EXT. On the streets of New York -- NIGHT

DAN

[On his phone] I haven't found him Nick. Yeah, everywhere. [Looks up.] I'm outside of his building. [Pauses] I'm not going to wait out here too long. He won't- [Stops talking. Squints at building.] Hold on. I'll call you back. [Hurries his way across the street and into the building.]

Once inside, He speaks soundlessly with the desk man before running to the elevator. It doesn't come fast enough so he heads for the stairs. Three flights later he comes out into Joshua's floor, heading to room 323. The door is ajar. Quick extreme close-up onto Dan's horrified face. He pushes the door open onto NOAH BRADY, 28, who is on his way out. Dan grabs him. Noah jolts and tries to escape. They grapple and fight but eventually Noah slips away. Dan, out of breath, turns and enters the apartment. Joshua is lying on the ground, grabbing a wound. There is a knife next to him, bloodied. Joshua looks up at Dan, his eyes wide.

JOSHUA

You were right Danny.

DAN

Shit. [He flings the door shut behind him and runs to Joshua. He tries to stop the bleeding] Josh, Jesus. Oh shit-

JOSHUA

I'm going to die Danny! [He clutches at Dan's jacket and laughs weakly. Josh stop LAUGHING you DERP] I'm going to fucking die!

DAN

Calm down Josh, we can get you to the hospital or something I mean...fuck! [His attempts to make the blood stop fail. There is blood all over his hand.] Josh, what happened?

JOSHUA

I don't know Dan, he was just here, and he was from Ganymede and I don't know but Dan, you gotta listen. [Pulls Dan closer.] There's this girl. Jane. She knows too. You gotta find her. Her number's in my phone, okay? Keep her safe, okay? Dan?

DAN

Yeah yeah Josh, I hear you I hear you. It's gonna be okay, I'll find her. Goddammit why are you bleeding so fucking much?!

JOSHUA

Danny, stop! Look at me! [He pulls on Dan's jacket again to make him look him in the eye] The money. I have most of it still. Use it. Get out of here. Get her out of here, okay? I want you guys to be safe. My number and everything is in my wallet, transfer all the money to one of your accounts or something- just promise me you'll use it to keep her safe!

DAN

Y-yeah Josh. [He's choking up a little] Yeah I got it. Oh Jesus, Josh-

JOSHUA

Yeah, I know. You told me so, eh? Dan, you're the smart one. I shoulda listened. Shit. [Leans against Dan's shoulder] Dying sucks man.

DAN

Josh?

Joshua dies.

DAN

Josh?..... Josh?... Joshua?! Joshie?! Fuck, Josh, Josh! [Shaking him a little] Goddammit! Don't do this to me!

Dan cradles Josh's body, trying not to cry. Today has been a shitty day.

EXT. ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK -- LATER

Dan is across the street from Joshua's building. There are police cars and sirens everywhere. Dan sniffs, rolls his shoulders, and walks down the street. He pulls out Joshua's phone as he walks and clicks through menus.

DAN

Jane. Okay. I can find her. I can do that. [He presses a button and puts the phone to his ear.]

DAN

Hello? [Pause] Is this Jane? [Pause] Good. I'm a friend of Josh's. He's dead. [Pause] Yeah. I know. [Pause] He told me to find you. You know something. [Pause] Yeah. That's what got him. [Pause] Yeah, I can meet you. Where? [Pause] Alright. I'll be there in fifteen minutes. [Pause] Goodbye. [Hangs up]

Dan looks at the phone for awhile, then looks up. He looks at the scene of ambulances and police in front of Joshua's building. His mouth twitches, before he looks away and hurried off down the street.

INT. Cafe -- LATER

Dan is sitting at a table across from JANE SMITHINGS, 29. Both look tired, like they've been there for a long time speaking of depressing things. Interestingly enough, that's exactly what happened.

Jane

That's what happened.

DAN

You were with him the entire time?

JANE

More or less.

DAN

And the guys you sold it to?

JANE

I got info this morning that they're dead. God, why didn't I tell Joshua? [Rubs her face]

DAN

[Ruffles his hair] He wouldn't have listened. He didn't listen to me anyway.

JANE

But he would have listened to me if he knew our men were dead. [Sighs and drops her head onto the table.]

