INT. DANCE HALL – NIGHT
Aaron sits at a table sipping on a drink, not talking to anyone. Around him, a wedding party is
unfolding: couples embrace a slow dance, kids run around with no supervision, and the couple
being honored take picture after picture with different family members. Aaron’s cousin (the
groom), Bryan, manages to get away from his wife and photographer for a minute and comes
up to Aaron, stumbling through with a drink at hand.
Aaron! I think its time for a shot.
Oh, no. I’m fine, thank you.
Come on, Aaron. Just one.
You’ve always been a bitch when it comes to shots. (Laughs, Beat) Having fun?
Well, what are you waiting for? Get out there and dance!
With who? I didn’t bring a date.
Bryan laughs at Aaron as he picks up Aaron’s drink.
What are you drinking?
Bryan takes a sip.
It’s hot in here!
You, my man, need to take a shot, ask a girl out for a dance and start enjoying yourself!
Who can I ask?
I don’t know! The bride has a lot of cousins sitting by themselves. Ask any of them out
for a dance or two.
But, I don’t like this kind of music.
Just wait for the right song.
Bryan gets up and starts to walk away. Before he completely walks away, he stops and turns
And stop being a little bitch and drink a beer or something.
Aaron gives him the finger while Bryan walks away laughing to him self. Soon enough a song
Aaron recognizes begins to play. (PLAY SONG “El Baile y El Salon” by Cafe Tacvba) Aaron
decides this is the song he’s going to dance to and begins to look around for the right girl to
ask. The first girl he sees is obviously hot and she knows it.
The next girl Aaron sees sits by herself, drinking what seems to be a mix drink. She glares to
the distance with no specific point of focus. After a beat, a man approaches her and takes her
out to dance.
Act faster, Aaron!
Aaron continues to look around for someone to dance with. His eyes land on a beautiful girl
who sits by herself in silence. She seems shy and alone. Aaron first looks around to make sure
no one is coming her way. When he realizes this is his shot at dancing with someone, he grabs
an unopened beer, opens it and chugs a good amount of it. After the drink, he gets up and
starts to make his way to the girl.
Would you like to dance with me?
As he extends his hand towards her, the girl extends her hand back at in silence. She stands up
and they make their way to the dance floor. Once there, they embrace each other and begin
to slow dance to the song. Everyone around them is doing the opposite. Not carrying what
everyone else is doing, Aaron and the girl continue to slow dance in silence, looking at each
other, with the music working as an underscore to their short meeting. After a few beats, the
silence is broken when Aaron hears Bryan shouting at him. He turns around to Bryan and
snaps out of a daydream he was having. Aaron is still sitting on the table with his glass of
Aaron! Aaron! Aaron! They’re playing Cafeta! Can you fucking believe that!
Bryan grabs Aaron by the arm and drags him to the dance floor. Bryan tries to get Aaron to
dance but he’s occupied looking for the girl from his daydream. He spots her walking out the
hall with bag at hand, seemingly ready to leave the party.
Looking for someone?
What? No. Hmmm, I thought I saw someone I knew.
Aaron starts to actually dance to the song.
Lets take a shot!
Written by Anthony Solorzano II, an aspiring writer, starving artist and self-proclaim pretentious douche. Aside from writing, he enjoys directing and producing theater with the help of his company; shout out to The Company Theatre Company. Listen to his insightful nonsense on Show Your Balls Show, a podcast about sports and entertainment.
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