Emma, Part IV

Emma stays silent. At that moment, Frederik comes home from work.

FREDERIK:

Hello, family! Sorry, I came home

late! But you won’t be mad when you

see what I brought home!

Marthe gives him a kiss hello. Emma just stares at the box that is in his arms. Frederik puts it down and shows them what is inside.

FREDERIK:

Look! Jewelry! Silver picture frames!

Oh, some new pots and pans!

MARTHE:

Oh, honey, they’re beautiful!

Frederik hands Emma a porcelain doll. Emma notices that there is a drop of blood on the doll’s face.

EMMA:

Where did you get this stuff?

FREDERIK:

We found a herd of Jews hiding in

some warehouse, and we-

Emma abruptly leaves the house.

 

EXT. ICE CREAM PARLOR. EVENING.

A local ice cream parlor is closed up, but Hadon and Belinda sit outside finishing their ice cream. Emma comes up to them, looking dismal.

HADON:

So, you’ve heard?

EMMA:

About Belinda’s baby?

HADON:

No. They found out that my mother

had a psychotic break down when

she was younger. She got better,

but the law does not allow certain

genes to be passed on. They made

my mother and I sterile. I will not

be able to produce a child for the

regime.

Hadon buries his head in his hands in shame. Belinda pats him in comfort.

EMMA:

I’m so sorry they did this to you.

HADON:

It’s not their fault. I certainly

don’t want to pass on bad genes.

That’s exactly what the Jews have

been doing.

EMMA:

I don’t think genes make you good

or bad. I think you make yourself

good or bad.

BELINDA:

Emma! Are you questioning the party?

EMMA:

Maybe it needs to be questioned.

Hadon and Belinda drop their ice cream in horror.

EMMA:

The German machine is powered from

oil made from innocent blood!

HADON:

Our country is already prospering by

the party’s regime!

EMMA:

But at what price? The only reason

we have any success is because we

are stealing from the dead!

BELINDA:

You are talking about Jews like they

are humans!

EMMA:

They are humans! You think the Nazis

are out there slaying monsters? Have

you bothered to find out for yourself

whether or not they’re claims are true?

No, you just blindly follow orders like

rats in a maze. The Nazis spill blood at

the blink of an eye! I think Nazis are

monsters and you’re the one that’s not

human!

Before Emma can go on, Belinda and Hadon pin her down. They beat her up until she feigns being unconscious.

HADON:

Should we tell someone?

BELINDA:

No. Let her suffer.

Hadon and Belinda walk away. Emma opens an eye and watches the sole of their shoes disappear into the night. Emma closes her eyes and takes a deep breath.

 

 

INT. KITCHEN. EVENING.

Frederik and Marthe are sitting down to dinner. Emma walks in and sits down. She does not say a word to her parents. Marthe serves Emma some food.

MARTHE:

Your school called today.

EMMA:

Why?

MARHTE:

They said you didn’t come in

today.

EMMA:

Oh, well, I, uh, I didn’t feel

too well…

FREDERIK:

It’s alright, darling.

EMMA:

It is?

FREDERIK:

You don’t have to go to that school

anymore.

EMMA:

I don’t?

MARTHE:

No. Your father got some exciting

news.

FREDERIK:

I got promoted!

EMMA:

Congratulations.

FREDERIK:

I will be in charge of the Schwarze

Wolke camp!

Emma drops her fork. She stares blankly ahead. Frederik expected her to be excited and looks a little crestfallen.

FREDERIK:

I’m sorry that we will be moving

again. But we will be living in a

bigger and better house. We will

make more money. And I will truly

make a difference for Germany.

Everyone is quiet for a beat.

MARTHE:

Have some more potatoes, honey.

Emma cannot muster up an appetite. She leaves the table and runs to her room.

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Emma, Part III

INT. STUDY ROOM. NIGHT. 1942.

EMMA (now eighteen years old) sits in her study doing some homework. The title of her essay is “How to be a Good German Mother.” She hears the door knock and goes to answer it.

INT. DOORWAY. NIGHT.

