He finds no food in the kitchen but plenty of boxes that
look like food. In another bedroom he finds doll clothes
and puts on a vest and goes back to the mirror to see how
Marlowe runs back and finds pants and a shirt and puts them
on and plays in the clothes, sitting in all the chairs and
holding up toy glasses that are empty and toy plates with no
Finally Marlowe climbs up the stairs and finds a warm bed
and crawls into it and goes to sleep.
INT. COLE’S BEDROOM – MORNING
The bedroom door slams open and Lloyd yells at his son.
Cole? Get out of that bed and
get ready for school.
Ahhh. K dad, just getting up.
You don’t get to miss the bus
anymore this year, understand?
Cole climbs out of bed and dresses as he looks through his
toy pile. He finds his shoes in the pile right next to the
Cole pushes the house sideways to get his shoe and the roof
accidentally slides off showing Marlowe, standing on his
back legs and sniffing the air.
Cole freezes and Marlowe freezes. Cole, slowly leans down
until he is on his knees towering over the top of the house.
He takes both fists and tries to scrub out his eyes using a
twisting motion back and forth. Marlowe does not move a
Cole looks down again and shakes his head in disbelief.
You – got clothes on.
Marlowe’s large dark, glistening eyes look like some kind of
moist candy frozen in the head of a mouse with clothes.
Cole! If you miss the damn bus
you’ll be grounded for a week.
Okay dad, I’m coming.
Cole slowly lowers the roof back onto the toy house and then