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EXT. the side of the sigma chi house - night

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It's late into the night, probably around 1 or 2 in the morning. We see the door leading into the side of the basement of the frat house lit by an LED light. We can hear the sound of someone being physically abused nearby.

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A couple feet from the door are two men cloaked in shadows. MAN 1 is much larger than MAN 2. He is also repeatedly punching Man 2 while he has him pinned to the ground and clinching his shirt with his other hand.

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MAN 2

Please, I didn't...

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Punch. Man 2 starts crying.

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MAN 2 (CONT'D)

I'm sorry I won't...

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Punch.

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Int. Bedroom - night

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A MAN is awaken by a noise coming from outside his room. He gets out of bed and walks to his window. He puts two fingers in between his window blinds and makes enough space to see what is happening outside.

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He sees the physicall alltircation bettween Man 1 and Man 2. It is towards the end of the "fight". Man 2 walks away and leaves Man 1 crying and laying on the ground with a concussion.

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Man 3 takes his fingers away from his blinds. He is now alone with his thoughts in the empty dark bedroom.

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FADE To black

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super: The rule of thumb

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int. classroom - night

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We see a partially empty classroom on the second floor of Baxter Hall at Wabash College. It is very quiet, brightly lit, and extremely spacious.Four tables are alinged in a way to give the apperance of a desk you would find in a fortune 500 company's meeting room.

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PATRICK (21) is talking to his best friend and basketball teammate JOE (21). Both of them are dressed in sweat pants, a Wabash College Basketball t-shirt, and sandals. Next to his iPhone 6 on the desk is a gold locket. Patrick has his homework laid out on the desk while Joe is trying to pack up his backpack and leave.

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Joe

Bro, you excited for the banner ceremony?

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Patrick

What kinda dumb ass question is that?

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They both laugh at Patrick's last comment.

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Joe

I still can't believe we won it all man. It still doesn't feel real.

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Patrick

Believe it man. Because in two weeks we gunna get ready for back-to-back championships!

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Joe

Hell yeah!

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The two friends slap hands and make over the top bro noises. Joe finshes packing his backpack and heads to the door.

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Joe (CONT'D)

Alright man, Imma bounce.

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Patrick

Later man.

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Joe is about to leave but remembers somthing and turns around to tell Patrick.

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Joe

He you gunna be at Phi Psi on Saturday?

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Patrick

No doubt!

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Joe

Alright, but don't be a lil bitch this time and dip out early on us.

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Patrick laughs at this.

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Patrick

Fuck you.

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The two friends throw up piece signs to each other. Joe leaves the room and Patrick gets back to doing his work.

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ext. footsteeps of baxter hall - night

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As Joe walks out the door a MYSTERIOUS MAN walks inside the building. He is wearing a black North Face jacket, blue jeans, a black sports hat, and a very large backpack.

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int. classroom - continuous

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Patrick has one headphone in his ear while doing his work. Suddenly he hears something outside the door. He takes out his earpiece and searchs for a possible source.

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Patrick

Hello?

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Patrick shrugs and puts his headphone back in his ear and continues to work. A few seconds later, the door to the classroom starts to creak open. Patrick sees this and qucikly responds to the doors movement.

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Patrick (CONT'D)

Hey! Who's there?

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The door opens up and the head of ADAM WILSON (17) peers through.

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ADAM

Oh sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt. I was jsut looking for a place to get some work done.

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Patrick looks both amused and puzzled.

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Adam (Cont)

I'll leave if...

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Patrick

Na man. You're cool. Come on in.

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Adam walks inside and approches a seat next across from Patrick. Adam is a slender figure dressed in a red Wabash sweater, brown pants, and boat shoes.

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ADAM

Thanks.

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Patrick

Yup.

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Adam takes out a ntoebook and a pencil and begins to write down what looks like notes. Immediatley after gettign settled, he tries to initiate small talk.

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adam

God I hate Mondays.

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Patrick looks up from his work. He processes Adam's comment and smiles.

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Patrick

Same here man.

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Patrick goes back to doing work. Adam also goes back to writing. After a brief moment Adam looks at Patrick. After studying him Adam has a realization.

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adam

Wait...have we meet before?

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Patrick looks puzzled.

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Patrick

Naw...I don't think-

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Adam snaps his fingers.

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Adam

Now I remember! I bumped into you at that Sig Chi party a couple weeks ago.

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Patrick's eyes are wide open. He looks at the golden locket next to his iPhone.

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flashback: Two weeks earlier

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EXT. THE SIDE OF THE SIGMA CHI HOUSE - NIGHT

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Adam braces his golden locket as he waits in line to get into the house party. Everyone else is dressed for the occasion while Adam is not a prepared.

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int. basement of sigma chi - continuos

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Adam sees at least 200 people into this area of the house. The room is dark and lit in black light that bounces off of the neon graffiti decorations on the walls. Adam walks over to the bar and tries to talk to two ladies making conversation. Before he can get a word out they leave.

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One of the ladies leaves her red solo cup behind. It is half full of jungle juice. Adam looks around, grabs the drink, takes a sip, and makes a face of disgust. He heads to the dancing room and takes another painful sip on his way there.

