Anna's Botanicals

Episode 3; Anna's Unique Help–WrittenOctober 2018

Anna's Botanicals

FADE IN

INT - DAY - ANNA’S SHOPPE

(CAMERA POV FROM FRONT LEFT CORNER OF SHOPPE)

ANNA has her music player on, is softly singing while moving around the shoppe, opening the curtains, tying them back nicely with sprigs of mint in the knots, then picks up labels off the counter, and places them in front of the soaps on the shelves. GEORGE knocks on the door.

ANNA

One minute, George.

ANNA walks over to the door, unlocks and opens it to see him standing there, holding two cups in his hands with a smile on his face when he sees her.

GEORGE

Good morning, How did you sleep? Wait, how did you… ?

ANNA

Good morning! Strangely, better than I have in years, thank you. And you?

GEORGE

Very well, thank you. How did you know… ?

ANNA

I had a feeling.

ANNA steps back and GEORGE walks in, and she shuts the door behind him. GEORGE hands ANNA one of the cups, and she takes it carefully from him, sipping it. ANNA goes to the counter with the laptop/till on it, reaches under, takes out the money bag, reaches inside, takes out a key on a ring, and hands it carefully to GEORGE.

ANNA

I’m thinking you’d better have this.

GEORGE

The key for the shoppe? You sure?

ANNA

Yes, why wouldn’t I be? It’s in case of an emergency, and based on Marie showing up, better safe than sorry.

GEORGE

Good thinking. Are you ready for your grand opening?

ANNA

Almost, just need to hang the sign out front. I’ve already put hooks out under the window.

GEORGE puts the key in his pocket. ANNA sets her cup on the closest counter, picks up the Grand Opening banner, and walks out the door with it. GEORGE puts down his cup and follows ANNA out.

EXT - DAY - ANNA’S SHOPPE

(CAMERA POV ON FRONT OF SHOPPE)

GEORGE reaches out and takes one end of the sign banner as ANNA holds it out to him. Their hands brush again, sending a strong tingle through his hand, and a strong shock through hers. ANNA withdraws her hand quickly and shakes it. They hang the sign up and walk back inside.

INT - DAY - ANNA’S SHOPPE

(CAMERA POV FROM FRONT LEFT CORNER OF SHOPPE)

ANNA leaves the door open and turns the sign in the window to open.

GEORGE

So you did feel that, that tingle.

ANNA

Mmmm? You feel a tingle?

GEORGE

What is that, when we touch? You don’t feel a tingle?

ANNA

I feel more of an electric shock, caused by deep-seated negative emotions and pain. It’s what’s called a soul connection, very rare. I have heard about it and read about it. But never experienced it, till now.

GEORGE retrieves his cup from the counter as ANNA retrieves hers and sips out of it.

GEORGE

You feel an electric shock? Have you every time we’ve touched? (Pause)

What is a soul connection?

ANNA

It's also called soulmates. It’s nothing that is consciously done or made, it can’t be forced. But, it can be denied if one wishes to ignore it or not complete the connection.

GEORGE

Is that why you won’t allow me to kiss you?

ANNA

Yes and no. I wasn’t sure if you felt it, or if you felt anything for me other than trying to keep cars from running me over, and Marie trying to do me in. I didn’t want to press the issue.

GEORGE

I can honestly say, I have never felt this way about anyone before. (Pause)

Now that we both know, what would it take to complete the connection?

ANNA looks at him, GEORGE gazes intensely into her eyes.

ANNA

George, you’re not ready. You’ve harboured so much pain, remorse, guilt and anger for so many years. I’ve been trying to shield myself, because, up until now, I wasn’t sure of how you felt, or if I was ready as well.

GEORGE

If you were ready? (beat) Wait, how did you know what I... ?

ANNA

That’s the reason I feel a shock when we touch, the intense emotions of PTSD. I can help you move past it, if you want to, and if you’ll allow me to help. But, it takes a lot of energy, and can be very emotionally intense, for both of us.

GEORGE

Ah, is that what Riley meant when he said he knows what you do.

ANNA

Yes. I’m an Empath, we are real. I do a form of Hypnotherapy counseling as well. I use my skills to help people cope with emotional, and, some, psychological issues.

GEORGE searches ANNA’s eyes and he smiles.

GEORGE

I see. (beat) I would appreciate your help, if you wouldn't mind. How long will it take?

ANNA

It could be as simple as one session or it could take a few. Would you like to try this evening, after I close?

