The setting starts off by a birds eye view of a local high school. The day is cloudy and it looks like rain. A mile or two by the high school is a golf course. You can barely make out the river that winds through it. The trees are blowing and look like they are about to topple over. Suddenly as the view of the high school gets closer you hear a young girls voice starting to talk.

Voice

My name is Celeste. I am a regular 15 year-old high school kid.

As the camera enters into the high school, it zooms past kids that are talking, making out, sitting, and hanging out. It does zigzags and sharp turns through hallways. Suddenly it stops on a rather pretty girl with blonde hair and bright blue eyes. She is holding onto two text books and three note books. Her hair is pulled back into a pony tail and she has very long bangs hanging down, one on each side of her semi almond shaped face. She lets loose a smirk and stares directly into the camera. Her eyes change from bright blue to a dark forest green.

Celeste

Well (still smirking) Kinda regular.

(Celeste bites her lip, as she starts walking)

It seems that the school is a private school, since everyone is wearing a uniform. The girls have the classic "school girl" look and the boys are in navy blue slacks and a navy blue jacket that has the letter L stitched in white. The girls are wearing a white undershirt and blue blazers also in the similar fashion as the boys.

Celeste

(as she walks her pony tail bounces and people shout hello's to her)

I am a sophomore at Luna Vista High. It's a private school right on the coast of Scotland. About my eyes (she says as they change from green to violet.) Everything changed once I hit puberty. I learned how to control things with my mind. Weather for example. (thunder rumbles) I can also move objects with my mind. (a chair that a kid was going to go sit on suddenly moves from under him…Celeste never looked away from the camera.) I do that everyday. I can also make things appear just by wishing for them. (she smiles) it comes in handy when I need a pencil. (she closes her hand and opens it…in there is a butterfly. She smiles closes her hand and opens it again. The butterfly is gone) Anyway like I said this all happened when I hit puberty which was about in the 8th grade. As corny as this sounds I do go about and save people with my powers. (her eyes look downward, and she suddenly gets a very sad look over her eyes. She looks back up at the camera a gives a half smile) I…I can't save everyone though. (she walks outside and blinks into the sun. Sitting down on nearby bench she crosses her legs and smiles one more time) Let me start from the beginning.

A tag line that says "4 Years Earlier" appears on the screen.

It's night outside and a slightly younger version of Celeste appears running down the street. Her hair is again up in a pony tail and she is wearing a loose fitted black tee shirt that has a picture of a rose on it. Her jeans are too long for her and are torn up at the bottom. All you can hear is her feet pounding on the street and her labored breathing. Her eyes look intense and focused. Slowly the background noise fades in. You can hear the occasional car brakes/horns. People are yelling behind Celeste. They are also shouting. Suddenly someone tackles her from behind. Her face was that of shock and surprise. But as soon as she hit the soft grass she lets out a shriek. The boy on top of her flipped her over and gave her a kiss.

Boy

Hey beautiful

Celeste

(smiling) You scared the shit outta me Jake!

She laughs and pushes Jake off of her.

Jake

Aw but you like it!

Two other voices of young guys come up from behind.

Guy #1

(drinking from what looks like a beer bottle) (takes a drink) Jesus get a friggin' room

Celeste

(laughing) It is always a pleasure to see you too, Sam

Jake

(gets up, is very tense) Sam

Sam

(smiles at Jake and winks at Celeste) Jake (raises an eye brow) You remember my friend Eric, right?

Eric

(looks at Celeste and smiles) I sure remember you.

Jake

(glares at Sam and Eric then grabs Celeste's hand)

Celeste

(steps away from Jake and towards Sam) Are you just gonna be selfish and not let anyone else have a drink?

Sam

(laughs and hands bottle to Celeste)

Celeste

(grabs bottle and takes a drink) (sighs) I have to get home soon (takes another drink)

Sam

(steps toward Celeste so now they are only a few inches apart) Daddy still at home?

Celeste

(smiles sadly) Daddy's always at home (turns to Jake) before I go I want to talk to you.

Jake

(breathes in) sure I'll walk you home

The night is very starry and there is a slight wind blowing.

Jake

(pulls jacket around tighter) What did you want to talk about

Celeste

(stops and sighs) You need to stop acting like I'm your girlfriend and you're my boyfriend, because frankly it is getting kind of annoying

Jake

(mouth opens a little) But I thought…

Celeste

(sounds annoyed, and waves her hands) No, no…don't think. I like you Jake I really do, and I know you like me. Which is all really cool. But honestly you don't know anything about me. (turns around and looks at lake, then turns back around and looks at Jake) Do you know why Sam asked me if my Daddy was home?

