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Dream
by Chris Liesse (liesse4714@insightbb.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Drama   User Review: ***1/2
A girl traumatized from her past relationship leaves town without telling her current boyfriend and his best friend when her ex-boyfriend coincidently arrives in town.This is a work in progress, be completly honest.


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DREAM

EXT. SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA - DAY
                                                            
MONTAGE:
                                                            
We open to breathtakingly sweeping shots of San Jose,
California during the SUMMER. We see the beaches the
landscapes and some of the city itself.
                                                            
 
INT. GOODS NURSING HOME - RESIDENT'S BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
ELISHA WARREN is just finishing WASHING MRS. WARD. Elisha is
an attractive girl in her mid twenties decked out her Scooby
Doo Scrubs. She starts to help her out of the TUB when she
SLIPS on the wet floor dragging Mrs. Ward with her.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (Laughing)
Oh my god, I am so sorry! I am so
sorry!
                                                            
                       MRS. WARD
      (unfazed)
It's OK dear, I'm all right.
                                                            
Elisha slowly helps up the Mrs. Ward and starts to dry her
off with a TOWEL.
                                                            
 
INT. GOOD'S NURSING HOME - ELDERLY PATIENT'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Elisha with a disgusted look on her face is on her knees
trimming Mrs. Ward's toenails. One SMACK'S in her face, she
looks even more disgusted.
                                                            
Elisha with a disgusted look on her face begins to empty a
full bedpan.
                                                            
Elisha with a disgusted look on her face starts cleaning
Mrs. WARD'S dentures.
                                                            
 
INT. GOOD'S NURSING HOME - EMPLOYEE BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Elisha, warn out, enters the EMPLOYEE BATHROOM and begins to
WASH her hands. A COWORKER of Elisha's is also there, he
smiles when he notices it's her.
                                                            
                       COWORKER
I heard you dropped another one.
                                                            

2.

Elisha cracks a smile.
                                                            
                                         CONT'D
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Yea, It's hard to get a grip when
they're that wet. They're like a
human bar of soap.
                                                            
 
INT. GOOD'S NURSING HOME - HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Elisha is rolling a patient in a wheelchair down a hallway.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
How are you doing today Mr.
Johnson?
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
I'm doing better now that youíre
here.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Oh cut that out.
                                                            
                       MR. JOHNSON
I am because you're one fine
looking lady.
                                                            
Elisha shutters.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
We see MATT DERGO a man in his mid twenties with dark messy
hair and facial hair just starting to grow back sitting in a
chair pushed away from the table a bit with one-half full
bottle a beer in his hand and five more bottles in front of
him on the table. The house is dark with the light under the
fan dimly cast over the table. We se Elisha walk through the
front door behind him.
                                                            
                       MATT
      (staring at the
       table)
Where were you?
                                                            
Elisha begins making her way to the kitchen.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
You know where, I was at work.
                                                            

3.

Elisha is immediately annoyed. She knows he is drunk, she
has gone through this before.
                                                            
                       MATT
      (looks at clock on
       microwave)
Your work's done at nine. It's
ten-thirty.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Sometimes I have to stay late.
                                                            
Elisha faces Matt while setting her purse down on the chair
next to Matt.
                                                            
                       ELISHA (CONT'D)
You know weíve been together a
year now, you know all this.
Whatís your problem?
                                                            
Matt SLAMS the bottle down on the table.
                                                            
                       MATT
I know what you're doing,.....
You're fucking around with another
guy.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
What! I working you asshole!
                                                            
Elisha turns and starts walking away, Matt gets up steamed
and grabs Elisha and SLAMS her up against a wall and has her
pinned up against the LIVING ROOM WLL by her shoulders.
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       MATT
What the hell did you just call
me!
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Get your hands off me.
                                                            
                       MATT
No one talks to me like that,
ever! Understand?
                                                            
