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Reconcile ( WORK IN PROGRESS)
by R.H. (swest_nyc@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review: ****



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FADE IN:

EXT. BUILDING - NIGHT
                                                            
ESTABLISHING SHOT OF THE BUILDING NIGHT, LIGHT RAIN
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CHERYL'S OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
A tired Cheryl sits at her desk reading a letter. She can
barely keep her eyes open, she is soon interrupted by
Rochelle a young intern who has been working with Cheryl for
almost 6 months.
                                                            
                       ROCHELLE
I'll have that letter for you
tomorrow. I'm going to take off
now
                                                            
                       CHERYL
OK thanks see you tomorrow.
                                                            
                       ROCHELLE
Good night get home safe.
                                                            
                       ROCHELLE
You too.
                                                            
WE GET A SHOT OF ROCHELLE LEAVING THE BUILDING ITíS STILL
RAINING. CHERYL DOZE OFF AGAIN.
                                                            
                                         FADE IN:
                                                            
 
INT. CHERYLíS OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       ERIN
They got beds and place call homes
where you can do that you know
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Oh Erin, how long was I out for
                                                            
                       ERIN
Long enough, go home and get some
sleep
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I need too but there is so much
work.....
                                                            

2.

                       ERIN
That will be here long after you
are dead and gone, if you keep
this up.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I got a deadline, that I canít
afford to miss
                                                            
                       ERIN
You also got a life, that you
canít afford to miss either. I
promise you this work will be here
tomorrow
                                                            
                       CHERYL (con't)
Plus you look like shit. Come-on
letís go home and get you some
sleep
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I need to donít I?
                                                            
                       ERIN
Perfect time for a reunion.
                                                            
                       ERIN (con't)
By the way how was your day the
earlier part?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Same Routine, Unexciting
                                                            
Erin grabs her coat and puts it over her. They both
continues towards the door and out the building....
                                                            
 
EXT. BUILDING - NIGHT
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I got to make a quick call
                                                            
                       ERIN
Iíll wait
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Go please, Iíll be fine. Iíll see
you tomorrow
                                                            
                       ERIN
You sure
                                                            

3.

                       CHERYL
Positive, good night girl
                                                            
                       ERIN
Good night
                                                            
Cheryl goes and make the phone call.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Iím leaving now.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
As Cheryl walks toward her car she hears a strange noise
behind. She looks around nothing is there. She continues
on and hears the same strange noise this time is closer.
Again she looks back again. She walks faster the noises
keep getting closer and closer, louder and louder. She
reaches in her bag for her keys and opens the door and
quickly gets in and locks the doors. Cheryl tosses her bag
and drives off without her set belt.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - MOMENTS LATER - NIGHT
                                                            
She pulls up to the red light and dozes off until a car
behind honks her
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Shit
                                                            
SHOT OF HER DRIVING (MUSIC UP)
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. CHERYLíS HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Cheryl pulls into her drive way relief to be home still
paranoid and a little scared she sits in her car for a
minute relief to be home. She looks for her house keys and
is startle by a cat that jump on the hood of her car.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Oh shit, FUCK
                                                            
The cat hiss at her (a beat),they eye meet she then take a
Chinese restaurant menu out puts it on the dash the cat

4.

jumps off the car and runs away.
She briskly walks toward her house and hears that same noise
closely following her. She turns quickly to look behind to
find there is no one there. As she puts the key in the door
she is struck from behind and carried into her apartment.
Sheís lays in shock semi conscious enough to notice the time
on the clock and the assailant from behind as he walks back
to lock the door. He then stands over her as he then
strikes again, again until she loses all consciousness.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
A while later a young mother is up breast feeding her baby
looks out the window and see this suspicious individual
dress in black leaving the house and immediately call 911.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
The police arrives 20 minutes after the call was place to
find the door unlock. They enters the house with caution,
announcing themselves and looking around. There is no sign
of struggle or force entry. Officer Kate pushes opens the
bedroom door and comes across a bloody battered woman lying
on the bed unconscious with her clothes torn.
                                                            
                       OFFICER KATE
Oh shit, BOB, call ambulance
                                                            
                       OFFICER BOB
Shit, dispatch, I need an
ambulance at (xyz location) We
have an unconscious female early
thirties. Signs of physical abuse
and Raped
                                                            
                       OFFICER BOB (con't)
There on there way.
Kate, are you all right?
                                                            
                       OFFICER BOB
There are on they way
                                                            
                       OFFICER KATE
Yeah yeah, Iím fine
                                                            
                       OFFICER BOB
There are on they way
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

5.

