SETTING: In the hospital room.
AT RISE: PATRICK is sitting in a chair by the
window, facing his mother. The window is dark — it’s nighttime. NURSE JUNE enters the room with a new bag of morphine.)
What happened to the other nurse – Kelly?
She’s off. I’m on the night shift.
(She replaces the empty bag and pushes some buttons on the pump. Quickly she glances at PATRICK.)
Is everything alright? They had a problem with that pump before.
(a little too quick)
(turns back to the bed and pauses)
Now isn’t she the dear one? So peaceful.
Yes – she hasn’t moved an inch the entire time.
Well – she’s in God’s hands now.
Yes – yes, she is.
(NURSE JUNE walks out of the room while PATRICK remains looking at his mother.)
(END OF SCENE)
On to Scene 13