PABLO: Hey, Esmerelda. Congratulations!
ESMERELDA: Pablo! I was looking for you.
PABLO: I was looking for you too! (beat) You killed it.
ESMERELDA: I don’t know. I was soooo nervous.
PABLO: Believe me. You went off! Anyone would be lucky to have you be a part of their team.
ESMERELDA: Aww thank you. I really wish I got to see you perform.
PABLO: Wait, you didn’t get to watch us?
ESMERELDA: No, I had to help prepare for the next performance.
PABLO: Oh, that’s ok. I’m sure someone took a video of it.
ESMERELDA: I heard you did really well. Vivianna was telling me she thought you would win.
PABLO: Yeah, I thought we did pretty good too. But not as good as your band. Y’all were next level.
ESMERELDA: Yeah, I know, what can I say, I’m born to be a winner.
PABLO: Wow, are you sure? We both know you were shaking because of how nervous you were backstage.
ESMERELDA: It was so much fun. And the thing is we had to completely change our set like two days ago. And everyone was telling me your band was good, so I thought you would win instead of us.
PABLO: It’s all good. I’m kinda butthurt we didn’t even place. But I had a lot of fun too. I’m going to miss this.
ESMERELDA: Yeah, it’s our last band competition in high school.
PABLO: I know, I’m happy but also sad that everything is ending so quickly.
ESMERELDA: I know.
PABLO: I honestly really regret wasting my time in high school and doing nothing.
ESMERELDA: I do too. There’s so much that I would’ve loved to do.
PABLO: Same, I wish I was more involved but like most of all I just wish I made more friends. Cause honestly I’m just recently realizing how freaking cool and amazing everyone is. Like you.
ESMERELDA: You’re the sweetest person I’ve ever met. I wish we started talking earlier, instead of waiting four years to realize how freaking cool we are.
PABLO: Me too. Oh, I think your friends are calling you. You should go celebrate with them, you winner.
ESMERELDA: We’re both winners.
PABLO: What did I win?
(ESMERELDA gives PABLO a kiss on the cheek, smiles, then walks to her friends.)