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The Strike out
by nick (nickpage@me.com)

Rated: G   Genre: Comedy   User Review:
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FADE IN:

INT. LIBRARY - MORNING
                                                            
Nelvin comes in and sits down with his two friends Jesse and
Chad
                                                            
Jesse is reading the Stallions newspaper.
                                                            
                       JESSE
What a game that was last night
huh?
                                                            
                       CHAD
Yeah, it was really close until
Robert hit that grand slam.
                                                            
Nelvin rolls his eyes
                                                            
                       NELVIN
It wasn't that great.
                                                            
Robert who is in the library over hears him and walks over.
                                                            
                       ROB
What did you just say?
                                                            
Nelvin cowers not knowing Robert was close enough to hear.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
N-Nothing.
                                                            
Chad stands up to defend Nelvin
                                                            
                       CHAD
Leave him alone Robert
                                                            
Robert sneers
                                                            
                       ROB
Fine. I don't see why you hang out
with this dweeb though.
                                                            
As Robert walks away he knocks Nelvin's books over.
                                                            
Nelvin picks up his books as the bell rings. Everyone leaves
for class.
                                                            
 

2.

INT. IN CLASS - LATER
                                                            
Everyone is just entering class. Nelvin is a few seconds
late.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Nelvin why are you late?
                                                            
Nelvin starts to explain.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
You see...
                                                            
                       TEACHER
      (Interrupting
       Nelvin)
Never mind just go take your seat.
                                                            
 
INT. AT NELVIN'S DESK - DAY
                                                            
Nelvin goes to sit down, but right before he sits in the
chair Robert pulls the chair out from under him and the
whole class laughs except for Chad.
                                                            
During his fall Nelvin drops his backpack which was slightly
open and everything flies out of it.
                                                            
Nelvin starts to pick up his stuff. Chad comes over and
helps him.
                                                            
                       CHAD
Why do you let him push you around
like that?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Well what am I supposed to do
about it?
                                                            
Chad hands Nelvin his last notebook and they sit down next
to each other.
                                                            
                       CHAD
Stand up to him.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
You can't be serious. If I stand
up to him I'll get creamed!
                                                            
                       CHAD
Not if you be smart about it.
                                                            

3.

                       TEACHER
Nelvin, Chad stop talking and pay
attention!
                                                            
                       CHAD
      (Whispers)
Just think about it.
                                                            
 
INT. THE LIBRARY - AFTERNOON
                                                            
It is now after school. Nelvin is at the library as usual
waiting for the kid he tutors. But instead of the usual kid
Robert walks in and sits down at the table.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
      (Anxious)
Why are you here?
                                                            
                       ROB
Relax. I needed a tutor and you
were the only one open.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
What about frank?
                                                            
                       ROB
He said he doesn't need a tutor
anymore.I don't like it anymore than you
do. But please Nelvin help me. If
I don't pass English I won't be
able to go to College
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Fine I'll tutor you. On one
condition. You have to help me
impress Jesse.
                                                            
                       ROB
Why do you want to impress her?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
      (Stuttering)
I-I like her.
                                                            
                       ROB
      (Thinks about it.)
Fine. You have a deal.
                                                            
The two shake hands and get down to work.
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. HALLWAY WALKING TO CLASS - MORNING
                                                            
Chad, Nelvin, and Jesse walk down the Hallway
                                                            
                       CHAD
So did you guys finish the Math
homework last night?
                                                            
                       JESSE
Yeah
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Not yet
                                                            
Chad and Jesse stop and look at Nelvin in disbelief
                                                            
                       CHAD
What?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
I was up late last night helping
Robert
                                                            
                       CHAD
Why would you help him after all
he's done to you?!
                                                            
At this point Jesse walks away to hang out with her other
friends
                                                            
                       NELVIN
He agreed to help me impress
Jesse, and I'm going to see if I
can find out if he has any
weaknessess
                                                            
                       CHAD
Ahhh very clever.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Well see ya, I have to go finish
the Math homework
                                                            
Nelvin walks towards the Library
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Nelvin walks into the Library and finds Robert.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Hey.
                                                            

5.

