Setting: Peyton returns home to Florida after the press conference announcing his release from the Colts.
Peyton (enters left): Hi honey, man I’m bushed.
Ashley: Oh sweetie, I watched the press conference, you did so well. (embraces, kisses Peyton) Was it tough?
Peyton: Dad gave me the talking points ahead of time, so it was the usual. Choking up over the equipment guys was a bit of a stretch, but I think I nailed it.
Ashley: You did! You SO did!
Ashley: So what do we do now?
Peyton: I don’t know! First time in almost twenty years that we get to make a choice in our lives! Well, with Dad’s input, of course.
Ashley: Of course! Wait, you mean we get to pick where we live?!!
Peyton: Yeah, can you believe our luck? Hahahaha, I said “Luck.” (Ashley laughs)
Peyton: I know it’s been hard for you in Indianapolis all these years, with me always working or off shooting commercials. So you get first pick, darling -- where would you like to live now? Remember, we can always come back here to Miami in the off season.
Ashley: Oh my. Well, I love Indy, but that’s out right?
Ashley: OK, it would be great to be near family, especially now with the kids. Let’s go to New Orleans.
Peyton: Mmmmm, can’t do that, Dad and I have a non-compete, remember? That’s why I had to go to Tennessee?
Ashley: Oh right. Well, I love to ski and board, and the twins will be old enough to get on the baby slopes in a few years. That’d be a great activity! How about a place near some ski resorts?
Peyton: Great, we’ll put Denver first on the list of places to check out!
Ashley: Don’t they have that Tim Tebow on their roster? Do you you think I, well, um, WE would get to meet him?
Peyton: No, he’ll be gone, I think… so maybe we need more options, what’s your next choice?
Ashley: Hmmm. Florida is lovely, so nice and warm, but the humidity sometimes… well, your back acne can flare up pretty bad.
Peyton: I know! Well, Phoenix has a dry heat, let’s put Arizona on the list!
Ashley: Perfect! And those desert sunsets are so beautiful!
Ashley: Pey-baby, it occurs to me, if we stay here in Miami, the Dolphins equipment managers could deal with the pimple issue, couldn't they? (Peyton chokes up a little, nods slightly). If we lived in South Beach year round, darling, do you think, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to afford a house of our own instead of just this condo?
Peyton: I don’t see why not! I’ll check with Dad. (They embrace)
< fade out >
...To be continued....