The Birthday Kiss
Starts off in Hyper and Sallys flat. Hypers just woken up and makes his way downstairs rubbing his eyes. Wearing just his boxer shorts he finds Sally in the kitchen making his breakfast. Hyper seems shocked by this
Hyper: Wots all this for? Have I missed something?
Sally Laughs and turns round
Sally: Wot is it a crime to make my flatmate a nice fill breakfast on his birthday?
Hyper: Oh god yeh its my birthday isnt it? I must be getting old if ive forgotten it
Sally: No dont you mean youve been trying to forget it, and you reckon you could get it past us lot?
Hyper laughs and begins reading the post that woz on the table. He spots one addressed to him and he begins opening it, and reads the card inside
Hyper: I dont believe it
Sally: Wotsup whos the card from?
Hyper put the card in his pocket and begins making his way out of the living room door
Hyper: Im going to get ready for work, I dont feel like a breafast sorry
Sally: But Hyper wotsup?
Hyper: Sally please just leave it yeh?
Hyper then leaves the room leaving Sally feeling very confused.
Sally and Hyper are approaching the station, Hyper spots Adam, smiles and nods at him.
Sally: You still got a chrush on him?
Hyper stares down at Sally and frowns
Hyper: Just leave it out Sally, I bet your all having a laugh about this arnt you? Oh Rob fancies Adam but oh no hes straight
Sally: Hyper I woz only asking, wot is wrong with you today?
Hyper: Its none of your buisness just please leave me alone
Adam and HiHo approach Hyper and Sally, Adam playfully pushes Hyper
Adam: Hows the birthday boy then? So 35 eh? Only 5years off the big 4 0 eh?
HiHo: Yeh mate your getting old
Hyper: Look can we please not talk about my birthday, ive had 34 of them b4 they are not anything special
Hyper storms past them and up the stairs. Adam pulls a face and looks towards Sally
Adam: Ok Please tell wot is wrong with him?
Sally shruggs her shoulders
Sally: I dont have a clue, he turned funny when he got a card off someone, dunno who
HiHo: Probably the mid life crisis
Adam and Sally stare at HiHo and both crack up laughing
HiHo: Wots so funny?
Adam: Nothing HiHo, your just a joke sometimes
HiHo: Why? It could be the mid life crisis, I knew someone who went through the crisis at 35
Sally: Yeh ok mate, but not Hyper, trust me. Anyway hows that girl? Wot woz her name Rachel or something?
Adam: Not a good subject im afraid Sal, she died
Sally looks towards HiHo whos head is hung low
Sally: Oh HiHo, im so sorry
HiHo: Nothing anyone could do about, anyway come on we will be late for roll call
Sally and Adam give each other weird glances and all three of them make there way upstairs.
About Ten minutes later during roll call
Pearce: Firefighter Green?
Pearce: Firefighter Fields?
Pearce: Firefigher Sharpe?
Hyper seems to be a world of his own and doesnt hear Pearce, Adam turns to face Hyper, Pearce seems to fume and raises his voice
Pearce: Firefighter Sharpe?
Hyper suddenly comes back to earth and looks around at everyone and then back to Pearce
Hyper: Sorry, Sub
Pearce: Thank You Rob, maybe next time you could be paying abit more attention
Pearce: Ok, Blue Watch, Blue Watch Shun for your duties fall out
Everyone moves out and Hyper sneaks off on his own awy from everyone, Adam follows in concern
Hyper ignores him and carries on walking
Adam: Rob? You alright mate?
Hyper stops and begins taking off his uniform
Adam: Come on Rob wotsup? Youve been in a weird mood since youve walked in the door, you dont seem to be with it today
Hyper looks at Adam and smiles
Hyper: Im fine honest, dont worry about me
Adam: It is the midlife crisis isnt it? HiHo woz right
Hyper laughs and playfully pushes Adam
Hyper: Nah mate im not that old yet, give it a few more years
Adam: Oh good, I knew HiHo wasnt right, I thought it woz too good to be true, I mean HiHo been right
In the distance HiHo can be seen turning round from talking to Recall and staring at Adam
HiHo: I heard that
Adam turns around and gives him a cheesy grin
Adam: Oh Good
Adam turns back round to Hyper
Adam: You are going to be alright for tonight arnt you?
Hyper pulls a face
Hyper: Tonight? Wots happening tonight?
