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          INT. CATELYN'S ROOM - DAY CHARACTERS: BRAD, CATELYN,
          ANONYMOUS

          Brad and Catelyn are in her room, and Brad is on her
          computer. She is in the chair next to him, reading.

                              BRAD
                    Wow you're computer is so much
                    faster than mine.

                              CATELYN
                    Huh. (not paying attention)

                              BRAD
                    I need to get a desktop. My old
                    laptop is a dinosaur.

          Long pause. Catelyn closes her book.

                              CATELYN
                    So nobody's going to be home for a
                    while. Want to do something else?

          Catelyn moves closer to him. He isn't paying attention.

                              CATELYN
                    Sex.

                              BRAD
                    What?

                              CATELYN
                    Are you lurking? (forgets about
                    what she was just saying)

                              BRAD
                    Yeah you were boring.

                              CATELYN
                    Oh my gosh, click on that. Click on
                    that.

          Camera shows them looking at the computer. They laugh at
          something, then pause.

                              CATELYN
                    Dude respond to that thread.

                              BRAD
                    No way. That thread's probably
                    about to get spammed with gore
                    anyway.
                         (pause)
                    Ah dude I think this is a raid
                    thread.

                              CATELYN
                    Click on it, click on it.

          Camera is still showing them staring at the screen. They
          look for a moment, then Brad suddenly reacts. Catelyn does
          immediately afterward

                              CATELYN
                    Oh my god.

          Brad is out of his seat, looking out the window. She's still
          reading the thread on the computer. He moves past her
          quickly out of the room and she jumps up and follows.

          They come out of Catelyn's house onto her driveway. Brad is
          breathing hard. Catelyn is still barefoot and looks scared.
          Brad is looking right and left as he walks toward the
          street. He stares toward his left down the street. Camera
          moves to a large group of people coming down the street, all
          wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

                              CATELYN
                    Shit! Shit!

                              BRAD
                    They aren't going to do anything.
                    Just get back.

          The mob approaches Brad. They assemble in front of him and
          stop, staring.

                              BRAD
                    Can I help you? (Brad is flustered)

                              ANON 1
                    I told you he'd be here.

                              ANON 2
                    Scared, traitor. We know who you
                    are.

                              ANON 3
                    Did you not have the balls to do
                    your mission, little bitch? Or did
                    you fall in love with her or
                    something?

                              ANON 2
                    We should beat your ass, white
                    knight.

                              ADDY
                    Calm down. It's not his fault. He
                    just thinks this will make him
                    happy.

                              CATELYN
                    Addy? (a little hysterical now)

                              ADDY
                    Yeah, I thought she was a cool
                    person once. I thought people could
                    be cool and stuff.

                              CATELYN
                    Brad, that's Addy! From the videos!

                              ADDY
                    Oh yes, Catelyn. I've met him
                    before. I respect that move, Brad,
                    sneaking up on me and getting
                    information to make sure that your
                    new friend was safe.

          Brad is getting angrier. Catelyn has now went from
          hysterical to crying.

                              ADDY
                    She's poison. Everyone like her is
                    poison. They don't know it, but we
                    do. That's why we have a safe
                    place. Did you think you could be
                    happy outside of Anonymous?

                              BRAD
                    I can't believe you think you know
                    what you're talking about.

                              ADDY
                    She isn't like you. You might think
                    she is. She isn't like you at all,
                    nor like us. Society can never be
                    like us, we're just deformities.
                    She acts like you because that's
                    what you want. She pretends to like
                    things that you do, laughs at your
                    jokes, because she's nice. That's
                    what her society's sick morals
                    dictate.

                              CATELYN
                    Shut up! (still crying)

                              ADDY
                    Now do you see what people really
                    are? Do you really like the act
                    that she puts on?

          Brad shoves Addy. He's completely raging at this point. Anon
          2 pushes Brad back, much harder. Brad falls back and Anon 2
          stands over him, screaming.

                              ANON 2
                    YOU THINK YOU'RE SOMETHING BITCH?
                    YOU'RE JUST A WHITE KNIGHT TRAITOR
                    AND YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD DO
                    SOMETHING. WHAT'S YOUR PLAN NOW
                    TRAITOR BITCH?

                              CATELYN
                    I'm calling the cops! (hysterical
                    now)

          Catelyn is calling the cops on her cell phone. The mob
          surrounds Brad, but one of them holds the rest back.

                              ALL_YOUR_BASE
                    Get back. I think he understands
                    the situation now.

          All_Your_Base holds out his hand to Brad.

                              ALL_YOUR_BASE
                    He understands what we came for
                    now. She gets the message too, I
                    presume.

                              CATELYN
                    The police are on their way!

          Brad takes his hand and All_Your_Base pulls him to his feet.
          But Brad is still angry and shoves Addy again. Anon 2 shoves
          him again. All_Your_Base separates them, and Brad backs off.

          

          He stands motionless for a moment, and the mob is also
          still. Catelyn is sobbing. Camera shows Brad's face, and he
          is still very upset, but less mad. He continues standing
          motionless, just blinking. Camera is still on Brad's face.
          He looks back at Catelyn for a moment, takes a deep breath,
          then after a pause, he shoves a Guy Fawkes mask onto his
          face. The screen goes black.

          

          (Transition)

          

          Music. Camera blurs into focus. Brad is at his computer in
          the dark, with just the light of the screen. His head is on
          his hand, and he is staring, not moving. Camera shows his
          face. He is crying. Camera moves out and Brad starts typing.
          Brad's voice starts, similar to his introduction at the
          beginning of the story.

                              BRAD
                    Hey Anonymous. OP here. That's the
                    story I wanted you to hear. I am
                    true Anonymous. If you didn't like
                    how the story ended, maybe you
                    shouldn't be on this website. If
                    you did like it, maybe you should
                    rethink your life. That's a luxury
                    I wish I still had.

          Music plays, and the camera moves to the Game and Fish
          Office, where Catelyn works. The scene is silent, just
          music, and Steven is sitting at the desk, talking to an
          older man. The camera slowly rotates around the side of the
          desk. Catelyn is curled up behind the counter, crying. End.


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