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The Price To Pay


The Price to Pay




By

Eugene Carmen


FADE IN:

INT: WALFORD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OWNERíS OFFICE - DAY

Pete Walford, an older man with thinning gray hair on his head as well as his neatly trimmed beard and mustache and skin of leather from a long unsheltered relationship with the sun and a poor, always on the go diet, he sits at his desk eating a burger, a huge mound of chili cheese fries and a diet soda to wash it all down.

The office walls dťcor are in poor taste with Penthouse and Playboy centerfolds everywhere, this is a reflection of Peteís personality overwhelmed by his insecurities and the strongest vice in his life, an insatiable appetite for women.

The intercom on the phone buzzes; Pete answers it as he chews on a mouth full of fries.

PETE

Yes, what, interrupts todayís lunch?

RECEPTIONIST

Yes sir, there is a Miss Tabkins here to see you.

PETE

Tabkins, Tabkins, Why does that name sound familiar?

RECEPTIONIST

I donít know sir.

PETE

I wasnít asking you, just thinking out loud.

RECEPTIONIST

Yes sir, would like to see her? Or should I tell her to come back at a more convenient time? She said it is very urgent.

PETE

Thatís one thing about life, itís all urgent. Send her in; I am wondering why her last name sounds familiar.

RECEPTIONIST

Yes sir.


There is a knock at the door.

Pete

Come in and shut the door behind you.


Officer Tabkins enters the office and shuts the door behind her. She takes a look around and sees the paper fantasies on the walls.

PETE

I am not one to beat around the bush.

What was the receptionist doing when you were directed to my office?

Miss TABKINS

She was getting out a pack of smokes, a lighter from her desk drawer and had her cell phone in her hand.

PETE

You know I get tired of people taking advantage of my good nature. I am going to can her ass; I donít pay her to smoke. Yet, she tells her people and everyone that is hired, donít get caught smoking during unauthorized breaks.

Pete waitís a few minutes, then pages the receptionist.

RECEPTIONIST

Yes, sir.

PETE

You and Phyllis come in my office, I want you here yesterday.


There is a knock on the door.

PETE

Come in.

KATREENA

Miss Tabkins, could you please excuse us.


Miss Tabkins starts to get up from her chair.

PETE

You donít have to leave, just stay there, this wonít take long.


Pete calls security and waits for them, in a couple of minutes; an armed guard is the office.

PETE

Well Katreena, one of you have been ripping off my company.

KATREENA

I will have her dismissed immediately.

PETE

Who said it was her?

KATREENA

Sir, I have never ripped off a single item.

PETE

Sure you have, every time you take an unauthorized smoke break. Okay David, escort Katreena to her desk and watch her clean it out, then see that she leaves the property with zero trouble. Phyllis, you are now the head receptionist, I hope you make the most of it.

KATREENA

You are making a big mistake.

PETE

The only mistake I made was keeping your ass around here so long, you know they are hiring at the asbestos factory if cancer is your career goal. Get out of my office and building.


Both females and the security guard leave the office, the security guard shuts the office door behind him.

PETE

Now where were we?

Miss TABKINS

I am here because my dad sent me to see if you could help him and I get out of a situation we are in.

PETE

Whoís your dad?

MISS TABKINS

Charles Tabkins.

PETE

Thatís why your name sounds so familiar. Where is Charles now?

OFFICER TABKINS

I have him in hiding, the mafia is after him, and he owes them big money.

PETE

How much?

OFFICER TABKINS

250,000 dollars.

PETE

I just canít hand over that kind of money. What will it take to buy some time for your dad?


MISS TABKINS

15,000 would pay for a couple of weeks. The first payment is due next week.

He said that if he was ever in a bind, he could come to you for help. He said that you are the only true friend he has.

PETE

How did he ever get involved with the mafia?

MISS TABKINS

A gambling debt at one of their casinos.

PETE

You look like an able-bodied young woman, why donĎt you moonlight as a prostitute and earn the money?

MISS TABKINS

Iím a cop, are you kidding?

PETE

How far are you willing to go to help your father?


OFFICER TABKINS

I will do absolutely anything to save him and me; he promised the mafia they could have me if he was unable to pay.

Pete instructs Officer Tabkins to remove her shirt and her skirt, she does so without hesitation.

Pete marvels and begins to sweat, as his birth control glasses slide down the bridge of his nose, he salivates over her well packaged body, noticing the transparent bra and thong she has on.

PETE

Turn around in a circle very slowly.


Pete watches intently as she does a 360.

PETE

Okay, you can put your clothes back on.

OFFICER TABKINS

What was that all about?

PETE

I have to protect my interests; I wanted to make sure you werenít wired.

OFFICER TABKINS

I donít understand.

PETE

Are you willing to soil that badge of yours?

OFFICER TABKINS

I donít know, being a cop has been a lifelong dream of mine.

PETE

Well take one of my cards and think about it. If you donít mind, I have a lot of work to do.

OFFICER TABKINS

Thank you for your time.


Officer Tabkins gets up and leaves, shutting the office door behind her.

EXT. WALFORD CONSTRUCTION - LATE AFTERNOON

Officer Tabkins paces back and forth as she looks at the business card and her hands shake like a crack addict looking for her next fix.

She calls Pete back on her cell phone, takes out a pen and a pocket notebook.

After writing down some things Pete was telling her, she puts away her notebook and bends over, hanging on to the rear driverís side trunk area as she expels her breakfast onto the gravel lot.

She gets into her sedan and leaves the area.

INT. HYPOCRATES MARBLE INC. OWNERíS OFFICE - EARLY EVENING

A black man on top of a white woman both naked, having sex on a blanket spread across the carpeted floor.

The man lays motionless on top of the woman after she finishes making him feel like a man.

He removes himself from inside her, gets up and puts on his underwear.

The woman with skin so pale, fortifies the dim lighting in the room.

The man takes out two glasses, adds some ice and pours a little scotch in each glass and hands one to the woman.

MAN

Hereís to us, two inflatable sex dolls with no emotional connection.

WOMAN

I told you before, I didnít want any emotions involved. You make me feel good and I make you feel good.

Woman stands up, grabs her clothes and begins dressing.

MAN

We have been seeing each other for quite sometime, canĎt we enjoy a little heartfelt triumph between us?

WOMAN

Are we still on for tomorrow night, same place same time?

MAN

I value any time you can share with me.


Womanís cell phone rings, she looks at the caller id.



WOMAN

Thatís my husband, Iíve got to go, and I promised him a night out just the two of us.


Woman kisses man goodbye and walks toward the door.

MAN

I love you.


Woman leaves without a reaction. A couple of minutes later she returns.

WOMAN

You need to come outside, something happened.


Man and woman go outside.

EXT. HYPOCRATES MARBLE INC. - SUNSET

The manís pickup front windshield smashed in. There is a note taped to the drivers side window, there are two words on the note in all capital letters, EVERYBODY PAYS.



MAN

Son of a bitch! I canít believe someone would do something like this.

WOMAN

I guess you really pissed someone off.

MAN

Everybody Pays, what the hell is that supposed to mean?

WOMAN

I donít know, do you want me to stick around?

MAN

No, go ahead and go, I will see you tomorrow night.


Woman kisses the man goodbye again. The man gets out his cell phone and calls his insurance company to report the incident and to get someone out where he is to replace the windshield.

INT. THE PAVLOVĎS DAWGS - DAY

Pete Walford sits at his usual booth inside the strip bar sipping on a large mug of beer and picking out of a basket of greasy fries. This is his regular watering hole after another day of construction.

The two pool tables are occupied by strippers dancing on them to the song Streamline. Cigarette smoke, stale beer, whiskey, belches and farting add to the smell and character of the establishment.

A local woman called the ďQueen of the GhettoĒ jet black straight hair and a non-existent body shape, but had the ideal lips designed for the business she was in. She approaches Pete and begins to move her hand toward his penis, offers him a blowjob for 25 dollars.

Pete grabs her wrist to stop her; as she bends over, she reveals what she lacks inside her ragged crop top and has a very noticeable camel toe from her Daisy Dukes.


PETE

Iíve already got that department covered.

She walks away to approach another man and is seen leaving with him in the background.


As Pete sits there, he looks around observing the horny men, young and old, all goo goo eyed. Salivating over the table top artists. They stand in their business suits, others in just plain clothes, at the sides of the pool tables observing the two women. Both women now stripped down to their thongs and the tape over the nipples. Men eagerly tucking ones in the stripperís thongs.

Pete gets up to go take a leak. When he comes back, sees a young woman approaching his booth he notices the shapely, scorching body and the perfect lines of her face, he realizes it is Officer Tabkins. She sits down across from him.

Pete is smiling as he slides an envelope to her.



OFFICER TABKINS

Very classy place to meet.

PETE

I have been coming here for the last three years each day after work. Besides, no one here gives a shit who walks in or out the door, look at the wretched souls, they will go home to a house full of rug rats or a nagging wife and try to explain where their weekly paycheck is. Most of them would rather be here than anywhere else. Most of these animals have been coming here before I made my debut.

PETE

Inside the envelope is the 15,000 and some instructions on what I need done now. Donít waste any time, I want this problem eradicated tonight.

OFFICER TABKINS

May I ask a favor?

PETE

What?

OFFICER TABKINS

Could you deliver the money, I feel like I am being violated every time I see the kingpin sniffing around looking for his next payment.

Pete orders another beer for himself and offers Officer Tabkins a drink.

PETE

What is your poison?

OFFICER TABKINS

A straight double Jack.

Pete tells the waitress to give her one.

Officer Tabkins chokes down a swallow of the Double Jack.

PETE

After I visit the kingpin tomorrow, I own you and that badge you represent.

The next day, Pete stops at an address that Officer Tabkins gave him to find the kingpin, Kim Sing Lee.

The house is a three story red brick, dark tinted windows with metal bars. Wrought iron 8 foot perimeter fence with a high voltage warning and guard dog on premises signs posted.

Cameras mounted to the outside of the house at every possible angle to monitor any activity on or near the property.

Pete is buzzed in, sizes up an armed guard Samoan, long hair pulled back in a pony tail. His size is equivalent to a large chest freezer and a growling Doberman escort Pete to talk to Mr. Kim. After a thorough pat down, the Chest Freezer grunts as he nudges Pete forward.

INT. KIM SING LEEíS HOME - DAY

The room is poorly supplied with lighting. There is a faint smell of incense and harpsichord music is playing in the background.

Mr. Kimís face is long and thin, a scar is present on the right side of his face.

He is wearing just a towel around his waist, soaking his feet in a stainless steel bowl and has a joint hanging from his lips.

A naked young white female enters the room lies down on her back on the floor just below where Mr. Kim is sitting. Mr. Kim removes his feet from the water and places them on the girlís abdomen. The girl grabs some lotion next to the stainless steel bowl and begins to massage Mr. Kimís feet.

There is a second young female, black and naked lying on top of a table with a couple lines of cocaine running from her neck to her pubic area.

