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          INT. CLASSROOM

          The camera pans around the classroom, showing all of the students,
          it then goes around the back of one¬  napping student, a
          clear slacker, with his hair unkempt and his shirt not
          tucked, with trainers on his feet and chewing gum in his
          mouth. All of a sudden, a pen flies onto his lap. In no particular
          rush, he comes into consciousness, scratching his head.

                              TEACHER
                    This is a classroom, not your
                    bedroom, I'll have you know that,
                    Joseph.

          JOE looks up, at first confused as to whether the TEACHER is addressing
          him. He looks at her puzzled.

                              JOE
                    What? Oh, Ok.

          MISS HURST fakes a smile, then reverting to her tightly wound,
          stuck up persona.

                              MISS HURST
                    I would also appreciate it, if you
                    would be so kind as to deposit a
                    certain contraband item of yours in
                    the bin.

          JOE looks at MISS HURST like she has grown a third eye.

                              JOE
                    Deposit my what?

                              MISS HURST
                    Put your Chewing gum in the bin,
                    unless I'm asking too much?

          JOE now follows what she means, and takes a sarcastic tone with
          MISS HURST.

                              JOE
                    Why of course, Miss Hurst, nothing
                    would make me happier.

          He Struts/Marches to the front of the class, proudly
          thrusting his gum into the bin. He then takes a bow and
          walks back to his seat. Joe Sits.¬ 
 
                              MISS HURST
                         (Grimacing)
                    Thank you, Joseph. That's much
                    better.
          Angle on Joe, camera pulls in.

                              JOE
                         (Narrating)
                    1st period, Maths, Miss Hurst, can
                    life get any worse?¬  This¬  is¬ 
                    pretty much every Friday morning¬ 
                    for me...¬  Sitting here, not taking
                    in a word of what she has to say,
                    my mind wandering about anything
                    but this class...

                                                      DISSOLVE TO

          EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD (DAYDREAM)

          JOE is playing football and having fun.

                                                          CUT TO


          EXT. SCHOOL (DAYDREAM)

          JOE is hanging out with his friends.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM (DAYDREAM)

          JOE gets up out of his seat and begins to taunt and make gestures
          at Miss Hurst. After a while she turns around and looks at
          him, astonished.

                              MISS HURST
                    Mr. Griffin!

          JOE jumps in surprise.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM (DAYDREAM)

          JOE jumps (in his seat), the class around him are all
          staring at him, and Miss Hurst continues to peer at him with
          a sense of utter Loathing.
 
                              MISS HURST
                    Just who do you think you are? I
                    warned you once already about this
                    business of falling asleep in my
                    class! I simply WILL NOT TOLERATE IT!

                              JOE
                    Sorry, miss.

                              MISS HURST
                    Save it, young man, you are in
                    sixth form now, for Christ's sake!
                    Start acting like it! You are no
                    longer a child yet you insist on
                    acting like one! And now, like a
                    child, I must, I mean I simply am
                    forced to give you a detention.

                              JOE
                    Miss.

                              MISS HURST
                    You will stay behind during class,
                    so I may give you your Detention
                    slip.

                              JOE
                    Yes, miss.

          Miss Hurst continues to ramble on, partially about JOE, partially
          about maths, the camera focuses selectively on Joe, moodily
          taking notes.

                                                         FADE TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          The camera pulls in on JOE standing with Miss Hurst, who is clearly
          rambling on about much of nothing, and trying to give JOE a "motivational
          talk". The camera cross-cuts between JOE's face and that of
          Miss Hurst.

                              JOE
                         (Narrating)
                    God she just keeps on going on and
                    on and on and on. It's driving me
                    insane!

                              MISS HURST
                    You understand I don't enjoy this?
 
          JOE nods.

                              JOE
                    I understand. (Narrating)I
                    understand you're a bitch.

                              

                              MISS HURST
                    I'm Glad, you have so much
                    potential, Joseph, you're at least capable
                    of exhibiting a lot more effort
                    than you are at the moment.

                              JOE
                    You're right, miss. I'll try
                    harder, you know, I've just been having
                    a hard time focusing recently.

                              MISS HURST
                    Why do you think that is, Joseph?

                              JOE
                         (Narrating)
                    Probably because you and your class
                    are about as exciting as watching a
                    championship nail filing
                    competition.

