|Resurrection of Family Bonds 2 |

SHOW TITLE: Resurrection of Family Bonds - Part Two

FULL FRAME TITLE: Put up on the shelf

Dawn shines on the huge pile of boxes on the Nimon driveway, a garbage man walks into frame crushing a few of the them flat. He picks them up and carries them out of frame. Cut to: Allison asleep in her bed, her room is in soft colors and very girlie. Cut to: Tonya asleep on the floor in her room, what's been unpacked of hers things are very bold colors and mostly Oriental in style. She wakes up with a gasp obviously from a nightmare, she sits up resting her head on her bent knees. Cut to; Dominic is at the kitchen table with his father, they each have a bowl of cereal they are eating, Jasmyn walks in.

JASMYN:

Good morning daddy. (To Dominic impossibly cheery tone) Good morning hemorrhoid.

Dominic gives Jasmyn a dirty look before she goes over to eat a pair. Their dad eats the last bite of his cereal and exits.

DOMINIC:

Sorry sis' but nothing you could say can bring me down, I'm on cloud nine.

JASMYN:

Aw, yes. (Smug smirk) So is it the blonde or the brunette or both?

DOMINIC:

Um, both would be nice but I'd be too tired to do anything else. (Snickers) Besides, I like the blonde better.

There's a knock at the Door, then Jasmyn opens it Charlie and Anton walk in.

CHARLIE:

I found her, the poet and you're not going to believe where she lives.

DOMINIC:

Next door. (Charlie gasps) I was over there helping the blonde one unpack, after awhile it dawned on me where I had seen brunette before. (Trails off) I was going to spring it on you but... (Smirks) Anyway what happened?

CHARLIE:

Not much, we talked. (Nonchalant) I think we could be friends.

ANTON:

That figures Charlie, what's wrong with this girl?

CHARLIE:

There's noting wrong with her but I don't know much about her.

DOMINIC:

I know a few things about her but let me sum it up in two words. (Sighs) Angry feminist.

JASMYN:

Oh no wonder you like the blonde better, Dominic. (Chuckles) You're probably the reason the brunette is angry.

After a moment there's another knock at the door, it's Tonya and Allison. Jasmyn opens the door and they walk in.

TONYA:

Hey, I need an strong assistant to hold my shelves still while I put them together. (Sighs) Allison said I should ask you Dominic but if you don't want to, then perhaps anybody else here? (Charlie offers his hand up for the task generously) Um?

DOMINIC:

Why do you need our help, what about Allison?

Tonya chuckles as Allison looks away, Charlie leans his head over to look at Tonya's rear end for a moment.

TONYA:

We tried that, I need real help. (Smirks) Either that or learn how to use tools with my feet.

CHARLIE:

Tonya? (Slight innuendo) I'm willing to give you my assistance with any needs you may have.

TONYA:

Uh, huh. (Hesitantly) Alright but I do have a few more things you could do for me in my bedroom while I have you in there.

CHARLIE:

In your bedroom? (Full of innuendo) Sure, anything you want. (Tonya slaps his chest) What was that for? (She rolls her eyes at him) Do you want my help or not?

Tonya without a word drags Charlie out the door by his arm like a little boy. Allison waves at everyone else before she exits, Anton just stand there in shock.

JASMYN:

So Anton, are you staying or not?

ANTON:

Sure, why not?

FULL FRAME TITLE: The brunette's boudoir

Tonya climbs up from the stairs with Charlie behind her, he gulps as they go into her bedroom. He looks around and notices the spot on the floor where she's been sleeping, he then notices boxes stacked up. Then he notices the parts of the shelves and tools laying around them.

CHARLIE:

Don't you have a bed?

TONYA:

Futon. (Sighs) I haven't unpacked everything yet but since you want to help me, that shouldn't be a problem.

CHARLIE:

No problem at all. (Picks up a piece of the shelf) This is solid wood, the whole thing is.

TONYA:

I went to an all girls school. I only had a couple of acquaintances Cathy and Julia, anyway I took a lot of shop.

CHARLIE:

What?! (In disbelief) I find it hard to believe you only had two friends from your old school?

TONYA:

Not friends, I said acquaintances but they are not even that anymore. (Skirting the issue) Let's get to work shall we?

CHARLIE:

Tonya, why were you only acquaintances with them and why aren't you now?

TONYA:

Okay, I'll tell you but don't get the wrong idea. (Sighs) Cathy and Julia where more than just friends, which I was fine with me. (Winces) That is until they wanted me to join them in some kind of freaky thing they had in mind. Anyway, I do know a few people you might call my friends but... Well never mind.

CHARLIE:

Aw! (Ponders this for a moment with a big goofy grin) So what happened with you and the two lesbians?

TONYA:

I politely turned them down but they gave me an ultimatum. (Coldly) Nobody gives me that sort of ultimatum.

CHARLIE:

So the ultimatum had something to do with a threesome? (Tonya nods reluctantly) I see. (Tries to break the ice) Well isn't that interesting.

TONYA:

No. (Flabbergasted) Look nobody is going to get into my panties that way. (Scoffs) That's for damn sure.

Charlie blushes but as soon as Tonya bends over to get in her tool kit as his jaw drops and his eyes bug out.

CHARLIE:

Good to know. (Curiosity getting the best of him) So how does somebody get into your panties?

Tonya laughs taking this for a joke but obviously Charlie is serious, she turns to face him as he blushes.

