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INT. HOUSE - BEDROOM - NIGHT Silence. Darkness. A lonely bedroom and blood-stained sheets over a bed. The phone is ringing, but no one picks it up. An arm hangs from the bed's edge, blood drips from the fingertips and stain the carpet. Outside this room, someone opens a door, it creaks. A cupboard holds a small black alarm clock, modern, it says '10:00 PM'. The television set on the opposite side of the room turns itself on after the alarm clock goes off. A Sitcom. Downstairs, SETH (18) opens the front door of the house. SETH Faye, the phone! There is no answer. He picks it up. SETH (cont'd) (to the phone) Hello? Silence. SETH (cont'd) (to the phone) Oh hi, Mrs. Brown. Yeah, she's upstairs. He begins climbing the staircase. SETH (cont'd) (to the phone) All right, I'll tell her. Yeah, we weren't going to sleep here anyway. He laughs as he reaches the top of the flight of stairs. SETH (cont'd) (to the phone) Okay, done. Bye. He hangs up and enters the room the body was in. SETH (cont'd) Faye it was your mo- Seth stops cold when he sees FAYE (17). She's laying on the bed over a puddle of blood. Seth drops the phone, it falls on the floor. SETH (cont'd) Oh god. Seth stares at her for a second and then starts walking towards her, breathing heavily, loudly. He swallows, his eyes haven't unglued from her dead body. His mouth is open. Seth stops in front of her and holds her tightly, squeezing her arm. He moves her face, she's dead. He swallows hard and buries his face on the bloodstained sheets. He sobs silently. Seth kneels in front of her again and swallows, staring at her. He closes his eyes. Darkness, he begins reminiscing on the events. He enters the house, he calls Faye, his voice RESONATES, he enters the room. Faye is dead. Eileen's voice is heard, blurry and distorted, saying "Don't bother..." Everything, every image, begins melding, spinning, a FLASH! SMASH CUT TO: INT. SETH'S HOUSE - SETH'S ROOM - NIGHT Seth opens his eyes in the middle of the night. His room is dark, he is half under his sheets. He looks around the room, as if he had just awakened from a nightmare. He isn't in the same room he was before, not even in the same house. He looks at the clock, which is mounted on the wall, it's almost 6. He glances outside once more and yawns. He rubs his hand on his face and gets off the bed. INT. SETH'S HOUSE - MORNING Seth opens the door of his room; he is already dressed, showered. SETH Mom! Breakfast. Seth walks through a hallway, crosses the foyer and enters the kitchen. His mother, JOAN (36) is standing there, reaching for a couple of boxes of cereal. SETH (cont'd) Oh. JOAN Morning. Seth opens a drawer and fishes out a couple of cereal bowls. Then, he opens the next drawer and grabs two big spoons. He places everything on the table. JOAN (cont'd) Could you, reach me the boxes? I pushed them too far away. Seth, who was opening the fridge, walks towards her and stands on the tips of his feet, he reaches the cereal boxes and gives them to Joan. JOAN (CONT'D) (cont'd) Thanks. She places them on the table. Seth sits down. SETH Welcome... (beat) Sit down. Joan opens the fridge, snags the milk and puts it on the table, in front of him. SETH (CONT'D) (pouring himself a bowl of cereal) Thanks. You're not having anything? Joan smiles and shakes her head. JOAN No. I'm having breakfast with a friend. Seth raises his eyebrows as he keeps eating his cereal bowl in big, clumsy scoops. He glances at his mother. SETH You can stand up, I'm almost done... Joan smiles. JOAN It's okay. I'm not going anywhere until 10. Seth nods and finishes the cereal. He stands up, his mother does the same. He puts the bowl and the spoon on the sink counter. His mom puts everything else away, the milk in the fridge, the clean bowl in the drawer. SETH See you later, mom. Seth grabs his backpack from a chair next to the main door. There's also a bike lock, he grabs it and puts it inside his backpack. After doing that, he slips on a pair of headphones and clicks On a CD Walkman, which he puts in his pocket. The music begins playing. He walks out and rides down the street. CUT TO: INT. EILEEN'S FLAT - ROOM - MORNING The room is a complete mess. There are messily handwritten sheets of paper strewn everywhere. Sealed boxes and nylon luggage EILEEN (19) is sitting on a chair, scribing on a sheet of paper over a desk. She looks up, at a window just in front of her. The apartment's on the fourth floor. The day outside is white. She finishes whatever she was writing and pushes it inside a small army green pack she later swings over her shoulder. There's a knocking on the door. EILEEN Yeah. An older woman, SYLVIA (46) opens the door. She has huge bags under her eyes and a lit cigarette in her hand. She has badly washed off makeup on her face. SYLVIA Morning. (she hits the cigarette) Can I ask you a favor?...Could you get some shampoo and cheese on your way back home? Sylvia looks around the room, her eyes half closed, then back at Eileen. EILEEN I don't have money. She walks out, walking by Sylvia. SYLVIA No? Eileen shakes her head, she mouths "No" then. SYLVIA (CONT'D) Well...get some. Eileen turns around. EILEEN What? You're the one who wants stuff, not me. SYLVIA I mean for the pay, I have my half. (beat) Now, hold on, let me give you some money. Eileen walks to the main door and opens it. EILEEN Don't bother, I don't have time. Won't be returning home until late. Go yourself, don't be such a sloth. Sylvia, who was digging her purse, stays staring at Eileen, who leaves closing the main door behind her. The elevator shaft is waiting just at the end of the hallway, Eileen calls it by pressing the button and waits. After a second, DING! It's here. She walks inside. The doors close. CUT TO: EXT. FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL - MORNING Buses are parked outside the crowded school. Many teens are entering the main building, others are sitting on the grass, chatting. Seth arrives riding his bike, making his way through people. He stops in front of some metal bike racks, and puts his own bike there. After opening his back pack, he takes the bike lock and straps it on, then locks it. He swings his back over his shoulder and turns around, glancing at the street. Eileen's old and beaten up early nineties car drives by and stops. She gets off the car and grabs her bag. Walking towards the school's main entrance, Eileen seems to be looking at the teens around her. She walks past Seth but doesn't glance at him. Seth walks towards the street as a car drives by. It stops in front of him. Faye walks out. She's pretty, skinny, with long hair. Her brother, DESMOND (19), walks from the driver's seat and around the car. SETH Hey you. Faye stops in front of him and kisses his lips. FAYE (smiling) Hi. Desmond doesn't even glance at the lovebirds but heads directly to the school entrance, where he vanishes from sight. Seth grabs the books Faye was holding and takes them as they walk together. SETH So, what's the story? FAYE The story's...none. What about you? They enter the building. SETH The same. (beat) Didn't do a thing yesterday. You know, after. Faye raises her eyebrows. FAYE You said you had an exam, something? SETH I do. You know me though, I cannot sit in front of a book more than ten minutes, I start drifting. Faye laughs. FAYE At what time is your exam? Seth counts hours with his eyes. SETH It's...sixth, I think. (beat) Yeah, sixth. FAYE Good. Can you skip fourth, or fifth period? SETH Sure...but I'll find it harder to study with you. Faye chuckles. FAYE Not me, a friend. SETH Oh. Okay. Faye shakes her head, smiling. FAYE Anyway, meet me outside, in the courtyard. See you then. Faye enters the classroom, then stops and comes back to grab the books Seth was holding for her. FAYE (cont'd) There, thanks. She enters the classroom, leaving a smile behind. He turns around and bumps with Eileen. SETH Sorry. Eileen stares at him for a second, inspecting his face. Seth takes a step back and stares puzzled at her. SETH (cont'd) Can I help you. Eileen snaps back, then smiles. EILEEN No, sorry, I thought I... (beat) What's your name? Seth is very confused. SETH I'm...Seth. Eileen corners her eyes and nods. EILEEN Seth. Okay...I'll...see you around. Now...I...must go. She turns around and leaves. Seth stands there, still slightly confused. He turns around and enters another classroom. CUT TO: INT. FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASSROOM - DAY Eileen is sitting on her desk, looking outside the window as the teacher gives his speech. She glances at the desk, there's an open notebook with random physics notes and equations scribbled. The corner of another single sheet of paper peeks from underneath the notebook. She pulls it, it's the same oddly doodled, drawn and written paper she had in her apartment. The name "SETH" is written, underlined and circled next to the word "ME", which is also written in the same fashion. There is a big question mark, that covers almost one fourth of the page. She puts her finger over the paper, before folding it and putting it in her pocket. She yawns, then, the bell rings. All the students stand up. Eileen runs her hand down her face and stands up, putting everything inside her bag. She walks outside the classroom after everyone else has. She turns around and starts walking outside, to a small courtyard. She spots Faye and Seth sitting outside, leaning against a tree. EILEEN (to herself, silently) Faye. She stands there, staring at the couple. Seth is holding a notebook, both are looking at it. Seth combs his hair with his fingers. FAYE Anything, though? Is this getting through at all? Seth sighs. SETH More or less... FAYE Enough for the exam? SETH Don't know... Faye shows a smile and then checks her watch. FAYE Re-read it, she's on her way. I gotta go. SETH Okay, thanks. They kiss. SETH (CONT'D) (cont'd) See you later. Faye leaves, Eileen is still standing there, her bag hangs on her shoulder. Faye passes next to her and tips her a smile. FAYE Hi, Anya. Eileen turns. EILEEN Hey. Faye enters the building, Eileen stares at her as she walks in. Then, she turns to face Seth, who is reading his book's notes. He looks around, then forward, he spots Eileen. Seth gives her a smile, then turns back to his notebook. Eileen begins walking towards Seth. She stops in front of him. Seth looks up at her. SETH Um, hi. Eileen drops and crouches. EILEEN Hey, Seth, is it? SETH (nodding) Yeah... (beat) Are you...you are the one who's gonna help me pass, right? Seth releases a silent, almost sarcastic laugh. Eileen is puzzled. EILEEN I... (she shakes her head) Yeah, sure. What is it? SETH Oh great. Sit down. Eileen smiles and sits down next to him. SETH (CONT'D) (cont'd) What's your name? EILEEN Anya. SETH Anya, right. (beat) I'm