                              MISS HURST
                    Joseph?

                              JOE
                    Oh, um, I dunno miss, I think it
                    might just be teen angst and stress
                    getting to me a bit.

                              MISS HURST
                    Is something at home stressing you
                    out?

                              JOE
                    Oh no, I'm fine miss, don't worry.
                    I'll try harder, I promise.

                              MISS HURST
                         (Very awkwardly/forcedly)
                    Well, if you ever need to speak to,
                    my ears are always open, and I
                    always have the time.
 
                              JOE
                         (Narrating)
                    Sure you do.

                              JOE
                    Thanks, miss, it really means a lot
                    to me that you would be willing to
                    make an effort. And if I ever need
                    to talk to anybody, you'll be the first
                    person I come see.

          Miss Hurst tries not to look like he has just threatened
          her.

                              MISS HURST
                    Very well. I'm not going to give
                    you a detention today, Joseph, and
                    I feel like we really made some
                    progress here. But I do expect an
                    increase in your effort, or else I
                    will be forced into giving you one
                    in the future...

                              JOE
                    Yes miss, I'd better get going to
                    second period now...

                              MISS HURST
                    Right then, goodbye.

          JOE walks out.

          INT. SCHOOL (HALLWAY)

          JOE is casually walking to second period. He walks past a
          few people, though not many, as most are in class. Each
          person has a different reaction to seeing him, one says,
          "Hi",(A 'Plastic') while another looks at him with mixed
          hate/judgment/fear (an antisocial Geek/Nerd), a genuine
          friend walks past saying, "Hey, you alright mate?", and a
          Younger kid walks past. During this period he leaves the
          Language block and is walking outside, then re-enters in the
          C block. He walks up to a door and steps in.

                                                          CUT TO

 
          INT. CLASSROOM

          (Other side of the door)JOE casually walks in, it is evident from
          the teachers reaction and posture, along with his weak
          voice, that he is a pushover, yet he attempts to make an
          example of JOE.

                              TEACHER
                    You're late.

                              JOE
                    Yeah, sorry about that, Miss Hurst
                    wanted to talk to me about some
                    stuff.

                              TEACHER
                    Oh, um, Ok. um, Where's your Tie?

                              JOE
                    Oh, long story sir, I was wearing
                    it yeah, and I was brushing my
                    teeth, and then what happens? THUD!
                    A big blob of toothpaste and saliva
                    goes flying onto what was my only
                    clean tie, the others are out for
                    cleaning.

                              TEACHER
                    Oh, I see, Alright then, um, please
                    take a seat, today we're learning
                    about culture.

          JOE begins to walk over to his desk, where his friend (MICHAEL)
          is smiling at him.

                              JOE
                         (Narrating)
                    General Studies, (he laughs), it's
                    such a bullshit lesson.

                              MICHAEL
                    Hey, mate you been missing out on
                    this incredible lesson!

                              JOE
                    Oh yeah, mate!

                              MICHAEL
                    Na, Seriously mate, High Culture,
                    Low Culture man, Free your mind!
 
          they both look up to find the TEACHER is oblivious, and that roughly
          3 people are paying attention to the TEACHER as he rambles
          on, whilst the others go about their conversations.

                              MICHAEL
                    So what you gonna do this weekend?

                              JOE
                    Nothing much, sit at home, chill
                    out, watch some TV, play a little
                    Gears of war, go chill out with you
                    lot, you know, same shit as usual.

                              MICHAEL
                    Cool cool, you not going to
                    Sophie's party?

                              JOE
                    Nope, you know I don't like her.

                              MICHAEL
                    So? A party's a party, man.

                              JOE
                    yeah but I aint even invited or
                    nothing, plus I bet you it'll be
                    lame.

                              MICHAEL
                    Why is that?

                              JOE
                    Cause they're always lame, these
                    parties, so and so gets absolutely
                    wasted, whats-her-face gets even
                    more wasted and gets with loads of boys,
                    whats-his-name gets with ugly-girl,
                    miss thing rejects Mr. Cocky, whatever
                    man, that shit is just boring.

                              MICHAEL
                    Whatever to you, (laughing) it's
                    not my fault your an antisocial
                    twat.
 
                              JOE
                         (Laughing)
                    Oh yeah sure, I'm so antisocial,
                    right?

