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The Secret ®
by Hiya Kabir (hiyakabir2005@gmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Drama   User Review: ***1/2
Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato star in The Secret, a story about love, hate, and drama. This is a humorous yet dramatic script.


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FADE IN:

INT. GOMEZ HOUSE, DEMI AND SELENA'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (opening the
       shades)
Wake up guys! You don't want to be
late for your first day of school
do you?
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (yawning and
       stretching)
Mom, our first day of school was
12 years ago when we started
preschool!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (talking in her
       sleep)
Cartoons are for 7 year olds.
                                                            
                       B&S
      (yelling)
DEMI!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (half-asleep)
May I have some whipped cream with
that?
      (falls back asleep)
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (runs downstairs
       and gets a can of
       whipped cream and
       comes back)
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (sees what Selena
       is doing)
Don't you dare Selena!
                                                            
                       SELENA
Too late! You want whipped cream?
      (sprays a bunch of
       whipped cream
       onto Demi's face)
I'll give you whipped cream!
                                                            

2.

                       DEMI
      (wakes up, mad)
Thank you.
      (wipes some of the
       cream off her
       face and wipes it
       on Selena's brand
       new pajamas)
Just what I wanted.
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (muttering under
       her breath)
Well, kind of immature for their
age but at least it worked!
      (looks at Selena)
Thank you Selena.Demi, get dressed then come
downstairs for breakfast.
      (looks at Demi's
       face, laughs,
       then goes
       downstairs)
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (groans, gets up
       and gets dressed
       and heads
       downstairs)
                                                            
 
INT. GOMEZ HOUSE, DOWNSTAIRS, KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (talking with food
       in her mouth)
Oh ma lord! Wah ah yo waying?!
                                                            
Demi comes in wearing all black eye makeup and black
lipstick, a silk maroon tank top, scarlet fishnet gloves,
black miniskirt, and black stilettos:
                                                            
                       DEMI
What do you think I'm wearing? I'm
wearing my birthday suit.
      (sits down at the
       kitchen table to
       eat)
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (laughs)
. Demi? Trying out for the Goth
club this year, huh? By the way, I
need you guys to come straight
            (MORE)

3.

                       BRENDA (cont'd)
home after school. Something
important will happen.
      (smiles)
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (groans)
Oh mom, not another episode of All
My Children also known as
mother-daughter bonding is it?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (puts her plate in
       the sink)
Shut up! We are late. Hurry up
already!
                                                            
                       DEMI (V.O.)
      (getting her
       backpack)
I can't wait to get home! Will
Michael really break Jessica's
heart? AAAAHHHH!
                                                            
 
INT. BROWN'S HOUSE, JOE'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (comes in the room
       and turns on the
       brightest light)
Joe, we are going to be on a plane
to Florida in three hours and
you're not even up yet.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (wakes up, angry)
I am 19, a legal adult. You can't
tell me what to do!
      (covers his head
       with a pillow)
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (mad)
Oh yeah?
                                                            
Brown dumps a bucket of cold water on Joe's head and starts
to head out the door.
                                                            
                       JOE (V.O.)
      (wet and furious)
And people think I'm the jerk...
                                                            

4.

                       JOE
      (gets out of bed)
Fine, I'm up.
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (stops at the door
       and looks at Joe)
You should probably put that
mattress out in the sun for it to
dry 'cause I'm not getting you
another one.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (angry)
You don't have to. I'm so rich, I
can buy a matress emporium! Now
get out!
                                                            
 
INT. HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Demi and Selena are at their lockers getting their books out
for their classes.
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (covers Demi's
       eyes)
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (scared, shaking)
Who is this?
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (faking a man
       voice)
Me, your worst enemy.
      (laughs evilly)
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiles)
Miley?!
                                                            
Miley takes her hands off Demi's eyes and turns her around:
                                                            
                       MILEY
You betcha!
      (hugs Demi)
You guys wanna hang at my house
after school?
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (faces Miley)
Hang out at your dirt bad? I don't
think so.
            (MORE)

5.

                       SELENA (cont'd)
      (smiles)
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (rolls her eyes)
Nice to see you, too, Selena.
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (laughs)
Anyways, Mom told us to get home
early so maybe sometime later.
      (mutters under her
       breath)
Lika a lifetime later!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (gives Selena her
       signature
       stop-being-a-jerk
       look)
You can hang at our house.
                                                            
 
INT. GOMEZ HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Brown and Joe are sitting on a sofa in the Gomez living room
when Demi and Selena and Miley come home from school.
                                                            
Demi unlocks and opens the door, steps inside and
immediately sees Brown:
                                                            
                       DEMI
Uncle Brown!
      (runs to him)
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (smiles)
Hey there sweetheart! How've ya
been?
      (hugs her)
                                                            
                       DEMI
Awesome but now that you're here,
I'm awesomer! Speaking of that,
why are you here?
                                                            
                       SELENA
Hey Uncle B and...
      (sees Joe)
Joe Jonas? What are you doing here
jerk face?
                                                            

6.

                       BRENDA
      (mad)
Selena! Be nice.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (finally sees Joe)
Selena! How do you know he's a
jerk? You barely know him!
      (gives her the
       stop-being-a-jerk
       look)
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (sighs, looks at
       Brown)
Brown, I think you should tell
them why you and Joe are here now.
      (looks down)
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (nervous)
Okay then. Here we go.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (checks Demi out)
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (sees Joe checking
       her out and
       blushes)
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (unsure of where
       to start)
Well, you see, um, Joe's mother
has cancer of the heart and will,
      (clears his throat)
be, uh, gone soon.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (sad)
Oh my gosh! Anut Denise...I am so
sorry.
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (slowly and
       nervously
       continues)
Her dying wish is to see her
oldest son
      (looks at Joe)
get married. Her doctor told us
that she has only
      (takes a deep
            (MORE)

7.

