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This is your first scene. Last edited by LizzaTheAlien, two years ago. 0 comments. More scene info.

INT. Costume/clothing store, Afternoon

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Fade in from black. Radio music plays. Pan over the clothes to find a girl browsing things. She picks up a few things, casually holding them up to herself and looking in the mirror, and then throwing them down. Then she sees a fancy necklace with a large price tag. She scoops it up and begins to exit the store without paying.

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Cashier

Hey!

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She runs out the door and around the corner, temporarily hiding.

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Girl

(muttering quietly) Shit.

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gUy

You seem to have yourself in quite a sticky situation.

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She flips her head around to see a guy casually leaning against wall.

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Girl

Yeah, well what's it to you.

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gUy

*shrugs* I don't know, but I do know that hiding is probably not the best idea.

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Girl

Well what would you do?

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guy

I'd cause a diversion, get to my car without being seen, hack the store camera feed, delete the past 12 hours. Then I'd casually drive away.

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girl

Well aren't you professional. *sighs* I don't know how to hack. Or cause a diversion for that matter.

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guy

I can help.

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They meet eyes and the girl smirks. Cut to the guy catching the attention of the cashier. Conversation inaudible but he points one direction. The cashier smiles and runs where he pointed. Shortly after the girl runs the opposite direction.

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int. Car, afternoon

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Shot of her sitting down in the car and the door shutting. The guy gets in the other side. She pulls out her laptop and fumbles around with confusion.

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Guy

Allow me.

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He takes the laptop from her and begins to type. The girl looks worriedly up and down from the computer to his face. He shuts the laptop.

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Guy (CONT'D)

All set.

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She steps on the gas and they pull out of the parking lot. Cut to later in the car. Girl looks down at necklace, chuckling. She looks up at the guy.

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Girl

Mind telling me who you are?

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Guy

Oh, I assure you, I'm someone.

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girl

(suspicious) Alright... but why are you helping me?

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guy

I'm just a guy who likes to help.

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girl

(still suspicious) *shrugs* Oook. Well thanks anyway.

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Guy

Sure thing. Oh, uh, let me out here.

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int. hallway, MIdday

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Girl is talking with friends. Shots from the nose down, no eyes. Shows girl wearing necklace as she talks.

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Girl

..and then I just casually drove away like nothing happened.

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Friend

And you did that all by yourself?

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Girl

Yup.

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Friend

Ha, nice.

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As the conversation goes on, it pans over to see that the guy is standing a bit behind the girl. When she says "Yup." He sighs and leaves.

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int. computer lab, Early day

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Girl is typing on computer with an annoyed look.

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Guy

Tough test?

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She jolts.

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Girl

Geez, you startled me. And yeah, you could say that.

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He observes screen. There is a logo that has the letters CJO.

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Girl (CONT'D)

If I pass this test I'll be accepted into CJO, a program that practically guarantees me a full ride to any college.

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guy

So what's the problem.

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Girl

I'm failing.

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Guy

And how do plan to solve that problem.

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They exchange a look similar to the one they exchanged before she shoplifted. Cut to shot, Guy is typing and Girl is sitting next to him watching and smirking.

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Girl

This is the second time you've helped me with nothing to gain.

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Guy

Am I really gaining nothing?

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MOntage:

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Music starts as montage launches. Montage consists of interactions between the girl and the guy, some where he appears and some where she approaches him. Several of the montages include faint dialogue such as below.

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Girl

Can you help me with this?

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GIrl (CONT'D)

Can you write this essay?

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Girl (CONT'D)

Can you hack her computer?

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Girl (CONT'D)

Can you write me a song?

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GIrl (CONT'D)

Can you help me? Can you help me? Help me? Help me.

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The scenes are also intermittent with teachers praising and friends saying things about how cool she is.

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End montage.

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int. hallway, day

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Girl walks angrily down the hallway.

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Guy

Why the long face?

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Girl

Oh, nothing.

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Guy

(handing her a paper) Here's that song.

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girl

Sweet, thanks. Oh! (stops and turns to him) I have a really important request.

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guy

What?

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GIrl

So there's this girl who's weaseling her way into my friend group and is always trying to outshine me. Can you like, do something to her. Something to make her, unwanted.

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guy

That's a dangerous request.

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girl

I know but she is like, totally trying to take my place.

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guy

Well, alright.

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Girl

Yes!

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Guy

But! A request of this stature requires a price.

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girl

A price? I thought you liked helping.

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Guy

I do, but this is different. Consider it repayment for everything I've ever done for you.

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Girl

(rolling eyes) Fine, what?

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Guy

Be my friend.

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Girl

What?