Emma answers the door to see HADON and BELINDA (also eighteen years old).

HADON:

Hello, Emma! We were going to

the market for some penny candy.

Care to join us?

EMMA:

Sure, let me go get my purse!

 

EXT. GEPANZERT AVENUE. NIGHT.

Emma, Hadon, and Belinda walk down the street, which is a very nice neighborhood. The marketplace is within view. The three stop when they see two Nazi officers pointing their machine guns at a young mother, who is kneeling down with a baby in her arms.

NAZI 1:

How dare you, Jew! Stealing food from

hard working Germans!

YOUNG MOTHER:

I’m sorry! I was trying to get some

decent food for my baby! He’s sick!

NAZI 2:

You ungrateful wench! The law is very

clear what must happen now!

YOUNG MOTHER:

No, please! I’ll put it back!

NAZI 1:

You must pay for your crime!

YOUNG MOTHER:

No, please!

NAZI 2:

You, filthy Jew, must die!

YOUNG MOTHER:

No!

The Nazi officers open fire on the woman and her baby. As the two lay bleeding and lifeless in the street, the Nazis start to laugh. Belinda and Hadon also laugh. Emma looks at the scene with horror.

BELINDA:

Come on! Let’s go get our candy.

EMMA:

Yes, candy. Let’s go.

They walk to the market.

 

INT. BEDROOM. LATE NIGHT.

Emma tosses and turns in her bed.

EXT. GEPANZERT AVENUE. NIGHT.

Emma relives the scene of the woman getting killed.

EXT. CAPITOL BUILDING. NOON.

Emma remembers saluting to the Nazi flag.

EXT. FREUNDSCHAFT STREET. EVENING.

Emma remembers the pitiful look on Nicklaus’s face as they beat him.

INT. FREDERIK AND MARTHE’S ROOM. EVENING.

Emma remembers her dad’s despair over not obtaining work.

EXT. GEPANZERT AVENUE. NIGHT.

Emma replaces the Nazis who killed the woman with her father, fully uniformed. She dreams that he is manically laughing as he kills the young mother.

INT. BEDROOM. LATE NIGHT.

Emma bolts up out of her sleep. She appears sweaty and scared. She gets up and braces against her vanity desk, breathing hard. She looks at the mirror and sees the look of fear in her eyes. In the mirror, she imagines she sees the eyes of the young mother and Nicklaus. She turns away from the mirror in shame.

EMMA:

We are human. They’re humans!

Emma starts to sob.

EMMA:

What have I done?

 

EXT. GIRL’S SCHOOL. AFTERNOON.

Emma walks with Belinda in a field surrounded by daffodils. B.G.-in the distance is a very square brick building. Other students of various ages run about the field. Everyone is wearing the same white dress. Emma drinks from her flask.

BELINDA:

Why do you always drink from that?

EMMA:

I prefer my own water.

BELINDA:

That doesn’t smell like water!

EMMA:

Are you going to rat me out?

BELINDA:

Of course not! We’re all here to

learn to behave like adults.

EMMA:

Do you want some?

BELINDA:

No. I can’t have any.

EMMA:

Why not?

BELINDA:

You know how we visit the boys school

every summer?

EMMA:

Yes, to learn how to “interact” with men.

BELINDA:

Yes, we’ve done this since we were about

thirteen, which is about when you started

drinking…

Belinda eyes Emma suspiciously.

EMMA:

Well, go on!

Belinda rubs her stomach.

EMMA:

You’re serious?

BELINDA:

Yes! I’m going to have a perfect child!

EMMA:

But you’re not married yet!

BELINDA:

Haven’t you been paying attention?

I will be a bride of Germany. Hitler

will be proud of the ideal child I

have created! He will be a weapon of

idealism against the evil Jews!

EMMA:

Are we sure that all Jews are evil?

BELINDA:

Of course we are! What kind of question

is that?

Belinda starts to sing Germany’s national anthem. Emma drinks more from her flask.

 

INT. LIVING ROOM. EVENING.

