SCENE 2 – INT Classroom
(Image flashes to empty classroom with only CALLUM in, reading through a notebook. WILL enters.)
CALLUM: Morning Will.
WILL (looking bewildered): Morning Callum.
CALLUM: What’s up?
WILL: Nothing. It’s just that we don’t talk. Like ever. Just took me back.
CALLUM: Nice joke. Beth suggest it since I’ve been blanking her?
WILL: I don’t know Bethany and as far as I’m aware, neither do you.
CALLUM: Ok. I’m really not in the mood for this. George is in hospital.
WILL: I’m sorry but I really don’t know you. Have you had a lot to drink or something?
CALLUM: Don’t really touch the stuff.
WILL: I don’t buy that. I’ve seen you wandering around when you’re not fully there.
CALLUM: So what are you saying? I’m not who I think I am?
WILL: Well you definitely aren’t acting it.
FRED: Callum! Heard about the bro – not good. Send him our love.
CALLUM: Oh. Right. Will do.
CALLUM: I don’t know him.
WILL: Yeah you do. You two must be best friends or something.
CALLUM: We aren’t best friends.
WILL: Well whatever you want to call it then.
CALLUM: No. I mean we aren’t even friends at all.
WILL: Well you seemed quite friendly with him the other day.
CALLUM: I can’t even tell you his name.
WILL: I think its Frederick but everyone calls him.
WILL: So you do know him!
WILL: You’re telling the truth aren’t you? You honestly don’t know who he is do you?
WILL: And you aren’t just winding me up? Well, you don’t seem to know yourself do you?
CALLUM: No. Do you know me?
CALLUM: Would you help me out?
WILL: Well your name is Callum.
CALLUM: That much I do know Will.
WILL: Wait. How do you know me?
CALLUM: You’re my friend. My best friend. Not that Fred bloke.
WILL: You’re one of the sportiest people I know. Definitely the sportiest in the school, especially when it comes to football.
WILL: I think I overheard you say that you’d been scouted the other day. Whatever that means.
CALLUM: You got me. I’m none the wiser.
WILL: I don’t know exactly what you study but we don’t overlap at any point.
CALLUM: Not any languages then?
WILL: I don’t but I don’t think you do.
CALLUM: But I’m practically fluent!
WILL: Hey! Don’t get angry with me! It’s not my fault. Now you got any more questions?
CALLUM: You got somewhere to be then?
WILL: No it’s just that I probably shouldn’t be talking to you.
CALLUM: Why not?
MITCH: This is the point where you say that your psycho boyfriend doesn’t like you talking to hot guys.
WILL: That wasn’t what I was going to say actually babe! I was going to say… It doesn’t matter.
CALLUM: Thanks for the compliment by the way.
MITCH: I didn’t know you two were friends.
WILL: We’re not really.
CALLUM: Just one thing: relationship status?
WILL: In one.
WILL: Behind you.