                              MICHAEL
                    Na, seriously, you never seem to go
                    on about the girls in our year like
                    you used to, I'm starting to worry
                    about you if you know what I mean.

                              JOE
                    What?!

                              MICHAEL
                    Yeah mate, it's starting to get
                    uncomfortable, hey, if you're gay
                    thats your business but you gotta
                    warn me first!

                              JOE
                    You twat!

          They fight playfully. The girl sat behind them nudges
          MICHAEL.

                              MICHAEL
                    Oh, hey.

                              GIRL
                    Hey, Ellie asked me to give you
                    this.

          She hands him a note.

                              MICHAEL
                    Oh, thanks sweetheart.

          GIRL giggles and blushes.

                              GIRL
                    No problem.

          MICHAEL starts to unwrap the bit of paper, while JOE crowds around
          him.

                              JOE
                    Hey, what we got here?

                              MICHAEL
                    Nothing much, you know.
 
          They read the message.

                              JOE
                    So you and Ellie, eh?

                              MICHAEL
                    Keep it down.

                              JOE
                    no seriously like she's on you,
                    like, "hey MICHAEL, when are you
                    free so we can go somewhere and
                    have a little fuck fest?"

                              MICHAEL
                         (Whispering)
                    Keep it down man! She'll hear you!

          JOE begins to dry hump the table.

                              JOE
                    Ah, Yeah, Oh yeah, Ah, oh thats it
                    right there baby, Ah, Ah, Ah, Oh my
                    god!

          After saying "Oh my God too loud, everyone, including the teacher,
          look round.

                              TEACHER
                    Do you mind, Joe?

                              JOE
                    Sorry sir, I just, couldn't control
                    myself.

                              TEACHER
                    Ah, well, um, Please try to control
                    yourself when you're in my class.

                              JOE
                    Certainly, I'll try my very
                    hardest, sir.

          He slumps back in his chair, embarrassed.

                              MICHAEL
                    Retard.

                              JOE
                    Shut up.
 
          They both laugh.

                                                      DISSOLVE TO

          JOE and MICHAEL are asleep in their seats. The bell rings
          and they wake up.

                              JOE
                    Ah, Break time!

                              MICHAEL
                    Yeah mate, hey I'll catch you up,
                    alright?

                              JOE
                    Why? You got something to do? OH I
                    SEE, Bros before Hoes mate,
                    remember that.

                              MICHAEL
                         (Laughing)
                    Man, Shut up I swear!

          JOE gets up and walks out MICHAEL stays behind and begins to chat
          up ELLIE.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. SCHOOL (HALLWAY)

          JOE is walking down the hallway to leave the C block and walks/jogs/skips
          down the steps. He walks into the snack bar and sees two friends
          of his in the Dinner queue. JOE goes and skips the queue
          with them (DAVE) (ROB).

                              ROB
                    Hey mate, hows it going?

                              JOE
                    Good, good man, you cool Rob?

                              ROB
                    Yeah it's all good mate.

                              

                              ROB (CONT'D)
                    Hey what lesson you just have?

                              JOE
                    General Studies, You?
 
                              ROB
                    I had a free period mate, sat in
                    the library and did fuck all the
                    whole lesson.

                              JOE
                    Cool, man. (Sees BEN) Hey Ben! Come
                    sit down!

          BEN sits.

                              BEN
                    Hey, what's up.

          FREEZE FRAME ON BEN. CAMERA PULLS IN SLIGHTLY.

                              JOE
                    Not much mate, hows everything with
                    you?

                              BEN
                    It's alright I guess.

                              JOE
                    Yeah? Hows your mum doing?

                              BEN
                    She's fine.

                              JOE
                    How you holding up, with
                    everything?

                              BEN
                    I'm Ok, Joe, don't worry about me.

                              JOE
                    Course I worry about you, Your like
                    my brother mate!

                              BEN
                    You too man, don't worry about me.

                              ROB
                         (Interrupting)
                    Ok, you're his brother he's your
                    brother we're all brothers, you two
                    finished being all broke-back
                    mountain?
 
                              JOE
                    hey why don't you shut the fuck up,
                    cum stain. Hey Michael!

          JOE motions him over.

                              JOE
                    Hey well if it aint Ellie's future
                    husband.

                              OTHERS
                    Whats this?

