Scene 10: A paper chain is wrapped around Brisa and Owen’s balcony. Owen stands outside in his dress uniform, and he looks excited but nervous. Rob stands outside in a polo and nice slacks. Jessica and Drew are also dressed nice and are ready to take pictures on their phones. Nedra and Theo stand on their balconies ready to watch. Juniper has a laptop propped up on her balcony. Mendel comes out and starts flying his drone, centering it around Brisa and Owen’s apartment.
MENDEL: And we are rolling!
JESSICA: Cue music!
Juniper hits play on her laptop, and a wedding march plays. Brisa slowly walks onto her balcony in her wedding gown. Brisa and Owen then face Rob, who begins speaking when the music stops playing.
ROB: Dearly beloved, we’re gathered here today to join this man and this woman in marriage! The couple will now recite their vows to each other.
BRISA: Owen, my life wouldn’t be complete without you in it! You’re my rock, my soulmate, my everything! When the world seems dark and scary, you make it all seem lighter. When life gets crazy, you make me feel sane again. When I feel sad, you make me feel better with just your presence! I don’t know what I’d do without you! As your wife, I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to make you as happy as you made me! I love you so much!
OWEN: When I first saw you, I thought you were too pretty to want anything to do with me! I had no idea your heart was just as beautiful as your looks! You got me through a really tough time, and although we didn’t meet under ideal circumstances, I’m so grateful that it helped me find you! We face another difficult situation, but there’s no one I’d rather go through this with! You’ve made me into a better person, and I can never thank you enough for that! I still can’t believe you’ve chosen me, and I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of our life holds for us!
ROB: You may now exchange the rings.
BRISA: Uh… They’re late in delivery.
OWEN: Here’s what they would’ve looked like.
Owen pulls out his cellphone and quickly pulls up an image of their order. He then sets it aside to continue the ceremony.
ROB: Well then, it’s my great privilege to now pronounce you husband and wife! You may kiss the bride!
Owen and Brisa kiss, and everyone cheers. Mendel lands his drone, and Nedra pulls out a set of frosted cupcakes that are individually wrapped.
NEDRA: Okay, Juniper, I used your rice flour to make you and Mendel vanilla cupcakes. Everyone else is getting chocolate.
DREW: Sounds good to me!
Nedra pases out the cupcakes, and once everyone gets them, they wait to unwrap them until Brisa and Owen open theirs. They feed each other a bite, and then everyone else starts eating theirs. Carla comes out with a swaddled baby.
JUNIPER: Oh, hello dear!
JESSICA: Hey, Carla!
BRISA & OWEN: Hi!
NEDRA: What are you doing out of the hospital so soon?
CARLA: They were out of rooms, so I just promised I’d take it easy.
MENDEL: Who’s the newest member of Clearfront?
CARLA: Well, originally I was gonna name her after her daddy, but I decided I didn’t want her to be anything like him! So, her first and middle name went from Blake Finley to Jessica Drew!
Jessica and Drew both look surprised and touched.
JESSICA: Wow, I’m honored! I don’t know what to say!
DREW: I can’t believe it! I… Who wants a drink?
Everyone expresses interest in that. Drew passes out champagne glasses to everyone.
DREW: Okay, everyone except for Carla and Mendel, hold your glasses as close to my balcony as possible. Sorry, it won’t work with a balcony separating us.
Mendel and Carla don’t look offended. Everyone else holds their glasses close to Drew’s balcony. Drew pours champagne into each of their glasses with flair. They all applaud when he’s done. He passes the champagne to Jessica, who pours some for Mendel. Carla grabs the bottle and drinks straight from it.
CARLA: Yes! I needed this!
JESSICA: A toast to the happy couple!
EVERYONE BUT BRISA & OWEN: Here, here!
BRISA: Owen and I would like to make a toast to all of you for helping us out with our wedding! Especially you, Jessica! Without you, none of this would be possible!
JESSICA: Oh, I was happy to do it!
OWEN: Cheers to all of you!
BRISA: Here, here!
Brisa and Owen clink their glasses together and take a drink.
JUNIPER: Would you guys like me to play some music for your first dance?
BRISA: Nah. It would feel a little silly since no one else can do it. Well, I guess you guys could…
Brisa indicates to Theo and Nedra.
THEO: Nah, I’m good.
NEDRA: He’s not that good of a dancer.
THEO: I didn’t say I was a good dancer! I’m just good not dancing!
NEDRA: I knew what you meant! I was just making another point!
THEO: (to Brisa & Owen) This is your future, you know! After almost fifty years, you’ll turn into this!
OWEN: I can’t wait!
Brisa and Owen clink their glasses together again and give each other another kiss.
JUNIPER: So, that’s a no on the music then?
MENDEL: That’s a no. I think the cupcakes and champagne are the extent of their wedding traditions.
ROB: How about a wedding present?
Rob pulls out a gift bag. They open it to find toilet paper.
OWEN: Oh, heck yeah! I think I’m more excited for this than the gravy boat Brisa’s mom sent!
As they set it aside, Brisa notices her wedding bouquet on the ground.
BRISA: Oh, I know another tradition we can do! I can toss my flowers!
CARLA: Don’t you dare throw that to me! I don’t need another man in my life right now! You know, at first I was worried about doing this by myself, but I’m kinda liking the break, actually!
JUNIPER: I would also like to politely decline your flowers. I had a great romance once, and no one else can top it! The universe may change my mind one day with someone special, but until then, I would rather enjoy my life of singlehood.
Brisa shrugs and turns to Jessica.
BRISA: Here, catch!
Brisa throws the bouquet to Jessica, but she misses and it falls to the street. Brisa looks down and apologizes to someone on the street.
Brisa turns to Jessica.
OWEN: Don’t worry, I think she’ll do okay anyways!
He looks at Jessica and Drew and winks. Jessica grins and blushes.
DREW: So… Do you wanna go out sometime?
EVERYONE BUT DREW & JESSICA: Yes!
Drew and Jessica laugh.
JESSICA: I’d love to!
Drew smiles broadly. Carla’s baby starts crying.
CARLA: Sounds like someone is hungry!
THEO: Yeah, I’m starving!
Nedra shakes her head.
NEDRA: Are you sure you’re okay by yourself?
CARLA: I’ll be fine! If I need any help, I can always reach out to the Clearfront Balcony Club!
Carla goes inside.
BRISA: The Clearfront Balcony Club… I love it!
JESSICA: Me too! I don’t know how long this virus thing’ll last, but I’m so glad I have you all to go through this with!
DREW: Here, here!
An ambulance rolls by.
EVERYONE BUT JESSICA: Saluté!
Everyone takes a drink. They then chitchat until the lights fade.