INT. ROY’S BEDROOM – DAY
Ten seconds before the second hand reaches half past six. The sun shines brightly casting its’ light through the window pane against a transparent cream white curtain.
Tick! Tick! Tick.....
Roy is 13 years old boy, a second year high school student in Sta. Luisita Academy and the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Gonzaga. They live in Sta. Ana Village. He live in a not so wealthy life, enough provide the needs of the family.
He stretches his right hand reaching the alarm clock to switch it off. His class starts at 8 am and its 7:30 in the morning already. He is still prone to bed with his head under the pillow. Mom calls him to eat breakfast.
Her Mom is a little bit skinny. She has a short, black and straight hair like Roy has. She has tan skin which Roy did not have from her. She is lovely in her age of forty years old. She works in a bank while his husband is a marine pilot.
INT. KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS
(yelling in soft voice)
Roy! It’s already morning, wake up!
But Roy didn’t reply. He still wants to sleep. Her mom climbs the stairs to reach his room. Knocks five times then he enters the door.
INT. ROY’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
Son! (gently uncovers his blanket)
It’s already morning you’ll be late
again in class.
She sits at the side of the near Roy then gently shakes his left shoulder.
You’re not listening again.
Come down and eat your breakfast.
Roy opens his eyes, removes his pillow from his head then faces front to look at his mom.
All right Mom. Just give me five seconds.
The second hand strikes twelve and its 8 o’clock. Then it strikes half past eight. Roy with his vision blurred peeks at the clock. He was surprised with the time.
Ahh! I’m late again. Tsk!
He rushes to the bathroom, brushes his teeth, puts on school uniform-white polo and light brown pants and combs his hair. When get down, he saw his Mom fitting her heels and preparing to leave the house to go to work.
I told to wake up awhile ago.
You didn’t listen to me again Roy.
Now you’re late again in class.
Roy grabs a bread in his mouth, ties his shoelaces and grabs his bag.
Oh come on Son.
Hurry up and don’t give me
I promise I won’t be late again
That word again..
Roy just smiles at her Mom then they went outside the house.
EXT. STREET – CONTINUOUS
Her Mom usually drives her motorcycle to the office while Roy rides his bicycle.
Roy rushes his bike to get in his class immediately.
EXT. STA. LUISITA ACADEMY BICYCLE PARKING SPACE – DAY
Roy parks his bike then chained it in a bar. Then, hurriedly run to his building.
INT. HISTORY BLDG. – CONTINUOUS
He rushes to climb the stairs like Flash the lightning.
Sweat coming down his eyebrows. Then he reaches his room. He calms down himself and takes a deep breath. He peeks at the door window and saw his teacher pointing at some pictures. He grabs the door knob and enters the door.
INT. ROOM S411 – DAY
Mrs. Ruby is discussing about different supernatural beings that Filipinos believe to exist when .. CUTS TO
Oh! Here’s my favourite student in class
You’re too early Roy?!
The class remain silent and throws their eyes to Roy, who is gently closing the door.
Am I too early?
Absolutely! (raises an eyebrow)
For the next subject!
The class covers their mouth to laugh. Roy removes his cap, scratches his head and walks to his chair- first row and last second to the last sit seat behind. Then he sits down and gaze in the window.
Philippine folklore is rich with
mythical and supernatural creatures. It is
not popular as those in Western cultures since
it is mostly composed of...