INT. AMBULANCE - NIGHT
                                                            
EMT arrived on the scene.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT
                                                            
Dr. Monroe stands int he door way of the lounge area.
                                                            
                       NURSE #1
your here mighty late Dr?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Covering for Dr. Gram
                                                            
There is an annoncement over the PA notifying there is a in
coming patient. The two quick prepare for the patient
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT
                                                            
SHOT OF THE EMT TECHNICIANS RUSHING HER INTO THE HOSPITAL.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
What do we have?
                                                            
                       EMT- GRATH
Young lady 37 physically and
sexually assaulted.
                                                            
                       EMT- BUTCH
She is pretty bad Doc
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
She gone into shock. Letís get
her in surgery right away.
                                                            
SHOT OF DR. MONROE OPERATING
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cheryl lays in the bed in deep sleep after her emergency
surgery. Dr. Monroe stands over her checking on her.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 

6.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Dr. Monroe explain to a young resident doctor Cheryl's
status
                                                            
                       COLIN
Medication seems to be wearing
off?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Nightmares, she going to be fine.
Have someone check on her
periodically.
                                                            
                       COLIN
Yes sir
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The sun is making itís way up. The hospital is quiet a
nurse (Leslie) and doctor (Dr. Heather Gram) stands by the
receptionist desk conversing. Then a loud terrifying scream
come from down the hall.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
No
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Oh my GOD - Cheryl, Oh what
happened?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Please donít let him hurt me.
Please donít let him hurt me.
Please donít .. hurt me
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL, MONROEíS OFFICE - MORNING - DAY
                                                            
Dr. Monroe enters his office in the morning. He looks over
a few things and prepares his day, finds a note on his desk
from Colin.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Hello this is Dr. Curtis Monroe,
Iím a doctor here at Mercy
hospital. The number here is
555-9999 ext 333 or have a
receptionist page me or Dr. Colin
            (MORE)

7.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE (cont'd)
Thomas. You can also page me
directly at 1210-333-4444 leave me
a massage and I will call you back
at my earliest convenience. Thank
you
                                                            
                       COLIN
How you doing this morning Dr?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Fine Dr. Thomas how are you?
                                                            
                       COLIN
Not bad, did you get in touch with
Cherylís relatives?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Answering machine, left a message
hopefully someone will return the
call soon - good job son
                                                            
                       COLIN
Thanks, I can try calling
periodically
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
HEATHER WALKING THROUGH THE DOOR JUST IN TIME TO SEE CHERYL
HAVING ANOTHER TERRIFYING NIGHTMARE.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
No, no, no, stop, please stop
                                                            
She jumps abruptly out of her sleep.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Your fine.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Donít let him hurt me
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I wonít, I wonít let anyone hurt
you.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 

8.

INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Morning Tanya
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
Good morning how you doing?
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Good.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Good morning ladies
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Good morning doctor
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
Good morning.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Do you know if anyone contacted
her family?
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
I have no idea
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Who are you talking about?
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
A young lady that came in last
night?
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
If Iím not mistaken I believe that
she is Dr. Monroeís patient you
might want to check with him.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Thank you, by the way please have
someone keep a close eye on her!
                                                            
Wendy stops her as she walks off....
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
are you alright
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Iím fine
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 

9.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The room is semi dark the food technician is delivering food
in Cheryl room. Cheryl opens her eyes and notice Norman
from the back.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BRANDYíS OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Brandy is drawn back by the ringing phone.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
      (looking at the
       caller ID)
Hello, this is Brandy
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Brandy?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
This is she
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Brandy, this is Heather, how are
you?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Heather, hi how you doing?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Not to good
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Heather Iím swamp right now, can I
give you a call back in a few
minute.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Brandy, this is extremely
important
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Whatís going on?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I donít know how to tell you this
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Tell me what Heather
                                                            

10.

