TURF – Chapter 11

TURF

Chapter 11

EXT.IN THE CAR

VALI is driving, his phone rings looking at the caller ID he

frowns and answers it while he is driving. [Following

conversation takes place in a mix of english and Gujarati]

VALI PATEL

Yes mum..

RABIA PATEL

VALI…

VALI PATEL

Yeah mum I’m here !

RABIA PATEL

Mrs Musa called me…

VALI PATEL

Great… what did she say…

RABIA PATEL

They really liked you son

VALI a little taken aback

VALI PATEL

Who liked me.. what?

RABIA PATEL

Their daughter SHEREEN, she wants

to see you again

VALI PATEL

Mum.. i think you’ve probably got

the wrong end of the stick

RABIA PATEL

No son, they specifically said they

really liked you, she really liked

you

VALI PATEL

Mum, shes not my type.

RABIA sounding a little disheartened

RABIA PATEL

Why?

VALI PATEL

She wont mix well with us..

RABIA PATEL

I’ll make her mix well

VALI PATEL

Mum look …

RABIA PATEL

Talk to your father

VALI PATEL

[mutters under breath] Ahh shit..

YUSUF PATEL

VALI son, look theyre a nice

family, shes a nice girl

VALI PATEL

Dad, shes not my type i don’t want

to see her

YUSUF PATEL

You’ve met her the once ! meet her

again

VALI PATEL

No dad!

YUSUF PATEL

Stop being awkward!

RABIA snatches the phone off YUSUF as he starts to raise his

voice

RABIA PATEL

VALI son, look theyre a nice

Islamic family..

VALI PATEL

Mum, shes not my type, shes fat and

she has an attitude! imagine the

way she’ll talk to you and about

you if she had the audacity to talk

down to me while i was there !

YUSUF shouts in the background

YUSUF PATEL

Tell him to stop making excuses!!

VALI shouts in anger

VALI PATEL

Mum ! tell them no!!

Cuts the call and tosses the phone aside, as he pulls up at

the unit

(back to where we started)

VALI’s car pulls up, ASIF stands from his restful pose no

longer using the bat as a crutch as to which to lean on.

VALI gets out the car, slams the door. Tosses his jacket

aside, grabs the bat off ASIF, we hear a mumbling of pleas

from the person in the chair, VALI begins to pummel his leg

without saying a word. until he hears a snap, a loud muffle

scream escapes the victim in the chair.

VALI throws the bat aside and walks back towards his car.

Opening his boot he rifles though it, and finds a Stanley

knife. Standing before DANNY he exposes the blade, the fire

reflecting and dancing off the metallic sharp edge

RIZ and ASIF watch silently, the muffled screams of DANNY

get louder, tears rolling down his face

VALI makes a small incision on his cheek, DANNY releases a

muffled scream

ASIF TABAT

VAL…

VALI PATEL

Shut the fuck up..

VALI stops and looks at DANNY, he makes another larger cut

on his other cheek Just deep enough to scar

VALI PATEL

Now.. DANNY is it? this is whats

going to happen. I’m going to

remove this gag from your mouth.

When i do , you’re not going to

scream or cry or plead, all i want

is the name of the person who gave

them to you to deal. If you tell me

his name i will let you live, if

you don’t.. I’m going to peel your

VALI PATEL (cont’d)

face off with this here knife but

this time I’m going to heat the

blade up a little.. you know.. just

for kicks..Do you hear me DANNY

DANNY nods profusely

VALI PATEL

All i want to hear is the name..

its as easy as that DANNY.. you

ready.. ?

VALI slowly peels off the tape, DANNY labors for breath

splutters and spits out a sizeable amount of blood

DANNY

L….LEE … LEE DRIVER..

VALI looks back at RIZ

RIZ AHMED

LARRY’s boy..

VALI PATEL

Motherfucker..

VALI grabs the tape and puts it back onto his mouth, trying

to keep DANNY’s head still as he applies it

VALI PATEL

You’ve made a few mistakes today

DANNY some small and some big ones

that will ultimately change your

life! The first mistake you made

DANNY was the fact that you were

dealing on my turf.. But your

biggest mistake was dealing to my

brother, and that i don’t take too

kindly too…

VALI looks over at RIZ, instructs RIZ so DANNy hears every

word

VALI PATEL

Break his arms and legs, and dump

him outside the hospital..

