Chaos

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Our character, Kaleb, has a habit of falling in love too fast. His best friend, Tyler, urges that he does not get too emotional with women.

NOTE: I purposefully limit myself with locations, character, and description. I write scripts so my friends and I could actually turn it into a movie if we wanted. When we film things, a lot of improv ends up happening anyway.

Submitted: July 30, 2017

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EXT. HWY 82. DAY. MOVING CAR

TYLER and KALEB are right before City Lake heading into the small town of Vian, where our characters grew up. They are driving to the Middle School.

TYLER

Glad you talked me into this, it'll be good to have a little fun.

KALEB

Yeah, it's been too long man. Everyone's so busy these days.

TYLER

I hear that, I barely had time for anything anymore. With class, football, and homework, there was really no free time. I'm just glad the semester is finally over!

KALEB

I can imagine. How was NSU this year?

TYLER

It's ok. Classes are easy, especially the History ones. After all, you can't change history.

KALEB

Yep, history is all around you according to Mr. Owens.

TYLER

(Laughs)

Yeah, he sure had some good quotes!

KALEB

Respect the hell outta that man, it's gonna be a sad day when he retires.

TYLER

Or dies.

KALEB

(Not wanting to laugh, but he finds it funny)

Damn man... true though! So how'd your season end up?

TYLER

Field goals are field goals, 3 points all the same. I just wish they would have let me kick longer ones. They didn't let me try anything over 40 all season.

KALEB

(Shocked)

That's stupid! I've seen you hit from 50 consistently.

TYLER

Only in warm ups though.

KALEB

Don't matter. I know how clutch you are, game time wouldn't phase you.

TYLER

Glad someone believes in me (Laughs) Maybe if we need a game winner next year they'll let me try one.

KALEB

Hell yeah

TYLER

Looks like we're in the big city

PAN:WELCOME TO VIAN/SOME VIAN SIGN

KALEB

(Sarcastic)

Yep, home sweet home.

TYLER

Say what you will, I kinda miss it.

KALEB

Yeah, but there's gotta be something better.

TYLER

Oh no doubt. Do you think these bastards have changed any?

KALEB

(Laughs)

Probably not, probably the same ol' dumbasses they were back then! 

Car hits a speed bump

TYLER

(Playfully annoyed)

Fuckin' speed bumps!

KALEB

Those things are ass!

Car turns into the Vian Middle School parking lot.

PAN: VIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING

KALEB

Feels weird being back here huh?

TYLER

A little bit, I wonder if anything's changed.

KALEB

I hope the nasty tree is still there.

TYLER

Nasty tree?

KALEB

You know, the one by the library that had all the vaginers on it.

TYLER

(Laughs)

Oh ok, gotcha.

KALEB

It should be a town monument. People need to honor and pay their respects. (Laughs)

KALEB and TYLER end up parking their car by another car already in the parking lot. This car belongs to their friends MATT.

TYLER

Welp, we better get out, I see he's been waiting on us.

TYLER and KALEB exit the car and begin walking toward the playground.

 

EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND. DAY

The guys are playing football.

MONTAGE: The guys are running routes, playing catch, kicking the ball, etc.

FADE IN

EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND. DAY

After an hour or so of playing football, the guys are getting tired. They have the energy for one more play. TYLER and KALEB are on teams vs MATT

KALEB

You got one more in you?

TYLER

Let's do it.

KALEB is playing QB on this play, TYLER is lined up at WR with MATT covering him. 

MATT

(Laughs)

You're a kicker!

TYLER

Yeah, kicker of your ass!

ATTEMPT AT A GO PRO STYLE ON KALEB

KALEB

Let me pretend to be an NFL quarterback and say some silly shit. (Clears throat) Green 18, Green 18, set hut!

KALEB takes a 5 step drop and looks for TYLER to get open.

GO PRO TYLER

TYLER is about to make his double move on his post pattern. TYLER hits MATT with a nasty double move, juking him out of his shoes.

GO PRO KALEB

KALEB throws the football. TYLER catches the pass.

KALEB

(Pumping his fists)

My kicker!!

TYLER

I can do other shit. (Laughs)

MATT

Where did that come from? Burned my ass!

KALEB

(Laughs)

Don't want you breaking your ankles, so let's just kick it around.

MATT

(Laughs)

Whatever, yeah that sounds good.

TYLER is by the gazebo. KALEB and MATT are close to library. 

MATT

I'm glad we all found the time to get together like this. Needs to happen more often.

KALEB

I agree man, I miss these days!

KALEB is about to kick the football to TYLER

KALEB

(Slightly retarded voice)

Let me boot it!

KALEB kicks the ball. It is a terribly inaccurate kick. It veers way to the right, heading for a classroom window. The ball breaks the window of Mr. Galbraith's old classroom.

GLASS BREAKING

EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND. DAY

KALEB and the guys are all walking towards each other now.

KALEB

Shit happens (Laughs)

KALEB shrugs his shoulders.

CUT TO: A girl, SARA, is outside of the classroom buidling, on the ramp. She is scanning the playground and sees KALEB smiling and shrugging his shoulders, as if he doesn't care he just broke the window. SARA is visibly upset. She masks her anger with a cute, scheming smile (Similar to a female Donnie Darko)

EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND. DAY

TYLER

That's why I should kick. (Laughs)

MATT

You ever remember that happening back in the day?

KALEB

No, but I remember some going on the roof.

TYLER

Those were not good days, it'd ruin our whole day when that happened.(Laughs)

KALEB

I would comment, but I can't say anything about being accurate right now (Laughs)

MATT

Are you surprised everything's the same here?

TYLER 

I am. I was telling KALEB on the way up here that I was hoping it would be the same. It is, minus the shattered glass.

KALEB smiles

KALEB

Yep, we'd be out here every day at lunch, forgoing the nutritious meals the school prepared for us in order to play longer. No wonder we're so skinny. (Laughs)

MATT

We need to play ball like this more often. (Enthusiastic) You were a monster out here KALEB.

TYLER

Let's not give him a big head over playground football (Laughs)

MATT

Just saying, I'd like to see what he coulda done on an actual field!

KALEB

(Pondering)

Going against organized teams would have surely tested my arm!

TYLER

(Shooting down Kaleb's statement)

True, but your arm wouldn't have got a chance to shine in what was our offense. I don't think you'd like running 20-25 times a game as a quarterback like most teams did back then. When you did throw, it would have been short ass bubble screens and slants. You're capable of more than that. 

KALEB

Good point...  I mean I'd pretty much have to make the coaches cream their pants during practice just to have them open up the offense. Even if we did pass more, I smoked too much weed anyway. I couldn't have played if I wanted to. (Laughs) (Sighs) everything happens for a reason I guess.

EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND. DAY

CUT TO: SARA is now walking towards the guys

The guys are standing in a circle. KALEB looks at the classroom and sees SARA walking towards them.

KALEB

(Quietly)

Who the hell?

KALEB looks at TYLER

TYLER

I honestly have no idea man.

KALEB looks at MATT

MATT

Ummm....

KALEB

Well, I guess we're about to find out huh?

SARA is now within arm length of the guys. She is holding their football.

SARA

Is this your sports ball?

KALEB

(Hesitant)

Yeah... about that.

SARA

(Hostile)

Yeah, about that, I think I'm gonna keep it.

KALEB

What?

SARA

You've damaged property. I think you boys have done enough. You probably need to leave.

SARA begins to walk away with the football towards the open side of the library where the guys would play hackysack at lunchtime. 

TYLER

Who the hell are you bitch? Give it back.

SARA flashes her iconic smile as TYLER says that.

SARA 

Come get it.

MATT

Should we even mess with it?

TYLER

Eh, it's whatever.

KALEB

(Sarcasm)

Oh no guys, allow me, I love confrontation. Fuck... I'll be right back.

KALEB begins walking to the open side of the library where SARA is located. 

KALEB

(Inner thought)

I'm just gonna apologize to her, get my ball, then bail. No big deal.

KALEB is now next to SARA

KALEB

Hey, sorry about you getting called a bitch back there.

SARA

It's alright, I've heard worse.

KALEB

(Wanting to rush the conversation cause he feels awkward)

Yeah... well can I just get my ball back and I'll get outta your hair.

SARA

(Seductively)

I want you in my hair

KALEB

(Dumbfounded)

What??

SARA

That ball can wait

SARA reaches out and pulls KALEB into her body.

KALEB

(Inner thought)

I think I've been watching too much porn.

KALEB

Umm...

SARA

Shut up and kiss me!

KALEB

K

SARA and KALEB make out rather intensely. SARA is being the aggressive one, where KALEB is kinda just sitting back letting it happen. He's too surprised to really enjoy it. 

SARA

(Deep exhale of satisfaction)

 

KALEB

Well that just happened (Laughs uncomfortably)

SARA

(Innocent smile)

What'd you think?

KALEB

No Complaints (Laughs)

SARA

You're really cute. There's more where that came from, here's my number.

SARA hands KALEB a slip of paper with her phone number written on it.

KALEB

Whoa, I don't even know you though.

KALEB

(Inner thought)

What are you saying, shut the fuck up!

KALEB

You sure?

SARA

Absolutely, I know what I'm doing.

KALEB

Alrighty. Well I hate to be weird about it, but my friends are probably wondering what's taking me so long. I'll call you.

 

SARA

I'm sure you will.

KALEB starts to walk away from SARA. He has a confused look on his face and is shaking his head in disbelief.

SARA

You forget something?

