SCENE OPENS on Anita (Autumn Falls), a young woman. She’s in her car and lightly hits the steering wheel. Why won’t you just START?, she complains to herself. She exhales heavily, reaching for her cell phone. She tries to turn it on, but it’s dead. She opens the glove compartment and roots around in it. After a moment, her head sags in disappointment. ‘Aaaaaaaand you didn’t bring your charger. GREAT job Anita,’ she chastises herself. At that moment, there is a sudden knock at the window. She jumps with a slight yelp, completely startled. Standing at her window is Shane (Derrick Pierce), a somewhat rough looking man. He is unsmiling and motions for her to roll down the window. She regards him warily and hesitantly rolls down her window, but just a crack. Uh…yes?, she asks cautiously. Hey, he’s sorry to scare her, but he was coming home and saw her car stall and quit on her, he begins, his tone even and non-threatening.
After pushing the car into his garage, they chat about what a bad neighborhood it is. Well, he’d better get started, he adds, moving towards the garage door, grabbing the top of it as he prepares to pull it down. Oh um…what is he doing?, Anita asks meekly. The light coming in from outside is shining in his eyes, gonna make it hard to look around and scout out what the problem is. He’s just gonna close the door and hook a light to the hood so he can see what he’s doing better, he says. That’s cool…right?, he asks, a vaguely threatening undertone in his voice. She looks out of the garage toward the street, perhaps deciding whether or not she should just get out of there. Um…yeah, of course that’s cool, Anita says, smiling nervously. He looks at her for a second, sizing her up. He pulls down the garage door. It loudly hits the floor, sealing them in.