Linda G. Hill

Life in progress


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317. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, July 14th, 8:00 9:00pm
Hillary and Villem (and Drommen)

 

Hillary sits at the window, almost passed out, with her hand in Villem’s lap. Drommen boards the bus.

Drommen: (as he approaches) What the hell are you doing?

Villem: Nothin’ man. Just havin’ a little fun.

Drommen: Go have fun at the back of the bus.

Villem hesitates and Drommen draws back his fist. Villem moves and Drommen sits.

Hillary: Whatchu do that for?

Drommen: Because I care about you. You’re coming with me this time. No arguments.

Hillary: You gonna take care of me?

Drommen: Yes. Either me or my sister. Where are your parents?

Hillary: Don’t have none. ‘S just me.

Drommen: (puts his arm around her and helps her up) Not anymore.

 

Next stop: Sunday, July 15th, 11:00am

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316. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Friday, July 13th, 7:00pm
Drommen and Phillipa

 

Phillipa: I’m late.

Drommen: What do you mean? (looks at watch) We’ll get there on time.

Phillipa: No, I mean I’m late. My period.

Drommen: Oh. What are we going to do?

Phillipa: I don’t know what I’m going to do if I’m pregnant.

Drommen: Don’t I have any say in the matter?

Phillipa: What makes you think it’s yours?

 

Next stop: Saturday, July 14th, 8:00pm

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311. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Sunday, July 8th, 11:00am
Drommen and Phillipa

 

Phillipa: Why are we on the bus again?

Drommen: We’re going for a coffee.

Phillipa: I told you, I have coffee at home.

Drommen: Oh right.

Phillipa: You’re obsessing over that girl again, aren’t you?

Drommen: I’m not obsessing. I’m worried about her. I want to keep an eye on her.

Phillipa: (takes his hand) You can’t save the world, Jake.

Drommen: Maybe I can save my little part of it.

Phillipa: And then what? You go back to corrupting them with your little fetish?

Drommen shrugs.

Phillipa: Bring your little fetish home to me. She’s not on the bus today.

Drommen: I’ll come back to your place later.

Phillipa: I won’t be there later.

Drommen: Tomorrow then? Next weekend?

Phillipa: Now. Or you take your chances.

Drommen: I’ll take my chances.

Phillipa gets off the bus.

 

Next stop: Monday, July 9th, 5:00pm

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303. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, June 30th, 5:00pm
Andrea and Lacey

 

Andrea sighs.

Lacey: What’s wrong?

Andrea: I keep hoping to see Eddie on the bus. But he’s, like, never on anymore.

Lacey: I thought you were over him.

Andrea: I’ll never be over him, Lace. He’s my soulmate!

Lacey: Pfft.

Andrea: I didn’t expect you to understand. I just wish I knew where he was.

Lacey: Has it occurred to you that if he’s a vampire, he won’t come out when it’s daylight?

Andrea stares at her.

Lacey: (after a moment) Well?

Andrea: You think he really is a vampire?

Lacey: NO!

Andrea: I guess you’re right if he’s, like, trying to keep up appearances. (smiles) Thanks, Lace.

Lacey sighs.

 

Next stop: Sunday, July 1st, 1:00pm

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302. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language.

Friday, June 29th 7:00pm
Hillary (and Drommen) (and Zoey)

 

Hillary is asleep in the window seat with drool running down her chin. Drommen takes the seat beside her.

Drommen: (shaking her) Hey, Jessica. Wake up.

Hillary stirs but doesn’t wake up.

Drommen: Jessica! It’s time to go home.

Hillary: (slapping at him weakly) Lemme alone.

Drommen: Come on. Don’t make me carry you off the bus.

Hillary: (kicks at him and mumbles louder) Lemme alone!

Drommen is shaking her when Zoey boards the bus.

Zoey: Leave her alone, asshole.

Drommen: She’s drunk. I just want to get her home.

Zoey: Get the fuck away from her!

Drommen: What the fuck’s your problem?

Zoey: You are! You became my problem the day you asked me to look at your dick. Now go away before I call the cops.

Drommen: I know where she lives. We’re friends.

Zoey: (scoffs) Yeah, I’m sure you are.

Drommen: Are you going to take care of her?

Zoey: Yes!

Drommen: Fine, then.

Drommen changes seats.

Zoey: (sits. To Hillary) Are you okay, honey?

Hillary: (mumbles) He’s not all that bad.

 

Next stop: Saturday, June 30th, 5:00pm

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297. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language.

Sunday, June 24th, 11:00am
Sean (and Drommen)

 

Sean sits at the window. Drommen takes the seat beside him.

Drommen: Where’s Jessica?

Sean: I don’t know who you’re talking about.

Drommen: Okay Hillary. Whatever you call her, where is she?

Sean: I don’t know.

Drommen: (grabs Sean by the collar) Look, asshole, if you fuck her up I’m …

Sean: (smiles) Gonna what, show me your dick? You should be in jail.

Drommen: (releases him) You’re one to talk. What have you been giving her?

Sean: Drugs. Whatever. She’s better off with me than she is with you. You just make her miserable. At least I show her a good time.

Drommen: She was so messed up yesterday, she couldn’t see straight. Stay out of her life. Because if I find out you’ve hurt her or allowed her to hurt herself, you’re going to wind up hurt.

Sean: It’s you she’s killing herself for, man.

Drommen: She needs help. If you care about her at all you’ll get her some.

Sean: What, like you helped her?

Drommen: (grabs him again and thinks about it for a moment, then lets go) You’re not worth it.

Drommen changes seats.

 

Next stop: Monday, June 25, 4:00pm

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296. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language.

Saturday, June 23rd, 7:00pm
Hillary (and Drommen)

 

Hillary sits at the window. Drommen takes the seat beside her.

Hillary: (slurring drunkenly) Fuck do you want?

Drommen: Have you been with that Sean guy?

Hillary: What’s it to you? What do you care?

Drommen: I do. You’re not taking care of yourself. And Sean certainly isn’t taking care of you.

Hillary: He’s takin’ better care of me than you have. Dick.

Drommen: I’m taking you home.

Hillary: I’m not going home. Don’t you have a date to go to or somethin’?

Drommen: I do. But you’re more important.

Hillary: Fuck off.

Drommen stares at her for a moment.

Hillary: Sean’ll look after me. An’ if you try to take me home, I’ll scream.

Drommen: Have it your way.

Drommen changes seats.

 

Next stop: Sunday, June 24th, 11:00am

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