INT. FAT TUESDAY'S BURGERS AND BEER – NIGHT
Ramona enters the bar followed by Simon. He places a hand on her back and lightly guides her towards the table where his friends sit. LEO, who has met Ramona before, is the first to see them.
LEO: Hey! I'm so glad you could make it.
He takes Simon's hand and pulls him into a bro-hug. He greets Ramona similarly.
SIMON: Hey, Leo. (to Ramona) Ramona, meet Kenny—
A boy with blonde hair nods in acknowledgement.
Next to Evan, the boy with a bald head, glasses, and a plump figure throws a peace sign up.
SIMON: And Duncan. We call him Dunk.
Duncan, who is dressed smartly, smiles at Ramona. He leans forward to shake her hand.
DUNCAN: Nice to meet you. Heard a lot about you.
Kenny smacks his arm. Duncan coughs.
Simon pulls a seat for Ramona and she sits down.
LEO: So, Simon. Please, settle the score for us. Who do you think would win in a fight? Black Panther or Superman?
Leo hands him a newly opened bottle of beer. Simon takes it. When Leo offers one to Ramona, she takes it.
SIMON: (to Ramona) Hey, are you sure you want to drink?
RAMONA: I won't drink too much.
Simon nods and sets his beer down without having taken a sip.
EXT. SIDEWALK – NIGHT
Ramona, who is clearly lightweight, is stumbling and leaning on Simon for support as he walks her home.
SIMON: Ramona, I really think we should just take a taxi.
RAMONA: Hm? No. No, no, we walk. I'll—I'll sober up. Just wait.
Simon sighs and tightens his grip around her.
SIMON: You had one beer. One.
RAMONA: Don't rub it in.
RAMONA: OK. OK. We stop here. I want to vomit.
Simon, quick on his feet, turns to stand in front of her and grip her shoulder.
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Ramona & The Silver Screen | ✔︎Teen Fiction
In which Ramona Ramirez tries to make a movie and discovers more about herself and the people around her than she would have ever hoped to. Extended summary inside.