 

KALEB straightens up his confused face and turns back around towards SARA

KALEB

Duh... the reason I came over here (Laughs)

SARA throws the football to KALEB

SARA

Call me SARA.

KALEB

Thanks.

KALEB starts walking back towards the guys.

TYLER

About time, we were starting to miss ya.

TYLER notices KALEB's confused facial expression.

TYLER

What's with the face?

KALEB

Let me tell you how I got the ball back.

TYLER

All ears.

KALEB

So I go over there, keep it real simple, say "Hey, I just wanna get my ball back and I'll get outta your hair"

TYLER

What's the big deal?

KALEB

I'm getting to that. She then says "I want you in my hair."

EVERYONE

(Psssh)

 

KALEB

What the hell? I was wondering. She then threw herself at me. I was standing there like Creed. My arms were wide open. I didn't know what else to do, caught me off guard. 

TYLER

That's some shit (Laughs)

KALEB

Yeah, we made out for a good while, then she said there's more where that came from and gave me her number.

MATT

Wow, stuff like that never happens for you, what gives?

KALEB

I know. It's too bizarre! I ain't gonna bitch about it though. (Laughs) 

TYLER

You better not bitch about it, that's the most action you get besides Skyrim.

KALEB

(Laughing loudly)

True

TYLER

Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm beat. Let's say we go to my house and grab a bite to eat.

MATT

I don't think I'm gonna be able to make it.

TYLER

Damn, well that sucks. KALEB, you down?

KALEB

Yeah, I'm down.

 

INT. TYLER'S KITCHEN. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

TYLER and KALEB are sitting at the kitchen table. They are eating pizza.

KALEB

SARA.

TYLER

Who?

KALEB

That's the girl's name that took our ball today.

TYLER

And she remains a mystery. I still have no idea who she is. (Laughs) You gonna try anything with her?

 

KALEB

Yeah, but it's kinda weird to approach because I didn't even mention my name.

TYLER

Just tell her you were the football guy when you call or text her (Laughs)

KALEB

Yeah, I'll probably call her later.
 

TYLER

You'll be fine. From what you said earlier, she has little interest in your name. You can probably smash in no time.

KALEB

(Reserved)

Yeah...

TYLER

Huh?

KALEB

(Hesitant)

I'm not sure about it. This is gonna sound dumb, but it seemed almost TOO easy.

TYLER

(Slightly angry)

What do you mean you're not sure? I hear you all the time bitching about how you need a girl, how you want a girl. Now there's a girl and you're questioning it. Hit that shit!

KALEB

(Defensive)

It's not that easy for me. I need emotional attachment. I can't just wrap it and tap it.

TYLER

How old are you?

KALEB

What?

TYLER

Being 22 means you're in your prime. There's gonna be tons of time left to settle down and get married, if that's your thing. Enjoy yourself now, while opportunity knocks. Don't get attached.

KALEB

I can't help it.

TYLER

(Serious)

That's your problem man. You get too attached. You vest your emotions in people only for them to let you down and hurt you. 

KALEB

I don't know how to fix that.

TYLER

Well, let's start with this mystery girl. Don't become an open book to someone you don't even know yet.

KALEB

I won't.

TYLER

I know you KALEB. You rush things because you are lonely right now. Don't get attached, it's better that way.

KALEB

I hear ya, I won't push a relationship with her.

TYLER

Good...

KALEB

I don't get how you do it? How do you not get attached?

TYLER

It's pretty easy. You start by not placing this pressure on yourself, thinking you have to impress and win over everyone. Becaus that simply isn't gonna happen. Just relax. 

KALEB

It's not easy, you just make it look that way. You say things that I wouldn't think of saying!

TYLER

I got nothing to lose, so why not say something? What can happen? You're gonna be embarrassed? Fuck that, if you fail or say something wrong,  you'll be in the exact same position you were in before you said whatever you said to said girl. You fail, you get no girl. You don't try, you get no girl. Simple logic.

KALEB

Makes sense I guess.

TYLER

Trust me it does.

KALEB

So where's CYNTHIA at?

TYLER

Who knows? She should be back fairly soon. Want to stick around till she gets back? I'm sure she'd love to see you.

KALEB

Hmmm, I would like to see your mom again. Your dad's an asshole though. With his constant weed jokes and shit. Fucker, I haven't done that since high school!

 

TYLER

Yeah, that shit's annoying. Your choice man, no pressure.

KALEB

Why not, I'll hang here for a little while longer.

TYLER

Sounds good.

 

EXT. TYLER'S HOUSE. EVENING(KALEB'S HOUSE)

KALEB and TYLER are sitting on the porch. TYLER'S mom, CYNTHIA, pulls her car into the driveway. CYNTHIA gets out of her car and sees the boys on the porch.

TYLER

Hey mom!

CYNTHIA

Come here son, give your momma a hug!

TYLER walks to his mom to give her a hug. KALEB is sitting there awkwardly.

CYNTHIA

Now you get in here too second son.

KALEB gives CYNTHIA a hug once TYLER is done. 

CYNTHIA

Good to see you boys! I didn't know you were gonna be here.

TYLER

Yeah, I wanted it to be a surprise.

CYNTHIA

Well congrats, color me surprised (Laughs) How'd you manage to find time?

TYLER

Semester is over now mom. So I might be around for a few months.

CYNTHIA

Good, good, I've missed having you here. CHUCK'S been an ass as always.

TYLER

I bet you've been catching even more hell with me not being around.

CYNTHIA

He thinks he's hot shit. Just a stubborn, hateful old bastard that thinks he's so damn clever.

KALEB

Tell me about it. He still thinks I smoke. Haven't done that shit in 5 years.

CYNTHIA

Yeah (Laughs) I bet when he gets home he'll say something along the lines of "No stoners allowed" then let loose his dumbass laugh.

TYLER

Dumbass. Repeating the same damn joke for 5 years.

KALEB

Jokes don't bother me, as long as they're not horseshit.

CYNTHIA

Alright, let's stop ranting about your father and go inside.

They walk to go inside the house.

INT. TYLER'S HOUSE. EVENING(KALEB'S HOUSE)

CYNTHIA

Ya'll want anything to drink?

TYLER

I'm alright

CYNTHIA

KALEB?

KALEB

No, I'm good. Thanks though.

TYLER and KALEB go into the living room and sit on the couch. CYNTHIA walks in and sits in a chair.

CYNTHIA

So tell me about school.

TYLER

What do you wanna know?

CYNTHIA

How did your grades look?

TYLER

(Disappointed)

Of course...  well I carried a 3.2 this semester. All my finals were pretty simple. Took me like 10 minutes to do each of them.

CYNTHIA

There you go. When you go back, you should take more classes.

TYLER

Maybe. I'm thinking about transferring somewhere where I'll get more chances.

CYNTHIA

What do you mean more chances?

TYLER

Football. They hardly let me kick this season. I made like 10 field goals all year. No D1 school is gonna look at me with those kinds of numbers. 

CYNTHIA

(Sigh) Son, you are probably going to have to focus more on the educational side of school now.

 

TYLER

(Dismissive) 

I hear ya

CYNTHIA

I'm serious son, you need to figure out what you're going to do after school. You gotta make something of yourself and get outta here.

KALEB

She's right man, you don't want to be stuck in this place like me.

TYLER

That's the thing, I don't know what I want to do.

KALEB

It's tricky. I wanted to be a teacher for the longest time, but I read that I'd have to learn a second language. Fuck that.

CYNTHIA

That doesn't make sense.

KALEB

Then I jumped to the psychology route, but it seemed to pretentious. Plus, I have enough problems of my own I can't deal with. Why bother with other peoples'? I began to lose interest in it. So I'm done with school for now.

CYNTHIA

Maybe you'll go back one day.

KALEB

I doubt it.

CYNTHIA

You should probably try the medical field son. Good money in that.

TYLER

I want to do something I actually like. I don't want to go to work everyday hating what I do. The fat check wouldn't be worth it to me if I am miserable.

CYNTHIA

Hopefully you figure something out soon. You're not living here till you're 30 (Laughs)

 

TYLER

I hope not!

A truck can be heard pulling into the driveway, it is TYLER'S dad, CHUCK.

KALEB

Damnit (Disappointed laughter)

CYNTHIA

He probably won't even say anything.

TYLER

(Sarcastic)

Yeah, ok...

CHUCK is walking towards the house. He opens the door and walks inside.

CHUCK looks around at everybody and notices KALEB. CHUCK has had a bad day at work.

CHUCK

(Monotone)

Who let the stoner in here?

KALEB

(Blank expression)

Chuck.

TYLER

Hey dad

CHUCK

(Monotone)

Son. 

CYNTHIA

Rough day?

CHUCK

(Monotone)

Yep... 

CHUCK walks to the fridge and gets himself a beer.

CYNTHIA

(Disappointed that he goes straight for a beer)

Really?

CHUCK

(Angry)

Yeah bitch, really.

KALEB

(Shaking his head in disgust, says quiety)

Asshole...

 

TYLER

Damn dad.

CHUCK

(Angry)

Shut the fuck up.

CHUCK walks back to his room with his beer in hand and slams his door. He can be heard mumbling.

CHUCK

(mumbling angrily)

Useless mother fuckers.

CYNTHIA has a sad look on her face

CYNTHIA

See why I want you to get outta here?

TYLER

Mom... 

TYLER walks over to CYNTHIA to hug and console her.

KALEB has a sad and determined expression on his face.

CYNTHIA

Thanks baby, I'll be ok. Been going on 20 years now.

