Marty Teardum

exterior: night: desolate street

A van appears stranded on the side of the road. Sutta is obviously scared but trying to console her daughter Isis who is in the backseat.

(Spanish)

Sutta

Don't cry Isis.  Mommy will get out and see whats wrong.

Isis is deeply upset and crying. As her mother gets out of the car to pop the hood, Isis looks out the back window with a look of hope.  When she sees there is nothing there she begins to cry and speak with a greater emphasis on her desperation.

Isis

Mother! Mother! Please get back into the car.

Her mother replies in a soft calming voice.

SUTTA

Isis, darling.  We are going to be fine. There is a gas station less than a mile back.  We can have a walk like we did when we were home. Just a little darker.

ISIS

No you will not be safe! We don't know these parts or these people.  We should walk into the woods where we are safe!

SUTTA

Into the woods? What are you talking about silly?

Just then Sutta sees headlights coming over the hill.  She takes a deep breath.

SUTTA

See everything is going to be fine. I am sure we will be out of here shortly.

Iris begins to cry with as much emotion as she can muster.

ISIS

Mother Please!  Don't! We have to leave!

SUTTA

Isis! That is enough!

Isis accepts that her mother is going to flag down the vehicle. As the truck pulls up to her mother, Isis looks back one more time at the empty spot she saw earlier in the scene. She once again sees nothing. She turns back around and sits in here seat curled up in a ball.

(Quietly repeating)

ISIS

Please. Please. Please. Please.

Sutta gets back into the car.

SUTTA

Settle. Settle my love. Someones looking out for us,they are a mechanic and package delivery man.

Isis looks out her window and doesn't budge from her position as the two men walk towards the car.

SUTTA

They are just going to give us some gas.  We don't even have to get out of the car.

There is an air that for a moment quiets Isis. She looks around to see murderer 2 putting gas in the car. He looks at her and she crawls into the front passenger seat where she hits the lock and leans on her mothers arm.

ISIS

Ill protect you mother.

SUTTA

I know my little protector(chuckling) Look we are locked in, safe and sound.

As she says "safe" murdered 1 smashes out the window and grabs Sutta by the hair.  Both begin screaming as he shoots three shots into the car. 

Murderer 2 is then shown dragging the injured Isis out to a field where he shoots her twice more. In the background Murderer 1 is shown putting Sutta lifeless body into the back of the van and unbuckling his pants.

blackout: dialogue only

thief 1

Nah I got this round nigga.

thief 2

Look at this mother fucker! Big spender now that your cleaning shit off the floor huh Haha.

thief 1

Yo its legit though. 

thief 2

Cleaning up after sick rich white folk makes you an Uncle Tom not fuckin legit. Not on the streets anyways.

thief 1

The streets didn't take care of my son and pay his bills.

thief 2

They didn't huh? I don't think that zip you flipped hurt too much did it?

thief 1

Haha shoot. I flipped that in the burbs nigga.

thief 2

Just cause you don't do your crimes in the hood don't make you straight edge.

thief 1

Nah im a white collar criminal cause that's who im robbin.

thief 2

Please. Speaking of we doin this tonight?

thief 1

I dunno im good on cash right now homie. Why take the risk?


thief 2

That's just it. There's no risk. Look you said yourself you know that doc manger is gonna be outta town. Did you not read it directly off of his calender?

thief 1

Nah I did.

thief 2


Think about it? We know no one is at his place.  There's no risk involved.  We show up, we grab some shit that honky has insured anyways, get the fuck out, and know one knows any better.  Your sons bills are paid and we are back here tomorrow night NOT talking about how we wish we would have.

Thief 1 looks at Thief 2 for a period of time contemplating the proposal. He chugs his beer.

Thief 1

I gotta piss first.

Thief 2

My nigga


Exterior: night: parked outside mansion(nice neighborhood)

The two men who were just talking in the bar pull up to a large mansion in a prolific neighborhood.

Thief 1

Yo pull right up to the garage. This piece of shit is gonna stick out like a mother fucker in this neighborhood.

Thief 2

The garage?

Thief 1

We know they not home! We will be in and out.

The two characters pull down a short driveway and next to the closed garage. As they go to get out of the car Thief 2 grabs a pistol from under the seat.

(Whispering)

thief 1

What the hell do you need that for? You gonna shoot the fucking cat?

thief 2

I aint goin in there without this thing.

thief 1

You got shells in there?

thief 2

Yea I got shells in here. What the fuck good is it gonna do without shells?

thief 1

Just dont fuckin point it at me!

The two thieves make their way into the house. They walk through the kitchen and begin making trips in and out of the house. One trip they carry out a flat screen, the next trip they carry out silverware. On the third trip in thief 2 goes through a jewelry box on a dresser in the master bedroom.

Mrs. Manger sits up in bed and turns on the light startling everyone.

MRS.MANGER

Ahhhhh! Oh my God!

The event startles thief 2 so abruptly his first reaction is to turn towards her and shoot.  As her husband wakes up Mrs. Mangers head wound is apparent when she falls onto his chest.  He sits up in shock as Robber 1 comes running into the room.

Dr.manger

N. no.

Dr. Manger points at thief 1 in recognition of him.

thief 1

What the fuck!!!! What the fuck happened????

Thief 2 is in shock.

thief 2

She. She.

DR.MANGER

(Sobbing)

Why would you do this. How?

thief 2

(Complete blank stare)

He saw your face

Thief 2 lifts the gun in the direction of the Dr. as Thief 1 reaches to stop him.

Thief 1

NO!!!!

The trigger pulls and a shot rings out as the bullet rips through the doctors head. Robber 1 just lays on the ground where he dove in complete aw and disbelief.

Interior vehicle: day: back street

Marty sits in his room with a cell phone to his ear. He Looks deeply disturbed.  He stares out the window with the whitest complexion hes ever had.  He appears paralyzed with fear. He throws the phone in the corner of the room and begins putting clothes and personal items in a bag.  He grabs an item wrapped in a white towel and puts it in his coat. He rushes out the door and hops into his car.  As he is about to speed away he stops and looks at the unknown item wrapped in the towel. After a brief reflection he puts the car in reverse and pulls out of the driveway.  He is speeding and obviously still concerned about whatever was just said to him on the phone.  He begins to light a cigarette but has a problem getting a light because he is to jittery.  Without any warning he runs a red light and collides head on with a large van.  The violence in apparent. Bodies come flying through windows, Marty is ejected, and as the whole incident comes to the ground the audience is shown bodies hanging out of the van and thrown on the street.

Paramedic 1

We have a bunch of code blacks out here. DOA

Paramedic 2 hangs over Marty's mangled body

PARAMEDIC 2

And a possible 10-32. Hes drunk I can smell the alcohol.

PARAMEDIC 1

Any other survivors.

PARAMEDIC 3

No.

Just then the paramedics get a call on the radio from base.

Base

Pm115 what is the status of the patients on scene.

Paramedic 3

Jesus, well.  We have one possible 10-32. Collided head on with a van carrying 4 people.  Two women that appear to be in their 30's, an elderly doctor, and a young child.  It appears one of the woman are pregnant.

Base

Jesus.

Interior: night: shitty living room floor

Marty lies in a psychedelic coma on a shitty living room floor. He has a needle sticking out of his arm with dried blood surrounding the infected area.  He is slipping in and out of consciousness. He has what remains of vomit on the side of his face. The scene ends with police lights flashing on the wall behind him.

Interior: church

Father David finishes the last mass of the night. The congregation consists of 7 elderly people spaced out throughout the open seats.

Fr. David

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Please don't forget that this Thursday is the fish fry being put together by Mrs. Selarnos 7th grade class.  Please tell any family and friends.  And of course the senior discount.  Thank you and God Bless.

As Fr.David steps down from the podium and walks around back to the priest quarters.  He is getting his things together when he hears a knock at the door. He turns to see one of the elderly women from his service holding a box of cookies. He happily greets her.

FR. DAVID

Well hello Mrs. Hert what can I do for you?

Mrs. Hert

Hello Father.  Great mass tonight.

FR. DAVID

Thank you, I'm glad you could make it.

MRS. HERT

I don't mean to intrude but word got around that you had added a new member to your household? my son is a part timer at the hospital as you know.

FR. DAVID

News sure does travel fast around here. ha. Uhm yes my nephew actually.

MRS. HERT

Oh my. How is the boy doing? Here I made these for him.

FR. DAVID

Mrs. Hert you are too kind, Ill give them to him tonight. He is doing well though. He has been at the hospital until a few days ago...As im sure you already know.

FR. DAVID

Those drugs are the devil you know. Is this the son of the late Beth Teardrum?

FR. DAVID

Yes. I am sorry to say. He is following the same dangerous path his mother was on. Hopefully we can give him some direction.

MRS. HERT

You know the things you do for those boys is amazing. Your a saint.

FR. DAVID

We all just need to do our part Mrs. Hert. Thanks again.

MRS. HERT

And tell John and Paul they can have some too if they like.

FR. DAVID

Will do. God bless.

Interior: fr. David's house:

John sits in the kitchen preparing a meal while Paul sits and does his homework.

PAUL

Yo is this guy gonna help with anything?

John just shrugs.

PAUL

Hes been getting acclimated for three days now.  I'm sorry but hes gotta get out of bed and help with something. I'm not cooking and cleaning for the white people in the house like fuckin Kunta.

The two have a laugh

PAUL

You think Pops is gonna be pissed we didn't go to mass tonight?

JOHN

Nah he'll be okay. Its not like we aren't doin nothin.  Homework and dinner. Shoot.

Just then Fr.David walks in the door.

PAUL

hey pops!

FR.DAVID

Hey guys.  Whats cooking?

JOHN

Chicken Parm.

FR.DAVID

I knew I let you guys in here for a reason.

Father David puts down his stuff and begins to make himself a stiff drink before he sits down at the table.

FR.DAVID

No church tonight huh guys?

JOHN

I got a clean conscience this week.  I have been on the good lords good side for a while now.

FR. DAVID

I guess your hoping the lord wasn't paying attention when you brought that young lady home at 2:00 in the morning on Saturday?

JOHN

He understands. I told you she just needed a place to stay, I was being responsible.

FR. DAVID

I wonder how responsible you would have been had I not been standing at the front door. From now on no young women allowed in the house past 11:00. You guys have enough on your plates without having to worry about babies.

