S1/E2: ALIYA - The Story By Minna Davies (Episode 2)



Aliya running in panic turning back occasionally and each time, Lala is behind her.




Episode Two
ALIYA
The story
By MINNA DAVIES









ALIYA (V.O)
A year ago I didn’t know what I wanted
To my life, and now...

BACK TO PRESENT

Aliya running in panic turning back occasionally and each time, Lala is behind her.

ALIYA (V.O)
...now I am running for it.

                                                     Fade out


Aliya rushes in and slams the door, locks it with a sigh and rest on the door sliding down to sit. The fear in her heart reads in her eyes. She has never been more afraid.

Back at the uncompleted building, Lala returns to meet TJ.

LALA
I lost her boss.

TJ takes a sock from his lollipop. With a soft chuckle he walks to Lala punches him in the belly. Lala groaning in pain falls to the ground.

TJ
Find her fool. If that video goes viral...

TJ walks away.

TJ
...And clean up that mess, or you would be it.

                                                     Fade out

A YEAR AGO
Class room, Aliya standing in front of the class, looking lost. She really does not know what to say

MR TEGA
Aliya.

ALIYA
I haven't really thought about it.


MR TEGA
You are in your last year in high school,
When would you think about i?


ALIYA (V.O.)
Everybody knows what they wanted to
do with their lives.

JOEL sitting at the back of the class, his legs on his desk picking his nose, and flips that hand in his mouth and then his ear, disgusting.

ALIYA (V.O.)
Even Joel, he wants to become a doctor.
 God have mercy on his patients. I didn’t
know what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew
I didn’t want to be like my mum.



MR TEGA
I am giving you till the end of the
term. Figure it out and come tell us.

ALIYA walks back to her sit. JANE Beside her leans over.

JANE
(Whispering)
I thought you dance.

ALIYA
Yeah. But that is not what I want.
I can’t help my mom with that.
I need something profession

JANE
You are sick. What is Diane doing
with your boyfriend?

ALIYA Turns back and sees DIANE and SEGUN flirting.

ALIYA
Great.

BACK TO PRESENT

Aliya sitting behind the door, fear still in her eyes. Flashes run through her head, the pity face of the man, the trigger of the gun, blood slashing, his face hitting the ground, the eyes of both Lala seeing her hiding, hanging behind the window.
ALIYA
(panicking)
Please... please.

She picks her bag and walks off...
...She enters her room, her bag slides down from her hand she
shuts the door.

BATH ROOM- Her hand opens the shower. Her hand is on the bathroom wall as the water down her legs. A flash of the gun firing makes her stumble. She falls to the ground crying.

KITCHEN- Egg frying on the frying pan.

DINNING TABLE. With a fork she scoops a slice of egg in her mouth

Her phone beep, a message from her Mom, She locks the phone and continues with her meal. Her phone rings, it’s her mum. She ignores it.


A YEAR AGO

The Dance studio, three dancers on the floor rehearsing. Three more are sited on the floor talking.

DANCER
One, two, one two three, one,
one...
Door cracks open Aliya enters she is angry and does not return any greetings. She enters the changing room and comes out changed from her uniform to her rehearsal kit and goes to the floor. ADE stands and goes towards her.

ADE
Hey, didn’t you hear us saying hi.

ALIYA
Sorry. I am not in a good mood.

ADE
And maybe you should go home. I
can't have your emotions getting in
the way of my rehearsal.

ALIYA
What?! Not you too.


ADE
What are you talking about?
You should sit this one girl.
(to the others)
Are you guys ready?

ALIYA
But I know the steps.

DANCER
Yeah.
She goes to sit on the floor. She is angry. And she starts to mumble silently

ADE
Okay we start it from the chorus.

BACK TO PRESENT

ALIYA’S BED ROOM-
She is already covering up in her bed sleeping. The bang from the sitting room door scares her up. Aliya is really scared. She wraps herself in her bed.

MAN
Hey... come out... I know you are in here...
Do not make me come for you


                                                             Fade out 
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