                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Itís Cheryl
                                                            
                       BRANDY
What about Cheryl? What are you
talking about?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Cherylís here in the hospital and
I need you to come here.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
What are you talking about?
Cherylís home she took the day off
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Listen to me, Cheryl is here, I
need you to come here now, please
Brandy I wouldn't have call you
out of the blue telling you that
your sister is here. Now please
Brandy hurry.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
OK I'm coming. Is she alright?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Just come ask for me when you get
here.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Is she alright?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
She is fine
                                                            
Brandy hangs up the phone grabs her things and exits in a
hurry.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL MONROEíS OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Heather knocks on a slightly opened door where Curtis Monroe
sits look over a patience chart.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Come in
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Hello Doctor got a minute
                                                            

11.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
For you a lifetime sure come on
in.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE (con't)
You donít look too good. Are al
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Fine, how you doing?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Good thanks! Are you sure
everything is OK?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Positive
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
What can I do for you?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
The young lady that came in last
night
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
      (looking through
       his paper work)
Cheryl Hunter what about her?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
She is a very, very good friend of
mine and if there is anything that
I can do to help please let me
know.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Iím truly sorry about what
happened your friend and I will
take extra care of her
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Thank you
                                                            
She gets up to leave
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Heather, do you know of any one
that I can contact to notify them
of the situation, I try calling a
Brandy but got the answering
machine left a message. I also
have
                                                            

12.

                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I contacted her sister earlier, I
wasn't sure if any did at that
time. She's on her way.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Thank you
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - DAY
                                                            
On the way to the hospital
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Come-on, move, move it and watch
where you are going? Stupid
                                                            
Cab driver honks horn a waves her off.
                                                            
                       BRANDY (con't)
You fucking moron, move
                                                            
                       BRANDY (con't)
What are you doing stupid.
                                                            
                       CAB DRIVER
Oh shut up and learn to drive,
stupid
                                                            
                       BRANDY
If I wasnít in a rush I would
drive my foot up your ass. Look
                                                            
                       CAB DRIVER
Oh hush you, Ahh.....
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Yeah, stupid. Fucking, -- boy wooo
                                                            
                                         FADE IN:
                                                            
                       FORIEGN PASSENGER
My goodness, she in a rush.
                                                            
                       CAB DRIVER
She is a crack head, probably on
her way to get a hit.
                                                            
                                         FADE IN:
                                                            
 

13.

EXT. HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Brandy pulls into the parking lot jumps out of the car and
runs into the hospital building.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Brandy runs into the hospital towards the receptionist desk.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Hi, Dr. Heather Gram
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
Sheís in surgery
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Can you tell me what room is
Cheryl Hunter in?
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
Sure, and you are?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Her sister, my name is Brandy
Hunter
                                                            
Tanya looks at her strangely
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
Sister?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Is that a problem?
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
OK give me a second,
- Sheís in room 118, down the
corner to your left. Third door
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Thanks you
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
No problem.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 

14.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
ďSTILL 1ST DAYĒ
                                                            
Cheryl lays in deep sleep while Dr. Monroe checks on her.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Brandy walks down the hallway looking for the room. Opens
door as Dr. Monroe is on his way out. Brandy notices her
sister laying there in the hospital bed. And she breaks
down crying as Dr, Monroe ushers her out of the room
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Hello there
                                                            
Brandy breaks down crying
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Oh my GOD
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE (con't)
Miss, miss please come with me
                                                            
                       BRANDY
No GOD, NO
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Sheís going to be fine, we are
taking good care of here.
                                                            
Wendy walks out of the elevator to notice the situation.
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Can you fax these for me?
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
Sure
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Whatís going on here?
                                                            
                       TANYA - RECEPTIONIST
Thatís her sister
                                                            
Heather enters
                                                            

15.

                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
What going on?
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Nothing, Curtis is handling it
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Brandy sits in the room crying
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Here drink this
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE (con't)
Are you all right?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Yeah I think so
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
What's your name?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Brandy
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Brandy, Iím Dr. Curtis Monroe
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE (con't)
Whatís the relationship between
you too?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (gasping for
       breath and crying)
She is my sis, sis, sister. She's
my sister
                                                            
                       CHERYL
- Sister? - Did anyone inform you
on what happen here?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Heather called and told me that
Cheryl was in an accident and
sheís in the hospital and I
hurried over.
                                                            

16.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
This is a delicate situation and
there is no easy way to put this
so forgive me. Cheryl was
assaulted
                                                            