VALI walks towards ASIF, as RIZ starts swinging his golf

club

.

VALI PATEL

ASIF, get DAWOOD on the phone..

tell him to arrange a meet, we need

to set a few things straight

VALI pulls out a cigarette, lights it on the drum and

inhales as the camera pans out to the sound of dull thudding

as metal meets flesh and bone..

*** End of Chapter 11***

****** End of pilot, end of script *****

TURF – Chapter 10

TURF

Chapter 10

EXT.THE CEMETERY

VALI pulls up in the car park and walks to the the adjacent

cemetery, he seearches for a particular grave. Stands before

it says a little prayer and walks on, to the other side of

the graveyard. He sees a figure, leaning on a wooden clad

barrier.

As he approaches, the figure stands and they both embrace. A

hearty embrace, patting each other on the back

(the following exchange that takes place with VALI,

individual’s background nor name is mentioned)

VALI PATEL

How goes it!

ZAK

Not too bad .. you?

VALI PATEL

Ahh been one of those weeks! The

day ive had, fucking hell.. kill me

now

ZAK

Is that in regards to business or

pleasure?

VALI PATEL

All the above! Having problems with

mo…

ZAK

MO? Your Muhammad?

VALI PATEL

Yeah, hes been taking pills. Took a

few too many and now hes in

hospital

ZAK looks a little taken aback

VALI PATEL

Don’t worry hes fine, theyve kept

him in

ZAK

Any idea where he got them from?

VALI PATEL

On fucking college campus, can you

believe it!

ZAK

Any idea who hes working for?

VALI PATEL

Not yet.. but i will by tonight

ZAK

Go easy, nothing stupid..

VALI PATEL

Yeah yeah.. I’m just so fucking

disappointed! I thought he was

better than that, looks like I’m

going to have to keep a closer eye

on him! Just what i fucking need !

VALI digs into his pockets pulling out a cigarette and

lights it

ZAK

I’m serious … i know how you get

with family, and i thought you

quit!

VALI PATEL

Last one…

ZAK

Yeah! [Laughs] I’m sure….this

dealing of pills is a bit of a

worry.

VALI PATEL

Yeah, bets are its Larry and his

bunch of fucks.

ZAK

Hmm maybe, the pakis aren’t ones to

adhere to rules either

VALI PATEL

Well.. an example is going to be

set, along with another meet

ZAK

Well that’s what i would do, but

expect some push back on the

dealing

VALI PATEL

As long as they stick to their own

areas, their own turf i dint give a

fuck what they do.

ZAK

So what’re you gonna do? If they

encroach on your turf?

VALI smokes silently, thinking..

ZAK

Whatever you decide to do, make it

clear at the meet. so there’s no

confusion and this example you’re

going to set, with this dealer..

make it a meaningful one. Remember

any sign of weakness…

VALI smokes and nods.

VALI PATEL

.. can result in blood.. i know.

They fall silent for a few moments, VALI finishing off his

cigarette

VALI PATEL

I went to see Ibrahim Musa’s

daughter today

ZAK

[laughs]Tea Party?! How did that

go?

VALI PATEL

Ah you know.. the usual, another

pretentious idiot. Demanding a man

with a bank balance, spouting off

about how she wants to be oh so

independent but wants to be looked

after!

ZAK

[laughs] Poor girl! I’m sure you

gave her a little talk

VALI PATEL

Too fucking right i did, by the end

of it she was on the verge of tears

and a new found respect for the

dominance of VALI PATEL

ZAK

You’re such a dick [laughs]

VALI PATEL

I did her a favor, i mean you

shouldve seen her. Pretentious,

arrogant like she was better than

me because she thought i worked at

the newsagents…she was shaped

like a Fucking christmas tree for gods

sake!

Both laugh as VALI pulls out another cigarette

ZAK

Well at least you put her off. So

who are you seeing nowadays ive

lost track

VALI PATEL

Well there’s Aaliyah..

ZAK

You still seeing her.. i thought

that was off?

