KISS THE RAIN INT. CREDITS SCENE - THE ROAD - MORNING A black
mercedes benze drives down the highway. Then through the
countryside to the city on its way to the college. CUT TO: INT.
COLLEGE PARKING LOT - NOON The benze stops and parks next to a pink
neon. Three people exit the car. FRANK WEARY, 44. His wife SUSAN
WEARY, 38 and their daughter BROOKE WEARY, 19. Frank carries with
him a strong mannered face with a body to back it. Susan has her
own heart warming smile. FRANK Isn't this great? (beat) This is
great! SUSAN Look Brooke your father's like a little boy! They
begin taking luggage out of the car. BROOKE Yeah, that's great.
FRANK Your so lucky Brooke Lynn! (beat) My father never paid for me
to get to go to college like you. BROOKE Yes sir. They finish
grabbing the luggage from the car and walk toward the dormitory.
INT. HALLWAY - NOON Frank walks affront his wife and daughter with
luggage in hands. Susan walks behind her husband struggling with
the luggage. Frank's eyes are that of excitement unlike his
daughters. Frank takes a deep breath of pleasure. Brooke is a
pretty young girl with clothes seemingly on not to thrill anyone,
as she walks behind her mother carrying her own luggage. Her face
is a look of worry and a hidden sadness. SUSAN Ah. (beat) Here we
are. FRANK The door to your new life Brook Lynn. As they stop at
room 101. He says with a smile to his little girl. Then turning to
open the door. Frank unlocks the door and enters. INT. BROOKE'S
ROOM - SAME Susan and Frank enter first to the sight of a few empty
beer bottles upon the floor. They see A BOY, 20 in AMBERS bed with
Amber, 20 sleeping. Susan eyes become shocked and disgusted as
Frank look angrily to the sight. The boy in the bed awakes and
notices Frank glaring at him. He rolls out half naked and gathers
his things and leaves. The Amber slowly awakens also. FRANK Does
your parents know what you are doing with yourself missy!? BROOKE
Daddy! AMBER (shocked) I'm sorry. FRANK Don't worry Brooke were
going to get you a new room right away! Amber pulls her clothes in
and dresses underneath the covers. SUSAN Frank! FRANK You can't
tell me that you expect me to leave her here with this! SUSAN Frank
its fine! (beat) Don't you know your daughter by now? FRANK Bad
influences can go along way! (beat) But you wont end up like that
will you Brooke Lynn? BROOKE No daddy. She says with a hidden face
to Amber. SUSAN Frank leave it! Frank gives Amber a disgusted look
as she nears them. Amber extends her hand to Frank to shake. AMBER
Hi. (beat) I'm Amber Saber. Frank ignores Amber and makes for
Brook's dresser. Susan grabs Amber's hand and shakes it with a
smile. SUSAN Hello. (beat) I'm Susan Weary and this is Brooke our
daughter. Amber takes her released hand and shakes Brooke's shy
hand. AMBER Hello. BROOKE Hi. AMBER Nice to meet you. (beat) We're
gonna have a helluva year! As her smile dies to the sight of Frank.
Frank stops and looks angrily to Brooke. Brooke hides her eyes.
SUSAN Well. You have got a lot of unpacking to do Brooke. (beat) I
think we can go now! (beat) Frank! (beat) Come here hunny. We'll
miss you. Susan hugs Brooke. BROOKE Me too. SUSAN We'll call like
planned. BROOKE Okay. They stop hugging. SUSAN Frank! Frank turns
and hugs his daughter with disgusted eyes to Amber. FRANK You be
good! We'll be checking in. BROOKE Yes sir. FRANK And no boys!
BROOKE Yes sir. SUSAN Come on Frank. (beat) Bye hunny. Bye Amber
nice meeting you. AMBER You too Mrs. Weary. BROOKE Bye. They exit.
INT. HALLWAY - AFTERNOON Susan looks to Frank's upset eyes as they
walk away. FRANK Should of switched rooms. SUSAN She'll be fine
Frank. (beat) She was a nice girl. Just... FRANK Just probably had
no parents! Or didn't listen to them! Susan looks sadly away. INT.
BROOKE'S ROOM - AFTERNOON Amber and Brooke stand uncomfortably
still momentarily. Brooke makes for her luggage. Amber begins to
make her bed. AMBER (jokingly) Your father doesn't like me I don't
think. Amber gives Brooke a funny face and they laugh. BROOKE I
wouldn't worry, he doesn't like anyone. (beat) He's afraid of my
surroundings. AMBER Oh okay, good. (beat) Why's he call you
Brooklynn? BROOKE Lynn's my middle name. He named me that because
he was in love with Brooklyn, New York. AMBER Ah so like a gag
name? BROOKE I think also because he was forced to move from it.
(beat) So something he loved but couldn't have and I'm like the
memory of that or something. (beat) My mother understands it more
than I do. Amber pretending to understand. AMBER I see. BROOKE
That's my father for you. They laugh again. Amber gets a Mike's
Hard Lemonade from the refrigerator. AMBER You want one? BROOKE No
thanks. (beat) I'm not...allowed. Amber begins drinking and
cleaning up her area. AMBER So I guess inviting you to the party
tonight is out of the question?! BROOKE Yeah. (beat) My father
would kill me. (beat) Plus he will be calling at 10 o'clock and I
have to be here. AMBER Wow. (beat) Have you ever been to a party?
Brooke just gives her a weary look. AMBER Okay. Have you ever had a
boyfriend? Brooke looks away bashfully. AMBER Oh man. Total virgin
alert! She laughs without Brooke. AMBER Oh I'm sorry. I'm a bitch.
BROOKE No, it's okay. (beat) I get it allot. AMBER It's a shame.
You're really pretty. Some clothes shopping and you could be a real
heartbreaker. BROOKE I've had some that ask me out... AMBER Well,
you're probably better off anyway. (beat) They become more of a
pain in the ass then anything! They laugh. Amber gathers her
things. AMBER Well, I'm meeting some friends. You want to come?
Amber puts her Hard Lemonade back into her fridge. BROOKE No. But
thanks. (beat) I should finish unpacking. AMBER Okay I'll catch you
later then. BROOKE Okay. Amber exits. Brooke plops down on the bed
and looks sadly at the ceiling. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - NIGHT
Brooke lays on her bed all unpacked reading her book, "Shakespeare
Sonnets." The clock reads 9:12 PM. The phone rings. BROOKE Hello?
AMBER (v.o.) (drunken panic) Hi. It's me Amber. I need a ride.
BROOKE What? AMBER (v.o.) I need a ride, I can barley walk! Amber
laughs out loud on the phone. BROOKE I can't! I don't even have a
car. AMBER My keys are in the top drawer of my dresser. It's the
pink neon in the front row. BROOKE I need to wait for... AMBER
You'll be back by ten-I promise! BROOKE Fine. (beat) Where are you?
AMBER You know where the theatre is? BROOKE Yeah. AMBER Meet in the
front of it. BROOKE Okay. She hangs up and grabs the keys. CUT TO:
EXT. THE THEATRE - NIGHT The neon pulls up to the theatre. Brooke
looks around and then sees Amber struggling to walk to her from the
other side of the road. Brooke exits the car. BROOKE Need some
help? AMBER Nope... (beat) I'm all set! Then Amber falls on her
butt and drops the bottle. She bursts out laughing. Brooke rushes
over to help Amber get up and then cross the street to the car.
BROOKE I think we should talk about your problem now! AMBER I don't
have a problem. You don't have a problem. (beat) We're fine. Brooke
helps her into the passengers seat. AMBER Sh. (beat) Good thing
your fathers not here. BROOKE Yeah good thing. Brooke walks around
the car to enter the drivers seat. CUT TO: INT. THE CAR - NIGHT The
two sit in the car as they continue down the road across from the
beach. AMBER You should pull the car over. BROOKE Why? AMBER
Because I love my car! She says as she covers her mouth in a puking
manner. BROOKE Oh okay! (beat) Hold on. Brooke pulls over the car
and Amber hops out and instantaneously throws up. Brooke looks on
then turns away in disgust toward the beach. BROOKE Need any help?