TYLER

You don't deserve this.

CYNTHIA

I don't have a choice. Ever since my accident, I haven't been able to support myself. As much as I hate it, I have to rely on his paycheck so I can survive.

TYLER

(Pleading) 

There's gotta be another way mom.

CYNTHIA

(Almost starting to cry) 

I'll be fine sweetie. You and KALEB don't worry about me, live your lives.

CYNTHIA is holding back her tears.

TYLER looks at KALEB, almost like he's asking for help.

TYLER

I gotta get outta here.

TYLER stands up and looks at KALEB

KALEB stands up

TYLER approaches CYNTHIA, kisses her on forehead, then begins to walk away with KALEB.

TYLER

We'll be back mom

CYNTHIA

Ok.

TYLER is visibly angry about the situation in his household. The abuse his mom is really starting to eat at him since his football dreams don't look so great.

TYLER and KALEB get into the car.

EXT. HWY 82. DAY. MOVING CAR

Driving towards the mountain. Exterior shot of car driving by. Camera man will be outside City Lake gate.

FADE OUT

INT. HWY 82. DAY. MOVING CAR

KALEB

(Concerned)

If there's anything I can do...

TYLER

(Angry yelling) There's not KALEB. There's not anything anybody can do. NSU needs to let me kick the fucking ball. How the fuck am I supposed to get to the next level with stats like mine? They need to give me a chance. You know my longest kick this year? 35 fucking yards. Who wants that? Scouts aren't going to be impressed. I've about lost hope.

 

KALEB

We'll figure something out man. (Places hand on TYLER'S shoulder)

FADE TO BLACK

EXT. KALEB'S HOUSE. NIGHT(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB is walking towards his front door.

INT. KALEB'S HOUSE. NIGHT(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB slides open his door, flicks on the light, and hangs his keys on the keyrack located just above the door, then walks to his room.

KALEB now walks to his room to get some sleeping clothes. He is about to take a shower and relax for the night. 

KALEB enters his room, flicks on the light, and removes his phone and SARA'S number from his shorts pocket and places them on his bed.

KALEB, with clean clothes in hand, walks to the bathroom to shower.

SHOOT SHOWER SCENE DYSPHORIA STYLE.

KALEB walks to his room and powers on his Xbox 360 to play Cod

COD MAIN MENU

DISSOLVE

GAME FOOTAGE OF COD MONTAGE VS BOTS. 

MUSIC VOICIANS/ENDURE will be playing over this montage of gameplay.

MUSIC FADES OUT.

KALEB

Yep, still got it!

KALEB sets his control next to the TV.

KALEB wants to watch Netflix. KALEB is about to lay down and notices his phone and SARA's number are still there. KALEB picks up and looks at the phone and number intensely for a moment, as if he wants to do something. 

KALEB

(Holding phone and number)

Eh, that can wait till tomorrow.

KALEB removes the items from his bed and places them by his computer. He then grabs his xbox controller and flicks off the light, then lays down.

NETFLIX LOADING SCREEN

FADE OUT

KALEB is laying in bed, he appears to have fallen asleep.

ALARM CLOCK MOVING FORWARD

INT. KALEB'S BEDROOM. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

An alarm clock, located right beside KALEB'S bed, will change from 10:59 AM to 11 AM and the alarm will go off.

KALEB rolls over and turns off the alarm clock.

 

INT. KALEB'S BATHROOM. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB is finishing brushing his teeth. KALEB rinses off the toothbrush and spits. He is already fully dressed, wearing a t shirt and shorts.

KALEB walks to his room and examines his phone. KALEB is holding the number in his left hand and his phone in his right. KALEB is making a new contact in his phone, SARA. 

KALEB calls SARA. KALEB hears the dial tone

CUT TO SARA

INT. SARA'S BEDROOM. DAY(ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

SARA'S bedroom is an organized mess. She has many computers and wires everywhere. Several computer towers have been taken apart, spare parts are everywhere. Various tech equipment is also scattered across the room. 

SARA hears her phone ringing and reaches for it. She does not recognize the number. She waits 3 rings before answering. 

SARA

(Not knowing who it is)

Hello?

KALEB

(Nervously)

Um... is this SARA?

SARA

(Slightly confused)

Yeah... who is this?

KALEB

You don't know my name, but I was the guy with the football yesterday. We may or may not have made out (Laughs)

SARA'S face begins to form a smile. Not your typical "happy" smile though. Her smile is like a female Donnie Darko.

SARA

Oh... (Laughs) ok, I definitely remember that.

KALEB

I was going to call last night, but I was too tired. 

SARA

It's fine, a day later is still very early. When most people say "I'll call you" they usually never do. Good to see your honest. 

BACK TO KALEB

KALEB is nodding his head and grinning. This conversation is going well so far.

KALEB

Honesty isn't hard. The truth comes out eventually. 

BACK TO SARA

SARA

Absolutely. One way or another it will be discovered. 

1 HOUR LATER TEXT TITLE ON SCREEN

BACK TO KALEB

KALEB

Yeah, integrity is big for me too. Do what you say you're gonna do. It's not that hard, but it seems to be a lost art now days.

SARA

It's so sad. You can't depend on anybody. Sometimes I feel like I'm better off alone. But then, I feel like I need to be around someone. Eh, I don't know it's hard to explain.

KALEB

(Nodding head up and down)

I think I'm picking up what you're putting down. 

BACK TO SARA

KALEB

You can't tolerate the way people are, but you don't want to be all alone in this world. 

SARA

(Stone faced)

Yes.

BACK TO KALEB

KALEB

Honestly, the people you saw me with the other day are the only real friends I have. Well, just TYLER. He's the one that called you a bitch... again sorry about that. 

SARA

(Laughs)

It's ok.

KALEB

Anyway, he's pretty much the only person I can rely on and I know he's always got my back. The other two guys are cool, but we aren't nearly as close. 

SARA

(Faking sounding sad)

That must be nice. I don't know what those kind of relationships are.

BACK TO SARA

KALEB

Well, maybe that can change.

SARA smiles again in the way that she does.

SARA

What do you mean?

KALEB

Let's get to know each other, hang out, you know.

SARA

I'd like that.

BACK TO KALEB

KALEB

Good deal. How about tomorrow? We'll go out and eat or something. 

BACK TO SARA

SARA

Sounds good to me.

KALEB

Alrighty, I'll text you later and let you know a time!

SARA

Great, looking forward to it.

KALEB

Ok, I guess I'm gonna go ahead and get off here.

SARA

Okie dokie, talk to you later KALEB.

SARA hangs up her phone.

BACK TO KALEB

KALEB

(slightly scared)

How did she...  I never said my name.

KALEB is just standing still, wondering how she knew his name.

KALEB

(Trying to assure himself)

Eh, she probably just heard one of the guys say my name. Yeah, I'm sure that was it. 

 

 

EXT. KALEB'S HOUSE. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

CLOSE UP: A fist is knocking on KALEB'S door. After about 5 seconds, KALEB opens the door and invites the person in.

KALEB

Hey man, what's happenin?

TYLER

Oh you know, just jerkin it.

KALEB 

(Laughs) 

Have a sit down.

TYLER sits down on the couch.

KALEB

I'm gonna get a water, you want anything?

TYLER

No sir.

KALEB goes to his fridge to get a bottle of water.

TYLER

What've you been doing today?

KALEB is heading back into the living room. 

KALEB

Well, I called SARA and got that awkwardness outta the way (Laughs)

TYLER

How'd that go?

KALEB

(Excited) 

Really good! It was a surprisingly deep conversation. We talked for over an hour. Who does that anymore?

TYLER

(Trying to lower KALEB'S excitement)

I was afraid of this...

KALEB

(Sudden surprise)

What?

TYLER

You're doing it again.

KALEB

Doing what?

TYLER

You are running with any amount of attention you get. You need to stop being so damn needy.

KALEB

I know, I know, but this time is different. We started talking. It just clicked. We connected.

TYLER

KALEB, you have talked to her twice!!

KALEB

Yeah, but I can help her.

TYLER

(Annoyed)

The fuck are you talking about?

KALEB

She's a lonely girl, I could hear the pleading and desperation in her voice. The things she were saying resonated with my core like no one else.

TYLER

Dude...

KALEB

(Shrugs shoulders)

 

TYLER

Are you trying to help her or yourself?

KALEB

(Not sure)

Maybe both...  Alright, alright, enough about her. I'm NOT gonna do anything extreme.

TYLER

Ok, I'll hold you to that!

KALEB

What would you say if I suggest we go to the lake this weekend?

TYLER

Yeah, that sounds like a good time.

KALEB

Nice. I'm gonna hit up MATT and see if he wants to join us. Would you be cool with me inviting... 

TYLER interrupts

TYLER

I swear to fuck if you say SARA...

KALEB

We're just gonna be at the lake. Not like it's super special.

TYLER

I'm just trying to keep you from getting attached. Plus, I don't want you all luvvy duvvy and shit around us, it's weird (Laughs)

KALEB

(Laughs)

I gotcha, I won't invite her. She probably wouldn't be into that much anyway. 

TYLER

See, it all works out huh?

KALEB

I suppose it does. Let's go do something. I get tired of sitting around here all day. 

TYLER

Whatcha got in mind?

KALEB

I was thinking maybe some football or basketball.

TYLER

Either's fine with me. 

