2007 06 21

Synopsis

Dawn and Ian pop into a music store to pick up some CDs for their journey, we learn of Ians thoughts on Lord of the Rings, The Movie and more about his relationship with his Dad (the not real one)

Location

Amsterdam Music shop

Characters

Dawn, Ian and Jonti

Dawn is sifting through CD's, Ian is just looking round the shop in a haze

Dawn:

D -D -D or would it be "S"?

Ian:

[snaps out of day dreaming] Pardon?

Dawn:

Would it be "D" for Donna or "S" for Summer?

Ian looks puzzled

Dawn:

Donna Summer!

Ian:

Oh

Dawn:

No "D"

Ian:

I meant "Oh" as in "Oh".

Dawn:

Ian, I'm having a laugh, I'm pulling your leg.

Ian smiles though he isn't very good at it then goes back to puzzled face

Dawn:

If you're going to be spending a lot of time with me, there's going to be a whole load of banter it's what families do…

Ian stares his face says "Do we?" then breaks into a half smile

..Bro

Dawn gives Ian a friendly punch in the arm, Ian rubs it better

Cut to Dawn looking at a Donna Summer CD

Dawn:

You know something Ian? It's not Donna Summer you know.

Ian:

What isn't?

Dawn:

Mumble sings I will survive badly

#First I was afraid I was er err zebede de dah duh dee da dur lock, key, second ,dee dee dee dee me. Now go!# I've got a re-mix but she didn't do the original… which is a shame. I lived my life with her words.

Ian looks up from sifting through cds now and waves a CD at Dawn

Ian:

Diana Ross?

Dawn:

That's not the original either, nevermind you know where we're going to have to go? Internet Cafe, [ponders to herself] though we are in Amsterdam so that might be tricky, we don't want to end up in that type of cafe. do we? Anyway as my mate Dave from who works in I.T say's "If in doubt Google it"

Ian:

I'm scared of Google.

Dawn:

Explain yourself, Ian.

Ian:

They have information on everyone. Email, schedule…they are going to take over the world one day.

Pause

I also don't like it when there are two 'o's in a word side by side. It's like a sneaky way of making an "ooooooo" sound where an 'e' and 'w' would suffice.

(Excited as excited as Ian gets) Look Dawn!

Dawn:

What?

Ian is holding an Alad Jones CD

Ian:

Look he's got your nose

Dawn:

Well he wants to give it back.

Ian looks puzzled again then clicks that it is a joke and half smiles.

Ian:

But he has though.

Dawn examins it closer

Dawn:

Hmm, well if I had the nose of a man,

Ian looks worried because he thinks he's offended Dawn

[Chuckling] Cheeky monkey! See banter Ian, that's what we need. And anyway they're not all going to be called "Jones" are they? Dad [gives a thumbs up] real one was a [does fish swimming hand gesture and whistles] donor, not a bigamist. and anyway Aled Jones is from Wales, Dad never set foot in Wales let alone Llandegfan where Aled is from.

Ian:

You've really done your research

Dawn:

That's what I do Ian, that's what I do. Thorough see. Now do you want this?

Holds up Lord of The Rings soundtrack

Ian's eyes widen, he is genuinely happy for the first time .

CUT TO

Outside shop, Ian is looking at his CD that Dawn has just bought him. Dawn is still inside.

Jonti:

So do you like Lord of The Rings?

Ian:

Yes, it's a great movie.

Jonti:

What do you like about his work?

Ian:

Lord of the Rings is a beautiful story of folks leaving a place where they feel safe and content on dangerous quest to find that one ring.

Jonti:

To rule them all

Ian:

Quite, it's kind of like what we're doing, I'm like a hobbit, like [pronounced wrong]Furowdo, obviously I'm taller and I wear shoes but it's the same sort of thing and Dawn well she's like the Elven Princess, …Cate Blanchet, erm? Because she's got blonde hair.

Jonti:

Galadriel

Ian:

That's the one, we're searching for that one thing, the ring…

Jonti:

Well it's not really one thing is it, it's [insert number] people you've got to find now.

Ian ignores Jonty

Ian:

..And it's like (all mysterious) where shall we go next?

Jonti:

The list?

Ian:

Oh yeah

Jonti:

Did you enjoy the book?

Ian:

Oh God no, I did have a copy,… it's one and a half inches thick (uses fingers to show length). I didn't get past "eleventy twelth birthday party!" The films were much better, Jackson made Tolkiens work better, Tolkien is a bit over rated.
I do like a those audio books though. saves you turning the pages [rubs finger and thumb together] book paper makes me feel all "urgh".

Dawn walks out of the shop

Dawn:

Come on trouble..To The Jonesmobile!

CUT TO

Interior car

Dawn:

[she goes to start the car and remembers] Gloria Gaynor! That's it! Wait here, back in a sec.

Dawn get's out the car and rushes to the shop, Ian is sitting in the car with his Bisto Tin in his lap

Jonti:

Why did you run when Dawn broke the news to you Ian?

Ian:

Why did I run?..well it's not every day you get told your Dad is not your Dad. She scared me.

Jonti:

Did you get on with your Dad?

Ian:

I never met him.

Jonti:

No, the Dad who raised you.

Ian:

No, not really, he was a bully, he was ruler of the home and that shop.

Jonti:

The Toy shop?

Ian:

[Corrects Jonti]Memorabilia

Jonti:

Didn't you have a great time growing up with all those toys?

Ian:

[Corrects Jonti again]Collectors items, models, they were never toys, do you know what it's like to grow up around all those lovely things and not be able to unwrap a single one of them?

Jonti:

No

Ian:

Well it was hard, I'm there 10 years old all my school friends would come into the shop, "Has your Dad got this Ian? Has your Dad got that Ian" and he would have it, they'd pay their money and open them right in front of me. All I had was these.

Ian reaches into his tin and pulls out hand drawn paper (in crayon) cut outs of starwars figures

It's not the same.

Sadly places them back in the tin.

Ian Mimics his not real Dad.

"Clean that Dalek Ian, move those Bond cars Ian, place the 1970's Batmobile back in the glass case Ian. (angry) Properly! You're bending the card! You're going to knock a tenner off the value! (angrier) What are you doing? Let me do it you're useless! You're no son of mine!"

Jonti:

You told Dawn on the boat that he used to hug you.

Ian

He did but looking back those hugs hurt..

[Pauses gazes into the distance]

It all makes sense now.

Jonti:

When Dawn told you that you were her brother how did you feel?

Ian

I felt like Luke Skywalker finding out that Darth Vader and Princess Leia were his relatives in the space of two seconds! At least Luke had 3 years between Empire and Jedi to find out Leia was his sister.

Dawn gets back in the car.

Dawn:

[excited waving a Gloria Gaynor CD] Got it!

She can see that Ian looks sad.

Are you okay Ian?

Ian:

I'm fine Leia, let's go.

Dawn gives a puzzled look to Jonti, she starts the car and they drive off to there next destination

FADE OUT

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