INT. AMBELINE’S BEDROOM—MORNING
We focus upon a small bed, where AMBELINE, a young girl in her junior year of high school, sleeps curled into a tight ball under her comforter. Beside her head an alarm clock flashes 7:00 A.M. on a bedside table, and suddenly the sounds of Bad Days by The Flaming Lips come on. With a moan, Ambeline raises herself groggily.
Damn it. School.
The room is full of cardboard boxes. She rises from bed and walks over to a particular box, turning it over to read the label, which says DISHES. She roughly opens the box to discover a white China dinner set.
Where are my clothes?
Sighing, she stomps out the door.
Ambeline marches across the small hallway into the room across from hers.
INT. CADENCE’S BEDROOM—CONTINUOUSLY
Ambeline walks up and sits on the edge of her mother CADENCE’S bed, a middle aged woman with dark blonde hair, who is still soundly asleep. Ambeline sighs, and lies down beside her mother.
Mom? I have no clothes for school.
Cadence wakes up and, still groggy, lifts up her head.
I looked at the one box I hadn’t opened, and it was labeled “dishes.