Thursday, 23 January 2014

Full Script - "A" By Farina Nezam

“A”
By
[Farina Nezam]

Fade In:
CAFE
Emily, Aria and Spencer are sitting in local café, waiting for food to come. They are talking about school stuff, although Emily is staring into space. The girls notice her and try to bring up something else.
   [ARIA]
          When's our food getting here? I'm starving

  [SPENCER]
Aria we ordered 2 minutes ago, relax. I can-
   [EMILY]
Guys, do you think what Jordan said about                Alison was true?
    [ARIA]
Obviously not Emily, Alisons gone.. I mean, she's dead and has been for exactly over a year now. She's not coming back. Stop thinking about it
     [EMILY]
But there's no proof that she's dead?! No body has been found.

[There is silence until the food is delivered. The flashback slowly starts set in the stables. It is dark and Emily and Spencer are fast asleep. Alison and Aria are awake and are talking about leaving the others to get some alcohol. Aria does not feel comfortable but cannot bring herself to say no]
  [ALISON]
Come on Aria, don't be so boring. What have I told you? If you want to fit in and be popular you have to try these things.
[Aria looks around and sits herself down. She feels very pressured but tries her best not to show it.]
   [ARIA]
I know Alison. But -

  [ALISON]
But what? It's just alcohol. Stop being so tight. I'm gonna go freshen up, wait here.
Alison gets up to leave, whereas Aria stays in her place and waits. She leans back on a piece of wood, her eyes slowly close, she shakes herself and tries to keep awake. Her eyes close again and she falls into a deep sleep. Hours later, Aria wakes up to the sound of Spencer’s voice.
 [SPENCER]
Alison? Emily? Where are you guys?
[ARIA]
What happened? Where's Alison?
Emily enters from outside the stables, she looks tired and out of breath. She has been searching for Alison.
 [SPENCER]
Emily, there you are. Where's Alison? I thought you guys were together?
  [EMILY]
       She’s gone.
                
NEXT SCENE; Returns back to the cafe. Where the girls have almost finished eating.
 [EMILY]
 I'll be back


Emily heads to the toilets where we see her staring into the mirror. She looks panicky. She stares at herself and is about to break down. Seconds later, Spencer sends her a text that says "R U Ok?" Emily reads the text, freshens herself up and heads back to the table. The flashback carries on. Spencer and Emily are still trying to find out where Alison is.
 [EMILY]
Aria, haven't you seen her?
  [ARIA]
No I've been asleep this whole time, call her.
  [EMILY]
          Thanks Einstein, we tried that. 
               Her phone's off.
                
 [SPENCER]
Ok, well I'm starting to freak out a little bit. I told you this was a bad idea.
 [ARIA]
  Guys, relax. I'm sure she's fine or she's probably just trying to scare us. 
You know what Alison’s like.
The girls all stare at one another. The scene is now back at the cafe. The girls are all sitting around the table when each of their phones go off. They receive a text message. The girls pick up their phones and then suddenly all look at one another. Spencer acts as though it is nothing.

Spencer's message: Poor Spencer, you always wanted Aria's boyfriend. Are you going to tell her or shall I? - A.
Aria's message: Parent's 28th anniversary huh? I guess you haven't told your mom about your dads secret, need some help? - A.
Emily's message: Still haven’t come out Emily? What me to do it for you? .. – A.

[SPENCER]
  Who's it from?
 [ARIA]
Let’s go, I can’t stand the smell of this place anymore.
        
Aria looks around and puts her phone in her bag. She leaves and Spencer follows. Emily leaves a few seconds after and calls the girls. They are now standing outside the cafe.
  [EMILY]
          Who was your text message from, Spencer?
   [SPENCER]
No one special. Why?
  [EMILY]
It was from A, wasn’t it?
   [SPENCER]
   You too? ...Do you really think it's her?
  [ARIA]
   Is it even possible?
    [EMILY]
But I mean only Allison could have known
     [SPENCER]
            What do you mean?

   [EMILY]
She was the only one that knew... She must be alive. I told you, what he said in class was true. She’s not gone
At this moment, all three of the girls are standing outside the café. Spencer’s eye catches the front cover of the newspaper.
  [ARIA]
Yeah, I’m thinking the same now.. B-
Spencer interrupts and heads over to pick up the newspaper. The front page reads “MISSING GIRL BODY FOUND.” All the girls are standing around and look at eachother.

FADE OUT

THE END

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