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int. kitchen area - continuous

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Patrick is hanging out with Joe, some ladies from out of town, and his other buddies from around campus. He is wearing nice athletics shoes, blue jeans, a white polo shirt, and his letterman jacket.

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Patrick has been hangout here for awhile. He takes a sip from his red solo cup and looks at his watch. He walks over to Joe to let him know he's going to head out.

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Patrick

He Imma dip out

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Joe

Why?

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Patrick

Andy and I hit the gym hard this morning and I'm kinda done man.

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Joe

Alright. I'll see you on Monday morning dude.

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Patrick pounds his fists with Joe. Before he leaves Pat fills up his cup with more jungle juice from a Gatorade contanier. Pat aknoldges some more people and then say good bye to the whole room. Everyone inside responds to him.

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int. dancing room - continuos

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Adam is in the middle of the dance floor standing akwardly by while he is overwhlemed by his surroundings. Everyone else is either grinding on someone else or dancing around like they're at The Festival of Dionysus. Adam grabs his locket and gathers up the courage to leave the room.

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EXT. THE SIDE OF THE SIGMA CHI HOUSE - continous

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Adam rushes outside and slams the door behind him. He leans agaisnt the door and gathers his thoughts for a moment. He opens his locket and stares at the inside picture. He takes a few steps forward while still looking at his locket. He turns to his right and closes his locket.

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Before he is able to lift his head he bumps into someone. It's Patrick and he bumps into his hand with the red cup full of colorful liquid. Adam falls on his butt and looks a Patrick, who now has colorful liquid on his white polo shirt. Patrick is now engulfed by anger.

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Adam

Oh...I'm...

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Patrick grabs Adam by his shirt and throws him on the side walk. He starts hitting Adam in the face repeatadly. The sound of punches are heard as the dialouge from the prolouge is repeated. After Patrick finshes he notices Adams golden locket around his neck. He snathes the locket and puts it in his pocket.

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Patrick

Watch where you're going, faggot.

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end flashback

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int. classroom - night

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Patrick looks at the locket while he says his next line.

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Patrick

That was you?

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Adam

Yeah, that was me alright.

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Patrick

Look I-

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Adam

No need to explain man. I...I actually came to aplogize.

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Patrick is taken back by this response.

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Adam (cont)

I was in a hurry to get out of three. I should've been watching where I was going. And I'm really sorry about your shirt. I can get a new one like it if need be.

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Patrick is flatered by Adams words. he gives Adam a smirk of aprroval.

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Patrick

Don't worry about it man. And I appreacite you owning up to your mistakes. I was a lil tipsy that night but I guess it wasn't the best night for either us huh?

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They both share a tension shatering laugh. Patrick says this next line jokingly.

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Patrick (cont)

Just watch where you're going next time.

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Patrick winks at him. Adam responds with a smile. They both go back to doing work.

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Patrick reaches for his Gatorade water bottle on the side of his backpack to get some water. To his surprise it's empty.

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Patrick

That's weird...

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Adam

What's wrong?

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Patrick

I thought I filled this thing up?

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Adam

Lucky for you I always bring some bottles of water with me.

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Patrick

Oh you-

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Adam

They're still pretty cold.

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Patrick thinks for a moment.

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Patrick

Thanks man.

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Adam tosses Patrick a water bottle.

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Adam

Don't mention it!

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Patrick takes a sip from the water bottle and goes back to doing his work. A couple minutes go by and Patrick grabs his head as if a migrane is coming on. To stop the pain Patrick drinks more water from the water bottle. To his dismay the pain gets worse. He looks up to see Adam staring at him.

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Patrick

I think I've been here too long.

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Adam cracks a half smile. Patrick is now seeing double. He tries to get up to confront Adam.

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Patrick (Cont)

What's...in this?

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Adam says nothing while he stares at him. Patrick attempts to strike him

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Patrick (Cont) (CONT'D)

You son of a-

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Patrick collapses to the ground. Adam stares at Patrick's idle body. He then walks over to the golden lockett and puts it in his hand. He strokes it tenderly and puts it in his pocket. The door to the classroom slowly opens. This startles Adam.

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Once he sees who is on the other side he takes a a breath of relief. Adam gathers himself and speaks to the person on the other side of the door.

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Adam

He's ready.

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int. black box theater - later

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We are now in the underground stage of Wabash College. Everything else is pitch black except for the spot light on the star of the show.

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Patrick, slowly awaking from his drug induced slumber, is securely tied to a folding chair and blind folded. Now that some consciousness is regained he starts to wonder where he is. Footsteps are heard approaching him.

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BRYCE (23) now shares the spot light with Patrick. He is about 6 feet tall and has an imposing physique. Bryce is dressed in black pants, a long black sleeved shirt, a black winter beanie, black boots, and black gloves. He sets the timer on his watch.

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Patrick

Wh-who are you?

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After Bryce finshes setting his watch he punches Patrick in the gut really hard. Patrick starts gagging and coughing loudly. Bryce circles around Patrick as he speaks.

