INT. APARTMENT, LIVING ROOM - NIGHTThe living room too is dark and quiet, until an odd clickingsound is heard. The knob on the closet adjacent to the frontdoor turns. It slowly opens without a sound.Just as silently a man carefully steps from out of thecloset. Wearing a ski mask, he scans the room, giving noattention to the large flatscreen TV, or the sound system.Rather, his attention is transfixed... the door on the right,in the hallway between the living room and the kitchen.He removes his ski mask, and both his eyes; the whites of which glisten in the in the moonlight; and the sweat drippingfrom his brow, signal his intensity and focus.But the MASSIVE KNIFE and the smile that shines in itsreflection betrays... excitement.He starts to make his way over to the bedroom, slowly.CUT TO:INT. APARTMENT, BEDROOM - NIGHTThe girl is still sleeping soundly.INT. APARTMENT, LIVING ROOM - NIGHTJust as he steps towards the bedroom door, a flash of moonlight breaks through the darkness. In the kitchen someoneis standing RIGHT THERE. He turns having seen the figure inhis peripheral, nearly caught in the act.The kitchen is dark, making it hard to see who is there.Reacting to his sudden exposure, he moves for his mask butpauses, realizing he’s the one with the knife. The intruder’ssurprise resides.He stands in the hallway facing the figure. He drops his mask, crouches and backs out of the hallway into the livingroom. Where he makes his stand, signaling an invitation withhis blade. He licks his lips, and the blade.INTRUDERBeggars can’t be choosers...The mysterious figure walks toward the intruder.CUT TO:2.