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Episode 31 - The Rudeness

INT.  FOYER.  FRANK IS SUPERVISING THE DELIVERY OF THE PIANO.  EDWARD AND KIRANA ENTER.
FRANK Good morning Mr Drummond.  Is the meeting already over?
EDWARD I wouldn’t know.  I have only just arrived.
FRANK Oh.  In that case, everyone is already up in the boardroom.
EDWARD Is that the C7 I insisted upon? 
FRANK Yes sir.  It has posed us a few problems as the staging wasn’t designed for a piano this size, but River and I sorted it out in the end.
EDWARD (to Kirana) I can’t believe that little know it all thought a baby grand would be suitable for this occasion.
KIRANA Oh, I’m sure it would have Ed.  There really isn’t anything in the music that requires the gravitas of anything larger.
EDWARD The event itself required the gravitas!
FRANK Well your wife and Mr Bannister didn’t seem to think it was a problem.
EDWARD Colonial upstarts who know nothing.
FRANK Uh, yes, well, the problem is all sorted now.  We have the C7, and it will be tuned shortly and then we are all good to go.
EDWARD Good.  Just make sure it…

Episode 30 - The Preparations

INT.  BOARDROOM.  ALL THE DRUMMONDS AND BARRISTERS ARE PRESENT EXCEPT EMERALD AND EDWARD. RUBY We really need to start now.  Is everyone here?
MICHAEL Emerald sends her apologies.  She still has work to do on Sienna’s costume so she can’t spare the time.
SIENNA I will be popping in for a final fitting straight after this meeting, so I will catch her up on anything important.
RIVER Thanks Si.  That will help me because I still have a lot of preparations to complete.
RUBY Okay.  That will work.  Let’s get started then.
FLORA Excuse me, but I think you have forgotten the one of the most important people here.
BRICK No Flora.  We did notice you were here and we thank you for gracing us with your exalted presence.
RUBY Brick!
FLORA I didn’t mean me, Brother.  Daddy is not here yet.  We can’t start without him.  He owns the company.
MICHAEL Flora, your father co-owns the company, but your mother runs it, and everyone here is on the board.  That means everyone in this room, plus Emerald and your Father are equa…

Episode 29 - The Exhaustion

INT.  EMERALD’S WORKROOM.  EMERALD IS ASLEEP OVER THE CUTTING TABLE.  MICHAEL KNOCKS AND ENTERS HOLDING TWO CUPS OF COFFEE.
MICHAEL Oh my baby girl.  You are exhausted.
EMERALD (rubbing her eyes) Dad!  Coffee!  You are a god!
MICHAEL No, just your father.  Have you been working all night?
EMERALD Ohhh.  I still have so much to do!  What time is it?
MICHAEL Relax.  It is only 7 o’clock.
EMERALD Oh, good.  Last time I looked it was 5:30, so I haven’t lost too much time.
MICHAEL Poor baby.  We need to get you some help.  What needs doing?  How many sets of hands do we need?
EMERALD Relax Dad.  If it wasn’t for this costume debacle, I would be sleeping in today.  River has all the staging and props, and all the rest of the costumes are at the theatre.  All I have to do is this dress.  It is just taking longer than I thought.
MICHAEL Why?  What are you doing to it?
EMERALD Not a lot really.  I have done the alterations, but there is quite a bit of beading detail which I have to do by hand and that is really t…

Episode 28 - The Discomfort

INT.  KIRANA’S BEDROOM.  EDWARD IS STROKING KIRANA’S ARM AS SHE SLEEPS.
EDWARD Good morning, sleepy head.
KIRANA (yawning) Morning.
EDWARD (kissing her shoulder)  Rise and shine.  We have a lot to do today.
KIRANA (suddenly wide awake) Oh no!  What have I done.
EDWARD Shhhh, my sweet.  It’s okay.
KIRANA What?  No it’s not! 
EDWARD Did you have fun last night?
KIRANA
Well, yes, but that’s not the point.
EDWARD (laughing and fondling her) Of course it is.  It is the only point worth making.
KIRANA Stop it.  (gets out of bed)
EDWARD We still have a little bit of time.  No need to get up quite so soon.  In fact, I think we still need to get to know each other a little better.  It will improve our... performance.
KIRANA You have to leave.
EDWARD Come on beautiful.  The night doesn’t have to end quite yet, even if the day has broken.

Episode 27 - The Peacemaking

INT.EMERALD’S WORKROOM. THE DRESS IS ON A MANEQUIN AND EMERALD IS MAKING ADJUSTMENTS.

EMERALD So Flora thinks she can just steal my designs and then steal the show, does she.  Well I have news for her!  Nobody tries this with me and gets away with it.  If I can survive a car crash, I can certainly survive a power struggle with a silly little teenager.  How dare she!  What gives her the right to think she can put in no effort at all and then be the dictator over all of us?  Well, I know the answer to that really, now don’t I.  It is Aunt Ruby.  All Flora has to do is pout or throw a trantrum, and there comes Mummy, running to her rescue.  I wish I still had a Mum who would do that.  I can just imagine Mum and Aunt Ruby going at it.  Boxing gloves on.  The referee dinging the bell, and off they go!  Flor and I in opposite corners, wiping the sweat from their brows and pouring water over their faces, the entire arena roaring, desperate to see who lands the fatal blow.  Ding, ding, ding.  “…