Adam: Oh come on Hyper, you really think that you would get away with not having a party for your birthday?
Hyper: Oh im not to sure Adam, I just fancy a quiet night in, but thanx anyway
Adam: Dont be stupid you are coming and thats an order right?
Hyper: Yeh ok youve twisted my arm
Adam: Cool and plus I need at least one person in the pub who fancies me eh?
Hyper throws a tshirt at Adam and laughs
Hyper: Im beginning to wonder wot I actually see in you, I mean ya nought but a pratt
Adam: Thanx mate
Hyper: No problem
Pearce appears from the doors and looks around until he eventually spots Adam
Pearce: Firefighter Benjiman
Adam quickly turns around and stares at Pearce
Adam: Yes Sub
Pearce: Can I have a word with you please in my office
Adam nods and looks back towards Hyper and shruggs his shoulders, then faces Pearce again
Adam: Yeh sub just coming
Adam hangs his head low as he begins making his way to Pearce and follows him upstairs.
All the crew are sat in the kitchen just chatting and having a conversation. Adam walks in looking terrified. Hyper looks up at Adam
Hyper: Hey mate ya alright? Wot did Pearce have to say for himself?
Adam walks over to the counter obvs avoiding the qustion, he grabs a cup of tea and sits down.
Adam: Oh he didnt say much, nothing important
George: You look terrible, he must of said something, oh your not getting sacked are you?
Adam shakes his head and takes a mouthful from his tea
Adam: No, well not yet anyway
Sally: Wot do you mean not yet? Wotve you done?
HiHo: I think the mid life crisis is effecting everyone today, ill tell ya im staying young forever
Everyone: Oh HiHo Shut up
HiHo looks hurt and walks out of the room, Hyper shakes his head as he leaves and looks back towards Adam
Hyper: That lad sometimes, I think hes worried about the mid life crisis himself, thats why he keeps going on about it. Anyway Adam come on tell us wots happened.
The Bells go down. All the crew rush downstairs, Hyper rushes into the watchroom the read the emergency.
Hyper: Suicide attempt at Grape Lane School, Boy 15 on top of the school roof.
Adam: Right Come on guys
They all get in the Fire Engine and set off down to the school. As they approach the school they can see the boy on top of the roof, and loadz of people gathered round him on the ground. They all get out and look around
Pearce: Rob, Sally can you both go round the back and find a way up
Sally and Hyper run round the back
Pearce: Adam, HiHo can you try to get the ladder up without starterling him
Adam: Do I have to work with him, all hes said all day is about the midlife crisis
Pearce: Stop been unprofessional Firefighter Benjiman
Adam puts his hands up in defence
Adam: Joke Sub Joke
Pearce: Well wotever, come on get on with it quick
Adam and HiHo run and get the ladders and gently puts them up at the front of the school. Adam looks towards a young woman who looks like a teacher
Adam: Wots his name miss?
Teacher: James, James Carter. Hes been up there for 15mins and refuses to come down, something about some bullies. He says if anyone goes near him hell jump. I mean I knew he woz a little different from the other kids but I never knew it woz this bad.
Adam smiles at her gently and places a hand on her shoulder
Adam: Dont worry love, well get him down unharmed
Adam looks up at the boy, he seems to be staring into thin air not really acknowlegding wots going on below him.
Adam: James can you hear me? James? We are here to help you, dont be scared.
James looks down towards Adam and begins panicking
James: Just leave me alone, do you hear me? Just leave me, I will jump I swear to god I will, if you come anywhere near me
HiHo: We are not going to hurt you James, please let us come up, come away from the edge
James: No just leave me alone, I warned them if they got you lot out I would jump
James goes to jump, the whole crowd turns deadly silent. Hyper manges to catch him in time, having crept up on him.
Hyper: Your not going anyway mate, come on
The crowd cheer from down below, Hyper pulls James away from the edge, James struggles with Hyper but Hyper keeps good hold of him
James: Leave me alone, get off me
Hyper: Now come on, you dont really want to take your own life do you?
James: How do you know? You dont know wot it feels like
Hyper: Wot, wot feels like? Come on
Hyper pulls him further away from the edge
Hyper: Come on please away from the edge, wotever it is it cant be the end of the world, if you have problems they will sort them self out, its not worth taking your life, think about your parents and friends how will they feel if you take your life? And plus we dont fancy having to scrape your splattered body off the floor, it wont be very nice for us will it now?
