by on March 6, 2019
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EXT. MIAMI BEACH - AFTERNOON

Sweet author LORD TOMMY PARKER is arguing with patient teacher MS ALISON OLSSON. TOMMY tries to hug ALISON but she shakes him off.

 

TOMMY
Please, Alison, don't leave me.

 

 

ALISON
I'm sorry Tommy, but I'm looking for somebody a bit braver. Somebody who faces his fears head-on, instead of running away.

 

 

TOMMY
I am such a person!

 

ALISON frowns.

 

ALISON
I'm sorry, Tommy. I just don't feel excited by this relationship anymore.

 

ALISON leaves.

TOMMY sits down, looking defeated.

Moments later, cute nurse DCI MIKE SWEET barges in looking flustered.

 

TOMMY
Goodness, Mike! Is everything okay?

 

 

MIKE
I'm afraid not.

 

 

TOMMY
What is it? Don't keep me in suspense...

 

 

MIKE
It's ... a ghost ... I saw an evil ghost terrify a bunch of swimmers!

 

 

TOMMY
Defenseless swimmers?

 

 

MIKE
Yes, defenseless swimmers!

 

 

TOMMY
Bloomin' heck, Mike! We've got to do something.

 

 

MIKE
I agree, but I wouldn't know where to start.

 

 

TOMMY
You can start by telling me where this happened.

 

 

MIKE
I was...

 

MIKE fans himself and begins to wheeze.

 

TOMMY
Focus Mike, focus! Where did it happen?

 

 

MIKE
Hatfield House, England! That's right - Hatfield House, England!

 

TOMMY springs up and begins to run.

 

EXT. A ROAD - CONTINUOUS

TOMMY rushes along the street, followed by MIKE. They take a short cut through some back gardens, jumping fences along the way.

 

INT. HATFIELD HOUSE, ENGLAND - SHORTLY AFTER

SARAH PARKER a wild ghost terrorizes two swimmers.

TOMMY, closely followed by MIKE, rushes towards SARAH, but suddenly stops in his tracks.

 

MIKE
What is? What's the matter?

 

 

TOMMY
That's not just any old ghost, that's Sarah Parker!

 

 

MIKE
Who's Sarah Parker?

 

 

TOMMY
Who's Sarah Parker? Who's Sarah Parker? Only the wildest ghost in the universe!

 

 

MIKE
Blinkin' knickers, Tommy! We're going to need some help if we're going to stop the wildest ghost in the universe!

 

 

TOMMY
You can say that again.

 

 

MIKE
Blinkin' knickers, Tommy! We're going to need some help if we're going to stop the wildest ghost in the universe!

 

 

TOMMY
I'm going to need ropes, lots of ropes.

 

Sarah turns and sees Tommy and Mike. She grins an evil grin.

 

SARAH
Tommy Parker, we meet again.

 

 

MIKE
You've met?

 

 

TOMMY
Yes. It was a long, long time ago...

 

 

EXT. A PARK - BACK IN TIME

A young TOMMY is sitting in a park listening to some jazz music when suddenly a dark shadow casts over him.

He looks up and sees SARAH. He takes off his headphones.

 

SARAH
Would you like some wine gums?

 

TOMMY's eyes light up, but then he studies SARAH more closely and looks uneasy.

 

TOMMY
I don't know, you look kind of wild.

 

 

SARAH
Me? No. I'm not wild. I'm the least wild ghost in the world.

 

 

TOMMY
Wait, you're a ghost?

 

TOMMY runs away, screaming.

 

INT. HATFIELD HOUSE, ENGLAND - PRESENT DAY

 

SARAH
You were a coward then, and you are a coward now.

 

 

MIKE
(To TOMMY) Did you run away?

 

 

TOMMY
(To MIKE) I was a young child. What was I supposed to do?

 

TOMMY turns to SARAH.

 

TOMMY
I may have run away from you then, but I won't run away this time!

 

TOMMY runs away.

He turns back and shouts.

 

TOMMY
I mean, I am running away, but I'll be back - with ropes.

 

 

SARAH
I'm not scared of you.

 

 

TOMMY
You should be.

 

 

INT. KINGS CROSS STATION, LONDON - LATER THAT DAY

TOMMY and MIKE walk around searching for something.

 

TOMMY
I feel sure I left my ropes somewhere around here.

 

 

MIKE
Are you sure? It does seem like an odd place to keep deadly ropes.

 

 

TOMMY
You know nothing Mike Sweet.

