Hold Fast part I written by Valentin Kostadinov

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

A story about a good and naive stuttering boy named Sean who works as a waiter, and is always being mocked for his speech impediment by his colleagues. His only friends are his father who is in a wheelchair due to the time he served in the army, and a homeless guy outside of the restaurant who Sean feeds anytime he manages to sneak up food, and play chess together. All of the mocking stops when Sean makes an excellent wait service to a mobster and they become friends. Later the mob boss discovers that Sean is a skilled shooter thanks to his father's military training which he has passed on to Sean. All of a sudden everyone starts respecting Sean, but it's too damn late. He falls in love with the power he possesses over others. After his first revenge and kill, his stuttering disappears.

HOLD FAST
part I
written by
Valentin Ivanov Kostadinov
SCREEN BLACK
SEAN
(V.O.)
A cop once told me "hold fast" and
so I did. I held alright, I held
REAL FAST.
FADE IN:
INT. UNIVERSITY - DAY
Tension is written on everyone's faces. Ballpoint clicking
fills up the silent room. In the midst of this student
crisis, a boy sits calmly. SEAN, early 20's, long hair,
speaks with a STUTTER, he will make way for an ant. The
teacher enters the room.
TEACHER
(grumpy)
Because of you, I didn't have time
to finish my coffee.
The student's faces look worried.
TEACHER
(decisive)
Now prepare your sheets.
Sean closes his eyes, gets a BUBBLE GUM out of his pocket,
and starts chewing it. Behind him sits LUCAS, in his 20's,
short hair, clearly spends more time in the gym rather than
the library, more muscle than brains. He throws a little
piece of paper which states " YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. " Sean
turns around and sees the bully's face aiming at him making
mean gestures.
SEAN
(V.O.)
Shit.
Sean starts to write his answers when a phone call to Lucas
vocalizes the whole room.
LUCAS
(politely)
Sorry, may I..?
TEACHER
(frustrated)
Go and be quick.
Lucas exits the classroom.
LUCAS
(on phone)
I'll come when I'm done, can't wait
to see you.
Lucas hangs up the phone and returns to the classroom with a
mischievous look on his face. Sean throws him over the cheat
HOLD FAST 2.
sheet, Lucas writes them down and exits the classroom as
fast as possible.
CUT TO:
EXT. THE SUBWAY - DAY
Sean is running with groceries in one hand and a bouquet in
the other. He arrives at the last moment panting. As he
waits to get on the subway, a couple of teenagers thrust him
and start laughing.
TEENAGE BOY 1
You haven't fucked her already,
haven't you?
He looks insolently at Sean.
SEAN
What?
TEENAGE BOY 2
You buy her flowers when you
haven't fucked her, after the fuck
you stop buying her flowers.
TEENAGE BOY 1
Yeah because you got what you
wanted. But maybe from the bright
colors, you got on you are a fag.
TEENAGE BOY 2
Haha. So I guess my Jesus-looking
friend hasn't hit it yet? Or am I
mistaking?
Sean looks at the ground desperately.
SEAN
Look guys I don't want any problems
here, alright?
TEENAGE BOY 1
Who gives a flying fuck what you
want? And learn how to talk.
The cheeky teenagers get interrupted by a large elderly man.
ELDERLY MAN
Little dipshits cut it off. Mind
your business and leave him alone.
TEENAGE BOY 2
Try the lottery today lucky boy.
TEENAGE BOY 1
Remember us.
The teenage boys spit at Sean's shoes and getaway.
HOLD FAST 3.
ELDERLY MAN
You alright kid?
SEAN
Yes, thanks for helping me, sir.
ELDERLY MAN
Don't even mention it. They weren't
going to do anything, you know that
right?
SEAN
How are you so sure?
Subway pulls up.
INT. THE SUBWAY - DAY
Sean and his big friend enter the subway and sit next to
each other and continue their conversation.
ELDERLY MAN
Because of the way they were
dressed, they had too many
expensive things on themselves. The
watches alone cost more than 2K.
Probably some spoiled brats of some
rich family.
SEAN
(amazed)
I would never think of that, but it
makes sense. You pay attention to
detail.
The subway makes another stop and more passengers come in. A
mother with a baby searches for seats but they are all
taken.
SEAN
(politely)
Here, mam. Excuse me. You can sit
here, no problem.
MOTHER
Young gentleman. You won't
disappoint your lady with that fine
bouquet you got there.
Sean gets up and stares through the window.
SEAN
(V.O.)
Why didn't I do something back
there? Did I freeze? Karma knows
what to do. It's not up to me to
decide.
HOLD FAST 4.
EXT. THE SUBWAY - DAY
The subway stops at the last station and Sean gets off
there. Unwillingly he spots a well-dressed man with a BRAND
NEW shoes. He reflects on the events that happened to him.
Thoughtful he marches to his home.
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Sean catches his father working in the yard and sits next to
him. JACK in his 50's, smiling like he hasn't been to war,
in a wheelchair.
JACK
Hey, champ!
SEAN
(frustrated)
I thought I told you to take it
easy, why are you working on the
dog house?
JACK
It's not fun watching TV all day
you know? I decided to go outside
for some fresh air and to work a
little bit.
SEAN
A little bit...? Dad, we are almost
done, look at it.
They both stare at the amazing dog house.
JACK
Well...
SEAN
Just leave the rest up to me okay?
When I get home from work I'll
finish it.
JACK
(curious)
Since when do you go to work with
flowers?
SEAN
I will surprise Emma before work.
JACK
(laughing)
You remind me of myself when I was
younger!
SEAN
What were mom's favorite flowers?
HOLD FAST 5.
JACK
(emotional)
The ones you have there. No wonder
you are my boy. If only she could
see what a fine gentlemen you are.
SEAN
Don't get upset, dad. She is
watching us.
JACK
I know it's just I remember how she
yelled at us for shooting in the
backyard.
SEAN
(laughing)
You dad, not us, she yelled just at
you. We are still up for tomorrow
right?
JACK
Yes, I will clean the guns while
you are at work.
SEAN
Sounds great pops.
Sean taps his father on the shoulder and goes upstairs to
change, he puts on his waiter uniform and pelts to his
girlfriend's house, EMMA, in her 20's, puts on more make-up
then she can wear, talks more than she should, redhaired.
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD ALLEY - DAY
Sean strolls along the streets with the bouquet in his hands
passing by JENERO the restaurant in which he works in. On
the corner of the restaurant he bumps into JAY, a homeless
man flies buzzing all over him, shaggy with very white
teeth.
JAY
(smiling)
Romeo, is that you?
SEAN
Why are you here?
JAY
Why have you bought her flowers,on
top of that with my money?
They both burst into laughter and shake each other's hands.
SEAN
Don't worry Jay, today's special
will be salmon. I'll make sure to
sneak off a few bites for you.
HOLD FAST 6.
JAY
(happy)
My man.
Jay fistbumps Sean.
JAY
Nice flowers, now hurry up salmon
is for dinner.
SEAN
(laughing)
It's a surprise, she doesn't know
I'm going.
JAY
I thought you told me she doesn't
like surprises?
SEAN
That was a long time ago.
Sean takes a look at his old watch.
SEAN
Gotta run, see you later?
JAY
You betcha! I won't be going
anywhere, any time soon.
Sean toddles up the street to Emma's house.
EXT. EMMA'S HOUSE - DAY
Sean sneaks up through the backyard and goes to her window
room. Just when he is about to knock on the window and show
the flowers, he sees Emma and her athletic body getting it
on doggy style with his university colleague Lucas. Sean
starts sweating and turns red, he exits her property as fast
as he can and throws the flowers in a nearby trash bin.
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
Waiters in the back entrance smoking during their coffee
break. TOD, in his 20's, skinny, looks like he has
cigarettes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, instead of
food. He is groping JOAN, in her 20's, curly dark-haired
always wants to make out. The chef LOPEZ, in his 40's, fat,
with a mustache, comes out the back door interrupting their
privacy and starts laughing.
TOD
Leave us alone for five minutes,
will ya..?
HOLD FAST 7.
LOPEZ
(laughing)
It's a restaurant, not a brothel.
Don't you kids got homes?
JOAN
(frustrated)
Ugh, yeah we also have parents in
our homes. I was just getting
turned on.
Joan throws her cigarette butt with anger. Lopez goes and
picks it off the ground and throws it in the garbage.
LOPEZ
You kids are so spoiled, you don't
appreciate anything.
TOD
Do me a favour and quit spying on
us through the kitchen.
You know we can see you, fatty.
Tod blows smoke in Joan's mouth and pulls her hair back.
LOPEZ
I'm not spying on you, I'm just
observing how awful you treat Sean.
JOAN
Where is that Sean guy, he is
always here 20 minutes early.
LOPEZ
Unlike you. You are always late.
Don't you got any discipline?
JOAN
No, I got a boyfriend, whose dad
happens to be the owner of the
restaurant.
Joan smiles and flips the bird at Lopez.
TOD
He will show up. Who will cater for
my tables, I won't be able to go
out and make out with you.
JOAN
(smiling)
You're awful, all of your tables?
TOD
Yup and I get to stay here smoke
and make out with you. It's the
perfect job.
Tod and Joan start laughing.
HOLD FAST 8.
JOAN
So cruel.
TOD
(grins)
Works, for now, he knows what will
happen if he brings it up.
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S GARAGE - DAY
Old, rusty, and decorated with family pictures and war
medals. Jack strolls through the garage in his wheelchair.
He passes by a beautiful chess set and goes to the safe. He
opens up the safe, takes out two big guns, and starts
cleaning them.
JACK
(crying)
I would give anything for you to be
here, screaming at me.
Jack glances at a picture of his passed away wife.
JACK
You would be proud of me. I believe
the neighbors are also proud.
Jack takes a silencer out of the bureau.
JACK
You see..? No sound.
Jack starts smiling and mounts the silencer onto the gun.
JACK
Now honey, if you will excuse me.
Jack arranges some old chess pieces and strolls away. He
closes his eyes for a few seconds, reaches out in his
pocket, pulls out a BUBBLE GUM, starts chewing it, and opens
up his eyes. BANG, BANG, BANG. Jack starts shooting looking
calmer than ever. All chess pieces are on the ground. He
spits his bubble gum in the garbage bin.
JACK
Damn, that muffler kills all the
fun!
CUT TO:
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
Sean arrives to the restaurant. His speech impediment has
increased after the shocking view of his girlfriend cheating
on him.
HOLD FAST 9.
TOD
(angry)
Why are you late..?
SEAN
(unhappy)
I'm ten minutes early.
TOD
So..? You always come
twenty-minutes earlier.
SEAN
Look, I have to go to the bathroom,
excuse me.
TOD
Don't get too comfortable around
here. Today you are ten minutes
earlier and tomorrow you will be
ten minutes later.
SEAN
Like Joan..?
TOD
(raging)
You little dipshit don't you ever
talk about my girlfriend!
Tod grabs Sean by his uniform and pushes him to the wall.
TOD
I think you are forgetting whose
father owns this restaurant.
You like this job..?
SEAN
Yes.
TOD
If you want to keep it, shut your
mouth about Joan. Understand?
SEAN
Yes.
TOD
Good, otherwise I will have to tell
my father you are always late.
And we both know how that will end
up for you. Now come on go, there
are a lot of tables tonight.
Tod pushes Sean fiercely away.
HOLD FAST 10.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
Sean goes straight to the bathroom. Washes his face and
eyes. He stares at the mirror for a couple of minutes.
SEAN
(V.O.)
I have to be strong for my dad.
I need this money, he needs this
money. But why, why did she cheat
on me..? Why are people so ugly on
the inside, but beautiful on the
outside?
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Exquisite and neat. Paintings and chandeliers hanging from
above. People are all over the restaurant, enjoying
themselves, laughing, and having a bite. The owner of the
restaurant walks past by the people, JENERO, in his late
40's, short, always mumbles about something, and seems to
know everything. He checks out the place, smiling and
noticing every little detail. Tod immediately goes up to
him.
TOD
It's a full house tonight.
Jenero immediately smells the cigarette aroma coming from
him.
JENERO
(irritated)
What the hell is wrong with you..??
TOD
What..?
JENERO
You stink, that's what. Do you
think people are happy when you go
up to them, serve their dish, and
they feel your stench..?
TOD
Dad, it's not from me, I told you I
don't smoke. It's that boy Sean, he
is always in the back smoking.
JENERO
Look, I don't care that you smoke.
I care that you reek in front of
the customers. Now look this
evening we will have someone very
special at our place make sure that
you..
HOLD FAST 11.
Jenero gets interrupted by his phone, he picks it up and
starts cursing, and goes up to his office. Tod sniffs his
uniform to see if he really reeks.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT KITCHEN - NIGHT
Lopez is dancing around the big kitchen. One of the cooks is
crying, cutting onions, another one is laughing at him. Some
of them are tossing tomatoes, dough, and meat at each other.
But most of them are staring at the enormous king lobster.
LOPEZ
Are you going to eat that..?
COOK 1
What a beauty.
COOK 2
Who knows what this thing costs.
One of the cooks tries to touch it.
LOPEZ
I wouldn't do that If I was you.
COOK 3
Why?
LOPEZ
Think about it, do you see this
kind of food every day?
COOK 3
No.
LOPEZ
So it's special right..?
COOK 3
Yes.
LOPEZ
Perhaps for a special person, don't
you think..?
COOK 1
Like who, chef?
LOPEZ
Jenero told me that, his friend
Torono will be having dinner with
his wife at our restaurant.
The cook's faces turns pale.
HOLD FAST 12.
COOK 1
(scared)
I don't want to cook for them.
COOK 2
Fuck that, count me out too.
LOPEZ
Boys, Jenero gave this job to me.
If there's any problem with the
meal, he will know who is
responsible.
CUT TO:
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
A black matt jeep parks in front of the restaurant. The
driver, SCOTT, built like a tank, gets out and goes to open
the back door. Therefrom gets out TORONO in his late 30's,
handsome has a huge scar on his forehead running down his
eyes, hustling since he was a kid, now he is in control of
the whole city. He reaches out and grabs the hand of his
wife AMELIA, sensual looking, she has a great sense of high
presence and impeccable style accompanied by a wasp-waist
and glossy skin.
TORONO
If you get hungry just call me,
I'll make sure they set up a table
for you.
SCOTT
Yes, boss. Thanks.
INT. JENERO RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Torono and his wife walk around the full restaurant untill
they sit on a table that says "reserved". Meanwhile, Sean is
engaged with serving most of the tables in the restaurant,
with his eyes half-full of tears, he doesn't notice Torono.
Tod comes from the back from his regular cigarette break and
notices a couple sitting on the reserved table.
TOD
Good evening, did you reserved this
table?
TORONO
No. I reserved that table.
Torono points to the largest table in the restaurant, and
Tod laughs a little bit.
TOD
No way, it's a table for ten, and
you are only two. I'm afraid we
don't have any free tables, so I
will ask you politely to...
HOLD FAST 13.
Torono interrupts him immediately.
TORONO
(calm)
Listen you little blond, call your
dad right now.
In the middle of the dispute, Tod's father comes down the
stairs and sees from a distance that Torono is not happy
with what his son is saying to him. He rushes to them
straight away.
JENERO
Good evening, Torono.
And good evening to you Amelia.
Amelia smiles faintly at him.
TORONO
Your son has no manners, do you
know that?
Jenero looks ashamed.
JENERO
I'm sorry about his behavior, he is
still learning.
TORONO
And still smoking.
TOD
No, I don't...
JENERO
Son, go take a break, I will tell
Sean to take care of our special
guests.
Tod gets angry and goes ragingly out the back door.
TORONO
The next boy better have some
manners.
Torono looked away for a second and spotted a waiter running
towards their table.
SEAN
Excuse me, sir, you dropped this.
Sean had picked up a 50 dollar bill, that had fallen from an
elderly couple, and chased them down to return it.
ELDERLY WOMAN
May God bless you, son!
ELDERLY MAN
Thank you, young man!
HOLD FAST 14.
The elderly man handshakes Sean.
JENERO
This is the waiter, that I was
telling you about.
AMELIA
Well, we can see he has manners,
such a lovely act.
TORONO
This boy has integrity, I like him.
Torono lights up a cigar.
JENERO
(happy)
Sean, come here.
I would like you to meet our
special guests for tonight.
SEAN
(timid)
Hi, hello.
AMELIA
Hi, Sean.
TORONO
(smiling)
Hey, kiddo.
JENERO
Their menu is all set-up, just go
to the kitchen, and tell Lopez that
the special guests are here.
SEAN
Okay, boss.
On his way to the kitchen, an insolent customer starts
yelling at him.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
Do you like hair in your meals?
Sean gets stressed out.
SEAN
Excuse us, sir.
The restaurant will renew your
order right away.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
You better!
