Scene 28

AUTHOR’S HOUSE - INTERIOR - KITCHEN

[ELLIE comes into house] 

AUTHOR

It’s a little bit dusty in here isn’t it-should I fix you some cocoa?

ELLIE

Oh- no thanks, just had lunch with....

AUTHOR

...Kate, I presume?

ELLIE

...yeah

[ELLIE and AUTHOR enter kitchen] 

AUTHOR

Well, where is that insolent friend of yours then? 

ELLIE

[Shouts]

She’s not what you think she is! She’s always there when I needed her, so please don’t talk about her rudely like that anymore!

[ELLIE folds her arms]

AUTHOR

Well, where is she now then? I don’t see her with you right now. You need her right?

 [ELLIE unfolds her arms and looks away from AUTHOR]

AUTHOR

See? No answer.

[ELLIE sits down on chair]

ELLIE

You know, I’ve always thought I was her best friend, you know?

[AUTHOR slowly moves next to the seat next to ELLIE] 

ELLIE

I just don’t want this anymore, you know? I...I really don’t.

[ELLIE starts crying and AUTHOR puts her hand around ELLIE] 

AUTHOR

What don’t you want? Tell me all about it.

ELLIE

I just don’t want ourselves to write our own lives- it’s just not right? I don’t like the way that we plan our own future. It was God’s job, and now we’re just taking it.

AUTHOR

I know, I’ve been trying to tell you that all along. Our lives are planned by fate, and fate is caused by God, so taking that is like taking your existence right now. You need to stop.

ELLIE

I know I know            ! It’s just, Kate.

AUTHOR

What? What has that ruthless child done this time?

[ELLIE turns silent]

ELLIE

Well, what I was meant to say-

[AUTHOR looks at ELLIE threateningly]

AUTHOR

Ellie! You have to tell me! If she’s going to do something stupid and hurt herself it’s you we’ve got to blame. 

ELLIE

I know it’s going to sound stupid.

AUTHOR

What? Everything does! Just tell me what’s going on before I find her myself and demand her to tell me.

ELLIE

Ok, Ok! She’s planning t-to...er....erm, steal the ring from the book. 

[AUTHORS looks at ELLIE in disbelief]  

AUTHOR

What book ? 

ELLIE

The one with the...er... short- I mean tall funny people. I mean, tall and short funny people. 

AUTHOR

You mean- the Lord of the Rings?

[ELLIE scratches her hair] 

ELLIE

Yes! Yeah that! 

AUTHOR

You know? You’re the worst liar in the world.

[ELLIE looks down] 

AUTHOR

The ring is already destroyed! Have you even watched the series?

ELLIE

...well...me and Kate did go to see it in cinemas- but I fell asleep halfway through.

[AUTHOR laughs a little, but then quickly remembers and turns back to face ELLIE, ELLIE gulps] 

AUTHOR

Tell me what happened for the final time.

[ELLIE talks really fast, sounding like Gibberish] 

AUTHOR

What? 

ELLIE

I SAID... katisgointawriherowfutureerself

AUTHOR

I-CAN’T-UNDERSTAND-YOU-SPEAK-SLOOOWER!

ELLIE

Be right back, I really need the loo!

[BLACKOUT]

The End

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