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ALIEN YOUTH EPISODE 7 THE WANNABE GANGSTER V.O Previously on Alien Youth. (WE NOW SEE SHOTS OF THINGS THAT'S HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE COURSE OF 6 EPISODES.) ROLL TV SHOW THEME VIDEO FADE IN: EXT. STREET FIGHT - NIGHT (WE SEE OUR CHARACTER RAFFA LAYING IN THE WATER OF A STREET AFTER A BRUTAL FIGHT BROKE OUT ALL BUSTED UP AND HURT WITH SOME GUY STANDING BEFORE HIM HE SEES HIM RUN AWAY BUT IS BLURRY BECAUSE HE IS FADING IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS.) RAFFA What's going on (RAFFA PASSES OUT AND THE SOUNDS OF HIS VOICE FILL THE AIR.) V.O This is my life your probably wondering how I got in this situation... I never meant for this to happen I just wanted to fit in have some friends maybe for once not be a loser but things got out of hand I hung out with the wrong people did the wrong things and this is where my life is now. V.O (CONT'D) This is my story. FADE IN: INT. RAFFA'S ROOM - NIGHT (WE OPEN WITH A SHOT OF A KID HANGING OUT PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WITH HIS BEST FRIEND AND HAVING A GOOD TIME THIS IS OUR CHARACTER RAFFA.) (RAFFA'S MOM WALKS INTO THE ROOM AND HANDS THE KIDS A PIZZA AND KISSES RAFFA ON THE CHEEK.) MOM Here you boys go enjoy give some to your sister now don't the both of you eat it all. RAFFA Alright thanks mom. RYAN Thanks Julie. V.O Thats my best friend Ryan We've known each other ever since we were in 8th grade. He's like the only friend I ever had growing up because I wasn't into the kind of things kids do now days, but me and Ryan know everything about each other, were tight friends. (RAFFA'S MOM LEAVES AND RAFFA JUMPS UP AND DOES A VICTORY DANCE BECAUSE HE JUST BEAT RYAN AT NFL BLITZ.) RAFFA Touch down! Woop! (RAFFA SITS DOWN AND GRABS A SLICE OF PIZZA AND RELAXES AND SO DOES RYAN.) RYAN Now see the problem is how do we save the pizza for your sister when your sister isn't even here. RAFFA Okay foreal. (THE BOYS LAUGH ABOUT THAT AND GOOF OFF.) RYAN Hey so I got this thing from my grandfather, they call it Ouija board or something. RAFFA Oh yeah, I've heard of those, it's a possess me board. RYAN Yeah, I brought it with me, want to play it? (THE GUYS SMILE AND PUSH EVERYTHING ON THE FLOOR ASIDE AND PULL OUT THE OUIJA BOARD.) (MYSTIC MUSIC PLAYS IN THE BACKGROUND AS THEY PULL IT OUT.) RAFFA Okay, ask it something? RYAN Yeah okay, ask it. RAFFA Hello... RYAN Is anybody there? RAFFA Sure it works? RYAN I don't know. (THEY SIT FOR A FEW SECONDS AND IT STARTS TO MOVE AND THAN NOTHING OCCURS AFTER THAT.) RYAN (CONT'D) Hey, it won't work, but that's cool, its a piece of junk anyway. I'm bouncing, got a test in the morning. RYAN (CONT'D) Bye. RAFFA Yeah, see you later. (RYAN LEAVES AND RAFFA IS SITTING ALONE AFTER RYAN LEAVES RAFFA IS SITTING THERE LOOKING AT THE BOARD AND PUTS HIS HANDS ON IT.) RAFFA (CONT'D) Will I die soon? (RAFFA GETS A BIZARRE LOOK WHEN THE PLANCHET STARTS TO MOVE SUDDENLY IT SPELLS OUT THE WORD S O O N. SCARED FROM THE SHOCK HE THROWS THE STUFF OFF TO THE CORNER OF THE ROOM AND IGNORES IT.) RAFFA (CONT'D) Yeah, Piece of Junk! Doesn't work anyway. (RAFFA PICKS UP THE PIECES AFTER THROWING IT BECAUSE HE REMEMBERS THAT RYAN FORGOT IT RAFFA GETS UP AND WALKS OUTSIDE AND GOES TO GIVE IT TO HIM.) CUT TO: EXT. RAFFA'S NEIGHBORHOOD - NIGHT (WE SEE RAFFA WALKING DOWN A DARK STREET NOT VERY WELL LIT AND WE GET THE IDEA THAT HE DOESN'T LIVE IN SUCH A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD.) V.O I usually don't go outside after dark because we live in a bad neighborhood. Alot of bad things happen. Sometimes, at night if I listen real closely I can hear people fighting. Like I remember one time Ryan was walking home when he got attacked by some guys because they needed money for drugs or something and he came back and had this huge black eye from where he was hit. It was horrible... Thats why I don't really go out at night, scared that could happen to You, You know? (AS RAFFA WALKS DOWN THE STREET HE TAKES THIS TURN AND NOTICES SOMETHING THAT MAKES HIM JUMP WITH FREIGHT. HE SEE'S HIS BEST FRIEND THAT HE THOUGHT HE KNEW HANGING WITH SOME GANGSTER KIDS BEATING UP SOME KIND OF LITTLE BOY. WHEN RAFFA SEE'S THIS HE DROPS THE BOARD AND TRIES TO WALK AWAY WHEN THE GANGSTERS SEE HIM AND RYAN FREAKS OUT.) RYAN Oh crap! V.O I couldn't believe it I felt like my whole life in that very instant crashed and broke into a thousand shards of glass! Why? How? Why did he do this to me? He was my best friend! In that moment the world shut down and I was by myself. (RAFFA IS STANDING THERE IN SHOCK NOT SEEING WHAT IS GOING ON WHEN HE RUNS OVER AND PUSHES RYAN AND KNOCKS HIM OVER AND HE GETS UP WITH FURY ABOUT TO KNOCK THE HELL OUR OF RAFFA.) RYAN Go home! This doesn't concern you! RAFFA Who are You? I don't know You anymore How come I didn't know about this? GANGSTER #1 Man this punk messing with you Ryan? (RYAN STOOD THERE FOR A MOMENT NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY AND RAFFA SCARED OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN NEXT WHEN RYAN GETS BOLD.) RYAN No he's just some loser. RAFFA Loser? That's it, I'm a loser to you? RYAN Why don't you go home? RAFFA Why? Why don't you go home! RYAN I am home! RAFFA You think these people are your friends? RYAN No they're my family, they help me! RAFFA I helped you I'm your family my mom was your family, not these people! RYAN I've never had a home Raffa. I've never had a family. My dad is a drunk my mom is dead and my baby brother... is gone the fosters took him! You've just been a place to hang out with place to get food. GANGSTER #1 Like A homeless shelter (ALL THE GANGSTER START LAUGHING AT EACH OTHER AND RAFFA'S EYES FILL UP WITH TEARS AND HE IS TRYING TO HIDE THEM. HE IS SHAKING WITH ANGER.) (AT THIS POINT RAFFA HAS TEARS COMING DOWN HIS EYES AND SO DOES RYAN FROM TELLING HIS STORY.) RYAN Go home Raffa to your house your family, your wonderful life. RAFFA No I'm not going back without you! RYAN Go home Raffa! RAFFA No! (RYAN HITS RAFFA IN THE FACE AND RAFFA PASSES OUT.) CUT TO BLACK: FADE IN: EXT. RAFFA'S NEIGHBORHOOD - LATER (AFTER RAFFA GETS BACK HIS CONSCIENTIOUSNESS HE GETS UP SLOWLY AND IN PAIN HE FEELS