int. post office, london, england - (present) - day
A SHEET of COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS slides across the counter top and comes to rest. The stamps honor the Victorian age and each bears a PORTRAIT of QUEEN VICTORIA. A CALENDAR displays today’s DATE in the year 2002. JAKE, a 33 years old American buys the sheet of stamps.
Perfect! These will do. Thanks.
EXT. JAKE’S HOTEL - DAY
Whistling as he walks, Jake’s mood matches the exuberance of this springtime day. Londoners cross to the other side of the street to avoid his overly joyous display of happiness.
Jake outside his hotel, the address: 2002 WELLESLEY COURT.
INT. JAKE’S HOTEL ROOM - DAY
Jake prepares to mail his MANUSCRIPT, titled: ”SOUL MATES”.
He encloses a SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE with SEVERAL of the QUEEN VICTORIA STAMPS.