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The Boss


FADE IN:

EXT. SWIMMING POOL - DAY

PETER in causal wear exits from the premises.

PETER (V.O.)

I've done my 1000M. Time

is tight today. Should I write

a blog post? Or prepare for

a hearing? I've to hand down

a domain-name decision soon.

INT. STUDY - DAY

Returning to his desk, Peter works on the computer.

PETER (Cont'd) (V.O.)

I've become addicted in

creativity. I must write the

the loving feeling that still

resonates in me.

We see Peter keying "I'll Remember You". He then selects a photo from his files and inserts it as a featured photo of a draft.

INT. DINNING ROOM - NIGHT

Food on the table. Peter's WIFE chats with their SON and DAUGHTER as Peter researches on a phone.

PETER

(Disturbed)

How come I can't find this

case online?

INT. STUDY - NIGHT

Lots of papers and files. After quickly clicking a blue "Publish Post" key, Peter picks up some papers to read.

INT. COURT ROOM - DAY

A WOMAN in black at the Bar submits to a JUDGE on the bench. Peter in a dark blue suit is at the Bar too, observing their exchanges.

PETER (V.O.)

The Judge wants to dispose

of her case first. What an

unexpected learning opportunity.

A Pause.

PETER (Cont'd) (V.O.)

She's quite good. But she shouldn't

fudge the issue.

Later.

JUDGE

(Solemnly)

... The application is dismissed.

INT. OFFICE CORRIDOR - DAY

Carrying a file, PETER chats with an ASSISTANT.

PETER

Our hearing ended late

because of other case.

ASSISTANT

(Respectfully)

That case was represented by a

Senior Government Counsel.

Peter looks enlightened.

PETER (V.O.)

I'm pleased I secured a case to

answer, discharging my role.

INT. TRAIN CAR - DAY

Crowded. Peter gets in after a young man. We see a vacant priority seat. The young man takes it. Peter looks away and finds a spot to stand.

PETER (V.O.)

I've never sit in a priority seat.

But after a hectic day, it's quite

tempting to break my rule. I

believe others won't disapprove

of it.

We see a train-car screen showing moving images and subtitles.

PETER (Cont'd) (V.O.)

That politician dies at the age

of 101? Comparing to him, I'm

still a junior.

Pausing.

PETER (Cont'd) (V.O.)

I was promoted to the rank of

Senior Crown Counsel in 1988.

That's 30 years ago. And now,

I'm just a senior junior at the

Bar. People I work with are

junior to me in many ways...

EXT. PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY - NIGHT

Rush hour.

PETER (V.O.)

Mingling with juniors make me

feel young. It's interesting to

hear their concerns that I used

to have. More importantly, I

can still deliver, competently.

As a senior junior, I can afford

to follow my heart. If there's

anything I don't like to do, I

just say "No." I'm no longer

a yes-man!

Peter walks through the crowd like he is the boss.

FADE OUT. The End

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