Seth. EILEEN I know. We met earlier. Seth nods. He shows her his notes. SETH Right, right. (beat) So, I hear you're good at this. Eileen inspects the notes, and then nods. EILEEN Uh, yeah...I did this last semester. She opens her bag and puffs air, relieved. Then, she fishes out a cigarette and a lighter. EILEEN Do you mind if I smoke? Seth stares at her for a second. SETH Uh, no. No, go ahead. (beat) So, Faye started telling me about the- EILEEN So you're Brown's boyfriend? Seth stops. SETH Brown? EILEEN Faye. Faye Brown? SETH Oh. Yeah, I know. Yeah, that's me. Eileen lights her cigarette. EILEEN For how long? SETH Um, two months? Maybe more. Eileen nods. EILEEN Are you planning to...you know, stay with her any longer? SETH What...what does this have to do with chemistry? EILEEN Oh. Nothing, just...trying to...make conversation. SETH That's okay. Sorry. (beat) So...Faye. Yeah, I think I might keep her. Eileen chuckles at Seth's humorous tone. EILEEN Glad. SETH You, how long have you known her? Eileen smiles. EILEEN Not long enough. I just...say hi when I see her, we're not great friends or anything. Seth nods. SETH She had never told me about you. Eileen smiles. EILEEN So. Chem, you were on- She looks to the side, there's a kid staring at her, MAX (18). He is sitting alone, staring at her. EILEEN (cont'd) (staring at Max) Um...Krebs, right? SETH Krebs? Eileen snaps back to Seth. EILEEN Sorry. (beat) That kid's staring at us. Seth turns around and spots Max, who is still staring at them. SETH That's Max Something-berg. (beat) You don't know who he is? Eileen sees him and frowns. EILEEN What do you mean? SETH He's gay...used to be friends with Faye's brother, people know him. EILEEN Oh. (beat) Never heard of him. SETH Strange. (beat) Anyway, where were we? EILEEN Chem. So, okay where is it that you're having trouble? SETH Everything, Faye started explaining the basic stuff but I didn't- Seth looks up, Eileen is still staring at Max, who is looking down, at the floor. SETH (cont'd) (snaps his fingers) Anya, here. Eileen looks down, reminiscing. EILEEN Sorry. (she checks her watch) I gotta go. Seth frowns, puzzled, then looks at her. She stands up, and nabs her pack. SETH Wait, you...what? EILEEN Sorry, something just...I remembered something. SETH No wait, you're supposed to help- EILEEN You'll be fine, sorry again. (she walks away) Bye. Eileen walks away, she passes next to Max. He stares at her, she does the same, Eileen walks away. SETH What the...hell? Seth looks around. He scratches his chin and looks at Eileen again, she disappears behind a corner. He looks back at his notes and begins reading. After a second, he stands up, frustrated and walks inside the building. CUT TO: INT. FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASSROOM - DAY Faye is sitting on her desk, taking class notes. The teacher has drawn a line on the chalkboard. TEACHER It's simple, it doesn't take half the time for the second body to 'catch' the new- The bell rings. TEACHER (cont'd) We'll finish on Monday, have a nice weekend. All the students stand up, "yeah", "thanks". Faye gets up and begins walking outside the classroom. Outside, she meets SOPHIA (17), a pretty redhead. FAYE Oh hi, Soph, how did it go? SOPHIA Well, it didn't go. I was a little late, Seth wasn't there. I couldn't find him. FAYE What? SOPHIA Seth wasn't outside. FAYE So you didn't... SOPHIA I looked for him! Faye looks down, she is holding her notebook with her hand. She puts it inside her one strap denim pack. FAYE What is he thinking...? SOPHIA When's the exam? If I find him maybe- FAYE No, it's in five minutes. SOPHIA Oh. Well. (beat) I'm sorry. FAYE No, okay. Thanks. Sophia walks away, then, she stops and turns around. SOPHIA Oh, your brother was looking for you. FAYE (smiles) Okay. Faye looks down the hallway, random students enter and leave classrooms. She walks down the hallway, making herself a pony tail with a scrounge she fished from her pocket. She stops in front of a door and peeks in, many students are taking their sits, talking to each other, reading notes. She inspects the room, Seth isn't there. SETH (O.S.) (poking Faye's ribs mildly) Faye. Faye turns around, Seth is standing behind her. FAYE What happened? SETH What? FAYE Sophia just told me that you weren't outside. SETH Sophia...Who's Sophia? Faye looks at him, puzzled. FAYE The girl, the one I asked to help you for the exam? SETH What? No, that's what I wanted to tell you. Your girl didn't even- (beat) Wait, Sophia? Faye nods. FAYE Yeah? SETH I thought Anya was going to help me. FAYE Anya? SETH Yeah! Some Anya came to me and told me that you had sent her, we began reading then she ran off. FAYE No, I didn't... (beat) I told Sophia to go help you, not Anya. She's new, I barely know her. Seth shakes his head. SETH Strange. FAYE So, what are you going to do? Seth raises his eyebrows. SETH Nothing, I studied by myself after this Anya girl left me. FAYE That's...so odd. The teacher walks inside the classroom. TEACHER Are you going to join us, Mr. Miller? Seth snaps at him. SETH Yeah, I'm there. (to Faye) Gotta go, wish me luck. FAYE Good luck. Seth walks inside the classroom, the teacher shuts the door behind him. Faye gives one last peek through the plate glass and smiles at Seth, who is again reading his notes, mouthing the words. She turns around and walks down the hallway, towards the courtyard outside. Max is still sitting outside, in the same spot he was before. Faye inspects outside and walks inside the building again. Max watches her walk inside the building and stands up, Desmond is sitting not too far away, with a couple of friends. Max stares at him and hesitates to continue, he sits back down. Desmond smiles. DESMOND Hey! Max turns around, he begins sweating, he looks down. DESMOND (cont'd) HEY! Max stands up, picks up his backpack and starts walking away. Desmond stands up. DESMOND (cont'd) Where are you going, fag? Max walks away faster, turns around and watches Desmond walking towards him. He turns around again, he bumps into Eileen. He looks at her, nervously. MAX Sorry. He stares at her again. EILEEN It's all-rig- Eileen looks up and looks at Desmond, who stops. EILEEN (cont'd) (re: Desmond) You're... Max stares at Desmond, frightened. MAX I...I gotta go. EILEEN No wait, do you know him? Max turns around. MAX No. DESMOND He does. (turns to Max) Don't you? EILEEN (to Desmond) You're...Brown's brother aren't you? DESMOND The hell are you? EILEEN Anya. I know your sister. DESMOND Don't care... Desmond turns around and walks back with his friends. MAX (to Eileen) Thanks. EILEEN Why? MAX I was about to get the shit kicked out of. Eileen raises her eyebrows and smiles. EILEEN What? She glances at Desmond. Max begins walking away. MAX Yes. Thanks. EILEEN You're welcome... (beat) ...I guess. Max walks away. Stops, closes his eyes, then opens them. MAX (scoffs) What's your name again? EILEEN Anya. (smiles) You're...Max, right? Max nods. Eileen sits down on a bench. EILEEN (cont'd) (re: the bench) Sit down. Max looks around before sighing and walking towards her. EILEEN (cont'd) And...are you friends with Seth? Max sits down. MAX No. EILEEN Oh. You're always alone, aren't you. Max stares at her. MAX Hm? EILEEN Just wondering. Why? MAX What? EILEEN Why are you alone? MAX Because I want to. EILEEN (scoffs) Huh. Aren't you original. MAX (smiles) That's not the point. (beat) I used to...I was friends with Desmond, before. EILEEN What happened? MAX Well... EILEEN Don't tell me he stopped hanging out with you. MAX No. I stopped hanging out with him. EILEEN Why? Max stands up. MAX I'm gay. She shakes her head. EILEEN So? Max scoffs. MAX I didn't want to hang out with him anymore. (he sits down again) We used to have a friend, Jack, two years ago, he came out. EILEEN What happened? MAX Desmond kicked the shit out of him, I still don't get why. When he found out that I was- He stops. EILEEN What? MAX Nothing. Either way, he hates me now too, it's strange. EILEEN That's ridiculous. Max lifts his brow. EILEEN (CONT'D) (cont'd) (yelling) So what is it? Max stops. MAX What is what? EILEEN You kept staring at me. I take it my looks isn't an excuse. Eileen smiles. MAX No, no...they aren't. Sorry, I didn't mean to stare. EILEEN So? Max smiles insecurely. MAX It's nothing. EILEEN Come on, tell me. I bet you could use conversation, you're white. Max swallows. MAX It...Well. Eileen walks towards him. Max rolls his eyes. Eileen sits down and looks at Max as he does the same. EILEEN Tell me. MAX You know that guy, the one you were sitting with? EILEEN Seth. MAX Him. (beat) Well, I had this really disturbing dream last night. Eileen stares at him, interested. MAX (cont'd) And you were both in it. Her eyes widen. EILEEN We were what-now? (beat) I was in it? MAX ...yes. See, I don't know why I'm even telling you. EILEEN No, it can be important. Max stares at her, puzzled. MAX What, you believe in all those things? EILEEN Sure... (beat) Was it like...really vivid? Like you were there? MAX All dreams are aren't they? EILEEN ...you're right. (beat) What happened, in your dream? MAX Why are you so interested? Eileen smiles warmly. EILEEN Wouldn't you be? I want to know what happened with me. Max licks his lips. MAX Nothing, I just...remember your face. And Seth's...that was even stranger. In my dream, I looked into a mirror and I saw Seth's face. It was disturbing. Eileen looks down for a minute and mouths words to herself. EILEEN Tell me something. MAX What is it? EILEEN Are you sure it was YOUR dream? Max smiles, holding a laugh. MAX What? EILEEN Okay, are you sure it was your point of vi- (beat) I don't know how to explain. MAX (standing up) Don't, I need to go. Eileen GRABS Max's sleeve. EILEEN No. I need you to stay here. Max frowns. MAX No, I have to go to class. EILEEN Max, please. MAX Sorry, I need to go. Thanks for helping me out though. Max walks inside the building and checks his watch before disappearing. Moments later, Seth walks out of the building. Eileen's eyes widen and stare at him, she stands up and goes meet him. EILEEN Seth! He notices her, raises his eyebrows and stops. SETH Oh, what is it? EILEEN I need to talk to you. Do you have any other class- SETH (interrupting her) No wait. Before you go on, where do I know you from? Eileen stops. EILEEN I...what? SETH You were lying before, what with that? Eileen blows air. EILEEN Okay, sorry. I was. (beat) But it's really important. SETH What is it? EILEEN Where's Faye? SETH Why? EILEEN I'm not going to kidnap you, you know? SETH I know, but what is it? EILEEN Both of you. Seth rolls his eyes. SETH Just tell me. I'll tell her when she's out. Eileen takes a deep, exasperated breath and nods. EILEEN Okay, come on. I'll give you a quick runthrough. She begins walking away from the building, towards the street. Seth