                       BROWN (cont'd)
       breath)
6 months left...
                                                            
Brenda, Brown, and Joe all look at Demi when Brown said the
word "married".
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (feeling awkward)
Why are you all looking at me like
that?
      (realizes
       something,
       yelling)
Oh my lord! What did you tell Aunt
Denise after she told you her
dying wish?
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (trying to calm
       Demi down)
They had to lie sweetie. Sad news
might kill Denise...
                                                            
                       JOE
      (stands up and
       yells, mad)
He,
      (looks at Brown)
told her that I had a girlfriend
and I would propose to her!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (sobbing)
And that girlfriend was me? But
I'm only 16!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (angry)
Look Jemi, Lemi, Nemi, whatever
your name is. No one here wants to
marry you. You're just a stupid,
ugly goth!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (gasps and runs up
       to her room
       crying)
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (yells)
Demi!
      (walks up to Joe
       and slaps him as
            (MORE)

8.

                       MILEY (cont'd)
       hard as she can)
Jerk.
      (runs upstairs to
       Demi's room)
                                                            
                       JOE
      (shocked)
Geez! That girl can slap!
                                                            
Everyone is furious at Joe.
                                                            
                       BROWN
Joseph Adams Jonas, you are in so
much trouble!
                                                            
UPSTAIRS, SELENA AND DEMI'S ROOM
                                                            
Miley knocks on Demi's door:
                                                            
                       MILEY
Demi, can I come in?
                                                            
Demi is on the phone, in her room, with the door closed. She
is ignoring Miley:
                                                            
                       DEMI
Hello? Yes, I would like an
information packet...Just one
please…(insert address here)...
                                                            
Miley turns the doorknob on Demi's door and to her surprise,
the door opens:
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (as the door opens)
Demi?
                                                            
Demi hears her coming and quickly hides in her closet.
Miley walks in Demi's room but doesn't see her anywhere:
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (looking around
       for Demi)
Demi? Are you in here?
      (scared and feels
       like someone is
       watching her)
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (fake man voice)
Leave this room immediately unless
you want Demi gone. Forever!
      (freaked out by
            (MORE)

9.

                       DEMI (cont'd)
       what she just
       said)
                                                            
Miley recognizes Demi's voice but is still scared. She runs
downstairs to where everybody else is.
                                                            
LIVING ROOM
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (yelling)
DEMI IS GONE!Well, not yet, BUT
SHE IS GOING TO RUN AWAY AND
SUICIDE AND GO TO A RICH-KID
SCHOOL!
      (takes a deep
       breath)
                                                            
                       JOE
      (wierded out by
       Miley's craziness)
That is it! I am outtie!
      (makes a peace
       sign and runs out
       of the house)
                                                            
BACKYARD
                                                            
Demi fooled Miley and is now climbing down a tree in the
backyard, smiling, and talking to herself:
                                                            
                       DEMI
I can't believe that worked! Miley
is so gullible.
      (slips and falls
       from 4 ft. above
       the round)
What the heck! Why was I climbing
a stupid tree when I could've
taken the atiic stairs?
                                                            
Demi is muttering to herself when she starts running toward
the front of the house without looking where she was going
and bumps into Joe:
                                                            
                       JOE
      (annoyed)
Watch where you're going klutz!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (blurts out)
JTJJ?
                                                            

10.

                       JOE
      (confused)
What the hell?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (laughs)
Joe the Jerface Jonas! DUH!
                                                            
Joe says this without realizing what he means:
                                                            
                       JOE
      (annoyed look on
       his face)
Jerkface? Only my wife would be
able to say that and get away with
it and last time I checked, you
are not my wife!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiles)
So I guess I'm off the hook
because we
      (pots to Joe an
       herself)
are getting married!
                                                            
LIVING ROOM
                                                            
Everyone is looking confused after hearing what Miley said
about Demi.
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (angry/confused)
She is doing what?!
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (annoyed)
Weren't you listening? She is
running away to a school for the
rich dead!
                                                            
                       SELENA
What are you talking about? She is
right outside hugging the jerk...
      (shocked)
Hugging Jerkface?
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (points out the
       nearest window)
She's a traitor...
                                                            

11.

                       MILEY
      (confused)
Where?
                                                            
5 minutes later:
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (pacing around the
       room, nervous)
Okay, she is coming inside.What do
we say to her? What have I done?
(MORE)
                                                            
Brown sees Selena and Miley doubled over in laughter:
                                                            
                       BROWN
What are you two laughing at?
                                                            
Selena is having a hard time because she was crying from
laughing so hard:
                                                            
                       SELENA
You're...
      (takes a deep
       breath in)
starting to....
                                                            
Miley is in the same situation as Selena:
                                                            
                       MILEY
act....
      (takes a deep
       breath in)
just like...
      (breathes out)
her...
                                                            
                       SELENA
MOM!
                                                            
Selena and Miley look at eachother and burst out in laughter
again, this time rolling on the floor.
                                                            
Joe and Demi walk in the door holding hands:
                                                            
                       JEMI
WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!
                                                            
Selena and Miley immediately stops laughing:
                                                            
                       S&M
      (gasps)
WHAT?!
                                                            

12.