Mr. Kim running his feet along the girlĎs naked body under them, initiates the conversation.

MR. KIM

Welcome to the silent room, absolutely sound proof. America is definitely the land of opportunity.

With money, you can pay to have anyone do anything you want, this girl for example, here under my feet, her father had to settle a debt, she was the money he used to pay the debt in full when she was 16, and she has been my foot rest for three years now.

PETE

How much was the debt?

MR. KIM

18,000 dollars, instead of giving his life, he gave me his daughterís. The same man is in debt with me again; soon I will own his other daughter and wife, or a body part.

Pete looks over at the table.


PETE

What about the girl with the cocaine lines?

MR. KIM

I took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina to see this girl from the female black market trade letters that are circulated throughout the United States to a few privileged people of power and wealth such as myself. You know I would not be shocked if some celebrities are closet customers.

On the eve of her 17th birthday, I rented her from her parents for a night on the condition that if I liked her attributes, I would purchase her from them. Such as you would a car, only she was much cheaper.

PETE

How much did you pay for her?

MR. KIM

A yearís supply of pork, chicken and greens.

Mr. Kim offers Pete a line of cocaine or a joint.

PETE

No thanks.

MR. KIM

No one refuses an offer from me.

I must insist you partake in one of these pleasures?

PETE

Personally, I donít like Asians. And it seems to me, you donít either. You have a white girl for your foot rest and a black girl for your cocaine.

The Chest Freezer grabs Pete.

Mr. Kim motions the Chest Freezer, who Mr. Kim calls Coffin to let Pete loose.


MR. KIM

I believe all Asians are the superior race of humans. I would not have one below me in life, except maybe those screwed up Asians who have poisoned their blood with another race. Enough manners, letís get down to business.

Pete hands an envelope containing the 15,000 dollars to Mr. Kim.


PETE

This is to bring Mr. Tabkins up to date on his payments and I will keep him current as long as his daughter does some favors for me from time to time.

MR. KIM

Mr. Tabkins has already agreed to give me his daughter if a payment is missed.

PETE

For those who do not have collateral such as a daughter and they cannot pay, what happens then?

Mr. Kim raises his hand, the lights come on. Pete looks around noticing trophy cases running parallel 18Ē from the ceiling wrapping completely around the room, except the break at the door. Inside the cases is a collection of body parts perfectly preserved. One of the cases contains a head.

MR. KIM

Does this satisfy your curiosity?

PETE

Very much so.

MR. KIM

It is always good to have a dirty cop on your payroll. I know his daughter is a cop, this is your leverage to use her position to your advantage.

Pete departs after snorting some cocaine off the girlĎs naked body and looks at her from head to toe.

Pete turns to look at Mr. Kim one more time as he uses his left hand to remove the residue from his nose, then wipes his hand on his jeans.



PETE

Nice table cloth.

Mr. Kim nods and smiles.

MR. KIM

See you in two weeks with another payment. Remember, one missed payment and she becomes my most recent property.

Pete calls Officer Tabkins from his cell phone outside the KingpinĎs residence.

PETE

That crazy cat eating bastard has plans for you, in a way he hopes I do miss a payment so he can have you.

What?

Yeah youíre right, I think he is obsessed with obtaining your pink slip.

EXT- TRUCK STOP, SIOUX CITY, IA - DARK- EARLY AM HOURS

A man comes out of the truck stop yelling.

MAN

My truck! Someone is stealing my truck!

An officer is in the truck stop having some coffee, hurries outside to the police car in pursuit of the

stolen gravel truck.

EXT. Motel - NIGHT

A man in a black sedan is parked on the far end of the motel, the glow from a cigarette is shown through the windshield , and the wipers come on occasionally to remove the condensation. Being very vigilant, he continuously watches room twelve where a red Volkswagen Jetta and a Charcoal Gray Chevy 1500 are parked.

Man in sedan throws the remaining part of the cigarette out the driverís side window and calls a number on his cell phone.

MAN IN SEDAN

Yes sir, they are here at their usual rendezvous location. It beats the hell out of me, why always room 12 and at the sleaziest motel in the whole city. The plan is already in motion as we speak. It will work because they have been so predictable with their nocturnal activities. Should anything go wrong, we always finish what we started.

INT. MOTEL ROOM TWELVE

The room is cheaply supplied; it reinforces itself as a place for a quick bump in the night. This such the case in the poor lighting and The 13Ē black and white TV that is currently on with the test pattern humming.

The man and woman who had the office interlude are at it again. They are creatures of habit, only the positions they have sex in are different.

The sweat glistens from their bodies as the woman removes herself from on top of the man.

They both get in the shower together, wash each other clean to expel any scent of sex. They stand in the bathroom and dry each other off, then enter back in the main room.

Woman begins to speak as she slips on her black above the knees skirt.

WOMAN

Where are my panties?


Asking this while she slips on her bra.

The man stands in his towel and hands the panties to her after sniffing them.

The man grabs the woman and kisses her cleavage before she buttons her shirt.


WOMAN (cont)

Well I have to go home to him.


The man lights a cigarette and speaks in between drags.



MAN

When can I see you again?

WOMAN (evading the question)

I had a weird dream the other night. It was you and I and the girls were walking. I had a dog leash and at the end of it was a bulldog. I donít even like bulldogs.

MAN

Well I am not going to analyze the bulldog in the dream, but us together will happen some time in the future.

Woman finishes buttoning her blouse, takes a drag off the manís cigarette and blows it back in the manís mouth.


EXT. OUTSIDE ROOM 12 - NIGHT

The man and woman exit the room, they both get in their vehicles, the woman starts up her car and turns up the tunes, (Highway to Hell is playing) and exits out of the motel parking lot leaving her lover and room twelve behind.

The man starts up his truck (The song Strange Fruit is playing) begins to back up and feels resistance from his truck. He gets out and notices the 2 back tires are flat, the word shit falls from his lips.

The man in the sedan makes another phone call.

MAN IN SEDAN

She just left, sheĎs by herself, the flat tires didnĎt work, sorry, but sometimes life rains wrenches and skulls are cracked.

Woman turns right on the main street.

The man from room 12 calls Triple A on his cell phone at the motel parking lot.

At the very next light, the traffic light is green just as the woman is midpoint through the intersection, the stolen gravel truck comes barreling down the street being pursued by the police with the siren full blast. The gravel truck runs the red light.

The woman looks in the direction of the siren, all she sees is the silver reflection of the bulldog mounted on the hood of the truck. The car is t-boned at the driverĎs side door, her car spins in into a light pole.

The officer stops the pursuit to help the woman.

The womanís head is slumped over the steering wheel, the horn playing that melancholy tune of a lifeless body slumped over a steering wheel. The blood is hard to differentiate from the fiery red hair as they mingle together.

The officer notices her seatbelt is not fastened, so she reaches in to fasten it. After fastening the seatbelt the officer calls for an ambulance.

When the ambulance arrives, she is pronounced dead at the scene and is identified as Kathy Walford.

The policeman calls the Walford residence and speaks to Kathyís husband.

INT. THE WALFORD RESIDENCE - NIGHT

The husband picks up the phone after the third ring.

HUSBAND

HelloÖ.this is him, only one huh? Did you fasten her seat belt? Good job on that air bag.

The husbandís stepdaughter, Marcie, wearing her gym shorts and a MADD tee shirt walks in the kitchen, He quickly changes his emotional tone and body language.

HUSBAND

What, oh my God, no, no, this canít be happening.

Marcie-

Whatís the matter dad?

The husband covers the phone.

HUSBAND

Itís your mom; sheís been in an accident.

MARCIE

Letís go to the hospital, come on dad, letís go.

The husband just stands transfixed after hanging up the phone.

Marcie crying and pleading.

MARCIE

Come on dad, as she pulls on his pajama sleeve.

HUSBAND

SheĎs gone, she was killed instantly.

EXT. Floyd Cemetery - DAY

Clouds dominate the sky to remind everyone why they are present. Monday morning keeps its reputation as the worst day of the week, today it is cursed for a womanís funeral. Friends and family stand at the graveside to mourn and pay their final respects to Kathy Walford; before her body becomes part of natureĎs sometimes vicious circle.

The cemetery empties as everyone cycles through, except Marcie and Pete.

Marcieís best friend Kristy, and her dad approach to pay their respects.

Pete and Marcie are standing by the flower laden casket of Kathy.

Kristyís dad extends out his hand to introduce himself to Pete, as Bob Jackson.

The husband returns the introduction in a courteous manner to Bob, I am Pete Walford.

Bob offers his condolences from himself and his daughter, Kristy.

PETE

Take a walk with me, Bob.

( Marcie and Kristy walk in the opposite direction toward their fatherís vehicles)

As soon as Pete sees that he and Bob are out of listening range, Pete stops abruptly faces Bob with a look of ill humor, with a slight smile of satisfaction on his face begins to speak to Bob.


PETE

I know youíve been screwing my wife at that roach motel in room 12. She is where she deserves to be, I bet she is trying to find a way to screw the devil out of some real estate in hell or something of value down there.

Watch your back you son of a bitch! I have your number. Everybody pays, Bob.


Pete walks away in the direction of the vehicles, leaving Bob standing there speechless and stunned from what just transpired.


Marcie gives Kristy a hug goodbye.

Forward six years.

INT. St. OLIVEĎS MERCY HOSPITAL, FEMALE LOCKER ROOM - DAY

Kristy is changing into her black spandex pants, a wife beater shirt and a hooded sweatshirt over it. Marcie watches her every move. After the show from Kristy, Marcie changes into her street clothes.

Both girls are very well equipped with every option available from Godís factory, no standard equipment on these two.

They are two candy stripers who would be a pleasant sight to any sick male in the hospital.

The only difference between the two Kristy is half black half fillipina with a perfect naturally tanned body.

Marcie is a crimson red head with emerald green eyes and creamy white skin.

Marcie stands up and walks over to give Kristy a birthday hug and kiss.

Marcie kisses Kristy on the lips.

Marcie has always been on the fence, guys sometimes, but she prefers girls.

MARCIE

Even your lips are sizzling, are all Afropinas luscious as you?


Kristy rolls her eyes as she puts on her shoes, sitting on the bench in front of her locker.

KRISTY

You know how much I dislike that slang.

MARCIE

Then what do you call your mix? Fil-afro, Blackapina?

Kristy

Never mind, stick with what you called me at first. You are lucky, youíre my best friend.

Kristyís cell phone rings, Kristy answers it.


KRISTY

I will be at Marcieís until you get home on Tuesday.

Kristy hangs up.


KRISTY

That was my dad wishing me a happy 18th birthday.

He has an audit with the IRS this week.

I wish his business wasnít in in another town.

Marcie pulls a beer from her gym bag, her and Kristy go to a stall and shut the door behind them.

They stay in the stall until they consume the 24 oz can of beer.

Kristy looks at her watch.

KRISTY

Weíve got to get going, we still need to stop by Jayneís to see her and Paula.

