EXT. SCHOOL PLAYGROUND – MORNING
HANNAH, (18, medium height, smart, quiet) dressed in a school
uniform, is sitting against the wall with SAMMY (18, female,
medium height, scruffy, rebel), DAN (18, tall, stubble,
scruffy, obnoxious) and KEV (18, tall, clean shaven, smart,
reserved). DAN pulls out a cigarette and lights it. SAMMY is
typing on her phone. HANNAH is reading a Shakespeare play.
KEV is reading a comic book.
You should have seen his face once
I dropped the bombshell I knew more
than that stupid teacher.
I can imagine, as you’ve told that
story ALL week.
Surely it’s not been ALL week,
You’re not backing me up?
Sorry, Dan. It does get a little
annoying after you’ve brought it up
Hannah, will you back me up?
Well…this IS the first I’ve heard
You see, Hannah backs me up!
Only because she’s been pulled in
for exam practices by The Dragon
That is true.
Hannah, just let Sammy and Dan
fight this one out. I love seeing
them get into a weird love dance in
the guise of a fight.
SAMMY & DAN
There’s nothing going on!
You keep telling yourselves that,
HANNAH attempts to hide a smile.
You’re worse than Kev sometimes,
Hannah, you know that?
I’m getting the impression, yeah.
SAMMY and HANNAH grin at each other and start laughing.
Ugh. Girls, eh?
They’re not that bad.
Oh, you would say that!
Jealous I get all the girls?
KEV throws his comic book at DAN, hitting him in the face.
EXT. SCHOOL PLAYGROUND – AFTERNOON
HANNAH stands watching the doorway, pupils pouring out. DAN
Not going home?
I’m waiting for Sammy.
I think she can manage.
It’s Friday, Dan. She’s sleeping
over. Shouldn’t you be looking for
Nah. He’s not my type.
You know what I mean. Sammy and I
do a sleep over and you and Kev do
a sleep over and see who can be
awake the latest.
Maybe we should try and switch it
up, see if you and I could beat
Sammy and Kev.
SAMMY and KEV walk over. SAMMY stops as she sees HANNAH.
Hannah? Shall we go?
You gonna just leave it like that?
What you on about, bruv?
Dan, don’t tell me you were winding
Hannah up again.
I wasn’t doing anything of the
Really, because Hannah looks pretty
petrified to me.
I may have just said the wrong
Can we just go?
Dan, what did you do?
Just leave it, will ya?!
HANNAH takes SAMMY’s hand and leads her away from DAN and
KEV. The two boys watch the girls go.
You’d better explain on the way,
Forget it. It was nothing.
INT. SCHOOL TOILETS – MORNING
HANNAH splashes water from the sink over her face. SAMMY
walks into the toilets and checks her makeup in the mirror.
Dan tried it on last night.
SAMMY stares at HANNAH.
I thought it would be OK to go to
the cinema with him. He invited me
back to his house and then he tried
Oh. My. GOD!
Now he’s ignoring me.
I’ll talk to Kev, try and see what
we can do.
Will Kev listen to that?
He will if he wants any of this.
SAMMY flicks her school blazer away from her figure.
Wait. Are you and Kev…
Yup. Did it last night. You should
try it sometime.
Sammy! I don’t wanna know!
Have you not…?
You have to ask that?
I’m surprised you’re not into that
kind of action. Nothing matches it.
No. Just, no. I’m not ready for
that, no way.
You think I’m jealous of you and
You do look at him funny.
I just don’t want you getting hurt.
I’ve seen him with the rugby lads.
He can get rough.
Hannah, I can manage.
Like you did last time?
Look, I’ll speak to Kev and get him
to have a word with Dan to sort
You can try.
EXT. SCHOOL PLAYGROUND – NOON
HANNAH sits on the wall, her bag at her feet. SAMMY storms
over and slumps down onto the wall.
Kev is a dick.
