Abberation

   SCENE 1                                                          
                                                                           
           Teenage girl asleep in bed. Cell phone starts ringing and       
          she wakes up to check it. Shot of cell phone showing the         
          time, which is 9am, and a message from Anna asking to hang       
          out. Girl gets up and walks downstairs into the kitchen,         
          where her dad is sitting at the table drinking coffee and        
          reading the newspaper.                                           
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Good morning Sam, its about time                      
                    you got up!"                                           
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Morning dad. Its only 9, and its a                    
                    Sunday. Nobody wakes up that early                     
                    on a Sunday."                                          
                                                                           
          Sam takes a seat across the table from her dad, and grabs        
          the sports section of the paper.                                 
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Well some people do, people with a                    
                    job for example. You should be one                     
                    of those people. Jobs look good on                     
                    college applications."                                 
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Yeah yeah I know. Can I go hang                       
                    out with Anna today?"                                  
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "No."                                                  
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "But why not?"                                         
                                                                           
                               DAD                                         
                    "Because the last time I let the                       
                    two of you hang out, you wouldn’t                      
                    answer any of my phone calls, and                      
                    then you didn’t show up until 3am."                    
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "oh my gosh would u please calm                        
                    down. Yeah so what if i didn’t? You                    
                    don’t need to call me every five                       
                    minutes. I’m not 6 years old dad,                      
                    I’m 16. Mom will let me go."                           
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Don’t you dare bring your mother                      
                    into this it is our problem not                        
                    hers."                                                 
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           

          CONTINUED:                                              2.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Oh yeah? we’ll see about that."                       
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Sam it is not your mothers                            
                    buisness, this is between you and                      
                    I"                                                     
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Well maybe it would be her                            
                    business if you hadn’t made her                        
                    leave!"                                                
                                                                           
          Sam walks back upstairs into her room. She picks up her          
          phone and answers the text.                                      
                                                                           
          SHOW MESSAGE ON PHONE, WHICH SAYS: OK, I’LL SEE YOU IN AN        
          HOUR.                                                            
                                                                           
                                                                           
          SCENE 2                                                          
                                                                           
          Sam and her friend Anna walking along a street in a small        
          town. They enter a shop which is called "Dundas Chocolates".     
          Sam and Anna begin looking around store.                         
                                                                           
                              ANNA                                         
                    "So, you’re dad wouldn’t let you                       
                    come?"                                                 
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Nope."                                                
                                                                           
                              ANNA                                         
                    "So then you called your mom? What                     
                    did she say?"                                          
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "What she usually does, that I                         
                    could go and just to ignore how                        
                    over controlling dad is."                              
                                                                           
                              ANNA                                         
                    "Ha that sounds fair enough, at                        
                    least you have a parent on your                        
                    side. Both of mine are like,                           
                    insanely protective."                                  
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "But they still let you come today!                    
                    My dad wouldn’t even let me do                         
                    that!"                                                 
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           

          CONTINUED:                                              3.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              ANNA                                         
                    "Don’t worry about it. Its a                           
                    typical parent thing."                                 
                                                                           
          Sam walks up to the counter to get a free sample of              
          chocolates, and Anna follows.                                    
                                                                           
                              ANNA                                         
                    "My point is, your dad only does                       
                    these things because he cares about                    
                    you."                                                  
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "I don’t know if it a care issue. I                    
                    think he just wants to dictate my                      
                    life for the sake of it."                              
                                                                           
          Sams phone rings, she answers it.                                
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Hello?"                                               
                                                                           
          Dads voice is heard on the other line.                           
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Sam? OH thank god you’re alright.                     
                    I need you to come home right now,                     
                    its your mom. There was a car                          
                    accident and something went                            
                    terribly wrong we need to get to                       
                    the hospital now."                                     
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Alright I’m on my way."                               
                                                                           
          Sam hangs up phone and begins to leave the store.                
                                                                           
                              ANNA                                         
                    "Sam? Is everything alright?"                          
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "NO, its not. Not at all. Im sorry                     
                    i have to go."                                         
                                                                           
          Sam starts running home, leaving Anna at the chocolate           
          store.                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           

                                                                  4.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
          SCENE 3                                                          
                                                                           
          Sam runs into house to find Dad unmoved, still in the chair      
          at the table in the kitchen, with his coffee still only half     
          drunk.                                                           
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Dad! Dad what’s going on!? Is mom                     
                    ok?"                                                   
                                                                           
          Dad looks up at Sam with tears in his eyes, and takes a deep     
          breath before speaking.                                          
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Sam... Your mothers gone... and                       
                    this time, shes not coming back."                      
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "You do realize that this is your                      
                    fault. If you hadn’t made her leave                    
                    in the first place, this never                         
                    would have happened!"                                  
                                                                           
          Sam runs upstairs, leaving dad in the kitchen, where he puts     
          his head in his hands ans sobs.                                  
                                                                           
                                                                           
          SCENE 4                                                          
                                                                           
          In a cemetery, a funeral is being held. Several men and          
          women dressed in black surround a coffin with flowers laid       
          across it. A pastor reads from a Bible, then motions towards     
          Sams Dad.                                                        
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Now, as im sure you all know, I..                     
                    uhh... well I’m not the greatest at                    
                    this sort of thing. But, if theres                     
                    one thing that needs to be said,                       
                    its this: I loved Sams mother more                     
                    then anything, and in the end, we                      
                    both decided that for Sams sake, we                    
                    should take a break, so she went                       
                    off on her own for a while. And for                    
                    those months that we spent apart, I                    
                    hated myself for just letting her                      
                    go. I wish I had run after her, and                    
                    begged her to stay, but I didn’t.                      
                    And now its too late to change what                    
                    happened, and I wish more then                         
                    anything that I had gotten the                         
                    chance to tell her that I loved                        
                    her. She was an amazing person, and                    
                              (MORE)                                       
                                                           (CONTINUED)     
                                                                           

          CONTINUED:                                              5.       
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                              DAD (cont’d)                                 
                    I know I will always hold her in my                    
                    heart."                                                
                                                                           
          SAM LOOKS OVER AT HER FATHER WITH TEARS IN HER EYES. CUT TO      
          AFTER THE FUNERAL HEADING TOWARDS THE CAR.                       
                                                                           
          Sam and her father walk together along a gravel road to the      
          parking lot.                                                     
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "Did you really mean what you said?                    
                    About you an mom splitting up                          
                    because of me?"                                        
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "No sam, not because of you. But                       
                    because we wanted the best for you.                    
                    Your mom and I were going through a                    
                    rough patch, and she wanted to go                      
                    on her own for a little while.                         
                    Well, you know me, I didnt know                        
                    what else to do, so i let her go."                     
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "All this time i thought u pushed                      
                    her out! Dad why didnt you tell me                     
                    the whole story!"                                      
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "I’m sorry kiddo, I’m not the                          
                    talk-about-your-feelings kinda                         
                    person."                                               
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "I know dad, and I’m sorry for                         
                    being so hard on you these past                        
                    months."                                               
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "Its ok."                                              
                                                                           
                              SAM                                          
                    "so I goess its just you and me                        
                    now..."                                                
                                                                           
                              DAD                                          
                    "and together we can take on                           
                    anything."                                             
                                                                           
          SAm and her father hug and get into the car and drive away.      
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
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