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The Promise
by Andrew DeBennnett (sirmix_alot16@yahoo.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Drama   User Review:
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the story of a boy who had a dream of the big time and the love and struggle he found on the way there.


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THE PROMISE

FADE IN:

EXT. CEMETARY - DAY
                                                            
The shot pans out and we see a rainy damp day over a
cemetery. August, 2007 appears on screen then disappears.
There is a large group of people standing in a circle by a
grave. There is a pastor, and a group of people who we now
know is the family of the departed. Off to the right of the
group is a young lady, dressed all in black. She has red
hair and is very pretty. There is a tear falling from one of
her eyes as she stares down at the grave. In her hand is a
single red rose.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY (V.O)
love comes in many different
forms. It can be found anywhere
you look. The beauty of two people
walking hand in hand is wonderful.
But for me, it's all I think
about. Only the sound of my tears
getting louder and louder keep me
awake at night, while I lay in my
now lonely cold bed that once held
comfort to the love of my every
dream. Life now seems like a
bitter memory of what I wish I had
back.
                                                            
The shot then pans out and fades into black. Then it fades
out to show a school. The date appears on screen and we see
that we are taken back 4 months into the past. It is now
April, 2007. There is a large school in view. We hear the
school bell ring and a large group of kids coming running
out. The shot moves into the school and stops onto a certain
group of friends. We see Andrew walking with a bunch of his
friends behind him. They all walk towards a flight of
stairs. Sit down, and begin talking.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
                       BRANDON
So are we all still down for the
film after school or what?
                                                            

2.

                       NICK
Yeah, we just have to stop by the
film room to get the equipment.
You know where to go after school
right?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Yeah. Right here by the senior
pond right?
                                                            
                       NICK
Right. Make sure you know what you
need to do when we start filming
your scene.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
      (Sarcasticly)
Yes mother.
                                                            
All three boys laugh when they notice that Andrew is not
laughing with them. They look over at him and see him
staring off in the distance. They look in the direction he
is looking in and see what we establish now is a group of
girls.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (in an angry like
       tone)
damn popular people. I hate them.
They think they are so better than
us regular people.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
we're not regular people.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
what do you mean? Yes we are. We
are just like everyone around us.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
no we're not. We are film geeks.
Get it right.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
No we're not. I mean yeah we like
to film and it's not like we are
ever in our dreams going to have
one of our films made into an
actual film.
                                                            

3.

                       ANDREW
see that's where you are wrong. I
know that we will have one of our
films made. I believe we will.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
Oh great. Here he goes with his
little fantasy of him actually
having a film made.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (Laughing)
hey we all fantasize right? His
are just crazy.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yeah whatever. You will all see.
                                                            
The school bell rings and Andrew, Brandon, Brian, and Nick
get up and head toward their next class.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
AFTER SCHOOL
                                                            
There are a few kids in the hallway when Andrew appears from
the classroom. As he walks out, the shot rotates around
behind him and we see the same group of girls approaching
his way. Andrew does his best at trying to avoid any contact
from them. When Andrew trips over his shoe lace and bumps
into one of the girls, knocking his and her stuff to the
ground.
                                                            
                       STAFF
Uhh. What a cluts.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (stutters)
I...I...I'm sorry. Here let me get
that for you.
                                                            
                       STAFF
No. here I got it. Wait. No.
(Looks up at friends) I will catch
you guys later.
                                                            
The two remaining girls walk out of view and leave Ashley
and Andrew alone in the hallway picking up all the stuff
that had fallen out of their hand. As Ashley was gathering
up her stuff she notice's a stack of papers that are stapled

4.

together. She picks it up and reads the front cover. We see
a shot of the papers she is holding and it reads "scripted"
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
hi. i'm ashley. scripted huh?
                                                            
Andrew quickly grabs the stack of papers from her and hides
it into his folder. Then Andrew gets up and walks away.
Ashley watches him walk away and has a puzzled look on her
face.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (talks to self)
yeah. thanks. nice to meet you to.
whatever.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE - DAY
                                                            
It is the next day and we see Andrew walking on his way to
school. He comes to a corner and sees Ashley across the
street. He crosses and begins to walk along side Ashley.
They walk half way before Ashley realizes who is next to
her.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
hey you're that strange kid from
yesterday. The one who knocked all
my books out of my hand.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yeah. Sorry about that. (Begins to
walk a little faster)
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
what's the hurry? School doesn't
start for almost another hour.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
but aren't u embarrassed to be
seen with me? I ain't a popular
guy the last time I checked.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (laughs)
ohh don't worry about that. We're
not even at school. Who cares what
they think. It's just one of those
high school things.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
oh I see.
                                                            

5.

                       ASHLEY
yeah. But aren't you one of those
guys who goes around and films
stuff?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yeah I am a film geek. But how did
you know I film?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well for starters you happen to
have a script in your backpack and
because I seen you and your
friends yesterday after school
filming.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
oh. I see.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
did you write that script
yourself?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yeah.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
that's cool.
                                                            
Ashley and Andrew walk towards school as the shot pans out
farther as they proceed to school.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL LUNCH AREA - DAY
                                                            
It is now lunch time again and we see Andrew and his friends
appear and proceed to their usual spot. They sit and begin
talking.
                                                            
                       NICK
Andrew where were you yesterday?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
huh? Oh. Yeah sorry about that. I
caught up with something and it
totally slipped my mind.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
what did you get caught up with?
                                                            

6.

                       ANDREW
      (thinks real
       quickly)
I forgot that I had to watch my
little sister and you know how my
mom gets when she is mad.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
yeah we all do. I would hate being
around her when she gets angry.
                                                            
ALL FOUR LAUGH
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
we see Ashley and her friends walking up the hall when they
stop in front of a building across from Andrew and his
friends. Andrew sees her and waves slightly as not to let
anyone see him waving to her. Ashley looks across and
notices Andrew waving to her along with her friends. They
stare at Ashley as to watch her next move. Ashley looks at
her friends, laughs and then walks away. While Andrew was
waving, his friends see who is waving to and has a dislike
to what he is doing.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
see. They act like we don't exist.
Which is bull. Just because we are
not in their group doesn't mean
they have to treat us like crap,
and Andrew what are you doing even
trying to communicate with them
anyway?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
nothing.
                                                            
Andrew gets up and begins to walk away.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
where are you going?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
look, I don't need you guys
telling me who I can and can not
talk to. I am going to go to my
locker. I will see you all later.
                                                            
The shot shows Andrew walking away from the group and
heading into a building, leaving his friends behind.
                                                            
 

7.

EXT. SCHOOL AREA - DAY
                                                            
AFTER SCHOOL
                                                            
Andrew sitting in a small corner by a large poll like fence.
He is writing something. Then Ashley walks into view by
herself and notices Andrew sitting alone. She walks up to
him.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
hey. What are you doing sitting
here all alone?
                                                            
ANDREW LOOKS AROUND TO SEE IF ANYBODY IS LOOKING AT THEM.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
don't worry my friends aren't
here. They usually leave way
before school lets out.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
oh. You're talking to me. Last
time I checked I didn't exist.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
look. I know you said hi to me but
you got to understand. I don't
want my friends to know who I was
talking to behind their backs.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I see.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
so what are you doing out here all
by your self?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
just going over some corrections
to my little script I wrote.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
cool. Mind if I sit with you and
see it?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (confused)
sure. I guess.
                                                            
Ashley sits down next to Andrew and reaches over and grabs
the script and begins to look at it.
                                                            

8.

                       ASHLEY
wait. Isn't this the script I seen
earlier? The one that fell out of
your folder?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah. I have been working on that
for a long time now.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Yeah? You want to be a film maker
or something?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah. I want to be a famous
director. You wanna know
something?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Sure. What is it?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I have this promise that i made to
myself that one day my script will
actually become an actual movie.
and one day i would like to share
that promise with someone special.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
that's cool. Who knows? Maybe one
day it will. (smiles)
                                                            
JUST THEN ASHLEY'S CELL PHONE RINGS.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY (cont.)
Hello? Oh hi dad. Yes. Ok I will
be there shortly. Yes dad. Ok bye.
(Looks over at Andrew) well I have
to go now. It was fun talking to
you.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah. I will see you around I
guess.
                                                            
Ashley gets up and walks down the stairs, turns around and
waves goodbye to Andrew. She then walks out of the gate and
out of the shot. The shot pans back to Andrew who was
watching Ashley leaves. He looks down at his papers, gathers
them up and puts them away. Andrew gets up and walks out of
view.
                                                            
 

9.