JOHN

I told you she just needed

Fr.David looks at him as though to say just stop trying, we both know what you were doing.

PAUL

Easy for you to say, you gave up women along time ago. Your missing out.

FR.DAVID

I have a woman cooking for me right now.

PAUL

Ohhhh! Shit Haha

JOHN

Funny, funny. I think giving up women for the rest of your life so you can service one guy is a little gay but that was your choice! Haha

The three share a laugh


FR. DAVID

Hows the studying coming?

PAUL

Good almost done.

Fr.DAVID

Its all coming together isn't it

PAUL

Yep. Who would of thought.

FR. DAVID

Oh I almost forgot,here. Some cookies from Mrs. Hert. She made them for Marty. Speaking of how is he doing?

JOHN

Not sure. He hasn't come out of there all day. Dinners ready though.

Fr. David gets up and walks into the bedroom

FR. DAVID

You awake?

MARTY

Yea

FR. DAVID

Dinners ready

MARTY

Not hungry

FR.DAVID

Well regardless we would like you to come sit at the table.  We are a family around here and your apart of it now.

The four gather around the dinner table and begin to eat in silence.

FR.DAVID

So Marty have you given any thought to my offer?

MARTY

Not really. 

FR.DAVID

This is a good opportunity.  I know its hard to make such a drastic change so quickly but I think its going to be best to get you on your feet as soon as possible.

No response

FR.DAVID

Well I am going to make a decision for you and push forward with enrollment.

MARTY

I just don't think I am cut out for college.

PAUL

I didn't think I was either. But I'm doin it.

Marty responds without even looking up from his food he isn't touching.

MARTY

Congratulations

Paul is some what offended by the dry tone in Marty's voice.

JOHN

Well if you aint going to school you better pick something and start doing it.  You cant just lay around being a bum all day and expect us to feel sorry for you.

MARTY

I don't want your pity. I don't want you to do anything except mind your own fucking business.

FR.DAVID

Take it easy guys.

MARTY

Look I am only going to be here till I get back on my feet.

JOHN

You gonna walk those bare feet to the trailer you came from?

MARTY

Fuck you!

Marty stands up in an aggressive manner and Fr.David intervenes.

FR.DAVID

Sit down! Both of you! For gods sake you aren't teenagers! Your here because you all need help even you Marty. No matter how much you fight it. Its here or jail buddy im not stopping you from leaving.

The two sit down. Marty stares angrily at his plate.  Dinner resumes in silence.

interior: house: night

Isis lays asleep on a couch. Her mother is arguing with a man in the other bedroom.  She has both eyes open listening to the confrontation.

(Spanish)

abusive MAN

You fucking whore!

Sutta is pushed through the bedroom door to the hallways that connects to Isis couch. Isis hears sees what is happening and runs towards her mother who is being dragged down the hallway by her hair.

ABUSIVE MAN

I wanna know who the fucking Father is Sutta! Who?

SUTTA

(sobbing)

I don't know

ISIS

Get off of her!

Isis hits the man in the leg but he easily shoves her to the ground.  The abusive man continues to drag Sutta to the Kitchen where he takes her head and shoves it onto the counter.

ABUSIVE MAN

Im going to Fucking kill you if you don't tell me who it is!

SUTTA

I don't know. I don't know

Isis regains herself enough to run to the counter behind the man and grab a knife.  After some brief hesitation she stabs the man in the back of the leg.  As he shreeks in pain Sutta punches the man until he is in a submissive state holding his stab wound.  Sutta runs for the door.

SUTTA

Isis! Get into the van!

The two run out and get into the van just as The abusive man comes out. As they drive off they begin to calm down even though both are crying.

ISIS

Where will we go now mother?

SUTTA

I don't know.

Sutta puts her hand over her unborn child and winces in pain. She sees she has a full tank of gas and the two drive off.

Interior: Night: fr.davids bedroom

As Fr.David gets ready for bed. Marty comes and knocks on the door.

FR.DAVID

What can I do for you Marty?

MARTY

I just wanted to apologize for earlier.  I am appreciative of everything you've done for me thus far.

FR.DAVID

No worries. You are family. Im happy to do it.

Brief silence because Marty doesn't know how to approach the next subject.

MARTY

So, when was the last time you spoke with my mom before...

FR.DAVID

Not very long actually. Why don't you come in and sit.

Marty walks into the room and sits in a chair across from where Fr.David sits.


She called me and asked me for some money but I refused.  It would have only made things worse. Before that it had been years. You must have been a little kid.

MARTY

She say anything about me?

FR.DAVID

I don't believe so. Im sorry. She kept you pretty well hidden from us. I want you know, that had we known you were out there we would have been looking for you.

Marty puts his head down and contemplates what he just heard

I am sure she loved you Marty.  She just....Had a problem. One you are all too familiar with.

Marty

They found her a room away from me. I am glad I didn't see her when they took us out of that house. That trailer. I wish I could have...I

Marty hold back his tears

FR.DAVID

I know this seems like alot right now Marty. But I want you to trust me. Everything happens for a reason.

INTERIOR: VAN: MORNING

Isis wakes up in the van to the sound of her mother scraping a tin can of mashed potatoes with her finger.

SUTTA

Good morning sunshine. How did you sleep?

Isis looks into her reflection in the window and stares at the bump and bruise on her face from the scuffle the night before.

ISIS

I had terrifying nightmares again mother.

SUTTA

I heard. You were sleep talking and moving around like a little fish.

Isis giggles a bit

ISIS

I am hungry



SUTTA

I know darling I am too.

The van sits in a parking lot outside of a hotel. Isis longingly looks at a young man walking out of the building with a bagel in his hand. Sutta comes over to her and washes her face with spit while trying to make her clothes look respectable.

SUTTA

Okay Isis we are going to go get some breakfast okay!

Isis Looks up excitedly!

ISIS

In the hotel mother?

SUTTA

Yes darling but we must pretend as though we stayed here last night.

ISIS

We did stay here last night.

Sutta grabs her daughter and they walk towards the dumpster out back. She digs through until she finds a receipt for a purchase made in the hotel. The two walk into the front entrance.  Isis focuses right on the buffet in front of her. As she goes to take a plate an older woman with a cross hanging from her neck smacks her hand away. She is running the buffet through her church.

Christian Woman

My goodness. Who taught you your manners.

SUTTA

(Trying her best to use English)

We....uh...we eat?

CHRISTIAN WOMAN

You eat when you show me your room card. And take a shower, my goodness what hole did you two crawl out of. (trying not to laugh at her own rude remark)

SUTTA

We...room...stay

The Christian woman begins to get irritated and fingers over a friend to help in her mocking of the two. The manager of the hotel takes notice of the event.

CHRISTIAN WOMAN

You must either be a member of this church or have been a guest last night if you want the free breakfast.

Isis tugs on her mothers shirt

ISIS

What is she saying mother? Why cant we eat?

SUTTA

I don't know. shush

CHRISTIAN WOMAN

I am sorry but I am going to have to ask you to leave.

Sutta doesn't understand what she is saying and struggles to come up with something to say as she hands the receipt to the woman. One of the more feminine male managers across the rooms takes notice of the argument.

CHRISTIAN WOMAN

What is this?  Im sorry but if you don't leave I am going to call the police.

The Christian woman walks around and begins to shoo them out of the building. Isis holds on tight to her mother.

ISIS

(spanish)

I don't understand mother? There is plenty of food for us.

The second woman grabs Isis by her arm and Sutta reacts strongly.

SUTTA

(Spanish)

Take your hand off of my daughter.

Sutta begins crying as the other christian women begins to scream at her as well.

CHRISTIAN WOMAN

I am warning you you better go or.

Just then the openly gay manager walks over to where the argument has been taking place.

Hotel Manager

Whats going on here?

CHRISTIAN WOMAN

These creatons where trying to steal from the free buffet.

He looks down at the two of them and gives a warm smile to Isis. He has pity for the two as he looks at their clothes. He knows they are homeless and hungry. He speaks Spanish to her.

HOTEL MANAGER

Are you hungry?

ISIS

Yes sir very.

The hotel manager stands up and speaks very directly to the Christian woman.

HOTEL MANAGER

You are going to let them eat and then you are going to give them to go boxes with enough to last them a while.

CHRISTIAN WOMAN

If you feed them they will keep coming back!

HOTEL MANAGER

And if you don't feed them I will make sure you never do!

Sutta, Isis, and the hotel manager all sit down as Isis stuffs her face with a big smile.  The three sit and conversate in Spanish.

SUTTA

So now I am unsure of where to go.

HOTEL MANAGER

What an incredible story Sutta. I think first and foremost you shouldn't tell anyone else you have a stolen vehicle. Not many other people are as understanding of circumstance as me, and you don't want police finding you

SUTTA

My worries do not rest with Police right now.

She holds her stomach lovingly.

I don't know how I am going to do it? I really don't. With out insurance and identification I am worried about being deported. We have come so far.

The hotel Manager looks at her and then looks around as though he is contemplating an idea.

HOTEL MANAGER

Hold on I will be right back.

The hotel manager walks out of the room but still in sight and gets on his cell phone. He appears to be calling someone about the current situation.

ISIS

I like him. Hes very girly!

SUTTA

Of course you. You like anyone who puts food in your belly.

Sutta tickles Isis belly as they share a laugh they haven't had in a while.

ISIS

I have never seen some of this food before but it is all delicious.  The man gave us bags that we can fill as well!

SUTTA

I know darling its a blessing.  Someone is looking out for us.

Just then the hotel manager comes back to the table.  He has a map with him.

HOTEL MANAGER

I have wonderful news. I contacted a colleague of mine who lives in Pennsylvania.  He has his own private practice and although he deals with.... abortions he is willing to meet with you.

SUTTA

Pennsylvania?

HOTEL MANAGER

Ha something like that.  I will give you a map.  It is the opposite direction you are heading but I promise he is a good man. Its not much but its a start.

SUTTA

I dont know what to say? How to repay you?

HOTEL MANAGER

No need for thanks Sutta. Just doing my part. Now I want you two to get cleaned up and some good rest before you leave. You have a long drive ahead.  Here is your room key. I will give you all the information you need before you leave tonight. Driving at night will be safer.

ISIS

We get to stay here?

