The End Of An EraMature

Act 9

Scene 3

Greg (panting): Well that was a confession and a half, wasn't it? 

Wilhelmina: Who cut that elevator though? Gordon fell 15 stories, do you think he…?

Mrs Conrad: Survived? No, that collision made the whole building shake, his as good as dead.

Chantelle: Now I'm the last chav standing.

Imogen: Oh brilliant remind us all, are you glad Gordon's dead or something!?

Chantelle: Just making a point, why have yow gotta keep commenting on everything I do? It's fucking rude!

Imogen: You're fucking rude in general!

Florence: You are both being rude, with your repeated use of foul language.

(Florence is ignored, much to her horror) 

Greg: Chantelle just stop…

Chantelle (angry): SEE!? HE'LL SIDE WITH YA! YOU'VE GOT YOUR BOYFRIEND THERE! YOU GOT YOUR PARENTS! I HAVE NOTHING AND NO ONE! YOU'VE FUCKING HAD IT EASY! YOU'RE SHELTERED! YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE HOW WE FUNCTION! US CHAVS! YOU JUST LOOK DOWN ON US ALL THE TIME! SO FUCK YOU IMOGEN, YOU UPTIGHT BITCH! 

(Silence, as Imogen thinks about that, and the group continue to run, finally reaching the roof) 

Eric: Ah, fresh air.

Greg: And freedom, erm are you okay Imogen?

Imogen (murmuring): Fine, I guess.

Greg: Don't let what Chantelle said get to you, okay? 

Chantelle: See there we go again, being comforted by your boyfriend.

Mrs Conrad: Be quiet, we'll sort this later.

Chantelle: And she has her mum, whereas mine's dead.

Danny: Oh well, there's always Mr. Steel, he pleasures you right? 

(In response to this, Chantelle whacks Mr. Steel of Danny's head) 

Danny: Ow you've probably just given me and STD because of that!

Wilhelmina: You sooooooooo had it coming though.

Mrs Conrad: I'll chuck you off the building in a minute, now, how do we escape?

Wilhelmina: Find a fire escape, or something.

Danny: Jeez you guys are amateurs, just hop to that roof over there, watch the pro.

(He jumps onto a nearby roof) 

Wilhelmina: WOOT, WOOT! ROOF HOPPING!

(Jumps, despite Greg's warning and manages to land safely) 

Greg: Crap! Is that the only way outta this shit! 

Wilhelmina: GET YOUR BACKSIDES OVER HERE! OR ELSE GORDON DIED FOR NOTHING! 

Mrs Conrad: I won't miss him, if he used that drug earlier then… 

Florence: The enemy tis approaching! We must move! 

Mrs Conrad: Well shit (after a moment's hesitation she jumps and lands safely) 

Eric: Okay Eric, you still got some jump in you, despite being rusty for a while now...

Chantelle: You'll make it.

Eric: Well thanks for the… 

Chantelle: But I woe.

Eric: What, why not? 

Chantelle: I'm pregnant dumbass! I can't jump that distance! 

Imogen: So you're giving up? 

Chantelle: Oh god here we go again.

Imogen: I'm not biting your head off, you have to come with us.

Chantelle: I can't, I'll find another way around; I'll go back down see if Gordon's still alive… 

Imogen: That nonsense, they'll slaughter you! 

Chantelle: I'll be out your hair then, no more chavs for you to worry about.

Imogen: I didn't want all that.

Chantelle: Then what did you want? 

Imogen: Just for this to all end, with as little deaths as possible.

Chantelle: For God's sake, I ain't dying. I'm gonna try to live, but I can't cross that distance we all know it, so I have to take my chances.

Imogen: (sighing): Look, good luck to you and… and I'm sorry if I was rude.

Chantelle: (Sighing): I'm… (Barely gets it out) sorry.

Greg: But you have to come with us (as Florence jumps to the next building to safety) what bout the baby? 

Chantelle: It ain't yours, it's mine and someone wise, once said I need to look after it and that's what I finally plan to do (she and Imogen share a smile)

Greg: Goodbye Chantelle and please, whatever happens, if you live or die. Look after that kid.

Chantelle: See ya later Greg, ya weren't so bad after all I guess. oh and fuck Imogen will ya? I know you both gagging for it.

Greg (laughing): Yeah… 

(With this Chantelle disappears back into the building, heading for what seems to be certain death, with little time and no other options, the rest of the group is forced to jump to the next roof) 

Danny: Where's the orange ball and Mr. Steel? 

