– tony.espino –

a human. for now.

Timeout

TONY ESPINO TIMEOUT V1.1 ORIGINAL DRAFT 6/3/15

INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY

OTTO and BETSY are arguing in front of their ten-year-old
daughter, STACY.

BETSY
Why would you say that to me?

OTTO
Sorry, I just won’t say anything to
you anymore.

BETSY
You’re such a jerk!

STACY
Mom! Dad! Knock it off! I said no
fighting. You’re ruining my tenth
birthday! Go sit in timeout!

OTTO
I’m not going in timeout.

STACY
You want to talk back to me? You
can sit in timeout all day, mister.
I don’t care.

BETSY
It’s not fair. I don’t want to go
in timeout.

STACY
Too bad. I’ve been yelling at you
two for fighting all day.

OTTO
She started it!

BETSY
Did not!

STACY
I don’t care! You’re both going in
timeout. So shut up! I don’t want
to hear another word out of your
stupid mouths!

Betsy and Otto go sit in the corner.

OTTO
(to Betsy)
Way to go. Thanks for getting us in
trouble.

STACY
I said SHUT UP! What don’t you
understand?!

Otto begins crying.

STACY (CONT’D)
What, now you’re going to cry?
Seriously? You know what, Dad? I
gave you plenty of warnings and you
chose not to listen. So
whatever…go ahead and cry.

Otto cries harder.

STACY (CONT’D)
Keep crying, Dad. Go ahead. Cry
over some stupid crap because you
can’t do what you’re told and get
along with your wife!

Otto cries harder.

STACY (CONT’D)
Oh my God. You’re so annoying!

Betsy begins walking away.

STACY (CONT’D)
Where you going? Get back in
timeout.

BETSY
I have to go to the bathroom.

STACY
I don’t care. You can go when
you’re done in timeout.

BETSY
But I really have to go. It’s not
fair!

STACY
Keep talking back, Mom. See what
happens.

BETSY
Really have to pee.

OTTO
Shhh…you’re going to get us in
trouble again.

BETSY
I didn’t get us in trouble the
first time.

OTTO
Yes you did! Liar!

Betsy starts crying.

BETSY
I did not!

STACY
SHUT UP! You’re driving me nuts.
Don’t you know how to talk nice to
each other? You two just yell at
each other all day like lunatics!

OTTO
You’re yelling at us!

STACY
I’m yelling because you aren’t
listening! You guys suck! I can’t
take anymore of this! I’m leaving!

Stacy storms off.

OTTO
You want to build a fort?

BETSY
Sure. But I have to go to the
bathroom first.

OTTO
OK.

Betsy begins walking to the bathroom and calls back to Otto.

BETSY
Don’t start without me!

BLACKOUT.

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