The Cigarette Trick
(he offers John some cash)
Go to the mall and get something new. John will take you.
I got money, Syd.
I'll take you, would you like to go?
And that's that. I'll see you later.
Sydney goes back in his room. John looks to Clementine. PAUSE.
Clementine smiles at John, he gets her some coffee, gives her a cigarette and lights it for her.
The first one of the day is always the best.
Wanna see a trick?
John takes the cigarette from his mouth and very carefully places the filtered end in the crease between his forehead and his nose. He squints down, holding the cigarette in place, makes a motion as if he's inhaling, then blows the smoke from his mouth. Clementine laughs hysterically.
I can do it with eight cigarettes. Eight cigarettes in this crease between my nose and forehead...
No...I gotta go talk to Syd for a second. I'll be right back.