GEORGE

Yes, if we could, the sooner the better.

ANNA looks at GEORGE curiously.

ANNA

That pull you feel must be stronger than is told.

The first customer, HENRIETTA, walks in. GEORGE writes his phone number on the back of one of her business cards and hands it to her, then takes another of her business cards from the counter next to the laptop and puts it in his pocket. GEORGE puts the coffee cup in the trash bin.

GEORGE

If you need me, call or text me, especially if Marie shows up. If she does, text 999 to me. (Insistent) Promise me…

ANNA

I promise.

ANNA takes the paper and smiles as GEORGE runs his hands down her sleeved upper arms and he walks out the door.

GEORGE

Good morning, Vicar.

HENRIETTA spins round at his voice in surprise.

HENRIETTA

Good morning... George.

ANNA looks thru the window and watches GEORGE walk across the road then takes her phone out of her pocket, puts it on the counter, programs the number in for speed dial 1, types in the text and sets it ready to send.

ANNA

Good morning, if you have any questions, please ask.

ANNA walks over and straightens a display that somehow is in disarray.

HENRIETTA

Good morning, I’m Henrietta, What would be the best blend for rejuvenation?

ANNA walks over to a shelf, and picks up a sachet out of the basket marked "Rejuvenate.”

ANNA

This works wonderfully, it’s lemongrass, lavender, cloves, and palmerosa.

ANNA walks over and hands the sachet to HENRIETTA who sniffs it.

HENRIETTA

MMM, that smells good. I’ll take one more. How long will the scent last?

ANNA

It lasts about a month, and can be refreshed with more herbs.

ANNA walks over, picks up one more and HENRIETTA walks over to the register and hands the other one to ANNA, who puts it in a small white bag. ANNA writes out the receipt. More customers walk in, and they all start browsing.

ANNA

That's six pound twenty-five.

HENRIETTA hands ANNA the money, ANNA puts the money in the till, tears off the receipt, and places it in the bag with a business card, then hands the bag to HENRIETTA. JERRY walks in and browses the shelves.

HENRIETTA

I must say, whatever you’ve done with George, he’s a totally different person.

ANNA

Oh, I haven’t done anything special.

HENRIETTA

Must just be you then. Welcome to the village.

ANNA

Thank you.

HENRIETTA smiles and walks out. MARCIE walks over to ANNA.

MARCIE

Hi, I’m Marcie, saw you in the Pub the other night.

ANNA

Yes, I remember. What can I get for you?

MARCIE

Something to de-stress.

ANNA walks over to a shelf, takes a lavender-chamomile-oatmeal soap bar out of a basket and then walks over to another shelf and picks up a lavender-chamomile votive candle. ANNA returns to MARCIE and hands them to her, MARCIE sniffs them.

MARCIE

Oh my, so good…Thank you. I’ll take these.

ANNA

I’ll put them by the register.

MARCIE looks around at the rest of the baskets and shelves then walks over to the register.

ANNA

All set?

MARCIE

Yes, thank you. I own the wedding planning service here in town. Your items would be perfect for hen party gifts. Could you get me a list of item cost?

MARCIE gets a business card out of her purse and hands it to ANNA, who takes it and smiles.

ANNA

Of course, that would be great. I'll send the list over by end of day today. Your items cost seven poundtwenty five.

MARCIE puts the money on the counter while ANNA puts the items and a business card in a small white paper bag. ANNA hands the bag to MARCIE.

ANNA

Thank You.

MARCIE

Thank You for coming to the village.

MARCIE takes the bag and walks out. ANNA types on the laptop, looks at the business card, types the email in and hits enter and smiles.

FADE OUT

(Other story line)

FADE IN

INT - DAY - ANNA’S SHOPPE

(CAMERA POV FROM FRONT LEFT CORNER OF SHOPPE)

ANNA notices JERRY is still in the shoppe looking around.

ANNA

Hello. Anything in particular you’re looking for?

JERRY turns and looks at ANNA, holds out his hand, ANNA takes it, thinking he’ll shake it, and he kisses it instead. ANNA looks at JERRY curiously with raised eyebrows, and he releases her hand. JERRY is completely taken with ANNA.

JERRY

I’m Jerry, I co-own the confectionary factory.

ANNA

A pleasure, I’m sure.

JERRY

Do you ever make herbal throat lozenges or herbal candies?

