||[23 Sep 2005|05:34pm]
okay...im going to go ahead and post what i've written....and tiff george wants the lead role...:
Here it is:
“Every 18 minutes someone in the US dies by way of suicide”
A cafeteria in a high school, average size, three columns of tables, six tables in each column. A small annex is off to the right and a stage is seen at the far end of the cafeteria. Camera zooms in onto the first table in the column farthest to the right, diagonally from the table is a vending machine. Masses of kids are all around the café. At the end of the table near the vending machine, three kids sit talking joyfully. Two males and a female, all dress in a “punk/Goth fashion”. The girl has multi colored hair and one of the boys has spiked, lime green hair.
Mel: (who is sitting across from Vince): Where is Zoë, she never misses’ lunch and I am tired of waiting for her. (Mel casually looks around and the camera follows her gaze, a lollipop stick is seen protruding from her lips)
Vince: (who has an open sketchbook in front of him and a pencil in his right hand): Where the hell is she? I needed help with my English paper and she promised to help me.
The three look around and the camera pans out to view the lunchroom and the title comes up and the song “Hold On” by Good Charlotte plays. The camera focuses on different faces of kids. AS the music fades a small girl appears at the doorway. She has short hair, and is wearing a black t-shirt with the words “It’s not a phase” written across the chest and a pair of oversized jeans. Two crosses hang at her neck and she appears to be very clam. The other boy at the table, Cade gets up and walks over to her and puts an arm around her shoulder. The two are totally different, but somehow make a cute couple. The walked over to the table and the camera follows. AS the two sit down, Cade pulls out a rose and hands it to Zoë.
Cade: (looking at Zoë as he hands her the rose): Hey babe, how’s your day going?
Zoë: (looking down at the rose): Uh…fine. What is the rose for?
Cade: (smiling slightly): Because I…uh….love you. (the “I…uh…love you is meant to be a mockery statement)
Mel: (Looking at the two with a huge smile): Get a room you two.
The three giggle, and Vince sits there looking determined at his drawing, while the others go and get food. They come back with full trays and begin to eat. Suddenly, Zoë begins to shake and falls off of her seat. The camera now comes to be looking down on her while she has this “seizure”. Vince is the first one to come to her aid and takes of his black sweatshirt and puts it under he head as a pillow. Cade gets up and tries to hold her down with Vince and Mel disappears out of the café. Groups of kids gather around and the camera now changes to be looking around at the kids and comes back to Zoë. A few other kids have joined in to help. Suddenly a loud voice breaks the kids up and the school principal enters the now massive circle of kids. Mel is back with him and she has a terrified look on her face. Vince and Cade get up because the shaking has subsided.
Principal: (looking down at Zoë, who now is conscience): Zoë, look at me, (this is said in a calming voice) Can you hear me?
Zoë: (trying to get up but instantly falls back down only to be caught by Cade and Vince): I think….I was……just……..(Zoë passes out)
Principal: (looking to Cade and Vince who are now supporting Zoë): I think you two better take her to the nurse. (Turns to Mel, who has a solemn look on her face with a single tear falling down her cheek) Mel could you gather her stuff and then go tell Mr. Sandborn she won’t be in her next class.
Vince and Cade follow the principal out of the room and Mel walks over to the table where Zoe’s purse lay on the table and her bag was on the floor. Mel opened the purse and rummaged through until she pulled out a small baggie with two white pills in it, she puts in back into the purse and gathers up the baggage and walks out of the café. The kids that were standing around all go back to their seats and you hear only talk of what happened. The song “I’m Not Okay” by My Chemical Romance plays as the camera pans out and then fades to black.
Setting: Vince and Cade are sitting in a small office with no windows. The principal is behind his desk with a pad of paper out and a pen in his hand. For a strange reason he has a smile on his face.
Principal: (looking at both Cade and Vince): I know she was your friend, but if there is anything you want to tell me, you can say it now.
Vince: (looking at Cade, takes a deep breath as though he is about to confess some deep dark secret): Nope, nothing comes to mind. Now, can I go see my friend who just suffered a seizure, or do you want to keep us here?