Imogen: She couldn't jump across, she was pregnant, so she decided to take her own chances.

Danny: In there?

(Points at building behind him) 

Eric: Yeah.

Danny: Well that's it then she's dead and Gordon's dead.

Mrs Conrad: And we will all die soon, if we don't move.

(With this in mind the group run, skimming over several rooftops until finally they hide behind some large air conditioners on the flat roof of an office block)

Greg: See anyone? 

Eric: No, there's nobody around, it's gone eerily quiet.

Mrs Conrad: After Gordon's climactic outburst, who can blame them or nature, for the astounded silence? 

Imogen: Mum don't be like that… if Gordon hadn't have fought those guys or made that distracting speech, we would have died, same for Chantelle, she went bravely to her death, Either way, both were chavs I thought little of, until today, they deserve nothing but respect now their dead.

Mrs Conrad: Well the rest of you can agree with my daughter and be all nice and morally right, but I certainly don't have a shred of respect for them, or Chelsea either.

Wilhelmina: Born in 1724… fuck, that made her 300 and something… 

Greg: I can't even be bothered to debate these mysteries anymore. There rummaging through my brain, but If I holler em out. I'll just drive myself insane, I'll just get to the bunker and then I'll get answers. I just wanna know what the reward is.

Imogen: Something that makes you live longer, no doubt, if it was used on Chelsea.

Florence: That would be good for my career, being eternally young like Chelsea, we never knew in school that she could not age, sure she could not breathe, or blink, or walk but me and everyone else thought she was merely 16 and a normal aged year 11.

Mrs Conrad: Well the truth is shocking isn't it? 

Eric: Well Greg we'll get your answers in a sec… just over the rooftops, the D bunker awaits.

Danny: Sign below says it less than half a mile away and to the east of town.

Greg: Then come on then! There's no time to waste! 

Voice: Oh I think there is.

(Startled, everyone turns to see a man with two blades charging at them, everyone quickly leaps out of the way, but Florence tumbles in the wrong direction and goes straight off the edge of the building) 

Florence: And now, thou art fall to my death.

(Emotional music begins to play, as Florence falls slowly, very slowly) 

Florence (thinking to self): Jack… all those years you lived, you vowed to protect me and you did. But I have carelessly stumbled and all of your protection meant nothing, as I fall (tears form in her eyes, again they form very slowly) my whole life is passing before my eyes, my… 

Greg: FLORENCE NO! 

Mrs Conrad: Leave her be, if were still alive this time next year, we'll come back here and catch her before she hits the ground.

Imogen: Well that's true… and as for you! (Points at mystery man) YOU KILLED SUZANNE! 

Minion 2: Oh no that must have been minion 1, my assistant who went after you. I am minion 2.

Eric: And how does that make you better or more superior than your pathetic counterpart?

Minion 2: Because I also managed a kill, after cutting that elevator cable… 

Greg: THAT WAS YOU THEN! 

Minion 2: Yup, when Roger and those guys saw me, jeez they went berserk. They wanted my pass, you see (pulls out his pass to the bunker) they wanted revenge, but I serve the puppet master loyally, and I will be rewarded. I escaped from Roger and his men, but they are tracking me and they will be with me shortly, eliminating the rest of you pests, as I take Greg and get him to the bunker.

Greg: Were going in any way, we'll meet your master and teach him a lesson.

Minion 2: I… (Without warning, a Walkie Talkie in one of Minion's 2 pockets goes off) 

TPM: Minion! Get back to the bunker immediately! I have not heard from Minion 1 so… 

Greg: Dan got the fucker! That's why you don't mess with us Winters.

TPM: Your work at reducing their numbers has been great my minion, but Greg will come here anyway, won't you Greggie? 

Greg: Y'ALL ARE FUCKING DEAD! Y’ALL HEAR ME!? DEAD…!

Minion 2: Better not stay to listen to you rant, I'll see you at the bunker… alone hopefully with all your friends dead, good luck dealing with Roger. Kill him for us.

(He sets off at a great pace before anyone can catch him, he disappears off into the horizon just as he does Greg hears a familiar yell from behind) 

Greg: ROGER! 

Roger: YOU!

Wilhelmina: RUN AND JUMP FOR YOUR LIVES! 

(They do so, leaving a falling Florence behind as she has already fallen out of arms reach Roger and the Aeternis, don't spot her where she is falling off the side of the building and are too busy chasing Greg to care about the others right now, so the infamous Florence McKinney is left to fall ever so slowly towards her death) 

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