SCENE 1, INTERIOR. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FIFTH GRADE HALLWAY. The teacher is bringing in his class after the bell rings from afternoon recess. The students file into the school and proceed to get drinks from the fountains and head to the classroom. The teacher is standing by the door as the last of the students enter the building. One boy lingers behind the rest.
JOEY: Mr. Z, do you know what parkour is?
TEACHER: Sure. It’s getting from one place to another in the most creative way.
JOEY: Yeah, there’s lots of jumping and leaping, too. [Pause] My friends and I were doing it on the playground.
[The teacher had noticed the three or four boys out jumping on the playground equipment during recess. Being a kid once, too, the teacher realizes that the boys probably believed that they must have looked something like this:
When in actuality, they really looked more like this:]
JOEY: Yeah, it made me all sweaty…
TEACHER: I can tell.
JOEY: [Nonchalantly]. Yeah, me and Jake and Ryan are going over to Jake’s farm to parkour this weekend. We’re going to record it and put it on YouTube.
TEACHER: Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun. Just be careful when you’re doing it, okay?
JOEY: Oh, I will be, but it’s hard when you’re awesome...
TEACHER: I’m sure it is.
SCENE 2, EXTERIOR. MONDAY MORNING, FIFTH GRADE DOOR. The teacher is bringing in his class for the day. The students file into the school chatting about what they did over the weekend. One boy near the back of the line limps up to his teacher with a pained expression on his face.
JOEY: I had to go to the doctor over the weekend and he said that I can’t parkour anymore.
TEACHER: Why’s that?
JOEY: I sprained my ankle.
TEACHER: Wow, what were you leaping from?
[The boy looks sheepish].
JOEY: The roof.
TEACHER: Of your house?
TEACHER: Your house is two stories! How in the world did you get up there?
JOEY: I climbed on the fence by the house and then up on the roof.
TEACHER: You could have been seriously hurt, Joey.
JOEY: Yeah, but I wasn’t.
TEACHER: Then what about the brain damage you seem to have?
JOEY: Oh, I had that before…
[Fade to black].