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INT. KAULA’S HOME. DAY


TELEVISION IS HUMMING QUIETLY AT THE BACKGROUND


ZACK

Can I ask you something?

KAULA

Something like? Can’t you see that I’m watching television?

ZACK

I won’t take long.

KAULA

Okay I’m listening.

ZACK

Haven’t you see Ahmed somewhere? KAULA

I did saw him I saw him last night when I was on my way to visit my friend since then I haven’t see him.

ZACK

Okay cool thanks.

KAULA

Why are you asking? What’s going on is he in trouble?

ZACK

Something like that.

KAULA

What? AHMED is a man he will be back you don’t have to worry about him and the person you have to worry about it’s me.

ZACK

Yeah you right look I’m still going out I’ll be back.

KAULA

Cool…


INT. AMALIA’S HOME. DAY


AMALIA is in her room packing her clothes on her bag. NATASHA comes in.


NATASHA

Where are you going Amalia?

AMALIA

I’m not going anyway my girl.

NATASHA

Then why you packing the clothes on that bag.

AMALIA

Okay my girl you got me….. (Pause) I’m going somewhere far from here.

NATASHA

You leaving us here who are we going to stay with?

AMALIA

No I’m not leaving you alone Uncle Keita is coming to take you.

NATASHA

So where are you going from here?

AMALIA

South African.

NATASHA

South Africa….? You going to die like mom and dad?

AMALIA

No my girl I’ll make sure that I’m not walking from where people protest and I have to go there to find something better for us it’s been a while our parents died and we struggling to get food and clothes.

NATASHA

You will bring us food.

AMALIA

Yes my girl and I’ll bring you new clothes.


KNOCKING AT THE DOOR


I think it’s Uncle Keita.

KEITA

Ooh my kids how are you doing?

AMALIA

We doing fine Uncle.

NATASHA

Uncle are you here to take us with you?

KEITA

To take you with me? What is she talking about my girl?

NATASHA

Amalia is going…..

KEITA

What? Is this true Amalia and where are you going?

AMALIA

Uncle can we sit down so we can talk I took the decision to go to South Africa.

KEITA

What? What’s going to happen to your siblings?

AMALIA

That’s why I called you to come here can you take them with you while I’m not around. It’s been a while we don’t have food in the house and you know that

can you take them with you while I’m not around. It’s been a while we don’t have food in the house and you know that maybe when I get there I’ll find something that I can bring home.

KEITA

Hey my child this is a difficult decision but I understand.

AMALIA

So that’s means you agree to take them with you?

KEITA

I’ll take them.


EXT. STREETS. AFTERNOON


AMALIA

Did anyone see you coming?

KAULA

No relax no one saw me….. You sounded like you want to say something important to me what is it?

AMALIA

Yeah I wanted to see you so I can say goodbye.

KAULA

Goodbye where are you going?

AMALIA

South Africa….

KAULA

(Laughing) Telling me you are joking.

AMALIA

No I’m not joking I’m going tomorrow morning.

KAULA

I thought we did talk about this before.

AMALIA

We did talk but right now I don’t have choice.

KAULA

But you always have choice.

AMALIA

What choice do you know that it’s been days now without food in the house so I have to go there to find something maybe I can be lucky?

KAULA

It’s not safe for you to go there alone.

AMALIA

I have to go who should I go with who doesn’t even care how we doing?

KAULA

Can you wait for just two days so we can go together?

AMALIA

No you can’t come with me you have a brother and you will make things worse. I know you love me and I do love you too but let me do this on my own okay I’ll see you when I come back. (Beat)

Goodbye and take care until I come back

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