INT., HALLWAY, CALVIN HIGH SCHOOL, LOUISVILLE, 3:15PM
It is a typical November day Louisville, KY. The wind is blowing with colorful leaves falling from the trees. Mandy a fifteen year old, lengthy brunette walks out of her high school surrounded by crowds as the bell rings marking the end of the school day. Wanting to get out of there she continues to walk past mobs of people scrambling to get to there lockers. She walks out the school doors and continues to walk to her family-owned coffee shop. CAROL -Mandy! Come over here! MANDY -Mom! (screams across the cafe) CAROL -I’m going to helpCHUCK (walks out from Mandy and walks his arms around
-the back and sees up to her wrapping her tightly.)
CHUCK -How was your day? Did you get any quizzes or test grades back? MANDY -No, wait dad, I don’t feel like going home and starting my homework. NANCY -Mandy, Hi! MANDY -Hey Nancy. CHUCK -Okay, so what? you want to stay and help? MANDY -(Begins wrapping an apron around her) Yea. CHUCK -I mean that’s fine by me, but if you do have a lot of work for tomorrow just do it here.
MANDY -alright alright, whatever dad, I’m fine.(walks away and fills up a customer’s coffee cup) Decaf? CUSTOMER 1-Yes, thanks, You enjoy working here don’t you? MANDY -(laughing) I mean yea I do. (looking around) I just like being around here and I mean I might as well help out. CUSTOMER 1-I don’t blame you, it’s great here. MANDY -well thanks! (walks towards the front counter) NANCY -so, how was your day? MANDY -eh, okay. NANCY -eh? MANDY -(laughing)It’s school CHUCK -Mandy MANDY -what? Sorry Nanc CHUCK -let’s go, you have work to do and its getting late MANDY -okay (taking off her apron) wait, whats for dinner? CHUCK -I forgot, your mom went grocery shopping earlier, maybe chicken?
CAROL -(walking out of the back to the front and over hears the two talking)yea Italian chicken, that’s the one you like. (The three head toward the door) MANDY -Bye everyone CHUCK -Bye, see you all tomorrow, Nancy your good to close tonight right. NANCY -Yea yea, go enjoy dinner CAROL -Bye, thanks. (THEY WALK OUT AND CONTINUE TO THEIR HOME) INT.,KITCHEN, RICHARDS HOUSE, LOUISVILLE, 5:45PM
Chuck, Carol and Mandy are getting dinner ready. Carol is checking the chicken, Chuck is looking over the cafe reports and Mandy is helping cook the vegetables. MANDY -I’ve been thinking of ideas for fall breakCAROL -oh, sweetie we’ve been meaning to talk to you about that MANDY -what’s going on? CHUCK -just hear your mother and I out. MANDY -okay, but I don’t understand, your scaring me. CAROL -scaring? No No-
4. CHUCK -Your mom and I have always wanted to go help build houses in another country, and the only program that works for both of us is in Peru and its for two weeks. MANDY -2 weeks? Is this a joke? CHUCK -hunnMANDY -I seriously can not believe you would leave me home while you two go on vacation, especially for two weeks. (CAROL STARTS TO TEAR UP) CHUCK -Mandy, you know if you could some how miss that much school you would be coming. We always planned on it being the three of us. MANDY -okay, so then lets go a different time, this is so unfair. CAROL -Chuc-(interrupted) CHUCK -I’m sorry hunnie. This is the only time I can take off. MANDY -you own the cafe, I don’t believe that for a second. You can leave whenever you want, you don’t have a boss. CHUCK -Don’t talk that way. I know we have a different kind of relationship, but you still can not speak that way and I am not making this up. If you could come or there was another time we could do it we would. I’m sorry this is the end of the discussion.
CAROL -Chuck, lower your voice, she gets the point. (MANDY WIPING HER THE TEARS AWAY FROM HER EYES) CHUCK -I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to raise my voice like that. MANDY -okay.