Before we do that, letís stop and get some garb from Tastee In and Out.


INT. MARCIEíS 73 FORD MUSTANG - EVENING

There are Mc Donaldís, Taco Johnís and Tastee wrappers that cover the entire floorboard.

Marcie gets in the driverís side fires up the mustang; The Bird and the Worm is on the radio.




EXT. TASTEE IN AND OUT - SUNSET

Kristy wolfs down her food. Marcie devours a Pizza burger and drinks a Root beer as they eat at one of the stalls.

After eating, Marcie gathers up all the wrappers from the floor board and dumps them in the trash can next to the car.

The car departs with Marcie and Kristy on their way to the Marketplace to catch a movie.

EXT. JAYNEíS HOUSE - NIGHT

Marcie pushes the doorbell.

Jayne opens the door and kisses Marcie on the lips, then invites them in.

INT. JAYNEíS HOUSE - NIGHT

Jayne hands Kristy a box with a bow on top.

JAYNE

This is for you, from Paula and I. Please open it and let us know what you think.


Kristy opens it, she pulls out a two piece bikini.

KRISTY (a forced smile)

Thank you, I love it.

JAYNE

How about Paula and I give you a birthday kiss and then you can try on your gift.


Jayne approaches Kristy and gives her a deep passionate kiss.

JAYNE

Now those are some great lips.


Paula places both arms around Kristyís waist then kisses Kristy and slides her tongue in Kristyís mouth.

Kristy responds back by putting a hand behind Paulaís neck.

Marcie and Jayne begin to kiss.

KRISTY

Okay, thatís enough.

Kristy leaves the room and returns wearing the bikini.

JAYNE

You sure are one hot woman.

KRISTY

Thank you, now I am going to put back on my regular clothes.


Marcie and Kristy say good night to Jayne and Paula.

INT. MARCIEíS HOUSE - NIGHT

Marcie turns on the stereo as she lights a joint. Electric Land is playing. Marcie then goes to the kitchen to put some pizza rolls in the microwave for her and Kristy.

Kristy leaves the room to use the bathroom, Marcie yells to Kristy to ask her what kind of drink she prefers.

Kristy yells back, anything that tastes good.

Marcie makes a couple of Mai Tais and adds a birthday bonus to Kristyís drink, then stirs it a little to dissolve the powder.

Kristy reappears in the room, Marcie hands her the drink with the bonus in it.(IĎve Got the Music In Me) is playing in the background.

Marcie turns on a video camera and points it at Kristy.

KRISTY

Whatís that for.

MARCIE

You turn eighteen only once.

MARCIE

Truth or Dare;

Kristy, before we start partying, what would you think if you were tied up and had a man constantly having sex with you?

KRISTY

That would probably help me answer a lot of personal issues that are a constant haunt in my life. That could be just what the doctor ordered.

What about you Marcie?

MARCIE

I get more than my share of earth shattering sex. Hereís to your number eighteen.

Marcie watches Kristy take a serene sip, then another.


KRISTY

A very strange taste to this drink.

Marcie laughs at the comment.

Within 15 minutes, Marcieís voice and the song Lust For Life become slothful to Kristy.

MARCIE

Whatís wrong Kristy?

Kristy rubbing her eyes and shaking her head trying to ditch the nirvana state.

KRISTY

Please help me to the couch to lie down for a few minutes.

Marcie puts Kristyís left arm over her right shoulder to help her to the couch. Soon after lying down, Kristy is out.

MARCIE

Get out here! ItĎs Time.

Pete enters the room to see Kristy sedated.

PETE

Did you get all that on tape?

MARCIE

Of course.


Pete grabs the tape from the video camera to hide in the kitchen.


PETE

Draw the curtains, letís get her changed.

Marcie and Pete undress Kristy, change her into a lace black top and a pair of black crotch less panties.


PETE

Man, she has a prefect body.

MARCIE

Just like I told you, she was worth the wait.

Pete walks over to the Gondola painting, pushes a button behind the left side of the frame.

The middle mirror panel clicks open on the opposite wall.

A stairwell is revealed.

Pete and Marcie enter the silent room carrying Kristy. Pete at the feet and Marcie at the head.

In the room there is a hole in the floor for a toilet. There are six ceiling mounted speakers, a twin all metal bed custom made for Kristyís exact height. The room is completely padded with white baffle material to eliminate sound.

No windows, one way in and one way out.

A mirrored ceiling has a fan hanging from it spinning at medium speed.

At the four corners of the bed are metal posts bolted to the concrete floor. Velcro straps are attached to each post.

There is a pair of leg stirrups at the foot of the bed, a metal pole runs parallel mid point on the wall the entire length of the room, except the break at the door.

Kristy is placed on the bed spread-eagle, breasts exposed, Pete takes a full body picture of Kristy with an instant camera. After the photo finishes developing, Pete tapes it to an 8 x 11 sheet of paper. Marcie grabs a razor blade and cuts Kristyís left thumb and allows the blood to flow freely in a measuring cup.

Marcie writes in big letters on the sheet of paper, just below the photo the words EVERYBODY PAYS with a cotton swab using Kristyís blood as the ink.

Kristy is strapped to each post by the Velcro straps.

Pete then cleans the cut and places a bandage on it.

He then covers Kristy up to let her sleep off the effects of the drug and the alcohol.


MARCIE

Time to start the torture.

Marcie changes into Kristyís sweats, puts on a pair of examination gloves, folds the paper, places it in a legal size envelope and grabs her keys.

Pete and Marcie shut off the light and lock the door behind them.

Marcie grabs the pizza rolls from the microwave to eat them on the way to Kristyís house.

EXT. KRISTYíS HOUSE - NIGHT

Pete turns up the music in the Mustang, Mr. Tinkertrain is playing.

Mr. Edwards comes outside from across the street.

MR. EDWARDS

Turn down that devil music! And I will be having a talk with your dad, young lady.

Marcie keeps walking toward the front entrance of the Jackson residence and gives him the finger behind her back. Uses the keys to enter the house.

INT. KRISTYíS HOUSE - NIGHT

Marcie walks to the alarm system to deactivate it, then enters the kitchen gets a Bull out of the fridge, pops it open, enters the stairwell that leads to Kristyís room.

Inside Kristyís room, Marcie grabs Kristyís gym bag, puts a few clothes in it then uses the toilet. Cleans her ears with a cotton swab, blows her nose and guzzles the beer leaving the can and its backwash on the dresser and the envelope under it.

Marcie messes up Kristyís bed before she exits the room.

She goes back to the kitchen, grabs another beer then exits through the back door to cut across the field to meet Pete.

EXT NEXT STREET OVER- NIGHT

Pete is waiting in the Mustang when Marcie comes across the field from the rear of the Jacksonís residence to get in the car.

White Rabbit is blaring from the stereo.

As the Mustang pulls off, Marcie tosses the empty beer can out the passenger window.,

INT. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE - NIGHT

Pete and Marcie sit down to eat.

PETE

I have left you a substantial savings along with the money you have earned over the years taking care of my needs and you have full access to both bank accounts. When you turn 25, your mom has a trust fund set up for you. She left her black bastard lover the rest of the life insurance money, she left me nothing.

MARCIE

How much did she leave me?

PETE

500,000 dollars.

MARCIE

Please donít hurt Kristy. She has been my best friend since we were 11.

PETE

Best friend huh?

What you have done to her is probably the most back stabbing act to a friend I have ever seen.

MARCIE

Give me a break, donít pretend to be so self righteous, the things you plan on doing to her, will make what I did seem like childhood innocence.

The dinner is over. Marcie asks for a doggie bag.

Pete leaves a 15 dollar tip. Pete and Marcie exit after Pete finishes his meal.

INT. WALFORD RESIDENCE - NIGHT

Pete and Marcie enter the silent room flip on the light.

Kristy begins to come out of her drug induced nap.


KRISTY

Where am I? I canít move.

Pete caresses her forehead, then kisses it.

PETE

Hello sleeping beauty, I am glad to see you have decided to wake from your nap.

KRISTY

Why am I here?

PETE

Letís just say it was your dadís idea when he decided to screw my wife. For every time he did,

you will be the one I collect a payment from.

Marcie looks at Pete.

MARCIE

I thought you wanted Kristy because the only way you could have me was to pay me.

PETE

I have always wanted Kristy, if I could have screwed her when she was twelve or thirteen, I would have.

At age twelve, according to your wild eyes, she already had mouth-watering breasts and had to start shaving her bikini line.

MARCIE

I didnít know Kristyís dad was having sex with mom.

Did you have anything to do with momís death?

Pete looks at Marcie.

PETE

I loved your mom.

Pete exits the silent room to turn on some music.

Kristy struggles to free her hands.

KRISTY

Marcie please let me go.

Whatís going to happen to me.

MARCIE

Shut up and listen!

Right after my momís funeral, we stopped at the insurance company, I sat in the waiting area while Pete went in to see the lawyers. No wonder he was so pissed off when he came out of their office. He got nothing from the life insurance, your dad and I split a million dollars. After that, each week to follow we went to a sleazy motel. Pete always asked for room twelve.

Before he even began to touch me, he told me he would show me how to please a man so when I got married my husband would never seek sex from another woman.

After I got used to it, it wasnít that bad. I was paid 35 for a hand job, 50 for a blowjob, 75 for straight sex and 100 for anal sex.

Now I know I was the catalyst he used to get back at my mom for not leaving him a dime from her life insurance policy.

Kristy stays silent.

MARCIE

Blame your dad for your situation. Maybe you can do some favors for your dad and receive some of that insurance money.

Music begins to play, the song Sex, Iím aÖÖ, a few moments later Pete reappears.

Pete walks over to Kristy places his left hand between her legs, with the right hand, lifts Kristyís top and kisses her breasts, indulges his mouth on them until the nipples are towering, then photographs her erect nipples up close. Then Pete photographs her face. He tries to slip his tongue in Kristyís mouth; tears are rolling down her cheeks.

PETE

I have waited six years for you, I will not be denied my deepest pleasures with you.


Kristy remains silent, not acknowledging Pete at all.


PETE (yelling)

I want you pregnant, your dad must suffer!

I know about your dadís troubles with the IRS and it is my doing. I was able to get a corrupt accountant hired. After a while he had those financial records so hosed, Charlie Chan wouldnít be able to make sense of them. Then I personally reported your dad to the IRS.

Pete uses the Chloroform, Kristy is soon out.

Kristyís legs are placed in the stirrups.

Marcie breathes heavy as she watches Pete grunt and groan his way to satisfaction.

Pete finishes, zips up his fly.

PETE

Clean her up.


Marcieís heart is racing as she gives Kristy a sponge bath. Then places Kristyís legs back on the bed and fastens them back in the leg restraints. Marcie covers her up, shuts off the light, leaves the room and locks the door behind her.

Kristy wakes up to a dark room strapped to the bed, begins to sob uncontrollably.

Kristy yells for help until her voice is straining.

