Cruel Intentions
****I will TRY to incorporate Coup in a way that is unobstructive to my current storyline!****
I will finish the second part of Cruel Intentions (tentatively titled The Ex-Files) and probably have Coup stand by itself right afterwards. I have another one in the works (preliminary idea) called
The Last Dance.

So the order would be thus: April's Fool, Cruel Intentions, The Ex-Files, Coup, The Last Dance (Coup being the one real "Popular" that actually has any impact on my storyline, though I WILL be using the Jamie/Brooke thing in there somewhere).

These characters are not mine. They are property of the WB/Touchstone Pictures. However, this storyline and the dialogue contained within ARE of my own creation, and may not be used without my permission. Cruel Intentions is ©2001 JaCk/jack.andrew@att.net . All rights to my part in this creation are reserved.

NOTES ON CRUEL INTENTIONS: People responded so well to April's Fool that I decided to give the green light to my follow-up, which by all means is a continuation of the conflict I created. I'd be remiss if I didn't do a second "episode". Same idea follows:

The way this is set up is thus: In watching Popular, you might notice that there's a short beginning part and around 4-5 longer parts after the Kendall Payne song introduction that make up the show (between the commercials.) Cruel Intentions 's "short beginning part" will be called the prologue, and appears as four acts (chapters/sections/whatever.) Also, the acts may be longer than the normal 43-47 minute long length of the actual show -- and last time I had to add an extra act because all of the action *could not* happen in the little space I was trying to give myself (even still, I did a read-through and it IS possible that April's Fool would be able to be show in its entirety were it to be filmed.) Despite this being in its loose script format, I prefer to call this legitimate fan fiction, esp. since it may never see the light of screentime. Thanks for the interest and please email me with any thoughts or criticism.

The storyline takes place after April's Fool, my fanfic from 3/6/01. You must read that one as a prerequesite to reading this one.

CRUEL INTENTIONS: PROLOGUE

CLIP: HARRISON & NICOLE - HALLWAY (Act 2)

LESLIE BIBB (V.O.)
Last time, on Popular....

NICOLE
Are you...still...interested?...

CUT TO

EDITED CLIP: HARRISON & NICOLE - HARRISON'S ROOM (Act 3)

Harrison takes off his shirt/Harrison kisses Nicole...

CUT TO

EDITED CLIP: BROOKE & SAM - BROOKE'S ROOM (Act 4)

BROOKE
Oh, and if you *do* decide to do something about
your feelings, I suggest you *wait*...he's a little busy at
the moment.

Sam realizes what's going on and quickly turns from the window...

CUT TO

EDITED CLIP: SAM & GEORGE - KENNEDY HIGH HALLWAY (Finale)

SAM
You're breaking up with me?

GEORGE
Temporary hiatus maybe a bit better...

CUT TO

EDITED CLIP: NICOLE & BROOKE - THE NOVAK (Finale)

BROOKE
He's your brother...

CUT TO

EDITED CLIP: HARRISON & NICOLE - KENNEDY HIGH HALLWAY (Finale)

NICOLE
-- if word ever gets out that I even
breathed the same stale air as you
do...you'll be wishing you'd never
found me this past Christmas.

Harrison leans against the lockers as he tries to comprehend what just happened...

FADE IN

INT. KENNEDY HIGH - VICE PRINCIPAL KRUPP'S OFFICE - DAY

SAM McPHERSON and BROOKE McQUEEN sit in wait, nervously fidgeting. VICE PRINCIPAL CALVIN KRUPPS enters.

KRUPPS
Sorry for the delay, Miss McPherson,
Miss McQueen.

SAM
No problem, Sir.

BROOKE
Are we in any trouble?

KRUPPS
Quite the opposite, Miss McQueen.
(sits down, folds hands)
As you know, your junior year here
at Kennedy High is probably going
to be one of the most important years
of your young lives, no doubt bringing
unspeakable turmoil upon you when
you inevitably decide upon your ongoing
education -- or non-education, as my
second cousin Philip could attest to --
after graduation next year.
(pauses)
Thusly, everything you do now counts
tremendously as a positive, or negative,
towards your choice of college and/or
technical school.
(pauses)
Miss McPherson, Miss Queen -- I've noticed
that sofar this year your extracurricular
activities have greatly diminished almost to
the point of non-existence.