Sutta gives a look of approval to her daughter as she gets teary eyed and takes hold of the hotel managers hand in thanks.

Exterior: dusk: Backyard of Father DAVID

Marty gathers leaves outside finishing up his duties for the day when John and Paul come driving up in Martys car. John and Paul get out and throw the keys back to Marty.

PAUL

Yo thanks for lettin us use your whip.

MARTY

The least I could do. And my bad about dinner last night, I just..

John stops him mid sentence

JOHN

Don't even worry about that.  We know where you come from. We felt the same way when we first got here.

PAUL

Shit I had to beat this nigga's ass plenty of times to keep him in line. haha

JOHN

My ass? Please ha, he just say that cause he knows I whoop him every time.

The three chuckle.

When you done doin what you supposed to be doin come find us. Pops ain't gonna be home for a while so we gonna go chill.

MARTY

Ill be in in a bit.

John and Paul walk inside and Marty goes back to collecting the rest of the leaves.

night: exterior: marty's car

The three walk outside and enter Marty's car.

MARTY

So if you don't mind me asking where the fuck are we going?

JOHN

Just chill we'll show you.

MARTY

You know in my neighborhood when two black guys with hoods over their heads brings a white dude to an unknown place with unknown objectives, they usually kill the mother fucker.

Paul and John burst into laughter.

PAUL

Yo you safer with us than you know. Father David gives us a lot and keeps us away from a lot of the shit we used to get into, but...

MARTY

What?

John pulls a gun from his waistband.

PAUL

You still gotta protect yourself.

MARTY

Great from a trailer park to a hood

JOHN

I dont think you got anything to worry about. Everyone know we out the game.  That wont stop the upncommings we got though

Pual

No it wont. That's why we bustin our asses. we gotta get the fuck outta here.

JOHN

No response. Whats the matter white boy did we scare you?

MARTY

No not at all.  Just, uh unexpected i guess.

PAUL

Honestly bro we haven't had a problem in years. but where we come from you make sure you have retaliation ready. Cause you never know.

MARTY

Okay so now I know you are also carrying a weapon. So really where the fuck are we going?

Paul holds up a joint he rolled

PAUL

To relax bro

MARTY

Holy shit! you guys really had me fooled.

JOHN

We weren't fooling you with shit. That's us at our best.  But you wanna make it outta here alive you best be acting like a wolf. Cause sheep get eaten.  You can be whoever the fuck you want but be tough about it.

PAUL

All for show, all for show. But weed. Common this isn't fuckin heroin. God gave us weed homie. Nothin unnatural about it.

MARTY

Why wouldn't we just stay at the house and smoke. If its so dangerous out here maybe we shouldn't go out.    Ever.

JOHN

We gotta get out sometimes. We there 24/7. We don't go out for long or very often but we go out.

PAUL

Besides this a special occasion. Breakin in the new guy.

MARTY

Im honored.

(beat)

So where are we gonna do this at then.

As Paul describes the route the audience is shown them driving to the spot.

PAUL

We got this spot away from this shithole. An old road nobody goes down. Ever. There's a small turnoff covered by some trees. You can see every star in the sky. Its fucking beautiful

The three begin to smoke and hang out

MARTY

So let me see this thing.

Paul hands Marty the gun

You ever had to use it?

PAUL

Nah, not this one. Thats why its my lucky one. But I have used one before. believe

JOHN

What about you Marty you ever shoot anybody? Fight anybody?

MARTY

No. No gunfights. The ones that stick out most were the scuffles with my moms boyfriends. Even when I was little I would try and defend her. That's how I got these

Marty points to two scars on his eyebrow and lip

JOHN

Shit you did what you had to do. My mahs got shot right in front of my fuckin face, she was dealin for this nigga. He fuckin wasnt gettin paid.

MARTY

Jesus Christ

JOHN

Yeas where the fuck was he when you needed him. But Pops took me in and straightened me out as much as he could.  Ill owe everything I have in a few years to that man. Your lucky to have the same name as that saint.

PAUL

Oh shit you a Teardum too?

MARTY

Yea.

PAUL

Ahhh, I feel like I should have known this. Yo you think he would ever smoke with us?

JOHN

Fuck no. Haha are you kidding me.  That man love his booze too much to smoke.

MARTY

Yea i noticed that.  He puts that shit down.

PAUL

He always talks about his college days before he was saved haha.  They used to call him the sponge.

JOHN

Oh shit.

Just then off in the distance the three see a van pulling over to the side of the road. Marty hones in on the the Van with a look of shock.  He is white as a ghost.

JOHN

Is it the cops?

PAUL

Nigga what cop drives around in the middle of nowhere with a shithole Van. Plus look it looks like a pregnant lady is getting out.

JOHN

Hell no.  We roll up there people start asking why we are out here with un unregistered pistol, roach, and bag of weed. Lets get out of here before that happens.

PAUL

Nah, we are completely hidden we can wait it out. You need to chill nigga we not even done with this blunt. Yo you still alive back there or frozen solid?

Marty is intently looking at the scene unfolding in front of him as the pick-up truck pulls behind Sutta's car.

PAUL

Shit maybe you was right?

(beat)

Nah its just her husband or something.

Marty is almost pale in the back seat

MARTY

Is this thing loaded?

JOHN

Yea its loaded. What good is fucking empty gun? Why you gonna shoot the pregnant women to prove to us you tough?

John chuckles quietly. Marty stares into the Van where Isis looks up behind her seat and sees the car in the far off distance.  Although she is crying she murmurs something to him that he cannot understand in Spanish. The two men are at the car now as Isis runs up to the front seat in her mothers lap.

Just then Marty is Struck by a woman who stands behind the vehicle looking directly at Marty. She isn't glowing but she is in dirty white. Her eyes are pitch black and she simply smiles.

Killer 1 is at the drivers side door of the Van while Killer 2 is shown faking putting gas into their car. John and Paul react to Killer 1 reaching back and punching Sutta in the face. Marty exits the car and begins blankly walking towards the scene.

John

What the fuck!

PAUL

Shit! Yo get back in the fucking car.

Paul gets out of the car followed by John as Marty cocks the pistol. They haven't been seen yet by anyone. 

(Slow Motion)

Killer 1 now reaches for his gun with the intent of shooting Sutta as The woman who was standing behind the scene now stands next to Marty as she makes the identical body actions of Marty. He stops draws his pistol and fires one shot that rips through Killer 1's head before he is able to shoot Sutta.  The second man drops his attack on the side of the Van and begins to sprint back to his truck.  Everything is real time now as Marty unloads the clip into the side of the mans truck.  He peels out and drives away.

The three boys go running up to the car where Sutta is crying and scared of the boys.

PAUL

No No don't be afraid.  We are good. good.

The three look at the body that lies just in front of her door.

JOHN

Mother Fuck! Fuck? what the fuck are we gonna do?

PAUL

We ain't calling the fuckin cops. We all got records and nobody gonna fuckin believe we didn't do this shit.

MARTY

No I did. Ill take the blame Ill tell them what happened.

Just then Isis comes running out the van and hugs Marty's leg as hard as she can. Marty confused

MARTY

Okay hun. Its okay.

SUTTA

(In Spanish)

Get in the Car Isis. Now!

Marty shoo's her back into the car Isis walks back to the car never taking her eyes off of Marty. Marty looks again confused by this

PAUL

No! we will not have anyone here take the blame. What is the matter with you. We are high as fuck.

JOHN

What about the other guy?

PAUL

Fuck the other guy hes not gonna run to the cops and tell them "we was trying to rape this white bitch and these guys stopped us."

MARTY

I got a good look at him.

(beat)

So what now

John and Marty look at each other and reluctantly look around for answers.

PAUL

Marty grab the gas can and put some gas in the tank.

(Spanish)

Ma'am you need to get the fuck outta here. Comprendo? Don't come back. bad place. bad place.

Sutta is crying and nodding simultaneously. As Marty puts the gas into the car Isis again is fixated on all three of them with a big smile on her face. She leans out the window crying tears of joy and tries to hand Marty a piece of candy that was given to her by the Hotel Manager.

MARTY

No thanks. You keep it.

He finishes putting the gas in and walks over by the other two. Paul is still talking some Spanish to the woman.  He hits the car and the two drive off.  The three are left with the body of Killer 1 laying at their feet.

MARTY

So what now?

JOHN

We get rid of it.

Night: woods

John, Paul, and Marty again drive into the woods a good distance and park.  They pull the body from the back and throw it in a shallow dug hole. Paul sprinkles the gasoline on the body and sets it on fire. The three stand in silence and watch it burn.

JOHN

Jesus. What have we done?

PAUL

What have I done?

Night: Suttas van

Sutta is extremely upset driving away from the incident that just ensued.Sutta grasps her stomach in pain. Isis is sitting next to her in the front passenger seat.

(Spanish)

ISIS

Mother its ok. We are fine now.

SUTTA

No. I don't know what could have possessed me to put my babies in such danger. 

(Crying)

I am so sorry Isis

The two drive through the night. A time lapse occurs as the two drive through the night.  Despite her extreme fatigue she continues on because of the recent situation. As she drives Isis falls asleep on her arm.  Sutta says a prayer to herself.

SUTTA

Heavenly Father, I come to you as a child, poor and needy, to seek your aid and protection. In every trial of motherhood, I beg your aid. For the grace of a happy delivery, I come to you. For your holy assistance in guarding  and directing each tiny soul with which God entrusts me, I call to you. In every sorrow that comes to me in my motherhood, I confide in you.



Interior: Kitchen: Morning

Marty,John, and Paul are at the church cleaning preparing it for the days masses.  Paul Looks through the newspaper for anything about the incident the night before as he dusts. John sweeps through the pews.  He stares at the bowl hoping for answers for the night before.  Marty looks at the both of them as he puts fliers in each psalm book in each seat.

MARTY

So what now?

John cuts off Marty mid sentence

JOHN

Nothing now because nothing happened!

PAUL

Yo you need to shut the fuck up.

JOHN

We fucking talked about this last night! Don't ever bring it up again!

Marty nods his head in agreement. 

JOHN

Yo this place does creep me out sometimes though.

John looks at the image of Jesus on the cross

JOHN

Especially when you done somethin wrong.

PAUL

We didn't fucking do anything.  And even if we did it wasn't wrong! You saw what happened. Marty made the right decision.