follows her. EILEEN (cont'd) Are you out? Do you have any more classes? SETH I'm out. They stop at the curb and begin walking down the sidewalk. EILEEN What about Faye? SETH This is her last period. Eileen nods. EILEEN Do you mind if we wait for her? SETH I thought it was really important. Eileen opens her bag and nabs her cigarettes from inside. She opens the flip top and offers one to Seth, who rejects it. EILEEN It is. But I rather have you both. She sits down on the curb, next to a gutter. Seth remains standing up. EILEEN (cont'd) Sit down. Seth does, he sits down next to her and fixes his glare forward, at a parked school bus parked opposite of him. SETH At least tell me what this is about. EILEEN Okay. One thing, though, you'll probably think that I'm a complete nutcase when I tell you. Seth chuckles. SETH I don't like where it's going. Eileen laughs. EILEEN No but...I mean, just bare with me here. SETH Whatever, sure. Go right ahead. EILEEN Do you remember your dreams normally? Seth raises his eyebrows. SETH I...what? EILEEN There you go. Okay, you know when you sleep? You see this movie thing? Those are called dream- SETH (interrupts) Yeah, sorry. (beat) No, I don't really remember many dreams. I mean, I have. But it's rare. EILEEN What's the last time you remembered a dream? She taps the cigarette, a small pack of ash falls down the wet gutter. She whiffs and puffs a cloud of gray smoke away from Seth. SETH It was... EILEEN Last night right? Seth stops. Turns to see Eileen, who smiles. SETH Right. EILEEN Here's where it gets strange...you remember right? What happened? Seth nods. SETH Yeah, it's the creepiest dream I've- EILEEN (interrupts) I know what you dreamed about. SETH What? EILEEN I would bet, I know what happened in your dream. Seth raises his eyebrows again and scoffs. SETH Do you? EILEEN Yeeeap. SETH I'll bite. What happened? EILEEN You walked inside a house right? It didn't look familiar or anything, I think. You go upstairs and you find Faye, dead. Seth looks away from her and licks his lips. SETH I... (beat) Yeah...that's...pretty close. EILEEN I know. Who's the man? SETH You are, I guess. (beat) How did you know? Eileen whiffs the cigarette one last time before dropping the butt down the gutter. EILEEN I dreamed the same thing. Seth looks at her, extremely puzzled. EILEEN (cont'd) Oh it gets stranger, but I'll leave it here until Faye comes. SETH No, really, how did you know? EILEEN Pretty strange huh? I'll tell you, just wait. SETH Does this have anything to do with you telling me you were gonna help me study chem? EILEEN It does. (beat) And sorry about that. How did you do? SETH I did fine, I think. (silence) You know Faye, right? EILEEN I've talked to her. SETH Huh. There is a long, uncomfortable silence. Seth taps the floor with his foot, Eileen looks at all directions and yawns. SETH (CONT'D) (cont'd) So about my- EILEEN And you've known- Both stop, Eileen laughs silently. Seth smiles. SETH (CONT'D) Sorry, you go. She looks back at the school, then at Seth. EILEEN Nah, I was just trying to break the uncomfortable silence. SETH (laughs) Same here. Both smile...then sigh. Silence again. CUT TO: I/E. FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY Faye walks out of a classroom among many others. As she walks down the hall towards the exit, Max walks out of another classroom and walks outside. Faye stops at her locker, opens it up and stuffs her books inside. She takes a purse and closes it. Then walks outside. Outside, she glances around as many students pass her by. She spots Seth and Eileen sitting on the curb. Seth looks back and smiles. He stands up and walks towards her. FAYE Hey. Seth kisses her. SETH What's up? Eileen stands up and waves her fingers at Faye, who doesn't answer. FAYE Nothing. (to Eileen) Hi. EILEEN Hello. Listen, you guys want to go to a coffee shop, somewhere? FAYE What, now? SETH Sure, whatever. Faye looks at Seth, puzzled. FAYE What? I thought you were going to my mom's after school. SETH I am. It's just a quick coffee. EILEEN Right, just a pit stop. Faye forces a smile and nods. FAYE Okay...I guess. Why are we going- (beat) I mean, why? SETH Anya here has something apparently important to tell us. FAYE In the coffee shop? EILEEN Sure. Can we...go? We can take my car, I'll drop you guys anywhere after. SETH Okay, thanks... EILEEN Okay. Let's go. Eileen walks towards her parked car and pulls out the keys from her pants' pocket. Seth and Faye follow her. FAYE (whispering, to Seth) What's this about? SETH Something to do with a dream. I think. Eileen looks at them. FAYE (whispering) What? Seth shrugs again. Eileen opens the back door for them and walks around. They all get in the car. Eileen gives ignition. CUT TO: INT. MAX'S HOUSE - ATTIC - DAY The door of an attic opens and reveals Max, who hikes up holding his backpack. The tidy room's walls are cold wood, covered with dozens of carbon drawings. Cubist, dadaist and even surrealist paintings wallpaper the room. A small cross hangs on one of the walls, right over his bed. Max closes the trapdoor and tosses his backpack to a corner. He fetches a CD Walkman that lies next to a plugged laptop and puts the headphones on. Music begins playing. There is an unfinished canvas laying on the floor. He sits on his bed and opens a small circular window. Takes a sheet of Fabrianno paper from a notebook and fishes a carbon stick from a cloth bag that hangs next to the bed. He draws a spiral on the paper, big enough to take almost the entire sheet. Then, he runs his right hand across it, making it fade sideward slightly. He closes his eyes and takes a deep, comfortable breath. The sheet of paper slides down as he lies back and places his head on the pillow. Someone knocks from underneath. SARAH (O.S.) Max? Max doesn't react. The music is too loud. SARAH (22) opens the door and peeks through. SARAH (CONT'D) (cont'd) Max! Max turns and sees her. He takes the headset off. MAX Oh what's up? SARAH Oh nothing. How long have you been here? He sits up on the bed. MAX About five...seconds. SARAH Oh, okay. (beat) Listen. I have this interview thing in ten minutes. If you go out, lock. MAX Lock in the event of a fire. Got it. Sarah laughs. SARAH It wouldn't do much harm to go see a movie. Even by yourself. MAX I...no, I don't even have a cent. SARAH Right, right. I haven't...here. (she reaches for a 10 dollar bill from her pocket) Here's a ten. Max shakes his head. MAX Oh no. Thanks but, no thanks. SARAH Oh...okay. Anyway, I'll be back at around seven. She begins stepping down the ladder. MAX I met someone today. Sarah stops and smiles. SARAH Yeah? Who? MAX A girl, Anya. SARAH That's great. Was she nice? MAX Yeah. I liked her. SARAH What was she like? MAX She was older. Pretty. I don't know, she was warm. I talked to her like I had known her for years. SARAH I'm glad. I'd like to meet her. Max nods and tips a smile. SARAH (cont'd) See you later. Sarah winks and closes the door after going down the stairs. Max puts the headset back on and again leans on the bed. He falls asleep. CUT TO: INT. COFFEE HOUSE - DAY The quiet coffee shop is full of customers. Eileen, Seth and Faye sit on one of the corners. Faye and Eileen are sipping their coffee. EILEEN ...so what you dreamed, it did happen. (beat) I mean, it WILL happen. FAYE I don't get it. EILEEN I know. I know. SETH Wait, are you kidding or... Eileen raises her eyebrows. EILEEN No, I'm serious. Serious-serious. (beat) I don't know how to get it through. SETH Just...okay, let me get it straight. EILEEN Okay. SETH So Faye is going to die. Faye takes a deep breath and sips her coffee again. EILEEN Yes. SETH And you are telling me this... EILEEN Because I'll stop that from happening. SETH And you dreamed the same? EILEEN Only a bit. A different part of what you got. Faye puts the mug down. FAYE What did you get? EILEEN Seth, entering the house. Then a flash of... (levers her hand) Of you. SETH What else? EILEEN Nothing else. Just that bit. But see, another bit is missing from the full thing. FAYE Wait, you lost me again. Eileen nods. EILEEN Okay, okay. Think of it like...the reel of a movie. It's this full video. When Seth sent full video back, the reel got cut into three, not more than four bits. SETH And we only get a part. EILEEN Yes. FAYE But wait. How do you know about this? And who got the other bit? EILEEN Right, wait. Some people are just naturally more...we have more...affinity. It's more likely for some people to receive them. SETH So this isn't the first time you get one? Eileen shakes her head. Her playful attitude seems to have been drained out of her. EILEEN No, I get these memories often. But I only...well...help the ones I can. SETH How did you know it was mine? EILEEN Yours? Your what? SETH I mean, how did you know that I was the one who sent it? EILEEN Oh! Right. Well, I've learnt to search for clues, right? With you it was easier. First off, you yelled Faye's name at some point. You also passed in front of a mirror. I recognized you. SETH I...don't know. FAYE And what do you want us to do? EILEEN Believing me would make a good start. Seth spits an honest chuckle. SETH Any idea on who got the rest of it? EILEEN Max did. Faye frowns. FAYE Max? SETH (to Eileen) Him? FAYE Who is he? SETH You know that kid in school, took math with us last semester. Gay? FAYE I think I know who you mean. EILEEN I talked to him today, he told me he had a dream that, well, you know. Silence. EILEEN (cont'd) He also said that I was in his dream. That he saw a glimpse of me. SETH Of YOU? EILEEN Yes. I know...it's really strange. For some reason I was with you when you sent it. (beat) Max couldn't have been lying. SETH So you're not kidding. EILEEN I thought I had covered that. Seth shakes his head quickly. SETH But you're serious? Faye's in trouble? Do you know what happened to her? Eileen shakes her head, "no". FAYE I don't believe you. EILEEN I thought you wouldn't. SETH You're not lying, I know that. FAYE What? (beat) How are we supposed to believe you? SETH (to Eileen) I believe you. Faye licks her lips and shakes her head mildly. FAYE No. EILEEN I understand. I know it's weird. FAYE It's not weird, it's stupid. EILEEN I know. SETH It is, Faye. But what if she's right? Faye sits back and scoffs nervously. FAYE You're insane. Seth chuckles and turns to Eileen. SETH What do you want me to do. FAYE We're not doing a thing. This is crazy. Eileen stuffs her hand inside her schoolbag and pulls out the doodled sheet of paper she wrote Seth's name on. She also nabs a pen, which she uncaps. Eileen writes down Max's name on the sheet. EILEEN What's your phone number? FAYE What for? EILEEN I'll need it. SETH ...555-3234. She scribbles it down and checks her watch. Outside, the sun has began hiding. EILEEN Here. She begins scribbling down a cell phone