The Purpose of It All


  • Kevin (Male, 26)
  • Lillian (Mother, Female, 45)
  • Aisha (Sister, Female, 22)
  • Amaar (Best friend, Male, 26)

2pm. The kitchen. Lillian is draining a bowl of noodles by the sink. Kevin Enters.

Kevin – Hello

Lillian – Hi

Kevin continues to walk through the kitchen and up the stairs.

Upstairs. Kevin enters his room. He walks to his bedside table and puts his cigarettes away. He turns to and drops onto his bed. He pulls out his phone and begins to play sounds of the rainforest. He turns on his back and closes his eyes.

Downstairs. Aisha enters the house through the front door. Headphones on, she walks towards the kitchen.

Lillian – Aisha?

No response. Aisha enters the kitchen.

Lillian – You’re home early

No response. Aisha walks to the fridge, opens it and pulls out two bottles of water.

Lillian – Fair enough

Aisha closes the fridge and exits the kitchen. She makes her way up the stairs and into Kevin’s room. She pauses her music, and stands by his door.

Aisha – Kev?

No response.

Aisha – Kevin!

Kevin – What

Aisha – Listen, don’t worry about the money, yeah?

Kevin – Aish?

Aisha – Yeah?

Kevin – Don’t worry about money?

Aisha – I don’t need the money

Kevin opens his eyes.

Kevin – Ahh, shit.

Aisha – It’s cool

Kevin – I didn’t know you needed it asap

Aisha – I don’t need it

Kevin – Oo, alright. Sure? Wait, why?

Aisha – I’ve sorted it, It’s cool. Look, I need to get back to work I just/

Kevin – /Nah, wait. Where did you get six bills from?

Aisha – Doesn’t matter

Kevin – Ok, which friend?

Aisha – Shut up, man

Kevin – Huh?

Aisha – Kevin, bye.

Aisha shuts the door as she exits.

Downstairs. Aisha exits the house.


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