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INT.BEDROOM-EARLY MORNING STEVE, a man in his mid-thirties about 5'11" fair skinned clean shaven works as a home security salesman selling software and finding contracts. The job requires him to travel around. DEBBIE,small, petite and pretty with long auburn hair is in her late twenties. Both Steve and Debbie live together in an apartment in upstate n.y. Its early morning and Steve is turning and moving around the bed not being able to sleep he starts talking out loud reliving a nightmare. STEVE No! Nooo! the 6:05! where?....its not late! wait! wait!.... DEBBIE (Turns on the light) Steve? (Grabs him) Steve! your talking in your sleep, wake up! Steve wakes up DEBBIE(CONT) Its that damn dream again, God, look at you,your all wet and red in the face. Reaches for the glass of water and hands it to STEVE. DEBBIE(CONT) Here drink this. (Looking around) Your pills? STEVE Sitting on the edge of the bed. No, its o.k. what time is it? Sips the water. DEBBIE Its a quarter to seven, why don't you take it easy today and get some rest you didn't get hardly any sleep? STEVE No, I'll be fine just give me a minute, let me wake up and have a cup of coffee and we can go. DEBBIE She gets up and puts on her bathrobe and slippers. Alright then, after you shower you should feel better. Talking to Steve with her back to him, irritated. STEVE Now what? whats wrong? tell me. DEBBIE Looking at Steve and pauses. I'm scarred, the dreams you have are becoming upsetting, you look like your fighting for your life in bed. STEVE Debbie, stop it please? I'm going to clean up and then we'll go out and have a nice time, right? now go make the coffee. Touches her face to be reassuring. Debbie turns away and exits the bedroom. Steve enters the bathroom then closes the door. INT.KITCHEN-MID MORNING Debbie finishes pouring coffee into the cups at the counter as Steve enters the kitchen buttoning his shirt looking for his coffee. DEBBIE You look better, how do you feel? STEVE Good, you almost ready to go? DEBBIE Yes, in a minute want me to drive? STEVE No Its OK, I'll drive. Steve picks up his car keys from the wall hook and cell phone from the table. Well OK, got everything then? DEBBIE I think so, I do need to stop at a ATM though. STEVE Alright then lets get going. EXT.FRONT OF HOUSE-LATE MORNING Steve and Debbie exit the front door and walk to the car. As Steve and Debbie are walking Debbie stops and asks a question. DEBBIE Steve? what is the time 6:05 about in your dream? STEVE He stops to listen. You heard me say that while I was sleeping? DEBBIE Yes, well thats what woke me up. You said I need to make the 6:05, like that, and you said it loud. STEVE I don't know, look I thought we we're out to have some fun today? come on. They get into the car and drive off. INT.THE ANTIQUE SHOP-EARLY AFTERNOON A customer is walking out as Steve and Debbie are entering. DEBBIE Something catches her eye. Honey! look at this, an old Mr Potato head. I haven't seen one of these in years. STEVE (Sneering) Talk about walking down memory lane. As Steve is scanning the shop his attention is grabbed by a table of old toys. He picks up a toy train and studies it. While holding the toy train a voice startles him. DEBBIE STEVE?....STEVE!? STEVE What!? whats wrong? DEBBIE Didn't you hear me? STEVE No, I guess I didn't sorry. Debbie takes the train from Steve's hand and puts it back down. DEBBIE We're spending the day together, remember? STEVE (Takes her arm) OK, where to next? whats over there? DEBBIE Anywhere, just lets not loose each other I don't feel like shopping around for you, right? STEVE Right, well whats over there? DEBBIE I don't know, some nice pieces from the early 40s I think. Lets have a look. Debbie enjoying her visit to at the antique shop wants Steve to go with her to a different area of the shop. STEVE Look go on ahead just let me take a look at some of these WWII things on that table. DEBBIE (frustrated) Honey, come on, again? STEVE I'll follow you over, I'm not going to be long, promise. DEBBIE Alright, I'll stick around here till your done then. Debbie moves over to the table where Steve is going through some interesting pieces. She grabs an old watch, looks at it and tosses it to Steve. DEBBIE(CONT) Here, look even she has it hard getting her fiance to spend time with her. STEVE Steve looks over the watch and reads the inscription,"Every minute together,for eternity". Steve turns his attention to one of the SHOP KEEPERS. STEVE(CONT) Excuse me, are you the original owner of this time piece? INT.SHOP-EARLY AFTERNOON SHOP KEEPER No, that person is probably history like the watch. STEVE You think so? so you didn't know the owner of this watch? SHOP KEEPER I don't know sir, we get things like that watch from all walks of life in this business. STEVE Yes I see. Puts back the watch. A set of old black and white pictures catches his eye. DEBBIE (Nudges Steve) Steve, Steve! what are you doing? STEVE (Startled) Oh, nothing why? DEBBIE Are you finished here? I would like to have a look around the rest