Time Period: A Flashback
Scene 1: The Highway
Action: Carefree, Gabriella drives to the recording studio. Funny text messages from Troy entertain her. A reckless drunk truck driver catches her off guard.
Their vehicles hit each other head on. The collision costs the truck driver his life. Gabriella is escorted to the hospital by an ambulance.
Scene 2: The Hospital Waiting Room
A Doctor (approaches a distraught Troy): Are you, Mr. Bolton?
Troy (stands up from his chair): Yes
Doctor: Your wife, Gabriella survived the car crash. You can visit her in recovery.
Troy (fighting back tears): My wife is four months pregnant. What is the baby's status?
Doctor (reading the lab test results): The baby died. I am sorry for your loss.
(Heartbroken, Troy collapses into his chair. The doctor moves on to a new patient. He tries to stay Strong for Gabriella's sake.)
Scene 3: Gabriella's recovery room
Gabriella (bruised, she smiles weakly at her husband): Troy
Troy (takes a seat near Gabriella's bedside): Thank God, you are alive
Gabriella (rubs her stomach): How is the baby?
(Just as when Troy is to tell Gabriella about the baby's death, a nurse enters the room carrying a fetal heartbeat monitor.)
The nurse: I was told you were pregnant
Gabriella (beams with joy): I am indeed pregnant
The nurse (trying to locate the baby's heartbeat): Let's check the baby's heartbeat
Troy (worried): I don't hear the heartbeat
Gabriella (squeezing Troy's hand): You have to listen more closely
The nurse (turning off the heartbeat machine): There is no heartbeat
Gabriella (doubtful, she begs the nurse): No! Please locate the heartbeat one more time
Troy (trying to restrain Gabriella): Gabby...
Gabriella (hysterical): I refuse to believe our baby is dead
The nurse (rests a comforting hand on Gabriella's shoulder): Your baby is an angel now
Gabriella (removes the nurse's hand): Leave me alone
The nurse (preparing Gabriella for surgery): The next step is a D&C. Your womb needs to be cleaned out.
Scene: The Emergency Room
Situation: Gabriella's D&C operation
Gabriella (visibly shaken, she sobs hard on the operating table): I lost my baby
The doctor (cutting into Gabriella's stomach): Gabriella, please settle down
A nurse (observing Gabriella): OH, she is crying
Troy (to Gabriella): Calm down, honey
Gabriella (continuing crying): I lost my baby
The doctor: The baby has to come out ASAP
Gabriella (hysterical): Go ahead and get it out!
Troy (fighting back tears): I am here, sweetheart
The doctor (pulling out the dead infant): It was a boy
Scenario: Gabriella returns home
Troy (helping Gabriella through the front door): I got you
Gabriella (walking with crutches): I can handle this alone
Troy: Welcome home
Gabriella (bitter): I am in hell right now. I am going to sue that truck driver's ass. He killed my baby.
Troy: Gabby, the truck driver is dead
Gabriella (yelling as she stomps upstairs to their bedroom): I don't care. Don't disturb me.
Scene: Troy and Gabriella's room
Action: Depressed, Gabriella seeks comfort underneath the bed sheets
Troy (cuddling up next to Gabriella): Hey
Gabriella (crying): I had many plans for Jonathan. I miscarried my first baby. Now what?!
Troy (touching Gabriella's stomach): You won't stay barren long
Gabriella (sobbing): Everything just hurts. The baby factory is closed for now.