And the winners are:
John Cusack (50%) as Josh
Debra Messing (60%) as Elaine
Luke Wilson (40%) as Paul
Helen Hunt (40%) as Susan
Thank you for voting!
EXT./INT. CHINESE RESTAURANT. CHINATOWN - NIGHT
Reveling, four FRIENDS enter a Chinese restaurant after watching the Chinese New Year Parade. As they're escorted to their table by the MAITRE D',
How long have we kept up this tradition?
Since law school.
I have to come clean. My favorite part of
a Chinese dinner are the fortune cookies.
Mine too, Josh. They're fun.
I had a few that were pretty right on.
C'mon, Paul. Who takes them seriously?
They're purely entertaining.
Once I had one that said a woman who
seeks to be equal to men lack ambition.
How true is this? The greatest danger
could be your own stupidity.
Or he who laughs last is laughing at you.
How about a closed mouth gathers no feet.
Whoever thinks up these sayings should
get some kind of literary award.
I've got an idea. Since it's Josh's birthday,
why don't we give him our fortune cookies.
Josh and Elaine exchange loving glances. When the cookies arrive,
Hurry, Josh. What do they say?
He carefully pulls out each fortune and reads them aloud.
A secret admirer will soon send
you a sign of affection.
Elaine smiles. Reading the next,
The one you love is closer than you think.
Paul and Susan glance at Josh and Elaine, grinning.
Is the universe trying to say something?
And the last one?
One who admires you greatly is hidden
before your eyes.
Josh rises, kneels and holds Elaine's hand.
In front of our dear friends, will you
marry me, Elaine?
As she bows her head, she notices her fortune cookie.
Oh, I forgot to give you mine.
He quickly pulls the fortune and reads,
Do not marry the man holding your fortune.
For that, you'll need a crystal ball.
FADE TO BLACK
**written by petra michelle**