Scene: (Dad knocks on door)
Son: Ah! That must be dad. (Opens door) DAD you’re finally back
Dad: Urgh, I don’t feel so good. (Faints)
Son: (shocked) I better take him to the hospital. (Drags him out)
Scene: (Son rushes through door with unconscious dad)
Son: Doctor! Doctor! My dad has fainted.
Doctor1: How did he faint?
Son: He just got back from Africa. He fainted as soon as he
Doctor: I’m Afraid of the answer but exactly where in Africa.
Doctor: Oh no! Please wait for two minutes while in run some tests.
Scene: (The doctor enters with some sheets, Son enters from
Son: Is my dad OK
Doctor1: No. He has a very dangerous disease.
Son: Is it Cancer doctor?
Son: Is it Aids?
Son: Is it Influenza, Tuberculosis, typhoid, Dengue, Cholera,
Malaria, Smallpox??(Holds doctor by shoulders) What is it doctor
Doctor: Your father’s blood has traces of Tai forest virus, an
Ebola causing virus. Your father has Ebola.
Doctor1: Ebola. It is a disease that damages the immune system
and organs. It is presently an incurable disease that has only a 1
in 100 chance of survival.
Son: (goes sits down with head low)
Doctor: Now I know this must be a painful situation for you. But
I'm going to ask you a few questions. Where did you say your dad
got back from?
Son: Guinea….in West Africa. He'd been there on business.
Doctor: Bingo! That's where it began. No doubt about it.
Son: But how? He was such a hygienic man.
Doctor1: Did he tell you exactly what he did when he got there.
Son: Yes we frequently talked through video calls
Son: As soon as he got off the plane….He tried getting a taxi.
(Doctors and son stand on side of the stage and watch the
Scene 4: The Flashback
(Dad arrives in Africa)
Dad: Where's the taxi! Taxi!
Taxi: (hugs) welcome to Africa!
Doctor1 : Direct contact with the skin of a person...could be the
cause of the disease.
Dad: I'm starving! Can u take me to a good restaurant?
Taxi: There's a wonderful restaurant that I recommend you to eat
Dad: well let's go.
(Arrives at restaurant)
Taxi: well here we are
Dad: thank you! Bye
(Restaurant manager greets)
M: welcome (shakes hand and kisses the hand ((some African
Doctor: Contact with body fluids… another possibility.
(Waiter walks up and sneezes on him)
Waiter: What will (sniffles) you have sir. (sneezes)
Dad: Never mind. (Runs out)
(Bumps into stranger)
Stranger1: sorry sir
Son: could he get it here?
Doctor : Yes there is a slight chance.
Stranger2: excuse me sir! Sir! Sir!
Stranger2: can I interest you in some fried fruit bat?
Dad: What is that?
Stranger2: it's an African delicacy
Doctor : Actually it's an African killer. Fruit bats are believed to
be the normal carrier of the Ebola virus in nature, able to spread
the virus without being affected by it
Son: So is it this?
Doctor1: Yes this is almost a sure cause in Guinea. Now we know
how he got it!
Son: I have held my father and dragged him till here. Are there
chances of me getting Ebola?
Doctor: There are chances...so we will have to place you in a
Son: If I do have it … you can cure me right?
Doctor1: No, as I said if you've got Ebola, then your chances of
survival are 1 in a 100. You will have to stay here as it is highly
contagious, and I don't want half the nation dead because of you.
Doctor: As for your father, I'm afraid, his time has come. He's
started bleeding from his eyes, ears and nose. Usually occurs to
people in their last eg. I would consider this a "game over" for
him. There is nothing we can do.
Son: [Starts SOBBING]