In a middle class living room, Marthe crochets a blanket. Emma enters the living room looking pale. Marthe puts down her things to tend to her daughter.

MARTHE:

What’s wrong?

EMMA:

Nothing. I just went by a ghetto.

MARTHE:

What? Why would you do that?

EMMA:

I just had to see for myself…

what it’s like…

MARTHE:

Oh. I wish you wouldn’t think

about these things.

EMMA:

They look like animals in an

overcrowded cage. The light in

their skin seems to have vanished.

All I could hear them talk about

was loved ones who were missing.

One girl said her friend found a

family to hide them in a basement.

MARTHE:

They must really love them to put

up risk of a concentration camp!

EMMA:

I didn’t see anything that seemed

evil.

MARTHE:

If they were evil, they’d hide it.

EMMA:

If? Mother, do you really believe

in this stuff?

MARTHE:

It doesn’t matter.

EMMA:

The truth matters!

MARTHE:

No, it doesn’t! We live in Germany,

and we must obey the law of the

country! Defying the Nazis only

leads to camps. As long as they

feel like they have our support,

we get to live our lives!

EMMA:

How could you support something so

vile? Accusing people of crimes they

have not committed? Letting them be

murdered? And we’re supposed to sit

at home and spout out more babies to

murder even more-

MARTHE:

That’s enough! You keep your thoughts

silent!

EMMA:

But-

MARTHE:

Promise me! I don’t want anything

to happen to you! So, no matter how

right you think you are, bite your

tongue! Would rather be where you

are now or where the Jews are going?

Emma stays silent. At that moment, Frederik comes home from work.

Emma, Part II

EXT. CAPITOL BUILDING. NOON.

Emma stands with her father as the crowd waits in anticipation. Emma cannot find her friends this time, so she pulls out a book. The crowd erupts in cheers as Hitler enters onto the balcony. He starts to speak, but Emma is immersed in her book. Frderik notices this, takes the book away, and silently tells her to pay attention. Emma reluctantly pays attention to Hitler’s speech.

HITLER:

Yes, it is the Jews that killed our

Lord, and ever since then, they’ve

been finding many other ways to

torture our society! We will stand

for their greedy, back-handed ways

no more! The time has come for us to

eliminate these fiends slowly. As

you may or may not know, the law says

that Jews must identify themselves

with the Star of David. If you see any

man, woman, or child wearing this

yellow star, do not allow them to shop

in your shops, touch your children, or

salute our flag! The more I crack down

on these traitors, the better the state

of Germany does. I will show the world

that our race is superior, and one day

we rule the world with an iron fist!

The crowd, including Emma, cheers.

HITLER:

Don’t forget, men, that if you are looking

for a job, there is still room to become a

Nazi officer. And we have just installed

Hitler’s Youth Group schools, so sign your

children up today!

The crowd claps for him. Hitler salutes the crowd, and they salute back. Emma starts to head home, but Frederik step towards the capitol building.

FRDERIK:

Emma, this is the answer! I will become a

Nazi officer!

TEEN EMMA:

Yea Daddy! And I will sign up for that school!

FREDERIK:

That’s my girl!

They go up to a table set up by the capitol building stairs, where Hitler and a couple of his appointees have set up a sign up booth. Hitler leers as they both sign up.

HITLER:

I’m so glad to see so many good men sign

up! There will be a meeting tomorrow. Be

here at five thirty sharp!

FREDERIK:

Yes, sir!

HITLER:

And don’t worry, a bus will come by your

house to bring you to school, my dear.

TEEN EMMA:

Thank you, sir!

Hitler salutes them both, and they salute them back.

 

INT. KITCHEN. EVENING.

Marthe serves her family dinner as everyone listens to Frederik talk about his new job.

FREDERIK:

Oh, Marthe! Our money problems are

over! We can move to a better house,

eat better food, and live a better life!

Marthe frowns slightly.

MARTHE:

Being a Nazi sounds dangerous. I

don’t like the idea of you having

to engage in such violence!

