The Babysitting Job, Scene #01
THE BABYSITTING JOB:
18-Year-Old Babysitter Tricked into Giving Away Virginity
ORIGINAL SCENE TREATMENT (excerpt)
Scene opens on an 18-year-old school girl named Cassidy, as she arrives home from class. She entersthrough the gate, a backpack draped loosely over her shoulder, and grabs the mail off the porch. Riflingthrough the envelopes, she discovers a flyer that reads: BABYSITTER WANTED, FEMALES PREFERRED,NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, GREAT FIRST JOB. She looks it over before noticing her mom out in thegarden. Excited, Cassidy runs up to show her the flyer. Without paying much attention, her mom encourages her to call the number — after all, this is exactly the type of first job she needs to prepare herself for becoming an adult. With a roll of the eyes, Cassidy turns away and places the call. Scene cuts to an ECU of a man’s mouth as he answers the phone. Cassidy asks about the flyer. In a calm, gentle voice, the man replies that he and his wife have a young son and are looking for a babysitter. He asks how old the girl is. She replies that she is 18. The man bites his lip in hesitation. Sensing his reluctance, Cassidy tells him that, while she is still in high school, she is very responsible and great at taking care of people. She won’t let him and his wife down. As she says this, she flashes her mom a knowing look. The man smiles and invites her to come over to the house on Friday night for a trial run. He’ll text her all the information as soon as he confirms with his wife. Cassidy hangs up the phone and proudly tells her mom the good news: she got the job!
Several days later. Cassidy knocks on the door and is greeted by the man, Mr. Bauer. She steps inside his home and looks around in awe. Bauer is very handsome and Cassidy can’t help but feel a little shy. He leads her into the living room and invites her to sit. She casually asks where Mrs. Bauer is. The man explains that she has already left home and that he will soon leave to join her. They chat about the job for a few minutes before Cassidy asks about the son … how old is he? Where is he? Mr. Bauer tells her that his son has already gone to sleep in the nursery down the hall. She should not try to wake him, as he is a light sleeper. What she needs to do is mind the house while the son sleeps. Cassidy finds this a little strange but her eyes go wide when Mr. Bauer starts to talk about her payment. He hands her an envelope and says that he likes to reward handsomely for the girls he trusts as his babysitter. He is going to leave now but she should stay put in the living room, watch TV, eat whatever she wants. Just don’t go down to the hall to bother the baby while he is sleeping. He hands her the remote and plunks her down on the couch, before leaving. Intimated by his touch, she looks down at the envelope in shock. What an easy job this is turning out to be! Throughout the afternoon Cassidy watches TV, lounging around and growing idle. Scene cuts to her rifling through the fridge, when she pauses … thinking she’s heard something. Scene cuts back to her in the living room, trying to read a book. She looks back towards the hallway suspiciously. Why hasn’t the baby cried? Scene cuts to her on the toilet. She wipes herself when she hears a noise and stands up abruptly. Creeping out of the bathroom, she approaches the hallway. She calls out to the baby and hears nothing. She slowly walks towards the end of the hall, where a nursery sign hangs on a door. She presses her ear to it and hears a soft muffling inside. The sound of breathing. She breathes a sigh of relief and opens the door.
But when Cassidy enters the room, things are not what they seem. There is no nursery. There is no sleeping baby. She is inside the master bedroom and so is Mr. Bauer – naked and masturbating.