TONYA:

Ahem, we should just put the shelf together. (Undauntedly putting hand on hip) After that you can help me put a few other things together.

Tonya and Charlie start on the shelf. Juxtapose; The self is done and they have moved on to the pieces of her futon.

CHARLIE:

Let me get this straight, this thing is just slats of wood with a thin mattress over it?

TONYA:

It's great for my posture. (Trying to avoid the obvious sexual tension with Charlie) Once we get it together you can try it for yourself.

Charlie is slightly encouraged by this development, he blushes while he and Tonya work on the futon together. After a few moments the futon is together and they place the mattress over it. She lays down and pats the spot next to her.

CHARLIE:

Um?! (Slowly he crawls on the futon and lays next to Tonya) It's hard. (Catches himself) I mean it's very firm.

Charlie looks at Tonya and she looks at him, their heads move closer to each other. Then an uncomfortable silence happens for a moment as the sexual tension, among other obvious things start to swell.

TONYA:

Um, well thanks for the help but I think I have it from here. (Sits up) Thank you.

Tonya stands up but won't look at Charlie, he rolls off her futon to his feet and stands right next to her. Taking a chance he decides to be more brash about what was almost a kiss. He takes a deep breath and stand right behind her, as she stands stanch and frigid.

CHARLIE:

Sure Tonya. (Looms closer to Tonya's head) Just let me know if there's anything I can do for you? (Arrant sexual innuendo) Any needs you have, I'm more than willing to lend you a hand or two and anyway you want to use them.

Tonya doesn't move as Charlie walks out of her room, then she bites her lip and gets back on her futon. Cut to; A blank fence, then Jana steps into the frame and she looks over it to see Charlie in his back yard. He doesn't notice her but Larry does as he walks past, he walks up and taps her on the shoulder. On the other side of the street Eric is walking by, he notices the two nerds. Tonya and Allison walk out to their driveway, their laughing about something. They stop when they notice Jana as she lets out a loud screech as she marches down the street, followed by Larry and Tonya scoffs.

TONYA:

What the hell?! (Scoffs) What's with the nerds? (Allison shrugs) Well never mind, lets just go check out the park.

Tonya and Allison walk out of frame. Cut to; A blank brick wall obviously viewed by a black and white video camera. Then Dominic steps into the frame followed by Charlie and they lean against the wall in a very nonchalant way. As they talk their voices become audible when the black and white footage suddenly turns to color.

DOMINIC:

What?! (Scoffs) Man you were laying next to Tonya in her bed and you didn't make your move complete?

CHARLIE:

No, because it was too awkward. (Aloof) It's evidently way too soon.

DOMINIC:

You stupid coward. (Chuckles) She let you lay in her bed next to her, you should have at least tried to kiss her.

CHARLIE:

Not yet, we just met. (Sharply) You haven't tried to kiss Allison have you? That would be understandable.

DOMINIC:

It's not the same with Allison, she's shy and innocent.

CHARLIE:

What the hell is that supposed to mean?!

Dominic lets out a naughty laugh and this of course makes Charlie very angry.

DOMINIC:

Aw, come on?! (Matter of fact) Tonya? The guitar, the motorcycle, the cut off's and all that black leather.

CHARLIE:

Shut up you nimrod, she went to an all girl school. (Sighs) So there is not much of a chance she's ever... (Stops himself) In fact she told me two lesbians in her old school tried to get into her panties but she got angry at them for it.

DOMINIC:

Really? (Ponders this for a moment) So in a some ways that's a good sign for you but... In another way... 3 girl action! Whoo!

CHARLIE:

Aw shut up, you hedonistic deviant! (Scoffs) Besides you don't know if either of us could handle more than one female or not.

DOMINIC:

Maybe not but it would fun trying. (Evil snicker) Well just because she's straight doesn't mean she's innocent. (Charlie gives him a dirty look) But the real question we have to ask is did she have to wear one of the uniforms? (Fanciful) You know the short plaid skirt, with the white top and the knee high socks?

CHARLIE:

I don't know, I didn't ask her about that. (Flustered thinking about it) Oh man, I hope so! (Getting more excited) Tonya would look so hot in that!

They notice Tonya walking out of a shop and walking to her motorcycle, they decide to walk up to her.

TONYA:

Hey, what are you two doing here?

DOMINIC:

Not much. (In anticipation) So Charlie told me you went to an all girls school? (Tonya nods) Well it's that interesting Charlie?

TONYA:

No it totally sucked. (Waspishly) Too many rules and I couldn't wear anything I wanted, I had to wear a stupid uniform.

Dominic snickers, while Charlie gets more ecstatic as he ponders this a moment looking Tonya over.

CHARLIE:

The white shirt and knee socks, with the short plaid skirt. (Sighs) The black loafers and the red jacket.

TONYA:

Well you're almost right. (Mater of fact) The jacket is navy but both are standard issue. (Charlie grins) Why, what's the big deal about it?

CHARLIE:

Mmm! (Adoring) So do you still have it and are there any images of you wearing that uniform anywhere?

TONYA:

Unfortunately, there are many. (Groans) I hated wearing that outfit, the wool in the plaid skirt itches my legs. I had to wear a slip under it. (Sharply) I couldn't wait until I got home to take that thing off. (Charlie's jaw drops) Look I really have to go now, see you two later. 