KRISTY (talking to herself)

I have got to keep my wits intact to survive what lies ahead. I will leave my body and take my mind to Hawaii when he violates me.

She falls back to sleep from emotional exhaustion as the speakers pump out Flight of the Bumblebee and it roll into Do You Feel Like We Do.

Marcie already dressed in her candy stripers returns the next morning to feed Kristy some oatmeal and a glass of orange juice. A note with taped to one of the posts from Pete telling Marcie in big elementary letters Clean Her Up, I Will Want Some More Of Her Tonight!!!!

Marcie takes her time to clean up Kristy, covers her up then feeds her.


MARCIE

I will be back during lunch to feed you.

Marcie shuts off the light and locks the door behind her.

INT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - DAY

Bob opens the front door the sunlight enters the room first.

Bob notices the alarm to the house isnít on, goes to the kitchen, gets a cold beer out of the fridge and notices the back door unlocked, and then locks it.


BOB

Damn it Kristy!

The house is very quiet, Bob wonders where Kristy is, he goes upstairs, Kristy is nowhere to be seen or heard.

Bob puts Kristyís phone on speaker and calls Marcie. Marcie answers her cell phone.

He doesnít notice the envelope on the dresser.

MARCIE

I dropped her off at home Sunday morning around 2am; she said she wasnít feeling well after a couple of celebratory drinks.

Bob hangs up, goes back downstairs the doorbell rings, Bob answers the door, it is Mr. Edwards.

MR. EDWARDS

Kristy was dropped off, from that mustang with loud music and instead of an apology, she gives me the finger, you know IĎve always treated her like my grand daughter.

Bob apologizes to Mr. Edwards, and then tells him he has some things to do.

Bob shuts the front door, sits down to get his thoughts together.

He decides to report Kristy as missing to the police; he calls the police and gives them the appropriate information.

30 minutes later, two police cars arrive.

The doorbell rings, Bob opens the door, the two officers introduce themselves, the first one to enter the residence is Sgt Tabkins and the second is Officer Jordan.

Sgt Tabkins, not changed much from her life altering involvement with Pete six years ago, a recent promotion puts her in charge of this investigation.

Sgt Tabkins takes a statement from Bob, Officer Jordan, fresh from the academy, approaches this like a hunting dog on its first hunt. With BobĎs permission, he begins to look around.

A clean haircut and a fresh shave, an ideal poster child for the rookies of the local Police Department.

As soon as Bob is finished giving his statement, he is called into the kitchen, where Officer Jordan is with some more questioning.


The phone rings, Bob lets the answering machine pick it up, the IRS calls to remind Bob about his overdue taxes and the deadline is in five working days to contact them to make arrangements for a payment plan to save his business.

Bob apologizes to the police for the interruption, they tell him they are not interested in the IRS, they are there to help find his daughter.

Bob excuses himself to use the bathroom, the officers talk.


OFFICER JORDAN

I suggest that we interview the Walford family to get their side of what may have happened to Kristy. Since that was where she was coming from when she was supposedly dropped off.

SGT TABKINS

This may cause a great deal of inconvenience and embarrassment involving a prominent family like the Walfords when it is absolutely unnecessary.

Bob returns to the room.


SGT TABKINS

Mr. Jackson, is your daughter over 17?

BOB

She turned 18 just this past Saturday.

SGT TABKINS

How do you know she just didnít get tired of living under your roof and your rules?

BOB

I am a very open minded father; she would have discussed it with me before leaving, believe me. Do you have any children, Sgt.(Bob looks at his badge) Sgt. Tabkins?

SGT TABKINS

No.

BOB

Then you canít relate.

Sgt Tabkins cuts the conversation short.

SGT TABKINS

We have other cases that need attention. Since there is positively zero evidence of foul play, I will leave to attend to other pressing matters. Officer Jordan will be allowed to work on this investigation to ensure it isnít just placed on the backburner.

Bob shows Sgt Tabkins to the door and tells her any help would be appreciated.

Officer Jordan sticks around to see if there is anything else that could be crucial in discovering the whereabouts of Kristy.

OFFICER JORDAN

Letís go to your daughterís room, there are a couple of things I want to show you.

I may have just started my career as a police officer, but my instinct tells me I need to do a lot of this investigation on my own, because I believe Sgt Tabkins is going to do what she can to stifle it.

Officer Jordan leaves the residence and comes back a few minutes later with an initial evidence gathering kit.

Bob and Officer Jordan return to Kristyís room where Officer Jordan slips on a pair of surgical gloves and begins to gather up the evidence. He collects the beer can, then carefully opens the envelope and unfolds the paper.

Bob is horrified by the picture of his daughter, Officer Jordan mumbles the two words below it.


OFFICER JORDAN

Donít touch anything, I am going to start gathering up any potential evidence.


Officer Jordan folds up the paper and places it back in the envelope.


He collects a facial tissue and a cotton swab in the bathroom trash, he retrieves a small jar of urine from the unflushed toilet, a few strands of hair from a brush and the shower drain to analyze as possible evidence of anyone else who may be involved in Kristyís disappearance.

OFFICER JORDAN

Was there anything else here out of the ordinary when you came home?

BOB

The back door was unlocked.

OFFICER JORDAN

What is so unusual about that?

BOB

I have never known Kristy to leave out the back door and the alarm wasnít set. She is very responsible about everything she does.

OFFICER JORDAN

Where does the back door lead to?

Bob leads Officer Jordan to the kitchen, then points to the gate and explains that there is a field outside the fence that leads to the next street over.

OFFICER JORDAN

Anything else?

BOB

Well the neighbor Mr. Edwards complained about some loud music and that Kristy gave him the finger.

Mr. Edwards and Kristy are very close, he treats her like his grand daughter.

OFFICER JORDAN

I am going to talk the neighbors on this street and the one where the back gate leads to.

Can you point out which house Mr. Edwards lives in?

After opening the front door, Bob points to where Mr. Edwards lives.

Officer Jordan leaves to ask a few questions around the neighborhood.

INT. WALFORD RESIDENCE - DAY

PETE

It is time for more pleasure. You still owe me about a year in back payments.


Pete takes Kristyís legs and places them in the stirrups. Marcie enters the room with some pizza and an apple juice, sits down to watch the performance.

Pete zips up his fly after his pleasure is met.


PETE

Clean her up Marcie, in two weeks, I want a pregnancy test done on her.

Marcie takes Kristyís legs out of the stirrups, places them back in the straps. She grabs the soapy water and sponge to wash Kristy.


KRISTY

When can I eat?

MARCIE

As soon as I wash you up.

Marcie washes Kristy then feeds her the pizza and gives her sips of the apple juice.


KRISTY

I have to use the bathroom.

Marcie handcuffs Kristyís left wrist to the parallel bar to allow her to use the hole in the floor as her toilet. Marcie watches Kristy intensely as she squats to relieve herself.

Marcie hands Kristy a roll of toilet paper to wipe with.

When Kristy is finished, Marcie washes the floor around the hole by dumping the soapy water in that area.

INT. POLICE STATION - DAY

Sgt Tabkins meets Officer Jordan at the door.

OFFICER JORDAN

I went around to the neighbors in the vicinity of the Jackson residence.

Come to find out Mr. Edwards mentioned how strange Kristyís behavior was.

I ask him if he seen her face to see that it was actually Kristy, he said no.

SGT TABKINS

That doesnít prove anything, people donít have to see who it is to know who it is, hell, it happens constantly on phones.

Office Jordan removes his notes from his right shirt pocket.

OFFICER JORDAN

On the next street over, I spoke to a Mrs. Davis, she said she heard loud music outside and saw someone wearing a hood coming from the field getting into a Mustang and then it sped off.

SGT TABKINS

So what, it is not a crime to cut through a field and then get in a car and leave. Besides how does that nosey old heifer know it was a Mustang and not a Cadillac?

OFFICER JORDAN

You know I asked her the same question, except in a more respectful manner.

She said that she is a retired grease monkey.

By the way, that field leads to the back gate of the Jackson residence.

SGT TABKINS

It also leads to a lot of other back yards in the neighborhood.

OFFICER JORDAN

Doesnít Marcie Walford have a Mustang?

SGT TABKINS

As your immediate supervisor, I canít allow you to harass the Walfords. By the way, what do you have in those Ziploc bags?

OFFICER JORDAN

I have crucial evidence to be analyzed.

SGT TABKINS

I will turn it in, why donít you go on and file the report so we can go home.

Officer Jordan agrees and turns over the evidence to Sgt Tabkins.

Sgt Tabkins enters the female locker room and throws the evidence away in the locker room trash.

She stays in the locker room, makes a call on her cell phone and begins to speak to a person on the other end.

While on the phone she is walking around to make sure she is the only one in there.


SGT TABKINS

Yeah I took care of it, I will have a lot of explaining to do.

I know that isnít your concern, I wish I would have never got involved with you. Donít remind me, I know itís too fucking late! I puke every night and pray for no tomorrow.

Sgt Tabkins hangs up and leaves the locker room.

INT. OFFICER JORDANíS APARTMENT - DAY

Officer Jordan gets on the phone and calls the lab to find out if the results are in from the evidence that was turned in by Sgt Tabkins.

The shocking news puts Officer Jordan instantly in a bad mood.

OFFICER JORDAN

That is impossible, that stuff was turned in yesterday by Sgt Tabkins, no record huh? I guess I will ask my partner where itís at, thanks.

Officer Jordan hangs up, sits down, with his right hand begins to run it through his hair from front to back. He gets dressed, checks himself in the mirror next to the front door, before he leaves his apartment.

INT. SGT TABKINíS HOUSE - DAY

The door bell rings, Sgt Tabkins answers it.

SGT TABKINS

Come on in partner, would you like a cup of coffee?

Officer Jordan wastes no time and gets to his question.


OFFICER JORDAN

Where is the evidence?

SGT TABKINS

What evidence?

OFFICER JORDAN

The stuff I gave you yesterday.

SGT TABKINS

I deemed it useless so I threw it away. I will never admit it, no one saw me physically handling it, the only person that was seen with the evidence was you.

Donít push this or I will start asking some questions pointing in your direction about the evidence that Mr. Jackson saw you leave with.

Leave well enough alone you second rate rookie!

Officer Jordan pushes Sgt Tabkins out of the way then leaves her house.

INT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - DAY

Two weeks pass Bob hears nothing from the police. He looks in the paper and sees that his business has been auctioned off for unpaid taxes.

INT. THE WALFORD RESIDENCE - DAY

Pete enters the silent room, turns on the lights and has some papers in his hands.



PETE

Kristy, I have some good news and bad news. The good news is I just paid your fatherís back taxes on his business. The bad news is, now I own it.


Pete has a sinister smile ear to ear.

Kristy just looks at Pete.

KRISTY

Isnít this enough hurt you have caused?

PETE

Not even close. Marcie, itís time.


Marcie is handed a pregnancy test to use on Kristy.

Kristy is forced to urinate over the test strip and it comes back positive.

