WEEKENDS AT UNIT 704 EPISODE 1 SCRIPT
INT. BAR – NIGHT
KIRA is seen sitting alone in a table for three. 2 bottles are already empty while she holds the third one. She’s watching the band performing. JIN, the lead singer, notices her. He keeps his eyes on her, and she stares back. His expression is half amused, and half irritated. She tilts her head, and raises her bottle to him, then sneers.
INT. CLASSROOM – DAY
KIRA quietly enters the room, slightly bending her body, until he reaches her seat. JIN, seated in front of her, turns his body towards her, and puts his notebook (with the notes she missed) on her desk with a smile, then quickly turns back, just in time when the professor glances at their side of the room.
INT. HALLWAY – DAY
KIRA opens her locker and the first thing she sees is the packed lunch wrapped with towel. She looks to her side and saw Jin walking away in a distance. She knew.
INT. LIBRARY – DAY
KIRA, rolling a lollipop in her tongue while playing with the stick with her fingers, just stares at the blinking cursor in her laptop waiting for her type. JIN arrives and sits on the chair beside her, his body facing towards Kira. Kira raises an eyebrow at him.
Tapos na ko sa essay na yan. Gusto mo tulungan kita?
EXT. CAMPUS FIELD – DAY
It’s a sunny day. KIRA, wearing training clothes, takes a break from running and stops on a bench beside a tree. She sits down, palms on both knees, as she catches her breath. Seconds later, a shadow appears on the ground. She looks up and sees an umbrella over her head. She turns her head to JIN. He grins at her and raises a bottle of water, then hands it to her. She just looks at him with disbelief and a bit of annoyance.
EXT. BUS WAITING SHED – AFTERNOON
Rain drops on the ground. A foot steps on a water puddle. Then we see KIRA and JIN seated apart. It’s only the two of them and they both just sit in silence as they wait for the bus. Kira’s playing with her feet while Jin just stares at a distance. After a long deafening silence, Kira, still playing with a water puddle with her feet, finally speaks.
…Why do you keep bothering me?
I like you.
Why would you like me? Di mo naman ako kilala. Or do you have another motive? Wanna get inside my pants then boast to your friends or something?
Or is this some kind of bet?
No. Can’t I like you just because? Di ko alam, basta tuwing makikita kita parang gusto kita makilala. I like you because I like you… or maybe there’s something in you.
Nah, you just prolly like the idea of me, and not me. People have these expectations, you know? And sometimes they forget and think it’s the real thing. I may not be who you expect me to be.
Kira looks at Jin who’s already staring at her. Pain and confusion is evident in his eyes. But he’s still determined.
Maybe I’m kinda pretty for you, but I’m actually I’m uninteresting. And to be honest, I don’t like as you as well. I think you’re just as uninteresting. And sometimes, you’re honestly getting annoying. Just… leave me alone.
‘To naman, ang sakit mo naman magsalita.
Okay that came off harsh. I’m sorry. I don’t really mean it. But just quit pursuing me for your own good.
Alam mo, lalo kitang nagugustuhan.
Come on. You don’t like me… yet. Get to know me for real first, then say it again. But the next time you say it, say it sincerely. Say it because that’s how you feel.
MONTAGE: INT. BUS – AFTERNOON
Only a few people are left inside the bus. But KIRA and JIN are seated on opposite sides. Kira, with a new hairstyle, is seen staring at JIN, but he doesn’t even glance at her direction. He’s just leaning his head against the window while looking outside.
But he didn’t say it again. Right when I’m starting to like him back, he slowly became distant… and cold. The whole time we would spend our time together, I knew his heart isn’t with me anymore.
Jin finally glances at Kira. He gives him a weak smile, as if he was only obligated to do so. Kira smiles back, but she’s hurting inside. He goes back looking out the window while she doesn’t keep his eyes off him.
KIRA (V.O., CONT’D)
Jin never really liked me. He only liked the chase.
IN FRONT OF KIRA’S HOUSE. Jin blandly says goodbye before Kira could enter the house. She stays where he left her and just watches him walk away until he gets lost in her sight in the dark alley.
