SCENE 3 – INT Corridor
(CALLUM moves from standing in the doorway and leaves the room.)
MITCH: Was he flirting with you?
(Image moves out into the corridor.)
JASMINE: Yeah babe?
CALLUM (VO): So my life was a little bit different. Ok. A lot different. Not only had I lost Will as a friend but he’s gay. I don’t mind – I’d support him but he doesn’t know me anymore – but it means that I never really knew him properly. And now I don’t even have Beth to talk to. And to make matters even worse, I’m dating Jasmine. Oh god help me.
JASMINE: Seriously what?
CALLUM: Oh nothing.
JASMINE: You can tell me anything!
CALLUM: Oh. You just surprised me. That’s all.
JASMINE: Well you’re always doing that to me!
CALLUM (absent-mindedly): Sorry.
JASMINE: Anyway – I need to talk to you.
CALLUM: What about?
JASMINE: Last night and tomorrow night.
CALLUM: Care to elaborate?
JASMINE: Why didn’t you call me last night? This is the fifth night on the trot Callum. You better have a pretty good reason.
CALLUM: My brother was attacked so I spent the night with him in hospital.
JASMINE: Oh. That is a good reason. I’m sorry.
CALLUM: Don’t be. You weren’t to know.
JASMINE (hugging him): You should have called me.
CALLUM (subtly pushing her away): And tomorrow night?
JASMINE: Oh yeah. Party. Mine. Yes?
JASMINE: I’m having a party at mine.
CALLUM: That’s nice.
JASMINE: And you’re coming.
CALLUM: Am I?
JASMINE: You better be!
CALLUM: I’m pretending I understand why.
JASMINE: My birthday.
CALLUM: Happy birthday.
JASMINE: It’s tomorrow.
CALLUM: For tomorrow then.
JASMINE: But you’ll be there.
CALLUM: Oh right. When?
JASMINE: Tomorrow. You really don’t listen to a word I say do you?
CALLUM: No. When tomorrow? What time?
JASMINE: Oh. Whenever.
CALLUM: That’s specific.
JASMINE: Well everyone else is setting there for about 7 o’clock but you should get there a bit earlier.
CALLUM: Any reason why?
JASMINE: You know why.
CALLUM: To help you set up?
CALLUM: Oh well. I’ll see you at like 6? Half-past?
JASMINE: Sounds good. Hey babe – is something the matter?
CALLUM: What do you mean Jasmine?
JASMINE: You don’t seem yourself today. And you never call me Jasmine.
CALLUM: What do I call you then? I’ve never really noticed.
JASMINE: Jazz mainly. Or babe. Stuff like that.
CALLUM (sarcastically): Minnie?
JASMINE: Only once and we promised not to talk about that.
JASMINE: How come you don’t remember?
CALLUM: Temporary amnesia…?
CALLUM: Yeah. It’s a real problem.
JASMINE: So see you later then?
CALLUM: Assuming I remember!
JASMINE (laughs): See you babe!
CALLUM (VO): So another problem arose. What to do about her and her party. What to get her? More importantly, where does she even live? I just knew that I needed to find a constant. Something that wouldn’t have changed. But what?
CALLUM: Go home.
(CALLUM bumps into TEACHER.)
CALLUM: No it was my fault. Sorry.
TEACHER: It’s ok.
CALLUM (VO): And in that second, I made a big decision.
CALLUM: Actually, can I talk to you about something?
TEACHER: I’m in a little bit of a rush actually.
CALLUM: It’ll only take a second.
CALLUM: Could I take a couple of extra exams? Do stuff I didn’t do first time around.
TEACHER: I don’t see why not but you’d have a lot of catching up to do.
CALLUM: Not a problem.
TEACHER: Then I’ll need your parents to come in and sort out the paperwork with me.
CALLUM: Will do.