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GUy

You heard me.

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Girl looks obviously uncomfortable.

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Girl

Alright... fine...

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Guy

We have a deal.

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Girl starts to walk away.

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Guy (CONT'D)

Do you know why you do this?

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Girl stops and turns around. She shrugs.

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Girl

(confused) To get good grades, keep my friends, fit in, I don't know.

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Guy paces towards her.

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Guy

It's because you want stilts. You want to stand above others and be recognized, respected, by any means possible.

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Girl rolls her eyes, partially annoyed but with a look like it should be obvious.

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Girl

Right, ok. Well if that's what I want then I hope you deliver.

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Girl continues to walk away. Guy smiles suspiciously as she leaves.

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int. hallway, midday

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Another nose down shot of friends.

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Friend

If that checks out to be true, then I don't want to be involved with her anymore.

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Girl

Yeah. Right?

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Guy taps Girl on shoulder. She turns around. Friends observe guy like he's a freak.

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Girl (CONT'D)

Yeah what.

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Guy

I've done you request.

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Girl

(smirking) I know.

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guy

Well?

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Girl

Look. It's not that I don't like you, buuut, having you around would defeat the purpose of everything I've worked for...

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Guy

But we had a deal.

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Girl

Yeeaahh, but-

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Guy

(raising voice) This isn't fair!

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Girl

(trying to calm him) Hey, look, I don't even know anything about you.

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Guy

That's right. You've never even bothered to ask my name.

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Girl sighs with pity.

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guy (CONT'D)

Well fine, tell me my name within three days and I'll forget about this.

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Girl

(humoring him) Alright.

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int. Music Room, Afternoon

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Girl walks in and sits down at piano bench, she is holding her phone as well as a paper. She sets her phone down on either the top of the piano, the side, or the bench, depending on the piano. She runs a hand through her hair, taking a deep breath. She looks down at the paper.

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Shot shows that it is sheet music. She sets it on the piano.

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Girl

(muttering quietly) Well, let's try it out.

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She plays a few notes and try's a bit of the singing.

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Guy

Do you like it?

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Girl nearly falls off the piano bench. Guy is leaning against the piano, seeming to appeared out of nowhere.

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Girl

A little warning?

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Guy shrugs and looks away.

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Girl (CONT'D)

Yes, I like it. You've got talent.

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Guy

I also have a name. Do you know it?

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Girl

(half-heartedly) John?

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GUy

(unamused) No.

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Girl

Look, I'm sorry. I don't know your name.

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Guy

(nods) Alright.

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He begins to walk around the piano, towards the door.

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Guy (CONT'D)

Well, I'll grant your last wish. You were right, you don't know anything about me. So, we won't be friends. However, you may find that you regret this.

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He starts to leave.

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Girl

Wait!

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He turns around.

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Girl (CONT'D)

What IS your name?

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He smirks.

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Guy

Rumplestiltskin.

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He exits the room. The girl sits, unmoving, she looks a bit scared.

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int. Classroom, morning

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Wide shot where girl sits in the middle. There are people talking around her. Once conversation in particular can be heard, but is actually a voice over, so we cannot see the people talking. The shot slowly zooms in throughout conversation.

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Classmate #1 (V.O.)

Did you hear the rumor about that girl in Class B?

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Intercut of official looking paper that sits on Girl's desk. The CJO logo is in the left corner and large bold letters read "Report of Cheating." The shot lasts for a few seconds, long enough to read. Return to zooming shot, which is now closer in on the girl. She looks frozen in shock and freaked out.

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Classmate #2 (V.O.)

Yeah, she lost like, all her friends cause of it.

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Classmate #3 (V.O.)

Was it true?

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Intercut of police officer standing in front of the school office. Shot of the paper s/he is holding, the paper reads "Anonymous Tip" and has a security camera picture of the Girl trying to leave the store with the picture. Goes back to zooming shot. The shot now centered around the Girl's desk.

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Classmate #1 (V.O.)

No, apparently someone started the rumor out of spite.

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Classmate #2 (V.O.)

That's awful.

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The shot is now closing in on her head and shoulders.

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Classmate #1 (V.O.)

Yeah, well, I know who started it.

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The Girl's eyes widen as she gasps. It cuts to black. Cue music, the song the Guy wrote for the Girl. The title "Stils" slowly fades in so the lyrics of the song can be heard. At break in the song, it cuts.

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ext. roadside, afternoon

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Guy stands there. A person runs into view in front of Guy and stops, looking distressed. They look at Guy when he speaks.

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Guy

I can help.

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This whole scene takes under 7 seconds.

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Credit role

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Song continues to play through credits.

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the end.

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