- Kevin (Male, 26)
- Lillian (Mother, Female, 45)
- Aisha (Sister, Female, 22)
- Amaar (Best friend, Male, 26)
2.45 pm. Lillian sets aside her bowl and stands up in a hurry. She exits the living room and returns almost immediately. She walks to the mattress and picks up the filled plastic bag and exits again.
Kitchen. Lillian enters. She puts the plastic bag on the dining table.
Garden. Kevin is stubbing a cigarette out on the fence; he flicks the butt over and lights another one. He pulls out his phone and dials Amaar.
Kevin – Hello
Amaar – Yoo
Lillian enters. She glances at Kevin before she exits. Slight pause.
Kevin (To Amaar) – Yeah, sorry about earlier. You called?
Amaar – it’s calm, bro. And yeah, I was gonna get onto you
Kevin – Why, for what?
Amaar – Lying
Kevin – Ok, about what?
Amaar – About lending money to Aisha
Kevin – Oh, yeah. No, she told me she didn’t need it anymore
Amaar – Huh, why?
Kevin – I don’t know, she just told me she didn’t need it
Amaar – Oh, so she gave it back?
Kevin – No
Amaar – So what did she do with it?
Kevin – Nothing, I didn’t send it
Amaar – Wait, you never sent it?
Kevin – No
Amaar – So why did you tell me you did?
Kevin – I didn’t?
Amaar – Yes you did, you told me you bailed her out
Kevin – Oooh. Nah, I was going to
Amaar – But you didn’t?
Kevin – Yeah, no I didn’t
Amaar – So why give me all that bailing out crap?
Kevin – Bro, I don’t know, but I was actually going to
Amaar – Shit liar
Kevin – Whatever. What did she tell you?
Amaar – Nothing
Kevin – So how do you know?
Amaar – Leah told me
Kevin – Leah?
Amaar – Yeah, she asked Leah for money
Kevin kisses his teeth
Kevin – When?
Amaar – I don’t know, Leah just told me during her break
Kevin – This girl. She knew I was going to send it to her
Amaar – But you didn’t
Kevin – I forgot. But still, i don’t get why she couldn’t just wait
Amaar – Beats me
Kevin – That’s slightly annoyed me though, you know
Amaar – Understandable, but it’s not a big deal
Kevin – Meh. As long as you and Leah are good with lending her the money
Amaar – Oh, I’m good. That’s Leah’s money
Kevin – Broke boy
Amaar – And proud
Kevin – What are you doing for the rest of the day?
Amaar – Ehh, I’m going to pick up Leah in, like, an hour, and then we’re off to the park
Kevin – N’aww, sounds fun. And I’m all by myself, smoking in me garden
Amaar (laughing) – You bum
Kevin – Correction, highly functioning bum
Amaar – Whatever, what time do you start work?
Kevin – Five
Amaar – Calm. What you on till then?
Kevin – Not a clue
Amaar – Sounds productive
Kevin – Mate, super
Both Amaar and Kevin chuckle
-I think i’m going to get some recording done, chill and then get ready for work
Amaar – Aite bro. I’m gonna get me and Arif ready now, so I’ll chat with you later, yeah?
Kevin – Alright, bro. Enjoy your day, and say hi to Leah for me
Amaar – I’ll try, and I will do. Take care.