And I want my money back!
Jenero hears the fuss and goes to settle the problem.
HOLD FAST 15.
JENERO
Good evening! What seems to be the
problem here?
ANGRY CUSTOMER
Hairs in my meal, that's the
problem!
Jenero whispers to Sean.
JENERO
Go Sean, and make sure it's your
best presentation. I will take care
of this customer.
Jenero looks at the meal of the customer and sees that the
hair is blond.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT KITCHEN - NIGHT
Sean enters and immediately recognizes what meal he will be
giving to Torono.
SEAN
Lopez, the special guests are here.
All the cooks start to look around from the tiny windows in
the kitchen. They are all frightened.
COOK 2
Good luck, pal.
COOK 3
Hope everything goes smoothly!
LOPEZ
Don't listen to them.
It's like a regular order.
COOK 1
Yeah, kinda expensive one.
LOPEZ
Here's all the stuff for the Torono
table. Make sure you give him this
cigar as a desert, he loves them.
Sean puts the cigar in his pocket and prepares for the most
nerve-wracking order in his life.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
All eyes are on Sean and the big plate of king lobster that
he carries. He reaches the table without any fatal
consequences for the lobster, providing excellent wait
service.
HOLD FAST 16.
SEAN
And we have a special dessert for
you.
Sean puts his hand in his pocket. Torono thinks the worst
and grabs his gun under the table, when Sean pulls out a
rare cigar for him.
TORONO
(surprised)
Well thanks a lot, Sean.
AMELIA
Here is a little tip from us also,
for being so generous to the
elderly couple.
Amelia puts five 100 dollar bills in his pocket.
TORONO
And don't share this tip with any
one of the waiters.
SEAN
(confused)
Excuse me but why? We always share.
TORONO
We always share..?
From the looks of things you always
share, kiddo!
AMELIA
Don't be too good. The others don't
work hard enough and don't deserve
this kind of tip.
Sean instantly gets happy about receiving this kind of
money.
TORONO
And they smell bad..
SEAN
Thank you for your generosity and
the large tip, it will help my..
Sean gets interrupted by Lopez.
LOPEZ
Kid, do you mind handing over these
plates at table 4? Joan is missing
again.
AMELIA
We told you.
Sean delivers the food and beverages to Joan's table. Jenero
sees him.
HOLD FAST 17.
JENERO
Why are you working in Joan's
sector?
SEAN
She is not here, Lopez told me to
deliver some foods and beverages.
JENERO
Nevermind, how did the special
order go?
SEAN
It went superb.
JENERO
So are there any tips..?
SEAN
(thoughtful)
No.
JENERO
(confused)
Okay, go rest up.
Before going outside, Sean goes to the kitchen to get Jay's
dinner. On his way to the back entrance of the restaurant,
he catches Joan and Tod exiting the toilet.
JOAN
What?? I was feeling sick.
TOD
Relax baby, he won't tell anybody.
Come on, keep on walking, pal.
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Jay is wet, shivering, and hungry. He has arranged all the
chess pieces by himself and waits for his friend.
SEAN
Jay! What's that on your shoes?
JAY
It was raining and I didn't want my
feet to get wet.
SEAN
Plastic bags?
JAY
Yeah. Haven't you tried it..?
SEAN
No. But I'm sure you haven't tried
this either.
HOLD FAST 18.
Sean pulls out a large plastic bag filled with salmon.
SEAN
Just dont put this over your feet..
Okay?
They both start laughing.
JAY
God bless you, Sean.
SEAN
I will call my pops, you finish
eating, and we will play a quick
game?
While Sean turns back, Jay fixes up his transparent plastic
bags on his feet, a small part of new shoes can be seen
through the bag.
SEAN
(on phone)
Champ!
JACK
(on phone, sleepy)
How is my champ doing..?
SEAN
(on phone)
Excellent dad, I received a big
tip. We will be able to sign you up
for a private doctor, maybe he can
check you and..
JACK
(on phone)
Don't bother Sean, I told you.
Save your money.
SEAN
(on phone)
But I want to....
JACK
(on phone)
Did Emma like the flowers? Come on
talk to your old man. I want all
the details.
SEAN
(on phone, sad)
Dad... you don't want them, belief
me.
JACK
(on phone)
Sean, what happened..?
HOLD FAST 19.
SEAN
(on phone, sad)
It's not something we can talk
about over the phone, pops. Plus I
gotta go, you didn't touch the dog
house right?
JACK
(on phone)
No. I only did a little bit of
shooting.
SEAN
(on phone)
You did well then.
Go to bed, we will talk tomorrow on
our way to the dojo.
JACK
(on phone)
Okay, champ. Night.
SEAN
(on phone)
Night dad.
Sean hangs up the phone and goes to see Jay.
JAY
So... I saw your flowers in the
garbage.
SEAN
Why do you go around the garbages
in the neighborhood? I told you,
I'll get you something to eat.
JAY
Don't you run away from the
subject, my old ass is fine.
SEAN
(frustrated)
I caught her cheating.
JAY
I'm sorry pal..
SEAN
It was with a classmate of mine, a
real jerk.
JAY
Well he is a friend of you, I
guess.
SEAN
(confused)
What do you mean?
HOLD FAST 20.
JAY
He did you a big favor. He showed
what kind of person your girlfriend
is, he also showed you that you
can't rely on her.
SEAN
Thank you, pal. I needed that a
different point of view.
JAY
Hold fast, Sean. Now you must focus
on your father's health.
SEAN
Yes!
JAY
And that game of chess, I'm about
to beat you in!
Sean gets a little smile on his face and they both start
playing chess.
JAY
You're a good man, Sean. You fed a
homeless person today, and not only
today. Your soul is gold.
SEAN
I told you, I got you.
Earlier I was wondering why are
people so rude.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Torono and Amelia are eating up finishing their dinner.
TORONO
That yelling from the customer...
AMELIA
What? I didn't like it either, but
people yell all the time.
TORONO
I know they do.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT (FLASHBACK)
Torono is a teenage boy working at the same restaurant. The
restaurant is full of people, the waiters are bombarded with
orders. Angry customers stare at the waiters, including
Torono.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
Hey you, where is my order..?
HOLD FAST 21.
TORONO
(angry)
I told your SIR, it will be here.
A fellow waitor passes by and sees that Torono starts to get
irritated.
WAITER
Torono, you have a little brother
to look after, don't lose it like
the last time.
Torono looks at him meanly.
WAITER
I'm serious, we won't be able to
cover up for you again.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
Waiter boy, you told me that 10
minutes ago, I'm hungry.
Torono raises his tone a little bit.
TORONO
This stuff does not depend from the
waiters.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
Go to the kitchen, loud mouth, and
stop talking. You might earn a tip.
TORONO
I won't go anywhere. Don't tell me
what to do.
The angry customer gets annoyed with his behavior and throws
a fork at his feet.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
GO..! I want my food.
Torono is MAD, he gets the fork and goes to the kitchen
where the order is ready. He picks up the hot plate and BAM!
Kicks the door with mad rage, people look at him, he is
going out of the kitchen with ferocity, starts bashing the
head of the angry customer with his order, breaking the
plate in his head, he gets the same fork that was thrown at
him and sticks it in his cheek.
TORONO
(angry)
What's the matter, LOUDMOUTH..? You
ain't talking now, asshole.
The customer screams from pain.
HOLD FAST 22.
TORONO
Yeah eat this fork, you don't want
to talk now, huh..??
As he sticks it in and out of his cheek. People start
running away and his waiter colleagues break up this
accident. Torono sees his little brother entering the
restaurant, but his hands are covered in blood, he is
ashamed.
TORONO
Brother..!
His brother is scared, he runs away. That's the last time he
has ever seen him. Police enter the restaurant and arrest
Torono.
BACK TO SCENE
TORONO
But too much talking and yelling
isn't healthy.
AMELIA
We have two ears and one mouth for
a reason.
They smile, Jenero approaches them.
JENERO
(curious)
How was it..?
AMELIA
How was what?
JENERO
The food, the service..?
AMELIA
The food was delicious, but we are
more impressed with the service.
JENERO
Are you sure? I mean the lobster
was one of a kind.
TORONO
(irritated)
We are sure, we liked the service,
better than the food.
JENERO
Yes, I know...
HOLD FAST 23.
TORONO
You know jack shit.
Keep the waiter close he might save
your business, these knuckleheads
over there drinking aren't doing
anything.
He points to Tod and Joan who are getting wasted on the bar
at the end of their work shift.
JENERO
They are getting through some hard
times.
TORONO
I bet. Goodbye, pal.
AMELIA
Goodbye, Jenero.
TORONO
And don't keep me waiting.
Do you know what happened to the
last guy who kept me waiting?
JENERO
(scared)
I don't know... what?
TORONO
(smirks)
Of course, you don't.
On his way out Torono glances at a beautiful cane with a
snakehead.
CUT TO:
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Sean and Jay are playing chess. Jay checkmates him.
JAY
HOLD FAST.
SEAN
What?
JAY
Hold fast, kid.
SEAN
What does it mean..?
JAY
Stay true to yourself, continue to
believe, this too shall pass.
HOLD FAST 24.
SEAN
I like this. Hold fast. This too
shall pass.
Torono exits the restaurant and sees Sean playing chess with
a homeless man.
INT. TORONO'S JEEP. - NIGHT
Torono stares thoughtfully through the armored glass eyeing
Jay and Sean playing chess. Jay stares back at the jeep
oddly.
AMELIA
What's wrong?
TORONO
Did you see it?
AMELIA
See what..?
TORONO
That waiter was playing chess
behind the restaurant with a
homeless person.
SCOTT
Boss, you played chess back in the
day, didn't you..?
TORONO
I didn't only play, I was creating
madness on the chessboard. Chess
also reminds me of my brother.
AMELIA
(sad)
And now the city is your
chessboard...
TORONO
I don't play as much as I use to.
AMELIA
Word around town says something
else.
TORONO
Only a fool believes what everyone
else is saying. Trust with your
eyes and listen with your heart.
Torono grips her hand and they kiss passionately.
CUT TO:
HOLD FAST 25.
INT. JENERO'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Tension can be felt flying around the room. Jenero is
clacking with one foot, biting his lips, his eyes playing
zig zag. Phone rings.
JENERO
(on phone)
Yes. I would like to speak to the
brothers.
BROTHER 1
(on phone)
What's up Jenero, another customer
getting at your nerves..?
JENERO
(on phone)
Yes. But he is a special one this
time..
BROTHER 2
(on phone)
How special..?
JENERO
(on phone)
As in TORONO special...
BROTHER 2
(on phone, sighs)
What..??
BROTHER 1
(on phone)
Jenero, think this through and call
us back.
JENERO
(on phone)
There is nothing to think about.
He is disrespecting me in my
restaurant, he is disrespecting MY
KIDS!
Jenero puts a fist through the wall.
BROTHER 1
(on phone)
CALM DOWN..!
This kind of talk is not for the
phone.
BROTHER 2
(on phone)
We will come to your restaurant
tomorrow.
HOLD FAST 26.
JENERO
(on phone)
Looking forward to..!!
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - NIGHT
Sean returns home and tucks in his father. He pulls out the
toothpick that's in his mouth. He goes to his room, lays
down, and gets a call from Emma, his eyes get watery and he
turns off the phone and falls asleep.
BACK TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Jack is creaking with the wheelchair in the kitchen making
breakfast. Sean gets up all sweaty and takes a shower. He
has 5 missed calls from Emma.
SEAN
Again with the bubble gums...?
Sean picks up a bubble gum from the floor.
JACK
If I'm doing something special,
like breakfast, I'm concentrated
and the bubble gum has to be in my
mouth.
SEAN
(irritated)
Also when you sleep.
JACK
I will try to kick the habit. Now
here, enjoy! We have a weekend full
of shooting, ahead of us.
Jack and Sean are having breakfast when the doorbell rings.
SEAN
I will get it.
It's his girlfriend Emma, her face marked with the guilt of
infidelity.
SEAN
Hi.
EMMA
Hi..? I was worried, where were
you, Sean??
HOLD FAST 27.
SEAN
I was at work you know that. It was
just a terrible evening.
EMMA
(sad)
But we always talk before bed.
SEAN
I know, I was just too tired,
sorry.
EMMA
(insolent)
Look, I know that you have anxiety
all the time, ED problem, but I'm a
young girl and this is too much
drama. What about my needs..??
Sean starts sweating and his hands start to shake.
EMMA
(decidedly)
It's over, goodbye Sean.
She turns her back and walks away.
Sean returns to the kitchen with a desperate look in his
eyes, as if he has lost the spark of life.
JACK
Son, don't allow things you can't
control, to take control over you.
SEAN
I was going to forgive her, dad.
JACK
Listen to me! You're too good.
Can't you see how people are taking
advantage of you?
SEAN
(angry)
It's what my mother taught me!
JACK
(mad)
And now your mother is not here,
and it's all because of her naive
kindness.
SEAN
(unhappy)
I'm sick of everything, dad.
I'm sick of everyday people taking
a pick on me.
I'm sick of my job, my colleagues
at work, my boss.
Everything!!
HOLD FAST 28.
JACK
It's perfectly normal, Sean!
You just can't let emotions take
control over you that easily, okay?
SEAN
But it's everyday...
Every single FUCKING day someone is
at my face, SCREAMING or taking
advantage of me.
Jack makes a shocking face.
He hugs Sean tight.
JACK
(worried)
Calm down...
SEAN
(pissed off)
Let's go empty some clips.
JACK
(insecure)
Okay.
SEAN
Before we go, I have to finish up
the dog house. I was really tired
yesterday.
JACK
I will call the family.
Let them know we are coming
shortly.
INT. SEAN'S GARAGE - DAY
Sean starts to hammer away at the dog house.
Like father, like son, he puts the BUBBLE GUM in his mouth
for the first time, feeling manlier and cooler than ever. He
likes the sound of the bashing hammer.
JACK
Wow! I thought you were shooting.
SEAN
The planks were loose.
I had to reinforce them.
Jack goes to the safe and enters the code.
SEAN
When am I going to...
JACK
Don't even try. Only I can...
HOLD FAST 29.
Jack gets the guns and goes outside to wait.
Sean loads the dog house in their car and helps his father
get in.
INT. SEAN'S CAR - DAY
Sean has a different look in his eyes. Jack is staring at
the city landscape pensively.
SEAN
Do they know we are coming?
JACK
Yes.. they are eager to see the
masterpiece you have created.
SEAN
It was teamwork and...
pops, I'm sorry that I yelled today
in the house.
JACK
It's all good son.
Just make sure to control your
temper outside the house. You have
to be respectful.
SEAN
Even to the people who are
disrespecting me..?
JACK
Mostly to them! They don't have a
prime example of how to conduct
their behavior. You must show them
the way.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
Empty tables with dirty tablecloths welcome the brothers.
WILLIAM, in his 30's, his right eye always blinks, religious
in his own twisted way, having a cross tattoo on his neck
and a cross earing on the right ear. His brother is behind
him, OLIVER, in his 40's, always eating his nails due to PTS
from the war, limping while he walks.
WILLIAM
(angry)
Why didn't you get your cane..!?
OLIVER
(screams)
I'm fine! I can walk without it.
Jenero hears the babble downstairs from the office.
HOLD FAST 30.
JENERO
(happy)
Hello, brothers..!!
It's an honor for me.
WILLIAM
(straight face)
We have a deal for you. You let
this one slide and you will thank
us later..?
The brothers nod their heads.
OLIVER
My brother is right, you don't want
that kind of smoke in the city.
JENERO
(angry)
You got kids..??
The brothers look at each other.
WILLIAM
No.
OLIVER
No.
JENERO
I CANT let it slide, brothers..!!
Because if I do the next time that
cheeky bastard comes in here, he
will continue to insult ME and MY
kids...!!
WILLIAM
Look maybe we can talk to him, but
come on...
OLIVER
You know what we do, but...
JENERO
BUT WHAT??
I will double pay you, in advance.
This will make everyone's life
easier!
The brothers both stare at a dot.
WILLIAM
Fuck it. I never liked him anyway.
OLIVER
Give us the money, Jenero. Shit.
William takes a glimpse at the beautiful cane.
HOLD FAST 31.
WILLIAM
And that cane too!
JENERO
(surprised)
What..?
WILLIAM
I want that cane, my brother needs
it, plus it's elegant!
JENERO
Yeah, two thousand dollars elegant,
but as an act of appreciation, here
you go!
Jenero carefully takes off the cane from the wall and gives
it to Oliver.
WILLIAM
Thank me later, brother.
OLIVER
I'll even go to the bathroom with
this cane.
Jenero heads up the stairs for the cash.
OLIVER
You think this is a good idea..?
WILLIAM
He pays, we do the job...
Jenero walks down the stairs with two suitcases.
JENERO
I want him GONE..!