AMBER Not unless you want to catch it. Amber pukes again. Brooke's
eyes take interest in JONATHAN TILLMAN, 20 sitting on the rocks.
Amber finishes her puking and makes back for the car. AMBER Okay.
(beat) Should be good for another mile or so! Amber noticing Brooke
staring at Jonathan. BROOKE Who is that? AMBER Just a nobody!
BROOKE How so? AMBER Well, nobody knows him. (beat) So, he's a
nobody. She laughs. Brooke half smiles back. The two girls make for
the car. Brooke having a hard time taking her eyes off of the boy.
BROOKE He looks young. (beat) He doesn't go to college? Amber tries
to get a good look at the boy. AMBER He looks pretty blurry to me.
BROOKE I wonder why. AMBER Why? (beat) No. I think that he works
downtown on car's or something. BROOKE Oh. AMBER Okay daydreamer if
you all set I am ready to pass out. (beat) Preferably in my own
bed! They laugh. BROOKE Okay. She says as they begin to drive off.
Jonathan looks up to the departing vehicle. Amber's head begins to
fall asleep. BROOKE Oh no! Amber jumps in fright and wide awake.
AMBER What? What is it? BROOKE It's almost ten! The clock on the
dash reads 9:53 PM. AMBER Don't worry we'll be in the room by ten.
She says as she passes out with her head falling on Brooke's
shoulder. Brooke frightfully looks to the road from Amber's head.
CUT TO: EXT. COLLEGE PARKING LOT - NIGHT The car pulls up and
Brooke rushes to help Amber out of the car and help her to the
dorm. Amber falls a few times and laughs as Brooke keeps her
worried eyes. BROOKE What did you drink more in the car without me
knowing? AMBER Possibility. INT. HALLWAY - SAME They rush down the
hallway Amber balancing on Brooke's side. The phone can be heard
faintly from outside the door ringing. Brooke fumbles with her
keys. BROOKE Oh no. Amber's words beginning to really fumble out of
her mouth. AMBER It's fine lemme stalk to dem. Brooke gets the door
opened and she guides Amber to her bed. Amber lays on her bed
pretending she's swimming. AMBER This was nice right here. Brooke
reaches for the phone and picks it up. Clock reads 10:17 PM. BROOKE
Hello? FRANK (v.o.) Brooke Lynn! Where have you been? BROOKE Sorry
daddy. AMBER She's sorry. So sorry! Amber makes a sad face to
Brooke. Brooke tries to cover up the background noise of Amber.
Amber begins to hiccup which seems to surprise herself. FRANK
(v.o.) Were you hanging out with that tramp? AMBER I would like
some water for my hiccups please. BROOKE No daddy we had a dorm
meeting for the first night and it went a little longer than
expected. FRANK (v.o.) That better be it! You had your mother
worried to death! BROOKE Sorry daddy. FRANK (v.o.) Well okay then.
Here, your mother would like to talk to you. BROOKE Okay, good
night daddy. Amber begins patting her throat. AMBER My throat is
hurting. Brooke grabs Amber a cup of water and hands it to her.
SUSAN (v.o.) Hi sweetheart. BROOKE Hi mom, sorry about that. SUSAN
(v.o.) Oh don't worry about it. So how was the first day? AMBER I
need some medicine for my throat. BROOKE Oh it was very
interesting. (beat) It's going to take some time getting use to
though. SUSAN (v.o.) All changes do. AMBER (yelling) Hi Mrs.
Brooke! SUSAN (v.o.) What was that? BROOKE Oh that was just Amber
saying hello to you. SUSAN (v.o.) Okay dear you tell her I say hi
and I guess I will let you get some sleep for your next busy day!
BROOKE Okay mom, thanks. SUSAN (v.o.) Love you dear. BROOKE Love
you too mom, night. Brooke hangs up. BROOKE You almost got me into
trouble. (beat) And my mother says hi. Amber looks in overwhelming
happiness. AMBER Really. Okay then you say hi to you for her too.
Then Amber's head falls down to her pillow as she passes out once
again. Brooke looks on and shakes her head with a sigh of
exhaustion. Brooke walks to Amber's bed and tucks Amber in. Then
shuts the lights off. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - MORNING The
alarm buzzes off next to Brooke's head as she unhappily slams it
silent. Amber is sitting up in her bed all dressed and showered
with a foam coffee cup in her hand. AMBER Hi there. (beat) Coffee?
BROOKE Yes please. As she rises slowly and tiredly. AMBER Thanks
for last night. She says as she hands Brooke a coffee cup from on
her dresser. BROOKE Oh no problem. AMBER Yes I was. (beat) I didn't
realize how your parents were. Guess its different for me just
having a mother who was never there. (beat) Not use to your
"schedule" and everything. But I don't want to be getting you in
trouble either. BROOKE Well thank you, but my father just tries to
hard to protect me. (beat) From everything. AMBER Which is
understandable. A moment of silence. Amber rises from her bed for
the door. AMBER Okay, I just wanted to give that coffee but I gotta
go to my sociology class now. BROOKE Okay thanks for the coffee.
Amber opening the door then peeking around it to Brooke with a
smile. AMBER No problem! They laugh as Amber exits. AMBER Catch you
later. BROOKE Okay. Brooke lies back down. Then looks to her clock,
it reads 9:15 am. She sighs then rises again. CUT TO: EXT. COLLEGE
HALLWAY - MORNING Amber guzzles the rest of her coffee before
entering the classroom. Then tossing the cup in a trash can. INT.
BUILDING - SAME She makes her way to her seat and sits. SCOTT WADE,
18 sitting to her left takes notice of her. She looks to him and
smiles. He smiles back. BROOKE Hi. SCOTT Hi. BROOKE Brooke. She
says with a smile. SCOTT I'm Scott. She turns away. Scott briefly
keeps his look and smile to her. The Professor enters. PROFESSOR
Hello students and good morning. CUT TO: INT. OUTSIDE CLASSROOM -
MORNING Brooke exits with the crowd of students and walks for the
exit. Scott rushes from behind her to catch up to her. He touches
her shoulder. She stops and turns. SCOTT Hi um... Brooke um...
(beat) Well, I was wondering if you. (beat) You wanna get something
to eat. Or something, sometime? Scott looking on embarrassed.
BROOKE No. (beat) I mean I can't. I'm sorry Scott. (beat) Well, my
father doesn't allow me to date. Scott looks to her in disbelief.
SCOTT Oh okay... (beat) Well then I guess I'll see you tomorrow
then. Scott turns and walks away. Brooke looks to his back sadly.
CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - AFTERNOON Brooke lays on her bed
writing in her poetry notebook, but hides it under her pillow as
Amber enters and picks up a book and reads. AMBER Hey what are you
doing now? BROOKE Nothing really. AMBER Good. You wanna go out to
dinner with some girls and me later. BROOKE Ah... yeah sure. AMBER
Okay. I have a favor to ask though. BROOKE Sure. AMBER Can you get
my oil changed for me? I'm over due but I have class right now.
(beat) Please. BROOKE Well, okay. AMBER Thanks you're a sweetheart,
keys are on my dresser, and here is thirty dollars. BROOKE Alright.
Amber goes to leave then catches herself. AMBER You know where it
is? BROOKE Ah... No. They laugh. AMBER Well it's three streets
before the theatre. It's on Jay Street. BROOKE Okay. AMBER Okay.
They laugh. AMBER See you in a bit. Thanks so much. BROOKE Alright,
bye. Amber closes the door, and Brooke closes her notebook and
hides it in her dresser drawer. Brooke then grabs Amber's keys. CUT
TO: EXT. JAY STREET - AFTERNOON Brooke drives around the corner
onto Jay Street looking for the place. She spots it and pulls in to
park. CUT TO: INT. OIL LUBE SHOP - AFTERNOON Brooke walks in the
shop lobby that connects to the office by a counter. The men around
check her out. Jonathan enters the office from the garage to greet
her. John is written above his right shirt pocket. Brooke notices
that it's the boy from the beach. JONATHAN Hi. (beat) How can we
help you? BROOKE Hi, um. (beat) Well my friends' car just needed an
oil change. JONATHAN That I can do. He smiles as she laughs.