DAN

, I've known Josh for a very long time. He trusted me. If anyone could have made him leave, it would have been me. He didn't listen to me. [Hesitates before putting a hand on her hand] There's nothing you could have done.

JANE

[Looks up. Weak smile] Jane, please. And thank you. But I think I'll be carrying this "what if" for awhile.

DAN

[Nods and removes his hand.]

There is an awkward pause between them. Dan looks out the window and Jane looks at her cup. Jane clears her throat eventually.

JANE

Now what?

DAN

[Looks at her] Josh told me where to find all his bank info. I'll transfer all his money to my account and we'll use it to get you out of here. He asked me to.

JANE

He asked you to take care of me? [Frowns]

DAN

Not in those words. He....just asked me to stick by you. Just in case.

JANE

I'll be fine by myself.

DAN

That's what Josh thought. [They stare each other down.]

JANE

[Bites her nails] Okay. Okay, you're right. Two is better than one in this case. So? Where to?

DAN

Out of New York, certainly. Probably out of the country.

JANE

That's a given. I meant right now. We can't afford to stay in a public place like this for too long.

DAN

We should stick together. I've been seen with you and probably Josh, and you're directly involved. Either of us could be targets.

JANE

So we need to share a place until we can get out?

DAN

I think so.

JANE

[Stands up] I'm living in a hotel right now. Unless you want to stay there-

DAN

No, no. [Stands] I have a spare room. Hotels are too open. At least my place has a security guy.

JANE

[Smiles]

DAN

[Extends his hand] Are you ready Jane?

JANE

[Takes it and shakes his hand] I think so.

They smile at each other, then release hands.

JANE

I'm going to go back to my hotel and get my things.

DAN

Alright. I'm going to extend some feelers, see if I can get us a ride out of here.

JANE

I'll see what I can do as well. What's you address?

DAN

Here. [Grabs a napkin and a pen and scribbles down his address. He then hands this to Jane.] Come here as soon as you can.

Jane nods and exits the cafe. Dan exits the cafe on her heels.

INT. DAN'S APARTMENT -- Late evening

Dan returns to his now locked apartment in despair. His attempts to find someone to get them out of NY have been fruitless. He unlocks the door, not remembering that he didn't lock it when he left this afternoon. He opens it on MARTIN HARRISON, 30, who is standing in his living room in an impeccable suit and a light smile. Dan stares.

DAN

Who the h-

MARTIN

Daniel Macarthur?

DAN

[Suspicious] No.

MARTIN

[Smiles] Yes, you are.

DAN

Who are you, exactly? [Closes door behind him.]

MARTIN

Martin. I was a friend of Joshua's.

DAN

Most people seem to be these days.

MARTIN

He used to sell me information on my marks.

DAN

You're a con?

MARTIN

Yessir, I am. [Extends hand for a hand shake]

DAN

[Walks past Martin, not looking at him] Why are you here? [Rubs forehead] How did you get in here? Answer that first.

MARTIN

I picked the lock. For an informant, you have poor security.

DAN

Ex-informant. What are you doing here besides to inform me of what's wrong with my apartment's locks?

MARTIN

[Doesn't move, even his head] You need to leave New York?

DAN

[Hesitates] Yes.

MARTIN

I can get you out.

DAN

How?

MARTIN

I'm good at what I do.

DAN

...Do you intend to con us out of the country?

MARTIN

[Side view of Martin's down turned face. Zoom, we see him smile] In a sense.

DAN

You'll have to pardon me if I don't trust you right away.

MARTIN

I understand. [Martin turns to face Dan, the smile still on his lips] But honestly Daniel- You don't have time. And you have no choices right now except for me.

Martin and Dan gaze at each other. Martin continues to smile in a zen manner while Dan's eyes narrow. He takes in Martin's form as if examining him will help Dan decide if he is trustworthy.

DAN

[Sighs deeply] Okay. Okay. If you have a plan, I'll listen.

MARTIN

[Beams] Wonderful. I have an idea, but I'll have it perfect by tomorrow. I'll have all the details by one. [Turns to leave]

DAN

Well, you know where to find me.

MARTIN

[Turns his head as he reaches for the door knob and grins] That's it Danno. Keep your humor. That's what's going to keep you alive. [Exits]

DAN

[Sighs and walks to his chair, where he sits down and puts his face in his hands] I hope Josh has good taste in conmen.