FREDERIK:

What do you want? To sit in poverty

while these evil beings laze in luxury?

Marthe says nothing.

TEEN EMMA:

Wait, if we are moving, then does that

mean I will not see my friends again?

FREDERIK:

Of course not! You will see them at

your new school.

TEEN EMMA:

Oh right! Still, I will enjoy having

them as neighbors.

MARTHE:

Well, why don’t you go out and spend

time with them while we are still here.

TEEN EMMA:

Good idea!

Emma darts out the door.

 

EXT. FREUNDSCHAFT STREET. EVENING.

Emma goes outside to see TEEN BELINDA and TEEN HADON cornering TEEN NICKLAUS. She goes to find out why.

TEEN EMMA:

Guys, what’s going on?

TEEN HADON:

We just found Nicklaus is a Jew!

TEEN EMMA:

No way!

Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon step aside to reveal a shaking Teen Nicklaus, who is wearing a Star of David.

TEEN EMMA:

You’ve been our friend for years!

TEEN NICKLAUS:

I’m still your friend!

TEEN BELINDA:

We are no friends of Jews! Do you think

we will support the wrongdoings you are

planning?

TEEN NICKLAUS:

I’m not planning anything!

TEEN HADON:

You belong in the ghetto!

TEEN NICKLAUS:

This is why I never said anything! Those

houses are cramped with ten families in

an apartment meant for one! There are no

schools, and the food delivered to us is

rotting! My family deserves a better life!

TEEN EMMA:

No you don’t! Hitler said so himself, our

country will grow stronger without you.

Teen Emma’s words seem to hit Teen Nicklaus hardest of all.

TEEN NICKLAUS:

Hitler is lying! He will destroy Germany

if he does this!

TEEN EMMA:

How dare you insult the regime!

Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon prepare to beat Teen Nicklaus up.

TEEN NICKLAUS:

Please! We’re friends!

Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon start punching him. Teen Emma joins in. He gets knocked unconscious, and they leave him in the street alone.

Emma, Part I

EXT. CAPITOL BUILDING. MORNING. 1933.

CHILD EMMA(a nine year old girl with coffee brown hair, golden brown eyes, pale skin and a thin physique) stands with her father, FREDERIK (a man with dark brown hair, brown eyes, pale skin, and a medium build) as a crowd gathers by a capitol building. Frederik chats with some people nearby, so Child Emma looks around for her friends. She spots CHILD HADON (a nine year old boy with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a tall stature) and waves to him. Child Hadon waves back enthusiastically. She looks around more and sees CHILD BELINDA (a nine year old girl with dirty blonde hair, green eyes, and a medium build). Child Belinda waves to her, and she waves back. As a man announces the speaker, Child Emma feels a tap on her shoulder. She turns around to see CHILD NICKLAUS (a nine year old boy with brown hair, dark brown eyes, pale skin, and an athletic build). They both get excited and give each other a hug. Frederik shushes them, and they both obey. Child Emma pays attention to the speaker, who emerges from the balcony. The speaker is HITLER. He salutes the crowd, and everyone salutes back.

 

INT. KITCHEN. MORNING.

EST-a small, rustic kitchen. Everything is cramped and appears to constantly break down. A small table rests at the end of the kitchen where Frederik, Child Emma, and MARTHE (a woman with blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a fairly fit physique) eat breakfast. Frederik reads the newspaper as Marthe serves her family with a sigh.

CHILD EMMA:

What’s wrong, mother?

MARTHE:

I wish I didn’t have to serve my

family the same thing every day

for breakfast.

FREDERIK:

It’s not your fault, Marthe. The

economy has been gone from bad to

worse ever since the war.

MARTHE:

I know. That’s why I am sad. It’s

not much, but many families in

Germany have even less. What are

the odds our lives will improve

when it’ll take so much work to

get others to where we are?

FREDERIK:

Darling, look at this article.

Frederik shows Marthe the front page of the newspaper with Hitler’s picture on it.

FREDERIK:

We were there for his speech. He

has a plan to create jobs. I will

find work. I promise! All I care

about is my family’s welfare.