JONATHAN (cont'd) Just have a seat and we'll pull it in and out.
BROOKE Okay. Says as she turns to a seat. JONATHAN Ah miss. BROOKE
Yeah? JONATHAN Sorry but I might need those keys. BROOKE Oh yeah
sorry. It's the neon out front. JONATHAN Okay thanks. Brooke smiles
and finds a seat. CUT TO: INT. OIL LUBE SHOP - DAY Jonathan comes
from the side of the car wiping the oil from his hands. He goes in
front of the car and begins fiddling around underneath the hood.
Brooke looks with great interest peeping around trying to see him
from under the hood. Jonathan quickly stands and his eyes take
notice of hers. Brooke's shy eyes hide away. Jonathan steps out
from the front of the neon and makes his way for the lobby door. He
opens it and looks to Brooke. JONATHAN Would you follow me please?
BROOKE Yeah, sure. Jonathan brings her to the front of the car.
JONATHAN Okay I changed the oil and toped off the washer fluid and
transmission fluid. (beat) Everything else seems to be fine. Brooke
continues her blank stare to him. BROOKE Are you...? JONATHAN I'm
sorry? BROOKE Never mind. (beat) It's nothing! JONATHAN Okay.
Jonathan gestures for the waiting room, as he walks her there and
opens the door for her. JONATHAN (cont'd) If you just wait in here,
I will drive the car out and then Jeff will cash you out, okay?
BROOKE Okay. Thank you. Jonathan just smiles as he makes for the
car. Wiping his feet, gesturing to Jeff and then getting in the
car. JEFF, 30 enters the office and plays with the computer. JEFF
Okay miss that will be $28.95. BROOKE Okay. She runs through the
cash then hands him a twenty and a ten. Jeff enters it into the
cash register. JEFF And one dollar and five cents is your change.
BROOKE Thank you. JEFF Thank you. Brooke glances at Jonathan
already laughing and joking with JIMMY, 23 and BOBBY, 26 in the
shop as she exits the lobby. Jonathan doesn't seem to notice her.
When she turns away to exit the door. Jonathan looks up and watches
her exit the shop, enter her car and leave. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S
ROOM - DAY Brooke enters the room to see Amber sitting on her bed
staring at her with a big smile. Brooke grabs a pillow off of her
bed and tosses it as Amber. Amber pretends to take offense. BROOKE
You jerk! (beat) You totally set that up! That's the boy from the
beach isn't it? AMBER No! (beat) Nope, I didn't nothing of the
such. BROOKE I can't believe you did that to me. AMBER What are you
talking about, you love it! BROOKE See you did! (beat) And no I
didn't. I looked like such a fool! AMBER You're the one all... Oh
who is that? (beat) Who is that cute mysterious hot stud out there!
Brooke gives Amber a stern look then they both break into laughter.
Brooke hiding her blushing face. AMBER Okay you ready to eat?
BROOKE Yeah what we having? AMBER Well thinking subs then brings
them to the beach. (beat) Back by ten. I promise! They both laugh.
BROOKE Okay that sounds nice. AMBER Okay then lets go. Brooke and
Amber get up and leave. CUT TO: EXT. THE BEACH - EVENING Brooke and
Amber walk onto the beach with two paper bags in hand. Amber points
to two girls already on a blanket on the beach. Then they walk to
them. AMBER Brooke this is Jill and this is Kim. (beat) Jill, Kim
this is Brooke. JILL Hi. BROOKE Hello. KIM Nice to meet you.
Amber's told us some stuff about you. BROOKE I can only imagine.
AMBER Okay. (beat) Lets eat! The girls prepare the food that they
have brought in the plastic bowls and the baskets. CUT TO: EXT. THE
BEACH - DAY The food is almost completely eaten. The girls run
around laughing and giggling as they play frisbee. KIM (to Brooke)
So your dad's one tough bastard huh? BROOKE He's not that bad.
Amber makes him sound like the devil. Amber nods acceptedly as
Brooke laughs slightly. An old dark blue ford tempo parks near
Amber's neon. Brooke takes notice from her laugh. Jonathan exits
the car and with notebook in hand he makes his way through the
beach. AMBER Ut oh. (beat) He's here! KIM What him? AMBER Yeah
Brooke's madly in love with him. BROOKE I am not! AMBER Yes you
are! (beat) And get this, the worst part is it was love at first
sight, but they were like five hundred feet away, in the dark!
BROOKE Like you remember. The girls laugh. Jonathan takes a seat on
one of the large rocks reaching into the ocean. JILL Why don't you
go talk to him? KIM If he knows how to talk. (beat) He's there like
every night writing, whatever it is that he writes. JILL Probably a
romance novel. KIM Yeah about a beach hunk coming to the aid of a
drowning miss pretty. JILL + KIM + AMBER Brooke... They all laugh.
BROOKE Ha, ha. Not funny. She says with a smile. AMBER Go find out
what he writes in that thing. BROOKE No way. You already forced a
confrontation earlier! (beat) He'll think I'm stalking him. KIM Or
he could really like you. (beat) We do. JILL Yeah. So far. The
girls laugh. AMBER Just go say hi what can it hurt. BROOKE I can't!
And anyway, my father would... AMBER Would what? (beat) I'm sorry
don't wanna burst your bubble but it's okay. Really! KIM He does
look kinda cute. JILL Yeah, I wanna know what he's writing. Amber
gives Brooke sympathetic eyes. KIM + JILL Yeah go ahead. BROOKE No.
(beat) No. The girls continue to stare at Brooke with batty eyes.
BROOKE Fine. But, I'm only doing it cause you made me. AMBER Sure
BROOKE In a few minutes pick up to leave so I can say I have to go.
Okay? AMBER That's fine. (beat) Have fun. Brooke give a glaring
look back at Amber as she walks away. The girls smile as they watch
Brooke approach Jonathan sitting on the rocks writing in his
journal. Looking up and out to sea from time to time then back to
his writing. Brooke nears Jonathan. Jonathan does not acknowledge
Brooke's presence. BROOKE Um. JONATHAN Isn't it beautiful? He says
looking out across the beach where the waves splash up against the
rocks. BROOKE What? JONATHAN The water. I think every man needs his
ocean. (beat) And woman. He says with a smile at Brooke. BROOKE
Yeah. JONATHAN So they finally talked you into coming over huh?
BROOKE Yeah. I mean I wanted to come over. Jonathan closes his
notebook preventing Brooke from seeing anything written. JONATHAN
Yup. Looked that way. Jonathan looks kindly into her eyes and she
eases. JONATHAN (cont'd) So have a seat. BROOKE Thank you. (beat)
So what you writing there? JONATHAN To the point! What is that boy
writing out there for? (beat) What is he writing anyway? An odd boy
that one is! BROOKE I don't think that you're odd for writing out
here. It's beautiful here. JONATHAN You're not the first you know.
Some people even send their kids over just out of curiosity. BROOKE
Sorry. Jonathan changes tone. JONATHAN No, I'm sorry. (beat) I've
just gotten use to certain things. I've become blind to kindness.
BROOKE Oh. (beat) I'm Brooke. She extends her hand to shake.
Jonathan accepts it. JONATHAN John. (beat) From the oil shop.
Brooke smiles embarrassingly. Brooke and Jonathan notices the girls
picking up and Amber waving to her. JONATHAN Looks like your
party's heading out. BROOKE Yeah looks that way. JONATHAN Well, it
was nice meeting you Brooke. BROOKE You to. JONATHAN Perhaps we'll
meet again someday. BROOKE Hopefully. (beat) Bye. JONATHAN Bye.
Brooke gets up and walks over to the girls who await with sadly
withheld smiles of excitement. KIM So? JILL Yeah, so? BROOKE So
what? JILL Oh you can't do that! What was he like? Amber just
watches and smiles. Brooke blushes a little. Jill and Kim look to
each other. JILL + KIM She likes him. They say to each other then
laughing. BROOKE He's just a very nice person that's all. (beat)
Sure loves the water though. JILL + KIM Mmmhmm. They say to each
other with another giggle. AMBER Okay ladies we're outta here.
