
TANSY shook her head hard.
GRETCHEN's face: very serious
JONATHAN come in and siting down the chair opposite GRETCHEN
He looked at the breakfast in front of him
use a fork to take the fried egg, frowned, open the newspaper to read.
Mom, I'm brave, but, but I got well now
See, I don't have cough now, so, I don't need the medicine.
TANSY could not help but burst out cough out, face are turn to red.
(More serious )
Look that you, come on, take this medicine immediately！
Don’t be naughty, do well behave Tansy!
Slowly change to crying, then coughing
(The eyes move over from the newspaper)
Tansy, this is magic water, you take this,
will be stronger, like the peter Pan
This weekend I'll take you
to the Bolshoi Ballet's nutcracker
(Anger from the heart burning to the face)
Dear Mr. Eyre, thank you for your kind invitation,
You just to make happy with that woman,
But remember that never let the woman's
dirty hands touch my daughter!
Our quarrel rises from the morning
and fall down at the night.
Do you enjoyed such a life? I'm tired of it.
Like this over fried egg, I tired as well.
I am not a complaint,
Just let you learn to improve,
learn to listen to suggestions.
The British woman will gentle to fry eggs.
Mr. Eyre, unfortunately, you mistakenly chosen to
marred a Chinese woman.
If so, I will out for breakfast.
Tansy, come,take it immediately!
Then have breakfast, and then go to school.
Tansy, just to eat a little bit bread,
can feel the medicine is not too bitter.
I don't like to eat bread
Tansy, you know, when I was a child,
I don't like eat as well.
My mother said: If a child don't eat,
they will be to sent to China.
Why sent to China?
Because in China, all family are poor,
no food for children to eat.
(Look at GRETCHEN)
Of course, at that time, now is big changed,
China now is a very rich country.
This is your education, your mother instilled you
discrimination and ridicule other races
You inculcate to the next generation,
you, a highly educated.person.
This is the most rude and arrogant.
The Bible said, Be ye angry, and sin not:
let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
and do not give the devil a foothold.
(Sound getting smaller and smaller,
gradually disappear, music start)
GRETCHEN silent quarrel
JONATHAN silent quarrel
TANSY's eyes like watching table tennis
Through her eyes pupil,
Splashed red, mixed into purple
Then into red blood
Title, Credits list
JONATHAN stood up and threw the newspaper on the plate,
where he had not finished breakfast
Hastily wearing a suit, tie didn't well,
bang shut the door away.
Two ladies silently, eyes following JONATHAN's series of actions，
their eyes finally stay on the door.
The sound of the car from the outside.
TANSY ran to the window, her father's car is out of the gate door.
(Endured tears, anger to TANSY, speak Mandarin)
（You have been very naughty lately，
I'm so upset, you do keep my hands full!
If you don’t good behave, you are not going to get any red flower!）
GRETCHEN walk to the window
That tea spoon straight into the TANSY's mouth.
TANSY looks like drowning
mother followed by the water.
For a while TANSY calm down
She looked at her mother's face
（Mom, I'm so brave to drink that so bitter medicine.
I'm good right? Can I have the red flowers?）
（Ok, but you have to be good tomorrow as well, you know?）
INT. EYRE's HALLWAY - DAY
GRETCHEN holding TANSY‘s hand walk to the piano room
INT. EYRE's PIANO ROOM
GRETCHEN and TANSY come in piano room
they stand to the wall before the bulletin board
There a music stave paper.
Music paper, the edge a missing, apparently hastily torn
The top a photo there - crying TANSY
Mom, I don't like this picture
Can you take it off ? I was little kid that time, wasn't it?
(Could not help but laugh, immediately stop lauthing)
Yeah, you were little kid last week,
and already grow up big enough this week.
TANSY crying photo
EXT. Street - DAY
You want that doll, but your bedroom has been filled with dolls,
That Sophia is new, I bought just a few days ago
But I don't like Sophia now
Oh, you so soon lost interest that doll,
but she is still almost brand new.
Alright, People always disappoint interested the old one,
and to throw them away like throw the rubbish,
and want to get a new one.
Okay, you're crying here, I'm go home now.