VALI PATEL

Well its on and off, still the

usual story. She wants to get

hitched, but I’m Indian shes paki

blah blah

ZAK

Ahh and youre ready to settle

VALI PATEL

Fuck that! Last thing i want is to

be tied down, you know that! Only

reason i go to these tea parties is

to get my parents off mt case!

ZAK

You still seeing that white girl?

VALI PATEL

LISA? yeah.. shes nagging me a

little too much now, and I’m

starting to think she has major

anger issues

ZAK

[Laughs] well you sure know how to

pick em, you know for a captain and

the head of the three groups. Your

quite the diverse individual.. get

you a nice Indian bride from back

home and I’ll present you with a

certificate of achievement !

VALI laughs and punches ZAK in the arm playfully

VALI PATEL

Shut up you ass hole!

VALI looks at the watch noticing how dark it seems to be

getting

VALI PATEL

Fuck i need to go, ill let you know

how i get on. Same time next week?

ZAK

Yeah.. remember what i said.

Both embrace shake hands and part ways

*** End of Chapter 10 ***

TURF – Chapter 9

TURF

Chapter 9

 

INT.FRAME BY FRAME SNOOKER HALL

A dark dimly lit snooker hall split into two sections, one

section filled with arcades and seats all laid out in an

open planned space

The back section, filled with snooker tables and seats

The Arcade area, is filled with smoke a small reception desk

in the corner. Seats placed in the middle, seats have five

individuals smoking weed

IMZ KHAN

This stuff is shit.. .

HUSSEIN LEHRI

What do you expect its from the

goras [Whites]

MOZ FAZAL

Why the fuck are you buying shit

from them for?

HUSSEIN LEHRI

I’m not into the hard stuff! And we

don’t supply the soft shit!

HAROON KHAN

Why is that?

IMZ KHAN

Why is what?

HAROON KHAN

Why are we not supplying?

IMZ KHAN

You know why!

HAROON KHAN

Why the fuck are we listening to

the fucking Indians! This pact you

have with VALI it isn’t doing us

any favours?

IRFAN QURESHI

If you had your way you’d be

selling dope to 5 year olds

HAROON KHAN

Shut the fuck up

IRFAN takes a long drag on the joint he takes from HUSSEIN

IRFAN QURESHI

We’re making plenty of money, we

have the booze and fags

HAROON KHAN

But its not making us the real

money! the biys in rochdale..

HUSSEIN LEHRI

You mean your cousin in Rochdale..

HAROON KHAN

The point is! theyre making real

money! The cars they drive, fuck!

And here i am stuck in a fucking

toyota corolla!

Hussein laughs, coughing and spluttering

HAROON KHAN

We need to do something IMZ, fuck

the Indians! fuck the pact lets

start doing our own shit

IMZ KHAN

Look! We’re making good money…

MOZ FAZAL

He does have a point, we could be

making more?

IRFAN QURESHI

High risk though

HAROON KHAN

Not if we do it properly?

IMZ KHAN

Arent you getting married next

month?

HAROON KHAN

Yeah back home, not like it means

much!

IRFAN shakes his head

IMZ KHAN

No.. last thing i want is fucking

problems. Problems with the cops,

problems with the Indians! We’re in

no position to challenge anyone.

HAROON KHAN

Stop being a pussy!

IMZ shoots him a look

IMZ KHAN

i said no..

HAROON KHAN

Fuck this!

HAROON walks off, dropping queues as he walks to the exit

IRFAN QURESHI

He is right you know, we should be

making much more

IMZ KHAN

For fucks sake!

IRFAN QURESHI

I’m just saying, its been a long

time. Its time there was a

change…

IMZ takes the joint from IRFAN and inhales

IMZ KHAN

Yeah..

*** End of Chapter 9 ***

TURF – Chapter 8

TURF

 

Chapter 8

 

INT.THE MISTRESS’ HOME

VAL and LISA are in bed, naked, the duvet barely covering

them

VALI PATEL

Now i thought you were an atheist?

There was a lot of ’Oh gods’ in

there

LISA hits him as VALI draws her close

VALI PATEL

So.. how’ve you been

LISA FISHER

Oh now you ask..

VALI PATEL

I know .. i know

LISA FISHER

Let me guess, not had the time?