KALEB

Cool, let's roll

They begin to walk out of the door

CUT TO CAR DOOR CLOSING

 

EXT. CHURCH BASKETBALL COURT. DAY(CHURCH COURT)

CLOSE UP: BASKETBALL GOING SWISH THROUGH THE HOOP

TYLER

Damn dude, that's what like 10 in a row?

TYLER catches the rebound and passes it back to KALEB, who is standing at the 3 point line.

KALEB

(Bouncing the ball)

Strictly a 3 point specialist my friend.

KALEB shoots the ball again and SWISHES it. TYLER grabs the ball.

TYLER

(Laughs)

Enough, let's see if you can do that shit with someone on you!

KALEB

(Smiling)

Alright!

TYLER passes the ball to KALEB. They begin playing a game of 1 on 1. 

TYLER

First one to 5, 1s and 2s.

KALEB

No problem. 

KALEB does a couple of crossover dribbles and blows by TYLER for a layup.

TYLER

(Laughs)

3 point specialist my ass.

KALEB

Ball.

TYLER passes to KALEB

KALEB

Sorry man, don't wanna fuck those ankles up anymore.

KALEB dribbles hard to the right and pulls up for a 3. He makes it.

TYLER

Well shit.

KALEB

1 more 3 and I gotcha buddy.

TYLER begins to crowd KALEB'S space, guarding him even closer.

TYLER

I'm taking that away.

KALEB

Oh yeah?

KALEB backs up a few feet, he is now in about a 30 foot shot range.

KALEB shoots the ball and makes it again. 

TYLER

Technical foul, roughing, penalty

KALEB

(Laughs)

It's all good man, this is where I was most of the time when you were at school!

TYLER

That explains a lot!

KALEB

Yeah, I just started coming here and shooting. Helps relax me when I get stressed out. 

TYLER

I understand. That's what kicking does for me. 

KALEB

You wanna kick a few? I think it's still in the car.

TYLER

Of course.

KALEB walks to the car to get the football.

KALEB

Where you thinking?

TYLER

Over there looks pretty open

TYLER points towards an open area, no trees, no obstacles.

KALEB

Let's go then.

EXT. CHURCH OPEN AREA. DAY(CHURCH YARD)

POV: KALEB IS HOLDING THE FOOTBALL FOR TYLER TO KICK

TYLER takes a few steps backwards, then a few steps to his left, customary for field goal kicks. He approaches the ball and drills it.

BALL FLYING THROUGH THE AIR

KALEB

(Scoffs)

And they won't let you kick...

TYLER

(Bitter)

Yeah...

KALEB

That's EASILY 50! Even better than I remember.

TYLER

(Sad)

I know.

KALEB

You need to transfer. I've never seen a leg like that.

TYLER

You think so?

KALEB

For real, it'd be a shame if you didn't. You can get a degree anywhere. You need to go to a school that wants you.

TYLER

You're right. I'm think I'm going to. 

KALEB

Why not? You're not being utilized like you should. I definitely would look at a different school. 

TYLER

But where? 

KALEB

(Jokingly)

Kansas State? Bill Snyder loves his small school players.

TYLER

Fuck, D1 huh? That'd be insane. 

KALEB

Yeah, K State probably isn't the most realistic. 

TYLER

I'm gonna be looking into schools the next few days though.

KALEB

Me too. What are we going to submit to schools though? You didn't kick a lot last season. 

TYLER

What we just did. I want you to film me kicking from 50 plus. It'll look rough, but it's all I got. 

KALEB

Uncle Rico style. I can do that,  just gotta find my camera.

TYLER

I appreciate it. 

KALEB

We will make this happen.

The two mutually agree and nod their heads up and down.

FADE TO BLACK

INT. TYLER'S HOUSE. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

TYLER and CYNTHIA are sitting in the living room watching TV. 

TYLER

(Stern)

I'm gonna transfer.

CYNTHIA suddenly looks at TYLER

CYNTHIA

Why are gonna do that, you're THIS close to graduating from NSU.

TYLER

I know, I know, just hear me out.

CYNTHIA

(Displeased)

Ok.

TYLER

I've looked into it. All of my credit hours will carry over, even if the school is out of state.

CYNTHIA

Out of state?

TYLER

Not saying I want to go out of state. But it is an option if no one else is interested.

CYNTHIA

Interested? 

CYNTHIA realizes that TYLER is talking about football.

CYNTHIA

Honey, I know you want to play ball, but you have to do what's best.

TYLER

This is what's best. I have to take a chance. I can't live with knowing what I can do and not being able to prove it. It's fucking awful.

TYLER is on the verge of crying.

CYNTHIA can see the pain in her son's eyes.

CYNTHIA goes over to TYLER to console him.

CYNTHIA

It's ok, you do what you need to do.

TYLER

Thank you mom.

 

INT. KALEB'S HOUSE. NIGHT(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB is sitting in his computer chair playing video games. He is wearing his gaming headphones. His cell phone will be laying in front of the TV. After a few seconds, his phone will vibrate and light up.

KALEB places his headphones around his neck and reaches to grab his phone. He checks a text from MATT. The text says "Yeah, I think I can make it to the lake."

CLOSE UP: KALEB is texts MATT "Sounds good!"

KALEB turns his phone off and tosses it on the bed.

KALEB

Looks like we're all set (Places headphones back on head)

FADE TO BLACK

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY

It is a sunny day at the City Lake. KALEB, TYLER, and MATT have got together to spend the day here.

PAN: ACROSS THE LAKE

OVERHEAD SHOT: MATT is grilling hot dogs and hamburgers.

KALEB and TYLER are sitting at a table. On the side of the table are various bags of chips and bottles of condiments. There is a cooler full of pop and water also.

TYLER

So I talked to mom about school.

KALEB

Yeah? How'd that go.

TYLER

She didn't like it at first, but I think she'll be ok with it.

KALEB

Once you prove yourself, she'll see you made the right decision.

TYLER

Yep, now we just need to start filming.

KALEB

Anytime. Just let me know. 

TYLER

It'll probably be very soon. I want to send my tape out ASAP. 

KALEB

Let's knock it out tomorrow then. Weather's supposed to be exactly how it is today.

TYLER

Deal.

MATT walks over to the table and sit down.

MATT

What were you girls talking about?

KALEB

TYLER'S gonna transfer.

MATT

Where to?

TYLER

That's it, I don't know yet.

MATT

Any idea at all?

TYLER

No idea. Nowhere close has a good football program. I might have to look out of state.

KALEB

We're gonna make a video to send to schools showing off his leg. Hopefully someone bites.

CUT TO: A vehicle is pulling into the parking lot. The vehicle pulls about 50 yards away from the guys' table. A girl gets out. It is SARA. She begins to walk towards the guys.

CUT TO: TYLER looks at KALEB in disappointment.

SARA waves at KALEB. KALEB awkwardly waves at her.

KALEB

(Trying to hide a smile)

I swear I didn't invite her.

TYLER

Then how'd she know we'd be here?

KALEB

I may or may not have mentioned our plans over the phone.

TYLER

Dammit

MATT

Is that the girl from the other day?

TYLER

Yeah, apparently she and KALEB have been "bonding"

MATT

(Teasing)

Ohhh... how precious!

KALEB

(Sarcastic chuckle)

Ha!

SARA is next to the guys now. She sits down by KALEB.

KALEB

(Nervous)

Hey SARA.

SARA

What are ya'll doing?

KALEB

Oh, you know, just hangin out.

SARA

Sounds fun.

Everyone gets quiet and looks around awkwardly for a few seconds.

KALEB

Um, let's get this formality out of the way.  Guys, SARA, SARA, guys.

 

TYLER

TYLER.

MATT

And I'm MATT.

SARA

Nice to meet you guys.

KALEB

I think we were about to eat, food's gotta be close to done by now.

MATT

Yep, I can smell it!

MATT goes over to the grill to check out the food.

TYLER

(Sarcastically)

So how'd you two meet? (Laughs)

KALEB

Well, it all happened.... shut the fuck up. (Laughs)

SARA

(Laughs)

Just think. If you wouldn't have busted that window, you'd have never met me (Smiles)

KALEB

Yeah, who would have thought my shitty aim would be a blessing. (Smiles at SARA)

TYLER rolls his eyes in disgust.

MATT

(From the grill)

I'd say they're done.

MATT begins putting the hot dogs and burgers on a plate. He sets the plate beside the grill, away from the table where everyone is sitting. MATT begins to make a plate.

KALEB

(To SARA)

Want me to get you a plate?

TYLER

Oh, for fuck's sake. You two hardly know each other and you're already making her a plate. (Laughs)

TYLER gets up to go fix himself a plate. 

MATT returns to the table.

SARA

What's his deal?

KALEB

He's in a tough spot right now.

SARA

How so?

KALEB looks to see where TYLER is. TYLER is walking back to the table.

KALEB

(Secretive)

I'll tell ya later...

TYLER sits down at the table.

SARA

Guess I'll go get a little something.

SARA goes to get a plate.

TYLER looks at KALEB with a hateful stare.

TYLER

What are you doing?

KALEB

What?

TYLER

You're falling way too fast... how do you not see it?

KALEB

I'm not gonna apologize for trying to find happiness.

TYLER

(Sighs)

Just... be... careful! 

KALEB

(Annoyed)

Ok...

SARA walks back to the table and sits down.

MATT

So.... eh...

KALEB

You'll get that Michelen Star in no time (Laughs) pretty damn good my friend!

TYLER

Solid job Matthew.

SARA

Eh, mine's kinda dry. I prefer my... eh I'm just fuckin with you guys, it's great!