Matt then SMACKS Elisha across the face. Elisha, crying,
looks back at Matt, he looks at her for a moment and heads
out the front door. Elisha slides down the wall and curls up
over her knees.
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Matt walks out the front door and picks up a beer bottle on
the front steps he left there earlier. He starts walking
down the side of the street KICKING dirt and rocks. He takes
a drink from the bottle and tosses it to the side; it
SHATTERS on the street.
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Elisha goes to her bedroom visibly upset, grabs a suitcase
out of her closet, and starts franticly throwing clothes and
any other belongings she can fit into the suitcase.
                                                            
 
EXT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - DRIVEWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Elisha hurriedly walks to her car wiping tears from her face
and gets in.
                                                            
 
INT. ELISHA'S CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Elisha puts her head on the steering wheel and starts crying
again. She gathers her emotions and starts the car, pulls
out and drives away.
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Mattís eyes open, he examines his surroundings.
                                                            
Matt is lying belly down on the couch. He struggles to get
up, he starts rubbing his forehead. He lets out a tired
GROAN.
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Matt stumbles in, opens the cabinet above the sink, and
starts searching for aspirin, KNOCKING over other bottles in
the process. He finally finds it and POPS in a couple.
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Matt, DRAGGING his feet and still rubbing his forehead, goes
to the fridge. He opens the fridge door and gets a carton of
fresh water, opens it and takes a SWIG. He puts the carton
back in the fridge and closes the DOOR. Still exhausted, he
leans on the fridge with his shoulder and then notices how
quiet it is in the house.
                                                            
 

5.

INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Matt enters a little confused and notices that Elisha is not
there but he does see the closet doors flung open with a few
of her clothes ruffled on the ground. Matt leaves the room
more confused.
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Matt stands in the middle of the room.
                                                            
                       MATT
Elisha!
(BEAT)
Elisha!
                                                            
 
EXT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Matt looks outside the door and notices that the car is not
in the driveway.
                                                            
 
INT. MATT AND ELISHA'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Matt FLOPS down in a chair, puts his elbow on the table, and
rests his head on his hand. He's confused, he's trying to
remember what happed last night.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. PLACE - DAY
                                                            
 
EXT. LOS ANGELES BOARDWALK - DAY
                                                            
It's four months later. People standing and walking on the
Los Angeles boardwalk and people lying, sitting, and running
on the beach.

ELISHA is standing on the boardwalk leaning against the
railing looking at the beach while TREV is walking down the
boardwalk observing the scenery and notices Elisha and walks
over to her.
                                                            
                       TREV
Room for two?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Sure.
                                                            

6.

Trev leans against the railing.
                                                            
                       TREV
Trev
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (shaking hands)
Elisha
                                                            
                       TREV
So whatís a pretty girl like you
doing all by herself here in L.A.?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
I actually just moved here not to
long ago.
                                                            
                       TREV
Oh yea, from where?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (a little bothered)
San Jose.
                                                            
                       TREV
So what's so bad in San Jose you
had to come to Botox University?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Iíd rather not talk about.
                                                            
                       TREV
Oh, sorry didnít mean to get to
personal.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
No thatís alright; Iím kind of
starting over here.
                                                            
                       TREV
Have you found a job yet?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
No, Iím just...taking it easy for
the moment I guess.
                                                            
                       TREV
Well donít wait to long, youíll
end up like me, going to college
four years after high school
trying to make up for lost time.
                                                            

7.

                       ELISHA
Iíll try not to.
                                                            
                       TREV
Well, I should probably get going,
got some airings to run. It was a
pleasure to meet you.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (shaking hands)
You to.
                                                            
Elisha watches Trev as he starts to walk away and
contemplates if she should ask him to hang out.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Uh, hey Trev?
                                                            
Trev turns around.
                                                            
                       ELISHA (CONTíD)
Umm, you wanna get together
sometime tonight or tomorrow?
                                                            
                       TREV
      (surprised)
Uh, yea, sure. Where at?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (looks toward the
       beach)
How about the beach, tonight at
nine. If youíre not busy I mean...
                                                            
                       TREV
No, Iím up for that, sounds great.
Iíll see you tonight then.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
OK.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE BEACH - NIGHT
                                                            
ELISHA is sitting on the beach waiting for TREV. Trev
finally shows up and sits down next to her.
                                                            
Montage of Trev and Elisha hanging out.
                                                            
 

8.

