I have been writing a new screenpaly for awhile now but I haven't really gotten much further because I've been busy and I'm stuck on a transition problem. Maybe you guys can help me. Here's the basic story summary... A little girl befriends a Salvation Army santa (the ones you always see in front of the department stores and whatnot). This santa's name is Max. He is a homeless man that lives under a bridge with a few other guys. Of course Max is the hero in the story so to speak. He is always light hearted and loves life despite his situation. Later in the story the little girl gets kidnapped so of course the parents blame it on Max. But Max is out looking for the girl. He finally finds her under this bridge that he lives under with on of the guys that he "lives with." Well push comes to shove and the parents, police, and news media all arrive at the scene under the bridge with the kidnapper and Max fighting. In the end Max saves the day but loses his life in the process. The police take away the kidnapper and everyone lives happily ever after (lol). I really wanted to have a QT twist at the end. Anyway I have made the girl around 8 years old. My biggest problem is letting her go see Max without her parents. I've been trying to think of ways where she just goes to the store, but her parents would find out sooner or later. Any ideas, it's only on the first draft so I'll try anything. Thanks.