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Rebel High

Season 1

Episode 6: “Green-Eyed Girl”

 

 

 

FADE IN:

 

INT. CONOR'S CAR - DAWN

 

Conor and Casey drive to the Country Club.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                How was your homecoming game last

                                                night?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (yawns)

                                                It was fun. We won.

 

He glances over at her.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Did you go out afterwards?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No, not really. I hung out with Jamie

                                                for a little bit, then I dropped her

                                                off and went straight to bed once I

                                                got back.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                She doesn't have her own car?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No, and even if she did, she's not old

                                                enough to drive.

 

Conor pulls up to the country club valet service.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Alright, we're here. You remember our

                                                deal?

 

She unbuckles her seatbelt and opens the door.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah, yeah.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

EXT. BEL AIR COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE - A MOMENT LATER

 

Casey and Conor stroll over to the entrance of the golf course, where Richard and his playing partner, Roger, wait for them with two golf carts.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Conor! Casey. It's good to see you.

 

He shakes their hands.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Casey, this is Roger. Another fine

                                    lawyer at the firm and head of the

                                                partners' committee.

 

She shakes his hand.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm very pleased to meet you.

                       

                                                            ROGER

                                                Bright and early, isn't it?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                The best time to play.

 

Richard claps his hands together.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Let's get started shall we? We're

                                                scheduled to start at the 3rd hole.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                After you.

 

Conor and Casey load their golf bags onto the extra cart and hop in.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

EXT. BEL AIR COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE – LATER

 

Casey, Conor, Richard, and Roger stand on the green as they take turns putting. Casey discreetly yawns as her dad sinks his shot. Her turn comes up in what looks like an easy shot. She swings and the ball drifts to the left of the hole.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (loudly)

                                                Ah, shit!

 

Conor looks mortified. Richard laughs heartily.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                That eagle got away from you.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                It's your follow through, you know.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                My follow through?

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Yeah, you start to twist your hands

                                                slightly at the end of your swing, and

                                                it rotates the head. That's why it

                                                goes to the side.

 

Conor starts to get ready for his shot.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I didn't notice.

 

He holds up a hand to stop Conor.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Try it again.

 

He tosses her a ball.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Alright.

 

She places the ball on the ground at the same spot and tries it again. This time it goes in.

                       

                                                            ROGER

                                                There you go.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I think it's my shoulder. I stressed

                                                it at rowing practice.

 

Conor gets out his pencil to write on the score card.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Casey.. four strokes.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Nah, give her 3. She's injured.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'll take 4 strokes and I'll still

                                                beat you all.

 

Richard and Roger laugh.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                I don't think so.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Want to bet?

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Sure.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                One hundred dollars.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Casey...

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                Hush, Conor. You're on, kid. You can't

                                                beat me.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I always win when the game is on the

                                                line.

 

She gives her dad a pointed glance.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Just like you said, right dad?

 

Richard puts a hand on her shoulder and guides her back to the golf carts as they start to move on the next hole.

                       

                                                            RICHARD

                                                You know, you do have an impressive

                                                swing. How's the golf program at Dean?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I haven't checked it out yet, but I

                                                think I'm going to pay the coach a

                                                visit...

 

Conor listens as he trails behind them, sullenly.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CONOR'S CAR – LATER

 

Conor and Casey are driving home. She's sleeping, resting her head on a rolled-up sweater against the car door.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Casey?

 

He looks over at her.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Case?

 

She doesn't wake up. At a red light, he turns to study her. She exhales and shifts in her sleep. The light turns green and he sighs before turning his attention back to the road.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CONOR'S CAR – LATER

 

Conor pulls up to the school and he reaches over shake her shoulder.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Casey, we're here.

 

She blinks slowly and yawns.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                You up?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Call me when you're done. I'll come

                                                pick you up.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (mumbles)

                                                Ok.

 

She opens the door and steps out.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. PLAYHOUSE – LATER

 

People gather their scripts and things to get ready to leave.

                       

                                                            PERRY

                                                Alright, everyone. We're going to pick

                                                it up right where we left off on

                                                Wednesday. We've got a lot more to

                                                work on, the canceled rehearsal last

                                                time really threw us off.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

EXT. PLAYHOUSE - AFTERNOON

 

The cast empties out of the Playhouse. Jamie grabs onto Casey's arm.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Hey, you ok?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (rubs her eyes)

                                                Yeah, I'm fine. I'm just really,

                                                really tired.

 

Jamie brushes a lock of hair away from Casey's face.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                What time did you wake up this

                                                morning?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I think 3:30 or 4. And then after golf

                                                I came straight here.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Go home and sleep.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Nah, I only have a couple hours before

                                                I have to get ready for the party. If

                                                I fall asleep now, I won't wake up

                                                until tomorrow.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Maybe you need to. You've been running

                                                yourself ragged all week.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No, I haven't.

 

Jamie starts to tick off her fingers.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                You stayed up late for that paper. You

                                                stayed up late on the phone with

                                                Shannon on Wednesday. You stayed up

                                                late to go out on Thursday. You stayed

                                                up late last night.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Hey, I got an 'A' on that paper.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (exasperatedly)

                                                Casey...

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (petulantly)

                                                But I promised everyone I'd be there.

 

Casey pouts and Jamie can't help but smile.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok. Just don't.. overdo it, ok?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Alright. I wish you were gonna be

                                                there with me tonight, though.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I'll see you tomorrow. You can last

                                                until then, right?

 

Casey pouts again.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (laughs)

                                                Yes, you can.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Well, maybe, but I'll be counting the

                                                hours.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok.

 

Clark comes up to them.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                You ready James?

 

Casey's cell phone rings. She pulls it out and glances at the caller ID.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                That's my dad, I gotta go.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok. Have fun.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I will.

 

She kisses Jamie goodbye.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'll see you. Later, Clark.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Later.

 

She heads out the gate. Clark wiggles his eyebrows at Jamie.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Oooh.

 

Jamie blushes and shoves his shoulder.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Shut up.

                                               

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S CAR – NIGHT

 

Casey pulls up nearby Mia's house and parks. She glances at herself in her rear-view mirror before getting out.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. MIA'S HOUSE – NIGHT

 

Loud music blasts in the living room, where a large group of people in various costumes dance in the middle of the room. Casey enters the crowded house, wearing jeans, boots, a Western stitched shirt with a white tank underneath, and a black Stetson hat. Mia swoops down upon her immediately, wearing her Wonder Woman costume and holding a colorful drink.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Check you out.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Me? Check you out, Wonder Woman.

