The Truth is Out...There 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. The Truth is Out...There is ©2001 JaCk/jack.andrew@att.net . All rights to my part in this creation are reserved.

NOTES ON The Truth is Out...There: This is the second part to Cruel Intentions. I will TRY to incorporate Coup in a way that is unobstructive to my current storyline! It will "appear" after this one (with a few minor changes) and right before the SHOCKING (and I do mean SHOCKING) follow-up, The Last Dance.

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.) The Truth is Out...There '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 order of my fic is thus: April's Fool, Cruel Intentions, The Truth is Out...There, Coup, The Last Dance. Please start reading from the beginning.

Again, this is fan fic...so it'll be a little longer with maybe a few more "scenes" than if it were a real episode of Popular AND is written in LOOSE script format.

THE TRUTH IS OUT...THERE: PROLOGUE

CLIP: VICE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE (PROLOGUE)

CARLY POPE (V.O.)
Last time, on Popular....

KRUPPS
I'd like you two girls to create an
art-house documentary on National Organ
and Tissue Donor Month.

CUT TO

EDITED CLIP: HARRISON & LILY/HARRISON & EMORY - OUTSIDE (Acts1 & 2)

HARRISON
I'm angry...and I'm hurt...and I don't know
what to do about it because I've never been to
this place before.

EMORY
I may have a solution for you. A...method
to indulge your madness.

EDITED CLIPS: HARRISON, BROOKE, SAM/BROOKE & SAM (Acts 2 & 3)

HARRISON
I'd like to be more than just a public service
announcement. I really wanna get involved
in this project.

BROOKE
Look...I know how hard it was for you
yesterday. But at least you guys talked...
and it was good.

EDITED CLIP: HARRISON & SAM IN THE A/V ROOM/NICOLE IN THE HALL (Act 3)

HARRISON
Friends again?

Nicole watches Harrison and Sam hug...

NICOLE
What I've got planned for you won't compare
to any amount of bleeding heartache
that you unload upon poor little Spam.

HARRISON
You can go on believing that you can
humiliate me at will, or you can start worrying
about how I can humiliate you.

CUT TO

EDITED CLIP: CHILTON HILLS GRAND HOTEL (Finale)

A/V ROOM: Harrison grasps the tape in his hand -- his eyelids flutter open as he sighs, pursing his lips...

EDIT CLIPS of SHOCKED FACES around the banquet hall...

Nicole pulls back and WALLOPS Harrison across the face with a hard SMACK.

CUT TO OUTSIDE

BROOKE
Sam! SAM -- WAIT!

A tearful Sam SLAMS the door to Jane's car and peels off, leaving Brooke breathless...

FADE IN

INT. HARRISON JOHN'S ROOM - DAY

Lenny Kravitz's "Fly" BLARES through his room as HARRISON sits at the edge of his bed, his face in his hands. Someone bangs loudly on his door.

ROBIN JOHN (O.S.)
Harrison? Harrison, open this door.

Harrison refuses to get up.

ROBIN (O.S.)
Harrison! You're not going to hole
yourself up in there forever, you
know.

Frustrated and angry, he shuts the music off. He rips open his door.

HARRISON
Well mom, I might as well.

Robin stands and leans against the doorframe.

ROBIN
You should be thankful that Principal Krupps
didn't suspend you for what you did.

HARRISON
Well -- I wish he had! I can't go back to
school like this!

ROBIN
You're right -- you need to get dressed.

HARRISON
You know what I mean --

ROBIN
Yes, I do. But honey, you've got to face the
consequences --

HARRISON
(angry)
Why? Why should I? Why should I even
have to deal with this? And...and why are
YOU so damned calm, knowing that dad
cheated on you when I was still in the womb?

ROBIN
Because, Harrison...I've already dealt with it.
A long time ago.

Harrison looks at her for a moment and his expression fades from anger to revelation.

HARRISON
I can't believe this!

ROBIN
Harrison, wait --

HARRISON
(throwing on some clothes)
No, never mind, I'll go...I'll go, o.k.? I'm
going!

ROBIN
Harrison --

Harrison gathers his bag and pushes by her as she looks on, concerned.

MATCH CUT TO:

INT. KENNEDY HIGH - HALLWAY

Harrison enters the hallway through the front doors. A SLOW MOTION nightmarish walk way where he encounters a series of whispers and peoples' stares accompanies him to his locker. A couple of nasty JOCKS razz him -- one knocks shoulders with him as he passes.

JOCK 1
Hey there, Harry -- lookin' a
little worn, there, buddy!

JOCK 2
Maybe his horny sister was keepin'
him awake last night!

They hoot n' hollar until JOSH and LILY come by.

JOSH
Hey, lay off my bro, dickweed!

JOCK 1
Ooo, your "bro"?

JOCK 2
Yeah, it's a gosh darn' family affair
with Harrison there, ain't it!

Josh uses his presence to shoo them away. Lily rolls her eyes as she squeezes her books to her chest.

JOSH
Asses!

LILY
Don't pay any attention to them,
Harrison.

HARRISON
It's kinda hard not to.

LILY
I'm sorry you have to go through this.
But...at the same time, I can't believe
you'd do this to Brooke and Sam.

HARRISON
Hey -- I thought I had no choice, o.k.?
I seriously thought that she was...she was
gonna out me for that crappy email that I
stupidly forgot to delete!

LILY
And that would justify humiliating yourself and Nicole
in front of the whole school, plus everyones' parents?
Just to get the first strike in on her?

JOSH
That is a little jacked up, Harrison.

Lily sighs.

LILY
Well. I guess all you can do now is deal
with the fallout and pray that Nicole doesn't
make it a million times worse for you.

JOSH
Hey...you gonna be o.k.?

HARRISON
(hesitant)
Yeah...I'll be o.k. I'm more worried about --

STUDENT'S VOICE
Incest is best!
(laughter)

FOCUS ON NICOLE, coming down the hall as several students openly harrass her. Another student yells out to her.

STUDENT
Yeah, you know what they say
about keepin' it in the family!

ANOTHER STUDENT
(mockingly)
Shut up and just do that wooooonderful
thing you do hon, ooooh yes, YES!

More laughter ensues as Nicole struts angrily towards Harrison's way.

HARRISON
Nicole --

Nicole whips around.

NICOLE
I hope you're satisfied.

She strikes him speechless with her venomous tone as she whips back and continues on her way. Harrison swallows as he grasps the strap on his backpack...

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