James laughs and looks at Hyper and smiles. He sits down and begins crying
Hyper: Look please dont cry, youll have me going in a minute, wots your name?
Pearce radios Hyper
Pearce: Rob how are things up there?
Hyper: Fine Sub
James stands up in fear
James: I dont want anyone else up here otherwise I will jump
Hyper: Now you dont mean that, I can tell now come on sit back down and tell me your problem, im a good listener
James looks back at Hyper, tears are rolling down his face
James: You wont understand, no one does
Hyper: Try me, go on
James: Wots your name?
Hyper: Rob, Rob Sharpe but the guys call me Hyper
James wipes his eyes and looks off into the distance
Hyper: Are you ready to go back down yet?
James: Your not interesting in my problems at all are you? All your interested in is getting me down so I dont waste anymore of your precious time
Hyper: Thats not true, yeh I do want to get you down where you will be safe, but I am interested in your problems
James looks back at Hyper and looks him up and down
James: R you married?
Hyper: No im not
James: Y not? I mean you must be about 33, y arnt you married with kids? I mean thats what normal people do
Hyper: Its my birthday today and thanx for the compliment, im 35, wot do you mean normal people?
James: You know wot I mean, straight people, Im gay, and I cant take the pressure anymore, those pricks down there alwayz having a go at me and all that, threating to kill me
Hyper: You still are a normal person James, even if you are gay, dont care wot anyone else says
James: Its easy for you to say, youve probably never had anyone look at you like your something rare, like youve got a fatal disease or something, its alwful
Hyper looks off into the distance obvs thinking about his pain hes had about been gay, he looks back down at James and sits down, James also sits downs
Hyper: I know exactly how you feel James, ive been through it all, at school, in the brigade, you name it ive had the grief
James: Wot you saying that your gay aswell?
Hyper nods and smiles at James
Hyper: Yeh I am, but youve just gotta ignore wot everyone else says, ive left a brigade once cuz of the hassle I got for been a gay firefighter, but ive learnt to not listen to other peoples nasty comments, they are the ones who are different, not us they just cant take the fact that not everyones the same
James: Do you get hassle at the station?
Hyper: Wot Blackwall? Yeh I did but not anymore, when I first told everyone, obvs it came as a shock and it woz basically cuz they didnt know how to handle it, but everyones accepted me now, and ive even written a article on been a gay firefighter
James laughs and stands back up, Hyper stands up aswell and stands next to him
James: Dont worry im not going to jump
Hyper: Its ok I trust you, are you ready to come back down, they will all be wondering wots happening
James takes a deep breathe, wipes his eyes and nods
James: Yeh im ready
Hyper smiles and puts his arm round his shoulder. Hyper radios Pearce
Hyper: Sub were coming down
Pearce: Ok, Rob good work
Hyper helps James get down and round to the front of the school, Jamess teacher runs up to him
Teacher: James wot the hell did you do that for, scare us all half to death, come on lets get you inside.
James looks back at Hyper and smiles
James: Thanx Rob
Hyper smiles at him and puts his hand on his shoulder
Hyper: No problem mate, you take care of your self and remember wot I sed, if you ever need to talk just come to Blackwall station, oh and call me Hyper
James: Ok Hyper, thanx, I may be around
Hyper nods and walks away. Adam comes running up to him
Adam: Hey Hyper how did you mange to get him down?
Hyper turns a faces Adam
Hyper: He just need someone to talk to who had been in the same situation where people are pure evil and dont give too shits about other peoples feelings.
Hyper walks away leaving Adam feeling confused. As they approach back to the station Pearce notices two Policemen stood at the entrance doors. Pearce walks over to them
Pearce: Hi Can I help you?
Policeman 1: Yeh we are looking for a Adam Benjiman
Pearce: Well youve come to the right place.
Pearce turns around and spots Adam
Pearce: Firefighter Benjiman you have some visitors
Everyone turns to face Adam and then the policemen. Adam walks over to them feeling confused
Adam: Yeh hi, im Adam
Policeman 2: Adam Benjiman I am arresting you on suspicion off assaulting Frank Benjiman, you do not have to say anything but anything you do say may be taken down in evidence and later used in court.
Adam stares at them in shock, Pearce is just as shocked
Policeman 1: You heard come on.