                       DEMI
      (smiles)
So, where's my engagement ring?
                                                            
Brenda had been in the kitchen getting drinks for everyone
when she heard Joe and Demi come in and say that they are
getting married. She walks into the living room.
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (walks upto Demi
       and hugs her)
Aw honey, you didn't have to do
this. We would have understood if
you had said no.
                                                            
Brown jabs her in the stomach and Brenda gives him her
signature you're-an-idiot look and shuts him up.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (looks at Joe then
       back at Brenda)
I want to!
                                                            
Selena is kind of jealous because Demi has an admirer unlike
herself but she doesn't trust Joe one bit. She goes toward
Joe and pats him on the back:
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (smiles)
Wow, a perfect couple, huh Miley?
A jerk is marrying a traitor!
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (laughs)
That's not nice Selena!
                                                            
Brenda looks at Selena:
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (embarrased by
       their behavior)
Girls, be nice.
                                                            
Selena sticks her tongue out at them and walks away.
                                                            
                       BRENDA
      (looks at Demi)
Are you sure you want to do this?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (sighs)
I don't know.
                                                            

13.

Joe is pretending to be nice to Demi so he and Brown can
leave.Joe hugs Demi from the back. Demi looks up at him so
the top of her head is touching Joe's chest.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (a tear falls down
       her cheek)
I'm sorry...
                                                            
Brenda feels bad for Demi and takes her away from Joe and
kisses her forehead in a motherly way.
                                                            
Brenda says this without realising what she is saying:
                                                            
                       BRENDA
Don't cry sweetheart. Joe's mom is
dying and if you don't say yes to
the proposal, you'll only be
speeding up the process a little,
making it a little more peaceful.
Those painful 24 weeks would be
just one painful week…
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (crying)
Thank you. That helps a lot!
                                                            
Demi runs upto her room.
                                                            
                       BROWN
Nice going Bren.
                                                            
UPSTAIRS HALLWAY
                                                            
Selena was upstairs and about to go back downstairs when she
sees Demi crying and running to their room. She is standing
outside her room with the door closed. She opens the door so
Demi doesn't have to. Demi runs in their room and locks the
door. Selena goes downstairs.
                                                            
LIVING ROOM
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (raises one
       eyebrow)
What was that about?
      (looks at Joe)
WHAT DID YOU DO!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (crosses his arms)
I DIDN'T DO NOTHIN' TO HER JERK!
                                                            

14.

                       MILEY
      (sighs,talking to
       herself)
There goes Demi.
      (yells to Demi)
Have fun at the school of dead
people!
                                                            
Everyone is mad at Miley for being so impractical:
                                                            
                       EVERYONE
SHUT UP MILEY!
                                                            
 
INT. GOMEZ HOUSE, DEMI AND SELENA'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Two days later, Demi is packing for her trip to LA when
Miley and Selena come back early from their sleepover. It is
5 in the morning.
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (knocks on Demis
       door)
Can we come in? Too late! We're
alreay in.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (turns around so
       she is facing
       them)
Hey guys!
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (looks at Demi's
       puffy red eyes)
Hello zombie.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiles)
Hello idiot.
      (looks at Miley)
Hello very imaginative person!
I heard about your little panic
attack.
                                                            
                       MILEY
      (turns her back on
       Demi)
Hmmph!
                                                            
                       SELENA
      (fake laughs)
So Demi, we're gonna miss you.
Don't you dare foget to emal or
            (MORE)

15.

                       SELENA (cont'd)
text or call us! Um... goodbye.
                                                            
Selena has tears in her eyes. Demi is quiety crying. She
turns back around so her back is facing Selena and Miley and
continues packing.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (wipes her eyes)
Goodbye Sel. Bye Miles.
                                                            
As Miley turns around and runs to Demi and hugs her tightly,
they hear a car honking in front of Selena's house.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (crying harder)
Bye!
                                                            
Demi runs outside with her suitcases in hand and gets in the
car.
                                                            
 
EXT. LOS ANGELES AIRPORT LOBBY - DAY
                                                            
5 hours later after the car and plane ride, Joe and Demi are
in the airport lobby getting their suitcases.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (holding his and
       Demi's suitcases)
All set?
                                                            
Joe doesn't hear any response from Demi and looks around for
her and sees her hugging his little brother, Nick.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (hugging Nick)
How on earth can America's
sweetest guy be closely related to
the meanest one?
                                                            
Nick is hugging Demi in a way that he can see Joe staring at
them but she can't. Nick wants to make his older brother
jealous.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (pulls away and
       looks at Demi
       flirtingly)
Joe honestly doesn't deserve a
girl as great as you.
                                                            

16.

                       DEMI
      (smiles)
Come on Nicky. I like you, a lot,
but I'm doing this for your
mother. Maybe, later, I'll get a
divorce and marry you!
                                                            
Demi giggles and kisses his cheek. Nick blushes redder than
Demi's scarlet nailpolish. Joe walks upto them, steaming
with anger and jealousy and slaps Demi.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (yelling)
I know we're not married yet but
we are engaged. You can't just go
around kissing people. If this
weren't for my mother, you would
probably be dead right now!
                                                            
Everyone in the lobby of the airport is staring at them.
Demi decides to give the rude people something to remember.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (winks at Nick,
       speaking softly)
You know I just love him as a
brother-in-law. You're the one I
truly love!
                                                            
Demi brushes his lips with her hand softly for a second then
runs toward the approaching limo.
                                                            
                       RANDOM GIRL IN CROWD (OS)
      (yelling)
COME ON JOE! RUN AFTER HER!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (runs after Demi,
       screaming her
       name)
DEMI! I'm sorry. I forgive
you!Please don't leave me...
      (looks sad but
       honest,soft voice)
I love you...
                                                            
Joe was just acting because he didn't want to look like a
jerk in front of the crowd. The crowd cheers, claps, and/or
whistles.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (looks back at Joe
       with a shocked
       expression)
            (MORE)

17.

