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INT.SUPERMARKET. DAYThe ANGRY SHOPPERS can be heard throughout the store. TheSPEAKERS blear loudly. SPEAKER Can Employee Maggie report to the IT Counter, Immediately!MAGGIE abruptly stops filling the shelf with apples anddrops the half empty box on the floor. She gives a DEEP andLONG SIGH, whilst covering her face with her hands. Sheleans against the cage of packaged food.Â MAGGIE Oh, not today. If he makes another speech, I dont think I can handle it.MAGGIE with a quickened step walks towards the IT counter.Her hands tentatively placed across her chest, the rightslowly stroking the bottom of her neck. She whispers quietlyto herself. MAGGIE Be calm, be calm. Nothing gonna happen, its nothing. Really its... nothing.She passes a young mother trying some stylish hats on herbaby son. She gives a shy smile and proceeds to the counter.The baby is GIGGLING uncontrollably as the mother places thehats on his head. MAGGIE steals another glance at the babyboy, the young boy is staring back at her with a quizzicallook across his face. Her momentary glance is rudelyinterrupted. Â Â MUFFLED VOICE (HANNA) So you call this immediately! I know what to do........MAGGIE gives a involuntary jump. Her hands instinctivelyjump to her chest. The voice quickly turns into a GIRLISHLAUGH. A shadow can be seen in the darkened backroom of theIT counter.Â MAGGIE Im so sorry, what seems to be the problem. Wait... Han is that you?MAGGIE peered deeper into the the darkened backroom, tryingto make out a face. The darkened outline steps closer. TheLAUGHTER still continuing. HANNA Sis, got you so good.The shadow soon appeared to be a young woman, her bright redhair quickly became apparent. Her HUGE LAUGH slowly recedingas she gives MAGGIE a long and loving hug. MAGGIE sinks deepinto her hug. MAGGIE reluctantly releases from her grasp andsits down at the nearby chairs.
HANNA M Dog, whats up. MAGGIE Told you not to call me that.MAGGIES smile slowly returning. HANNA skips over to thechairs, her bangles RATTLE as she sits in the chair next toher. She sits in a over exaggerated pose hands under herchin, she stare intently into MAGGIE eyes. HANNA Its my job call you names, were sisters. MAGGIE Well, not really.HANNA gives a fake hurt face, her arms go onto her face in aover dramatic fashion. Her face soon turns into a hugesmile. MAGGIE Its ABIGAIL.HANNA soon drops the the playful demeanor, reaches over agives MAGGIE a huge hug. MAGGIE as always sinks into herembrace. MAGGIE eyes soon water up. They both sit insilence as MAGGIE quietly CRIES. MAGGIEÂ Â Â Â Â Â I.. I, just miss her. HANNA Shh, remember what she said.HANNAS embrace tightens as she slowly strokes MAGGIESforehead. MAGGIES sobbing is interrupted as she recites herlines. MAGGIE brow frowns as she tries to remember herlines.Â MAGGIE I am strong, I am pow....HANNA joins in to help MAGGIE. HANNA Am Powerful, I am Safe.MAGGIE is stroking her neck as she continues to recite herlines. HANNA slowly releases MAGGIE. MAGGIE continues to sayher lines. MAGGIE I am strong, I am powerful, I am safe. I am strong, I am powerful, I am safe.HANNA knells down in front of MAGGIE, holds her head in herhands. Gives her a subdued smile. HANNA Better?
MAGGIE Better. HANNA Â So whats up with my A dog?MAGGIE suddenly bursts out into nervous laughter. HANNAquickly joins her. MAGGIE laugh is distorted with hersubsiding sobs. MAGGIE You can add dog after anything, cant you? HANNA What can I say, Im that good.The girls share a smaller quieter LAUGH. HANNA sits backdown next to her.Â Â MAGGIE Its that God Damn daycare center, I dont trust them. HANNA I know, who can trust someone called TERESA.The sound of customers SHOUTING echoes through the store. Amiddle aged man appears behind the two girls. They both jumpinstinctively. His stern expression and name tag show thathe is the Manager. JEFF So this is what I pay you for!JEFF makes his way round to the front of the girls, his armson his hips. He straights his tie and name tag. JEFF Im surprised. HANNA Really?JEFF dismisses the comment and glares at MAGGIE. JEFF Especially with you MAGGIE, this isnt you. And you HANNA, do you want this Job.MAGGIES head is down, her face is red, she slowly stand upand makes her way to her post. She tries to avoid eyecontact with JEFF as she make her way away. HANNA has madeherself more comfortable putting her feet over the armrests, she elongates her arms over the surrounding chairs. MAGGIE So sorry, I am stro... Sorry.JEFF intentionally raises his voice, so the fleeing MAGGIEcan hear. He push his chest out, and stands straighter. Â
JEFF HANNA this is no way... HANNA JEFF, can I ask you a question? JEFF Err, well...HANNA quickly stands up and seductively walks towards JEFF.She straightens his tie and name tag. She leaves her handson his chest for a extended period of time. She leans in andseductively WHISPERS into his ear. HANNA Do you... Do you...HANNA drops her facade and moves back from JEFF. Removingher hands from his chest and interlaces her finger, theyhang loosely across her torso. HANNA tilts her head in aquizzical manner. JEFF affected by this frontal assault,starts to STAMMER. His face glows red as he tries tounderstand this assault.Â JEFF Do you...what?JEFF tentatively takes a step towards HANNA, trying todecode the mixed signals. HANNA mouth tuns into amischievous smile.Â Â Â HANNA Do you act like a twat all the time or just when you wear that stupid name tag?HANNA sticks her tongue at JEFF. Leaning towards him inÂchild like pose. She promptly turns and walks away inÂ aproud and provocative walk. A disgruntled customer starts toask JEFF questions. The customer walks in front of JEFF ashe tries to reply to HANNAS comment.Â HANNA turns backaround with a huge smile hung on her smug face. HANNA All the time. (Mimes)JEFF face turns into a scowl. He tries to respond to theassault from HANNA, but is interrupted by the customer.HANNA skips off the catch up to MAGGIE. HANNA Hey, M Dog wait up.Â SCENE ENDS ÂINT. NIGHT. MAGGIES HOME Â Â Â Â Â