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EXT. Sidewalk - Evening

Jack, 10, is a third grader with cerebral palsy. He hobbles down the street with his friend Cecilia, 10. With every step, he seems to be closer to falling. Cecilia looks uncomfortable, but is supporting him with every step. Behind the two, about thirty yards back, is Jack's mother Katherine, 40. She is driving a van, and looks nervous for Jack. Jack narrates with a voice typical of those with CP.

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Jack (Narration)

I remember when I used to be able to walk. I was never able to walk well, but I remember the freedom. The best day of my life was the day that my mom let me walk my best friend home from school. My only friend. She was terrified, my mom I mean. Well, I guess my friend was too, but she didn't show it. I almost forgot to tell you, my name is Jack. I have Spastic Cerebral Palsy. That day I walked my friend home was the day before my first surgery. I had no idea that the surgery would put me in a chair, and I had no idea I would lose my friend. I'd like to say make the story more tolerable by saying my friend moved away, but the truth is she stopped being my friend. I don't blame her. 3rd Graders aren't the most patient people.

Jack rolls to Cecilia. She is with a group of friends. Jack nears her and the friends look back and walk away, taking her with them. She tries unsuccessfully to act like she didn't see him. He is devastated.

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Jack (Narration) (CONT'D)

After my surgeries, my school became much worse, no one even talked to me. Every now and then, a boy would come over to talk to me. But he wasn't there to be my friend. No matter who they were, it seemed like the same routine.

A boy walks up to Jack at his locker.

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Jack (Narration) (CONT'D)

A boy would walk over to me, say something I couldn't hear. I would say, "I'm sorry could you repeat that." And he'd laugh and walk to a group of boys, and they would start mocking me. They would try to imi- imi- they would try to sound like me. One day I had had enough. I wish there had been a reason, an incident, but for some reason it just felt like the end. My mom had a pistol under her pillow. I don't think she ever found out that I knew about it. My dad left when I was young, so I'm guessing it made her feel safe at night.

Jack wheels next to his mom's bed. He sits there thinking for a moment, and then he reaches for the gun under the pillow. A voice pierces the silence. It is Jack, standing in the doorway, without any indications of cerebral palsy. He is out of the box.

Jack

I wouldn't do that.

The cerebral palsy Jack, or the box, looks at him confused.

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Jack (CONT'D)

What happens when you change your mind after you have that gun in your hand? You know you have a death grip. What are you going to do? Go outside for help? People would think the retarded guy in the chair is going on a shooting spree. Are you going to wait for mom to get home? She'd have a heart attack before she could get the gun out.

Box

Who are you?

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Jack

I'm you! Do you not recognize me? Interesting, remember when we read that article that said if you saw a clone of yourself you wouldn't recognize it? This is just like that!

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Box

Oh god, am I schizo- schizo-

Jack

Schizophrenic? Probably.

Box

No, I'm not. This is probably one of those side effects to the medicine my mom was talking about.

Jack

Our mom.

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The box wheels past Jack out of his mother's room and down the hallway.

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Jack (CONT'D)

I'm not an exact clone. Obviously... I don't have trouble keeping up with people. I can say schizophrenic...

 
 
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