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EXT. SMALL TOWN CITY'S BAR - EVENING

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A loud thunderstruck roars in the sky; rain pours from the dark clouds. We see a red Mercedes-Benz pull up into a dirt road, next to five beat up rusty cars.As the driver gets out, the only view we have is of bright orange pumps stepping out of the car.

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The orange pumps carefully runs towards the sidewalk and inside the bar.

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INT. SMALL TOWN CITY'S BAR - EVENING

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Full view of Alice Harrow, 23, standing still as she feels the eyes of everyone in the room locked on her. She carries her white Prada bag close to her and pushes her strawberry blonde hair to one side.

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She takes a deep breathe and walks towards the bar tender.

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ALICE HARROW

(to bar tender) Excuse me?

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The bar tender ignores Alice, continuing to stack glasses. Group of middle aged men sitting across the bar burst into quiet laughter.

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ALICE HARROW (CONT'D)

(again to bar tender, louder and much aggressive) Um, Excuse me?

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The bar tender hesitates, but gradually turns around, bemused.

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BAR TENDER

(monotone) Yes. How can I help you?

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ALICE HARROW

Do you have a phone I can use? Mine won't get any signal out here, I think it's because of the-

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The bar tender, bemused, leaves before Alice's finishes her sentence. He comes back with long wired phone; holding the cord out for her. Alice begins to speak, but closes her mouth before saying anything and grabs the phone acidly. She walks away only a few inches that the wired phone has to get some "privacy."

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She realizes something.

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ALICE HARROW (CONT'D)

(to the bar tender AGAIN)Um, excuse me?

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BAR TENDER

(cold) Yes.

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ALICE HARROW

Um, you see i'm not from here and I need a tow service, but I don't really know who to call, so it would a nice gesture, if you could call one for me.

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Alice gives the bar tender a wide innocent smile; something that always works with the guys back home.

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The bar tender sighs and grabs the phone out of Alice's hand. He dials and number and turns his back from her, leaning on the counter.

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BAR TENDER

(on the phone) Hey Henry....I got this girl in my bar right now who needs someone to tow her car....

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He turns around to check Alice out. Squints his eyes. Alice is appalled.

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BAR TENDER (CONT'D)

Eh yeah, but shes not the regular type of costumer you get.....(laughs)So are you coming?...Okay bye.

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The bar tender hangs up the phone and continues to stack glasses as before. Alice stares, waiting for him to say something.

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ALICE HARROW

So!?

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BAR TENDER

(distracted) Oh yes, he said he'll be there in a 45 minutes.

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ALICE HARROW

(scoffs) Ugh. Great.

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All the other men laugh and whistle. Alice roll her eyes, frankly disturbed. She walks to the other side of bar sitting by the window and gazing for the tow truck.

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INT. SMALL TOWN BAR - 45 MINS LATER

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Bored; Alice studies her nails, she hears a car pulling in,and sees the tow truck. Her eyes widen with excitement.

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ALICE HARROW

About freaking time!

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EXT. SMALL TOWN BAR - 45 MINS LATER

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Henry Clark, 26, gets out the truck, his blue eyes, fit body and chiseled jaw are just some of his features that gets the women inside the bar to beam at him with heat. Coming towards his way, is Alice running in her bright orange pumps rapidly to him. Henry glares stunned, he gives a puzzled look at the bar tender inside watching him with laughter.

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ALICE HARROW

Thank you so much, um my name is Alice.

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She gestures her hand.

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HENRY CLARK

(Shakes it) Henry.

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ALICE HARROW

Well yeah that would be my car. (points at the Mercedes)

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HENRY CLARK

(sarcasm) Ha, I thought it'd might be that truck wagon parked in the ditch.

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ALICE HARROW

Uh no that's way beyond my taste.. Now you must be real careful with my car, its just 4 months new and I have very valuable things in there.

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HENRY CLARK

Trust me ma'am, I know what i'm doing.

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ALICE HARROW

I also kinda need a lift too. I don't know anybody around here and i'm willing to pay extra.

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HENRY CLARK

Alright, well that'll be 500 more.

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ALICE HARROW

Excuse me! Just for a ride?! You must be crazy!

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HENRY CLARK

(laughing) I'm just messing with you. 100 more, i'm not a taxi, and you're lucky you're a foreigner here, I wouldn't act in such a kind matter.

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ALICE HARROW

Oh thank you so much!

