Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Keep It In Your Pants
Happy Tuesday, crime slicksters. It's time once again to take a trip to the dark side, where the girls are hot, the drinks are cold, and the hardboiled-pulp-noir action is non-stop, right here, at the coolest crime joint in cyberspace ... at That Killing Feeling.
In Chapter 32 of BABY HEISTER, teenage heister Kelsey Hazard and wheelman Simon Leeds leave the safe house to go buy supplies ... and scope out the apartment of the Yakuza gang leader who killed Kelsey's parents in the bank job. Meanwhile, psycho cop Flint Cole and the task force have set up their headquarters ... right down the street ...
INT. DOC’S LOFT - DAY
Kelsey and Simon stand near the elevator.
Kelsey and Simon are both incognito.
Wearing baseball caps and shades.
Jo hands her a piece of paper.
She looks at it.
That’s a lot of stuff.
Well, we’ve now got six mouths to feed.
(hands her a roll of bills)
This should take care of it.
I’ve got a craving for sushi.
You mind if we stop
in Little Tokyo first?
That’s a great idea.
Bring some for me?
Okay. We’ll be back.
Kelsey and Simon get on the elevator.
Close the gate.
Simon hits the switch.
They start going down.
Doc looks at Jo.
I just hope they can
keep it in their pants
until after the job.
EXT. LITTLE TOKYO - CITY STREET - DAY
A block filled with shops and restaurants.
Signs all in Japanese.
As are most of the pedestrians.
Simon and Kelsey walk down the sidewalk
looking at everything in wonder.
I’ve never been here.
It’s so cool.
We don’t have this in London.
I can’t believe it was so easy
to find his address.
The Internet is your friend.
Don’t have a computer.
(pulls out his smart phone)
Reach out and GPS someone.
Simon reads the numbers on the doors.
He stops in front of a doorway
between a fruit stand
and an electronic store.
This is it.
So what do we do now?
Let’s go round back.
Check out the alley.
EXT. LITTLE TOKYO - BACK ALLEY - DAY
Surprisingly neat. No garbage.
Kelsey and Simon look at a fire escape
on the back of the building.
Kelsey pulls out her gun.
Heads over to the ladder.
C’mon. Let’s do it.
Put that away. Too risky.
We’ll come back later tonight
when it’s dark.
(off her look)
Patience, my love.
You said my love.
Sorry about that.
INT. ABANDONED GROCERY STORE - DAY
The task force headquarters.
A big, wide open space now filled with
a couple dozen COPS sitting at makeshift desks.
Darryl Rooker stands in front of a
giant map of Los Angeles.
Flint Cole is next to him,
I’m sure you all know detective Flint Cole --
who just brought in two of Doc Hazard’s gang
from the armored car job in Palm Springs.
Flint smirks. Nods.
A smattering of applause.
As you all know, the rest of the gang
are holed up somewhere around here
in an abandoned warehouse.
Detective Luna is working on
identifying the owners of each building --
A burly HISPANIC COP raises his hand.
And then his team is going to go
building to building and search for them.
The rest of you are going to split up
into pairs and patrol the area
in twelve-hour shifts around the clock.
A smattering of murmuring
and groans all around.
Let me remind you that THIS GANG
was responsible for the recent riots
which cost the city MILLIONS
of dollars in damages.
(looks at Flint)
Do you have anything to add, Cole?
(raises his cup)
Let’s be careful out there --