GRETCHEN pretend to go,
TANSY standing for a while, also following her mum
INT. EYRE's PIANO ROOM - DAY
On the music paper, under TANSY‘s name,
there are mixed lots of red flowers and black pigs
she take a red ballpoint pen, and drawing a five circles to composed a red flower.
Mom you see, how brave I am today,
Drink that so bitter medicine,
is it supposed to have two red flowers?
Okay, but you will don't approaching the swimming pool side，
You promise me that, so, I will give you two flowers, if you don't obedient,
I'll give you a hundred black pig, do you understand?
I don't want the black pigs, I don't want go to the pool side.
Good girl! Now mom have something to do,
you go to play with Snowy.
Don't forgot what you promised me.
GRETCHEN siting down before the piano and start playing:
Chopin's Ballade No.4 Op.52
SNOWY has shook his tail ran to the garden.
Snowy! Waiting for me!
TANSY followed by running to the garden
EXT. EYRE's GARDEN - DAY
Very bright sunny day, just cut the grass like a green blanket, SNOWY rolling on the grass.
Listen, Snowy, don't do that!,Mom doesn't like the kid rolling on the ground.
SNOWY up, barking and then continue to rolling
You don't listen to me? You must have three, no, a hundred black pigs today,
SNOWY wagging the tail
what did you say? How silly you are! Why don't you can't speak?
I'm not like you, I will very clean, look, I'm wearing a white skirt.
TANSY running around in the garden for a while,
She standing, cast a sidelong glance to the distant swimming pool
A man working to cleaning the pool.
EXT. EYRE's POOL - DAY
The man just pouring clean water into the pool
EXT. EYRE's GARDEN - DAY
TANSY watched for a while, she walk to the pool through the garden,
EXT. EYRE's POOL - DAY
Pool: very blue water
TANSY standing at the poolside
Wow! blue, what's blue water, like the sea.
Have you been to the sea?
Yes, I've been to the sea last summer.
Wow, very blue, lots of blue, so beautiful,
I with my dad and mom together.
Girl, the sea is beautiful, but also dangerous, if you can't swim.
Here need to fitted with railings.
Go to elsewhere, here is too dangerous.
Stay away from here, go,go!
TANSY running quickly to the garden
Far, more far, to the house front, never back here before has railings here.
TANSY to the front of the house
The worker take his tools, put in his car which parked
at the entrance of the garden and drove off.
When the worker left, TANSY once again go to the pool side,
She sit down and shaking her little legs on the water
SNOWY lying beside her.
Snowy, you know? I definitely not play here,
I just sit for a moment, think about things, that's it.
SNOWY shook his tail
Snowy, you are thinking here as well, do you?
The pool is very blue
Blue, a lot of blue, this is the sea!
TANSY's eyes reflecting the water, light, very blue
EXT. SEASIDE - DAY
JONATHAN standing in the sea,
he picked TANSY up and put her on his shoulders .
GRETCHEN hugged JONATHAN,
her head lies on JONATHAN's chest.
The family all laughing.
They turn and running to the middle of the sea
INT. Hotel RESTAURANT - NIGHT
EYRE family sitting at the table
Beside a big windows
A pianist playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonsta
JONATHAN and GRETCHEN gazing lovingly each others.
TANSY looked her dad, mom
They listen the music
TANSY starts weeping
JONATHAN looked TANSY and put his hand stroked TANSY's back
GRETCHEN take a tissue wipe her tears
Some People looked TANSY
I'm sorry, my daughter she just fell touched,
Oh, this music awakened everyone's sensation.
affecting it is even to a really tiny kid.
What a sensitive girl, she will become a good musician in the future
JONATHAN picking TANSY up to sit on his leg, let her head on his chest.
GRETCHEN and JONATHAN also in tears.
Okay, everything should be okay, my crying angel.
I‘m not crying, I just stomachache.
Sweetheart, don't be shy, this Beethoven's moonlight sonata really touching,
does this to all of us at some point…
Is it a story?
Yes, a story about moonlight, sea and love. Come, look, look there
GRETCHEN scooped TANSY up in her arms, and they look out from the window
Blue, bright moon night, under the moonlight, dark blue sea waves fluctuating.