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY

CUT TO: FRISBEE COMING TOWARDS THE CAMERA

TYLER catches the frisbee. He and MATT playing frisbee. KALEB and SARA are walking along the trail.

EXT. CITY LAKE TRAIL. DAY(LEFT TRAIL)

KALEB

I didn't expect to see you today.

SARA

I know I wasn't invited, but I wanted to stop by.

KALEB

Well you definitely surprised everyone (Laughs)

SARA

(Serious)

I'm full of surprises.

CUT TO TYLER

EXT. CITY LAKE . DAY

TYLER

(Holding frisbee)

I don't like this.

TYLER throws the frisbee to MATT. MATT catches frisbee.

MATT

You talkin' about KALEB?

MATT throws frisbee back to TYLER.

TYLER

It's just, he's been so lonely lately. I want him to be happy, but I don't want him to force it. I don't know.

BACK TO KALEB AND SARA

They are still walking the trail.

FADE IN MUSIC VOICIANS/ORBIT

KALEB

I don't know. Celldweller's so diverse, but Evanescence has an angel doing vocals.

SARA

Pick one!

KALEB

If I had to pick a favorite, Ima go with Celldweller. How about you? Tell me your favorite band.

SARA

I like pretty much anything.

KALEB

(Laughing)

No, no, you don't get to cop out like that.

SARA

Let me see your phone.

KALEB

(Laughs)

Why?

SARA

I'm gonna pick a band from what you got.

KALEB

Alright.

KALEB reaches into his pocket, pulls out his phone and hands it to SARA.

SARA is looking through the phone. She has no interest in the music. Instead, she is encrypting KALEB'S phone with an undetectable spyware. This will give her access to his texts, calls, and location. All of this will feed to her computer at home. Her thumbs are moving really fast while she's bugging KALEB'S phone.

KALEB

Damn, look at you go!

SARA

(Laughs)

Yeah, I'm really good with technology!

KALEB

Eh, I'm alright with it.

SARA

Found one. Flyleaf, they're probably my favorite.

KALEB

Ok, ok, good choice!

CUT TO TYLER. The guys are now sitting under a tree, in the shade.

TYLER

I mean they don't even know each other that well and he's getting this excited. He says they've had some deep chats, but I don't know if I believe that.

MATT

(Sarcastic)

I'm sure they've had the deepest conversations.

TYLER

(Laughs)

Yeah, probably like "Oooh, who's your favorite band?"

MATT

(Laughs)

Yeah, he reads too much into things. He thinks because someone has the same opinion as him, they are meant for each other.

TYLER

No shit though. I love him, but he's gotta stop getting so attached.

BACK TO KALEB and SARA. They are standing on a suspending, swinging bridge.

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY  (SWINGING BRIDGE)

KALEB

(Looking towards the lake)

Look at the beauty.

SARA

The lake is really pretty this time of year.

KALEB

I wasn't talking about the lake (Turns to SARA)

SARA

(Smiles deeply at Kaleb)

Ohhh (Cute)

KALEB

(Looking deeply into SARA'S eyes)

I'm glad you came.

SARA

(Looking into KALEB's eyes)

Me too. 

KALEB reaches out his hand, SARA grabs it. The two are looking at the lake in the distance.

MUSIC FADES OUT.

FADE TO BLACK

PAN: THE NIGHT SKY

INT. CITY LAKE, KALEB'S CAR. DUSK

KALEB

We'll see you later!

MATT drives away from the lake.

TYLER

(Stern)

How was your date?

KALEB

It wasn't a date.

TYLER

Might as well have been. You barely spent any time with the people you invited.

KALEB

Don't get mad at me, I didn't plan for this shit.

TYLER

Not saying you did.

KALEB

Whatever man, I don't wanna argue, let's just go home.

TYLER

Ok.

 

EXT. TYLER'S HOUSE. NIGHT(KALEB'S HOUSE)

TYLER is about to get out of the car and head inside. 

KALEB

Am I still filming you kick tomorrow?

TYLER

Yeah, I'll let you know what time.

KALEB

Alright man, sounds good.

KALEB backs out of the driveway.

 

EXT. CHURCH OPEN AREA. DAY(CHURCH YARD)

KALEB is setting up a tripod with a camera on it. KALEB and TYLER will be in front of the camera so it can capture the ball flying through the air.

KALEB is crouching by the tripod, fiddling around with the adjustments to make sure the camera is level and steady.

TYLER

We about ready?

KALEB

Just a sec

KALEB makes one last adjustment.

KALEB

Ok, we're good.

TYLER

(Laughs)

The hell am I supposed to use as a goalpost?

KALEB

(Laughs)

Umm...  how about those monkey bars (Points to monkey bars)

TYLER

I guess that'll do.

KALEB walks in front of the camera to hold the football for TYLER.

KALEB

No pressure.

TYLER lines up in field goal position. He approaches the ball and kicks it about 55 yards.

KALEB

Good!

TYLER

We need to get some some different angles later. I can't just kick straight all the time.

KALEB

I hear ya. We'll do a few more from dead center and we'll move ya over.

TYLER

Damn, (Laughs) we shoulda had someone out there to throw it back to us.

KALEB begins to go get the ball

KALEB

(Turns around to speak)

Eh, it'll be alright. I can edit the video.

TYLER

Don't edit it too drastic. Don't want it to look fake.

KALEB

Don't worry, I'll just use a fast forward effect or something.

TYLER

Gotcha.

FAST FORWARD EFFECT as KALEB retrieves ball.

INT. KALEB'S BEDROOM. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

KALEB and TYLER are sitting in his room. KALEB is at the computer editing TYLER'S video. KALEB enlarges the video. It is showing TYLER'S last kick. This is TYLER'S longest kick. It is near the 60 yard mark!

KALEB

(Smiling with satisfaction)

We've done everything we can. It's not up to us anymore.

KALEB clicks "Finalize" to finish the video editing process.

TYLER

This means a lot that you're helping me with this.

KALEB

This is your future, of course I'm gonna help you!

TYLER

We're not even on a field though, I don't think they'll look at it.

KALEB

Well, you still have to be accurate to kick it over those monkey bars. 

TYLER

True I guess, How should we send it?

KALEB

Email is probably the best way to go.

TYLER

Let's send it out then.

KALEB

Ok, we'll use my email. It might take a little bit to find all of the right emails to send it too.

TYLER

That's alright. As long as they get it.

KALEB

They might not look at it immediately, but they should reply! 

 

INT. TYLER'S HOUSE. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

CLOSE UP: Oven door opening. CYNTHIA is taking out a pizza. She places it on the kitchen counter. TYLER is sitting at the kitchen table. 

CYNTHIA

So what've you and KALEB been doing?

TYLER

Oh you know, just trying to get me into college.

CYNTHIA

How can he help you?

CHUCK can be heard walking through the hallway, towards the kitchen.

TYLER

He's been recording me kicking. He emailed some college scouts with a video of me kicking.

CHUCK is now entering the kitchen.

CHUCK

(Laughs) How cute. Having your boyfriend help you get into a different school because you (Crying voice) didn't get to "play" enough. 

 

CYNTHIA

(Upset)

CHUCK

CHUCK

(Angry)

Don't get mad at me because your son is chasing a pipe dream. 

TYLER

(Laughs)

How the fuck would you know? You've never seen what I can do you prick.

CHUCK

(Angry)

You're so focused on a game. A real man works and doesn't goof off. You poor, hopeless bastard.

CYNTHIA

That's enough!!

CHUCK

(Laughs)

Momma's boy.

CHUCK goes to the fridge to get a beer.

TYLER

(Laughs)

You'll see, I'll be a bigger success than you could ever dream of being. I'll do it by doing something I love. Not grinding away every single day at a cookie cutter job like some damn drone.

CHUCK

(Scoffs)

Keep dreaming.

CHUCK walks back to his bedroom.

CYNTHIA

He's getting worse.

TYLER

I noticed. It's ok though, in a few weeks I'll be outta here!  And in a few years, you will be too. 

CYNTHIA

We can only hope.

 

INT. KALEB'S HOUSE. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

A POOL BALL GOES INTO A POCKET

KALEB and SARA are playing pool. It appears KALEB has won a game.

SARA

Gimmie another chance

 

KALEB

(Laughs)

I suppose.

SARA

Yay!

KALEB

(Laughs)

You rack

SARA

My rack?

KALEB

(Amused sigh)

Just set up the balls.

SARA

Balls?

KALEB

Only quality humor here.

SARA begins to set up the balls. They are playing 9 ball. KALEB is going to break.

SARA is holding the pool stick like a gun. She's aiming it at KALEB.

 

SARA

I've got you in my sights. I'm tracking your every move.

KALEB

(Dismissive)

Ok. 

KALEB breaks the balls. He does not make a single ball.

KALEB

(Surprised)

Wow.

SARA

Damn, my turn already?

KALEB

Eh, I felt generous.

SARA

Why, thank you. 

KALEB

(Laughs)

Like it matters.

SARA flashes her iconic smile. She is motivated by KALEB teasing her. 

SARA proceeds to run the table on KALEB. KALEB is stunned.

KALEB

What... was... that?

SARA

Things aren't always as they seem silly. I used to play a lot at the IT school.

KALEB

I can tell. Where was that in the first game?

SARA

Well, what's the fun in destroying you right away? I wanna watch ya suffer (Laughs cutely)

KALEB

(Laughs)

Thank you for prolonging my suffering I guess.

SARA

(Smiling)

Anytime.

KALEB is racking the balls to play another game.