Amber says trying to save Brooke. Amber turns to walk away with a
wave and Brooke follows. Jonathan sits on the beach watching Brooke
and Amber leave. Brooke and Amber walk to Amber's car. They get in
and Amber pulls away. CUT TO: INT. THE ROAD - EVENING They make
they're way back to the college alongside the ocean in view. Brooke
keeps her eyes out the side window staring at the ocean waves
splashing on the rocks. Amber glances over to Brooke and looks a
second. Amber turns back to the road and smiles to herself. CUT TO:
INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - NIGHT Both Amber and Brooke lay on their beds
reading. Brooke's eyes are focused on her book as Amber's eyes keep
making there way over to Brooke secretly as if she was waiting.
Brooke suddenly drops her book and looks over to Amber as she
begins speaking. Amber's attention goes directly to her with a
little smile. BROOKE You know what the first thing he said to me
was? AMBER What? BROOKE He pointed out how beautiful the ocean is!
AMBER And? BROOKE Who does that? AMBER Him apparently. BROOKE I was
so nervous to go up to him. And he had me look at the waves. AMBER
He's a little different! BROOKE I think he's really different! She
says with a little smile. AMBER I think someone has a little crush.
BROOKE No. She says with a little embarrassing smile that changes
to a saddened look to the wall. BROOKE (cont'd) I'm not allowed to.
Amber's eyes sadden also. The phone then rings next to the alarm
clock that reads 9:58. Brooke answers it. Her face and tone turns
to a faked happiness. BROOKE Hi. (beat) Nope. (beat) Yeah. (beat)
No dad! (beat) No boys! Amber's eyes drift back to her book. BROOKE
(cont'd) I know. (beat) I am. (beat) Okay, love you too. (beat)
Tell mom I said hi and love you. Okay bye. Brooke hangs up the
phone then quietly goes back to her book. CUT TO: INT. CLASSROOM -
MORNING Brooke sits at her desk listening to the Professor preach
on and on. PROFESSOR And that is how we get that percentage each
year. You can't change the effective number over here and expect to
get a different outcome here. Brooke looks over to Scott next to
her. He looks at her looking at him. Brooke smiles to him. He
doesn't even smile then returns his attention to the Professor.
Brooke turns back as her smile saddens. PROFESSOR Pages One
Seventeen through one forty four please and thank you. With that
the students begin preparing to leave gathering they're materials.
Brooke gathers her things and makes for the exit. INT. COLLEGE
HALLWAY - SAME Brooke exits her classroom with her other students.
She walks down the hall when her attention is gotten by a flyer on
a giant pin board on the hall's wall. Brooke stops and reads the
flyer. It has a little take one section of neon orange papers
describing the contest. Brooke takes one. The flyer has in giant
letters the word POETRY. BROOKE (to herself) A poetry contest for
publication. She says to herself with thought. CUT TO: INT.
BROOKE'S ROOM - AFTERNOON Brooke enters her room. She drops her bag
next to the desk. Brooke empties her notebooks and books from her
bag to her desk while sitting at it. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM -
EVENING Then reads part of her book. She prepares to write
something in the notebook. She seems suddenly distracted as she
looks out the window. Amber enters. AMBER Hi. BROOKE Hi. Hey can I
borrow your car? (beat) I need some groceries. AMBER Hey, I'll go
with you. (beat) Nevermind. I've got some work to do. You can just
take it. BROOKE Great thanks. Amber gives her keys over to Brooke.
Brooke puts on her school sweatshirt and exits. BROOKE Thanks.
AMBER Anytime. Brooke leaves. CUT TO: EXT. THE BEACH - DAY Brooke
pulls up and exits the car. She notices that there is no one there
or on the rocks. She decides to go sit on the swings facing the
water. Moments later she is startled by Jonathan's voice. JONATHAN
Miss me? BROOKE What? (beat) No! Jonathan places his notebook down
and takes a seat on the next swing with a giant smile. BROOKE I
just like the ocean. JONATHAN Oh yeah? BROOKE Yeah. They smile to
each other. JONATHAN So you go to the college? BROOKE Yeah how did
you know? Do you go there? JONATHAN Your sweatshirt. Brooke looks
down at her shirt and is embarrassed. BROOKE Oh. JONATHAN No I was
never really the learnin' type! BROOKE So you've never went?
JONATHAN To college? (beat) Nope. BROOKE Never wanted to? JONATHAN
Not really. I got my job at the oil shop and that has been my life
so far. BROOKE Yeah well, I had to go! JONATHAN You did, did ya?
How's that? BROOKE My parents. My father mostly. He has it in his
mind that I'm going to be a great doctor someday. (beat) I can't
even stand being in a hospital for more than a few minutes.
JONATHAN So what's in your mind? Brooke pauses a moment in thought.
Brooke looks to him with excitement before speaking. BROOKE I
always wanted to write, or publish. Or both. I love writings of all
forms. I would of loved to be a poet. JONATHAN So!? BROOKE So what?
JONATHAN Why are you going to be a doctor? BROOKE My father's so
strung up on it. I can't break his heart. JONATHAN Have you told
him about your dreams? BROOKE He'd never understand. JONATHAN Maybe
he would if you told him how you felt about it. BROOKE I doubt it.
But, at least I won't be lacking financially like most poets are!
She says with a half smile. JONATHAN Yeah, I guess your right. He
says in a pathetic agreement. BROOKE So what do you write in that
book? JONATHAN Poems. BROOKE Oh. She says embarrassed. JONATHAN
Don't worry its just my hobby. He says with a wink. BROOKE Can I
read some? JONATHAN No. BROOKE Why not? JONATHAN I don't like
showing them. BROOKE Oh. I understand. JONATHAN Sorry. BROOKE No
that's fine. It's your own personal expressions. You don't have to
share them if you don't want. JONATHAN Yeah. He says pathetically.
A moment of silence. Brooke breaks the silence. BROOKE Well, I
should bring my roommate's car back. I'm sure she's wondering where
I am by now. JONATHAN Okay thanks for the talk again. BROOKE Same.
She says as she rises to leave. She takes a few steps away and
turns to him with sudden excitingly shy words. BROOKE You wanna eat
or something maybe? Jonathan looks at her momentarily as if in
thought. BROOKE I mean you don't... JONATHAN Sure. BROOKE Okay. Can
I get your number? JONATHAN Seven two six, six. BROOKE Seven two
six, six. She says to herself to remember. BROOKE (cont'd) Okay
thanks. I will call you. JONATHAN Sounds great. She smiles with a
returned one from Jonathan. BROOKE Bye. JONATHAN Bye. Jonathan's
smile is lost when he looks back out to the water his face turns to
worried look. CUT TO: INT. THE ROAD - EVENING Brooke makes her way
down the road back to home. BROOKE Seven two six, six. Seven two
six, six. She laughs at herself. BROOKE (cont'd) Seven two six,
six. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - EVENING Amber sits at her desk
doing her work and turns and notices Brooke walking in. AMBER So
how did it go? BROOKE How did what go? Amber smiles to Brooke
trying to get the truth. BROOKE Is it that obvious that I went?
AMBER I don't see any groceries do I? With that out of the way
Brooke hops on the bed excitingly. BROOKE Okay he got there after
me which embarrassed me. Then we just hung out on the swings and
talked a little. AMBER About what? BROOKE He asked about school and
we got into my parents a little. And he writes poetry! AMBER Poetry
huh? She says with a smile. BROOKE Yeah and... His seven two six,
six is his number! She says with an extremely embarrassed smile as
Amber's face lights up with joy for her. Then Amber puts on a
sarcastically serious face. AMBER (jokingly) If your father knew
about this! BROOKE (jokingly) You're not going to tell him are you?
She replies playing along. AMBER I wouldn't dream of it. BROOKE
This feels so wrong and so right. (beat) If that makes any sense at
all. AMBER Yeah. I understand. BROOKE I love my father so much, but
I can't keep living behind these walls. There's no question of his
love for me. (beat) I don't know. Either way I'm in trouble with
him or with myself. AMBER What do you want? BROOKE What is it with
this guy! Amber smiles and laughs with the confused girl. AMBER
You've been stuck on him ever since you saw him. BROOKE Yes, but I
don't know why. AMBER Do you really need to? A brief silent
thought. BROOKE And I've always been able to ignore and avoid
anything like this before. AMBER Maybe you're just ready to accept
for once and move on! BROOKE Perhaps. (beat) This is all really
stupid! It even sounds stupid! AMBER But that's love! The greatest
stupidity of all. That each and every one of us save a place for.
