Downstairs. Kitchen. Lillian is leaning against the sink, staring down at her phone. Aisha enters.
Lillian – Hello
Aisha – Hi
Lillian – How are you?
Aisha – I’m fine, you?
Lillian – I’m ok. Where were you?
Aisha – The shop
Lillian – Oh, Isn’t, what’s her name in?
Aisha – She is, I was just moving things in
Lillian – Oh, ok
Slight pause. Aisha opens the fridge and takes out a can of coke.
Lillian – Hey Aish
Aisha – Yeaah?
Lillian – I know it’s next week but could I get the rent from you now?
Aisha – Why? No, yeah, I’ll send it.
Lillian – Thank you
Aisha – You’re welcome
Kevin enters with Simi on his back
Simi and Kevin – Hey Guys
Aisha – Hey
Aisha exits the kitchen.
Lillian (To Simi) – Why haven’t you changed?
Simi – Huh?
Kevin – It’s Friday
Lillian – She’s dirty
Kevin – We’re just getting a drink; we’ll do it after
Kevin opens the fridge and Simi grabs a yogurt. Kevin closes the fridge and begins to exit.
Lillian – Simi, can you change by yourself; I want to talk to Kevin.
Kevin – I’m just upstairs, I’ll be right back
Kevin exits with Simi on his back. Lillian exits after them.
Living room. Lillian enters and sits on the mattress. Kevin enters.
Kevin – I’m here
Lillian – Hi
Kevin – Hi?
Lillian – Are you not meant to be at work?
Kevin – No, they moved my shift
Lillian – Oh, ok
Kevin – What’s up?
Lillian – Nothing. Well, I just wanted to ask if I can get a two-month advance from you?
Kevin – Two months. Including this week?
Lillian – Oh, yeah
Kevin – Ook. What for?
Lillian – Nothing to worry yourself over
Kevin – I’m not, I’m just asking.
Lillian – I just want to sort some stuff out
Kevin – Ok. I don’t even think I have two months; I can give you this month in advance though
Lillian – Next week’s?
Kevin – Yeah, that’s all I can only afford
Lillian – Ok
Kevin – I’ll send that to you now, yeah?
Lillian – Ok, thanks
Kevin exits. Upstairs, Aisha and Simi’s room. Simi is laying on Aisha’s bed, writing. Aisha is sewing a wig in the corner. Kevin enters.
Kevin – Hey Aish
Aisha – What?
Kevin – Are you busy?
She looks up at him.
Kevin – Ok. Can we talk when you’re done?
Aisha – Yes, maybe. I need to finish this
Kevin – Ok, stop being childish
Aisha – Don’t
Kevin – Sorry. But can we at least talk when you’re done?
Aisha – When I get back from the shop, yeah
Kevin – Ok. I’ll leave you to it then. (To Simi) – Sim, you ok?
Simi – Uh huh
Kevin – Diary?
Simi – No, homework
Kevin – Ok, I’ll also leave you to it
Kevin closes the door.