Act 3Final act
EXT Car 5pm
SALMA is driving while MOTHER sitting in the front seat next to her (Both with big well done hairs and full strong make-up)
It took us ages at the Saloon, we should hurry up before our guests arrive
SALMA with no reaction continues driving
I am so excited honey, it is your big day! Finally it arrived
SALMA with no reaction as well still driving
A moment of silence
Mother, I have to take care of an urgent matter. You go now and I will be back in no time
WHAT? Where are you going at this time? We don’t have much time. You still have to wear your wedding gown before people arrive
It would only take 10 min. I swear
SALMA stops the car at the side of the street for her mother to leave.
EXT Car 5:30pm
SALMA is driving alone. She is crying silently in the car. The tears mess up her make-up. Her phone rings, she doesn’t answer. She murmurs
My wedding night! My wedding night! heh
EXT A Hill Sunset 6pm
SALMA parks the car in a quiet place, moves out nervously. She turns to the back of the car and opens the trunk. She picks a big bag that seems to contain a large white dress. She picks some baby dolls as well and moves in fast cold steps into an old abandoned house’s garden that is on a very high hill showing the mountains of Amman.
SALMA moves behind a big old tree, she drops the dolls on the floor
Wanna see a bride kids?
SALMA takes off her clothes and wears her wedding gown. She moves and looks on to the old houses of Amman and shouts in a loud voice with tears covering all over her face
Here I am! Your bride my lovely city
Am I good enough now?
MOTHER, am I good enough?!!
INT Kitchen 6pm
Mother on her phone, looking at the clock nervously.
Where is she?
EXT Hill 6pm
SALMA is standing on the hill facing Amman. A sad song in the background plays
SALMA ya SALMA, our lovely bride ya SALMA
SALMA picks up a sharp razor from her bag and cut off her left hand vein. Blood burst out and covers her wedding gown
Here is the blood I have saved for your honor!
SALMA ya SALMA
our virgin ya SALMA, the blood of our honorable bride SALMA
SALMA cleans her tears with her hand and the blood covers all over her face. She feels like the world is circling around her
I have always played by your rules!
SALMA ya SALMA, our lovely bride SALMA
but it has never been good enough!
I denied my desires and dreams for your sake!
FOR YOUR SAKE! DAMN IT
SALMA cuts her right hand vein
SALMA ya SALMA, you’ll became a complete woman ya SALMA
And yet you throw me to this man. As if my own misery is not enough for you. You want to bury me with him
I will let you burry me
SALMA collapse on the floor, she picks up the dolls and embrace them. She has no power left.
SALMA ya SALMA, our mother ya SALMA
Your blood covers the mountains of Amman ya SALMA
Your scream rings in our ears ya SALMA
Your sacrifice touches our souls ya SALMA
our beautiful bride SALMA
Be gentle with my sisters
SALMA closes her eyes
INT House 6:30 pm
MOTHER hears the song, her face is pale.
SALMA ya SALMA, our beautiful bride SALMA
What have I done?