In the police station Adam is sat looking stressed, he brushes his hands through his hair and sighs
Adam: Look ive told you before, I wasn the one who beat up Frank, hes my cousin
Policeman: Yeh this is your cousin who you grassed up to the police, you must have so much love in your family
Adam: I did that to save my job, if they found out that I knew who it woz who set that building on fire I would of been sacked insantly
Policeman: Do you like your job Mr Benjiman?
Adam pulls face and stares at the policeman
Adam: Of corse I do, I wouldnt of done it otherwise, Look you have no evidence it woz me so why dont you stop wasting mine and yours time and let me go. Go find the lunatic who did it
Policeman: We have the Victims statement and he seems pretty certain it woz you who did it, wot did he say? Oh yeh hes my cousin I would recognise him anyway
Adam: Look hes saying that to get back at me for telling the police it woz him
Policeman: Thats a pretty pathetic game to play isnt it? Now why would he do something like that?
Adam: I dont know why dont you ask him? Look wot reason do I have to beat up my own cousin?
Policeman: I woz hoping you would tell me that Mr Benjiman, why did you go to the hospital the other nite?
Adam took another deep breathe and puts his head down
Adam: I went to see if he woz alright and maybe get him to tell you who put him up to the arson, but then he gets the security to throw me out saying I woz the one who did that to him
Policeman: So you didnt go to tell him or maybe plead with him not to tell us that it woz you? Cuz its strange how he told us that you woz asking him to keep his mouth shut or youll do something worse
Adam: NO look ive told you will you just listen to me for once?
Policeman: Well im sorry Mr Benjiman we dont believe you and we will be keeping you here with us until you decide to tell us the truth, now come on why did you put your cousin on the crictical list in hospital? I dont want anymore of your pathetic lies, we know you did it, so why dont you just tell us the truth.
Adam stares hard at the policeman, not knowing exactly wot to say.
Meanwhile back at the station, George and Sally are working out in the gym, Sally is on the bike and George is punching the punch bag
Sally: How are things between you and Andi? Are things working out?
George: Yeh things seem to be getting back to normal, at last, weve got past the ignoring stage anyway
Sally laughs and gets off the bike and wipes her head on the towel. She takes a drink of water and looks back towards George
Sally: So then have you asked her yet? Ya know to marry you?
George shakes his head and takes his boxing gloves off, Sally throws him the towel and they both sit down
George: No not yet, I woz thinking of asking her again tonight at Hypers party, I just gotta make sure she is gonna say yes, I mean I dont fancy been turned down in front of all you guys
Sally: Im sure she wont turn you down, she loves you and you love her, so I think she will say yes
George: I wish I woz as confident as you
Sally: Youve just gotta forget about Kelly, she is not your wife anymore, remember that?
George looks at Sally and smiles, he take a mouthful of Sallys water
George: I know that Sally, I dont know wot came over me that nite, its just how do I know how im not going to act the same if I see them together?
Sally: Just think of Andi and hopefully that will stop ya
George laughs. Sally looks behind George onto the foreground, she spots a lad looking round. Sally stands up and stares at him
Sally: Who is that?
George stands up and looks to where Sally is looking and shrugs his shoulders
Sally looks at George again and shruggs her shoulders as she begins making her way to the lad. He doesnt notice her approaching and jumps when Sally speaks
Sally: Hi, can I help you?
He turns round and stares and smiles at her for a few minutes, he looks around the station again and then back to Sally
Lad: Sorry im Tom
Tom sticks his hand out and Sally shakes it still feeling confused
Sally: Hi Tom, well im Sally, now can you please tell me wot your doing here?
Tom: Well I woz hoping whether youd be able to help me, im looking for someone I woz told he woz a firefighter here
Sally smiles at him
Sally: Well we have quite a few Firefighters here so which one are you looking for?
Tom takes a deep breathe and looks around again, he then turns back round to face Sally
Tom: Yeh, erm Rob Sharpe, he does work here doesnt he? I went to Euston Enfield, where he used to work and they told me to come here
Sally: Well youve come to the right place, he sure does work here. If you just wait here I will go up and get him, do you want me to say its you?
Tom shakes his head and rubs his face
Tom: No best not, he may not come down if he knows it me
Sally: Oh right, well hang on a second then
Sally runs off upstairs to find Hyper, Tom is left down on his own, He begins walking away obvs changing his mind. Hyper turns up from behind him and seems very shocked
Tom turns around and smiles at Hyper
Tom: Hey Rob how ya doing? Happy Birthday
Hyper: Dont give me Happy Birthday, wot the hell are you doing here?
