Wendy:runaway girl with lots of family problems Sarah
Pete: Wendy's cousin who houses runaways Alex
Will:Wendy's 5 year old brother Jacko
Travis:Wendy's 8 year old brother Chad
Mom:Wendy's abused motherLauren
Red:Wendy's abusive step-fatherAnthony
Michelle:Wendy's good friendHelena
Tina:Pete's ex-girlfriend who helps him around the houseAudrey
Mr. Hook:worker from the CPA who dislikes PeteHector
Rachel:runaway at Pete's house
Carol:runaway at Pete's house
Adam:runaway at Pete's house
Sarah:runaway at Pete's house
Jackie:runaway at Pete's house
ACT 1:Wendy and Michelle walking up to Wendy's house.
How are you dealing with all you family problems?
What family problems?
Your parent's divorce.
How did you find out about that?
Well, Suzy told me.
What?! That was a secret! Best friends aren't supposed to tell secrets. I can't believe she would do that to me, after all we've been through?
Well, during our book discussion in English, she told the whole class.
She promised not to tell anyone. Now the whole school will know by tomorrow. I thought she was a better friend. I thought she could keep a secret. You know what? Screw her! I just can't deal with this right now.
I'm really sorry about everything. I'll talk to you later.
(Wendy walks into house)
(Laying on a couch watching TV with a beer and a pile of empty cans next to him) What is this? It came in the mail today. It says you are failing three core classes.
(Grabs Wendy's wrist) You need to care more about school. We don't want you slacking off your junior year. Don't you want to get into a good college?
Why should you care? You're just my drunk step-dad. And, what do you know about a good college? You didn't even...