 

 

MIKE
We've been searching for ages. I really don't think they're here.

 

Suddenly, SARAH appears, holding a pair of ropes.

 

SARAH
Looking for something?

 

 

MIKE
Crikey, Tommy, she's got your ropes.

 

 

TOMMY
Tell me something I don't already know!

 

 

MIKE
The earth's circumference at the equator is about 40,075 km.

 

 

TOMMY
I know that already!

 

 

MIKE
I bite my toenails.

 

 

SARAH
(appalled) Dude!

 

While SARAH is looking at MIKE with disgust, TOMMY lunges forward and grabs his deadly ropes. He wields them, triumphantly.

 

TOMMY
Prepare to die, you will sprout!

 

 

SARAH
No please! All I did was terrify a bunch of swimmers!

 

ALISON enters, unseen by any of the others.

 

TOMMY
I cannot tolerate that kind of behavior! Those swimmers were defenseless! Well now they have a defender - and that's me! Tommy Parker defender of innocent swimmers.

 

 

SARAH
Don't hurt me! Please!

 

 

TOMMY
Give me one good reason why I shouldn't use these ropes on you right away!

 

 

SARAH
Because Tommy, I am your mother.

 

TOMMY looks stunned for a few moments but then collects himself.

 

TOMMY
No, you're not!

 

 

SARAH
Ah well, it had to be worth a try.

 

SARAH tries to grab the ropes but TOMMY dodges out of the way.

 

TOMMY
Who's the mummy now? Huh? Huh?

 

Unexpectedly, SARAH slumps to the ground.

 

MIKE
Did she just faint?

 

 

TOMMY
I think so. Well, that's disappointing. I was rather hoping for a more dramatic conclusion, involving my deadly ropes.

 

TOMMY crouches over SARAH's body.

 

MIKE
Be careful, Tommy. It could be a trick.

 

 

TOMMY
No, it's not a trick. It appears that... It would seem... Sarah Parker is dead!

 

 

TOMMY
What?

 

 

TOMMY
Yes, it appears that I scared her to death.

 

MIKE claps his hands.

 

MIKE
So your ropes did save the day, after all.

 

ALISON steps forward.

 

ALISON
Is it true? Did you kill the wild ghost?

 

 

TOMMY
Alison how long have you been...?

 

ALISON puts her arm around TOMMY.

 

ALISON
Long enough.

 

 

TOMMY
Then you saw it for yourself. I killed Sarah Parker.

 

 

ALISON
Then the swimmers are safe?

 

 

TOMMY
It does seem that way!

 

A crowd of vulnerable swimmers enters, looking relieved.

 

ALISON
You are their hero.

 

The swimmers bow to TOMMY.

 

TOMMY
There is no need to bow to me. I seek no worship. The knowledge that Sarah Parker will never terrify swimmers ever again, is enough for me.

 

 

ALISON
You are humble as well as brave!

 

One of the swimmers passes TOMMY a sealing ring

 

ALISON
I think they want you to have it, as a symbol of their gratitude.

 

 

TOMMY
I couldn't possibly.

 

Pause.

 

TOMMY
Well, if you insist.

 

TOMMY takes the ring.

 

TOMMY
Thank you.

 

The swimmers bow their heads once more and leave.

TOMMY turns to ALISON.

 

TOMMY
Does this mean you want me back?

 

 

ALISON
Oh, Tommy, of course, I want you back!

 

TOMMY smiles for a few seconds but then looks defiant.

 

TOMMY
Well, you can't have me.

 

 

ALISON
WHAT?

 

 

TOMMY
You had no faith in me. You had to see my scare a ghost to death before you would believe in me. I don't want a lover like that.

 

 

ALISON
But...

 

 

TOMMY
Please leave. I want to spend time with the one person who stayed with me through thick and thin - my best friend, Mike.

 

MIKE grins.

 

ALISON
But...

 

 

MIKE
You heard the gentleman. Now be off with you. Skidaddle! Shoo!

 

 

ALISON
Tommy?

 

 

TOMMY
I'm sorry Alison, but I think you should skedaddle.

 

ALISON leaves.

MIKE turns to TOMMY.

 

MIKE
Did you mean that? You know ... that I'm your best friend?

 

 

TOMMY
Of course, you are!

 

The two walk off arm in arm.

Suddenly Mike stops.

 

MIKE
When I said I bite my toenails, you know I was just trying to distract the ghost, don't you?

 

 

THE END

 

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