Screenplay ~~- JockRock

Jackie's Soccer Player Writes Her Dream Song

Love 4606 Characters =~4.6Min. Reading Time
LATER:

INT. HOUSE - NIGHT

Jackie looks up through bloodshot, blurry eyes to see Peleador enter the house.

He looks like a hero, lit by the flickering fire.

Peleador runs to Jackie.

He takes Jackie's hands.

He lifts her from the floor into his arms.

He strokes her bruised head.

PELEADOR
Que Pasรณ, mi amor?

Jackie's head falls to rest on Peleador's shoulder.

JACKIE
Some thugs said I killed Swish.

PELEADOR
I' kill them.

JACKIE
(weeps)
No violence.

PELEADOR
No cry, mi amor. I' show the world you no kill Swish, Jackie. You are the primera mujer en el mundo.

Peleador grabs a guitar that's strapped behind his back.

Jackie looks surprised as Peleador begins strumming & singing the song: GOAL:

PELEADOR
You're my goal-

Jackie's touched.

PELEADOR
You're my victory-

Jackie watches Peleador's latin fingers trace the strings with grace and love.

PELEADOR
You're my world cup-

Jackie grins.

PELEADOR
I'm gonna' gulp you up-

Peleador hams it up, smiles.

PELEADOR
You're my trophy-

Jackie's eyebrow rises, skeptical.

PELEADOR
You fill my hole-

Jackie fights to hide her grin at the unintended joke.

PELEADOR
You've won my soul -
- You're my [one true] perfect goal.


Jackie smiles, touched.

PELEADOR
Life is a field-

Jackie's face grows serious as she realizes this song is not another joke.

PELEADOR
And we are merely players.

Jackie's impressed. A Shakespeare reference.

PELEADOR
Just a team of two-

Peleador's face shows that this is not another joke-song. He really loves Jackie.

PELEADOR
Love is a game-

In the background, the screen shows shots of Peleador winning soccer games.

PELEADOR
I have only one rule:

Jackie stares into Peleador's eyes, hypnotized.

PELEADOR
I only wanna play with you

Jackie grins, then sees that Peleador doesn't get the double-meaning.

PELEADOR
You're my goal-

Jackie can't help feeling touched by Peleador's love.

PELEADOR
You're my victory-

Jackie sings along on "my victory."

PELEADOR
You're my medallion-

Jackie looks at Peleador's gold medal hanging on her wall.

PELEADOR
Let's shine for the world to see-

Jackie catches a harmony on "world to see."

PELEADOR
I'm gonna' hang you around my neck-

Jackie grins at the comedy Peleador doesn't see.

PELEADOR
For the rest of my life-

Jackie laughs, catching a glimpse of her Grandmother's picture smiling above the fireplace.

PELEADOR
(smiles)
'Cause I always go for the gold

Jackie anticipates the rhyme, sings along on "for the gold."

PELEADOR
(sweet finish)
Loving you is my life's true goal-

Jackie hovers, her wet eyes closed to avoid Peleador's searching gaze.

Yet she can't hold herself back from leaning forward near Peleador's face.

Peleador leans in - hesitates...

His lips hover so close to hers, only firelight could slide between them.

Jackie jolts. Flushes. Leans toward Peleador.

Then back.

Her heartbeat races.

All she can hear is her own panting breath.

She looks at Peleador's lips.

Her hand strokes his godlike chin.

He's so gorgeous.

JACKIE
(nuzzles him, whispers)
Thank you.

Peleador looks so perfect in the fire-light.

Jackie's breathing nose catches a whiff of his clean latin fragrance.

JACKIE
It's the most beautiful song I've ever heard.

His scent overwhelms her. All she can hear is her and him breathing.

JACKIE
You're the most beautiful man in the world.

Her fingers tremble.

PELEADOR
No one is half as beautiful as you, mi Jackie.

Onscreen, Jackie sees a picture of Swish.

Jackie sees a memory-flash of the ambulance, the black body.

For a split-second, Jackie sees a memory flash of a PROFESSOR's hand advancing to grope her.

Then she sees an instantaneous flash of Hank Honey's hand grabbing her boob at the GymGirl's showcase.

She snaps back into reality.

She sits back. She gathers herself.

JACKIE
(points at herself)
Manager. -
(points at Peleador)
- Client.

Jackie puts the guitar between herself and Peleador.

JACKIE
Distance.

Peleador wipes his misting eyes.

He shakes his head "yes" in tormented submission to Jackie's wisdom.