                              JOE
                    Ellie Richards been writing all
                    these notes to Mike, talking bout
                    are you going to Sophie's party and
                    la la la la la.

          They talk and mess around, eventually getting their sandwiches
          and then everyone sticking their sandwich stickers on ROB,
          who then tries to put them (very aggressively) on BEN. BEN
          does not retaliate, but laughs it off instead.

                              JOE
                    Hey, you lot have a free last
                    period?

                              OTHERS
                         (Mixed Yeses and Nos)

          

                              
                    Oh, well anyway, You wanna go into
                    town?

                              OTHERS
                    Yeah we might as well. (Except Ben)

                              BEN
                    I'm alright thanks, I'd rather not.

          Everybody else accepts this and goes about their business, whilst
          JOE stops to talk with BEN.

                              JOE
                    What's wrong?
 
                              BEN
                    Nothing.

                              JOE
                    Well then why don't you wanna come
                    out?

                              BEN
                    Well I got a lesson last period,
                    and if I'm late for registration
                    the teacher will get on my ass,
                    plus we aren't allowed into town during
                    lunch, and

                              JOE
                    Hey! It's a Friday, mate. Chill out
                    a bit, let loose, don't be so
                    scared of the consequences of
                    everything, otherwise you'll never
                    do anything or have any fun, man.

                              BEN
                    Yeah, I guess you're right.

                              JOE
                    So you gonna come out into town?

                              BEN
                    uh, I don't know, probably.

                              JOE
                    Ok, man, you don't have to, but you
                    should, have a little fun, you
                    know?

                              BEN
                    Yeah, I see what your saying.

                              JOE
                    Ok, see you fourth period.

                              BEN
                    Cool.
 
          JOE walks off. ANGLE ON BEN, Camera takes BEN'S POV as he walks
          off to class. ANGLE ON BEN walking down the hallways. Unlike
          when JOE was walking to Second Period, there are different
          reactions to BEN as he walks by, the smiles from girls,
          rather than actual attraction, reflect the opinion "He's a
          really nice guy, but I'd never want to be with him", To the
          girl who "looks up and down" at BEN, signifying her opinion
          of social superiority over him. The boys react differently
          to BEN, most liking him, some ignoring him completely.

          The camera follows BEN through to class, showing he has less "pep
          in his step" than JOE, though a very innocent (though not
          TOO innocent) good-natured, smile rests on his face most of
          the time.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. WHITE-BOARD

          The text (Period 3) is written on the board.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          BEN walks into his classroom and takes a seat. As he sits he shares
          glances with a somewhat pretty-looking girl. He sits down
          with a dumb smile on his face, indicating his feelings.

                              TEACHER
                    If you turn to page 254, you should
                    see some questions on alcohols and
                    when you finish those, page 372 has
                    some questions on proteins, any
                    questions?

          A student raises their hand, they begin to ask a question as the
          sound fades out and the camera pulls in on BEN as he begins
          to open his book to find the page, and begins to scribble on
          his notebook.

                                                          CUT TO

 
          INT. BEN'S NOTEBOOK

          Ben has written his name and traced over it several times,
          he begins to write the first few letters of the answer to a
          question, then begins to go over that, then begins to doodle
          in the margin. He tears off the corner of the page, and
          scribbles "How R U?" on the piece of paper, passing

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          BEN looks over at the GIRL (KATIE), and watches her read the note.
          She looks over to him and he waves. She smiles back and
          waves back. She scribbles something on the paper.

          BEN gets a note back from her.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. BEN'S NOTEBOOK

          Ben drags the note across his exercise book and opens it. It says
          "I'm doing really Good, You alright? xx". BEN grabs his pen
          and begins to scribble.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          BEN passes a note forward. a montage begins of notes being passed
          to and fro. The sequence ending with BEN receiving a note
          from her which has part of their conversation on it.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. BEN'S NOTEBOOK

          part of a conversation is shown on the note.

                              KATIE
                    Erm, I'm kinda busy lunchtime, you
                    wanna talk after school?

                              BEN
                    Yeah, sure, that would be great.

                              KATIE
                    K, See you after school then! xx

                                                          CUT TO

 
          INT. BEN'S NOTEBOOK

          Ben smiles nervously, he leans back in his chair slightly.

                                                     DISSOLVE TO


          EXT. SCHOOL (DAYDREAM)

          BEN and KATIE are walking together, holding hands. BEN is talking
          to her.

