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Fade into Will
riding his bike to a baseball field.
(VoiceOver): Time - it's not really on my side these days, the moments just
seem to fly by on this incredible journey. So while trying to tie it all
together and make it work, I'm terminally, well, late.
Runs up to
WILL: Whats up
SEAN: Where you
been all week? Thought you went off to Mexico without me.
WILL: Butch and
Sundance went to Bolivia, not Mexico.
SEAN: Hey, we
miss you at Brian's, where you been?
Sean and Will
start playing Baseball on the field. After they've finished the game they just
SEAN: Two games
away from the playoffs. Get psyched!
it's ours. I'll see you later. (starts to walk off)
where you going? We're going for pizzas then the lake, come on.
WILL: Oh yeah,
I can't, I got something to do at the house.
you've been hiding for days. What's going on? I've been calling you, stopping
WILL: I gotta
go, I'll talk to you later, I promise.
Will leaves on
his bike, cycling through Rawley to the lake for Crew Practice.
WILL: Had some
stuff to finish up at the dorms.
this school - exceptional, the opportunity to go here, unparalleled, showing up
late speaks to a lack of commitment. Remember, you're here because you're
exceptional, but next time you're late, you're off the team.
down, kicks his shoes off and jumps into the lake swimming to the boat.
done, Mr. Krudski. Well done.
over lake, New Rawley, down the highway leading into town, down New Rawley
streets. Cut to Will and Scout walking.
SCOUT: So, it's
simple, Bella and I are going to be friends, good friends.
WILL: Is it
going to weird between you two?
SCOUT: I hope
not because I really like her, I mean, as a friend.
good, you know since dating your sister isn't socially acceptable.
SCOUT: Yeah, I
already had that conversation with her father.
WILL: Have you
told your dad?
exactly am I going to say? Dad, I met this girl, her name is Bella, I fell in
love with her and you're her father too.
WILL: Its so
listen, please don't repeat this to anyone.
WILL: I won't,
believe me. Besides I've already told you my tragic story.
SCOUT: Now you
know mine. (Camera cuts to a shot of Bella) and there she is. (Camera shows
shots of Bella pumping gas).
WILL: Look, I
better get to work.
over and sees Scout and waves.
(Bella waves) See you.
He looks in the
direction of Friendly's and sees the help wanted sign. Camera cuts between
Scout applying for the job, Scout looking out the window watching Bella and
Bella looking at him.
Cut to shot of
Bella working on her truck. Scout walks over.
SCOUT: Is your
dad going to freak if I'm here?
BELLA: Not if
you help me fix this truck. Here, put your hand on the manifold for me.
SCOUT: Does it
Right there. You know, Scout, my dad's okay with us being friends. All right,
he will be. He just needs a little time to figure everything out, you know.
SCOUT: I need
time, I need like a million years.
Will runs over.
SCOUT: I got
WILL: At the
seen someone so excited about minimum wage.
SCOUT: What? I
promised my father I'd get a summer job. It's character building.
funny. That never occurred to us poor kids.
BELLA: Uh huh.
WILL: Come on,
you start now. At the lunch rush and you're late. (Will runs off - Scout looks
after him, Bella looks at Scout.)
Someone's got to feed the messes.
Bella working on the truck to go to the diner.
Cut to Jake in
bed, with bra showing. Waking up, she looks around her room. She looks in
mirror, messes her hair and shakes her head in disbelief.
where's the pink of it all?
She's goes over
to her desk to start writing a letter. Montage of shots showing her getting
dressed for the day, putting corset on.
(VoiceOver): Hey mom, just a note to say I'm here. I'm okay, I miss you and
guess what, I just might be fitting in. So, I guess that's all. I'll see you
when I see ya. Love, Jacqueline.
She puts the
letter in a Rawley Boys envelope.
JAKE: Huh, this
should tell me if she even reads my letters.
Goes to leave
room, with door slightly open, she adjusts her "chest" in the mirror.
Hamilton stands at the door and coughs.
JAKE: How long
have you been standing there?
enough to know......that I have to make something very clear, cause the other
day, when you kissed me, I could have decked you, but I didn't. But if you ever
try that again, I will. Because that's not who I think I am, I mean know I am,
I mean I know I'm not who you think I am. I'm not. Get it?
if you're gay, that's whatever, that's fine but it's not my bag.
JAKE: Okay, you
said that the other day.
well, I just wanted to make it crystal clear.
Okay...so...I'm going to go and get my bike. So...
JAKE: See ya.