INT. ELISHAíS LIVINGROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
TREV is sitting on the couch while ELISHA brings over a
photo album.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
OK, youíre the first person in a
long while to see these.
                                                            
                       TREV
Iím privileged.
                                                            
Elisha starts flipping through the pages and on about the
fourth page a picture of MATT shows up. Elisha stops and
stares at it for a moment with a worried look.
                                                            
                       TREV
Whatís wrong?
                                                            
Elisha slowly turns the page but Trev stops her.
                                                            
                       TREV
Whoís that?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Matt, a bad past relationship.
                                                            
                       TREV
Did he hurt you?
                                                            
Elisha looks at the picture and starts to tear up.
                                                            
Trev takes the picture out and turns the page forward and
pulls Elisha close to him.
                                                            
                       TREV
Youíre safe with me.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE CHRISíS HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
The next night TREV and ELISHA are walking to CHRISíS.
                                                            
                       TREV
I want you to meet someone. He's a
good friend of mine, I think
you'll like him. I told him to
meet us here.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Alright.
                                                            
Trev knocks and opens the door and they walk in.
                                                            
 

9.

INT. CHRISíS HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
CHRIS is sitting at the table reading the paper.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Hey!
                                                            
                       TREV
Well this is her.
                                                            
Chris gets up and walks toward TREV and ELISHA.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
So this is the infamous Elisha.
Pleasure to meet you.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (shaking hands)
Pleasure to meet you.
                                                            
                       TREV
You ready?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yep, lets go.
                                                            
The three of them head to a restaurant for dinner.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE THE RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Looking into a window at the three of them finishing there
dinner.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE ELISHAíS HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
TREV and CHRIS walk ELISHA to her house.
                                                            
                       TREV
Goodnight.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (kissing Trev)
Goodnight.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Goodnight.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Bye.
                                                            
Elisha walks into her house. Trev and Chris turn and walk.
                                                            

10.

                       TREV
Hey, we were looking through one
of her photo albums the other day
and we came across a picture of
her ex-boyfriend and she got
pretty emotional when she saw it.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Pretty bad, huh.
                                                            
                       TREV
Yea, Iíd like to know what he did
that hurt so bad.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I wouldnít bother with it, donít
want to bring back those bad
memories you know. You got a great
girl there man, (chuckling) it's
been a while since you've been
with a good girl lord knows how
long for me, donít ruin it by
getting involved in her past. She
obviously doesnít want to relive
that time, alright?
                                                            
                       TREV
Yea, I guess your right.
                                                            
Montage of Trev, Elisha, and Chris having great times
hanging out.
                                                            
 
INT. COFFEE SHOP - DAY
                                                            
A semi crowded coffee shop in the afternoon.

People talking softly a couple laughs here and there.
                                                            
ELISHA, TREV, and CHRIS walk in and find a booth and sit
down. Elisha and Trev sit together on one side, Chris on the
other side. The three continue the discussion they had when
they walked to the coffee shop.
                                                            
                       TREV
I still donít see how you can say
ďPlinkoĒ is the best game.
Iím telling ya itís ďThatís Too
MuchĒ, you know THATSíS TOO MUCH!!
                                                            
Everyone turns around and looks at Trev.
                                                            

11.

                       TREV (CONTíD)
Sorry
                                                            
Chris and Elisha smile and giggle while looking at everyone.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Youíre both wrong itís ďMountain
ClimberĒ.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Now thatís a good game, I could
win that game every time they play
it.
                                                            
                       TREV
Yea right.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I could, seriously!
                                                            
Just then MATT walks in the door and heads to the counter to
pick up a news paper.
                                                            
Elisha notices him, everything around her goes silent, we
can still see Chris talking. The camera slowly moves in on
Elishaís face as she begins having flashbacks to the events
that happened during the relationship.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Iím gunna go to the bathroom.
                                                            
