And the winners are:
Jake - Tie between:
Heath Ledger (37%)
Jude Law (37%)
Margaret - Sally Field (50%)
Thank you for voting!
EXT. LOG CABIN. MID-1800's - DAY
A young COWBOY rides up to a modest log cabin set on a farm. As he climbs down off his horse, geese snap and chickens CACKLE. A WOMAN his mother's age, opens the door, observing him through a shotgun.
What can I do for you?
Well, ma'am. I was wondering if you could use
any help around the farm. Mrs. Johnson sent me.
Margaret studies his thin frame and handsome, but pale face.
I notice the roof needs mending.
Have you had anything to eat today?
No, ma'am. Not yet.
She gestures he enter the cabin.
INT. KITCHEN. CABIN - DAY
Coffee permeates the kitchen and biscuits sit on the center of the table. Jake quickly glances at the cabin's humble surroundings, then stares at a photo.
Awkward silences are exchanged between them as Margaret sets a plate of fried chicken, biscuits, and a cup of coffee before him.
What's your name, son?
Margaret's eyes widen as she stumbles. Jake quickly assists her to a chair.
Are your all right, maw?
She gazes at him, questioning how he knew she was his mother, then notices a pendant around his neck.
Paw gave you that pendant, didn't he?
Right before he died.
She turns to hide her tears.
I gave it to him years ago when...
As she sobs, Jake reaches for her hand.
Don't cry, maw.
I should never have left you behind, son.
Can you forgive me?
He hugs her reassuringly.
I know it wasn't easy.
As they embrace,
I love you, maw.
FADE TO BLACK
**written by petra michelle**