VALI PATEL

Aww come on LISA .. you know how it

is.. did you get my..

LISA FISHER

Flowers? Yes.. that doesn’t make up

for the fact that i havent seen you

for over a week..

VALI PATEL

Will you stop..

VALI kisses her, as she tries to sit up

LISA FISHER

That’s your answer to everything..

VALI laughs

LISA FISHER

So.. when are you taking me out?

VALI PATEL

Soon..

LISA FISHER

Its always soon, its been 8 months.

you promised me!

VALI PATEL

And i promise, i will.. now ive

bought you a little something ..

VAL leans over the bed grabbing his jeans from the floor,

removing a small jewelery box from his pocket.

He hands the small box to LISA, excited she grabs the box

from his hands

LISA FISHER

Oh you shouldn’t have..

She opens the box slowly, removing a sterling silver pearl

necklace. LISA squeals in delight, handing it to VALI

LISA FISHER

Put it on…

VALI puts it on her, before she skips out of bed and starts

looking at it in the mirror.

VALI PATEL

You like?

LISA FISHER

Its beautiful..

VALI PATEL

Did i hear a thank you?

She jumps on top of him, straddling him

LISA FISHER

Il say thank you the best way i

know how..

As she kisses him, VALI’s phone goes off.

LISA FISHER

no.. no don’t.

VALI reaches for his phone on the bedside cabinet, he

answers it as LISA gets off of him

VALI PATEL

Yeah.. you got him? Good.. I’ll be

there in a couple of hours.. warm

him up for me in the meantime..

VALI puts the phone down and scrolls through his messages.

He sees a text he has received stating ’3pm usual place’

VALI looks at the time

VALI PATEL

Shit, i gotta go babe

LISA FISHER

Already? Where?

VALI PATEL

Work..

LISA FISHER

This cant keep going on VALI.. You

come you go as you please.. what

kind of relationship is this?

VALI PATEL

LISA don’t start..

LISA FISHER

Don’t start?!

LISA throws the empty jewelery box at VALI, VALI continues

to dress himself. Further enraging LISA

LISA FISHER

I want more than this! Stop

ignoring me !

VALI PATEL

Calm down! look we will talk about

this when i get back

LISA begins to throw pillows and anything she can get her

hands on at VALI

VALi trying to deflect the objects, trying to address LISA

VALI PATEL

Will you calm the fuck down! you

know i cant talk to you when you’re

like this !

VALI still trying to deflect, objects as one of her shoes

hits him on the head

VALI PATEL

Fuck this

VALI grabs his clothes and jacket and leaves, getting into

his car as he hears enraged screaming coming from LISA’s house.

Looking at the time on his phone, taking a quick glance at the upper story Window, he drives away muttering ‘crazy bitch’

*** End of Chapter 8 ***

TURF – Chapter 7

TURF

Chapter 7

ASIF speaks to his cousin

ASIF TABAT

Faz.. do what i tell you to do,

text me and tell me where he plans

to give you his shit.. just fucking

do it

RIZ AHMED

is he doing it or what

ASIF TABAT

Just give it a few minutes ..

RIZ sighs and slams his head back into his headrest

ASIF TABAT

such a bitch

ASIF’s phone goes off, receiving a text

ASIF TABAT

here we go.. behind the sports gym

on the college side… lets go

RIZ turns the car around, turns the corner and parks up in

view of the rear end of the sports hall

RIZ AHMED

Text him and tell him to buy

whatever it is hes selling, i want

to see where hes stashing it all

ASIF sends the text, and they wait. They see ASIF’s cousin

Faz approaching the sports hall.

ASIF TABAT

There he is..

RIZ AHMED

No sign of DANNY yet

ASIF TABAT

Aaa.. there .. here he comes..

They watch as Faz and DANNY greet each other, DANNY

beckoning to Faz to keep some distance.

RIZ AHMED

Where are you hiding your shit…

cmon..

DANNY reaches under an industrial bin, and pulls out a taped

clear bag.

RIZ AHMED

Bingo!