of the shop sometime today. STEVE Yea sure, I'm finished lets go. Steve is walking behind Debbie when Steve gets a call on his cell phone. Debbie turns and gives an aggravated look to Steve. DEBBIE Who can that be now? STEVE (Answers the phone) I have no idea. Hello, yes it is who is this? BILL, O.K. referred by a customer? Steve is walking around thoughtlessly as he talks on the phone. He gets a pen and a piece of paper from his pocket. STEVE(CONT) OK I got it, One Moonlight Dr, sure I'll be there. Steve hangs up and without saying anything he walks out the door and Debbie goes after him but its too late she sees him drive off. DEBBIE Steve! Steveee!! INT.CAR-MID AFTERNOON Steve pulls the car over grabs the road map and opens it. STEVE (Mumbling) Moonlight Dr? damn,and its not on the map. He puts down the map and looks at his surroundings and sees someone in their driveway working on a car with a friend. EXT.DRIVEWAY-LATE AFTERNOON Steve pulls up to the driveway and rolls down his window. STEVE Excuse me there! hey buddy! The two young men stop and look to see who is calling them. STEVE(CONT) Hi, I need a little help, can you tell me where Moonlight Dr.is? The two young men stop and look to see who is yelling to them and give Steve a long stare then one of them points down the street. Then returns to looking under the hood. STEVE Moonlight Dr.? you sure? The one young man lifts his head from under the hood and gives a nod. STEVE(CONT) (Mumbling) Jeez, whats with these people? don't like to talk I guess don't like to talk I guess. He turns the car around and heads in that direction. EXT.MOONLIGHT DRIVE-MID AFTERNOON The street he comes to looks more like a private road then a street with a painted sign reading "Moonlight Dr." STEVE (Mumbling) No wonder it wasn't on the map. I hope this isn't a waste of time. Steve continues on down Moonlight Dr. and arrives at "one Moonlight Dr." and proceeds down its driveway getting a good look of the big house. He grabs his business case then closes the car door and walks to the front door and rings the door bell. The door opens and standing in front of him is a man in his mid 70s STEVE BILL, right? BILL Oh, you made it, good. Steve takes Bills hand and shakes it. BILL(CONT) I should of gave you better directions I forgot about the private road, I'm sorry. INT.BILLS HOUSE HALLWAY-MID AFTERNOON STEVE It happens, I'm here now thats what matters. Nice house you have. BILL Thank you come on in. We can go in the living room, be more comfortable there. I was thinking just a simple security system for me I think, I'm home a lot and its mainly just peace of mind. STEVE OK sure I'll take a look around and see what I can cook up. BILL Something to drink? STEVE Oh, no thanks I'm OK. BILL Sit down and get comfortable.Can you give me a minute I was in the middle of something just before you arrived. STEVE Yea sure, go ahead. Bill exits the room leaving Steve in the living room. INT.BILLS HOUSE-LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE-MID AFTERNOON Steve is walking around the room putting together an estimate for a security system for Bill when he comes to the fireplace. He sees on the mantle some old pictures and what looks like old family keepsakes. One picture is of a young woman dressed in 1940s garb and a child holding her hand, beside that is an old watch. Bill returns from the other room sees Steve looking at the objects on the mantle. BILL Find anything interesting? STEVE (Surprised) Ahh, no just admiring the antiques you have here. The picture, of the girl and baby, who's that of? if you don't mind me asking? BILL Of course not, the picture is of my late daughter and her son. The watch had belonged to her fiance'. STEVE (Shocked) Late daughter? what happened? BILL Its what they call dying from a broken heart I believe. STEVE Something with a boyfriend then? BILL Yes, a very Tragic chain of events, her boyfriend STEPHEN, her husband to be, served in the Armed Forces during WWII, after the war ended we were told he would be coming home by train from where he was stationed in California.JANICE my daughter was filled with excitement about it so we decided to wait at the station with her for his arrival that early evening. The wait felt like an eternity. Then we found out why. Bill standing still in deep memory describes the awful moments he and his wife witnessed what his daughter was about to endure. Steve is uneasy as he listens to the story. BILL The train derailed, killing a great number of people including Stephen. Janice when into shock and never was the same again, she struggled with her fight of depression from his death having to work hard to raise WILLIAM the son she had that now was illegitimate, fell asleep one day after having too much to drink leaving little William unattended, he fell down a flight of steps playing, breaking his neck. STEVE (Exhausted) Shocking, thats hard, almost like being cheated. (Stunned) Did you say STEPHEN? BILL Yes I did why? Steve walks over to the couch a little shook and sits down to go through his papers, nervously, trying