- Kevin (Male, 26)
- Aisha (Sister, Female, 22)
- Lillian (Mother, Female, 45)
- Simi (Sister, Female, 8)
- Amaar (Best friend, Male, 26)
Kevin – A lot is going on. A lot. Things seem to be happening, you know? All at once and I don’t quite know, how, but, and It’s not an excuse for what I said, but, yeah. I’m just a little stressed at the moment.
– And I don’t, um, I don’t, I don’t need, or rather, I don’t want home, you know?
Pause. Kevin walks to and leans on the living room door.
– I’m stepping out
Lillian – Now?
Aisha – I’ll come with you.
Kevin – No, I’m good
Aisha gets up from the mattress.
Kevin – No, stay
Aisha (chuckling) – I’m not a poodle
Lillian – Well, I’m going to sleep soon
Aisha – Why? You don’t have to be up early
Lillian – I know, but I’d like an early night
Kevin turns and exits the room.
Aisha – Kevin. Mum, stay up
Lillian – For what?
Aisha – Mum
Lillian – Aisha, I’m tired.
Aisha scuffs and exits the living room.
The garden. Kevin is mopping around the space. Aisha stands by the kitchen door, watching on. Silence.
Kevin – I was coming back in.
Aisha – I know, she was out of order
– Will you come back in? Kevin?
No response. Long pause. Kevin continues to move around the space. Aisha makes her way back into the house.