 

Mia flicks her hair over her shoulder.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I still think a cowgirl is sexier than

                                                Wonder Woman. Especially with that

                                                Southern drawl of yours.

 

Casey steps closer.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (sultry)

                                                Oh, so you like this Southern drawl of

                                                mine, do you, darlin'?

 

Mia closes her eyes and puts a hand over her heart.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                For the love of Christ, Casey. Don't

                                                do that.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                But you just said you liked it.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (grins)

                                                I like it too much. Take it down a

                                                notch.

 

Casey touches the brim of her hat.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                Yes, ma'am. What is that?

 

She points to Mia's drink.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I don't know. Tropical something.

                                                Caleb made it.

 

She hands it to Casey who takes a sip.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                That's good.

 

Casey hands it back.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Meagan's looking for you.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Crap. She's going to challenge me to

                                                that drinking game, isn't she?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Told you not to tease her at dinner

                                                the other day.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You gotta help me. Convince her to

                                                table it until another time.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (grins)

                                                Why? You can't do it?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm handicapped. I'm so tired I'm

                                                about to pass out right now, stone

                                                cold sober. Well, not stone cold. That

                                                stuff you're drinking is loaded.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Hmm. I'll help, but you gotta do

                                                something for me.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Like what?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I don't know yet, but I'll come up

                                                with something eventually.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                Deal.

 

They shake on it.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Hey, Casey!

 

Meagan comes up to them.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                (grins)

                                                Cowboy, take me away. Damn.

 

She adjusts Casey's collar who smiles bashfully.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                That was the perfect idea, Mia. Nice

                                                work.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                She looks hot, doesn't she?

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Totally.

 

Casey clears her throat.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Uh, can we not talk about me like I'm

                                                not standing right here?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Oh, shush, you. Don't think I don't

                                                see you blushing.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (defensively)

                                                It's hot in here.

 

Mia pinches her cheek.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                If you say so.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                C'mon and dance, you guys.

 

Mia and Casey look at each other and laugh as Meagan drags them both into the crowd.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. MIA'S HOUSE - AN HOUR LATER

 

Casey negotiates her way through the people scattered throughout the house. Caleb intercepts her.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                Hey, Casey.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Hey, how's it going?

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                I like your costume. If only you were

                                                a guy.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You're not so bad yourself, Cal.

 

She gestures to his long, lack trenchcoat and dark sunglasses.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You would've made a better Neo in that

                                                damn movie.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                No way. Keanu Reeves was hot in that

                                                movie. Tall, dark and handsome is my

                                                type.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Oh, yeah? I might know a guy.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                I'm kinda taking it easy for now.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (shrugs)

                                                Fair enough.

 

They head into the kitchen.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. MIA'S KITCHEN – CONTINUOUS

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                You want me to make you a drink?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Nah. I'm going without tonight.

 

He grabs a bottle of Seagram's 7 and a bottle of Seven-up.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                So the big tournament is coming up.

                                                You nervous?

 

She hops up onto the counter.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I don't get nervous.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                What do you predict?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I think Harbor might give us some

                                                trouble this time. They're pissed off

                                                about our last match. It'll be tough,

                                                but I think we'll come out ahead.

 

He mixes his drink.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                It's been a while since both the men's

                                                and women's teams held the title. You

                                                gonna be the one to bring it back to

                                                us?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Definitely.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                (grins)

                                                Alright. We'll have to have a big

                                                blowout party to celebrate. No more

                                                work-outs and practices.

 

He closes the bottles and takes a small sip.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                Ah, perfect.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                For you guys. I, however, am jumping

                                                right into soccer the week after the

                                                tournament.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                Really? You play any other sports?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You name it, I probably do it.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                Maybe you should try out for football.

                                                I heard about your little display at

                                                the Homecoming fair yesterday.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (shrugs)

                                                That's what happens when your dad

                                                works for a football team for most of

                                                your life.

 

She hops back down and grabs a bottle of water from the refrigerator. Mia comes in a few moments later.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                What are you doing out here?

 

Casey backs up and shakes a finger at her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                That's it. I'm done. No more dancing.

                                                My legs are going to fall off and my

                                                house isn't wheelchair accessible.

 

Caleb chuckles.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Aw, poor baby. Did I wear you out?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You make one more crack about my

                                                stamina, I'm going to hurt you.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Be careful, I might like it.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Wench.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Scamp.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                I'm bailing before things get rough.

                                                Later, you guys.

 

He and his drink escape to the family room and Casey opens the bottle of water. Mia promptly snatches it out of her hand and takes a long drink.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Hey!

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Thanks. I needed that.

 

Casey snatches it back.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Are you drunk?

 

She takes a gulp of the water.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (defensively)

                                                No.

 

Casey raises an eyebrow. Mia giggles.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I'm totally kidding. Yeah, I'm

                                                smashed.

 

Mia studies her as she drinks her water.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (blurts)

                                                You look like crap, Casey.

 

Casey places a hand over her heart.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (smiles)

                                                You say the most romantic things.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Don't get me wrong. You're hot all the

                                                time. Especially now. That cowgirl

                                                thing you've got going on really does

                                                it for me.

 

She tugs on Casey's collar and grins at her drunkenly.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                But you look like you haven't slept in

                                                weeks. It's sexy-ugly.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                What the hell is sexy-ugly?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Haven't you ever seen Kissing Jessica

                                                Stein?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                God, where's your lesbian card? I'm

                                                taking it away.

 

She starts feeling around in Casey's pockets. Casey playfully slaps her hands away.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Whoa, there buckaroo. I left it at

                                                home.

 

She rubs her eyes and takes another gulp of her water.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Casey, go upstairs and get into my

                                                bed.

 

Casey coughs.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Wh..?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                And sleep, you smart ass. I didn't

                                                mean to get naked and wait for me.

                                                Well, on second thought...

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (laughs)

                                                I don't think so.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                But seriously. Go sleep. Wonder

                                                Woman's orders.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (sighs)

                                                Alright. Wake me up when things start

                                                to wind down?

 

Casey starts to turn around.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Sure. Now scoot.

 

She gives Casey a pat on the butt to get her moving.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm going, I'm going.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. JAMIE'S HOUSE - A MOMENT LATER

 

Clark and Jamie are lazing about in the living room, watching a movie; Clark sitting up, Jamie laying on the couch with her legs in his lap.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                What is this?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                It's Kissing Jessica Stein.

 

They watch for a moment.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                So what did you and Casey do last

                                                night after the game?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (smiles)

                                                We took a walk on the beach and

                                                danced. In the moonlight.

