The Last Leaf

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Narrator: Greenwich Village, a section of New York City, attracts those who are interested in arts. At the top of an old three story brick house lives 2 friends, Johnsy and Sue. During the month of November, pneumonia visited the city, touching victim after victim, including Johnsy. For days, Johnsy lays on a hospital bed while her friend Sue watches over her. One day, another one of their friends visited Johnsy in the hospital.
Friend: Johnsy! I heard that you contracted pneumonia! How are you doing?
Johnsy: I’m fine though I’m very weak from the fevers.
Friend: I see, I hope you get well soon. I want to see more of your beautiful paintings.
Johnsy: Oh, I’m not very sure if I’ll be able to paint again.
Friend: Wait, What? What made you say that dear?
Johnsy: I don’t know…
(Friend whispers to Sue)
Friend: Why is she saying things like that?
Sue: I’m not really that sure. I think maybe because she’s very weak from the constant fevers that it already clouding her mind.
Friend: You have a good point, but still…
(Nurse #1 knocks & opens the door, goes to Sue)
Nurse #1: Are you one of the relatives of the patient?
Sue: I’m one of her friends. We live in the same room.
Nurse: I see. The doctor wants to speak to anyone close to the patient. He’s waiting outside.
Sue: Alright (Turns to her Friend) I’ll leave Johnsy to you for a moment.
Friend: Don’t worry, I’ll watch over her.
Sue: Thanks. (Sue & Nurse #1 exits the Room)

Scene #2 (Sue approaches the Doctor)
Doctor #1: Good, are you one of her relatives?
Sue: I’m just her friend. We live in the same house in the city.
Doctor #1: I see. I have some disturbing news about your friend’s condition.
Sue: Disturbing new? Please tell me.
Doctor #1: Based on her condition now, she has about 1 in a 10 chance to live. And that depends on her desire to get better. I heard from your friend that she has decided that she is going to die. Is she worrying about something?
Sue: I’m not that sure…

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