ANNA

Not very often. I could look into it for the changing of the seasons.

JERRY

If you could make the lozenges, our staff could wrap them individually, and we could sell them and give you a cut.

ANNA

Interesting concept, I’ll consider it, I’ll see what needs to be purchased and how many I can make per batch.

JERRY hands ANNA a business card, all the while looking in her eyes.

JERRY

I look forward to possibly working with you.

ANNA writes "lozenges" on the back of the card and places it on the laptop.

ANNA

Should be interesting. Thank you.

JERRY holds out his hand again, ANNA takes it, he kisses her hand again, then turns and leaves the shoppe. She curiously watches him leave.

FADE OUT

(Other story line)

FADE IN

INT - LATE AFTERNOON - ANNA’S SHOPPE

(CAMERA POV FROM FRONT LEFT CORNER OF SHOPPE)

The shoppe is closed, customers are gone. ANNA is counting the money, then puts it, and the till, in the hidden safe under the counter. GEORGE has taken down, folded the Grand Opening sign, carries it in his hand, knocks on the open door, not looking up she smiles.

ANNA

Come on in, George. You don’t need to knock. (pause) Please close and lock

the door behind you?

GEORGE smiles, walks in, closes the door, locks it, pulls down the shade, turns the window sign around to say “Closed,” unfastens and draws the curtains. He walks over to the laptop counter, and puts the banner on it. The kettle clicks and she pours the water into the teacups, stirs them, removes the tea balls, placing them on the saucers.

GEORGE

That still amazes me. (beat) How was your grand opening?

ANNA

If I’m honest, it went better than I expected. Marcie wants me to supply items for her clients’ hen parties. And Jerry wants me to look into making throat lozenges that his factory will individually wrap and sell for me, and give me a percentage.

GEORGE

That’s brilliant.

ANNA goes in the back room briefly and returns with a few large pillows, placing them in one corner of the shoppe near the back.

ANNA

Make yourself comfortable, jacket off, shoes off, whatever helps you relax. It’s best if you sit with your back against the wall for support and I’ll sit across from you.

(CAMERA POV ON GEORGE/PILLOWS/COUNTER FROM GEORGE’S RIGHT)

GEORGE takes off his shoes and jacket, and sits down cross-legged on the corner pillow, as ANNA carries a tray over and places the teacups and glasses of water on the floor next to their respective pillows along with a box of tissues in between their pillows, lights candles, incense, turns off the lights, then sits down across from him. ANNA takes a deep breath and GEORGE takes a deep breath as well.

ANNA

I always ask before starting. Are you sure you’re ready to release the past?

GEORGE

Yes, I am. Why do you ask?

ANNA

Sometimes people have become so used to having that dark spot in their past, they are scared to release it. Also, when you release it from your past, you have to be ready to release it from your present. You also have to release anything that connects you to that past from your present and your future.

GEORGE

I’m more than ready to let it go, past, present, and future.

ANNA

Then let’s begin, drink the tea and just breathe deeply, allow your eyes to close and concentrate on my voice.

GEORGE does just that, drinks all the tea, sets the teacup down, breathes deeply and closes his eyes. ANNA drinks her tea as well and watches him.

ANNA (gently)

Now, feel your body begin to relax. Lean back against the wall for support. You feel every muscle start to relax, you become even more relaxed with each breath, your feet relax, your legs relax, your stomach relaxes, your shoulders relax and when you reach your head, let it drop gently, chin to chest.

GEORGE leans back against the wall, relaxes and slowly lets his head drop, chin to chest.

ANNA

Now, just breathe normally, remain relaxed, feeling the air flowing in and out of your lungs. With each breath now, you remember back to when the all the worst negative emotions started.

GEORGE lifts his head slightly and his face clouds over into the brooding/depressed look. ANNA closes her eyes.

ANNA

Tell me what you see.

GEORGE

I see my girlfriend, Cassidy, telling me she’s pregnant.

ANNA

And how does that make you feel?

GEORGE

Trapped and angry because it’s just a ploy to keep us together. I try so hard, I don’t love her, but, I feel it’s my duty to do the right thing.

ANNA

What else do you see?

GEORGE’s face changes to a slight smirk as he sees his mistress, Karen.

GEORGE

Now I see Karen, the woman I was seeing to help me cope with life with Cassidy.

GEORGE’s face changes to upset and brooding again as he remembers the fight with Cassidy and the car wreck.

ANNA

And now?