Tonya gets on her motorcycle, puts on her helmet and takes off as Dominic slaps a drooling Charlie on the back.

DOMINIC:

Snap out of it, dude. (Scoffs) She's gone.

Charlie only lets out a deep longing sigh. Cut to; Jasmyn and Allison standing out on the Nimon garage as Tonya pulls in on her motorcycle. She parks it and gets off to talk to them, as she takes off her helmet.

TONYA:

So you're Dominic's sister, huh? (Jasmyn nods) I think my cousin here has a thing for your brother.

JASMYN:

Ew! (Shudders) Please say it isn't so?

ALLISON:

I think he's cute.

Jasmyn and Tonya look at each other, they both wince at the thought.

TONYA:

Not to offend either one of you but Dominic is a skinny, puny little runt.

JASMYN:

Yeah Allison, you can do much better than my obnoxious twin bother.

Allison crosses her arms and pouts, Tonya rolls her motorcycle into the garage.

FULL FRAME TITLE: Deep from the Darkness a Small Pool of Light Shines.

The moon shines full and bright in the star filled sky. Cut to: Tonya asleep and she is obviously having another nightmare. Cut to a Black and white scene; From the clouded darkness she runs out, as the sound of a long sharp knife blade rings out behind her. She falls down and sees a gloved hand with the knife above her, the knife swipes past her. She whimpers as she gets back to her feet and runs again but she finds herself in the cemetery right in front of her parents headstones. The figure with the knife looms closer to her, she turns and sees the flash of the knife. Lightning strikes and she turns to run again as the rain starts to fall around her, she falls again but someone's hand helps her up again. She looks up to see only a light coming from a the gates before her, she walks towards it but wakes up before she gets there. Cut to: Marilyn walks in on Allison and Tonya as they have breakfast, she has a couple of shopping bags.

MARILYN:

I know school doesn't start for awhile but I went ahead and got both of you some school supplies.

Allison gets up and hugs her mother for a moment but Tonya just leans back in her chair.

TONYA:

Thanks aunt Marilyn but I'd like to get my own clothes. (Dryly) You don't mind, do you?

MARILYN:

No, in fact I'll let you and Allison do that on your own. (To Allison) I trust your good judgement.

TONYA:

Don't worry about it, we don't have the same taste. (Smirks) Isn't that right Allison? (Allison shrugs) See?

MARILYN:

Fine then. (Pauses) I have to go to work, both of you be good. (Exits)

TONYA:

You're mother thinks I'm a bad influence on you cousin. (Someone knocks at the door) Could you get the door? (Allison nods) Thanks cousin. 

Allison goes to the door and when she opens the door Charlie is there.

CHARLIE:

Hi Allison. (Clears throat) Can I come in?

Allison gestures for him to walk inside, she shuts the door behind him and he sits across from Tonya.

TONYA:

Allison do you have any of that breakfast you made left? (Allison shakes her head) I hope you didn't want any.

CHARLIE:

That's okay, I ate already. (Tonya takes a sip of her coffee) I was wondering if I could ask you something.

TONYA:

You can always ask but my answer might be no. (Puts her coffee cup down) So out with it Chuckles.

CHARLIE:

Could we hang out together today? (Genuinely intrigued by Tonya's visible resistance) I mean, I could show you around the town?

TONYA:

Been there, done that. (Scoffs) But if you want to hang out with us today, that's cool.

CHARLIE:

Um, I was hoping you Tonya, could come over to my house? (Hopeful) My parents are still gone and we could use the hot tub.

TONYA:

You have a hot tub? (Charlie nods) Well I'm up for that and I'm sure Allison will be too, if you invite Dominic over. (Smirks) She likes him.

CHARLIE:

I got news for you, he likes her too. (To Allison) He's all alone tonight. (Smirks) Why don't you go and share the pleasure of your company with him?

ALLISON:

I could do that, if you don't mind? (Charlie shakes his head no) How about you, Tonya?

TONYA:

Just go but Allison, leave your clothes on. Capice? (Smirks) I wouldn't want to have to hurt stick boy.

ALLISON:

Excuse me but Dominic is a gentleman.

CHARLIE:

Yeah, sure he is. (Snickers) Only to the point where he might stop sometime after you say no.

Embarrassed Allison hides her face in both her hands, this makes Tonya chuckle.

TONYA:

Look at her, she's about to turn beet red. (Allison walks out the front door) Charlie, I'll be right over after I change.

Tonya stands up and Charlie is a bit shocked that his plan has worked thus far.

CHARLIE:

Um? (Smiles) Okay, I guess I'll go home and wait for you then.

Cut to; Dominic opens his front door to see Allison standing there, they both smile at each other.

ALLISON:

Mind if I come in?

DOMINIC:

Mind? (Takes Allison's hand) No I don't mind at all, by all means make yourself at home.

Allison walks past Dominic and sits on the sofa next to the fireplace, he joins her.

ALLISON:

Um, so what do you want to do?

Dominic answers Allison fast with a lip lock, she pushes at him but he persists and she girly slaps at him.

DOMINIC:

Yeah! (Allison is shocked) You're a little feisty, aren't you? (She recoils and blushes) Oh and shy.

ALLISON:

Don't. (Dominic holds her hands in his) Maybe I should go home.

DOMINIC:

Maybe you shouldn't.