They both question that remark in their heads then laugh. BROOKE
(laughing) What the hell was that? AMBER (laughing) I don't really
know. Never was too good at improving deep thoughts. BROOKE And,
I'm not in love! AMBER Whatever. You are so in love! Brooke
continuing as if Amber hadn't spoken. BROOKE (cont'd) Maybe an
infatuation of some sorts that's all. AMBER Whatever. (beat) So
when are you going to call him? BROOKE I shouldn't! Amber gives
Brooke a pathetic look. BROOKE (cont'd) Tomorrow? (beat) Too soon?
Amber laughs at Brooke and shuts off her bed light. AMBER Good
night. BROOKE Is it? (beat) Well, is it? Amber fakes a sleeping
snore. Brooke crashes backwards to her pillow with a frustrated
sigh. She smiles then closes her eyes. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM -
DAY Brooke lies in her bed writing her poetry. Every now and then
she glances over to the phone. Her sentences start becoming numbers
as she writes 7 2 6 6. She notices it and sighs. BROOKE (to
herself) Okay. She rises and grabs the phone and dials the number.
She nervously awaits his voice. Instead she gets his machine.
JONATHAN (v.o.) I'm not home right now, sorry, but if you leave a
message then I should have one to listen to when I get back!
Thanks. The machine beeps and Brooke leaves an off guard panicky
message. BROOKE Um. Hi. This is Brooke. Ah. I guess your at work or
I don't know, not home right? Right... I was just calling to talk.
You can call me if you get this. Well, when you get this message. I
should be here all night. Thanks. She hangs up the phone and
immediately sighs in frustration. She dials the number again. The
message plays again. JONATHAN (v.o.) I'm not home right now, sorry,
but if you leave a message then I should have one to listen to when
I get back! Thanks. BROOKE Yeah sorry it's me again I forgot that
if you want to reach me then my number's 6627. Okay bye. She hangs
up the phone and places it to her head as her eyes go to the
ground. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - EVENING Brooke lays on her bed
reading as Amber sits at her desk doing her work. The phone rings
and Amber picks it up. Brooke is curious to who it is, but
pretending not to be. AMBER Oh hi. Yes she is! Hold on please.
(beat) It's lover boy! BROOKE Shut up! Really? AMBER Mmmhmm. She
says with a shake of her head and a giant smile. Brooke gets all
embarrassed and nervous. Brooke takes the phone from Amber. Amber
pretends to dive right back into her work. BROOKE Hi. How are you?
INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - SAME JONATHAN I'm pretty good and
yourself? BROOKE Great! I'm good. Jonathan laughs and Brooke gives
a worried look as Amber smirks. JONATHAN Oh yeah? BROOKE Yeah. I
guess I'm somewhere in between there. Amber rolls her eyes with a
smile. JONATHAN Well at least it's above being between bad and
terrible. BROOKE Good point. JONATHAN Thank you. BROOKE So... sorry
about the two messages! JONATHAN No it was great! I came home to
two messages. Made my day! BROOKE Okay, okay. JONATHAN No I'm
serious. (beat) So you eating tonight? BROOKE I think it was
somewhere in my schedule today. JONATHAN Oh yeah? (beat) With who?
BROOKE Well my first couple of parties kind of bailed on me last
minute, so I was wondering what you might have in store for this
evening. JONATHAN Oh really, well I don't know I think I had some
big plans for tonight. But... (beat) I think maybe just this once I
can spare some time. BROOKE Great! When would you like to go to
wherever we shall go? JONATHAN Is six good? BROOKE I don't know...
that's only two hours for me to dress! JONATHAN Oh it's really okay
McDonald's doesn't even care if you go in pajamas! You just need
the cash. Brooke laughs. BROOKE Okay six is great! Do you know your
way around the school? JONATHAN Nope, but I guess I could learn.
BROOKE Okay well if you're looking at the school the dorms are to
the right of it. We are located on the bottom floor of the Building
entitled Taylor room 122. Got it? JONATHAN Yup. I'll call you if I
get lost! Brooke laughs a little. BROOKE Great. Okay then I shall
see you then, then. JONATHAN Yes! Till then, then. They laugh a
little. JONATHAN (cont'd) Bye. BROOKE Bye. Brooke hangs up the
phone and looks to the back of Amber's head. A moment of silence.
AMBER I'm Brooke and I'm goodate today, how are you feeling? BROOKE
Jerk! She says as she throws a pillow Amber's way. They both laugh.
BROOKE (cont'd) Now help me pick out some thing to wear. I have
nothing good! AMBER I got just the thing! BROOKE Really? AMBER No,
but lets look shall we. Amber says with a smile. Brooke laughs. CUT
TO: INT. HALLWAY - EVENING Jonathan finally makes his way to
Brooke's door wearing blue jeans and a sweater. He checks himself
before knocking. He knocks and Brooke answers. Brooke is wearing a
beautiful sparkled blue dress. Jonathan's face drops. BROOKE Hi.
Brooke awaits his words. JONATHAN Hi. Um... you look beautiful.
BROOKE Thank you. Come on in. She says with a shy look. INT.
BROOKE'S ROOM - EVENING Jonathan enters from Brooke's invitation.
BROOKE (cont'd) This is my roommate Amber and physical appearance
consultant now I guess! Amber this is Jonathan. AMBER Hi. JONATHAN
Hello. AMBER So where you kids headed tonight. JONATHAN I was
thinking McGee's. But, I think that dress deserves something
better. AMBER It does. Like Tilly's. JONATHAN (jokingly) Yeah. If I
had a million dollars. He says jokingly without a good response.
BROOKE No. It's fine really. JONATHAN I am not dressed anywhere
close to you! BROOKE Should I change? JONATHAN No. You don't have
to change I just feel stupid. BROOKE Oh it's okay. I can change if
you want! JONATHAN No, that dress looks great on you! BROOKE Okay
you can't be doing that all night. She says sarcastically. JONATHAN
Yup, okay I'm done. BROOKE Good, and thank you. Brooke grabs her
coat and exits the door to the hallway with Jonathan. BROOKE Bye.
She says to Amber with a wave. Jonathan waves also. JONATHAN Nice
meeting you. AMBER You too. Bye, have fun! The door closes. INT.
HALLWAY - EVENING They begin walking down the hall in silence.
Jonathan stops and looks over Brooke. JONATHAN You know what?
BROOKE What? JONATHAN You look great! Brooke gives him a little
slap on the shoulder. As they both laugh and continue walking. CUT
TO: INT. THE CAR - EVENING Jonathan and Brooke drive down the road.
JONATHAN Hey, do you mind if I run home real quick and change?
BROOKE You really don't have too. JONATHAN I know. (beat) But I
think it would be better if it didn't look like you just picked me
up off the street. BROOKE You look fine. I over dressed. (beat) But
if you really need to. JONATHAN I do. BROOKE Okay. Jonathan smiles
gladly. Brooke smiles back. They silence and continue driving. CUT
TO: INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - EVENING Jonathan enters the
apartment followed by Brooke. JONATHAN Okay, I'll just be a minute.
(beat) Sorry for the mess. BROOKE No, it's fine. JONATHAN Okay, be
right back. BROOKE Okay. Brooke begins looking around. She notices
his bookshelf with many assorted books upon it. She notices on the
bottom shelves strictly devoted to notebooks. Brooke sneakily grabs
one of the notebooks and looks through it. She notices that it's
all poems. She checks another to see if that one is filled also and
it is. She hears Jonathan coming back and quickly puts the
notebooks away. Jonathan enters the room. JONATHAN Okay. I am all
set. BROOKE It's about time. She says with a smile as both break
out into a laughter. They exit the apartment. CUT TO: INT. TILLY'S
RESTAURANT - EVENING The two sit at the table eating their meals.