                       TREV
Alright.
                                                            
Elisha gets up and walks to the bathroom. She enters, goes
to the sink and puts her hands on the sink and looks up at
the mirror overwhelmed. She starts breathing heavily. (This
is the closest theyíve been to each other in about five
months) She starts looking around for an escape. She looks
out the bathroom door and sees Trevís back to her and Chris
facing down and sneaks out the back door of the coffee shop.
                                                            
Trev notices Matt sit down and recognizes him from the
picture.
                                                            
                       TREV
Hey, isnít that Elishaís
ex-boyfriend?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
      (looking back)
I donít know is that what he looks
like?
                                                            

12.

                       TREV
Yea, it looks just like the
picture.
(starts to get up)
Iím gunna go say something.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
      (holding Trev back)
No man, remember what I said a
while back, you donít want to
remind her of what happened back
then. She wants to forget it.
                                                            
                       TREV
      (sitting back down)
Yea...but Iíd like to know what he
did to her.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You know sheís been in there a
while.
                                                            
                       TREV
      (looks back in the
       direction of the
       bathroom)
I know what the hell is she doing
there.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
      (kidding)
I donít think sheís coming back.
                                                            
                       TREV
You know what Iím gunna go check
on her.
                                                            
Trev gets up and walks to the bathroom.
                                                            
                       TREV
      (knocking on door)
Elisha
(knocks again)
Elisha
                                                            
Trev hesitates to go in. He ends up walking in.
                                                            
                       TREV
Elisha?
                                                            
 

13.

INT. LADIES BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
TREV looks around and under the stalls. ELISHA is gone, he
walks out and heads back to the table worried.
                                                            
 
INT. BACK TO BOOTH - DAY
                                                            
                       TREV
      (arrives at the
       table)
Sheís gone!
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Youíre kidding!
                                                            
                       TREV
No, Iím gunna check outside.
                                                            
 
EXT. COFFEE SHOP PARKING LOT - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS follows TREV outside where they stand stunned in the
parking lot.
                                                            
                       TREV
Letís go to the house and see if
she went there.
                                                            
 
INT. TREVíS LIVINGROOM - DAY
                                                            
TREV and CHRIS enter the house.
                                                            
                       TREV
Elisha!?
                                                            
Trev and Chris split to look around the house for her. Trev
goes to his phone and tryís to call her house but he gets
the answering machine. Trev and Chris meet up at the couch
and plop themselves down exhausted.
                                                            
                       TREV
Why the hell would she leave like
this?
                                                            
Trev and Chris ponder for second.
                                                            
                       TREV
Wait a second, Matt! What if she
saw Matt?
                                                            

14.

                       CHRIS
Yea, you said she got pretty
emotional whenever it got brought
up.
                                                            
                       TREV
      (getting up)
That son of a bitch! I knew I
should have said something to him.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Trev, calm down, calm down. Letís
give her a couple days to clear
her mind and she should come to
her senses, alright?
                                                            
Trev sits down.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Sheís going to come back.
                                                            
 
INT. TREVíS BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
FIVE DAYS LATER
                                                            
TREV is lying in bed and is now inconsolable. CHRIS is
sitting in a chair along side the bed.
                                                            
                       TREV
Itís been three days man. Sheís
not coming back. I finally found
someone special and some drunk I
donít know what he did drives her
away from me. She met everything
to me and now sheís gone.
                                                            
Close up of Chris as he reacts to the comments Trev just
said.
                                                            
 
INT. COFFEE SHOP - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS is sitting in the coffee shop. While sitting there
Matt walks in and goes for the newspaper at the counter, he
grabs it and sits down. Chris gets up and sits right across
from Matt.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You drove a great woman to god
knows where and you sent a great
guy into a depression that I donít
think he is ever going to get out
            (MORE)

15.

