Chapter 5

Jack and Rose felt their heart skip faster as they said their lines. Randy had to stop them a few times, because they would forget their lines.

“Oh come on guys you still don’t take your cloths off and you are messing up! Concentrate already, a love scene is not that difficult to do. I use to be an actor, I know how it feels. It might seem weird and it might feel weird to fake making love, but we have to make this movie. This story needs this scene. Please people concentrate.” Randy said sounding frustrated.

Jack didn’t know why it felt so difficult to do this scene with Rose. He had done many scenes like this before. He looked at her and she seemed nervous to.

They got in their spots again and Randy yelled action. They said their lines and this time it was perfect. It was the moment where Jack had to get close to Rose and put his hands on her waist. He got closer to her as she leaned against the door. His breathing got harder and his nervousness showed. He said the last lines before they would start the difficult part.

“Please don’t leave now. I have missed you so much. Just stay a little longer and make this moment last a bit more. Please.” he said and got even closer to her. Rose felt her heart beat go faster.

He brought her closer to him by grabbing her by the waist. He looked into her eyes and noticed he wasn’t looking at her as Jason. He was looking at her like this was happening for real. He wrapped his arms around her waist and neared his lips to hers and she closed the space between them like she would in every kissing scene. He kissed her and she kissed him back. He lifted her up with the little strength he had. He was so nervous that he felt weak. He started to undress her, she felt so confused. He started to kiss her with more passion and then he took her to the bed that was near them.

He got on top of her and started to kiss her neck. She grabbed the back of his head and kissed his neck. She started to unbutton his shirt and she slowly pulled it off. He stopped kissing her neck and went to her lips. He wouldn’t let go of her and found himself wanting this to be real. He realized what he was wanting and let go of her lips. She was breathing hard as he wouldn’t let her breathe. He looked at her and controlled his breathing. He thought of stopping but he knew he had to finish this scene. He started to kiss her again and again found himself wanting this to be real. He finished taking off her cloths, not all of it, because Rose had not signed to do a nude scene. They were kissing when Randy interrupted them.

“Cut, okay excellent, let’s take a small break so we can get ready for the next part of this scene.” He said and some people headed their way. He got off her and didn’t even look at her. His assistant handed him a robe and he put it on. Judy gave Rose a robe as well and she grabbed it and put it on. She turned and looked at him. He would always look at her and smile, but this time he didn’t even look at her the whole time they were on the short break.

His make up person started to fix him up and so did Judy on Rose. Randy returned to the set with a cup of water and sat on the bed.

“Well kids that was great, but that was the easy part now to the difficult part. This is when we fake making love. Now I know both of you have done these scenes but not actually a loving scene. You know what I mean? You just have done the part where you take off your cloths and boom, its morning and you say your lines and the love night is over. Nobody is getting naked and nobody needs a condom.” Randy said and everybody on the set started to laugh except Jack and Rose.

“That is why they call it acting. Jack you will get under the covers and Rose will to. You know what I mean? I know this is hard for you guys since you are just friends, but I need this scene to be perfect. Okay?”

“Yeah Randy, we know what you mean.” Jack said and looked at Randy. Jack walked to the bed and took his robe off. He got in the bed and Rose did the same. They were both still very nervous. Randy explained what he wanted and showed Jack where his hands should be. Jack felt awkward touching Rose’s shirtless back.

“Okay people get in your position and action!” Randy yelled. This scene seemed to go on forever for Rose. It was too awkward for her and she just wanted to finish already. Jack’s hands trembled as he ran it through her hair and back.

“Okay excellent cut!” Randy yelled. Jack quickly got up and sat at the edge of the bed.

“Okay that was very good now to the last part of this scene.” He said and explained what he wanted. Jack laid on his back and Rose laid on his chest. They stayed like that for a few minutes.

“Action.” Randy yelled.

Rose laid on his chest listening to his heart beat. She closed her eyes to make look like she was asleep. She found that she loved they way his heart would beat. For a moment she wished this moment could be longer. She had her arms around him and he had his around her. He could breathe the scent of her hair. He loved they way it smelled and closed his eyes while massaging her hair. He started to like the way her skin felt. He ran his hand down her arm and down her back.