GEORGE

I see the fight with Cassidy over Karen, the car wreck I caused by drunk driving, the phone call and the car exploding with Cassidy and my unborn daughter in it.

GEORGE takes a ragged breath and tears start rolling down his face. ANNA, even with eyes closed, feels his emotion and tears roll down her face as well, she opens her eyes, starts to reach out and wipe the tears off his face, but stops herself.

ANNA

All right now, start clearing up the anger and guilt by apologizing, first to Cassidy, then your unborn child, then Karen.

A steady stream of tears flow down GEORGE’s face.

GEORGE

I’m so sorry Cassidy, for acting the way I did. Drinking, cheating on you, causing the car wreck, and leaving you to die. I was out of control. (sobs) I’m sorry my daughter. I’m so sorry I’ll never get to meet you, and see what a beautiful woman you would have become.

GEORGE sobs and continues softly, trying to compose himself.

GEORGE

Karen, I’m sorry for treating you the way I did, we both did wrong. But you should never have asked me to do those things. I should have said 'No’. I forgive you, Please forgive me.

GEORGE takes a deep breath and tears continue to flow.

ANNA

Now, envision a doorway between you and them. In order to move on, you have to close and lock that door. Say your goodbyes, reach out, close the door and turn the key, locking it forever.

GEORGE reaches out, as if grabbing a doorknob.

GEORGE

Goodbye, Cassidy, Goodbye, my daughter, Goodbye, Karen.

GEORGE pulls his hand toward him, “closing the door,” then moves his hand down and “turns the key.”

ANNA

Now, look at the whole of the door, the key fades away, then the doorknob fades away, and the door has turned into a brick wall. Reach out, put your hand flat on the wall and it disappears taking them with it.

GEORGE reaches out, flat hand “on the wall”, then drops his hand slowly.

ANNA

Now, the last part; you need to forgive yourself. A mirror appears in front of you.

GEORGE starts to turn his head as if turning away from the mirror.

ANNA (continues)

Don’t look away, you need to look at yourself in it and say out loud, 'I forgive myself of my past, It will always be a part of me, it has shaped me, but does not define me, I release it from my present and my future'.

GEORGE

I forgive myself of my past, it will always be a part of me, it has shaped me, but does not define me, I release it from my present and my future.

ANNA

Now, just breathe normally, listen to the sound of my voice and come back, come to me. When you feel you are close to me, open your eyes.

GEORGE takes a deep, ragged breath and opens his eyes. GEORGE puts his hand to his face and feels the wetness of his face from the tears.

GEORGE

Wow.

ANNA

How do you feel?

GEORGE (brighter than usual)

I–I feel knackered but good, as if a tonne of weight has been lifted off my heart.

ANNA

That’s good, now, please drink some water.

GEORGE

Do you do this often?

GEORGE drinks the water, notices the box of tissues and takes one, wiping his face, chin and neck.

ANNA

I’ve done a fair few.

GEORGE

Do you always get this reaction of tears?

ANNA

Not always, about half the time, I’d say. Depends on the situation.

The tissue becomes drenched so he takes another and dries off his face. GEORGE notices ANNA’s face is wet as well, takes another tissue, leans over and wipes her tears. She smiles at him.

GEORGE

It affects you too?

ANNA

Yes, it does, I can feel the strong emotions. That’s part of my gift. (pause) Take your time standing up, you may feel light-headed as well as extremely tired. You'll need a proper night’s sleep, so you will take the bed tonight.

ANNA moves the teacups and glasses and gets up. GEORGE gets up as well, his knees go weak and he reaches for the wall for stability. ANNA moves quickly to his side to steady him.

GEORGE

Wow, I have never felt like this, you were right, it is draining.

ANNA

When one has held onto things for so long, it does take its toll, to release it is literally like letting go of an anvil or boulder.

GEORGE nods.

INT - EVE - ANNA'S SHOPPE

(CAMERA POV FROM REAR RIGHT CORNER OF SHOPPE)

ANNA takes GEORGE’S arm over her shoulders, feels a tingle at the skin to skin of their hands touching, instead of the shock she used to feel, and she smiles slightly, as they walk into the bedroom in back. She helps him onto the bed, and covers him with the blanket. She returns to the front room, gathers the pillows and carries them into the bedroom, placing them on the floor near the wall.

GEORGE

Why so far away?

ANNA

So you don’t step on me, if you get up during the night.