The three pause briefly.  Marty looks down at the ground.

MARTY

Im ashamed. And I am so sorry I put you guys in this mess. I just. I.

PAUL

We all in this mess.

MARTY

Like what are the odds that that happens on that night in that spot? Crazy slim.

JOHN

Slimmer than the odds of that bullet ripping through that mother fuckers head from that distance.

MARTY

I didn't even feel like I shot it.  I think a had a re-up.

PAUL

A re-up?

MARTY

Sometimes I guess you hallucinate even after the heroin is out of your system.  When something causes your body stress something happens in your head. I dunno.

PAUL

Yo that's fucked up. You was tripping when you shot that?

MARTY

That's the only way I can explain it.

The three hear Fr. David open the door and walk into the church.

FR. DAVID

You guys passed out early last night huh?

PAUL

Yep, long day I guess.

Fr. David senses the tension immediately

FR. DAVID

Yea

(Beat)

Whats the matter with you guys?

JOHN

Nothing. Just tired.

FR. DAVID

Marty?

MARTY

I dunno I guess just one of those days.

Marty forces a chuckle.

FR. DAVID

Who's pregnant?

Paul snaps out of it

PAUL

Hahaha nah. Honestly just tired. Alots been goin on with studying and Marty gettin here. Just catchin up.

FR.DAVID

Understandable. Marty, speaking of they never found your drivers license in the pile of stuff left at your moms house.  I am going to go down to the dmv and try to get a renewed one.

JOHN

You got a car with no license?

MARTY

I have it, I just dont have my ID.

FR.DAVID

Well it shouldn't be an issue. Besides you need to go collect the stuff that was recovered from the trailer.

Marty looks depressed as the thought of the recent loss of his mother is thrown back into his head

FR.DAVID

You guys gonna go with him?

John and Paul nod

PAUL

We'll ride with him.

FR.DAVID

Thank you.  Are you guys almost done hear?

MARTY

These are the last pamphlets then we will be on our way.

Fr. David nods and walks into the back.

INTERIOR: VAN: MORNING

The sun is up now as Sutta drives Into the town where the abortion clinic is located. She looks run down and tired. Isis wakes up holding her mothers arm.  The same position she fell asleep in the first place.

SUTTA

Good morning sleepy head.

ISIS

Good morning mother

Isis immediately looks at her mother

ISIS

Mother you look tired and sick, why don't you sleep?

SUTTA

Sleep? Haha I don't think me sleeping is going to do either of us a bit of good.

ISIS

Who's either of us

Isis looks at her mothers stomach.  Sutta understands her concerns but shrugs it off.

SUTTA

We are almost there anyways

Isis rubs the sleep from her eyes and crawls into the back seat where she has three cinnabuns left from her to go box from the hotel. She greedily begins to scarf them down as she sees her mother watch her from the rear view mirror.

ISIS

Mother you must be hungry? Eat one

SUTTA

Those are your sweets my love.  You eat them, besides we are almost there.

Isis ignores her request and climbs back into the front seat. She hands her mother one of her cinnabuns and the two share the treat.

SUTTA

Thank you. Oh my these are delicious. No wonder you scarf them down like a little monster.

Isis lets out a heartfelt laugh that brings a smile to her mothers face.

ISIS

Haha


The two continue to drive until they see a large crowd gathered in front of the abortion clinic that they were sent to find. They slowly pull into the parking lot where the car is bombarded with protesters who are pro-life Christians.

Protester 1

Sinful! Sinful!

Protester 2

Your child deserves a chance at life.

PROTESTER 1

You are evil, pure evil.

The car is followed by the angry group until they are parked in the closest parking spot to the building.  The protesters gather around the car growing more violent and more aggressive every time Sutta and Isis ignore their harsh criticisms. Sutta and Isis cannot understand what it is all about.

(Spanish)

ISIS

Why are they so angry at us mother?

SUTTA

I don't know.

Sutta slowly goes to get out of her car when an open container of soda comes crashing in and hits her in the head. The protester's are louder and more aggressive now.

Protester 4

Slut! You stupid slut your killing one of Gods creations!

PROTESTER 1

Go back to where you came from devil.

The protesters carry large crosses and signs that say love and honor for God. Sutta quickly gets back into the car. Until NO NAME sees whats going on and runs out to the Van with a bat.

NO NAME

Get out of here you Fucking whack jobs!

He aggressively swings the bat as a warning not so much to hit anyone with. He walks up to the car door and opens it covering Sutta with one arm and walking Isis with another.  The chants continue to come from the protesters.

NO NAME

Come with me you will be safe in here.

Isis walks with the last Cinnabun under her arm. As she makes her way for the door a protester who tries to reach and hit Sutta is blocked by NO NAME and in the scuffle has the cinnabun smacked out of her hand by a Catholic Protester. Isis is obviously upset and grabs her cinnabun off the ground.

NO NAME

Jesus Christ! You people are insane?

No Name walks them inside and slams the door shut. The office is mostly void of medical equipment and No Name is the only employee in the small one story building.

NO NAME

I am so sorry.  You must be.....Sutta correct?

Sutta cannot speak English well and doesn't respond to the question. He realizes his error

(Spanish)

NO NAME

Ah yes. My mistake. You are Sutta?

SUTTA

Yes.

NO NAME

And you met my old friend Hotel Manager.  He is a good man.

SUTTA

Yes.  We are extremely grateful for your assistance with

Sutta holds her stomach.

(English)

NO NAME

I am so sorry to have to tell you this but, we have been temporarily shut down.

Sutta again looks at him confused.

(Spanish)

NO NAME

We have been forced to close. What we do here is very...Controversial. When there are rumors thrown around the authorities feel they must investigate every aspect of the facility to ensure of no foul play. No matter how absurd they are.

SUTTA

But we must you are a doctor! We came all this way to see you.  What will we do?

Isis sits in the background and brushes the dirt off her last cinnabun. She looks worried at her mother.

NO NAME

I wish I could.  They have stripped this place of most of the necessary equipment. My biggest concern is that. You are illegal correct?

SUTTA

Correct

NO NAME

I am just not sure of our options here. I can deliver your child, but if there are any complications  you would best be suited at a hospital.

SUTTA

We cannot.  They will quickly realize we are illegals. The INS will deport us and who knows what will happen with my child.

NO NAME

I am just saying I am being watched pretty closely here and a pregnant woman walking into my facility as late along as you are looks a little suspicious to those people out there.

Sutta simply stares off in disbelief. Unsure of what to feel at this point, almost drained of emotion. No Name wants to help but feels powerless.

NO NAME

On top of all these factors when is the last time a physician has seen you?

SUTTA

When I found out I was pregnant, I saw a local doctor.

NO NAME

Local?

SUTTA

Mexico

NO NAME

There could be complications there as well.  We don't know what position the babies in, we don't know your current levels, did you have an epidural when you had her?

SUTTA

Yes

NO NAME

There are simply too many complications.

Sutta becomes very anxious and worried

sutta

But surely here is safer than the back of a van! Having you help must be better than nothing.

NO NAME

I agree it is better than nothing. And I promise if it comes to that I will help you. But it is my professional opinion we work on something in the mean time.

SUTTA

Where will we stay?

Sutta looks over at Isis who is still picking dirt off her cinnabun.

SUTTA

Put that down Isis. Your going to get sick.

Isis begins to complain and then looking at her failed efforts to clean it, begrudgingly throws it in the trash.

NO NAME

You can stay with me for the time being. I am going to give you directions so the crowd doesn't see us leaving together.  We can discuss further plans for your. Ahem OUR predicament.

SUTTA

Thank you so much! We have been through so much.

He continues to write the directions down at his desk as Sutta readies Isis

NO NAME

I am just glad to help.  We can discuss the details of your journey in the safety of my home. My wife is going to prepare dinner I hope chicken is okay with you?

SUTTA

Isis! Get your coat on. Yes more than okay.

Isis hears food and gives a huge smile

SUTTA

I don't know how we will ever repay you?

NO NAME

No need to worry about that now. I am sorry to rush you but I think the longer we stay here the more at risk we are.

SUTTA

Isis

Isis puts on her coat and comes to the door where the three prepare to run through the large crowd outside. As the three walk outside No Name attempts to block Isis and Sutta from the crowd.  The crowd has grown more violent and more angry shouting and raising anti-abortion signs and crosses.

Protester 5

Slut! Whore!

Protester 14

Bitch!

Protester 21

Skank!

Sutta grips Isis tightly as the group converges on the three becoming violent. In the mix up and scuffling a protestors shoving becomes to much. A woman steps on Suttas foot as another one gives a mediocer shove that topples her on the ground face first. Isis grabs at her mothers arm as No Name looses his patience.

NO NAME

Back up! Back up!

Once the crowd sees that they have injured the pregnant woman everyone quiets and steps back. Police over seeing the protest run over to Sutta who is bleeding from her hand a bit. As they begin to help her up No Name speaks

NO NAME

You fucking people! What have you hoped to accomplish today?

(beat)

Saving an unborn life? All your doing is endangering this unborn life!

He looks directly at the woman who pushed Sutta

NO NAME

Look at what you have done to this poor pregnant woman. Only looking for a way to give birth. At what cost do you people get your way

PROTESTOR 2

Not our way! Gods way!

NO NAME

Gods way is free will! Who are you to decide what God does and doesnt want. You people put unborn lives in front of mothers lives when you have no idea of the circumstances that got them there. You have spread sick rumors about myself and my practice and you have digraced your religion. I feel sorry for you people.

The crowd begins to start yelling back at him. By this time one of the Police officers has Sutta pulled off to the side by his squad car. He is helping her bandage up her hand when an ambulace pulls up. No Name runs over to the officer realizing the situation.(Sutta is an illegal)

NO NAME

Thank you so much officer. These people are loony.

Officer

No worries just doin my part.  We will just need to get some information and you can be on your way.

NO NAME

She is with me officer there wont be any need for all that jargon will there?

OFFICER

Oh yes. There has been blood drawn.  Even if Mrs.Sutta here doesnt file charges we still need to file what we saw in case anyone comes forward in the future.

NO NAME

They dont speak very good english, I think that...

OFFICER

I can handle it from here, you just wait here for a minute.

