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Act 4  

Greg: Uh, what?

(Greg awakens in a darkened room) 

Greg: HELLO! 

(No answer) 

Greg: LET ME OUT! (Kicking at wall) 

(No answer) 

Greg: WHERE AM I?!

(No answer) 

Greg: HELP, SOMEBODY HELP! 

(No answer) 

Greg: HELP, PLEASE GET ME…!

(A voice suddenly cuts across him) 

Voice: It's no good… Gregory Winters…

(Elsewhere in Miss Lofty's destroyed classroom) 

Thomas: Ow... my head, Ow, okay who's alright!

Lucy: Me!

Dean: Me!

Elliot: Me!

All the Male Chavs: Us!

All the Female Chavs: And us!

Caroline: Me, of course!

All the nerds: Were Okay!

Jack: I'M ALRIGHT! BUT MY LAWYERS WILL BE HEARING ALL ABOUT THIS! BUT OVERALL I AM ALIVE…! 

Florence: I AM NOT, I DIE…! 

Sarah: Florence get up you're fine, I am too.

Rhys: And me, and I didn't wet my nappy!

Aaron: For now…  

Rose: Me, oh my god I can't believe me survived, I love me, Lily I think me's epic don't you?  

Lily: Got raped… oh yeah me… yeah Rose you're epic.

Thomas: Is that it?!

George: Me! You bleeding idiot!

Elliot: Damn! 

(He gets odd stares) 

Elliot: I mean yeah! We're all here!

Sarah: What about Jaya!?

Sanjeet: And Miss Lofty! 

Asif: Where's Helpless TA! 

Charmaine: In her cage most likely.

Cairon: No she ain't.

Chelsea: CAN'T BREATHE! 

Thomas: Sanjay, get her to breathe! 

Sanjay: Breathe in, Chelsea, breathe out...

 Chelsea: Breathe in, and out, I'm okay!   

Lucy: What's happening are Jaya, Helpless TA and Miss Lofty gone…?

Thomas: I'm afraid so, but if we are strong and carry on… 

Black Crest Boy: (from distance) OI! YOU GOT THOSE THREE! 

Black Crest Girl: YEAH I GOT EM IN THE CAGE! HOW DO WE GET THE REST?! 

Black Crest Boy: You heard the headmaster, we beat the shit out of them, put em in the cage and then they'll be executed in front of Mortdale, so we can set an example…! 

Thomas: Erm, well HELP ME, OH MY FUCKING GOD HELP ME! 

(Gordon bursts into tears) 

Rhys: Great know we'll all be caught, no thanks to certain individuals.  

(The Black Crestors approach, the school is in a field of derbies, George looks around) 

George: Guys listen to me and be quiet! We need to sneak out of here and find out what's going on. 

Chantelle: GOD, HOW ON EARTH ARE WE GOING TO GET OUT WHEN EVERYONE IS SO LOUD! 

Caroline: Does the word hypocrite ring a bell with you?  

Chantelle: It day matter, were chavs, they'll spare us. 

George: Don't be ridiculous, have you noted you're also a white view chav.

Chantelle: I'm naked they'll never know. 

George: But you're not wearing a Black Crest uniform and you're not “Black Crest Naked”.

Chantelle: (realizing) Shit!

George: Yes, shit, follow me and please try and keep quiet.

Lucy: Reminds me off the time my mum's brothers, uncle's dad's grandkids, brother's godson's… 

George: Please! 

Lucy: Alright God.

(They hide behind a pile of rubble) 

Black Crest Boy: They should be here!

Black Crest Girl: They moved obviously! How thick am yow?

Black Crest Boy: Says you! In fact, maybe they… oh shit! 

(Mrs Conrad Aldington bursts onto the scene followed by Mr Redwood and Miss Noel) 

Mrs Conrad: Move... now!

(The two students scurry off) 

George: Oh were saved! 

Mrs Conrad: Oh you're still here, oh and you, and you, and that thing.

Charmaine: Miss you've known us for five years can you call us by our names. 

Mrs Conrad: Be quiet you stupid girl! Or should I say... thing with no feelings. 

George: Never mind miss were getting out of here. 

Mrs Conrad: Yes we are, I will kill anyone who tries to stop us.  