TANSY's eyes, reflecting the light blue moonlight and dark blue sea,
Listen, these sounds tinkling, tinkling,
the composer used the most simple notes
like a very very pure water drips,
lots of little drips drop down , they hugged together ,
converging to the sea.
Music has the rich meaning as this boundless sea.
JONATHAN also come together,
they all to look out the beautiful night scene.
Applause sound, this piece finished.
The pianist bow to the audience.
I want to play just a piece.
JONATHAN nodded with a smile,
GRETCHEN go to the piano
Bravo! You played so beautiful! Could I play something Just a piece?
GRETCHEN sitting in front of the piano
Good evening everyone,
I'm Gretchen, there are my husband and my daughter.
Now I'll play Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3 in a flat Major.
JONATHAN and TANSY applause
Wow, Your wife is a pianist.
GRETCHEN plays Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3 in a flat Major.
The couple kissing
The music continues
TANSY's eyes, eye black pupil,
Through the black pupil
EXT. EYRE'S POOL - DAY
Tansy struggle in the pool,
She sinks to the water
Mom! I can't breathe, mom... mom ...
Underwater a black hole
TANSY sinks through the black hole, the water turns black.
TANSY rise to the water surface
Above a overlooking the face of a woman
Ah, you finally come! I'm waiting for you for a long time.
EXT. WOMAN's POOL - DAY
TANSY has pulled out of the black water by the woman
TANSY rubbed her face's water with her hand back, and coughing
The woman stand under a high tree
Slowly from bottom to top
Red shoes, red long dress, hands crossed on her chest
Her face is very white and her eyes are big and very dark
Woman is quite tall.
Woman's eyes, like two deep caves,
which each inside have a small spark.
who are you?
I'm your friend
You look like Sophia
Who is Sophia?
She look around, here is not her house's garden,
here is a strange place
TANSY starts crying
I'm Tansy, I’m five years old.
I'm not naughty girl, I want to go home,
can you send me home?
Oh, I know you, it's Tansy right? You got a nice name!
I don't know who you are, I'm afraid of you
Don't be afraid, I'm Sophia!
You are not, Sophia is my doll,
you are so tall, she doesn't tall.
Oh, I'm Sophia, I grow up!
Do you know? All the dolls have their souls,
and they all will grow up.
I don‘’t want my dolls to grew up, I'm afraid you!
Please send me home, wah ...
(Raise her voice)
A boy quietly out from the tree behind.
He has wearing a clean, black clothes,
so that clothes look very black,
And his face is very white,
this is a good looking little boy.
TANSY is shy
She wiped her tears, and swat her white skirt.
Do you like to play with Fred?
Come, come to our house, not far from here.
My mom said, I can't go to the stranger's house.
I'm not a stranger, i'm Sophia, that's what you said,
I'm not a stranger, i'm Sophia, that's what you said,
Are we good friends isn't it?
Since you are my doll, I can go with you.
They walk a while not far
Woman open a door.
EXT. WOMAN's GARDEN - DAY
The courtyard is full of beautiful flowers
Walk along the middle of the garden path,
through these beautiful flowers,
to a standstill outside house.
Woman open the door.
Please come in, Tansy, here always welcome you
Fred, take Tansy's hand and lead her in.
FRED to take TANSY's hand
When FRED cold fingertips touched TANSY's hand,
TANSY instinctively withdraw her hand.
Big black eyes, watching TANSY
both inside also have a small flames.
TANSY take FRED's hand, bravely into the house.
INT. WOMAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Let we having afternoon tea in this beautiful room
It's a delight to have tea and delicacy refreshment while relaxing.
In the room a table covered with a white tablecloth
by an open window.
A table filled with refreshment
Tea and coffee are steaming.
A a blooming rose sticking in from the window
My princess, are you satisfied with all of these?
Yes, I like here are so many delicious cakes,
and this rose so beautiful.
Are you living here?
Are you our neighbours?
Yes, we are belong here.
You also would be here often
If you come again at next time,
You will have a cake that only for princess.
Are you willing to come again?
Our neighbour Mary made cake also delicious,
She gave it to us, my mom fried dumplings to them.
I like to come again, thank you! Is it far from my house?
No, not far, as long as the thoughts had jumped into your mind.
Ah, you will be here
Did my mom and dad came here before?
They have their own world, and everyone's world is different.
