If You Could Only Hear The Noise?
By: Jessica Cote
Int -Casino-Store Area-7 pm- Night time
Daniel-Ten year old boy, deaf, pretty to the eyes, wearing well kept clothes is walking through the casino. He looks at the slot machines where people are playing, then at the citizens walking by , and then to the stores. .
( Mutter to each other about Daniel)
(Hears nothing and keeps getting pushed into, or stepped noticeably around)
Int-Casino -Store Area-7 pm – Night time
Eveline – Eight years old, Diary in hand, walking past a store. Right past Daniel. Jots down words inside the diary.
(Ignore Eveline walking on by )
(Stop when they see Eveline)
Dear are you lost?
( Shakes head)
( Continues on their way )
( Jots down a few more words on her diary)
Int-Casino- Storefront area -7:20 pm
The area is becoming more and more crowded as the seconds pass.
( Peers at Eveline from across the area watching Eveline )
( Stumbles past the girl almost knocking into Eveline)
( Clasps her Diary close this time.)
( Stops another child from running into Eveline)
( Drunkenly stumbles into Eveline)
( Drops the diary but is unaware of this)
( Sees the diary fall and runs to grab it )
Int-Casino-Storefront area-7:45 pm
Daniel has lost sight of Eveline in the store area. In angst , He goes to enlist in the patrons help.
( Tugs on patron’s pant leg in angst)
( Ignore Daniel and continues stumbling on drunk)
( Irritated hits the next patron gently in the leg)
(Bends down a little)
What is boy?
(Tugs on leg and points at diary)
I don’t understand. What’s wrong?
( Points at Diary and points in the probable direction Eveline went in)
Go bother someone else and speak to them.
( Patron Seven walks away.)
Int-Casino-Storefront- 8:00 pm
The patrons are filing in and Daniel is still struggling to find help. Some try to help him by taking his hand and leading him in a random direction but then leave him in anger.
( Grabs the leg of a woman walking by)
( Points at the diary , and then to his ears.)
( Takes Diary and opens it to a blank page writing in it )
Girl lost Diary.
( Writes back)
Do you know where she is?
( Writes back)
I do not know?Can you help me?
How old is she?
( Grabs Daniel’s hand and begins their search)
Int-Casino- Storefront- 8:15 pm
(Stops and talks with a patron)
Sir, Have you seen a young girl around here?
No I haven’t. I’m sorry.
( Tugs on women’s pant leg as he spots Eveline)
You found her?
( excitedly tugs her hand)
Eveline is clinging onto a man’s pant leg crying and pointing around in all direction.
Why are you crying sweetie?
My diary. It fell.
( Nudges Daniel forward)
( hands the Diary over)
Thank You. Thank you!
( Blinks )
You should say your welcome boy.
( Blinks again)
Well, Are you a mute or something?
( Points at the diary.)
( Writes in the diary)
(Writes back )