SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, CLASSROOM. The teacher is helping a young boy with his equivalent fractions assignment before school. After a few minutes the boy starts to understand it; the teacher begins to score journal entries. After a several more minutes the boy puts his pencil down.
JOEY: When I was little, I didn’t believe in the eye doctor. [Pause]. But then I found out that he really does exist.
[Offhandedly, not really paying attention].
TEACHER: Oh, so sort of like the opposite of the tooth fairy?
[There is an intake of surprised breath from the boy, and his eyes widen like fried eggs. The teacher notices the look of shock on the boy’s face and quickly adds].
TEACHER: Just kidding, the tooth fairy? Totally real.
[The boy breathes out a sigh of relief and begins to work on his assignment again].
JOEY: I always knew it.
[Fade to black].