Katie's Screenplay

EXT. ALLEYWAY OF DOWNTOWN CITY โ€” LATER MORNING

MASHA peeks around a corner as ZEB waits behind her. MASHA

turns back to him.

MASHA

Okay, just act normally. We should

be able to blend in okay.

ZEB

You're so paranoid. Let's go.

ZEB walks past her nonchalantly onto the street. MASHA

follows him, walking normally.

WIDE: follow the two of them walking from behind. A spook appears behind them and starts to follow them.

MASHA looks back around the corner as ZEB continues to walk. She catches up with him and grabs his hand, as though they were dating, and leans in close. ZEB is

startled and stares at her.

bust shot including both of their faces

MASHA

(whispering)

Paranoid, huh? We're being

followed.

ZEB

(trying to stay calm and play

along)

Not. Really?!

MASHA

Trust me. Just play along.

MASHA flirts a little and then pulls him along.

MASHA

Keep walking.

CAMERA PULLS OUT AND TO THE SIDE

They start to walk forward again.

MASHA

(looking forward)

Coffee shop.

ZEB

Okay.

landscape shot from behind them

They angle toward the coffee shop and walk in the door.

cut to int. coffee shop

ZEB and MASHA are at the cash register paying with cash. ZEB and MASHA pick up their coffees. ZEB sits in an oversized chair. MASHA sits next to him.

CAMERA ZOOMS IN

MASHA

Thank goodness they're okay with

PDAs here or else I wouldn't be

able to talk to you.

ZEB

(embarrassed and blushing)

Yeah. That's good.

MASHA

Listen. He won't wait forever.

We can sneak out the back window and then make a break for it.

I'll go first and then you

follow me after a minute.

CU: ZEB'S FACE

ZEB

Sure. Y'know, I haven't had a

really close call since โ€ฆ

CU: MASHA'S FACE

MASHA

Well, either one of us is a hot

commodity for DHS. Together we

might be too much.

BUST SHOT: INCLUDE BOTH CHARACTERS

MASHA

(cont'd.)

Christ, I don't know what m1ck3y

was thinking. Idiot.

WIDE: two of them on seat

MASHA gets up and walks away up the stairs. ZEB looks out the

front window nervously. Waits a bit more. Starts to tap
his knee nervously. Tries to gulp his coffee and burns his
mouth. Sets his coffee down, grabs his backpack and gets up
to go.

cut to ext. alleyway wide shot

MASHA back flips out of a second-floor window and lands on her feet.

MASHA waits by a window as ZEB perches on the windowsill.

His old sneakers slip on the wall and he falls onto MASHA, knocking her over.
She falls on top of him.

CLOSE UP of them lying on the ground.

They pause for a moment, both in pain. Then sit up.

SIDE CLOSE UP: two faces

ZEB

(worried)

Are you okay?! Sorry. I slipped.

Did I hurt you?

MASHA

(rubbing her forehead and the

back of her head, irritated)

Geez. You have a hard head,

dummy. Who taught you to sneak out

windows? A deranged little boy?

ZEB

I see your sarcasm isn't broken.

How about your nose?

MASHA

(rubs her face)

It's fine.

pull out wide to include the alleyway and window

They hear the door of the bathroom getting kicked in.
Both look up.

MASHA
(frighted)

Let's get out of here.

ZEB and MASHA get up and they run off-screen.

cut to landscape: ext. hill both out of breath with city in

bg

CAMERA CUTS TIGHTER

ZEB

(mildly scared and out of

breath)

Well, that was close.

MASHA

Now, we need to move fast. We

should be able to hitch a ride in

the next town over.

CU: ZEB'S FACE

ZEB

(incredulous)

Do you have connections everywhere?

CU: MASHA'S FACE

MASHA

(smiling)

It pays to be on the network.

MASHA takes out her phone and starts texting.

O/S: MASHA'S POV

ZEB

You're kind of amazing. You know

that?

He smiles and she looks back at her phone busily.
MASHA

Yeah, I know.

WIDE: both of THEM

MASHA

(cont'd.)

Let's just get going. I'm arranging

a ride.

They turn away from the camera and start walking along the

side of a road. MASHA is still texting and ZEB is watching

her. Camera gets their backs as they walk away.

ZEB

I think this is all going to get a

lot more interesting.

MASHA looks up from her phone at him.

MASHA

Y'know some cultures say an

interesting life is a curse.

ZEB

They don't know what they're

talking about.

ZEB smiles at MASHA, pulls out his phone and looks at it

quickly. Both of them texting away.

ZOOM IN: over both of their shoulders to see their screens

(MASHA's screen: c0m1|\|g 2 u.

s4nlwidm eow3inc womsl3m. G07

1t?)

(ZEB's screen: Found her,

thanks. You didn't tell me

she was so h4wt.)

fade to blk

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