Taken In

 A halfway house for homeless young men, issues abounding, passions exploding.

 

BILLYBOY
We can shag on your mum's bed if you want.  We can leave stains.

ZOE
The house-keeper deals with the stains.  No-one’ll even notice we’ve been here.  Just steal something and lets go.  There’s jewellery upstairs.

BILLYBOY
That’s what I like about you, Zoe - you know how to show a boy a ggod time.  

(BILLYBOY goes upstairs.  MIKEY is still gazing out the window.)

ZOE
Are you alright, Mikey?

MIKEY
You’ve got a swing.

ZOE
Yeah.  

MIKEY
I had my first kiss on a swing.

ZOE
Did you have a garden?

MIKEY
No.  It was in the park.  Her name was Zoe.

ZOE
Yeah, you told me.

MIKEY
She was melancholy too.

ZOE
What do you think happened to her?  Do you think she’s looking out of window at a swing now, wondering what happened to you?  What happens Mikey?  To all little kids on swings?   Where do they all go?

(MIKEY gives ZOE a kiss.)

MIKEY
They’re right here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We've got cigars - they're healthier!" "The voices are hungry." "You sure that's arson? Sounds more like art!" "I hope when you come back in the next life you ain’t a woman. ‘Cause you will snap like a fucking twig" "I don’t like me much myself. I certainly wouldn’t let me stay here." "I’ve got an iron - heats up really fast. You can smell my skin on it. " "Now you know how it feels to be shut out of your own life. To be a stranger at your own door."