FADE IN:INT. DREAM SEQUENCE, LIBRARY CHECKOUT DESK -- DAYA buxom CONSTANCE FAIRCHILD(18), in a blue dress, stands infront a library checkout desk facing a prim LIBRARIAN(30)with her hair in a bun. There is no one else present. Thelibrarian wears a prominent name-tag that says "Librarian".LIBRARIANThat book doesn’t exist anymore.CONSTANCE FAIRCHILDThat’s impossible!LIBRARIAN(calmly, as her face chars andmelts)There’s nothing I can do.The librarian bursts into flames. Constance looks down ather hands. The skin on Constance’s hands chars and fallsoff and she screams.A nuclear fireball consumes New York City.INT. CONSTANCE’S BEDROOM -- NIGHTConstance wakes, screaming. She checks her hands to see thatthey are OK. She gets up and puts on a robe.INT. HOTEL GIFT SHOP -- DAYYawning, Constance examines a watch held by the femaleCLERK(25). She wears typical college student attire andcarries a backpack of books. Dressed like a Secret Serviceagent, THOMAS FIELDS(45) looks on.CONSTANCE FAIRCHILDIt’s my birthday present to myself.CLERK(with a French accent)Happy birthday, Miss Fairchild.Constance puts on the watch.CONSTANCE FAIRCHILDI’m going to be late for class!Constance runs from the shop, followed by Thomas Fields.