What Does Dad Look Like?

Dawn and Ian are sitting on the car Jonti is asking them about Dad (the real one)

Jonti:

Have you seen a photogragh of your real Dad Dawn?

Dawn:

Well sort of, there was a photo of him on the file. I grabbed it when I took the list. but when I did coffee spilt over it. Which was good as it distracted him, you should of seen him he was like a dinner lady cleaning up pink custard.

Ian:

I loved that pink custard. Can you still get it?

Dawn:

I think it was school thing.

Ian:

So if I went into a school I could get some?

Dawn:

Well you could Ian, but I think you'd get arrested and besides I think Monsieur Oliver has stamped it out. Bless him. I like him always looking out for the kiddies. Good drummer.

Jonti:

So did you manage to clean the photo?

Dawn:

I went to get the coffee off but this was no ordinary coffee this was super espresso, really thick and extra gloopy, I smeared the top of his head, all you can see is his chin. It's a handsome chin too.

Jonti:

So from that photo have you got a picture in your head?

Dawn:

Well Jonti, I just have to hold the picture, I've got it here [reaches in to bag and pulls out a small passport photo and holds it and closes her eyes] …He's got brown hair like Ians but darker and more of it.

Ian:

Dawn!

Ian strokes his hair and looks upset at Dawns tactlessness

Dawn:

Sorry Ian. Shh, quiet, I'm concentrating! Yes, I can see him, dark brown hair and he's got grey side burns and a beard, neatly trimmed he's a tidy man, he smokes a pipe, but it's never lit, Dad doesn't like to smoke, he uses it for show and to gesture when making an interesting point. He's an intelligent man.

Dawn snaps out of it and shakes her arms

Yes, that's my..our Dad.

Dawn Passes the photo to Ian

Can you see anything Ian? Here hold it.

Ian holds the picture staring at it confused.

Ian:

Erm no.

Dawn:

Go on Ian, try.

Ian:

Okay, erm I see a man with a chin but with no eyes.

Dawn:

Yes, come on, [to Jonti] Watch this [To Ian] Close your eyes Ian, relax.

Ian closes his eyes Dawn is on his left side, he then opens his right eye to take a good look at the picture.

Ian:

[Gulps] erm? a man with a chin and a neck,

Dawn nods thoughtfully as Ian speaks

..with an adams apple, quite prominent erm? his jaw line is quite chisseled.

Dawns expression changes as if she's figured something out

..and he's wearing a black tie.

Dawn moves round to look at Ians right eye as she does Ian catches her in it and he jumps

Dawn:

Did you have your right eye open all the time?

Ian:

Erm, no I was using my mind.

Dawn:

You were describing everything that you could see on the photo.

Ian:

I was channeling.

Dawn:

Ian

Ian breaks out of his lie because as we know he's not very good at it

Ian:

Okay, Okay, I admit couldn't see anything I haven't got your mind power I could only see one thing from this picture in my head.

Dawn:

What was it? Come on Ian tell me.

Ian:

I can't

Dawn:

Why?

Ian:

You'll laugh.

Dawn:

I won't, I'm your sister Ian, you can share anything with me.

Ian:

All I can see is..

Dawn:

Go on

Ian:

All I can see is….Judge Dredd, it's the chin thing and the eyes and the top of his nose covered up that's all I can picture. Look [ Ian waggles his fingers to show Dawn] [Ian mimics Judge Dredd] "I am the Law!"

Dawns face looks fuming she looks away and rolls her eyes

What? You asked me what I could see and I told you, I can tell you anything.

Dawn snatches the photo off Ian

Dawn:

Get in the car! [to Jonti] I hope you're not going to use this. Waste of time that was. I hope this will end up on the cutting room floor!

Jonti:

It won't

Dawn stares at the camera all angry

It's digital

Dawn:

Lets go!

Dawn storms off. The camera pans to Ian he stands there staring, he points to his t-shirt

Ian:

Mutie.

Dawn: Off Camera

Come on!

They walk to the car. Ian is hanging his head like a small child that's just been told off

Ian tries the car door but it is locked

Dawn:

[Frustrated] it's open! [to Jonti] Turn it off!

FADE OUT

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