The world is made up of people's senses,
(Woman's hand in TANSY face pointing, eyes, nose, mouth)
you see, you hear and you feel, all of these composed world!
You laughing, no longer afraid, good girl
Here is the human's home,
But people always forgotten here,
or just they refused to admit it.
They all come through the pool?
Very natural, like a sudden lost.
Have you ever got lost?
Mom always take my hand,
she said: you don't be straying .
Yes, that is it, when you are in a strange place,
cannot find the destination
Like in a forest, you don't know how to through out
When you are tired, need to relax,
when you don't know how to choose
You suddenly see a path,
you come over, come over, so is here.
I just went to the pool while thinking about things, so I‘m here.
What a clever girl, exactly,
Just obedient to nature.
My lovely guest, since you came,
We have to treat you well, let we play a game,
do you like to play a game?
I like to play games very much, but Snowy doesn't know that
He just a doggie, he can't speak, just wow wow.
We don't play games with a doggie, only you and me and Fred
Listen, don't tell anybody, even your mom and dad, it is a secret.
What is the secret?
Is something hiding by somebody, we go to find it, it is very interesting.
For example, your mom hides things, she doesn't let you know.
What does mom hide?
Oh, I know, my mom hid the chocolates,
She said I eat too much chocolates not good for teeth.
Do you want me to find these chocolates?
No, no, the chocolates have meaningless,
We need to find some interesting things,
for example, there is a place in your home,
Mom always in there,
but she shut the door, and warned you, never go in!
The kitchen! Mom said, the kitchen is very dangerous,
kid can't go in.
Is your mom always in the kitchen?
No, she is always in the piano room,
she playing the piano,
if my dad not home, she plays at night
She play that song, make me in tears.
She said those tinkling tinkling,
like a lot of water droplets,
These drops will become a sea.
Very interesting, Is your dad not home often?
Yes, he is not good boy, often play in the street.
Oh, yes, go to the piano room,
To see what happens there?
Would be a very interesting story.
I don't like this game, mom don't like me do that.
a lots of music sheets in piano room, many, many.
There a sheet draw a lot of red flowers.
It was my mom draw for me.
What is the red flower?
Mom draw on the music sheet, if I be good girl,
mom give me red flowers, but if I make some mistake,
mom give me the black pigs.
I'm sure you will love the games, you will love a good story.
And, you will be praised, the human's favorite thing, is be praised.
Especially this modern world,
the Facebook, Twitter and Wechat and so on
People post their private life there, for what?
Just want some "like"s by others,
even stranger, fictional, doesn't exist.
For these false, meaningless "like"s,
they can do the most crazy thing.
That also including you, you want to be praised.
Yes, I want a lot of red flowers.
I hope my mom and dad love me.
You see, your mom can only gave you her draws red flowers,
and she not draw well. Good behaviour deserves praise.
Next time, here will be a blaze of colour,
lovely flowers everywhere,
and in the in the middle will here a heart shaped flowerbed
(Eyes shining )
The game sounds so nice, I'll do it.
Good girl, Go, go there at the night,
let we find out what the hidden secret behind the piano room,
has a deep significance to us.
I send you home now.
They go back to the pool
EXT. WOMAN's POOL - DAY, SUDDENLY DARK
Woman pick up TANSY suddenly threw her to the pool
EXT. EYRE'S POOL - DAY
TANSY struggles in the water
TANSY shouted, struggling, floating in the pool
SNOWY running from afar,
followed by GRETCHEN and the worker
the worker jumping to the pool and saved TANSY.
GRETCHEN immediately took a thick towel wrapp around TANSY,
an run to home.
INT. TANSY's BEDROOM - EVENING
TANSY lying in bed, coughing
A doctor had just finished checking TANSY
JONATHAN and GRETCHEN sit by the bedside
GRETCHEN cover the quilt for TANSY
Fortunately, not big problem, just a bit cold,
I'll give her some medicine.
Don't worry, she'll get better soon.
Thank you doctor.
Doctor gathered up his medicine box and ready to leave
I walk you to the door.
Mom, I didn't went to the pool,
I just been there to thought about things
Snowy also thought things there,
he was rolling on the grass.
What ' s the stupid thing you ' ve done?