                       BRANDY
What do you mean assaulted?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
She was physically and sexually
assaulted
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Your sister (Ms. Hunter) bruise
ribs and also a slightly bruise
jaw which we had to temperary
wired back into place, her
shoulder was also seperated so was
two fingers on her right hand,
vaginal lacerations, syncope which
is....
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Fainting
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Exactly, we took blood samples
which checks for any diseases,
that should be back in a week or
two. And also semen sample to see
if we have a DNA match of any
sexual offender in the past. That
goes to the police department who
will then conduct and
investigation hopefully leading to
capture of the perpetrator., Here
is my card. Do you have any
questions?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Is it as bad as it sounds
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Well from my examination the
crushing blow that she suffered to
her ribcage and upper abdomen
didnít rupture anything, luckily
it was just bruised which is also
serious because when dealing with
the human anatomy internally
everything is serious, cause one
thing can lead to another or cause
infections or something else. But
            (MORE)

17.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE (cont'd)
thatís not the case here!
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Please tell me, she is going to be
alright and you are going to do
your best to make sure of that!
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
You have my word, she is going to
be fine. But there is going to be
more emotional damage than
anything physical.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Can I see her?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Sure, she going to be
unresponsive, but that because of
the medication. If you have any
questions please donít hesitate to
call.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Thank you
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Your very welcome, shall we
                                                            
Dr. Monroe walks her back to the room.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - CONTINUOUS - DAY
                                                            
                       BRANDY
      (Crying)
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
This is helping with her
breathing, the damage was not
severe but we donít want them to
work any harder than they have
too. We had to do emergency
surgery on her jaw and we also
cast her borken fingers. Other
than that she is going to be fine
                                                            
The tears roll down her face
                                                            

18.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Iíll be right outside if you need
me!
                                                            
Brandy stands over her.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Dr. Monroe walks Brandy down the hallway to the elevator.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Sheís going to be fine. Go home
and get some rest and Iíll keep
you posted.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Easier sad than done
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
It is, but Just try....
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Thank you
                                                            
Brandy gets on the elevator.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Brandy breaks the tragic news to office.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK.
                                                            
 
INT. BRANDY OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Erin walks in....
                                                            
                       ERIN
How you holding up
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Not to good, I don't know
                                                            
                       ERIN
I was here with her she was
sleeping on her desk and I stop by
to tell her she needs to go home
and maybe, maybe if I didnít force
            (MORE)

19.

                       ERIN (cont'd)
her to leave this would have
happened.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
OH Erin, please donít you blame
yourself for this. You didnít do
anything wrong you were just
concerned for her well being.
                                                            
                       ERIN
but maybe if I
                                                            
                       BRANDY
No, no stop it, donít you do this,
not now, itís not your fault, you
didnít do anything but show
concern for a friend, so donít
start blaming yourself. Please we
donít need to blame anyone but the
one who did this
                                                            
                       ERIN
Look I found this
                                                            
                       BRANDY
What is it?
                                                            
                       ERIN
Itís information for sexually
assaulted victims and how to help
them through horrifying ordeals.
There is allot of information to
help friends and family also.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Did you read this
                                                            
                       ERIN
Twice
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Thanks.
                                                            
                                         FADE IN:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL CAFERTERIA - AFTERNOON - DAY
                                                            
Heather, Wendy and Dr. Monroe having lunch.
                                                            

20.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Oh Dr. Gram I forgot to mention,
Cheryl's sister stop by this
morning
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
What time was this?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
I can't recall, but I believe that
you were in surgery.
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Was that the young lady from this
morning?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
yes ma'am she took it as expected
after all it's her sister.
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
How is she doing?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Well sheís still experiencing
flash back and nightmares. I
haven't had a chance to engage her
but hopefully soon.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Leslie checks on Cheryl
                                                            
                       LESLIE
Oh Iím sorry, Oh GOD
                                                            
Pause and take a deep breath
                                                            
                       LESLIE (con't)
Iím sorry, I didnít mean to wake
you.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (Silent)
                                                            
                       LESLIE
Are you alright?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Whatís that?
                                                            

21.