                       CHRIS (cont'd)
of.
                                                            
                       MATT
Listen, I think you got the wrong
guy. I just moved here, I donít
know a single sole in this town; I
walk the streets every night by
myself, so you better get your
facts straight before you start
accusing people of things they
didnít do.
                                                            
Chris is stunned to hear that Matt just moved to Los
Angeles.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You didnít know she was here?
                                                            
                       MATT
Who?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You didnít know she was here.
                                                            
                       MATT
Who?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Elisha.
                                                            
Matt canít believe what he just heard.
                                                            
                       MATT
What happened to her?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
You tell me.
                                                            
                       MATT
Look, Iím getting help for my
problems. I havenít had a
relationship since her. I donít
drink anymore and I donít hit
people anymore.
                                                            
Chris pauses for a second and stares at Matt because he has
found out what Matt did to Elisha.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Well, we donít have an idea of
where she could be. We were in
here the other day and were pretty
sure she saw you before we did and
            (MORE)

16.

                       CHRIS (cont'd)
thatís why she left.
                                                            
                       MATT
Who else was with you?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Her boyfriend, Trev.
                                                            
Matt looks down for a second and it hits him that Elisha has
moved on.
                                                            
                       CHRIS (CONTíD)
Who is slipping into a horrible
depression and is in no way shape
or form able to leave his house or
even his room. I need you to help
me find her. We have to get her
back home.
                                                            
Matt thinks about the offer.
                                                            
                       MATT
I did this to her. Iíll help.
                                                            
Matt and Chris shake hands.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE - DAY
                                                            
Montage of CHRIS and MATT asking around if they have seen
ELISHA.
                                                            
 
INT. CHRISíS CAR - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT are driving in the car.
                                                            
                       MATT
      (disappointed)
I canít believe sheís done this.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
What do mean you canít believe
sheís done this? You traumatized
her fucking life!
                                                            
Matt looks down and he finally gets the full effect of what
he has done.
                                                            
 

17.

INT. TREVíS BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
TREV is lying in his bed staring at the wall.
                                                            
 
INT. CHRISíS BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
FOUR MONTHS LATER
                                                            
Itís dark and the only light in the room is coming from the
computer.
                                                            
CHRIS is sitting at his computer browsing around. He comes
upon this website for Matchstick Magazine. This is a
magazine for men where women pose in sexy lingerie. On the
front page is a picture of ELISHA. It was an ad that said
she will be promoting her first time on the cover at a mall
in New York. Chris clicks on the ad and reads all the
information. He immediately goes to the phone and calls
MATT.
                                                            
Matt is a sleep and rolls over tiredly and answers the
phone.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Matt, I found her!
                                                            
                       MATT
What!
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yea, sheís going to be in New York
in a couple days promoting a
magazine.
                                                            
                       MATT
A magazine, what kind of magazine?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
A menís one.
                                                            
                       MATT
      (intrigued)
Really?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yea, well were leaving tomorrow
morning so get packing.
                                                            
But before Matt could get another word in Chris hangs up the
phone. Matt hangs up the phone and reluctantly throws the
covers off of him and sits up.
                                                            
 

18.

INT. AIRPORT - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT check in and board the plane.
                                                            
 
INT. PLANE - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT sit down and begin there trip to New York
City.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT have landed and are at the front desk in a
hotel.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yes, we need a room for two
nights.
                                                            
                       FRONT DESK PERSON
OK, let me check. We have a room
available on floor twenty.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Sounds great.
                                                            
                       FRONT DESK PERSON
OK, itís room 500 hear is your key
and enjoy your stay.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Thank You.
                                                            
Chris and Matt head to there room.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT enter the room and set there bags down.
                                                            
                       MATT
What do we do now?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Well, we kneed to find the mall so
we know where to go tomorrow and
maybe we can find her before
tomorrow.
                                                            
                       MATT
Letís do it.
                                                            

19.