                       DEMI (cont'd)
You....you what? Love me? Um, wow.
Thank you!
      (hugs Joe)
I love you too.
                                                            
Nick looks at them with a helpless and sad expression on his
face.
                                                            
 
INT. JOE'S LIMO - DAY
                                                            
                       JOE
      (crosses his arms)
Are you a player?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smirks)
Why, are you?
                                                            
Joe doesn't answer, but looks away.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (sighs)
No, I'm not. But I know how to
make myself look good and you,
well, let's just say, not that
good.
      (snickers)
STOP THE CAR
                                                            
                       CHAUFFEUR (OS)
      (stops the car)
W-T-F DID HE DO TO YOU?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiles evilly at
       Joe)
That idiot hit me!
                                                            
Demi opens the car and gets out, pretending to call Nick.
                                                            
The chauffeur gets out of the driver's seat and walks up to
Joe, opens his door and slaps him:
                                                            
                       CHAUFFEUR
      (her face red with
       anger)
How dare you hit a girl?!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (holding his cheek
       with pain)
What is it with you girls and
            (MORE)

18.

                       JOE (cont'd)
slapping?
                                                            
                       CHAUFFEUR
      (snickers)
What is with you and Jupiter?
                                                            
The chauffeur slams the door on his face and goes back to
the driver's seat and continues driving.
                                                            
 
EXT. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET - DAY
                                                            
Demi calls Nick on her cell phone:
                                                            
                       DEMI
Nick? It's me, Demi. Can you pick
me up?
                                                            
                       NICK (on phone)
What didthat jerk do to you? I'm
gonna kill him!
                                                            
                       DEMI
No! He didn't do anything besides
call me a player. I ran out of the
car.
                                                            
                       NICK (on phone)
      (shocked
       expression)
You what?! Well, whatever. I'll
pick you up so you can meet my
mom. Where are you?
                                                            
                       DEMI
Holding up traffic.
      (laughs)
On the corner of-(insert road name
here)-and-(inserts different road
name here)
                                                            
                       NICK (on phone)
GET OUTTA THE STREET GIRL! I'll be
there in 5. Don't go
nowhere...except for out of the
street!
                                                            
 
INT. LOS ANGELES GENERAL HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            

19.

DENISE'S ROOM
                                                            
Denise, Kevin, and Taylor in a hospital room and Denise is
on the hospital bed because she is the cancer patient.
                                                            
                       DENISE
      (looking at Kevin)
Kevin, you will watch after my
little Nicky after I die, won't
you? You will be his legal
gaurdians until his 18th birthday.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (looks down)
Of course we will, Aunt Denise.
                                                            
                       TAYLOR
      (smiles)
We will watch him as if our lives
depended on it!
                                                            
Taylor grabs Kevin's hand and squeezes it. Nick and Demi
arrive in front of Denise's room and knocks on the door.
                                                            
                       NICK (OS)
May I come in?
                                                            
                       DENISE
      (looks at the door)
Of course you may Nicky, sweetie.
                                                            
Nick opens the door and steps in.
                                                            
                       NICK
I have someone special here to see
you!
      (smiles)
Demi, meet my mother!
                                                            
As she looks around for who Nick is talking to:
                                                            
                       DENISE
      (frowns)
Who are you...
      (caughs)
talking to hun?
                                                            
Looking around for Demi, Nick finds her hiding behind the
door.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (pulling Demi
       inside the room)
Demi, come in! Demi,
            (MORE)

20.

                       NICK (cont'd)
      (points to Denise)
this is my mom. Mom,
      (points to Demi)
this is Demitria Devonne Lovato.
                                                            
Demi looks at him wierd.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiles)
Thank you Nick.
      (looks at Kevin)
You must be Kevin Jonas, the
awesome guitar player!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (laughs)
Hi!
                                                            
                       NICK
and the girl next to him is...
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (shocked
       expression on her
       face)
Taylor? Taylor Swift? Oh my gosh!
I can't believe it! You're dating
a Jonas?
                                                            
                       TAYLOR
      (nervous
       expression on her
       face)
Actually, I'm his wife of three
years...
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (gasps)
So that's why you left.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (confused
       expression on her
       face)
What is going on here?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (sing-song voice)
Awk-ward!
                                                            

21.

                       DEMI
      (smiles)
We're stepsisters. She ran away
from home three years ago to
apparentlyelope and get married to
you!
                                                            
Demi looks at Kevin's shocked expression.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
You didn't tell your mom after we
got married either? Are you
ashamed of me?
                                                            
Taylor looks down with tears in her eyes.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (looks down)
Our mother died when I was 7 and
my dad died 6 months after. It was
just me, Taylor, and my step-dad.
      (a tear rolls down
       her cheek)
But then Taylor's dad abandoned us
and we lived together with Selena
Gomez and her mom.
                                                            
Joe walks in just in time to see a tear roll down Demi's
cheek:
                                                            
                       JOE
      (yelling)
What is that lying bitch doing
here?!
                                                            
                       NICK
      (comforting Demi)
Dude! Dude! Dem is neither a liar
nor a bitch. She is your fiancée,
and by the way, our mom is right
there.
                                                            
Joe looks at Denise and sees her angered expression.
                                                            
                       DENISE
      (her face red with
       anger)
Joseph Adam Jonas, how dare you
speak to your girlfriend, and
future wife, that way? If I had
known this was how you treated
girls, I would've made you have an
arranged marriage whether you
            (MORE)

22.