KALEB

So what happened with school?

SARA

Which one?

SARA breaks the balls. She makes 3 balls on the break. 

KALEB

Um... how many were there?

SARA

There were a couple.

KALEB

Why'd you end up quitting?

SARA pockets a ball.

SARA

It's not so much I quit as I got kicked out.

KALEB

How come?

SARA

Let's just say they thought I was "Abusing resources"

KALEB

Really? I couldn't see you causing any problems.

SARA pockets a ball. 

SARA

It was a mess. They said "You make the staff very uncomfortable with your negative attitude and extreme proficiency in this craft." They also said I was "unstable"

KALEB

Isn't that the whole point of going to school.  To learn?!

SARA pockets a ball.

SARA

Logic is amiss on most people. You'd think it be a good thing to know what you're doing (Laughs)

KALEB

That's dumb.

SARA

It's ok. I don't really need school that much.

SARA pockets a ball. 

KALEB

Me either. You can learn so much more on the internet. School's just a scam.

SARA

Yep. They won't get another dime outta me.

SARA pockets a ball. She now only has to make the 9 ball. 

KALEB

That does suck you got kicked out though. 

SARA

It's fine, it was a bunch of drama honestly. I have much bigger things on my mind.

SARA is aiming at the 9 ball. She hits the 9 ball into the corner pocket, winning the game.

SARA

Gotcha again!

KALEB

You sure did.

SARA

That was fun.

KALEB

(Laughs)

I suck.

SARA

(Flirty)

I do too

SARA looks at KALEB. She is clearly turned on.

KALEB

(Laughs)

Oh yeah??

SARA

Oh yeah...  stay there.

KALEB

(Excited)

Alright.

SARA gets close and begins to pull down KALEB'S shorts.

FADE TO BLACK

INT. KALEB'S HOUSE. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB and SARA are sitting on a couch. They are giggling with each other.

KALEB

What in the world made you wanna do that?

SARA

I just wanted to see what it was like.

KALEB

What was it like?

SARA

(Innocent smile)

You tell me.

KALEB

Uh.. amazing.

SARA

That's right!  (Laughs) Where do we go from here?

KALEB

I don't know. You wanna just sit for a while?

 

SARA

Sure.

They are sitting on the couch. SARA has her head resting on KALEB'S shoulders. KALEB has his arm around SARA.

CLOSE UP: SARA is smiling like Donnie Darko

FADE OUT

EXT. SARA'S HOUSE. NIGHT(ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

KALEB is dropping SARA off at her house. 

KALEB

I had a great time with you, like always.

SARA

Same here (Kisses KALEB on the cheek)until next time.

KALEB

See ya!

KALEB backs out of SARA'S driveway.

INT. SARA'S HOUSE. NIGHT(ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

SARA is walking through her home towards her bedroom. 

SARA is in her bedroom. She turns on a light and kicks a couple of wires out of her way. She powers on her computer, which is an old CRTV. She navigates the desktop and opens a program called "Chaos"

SARA

(Fake relief)

Ahh, he made it home safe and sound.

Show a GPS location on SARA'S screen.

In the "Chaos" program, a gps location will feed and update in real time. Along with the gps, text messages and phone calls, etc. will feed to the program. All of this is coming from KALEB'S information.

EXT. KALEB'S PORCH. NIGHT(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB is standing on his porch. He takes out his phone and calls TYLER.

The phone will go to voicemail.

KALEB

Hey man, just wanted to let you know I haven't got any emails yet. It's only been a few days since we contacted those schools. Not that I was expecting anything by now, just wanted to let you know anyway. Talk to you later.

KALEB hangs up phone.

INT. SARA'S HOUSE. NIGHT(ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

SARA is laying in bed. An alert plays on SARA'S computer. It is notifying her that KALEB has made a call.

SARA looks over at the computer screen. She nearly breaks her neck with how fast she turns around to check it. She gets up from her bed to go over and sit down at her computer and clicks on the notification.

KALEB'S phone call with TYLER plays. The part where KALEB mentions "emails" catches SARA'S attention.

SARA

Emails,  hmm... let's see whatcha got here.

SARA clicks on the "Email" option in her program. The email is titled "fergusonkaleb13@gmail.com" 

SARA

Oh, trying to kick for a different college, eh TYLER? Be a shame if no one saw it.

CLOSE UP: "SELECT ALL" OPTION

CLOSE UP: MOUSE CURSOR MOVES TO "DELETE ALL"

Mouse click on "DELETE ALL"

SARA

Oops...

FADE OUT

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY

TEXT ON SCREEN: 7 MONTHS LATER

TYLER and KALEB are hanging at the City Lake. They are standing at the edge of a dock, looking at the water.

TYLER

7 months later and nothing.

KALEB

Even with our shiity goalpost, I can't believe you didn't get a response.

TYLER

I don't know where to go from here. I've tried everything.

KALEB

Well... not everything.

TYLER

What?

KALEB

You could always go to a tryout. I think Houston's needing a kicker.

TYLER

Houston? You mean the Houston Texans? You're talking NFL...  I don't know.

KALEB

Why not? That was the goal, wasn't it? You still have a chance.

TYLER

Going to the NFL was assuming I had success in college. I appreciate the confidence, but if a small school wasn't interested, why would an NFL team be? It's hard to make it when you don't get drafted.

KALEB

Hard doesn't mean impossible. Lots of players went undrafted and became a success. Why can't you?

TYLER

It's different for a kicker though, we're not as sought after.

KALEB

There's still a market for guys like you. Teams are going to be holding tryouts for free agents. Maybe you can get down there and impress the right people.

TYLER

You think?

KALEB

I don't think, I know.

 

INT. SARA'S ROOM. DAY(ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

SARA is at her computer, she hears a knock on her door. SARA becomes frantic, she turns off her monitor.

SARA

(Nervous)

Just a second babe.

KALEB is standing outside of SARA'S door, waiting patiently.

SARA walks out of the room, a disheveled mess.

KALEB

Are you ok?

SARA

(Laughs)

Of course, I'm fine.

KALEB

Are you sure?

SARA

(Slightly angry)

I said I'm fine.

The two walk out of the house and hop into the car.

FADE TO BLACK

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY

KALEB and SARA are going to the City Lake. There, they are having a get together to celebrate TYLER'S attempt at the NFL. At the lake are CYNTHIA, MATT, TYLER, KALEB, and SARA.

CYNTHIA

When do you head out?

TYLER

Saturday, supposed to be there by 4 pm to go through registration and all that. 

KALEB

They holding it indoors or outdoors.

TYLER

Since most teams don't have a dome, they're doing it outside.

MATT

Makes sense.

SARA

What time are you scheduled to work out?

TYLER

(Not sure why she cares)

5...

SARA

Ok.

KALEB

We'd love to be there and watch.

TYLER

You can still watch. There's a website that'll streaming all of the workouts that day for the Texans.

SARA

(Hasty)

What's it called?

TYLER

HoustonTexans24/7.com

KALEB

We'll be sure to watch.

SARA

Wouldn't miss it.

FADE OUT

EXT. CITY LAKE TRAIL. DAY

CLOSE UP: KALEB and SARA are holding hands. MUSIC VOICIANS/TELEPATHIC (INT) plays.  SARA is wearing a ring on her finger. They are walking the trail.

SARA

Are you nervous?

KALEB

Anxious is more like it. This is his last chance for success.

SARA

Couldn't he just tryout again?

KALEB

Technically yes, but if he doesn't get picked up, his confidence is gonna be so low, it'd be hard for him to try again.

SARA

Do you think he'll do good?

KALEB

He'll be alright.

SARA

How can you be sure?

KALEB

I know what he can do. Long as he goes out there and does his thing, he'll be fine.

SARA

All we can do is wait and see huh?

KALEB

Yep.

MUSIC FADES OUT

FADE OUT

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY

CYNTHIA and TYLER are sitting at a table. KALEB, SARA, and MATT are playing frisbee in the background. 

CYNTHIA

I'm so proud of you.

TYLER

I haven't done anything yet mom.

CYNTHIA

Sure you have. You've stuck with this goal, even when the scouts didn't reply.

TYLER

Not gonna lie, I was (Holds fingers up) this close to losing all hope, but KALEB didn't let me do that. (Emphasis) He wouldn't let me do that.

CYNTHIA

I believe that. I think in some ways he's trying to live through you.

TYLER

What do you mean?

CYNTHIA

Think about it. He's a great athlete right?

TYLER

Yeah... so?

CYNTHIA

He's wanting you to succeed so bad because he couldn't. His weed habit kept him from doing that. He never gave himself the opportunity to play. You boys always wanted to play together, but he let something get in the way of that. You have nothing in your way. You have no excuses. That's why he's always there for you. That's why he wants you to do so well. 

TYLER

Damn, good point. I'll do my best to make him and you proud!

CYNTHIA 

You do that. Now it's getting late, I better be going. 

CYNTHIA gets up to leave.

TYLER

Heart to heart like that and you're just gonna leave (Laughs)

CYNTHIA

(Laughs) Yeah, I was never good at goodbyes.

 

TYLER

Fine then...  love you mom.

CYNTHIA hugs TYLER goodbye.

CYNTHIA 

I love you too son. Make us proud.

TYLER

I will.

FADE OUT

INT. KALEB'S HOUSE. NIGHT(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB is sitting at his computer, browsing Youtube. He picks up his phone and decides to text SARA.

CLOSE UP: KALEB TEXTING 

"Want to watch the workout tomorrow?"

