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Scene opens
       (Living room , low light)
 James and Ally standing next to a framed picture of Jess . Saying goodbye to guests

James: (face full of sadness) Thank you for coming Jess would really appreciate it. 
Guest1 : you gotta be strong for your daughter. It's what Jess would want .
James : thank you ( how dare you tell me what Jess would want
Guest1: if there's anything you need, any help with ally . I want you to know my door is always open . 
Ally:  Thank you so much . (Escorts guest out ) That was the last person dad. 
James: it's over ?
Ally: I'm gonna make some coffee and clean up a little, do you want some .
James : No I'm just gonna sit here a while. 
Ally: (worried) Dad......... Dad ......... I love you. 
James : (flashes a dry smile)

Jess : you know you have to let me go at some point. I gotta say I love the dress you put me in.
James: it's my favorite you know.Do you remember the day you wore it.
Jess: our wedding you mean ? Of course I remember every mom…


It was February 2007 ten years ago, Sunday afternoon. Mother was making lunch as she usually did Martha was playing in the grass as she did.
    You see Martha was "special" as mother always said, she was different. Brian hated her, he blamed her for father, he looked at her with disgust wondering how someone could be so helpless. He hated the attention she got from mother. It was always Martha needs this and Martha needs that. Brian on the other hand had to care for him self.
  One day they came home, Martha had just been rejected by another special school, mother was crying, money had become an issue, they couldn't afford to pay for special schools again or nannys or doctors, mother had to get a job, Brian couldn't get toys anymore, there were no Christmas mornings and the poor thing did not even know it. She was always happy, always running around and laughing. That day after dinner Brian sat at the window and watched his father go to the car lock it and shoot himse…