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Fatal Affair
by Johnny #32

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review: ****
After the death of their father, two brothers handle life in different ways. Unfortunately for Freemont, the younger brother, a case of mistaken identity puts him in trouble for some of his brother's actions.


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FADE IN:

EXT. CEMETERY - DAY
                                                            
The scene starts out with a shot of the tombstone with the
name "RAY JACKSON". Around the burial plot, as the coffin
is lowered into the ground we see many people. Closest to
the grave are Karen (widow, mother of two), being held in a
close hug by her youngest son Freemont (19 years old, good
natured caring son). Next to them, looking depressed are
Paula (18 years old, attractive but not over the top)
standing with her boyfriend Terrance (19 years old,
Freemonts bestfriend). Lingering in the back we see Cooper
(Oldest son of Karen and Ray, very attractive). He is
pacing with his hands in his pockets unsure of what to do
with himself. He hides his emotions, and puts on a tough
exterior. Paula is shown looking back at Cooper frequently.

The coffin is lowered into the ground, and people start to
leave. Karen and Freemont linger, but Cooper gets in his
car and exits right away.
                                                            
 
INT. FREEMONT'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Answers phone)
Hello.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (On the line)
Hey buddy what's up?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Not too much man, just trying to
help my mom get stuff sorted out
around here.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Sorry about your dad man, he was a
great guy.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Depends who you talk to I guess,
but I'll miss him.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Anyway dude, I was calling to see
if you wanted to get your mind off
of it all and take a tour over to
Paula's with me.
                                                            

2.

                       FREEMONT
I would man and I could really use
a break, but mom needs me here.
Coop isn't much help lately. He's
been pretty out of it since it all
happened.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Thats cool. Well if you guys need
anything don't be shy on calling.
We haven't been best friends this
long so I could bail on you now.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thanks man. Anyway I gotta run.
Say hi to Paula for me.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Will do buddy. Take it easy.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Later.
                                                            
Freemont hangs up phone and heads downstairs.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Enters kitchen)
Hey mom, whatcha makin?
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Making a sandwich)
I'm just trying to get something
in me honey. I haven't really
been eating much, and with
everything thats happened I'm
worried sick about your brother.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Why? What did he do now?
                                                            
                       KAREN
He's just not the same since we
lost your father. He's been out
every night and I'm not even sure
he came home last night...if he
did it wasn't until early this
morning.
                                                            

3.

                       FREEMONT
I'll talk to him mom. Its been
hard on all of us, and we all
handle this stuff in different
ways. Just look after yourself
ok...
                                                            
                       KAREN
I will honey....
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Promise?
                                                            
                       KAREN
I swear baby.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Kisses his mom on
       the cheek)
I'm gonna go check on Coop...get
some rest ok?
                                                            
Karen nods her head as Freemont heads out of the kitchen and
down the hall to Cooper's room.
                                                            
 
INT. COOPER'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Freemont knocks gently on the door, and enters after hearing
no response.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Seeing Cooper
       half out of the
       sheets with no
       clothes on)
Coop...Coop...you awake?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Struggling to
       lift his head up)
I'm up...give me some time little
bro. I had a long night.
                                                            
Freemont steps closer to the bed realising there is another
body in there with Cooper.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Obviously it was a fun long night.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
Huh...oh her yeah.
                                                            

4.

                       FREEMONT
How can you be so disrespectful
man? Mom is worried sick, and all
you wanna do is bring home random
girls?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Don't be like that man.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Well dude, c'mon. Mom was up all
night wondering where you were.
                                                            
                       COOPER
My bad little bro. I'll work on
it. Tell ma I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Tell her yourself. And you know
she's gonna freak when the strange
girl sneaks out of the house.
                                                            
                       COOPER
She's not going to sneak out of
the house, she's going to stay for
breakfast...and its cool because
mom knows her anyway.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
What? Who is she.....
                                                            
The girl rolls over to reveal her face to Freemont.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Uh...hi Free.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Shocked)
PAULA....Jesus Christ! You've got
to be kidding me.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Before you say anything....
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Whats there to say? My dad dies,
and my drunk older brother sleeps
with my best friend's girlfriend
of three years?! What the hell?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I'm sorry Free...it just happened.
                                                            

5.

                       COOPER
Its true man, we didn't plan it.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
What? How? Why? I don't even
care...How are you going to tell
Terrance?
                                                            
                       PAULA
We were kinda hoping it wouldn't
come out.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
What?
                                                            
                       COOPER
C'mon bro. We were drunk...I mean
it was good and all, but it was a
total alcohol thing...why wreck
things with Paula and Terrance?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Why wreck things...just an alcohol
thing..are you listening to
yourself? She cheats on
him...with YOU of all people, and
somehow I get pulled into all the
lies and either way I'm the bad
guy?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I know I shouldn't have, but it
happened so lets just move on and
let things get back to normal.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah Free, we're all adults here.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Whatever...you two better sort it
out and I'm staying out of it, but
just so you know, Terrance is on
his way to Paula's house right
now.
                                                            
Paula and Cooper look at each other struggling to find a
story to cover up what happened.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Tears forming in
       her eyes)
Call him and invite him
over...tell him you saw me walking
            (MORE)

6.

                       PAULA (cont'd)
and invited me in for
breakfast...would you do that?
Would you do that for me Free?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah he will...he's cool...you're
cool right Free?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Whatever. You guys are pathetic.
                                                            
Freemont shuts the bedroom door and exits.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Paula enters the kitchen where she finds Karen eating a
sandwich.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Morning Mrs. Jackson.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Oh hi Paula, I never even heard
you come in.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Oh well I was just walking by and
Free stopped me and invited me in
for some breakfast....I hope thats
ok?
                                                            
                       KAREN
You know you're always welcome
here Paula. Sorry about the
mess...I'm just sorting through
all Ray's things. How's Terrance?
                                                            
                       PAULA
He's actually on his way over here
now I think.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Thats nice. I think its good that
all of you come around to support
Freemont. I think he's struggling
with all this.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I think we all are Mrs.
Jackson...but yeah it does help to
have people around. How are you
doing?
                                                            

7.

                       KAREN
Its all still fresh dear. I go
through times where I expect Ray
to march back in the door and tell
me all about his day at
work...thats just something I'll
have to get over I guess. You
just look after my boys ok...they
could use a strong woman like you.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Overcome with
       guilt)
I'll do my best.
                                                            
The girls hear a knock at the door.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Terrance enters the kitchen with Freemont and kisses Paula
on the cheek.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Morning Mrs. J.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Hi Terrance.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Looking at Paula)
When did you get here babe?
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Glancing at
       Freemont for
       reassurance)
Uh...I was passing by this morning
on a walk and Free invited me in
for breakfast.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (To Freemont)
Good looking out man.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Feeling guilty)
I try.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
So whats for breakfast anyway man?
                                                            

8.

                       FREEMONT
Not sure...what are you guys into?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Some host hahaha. Usually if you
invite people in for food you have
it ready. Just buggin' bud. I'm
cool with eggs.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Same here.
                                                            
Cooper enters the kitchen fresh out of the shower.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Whats this the friggin' breakfast
club? hahaha
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Funny Coop.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Hit me with some extra bacon
champ, I gotta run to work soon.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I thought you changed shift with
Marco?
                                                            
                       COOPER
I tried but the idiot backed out
on me. Shouldn't be too bad
though, I'm only there until
three.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I'm going to stop in around noon
and pick up my hours...maybe talk
to Benny about getting some time
off.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Want me to talk to him for you
little brother?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I guess that would be cool...I'm
just not into it lately.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Dude Benny knows what
happened...I'm sure he'll be fine
with it.
                                                            

9.

                       COOPER
Thats true man. If I didn't need
the money I'd be staying home too.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Oh so if alcohol was free, you'd
quit right?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Never know hahaha. But seriously
I'll talk to him.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thanks bro.
                                                            
Cooper exits the house and heads to work. The rest of the
gang eats their breakfast.
                                                            
 
EXT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Cooper pulls up and gets out of the car. Benny the owner is
outside smoking a cigarette.
                                                            
                       BENNY
      (Owner/Boss of
       B.I.C. Delivery
       Services Inc.,
       Divorced, 40
       something)
You're late again Jackson. How
many warnings do you need?
                                                            
                       COOPER
As many as you'll give me boss.
Rough night last night, and I
thought Marco was taking this one
for me.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Marco has enough trouble showing
up for his own shifts Coop, you
know that. So why so tired?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Long night with a lady Benny...you
know how it is hahaha.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Yeah...I'm the divorced owner of a
courier company, I know how it
is....pimpin' ain't easy hahaha.
                                                            

10.

                       COOPER
You know it.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Get to work romeo...we're backed
up on deliveries today so I might
need you to run a couple.
                                                            
                       COOPER
No prob Ben, but hey listen...Free
is having a rough time dealing
with dad and all...any chance on
hooking him up with some days off?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Coop, I understand how hard it is
when you lose someone. But the
truth is we're just too busy and I
can't afford to give anyone time
off.
                                                            
                       COOPER
What if I work all his shifts?
                                                            
                       BENNY
That will pretty much give you
double shifts for the next three
days won't it?
                                                            
                       COOPER
He needs it man. You don't even
have to pay me any overtime...just
put it on his cheque.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Coop thats asking a lot bud...
                                                            
                       COOPER
Benny...please...I owe him one. A
big one.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Fine, but only this week then he
comes back. And you better show
up for every shift with no
complaints.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Consider it done. I'm like the
most reliable guy you've got.
                                                            

11.

                       BENNY
Well Captain Reliable....you're 10
minutes late, so get inside
hahaha.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Heading inside)
Thanks again boss.
                                                            
 
INT. KAREN'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Karen is sitting on the edge of her bed with her head in her
hands crying to herself. There are pictures of Ray sprawled
across the bed.
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Talking to
       herself)
Why now? So much to do? Ray I
need your help...any help.
                                                            
Freemont walks by the bedroom door and stops. After
watching his mother for a minute he walks in and puts his
arms around her.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Mom.....
                                                            
                       KAREN
I'm sorry baby...you don't need to
see this.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Its ok to cry mom. I love you.
                                                            
Karen begins sobbing louder.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
We all miss him mom. We are all
here for each other. Its going to
be ok.
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Crying lets up a
       bit)
Thanks baby...I'm trying to be
strong but its so hard...
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I know it hurts mom, we're all
going to cry...don't do this
alone.
                                                            

12.

                       KAREN
Its different though....
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Whats different mom?
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Crying picks up
       again)
Nothing.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Mom?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Free baby...I just need some space
right now. I'll be ok I promise.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Concerned tone in
       his voice)
Whats different mom?
                                                            
                       KAREN
I'm not ready yet
baby...soon...but not now.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Promise me if you need anything
you'll ask? If you have to talk
you'll come to me....when you're
ready, I'll listen mom.
                                                            
                       KAREN
My big strong boy...just like your
father....always my rock...I
promise.
                                                            
The two share a long hug and Freemont exits the room
shutting the door behind him leaving his mother to cry
alone.
                                                            
 
INT. TERRANCE'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
Terrance is driving Paula home from the Jackson's house.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
You didn't say much at breakfast.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I just wasn't feeling all that
great.
                                                            

13.

