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Flight


Brett Walpole

Crimson's Fire

EXT. GRAY’S HOUSE - DAY


Gray pulls up to his house on his Japanese motorbike, parking it in the drive next to his wife’s new Beetle. He takes his helmet off and walks into the house.


GRAY

Hey, Jasmine. I’m back. Jazz!


JASMINE

I’m in here.


Gray walks through the house until he comes to the living room where his wife, JASMINE (26, pretty and petite) is putting up a picture.


GRAY

That looks good.


He goes over to her and gives her a kiss.


JASMINE

How was it?


GRAY

It was strange, sad and strange.


JASMINE

There’s not much to like at a funeral.


GRAY

Crimson was there.


JASMINE

Was that Jonas’ sister?


GRAY

Yeah, she’s growing up.


JASMINE

How about their dad?


GRAY

Pa?  He was fine, in fact although he was obviously hurting inside he seemed quite calm and collected.  He offered me a job.


JASMINE

But you’ve already go a job.


Jasmine stops what she’s doing and looks at Gray.


GRAY

I’ve got a job changing tires all day Jazz. And you know with the baby on the way we’re going to need the money.


JASMINE

Well what is this job, what does he want you to do?


GRAY

He needs a bodyguard.


JASMINE

A bodyguard, Gray, people only need a bodyguard if they’re in danger, the job you have at the moment might not be much, but its safe and regular.


GRAY

And boring and underpaid, any idiot can change tires.  This will make use of my skills and..


JASMINE

And nothing Gray, nothing good will come of this, this is a dead end road, I don’t like, don’t do this.


GRAY

I owe it to Jonas.


JASMINE

You don’t owe him anything, how can you owe something to a dead man?  They’re all criminals Gray!


GRAY

Look, he offered me the job and I’ve taken it.  I start tomorrow.  I thought you’d be behind me.


Gray goes to walk away but stops and turns when Jasmine speaks.


JASMINE

Just do one thing for me baby, look after number one.


GRAY

I’m looking out for all of us Jazz. Trust me this thing will turn out for the best, you’ll see.  Its not a permanent thing.


JASMINE

Just look out for number one.


GRAY

I will baby, I will.


They hug each other.