Chase Scene

by D’Asia Smith

Based true to life

EXT. GATEWAY 2 RESIDENT HALL FRONT – MID DAY

Seven students wait outside Gateway 2 resident hall for the shuttle. Three students walk out the front door, meanwhile the shuttle pulls up.

DARRIEN

“Before we stay down, we go up”

Everyone crowds towards the shuttle gathering their student id’s. Darrien counties to sing out loud, really feeling the song.  Three students pull up right behind him.

Lexi

Omg I think that’s him right there.

(Points to Darrien)

DARRIEN

“I’ma run this money up with you, tell me go in, I’m fin’ to”

TIARA

He gonna be mine, mark my words

TANNER

 Yea girl we’ll see

DARRIEN

“Imma show you all what a brick do”

Darrien steps up on the bus flashing his ID and walks to the middle of the bus and takes a seat on the right side of the bus. Still really feeling the music, students continue to load onto the bus Tiara sit in the same seat as Darrien. Lexi and Tanner sit one row back on the left side.  

INT. SHUTTLE BUS – EVENING DAY

TIARA

Aren’t we in the same class?

(Looks towards Darrien,)

 Darrien so into his music ignores it. Tiara then grabs his thigh, slightly startled him; as he pulls his air pod out looking Tiara up and down.

DARRIEN

What , yo

TIARA

I said don’t we have class together?

DARRIEN

Uh, idk yea…. Public relations, right?

TIARA

Oh, yea your right, but I think I was talking bout last semester, Mr. Browns math class.

DARRIEN

Ohhhh, shit you right I remember you now. Wassup, with you though? How you livin’?

TIARA

Good, actually thanks for asking. So, ah are you with anyone?

DARRIEN

Ha, nah I’m not. I thought I had something, but I guess I was wrong.

TIARA

Oh, I’m sorry it didn’t work out, maybe this will.

(Tiara grabs Darrien’s face. Meanwhile Lexi and Tanner watched in shock. Hyped up in the back rowdy.)

TANNER

YASSSSSS, Bitch

LEXI

PERIOD

Darrien looks back, turns back around looks at Tiara shakes his head throws her hand which is now on his chest, off of his chest. Gets up and walks away, picks a new seat in the front as he puts his air pod back in. Tanner moves in the seat with Tiara.

TANNER

Girl, what happened?

TIARA

Y’all happened.  He heard y’all looked at me shook his damn head and walked off.

TANNER

Bitch so fuck him. It was just a joke

TIARA

Yea but he been through so much

TANNER

Okay, yea you right. Ard but fuck it, it was me not you.

TIARA

But y’all my damn friends dummy

TANNER

Well ard bitch we on the same bus we just go where he goes and just explain and me and Lex will chill.

TIARA

Ugh, your right, fine. Best behavior promise?

(holds out pinky finger)

TANNER

(pinky promised with Tiara)

Promise

Fade out shuttle drives off, shuttle arrives at its first stop Walmart parking lot. Darrien is on his phone. Lexi gets up and goes sit by Darrien. Tanner and Tiara shockingly peeking from the aisle. As a few students get off

SCENE 2 EXT/INT. WALMART PARKING LOT- EVENING DAY

LEXI

Hey D

DARRIEN

What Lex? What do you want?

LEXI

To let you know that Tee really does like you, but I liked you first. So, do whatever you gotta do.

DARRIEN

(Darrien looks at her shocked)

Oh, so now you like me too, shitttt this beyond me. I hear you though

LEXI

Imma text you

Lexi gets up and goes toward the back she sits in the row of Tiara and Tanner They look anxiously in her face as she takes her seat.

TANNER

Girl what was that all about?

TIARA

Yea, wtf was that Lex

LEXI

What, I told him you really do like him, and that I did too.

TIARA

No shit bitch, but why? All of a sudden you like him too?

LEXI

He’s a good guy and I see that, and I want a chance with that too.

TIARA

But we’re friends

TANNER

Lex you for real right now. That’s fucked up.

LEXI

Look may the best woman win

TANNER

(Attitude)

Bitch please

The shuttle pulls off making its way to the next stop south park mall. Shuttle arrives at the mall. All the reminding students get up and off the bus. Darrien makes it out ahead before the rush. Lexi, Tanner, and Tiara get suck in the rush losing sight of Darrien.

EXT. OUTSIDE PARKING LOT OF THE MALL – EVENING DAY

TIARA

Tanner how are we gonna find him and beat Lex too.

