Burn – Part 13

INT. THE COTTAGE – BEDROOM – KITCHEN
Lilith and Kimmi stare at each other like they’re in a spaghetti western all the while WE GENTLY PULL OUT.

LILITH
Yes.

WE HEAR plastic tiles being flipped down.

LILITH (CONT’D)
Yes.

BEAT.

LILITH (CONT’D)
Nope.

Kimmi puts down her pad and takes a shot of rum.

LILITH (CONT’D)
Does she have brown hair?

Kimmi nods.

LILITH (CONT’D)
Is she dressed like a librarian?

Kimmi thinks about it then laughs uncontrollably shaking her head.

Lilith takes a shot whilst Kimmi can’t stop laughing. By now we can see that they are playing “Who’s Who” and they have drunk a lot of rum. Lilith passes a joint to Kimmi who takes a drag.

LILITH (CONT’D)
It’s far too quiet. I gotta put some music on.

Lilith puts on Patsy Cline – WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT and dances around the kitchen eventually picking up Kimmi and getting both dancing and drinking themselves silly.

All of a suddenly Kimmi freezes. Did she hear something?

KNOCK KNOCK!

Kimmi panics and Lilith sends her deeper into the cottage.

Lilith composes herself and opens the door.

LILITH (CONT’D)
What?

Outside stands a tall well dressed man. DCS KAL TENNENT as per the ID he is holding.

TENNENT
I’m so sorry to disturb at this hour…
LILITH
Yes. Yes. What do you want?
TENNENT
…I would have left this ’till the morning only we’re looking for your former husband. I’m afraid he’s in trouble.
LILITH
What’s he done now?
TENNENT
Do you mind if I come inside?
LILITH
Never on a first date.

The copper is unamused.

LILITH (CONT’D)
I haven’t seen him.
TENNENT
Are you alone madam?
LILITH
Can I see your ID again?
He obliges.
TENNENT
Do you mind if I have a look around?
LILITH
Tell you what – come round tomorrow and I’ll show you round.

Tennent puts his toe in the door.

TENNENT
Tonight would better.
LILITH
Careful. I believe that’s trespass.
TENNENT
You seem a little defensive.
LILITH
Do I?
TENNENT
Got guests?
He sniffs the air.
LILITH
Stranger turns up in the middle of the night claiming to be a copper, asking me questions about a man I haven’t seen in years. A man whom owes me a whole bunch of money. Perhaps if you were more attentive when I asked you lot for help way back when and it wasn’t so fucking late and I hadn’t just scoffed that half a bottle of rum I would be a little more hospitable. However you didn’t and it is and I did. So unless you’ve got a warrant would you please take your goddamn foot out of my fucking door and pester someone who gives a fuck.

Tennent studies her for a long while.

TENNENT
Sorry to disturb you madam. Please take my card…Just in case.

Lilith takes the card and watches the man return to his car.

LILITH
(shouting after Tennent)
…when you find him make sure he resists arrest will ya?

Then she closes the door.

LILITH (CONT’D)
Well that went well.

EXT. THE COTTAGE – DRIVE – NIGHT
Tennent walks around the drive looking for clues. He notices the marks of Mickey’s car on the ground. He tests the tracks and they are wet.

Further along he spies a piece of bloody cloth.

He picks it up and inspects it.

He then smells it then pulls out his phone.

No signal.

Damn!

He walks around a bit holding the phone up, looking for a signal.

Nothing.

Just then a car pulls up at the end of the lane and stops.

Whoever the driver is they seem to be regarding Tennent.

Tennent lowers the phone then steps forward.

The car slowly rolls forward.

Here we go.

The phone bleeps – A signal.

Tennent reaches for a his sidearm just as a spade is slammed into his face.

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