[John proposing to Desiree.]
John: Hey, Dezz. I think we should come to terms and reach agreement about our lives.
Desiree: Hmm? What are you on about?
John: Babe, I love you. I want us to be together.
Desiree: I thought we are friends. And not just friends but best friends. What changed here?
John: I love you. I can see you love me too.
Desiree: Yes, I love you so much. You are my friend.
John: We have known each other for a long time now. Let’s go with the dating part.
Desiree: Oh, it is true what they say.
John: What do you mean?
Desiree: A boy who has a girl as his friend is like him having a chicken as a pet.
John: The moral behind it?
Desiree: He will end up eating it!
John: Can you please try to understand me? You want a complete stranger to win your heart? Can you trust them better than me?
Desiree: Sorry, I’ve got to go. My taxi is here…See you on Monday.
[Abram was waiting at the corner for John.]
Abram: How did it go?
John: (lying to Abram) She said she will think about it.
Abram: Ah, then you let her go just like that?
John: I had to man. I can’t push her.
Abram: Someone is a coward.
John: (laughing) As if you could do better!
Abram: Check my list boy. It goes this way: Beverly, Jane, Shantell, Mercy… and it goes on.
John: I just need one. And my advice is get tested soon, boy.
Abram: (laughing) I’m the playa, boy. Stop with that testing nonsense. I’m going for your sister soon!
John: (missing Abram with a klap) She is not your type.
Abram: Who is her type? Just because I’m from a poor background? Come on, dude!
John: She is at varsity, boy. There are lot of boys there. Stop being so ridiculous.
Abram: Okay, I’m home, boy. See you later.
John: No man. Mercy is coming up the street. She is coming for you.
Abram: Let her come over. She resists so bad. At least I am home alone.
John: You mean you haven’t yet?
Abram: Yes, dude. Just go.
John: We will talk.
[John moved fast and Mercy was surprised, but they greeted each other. She made herself at home over at Abram’s place.
Mercy: Babe… Babe!
Abram: Hey sweetness.
Mercy: How are you? I didn’t see you at school. Are you hiding from me?
Abram: Oh babes, I had lot of work to do.
Mercy: I had no money and you were nowhere to be found.
Abram: Sorry love. You should have sent me a text.
Mercy: Someone just opened the gate… I thought your parents would be back tomorrow?
Abram: Ah, don’t worry. It might be John.
[Beverly was knocking on the door. They avoided the knocking, thinking it was John.]
Abram: Who is it?
Beverly: Babe, you said I should come today remember?
(Abram remembers that he has two dates, one in the day and another at night.)
John: Bev, is that you my friend?
Mercy: Are you cheating on me?
Abram: Shhh, no, she is just my friend. Stay here. I will be back.
(Beverly forces herself into the house.)
Beverly: (surprised) What is this thing doing here?
Mercy: Who do you call a thing?
Beverly: Ain’t you a thing? No wonder boys love you. Abram tell me, why did you get this thing? Are you desperate?
(Abram is shocked and out of words, he stands there like a ghost.
Abram: I… Eix! Sorry…
(Mercy picks up her clothes and moves out.)
Mercy: I am glad we didn’t do it!
(Abram tried to stop her.)
Beverly: Let her go Babes. You’ve got me. I need money for airtime, please.
Abram: Oh, here you go.
: Do you know a player like Abram? Do you think it’s respectful to women?