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Life at Mason State University is full of comedy and drama for 4 Rouge hall friends.

FYI: new guy, Collin; came ALL the way from the UK to be with Jamie...and here's something else to think about: Does Jamie like Collin? Meanwhile, Ben likes Nani but see who ends up kissing at the New Year's Eve Party. Can Jamie stir up jealousy with her crush by going out with her stalker? Collin moves on campus with the gang moves in with his newly sworn enemy =)

'versity life: life in college doesn't get any funnier than this

Submitted: January 16, 2009

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New Year's Kiss
Originally written by Jamii Nesbitt
 
 
 

SCENE 1: Rouge Hall. (ALL PRESENT EXCEPT COLLIN)

 
Jamie(v.o):
 

We look forward to holidays for quality time,

for the food, the gifts and hopefully a helping

hand.
 
 
 
JAMIE:

So, have you all decided if you're going to help decorate

for the New Year's Party?

 
 
 
(ALL SILENT)
 
 
 
JAMIE:
Ben?
 
 
 
 

(ALL STARE AT BEN)

 
 
BEN: 

Oh, uh, sorry. Working out, and let's be practical.

If I had to choose between decorating the lobby and

working out...Working out!

 
JAMIE:

Gia?

 
 
 

(ALL STARE AT GIA)

 
 
GIA: 

Sorry. Busy day today. I have to dump a few guys... Steve...clingy.

Gary...bad in bed... and Nate..not my type.

 
 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

You're dumping three guys?

 
 
 
GIA: 

Of course not—I'm kidding...Four. I forgot about

John...he has another girlfriend...the nerve!

 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

Nani. Nani, Nani. Have you decided?

 
 
 
 
NANI: 

Oh, yeah, about that. I have decided that I'm n--

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 
Yes!
 
 
 
 
 
 
NANI: 

Not. I have, however, decided that I'm going to be at the

 

party.

 
 
 
 
 
BEN/GIA: 
Me too.
 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 
Great.
 
 
 
 
 

(Cut to same scene)

 
 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

You guys are really going to leave it up to me, huh?

 
 
 
 
 
 
BEN: 

Well, something like sprucing up the lobby would estrogen..but nani might be able to-- (exits)

 
 
 
 
 
NANI: 

Oh, my gosh. It's time to go...to go to the...library!

 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

Classes haven't even started yet. Come on, I left all my

decorations in your room. You can at least help me take them to

the lobby.

 
 
 
 
 
 
NANI: 

Oh, ok. (silence) Oh, wait, I completely forgot about—

 
 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

Just go. (looks to Gia who has managed to slip away)

 
 
 
 
 
 

(cut to a different table)

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

Oh, my God. Is that...Jamie Knight? (Bends over too far to see

and falls over)

 
 
 
JAMIE: 

(Answers cell phone) Hello. Oh, my Gosh, Collin! Collin Gaits.

How are you?

 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

I'm good. I'm actually in the...area.

 
 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE:
Where are you exactly?
 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

(now standing right behind her) Right here.

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

(Surprised) Wow. What are you doing here? Should I be expecting

a camera crew to walk in here? Did you nominate me for What NOT

to wear because I swear my grandmother picked this sweater out

for me.

 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

I'm paying a proper visit to my friends. They said Rouge has

good food. So I had to come try it out for myself, I suppose.

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

Well, it has been a while, Collin (takes his hands). A year now,

right?

 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

That's right. Listen, Jamie. I'm so glad I've run into you.

We've got some catching up to do. What are you doing later on?

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

I'm on the decorating committee for the New Year's Party.

 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

I actually have a friend doing that as well. I'll join you

later then. Good deal. I'm going to get back to my friends.

 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

Oh, okay. (Collin tries to walk away but his hands are still

interlocked with Jamie's)

 
 
 
 

SCENE 2: GIA AND NANI'S ROOM (ONLY GIA AND NANI)

 
 
 
 
GIA: 

I'm telling you, Nani, it's going to be quick and painless.

 
 
 
 
 
NANI: 

You're going to dump four guys all at once?

 
 
 
 
 
GIA: 

Yes. See, watch. (Picks up cell) Steve. (Picks up dorm phone)

Gary. (Signs onto Instant Messaging) Nate. (Pulls up Email) and

John.

 
 
 
 
NANI: 
Wow, it can be done.
 
 
 
 

(ENTER BEN SLIGHTLY NERVOUS)

 
 
 
BEN: 

Hey, girls. Hey, Nani. Can I talk to you for a second?

 
 
 

(CUT TO HALLWAY)

 
 
NANI:
Hey, what's up?
 
 
 
 
BEN: 

So, are you going to the party later?

 
 
 
 
 
NANI: 

Yeah. Are you kissing anyone?

 
 
 
 
BEN: 

I—I- don't know. Who are you kissing? 

 
 
 
 
NANI: I don't know.
 
 
 
BEN: 

Okay. I just wanted to know...and now that I do...not know, I'll

see you at the party. 
 
(cut scene)
 
GIA: 
So that was awkward.
 