Lucy: Why not try to go out and kill them all? then stop this siege! 

Mrs Conrad: Because I defend I do not attack, because unlike some people I'm not immortal. 

Chelsea: Are you talking about me? 

Thomas: Well I never... she actually realised were talking about her.

Dev: I'm surprised she managed to string a sentence together actually.  

Mrs Conrad: Stick close to me, and you won't die or be caught.

Gordon (bursting out): I CAN'T DO IT! 

Mrs Conrad: We don't have room for cowards in the group.  

Gordon: I CAN STAY STRONG! 

Mohammed: (rolling eyes) Of course you can.

Mr Redwood: It seems half the school has been captured. 

George: Mr Redwood where's Greg? 

Mr Redwood: He must have been captured too, I was going to tell him about his good grades he has recently, but I was late to my office… 

Chantelle: Why? 

Miss Noel: Mr Redwood is a very busy man Miss Deloris.

Chantelle: Busy with you I bet.

Miss Noel: Don't be absurd (blushing) him and I there is nothing going on…   

Rose: I smell a story.

Chaniqua: its fishy ay it?

Chantelle: Like my vage.

Charlie: And mine… 

Miss Noel: Yes whatever! I and Mr Redwood were following a path to escape, all we need to do is get to the car park and drive out of here. 

Caroline: This may sound daft, but why on earth were you two travelling together, and just happened to be alone? 

Miss Noel: Err, we got lucky… 

Mrs Conrad: Of course you did, so after a series of explosions which kills half the people in the school and the rest are being captured, you just happened to find each other after the explosion and then when I found you, you were holding hands? 

Mr Redwood: We-were… 

Mrs Conrad: Shut up.

Aaron: I love it when she has a go at another teacher instead of us. 

Mrs Conrad: All of you move now! 

(They all move then George stops)    

George: Oh God, my three brothers are here, what if there dead. 

Lucy: Oh Jesus! What about my family, there's my step sister, my step brother, me step brother's brother… 

All: WE GET THE POINT! 

Florence: AND WHAT ABOUT THY FAMILY!?

Jack: (whispering) Florence you don't have any brothers and sisters and your parents are in Scotland remember?

Florence: Oh...well WHAT ABOUT MY SAFETY!?

Mrs Conrad: Well tough luck about your safety, were driving out of here full stop. 

George: So that's it were leaving everybody else behind to die. 

Caroline: George, what on earth do you propose we do? 

Thomas: We can't actually use Asif’s pink car this time, and even if we could what would we use it for? ram into the cages and pray for the best? 

Asif: Yeah Asif that would work.

George: We can't just run! We need to save people, save Greg, find out why this happened… 

Caroline: We must not be so deluded and selfish George! 

George: Does the word hypocrite ring a bell with you? 

Jack: And there are risks to think about....

George: Who cares I…

Mrs Conrad: Be quiet you foolish child! The Black Crest’s got drunk and mobbed the school, in an assault that was long coming, we just caught off guard, you either stay or die, or move and live. 

Thomas: I have one question... WHERE THE FUCK DID THEY GET GRENADES FROM! 

Mrs Conrad: Imbecile! Black Crest's use grenades and knives in their P.E lessons!

Francesco: How do you know that? 

Mrs Conrad: My power allowed me to get close but not into the school, isn't that an indicator of how bad they are? Their school is like an army training camp. 

Francesco: True but why don't…? 

Mrs Conrad: … You stop asking silly questions… or I'll start asking you some… 

Francesco: But why…? 

Mrs Conrad: … are you the only European nerd and the only white male in the bunker other than Rhys? 

Francesco: Erm... I dunno.

Mrs Conrad: Good now shut up and let's try to survive this.

George: I don't care this isn't about survival any more.

Lucy (suddenly): Well George that statement goes against everything you live by. 

(Silence) 

George: What's gotten into you? 

Dean (whispering to himself): Please argue...

Lucy: Oh I'll tell you what's gotten into me.

Elliot: Yes, yes, yes… 

Lucy: YOU! YES YOU GEORGE ADMIN, YOU MAY THINK YOU'RE ALL SAINTLY BY PROTECTING THOSE NEWBIES FOR YEARS, BUT DID YOU REALLY KNOW THEM! DO YOU KNOW GREG!? DO YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT HIM!?

