SCENE 14 – INT House
MUM: Good day?
DAD: You’re early back.
CALLUM: So are you. Just your average day. Nothing terribly new.
MUM: Got to pick George up. Won’t be long.
DAD: You’re coming to see George’s big day aren’t you?
CALLUM: Wouldn’t miss it!
DAD: Why did you never take an interest in sport?
CALLUM: Not my thing. I’m more academic than energetic.
DAD: Are you saying that George is stupid?
DAD: What about me? I followed sport. I could have been a professional. I bet you’d have respected it then.
CALLUM: Don’t start this again.
DAD: I could have done. And I’d have made a lot more money.
CALLUM: So tell me Dad. Why didn’t it work out?
DAD: My leg.
CALLUM: Of course. The leg that has been fine for as long as I’ve been alive. Never had any trouble from it. Want to know what I think? You got scared. That’s why. I don’t doubt your talent – I’ve seen you practising with George. I doubt your nerve.
CALLUM: As much as I’d like to argue more, I have work to do.
CALLUM (VO) And so the big day came. Tensions were still high. Everyone was nervous and a little bit afraid. Based on what happened, the emotions were apt. Everything was about to change. Not just in this life either.