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ScreenFic: Fan-fiction in screenplay format. I'm a firm believer of giving fans what they want--especially when it comes to soaps. Since it seems the writers have decided to preclude Sonny from having any major involvement in Will's coming out, I decided to write it myself.




The idea behind this arc is that it could potentially fit in somewhere before Will decides to come out so as to not blatantly contradict what happens on the show. At the very least, I was hoping it could provide WilSon fans something to enjoy in the meantime while the show proceeds with its signature Days pace.

I wrote this in FinalDraft, so I tried my best to emulate the screenplay format here. Those of you not used to the screenplay format may have trouble adjusting to it, but I hope it stirs your imagination enough so that the scene playing out in your head is explicitly clear. I just wanted to focus on the dialogue and the scenes; I think we've memorized Chandler's and Freddie's methods of portraying Will and Sonny, so I hope what I've written stays true to their portrayals so far on Days.

This will be a four "episode" arc. C&Cs welcome and appreciated! I wrote this thinking Will would be coming out much later, but alas... It starts with something greatly upsetting Will (like that's hard to do :D), and he runs into Sonny, who has been somewhat distant ever since that day Lucas saw them playing around in Sonny's cafe. Without further ado:

EXT. HORTON SQUARE - NIGHT
WILL stumbles onto the empty square. Distraught, he barely holds back tears.

SONNY enters the square with a few FRIENDS. Will tries to hide, but Sonny spots him.

SONNY
(calling)
Will! Hey!
    
Will flees. Unsettled, Sonny turns to his friends.

    
SONNY (CONT’D)
You guys go on ahead. I gotta take care of something.
    Sonny tries to follow Will but loses track of him.    

EXT. BRADY PUB - NIGHT

Sonny leaves the pub with his phone beside his ear.

SONNY
(into phone)
Hey, Will, just trying to get in touch with you. I saw you at the square and . . . I’m worried about you. Give me a call. You can talk to me. About anything.

Sonny hangs up the phone.

INT. SONNY’S CAFE - NIGHT
It is dark as Will sits at a table in the closed, empty cafe. His phone lies before him. After a moment, it lights up and vibrates. When it goes dark and becomes still again, he picks up the phone.

“NEW VOICEMAIL” APPEARS ON THE PHONE’S SCREEN.

Sniffling, Will sets the phone down again. He hesitates, reaches to grab the phone, only to pull back. When he reaches for the phone again, he can’t bring himself to do anything but sob.

INT. SONNY’S CAFE - NIGHT
The lights in the cafe turn on. Will starts, but before he can move, Sonny enters the cafe.

HE AND WILL MEET EACH OTHER’S EYES ACROSS THE CAFE.

Sonny starts one of the coffee makers.

SONNY
You know, I thought that this would be the last place you’d go.

WILL
I figured this would be the last place you’d look.

INT. SONNY’S CAFE
After the coffee brews, Sonny takes a cup of coffee and sits at Will’s table. He sets the cup in front of Will next to his phone.

SONNY
Well, when I gave you that free-coffee-for-life pass, I neglected to limit it to times when we’re actually open. I should probably put that in the fine print next time I hand out one of those.

Despite himself, Will laughs.

SONNY (CONT’D)
This one’s on me.

WILL
Thanks.

SONNY
You seemed really upset back at the square. How are you doing?

WILL
I’m fine.

SONNY
Will. Come on.

WILL
What do you want me to say? You’ve been so weird around me lately. What am I supposed to think?

SONNY
You’re right. You’re right. I’m sorry. I haven’t been a very good friend lately.

Will hesitates.

WILL
You’re -- distracted. The stuff with Ian?

SONNY
Yeah, but, that’s not an excuse. You’ve got a lot on your plate, too. The stuff with your grandmother? Did something happen? Did you find out anything?

WILL
No, nothing. No, I mean, it’s not that. Well, yes and no...

 Will takes a sip of coffee.

 
SONNY
Well, I made a promise to you. I said I’d be there for you if you needed me, and I haven’t really been keeping up my end of the bargain. For that, I apologize. That said -- I’m here now.

Will gazes at Sonny for a long time. He brims with emotion before he finally speaks.

WILL
I ... I can’t do this anymore.

Sonny leans forward.

SONNY
Do -- what? What can’t you do?

WILL
I think you know. You know. That’s why you’ve been avoiding me.

SONNY
Will -- no, no. Whatever you think, that’s not the reason. This isn’t about me. This is about you. What can’t you do?

WILL
Do I really have to spell it out for you? Are you really that dense?

SONNY
Only you can do this, Will. It’s your call. It’s your right. I won’t try to take that away from you.

Will stands.

WILL
You know what? Forget it. Just forget it.

SONNY
Will, don’t!

Sonny stands and grabs Will, preventing him from leaving. Will freezes.

SONNY (CONT’D)
Just talk to me. You can talk to me! Just say it -- whatever it is -- I know you can say it.

WILL
I can’t.

SONNY
You can. You have it in you, I know it.

WILL
I can’t.

SONNY
You can. I know you can. Just -- let it out! Give it a voice. Let it speak!

WILL
I can’t.

SONNY
Don’t hide yourself anymore. This is killing you. Just do it. Just say it.

WILL
I can’t.

SONNY
Don’t run away anymore. Stay. Face it. You can say it!

On the verge of tears, Will clutches Sonny, closing the gap between them. He clasps his hands affectionately -- desperately -- around Sonny’s face.

SONNY’S SURPRISE BREAKS INTO AN EPIPHANY.

WILL KISSES SONNY.

INT. SONNY’S CAFE
Will kisses Sonny as months of angst breaks free. Sonny is paralyzed, but when he starts to respond,

HE BREAKS AWAY FROM WILL.

Will, startled, stares at Sonny breathlessly. Sonny, breathing heavily, stares back at Will.

SONNY
I’m sorry.

Sonny makes a break for the exit.

WILL
(breathless)
Sonny, Sonny!

Will reaches for Sonny but cannot move. When the door slams shut, Will, overwhelmed, is merely left standing.
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