Kristy is fed her dinner and strapped back down for the rest of the night, Pete and Marcie leave to celebrate Kristyís pregnancy.

The door to the silent room is locked and the light is out, Kristy cries in the dark, sends a prayer, hoping someone will answer back.

INT. CASA DEL REY MEXICAN RESTAURANT - NIGHT

Pete and Marcie sit down to drinks and a big feast.






PETE

I no longer need you around, I have met my goal. I have ruined Bob financially and have hurt him where he will feel it forever, his daughter will give birth to my child.

MARCIE

Where will I go?

PETE

Youíve got enough money, you can go anywhere.

MARCIE

Can I stay until Friday to get myself together?

PETE

Only until Friday, then you are out, KristyĎs mine forever.

They finish the dinner, Pete leaves a twenty dollar tip.

PETE

I know how vindictive women can be.


MARCIE

No grudges, I am ready to move on and discover who I am and where I need to be.

INT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - NIGHT

The doorbell rings, Bob answers it.

Officer Jordan asks Bob if he could come in.

Bob motions him in with a welcome pleasantness about it.

OFFICER JORDAN

The evidence was disposed of. Sgt Tabkins never turned it in, she disposed of it somewhere. I have suspected her of being dirty for a while now.

Bob and Officer Jordan sit and drink some of the Bulls in the fridge.

After the first can, Bob begins to talk about his past.

BOB

I was intimate with Pete Walfordís wife and Pete knew about it. I suspect Pete is involved with my daughterís disappearance. Wait a second, something just occurred to me.

Those two words on that paper below the picture of my daughter, they were also on a note six years ago taped to drivers side window.

And those same two words are what Pete said to me at the cemetery.

OFFICER JORDAN

Thatís funny, I was told by Sgt. Tabkins to steer clear of the Walfords.

I suspect Pete has a lot of people on his payroll.


Officer Jordan passes out, Bob covers him up, shuts off the light and goes upstairs to bed.

INT. WALFORD RESIDENCE - DAY

The silent room lights come on, Marcie enters the room with scrambled eggs and juice for Kristy.


MARCIE

Kristy it is 5:30 am, I have a lot to do today, I wish you the best, Pete told me I am no longer welcomed or needed here. Be ready for a surprise in a few days, Pete has already left for work. This is a life changing item in here.


Marcie has an envelope in her hand, waves it in Kristyís face.

She finishes feeding Kristy, then shuts off the light and locks the door.

EXT. JACKSON RESIDENCE - EARLY MORINING - SUNRISE

Marcie walks up to the door, drops the envelope through the letter slot. She departs with her belongings in her Mustang.

INT. JACKSON RESIDENCE - DAY

At 9 am, the alarm on Officer Jordanís watch sounds off to remind him of his expected hangover.

Bob comes downstairs.


OFFICER JORDAN

Whereís the bathroom?

Bob points in the direction of the bathroom.

Officer Jordan covers his mouth as he runs in that direction.

Bob hears Officer Jordan emptying his stomach contents.

BOB

You mess with the bull, you get the horns.

Bob goes to the kitchen for some water and two pain relievers.

He returns to the living room with the same for Officer Jordan.

Officer Jordan is still heaving and filling the toilet.

Bob notices the envelope on the floor below the mail slot.

Bob opens it.

The letter is from Marcie.

Bob yells for Officer Jordan.

Officer Jordan enters the room with a wet towel wiping his face.

BOB

Listen to this, (Bob reads the letter)

Dear Mr. Jackson, by the time you read this letter, I will be long gone.

Pete, my stepfather, has Kristy. Be patient, because where he has her, you will not find her.

This abduction has been in the planning stage since my mom died six years ago.

Pete is responsible for your audit. The accountant that you had was implanted by Pete to sabotage

your financial records. Then when the right time came, the accountant would let Pete know, so he could make an anonymous call to those pricks at the IRS.

Pete is the one who financially ruined you, he was in South Dakota at the time of the auction and purchased your business.

I believe he staged the car accident causing my momĎs death. Since her death, that night after the funeral, Pete got a room at the Bel Aire Motel, room twelve. Since that evening he has paid me to perform various sexual acts with him on a continual basis. I have managed to save up quite a bit of money over the last six years.

This has allowed me to disappear and to start a fresh life under a new identity.

If you try to hunt me down, you will never see your daughter again.

This is where patience and trust come in. You will receive a letter in the mail tomorrow telling you where she is.

Pete has her pregnant with his child, she is physically in good health.

Officer Jordan advises Bob to wait for the second letter, it would be the best chance for them to find Kristy alive.

Bob reluctantly agrees.

Bob suggests that when the letter arrives, they call Sgt Tabkins request her to come to the Jackson residence because new evidence has been discovered.

Then she can be out long enough to rescue Kristy.

Bob gets out a beer, offers one to Officer Jordan.

BOB

Hair of the dog that bit you?


Officer Jordan grabs one, then stops, picks up the phone, calls the police station to inform them he would not be this evening due to he ate something that didnít agree with him.

Officer Jordan pops the top on the Bull.


OFFICER JORDAN

I canít wait to nail that bitch.

Bob and Officer Jackson sit and drink some more of the Bulls, Bob raises his can and says hereís to the horns.

INT. WALFORD RESIDENCE - DAY

Pete enters the silent room, he comments he knows Marcie is gone for good as he unstraps Kristyís legs and arms, he stands her up and leads her to the foot of the bed. He grabs her wrists and fastens them to the foot straps then bends her over and inserts his penis from behind while reaching around cupping her breasts. He leaves the room with the wash bucket to get some soapy water.

Pete returns with the bucket and begins to wash Kristyís body after strapping her back down to the bed.

PETE

It wonít be long I will call a doctor to come and check your health, I have one I pay extra to look the other way during a unique situation such as this one.

Soon you will accept me; we will be a happy couple and have one or two kids to raise. We can relocate to anywhere you wish in the United States.

Pete finishes washing Kristy, then places the blanket back on her body and kisses her forehead, wishing her sweet dreams.

The light to the silent room goes out, the door is locked.

In the dark, Kristy once again prays to be rescued.

INT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - NIGHT

Soon Officer Jordan is passed out again, Bob looks at him and calls him a lightweight.

Bob covers him up and goes upstairs to sleep off the Bulls.

Officer Jordan is awakened by his alarm once again.

He looks over at the mail slot on the door, there were some pieces of mail on the floor.

Officer Jordan yells for Bob.

Bob comes downstairs, picks up the mail and finds what he was looking for.

Bob opens the letter, Bob reads the letter from Marcie.

BOB

Inside my house, you will find a picture of a gondola from Venice, Italy.

Behind the picture on the left side of the frame is a button, push it.

The opposite wall is mirrored, the middle panel will open slightly, revealing a staircase that leads to the silent room, there you will find Kristy.



Officer Jordan (cell phone)

Sgt Tabkins, I have some new evidence I want to show you, please meet me at the Jackson residence.


15 minutes later the doorbell rings, Bob answers it and invites Sgt Tabkins in.


BOB

You trashy whore.

Officer Jordan hits Sgt Tabkins on the back of the head with his night stick.

Sgt Tabkins drops like a rag doll.

OFFICER JORDAN

Leave her; I will come back for her after we save your daughter.

EXT. THE WALFORD RESIDENCE - DAY

Officer Jordan kicks in the front door, 2 fellow rookies and Bob enter the residence.

INT. THE WALFORD RESIDENCE - DAY

Pete is sitting in the living room, stands up and says what the hell?

Bob punches him on the right side of the jaw, Pete falls, Bob begins to kick him in the ribs over and over.

After six or seven kicks, the officers stop him. The two rookies pick up Pete and cuff him, then place him back on the floor to wait.


PETE

I will sue the police department for police brutality and breaking and entering without probable cause.

OFFICER JORDAN

You arrogant son of a bitch.

Officer Jordan walks over to the painting and feels for the button.

The mirrored wall pops open, Officer Jordan tells one of the policemen to wait here so Bob wonít be alone with Pete.

Just before entering the stairwell behind the mirrored wall, Officer Jordan smiles at Pete and says you canít sue us for brutality we are not the ones who just whipped your ass.

Kristy hears the lock turning, the light comes on, in comes two officers.

Kristy says with tears, thank you God.

The officers help Kristy out of the bed and cover her body with a blanket.

Officer Jordan, Kristy and the other officer emerge out from behind the mirrored wall.


PETE (laughing)

Bob itís too late, she is pregnant with our child and your business will be demolished Monday. Remember Bob, everybody pays.

I will be asking for joint custody of our child after I serve my time.

Where is Sgt Tabkins?

OFFICER JORDAN

Iíll go collect Peteís whore. You two take Mr. Walford to the police station. I will call an ambulance for Kristy when I get out to the car.

The Walford Residence is taped off as a crime scene.

Officer Jordan explains to Bob, since this is not a crime involving a death, CSI will arrive in the morning to gather evidence.

Bob insists on taking Kristy to the hospital personally.





INT. JACKSON RESIDENCE - DAY

Officer Jordan enters the house with his gun drawn, Sgt Tabkins is no where to be seen. Officer Jordan issues an APB on Sgt Tabkins.

INT. THE LOCAL HOSPITAL - DAY

Bob sits and waits for the doctor.

THE DOCTOR

We want to keep your daughter overnight for further examination.

Her vaginal area is not damaged like a typical rape victim and it has been confirmed by a urine sample that your daughter is pregnant.

Officer Jordan shows up at the hospital to check on Kristy.

Bob tells Officer Jordan Kristy is pregnant.

Officer Jordan tells Bob Sgt Tabkins was already gone when he arrived to cuff her.

Officer Jordan offers Bob a ride home, Bob decides to stay at the hospital to be near his daughter.

Officer Jordan departs for the police station to file the reports.

INT. THE WALFORD RESIDENCE - NIGHT

A kitchen window breaks, Sgt Tabkins crawls inside the window and unlocks the back door.

She reaches outside and brings in three - five gallon containers of gas.

Her cell phone rings, she answers it.

SGT TABKINS

Yeah yeah, it is all coming together just as we planned.

See you soon, shortly after I torch this place, I will only have one more loose end to tie up. Then we will be together for good.

Sgt Tabkins pours gas all over the place starting in the silent room and working her way up to the main floor.

She lights a citronella candle next to the sofa.

Sgt Tabkins is singing Fever as she finishes up the gas in the kitchen and lights another candle next to the wood cabinets near the floor.

Sgt Tabkins disappears into the night as the flames begin to feed on the sufficient fuel.

INT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - NIGHT

Bob hands Kristy a sedative to sleep.

Bob covers her up, but does not leave the room.

The phone rings, it is Officer Jordan telling Bob about the Walford residence burning to the ground with all the evidence in it.

Two weeks later.

INT. COUNTY COURTHOUSE - DAY

The Arraignment:

Bailiff announces Judge Samantha Greenville residing, all rise!