INT. SARA'S ROOM. NIGHT(ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

A notification for a text goes off on SARA'S computer. SARA gets up to check it out. SARA is typing a reply on her computer. 

BACK TO KALEB: Kaleb reads SARA'S text. It reads ""I'd be too much of a distraction. You need to watch his workout, don't miss it!
Go ahead and watch it with your friends, I think I'm gonna stay here, haven't been feeling too good. Think I got too hot today. Love you <3"

KALEB has a disappointed look on his face. He begins to type back. He sends "Ok, hope you get to feeling better. Love you too."

FADE OUT

INT. KALEB'S ROOM. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB is pacing his room nervously. He can't stop thinking about TYLER. KALEB sits down and tries to relax, it is not working. KALEB then bolts out of his room.

EXT. TYLER'S HOUSE. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

KALEB is knocking on TYLER'S door. CYNTHIA answers.

CYNTHIA

Hey KALEB, come on in!

KALEB goes to sit on the couch. CYNTHIA sits in a chair.

KALEB

How you doing today?

CYNTHIA

Nervous as hell, my son's life could be changed today!

KALEB

It will, he's worked too hard to fail.

CYNTHIA

I hope to God he passes this workout. I don't know how much longer I can stand it here.

KALEB

This house, this environment, your sadness, That's what fuels him. He knows how terrible you have it here with that cancer of a husband. You're his motivation. He won't fail you.

CYNTHIA

He said that?

KALEB

He didn't have too. I can see the fire in his eyes. He won't mess this up.

FADE OUT.

INT. TYLER'S HOUSE. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

Someone is knocking on the door. CYNTHIA goes to answer it.

MATT

Hey CYNTHIA, mind if I watch it with you guys?

CYNTHIA

Of course not, come on in.

MATT comes in and sits on the couch with KALEB.

KALEB

Hey man, how's it goin?

MATT

Well, my internet is still out, so I wanted to come watch TYLER with you guys. It's been screwy ever since you made that video for him.

KALEB

Damn, that long??  That's weird.

MATT

Yeah, I don't know what the deal is.

KALEB looks up at the clock. CLOCK reads 4:50

KALEB

Damn, it's about to start.

CYNTHIA

Let's go use TYLER'S computer. It's the fastest in the house. We don't want to miss a second!

INT. TYLER'S BEDROOM. DAY(KALEB'S BEDROOM)

KALEB, MATT, and CYNTHIA are huddled around the computer. They are on HoustonTexans24/7.com

CYNTHIA

I'm so nervous!!

MATT

We all are. 

KALEB

I know what he can do. He's got this!

CYNTHIA 

(Excited)

It's starting, it's starting!

EXT. CHURCH OPEN AREA. DAY(CHURCH YARD)

On the computer screen is a man in a t shirt. He is stretching. It is TYLER.

BACK TO KALEB

KALEB is bent over, head in his hands. CYNTHIA is patting KALEB's back

CYNTHIA

You ok?

KALEB

(Composes himself)

Yeah, yeah, I'm good. Get this shit!

BACK TO TYLER.

TYLER is walking to the middle of the field. Announcers begin to talk over the livestream of the workout.

ANNOUNCER: We have one more kicker for you folks. We'll be looking at Tyler Davis, kicker out of Northeastern State University.

CLOSE UP ON TYLER

ANNOUNCER: Davis is an interesting guy. He elected not to play his Senior year.

TYLER is pushing the ball into the ground.

ANNOUNCER: There are those that think sitting out a year would raise red flags for an organization.

ANNOUNCER: Not playing in your last year of eligibility is a huge question mark, but as long as he performs out here, he should silence the critics.

CLOSE UP: TYLER is taking steps away from the ball, lining up in position.

ANNOUNCER: It looks like he is all set up and ready to begin. Let's see how he does.

FADE IN

EXT. CHURCH OPEN AREA. DAY(CHURCH YARD)

MONTAGE: TYLER kicking field goals to music. 

TRACKING BALL IN AIR, CLOSE UPS ON HIS FOOT

MUSIC: TO THE CORE/VOICIANS playing.

CLOSE UP: TYLER is approaching the ball to kick a  field goal 

MUSIC GETS LOWER

ANNOUCNER: And Davis continues his record pace, he can't miss!

ANNOUNCER: I've been doing this a long time. I don't know if I've ever seen as much raw talent. His leg strength is remarkable. How this guy didn't get a D1 offer is beyond me!

ANNOUNCER: Here it is, one last kick now to see if Davis can secure a roster spot. It will be from 50 yards.

BACK TO KALEB

KALEB

Oh my god... one more man! Just one more!

BACK TO WORKOUT

CLOSE UP: TYLER is lining up for his last field goal. The kick is 50 yards, dead center. If successful, this kick will secure him a spot on an NFL roster. 

CLOSE UP: TYLER approaches the ball, right as he is about to plant his foot to kick, the stadium's PA system goes haywire.

MUSIC CUTS. STATIC/FEEDBACK NOISES. 

This noise causes TYLER to completely lose focus. He does not plant his foot securely. He ends up falling down. He is unable to get back up. He has torn an ACL 

ANNOUNCER: We apologize for the technical glitch. Wait a moment. Davis is down!

MUSIC PLAYS: VOICIANS/TAILSPIN

BACK TO KALEB

PAN: Everyone is the house has their jaw dropped. They are in utter disbelief.

ANNOUNCER: Boy, you hate to see this happen to a kid who performed so well. It looked like he was well on his way to becoming a Houston Texan. 

BACK TO TYLER

CLOSE UP: TYLER is laying on the ground, in agonizing pain. He is squirming trying to get up. He plants both hands in the ground and slowly props himself up.

TYLER

(Standing up, slowly applying pressure on right leg)

  (Grimacing) AHHHHHHHH!

TYLER is unable to put any pressure onto his right leg. He falls on the ground. 

TYLER

I can't! (Sad)

He begins to wave for the trainers to come over. 

BACK TO KALEB

Everyone is quiet. No one can think of anything to say about this situation. Except Kaleb.

KALEB

(Bitter)

SO close.

MUSIC CUTS.

CYNTHIA

(Crying)

I can't

CYNTHIA gets up to walk outside. 

MATT

Man, I don't even know what to say.

KALEB

(Shaking head in disbelief)

I... you... It's.... there's... there's nothing you can say. Complete freak accident. I'm gonna go talk to his mom.

KALEB gets up to go outside and check on CYNTHIA.

EXT. TYLER'S HOUSE. DAY

CYNTHIA is sitting on the porch smoking a cigarette.

CYNTHIA

So that's it? 

KALEB

(Trying to reassure her)

Maybe it's not serious.

CYNTHIA

He couldn't walk. A sprained ankle doesn't do THAT. Did you hear how he was screaming?

KALEB

(Trying to keep it together)

I did.

MATT comes outside to join them. 

CYNTHIA

Hey MATTY.

KALEB

What are they saying in there?

MATT

They think it's serious. He is on his way to get an MRI now.

KALEB

(Scared)

Great!

MATT

They're supposed to know something definite in an hour or so. 

KALEB

I hate to take off, but I really need to be alone right now.

MATT

That's fine, I'll stay here and make sure she'll be ok

KALEB

(Looking to CYNTHIA)

Are you gonna be ok?

CYNTHIA

I'll be ok dear, question is... will my son?

KALEB gives CYNTHIA a hug.

KALEB

(While hugging)

I'll let you know if I hear anything.

CYNTHIA

I'll do that same.

KALEB

(Let's go of hug)

I'm gonna go now.

CYNTHIA

Be careful!

KALEB

I will.

FADE OUT

EXT. SARA'S HOUSE. NIGHT (ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

KALEB is parked in SARA'S driveway. He takes his phone out and calls her. His call rings 5 times, then he gives up. He decided to get out of the car.

KALEB walks up to and starts knocking on SARA'S house door. There is no answer.

KALEB

I need to talk to her. 

KALEB opens the door and walks inside. He navigates his way to her bedroom. KALEB flicks on the light and is amazed at the amount of technological equipment in here. He has never seen SARA'S room

INT. SARA'S BEDROOM. NIGHT   (ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

KALEB

Damn, what a mess! (Laughs)

KALEB'S phone begins to ring. He takes it out. It is CYNTHIA. As KALEB'S phone is ringing, he hears a noise coming from the computer at the same time. He answers the phone.

KALEB

Hello?

He walks over and moves the mouse a little bit to get rid of the screensaver. 

CYNTHIA

(Sad)

We found something out.

 

The look on KALEB's face is of pure shock when he sees the computer.

CLOSE UP: Computer reads "Active call CYNTHIA"

KALEB

(Angry)

We did.

KALEB begins to navigate the "Chaos" program. He comes across a file called "Texans PA Stadium" 

KALEB

(Very concerned, both with the computer and TYLER'S health)

What?

KALEB clicks on the "PREVIEW" option beside the "Texans PA Stadium"  The "PREVIEW" option produces a loud static/hissing noise. Just like at TYLER'S workout. 

CYNTHIA

He tore his ACL...

KALEB

(Yelling)

You're fucking kidding me!!

INT. SARA'S BATHROOM. NIGHT (ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

CLOSE UP: SARA hears KALEB. She begins to smile sinisterly. She is happy KALEB finally found out.

INT. SARA'S BEDROOM. NIGHT (ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

BACK TO KALEB

CYNTHIA

He won't be able to walk.

KALEB

(So angry he can barely speak)

I'm... (Heavy breathing) I'm gonna have to call you back.