EXT. LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY
                                                            
In this shot we see Andrew walking down the street while
listening to what we believe to be a music player. He looks
around as to make sure no one is following him or anything.
He approaches an odd looking house and walks into the back
yard. The shot follows him as he walks through the back yard
and lifts up a lose board in the fence.
                                                            
                                         PAN LEFT
                                                            
now on the other side the shot swings around and we see a
building with a sign reading "California Local Shelter"
Andrew walks up to the building, waves to one of the kids
who is standing outside and walks in. we now see where
Andrew lives and the secret he has not told anyone.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE THE SHELTER - DAY
                                                            
Andrew enters the shelter where there are a bunch of kids
playing around and laughing. Andrew proceeds towards his cot
like bed and sits down. Just them a shelter staff member
approaches him.
                                                            
                       STAFF
hello Andrew. How was school
today?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
good. It was good.
                                                            
                       STAFF
what did you learn today?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
nothing really. It was all a
repeat for kids who were absent
yesterday.
                                                            
                       STAFF
      (sits next to
       andrew)
so did you make any new friends
today?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Nope. Same friends for the last 4
years.
                                                            

10.

                       STAFF
Are you sure? Come on I know there
is something you are not telling
me.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well there is this girl I have
been talking to the last couple
days.
                                                            
                       STAFF
oh really? Well who is she? What's
her name?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
her name is Ashley. She is one of
the popular girls at school.
                                                            
                       STAFF
wow. A popular girl. Way to go.
(Notice's Andrew's sad look)
what's wrong? Don't you like her?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well yes. But she is in the
popular crowd and I am not. I am
just an orphan who doesn't have
many friends.
                                                            
                       STAFF
well why would that matter?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
because. She is in a totally
different group than I am. She has
many friends. Everyone knows her.
What do I have? Nothing. No
friends. No one knows me. It just
would never be.
                                                            
                       STAFF
well whatever happens, just know
that you will always have friends
here, and if you keep your mind on
your goal in life who knows what
could happen.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yeah. Wish that were true. (lays
down and pulls covers over his
head)
                                                            

11.

The staff member gets up and walks over to another kid who
is playing with a ball and joins in on his fun. While Andrew
is buried in his covers, he lets out a sigh and falls
asleep.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S DAD'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
We see Ashley with her dad in his car. There is a bitter
silence between the two until they come to a red light.
                                                            
                       DAD
So how was school?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
it was ok. Got an A on my essay.
                                                            
                       DAD
that's good. Congratulations.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
thank you.
                                                            
                       DAD
you're welcome. (pauses) Say did
you forget something yesterday?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
No I don't think so. Why did I
forget something?
                                                            
                       DAD
yes you did actually.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well what did I forget to do dad?
                                                            
                       DAD
      (slightly rasing
       voice)
you forgot to meet your mother at
the doctor's office after school.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (slightly rasing
       voice as well)
But dad, I told you that I had
study group that day. We even made
plans with the neighbor that she
would meet mom at the doctor's
office!
                                                            

12.

                       DAD
      (Yelling)
THAT IS NO EXCUSE! See this is why
me and your mother think the same
when we say that you are
irresponsible.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Yelling)
oh give me a break dad. Like you
are any better. Where were you
when mom needed you the most?
                                                            
                       DAD
Don't talk to me like that young
lady. I am your father.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
since when dad? You tell when you
have actually been a father and I
will be there to listen. Till then
don't even mention the word
father.
                                                            
The two arrive at Ashley's house and she gets out of the car
in an angry way. she turns around looks at her father.
                                                            
                       DAD
Behave young
                                                            
Ashley slams the car door on her father just before he can
finish his sentence and walks off towards her house.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - NIGHT
                                                            
Andrew is walking along the street with his jacket on
observing all the sight around him. He turns a corner and
begins to walk down a little bit when he hears loud
screaming noises. They get louder and louder as he gets
closer to the yelling.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
I DIDN'T SAT YOU COULD GO TO THAT
PARTY. I TOLD YOU TO COME STRAIGHT
HOME. WHAT WERE YOU DOING OUT SO
LATE ANYWAYS?
                                                            
                       FEMALE VOICE
WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK. YOU'RE
NEVER HERE TO PUT IN ON ANYTHING.
I AM OLD ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF
            (MORE)

13.

                       FEMALE VOICE (cont'd)
MYSELF. I CAN BE OUT AS LATE AS I
WANT AND I CAN GO WHEREVER I WANT.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
IS THAT RIGHT? WELL IF YOU'RE SO
BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF YOU'RE
SELF THEN WHY DON'T YOU MOVE OUT
AND GO LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE!
                                                            
                       FEMALE VOICE
IT WOULD BE A LOT BETTER THAN THIS
PLACE.BESIDES YOU DON'T EVEN LIVE
HERE!
                                                            
The front door opens and out walks Ashley. We now know that
the two voices Andrew heard were her and her father.
                                                            
                       DAD
      (Yelling)
WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING AT
THIS TIME OF NIGHT?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Yelling right
       back)
I AM GOING OUT. FAR AWAY FROM THIS
PLACE. (Slams the door)
                                                            
Ashley walks down the path and notices Andrew standing at
the foot of the gate. She stops.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
what are you doing here?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
who me? Oh. Nothing just taking a
little walk while its nice out.
Usually it is really hot at night.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Zipping up her
       jacket)
oh. I see.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
is everything ok?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (embarresed)
you heard huh?
                                                            

14.

                       ANDREW
      (smiles)
no offense. But I think the whole
neighborhood heard you two.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Yeah. He's just upset because he
no longer has control of what I do
anymore. a typical dad thing. you
know.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
You're parents split up?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
yeah when I was 4. My mom took
care of me while my dad went off
to some fancy island with his new
found girlfriend. Then she left
him now he is back and wants to be
a father again.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
hmm.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (smiles)
what?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
nothing. It just doesn't look like
you have problems at home when you
are at school. I mean you look all
happy. You're all smiles. Everyone
laughs with you.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
yeah. That's the thing. I don't
want anyone to know what goes on
at my home when my friends are not
around. That's why you mustn't
tell anyone.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I won't.your secrets safe with me.
I promise.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Good. So what about you? Are
you're parents still together?
                                                            

15.

                       ANDREW
      (stutters)
uh...no. they to split up when I
was 7. My dad raised me mostly. My
mom took off when I was 12 and I
haven't seen her yet.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Oh. I am sorry to hear that.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yeah but its ok. I take my pain
and put it into my scripts and
movies.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
that's good. At least you have a
way to deal with you're life.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
what do you mean by that?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well I mean. you find a way to
deal with life's struggle. What do
I have? Nothing really. I mean
besides that I am in a study group
and that I have friends but that
really doesn't help me.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well what is it that you really
want?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I don't know. I guess I want
someone who shares the same pain
as me really. Someone who can help
me through the rough time. Mainly,
someone who will always be there.
(Laughs slightly)
                                                            
                       ANDREW
what's so funny?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
nothing. You know something
Andrew, you're ok. You're a good
person. And a great person to talk
to. You shouldn't let all those
kids at school pick on you just
because you may act or look
different. At least in the future,
you will be someone. You will do
            (MORE)

16.

                       ASHLEY (cont'd)
something great I just know it.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
thanks. You're not so bad you're
self. And who knows, after all
that popularity wares off, you too
will do something with you're
life.
                                                            
Ashley, and Andrew come around the corner again and come
right back to Ashley's house. They stop in front of it.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
thanks. Well I better get back
inside before my father goes ape
again. (Laughs) it was great
talking to you Andrew. And who
knows, maybe things around school
will change for the both of us.
Goodnight.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Goodnight.
                                                            
Ashley opens her door and walks in. she looks back and sees
Andrew wave goodbye. Ashley waves backs, smiles, and then
shuts the door. Andrew walks out of view.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY
                                                            
It is a clear and beautiful morning, there are many cars
passing by on their way to work. We see kids walking on
their way to school. Andrew walks into the shot with a small
smile on his face. He is met up by Brandon.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
Hey Andrew. What's up?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Not much. What's up with you?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
nothing. Hey are you ok? You seem
to be acting weird lately. You
don't act like your self anymore.
I ask only because I am your
friend.
                                                            

17.