CHILD EMMA:

He’s creepy!

FREDERIK:

He is not creepy, Emma! This is the

man who will save Germany, and don’t

you forget it!

CHILD EMMA:

Okay, I promise I won’t forget!

Frederik pats her head affectionately. Marthe smiles at this.

 

EXT. FREUNDSCHAFT STREET. AFTERNOON.

EST-a cobblestone street in a neighbor that looks poor but is brightly painted and sunny. The people look poor but content. Hadon, Belinda, and Child Nicklaus are playing outside together. Child Emma runs out to meet them, and they greet her enthusiastically.

CHILD EMMA:

What are we playing?

CHILD HADON:

We’re playing run away from the monster!

CHILD BELINDA:

Nicklaus is the monster!

CHILD EMMA:

What kind of monster are you?

CHILD NICKLAUS:

I don’t know, the one they keep talking

about; like the ones on the radio that

are going to destroy the world!

CHILD EMMA:

Oh, okay. I’m running away from you!

They resume their chasing games for a minute.

HADON’S MOTHER (O.S.)

Hadon! Supper is ready!

CHILD HADON:

‘Bye guys!

Child Hadon runs inside his house.

BELINDA’S MOM (O.S.):

Belinda! Supper!

CHILD BELINDA:

‘Bye guys!

Belinda skips inside. Child Nicklaus keeps chasing Child Emma. Emma trips, and Child Nicklaus tackles her.

CHILD NICKLAUS:

I got you!

CHILD EMMA:

Aw, rats!

NICKLAUS’S MOM (O.S.):

Nicklaus! Supper time!

CHILD NICKLAUS:

I got to go.

He gives Child Emma a big hug.

CHILD NICKLAUS:

You’re my best friend!

CHILD EMMA:

I’ll always be your best friend!

Child Nicklaus runs off. Child Emma watches him enter his house and smiles. After he is inside, she continues running around like before.

 

INT. FREDERIK AND MARTHE’S ROOM. EVENING. 1937.

Frederik sits on the edge of his bed with his head in his hand and a newspaper in the other hand. The radio is playing. TEEN EMMA (age thirteen) passes by the room and sees her father. She enters the room.

TEEN EMMA:

What’s wrong, Father?

FREDERIK:

Things have gotten a little better for

Germany, but I still haven’t found a

job. I don’t know what to do. At this

rate, we’ll lose the house!

TEEN EMMA:

You want to hear one of my stories?

FREDERIK:

You wrote another one already?

TEEN EMMA:

It’s just in my head right now.

(beat)

Once, there was a king. His realm

was in trouble, but all he really

cared about was making sure his

family stayed safe. One day, a

white hart was caught in a thorn

bush. The kind king helped the hart

out. The king noticed the hart was

starving, so he gave him his last

piece of food he owned. After the

hart finished eating, he changed

into a genie. He was so moved by

his grace that he would fix the

kingdom and save his family.

Everything worked out for him all

because of his kind heart.

Frederik smiled warmly at his daughter.

FREDERIK:

I don’t think it’ll be that easy

for me.

TEEN EMMA:

A single act of kindness can go a

long way!

Frederik hugged Teen Emma.

FREDERIK:

Maybe we can sell your stories in

Hollywood and make us millions.

They both laugh. The radio d.j. caught their attention.

RADIO D.J (O.S.):

Tomorrow at noon. Hitler promises to

make this rally his greatest ever.

I hope to see you there! Now, in

sports news…

FREDERIK:

Maybe his rally will give us some ideas.

Or at least, it will keep my mind off

of my troubles.

TEEN EMMA:

Not for me! My mind always go straight

to my stories when I get bored.

FREDERIK:

Pay attention to his speech! This man will

make history!

TEEN EMMA:

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Frederik playfully ruffles her hair, and Teen Emma laughs.

Temca Academy, 25

EXT. THE WOODS. NIGHT.

The four stand before the woods with their scepters drawn.

ANIELLE:

Ready for this?

GEORGE:

No!

