The three clerks are in a filing room and outside of the window is the black void of space. They are sat back on their recliner chairs behind their desks.
Essence- Do you ever miss home?
Affi- Home! Ha!
Essence- What, don’t you miss it then?
Affi- If this mission hadn’t have come up I probably would’ve topped myself by now.
Essence- Seems a bit severe.
Darry- You know what she’s like, just ignore her. Being dramatic as ever.
Affi- She’s right, my life on earth was great! I had men dropping at my feet.
Darry- Tough choice to leave them behind was it?
Affi- Don’t you just know it.
Essence- What about you Darry? Do you miss home?
Darry- Not really, I didn’t exactly have anybody back home, at least here I have friends. I take it you miss it?
Essence- It’s strange knowing that I probably won’t see my parents again but I know that what we are doing is bigger than all of us and I am proud to be a part of it.
Affi- Ha! You are kidding right?
Affi- We are office girls, we aren’t part of something bigger, we’re the eye candy for the officers that are.
Darry- Well, I am proud of myself for being here. It’s not every day that you get to be a part of a mission this huge. We are travelling to a whole new galaxy and hopefully when we get there, we’ll find somewhere capable of sustaining human life.
Affi- Cause we already fucked up our own planet!
Just then an officer walked in their office and picked a file out of one of the drawers.
Affi- Hi sir (said with flirtation)
Officer- Hi. (bluntly)
Affi- Fine then, he wasn’t that blasé last night about it all.
Darry- Piss off, you’ve never even met him before he walked in here.
Affi- Want to put some money on that?
Darry- Shut up will you.
Affi gets up and follows the officer out of the room
The next scene will be posted 1st August 2014. Please feel free to comment below
M. W. Rowe