                       LESLIE
Medication It will make you feel
alittle better, drowsy but itís to
ease the pain
                                                            
                       LESLIE (cont'd)
I bought you some flowers to liven
up the room. Do you mind if I
open this (window)
                                                            
                       CHERYL
shakes head no
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - CONTINUOUS - DAY
                                                            
Enters Dr. Monroe
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Good morning, Leslie
                                                            
                       LESLIE
Morning doctor
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
How are you?
                                                            
                       LESLIE
Fine thanks, and yourself?
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Good, thanks!
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE (cont'd)
Hello young lady, Iím Dr. Monroe!
Youíve been sleeping so much I
didnít get the chance to introduce
my self but nonetheless, I am your
doctor
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (quiet)
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
How do you feel?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (quiet)
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Iím hear to help you.
                                                            

22.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Cheryl I need to take a look at
your wounds
                                                            
As Dr. Monroe approaches the tears begin to roll down
Cheryl's face as she turns and looks at Leslie. The closer
he gets the more tense and defensive she becomes. He notice
he reluctants and back off.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (looks away)
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Cheryl look at me Iím
                                                            
As the medication begins to take effect Cheryl begins
reminiscing the MAN that attacked her. She begins sceaming
and fighting. Dr. Monroe and Leslie subdue staff members
walking by rush in to help
                                                            
                       CHERYL
No, please, please donít
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ELEVATOR - DAY
                                                            
Heather and Wendy exits the elevator enjoying a laugh
together until the commotion interrrupts them
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
What in the hell
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Whatís going on?
                                                            
                       NURSE #1
I honestly don't know
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - CONTINUOUS - DAY
                                                            
Dr. Monroe and Leslie is still trying to calm Cheryl down.
Heather walks into the room while Wendy stands on the
outside and looks on.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Cheryl, Cheryl
                                                            

23.

                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Cheryl, Cheryl sweetie itís me,
Heather, Cheryl look at me no one
is going to hurt you.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
No, please
                                                            
Wendy starts to usher everyone out of the room. Heather
notices Cheryl fear is directed at Dr. Monroe.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Cheryl, look at me no one is going
to hurt, Cheryl
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Please, no Oh God, no
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Weíre here to help.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
      (looking at Curtis
       and them Cheryl)
Curtis please, let me handle this,
please
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
What, leave?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Curtis please, look at her, she
terrified of you, if you want to
help her do it by leaving! I got
this under control; please.
                                                            
Dr. Monroe looks at Heather and slowly walks out. Wendy
looks at him as he walks out of the room.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
OK he's leaving alright. Heís
gone. Itís just you me and Leslie
and Iím not going to hurt you. Iím
not going.... Cheryl, Cheryl stay
with me, your bleeding and I need
to take care of your arm
                                                            
Cheryl feeling a sense of comfort and protection, calms down
slightly and accepts help from her. Heather cautiously
moves in close. Cheryl still traumatize and crying is still
slightly reluctant.
                                                            
                                         FADE IN:
                                                            
 

24.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Cheryl lays on the bed calm as Heather fix the cut on her
arm.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
You might feel a little
discomfort!
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Stay please
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Iíll be back I promise, Leslie
will be with you
                                                            
This is not finish! Please give your opinion so far. I
thank you in advance for what ever comment you can give
whether good to not so good. Thanks
                                                            
                       LESLIE
Your'e alright, you are going to
be fine
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BRANDYíS OFFICE - LATER - DAY
                                                            
                       ERIN
Where are you off to?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Iím heading to the hospital to
check on Cheryl
                                                            
                       ERIN
Give her my love and well wishes
                                                            
                       ROCHELLE
Yes please, give her a hug for me
                                                            
                       BRANDY
I will. I hate to be worry some
but please be-careful on your way
home
                                                            
                       ROCHELLE
We will
                                                            
                       BRANDY
I'll see you tomorrow
                                                            

25.

                       ERIN
Ok take care and you becareful
also
                                                            
                       BRANDY
I will.
                                                            
                       ERIN
Brandy are they allowing her to
have any visitors
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Not yet but I will let you know
when they do.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
Wendyís office. Heather and Wendy are talking.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I would like Cheryl transferred
under my care
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
WHAT? You have got to be nuts or
are you just out of your mind?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Hear me out before you start over
reacting
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
I donít know if you should, I mean
for me to even sit here and even
entertain what you just said.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I know it may sound a bit crazy
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Crazy, you cannot be serious
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Iím dead serious, as crazy as that
might sound. I think that,... I
know that at this time she would
be better in my care and Iím not
questioning Curtis ability to care
for her.
                                                            

26.

