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Conrad Rush (Chapter II: A New Villain)

COLD OPENING

FADE IN:

EXT. Alley – night

CONRAD RUSH, a tiny fifteen-year-old boy with shaggy hair is in a superhero costume.

BILLY BUCKLE who’s the tall bully type and his CREW have Conrad backed into an alley.

They inch closer and closer, but out of nowhere, MR. RUSH jumps down from the rooftops, and stands between his son, and the bullies.

Mr. Rush is a taller more handsome man with slick black hair, but you can’t tell in this scene because he also sports a superhero costume.

Mr. Rush

You boys better get out of here, before we make you.

The bullies begin to back away.

Billy

We’ll just get ‘em when his dad’s not around.

FADE OUT.

END OF COLD OPENING

ACT I

FADE IN:

INT. Conrad’s bedrooom – day

Conrad’s asleep in his bed when MRS. RUSH, his mom, walks in.

Mrs. Rush is a slightly overweight women who still manages to be attractive.

Mrs. Rush

Conrad, what are you doing? It’s time for school.

Conrad

I don’t want to go today.

MRS. RUSH

You have to.

Conrad

Why?

MRS. RUSH

Because that’s the law. Now get up.

Conrad

No.

MrS. RUSH

Why are you being so difficult?

Conrad

Why do you always make me do things I don’t want to do?

MRS. RUSH

I’m not making you do this… Every kid has to go to school.

INT. Conrad’s locker – day

Conrad gets some stuff out of his locker when DAVID COOPER walks up to him.

David is a scrawny fifteen year old African American boy.

David

Hey, why weren’t you in first period?

Conrad

I was asleep in bed. Just didn’t feel like getting up.

DAVID

Having one of those days?

Conrad

Yeah.

DAVID

Well, look on the bright side. You’re already one class down for the day.

INT. English Classroom – day

MRS. YORICK is an older teacher. She’s not very tall and she has puffy brown hair.

But she teaches her class English, and none of the students look interested.

 

Mrs. Yorick

Today we’ll be going over some common confused words.

She begins to write on the board.

She writes, “It’s just one of those days.”

MRs. YORICK (CONT’D)

Okay. Now who could tell me if this is the proper use of the word. “It’s?”

She scans the room and sees that Conrad has his head down.

MRS. YORICK (CONT’D)

Conrad. Why don’t you tell us what you think?

Conrad lifts his head up.

Conrad

Huh…? I’m sorry. Can you repeat that?

MrS. YORICK

I will, but next time pay attention… Is this the proper use of it’s?

Conrad

Yeah.

MrS. YORICK

And why’s that?

Conrad

Uh. Well, because “it” with an apostrophe makes it, “it is”. So it is just one of those days makes sense.

MrS. YORICK

Correct. For a bonus, do you know what “its” means without the apostrophe?

Conrad

Yeah. “Its” without the apostrophe shows possession.

MRS. YORICK

Correct again. Good job, Conrad.

BilLY

Teachers pet.

Conrad stands up and turns to Billy.

Conrad

Billy. I’ve had enough of you. Just because I know the answer doesn’t make me a teachers pet.

MRS. YORICK

Conrad, why don’t you just sit down?

Conrad

No. I’m not just gonna sit down… I’m not gonna take this from him anymore.

Conrad storms out of the room.

INT. Outside of the English Classrom – day

The bell rings and Conrad waits outside of the classroom.

All the kids pass by and once Billy comes out, Conrad stops him.

Conrad

You really pushed me past my limits.

BILLY

Man, you’re not fun anymore.

Conrad

I don’t get it, you sometimes act like we’re friends, but you always pick on me.

BILLY

And it’s always going to be like that.

Conrad

No. No, it’s not. I want to see you after school.

BILLY

Are you asking me to a fight?

Conrad

Yeah. You bet I am.

BILLY

I’m twice the size of you.

David sees Conrad and Billy bickering. He then walks up to them.

David

What’s going on?

BILLY

Your friend just asked to me a fight.

David

Conrad. Is this true?

Conrad

Yeah. I’m going to end this bullying once and for all.

DAVID

C’mon, Conrad. It’s not worth it. Even if you win, it’s not worth it.

BILLY

You should listen to your friend. But I’ll let you know that you’ll never beat me in a fight.

Conrad

After school, in the park down the street. I better see you there.

Conrad walks past Billy, and he bumps into him, clearly on purpose.

INT. Hallway – day

Conrad and David walk down the hallway.

DAVID

Why are you doing this?

Conrad

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Conrad Rush (Chapter II: A New Villain)

Conrad gets upset with his mother, and in his book he writes her as the new villain. But a chat with his father helps clear things up. Conrad then writes a new chapter where he, David, and Katie stop, Billy from stealing a Vincent van Gogh painting.

  • ISBN: 9781311525901
  • Author: Robert Ale
  • Published: 2016-03-28 00:20:15
  • Words: 3937
Conrad Rush (Chapter II: A New Villain) Conrad Rush (Chapter II: A New Villain)