SCENE OPENS to Scarlet (Dixie Lynn) working as a barista in a cafe. As she chats with another barista, Charlene, Scarlet tells her that she’s fascinated by a college guy named Gray (Tyler Nixon) who is currently performing at the cafe, as he does every open mic night.
Gray asks Scarlet when her shift is over, and she says that it’s actually ending right now. He invites her back to his nearby loft so he can give her a copy of his album, but she hesitates. Not wanting to lose this opportunity, Gray says that he has a new song on the album that she would love. He’ll even autograph the album for her! Scarlet agrees.
Scarlet removes her apron and tells Charlene that she’s done with her shift, wishing Charlene a good rest of the evening. Charlene is still busy with cleaning up, so she simply smiles and waves to Scarlet, but that smile turns into a worried expression upon seeing Scarlet go out the door with Gray.