They both leave
Cut to inside
the diner. Will pouring a coke, giving it to someone. Scout organizing knife,
fork, spoon on a napkin. Will comes in carrying two trays of food.
SCOUT: Oh you
know, I've been thinking. We could turn a sweet profit if we put a cappuccino
machine, right there.
this is Frank. Frank doesn't want a cappuccino. He wants a burger.
burger. (hands Scout a plate with a burger on it)
right. (hands Frank the above burger)
Bella walks in
and sits at the counter.
BELLA: Oh look,
Scout Calhoun's poor twin.
WILL: He's, uh,
BELLA: I can
see that, and I'm sure it'll look good on the press release for the future
presidential campaign. So, uh, Mr. President? I'd love a coke to go.
right. (goes over to coke machine, starts pouring coke. Forgets to switch off
the machine when done)
Scout, an official townie now huh?
does that mean you're going to take in Sean's party tomorrow night.
Will looks at
Bella then Scout.
his head) Yeah, Sure.
know, I've been watching you, I mean, watching you work at the gas station.
Have you considered the positioning of your sign? or maybe even a bigger sign to
help maximize clientele?
BELLA: You ever
thought about turning off the coke machine to minimize spillage?
Scout looks at
coke machine and runs over.
SCOUT: Oh damn,
I thought these things turned off by themselves. (Runs to get a cloth to clean
BELLA: I'll see
you at the party Scout.
Wait, Wait, Wait, no tip?
try conquering one industry at a time. (He smiles, she leaves.)
Cut to Will
riding his bike down main Street. Runs into his mom.
WILL: Hey Mom.
How's the air up there at Rawley?
Sean keeps coming by the house. You talked to him yet?
yesterday at practice.
Will, when are you going to tell him you go to Rawley?
I'm sure he'd be happy for you. I'm sure everyone would be proud.
WILL: Mom, its
not just about that. It's only a summer session, I could be right back at
Edmond High in the fall. I don't know how long it's going to be before I
totally screw this up or something.
You're not going to screw it up.
Hey, I get it. I gotta go make people look beautiful. I'll see you later baby.
Cut to Jake
running down the stairs of Rawley Academy looking for Hamilton. Finds him, goes
over to him.
JAKE: Hey, my
bike is gone.
where'd you leave it?
JAKE: In that
perfect hiding spot that you showed me.
didn't take it.
JAKE: Well then
no, the groundskeeper probably confiscated it.
JAKE: Oh god,
you know I'm not even supposed to have that thing here. Now what do I do?
are you asking me for?
sorry. (Gets up to leave)
wait, wait, wait, wait. We can probably figure this out. Meet me at the main
staircase tomorrow night after dinner.
Cut to lake.
Crew team practise. Cut to Will on docks. Then to Sean by a tree. Will spots
Sean and walks over to him.
what are you doing here?
WILL: I, uh...
SEAN: Going to
Rawley. Yeah, saw you rowing across the lake. Since when?
WILL: Since I
got a scholarship.
didn't you tell me?
WILL: Look, I
was going to but...
SEAN: We're not
good enough for you now?
SEAN: I can't
believe you lied.
WILL: I didn't,
look I was going to tell you--
Graduation? Oh, God, this really sucks man.
Your turn to stow the shells. 100% commitment.
WILL: (to Finn)
Be right there. (to Sean) Look, I better go, We'll talk later, I'll explain
SEAN: Go, I
wouldn't want to screw up your commitment.
Will turns to
leave, but turns back. WILL: I'm real sorry man.
over New Rawley, through the town to the diner. Camera shows Scout cleaning up,
staring at Bella working. Sees her talking to Sean.
realizing his hand is in gum) Eww, gross. (Sean enters - he goes over to their
table) So, ah, what can I get you?
SEAN: You new
SCOUT: Yeah, I
go to Rawley.
SEAN: So, what
are you doing here? Community Service for stealing your dad's Ferrari?
SCOUT: You need
menus or you just come to brighten my day?
been coming here all our lives, Skippy.
SCOUT: Then I
guess you know what you want.
Hamburgers, Four Cokes.
Cut to Will
going down Main Street on his bike, knocks into Finn, drops his baseball glove.
WILL: Hey Finn.
FINN: Hold up
Mercury. You playing baseball Mr Krudski?
WILL: Yeah, New
Rawley Summer League. I've been playing since I was like, 8.
FINN: So was
that a team mate who showed up at crew the other day?
WILL: Sean. My
best friend. Has been for like ever.
FINN: He seemed
WILL: He was.
I didn't tell him I was going to Rawley.
