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INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT
It is a celebration dinner. A birthday party for a ten-year old. Gaily colored paper plates and napkins are laid out at each place-setting. A small representation of the family is there. Everyone has taken their place at the table. The BIRTHDAY GIRL has requested the seat at the head of the table. Her little sister PEALY sits three spaces away, separated by GRANDFATHER and GRANDMOTHER. FATHER and MOTHER are both seated at the far end of the table.
Has everyone seen my cake?
Isn't it beautiful?
(loudly to BIRTHDAY GIRL and PEALY)
Y'know, everyday your mother and I have to convince ourselves not to kill you.
And every day, it gets more and more difficult to contain ourselves.
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