Tom moves closer to Hyper and goes to kiss him, Hyper pushes him away
Tom: Come on Rob, wot ya been like this for. Did you get my card?
Hyper: Yes I got your card, now if thats all will you please go
Tom: Please Rob, im sorry about wot happened. Ive come to give it anotha go please Rob, I love you
Hyper stares at him hard in disbelief
Hyper: Its too late to be saying sorry now isnt it? You come back out of the blue after two years and think I will fall back in your arms, well im sorry Tom but you made your desicion, I have a brand new life, im not interested in you anymore
Tom: Is there someone else?
Hyper: Not that its got anything to do with you but yes there is, sorta, well if he wasnt straight there is
Tom: Your chasing after a staright guy? Dont waste your breathe Rob, come on please give me a second chance
Hyper: I gave you chance after chance Tom, no im sorry, now will you please leave I have work to do
Tom: But Rob..
Hyper: Tom just go now before I have you chucked out, I never want to see you again right?
Tom looks hurt, tears begin to fill his eyes
Tom: I really hurt you didnt I? Im so sorry
Hyper doesnt say anything, just stares at him as he slowly turns around and walks out of the station. Hyper puts his head down for a few seconds, looks back up and sees Tom turn round and wave at him. Hyper turns around and makes his way back upstairs as the bells go down. Hyper runs into watch room
Hyper: Fire at numba 17 flat on Station Road, Both
Pearce: Hyper can you take Adams place at driving?
Recall: Hey isnt numba 17 on Station Road, Chris Hallams flat?
George stares across to Recall and smiles
George: Yeh it is, yeh it bloody is
Everyone gets in the engines and drives off to Chris Hallams flat.
Flames are pouring out of the windows and doors as Blackwall approaches the flat, everyone jumps out.
Pearce: Recall and Goerge can you check if theres any persons reported, HiHo and Sally can you start with the hose, Hyper can you check round the back at the state. And ill get onto Chris to let him know
Everyone moves into place and do what Pearce tells them. Suddenly inside the building a womans scream can be heard. Hyper comes running from the back
Pearce: Hyper, George, get your BA on and get inside there now
Hyper and George: Sub
Hyper and George get into there BA stuff and make there way into the flat.
George: I wonder whos wife hes got in here now, probably DO Griggs, oh that would go down well
Hyper: Oh yeh, I bet, Ill go upstairs yeh?
George sticks his thumbs up at Hyper and makes his way into the living room. Meanwhile back outside
HiHo: Have you got in touch with Chris yet sub?
Pearce: No not yet Ronnie, you keep to your work and I will deal with it.
Pearce radios George
Pearce: Hows things going in there George? Any luck yet?
George: Not Yet sub
After about 5mins Pearce has got hold of Chris and he is on his way. Hyper eventually finds the trapped person and is very shocked by who it is
Hyper: Kelly? Wot are you doing here?
Kelly begins coughing and choking, she grabs hold of Hyper by his neck
Kelly: Hyper just get me out of here please, Hyper
Hyper takes off his breathing thing and puts it over Kellys face and then places back on him and carries out into the fresh air, as he places her down Chris Hallam is storming down the road, he stares down at Kelly in shock
Chris: You did this didnt you? You set my flat on fire didnt you? All cuz I turned you down didnt you?
Kelly doesnt say anything just stare at Chris as tears roll down her face. Chris grabs her hand and pulls her to her feet
Chris: Answer me! You did this didnt you?
George appears from the front door and stares at Chris and Kelly
Chris: Kelly answer me, you are not going to get away with this, I want her arrested now
Chris says looking around. Kelly grabs him tighter
Kelly: Please Chris, dont have me arrested im sorry please Chris, I Love you.
George shakes his head and walks over to the engine and begins taking his BA stuff off. Hyper walks over to him
Hyper: Ya alright mate?
George: Yeh im fine mate, shes not my wife anymore she can do what the hell she likes, I hope they throw away the key
Hyper laughs and shakes his hand
Hyper: Good on ya mate
In the distance Chris and Kelly are still argueing
Chris: You are a pyhsco cow that is all you are now get out of my life, its been over for monthes Kelly and you know that, I hope you know you are going to pay every little penny for the damage
Kelly: But Chris will just listen
Kelly moves closer to Chris but he pushes her away
Chris: Kelly Leave me alone 4eva
An hour later they had just returned to the station and woz enjoying a nice cup of tes in the kitchen
HiHo: Does anyone know why Adam got arrested?