ANIELLE:

Too bad!

A bunch of henchmen appear before them. They are outnumbered, so they run into the woods.

EXT. WOOD GROVE. NIGHT.

They all run into a grove but stop to breathe.

JOSHUA:

We should’ve brought brooms!

How can out run them?

ANIELLE:

We can’t, but we can capture

them. All we need is a distraction.

TOCI:

I got this!

When the henchmen appear, Toci lifts up her shirt to flash them. While they gawk at her, the other three use their scepters to bind them with a latex rope.

GEORGE:

Latex ropes-they’re ninety-

nine percent effective!

TOCI:

My tetas are gifts; my tetas

are weapons!

They leave the area.

 

EXT. BABELSAM’S LAIR. NIGHT.

On the outskirts of the woods, in a small town, the four spot the dilapidated office building with a sign that reads “Curiosity killed the trespasser.”

ANIELLE:

Do you think he set up booby

traps for us?

JOSHUA:

Oh please! I’m training to be

a peace officer, and I think I

am wise enough to spot a booby

trap a mile away!

They step forward, which activates a trap door. They all fall in.

 

INT. BABELSAMA’S LAIR. NIGHT.

They land with a thud in the same room from the beginning. The lights turn on as Babelsama moves towards them.

BABELSAMA:

Ah, it’s the beginning of the end.

GEORGE:

(sarcastic)

Ooh, how melodramatic!

BABELSAMA:

Who knew that my plan would be

foiled by a drunk, a hippy, a

dumb jock, and a spoiled brat!

ANIELLE:

That’s what I said!

BABELSAMA:

And now we’ll fight. Don’t think

of your number as an advantage

because I am an extremely powerful

fighter!

TOCI:

Then why did you have fear

mongers and henchmen do your

dirty work?

BABELSAMA:

Meh. Too lazy.

He makes the ground shake, and the four lose their balance. Their scepters are knocked out of their hands. Every time they get close to their scepters, Babelsama shoots a hex at them, which forces them to dodge it.

JOSHUA:

You are the most annoying person

on the planet!

BABELSAMA:

Want some peace? I could kill you!

He surrounds the four in a circle of fire. They without a scepter and surrounded. They glue together, not knowing what to do. Babelsama goes into the fire.

BABELSAMA:

Victory is almost mine! Now, I

just gotta get rid of the people

that made the last nine months

hell! And nothing can stop me!

MAGIC SWAT (O.S.)

This is the magical swat team!

We have you surrounded! Prepare

for our entrance!

BABELSAMA:

Son of a bitch! You’re not supposed

to call the peace men! Heroes are

supposed to do everything on their

own! That’s the rule! I guess I’ll

have to waste as many of you as I can!

He quickly aims a spell at Anielle. Anielle did not react in time, but Joshua does and takes the hex for her. The magical swat team bursts in, puts out the flames, and rapidly grabs Babelsama. Anielle immediately dives down to make sure Joshua is okay.

ANIELLE:

Joshua! I can’t feel a pulse!

You can’t be gone! Everything

is so clear now! I wanna be with

you! I’ve never felt like this

about a guy before. You sacrificed

yourself for me! No one has ever

cared about me so much. This can’t

be it! We are supposed to be

together! Joshua!

Anielle turns away and starts crying for a beat.

JOSHUA:

Anielle…

Anielle is startled and screams.

ANIELLE:

Sorry, I thought you were dead.

You’re alive!

She pounces on him for a hug.

JOSHUA:

(groans)

Not yet. Everything hurts right now.

ANIELLE:

You were going to die for me.

JOSHUA:

You saved my life first.

Besides, I…well….

Anielle knows what he is trying to say. They kiss.

TOCI:

Awww!

BABELSAMA:

I’m so glad I was arrested so

I could make this magical moment

happen! I still can’t believe

you called the peace officers!

The mummy appears on the scene.

MUMMY:

No, I did. You bastard! You left

me alone in the Sahara desert for

nine months!

Babelsama grumbles, and the magical swat team takes him away.

 

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.