The Judge takes her place at the bench.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Bailiff, have you arranged my annual birthday ride to the Paddock Steakhouse in a limo with some Cella Lambrusco?

BAILIFF

Yes, Judge, 6:30 pm tonight.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Very well, letís get down to business.


JUDGE GREENVILLE

Mr. Walford you have been charged with the kidnapping and rape of Kristy Jackson and conspiracy to commit murder. How do you plead?

Pete asks to confer with his lawyer before rendering his plea.

The Judge calls for a half hour recess to allow Pete to talk it over with his lawyer.

The courtroom is reconvened.



JUDGE GREENVILLE

In the charges of kidnapping and rape of Kristy Jackson and the conspiracy to commit murder, how do you plead?

PETE

I plead not guilty to all charges against me.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

The trial date is set six months from today.

MR. SILVERSTEEN (Peteís lawyer)

I request for a bail consideration to allow my client to maintain his business. When Kristy Jackson has to be checked by a doctor to monitor the babyĎs health, my client wishes to pay for the visits and requests a copy of the health reports on their baby.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

That doesnít sound too unreasonable. Bail set at 100,000 dollars and a copy of the babyís health report will be handed over to Mr. Walford each time Miss Jackson goes for a checkup concerning the baby in question.

Fire Chief Malloy of the Fire Department walks in the courtroom and hands the Bailiff a report to give to the Judge.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Well, it looks like all the evidence at the Walford residence was destroyed in a fire last night. Youíve got your work cut out for you, Mrs. Cotton. See you in six months.

Judge Greenville slams down the gavel

Pete whips out his checkbook to write a check for the bail.




MR. SILVERSTEEN

You will have to wait for an hour to have them check your account status to ensure you have 10,000 to pay bail bondsman.

PETE

Of course I have it.

One hour goes by, the bailiff comes to collect Pete from the temporary holding area and put him in a jail cell, the prosecutor tags along with Mr. Silversteen and the bailiff.


MR. SILVERSTEEN

Your check is no good, you have the minimum in your account only to keep it open.

PETE

Marcie, you fucking whore! Write this address down so I can get my bail money.

Mr. Silversteen writes down the address of Mr. Kim.

The Bailiff escorts Pete to a jail cell.

Three hours later, the $10,000 arrives with his lawyer.


MR. SILVERSTEEN

You need to stop and see Mr. Kim when you are released, he will have a limo waiting for you.

EXT. POLICE DEPARTMENT - DAY

Pete comes outside, the limo is waiting for him. The chauffer opens the back door to allow Pete inside. Mr. Kim is sitting inside and offers Pete a drink.

Pete grabs one of the Ying Sing beers, pops it open and guzzles it.

PETE

Thanks for the smiler.

MR. KIM

When are you going to pay back the 50,000 dollars you borrowed?

PETE

I borrowed 10,000. Where does the 50,000 come from?


MR. KIM

Interest is ticking away, as we waste time discussing your debt.

PETE

I can get 8,000 by this afternoon.

Mr. Kim has his driver take Pete to his construction business.

Pete gets out of the limo just before the chauffer shuts the door.




MR. KIM

There is no where to run, just pay the debt.

PETE

If I canít pay you, you can have my daughter.

Pete reaches in his wallet and hands him a recent picture of Marcie.


MR. KIM

Where can I find this beauty?

PETE

You have the resources, Iím sure you can find her. I have no fucking idea where she went.

If it comes to you claiming her, tell her she will always be daddyís little princess.

INT. PETEíS OFFICE - DAY

The office has been ransacked, papers everywhere. Pete goes directly to the water cooler, tips it over, the five gallon container busts open.

As the water creates a micro tsunami, Pete lifts the loose floor panel to get out a metal box.

Pete opens the metal box and takes out the 15,000 dollars.

He exits the office.

INT. MR. KIMĎS RESIDENCE - DAY

PETE

Here is the 8,000 dollars.

MR. KIM

Good job, now you just owe me 55,000.

PETE

I just gave you 8,000.

MR. KIM

I have a jar for your left foot, if you wish to pay more.

Pete goes silent, but manages to exit the limo with all body parts intact.

He uses his cell phone to call a taxi.

EXT. Motel - SUNSET

Pete pays the taxi and a dollar tip.



TAXI DRIVER

A small tip, the rest must be for the hooker.

PETE

Fuck off!

Pete uses his cell phone to call around to get some cash flow going. He opens a beer and begins to try to rationalize everything.


PETE

Fucking people, no one will help me, I am bad news now. All you bastards and bitches will pay once I get it together.



Pete drinks all night and passes out, leaving the TV on with a late movie playing.

The next morning, Pete rents a car to get around the city.

Pete calls for another visit with Mr. Kim. Pete marks next Tuesday on his calendar.

INT. MR. KIMíS RESIDENCE - DAY


PETE

How much will it take to buy me six months?


MR. KIM

You owe me about 75,000 now, you get me 55,000 then I will hold the interest on the other 20,000 until the six months are up.


Pete pulls out his deed to his construction company and agrees to sign over his multi-million dollar business for 55,000 to Mr. Kim.

Mr. Kim (smiling)

Ah you are doing the right thing, after the six months be prepared to finish paying me back.

PETE

I will.

Pete leaves Mr. Kimís residence and is walking up the street, he suddenly collapses.

A person passes by and calls an ambulance for him.

INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT

Pete is now sitting up in his bed, disconnecting all the monitors, gets out of bed to dress.

The doctor comes in the room and recommends Pete to return to bed.

Pete ignores the recommendation and leaves a contact number with the doctor when the results come back.

Pete goes back to his motel room.

INT. MOTEL ROOM 12 - NIGHT

Pete is eating some Lance peanut butter and cheese crackers with a lit cigarette in the left hand.

Has an open beer on the night stand, next to the cheap lamp.

Peteís cell phone rings.

PETE

Hello, this is him, no I am not coming in, tell me over the phoneÖ do not discuss this information with anyone. I will take care of it.

Pete sits on the bed as he hangs up his phone. He laughs and begins to talk to himself as he takes a beer out of the Styrofoam cooler and pops it open.

PETE

Man, fuck me, just my luck, this works out perfectly.


Pete departs the room for his burnt remains of his house.

INT. WALFORD RESIDENCE - NIGHT

Upon entering, he immediately goes to the stove, scoots it out and pulls back the metal heat flashing from the wall. This reveals a small safe.

Pete fumbles with the combination, then after a few minutes, it opens.

Inside are 4 stacks of 20ís, 50ís and 100ís are mixed together and the video tape.

Pete places the money and the tape in a paper bag he pulls from his back waist band of his pants.

Pete exits his house.

INT. MR. KIMíS RESIDENCE - DAY


PETE

You said I have six months, so I am not here to pay you off. I came to ask you for a favor.

MR. KIM

I always have an idea whatís going on with my clients when financial matters are concerned. I now have placed a bounty on Mrs. Tabkins, she now belongs to me. Good luck in court, it sounds like you put your pecker inside the wrong girl.

PETE

The only thing wrong with it is, I got caught. Can you drop this in the mail tomorrow for me?

Please address it to The Woodbury County Courthouse Attention Judge Greenville.

MR. KIM

This must be some evidence that could help you. Too bad you donít like Asians. No one ever appreciates the water until the well runs dry. See you next week at the six months mark Mr. Pete.


Pete tries to grab the video tape back, Mr. Kim tucks it away. Coffin steps in front of Pete.



PETE

I guess that evidence is down the shitter.

Coffin escorts Pete to the door, grunts then pushes him outside. Pete steps outside the gate.

Pete coughs to the point of gagging, then looks at his right hand full of blood spatter from the cough.

INT. JACKSON RESIDENCE - DAY

The doorbell rings, it is the prosecutor asking to come in for a few minutes. Bob invites her in.


MRS. COTTON

The sample of DNA from the baby when the Amniocentesis was performed and compared to Peteís DNA, they did not match. In fact Pete had to submit fresh sperm for the rape charges against him, he is sterile, so the baby could not be his.

One other thing, Pete has advanced Colon Cancer, it has spread into his liver, kidneys and lungs. He may not make it to the end of the trial.

BOB

What are you trying to tell me?

MRS. COTTON

I donít know. That is why I came over here so you could help me figure out in which direction to take this.

BOB

He still raped my daughter.

MRS. COTTON

It is going to be tough, especially now that Pete is not the one who she is pregnant by. The defense will paint a pretty negative picture of Kristy.

BOB

He still needs to be punished.

MRS. COTTON

Tell Kristy the situation and if Kristy wishes not to pursue this I can let the Judge know.

INT. COURT HOUSE - DAY


PROSECUTION

Prosecution calls Kristy Jackson to the stand.

Kristy laboriously climbs into the witness stand.


Prosecution-

Kristy, could you take us back to the evening when your whole world was turned upside down.

KRISTY

It was a Saturday and I was to spend my birthday with Marcie at her house and stay until the following Tuesday.

The night started after our shift at the hospital. I was hungry so we stopped at Tastee In and Out on Court Street. After that we went to the movies. Then to the loop, this is where we saw Jayne and Paula, we visited them for a while. They wished me a happy birthday, then we went to Marcieís to end the celebration with a couple of drinks.


PROSECUTION

What were the drinks you and Marcie had?

KRISTY

Mai Tais.

PROSECUTION

How many individual drinks did you consume?

KRISTY

Not even a full drink, then I started feeling lethargic, Marcie was speaking to me, I could not comprehend a thing she was saying to me.

The next thing I remember I was strapped to that bed in that room.

PROSECUTION

Did Marcie ever mention what may have caused you to black out?

KRISTY

Yes, she said she had put some drug in my drink.

PROSECUTION

I wish to submit this as evidence, a bottle of Flunetrazepam that was found in the defendantís pocket of his jacket when the place was raided to save Kristy.

I want it also known that the bottleís prescription was put under the name of Kristy Walford.

The Court room observers once again, make the background noise and influence the jury to send more piercing, dirty looks in Peteís direction.

The Judge slams down her gavel.




JUDGE GREENVILLE

Silence in the court room!

The room goes silent.

PROSECUTION

What happened next?


KRISTY

Marcie told me her step dad, Pete had been paying her for sex since the day of the funeral, she said they went to the Bel Aire Motel and it was always in room twelve.

DEFENSE

Objection here say!

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Over ruled.

PROSECUTION

At this time I wish to enter in to evidence, the Bel Aire Motel receipt for room twelve under the defendantís name.

Also I wish to enter into evidence the first letter of two written by Marcie Walford before she disappeared explaining where to find Kristy and stating the defendant started having sex with his step daughter the same night of the funeral.

The second letter tells Mr. Jackson where to find his daughter.

PROSECUTION

How many times did the defendant violate you sexually?

KRISTY

I wish I could tell you an exact number, but the first few times happened after I had a cloth placed over my face, it had something on it that took my breath and caused me to pass out.

Mrs. Cotton walks over to her table, takes out a bottle and pours some liquid from the bottle on a cloth, then asks Kristy to smell it.