Recall: Something to do with his Cousin I think, he told me that Frank woz saying it woz Adam who beat him up
HiHo: Ya joking? Why is he saying that? I mean its his cousin, he wouldnt do that to anyone never mind his own family
Recall: We all know that, Adam knows that but obvs the police dont see it that way, they wont have any evidence
Hyper walks into the room, gets a cup of tea and walks back out, Sally jumps up and follows him
Sally: Hyper are you alright, come on its ya birthday your supposed to be happy
Hyper stops and turns round to face Sally, he smiles at her
Hyper: Some birthday its turning out to be, look im sorry for snapping at you today, its just that card I got this morning woz far more than a surprise to me, it just threw me back
Sally: Dont worry about it, I mean ive had my fair share of biting your head off recently, Look tell me if im sticking my nose in but is it something to do with that lad turning up today
Hyper turns back round and walks into the changing room as Sally follows, Hyper sits down and takes a mouthful from his drink
Hyper: Wot Tom? Yeh you are been nosey
Sally sits down next to him
Sally: Im sorry Hyper, I just care about you thats all, I dont like seeing you upset over anything
Hyper looks at her and gives her a cuddle
Hyper: Ya a good mate did you know that? Im lucky to have you
Sally: Well I try my best
Hyper stares off into thin air
Hyper: Hes my ex boyfriend, the first proper one I had, he ment the world to me, I couldnt live without him, ya know how it is?
Sally: Yeh I do, did he really mean that much to you?
Hyper: Well just how much did Joe mean to you? Alot well its just the same, we had everything planned out, I woz going to stay at Enfield, then we woz going to move in together and everything
Hyper looks back at Sally, tears rolls down his face
Sally: Wot happened?
Hyper shruggs his shoulders and takes anotha mouthful from his drink
Hyper: I dont know for certain, id come home from work one day, he wasnt there, hes left me a note saying hed gone out for a quick drink, we woz staying at his brothers house, until we found our own place, his brother sed he didnt look happy when he left, he didnt come home, I waited and waited for mths, still no sign, his brother claimed to have no clue where he woz, but I knew he woz lying, I had to eventually come to terms with the fact hed left me, it tore me appart, so I decided it woz time to move on. I woz getting shit from Enfield for been gay so thats when I decided to applie for a transfer, thats when I came here to Blackwall. Ive havent heard from him in 2years and now he turns up like nothings happened wanting to give it anotha go
Sally put her arm round Hypers shoulder
Sally: Oh Hyper im so sorry, I never realised, why didnt you tell me all this before?
Hyper: We never really had a conversation about my past love life and its not something I like to talk about much, and now ive got all this with Adam
Sally: You really like him dont ya? Its not just a chrush
Hyper: I wish it woz Sally I really do, but ya right its not, ya some part of me is saying he is really gay, ya just hiding it, but we all know for certain hes not, its tearing me appart. I mean have you ever had a chrush on a celebrity that you know you can never have?
Sally nods but keeps quiet
Hyper: And I bet a part of you is heartbroken when it actually sinks in that you can never have that person eh?
Sally: Yeh well I suppose your right
Hyper: Thats how it is with me, appart from I work with this person and it makes it ten times worst
Sally: I know Hyper,oh come here you big softy
Hyper laughs and wipes his eyes. Sally and Hyper cuddle
Hyper: Thanx Sal, I mean for listening and alwayz been there
Sally: No problem
The pub is very packed. Adam is stood talking to Elaine at the bar
Elaine: So where is the birthday boy then? He better turn up after ive been to all this trouble
Adam: Hey stop worrying hell turn up, I mean hes gotta come and see his big love. Me eh?
Elaine: Your really getting big headed now about all this
Adam: Me? Dont be silly
Elaine shakes her head as Adam walks away as Hyper and Sally walk in the door
Adam: Here he is the birthday boy, wot did I say Elaine eh?
Hyper: I see they let you out then?
Adam: No I escaped
Hyper: You did wot?
Adam puts his hand on Hypers shoulder
Adam: Your getting more gulible than HiHo, corse they let me out, had no evidence the stupid sods and never will have any evidence cuz hey I didnt do it
Hyper: Well your the only one who thinks that, we all think you did it
Adams mouth drops open and stares around at everyone
Adam: Is that right? Fine
Hyper begins laughing and playfully pushes him
Hyper: Your getting more gulible than HiHo you
HiHo: Why am I alwayz seen as the dumb one?