JONATHAN Sorry about my apartment. (beat) It, wasn't expecting
anyone. BROOKE Oh, well it, was fine. (beat) This restaurant is
amazing. JONATHAN Thank you. I try to keep it in good shape. Brooke
looks at him momentarily then they laugh. BROOKE So I write poetry
also. JONATHAN Oh yeah? BROOKE Yeah, but it's not really any good.
JONATHAN Is that your opinion or others. BROOKE Mostly mine. Others
say they like it. (beat) Have you ever thought of entering a
contest or anything to see just how good your stuff is? JONATHAN
No. BROOKE Why not? Jonathan just looks at her in silence. BROOKE
(cont'd) Okay. Sorry. Forgot. (beat) So what about your family.
JONATHAN So your dad's pretty controlling huh? BROOKE Yeah he's
very protective. He thinks that I am going to end up like my mother
and have a baby when I'm seventeen. The waiter brings the two there
plates of food. JONATHAN (to the waiter) Thank you. (to Brooke) And
how old are you? BROOKE Nineteen. (to the waiter) Thank you.
JONATHAN I see. He says with a non understanding look of sarcasm.
BROOKE My mother had me at seventeen. I guess my father felt
obligated to stay with us. He just wants to make sure that doesn't
happen with me I guess. JONATHAN Uh huh. (beat) Some complicated
issues there. BROOKE Yeah. That's my father for ya. (beat) So what
about your mother or father? JONATHAN Isn't this food great. A
fortune but great. Brooke looks at his attempts to avoid the
questions sadly. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - NIGHT Amber stands by
her bed humming to herself when a knock comes at the door. AMBER
Don't tell me that you're back alr... (beat) Mr. Weary. She says in
shock as she opens the door to Frank and Susan in the hallway.
SUSAN Hello dear. Is Brooke here? AMBER Actually she isn't. FRANK
Where is she? AMBER I'm pretty sure that she's at a study group.
For math. SUSAN That's fine. FRANK A study group? AMBER Yeah. SUSAN
Thank you dear. We'll just come back later. Wont we Frank? (beat)
Do you know when she'll be getting back? AMBER I think it gets done
around nine. FRANK Nine! AMBER Actually I think nine thirty. SUSAN
That's fine. We'll just go grab some diner and come back. (beat)
Any suggestions? AMBER What? SUSAN On places to eat? AMBER Oh, um
yeah actually. There is a really nice place down on ninth street
called Tilly's. SUSAN Great thank you dear. (beat) Lets go Frank.
AMBER Have a nice diner. SUSAN Thank you. See you in a little
while. AMBER Okay. Amber closes the door with a breath of relief.
CUT TO: INT. TILLY'S RESTARUANT - NIGHT Frank and Susan enter the
restaurant. SUSAN This was a nice choice by Amber. They're greeted
by a restaurant Greeter. GREETER Good evening. There are two of
you? SUSAN Yes just two. GREETER Follow me please. They follow the
man to their table. FRANK Brooke never said anything about a study
group. SUSAN You know that she is always getting into those things.
I'd wish you would stop worrying about her. They stop with the
Greeter at one of the tables. He places the menu's on the table and
Frank and Susan sit. GREETER Here you are. (beat) Your waitress
will be with you in a moment. SUSAN Thank you. The greeter nods and
leaves. Frank and Susan begin looking through their menu's. SUSAN
These deserts look wonderful. Don't they Frank. (beat) What are you
staring at? Frank's eyes have found Brooke at one of the table
across the room behind Susan. His anger grows within. Susan looks
to find her daughter the target of Frank's harsh eyes. Frank goes
to get up. SUSAN No Frank. (beat) You leave her alone. You wont
embarrass her here. (beat) Sit down. Frank slowly sits. FRANK She
is in so much trouble. (beat) I told her no boys. SUSAN Frank. Look
at your menu and choose something. (beat) You will talk to her
later. Frank picks up his menu slowly while still looking at Brooke
and Jonathan laughing and having a good time. The waiter brings
them their check and they rise to leave the restaurant. FRANK
They're leaving. SUSAN So we'll see her in her room. Frank looks at
her angrily. As Susan returns to searching the menu. CUT TO: EXT.
THE BEACH - NIGHT Jonathan and Brooke sit on a bench overlooking
the ocean. BROOKE Tonight's been wonderful. JONATHAN I had a great
time too. (beat) Never really done this before. BROOKE What a date?
JONATHAN Yeah. BROOKE You've never been on a date before? JONATHAN
Well almost once. There was a nun, Sister Mary, at the orphanage
that I think just felt bad for me. One time she made a picnic for
just the both of us. (beat) She was the only one I ever really
cared about. BROOKE That's so sweet and so sad at the same time.
JONATHAN Yeah. He says as he stares off into the ocean. Brooke's
saddened eye turns from his face to the ocean also. CUT TO: INT.
HALLWAY - NIGHT. Jonathan and Brooke walk towards her dorm room
door together. BROOKE I had such a good time tonight. JONATHAN
You've said that already. BROOKE I know. (beat) I'm sorry. They
stop at Brooke's door. JONATHAN No it's okay. I really enjoyed
tonight also. They both look at each other with a glow in their
eyes momentarily. Brooke leans her face in towards Jonathan's.
BROOKE (whispering) Well, I guess I will... Jonathan pulls his face
away slowly. Brooke opens her eyes in embarrassment. Just then the
door swings open quickly. They looks to see Frank at the door with
Susan and Amber in the room. FRANK This is your study group huh?
(beat) Get in here young lady! BROOKE But, daddy. I just... FRANK
Now! BROOKE (to Jonathan) I'm sorry. Brooke rushes in upset. Frank
exits the room to the hall with Jonathan and closes the door behind
him. FRANK Listen here young man. I don't know what you know and
what you don't. But my daughter is not to be with anyone.
Especially someone like you. She has a future and I am going to
make sure she gets it. So you just walk away and never come back.
Do you understand me? JONATHAN (withholding) Yeah. FRANK What?
JONATHAN Yes sir. They stare at each other momentarily then
Jonathan turns and walks away. Jonathan turns his head to look back
and sees Frank just glaring at him. INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - SAME Susan
and Amber are trying to consult the upset girl. BROOKE Why did he
have to do this mom? (beat) Why didn't you keep him away? SUSAN I
know hunny. I'm sorry. You know your father. Frank enters the room.
FRANK I don't know what on god's green earth you were thinking
tonight. (beat) Huh, are you just trying to throw everything away.
BROOKE What? What are you talking about? (beat) What am I throwing
away? AMBER I should go. BROOKE (to Amber) No please don't. FRANK
You don't need boys now. Your just going to ruin your life. You
just need to go to school and become a good doctor. BROOKE Why
because that's what you want? FRANK No, because that's what you
need missy! BROOKE And you don't think I know what I need in my
life? (beat) I'm not a little girl anymore. FRANK Oh but you are!
And no you don't know what you need. That's why I always have to
tell you! And I am telling you that you will not see that boy or
any other boys again. You are here to go to school! So go to
school! SUSAN That's enough Frank. Frank throws up his hands in
frustration as Brooke cries. Frank heads for the door. FRANK We'll
be checking up on you. (beat) And you better get it right this
time. (beat) Let's go Susan. Frank exits the room. SUSAN I'm sorry
hunny. He'll call and apologize when he feels better. Brooke just
cries. Susan exits. Amber rushes over to hold Brooke as she cries
it all out. AMBER I'm so sorry Brooke. FADE OUT. FADE IN: INT.
JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT. Jonathan lays on his bed writing in
one of his notebooks when interrupted by a knock at his door. He
rises and answers the door. To his surprise it's Brooke. JONATHAN
Should you be here? He walks away from the open door. Brooke enters
and closes it. BROOKE I'm sorry about what happened. JONATHAN Take
it that was your father. BROOKE Yeah. (beat) He's a little
controlling. JONATHAN Little huh? BROOKE His intentions are good.
(beat) He just goes a little overboard. JONATHAN Well apparently
I'm not even suppose to be talking to you right now. BROOKE I had
to come and say that I was sorry. JONATHAN Okay. BROOKE And that I
don't care what he says anymore. (beat) If I want to be with you
then that's just too bad for him. I like spending time with you.
