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She's Fine Until Someone Says Something They Shouldn't Have Said...


Cue music.

A SERIES OF CUTS while the music begins from darkness: various shots of the city. Subway platform. City square. Tall building. Busker strumming guitar. Man with a fedora looking at some kids playing across the road. An abandoned building with boarded-up windows. A gum wrapper blowing in the breeze. Kids playing in the park. A teen in a car zooming past a corner store.

CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON THE DOOR as MAX steps out of a convenient store. He is dressed in jeans and a black t-shirt with the words LIFER. He heads down the sidewalk walking towards the subway.

CUT TO ALLEYWAY:
THUG 1, THUG 2 and GOON step out of the alleyway as Max passes. They proceed to follow him.

EXT. SUBWAY PLATFORM
Max heads down the stairs walking towards the camera. We see the Thugs follow.

INT. SUBWAY PLATFORM
Max standing off to one side. SUKI is skipping rope at the far end. AKIMOTO is leaning up against the wall his nose buried in a book.

THUG 1
Hey Man.

THUG 2
Yo.

MAX
Hello.

THUG 1
You got change for a dollar. I need to make a phone call.

GOON and THUG 2 are giddy.

MAX
(reaching for front pocket)
Sure.

Thug 1 pulls out a handgun and aims it at Max. While Thug 2 and Goon look at the others on the platform.

THUG 1
Good because I am going to take it all.

THUG 2
No one else move or else there's gonna be trouble.

Suki is skipping over.

Akimoto glances up over at Suki. Suki gives him the 'I can handle it' look so Akimoto goes back to reading the novel.

AKIMOTO
(softly to Suki)
You're not going to let this one slide are you?

Suki throws Akimoto the 'Hey It's Me' look. Akimoto shakes his head.

THUG 2
Yo Bitch. Stop skipping.

MAX
(muttering)
oh boy.