Principal: (looking slightly dismayed): Vince you may go, but Cade I would like a word. (Vince gets up and slings his black messenger bag over his shoulder and walks out the door. Cade is left in the room with no look of emotion on his face)
Between us guys, has Zoe done any drugs or anything that she has told you about?
Cade: (with a look of anger on his face): NO! For the hundredth fricken time she doesn’t do drugs, drink or anything stupid like that. Zoe is a good kid Mr. Johnson, seriously. Now, if you don’t mind I am late for work.
Principal: (sitting back with an accomplished look on his face): Yes, you may leave, I would hate for you to be late for work. (Cade gets up and walks toward the door, but as he starts to walk out the door the principal begins to speak) Cade, look out for her, she is a good girl.
Cade: (pops his head back into the room) I will, you don’t need to tell me twice.
Cade walks down the hallway and out the set of double doors, and continues on until he reaches the parking lot. He pulls out a sleek black helmet and gets onto a black Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, its black paint gleams in the August sun. Revving the engine he speeds off, leaving a cloud of smoke behind. The song “Until the day I die” by Story of the Year plays as the camera moves back into the nurse’s office. Zoe is lying on a padded cot with Mel stroking her hair and Vince sitting across from her talking on a cell phone. The conversation is short and he hangs up and looks at Zoe.
Vince: (looking at Zoe, who now is awake): Your dad has to work the graveyard shift and he wants me to bring you home and make sure you are okay. He also said that Mel could stay until about nine.
Zoe: (sitting up with some difficulty): Okay, what happened you guys?
Mel: (looking at Zoe with a strange look on your face): We should be asking you the same thing.
Zoe: (looking around suspiciously): Is the nurse around?
Vince: No, she is in the office. (he rummages through his bag and extracts his sketchbook)
Zoe: (sighing): Okay, well you know Frank, that creepy dude from Western Civ, well he said he could hook me up with some stuff to calm me down and stuff because I told him of my mom’s death and everything.
Mel: (glaring at Zoe): Wait, Zoe please don’t tell me you took that crap Frank gave you, for all you know he could have given you anything. Did you ever think about that, or the fact that…oh god, I don’t know what to say to you. (all of this is said in an angry voice)
Zoe: (her face draining of color): Mel, please don’t get mad, I know it was stupid and the stuff…(suddenly, Zoe stops because the school nurse walks in with the school’s Resource Officer)
Nurse: (walking in with a frown on her face): Ms. McPhee you sure gave us a scare, (the nurse turns to the officer and they both look over some papers carried by the officer, and then she turns back to Zoe) Now, Zoe tell me the truth, did you take anything that could have caused that seizure?
Zoe: (looking frantically at Mel and Vince, both give her a stern look back): Umm…no, I swear I didn’t take anything. (Mel gets up and looks at Zoe)
Mel: (looking at Zoe and then turns back to the nurse and officer): She took some little white pills or something. (Zoe gasps and Vince looks confused) When Mr. Johnson asked me to get your stuff Zoe, I kind of…arm…checked you pursed and found a little plastic bag with two white pills in it.
Nurse: (looks at Zoe with a disapproving face): Zoe is this true?
Zoe: (begins to sob and shake): Yeah…I-I-I-I took them to cope w-w-w-ith my mom’s death….(Zoe is unable to continue because she starts to sob uncontrollably)
Mel: (moving to sit next to Zoe and attempts to put her arm around her, but Zoe pushes away) Zo’, I’m sorry…I didn’t want you to do anything stupid to yourself, I’m so sorry.
The officer walked over to Zoe with a pair of handcuffs in his hand and Zoe stands up and is cuffed. Mel walks over to Vince and he stands up to embrace her, as Zoe is lead out, she shouts curses at her friends as the officer leads her out. The nurse leaves the two alone and Mel sobs into Vince’s chest. As to two stand there the camera fades out and the song “Scars” by Papa Roach. The camera fades to black.
Setting: Two months after the incident, Zoe is clean and the four are back as friends. They are sitting in a small pizza shop laughing happily. Zoe is still dating Cade and now Cade
anywho....this is what i got and much more to come....