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ALIEN YOUTH EPISODE 6 THE ROLE MODEL V.O Previously on Alien Youth. (WE NOW SEE SHOTS OF THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE COURSE OF 5 EPISODES.) ROLL TV SHOW THEME VIDEO FADE IN: EXT. GHETTO STREET - NIGHT (WE SEE OUR CHARACTER MELINDA STANDING ON THE STREET DRESSED LIKE A HOOKER, REALLY NASTY LOOKING, GRUNGY, DIRTY, CLOTHES THAT HANG HALF WAY OFF HER BODY, AND THE VISUAL THAT SHE HASN'T SHOWERED IN WEEKS. SHE IS STANDING THERE WITH HER THUMB OUT HITCHHIKING TO SOME PLACE WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT.) MELINDA Man come on now... somebody has to pick me up. (MELINDA IS HITCHHIKING AND EVERY CAR JUST KEEPS ON DRIVING BY HER IGNORING HER ONE EVEN SPLASHES WATER ON HER.) V.O This is my life your probably wondering how I got in this situation... I used to be such a good student, a role model even, I was brought up in a good home, taught good morals, made honor grades, had a serious relationship, and never did anything wrong. Who would of known I would end up here? V.O (CONT'D) This is my story. FADE OUT: THE SOUNDS OF A BUZZING ALARM CLOCK IS HEARD (ITS MELINDA'S ALARM CLOCK THAT IS WAKING HER UP FOR A NEW DAY A NEW EXPERIENCE IN LIFE NOTHING IS WRONG IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM.) CUT IN: INT. MELINDA'S BEDROOM - MORNING (THE SHOT OF MELINDA'S HAND SLAMMING DOWN ON THE CLOCK TO TURN IT OFF IS OUR CUT IN TO VIDEO.) (MELINDA IS THE KIND OF CHARACTER THAT IS VERY CHEERY ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC AND LOOKING FOR NEW CHALLENGES THAT ARISE AS LONG AS THEY DON'T REFLECT HER IN SOME KIND OF NEGATIVE WAY SHE WAS A ROLE MODEL TO WHAT TEENAGERS SHOULD BE LIKE.) SHOTS OF HER GETTING READY ARE SEEN PUTTING HER SHOES ON AND TURNING OFF THE RADIO AND GETTING BOOKS THAT ARE NEATLY STACKED ON THE DESK TOGETHER AND WALKING OUT OF THE ROOM. CUT TO: INT. MELINDA'S KITCHEN - MOMENTS LATER (MELINDA IS WALKING IN WHEN SHE SEE'S HER MOM AND HER LITTLE BROTHER SITTING AT THE TABLE EATING BREAKFAST AS OUR WONDERFUL MOM MAKES MELINDA'S.) MOM Good morning Melinda. MELINDA Good morning. MOM Okay here is your lunch. MELINDA What did you pack me? MOM You will just have to look and see for yourself. (MELINDA AND HER MOM ARE EXCITED AND CHERRY AS USUAL BUT HER BROTHER ISN'T FOR SOME REASON WHICH WE GET TO AFTER THIS SET OF LINES.) MELINDA Thanks... Oh Got to run I'll miss the bus. MOM Bye dear. (MELINDA WALKS OVER TO HER LITTLE BROTHER GABBY AND RUBS HIS HAIR ALL OVER AND LOOKS UPSET.) MELINDA Gabby? GABBY Yeah? MELINDA Whats wrong? GABBY Nothing... it's nothing... MELINDA No what's wrong? You look down. GABBY ...Well these kids said they were going beat me up if I didn't give them my allowance today. MELINDA What kids? GABBY The kids from that bad school. MELINDA You know what if they mess with you again just walk away or walk a different way home, okay buddy? GABBY But they'll follow... MELINDA Don't worry they'll leave you alone if you just ignore them. GABBY That won't work though. MELINDA Yes it will they wouldn't hit a little kid people are a lot of talk, just trust me, but if it makes you feel better I'll walk you home after school. GABBY But... MOM She's right gabby and don't retaliate either violence gets you no where in life. GABBY But... MOM No buts about it! Look if they keep bothering you tell me then we will settle it we could call their mothers. GABBY No! MELINDA Oh, I got to go, Love You Guys! Bye! BOTH Bye... FADE OUT: V.O There, just like that, I manage to settle a problem that my little brother had and manage to get to school on time It was obviously a two for one day. FADE IN: INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - LATER (MELINDA IS WALKING TO CLASS WHEN SHE BUMPS INTO A GUY THAT LOOKS LOST.) KID Ok 700 hallway English III? KID (CONT'D) Oh I'm sorry... MELINDA Its okay new here? KID Yeah I can't find 710... Know where it is? MELINDA Yeah right there. (She points to a