                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
So what do you call it?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I just think that itís better if
sheís place under my care.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
So you just expect me to up and
put her under your care just like
that, and what do I tell Curtis?,
That she would be better in
Heatherís care than yours
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Yes, if thatís the truth, why not
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
I canít do that. In case you
forgot he is a doctor also. A very
qualified doctor I might add
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Listen I know he is, but why not,
we are all professionals
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Yes we are all grown and we are
suppose to be professionals.
Arenít we, and we should act like
it.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Yes we are suppose to be
professionals. Arenít we, and we
should act like it.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Don't ridicule or chastize me
Wendy.
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
I'm not, I just want you realize
what you asking me to do.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Do you realize what Iím asking you
to do?
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
I donít think you do, did you see
what happen today?
                                                            

27.

                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Yes, I saw, and Iím not going to
question his professional ability
and thatís exactly what you are
asking me to do. Iím sorry can do
that!
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Yeah me too....
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RECEPTIONIST DESK - CONTINUOUS - DAY
                                                            
WE SEE BRANDY GETTING HER PASS AND WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - EVENING - NIGHT
                                                            
Brandy slowly walks into the room and Cheryl quickly turns
as the door opens. Her nervous concern look was soon
replace with a comforting smile and extended arms as she
sees her sisters face for the first time. A shower of
tears, desperate cries of apologies, embarrassment and
sorrow soon take over
                                                            
                       BRANDY
How you feel?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Look at me! Just look at me
                                                            
                       CHERYL (cont'd)
I should have been more careful
and I wouldnít be in this mess
                                                            
                       BRANDY
No, no itís not your fault
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I should have fought harder
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Don't do that, please donít blame
yourself. Please don't you did
nothing wrong
                                                            
Pause as she wipes the tears from her face
                                                            

28.

                       CHERYL
Hey, how are you doing?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Donít worry about me, Iím fine,
Iím fine....
                                                            
                       CHERYL
You donít look fine
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Tired I guess. I heard you had a
pretty eventful day
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I'm losing my mind
                                                            
                       BRANDY
You going to be fine. It's going
to take some time but I promise
you everything is going to be fine
                                                            
                       CHERYL
I hope so
                                                            
                       BRANDY
It will
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - MORNING - DAY
                                                            
2ND DAY
                                                            
Cheryl wakes to see Brandy standing at the window.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
What are you doing here?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (Cont'd)
Why aren't you not at work?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
The job isn't going anywhere! They
told me to take as much time as I
need
                                                            
                       BRANDY
How you feel?
                                                            

29.

                       CHERYL
Worthless, like shit, used, does
that some it up?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Don't be so negative
                                                            
                       CHERYL
What else is there?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
How about I'm feeling better, I'm
recovering and ready to get on
with my life.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
What life?, How am I suppose to do
that genius?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (Cont'd)
Let me guess. Just forget it
happen right?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Why no(pause) ....
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Why not?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Come on now tell me what exactly
in the hell a saying
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Cheryl listen,
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (Cont'd)
Let me see, go to therapy sit on a
couch let some rocket scientist
with a degree and no common sense
tell me some bullshit that's
supposed to make me fell better.
Well I'm sorry I don't Brandy. I
had everything taken away from me
but my life, just like that. Now
how the FUCK I'm I suppose to
feel, you have no idea what I'm
going through
                                                            

30.

                       BRANDY
Your right I don't
                                                            
Brandy eyes fill with water at Cheryl lashes out
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Well until you do, please give
your advice to someone who can use
it best, because I don't need it.
I don't even know who I am any
more.
                                                            
                       BRANDY
I'm wondering the same thing.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Fuck you Brandy
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM -CONTINUOUS - DAY
                                                            
Dr. Heather Gram walks in as Brandy walks off....
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Hey Brandy
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Hey girl, how are you?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I'm fine, is everything all right
here?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Yeah it's fine, I'll be back
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
OK see you.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
How are you doing?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Don't asked
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Well I just did
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Leave me alone
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
That's not an option here
                                                            

31.