Lily: O-M-G! shit is going down… 

Gordon: Guys… 

George: AND HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT YOU NAÏVE BITCH! 

Charlie: OOOOOHHHH! 

Cairon: Mammy and daddy are arguing!

Gordon: Guys… 

Lucy: I KNOW BECAUSE GREG CAME UP TO ME AND TOLD ME HOW HE FELT ABOUT YOU, ABOUT HOW HE FEELS LIKE YOU'RE MORE OF HIS INSTRUCTOR THAN A FRIEND! 

Gordon: Guys… 

George: SO YOU'RE SAYING YOU THINK YOU KNOW GREG BETTER THAN ME?! WELL WHY DON'T YOU JUST BE THE NAÏVE LITTLE BITCH YOU ALWAYS WERE AND GO CUDDLE UP TO DEAN AND ELLIOT AND TELL THEM ABOUT YOU'RE NEVER ENDING FAMILY TREE! 

John: Oh this is well bad! 

Gordon: (Louder): Guys! 

Lucy: YOU’RE UNBELIEVABLE, YOU'RE THE MOST COLD AND UN HUMAN PERSON I'VE EVER… 

Gordon: GUYS! 

Lucy and George: (exploding) WHAT!? 

Gordon: LOOK OVER THERE! 

(They turn to where he is pointing Ahmed and Mohammed have been stabbed in the head and are now dead on the floor, about every single Black Crest has been listening in on there argument) 

(Long silence in which tumbleweed rolls by) 

Caroline: Now look what you've done! 

George: Me it was her! 

Lucy: It was not… 

Headmaster (cutting though): Well, well as if it isn't Greg Winter's friends, oh you are a loud bunch, so easy to find, shame about these two (points to Ahmed and Mohammed) I was meant to capture them like the rest, but I needed a little bloodshed, before the main executions. 

Mrs Conrad: You are a sick and twisted man, although I do like a tad of bloodshed myself.

Headmaster: Thank you, so do I you know, it's so easy to come by…

George: WHERE'S GREG! 

Headmaster: Oh you're little friend is safe for now, but I think the deal is done earlier than I'd like so can you… 

Mrs Conrad: RUN NOW! 

(They run for it, the Black Crest's follow suite, eventually everyone expect for Lily manages to hide in a destroyed classroom)  

Black Crest Star Pupil: Sir there gone should we...? Scour the class or…?

Headmaster: No we'll find them all eventually, in time for the executions… keep the caged one's guarded.

Black Crest Star Pupil: Yes sir!

(They leave) 

Miss Noel: Well there gone.

Rose: Where's Lily?

Rhys: Oh great! Another one bites the dust thanks to the warring couple over there! 

Sarah: Rhys please not now! 

George: Rhys don't… 

Rhys: Be quiet you said, oh does the word hypocrite ring a bell, now thanks to you two of us are dead and one imprisoned and the rest on the run! 

(Gordon bursts into tears… again)

Miss Noel: What I want to know is how and when these “Executions” were arranged. 

Mrs Conrad: Something like this has been brewing for years, I guess this has had months of planning. 

George: And all that about making an example of us what was that about?

Mrs Conrad: You stupid boy you should listen, murdering all White View kids in front of the whole of Mortdale town is there way of scaring the town into submission and proving their power over every living thing. 

Miss Noel: So they want power we have heard this before, but why keep Greg alive? 

Lucy: And who are the “others” the headmaster mentioned?

Mrs Conrad: I don't know! What I do now is that Gregory being the hillbilly he is, is being saved for an extreme execution, right at the end. 

George: We must save him! 

Mrs Conrad: No we won't, not now, shut up and listen to my plan.  

(They lean in) 

Mrs Conrad: We sneak around the school, we reach the car park, we take Mr Redwood’s van all of us sneak in, drive out of town, and then we order help  from the outside the proper police from anywhere who can enforce the measures needed to stop this savage assault... I don't know where exactly... aboard or in some posh area, maybe the army themselves? Either way once we get out... we can send in outside help and the captured will be saved. And we all go back to our normal lives.

(Silence) 

Caroline: But some of us are dead.

Mrs Conrad: And you will join them if you're not quiet.

The End

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