                              BEN
                    So yeah, uh, well I mean, I
                    understand if you would rather just
                    be friends or you're not
                    interested, or if nows a bad
                    time...

                              KATIE
                         (laughs a little)
                    Ben, Honestly, I've been waiting
                    for us to have this talk for ages.

                              BEN
                    Wait, so that means?

          They kiss.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          BEN is sitting, smiling and completely daydreaming as those around
          him work/talk/mess about. His teacher approaches him.

                              TEACHER
                    Come on, Ben. Let's see some work.

                              BEN
                         (Sighing)
                    Yes, sir.

                              TEACHER
                    Come on, I know you don't find it
                    hard, when you can be bothered you
                    always produce great results, its
                    just this daydreaming and the way
                    your effort levels seem to sway so
                    dramatically...
 
                              BEN
                         (sighing more)
                    Yeah, sorry sir, I've just been
                    distracted recently.

                              TEACHER
                    Ok, just knock out these questions
                    and you can be as distracted as you
                    want, (trying to be nice) Drift off
                    in period 4, just try and work in
                    my lesson...

          BEN picks up his pen and begins to write.

                                                         FADE TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          The school bell rings, and the students, bags already
          packed, get up and leave for their next class. The camera
          starts to pull in on BEN, who is leaving class. KATIE
          catches up with him.

                              KATIE
                    Hey, so I'll see you after school
                    yeah?

                              BEN
                    Yeah, sure.

                              KATIE
                    Great! Bye then.

          She hugs him briefly and walks away to catch up with her friends.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          BEN, JOE, DAVE, MICHAEL and ROB are sat in class, all
          looking somewhat bored. A note is passed to BEN, It says,
          "You Coming to town then?", he looks over at JOE and nods.
          BEN then sits back in his chair and begins to daydream
          again.

                                                     DISSOLVE TO

 
          EXT. SCHOOL (DAYDREAM)

          BEN and KATIE are standing in the street. KATIE has her
          right hand on his shoulder. His posture is weaker than the
          previous scene.

                              KATIE
                    I'm really sorry, BEN, I would just
                    rather we stayed friends, I really
                    like you and everything, I just
                    don't know that I could see us together.
                    I'm so sorry, You understand,
                    right?

                              BEN
                         (holding back the sadness)
                    Yeah, don't worry about it, I
                    understand.

          BEN forces a smile.

                              KATIE
                    I knew you would! you're so
                    understanding, oh, well I have to go
                    now, see you tomorrow?

                              BEN
                    Yeah, sure.

          KATIE runs of to join a group of mixed girls/boys.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM (DAYDREAM)

          The camera begins to pull in out from BEN, and in on JOE,
          who has a weird smile on his face. The camera cuts to the
          attractive TEACHER, then back to him, then back to the
          TEACHER, then back again to him. The camera then cuts to the
          teacher blowing a kiss to him, then back to him, then to the teacher
          beckoning him over with a finger, then back to him. JOE gets
          out of his chair, walks over to the teacher, and they begin
          to get off. The lights switch off, and the camera cuts to a
          view of the classroom, which is now empty, they are getting
          off on the classroom desk.

                              TEACHER
                         (In sexy tone)
                    Oh, Joe!
 
                              TEACHER
                         (in completely different tone)
                    Oh, Joe.

                              TEACHER
                    Joe

                              TEACHER
                    Joe!

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          JOE is sat in the full class, the TEACHER staring at him.

                              TEACHER
                    Would you care to put the answer on
                    the board Joe?

          The perverted smile on JOE'S face drops immediately, he begins
          to act nervously, he quickly glances down, as it is evident
          he has a BONER.

                              JOE
                    uh, you mean like go up to the
                    board and write it?

                              TEACHER
                    That's usually how you do it, Joe.

                              JOE
                    ah, well, miss, I hurt my leg real
                    bad doing sports studies, so uh,
                    I'd really rather not. I can give
                    you the answer if you want, though.

          The teacher looks at him, then decides to spare him.

                              TEACHER
                    No, no, that's fine Joe. Any
                    volunteers?

          The camera pulls in on JOE, as he takes a Long, loud, sigh
          of relief. The TEACHER glances round at him suspiciously,
          possibly regretting her decision. The camera pulls in on
          MICHAEL.

