Daily Cereal: Beginnings – Ep 10.
Previously on Daily Cereal – Nic, Maya, Policewoman.
All in a room in varying levels of consciousness.
But then a break.
A … what is it? Yes a sound … small but definitely there.
What is it? A scratch? No… it’s static. Just a flicker.
And then a bit more.
Nic jumps at the sudden noise.
A flash of static.
Maya: Did you hear that?
Yet another flash.
Maya: There it is again …
This time there’s a voice in the static … it could be … a number? Maybe Officer? And there are numbers 4 ..7 … 2 .. 9 …
Maya moves towards the bed listening.
The numbers stop and is replaced by …
Static: Jenn … Jenn, c’mon answer me.
Maya starts searching the policewoman’s body.
Static: Jenn, are you there?
Maya finds a radio.
Maya picks it up with a bit of the duvet.
Maya: Uh … hello?
Static: Who’s this?
Maya starts to crouch to the floor.
Static: Who is this?
Maya: Hello? Hello? Hello?
Static: Please state (your name) …
She picks up the axe and brings it down on the radio. The radio slips.
Static: Where are you?
She grabs the chair and smashes the radio with it.
Nic: What did you do that for?
Maya: It worked for Han Solo.
Nic: Um … different context!
Maya: God Nic, why do you have to ruin everything?
Nic: I didn’t …
Maya: I told you not to answer the door.
There is a slight movement on the bed.
Nic: I was handling it fine.
Maya: Oh yeah, fine. So smooth, you.
Nic: I would’ve been if I wasn’t lying.
Maya: About what.
A breath is taken, a slight sigh released.
Nic: About (you) …
Maya: Shh …
The policewoman begins to stir.
Nic: Oh my god.
Maya: Sit down.
The policewoman’s head move, her (Jenn’s that is) eyelids flutter …
Jenn? Yes, Jenn … what can it mean? She had no name and now she does … Significant? Maybe … log in tomorrow and see …
© Sonal Patel, 2007.