ASIF TABAT

Get your bat… let FAZ clear out

first

FAZ and DANNY make the exchange and FAZ leaves. DANNY starts

to walk back to the industrial bin, RIZ and ASIF leave the

car, RIZ darting to DANNY as he is bending over to put his

stash back. RIZ kicks him in the ribs, as DANNY holds his

ribs in pain both ASIF and RIZ lay into him

RIZ AHMED

You little shit, who the fuck do

you think you are. ASIF!?

ASIF busy kicking DANNY in the ribs

RIZ AHMED

ASIF!

ASIF TABAT

WHAT?!

RIZ AHMED

Zip tie him!

RIZ hands him the zip ties and holds his hands together as

DANNY tries to struggle and begins to plead

ASIF kicks him harder the more he starts to struggle

ASIF TABAT

Hold still you fuck, never fucking

mind please, shouldve thought of

that before you decided to deal

your shit

ASIF ties his hands together

RIZ AHMED

Get the car and bring the tape for

his mouth, I’m getting tired of

kicking him.

ASIF begins to wheeze a little

RIZ AHMED

For fuck sake, you having a heart

attack! stop fucking smoking!

ASIF holds up his middle finger and heads towards the car.

They load him into the boot, ASIF makes a Call as they get

into the car

ASIF TABAT

VALI its done, yeah we’ve got him.

Taking him to the usual place,

where are you? Okay..

RIZ AHMED

So? Where is he?

ASIF TABAT

With his bird by the sounds of it?

RIZ AHMED

The question is… which one?

ASIF laughs as they set off to drive to their destination

*** End of Chapter 7 ***

TURF – Chapter 6

TURF

Chapter 6

INT. THE CAR – RIZ AND ASIF SCENE 2

RIZ is driving, and ASIF is fiddling with the radio.

RIZ AHMED

Will you leave one bloody station

on

ASIF TABAT

Nothings on!

RIZ AHMED

Switch it off then! You’re like a

five year old !

ASIF switches off the radio

ASIF TABAT

VAL’s going to see that Musa girl

today..

RIZ laughs

RIZ AHMED

Does his girlfriend know?

ASIF TABAT

What do you think?

RIZ AHMED

He should just marry her

ASIF TABAT

Hmm.. i don’t think his parents

would be too pleased.

RIZ AHMED

Well she is muslim..

ASIF TABAT

But pakistani don’t forget.

RIZ AHMED

They should count their blessings,

hes not bringing home a guy!

ASIF laughs hard

ASIF TABAT

Are you calling my mate VAL queer!

RIZ AHMED

Shut up you dick, you know what i

mean!

ASIF TABAT

Yeah, that VAL’s either gay or

bisexual

RIZ hits ASIF in the arm

ASIF TABAT

Okay okay! I’m joking!

RIZ AHMED

In this day and age i think parents

should consider the fact that their

kids may be gays and lesbians even!

That sikh girl on Whalley, prime

example

ASIF TABAT

What?!

RIZ AHMED

What? you havent heard! its been

going around for ages! The girl and

her best mate, some white girl were

having sleep overs… quite

frequently and one day she just

never came home!

ASIF TABAT

What? That doesn’t mean shes gay!?

RIZ AHMED

You idiot, she ran away with this

white girl because they were

involved! Lovers!

ASIF TABAT

Bullshit!

RIZ AHMED

Its true! you need to come out the

cave you been living in! its been

going on for ages !

ASIF TABAT

Fucking hell ! you know that only

happened for one reason

RIZ AHMED

Yeah? Oh do tell Dr Tabat?

ASIF TABAT

Because she wasn’t and hasn’t been

formally introduced to this!

ASIF grabs his crotch, RIZ laughs

RIZ AHMED

You’re such a dick, so what you’re

saying Mr TABAT

ASIF TABAT

Doctor!

RIZ AHMED

DR Tabat, once she experiences all

3 inches of you

ASIF TABAT

Ahem.. three and a half

RIZ laughs

RIZ AHMED

Excuse me, all three and a half.

She’ll be cured, shagged straight?

ASIF TABAT

Bingo!

RIZ AHMED

Interesting theory… i wonder if

that would work on the guys?

ASIF TABAT

Piss off !!

RIZ AHMED

HA..

They pull up at the college, parking up on the kerb

RIZ AHMED

Okay.. so what’re we doing?