CUT TO:
EXT. DOG OWNER'S HOUSE - DAY
When they arrive police are on the location.
JACK
Good day, officer!
What's going on here..?
POLICE OFFICER
Domestic violence.
JACK
What happened?
POLICE OFFICER
Are you family or related?
HOLD FAST 32.
SEAN
No, sir. We are building custom dog
houses. The family here wanted us
to come up with a fancy dog house
for their little dog.
POLICE OFFICER
There was also animal violence..
JACK
No...
POLICE OFFICER
The neighbor heard the barking and
screaming of the dog. The owner was
beating him up with a belt.
SEAN
Sir, may I see the dog, he knows
me. Please!
POLICE OFFICER
Come with me then.
SEAN
Thank you!
POLICE OFFICER
The dog may be put up for adoption,
the family is facing a lot of
problems, illegal issues, we even
found a large number of drugs in
the house.
SEAN
I can't believe it. They sounded
like a regular family. We didn't
have any problem with them
whatsoever.
POLICE OFFICER
They blend in quite well.
Here is the dog, under this table.
A little shaking Doberman-pinscher appears. He starts
wiggling his tail after seeing Sean.
POLICE OFFICER
I guess he likes you.
SEAN
I like him too, come take a look at
the dog house me and my pops built
for him.
Sean picks up the dog and walks the police officer to his
car. The police officer notices an Army sticker on the car.
HOLD FAST 33.
POLICE OFFICER
Who has been in the army?
JACK
It's me, sir.
POLICE OFFICER
Well, thank you for your service!
The police officer shakes Jack's hand.
JACK
Look at the beautiful dog house we
were about to give to those
horrible people.
POLICE OFFICER
Excuse me for a second, boys.
The police officer moves away from them and makes a phone
call.
POLICE OFFICER
Well, I talked to the chief
investigator.
If you want and If you have the
opportunity to raise a dog..
This little bad boy is yours.
JACK
Well, It's not what we came here
for, but...
SEAN
We will raise this dog properly, we
give you our word!
POLICE OFFICER
If you please, come fill some
documents and you're ready to go.
Jack is caressing the dog while Sean fills up the paperwork.
POLICE OFFICER
It's all yours! Congratulations.
SEAN
Thank you, officer!
JACK
Have a great day!
You are welcome to visit our little
buddy anytime you want.
CUT TO:
EXT. FORREST - DAY
Sunny and quiet, birds are flying by the big trees.
HOLD FAST 34.
SEAN
Did you get the old chess pieces?
JACK
Yup. I also got this.
Jack pulls out a toothpick pack.
JACK
I noticed one of mine is missing.
SEAN
(shocked)
You count them..?
JACK
(grin on his face)
Sure I do. Now come on, let's
practice.
SEAN
What about the dog..?
JACK
It has to get used to this.
It's his first of many times to
come.
Jack arranges the chess pieces far away from the car.
Sean is smiling and feeling confident while he holds the
gun.
JACK
Okay cowboy, let's see what you can
do.
SEAN
(decisive)
Just name the piece...
JACK
First shot. Bishop!
Sean closes his eyes, in his head circles the image of the
shitty co-worker Tod, his girlfriend cheating on him, and
all the shitty people he met during the last days. He puts a
BUBBLEGUM in his mouth. BANG. The bishop goes down.
JACK
(impressed)
Rook!
BANG!
JACK
Two knights!
BANG! BANG!
HOLD FAST 35.
JACK
Rook, bishop, and the queen.
BANG! BANG! BANG! Sean spits the bubblegum out of his mouth.
SEAN
(satisfied)
You were right dad.
JACK
About..?
SEAN
It's way more fun without a
silencer!
They start laughing.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S HOUSE - DAY
Empty condoms and whiskey bottles litter Tod's room.
The stench from cigarettes and sweat swirls around.
Joan and Tod are slumbering away.
The alarm goes on.
TOD
(drowsy)
Get up.
I said get up!
Tod nudges Joan.
JOAN
(annoyed)
Ughhh...
What time is it??
TOD
It's midday, come on.
JOAN
Why do we have to work during the
weekend..?
Tod slips on a condom, on his way to the bathroom.
He sits on the toilet to pee and lights up a cigarette.
TOD
Dad already made the schedule.
JOAN
But what if we call in sick..?
TOD
We've been only working for 3 days
straight. Our colleagues have been
going for 5 days non-stop.
HOLD FAST 36.
JOAN
(dismissive)
Big deal.
TOD
No... We have to show up.
That wanna be gangster will be
there.
JOAN
Your dad's friend?
TOD
Friend? He owns him money...
JOAN
So.. There's nothing I can do to
change your mind..?
Joan craws to him slowly, naked with a mischievous look in
her eyes.
TOD
Maybe...
Joan starts giving him a blowjob.
JOAN
Call him.
TOD
What?
Joan speeds up the paste.
JOAN
Call your dad, tell him we aren't
going to work today.
She insists with her eyes looking at him directly.
JOAN
Or I will stop.
TOD
Okay, okay, you got me.
Just don't stop...
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S OFFICE - DAY
Thick cigar smoke can be seen in the air. A large piano
faces a big bookshelf. Jenero has his feet up the desk
relaxing and smoking when suddenly his phone rings.
JENERO
(on phone)
What?
HOLD FAST 37.
TOD
(on phone, coughing)
Dad, me, and Joan are really sick.
JENERO
(on phone)
Enough with the bullshit..!
TOD
(on phone)
I'm serious, the stupid maid forgot
to close the windows and we slept
on open windows.
JENERO
(on phone, angry)
Shit.
I will call the maid. She is fired.
TOD
(on phone)
I'm sorry, dad.
JENERO
(on phone)
It's not your fault.
Go rest up, I will see what I can
do about tonight.
TOD
(on phone)
Bye dad, thanks for the
understanding.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. JENERO'S HOUSE - DAY
Tod and Joan are laying on the bed, laughing.
TOD
Babe, you are evil.
JOAN
You could've said no to the blowjob
and go to work..?
TOD
Yeah right...
JOAN
Now I know how to not work a single
day of my life.
Someone knocks on the door.
TOD
Who is it?
HOLD FAST 38.
SANIA
It's me, open up.
SANIA, late 30's, a woman who has smiled no more times than
a statue. Gorgeous, but unsatisfied.
TOD
Just a second!
Tod and Joan dress as quickly as possible.
JOAN
Shit.Shit.
TOD
Act sick.
Tod opens the door.
SANIA
Lunch is ready.
But I guess you are not.
TOD
We will be down in a few minutes,
thanks mom.
SONIA
Joan, do you like living here?
JOAN
Yes, I do, mam.
SONIA
Then clean some of this garbage
here. I can't believe a woman lives
and sleeps in this room.
JOAN
Yes mam, right away.
Joan and Tod start coughing loudly.
SANIA
And I can tell you haven't been
sleeping on an open window. That
awful smell would've been gone if
that was the case.
TOD
Mom, the maid really forgot..
SANIA
I had to step up for the maid,
otherwise, she would've been fired
because you lie.
Joan starts cleaning the room little by little and Tod helps
her.
HOLD FAST 39.
JOAN
(angry)
Mommy's boy...
CUT BACK TO:
INT. JENERO'S OFFICE - DAY
Jenero not in control of the situation is walking in
circles, thinking what he can do and who to call. The
stressed environment is interrupted by a phone call.
JENERO
(on phone)
Who is it..?
TORONO
(on phone)
It's your business partner.
JENERO
(on phone, more stressed)
Hello, Torono.
What can I do for you?
TORONO
(on phone)
Tonight at your place.
I need the money.
JENERO
(on phone)
Okay, you are welcome any time you
know that...
Torono hangs up..
Jenero breathes heavily, he dials Sean's number.
CUT TO:
EXT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Sean is in the backyard playing with his new best friend.
A sincere smile appears on his face and immediately gets
erased by the phone call.
SEAN
(on phone)
Yes, boss?
JENERO
(on phone)
Kid, I need you tonight.
SEAN
(on phone)
But I've been working 5 days
straight?
HOLD FAST 40.
JENERO
(on phone)
I know, It's an emergency,
Sean makes a mean face and clenches his fist.
JENERO
(on phone)
Be here at 5 pm.
Sean's dog is playing with him, biting his leg trying to get
his attention.
SEAN
(on phone, angry)
Okay.
Jenero hangs up. Sean sits down on the grass and gets very
angry.
JACK
Champ, let's play chess.
SEAN
I can't. My boss just called.
I have to go to work.
JACK
But you went five days straight.
Doesn't he have any other waiters?
SEAN
His son, and his son's girlfriend
are supposed to be at work today.
He said it was an emergency.
JACK
I can imagine..
SEAN
You watch the dog and don't call
him names.
JACK
I'll make a list of the names and
you pick one when you get home.
SEAN
Okay pops.
Sean hugs his father.
CUT TO:
INT. EMMA'S HOUSE - DAY
Notebooks and clothes all over the floor. Lucas gets out of
the shower and lays down on the bed.
HOLD FAST 41.
LUCAS
(curious)
How did it go with your ex..?
Emma still in the shower, shouting.
EMMA
It was pretty easy. He didn't know
what to say.
Even if he did, I couldn't wait for
it.
LUCAS
Why..?
EMMA
With his stuttering, I fucking
hated it. It takes him 5 minutes to
make a sentence. Everything with
him was slow.
LUCAS
(curious)
Even sex..?
EMMA
What sex..?
He couldn't get it up..
LUCAS
So you are using me, then?
Emma gets out of the shower without any towel.
EMMA
We are using each other.
LUCAS
Looking at you makes me horny and
hungry at the same time..
EMMA
Let's go grab a bite somewhere?
Lucas gets out of bed and grabs her ass.
LUCAS
I grabbed somethings delicious.
Emma laughs.
EMMA
I'm serious, get dressed, and let's
go.
CUT TO:
HOLD FAST 42.
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD ALLEY - DAY
Sean can be seen walking downcast hitting everything on the
pavement. On the way to the store, Emma and Lucas bump into
Sean and they start to giggle. A black jeep approaches.
LUCAS
Come to the gym, pal.
SEAN
(confused)
What..?
Sean has a flashback of the moment he caught Emma cheating
with him.
LUCAS
Come on, I know you have problems.
Emma nudges him.
LUCAS
It helps with your libido and
testosterone.
The black jeep stops near them and the windows go down.
Torono looks at Sean.
TORONO
Kid are you heading to work?
SEAN
(suprised)
Yes.
TORONO
Jump in then.
Sean gets in Torono's jeep and leaves Lucas speechless.
EMMA
What's wrong?
Why are you so pale.
LUCAS
(frightened)
Do you know who that was?
EMMA
Some businessman, I suppose.
LUCAS
He owns the city, Emma.
He is an underground legend.
EMMA
Are you sure..?
HOLD FAST 43.
LUCAS
Where have you been living in the
last years? I'm positive.
EMMA
(surprised)
I don't believe you.
LUCAS
I didn't know your ex was that
respected.
EMMA
What..? No trust me he is a geek
who stutters, nobody respects him.
LUCAS
I don't want any trouble, so the
next time I see him, I will
apologize.
Emma is shocked at his behavior.
CUT TO:
INT. TORONO'S JEEP. - DAY
Sean is amazed at the luxurious jeep.
AMELIA
We're sorry we couldn't pick your
friends.
SEAN
They are not my friends.
It's my ex and her new boyfriend,
apparently.
Torono and Amelia looked at each other.
TORONO
Were they laughing at you..?
Scott cracks his neck.
TORONO
If that's the case...
SEAN
No, I can handle them.
Scott makes a sad face.
SEAN
Thanks, anyway.
TORONO
I saw you playing chess the other
night.
HOLD FAST 44.
SEAN
Yes, I and Jay like to play during
my breaks.
TORONO
Me and my brother use to play right
there on the exact same spot.
SEAN
Really..? I didn't know you had a
brother.
TORONO
It's been so long, I forget at
times.
SEAN
What happened..?
TORONO
He ran away one day and I never saw
him. We had exchanged some chess
pieces the night before, this is
the only thing I have from him.
Torono shows a bishop.
TORONO
(emotional)
He had a rook.
Amelia sees that Torono is getting emotional and interrupts
them.
AMELIA
Is Jay homeless..?
SEAN
(nods head)
But he is a genuine person.
TORONO
Unlike your colleagues, right..?
AMELIA
Stop it!
SEAN
(laughs)
Yes, that's true.
TORONO
We can play chess sometimes, just
so you know I was very good.
SEAN
(surprised)
That would be great.
HOLD FAST 45.
AMELIA
What other hobbies do you have
besides chess..?
SEAN
(serious)
Shooting.
Silence.
AMELIA
(astonished)
What?
TORONO
(curious)
What kind of shooting?
SEAN
You know... shooting with a gun.
AMELIA
Are you joking..?
SEAN
No, my dad was in the army and he
taught me how to shoot.
TORONO
Are you still shooting..?
SEAN
Yes, I was shooting today, but I
got a call from my boss.
AMELIA
Why did he interrupt your day off?
SEAN
He said it was an emergency.
His son and his son's girlfriend
were supposed to be at work but...
TORONO
The smelly blond guy, and the
nose-earing girl, right..?
SEAN
(laughing)
You remembered them.
AMELIA
How could we not?
TORONO
Do they bother you..?
SEAN
They are a little disrespectful.
HOLD FAST 46.
TORONO
No worries from now.
I will talk to their father.
SEAN
(worried)
If you could just...
TORONO
Relax kid, I won't even mention
you...
AMELIA
Where does your father work now..?
SEAN
He is a disabled person now.
We are saving money, trying to get
him to surgery.
AMELIA
(sorrowful)
How is that working out..?
SEAN
Barely..my boss always pressures me
to work overtime, without any
paychek and I have my university
fees also.
The jeep stops in front of the restaurant.
TORONO
Look, Sean.. I'll come by the
restaurant tonight.
We will talk somethings through.
Before Jenero walks into the restaurant, he sees the big mat
jeep and Sean stepping out of it.
SEAN
What things..?
AMELIA
You will see.
Don't worry.
TORONO
Go, your boss is waiting for you.
SEAN
See you later.
JENERO
(happy to see him)
Heyyy! Sean!
Sorry for the unexpected call.
HOLD FAST 47.
SEAN
No problem.
JENERO
As I said, it was an emergency.
SEAN
(curious)
Who will I work with tonight..?
JENERO
I'm still calling to see if Corey
is available.
SEAN
And if he can't make it..?
JENERO
You'll be by yourself.
But don't worry, it's Saturday not
a lot of people come during the
weekend.
Sean gets irate and goes into the restaurant.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. TORONO'S JEEP. - DAY
Scott stops the jeep at a red light.
AMELIA
Do you want kids..?
TORONO
(smiling)
You have no idea.
Amelia leans over to Torono for a hug, Scott is watching
some hot girls walk across the pedestrian walkway,
meanwhile, the brothers disguised as two retirees walk near
the jeep one of them with a shiny CANE when suddenly. BANG.
BANG. Scott is shot. Torono covers Amelia, opens the door,
pulls out his gun, and starts shooting. BANG. BANG.
TORONO
(mad)
You got balls! But when I'm done
with you, you WON'T have any!
BANG! Torono shoots Oliver in the other leg.
WILLIAM
(worried)
Shit
HOLD FAST 48.
OLIVER
(screaming)
FUCKK! Fucking great.
Shots keep firing at them from Torono.
BANG. BANG. The brothers manage to take cover behind a car.
WILLIAM
NO ammo. SHIT!
Oliver checks his clip.
OLIVER
Fuck me, two bullets left.
Oliver starts to chew on his nails.
WILLIAM
Stop with that shit!! Aim good.
Oliver aims carefully. BANG. BANG. He misses.
WILLIAM
Let's move! MOVE!
They run away, not realizing they left the shiny cane on the
shootout scene. Torono goes and picks it up.
TORONO
Where have I seen you before..?
AMELIA
(shouting)
TORONO ! The hospital, now! Scott
is pretty wounded.
Torono immediately jumps in the front seat and drives to
the hospital.
TORONO
Breathe Scott, breathe!
SCOTT
(panting)
I'm sorry boss.
I didn't see them.
AMELIA
Don't leave us, Scott!
Hang in there!
TORONO
Save your strength, kid.
I'll find them.
HOLD FAST 49.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
Jenero is in his office sitting comfortably, snapping
fingers, feet on the desk, smoking a cigar, meanwhile
downstairs is a complete madhouse. The restaurant is almost
full, with only Sean as the waiter.
LOPEZ
This is some kind of a joke!
SEAN
(frustrated)
It's some kind of an emergency,
That's what he said.
LOPEZ
Emergency my ass. They're probably
drunk or high, that's why they
didn't show up. These kids are a
total waste they don't acknowledge
anything.
