Round The Old Camp Fire

Synopsis

Dawn Ian and Carston are on the run they have have pulled over and made a campfire.

Location

A wood

Script

Dawn looks mesmerized by the fire, Ian is looking to the ground, Carston is whittling some wood into a spike with his knife

Dawn:

I can't believe this. I've spent most of my life being the life and soul of the party. I walk into a room and like people are like "Look there's Dawn, let's go chat to her she's a right laugh" and now this. I like to be seen and now I'm hiding. I didn't come here for this I came here to find my family not sit round a fire worried to death. It's all your fault Carston!

Carston:

If only you knew if only you knew, Listen lady sometimes you've got to make those important decisions in life, things like fight or flight, I think we made the right choice, we couldn't take them on.

Dawn:

Who Carston? Who

Carston:

I can't say Dawn

Dawn:

Why?

Carston:

I just can't okay

Dawn:

But you've put us in danger, look at Ian's arm. (To Ian) you okay Ian?

Ian:

It's a bit sore, but your hanky has really helped stop the bleeding

Carston:

Urgh was it used?

Dawn:

Only a little bit,

We see Ian fingering the make shift bandage he is slightly disgusted

but it doesn't matter Carston, we're family. Ian doesn't mind do you Ian?

Ian:

( he is but doesn't want to show Dawn) No, no not at all.

Dawn:

So Carston are you going to tell us what's going on?

Ian looks up from his ground staring

Ian:

It would be nice

Carston:

Ian I tell you something, it wouldn't be nice. Listen guys I got to go for a walk I need to get me some head space. clear my swede, it feels all mashed up.

Carston walks off into the bushes

Dawn:

You okay Ian?

Ian:

No, not really

Dawn:

Listen if you want to talk about it I'm here, come on let it all out.

Ian:

To be honest Dawn I don't want to.

Dawn:

Come on bab.

Ian sits staring at the fire never taking his eyes off it.

Ian:

Okay here we go, I'm going to say things that you might not like.

Dawn:

Okay, just look into the fire and just let it all come out, it'll be good for you.

Ian:

Well the first day I met you-

Dawn:

At the Gherkin, remember it well

Ian:

I thought you were a bit you know ( waggles finger to temple) you broke the news to me, now I've not had a female in my family since mum died and as you know I ran because I was scared. But then as I walked the streets your words rattled in my head "I'm your sister"

Dawn:

I am Ian, I am.

Ian:

Yeah, and then I was like "okay she seems a bit" (waggles finger to temple again)

Dawn:

Okay Ian I get the point

Ian:

But the thing is it didn't matter I just took what you said and thought let's do it! So I hid in the back of your car.

Dawn:

Snowy

Ian:

Yeah Snowy. It's been an adventure we've been to Amsterdam, Paris, Bordeux, Bilbao, Madrid and now we're here.

Dawn:

Don't forget Brighton

Ian:

Yeah, you know something? I never ever left the shop until that very day when I met you. I suppose that's why I play these fantasy games, to escape, to travel to far off lands that I've never been before. I've been to Mega City One and jumped over the city walls and fought the Angel Gang in The Cursed Earth. I never ever dreamed I'd travel, well not for real.

Dawn:

But you've got a passport

Ian:

Yeah, I've always had a passport, I've never used it. I renew it everytime it runs out. You know just incase. Then you came along and you took me on this adventure. I've been wrapped in bubble wrap, I lost my shoes to a brother who insulted me, I gained a brother who wasn't my brother, I've even deficated on bed sheets. Something I'd never do back home.

Dawn is nodding and taking in everthing he says

And now Carston. Every sibling we seem to meet there's always something wrong somewhere.

Dawn:

There was Snowy, she was nice.

Ian:

She was dead. Is it better that we just don't meet these people? Maybe we should just go home Dawn, you go back to Coventry and I go back to the shop and pretend it never happened.

Dawn:

Pretend all this never happened?

Ian:

Yeah

Dawn:

You mean like pretend we never met?

Ian:

Yeah, you live your life and I'll live mine.

Dawn:

But we can't do that Ian we're family, you can't leave me now!

Ian:

But are we?

Dawn:

Yes we are Ian and don't you forget it we're in this together. We can't give up now!

Ian:

I've been shot Dawn

Dawn:

It's just scratch

Ian:

It's a bullet wound Dawn, a bullet wound a real live bullet I felt it burn through my skin, like a hot poker.

Dawn:

It'll heal and just think it'll be a good story to tell your Grandkids, sitting round a fire just like this one and I'll be there too, Auntie Dawn and I'll be backing up your story and telling them how brave you were.

Ian:

Brave? I'm scared Dawn, I've never been so scared

Ian starts to sob Dawn goes over to Ian and put her arm around him as she does Ian sobs more

Dawn:

Come on bab, let it all out.

Carston appears and has an apple in his hand throwing it up and down in his hand

Carston:

I found this. come on have some,

Carston cuts pieces up with his knife and hands them pieces of apple on the end of his knife they take them and start to nibble.

we've got to keep our energy up. Are you okay Ian?

Dawn:

He's fine, it's the bullet wound it's hurting him

Carston:

Yeah, tell me about it, I've had had one too, look.

Carston shows them lifting his top his back is to us. We see Dawn and Ians reaction to it.

They are still eating apple

Dawn:

What did the hospital say?

Carston:

Hospital, no way got the bullet out myself, was lodged right in my gut.

Carston sits down cutting more pieces of apple for himself.

Dawn:

You got it out yourself?

We see Dawn and Ian are about to take another bite of their apple.

Carston:

Yeah, with this baby ( Waves knife)

Both of them look at there apple and both at the same time drop it to the floor, they both go to heave

FADE OUT

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