Anielle and Toci return, not knowing Neiman is waiting for them.

ANIELLE:

The rescue medics said Joshua

should be out tomorrow morning.

I know how I’m going to thank

him too! With some….oh, hi

Daddy!

NEIMAN:

There you are! I came to get you.

ANIELLE:

About that…

NEIMAN:

You’re not packed.

ANIELLE:

Listen, you probably know that

Peter and I broke up. Did he

tell you why?

NEIMAN:

No. I was puzzled about that.

ANIELLE:

He needs to date someone who’s

going to spend the rest of her

life at your company, and I’m

not. I changed my major. I’m

going to be a rescue healer!

NEIMAN:

Gross! Why?

ANIELLE:

Peter and I don’t love each

other. He’s dating his secretary

now. I met someone too. He’s

training to be a crime solver.

NEIMAN:

No! You’re supposed to be the

good one! Your sister married

the pool boy! You’re supposed

to sleep with the help, not

marry them! Why did you both

choose to be middle class?

ANIELLE:

You don’t get it. Your first

two wives left you because you

chose your work over your family.

I only need enough money to live

comfortably. I made up my mind to

pursue my passions, and I’ve never

been happier!

NEIMAN:

Fine! Call me when you change your

mind!

Neiman storms out.

TOCI:

Wow. You never told me about

your sister!

ANIELLE:

Well, for a while we weren’t

speaking to each other.

George appears at the door.

GEORGE:

Way to tell off your dad!

ANIELLE:

You heard that? Oh right,

thin walls. My mom married

an interior designer, his

second wife married some

soap opera star, and his

current wife has been with

him for ten years. He is at

the office so much he has no

idea she’s a cougar chasing

young men all day! I’m glad

that won’t happen to me!

TOCI:

Good for you!

GEORGE:

So…can I call your stepmom?

They all laugh.

 

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. MORNING.

Joshua enters, not looking directly at Anielle.

JOSHUA:

Look, I know you wanna take it

slow, which is understandable

since you just got out of a long

relationship and we almost died.

I’m okay with that. I wanna do

whatever it takes to make you happy.

Joshua finally sees her, and his jaw drops as he sees her in a cheerleading outfit.

ANIELLE:

Did I tell you I made next

year’s cheer squad?

JOSHUA:

Aw, man! You wanna take things

slow when you wear that? That’s

just cruel!

Anielle presses up against him and puts her arms around his neck.

ANIELLE:

I never said I wanted to take

it slow!

JOSHUA:

Oh, thank God!

Anielle laughs. They deeply kiss and Joshua lowers her to the bed.

 

INT. HALLWAY. AFTERNOON.

Toci is about to enter the room when she notices a red x on the door.

TOCI:

Finally!

Chad appears by the door.

CHAD:

Is Anielle busy?

TOCI:

Yeah she is! All year, it’s been

me putting x’s on the door. I got

so used to them being for me that

I almost walked in!

CHAD:

We’re so opposite on that spectrum!

I’m saving myself for marriage.

TOCI:

Really? Wow, I didn’t know people

still did that!

CHAD:

Anyways, I just came to drop

off her half of our project.

I know she’s not taking business

anymore, but I thought she might

like it.

TOCI:

So, you like business? I wanted

to start my own organic apothecary

business. But I just realized I

don’t know anything about business!

CHAD:

Well, if you ever need advice,

you can call me. My name is Chad.

TOCI:

Chad. I’m Toci.

CHAD:

See you around, Toci.

TOCI:

Bye, Chad!

 

EXT. DOG HOUSE. AFTERNOON.

Anielle, Joshua, Toci, and George meet up to say goodbye. They give each other hugs.

GEORGE:

See you guys next year, which

should be pretty uneventful,

very laid back and normal, right?

ANIELLE:

I don’t think our lives will ever

be normal!

GEORGE:

Well, what’s life without a few

monsters to slay?

They all laugh. They say goodbye to each other, pick up their bags, and leave. The sun shines brightly on their campus. A bat flies by and laughs wickedly.