number on a corner of the sheet of paper. Then tears it off and slides it to Seth. EILEEN (cont'd) Here. It's my cell-phone number if you need it. Seth takes the small torn piece of paper and puts it in his pocket. SETH Okay. EILEEN I need to go home. But I need to tell you some things. I also need to contact Max. FAYE Why, what does he know? EILEEN That's why I need to find him. Do you have his number? Both shake their heads. SETH No. Eileen stands up. EILEEN Let's go. Where do you want me to drop you? Seth stands up and helps Faye. She looks under the weather. SETH School. FAYE Home. Eileen laughs. SETH Can you do both? EILEEN Sure. Which one's closer? FAYE My house. SETH Right. EILEEN Just tell me where it is. Let's go. They all take their backpacks and begin walking out. Faye stops for a second and stops Seth. Eileen keeps walking, looks back at her companions, and walks through the main door. FAYE Seth, wait. SETH What is it? FAYE I don't like her. Seth looks at Eileen through the glass door. She is waiting outside the shop. SETH Anya? FAYE I don't like her. SETH Why? FAYE She wants something with you. She's making this all up. SETH I thought the same thing, you know? But... She shakes her head. FAYE Please tell me you don't believe her. Seth takes a deep breath. SETH I don't know. She was pretty convincing. She shakes her head in disappointment and continues walking. SETH (cont'd) (stops her) I won't let her do anything to you. FAYE It's not me who I'm worried about. She walks outside. Seth stands there for a second and looks to the right. A small table of teenagers are staring at him. SETH Can I help you? They all turn back to their business. Seth walks out. CUT TO: INT. MAX'S HOUSE - TELEVISION ROOM - NIGHT Max is sitting on a couch, remote control in hand. The television blares at high volume in front of him. His eyes are half closed, his mouth open. Sarah unlocks the main door and walks inside. SARAH Max. Home. Max swallows thick saliva and shifts his eyes from the television to Sarah, who enters the room holding grocery bags. SARAH (cont'd) God, I hate it when it's night so early. Max yawns. MAX How'd it go? SARAH It went fine, thanks. She walks towards the kitchen and flicks the lights on. Max stands up and begins following her. MAX Oh, Sarah? SARAH Yeah. She begins placing the groceries in their respective places. MAX Do you know where's that album I had? I was looking for it. SARAH I think mom kept it in the chest in her room. Did you look there? He looks down. MAX Um...no. There is a silence. Each expect the other to say something. SARAH Well? MAX Um, Sarah? SARAH What is it? MAX Would you...get it for me? Please? Sarah closes her eyes and takes a deep breath. SARAH Why? MAX I don't want to go there...that's all. She nods. SARAH Okay. She walks towards the staircase and takes the flight upstairs. Max stands there, squeezing his left biceps with his right hand. MAX Thanks. SARAH Don't worry about it. She enters a room. Max walks inside the kitchen and continues placing the groceries where they belong. Cartons of milk inside the fridge, a box of cereal inside a cupboard. Sarah walks down the stairs holding a big photo album. He gives it to Max. MAX Thanks. SARAH You're welcome. But someday you'll have to be able to go in there. MAX I know. He goes back to the TV room and turns the set off. The book he holds is thick, coated with cheap imitation of leather. He opens it and flips through the pages, randomly browsing the images. Some of them have him, Sarah and an older woman, their mother. He stops when spotting a lonely picture of himself, Desmond and a third kid, JACK (16). All looking younger and dressed in football gear and uniform. They all hold their helmets with their hands. Sarah walks into the room holding a mug of coffee. SARAH Max? Max looks up. Tears have left wet tracks on his face. MAX (sniffles) Yeah. She sits next to him and looks at the picture. SARAH You should have stayed in the team. Looked so good in that uniform. You looked stronger. He laughs. MAX I was. SARAH When was this taken? Max closes the book. MAX Two years ago. She smiles. SARAH Open it. MAX What? SARAH The book. He swallows and sniffles and opens the book again, right in the page that holds the picture of a happier, stronger Max and his pals. MAX What is it? SARAH Nothing. I just like that picture of you. (beat) Jack looked good too. He tries to close it again, she stops him. SARAH (cont'd) Why did you bring this out? MAX Just wanted to see something. SARAH Someone, right? You wanted to see Jack? Desmond? MAX Both. She smiles again and nods. SARAH Knew it. Take a good look, Maxie. He does. SARAH (cont'd) We're alike, you know? MAX (smiles) How? She closes the book. SARAH When mom died, I kept looking at our pictures, and doing it hurt me. But that's the best way to forget about her. You need to remember them. MAX Okay. SARAH Okay? No, look... (takes a deep breath) Keep those memories close. But don't live on them. MAX He isn't. SARAH Remember how it was and don't wish that it would be like that again, because it can't. Try to build something new. MAX I know. SARAH I don't think you've stepped inside her room since she died, Maxie. MAX I know. SARAH Do that. Max stretches and opens his eyes wide. MAX I'm going to bed. He walks up the stairs. Sarah is left sitting down on the couch. She opens the book and looks at the image of the stronger Max. A tear begins swelling up in her eye. CUT TO: EXT. FAYE'S HOUSE - PORCH - NIGHT Eileen's car stops in front of a large enough house. Seth walks out and opens the door for Faye. They both walk to the porch. SETH (kissing her) Bye, baby. FAYE Bye. Faye opens the door with a key she pulled out from her jeans' pocket. Seth sees her walk inside and turns around, back to the car. FAYE (cont'd) Seth? He turns back. SETH Yeah? FAYE Just... She looks at Eileen. She's listening to music from the car's radio and mouthing the lyrics. FAYE (cont'd) ...nevermind. I'll see you tomorrow. Seth nods and tips her a wink. She smiles and puts her finger on her mouth, "Shh," before closing the door. He walks back to the car and gets in. Eileen turns the volume of the music down. EILEEN She was angry. SETH Yeah. EILEEN I want to ask you a question. She gives ignition. SETH What is it? She drives off. EILEEN Do you really believe me? Seth exhales and looks downward. SETH I wouldn't, I mean...I don't know. Eileen nods. EILEEN That's the closest to a 'yes' anyone's ever said. Faye...she's just scared. SETH Probably. EILEEN Yeah. Some creep comes and tells her she's going to die... SETH And what's worse is that I halfway believed the creep. Eileen laughs. EILEEN I needed to ask you though, you took it in very fast. Seth sighs. SETH I know. Eileen stares at him, glancing at the road every few seconds. SETH (cont'd) It made sense. The house I saw her in? That's my uncle's house. He's in Maine right now. The house is empty. Eileen nods. EILEEN So that's the place. SETH I guess I'm not going there. Eileen laughs. EILEEN Better not. Hey, do you mind if I stop a second at my place? SETH Um, no, not at all. EILEEN Thanks, it's just that I'm going to sleep to a friend's and I need to pick up a few things. SETH That's all right. Silence. Eileen turns up the volume. EILEEN You know, I rarely see you at school. SETH (smiles) Yeah, I know. Silence again. The music blares from the speakers. Eileen twitches. SETH (cont'd) So where do you live? EILEEN Apartment building I just moved in, on Connor. Seth raises his eyebrows. SETH Really? I live two blocks away. EILEEN Ha, how strange. (beat) And, how do you go to school? SETH How what? EILEEN Sorry. (laughs) Do you drive there? SETH Oh! No. I ride, a bike. Eileen looks at him, silence. SETH (cont'd) ...which I left there today. Dammit. EILEEN Yeah, that's where I was going. Don't worry though, if you want I'll drive you tomorrow. Seth smiles. EILEEN (cont'd) Here we are. She stops in front of the same rundown apartment building she lives in. She gets out of the car. EILEEN (cont'd) Come in, it'll just be a sec. Seth nods and steps out of the car. CUT TO: INT. EILEEN'S FLAT - NIGHT Eileen unlocks the door to her apartment and walks in. EILEEN Come on. Seth steps inside. SETH (looks around) Nice place. Who else lives here? EILEEN My roommate. Seth stops. SETH (whispering) She here? EILEEN Don't think so. SYLVIA (O.S.) (from her room) I am, Anya. Seth whimpers. EILEEN Okay. She walks towards her room and walks in. Seth slowly makes his way through the boxes. The room is a complete mess. Eileen opens a clothing drawer and stuffs some clothes inside her school backpack. Seth browses the room with his eyes. A drawer in her desk is half open, sheets of paper are randomly tossed inside. EILEEN (cont'd) I'll be right back, hold on. Seth nods and she walks out. The drawer calls Seth, he peeks through, the papers inside resemble the one she wrote Seth's name and number on. All of them are creased, weird designs and mental maps drawn on them. As well as names. EILEEN (O.S.) (cont'd) Sylvia, I'm going to sleep at a friend's. SYLVIA (O.S.) You still haven't given me the money. EILEEN (O.S.) Sorry about that. He opens the drawer and pulls out the bundled sheets of paper. Names are written on each, some have phone numbers. "Annie Dana" and a phone number, "555-6623". "Jimmy Owen, 555-8129". "Theresa Williams, 555-2193". "Cliff McNamara, 555-6744". Seth flips the pages, Eileen walks inside and grabs her bag. EILEEN (CONT'D) (cont'd) Ready. Let's go. SETH (re: the papers) What are these? EILEEN Oh. That's my history. People I've helped. SETH It's worked, then? EILEEN Oh, sure. Seth nods as he flips the pages. EILEEN (cont'd) I think it only takes a small warning, that would be enough to change whatever's going to happen. SETH So? EILEEN I like to make sure. SETH Huh. (beat) Why do you keep these? EILEEN (leaving the room) I used to browse through them, some odd nostalgia, I guess. Met a lot of people doing this. Friends. He smiles. SETH Do you still see them? EILEEN Well, I move all the time. I can't stand too much in the same place. SETH Who pays for all this? EILEEN My dad. He lives in Arkansas, he's pretty wealthy. Guy can get me flats almost everywhere. SETH That's sounds like a lot of fun. EILEEN It is. Gosh, I haven't called him in a long while...maybe I should. SETH How long's it been since you talked to him? EILEEN A while. He hooked me this flat a while ago but I talk more with his secretary than with him directly. SETH I see. And your mom? EILEEN Oh, no. She died in a skiing accident, some time ago. SETH I'm sorry. EILEEN Don't worry about it. Done? Let's go. Seth nods and Eileen leaves the room. Seth flips the pages and reaches the last one. He looks at it, his eyes widen. The page is just the same as the rest, except this one has a familiar