Dominic kisses Allison again but this time he ends up leaning her backwards on the sofa, he's on top of her. Just then his sister Jasmyn walks in on them, she clears her throat and they sit up quickly.

JASMYN:

Ew! (Repulsed) Hey you two just met, what the hell are you doing?

DOMINIC:

None of your business, 'sis. (Huffs) Why are you here, I thought you were going to spend the night with Violet?

JASMYN:

Well yeah but then she made me mad so I came home.

ALLISON:

I'll just go home now too. (Exits)

DOMINIC:

You ought to go to your room and if you know what's good for you! (Shouts) I better not catch you out of it the rest of the night!

JASMYN:

Bite me, brother dear. (Exits)

DOMINIC:

Damn it!

Cut to; Close up of bubbles in a hot tub, then a pan across as Tonya walks towards Charlie in his back yard, she has a towel wrapped around her. She stops right in front of him and they look at each other for a beat, then he looks her over.

CHARLIE:

Are you wearing anything under that towel?

Charlie stares in awe at Tonya as every move she makes seems to be for a calculated effect. She slowly slides her towel down to the ground revealing her black bikini, as his jaw drops and his eyes bug out. A breeze blows her long brown hair back as she makes her way to the hot tub and the hot steam starts to shine on her body. She looks magnificent as she steps into the water, he joins her as she sinks inside of it and extends her arms out to the sides on the hot tub.

TONYA:

Yes! (Groans as she shuts her eyes) This feels so good.

Charlie grins as he watches her relax, she laments sinking in the hot water a few more times and he bites his bottom lip.

CHARLIE:

That's it, just relax. (To himself) Yes, now I can make my big move!

Charlie leans in to kiss Tonya but just as he's only an inch away, her eyes pop open.

TONYA:

Not going to happen.

Tonya Dunks Charlie under the water for a beat, then she gets out of the hot tub, he looks at her.

CHARLIE:

You didn't have to try to drown me!

TONYA:

You didn't have to try to snake a kiss from me either! (Huffs) I suggest you go in and take an ice cold shower.

Charlie watches Tonya as she walks away, he leans over the side and groans in absolute frustration.

FULL FRAME TITLE: The signs are there but...

Allison and Tonya sit in front of Marilyn.

MARILYN:

I made out a list of chores for each of you to do this week and I posted it up in the garage for you.

TONYA:

Why do we have to do them?

MARILYN:

Oh come on, I'm not asking that much from you. (Sighs) I also have to go to work, see you two later on.

As Marilyn leaves Tonya gets a wicked grin that makes Allison raise her eyebrows in wonder.

TONYA:

Before you ask me, yes I do have an idea. (Smirks) It seems to me that we could... (Sly tone) Perhaps use a little of our feminine wiles to sucker the neighbor fellows to do this work done for us. (Allison blinks) I'll make this easy for you, watch and learn. (Sighs) I'll start and you can join me once I get rolling.

Cut to; Wade, Charlie, Eric, Dominic and Anton standing around in the Bradford's back yard talking. They stop when Tonya clears her throat, they look at her and Allison. Both girls pose in their own manner, they get all the guys attention doing so.

ANTON:

Oh hi. (Slyly to the other guys) It's our new neighbors Tonya and Allison.

WADE:

Whoa! (To Dominic) These babes life close by here? (Dominic nods) Brutal, I wish I lived in this neighborhood.

TONYA:

Hello. (Brazenly) How much would it cost me and my cousin to have couple of you strong fellows do a few measly chores for us? Hum?

Allison only smiles as lame attempt to be even half as flirty as her cousin. But it works anyway as Dominic, Charlie, Eric and Wade all grin. Anton just stands there unaffected, he's the only guy who knows what's going on as Tonya winks at Allison. Cut to; Jasmyn eating at the kitchen table when Anton walks in alone.

JASMYN:

Hey, four-eyes. (Not even looking at Anton) What are you and the rest of my brothers goofball friends doing?

ANTON:

The goofballs are all over helping Tonya and Allison with their chores.

JASMYN:

So why aren't you over there? (Waits for an answer from Anton but it's not forthcoming) Why Anton?

ANTON:

I'm not that gullible and besides I'm already interested in someone else.

JASMYN:

Humph! (Alarmed) Who?!

ANTON:

Why do you care, Jasmyn? (Fishing) I thought you didn't like me very much?

JASMYN:

Um, I didn't say I cared or that I didn't like you. (Finally looks at Anton) I merely asked out of morbid curiosity.

ANTON:

Oh, okay then. (Hinting) Let me just say she doesn't know how I feel about her and I'm still wondering how she really feels about me.

JASMYN:

Uh, huh. (Impatiently) Is it by chance anyone I know, Anton?

ANTON:

You know her alright. (Equivocally) She's spicy and smart but that's I'm going to say.

JASMYN:

Oh really? (Thinking) Please let it be me! Please! Please!

ANTON:

Yeah. (Tries to conceal his true feelings for Jasmyn) Anyway, what are you up to today?

JASMYN:

Nothing much, my parents don't want me to leave the house.

ANTON:

What are you grounded? (Jasmyn nods) For how long?

JASMYN:

Does it matter? (Scoffs) It's not like I ever get to do anything I want. (Bitter) Unlike precious Dominic. (Growls) Brat, he gets to do pretty much what he wants and my parents never blink an eye at him. (Heavy sigh) But not me, no way.