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Alice runs to hug him, grasping around his neck. Henry stiffens uncomfortably. Awkward moment passes... Alice removes her hands and quickly gets inside the passenger door.

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INT. TOW TRUCK - EVENING

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In an awkward silence, Alice tries to break the ice.

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ALICE HARROW

So..whats so good about this place?

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HENRY CLARK

(laughs) Nothing.

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ALICE HARROW

Okay, have you lived here your whole life?

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HENRY CLARK

(bemused) Yes.

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ALICE HARROW

Is this one of those towns that everyone is so close and knows everybody's last name and address?

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Henry stares at her in confusion.

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ALICE HARROW (CONT'D)

You know like those happy villages you see in the movies.

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HENRY CLARK

Oh, I see. Well, no. I've lived here my entire life and I have no idea who my neighbors names are.

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ALICE HARROW

Oh...So this is one of those towns that are isolated and quiet, simple people?

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HENRY CLARK

Lady, I have no idea. This is a perfect example of why I don't give lifts.

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ALICE HARROW

(little wounded) I was just trying to make small talk.

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HENRY CLARK

I'd rather sit in silence.

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Henry pulls the truck into-

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EXT. AUTO TECH SHOP - SUNSET

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The truck stops.

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HENRY CLARK

What exactly is the problem of your car?

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ALICE HARROW

Oh, nothing. I was just too low on gas to drive any further.

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HENRY CLARK

So you need oil obtain?

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ALICE HARROW

(clueless) Uh, sure.

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He climbs out the truck, leaving Alice sitting, waiting for his gesture to open her door for her. Nothing.

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INT. AUTO TECH SHOP - NIGHT

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Alice sits on the only available chair inside the shop, she scrolls down her Iphone and her face hardens. Henry comes out of the office with paperwork in his hands.

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HENRY CLARK

Sign this.

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Alice grabs the paper and pen out his hand, irritably signs her signature.

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ALICE HARROW

(mummers) About time.

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She hands the paper to him.

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ALICE HARROW (CONT'D)

You wouldn't know any hotels near by would you?

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HENRY CLARK

Yeah. There's a motel 6 about few miles from here.

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Alice's mouth drops. Motel 6? That's not even close to the response she was looking for.

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ALICE HARROW (CONT'D)

Okay well, I guess i'll be going. (off his nod) Nice to meet you. Henry.

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HENRY CLARK

Bye.

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EXT. MOTEL 6 HALLWAY - NIGHT

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Alice has her hands full walking to her room, with her suitcase, bags and purse. She struggles to find the right number, she looks down at her mouth where she's holding the card with her teeth. The room is right in front of her; she drops all her crap and opens the door with the card.

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INT. MOTEL 6 ROOM - NIGHT

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She steps over her stuff and pushes it all inside the room. Out of breathe and exhausted, she belly flops on the bed, quickly falling asleep.

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INT. MOTEL 6 ROOM - NEXT DAY/ 2PM

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Alice wakes up on her back, a ray of light shines in her eyes from the window. Her makeup is smeared and her hair is a mess; she looks over at the clock, reads "2:00pm" and she spazzes outta bed, falling to the floor. She gets up anxiously to look at her hopefully beautiful view and as she opens the curtains-

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ALICE POV - NEXT DAY/ 2PM

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She sees the view of multiple dumpster's in the back parking lot.

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INT. MOTEL 6 ROOM - NEXT DAY/ 2PM

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Alice frowns. As her journey could not get any worse.

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A growling sound from her stomach roars, Alice realizes she's hungry. She goes to the mini fridge and opens it (hoping for food): empty. So she grabs her purse off the table and takes out her wallet. She starts counting her money, 20 bill, 20 bill, 20 bill, 20 bill, and 20 bill.

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ALICE HARROW

Hundred.

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EXT. MOTEL 6 PARKING LOT - 4PM

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A much showered and dolled up Alice walks to her Mercedes with her crap load of stuff. A group of teenage boys hover around the car, glaring, amazed. A boy double takes Alice, and they all start to turn heads as she walks closer. They all back up giving her space to walk through and put her bags inside, Alice politely nods.

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Alice gets inside and drives away, leaving the boys astound with wide eyes.

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int. (different) bar - 5pm

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Door opens, Bell rings.A deserted bar besides a man drinking in the corner. Alice and him make an awkward eye contact, she quickly looks away but feels him starring continuously. She goes to the counter, looking around for a employee, anyone... Looking back at the man but he's not there anymore, she turns around and he's there, grabbing Alice's arms.