                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
      (Cont'd)
It will get better
                                                            
                       CHERYL
What?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Whatever it it that you too crazy
girls arguing about
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Whatever
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Relax
                                                            
Heather continue to check out Cheryl. (Ex. Jaw, kidney,
Ribs etc. Then remove the IV from her arm)
                                                            
Grimace with a little pain
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Where do you feel the pain most?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Does that really matter? I feel
it!
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
OK, now take a deep breath
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (Breathe)
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Can you give me a deep one.
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (Breathe)
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Deeper
                                                            
                       CHERYL
      (Breathe)
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Come on you can do better than
that give me a really deep one as
best as you can
                                                            

32.

                       CHERYL
LOOK! That's the best I can do.
Anything deeper than that, do it
yourself.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I'm only trying to help you
                                                            
                       CHERYL
Yeah....so is everyone else.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Brandy exits the restroom and slowly walks down the hallway.
Dr. Monroe standing at the receptionist desk glances at her
from the side.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Brandy
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Hello Doctor
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Is everything alright?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Ye... Yeah I'm fine
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Are you sure?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
      (Shakes head yes)
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Where are you off too?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Nowhere in particular
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Well I'm on my way to check on
your sister would you like to....
                                                            
                       BRANDY
No, no I'll be back alittle later.
Plus Dr. Gram is with her now.
                                                            

33.

                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
Hey don't let me hold you, I talk
to you, take care and I'll see you
later
                                                            
Dr. Monroe walks towards the room
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - MOMENTS LATER - DAY
                                                            
Heather opens the door and is startle by Dr. Monroe's.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
      ((light scream))
Curtis, you almost gave me a
nervous break down
                                                            
Cheryl jumps up and looks towards the door.
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
I'm sorry, are you alright?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Fine, I'm fine, didn't expect to
see you as soon as I open the door
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
That makes two of us. Excuse me
                                                            
Wendy walks to the receptionist desk and looks on from afar
discreetly.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
She's fine, I check on her already
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
That's good, and I thank you, but
I would like to preform my own
checks up.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Curtis I don't think that's a good
idea. She needs her rest
                                                            
                       DR. CURTIS MONROE
I have a job to do.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Curtis, I understand that....
                                                            
Wendy walks over and interjects in the conversation
                                                            

34.

                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Hey, hey this is neither the time
or place for this. This is a
hospital not a bar or hang out
spot. So please, thank you
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
      (Cont'd)
Heather can I see you in my
office.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WENDY'S OFFICE -LATER - DAY
                                                            
Heather sits in Wendy's office waiting. Her patience is
running thin waiting, she gets up and walks toward the door
and on her way out is met by Wendy.
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Have a seat. I'll get right to
the point. Your behavior was
totally out of line, infantile and
unprofessional. She is in the
hands of a capable, caring
professional who has her best
interest in mind and can handle
the situation and I will not have
you continue to interfare or
criticize. So I would advice you
to let him do his job before I
have to interject.
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Is that it?
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
No, and I don't expect to see a
repeat of today's incident ever
again, Are we clear?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Are we done?
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Not until we are clear that this
situation with not show it's ugly
head again. Now are we clear?
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
Don't you dare treat me like I'm
some child.
                                                            

35.

                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Then I suggest that you stop
acting like one
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
I think we are done here
                                                            
                       DR. WENDY WRIGHT
Just as long as we are clear
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
We're done
                                                            
As Heather walks to the door she stop and looks back....
                                                            
                       DR. HEATHER GRAM
      (Cont'd)
You know what, you really don't
understand what is going on here
                                                            
CLOSE SHOT OF WENDY AS HEATHER WALKS OUT AND CLOSE THE DOOR
THEN CUT BACK TO HEATHER STANDING OUTSIDE OF THE DOOR. THEN
CUT BACK TO A SLOW CLOSE UP OF WENDY.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RECEPTIONIST DESK - MID DAY - DAY
                                                            
Officer Kate dress in street clothes at the receptionist
desk. She walks down the hallway to cheryl's room.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
                       OFFICER KATE
Excuse me, may I come in?
                                                            
                       BRANDY
Sure, can we help you?
                                                            
                       OFFICER KATE
      (show badge)
Is this a bad time?
                                                            
                       CHERYL
No
                                                            


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From Ry Date 5/11/2007 ****
Very, very intriguing. Great story, Plot. However I am very interested to see where you are going to take this. Looking forward for MORE.... Excellent


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