FINN: Your best
WILL: I don't
know, I guess I was just waiting for a right time, and it just happened and
then it all just got, never mind. Hopefully, it'll blow over though. Well I
better be going.
you know we could win it all this year.
FINN: I meant,
with your friend. Carry on Atlas.
WILL: Hey, come
see up win this Saturday. Sherman Park.
Will rides off
to practice at the field.
match run late?
man, I was at the diner, working.
SEAN: Good to
see you keeping in touch with the little people. Or is that what your doing
WILL: Funny, so
tonight. Looking forward to your big bash?
where I live or you want me to draw a map?
again, You taking this act on the road?
SEAN: See you
later . (LEAVES)
Cut to Sean's
party. Scout and Will are walking up to the house.
SCOUT: So, is
this one of those all-nighters?
WILL: Could be.
Krudski! What's up?
SCOUT: So, I
finally get to meet the friends.
SCOUT: Uh oh,
what am I? The token Rawley geek? (spies Bella through Window)
WILL: Now you
know how I feel everyday at school...Come on, lets go.
I'll be inside.
right, see you in a little bit.
WILL: See you
in a little bit. *Walks over to Sean and Luke*
LUKE: What's up
know if they'd let you out to party with the locals.
SEAN: I haven't
been the one avoiding you.
WILL: Okay, I
get it. All right, I'm sorry that I didn't tell you. It was stupid.
cool, whatever man. I'm over it.
Scout in the house talking to Bella
SEAN: Did you
he's my roommate.
SEAN: And now
he's slumming it with the townie chicks.
WILL: Give the
guy a break. He's actually pretty cool. I thought you're beef was with me.
SEAN: Hey, I
don't have a problem with anybody.
LUKE: I got a
problem with you Krudski, You're getting soft.
Through the window we hear:
Bella) I'm really glad to see you hear. Didn't think you'd be here.
Cut to Hamilton
waiting by the main stairs for Jake.
Jake comes down
wearing leather outfit, putting on gloves.
recovering your motorcycle, not lifting the Mona Lisa. Come on. (They walk down
the hallways to the groundskeeper office) I know the groundskeeper has it. I
used to come down here and steal the lawnmowers, ride them around the lake.
times at Rawley. Didn't know I was a partner with a juvenile delinquent.
should talk. (They enter the groundskeeper office). Stay quiet.
JAKE: There it
is. (They walk to bike, light goes on and they duck down). Great. Now what,
we're stuck here?
its 9 o'clock.
JAKE: What, he
gets off work?
Felicity comes on. He never misses an episode. He even cries sometimes, I
swear. Sshhh. like clockwork, just be real quiet, he won't notice.
What are you doing? God, Ben's in love with you, not her!
Hamilton start laughing. They leave the room with her motorcycle. Cut back to
SCOUT: This is
fun, being here with you, I mean at the party, you know, like friends.
past, looks Scout up and down and smiles.
Greer, biggest feet on a girl I've ever seen.
(laughing) I ahh, wanted to talk to you about my dad, I wanted to tell him
no, Scout. That's crazy (Sean starts watching Bella and Scout's conversation)
You know I already have a family, okay, and just because we found each other,
I'm not going to completely disregard them and join the Calhoun clan, I'm not
going to do that.
that's not what I'm saying.
what are you saying?
SCOUT: I'm just
BELLA: What are
saying that at some point you're going to have to deal with this.
over. Will follows him.
SEAN: Is he
bothering you? *pushes Scout away from Bella*
SCOUT: Get offa
BELLA: No, Sean
its fine. *they start fighting* Will! Look, look, stop it, stop it.
Scout and Sean
fighting. Will pushes Sean and Scout away from each other.
Scout, Scout, STOP!
WILL: Maybe you
friends you got man, nice friends.
BELLA: Just go
okay? Come on.
Sean and Will
glare at each other.
Krudski maybe you should go too.
Will leaves the
party. Camera shows him sitting outside his house looking at his parents. His
dad is watching tv and his mom is brushing a wig. Will leaves. Last shot shows
Mrs Krudski looking out the window.
- outside. Bella brings Scout into his and Wills room.
door) He's not here.
probably still at the party.
because when I went back in, Luke had said he had already left. Oh God, Scout.
Let me get something.
SCOUT: So, you
hang out with this Sean guy?
BELLA: He's a
friend, what? you going to tell me who to hang out with now, is that it?
SCOUT: No, no.
How good a friend? *Bella pats his lip* OW!
*Scout nods* Good, that's what you get for fighting.
should see the other guy. *Bella looks at him* You did see the other guy.
