EXT. FAIRGROUND -- DAY
The blues number continues as the camera cranes down to the
bandstand of a country fair. A local band is rehearsing.
Around the practising band, various carpenters and
technicians are making final preparations for that evening's
One of the people watching the band is SAM BURNELL, a man in
his early forties. He watches his daughter, NICOLE, as she
sings into the microphone. NICOLE is sixteen.
NICOLE stares at her father as she sings.
SAM looking back at his daughter. He is intensely proud of
her. SAM is a carpenter, working on at the fair site. He
gets back to his work, hammering a supporting beam into the
INT. AIRPORT. WASHROOM -- AFTERNOON
CLOSE UP of a three year old girl, staring up into the lens.
Her face is full of sweetness and trust.
MITCHELL STEPHENS in a crowded airport washroom, watching a
young father, PETER, trying to change the diaper on his
three year old daughter.
MITCHELL stares at the little girl, his face registering a
wistful smile. PETER is having a hard time trying to find
the towel from the toddler's bag and keeping an eye on her
at the same time.
Need a hand?
Sure, it you could find a towel in
this bag. I know my wife packed one
MITCHELL comes forward and searches through the toddler's
You always think you're prepared for
Tell me about it.
How old is she?
(finding a towel)
Is this it?
Here we go.
PETER lays the towel across the counter, and dries the
little girl. MITCHELL watches as PETER puts a new diaper on
her. The toddler stares up at MITCHELL, her eyes are
MITCHELL stares at the girl's face.