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Rubix Written by Dan Brown Copyright (c) 2014 This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author 3428 Parliament Lane, Naperville Illinois. 60564. 630-386-6318 INT. DORM ROOM - DAY CLIVE (18) sits at his desk in his dorm room. The light pours in the windows as He slowly examines a solved rubix cube. All is quiet as he turns it over in front of his eyes. Clive is dressed conservatively, in a white wool sweater and blue jeans. Glasses sit on his face. The dorm room is clearly split in half, with Clive's side being extremely neat, and his room mates side being extremely messy. Clothes litter the other side, with food wrappers and empty cups on the desk. Suddenly, with a burst of noise, ANDY (18) comes in the door. His FRIENDS can be seen and heard walking past. Andy is more of the frat boy type, wearing a CHICAGO BEARS jersey. ANDY (nodding to Clive) Sup, dude. Clive doesn't return the greeting, instead he looks back to his rubix cube for a second before setting it down and going over the homework that sits next to him. Andy doesn't seem surprised, he just stares at Clive for a second questioningly, before opening his closet. Clive sat with his face buried in his work. The shuffle of clothes in Andy's closet is heard. Clive looks up from his work, annoyed. CLIVE (whispering) Quiet. ANDY What? Clive turns to him CLIVE (screaming) QUIET! Clive is clearly shaken. Andy looks agitated. they've gone through this before. ANDY (throwing his arms in the air) Dude, chill. Clive does not react. Andy continues to search through the closet, but more quietly. A few seconds pass and he turns around and picks a shirt up off the floor. Clive watches as Andy sniffs the shirt. Clive's face turns to disgust as Andy puts it on. ANDY (CONT'D) I got some Christmas lights for the room. I was thinking of putting them behind the TV. CLIVE (face still buried in his work) That would put them on my side of the room. ANDY And? Clive puts down his pencil and turns to Andy with a blank and sterile face. But his tone is aggressive. CLIVE And I don't want them on my side of the room! I don't want to roll in my own filth like you do! Clive grabs his work and stands up. Andy stands seemingly appalled. Clive peers sternly at Andy for a couple of seconds, then walks out of the room. Andy is left staring at the door. ANDY What the fuck? CUT TO: BLACK INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT Clive walks down the hallway with his key card in his hand. INT. DORM ROOM - NIGHT Clive opens the door into the dark dorm room and flips on the light. He walks in and sets his work down on his desk. The rubix cube sits at the table, no longer solved. Clive lets out a small squeal as he picks it up and inspects it. He quickly turns to face the TV. Behind it, Christmas lights are taped to the wall. His eyes follow the chord down to where it touches the floor on his side of the room. He puts the rubix cube down and runs out of the room. INT. LOUNGE - NIGHT Andy sits on the sofa surrounded by FRIENDS. They are all laughing, and having a good time. Suddenly, Clive bursts through the door. CLIVE (screaming furiously) ANDY! ANDY Uh, yeah what's up? CLIVE I told you not to put the lights behind the TV! All of Andy's friends look to him and he stares back at them for a moment before turning his gaze back to Clive. ANDY The lights are staying, quit being such an asshole! Clive glares at Andy like a wolf to a deer, who shifts in his seat uncomfortably. CLIVE And you messed up my rubix cube! ANDY Honestly dude, you're fucking crazy! I'm getting my room changed. ANDY'S FRIENDS (sarcastically) DDDDAAAAAAMMMMNNNN! The FRIENDS throw their arms in the air, and began to laugh. Clive's cheeks turned red as he shrunk back and runs out of the door. All of Andy's FRIENDS turn to him. JOHN What a fucking wack job! INT. DORM ROOM - NIGHT Clive runs into the room and falls in the chair at his desk. His head lays in his hands as he breaths heavily. Next to him, his rubix cube sits. He picks it up and begins to solve it. When its finished he holds it up in front of his eyes, as if something is wrong with it. He turns the top row once. CUT TO: DARK ROOM Clive's eyes burst open as the lights are turned on. He was lying in bed with the covers wrapped around him like a cocoon. ANDY (quietly) Shit. He quickly shuts the light off again, Clive's eyes stay open. Andy sits at his computer in the dark, he is filling out an online room mate change application. Behind him, the Christmas lights are pulled off the wall and disappear to the floor. Andy still sits glaring at the screen, all is quiet. The Christmas lights reappear as they are thrown around Andy's neck, and tighten. The lights illuminate his skin as he chokes and twists in horror. CUT TO: BLACK THE END
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