                       DENISE (cont'd)
liked it or not!
                                                            
Joe is shocked because his mother had never yelled at him
before.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (angry/confused)
This is an arranged marriage Uncle
Brown set up for you. My
girlfriend is Camilla Belle not
Demi Lovato. Don't you recognize
her? She was supposed to come live
with us when her mom and dad died
but Uncle Brown was her godfather
and he made her stay with his best
friend, Brenda, because she had a
daughter Demi's age!
                                                            
Denise starts laughing and high-fives Taylor.
                                                            
                       DENISE
Taylor and I did this to show you
how much of a jerk you really are.
                                                            
                       TAYLOR
      (laughs)
Brenda, Brown, Nick, and Demi all
knew about the plan!
                                                            
Taylor, Denise, Demi, and Nick all laugh and/or smile.
                                                            
                       K&J
      (yelling)
WHAT?!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Why didn't anyone tell me?
                                                            
                       TAYLOR
      (hugs Kevin and
       smiles)
Didn't I tell you Mr. Big Mouth?
Oops!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (laughs and kisses
       her)
Taylor!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (crosses his arms,
       his face red with
       anger)
            (MORE)

23.

                       JOE (cont'd)
I cannot believe you all lied to
me! I've had a crush on her for
like forvever and now...
                                                            
Joe quickly covers his mouth, embarrased.
                                                            
                       NICK
Well, you didn't tell us dude!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (ebarrased and
       talking w/out
       thinking)
Well yeah but she's not famous,
nor is she cool, and what would
happen to my rep?
                                                            
Joe realises what he says but doesn't do anything about it.
He looks at Demi's hurt expression.
                                                            
                       DEMI
All you ever think about is your
stupid reputation and what stupid
people think of you!
      (starts crying
       softly)
What about what you think of
yourself?
                                                            
Her voice got softer when she said the last part. She runs
out of the room, crying loudly. Nick sees that and is mad at
Joe.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (runs after Demi)
I'll go talk to her.
                                                            
                       JOE
Shit!
                                                            
Joe runs out of the hospital, steals a car, and drives off.
                                                            
LOBBY
                                                            
Nick is looking all over the place for Demi but can't find
her and is very worried:
                                                            
                       NICK
      (yelling)
DEMI! WHERE ARE YOU!
                                                            

24.

                       HOSP. STAFF
      (wearing angry
       looks on their
       faces)
SSSHHH!
                                                            
                       NICK
Sorry.
                                                            
Nick spots Demi, sitting at a table in the cafeteria, crying
with her head in her hands. He runs over to her:
                                                            
                       NICK
DEMI!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (looks up at him)
I can't marry him.
                                                            
Nick knows she is talking about Joe and wipes a tear away
from her cheek.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (comforting her)
No one said you had to Dem.
      (gives her his
       hand)
Come on! You haven't even seen
your new house yet. I'll drive
you, unless… Demi, do you drive?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (laughs softly)
I may be stupid but I'm not
retarded!
      (smiles)
Can I drive?
                                                            
 
EXT. JOE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
There is a yellow Porshe Turbo 911 Cabriolet parked in front
of Joe's house. Demi and Nick are in Nick's convertible with
the top down.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (confused
       expression)
Whose car is that?
                                                            
Nick is staring at Demi's face, not paying attention.
                                                            

25.

                       NICK
He probably just stole another
car...
                                                            
Demi, trying not to be frightened by the thought of living
with a thief, acting nonchalant:
                                                            
                       DEMI
Oh, okay.
                                                            
Demi gets out of the car and heads toward front door.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiles)
Come on Nick!
                                                            
Nick follows her, unusually anxious. Demi is about to knock
on the front door when Nick stops her.
                                                            
                       NICK
Dude, it's your house! Just walk
in.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (unsure expression)
Um… okay?
                                                            
Demi walks in the front door with Nick following behind her.
Joe doesn't see or hear them come in.
                                                            
A FEW MINUTES AGO, INSIDE JOE'S HOUSE
                                                            
As the PHONE rings:
                                                            
                       JOE
      (looks at the
       Caller ID)
Dammit! I told her not to call me!
      (picks up the
       phone)
Hello Camilla.
                                                            
                       CAMILLA (on phone)
Hey darlin'.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (tapping his left
       foot on the
       ground)
Camilla, I don't have time for
this!
                                                            

26.

                       CAMILLA (on phone)
Come over to my house, I have a
surprise for you...
                                                            
                       JOE
Shut up bitch.
                                                            
Joe hangs up the phone, furious, and sees Nick and Demi.
                                                            
BACK TO THE PRESENT
                                                            
                       JOE
      (annoyed look on
       his face)
No one told me knocking was no
longer necessary.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiles and winks
       at Nick)
Well, I live here. There is no
reason to have to knock.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (angry expression)
What the hell is going on here?
                                                            
                       NICK
      (looks down)
It was part of the deal...
                                                            
                       DEMI
If I let your mom use my acting
skills for her own selfish needs,
I would get a key to this house. I
let her use them and now this
beautiful house is equally mine as
it is yours.
      (smirks)
                                                            
Joe isn't listening to her, but staring at her face.
                                                            
                       JOE (V.O.)
I love you Demi. I barely know you
but I wish this whole thing wasn't
to teach me a lesson. Stop it Joe!
I love you. No you don't! Yes I
do! Ugh!
                                                            
                       JOE
Fine. Whatever.
                                                            

27.