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Bryce

Patrick...Michael...Bates, son of Alex Bates, The Dean of Students. Starting Power Forward for the Wabash Basketball team and one of the key components to your national championship run last season. You're a Rhetoric and English double major with an Economics minor. A Lilly Scholar and President of the Student Body.

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Patrick speaks while trying to catch his breath.

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Patrick

Should I be impressed?

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Bryce faces Patrick and stares at for a moment. He then punches Patrick in the spleen. Patrick is now in emense pain.

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Patrick (ConT)

God dammit!

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Montage

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We see Bryce was the one who was watching the fight between Adam and Patrick from the house across the street. Bryce and Adam take Rhetoric 101 together. After class the following Monday Bryce aproached Adam. Adam came over to his house and started crying as he told Bryce what that night was like. Bryce came up with a plan to get Adam's lockett back and make sure Patrick never hurt anyone again.

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We see Bryce doing several things to get ready to get back at Patrick: follow him around and study his habits, stealing chlorine and ethanol from the science labs, working with Joe to get him to empty out Patrick's Gatorade water bottle.

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End montage

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ext. outside of the fine art Building - night

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A SECUIRTY GUARD is makign his nightly rounds. He almost passes the building without a second glance. He then spots a hallway light in the back of the building that shouldn't be on. He gets out of his patrol cart to investgate this phenominan.

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INT. BLACK BOX THEATER - Continous

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Pat is tied up and crying heavily now. Bryce puts his finger next to his mouth and makes a "sssh" like noises. Patrick stops crying and is now taking erratic breathes.

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Bryce

Pat...let me teach you something. In this world there are three kinds of people. There's our friend Adam. Someone who has much to learn and even more to figure out about himself. Someone who just wants to belong and have friends who try and understand him. Then there's you. Someone born into privelage and was always told he was goign to be something great. And of course when you accomplish such feats people know you and wnat to be around you. Those beneath idolize your staure knowing they'll probably never get to where you are. You're a future leader of the masses who will worship your every step and anaylze your every word. And last but not least...there is us. We are those who's orgins are a mystery to you and everyone else. Little do you know, we are god sent. We were placed on this earth to punish the false prophets who over step their boundries. From time to time we make sure that you remember you're not a god, just a man with a fan club.

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INt. Fine Arts Building - continous

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The security guard has turned off the hallway light and is about to leave the build. As he gets to the front door he hears something coming from downstairs.

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INT. BLACK BOX THEATER - CONTINOUS

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Bryce

I was going to let you off easy tonight. But, you made one mistake...Adam gave you a shot at redemption and you spat on it.

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Patrick starts to cry again.

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Bryce (CONT'D)

It's not your fault. You've probably never said sorry in your life, huh?

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Patrick

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry-

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Bryce

Oh no. It's a little late for that...I'm watching you. I always have and always will. Don't forget that.

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Patrick is trembling as to what Bryce will do next. Bryce gathers his things and almost walks past Patrick. When he's next to him he remebers what he was going to say and stands in front of Patrick again.

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Bryce (CONT'D)

Before I forget, you're right handed aren't you?

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Patrick

...Le...Left

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Bryce

Thought so...

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Bryce proceeds to lift his left boot and smash in Patrick's right Navicular bone. Patrick lets out a scream of bloody murder.

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INT. FINE ARTS BUILDING - CONTINOUS

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The scream can be heard a thoughout the building. The security guard rushes downstairs.

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INT. BLACK BOX THEATER - CONTINOUS

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Bryce's watch timer goes off. He looks at it and smiles.

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Bryce

Hmm...right on time.

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Several moments later a door leadign to the black box theater slams open. The secuirty guard switches on a ligth to expose the whole room. The only one inside is Patrick tided up in a chair and screaming in pain.

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ext. walkway to the fine art building - day

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It's the following Monday. Adam, who is now reunited with his lockett, is walking to meet Bryce for their Rhetoric 101 class.

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Adam (VO)

"The student is expected to conduct himself at all times, both on and off campus, as a gentleman and a responsible citizen". Here at Wabash that is what we call the Gentleman's Rule. Malicious acts of violence seem unnecessary to me. I did think it was wrong for Bryce to hurt Patrick like he said he did. Pat is just a kid, like the rest of us, trying to figure everything out. At the same time because of Bryce my definition of a gentleman is forever changed. Bryce saw someone hurt me and take away the locket my grandmother gave me before she died as some trophy. Before that night I knew nothing of Bryce and vice versa...still, he felt inclined to assist me. He took it upon himself to not only help me get my locket back but also make sure Patrick never hurt me or anyone else again. So I guess there is more to this gentleman thing than what I orginally thought. A gentlemen is someone who stands up for what he believes is right. He takes action when it is called for and always watches out for his fellow man. These are all things I need to work on, but I do believe that one day...

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He get to the road where he needs to cross to get to class. He stops upon seeing Bryce. They both smile at each other.

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Adam (VO) (CONT'D)

...I can be a gentleman too.

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Adam crosses the street and both he and Bryce walk into the Fine Arts buildign together. As they walk inside the screen fades to white.

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