Scene: 1

(INT. BUS - DAY)

SOUND: MUTED TRAFFIC NOISES, BUS ENGINE.

LAYLA:

It was her birthday when he kissed her?

RIAH:

Nah. Last week.

LAYLA:

Why'd he kiss her?

RIAH:

Cos it was her birthday.

LAYLA:

I thought you said it was his birthday.

RIAH:

Nah, it was hers.

LAYLA:

Last week?

RIAH:

I just said that, didn't I?

LALYA:

So why did he kiss her?

RIAH:

Cos it was her birthday innit!

LAYLA:

So did they actually kiss, like tongue and stuff too?

RIAH:

I dunno. I wasn't there, was I?

LAYLA: (KISSES HER TEETH.)

RIAH:

What?

(PAUSE)

RIAH:

What?

LAYLA:

Nothing.

(PAUSE, THEN A QUIET GASP)

RIAH:

Oh my god! Swear down?

RIAH:

You didn't!

SOUND: (SIGH)

LAYLA:

Once.

RIAH:

Swear... down! Oh my God, no you didn't!

LAYLA:

Mm hmm.

RIAH:

You're lying!

LAYLA:

No I'm not.

RIAH:

You're fucking lying, swear down!

LAYLA:

Shut up! I'm not.

RIAH:

Swear down, right now, on your mum's life.

LAYLA:

No, I'm not doing that.

RIAH:

Then I don't believe you.

LAYLA:

Then you're an idiot.

SOUND: BUS STOP BELL RINGS. WOMAN'S VOICE: 'NOW STOPPING AT NEXT BUS STOP. PLEASE STAND WELL CLEAR OF DOORS.'

RIAH:

Come on! Listen. No 17 year old man is gonna get with 14 year old girl. Standard.

LAYLA: (KISSES HER TEETH.)

RIAH:

Don't get vex. It's the truth, innit.

LAYLA:

Believe what you want. See ya.

RIAH:

Oh. Is it here?

LAYLA:

Yeah.

RIAH:

Alright, bye.

LAYLA:

Bye.

SOUND: FOOTSTEPS. DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE. BEEPS OF OYSTER CARDS. (PAUSE), THEN A SHORT BREATHLESS LAUGH.

RIAH:

Shit.

SOUND: MUTED CLICKING OF THE KEYS OF A PHONE.