 

He looks over at her and grins.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Seriously?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (nods)

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                That is so romantic. If Casey were a

                                                guy, I would so try to steal her from

                                                you.

 

Jamie sighs blissfully.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Lucky for me, she's not.

                                                (grins)

                                                Hands off.

 

He chuckles.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Jamie?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I'm really happy for you, you know

                                                that?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah... thanks. Now we need to get you

                                                a boyfriend so you're just as happy,

                                                because you deserve it.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                (chuckles)

                                                Like you could help.

 

Jamie kicks him with her foot.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Ow.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Well, maybe I can't, but maybe Casey

                                                can.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                How?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                She could probably introduce you to

                                                some of her other guy friends that she

                                                hangs out with.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                You mean the Abercrombie crew?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Sure. They're all pretty good-looking,

                                                right?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                (scoffs)

                                                And snobby.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Oh come on, Clark. How snobby can they

                                                be if Casey can not only tolerate

                                                them, but like them?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                You do have a point there.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                So?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I'll think about it.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (grins)

                                                Ok.

 

She turns her attention back to the movie, then glances around the room.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (alarmed)

                                                Where's Alice?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I don't know. She could be reading our

                                                journals again.

 

They look at each other for a moment, then bolt off the couch.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. MIA'S BEDROOM - LATE NIGHT

 

Casey's asleep, laying sprawled on her stomach in Mia's bed. Mia comes in quietly and sits on the edge of the bed. She watches Casey sleep for a few moments, noting her deep, even breaths, and chuckles quietly to herself when Casey twitches her nose from the hair that's fallen into her face. She reaches out and gently brushes it back. Casey's nose twitches again and she stirs. She sleepily rubs her eyes, and opens them.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (hoarsely)

                                                Mia?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (whispers)

                                                Yeah?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Mmm. Is the party over?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah. Everyone's gone.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (sleepily)

                                                You shoulda woken me up earlier.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Why?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (mumbles)

                                                So I can go home.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                No way, cowgirl. I'm not letting you

                                                drive home in the condition that

                                                you're in.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm tired, Mia. Not drunk. You're the

                                                one that's drunk.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Both can equally impair you when

                                                driving, and I've sobered up a bit

                                                since you came up here.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Bu.. but I have to...

 

She trails off and her eyes start to drift closed again.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah, exactly.

 

Mia hesitates a moment, then leans over to place a soft kiss on Casey's temple.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (whispers)

                                                Just get some rest. You can go home in

                                                the morning.

 

Casey's already asleep. Mia smiles and climbs into the other side and joins her. She rolls onto her side, facing away from Casey. Casey stirs slightly, then rolls over and wraps an arm around Mia's waist, still asleep. Mia stiffens slightly, then sighs and relaxes, drifting off into sleep as well.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. MIA'S BEDROOM - EARLY MORNING

 

Casey shifts in her sleep and fuzzily opens her eyes. She and Mia are laying on their sides, facing each other, with Casey's arm wrapped around Mia securely. She sleepily smiles and starts to fall asleep again, then her eyes pop back open widely and she fully registers the position they're laying in.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (whispers)

                                                Oh, shit.

 

She freezes for a few moments, trying not to wake Mia, then carefully untangles herself from Mia's embrace and slips out of bed. She sits on the edge of the bed for a moment, then runs a hand through her hair and grabs her boots from under the bed.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. MIA'S BEDROOM - LATER

 

Mia stirs and wakes up. She rolls over and notices Casey's gone. She sits up slightly, and notices a bottle of water, two pills, and a note on her nightstand. She reads the note.

 

"Hey. Sorry to disappear on you, but I had some things to take care of. If you hadn't rather forceably pinched some sense into me last night, I could've really hurt myself. Thanks for watching out for me, and I promise that I'll always be there to watch out for you. - Casey P.S. I left you some water and aspirin in case you didn't sober up as much as you thought"

 

Mia carefully re-folds the note and places it back on the nightstand, then wraps herself around Casey's pillow, inhaling deeply.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S KITCHEN - AN HOUR LATER

 

Casey walks back inside the house, wearing workout shorts and a tank, sweating profusely, and opens up the refrigerator. Conor comes in.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Hey. Were you working out?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah. I did an hour or so of the

                                                rowing simulator.

 

He nods and grins.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Listen Casey, I have good news.

 

She rummages through the drinks in the fridge.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (lightly)

                                                Oh, yeah?

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                I just got off the phone with Roger. I

                                                made partner!

 

She pulls a bottle of water and twists it open.

                       

                                                CASEY

                                                (absently)

                                                That's nice.

 

Her cell phone on the counter rings. She picks it up and checks the caller ID. She breaks out into a wide grin and answers it.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Hey you.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (on phone)

                                                Hey. What are you up to?

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Casey, I'm trying to talk to you.

 

She sighs and rolls her eyes.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Not much, but can I call you back in

                                                about ten minutes?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                    (on phone)

                                                Sure. Talk to you then.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Bye.

 

She hangs up.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (smiles)

                                                Yes, ok, you made partner. I'm happy

                                                for you.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Well, I want you to know that I

                                                probably owe it to you. Richard loves

                                                you and wishes he could adopt you.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                That's ridiculous. You made partner

                                                because you work hard and you're good

                                                at what you do.

 

He gives her a surprised smile.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Thanks, but still, you've helped me

                                                out a lot these past couple of weeks.

                                                I appreciate it.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Anytime.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                If there's uh, anything you want...

 

She starts to shake her head, but then stops and thinks for a moment.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Actually, yeah. I was wondering if I

                                                could have a party here this weekend.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                A party?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah. Not a huge, blowout thing. A

                                                medium-sized kind of.. kickback.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Well, there is that banquet on

                                                Saturday.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                What banquet?

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                I told you about it at the last one.

 

Casey chews her lip.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Crap. I forgot about that.

 

He shakes his head.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                No, you know what? Go ahead and throw

                                                a party. I'll go to the banquet by

                                                myself and just stay the night at a

                                                place in L.A.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Are you sure?

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Yeah, I'll probably be too tired to

                                                come all the way back here anyways.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (nods)

                                                Cool.

 

She grins and starts to head out of the kitchen.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Do you have plans for tonight?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (slowly)

                                                Yes.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Is it possible that you can postpone

                                                them? I'd really like to take you out

                                                to dinner and celebrate.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I was going to go trick-or-treating. I

                                                can't really postpone that.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                (laughs)

                                                Casey, you're too old to be going

                                                trick-or-treating now.

 

She sighs.

                       

                                                            CONOR

                                                Please? It would really mean a lot to

                                                me.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Fine.