                       ROB
What do you want?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
I helped you now you have to help
me
                                                            
                       ROB
Fine sit down.
                                                            
Nelvin sits down next to Robert
                                                            
                       ROB
Ok so Jesse is a total Baseball
fan right?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Yeah
                                                            
                       ROB
So all we need to do is teach
about baseball how to play the
rules. Maybe we can even get you
on the team next season.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Ok!
                                                            
 
INT. MONTAGE - DAY
                                                            
Several clips show the two switching off teaching each
other.
                                                            
 
EXT. BASEBALL FIELD - MORNING
                                                            
Many kids are on the field for tryouts, it has been 3 months
since Nelvin and Robert started helping each other.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
I don't know if I can do this Rob
                                                            
                       ROB
Come on you can do it. Just
remember what I've taught you.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Ok
                                                            
Nelvin heads out onto the field as his name is called.
                                                            
 

6.

INT. ROBERT'S HOUSE - EVENING
                                                            
Nelvin and Robert are in Robert's room.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Ok so to write an essay it has to
be in...
                                                            
                       ROB
MLA format?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Yes! Now...
                                                            
The Phone rings interrupting Nelvin.
                                                            
                       ROB
I'll get it. Be right back.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Ok
                                                            
 
INT. ROBERT'S LIVING ROOM - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Robert has just put down the phone and is excited.
                                                            
                       ROB
      (Excitedly)
Nelvin come down here!
                                                            
                       NELVIN (OS)
Ok
                                                            
Nelvin climbs down the stairs.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Why am I coming down here?
                                                            
He stops as he sees Robert smiling.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
      (Hopeful)
What happened?
                                                            
                       ROB
We made the team!
                                                            
Robert and Nelvin freak out exictedly
                                                            
 

7.

INT. STAIRS LEADING TO BASEBALL FIELD - MORNING
                                                            
Chad and Nelvin are walking up the stairs
                                                            
                       CHAD
So I guess Robert really helped
you huh?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Yeah he was a really big help
                                                            
                       CHAD
Listen Nelvin...
                                                            
Chad is interrupted by Robert who was waiting at the top of
the stairs for Nelvin.
                                                            
                       ROB
Hey man!
                                                            
Chad walks away
                                                            
 
EXT. BASEBALL FIELD - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
As Nelvin runs onto the field Chad sees him.
                                                            
                       CHAD
      (Whispers)
So you and Robert are friends now?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Yeah.
                                                            
                       CHAD
Please tell me this is just some
ploy to find out how to get back
at him.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
It's not. I really like him. He's
cool.
                                                            
                       CHAD
Think of everything he's done!
                                                            
                       CHAD
You deserve to, no you HAVE to get
back at him.
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Ok ok
                                                            

8.

Nelvin and Chad run out onto the field for their first
practice.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF CLASS - MORNING
                                                            
Robert see's Nelvin walking up and runs to meet him.
                                                            
                       ROB
Hey do you have my report?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Yeah it's right here
                                                            
Nelvin takes out the false essay and hands it to Robert.
                                                            
 
INT. CLASS - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Chad looks over at Nelvin and says
                                                            
                       CHAD
So did you do it?
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Yeah
                                                            
The teachers calls for everyone to turn in their reports
                                                            
As Robert is walking up Nelvin bumps into him and their
papers both fall to the floor. Nelvin crouches down to grab
his and we see that he grabs the one he messed up.
                                                            
 
INT. IN CLASS - MORNING
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Today I will be handing back your
reports, and I have to say I was
very surprised by two of them.
                                                            
The teacher walks up to Robert and hands him a report with
an A on it.
                                                            
                       TEACHER
I am very impressed with you
Robert. Good job.
                                                            
The teacher then goes to Nelvin with a look of
disappointment on his face.
                                                            

9.

                       TEACHER
Nelvin I am very disappointed with
you. You have had all A's so far
this year. What happened?
                                                            
Chad looks over at Nelvin in disbelief.
                                                            
After the teacher passes by Chad leans in to talk with
Nelvin
                                                            
                       CHAD
What happened? I thought you were
going to get back at Robert
                                                            
                       NELVIN
I guess I grabbed the wrong paper,
what are you going to do?
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - MORNING
                                                            
Nelvin sits down to a table where Robert and Jesse are
sitting. Jesse is reading a Stallions newspaper.
                                                            
                       JESSE
What a game last night!
                                                            
                       NELVIN
Yeah. Yeah it was.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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