                                                     DISSOLVE TO

 
          INT. BEDROOM (DAYDREAM)

          MICHAEL is going through his wardrobe looking through

                              MICHAEL
                         (narrating)
                    What should I wear to that party?

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          Michael looks ponderous.

                                                         FADE TO


          INT. CLASSROOM

          The school bell rings. The students get up to leave.

                              TEACHER
                    Ok, everybody, have a good weekend!
                    and don't forget the essay due on
                    Wednesday. Oh, and Joe, could you
                    stay behind a few minutes please?

          JOE slumps, while standing packing his bag. Everybody gets
          up and leaves the room, leaving the TEACHER and JOE.

                              TEACHER
                    So, Joe...What happened today? You
                    were barely in the lesson.

                              JOE
                    Yeah I'm Sorry miss, I'm just
                    really tired today, I was so busy
                    last night.

          The screen splits. In one screen JOE is talking to the TEACHER,
          in the other, he is playing Xbox 360.

                              TEACHER
                    What were you busy doing?

                              JOE
                    Well, working mostly, I had a bunch
                    of homework. Plus it's the fourth
                    period on a Friday, so you can
                    imagine I'm not at my best.
 
                              TEACHER
                    Ok, well get my homework done, and
                    make sure you have an early night
                    tonight then.

                              JOE
                    Will do, miss.

                              TEACHER
                    Ok, Have a good weekend, JOE.

          Joe Leaves the classroom.

                                                          CUT TO


          EXT. SCHOOL

          ROB, DAVE, BEN and MICHAEL are walking together down steps
          to walk in the direction of town (Manwood road). Behind them
          Joe is jogging to catch up. He jumps and holds himself up on
          both their shoulders.

                              JOE
                    You alright mateys?

                              BEN
                    Man you're killing me here.

                              MICHAEL
                    Yeah, you fat bastard!

          Joe jumps off of them.

                                                          CUT TO


          INT. CANTINE (OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT)

          A plate of spaghetti Bolognese spells out the word "LUNCH".

                                                         FADE TO


          EXT. TOWN

          BEN and JOE are sitting on a bench in town while the others are
          in a shop.
 
                              JOE
                    You worry too much, that's what
                    will get you. Don't take it too
                    seriously, don't be nervous, if she
                    says No, it's hardly that bad, I
                    mean, you're only 16, and she'll
                    probably say yes, I've seen you two
                    together.

                              BEN
                    You think so, eh?

                              JOE
                    Yeah, you just have to be yourself,
                    but be confident, not a dick, but
                    confident, you know, forget what
                    others think, they probably don't care
                    anyway, it's not like exposure,
                    everybody knows you like her, and
                    most people think you're a cool guy
                    anyway, so just go for it, forget
                    about all that other shit..

                              BEN
                    You know, its not that simple!

                              JOE
                    Sure it is, just go with the
                    flow...

                              BEN
                    Yeah that's fine for you to say!
                    all you ever do is go with the
                    flow...and everything is fine for
                    you, well it isn't fine for me,
                    man, you can't go through life just
                    going with the flow!

                              JOE
                    Hey, I'm just trying to give you
                    some friendly advice, how far has
                    your way got you?

                              BEN
                    Yeah, but, you just, you make it
                    seem so fucking easy to be relaxed,
                    and it isn't! You can't just be
                    relaxed all the time!
 
                              JOE
                    Hey, you done lecturing me? I am
                    who I am, and I aint about to start
                    conforming and acting like some
                    twat, always worrying about what everybody
                    thinks about me...

                              BEN
                    Yeah well you are who you are, but
                    that's not who I am!

                              JOE
                    Hey, you know what, you just need
                    to calm down, alright?

                              BEN
                    I can't calm down, it's just too
                    much sometimes, all these people
                    look at me, and their judging me
                    Joe, I know it! I know they're
                    judging me! They sit in their
                    perfect little worlds, with mummy
                    and daddy sorting everything out
                    for them, and they judge me! they
                    think, who the fuck is this guy?
                    and that feeling, Joe, it eats at
                    me, it picks me to pieces, I can't
                    calm down!

                              JOE
                    Ben, what you're feeling is normal.
                    We all feel the same way...

                              BEN
                    there's no way you feel the same...

