Free Scenes - Brady and Alisa

From The Locker Next 2 Mine


Brady, late teens (high school junior), has just stormed out of a classroom and sits on the ground by a locker in a school hallway. Alisa, same age, has come to find him.

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ALISA
I’m in the bathroom.

BRADY
What’s wrong with me?

ALISA
Can I get back to you on that?

(Alisa sits next to him.)

BRADY
(Beat.)
I barely know you.
ALISA
What - you wanna blow your stranger danger whistle?

BRADY
No. Not that. I just shouldn’t dump all this stuff on you.

ALISA
It’s OK. Dump away.

BRADY
I can’t.

ALISA
(Beat.)
What if I dump first?

BRADY
And then I do?

ALISA
A dump for a dump. If you want.
(Beat.)
You don’t have to decide now.
(Beat.)
I told you I have this shrine by my locker.

BRADY
Beth. It’s a shrine to Beth.

ALISA
Who’s dead.

BRADY
Who’s dead.

ALISA
And I told you how I can barely get my books.

(Brady nods.)

ALISA
I try to move it one tiny bit, and it’s like they can smell that something moved, these three-

BRADY
The M Squad.

ALISA
The what?

BRADY
Popular, more popular and most popular.

ALISA
Great. First week and I’m screwed.

BRADY
Buy a T-shirt.

ALISA
A T-shirt...?

BRADY
It’s like an offering.

ALISA
A what? I’m so confused right now.

BRADY
Wish you could take that dump back?

ALISA
Wish I could take back the word dump.

BRADY
They’re like the gods - goddesses of popularity. You buy a shirt, it’s like sacrificing a goat.

ALISA
Brady, you’re so weird.

BRADY
Good weird?

ALISA
Weird.

BRADY
Thanks.

ALISA
(Beat.)
What kind of T-shirt?

BRADY
The newest one’s the all-black. But they have pretty much all of the good colors.

ALISA
Great.

BRADY
Fifteen dollars is cheap not to be the goat.

ALISA
Fifteen dollars doesn’t solve the problem.

BRADY
Just for now.
(Beat.)
You should probably get back.

ALISA
I’ll say there was blood involved.

BRADY
TMI.

ALISA
Yeah. So much worse than sacrificing a goat.

BRADY
That was a metaphor.

ALISA
(Beat.)
Your turn.

BRADY
For...?

ALISA
To dump.

BRADY
You’re not done yet.

ALISA
You said it was solved for now.
(Beat.)
I’ll dump more later. Or spill. Spill’s a better word.

BRADY
You said if I wanted.
(He gets up.)
I don’t.

(He walks away, leaving her there as the lights dim on her.)
 
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