                       ANDREW
I didn't know I acted a certain
way. But no I am fine. I just have
been, well
                                                            
                       BRANDON
well what? Come on you can tell
me. I am your friend.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
ok if I tell you, you promise not
to tell Nick and Brian? I am sure
those two will get upset and start
lecturing me on life. (Rolls eyes)
                                                            
                       BRANDON
yeah I promise. What's going on?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well lately I have been hanging
out with Ashley. I don't know what
it is about her but there is
something in her that I like.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
      (shocked)
Wait a minute? You mean to tell me
you have been missing our filming
sessions with Ashley? The most
popular girl at school Ashley?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah. That Ashley. I don't know
what it is about her Brandon, but
she has something that I am
looking for but I don't know what
it is. Why? Is there something
wrong with me hanging out with
her?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
honestly? Yes. Don't you see? She
is popular. She doesn't even know
we exist. Remember that time at
school when you waved at her and
she just looked right past us as
if we were invisible?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah, so? That is only because she
has to do that for her reputation.
She can't let anybody know she has
been hanging out with me.
                                                            

18.

                       BRANDON
but don't you see what's wrong
with that picture? Every time you
say hi or wave, she will act like
you don't exist. She will just
ignore you.
                                                            
Brandon and Andrew arrive in front of the school. They stop.
Andrew turns toward Brandon.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
look I don't care what it looks
like. Just don't say anything to
Nick or Brian.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
      (walking away)
whatever.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
BRANDON!
                                                            
Brandon walks into school and turns right heading to his
locker. Andrew stands alone in front of the school thinking
to himself and looking around. Andrew shrugs his shoulders
and enters the school.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
LUNCH TIME AT SCHOOL
                                                            
Ashley and her crew meet at her locker and begin talking
about plans for a party.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hey ash. So are we still up for
Steven's party?
                                                            
                       PATTY
I heard that Michael is going to
be there.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I don't know. I have to see if my
lame parents will let me go.
                                                            
                       PATTY
they better.
                                                            
                       AMY
Yeah. I mean this party is going
to be big.
                                                            

19.

                       ASHLEY
I know I know. But I will see what
I can do to go.
                                                            
                       AMY
ok well, we will see you after
class.
                                                            
Amy and Patty walk out of the shot toward the camera and we
are just left with Ashley who is going through her locker.
Andrew comes around the corner and they spot each other.
They both smile and Andrew continues walking. Ashley stares
back into her locker and smiles.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
Andrew and his friends are together now and they sit down on
the stairs. Brandon has a disturbed look on his face.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Hey guys.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Yo! Man I tell you. Science class
will kill me one day.
                                                            
                       NICK
      (Laughing)
why do you say that? Science is
like really important.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
I don't know. All I know is that I
need to eat and I can't wait until
I get to video class so I can work
on this film.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
how does it look so far?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
It's good. I mean me and nick
spent all day after school
yesterday working on it.
                                                            
                       NICK
Yeah. We worked hard. We did run
into a little mishap but we fixed
it. Besides where were you
yesterday? You were supposed to
meet us at the pond to help us
edit.
                                                            

20.

                       ANDREW
Really? Was I? I must have
forgotten it. Sorry guys.
                                                            
                       NICK
what is up with you lately Andrew?
You have been acting strange. Like
you have been up to something bad.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (looks over at
       brandon)
no. I am fine. Just have a lot of
stuff on my mind like homework and
the movie, and my script. Been
doing a lot of rewriting.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (looking over at
       brandon)
And what is your deal? Why are you
being so quite?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
no reason. Just feel like having a
quite day today. (Gets up and
leaves)
                                                            
Brandon leaves his friends behind, but while he is away he
looks back at Andrew and shakes his head. Andrew lowers his
head.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
well that was weird. (Bell rings)
oh yes. Video time. Come on you
two we have magic to create.
(Laughs)
                                                            
Brian, Andrew, and Nick, gather up their backpacks and books
and proceed across the hall toward a large building. They
walk inside and head upstairs.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO
                                                            
 
INT. VIDEO PRODUCTION ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The video room is big. There are two room connected by a
pair of stairs and a door. Inside there is a class room and
on the other side is a bunch of computers. There are kids
sitting at these computers. The shot zooms in on Brian,
Nick, and Andrew. Nick and Brian are focused hard and are
talking about what should go where. Andrew is day dreaming.
                                                            

21.

                       BRIAN
Hey Andrew, what do you think of
this shot?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (snapping out of
       his day dream)
huh? Oh the shot? Let me see, play
it.
                                                            
Brian plays a small clip of the film he is working on. We
recognize the background. the shot pans onto the computer
screen. a small clip of a movie plays.
                                                            
                       NICK
well what do you think?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
where was this shot filmed at?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
over there by the market. I think
that is that popular girl Ashley's
house.
                                                            
Andrew has a flashback of when he and ashley were talking
one night.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Andrew! What do you think?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
it's good. It's a good shot. Good
job.
                                                            
                       NICK
see. Told you he would like it.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
yeah whatever.
                                                            
The school bell rings. Andrew is in a rush and gets up fast.
His jacket is pulled by Brian.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Andrew. Don't forget. We have a
meeting today at 4:30. Make sure u
are back here in this room. Do not
miss it. I don't want you letting
us down anymore got it?
                                                            

22.

                       ANDREW
yeah I got it. 4:30. I will be
there I promise.
                                                            
Andrew walks out of the video room and Brian and Nick go
back to work.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
HALLWAY - AFTERSCHOOL
                                                            
There are a very few kids in the hallway when school is let
out. Ashley and her friends are all in a group by a locker.
There are also a group of what seems to be football players
standing by a locker. Andrew walks into the hallway. One of
the football players spot him and in a jerk like mode begins
to walk towards him. Just before Andrew can get a quick
smiling glance at Ashley. The jock like boy bumps into
Andrew knocking all his books out of his hand and onto the
floor. All the kids in the hallway see him fall and laugh.
                                                            
Ashley witnesses the prank and runs over to Andrew.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Are you ok? He didn't hurt you did
he?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (has a mad look)
yeah I'm fine. Is that how you
people are? Assholes?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (confused)
what is that suppose to mean?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
oh come on Ashley. You know what
I'm talking about. All you popular
people, pick on us small normal
ones.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I don't understand. Just what
exactly are you trying to say?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (angry)
oh give it up Ashley! (now getting
up) I see the way you act in front
of them. Pretending I'm not here
so you wouldn't look foolish and
get ridiculed for hanging out with
            (MORE)

23.

                       ANDREW (cont'd)
someone like me.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Andrew u know that's not true. Not
one bit.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (laughs)
yeah right. Hell if they hadn't
gone off laughing at me and still
would have been there, you would
have just stood there and looked
at me. Not even caring one bit. I
mean I know the popular group was
a high exclusive group, but I
didn't figure they would stab you
in the back the first chance they
get. Brandon was right, no good
came come out of being friends
with a popular group. All this
time I thought he was wrong, turns
out it was just me.
                                                            
ANDREW PULLS BACKPACK UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS AND WALKS OUT IN
AN ANGRY WAY, LEAVING ASHLEY ALONE IN THE HALL WAY. SHE
TURNS AROUND TO WATCH HIM LEAVES.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (speaks to self)
its not like that at all. While u
think I don't care I do. In fact,
I like you.
                                                            
ASHLEY PUTS HEAD DOWN AND WALKS OUT. LEAVING THE SCHOOL
HALLWAY EMPTY.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
ANDREW BEGINS TO APPROCH THE FOSTER HOME WHEN HE IS STOPPED
BY BRANDON.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
Hey Andrew. Look we need to talk.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
No need to.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
Yes we do. I feel-
                                                            

24.

                       ANDREW
Don't. look Brandon you were
right. Who was I kidding to ever
think I stood a chance with her.
They are all just the same.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
See I told you so! (realizing the
mood Andrew is in, quickly changes
his tone) she hurt u didn't she?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
badly.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
come on man. Lets go get a bite to
eat. I'll buy and u can tell me
all about it. Ok?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
alright I guess.
                                                            
BRANDON AND ANDREW HEAD TOWARD THE FAST FOOD JOINT AND
ANDREW BEGINS TO EXPLAIN TO BRANDON HIS STORY.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL LUNCH AREA - DAY
                                                            
IT IS THE NEXT DAY AND IT IS LUNCG TIME. ANDREW AND ALL HIS
FRIENDS ARE TOGETHER AT A STAIRWELL. THEY ARE ALL LAUGHING.
                                                            
                       NICK
That's when it hit me. Why not do
a parody of one missed call? We
can come up with a really funny
name like "one missed e-mail"
                                                            
They All Laugh
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah right nick. Hey we can say
that u get an email and when u
open it, the next day you get
deleted. But not in the way most
people think when u say deleted.
                                                            
JUST THEN ASHLEY APPEARS FROM AROUND THE CORNER, THIS TIME
SHE IS BY HERSELF. THERE IS A SUDDEN SILENCE IN THE GROUP AS
SHE APPROCHES ANDREW. BRANDON SITS UP AND STARES HARD AT
ASHLEY.
                                                            

25.

