SCENE ONE: JACK AND JENNIFER ARE BOTH LOST IN THE WOODS BUT ARE SEPARATED. THEY ARE BOTH WANDERING AROUND LOOKING FOR EACH OTHER.
JACK: ALRIGHT.... MISS HORTON YOU WIN! I LOST. YOU'RE RIGHT.... I DON'T KNOW WHERE I AM AND WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU? MISS HORTON?
JENNIFER: JACK, ALRIGHT, I'M LOST. THE THING IS I'M NOT HAVING A GOOD TIME NOW JACK. JACK CAN YOU HEAR ME.... Jack.... Jack....
JENNIFER SLIPS OVER ONTO THE SNOW AND TRIES TO GET UP BUT SHE IS TOO TIRED. SHE FALLS ASLEEP WRAPPED IN HER BLANKET.
JENNIFER: I'm just going to wait here for you....
SCENE TWO: JACK MEANWHILE IS STILL SEARCHING FOR HER.
JACK: MISS HORTON! (Beat) WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU? JENNIFER! DID YOU HEAR ME? SAY SOMETHING.... JENNIFER STIRS IN HER SLEEP.
JENNIFER: Jack.... Jack.
JACK: JENNIFER! OH COME ON.... WHERE ARE YOU? I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING.
HE LOOKS DOWN AT THE GROUND AND SEES ONE OF HER SHOES THAT HAS FALLEN OFF AS SHE TRIPPED. HE PICKS IT UP.
JACK: OH NO! WHERE ARE YOU? JENNIFER.... WHERE ARE YOU? (Beat) COME ON, THIS IS NO TIME TO PLAY CINDERELLA. THINK ABOUT YOUR...ABOUT YOUR GRANDMOTHER. WHAT WOULD SHE SAY IF SHE SAW YOU RUNNING AROUND WITHOUT YOUR SHOES? I.... OUCH....
JACK TRIPS ON SOMETHING IN THE SNOW AND FALLS OVER. HE THEN REALIZES THAT IT IS JENNIFER.
JACK: Wait a minute.... oh Jennifer.... hey this is no time for a beauty sleep. Come on, come on, get up. Come on.
HE TRIES TO DRAG HER TO HER FEET BUT SHE WILL NOT WAKE UP.
JACK: Get up, get up, here. It's me.... Jack.
SHE FALLS BACK DOWN AND HE DRAGS HER UP AGAIN.
JACK: Oh no, come on, come on. It's me Jack. It should be Jack Frost but it'd be so much better if we can enjoy this pleasure from some place inside, warm, okay. I'm going to get you up.
HE STRUGGLES TO LIFT TO A STANDING POSITION BUT SHE ROLLS STRAIGHT OVER AGAIN.
JACK: Okay here we go. Here we go.... oh no, no, please. Come on, co-operate for once in your life. Come on, sit up, sit up. WAKE UP ALRIGHT. SNAP OUT OF IT. COME ON, YOU'VE GOT TWO MINUTES TO GET IT ON THE DESK BEFORE DEADLINE OR YOU'RE FIRED. YOU'RE FIRED.
SHE DOES NOT RESPOND AND HE BEGINS TO PANIC.
JACK: Oh no, what am I going to do? Oh.... ah.... here.... oh.... oh.
HE LIES HER BACK DOWN AND PUTS HER SHOE ON TOP OF HER. THEN HE GRABS THE BLANKET SHE IS WRAPPED IN AND DRAGS HER BY THE BLANKET.
JACK: Gosh.... I'm going to get you out of this.... somehow. I've got to get you out of this.
SCENE THREE: HE DRAGS HER TOWARDS A CAVE THAT IS NEARBY.
JACK: Come on, come on, let's get in here and it'll be so much better.
HE DRAGS HER INSIDE OUT OF THE WEATHER. HE IS EXHAUSTED HIMSELF BUT IS MUCH MORE WORRIED ABOUT JENNIFER.
JACK: Come on, wake up.... come on, come on.
HE BRUSHES THE SNOW OFF HER FACE.
JACK: You're so cold. Come on, look around. It's a cave, huh. This is your favorite home away from home. And you call me not a sentimental guy. Come on look at it, it's great. Don't give me the silent treatment. You're so cold, you're so cold. Come on, come on, wake up, do something, come on, do something.
HE IS RUBBING HER ALL OVER AND TRYING TO MAKE HER COME TO.
JACK: You're supposed to do something. WAKE UP PLEASE. Come on, give me something. Give me an eyelid flutter. Give me something, please. Some basic reaction to stimuli, please. Come on, wake up.
HE DRAGS HER TO A SITTING POSITION AND SHAKES HER.
JACK: Jennifer wake up. Do you want me to say I'd like that? I wouldn't like that, I'd love that. I'd love to see you do that. Come on, wake up. DAMMIT, I LOVE YOU. Wake up!
HE SLOWLY RESTS HER BACK DOWN.
JACK: Dammit.... dammit. Wake up.... wake up.