                       TERRANCE
Tired from your walk?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Yeah thats probably what it was.
                                                            
Paula is being distant and staring out the window even when
responding to her boyfriends questions.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Curiosity kicking
       in)
Kinda dressy to be out for a walk.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Uh...I don't know...just felt like
putting this on I guess.
                                                            
Terrance reaches for Paula's hand and she pulls away and
curls her body towards the window with her back to him.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Oblivious and
       smiling
       flirtatiously)
Must have knew you'd see me this
morning...wanted to get all sexy
hahaha
                                                            
                       PAULA
I'm really not feeling well right
now Terry....can we talk later...I
just want to rest a bit right now.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Uh...sure...sorry babe.
                                                            
Terrance turns up the radio as Paula closes her eyes.
                                                            
 
INT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Cooper goes to punch out of work and Benny waves him over.
                                                            
                       BENNY
      (Waving at Cooper)
Coop! Coop! Wait...don't punch
out yet.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Three bells boss, I gotta bounce.
                                                            

14.

                       BENNY
I need you to run one more job for
me before you go.
                                                            
                       COOPER
What? Where's Jess?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Running late...he just called in.
This is a high profile
client...can't afford to be late
with this one.
                                                            
                       COOPER
But its three man....
                                                            
                       BENNY
Guess I'll see your brother at
work tomorrow then....
                                                            
                       COOPER
Ben...come on...
                                                            
                       BENNY
You owe him one right?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Don't be like that man.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Coop you know I wouldn't be like
that if I didn't really need this
favour. Come on...theres probably
gonna be a big tip in it for you.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Thats more like it. What do you
got?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Just one package going up to 3512
Marshall Court.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Sweet...thats like all mansions
over there isn't it?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Like I said...can't afford to be
late on this one.
                                                            
                       COOPER
No prob boss...I'm on it.
                                                            

15.

                       BENNY
Knew I could count on you....oh
yeah Coop...
                                                            
Cooper turns around as he is walking away.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Tell Free I'm thinking of him.
                                                            
Cooper gives Benny the thumbs up as he picks up the package
and heads to the car.
                                                            
 
EXT. 3512 MARSHALL COURT - MONICA & VICTOR'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Cooper drives by many high priced homes in the rich part of
town before getting to 3512 Marshall Court. He pulls in the
driveway and carries the package up to the large double
front doors.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Knocking on the
       door)
HELLO....B.I.C.....ANYBODY HOME?
                                                            
A minute goes by before the door is opened by the woman of
the house. She is in a robe and sipping an alcoholic
beverage. She tilts her sunglasses down to her nose and
scans Cooper from head to toe.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Hi there handsome.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Blushing)
Hi ma'am...
                                                            
                       MONICA
No, no, stop right there. I'm a
lady...not a ma'am...and anyone as
cute as you can call me Monica.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Smiling)
Well Monica, I've got a package
for you...
                                                            

16.

                       MONICA
      (Checking out
       Cooper)
I bet you do.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Embarrassed)
Uh...just sign here and we'll be
done.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Sarcastically
       seductive)
Over that quick...well work on
that for next time.
                                                            
Monica signs the slip and catches cooper eyeing her chest.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Like what you see boy?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Looking at the
       ground)
Uh...uh...I wasn't...I'm
sorry...uh...
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Looking at his
       name tag)
Cooper? Is it? Never be
ashamed...thats what they're there
for. At least you noticed them.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm sorry I didn't mean to....
                                                            
Monica sips her drink and takes her glasses completely off
biting the side piece between her teeth seductively.
                                                            
                       MONICA
I said don't worry...its
flattering. My husband has been
too busy to notice them in months.
I'll take any compliments I can
get.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I can't believe someone would be
too busy for you...you're
beautiful.
                                                            

17.

                       MONICA
      (Smiling)
Thanks honey...you're not too bad
yourself. Say now...if I need
anymore "packages"...can I ask for
you specifically?
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm sure that could be arranged...
                                                            
Monica puts one arm around Cooper and pulls him in so the
two are cheek to cheek.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Whispering in his
       ear)
Well then...I'll make it perfectly
clear that I only want Cooper the
cutie to deliver my boxes from now
on.
                                                            
Monica kisses Cooper on the cheek as she slips a $50 tip in
his front pocket letting her hand linger there for a minute.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Not knowing whats
       in his pocket)
Uh...thanks.
                                                            
Monica turns and goes inside. Cooper heads to the car. He
checks his pocket on the way and smiles realizing the tip he
made.
                                                            
 
INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The boys and their mother have just finished having supper.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Mom you hardly ate anything...
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah ma, are you sure you're done?
                                                            
                       KAREN
I'm just not that hungry thats
all.
                                                            
                       COOPER
You can't keep being like this
mom. You haven't eaten much since
it happened and its not helping
anything.
                                                            

18.

                       FREEMONT
Coop's right mom. We're
worried...are you sure you don't
want anything else?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Don't be silly boys. My eating
habits haven't changed that
much...I'm just not having a great
day today, and my appetite is
gone.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Ok mom.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Why don't you go lay down and Coop
and I can clear the table.
                                                            
                       KAREN
You boys are so good to me...I
don't know what I would do without
you guys.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
You don't have to worry about that
right now....
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Whatever Coop.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah, besides...Free will be
living with you until he's 35
hahahaha.
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Getting up from
       the table)
You boys be nice....I'll just be
in my room if you need me.
                                                            
Karen exits the dining room and the boys start clearing the
table.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Did you talk to Benny for me
today?
                                                            

19.

                       COOPER
Yeah, he said its all good and
that he's thinking about you.
You've got the next three days
off.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thanks Coop.
                                                            
                       COOPER
No problem bud. Yo! You should
have seen the delivery I had
today!
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Oh yeah...good or bad?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Pulling the money
       from his pocket)
Fifty dollar tip good!
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Shocked)
Holy shit! What did you do?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Smirking)
Nothing...I just delivered to a
lonely spouse up in the hills and
she was feelin' the Coopisfaction
hahaha.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Coopisfaction?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah the satisfaction of getting
close to Cooper hahaha. But
seriously bro...chick said she was
going to ask for me to deliver all
her packages from now on...and at
fifty bucks a hit, I'll be rollin'
in it.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thats awesome man.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Who knows I might even get a
better tip next time hahaha.
                                                            

20.

                       FREEMONT
Holy greedy! Whats better than
fifty bucks?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Seriously Free...we gotta get you
a girlfriend.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Jesus Christ man! Why does
everything have to be about sex
with you?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Its not...but why do you have to
walk around like you don't even
have a cock half the time? Life
isn't just games and the Internet
ya know?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Well I'm sorry if my father just
died and I've actually got
emotions! And I can see my mother
crying every night and I can't
stand it....NEWS FLASH he was your
father too!
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Raising his voice)
Don't EVER act like I didn't care
about dad! Yeah I go out and yeah
I keep going...I have to. Life
goes on! Do you ever think that
maybe I'm hurting too? And I
can't just sit here and mope with
you and mom? I need to get away
and...
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
And what Coop? Drown you sorrows
in alcohol? Sleep with girls for
sport with no consideration of
their feelings or situations? Why
do you have to be THAT guy? we
need you here Coop. Mom needs
you....I need you.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free...I...
                                                            

21.

                       FREEMONT
Don't worry Coop...we'll be fine.
You go out, get drunk, fuck any
customer that calls the courier
place and just forget that mom is
in her room crying herself to
sleep again and again and
again....
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free its not like that!
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Then what is it? Tell me
Coop...what is it?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Eyes fill with
       water)
I loved him so much man...and he's
gone...gone....
                                                            
Cooper falls back into one of the chairs and starts crying.
Freemont hugs his brother.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I know...I know...
                                                            
                       COOPER
I just don't know what to do
bro...everything is so messed up
right now.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
You just have to stop running from
it all Coop...its ok to be
upset...everybody cries.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Crying lets up)
He was proud of you ya know.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
What?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Dad...he was proud of you. He
would always tell everyone that
would listen...Freemont is so
smart...Freemont is so
responsible...
                                                            

22.

                       FREEMONT
Coop...I...
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free, its ok...I'm not jealous, I
agree. You're a great guy little
brother. I just wanted to you
know because I didn't know if you
ever heard him talk about you like
that.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I didn't.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Thats just how dad was I guess. A
hardass on the outside, but a
proud father when you were out of
earshot.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Smiling)
Sounds about right.
                                                            
                       COOPER
He was a great guy Free.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Hey Coop...I'm sorry about what I
said.
                                                            
                       COOPER
No worries bro...I can take it.
Lets just do these dishes and then
maybe play a game or hit up the
Internet hahaha.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Funny asshole.
                                                            
Freemont punches Cooper in the arm jokingly and pulls him
from the chair so the two can finish the dishes.
                                                            
 
INT. PAULA'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Paula is on the phone talking to her friend Becky about her
night with Cooper.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Feeling Guilty)
Hi Beck?
                                                            

23.

                       BECKY
Hey P. Whats up?
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Sounding upset)
Not too much....
                                                            
                       BECKY
Whats going on? Why do you sound
so down?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Um...nothing. I'm fine.
                                                            
                       BECKY
You never call when you're like
this and not having something to
tell me. Are you and Terrance
fighting again?
                                                            
                       PAULA
No...well kinda...well...
                                                            
                       BECKY
Come on...out with it P. You know
I'll be behind you 100%.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Promise?
                                                            
                       BECKY
For sure girl. So spill.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Ok. I kinda sorta did something
with another guy....
                                                            
                       BECKY
      (Excited)
Oh my GOD!!!! Was it Jared? Tell
me it was Jared!! He is soooo
hot...did you kiss him?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Its not Jared so chill.
                                                            
                       BECKY
      (Let down)
Oh...sigh...well thats less fun.
So who did you kiss?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Cooper Jackson.
                                                            

24.

                       BECKY
Holy shit! You kissed Cooper
Jackson!! How? When? You lucky
bitch!
                                                            
                       PAULA
Beck, you swear you won't tell
anyone? Swear.
                                                            
                       BECKY
I swear.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I met him at a party last night
and we were just talking about his
dad and stuff and we had a couple
drinks....
                                                            
                       BECKY
      (Sarcastic)
Drunken sympathy kiss...you
SKANK...go on.
                                                            
                       PAULA
We ended up going back to his
place and one thing led to
another....
                                                            
                       BECKY
You didn't?
                                                            
                       PAULA
And we slept together.
                                                            
There is a pause for a couple seconds.
                                                            
                       BECKY
      (Screams)
Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
                                                            
                       BECKY
You lucky bitch! Details...I want
details. How was it? Better than
Terrance? Bigger than Terrance?
Would you do it again? Come on
girl don't stop now...this is so
much better than kissing Jared....
                                                            
                       PAULA
Beck...am I a bad person?
                                                            

25.