 

She heads out of the kitchen.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S BEDROOM - A MOMENT LATER

 

Casey enters her bedroom and closes the door.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (to herself)

                                                Shit. Why am I so nice to him

                                                sometimes?

 

She picks up the phone and dials Jamie's number.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (on phone)

                                                Hello?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Hey.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (on phone)

                                                That was quick.

                       

                                                                        CASEY

                                                (rubs the bridge of her nose)

                                                Yeah, listen.. I can't make it

                                                tonight.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (quietly)

                                                Oh. How come?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                It's my dad. He got promoted at work.

                                                He wants to go out tonight to

                                                celebrate.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok. That's cool.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Are you sure? Because I can always

                                                tell him to piss off.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Don't be ridiculous. You should spend

                                                some time with him.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm sorry. I'll make it up to you.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                It's not your fault, Casey.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                But still, I wanted to see you

                                                tonight.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                You just saw me yesterday.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Well, I want to see you all the time.

 

A pause.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I know what you mean.

 

Casey chuckles.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                We'll do something this weekend, then.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                As a matter of fact, I'm going to

                                                throw a party here on Saturday. My

                                                dad's going to be in L.A. and he said

                                                I could.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Oh yeah?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok, I'll ask my dad.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Ok. And tell him Clark is going to be

                                                there.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Is he?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Unless he doesn't want to go, but he's

                                                invited, of course.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Alright. I have to go, we're gonna be

                                                late for church.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Alright. I'll see you at school

                                                tomorrow.

                                   

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Bye.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S BEDROOM - LATE MORNING

 

Casey rolls over in bed and gets a stream of sunlight directly in her eyes.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Ow.

 

She lifts her head up to look at her clock which reads 10:30.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Oh my God.

 

She throws off the covers and hurries into the bathroom.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY – LUNCH

 

Casey exits the attendance office and heads down the hallway. She rounds a corner and bumps into Mia.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Ow, Farrell. In a hurry?

 

Casey surveys her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm sorry. Are you okay?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (grins)

                                                I suppose I deserved it. I'm just glad

                                                you didn't slam me into a locker.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (laughs)

                                                Yeah.

                                                (pauses)

                                                Did you get my note?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah, I did.

 

Casey nods and gives her a small smile.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Do you always snuggle up like that at

                                                night?

 

Casey chuckles and rubs the back of her neck bashfully.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Eehh, yeah. It's a habit. I'm always

                                                wrapping myself around things in my

                                                sleep. I'm sorry.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (shakes her head)

                                                Don't apologize. Best sleep I had in

                                                years.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Me too.

 

They pause and smile at each other. Casey clears her throat.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Listen, I'm having a party at my house

                                                Saturday night. I'd really like it if

                                                my best friend and girlfriend can meet

                                                and hang out.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Who's your best friend?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                You, dorkface.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (smiles)

                                                Really?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah. So what do you say?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I say, I'll be there.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (nods)

                                                Great! I uh, gotta go find Jamie. I'll

                                                see you later then.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Ok.

 

Mia watches her go with a smile on her face.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

EXT. PLAYHOUSE - CONTINUOUS

 

Casey rounds the corner of the Playhouse.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                There you are. Where have you been?

 

She shrugs off her backpack and sits down next to Jamie.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I think I slapped the wrong button on

                                                my alarm clock this morning. I was

                                                pretty out of it.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Makes sense. You'll probably be out of

                                                it for the next few days as you catch

                                                up.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'll just have to up my caffeine

                                                intake.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Or you could start going to bed

                                                earlier.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                What a silly suggestion. I shall

                                                continue to go to bed at 11:30 and not

                                                a minute earlier.

 

She crosses her arms stubbornly.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                You're going to start falling asleep

                                                in class.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No, I won't.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (smiles)

                                                Ok, but don't say I didn't warn you

                                                when you leave drool on desks all over

                                                campus.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I do not drool in my sleep. However, I

                                                may cuddle a backpack. And if it's

                                                Marine Bio, I may cuddle you.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                We don't sit next to each other

                                                anymore, remember?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Then don't get mad if I cuddle Joanne.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I think she'd have a heart attack.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (indignantly)

                                                Am I that scary?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (laughs)

                                                No, but the poor girl is so painfully

                                                shy. Could you imagine her reaction

                                                when one of the most popular girls in

                                                school wraps her arms around her in

                                                her sleep?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You know, you were that shy when I

                                                first met you.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah, but you're a good influence.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (wiggles her eyebrows)

                                                I try to be a bad one whenever

                                                possible.

 

Jamie laughs and kisses her.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                You are a bad influence. I lied to my

                                                dad about Saturday. I told him we were

                                                going out to a movie.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                It was the right choice, however. If

                                                you had told him that you were going

                                                to a party at your girlfriend's

                                                unsupervised house, he probably

                                                would've gone ballistic.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Are you coming on Saturday, Clark?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I'll come if you guys agree to stop

                                                being so cute. It's getting gross.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (tsks)

                                                You're just jealous.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I am not.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                We need to find you a boyfriend.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                That's what I told him!

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                On Saturday you'll have no choice but

                                                to be introduced to lots of eligible

                                                bachelors.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                (grins)

                                                Bring it on. Should I prepare

                                                interview questions like on that

                                                dating show?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (laughs)

                                                No, smart ass. Just bring yourself.

                                                And a different hair-style.

 

He runs a hand through his baseball cap flattened hair.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                What's wrong with my hair?

 

Jamie and Casey look at each other for a moment, then laugh.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Will you...

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (interrupts)

                                                Yeah, I'll take care of him.

 

She glances down at Casey's backpack and spots another gym bag.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                What's that?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Oh, I have my first soccer practice

                                                today.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Oh, yeah. Andrea is planning on

                                                watching you guys afterschool.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Are you coming to watch too?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Sure. We can probably stay for a

                                                little while. Right, Clark?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Yeah. Maybe 15 minutes or so.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                Alright.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

EXT. DEAN SOCCER FIELD – AFTERNOON

 

Casey is on the field, doing drills with the team. Jamie, Clark and Andrea sit next to each other on the bleachers. Some students along with some parents are scattered in the bleachers as well, and a large contingent of cheerleaders sit together,

including Mia and Meagan. The coach talks to the players for a moment, and half of the team, including Casey, strips

off their practice shirts, leaving them in sports bras and shorts. Jamie's eyes widen slightly, then she looks Casey up and down.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                (grins)

                                                Oooh, scrimmage time.