JONATHAN You don't even know me. BROOKE I want to. JONATHAN No you
don't. Brooke closes in on Jonathan. BROOKE Yes, I do. JONATHAN No
you don't! (beat) Trust me. Your father's right. You shouldn't be
hanging out with me. BROOKE My father is not right. And even if the
decision I make is wrong at least I took it! JONATHAN You don't
want to push your family away. BROOKE They're pushing me away! They
submit in silence momentarily. BROOKE Anyway. (beat) Can I stay
here tonight? JONATHAN Why? BROOKE Cause Amber dropped me off and I
don't really want to call her back here. JONATHAN I can bring you
home then. (beat) Let me get a shirt on. BROOKE I really don't want
to go back there tonight. Jonathan stops and turns to Brooke. They
just look into each others eyes momentarily. JONATHAN Alright.
(beat) Here let me make the bed up a little. BROOKE Thank you.
(beat) Where's your bathroom? JONATHAN Across from the kitchen,
second door down. BROOKE Thanks. INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT -
BATHROOM - SAME Brooke walks into the bathroom and looks into the
mirror and looks at herself for a moment. She begins to smile
embarrassingly. INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - SAME Jonathan
finishes making the bed when Brooke enters the bedroom wearing only
a large T-shirt and black underwear. JONATHAN Alright the bed is
all... (beat) Set. BROOKE Great. A moment of silence. JONATHAN
Alright so, good night then. BROOKE Where are you going? JONATHAN I
have a pull out couch. BROOKE They hurt to sleep on. JONATHAN Not
too much. BROOKE I wont bite. You don't have to give up your whole
bed for just me. JONATHAN No really it's okay. BROOKE You sure.
JONATHAN Yeah. BROOKE Okay. (beat) Thank you. JONATHAN No problem.
Jonathan exits the bedroom. Brooke slips into bed and gives a
worried look to a picture frame on the wall with a picture of a
family in it that came with the frame. Then shuts the light off
next to the bed. INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - SAME
Jonathan pulls out the couch and jumps on pulling his blankets over
him. He curls up and holds tightly to his pillow with a sigh of
struggle. Brooke enters the living room. BROOKE Can I sleep in
here? Jonathan looks at her shockingly. JONATHAN Don't want the
bed? BROOKE No, not really. JONATHAN (pause) Yeah sure. Jonathan
rises to get out of bed. Brooke stops him. BROOKE No, I want you to
stay too. JONATHAN (lost) Um... Okay. Jonathan lies back down and
slides far over. Brooke slips under the covers. Jonathan tosses his
covers off and tucks them under his side. BROOKE Why were you in an
orphanage? (beat) If it's okay for me to ask. JONATHAN I don't
know. I can't remember anything besides being in the orphanage.
BROOKE And you never left? JONATHAN I had a few families that took
me in. BROOKE And? JONATHAN And it just didn't work out. BROOKE
Sorry. JONATHAN Not your fault. BROOKE I know. She says with a
little smile. JONATHAN Smart ass. Brooke gives a gasp as if she's
offended and then pathetically hits Jonathan's shoulder. He fights
to restrain her briefly without much effort. Both of them pausing
with they're faces both inches away. Jonathan smiles, lets go of
Brooke and rolls back to his side. BROOKE Do you not like me?
JONATHAN I do. BROOKE So you just don't want to kiss me? JONATHAN I
do! BROOKE Then why don't you? JONATHAN Because. BROOKE Because?
JONATHAN It's complicated. (beat) There's allot to it. BROOKE I'm
willing to listen. Brooke looks at Jonathan momentarily waiting.
Jonathan looks away in shame. Then back to Brooke. JONATHAN I've
never been close to anyone before. (beat) That nun was the closest
friend I have ever had until you came into my life. (beat) The
feelings I feel for you already scare me. It's all new to me and I
don't know what to think or what to expect. BROOKE I don't either.
I don't have the same background that you have, but I feel exactly
the same with us and this that you do. (beat) I'm taking it day by
day just as you are. Not know what to think or knowing what to
expect... Jonathan's hands rise quickly to grab Brooke's face and
then surprises her with a kiss. A kiss that she melts into. The
kiss continues. CUT TO: INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - MORNING
Jonathan finishes cooking breakfast in the kitchen as Brooke begins
to wake on the pulled out couch. BROOKE What are you doing?
JONATHAN Hungry? BROOKE Yeah! JONATHAN Then get your but up! Brooke
rises and walks to the kitchen up to Jonathan. BROOKE (kissing him)
Morning. JONATHAN Good morning. (beat) Like eggs? BROOKE Yes
please. JONATHAN What time do you have to be at school? Brooke
looks at the clock and then back to Jonathan. BROOKE In about an
hour. JONATHAN Great. I'll bring you there on my way to work.
BROOKE Thank you. JONATHAN No problem. (beat) Now eat. BROOKE Yes
sir. They laugh. CUT TO: EXT. COLLEGE PARKING LOT - DAY Jonathan
drives up to the dormitory building and stops his car. Brooke opens
her door. BROOKE So I'll call you later if that's okay. JONATHAN
That's fine. BROOKE Okay. (beat) Bye. JONATHAN Talk to you later.
BROOKE Yup. Bye. She shuts the door and Jonathan waves goodbye to
her with Brooke waving back. Jonathan pulls away. CUT TO: INT.
BROOKE'S ROOM - DAY Brooke enters her dorm room. Amber's face
lights up as she continues sitting on her bed as if she was waiting
there all night. Brooke's face turns beat red to the sight of Amber
as she crashes onto her bed. AMBER So? (beat) You can't just not
tell me anything. BROOKE Maybe there's nothing to tell. AMBER Oh
shut up! Brooke smile. AMBER (cont'd) No. You didn't! (beat) You
did didn't you! You little slut! BROOKE Agh. She says in offense
with a smile as she grabs her pillow and throws it at Amber. AMBER
So, what happened? Brooke putting it off momentarily. BROOKE He
kissed me. AMBER And. BROOKE I didn't think he was going to, and
then he did. (beat) It was so great. AMBER And then? BROOKE And
then nothing he went back to his bed in the living room. AMBER You
slept in different places? BROOKE Yeah he gave me his bed. AMBER
Girl you have so much to learn. BROOKE Tell me about it. Amber
looks to Brooke suspiciously. AMBER You're lying! BROOKE No I'm
not! (beat) Okay. I slept in the living room too. She says
embarrassingly. AMBER You are a little slut! BROOKE Shut up! She
says laughing with Amber and throwing another pillow at her. They
begin a little pillow fight. CUT TO: INT. OIL LUBE SHOP - DAY
Jonathan continues working under a hood of a car with a giant smile
on his face. Jeff, Bobby and Jimmy watch Jonathan in amazement.
JIMMY What's with him? BOBBY Yeah I've never seen him like this
before. JEFF Probably got laid for once. Jeff walks over to
Jonathan. JEFF What's wrong with you? JONATHAN What are you talking
about? JEFF You look like the Joker from Batman. JONATHAN I don't
know what you're talking about. JEFF You never smile! JONATHAN So I
can't just be smiling at work now? JEFF Nope you can't. (beat) So
come on, you can tell me. You got laid didn't you? JONATHAN I'm
just having a good day that's all. JEFF Okay suit yourself. Jeff
turns and walks back to Jimmy and Bobby. BOBBY So why's he so
happy? JEFF He got laid. JIMMY + BOBBY Ah. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S
ROOM - NIGHT Brooke lies face up on her bed talking on the phone.
BROOKE Okay so I will see you tomorrow night then? CUT TO: INT.
JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - SAME Jonathan lies face down on his bed on
the phone. His notebook is at the corner of his bed with a pen on
it. JONATHAN Yeah I'll get you around six thirty. BROOKE Okay I'll
see you then. Bye. JONATHAN Bye. Jonathan hangs up the phone and
pauses momentarily. Then tosses the phone aside and grabs the
notebook and begins writing on a blank page. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S
ROOM - NIGHT Brooke hangs up the phone and sets it on her chest as
she stares at her backpack. She notices the poetry flyer hanging
out. She goes over and takes it from her bag and reads it once
more. Then the phone rings. Brooke answers it. BROOKE Hello? INT.
