CHAPTER 10- AFRAID IN THE MOONLIGHT

Scene 1 - That night at about 11:30, Maddy was in her room, just laying on her bed as always, then walked to her bedroom window and went out it. She thought some fresh air would do her good. She took off walking down the sidewalk.

MADDY
(to herself; kicking a can)
This is stupid.

She ran and kicked the can even farther.

MADDY
(mad; sad)
I wish that I never went to that party!… But I did and I admit that's the stupidest thing I've ever done.

She walked to the curb and sat down. A few minutes later someone comes in her distance. They had a black hooded sweatshirt on. She couldn't see their face because of the hood.

MADDY
Who are you?

They didn't answer and kept coming closer.

She got up and backed away.

MADDY
(frightened)
You know what?… I don't wanna know!

She took off running… but they caught up and grabbed her. She screamed.

MADDY
Get off me!…

She knocked off their hood.

MADDY
Jake?

JAKE
(laughs)
Ha-ha!… You were really freaked!

MADDY
(mad)
You almost gave me a heart attack, you idiot!… By the way, why are you out?

JAKE
(smiles; shrugs)
Just enjoying the night. What about you?

MADDY
Just trying to get some things off my mind.

She sat back down on the curb.

JAKE
I know it's none of my business, but what happened?

MADDY
(big sigh)
You wouldn't understand.

Jake sat down beside her.

JAKE
(shakes head yes)
Yes, I would. You know, Maddy, I was really scared when I seen you lying on the floor.

MADDY
(little smile)
You were?

JAKE
Yeah. I was worried about you, sis. I know that I argue with you, but that doesn't mean I hate you. I love you and I wouldn't know what to do if you were gone.

MADDY
(smiles)
I think that's the sweetest and nicest thing you ever said to me.
She hugged him tight.

JAKE
(weird face)
Uh, Maddy, you're choking me.

She loosen up her grip, but she still was hugging him.

… … … Just then there was a sound that made them jump. They looked around, but there was nothing to be found.

Scene 2 A few minutes later, they seen someone fly out of the bushes and went facedown onto the sidewalk.

MADDY and JAKE
What the heck?!

Jake walked to them. He got down on his knees and tapped them on the shoulder.

JAKE
Dude, you okay?

The person just groaned as they tried to get up, but they fell back down.

MADDY
(worried look)
O.J.?

She walked to them to get a closer look, and yes it was O.J. She got down on the ground and hugged him.

MADDY
(cries)
O.J., what happened?

Someone came out from the bushes and went to Maddy. She seen their shadow that was made from the street light, and looked behind her.

MADDY
(eyes widen)
Bryan?!

BRYAN
(smiles)
That's right, sweetheart.

MADDY
(mad and confused)
Yeah, right!

BRYAN
(comes closer to her)
You know, Maddy, you told, and do you know what that means?

She was too afraid to speak.

BRYAN
(even closer; grabs arm)
Answer me, damn it!

Scene 3 She tried to get her arm loose, but he kept gripping tighter. She was crying.

JAKE
(goes to him)
Leave my sister alone!

BRYAN
(looks at him; laughs)
What you gonna do about it? You're only a kid!

JAKE
(grinds teeth; mad)
Yeah, I might be, but I can kick your anus!

Bryan shoved Maddy onto the ground and went to him.

BRYAN
I'd like to see.

JAKE
(glaring eyes)
Come on then! You shouldn't treat a lady like that!

He dazed off to Teaulrita and how he said those things to her.

BRYAN
(confused)
What's your deal? Are we going to do this or what?!

JAKE
(snaps out of it)
Let's get this over with.

He swung at him and almost hit him in the face.

BRYAN
(laughs)
Is that your best shot?

He shoved and made him fall to the ground, then kicked him.

… … A few minutes later, O.J. jumped on Bryan's back and made him fall, then started chocking him. He was swearing like a crazy person.

Scene 4… Red and blue lights came in the distance. It was the police. Maddy and Jake ran and hid behind a tree. O.J. was still fighting.

The police pulled up and one of them got out of the car. They walked to O.J. and Bryan was lying on the ground.

OFFICER TED
What's seems to be the problem here?

O.J. looked at them and his eyes got wider. He took off running, then came back because he thought it wasn't worth it.

O.J.
Look, officer, he done something to my girlfriend. That's why we're fighting. I swear and that is a promise.

OFFICER TED
(shakes head yes)
I thank you for being honest, but I'm afraid I have to take you guys down to the station.

O.J.
What? Can't you just give us a warning?… (PAUSES) Wait, give me a warning. Take him, because he hurt my girlfriend.

OFFICER TED
What did he do to her?

O.J. was about to answer, but Maddy came out behind from the tree.

MADDY
(gulps; scared)
Well, he…

BRYAN
(lifts head off ground; groans)
Don't say it!

OFFICER TED
(looks at him)
Sir, don't interrupt.

Maddy was quiet. She didn't know what to do; tell or don't tell. She had her chance, but she was scared.

OFFICER TED
(to Maddy)
Ma'am, what did he do to you?

MADDY
(talking really fast)
He raped me.

She was scared, but didn't think twice about what she just said.

Everyone was quiet for a moment… … then Bryan got up and tackled Maddy. They fell to the ground. Officer Ted came rushing over and grabbed him by the shirt.

OFFICER TED
Dude, what were you thinking?… Come on, you're going with me!

He slapped handcuffs on him and threw him in the cop car. For the first time in two weeks, Maddy cracked a smile. She knew that she was safe from him now.

OFFICER TED
(to Maddy)
Ma'am, he won't be bothering you no more. You did the right thing.

OFFICER TED
(to O.J.)
Sir, I'm going to give you a warning, because I know you were just trying to protect your friend.

O.J. just sighed. He felt so relieved.

Officer Ted got in his car and drove off with the sirens on.

MADDY
(smiles; to O.J.)
Thanks.

O.J.
Don't mention it. Anything for you, babe.

He gave her a passionate kiss.

JAKE
Aw! How sweet!… I wish I had a girlfriend that I could kiss. I feel left out.

He dazed off to Teaulrita again. He was so in love with her.

FADES


A/N- That's how far I apparently got... This was the weirdest/stupid-ish story I ever written... Just wanted to share. :P