Later that day Lerato finds Joseph at the school gates.
LERATO: There he is – the Man of the Moment.
JOSEPH: Lerato, hi.
LERATO: Let’s take a selfie.
They pose together as Lerato clicks away.
LAUREN: (looking on) Got ’em! Girl, you look hot.
LERATO: (looking at the pics) He’s not really smiling, but it’s fine. I look great! I’m gonna post that one.
Lerato turns to Joseph and shows him the pics.
LERATO: I’ve got two suits you can choose from. Now, mine is pistachio with a hint of sage. And I thought this suit with this shirt would go great with it.
Lerato shows him some pics of suits on her phone.
LERATO: What d’you think?
JOSEPH: Uuuhh … wow! That’s green!
LERATO: It’s emerald, not green. Or would you prefer the lime one? See?
JOSEPH: Uuuhh, they both look green to me. Either one will do.
LERATO: Great! Let’s do a fitting later this afternoon.
JOSEPH: Can’t, I’ve got soccer practice.
LERATO: You’ll have to miss it. The dance is this Friday and I have to look perfect.
JOSEPH: I don’t know … I …
LERATO: What are you laughing at!?
LERATO: (pulling Joseph to the side – but Athi can still hear them) Listen, I know he’s your friend, but you really need to let him go if this relationship is going to work.
JOSEPH: We’re in a relationship? I thought we were just going to the dance together.
LERATO: Yeah, and the whole school knows we’re together now.
Athi: (interrupting them) Joseph, we have to get to class, bro.
LERATO: (dismissively) What are you still doing here? Can’t you see we’re talking?
ATHI: (not impressed) Joseph?
JOSEPH: I’ll catch up with you, bro.
ATHI: You’ve crossed over to the dark side.
Athi walks away as the bell rings.
Tell us: do you agree – has Joseph ‘crossed to the dark side’?!