name. The page says "Anya" and a phone number. Puzzled, Seth stares at it, then at Eileen, who presses the elevator button down the hallway outside. Seth stuffs the sheet of paper inside his pocket and puts the rest back inside the drawer. He joins Eileen in front of the elevator. CUT TO: INT. FAYE'S HOUSE - MASTER ROOM - NIGHT Faye is laying on a bed, her head placed over MINA's (41) lap. The television is on in front of them. Faye's eyes are half closed. She might start z-ing anytime. Both wear similar silk pajamas. MINA It's late. FAYE Mm-hmm. MINA Any homework? FAYE Nothing. Silence, the eyes of both are fixed on the television. MINA So where did you go? FAYE Coffee place. MINA Right after school? FAYE Mm-hmm. MINA With who? FAYE Whom. Mina slaps Faye's neck jokingly. Both laugh silently. Mina begins twisting her daughter's hair with her fingers. MINA With whom? Seth? FAYE Seth and some girl. MINA Who? FAYE A girl from school, Anya. MINA Nice? FAYE Sure. Mina takes a deep breath. MINA All right kid, bed. FAYE Aw, fine. Faye gets off the bed. MINA Oh forgot to ask. How was your appointment with doc yesterday? FAYE Same thing as always. Faye sits back down on the bed. FAYE (cont'd) He doesn't strike me as a qualified whatever he is. Most of the time I'm sitting in front of him and he just stares. MINA Dr. Nolan's one of the best therapists you can find. She chuckles. FAYE They all are, right? Mina smiles at her. FAYE (cont'd) Well, night. MINA Good night. Faye stands up and walks outside and down a hallway. She opens the door that reveals the blankest room you have ever seen. Absolutely nothing on the walls or gray carpeted floor. Her school stuff is kept over a small wooden desk opposite to her bed. She enters the bathroom and stares at herself in the mirror for a moment. She looks at her wrists, taps them slowly. She has barely noticeable scars on her wrists. After leaving the bathroom, she dives into her sheets and flicks the lights off. Absolute black. CUT TO: INT. EILEEN'S CAR - NIGHT Eileen drives. SETH So... (beat) How do you send these? EILEEN I...still don't know for sure. She takes a deep breath. EILEEN (cont'd) You know deja vus? SETH Sure. EILEEN When you feel you've seen something before? SETH I know what they are. EILEEN They are this. When you...you really wish something hadn't happened, that...information, image, whatever, is... (beat) How to explain...well, tossed either back or forth. SETH Why during sleep? EILEEN I really don't know. The most logical explanation I've come up with is that...well, when you're asleep, your mind's somewhere else, very concentrated. Seth shakes his head. SETH And deja vus? EILEEN Most times people don't pay attention to their dreams. But when the thing they saw in their dream, what they received, happens, well, it looks familiar. SETH And they can be thrown to the future as well? EILEEN It's something random. It just lands close to the event, when you're dreaming. (beat) Sometimes you feel you dream something that has happened. SETH So this is involuntary? You don't know they're being sent? Eileen nods. EILEEN Right. Some people do it more often. Most don't even notice. Seth raises his eyebrows and nods. SETH Makes sense. EILEEN Well I don't know. Seth nods and looks outside through the window. SETH So, where are you from? You have an odd name. EILEEN I was born in Minnesota, I think. But my name's Eileen. SETH Eileen? EILEEN Yeah. SETH I thought it was Anya. EILEEN No, a friend began calling me Anya some time ago. SETH Why? Eileen stays quiet. EILEEN I...don't remember. Eileen laughs. SETH What? EILEEN Yeah, I...I don't remember, actually. How strange. SETH And this friend, does he live here? EILEEN He's a she. Carol. And no, she lives a few cities away. SETH Oh, okay. Seth points at his house. SETH (cont'd) Right here. EILEEN Okay. She parks in front of his house. EILEEN (cont'd) So you want me to give you a ride tomorrow? He walks out of the car. SETH I...I guess my mom can drive me tomorrow, thanks. EILEEN I really don't mind, you're close by my place. Seth closes the door of the car. SETH No, it's fine. Thanks for the ride. EILEEN See you tomorrow. SETH Yeah. Seth waves away and she drives off. He glues his stare at the car as it takes a left and disappears behind a house down the street. Seth turns around and walks down a pathway that leads to the house's main door. He opens it with a key and walks inside. He closes the door behind him and walks up the stairs. He stops in front of a door, which she opens and peeks inside. It's dark. Joan is sleeping on the bed. SETH (cont'd) Mom? Joan pries her eyes open. JOAN Seth? Her voice is raspy, tired. SETH I'm home. Going to sleep now. JOAN Where did you go? SETH With Faye. Sorry I didn't call. JOAN That's okay. SETH Where's my dad? JOAN He's in the bathroom. SETH Oh. Okay. Good night. JOAN Sleep tight. She closes her eyes again. Her son closes the door silently and makes his way down the dark hallway. Framed pictures of him and his parents, of him and Faye and others hang from the wall. He opens the door of his room and walks inside. The room is a fairly typical teenager room. Movie posters and a calendar take over most of the wall decoration. There is a shelf with DVDs and novels nailed to the wall over his bed. He has a small wooden cross hanging from another wall. He flicks the light off and takes his shirt off. Before taking his pants off, he sits down on the bed and pulls out both sheets of Eileen's sheets of paper and puts it on a cupboard next to his bed. A long stare at them is followed by him grabbing the phone and dialing the number under "Eileen"'s name in the big sheet of paper he stole from her drawer. A woman picks up. Her voice is completely different from Eileen's. ANASTASIA (over the phone) Hello? Seth swallows and licks his lips. SETH Hi, is this...Anya? ANASTASIA (over) Who is this? SETH Seth...you don't know me. ANASTASIA (over) Why did you call me? SETH I know a friend of yours, she gave me your number. ANASTASIA (over) Who? SETH Anya? A silence, a sigh from Anastasia. ANASTASIA (over) Who is this? SETH My name is Seth. ANASTASIA (over) The only Anya I know is me. Seth stays silent. SETH Wait, your name is Anya? ANASTASIA (over) ...no. It's Anastasia. They call me Anya. Seth's eyes widen in puzzlement. SETH Why? ANASTASIA (over) A friend began calling me Anya because of that disney movie. Seth stays quiet. ANASTASIA (cont'd) (over) ...yeah. Who are you? SETH I...You're friends with Carol, right? I know her. ANASTASIA (over) Oh! Are you Lindsay's ex? Seth? SETH I'm...yeah, Lindsay's ex...Doesn't matter, I need to ask you something. ANASTASIA What is it? SETH I'm looking for someone, I think you knew her. She's around 18 or 19 now. I think she helped you with a problem you had. ANASTASIA (over) I don't know what you're talking about. SETH Has someone ever told you some stuff about dreams? Maybe recently. Anastasia remains silent. SETH (cont'd) Hello? ANASTASIA (over) Yeah, a few months ago. Look, I need to go. SETH Wait. Who told you this? A girl, right? ANASTASIA (over) Yes. SETH Was her name Eileen? ANASTASIA (over) Yes. I really need to go. SETH Right, sorry to bother you. Dial tone, she hung up. Seth sits on his bed silently, somewhat scared. He begins dialing another number. A girl picks up, Faye. Her voice is tired, half asleep. FAYE Hello? SETH Faye. FAYE Oh, what's up? SETH Listen, tomorrow morning, wait for me. Don't go anywhere near Anya. FAYE What? Why? What happened? SETH Something's wrong. She wasn't lying with what she told us...but something's up with her. FAYE Why are you telling me this? SETH Don't get scared, I just need to ask her some things. FAYE No, of course I'm scared. What happened? SETH I think she said she is passing for someone else. FAYE What? SETH Her real name is Eileen, not Anya. FAYE Yeah? SETH Just...I'll explain tomorrow. See you outside school. Don't get scared. FAYE I am. Seth stays silent for a second. SETH Really? FAYE Yes. Seth looks at his clothes and ponders. SETH Okay, I'm going to your place. Wait for me. FAYE Okay. SETH Don't worry, it's probably nothing. FAYE Sure. Hurry up. Seth hangs up and gets dressed again. He walks out silently. CUT TO: EXT. FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL - MORNING Like the day before, students walk towards and around the school. Some sit on their cars and have a smoke. Eileen's car makes her way through the people and cars and stops. She gets out. Her eyes shift from one side to the next, looking for someone. Before entering the building, she glances at the spot where she saw Max the day before. Bingo. He is there, sitting on one of the benches. She smiles and walk towards him. He notices her and awkwardly smiles. EILEEN Hi Max. MAX Hi. EILEEN Can I sit down? Max slides down the bench. MAX Go ahead. EILEEN (smiling) Thanks. She takes a seat. EILEEN (cont'd) So what's up? MAX Nothing, just here, waiting. EILEEN For what? MAX Class. EILEEN (shakes her head) Duh, right. Both remain silent. EILEEN (cont'd) Hey, remember what we were talking about yesterday? MAX Yes? EILEEN I need to ask you something. MAX What is it? EILEEN What happened in that dream you saw me and Seth? MAX I told you. I only remember a small bit. I entered some house, and...there was a phone ringing, I think. I saw you inside the kitchen. EILEEN Anything else? MAX Nothing I can remember. Eileen takes a deep breath and opens her bag. She fishes out the sheet of paper with Max and Seth's names and phone numbers. Pressing the paper on a book, she writes: "What happened--" and begins scribbling down the events of the dream. Max peeks at what she's writing. MAX (cont'd) What are you doing? She stops and looks at him. EILEEN Nothing. I need to... Max's eyes are fixed on hers. MAX What? EILEEN Can I tell you something you won't believe? Max laughs. MAX What? EILEEN It's about your dream. MAX Okay? EILEEN That dream...it's...it's not a dream, it's something that's going to happen. Max doesn't react. Desmond's car appears from behind a corner. He is driving, Faye sits on the back seat. DESMOND Are you going out tonight? FAYE I don't think so. DESMOND Why? FAYE Because. DESMOND You're not going to see Seth or anything? FAYE Maybe, I don't know. They park their car. Desmond gets out. FAYE (cont'd) Thanks. Desmond doesn't answer, he closes his door and goes greet his friends. Faye opens the door and gets out. Seth appears and helps her out. FAYE (cont'd) Thanks. SETH Welcome. FAYE Who brought you here? SETH My mom drove me, got here five minutes ago. Faye nods. SETH (cont'd) You have class right now, right? FAYE Yes. SETH Okay, here's the deal. You go to that class, I'll go look for Anya. I need to ask her a few. FAYE I thought you said her name's Eileen. Seth shakes his head. SETH Right, Eileen. Sorry. Come