“Why am I feeling this way?” he thought to himself. “I should not be thinking like this. I love Rose, but just as a friend. But I keep wishing everybody else disappears and for this to be happening for real. I feel like I want it just to be Rose and me. I should not be wanting her for real. What is happening to me?” he looked down at her and kissed her forehead. This meant for her to get off him and lay on the other side of the bed. He got up and kissed her one more time and pulled the bed covers over her. It looked like she was still asleep.

He sat up and started to put his cloth back on. The camera looked right at him as he stood up. He walked to the window of the set. He looked out of it as it was written in the script. The camera looked at her and she opened her eyes. She looked at him as he turned and looked at her. He walked to her side and got close to her ear.

“Do you love me?” he whispered. This was his line, but he found himself asking her as Jack not Jason. He didn’t know why. She looked at him and something inside of her wanted to say yes, but the line was not that. As Angie, her character was still confused, maybe as confused as Rose was in real life.

“I…I don’t know.” She said softly. Jack looked at her and frowned with anger.

“We make love and you don’t know if you love me?! I don’t understand you Angie!” he yelled with anger.

“I’m sorry Jason I’m just very confused right now. Please don’t be mad at me! Please Jason.” She said. He walked away angrily. “He sure is a great actor.” Rose thought.

They finished saying their last lines and Randy yelled cut. They were finally done with the scene. Jack got up and walked to his trailer. Rose was helped by Judy to get dressed. They walked to her dressing room to take her 70’s cloths off and got in her modern time cloths and walked to a couch that was there for the actor’s comfort. She was drinking water and thinking of what just had happened. Those scenes had been so difficult to shoot with Jack.

“I just hope this that I’m feeling is over by the time we are finished with this movie. I will try my best to forget the taste of his lips and the way his hands feel touching my skin. I will forget about him, I just know. I hope, oh please God help me through this.” She thought to herself and closed her eyes. She was very tired and was falling asleep when she felt someone’s hand wake her. She looked up and noticed it was Billy.

“Sleepy head are you tired?” he asked sitting next to her.

“Yeah, just a bit. What are you up to Billy?”

“Nothing, just waiting for the last scene of the day, which is with you and me. Oh my, I can’t believe we have two days of shooting left. It’s been a long ride, but we are almost finished. It’s been great working with you Rose, it really has.” He said and she smiled at him.

“Aw thanks Billy, it’s been a pleasure working with you to. I hope this is not the last time I see you.”

“Yeah, I’ll miss you and crazy Jack as well. That boy is too crazy, ha you two are nuts together.” He said laughing and she gave him a weak smile. He hugged her and she hugged him as well. They were laughing as they did. In that moment Jack walked into the room where they were. For a second his eyes hated what they saw. He felt something he never thought he would feel, jealousy. He started at them until Rose noticed him standing there. She let go of Billy and he looked at Jack.

“Hey Jacko, I was just telling Rose how I’m going to miss you guys when we are done here. My job is done here today, but you guys have to work for two more days.” He said smiling and stood up and walked to Jack who still had an angry look in his face. Billy walked to him and shook his hand.

“It’s been an honor to work you Jack. I hope we can do it again some day.” Billy said and walked to his trailer. Jack didn’t sit next to Rose, but sat in front of her in a chair that was near. He was quiet and didn’t look at her. She wondered what was wrong with him and decided to break the silence.

“So creep, what are you going to do when we are finished with this.” She said.

“I don’t know.” He said after a long pause. “Maybe hang out at the beach. I don’t plan to do another movie for a long time. This has been exhausting and…just tough on me.” He said in a low tone of voice. He looked at her and he would usually smile at her, but this time he didn’t. He looked at her and didn’t blink at all. She looked into his eyes and noticed they were looking at her differently. She looked away and started at the ground. He kept his eyes on her.

“Why do you seem mad? Did I do something to him or did I say something wrong?” she thought to herself.

“I’ll see you tomorrow Rose, since I don’t have anymore scenes today I can leave now. I’ll see you later.” He said and got up. He started to walk away, but looked back at Rose. He slowly walked to her and hugged her.

“Bye weirdo.” He whispered in her ear. She gave him a smile and he smiled back weakly. He left and Rose just looked at him leave. He was acting very odd; he would always stay the whole day with Rose, even if he didn’t have anymore scenes. She didn’t know why he was acting so strange.

***

Jack laid on his bed and felt a hand touch his chest. It was Regina and he gave her a smile. She smiled back at him and laid next to him.  

“I have missed you all day Jack. Have you missed me?” she asked and kissed his cheek.