They leave the room and head outside.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEW YORK CITY - DAY
                                                            
Montage of CHRIS and MATT walking around New York City.
Great shots of New York.
                                                            
 
EXT. SOMEWHERE IN NEW YORK CITY - NIGHT
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT are standing on a busy street when they
decide to call it a day.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Well I think that's enough for
today, let's head back and get
some sleep for tomorrow.
                                                            
Matt nods in agreement.
                                                            
 
EXT. OVERVIEW OF NEW YORK CITY - NIGHT
                                                            
Shot of New York City changing from night to day in fast
motion.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF MALL - DAY
                                                            
ELISHA is entering the mall.
                                                            
 
INT. THE STORE - DAY
                                                            
ELISHA enters the store and is greeted by the manager.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Hello.
                                                            
                       MANAGER
      (shaking hands)
Hi.
                                                            
                       MANAGER
We have you set up in the back, if
you would follow me.
                                                            
They walk to the back which has a table with chairs and a
stack of her magazines on it.
                                                            

20.

                       MANAGER
So this where you'll be, we'll
begin in about an hour and that
should give you enough time to
prepare.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Thank You.
                                                            
Elisha starts to get everything settled.
                                                            
 
INT. HOTEL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
MIDDLE OF THE DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT are set to leave.
                                                            
                       MATT
You ready?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Let's bring her home.
                                                            
Chris and Matt leave the hotel room.
                                                            
 
INT. MALL - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and MATT enter the mall.
                                                            
                       MATT
All right so how are we going to
go about this?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Well, I think we should enter on
the side, we don't want her to
notice us right away. I'll go talk
to her by myself that way things
should go smoother.
                                                            
                       MATT
All right.
                                                            
 
INT. THE STORE - DAY
                                                            
They enter the store. It's packed with people wanting to see
ELISHA, they go to the side.
                                                            

21.

                       CHRIS
All right, change of plans. You go
back outside and wait by the
doors. You know how she's going to
react when she sees you.
                                                            
Matt hesitates.
                                                            
                       MATT
Yea, she'll freak out. Thatís a
good idea.
                                                            
MATT leaves and heads outside.
                                                            
Chris goes to the side isle and starts browsing; he picks up
an issue of Elisha's magazine and notices that she has
changed almost her whole look. She used to have long autumn
brown like hair and now she has short bleach blonde hair. He
continues to skim through the magazine.
                                                            
                       MANAGER
Alright folks if you could kindly
step away for a few moments there
is going to be a brief twenty
minute break, Thank You.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Thanks guys I'll see you in a
little bit.
                                                            
The crowd files out and Elisha gets up to walk out and get a
drink. Chris hurry's around the other side to cut off
Elisha. Chris walks in front of her and Elisha is stunned to
see him there. Chris smiles and looks at her, Elisha smiles
back and walks forward to hug him.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (almost in tears)
Oh my god, what are you doing
here.
                                                            
They separate.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Just thought I'd drop in. So this
is what you've been up to huh.
                                                            
He shows her the magazine.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (laughing)
Yea, I guess.
                                                            

22.

                       CHRIS
So, your on a break right?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Yea, twenty minutes.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Want to go outside and talk and
catch up.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (with a big smile)
Sure.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE THE MALL - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and ELISHA walk through the doors and step outside.
MATT is sitting on a curb and turns around and sees Elisha
and gets up.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
No!
                                                            
She turns around and Chris grabs her arm and pulls her back.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
No, Elisha you have to settle
this. You have to face your fears,
you have to face him.
                                                            
                       MATT
Elisha, Iíve changed I donít drink
anymore. I never meant to do that
to you.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (still being held
       back)
Oh, bullshit. You hit me. Iím
scared for life because of you.
                                                            
Chris lets Elisha go.
                                                            
                       MATT
I donít hit people anymore. Look
Iím leaving; Iím leaving your life
forever I donít want to cause you
anymore pain. Iím leaving Los
Angeles, Iím never going to talk
to you or even look at you again
alright.
                                                            

23.

