Dancing Lessons

EXT. THE LARSON DECK - THE NEXT SATURDAY - MORNING

               The deck is clear except for a portable record player set up
               on a small table by the railing. Emily and Joanie are
               standing by the table with a box of records.

                                          JOANIE
                              I thought you were enjoying giving
                              David dancing lessons all week.
                              Why did you ask me to have Stuart
                              meet us here today?

                                          EMILY
                              You've been talking to Stuart on
                              the phone all week but you
                              haven't actually met him. The
                              prom is only a week away. I
                              thought you two should at least
                              get to know each other a little
                              bit before you spend a whole
                              evening together.

                                          JOANIE
                              That's a good idea, but..
                                     (nervously)
                              what if he doesn't like me, and
                              calls it off?

                                          EMILY
                              Then I'll strangle him with my
                              bare hands just for being
                              chronically stupid!

               The girls laugh and put a record on the player.David comes
               out onto the deck through the back door.

                                          DAVID
                              I heard what you just said Joanie.
                              You think like Stuart. He told me
                              that he was concerned that you
                              might call it off. The difference
                              there is that I didn't offer to
                              strangle you!

               Kyle and Judy cross the lawn with Stuart and climb the steps
               to join the others.

                                          EMILY
                              Hi you guys. Didn't you and Kyle
                              work the night shift, Judy?

                                          JUDY
                              Hi everybody. Yeah, we just got
                              off work, but Kyle said there was
                              going to be a dance party this
                              morning, so I thought it might be
                              a good way to unwind. We met
                              Stuart just getting out of his
                              car.

                                          DAVID
                              It's not going to be much of a
                              party without food, unless you
                              count coffee and waffles. It's
                              the only thing I know how to
                              make, and mom is out grocery
                              shopping.

               Stuart produces a Tim Horton's box.

                                          STUART
                              I brought muffins, does that count
                              as party food?

                                          EMILY
                                     (laughing)
                              Joanie and I don't really know
                              you, but we like you already!

               David takes the box and puts it on the table. Every one digs
               in.

                                          JUDY.
                              Kyle and I are going to the prom
                              as chaperones. I know I'm only
                              19, but that's technically an
                              adult. At least that's the way my
                              dad sees it.He's the principal at
                              the high school, so he roped me
                              into it. I think he feels bad
                              that I missed my own prom two
                              years ago. I was in the hospital
                              getting my appendix out.

                                          JOANIE

               So the one junior Larson, and the three junior Maxwells and
               the principal's daughter are going to be at the 1971
               graduation prom. That ought to be interesting to say the
               least.

The End

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