KIRA (V.O., CONT’D)
When I’m finally almost ready to give back my heart to him, he started to drift away. He lost interest. Liking me isn’t as challenging and exciting for him anymore.
INT. CLOTHING STORE.
KIRA slowly takes her steps around while looking and feeling the texture of the clothes, matching her pace with someone. JIN just quietly follows her from behind. Later, he suddenly halts. Kira also stops and turns to him and just stares at him, waiting for him to speak.
Tigilan na natin to. Hindi, ako pala. Titigilan ko na to.
Kira doesn’t do anything. She just peers into his eyes as if searching for something. She sees nothing.
I like someone else now… I’m sorry.
His chase has come to an end.
They just stared in each other’s eyes—his eyes devoid of any emotion while hers is full of longing. They are frozen in their place. Time has stopped for them while everyone else went on with the passing of time.
And my chase… has just started.
–BACK TO PRESENT—
EXT. PARKING AREA – NIGHT
JIN together with his bandmates are putting back their instruments at the back of his van. KIRA approaches them. Jin is now aware of her presence but he ignores her while his bandmates hesitantly walks away to leave the two alone.
Jin shuts the door and finally faces Kira. The way she carries herself exudes with so much confidence, that he feels slightly intimidated but he tries to hide it.
Anong ginagawa mo dito?
I still like you.
Look, sorry kasi bigla na lang akong nawalan ng nararamdaman para sayo. You don’t deserve a guy like me na hindi ka kaya panindigan. Kaya kalimutan mo na lang ako. May gusto na kong iba.
You think I’ll believe that, huh? Back when you were trying to pursue me, you were really persistent. Pero pano ba yan? Persistent din ako. What Kira wants, Kira gets.
Okay. Wala talaga akong gustong iba. Pero wala na talaga akong nararamdaman para sayo, Kira. Siguro tama ka, maybe I just like the idea of you. O baka hindi lang pala talaga ako ready. Siguro napressure lang din talaga ako sa mga kaibigan ko na ligawan ka nung nalaman nilang may gusto ako sayo. Gago ako e. I’m really sorry.
…what if I tell you that I can wait for you? As I said, I’m just as persistent as you.
Jin takes a step closer to Kira, both hands on his pockets.
Remember when we kissed once? Yun na yung cue ko. Hindi na tama to kasi wala pala talaga akong nararamdaman para sayo. O baka meron noon, pero nawala na.
Kira just looks straight into his eyes with a piercing stare as a tear escapes her eye.
Let‘s stop now. Let’s just forget each other.
Jin squeezes Kira’s shoulder for the last time and walks away. He walks over to his bandmates smoking while waiting for him. He doesn’t notice Kira sobbing where he left her. But a moment later she walks back inside the bar. Jin continues to talk to his bandmates as if nothing happened—unbothered. But his bandmate, GIO, witnessed everything. He’s been observing the whole scene from a distance. No one else but him noticed Kira stomping her way to the bar.
After some time, Jin invites everyone to go to the car and go home. Gio refuses, and decides to stay. Jin just shrugs and they all go inside the van. Gio watches the van disappear in his sight before he goes back inside the bar.
INT. BAR – NIGHT
GIO looks around as he enters, searching for Kira. He spots her in the bar counter drinking alone. He sits in a table not far from her to watch over her. Her shoulders shake from sobbing, but she still continues to take shots and sometimes drink straight from the bottle.
Gio has seen all of it. So he finally decides to leave his table to sit in the chair beside her. Kira glances at him once then completely ignores him. He does the same. He just stays beside her, pretending to mind his own business but secretly watches over her.
A MOMENT LATER
Kira is already drunk, a few men have tried hitting on her but she has intimidated them all away. She then leans her head against the counter table, facing towards Gio’s direction. Gio glances at her, their eyes meet but he avoids her gaze. But she continues staring.
Why is your friend like that? Ang labo. Why did he pursue me when he didn’t even have feelings for me to begin with? I hate him. What was that? A free trial? Parang tanga.
Gio turns toward her again. He rests his chin in his hand, not saying anything as he listens to her.
I hate him because left me hanging right when I’m starting to like him back. I hate him so fucking much.
