In The Next Chapter, Emily has returned to New York after living in California and she talks to her best friend Dar about her experience.
EMILY: I fell in love real hard. Justin…he was something really special, he is something real special but; he opened me up to things about life, myself and he gave me things I needed and then he broke my heart.
Everything was taken away from me on one day. I thought I was building this wonderful life for myself. I was happy, I was recording, I was in love…I was barely getting by but it was such a great feeling to be my own person and carve out my own path…then things began getting the best of me, I started to gradually lose my core, my foundation; what was giving me life was also taking it away and I didn’t realize it until, until…this one night…we were all out, with members of Justin’s band, he had just finished a gig and we were all getting blasted at the bar. I was helping to load up the van with equipment but started feeling lightheaded and so I laid down in the back. I was so lit, I couldn’t even talk straight…then I heard this moaning sound coming from outside, and so I got up and walked out the van to find Justin having sex with this woman.
I went ape sh’t. I just remember raging. I grabbed some microphone stand from the back of the van and went to work on all his equipment with it. Everything didn’t seem real, I was just in some mad rage I couldn’t get myself out of. The next thing I remember was waking up in my bed, as if from a nightmare, but when I tried calling Justin, he was no where to be found.
Turned out that one of my microphone swings hit something that reached Justin’s head and put a major gash across his temple. Could have killed him for real…I never saw him again. I was told about it all from Tom, the drummer, with a threatening message to never go near him again, so…that ended that.
I think I had a nervous breakdown after that and that’s when I; that’s when I was escorted back home and so…here I am.
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In this one-act ePlay, Emily opens up to her best friend Dar about her life changing experience in California.