SCENE: Atkins-Grimshaw house, Lindsay, day. It is raining.
Tim's car is parked on the curb. Angie and Colin walk up to the front door. Colin knocks. After a while, Lachlan answers.
Colin: "Hey, Lockie, is -"
Lachlan: "Timmy, Colin's here!"
Tim comes running down the stairs and to the front door, coming to a halt behind Lachlan. He is briefly shocked to see that Angie is also there.
Tim: "Go play, Lachlan."
Lachlan turns and runs away down the hall.
Tim: "And don't answer the door! For God's sake. Get someone else to do it."
Lachlan: "Next time I'll get Claire!"
Tim: "Not Claire, you little - child."
Tim turns back to Colin and Angie.
Tim: "What are you doing here?"
Colin: "Can we come in?"
Tim: "I guess."
Tim stands aside to let them in, closing the door after them. Colin and Tim stare at each other, faces blank and arms crossed. Angie stares at the floor.
Tim: "Did someone die?"
Colin: "Stop right there."
Tim: "It was a joke."
Colin: "It was a shitty joke."
Angie: "It's fine."
Colin: "No. It was a shitty joke."
Anna appears in the doorway of the lounge room.
Anna: "Oh, my God."
Anna hurries towards them and wraps Colin in a hug.
Anna: "Look at you, you fucking disaster."
Colin: "How're you doing?"
Anna: "It's good to see you."
Colin: "You can't actually see me."
Anna laughs and lets him go, gesturing to Angie.
Anna: "Who's this?"
Colin: "This is Angie. She's our... person. From Electorate."
Anna: "I'm Anna."
Angie smiles nervously.
Angie: "Nice to meet you."
Anna: "What are you guys doing here?"
Colin: "We came to punch Tim in the face."
Anna smiles and rolls her eyes.
Anna: "Yeah, can't say I blame you."
Tim: "I can."
Colin: "No talking, Tim."
Anna: "Do you guys want a drink?"
Tim glares at Colin.
Tim: "You came all the way here, I assume to see me, and I'm not even allowed to talk?"
Colin: "That's right."
Colin: "Because you say stupid shit."
Angie: "Colin, it's fine. It's fine."
Amazingly, Tim manages to get the hint. He looks at Angie, concerned.
Tim: "Angie, what happened?"
Angie: "Oh, for - Gran died, okay?"
Tim: "Oh, Angie."
Tim steps forward and hugs Angie, who begins to cry, much to her annoyance.
Tim: "I'm sorry."
Angie: "Yes, everyone's been very fucking sorry."
Tim: "Are you okay?"
Angie: "No, I'm not. Can you please get off me?"
Tim lets her go and takes a step back. Angie wipes her eyes in frustration.
Tim: "I'm sorry."
Angie: "Yeah, you said. If we could stop airing my personal shit in front of random strangers, I'd really appreciate it."
Tim: "She's not random, she's my sister."
Anna: "Timothy, knock it off."
Tim turns to Anna is surprise.
Tim: "You're my sister!"
Anna: "And so? She's never met me before and you're making her cry in front of me."
Tim: "I'm not making her cry."
Anna: "You're making her cry, Timmy."
Tim scowls petulantly. Anna turns to Angie, her voice and expression gentle.
Anna: "The bathroom's through here."
Angie: "Thank you."
Anna leads Angie away, leaving Tim and Colin in awkward silence.
Tim: "Well, that's me told."
Colin: "You deserved that."
Colin: "You did."
This said, Colin grins.
Colin: "I love her angry mum voice."
Tim: "You won't when it's directed at you."
Tim stares at him for a moment, then laughs.
Tim: "You're disgusting."
Tim: "You want a drink?"
Colin: "Yeah, thanks."
They go into the kitchen, where Tim fills a glass of water from the tap. Colin takes a seat at the table.
Tim: "How long are you guys staying for?"
Colin: "Dunno'. How long are you planning on staying for?"
Tim: "Forever? I don't know."
Colin: "Come back with us."
Tim turns and sets the glass in front of Colin.
Tim: "Dude, she hates me. You saw."
Colin: "Dude, she came all the way here."
Tim: "I can't even touch her!"
Colin stares at him.
Colin: "That is one of the most stupid things you've ever said."
Tim: "You know what I mean."
Colin: "No, I don't."
Anna enters the kitchen carrying Claire.
Anna: "Timmy, can you grab some water for her?"
Colin gets up, smiling. Tim goes back to the sink for water.
Colin: "Hello, cutie."
Anna: "Oh, don't."
Colin: "Not you."
Anna puts Claire down.
Anna: "That was tactful."
Colin: "Where's Angie?"
Anna: "Still in the bathroom, probably."
Colin: "I'll go check on her."