 

Some of the cheerleaders hoot and catcall and call Casey's name and Casey smirks at them before getting into position for the practice game. Clark glances over at the group of cheerleaders.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                You do realize the entire varsity

                                                cheerleading squad is here, ogling

                                                Casey, right?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                As if I didn't figure that out the

                                                moment they all collectively swooned

                                                when she took off her shirt.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Oooh, sarcasm. I like it. Casey is a

                                                bad influence, isn't she?

 

She grins at him.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                I don't know how you do it. If I were

                                                you, I would've stomped over there in

                                                a jealous rage and said, 'back off,

                                                bitches!'

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                But you'd break a nail.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                It would have been worth it. I

                                                would've been defending my territory.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Aren't we possessive?

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                In fact, I feel like stomping over

                                                there nonetheless. I feel all

                                                protective over you two and your

                                                relationship. It's bizarre.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                It's because they're so cute together

                                                and all that crap, isn't it?

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Exactly! I don't want anyone to try to

                                                come in and screw things up.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (smiles)

                                                Thanks you guys, but I think Casey and

                                                I can handle things on our own.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Still, it doesn't hurt to have a

                                                little muscle to back you guys up.

 

They all watch Casey run down the field.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I think Casey's got enough muscle for

                                                the both of them.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Damn, Jamie. You realize you're dating

                                                the hottest girl in school, right?

 

Jamie sighs.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah.

 

Clark glances at his watch.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I think we should get going, Jamie.

                                                Dad's going to be here soon.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok.

 

Casey waits in her position on the field as two girls on her team pass the ball between each other, dodging defenders. She spots Jamie and Clark heading down the bleachers and gives them a small wave, before the ball gets passed her way and she charges up the field. Chris arrives and sits down next to Mia, who's at the edge of the group.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Hey.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Hey you. What took you so long?

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                (shrugs)

                                                Ms. Lawndale held me after class. Gave

                                                me a lecture.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                One of many. Was it that bad?

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                I don't know. Like I paid attention.

 

He spots Casey on the field.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                So how was the party?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                It was great, and I can't believe you

                                                got stuck doing family crap.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                I know. I tried to escape towards the

                                                end of the night, but it didn't work

                                                out. Casey came?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                With Jamie?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                No.

                                                (sighs)

                                                Chris, I don't know what to do.

 

He studies her for a moment.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                You've fallen for her, haven't you?

                                                Like seriously, no bullshit, more than

                                                the hots for her fallen.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah. She ended up staying the night.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                (grins)

                                                And...              

 

                                                            MIA

                                                And nothing happened, really. Other

                                                than some ridiculously sweet cuddling.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                So maybe she's not so taken with Jamie

                                                after all.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                No. She uh..

                                                (chuckles)

                                                She was asleep through it all. So it's

                                                not like she really intended to do

                                                anything.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Oh.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                But.. I don't know how to describe it.

                                                But it felt really good. And it kills

                                                me that she's with Jamie.

 

He rubs her shoulder.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Yeah. I'm sorry, pal.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Unless..

 

She trails off as she watches Casey practice.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Unless what?

 

She turns to him.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Unless I gave her something Jamie

                                                couldn't.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Do you mean..

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah, I do.

 

A pause.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                You know, that could work.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah.

 

She thinks about it for a moment. Then she gasps and puts a hand over her eyes.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (horrified)

                                                Oh my God I did not just think that.

                                                Chris! I did not just consider

                                                sleeping with Casey in order to lure

                                                her away from Jamie!

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Well, why not?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Because! Oh God.

 

She shakes her head.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Because one, that is just the lowest

                                                thing on earth. Two, because Casey

                                                would never accept that offer. Three, 

                                                even if she did go for it, she

                                                wouldn't be as honorable as I thought,

                                                and despite my protests, I think it's

                                                one of the best things about her. It's

                                                sort of a catch-22.

                                                (sighs)

                                                I totally cannot believe I seriously

                                                considered it. Chris, I don't deserve

                                                someone like Casey.

 

He wraps an arm around her.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Hey. Don't be so hard on yourself.

                                                Yes, it may have been a sleazy

                                                thought, but you're just frustrated.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I'm at my freaking wits' end, that's

                                                what.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Look, this is what I think you should

                                                do. I think you should just relax. You

                                                and Casey are like a fairytale Disney

                                                romance; it's meant to be. There are

                                                too many differences between them, and

                                                I think their relationship will just

                                                collapse on its own without any

                                                interference from you.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                And if it doesn't?

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                And if it doesn't, you still have

                                                options that you need to keep open.

                                                There's Leah.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (sighs)

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Do something with her this weekend.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Casey's having a party on Saturday.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Even better. Ask Leah to the party.

                                                That way you'll keep that opportunity

                                                open while at the same time, showing

                                                Casey that you've moved on and you're

                                                not all that hung up on her. Might

                                                stir up some jealousy.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I suppose.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Sound like a plan?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (half-heartedly)

                                                Yeah, it's a plan. Are you going?

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                I might. We'll see.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - MORNING

 

The bell rings as Mia and Chris head down the hall.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                So we were going to try that new place

                                                on Pine.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I'm up for it.

 

Out of the corner of her eye, she spots Leah talking to a couple of friends. Chris turns to see who she's looking at, then grins at her.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Go on.

 

She adjusts the strap of her messenger bag on her shoulder, then heads over to Leah.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Hey.

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                (smiles)

                                                Hey.

                       

                                                            MATT

                                                What's up Mia?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Nothing new. Can I uh, talk to you,

                                                Leah?

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                (nods)

                                                Sure. I'll see you guys later.

                       

                                                            MATT

                                                Later.

 

He and his friend leave.

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                It's good to see you, you know. I feel

                                                like we don't hang out as much

                                                since...

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah, I know. I guess we've both been

                                                kind of busy.. since then.

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (clears her throat)

                                                Listen, did you hear about Casey's

                                                party?

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                (nods)

                                                Yeah, she told me about it. I'm going.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah?

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                Yeah. Will I see you there?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (smiles)

                                                Definitely.

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                Well, I look forward to it.

 

The hallway starts to empty as more students head into their classes.

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                (smiles)

                                                We should get going.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah. I'll see you on Saturday.

                       

                                                            LEAH

                                                Ok.

 

She gives Mia another smile, then heads into a classroom nearby. Chris comes up to Mia.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                So?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                She'll be there.

                       

                                                            CHRIS

                                                Excellent. Trust me, Mia. This is

                                                going to work.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (skeptically)

                                                Mm-hmm.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. JAMIE'S LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

 

Jamie grabs her jacket from the back of the couch and slips it on. Clark picks up Alice and swings her around in a circle.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                You ready?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            TYLER

                                                What movie are you guys going to see?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Uhh..

