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INT. BEDROOM - DUSK
(shouting from downstairs)
Danny! Go shopping for me, will ya?
How bout you get off your ass and do it yourself!
(raising his voice)
Hurry up, I'm hungry.
As if you aren't fat enough already-
(matter of factly)
Yeah, get me hobnobs. Oh and your Mom left a list too I guess.
Ah, take what you can find from your Mom's earnings.
Hey thats for my own luxuries.
(now focused on his phone)
Huh? Yeah, yeah sure. Just don't forget my hobnobs.
Daniel leaves and we follow him out the door. As the camera follows Daniel walking, there are police sirens and shouting in the background. There is clearly unrest in the neighbourhood. Daniel begins humming again to drone out the noise. He sees a kid his age sprinting out of an off license with beer and another being chased by a guard on a bike. Daniel is disappointed but feels proud he never broke the law. A sliotar comes firing his way and just as it enters the frame, Daniel catches it. He throws it back and admires his quick reflexes.
While he walks, we hear shouting and a gunshot, moments later a man passes behind Daniel, with only his hand in frame. He has a fox tattoo and is holding a gun. Daniel never sees this however and continues walking. His humming dims and a frown forms on his face when he passes the school. His mother used to teach there but had to quit and find a higher paying job. He stops humming completely when he sees some kids playing with their mother and tries hard to remember what that felt like. His face lights up however when he arrives at the corner store and sees Mike, the shop owner.
How's my favourite customer?
Hey Mikey. How's my favourite elder?
Daniel reaches over and pets Mike's cat.
The camera once again follows Daniel as he walks down the aisle, searching for the items on his Mom's list. He reaches the freezer and looks longingly at the things he wish they had the money for. The camera turns to the right to reveal a teenager who notices Daniel muttering about the prices and his step-dad.
Huh? Oh yeah, Goodfellas for me. *laughs.
(in a friendly tone)
Oh really? Me too. I live just down the road. Name's Daniel. As for the help, yeah I just need to find the cheapest eggs.
Us too. I'd love to tell ya it gets easier but its the opposite. (Beat).
(bursting out in laughter)
Oh stop, she must live off the staff room tea.
(a bit surprised)
Uh, yeah sure.
See ya later.
Rob walks out of frame and we focus on Daniel who turns around and begins walking back up the aisle. He picks up the eggs Rob told him about and begins humming again. We hear some upbeat music until all of a sudden, cutting through the music, there's a deafening gunshot.
(smiles at Daniel)
Grab as much food as you can, I'm sure your family'll need it.
This is wrong.
This is wrong Rob!
(maintaining his warm tone)
Come on Daniel. Think of your little sisters, your brothers, your Mom. If you just take some extra food and look the other way, life would be so much easier for you and your family. I need this too. Remember, I told you, we gotta fend for ourselves, do whatever it takes.
Daniel doesn't know what to say. Mike gives him a pleading look. He starts to think of Mike's daughters but then of his own sisters and begins to grab some bread and biscuits. Daniel gets halfway to the door when....
Come on boy, give me the f***in money!
Please sir, I need this money for my daughters.
Bella! What is wrong with you?!
You better put the gun down or else.
Rob turns the gun back on Mike.
Come on old man, lets go!
Hey what are you doing? Stay there!
Mike takes a few more steps until rob is right in the middle of himself and Daniel. Rob holds the gun to mike while Daniel counts to three with his fingers. On three, they both leg sweep Rob, knocking him into the counter. They high five as Rob readies himself. They then both throw punches in quick succession, knocking Rob left and right.
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