SCENE 7: THE PLAN - HARP HILL

                                        Penny and Anjali sat in icy
                                        silence in the library.

                              ANJALI
                You know if they don't show up tomorrow, that
                will mean automatic elimination and worse a
                letter home from the Principal.

                              PENNY
                Worse things have happened, Anjali. 

                              ANJALI
                They really are trying, Penny.

                              PENNY
                They can't even be arsed to turn up to their
                own rehearsal. We've waited for over an hour,
                that's long enough. See you tomorrow.

                                        Penny goes to leave when Pat and
                                        Kevin enter, high from the
                                        sighting.

                              PAT
                Speak of the Devil's and they shall
                materialise!

                              KEVIN
                Where are you going Penny?

                              PENNY
                Where am I going?

                              ANJALI
                Uh oh.

                              PENNY
                You know, it's one thing being nervous about
                the presentation Kevin, I get that. But to then
                leave me and Anjali sat here for an hour
                waiting for you two to turn up to a rehearsal
                that you organised.

                              KEVIN
                But/

                              PENNY
                /Just, don't be that person Kevin. See you
                tomorrow.

                                        She exits.

                              PAT
                            (Calling to Penny, off.)
                Penny! We could rehearse now?

                              ANJALI
                I think that ship might have sailed.

                              PAT
                But we're here! We're here!

                              KEVIN
                I'm sorry Anjali, we won't let you down
                tomorrow, I promise.

                              ANJALI
                I hope not. See you tomorrow, get some rest,
                you look frazzled.

                                        She exits. Silence until...

                              PAT
                So, what do we need for the expedition?

                              KEVIN
                We had better find something over there Pat and
                please god we don't get caught.

                              PAT
                We agreed. Camp out overnight by the fence in
                the exact spot that you saw the entity. It's
                just a matter of waiting.

                              KEVIN
                I don't know, maybe this is all/

                              PAT
                /Don't lose faith in me now, Captain. You're on
                the verge of a truly momentous scientific
                discovery, you just have to have the courage
                to/seize it.

                              KEVIN
                /Seize it, yes I know. But if we do find him,
                what then? Thinking about it logically, there
                is almost certainly a more reasoned explanation
                for his existence than your split vortex
                theory?   

                              PAT
                We will cross that bridge when we get to it. 

                              KEVIN
                I could learn from him, observe his movements -
                imitate him even. Honestly Pat, if you could
                have seen him, he was everything I'm not.

                                        Pat is rummaging around for
                                        something.

                              PAT
                Right.

                              KEVIN
                His confidence...if Penny is going to like me -
                if I'm not going to humiliate us on stage -
                then that's what I need. His confidence.
                            (Beat)
                What are you doing?

                              PAT
                I always thought something like this might
                happen.

                              KEVIN
                Did you?!

                              PAT
                Yes. And so, many years ago, I hid a bag full
                of useful equipment for just such an occasion
                as this.

                              KEVIN
                Of course you did.

                              PAT
                I'm just hoping that, over the years, no-one
                found it.

                                        Pat goes to fetch his bag from a
                                        secret hiding place.

                              PAT
                BINGO! This should have everything we need for
                an exploration into the unknown.
                            (Beat)
                Go on, say it. You know you want to.

                              KEVIN
                Say what?

                              PAT
                I'm a genius.

                              KEVIN
                You're mad.

                              PAT
                A mad GENIUS!

                              KEVIN
                Sure, why not.

                              PAT
                When we get there, we'll get set up and then
                you get your rest. You've got a big day
                tomorrow. 

                              KEVIN
                And what are you going to do?

                              PAT
                I'll keep my eyes peeled for the target and
                take the night shift. O'Coughlan, moving out!

                                        Pat runs off army style and Kevin
                                        sheepishly follows, looking around
                                        he conscientiously turns off the
                                        lights before he exits as the
                                        stage revolves to...