STU taking off the headphones. He is smiling now.
SARAH runs up to STU, who in a hallway (not the lockers one) of the school. STU is taking off his headphones.
SARAH: Stu! I got the part!
STU: Hey cool! Thatís awesome.
SARAH: I couldnít have done it without you!
SARAH kisses STU.
They break off. STU is smiling.
STU: I love you.
SARAH looks scared. STU looks scared.
SARAH looks concerned and is backing off. STU waves his arms emphatically.
STU: I meant like. I like you. Lovely news! I meant. I meant ďLovely newsĒ and thatís what I said.
They are standing quite far apart now.
SARAH: Sure. Lovely news.
STU: Sure is.
Same scene but NO-NICKNAME MIKE has now shown up. STU is pretending to be happy to see him.
NO-NICKNAME MIKE: Hey guys!
STU: No-Nickname Mike is here! Hello No-nickname Mike!
SARAH: Hey Mike.
MIKE is holding the script up. STU has thrown his hands in the air. His fake grin is fading.
NO-NICKNAME MIKE: Guess what Sarah- I got the part. Iím Mark.
STU: More lovely news!
MIKE is looking in the script. STU looks sad.
SARAH: Thatís cool. Iím going to be Rose.
NO-NICKNAME MIKE: Oh really? Hey- You know weíve got a kissing scene together, right?
SARAH: Yeah, I read that part.
STUís fake grin is back as NO-NICKNAME MIKE gets closer to SARAH
NO-NICKNAME MIKE: Say, do you want to try reading it through together? See how it works?
SARAH: Er... I guess. Stu, Iíll catch you later, okay?
STU: Sure! Go rehearse!
NO-NICKNAME MIKE and SARAH walk off. SARAH is looking back at STU, NO-NICKNAME MIKE appears to be doing some sort of weird dance to show off.
STU alone. He looks really sad.
TEDDY has snuck up behind STU. STU shouts in suprise.
TEDDY: Hello Stu.
STU has turned around.
STU: Teddy! So how did it go? Did you get in the play?
STU: Oh. Shit. Sorry, man.
TEDDY: Iím not in it but they did find a special role just for me.
STU: Lovely news! Whatís the special role if itís not in the play?
Large panel. School corridor. TEDDY is dressed in a red and yellow fire costume. Other kids are standing around watching him, laughing. Stu, Rob, Creepy Edward and Fat Rupert, Laura and Mary are amongst them. Stu looks embarrassed. Rob is cracking up. Cool Tommy B is smiling knowingly.
FX: RRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGGG RRRRRIIIIIIIIIIINNNNGGGGG
TEDDY: I am fire! Run from me! This hallway is ablaze! Run you mortals! Fire cares not who it burns! Young and old will be consumed by its flaming... flames!