Kristy smells it then instantly turns pale and starts puking all over the witness stand.

Judge Greenville calls for order, then breaks everyone for lunch. The janitor is sent in to clean and deodorize the court room. A doctor is sent to check on the welfare of Kristy.

INT. PROSECUTION WAITING ROOM - DAY

Kristy is sitting and sipping on some water, visibly shaken.


PROSECUTTION

That was the kind of reaction I was hoping to see from you. That will carry a heavy load in the minds of the jury and their verdict.

KRISTY

That smell will always be in my mind and cause me to have sleepless nights, that is the definitely the same smell I was forced to breathe in, just before he would violate me.

INT. COURT ROOM - DAY

Kristy continues on the witness stand.


PROSECUTOR

Now Kristy, would you say without a doubt that was the same stuff used on you to knock you out?

KRISTY

Yes, it gives me nightmares just to smell it again.

PROSECUTOR

I wish to enter in to evidence, the cloth with the chloroform on it.

DEFENSE

Objection! That is not evidence that was retrieved from the defendantís property.


JUDGE GREENVILLE

Sustained.

PROSECUTION

Fine, I wish to enter the bottle with the chloroform in it as evidence.

DEFENSE

Objection! That is still the same concept!

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Sustained.

PROSECUTION

Was the defendant planning on releasing you, did he ever mention if he would set you free?

KRISTY

He said sometime in the future we would relocate somewhere else and that I would grow to love him.

PROSECUTION

No further questions for this witness, but request a short recess to confer with the victim.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

We will stop for the day and reconvene at 8:30am tomorrow morning.

INT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - SUNSET


MRS. COTTON

Kristy, get ready for a rough trip tomorrow, the defense attorney is going to paint a sleazy picture of you. He will bring up the fact that your unborn child is not the defendantís, he will try to force you or trick you in to saying who the real father is. If you donít say who, then he will have the jury convinced that you have been with so many different guys, that you donít even know.

The medical record also states that there were no signs of vaginal tearing as there is normally in a rape victim. The question is are you ready for this?

KRISTY

Do I have a choice?

MRS. COTTON

There is always a choice.

INT. COURT ROOM - DAY

DEFENSE

Let us retrace, Miss Jackson, what exactly happened?

KRISTY

It started in the late afternoon, I was changing into street clothes as Marcie looked on.

DEFENSE

When you say street clothes, are they something you would wear that would cause men to whistle and if so, does that offend you?

PROSECUTOR

Objection! That question is too invasive.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Over ruled, I will allow it, answer the question Miss Jackson.

KRISTY

It depends on who is whistling.

DEFENSE

What do you mean by that? When you say it depends on who is whistling? Could you elaborate on that?

KRISTY

Well if the guy is hot, I love it, but if he is scummy, I feel violated.

DEFENSE

Before all this happened, did you think Mr. Walford was an attractive man?

KRISTY

I felt my skin almost crawling every time he looked at me, it was almost he was visually undressing me. So I have always found him repulsive.

DEFENSE

What kind of friends do you hang around with?

KRISTY

I donít understand, what it is you are asking?

DEFENSE

I mean, are your friends druggies, going to college, bar hoppers, hookers, pimps. lesbians? Give us a picture of the type of people you associate or mix yourself with.

KRISTY

Most are starting college, but the ones that I see on a regular basis are the blind ones, with no vision to see where they wish to be in the future.

DEFENSE

So are some of your friends are gay?

KRISTY

Yes, so what.

DEFENSE

Are you bi-sexual, Miss Jackson?

PROSECUTOR

Objection, Miss Jackson is not the one on trial here.

DEFENSE

Judge, all Iím trying to do is establish the fact that if Kristy is bi-sexual and she was drugged up and hallucinating, it could have been Peteís step daughter with a sexual toy attached to her that raped her.


JUDGE GREENVILLE

Objection noted, but over ruled, I want to hear the answer.

DEFENSE

I will repeat the question, are you bi-sexual?

KRISTY

No, but Marcie allowed Jayne to perform oral sex on her to get the chance to steal Jayneís motherís birth control pills.

DEFENSE

Marcie is no where to be found, besides you are the one who is being questioned.

Judge, I ask the last part of her statement be removed from the testimony.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Denied, you are the one that opened the door Mr. Silversteen.

DEFENSE

Miss Jackson, did the defendant at any time threaten your life or physically abuse you in any way?

KRISTY

He raped me.

DEFENSE

I will call the doctor to the stand to testify that you suffered no trauma to any part of your body as does a normal rape victim. You were not raped, were you Miss Jackson.

In fact you asked the defendant to use a condom, that is a form of consent right there.

KRISTY

Yes, I asked him to use a condom, so I wouldnít catch any diseases.

DEFENSE

Let me enter in to evidence that the DNA tests show that my client is not the father of the child Miss Jackson will soon give birth to. Miss Jackson, please tell us who the real father is.

KRISTY

I do not have to give out that information.

DEFENSE

Is there a chance that you donít even know?


The court room goes silent waiting for the answer from Kristy.


KRISTY

If I tell who it is, I am a tramp, if I donít, Iím a tramp, the jury, the court, the people of this city can think what they want, you are not smart enough to trick me in to saying what you want to hear, you arrogant little piss ant! No matter what everyone thinks, that sleaze ball raped me!

PROSECUTOR

Objection, he was not there to witness what circumstances led her to request the use of protection.

JUSGE GREENVILLE

Sustained.

DEFENSE

One last item, I have managed to get information from the hospital, that you have been diagnosed to be bulimic. It further states that you have gotten the regurgitation to a point where you can do it just by using the right muscles. You donít have to put your fingers down your throat. Tell me, is that what you did on the witness stand, when the prosecution presented you with the cloth to smell?

KRISTY

No, that was real, I really did feel nauseated.

DEFENSE

Or was that morning sickness?

KRISTY

No.

DEFENSE

No further questions for this witness at this time.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Letís stop for the day, we will reconvene at 9am tomorrow.

INT. COURT ROOM - DAY

PROSECUTION

The Prosecution calls Mr. Jackson to the stand.

Bob is sworn in by the bailiff.


PROSECUTION

The day of Mrs. Walfordís funeral, when you met Mr. Walford for the first time, what was his attitude towards you?

BOB

Well, he said he knew about the affair I was having with his wife and vowed revenge on me, his exact words were, ďYou better watch your back, you son of a bitch, everybody pays!Ē


PROSECUTION

Did you take this threat seriously?

BOB

At first, until a after a while when nothing happened. Who knew that my daughter would pay the price for my mistakes, Iím sorry Kristy.


PROSECUTION

What led you to believe that the Walfords had something to do with your daughterís disappearance?

BOB

When Sgt. Tabkins disposed of crucial evidence and was putting up continuous road blocks to keep the Walfords out of the investigation.

PROSECUTION

What finally led you to the Walford residence?

BOB

It was the letters.

PROSECUTION

No more questions for this witness. Prosecution rests.

The Bailiff hands Judge Greenville an envelope. The outside below the address with an asterisk reads Pete Walford is not guilty.


JUDGE GREENVILLE

Do you wish to question this witness, Mr. Silversteen?

DEFENSE

No questions at this time. May I approach the bench, your honor?

JUDGE GREENVILLE

We will have a short recess for 15 minutes.

Judge Greenville motions both attorneys to the bench. The two attorneys follow Judge Greenville to her chambers to look at the tape with her. After 10 minutes, Judge Greenville and the two attorneys return to the court room.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

The video tape that has just been delivered, I have decided to allow the jury to view it.

The tape is played, the jury is shaking their heads in disbelief.

Bob stands up looks at the DA.

BOB

How can you allow this to happen, the bastard raped my daughter, held her against her own will, strapped to a fucking bed!

The Judge slams down the gavel.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Thatís enough, Mr. Jackson!

BOB

So Judge, how long have you been on the defendantís payroll?

The Judge slams the gavel again.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Now Mr. Jackson, I will have you removed and fined for contempt, if you canít control yourself.

As soon as the tape is finished, the Defense calls Kristy back to the witness stand.

Kristy climbs in to the witness stand.

DEFENSE

What were you thinking as you were watching this video?

KRISTY

I was thinking I am about to be raped again.

DEFENSE

I request that comment be stricken from the record.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Denied, you asked the question, she just answered.

DEFENSE

No further questions for this witness. The defense calls Pete Walford to the stand.

Pete Walford takes the stand.


DEFENSE

In your opinion, Mr. Walford, is Miss Jackson a promiscuous female?

PETE

She is a wonderful girl who is afraid to tell her dad that she really loves me. She told me herself that her dad does not like white people.


BOB

That is a lie, you mother fucker!

Judge Greenville slams her gavel.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Get him out of here and arrest him if he attempts to come back during any part of this trial.

DEFENSE

Is that the kind of temper Kristy feared when dealing with her dad?

PETE

That is exactly what she described.

DEFENSE

Could you please tell the jury what you were doing when your house was raided?

PETE

I was sitting on my sofa when the door was kicked in along with my ribs.

DEFENSE

Who kicked you in your ribs?

PETE

Mr. Jackson.

No further questions for the defendant.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Prosecution do you wish to question the defendant?

PROSECUTION

Yes.


Mrs. Cotton approaches the defendant, then turns around to address the guests of the court room.

PROSECUTION

Can I please get all females to stand up? Including members of the jury.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

I donít know where you are going with this, but it better be close to reaching its destination.

PROSECUTION

Yes your honor.

Mrs. Cotton turns to the defendant.


PROSECUTION

I would like you to tell me what females you find attractive.

Pete looks at the Judge.


JUDGE GREENVILLE

Go ahead, do as you are instructed.


Pete points out two from the jury and eight from the guests.


PROSECUTION

The rest of you who were not picked, please sit down. Does everyone in here see a trend? These women have similar physical characteristics as Miss Jackson. It could have been any one of you.

You may all sit down. No further questions your honor.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

Does the defense have anyone else to put on the stand?

DEFENSE

The Defense rests your honor.


JUDGE GREENVILLE

I will now hear closing arguments.

DEFENSE

Let me start by saying my client is not an angel. But use your heads ladies and gentlemen. He did not rape this young lady, she was pregnant before her experience with the defendant. Keep the video tape in your minds when you come to your verdict. Thank you.

PROSECUTION

The man you see, the defendant wants you to believe he is an upstanding citizen. How would you feel if it were your daughter being violated by this animal? Please donít allow her to be violated by the system. You can keep the video tape in mind, just imagine what happened that is not on the tape. Thank you.

JUDGE GREENVILLE

I will now sequester the jury to the jury room to render a verdict of guilty or not guilty.

Everyone begins to exit the court room. Pete grabs the side of the table, then collapses to the floor. Mr. Silversteen calls for an ambulance after he sees blood draining from the side of Peteís mouth. Pete is rushed to the hospital.

INT. COURT ROOM - DAY

Mrs. Cotton and Kristy are at the prosecution table.

