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INTERNAL. KAULA’S HOME. NIGHT


ZACK carrying on eating there is awkward silence. Door opens and shut.

ZACK

Where are coming from?

KAULA

I went out with friends….. Is that a problem?

ZACK

Don’t lie to me…. I’m asking you again where do you coming from….?

KAULA

Ooh I’m lying now if I’m lying that’s means you know where I’m from… so why bothering yourself asking me?

HE WENT AWAY 

Where are you going I’m still talking to you?


ZACK STOOD UP FOLLOWS KAULA TO THE ROOM. DOOR IS SLAMMED SHUT. HE OPENS IT

Don’t dare shut the door like that…. Why are you lying to me?

KAULA

But why you asking me while you know where I’m from? Why…?

ZACK

What did I say to you Kaula….? Didn’t I tell you to stop hanging with that young girl? Why are you still hanging with her?

KAULA

Who are you to tell me who to hang with and not to hang with? You not my father…

ZACK

I’m your brother dammit… Do you know that you are my responsibility you think you know and you don’t know nothing? I’m your brother and you’ll listen to me is that clear?

KAULA

Never forget what you trying to do I won’t listen to a gang to tell me how to live or you want me to be a gang like you?

ZACK

You’ll stop to seeing that girl.

KAULA

Are you asking me or you telling me?

ZACK

I’m not asking you I’m telling you and you don’t do that you’ll know me.

KAULA

Is that a threat?

ZACK

You are too forward…… your food is on the table.

KAULA

Who said I’m hungry…?


DOOR OPENS AND SLAMMED SHUT


INTERNAL. AMALIA’S HOME.


MORNING DOOR OPENS AND SHUT


MICHELLE

Morning my lovely kids.

NATASHA

Morning Aunty… What do you bought us?

MICHELLE

I bought you some presents clothes… you want to see them? Okay let me sit down so I can show you right.

NATASHA

Yeah…

AMALIA

(Coming from another room)

Hello Aunty Michelle.

MICHELLE

Hello my girl how are you?

AMALIA

I’m good (Pause) Where is uncle Keita is he not coming?

MICHELLE

He is coming he might be on his way coming now.

NATASHA

Aunty…

MICHELLE

Ooh.. I’m sorry to keep you waiting my dear… let me open and see what is insides right. (Beat)There you go.


EXTERNAL. STREETS. MORNING


AHMED in a black jacket walking along the path towards the corner where ZACK is waiting.

AHMED

Zack what’s up….? Why are you calling me early in the morning … This is not the time of waking people.

ZACK

(Beat) Shut up and listen to me. There is a job that I want you to do as soon as possible.

AHMED

What kind of job is that Zack early in the morning?

ZACK

I said keep quiet and listen to me are you deaf? Look I want you to do me a favour… it’s not that big okay.

AHMED

I’m listening.

ZACK

I want you to get rid of that girl of Babala’s.

AHMED

You want me to kill a young girl….. Who just lost her parents?

ZACK

No

are you deaf? Look I want you to do me a favour… it’s not that big okay.

AHMED

I’m listening.

ZACK

I want you to get rid of that girl of Babala’s.

AHMED

You want me to kill a young girl….. Who just lost her parents?

ZACK

No I want you to warn her.

AHMED

About?

ZACK

Warn her if she doesn’t stop hanging with my boy something is going to happen to her…. And I don’t want to see her with my boy anymore.

AHMED

What…? But no Zack you can’t do that to the innocent girl what did she do to you…? Nothing but you want to threaten her and we don’t fight with her we fight with the gangs that live the side she live at …. Her parents just died few days ago and you want to make things worse…? I can’t do that.

ZACK

You’ll do the job if you like or not that girl is a spy and I don’t like her coming around as she please she’s not supposed to be hanging with Kaula.

AHMED

No no no this is not good.... why don’t you talk to you boy to stop hanging with the girl instead of threating a young girl. And let me tell you something if they are serious hanging together there’s nothing that will set them apart. Stop pushing them too far Zack.

ZACK

I don’t need your lectures go and do what I told you.

AHMED

No no no I don’t think I can.

ZACK

Why not? Don’t forget you owe me right… you will go there and do what I said to you is that clear?

AHMED

Okay I’ll see what I can do… but what if they see me or a girl doesn’t take me serious?

ZACK

You better make sure she takes you seriously and make sure no one see you even Kaula.

AHMED

I’ll make a plan.

ZACK

Good.


ZACK AND AHMED WALKS AWAY IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

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