                       ASHLEY
Andrew can we talk? (he ignores
her) (grabs Andrew's arm) LOOK! I
came all this way down here by
myself. My friends think I am on
my way to get some missing
homework assignments from a
teacher, so u can either come with
me so we can talk or u can hang
out here with your friends and
never know what I truly have to
say. Choices is yours.
                                                            
ANDREW LOOKS PUZZLED FOR A MINUTE AS HE LOOKS AT BRIAN, THEN
NICK, THEN BRANDON WHO IS SHAKING HIS HEAD "NO" ANDREW
SHRUGS AND SIGHS.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I will be right back guys. I
promise. Let me just here her out.
Ok?
                                                            
ASHLEY GRABS ANDREW BY THE SHIRT AND LEADS HIM INTO THE
HALLWAY.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (angry)
ok what is your deal? Are u still
upset about yesterday? Forget
about that. That was in the past.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
that's not my problem at all.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
then what is?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
you are. You know I did everything
I did to be your friend. I risked
my friendship with my best friend
just to hang out with you. And
what do I get? Nothing but the
same crap I have got from u
popular jerks for years. Is that
really worth anything? No, not
really (turns and begins to walk
away)
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Grabs Andrew's
       Shirt and Spins
       him around)
But that's not me. Listen to me. I
            (MORE)

26.

                       ASHLEY (cont'd)
am not like that. You see what
goes on outside of school. Do you
really think I could be that cold
hearted? If there is one thing I
promised I would never be like was
my father. I don't plan on
starting now.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah well, you should have thought
about that before hand before you
stabbed me in the back. (turns and
walks away again)
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Yells)
maybe it was because I was afraid
of telling you that I liked you!
                                                            
ANDREW STOPS DEAD IN HIS TRACKS. SHAKES HIS HEAD AND TURNS
TO FACE ASHLEY. A SHOCKED LOOK HAS COME ACROOS HIS FACE.
AMAZED AT WHAT HE HAD JUST HEARD.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I.. I.. I'm sorry. Say that that
again? Did I hear correctly.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I said that I liked you. I was
just afraid everyone would find
out. Plus I didn't know how to
tell you.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I see. And just when were you
planning on telling me this?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I don't know really. I guess I
kinda thought maybe towards the
end of the school year. You know
when it was summer time and school
was out. That way we didn't have
to sweat about our friends finding
out.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I don't know really. I guess I
kinda thought maybe towards the
end of the school year. You know
when it was summer time and school
was out. That way we didn't have
to sweat about our friends finding
            (MORE)

27.

                       ASHLEY (cont'd)
out.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Nods)
wow. I guess this kinda makes me
an ass now doesn't it?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Laughs)
no. but I forgive you. You do
realize this can never leave this
hallway and no one could find out.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
of course. Come on. Our posse is
waiting for us.
                                                            
ANDREW AND ASHLEY HUG. AND SAY GOODBYE. THEY BOTH WALK OUT
DIFFERENT WAYS AND HEAD BACK TOWARDS THEIR GROUP OF FRIENDS.
                                                            
 
EXT. LOCAL PARK - DAY
                                                            
MANY SHOTS NOW SHOW A LENGTH OF TIME ANDREW AND ASHLEY SPEND
TOGETHER. ONE SHOT SHOWS THE TWO AT THE PARK HAVING A
PICNIC. THEY ARE LAUGHING AND THROWING FOOD AT EACH OTHER.
THEY BEGING TO RUN AROUND ANDREW IS CHASING ASHLEY.
                                                            
 
INT. BOWLING ALLEY - DAY
                                                            
ANOTHER SHOT SHOWS THE TWO AT A LOCAL BOWLING ALLEY. THEY
ARE SITING SIDE BY SIDE, WHEN ANDREW GETS UP AND PICKS UP A
BOWLING BALL. AS HE APPROCHES THE LANE, ASHLEY SNEAKS UP AND
STARTLES ANDREW CAUSEING THE BALL TO SLIP OOUT OF HIS HANDS
AND ROOLING ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT ENDING IN A GUTER BALL
MOVE. AHSELY RUNS TOWARDS HER SEAT LAUGHING WHILE ANDREW
CHASES BEHIND HER SMILING.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH - NIGHT
                                                            
THE FINAL SHOT PANS OUT TO REAVEAL THAT THE TWO ARE AT A
LOCAL BEACH WALKING BARE FOOT IN THE OCEAN. IN THE
BACKGROUND WE SEE THAT IT IS NEARLY SUNSET. THE TWO TURN
AROUND. ASHLEY LEANS HER HEAD ONTO ANDREW'S SHOULDERS AND
THE TWO WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN.
                                                            
                                         FADE INTO SUNSET
                                                            
 

28.

INT. ASHLEY'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
A SMALL TITLE APPEARS ON SCREEN THAT READS "3 MONTHS LATER".
ASHLEY AND ANDREW ARE SITTING ON A BED. BOTH ARE SMILING AND
LAUGHING. ASHLEY'S SMILE FADES AWAY AND THEN LOOKS TOWARDS
THE WALL. ANDREW NOTICES THE SAD LOOK UPON HER FACE AND
BEGINS TO WONDER WHY.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Ash, what's wrong?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
it's nothing.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
obviously it is, otherwise you
wouldn't look so upset. Now what's
wrong? You can tell me (grabs
Ashley's hand)
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
It's just that tomorrow is Monday
and we have to go to school.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
And that's a big deal why?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
it is! That means we have to go
back to our old ways.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
so what. We've been doing it for 3
months now. Why is it bothering
you now?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I just have been thinking about it
a lot lately. I don't know why.
But the more I think about it, the
more I grow to hate it.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well. You don't have to think
about it much longer. We only have
a few more months of school left,
then we have the whole summer
together.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I guess your right. I am looking
forward to summer. (she hears foot
steps outside her door, then
panics) oh crap. Here comes my
            (MORE)

29.

                       ASHLEY (cont'd)
mom. You better go. I will see you
tomorrow at school ok?
                                                            
AHSLEY GETS UP AND HEADS TOWARDS THE WINDOW. ANDREW FOLLOWS
RIGHT BEHIND HER AND PROCEEDS OUT THE WINDOW.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
ok. I will see you tomorrow then.
Sleep tight. (kisses her on the
cheek) peace.
                                                            
ANDREW DISSAPEARS FROM THE WINDOW. ASHLEY QUICKLY CLOSES THE
WINDOW AND RUSHES TO HER BED JUST AS SOON AS HER DOOR OPENS.
SHE SOON REALIZES THAT IT IS NOT HER MOM SHE HEARED BUT HER
DAD WHO HAS APPEARED FROM THE DOORWAY.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
what are you doing here? I thought
you were away on your business
trip?
                                                            
                       DAD
I was. But I came home early. And
well I was around and thought I
would stop by to say hello to you
and your mom. I know your birthday
is coming up.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
you didn't know. You heard from
mom. Like you would ever remember
any one of your kids' birthday.
                                                            
                       DAD
      (Yells)
LOOK! (takes deep breath and calms
down) look. All I came here for
was to say hi and wish you happy
birthday since I wont be here.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
what do you mean? you and mom were
suppose to be there. I was
counting on you and mom to help me
plan my party out.
                                                            
                       DAD
well some things came up and I
have to go out of state to handle
it.
                                                            

30.