Angry customers start shouting.
ANGRY CUSTOMER 1
Where's my beef steak..??
ANGRY CUSTOMER 2
And my pasta??
Sean gets out of the kitchen in an attempt to apologize.
SEAN
We're very sorry for the delay,
we're having difficulties..
The customers are too fed up to listen and they start to
insult him.
ANGRY CUSTOMER 2
Look PONYTAIL, I want my pasta, got
it?
SEAN
Yes, sir, it's coming.
Amid this heated debate, Torono enters the restaurant with a
ferocious look.
TORONO
The fuck you called him..?
ANGRY CUSTOMER 2
(panicked)
I, I... I'm sorry.
HOLD FAST 50.
TORONO
This fool being disrespectful to
you..?
Sean takes a second to think.
SEAN
(affirmatevely)
Actually yes, he called me
ponytail.
The kitchen staff spectates this debate.
COOK 1
How is Sean so close with Torono..?
COOK 2
He must've done a good job the
other night.
LOPEZ
Or... He is just being himself.
TORONO
You know who I am, right??
ANGRY CUSTOMER 2
(shaking)
Yes...
TORONO
Apologize to the kid, now.
ANGRY CUSTOMER 2
Sorry. Im very sorry for my
behavior.
TORONO
Good, now leave the fucking
restaurant.
Sean smiles a little bit. The angry customer gets up and
leaves.
TORONO
Does anyone have a problem with
this waiter..?
The crowd of customers yells "No, no".
TORONO
Come, let's talk over here.
SEAN
Okay.
HOLD FAST 51.
TORONO
(serious)
Just how good of a shooter are
you..?
Sean is shocked at first.
SEAN
(confident)
Pretty good. I can show you
tomorrow if you want..?
TORONO
You can show me, now.
SEAN
I'm at work now, I can't. I'm the
only waiter today.
TORONO
Wait here, I'll go and talk to your
boss, I'm sure we can figure out
something.
Torono busts in Jenero's office while he is smoking and
chilling. Jenero's face turns pale.
JENERO
(scared)
What do I owe this surprise
visit..?
Jenero starts sweating.
TORONO
The waiter, Sean. I need him today
and his bank account.
JENERO
What? Why..?
TORONO
I don't have to explain myself to
you..
JENERO
But he is my only waiter today..
TORONO
I'm sure you will figure out
something, good taste in cigars by
the way, I'm glad you are enjoying
them.
Jenero hands over Sean's bank account, Torono exits the
office. Jenero starts shaking. He calls the brothers in a
heartbeat, but no one picks up. He starts to pound the desk
hard.
HOLD FAST 52.
JENERO
(screaming)
FUCK!FUCK!
He calls his wife.
JENERO
(on phone)
Honey... There's been a problem,
can you come by the restaurant and
help me with the catering..?
SANIA
(on phone)
What..? What happened..? Did Sean
not show up?
Tod and Joan overhear this talk and get angry.
JENERO
(on phone)
No, he came, it's just that Torono
decided to take him off work today,
I don't know why.
SANIA
(on phone)
Torono and Sean..? What do they
have in common..?
While Torono exits the restaurant he passes by a familiar
wall. This time the wall is empty and he sees the outlies of
a cane, a MISSING cane. Torono nods his head. Jay is sitting
at the corner of the restaurant covered up with a blanket.
He notices Sean getting in Torono's car. Jay unexpectedly
takes out a new phone and dials a number when they leave the
restaurant.
CUT TO:
EXT. FORREST - DAY
Silence fills the voids between the shaking trees.
TORONO
Show me how you hold a gun.
Torono hands him a desert eagle. Sean with absolutely no
hesitation and no shaking shows him how he handles the gun.
He empties the clip, loads it with bullets.
TORONO
And now for the FUN part.
SEAN
I got that covered.
HOLD FAST 53.
TORONO
(confused)
What..?
SEAN
You see these chess pieces over
there..?
TORONO
Yes.
SEAN
Who do you think put them on the
ground.
TORONO
I'm curious to find out.
Sean arranges the figures.
SEAN
Okay just say which piece you want
me to hit.
Sean closes his eyes, he reaches in his one pocket and pulls
out a BUBBLE GUM.
TORONO
Bishop.
BANG. Torono looks surprised.
TORONO
Rook.
BANG. And again it goes down from the first shot.
TORONO
Knight, Queen.
BANG. BANG. Torono is absolutely in rapture.
Sean spits out the BUBBLE GUM ferociously from his mouth.
TORONO
Your father taught you well.
Sean nods his head
SEAN
Yes, he did.
TORONO
The job interview went well.
SEAN
(surprised)
Job interview..??
HOLD FAST 54.
TORONO
How would you like to work for me?
SEAN
Like what..?
TORONO
HITMAN.
Sean starts laughing. Torono looks him dead serious.
SEAN
I can't, no. No.
Sean receives a new message, his phone beeps.
TORONO
My driver and friend Scott was shot
by a couple of wannabees gangsters.
SEAN
So now you want me to retaliate?
That's why you brought me here to
see my shooting skills..??
TORONO
Kid, you bragged about them, as you
should. Look at you.
SEAN
I'm going to dec....
Torono interrupts him immediately.
TORONO
I can pay for your dad's surgery.
Sean stops and gets emotional.
SEAN
(curious)
Could you..?
TORONO
In fact, I already did.
The money is in your bank account,
I asked your boss to give it to me.
SEAN
How much..?
TORONO
More than enough, be sure.
So will you work for me..?
SEAN
(hesitating)
Yes...
HOLD FAST 55.
TORONO
(dead serious)
I didn't say the question right...
Will you SHOOT SOMEONE for me..?
SEAN
(scared)
YES.
TORONO
You will continue to go work at the
restaurant, but not as often so
that no one gets suspicious.
SEAN
(happy)
I'm just happy I can help my
father. Whatever it takes.
Working at that place would've
taken me 10 years of savings.
TORONO
Let's go, you have your driving
license don't you..?
SEAN
(excited)
Yes..!
TORONO
You ever drove one of those?
SEAN
Definitely not.
Torono throws him the keys.
TORONO
You're about to. You're my driver
from now on.
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Jack is playing around in the backyard with their new dog,
throwing sticks. The black jeep stops near the house and
Jack starts getting suspicious, but then he sees Sean in the
front seat.
JACK
Sean..??
SEAN
(happy)
Dad!
He hugs his father, and the dog starts to circle around
them.
HOLD FAST 56.
SEAN
I have great news.
JACK
I have great questions..?
The dog starts to bark.
SEAN
What..?
JACK
(curious)
What is that black tank you were
driving?
SEAN
It's my friend's car.
His name is Torono.
JACK
Some wealthy pals you have, son.
SEAN
I will be also working for him.
JACK
But you work at the restaurant..?
SEAN
(angry)
Dad, lighten up! I'm doing this for
you, to see you walk again. Have
you lost your faith?
JACK
No, it was just strange seeing you
in a car that big. It's like you
were a wise guy.
SEAN
(laughs)
We both know that's not true.
What names did you come up with for
our little friend..?
JACK
(tired)
Come in the house, we will decide.
Both of them start playing chess. Sean remembers that he got
a message on his phone and checks it out. It's from the
bank, five thousand dollars have been transferred to his
bank acount. His eyes widen, he can't believe it.
JACK
What's wrong..?
HOLD FAST 57.
SEAN
Dad. Dad.
JACK
What, Sean? Spill it out!
SEAN
It's time for your surgery.
Sean gives a strong hug to his father.
JACK
We don't have the money, you know
that.
SEAN
We do, dad.
He shows Jack his bank message.
JACK
(inquisitive)
Where did that money come from..??
SEAN
From Torono, what does it matter..?
You will go to a private clinic and
have the surgery..!
JACK
Son, you don't give someone five
thousand dollars, yet alone a kid!
For christ sake, what does he want
from you..??
SEAN
To be his driver..! I talked to him
about your problem, he is reaching
out trying to help, whats the
problem..?
Jack stares at the wall thoughtfully.
JACK
I dont know what to say...
SEAN
Don't say anything, just agree to
use the money. I wanna see you walk
again dad, so I can't take no for
an answer.
Jack's eyes tear up.
JACK
(emotional)
Okay, Sean. God. It's been such a
long time, I can't even imagine it.
HOLD FAST 58.
Jack smiles widely as he is picturing himself running with
Sean and their new dog.
SEAN
Tomorrow we will see the private
doctor, see what he will tell us.
CUT TO:
INT. TORONO'S HOME - NIGHT
Instead of wallpapers, elegant paintings decorate the walls.
A stylish vase sits on top of a grand piano.
AMELIA
(surprised)
He agreed..?
TORONO
Yes, I gave him good motivation, no
reason he would not.
AMELIA
He did it for his father.
TORONO
It's true, but not every kid will
agree to shoot at someone.
AMELIA
What if he froze..?
TORONO
No way, he was confident when he
held a gun, like when he served us
that large dish, it looked like he
was at peace almost.
AMELIA
I guess his father did taught him
well.
TORONO
It was almost scary, but I think I
know who he will shoot at.
AMELIA
(surprised)
Who..? How..?
TORONO
You remember the night we met Sean?
AMELIA
Yes, at Jenero's he server our
table.
HOLD FAST 59.
TORONO
On our way out I noticed a big
shiny cane sitting on the wall...
AMELIA
(shocked)
NO..! He is our friend. Don't even
think about it.
TORONO
I already did baby. After the
shootout I went to pick up Sean
from the restaurant.
AMELIA
And..?
TORONO
The big shiny cane on the wall was
missing.
AMELIA
I don't believe it.
TORONO
When you have to pay me money,
you're not exactly my friend baby.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - NIGHT
The grown-up family is sitting cozy on the sofa, laughing,
while snow rains outside.
SEAN
(happy)
So it's official..?
JACK
Yup.
SEAN
Welcome home, SHADOW!
JACK
We couldn't come up with a more
better and accurate name.
SEAN
Yeah, he is literally behind us
like a shadow.
Sean takes a look through the window.
SEAN
I will go for a walk with Shadow
and check Jay, see if he is
handling the snow.
HOLD FAST 60.
JACK
(worried)
Be careful and don't be late..!
SEAN
Come on, boy!
Here Shadow !!
Shadow is waving his tail, jumping and barking.
CUT TO:
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Jay is standing, shivering with a blanket over his shoulder,
his teeth clattering a little bit. He gets happy seeing
Sean.
SEAN
What's the matter you can't handle
the cold?
JAY
What is that little dog??
SEAN
We rescued it today, meet Shadow.
JAY
Shadow! Come here, come here, boy.
Shadow goes to Jay sniffs him, and immediately starts
barking at him, and goes back to Sean.
SEAN
Shadow, behave! It's my friend.
JAY
No worries, I probably smell like
10 sorts of food.
SEAN
No. Not all, actually, you smell
like a branded perfume.
JAY
It may be from Tod and Joan they
were here a couple of minutes ago.
SEAN
Were they angry?
JAY
Yeah but now they can't be mad at
you.
SEAN
What do you mean..?
HOLD FAST 61.
JAY
Well, you have a new friend now.
Torono right..?
SEAN
You can put it that way.
JAY
(impertinent)
How did you get so close to him..?
SEAN
I catered his table once and we
played chess.
JAY
Chess? Is he good..?
Jay's eyes are shining.
SEAN
Yes, he is, why do you ask about
him?
JAY
Because he is mafia connected, owns
the major restaurants including
Jenero's.
SEAN
So that's why they can't get mad at
me.
JAY
It looks like you have more than a
job, Sean..
SEAN
What do I got ..?
JAY
Respect. They know you work with
him, you are his driver and his
friend people won't mess with you.
Sean makes a thoughtful face.
Tod and Joan come through the back door laughing, but as
soon as they see Sean their faces turn pale.
JOAN
(respectfully)
Hello, Sean.
Sean is shocked.
TOD
(respectfully)
Hi..!
HOLD FAST 62.
Sean does not know how to react.
SEAN
(confused)
Hello to you too.
Jay turns and his back.
JAY
You see... I told you.
TOD
Look we are sorry about the other
day.
JOAN
Yeah and today... We were really
sick.
SEAN
Don't even mention it.
Sean turns his back, heads home with a big smile on his face
knowing that no one will mess with him again.
CUT TO:
INT. BROTHERS HOUSE - NIGHT
Weed smoke can be seen in the air. Rock music fills the
large pitted walls with no furniture, making the place look
desolate. A small sofa sits in the middle of a big room.
OLIVER
(nervous)
FUCK! My cane...
WILLIAM
If he notices... if he even gets a
little suspicious...
OLIVER
I know, I know.
WILLIAM
So when should we tell Jenero this
fucked up situation..?
Oliver starts to chew his nails.
OLIVER
Tomorrow. After we buy some fake
shiny cane for him.
WILLIAM
He has to put it on his wall
immediately.
HOLD FAST 63.
OLIVER
Yeah let's just hope Torono hasn't
stepped in the restaurant yet.
William lights up a cigarette his hands are shaking.
WILLIAM
Let's not go there...
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S HOUSE - DAY
Sonia is sleeping deeply, while Jenero stares at the
ceiling, his pillow drenched in sweat, rubbing his forehead,
realizing the shit he is in. Sania opens her eyes slowly.
SANIA
What's wrong baby..?
JENERO
Huh..?
SANIA
(scared)
Look at your pillow, it's wet.
JENERO
It was hot this night, thats all.
SANIA
You can tell me. I'm your wife, I'm
not stupid.
JENERO
(serious)
Everything is OK!
Jenero gets up from the bed and goes to the living room. He
calls the brothers.
JENERO
(on phone)
Meet at the restaurant after one
hour.
WILLIAM
(on phone)
About th...
Jenero hangs up the phone.
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Sean is making breakfast for his dad, Shadow is playing in
the kitchen, looking innocent to grab a bite if he could.
HOLD FAST 64.
SEAN
Those tricks won't work, buddy!
You had your breakfast.
Jack enters the kitchen.
JACK
Look who is here.
SEAN
He is not here, he is always
running, dad.
JACK
No, I mean look who came.
The police officer who arranged the saving of the dog parks
his car in the street.
JACK
Let's go say hi.
SEAN
Remember we have to stop by the
private clinic.
JACK
I know son, I'm excited.
Sean, Jack, and Shadow welcome the officer.
POLICE OFFICER
Look who is all grown-up!
Shadow is playing around him, barking, wiggling his tail at
him.
POLICE OFFICER
Such a beautiful dog.
SEAN
And insolent.
JACK
Always hungry, officer, always.
POLICE OFFICER
Like any other dog.
JACK
I'm glad you decided to come and
say Hi.
POLICE OFFICER
Well, I was in the neighborhood,
thought I swing by, see how are you
doing.
HOLD FAST 65.
As they are talking, Torono stops his jeep and honks the
horn.
POLICE OFFICER
(shocked)
The fuck..? What is Torono doing
here?
Jack makes a frustrated face.
SEAN
It's for me officer.
JACK
Sean is his driver...
Police officer makes a shocking face.
POLICE OFFICER
Well, that's strange.
Sean goes into the house to get his stuff.
POLICE OFFICER
Any idea what happened to his last
driver..?
JACK
Nope, I found out yesterday that my
son works for him.
SEAN
Goodbye, y'all! Bye Shadow!
Sean cuddles his dog and waves to the police officer.
POLICE OFFICER
You know your son is not in good
company right..?
JACK
Is he that bad..?
POLICE OFFICER
He is a hoodlum. Owns everything, I
just can't understand what does
your son has in common with him.
INT. TORONO'S JEEP - DAY
Sean is driving. He stops at a red light, his colleagues
from university cross the walkway, seeing their friend in a
brand new car.
SEAN
I have to be back in a few hours,
my dad will finally get to see a
private doctor. Look what I have in
the bag.
HOLD FAST 66.
Torono unzips the bag and sees a gun.
TORONO
(angry)
Why do you carry a gun in my car..?
What if the police stop us..??
Sean makes an apologetic face.
TORONO
Rookie mistakes.
SEAN
I'm sorry, Torono, I didn't think
of that.
TORONO
Nevermind, drive to Jenero's
restaurant, which doctor will your
dad visit..?
Sean parks the car near the restaurant, as he prepares to
step out, Torono stops him.
SEAN
We don't know his name yet.
TORONO
Wait. Look carefully.
The brothers can be seen entering the restaurant. Oliver is
walking with a shiny gold cane.
TORONO
(suspicious)
Do you recognize this cane..?
SEAN
Yes, Jenero has the same one in the
restaurant, always brags about how
expensive it is.
TORONO
I see, but yesterday the cane was
missing.
SEAN
Impossible, he would have to give
it to someone.
TORONO
You're not listening, the same cane
was forgotten at the shootout
scene.
Sean turns his head towards Torono.
HOLD FAST 67.