Mr. Silversteen is by himself.

The Jury comes back and announces they have reached a verdict.

The jury foreman hands the decision to the bailiff, then it is given to the judge. She reads it, then hands it back for the announcement.


FOREMAN

We the jury find the defendant not guilty for the charge of rape. We the jury find the defendant not guilty for the charge of kidnapping.

Mrs. Cotton comforts Kristy as she has a complete melt down and escorts her out of the court room.

EXT. COURT HOUSE - DAY

Bob waits outside as he soon realizes the outcome of the verdict. Bob helps Kristy to his truck as she is bombarded by reporters and their questions.

Bob yells no comment as he drives the truck through the gauntlet of gossip. One reporter gets to Bob.


REPORTER

Mr. Jackson, the verdict seemed quite fair considering the lack of evidence, some lawyers are surprised your daughter wasnít sued for slander.

BOB

This was all Judge Greenvilleís doing, she wonít and canít be allowed to get away with this malicious treatment of my daughter. This is not justice, this is a railroad by someone on the payroll of Pete Walford!

INT. BOBíS TRUCK - DAY


KRISTY

Dad letís go home, I just want to rest.

BOB

Itís not right, I swear I will right this wrong before I am six feet under.

Those blood sucking reporters paint such a law abiding picture of that animal. You were raped repeatedly, then raped one more time in the courtroom by that bitch behind the bench.





EXT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - SUNSET

Reporters wait while Bob and Kristy get out of Bobís truck, the questions begin to fly.

LADY REPORTER

Mr. Jackson, is it true Pete and Kristy are getting married after the baby is born?

Bob speaks as he walks away.

BOB

Sure, then maybe that bitch behind the bench can perform the marriage ceremony.

Bob and Kristy enter the house, the door slams, leaving the commotion outside.

INT. THE JACKSON RESIDENCE - NIGHT

Bob helps Kristy to her bed.

Bob leaves the room goes back downstairs to battle with the Bulls.

Bob passes out on the sofa while listening to a jury member on TV explaining about the damming evidence of the video tape, the drugs that maybe caused hallucinations, when in fact it may have been her friend with a sex toy.

The next morning the sun is nudging at Bobís eyelids to force them open.

He struggles to adjust to the bright light in his eyes as he opens them. He goes upstairs to check on Kristy. He knocks on her door, no answer.

Bob opens the door, the empty bottle of sedatives is on the floor, with a note to her dad.

Bob hurries to his daughterís lifeless body; a futile attempt is administered to resuscitate her.

Bob stops after running out of breath and calls 911 for an ambulance.

He is told it will be a while due to the 8:30 am rush hour for the 9 oíclock work force.

The ambulance pulls up with sirens on, Bob goes downstairs to let them in to aid his daughter, Kristy is pronounced dead at the scene after they see the quantity of medication she ingested and the type.

The EMTs take Kristy out with the sheet draped over her head and the ambulance leaves with flashing lights and no siren.

Bob just sits on the couch in the living room, drained of tears and the feeling of hopelessness, another emotion takes over.

Bob packs a few things and listens to the news in the background. The local news is reporting that a female officer has come up missing, she was supposed to turn herself in to be questioned about her involvement with Pete Walford.

It has also been reported that her dad was found dead in a dumpster.



EXT. SAMANTHA GREENVILLEĎS HOME - NIGHT - FORWARD ONE YEAR

The Chauffer (his face is not seen) opens the back door as Samantha climbs inside.

SAMANTHA

Where is my regular driver?.


CHAUFFER

His daughter had appendicitis, so he asked me to cover for him.

Samantha opens the Cella Lambrusco for a glass, Cheers, she says as she siphons down the first glass, then starts another.

Samantha comments how strange she is starting to feel, five more blocks, three stop lights, the glass slips from her hand.

The limo turns on Highway 20, after a few minutes, turns onto a gravel road, winding turns, then stops in front of a dilapidated, unkempt farm.

The chauffer opens the back door of the limo and carries Samantha inside the front door of the house.

INT. THE FARM HOUSE - NIGHT

The chauffer strips Samantha naked and puts on a push up bra and a crotch less pair of panties.

He takes her to a dark room, straps her to a bed, covers her up, leaves the room and locks the door.

He then goes back to the limo, gets the groceries from the trunk and puts them in the house. He returns to the limo leaves the farm house and drives it into a local lake a few miles away.

After that, he walks back to the farmhouse, opens the barn door and backs out his personal vehicle.

The chauffer goes back inside, gets a Bull out of the fridge and relaxes on the couch.

(After the first gulp, scene from the bottom of the can, the face is revealed when the can is set down. It is Bob Jackson)

Bob has one more beer, He calls the limo company to report the limo stolen from him at the Market Place, he admits to leaving the keys in it, he is fired on the spot, after his call to the Limo Company, he throws the Trac Fone in a ditch near the main road.

INT. THE FARM HOUSE - NIGHT

Bob relaxes on the couch, pops open a Bull, eats a Bologna sandwich and some store brand plain potato chips.

He shuts off the light and goes to sleep.

The lock rattles, then the door opens, the light comes on and in walks Bob with a rolled up slice of bologna in his left hand and a can of beer in his right hand.


BOB

Good morning Sunshine in a very animated tone. Does the room look familiar?

SAMANTHA

No, why? Should it?

BOB

This is same set up my daughter was in.

SAMANTHA

Why am I here?

BOB

You are here to pay for the justice she didnít receive in the courtroom by you, Bench Bitch.

I worked on this plan for the rest of the time after my daughter committed suicide, because of your decision to allow that to walk away from justice after he raped her over and over.

I watched your reaction, which was very little emotion. No empathy or pity for my daughter and all she went through.

Now I will make you go through the same thing.

I sat and listened as she told me every graphic detail, I etched it all in my brain.

Do you want any food before justice is served?

Samantha does not answer.

Bob walks over to Samantha pushes her top up and rubs her breasts until the nipples come to life.

He walks to the foot of the bed grabs one leg places in the stirrup, then does the same to the other.

Bob drops his pants, inserts his penis into Samanthaís vagina.

Samantha begs him to stop, he keeps driving into Samantha until his satisfaction is achieved.

Bob grabs a bucket of soapy water and gives Samantha a sponge bath.

SAMANTHA

What if I get pregnant?

BOB

Thatís what I want.

Bob lowers Samanthaís legs back to the bed to strap them back down.

SAMANTHA

I remember you now, the daughter whose case could not be proved that rape had happened.

I tried to have Detective Jordan track you down, but you disappeared like John Wayne in the sunset. I wanted Detective Jordan to tell you that Pete never made it to the murder trial. He died just days before it was scheduled to commence.

I believe he did rape your daughter, but my extra income did not allow me to put him away.


BOB

Looks like the rich get the last word once again.

Bob then turns off the light, tells Samantha he will be back to give her some dinner.

He leaves the room and locks the door behind him.

EXT. FARM HOUSE- DAY

Bob pops open a beer, goes outside to get some fresh air, looks up to see a reflection. Too late, a shot rings out.

Bob falls off the steps onto the ground after being struck in the neck by a bullet. He grasps his neck to stop the blood flow and struggles for oxygen.

A person walks up with the sun in their face, it is difficult to identify the shooter.

SHOOTER

Pete had me tailing you from the time you were hauled out of the courtroom. You were the last loose end, now I must disappear for real.

Pete and that bitch you have strapped to the bed pushed your daughter to do the unthinkable, suicide.

Bob recognizes the voice, it is Sgt Tabkins.

Bob gasps to say isnít this a motherfucker.

The struggle to breathe continues.


SGT TABKINS

Sometimes it is a motherfucker. I wish you would have stuck around, but now you can be with Mrs. Walford. Now I have a fresh start with all loose ends tied up.

Sgt Tabkins steps over Bob, goes inside grabs a beer and sits on the couch to pass time until darkness sets in.

INT. FARM HOUSE - NIGHT

When the outside is pitch dark, Sgt Tabkins opens the room where Samantha is strapped to the bed.


SGT TABKINS-

I have always wanted to watch a judge suffer and die, so long bitch.

Sgt Tabkins kisses the lips of Samantha, then smiles as she departs the room.



ANOTHER VOICE

I have been tracking your moves, I told you that I would get even with you. Now step outside.


EXT. FARM HOUSE - DARK (only headlights from a vehicle)

SGT TABKINS

Come on, you are my partner.

OFFICER JORDAN

That ended the day the evidence was disposed of by you.

Samantha begs for help.

A limo pulls up, Coffin steps out, he grabs Sgt Tabkins and ties her hands behind her back.

OFFICER JORDAN

I found out through some ties in the community that my missing sister became the property of Mr. Kim after my useless dad owed him some money. He agreed on a trade if I could get you and turn you over to him.


An envelope is sticking out of Sgt Tabkinís rear blue jeans pocket.

OFFICER JORDAN

What do we have here?


Officer Jordan grabs the envelope.

He opens it up, it is a plane ticket to Paris, France.


OFFICER JORDAN (cont)

I know who you were going to see.

SGT TABKINS

You are clueless.

OFFICER JORDAN

AM I?


He takes out a pen and writes some information on it, then hands it to Coffin.

OFFICER JORDAN

Make sure Mr. Kim gets that envelope, he will find it interesting.


Coffin acknowledges with a nod and a grunt as he forces SGT Tabkins in the back seat.

SGT. TABKINS

This isnít over, you have not seen the last of me!


The naked footrest female(now dressed) gets out of the front passenger side and runs to Officer Jordan.

OFFICER JORDAN

Carrie, I have been searching for you for such a long time, I will never allow anything to happen to you again.


Officer Jordan and Carrie go inside the farmhouse and help Judge Greenville to Officer Jordanís car where he calls for an ambulance for the Judge and retrieve the body of Bob.


EXT. PARIS, FRANCE - DAY

Marcie sits at a sidewalk cafť sipping a cappuccino and eating a chocolate croissant.

A limo pulls up, two Asian men get out, one taller than the other.

TALLER MAN

Are you Marcie Walford?

MARCIE

Whoís asking?

TALLER MAN

Do you know a Sgt Tabkins?

MARCIE

Thatís who I am waiting for.

TALLER MAN

Come with us, we will take you to her.


The shorter of the two men open a rear door and beckon Marcie to get inside, she complies.

INT. MR. KIMíS RESIDENCE - DAY


MR. KIM

You are my property, your dad said you are still his little princess. You are his final payment in full since he died and is still in debt with me. I have someone here you would like to see.


Coffin comes in the room with Sgt Tabkins, completely nude with the exception of a steel collar around her neck, attached to a long chain.

MR. KIM

Coffin, which ever you choose try to make her last more than a month. The other will become my new footrest.


Coffin tears off Marcieís clothes to look at what she has to offer.

Coffin smiles as he picks up Marcie in a firemanís carry and heads off in the direction of his private residence on the premises.

FADE OUT - Marcie screams in terror, the screams get softer as she is being carried away by Coffin.



The End
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