The Affair By Martin Anguiano, Anton Happel, & Michael Shepard
INT.SCHOOL HALLWAY.DAY. The hallways are littered with students and noise from every direction possible. The lockers are opening and closing as students are bustling through ever so diligently. MATT SMITH, a muscular, tall, built student runs into JOHN JAMES, a very popular and exceptional athlete at the school; both drop their books. MATT Oh crap! Sorry man, I didn’t see you there. Both Matt and John lean over to pick up their respective books. JOHN Nah dude, that’s cool, it was my fault, I’m just in a hurry to get to gym. (catching his breath) Gotta go hit them weights, nam’sen? MATT Oh, yeah, I hear that! It’s been a minute since I’ve even set foot in a gym let alone lifted a weight! Matt hands John a US History book which inadvertently got mixed up with his own books. JOHN Thanks dude, I’ll probably be needing that later. (chuckles) John and Matt both begin to walk away just as the bell begins to ring. JOHN Alright dude, I’ll see you around... wait, what’s you’re name again? MATT Oh, dude, I’m Matt. JOHN Matt? Oh, OK, I’m John, nice to meet you Matt.
MATT Same here dude, I’ll catch you later, I gotta go fail this Physics quiz. (laughs nervously) INT.SCHOOL HALLWAY.DAY. Later that day, school is at its end. The hallways go from from deathly hollow places to corridors teeming with life as the classrooms burst open with antsy students rushing to their locker. John is at his locker when he hears someone shout his name. MATT Aye yo Johnny! What’s cracking?! JOHN Hey! uh, Mark, no wait, Matt! What’s up dude? MATT Oh, not much bro, I just wanted to see what was, you know, popping. You wanna hang out or chill or something dude? JOHN Damn. Dude, I can’t today, I got practice right now after school. John attempts to yank a dufflebag out of his locker. Matt assists and with ease the both get the bag out. MATT Ah, that’s cool dude. JOHN Wait though, I think I can manage a bro-chilling session after school into my schedule tomorrow though. MATT Yeah! For sure man! That sounds pretty cool! Yeah, later dude. JOHN Sure thing, we’ll just hit up my my place, and chill, you know!
MATT For sure! Matt and John depart, heading into opposite sides of the hallway. EXT.JOHN’S HOUSE.DAY. It’s the following day, after school, John and Matt can be seen walking towards the residence of John James. It is rather large house in a nice neighborhood. JOHN ... and that’s when I said, "Hey, you better shut your mouth, before I fuck it!" The boys begin to laugh hysterically MATT [sigh] That was pretty funny. (kicks rock) Are you sure it’s cool with your parents if I just show up at your house like this? JOHN Oh, dude, yeah, it’s cool. I’m positive my mom doesn’t mind. MATT How about you’re dad? JOHN (chuckle) No need to worry about that, the thing is he kinda doesn’t live with us, my parents are divorced, you know. MATT Oh, my bad dude, I’m sorry, didn’t to bring that up. JOHN It’s cool, I’m used to the fact of it by now, I mean, they have been for a while
INT. JOHN’S HOUSE.DAY The boys, John and Matt, enter the lavish home and are subsequently greeted by STACEY JAMES, John’s mother who was seated in the living room. STACEY Hi John! Honey, how was you’re day at school today? (Pause and scans Matt from head to toe) Um, hello, you must be John’s new friend! MATT Yeah, uh, I’m Matt, hi Mrs., err, I mean Ms. John’s mom, ma’am. STACEY Oh please, call me Stacey, I haven’t been a Mrs. anything since John’s scumbag of a father went and Visibly angered, John furiously interrupts his mother in the middle of her sentence. JOHN Really mom?! Why do you always have to that in front of people?! STACEY Do what? Tell the truth? JOHN Noo! You just don’t understand! John storms up the stairs towards his his room, a dumbstruck Matt follows suit. MATT Nice to, meet you Miss, I mean, Stacey. INT. JOHN’S ROOM.DAY John storms into the room slamming the door behind him, Matt knocks and then enters. JOHN Dude, I didn’t mean for you to see all that.