GEORGE lightly snores in response, as he’s already asleep. ANNA smiles, returns to the front room, puts the dishes in the sink, the tissue box on the counter, blows out the candles, sees the incense is no longer lit, looks around the shoppe, walks into the bedroom and places the moon/stars night light in the outlet and turns out the light.

FADE OUT

(Other story line)

FADE IN

INT - NIGHT - ANNA’S SHOPPE BEDROOM

(CAMERA POV FROM DOORWAY ON GEORGE)

GEORGE is having a nightmare about his time in the special forces, everything KAREN has made him do, the drunken incident with FELIX and what has been done to RON and is thrashing about and moaning. ANNA, dressed in a dark blue, floor length, ¾ sleeve, chemise gown, awakens and goes to him, speaking as she approaches.

GEORGE

No, no...why?

ANNA (gently, softly)

George, it’s all right, wake up, you’re having a nightmare.

ANNA hesitates, but then reaches out and brushes the back of her hand across his forehead and along his cheek. ANNA feels a tingle, rubs her fingers together and smiles. GEORGE almost instantly calms down and opens his eyes, he looks at her in the dim light of the nightlight. He pops up on his elbow.

GEORGE

I’m awake. Did I hurt you?

ANNA

No, am fine.

GEORGE

I was remembering things I’ve done, in the special forces and... other things.

ANNA

That’s to be expected, letting go of some things brings others to the surface. Those will be taken care of in other sessions, but for now, sleep.

GEORGE

Wait, you touched my face, skin to skin?

ANNA

Yes.

GEORGE

And it didn’t shock you?

ANNA (gently)

No shock. We’ll talk about that later, sleep for now.

ANNA turns to go back to her pillows and GEORGE reaches out and grabs her wrist, stopping her, she wiggles her fingers slightly with the tingle.

GEORGE

Your closeness calms the beastly storms inside me. Will you lay with me just to sleep? Please?

ANNA hesitates, then nods and lies down next to him on the bed, on top of the blanket, and he envelopes her in his arms, smiles, sighs, and is quickly asleep. ANNA sighs contentedly and drifts off to sleep as well.

FADE OUT

(Other story line)

FADE IN

INT - DAY - ANNA’S SHOPPE

(CAMERA POV FROM FRONT LEFT CORNER OF SHOPPE)

ANNA is up, dressed and is making some tea. GEORGE walks out of the back room, cleaned up, shaved and smiles brightly at ANNA, who smiles back.

ANNA

Good morning, sleepyhead. I see you found the toiletries I put out for you in the loo.

GEORGE

Yes, thank you. Do you normally have people sleep over?

ANNA

Not really, I just always have extra items on hand. Force of habit, I suppose.

GEORGE walks up behind ANNA, hugs her waist from behind as she finishes making the tea. ANNA smiles, turns and hands him a teacup.

ANNA

Do you need to rush off?

GEORGE

Let me check my phone.

GEORGE walks over to his jacket, pulls out his phone and looks at it, then puts it back.

GEORGE

No texts or voicemail. Good, that means I can stay with you for a bit.

ANNA

Good, we need to talk.

GEORGE (concerned)

Oh?

ANNA

It will help to talk about your nightmare.

GEORGE’s face falls just a bit as he now remembers everything.

GEORGE

That will take much longer than a few minutes.

ANNA

Then like I said, another session.

GEORGE (Takes a deep breath)

Anna, I feel myself wanting to do things that are... not normal for me. I feel myself wanting to show my happiness. I’ve been smiling more, and all it takes is thinking of you.

ANNA

That is part of the connection, as well as the letting go of the past.

GEORGE

To be honest, I went by your Leeds shoppe the other day, but you had already closed it up. I was going to enlist your help.

ANNA

Oh, well then, it’s good we became... exclusive before your first session.

GEORGE

Oh?

ANNA

I have the rule of never dating those I counsel or help with therapy.

GEORGE

Oh.

ANNA turns to look at GEORGE.

ANNA

Wait, you went by my old shoppe, (pause) Then we met here...

GEORGE

And?

ANNA

Did you touch the door of my shoppe?

GEORGE

Yes...how did you know?

ANNA

That must have been when the connection started to strengthen. Seems it had already started asserting itself.

ANNA starts to walk past him to open the shoppe. GEORGE puts his teacup down and grabs her by the arm, turning her towards him.

GEORGE

You still haven’t told me what needs to be done to complete our connection.