The Officer leaves Sutta with a cleansing wipe to wash her hand off and goes to talk with the paramedics.  The two paramedics and police officer take note of the van Sutta and Isis have been driving.  Not that it is stolen but it is appearent that they have been living out of it.

OFFICER

No Name can you come with me a moment?

NO NAME

Certianly.

The police officer pulls him aside

OFFICER

I want you to be honest with me.

NO NAME

Of course

OFFICER

How do you know these two. Because, one, you said they were with you but it looks like they've been sleeping and living in that van for a while. And two, What do you have a pregnant woman in your facility for? You know well have a warrant for your arrest should you practie during this probation period.

NO NAME

She is a friend of a friend.  She was sent her for a birth not an abortion prior to the probation date. I have done nothing illegal and neither has she.

OFFICER

How long have you known them

Pauses before his lie

NO NAME

A few years now. Sutta is a dear friend and we told her we would watch her pregancy and assist any way we could.

As the officer writes down what No Name is saying he becomes irritated.

NO NAME

This is rediculous.  They just violently assaulted a pregnant woman and your here harrassing me.

OFFICER

Just doing my job doc

Just then one of the officer 2 comes over and pulls officer 1 away.  The two have a brief converstation and then Officer 1 comes back to a nervous No Name. Officer 1 sets his pen and paper on the hood of the police car.

Officer 1

Now, I asked you to be honest with me once, and I dont think you were.

No Name just stares at him

OFFICER 1

You gonna be honest this time

No Name nods

OFFICER 1

Are these illegals?

NO NAME

Absolutely not! I dont

OFFICER 1

Look! I understand.  I think I do at least.  You lyin to me is real stupid though.  These girls aint got no ID. Neither one of them can speak a lick of English. I should lock you up for any one of the 20 charges that are runnin through my head right now. But I wont.

NO NAME

What will you do?  She is liable to give birth any minute now.

OFFICER

Well we have protocal on this one doc.  I gotta call the INS and they ship her out. She's probably better off in a hospital anyways wouldnt you say?

NO NAME

I agree.

Sutta is upset but not crying.  Again she almost seems cried out. Isis looks at her mother and sees the hurt in her which in turn makes her upset. No Name walks away from the officer and towards where Sutta has been sitting on the back end of the ambulance.  A paramedic finishes her up as No Name kneels in front of her and esplains the situation.

(Spanish)

NO NAME

You gave them your real name?

SUTTA

Yes. I am tired of running and hiding and having my baby go hungry.

Sutta gets emotional once again

NO NAME

I understand.

SUTTA

I dont know whats going to happen? I am so scared.

NO NAME

Dont you worry.  I know that this seems like the worst thing that could have happened but to be honest, at least for your childs sake, its not.You need to be in a hospital no matter where that hospital is.

SUTTA

I have no where to go in mexico either.  I have not been there since I was a little girl.

NO NAME

If we are lucky that baby will come in the next few days. Deportation is a quick process but it will still take a few days.  If that baby comes it could be your ticket to a new life and most importantly right now, a healthy birth.

Sutta puts her head down and begins to sobs as the Police officers put her in the back of one car and lead Isis away to another.

(Spanish)

ISIS

Mother! Mother where are they taking you? Whats happening?

Sutta is sobbing


SUTTA

Just go with them my love. Everything will be okay.

ISIS

I want to be with you Mother!

No Nmae watches in horror as the scene unfolds. Protestors yell and rub it in their faces as they are lead away in sepersate squad cars.

PROTESTOR 1

Serves them right!

PROTESTOR 15

Throw the slut in jail!

ISIS

Mother!


Interior: DMV: AFTERNOON

Fr. David walks into the DMV where he is greeted by a Mrs.Dolan a member of the church.

Mrs.Dolan

Well hello Father. How are you today?

FR.DAVID

Im wonderful yourself?

MRS.DOLAN

Im doing just fine no complaints.

FR.DAVID

Good good.

MRS.DOLAN

What can I do for you?

FR.DAVID

Well as may or may not have heard my nephew has moved in with me and the other boys.

MRS.DOLAN

Oh I did. How is he?

FR.DAVID

Hes doing well. But he has misplaced his drivers license in the move and I was hoping to get a reprint.

MRS.DOLAN

Um. Im not sure if he needs to be here or not let me go ask an associate.

FR.DAVID

Thank you

Mrs.Dolan walks into the back room calling her associates name.

MRS.DOLAN

Jude!  Jude!

As she turns the corner it is revealed to audience that Jude is killer 2 that got away from the first attempted rape and murder of Sutta and Isis.

MRS.DOLAN

My goodness Jude what has gotten into you lately. Like a zombie I swear. Haha

Just just stares at her

Jude

Sorry. Ehem. What can I do for you?

MRS.DOLAN

Father David is here and he was wondering if he could get a re issued license for one of the boys who just moved into the home.

Just pulls his keyboard closer

JUDE

Name?

MRS.DOLAN

Marty H Teardum

As Jude types in the name he waits for his computer to load. He sees Marty's face come up and instantly remembers him from the night before. He gets pale as a ghost and just stares at the computer.

MRS.DOLAN

Well can we do it.

Jude doesnt even hear her

MRS.DOLAN

Hello! Earth to Jude

He snaps out of it

JUDE

Uh. Sorry. We are going to need him to come in i think.  Hes over 18 so.... We are just going to need his new address etc.

MRS.DOLAN

That should be fine I'll have father fill it out right now.

Mrs.Dolan goes back out to the front where Father David is waiting.

MRS.DOLAN

Im sorry father your going to need to bring him in.

FR.DAVID

Thats perfectly fine. Just figured id give it a try thats all.

MRS.DOLAN

If you can write down all his updated information for me we will be able to get you in and out when he comes in.

Father David fills out the information as Jude watches from the back room.Father David completes the information and turns to leave.

FR.DAVID

Thanks again Mrs.Dolan

MRS.DOLAN

Anytime father.

Jude goes back to his desk and sits down intently staring at the wall.

INTERIOR: POLICE DEPARTMENT: afternoon

Marty stands at the counter as a secretary types his information into the computer.

Secretary

Address requesting the assets?

MARTY

628 Spruce St. Chardon Oh

As the secretary types in and waits for a response Marty looks depressed and anxious. Obviously preturbed by the fact he is picking up his dead mothers belongings

SECRETARY

Okay follow the officer at the third door down on the left, He will take you to the belongings and assist if necessary.

the Secretary points down the hall where another officer has already unlocked the door to the back and is waiting.  Marty walks with the officer.

Claims Officer

You will have 30 mintues to sort through and decide what you want to take . Anything you leave will be held for police auction and all proceeds will go directly to the department. Do you comply with this?

MARTY

Kind of a dick move

(Beat)

Yea fuck it I dont wanna look at half this shit anyways.

CLAIMS OFFICER

The garbage is over there to your right, everything left on the table will be considered state property.

MARTY

Got it

Marty is handed a large bag and walks over to two table loaded with stuff on them.  There are pictures of the furniture which he quickly digards. He walks slowly and begins to get noticeably upset as he sees more and more things.  A picture of his mother which he picks up and becomes teary eyed.  Her jewelry and personal items he collects and puts into his bag.(perfume,drivers license, rings, necklaces, makeup, etc)He walks up to a pile of clothes and throws a few items into his bag. He comes to a rosary and throws it across the room. He grabs an old browns hat that is seen being worn by his mother in one of the pictures and puts it on.  He does another walk through and walks to the door where he turns around and gives a long last look at everything. He walks out of the room. Signs a couple papers and goes to leave.  The audience follows him through a couple hallways and into the parking lot where two police cars pass in front of him.  The first is the police car carrying Sutta and the second is the police car carrying Isis. Neither Marty nor Sutta or Isis notice eachother.

Interior: Poilice garage: afternoon

The Police officers pull up to the door where they will book Sutta and Isis. Sutta is let out first.

(Spanish)

SUTTA

What will happen to me? What will happen to my daughter.

The officer uncuffing Sutta doesnt understand spanish

(English)

OFFICER 1

I cant understand a lick of what your saying. Jane can you come over here and translate.

Officer Jane is helping Isis out of the back of the car. Isis runs out and runs to her mother and clenches to her leg. they cannot hug because Suttas arms are cuffed.

Officer female

Jesus get the cuffs off of her! shes pregnant.

(Spanish)

ISIS

Mother! Are you okay?

SUTTA

Yes, quiet now everything will be okay. These are good people.

OFFICER female

Yes, everything will be okay. I am so sorry to do this but we have transfered you two here because you will be able to share a cell here.

SUTTA

For how long? What about my baby?

Sutta grasps her stomach.

OFFICER FEMALE

Just come with me we will explain inside.  Come.

Officer female walks the two inside the department and into a back room with a table of snacks. Isis is handed a bag of doritoes by the officer as the two women sit down.

OFFICER female

I understand your predicament entirely. I am 2 months. But we must follow procedure.

SUTTA

Procedure?

OFFICER FEMALE

Because you are illegal we must report you to the INS.  You will be arraigned in a couple days but until then you must remain here. Should there be any issues prior to concerning your pregnancy we are close to a hospital that will have to take you because you are in our custody. 

SUTTA

So we are being deported?

OFFICER FEMALE

Thats not for sure yet, The court may

SUTTA

Bull Shit! I thought coming here would be the safest way to have this child. To provide a new life for both my children.

Sutta is sobing now as she finally vents. Officer Female is listening intently with a look of pitty on her face.

SUTTA

I actually believed I was meant to give birth here in this country. The feeling was so strong. This. This. Urge to go somehwere and here is where we ended up? I should have never left. I endangered my babies.

OFFICER FEMALE

You did what you had to do as a mother. Your insticts may have not been incorrect. I mean even if you give birth here the hospital is just right there.

Officer female takes Suttas hand and gives her a look of encouragement.

OFFICER FEMALE

Trust me you are safer here than you know. Now, I will go get your rooms ready. I apologise that your rooms have bars as doors but if you need anything just holler and ill be here okay?

SUTTA

We must stay in a cell?

OFFICER FEMALE

Procedure.

Sutta nods and takes a dorito from the bag that Isis affers her.  She is at least a little calmed by what the police officer said to her.

ISIS

Does this mean we get to go home?

SUTTA

Yes darling I believe it does.

