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The Curio Shop

By ChatRenard

INT. - STORE - DAY


A harried MOM toting a boy who appears to be about 6 years of age comes rushing into an old antique/curio shop. Behind the counter, sitting on a stool in vintage looking clothing is a MAN about the same age as the MOM. MOM sets the KID on the counter.


MOM


Thank-you. I owe you one.


UNCLE


It's cool. We're gonna have a blast, aren't we?


MOM


Snacks are in the bag, books are in the bag, toys...Oh darn it. I forgot to pack toys.


KID


I have Wally. (holding up a stuffed toy.)


UNCLE


It's fine. I have toys here. We're fine. Go.


MOM


(rushing out the door) You're my favourite brother!


UNCLE


You say that to both of us.


MOM


But I mean it when I say it to you! (Exits)


UNCLE


(to Kid) She means it.


KID


She said the same thing to Uncle Brad yesterday when he came to fix the sink.


UNCLE


See, don't tell me that.


UNCLE grabs the kid in a playfighting/tickling manner. The kid squeals and laughs


FADE TO:


INT. - STORE - DAY


UNCLE has assembled a bunch of toys for the KID to look through. The toys are a bit neglected and some of them are kind of damaged, or extremely well-loved. As the KID roots through the box and is distracted, a small BEAR that has been placed nearby gets up and waddles toward the box. UNCLE sees it and waves it off. The BEAR sadly makes its way back to its spot and harrumphs down. Shortly after that, a mobile of butterflies that has been hanging from the ceiling suddenly begins to swarm over UNCLE and he freaks out, trying to get them to get back in place before KID notices.


KID


Some of these toys are kind of...Old.


UNCLE


They are. But they still have a lot of life left in them! You just have to imagine a little bit. This little truck, for example. See how it's missing a wheel? Well, that doesn't matter because it's a flying truck and it's just in disguise as regular truck. It doesn't even need that other wheel.


KID


What about this (dejectedly holding up a stuffed rabbit whose head isn't attached all the way around.)


THE BEAR sees the RABBIT and reacts


UNCLE


Yeah. We're gonna fix that.


KID


Do you have any remote control toys?


A small herd of mismatched TEACUPS wanders past, escaping the KID's notice.


UNCLE


Uh, not really no. (noticing that the Kid looks crestfallen, he surveys the box of toys and seems to agree with the Kid's assessment) Why don't I close up shop here and we can go to your house and play some video games. It's quiet, no one will miss me. (some of the items in the store react to this statement)


KID


No. I'd rather be here.


UNCLE


Really? You'd rather be here in this dusty old shop filled with a bunch of junk (he wordlessly apologises to the junk) than in your new house with your stuff?


KID doesn't say anything, just nods and grabs the truck again and makes halfhearted flying motions and sounds, trying to be enthusiastic about it.


UNCLE


You know, when I was your age Uncle Brad, your Mom and I all moved to a new house. Grandpa got a raise and we all got our own bedrooms. It was the first time in my life I had to sleep all alone.


KID


Were you scared?


UNCLE


Of course. Your Mom used to sneak into my room at night and sleep curled up at the end of my bed because she knew I didn't want to sleep alone.


KID


She did?


UNCLE


Yep. And then, after awhile, I got used to the new house and my new room and then I didn't want her girl germs all over everything.


KID


Then you weren't scared anymore?


UNCLE


Nope. But I had a secret weapon. If you want, I can give it to you.


KID


OK.


UNCLE


Alright, but you have to earn it. You have to really really believe there's magic that is stronger than anything scary, because the thing I'm going to give you is the strongest kind of magic there is and you need to respect it and be responsible with it.


Some of the stuff in the shop is getting a bit animated and posturing, each thinking they might be 'it'


KID


I will respect it. (solemnly)


UNCLE


Close your eyes, then. You have to concentrate really really hard. Think about a strong, magical force field that will surround you forever and keep you safe from anything. The strongest magic thing in the entire world. Are you thinking about it? OK. Now hold out your hand, and keep your eyes closed as tight as you can, don't look.


So many items in the shop are gradually moving toward the KID but UNCLE motions them back. UNCLE searches his pockets and pulls out a very nice pocketwatch which he carefully begins to lower into his nephew's hand. As he does so, all the other magical items in the store lose heart and just wander off. When the watch is in the KID's hand he closes his fist tightly. After a couple of seconds he opens his eyes, then his hand and surveys the watch.


KID


Is this it?


UNCLE


That's it. Open it up.


Inside the watch is a photo of everyone in the family.


KID


This watch is magic?


They stand up and start to walk off together, Uncle's hand on nephew's shoulder.


UNCLE


It is. But what's even stronger magic than the watch is the love.


KID


Huh?


UNCLE


You'll get it one day.


KID


But the watch is really magic, right?


UNCLE


It is.


The 'FLYING TRUCK' zooms by and UNCLE snags it out of the air without the KID reacting at all.


KID


(without looking up from the watch) Did you just catch a flying truck.


UNCLE


Yep.


KID


I thought so.


FADE OUT


 


 


 


 


 


 

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The Curio Shop

Created: Jun 17, 2013

Tags: script

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