SAM
But I've worked really hard on the Camelot.

KRUPPS
Yes, a commendable activity indeed, but as
far as your passion for journalism -- I have
yet to see any New York Times-worthy
editorials this semester.

SAM
I've been a little preoccupied.

KRUPPS
Yes, but inquiring minds want to know: What
do you have planned for the Zapruder?

SAM
I uh...I --

KRUPPS
I see.
(pauses)
Do either of you know what month it is?

BROOKE
It's April, sir.

KRUPPS
Ah, yes, April, a lovely month. The month
for quiet showers to bring forth gorgeous
bouquets...and massive flooding in the
south.
(pauses)
Are you girls aware that April is also
National Organ and Tissue Donor Month?

BROOKE
I didn't know that, Sir.

SAM
I thought it was National Alcohol Awareness
Month.

KRUPPS
Right, Miss McPherson, and also National
Math Month and National Asian/Pacific
Islander Month. But I don't think the Math
League nor the one Asian/Pacific Islander at
this school could fulfill my fantastic idea
to give you ladies a big, shiny gold star for
your high school resume.

SAM
And...what idea would that be?

KRUPPS
The Junior Achievement Awards Banquet
-- JAAB -- is creeping up quickly and
I'd like you two girls to create an
art-house documentary on National Organ
and Tissue Donor Month, accompanied by
an informational feature story in the
Zapruder. And, what better, easier way
to do this than to spotlight our own two
NOTDM stars, Mr. Harrison John...and
Miss Nicole Julian.

SAM
Mr. Krupps...while I do value your active
role in my education, there's a simple
reason why this won't work -- I don't
really get along well with Nicole.

KRUPPS
Funny, I thought relations between the two
groups had come to somewhat of a middle
ground.
(pauses)
Look -- I understand your feelings about
Miss Julian. However, she *has* had a
rather tumultuous year, and I don't feel
that she's been properly recognized for
her biggest and most self-sacrificing
achievement...saving the life of your
friend.
(pauses)
Miss McPherson -- if there aren't any
flowers to bloom, our garden will be
without the aesthetic value that which
Kennedy High prides itself upon. Please --
put aside whatever lingering animosity you
have for thine enemy and showcase your
amazing talent to complete this daunting,
but subsequently transcript-enriching
task.

INT. KENNEDY HIGH - HALLWAY - DAY

Sam and Brooke walk down the hall, away from V.P. Krupp's office.

SAM
This is SO not going to work.

BROOKE
How do you know that, Sam? I'm
sure that Nicole would jump at
the chance at being the center of
attention.
(pauses)
Or...is this about Harrison?
(pauses)
Oh my -- you don't want to do this
because of Harrison.

SAM
No, Brooke, that's not it at all --

BROOKE
Don't lie to me. I...I know how
much it probably crushed you
when you heard about Harrison
moving on. And...I know about
George, too.

Sam scoffs.

SAM
Words travels fast.

BROOKE
No, actually I kind of figured it
out myself when I saw you sitting
in front of the TV the past few
nights watching The Movie Channel
and shotgunning Haagen Daz.
(pauses)
It's hard...I know. But look at it
this way -- if you do this project,
you might be able to at least get
your mind off of George and salvage
whatever friendship you and Harrison
have. I'll be right by your side
the whole time.

Sam leans against the wall, shaking her head.

SAM
You know, I don't think this Harrison
thing would bother me as much if I
only *knew* who he was sleeping with.

Brooke gives her a guilty look.

Just then, NICOLE JULIAN struts by without saying a word. Sam tries to catch her attention.

SAM
Hey, Nicole --

NICOLE
(not looking back)
Not in the mood for an
exSpamination right now!

Sam turns to Brooke, shaking her head.

SAM
You said something about "jumping at
the chance"?

BROOKE
Maybe it'll be harder than I thought.

SAM
Yeah.

END OF PROLOGUE