Peer Pressure

Part One- Why Not Take A Crazy Chance?

[Scene 1- walking home from school; Adam, the bully walks up]

ADAM:
"Hey, buddies, what's up?"

MATT:
[Confused]
"Uh, Adam, do you want something from us?"

ADAM:
"No, I just want you guys to know that my birthday party is tonight."

TUU:
"So."

ADAM:
"So, do you wanna come?"

MATT:
[Still confused]
"Ok, Adam, why are you asking us? We're not your friends, are we?"

ADAM:
"Yeah, 'cause you guys are cool."

MATT:
"Wh... Why?"

ADAM:
"Just because, I like how you guys act."

MATT and TUU:
"What?"

ADAM:
"These last few weeks you guys are acting so cool."

MATT:
[Shakes his head, confused]
"O-O-kay."

ADAM:
"Do you guys wanna come to my party?"

TUU and MATT:
"What's in it for us? Is this a trick?"

ADAM:
"No."

MATT:
"Ok, we might come, but will be a chaperone?"

ADAM:
"Of course, my mom and dad."

MATT:
"Ok, we'll come, right Tuu?"

TUU:
"Right!"

ADAM:
"See ya there at 8:00 tonight."
[Walks off, waving. Matt and Tuu waves back]

MATT:
[Excited]
"Ok, I cannot believe that the biggest bully in school just asked us to
come to his party!"

TUU:
"Me either. I mean, who'll ever see the day?"

MATT:
"That's what I wonder. Um..."

[Tuu and Matt thought for a second]

TUU:
"Wait, maybe it is a trick."

MATT:
[Stares at his brother]
"Tuu, did you listen? Adam said it wasn't a trick."

TUU:
"Maybe he's lying."

MATT:
[Folds his arms]
"No way! He can't. He said, that we were his cool friends."

TUU: "Matt, do really believe that Adam, the biggest bully in the whole entire
world, will be our friends?"

MATT:
"Well, he said..."
[Tuu cuts him off]

TUU: "He probably wants us to come to his party, because he wants us to do bad
and not right stuff."

MATT:
[Shakes his head]
"I do not care what you say. I am going and no one is gonna stop me!"

[Tuu just shrugged and walked home with his brother, Matt]

[Scene 2- at home; in the living room; mom on couch]

[Song plays low, Why Not]

TUU:
[Whispers]
"Matt, you do know that she'll say no, right?"

MATT:
[Whispers]
"Oh, just shut up, and let me ask!"

[Matt goes to the couch and sits down; he gives the sweet look]

[Tuu, on the underhand, just stands right where he is, and shakes his head
slowly]

MATT:
"Mom, can I ask you something?"

MOM:
[Looks at him, happily]
"Sure, what is it?"

MATT:
"Uh, can Tuu and I go to Adams birthday party tonight?"

MOM:
[Shifts looks, happy to mad]
"No!"

[Tuu laughs silently]

MATT:
[Gives sad eyes]
"But, why not?"

MOM:
"Oh, quit with the sad eyes; and you will not go to a party that has no
chaperone!"

MATT:
[Smart mouths his mother]
"But, there'll be a be a chaperone!"

MOM:
"Then, who?"

MATT:
"His mom and dad, duh!"

MOM:
"I still don't want you to go. He's bad news to you guy's."

MATT:
[Got a temper]
"Fine, be like that!"

[Matt runs upstairs to his room with his brother behind him]

[Scene 3- later that night, at 7:23, in Matt's room]
[Song, why not, still plays low]

MATT:
[Yells]
"It's not fair!"

TUU:
[Laughs]
"See, I told you so."

MATT:
[Gives him mean eyes]

TUU:
[Eyes widen]
"Whoa, bro, I was just joking around."

MATT:
"Tuu, don't you see I'm in a bad mood right now?!"

TUU:
"Yeah, I see that, but..."

[Matt walks up to Tuu and almost hits him]

TUU:
"Matt, quit!"
[Tuu runs to the door, ready to go to his mom]

MATT:
[Shakes his head and walks to the window]

TUU:
"What're you doing?"

MATT:
[He opens the window]
"I am going to that party, no matter what anyone says!"

TUU:
[Rolls his eyes]
"What'll mom say when she finds out you're missing?"

MATT:
"Just tell her, I'm going to my friend, Todd's to try out a new video
game."

TUU:
[Grinds teeth together]
"Gee, I don't know."

MATT:
"Just tell her that! I mean it to!"

[Matt climbs out the window and down the grassy back yards he went]

TUU:
[Thinking out loud] "He's in real trouble if mom finds out, but I just won't let her find out."

[END FOR PART ONE]