CYNTHIA

Take your time.

KALEB

Later.

KALEB begins to browse even more of the program. He comes across his texts, calls, and emails.

KALEB

What the fuck?!

KALEB takes out his phone and takes a picture of SARA'S equipment.

CUT TO DOOR: SARA enters.

SARA

You weren't supposed to be here.

KALEB

Well I am. What is this shit?! 

SARA 

Payback.

KALEB

(Very agitated)

For WHAT? 

SARA

(Laughs manically)

You really think we just met randomly?

KALEB

Save the riddles. What the FUCK are you talking about?

SARA

I went to your school. I was a nobody. You were always looking in my direction and laughing. Every.. single.. day!

KALEB

(Stunned disbelief)

You're kidding. Because someone looks at you and makes a joke, you think that's a reason to exact revenge.

SARA

This is no joke.

KALEB

What the hell is wrong with you, crazy bitch? 

SARA

(Laughs)

 

KALEB

What are you trying to prove? I didn't do shit to you. 

SARA

Yes you did. You started it all.

FLASHBACK

SARA

(Voiceover)

I was weak back then and you made my life hell. I'll pick on the quiet girl. She won't say anything about it! It went on for too long. I was then harrassed by everyone. From that day on, I've had only one thing on my mind.

SARA is sitting in her room, very emotional. She is constantly receiving facebook messages, teasing her. 

Facebook message sound plays.

CLOSE UP: Message reads "Fucking loser"

MONTAGE: Hateful messages fly across the bottom of the screen while SARA is sitting at her desk, heartbroken.

SARA

(Voiceover)

Causing chaos in your life as you did mine.

BACK TO PRESENT

KALEB

(Mad and confused)

How in the fuck was I picking on you??? You think me laughing and looking in your general direction caused a spike in bullying towards you? You're fucking nuts.

SARA 

(Evil smile)

Did you watch TYLER'S workout?

KALEB

(About to throw a punch, but holds back)

You bitch, do you know how hard he's been working? You fucked his life. You killed his dreams. You shattered his hope. Is that what you were going for?

SARA

In a manner of speaking. He's important to you right? I went after him to get to you. I'm going after YOU KALEB. Sabotaging your best friend's NFL career was just the beginning. 

KALEB aggressively holds SARA and pushes her against a wall.

SARA

(Laughing)

How primitive. 

KALEB

Shut your damn mouth!

SARA

(Smiling)

You were so easy. You fell for my charm instantly.

FADE IN

FLASHBACK

EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL.DAY

This is the day KALEB first encountered SARA.

KALEB is walking towards SARA at the library in an attempt to get his football back.

SARA

(Voiceover)

I could tell when you were walking to me, you were easy prey.

KALEB is near SARA.

KALEB

Hey, sorry about you getting called a bitch back there.

SARA

It's alright, I've heard worse.

KALEB

Yeah... well can I just get my ball back and I'll get outta your hair.

SARA

I want you in my hair

KALEB

What?

SARA

That ball can wait

SARA brings KALEB in close to her body.

SARA

(Voiceover)

In this moment, you were hooked!

KALEB

Umm...

SARA

Shut up and kiss me!

They are making out.

SARA

(Voiceover)

Just show him a little bit of attention and you can mold him like clay. He'll bow to your command. 

BACK TO PRESENT

KALEB

Why hurt TYLER? He had NOTHING to do with this. What the fuck is wrong with you? Hurt me instead.

SARA

It's not always about you. Sometimes you have to go after the ones closest to someone to truly break them. You're breaking KALEB. I can see it. 

KALEB lets go of SARA forcefully. KALEB has a stunned look on his face, he realizes she has got the better of him.

FLASHBACK

INT. KALEB'S BEDROOM. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB talking on the phone with SARA

INT. KALEB'S BEDROOM. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB and SARA are laying down on the couch. There are looking into each others eyes. 

KALEB

(Stroking SARA'S hair)

This is perfect.

EXT. CITY LAKE TRAIL. DAY(SWINGING BRIDGE)

KALEB and SARA holding hands, looking at the lake.

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY(EXTENSION)

KALEB and SARA are out on the extension of the City Lake. 

KALEB gets down on one knee in front of SARA. He is proposing to her. 

KALEB

Before you, I was just going through the motions. I was breathing, but I wasn't living. I love you SARA DANIELS. Will you marry me?

SARA accepts and gives KALEB a big hug.

CLOSE UP: SARA'S iconic smile.

FADE OUT

INT. SARA'S BEDROOM. EVENING(ANTHONY'S HOUSE)

KALEB is standing beside himself, trying to control his rage. He feels like hitting SARA, but he does not. 

KALEB

(Shaky, cracking voice)

All this time...  lies.

SARA 

I prefer manipulation. It was so easy, it almost wasn't fun. You were so open and willing to attach yourself to me.  (Laughs) You should have listened to your friend. Instead, you fell for a girl you didn't even know! (Laughs)

SARA takes her engagement ring off of her finger and throws it in the garbage can.

KALEB has a very deep, regretful expression on his face. He knows he fucked up. 

KALEB shoves SARA'S computer off the desk. 

KALEB

Stay the fuck away from me!

KALEB storms out of SARA'S HOUSE.

FADE OUT.

EXT. HWY 82. NIGHT. MOVING CAR (DRIVING)

MUSIC PLAYING: VOICIANS/THE DIE IS CAST

KALEB is driving down the highway. He is visibly upset. He reaches to adjust the radio.

FLASHBACKS

EXT. MIDDLE SCHOOL.DAY

MUSIC (38 sec) SARA throwing football to KALEB.

EXT. CHURCH BASKETBALL COURT. DAY

KALEB is shooting hoops by himself. (Try to make like 5-6 shots in a row)

EXT. CHURCH OPEN AREA. DAY(CHURCH YARD)

KALEB setting up the video camera to record TYLER kick.

INT. KALEB'S BEDROOM. DAY(JOSH'S HOUSE)

KALEB and SARA playing pool

INT. TYLER'S HOUSE. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

KALEB watches the livestream of TYLER'S workout when he tears his ACL.

EXT. HWY 82. NIGHT. MOVING CAR (DRIVING)

BACK TO PRESENT

KALEB

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

MUSIC FADES OUT.

FADE OUT.

INT. TYLER'S HOUSE. DAY(KALEB'S HOUSE)

KALEB is knocking on TYLER'S door. CYNTHIA comes to answer it.

CYNTHIA

I was wondering when you'd stop by. 

KALEB

How's he doing?

CYNTHIA

Not so good, he's back in his room if you wanna go check on him.

KALEB walks back to TYLER'S bedroom. He knocks twice, then walks in.

INT. TYLER'S BEDROOM. DAY(KALEB'S BEDROOM)

KALEB looks so sad as he sees TYLER laying in the bed. He sees TYLER'S leg has a brace on it. There are also a pair of crutches leaning against his wall.

TYLER

(Distant)

Hey man.

KALEB

Hey... how are you doing?

TYLER

I shouldn't be here.

KALEB

(Sad)

I know, I know.

TYLER

Why is this happening to me?

KALEB

(Deep breath, he does not want to tell TYLER this)

It's my fault?

TYLER

What are you talking about?

KALEB

SARA.

TYLER

What about her?

KALEB

I didn't know her like I thought I did.

TYLER

Ok... what did she have to do with this?

KALEB

She tore your ACL.

TYLER

No... she didn't.

KALEB

Yeah... she did

TYLER

Explain.

KALEB takes out his phone, pulls up the picture, and hands his phone to TYLER.

KALEB

The other night I went over there and went in her room. I found this spyware on her computer. That was the first time I ever been in there. Now I know why she never invited me in there. Bitch is a fucking psycho. You should see it. Computers and wires everywhere. She was tracking my every move. My texts, calls, emails. You name it. She knew about it. This is all her fault.

TYLER

Thing is... it's not.

KALEB

What?

TYLER

(Somber)

I knew this wouldn't end well. I knew you would get too attached, but I never imagined this.

KALEB

(Pleading)

Let me explain...

TYLER

(Rage)

No, you let me explain! I told you to control your emotions. Did you, no? I told you to slow down. Did you? Course not. When are you gonna wake up? You didn't just hurt yourself. Look what you did to me! LOOK AT ME!

KALEB looks at TYLER.

TYLER

I can't fucking walk!! My career is OVER! My future is OVER! You've shattered my dream. Thank you KALEB. If you weren't so pathetic, needy, and desperate for attention, this would have never happened! You've ruined my life. Now get the fuck out of it.

KALEB

(Defeated)

Dude???

TYLER

Leave.

EXT. CITY LAKE. DAY

KALEB is sitting in his car. He is parked in the middle of the parking lot. He has an anxious look on his face. He fiddles with his phone.

MUSIC VOICIANS/WOLVES plays.

KALEB looks out the window. He is a broken man. He's done trying. He's lost his best friend, his love, and his hope. 

A hooded man walks up to the car.

KALEB

Hey Keith, you got it?

KEITH

Yeah, this is the new shit, called Clarity. All it takes is one.

KEITH hands KALEB a baggie with a pill in it.

KALEB

(Content)

Thank you KEITH.

KEITH walks away.

KALEB now has a pill in his hand. KALEB looks at the pill. He starts nodding his head up and down. He wants to take it.

CLOSE UP: Hand with pill going towards mouth.

KALEB sits for a moment. He starts blinking a lot. Then collapses onto the steering wheel. He has passed out.

MUSIC FADES OUT.


 


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