MATT That’s cool dude, everyone has those days. JOHN (pointing at tv) You wanna play some wii? MATT Shit! You know it! They begin to play videogames, both are now in a visibly good mood. They begin to joke around laugh as they play. EXT.SCHOOL.DAY. It is several later, Matt and John are now very good friends, Matt is seen waiting for John in the morning sitting on the steps outside of school as students begin to enter the building. JOHN What’s going on? Fuck man! It’s way too early for this. MATT I know what you mean man, I had to force myself outta bed this morning. JOHN (laughing hysterically) Yeah, what was the guy’s name whose bed you were in and refused to leave! MATT (serious) No man, it was you’re fucken mom’s bed, I refused to leave cause I didn’t want to wake her up! JOHN Woah, dude, why so hostile, man, I was just kidding. Just a joke, you sounded serious as hell. Matt attempts to laugh off what he had just said as a joke. MATT Yeah dude, I’d love to sit here and bullshit all day but I think class (MORE) (CONTINUED)
6. MATT (cont’d) is gonna be starting up in a few, we should probably head on in. JOHN Yeah, dude, I’m not trying to get no more tardies in first hour; one more and it’s a three hour Friday detention. MATT Dude, well you’d better hurry up, because its gonna
Bell rings (cont) be 8 o’ clock... JOHN FUCK! MATT Dude, lets just get to class. Matt and John make their way to their respective classes, John is seen being given a detention to be served that Friday. INT.SCHOOL HALLWAY.DAY. It is Friday and school has just ended. John is angrily gathering his things from his locker preparing for detention. Matt walks by to see what’s up, making his way through hordes of people in the hall. MATT You going to detention dude? JOHN I have to... or else. MATT Or else what? JOHN I don’t know, but I also don’t really want to find out. MATT Well, you better not be tardy to the detention, might wind up getting another. ((laughs)
JOHN Not funny. I’d better go though, later man! MATT For sure, I’ll see you around, maybe we’ll hang out tomorrow. JOHN Yep, see you then! John exits into a room with a crudely taped sign reading, "DA-TEN-SHUN" meanwhile Matt stands in the hall which is now practically vacant. EXT.JOHN’S HOUSE.DAY. Detention has ended, John is seen coming up to his house, having walked from school. He enters, throws his backpack to the ground and proceeds to look for his mother. JOHN MOM! (walking up the stairs) Mom, you up there? I’m kinda hungry and I was wondering what’s for dinner. MOM! John hears someone in his mother’s room and proceeds to walk in, the door is slightly open. (cont.) Oh there you... John is nearly paralyzed after what he sees, his best friend Matt and Stacey, his mother are in her room, on her bed, making out. Matt, notices someone has walked in and immediately flees. STACEY JOHN! Go to your room immediately! JOHN What the fuck is going on here?! STACEY I’m not going to tell you again John, go to your room! John exits his mom’s room
INT. JOHN’S ROOM.DAY Not believing what he just saw, John sits in his room staring at the wall with a blank expression. There is a knock at the door. JOHN Come in! STACEY Hi sweety, I know you saw something today, but its not what you think it was. (Sits at the edge of the bed) JOHN Well then you tell me, what did I just see? STACEY I’m just saying, you were at school for a really long time today, you must be tired, I was in my room taking a nap. JOHN Mom! I know I didn’t just imagine I saw someone run away from you’re room. STACEY No one was in there! You oughtta get some sleep. JOHN [Gasp] It was Matt! It was Matt wasn’t it? (punching bed) Yeah, I recognize that sweater anywhere, Matt was wearing it today! Mom, you’re messing around with my best friend?! STACEY Johnny! You’re delusional, I’m doing no such thing! Go to sleep young man! Stacey exits the room turning off the lights, John crawls up into bed and falls right asleep.
