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The Script

March 15, 2011
By el-oh-el PLATINUM, Maloney Gardens, Other
el-oh-el PLATINUM, Maloney Gardens, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson

Narrator: Always the quiet one, diligent, obedient; that was Kimerberly. The perfect student. She worked while others played.
[scene] Kim sitting, studying while others run about, make noise and talk loudly.
Fade Out.
Narrator: Until one day when that all changed.
[scene] Kim walking down corridor, hurrying to class when Stephen bumps into her, knocking her books to the floor. Both bend to pick them up and their hands touch...
Kim: I’m sorry.
Stephen: No it’s my fault.
[scene] Stephen smiles (captivatingly). Kim rushes to class. Stephen watches her go.
Fade Out.
Narrator: His attraction for Kim, blossomed.
[scene] Kim in class. Stephen walks in and hands teacher a note. Teacher examines note. Kim is excused.
Kim: (confused) Why am I being called to the office?
Stephen: You’re not.
[scene] The two walk down the corridor. Stephen holds her hand. Kim looks uncomfortable.
Stephen: I like you. A lot.
Kim: (silence)
[scene] Kim returns to class looking quiet bothered.
Voice In Kim’s Head(VIKH): Though she would never let on, his presence bothered her..not only emotionally but physically as well.
Narrator: Stephen is now everywhere she turns.
[scene] Kim walks past him in the corridor.
[scene] Kim sitting in classing. Stephen waving at her by the door.
Narrator: She tries to distract herself by drawing on her notebooks.
[scene] Kim draws hearts on her cover.
Narrator: Two weeks later..
[scene] Stephen gambling with friends. Kim approaches and hands him a piece of paper.
VIKH: She’s not quite sure why she’s doing this.
Stephen: What’s this? (unfolds paper.) (smiles.)
[scene] Zoom in on paper with words ‘Call me’ and Kim’s phone number. Kim walks away. Stephen’s friends give him props.
Narrator: They talked on the phone for hours and hours and hours.
[scene] Kim and Stephan on the phone laughing and talking.
Fade Out.
[scene] Kim in classing writing Stephen’s name on her books.
Narrator: They had been together a month and a half now and he was already having a negative effect on her life.
[scene] teacher handing out test papers. Kim receives hers.
Narrator: Her first C
[scene] zoom in on grade.
VIKH: She doesn’t care.
[scene] Kim proceeds to draw hearts on her test paper
Fade Out.
[scene] kim at soccer practice. In front goal post. Leaning against post, texting. Ball whips past her.
Opposing team: (cheers. High fives each other)
Kim team member 1: Kim! What was that?!
Team member 2: Get your head in the game!
Team member 3: Easy save Kim, easy save!
Fade out.
[scene] Stephen and friends out of class, liming.
Jack: Yo you hit it yet? (to Stephen)
Stephen: Nah man she aint like that. She’s different.
Tom: (laughs) You know you wanna tap that!
Group: ( Laughs)
Fade out.
[scene] Kim and Stephen holding hands walking home after school.
Narrator: The two had become inseparable.
[scene] Stephen kisses Kim goodbye.
Fade Out.
[scene] Kim and Stephen talking on the phone.
Stephen: I’ve...never felt this way before
Kim: me either
Stephen: I think...I love you
Kim: really?
Stephen: yeah
Fade Out.
[scene] Kim and Stephen kissing in the hallway. Kim walks into class.
Friends: OOOOOOH!!!!
Kim: What?
Friend A: I know that look
Friend B: yeah, you love him!
Kim: (blushes) whatever
Stacey: (enters room and says to class) Party. Saturday night. My place.
[scene] Kim and friends dancing at party. Stephen asks her to dance. They dance. Then get a drink.
Stephen: you look beautiful.
Kim: Thanks
[scene] they start making out.
Stephen: It’s getting noisy down here, let’s go somewhere quieter.
[scene] they walk up stairs, into a room and close the door.
A few minutes later.
Kim: I don’t think I’m ready...
Stephen: Don’t you love me?
Kim: Yeah...
Fade out.
Narrator: It’s been three weeks since the party and no one has seen nor heard from Stephen and Kim is worried out of her mind.
[scene] Jack pulls Kim away from her group of friends on her way to class.
Jack: (looks at the floor, says in a low voice) he’s in the hospital
Kim; OMG! What happened?
Jack: (meets her eyes) he’s got HIV
Kim: (gasp, tears well up in her eyes)
Jack: get yourself tested
Kim: for what?! Hiv? Who me!? (fake laugh)
Fade out.
Narrator: HIV has become a growing concern today In T&T especially in young people.
VIKH: Abstinence is key but if you MUST, then use a condom because it could happen to anyone like
Tall boy: me (point to self)
Short girl: or me (look away)
Tall girl: and me (point to self)
Short boy: or me (look down)
Teacher: and me (look at camera)
Principal: or me (look at camera)
Old person: even me (look at camera)
Group of students: And it can happen to you (point to camera)

The author's comments:
This is the first time I've ever written a script. Our school had to do a project about HIV/AIDS, to educate youths and I was the one to write the script...

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