JACK IS EXHAUSTED AND DOES NOT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. HE IS SCARED STIFF.
SLOWLY HER EYES OPEN AND SHE LOOKS AT HIM.
JENNIFER: What did you say?
JACK: Okay, get up, get up. Start moving.
HE PULLS HER TO A SITTING POSITION.JENNIFER: Wait a minute.... what did you say to me?
JACK: You scared me. That's one hell of a milking job you know.
JENNIFER: What did you just say to me? You said.... before when you.... you....JACK: Ah, about the.... about the.... the gloves.... the gloves. If I had a glove, I'd glove you. I know that's a terrible verb usage but this is America. You know, do what you want, say what you want, you know. I love it. Love that freedom.
JENNIFER: I glove you?
JACK: Look don't even dwell on it alright. You're going to think too much about it and you'll start babbling and you'll embarrass yourself and you've already given me too much ammunition as it is.
JENNIFER: Probably. Jack where is....JACK: Don't worry about that right now. Just stay right here until we're sure you're okay. Everything feeling alright?
JENNIFER: Yeah, I'm fine.
JACK: Good. Well alright, well we'll just get up and at 'em and get everything going.
HE PICKS UP HER SHOE AND STARTS TO PUT IT ON HER FOOT.JENNIFER: Wait a minute.
JACK: What? I just want to get this shoe on so we can walk back to the....
JENNIFER: I can't feel my shoe. I can't feel my foot Jack.
JACK: What do you mean you can't....
JENNIFER: I'm telling you, I can't feel my foot!
JACK: Don't worry about that. It's because your shoes are so tight.
JENNIFER: No it's not. I can't feel my foot.JACK: Look your feet are okay. It's just women wearing tight shoes. Your shoes are size 20 and your feet are probably size 24....
HE PULLS OFF HER SOCK AND HER TOES ARE DARK PINK AND OBVIOUSLY HAVE FROSTBITE.
JENNIFER: Jack, my foot!
JACK: I'll just have to work on it, don't worry. Don't worry, it's going to be alright, okay. Ah.... we'll.... I'll.... don't worry. It's going to be alright. We'll figure out a way to warm your feet up. Somehow we'll figure out a way to warm you up.
SCENE FOUR: MINUTES LATER JACK IS RUBBING AND MASSAGING HER FOOT WITH HIS HANDS.JACK: There, is that any better?
JENNIFER: I think so.JACK: Yeah? Okay. Well, I hope you're not enjoying this too much because you have to remember that you lost the bet.
HE BLOWS ON HER FOOT TO TRY AND WARM IT.
JENNIFER: Ah, well what?
JACK: What do you mean, what? You know what I'm talking about. You obviously took a wrong turn at Kookamunga somewhere out there. That's how you ended up in this pitiable situation. That's why I had to come get you out because you were lost.
JENNIFER: Well you're here with me Jack, so you must have taken a wrong turn at Kookamunga too, right?
JACK: No, no, no. I just had to come back and get you, that's all.
JENNIFER: After you already found a way out?
JACK: Well.... not exactly.
JENNIFER: Huh, huh!JACK: I'm telling you it was a matter of priorities alright. I was on my way out and.... I could almost see my way out of it and.... and I had to come back and get you. I mean somebody had to. And you were obviously lost.
HE IS STILL RUBBING HER FOOT.
JACK: Look there is nothing you can say. I mean there is no rebuttal or anything, right.
JACK: Look I'm telling you, if you keep saying Jack, it's not going to work. You're not going to break me down, not this cowboy.
JACK: Just.... what, what, what's the problem?
JENNIFER: I just thought that you would like to know....
JENNIFER: That I can feel that.
JACK: Feel what?
JENNIFER: I can feel that.
JACK: Feel this? Good, good. Well, good, well we're not going to stop then. We're not going to.... tell me something, wiggle this, wiggle this. Wiggle, how's that?
JACK: Can you wiggle?
JENNIFER: Huh, uh. A little bit.
JACK: A little bit. Well that's no reason to stop at all. We'll just keep going. We'll just keep wiggling till you can wiggle a lot.
JENNIFER: Yeah I don't want you to stop. I never said that I wanted you to stop.JACK: You didn't.
SUDDENLY JACK FEELS THE INTIMACY OF MASSAGING HER FOOT AND FEELS A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE BUT HE CONTINUES TO MASSAGE HER.JACK: So what are you saying, are you getting sick of this?
JENNIFER: Are you?
JACK: Me, no. No, no, no, I'm a man with a mission. At least until you can get up and walk out of this place. You have to look at the alternatives. I mean I don't want to carry you all the way back to that train car. I'd probably be wearing a truss for the rest of my natural life.
JENNIFER HITS HIM.
JACK: Ouch, ouch. Well you're obviously feeling much better.
JENNIFER: Yeah. I wonder what it's worth anyway but I don't think that's my only appendage you know.
JACK: Ah, no.
JENNIFER: Ah, maybe we should check the rest?
JACK: Alright, alright, close your eyes.