Hyper looks at HiHo sympithecially and then looks back towards Adam and winks at him
Adam: If it wasnt your birthday mate, id id do something really bad
Hyper laughs at him again
Hyper: Yeh right mate
Hyper walks past him smiling and goes to the bar, Elaine gets him is usual
Elaine: This is on me, Happy Birthday
Hyper: Oh thanx I think im gonna have a birthday everyday, I could get used to this
Hyper gets his drink and takes a mouthful as he looks around the room.
Meanwhile at the hospital, the police are questioning Frank again
Frank: I cant believe you let him go, I told you it woz him
Policeman 1: We have no evidence Mr Benjiman, for all we know you could be lying, to get back at him for getting you arrested
Frank: Dont be stupid im not that pathetic, ive told you who it woz and if you cant be bothered doing anything about it then I cant be bothered with you lot, I will sort it out my own way
Policeman 2: And wot way is that then?
Frank: I believe I have finished talking to you now bye
Policeman 1: Ok Mr Benjiman, but we will be back, you can be sure of that
The two policemen leave,
Frank: Nurse? Nurse? Can you bring me the telephone please?
The Nurse takes the phone to Frank and stands over him
Frank: Do you mind? This is a private call
Nurse: Sorry sir, just checking your blood pressure
Frank: Yeh well hurry up about it will ya?
The Nurse quckly finishes taking his blood pressure and quickly moves away. Frank looks around and picks up the phone and dials a numba
Frank: Hiya mate its me Frank, Look I need you to do me a huge favour, Its our Adam ya see, the police have let him go, cuz they have no god damn evidence. Yeh hell be at the Oliver Twist, be there 10pm, no later. Cheers mate, I owe you.
Back at the pub and 9:45pm everyone is having a great time and most people are pissed. Elaine spots a young lad walk in the door
Elaine: Im sorry love I cant serve you with no ID
James: I didnt come in for a drink, im only 15, I woz looking for Hyper, I woz told he might be in here
Elaine: Oh Hyper? Sorry love yeh hes just over there. Hyper, someone to see you
Hyper turns round and smiles at James, he walks over to him
Hyper: James wot are you doing here?
James: I came to give you this card, as you said it woz your birthday and to say thank you
Hyper takes the card and opens it. He looks back down at James and smiles
Hyper: Thank you, thats very thoughtful of you, and theres no need to say thanx its all part of the job, do you want a drink? Im sure Elaine wont mind you staying for one coke or something will Elaine?
Elaine: Seen as though its for you no I dont mind at all
James shakes his head
James: Ive gotta get off but thanx anyway, enjoy the rest of your party
Hyper: Ok well you know where I am if you ever need anyone to talk to
James: Yeh, thanx Hyper, I best be going
Hyper: Ok seeya mate, Take Care
James then turns round and leaves the pub and Hyper walks back over to the rest of the guys
HiHo: Youve got yourself abit of a admirar there
Hyper: Shut up HiHo, you dont know the half of it
HiHo: Sorry mate
Hyper: Yeh well, just watch wot you say yeh? And dont even think of mentioning the mid life crisis right? Adam can I just go upstairs and use the phone?
Adam: Yeh sure mate, nothing to serious I hope
Hyper: No just a family call I must make
Adam: Ok well go straight up you know the way
HiHo: Oh Yeh?
Adam: My god HiHo, you are really pushing your luck today arnt ya?
Everyone laughs and Hyper makes his way upstairs.
Uptairs in Adams bedroom Hyper sits down and pulls out the card from Tom. He picks up the phone and begins dialling the numba, he stops half way through and places the reciever back down, he takes a dep breathe and lays back on the bed for a few mins. Theres a knock at the door
Adam: Hyper can I come in?
Hyper sits back up
Hyper: Yeh mate it is your bedroom.
Adam walks in and sits down next to Hyper.
Adam: You made that phone call?
Hyper: No I changed my mind, just thought id sit up here for a few mins to clear my head thats all
Adam: Well I can leave you to it if you want?