                       DEMI
      (giggles)
So, which room is mine?
                                                            
Camilla is outside the house, knocking at the door.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (mutters)
It better not be Camilla. I'm
gonna kill her!
      (yells)
COME IN!
                                                            
Cammila opens the door and walks straight toward Joe and
kisses him, ignoring Nick and Demi.
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
      (smiles)
Hey Joey.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (wipes his mouth
       on his arm)
GET OUTTA MY HOUSE! YOU ARE NOT MY
FREAKIN' GIRLFRIEND ANYMORE! I AM
GETTING married....
                                                            
Joe looks to Demi for help because he knows that that's not
the truth, anymore. Demi sees his pleading eyes and caves.
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
      (pretends to be
       hurt, her voice
       soft)
Who are you getting married to
Joe?
                                                            
Nick and Joe point to Demi and she points to herself, all at
the same time.
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
      (shocked
       expression on her
       face)
You're getting married to Nick's
girlfriend?!
      (expression back
       to normal)
Besides, you can't throw me out
out of the house. I'm carrying his
child!
                                                            

28.

                       JEMI&NICK
      (shocked
       expression,
       yelling)
YOU"RE WHAT?!
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
      (smiling slyly,
       puts her hands on
       her hips)
Pregnant.
                                                            
Demi gets an idea and winks at Joe w/out Camilla seeing.
                                                            
                       DEMI
Too bad Joe doesn't want you
anymore, and from the looks of
you...
      (smirks)
it could be anybody's child!
                                                            
Joe now knows what Demi is doing and plays along:
                                                            
                       JOE
      (snickers)
How do you know its mine? Bitch's
intuition?
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
      (offended
       expression,lying)
I know it's your's. Don't deny it.
You're the player, not me!
                                                            
                       NICK
      (fake laughs)
Camilla, you're the one who tried
to take me in to make Kevin
jealous after he dumped you.
                                                            
Joe, Demi, and Nick are all furious at Camilla. Demi slaps
her. Everyone, including Demi, is shocked at what she did.
Camilla is now also furious.
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
      (shouting)
Ugh! You bitch! You are all
idiots. Why am I even wasting my
time on you lousy peices of white
trash?
                                                            

29.

Camilla walks out the door and slams it. Everyone just
stares at the door for a secong, not believing what just
happened, but Demi breaks the ice.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (jumps up and down
       like a little kid
       and high-fives
       Nick)
It worked! We fooled her!
AAAAHHHH!
                                                            
                       NICK
      (smiles happily)
You were awesome Dem.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (laughs at Nick
       and Demi)
I wasn't acting...
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (confused
       expression)
We are still getting married? That
wasn't part of the deal…
                                                            
OUTSIDE THE WINDOW CLOSEST TO DEMI
                                                            
Camilla is holding a big rock in one hand and a pocket knife
in the other, smiling evilly.
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
I'm gonna be the only one for Joe
after today!
                                                            
INSIDE JOE'S HOUSE
                                                            
                       JOE
      (nervous
       expression on his
       face)
Well, do you still want to?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (sighs, looks Joe
       in the eye)
Joe, I really like you but...
                                                            
Demi is inturrupted by Camilla. She had thrown the rock at
the window and jumped through, knife in hand, looking drunk.
The rock hits Nick and he falls to the ground, unconcious,
but no one notices.
                                                            

30.

                       JEMI
      (shocked
       expression)
Camilla?!
                                                            
Camilla grabs Demi and holds the knife a centimeter away
from Demi's neck and looks at Joe:
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
Get a room or say goodbye to Demi
Lovato! Your choice. You have 30
seconds. Go!
                                                            
Camilla starts counting down from 30 quietly.
                                                            
                       JOE (V.O.)
      (scared expression)
Get a room! You have to save Demi!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (staring at Demi)
I'll get a room, but I'm not
staying in it with you.
                                                            
Camilla gets really mad and accidentally stabs Demi's heart.
She sees what she has done and smiles.
                                                            
                       CAMILLA
      (smiling)
Oops!
                                                            
Joe, helpless, just watches as Demi falls to the ground.
Camilla smacks her lips and grabs Joe's collar, trying to
kiss him. Joe's boyish nature starts to get the better of
him but then he sees Demi and Nick on the ground and comes
back to reality.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (pushes Camilla
       away)
Get OFF of me!
                                                            
Camilla, caught off guard, falls on the floor and cracks her
head. Joe notices but doesn't do anything about he. He runs
to Demi and Nick opens his eyes.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (holding Demi)
Were you just asleep? Whatever.
Come help me take Demi to the
hospital!
                                                            

31.

Nick gets up and helps Joe carry her to his car. They gently
place her in the backseat. Nick rushes to the driver's seat
as Joe gets in the passenger one, and they drive off toward
the hospital.
                                                            
 
INT. NICK'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
Joe is on his cell phone calling Brown and Kevin. Demi is
constantly moaning the whole way to the hospital when she
suddenly stops just as they arrive there.
                                                            
 
EXT. LOS ANGELES GENERAL HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Nick & Joe get her out of the car. The ambulance people put
her on a gurney. Nick and Joe are stting on two brown chairs
in the waiting room when Kevin and Taylor arrive with Brown
following them just in time to see the nurses carrying Demi,
her body bluish-red from lack of blood, on a gurney. Taylor
hugs Kevin and starts crying. Joe sees them and runs toward
them, tears rollind down his cheek. Nick sees Joe run off
and follws them. Nick runs upto Kevin and hugs him, crying.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (sobbing)
This is all my fault!
                                                            
Everyone, through their wet eyes, looks at Nick with sad
expressions on their faces.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (babbling)
She brought home my car Joe talk
Camilla evil rock!
                                                            
                       EVERYONE
      (confused
       expressions)
What?
                                                            
                       BROWN
Nick, slowly please.
                                                            
                       NICK
Uncle Brown!
                                                            
In all the crying, no one had seen Brown come in.
                                                            

32.

