– Elio enters the room –
Father: So.. Welcome home.
Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot,just remember i am
here.But now you may not want to feel anything,maybe you never wanted to
feel anything,and maybe it is not me that you want to talk about these
things but feel something you obviously did,
Father: Oliver enjoy the trip?
Look,you had a beautiful friendship,maybe more than a friendship, and i
envy you,In my place,most parenys would hope the whole thing goes
away,pray their sons land on the feet,but i am not such a parent.We rip
out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster then we go
bankrupt by the age of 30,and have less to offer,each time we start with
someone new,but to make yourself feel nothing,so as not to feel
anything,what a waste
Elio: Yeah. I think he did.
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Father: You two had a nice friendship.
Elio: (Pause) Yeah.
– Silence –
Father: You’re too smart not to know how rare, how special, what you two
Elio: Oliver was Oliver.
Father: (Chuckled) Because it was him. Because it was me.
Elio: Oliver maybe very intelligent, but…
Father: Oh nonono… He was more than intelligent. What you two had…
had everything and nothing to do with intelligent. He was good. You were
both lucky to have found each other, because you too, are good.
Elio: (Pause) I think he was better than me. He was better than me.
– Elio moves closer to his father –
Father: I’m sure he’d say the same thing about you.