Let Tansy fall in the pool
You, you are unfit mother!
I told her don't go to the pool
Hah, you told her, she is only 5 years old little kid,
is need you to take care of her!
How about you? Did you take care of her?
I told you the pool need to repair the fence
you have time to date a woman,
but you never have time just make a phone call,
call the workers to repair the fence.
Gretchen, I really can ' t stand it any more
Don't waste the time to saying these vicious words
If you want to divorce,
I would be glad to talking about it with you.
Hah, you finally say that, divorce?
I'm sorry, I have not had this intention,
I am satisfied with the current ...
Jonathan Eyre didn't wait Gretchen finished her words
angry, and open the door to go out.
The air is solidified
You assured me,
Why not obey, a hundred black pigs!
Mom no, no mom, I don't want black pigs ...
GRETCHEN , go out and close the door
Mom is so bad ... I don't love you anymore!
The room is very quiet
Handmade doll SOPHIA sitting on top of the cupboard
Red dress, long legs hanging down.
The music sound drifted over from the piano room.
TANSY listened to music for a while
She get up, open the door out of the bedroom
INT. STAIRS - NIGHT
TANSY go down the stairs
INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
TANSY tiptoed to the piano room
The blue light floats from the door
The piano suddenly stopped
TANSY open the door
look inside through a crevice of the door
The room didn't turn on the light, it is dark.
The blue moonlight, from the window, into the room
Two candles on the piano shimmering.
GRETCHEN powdered her nose, straightened her skirt,
she wearing a beautiful blue skirt today
She opened the glass door
Someone come in
TANSY curiously face
the stranger cast a shadow on the wall，
GRETCHEN's shadow with stranger's shadow,
hug, kiss,rotate and dance
two shadows ongoing zooming in and zooming out.
The stranger's shadow disappeared.
GRETCHEN run over, closed the door, picked up TANSY
Sweetheart, why don't you sleep?
Mom, who came?
No, nobody came.
I heard you played that music, you said to me,
they are a lot of water drips into the sea.
Yes, remember that? You had tears for it?
Yes I remember that, I'm cried (shy)
They drop, drop and drop,
This is love, love!
Is there a lot of water drips in the piano room now?
TANSY point to the closed door
They are in my heart, full of my heart.
Can I get in the piano room?
Good girl, now you must get in your bedroom,
we go back to sleep.
INT. WOMAN's GARDEN - DAY
Hello, Tansy! I knew that you will come again, welcome!
People will see another world at night,
Especially the children.
It is called fantasy or dream
Seems never real happened,
People suppress their unbridled desire
they had been adventure,
but they deny and smother up the consequences
Good girl, have you find the story of the piano room yet?
I went to the piano room,
but my mom doesn't tell any story to me
Fred, please bring the noble princess to our place.
FRED out from the tree behind, the pale face smile with excitement
His black eyes, small flames burning
The door of the house is open,
a blaze of colour,
lovely flowers everywhere,
and in the in the middle a heart shaped flowerbed
Tansy excited, happy face.
Wow! So beautiful, so nice!
I've never seen such a beautiful flowers.
Thank you for like it! Princess Tansy,
This is the garden, named by your name,
all of these just for you!
Because you completed the goal
bringing the world's most exciting thing,
The most eager to know,
the most happy thing - the story!
I'm sorry, I don’t understand what you are saying.
I told you that my mom doesn't tell any story to me.
It don't need to understand, you did it,
curiosity drove you into the piano room,
and you spy your mom's secret, isn't it?
It's human being, don‘’t read stuff into this ,
Haha! Come, come in,
the sweetest and most beautiful princess cake for you,
please enjoy it.
INT WOMAN'S ROOM - DAY
TANSY eating the cake, enjoyable.
WOMAN smiling look at her.
WOMAN and FRED looked at each other
Tansy, tell me what's interesting thing in the piano room?
I saw the piano room is blue,
My mum wearing a very beautiful blue skirt,
She plays that blue water drips
then, the garden door opened,
A stranger came in
A stranger came in? Who is it?
He is shady，mum is also shady, they are shadows,
they hug, kiss and dance.
It is really really interesting, good girl!
Come on and eat this piece of cake!