                       NICK
I took Demi to Joe's to show her
where she now lives amd then
Camilla burst in saying she's
pregnant...
                                                            
Everyone looks at Joe and Joe looks away.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (frowns)
sge goes away and then come back
running through a window and makes
Joe get a room or say goodbye to
Demi.
      (sad expression)
Joe chose a room but said he
wouldn't stay it it with her and
there goes Demi!
      (really fast and
       quietly)
I got really jealous of Joe so I
invited her to take Joe away from
Demi. I didn't think she's go this
far.
      (gasps for breath)
                                                            
Joe was the only one to hear the last part and gets super
mad:
                                                            
                       JOE
      (yells)
The little green monster did
what?!
                                                            
Everyone had stopped crying and were now looking at Joe like
he is crazy.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (crying harder)
I am so sorry Joe. I let jealousy
get the better of me!
                                                            
The doctor comes out of the ER, looking tired and sad.
Everyone surrounds him.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
      (fake laughs)
I guess you are all her for Demi
Lovato!
                                                            
                       BSM
      (bursts through
       the door)
So are we!
            (MORE)

33.

                       BSM (cont'd)
      (heads toward the
       crowd)
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
      (sighs)
Okay then. I have good and bad
news.
      (looks at Nick for
       a brief moment)
The good news is that Demi will
survive if we insert some O- Type
1 diabetic blood in her blood
stream. That's the bad news. We
don't have any blood like that.
                                                            
                       EVERYONE
      (looks at Nick)
                                                            
                       NICK
      (shaking with fear)
I,uh,would like to,um,donate
some,uh,blood...
                                                            
EIGHT HOURS LATER (MIDNIGHT)
                                                            
Nick had donated some of his blood and come out of the
donating room 6 hours ago looking like a he saw a ghost. He
is terribly afraid of needles and blood and he just saw a
lot of both. Everyone else is still sitting/standing in the
waiting room, waiting for the doctor to come out of the OR
with some news. He had taken Demi to the OR in order to
transfuse her blood with Nick's.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
      (finally comes out
       of the OR,
       smiling)
Who would like to see her first?
                                                            
                       EVERYONE
      (looks at Nick)
                                                            
                       NICK
      (uncomfortable
       with everyone's
       staring)
Um, I guess I'll go.
                                                            
DEMI'S HOSPITAL ROOM
                                                            
Demi's eyes were closed but she heard the door open.
                                                            

34.

                       DEMI
      (opens her eyes
       slowly)
Joe?
                                                            
                       NICK
      (hurt)
No, it's Nick. How are you?
                                                            
                       NICK (V.O.)
Stupid question Nick! She was just
on her death bed for Pete's sake!
      (sits on the edge
       of the bed Demi's
       is laying down on)
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (fake laughs)
Well, better than I was a couple
hours ago!
                                                            
Nick has a sad look on his face because he knows that all of
this was his fault. Demi is obviously in pain because of
him.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (nervous/sorry
       expression)
I am so sorry Demi. This is all my
fault.
      (sighs)
I was the one who ivited
Camilla...
                                                            
Demi is shocked and about to say something but Nick doesn't
let her.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (hushes Demi)
Let me continue.
      (takes a deep
       breath in)
I was jealous. Joe always gets
what I want whether he likes it or
not. Me on the other hand, I never
get my wishes! I asked Camilla to
take Joe away from you but he
ruined the whole plan when he said
you were his fiancee.I never told
Camilla to try to kill you!
                                                            

35.

                       DEMI
      (touches his cheek
       lovingly)
It isn't your fault. She just got
a little bit too much in
character!
      (fake smiles)
                                                            
                       NICK
      (mad, yelling)
YES IT IS MY FAULT! ARE YOU LIKE
MENTALLY RETARDED?!
                                                            
                       JOE
      (walks in the
       door, mad)
Nice going Nick. Because of you,
she almost died. Because of you,
She's alive right now. Because of
you, she's crying!
                                                            
                       NICK
      (hurt expression)
I'm sorry Demi...
                                                            
 
INT. KEVIN AND TAYLOR JONAS'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
TWO YEARS LATER
                                                            
Demi, now 18, is the mother of a one year old boy. The
father is unknown. She lives with Kevin Jonas and Taylor
Swift-Jonas & Nick Jonas.The whereabouts of Joe is unknown.
Only Brown knows where he is. He left a month before Alex,
Demi's son, was born. He now lives with Camilla and his
daughter,Lexie.
                                                            
Demi calls Brown everyday since the day after Joe left to
see if he called. Everyday, Brown has to lie to Demi. She is
talking to him right now:
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (tired expression)
Did he call?
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (sighs)
I'm sorry Demi but he didn't.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (sighs)
Oh okay. Talk to you tomorrow.
      (hangs up)
                                                            

36.

Alex can't really talk very well yet:
                                                            
                       ALEX
Mama, dada call?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (pouty face)
No, he didn't, sunshine.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (singing)
Don't worry! Be happy!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (pats her lap)
Come here my little singer!
      (smiles as Alex
       comes,sits on her
       lap)
Lex, Joe is your daddy but that's
a secret. You can't tell anyone!
                                                            
Kaylor walks out of their bedroom, shocked.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (hurt expression)
You lied to us?
                                                            
                       TAYLOR
      (crying, mad)
We trusted you Demi.
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (puts her hands on
       her hips, yelling
       angrily)
Joe doesn't know he has a son, so
why should you?
                                                            
Alex gets scared when he hears his mommy yelling and starts
to cry. He grabs ahold of her leg,because he is not tall
enough to reach her waist, and holds onto it.
                                                            
                       KAYLOR
      (yelling, angry
       expressions)
GET OUT OF OUR HOUSE!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (picks up Alex,
       mad)
Come on, Lex. Let's go!
      (walks out the
       door with Alex in
            (MORE)

37.

