I Know You
Written by: Juana
Story summary: Sally comes to town to ask Felicity for a favor. The gang has a dinner party for Sally, and Julie has her first introduction to Lyn. Sally goes the extra mile to put Ben at ease.
Disclaimer: I do not own the characters in my story. They belong to the brilliant writers and creators of the hit WB show.
INT: FELICITY’S DORM ROOM-DAY
FELICITY HAS JUST ANSWERED THE DOOR AND FOUND SALLY STANDING THERE. BEN IS STILL ASLEEP IN THE BED BEHIND HER.
FELICITY: (embraces Sally) Sally! Oh my God…I can’t believe you’re here.
SALLY: I hope this isn’t a bad time.
FELICITY: No come on in…(remembers Ben is naked in her bed) Oh wait…can you wait here just one minute?
SALLY: (sees Ben sleeping in the background) Sure…I’ll just wait in the main room.
FELICITY CLOSES THE DOOR AND GOES OVER TO BEN.
FELICITY: Ben wake up…( shakes him and he turns over) Come on Ben I’m serious….get up.
BEN: (grumpy) I just got to sleep…just let me sleep…a few more minutes.
FELICITY: Ben…you need to get up and get dressed.
BEN: I have a better idea…you come back to bed. (tries to pull her back down)
FELICITY: Okay…down boy…There’s someone here that I want you to meet.
BEN: (half sits up) Who?
FELICITY: It’s Sally.
BEN: (confused and rubbing eyes) Whose Sally?
FELICITY: My friend Sally.
BEN: (understanding) You mean tape Sally?
BEN: She’s here?
FELICITY: Yes…so get dressed so I can bring her in.
CUT TO: MAIN ROOM-DAY
MARC IS HEADED TOWARDS FELICITY’S ROOM AND IS ABOUT TO KNOCK ON THE DOOR.
SALLY: I don’t know if I’d do that.
MARC: Excuse me…what?
SALLY: She’s…well she’s busy right now.
MARC: Oh. Well I do have an appointment with her…should I still not knock?
SALLY: Still shouldn’t knock.
MARC: Oh. Well would you tell her I came by?
MARC STARTS TO WALK AWAY.
SALLY: Hello…it would be easier to tell her someone came by…if I knew who someone was.
MARC: Oh right…gosh…tell her Marc…Marc came by.
SALLY: Okay Marc Marc…I’ll do that.
MARC: Oh no it’s just Marc.
SALLY: (sarcastic) Right.
FELICITY OPENS THE DOOR AS MARC IS WALKING AWAY.
FELICITY: Okay…you can come in now.
SALLY WALKS INTO THE ROOM. BEN IS SITTING AWKWARDLY ON THE BED.
FELICITY: Sally…this is Ben.
BEN: Hey…good to meet you.
SALLY: Yes…it’s nice to meet you too.
BEN REACHES OVER AND SHAKES HER HAND. THEN HE GRABS HIS JACKET OFF OF THE CHAIR NEXT TO THE BED.
BEN: I should probably go and give you two some time to catch up. (to Sally) I hope I’ll see you again soon.
SALLY: I’ll look forward to it.
BEN: (shyly smiles) Okay. (to Felicity) I’ll see you later.
BEN STARTS TO WALK OUT DOOR.
FELICITY: Um…(to Sally) Just a second…Ben wait.
FELICITY WALKS OUT DOOR WITH BEN.
FELICITY: What’s going on?
BEN: I’m not sure…all the sudden I just felt really weird being in a room with someone who probably knows so much about me.
FELICITY: But…You didn’t even kiss me goodbye.
BEN: Again…with the weird thing…it didn’t seem appropriate.
FELICITY: She’s not my mother Ben…she’s my friend.
BEN: I know…I’m sorry…I know…I freaked.
FELICITY: I want to invite her to dinner with us tonight. Are you going to be okay with that?
BEN: Yeah I’ll be fine. It was just unexpected that’s all…I’m really sorry.
FELICITY AND BEN KISS GOODBYE.
FELICITY: So I’ll see you tonight?
BEN: Yeah…sounds good.
CUT TO: DEAN AND DELUCA-DAY
SALLY AND FELICITY ARE OUT TOGETHER FOR THE DAY.
FELICITY: God…I just can’t get over the fact that you’re right here. No need to push play.
SALLY: (laughs) You look really good.
FELICITY: I am…and I’m extremely happy. As I’m sure you are too.
SALLY: Yeah…believe it or not the old sarcastic Sally is almost back.
