By Steven Bereznai
EXT. NUFFIM HIGH-SCHOOL - DAY
Handsome high-school jock TROY ALLSTAR sits on his bike at the top of a hill, unenthusiastically contemplating his new high school. He keeps looking at his watch and then behind him, as if he's waiting for someone. He's oblivious to the fact that someone is watching him as well.
TROY: Come on Gibbie.
Finally losing patience he abandons his bike and jogs down the hill. He reappears moments later, pushing his younger brother, scrawny, geeky GIBBIE ALLSTAR on his bike up the hill.
GIBBIE: I can do it! I don't need your help. I said I can do it!
Troy gets him up the hill and only then let's go of the bike.
TROY: Relax. No one saw. You'll get used to the hill.
GIBBIE: Yeah I will.
They contemplate the school together.
GIBBIE: So that's our new school.
TROY: Yup. Try not to stick out too much.
GIBBIE: Try not to fit in too much.
Troy finds this funny, and they both grudgingly share a bit of a laugh.
TROY: Seriously. I'll look out for you as best I can, but I can't always be there.
GIBBIE: I remember.
Troy darkens at this.
GIBBIE (CONT'D): Too soon?
TROY: The important thing is you're all right. Let's try to keep it that way.
GIBBIE: So basically I should stay in the closet.
TROY: Basically you should just keep it in your pants.
GIBBIE: You're one to talk.
TROY: I'm not the reason we had to move to a new town and go to a new school.
GIBBIE: Ouch. Apologies for ruining your perfect life by getting beat up for doing what any normal teenager would do.
TROY: I didn't mean it like that.
GIBBIE: I know. And ... this is my fault.
TROY: No. I let you down. And Mom and Dad way overreacted.
GIBBIE: Right? Like we had to move to a whole new town.
TROY: They're just trying to protect you. So, you ready to do this?
TROY (more serious): Me neither. Let's go.
As they leave the person who was spying on them steps forward, wearing a hoodie over his face. Black mists comes off of him, like he's slowly dissolving. He takes a deep breath and the mist expands, and then he draws it all back into himself. He crushes an empty bottle of water in his hand.
HOODED FIGURE: Welcome to Nuffim High boys.
EXT. PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE - DAY
Gibbie and Troy exit the office into the empty hallway, each of them looking at a print out with a map of the school and their individual class schedules on it.
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Queeroes - The TV Series (inspired by the book)Teen Fiction
When strange powers emerge in a group of gay teens in the town of Nuffim, their lives are forever changed. Troy is a closeted jock who starts to sense other people's emotions. His geeky brother, Gibbie, develops super strength. Flamboyant Chad unlea...