TANNER

Bitch because we are great, when you have great and great, we are greater together than apart. Now let’s go gets this boy.

TIARA

This why I love you

EXT. INT MALL ENTRANCE DOOR

Lexi speed walking all the way to the door making up for lost time. Walks in stops in the middle and slowly spins around. Throw hands on hips stops and thinks for a second. Meanwhile Tiara and Tanner walk in.

TIARA

Okay Tanner where would he go?

TANNER

Okay well he’s a boy so shoes? Ain’ t shit really in the mall for boys anyway. Raggedy ass mall. Shit is trifling.

TIARA

Yea, but I feel like he’d start somewhere else.

(waves her hands in a coming froth motion)

Let’s just in start lids.

Meanwhile Lexi stops looks to the right and walks into dicks. She walks in up and down the aisle and she finally spot Darrien. She goes up to him and starts flirting while he goes through the stuff on the racks.

INT. DICKS SPORTING GOODS- LATE EVENING

LEXI

I had a feeling that’d you be in here.

DARRIEN

Oh, yea and why is that?

LEXI

I know you D, come on don’t play.

DARRIEN

(Chuckles)

 Yea well I’m not the same person that you knew.

LEXI

Okay, fine then let me get to know the new you then.

DARRIEN

You don’t really want that

LEXI

You don’t know what I want

DARRIEN

Ard, so why me? Why do you want me?

They walk towards a mirror with a sweat shirt in Darrien’s hand. He puts it up towards his chest as if he was trying it on.

LEXI

That’d look good on, you should get it, going for a new color I like it.

DARRIEN

Ha Look at you thinking you know a lul something, I am though trying something new. You really do think so? Look good?

LEXI

Yea looks really good, just like you. And to answer your question, look

(motions with her finger upwards)

  because we look good together.

Darrien looks in the mirror and see’s his reflection with Lexi in the same frame. She makes a face he smiles, she snaps a picture of them smiling together and post to social media with red heart emoji. They continue to look around the store.

INT. LIDS HAT STORE- LATE EVENING

TANNER

Well he’s obliviously not in here. But this hat is cute should I get it?

TIARA

Tanner, focus. But yes, it’s cute do they got another one but in pink?

Tanner looks for another one but in pink. He then goes in the back and ask for any in the back as he pays for his new hat at the register. Tiara day gazes out the window and spots Darrien and Lexi not too far behind. She runs out the store yelling loud enough for Tanner to hear at the register, just like the cashier.

TANNER

(Nervously laughs)

She’s just having a day

CASHIER

Real bad huh?

TANNER

OH, boo don’t do that. She fine

Team member comes out the back with the pink hat as asked for. Tanner and the team member walks towards the door. And just stand there and looks. They both tilt their heads to the side as Tiara slightly rampages in frustration then sadness. Tanner then walks over to her.

INT. OF MALL IN BETWEEN STORES

TANNER

Tee are you okay?

TIARA

No! she’s in there with him. How am I supposed to compete?

TANNER

Cuz, Bitch that’s your man is he not? Pick yourself up we have a man to snatch.

Tiara pulls herself together and change her mindset to determined. She heads towards dicks. The team member yells out she continues to walk, Tanner runs after her and tells her about the hat.

TANNER

Sis, the hat, they got it in pink and it’s on sale

Tiara turns around goes back in the other direction towards the store. She Tanner, and the team member walk back into the store and pays for the hat. Tanner and Tiara then walk out both with bags in hand. Finally heading towards dicks.

INT. DICK SPORTING GOODS

Darrien is alone again looking at more things on a rack. Tiara makes her move and walks up to him. Tanner blends in and starts looking around. Lexi is on the other side of the store shopping herself.

TIARA

Heyy. Look Darrien I’m sorry about Tanner he’s over active but he means well. But I really am interested in you.

DARRIEN

It’s cool I just thought you was like the rest of them coming up to me on nut shit. But why? What about me that you interested.

TIARA

(nervously laughs)

You ask every girl that wants you this?

DARRIEN

Ah, reflecting. Asking a question to my question ha. I do though, my time valuable and I’m not tryna waste it.

TIARA

See, that I like that you so upfront and honest.

DARRIEN

(Laughs)

 Honest? What makes you think I’m Honest. I could be a manipulative liar, would still think I’m honest then?

TIARA

Well, I mean in a way yes, yes, I do.