                       ELISHA
Youíre leaving for good.
                                                            
                       MATT
Iím leaving.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (tearing up)
Alright.
                                                            
Chris and Elisha watch Matt as he walks away. Chris takes
Elisha to the curb to talk.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Donít you want to come back?
Remember all the great times the
three of us had together. And Trev
he hasnít been able to leave his
house let alone his room since you
left.
                                                            
Elisha breaks down and starts crying the moment he mentions
Trev.
                                                            
                       CHRIS (CONT'D)
Things havenít been normal since
you left. You have to come back.
Why did you leave?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
I saw Matt at the coffee shop and
I went into this different state
of mind and I wasnít thinking
about anything else. I donít know
if I can come back.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Why not?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
I donít think I can face Trev
after what I put him through.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Canít you imagine the look on his
face when he sees you?
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Do you think heíll even take me
back?
                                                            

24.

                       CHRIS
Of course he will. He needs you,
he canít live without you.
                                                            
Elisha looks at Chris and smiles.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (wiping away her
       tears)
Alright, but I have to finish my
session. It's only this day so I
have to finish it.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Alright, letís go inside.
                                                            
 
INT. THE STORE - DAY
                                                            
ELISHA and CHRIS walk in the store where there is an upset
group of fans wondering where Elisha is. Elisha motions to
the manager to go in the back room and fix her make up.
Shortly after she walks out and apologizes to the fans and
begins signing autographs. Chris smiles and watches from the
front of the store.
                                                            
 
INT. AIRPLANE - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and ELISHA get on a plane bound for Los Angeles.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE AIRPORT - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS has a car waiting at the airport, him and ELISHA get
in and begin driving to TREVíS house.
                                                            
 
EXT. TREVíS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
CHRIS and ELISHA pull into TREVíS driveway. Chris opens his
door and jogs to the house and enters. Elisha slowly walks
out of the car and looks at the house and then walks to the
front yard.
                                                            
 
INT. TREVS BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
TREV is lying in his bed when CHRIS walks in the doorway.
Trev turns his head and sees Chris and stares at him. Chris
looks at Trev and smiles and nods. He sits up and Chris nods
again. He gets out of his bed and hurries down the stairs
while Chris follows behind.
                                                            
 

25.

EXT. FRONT YARD - DAY
                                                            
ELISHA is standing on the front yard watching the door. Trev
appears at the front door, Elisha starts smiling. He opens
the door and steps out onto the porch and onto the front
lawn; they stare at each other for a couple minutes. Trev
starts to tear up, Elisha finally makes the first move and
walks toward him and hugs him tightly.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
      (crying)
Iím so sorry, that was the
stupidest thing Iíve ever done in
my life.
                                                            
                       TREV
      (crying)
Never leave me again.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
I wonít.
                                                            
They hug for a little longer. After Trev and Elisha stop
hugging, Trev turns to Chris and hugs him.
                                                            
                       TREV
Thank you for everything youíve
done.
                                                            
Chris doesnít say anything. Elisha then hugs Chris.
                                                            
                       ELISHA
Thank you, I donít how I will ever
repay you.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Iím just glad to have you back
home.
                                                            
Trev and Elisha hug again.
                                                            
Fade To
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH - DAY
                                                            
A beach during a bright sunset with colors of Orange,
Yellow, Purple and Blue. The sun is just beginning to set
over the horizon. Think of the most beautiful sunset you've
ever scene. Trev and Elisha are sitting right in the middle
of the sunset. They lean in to kiss.
                                                            


THE END


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From John Sale Date 7/25/2005 ***
Nice script! One idea I have, you don't have to use it, since it'll change the ending. It's a little twist, my idea is, what if Elisha had a twin that Chris and Trev didn't know about, and the girl on the magazine turns out to be the twin. So they end up flying to New York and discovering the other twin. Then, they have to go back home and find their Elisha. And the ending and way they find their Elisha would be up to you, since it is your script. Anyways, just an idea. But nice job!

From Aaron Smith Date 4/27/2005 ****
Very, Very Good! Bit of trouble understanding it, due to punctuation (or lack of)...but Very, Very, Gooood! I think (just a suggestion) in the continuation, Chris should turn out to be gay. Very good plotline, and most could relate to this, as everyone knows what it is like when your girlfriend leaves you. Women would relate, and feel sorry for Elisha. VERY GOOD PLOT... Excellent Characters As Well...


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