ASIF TABAT

We’re looking for a DANIAL PATHAN..

they call him DANNY

RIZ AHMED

Fucking coconut

ASIF pulls his phone out

ASIF TABAT

My cousin is here, hes said hes

always in and out of the common

rooms and the canteen

RIZ AHMED

Did your cousin say whether or not

he was dealing?

ASIF TABAT

Nah he wouldn’t know! He’s one of

them, goes in does his crap, goes

to the library and comes home

RIZ AHMED

Well hes a great help!

ASIF TABAT

Shut up and let me give him a call

INT. THE MISTRESS

VALI knocks on the door, to be greeted by a blonde white

girl mid twenties.

LISA FISHER

Can i help you?

VALI PATEL

Yes, i was wondering if you could

spare a few minutes. To hear about

the many problems we face in this

world And about gods plan, his plan

to save this world and your very

soul?

LISA FISHER

I’m an atheist I’m afraid.. I’m

sorry

She begins to close the door

VALI PATEL

Ah.. this is your soul we’re

talking about miss. Could you spare

just a few minutes?

LISA looks at her watch

LISA FISHER

Hmm i suppose i could spare a

couple of minutes..

She invites him in and closes the door behind him, he grabs

her and pins her against the wall kissing her passionately.

He picks her up and carries her upstairs

EXT.AT THE COLLEGE

ASIF and RIZ wait outside the college gates, sat in the car.

RIZ AHMED

Sigh.. How long!?

ASIF TABAT

He’ll call when he sees him! shut

the fuck up and stop moaning!

RIZ AHMED

Arrghh! i hate all this waiting

around !

ASIF TABAT

You got the zip ties handy?

RIZ AHMED

Yeah yeah ! so whats the plan, we

wait until he comes outside and

grab him?

ASIF TABAT

Well ive asked my cousin to keep an

eye on him and tell me about his

whereabouts

RIZ AHMED

What the fuck? Why don’t you just

tell your cousin to get him

outside..

ASIF TABAT

What? hows he going to do that you

nob?!

RIZ AHMED

i don’t know! tell him he wants to

sample or buy whatever hes dealing!

ASIF TABAT

That’s not a bad idea?! Let me give

him a call.

Asif struggles to pull out his phone, much to the annoyance of Riz who lets out a large sigh…

*** End of Chapter 6 ***

Turf – Chapter 5

TURF 

Chapter 5

INT. THE TEA PARTY

VALI pulls up in a terraced street, unsure as to whether he

is at the correct house.

Parking up and pulling his phone out of his pocket he checks

his text messages.

[Message received from Sophie: Detailing the address wishing

VALI luck]]

VALI sighs, looks at himself in the rear view mirror

adjusting his hair before exiting the car.

Approaching the door he hears the television blaring, he

knocks on the door and waits.

The door opens, he is greeted by an elderly woman dressed in

a scarf

ELDERLY WOMAN

(In Gujarati) Come in son

VALI forces a smile and enters the house, dated wallpaper

lining the walls he enters a narrow corridor and takes his

shoes off adding to the pile already on the floor.

The elderly woman waits as he removes his shoes and motions

him into the front room.

ELDERLY WOMAN

(In Gujarati)Have a seat son,

I’ll call her down.

VALI Stands in the narrow passage, a room and a set of

stairs to the left of him, and a doorway to the back room

directly in front of him

He enters the front room. the source of all the noise. A

large elderly Asian man in an armchair is seated and

watching an Asian drama.

Without getting up or making any form of eye contact, he

lifts a hand and points to the adjacent sofa

ELDERLY MAN

Come in, sit

VALI takes a seat, he looks across looking at the elderly

man and how engrossed he is in the drama

The ELDERLY WOMAN comes into the room stands by the door and

beckons VALI to come to the other room

ELDERLY WOMAN

(In Gujarati) Come son, shes

in the other room

VALI walks to the back room, he sees a frumpy Asian girls

dressed in green with glasses on. A quick look of

disappointment flashing across his face before regaining his

composure. Sitting on an armchair. VALI walks into the room

and sits on the sofa opposite.

The elderly woman leaves the room.