BELLA: What is
it with guys and fighting anyway? It's like a stigma, I mean, you get hurt, the
less you do more damage or something, its ridiculous.
with the "you boys and your violence" thing. He punched me, you know
BELLA: Yeah, he
did. He over re-acted. I don't know, I think he thought you were hassling me or
like moving in on you.
I've known him since kindergarten. He's a friend. I've seen him in his Aquaman
Underoos for gods sakes.
probably still wears them. (they look longingly at each other) There's better
out there, that's all I'm saying.
BELLA: Is it?
(nodding) Yeah. Come on, I'll walk you home. You're not supposed to be here.
it's not like its the first time I've been in a guys dorm after hours *he looks
at her strangely* Sarcasm, Scout. Look it up.
Cut to Jake and
Hamilton walking down the halls with her bike.
JAKE: I really
appreciate this, if you got caught, you'd really get into trouble. I mean, your
dads the dean.
perpetually. From the time he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep.
JAKE: Yeah, I
heard that. My mom's got her cellphone surgically implanted. *in common room,
with bike* Oh, you know you said before me being you know gay, I'm not, that I
promise you. I just had a sketchy moment, but its over. I'm just saying you
don't have to feel weird around me.
I do. I'm trying not to.
*laughing* I can't believe we pulled this off. Thank God for the freight
so Hardy Boys.
beats Nancy Drew. *they laugh, Hamilton looks at her strange, opens common room
doors, they walk outside with the bike*
Cut to the
baseball game, will runs in.
late to every game, you miss practices. Ralph's here, on time every time,
covering for you.
WILL: He's an
alternate. He knows that
anymore. Someone else put in, he's 100% committed.
WILL: Wait a
minute, is this about...
SEAN: Forget all
the other crap, listen, you gave us no choice, you're not here. Sorry, that's
Will runs of
the field as Finn bikes in.
where you going? I came to see the game.
WILL: Let me
know how it goes.
Will rides off.
Finn looks after him.
Cut to Will and
Scout's room. Scout's putting stuff in a bag for crew practice?
how's your lip?
fine. You guys win?
know, Sean replaced me.
SCOUT: So lame.
What's wrong with that guy?
wrong with him, he had to make a choice.
SCOUT: If he
was your friend, he would have made a choice to support you.
known you for like two weeks and you're trying to tell me who my friends are.
You don't even know him Scout.
right, that's cool. The guys a loser.
WILL: Hey, he's
been my buddy since we were like, 8 years old.
you should get some new friends.
WILL: And maybe
someone should finish what he started.
SCOUT: Oh, and
that's going to be you? *he leaves, Will looks away frustrated*
in the common room. Finn walks in.
FINN: Quite a
contrast to the past weeks frenetic pace.
well, that was then, not so busy now. Had a baseball game but...
FINN: So, no
interest in supporting the team?
kicked me off, Finn.
Sean was your best friend?
WILL: He is, he
was I mean. This guys known me through the whole mess of growing up, you know,
because we did it together. And now its like, I have this whole new life, you
know, and I can't figure out how to just make it all work and do the right
thing for everybody there and everybody here. It's impossible. I should just
it's my life Finn. I don't expect you to understand it.
Cut to Will and
Finn riding their bikes out of Rawley Academy.
WILL: Where did
you say we were going?
FINN: I didn't.
Finn and Will
ride through New Rawley to the outskirts of town. They stop outside a house.
FINN: See that
house. Used to be my parents.
wait a minute. You grew up here? Thought you were like a Rawley guy.
FINN: Not even
close. Still have a lot of friends here. Not everyone supported me leaving to
teach, bit of Harvard, bright, but I gave them all a chance to accept or reject
it by being straight with them. Almost to feel left behind Will.
WILL: I don't
want to leave anybody behind.
FINN: Does your
friend know that?
FINN: Maybe you
should tell him.
Will looks at the house before leaving.
New Rawley, down streets. The diner. Scout's outside sweeping the pavement.
Bella comes over.
Everything under control, cowboy?
So, your off work?
musta gassed up half of New Rawley by now.
happened to those electric cars?
bite your tongue Scout. (they laugh)
SCOUT: So, umm,
Will and I went to war over the Sean thing.
well, you're not the only casualty. You know, Will and Sean haven't talked
since the party.
that's my fault because?
BELLA: No, I'm
not saying it is your fault. I'm just saying that Will must be in real
SCOUT: I don't
know, I think he's chosen a side.
you got to understand. We spent our entire lives sharing this town with guys
like you who come from a completely different world, and now all of a sudden,
Will's thrown into that different world. I'm sure he feels like he doesn't fit
in either right now, but I know he's trying Scout. You know he wants to. So I
think maybe you could cut him a little slack.
