Two-Bit Faust, part one

A year or so ago, I wrote a short film script called Two-Bit Faust. Since I’m unlikey to produce it anytime soon, I’m serializing the three scenes on my blog. Hope you enjoy it.
 

TWO BIT FAUST – Scene one

Fade in:

EXT. OUTSIDE A LIQUOR STORE - Night

DARREN, a slovenly youth in his late teens, stands at the edge of the parking lot. He’s obviously nervous. A PATRON walks past.

DARREN (approaching the patron)
Hey man, can you do me a favor? I like forgot my ID.
Could you buy me a six-pack or something?

The PATRON scowls and walks faster into the store. DARREN turns away to find KEVIN standing behind him. Kevin is well groomed and well dressed, perfectly normal except for the two small horns protruding from his forehead.

KEVIN
Good evening, Darren. Throwing a little party?

DARREN
How do you know my name?

KEVIN
An astute question. Let me explain. You’ve heard of guardian angels?
Well, we don’t have as a catchy name for what I do, so let’s just say
I pitch for the other team.

DARREN
Wow! You’re some kind of demon!

KEVIN
I prefer to avoid labels. And I’ve had so many names.
Tell you what, why don’t you just call me Kevin?

DARREN looks perplexed and somewhat disappointed.

KEVIN
Look Darren, you are at a crossroads,
figuratively speaking of course…

DARREN
Just like the song.

KEVIN
Just like the song, yes. Try not to interrupt.
You are at a crossroads, and I’m here to advocate
for the not so straight and narrow.

DARREN
If you’re my personal demon, where’s my guardian angel?

KEVIN
How the Hell should I know? My subscription to
Heaven Weekly ran out a long time ago.

DARREN
So you want me to like go out and do an axe murder?

KEVIN
Whoa killer, baby steps. You have a whole life of unspeakable
evil ahead of you. The felonies can wait. Why don’t we start
with a few misdemeanors?

KEVIN pulls a six pack out of thin air.

KEVIN
Here you go! Malt liquor, the drink of pimps and kings.
And tall boys to boot!

DARREN
Thanks, uh, Kevin. See you round.

KEVIN
Oh yes, Darren. I’ve got quite a road trip planned for you…
 

Read Part Two or Part Three.

Below, Gentleman Caller, 2014. It seems appropriate.
 

Gentleman Caller_TBF1