SCENE 7 – EXT Street
(Image flashes to high street of a large city. The street is busy with lots of shop fronts that attract the attention of passers-by. There are a couple of cafés with outdoor seating – CALLUM is sat at one of these with a cup of coffee. He is watching people walking past. WILL arrives and sits next to him and smiles.)
CALLUM: I cannot thank you enough. So we don’t have a lot of time but we have to come up with something good.
WILL: Hello to you too. So, how much do you want to spend?
CALLUM: Well however much a boyfriend would spend on this type of thing.
WILL (smiling): That depends on what kind of boyfriend you are.
CALLUM: Well money isn’t really a concern. I have plenty. Just don’t want to overspend.
CALLUM: My bank account is full of money somehow. Probably my parents.
WILL: Stop bragging – it isn’t sexy.
CALLUM: Please tell me that you are not under the misapprehension that this is a date.
WILL: Just a joke! So, any ideas?
CALLUM: I had one: call you.
WILL: That was a good one. But seriously – nothing else?
CALLUM: It’s your turn. Besides, ideas are what I’m paying you for!
WILL: Are you paying me?
CALLUM: Yeah fine. You can be my personal shopper for the day. What shall we say? £50?
CALLUM: And I’ll pay you for anything else. Food, drink and the like.
WILL: So it is a date. I’m your date.
WILL: Just another joke! So, where to start? How well do you know her?
CALLUM: Quite well. Apparently.
WILL: Well enough to buy her say, underwear?
CALLUM: Yes but.
WILL: But what?
CALLUM: You want me to buy her a bra?
WILL: The whole matching set.
CALLUM: No more jokes yeah?
WILL: Why not though?
CALLUM: Just no! I’m not comfortable with that.
CALLUM: I don’t actually know her!
WILL: Oh yeah. That whole different you thing. Surely you’d remember that!
WILL: So you two…?
WILL: You know!
CALLUM: Not that I know of.
WILL: Ok then. That’s a very bad idea.
CALLUM: So a good idea?
WILL: You’re very demanding!
WILL: Just a little.
CALLUM: You’re still here though.
WILL (winks): Fair point. So jewellery?
CALLUM: That’s a much better bet. Come on. Lead the way!
(CALLUM quickly finishes his coffee and they get up and walk off.)