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INT. guitar Shop-Day-morning

JAMES asking an Employee for advice on which guitar to buy

James

Excuse me,I am looking for my first guitar. Which one would you recommend for me?

Employee

First of all,I would recommend for you an acoustic guitar. Is there any special brand you thought about?

JAMES

(nods)

No, I haven't.

EMPLOYEE

That's what i thought.Well Fender is the most common one, and it's really good.

JAMES

How much would it be with an amp?

EMPLOYEE

around one hundred and fifty dollars plus tax

JAMES

(Makes an surprised face)

Dam, i only have one hundred and thirty dollars.This is all my savings.I guess I am not going to buy it.

EMPLOYEE

Ooh,i am dreadfully sorry.Come back anytime soon, when you have the money,alright!

EXT. Park-Day-afternoon

Walking in the park, James finds FERNANDO- a rich fifty year old,skinny,person playing guitar

Fernando

Hey, there you.You look sad, what is going on with you?

JAMES

nothing, I'm alright.

FERNANDO

What do you mean, nothing?You are crying!!

JAMES

I was buying a guitar, but i did not had enough money

FERNANDO

Is it your first time buying a guitar?

JAMES

Yes,it was going to be my first guitar, and my dream is to learn to play it

FERNANDO

Ooh, you want to learn to play guitar, that is awesome!

JAMES

yeah, but i don't even have money to buy my first guitar.

FERNANDO

I have a guitar at home i don't use,if you want it i can give it to you.

JAMES

Sweet

FERNANDO

hahahahahaha!!!!!!

JAMES

I am going to call you tonight! so we can schedule our rendezvous, alright.

FERNANDO

Perfect

INT. House-living room-Night

James tells his family about what happened previously in the day.MICHAEL-dad,CARMEN-mom,MARLENE-sister.

Michael

so James, tell us what happened with your new guitar?(laughter)

JAMES

Dad, you won't believe what happened, it was crazy!!

MICHAEL

tell me son!

JAMES

I went to Guitar Center, but i did not had enough money to afford any guitar.

MICHAEL

(screams)

hahahahaha, i told you son to forget that dam guitar in your mind.

JAMES

let me finish

MICHAEL

O.K go ahead

JAMES

Later on, i was walking in the park,and i met this guy name Fernando.He was really kind to me and offered me a guitar.

MICHAEL

Be careful, son. You don't find any four leaf clovers, around the corner.God knows what he wants from y'all, so be careful.

Carmen

Mijo, listen to your dad. No one does, or gives free stuffs expecting nothing in return.Just forget about that guitar, maybe it wasn't you.

Marlene

yeah, James forget about it, you are a big LOSER!!! a big L,hahahahahah

JAMES

why doesn't anyone believe i am capable of learning guitar?(crying)

INT. HOUSE-room-night

James receives a phone call from Fernando.The phone rings

JAMES

Hello

FERNANDO

Hey,James.

JAMES

Fernando? I was expecting your call

FERNANDO

I was wondering if we can meet up tomorrow at noon, to give you your new guitar?

JAMES

yes,yes of course. I am available!!

FERNANDO

Al right, well then catch you up later!

EXT.Park-noon

James meets up with Fernando in the park

FERNANDO

Here is your new guitar!!!

JAMES

(open mouth)

damn, what a beautiful thing.

FERNANDO

that's good that you like it!!

EXT. park-Hours later

James breaks four strings of the guitar

FERNANDO

Don't pull the strings too hard because you might break them.They are pretty fragile!

JAMES

(strings breaks)

ohhh..holy guacamole..snaps.

FERNANDO

didn't i told u?

JAMES

(crying)damn, what can i do now?

FERNANDO

i guess, we have to go back to the guitar shop and buy some replacement strings!

JAMES

I am really sorry, bro.

FERNANDO

yeah sure, what ever!!

EXT.guitar shop parking alley-moments later

James and Fernando are conversating while walking.

JAMES

I'm going to start getting my money ready, how much are the strings?