Jake

(shrugs) Friends?

Celeste

(smiles) Yeah I didn't think so. Do you even know when my birthday is?

Jake

(seems taken back) Um…well…

Celeste

(leans in and kisses Jake's cheek) Go home, Jake and I'll see you at school.

Celeste looks at Jake one more time. She turns to walk to her house.

In the house it is dark and smoky. In the living room there is an old and worn chair. A man is sitting in it, a cigarette is hanging loosely in his left hand while in his right is a half empty beer bottle.

Man in chair

You're late

Celeste

(glares at chair and tries to move past it)

Man in chair

(stands up. Grabs Celeste by her arm. Pushes her against wall. In process has dropped beer bottle. Beer bottle is broken. Beer also spills on Celeste)

His hair is balding and thin. His teeth are also rotting and from the face Celeste is making his breath probably smells like strong beer and cigars and cigs.

Celeste

(makes a disgusted face. Takes a hold of the man in chair's wrist and tries to push it back.) Let go of me Dad.

Dad

(Starts to kiss Celeste's neck. Makes a sloshing, sucking, licking sound.) No, my daughter I think I like you tight…(pulls away and laughs. The presses his lips against her neck) I mean right where you are.

Celeste

Daddy! Stop it! Now! (tries to kick and push him away)

The two are up against a wall. Celeste is screaming as her father keeps rubbing himself against her. The view changes to outside. Across the street Jake, Eric, and Sam are walking. The tension seemed to dwindled a little bit and all three boys were talking at once.

Jake

(laughing) So how long have you guys known Celeste

Sam

(Eric and Sam look at each other knowingly) Me since she was born. Eric not long after.

Jake

(looks puzzled) But when you guys came to the park you made it sound like Eric had just met Celeste.

Eric (smiles) When I first met Celeste I could never remember her name. I kept calling her Koe for some reason. So it's kinda like a inside joke thing

Jake (is about to say something bout is cut off by a scream)

Eric and Sam give each other knowing looks. All three boys stop and stare at the house.

Back in Celeste's house.

Celeste (still kicking and trying to get free) Get the hell off of me! NOW! (pushes back on wall and manages to throw her father off of her. Somehow in the struggle she got a cut on her face, from her cheekbone to her chin. She is crying. Her shirt was torn from her shoulder down to her bra starts. She is also wet. The table beside her had a glass of water on it and was spilled over. Her father also spilled beer on her. Her slick pony-tail was disarrayed and her eyes bloodshot. She slid down on the wall and hugged her knees.) Go away…just fucking go away! (she lifts her hands to cover her face)

Dad (he struggles for a moment to get his balance back and when he does he goes after his daughter again)

Celeste (sees father coming towards her. She screams and scrambles to get out of the way)

Dad (he is now charging at Celeste like a pro football player. He to, yells)

Celeste (she gets to her feet and starts to run down the hallway)

The camera slows down, making Celeste running looking more dramatic. Celeste keeps tripping. She hit's the wall a few times but pushes herself back. Her father is on her heels. He is banging on the wall with his fist while he's running. She reaches the door of her bedroom. Her hair is loose and slightly damp from the beer and the spilled water. Slamming into the door she opens it with one hand while looking over her shoulder. Screaming again she pushes herself through the door and turns (dramatic effect: when she turns to close the door the wet hair whips across her face) She attempts to lock the door but in the process of being scared she bumps into her dresser, and knocks the lamp over. Her dad knocks the door in and tackles her to the floor. Celeste kicks and screams. She reaches around franticly trying to find something to use as a weapon. She find the lamp that was knocked over, picks it up and knocks him on the head. Just as she pushes her unconscious father off of her Sam, Eric, and Jake run through the door. Celeste's pants were ripped at the pocket and around the thighs.

Celeste (she stands up and falls against the wall) Oh my god…oh my god! Is he dead? Jesus Christ oh my god! (she pushes her hair back with her hands and bends down by her fathers side. She attempts to touch him to see if he was dead or not but gets scared and stumbles back. She looks up, her tears running down her face that was coated with dirt from the floor and dried beer. Her voice cracks) Sam…Sam! OH MY GOD SAM HELP HIM! SOMEONE HELP HIM (dramatic effect: the camera violently pulls back through the house, past the living room. Celeste's voice yelling "help him" echoes throughout the, what seems like, the whole world. Camera then pulls into a birds eye view of the house)

A Tag line that says three days later appears on the screen

The four kids, Sam, Celeste, Jake, and Eric are sitting at the park where the story first started off. All kids look very solemn. Celeste is sitting on a swing, Eric on the swing next to her. Sam is sitting on top of the slide that is across from the swing sets. Jake is sitting on the bottom part of the slide.

