1.30 pm. Kevin is sat under a tree. His phone rings, it’s Amaar.
Amaar – Yoo bro
Kevin – Hey, man
Amaar – You alright?
Kevin – I’m ok, you?
Amaar – I’m all good, man. Just tucked Arif in for his nap. And, I was about to do some work, then I remembered I needed to call you
Kevin – Work?
Amaar – Yeah, just some writing
Kevin – What, for the tape?
Amaar – Nah, I’m not adding anything else to that. This is for my diary.
Kevin – Oh, right, ok. How’s Arif?
Amaar – Tiring. But, he’s been good vibes today, actually.
Kevin – I miss the little runt, man.
Amaar – Eh, he doesn’t miss you
Kevin – Fuck you
Amaar (laughing) – But, yeah, what about you? Any new material?
Kevin – Yeah, I’m working on something
Amaar – What?
Kevin – Um, it’s the two cubs again
Amaar – Ok
Kevin – Basically, Simi almost pissed herself in class because she was scared to ask for permission
Amaar – N’aww, pussio
Kevin – Bro. But yeah, the Cubs shadow the great white and rel on another hunt
Amaar – For what?
Kevin – Not sure yet, but Simi’s cub is partnering up with Rel and Aisha’s with the great white.
Amaar – Aite. Well, let me know how it goes.
Kevin – I will do.
Amaar – Sweet. Sweet. So, work. What we saying?
They both chuckle lightly.
Kevin – Um, yeah. I can’t quit, well not yet.
Amaar – Ok. Why, what’s the reason?
Kevin – Um, yesterday. Uhh, I had to bail Aisha out of a situation. And the money had to be from the project savings, so yeah. Its put me back a bit, but, yeah
Amaar – Right, bail for what?
Kevin – The shop. She needed six bills for some equipment
Amaar – Huh, and you just gave it to her?
Kevin – Well, yeah. Her money’s tied up elsewhere
Amaar – Hmm. Ok, fair enough.
Kevin – What?
Amaar – Huh
Kevin – Fair enough.
Amaar – Yeah?
Kevin – Never mind.
Amaar – No, don’t do that.
Kevin – Do what?
Amaar – That. Say what you were gonna say.
Kevin – Na. It’s just. You say what you were going to say.
Amaar – Huh?
Kevin – You said fair enough, so you don’t believe me
Amaar – Defensive/
Kevin – /Don’t. You didn’t believe me
Amaar – Ah. Well, I do, I just don’t buy the reason
Kevin – What?
Amaar – You don’t just give people money
Kevin – If there’s a good enough reason, yes I do
Amaar – Equipment for the shop, really?
Kevin – Yes, what’s the issue. And, she can’t exactly go to mum can she?
Amaar – True
Kevin – Yeah
Amaar – Ok. So, back to ushering then, yeah?
Kevin – Yeah. I guess
Amaar – Coolio
Kevin – Yeah
Amaar – Aite bro, you working tonight?
Kevin – Yeah, I am. Actually, I need to start making my way back home
Amaar – Oh, where you at?
Kevin – Just at the park
Amaar – Oh, calm. Aite, bro. Take care
Kevin – Yeah, bye
Kevin hangs up. He pulls out and lights a cigarette. He begins to walk home. He takes a left, after the bridge, towards the 26th of June.