TORONO
Stay here and you will see who you
have to shoot.
As Torono says that Sean's face turns green.
SEAN
Fuck, I'm gonna puke!
Sean steps out quickly out the jeep and pukes.
SEAN
Damn...
Sean starts to breathe heavily.
TORONO
You are okay, kid..?
In the alley of the restaurant Jay spots Sean panting and
puking, he gets out his brand new phone once again.
SEAN
Give me a few minutes, damn.
Sean leans over the jeep.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
Jenero is sitting at a guest table, smoking a cigar, his
feet trembling. The brothers walk in.
WILLIAM
We only managed to hit his driver,
Scott.
JENERO
(pissed)
And now he hired my waiter as his
driver.
OLIVER
Sorry, Jenero.
Oliver hands over his cane to Jenero.
JENERO
Why are you giving it back..?
WILLIAM
(worried)
Did Torono stop by here in the last
day..??
JENERO
(curious)
Why..? He came in the same day!!
HOLD FAST 68.
The brothers look at each other.
JENERO
WHY..!?
OLIVER
He started shooting at us,we ran
out of bullets and got away.
WILLIAM
But we forgot the shiny cane. We
think he may have found it.
Jenero grabs his head.
OLIVER
Is there any chance he has noticed
the gold cane up on the wall?
JENERO
(angry)
I sure hope he didn't...
WILLIAM
What if HE did..?
JENERO
I'm fucked, you're FUCKED.
Oliver hands a gun to Jenero under the table.
OLIVER
Take it, it's loaded.
WILLIAM
Let's hope you wouldn't have to use
it.
JENERO
What if he recognizes you? Your
limping..??
OLIVER
He won't. We dressed up like old
guys, all old guys limp.
WILLIAM
We told you, let it go.
JENERO
No, you fucked this up, we are all
in deep shit because of you. FUCK.
Sania enters the restaurant, she sees the three men arguing
and yelling.
HOLD FAST 69.
JENERO
(dissapointed)
Come on go now.
The brothers nod their heads and leave without saying
goodbye.
SANIA
Who are these guys..?
JENERO
Friends.
SANIA
(worried)
Friends like Torono?
Are we in danger?
JENERO
No, relax. Just call Tod to tell
him he has to come.
SANIA
He isn't supposed to work today?
JENERO
Sean is his driver now and someone
has to cover up for him.
SANIA
(angry)
Why do you put up with Torono's
bullshit!?
JENERO
Baby...
Sania turns her back and goes to his office. Jenero stares
at the cane thoughtfully and puts it back where it was.
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
The two brothers leave the restaurant without the cane,
they're walking cautiously looking over their shoulder.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. TORONO'S JEEP - DAY
Torono stares aggressively at the entrance, he catches the
brothers leaving without the cane.
SEAN
No cane..
Sean nods his head.
HOLD FAST 70.
TORONO
(disappointed)
This is your first target.
He points to the brothers who are crossing the street.
SEAN
I need a gum.
TORONO
But you got a gun...?
SEAN
No, no. I need a piece of gum.
TORONO
(agaze)
What?
SEAN
Bubble gum. It calms me down.
Sean starts the jeep and goes to the store for some bubble
gum.
SEAN
(worried)
So do we have a plan? How will we
do it?
TORONO
(laughs)
How will YOU do it?
SEAN
I have seen them before in the
restaurant...
TORONO
Too many witnesses.
SEAN
Not in the toilet.
TORONO
(amazed)
Look at you, I'll think about it,
but they have to go.
Sean makes hard swallowing.
SEAN
YES.
Torono taps Sean on the shoulder.
TORONO
Let's go, Scott is waiting for us
at the hospital.
HOLD FAST 71.
As they go Jay can be seen in the back of the street getting
into a tinted car.
CUT TO:
INT. CITY HOSPITAL - DAY
Silent and peaceful. Doctors are holding their coffee cups
talking to each other with smiles on their faces, the smell
of coffee occupies the hallways. Torono and Sean enter
Scott's recovery room.
TORONO
How are holding up?
SEAN
Hello, champ.
SCOTT
(happy)
So nice to see you, guys! I'm doing
alright.
TORONO
As long as you're smiling, you are
okay, kid.
SCOTT
Yeah, doctors are giving me one
week until I make full recovery.
TORONO
Too bad you will miss it.
SCOTT
(curious)
Miss what...?
TORONO
I found out who shot at us.
The brothers.
SCOTT
(shocked)
They are back from war...?
But what do they have against you,
boss..?
SEAN
They don't, my boss Jenero has
somethings against him.
SCOTT
So he hired them, sneaky son of a
bitch.
TORONO
I don't know what we're gonna do
with him.
HOLD FAST 72.
SCOTT
It's obvious...?
TORONO
It's not that simple, believe me, I
want to punish him hard, but he has
family, kids...
Scott shakes his head.
SCOTT
What about you? You got family. You
will have kids soon. Why hasn't he
thought of that?
Torono's face turns PALE.
TORONO
(shocked)
WHAT...?
SCOTT
Huh?
TORONO
What did you just say?
SCOTT
Holy shit, fuck.
Amelia didn't tell you..?
TORONO
No...
SCOTT
Before we came to pick you up, we
were at the hospital, she is
pregnant. You will have a family
now, boss.
Torono gets a little dizzy and sits in a chair.
SEAN
I will go get some water.
TORONO
I can't believe this.
SCOTT
Those motherfuckers shot at me and
at your pregnant girlfriend. I
think it's a good idea that you
didn't know back then..
TORONO
I do now. What do I do Scott?
Do I really need a war right now,
gunshots, blood.
HOLD FAST 73.
SCOTT
I don't know boss, it's up to you.
Torono shakes his head.
TORONO
No. She is too important to me. I
can't fool around.
Sean enters the room and hands Torono a glass of water.
SEAN
Here you go.
TORONO
(decisive)
We won't retaliate.
SEAN
I was kinda hoping we would.
TORONO
No, kid. I don't want war, or
violence. For christ's sake I'm
gonna be a father, my wife is
pregnant. I don't need this shit.
Sean and Scott look at each other.
SEAN
Whatever you say.
SCOTT
Hey boss, sorry for telling you
like that, I thought you knew.
TORONO
No worries Scott, you heal up, we
will go. Me and my wife have a lot
to talk about.
SCOTT
Hey! Thanks for stopping by!
SEAN
No worries, rest up.
Sean and Torono exit the hospital.
INT. TORONO'S JEEP - DAY
The setting is more mellow now. Torono is driving, he is
staring through the window. Sean is chewing a piece of gum.
SEAN
Congratulations...!
Torono smiles wide.
HOLD FAST 74.
TORONO
(smiling)
Thank you!!
Torono phone rings.
TORONO
(on phone)
Yes?
AMELIA
(on phone)
Baby, we have to talk.
TORONO
(on phone)
You have no idea.
AMELIA
(on phone)
What?
TORONO
(on phone)
Where are you?
AMELIA
(on phone)
At the pharmacy.
TORONO
(on phone)
I'm coming..
Torono hangs up the phone.
TORONO
I'll drop you off at your place the
private clinic isn't that far.
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOME - DAY
Sun is shining, Jack is throwing sticks and Shadow is
fetching them. Suddenly two police cars pull up the alley.
Jack gets stressed.
JACK
Good evening, officers.
How can I help you..?
Shadow starts barking at them.
POLICE OFFICER 1
Sorry about this, Jack, but we have
a search warrant.
HOLD FAST 75.
JACK
Search warrant? What for...?
POLICE OFFICER 1
Come on now, you saw your son is
close with Torono, we think he uses
him, and forces him to hide
something.
JACK
(angry)
That's nonsense...!
POLICE OFFICER 2
We have to be sure.
JACK
Okay, come in.
You won't find anything, though.
The police officers enter Sean's house, with Shadow barking
at them. Torono stops the jeep outside behind the police
car. Sean gets out of the car.
TORONO
Hide the gun here in the bushes.
Sean throws his piece in the bushes.
POLICE OFFICER 1
Would you mind opening the garage?
SEAN
Not a problem, but you have to
wait. We have an appointment in the
private clinic.
The police officers look at each other.
SEAN
Dad..? We're going to be late.
JACK
Sorry officers, would you mind
coming later in the evening..?
POLICE OFFICER 2
No, this will only take 5 minutes,
the doctor can wait.
Jack strolls over the garage and opens it up for them. They
go in and start to search for suspicious items.
POLICE OFFICER 2
What's that safe?
JACK
I was in the army.
HOLD FAST 76.
The police officers look at the medals and badges of honor.
JACK
Let me open it.
Jack goes to the safe, enters the code, and strolls away.
The police officer takes a glimpse.
POLICE OFFICER 1
Not a bad choice, one gun with the
firepower of three.
Jack eyes get wide, he goes over to check what's in the
safe. There is only ONE gun.
JACK
(V.O.)
Sean, what have you done.
Jack gets disappointed in a heartbeat.
POLICE OFFICER 1
What's with the sad face..? We
won't and we can't do anything for
that gun, after all, you served in
the military.
POLICE OFFICER 2
Yes, it's even strange that you
have only one.
JACK
Well, I don't like to shoot
anymore, that part of my life is
behind me, as you can see.
He points out to them the wheelchair.
POLICE OFFICER 1
We're sorry about that.
POLICE OFFICER 2
Let's go in the house, there is
nothing here.
The police officers go into the house but don't find
anything suspicious, while Jack is sweating thinking why did
Sean snatch his gun.
SEAN
Is that all officers? We have to
go.
POLICE OFFICER 1
Give me your bag.
Jack gets worried. The police officer unzips the backpack
but there is nothing there except books and notebooks.
HOLD FAST 77.
POLICE OFFICER 1
You're good to go.
SEAN
Let's go, dad.
JACK
(angry)
We're going.
POLICE OFFICER 1
Thanks for your cooperation.
POLICE OFFICER 2
We will keep in touch.
SEAN
I made a quick call to the clinic,
told them we will be a couple
minutes late.
JACK
That's not the only thing you've
done.
SEAN
Excuse me?
JACK
My gun where is it?
SEAN
I don't know, you probably hid it
somewhere without remembering.
JACK
(insisting)
Only you know about these guns.
SEAN
(angry)
Dad, they are in a safe, stop
accusing me. We will find it when
we get back.
INT. PRIVATE CITY HOSPITAL
Everything is sparkling, the tiles are so clean they act as
mirror. The wheelchair strolls over them, Sean pushing
slowly his father to the reception.
RECEPTION HOST
(smiling)
Good day how may we help you..?
SEAN
I called about 20 minutes ago, my
father is the one for the leg
surgery.
HOLD FAST 78.
RECEPTION HOST
Wait here, the surgeon will be
right with you.
JACK
Look at this place, it's like a
castle for medics.
SEAN
(laughing)
But in this castle everyone is
rich, I am sure of that.
A young man with broad shoulders filling up the scrub can be
seen walking towards them.
SURGEON
Good day, gentlemen. Come to my
office.
INT. SURGEON'S OFFICE - DAY
Clean medical cabinet, everything is tidy.
SURGEON
How long have you been in a
wheelchair..?
JACK
For 8 years now. The accident
happened at the job.
SURGEON
What were you working on?
JACK
I was in the army.
SURGEON
Well thank you for your service,
now I will do my best service for
you.
He smiles at Jack.
SURGEON
Let's take a few photos and
continue from there.
SEAN
But he will be able to walk
right..?
SURGEON
I will answer this question in a
few minutes.
Sean crosses his fingers. Jack goes with the surgeon to make
the photos.
HOLD FAST 79.
SURGEON
Surgery can be made yes.
Jack's eyes get teary. Sean squeezes him by the shoulders.
SURGEON
There is 85 percent that you will
be able to walk again sir, since
you have been immobile for 8 years
there is still damage, but not that
big.
JACK
(exhales happily)
You have no idea what these words
mean to me, doc.
The surgeon smiles at him.
SEAN
How much will it cost..?
SURGEON
The general cost is 4,500 thousand
dollars.
SEAN
You accept card payment, right..?
SURGEON
Yes, before the procedure is done.
SEAN
Thank you for giving us hope..!
Jack starts crying in his wheelchair.
SURGEON
It's okay, it's a normal reaction.
People take everyday things for
granted like walking, or running. I
know that If I do my job right, you
will appreciate it.
JACK
Yes, yes I would.
SURGEON
I'll call you in the next few days
to schedule the surgery, is that
okay..?
SEAN
Yes, whenever you are ready.
JACK
The sooner, the better.
They start laughing.
HOLD FAST 80.
SURGEON
Goodbye, gentlemen..!
EXT. PRIVATE CLINIC - DAY
Sun is shining, Jack and Sean happily exit the clinic as if
the surgery is done, smiling and laughing.
JACK
I won't be able to sleep.
SEAN
You have a good reason not to.
JACK
About the gun, I didn't mean to
accuse you, it's just...
SEAN
I know dad, we will find it later,
I will drop you off at the house
and head to the university.
Jack and Sean are the only pedestrians on the street, they
stop at a red traffic light. The light turns green, Sean
pushes his father on the walkway, he steps on it too and
some red sports car hits the brakes, stopping a meter from
them. Sean stares at him aggressively. The driver puts his
head out the window and yells.
DRIVER
What..? You want to be in a
wheelchair too..??
JACK
Punk kid, leave him, Sean. Nothing
happened.
SEAN
(V.O.)
For now.
Sean memorizes his plate number. The red car drifts away
from them, throwing a cigarette at Sean.
JACK
Don't pay attention to these fools,
you have to be blind for them.
SEAN
(smiling V.O.)
I am, for now.
EXT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Sean is visually pissed from this event. He leaves his
father at the house, pets Shadow and leaves.
HOLD FAST 81.
SEAN
(on phone)
I need to see you.
TORONO
(on phone)
It's not just you, I haven't seen
Amelia still.
SEAN
(on phone)
She would be very happy, I suppose.
TORONO
(on phone)
You're on my way, I will pick you
up in about 5 minutes.
SEAN
(on phone)
Thanks.
He goes to the bushes and grabs his gun and silencer, but
Jack can be seen watching him through the window.
INT. TORONO'S JEEP - DAY
Anxiety can be felt in the car. Sean gets in with a pissed
off attitude.
TORONO
What's with the angry face?
SEAN
Some punk nearly ran through us at
the walkway.
TORONO
Was it your fault..?
SEAN
No, we were off the sidewalk when
he hit the brakes. I got his plate
number.
Sean turns his head to Torono.
TORONO
I'll see what I can do.
SEAN
He threw his cigarette at me.
Torono nods his head.
TORONO
He will pay, but you have to wait.
I'll be a father, remember..?
HOLD FAST 82.
SEAN
(sighs)
Yes.
TORONO
I always searched for a reason to
take a break from this life, maybe
this is the best reason for me so
far.
Sean is staring through the window, watching the city
streets, people walking, cars drive by.
CUT TO:
EXT. PHARMACY - DAY
Amelia is waiting at the pharmacy, the make-up she has got
on is her wide smile and charming aura of the soon-to-be a
mother. Sean stops the jeep, Torono gets out immediately and
hugs her emotionally. They have their hands wrapped around
one another for a couple of minutes, meanwhile Sean is
staring.
SEAN
(V.O.)
A gangster is going to be a father.
He is really loving and living his
life. Why am I envying him? Is it
because he is respected?
His eyes tear up as he watches them hug, remembering his
memories with Emily and the way she cheated on him with
Lucas. He grabs the staring wheel firmly.
SEAN
(V.O.)
That's it no more mister nice guy.
AMELIA
Sorry, I didn't tell you, babe, I
wanted to be sure.
Torono kisses her forehead.
TORONO
Shh babe. It's alright.
AMELIA
I was gonna tell you, but the
incident with Scott happened.
TORONO
It doesn't matter. What matters is
that you're going to be the mother
of my child. I will protect you.
They hug again. Torono goes up to Sean.
HOLD FAST 83.
TORONO
Don't do anything risky now.
Sorry for getting the fly in your
head, but...
SEAN
It's still there.
TORONO
What...?
SEAN
Im still ready for the job.
TORONO
(angry)
No! For Christ sake my wife is
pregnant! Do you think I need
shootouts, bodies, and the cops
sniffing at me right now?
Sean makes an angry face. His face looks different, his eyes
have turned ferocious.
TORONO
Don't do anything stupid. Go to
school.
Sean gets of the car and goes over to Amelia, hugging and
congratulating her for the upcoming baby. Sean is standing
on the street with a gun in his waist, a muffler in his
pocket and a clenched up fist, he sees a barbershop across
the street.
SEAN
(V.O.)
Time for a change.
INT. BARBERSHOP - DAY
Customers are waiting in line, they see Sean entering the
barbershop and salute him right away after they witnessed
how close he is to Torono. A customer gets of the barber
chair.