Adam stands up, Hyper grabs his arm
Hyper: No you dont have to, I wouldnt mind the company to tell you the truth,
Adam: Ok well as long as you dont keep me long there is a party getting right into the swing downstairs
Hyper smiles at him as he sits back down
Hyper: I wont keep you long I promise
Adam: So wots been wrong with you today? You havent been yourself at all, I mean come on Rob it is your birthday
Hyper: My ex boyf turned up today out of the blue, I hadnt seen him for 2years, and he sent me this card
Hyper passes the card to Adam, Adam reads it and looks back towards Hyper
Adam: He hurt you eh?
Hyper: Yeh you could say that
Adam: Hey dont worry about it mate, plenty more fish in the sea, plenty more slugs in the mud. Youll find someone else, I mean a good looking guy like you, you should have the lads crawling round you
Hyper laughs and takes the card from Adam
Hyper: I woz going to ring him, thats why I came up here but I changed my mind, ya see there is someone else, and they mean to much to me for me to even think about anyone else
Adam playfully nudges Hyper
Adam: Good on ya mate, so come on spill the beans who is this guy? Anyone I know?
Hyper stares at Adam, nods but keeps quiet
Adam: Well come on then tell me, dont keep me in suspense........Oh hang on wait a minute..its not me is it?
Hyper stares at him again and nods his head
Hyper: Im sorry Adam I just cant help the way I feel, its killing me. I know your not gay and all that but I cant help the feelings
Adam: Mate ive told you before im flattered, I just didnt realise I woz stopping you seeing anyone else thats all.
Adam moves closer to Hypers face and smiles
Hyper: Adam wot are you doing?
Adam: Im going to kiss you wot does it look like? I mean this is what you want isnt it?
Hyper: Yeh but Adam your not gay, your pissed, your going to regret it
Adam: Just shut up
They kiss, just as the door opens HiHo stands staring at them in shock
HiHo: Oops sorry
Adam pulls away from Hyper and stares at HiHo
Adam: Jesus Christ
Adam stands up and walks out of the door obvs very much regretting wot hes just done
Hyper looks up towards HiHo
Hyper: Youve really done it now aint ya?
HiHo: Rob mate im sorry I just came up to say sorry about before, I didnt realise that lad woz gay otherwise I would of never had said ought
Hyper stands up and moves inches away HiHo
Hyper: Ok wotever but remember one thing Adams not gay right? If this gets out your life wont be worth living right?
HiHo nods nervously at Hyper
HiHo: Yeh sure
Hyper storms past him and back downstairs into the pub.
Hyper walks back into the pub and looks around for Adam hes no where to be seen.
Elaine: Rob wot happened upstairs? Adams just run out of the pub saying he doesnt want to talk about it
Hyper looks towards Elaine
Hyper: Nothing, nothing at all. Can I have a drink please?
Elaine: Yeh sure
Elaine gets Hyper his drink. Hyper sits at the bar on his own drinking his drink. Sally walks up to him
Sally: Hyper you alright?
Hyper: Yes Im fine, please just leave me , I want to be alone
Sally shrugs her shoulders and walks away. George gets hold of the mircophone from the karoake and looks around
George: I would just like to make a little annoucment.
Sally looks towards George and smiles. Georges nods and her and continues
George: I would like to say that me and Andi have decided to get married
Everyone except Hyper: Oh congragulations you 2
Tears roll down Hypers face
Recall: We wish you all the best mate
George: Thanx mate
Elaine notices Hyper crying
Elaine: Rob are you sure everything is ok?
Hyper ignores her and runs out of the pub to look for Adam.
Elaine: Sally, wots wrong with Rob?
Sally: I dont know Elaine I really dont know, anymore I wish I did, wheres he gone?
Elaine: Just run out
Sally takes a mouthful from her drink, puts it on the table and runs out to find Hyper. Hyper walks through a backstreet, he sees two shadows in the distance. He picks up his speed
Voice 1: Thats for grassing Frank up, you bastard, I bet you wish you never did it now dont ya?
Voice 2: Come on just leave him now, someones coming come on
Hyper: Oi you two
The two shadows run off into the distance, Hyper begins running until he approachs Adam laying on the floor, Hyper bends down in front of him
Hyper: Adam? Adam can you hear me? Adam?
Adam doesnt move, his face is covered in blood, Hyper puts his head in his hands and begins crying again
Hyper: For crying out loud, Come on Adam wake up please
He screams at the top of his voice.
Well Until Next Episode
Written By Jen Lobley
25th April 2001.