ANTON:

Well if you want I can hang out with you? (Smiles) Maybe play a game or whatever?

JASMYN:

Um? (Shyly) I guess if you don't have anything better to do with your time.

ANTON:

Well it's either that or watch the rest of the guys fall all over themselves because of the girls next door.

FULL FRAME TITLE: News and Events

Tonya and Allison relax in a pair of lawn chairs, they high five each other. Pan back revealing Charlie, Dominic, Wade and Eric doing various chores in the yard for them. Tonya gets up to bend over and pick up the hose. When she does this Charlie as he trims the bushes with a pair of clippers notices her derriere and he doesn't notice that he chops off a big area of the bush he's cutting. She turns and sprays him with water from it, he yelps.

TONYA:

Charlie! (Dominant tone) Pay attention to what you are doing!

Charlie turns to see what he did to the bush he cut, he kicks at the huge part he cut off acting nonchalant about it.

CHARLIE:

Oh that? (Tonya nods) That was going to die anyway. (Dropping the act) I'm sorry Tonya.

TONYA:

I think it might grow enough to cover that up but until then it will look odd.

CHARLIE:

Is there anything I can do to make it up to you, Tonya?

TONYA:

As a matter of fact there is, I would like you to...

Movement sounds behind the fence interrupts Tonya, she look towards the fence but sees nothing at first. Then she notices a bit of short red hair popping up from the other side. Cut to; Behind the fence where a news crew sits in wait, it's Brook Swift.

SOUND MAN:

Sound check, return to Valhalla. (Pauses) Return to Valhalla. (To Brook) Brook we are ready to roll.

BROOK:

That's Ms. Swift to you sound monkey. (Scoffs) Now lets go.

As Tonya walks towards the fence Brook and the camera man start crawling over the fence.

TONYA:

What the hell?! (Takes a step back) Paparazzi!

Tonya takes another step back as from the camera's point of view gets her and Brook into a skewed angle. Tonya puts her hand up to the camera and is making protesting sounds but Brook moves her hand away from the camera.

BROOK:

Here's Tonya Nimon now. (To Tonya with a smile) Tonya how did you feel when you found your parents murdered in your family home? (Tonya walks toward the hose again) How does it feel to be an orphan?

Tonya aims and blast Brook plus her news crew with cold water from the hose, they yelp as she comes closer.

TONYA:

This interview is over. (Puts her hand up to the camera again) Now get the hell out of here!

BROOK:

I'll ask you a few questions about your parents and how they were murdered. (Smiles) How do you feel...

TONYA:

How do I feel?! (Grabs the camera) This is how I feel you bitch!

Tonya crashes the camera to the ground and stomps in it as hard as she can, she then runs inside.

BROOK:

Grab that camera, we might be able to salvage some of the footage. (Motions to another camera man behind her) Did you get that William? (William nods) Great! (Smirks) Keep rolling, lets see what we can get!

A crew member heads for the broken camera as Charlie and the rest of Tonya's friends stop Brook in her tracks.

CHARLIE:

Hey! (Points in Brook's face) You leave Tonya alone or you'll deal with all of us!

BROOK:

Just a moment. (To the camera) Tonya Nimon has once again has declined an interview but perhaps some of her new friends will agree to speak with me about her. (Towards Allison) This is Allison Nimon she is the cousin of Tonya Nimon. (To Allison) Allison would you like to comment about your cousin? (Allison just walks away) I see, well at least she didn't break anything. (To Charlie) You live next door to Tonya Nimon, what do you know about her parents murder?

CHARLIE:

Wh... (Enraged) You hideous monster! (Shoves Brook) How dare you?! (Huffs) Why don't you fly out of here on your broom stick? (Brook scoffs as she shove the mic in his face) How would you like me to put my foot up your ass?

ERIC:

She looks like the type that would enjoy that too much. I think her pair are brass and bigger than any of ours.

SOUND MAN:

Hey she's just doing her job you little brat!

BROOK:

I can handle this, just do your job and shut up! (Smiles) Now would any of you like to talk about Tonya?

CHARLIE:

Look, we care about Tonya so we are not talking to you. (Scoffs) Do I make myself clear?

Charlie crosses his arms as the rest of his friends walk a few steps away from Brook.

BROOK:

Oh I think you do make yourself clear, young man. (Grins) You have a thing for Tonya Nimon don't you?

Charlie's jaw drops, he's in shock but he shakes himself out of it and walks away. Dominic gives Brook a dirty look.

DOMINIC:

What planet are you from?!

WADE:

Yeah, technically we just met these chicks. (Scoffs) We're not hitting the gas that fast.

BROOK:

Look kids, I want some facts! (Growls) Now what will it take for you to tell me something I should know?

ERIC:

I know something you should know. (Brook smiles) Never mix baking soda and vinegar feminine hygiene products.

Brook frowns then just walks away with her crew, Wade and Dominic laugh as Eric waves good bye.

FULL FRAME TITLE: Harvester of sorrow

Tonya is laying face down on her bed when Allison walks in with everyone else, she turns over on her back.

TONYA:

Just turn back around and... (Harsh tone) Get out!

CHARLIE:

We got rid of her, Tonya. (Heavy sigh) I'm sorry about...

TONYA:

Don't! (Huffs) All of you just leave me alone!

Tonya rolls on her side away from everyone and everyone exits her room except for Charlie.

CHARLIE:

Hey, I doubt you really want to be alone.