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                (smoothly)

                                                We haven't decided yet. We're just

                                                gonna see what's playing when we get

                                                there.

                       

                                                            TYLER

                                                Alright. Well, have fun.

 

Clark dumps Alice on the couch and she giggles.

                       

                                                            ALICE

                                                Bring me popcorn.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Ok. Bye dad.

 

He starts to head for the door. Jamie kisses Tyler on the cheek.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Bye dad.

                       

                                                            TYLER

                                                Bye, sweetheart.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

EXT. JAMIE'S HOUSE – CONTINUOUS

 

Clark and Jamie walk down the drive way towards Andrea's car, where she sits and waits.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I don't know what I'd do without you.

                                                I couldn't even think when he asked

                                                what movie we were going to see.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                (grins)

                                                You're so hopeless sometimes, you know

                                                that? And you're such a good actress,

                                                you'd think you be able to lie

                                                brilliantly.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I suppose improv isn't my strong

                                                point. I need lines written ahead of

                                                time.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                So is that the only reason you keep me

                                                around?

 

She wraps an arm around his waist.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                You're my brother, Clark. I couldn't

                                                get rid of you if I tried.

 

He pinches her waist and she giggles and dodges away from him.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S LIVING ROOM – CONTINUOUS

 

Casey surveys the swarm of people in her house. Caleb is in the corner near the stereo system, playing DJ. She threads her way through the groups of people and runs into Mia, whose face lights up when she sees her.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Hey.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (smiles)

                                                Hey. Long time no see.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I know. I cheered at your tournament

                                                yesterday. It was so long ago.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (chuckles)

                                                Can I get you anything?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                You can find Leah for me. I wanted to

                                                talk to her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Oh. Well uh, I haven't seen her. I

                                                don't think she's even here yet.

 

The front door opens and another large group of people pours in.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (sighs)

                                                You know, you tell 20 people about a

                                                party, then all of a sudden the entire

                                                city of Long Beach is in your living

                                                room.

 

Mia rubs her arm.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Awww.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                    (grins)

                                                Don't mock me.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I'm not mocking you. I just think that

                                                you should take it as it really is, a

                                                compliment. The more people that show

                                                up to your party, the more popular you

                                                are. Even my parties aren't this big.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Oh, I see. Aren't we full of

                                                ourselves?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (grins)

                                                I'm just stating a fact.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah, well, I just hope nobody breaks

                                                anything. Something always breaks when

                                                I throw a party.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Oh yeah?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah. The last party of the school

                                                year Shannon and I threw last year,

                                                somebody broke the banister of my

                                                staircase. The entire barrier was on

                                                the floor.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (laughs)

                                                What the hell?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I know! How do you break a banister

                                                like that?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I'd blame the builders for shoddy

                                                workmanship. And at least you've got a

                                                metal banister in this house.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No, this time someone's gonna break a

                                                statue or something. I know it.

                                                (narrows her eyes)

                                                I can feel it.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I bet you twenty dollars somebody

                                                breaks something else.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Wait, you're not gonna go break a few

                                                glasses yourself in order to win, are

                                                you?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (scoffs)

                                                Would I do that to you?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (teases)

                                                I don't know. You're quite a shady

                                                character. I'm not sure how low you'll

                                                stoop to win something.

 

Mia's faces flushes.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Are you ok?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah, it's just warm in here.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Let's get you something to drink,

                                                then.

 

She leads Mia into the kitchen.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S KITCHEN – CONTINUOUS

 

Meagan's sitting up on the counter, talking to friends.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                Hey. You. Off.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                How rude.

 

She hops down and Casey reaches for the case of water that was behind her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Do you want lemon, Mia?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                If it's not too much trouble.

 

Casey nods and grabs a lemon from the fridge, then grabs a small knife and starts cutting it up on the cutting board. Meagan rests her chin on Casey's shoulder and watches.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Casey?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (absently)

                                                Mm-hmm.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                You throw a great party.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Thank you, my dear. I do try.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Can you do me a favor?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm not taking my shirt off again.

                                                That's only for practice.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                (laughs)

                                                That wasn't what I wanted, although it

                                                would be a plus, but there's this

                                                really cute girl out in the dining

                                                room.

 

Casey starts to turn her head to look over, but Meagan stops her.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Don't look!

 

Mia laughs.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                How am I supposed to know who you're

                                                talking about then?

                                   

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Well, look, but don't look like you're

                                                looking.

           

Casey turns her body slightly to dump the knife in the sink, and takes the opportunity to discreetly check out the girl Meagan's talking about.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I know her. She's in my French class.

 

She opens the bottle of water and pours it out into a glass for Mia, adding the lemon.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                (grins)

                                                Do you want to scope her out for me?

                                                Perhaps introduce me? I'll love you

                                                forever if you do.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                You were going to do that anyway,

                                                Meagan.

 

She hands Mia her drink.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Here you go, m'lady. Now, if you'll

                                                excuse me, I am on a mission.

 

She gives Mia a smile and heads out towards the dining room. Meagan smacks her ass as she leaves.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Thank you!

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (laughs)

                                                Yeah, yeah.

 

Mia and Meagan watch Casey talk to her friend through the doorway.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                She's kinda butch.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                (smiles)

                                                I know. I just hope she doesn't try at

                                                act too much like a guy. That's the

                                                whole point of being a lesbian. If I

                                                wanted a guy, I would...

 

Mia raises an eyebrow.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Actually there's not much I could do,

                                                cause I'll always be wildly attracted

                                                to other girls.

 

They watch as Casey turns her head and wide grin breaks out on her face.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                (chuckles)

                                                I bet Jamie just got here.

 

Jamie comes into view and hugs Casey. Casey then introduces Jamie and her friend.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (sighs)

                                                Yeah.

 

Casey gestures with a thumb over her shoulder, then turns to wave as them. The girl looks at Meagan and smiles. Casey waves for Meagan to go over there.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Score. Wish me luck.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Good luck.

 

Mia's left alone in the kitchen, watching as Meagan joins the group.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S LIVING ROOM - AN HOUR LATER

 

Casey and Jamie are sitting together on a couch, Casey's arm around Jamie's shoulders. Clark and Andrea are on the other side of Jamie, and on the other couch is Mia, Meagan and Andrew.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                And they took the entire keg, which

                                                was full, by the way, and lifted it

                                                over the fence.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                No way.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                (laughs)

                                                How strong were those guys?