                              JOE
                    No, I don't, but if I let myself
                    think about it as much as you did I
                    probably would, everybody just
                    looks at me and thinks, good for nothing
                    slacker, never done nothing for
                    nobody, and I know this, but I
                    don't think about it, so I'm
                    alright, just try to stop thinking
                    about it alright? stop taking shit
                    from people, stop caring about what
                    others think so much, and just be
                    you and fuck who doesn't like that!
 
                              BEN
                         (laughs)
                    You're crazy.

                              JOE
                    Will you at least try?

                              

                              
                    

                              BEN
                    Yeah, Ok.

          All of a sudden the others come walking on screen, with various
          food/drink in their hands.

                              JOE
                    You lot ready to get going back?
                    I'm gonna miss my train at this
                    rate.

                              MICHAEL
                         (gasping sarcastically)
                    Oh yeah! lets make sure Joe doesn't
                    miss his train!

                              JOE
                    Hey fuck you!

                                                         FADE TO


          EXT. TOWN (COMING OUT OF CHURCH AREA)

          The five are walking out of the church area and crossing the street.
          They are laughing and mucking about in the typical fashion.
          Michael is in the middle of telling a story.
 
                              MICHAEL
                    Now, I knew she was drunk, but so
                    was I, and I figured we were about
                    the same drunkenness. So we're
                    kissing, and then, she looks at me,
                    and says "I don't feel so great",
                    and I'm thinking I can't be THAT
                    bad a kisser, next thing I no,
                    (makes vomiting noise) all over my shirt,
                    my brand new shirt I bought just
                    that afternoon, and I wasn't going
                    home till the next morning. So I
                    start to realize what's happened
                    yeah, and then I can smell this
                    fucking puke on my shirt, and it
                    starts getting to me, and then I
                    look at her mouth, and I just
                    kissed that mouth, and I couldn't
                    help myself, I just vomited right
                    back on her!

                              OTHERS
                    That's sick!

                              MICHAEL
                    Yeah, how do you think I felt?!

                              ROB
                    So you two get right back together
                    after a quick clean up?

          The OTHERS all make disgusted noises.

                              ROB
                         (laughing)
                    What? What's the big deal?

          They all laugh.

                              MICHAEL
                    Well actually...

          The OTHERS all make disgusted noises.

                              JOE
                    You sick fuck!
 
                              MICHAEL
                         (laughing more)
                    I was only kidding! (Looks at Rob)
                    You're the one who got with Jane,
                    the one with the Dog face!

          They all laugh.

                              JOE
                    Oh dear! She actually does have a
                    dog face!¬  oh say it aint so¬  Rob!

                              ROB
                         (looking embarrassed)
                    That's a lie, I never got with her!

                              BEN
                         (laughing innocently)
                    You know, now that you mention it,
                    she really does look like a dog!

                              MICHAEL
                    Yeah! I know right?!

                              BEN
                    I think its the Nose that does it!

          They all laugh, except ROB, who looks embarrassed and angry at
          BEN, feeling that he has taken the spotlight, while ROB
          looks a fool.

                              ROB
                         (Coldly/Agresssively)
                    Yeah, well who you got with
                    recently, BEN?

                              OTHERS
                    OOOOOOOOOOOH!

                              BEN
                    Nobody actually, Rob, you know
                    that.

                              ROB
                    Oh yeah, I forgot. Oh what about
                    Katie?
 
                              BEN
                         (starting to get angry
                         himself)
                    No, I can't say I have.

                              ROB
                    Wow, well that's surprising, I mean
                    everybody knows she's a bit of a
                    slag.

                              BEN
                    Oh really?

                              ROB
                    Yeah, Really.

                              BEN
                    I suppose Dog face is better?

                              ROB
                    I didn't get with her!

                              BEN
                    Hey, don't worry, we're all friends
                    here, if bestiality is your thing,
                    we're supportive of you one hundred
                    percent.

                              ROB
                    Hey so what if I got with her? At
                    least I got with someone, the
                    amount of people you've gotten with
                    is?

                              BEN
                    Can't say I remember.

                              ROB
                    You don't? Its an easy number!
                    None! Zero! Naught!

                              BEN
                    Oh, you got me! you got me mate!

                              ROB
                    I mean, maybe if you had half a
                    pair of balls, you would ask a
                    certain someone out.