on. They begin walking towards the entrance. Eileen and Max are still sitting on the bench, talking. MAX I don't understand. Eileen laughs. EILEEN Man, how many times have I heard that this week? MAX Well sorry, your story is pretty confusing. Why are you telling it to me? EILEEN Not a story. Max turns down and scoffs. MAX Maybe... EILEEN I don't know. You look like a nice guy. MAX Do I? EILEEN Sure. But you're reserved, right? MAX I guess so. EILEEN Handsome guys shouldn't be. Max laughs. EILEEN (cont'd) I'm sure lots of girls and guys find you handsome. MAX This is awkward. EILEEN Sorry. That came out of nowhere. Eileen's laugh is retorted by a sigh from Max. The bell rings, people begin rushing down and enter the building in a hurry. EILEEN (cont'd) So you don't have class now? MAX No. EILEEN What's your first class? MAX Second period. Seth walks out of the building, looking for Eileen. He spots her. She spots him back. EILEEN Oh look. Here's Seth. Max doesn't say anything. Seth stops in front of them. SETH Eileen, I need to talk to you. MAX (to Eileen) "Eileen"? SETH Hey Max. EILEEN What is it? SETH Do you know a girl called Anastasia? EILEEN No, I... Eileen stays quiet. Then it hits her, she widens her eyes. SETH Who is she? EILEEN Anastasia...she was a girl I helped some time ago. SETH What else do you remember? Eileen doesn't speak. MAX Who's Anastasia? SETH They called her Anya. Seth shows her the sheet of paper he stole from her drawer. She reads it. "Anya", it reads. MAX What the hell's going on? Eileen is silent, almost in shock. She takes the sheet of paper from Seth. SETH (to Eileen) Who's Anya? Eileen's head begins shaking. She grabs her things and stands up. EILEEN I need to go. She begins walking away. SETH Hold on, where are you going? EILEEN There's someone I need to call. She leaves quickly; her face is that of shock. SETH Wait! Eileen doesn't stop, she begins running towards her car. SETH (cont'd) Dammit. MAX Seth? Seth turns around. SETH Yeah. MAX What just happened? Seth shakes his head and takes a deep breath. SETH Do you know her? MAX Anya? SETH Her name's Eileen. MAX She said her name was Anya. SETH It isn't. Anyway, you were talking to her, right? Max nods. MAX Something about dreams, receiving someone else's memories, something. Seth wipes his hand down his face. SETH Yeah. She said the same thing to me. Explained the whole deal. Max nods. SETH (cont'd) So, did you believe her? Max shakes his head. MAX Not really. (beat) But I like talking to her, she's very nice. MAX (cont'd) Why did she run away? Seth checks his watch. SETH We need to go to his place. You too. Do you have a car? Max shakes his head. SETH (cont'd) We'll have to take a cab, or something. MAX Faye too? Seth nods, licking his lips. SETH Yeah. MAX I have class. SETH Ditch. Just for today. (beat) We need to wait until Faye's out, I won't leave her here. Max stays silent and shrugs. Seth checks his watch again. CUT TO: INT. EILEEN'S FLAT - ROOM - MORNING Eileen is sitting on the floor, tucked in the corner of the room like a shadow. She talking over the phone. Her voice is anxiety, fear, sadness. EILEEN Dad? Her father, KEVIN's voice is concerned. KEVIN (over) Eileen, are you all right? EILEEN My mom. KEVIN (over) She's right here, what is it? EILEEN (to herself) She's alive? Eileen squeezes her eyes, a tear streams down her cheek. She cups her hand over her mouth and jerks her neck. KEVIN Eileen? She begins shaking her head. EILEEN I'll- (sniffles) I'll call you later. KEVIN Wait, are you okay? EILEEN I'm fine. KEVIN What happe- She hangs up and stands up, leaning against the wall. Tears keep flowing. The phone rings again. She shakes her head and unplugs the line. She falls on her bed and digs her face on the sheets. Sobbing can be heard. Outside her room, Sylvia opens the main door and walks in holding a bottle of shampoo with one hand and a bag of groceries with the other. Her lips squeeze a lit cigarette. She closes the door and walks inside. She opens the door to her room but stops when she notices Eileen on her bed. SYLVIA Anya? Eileen doesn't answer. Sylvia realizes that Eileen is crying and silently enters her own room. Inside her dark room, Sylvia sits down on a small couch and turns the television on. She puts out the cigarette and nabs another from the flip top. She lights it. She stares at the door of her room, thinking. Then shifts her eyes to the television. The doorbell. Sylvia takes a deep breath and stands up. She opens the of her room and walks towards the main door. She opens it. Seth, Faye and Max wait on the other side. SYLVIA (cont'd) Yes? SETH Excuse me, is Eileen here? SYLVIA Eileen...Oh yeah, Anya. She's here. Seth shakes his head. SETH Sorry, yeah, Anya. Is she here? Sylvia looks back. Eileen is standing up in her room. SYLVIA Yes. But she's a little under the weather. Eileen walks out of her room, dried tear tracks marked on both cheeks. EILEEN Come in. SYLVIA (to Eileen) Are you okay? Eileen nods. Sylvia moves to one side and lets the trio through. FAYE (to Sylvia) Thanks. MAX (to Sylvia) Thanks. Sylvia nods with a smile. All three of them make their way to Eileen's room. Once they're all in, Eileen points at the door. EILEEN Please close it. Sylvia peeks quickly before Seth slams the door shut. SETH What happened? Eileen sits down on the bed. EILEEN I don't know...something isn't right. SETH Tell us. Eileen sniffles and swallows. EILEEN Remember what I told you about my mom? SETH She died, right? FAYE I'm sorry. Eileen shakes her head. EILEEN No...don't worry. (beat) I talked with my father...he said that my mom is alive. SETH What? EILEEN She didn't die, she has never even skied in her life. SETH Why did you tell me- EILEEN Some things...I move a lot, I don't know many people very well. Max is standing up, his eyes go from Eileen to the sky behind the window outside. It's like he is alone, the other's voices don't seem to make a sound. EILEEN (cont'd) I think...some of the memories I have, mine, aren't even mine. Seth's eyes widen. EILEEN (cont'd) I'm bombarded with other peoples' memories, friends, things. All the time. SETH And you... EILEEN Someone else's mother died skiing...Not mine. Someone I met before. Max's eyes fix on Eileen's. She cups her hand over her mouth again. EILEEN (cont'd) I don't know what's mine and what isn't. SETH That's why you thought they called you Anya. You don't know a Carol. For a moment, Eileen doesn't react; she then shakes her head. EILEEN But, I remember being with her, I have memories of being with her. She was my friend. SETH It was Anastasia's friend, not yours. Eileen falls on her bed, shaking her head. Max looks at her. MAX What are you doing? Eileen doesn't answer. She is lost, looking down. SETH We still need your help. We can't waste time with your- MAX It's not wasting time, Seth. Look at her. Eileen nods pathetically. EILEEN Okay...okay. You're right, sorry. SETH What do you want us to do? She stands up. EILEEN (to Seth) You said the house was your uncle's? Seth nods. EILEEN (cont'd) Do you mind if I write down the house's phone number? Seth shakes his head. EILEEN (cont'd) Please. If I... (beat) I might need it. SETH No, I meant, I don't mind. EILEEN Thanks. She grabs the famous sheet of paper with Seth's name and Max's name in it and puts it on the desk. SETH Do I...write it down? EILEEN Please. Write it twice, one in the corner of the paper. Max might also need it. MAX ...okay. SETH Okay. Seth writes the numbers down. EILEEN We still don't know how Faye died in the dream...we just know it's going to happen soon. Faye swallows, unnerved. Seth gives the paper back to Eileen, who tears the corner and gives the paper to Max, who puts it in his pocket. SETH And that it's going to happen in my uncle's house. FAYE Roy's? The one up by my house? SETH Right. FAYE What were we doing there? Seth shrugs. EILEEN It's not going to happen today. By now, it probably won't happen. MAX How can you tell? EILEEN I can't. Faye grabs Seth's arm. SETH (to Faye) Are you okay? Faye shakes her head. EILEEN I need to be alone...I'll drop you guys at home. SETH What do we do? EILEEN If you can, stay together and don't go out until I call you. You'll be fine. MAX What are you going to do? EILEEN I'm going to make a few calls... She holds her breath for a moment. EILEEN (cont'd) Find out things about myself. FAYE Are you...sure it's going to be okay? Eileen nods and walks towards the door. She opens it. EILEEN Come on. They walk out. Sylvia is standing on the other side of the door, smoking a cigarette. EILEEN (cont'd) (to Sylvia) I'm sorry. I'll be right back. Sylvia nods and huffs the cigarette's smoke. They walk towards the main door and go outside. FADE TO: EXT. APARTMENT COMPLEX - DAY All four walk out of the building and follow Eileen to a corner where her car is parked. Eileen unlocks it and takes the driver's seat. Max sits next to Eileen on the front seat. Seth opens the door for Faye and she sits on the back seat, behind Max. Finally, Seth takes seat behind Eileen. EILEEN Where do you want to go? SETH We're supposed to be at school... can't go to my house. FAYE Me neither. Eileen gives ignition. EILEEN So? MAX My house is empty, my sister works during the day. SETH Okay, thanks. Max nods and puts his seat belt on. Eileen doesn't. She drives off. MAX Go to the mall, I live near there. EILEEN Okay. She takes a right. MAX Anya? EILEEN It's Eileen. MAX Sorry. (beat) I have a question. EILEEN What is it? MAX You said that, you can change how the future goes? EILEEN If you know that it's going to happen before, yes. MAX So, if I sent something to the past right now and it changed, what would happen here? It begins shifting or what? Eileen takes a deep breath. EILEEN No, it's different. Max stares at her, waiting for her answer. EILEEN (cont'd) When you create a new future, the original one doesn't disappear, it's still there. SETH Wait, what? EILEEN Your new and improved future branches off. MAX Oh. EILEEN Yeah. Have you ever been suddenly depressed? Or suddenly happy? Like out of nowhere? MAX I don't think so. They cross a street. FAYE I know what you're talking about. EILEEN Yes. That's because in...okay, I'll put it bluntly. In this alternate reality, your other you was sad, or happy. (beat) Some of these emotions bleed through. SETH How do you know this stuff? Eileen scoffs a laugh. EILEEN I've talked to a lot of people... I've lived doing this. Seth nods and stays quiet. Eileen fixes her stare to the road. She stays quiet. Seth and Faye talk silently in the back seat. They peck a kiss. Eileen is quiet, looking at the road. He crosses an intersection. MAX It's three blocks down. Eileen doesn't answer. Her eyes move lightly, back and forth, back and forth. Suddenly, a FLASH. She's bombarded with the image of herself speaking