                       BECKY
Paula everybody cheats...it
happens, and if sleeping with
Cooper Jackson makes you bad....I
want to be NASTY...I would give up
my last three boyfriends for a
crack at that boy!
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Excited)
Well its totally worth it Beck.
Even drunk he is totally sexy. And
he just was amazing, so gentle, so
nice, so....fucking hot!
                                                            
                       BECKY
Sounds like you're falling for Mr.
Jackson P.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I know. I feel so bad for Terry,
but I know I would totally go back
for seconds if Coop offered. I
can't even look Terrance in the
eye now.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Ouch...dilemma. So did you get
off?
                                                            
                       PAULA
BECK?!
                                                            
                       BECKY
Ok ok...Well you obviously are
falling for Cooper which means
things between you and Terrance
have cooled off, so I think you
should end it with Terrance and
pursue the hottie.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Do I tell him about Cooper?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Does anybody else know?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Just Freemont...but he promised
not to say anything.
                                                            

26.

                       BECKY
Girl you're in trouble. Your
boyfriends best friend knows you
screwed his brother and you don't
think he'll crack?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I know Free Beck...he won't.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Then no. Don't say a word about
Cooper. Just end things with
Terrance nicely and then you're
free to do what you want.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Thanks Beck...I just really needed
to get this off my chest, and I
knew I could trust you.
                                                            
                       BECKY
I'm here for you honey.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Thanks Beck. Well I should go. I
have to figure out what to say to
Terry.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Bye P.
                                                            
Paula hangs up the phone and Becky immediately dials another
number.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Oh my God girl you won't believe
this! Guess who cheated on her
boyfriend with Cooper Jackson!
                                                            
 
INT. KAREN'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Freemont knocks on the door and enters where he finds his
mother laying in her bed reading a novel.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Hey Ma...got a minute?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Sure hun...whats up?
                                                            

27.

                       FREEMONT
I know you've been having trouble
with this whole dad situation, and
I just really need to know whats
bothering you.
                                                            
Karen breaks down crying.
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Snaps)
It was my fault!
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Mom, dad got in a car accident
going to the store. It was
nobody's fault but the other
drivers.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Going to the store? Is that what
you think? Hit by another car?
Was that it?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thats what....
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Angry, upset)
Who told you that BULLSHIT?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Mom...
                                                            
                       KAREN
No Free! Don't interrupt me. You
want to poke...you want to
pry...you want all the answers
then you just sit there and
listen!
                                                            
Freemont sits on the edge of her bed and his eyes start to
fill up with tears.
                                                            

28.

                       KAREN
Your father was a good man. He
was a good worker. He was NOT a
good husband. Every night he'd
come home and ask about supper or
sit in front of the TV. He NEVER
asked about my day or my news. He
would just sit there like a drone
and watch his shows and complain
if he wasn't handed drinks on
time.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Interrupting)
Mom...
                                                            
                       KAREN
NO! You listen! We would fight
day in and day out, and I would
swear every time that if he didn't
change I'd leave him. He would
always trick me into staying until
one day...that day.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Crying)
What happened that day mom?
                                                            
Karen begins talking and we see a flashback of what happened
the day Ray was killed.
                                                            
 
EXT. FLASHBACK RAY'S DEATH - DAY
                                                            
Karen and Ray are arguing and she is zipping up her bag of
clothes.
                                                            
                       RAY
Put that down Karen, don't be so
foolish!
                                                            
                       KAREN
Foolish? 23 years of marriage and
you won't change...and I'm
foolish?
                                                            
                       RAY
You're overreacting. Just put the
bag down and lets talk about this.
                                                            
                       KAREN
No Ray! The time for talk is
over. I'm done. I'm done doing
            (MORE)

29.

                       KAREN (cont'd)
this. I refuse to spend anymore
of my life fighting with you. Its
not healthy for us or the boys.
                                                            
Karen tries to walk out of the room but she is grabbed on
the wrist by Ray.
                                                            
                       RAY
Karen...enough bullshit. Put your
bag down and lets talk like
adults.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Let go of me now Ray.
                                                            
                       RAY
Will you stay if I let go?
                                                            
                       KAREN
NO!
                                                            
                       RAY
Then I'm not letting go. We need
to talk....
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Yells)
GET YOUR FUCKING HANDS OFF ME NOW!
                                                            
Karen pulls her arm away from Ray and heads for the front
door where she grabs her keys.
                                                            
                       RAY
Karen don't do this...don't walk
out that door! Where are you
going?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Its over Ray. Just leave me
alone!
                                                            
Karen runs out the door and is trying to open the car door.
                                                            
                       RAY
      (Yelling out the
       door)
If you get in that car you'll be
sorry!
                                                            
                       KAREN
Goodbye Ray.
                                                            

30.

                       RAY
Goodbye for how long Karen?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Goodbye forever Ray.
                                                            
Karen closes the car door and starts to pull out of the
driveway. Ray gets in his car and speeds off after her. He
tails her through town until he attempts to turn at a light
and is T-boned and killed on impact.
                                                            
 
INT. KAREN'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Coming back from the flashback, Karen and Freemont are both
in tears.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Mom...I had no idea.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Well your father and I decided to
keep our marital breakdown as
lowkey as possible for you boys.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Mom, just because you guys fought
doesn't mean any of this is your
fault.
                                                            
                       KAREN
I wouldn't talk to him Free...he
chased me and got killed...its my
fault.
                                                            
Freemont hugs Karen and holds her tight.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I love you mom...don't hold that
guilt. He should have stopped at
the light...its not your fault.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Thanks baby...I needed to hear
that from you.
                                                            
 
INT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Benny puts down the phone and calls Cooper over to the
Counter.
                                                            

31.

                       BENNY
Coop...come here.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Walking over to
       the counter)
Hey Ben, whats up?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Never really had this before, but
uh....some chick just called and
asked for the "lovely young man
Cooper" to deliver her package.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Smiling)
No shit...is it that chick from
Marshall Court?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Yeah...how did you know that?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Playing it cool)
Uh I dunno...she mentioned
something about me doing her
deliveries from now on. I thought
she was kidding, but guess not.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Well either way, she called and I
told her you'd have the box to her
by noon.
                                                            
                       COOPER
What about my lunch Ben?
                                                            
                       BENNY
      (Checking the time)
Take the box and then you can have
an hour.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Sweet!
                                                            
                       BENNY
Well don't get used to it. It's
only because the customer phoned
and complimented our service
because of you. Now get outta
here.
                                                            

32.

                       COOPER
      (Walking away)
Thanks Ben.
                                                            
 
INT. TERRANCE'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Terrance is calling Freemont to find out about the rumours
he has been hearing.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Answering phone)
Hello.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (On the line)
Hey Free. How's it going?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Not too bad, I had a nice chat
with mom and that helped a bit.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Thats cool...look man I need to
ask you something really
important.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Sure bud. Whats up?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Well I just got a call from Jeff
and he heard some rumours....
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Knowing where
       this is going)
Oh yeah...look man I'd love to
talk about whatever it is but I
told mom I would pick up some
groceries so I gotta....
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
She cheated!
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
What? Who?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Paula man...Jeff heard from a
couple people that Paula slept
with someone else. Have you heard
anything about that?
                                                            

33.

                       FREEMONT
Ummm....no I don't think so...
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Come on Free...you'd tell me
right? Wouldn't you?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Why don't you just call her. I'm
sure if anyone has heard rumours
she would have heard them.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
You're probably right
bud...thanks. I didn't mean to
bug you, I just didn't know who
else I could trust you know?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Wish I could tell you Terr, but
you'd be better off going right to
the source in this case.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Its true. Well I'm going to drive
over there...she hasn't called me
yet today so something must be
up....do you think she would do
that man?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I try not to get involved in your
relationship...you know I'm
friends with you both, so I don't
know what to tell you....go talk
to her.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Thanks Free. Say hi to your mom
for me.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Will do. Good luck Terr.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Hanging up phone)
See ya.
                                                            
 
EXT. 3512 MARSHALL COURT - MONICA & VICTOR'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Cooper pulls up to the house and checks himself in the
mirror before heading to the door with Monica's package.
                                                            

34.

                       COOPER
      (Knocking on the
       door)
B.I.C. ....Delivery!
                                                            
Monica opens the door in her robe.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Smiling
       seductively)
Well well Cooper...you came fast.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Blushing)
Uh...I came as soon as you called.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Did you? I thought you would at
least have to see me for that to
happen...come inside won't you
dear?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Hesitant)
Umm....actually we're not supposed
to go into a customers home...
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Interrupting)
A customer? Is that all I am to
you?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Well I didn't mean it that
way...its just...
                                                            
                       MONICA
Come on hun, don't tell me you
always do what you're supposed to?
                                                            
Monica grabs Coopers shirt and gently pulls him inside, as
he is not putting up much of a fight.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Looking around)
You've got a really nice place
Mrs....
                                                            
                       MONICA
It's Monica...just Monica. And do
you really think I invited you in
for compliments on my decorating?
                                                            

35.

                       COOPER
      (Blushing)
Sorry...Well here is your box, you
just need to sign here and I'll be
on my way.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Trying to go so soon, are you?
                                                            
                       COOPER
No...its just you probably have
things to do...and I'm actually
heading on my lunch break after
this delivery....
                                                            
                       MONICA
Lunch break...perfect...
                                                            
Monica hugs Cooper and whispers in his ear.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Whispering)
Would you like to spend your lunch
break with me?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Nervous)
Uhhh....
                                                            
Monica slides her hand down his back and grabs his butt.
                                                            
                       MONICA
No guarantees on the food, but the
company will be more than you can
handle...so what do you say?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Excited)
Sure...I'd love to.
                                                            
Monica grabs Cooper by the hand and leads him upstairs to
her bedroom.
                                                            
 
INT. MONICA'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Monica pulls Cooper into her bedroom and pushes him onto the
bed.
                                                            

36.

                       COOPER
      (Blushing)
Won't your husband be pissed if he
comes home and I'm up here?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Probably...but he's never home.
Besides...don't you think I'm
worth it?
                                                            
Monica pull open her robe to expose her bra and panties.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Totally.
                                                            
Cooper pulls Monica on top of him and the two start kissing.
She takes off his shirt and removes his pants and throws
them in a pile on the floor.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Sitting on top of
       Cooper)
Aren't you curious about whats in
the box you delivered? I ordered
it especially for you....
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Excited)
Ok...What is it?
                                                            
Monica slowly gets off of Cooper and seductively dances
around while she opens the small package revealing a
blindfold and some various lotions.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Throwing the
       blindfold at him)
Put it on.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Wow I've never done this before...
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Crawling onto
       Cooper kissing
       his neck)
Well have you ever fucked another
mans wife before?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Uh....
                                                            

37.