                       ASHLEY
sure you do. What's her name? see
this one time I want you to be a
dad and be there for me in what's
suppose to be a great and happy
day for me, you decide to go out
of state for some girl. Thanks.
(puts head into pillow)
                                                            
                       DAD
I'm serious. I am not going to go
see some girl. If you really want
to know. Its for a job promotion.
I took what you said to me the
other day and decided to go for it
all at work. If you choose not to
believe me than that's your
choice. Just thought you would
like to know. (gets up and walks
out the door)
                                                            
AS ASHLEY'S DAD WALKS OUT THE DOOR, MOM WALKS IN TO FIND HER
DAUGHTER HEAD FIRST INTO HER PILLOW. WE SOON HEAR HER
SOBBING. ASHLEY'S MOM WALKS AND SITS BESIDE HER.
                                                            
                       MOM
      (Puts hand on
       Ashley's Back)
Ashley hunny, what's wrong?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Mumbles)
                                                            
                       MOM
what was that? I can't understand
you with your head buried into
your pillow.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Lifts head from
       Pillow)
I said dad is leaving out of town.
I thought he was suppose to help
you with my birthday.
                                                            
                       MOM
I know hunny. But me and you both
know how retarded your father can
be. Whether he says he is going
out of state or not. Who cares.
You still got me right?
                                                            

31.

                       ASHLEY
yeah I guess your right.
                                                            
                       MOM
see. Much better. Now come down
stairs and help me with these
cookies for work tomorrow ok?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
ok
                                                            
Ashley walks out he door while her mom follows behind her.
Ashley's mom stops at the foot of the door. the shot pans
right to show a worried look on her face.
                                                            
 
INT. LOCAL SHELTER - NIGHT
                                                            
AS THE SHOT PANS THROUGH THE ROOM, WE SEE MANY CHILDREN
PLAYING. AS THE CAMERA CONTIUNES TO PANS IN, IT FOCUSES ON
ANDREW WHO IS LAYING DOWN IN HIS COT LIKE BED. HIS EYES ARE
CLOSED.
                                                            
                       STAFF
      (Yells)
Andrew! Phone call!
                                                            
ANDREW OPENS HIS EYES, AND SITS UP, HE TURNS HIS HEAD AND
THE SHOT FOCUSES DOWN THE HALL AND SHOWS A WORKER HOLDING UP
A PHONE AND POINTING TO ANDREW. ANDREW WALKS TO THE WORKER
AND POINTS TO THE PHONE IN A "WHO IS IT" JESTER. THE WORKER
SHRUGS HIS SHOULDER IN A "I DON'T KNOW" ANWER. HE PICKS IT
UP AND PUT IT TO HIS EAR.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Hello?
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
yes. Is this Andrew?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yes. Who is this?
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
my name is Patrick Johnson. I am
calling on behalf of Hillbilly
films INC. I understand that you
sent in some work to us for Mr.
DeBennett right?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Excited)
yes. Yes I did. Wow. I didn't
think you guys would get it that
            (MORE)

32.

                       ANDREW (cont'd)
fast.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
      (Laughs)
well we did. And it has been
passed to Mr. DeBennett and he has
personally read it.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
wow. Andrew DeBennett actually
read my script?
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
yes he did. He more than read it.
He loved it and has personally
left it up to me to schedule you
an appointment to sit down and
discuss a deal with him on to
buying your script.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Speechless)
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
hello? Andrew? Are you still
there?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Snaps out of
       dream)
yes! Yes I am still here.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
so do we have a deal?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yes. Most defiantly!
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
good. So shall I put you down for
September 19th? At 3:00 pm?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
sounds good. I will be there.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
great. So when you get up to the
gate just tell the guards that you
have an appointment with
Mr.DeBennett and he will let you
through. I will put you down on
the access list. Just remember
once you get through the gates go
            (MORE)

33.

                       MALE VOICE (cont'd)
left at he first junction and go
all the way down. We are on the
right hand side. Studio C. the
rest is easy from there. Got it?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Got it. (repeats info) September
19th at 3:00 PM. Left at first
junction. Right hand side. Studio
C.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE
good. Well I will see you then and
congratulations on your successful
script. he really liked it.
Goodbye.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Thank you. Goodbye. (hangs up
phone)
                                                            
                       STAFF
well what happened? Who was that?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Stunned)
That was hillbilly films. Andrew
DeBennett read my script. he
tually read it and liked it.
(turns to worker) and now he wants
to sit me down to buy it.
                                                            
                       STAFF
That's wonderful. But I didn't
know you sent in a script. Which
one did you send in?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
The one I wrote while I was here.
Scripted.
                                                            
                       STAFF
oh ok. Well congrats. I wish you
the best of luck on your meeting.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Thanks. I better go lay down now
and get some sleep. I know I am
going to need it.
                                                            

34.

                       STAFF
ok. Well goodnight Andrew. Sleep
well.
                                                            
THE SHOT PANS LEFT AND SHOWS ANDREW WALK TO HIS BED AND LAYS
DOWN. HE FALS ASLEEP.
                                                            
                                         FADE INTO
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
THE SHOT PANS DOWN RIGHT AND SHOWS ANDREW AND ASHLEY WALKING
TOWARDS SCHOOL.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah I know I can't believe it.
the owner of hillbilly films
himself read my script and wants
to meet me. Me of all people. I
mean I thought I would have to go
and talk to one of his goons you
know?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
yeah I know. that's wonderful
babe. But when exactly do you have
to go to this appointment?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
on the 13th at 3:00
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Shocked)
what? But the 13th is my birthday.
You promised you would be there.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
oh man. I forgot all about that.
I'm so sorry.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Upset)
what do you mean your sorry. First
my dad can't come and now you? I
just don't understand. Is there
something wrong with me?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
now you know that is a stupid
thing to say. There is nothing
wrong you. It just so happened
that the most important thing to
ever happen to me is on your
            (MORE)

35.

                       ANDREW (cont'd)
birthday.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well can't you reschedule it?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
no I don't think I can.
                                                            
ASHLEY BEGINS TO TURN HER HEAD AND STARTS TO CRY. AS SHE
DOES ANDREW GRABS HER AND PULLS HER CLOSE TO HIM. THE CAMERA
FOCUSES INTO THE BACKGROUND AND WE SEE BRIAN WHO HAS JUST
CAUGHT ANDREW HUGGING ASHLEY. THE SHOT THEN PANS AND FOCUSES
TO THE LEFT BACK AT ANDREW WHO HAS JUST NOW REALIZED WHO WAS
LOOKING AT THEM. HE IGNORES IT AND CONTINUES TO COMFORT
ASHLEY.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
THE SHOT PANS INTO THE HALL WAY WHERE THERE ARE KIDS GOING
FROM CLASSROOM TO CLASSROOM. THE SHOT PANS IN THROUGH THE
KIDS AND WE SEE ANDREW APPEAR FROM AROUND THE CORNER. AS HE
DOES HE NOTICES BRIAN STAREING AT HIM.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Yells)
Brian! Wait. Wait man! Brian!
                                                            
BRIAN LOOKS AWAY AND OUT INTO THE SCHOOL YARD. THE SHOT
FOLLOWS ANDREW RUNNING AFTER BRIAN AS HE TURNS THE CORNER IT
IS TOO LATE AND BRIAN HAS ALREADY TOLD BRANDON WHAT HE HAD
NOTICED. BRANDON LOOKS UP AND SEES ANDREW. HE SHAKES HIS
HEAD IN A "NO" MODE AND WALKS AWAY.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Yells)
BRANDON! Wait, you don't
understand. Wait! Let me explain.
(exhales) shit.
                                                            
ANDREW TURNS AROUND AND RUNS INTO THE HALLWAY.
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
THE SHOT CUTS TO ASHLEY SITTING IN HER CLASSROOM LISTENING
TO HER TEACHER GIVE A SPEECH ON THE GOVERNMENT WHEN SHE
LOOKS OUT HE CLASSROOM DOOR AND NOTICES A FIGURE OUTSIDE THE
DOOR. THE SHOT PANS QUICKLY LEFT AND FOCUSES AT HE DOOR. WE
SE ANDREW TRYING TO DRAW HER ATTENTION. ONCE HE GETS IT HE
MOTIONS A "COME HERE" JESTURE. WHEN ASHLEY SAYS "NO" HE
QUICKLY DISSAPEARS FROM THE DOOR THEN REAPPEARS WITH A NOTE

36.