to find a brochure to hand to Bill. INT.BILLS HOUSE-LIVING ROOM COUCH-LATE AFTERNOON STEVE So how's your daughter now after all that? BILL still standing turns his head to see Steve's reaction to his next answer. BILL She died one month after the child did, I don't think I need to explain why, it's obvious. Steve nervously touching his head and moving things around the table. BILL(CONT) You alright? looking for something important? STEVE (Stands up) No, I'm OK not enough sleep I guess making me forgetful. Umm, why don't we do this later in the week I'll come back and give you a better estimate I don't have the time to estimate the job right. Alright? Bill walks over to Steve to see him to the door. BILL OK it is kind of late to start with that now. Just give me a call and you know where I live now so you won't waste time looking for the house. EXT.BILLS HOUSE-DRIVEWAY-LATE AFTERNOON STEVE hurries to his car. Gets in starts the engine, while adjusting the rear view mirror sees the reflection of Bills house in it, but it isn't what he would expect to see. Bills house is now a old abandoned one with boarded up windows and overgrowth all around it. Steve shaken he hits the gas pedal hard throwing gravel and dirt everywhere. Driving way too fast down the driveway he hits a bump and looses control stalling out the car. Trying to start it back up again,he can't its flooded. EXT.THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY-LATE AFTERNOON STEVE (Mumbling) Flooded, damn! well maybe I should wait awhile then try again. He gets out of the car takes a breath then wanders a little down the road and then sees through the weeds in front of him a railroad track. EXT.WALKING THE TRACKS-EARLY EVENING Steve peers both ways down the tracks and sees that the track bends into a right turn so he walks toward it to see what is at the end of it when he comes upon a shinny object laying on the ground. He picks it up, looks at it closely and notices the watch is identical to the one at Bills house. STEVE What the hell is this doing out here? Same watch that was at Bills?, inscription and all. "Together Forever Love Janice". Steve slips the watch into his pocket and sees something else, an old newspaper on the ground. The headline reads "WAR IS OVER JAPAN SURRENDERS". He proceeds to walk when he sees what looks like a train station and gets a flash back of his dream making him uneasy. EXT.TRAIN STATION PLATFORM-EARLY EVENING Lifting himself up on the station platform STEVE stands up only to see a very old TICKET MASTER standing right in front of him. the TICKET MASTER extends his hand with a ticket in it handing it to STEVE. TICKET MASTER (Grinning) Your ticket sir, the train leaves on time. 6:05 STEVE (Scared) No, not me, I don't need a ticket, Thank you. TICKET MASTER All the same sir its been purchased, take it, it is yours. Now Steve is very upset, he slaps away the ticket from the Ticket masters hand and turns to walk away, Then he sees something he can't believe, the woman in the photograph. STEVE Its not mine I said!. He begins walking toward her, it was as if he was looking at the photograph it self, an illusion of Janice. When he gets right up next to her she smiles. JANICE Steve, you made it, don't be frightened its me Janice, its been a very long time, but finally now we'll be together. I won't let you miss the train again and its coming now. Janice reaches to put her hands to his face and then Steve breaks away from her and runs toward the road at the end of the station. Steve turns to look back behind himself and hears a loud ear piercing screech. EXT.TRUCK ACCIDENT-LATE EVENING Steve comes to and sees a blurry image of a TRUCK DRIVER kneeling over him putting his hand under Steve's head. TRUCK DRIVER God, Mr. why did you run out like that? Come on buddy stay with me you'll be OK. He hears a voice its coming from behind them. Its Janice. Through his dying eyes he sees Janice reaching out for him. Steve looks up at the Truck driver and gives one last small smile and then lets go. EXT.BOARDING THE TRAIN-LATE EVENING Now standing in his sharp Army uniform on the station platform with steam bellowing out from the train sitting in front of him. The Ticket master approaches Steve again to hand him his ticket. TICKET MASTER Ready now sir? your ticket they have been waiting. STEVE Yes, I'm looking for a woman... Janice appears from the steam around the train. JANICE I'm here. They make eye contact and walk toward each other and take hands. STEVE That must be our train. JANICE Yes, it is. Ready? STEVE I think I kept you waiting long enough. They take hands and walk together on to the train. Steve and Janice are seen sitting through the trains window as the whistle sounds Steve can be seen reaching for the watch in his pocket. INT.TRAIN-LATE EVENING STEVE Look, 6:05, right on time and together. JANICE Yes, forever an eternity. As the train pulls away it passes the truck and truck driver still kneeling over the fatally injured Steve in the street. THE END
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