ISIS

I dont know why you dont like it there so much mother? It seems much safer there. We have never been attacked at home.

Sutta looks up and stares as she recalls memories from her past. (Not out loud) she takes a few seconds to think about what was just said. Sutta finally replies under her breath

SUTTA

We have not. My love. You will understand when you are older.  It is not a blessing to be at home. Its a blessing to be here no matter how hard we have it. You can be anything here Isis.


garage: interior: night

Marty pulls into the parking lot of the church. Paul and John are hanging out in the garage shooting a basketball at a run down bent hoop.

MARTY

Is that regulation?

JOHN

Hahaha

PAUL

Nah, i dont think so. Howd everything go? alright?

MARTY

Yea its cool.  Got some of my stuff back.

JOHN

WE woulda gone with you....

MARTY

I know. I appreciate it guys.  It was just something I needed to do alone.

PAUL

Understandable.

Marty walks into the main part of the driveway and into the house.

JOHN

Yo come play game of horse

MARTY

Im just gonna throw this shit in my room

PAUL

Horse?

JOHN

I dunno? get his mind off this shit.

PAUL

I got some shit to get his mind off this shit haha

JOHN

Nah, none a that anymore. Hes just gonna get paired out. We should just chill from any illegal activities for awhile

Marty comes out and calls for the ball

MARTY

What for a while?

PAUL

Nosey?

Marty flips him off and shoots the ball

JOHN

Nah just we need to chill for a while from anything. suspicious. All im saying

MARTY

Nothing suspicious about a few 20 somethings smoking alittle weed here and there

PAUL

Haha Amen thats what I said

JOHN

No really!

Martys ball misses wildly and goes into the garage as it start to drizzle. The three congregate towards the garage as they talk.

JOHN

I am not fucking kidding. Please you guys.  We did some serious shit. And we cant pretend liek nothing happened. Not yet.  We need to be safe.

MARTY

Okay. I promise dude

PAUL

Fine.

John

The three sit in the garage as the rain downpours.  The three just take a few minutes and reflect. Marty stares at the ground.They look out into the rain and say nothing. Paul smokes a cigarette.Its liek they are trapped. The silence is then broken by Marty


MARTY

It was so crazy. It was like I was back in that house.  That place. I didnt want any of that shit. Just memories good bad either way I did want it.

JOHN

Shit. Least you got good memories.  The only one I got is of my mom hittin the floor. And cookin ha. It makes you question shit when your a kid. Makes you cold.

MARTY

It just makes you.

(beat)

Wonder what the fuck we are doing here?

(beat)

Was she a child of god when some asshole blew her head off? Was my mom being watched by god as he slowly wasted away.

Paul takes a long hit of his cigarette

PAUL

Some deep shit

MARTY

Tough guy huh?

PAUL

Nah brother.  This shit is from the heart. Pain. I didnt know you was religous though, you aint been to church once.

MARTY

I am not religous.

(beat)

I. It always seemed like when I would trip on certain things they were all the same things.

JOHN

Same? Acid

MARTY

No my trips would be the same things. People would have different trips everytime we did it. But I had the same ones everytime.

PAUL

Crazy

MARTY

I guess.I dunno what the hell it meant

Marty looks down thinking of the Woman he say at the shooting.

          Haha tripping has to explain it.

JOHN

Explain what..

John is interupted mid sentence which cause Marty to look up. John is staring lovingly at a woman in white who stands to his immediate left. Marty looks over at Paul who is looking in the direction but doesnt see the spectacle Marty and John are.  Marty is sitting next to the same one that he saw at the shooting.  The same one that he felt guide his arm. She smiles at him and then points to John. Marty jumps up

MARTY

No!

John turns his head to see Jude leaning out of his parked car with a rifle. He never looses the smile the woman gave him as a bullet rips through his head.  As the bullet passes through his head the woman catches him in her arms and cradles him upward. Paul hits the ground as bullets rip through the garage in the rain.

PAUL

FUCK! What the fuck!

MARTY

Shit!

Paul pulls his head up to see the physical body of John  laying on the ground with his head devestated. Paul begins moaning

PAUL

No. No. No. No. Fuck. What the fuck? What the...fuck did he do?

Marty is in pure shock white as a ghost.

MARTY

Jesus Christ! What the fuck

Marty looks around the room for the woman but she is gone.

PAUL

Hes dead! Hes fucking dead!

MARTY

Jesus christ

Paul runs to the drivers side door and reaches into the seat where he reveals his firearm.  He cocks back the hammer and begins shooting round after round at Jude.  A shot blows through the side of Jude stomach.  He retreats to his car.

Paul

Mother Fucker!

Paul walks out of the garage and stops firing. He is crying as he turns around slowly to see his friend lying on the ground again.  He slowly walks over to Johns body holding the gun soaking wet. Marty watches the scene intently from the same position he was in when he was taking fire.  He stares wide eyed and breathing heavily.  He is shocked and baffled.

Paul

No

(Beat)

No it cant

(beat)

No

He drops to the ground next to his friend and the gun falls to his side.  Marty pops it open to see one round left in the chamber.  He takes the gun and wraps it in a garage towel laying next to him and slides it the ball bearing of the car that just got shot up.

INterior:night: Police interogation

Police interogate Paul and Marty seperately so they can get a better understanding of what happened and who could have done this. Both young men are very somber and monotone throughout the process.

Interogator

Did he have any enemies?

Paul

Nope

Switches over to Martys interogation by the same interogator.

MARTY

No, I dont think so. But then again I havent known him for very long.

Interogator

I mean people dont just pull up in a random driveway and start shooting for no reason.

MARTY

I guess they do.

Switches over to Pauls interogation

Pual

Are you calling me a fucking liar?

Interogator

Im just saying its strange. No need to get defensive son, we want to find out who did this as bad as you guys do. Just a few more questions and youll be out of here okay?

(beat)

What did you guys do when the alleged shooter began firing.

Paul

We ducked

Switches over to Martys interogation

MARTY

We saw John get hit before we know what it was. Well at least before I knew what it was. I just got as low as i could possibly get. And prayed.

Interogator

Thats all?

MARTY

Thats all.

INTEROGATOR

Because ballistics found a few rounds rounds that came from a second weapon?

MARTY

Maybe he had two guns I am not sure I wasnt looking at him. Like i said I got down.

Switches back to Pauls interogation. Paul stares at the officer interogating him.

Paul

Im not sure what the answer is to that because I was ducking from the same bullets that had just tore a fucking hole in my friends head! I dont know what ballistics is saying but im saying we didnt do nothin but duck!

Paul slams his hand on the table.  The interogator sits back and calms the situation down.

Interogator

Okay. Okay. Im not accusing you Paul im just asking.Did you happen to get a look at the guys face?

Paul again stares at the officer but he doesnt want him to know he knows who killed John.

Paul

Nope

INTEROGATOR

You dont think this had anything to do with a retaliation from those West side boys do you?

Paul

Im out that shit. I havent talked to or seen them niggas since..Ha well you know.

Interogator

Im just saying some blood lasts longer than jail sentences.

Paul

Nah it wasnt them, I know it.

interior:car:night

Father David drives with his hand on his head. He is trying very hard not to let the tears hes holding back, fall. Marty sits in the front seat staring out the window, emotionless. Paul sits in the back middle seat and appears to be cried out.  His eyes are heavy but with anger as much as they are with sadness. No one says a word for the entire trip home. As they pull into the driveway and outside the garage the three are completely taken aback as they see the location where the scene had taken place. The scene has been fully evacuated by the police and paramedics who cleaned up the mess left behind.

Paul gets out of the car first and Marty and Fr.David just sit and stare straight ahead.

FR.DAVID

Tommorrow I want you boys to come to mass. I want you both to know I am here for you if you want to talk, I...

Marty just stares ahead at Paul who has entered the garage. Fr.David and Marty get out of the car and walk up to the scene where Paul is sitting staring at the bullet hole in the wall.

Paul gets choked up and has a hard time saying what it is he needs to say.

Paul

I mean..Its like...What did John do...To deserve this?...He aint never killed nobody...Fuck...

Paul looks back at Marty

Paul

Fuck we did deserve this... Haha didnt we...We brought this on him!

Paul is frantic now

Paul

We did this to him didnt we? Didnt we god

He looks up to the sky screaming

Paul

Was it our sinful actions that have made you loose sight of us? Huh! Huh! Fuck you!

FR.DAVID

What is he talking about?

Marty shrugs as Paul falls to his butt where he leans against the garage door hinge.

Paul

Im not talking about anything. Ha just venting.

Marty and Father David look at eachother but dont say anything. Father David walks over to Paul and puts his hand on his shoulder.

FATHER DAVID

I understand Paul.I do.  This is going to be a very hard process.But if anyone can come out of it its you. I know you must...

Paul interupts

Paul

I just want to be left alone!

Father David gets up and walks into the house past Marty.

MARTY

If you need any....

Paul

Please!

Marty reluctantly walks into the house behind the priest who is already making himself a drink.  He mixes his drink and sits at the table as Marty comes in and leans against the counter.  Again no words are said for a brief period of time when they hear the car start.  Marty opens the door and begins to run out when he is stopped by Father David.

FATHER DAVID

Let him go!

Marty watches as he speeds out of the driveway and into the street blaring music.

FATHER DAVID

Paul is very hard headed. He just needs some space to cool off and get away. He'll be fine.

Marty comes and sits down in front at the table with Father David.

FATHER DAVID

You know Marty...I really feel as though I owe you an apology.

MARTY

An apology?

FATHER DAVID

I told your mother a long time agao when you were first born if she ever needed anything that I would be there. For her and yourself. Those were the last words I heard her say before our long seperation.I brought you here because it was safer here, i thought. Im starting to realize no matter how hard I try..I.. Just dont see an answer in sight.

MARTY

Answer to what?

FATHER DAVID

Ohh I dunno. My calling. I thought my calling was helping but you cant help some people.Or maybe I am just not a good parent the way I thought id be.

(Beat)


  I think some people are doomed to their fate no matter what they decide. John just wanted to be a good kid. Those boys brought more problems and baggage with them then I ever wanted. But I thought we had left that all behind.

MARTY

West side boys?

FATHER DAVID

I wanted so badly to pull then from that lifestyle. I wonder if I hadent if John would still be alive right now. Its just all a part of Gods plan I guess.