ANNA

I have to thoroughly research it. I think there’s actually a few things that need to happen, but that can wait.

GEORGE (sighs dejectedly)

May I at least kiss you now?

ANNA nods and GEORGE takes her face in his hands, looks deep into her eyes, and kisses her passionately at length, they separate and he looks deep into her eyes again.

GEORGE

No shock?

ANNA

No, just tingles now and goosebumps.

ANNA rubs her arms to calm the goosebumps.

GEORGE (smiles)

Good. What happens when the connection is complete?

ANNA

To be honest, I don’t know. I’ve never found anyone to complete it with, before you.

Suddenly there’s a knock at the door, they both startle. GEORGE steps back and ANNA goes to the door, peeks out beside the door shade. GEORGE walks over and puts his shoes on.

ANNA

This looking out for Marie all the time is going to get annoying.

GEORGE

Somehow I don’t think she’d be knocking on the door.

ANNA glances at GEORGE, then lifts the door blind and unlocks the door, opening it for the POSTMAN who carries in a box and hands it to her.

ANNA

Good morning.

POSTMAN

Good morning, sign here please?

The POSTMAN hands ANNA a pen, she signs the top of the box where the label is, postman tears it off, takes the pen and walks out.

POSTMAN

Have a good day.

ANNA

You too.

ANNA closes the door behind him, then she walks over and sets the box on the counter, she opens the box, revealing bottles of essential oils.

ANNA

Oh good, the essential oils for the bath salts.

ANNA takes the bottles out of the box and puts them on the back counter, labels forward as GEORGE takes the box, breaks it down and places it in the back room. GEORGE's phone beeps, he takes it out of his jacket and looks at it.

GEORGE

It’s work.

ANNA

Can't keep it waiting.

GEORGE

I'll be back as soon as I can.

ANNA

No worries.

ANNA walks GEORGE to the door, he kisses her quickly but no less passionately, opens the door and walks out. ANNA lifts the door blind, opens the front curtains, and turns the sign to open. ANNA curiously watches GEORGE stop and talk to JUSTIN, then GEORGE walks off as JUSTIN walks into Anna's shoppe.

JUSTIN

Hi, I'm Justin, George asked me to come and keep an eye on you?

ANNA

Hmmm. Leave it to him to find a way to keep me safe when he's not around.

JUSTIN

What am I keeping you safe from?

ANNA

My late husband's sister. She's insistent on causing problems.

JUSTIN looks at her curiously.

ANNA

It is a long story.

JUSTIN

Well, I’ll be here all day.

FADE OUT

(Other storyline)

FADE IN

INT - DAY - ANNA's SHOPPE

ANNA is mixing some bath salts when the first customers of the day walk in. RILEY walks over and hugs ANNA around the shoulders. JUSTIN is perusing the jars and curiously watches the interactions.

ANNA

Good morning!

RILEY

Good morning, how are things?

ANNA

Going well, and you?

RILEY

Doing ok, would you have time tonight?

ANNA

No, I just did one last night and need time to recuperate. Give me a few days?

RILEY

Must have been intense. Ok, I’ll check back later.

RILEY kisses ANNA on the cheek, and walks out as JUSTIN walks over to ANNA and gives her a curious look.

ANNA

Riley, Missy, and I have known each other for years. And yes George knows. Riley is like an uncle.

JUSTIN (smiles)

May I ask what he meant by time tonight?

TODD and KAYLA walk over to the register, KAYLA is carrying a spray bottle of cleaning liquid.

ANNA

I do a unique form of counseling. It’s almost like hypnotherapy.

TODD

Really? I think you’ll find a few clients in the village.

KAYLA

I might even schedule a time myself. I’ll take this cleaner, please.

ANNA

Well, I’ll be happy to help. The cleaner is four poundtwenty-five.

KAYLA hands the money to ANNA as she writes out the receipt, tears it off and hands it and a business card to KAYLA at the same time.

ANNA

Call or email me when you’d like to schedule?

KAYLA

Will do, thank you.

TODD and KAYLA walk out of the store.

JUSTIN

I may need that as well.

ANNA

Let me know, of course, if George has you guarding me while he’s out and about, you can just ask.

JUSTIN

That’s true, but I’ll take a business card anyway.

LEON and BONNIE walk over.

BONNIE

Are you able to help someone not have to take medication for voices they hear in their head?

ANNA

I can certainly try.

END OF EPISODE

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