stick to the weather

FADE IN: inside a Lyft car.

She: I’ve never heard of Downey.

He: It’s South-West from there.

She: Uh-huh. How long have you been there?

He: We moved 17 years ago.

She: Oh, you bought a house.

He: No we rent.

He: It’s quiet over there.

She: Ohsure, I’m sure it is.

He: How long have you been in Santa Monica?

She: A year.

He: And before that?

She: I’m from Houston. You?

He: Born and raised in this neighborhood, but we got priced out. Same ol’ story.

She giggles nervously.

She: What’s with this rain, huh?

He: Yeah.