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MAN

Give me your purse!

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Alice refuses, pushing him away. He grabs on to Alice's white Prada. And they tug-of-war back and forth.

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MAN (CONT'D)

Just give me your god damn purse!

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ALICE HARROW

No! I spent 700 dollars on this!

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The man lets go of the purse to forcibly push Alice into the wall, she crushes into the wall, hitting her head and trips to the floor. He reaches for the purse but is stopped by a hand clenching his neck and body off the ground. The hand punches him to floor.

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ALICE POV IN BAR - 5PM

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Blurred a little, she sees Henry standing above the man.

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HENRY CLARK

I'll give you 5 seconds to get out or I will kill you.

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The man spits out some blood; he rushes off the floor and runs away, out the door.

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INT. (DIFFERENT) BAR - 5PM

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Henry looks over at Alice, she's bleeding on her forehead. He rushes over, Alice backs away, frighten.

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HENRY CLARK

Are you alright?

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ALICE HARROW

So you work here too?

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EXT. (dIFFERENT BAR) - 6PM

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Through the glass window, we see Henry turning over "Open" sign to "Closed."

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INT. (DIFFERENT BAR) - 6PM

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HENRY CLARK

My father owns this bar...to answer your question. I don't work here.

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ALICE HARROW

Oh, I just assumed-

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HENRY CLARK

Because it looks like I need the money.

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ALICE HARROW

Do you really think that low of me?

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HENRY CLARK

Alice, I don't think of anything for you.

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ALICE HARROW

Well you must think of something if you're responding so cold.

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HENRY CLARK

You know what I think, I think, what the hell is wrong with you showing up in this town dressed as some redhead barbie. This ain't a town for girls carrying Ronda's, Prada's or whatever the fuck you call it.

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ALICE HARROW

(aggressive) Well if you must know, I'm a runaway...So I didn't have much time to question my clothing choices.

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HENRY CLARK

You're runaway?

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ALICE HARROW

Yes.

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HENRY CLARK

From what exactly.

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Alice hesitates. She carefully speaks her words-

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ALICE HARROW

It was the day before my wedding and my mother bought me a pair of earrings for 10 grand. And that was the moment I decided I had to leave.

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Silence. 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 4 seconds, Henry begins to laugh but Alice stays serious.

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ALICE HARROW (CONT'D)

I didn't just ran away from my mother, I ran away from my fiance who beat the shit out of me and forced me to have sex with him everyday.

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Henry's face falls. The energy in the room feels dark and twisted.

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ALICE HARROW (CONT'D)

(embarrassed) Truth is, I need a job and I need a place to stay.

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She stares at him with eyes of plead. Breaking the silence, Luke Bow, 25, comes in the door; he flips the "Closed" sign to "Open." His eyes narrow at the sight of Alice; he goes behind the counter and puts on his name tag.

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LUKE

(to Henry) Who is she?

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HENRY

Alice, this is my friend Luke. Luke, Alice here wants to apply a job.

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LUKE AND ALICE

(synchronized) What?

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LUKE

Your saying this little rich girl wants a job here?

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ALICE

My name is Alice and I don't want a job here, I need one.

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LUKE

Have you ever worked in a bar before? Or even anywhere a day of your life?

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ALICE

I know friends who have jobs.

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LUKE

(to Henry) This girl is wasting my time.

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ALICE

No wait! Please, i'm a fast learner and I catch on things quickly and i'm social person too! I really need this job... I have nothing anymore.

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Luke exhanges a glance at Henry, who shrugs.

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LUKE

You start tonight, go in the back room and put on a T-shirt.

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Alice glows with happiness. She runs over the counter and rushes into Luke.

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ALICE

Oh thank you so so much! You won't regret it!

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Luke remains still and clueless. He pats Alice's back, then removes her hands around his neck.

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LUKE

Just get to work before people come.

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Luke leaves the room. Alice sighs, she smiles at Henry.

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HENRY

Well I've gotta get back to the shop.

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Henry heads for the door.

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ALICE

Hey!

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Henry turns around.

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ALICE (CONT'D)

Thank you for yesterday.

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Henry nods.

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ALICE (CONT'D)

And today.

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HENRY

Yeah no problem.

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INT. (DIFFERENT) BAR

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