“Yeah, I have missed you.” He said with some uncertainty. She started to kiss his neck and his ear while he closed his eyes. She got closer to his lips and kissed his chin. He looked at her and kissed her lips. He kissed her full of passion and turned her over. He closed his eyes and started to kiss her neck. He rapped his arms around her and was really into this moment, but his mind was on someone else. While he was kissing her he forced himself not to think on that someone else. He wanted to forget her for that moment.

“Oh Rose, why am I thinking of you right now? Why can’t you get out of my mind?” he thought to himself. He stopped kissing Regina and just looked at her.

“What’s wrong baby?” she asked. He kissed her hand as it touched his face.

“Make me forget Regina.” He said.

“Forget about what?”

“Just make me not think tonight. Don’t let me think about anything but you.”

“Okay.” She said smiling and kissed him. She rapped her arms around him and he rapped his arms around her. He buried his face in her chest and closed his eyes for a moment.

“Rose…oh Rose, what did you do to me? Your image won’t leave me alone. I wish I could feel you next to me. I love Regina, but why do I think of you? She isn’t the nicest girl, but she doesn’t deserve for me to wish you were the one I was hugging. For me to wish it was you I was making to love to. I just want you to leave my mind.” He thought while he kissed Regina. For the rest of the night he tried his best to get her out of his mind.

***

The next day Jack and Rose were doing a scene in the city. It would be the last scene they would do there. They were rehearsing their lines and Randy was making sure everything was ready.

“Okay people this is a short day of shooting, but after this we are going back to the little town we were to begin with to shoot the last scene tomorrow. I know what you are thinking we have just done that scene while we were over there, but I wanted this part of the film seem more real than anything. So sorry if that bothers you.” He said and sat on his chair that had the word ‘DIRECTOR’ on the back. Rose walked on to the set and Judy was fixing her make up. Rose had not seen Jack all day and was sort of disappointed since this was one of the last days they were going to shoot. She sat on her chair that had her name on it. She sat and waited for Randy to say it was time to film.

“Sorry guys that we are just standing here, but Mr. Dawson got here late and he is taking a while to get here.” Randy said when he saw Jack.

“I’m sorry Randy. I couldn’t sleep last night and I started the day with a bad morning. I’m sorry.” Jack said.

“Its okay Jack, this is your first time late anyway. We all mess up sometimes, but you can’t be late anymore. You won’t be an actor for long if you keep that up. Well everybody please get your in positions and please will someone get me water.” Randy said wiping some sweat off his forehead. They were at a park shooting the scene.   Rose looked at Jack who didn’t look at her. He was holding a paper going over his lines. Randy was checking if the cameras were he wanted them to be. He sat in his chair again and called everybody to be ready.  

“Okay everybody, action!” he yelled.

Jack and Rose started to say their lines. They had to re-shoot a few times. It wasn’t coming out like Randy hoped it would.

“Okay Jack and Rose. Please tell me what is going on. Look better don’t, just think. Lose yourselves in these characters. Think you are Jason and Angie. Imagine that…pretend that you ‘ARE’ in love with each other!” he said. They looked at each other when he said that. “Please kids, you two are so brilliant! Just give me this scene.” Randy said and walked to his chair again. “Action.” This was a scene where Jason and Angie argued.

 “Well, I’m here. What do you want Jason?”

“I brought you here to tell you that I’m going back to Rocksprings. I’m going to fix my mom’s old house and live there. Chuck, my friend, offered me to work with him and I accepted.”

“So you are leaving me?”

“No I don’t want to do that Angie that is why I brought you here. Angie, please come with me. Leave this loud city and come back to our quiet town. Come with me and make me the happiest guy ever.”

“I…I can’t Jason. I can’t leave Rick. He doesn’t deserve for me to do this to him.”

“But you don’t love him…”

“I can’t go and I can’t leave my mother just like this. I’m sorry.” She said.

 “So this is it? After all these years, this is how it ends? Well let me tell you this ending SUCKS! It is the worst ending ever! So much for my happy ending. I hope you have a great life with Rick, I really do. Just know that I will always love you. And if you ever change your mind, I’ll be waiting, if you ever want to know what the stars say, I’ll be waiting to tell you. I’ll be waiting.” He said and kissed her forehead and started to walk away.

“Okay cut!” Randy yelled. “That is it for today! Tomorrow will be the last day you have to deal with me. Have a nice life to those I won’t see anymore” Randy said laughing.

Chapter 6