Now go on, my heart beat speeds up,
oh, I can't breathe, it's absolutely exciting!
Mom said, a lot of love, from her heart flow out.
Oh, a lot of love! How debauchery woman!
A man who brought love to your mom,
and obvious he is not your dad.
Dad is not tall like him.
Yes, your dad also dong't need come in secretly
from the garden door at the midnight.
And then, my mom shut the door, I can't get in.
Oh, everything is within my expectation.
I asked my mom: who is it? Mom said: nobody.
she lie, she is bad woman.
I said that mom was bad, but now I forgive her.
(Silence for a while, suddenly clap)
Oh, haha, so nice, it's really the good story!
FRED laughing and he look very handsome.
You are really capable girl!
We continue this game, looking for the next story.
See you next time, now I send you back.
INT. TANSY'S BEDROOM - MORNING
GRETCHEN open the door in
Sitting at bedside, awake TANSY
（Get up, we go to breakfast,then go to school.）
TANSY wake up and feel tired
Mom, I feel not well.
（Your forehead's burning, have you got a fever?
I'll take you to the hospital right now）
GRETCHEN Call JONATHAN
Tansy got a fever，
Now I take her to the hospital,
you come as soon as you can.
INT. TOY STORE - DAY
JONATHAN, ELENA and TANSY
in front of the toy shop counter
TANSY makeup of the kitten's face,
Tansy, whIch doll you like? Come on here
ELENA to take TANSY's hand
No, your hands are dirty, you didn't wash your hands.
I washed my hand, you see my hand is very clean,
why do you say that Tansy?
Mom told me, your hand is dirty,
so don't touch me.
Tansy! This is very rude! say sorry to Elena!
I'm sorry Elena, but still don't touch me, I can come by myself.
Listen, Tansy, this is the problem between me and your mother,
Mom is wrong because of jealousy.
We will solve the problem,
but, isn't relevant to Elena.
Mom doesn't take care of you
and let you fall into the pool.
You have been fever two days ago,
Dad pick you up to the Elena's home,
Elena takes care of you so well,
that you are got well now.
You should to thank Elena,
next week we go to see her fashion show.
You and she should be a good friend,
can you do that for dad?
Elena thank you! I'll be good friend with you.
Because I don't like to be friend with Sophia.
I want that doll, that one, there is, right ...
INT. EYRE'S LIVING ROOM - DAY
The phone rings, GRETCHEN and JONATHAN sit on sofa
TANSY at the side, she carried a new doll on her lap .
JONATHAN go to listen to the phone
Darling, your friend Mary.
Tell her I'm not at home.
But you are home! If you don't want to talk to her now,
you can just let her knows directly.
Tansy, to tell Mary mom is not at home.
TANSY run to the phone
Mary, my mom is not at home, yes, she says she is not at home.
GRETCHEN ran over and hung up the phone
JONATHAN looked surprised and shook his head.
You lie, and also teach TANSY to lie.
Sometimes we are need to tell white lies,
isn ' t going to hurt anyone
Rather than as you directly hurt people.
GRETCHEN go out and come back bring a set of princess costume
Come on Tansy, let wearing this fancy dress,
and then we go to the chestnut park.
GRETCHEN to TANSY put on the newly bought fancy dress
Her Royal Highness, my little Tansy.
GRETCHEN is drop a curtsy to TANSY
You are the queen, Tansy is the princess,
you Chinese, everyone likes to be a prince, princess,
Let others to obedience, it is not fair,
everybody must get along to be fair,
Family members as well, everybody should be fair.
British Empire is strict hierarchy, the most rigidly stratified .
Her Royal Highness, we are ready to go to the chestnut park.
I want dad to go with us.
Tansy go with mom, dad got some business things to do.
We go, let dad stay at home,
for thinking about what is "lies", "hurt" and "fair" .
EXT. CHESTNUT PARK - DAY
GRETCHEN and TANSY walk in the park.
TANSY walked slowly, she is a long way behind.
Tansy, why are you drag along like this?
Please walk quickly.
Dad said, Chinese walking so fast!
Did dad say that? Is this wrong？
He told me don't walk like that, that's Chinese walking.
Dad said very bad words, I'm a Chinese,
Tansy is half of the Chinese girl, he is a frequent remarks
about fair and hurt?