NEXT CUSTOMER
Here take my turn.
He smiles in awe. Sean is grinning and liking the power he
has over others.
SEAN
Thanks.
BARBER
What's it going to be for you, sir?
HOLD FAST 84.
SEAN
We take the beard and the hair out.
I want them all gone. Shaved.
BARBER
Okay, sir. Whatever you wish.
Sean takes a good look in the mirror.
SEAN
(V.O.)
You are the past.
Sean closes his eyes as the barber starts cutting his hair
and beard away. A few moments pass Sean opens his eyes. He
sees a new man in the mirror. More aggressive, more
masculine, he smiles satisfied.
SEAN
How much?
BARBER
No charge, it's on the house.
Sean is not surprised by this statement.
SEAN
Thanks my man.
EXT. BARBERSHOP - DAY
He comes out of the barbershop in slow-motion, head high,
more confident than ever. As he walks to the University,
Sean sees a familiar face.
SEAN
(screaming)
Hey!
The only person in the street turns to him.
SEAN
(happy)
It's you.
Sean nods his head.
CONFUSED PERSON
Excuse me?
SEAN
Remember me?
Sean stares at him aggressively
CONFUSED PERSON
No.
HOLD FAST 85.
SEAN
I'm the ponytail guy, the waiter
you use to scream at.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
(apologetic)
Sorry, I didn't mean to.
Sean lifts his t-shirt so that the person can see he is
carrying a gun.
SEAN
Sorry, my ass. No ponytails now,
BITCH.
Sean hits him with a punch, the guy falls to the ground.
SEAN
Come here, ponytail. You ain't so
tough outside of the restaurant.
He lifts him holding him by the hair.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
Forgive me, please.
Sean bashes his head in the garbage.
SEAN
You felt powerful that night,
didn't you??
Continues to bash his head. Sean stops and drags him to a
more desolate area.
ANGRY CUSTOMER
Please stop. I apologize, please!
SEAN
Pull out your tongue. Do it, now! I
saw that you like to talk.
Sean reaches in his pocket and picks up a piece of BUBBLE
GUM. The angry customer rolls out his tongue as he is
shaking to death. Sean puts the barrel of the gun underneath
his tongue.
SEAN
You ain't talking now, huh?
He stares at him dead in the eyes. BANG! Bullet goes
straight through his tongue.
SEAN
Did I leave you speechless..?
The angry customer yells and screams from pain.
HOLD FAST 86.
SEAN
Come again to our restaurant, sir.
The best service for you, now run
ponytail, run!
He points the gun at him as he starts running and screaming
for help.
CUT TO:
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - DAY
Everything is quiet. Jay is eating sardines from a can. He
sees a familiar face.
JAY
(surprised)
Sean, Is that you...?
SEAN
Still me, pal.
He smiles at Jay.
JAY
What. Where did the beard and hair
go?
SEAN
Decided it's time for a change.
How are you holding up?
JAY
As long as I got these tasty
sardines everything is good, thank
God.
Sean takes a glimpse at Jay's shoes, which are again covered
up with bags that are a little transparent, he sees a
familiar BRAND NEW shoes, but he can't seem to remember
where he has seen them.
SEAN
(curious)
What's with the bags on your feet
again?
JAY
The places I go to get food or
shelter are very dirty and wet. I
can't risk getting my feet wet.
Sean stares at him sympathetically.
SEAN
(politely)
Speaking of, there have these I
won't be around so much now.
HOLD FAST 87.
He hands Jay a one-hundred-dollar-bill.
JAY
(inquisitive)
Your new boss is paying you well?
Sean looks at him strangely.
SEAN
I don't complain, he is treating me
with respect, not like Jenero.
JAY
Now Jenero will also treat you that
way, he wouldn't disrespect you.
SEAN
(motivated)
He better not.
Sean points to his waist, showing Jay his gun. He sees a new
kid, different eyes, something has changed.
JAY
(shocked)
What's that? Do you even know how
to use it?
SEAN
(laughing)
Better than you think. Gotta go
now.
Sean leaves Jay speechless walking off in a cocky way.
CUT TO:
INT. UNIVERSITY - DAY
The hallways are empty, all classes have started. Sean
enters the University calmly with no pressure, the doorman
taking off his glasses, left speechless with Sean's new
appearance. Sean goes to class. All of his colleagues stare
at his new transformation.
TEACHER
And hello to you to Mr..?
SEAN
Sean.
TEACHER
Have a seat, Sean, and please don't
be late next time.
Sean nods, he approaches Lucas who is also shocked by his
new appearance.
HOLD FAST 88.
LUCAS
(quietly)
Nice haircut.
SEAN
(quietly)
Want to see something else that's
also nice..?
Sean pulls up his shirt slightly so that Lucas can see the
gun in his waist. Lucas is frightened.
SEAN
Shhh. Me and you, we are gonna talk
after hours.
Lucas takes a gulp.
LUCAS
Hey man, look if this is about...
Sean still high from the adrenaline earlier, interrupts him,
knowing the power he has over him now.
SEAN
(serious)
I said after hours.
The class continues Lucas is sweating like hell, his feet
are shaking, his ballpoint clicking all the time. Sean can
be seen in front of him, relaxed, gun transparent through
his T-shirt. The class comes to an end. Sean can be seen
coming to his senses, his eyes and look start to normalize,
he puts his hand on his forehead.
SEAN
(V.O.)
What am I thinking?
Sean shakes his head. The ring bells, everyone gets up.
Lucas is standing still on his desk, not knowing what to do,
when Sean just passes by, without even acknowledging him.
Lucas exhales deeply, while Sean goes to the bathroom, but
Emily sees him and comes up with a way to annoy him.
INT. UNIVERSITY RESTROOM - DAY
Sean walks past by walls in graffiti tags, stepping
remorsefully over the dirty tiles, he takes a look in the
broken mirror.
SEAN
(V.O.)
Chill the fuck down.
Sean stares at himself in the mirror, breathing heavily.
HOLD FAST 89.
SEAN
(V.O.)
No more nonsense.
Sean grips the sink hard. He splashes his face and eyes.
INT. UNIVERSITY HALLWAY - DAY
College students walking by, hurrying not paying attention
to each other. Everyone has its own mission and doesn't
notice the other. Lucas exits the classroom relaxed and
happy thinking he got away with Sean's anger. Emily is
staring at him mischievously, he comes up to her, she grabs
him instantly.
EMILY
(aroused)
Baby, let's go to the toilet.
Emily grabs him by the crotch and guides him intentionally
to the restroom where Sean is located, in an attempt to make
him jealous and sad, she doesn't believe the hype behind him
and Torono, unlike Lucas who doesn't know that Sean is in
the restroom coming to his senses when.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. UNIVERSITY RESTROOM - DAY
SLAM! The door opens, Emily and Lucas come in grabbing each
other, passionately kissing, Lucas lifting her, putting
Emily to the wall, noticing someone is in the restroom, he
turns back slowly.
LUCAS
(scared to death)
What? Sorry, Sean, we didn't know
you are here.
EMILY
(annoyed)
Yes, we knew! Cut it out you
chicken, what if he is here?
What can he do, look at him, a bald
head scares you.?
Sean smiles and nods at them and walks out of the bathroom.
LUCAS
(angry)
What the fuck was that babe? Are
you trying to get us in trouble?
EMILY
Chill out will ya! There is nothing
he can do, I know him!
Emily pushes him over the toilet seat, getting down on her
knees.
HOLD FAST 90.
LUCAS
(moans)
Oh! Mmm-hmm.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. UNIVERSITY HALLWAY - DAY
Sean walks slowly, reaches down in his pocket, and finds two
pieces of BUBBLE GUMS, he stares at them in his hands, puts
them back in his pocket, turns back to the restroom.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. UNIVERSITY RESTROOM - DAY
Sean opens the door. Emily and Lucas hear that someone is in
the restroom, but Emily smiles mischievously at Lucas and
continues to satisfy him. Sean lacks emotion as he stares at
the toilet door where they're at. Gagging and sucking sound
echoes the whole room. Sean grins, reaching down his pocket
taking two BUBBLE GUMS, slowly putting them in his mouth, he
chews and makes two balloons pop. Emily and Lucas hear a
chewing and popping sound but they don't pay any attention.
Sean reaches down his other pocket pulling out the muffler,
as Emily and Lucas hear the silencer is being attached to
the gun.
LUCAS
(scared)
What was that?
Sean locks the bathroom. BAM! Door kick. Emily turns her
head around and BANG. Headshot. Lucas is appalled, just as
he starts to scream, BANG. Headshot. He closes and locks the
door with a broomstick exiting the toilet from the windows,
leaving Emily on her knees laying over his groin. Sean is
walking away with confidence, feeling a certain high which
he has never felt, after taking the lives of the people who
have mocked him.
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Jack is caressing Shadow over the sofa. Sean enters the
house with his new look, Jack gets even more angry at him.
JACK
(screaming)
Why did you take the gun?!
Shadow gets off the couch and runs to hide in the other room
as he hears the screams. Sean is trying to act surprised.
SEAN
(amazed)
What are you talking about? I told
you the gun is somewhere in here.
HOLD FAST 91.
JACK
(disappointed)
I saw you pick it up in the bushes.
SEAN
(guilty)
I was under a lot of pressure.
JACK
Pressure? What pressure could you
possibly have?
SEAN
School, work, and the bozo with the
red car. Those things get on my
nerves.
JACK
(more pissed of)
So what you decided to go shoot
around?! I told you we ONLY do this
stuff when we are TOGETHER.
Jack looks aggressively at Sean.
JACK
(threatening)
Don't you ever go behind my back
again!
SEAN
I won't dad, it was just a one time
thing, I promise.
Moments pass by before both of them realize something very
strange. Sean NO LONGER has a speech impediment, he no
longer stutters.
JACK
(happy)
Your voice.
SEAN
(shocked)
Dad..! I no longer stutter. WOW!
Oh my God.
Jack's eyes get teary, the anger seems to have vanished.
JACK
I'm happy for you but I need that
gun back.
Sean has a flashback to the shooting of Lucas and Emily,
thinking how high and free he felt after that, maybe that's
what forced his speech to go back to normal. He gives the
gun to his father.
HOLD FAST 92.
SEAN
(politely)
Sorry. It won't happen again. I
promise.
JACK
I know it won't happen, because I
will catch your ass and beat you.
SEAN
What..?
Jack smirks at Sean.
JACK
(happy)
The doctor called this afternoon.
The surgery is scheduled for
tomorrow at noon.
Sean smiles widely.
SEAN
It's a good day, today. No
stuttering and soon no wheelchair.
Now I can't stop talking. Holy
shit.
JACK
Maybe it's from your haircut, who
knows, I've waited long years to
see you without any beard.
SEAN
(laughs)
Maybe it's from that, I guess
you're right.
JACK
I was about to make dinner, but the
power went out.
SEAN
I will go to the restaurant, get
some food. I think Shadow will be
happy taking a night walk.
Shadow is wiggling his tail, barking, knowing that he is
about to go outside. Amidst this family hassle, Jack forgot
to take Sean's gun.
SEAN
We won't take long.
Sean pulls out his cellphone.
SEAN
(on phone)
Big bro..!
HOLD FAST 93.
LOPEZ
(on phone)
What can we do for you, mister..?
SEAN
(on phone, laughing)
Make dinner for a hungry family,
will you? I will be there in a few
minutes.
LOPEZ
(on phone)
Give me 20 minutes.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
People chatting in the background. Tod and Joan are carrying
platter's making exhausting sounds. Jenero is staring
thoughtfully at the fake cane.
JENERO
(V.O.)
Discovered hundred years ago,
costing me two thousand dollars,
you were such a beauty. Nope, not
you, the original one. But you may
be the death for me. You will cost
me more, my life. I hope my friend
hasn't noticed you.
Sania comes down the stairs, puts her hand on his shoulder,
scaring him.
JENERO
(scared)
Oh!
SANIA
Why are you staring at that cane
again?
JENERO
I just...
Sania interrupts him.
SANIA
(worried)
We have to talk about something.
JENERO
(curious)
Can't it wait?
Sania grabs him by the hand and guides him to his office.
HOLD FAST 94.
INT. JENERO'S OFFICE - NIGHT
The lights are off dark and romantic setting. Scented
candles are all over the ground and the desk, Sania and
Jenero walks in. He is shocked.
JENERO
What happened to my office?
Jenero is distracted, thinking about the fake cane and the
shit he is in.
SANIA
I lied, we don't have to talk about
anything. But we have to do
something.
Sania locks the door, closes the blinds. She walks to the
desk and undresses herself.
SANIA
(naughty)
What will you do..?
Sania is wearing red g-strings and red brassiere.
SANIA
I'm having trouble getting these
off, will you help me..?
Jenero is not in the mood.
JENERO
(reluctant)
Sure baby.
He goes to his beautiful wife, starts undressing her,
kissing and caressing her, when his phone rings.
SANIA
(aroused)
Mmm.. don't you dare pick that
phone.
She grabs him by the crotch.
JENERO
Baby, only 1 minute, it's work
related, please.
SANIA
(annoyed)
Ughh...
Jenero sees that it's Torono.
JENERO
(worried)
FUCK! He knows. SHIT!
HOLD FAST 95.
Sania is puzzle-headed.
SANIA
Who is he? What does he know?
Jenero starts walking around the office.
JENERO
Should I ignore him, or take the
call..???
SANIA
WHO..??
JENERO
Torono, that's who!!
Jenero sits on the floor takes a deep breath and takes the
call.
JENERO
(on phone, frightened)
Hello.
TORONO
(on phone)
I want a big table, 20 people plus
for tomorrow night.
Jenero relaxes as the call is not for what he thought it
would be.
JENERO
(on phone)
Sure, yes. What's the occasion..?
TORONO
(on phone)
You will know by tomorrow. Goodbye.
Torono hangs up the phone. Jenero is looking happy and
surprised.
SANIA
(angry)
A phone call gets you happy and
smiling, but your naked wife
doesn't..?!
JENERO
No baby, you don't understand.
SANIA
Well explain to me, talk to me,
what does he KNOW..?
HOLD FAST 96.
JENERO
(breathes heavy)
It's business stuff. Don't get
upset or worried.
SANIA
I have seen you getting angry over
business stuff, this time you were
scared.
JENERO
No...
SANIA
Are we in trouble, I'm asking you
again..??
JENERO
I'm telling you again, NO!
Sania gets cold and starts to shiver.
JENERO
Get dressed baby now is not the
time or the place, you know that.
SANIA
(dissapointed)
I will stay here.
TORONO
Stay as long as you want, I will
make it up for you when we get back
home, now I will go check out how
the kids are doing.
SANIA
(annoyed)
At least they are doing it!
JENERO
What...??
SANIA
(angry)
I said at least they are doing it,
they are FUCKING, that's all they
do when they're in the house FUCK,
FUCK, and more FUCK. I keep hearing
them, they probably fuck here also.
JENERO
WOW! Keep calm, is this what this
is about..?
SANIA
I have needs and all your needs
revolve around this stinking
(MORE)
HOLD FAST 97.
SANIA (cont'd)
restaurant and your hoodlum
friends.
Jenero has had enough of his wife yelling at him. He gets
angry and slaps his wife.
JENERO
Shut up you blood-sucking, money
sucking vampire! SHUT UP..! This
restaurant and my hoodlum friends
pay for the palace you are sleeping
in, the expensive dresses you
wear..!!
Sania looks desperately to the ground, eyes teary, she lets
go and starts crying.
JENERO
Yeah, cry and whine.
Thats all you do.
Jenero puts on his coat and gets a cigar.
JENERO
I have work to do, I'll see you at
my house.
He slams the door, leaving his wife in his office
disappointed and crying. He exits the restaurant without
anyone noticing.
CUT TO:
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Garbage and cans litter the floor. Jay is shivering, sitting
on the floor with a blanket over him. He sees in the
distance a familiar dog approaching, a police car drives by
behind Jay.
JAY
(happy)
Shadow! Come here, boy!
Sean releases Shadow from his harness, but Shadow doesn't
approach him.
JAY
Oh again..?
SEAN
(laughs)
He is not so communicative.
JAY
What brings you here?
HOLD FAST 98.
SEAN
I came to pick up dinner for me and
my dad, probably for Shadow also
They laugh.
SEAN
Do you mind holding him, till I go
in..?
JAY
Sure.
Sean talks to Shadow.
SEAN
You'll be polite to my friend!
Jay sudennly realizes something.
JAY
How did you do that?
SEAN
Hm?
JAY
You don't stutter anymore.
SEAN
(smiles)
Must be the haircut.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
People laughing and eating, glasses clinking. Sean enters
and sees Tod.
SEAN
Is my order ready?
TOD
I will see you in a few minutes.
