Alyssa is standing on the back porch of Jackie's house, staring out into
She is anxiously awaiting her boyfriend, who should be there any minute.
car she had never seen before pulls up. A girl climbs out of the driver's
seat, her bag
on her shoulder.
Hi. I'm Jaimie.
Oh, right. Christine's friend.
Right. Is everyone inside already.
Yep. You're a little late.
I know. What are you doing out here?
I can't say.
Oh, yeah? Why not?
Because Jackie will kill me.
I won't say anything. Promise.
Okay. I'm waiting for my boyfriend. He'll be here in a
Why is that such a big secret?
Because Jackie and everyone else gets pissed when he and I
start hanging all over each other. So, I promised them a night
with the girls, so you can't say anything.
Thanks. You going in now?
Yeah. I'll leave you and your boyfriend alone for a while.
Just don't be too long. Everyone might get suspicious. And
believe me, Christine can get suspicious. Why do you think
she's not seeing anyone at the moment.
Sounds like you know her pretty well.
Oh yeah, we've been friends a long time.
Okay, thanks for the tip.
See ya later.
They smile politely and Jaimie enters the house. She sees everyone
dancing, laughing, and drinking. Christine and Helen jog over to her.
Helen is still tipsy.
Hey! You made it!
Yep. Looks like everything's going cool so far.
(having trouble standing up straight)
You want a drink? There's plenty.
Helen runs over to the table in the dining room, grabs a can of beer, and
(handing it to her)
Here you go. I gotta go.
Helen walks away, bobbing from one side to the other and plops
herself down on the couch.
(opens the can)
What is she on?
She just had a bit too much to drink.