classroom and she smiles and walks away.) KID Thanks MELINDA No problem. (AS MELINDA WALKS AWAY SHE TURNS HER HEAD AND SMILES AT THE FACT THAT SHE THINKS HE IS VERY CUTE.) V.O Cute!... FADE OUT: V.O (CONT'D) So I met this new kid and his name was Evan he was really cute and I had like one class with him, but Thats not important, what was important was one day he gave me this letter out of no where it was kinda weird but I liked what it said though. FADE IN: FADE IN: INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - LATER THAT WEEK (AS MELINDA IS WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY ONCE AGAIN TO GO TO CLASS EVAN WALKS UP TO MELINDA AND HANDS HER THIS NOTE AND SMILES.) EVAN Here It kinda explains a lot so tell me if you feel the same way. MELINDA What is it? EVAN Just read it. MELINDA Okay. (MELINDA SMILES AND STARTS WALKING AWAY AND OPENS THE LETTER AND READ IT.) EVAN (O.S.) Hey Melinda I've been giving this much thought I don't want you to think I'm some crazy stalker or anything but I really think I'm feeling you because I feel good inside when I see you even if it is just for that one moment down the hall I wanna know if you feel the same way to and if you do maybe we can... like you know ... hook up or something hang out, write back, I wanna know how you feel Evan. FADE OUT: V.O V.O (CONT'D) So everything started to work out for me I got a partial lead role in a play with Evan my grades are good I even got involved in a relationship everything was perfect. FADE IN: (WE NOW SEE BUNCH OF SHOTS LIKE her ENJOYING herself AT DRAMA LAUGHING WITH FRIENDS HANGING OUT WITH her boy FRIEND AT CHORUS ALL REALLY PLEASANT SHOTS.) V.O (CONT'D) I Love You... (ECHO) V.O (CONT'D) Evan has really fit in with us. I remember him telling me about a bad past life and how its over and I'm glad, because from what he explained he was a completely different person and there was pain... And I helped him stay the way he is now... Perfect. CUT TO: INT. EVAN'S HOUSE - NIGHT (ITS NIGHT TIME WHEN WE HEAR A RINGING OF A PHONE AND A LIGHT COMES ON AS EVAN WALKS INTO THE KITCHEN TO ANSWER THE PHONE.) EVAN Hello? VOICE IN PHONE (O.S.) Hey Evan, It's me, Robbie. EVAN Hey WASSUP Bro. Hows it going? (EVAN IS EXCITED ABOUT HIS BROTHER CALLING, HIM HE HASN'T SEEN HIM IN A LONG TIME.) VOICE IN PHONE (O.S.) I got shot... EVAN What... VOICE IN PHONE (O.S.) Yeah I got shot Its bad this time. CUT TO: (EVAN IS IN SHOCK THIS IS HAPPENING AND HE STARTS TO LOOK NERVOUS WHEN HIS PAST COMES BACK UP IN FLASHBACKS.) (FLASHBACK SHOTS OCCUR OF HIS PAST LIFE IN THE STREETS AND SHOTS OF FIGHTING AND DARK ALLEYS.) CUT TO: INT. MELINDA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT (ALL OF SUDDEN MELINDA WAKES UP FROM A HORRIBLE NIGHTMARE BASICALLY WE GET THE IDEA THAT SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT, LIKE HER ESP IS TELLING HER SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN FROM THE SCENE WE JUST SAW WITH EVAN.) MELINDA Oh.. No.... Just a dream V.O But it was more than just a dream... CAMERA PULLS BACK SLOWLY FADE OUT: V.O (CONT'D) Something weird happened that night. I felt something hurt me, something stabbing me, it felt like nothing I had ever experienced before in my life. FADE IN: INT. THEATER - NEXT DAY (EVAN IS HANGING OUT STILL DEPRESSED AND ANGRY WHEN THE DIRECTOR TELLS THEM TO TAKE A BREAK.) MELINDA Hey Whats wrong? (EVAN WITH A VERY DISMISSING VOICE.) EVAN Nothing is wrong. MELINDA Evan, come on now, I know when you are upset and trust me, you look upset whats wrong? EVAN I have to go back and fight them they hurt my brother. MELINDA What? EVAN Yea.. (EVAN IS SUDDENLY INTERRUPTED BY THE DIRECTOR CALLING PLACES.) DIRECTOR Places! Lets go people, this thing isn't going to direct itself. CROSS FADE TO: INT. THEATER - LATER (WE SEE EVAN ALL BY HIMSELF WITH ONE LIGHT SHINING DOWN ON HIM AS MELINDA WALKS UP TO HIM FROM BEHIND AND SITS DOWN BACK TO BACK.) EVAN Everything was perfect... MELINDA Why? EVAN Why