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Sonny stands his ground. (A 3-episode arc involving Will, Sonny, and Marlena will follow--no April Fooling here!)

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT - DAY
WILL is making out with SONNY on the couch.

WILL STARTS UNBUTTONING SONNY’S SHIRT.

Sonny pushes against Will.

SONNY
Will, stop. Stop, please.

Will pulls back.

WILL
What? What is it?

SONNY
Get off me.

Will barely moves aside in time before Sonny flies off the couch. Will -- dejected, hurt, and disappointed -- stares at Sonny, who cannot face Will as he tries to regain his composure.

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT
Sonny tries to steady his breathing as Will struggles to speak.

WILL
What ... What’s wrong? Sonny! What’s wrong?

Sonny finally turns around.

SONNY
Could you put your shirt on? Please?

He re-buttons his own shirt as Will hesitates.

WILL
You’re not attracted to me?

SONNY
No, Will. I’m asking you to put your shirt back on because I am attracted to you. I can’t -- think straight with you like that.

Grinning, Will stands.

WILL
Well, why do we need to think at all, then?

He reaches for Sonny, but Sonny recoils.

SONNY
No, Will, I said no.

Will is crestfallen.

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT
Will is putting his shirt back on, his back to Sonny.

WILL
I get it: you’re attracted to me but not attracted to me. I’ve heard that one before. Hell, I’ve used that one before.

SONNY
No, this is different, man. This is completely different.

Will turns around.

WILL
I don’t get it. Why are we fighting this? Why are you fighting this?

SONNY
(sighing)
We talked about this.

WILL
Yeah, we did. I just thought -- you’d understand. Weren’t you all about me not suppressing my feelings anymore?

SONNY
Yeah! But there’s a difference between coming out and accepting yourself and -- and starting a relationship with somebody.

Will pauses.

WILL
Does it have to be that? I’m not -- trying to make huge life decisions right now. I’m just trying to explore, to have some fun.

Sonny glares at Will.

SONNY
Is that all I am to you? A distraction? Somebody to just fool around with?

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT
Will approaches Sonny.

WILL
No -- no. Not at all.

He takes Sonny’s shoulder.

WILL (CONT’D)
I’m ... I’m trying the best I can, here. I’m just trying to be honest. I’m new at this -- I’m trying to figure this out. Please, cut me some slack.

SONNY
I know. I am -- I’m trying, too. I’m not runnin’ out the door, so, it’s progress.

WILL
I appreciate that. I do. I appreciate you and -- all that you do for me. You are ... I don’t know what I want you to be right now, but, you’re important to me. So important. I’m just -- trying to figure out what you could be.

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT
Sonny nods.

SONNY
I understand. I can appreciate where you’re coming from, but, you’re not ready. Frankly, I’m not ready, either.

WILL
Sonny -- I’m not. . .asking you to marry me! It’s just -- sex! Straight couples do it all the time! If you want to, and I want to, what’s the big deal?

SONNY
As, as much as I want to give it to you, I can’t. This isn’t a straight thing or a gay thing, OK? It’s -- it’s a me thing, alright? I don’t just have sex with anybody, and I don’t have sex with my friends.

WILL
Do you -- could you not see me as ...more than a friend?

SONNY
I think ... I think I already do.

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT
Will turns around, flinging his arms out.

WILL
So, what are we doing, here? What are we fighting about?

SONNY
We’re clarifying our expectations. You want something from me that I’m not ready to offer, and you might be looking for something you’re not ready to start.

He steps towards Will.

SONNY (CONT’D)
There’s a difference between acknowledging our feelings, coming to terms with them, and giving into our impulses. Actions bring consequences, and our emotions don’t always bring us to a good place -- or where we need to be.

When Will does not respond, he takes Will’s shoulder briefly.

SONNY (CONT’D)
Trust me on that, OK? I’ve been there, and, you don’t wanna go there, too.

Will turns around.

WILL
Did you get hurt before? Did someone hurt you?

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT
Sonny swallows.

SONNY
That’s a subject for another time. But, Will, please don’t intertwine this with your coming out. These should be two totally separate things.

Will scoffs.

WILL
How could I not, huh? You’re pretty much telling me that you’re not going to be with me unless I come out.

SONNY
Please, please -- don’t make this into an ultimatum. It’s not. I would never do that to you. Like I said, you don’t need this right now. This should be all about you. You don’t need me to befuddle things.

WILL
I think it’s too late for that.

SONNY
(sighing)
Yeah. Look, here’s where I’m coming from: I can’t -- be responsible for your identity, for you accepting yourself. I’ll do whatever I can to help you achieve those things on your own, but I can’t have those things depend on me or our relationship.

WILL
You don’t think things’ll work out?

SONNY
(shrugging)
I don’t know what the future holds. Heaven forbid, if we fall apart, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if you lost all the progress you made or, worst-case scenario, decided to go back in the closet.

Scoffing, Will turns from Sonny.

SONNY (CONT’D)
Hey, I’m not afraid to race, OK? But I’d be a fool if I didn’t let my crew tune up my car, or take all the proper safety precautions before racing.

He takes Will’s shoulder.

SONNY (CONT’D)
You’re really important to me, too. I don’t wanna screw this up. I want to do this right, but in order to do that, we’ve both got to be ready.

Will shrugs off Sonny’s hand before turning around.

WILL
I think you should go. OK? Just go.

INT. WILL’S APARTMENT
Sonny nods.

SONNY
OK, I’ll go.

As Will stands, Sonny packs his laptop into his backpack. He slings it over his back.

SONNY (CONT’D)
Thanks again for saving my laptop. And the jeans. I’ll get ‘em back to you. Promise.

Will gives a curt nod.

Sonny opens the door, but looks over his shoulder at Will before leaving. They regard each other solemnly but say nothing.

After the door SHUTS, Will sits down on the couch. For a moment, he is deep in thought, but when he can no longer contain his anger, frustration, and pity, he breaks down sobbing.

Date: 2012-04-02 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] northsnap.livejournal.com
Although I'm sad they didn't continue their fun time I love reading your fics. So I'm happy!

Date: 2012-04-02 07:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_alicesprings/
Good stuff! Looking forward to the finale!

Date: 2012-04-04 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ltklo.livejournal.com
Looks like a have a few chapters to catch up on. I like the reality of their conversations.

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