Read first Act 1
INT Social development department office 1pm
I want to apply for custody for a little boy
you have to fill this application Madame and we will call you soon
Officer hands SALMA an application form. She sits down starts filling it.
Excuse me, this application seems to be for married couples. Don’t you have any for singles?
Single? Aren’t you married?
Then you can’t apply. We only offer custody for married couples
and who said so?
It is our regulations. We want to make sure that those babies get raised in a normal home with two loving parents that are capable of giving him the love and support he needs
and who said that a single woman can’t raise a baby? I am well off financially and I can give this orphan the love he needs. One parent is better than no parent, right?
Don’t argue with me. Those are the rules. I can do nothing. Go and find a husband and get your own baby! Or is it too late for that?
SALMA opens her mouth in shock
INT SALMA’s car 3pm
SALMA is driving while being distracted. She has flashbacks
you can’t stay single forever, I won’t let you!
Is it too late?
Not good enough
She wakes up horrified. She presses hard on the brakes to avoid hitting the car infront of her.
SALMA is parking in front of a shop with a big display window showing wedding gowns. Her hands are shaking and she seems distracted.
So mother you want a wedding? Fine, I will give you one
She looks from the window, sights, clears her tears, checks her purse, then leaves the car heading towards the shop.