As Poppy stepped onto the stone terrace at Abbey Mount, skipping the grand tour of the imposing Gothic building, she took in her new surroundings with wide eyes. Sheltered from the world of wealth and privilege she’d grown up in, she was suddenly surrounded by the unfamiliar. She couldn’t help but feel a little out of place.
The Headmistress Mrs. Beaton gave her a cold welcome and a direct look that told Poppy she knew exactly who she was and why she was there. After signing some paperwork and being shown to her surprisingly comfortable room, Poppy was introduced to her house mother, Miss Archer.
Miss Archer seemed to take an immediate dislike to Poppy and waste no time in making her feel unwelcome. She lectured Poppy on the expectations of the school and the importance of following the rules. She then threatened her with the prospect of expulsion if she decided not to comply.
Poppy returned to her room feeling overwhelmed and alone. As she unpacked the few belongings that had been allowed to accompany her, she wondered how she was going to make it through the school year. She hadn’t expected this to be so hard.
That first night, Poppy couldn’t sleep. She was too anxious and worried about what the future held. She missed her friends, her dad, and even her party-girl ways back in Malibu. What would happen now?
In the months that followed, Poppy did her best to fit in at Abbey Mount School. Despite the cold welcome she initially received from Miss Archer and the other students, Poppy was determined to succeed.
She worked hard in her classes, slowly gaining the respect of her teachers, and the other students. She even found an unlikely friend in a girl named Rowan who was going through a tough time of her own.
With Rowan’s help, Poppy gradually began to feel less alone, and she slowly started to embrace life at Abbey Mount School. She even found an escape in the beautiful grounds of the school, where she could find solace on her walks alone.
By the end of her first year at Abbey Mount, Poppy had come to terms with the fact that this was now her home. She had made friends, found a place where she belonged, and was proud of the person she had become. Poppy had finally found the peace and acceptance she had been seeking.
Some scenes from the AI movie Wild Child
EXT. ABIBE MOUNT SCHOOL – DAY
The imposing Gothic-style building of Abbey Mount towers over the rolling hills of the English countryside. The sun is shining and there is a hint of spring in the air.
EXT. TERRACE – DAY
Poppy stands alone on the terrace, taking in her new surroundings with wide eyes. The distant clang of the school bell breaks the silence.
Poppy’s expression changes from awe to anxiety as she hears the bell. She takes a deep breath and squares her shoulders, determined to make the best of her new situation.
EXT. COURTYARD – DAY
Poppy walks into the courtyard and is immediately stopped by the Headmistress Mrs. Beaton. Poppy swallows her fear and stands up straight, waiting for instructions.
Ah, Miss Evans. Welcome to Abbey Mount.
Poppy nods, but doesn’t say anything. Mrs. Beaton gives her a cold look and motions for her to follow.
INT. PEDROOM – DAY
Poppy steps into her surprisingly comfortable room and is immediately met by Miss Archer, the housemother. Her expression is stern and unflinching.
This is your new home, Miss Evans. Let me be clear, the rules at this school are not to be taken lightly. If you fail to comply, the consequences will be severe.
Poppy nods, trying not to show her anxiety. Miss Archer gives her a final warning before walking out of the room.
I’ll be watching you.
INT. CLASSROOM – DAY
Poppy enters the classroom, feeling a little out of place. The other students watch her curiously but don’t say anything.
The teacher, Mr. Black, notices the uneasy atmosphere and intervenes. He gives Poppy a warm smile and motions for her to take a seat.
Welcome to Abbey Mount, Miss Evans. I hope you find your time here enjoyable.
Poppy smiles shyly and nods. Mr. Black moves on to the lesson, and Poppy puts her head down and starts to take notes.
The other students begin to warm to Poppy, and soon she is joking and laughing with the rest of the class.
EXT. SCHOOL GROUNDS – DAY
Poppy walks around the grounds of the school, her steps light and her spirit high. She stops to admire the various sculptures and monuments, marveling at the beauty of her new home.
On her way back to the dormitory, she passes a group of students chatting and laughing. As she passes, one of them calls out to her.
Hey, Poppy! Come join us!
Poppy hesitates for a moment, before walking over to the group and joining in the conversation.
EXT. CAFETERIA – DAY
Poppy enters the cafeteria, feeling a little more at home. As she looks for a place to sit, she notices Rowan sitting by herself. She hesitates for a moment, before deciding to join her.
Poppy takes a seat next to Rowan and introduces herself. Rowan’s face is guarded and her voice is uncertain, but she tentatively accepts Poppy’s offer of friendship.
The two girls talk, getting to know each other. Slowly, Rowan warms up to Poppy and the two form an unlikely bond.
EXT. GRASSY FIELD – SUNSET
Poppy and Rowan sit together in the grassy field, watching the sun set over the horizon. Poppy feels a sense of peace that she hasn’t felt in a long time.
She turns to Rowan, genuinely happy.
Thank you, Rowan. For being here for me.
Rowan smiles, understanding the sentiment.
EXT. SCHOOL GROUNDS – DAY
Poppy takes a deep breath and surveys her new home. She can feel the sense of belonging and acceptance that she has found here.
She walks along, taking in the sights and sounds of the school grounds. As she passes a group of her classmates, they wave and call out to her.
Hey, Poppy! Come join us!
Poppy smiles and waves back. She has finally found her place at Abbey Mount School.