                       MONICA
Well looks like today is your
lucky day babe.
                                                            
Cooper puts the blindfold on excitedly and Monica starts
rubbing his chest teasing him.
                                                            
                       COOPER
That feels amazing...keep going.
                                                            
Monica slips beside the bed and continues to rub Cooper with
one hand while looking through the pile of his clothes
beside her bed. She finds his name tag on his shirt "Cooper
- B.I.C. Services" and she uses her free hand to remove it
throwing it under her bed.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Do you like how that feels Cooper?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah...its great.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Why don't you take that blindfold
off now, and show me how younger
men can please a lonely housewife
like me?
                                                            
Cooper whips off the blindfold and the two begin kissing.
This is followed by a hot love scene. Afterwards, Cooper
rolls off of Monica and she grabs the box of various
lotions.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Care to wash up with me in a bath?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Checks his watch)
Uh...Nah I gotta run.
                                                            
Cooper gets dressed in a hurry and heads out to his car.
Monica reaches under the bed and grabs his name tag throwing
it under the ruffled bedsheets. Then she heads to the
bathroom.
                                                            
 
EXT. PAULA'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Terrance pulls into Paula's driveway and she is already
outside sitting on a porch swing.
                                                            

38.

                       TERRANCE
      (Closing the car
       door)
Hey babe.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Holding her knees
       to her chest
       hugging herself)
Hi Terr.
                                                            
Terrance walks over and sits on the swing next to Paula.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I heard some stuff....
                                                            
                       PAULA
Everyone hears stuff....
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Is it true?
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Resting her head
       on her knees)
I don't know what you're talking
about.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Sex.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Sex?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Holding back his
       emotions)
Come on P. Is there someone else?
Did you get with another guy?
                                                            
Paula looks into Terrance's eyes and she begins to nod her
head yes and cry.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Upset)
So it is true? When? Who was it?
Why Paula?
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Crying)
I'm so sorry Terr....
                                                            

39.

                       TERRANCE
I asked WHO!
                                                            
                       PAULA
It doesn't matter...it was a
mistake....
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Angry)
You're damn right it matters! Who
was it? You at least owe me that
after all.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Whispering)
Coo...
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Standing up)
WHO!
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Crying harder)
Coop...
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Slamming his hand
       against the house)
WHO?!
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Sobbing)
Cooper.....
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Jackson? You fucked my best
friends brother? When?....
                                                            
Paula wipes her eyes and tries to hold hands with Terrance.
He pulls away from her.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
There was no fucking breakfast
invitation was there?
                                                            
Paula shakes her head no.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Angry)
Free knew about this? What the
fuck?
                                                            
Terrance heads toward his car.
                                                            

40.

                       PAULA
      (Stands up yelling)
Free didn't....
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Walking to the
       car, yelling)
Shut up WHORE! We're done. I
don't want to hear your shit
anymore!
                                                            
Terrance pulls out of the driveway and Paula is left crying.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Yelling at the
       car)
WHERE ARE YOU GOING? WAIT? TALK
TO ME!!!
                                                            
Terrance speeds away down the street.
                                                            
 
INT. B.I.C. DELIVER SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Cooper returns to work after his lunch break, and Benny
waves him over to his desk.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Hey boss whats up?
                                                            
                       BENNY
You get that delivery done on
time?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Smiling)
For sure...lady was totally
satisfied.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Thats what I like to hear....we
need to make sure we get repeat
customers up in that part of town.
Good work Coop.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Walking away)
Thanks Ben.
                                                            
Benny notices Cooper is missing his name tag, and calls him
back over.
                                                            

41.

                       BENNY
Hey, not so fast Coop.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Returning to
       Benny's desk)
Sorry boss, what do you need?
                                                            
                       BENNY
You know how I feel about the
uniforms around here. No
exceptions...so get your name
badge back on.
                                                            
Cooper looks down and notices that his name tag is missing.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Oh sorry Ben, must have left it in
the car or something.
                                                            
                       BENNY
No excuses...I don't care if its
your name, but you have to wear
one...company policy so get one
on.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Won't happen again Ben.
                                                            
Cooper opens a drawer at work and puts on a "DAVID" name
badge.
                                                            
 
INT. 3512 MARSHALL COURT - MONICA & VICTOR'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Victor enters the house and heads up the stairs looking for
his wife.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Calling out loud)
MON? Honey? Monica, you home?
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Still in the
       bathtub)
I'm in here sweetie...
                                                            
Victor heads towards his bedroom.
                                                            
 

42.

INT. MONICA'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Upon entering, Victor notices the mess of the sheets and his
wife's clothes on the floor.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Calling from
       bathroom)
What are you doing home Vic?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
I just popped in to grab some
files...I'm not staying. Did you
just have a nap or something?
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Sarcastic)
Or something....that sounds about
right.
                                                            
Victor starts to move the sheets around and Coopers name tag
falls out of the bed. Victor picks it up, reads it, and
puts it in his pocket.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Standing in the
       bathroom door)
Another rough day Monica?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Enough for me to have a nice
bath...care to join?
                                                            
Pulling Coopers name tag out of his pocket and showing it to
her.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Will there be room or is "Cooper"
scheduled to return?
                                                            
Monica smiles flirtatiously at Victor.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Now where would you get something
like that?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
In MY sheets. Did you fuck him?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Would that make you mad Victor?
Someone has to please me...we all
know you can't!
                                                            

43.

                       VICTOR
BITCH! You know what happened to
your last boytoy...Kyle was it?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Don't Victor!
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Smirking)
Ah yes...poor Kyle. Shame what
happened to that boy...hopefully
this "Cooper" has better luck.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Worried look on
       her face)
Don't touch him...it was my fault.
You never want me...why? You're
always at work..how else could I
open your eyes? Forget who it was
with...I did it...me! Leave the
boy alone.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Shut up Monica. You sound like
such a fool. The world is all
about property and business, and
those who are successful take care
of business. Now, since you're MY
property and "Cooper" decided to
do business with my
property...I'll have to take care
of him.
                                                            
                       MONICA
If you loved me you would just
forget him and make up with me...
                                                            
                       VICTOR
If I loved you? Life isn't about
love Monica...you're just a trophy
for me to parade around at office
parties. Whore's like you are a
dime a dozen, so if you like your
big house and your wardrobe,
you'll shut up now and let me take
care of business.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Defeated)
Yes sir.
                                                            

44.

                       VICTOR
Thats better...and was some of
that makeup off, it makes you look
cheap.
                                                            
Victor exits the house and Monica begins scrubbing her face
and crying.
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Karen is reading the newspaper in at the table while having
coffee. Cooper enters the kitchen and heads towards the
fridge.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Hey Ma.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Hi baby....got a minute?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Sure Ma, whats up?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Coop whats going on?
                                                            
                       COOPER
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       KAREN
You're scaring me. Always
drinking, going out....its not
good for you.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Sarcastic)
What is this an intervention?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Cooper, I'm being serious. I'm
worried about you.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Getting angry)
Well don't be. I could say the
same for you. Ever since dad died
you've been locked up here like
its a prison. Hell do you even
work anymore?
                                                            
                       KAREN
Cooper!
                                                            

45.

                       COOPER
Come on ma...being sad is one
thing, wrecking your life because
his is over is another.
                                                            
                       KAREN
I'm not wrecking my life Coop. I'm
just figuring out the next step,
and trying to be strong for you
and Freemont.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Don't worry about me...I'm strong
enough.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Yeah, the alcohol and young girls
are a great mask for pain.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm not trying to mask anything.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Sex doesn't fix everything son.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Maybe not, but it helps. Look ma,
I'll slow down the drinking...ok?
                                                            
                       KAREN
And the girls?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Baby steps ma....baby steps.
                                                            
There is a knock at the door and Cooper goes to answer it.
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (To herself)
What did I raise?
                                                            
 
EXT. COOPER'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Cooper opens the door to reveal the person who is knocking
is Terrance.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Hey man, Free's not home...
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Interrupting)
I'm not here to see him...
                                                            

46.

                       COOPER
Oh, you wanna see ma or something?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Outburst)
You're an asshole you know that!
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Surprised)
Excuse me? You better watch
yourself there little buddy.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
No, no. You watch yourself
asshole.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
Whatever man, get lost.
                                                            
Cooper tries to shut the door, but Terrance stops it. He
then grabs Cooper by the shirt and pushes him against the
door.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Yells)
You fucked her!
                                                            
                       COOPER
Who?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Shut up! You know exactly who...
                                                            
                       COOPER
Oh...hey man, we were drunk and...
                                                            
Terrance punches Cooper and a fight breaks out between the
two. Cooper rolls on top of Terrance and punches him
multiple times before getting off him.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
Actually I was drunk, she wasn't.
And she BEGGED me to fuck her.
                                                            
Terrance tries to get up and Cooper kicks him in the
stomach.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Now get the hell out of here.
You're pathetic.
                                                            

47.

Cooper walks inside the house and shuts the door. Terrance
slowly gets up and heads to the car defeated.
                                                            
 
INT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Freemont enters work, and Benny notices he isn't wearing a
name tag.
                                                            
                       BENNY
What the hell is it with you
Jackson boys?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
What do you mean, boss?
                                                            
                       BENNY
I gave your brother shit for no
name tag the other day, and now
you show up without one...you're
kidding right?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Sorry Ben, I just forgot
mine...seriously.
                                                            
Benny opens his desk drawer, and pulls out a name tag. He
throws it at Freemont.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Here. You wanna be just like your
brother, and not wear one...you
can wear his today. Brand new, he
lost his other one.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Laughing)
Thanks boss.
                                                            
Freemont puts on the "COOPER" name tag.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Now punch in, you're late.
                                                            
Freemont walks away, and Benny sits down at his desk.
                                                            
 
INT. BREAKDALE MALL - DAY
                                                            
Paula and Becky are walking through the mall talking.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Well I did it.
                                                            

48.

                       BECKY
Oh god. How did he take it?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Not well...I'm a whore,
slut....you know, all those fun
things.
                                                            
                       BECKY
So that well huh?
                                                            
                       PAULA
He was so immature about the whole
situation. I mean I actually felt
horrible about it all until he
opened his mouth.
                                                            
                       BECKY
How did he find out anyway?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Rumours I guess.
                                                            
                       BECKY
      (Trying to cover
       up)
Freemont must be telling people.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Who knows. Doesn't matter anyway,
its over now. I still can't
believe what a jerk he was.
                                                            
                       BECKY
So you're saying you wouldn't be
mad if the situation was reversed?
                                                            
                       PAULA
No...well yeah, but I wouldn't
handle it like he did. It was so
not Terrance. Its like he changed
or something.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Maybe he loves you. Love makes
shit crazy.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Maybe..oh well. I'm free now, and
if I'm going to nab Cooper I have
to look hot, so lets shop bitch.
                                                            

49.