HIS FACE AND SEES THAT HE HAS A BLACK EYE AND WALKS HOME SLOWLY.) CUT TO: INT. RAFFA'S HOUSE - LATER (RAFFA WALKS BACK INTO HIS HOUSE AND HIS MOM STOPS HIM SHOCKED BY THE HUGE BRUISE AROUND HIS EYE AND FREAKS OUT.) MOM Oh my gosh! Who did this to you, are you okay? (HE GETS ANGRY AND PUSHES AWAY FROM HER AND HIS MOM IS MAD AND UPSET, BUT MOSTLY CONCERNED DUE TO THE FACT HER SON JUST GOT HURT AND NOW HE WON'T TALK TO HER.) MOM (CONT'D) Where are you going? We have to ice that down. RAFFA Mom, leave me alone... CUT TO: INT. RAFFA'S ROOM - MOMENTS LATER (RAFFA IS UPSET AND SITS DOWN IN FRONT OF THE BED AND JUST SITS THERE FOR THE VOICE OVER.) V.O Just like that in an instant my life had changed I didn't have any friends, I was alone in the world... Its not fair and it never will be. FADE OUT: FADE IN: FAST SHOTS OF KIDS WALKING DOWN HALLWAYS IN BLACK AND WHITE WITH A SUPER IMPOSED HALF FADED BODY OF RAFFA IN THE GROUP OF KIDS MOVING SLOWLY. CROSS FADE TO: INT. RAFFA'S CLASSROOM - LATER THAT DAY (RAFFA IN CLASS AND HE NORMALLY SITS BY HIS BEST FRIEND RYAN BUT HE ISN'T THERE TODAY FOR SOME REASON, BUT RAFFA DOESN'T CARE, HE IS SITTING HEARING THE TEACHER LECTURING.) MR. DEMISE Alright guys today's bell work is Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world... What does that mean Raffa? RAFFA Who cares what it means without friends there's no point in breaking down what it means because there won't be anybody who truly cares to listen. MR. DEMISE Exactly but in a different style I like that, Raffa, good job. RAFFA What ever. FADE TO: INT. RAFFA'S ROOM - LATER THAT DAY (RAFFA IS SITTING BY HIMSELF.) V.O Now normally In this situation you would hope I would wake up because this is all a bad dream but Mr. Demise was right I needed friends, but the only place I could find them was... CUT TO: EXT. RAFFA'S NEIGHBORHOOD - THAT MOMENT (WE CUT TO A SHOT OF RAFFA STANDING NEXT TO THE GANGSTERS THAT JUMPED HIM.) GANGSTER #1 Here... Man take this and hold it for me. RYAN Raffa what do you want? RAFFA To be cool with you guys. RYAN No You can't be cool with us go home. (IN THAT VERY INSTANCE RAFFA COMPLETELY CHANGED FROM BEING INNOCENT TO SELLING HIS SOUL FOR FRIENDS AND BECOMING CORRUPT RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.) RAFFA No! I want to be cool with you guys, even if that means I have to go through you, Ryan, to get it! You took from me the only thing I cherished, our friendship, and now I want to take from you what you cherish... Your Family! GANGSTER #1 Ooooh. Kid has some guts Fight him Ryan... lets see what he's got. RYAN I'm not fighting you Raffa. RAFFA Why not scared? RYAN No it's Personal. RAFFA Oh go ahead take it personal I did when you stole my friend! (RAFFA JUMPS TO RYAN AND STARTS BEATING HIM AND KNOCKS HIM DOWN AND JUST KEEPS PUNCHING HIM UNTIL HE IS KNOCKED OUT AND HE HAS THIS EVIL LOOK IN HIS EYES.) GANGSTER #1 Oh man, he is good. Okay, you can hang with us Raffa. RAFFA Thanks. (RAFFA GETS UP OFF OF RYAN AND DUSTS HIMSELF OFF AND RYAN IS BLEEDING AND IS LAYING ON THE GROUND. RAFFA GIVES THE GANGSTER A SIGN AND RAFFA LEANS DOWN AND