KIM They must have written the room number wrong I am looking for someone named Christopher Scott Three-seventeen, oh I'm sorry... unless Well, you must be, of course, you're John's wife, are you not?
ELLEN Oh God, I see It had to happen You must be Kim Chris went to find you Please come inside No one will hurt you I'm Chris's wife My name is Ellen
(KIM doesn't move)
ELLEN In a way, I am glad I am meeting you first Understand, you were only a name till tonight I don't know how I'd feel if our roles were reversed Please won't you sit down
KIM Tell me you are lying
ELLEN We've been married a year, I am sorry, it's true
KIM He said he'd come to get me
ELLEN He says he tried to reach you, but what could he do?
KIM Please tell me you're not married You don't know, you can't know what I've done to be here
ELLEN You don't know how he needed a new start
KIM I feel walls in my heart Closing in I can't breathe I can't win
ELLEN As for the child You say it's Chris's
KIM Oh yes, Madame My son is Chris's I had a dream for my son to belong And not live his life in the streets like a rat
ELLEN We aren't rich, but we'll shoulder our load Chris and I are totally together on that
KIM Then you must take Tam with you
ELLEN Take a child from his mother, impossible Kim
KIM You will take Tam with you Then he'll get what I wanted for him
ELLEN But Kim, your child needs you Chris is married to me, we want kids of our own
KIM Tam's chance lies with you now, not with me
BOTH No! Can't you see It won't work It can't be
KIM If you're saying that because you've made him change his mind Chris must go away and leave me and his son behind If you're saying that because my husband has another wife My child has no future, like the dust of life He must come tonight to my place Tell me so to my face
ELLEN I don't want this I didn't come here To meet a girl Who loves my husband I came here to help, but what do I do? Now, after this, what do I . . .