 
 
NANI: 

Eavesdropping on my conversation while you're previously engaged

in four simultaneously? Wow, you really are talented.

 
 
 
 
GIA: 

Well, I've a got a few spare guys you could kiss now… and Steve,

if I ever get off the phone with him. He has me on hold.

 
 
 
 
NANI: 

No, thanks. I really want to kiss Ben. What should I do?

 
 
 
 
GIA:

Tell him!

 
 
 
 
 
NANI: 
I can't tell him! 
 
 
 
 
GIA: 

Well, there you go. Glad I could be of assistance.

 
 
 
NANI: 

Alright. Alright. What exactly should I say?

 
 
 

(Enter Jamie singing along to iPod)

 
 
 
JAMIE: 

Kiss me fool, if you care if your words have any meaning.

(Grabs box of decorations) Playing it cool is so unfair, why

this veil of secrecy. (Exits)

 
 
 
 

GIA:

She took the words right out of my mouth. (To Steve via phone) No, Steve. I said, 'I said I hear all the words coming out of your mouth'

 
 
(Cut scene)
 
 
 

SCENE 3: Rouge Hall Lobby (COLLIN AND JAMIE ARE DECORATING THE ROOM)

 
 
 
JAMIE: 

So, Collin, where are you staying? On campus or off?

 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

I'm renting a small place off campus. But with its poor

construction I get the pleasure of being frost bitten every

night this winter. And don't get me started on the rats that

come to bid me a good night every now and then so as you can

imagine I'm pretty much jumping at the chance to get away.

Actually, I was thinking of moving to the dormitory halls. It's

much more social (an attractive woman walks by him) and the

beautiful, gorgeous—smart women who'll help me study.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

You should totally move to campus.

 
COLLIN:
Alright, I'll do it.
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 
Where? Which dorm?
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:
(pauses) Rouge.
 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

Here? Ok, really where are the cameras?

 
 
 
 
 

(ENTER GIA, NANI AND BEN. GIA HAS A CAMCORDER)

 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

Apparently, right behind you/

 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

(turns around) You guys!

 
 
 
NANI:
Is it too late to help?
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

No, grabs some balloons. You guys are awesome. 

 
 
 
 
 
NANI:

We wanted to surprise you.

 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

We sure could use the help. Oh, hey, you guys. This is Collin. We did

study abroad together last year in the UK. Collin, this is the

gang: Gia, Nani and Benny.

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

It's nice to meet you all.

 
 
 
 
 
GIA:

Could you say that again for the camera?

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:
It's nice to meet you.
 
 
 
 
 
GIA: 
Again.
 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:
...nice to meet you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GIA: (GIGGLES) 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

So, what year are all of you and what are you studying? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
BEN: 
Senior, law
 
 
 
 
 
 
GIA:

Junior. I don't have a major. 

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

No major? So, what have you been doing these past two and a half

years? 
 
 
 
 
 
GIA:

Yeah. I think I liked you better when you were just 'cute,

British guy who didn't ask questions'.

 
 
 
 
 
NANI:

I'm a junior as well. I'm majoring in human biology. 

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

Well, Jamie. Judging by the look of this room, I'd say you're

still an Interior Design major, right? (Jamie nods)

 
 
 
 
 
GIA:

Are you majoring in asking questions?

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

No. Actually, I'm majoring in Interior Design as well but before I was Law. (Ben high fives Collin)

 
 
 
 
GIA:

(TO BEN) Yeah, sure. Gang up on me!

 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

Alright. It's really coming along. By the way thank you guys for

(looks back to see them all sitting down) keeping the chairs

warm. 
 
 
 
 
NANI:

It's been great. Nice meeting you Collin.(Nani gets up to exit)

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

Nani, pass me that new roll of tape would you?

 
 
 
 
 
NANI:

Oh, shoot. I wish I could but...oh I'd rather not. (EXITS) 

 
 
 
 
(AD BREAK)
 

(CUTS TO SAME SCENE. ALL HAVE GONE EXCEPT JAMIE AND COLLIN)

 
JAMIE: 

Well, Gia works at various malls as a secret shopper. Ben works

over at that coffee place on Stout and Cedar.

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

Oh, you mean A Lotta Latte? (Jamie nods) And Nani? She's quite

the lazy one. I assume she's unemployed, yeah?

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

Collin, that's not a nice thing to say...

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

Oh, so she is employed? 

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

No, she's too lazy to work. She actually visits me at my job. I

work night security here.

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

But, I hear those jobs have you up until 3am.

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

Tell me about it. I have to work tonight starting at 11:30!

 
 
 
 
 
COLLIN:

Bullocks! You'll have no one to kiss at midnight.

 
 
 
 
JAMIE: 

That's right...no one. (Awkward silence) 

 
 
 
 
 
(ENTER NANI)
 
 
 
 
 
NANI:

Where'd everybody go? 

 
 
 
 
 
JAMIE:

Back up to their rooms, I think. 

 
 
 
 
 
NANI:
Hmm. Where's Benny? 
 
 
 
 
 


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