INT.SCHOOL CAFETERIA.DAY. Its lunch time on the following, John is eating lunch lunch all alone, just when Matt enters the cafeteria from a door leading outside. John gets up to go talk to him. JOHN Where you been at Matt? MATT Uh, at home, I just woke up. JOHN Oh, dude, what’d you do Friday after school? MATT Friday? I went home right after school. I don’t really remember, although I did watch Ghost Busters over the weekend. JOHN That’s weird, cause I think you were at my place on Friday. MATT Nah, I don’t think so, dude, you must be ceazy, I haven’t been to your place since like last Tuesday, remember. JOHN I’m sure it was you, I saw you’re sweater. MATT You know what, John, I’msorry but I gotta go. JOHN No wait. MATT I’ll see you round, Ok? Matt exits angrily the cafeteria meanwhile John just stands there perplexed. Both are physically upset.
INT.SCHOOL HALLWAY.DAY. The deafening crowd of homeward bound students is once again in the hall, John is seen anxiously waiting by Matt’s locker for him to come by. At last, as the kids in the hall start to leave, Matt emerges from the crowd. JOHN Matt, dude, I know that was you in my mom’s room. I just came here to tell you that we can’t be friends anymore. MATT Ok, you know what? Just stop it! Alright, yeah, I AM kinda messing around with Stacey but I don’t see how this is your business! JOHN My business? Dude, you’re trying to get it in with my mom! MATT Stacey is a grown woman with grown woman needs! JOHN Stacey? Dude, stop talking about my mom like that! That’s it! I don’t ever want to so you anywhere near my mom again! We can no longer be friends any more. MATT I can assure you that you’ll never see me and Stacey together ever again. Matt gives John a rather sinister smile and walks off into the emptiness of the hallway and down the stairs. John stands there outraged and punches a locker out of anger. INT. JOHN’S ROOM.DAY It is bright and early on a Saturday morning, it seems that throughout the week everything has returned to normal. Just after dawn, light begins seeping into John’s room, waking him up to an empty house.
JOHN MOM! Hello! You Home?! Looking out the window, John notices skid marks in the driveway. The worst comes to his mind. (cont.) Goddammit! JOHN anxiously dashes to MATT’S house and knocks the door, a woman answers. MATT’S MOM Hello there, It’s awefully early, what can I do for you? JOHN Hi ma’am, I’m a friend of Matt’s and I was wondering if he was around? MATT’S MOM Oh, no, Matt left earlier today, packed up. Said he was going camping with a friend and his mom. JOHN Do you know where it is that they went camping? MATT’S MOM I believe he said that his friend John’s mom had gotten a cabin out in Harrison Park. JOHN Thanks ma’am MATT’S MOM By the way son, what’s your name? JOHN Oh, I’m THE John. MATT’S MOM Oh dear! John laves Matt’s house and walks down the street headed back to his place.
EXT. JOHN’S HOUSE. DAY John manages to find the keys to his mom’s old car and is seen out in the drive contemplating. JOHN I wonder where the hell they are? (Gets in car) ok, so they’re at Harrison Park, right? Ok, Ok, lemme just think this through. (turns on car) Alrighty then. John heads out of the drive way in a very similar fashion to that of his mother, leaving skid marks. EXT. CAMPGROUND. DAY JOHN makes it to the camp site; he finds a small tent circled by luscious green trees which houses his mother STACEY and her lover MATT are laying. JOHN And what the fuck do I suppose is going on here?! STACEY John! What the hell are you doing here? JOHN Mom? You got some nerve asking me that. What are you doing? MATT John, didn’t I tell not to go meddling in things that don’t concern you? JOHN What do you mean,"Don’t concern me"? This is my mom muthfucker! MATT Muthafucker? Yeah, you got that right! Matt gives off another of his sinister expressions, John loses his cool and swings at him leading to a brawl.
STACEY Stop it! Stop it! (runs to center to stop the fight) JOHN Mom? It’s either him or me! STACEY But John? JOHN That’s it! Stacey is silent and pans out her options. MATT So, who’s it gonna be Stace? STACEY (crying) I don’t know how to say this but, I’m sorry honey... I’m going to have to choose Matt. MATT YES! JOHN I see, you made your choice, now I’m making mine. John walks away into the endless trees which engulf him as he walks through. Matt and Stacey are seen kissing passionately in front of the tent.
Published on Oct 28, 2010