WHISPERS IN RYAN'S EAR.) RAFFA (CONT'D) Hurts when everything you love is taken from in you in a flash. GANGSTER #1 Man Ryan, You punk. FADE OUT: FADE IN: SHOTS OF RAFFA DOING BAD THINGS LIKE VANDALISM, DRUGS, LUST, FIGHTING, AND MANY ACTS OF DELEQUINCY. V.O So it was like that... just like that, I had friends again and my life finally started to make more sense. For a while they had me doing some stuff I wasn't really for, but after a while they started treating me cool like an equal, I liked that... But things had changed alot after a while. I started doing bad things I would sneak out, to fight and vandalize stuff, do drugs, and than come home and get caught and lie to my mom and cuss at her sometimes, I even hit her because she wouldn't stop yelling at me. FADE OUT: FADE IN: INT. MR. DEMISE CLASS - MORNING (WE SEE RAFFA SIT DOWN AND HE PUT HIS FEET UP ON A CHAIR AND VIBRATING IT AS A KID COMES IN EVAN HE SITS DOWN. THE KID THAT RAFFA'S FEET ARE VIRBATING IS THE NERD FROM EPISODE 2.) SHAWN Hey You're kicking my desk could stop. RAFFA Wow, calm down, it ain't that serious. (RAFFA COMPLETELY BLOWS THIS SHAWN OFF AND CONTINUES WITH WHAT WAS DOING.) SHAWN Yo, You're still doing it, stop! RAFFA Shut up Punk! (RAFFA GETS UP AND TRIPS HIM AND HE FALLS RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF EVAN AND SHAWN GETS UP AND PUSHES RAFFA AND RAFFA THROWS SHAWN ACROSS THE CHAIR AND INTO THE WALL.) MR. DEMISE. Hey Stop it right now! There isn't going to be any fighting in this class, do you understand? RAFFA Man this is bogus (RAFFA GETS UP AND WALKS OUT OF THE CLASS AND NOTICES THE NEW KID AND SMILES AND LEAVES.) FADE OUT: V.O Now normally I would never mess with someone like that on purpose, but that kid seriously had it coming, I mean that punk tried me... still didn't seem right though... FADE IN: EXT. RAFFA'S NEIGHBORHOOD - LATER (RAFFA WALKS UP TO HIS FRIENDS WHEN HE IS APPROACHED BY THE LEAD MEMBER WITH A QUESTION.) GANGSTER #1 Hey, Raffa, my man, how is it going bro..? RAFFA Straight as always, you know? GANGSTER #1 Of course, say man, you got a new kid in your class I heard? RAFFA Yeah something like that, he look like a wuss, why? GANGSTER #1 Well that wuss is the brother to one of the biggest units in our city and his brother tried me so I shot him and now he is whining about some street brawl but its cool though, we got this. RAFFA Yeah, I bet we do. GANGSTER #1 Of course we do and you know what, I'll do you a favor, only because you are my main man, did you know that? RAFFA Yeah, I think I did. GANGSTER #1 Cool, here's what I need you to do, you take this letter put your name on it and put it on that kids desk I'll give you one of my girls, You know? RAFFA Thats it, and I can have a girl? GANGSTER #1 Yeah you can keep her, think of her as a... a tip yeah, I'll give you Melinda all yours my man. RAFFA Yeah, I'll do it! (RAFFA GRABS THE LETTER AND LEAVES.) CUT TO: INT. MR. DEMISE CLASS - NEXT DAY (RAFFA GOES INTO THE CLASS ROOM AND PUTS A LETTER ON THE DESK AND LEAVES.) CUT TO BLACK: FADE IN: INT. RAFFA'S ROOM - LATER THAT DAY (RAFFA SITS DOWN AND PULLS UP THE PHONE