Sean decides to go and talk to Jenero. He takes the stairs
and goes up to Jenero's office, unknowing what awaits him
there. Tod spots him going up.
INT. JENERO'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Still dark, no lights on, fragrance candles still burning,
sweet aroma circles around the office. There is a knock on
the door. The door opens. Sania half-naked, just getting
dressed starring at the moon through the window.
SANIA
Why did you come back..?
Sean is stunned. It's his boss wife.
HOLD FAST 99.
SEAN
(politely)
Excuse me...
Sania turns around slowly.
SANIA
(embarrassed)
What are you doing here?
She is asking topless.
SEAN
(puzzle-headed)
Well, I...
Sania is looking for something to cover up herself.
SANIA
(shamefaced)
What..??
SEAN
Sorry, I wanted to talk to Jenero.
Sania exhales hard.
SANIA
Well, there's no point hiding
anything now.
SEAN
(solicit)
No, please cover up!
Sean turns his head away.
SANIA
Why? You already saw me.
Sania bites her lips.
SANIA
(seductive)
That haircut suits you.
SEAN
I will go.
SANIA
(decisive)
TURN.
Sean turns his head away slightly, as Sania is taking off
her g-string.
SANIA
You have powerful friends right,
Torono..?
HOLD FAST 100.
SEAN
(shocked)
What..? Yes..?
SANIA
My husband won't do anything to
you. He is scared of him.
Sean makes a mean face.
SEAN
He is scared of the wrong guy.
Sania makes a questionable face as she is naked. Sean has a
flashback to the University shooting.
SEAN
He should be scared of ME.
Sania makes a jaw-dropping face.
SANIA
But I'm not.
Sania gets on her knees and seductively crawls to Sean. She
looks up, gazing at his eyes. Sean no longer feels the ED
problems he use to suffer from.
SANIA
Show me how scary you can be. Fuck
me, Sean.
She grabs him by the crotch, as she stands up, she licks
slightly his crotch, a bare touch of her tongue, she starts
rubbing her ass against his body, teasing him.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT, KITCHEN - NIGHT
The cooks are strolling in the kitchen, chopping up
vegetables, laughing, and having a good time, Tod enters.
COOK 1
Look at this douche.
COOK 2
It's his father's fault that taught
him to be like that. Thanks to him
he gets away with everything.
COOK 1
Guess you are right, you can't
choose your parents.
TOD
Is Sean's delivery ready..?
Lopez comes out.
HOLD FAST 101.
LOPEZ
Right here, take it.
Tod takes the delivery and goes to the restaurant where it's
half empty now.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Half of the tables are empty, empty plates lay on top.
JOAN
Let's smoke.
TOD
I have to give this to Sean.
Joan makes a surprised face.
JOAN
Where is he..?
TOD
In my dad's office.
JOAN
Ugh, come on, leave the order in
the kitchen, I can't wait.
She winks at him.
TOD
You're gonna get me in trouble.
They pass by the kitchen, leave the order there and go
through the back door, outside.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. JENERO'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Sean and Sania sweating laying on the ground naked and
panting.
SANIA
Thank you.
SEAN
No, thank you.
They start laughing.
SEAN
This thing righ here, never leaves
the room, right?
SANIA
Of course, as long as it happens
again.
HOLD FAST 102.
Sean turns his head to hers and nods, he grabs one of
Jenero's cigars.
SANIA
Come on, get dressed before someone
notices.
Sean gets dressed and leaves the office. Leaving Sania
smiling. He strolls slowly through the restaurant seeing
there is no sight of Tod or Joan.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT, KITCHEN - NIGHT
Sean's order stays on top of the counter.
SEAN
Hi guys!
All the cooks wave, some of them holding knives and smiling.
LOPEZ
I hope you like it.
SEAN
Are you kidding me, everytime!
Don't act all modest.
They start laughing.
LOPEZ
Tod didn't give you the order, that
good for nothing brat.
COOK 1
Daddy's son.
Sean realizes it was good a good thing for him that he
didn't do it.
SEAN
No problem. He was probably too
busy.
Sean makes an attempt to defend him.
LOPEZ
Busy? Did you see the restaurant?
COOK 2
We had a lot of free time today.
Lopez makes a mean face at him.
COOK 2
Okay, okay I'm going.
SEAN
Anyway thanks, Lo!
HOLD FAST 103.
They fist bump and Sean exits the restaurant from the front
door in the exact same moment when Tod and Joan enter from
the back door.
CUT BACK TO:
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Jay trying to play with Shadow, but the dog doesn't pay
attention.
SEAN
Sorry, I took that long.
Shadow gets excited seeing him.
JAY
We had more time with Shadow to get
to know each other.
SEAN
(laughs)
And did it work..?
Jay shakes his head, they laugh. Sean takes his dog.
SEAN
Thanks for the favor.
JAY
(inquisitive)
How was school today..?
Sean gives him a surprised look, even angry a little bit.
SEAN
What..?
JAY
You know the test, you said you had
a test, how did it go?
SEAN
(exhales deeply)
It went well...
Sean reaches down in his bag and hands him over a box with
food.
SEAN
(smiling)
Treat yourself.
See you around.
JAY
Thanks, buddy!
As Sean is turning his back away he senses a brand new
perfume again coming from his friend.
HOLD FAST 104.
CUT TO:
INT. BROTHERS HOME - NIGHT
Cigarettes and beer bottles over the floor, everything is
messy. Oliver smokes a cigarette, while his brother William
cleans up the guns.
OLIVER
I think we got away with this one.
He blows thick smoke in the air.
WILLIAM
(happy)
We should celebrate.
Oliver raises his glass.
WILLIAM
No, not like that.
OLIVER
What..?
WILLIAM
Let's make it more civilized.
At our friend's restaurant.
OLIVER
Tomorrow night..?
William finishes cleaning the guns, he throws one piece to
Oliver.
WILLIAM
Tomorrow night it is!
OLIVER
(decisive)
And enough with this bullshit.
WILLIAM
I'm with you on this one brother.
OLIVER
Should we call him, let him know we
are coming?
WILLIAM
Nah, he wouldn't refuse a couple of
friends.
OLIVER
A couple of close friends!
Both of them raise a toast with whiskey.
CUT TO:
HOLD FAST 105.
EXT. THE SUBWAY - NIGHT
Sean passes by the subway, seeing two familiar faces
entering the subway, the teenage boys that mocked him. Sean
goes to the store and gets some flowers.
SEAN
Do you mind watching him for a
couple of minutes?
SHOP CLERK
We will close shop in 15 minutes,
don't be late.
SEAN
Thanks.
Sean ties up Shadow to the street post and goes in the
subway. There is no one around at this time of night.
SEAN
Excuse me, do you have a lighter?
He is holding the expensive cigar in his hand.
TEENAGE BOY 1
Yes, here you go.
Sean lights up the cigar, thick smoke coming out of his
mouth.
SEAN
You don't remember me, do you?
TEENAGE BOY 2
No?
Sean waves the bouquet in front of them.
SEAN
How about now?
TEENAGE BOY 1
Holy shit...
Sean blows thick smoke.
SEAN
Mmhmm. I know, I don't even
recognize myself.
TEENAGE BOY 2
Look, we were drunk that day.
SEAN
Here take these flowers, they are
for you.
HOLD FAST 106.
TEENAGE BOY 2
What for...
SEAN
(serious)
Your funeral.
Sean pulls out his gun an points at them.
SEAN
You know the funny thing is, I
didn't get to fuck my girlfriend at
all. You see I have ED problems...
TEENAGE BOY 1
It was just a joke, please.
TEENAGE BOY 2
Please put the gun away, we have
money.
SEAN
But a colleague of mine did. You
know what I did? Nothing!
Sean is waving his gun forcing them to go to further back to
the rails.
SEAN
Well, after I killed them both the
problem disappeared.
The teenage boys are scared to death.
SEAN
(happy)
My dick works, guys! I fucked the
wife of my boss, and now I get to
fuck LITTLE WHINING BITCHES like
you.
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! Sean shoots them in their knee-caps,
they collapse like trees, screaming and shouting.
SEAN
Shhh. Be quiet.
Sean puts his feet over their mouth.
SEAN
You have to be quiet, alright?
The teenage boys nod, not knowing what's about to happen.
Sean kicks their bodies until they fall onto the rails.
SEAN
The subway will be here in 2
minutes, don't go anywhere!
HOLD FAST 107.
Sean sits on the subway bench smoking his cigar slowly. The
sound of the subway approaches, the teenage boys start to
scream, Sean gets up to watch them in the eyes, and to
distract the subway driver.
SEAN
As you can see, I did REMEMBER you.
Sean is watching the subway get close, he waves and greats
the subway driver, who is distracted and doesn't pay any
attention to what's on the rails, he waves back at Sean. The
sound of run-over dismembered bodies echoes the whole
subway. Sean leaves the subway happily and goes to untie
Shadow.
SHOP CLERK
Just in time!
SEAN
You have no idea, thank you!
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S HOUSE, BEDROOM - NIGHT
A large empty bed in the corner of the room, Jenero's
clothes all over the ground, as he is exiting the bathroom
getting to bed. He turns the night lamp and starts reading,
waiting for Sania. A couple of minutes later she enters the
bedroom with a shameful look that cannot be seen through the
dark, her body has Sean's scent and she notices it.
JENERO
(amiable)
Babe, I'm so sorry for today.
SANIA
(embarrassed)
No, I'm sorry.
JENERO
For what?
SANIA
That I came up to you like that.
JENERO
(soothing)
No, no, as you said, you have
needs.
Jenero gets up from bed.
SANIA
Im not in the mood now.
Sania looks down to the ground.
HOLD FAST 108.
JENERO
(exhales)
Well, I guess it's my fault.
SANIA
I will go take a bath, don't wait
for me.
Jenero makes a frown face and goes to bed. Sania goes in the
bathroom, taking her time, contemplating on the passionate
moments she had in her husbands office without him.
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - NIGHT
Jack is half asleep waiting for Sean. Sean opens the door.
JACK
What took you so long...?
SEAN
(V.O.)
Oh the usual, fucked the bosses
wife, killed two scumbags that use
to mock me.
JACK
Well...?
SEAN
Chess. I was playing chess with
Jay.
JACK
I'm starving, learn to play chess
quicker! And give me the gun,
please.
CUT TO:
INT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Barking. Sean doesn't need an alarm anymore, he has Shadow.
Sean opens up his eyes and glances through the mirror, his
father tossing a frisbee at Shadow. He opens the window and
yells.
SEAN
Good morning you two..!
Jack smiles and waves.
JACK
Morning, kiddo.
SEAN
Have you packed..?
HOLD FAST 109.
JACK
Yes, stop yelling come down here.
Sean closes the window and goes outside. It's a beautiful
sunny day.
SEAN
(happy)
Today is the day, pops..!
You excited..?
JACK
I didn't sleep, what could I say.
As they are talking a red sports car can be seen whooshing
through the street. Sean gives it a mean stare, remembering
the disrespect from the driver.
SEAN
Dad, I will be right back.
Sean goes inside, goes to the garage, finds the safe, but
there is a new pin.
SEAN
(dissapointed)
DAMN..!
Jack yells through the kitchen.
JACK
Breakfast will get cold.
SEAN
I'm coming.
They sit down, say prayers and begin to eat.
CUT TO:
INT. JENERO'S HOUSE - DAY
Tod's room. Everything is disordered, dirty socks and pants
are all over the floor, you can never tell a woman lives in
this room. They are eating.
JOAN
(angry)
This food is disgusting.
She throws her breakfast in the garbage.
TOD
(hesitant)
It's awful.
HOLD FAST 110.
JOAN
Your dad has a restaurant and there
is not one decent meal in this
house.
TOD
Maybe you can cook, have you ever
thought of that..?
JOAN
That's the maid work.
TOD
(angry)
And what's your work..?
Lay in bed all day, smoke and
drink?
JOAN
I'm just like you, remember..?
That's why you are with me.
Tod gets disgusted with her attitude.
TOD
Why are you acting like that,
what's the problem with you..??
JOAN
I'm tired of work baby, that's it.
TOD
Work..?
JOAN
Duh. It's been double since Sean
doesn't show his face in the
restaurant.
TOD
He has a good reason.
JOAN
What's that..?
TOD
Torono, he is his driver now and
apparently close friend.
JOAN
He is just playing gangster if you
ask me.
TOD
Yeah right, tell that to my father.
JOAN
He is also scared..?
HOLD FAST 111.
TOD
Also..?
JOAN
Don't play dumb, I see you are
scared of him.
Tod laughs.
TOD
If your father was in the
restaurant business, you would
know.
JOAN
What about Sean?
TOD
What about him?
JOAN
Are you scared of him?
TOD
Please, what could he possibly do.
CUT BACK TO:
EXT. SEAN'S HOUSE - DAY
The whole family exits the house. Sean is wearing a
backpack, Shadow is running around them, thinking it's
playtime.
SEAN
Come here, boy!
Sean gets Shadow on a retractable dog leash, while Jack is
strolling to the sidewalk, eager to get to the hospital.
SEAN
The clinic won't run away.
JACK
(laughing)
I won't let it.
EXT. PRIVATE CLINIC - DAY
They reach the entrance.
SEAN
We are here.
Jack nods his head.
SEAN
I hope everything goes well.
HOLD FAST 112.
JACK
(eyes teary)
Me and you both, kiddo.
SEAN
Shadow also..!
Shadow barks loud.
JACK
Come here boy, let me hug you.
Sean picks up Shadow and places him in his father's lap.
JACK
After this is done, me and you are
gonna run, remember that!
Shadow licks Jack's face.
SEAN
Come Shadow, we will check on you
tomorrow.
Jack nods his head.
JACK
Goodbye for now you two.
The doctors come to welcome and pick up Jack at the entry.
SEAN
(talking to Shadow)
This is the last time you see Jack
in a wheelchair, boy!
They stroll along the sidewalk, reaching a familiar zebra
walk, Sean steps on, but Shadow is walking ahead, pulling
him. Suddenly a sound of tires screeching appear, a red
sports car enters the curve, drifting and hitting Shadow,
the car doesn't stop, but continues and drives away. Sean is
stunned. Shadow lays on the ground shaking.
SEAN
(screaming)
Shadow!
He goes over him but can't watch his dog shaking and panting
like that.
SEAN
(screaming)
Help! Someone help... Please...
Someone is standing in the bushes spying on him, but as soon
as he witnesses this horrific accident he jumps out.
HOLD FAST 113.
JAY
(worried)
Is he breathing..??
Sean is now even more shocked by Jay's sudden appearance. He
looks at him, he has new clothes on him, brand new shoes
that are familiar to him from somewhere.
SEAN
(shocked)
What..? Yes, yes. Please help Jay,
I can't pick him up, my heart will
brake.
Jay reaches down in his pocket gets out a new phone and
dials a number.
JAY
This is officer Peter, send an
emergency vet team right away on
4th Avenue, Clinic.
Jay is looking into Sean's eyes as he is saying these words.
Sean is stunned.
SEAN
(perplexed)
Jay... What the...?
JAY
(serious)
Not now, but we will talk.
Believe me.
Sean gets a little scared. He continues to look at his
outfit, it's like he has seen him before, at the subway.
SEAN
Undercover cop? But why?
JAY
Don't act all surprised kid.
Sean realizes the shit he is in. All the friendly
interrogations that followed up after he became friends with
Torono.
JAY
Who did this?
SEAN
(lying)
I didn't see, he was driving fast.
It was just a red car. That's all I
remember.
The vet team arrives quickly, they put Shadow in the
veterinary ambulance. Sean watches sadly and worried.
HOLD FAST 114.
JAY
He is in good hands, he will be
fine don't worry.
Jay puts his hand on Sean's shoulder, placing a little
tracking device.
SEAN
(angry)
Don't touch me, COP.
JAY
Better show some respect, that cop
is saving your dog's life and that
COP is still your friend.
SEAN
(disappointed)
Some friend...
JAY
Why are you worried that I'm a cop?
Got something to hide?
You made some new friends, we will
talk about that, I promise.
A police car comes and picks up Jay, leaving Sean staring at
a dot, more stunned than ever. He takes his phone out and
types the plate number of the car, he calls Torono after
that.
SEAN
(on phone)
Hello. Uhm. I need a favor.
TORONO
(on phone, polite)
Sure Sean, anything you want.
SEAN
(on phone)
I can't ask you over the phone, I
will come to your house.
TORONO
(on phone)
Okay.
EXT. TORONO'S HOUSE - DAY
A huge yard like a football field, full of cypress trees
making it look like a forest. Sean reaches the gates and
rings the doorbell. Two large beautiful Dobermans come at
him, barking, making him even more emotional.
TORONO
Get in boys, get in, it's just a
friend.
HOLD FAST 115.
The two dogs go into the house. Torono opens the gate.
TORONO
Come in.
