SCENE 1 – INT Hospital
(CALLUM in the hospital room with GEORGE, who is in bed. CALLUM is sat down in the chair, asleep. He suddenly wakes, covered in tears and sweat.)
CALLUM: Bad dream.
(CALLUM looks to GEORGE.)
CALLUM: Bad day. But I suppose at least I’m not the worst off.
DOCTOR: I hope I’m not interrupting or anything.
CALLUM: No it’s ok.
DOCTOR: He’s very strong, your brother.
CALLUM: What are his chances?
CALLUM: For surviving. Getting out of this coma.
DOCTOR: Pretty good.
DOCTOR (hesitantly): Yes. But it’s not an exact science. We can’t give you anything terribly specific I’m afraid. Just an optimistic, general comment.
CALLUM: Better than nothing I suppose.
DOCTOR: I’ll leave you to it. Just give me a shout if anything happens.
CALLUM: Should it?
DOCTOR: No. But I thought that maybe you might want to talk.
CALLUM: I’m fine thanks. Just one question – what’s the time?
DOCTOR: Quarter to four.
CALLUM: You’re working late. Or early. Your choice.
DOCTOR: Can’t sleep.
CALLUM: Well if you want someone to talk to, find someone who is awake.
(DOCTOR laughs before leaving.)