FERNANDO

well, around a hundred dollars if you want the real good ones, which i highly recommend!

Robber

Hey there you guys, can i have a dollar. I am visiting L.A, and i lost my money.

JAMES

umm,alright.Here s dollar.

Four men with masks are running towards them with knives

ROBBER

Give me all your moneeeyyy!!!!

JAMES

Oh, come one don't do this to us. we are helping you, and you pay us with this?

ROBBER

There is nothing i can do, we need the money!

JAMES

all you are doing right now, you will eventually pay back sooner or later!

ROBBER

Guys beat them up, lets show them who we are!

JAMES

(screaming)no,no,no please for God's sake.

FERNANDO

(CRYING)PLEASE, PLEASE.

do not hit me, don't!

EXT.GUITAR SHOP PARKING ALLEY- MOMENTS LATER

Fernando,and James are thinking what to do since they have no money in their pockets

JAMES

Damn, this is my first time i get robbed!!

FERNANDO

believe it or not.Even though i am fifty years old, this is my first time getting robbed too.

JAMES

haha, damn sucks for both of us.

FERNANDO

Actually it felt pretty exciting

JAMES

OK, haha.

INT. HOUSE-LIVING ROOM-NIGHT

Jame's father starts beating him up

MICHAEL

So you got robbed, just for a stupid guitar you want.You are so dumb come over here I'm going to beat you up so you get that out of your mind!

JAMES

no dad please, i am hurt really bad already!

MICHAEL

Too bad...

Int. Jame's room-one hour later

James mom's goes to him, and starts crying with him

CARMEN

Mijo, i am so sorry for what your father did to you just now.

JAMES

Mom you know how my father gets it's alright. It was all my fault.

CARMEN

well, part of been a family is supporting each other.I apologize to you because i told you that guitar was not your thing.i never meant to hurt your feelings,but is because something happened to me when i was young.

JAMES

mom you can trust on me, please tell me!

CARMEN

well, when i was your age.I wanted too play guitar too because my best friend used to played it, and i loved the melodies she did.

JAMES

yeah, keep going please.

CARMEN

Then, one day i was playing basketball, and i twist my wrist, and since that day my doctor told me i was never going to be able to play guitar because my wrist got really fragile since that day.

JAMES

that is really sad, why didn't you tell me this before?

CARMEN

i did not wanted anyone to made fun of me, so i kept it secret

JAMES

I'm going to make your dream come true.Maybe you won't learn to play the guitar, but through me your dream will come true@

CARMEN

(crying)

James, i am really proud of you

INT.GUITAR Shop-next day morning

James and his mom goes to guitar center to buy the broken strings.

Carmen

James i am going to choose the best strings OK

JAMES

OK mom thank you very much.

JAMES

Phone rings

Hello

FERNANDO

dude, i wan to tell you something come to my house right now.

JAMES

O.K

Int. Fernando's house-moments later

Fernando gives James a surprised.

JAMES

let me introduced you my mother

FERNANDO

Nice to meet you.my name is Fernando.

CARMEN

My Name Is Carmen Thank you for Supporting my son. I really appreciate all you do for him.

FERNANDO

is alright i do with pleasure.Look i have news for you, and your son!

JAMES

tells us!

FERNANDO

i am a musician, i actually major in guitar.i want to offer you free guitar lessons anytime you want.

JAMES

(screams)

are you serious, OMG.

FERNANDO

you will be playing guitar in less than a year. if you pay attention, and have a the will to do it.

JAMES

yes, i will give my time and try my best thank you.

EXT. PARK-DAY-one year later

James accomplishes his goal, and he is really good in the guitar now.

Fernando

I must admit, you gotten really good more than what i was expecting

JAMES

hehehhee,thank you very much

FERNANDO

so what song you wanna play right now just to kill some time?

JAMES

How about the hardest duet you know.

FERNANDO

OK.

Fernando PLAYS his guitar.

fade out

THE END





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