SHEREEN

Hi, I’m Shereen..

INT. THE CAR – RIZ AND ASIF

RIZ and ASIF are in the car on the way to the college. Riz

driving, Asif in the passengers seat rolling up.

RIZ AHMED

You better not be dropping all that

crap in my car, that stuff stinks

ASIF TABAT

Yeah yeah, drive in a straight line

and you’ve got nothing to worry

about

RIZ swerves hard, making ASIF drop some of his tobacco on

the floor

ASIF TABAT

You nob!

RIZ AHMED

There was a cat on the road!

ASIF TABAT

As close to pussy as you’re going

to get !

RIZ AHMED

Ha ha! What’re we doing anyway? who

is this guy?

ASIF TABAT

I don’t know? But he did sound

pissed, and we know that doesn’t

happen very often

RIZ AHMED

What you mean? of course it does,

remember what he did to that dealer

ASIF TABAT

On the corner of Gilnow gardens…

RIZ AHMED

That’s the one, i actually felt

sorry for him

ASIF TABAT

You?! Feel sorry for someone?

please ! I’ve know some cold

hearted fucks in my time and let me

tell you.. you’re up there mate

RIZ AHMED

Piss off..

Asif Laughs

RIZ AHMED

So.. we know hes pissed VAL off

royally, so hes either fucked about

with one of his sisters or..

ASIF TABAT

Is distributing things he shouldn’t

be doing..

RIZ AHMED

Well not on our turf anyway!

21.

INT. THE TEA PARTY SCENE 2

VALI sits there with a cup of tea and samosas before him,

the samosa glistening in the dim light dripping with cooking

oil

VALI PATEL

So you’re a legal assistant?

SHEREEN

Yeah, i tend to prep the documents

and liaise with the solicitors to

ensure all is prepped and ready for

their relevant cases.

VALI PATEL

I see…

VALI adds sugar to his tea and gives it a slow stir

VALI PATEL

So you enjoy your job?

SHEREEN

Yes.. very much so, it allows me a

view of the various different types

of people and the cases associated

with those people

VALI PATEL

Ahh that’s lovely.. so potentially,

i take it you see yourself taking

the relevant legal exams and

becoming a solicitor in the long

run?

SHEREEN

That’s correct..

VALI takes a sip of his tea and tries to mask his disgust on

its taste.

SHEREEN

So tell me about you, what are you

looking for in a potential partner?

VALI PATEL

Well someone moderately religious,

kind, outgoing..

SHEREEN

What do you do? Work wise?

VALI PATEL

Well i manage the family business.

SHEREEN

The shop?

VALI PATEL

The factory… So what are you

looking for in a partner?

SHEREEN

Someone religious, some one who

will look after me and our kids…

some one who can support me

financially

VALI PATEL

Financially? In what way?

SHEREEN hesitates

SHEREEN

Just.. someone with a good job,

that can cater and look after the

needs of his wife and children?

VALI PATEL

Wouldn’t love be enough?

SHEREEN

What do you mean?

VALI PATEL

The love between a husband and

wife? Wouldn’t that be enough to

cater to the families needs

SHEREEN

Love wouldn’t keep a roof over my

head and feed my children

VALI puts his cup down and smiles

VALI PATEL

I’m sure love would find a way?

SHEREEN a little taken aback

VALI PATEL

So basically, what you’ve told me

so far.. is you want to become a

solicitor, yet you have no

intention of supporting yourself.

VALI PATEL (cont’d)

But rather be looked after, catered

to.. you… and these children…

where love may or may not exist?

But the desire to procreate and

live your life as a housewife for

the rest of your days? does that

about sum it up?

SHEREEN

…No.. i think you’ve

misunderstood me.. Love is

important to me. But security is

more of an importance for me..

VALI PATEL

I understand… so let me ask you

this.. you meet this man, this man

who gives you all the security you

desire as well as the children you

speak of.. You have it all but lack

the love aspect, no attraction or

love? What then? Do you give up on

love and live the rest of your life

as husband and wife by label alone?

SHEREEN

I…

VALI PATEL

Its ok .. take your time..

VALI sits back, absent mindedly grabbing the cup of tea and

taking another sip, and letting out a cough.