Catgirl is written in spec script format. Being that this is the SCREENPLAY section of I figure that this is acceptable.
A few notes:
(V.O.) Voice over
(O.S.) Off Screen
(M.O.S.) Mid out sound, which means that the dialog is silent but the characters are still talking.
EXT. ALLEYWAY – NIGHT
A YOUNG MAN (19) stumbles when his foot catches some unseen lump on the ground. It's too dark to make out what it is. Using the light from his cell-phone, the boy sees that it is A YOUNG WOMAN (17) lying on the floor. Normally she would be considered beautiful, but there is blood trickling from a wound on her head. Her eyes are closed and she is breathing faintly. This girl is unconscious.
Okay, before you say anything let me just say this, last night I found a girl. No, wait. Let me start at the beginning.
EXT. CITY STREET – DAY (FLASHBACK)
ELK is walking down the sidewalk on a busy street. He passes by a MAN IN BLACK. Nothing seems out of the ordinary.
I got up and walked to school.
INT. CLASSROOM – DAY (FLASHBACK)
Students are listening intently behind their computers as the instructor gives his lecture.
I did my work like I always did.
INT. APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – DAY (FLASHBACK)
Cleaner then what you would expect from a student's apartment, but it is evident that he is poor. The furniture doesn't match, and there is a plastic patio set used as a dinning room table. A chess set is on the table, the pieces are set indicating a game is in play. A laptop is left running on a desk across the room.
After school I took a break and relaxed at home before I went to work.
INT. GASSTATION – DAY (FLASHBACK)
Elk is leaning against the register, waiting for work to end.
Then on the way home...
EXT. ALLEY – NIGHT (END FLASHBACK)
I found her lying in the gutter.
INSERT – CELLPHONE DISPLAY
Elk dials 911 into his cell-phone. The warning message for "low battery" appears.
BACK TO ALLEY
I tried to call 911, but my battery died before I could get through.
Frustrated, Elk puts the cell phone in his pocket. He looks around, they are alone in the alley. With a grunt he lifts her off the ground. The young girl isn't wearing any shoes.
I didn't have a choice, I had to take her to my place.
Elk carries her away with a bit of difficulty, she is heavier then she looks.
INT. APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
After Elk enters, he places the girl on the couch. He flips the light switch, but nothing turns on.
My electricity was cut off. I couldn't recharge my phone so I couldn't call for help. I watched over her the entire night.
INT. APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – DAY
Elk is half-awake. With bandages covering her wound, the girl is resting peacefully.
In the morning I rushed out to pay the electric bill.
EXT. STREET – DAY
Elk runs down the street at full speed, he's surprisingly fast.
They turned it back on pretty quick...
INT. APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – DAY
Elk is on his cell-phone.
Why did you call me first, and not 911?
Um, well you see, she looks like she's fine now, and she might not have health insurance, and...
Elk, you have to call for an ambulance. She could have a concussion or something. You did a good thing taking care of her like you have, but your deed ends here. Call the hospital and have them take care of her now. Got it?
Good, now I'll talk to you later. Bye.
Elk pushes the end button and then inputs 911. He holds off pressing send and looks over the girl once again.
But she sure is pretty.
He turns back to his phone, yet has he pressed send. He thinks for a second and then clears the number.
This isn't really an emergency anymore, I don't need to call 911. I should look up the hospital's number.
His attention is diverted from his phone when he hears the girl RUSTLING around. He rushes to her side. Slowly she opens her eyes and pulls herself upright. For a moment she gazes off into the distance, then she turns towards Elk. Their eyes meet.
There is a long silence.
He ponders for a second.
Um, my name Elk. What's yours?
All right, Mew it is.
Elk gets up and opens the door.
Well, you seem to be fine now. You aren't hurt anymore so you can leave now Mew.
Mew doesn't move. Elk motions a few more times for her to leave.
The girl looks around at her surroundings. She rolls off the couch and lands on the floor. Exploring her new home, she crawls around on all fours. Her knees don't touch the ground. Elk watches her in disbelief.
Mew makes her way to the kitchen and start clawing at the refrigerator.
Are you hungry?
INSERT - REFRIGERATOR
Elk opens the fridge and reveals only a couple cartons of eggs, milk, bread, and a leftover hamburger that has been sitting for a few days.
BACK TO KITCHEN
Mew looks interested in the meat.
Of course you would want that.
After grabbing a paper plate from over the fridge, Elk placed the meal on the ground. Mew looked over the food for a second. Using her knuckles, she separated the meat from the buns and began chewing it whole. The boy sighed and then ate the bread.
INT – APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
Mew is playing with a couch cushion on the floor. Elk is sitting in his chair watching her, his phone already dialed to his mother.
So, how did it go?
Well, you see, she woke up before I called the hospital.
Oh, okay. So how is she?
She's in good health.
The bleeding stopped and she's up and moving about.
Son, why do I get the feeling that you are not telling me something?
Well, you see, when she woke up...she started acting like a cat.
Mew accidentally knocks a chair over.
She woke up and started meowing and purring. She crawls around on all fours. And she would only drink milk from a saucer.
INSERT – SAUCER
There is a saucer lying on the floor near the refrigerator.
BACK TO LIVING ROOM
I'm not sure what I should do. She wouldn't be able to communicate with a doctor or policeman, and she doesn't want to leave. What should I do?
There is no response from the other side of the phone.
INSERT – CELLPHONE
BACK TO LIVING ROOM
The boy looks at the phone with a disappointed gaze.
Elk looks over towards Mew, she is now playing with the curtain.
Mew doesn't respond. The boy scratches his head.
She immediately turns to the one calling her. He signals her over, and she makes her may there with a carefree stride. Elk got out of the chair and knelt down when she approached.
Is there anything at all that you can tell me?
Mew is unresponsive, but listening intently.
I guess that's it then. I can't kick you out now, can I?. You'll be staying here for awhile, I guess, but you need a name. My name is Elk.
(he pats his chest)
And you are?
All right then. I'm Elk, and from now on, you are Mew.
(he pats Mew's head)
Her expression widens and she leapt headfirst into his body.
The pair fell over and the girl nestled her face in his chest. Elk looked uncomfortable, but he patted Mew's head.