AND HOLDS IT UP TO THE DOOR. WE SEE THAT IT READS "IT'S
IMPROTANT..IT'S ABOUT US" WITH "US" UNDERLINED NUMORUS
TIMES. ASHLEY AGREES.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Raises Hand)
excuse me Mrs. Robinson. May I
please be excused. I have a
doctors appointment to go to.
                                                            
                       FEMALE VOICE
of course. Go ahead.
                                                            
ASHLEY GETS OUT OF HER DESK AND PACKS UP HER BOOKS AND PUTS
THEM INTO HER BAG. [CUT TO] OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM ANDREW
WAITS. WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AND ASHLEY APPEARS OUTSIDE. HE
QUICKLY GRABS HER AND DRAGS HER TO THE SIDE.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
What is so important that you had
to drag me out of class? If it is
about his morning forget it. I
don't care what your excuses is.
Just go to your stupid
appointment.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
It's not that.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
But I thought you said it was
about us?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
it is. Its about this morning. I
think Brian saw us?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Confused)
what do you mean he saw us?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
just that. He saw us. He saw me
and you together this morning.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
so? Why don't you go and talk to
him and explain what is going on
between us.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I'm afraid it is a lot worse than
that.
                                                            

37.

                       ASHLEY
how?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well before I could explain to him
about what's going on he already
spread the word to Brandon. And if
I know Brandon like I do, your
friends are next.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Panics)
no he can't do that. that's just
not acceptable.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well there's not much we can do
now unless we get to him soon and
stop him before he gets to your
friends.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well lets find him. Now!
                                                            
ANDREW AND ASHLEY RUSH OUT INTO THE SCHOOL YARD.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL LUNCH AREA - DAY
                                                            
ANDREW AND ASHLEY APPEAR FROM THE SCHOOL HALLWAY. JUST THEN
ASHLEY'S FRIENDS APPEAR INTO THE SHOT AND STOP THE TWO.
                                                            
                       AMY
hold it right there traitor.
                                                            
                       PATTY
what the hell is this? (points to
Andrew)
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
wait I can explain all of this. I
know what your thinking.
                                                            
                       AMY
just what the hell do you think
you are doing here with her?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
look. I don't want any trouble.
                                                            

38.

                       AMY
well too late. You got it. Ashley?
How could you do this to us? I
thought we were your friends?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I am. But you guys have to
understand. He is not like the
other guys we have dated. He's
different.
                                                            
                       AMY
different or not. He is still one
of them.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
One of what? Why do you insist on
putting everyone in categories?
Always acting like we are the top
of the chain?
                                                            
                       PATTY
that's because we are. And worst
of all your dating him as well?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
is that a problem?
                                                            
                       AMY
yeah. Actually that is. And if you
rather be with him, than with us.
Well you can keep him. Consider
us, the group, everything we all
had officially over.
                                                            
AS PATTY AND AMY CONTINUALLY DISH OUT HARD REMARKS ANDREW
LOOKS OVER PATTY'S SHOULDER. THE SHOT CUTS BEHIND ANDREW AND
FOUCUSES ON WHAT ANDREW IS LOOKING AT. BRANDON. BRANDON IS
FAR OFF INTO THE BACKGROUND. HE TURNS AROUND AND CONTINUES
HIS TALK AMOUNG HIS FRIENDS. ANDREW NOW ANOYED AT THIS
POINT, LEAVES THE THREE GIRLS AND APPROCHES BRANDON. HE
SPINS HIM AROUND.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Yelling)
what the hell is your deal?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
      (Points to Ashley)
that's my problem. How could you
do that to us? You know how they
are to us.
                                                            

39.

                       ANDREW
see that's what's wrong with you.
You are just like her friends.
Always categorizing everyone. Well
I've got news for you. We're not
different than anyone else. We are
all the same. Or maybe not. Maybe
its you who is the same and we are
different.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
what the hell is that suppose to
mean?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
you know exactly what it means. It
means that you are just like her
friends. Always putting yourself
up at the top, and everyone else
below you. Well guess what. We're
not below you. We are right there
at the top with you. Whether you
think so or not. We are. Why can't
you understand that? For once in
my life I am happy. Do you know
where I got to everyday after
school?
                                                            
BRANDON IS SILENT AND SHAKES HIS HEAD "NO"
                                                            
                       ANDREW (Cont.)
I go home to the local shelter.
that's right I have no home. And
for once in my life I actually met
someone who doesn't care about hat
and just likes me for me. And the
one time I want my best friend to
be happy for me, he isn't. I hope
one day you wake up and find that
special someone, and one of them
(points to Brian, and nick) will
be happy for you. All you care
about are YOUR movie plans and
YOUR ideas. Wake up dude. Not
everything is about you.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
I. . . . I
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I'm not going to waste any more of
your precious time. Cause I know
you have many great ideas to share
with your so called friends.
            (MORE)

40.

                       ANDREW (cont'd)
(begins to walk away, but then
turns around) oh yeah here,
thought you might like to see
that.
                                                            
ANDREW TURNS AROUND AND WALKS AWAY FROM THE GROUP. AS HE
DOES HE COMES FACE TO FACE WITH BRIAN.ANDREW STOPS AND LOOKS
INTO BRIANS FACE. HE SKAES HIS HEAD AND BRIAN LOOKS AWAY.
THE SHOT PANS RIGHT BACK TO BRANDON WHO REMOVES THE PAPER
FROM HIS CHEST THAT WAS SLAMMED INTO HIM BY ANDREW. THE SHOT
CUTS TO SEE WHAT THE PAPER SAYS. IT SHOWS A LETTER FROM
LUCAS FILMS WITH ALL OF ANDREWS INFORMATION AND APPOINTMENT
DATE. BRANDON LOOKS UP AND SEES ANDREW LEAVES. HE THEN
CRUMPLES UP THE PAPER AND WALKS AWAY, LEAVING THE GROUP
BEHIND.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
AFTER SCHOOL
                                                            
ANDREW IS SITTING BACK IN HIS CORNER WHEN ASHLEY APPEARS
INTO VIEW. SHE SITS BESIDE HIM.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well I guess that's it. All my
friends don't want anything to do
with me.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
my best friend thinks I am a
traitor.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
I guess some people never change.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
I guess not.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well at least I have my birthday
to look forward to. My family and
you will be there (looks over at
Andrew) oh yeah I forgot. You
rather go to your appointment than
come and see me.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Annoyed)
after all we have been through
today, you still manage to bring
            (MORE)

41.

                       ANDREW (cont'd)
that up?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
well what do you expect? It still
hurts that you would choose your
appointment over me.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
expect? (yells) I don't expect
nothing from you. Geese, is that
all anyone does is expect things?
Look, yes I got an appointment to
see one of the greatest minds in
filming history. Am I happy that
it just so happens to be on your
birthday? No I'm not. I wish I
could change it but I can't. deal
with it.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
deal with it? Deal with it? that's
all I have done with you and my
friends is deal with it. Look
Andrew I hate fighting with you.
But you have a choice to make. Its
either me or your appointment.
                                                            
ANDREW PAUSES AND STARES AT ASHLEY. THEN TURNS AND WALKS OUT
OF THE SHOT. ASHLEY IS LEFT STANDING ALONE. SHE SLUMPS DOWN
INTO A CORNER AND BEGINS TO SOB.
                                                            
 
INT. SHELTER - DAY
                                                            
THE SHOT CUTS TO ANOTHER SERIES OF SHOTS SHOWING MULITPLE
EVENTS. IN ONE SHOT WE SEE ANDREW LAYING DOWN IN HIS COT
LIKE BED. IN ONE HAND HE HOLDS THE CRUMPLED UP APPOINTMENT
PAPER WHEN HE SITS UP, THE SHOT CUTS UP TO WHAT HE IS
LOOKING AT. A WORKER WHO IS ANSWERING THE PHONE, SHE YELLS
AND A YOUNG KID APPEARS AND GRABS THE PHONE. REALIZING IT
IS NOT FOR HIM ANDREW PUTS HIS HEAD BACK DOWN.
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
CUT TO THE NEXT SHOT TO SHOW ASHLEY LAYING DOWN WITH HER
PHONE BY HER SIDE. SHE PICKS IT UP BEGINS TO DIAL BUT THEN
QUICKLY HANGS UP. SHE SETS THE PHONE BACK AT HER SIDES AND
SHE ROLLS ONTO HER SIDE TOWARDS THE CAMERA AND JUST STARES
DOWN AT THE PHONE.
                                                            
 

42.