SEAN
(emotional)
No, I rather talk to you here, I
won't take long.
Torono eyes at him suspiciously.
SEAN
You have two beautiful dogs.
TORONO
Thanks!
SEAN
Mine got hit.
TORONO
What? You have a dog...?
SEAN
Yes a Doberman just like yours,
that cockroach you told me not to
worry about, he ran through him.
Torono shakes his head.
SEAN
On the exact same walkway.
TORONO
(decisive)
What do you want..?
SEAN
(more decisive)
Gun. A big one.
TORONO
What about your dad's guns?
SEAN
He locked them in a new safe.
TORONO
The Fu Dog statue. There is a gun
under his left palm, it's all yours
and it's loaded.
SEAN
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
HOLD FAST 116.
TORONO
Oh and please be at the Jenero's
tonight, I want you to cater for
our table.
SEAN
(exhales)
You got it.
TORONO
(determined)
Now go punish him.
Sean nods his head at him, and goes to the statue. He picks
up the gun, checks to see if it's loaded, and puts it in his
waist.
CUT TO:
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS - DAY
Empty car parks, everyone is at work. Sean is strolling his
way through the alleys, taking his time, searching for the
red car, he goes deep into an unfamiliar neighborhood. Some
tough kids approach him.
TOUGH KID 1
What are you doing here? Selling?
SEAN
Searching.
TOUGH KID 2
Step back.
SEAN
I will if you tell me where can I
find a red sports car.
The boys start laughing.
TOUGH KID 1
(laughing)
Are you deaf? Get the fuck out.
Sean pulls his t-shirt over, they see the gun, and they
freeze.
SEAN
I'm not, how about you...?
The punk kids shit their pants.
TOUGH KID 2
The guy you are looking for is
Donut.
HOLD FAST 117.
SEAN
Donut..? What kind of a stupid
nickname is that.
TOUGH KID 1
That's all he does with his car.
SEAN
Where does he live..?
TOUGH KID 2
Up the block, in a shitty house, he
doesn't have a garage.
TOUGH KID 1
Yeah, you will see the car.
SEAN
Well, thanks for the information.
TOUGH KID 2
You won't tell him that we...
SEAN
(ferocious)
Give me your cap, there would be
nothing he can do.
The kids look at each other scared. Sean strolls slowly up
the street reaching Donut's house.
EXT. DONUT'S HOUSE - DAY
Garbage and beer bottles laying on the front porch. Sean
finds a pizza box and pretends to be the pizza delivery guy,
he rings the doorbell, a few seconds past, Sean is putting
on his fake smile, as Donut opens the door.
DONUT
What..? I didn't call for pizza.
SEAN
No sir, but you have won one, here
you go and congratulations.
Sean hands him over the empty pizza box and he takes it.
DONUT
(happy)
Thank you.
Suddenly he realizes.
DONUT
Hey, I know you...
BAM! Sean kicks the door, knocking him out unconscious, he
enters his house.
HOLD FAST 118.
INT. DONUT'S HOUSE - DAY
The wallpapers can't be seen from the posters of retro cars
and chicks. Sean has tied him in the kitchen, to a chair,
the mouth is covered up with ducktape. He wakes up and
starts to scream. Sean is sitting right against him.
SEAN
(satisfied)
Got any BUBBLE GUM in here..?
Donut starts to scream through the ducktape, Sean gets up
and hits him hard with the gun, he starts bleeding.
SEAN
Well, I will use mine.
Donut starts to shake on the chair, trying to get away.
SEAN
Before I do that, I'm curious about
something.
The teapot starts to whistle. Sean stands up and gets it. He
pours some hot boiling water into the teacup.
SEAN
Why did you throw your cigarette at
me..?
Donut starts shaking his head.
SEAN
Why did you hit my dog, and ran
away..?
Donut starts crying.
SEAN
Don't cry. Got any cigarettes?
Donut points with his head. Sean takes the pack and lights
one, smoking slowly without any pressure, enjoying his
cigarette.
SEAN
This is nice.
He puts the cigarette carefully in the ashtray. He reaches
in his pocket and gets a BUBBLE GUM, he starts chewing it,
making bubbles, playing like a kid. Then in a heartbeat, all
of a sudden he stands up and BANG! In the right knee cap.
BANG! In the left knee cap. Donut is shouting like hell
through the ducktape, screaming, aching.
SEAN
You like this you little piece of
shit???
HOLD FAST 119.
He takes the cigarette and pushes it hard on his bullet hole
on the right knee cap. He puts out the cigarette leaving it
there on his knee cap standing still. Donut is crying and
shivering.
SEAN
Let's see if you really like tea.
He takes the teapot and goes to his left knee cap.
SEAN
(aggressive)
Drink bitch!
He pours the hot boiling water over his bullet wound on his
left knee cap. He inserts the tip of the teapot going deep
in his wound, filling it up with hot boiling water, he
leaves it there hanging still like the cigarette.
SEAN
No donuts for you, BITCH.
BANG! Headshot. Blood drips down from his face onto his
body, cigarette in one knee, teapot in the other, and a
bullet in the head. Sean sits down at the table and starts
making balloons. He then sets the house and car on fire.
CUT TO:
INT. PRIVATE CITY HOSPITAL - DAY
Jack is laying in his room, the operation has just finished,
it's a success. He barely opens up his eyes, tired from the
anesthesia. Surgeons are coming in and out of the room.
SURGEON
(happy)
It's a success.
He nods his head at Jack. Tears go down on Jack's face. He
finds strength to grip onto the arm of the surgeon and
whisper.
JACK
(whispering)
Thank you.
The surgeon smiles warmly at him.
SURGEON
Take a deep rest now you'll need
it.
Jack closes his eyes and falls asleep.
CUT TO:
HOLD FAST 120.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
The big table for Torono is getting set up. Sania is in her
husband's office watching passionately Sean as he helps the
staff. Sean's gun sticks out a little bit, his phone rings.
SEAN
(on phone)
Who is this?
JAY
(on phone)
Come outside and act normal.
Sean walks slowly outside.
EXT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Jay is laying on the ground with his beggar clothes, acting
like a bum.
SEAN
You need food now, or that cop
salary isn't good enough for you?
JAY
(feeling guilty)
You did feed me and you really did
in fact become my friend.
SEAN
I WAS your friend.
JAY
You are still, you don't got
handcuffs on you. And you got your
dog saved because of me.
Sean smiles a little bit.
SEAN
What are you trying to do..?
JAY
You will understand at the end,
HOLD FAST.
Two police officers come behinds Sean's back and snatch him.
INT. POLICE CAR - NIGHT
Windows are tinted, Sean is in the backseat.
JAY
We need you to wear a wire.
SEAN
(decisive)
No. NO.
HOLD FAST 121.
POLICE OFFICER 1
You've changed, from the last time.
JAY
Sean, we may have some evidence for
a couple of murders pointing
directly to you.
POLICE OFFICER 1
I like bubble gum, do you..?
POLICE OFFICER 2
Oh yeah, that's my favorite.
The police officers show the same pack of bubble gums Sean
used to chew on before every killing.
JAY
We can reduce your sentence, but
you have to help us get Torono!
SEAN
Why do you even chase him..?
He is turned so soft lately.
POLICE OFFICER 1
Lately..??
SEAN
I don't know what he has been doing
in the last years, but now...
POLICE OFFICER 2
But now judging by the big table he
wanted he is gathering all the
hoodlums of the city here.
SEAN
(laughs)
You need to check your sources. He
will become a father, that's why he
wants a big table.
Jay is looking surprised and slightly happy for him.
SEAN
He is not the criminal everyone
thinks he is.
JAY
Sadly, I want to believe you, but I
can't. Wire him up.
The police officers put a wire under Sean's uniform.
SEAN
(angry)
Thanks. Now I may get shot.
HOLD FAST 122.
JAY
You won't just act normal, okay..?
SEAN
After this is over, I want to see
my dog and get far away from you..!
POLICE OFFICER 1
This is an undercover operation, we
say when it's over. By the way we
now about Donut, so feel free to
speak about him in front of Torono.
Sean shakes his head.
JAY
Go, before they notice you are not
there.
Sean gets out of the car with a look of dishonor.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
The restauraunt starts to get full, Torono's table is still
empty. Sean enters from the back, guilt is written all over
his face.
LOPEZ
What's the matter..?
Sean realizes that if Lopez caught onto him so will Torono.
SEAN
(fake smiling)
Nothing, Lo. Just had a bad day.
Sean tries to smile again and act normal. He sees Sania
coming down the stairs.
SEAN
Oh shit.
SANIA
(mischievously)
Good evening.
SEAN
It's getting good because of you.
Sania just strolls by him touching his finger slightly and
smiling at him. Sean turns away and catches Tod and Joan
staring at this little fling between them. Guests of
Torono's table starts to pile up. Scott comes.
SCOTT
Long time no see, Sean!
He fist-bumps Sean.
HOLD FAST 123.
SEAN
(happy)
Glad to see you.
SCOTT
Glad to see you too, but here..?
SEAN
He is the boss, you know. Here have
a seat.
Other friends of Torono start to come in. A few minutes pass
and Amelia dressed in all red with diamonds on her dress
comes in accompanied by Torono who is dressed in all black
with a red bow tie. Everyone from the table starts clapping.
Jenero gets down from his office to greet the guests.
JENERO
It's an honour for me to have you
here again. Thank you. Salute!
He raises a toast and the waiters begin to pile up on the
big table, taking orders.
JOAN
So what now that you're a friend of
Torono, you can screw your boss's
wife?
Sean looks at her fixedly. The undercover cops are shocked
also.
SEAN
(sure)
You got that all wrong.
JOAN
Sure I do, we saw her look.
TORONO
I would like to order.
Joan tries to take his order.
TORONO
No. Not you, Sean.
SEAN
I'm listening.
Torono makes him a two-finger gesture to come closer to his
ear.
TORONO
How did it go..?
Sean is looking a little bit nervous but Torono cant see
that.
HOLD FAST 124.
SEAN
He screamed, a lot. You should've
seen him.
TORONO
Quite frankly, I have seen them to
many. Glad that he got what he
deserved, but from this night on,
you no longer come to me when you
need this kind of services.
Torono stands up. Sean is disappointed by him.
TORONO
I would like you to announce the
reason I have gathered you here.
Amelia starts smiling and blushing.
TORONO
Im going to become a father..!!
Everyone in the restaurant starts shouting, clapping, and
screaming except Jenero, who is watching this whole play in
his office. Suddenly two familiar male figures appear in the
background just as Torono is raising a toast.
TORONO
Cheers..!!
The brothers pass by his table slowly hoping no one will
notice them, they sit down at a table far from Torono's.
Jenero is losing his mind after seeing them. Sean goes to
take out the trash but he is being spotted by Tod, who knows
something is up between him and his mother, he tries to
follow him to the bathroom, but Joan stops him.
JOAN
Not now! Think. You will spook him,
we have to be sure.
Sean returns and goes to the table where the two brothers
are sitting.
SEAN
Good evening...
Sean remembers their faces, he tries to act normal.
OLIVER
Let me have the restaurant special.
WILLIAM
Two specials and two large beers.
SEAN
(fake smiling)
Coming right up.
HOLD FAST 125.
Sean goes to Scott.
SEAN
The guys that shot at you, there
they are.
SCOTT
Are you sure..?
SEAN
Yes. It's a shame they didn't get
what they deserve.
Scott nods his head.
SCOTT
It's never too late.
Sean brings the order to the brothers.
SEAN
Bon Appetit.
Jenero is watching from his office like a bird in a cage, he
doesn't have the willpower to get out, meanwhile, Sania also
watches but a different thing. Moments pass and one of the
brothers gets up and goes to the toilet. Scott follows him,
so does a few steps behind him. Tod and Joan see that Sean
is heading to the bathroom.
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT BATHROOM - NIGHT
Big bathroom like a mini restaurant consisting of white
shiny tiles, 5 urinals, and 5 toilets. William gets in first
and starts pissing in the first urinal, Scott enters right
behind him and goes to take a leak in the second urinal.
WILLIAM
You gay..?
SCOTT
No, I was Torono's driver.
William looks at him scared while still pissing. BAM! Scott
hits him with an elbow. BAM! Uppercut, he starts pounding
him hard. William fights back. Sean walks in and starts
hitting William, he goes to the ground, both Scott and Sean
grab him by the hair and bash his head in the urinal. One
hit, two hit, third hit.
SCOTT
Take that, you granny wanna be!
They shove his face in the urinal and flush. Water spurts,
damaging Sean's microphone. Oliver notices his brother is
taking too long and goes to check on him, but Jenero decides
to follow him. Oliver opens the door and watches his brother
get drown in blood, piss, and water. Oliver rolls up his
sleeves.
HOLD FAST 126.
OLIVER
Come here you sons of bitches...!
SEAN
You mean driver's of Torono's..!
They start going at each other, hard pounding, fists, legs,
the floor is slippery, Oliver falls down and Sean starts
hitting him in the leg.
SEAN
You want the cane now..??
He kicks his legs hard. Oliver starts to squeal.
OLIVER
I will tell you who paid us..!
SCOTT
We already know, granny 2..!
At this moment Jenero walks in.
SCOTT
What the fuck?! Is there an
invitation to his place..??
JENERO
What are you doing..??
SEAN
Come here boss bitch.
He pulls out his gun with the silencer on. Jenero is
trembling he cannot believe it.
JENERO
Sean..?? Is that you..?
SEAN
Yeah, the same good stuttering
Sean.
JENERO
Please, get the gun away.
SEAN
The same Sean that you use to boss
around for no reason, your kids
making fun of me.
Jenero is closing his eyes, shaking his head.
JENERO
Please..!!!
SEAN
Scott, go inside, Torono will
notice something is wrong.
HOLD FAST 127.
Scott exits the bathroom, spitting over the two half-dead
brothers. Tod and Joan see him coming back, but no sign of
Sean. They realize they are the only waiters in the
restaurant.
SEAN
Oh, the hell with everything.
Get down on your knees, NOW!
JENERO
Please, Sean, you can still make up
for this.
SEAN
I'm tired of your talking. For two
years all I've been hearing is you
talk even on my rest days can you
imagine that?
Jenero starts to tear up.
SEAN
Strip. NOW!
Jenero starts taking his clothes off. Tod and Joan walk in
on this perfect moment. Sean points the gun at them.
SEAN
Oh great the whole family is here.
Get over here.
Tod and Joan are freaking out of their minds.
TOD
What in the hell are you doing..??
That's my father! Your boss!!
JOAN
Please, please let me go..!
Tod looks at her and cannot believe it.
TOD
It's always been about YOU.
JENERO
You are the one to blame for
picking her up!
SEAN
My oh my. The two of you strip.
The bathroom is locked. Sean has the three of them stripped
down to their underwear and kneeling in front of the
urinals, facing him. He grabs a bubble gum from his pocket,
starts chewing, making 3 balloons for each one.
HOLD FAST 128.
SEAN
Before I kill you, I would like to
say that I fucked your mother.
He turns his head to Jenero.
SEAN
Meaning that I fucked your wife.
Gun points to Jenero, BANG! His head hits and ricochets in
the urinal,the body goes down. BANG! Tod's head hits and
ricochets in the urinal, the body goes down. BANG! Joan's
head hits and ricochets in the urinal, the body goes down.
He gets a napkin from his pocket, cleans the gun real good,
and places it in Oliver's hand who is still breathing. Sean
unlocks the bathroom and exits as if nothing happened.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. JENERO'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT
People are having a good time, laughing, eating not knowing
what just went down in the bathroom, Sean knows it's just a
matter of time before someone discovers the corpses and the
two laying half-dead brothers. He goes upstairs to Jenero's
office where Sania welcomes him warmly, not knowing that he
killed her husband. The undercover cops invade the
restaurant, spoiling Torono's celebration. Everyone from the
restaurant and Torono's table runs away except for him and
his wife. Meanwhile, in Jenero's office, the blinds are way
down, Sean is fucking Sania hard while the police downstairs
are taking away Amelia and questioning Torono.
TORONO
You fucks, my wife is pregnant. She
doesn't need this stress.
JAY
I've been waiting for this for so
long.
All the undercover cops are outside, it's just Jay and
Torono sitting at the table.
TORONO
Oh yeah? Is this your career
bust...?
JAY
Torono, I don't know how to say
this, but you are not the father...
Torono spits at Jay's face.
TORONO
And why should I believe you?
Jay reaches down in his pocket and takes out a ROOK chess
piece. He slams it on the table, looks Torono DEAD IN THE
HOLD FAST 129.
EYES.
JAY
(emotional)
Why shouldn't you...?
TORONO
(shocked)
It's impossible...
JAY
Hold fast...
DISSOLVE TO BLACK
HOLD FAST 130.


Submitted: March 22, 2021

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