Sam

(shields his eyes from the sun and looks at Sam)

What does the doctor have to say?

Celeste

(She stops swinging and looks at the ground)

The doctor? Oh…she says that he should be fine. He passes in and out of consciousness but should wake up soon.

(Celeste stands)

Guys…I…

Sam

(jumps down from slide and stands by Celeste)

Baby what's wrong?

Celeste

(opens mouth to start to speak. She looks down at the sand. Breathes in deep and starts to talk again)

I'm gonna be leaving

Jake

(Jake and Eric jump up from where they were sitting an protest at the same time)

No, God no Celeste what happened was not your fault.

Celeste

(holds up her hands) No, no, I know that. I just need time for me.

Sam

(steps away a little from the group)

How long are you gonna be gone for? (says in slight "I can't believe your doing this" tone)

Celeste

(steps toward Sam who in turns steps back. Celeste's hands dropped to her side)

I don't know.

Jake

(His eyes are downcast)

A few days, weeks, months?

Eric

A year?

Celeste

(turns around)

Well guys, I really don't know

Sam

(turns around)

What about school?

Celeste

I don't know

Sam

(glares at Celeste. Says in a slightly mocking tone)

You didn't plan this out very well did you Celeste?

Celeste

(stares at Sam in disbelief)

Sam I thought you of all people would be behind me in this.

Sam

(rolls his eyes)

Yeah well you guessed wrong. (looks pointedly at Celeste and narrows his eyes)

Again.

Celeste

(her chin quivers slightly. She breaths in deeply. She gives Eric and Jake both a hug and kiss on the cheek. She turns to Sam and smiles sadly)

Sam?

Sam

(he had turned around during the goodbyes. He still keeps his back to Celeste)

What?

Celeste

(eyes are tearing up)

Sam, please.

Sam

(keeps his back turn)

Celeste

(shakes head)

Goodbye then.

(walks away)

Eric

(when Celeste is out of view. Pushes Sam)

Man, what the hell is wrong with you!

Sam

(pushes back)

She's leaving Eric!

Jake

(rolls eyes) well yeah that's what she said

Eric and Sam

(both just stare in disbelief at him)

Eric

How long have you known Celeste, Jake?

Jake

Well since beginning of middle school. We had the same Spanish class.

Sam

(turns to Eric)

So only a year. That's fucking crazy, no wonder he doesn't give a shit.

Jake

What are you talking about?

Sam

(glares at Jake)

Forget it. Just go home.

(walks away)

Eric

(opens his mouth to say something, then looks at Sam, shakes head and runs after Sam.)

The view is now of Celeste sitting on the bench in high school. She brushes back a piece of hair that came loose. She smiles

Celeste

That was four years ago. When I got back from my little "vacation" (she uses her fingers as quotation marks. She looks off to the side and raises her eyebrows slightly) Things had defiantly changed. (she licks her lips, her eyes grow wide, and she sighs.)

As Celeste sighs the camera stays on her, but she is back to her younger self. Day turns into night. Although she's not at a high school she is standing outside in front of a house. She has changed. She seems more lean and fit. Her hair, which was long before, is now cut short. You can only tell because her pony tail curls inward and is bouncy. Her eyes have matured. They seem full of sadness and pain. She is dressed in tight black pants and tight red corset top. The house she is staring at is a 5 room, 3.5 bathroom beauty, looks like a mini Victorian. Celeste smiles slightly. A car turns into the street. Celeste gracefully slides back into the shadows, the people in the car never see her. She steps back under the lamp light and listens carefully. She can hear three people laughing. They are walking down the street. It's Sam, Eric, and Jake. It seems that they all now live in the house that Celeste is watching. They are tossing a hacky-sac around.

Jake

Ok, ok, ok…I'm really starved. Whose paying for pizza tonight?

(looks at Eric and Sam who in turn look at each other then back at Jake)

Oh no, no, no guys. I paid last time! No!

Eric

Dude, I just paid for the game tickets. Food is between you two.

(starts to walk to the park)

Celeste, not wanting to be seen quite yet tries to duck into the bushes. Eric though sees something move.

Eric

(lightly hits Sam on the back.)

Dude there's someone out there

Jake

It's that bum again

Sam

(looks around)

Probably a dog man, just leave it alone. Jake's gonna go and get some pizza.

Jake

(mouth opens like he's going to protest.)

Sam

Jake you're getting the damn pizza.

