If you could only hear the noise?

 

If You Could Only Hear The Noise?

By: Jessica Cote

FADE IN:

Int -Casino-Store Area-7 pm- Night time

 

Daniel-Ten year old boy, deaf, pretty to the eyes, wearing well kept clothes is walking through the casino. He looks at the slot machines where people are playing, then at the citizens walking by , and then to the stores. .

 

Patrons

( Mutter to each other about Daniel)

 

Daniel

(Hears nothing and keeps getting pushed into, or stepped noticeably around)

 

Int-Casino -Store Area-7 pm – Night time

 

Eveline – Eight years old, Diary in hand, walking past a store. Right past Daniel. Jots down words inside the diary.

 

Patron 1

(Ignore Eveline walking on by )

 

Patron 2

(Stop when they see Eveline)

Dear are you lost?

 

Eveline

( Shakes head)

 

Patron 2

( Continues on their way )

 

Eveline

( Jots down a few more words on her diary)

 

Int-Casino- Storefront area -7:20 pm

 

The area is becoming more and more crowded as the seconds pass.

 

Daniel

( Peers at Eveline from across the area watching Eveline  )

 

Patron Three

( Stumbles past the girl almost knocking into Eveline)

 

Eveline

( Clasps her Diary close this time.)

 

Patron four

( Stops another child from running into Eveline)

 

Patron Five

( Drunkenly stumbles into Eveline)

 

Eveline

( Drops the diary but is unaware of this)

 

Daniel

( Sees the diary fall and runs to grab it )

 

Int-Casino-Storefront area-7:45 pm

 

Daniel has lost sight of Eveline in the store area. In angst , He goes to enlist in the patrons help.

 

Daniel

( Tugs on patron’s pant leg in angst)

 

Patron Six

( Ignore Daniel and continues stumbling on drunk)

 

Daniel

( Irritated hits the next patron gently in the leg)

 

Patron seven

(Bends down a little)

What is boy?

Daniel

(Tugs on leg and points at diary)

 

Patron Seven

I don’t understand. What’s wrong?

 

Daniel

( Points at Diary and points in the probable direction Eveline went in)

 

Patron Seven

Go bother someone else and speak to them.

( Patron Seven walks away.)

 

Int-Casino-Storefront- 8:00 pm

 

The patrons are filing in and Daniel is still struggling to find help. Some try to help him by taking his hand and leading him in a random direction but then leave him in anger.

 

Daniel

( Grabs the leg of a woman walking by)

 

Woman

What’s wrong?

 

Daniel

( Points at the diary , and then to his ears.)

 

Woman

( Takes Diary and opens it to a blank page writing in it )

What’s wrong?

 

Daniel

(Writes back)

Girl lost Diary.

 

Woman

( Writes back)

Do you know where she is?

 

Daniel

( Writes back)

I do not know?Can you help me?

 

Woman

How old is she?

 

Daniel

Eight

 

Woman

( Grabs Daniel’s hand and begins their search)

 

Int-Casino- Storefront- 8:15 pm

 

Woman

(Stops and talks with a patron)

Sir, Have you seen a young girl around here?

 

Patron eight

No I haven’t. I’m sorry.

 

Daniel

( Tugs on women’s pant leg as he spots Eveline)

 

Woman

You found her?

 

Daniel

( excitedly tugs her hand)

 

Int-Casino-Storefront-8:15 pm

 

Eveline is clinging onto a man’s pant leg crying and pointing around in all direction.

 

Woman

Why are you crying sweetie?

 

Eveline

My diary. It fell.

 

Woman

( Nudges Daniel forward)

 

Daniel

( hands the Diary over)

 

Eveline

Thank You. Thank you!

 

Daniel

( Blinks )

 

Man

You should say your welcome boy.

 

Daniel

( Blinks again)

 

Man

Well, Are you a mute or something?

 

Woman

( Points at the diary.)

He’s deaf.

 

Man

Is he?

 

Eveline

( Writes in the diary)

Thank you!

 

Daniel

(Writes back )

Your welcome

 

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