                       BECKY
      (Excited)
Alright skank! I totally need a
new purse!
                                                            
Becky grabs Paula by the arm and pulls her into a store.
                                                            
 
INT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Freemont is sorting packages in the backroom at work. Things
are getting busy out front.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Hey Free we could use some help up
front please.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Sure thing Ben. Just give me one
sec to finish this one.
                                                            
Victor opens the door, and enters B.I.C. Benny approaches
him.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Afternoon Sir. Is there anything
I could help you with today?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Just looking around for now
thanks.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Well any of the guys can assist
you whenever you are ready.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Excellent, thank you.
                                                            
Victor continues around the store checking name tags on the
employees. Freemont opens the door to come out front, and
bumps into Victor.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Sorry Sir. It was an accident....
                                                            
Victor notices the "COOPER" name tag and smirks.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Don't worry about it, Cooper...is
it?
                                                            

50.

                       FREEMONT
Uh...
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Interrupting)
Wrong place, wrong time. Guess we
both just weren't looking thats
all.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Has anybody helped you yet?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Me? Oh yeah. I'm just on my way
out actually. Thanks anyway...I
got all I came for.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Well have a nice day Sir. Sorry
again.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Hey nobody's fault.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Well thanks for your business, I
hope you'll come again.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Oh I'm sure we'll be seeing more
of eachother Cooper.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Actually its....
                                                            
Victor's cell phone rings and he puts his hand up to silence
Freemont in mid sentence.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Sorry guy, I have to get this.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Have a nice day.
                                                            
Victor waves as he exits the store.
                                                            
 
INT. TERRANCE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Terrance calls Paula on the telephone.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Hello.
                                                            

51.

                       TERRANCE
Paula?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Don't you mean Slut? You
know...what you called me when you
stormed off today?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Paula please. I was mad...I was
just saying stuff to get you mad.
I need to see you.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I don't think I want to see you.
You said a lot of hurtful things
today Terr.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I'm banged up Paula.
                                                            
                       PAULA
What?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I was so mad this afternoon that I
drove over to Coopers and tried to
beat him up.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Terrance! You know you can't
fight. Are you ok?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I'm alright now...face hurts but I
really just want to see you. I
need to be close to you babe.
                                                            
                       PAULA
We broke up Terrance.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I've thought some stuff over, and
I'm sure we might be able to talk
this through.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I need time Terrance. All this
stuff happened for a reason...it
didn't just come out of nowhere.
Stuff must have be building up in
our relationship.
                                                            

52.

                       TERRANCE
Maybe...but we can work it out.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Maybe...but we need time apart
Terr.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I don't think so.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Terrance don't do this. Lets just
see how things work out.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
You like him don't you?
Cooper...thats what this is about
isn't it?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I'm not talking to you about this
Terrance.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Getting upset)
So its true then....
                                                            
                       PAULA
It doesn't matter at this point
does it?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Fine...but will you answer one
thing for me?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Will you stop being like this if I
do?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Yes.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Fine. What is it?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
That night with Cooper...were you
drunk?
                                                            
There is a long silence on the phone.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
So Cooper told the truth.
                                                            

53.

Terrance hangs up the phone.
                                                            
 
EXT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - NIGHT
                                                            
Freemont comes out of work and heads to his car. On the
other side of the parking lot sits Victor. He tails
Freemont back to his house to see where he lives. Freemont
gets out of the car and enters the house. Victor stays
parked outside.
                                                            
 
INT. JOY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cooper is having sex with Joy, and after they finish, he
gets up to get dressed.
                                                            
                       JOY
Come on Cooper...lay down with me
for a bit.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Hey I told you I'd have to go.
                                                            
                       JOY
      (Flirtatiously)
Just for a minute...please.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Joy I gotta get out of here before
your sister comes home. Besides,
I have to get home to do some
shit.
                                                            
                       JOY
Meg won't care. You guys broke up
last summer.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Look, I have to go. And for the
record I never dated your sister
so I couldn't have broken up with
her last summer...we were never
together.
                                                            
                       JOY
You're a naughty boy Cooper.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Guilty as charged. Don't act like
you didn't enjoy yourself tonight.
                                                            

54.

                       JOY
Hey I'm not the one running out on
round two here.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Nope, I am. Thanks babe.
                                                            
Cooper leans in and kisses Joy before he turns and leaves
the room. Joy falls back in the bed with a big smile on her
face.
                                                            
 
EXT. FREEMONT'S DRIVEWAY - DAY
                                                            
Freemont closes the door as he comes out of the Jackson
house. He reaches in his pocket looking for his keys. When
he gets to the car he realizes he has a flat tire.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Surprised)
What the...? Man I'm gonna be
late.
                                                            
Freemont checks his watch, and turns to go back inside when
he notices that two of his tires are flat.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
What the hell....
                                                            
Freemont then circles the car to find all of his tires have
been slashed.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Confused)
Holy shit.
                                                            
Freemont notices all the other cars in the driveway are
fine. He runs inside the house and grabs the keys to his
mothers car. He then drives off to work.
                                                            
 
INT. KIKI'S NIGHTCLUB - NIGHT
                                                            
Cooper is at a bar with some of his friends having drinks.
They are all seated around a table watching girls on the
dance floor.
                                                            
                       MARCO
      (Excited)
How did you do it bro?
                                                            
                       DAVE
What? What did he do?
                                                            

55.

                       MARCO
You know Meg's little sister?
                                                            
                       DAVE
Joy?? No way!
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
Yeah last night.
                                                            
                       DAVE
Thats awesome. You're the man
Coop.
                                                            
                       MARCO
Totally...now he's fucked both
sisters.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Just had to compare, you know how
it is.
                                                            
                       DAVE
Well? Any similarites?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
Not too many. Joy's a rider for
sure.
                                                            
                       MARCO
Nice...I love that kind.
                                                            
                       DAVE
Me too.
                                                            
                       MARCO
Shut up Dave. We all know you
haven't been laid since high
school man.
                                                            
                       DAVE
Fuck you Marco.
                                                            
                       MARCO
      (Sarcastic)
Bet you'd like that now wouldn't
you....Come here Davey give it to
me, give it to me right!
                                                            
Marco grabs Dave's head and forces it into his lap
insinuating oral sex.
                                                            

56.

                       COOPER
Easy boys. Let's focus. All
these girls have to go home with
someone tonight, right?
                                                            
                       MARCO
      (Yells)
Hell yeah!
                                                            
                       DAVE
So are you and Joy together now?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Annoyed)
Dave, come on man. Girlfriends
are for chumps! I just want it
now, and then I'm out.
                                                            
                       DAVE
Don't girls get pissed at you?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Like I give a shit. I'm not their
boyfriend.
                                                            
                       MARCO
So true Coop.
                                                            
                       DAVE
That shits gonna bite you in the
ass one day man.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Guess we'll have to wait and see
Daver, but for now....Lets DRINK
boys!
                                                            
The boys all start chugging their beers.
                                                            
 
INT. BECKY'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Paula stops into Becky's house to return some clothes. She
enters Becky's bedroom to find her sitting at her computer.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Oh hey girl.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I brought back your pants. So how
do I look?
                                                            

57.

                       BECKY
You look fine hun, why? Where you
going?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Well I figure Terrance knows about
Cooper now, so there's no point in
not getting the ball rolling.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Oh girl...so what, you're just
gonna march over to his house
lookin all fine and hop on Coop?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Hey if its that easy...then yes I
am.
                                                            
Becky turns toward her computer as an alert goes off. She
reads out an instant message she just received.
                                                            
                       BECKY
OH MY GOD....Did you hear about
Joy and Cooper Jackson?
                                                            
                       PAULA
WHAT! Who wrote you that? What
happened?
                                                            
                       BECKY
It's Jenny...
                                                            
                       PAULA
Jenny who?
                                                            
                       BECKY
That bitch Jenny Davis...the one
thats going out with Dave Winters.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Cooper's friend Dave?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Yeah...the dorky one. Hold on
I'll see what she's saying.
                                                            
Becky starts typing Jenny a message and the two continue
writing back and forth.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Well what's she saying? Did he
get with Joy or what?
                                                            

58.

                       BECKY
Well from what Jenny hears, Cooper
and Joy hooked up the night before
last and sunrise wasn't the only
thing comin'....know what I'm
sayin girl?
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Upset/Angry)
Thats bullshit! He wouldn't do
that to me. Your friend is full
of shit Beck!
                                                            
                       BECKY
Well she's just saying what her
boyfriend heard from Cooper last
night when they were out at
Kiki's.
                                                            
Paula gets up off Becky's bed and slams the door and she
leaves.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Yells)
WHATEVER!
                                                            
Becky laughs to herself and just shakes her head. Then she
continues typing with Jenny.
                                                            
 
INT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Paula walks into B.I.C. and walks right up to Cooper as he
is dealing with a customer. She gets right between them as
they are talking and puts her hand in the customers face to
stop them in mid sentence.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Excuse us...we need to talk.
                                                            
The customer has a shocked look on his face, and stops
talking.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Paula, what the hell are you
doing? You can't do that when I'm
working...
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Interrupting)
Well I would DO it after work, but
who knows...you'd probably be
DOING Joy!
                                                            

59.

                       COOPER
Oh so thats what this is about?
                                                            
                       PAULA
You bet your ass thats what this
is about! How could you do that
to me?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Do what?
                                                            
                       PAULA
You're such a jerk...did the other
night mean nothing to you?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Ok, ok. First of all lets get a
few things straight. Last time I
checked you had a boyfriend...and
it WASN'T ME! Second of all...it
was sex, thats it...nothing more,
nothing less.
                                                            
                       PAULA
So you think its ok to lead people
on making them think you want them
when you're just going to ditch
them from the get go?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Who knew being a smooth talker was
a crime?
                                                            
                       PAULA
You're a real asshole you know
that!
                                                            
                       COOPER
Sorry I find it hard to take you
seriously seeing as how a cheating
little tramp like you is giving me
a talk about morals.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Fuck you Cooper!
                                                            
                       COOPER
Wait a minute...I believe you did.
I mean it was mediocre at best,
but you still did.
                                                            

60.

                       PAULA
I can't believe I was falling for
a prick like you.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I can't believe you thought I
would want a relationship with a
chick like you....I mean come on,
you're all over me while you have
a boyfriend...why the hell would I
want to assume the boyfriend role?
Use your head.
                                                            
Paula slaps Cooper in the face. Benny sees this happen, and
heads over to control the situation.
                                                            
                       BENNY
What the hell is going on here?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Easy boss, its ok. She hit me...I
deserved it.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Damn right you did.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
I mean I did beat her head off my
headboard a couple times last
week.
                                                            
Paula goes to swing at Cooper and Benny grabs her.
                                                            
                       BENNY
ENOUGH! You...get outta here.
Coop, go work in the back. You
two can settle this another time,
but it won't be on my watch. Now
back to work!
                                                            
Paula runs out of B.I.C. and Cooper walks to the back.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Hey Coop, wait a minute.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Sorry boss, it won't happen again.
                                                            
                       BENNY
It better not, but a word of
advice....
                                                            

61.