EXT. SCHOOL YARD - DAY
                                                            
CUT TO THE NEXT SHOT TO SHOW THAT IT IS THE SCHOOL. ANDREW
APPERS INTO VIEW. THE SHOT FOLLOWS HIM AS HE PASSES BY HIS
FORMER FRIENDS. NOT LOOKING AT THEM. THE SHOT STOPS ON THE
GROUP. BRIAN, NICK, AND BRANDON WATCH ANDREW PASS BY. ALL
THREE SAY NOTHING. THE SHOT PANS FAR RIGHT TO SHOW ASHLEY
APPEARING FROM HER LOCKER AERA. SHE GLANCES OVER AND SEES
AMY AND PATTY, WITH THREE OTHERS LAUGHING. PATTY NOTICES
ASHLEY LOOKING IN HER DIRECTION AND SHE POINTS. THEY ALL
TURN TO HER. SNARL AND WALK OUT OF THE SHOT. PANS BACK TO
ASHLEY. SHE BOWS HER HEAD AND WALKS TO HER NEXT CLASS.
                                                            
 
INT. SHELTER - DAY
                                                            
THE NEXT SHOT CUTS TO ANDREW BACK AT THE SHELTER. HE IS
HOLDING SOMETHING HE FINALY REVEALS THAT HE IS HOLDING A BOX
IN HIS HAND. HE REACHES BEHIND HIM AND PULLS OUT AN
ENVOLOPE. HE REACHES INTO IT AND PULLS OUT A BEAUTIFUL
NECKLACE. HE PLACES THE NECKLACE INTO THE BOX. HE PUTS THE
BOX ON TOP OF HIS APPOINTMENT PAPER. HE THEN REACHES INTO
HIS BACKPACK AND PULLS OUT A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER AND BEGINS
TO WRITE.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
ASHLEY RETURNING HOME FROM SCHOOL AND APPEARING IN HER ROOM.
SHE THROWS HER BACKPACK ONTO HER BED AND GLANCES DOWN AT HER
PHONE TO SEE IF THERE ARE MESSAGES. NONE.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE THE SHELTER - DAY
                                                            
ANDREW IS NOW DRESSED NICELY HE WALKS IN FRONT OF THE
SHELTER HOME AND GLANCES DOWN AT HIS HANDS. IN HIS RIGHT
HAND HE HOLDS A SMALL PRESENT LIKE BOX, IN HIS LEFT HAND HE
HOLDS HIS APPOINTMENT PAPER. HE PUTS THE BOX IN HIS POCKET
AND KEEPS THE PAPER IN HIS HAND AND WALKS OUT OF VIEW. WE
ARE LED TO BELIEVE HE IS GOING TO HIS APPOINTMENT.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. HILLBILLY FILMS STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
Andrew approches a large building. at the end of a long path
there is a both with a stripped looking stick appearing from
the side of the booth. a guard stands inside the booth.
                                                            

43.

                       GUARD
Can i help you son?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah. i'm here to see
Mr.DeBennett. i have an
appointment to see him.
                                                            
                       GUARD
Let me see. (looks over clipboard)
oh yes. here we are. Andrew.
studio c right?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
right.
                                                            
                       GUARD
ok. well go right ahead. you know
how to get to studio c right? just
go all the way down till you hit
the first junction then make a
left. go all the way down that
junction. studio c is on the right
hand side. shouldn't be too hard
to find.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
right. thank you very much.
                                                            
                       GUARD
Your welcome. and good luck kid.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Thanks.
                                                            
Andrew proceeds into the studio lot. he soon arrives at
studio c.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE STUDIO C - DAY
                                                            
Andrew walks in from a double set of doors. he appears in a
nice looking office. he can smell a certian smell in the
room as he gazes around. just then a small man approches him
and extends his hand.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Hi. you must be the brilliant
andrew. My name is patrick
Johnson. we spoke on the phone
last time.
                                                            

44.

                       ANDREW
oh yeah.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
      (Shakes andrew's
       hand)
well, welcome to hillbilly films.
please make yourself at home. let
me see if Mr.DeBennett is ready
for you. it will just be a minute.
                                                            
Patrick walks away from andrew and heads towards a small
office in the back. andrew looks around then sits. just as
he does patrick returns and sits next to him.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
he will just be a minute. he is
finishing up with someother work.
but if you don;t mind me asking,
how did you come up with the idea
of scripted?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
well a friend of mine, or ex
friend of mine. wrote the orginal
concept for scripted. his was
called screenplay. so once i read
it, i thought of a good idea on
how to continue the story. hence
scripted came along.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
wow. thats amazing. you should be
proud you can do something like
that.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
yeah. i just wish my friends and
girlfriend would think the same.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
      (Confused)
What do you mean by that?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
it's just that i have been waiting
for a moment like this forever. i
have always dreamed of making
something of myself with my
scripts.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
so whats stopping you?
                                                            

45.

                       ANDREW
life.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
care to explain?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
i don't know how really. my
friends all hate me cause they
found out the love of my life is
popular, and the love of my life
hates me because she thinks all i
care about is my carrer.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
well thats kinda strange. you
know, not everything is as it
seems.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
how so?
                                                            
                       PATRICK
well carrers come and go. but you
were right about one thing.
opprotunities like these are not
everyday. but having the love of
someone who supports you, well
thaose are very rare to find. and
for that. you must cherish it with
all you got. to gain something you
must lose something.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (understanding now)
i see.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
good. well i better go see if
Mr.DeBennett is ready for you now
ok?
                                                            
                       ANDREW
ok
                                                            
Patrick gets up and heads for the office in the back. he
leaves andrew to his thoughts. the shot pans to patrick as
he appears from the office only to find that andrew has left
and is no where to be found.
                                                            

46.

                       PATRICK
uhh Mr.Andrew? where did you go?
(looks at secretary) hmm. must
have changed his mind.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. ASHLEY'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
ASHLEY IS NOW WAKING UP. SHE HAS A SEMI SMILE ON HER FACE.
TODAY IS HER BIRTHDAY. THE CAMERA FOLLOWS HER OUT OF HER
ROOM AND DOWN THE STAIRS. AS SHE LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM SHE
NOTICES SHE IS ALONE. AS SHE COMES BACK INTO THE HALL WAY
SHE NOTICES A NOTE ON A SMALL DRESSER NEXT TO THE FRONT
DOOR. SHE PICKS IT UP AND READS IT
                                                            
PAN UP CLOSE TO THE LETTER
                                                            
ASHLEY ON A RAGE RIPS UP THE PAPER AND RUNS UP TO HER ROOM.
SHE THROWS HERSELF UPON HER BED. SHE CRIES FOR A FEW
SECONDS. ASHLEY SITS UP AND WIPES HER FACE. ASHLEY THEN
LOOKS AROUND HER ROOM. SHE IS ALONE ON HER BIRTHDAY. ASHLEY
THEN SPINS AROUND TO HER WINDOW, SHE APPORCHES IT AND OPENS
IT. JUST THEN WE HEAR LOUD COMMOTION.
                                                            
 
EXT. ALLEY WAY - DAY
                                                            
THE SHOT CUTS TO OUTSIDE HER WINDOW. ASHLEY STICKS HER HEAD
OUT. THE SHOT PANS RIGHT AND DOWN THE ALLEY WE SEE ANDREW
WALKING DOWN WITH ROSES IN ONE HAND AND A BOX IN ANOTHER.
THE SHOT PANS LEFT BACK TO ASHLEY WHO IS SMILING WITH JOY.
SHE WAVES.
                                                            
ANDREW WAVES BACK AND SMILES. HE HOLDS UP THE ROSES AND THE
BOX AND BEGINS TO WALK A LITLE FASTER. JUST THEN ANDREW
TURNS HIS HEAD AROUND FOR SOME REASON, WHEN HE SEES NOTHING
HE CONTINUES FORWARD TO ASHLEY.
                                                            
A MAN APPEARS INTO THE SHOT FROM AROUND THE CORNER. HE IS
RUNNG. AS HE IS RUNING HE CONTINUES TO LOOK BACK. JUST AS HE
DOES, HE BUMPS INTO ANDREW KNOCKING HIM AND THE ROSES ALONG
WITHT HE BOX TO THE GROUND. THE MAN DOES NOT NOTICE WHAT HE
HAS DONE AND CONTINUES TO RUN.
                                                            
ANDREW GETS UP AND SMILES AT ASHLEY, LETTING HER KNOW THAT
HE IS OK. AS HE DOES A CAR APPEARS INTO THE SHOT. WE PAN UP
TO ASHLEY AS SHE LOOKS AT THE CAR. SHE THEN NOTICES
SOMETHING SHINY APPEAR FROM THE CAR. SHE LOOKS AT ANDREW,
THEN BACK AT THE CAR. SHE SCREAMS. PAN BACK TO ANDREW WHO
HAS NOW BRUSHED THE DIRT OFF OF HIM. HE HEARS ASHLEY SCREAM
AND LOOKS BEHIND HIM.
                                                            

47.