Charlie lays his hands on Tonya's side and rolls her over on her back.

TONYA:

What the hell do you think you are doing?! (Sits up) What part of get out don't you understand?!

CHARLIE:

Come on now? (Sighs) Under that tough girl shell there's a hurt little girl who needs someone to comfort her.

TONYA:

Wrong! (Growls) Under that is the burning rage of a volcano about to blow it's top! (Yells) If you don't get out!

CHARLIE:

Alright, I'll go but if you change your mind and want to talk. (Sighs) You know where to find me.

FULL FRAME TITLE: The games people play

Violet and Jasmyn sit around the kitchen table playing a card game with Allison when Tonya walks down stairs.

TONYA:

Nobody say a word to me about the press. (Sits at the table) I'll just watch you play whatever these cards are.

JASMYN:

It's a roll playing card game. (Smiles) It's a spoof on soap opera scenarios. (Tonya smirks) You put three decks yourself then play other players. (Sighs) One deck is for characters, then tragic events and plot twist.

Tonya picks up the box lid and looks it over with a scoff.

VIOLET:

Tonya don't you want to join us?

TONYA:

Why? (Puts down the lid) Don't you think my life already has too many tragic events and plot twist in it as it is?

JASMYN:

Good point. (Sighs) Lets just play Violet. (Picks up a card from each deck) I have Karen the waitress, she's in a car crash but the plot twist is she falls in love with her doctor. (Smiles) Anyone have a doctor in their hand?

ALLISON:

I do. (Pauses) I have Joel the doctor but too bad for you he goes on vacation and the cruise ship sinks.

VIOLET:

Wait! (Smirks) I have Jack the Captain, he saves somebody's life but this person has amnesia.

TONYA:

Gee, I wish I had amnesia. (Stands up) I'm going for a walk, anything beats watching this silly card game.

Juxtapose; Tonya is walking down a street with only a few dim lights when she passes by a few guys sitting on a stoop.

GUY ONE:

Hey girlie, there's a toll for walking down our street.

Tonya ignores then until they follow behind her and one grabs her by the arms, she smirks.

TONYA

There is also a toll for putting your filthy hands on me.

Tonya fights off this guy and stands ready to fight them all.

GUY TWO:

Check her out, she thinks she's tough enough to fight us all. (Laughs with the other guys) I like the fiery ones.

GUY THREE:

Why don't we wear her down? (Scoffs) Then she won't fight us off when we have some fun with her.

TONYA:

Someone needs to teach you wart faced buffoons to respect females. (The guys laugh) I'll be happy to teach you and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand me.

GUY FOUR:

Hey we can't let her get away with talking to us like that! (Growls) Get her!

TONYA:

Then again why bother with mere words? (Motions with her hand) The time for talk is over.

These guys go to fight Tonya but she ends up putting then flat on their backsides, they stand up to face her again.

GUY TWO:

Hey how'd she do that to us?! (To Tonya) You can't get away with that!

Tonya notices a two by four leaning on a wall beside a dumpster, she kicks it and breaks it into with one shot.

TONYA:

I suggest you little boys run off before I really lose my temper.

The group of guys stand for a moment with their jaws dropped, then they turn and run away like roaches.

FULL FRAME TITLE: Gracias amigos

Charlie, Wade, Anton, Eric and Dominic sit around talking on one of those cement park tables.

ANTON:

But if you think about it her poem she read a the coffee house make since now.

ERIC:

No wonder she's so... (Stops himself as Charlie glares at him) Tempestuous.

CHARLIE:

Look, Tonya has had a bad hand at life so far but I think it's clear she needs at least one friend.

DOMINIC:

As in the black haired boy who lives right next door to her? (Scoffs) Who wants to start out as, "Just friends?"

WADE:

Hey if you don't go after her Charlie, I will. (Charlie gives him a dirty look) Don't look at me like that.

CHARLIE:

Then shut up! (Huffs) Don't even think about my friend like that!

DOMINIC:

Hey just stay away from the blonde, I already kissed her. (Holding up two fingers) Twice.

ERIC:

You lie like a cheap rug.

ANTON:

No it's true, Jasmyn told me how she walked on on you two locking lips.

CHARLIE:

You dog! How did you manage to pull that off?

DOMINIC:

I just did it and I got slapped but I kissed her again. (Smirks) She gave in and if it weren't for my sister...

WADE:

You would have been slapped again. (Chuckles) Besides I might take her off your hands as well and your sister.

DOMINIC:

Wade, you lay one hand on my sister or Allison and I'll put my foot up your ass.

Wade sees Tonya walking towards them on the sidewalk, he taps Charlie on the shoulder.

WADE:

Hey Charlie? (Sarcastically) Here comes your girlfriend now. (Scoffs) Yeah, right.

CHARLIE:

Man, I'm going to kick your ass if you don't shut up. (Tonya walks up) Oh hi Tonya.

REST OF THE GROUP:

(In unison) Oh hi Tonya.

TONYA:

Is this all of you do is just hang out doing nothing all night long?

WADE:

I can think of one thing I'd rather be doing. (Winks at Tonya) So how about we go do it, baby?

CHARLIE:

Hey don't talk to her like that, you nimrod!

TONYA:

That's okay Charlie. (Smirks) Wade looks like more of the do it yourself type to me.

CHARLIE:

Stick a fork in Wade because he's done. (Laughs) Good burn Tonya.