DARRIEN

Oh, yea? Go on explain.

TIARA

Well to be manipulative you have to be smart.

DARRIEN

So, you think I’m smart?

TIARA

I do but listen. To be smart you know right from wrong.

DARRIEN

But do you? That’s just like having common sense or not.

TIARA

You just love interrupting me, don’t you?

DARRIEN

Yea, well yea I do. But that’s cuz we can do that. We passed the test. You passed the test.

TIARA

(LAUGHS)

Test? What test?

DARRIEN

The main reason I ask the question is because it’s a test. It’s an icebreaker and I want to see if you really mean what you say or you just wasting my time.

TIARA

Oh, so now I’m a student?

DARRIEN

I mean yea, you do go to state just like me, right?

They walk together while talking moving throughout the store, eventually winding up in line so Darrien can pay for his items.

TIARA

(SMIRKINGLY Laughs)

 yes, smart ass, but that’s not went I meant.

DARRIEN

(LAUGHS)

I know, but I just consider it as one to see if we vibe

(moves his hands back in forth motion)

And we vibe so now I can consider you.

TIARA

Oh, lucky me huh?

DARRIEN

Yea, honestly, but we can see where shit go, and in a few months, we’ll see if you still feel the same.

Smiling very hard play with the things on the rack, while standing in line, looks up at Darrien in his eyes.

TIARA

Yea, okay

They come from out the line in the center. Tanner to the right of them, Lexi to the left to all meet up in eyes view. They all connect eyes. Lexi and Tanner move in closer to Darrien and Tiara.  Going in a counter clock wise motion starting with tanner an argument breaks out.

TANNER

                 (arms folded with one straight up near his mouth moving his fingers.)

Oh, shit. Bitch he we go!

Camera swings over to Lexi

LEXI

(head tilted)

What the fuck!

Camera swings over towards the center at Tiara

TIARA

(Stands her ground)

What Bitch!

Camera swings slightly to the right catching Darrien and Tanner in the frame

(both look back at Tiara shocked yet happy)

Darrien slowly backs away with is bag in hand and slips away. Meanwhile camera goes back on Tiara and Lexi’s argument.

LEXI

I ain’t think you really had it in you.

TIARA

Bitch fuck you. You were supposed to help me with him. Why even introduce me to him in the first place, if you were gonna do this.

LEXI

Because I fucked up with him the first time and I see that now and needed to try before it was too late.

TIARA

Well Lex, it is too late. You had your chance let me have mine.

Tanner waving off the staring customers’, and the store workers.

TANNER

Yes! Nothing to see her people, mind the business that pays you.

(puts hand to the side of his mouth and mouths)

“YOURS”.

Tanner peeks over his shoulder, looking at them argue. Routing for Tiara in her remarks and points.  Turns back around and looks in the dick’s worker direction.

DICKS WORKER

Excuse me, can y’all take this somewhere else.

TANNER

Look man, don’t you have a heart? They just talking it out. Not like we acting out out. We not breaking or messing anything up. Just words I promise

 (squints and looks at them still arguing as he’s really unsure.)

DICKS WORKER

I don’t mean to be a Dick. But my..

TANNER

DICKKKKKK (The soulja boy meme. Look at the store workers print. Looks back up happy)

 (in flirty voice)

Yea I see imprint

Worker looks down then back up a little embarrassed.

DICKS WORKER

(shaky)

sir my manger is coming.

TANNER

Yea, and I can have you doing the same.

The dick’s worker blushes, as the chatter on his head set gets louder. He puts his hands up points to the door.

DICKS WORKER

Y’all should leave now.

Meanwhile Tiara and Lexi are still arguing. Things get intense.

LEXI

Maybe your right. He’s not the same anymore. I just had to try Tee, I’m SOOO sorry. Please believe me.

TIARA

If what you say is true, then actually help me this time.

LEXI

I will, I promise you. Let’s go get your man.

Tiara and Lexi hug, it out. Then runs over to Tanner. They all head towards the exit as the manger is walking down angrily. Tanner turns around and yells

TANNER

565-8565

The dick’s worker smiles and pulls out his phone typing the numbers. Tanner turns back around and continues out the store. Dashes back in pauses and yells again.

TANNER

7.0.3! Not this dusty ass 8.0. 4..

Runs back out the store. The manager approaches the Worker.

MANAGER

Well, what was that

DICKS WORKER

That was different.

(smiling, putting his phone away.)