                       COOPER
Sure thing.
                                                            
                       BENNY
If you're going to bed random
women...stick to older ones.
They're more mature, and tend to
stalk you less.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
Ha ha thanks for the tip. I'll
keep that in mind.
                                                            
                       BENNY
Oh yeah just one more thing.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah?
                                                            
                       BENNY
Choose your partners wisely...we
don't have benefits so health
coverage could be an issue should
you get yourself in any "RASH"
situations.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Shaking his head)
Nice Ben.
                                                            
Cooper heads into the backroom to do some work.
                                                            
 
EXT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - NIGHT
                                                            
Freemont comes out of work when he gets off. He heads to
his car and is pushed from behind while unlocking the door.
He hits the car and falls to the ground. Three attackers
start kicking him in the head and the stomach repeatedly.
They are all shouting at him as they continue the savage
beating. Freemont is left bloodied and beaten.
                                                            
                       THUG #1
      (Shouting)
You fucked up boy...don't forget
it.
                                                            
                       THUG #2
Bet you're sorry now. Was it
worth it bitch. Huh? Huh?
                                                            

62.

                       THUG #3
Get up! Come on! Get up! PUSSY!
                                                            
One of the thugs lifts Freemont's head up by the hair. He
then spits in his face before bouncing his head off the
pavement.
                                                            
                       THUG #3
Compliments of her husband. Touch
her again and you'll pay.
                                                            
The thugs take off and leave Freemont bleeding by the car.
                                                            
 
INT. COOPER'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Cooper is holding a B.I.C. receipt in his hand. He checks
the phone number on it, and then picks up the phone and
begins to dial.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (On the line)
Hello.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Hi, is that Monica?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Yes...who's calling please?
                                                            
                       COOPER
It's...it's...uh...Cooper from the
uh...
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Interrupting)
COOPER! The delivery guy?
                                                            
                       COOPER
So you remember?
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Worried)
We can't talk...you shouldn't call
here.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Is something wrong?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Yes...no...uh...Are you alright?
                                                            

63.

                       COOPER
Could be better I guess.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Why whats wrong?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Nothing...nothing except I could
be in your bed right next to you.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Blushing)
Cooper...we can't...my
husband...he...
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Interrupting)
He doesn't have time for
you...isn't that what you told me?
Look if I was that bad, we don't
have to. But I thought we both
enjoyed the other day, and I was
thinking older women are much more
fun than the crazy psychos that
are my age. So come on, what do
you say?
                                                            
                       MONICA
I really want to but...
                                                            
                       COOPER
Settled then...I'll be right over.
                                                            
                       MONICA
You know I can't say no to you.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Good...just give me 15 minutes ok?
                                                            
                       MONICA
The door will be open. I believe
you know the way to my bedroom.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Wouldn't forget something like
that. See you soon.
                                                            
Cooper hangs up the phone and heads out of his bedroom.
                                                            
 

64.

INT. MONICA'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Cooper pulls into Victor and Monica's driveway. He gets out
of his car, adjusts himself and heads inside. He walks
upstairs and heads into Monica's bedroom. She is laying on
her back completely naked sipping a drink.
                                                            
                       MONICA
On time as usual.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Delivery is my specialty...its
what I do.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Flirtatiously)
Then I guess you should get over
here and hand me that package, so
I can unwrap it....Have to check
the contents for quality purposes
only ofcourse.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Ofcourse...standard procedure.
                                                            
Cooper walks over to Monica and she starts unzipping his
pants. The two have sex, and then Cooper gets dressed and
heads for the door.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Looking back)
Thanks again Monica. That was
amazing.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Just be careful sweetie.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Whats that mean?
                                                            
                       MONICA
I just don't want anything to
happen to you...it'd be a real
shame...and a waste.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Goes back and
       kisses her)
I'm a big boy, I can take it.
                                                            
Cooper leaves the room and exits the house.
                                                            
 

65.

INT. FREEMONT'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cooper enters the house and finds Freemont sitting on the
couch watching television. Cooper sees the marks all over
Freemont's face.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Concerned)
What the hell happened to you?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I don't wanna talk about it.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Tell me little brother.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I honestly don't really remember.
                                                            
                       COOPER
When did it happen?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Last night after work. I got
jumped by some guys outside B.I.C.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Holy shit. What for? What did
you do?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I have no idea. They just kept
yelling while the kicked me.
Saying crap like "Bet you're sorry
now". I have no clue.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Are you alright?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Sore as hell...bruised ribs and a
minor concussion. Where were you
last night?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Too bad I wasn't there...I woulda
fucked them up.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Well you weren't there man. You
never are anymore.
                                                            

66.

                       COOPER
Oh God not you too. Mom already
gave me the whole slow down the
lifestyle speech...don't you do it
too.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I wouldn't if I didn't agree with
her. Well I hope you had fun
drinking or whatever while I was
laid out in the work parking lot
for almost two hours.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free, I'm sorry man. I wish I
could have been there.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Yeah but you WEREN'T. You weren't
even around today. Where the hell
have you been?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Look dude I don't have time for
the lectures and the sermons. I'm
gonna live my life.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Did you even know my tires got
slashed the other day?
                                                            
                       COOPER
What?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Yeah...first that, then this
beating. Somebody's got it out
for me, and I didn't do anything.
I don't get it.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I don't know what to tell you
Free...you just have to play with
the hand you're dealt. Sometimes
the world shits on you. You just
have to grin and bare it. If you
let it all get to you, you'll
drive yourself crazy.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
So you're saying don't worry? Its
all just random?
                                                            

67.

                       COOPER
No, but I'm saying it happened,
and hopefully its over now. And
you have me...I'll be there for
you Free. Thats what brothers do.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thats what I thought, but you
haven't been there since dad died.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm sorry dude. It won't happen
again. You can count on that. I'm
your big brother and NOTHING will
happen to you.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thanks Coop.
                                                            
Cooper comes over and hugs Freemont.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I love you Coop.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Laughing)
Oh don't be such a homo.
                                                            
Cooper grabs Freemont and pins him on the couch.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Now lets teach you some self
defense. All those bruises are
bad for your rep.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Laughing)
Whatever, there was at least three
of them.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Sure sure, you keep telling
yourself that.
                                                            
The two boys start laughing and watch some television
together.
                                                            
 
INT. MONICA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Victor comes in and finds Monica reading a book in bed.
                                                            

68.

                       VICTOR
Evening.
                                                            
                       MONICA
How was work?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Like you care. Where's my supper?
                                                            
                       MONICA
I made you a plate. Its in the
kitchen on the counter.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Get over here and take off my
shoes. My feet are killing me.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Yes sir.
                                                            
Monica gets out of bed and starts rubbing Victor's feet.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
So your friend Cooper learned his
lesson.
                                                            
                       MONICA
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
The boys took care of him. I
don't think you'll be seeing him
anymore.
                                                            
                       MONICA
What did you do?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Lets just say, I felt generous so
I let him remain recognizable.
                                                            
                       MONICA
He didn't have a mark on him...
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Angry)
What did you say?!
                                                            
                       MONICA
Uh nothing.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You saw him again didn't you?
                                                            

69.

                       MONICA
No...I...
                                                            
Victor grabs her by the hair, and pulls her face close to
his.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
I asked you a question bitch! When
did you see him?
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Crying)
To..To...Today.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Did he have marks?
                                                            
                       MONICA
No.
                                                            
Victor throws her down to the floor.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Yells)
IMPOSSIBLE!
                                                            
Victor pulls out his cell phone and calls the thugs.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Its me...Did you do it?...We need
to talk....I don't care. Be here.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Victor don't...please.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
SHUT UP!
                                                            
Victor slaps Monica and she falls to the floor again holding
her face. Victor leaves the room.
                                                            
 
INT. BECKY'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Becky calls Terrance on the phone.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Hey Terrance, its Becky.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Oh hey, whats up?
                                                            

70.

                       BECKY
Heard you're having a rough time?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Rough is an understatement.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Wanna talk about it? I'm a good
listener.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Yeah and an even better
broadcaster. Everyone knows that
you're like a gossip reporter. You
know everything about everyone.
                                                            
                       BECKY
I don't know whether to be
offended or thank you for the
compliment. Either way, I just
want you to know that what Paula
did to you was just wrong. I
don't want there to be any hard
feelings between you and I, so I
called to make sure we're still
cool.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Thanks Beck, thats really cool. I
thought you'd stick with her, and
just stop talking to me.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Now why would you think that?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
She's your best friend.
                                                            
                       BECKY
And she's a cheater...and thats
not cool with me. I even asked
her if she would be mad if the
situation was reversed and she
said no. Its like she never even
liked you at all.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
She said that?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Yeah that, and a bunch of other
stuff.
                                                            

71.

                       TERRANCE
Like what?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Oh she just talked about Cooper
and stuff like that.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Well what did she say? Come on
Beck you gotta tell me.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Tell ya what. Why don't we get
together tonight and hang out.
We'll watch a movie or something
and we can talk then cause I have
to get off the phone soon.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Sure that sounds cool. I gotta do
something to take my mind off all
this shit.
                                                            
                       BECKY
For sure. So I'll see you here
around six then?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Its a date...uh...I mean I'll be
there.
                                                            
                       BECKY
      (Laughing)
Its ok Terrance...six o'clock, its
a date.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
See you then.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Bye now.
                                                            
 
INT. BECKY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Becky and Terrance walk into her bedroom and sit down. He
is on the bed and she is on the computer chair.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Sorry about this. I thought my
dad was going out to watch the
game, but he didn't. So looks
like we have to watch it in here.
                                                            

72.

                       TERRANCE
Thats cool. Thanks for having me
over, I really need to get my mind
off her. I'm really messed up
right now.
                                                            
Becky gets up off her chair and sits next to Terrance on the
bed. She puts her arm around him and leans her head against
him.
                                                            
                       BECKY
It'll be ok T. I'm here for you.
                                                            
Terrance looks her in the eye.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
You're awesome Becky.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Terrance...
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Yeah?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Don't hate me ok.
                                                            
Becky pulls Terrance in for a kiss. He pulls away from her
as their lips touch.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
What are you doing? What about
Paula?
                                                            
                       BECKY
She's over you...she told me
herself. She wants Cooper now
Terrance. Don't you want to kiss
me?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Uh...um...what about the movie?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Are you serious?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Its just I..uh..I...
                                                            
                       BECKY
You what? Left your balls in your
other pants? Come on
Terrance....I want you.
                                                            

73.

Terrance pulls back and pauses for a minute. He then grabs
Becky and they begin kissing. They have sex, and Terrance
immediately gets up and gets dressed and leaves the house.
                                                            
 
INT. VICTOR'S OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
Victor is sitting at his desk with the three thugs standing
at his desk.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
So do I need to review again, or
do you all understand?
                                                            
                       THUG #2
We get it boss.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
This time you better scare him
enough to know better than to keep
coming back.
                                                            
                       THUG #1
No problem sir.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Well then...be gone. And if I
have to talk to you guys again, it
better be to hear good news.
                                                            
The thugs leave the office, and Victor continues working on
his computer.
                                                            
 
INT. TERRANCE'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Terrance calls Paula on the telephone.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Hello.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Hey babe.
                                                            
                       PAULA
What do you want Terrance?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Listen. I know you like Cooper,
and thats fine if thats what you
want. I just want to make sure
everything is totally over between
us.
                                                            

74.