what? MELINDA Why do you have to fight? You don't have to... (EVAN CUTS MELINDA OFF) EVAN Because I have to. MELINDA You don't have to do anything! Why do you want to go back to that? Everything is perfect now. EVAN No its not perfect, they hurt my brother and now there is going to be a war and they said if I don't go they'll hurt you and my friends I can't let that happen. MELINDA But you don't have to go. EVAN Didn't You listen to anything I said. MELINDA Yeah but you have a choice! You were given a choice... EVAN I can't be with you anymore because if they find you than they could hurt you. MELINDA Don't You remember the time before me... the pain... is it worth it? EVAN They hurt my family I don't want them to hurt you the only way I can get them to leave me alone is if I fight them... MELINDA I don't care I'm not scared of them I love you! EVAN I love you too that's why I must leave. (EVAN GETS UP AND STORMS OFF AND MELINDA IS LEFT ALONE ON THE STAGE STARING OUT INTO NOWHERE THERE IS DEAD SILENCE IN THE AIR AS ORCHESTRATED MUSIC FILLS THE ATMOSPHERE.) (CAMERA SHOTS OF CAMERA SLOWLY PULLING BACK OFF MELINDA FROM A CLOSE-UP AND SHOWING THE ENTIRE STAGE AND HER ALONE.) FADE OUT: INT. MELINDAS ROOM - NIGHT V.O So, just like that My relationship ended... Just like that everything was taken from me... Just like that my feelings were shredded into pieces... It wasn't fair Why did I feel like I couldn't understand myself anymore? Why did I feel this way? (ITS RAINING AGAIN AS WE SEE MELINDA STARING OUT THE WINDOW AS TEARS RUN DOWN HER CHEEKS AND SHE GETS UP IN A BEAT.) FADE TO: EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - NIGHT (ITS A DARK NIGHT IN A GHETTO NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE SEE MELINDA WALKING AND CRYING, TRYING TO FIND SOME SANITY IN HER LIFE WE SHE IS STOPPED BY A SHADY GANGSTER CHARACTER.) GANGSTER Hey mommy, why you crying? MELINDA What do you want? GANGSTER To know why you are crying? MELINDA Well if you must know even though its none of your business My life... is meaningless at this point my existence doesn't mean a thing the person I loved left my emotions and feelings without a care. GANGSTER Sounds like a bad maestro mommy... MELINDA What would you know? GANGSTER Well I know that If I had a girl that I would respect her and treat her like she was supposed to be, like a queen I wouldn't drop her like your man did. He ain't even a man if he did that mommy, he's a little kid playing a grown man's game. What you need is a grown man who will love you and teach you what love is mommy. MELINDA Have you ever been in love? GANGSTER Yeah I have once than she cheated on me So I bounced. MELINDA Oh... Sorry GANGSTER Its straight. What you need though right now is someone to care for you, I could do that if you were down for that. Like right now, I bet you could use a hug? MELINDA Yeah I could. (MELINDA STILL CRYING WALKS OVER TO THE GANGSTER AND HUGS HIM AND THE GANGSTER WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND HER IN A PROTECTING MANOR.) GANGSTER See were not all bad people. Stick with me, I'll treat you how a lady should be treated. FADE OUT: FADE IN: RANDOM SHOTS OF MELINDA DOING BAD THINGS LIKE KISSING ANOTHER GIRL OR SITTING IN A GUYS LAP PLEASURING HIM LAP DANCE LIKE, SHE IS DOING DRUGS, WEARING SKANKY CLOTHES, FIGHTING, BEING HIT BY THE GANGSTER AND BEAT AND LAYING HELPLESS ON THE GROUND BLEEDING FROM ABUSE. V.O So, I didn't see that coming I was with someone who treated me right... well for a while that was after a while he started making me do things I didn't feel comfortable doing and he explained that sometimes in life we have to do stuff we don't want to and that if I loved him that I would do it and I did because I loved him. I didn't want him to leave me, I had nobody in the world except him. Thats just how things worked but sometimes he would make me do things that didn't seem at all to do anything with our relationship and sometimes he would make me do