A Happy Teary Finale

INT. EGI Room 21++. DAY.

ATE JAD rummages through a pile of animoism shirts. JACKIE and KAYMEE sit in the sofa.

ATE JAD:
Nakuha niyo na lahat ng cards nyo?

KAYMEE:
Yung thesis po ung finale eh, kinakabahan po kami sa grade namin.

Kaymee gets bored and stands beside Ate Jad.

ATE JAD:
Sino mentor nyo?

JACKIE:
Ah si Dr. Diaz po.

Kaymee receives a text message. Kaymee gets hold of her phone and reads the message aloud.

KAYMEE:
Jac, pinapapunta na tayo, ngayon na, sa dept.

Jackie looks nervous.

JACKIE:
Ha? Bakit daw?

Kaymee calls Ariane.

KAYMEE:
Hello? Ariane? Bakit?

(inside Jackie's head)
JACKIE:
Lord, what's happening?!

KAYMEE:
Ate Jad, una na muna kami. Bad news daw eh.

JACKIE:
Ha? Anung bad news? Ha?!

INT. EGI Stairs. Day.

Kaymee and Jackie go to the elevator area of 21st floor. The elevator does not respond. Again, on the 20th floor. Nadah. Again, on the 19th, nadah. They both go down using the stairs, sweaty and silent.

(inside Jackie's head)
JACKIE:
We didnt plagiarize. Not even a single line. No no.
Hail Mary full of grace...
Lord have mercy...


Kaymee and Jackie reaches the 9th floor of the building. Elevator opens. They go in. A person gets-in in every floor. Jackie gets furious.

JACKIE:
Wah! Mamaya na muna kayo bumaba!!

Kaymee, and all the people inside the elevator, looks at Jackie.

JACKIE:
Kayms, labas mo na ID mo para tuluy tuloy na mamaya.

INT. 2nd F Miguel Hallway. Day.

ARIANE sits outside the department, with lauren, les, kat pasigan, malia, jill, sara and other commarts people.

Kaymee and Jackie arrive, gasping.

KAYMEE:
Ariane, ano nangyari?

Ariane looks stern.

ARIANE:
Girls, upo muna kayo.

Jackie stares at Ariane. The later's eyes are glistening. Tears fall down of Jackie's eyes. Kaymee also cries.

(inside Jackie's head)
JACKIE:
Lord ayaw kong ma-delay. Lord, huwag pong zero. Pleasee.

Ariane smiles, weirdly. Everyone beside her does the same. She shows their 13-page graded thesis proposal , with their mentor's signature and comments and the grade, 3.0

Jackie continues crying, tears of joy. Kaymee beats Ariane in the arms, and everywhere.

JACKIE (in tears):
Loka loka ka Ariane!

KAYMEE:
Palibhasa hindi ka late kaya pinag-tripan mo kami! Hmp!

Thesismates hug each other.

Fade to black.

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