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crushthecamera ([personal profile] crushthecamera) wrote2010-09-03 12:00 pm
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Electorate 099


SCENE: Atkins-Grimshaw house, Lindsay, afternoon.

Tim is sitting on a couch on the lounge room, watching telly. Anna comes out of her bedroom, looking drained. Tim looks up at her.

Tim: "What's up with him?"

Anna: "He went to see Lisa."

Tim: "Lucky him."

Anna rolls her eyes.

Anna: "Yeah, I wish I could have the pleasure of mourning the person I was in love with. It must be so much fun."

Tim: "At least he gets some sympathy."

Anna: "Excuse me?"

Anna glares at him.

Anna: "Do you want to say that to his face, or will I?"

Tim: "Why should I?"

Anna: "Because it's fucking insulting."

Tim stands.

Tim: "I loved her, too, you know."

Anna: "I know. We all loved her, Tim. Colin was actually in love with her. It's kind of different.

Tim: "So was I."

Anna: "I can't believe you're pulling this."

Tim: "I'm not pulling anything."

Anna: "What the fuck is wrong with you lately?"

Anna grips her temples and sighs.

Anna: "Sorry. Okay. You were in love with her. I'm sorry. That sucks for you. But I don't see why this needs to be brought up now."

Tim: "She loved me."

Anna: "Timmy, she didn't - Jesus Christ, are we actually having this conversation?"

She stares at him, mouth slightly open in shock.

Anna: "We are actually having this conversation."

Tim: "Looks like it."

Anna: "Okay. Outside. We're not doing this where he can hear it."

She grabs him by the sleeve and pulls him down the hallway, through the kitchen, and into the back yard.

Anna: "Timmy."

Tim: "I did. I did love her."

Anna: "And Colin doesn't know this, right?"

Tim: "Right."

Anna: "Okay."

She sighs and pulls him into a hug.

Anna: "You could have told me, though. I could have... I don't know. Been there."

Tim: "You were there."

Anna: "Yeah, but I thought you loved her like I loved her. I wouldn't have told Colin."

Tim: "You would have."

Anna: "Why would I have?"

Tim: "I told you."

Anna pulls away from him and watches him carefully.

Anna: "She loved you as a friend. Do you understand that? I am honestly, genuinely asking this."

Tim: "No, she didn't."

Anna: "Oh, Tim, don't do this. Please."

Tim: "What the fuck do you think I am? Do you think I'm delusional or something? We were actually, properly - fucking hell, she's the whole reason I moved to Electorate, because we couldn't stop, and it had to. We had to stop."

Anna stares at him, then slumps, holding her head in her hands.

Anna: "You're serious. Jesus, Tim."

Tim: "I'm sorry."

Anna: "Oh, don't even start."

Anna sighs and looks back up at him.

Anna: "How long did this go on for, then?"

Tim: "Two years."

Anna: "Two years. Both of you."

Tim: "Not--not constantly."

Anna: "Well, that changes everything, clearly."

Anna stares at him, horrified.

Anna: "Lisa."

Tim: "Yes."

Anna: "Why are you doing this?"

Tim: "I've fucked everything else up. I may as well fuck this up, too."

Anna: "You are a selfish piece of shit, you know that?"

Tim: "Yes."

Anna: "Fucking hell, Tim. What are you that you would do something - man, I don't even want to know."

Tim: "What do you want me to say?"

Anna: "Don't say anything. I don't want to hear it."

Tim: "It's not like I'm going to tell Colin. I left because I didn't want to hurt him."

Anna: "If you didn't want to hurt him then you wouldn't have done it in the first place."

Tim: "We weren't thinking."

Anna: "You weren't thinking for two years?"

Anna rubs her face, then sighs. When she speaks, her voice is flat.

Anna: "I'm going to have to tell him. Do you realise that?"

Tim: "You don't have to. There's no point."

Anna: "You think I can just sit on this and watch you be all best friends with him when I know what you did?"

Tim: "It'd hurt him."

Anna: "I can't keep this from him. I can't."

Tim: "I don't want to hurt him. Anna, please."

Anna: "I think it's just slightly too late for that, don't you?"

Tim: "Don't you think he's gone through enough already?"

Anna: "He trusted you. I trusted you, and then you went and just pissed all over it. Both of you, my God. And I saw you! Jesus Christ, I thought it was just you being you, but - I am honestly having trouble wrapping my brain around how you could do this to him and still manage to sleep at night."

Tim: "Lisa didn't."

Anna: "Don't you fucking dare, Tim."

Anna looks away from him.

Anna: "I have to tell him."

Tim: "He's my best friend!"

Anna: "Yeah, he is."

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