Just caught him with a Year 11 in
the history department. All I can
say is that they weren’t studying.
I’m sorry, Sammy.
I thought he could have been the
one, you know?
You can do better than Kev.
What if I don’t want to? I love the
dickhead. I just wanted to have
something that I didn’t ruin. Was
that too much to ask for?
Guys need to pull their heads out
their arses, don’t they?
He wasn’t like that, not with me.
He was really sweet, you know? I
just wish he’d given us a chance
before blowing it.
Why don’t I see if you can stay
over tonight? I think Dad got some
Haagen-Dazs ice-cream we can share.
Thanks, Hannah. I’d really
It’s what friends are for, isn’t
SAMMY hugs HANNAH.
INT. SCHOOL TOILETS – NOON
HANNAH is dressed in her own clothes, smartening herself up
and checking her reflection. SAMMY walks into the toilets and
stands right next to HANNAH.
You posted that video.
I have no idea what you’re talking
That sexual video we made a few
months ago as a JOKE, the one we
got YOU to film!
I haven’t posted any videos
recently. I swear it’s not me.
That video is round the entire
school, just on the day we’re meant
Are you sure Dan or Kev didn’t post
You think I believe that? I checked
the account it came from. It’s from
HANNAH stares at SAMMY.
There’s no point looking at me like
you didn’t know about this. It’s
too late. Thanks for nothing.
SAMMY storms out the toilets, slamming the door behind her.
HANNAH runs out the toilets.
INT. HANNAH’S ROOM – AFTERNOON
HANNAH stands at the foot of her bed, dressed in a T-shirt
and jeans. HANNAH holds her phone to her ear.
Hey, Sammy. Sorry I’m calling
again, but I wanted to check you
alright. I’m sorry about all this.
Would you just call me back? I’m
worried about you.
HANNAH hangs up her phone.
INT. HANNAH’S ROOM – MOMENTS LATER
HANNAH’s phone is pinging with each message as it is lying on
Everyone needs to get their bloody
noses out my life! I wanna live it
Some people are such drama queens.
Get out my life, you hypocrite!
Get back in your cage.
Who asked you?! Get out of this
Don’t be a bitch, Sammy!
Such a cow! Just get off Facebook!
HANNAH’s phone stops beeping. HANNAH sits on her bed and
turns off her phone. HANNAH curls up on her bed.
INT. HANNAH’S ROOM – NEXT DAY
HANNAH sits on her bed, staring at the wall. A knock echoes
against the door. SAMMY enters the room, a little sheepish.
I was…uh…in the area. I thought
we could talk? I didn’t really know
where else to go.
Yeah. Of course.
SAMMY and HANNAH sit on the bed.
I’ve had some time to think after
yesterday’s Facebook pandemonium.
I’m sorry about Dan and Kev. They
went too far.
It’s not your fault. I’ve also been
thinking about the other day. That
video coming out, it rattled me,
you know? Now I’ve had time to
think, I know now I shouldn’t have
blamed you for that coming out.
Not exactly been easy for any of
us, has it? Ignoring each other
Which is why I’m here.
Look, I’ve got the rest of the
holiday off. Why don’t we catch up,
do a sleep over again?
I’d like that.
Besides, I think Dad might let you
finish the Haagen-Dazs this time.
Sounds like a plan.
Both girls hold each other close.
INT. HANNAH’S ROOM – MOMENTS LATER
HANNAH sits at her desk and opens a photo album. The various
pictures are of HANNAH, SAMMY, KEV and DAN graduating from
Friends are described in many
poetic ways. There are some that
shine like stars you don’t always
see but you know they’re there.
They’re described as flowers to
brighten the day. I had one friend
in particular that seemed to stick
around, no matter how hard the path
HANNAH turns the page to a picture of SAMMY and HANNAH.
My favourite friend quote is
friends come and go like waves of
the ocean, but the true ones stay
like an octopus on your face.
FADE TO BLACK.