 

                                                            ANDREW

                                                They must have been really strong,

                                                'cause lifting a keg takes some

                                                muscle.

 

He flexes an arm. Mia pinches it.

                       

                                                            ANDREW

                                                Ow!

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Oh yeah, real strong.

 

Caleb comes back, bringing a drink for Casey.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Thanks, Cal.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                No problem.

 

Casey takes a sip.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You want some?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Is there alcohol in it?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Well, it's rum and coke.

 

Casey takes another sip, taking the time to taste it.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                More like rum and a little bit of

                                                coke.

 

Jamie wrinkles her nose at her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (laughs)

                                                Nevermind. You want to drink this,

                                                Cal?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I didn't mean that..

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (smiles)

                                                I know, but you're the one who has to

                                                deal with my breath the most.

 

He takes the drink back and Jamie grins at her. Mia watches them uncomfortably for a moment, then inhales deeply and gets up.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Be right back, you guys.

 

Jamie watches her go.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I still can't get over those guys who

                                                stole my keg. I have a sneaking

                                                suspicion that they were the ones that

                                                broke my staircase as well.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                What the hell did you tell your dad?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                The truth. He was just glad we used

                                                our own alcohol and not his. And that

                                                the stairs were just broken, not

                                                broken because Shannon or I killed

                                                ourselves falling down them.

 

Jamie pats her knee.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I'm gonna go get something to drink,

                                                ok?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Want me to go get it for you?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (smiles)

                                                No, it's okay. I'll be back in a few

                                                minutes.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Alright.

 

Jamie gets up and heads for the kitchen.

                       

                                                            CALEB

                                                Did you ever find out..

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S KITCHEN – CONTINUOUS

 

Mia goes into the fridge and grabs a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. She closes the refrigerator as Jamie walks in. They stare at each other for a moment, before Jamie clears her throat.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (politely)

                                                Excuse me.

 

Mia backs away from the fridge as Jamie opens it back up again. The other bystanders in the room discreetly escape. Jamie grabs a bottle of iced tea and opens it. Mia takes a long drink of her Smirnoff as she watches Jamie pour out her iced tea in a glass.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (blurts)

                                                What does she see in you?

 

Jamie puts down the iced tea bottle and turns to face Mia.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (puzzled)

                                                What does she see in you?

 

Mia tries to figure out what to say, then gives up and  hangs her head. Casey enters the kitchen loudly.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I forgot to tell you that I wanted a

                                                drink too.

 

She takes in the scene.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Hey, what's up?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Nothing.

                                                (smiles)

                                                I'll see you back out there.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Ok.

 

She gives Mia a small glance, then leaves. Mia sniffles and Casey comes over to her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                What's wrong?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (sniffles)

                                                I can't do this.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (confused)

                                                Wh...

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I thought I could come here and spend

                                                time with the both of you together,

                                                but I just can't sit here and watch

                                                you two...

 

She trails off and wipes her eyes.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                It.. it just hurts too much.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I-I didn't think it would be so hard

                                                on you. I just wanted...

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (nods)

                                                I know.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm sorry.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Don't be. I just want you to be happy.

 

Casey looks at her.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                You are happy, aren't you?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (nods)

                                                Yeah. Yeah.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (sniffs)

                                                She is too. I can tell.

 

Casey glances into the living room through the doorway.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                She's good for you. Don't screw it up,

                                                Farrell.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I won't.

 

Mia wipes her eyes again and takes a deep breath.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I'm gonna go.

 

She starts to head out, but Casey grabs her arm.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Wait. Let me take you.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                No, I..

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Mia.

 

Mia sighs.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Ok.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS

 

They head out of the kitchen, Mia grabs her denim jacket from a dining room chair.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I'm gonna go, you guys.

                       

                                                            MEAGAN

                                                Are you ok?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Yeah, I'm just not feeling too well.

 

Casey grabs her keys from the coffee table.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Can you guys keep an eye on things for

                                                me?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah, is everything alright?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah, I'm just gonna take her home,

                                                ok?

 

She leans down and kisses Jamie on the cheek.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Be back in ten minutes.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok.

 

Mia slips on her jacket and Jamie watches them leave with jealousy.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                You alright?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (nods)

                                                Yeah.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S CAR - A MOMENT LATER

 

Casey pulls up to Mia's house.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (inhales)

                                                Thank you.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Anytime.

 

Mia looks at her for a moment, then gets out of the car. Casey watches her until she opens the door, then sighs and pulls out.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. CASEY'S LIVING ROOM - AN HOUR LATER

 

Casey studies a crystal vase, which is in two pieces. She futilely attempts to fit the two pieces back together, but obviously, they won't meld back together on their own. Finally, she drops the pieces on the coffee table and puts her head in her hands. Jamie comes over to her and rubs a hand over her back soothingly.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                There's gotta be a place where you can

                                                get it put back together, right?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah. I just don't want to have to go

                                                research a place, sneak it out of the

                                                house, go there, fork up all the

                                                money, hope my dad won't notice it's

                                                gone, reassure him that the party was

                                                tame, then go back over to pick it up,

                                                and sneak it back in the house and put

                                                it back. I'm tired just saying all

                                                that.

 

Clark looks over from dumping a plastic cup in a trash bag.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Why don't you just use super glue?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Because it looks really obvious.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                So I see you've been through this

                                                before.

 

Casey lifts up her head to shoot Andrea a look, then drops it back down again.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                It could've been worse.

 

She looks up at him and Andrea who are both cleaning.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                What the hell are you doing?

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                What does it look like we're doing?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                It looks like you're cleaning.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Well, then, that's what we're doing.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Stop it. You don't need to do that.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                You are so not going to leave this all

                                                for Natalia to clean.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Why not? I told her ahead of time and

                                                we're paying her extra.

 

Andrea drops the trash bag on the floor and flops onto a chair.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Thank God. I hate cleaning.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                It's not that bad. I'll probably end

                                                up waking up tomorrow and cleaning

                                                some of it.

 

Clark puts his bag down as well.

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                I'm hungry. Can I grab something from

                                                the kitchen?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Help yourself.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Me too.

 

They get up and head into the kitchen. Casey sighs and lays down across the couch, putting her head in Jamie's lap. Jamie starts running her hand through Casey's hair.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Are you ok? You seem kinda down.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah, I'm fine.

                                                (pause)

                                                What did you say to Mia?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Nothing. Why?

 

Casey studies her for a moment.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Nothing. I was just wondering. You

                                                guys were in the kitchen together. I

                                                thought maybe you guys talked.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Not really.