                       PAULA
I'd say so. Why are you calling?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I just wanted to hear you say
it...so I could move on.
                                                            
                       PAULA
You're a free man Terr. I'm sorry
all this happened, but I'm sure
you'll find someone who deserves
you eventually.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Thanks for clearing that up for
me. I just needed to hear it was
over from you.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I just don't see how it could work
after all we've been through. You
can be a really great guy
Terrance, I'm sure any girl would
agree.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Thats really nice Paula. Anyway I
better go.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Sarcastic)
Why? You got a hot date or
something?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I dunno. I just thought I made a
mistake, but now I don't really
know.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Mistake? What are you talking
about?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Nothing...its cool. So were good
then...friends...nothing more,
nothing less?
                                                            
                       PAULA
Friends sounds good.
                                                            

75.

                       TERRANCE
Well I've gotta figure some stuff
out, so I'll let you go.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Bye Terr...Thanks for calling. It
was nice to actually talk to you
again.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Yeah it was nice, wasn't it.
                                                            
Terrance hangs up the phone and looks at a picture of Becky
and Paula.
                                                            
 
EXT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES - NIGHT
                                                            
Freemont comes out of work and heads to his car. He is very
suspicious because of all the events that have been
happening to him, so he looks around the parking lot for any
potential problems. It seems to be just an empty bunch of
cars, so he gets in the car and begins to drive away. Parked
on the road, the thugs start their car and begin to tail
him. Freemont doesn't notice them until they run a red
light to stay with him. He speeds up a bit and they pull
out as if to pass him. The thugs start pushing him off the
road. Freemont panics and tries to fight back, but is
eventually forced off the road and into a ditch. The car
rolls and the thugs keep driving away.
                                                            
 
INT. BECKY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Paula enters Becky's room and sits on her bed beside her.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Hey girl...so how did it go with
Cooper?
                                                            
                       PAULA
He's an asshole. He used me....
                                                            
                       BECKY
Aww hun I'm sorry. Well you tried
right?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I just can't believe I fell for
him like all those other girls.
I'm so stupid.
                                                            

76.

                       BECKY
Well everything happens for a
reason. Maybe you're meant for
someone else.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I can't believe I did that to
Terrance. One night wrecked three
years and now he just wants to be
friends.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Really? He said that?
                                                            
                       PAULA
If I didn't know better I'd think
he already moved on.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Hey you're the one that said it
was over, and you wanted Cooper.
you pretty much cut all ties right
there.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Why are you saying that? You know
something don't you?
                                                            
                       BECKY
P. lets just watch a movie or
something. There is too much
drama around here. I can't even
take it.
                                                            
                       PAULA
He moved on didn't he! What do
you know? Beck you have to tell
me.
                                                            
                       BECKY
You guys are just friends...who
cares if there is another girl.
You two are OVER...you said it
yourself, you wanted Cooper. Thats
how I took it anyway....
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Interrupting)
Thats how YOU took it...what the
hell does that mean?
                                                            

77.

                       BECKY
Nothing. Look I'm kinda tired,
lets just forget the movie and
call it a night.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Fuck that! What did you do?
Answer me bitch...
                                                            
Becky puts her hand up in Paula's face interrupting her.
                                                            
                       BECKY
Ok P. Don't EVER disrespect me
like that again. You want to know
what happened? I'll tell you, but
don't you ever come into my house
and get in my face ever again.
                                                            
                       PAULA
You hit on him didn't you?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Paula come on! You said it was
over, and you didn't care if he
moved on. I invited him over for
a movie to hang out, and stuff
happened....it doesn't
matter...you wanted COOPER
remember!
                                                            
                       PAULA
You kissed my boyfriend? What
kind of best friend are you?
                                                            
                       BECKY
Your BOYFRIEND?? You weren't
together...you cheated and he came
for comfort in my arms.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Comfort? Is that what you call it
these days? I'm sure if you look
up comfort in the dictionary the
definition clearly states "the act
of backstabbing your best friend
while fucking her boyfriend!"
                                                            
                       BECKY
You know what...you've got to go.
Now.
                                                            

78.

                       PAULA
Oh I'll go alright...and I'm
taking Terrance with me.
                                                            
                       BECKY
The difference being...he's not my
boyfriend and I don't care.
                                                            
Paula slaps Becky in the face. There is a moment of
silence.
                                                            
                       BECKY
      (Serious)
P. Leave. Now. We're done.
                                                            
Paula stares at Becky for a minute and walks out the door.
                                                            
 
INT. SENIORS HOME - NIGHT
                                                            
Karen is at work looking after some of the elderly patients
when she is paged to the front desk for a phone call. It is
a call letting her know her son was in a car accident and he
is in the hospital. Karen begins to cry and runs out of
work.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Karen comes running into the hospital room looking for
Freemont.
                                                            
                       KAREN
      (Hysterical)
Where is he? Where is he?
Freemont! Where's my baby?
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Ma'am who are you looking for?
Lets just calm down....
                                                            
                       KAREN
Jackson...Freemont Jackson...I'm
his mother.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Ok ok. I'm the doctor in charge
of that patient. He'll be ok.
He's pretty banged up and we have
him on some pain killers. He
needs lots of rest, but he's down
the hall on your right.
                                                            

79.

                       KAREN
Thank you so much.
                                                            
Karen runs down the hall and into Freemont's room.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Quietly)
Hey mom.
                                                            
Karen leans in and hugs him. She holds him tightly and
kisses him on the forehead.
                                                            
                       KAREN
The doctor says you're going to be
alright baby. What happened?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Struggling)
I think it was the same
guys....from the other night.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Why are they after you Free? Is
it drugs? You don't do drugs?
                                                            
Freemont shakes his head no.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I don't know mom, but I'm scared.
                                                            
                       KAREN
It's all going to work out baby.
I'm right here with you. Mommy's
here. You're safe.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Smiles)
Thanks mom...where's Coop?
                                                            
Karen has a blank look on her face.
                                                            
 
INT. SELENA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Coopers cell phone rings, but he is too busy having sex to
answer it. His phone stops for a couple seconds, and then
starts ringing again. Cooper pauses and thinks about
answering it.
                                                            

80.

                       SELENA
      (Panting)
Don't stop baby...don't stop.
Don't answer it! Give it to
me...yeah yeah.
                                                            
Cooper continues having sex with her, but the phone starts
ringing again.
                                                            
                       SELENA
Forget about it...keep going.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Just let me check the number...it
might be important.
                                                            
Cooper rolls over and sees the number on the cell is his
mothers cell phone.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Shit I gotta take this...she
wouldn't keep calling if something
wasn't up.
                                                            
Cooper sits up on the side of the bed and answers the phone.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (On the phone)
Hello....what? Holy shit...no no
I'm just at Marco's place...I'll
be right there....yep...bye.
                                                            
Cooper hangs up the cell phone and starts to get dressed.
                                                            
                       SELENA
What are you doing? You're just
going to go? Who the hell was
that?
                                                            
                       COOPER
My brother was in an accident. He
needs me over at the hospital. I'm
sorry....raincheck?
                                                            
                       SELENA
Yeah...you owe me one.
                                                            
Cooper smiles at her and heads out of the house.
                                                            
 

81.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cooper enters the hospital room and runs up to Freemont's
bed. Karen is sleeping in one of the chairs in the room.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Are you alright bro?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
You said you'd be there...
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free...
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
You weren't there...
                                                            
                       COOPER
I know...
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
You said thats what brothers do...
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm sorry....
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
You said nothing would happen to
me....you lied.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free I don't know whats going on.
I don't get it. I swear to God
I'll find out. Somebody's gonna
pay for all the shit you've been
through...you can count on it.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Don't say things that aren't true
Coop. Just tell me it'll be ok,
and make sure it is ok.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free I told you....Somebody will
pay for this...I promise. Somebody
is going down.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Thanks brother.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I love you little brother.
                                                            

82.

Freemont smiles.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Hey Coop...
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yeah man.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Soft laugh)
Don't be a homo.
                                                            
Cooper laughs, and Freemont lays his head down and falls
asleep. Cooper heads out of the room and runs into Terrance
in the lobby.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL LOBBY - NIGHT
                                                            
Terrance enters the lobby and passes Cooper. The boys stare
at each other and don't stop to speak. Cooper almost gets
to the door, and decides to run after Terrance.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Terrance! Terrance, man...hold
up!
                                                            
Terrance pauses and waits for Cooper.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
How is he?
                                                            
                       COOPER
He looks like shit...he's sleeping
now.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Shit, I wanted to talk to him.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Look man we need to figure out
whats going on.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Coop I don't really feel like
talking to you right now.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Look dude, I'm sorry about all the
shit between us, and I understand
you being mad and all, but Free is
getting shit on for something and
I have to stop it.
                                                            

83.

                       TERRANCE
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       COOPER
I dunno man. His tires were
slashed, he got jumped outside
work, and now he's run off the
road. Someone is doing shit to
him.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
What the hell? I didn't know
about any of that.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I know...and Free doesn't do shit
to anyone.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Thats true. Well I'll do what I
can Coop, but I don't know how
much I can help out.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Just keep your ears open...I gotta
try and find out what the hell is
going on.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I will...Anyway man I'm going to
go upstairs and wait for him to
wake up.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Thanks dude.
                                                            
Cooper exits the hospital and Terrance heads to the room.
                                                            
 
EXT. PAULA'S FRONT PORCH - DAY
                                                            
Terrance pulls into Paula's driveway and gets out of the
car. She is sitting in the porch swing.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
So I got your message?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I just wanted to see you.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Did you hear about Free?
                                                            

84.

                       PAULA
Yeah thats pretty crazy, huh? How
is he?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Beaten but breathing. He should
be ok though.
                                                            
                       PAULA
I heard about you and Becky.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
What?! Paula...I...I..
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Interrupting)
It's ok Terr. We all make
mistakes.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I didn't know what to do...She
said you wanted Cooper, and you
didn't care about me....
                                                            
                       PAULA
She lies...its what she does.
Doesn't matter anyway, we don't
talk much anymore.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Whoa, I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Don't be sorry...I got what I
wanted.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Whats that?
                                                            
                       PAULA
You.
                                                            
Paula gets up and walks over to Terrance. She puts her arms
around his neck and looks into his eyes.
                                                            
                       PAULA
      (Seductively)
You do want me back...don't you
Terry?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Uh Paula...I thought we agreed we
were friends...
                                                            

85.

                       PAULA
We all make mistakes Terr. Cooper
was mine, Becky was yours. What
do you say two wrongs do make a
right...just this one time.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I have really missed you....
                                                            
                       PAULA
You know I love you Terr. We're
right for each other. You want me
back...right baby?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
What about Cooper?
                                                            
                       PAULA
He's an asshole...a mistake...a
memory. What about Becky?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Forgotten.
                                                            
                       PAULA
So is that a yes?
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I'm not sure....you said it
yourself things were going
downhill with us.
                                                            
                       PAULA
True...but everyone has problems.
Lets start fresh...make it like it
used to be, only better.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
      (Smiles)
We did have a good run.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Nobody makes me feel the way you
do Terr. You know everything
about me...I feel safe with you.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Promise me you won't lie to me
anymore?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I promise.
                                                            

86.

