EXT. GARDEN HOSE, VAN NUYS SCHOOL YARD - DAY

Bobby washes the BLOOD SPOTS from his ALOHA SHIRT with the garden hose. He’s angry, and scared.

EXT. TREES, VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

Bobby with his Goth friends under the trees, and they take him into their huddle and console him.

Bobby notices DEMERITT GOTH, 17, bad acme, has RED SPOTS on his BLACK BOOTS.

BOBBY
What’s those red spots?

DEMERITT GOTH
Paint. I got a job painting. It’s paint.

Bobby leans down quickly and before Demeritt can move, swipes the RED DOTS off Demeritt Goth’s BLACK BOOTS, looks at it, sniffs it.

BOBBY
Don’t look like red paint to me. It’s still wet. Smells like blood.

DEMERITT GOTH
Yeah?

BOBBY
Yeah!

DEMERITT GOTH
You’re psycho.

Demeritt stands his ground, his feet apart, protecting his turf. It’s a false bravado.

Bobby stares Demeritt in the eyes.

BOBBY
If you can’t trust your friends. Who can you trust. Turn out your pockets.

DEMERITT GOTH
I don’t gotta.

Dimon stares at Demeritt and then at Bobby.

DIMON GOLD
You gotta.....

Demeritt empties his pockets and the GOLD EARRING is there, bloodied. There is BLOOD on the inside of Demeritt’s pocket.

BOBBY
You and me Demeritt, are finished! If ya can’t trust your friends, whom can ya trust?

Bobby grabs his EARRING and walks off with an angry stride.

BOBBY (CONT’D)
That’s it!

Dimon rushes off after Bobby.....

DIMON GOLD
Don’t just us by Demeritt.... Bobby, hold up.

Bobby walks faster and faster until he’s running.

INT. ROBERT’S BEDROOM, VAN NUYS APARTMENT - NIGHT

Robert correct STUDENT PAPERS with a PEN from the PEN SET he bought set at a tourist store in Hawaii.

There’s a PICTURE of DIAMOND HEAD on the pen set, and Robert has it on his desk. He smiles.

Soft HAWAIIAN MUSIC plays in the background.

INT. DINING ROOM, ROBERT AND BOBBY’S VAN NUYS APARTMENT -NIGHT

At dinner, FAST FOOD FISH AND CHIPS, Bobby hides his torn ear with a BAND-AID.

ROBERT
What's with the band aid?

BOBBY
(Angry) Nothing's wrong. I decided not to wear the earring after all.

ROBERT “SENIOR”
Tell the truth.

Bobby breaks down, cries ...

BOBBY
A kid I thought was my friend did it. (Beat) Why do we have to live here? Can't we go live in Hawaii? You can teach there. I hate it here. Why do people have to be so mean? Why can't the people be really cool like the people in Hawaii?

ROBERT
There’s no jobs there. The pay is low. The bus drivers get more than the teachers. I just don't know, I just wish it could be good like that all the time.

INT. BEDROOM, ROBERT AND BOBBY’S APARTMENT - NIGHT

Robert tucks Bobby into bed, just like when Bobby was a little boy.

ROBERT “SENIOR”
Mom’s waiting for us in Hula Heaven.

BOBBY
I don’t believe you. Hula Heaven! That’s ridiculous!

ANOTHER ANGLE:

Robert has left, and Bobby falls asleep gazing at the PHOTO OF BOBBY (AGE 8), and his MOTHER. And the PHOTO of him and the Hula Girls, and Leilani.

BOBBY’S DREAM:

Bobby at Leilani’s Luau and he is older, about 22. He HEARS sounds of HAWAIIAN MUSIC.

BOBBY’S MOTHER LAUGHS. She is young, late 20’s or early 30’s and wearing a LONG WHITE DRESS, running into the water at Waikiki.

Bobby’s Mother is in a 1990’s SWIMSUIT, holding BOBBY AGE 8 on a SURFBOARD.

Bobby’s Mother is in a 1990’s SWIMSUIT, holding BOBBY AGE 9 on a BODY BOARD (SHORT BOARD).

BOBBY AGE 8 surfs in an INCOMING WAVE on the BODY BOARD as Bobby’s Mother stands in the SURF.

 
 


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