Skip Day

INT. BUS – MORNING

JEMMA (17, skinny, glasses) sits next to her best friend HAILEY (17, athletic, tall). They are each dressed in their schools PE uniform, and are seated mid way up the crowded bus as it makes its way up the road.

JEMMA
Do you think we should skip school today?

HAILEY
What? No, we have PE today, it’s the best day of the week.

JEMMA
No it’s not PE is boring, school is boring. Come on let’s skip and go do something fun.

HAILEY
No I don’t want to, we’re playing volleyball today and I just know I’m going to dominate.

Jemma sighs and looks out the window. She spots an ant crawling along it.

JEMMA
Hey look at this ant crawling about. What are you doing here?

HAILEY
It must have climbed on when the bus was at the depot.

JEMMA
I bet he didn’t pay for a ticket, we should report him. Do you think he even knows he’s on a bus?

HAILEY
I doubt it. I doubt it even realises it’s moving.

JEMMA
Do you think ants get confused when they get on buses and end up really far away?

HAILEY
I don’t think ants thinks anything, because they’re ants.

JEMMA
I bet he’ll be really sad when he realizes he’s no where near home.

Jemma puts her finger in front of the ant who crawls onto her hand.

JEMMA (CONT’D)
We should go back to the depot and reunite him with his family.

HAILEY
I very much doubt he will be missed. He looks like a drone. I know this is just you wanting to skip still.

Jemma talks to the ant.

JEMMA
Aww you named him. What about it little Drone? Are you missing your family?

HAILEY
You don’t really get how ants work do you?

JEMMA
Come on Hailey, let’s take Drone home.

HAILEY
I’m not skipping school so you can go on an adventure with an ant.

JEMMA
Oh come on Hailey, look how sad he looks.

Jemma puts her hand, and the ant, out towards Jemma who pushes it away.

HAILEY
This isn’t a disney film Jemma, he doesn’t look anything. His face barely moves.

JEMMA
Let’s skip, come on, why be perfect all the time? Don’t you want to be spontaneous? This is our last year of school, don’t you want to break the rules and have some fun at some point?

HAILEY
Well yeah, but we have volley ball today. Let’s plan to do it another day.

JEMMA
Plan it? Do you know what spontaneous means? Come on, you can play volley ball anytime.

HAILEY
Well I do have a game this weekend. Oh alright, I better not regret this though, and I’m not spending my skip day saving an ant.

Jemma presses a button and the ‘NEXT STOP’ light comes on at the front of the bus.

JEMMA
No of course not. We’ll just quickly take Drone home and them go do something amazing.

HAILEY
I think you’ve lost Drone.

Jemma looks at the front and back of her hand, the ant is gone.

JEMMA
Oh well, I’m sure he can always get a bus back. Let’s go have an adventure.

The bus pulls over at the stop and the two girls get off.

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