                       TERRANCE
And promise me you're over Cooper.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Way over.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
Are you sure this is what you
want?
                                                            
                       PAULA
I'm sure. I love you Terr.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I love you too babe.
                                                            
Terrance and Paula starts kissing.
                                                            
                       TERRANCE
I'm sorry about everything babe.
                                                            
                       PAULA
Me too. Now come inside
boyfriend.
                                                            
Terrance laugh and the two go inside holding hands.
                                                            
 
INT. MONICA'S KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Monica is sitting at the kitchen table and Victor enters.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Your boytoy paid a price.
                                                            
                       MONICA
What did you do Victor?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
He learned.
                                                            
                       MONICA
What did you do?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
He learned not to touch my
property....don't worry I'm not
done with him yet.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Victor! He's just a kid...leave
him alone.
                                                            

87.

                       VICTOR
Shut up you whore! He crossed me
once, and paid. Then he had the
nerve to come by a second
time....nobody gets away with it
twice.
                                                            
                       MONICA
What are you going to do?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
None of your concern Monica.
                                                            
                       MONICA
You won't stop til he's dead will
you?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
So you're not as dumb as you look?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Don't do this...Victor, please
don't do this. All I wanted was
your attention...I wanted to be
loved, wanted, cared for. I
thought you would try harder....
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Try harder? Before me, you were a
broke ass store clerk. You should
thank me, not fuck little boys for
attention!
                                                            
                       MONICA
Don't hurt him Victor...its my
fault.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You don't realize how good you
have it...you could have it all,
and you don't have to do
anything...but you had to screw it
up and try to embarass me.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Embarass you?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Everyone of my associates knows
you're a cheating whore. You
fucked up big time.
                                                            

88.

                       MONICA
      (Crying)
I wasn't trying to embarrass you
Victor. I just hate being home
alone...whats the point of having
it all if you have nobody to share
it with. All I wanted was for you
to love me or show me you
cared...don't hurt that boy. Take
me...leave him alone.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Careful what you wish for darling.
Now stop crying...it just gets me
annoyed before I have to go to
work.
                                                            
Victor grabs his briefcase and heads outside. Monica runs
to the window and watches him pull out of the driveway. She
picks up the phone and calls Cooper.
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (On the phone)
Cooper! Are you ok?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (On the phone)
Yeah...who is this?
                                                            
                       MONICA
      (Crying)
Its Mm...mm..Monica.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Oh hey...whats wrong? Why are you
crying?
                                                            
                       MONICA
I am so sorry for what he's done
to you....he's a bad man
Cooper...you have to watch
yourself.
                                                            
                       COOPER
What? Who is? Have you been
drinking Monica?
                                                            
                       MONICA
Cooper, listen to me. I'm
serious. Those guys that beat you
up the other night...they were
sent by my husband....and...and..
                                                            

89.

                       COOPER
Nobody beat me.....FREEMONT! Oh
shit....
                                                            
                       MONICA
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       COOPER
So it's my fault!
                                                            
                       MONICA
He's a bad man Cooper....get
away...just go.
                                                            
                       COOPER
It wasn't me Monica...they haven't
been doing stuff to me.
                                                            
                       MONICA
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       COOPER
It's my brother! They slashed his
tires, beat him up, and they even
ran him off the road....oh my
God...its all my fault.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Cooper, listen to me....listen.
Victor is crazy. He wants you
dead. You have to get your
brother out of here. He won't
stop Cooper....
                                                            
                       COOPER
Why is he doing all this?
                                                            
                       MONICA
He knows about us Cooper. He's
insanely jealous and possessive.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Where is he? I'll kick his ass.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Cooper...this is so much bigger
than you. Victor is a powerful
man...a very powerful man. He
knows shady cops, thugs at his
beck and call....you just have to
run, its the only way.
                                                            

90.

                       COOPER
I can't believe I did that to
Freemont. Thanks for calling...I
have to go find Free.
                                                            
                       MONICA
Good luck Cooper...and please be
careful.
                                                            
Monica hangs up the phone and sinks down the wall crying
with her head in her hands.
                                                            
 
INT. KAREN'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Cooper barges into Karen's bedroom. She is sitting on the
bed reading a book. He is visibly upset, and she
immediately starts to worry.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Whats wrong baby? Whats going on?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free's in trouble ma...its my
fault...I screwed up....
                                                            
                       KAREN
Cooper, honey, settle down. Slow
down....
                                                            
                       COOPER
There is a guy after Freemont
ma...he's a bad guy.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Cooper don't be silly...nobody is
after your brother, now stop it.
                                                            
                       COOPER
MOM! Listen to me. I did
something wrong, and these guys
think Free is me...thats why he
got jumped, and his tires got
slashed....they're the ones that
ran him off the road. We've got
to do something!
                                                            
                       KAREN
Cooper...you're scaring me.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm scared ma. Free is in trouble
and its all because of me.
                                                            

91.

                       KAREN
What happened? Who are these
guys? What do they want from you?
                                                            
Cooper places both his hands on top of his head, and exhales
a deep breath. He sits on the edge of Karen's bed.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Ma, I slept with his wife. He's
crazy, and apparently for some
reason he thinks Freemont is me.
His wife called me and told me
there is no changing his mind. We
have to get away from here. Free
is in serious trouble.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Cooper....Cooper...I told you to
settle down....
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Interrupting)
It's a little late for the I told
you so's ma.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Ok so if what you are telling me
is true, I think we should call
the police. They can tail Free,
and catch the guys if they try
anything.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm so scared ma. I've gotta go
see him. You call the cops, I'll
warn Free.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Baby are you sure his wife is
telling the truth?
                                                            
                       COOPER
I trust her ma...and if he is as
bad as she says, then I don't want
to stick around to find out.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Well Free is still at work, so you
should meet him there. I'll call
the police right now, and
everything will work out baby.
                                                            

92.

                       COOPER
I hope you're right.
                                                            
                       KAREN
You just get to your brother. He's
been through enough, I don't need
anymore trouble for him.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'll call you as soon as I talk to
him.
                                                            
                       KAREN
Don't forget Coop...you know I
worry. I love you.
                                                            
Karen hugs Cooper.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I love you too ma. Everything is
gonna be ok...I promise.
                                                            
Cooper exits the room and Karen picks up the phone.
                                                            
                       KAREN
I need to speak with someone right
away...I have an emergency.
                                                            
 
EXT. B.I.C. DELIVERY SERVICES INC. - DAY
                                                            
Cooper is at the lights outside B.I.C. He sees Freemont
exit the building as he gets off work. A van rushes the
door, as Freemont comes outside. The vehicle strikes him,
and some men get out and throw him into the van. Cooper
speeds into the parking lot, and the van begins to speed
away. Cooper tails them down some side streets until they
pull over in a farmer's field. There is another car parked
in the field. Cooper pulls up beside them, and three men
get out of the car holding guns.
                                                            
 
EXT. FARMER'S FIELD - DAY
                                                            
The men point their guns at Cooper and motion for him to get
out of his car. Two other men pull Freemont out of the car
and hold him so he can't get away. Cooper gets out of the
car with two guns pointed at him. There is a man in a suit
(Victor) standing beside them with Freemont and the two
other men from the van to his right.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
What are you doing here?
                                                            

93.

                       COOPER
Thats my brother.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Well your brother has crossed me.
You made a big mistake coming
here.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm the one you want....not him.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
I don't think so young man. You
see, your brother Cooper here
screwed up.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm Cooper....thats my brother. I
fucked Monica...not him!
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Looks at Freemont)
Is this true?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I have no idea what is going on.
                                                            
A thug smacks Freemont with the handle of his gun.
                                                            
                       THUG #1
Answer the question.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I'm not Cooper. I'm Freemont.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Then why did you have a Cooper
nametag on the other day at work?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
I knew I knew you from
somewhere...you're the guy from
the store.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Good memory. Well then Freemont,
you've endured quite a bit of pain
because of your brother.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free...I'm sorry. I screwed up. I
didn't know any of this was going
to happen.
                                                            

94.

                       FREEMONT
Coop...this is all because of you?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Free...I didn't know.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
So you've been paying for your
brother's mistakes. How does that
feel?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Yells)
Shut up!
                                                            
The two gunmen cock their guns into Cooper's face.
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Cooper...why? How could you let
all this happen? You said you'd
be there for me. This isn't
right...you said I'd be safe.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Looking at Cooper)
You really shouldn't make promises
you can't keep.
                                                            
                       COOPER
It's all going to be fine Free.
They want me. He has nothing to
do with this guys...let him go.
I'm the one you want.....please,
just let him go.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Don't be foolish. He's seen too
much.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Pleading)
Just let him go....he hasn't done
anything...he won't say
anything...please!
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Guys...show him what we do to
people that "won't say anything".
                                                            
The two men holding Freemont turn and start beating on him.
They punch him in the stomach and in the face, and continue
beating on him waiting for Victor's cue.
                                                            

95.

                       VICTOR
Ok thats good.
                                                            
The men stop and Freemont falls to the ground. They jerk
him right back up, and pull his hair to raise his face to
look at Cooper. Freemont is bloodied and crying.
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Crying)
Stop...Stop...please just stop. He
didn't do anything!!
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
Coo...Coo..
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Silence! No more talking. The
time for talking is done.
                                                            
                       COOPER
I'm here Free...hang in there.
                                                            
Victor snaps his fingers, and the two gunmen immediately
start pounding on Cooper.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
When I say no talking...it means
NO TALKING.
                                                            
Victor nods his head to the gunmen.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Thats good for now.
                                                            
Both brothers are beaten and being held up by thugs allowing
them to face each other.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Now I think its time we get some
information. So Cooper....why
were you following the van?
                                                            
                       COOPER
      (Still panting
       from the beating)
I...I saw them take...my...my
brother.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
No bullshit! How did you know we
would be there?
                                                            

96.

                       COOPER
I didn't.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
So you're saying it was all a
fluke? Nobody tipped you off?
                                                            
                       COOPER
Yes.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Boys show them how well I take to
bullshit.
                                                            
The thugs start beating on the boys again. They knock them
down and kick them a bit before pulling them back up.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You know...its one thing to lie
and get yourself beat up...but to
lie and let your brother pay for
your mistakes is a whole other
thing.
                                                            
Cooper looks over at Freemont who is almost out of it.
                                                            
                       COOPER
Let him go and I'll tell you.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Laughing)
Now Cooper, what makes you think
you're in any kind of position to
call shots?
                                                            
                       FREEMONT
      (Struggling)
Cooper just tell him...please.
                                                            
Cooper pauses for a minute to think. He stares at Freemont.
                                                            
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