Why Did You Run

Ian is sitting in the car with his Bisto Tin in his lap, Dawn has gone out of the car

Jonti:

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

Ian:

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

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, we had that shop for years and years.

Jonti:

The Toy shop?

Ian:

Memorabilia

Jonti:

You'd think that you had a great time growing up with all those toys.

Ian:

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 touch or 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 there 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.

Ian Mimics his not real Dad.

"Clean that Dalek Ian, move those Bond cars, 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! What are you doing? Let me do it you're useless! You're no son of mine!"

[Pauses]

and now it all makes sense.

Jonti:

So when Dawn broke the news how did you feel?

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 and can see Ian looks sad

Dawn:

Are you okay Ian?

Ian:

I'm fine Leia, let's go.

Dawn does a double take and then gives a puzzled look to Jonti, she starts the car and they drive off.

FADE OUT

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