JENNIFER: Ah....JACK: Just trust me, close your eyes.
SHE CLOSES HER EYES AND JACK BEGINS TO SQUEEZE HER SHIN.
JACK: Okay, tell me, can you feel this?
HE NEXT SQUEEZES HER KNEE.
JACK: Okay, can you feel.... this?
JENNIFER: Yeah.JACK: Okay, how about this?
HE SQUEEZES HIS FINGERS IN THE AIR NOT TOUCHING HER AT ALL.JENNIFER: Yeah.
JACK: No you can't feel that, I wasn't even touching you. I'm being serious.
JENNIFER: I'm being serious too. I....JACK: Alright, I think everything's in fine working order. I'll get all set up here.
HE PUTS HER SOCK ON AND THEN HER SHOE.
JACK: I tell you I was kind of worried that you might not come back. I mean, not all of you. I mean not even any of you. But it's good to see those baby blues open.
JENNIFER: You know it was because of something that you said.
JACK: Me, something I said?
JENNIFER: Yeah, you said.... something.... I don't know. That's why I wanted you to say it again. What was it Jack?
JACK: Are you talking about those gloves again? I.... that was.... look I don't know. It was some hyper.... hyper.... it was some hyper.... hyperthermic hallucination or something like that. You were just.... just....
JENNIFER: No, I can still hear you. You said.... you were saying something about....
JACK: About he gloves, I know.
JACK: It was nothing.
JENNIFER: The gloves. (Beat) And there's some other words that rhyme with gloves. I mean there's doves and then you have shoves and.... ah....JACK: Hoves, shoves, woves, coves, moves. I don't know, I mean, you're right, there's a lot of them but I don't know which one.... I don't know.
JENNIFER: I know what you mean. (Beat) And I know what you meant. (Beat) I just want you know that it means a lot to me that you wanted me to have your gloves.
JACK: It's really something isn't it. I mean it's really nice to want someone to have something that they don't really have. So, you're welcome in any event. Excuse me, I'll take a look outside.
JACK GETS UP AND LOOKS OUT THE CAVE.
SCENE FIVE: JENNIFER IS UPSET THAT JACK RUNS AWAY AS SOON AS THEY BEGIN TO TALK.
JENNIFER: How does it look out there?
JACK: You know that Bing Crosby song about three months too late, well it's kind of perfect for a penguin.
JENNIFER: Well it looks like we're going to have to spend the night here Jack.
JACK: I don't know. I don't know about it. I mean you're freezing.... you're freezing and I'm getting there. And the floor is freezing. I don't know if we can last the night.JENNIFER: You know I think that we can. I think that we can but there's only one way that I can come up.... and it takes two.
JENNIFER: I mean you know what I'm talking about, don't you?
JACK: We can't keep warm without the aid of a fire.
JENNIFER: Right. I mean we don't have any other choice. It's our only chance Jack.
JACK: It's obviously.... it's body heat or bust.
JENNIFER: Right. Now, I'm willing if you are.
JACK: Well I think it's important to know what we're doing and why we're doing it, that's all.
JENNIFER: Right, we're doing it for survival.
JACK: For survival.
JACK: For survival's sake.
JENNIFER: Right, I think that's pretty clear.
JACK: Yeah, okay, so.... ah.... after you, please.
JACK: Just put you legs out here and put that little sock there to dry out.JENNIFER: Right.
JENNIFER LIES DOWN ON HER SIDE AND JACK LIES BEHIND HER TO KEEP HER BACK WARM.
JENNIFER: So.... ah....JACK: You know something, this isn't going to work. This is ridiculous. I've got an enormous draft on my back and you are lying in a sopping wet blanket.
HE GETS UP AND TAKES HER BLANKET OFF.
JACK: Here, just let this dry out. Leave it here and you can just share mine.
JENNIFER: Alright, look the point is that the only way we are going to keep warm is if we hold on to each other, right.
JACK: Yes, that's the point.JENNIFER: Alright.
THEY ARE BOTH VERY NERVOUS ABOUT THIS BUT JACK MORE THAN JENNIFER. THEY SIT CLOSE TOGETHER AND HE GATHERS HIS BLANKET AROUND HER BACK.
JACK: Put your legs down here.
JENNIFER: Right.JACK: Okay.
HE GATHERS THE BLANKET AROUND HIM AS WELL AND PUTS HIS ARM AROUND HER INSIDE THE BLANKET THEN THEY BOTH LAY BACK WRAPPED TIGHTLY TOGETHER.
JACK: Okay.JENNIFER: Okay. Goodnight.
JENNIFER: Are you sleepy?
JACK: Not yet.JENNIFER: Alright, so what's next?
SHE LIFTS HER FACE SO THAT HER LIPS ARE ALMOST TOUCHING HIS.
JACK: What do you mean, what's next?
SHE RUNS HER FINGERS DOWN HIS FACE.
JENNIFER: What's next?
JACK FROWNS AS SHE LOOKS INTO HIS EYES.
[Transcribed by Carol Vaughan