WEARY'S KITCHEN - NIGHT Susan stands by the refrigerator talking to
her daughter on the phone. Frank listens from a short distance.
SUSAN Brooke? BROOKE Hi mom. SUSAN I'm sorry for last night Brooke.
You know your father... BROOKE I'm tired of it mother. I don't want
to deal with him controlling every little thing in my life anymore.
SUSAN I know dear. (beat) Well, he wants to talk to you. (beat)
Here you go. FRANK Young lady you listen to me what happened last
night was because of you. You made the wrong decisions last night.
BROOKE No. I didn't! (beat) Because for once it was my own
decisions! FRANK You better mind your tongue missy because you are
on thin ice and by the next semester you could find yourself closer
to home if you keep this up. BROOKE Fine. Frank hangs up the phone
on Brooke. Brooke hangs up and lay's with tears in her eyes. CUT
TO: INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT Jonathan and Brooke lay on
the couch watching a movie. BROOKE Oh. I hate funerals. JONATHAN
Yeah and this one isn't even a good one. BROOKE None of them are
good! JONATHAN Right. (beat) I hope that at my funeral I can have
one of those silent ones. So no one can say all that bull shit that
they only mean for that day. BROOKE That's sad. And why are you
talking about this anyway? JONATHAN Because I can. BROOKE So.
(beat) Not mine. My funeral's going to be a great ceremony with
hundreds of people there. Not knowing how there own lives will go
on now that I am gone. JONATHAN Oh really? BROOKE Yes really.
(beat) And I'll be extremely old too. JONATHAN Well of coarse. They
laugh. BROOKE Here. JONATHAN What's this. BROOKE I got you
something. Brooke hands Jonathan a little box with wrapping paper
on it. JONATHAN Oh yeah? It's not my birthday or anything. BROOKE I
know it's just something I saw and thought would be nice. Open it.
JONATHAN Okay hold on. Jonathan opens the gift. BROOKE You like it?
JONATHAN (sarcastically) It's great. BROOKE See I knew you would
like it. (beat) Now you can always think of me. JONATHAN Who says I
don't already? BROOKE Awe. He puts the necklace on. JONATHAN Thank
you ma'am. BROOKE Don't call me that. JONATHAN Yes ma'am. BROOKE
You jerk. She says lightly hitting him with a smile. CUT TO: INT.
JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - MORNING Jonathan awakes and finds Brooke
still sleeping. He rises out of bed and goes to the kitchen. He
pours a bowl of cereal and opens up the refrigerator to find no
milk. JONATHAN Figures. Upset he closes the door and puts on his
shoes. Throws on an over shirt and exits the apartment. CUT TO:
INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - DAY Jonathan enters the apartment to
find Brooke reading some of his poetry in his notebooks. Jonathan
rushes over to Brooke and takes the notebook from her. JONATHAN
What do you think you are doing? BROOKE I'm sorry. I was just
reading some of your poems. JONATHAN There not for anyone to read.
BROOKE I think that they are great. JONATHAN Good for you, but I
don't let anyone read my stuff. BROOKE Why not? (beat) Are you
scared? JONATHAN No I'm not scared! It's just mine and not for
anyone to judge or read. BROOKE So that's it. You're afraid of
judgement! JONATHAN No. BROOKE Is that because of your family?
JONATHAN Will you just please drop it? BROOKE You don't want to
talk about it! JONATHAN No. BROOKE You don't wonder where your
parents might be. Or who they might be. JONATHAN Hey, lets get this
strait. They left me. They walked out on me and left me to take
care of myself. And that's what I have done. I didn't need them
then I don't need them now! BROOKE What if there were
technicalities and they had to leave you. JONATHAN I don't care!
Okay? (beat) I don't care. BROOKE And what about your poetry?
JONATHAN I asked you to drop it. BROOKE Your stuffs almost as good
as the poems from some of the most famous poets. JONATHAN Doesn't
matter because poets aren't famous until they die anyway! Jonathan
and Brooke pause in frustration. BROOKE Maybe I should just go.
JONATHAN No. Brooke gets up and tries to call Amber. JONATHAN If
you really want to go I'll give you a ride. BROOKE Okay. CUT TO:
EXT. COLLEGE PARKING LOT - DAY Jonathan pulls the car to a stop.
Brooke exits the car. JONATHAN Brooke. (beat) I'm sorry. BROOKE
It's okay. Really. Brooke rushes away. Jonathan looks angry and sad
as he sits back in his car. Watching her run away. CUT TO: INT.
BROOKE'S ROOM - DAY Amber sits at her desk doing her homework when
Brooke enters the room. AMBER Hey stranger. BROOKE Hey. You want to
go somewhere? AMBER Sure where we going? BROOKE Surprise. CUT TO:
INT. ORPHANAGE - DAY Brooke and Amber walk through the orphanage to
the office. AMBER The surprise was an orphanage? BROOKE Yes, we
need to find out if his mother is still around here. AMBER And this
is the orphanage he went to? BROOKE Not sure. I think so. AMBER Oh
you think so. BROOKE Yeah I don't think he ever left. I think he
stayed right here. He's to afraid of change. They enter the office.
SISTER MARY DAVIS, 53 is sitting behind the office desk. SISTER
MARY Hello dear. BROOKE Hello. We were in search of a friend's file
in hopes of finding a birth mother's name. SISTER MARY Well, our
files might be able to help you with that. What is this friends
name? BROOKE Jonathan Tillman. SISTER MARY Lets see. She says as
she walks to the file cabinet and searches through the files.
SISTER MARY (cont'd) I'm sorry dear. No Jonathan Tillman here.
(beat) You sure you have the right place? BROOKE No. SISTER MARY
Oh. CUT TO: INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - NIGHT Brooke and Amber both sit
quietly doing there homework. The phone rings. BROOKE Hello? INT.
JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT Jonathan sits on his couch talking on
the phone. JONATHAN Hey. (beat) I'm sorry. BROOKE I am too. I had
no right. JONATHAN I went overboard. BROOKE Forgiven? JONATHAN
Forgiven. BROOKE Thank you. JONATHAN So you want to hang out
sometime? BROOKE How about tomorrow? JONATHAN Great. BROOKE Okay.
JONATHAN See you then. BROOKE Bye. JONATHAN Bye. Jonathan and
Brooke hang up happy. CUT TO: INT. JONATHAN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Brooke enters with a giant smile. JONATHAN What you smiling about?
BROOKE Okay now hear me out. Don't get mad just hear me out please.
JONATHAN Here we go. BROOKE There's a contest! A poetry contest.
JONATHAN No! BROOKE Jonathan. This is a great opportunity for you!
JONATHAN No. BROOKE Please don't be afraid to do something you want
and are good at. JONATHAN Me? (beat) What about you? BROOKE Me?
JONATHAN Yeah you. You talk about how you want to do this and you
want to do that. But your father forces you to do something else.
(beat) When are you going to change? When are you going to do what
you really want? BROOKE I'm here with you aren't I? Jonathan
becomes silent. Brooke follows. BROOKE What if you used a pen name
or something? JONATHAN If you want this so bad why don't you enter
it? BROOKE Because I don't have anything near the level that you
write on. JONATHAN So. You could try. BROOKE And so could you!
(beat) Aren't you just the least bit curious? Jonathan is
speechless for a moment. JONATHAN If you want it so bad why don't
you enter. BROOKE I told you. My stuff isn't... JONATHAN With one
of mine. BROOKE Really? JONATHAN Yeah. BROOKE That means I'd have
to read through them to pick one. Jonathan stops in consideration.
JONATHAN I know. BROOKE Ha. This is great. Your poem is going to
win I know it. JONATHAN Your poem. BROOKE Right my poem. CUT TO:
INT. BROOKE'S ROOM - DAY Brooke paces around the room on the phone.
Amber sits on her bed pretending to be reading her book when her
attention is drawn to Brooke's conversation. BROOKE Hi mom. (beat)
Is dad there? Can i talk to him? (beat) Hi dad. No. I wanted to
tell you something. (beat) Next semester I will be changing my
major. (beat) To English and Writing. (beat) No I don'
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