Jake

Fuck…fine. I'll be back in 15 minutes.

(walks away)

Sam

(walks toward the house, keys in hand. Turns to Eric who is still looking at the park)

Dude, you coming in?

Eric

(waves a hand at Sam)

Naw I'm just gonna take a walk for a bit. I'll be back before the pizza gets here.

Sam

(shrugs)

Suit yourself

(walks in and closes door)

Eric

(walks slowly closer to the park)

Celeste

(tries to make herself smaller)

Shit…

Eric

(at the park. He is squatting with his hand out)

Now mister what ever the hell you are. You sure anit a bum…and I don't know if you're a dog or not…so whatever come on it. Whatever the hell you are.

(stays in that position for a few moments…gets up and sits on swing)

Guess I'll just wait here till you decide I'm not going to hurt you.

(starts swinging)

Celeste

(smiles, the whispers)

You probably have bout five dogs in that house of yours that are stray, don't you?

Eric

(immediately stops swinging. He looks at the bushes with bewilderment)

The fuck?

Celeste

(still smiling)

I mean God, me and you…we couldn't keep away from stray animals on the street. It was nearly impossible. And animal shelters…God don't get me started.

Eric

(looks like he is about to have a heart attack)

Celeste?

Celeste

(stands up)

Unless you have done that with anyone else…well then I'd just be hurt…

(she pretends to pout)

Eric

(stands up, runs hand through hair. Laughs.)

My god…We thought you were…

Celeste

Dead?

Eric

Well yeah kind of.

Celeste

(walks toward Eric)

I'm no ghost

Eric

(looks Celeste over)

I can tell

(suddenly gets an excited look over him)

OMG we have to tell Sam!

Celeste

(shrinks back into the shadows)

Sam…Um…I think we should keep this between me and you for right now, Eric.

Eric

What? Why?

Celeste

You weren't suppose to see me…I was suppose to remain dead to you guys. Um…yeah…I just couldn't help myself. I mean

(starts to tear up)

I haven't seen you guys for 2 years and I just missed seeing you two and…

Eric

(reaches over and pulls Celeste into a hug)

Shhhh it's ok. I won't tell anyone I promise. Just…Sam misses you a lot. For a few months after you left, man, he was miserable. He was…never mind…You're here now, that's all that matters.

Celeste

Ya I know. Hey look, you need to get back to Sam…he'll wonder where you are.

(she smiles and pushes him playfully away)

Get a move on

Eric

(laughs and walks toward the house just as Jake turns the corner)

Hey.

Jake

Hey…who were you talking to?

Eric

Celeste…I do that sometimes when I miss her.

Jake

(looks over at the park again)

Oh…Do you think she's really dead?

Eric

(looks at park)

Something died…

Jake

What?

Eric

Nothing…I'm hungry what did you get on the pizza?

Jake

(walks into the house)

Everything.

The house is just as big as it looks on the outside. In the living room there is a rather big flat screen TV and a couch that takes up most of the room. Across from the living room there is the a HUGE kitchen. It has a island in the middle of it. Sam is there nursing a bottle of beer. His eyes are glazed over. Eric looks at Jake and nudges him into the dining room. The dining room is less formal then the rest of the house. All that was there was a oversized table and very comfortable looking chairs. Jake set the pizza box in the middle of the table and plopped down on one of the chairs. Eric glances wordily at Sam.

Sam

(mumbles and stares out the window)

This was the day her dad raped her.

Eric

Jake maybe you should go grab some beers from the market…

(stares at Sam)

Jake

(rolls his eyes and walks out door)

Eric

Sam…you gotta stop killing yourself over this. It happened, there is nothing you can do to change it.

Sam

(sharply pivots to face Eric. Looks angry)

He's alive Eric! HE'S ALIVE AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF SHE IS! When the doctor said her dad would live…she left, disappeared…it's been YEARS…YEARS Eric! She could be dead!

Eric

(stares at park)

I don't think she is dead, Sam. She's alive. We would know if she was dead or not.

Sam

(turns back around and takes a swing of the beer)

Sure whatever you say, man.

The view changes and you see Celeste standing in the shadows looking at Sam. Tears are rolling down her cheeks and one hand covers her mouth to stop the sobs.

Celeste

Oh God…Sam…

You go back to Celeste sitting on the bench again. She is softly crying.

Celeste

Not running up to him that day. Was so hard…Over the next few weeks I stayed in this cheap motel, I got to hear people doing the nasty…yeah that was just great fun

(rolls eyes)

Anyway Eric had been stopping by the motel since that day, he brought me food and stuff. When he found out about the other side of me, he wasn't too happy…