with her father inside her apartment just before. Then an image of herself laying on her bed, crying her eyes off. Back inside the car, she gasps loudly in shock. She skips a stop and wildly crosses an intersection. MAX (cont'd) WATCH OUT!! Without a warning, a big SUV RAMS Eileen's car on the left side. The car ricochets to one of the sides. The metal twists and bends. Chips of glass fly off and hit the street. Eileen's head is smashed against the glass and it cracks it. Seth's neck bends like a dead chicken's. Eileen's car slams against another car and stops. A few screams and alarms blare around the accident site. Some people run to get closer. FADE TO: INT. FORT MADISON GENERAL HOSPITAL - DAY A stretcher rushes down a long, white hallway. Lights flash on Max's bloody face as he is taken to the hospital's emergency hall. DOCTOR #2 He lost a little blood, 14 gauge, rapid infuser. Send the type to the bank and cross match. He opens his eyes slowly and looks around at the doctors and nurses that walk beside him. NURSE He's awake. DOCTOR COOK (48) looks at him. DOCTOR COOK Max, how are you feeling? MAX (through his teeth) What happened? DOCTOR COOK (to the Nurse) He's lucid. Take him to B-103. I'll be right there. The doctor stops and turns back. MAX (through his teeth) What happened? NURSE You had an accident. You have some minor injuries but you'll be okay. We have already called your family. He tries to look sideward but fails. MAX (through his teeth) Where's everyone else? NURSE Your friends are being taken care of. Max's eyes swell with tears. NURSE (cont'd) You'll be all right. He is pushed inside a room. CUT TO: INT. FORT MADISON GENERAL HOSPITAL - ER - LATER A wheelchair carrying Faye appears behind a corner and enters the hospital's emergency room. She is wearing a medical collar for neck injury. Mina stands up and walks towards her worried. MINA Faye, oh my god, are you okay? The male nurse that was pushing the wheelchair stops. Faye's face has some minor cuts and bruises. She looks virtually unharmed. FAYE Yes. Where's everyone else? Mina stares at her. FAYE (cont'd) Mom? She browses the room with her eyes. She spots Seth's parents, Joan and ERIK (41) are hugging each other. Joan's face is buried in Erik's chest. She is sobbing deeply. FAYE (cont'd) Mom, what happened? Faye tries to stand up, but her legs hurt too much. She sits back down. Mina takes a deep, open mouthed breath and leans down in front of Faye. MINA Faye, honey. FAYE Seth. MINA Seth...Seth died in the accident. I'm really sorry, honey. Faye's eyes quickly shift to see Seth's parents, who are now staring at her. FAYE What? MINA I'm sorry. She shakes her head, her voice cracks. FAYE What happened to him? MINA I don't know, honey. Her head keeps shaking. FAYE No, please...he's fine, I remember...he was all right before. Mina stares at her. MINA Your other two friends... FAYE (irate) I don't care about them! Just tell me Seth is fine! Mina is taken aback by Faye's comment and looks at her as she breaks down to tears. She leans down and hugs her. Faye lets go and sobs on her shoulder. MINA Faye. FAYE Shut up... Mina takes a step back, startled. FAYE (cont'd) Sorry. I... Max appears from behind a corner, sitting on a wheelchair, pushed by a male nurse. The nurse talks to a woman in the counter than pushes Max to where Faye is. Both stop when they see Max, whose eyes are half closed. Doctor Cook is talking to a nurse in the Emergency Room. He walks towards Mina. DOCTOR COOK Good night, Mrs. Brown. MINA How's everything? What's on? Faye looks at the doctor. DOCTOR COOK We're...having trouble locating any relatives for the other girl that was on the car and unfortunately we have to give the bad news to someone. MAX Eileen. Her name is Eileen. What...what bad news? DOCTOR COOK I...I'm sorry, Max...but Eileen died in the accident. Max looks at the floor, then fixes his glare at his hand, which is balled to a fist. Faye begins sobbing again. DOCTOR COOK (cont'd) I'm very sorry. But if any of you have any information about her... FAYE She didn't have any friends at school...I don't think. MAX I liked her. I really began liking her. Her and you and Seth. He looks up at Mina. MAX (cont'd) Seth? Where is he? Mina shakes her head. Max hangs his head in sinking realization. FAYE Her roommate. MINA Who? FAYE Eileen lived with a woman in a small apartment...she knows who to call. DOCTOR COOK I see. Can you give me her address? FAYE I don't...know it. MAX The complex in Craven Street...she was 2-B. Faye looks at him. DOCTOR COOK A phone number? FAYE It was in my cell phone's memory. I don't think I can find... MAX 555-45-11. Everyone looks at him. Doctor Cook writes the number down in a pad. DOCTOR COOK Thank you very much. Again, I'm very sorry. He walks away. Faye is staring at Max with liquid eyes. CUT TO: EXT. SAINT FRANCIS' CEMETERY - DAY SUPERIMPOSE: "ONE WEEK LATER". A group of people is sitting around a burial casket, there are many flowers, a priest talks in front of everyone. Faye is sitting in the front row, next to her mother. She is still wearing the neck collar, small scars cover her face. FATHER CONNELY He was taken too soon, and he will be missed. Faye looks at the sky, it's crystal blue, beautiful. MINA (whispering) What happened with the other girl? FAYE An...Eileen? MINA Yes. FAYE I don't know. I don't think she had a proper funeral. She didn't know anyone. MINA That's very sad. We should've done...something for her...a small funeral, anything. Faye swallows. FAYE Yes... She then looks at the other graves and spots Max, walking towards Seth's funerary service with his sister, Sarah. Faye buries her face on Mina's shoulder. Mina turns around and notices Max. MINA There's Max. Faye shakes her head. MINA (cont'd) What is it? FAYE I can't look at him. It's just a big flashback. Mina caresses Faye. Max stands in the back, wearing big sunglasses. SARAH (whispering) What time is it? Max checks his watch. MAX Six forty-two. It's almost over. She nods. SARAH Where's Faye? Max browses the crowd. MAX There, up front. Sarah nods. The priest says his closing prayer. Everyone stands up in respectful reverence, some begin walking away. Faye, Mina and Seth's parents stay in front of the coffin as it begins descending into the ground. Max and Sarah walk towards the remaining grievers. He stops next to Faye, who desperately tries to avoid any eye contact with Max. MAX (cont'd) Hey. Faye doesn't answer. MAX (cont'd) How are you doing? Faye swings a pair of sunglasses on. FAYE Not too well... MAX I'm sorry. She nods. FAYE I know. MAX Listen, I...I know I didn't know you too well...but... FAYE What? MAX I'd just like to...keep in touch with you. She swallows. FAYE I'm sorry, I don't think I can. Not for a while. Max freezes, tries to speak but can't. MAX I...I understand. FAYE I'm sorry, Max. She starts away from Max, who stares at her with a glare that screams humiliation and rejection. Sarah looks at him. SARAH God, I'm so sorry. Max sighs. SARAH (cont'd) It was a real tragedy. He shakes his head. MAX I wish it hadn't turned out like this. SARAH I think we should go. MAX (nods) All right. They begin walking away from the grave site and towards a flower-decorated pathway. Faye stares at both of them as tears begin swelling up in her eyes again. She slips on a pair of sunglasses and turns back to see her boyfriend's grave. CUT TO: INT. MAX'S HOUSE - ATTIC - NIGHT Max is sleeping, tucked inside thick sheets on his bed. Sarah is sitting on a chair, looking at her brother as he sleeps peacefully. This Max doesn't have any scratches nor bruises on his face. He begins rolling and moving in his sleep. Suddenly, there are quick flashes of the car crash. The SUV ramming their car, Eileen's head hitting the glass, Seth's neck snapping. Max opens his eyes abruptly, Sarah gasps. SARAH Jesus Christ! Max looks at her, panting. MAX What...are you doing here? SARAH Came by for a moment. Are you okay? You had a nightmare. He nods. MAX Yeah, I think. SARAH What did you dream? Max stays quiet. MAX I...I don't remember. SARAH Huh. Then, well... She stands up and walks towards the attic's door. SARAH (cont'd) It couldn't have been that bad right? Max smiles and slides back inside the sheets. CUT TO: EXT. APARTMENT COMPLEX - DAY Seth, Faye, Eileen and Max walk out of the building and follow Eileen to a corner where her car is parked. Just like before. Eileen unlocks it and takes the driver's seat. Max sits next to Eileen on the front seat. Seth opens the door for Faye and she sits on the back seat, behind Max. Finally, Seth takes seat behind Eileen. EILEEN Where do you want to go? SETH We're supposed to be at school... can't go to my house. FAYE Me neither. Eileen gives ignition. EILEEN So? MAX My house is empty, my sister works during the day. SETH Okay, thanks. Max nods and puts his seat belt on. Eileen doesn't. She drives off. MAX Go to the mall, I live near there. EILEEN Okay. She takes a right. MAX Anya? EILEEN It's Eileen. MAX Sorry. (beat) I have a question. EILEEN What is it? MAX You said that... He stops talking. EILEEN Max? MAX I...there's...I had seen this before. They cross an intersection. They're getting close to the accident site. EILEEN What? MAX I've seen this before... Seth stares at Eileen, scared. Max widens his eyes. MAX (cont'd) Stop the car. Anya, stop. Eileen's eyes shift from the rearview mirror to see Max and the road, then back to Max. Scared, she turns over and stops the car next to the curb. EILEEN What happened?? MAX I don't remember, I just... SETH Yeah we better stop. Whatever it is, it can't be good. Eileen stares at Max for a moment. Suddenly, like before, she is shaken by the sudden vision of herself crying in the corner of her room. She shakes her head. EILEEN Oh my god. A red SUV crosses the intersection ahead at high speed. SETH What happened? Eileen stays quiet, thinking. She cups her hand over her eyes and closes them, she then takes a deep breath and shakes her head, "nothing.". FAYE Let's go. Seth and Faye looks at Max, who shakes his head. Eileen starts the car and drives off. She crosses the intersection and turns in a corner. Inside the car, Max is looking outside the window with wide expressionless eyes, thinking back at the strange feeling he got before. Seth nabs Faye's hand, which he caresses with his thumb. Max turns towards Eileen. MAX Almost there, first house in the corner after the mall. Eileen nods. EILEEN Seth. Snaps back to Eileen. SETH Yeah? EILEEN By now I am pretty sure Faye is safe. SETH What? EILEEN I mean it. You have my number but I'd appreciate it if you didn't call me for a while. I'm going to leave the town, too. Seth swallows. SETH Okay...all right. FAYE Where are you going? EILEEN Back with...my parents. She nods. MAX (to Eileen) It would be nice to have a coffee or