END OF SCENE TWO

INT. SOUTH. PARK MALL. -NIGHT

Tiara, Lexi, and Tanner all stand in the middle of the mall, slowly spinning lost on yet again on where to start. They head into a department store, they see Darrien up on the second floor. They find their way up the second floor.

TANNER

Where’d he go?

LEXI

Right just that fast.

TIARA

(Tiara points towards the exit)

Look there he goes.

They all rush out of the store bringing them to the entrance of that department store, looking into the mall. They bounce from store to store doing this four times, and each time missing him. Darrien finally leaves the mall and walks over to the McDonald’s across the street from the mall. Tiara, Lexi, and Tanner come out the last store for the night. They head for the bench in front of them. They all plop suddenly in exhaustion.

TIARA

That was useless, it’s like I was chasing my own tail.

TANNER

Girl tell me about it I’m tired as fuck. That was my work out for today and tomorrow. Shit, hell the whole week.

LEXI

Dramatic ass

TANNER

GIRL FUCK YOU! Talking bout dramatic, I’ll show ya ass DRAMATIC.

TIARA

Stop it. BOTH of you.

(pulls out her cell phone)

Look at the time. We missed the shuttle.

LEXI

I’ll call the Uber.

TANNER

 (with and attitude)

Yea you call the Uber

Lexi side-eyes Tanner pulls out her phone and orders an Uber back to the school. She finds an Uber pool that’s five minutes away.

LEXI

Come on y’all its just picking someone up from the McDonald’s.

They all get up gathering their bags and walks towards the exit. Reflecting back on the day they just had, walking in unison.

TIARA

Thank yall, for everything.

TANNER

Not everything, Alexis and her fake ass stunt she pulled.

LEXI

I know, Tanner. Thanks how could we ever forget.

TANNER

We won’t bitch that was bold

TIARA

Tanner, its ok you don’t have to be so hard on her.

TANNER

Fine…          I suppose

LEXI

Yes, I was wrong, and I’ll will make it up to you guys.

INT.EXT. PARKING LOT OF MALL

Lexi, Tiara, Tanner all walk up to the Uber and get in the back seat.

UBER DRIVER

Lexi?

LEXI

Yes, hello

TIARA

Hi

TANNER

Hey

Everyone gets situated in the back they, notice a guy in the front seat. They continue to talk about the day, but more so on why Tiara likes Darrien. The driver pulls off.

TIARA

I hope this all works out. I really like him.

LEXI

Don’t worry he likes you.

TANNER

Easy for you to say.

TIARA

What makes you so sure?

LEXI

The way he opens up to you is different isn’t. You find yourself smiling more. Feels to good to be for you right?

TIARA

How’d you know

LEXI

because I was where you are. He means so well and I hate myself for messing up and him too in the process. I just tried to right a wrong.

The car gets quiet. The passenger takes out his head phones. The passenger chimes in on the conversation.

PASSENGER

If you really like the person, then trust the process. Don’t rush nothing, it can only go two ways; good or bad either way you learn from it. Guess the hardest part about being with someone is knowing if it’s gonna be worth it, or a waste of time. And if it is, worth it. Be deserving.

TIARA

I don’t know who you are but you’re right. I’m go for it. Thank you.

PASSENGER

No need to thank me.

The passenger pulls out his phone and turns his vibration off. Meanwhile in the back-seat Tiara pulls out her phone starts a new text thread. Sends Darrien a text. As she sends her text the passengers phone chimes. Passenger looks at phone, unlocks it, texts, erase the text, text again deletes it, finally locking his phone. Right as the car pulls up. All doors open except the Uber drivers. They all shut in sync. The passenger turns around, its Darrien. Darrien now faces Tiara. Uber driver pulls off.

EXT. PARKING LOT OF GATEWAY 2 -NIGHT

 DARRIEN

Yes.

TIARA

(SCARED AND SHOCKED)

Yes?

DARRIEN

Stop playing come here.

(reaches arm out) 

Tiara walks over to him in relief. They hug rocking back and forth talking.

TIARA

You really made me work.

DARRIEN

Oh yea, well was I at least worth the chase?

Tiara stops pulls back just enough to look Darrien in the eyes, still holding on to him

TIARA

(Looks deeply into his eyes, grabs his face and kisses him)

Yes.

She resumes hugging him like before. He squeezes’ her just a little tighter so she feels his love. Fades out black. To be continued…..

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