 

Jamie chews her lip for a moment.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Can I ask you something?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Sure.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (gently)

                                                Why do you hang out with Mia so much?

                                                I mean, she just doesn't seem like the

                                                type of person you'd get along with.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                What do you mean?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Well, she seems kind of stuck-up, and

                                                self-centered, and just.. all kinds of

                                                other things you're not.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (sighs)

                                                Look.. I know that to you, yes, she

                                                seems like your typical popular queen,

                                                but there's actually a lot more to her

                                                than that. She just.. has a hard time

                                                letting people see her vulnerable

                                                side. Chris and I seem to be the only

                                                ones she's real with. And as for why I

                                                hang out with her... she's become my

                                                best friend. I know I'm able to talk

                                                to her about absolutely anything and

                                                she won't judge me.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (confused)

                                                Do you feel like you can't do that

                                                with me?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                No.

                                                (off Jamie's hurt look)

                                                I mean, yes, I can tell you anything.

                                                It's just that.. sometimes it's easier

                                                to talk to her, because we come from

                                                the same place. Do you know what I

                                                mean?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah, I think I do.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                That doesn't bother you does it?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (shakes her head)

                                                No, it doesn't.

 

Casey smiles and nods.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Ok.

 

Casey closes her eyes as Jamie continues to stroke her hair.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (sleepily)

                                                Do you realize what time it is?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (laughs)

                                                Way past my curfew.

 

Casey laughs with her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You guys are going to be so busted

                                                when you get home.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah, well, it was worth it. My first

                                                high school party ever and it was a

                                                good one, despite the broken vase,

                                                those two girls I found making out in

                                                your bathroom, and that guy breaking

                                                up with his boyfriend very loudly and

                                                causing a scene.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (confused)

                                                There were two girls making out in my

                                                bathroom?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Oh.

                                                (pause)

                                                Were they hot?

 

Jamie pinches her shoulder and Casey laughs.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Kidding. So you really had fun? I

                                                mean.. it wasn't too much? I mean the

                                                drinking and the...

 

She gestures wildly with a hand, trying to express the right words.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                .. stuff.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Are you asking if it was too much

                                                debauchery for my innocent self?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                I'm trying to.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (smiles)

                                                No. It was a new experience, but a fun

                                                one. You made it that way.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                Stick with me, gorgeous. I'll take you

                                                on the complete tour of the wilder

                                                side of life.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                As long as there are some quiet breaks

                                                along the way.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (smiles)

                                                As many as you want. This is one of

                                                them.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Oh yeah?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (softly)

                                                Yeah.

 

Jamie gazes at her fondly for a moment, then leans down and kisses her softly. She pulls back slightly, then Casey puts a hand on her neck and pulls her back down. Andrea walks in.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Wh-okay! Nevermind.

 

She whirls around and heads back into the kitchen.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Geez, leave them alone for five

                                                minutes...

 

They laugh.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                We should get going.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Yeah.

 

Casey sits up.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                You can come in.

 

Clark hesitantly pokes his head out of the kitchen.

                       

                                                            ANDREA

                                                Is it safe?

                       

                                                            CLARK

                                                Looks like it.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - MORNING

 

Jamie adjusts a strap of her backpack on her shoulder as she heads down the hallway. Only a few people are roaming the halls at this early morning. She walks past Mia, who's sitting on a staircase, writing in a notebook. She pauses, then goes back and stands in front of Mia.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Can I talk to you?

 

Mia, slightly startled, looks up.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Uhhh... yeah.

 

Jamie sits down next to her as Mia scoots over to make room.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Look..

                                                (sighs)

                                                I'm sorry about what I said to you...

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (shakes her head)

                                                No. I deserved it.

                                                (chuckles)

                                                After all, I said the same thing to

                                                you. First.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I understand where it came from,

                                                though. Whereas I had absolutely no

                                                reason to ask that of you.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                It's ok.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                But the thing is... she does see

                                                something in you. That's why you're

                                                her best friend. And there are...

                                                there are some parts of her that I

                                                don't understand, and I don't think I

                                                ever will.

 

Jamie turns to face her and brushes a lock of hair behind her ear.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                That's why she needs you. She needs

                                                someone to tell things to. She knows

                                                that she can tell me anything, but

                                                we're.. I haven't been through the

                                                same things she has, but you have. So,

                                                please don't take our discomfort with

                                                each other out on her and distance

                                                yourself from her, because she needs

                                                you to be there for her in a way that

                                                I can't.

 

Mia studies her for a moment.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                You know, I seriously underestimated

                                                you. I thought you were just this

                                                innocent, demure girl who needed to be

                                                sheltered and taken care of, and I was

                                                worried because that's something that

                                                Casey herself needs and can't afford

                                                to spend her time and energy providing

                                                it to someone else. But you're not.

                                                You've got a hidden strength and

                                                spirit that matches hers. Looks can be

                                                deceiving.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (chuckles)

                                                You can say that again.

           

Mia chuckles with her, then looks at Jamie seriously.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                I promise I'll be there for her. I

                                                won't let my feelings get in the way

                                                of that.

                                               

                                                            JAMIE

                                                (nods)

                                                Ok. You understand that I'm trusting

                                                you...

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                (nods)

                                                Yeah. I know.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Ok.

 

Jamie stands up and starts to leave.

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Jamie?

 

Jamie turns.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah?

                       

                                                            MIA

                                                Take good care of her. She needs it

                                                more than she thinks.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I promise.

 

She gives her a smile and leaves.

                                   

                                                                                                                        CUT TO:

 

EXT. MARINE BIO – CONTINUOUS

 

Jamie rounds the corner and sees Casey leaning against the wall, waiting for her. Casey grins when she sees her.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                Hey.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                How did it go with your dad?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                He didn't even notice the vase was

                                                gone. How'd it go with yours?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                It wasn't pretty.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (laughs)

                                                What was the punishment?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                I'm..

                                                (smiles)

                                                grounded until I'm thirty.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                That's something to be happy about?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah. I've never been grounded before.

                                                I feel very rebellious.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                So you're not going to be able to go

                                                out for a while then, huh?

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Nope. But that just means we'll have

                                                to sneak away for a our quiet moments

                                                during times when we already have to

                                                see each other.

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (raises an eyebrow)

                                                You mean like.. now?

 

Jamie grins and pushes her into an alcove and wraps her arms around her neck.

                       

                                                            JAMIE

                                                Yeah. That okay?

                       

                                                            CASEY

                                                (grins)

                                                By all means.

                                   

                                                                                                                        FADE OUT.