ANOTHER MOMENT LATER
Kira, still mumbling, tries her best to keep her eyes open but her head is spinning and her vision is getting blurry. When she’s finally too drunk, tired and sleepy, she finally stops talking. It’s his cue to take her home—his home, because he don’t know hers.
INT. TAXI – NIGHT
KIRA already passed out beside GIO. Meanwhile Gio, gets his phone from his pocket. He texts Jin that Kira’s sleeping at his place but hesitates to send it so he just deletes the message and puts it back in his pocket.
INT. GIO’S BEDROOM – DAY
Eyes still closed, KIRA squirms in the bed and pulls the blanket closer so her body is fully wrapped. A moment later, she lies her back again, and softly opens her eyes. She notices the different paint and light in the ceiling. She looks around and realizes she’s not in her own room.
The room is accented with brown and green, with small plants around. The curtains are widely opened so the sunlight is striking directly at her. There are two beds inside the room. The bed she’s lying at is close to the wall while the other bed is few meters away, with a table in between.
She gets up and puts her palm against her throbbing head. She then notices her sleeves—she’s wearing an oversized brown sweater which is not hers. She pulls the neck hole and sees that she’s still wearing the same clothes she was wearing last night.
Okay. So I’m still wearing my clothes from last night, and the room is strangely neat and organized. Nothing happened last night. Right. Nothing happened last night.
She gets up from bed and straightens the blanket before she leaves the room.
The living room is just right in front of the room. And there she sees the back of a man sitting on the sofa watching TV. She looks over to table near the kitchen. Nothing was prepared for her to eat.
She procceds to sit beside GIO. She plops on the sofa, which surprised him.
Di ka pa ba magp’prepare? Take a shower or something so you can leave now.
I just woke up, and you’re asking me to go already? Tapos wala man lang breakfast or soup or anything.
Nice. Thank you nga pala, Gio, sa pag-uwi sayo nung lasing na lasing ka. Pero sana nagluto na rin ako ng breakfast ‘no? (Sarcastic) Nakakahiya sayo e.
I’m kidding. But where did you sleep last night?
Syempre sa kama ko.
What about the other bed? Kaninong bed yung tinulugan ko? You have a girlfriend?
Wala. Sa kapatid ko yun.
Gio stands up and heads to the kitchen just beside the bedroom. Kira’s eyes just follows him. She adjusts in the sofa to face towards the kitchen area where Gio is making coffee.
Does she still sleep there?
Can you be my friend?
Whatever. I consider you my friend now.
Kira turns her back at him and grabs the remote to switch the channel as she places her feet on the table. Gio watches her in disbelief. He goes back to the sofa and places the coffee on the table but Kira assumes that he made it for her so he moves it away from her. Kira snorts at him.
Di sayo yan. Di ka pa ba mag-aasikaso?
Let me stay here a little longer. Hmm?
Kung si Jin lang ang habol mo, hindi siya pumupunta dito. At hindi tayo magkaibigan, okay? Pinatulog lang kita dito dahil baka may ibang mag-uwi sayo at may gawin pang masama sayo. Nagmagandang loob lang ako. Pero huling pagkikita natin to.
My head hurts but I remember everything. You stayed with me all throughout the night. But you’re obviously not interested in me and I feel the same. So see? We can be friends.
Di na kailangan. Siguradong ang daming mo nang mga kaibigan. Di mo na ko kailangan idagdag.
Kira ignores him. Instead, she looks around to pay more attention to the interior. The place is just enough for two. It’s kinda small but so homey because of the wood decorations and small plants. There’s also a small balcony that is left opened so wind can pass through inside. She leans her head and closes her eyes, smiling from ear to ear–looking peaceful.
She opens her eyes again and turns to Gio.
Can I come here again next weekend? I like your place.
Alam mo, kung ayaw mo mag-asikaso, sige na umuwi ka na.
Gio gets up and lightly pushes her until they reach out the door. Kira slaps his hands and frowns at him, which eventually turns into a huge grin. Gio raises his brow, wondering.
Next weekend. 7pm. Wait for me here. Okay?
Kira pats Gio’s shoulders and turns his back to him. She raises an arm and waves her hand while walking away.
(Kemeng title lang ang “Weekends at Unit 704. Wala pa talaga akong title.)