stuff and I refused to do it so he hit me and than explained that people need discipline in their lives, otherwise we would be nothing more than a waste of space. So I thought nothing of it... but inside, I knew it was something wrong... I had sold my soul to the devil. FADE OUT: A PHONE IS RINGING AND THE VOICE OF SOMEONE PICKING IT UP. MELINDA Hello? GANGSTER Yeah Melinda, in a few my boy Raffa is going to call you and I need you to answer the phone and be his girl for a while, I promised him a magic time. You know the ropes, he's a rook so make him feel good. MELINDA ... yeah I know what to do (SHE HANGS UP THE PHONE.) FADE IN: INT. RAFFA'S ROOM - LATER THAT DAY (RAFFA SITS DOWN AND PULLS UP THE PHONE AND DIALS A NUMBER 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. RAFFA V.O (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 boy 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 (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. TIME LAPSE FOOTAGE OF RAFFA CHILLIN AND IT STARTING TO GET DARK. (MELINDA IS WALKING UP AT THIS POINT WE ALREADY ESTABLISHED SHE IS 100% CORRUPTED NOW SO SHE WALKS OVER TO THE GANGSTER AND THE GANGSTER IS ANNOYED BY HER LATE-NESS.) GANGSTER Where were you for the past couple of days? MELINDA Hanging out whats with the attitude? GANGSTER Oh nothing just that I needed you here for stuff who were you hanging out with? MELINDA None of your business. GANGSTER What did you say to me? (THE GANGSTER BACK HAND SLAPS MELINDA, SHE FALLS TO THE FLOOR AND HAS A BUSTED LIP. SHE IS UPSET AND THE GANGSTER IS MAD.) MELINDA For your information I was hanging out with Raffa and he treats me right. He doesn't beat me like you do and I like him and there isn't anything you can do about it. GANGSTER Oh there isn't? Okay! (AT THAT VERY MOMENT WE SEE RAFFA COME UP AND THE GANGSTER NOTICES IT AND HE PICKS HER UP AND KISSES HER AND SHE KISSES HIM BACK.) RAFFA What? MELINDA Raffa! GANGSTER #1 No you ain't leaving (Melinda KEEPS KISSING THE GANGSTER AND RAFFA RUNS OFF TO HIS HOUSE.) MELINDA Get off me Raffa! GANGSTER See! He obviously doesn't love you that much now does he. MELINDA I hate you. I hate you... GANGSTER Get out of my sight, you disgrace! (THE GANGSTER BACK HANDS MELINDA AGAIN AND SHE GETS UP AND RUNS AWAY.) CUT TO: INT. MELINDAS KITCHEN - LATER (MELINDA RUNS IN AND HER MOM IS SITTING AT THE COUNTER DRINKING COFFEE LOOKING HYSTERIC AND MELINDA IS CRYING.) MOM So I hear You are running around with guys now. MELINDA Mom You know that isn't true! MOM What happened to your face Melinda? MELINDA I... Fell off the bus today on the way home no big deal. MOM Oh... Thats interesting because I got a call today from your guidance counselor that you have been missing school for the past 8 and a half weeks explain that Melinda. MELINDA Uh... MOM Get out... You have been lying to me, cheating me, deceiving me, and worst of all you have been contaminating this family's well being. Remember when you were supposed to bring your brother home yeah those kids he was talking about jumped him because you weren't there because you were out gallivanting like a hoochie! MELINDA Mom... how could you say that! MOM Get out of my house! MELINDA Mom I'm your daughter! MOM I have no daughter just one very hurt son. (MELINDA RUNS OUT OF THE HOUSE CRYING.) FADE OUT: FADE IN: EXT. GHETTO STREET - NIGHT (WE SEE OUR CHARACTER MELINDA STANDING ON THE STREET DRESSED LIKE A HOOKER REALLY NASTY LOOKING GRUNGY DIRTY CLOTHES THAT HANG HALF WAY OFF HER BODY AND THE VISUAL THAT SHE HASN'T SHOWERED IN WEEKS. SHE IS STANDING THERE WITH HER THUMB OUT HITCHHIKING SOME PLACE WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT.) MELINDA Man come on now... somebody has to pick me up. (MELINDA IS HITCHHIKING AND EVERY CAR JUST KEEPS ON DRIVING BY HER IGNORING HER ONE EVEN SPLASHES WATER ON HER AND THE CAMERA PULLS SLOWLY BACK AND MELINDA BREAKS DOWN AND STARTS CRYING.) FADE OUT: END OF SHOW
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