Father David takes a long sip of his drink.

MARTY

I dont understand how after something so horrible just happened you can sit there and say its a part of Gods plan? How can you so loyally follow someone you have never seen, who just took a close friends life. Gods plan? Gods plan? Fuck Gods plan. There is no plan and there is no God unc sorry.

Marti gets up and quickly leaves the room out of frustration. Father David sits at the table and continues drinking.He hears Marty releasing his frustration on the wall upstairs. He leans back,looks towards the heavens,and whispers to himself.

FATHER DAVID

What would you have me do?

interior: night: Martys room

Marty is trying not to scream out of anger and frustration. He is punching his walls and throwing items around before he colapses on the ground.

MARTY

UUgggghhh. Why can nothing ever go Fucking right? Why cant I get a break. Fuck this place!

Interior: Police department: Night

Sutta and Isis sit in their cell.  Isis seems very content with the idea of getting to go home although her mother looks depressed.

Isis

Mother would you like to play a game of cards with me?

SUTTA

No darling. I must rest but it is very hard.

Isis

Are you sad?

SUTTA

A little bit. But not much.  I am somewhat comforted that our fate is in the hands of other people now. I know no matter what this baby will be born safely as long as we are in the hands of people who know what they are doing. Mexico is not the life I wanted for either of you.

She rubs her stomach.

Isis

You always say God has a plan. Well this must be his plan.

SUTTA

You are right.  Sometimes I just wonder what she is thinking.

Interior: car: Night

Paul drives quickly through the streets to a local bar where he is familar with the bartender.  He is blaring rap music and still looking down and out. He pulls into a small local bar parks and gets out of the car.  He enters the bar and sits down a couple seats from two young african american men.

A large bartender walks over to Paul and gives him a dap and half hug.

Smalls

Shit nigga! Whats up man we aint seen you around here in a minute.

Paul

Busy with this and that.  Im in school now you know. Shit I shouldnt even be here I got class tomorrow.

Smalls

Class? Ha I heard you still keepin heat though.

Paul

Heat?

SMALLS

Yea them West side niggas was rolling around town the other day. Said they saw you and John with some white boy. You flashed a piece.

Paul

Thos niggas still comin in here?

Smalls

Nah you good.  Too many fights and they got booted for good.  Started hittin up some joint out in Ridgeview.

Paul

I need somethin to drink

Smalls

I just need to see some i/d

Paul begins to show a faint smile for courtesy more than anything else.

PAUl

You know damn well I aint no 21

Smalls

Haha im playin im playin.

Paul

Whatever nigga. Something good and strong.

Smalls

Long Island Iced Tea?

Paul

What is this a homo bar? Get the fuck outta here what is that?

Smalls

Fine nigga you getting vodka and coke. Try to bring alittle class to this joint, to god damn hood all the time.

Smalls walks into the back as Paul sits and stares at the television zoned out sipping on his first drink. A time lapse occurs where drink after drink disappear leaving more and more empty glasses.  He grows increasingly depressed and agitated with every drink. As he finishes his fourth drink the two men sitting next to him, ROBBER 1 and ROBBER 2, have the conversation that was blacked out in the second scene. The two sit with many empty bottles in front of them.

thief 1

I dunno im good on cash right now homie. Why take the risk?


thief 2

Thats just it. Theres no risk. Look you said yourself you know that doc manger is gonna be outta town. Did you not read it directly off of his calender?

thief 1

Nah I did.

thief 2


Think about it? We know no one is at his place.  Theres no risk involved.  We show up, we grab some shit that honky has insured anyways, get the fuck out, and knowone knows any better.  Your sons bills are paid and we are back here tomorrow night NOT talking about how we wish we would have.

Thief 1 looks at thief 2 for a period of time contemplating the proposal. He chugs his beer.

THIEF 1

I gotta piss first.

THIEF 2

My nigga

Thief 1 gets up and goes to the bathroom at the same time Smalls comes back into the front bar from washing some dishes.

Smalls

You want another one?

Paul

One more. I gotta piss ill be right back.

Smalls

You gonna bail on the check?

Paul

Nigga?

Paul walks towards the bathroom that thief 1 is in. As he enters the bathroom he and thief 1 shoulder one another. Both are hard headed and neither wanted to move a side for the other.

thief 1

Excuse you nigga.

Paul ignores the remark and walks up to the urinal. thief 1 holds the door open waiting for a response. He eventually starts to close the door but says under his breath

thief 1

Shhh pussy nigga

As the door closes Paul responds

Paul

Fuck you pussy

Thief 1 hears the comment and opens the door back up.

thief 1

Oh real tough when the door close huh?

Thief 2 sees the commotion starting and walks towards the bathroom where he and Thief 1 have Paul cornered in the bathroom.

thief 1

Yea you aint got nothing to say

Paul has been ignoring Thief 1, going about washing and drying his hands. It is obvious that Paul is not only unimpressed by the threats the two are making but almost happy that they are doing it.

Paul

I dont talk to bitches homie? What are you doin in the mens room anyways? Haha

thief 2

This nigga aint worth it

thief 1

Nah Fuck this nigger! Who the fuck do you think you are.

Thief 1 walks into Pauls space

thief 1

You aint gonna do shit pussy, I should cut you up right

Paul reaches back and knocks thief 1 out in one punch. He leans back as thief 2 Lunges towards towards him.  The two exchange a series a blows that dont land for either party. Paul falls to the ground as thief 2 jumps on top of him and begins hitting him in the face. After a few solid shots Paul grabs onto him and flips him to his side. Paul reaches back and punches thief 2 in the nose 3 times, breaking it in several places. As this struggle is happening thief 1 gets out a small knife from his pocket as he reaches to stab Paul. Just then smalls comes in and throws thief 1 from the bathroom.  He grabs Paul and thief 1 who are both completely bloodied and fucked up.

interior: jail: night

Sutta and Isis sit in their jail cell much like they were in their last scene. Isis is trying to keep busy by playign with random tinker tots as Sutta grows more frustrated with the situation.

(Spanish)

Sutta

Are you getting bored yet as well little one?

Isis

m hm.

Sutta lets out a sigh. Just then Officer Female comes to the gate and walks in with two trays of food.

OFFICER FEMALE

Hello ladies how are you tow doing tonight?

Sutta

We are getting anxious. All of us.

Sutta rubs her stomach.

OFFICER FEMALE

I understand. I have to apologise, there is alot of paper work that must be done in order to secure your release.

Sutta

We are in no hurry. Just the idea of not knowing scares me.

Officer Female grabs a chaor from the hallway and comes and sits down with Sutta and Isis. She hands the food to both of them.

OFFICER FEMALE

Here Isis. I put a couple extra brownies in yours for being so well behaved. If its okay with your mother that is.

Isis looks up at her mother for an answer.

Sutta

Yes you may, but after you eat your..

Isis is busy shoving brownie number 1 into her mouth.

Sutta

Oh nevermind. Im just glad shes eating I guess.

Sutta opens her dinner and tries to take a bite but cant eat.

OFFICER FEMALE

You must eat something?

Sutta

I know I am just..Like i said anxious for whats next.

OFFICER FEMALE

You know. When I was 16 I became pregnant with my first child. I was young and stupid and was unsure of who the father was. My overly religious family outcasted me and my unborn child. "A woman who is with child out of wedlock, is no daughter of mine" my father said. I didnt understand how they could just turn their backs on me when I needed them most. I felt like I was an enemy of God.

Sutta tears up and nods in agreement. Behind Sutta and OFFICER FEMALES back Isis sneaks out of the jail cell and walks down the hallway where cells are filled with real criminals. Although they taunt her she doesnt seem to be fazed by their evil and aggressiveness.

Sutta

Like what did we do to deserve this

The dialogue from OFFICER FEMALE plays over the image of Sutta walking down the hallway where criminals sit and await trial. She walks without fear of the criminals that taunt her on her walk.

OFFICER FEMALE

I know that feeling so well.But you dont deserve this.

Isis walks down the hallway with her brownie until she comes to Pauls cell.  His face is extremely gashed from the fight he got into earlier in the night at the bar.

OFFICER FEMALE

I promise you it is merely a trial for something greater. Beyond this world And beyond human thought or imagination.I dont believe in god being one man,I think its something bigger. Unexplainable. But no matter what it is out there, its testing you because you are strong enough to be tested.

The dialogue stops playing over Isis encounter with Paul

Sutta stares at Paul and Paul looks at her confused.  He is sitting by the bars leaning his injured head against the wall.Isis hands him the bigger half of the brownie she ripped in half. He shakes his head no

Paul

What the fuck?

Isis doesnt respond because she doesnt understand what hes saying. But because they remember eachother from the earlier incident they just stare almost confused by the odds alone.

So she offers him the smaller part of the brownie.  He reluctantly gives a little smile and takes it.

Isis

(Spanish)

Here take this. You look like you need it more than I do.

Paul just stares

Paul

Did you tell the police what happened?

Isis doesnt understand but feels for the young man who had just helped her and her mother from certain death. She doesnt respond but instead leans in and wipes some blood from Pauls eye. Just then OfFFICER FEMALE pops her head out of Sutta's cell and calls down to Isis. Paul and Isis connect eyes as she walks away and then drops his head down to the bars again.  He looks confused almost.

OFFICER FEMALE

Isis! Get back here!

Isis comes runnign back into the cell.

OFFICER FEMALE

We almost sounded the alarms on you. We thought we had our first break out.

Sutta smiles realizing she is joking.


Isis

I wouldn't leave my mother

Isis runs back over to her mothers arms. OFFICER FEMALE gets up and begins to walk out of the cell. I am going to close this now.

Sutta

Thank you.

OFFICER FEMALE gives her a smile and walks out of the cell.

Sutta

Where did you run off to? This is a prison, no place for a little girl to go wondering.

Isis

I just wanted out of this room.  It felt good to look at different things and walks around.

Sutta

Well we wont have to be in here for much longer. OFFICER FEMALE just told me that we will have a meeting tomorrow morning to discuss where we go from here.

isis

I thought Mexico?

Sutta

Yes darling. But I am trying to allow them let us stay here for a short time. Or at least till this one is born.

Isis

We'll have to stay here?

Sutta

No silly. The states. Now get some sleep because tomorrow is going to be a big day.

