INT. 7TH IN FRONT OF THE DOOR TO THE BACK STAIR NIGHT
The customers of the party move to the door of the back stair with the hurly-burly. Rob, Yoko and Jeff and his fellows are the back of the group.

YOKO
Where are we going?

ROB
We haven't decided, yet.

Yoko looks at Jeff.

YOKO
Can I take Takeru?

ROB
No way. We can't enjoy with him.

Rob says while holding her shoulder. Yoko becomes anxious.

YOKO
When the party is over?

ROB
I don't know. Maybe tomorrow morning or next day.

Yoko looks up at Rob. Rob stares at Yoko with indecent eyes. Yoko looks back at Jeff and his fellows. Jeff, Chan, Yuen and Li walks without words and looks at Yoko back. Yoko shows her fear on her face.

YOKO
I'll go home.

Yoko tries to escape from Rob's hand. Rob grabs her shoulder.

ROB
Hey, come on. Let's go with us.

Yoko forces to separate Rob's hand.

YOKO
No, I have to meet with Takeru.

Yoko runs away to the back stair.

ROB
Hey!

Jeff and his fellows start laughing.

ROB
What's the funny?

Rob turns back disappointedly.

JEFF
Nothing.

Jeff answers with laugh. Rob keeps walking being not satisfied.

ROB
Shit...


INT. BASEMENT OF THE APARTMENT NIGHT
The light of the flash light dances in the dark. The basement is wide and the light doesn't reach at the interior. Takeru and Christine stick together and look around.

TAKERU
It's hard to see. Too dark.

CHRISTINE
Where is the switchboard?

A mouse jumps at them suddenly. Christine screams and holds Takeru.

TAKERU
It's a rat.

CHRISTINE
Oh, I was surprised.

Takeru and Christine proceed to the interior of the basement.

CHRISTINE
It reminds us of a childhood, doesn't it?

TAKERU
What?

Takeru and Christine stares at each other.

CHRISTINE
Didn't you explore something in the dark when you were a child? Japanese children doesn't do that?

TAKERU
Yes, we do. When I was a child, we did something called "The exploration."

CHRISTINE
You did? There is no different among us.

TAKERU
Well, I did this, too.

Takeru turns off the flash light and goes somewhere.

CHRISTINE
Hey, Takeru? Don't do this.

There is no answer.

CHRISTINE
Takeru!? I didn't do such a nasty thing like this!

Christine is laughing on her face but her voice is shaking. Christine walks toward the interior while looking for Takeru.

CHRISTINE
Come on, Takeru! If you keep hiding, I'll leave!

Suddenly, Someone holds Christine from back. Christine turns around with her fear. Takeru is holding her. Takeru turns on the flash light and smiles.

CHRISTINE
You wanna make me angry?

Christine calms down and smiles.

TAKERU
I'm sorry.

Takeru stares at Christine. Christine finds Takeru's changing his mood and is under tension. They stare at each other closely. Takeru tries kiss to her but Christine avoids his face and finds the switch board.

CHRISTINE
Oh, there is the switch board.

Takeru is discouraged and lights the switch board.

TAKERU
There seems to be nothing wrong. Why the blackout happened?

CHRISTINE
Oh, yes. I remember. It's a maintenance!

TAKERU
Maintenance?

CHRISTINE
Yeah, The management office takes place the maintenance now. It was said on the bulletin board.

TAKERU
Oh, now we know the reason.

CHRISTINE
We miss that kind of note often.

There are no conversation again and stares at each other.

CHRISTINE
Shall we go back?

Takeru says nothing and stares at Christine.

CHRISTINE
Takeru...

Takeru grabs her both shoulders. Christine is confused and looks at Takeru with her tension. Takeru moves his face to Christine slowly. Christine avoids her face right before Takeru tries to kiss her lip but Takeru still follows her lip. Christine freezes. An edge of Takeru's lip reaches Christine's lip. Suddenly, the voices are coming from the stair.

SAM
(V.O.)
I hard the voices.

BOBBY
(V.O.)
You think there are someone in this place?

Takeru and Christine is surprised and hold each other. Bobby lights at Takeru and Christine.

BOBBY
Oh, we're interfered with them.

Sam and Jay show their faces with their interest. Takeru and Christine are scared.

BOBBY
Well, well, well, You are the yellow chicken I met. What are you going to do with a white chick?

Takeru throws the flash light to Bobby at once. The basement becomes dark at once and Bobby and his fellows wince at the dark. Takeru and Christine push them away and run away from the basement.


INT. 1ST FLOOR NIGHT
Takeru and Christine holding their hands comes out of the basement located beside the entrance of the apartment, and runs toward the back stair located the interior of the apartment.

BOBBY
Wait! Son of a bitch!

Bobby, Sam and Jay comes out of the basement later and follows Takeru and Christine.


INT. BACK STAIR OF THE 1ST FLOOR NIGHT
Takeru and Christine rush into the hall of the back stair and go up to the stair. Right after, Bobby, Sam and Jay come into the hall and chase Takeru and Christine.

To be continued...


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