                       DEMI (cont'd)
       her arms)
                                                            
                       TAYLOR
      (sad expression)
I feel really bad about kicking
her out with nowhere to go and a
baby to take care of.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (hugs her)
We could've at least told her that
Joe calls her everyday to know how
she is. He truly loved her. He is
even raising Lexie so Demi doesn't
have to.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF TAYLOR AND KEVIN'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Demi is sitting on the edge of a side walk, crying, with
Alex sleeping in her arms.
                                                            
                       DEMI (V.O.)
      (folds her hands,
       prayer style)
Dear God, I'm sorry, for
everything. Please take me away. I
don't deserve this wonderful life,
a cute and amazing son, a family
that loves me, fans that adore me,
or anything else.
                                                            
Demi gently places Alex, still sleeping, on the softest part
of grass she could find and walks out into the traffic. She
is not looking at any of the cars trying not to hit her but
instead just scrolling through her contacts on her cell
phone. Because of that, she doesn't see the ginormous
gasoline-carrying truck headed right for her. The truck
driver is trying to stop he truck but it's going too fast.
He honks at her but Demi doesn't hear him. The truck
suddenly hits her with full force and as she falls down
unconcious, her finger accidentally hits the "talk" button
on her cell phone under Uncle Brown's name.
                                                            
As the PHONE rings:
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (answers the phone)
Demi? Hello?
                                                            
Brown hears a voice in the background and tries to hear what
it's saying.
                                                            

38.

                       TRUCK DRIVER (O.S.)
      (gets out of the
       truck and goes to
       Demi)
Oh Lord! I've killed her!
                                                            
The truck driver sees the phone, picks it up, and puts it to
his ear.
                                                            
                       TRUCK DRIVER
      (curious/scared
       expression)
Hello? Is anyone on this line?
                                                            
Brown realizes the voice in the background is talking to him
and rushes to say something.
                                                            
                       BROWN (on phone)
Um, yes. Who are you? Is Demi
alright?
                                                            
                       TRUCK DRIVER
      (shocked
       expression)
Demi, as in Lovato? Oh my gosh! I
think I just killed her.
      (puts his hand on
       her heart and
       hears a HEARTBEAT)
Nope, she's still alive, but
unconcious. I'm Thomas Dare. Who
are you?
                                                            
                       BROWN
Her godfather. Where are you?Hurry
up and take her to the hospital!
I'll meet you there.
      (about to hang up)
WAIT! Is her son nearby?
                                                            
                       TRUCK DRIVER
      (looks around and
       sees a little boy
       on the grass)
'bout 1 year old, short, dark
brown hair? Yeah, he is.
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (relieved)
Take him with you and if a doctor
asks about him, his name is
Alexander Lovato-Jonas.
      (hangs up)
                                                            
 

39.

INT. LOS ANGELES GENERAL HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Demi, unconcious, is in the Operating Room again, getting
another blood transfusion. The truck driver and Alex are
itting in the waiting room.
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (walks in WR and
       sees Alex crying)
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (crying, mad)
I. WANT. MOMMY!
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (runs over to Alex
       and picks him up)
Hey Lex!
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (stops crying)
Grampa Bee!
                                                            
                       TRUCK DRIVER
      (muttering)
Finally!
      (yawning, driven
       nuts by Alex)
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
      (Comes out of the
       OR smiling)
Who's here for Ms. Lovato?
      (remembers last
       time and steps
       back a step)
                                                            
                       BTD
      (stands up and
       calls out)
We are!
      (goes upto the
       doctor)
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
      (relaxes a little)
No big crowd this time?
      (laughs)
You may all go see her
now...except for you little boy.
      (crouches down to
       face him)
And who are you?
                                                            

40.

                       ALEX
      (aving difficulty
       pronouncing the
       words)
Aleck Lowato Jonas?
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
      (shocked but
       laughs)
You must be Demi's son then. I
didn't know she had one! Well, you
then. You may go see her as well.
                                                            
                       BROWN
      (picks up Alex,
       smiles)
Come on Lex. Let's go see mommy.
                                                            
The truck driver is about to open the door but Brown stops
him because he hears Demi talking on the phone and doesn't
want to disturb her.
                                                            
DEMI'S HOSPITAL ROOM-MIDDAY
                                                            
Demi's CELL PHONE RINGS:
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (answer it)
Hello?
                                                            
                       JOE
      (smiling, happy to
       hear her voice)
Demi?
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (recognizes his
       voice, starts
       crying)
                                                            
                       JOE
      (sad expression)
I am sorry demi, but I had to
leave. And...I know where Lexie
is...
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (shocked
       expression)
Lexie? Oh my gosh! Where is she?
Where are you?
                                                            

41.

                       JOE
Next to me.
      (hands Lexie the
       phone, smiles)
Lexie, say hello mommy!
                                                            
                       LEXIE
      (giggles)
Hewoe momma!
                                                            
Demi is shocked but happy to hear Lexie after all this time
and she knows that she is in a safe place. For some reason,
Demi's heartbeat is slowing down as she becomes unconcious.
                                                            
                       JOE
      (nervous look on
       his face)
Demitria Devonne Lovato, will you
marry me?
                                                            
Demi's heartbeat starts up again, beating faster and faster
until she is fully concious. Joseph Adams Jonas, yes I will!
                                                            
                       DEMI
      (smiling but weak)
Joseph Adams Jonas, yes I will!
                                                            


THE END


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From Hiya Kabir Date 7/22/2009 ***1/2
You should try to describe their feelings more in stage direction but not in personal direction unless you are telling them to make an expression with their faces. Otherwise, it was very good.


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