INT. SITTING ROOM- DAY
A WOMAN is sitting on a sofa, surrounding by various albums, books, clothes and other clutter. She is leafing through an album.
HER HUSBAND enters the room, and turns over to her.
Good morning dear. Have you eaten breakfast? Would you like me to get you anything?
She doesn't respond. He comes over and sits next to her, touching her shoulder.
Are you alright dear? Would you like me to stay here today?
She doesn’t react to him, and continues to look at the photo album. He seems quite dismayed and walks over to the door.
The woman continues to stare at the picture , but then a change comes over her personality and she goes over to the door herself. She turns towards the staircase.
I’m going out shopping, George!
She exits the house—
EXT. HOUSE & STREET, DAY
And begins to walk briskly down her street.
INT. OFFICE, DAY
The husband is sitting at his desk. He is quite agitated and is fidgeting with his pen. He then looks up to his computer monitor and sees a picture of his wife as the background. He puts down the pen and grabbing his coat, he hurriedly walks out.
EXT. STREET, DAY
The woman is now walking down the street, tugging a helium balloon with her. She opens her front door and goes into—
INT. HOUSE, CORRIDOR, DAY
Which she walks into and then opens the—
Door, but she freezes when she finds that the room is filled with balloons. They all have messages attached and addressed to her son, similar to the balloon she is carrying. She then sees a picture frame with her son’s picture, and then begins to cry because she realizes he has passed away. Crouching on the floor, she is weeping and still holding the balloon when her husband comes in.
Oh, dear, not again…
She slowly turns around and begins to get up.
Darling, no come we can’t do this again.
She avoids his gaze, which begins to anger him.
No, you can’t live like this anymore! You have to let him go.
He grabs a kitchen knife and begins popping the balloons, which makes her scream and begin cowering on the floor while he continues to pop all the balloons in the room. After he is finished, he crouches down next to her. She is still clutching the balloon she bought that day; he lightly touches her shoulder to try and get her to get up, and to his surprise she responds and actually hugs him. They hold each other for a brief moment.
EXT. GARDEN, DAY.
The couple walks out hand in hand, still clutching the balloon that was left un-popped. The woman holds it close to her, but the husband puts his hand around hers, and they exchange a quick but reassuring glance at each other, before setting the balloon off.
INT. SITTING ROOM, DAY
They both come back in and sit in the sofa from the beginning. The man picks up the open album and begins he begins to look at it, but she closes the album.