ANDREW SEES WHY ASHLEY IS SCREAMING. THE SHINY OBJECT IS A
GUN. SHE SHOOTER FIRES IN HOPE TO HIT HE MAN RUNNING. AS HE
DOES THE CAR DRIVES OFF IN A HURRY. THE SHOT PANS LEFT TO
ANDREW WHO IS NOW FALLING TO THE GROUND. ASHLEY APPEARS FROM
THE RIGHT INTOT HE SHOT. SHE RUSHES OVER TO ANDREW. SHE
GRABS HIM. THE SHOT PANS CLOSER TO THE TWO. ASHLEY LOOKS
DOWN AT HER HANDS AND SEES RED.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Panicing)
Andrew! andrew! are you ok. speak.
hold on! hold on!
                                                            
                       ANDREW
      (Caughs)
Wow. and i thought today was going
to suck. (smiles)
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Yelling)
HELP! SOMEBODY! hold on andrew.
just hold on. its going to be ok.
HELP!
                                                            
                       ANDREW
some birthday huh? here this is
for you. (hands box)
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (crying)
please just stay with me. please.
im sorry for fighting with you. i
wouldn't have cared if you went to
your appointment instead of coming
here. i still would have loved
you.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
i know you would have. i would
have too. there is one thing i
want you to do for me
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
anything.
                                                            
                       ANDREW
remember when we first met?
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
yeah
                                                            

48.

                       ANDREW
and i told you that i wished for
someone to share my promise with?
i want to share it with you.
promise me you will take care of
my script.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
i will. i promise.
                                                            
Ashley bends down towards andrew's head and holds it close
to her. Andrew takes his final breath and is gone. Ashley
realizes he is not breathing and begins to cry. she soon
looks down at his hand to see he is still holding the box.
she opens it and pulls out a necklace. she looks inside the
box to discover a note. she reads (close up on the note) she
cries even harder.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
A final series of shots is shown. the first shot shows
ashley at school. it is lunch time and she takes a deep
breath in a approches brandon. he looks at her strange.
thats when we see his face change dramticly. ashley has
broken the news to bandon on the news of andrew. brandon
then writes soemthing down and hands it to ashley. they hug
and ashley walks right and out of the shot.
                                                            
 
EXT. SHELTER - DAY
                                                            
the next shot shows ashley arriving at the shelter. she
looks down at the paper to make sure she is at the right
place. she walks in. the shot cuts to the inside of the
shelter. she approches one of the workers. the news of
andrew has already gotten to them becuase everyone has a sad
look upon there face.
                                                            
Ashley asks the worker something and the worker points to
andrew's bed. the shot pans right to the bed. ashley walks
towards it and sits. she leans over and pulls out andrew's
script. she hold it close to chest.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (looking down at
       the script)
i promise andrew. i promise.
                                                            
Ashley gets up and walks out.
                                                            
 

49.

INT. ASHLEY'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Ashley is sitting down on her bed. andrew's script is right
next to her. she is flipping through a phone book and is
calling some numbers. she argues a litle and then hangs up.
she is geting stressed out by the minute. the shot cuts to
her approching her mail box opening it up and dicovering she
has a return package. she gets upset.
                                                            
the shot cuts to the next morning. ashley is sitting on the
gorund in her room. back towards her bed. she is on the
phone again. she soon hangs up. she reaches to her side and
picks up a picture of andrew. she kisses it and begins to
cry. as she gets up, picking up the script she notices
something. andrew has wriiten something in the corner. the
shot pans up closer to revealk what it says. it is andrew's
appointment
                                                            
 
EXT. HILLBILLY FILMS INC. STUDIOS - DAY
                                                            
Ashley appears from the right and into the view. she scans
the large building. she notices there is a guard at the
front. she quickly runs behind a bush. she waits for the
right time and sneaks past the gurad and runs down the road.
she soon arrives at stuido C.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE STUDIO C - DAY
                                                            
Ashley arrives from the double set doors. as she goes to
approche the front counter patrick enters the shot from the
right.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Excuse me. i'm looking for Mr.
DeBennett
                                                            
                       PATRICK
      (Laughs)
I'm sorry miss. but i'm afriad
that he is too busy at the moment.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Pleading)
please wait. you don't understand
what i have went through to get
here.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I'm sure you went through some
stuff, but unfortunatly
Mr.DeBennett is unable to see you
right now. you will have to come
            (MORE)

50.

                       PATRICK (cont'd)
back later.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
i can't come back later. look i
have been through many agencies
and getting the same result. i
snuck past security and foprced my
way up here to get one last try on
having someone look at this.
(holds up script)
                                                            
                       PATRICK
i am sorry you had to gro through
that. but there is nothing we can
do now. all we can do is try and
schedule an appointment. but i
doubt you will get one.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (Angry)
look here shit head. the man of my
life died doing what he loved and
the last thing i did was made a
promise to him that i owuld find
someone to look at his script.
(slams script into patricks chest)
now you go tell who ever you need
to tell that i am not leaving here
untill i get a response.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
      (looks down at
       script)
scripted. hey wait! there was some
kid in here the other day who had
a script just like this. what was
his name? andrew i believe it was.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
      (confused)
                                                            
                       PATRICK
poor kid though. put everything
into his script but was torn
between his friends and "the love
of his life" as he put it. kid
ended up choosing her i think.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
Andrew chose me? wow. that is who
i am here for. he died because of
me. look Mr.Patrick this is his
script. i don't know what he did
            (MORE)

51.

                       ASHLEY (cont'd)
here but i am here to finish it.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
wait. this is the script andrew
wrote? hold on one moment. i don't
believe this. please have a seat.
                                                            
Ashley takes a seat. patrick takes the script and heads into
the back office. he soons return with a smile on his face
and summons ashley to he back office.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
      (happy)
Ms. Ashley, Mr.DeBennett will see
you now. good luck.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
thank you so much. (door closes
behind her) hello Mr.DeBennett my
name is (door shuts)
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. MOVIE THEATRE - NIGHT
                                                            
the shot cuts to the inside of a movie theatre. there is a
large screen in the front and it is playing a local movie.
the shot pans lefy showing that the theatre is packed with
people who are watching the film.
                                                            
As the shot continues to pan to the left showing the whole
room, we get to the left side exit. ashley is standing
there. she is leaning agaisnt the wall and is smiling. just
then the room goes black. there is a loud cheer as people
stand to applaude. ashley smiles, turns around and walks
out.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. CEMETARY - DAY
                                                            
the final shot fades into ashley standing. she is dressed in
black and is crying. the shot pans outs to see a large field
area. on the ground is a stone tablet surrounded by some
flowers. ashley is standing over andrew's grave. we soon
realize that the scene has played into present time. ashley
bends down and places some roses on top of the stone.
                                                            

52.

                       ASHLEY
i promised you i would do it and i
did. i love you very much and i
miss you everyday. congratulations
sweetheart. you did it.
                                                            
As ashley gets up and turns around she sees brandon standing
far off in the distance. the shot pans right to see him.
ashley approches him.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
i'm glade you came. it means a lot
to him.
                                                            
ashley touches brandon's shoulders then dissapears behind
her car. brandon approches the grave.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
      (crying)
im sorry. you were right. who am i
to catagorize anyone? i should
have listened to you, and now look
at you. you did evrything we
worked hard to do. we did it. you
did it. i miss you so much. im so
sorry man.
                                                            
Brandon falls onto his knees. as he does ashley approches
from the right and into the shot. she pats brandon on the
back and pulls him up.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
thank you. thats all he wanted was
for you to understand. its going
to be hard now but in time it will
get better.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
im sorry ashley. im sorry for
evrything i did to you and andrew.
he was right you know
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
right about what?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
about everything. me, him, and
you. he loved you alot. you were
his everything.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
i know. trust me i know. (reaches
into pocket)
                                                            

53.

Ashley reaches into her pocket and pulls out the necklace
that andrew had given her for her birthday. she puts it on.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
      (looks down at
       grave)
i'll miss you man. i will.
                                                            
                       ASHLEY
he knows. come on i will give you
a ride home.
                                                            
Ashley and Brandon turn and walk away. they get into
ashley's car and as they drive off, the shot pans far out to
see the whole field. the car drives down the path, then
turns, then is gone.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            


THE END


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