Breaking the News 1
We have to talk.
I have some good news.
This music school accepted me and they're offering financial aid and a partial scholarship. I ... uh ... they want me to be a student there.
When did you get this letter?
This college is in San Francisco!
Yeah, I know.
My God, that's the other side of the earth!
Come on, Dad. It s only six hours by plane.
It's too far away. We'll never see you. Why don't you go to school around here?
All the music schools in Boston turned me down.
What about a nice community college ... a good teacher's college ...
I want to study music. This is the only music school that accepted me.
What about Kevin? What about us?
Kevin's almost eighteen, he can take care of himself. And with a little help from him, you'll be fine, too. This is my big chance.
So, what do you want from me?
I ... um ... nothing. Just your approval.
You want my approval? No way.
N-O. No way.
That's it? End of conversation?
What do you want me to say ... that I'm thrilled? I gave you my opinion, but you don't care.
But, Dad. This is something I really want to do.
There's a lot I want to do, too. But you don't always get what you want in this world.
But, I'm not going forever. I'll call. I'll visit.
Visit? Who's gonna pay for that?
And where are you going to live out there? Rebecca, do you know how expensive it is to live on your own?
Yes, I do. I have a place to stay.
I don't understand ...
At Nancy Shaw's.
That woman! Where's my cane?
I know you don't like Nancy, but she is my godmother.
Does your brother know about this?
I'm going to bed.
That school in San Francisco accepted you?
Yeah. They gave me financial aid, too ...
So what are you gonna do?
Dad really wants me to stay, but I'm going.
When do you have to leave?
In a few weeks. Kevin, the truth. Is it all right with you if I go?
Go for it!
Thanks ... You're a pal.
Don't worry about Dad. He'll get used to it.
You think so?
I'm sure of it ... Besides, then I can have your room.
My room! You little ... my room! I'm not even out of here yet and you want my room?