WADE:

Hey Tonya, for your information I've had many girlfriends.

TONYA:

They don't count if they had stables in their navels.

All the other guys laugh as Wade gets very steamed at Tonya.

WADE:

I could give you names of my X-girlfriends then you will know the truth.

TONYA:

Well if you did have any girlfriends in the past I can see why they aren't with you any longer. (Scoffs) You're trying to prove something to yourself that you'll never be able to do, if you stay on the path you're on.

WADE:

Oh yeah and what's that?

TONYA:

I'll put it to you this way, a dog that tries to hump many legs only ends up getting swatted away.

CHARLIE:

Dude, she's got you pegged. (To Tonya) He always gets dumped.

ANTON:

The first five girls in a row dumped him cold.(Smirks) The last two are the biggest tramps in our school, so...

ERIC:

Been there done that. (Grins) Any guy can get lucky with those two chicks.

CHARLIE:

Yeah you two were lucky you didn't catch anything from them.

WADE:

Well at least me and Eric aren't virgins like the three of you.

By the look on her face Tonya isn't too sure this is true until Charlie, Anton and Dominic blush.

TONYA:

Well, well, well. (Snickers) I wouldn't have ever guessed that.

ERIC:

If Jana had her way Charlie wouldn't be. (Charlie cringes) She has it bad for 'ol Charlie here.

CHARLIE:

I'd rather eat broken glass than to even... (Chokes) No way, she's a freak show.

TONYA:

What's with this girl? (Scoffs) It sounds like she has a huge crush on you Charlie, what's so bad about that?

CHARLIE:

You want the whole list or just the top top chapters?

DOMINIC:

Just wait, she usually shows up at least once a week to pull some stunt or another.

TONYA:

Perhaps later we can talk about it but I have to go to bed soon, I'm beat. (Waves) Bye.

The rest of the guys watch Charlie as he watches Tonya walk away, they snicker at him.

DOMINIC:

You can stop looking now, she's gone. (Scoffs) Charlie you have it so bad for her.

CHARLIE:

Shut up! (Blushes) I was not drooling over Tonya Nimon, I like her as a friend but that's all.

WADE:

Then why are you blushing?

DOMINIC:

And you like us for friends Charlie but you don't drool over us. (Smirks) At least I hope not.

ERIC:

We can find out if he likes her or not. (To Charlie) What would you do if Tonya stripped right in front of you.

WADE:

Yeah, nothing but a smile. (Charlie blushes again) You're thinking about it right now, aren't you?

ANTON:

That explains why he was looking for the binoculars and why he pulled out his old drum set from the attic.

CHARLIE:

So what?! (Scoffs) That doesn't prove anything!

DOMINIC:

I think it does and... (Suddenly notices Jana walking towards them) Red alert, Jana is closing in fast.

Charlie gets up obviously to run away but it's too late Jana is right there to stop him from going anywhere.

JANA:

I've been looking all over for you.

CHARLIE:

Keep looking. (Narrows his eyes) What part of leave me alone don't you understand?!

JANA:

Oh Charlie, when am I going to wear you down enough for you to be my boyfriend?

CHARLIE:

(Sarcastically) My mission in life, right after I have a lobotomy. (Smirks) Give it up Jana, I cannot stand you.

JANA:

I know you don't mean that. (Snorts a laugh) If you go on a date with me, I'll let you do anything you want to me.

CHARLIE:

As tempting as throwing you to the sharks would be. (Smug) It's still not worth anyone seeing us together.

Charlie marches away in a huff as Jana watches him, then she turns to his friends.

JANA:

Do you think I should go over to his place?

WADE:

Why yes I do. (Chuckles) But let us take care of something first.

JANA:

Um, sure. (Snorts a laugh) I'll be over there in an hour, that will give me enough time to look my best. (Exits)

ANTON:

Wade, what the hell? (Wade bursts out laughing) Oh you're going to pull a joke on Jana, huh?

WADE:

On Charlie and Tonya too. (Sly tone) What do you think Jana will do if she sees them talking? Alone together.

ERIC:

Wade you are such a sadistic bastard. (Pauses then snickers) Don't ever change man.

FULL FRAME TITLE: *#@%&?!

Charlie opens his door to Wade and the rest of his friends, the pull him outside.

CHARLIE:

Hey?! (Backs up) What's going on?

WADE:

Don't ask questions, just wait here.

Wade walks over to the Nimon garage where Tonya is waxing her guitar, he motions to her.

TONYA:

What are you doing here? (Groans) I'm busy, go away.

WADE:

No problem. (Snickers) Bye.

Wade turns on his heals and walks across the street, Eric follows him.

CHARLIE:

Anton, what the hell is going on?!

ANTON:

Nothing. (To Dominic) Let's go.

Anton and Dominic walk across the street to join the other two, then Tonya walks out of her garage and notices Charlie.

WADE:

I knew she would come out to see if I was still lurking about. (Smirks) Now watch. (Tonya walks up to Charlie) The trap has been set with the cheese, now we have to wait for the mouse.

Jana comes down the street, she stops in her tracks as she sees Tonya talking to Charlie and her jaw drops.

DOMINIC:

Conformed target locked and loaded. (Jana stomps her foot) Ready to attack target, right about now.

ANTON:

Uh, oh. (Slowly) This is not going to be pretty.