FELICITY: She never left…she just had some hard times…it’s good to see her in an upward spiral for a change.
SALLY: I’ll second that.
FELICITY: So what…what did you think of Ben?
SALLY: I think Ben is extremely sexy…
SALLY: I’m sorry…I thought you were looking for my honest opinion.
FELICITY: What would you think if I called Emmett hot?
SALLY: I would think you were talking about a different Emmett…don’t get me wrong Em has his special qualities…and I find him attractive…but hot…that’s pushing it.
FELICITY: (laughs) Okay…so what else did you think about Ben.
SALLY: Well in that fleeting moment…I thought he seemed sweet and incredibly embarrassed to be in a room with someone who knows so much about him.
FELICITY: Oh my gosh…that’s exactly what he said…how do you do that?
SALLY: Well as you know…I’m incredibly perceptive…and on top of that…you didn’t close the door all the way.
FELICITY: You heard?
FELICITY: It’s okay. It’s just…I want him to be comfortable around you. You're both really important to me.
SALLY: The feeling is mutual…which to skip to a different subject…is why I’m here.
FELICITY: Ok…I’ll bite…what brings you to the big apple?
SALLY: You…and a favor I need to ask you.
FELICITY: Sure whatever you need…you know I’d do just about anything for you.
SALLY: I would like for you to be my Maid of honor…when Emmett and I get married.
FELICITY: (shocked) Oh my God…I think I’m gonna cry.
SALLY: So can I put you down as a yes?
CUT TO BEN’S LOFT- NIGHT
FELICITY AND BEN ARE IN HIS ROOM. HE IS GETTING DRESSED FOR DINNER. TURNS TO FELICITY FOR APPROVAL.
BEN: So how do I look?
BEN: I can’t believe she heard me…I’m not normally so…socially inept.
FELICITY: It’s fine…she totally understood why you were uncomfortable.
BEN: Still I think it was a good idea enlarging our party tonight…it will make things easier.
FELICITY AND BEN WALK OUT OF HIS ROOM AND WE SEE A LARGE TABLE SET UP IN THE KITCHEN AND SEAN HIS BUSY COOKING SOMETHING AT THE STOVE.
SEAN: So what time is everybody suppose to arrive?
FELICITY: Any minute now…god it smells great. What are you cooking?
SEAN: It’s teriyaki chicken…my mom’s recipe.
FELICITY: You have many layers…don’t you?
SEAN: Like you would not believe.
DOOR RINGS AND BEN GOES OVER TO ANSWER IT.
BEN: Come on in.
ELENA, NOEL AND JULIE WALK INTO BEN’S LOFT.
JULIE WALKS OVER TO FELICITY.
JULIE: You look great!
DOORBELL RINGS AGAIN AND BEN GOES TO ANSWER IT.
BEN: Hey Lyn…you made it.
LYN: In the flesh.
CUT TO JULIE AND FELICITY
JULIE: (panicked) Why didn’t you tell me Lyn was going to be here?
FELICITY: Honestly…I didn’t know. Ben didn’t tell me.
JULIE: Do I look okay?
FELICITY: Yeah…you look great.
JULIE: Are you sure?
DOORBELL RINGS AGAIN. BEN GOES OVER AND ANSWERS IT.
BEN: Hi…come on in.
SALLY: (hands Ben a letter) Here you go.
BEN: What is this?
SALLY: It’s every embarrassing thing I could think of about myself.
BEN: I don’t understand.
SALLY: I figured that would make us even…in the knowing things category.
BEN: (laughs) Thanks…it’s a little twisted…but sweet.
SALLY: Don’t mention it.
FELICITY BRINGS LYN OVER TO MEET JULIE WHO IS NIBBLING ON A CARROT STICK COVERED IN DIP.
FELICITY: Julie…this is Lyn.
JULIE: (sticks out hand with carrot stick in it) Nice to…oh geez I’m so sorry.
LYN: (laughs) No problem…it definitely makes this a memorable first meeting.
JULIE IS FRANTICALLY TRYING TO WIPE THE DIP OFF HIS HAND.
CUT TO SALLY WHO IS OVER TALKING TO SEAN.
SALLY: So then you own this place?
SEAN: Yes…but I’m really a business man…slash inventor.
SALLY: Really an inventor?
SEAN: Well maybe more of an…idea man.
SALLY: I see.
SEAN: So why haven’t I seen you before now?
SALLY: I don’t live in New York. I’m just here visiting Felicity.
SEAN: Oh…are you visiting for an extended amount of time?