          BEN looks at ROB, his anger building.
 
                              ROB
                    You know what I think it is? I
                    think you don't actually want to go
                    out with her. I think thats why
                    you've never made a move on her,
                    why you never made a move on any
                    girl. I think I know why you don't
                    want to go out with any girls
                    either. I think its cause you're
                    gay. I mean, thats the only explanation
                    I can think of for why someone
                    would be such a -

          MICHAEL is about to tell ROB to shut up, but BEN beats him
          to it.

                              BEN
                    Hey, why don't you go fuck
                    yourself?

                              ROB
                    What?

          ROB Steps in closer to BEN. BEN Walks right up to ROB fearlessly
          and enraged.

                              BEN
                    I SAID, WHY DON'T YOU GO FUCK
                    YOURSELF?

          BEN shoves ROB very aggressively, ROB is taken aback.

                              ROB
                    Are you crazy?

                              BEN
                    Try me.

          BEN looks at ROB menacingly, as though he wants to take hi rage
          out on him.

                              ROB
                    What's your problem?

                              BEN
                    My problem, is that you act like a
                    dick head day in day out, I'm sick
                    of it, you think you're so tough?
                    Then come and try me.
 
                              ROB
                         (Sarcastically)
                    Oh, I forgot how much of a hard man
                    you were.

                              BEN
                    Being hard got nothing to do with
                    it, either stop fucking around, or
                    if you wanna act like I'm a fool,
                    then go ahead and make me one.

                              ROB
                    But.

                              BEN
                    I'm waiting.

                              ROB
                         (Laughing nervously)
                    Fuck off, Ben. Stop kidding around.

                              BEN
                    I'm waiting.

                              ROB
                    Hey look, just leave it out
                    alright?

                              BEN
                    Leave it out?

                              ROB
                    Yeah, leave it out.

                              BEN
                    Fine, I'll leave it out if you stop
                    being a prick all the time.

                              ROB
                    Huh?

                              BEN
                    Will you stop being a prick to me
                    all the time?

                              ROB
                         (Nervously, and confusedly)
                    Um, Yeah, Sure.

                              BEN
                    Fine.
 
          BEN reaches out his hand and they shake hands, they continue to
          walk, the atmosphere still slightly tense.

                              

          

          

                              

                              

                              JOE
                    Hey what time is it?

                              MICHAEL
                    It's 1:45.

                              JOE
                    Oh, we're alright for time then.

                              MICHAEL
                    Yeah.

                              JOE
                    Hey, Ben, you wanna come round mine
                    after school?

                              BEN
                    Na, I can't, got something going
                    on. Sorry mate.

                              JOE
                    It's cool. Hey look there's Katie.

          Show Katie talking with friends.

                              BEN
                    Oh, crap. Hey can I catch up with
                    you lot later? I'm just gonna go
                    talk to Katie real quick.

                              OTHERS
                    Yeah, see you later mate. (ETC)

          BEN begins to jog lightly across the street. The camera cuts to,
          JOE'S face as he shouts in distress.

                              JOE
                    Ben!
 
          JOE sprints out in front of BEN and pushes him back. Cut to BEN'S
          surprised face. Cut back to JOE getting taken out by a car.
          The Passenger is somewhat injured in his car. BEN's limp
          body falls to the ground. KATIE AND FRIENDS scream, along
          with JOE'S Friends. JOE reaches out for BEN as BEN runs over
          distraught. BEN Reaches out also, sliding to his knees and
          reaching for JOE'S hand, which has fallen to the road. JOE
          is unconscious and presumably dead. BEN Grabs his hand.
          JOE'S hand twitches slightly, he opens his eyes slightly and
          looks at BEN, however briefly. JOE DIES. BEN shakes JOE,
          crying, and shouting. He begins to shake him more and more
          violently, he puts his head to JOE'S chest, and, sensing no
          pulse, sobs softly. Others scurry near. He motions them
          away. He looks in anguish at JOE, flashing half of a
          bittersweet smile. He is assisted by MICHAEL in hoisting JOE
          to a nearby low wall to lie on, out of the street. He
          Slumps/Kneels near JOE, crying (MICHAEL is also crying).
          KATIE approaches and looks at JOE, sad and shocked. She
          pries BEN off of JOE and they Embrace. The Camera pulls out
          to show the whole bloody and emotional scene.

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