ABBEY Jed doesn't know yet?

RONI I don't know, you already know, so I suppose it's possible that he knows too.

JOSH Would you two care to be alone?

ABBEY I'm sorry Josh, I forgot we were in your office. I want to thank you for whatever role you played in defending my daughter.

JOSH Yes, well it seems lately, that I serve at the pleasure of the first daughters, instead of at the pleasure of the President.

[The three of them laugh.]

ABBEY Well I've gotta go, I've got some work I need to finish.

RONI Okay, see ya.

[Later in the evening, Roni is listening to a local radio station. Just outside of the hallway, Jed is approaching the door, hears the radio, and decides to wait a minute before knocking.]

RADIO And this next song is dedicated to Roni. Roni, forget the past, look at what you've got now, and be happy in the future, from Josh. This song is called With Arms Wide Open, and it is sung by Creed.

[Hearing the radio get turned up, Jed decides not to knock, instead he just listens from outside, as the song starts.]

RADIO 

Well I just heard the news today 

It seems my life is gonna change 

I close my eyes, begin to pray 

Then tears of joy stream down my face

With arms wide open 

Under the sunlight 

Welcome to this place 

I'll show you everything 

With arms wide open With arms wide open

Well I don't know, if I'm ready 

To be the man, I have to be 

I'll take a breath, I'll take her by my side 

We stand in awe, we've created life

With arms wide open 

Under the sunlight 

Welcome to this place 

I'll show you everything 

With arms wide open 

Now everything has changed 

I'll show you love 

I'll show you everything 

With arms wide open 

With arms wide open 

I'll show you everything 

Oh yeah 

With arms wide open 

Wide open

 

If I had just one wish 

Only one demand 

I hope he's not like me 

I hope he understands 

That he can take this life 

And hold it by the hand 

And he can greet the world With arms wide open

 

With arms wide open 

Under the sunlight Welcome to this place 

I'll show you everything 

With arms wide open 

Now everything has changed 

I'll show you love 

I'll show you everything 

With arms wide open 

With arms wide open 

I'll show you everything 

Oh yeah 

With arms wide open 

Wide open

[Roni, full of emotion, decides she's going to find Jed. She turns the radio down and opens the door, to find Jed standing right outside. As their eyes meet, both of them shed a single tear. Suddenly Jed finds his arms wide open, and the two stand there, hugging each other for some time.]

THE END

 

 

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