FELICITY OVERHEARING THE CONVERSATION COMES WALKING UP.
FELICITY: She came here to ask me to be her maid of honor.
SEAN: Maid of honor…you mean the wedding kind of maid of honor?
SALLY: Is there another kind?
SEAN: So engaged huh?
SEAN: No…it’s no big deal…I mean…I just thought you… seemed interesting…okay well I’ve got to get back to my cooking so…if you girls will excuse me.
SEAN WALKS OVER TO THE OVEN.
FELICITY: I do believe you’ve crushed the poor boy.
SALLY: Me? That was all your doing…I was perfectly happy stringing him along.
CUT TO: INT. BEN’S BEDROOM-LATER THAT NIGHT.
FELICITY IS IN THE BATHROOM BRUSHING HER TEETH. BEN IS SITTING IN BED READING SALLY’S LETTER AND LAUGHING.
FELICITY COMES WALKING OUT OF THE BATHROOM.
FELICITY: What’s so funny?
BEN: (looks up from letter) I can see why Sally is so special to you now.
FELICITY: What do you mean?
BEN: Well she really impressed me tonight…she’s funny and warm and it was really thoughtful of her to do something like this to make me comfortable.
FELICITY: Something like what?
BEN: She didn’t tell you?
FELICITY: Tell me what?
BEN: She wrote down a list three pages long of everything embarrassing she’s ever done and she gave them to me…she said it was to make us even.
FELICITY: Really…like what? What sort of embarrassing things did she do?
BEN FOLDS UP LETTER AND STARTS TO PUT IT INTO BEDSIDE DRAWER.
FELICITY: Wait…I want to read it.
BEN: (teasing) She gave it to me…I don’t listen to your tapes.
FELICITY: But that’s not the same…my tapes are my innermost thoughts…that’s just Sally’s pratfalls and boo boos.
BEN: Yes…that she chose to share with me.
FELICITY: Are you serious…you’re really not gonna let me read them?
BEN: I don’t know…maybe with the right amount of persuasion…I could be convinced.
FELICITY: What sort of persuasion did you have in mind?
BEN: Well a nice back rub…for a start…might prompt me to change my mind.
CUT TO INT. BEN’S ROOM.
BEN IS READING THE LETTER TO FELICITY AS SHE GIVES HIM A BACK RUB . AS THEY LAUGH AT THE THINGS IN THE LETTER BEN MOVEMENT CAUSES FELICITY TO SLIDE OFF HIS BACK AT WHICH POINT HE TURNS OVER AND PINS HER TO THE BED AND STARTS KISSING HER.
CUT TO EXT. DENTON HALL-NIGHT
LYN HAS WALKED JULIE HOME TO HER DORM.
JULIE: So this is it.
LYN: Yeah…well thanks for letting me walk you home.
JULIE: Sure…thanks for walking me home.
LYN: Yeah…you’re welcome.
JULIE: Okay…well bye.
LYN: Bye…um… wait..
LYN: Well I was wondering if maybe…well if maybe you would like to go out with me…on a date sometime?
JULIE: Sure…that sounds really…good.
LYN: Great…so I’ll call you then.
LYN LEANS IN AND GIVES JULIE A GOODNIGHT KISS.
LYN: Okay…yeah…I’ll definitely call you.
LYN TURNS AND STARTS WALKING DOWN THE STREET. JULIE STANDS AT THE DOORWAY WATCHING HIM.
FELICITY: (VO to Sally) Dear Sally…thanks so much for making Ben your friend. It meant so much to me…almost as much as being asked to be your maid of honor. I should probably let you know that Ben shared your letter with me…I must say it was a pure stroke of genius giving him that letter…no matter how full of falsities it is…it made him feel more comfortable and for that you deserve a big hug.
CUT TO INT. BEN’S LOFT-NIGHT
FELICITY IS ASLEEP ON BEN’S CHEST. ONE OF BEN’S HANDS IS CARESSING FELICITY’S ARM AND THE OTHER HAND IS HOLDING SALLY’S LETTER…HE IS SILENTLY LAUGHING AS HE READS.
SALLY: (VO to Felicity) Dear Felicity…I wish I could say that letter was full of made up stories for Ben…but it’s all true…every embarrassing word. So I guess you could say…If Ben likes me now…it’s warts and all. I’m glad I got to meet Ben finally…he is everything you said and more…He holds you like a cherished gift…and that is exactly what I would have wished for you…as well as you and I know each other…you and him will know each other even better…what a future you have ahead of you my friend.