AND DIALS A NUMBER WRITTEN ON A PIECE OF PAPER AND A GIRL PICKS UP.) V.O Hello, this is Melinda. RAFFA Hey Melinda, this is Raffa V.O Oh hey, wassup, wanna go hang out? RAFFA Well actually, I was thinking maybe you could come over and I'll cook you dinner and maybe watch a movie, hang out, and stuff, you know? V.O Yeah, sounds good, I'll be there in like 30. RAFFA Cool. V.O So just like that I had my first relationship I was so excited never experienced this kind of thing before! I had a girl friend its cool. FADE TO: INT. RAFFA'S HOUSE - NIGHT OUR CAMERA PULLS BACK REVEALING THAT IT IS 5:00 PM (RAFFA AND Melinda ARE EATING DINNER HAVING A NICE NIGHT. EVERYTHING SEEMS NORMAL AND THEY BOTH ARE ENJOYING THEMSELVES.) RAFFA So Melinda, how many relationships have you been in? MELINDA Not many, just one or two I guess, nothing super special. MELINDA (CONT'D) What about you? RAFFA None... MELINDA Oh my gosh, you must be just a baby than. MELINDA (CONT'D) Thats cute... (THEY BOTH SMILE AND RAFFA THINKS HE IS GETTING A RELATIONSHIP.) MELINDA (CONT'D) Hey do You have any video games that we can play? RAFFA Ummm... Yeah I do in my room. MELINDA Let's go play! CUT TO: INT. RAFFA'S ROOM - NIGHT CAMERA REVEALS THAT IT IS 1:00 AM (WE SEE THAT OUR COUPLE IS PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AND TALKING AND GOOFING OFF AND HAVING LOTS OF FUN.) CAMERA REVEALS THAT IT IS 3:00 AM RAFFA Hey, having fun? MELINDA Yeah, I've never had this much fun before! (Melinda YAWNS AND LOOKS AT RAFFA AND KISSES HIM AND HE KISSES HER BACK.) RAFFA That was my... MELINDA First kiss? RAFFA Yeah, It was special too. MELINDA Thanks I've never made any body feel that way. I've always been used to the do this, do that, get me this, get me that, attitude all my life. It makes me feel good knowing that someone cares. RAFFA I do care. MELINDA Thanks. (RAFFA GETS UP AND GOES TO THE BATHROOM AND HE SEES THAT Melinda WENT TO SLEEP IN HIS BED, HE GOES BACK AND SITS DOWN AND STARTS RUBBING HIS HANDS THROUGH HER HAIR.) RAFFA Good night, Melinda. (THE CAMERA PULLS BACK AND RAFFA HAS A HAPPY FACE.) FADE OUT: FADE IN: EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY V.O I felt complete for the first time in months like the piece of the missing puzzle was found and for once things couldn't get any better. (RAFFA WALKS UP TO OUR GANGSTER AND GIVES HIM THE HAND SIGNS.) RAFFA Hey my main man! How is going with you? GANGSTER #1 Seem happy today don't we? RAFFA Of course couldn't be happier I mean I got a girl I'm chillin with my main hommie and I think I'm in love... GANGSTER #1 In love?? RAFFA Yeah, Melinda GANGSTER #1 Oh Thats good to know you two hit it off right? RAFFA Yeah I feel absolutely perfect. GANGSTER #1 Man... Your In love! RAFFA Yeah I know!!! GANGSTER #1 Come here man, give me a hug man! RAFFA Hey do you believe in love... GANGSTER #1 Nah never experienced it but It must be something powerful. Maybe I should find someone to fall in love with? GANGSTER #1 (CONT'D) Nah.... (RAFFA GETS UP TO LEAVE BECAUSE HE HAS A DATE WITH Melinda) GANGSTER #1 (CONT'D) Leaving? RAFFA Yeah Man, I got a date