The Loner and the Hybrid: Episode Two

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Episode two of my script

Submitted: July 24, 2015

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EPISODE TWO: THE DEVASTATING TRUTH

 

Helen cared for her brother, as if a mother would care for her own child, ever since that dreadful night, helping Sparrow grow into a normal chipmunk. Sparrow was far from a normal child though, due to his lack of communication, but he was also very rebellious in his own stubborn way. Most of the time, Sparrow kept his thoughts to himself, but at some points, he'd come out of his shell, and join his sister in many things.

 

Sparrow is seven years old, and turns eight the following day.

 

HELEN:

 

(Looks around) Sparrow! Where are you, brother? (groans angrily) Great. Now where is he?

 

Helen continues to look around, until she hears a small humming sound coming from a nearby river. She proceeds toward the river, and spots Sparrow sitting on a rock next to the river.

 

SPARROW:

 

(Hums a harmony, similar to the river's pace)

 

HELEN:

 

(Walks over) There you are.

 

SPARROW:

 

(Stops humming, and turns toward Helen) Here I am, sis.

 

HELEN:

 

You scared me to death. You need to tell me where you go, bro.

 

SPARROW:

 

I'm sorry, sis.

 

HELEN:

 

It's okay, Sparrow. Just tell me where you are going from now on, okay.

 

SPARROW:

 

Okay, sis.

 

HELEN:

 

(Smiles) Come on. We need to get some things done, before tomorrow.

 

SPARROW:

 

What kinds of things?

 

HELEN:

 

Well, things for your birthday, silly. You want to have a great birthday, right?

 

SPARROW:

 

Of course, sis, but I've been thinking about something lately.

 

 

 

HELEN:

 

What is it?

 

SPARROW:

 

You'll find out tomorrow.

 

HELEN:

 

Fair enough, I suppose. You still haven't told me what you want for your birthday.

 

SPARROW:

 

Like I said, you'll find out tomorrow. (winks)

 

HELEN:

 

Very well, Sparrow. Come on, let's get to work, before it gets dark. It's already midday.

 

SPARROW:

 

Okay, sis. (gets up from the rock, and follows Helen back to their home)

 

The home is a small burrow that Helen discovered not long after their home was cut down.

 

SPARROW:

 

UGH!

 

Helen walks in the burrow

 

HELEN:

 

What is it, Sparrow?!

 

SPARROW:

 

There's another leak, and it's right above where I sleep!

 

HELEN:

 

Oh, Sparrow, it's an easy fix. No need to get fussy over something small.

 

SPARROW:

 

Easy for you to say, just look at my bed, it's soaked!

 

 

HELEN:

 

(Sighs) Let me fix this. You go tidy up the outside of the burrow.

 

SPARROW:

 

Fine. I guess it's better than nothing.

 

HELEN:

 

Okay, but remember to stay away from that one spot.

 

SPARROW:

 

Fine. (exits room)

 

HELEN:

 

If he ever went to that spot, he'd never forgive me.

 

Scene cuts to outside the burrow, where Sparrow pulls some overgrown weeds, and tidies up the outside perimeter.

 

SPARROW:

 

(Wipes sweat from forehead) I guess that's all for now.

 

Sparrow turns to leave, until he notices a nasty weed in the forbidden spot. He debates going over to the spot, but eventually decides to.

 

SPARROW:

 

(Pulls weed) That should do it.

 

Sparrow suddenly notices something funny, just beneath the soil, he notices something rectangular.

 

What's this? (leans down, and grabs the object, which turns out to be a small box, and opens it)

 

In the box, lies some baby clothes, some baby things, and an old photo of a mother, father, and their son and daughter, which he quickly figures out is a family photo. Sparrow starts to cry a little, and get angry at the same time, clutching his open paw into a tight fist.

 

HELEN:

 

(Notices Sparrow, and quickly rushes over to him)

 

I thought I told you to never come back here!

 

SPARROW:

 

Why didn't you ever tell me about this!

 

 

HELEN:

 

About what?

 

 

SPARROW:

 

About this! (Shows photo)

 

 

HELEN:

 

Oh, that. You need to understand, Sparrow.

 

 

SPARROW:

 

Understand what?! That you lied to me!

 

 

HELEN:

 

Sparrow, listen...

 

 

SPARROW:

 

No, time for you to listen to me! I want to know the truth, Helen! Where's our parent's, and why have you never told me about our parent's! What's the truth! NO MORE LIES!

 

 

HELEN:

 

Sparrow, please understand. I-I was stupid at the time.

 

 

SPARROW:

 

What did you do, Helen!?

 

 

HELEN:

 

I uh, tried to get rid of you, the night you were born. (starts crying)

 

SPARROW:

 

You what?!

 

 

HELEN:

 

I was stupid, Sparrow. Please, I'm sorry for everything, and I wish I could take it back.

 

 

SPARROW:

 

What about our parent's? What happened to them?

 

 

HELEN:

 

They were taken away by some lumberjacks, so technically I saved your life, Sparrow.

 

 

SPARROW:

 

No, Helen! What you did is unforgivable! (rushes past Helen, but she grabs his arm)

 

 

HELEN:

 

What are you doing?

 

 

SPARROW:

 

I'm leaving! I'm taking my stuff, and moving on! I can't live, knowing my own sister tried to leave me for the wolves, and literally disposed of me, like garbage!

 

 

HELEN:

 

Sparrow, please reconsider!

 

 

SPARROW:

 

No! I'm done, Helen! Done with you, for good! (shrugs arm free of Helen's grasp)

 

 

Sparrow gathers some light luggage, and leaves the burrow.

 

HELEN:

 

Please, I'm sorry! (Breaks into tears, as Sparrow disappears deep into the forest.)


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