The two crawl underneath the covers together on their small bed. Isis can barely fit on the bed but has no trouble falling asleep.  Sutta stays up playing with Isis hair. She sees two officers walk down the hallway and hears them stop in front of Pauls cell.

Prison Guard

Get up.  We got some questions and you better have answers.

inerior: father davids house: morning

Marty lies in his bed staring at the towel that has the gun wrapped in it without blinking. He looks as though he hasent slept and has been up all night in a depressed state of mind. His eyes are heavy and snot is running from his nose.

He hears footsteps coming from downstairs and throws a pillow over the gun.

Father david

Marty? You awake?

Marty doesnt answer but looks up to see Father David holding a his cell phone to his ear.

FATHER DAVID

(Talking to Paul on the phone)

Okay buddy we will see you this afternoon. Okay, no problem. Here he is.

Its Paul

Father David hands Marty his phone and walks out of the room.

MARTY

Hello?

Paul

Whats up nigga?

MARTY

Nothin whats going on? Where you at?

Paul

Its a long story so I need you to listen carefully. I am in jail. They got me last night I was so drunk I.. Fought some fuckers..Thats not important

MARTY

Not important? Ill come get you, ill unc..

Paul

No! Dont get David man. Look they questioned me.

MARTY

About what?

Paul

Everything

MARTY

Everything! What do you mean theres nothing to talk about you were the first fucking one to say that!

Marty becomes alarmed and sits upright

Paul

Look! That dont matter anymore. That mother fucker I shot in the driveway died. Ha he fucking got his.

MARTY

How the fuck?

Paul

I didnt talk homie. That little girl was down here.

MARTY

What? The little girl

Paul

THE little girl.

(beat)

I couldnt ask her what they knew because I dont know fucking spanish. But soon after they came and questioned me. I figured they already knew, so I tried to keep my time down but just fessin up.

MARTY

You Fucking ratted!

Paul

They already knew nigga!But look! they are gearing up now to come get you for questioning.  Unless you want murder charges I suggest you get the fuck outta there. And your Unc dont know yet, I wanted to give you ample time to dip, but this is the best I could do. I didnt know they..

MARTY

Fuck!

Marty hangs up the phone and throws it into the corner of his room he paces back and forth. He grabs a bag and begins to throw clothes and what few belongings he has into it.

INTERIOR: POLICE DEPARTMENT: Morning

Isis wakes up to her mother moaning in extreme pain.  Sutta is completely drenched in sweat and standing in the corner with her hand on the wall for balance. There is a small puddle of water and blood coming from her long skirt.

Isis

(Spanish)

Help! Help!

OFFICER FEMALE comes running to the cell where she opens it and runs into help Sutta.

OFFICER FEMALE

Okay okay. Here we go.

She slowly walks Sutta out of the cell and into a small room off to the side where she picks up a radio. Isis follows behind with a worried expression

OFFICER FEMALE

Its going to be okay Isis.  Your mother is having your new little brother or sister.

(over the radio)

You got a copy base?

Isis

Please make sure she is safe. My mother too.

OFFICER FEMALE looks back to question what she just said but gets an response to her call at the same time.  She speaks to the operator

OFFICER FEMALE

We need immediate assistance on E block 3. Paramedics and ambulance requested. We have a 4850 again on E block 3

(beat)

Thank you.

Well it looks like your baby doesnt like mexico either.

Sutta lets out a faint chuckle in between her beathing. Isis sits at her mothers side holding her hand.

Isis

Its going to be okay mother, just hold on.

Just then a paramedic comes into the room.

OFFICER FEMALE

Jesus that was fast!

Jail doctor

I heard a call for a 4850?

OFFICER FEMALE

This woman is going into labor!

The JAIL DOCTOR walks towards Sutta and examines the situtation.  He has a small set of equipment with him.  He checks her pulse and dialation.

JAIL DOCTOR

Shes not going to be able to deliver this baby here. Its too dangerous.  She is almost fully dialated and I see alot of blood. We need to get her out of here.

Sutta

(Spanish)

What is he saying?

OFFIVER FEMALE responds to the doctor first.


OFFICER FEMALE

Okay where are we going to bring her to?

Jail Doctor

I am not sure. We will have to check with her primary phsyician to...

OFFICER FEMALE interupts

OFFICER FEMALE

She doesnt have a primary phsyician! She is an illegal

Jail Doctor assesses the situation.

JAIL DOCTOR

I am sorry to say this isnt good. She has alot of bleeding and it could be from anything. Preclampsia, face first, the chord could wrapped around the child.  There are too many maybes here.

Sutta

(Spanish)

Please! What is he saying?

JAIL DOCTOR

If we dont get her to the right care i cant say i am confident this will end positively.

OFFICER FEMALE now turns and responds to Sutta with words of encouragement.

OFFICER FEMALE

(Spanish)

Its going to be okay. We are going to get you to a hospital. Where proper car can be taken of you

Sutta

Is everything okay? This hurts very much! Ahhhhhhh

OFFICER FEMALE

The ambulance is on its way.

JAIL DOCTOR

There may not be enough time for an ambulance.  Do you have a large van here?

OFFICER FEMALE

Yes one we use to transport non violent criminals.

JAIL DOCTOR

Go get it we will walk her to the door. I will provide medical care during the trip.  The hospital is just up the street.

exterior: outside of the police station:morning

The van pulls up with OFFICER FEMALE driving. She gets out, runs to the side and helps lay Sutta down in the back. What the group doesnt appear to see is the group of women in white with black eyes(Martys hallucinations) that are sitting around in the backseat.  Isis and JAIL DOCTOR get in and slam the door shut.

INTERIOR:martys room: morning

Marty is still pacing back and forth waiting for an answer to come to him.  He grabs the gun and runs out of the house with his bag. He jumps in his car still very upset from everything thats been happening and starts the car.  As he is about to put it in reverse. He stops and gets a very peaceful feeling and look on his face.  He doesnt look but the vision of the woman he keeps seeing stands to the very side of his drivers side door.

inerior:police van: morning

The same scene begins to unplay as in the begining except this time the audience gets to see whats going on inside the van that Marty hits. The doctor holds Suttas hand while trying to keep her breathing in line. Around them the 3 women in white with black eyes each calmly sit with one hand on Suttas stomach.  Again all the other characters are unaware of the women in white. The audience watches the van pass safely through the same intersection where the accident was supposed to occur.

exterior:father davids driveway: morning

The audience is shown an exterior view of the car that Marty is sitting in.  It is peacefully quiet and serene until a gunshot goes off the drivers side window blows out of Martys vehicle. He sits motionless with the smoking gun in his right hand and a pulsating bullet wound in his head.

exterior: Hospital: morning

The van pulls safely up to the hospital where there appears to be 10's of people in white with black eyes waiting around the outside of the hospital.  The Van door opens up and only the 2 women in white that were in the van originally follow Sutta through the hospital entrance.  As they make their way to the delivery room the halls are lined with people in white with black eyes. They all look fairly pleased with stoic smiles and fixed eyes on Sutta.

interior: dr.mangers office:morning

Dr. Manger who was shot and killed in the first scenes calmly sits at his desk with a phone to his ear.

DR.MANGER

I know darling but my work comes first. We can always go to the bahamas for the holidays our opportunity isnt lost. Hey everything happens for a reason right?

(Beat.  listens to her response

Yea well im wondering that myself. I am waiting for the water to heat up enough so I can mop my own floors.

(Beat. listens to her response)

Haha I know it. No my janitor got thrown in jail last night for a bar fight or something.

intercom

Dr. Manger to the ER

DR.MANGER

Okay hunny I gotta go. Duty calls.  I love you too.

Dr.Manger gets up from his desk and walks down a few hallways until he gets to the hallway that leads to the ER.  The peopl in white still line the Hallway but again cannot be seen.  Dr. Manger arrives at the door to the ER the same time Sutta does who is screaming in pain. Isis tries to hold on to her mother but OFFIcER FEMALE takes her hand before she walks through.

OFFICER FEMALE

(Spanish)

You cant go in there Isis.

Isis

No! I want to be with my mother!

She grabs Isis and is forced to drag her away from the room. A few of the people in white grin at the sight of Isis putting up such a fight.

interior: er: morning

Dr.Manger opens sits at his washing station thuroughly scrubbing his hands. One of his assistants pulls his rubber gloves down over his hands.  Dr. Manger walks through the double doors to the operating room where many people in white with black eyes stand around the room.  The three women with black eyes that were in the van with Sutta and followed her into the hospital, now stand around her and Dr. Manger. Sutta screams in pain.

Sutta

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhahahhhaaaaahhhh!

DR.MANGER

Okay we are going to try a NVD but its going to be pretty tough. Sarah get me an internal fetal monitor.

Dr.Mangers assistant Sarah runs to the side of the room and grabs the monitoring system. Dr. Manger takes it from her and inserts it into Sutta.

DR.MANGER

Shes loosing a lot of fluid. Jack lets get an intravenous tube going.

Sarah

What do you see doctor

DR.MANGER

Well shes trying to come out but it appears her umbilical chord id wrapped arounf the neck. Get me the forceps.

Jack

Caesarean?

Dr.manger

Shes lost to much blood already. And we dont know what her body can and cant take. I am going to try and release the child manually.

Sarah

Are you sure doctor I dont think that

Dr.Manger interupts

DR. MANGER

Sarah! Just get the forceps!

SARAH

Yes doctor

Sarah runs and grabs the forceps which she gives to Dr. Manger. He takes them and begins applying pressure to Suttas stomach as she screams in pain.

Sutta

Aaaaaaaahhhhhh Jesu Christo

Sutta gives a large gasp and almost passes out

Jack

Shes going out!

DR. MANGER

Thats fine for now, I almost got it!

Dr.Manger struggles to get the child free. The three women in white that stand directly next to Sutta raise their arms and look towards the sky above them.  The room goes almost completely silent as Dr.Manger works.   After a short period of worry he happliy pulls a baby girl from Sutta and begins to clean her off.The staff lets out a sigh of relief. As soon as the baby is cleaned she is handed over to her mother who sits happily crying with her new girl in her arms. As soon as the baby is in her arms all of the people in white bow in reverence to the child. Sutta looks at her child crying tears of joy.

Sutta

Beautiful.  You better grow up to do big things! We all worked very hard to get you here.


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