Just ignore his nonsense!
So, mom, look at me
TANSY exaggerate twisting the bum,
quickly walked up
GRETCHEN also twisted up,
they walking, and then run up
The squirrel scared them, and climbing the tree
They feeling tired and sit down on a bench
Hey, is that bench, I remember this bench!
Engraved with some words
In Loving Memory
Mom, look, a heart is here.
Yes, there is a girl want to let people remember her,
remember her love,
She bought this bench,
and carved her name and her heart.
Mom, mom, I want to buy a bench, and to carve a heart.
You are too young for do it,
so when you grow up, and have your lover
and then engraved it.
Do you know? There is a lovely girl,
She has had been sitting on this bench.
She sat here and played with squirrel?
No, she is looking for someone, a man who loves her.
Did she find that man? Who loves her?
I don't know, it is found or not.
GRETCHEN closes her eyes, deep in meditation
EXT. MUSIC ACADEMY OUT DOOR - DAY
GRETCHEN wearing a long black dress,
one hand holding the skirt angle, from a distance
She into the music school,
many graduates wearing a dress and suits
They cross the hallway and go to the college concert hall
INT. MUSIC COLLEGE CONCERT HALL - DAY
GRETCHEN in the stage entrance,
nervously waiting for perform,
a score turner behind her.
The staff stand at the curtain back
Gretchen Ge, please enter to stage, your time is up
GRETCHEN take a deep breathing and go ahead.
GRETCHEN enters the stage, applause sound
She plays "Enrique Granados Op 46"
Start and ... the last part, she bow down, applause
INT. DRESSING ROOM
The students are excited to talk about concert
GRETCHEN coming in
(A Chinese student)
I looked down, oh my God,
there are professors their grey hair and serious face
My hand was shaking, can't steady.
It's all up！I played very bad,
I couldn't imagine the professors
will give me what judgements.
I’m going to pub, who come with me?
Cool! I'll go!
Some students response
INT. PUB - NIGHT
The students sit around a big round table and chatted about the concert.
However, we graduated, cheers! For our future!
Everybody toast to congratulate
A waiter come over and whispered something
to GRETCHEN, and handing her a card
( puzzled surprise and whispering to the waiter)
What is this? Who? Who gave me this?
I can't tell you, that customer wants to keep it mysterious.
GRETCHEN looking around
Other customer are self-conversation，
The nearest table, only a glass has a bit red wine slightly shaking.
Are you sure this is for me?
Yes, that customer pointed you.
White, without name, only a sentence:
“Young lady, you full of youth and vitality!”
Students curious to look over here
GRETCHEN quickly put the card Into her pocket.
Oh, no, nothing
I'll back to China, when finished the graduation ceremony,
I'm bought the air ticket already, are you?
GRETCHEN trance, didn't hear
(Speak Chinese, and hand in front of GRETCHEN eyes)
Please say again, I didn't catch it.
I'll bak to China, how about you?
Oh, oh, I still not decided,
maybe back or stay here to find a job
accumulate some experience.
I have to go back, my sister said: if I stay here,
she will put my room to rent out.
Look, the advertised already on Facebook
There is a room for rent, this room suitable for sleep,
and sometimes can practicing viola as well.
The kitchen offers ice cream and sweets at midnight
In the garden, you can sit on sofa, as siting in living room.
there some other furniture available.
STUDENT C show other students some pictures on the phone
1 Very small chaotic bedroom
2 Full of sweets at the refrige
3 Throwed old furniture in the garden.
The students are laughing
GRETCHEN in thought.
INT. GRETCHEN'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
GRETCHEN lying in bed and watching the card
Her eyes are dilated in a kind of swoon of memories.
INT. PUB - NIGHT
(Imagine scene, not true)
Into the door, At left an elderly couple
The gentleman's eyes straight look at here
His wife dissatisfied looked at the him a glance, despise looking here.
A group of football fans singing loudly,
there is a bald man turn back face to giggle.
A man wearing a suit, typing on a laptop, curious looking up
A couple before the counter,just see their back
The man gently hugged the woman's waist, the woman wearing a tight red skirt
beautiful butt，long legs, high heels.
Several drunk young people are going out, a young man passing by