something sometime. She forces a smile. EILEEN Yeah, that would be nice. (she looks through the window) Here? MAX Yes. She stops and unlocks the doors. Faye opens her door. FAYE Thanks. SETH Yeah, thanks for everything. She nods as both walk out. Max stays inside the car for a moment. His face expresses nervousness. MAX Eileen. EILEEN Yeah. MAX It might be stupid or something...specially after what you just said to Seth but... EILEEN What is it? MAX Do you think we could go get a cup of coffee? She stops, bemused. EILEEN What, now? MAX Oh no, not now. I know you want to be alone. I mean...sometime, in a week or something. She smiles. Max's eyes shift to her tiny, very sexy mouth. EILEEN Sure. MAX Really? EILEEN Yeah, why not. I'd like to talk to you. You gave me your number. Wait for my call. Max shows a truly (maybe his first) honest smile. MAX I will. He opens the door and walks out. EILEEN Bye, Max. MAX Bye. He closes the door, Eileen drives off smiling, looking at the three through the rearview mirror. FAYE Poor Anya. MAX Eileen. SETH Why? FAYE I don't know. She's very...disturbed. SETH Yeah. FAYE She scared me. MAX She saved your life! Faye looks at Max and shakes her head, almost laughing. FAYE I don't think so. Both look at Seth, who doesn't say anything. He just takes Faye's hand and wraps his arm around her shoulder. MAX (silently, to himself) She did. They begin walking away. CUT TO: INT. MAX'S HOUSE - TELEVISION ROOM - NIGHT SUPERIMPOSE: "ONE WEEK LATER". Sarah is sitting on the couch staring at the TV. Her eyes are almost closed. She hears a loud thud inside a room upstairs and opens them wide. SARAH Max? What fell? She walks up the stairs. The door of her mother's room is open, the lights are turned on. MAX Yes? She stops at the door frame and looks at Max, who is sitting on the bed looking at a photo album. She smiles. SARAH What are you doing here? MAX I was looking at some pictures. (beat) This room smells like mom. She nods. SARAH Yeah, it does. (beat) I heard the phone ring, who was it? MAX A friend. Eileen. SARAH Who's she? MAX She called me. She wants to go drink a cup of coffee tomorrow? Sarah smiles even wider. SARAH Really? That's fantastic! MAX Yes, I know. I'm very excited. SARAH I'm glad you made a friend. Can I meet her? Some day? MAX I wanted to talk about her, with you. SARAH What is it? Tell me. He stays quiet for a moment, smiling, breathing quickly. His hands shake in excitement. MAX I think I like her. She snorts a laugh. SARAH I think I like her too. MAX No, see. I think I like her. Sarah stays quiet, then, her eyes widen. SARAH Oh! OH! MAX And I'm very confused. I...remember a year ago when I thought I liked Desmond? This is very different. I had never felt this way about someone. SARAH I don't understand. MAX Neither do I. I met her a week ago. I haven't stopped thinking about her. She came and talked to me. And god she's beautiful. SARAH Maybe you really like her. Go with her tomorrow, see how you feel. (beat) Maybe it's girls you're attracted to. He sighs. MAX I don't know. It's very strange. Maybe it is. CUT TO: INT. SETH'S HOUSE - TELEVISION ROOM - NIGHT Faye and Seth are laying on a couch, watching a sitcom. Seth laughs, Faye stays quiet. He looks at her. A wall clock behind tells that the time is "10:32 PM" SETH (to Faye) Oh come on that was hilarious. FAYE Yeah. Seth frowns and turns the TV off with the remote. Faye looks at him. SETH What is it? She looks sad. FAYE Nothing, I don't know I'm not feeling too well. SETH Are you okay? FAYE Yes, I'm okay. I just want to take a shower. SETH Faye, what is it? FAYE No, it's nothing. You know what, just let me take the shower and we'll watch TV. SETH Why don't you take it here? She shakes her head. FAYE Please. SETH Okay. Fine. FAYE Thanks. Both stand up. Seth grabs a jacket and gives it to Faye, who accepts it. He grabs a set of keys from a small ashtray. SETH (yelling) Mom! I'm taking Faye home! JOAN (O.S.) Okay! She tucks her hair behind her right ear and follows Seth outside. CUT TO: INT. FAYE'S HOUSE - FAYE'S ROOM - NIGHT Faye enters her room. This Faye is wearing the medical neck collar and has bruises and cuts on her face. She's crying. Mina enters the room behind her. Both are dressed in black, just back from the funeral. Mina checks her watch. MINA It's eleven. You're going to sleep? She takes a deep breath. FAYE I don't...I don't know if I can. MINA You can. It will help. Faye brushes her hand through her hair and goes sit on her bed. Mina follows. FAYE I'm going to sleep. Mina sits down on a chair next to the bed. FAYE (cont'd) What are you doing? Mina looks at her. MINA I don't want you to be alone right now. FAYE Why? MINA You know why. FAYE What the hell is that supposed to mean? You think I'll do it again? Mina shakes her head. MINA I didn't say that. FAYE Just go, please. Mina stares at her. FAYE (cont'd) I won't do anything, just go! Mina turns around, nods, and walks outside. FAYE (cont'd) Close the door. Mina shuts the door. Faye stays sitting on her bed. She looks to the side at a small wooden cupboard. She reaches for it and slides one of the drawers open. There are many things randomly thrown inside: A dead red rose, a few letters, pictures of her and Seth and a big album. She takes the album and looks at its cover. It says "It's Been One Year..." She sniffles and runs her hand under her nose. A tear swells on her eye. She opens it and begins looking at pictures of her and Seth. Her flipping through the pages reveal how many pictures there are. She begins crying more intensely and swallows thick saliva. Faye grabs a box of Kleenex and uses one to blow her nose. FAYE (cont'd) (crying intensely) God... At the same time, in another reality, Faye is sitting on her bed, all alone. This is the Faye that isn't wearing the collar, the Faye without scars. She is crying just as intensely as her doppelganger. She is holding a big butcher's knife with her right hand, her bare left wrist laying on her leg. Her breathing begins quickening. She looks through a window at the street. Seth's mom's car is parked right outside her house. Seth is inside, listening to quiet music from the radio. Seth looks up at Faye's window, but doesn't see Faye. He leans back on the seat of the car and closes his eyes. Then, total darkness. He falls asleep. Suddenly, in the darkness, a bloodcurdling SCREAM scrapes through Seth's ears and wakes him up. He looks at Faye's house, than at the car's clock, it's almost twelve. SETH Oh shit. The scream continues. Seth opens the door of the car and runs inside. CUT TO: INT. - COFFEE HOUSE - NIGHT Eileen and Max are sitting together in the same coffee shop Eileen went to with Max and Faye before. EILEEN Well, that boyfriend I told you about was mine. He smiles. MAX Anyone else? EILEEN Turns out I have a younger sister I had forgotten about, too. MAX What's her name? EILEEN Dawn, she's eight. MAX Is she nice? EILEEN She's gorgeous, amazing. I loved her. I'm moving back with my family in a week. Max looks down. MAX Oh. So you're leaving. EILEEN Yes, this last week with my family was great. I'm going to stay away all of this. Rebuild, you know? Max nods. EILEEN (cont'd) Are you all right? MAX Yeah, yeah. I just...I was starting to like you. EILEEN Oh, Max. She moves closer to Max and puts her hand on his cheek. Max's nerves seem like they're about to explode. EILEEN (cont'd) I like you too, Max. He turns to see her and without a warning, pecks her lips. Eileen jumps back in surprise. MAX Sorry, sorry. Eileen laughs. EILEEN What was that all about? MAX I'm sorry. EILEEN No it's okay...but I thought you were... MAX I thought I was too. Eileen looks at Max and approaches him again. He looks at her, scared. Eileen licks her lips and grabs his head again. Slowly, he puts her lips on his and begins kissing him. Max closes his eyes. After a moment, she stops and sits back. EILEEN But man, aren't you the good kisser! MAX That was...my first. EILEEN Really? He nods. EILEEN (cont'd) I'm impressed. MAX Why did you kiss me? EILEEN (smiling) I wanted to. MAX Can you do it again? EILEEN I'm still leaving, you know? He nods. Eileen smiles and approaches him again for yet another kiss Max seems very excited about. But before they can kiss, Eileen's cell phone rings. Eileen stops. EILEEN (cont'd) Well, shit. Max looks at the phone as Eileen picks it up. EILEEN (cont'd) (to the phone) Yeah. Silence, a shocked face quickly takes over. EILEEN (cont'd) (to the phone) WHAT?! MAX What is it? EILEEN (to the phone) What happened? Where are you? Silence. EILEEN (cont'd) (to the phone) Oh god. I'll be right there. She hangs up. MAX What happened? EILEEN It's Faye, I need to go to the hospital. MAX Can I come? EILEEN Yes, let's go. Both pick up their things and run outside. CUT TO: INT. FORT MADISON GENERAL HOSPITAL - LATER Max and Eileen run through a hallway. They see Seth sitting outside a room, his head hanging. EILEEN Oh no. They reach him. Max looks through the door and sees Faye's mom crying her eyes out as a doctor speaks to him. Seth looks at Eileen. He isn't crying but he's on the verge. EILEEN (cont'd) What happened? SETH She...she just died. MAX I'm so sorry. SETH Her mom found her, she was bleeding out. She cut her wrists, just like before. EILEEN She had done this before? SETH Yeah...a year ago...they found her sooner. Last time. EILEEN I can't tell you how sorry I am. SETH I thought you said she'd be safe. Why? Eileen stays quiet, same for Max. EILEEN She was supposed to be. Seth balls his hands into a fist. SETH I guess...I guess you can't change the future. Eileen squats in front of him and looks him directly to the eyes. EILEEN No, you can change the future. (beat) You just can't change people. Seth wipes his eyes with his finger and hangs his head. Eileen looks at Mina, who looks right back at him. EILEEN (cont'd) I'm very sorry Mrs. Brown. She only stares at her through eyes that are drowning in tears. EILEEN (cont'd) (to Seth) Do you want me to stay? Seth doesn't answer. Eileen nods and starts away from him. MAX Sorry. He follows Eileen down the hallway. She glances back one last time. Both Seth and Mina are staring at them as they walk away. FADE TO: EXT. FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL - COURTYARD - DAY SUPERIMPOSE: "ONE YEAR LATER". Max is sitting on the same bench he met Eileen. He is sitting with CLAIRE (18), a beautiful brunette with green eyes. They are holding hands. Seth appears from behind the corner of a building. He's holding hands with JILL (19), his new girlfriend. She's blonde, tall. Their eyes meet. Seth does a V with his fingers, Max only waves. CLAIRE Who's that? MAX A friend. Max kisses Claire, Seth and Jill enter the building. That's when everything ends. FADE OUT. _THE_END_
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