with Melinda. GANGSTER #1 Alright cool, you enjoy that tip. RAFFA Will Do! (RAFFA LEAVES AND GANGSTER PULLS OUT HIS CELL PHONE AND CALLS SOMEBODY.) GANGSTER #1 ...Hey Melinda come over... I don't care if you have a date come over we need to talk. CROSS FADE TO: INT. RAFFA'S ROOM - LATER THAT DAY (RAFFA IS GETTING READY WHEN HIS PHONE RINGS AND HE ANSWERS IT.) RAFFA Hello. V.O Hey, It's Melinda we can't hang out My dad won't let me out of the house, sorry babe... RAFFA ... Oh no... It's cool I mean what can you do, parents suck. V.O Yeah completely well, I'll talk to you later, Love you bye. RAFFA Love you too Bye. (RAFFA UPSET HANGS THE PHONE UP AND SITS DOWN JUST TO GET BACK UP TO GO HANG OUT WITH GANGSTER AGAIN.) RAFFA (CONT'D) Thats cool, I'll just go hang with my main man, yeah, its cool. CUT TO: EXT. RAFFA'S NEIGHBORHOOD - MOMENTS LATER (RAFFA IS WALKING UP TO HANG OUT AND HE SEES Melinda MAKING OUT WITH HIS FRIEND AND Melinda NOTICES HIM AND SO DOES GANGSTER AND GANGSTER SMILES BECAUSE HE STOLE Melinda FROM RAFFA. AND RAFFA'S HEART HAS BEEN TORN OUT OF HIS CHEST AND STEPPED ON.) RAFFA What? MELINDA Raffa! GANGSTER #1 No you ain't leaving (Melinda KEEPS KISSING THE GANGSTER AND RAFFA RUNS OFF TO HIS HOUSE.) CUT TO: INT. RAFFA'S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER (RAFFA RUNS INTO HIS HOUSE AND INTO HIS ROOM WHERE HE SITS DOWN AND STARTS PACING REALLY FACE IN HIS SEAT AND HE BREAKS DOWN AND STARTS CRYING.) CAMERA PULLS BACK SLOWLY. V.O Once again I was alone... FADE OUT: FADE IN: EXT. RAFFA'S NEIGHBORHOOD - NEXT DAY (RAFFA IS WALKING WHEN HE IS STOPPED BY THE GANGSTER AND IS APPROACHED IN A HAPPY MANOR RAFFA IS UPSET BUT CANT' DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.) GANGSTER #1 What is good, my main man! RAFFA Oh you mean besides you stealing Melinda? I was in love with her man, why did you do that! GANGSTER #1 BECAUSE YOU WERE IN LOVE! SHE DIDN'T LOVE YOU MAN, I WAS PROTECTING YOU, THATS WHAT FAMILY DOES, UNDERSTAND?! RAFFA Yeah... I understand GANGSTER #1 Good... Anyway tonight the street rumble is going down, be there man, we need you. Remember your still my main man. RAFFA Yeah. (FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SHOW GANGSTER LEAVES HIS POST TO GO GET READY FOR THIS BATTLE WHICH MEANS SOMETHING SERIOUS IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND RAFFA SEES IS COMING BUT HE DOESN'T CARE.) CUT TO: EXT. STREET FIGHT - NIGHT SHOT OF RAFFA JUST STANDING THERE BEFORE ANYBODY ELSE HAS ARRIVED. V.O You know in the beginning, I thought this was all cool, but it's not. It never was. I lost everything, my best friend, my relationship, my life, ... my soul. I have to get out of this, one way or another. FADE OUT: EXT. STREET FIGHT - MOMENTS LATER (ALL THE GUYS SHOW UP AND THAN THE FIGHT GOES DOWN RAFFA COMES UP BEHIND HIM AND HITS EVAN AND EVAN FALLS AND GETS BACK UP AND HITS RAFFA AND KNOCKS HIM TO THE FLOOR AND EVERYBODY SCATTERS AS THEY HEAR THE SOUNDS OF POLICE SIRENS FILL THE AIR AND RAIN FALLS TO THE FLOOR.) RAFFA WHY........... FADE OUT: END OF SHOW
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