An enraged Jana marches up to Charlie and Tonya, there's a various lot of random ad lib yelling between the three of them.

ERIC:

I wish I had some popcorn.

The group laugh as Tonya pushes past Jana and goes back to her place in a huff, then Charlie wags his finger at Jana.

WADE:

And gentlemen this is why I am the prince of pranks.

Charlie storms inside as Jana has a hissy fit, then she sees Allison walk out of the Nimon garage on top of it.

ERIC:

Could this get any better?

DOMINIC:

I better go save Allison from Jana's wrath.

Dominic runs back across the street just before Jana gets to Allison, they go into his house.

ALLISON:

Okay, who is that nut?

DOMINIC:

Let me explain. (Sighs) No, let me sum it up. (Smirks) That's Jana Ault, she has a huge crush on Charlie but he cannot stand her. (Pauses) She however refuses to give up trying to get him to be her boyfriend.

ALLISON:

And I think he likes Tonya.

DOMINIC:

He won't admit it but I know he does. (Snickers) What about Tonya, how does she feel about him?

ALLISON:

I don't know.

DOMINIC:

Well one thing is for sure, Jana don't like the fact that you two live next door to him.

FULL FRAME TITLE: Could you repeat the question?

Tonya walks to answer the door as someone knocks on it persistently, she open it to Charlie.

TONYA:

Oh it's you. (Rough tone) Scram.

Tonya starts to shut the door on Charlie but her worms his way inside and faces her.

CHARLIE:

Look, I'm sorry about Jana but it's not fair of you to blame me for what she does.

TONYA:

Fair?! (Scoffs) Let me give you a little bit of wisdom to take through life. (Sighs) Nothing in life is fair.

CHARLIE:

I can understand how you feel but...

Tonya shoves Charlie in anger, thus interrupting him in the process

TONYA:

How dare you?! (Pained) How could you possibly understand how I feel? (Trying not to cry) Both of your parents are alive and mine are... (Crying but trying to remain tough) Just get out!

Tonya sits at the table with her head down crying her eyes out, Charlie sits next to her and puts his arm around her.

CHARLIE:

What kind of a louse would I be if I left you crying by yourself.

Tonya lifts her head up to face Charlie, he wipes the wet tears from her face with his finger tips.

TONYA:

You better not tell anyone you saw me like this or I'll give you something to cry about.

Charlie now just holds Tonya's face in his hands looking directly in her eyes.

CHARLIE:

Wow! (Almost in disbelief) Your eyes are as blue as the sky on clear summer day.

Tonya pulls away from Charlie and a very uncomfortable silence happens for a beat but then she stands up.

TONYA:

I'm not up to any "getting to know you" chit-chat. (Sighs) So could you please just go home?

CHARLIE:

Oh man, I hope I didn't sound that mindless and boring to you?

TONYA:

I didn't mean it like that. (Turns away from Charlie) I just want to be alone.

CHARLIE:

You say that but I don't believe you really do. (Pauses) It seems to me you've been left alone too much.

Tonya turns to face Charlie as she narrows her eyes, her anger returns in the form of a growl.

TONYA:

Get out! (Points to the door) Now!

Charlie shakes his head, then winces as Tonya slams the door just after he steps outside.

CHARLIE:

Damn it! (Yells at Tonya through the door) Look I'm sorry, okay?!

Charlie waits for Tonya to open the door but it's not forthcoming, so he walks out of frame.

FULL FRAME TITLE: Convenience store and brimstone

Close up of a white name tag with the name "Hugo" sewn in red on a blue shirt. A clerk lifts the metal shutter protecting a convenience store from theft revealing the door. He opens it and goes inside a one old guy who was waiting go in as well, then Jana enters the dark store looking around. Suddenly, the lights flick on, revealing the interior of the convenience store. A customer comes in and walks to the counter, he stands there. He waits, looks around for a clerk, looks down the aisles. The clerk comes from the back, he starts the coffee and other machines. The old guy goes to the bathroom in back.

CUSTOMER:

Hello? (Sighs) Hey pal, how long are you gonna make me wait?

CLERK:

Well technically the store doesn't open for five more minutes. (Grumbles) But as a clerk I guess I can add an extra five minutes to my eight hour day of serving the demanding public. (Walks behind the counter) How may I help you?

CUSTOMER:

You can't! (Walking out) A monkey could jockey that register better than you wise-ass!

The customer leaves in an angry huff as the old guy walks from the back, he leaves too.

CLERK:

Oh yeah, this day is going to be just glorious.

The clerk lets out a loud sigh as he sits and waits for someone to come to the counter. Charlie and Anton walk in and Jana sneaks around to watch them without their knowledge, however she knocks over a display and they see her then.

JANA:

Oops! (Stand up) Hi Charlie.

CLERK:

Hey moronic nerd girl, if anything is broken you have to pay for it.

CHARLIE:

Jana, what do I have to do or say to get you to leave me the hell alone?! (Sighs) I don't want you following me around and to be absolutely honest with you I don't want you on the same planet as me.

JANA:

Oh Charlie. (Laughs with a snort) You're such a bad liar. (Smiles) I know you want me.

CHARLIE:

Yeah, I want you off my back. (Rolls his eyes) So get lost!

Jana stomps her foot and storms out in a huge huff.

CLERK:

She's as twisted as a corkscrew.

Charlie and Anton look at the clerk, then nod in agreement. FIN