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We look upon a group of young kids, all around 10 years old. They are all dressed up as their favorite superheroes for Halloween.
We have a SUPERMAN (Henry) the tallest of the group, BATMAN (Tommy the shortest and slightly chubby of the group), GREEN ARROW (Karl) who stands licking the end of one of his sticky ended toy arrows, and a WONDER WOMAN (Mary). The costumes all look home made.
BATMAN kid has his masked pulled up and resting on top of his head.
The kids stand on a street corner; they each carry a little plastic pumpkin bucket with a handle that is full of candy.
The night is bright and clear, a full moon hangs in the sky and dozens of stars twinkle.
Ha! I knew you’d be too chicken.
You shoulda been Aquaman. No way are you’re cool enough to be Batman.
Close up on BATMAN kid, Tommy. He has gone red in the face and looks like he is holding back some tears, but he’s holding it together to try and look tough in front of Mary and Karl.
Shut up Henry. I am too cool enough to be Batman.
I’m not scared to go up there.
Close up on SUPERMAN kid. He has a huge grin on his face; really pleased his little ruse has worked. He looks smug as he pushes his greased hair curl off of his forehead.
Prove it. Go up and see if the gates open.
A shot of Batman kid, he has puffed up his chest and pulled down his mask, he is stood in front of Green arrow kid and Wonder Woman kid who look on wide eyed.
WONDER WOMAN KID:
Tommy you don’t have to.
Looking from behind the group of kids, Batman Kid is walking away from them, his cape blowing in the wind. In the distance we can see the large iron fence that runs all around Arkham Asylum, the Asylum itself looms large on the horizon.
I do. And Don’t call me Tommy.