SCOUT: Yeah, I
BELLA: Try to
understand how hard it must be for Sean, to sit on the other side of the fence
and just watch all this.
well the jury's still out, alright. But one thing's for sure, he likes you.
BELLA: Oh, Scout.
SCOUT: I got a
birds eye view of that, What?
eye view huh?
SCOUT: Uh huh.
BELLA: Maybe I
should think about building a spy proof wall. *They laugh*
Cut to Common
room - they guys are watching wrestling, Jake comes in looking for Hamilton.
Finds him and goes over to talk to him.
JAKE: So, who's
Mangler and Rock Hard Richard Baxter.
JAKE: Oh cool,
so thanks again for last night. (some other boys give them a funny look) I'm
really glad to have my bike back.
JAKE: God, it
was hilarious bringing that bike through here. (no answer from Hamilton) Well,
um, I was going to take it out for a ride and thought the least I could do is
see if you wanted to come, cruise by the Rawley babes, sound like fun?
back to watching the tv. Jake stands up and leaves, looking back over her
shoulder at Hamilton. Hamilton looks up and stares after her.
Cut to inside
tires at the gas station.
SCOUT: Why, you
Some guys come
starving, some menus please.
to my life.
SCOUT: Be right
back. *goes over to table* Here you go gentlemen *gives him the menus*. I'll be
back to take your order. *Will walks in*
Cappuccino sir? (to Scout)
about I just blow some hot air into a glass of milk?
WILL: Why not?
You seem to have enough of it lately. *looks at Bella and Scout* You know, I
signed you up for Celebrity Deathmatch. *laughs*
psyched. *they laugh* Yesterday I said a lot of crap and two weeks doesn't make
me an expert on your life.
WILL: No, it
SCOUT: So, are
townie, I told you we're hungry. Just because the economy's good doesn't mean
you get to slack of at work huh.
BELLA: Guess he
doesn't recognize you scout.
*whispering to Bella* Yeah, but I recognize him. It's Kyle Stratten. *to Kyle*
The economy is good and will remain good for those of us who invested wisely,
ahh but for those of us who's fortunes ride on shaky tech stocks, like
Strattentech.com better enjoy it while it lasts.
because sooner or later those shareholders are going to realize their stocks
are worthless and it's inevitable the bottom will fall out.
SCOUT: Will you
like an application with your order?
KYLE: Who the
hell are you?
some townies, sir.
just hope they'll need some service on their brakes this year. *Will and Scout
look at Bella shocked*
Cut to baseball
game. Will's sitting in stands watching the game, supporting Sean and the team.
Sean spots Will and they share a nod. Rawley win the game. Sean sees Will leave
and watches him go. They share a look. Will rides off on his bike and we see
Sean on a bike catching up with him.
WILL: Hey, Hey
WILL: Great game,
you kicked ass.
SEAN: Long time
coming. So, what's it like on the inside?
SEAN: So, what
was it man? We spent so much time badmouthing Rawley kids, you thought I'd turn
on you too?
morning I wake up there, it's like I'm waiting for somebody to find out...
SEAN: Find out
WILL: That I'm
faking it. I didn't want you guys to see me fail.
you're not going to fail. You got a scholarship, you're the smartest freaking
guy I know. You're going to own that place. Remember when we were kids, you had
this way of looking at things, making anything seem possible. I never told you
this, but because you were going to be somebody, made me feel like I was going
to be somebody too.
when we would hang out in the woods, and we'd get chased by the Rawley
groundskeeper guy, was that guy a freak or what? Oh man, those were some good
SEAN: Yeah they
were, oh man.
that girl, Coral Leigh, from elementary school?
little red-haired chick.
WILL: The one
you had a crush on. I saw her the other day.
what are you talking about?
WILL: I dunno,
she was asking about you.
SEAN: Oh yeah,
what did she say? That hot little number want me now?
WILL: No, she
said "Where's that short guy, Sean at?"
standing at the gas station watching them through all of this. They ride of
down the street together.
Cut to diner.
Scout's placing ice cream sundae's in front of Bella, Will and himself.
Over): If one day, I wonder, when you look back on your life, you'll see it's
not always about the big picture, it's really all about the moments.
sitting, talking, eating their sundaes.
Over Continued): And maybe one day you'll think back and you'll string all
those moments together and then you'll realize when you add them all up, your
life is more meaningful than you could have dreamed.
Fade out at
diner. Bella, Will and Scout eating sundaes, still talking.