HJA 437 Scenes 27-30

For new readers. Read the previous HJA 437 posts starting Feb 5 before reading this.

27.   INT. THE HORSEFIELD’S KITCHEN .   DAY.


GEOFF AND ROSE ARE HAVING A MEAL AT THE KITCHEN TABLE.

ROSE:

It was nice on Sunday, wasn’t it. At Didsbury, down by the river.

GEOFF:

Yes. Yes it was all right.

ROSE:

A bit like old times. (A PAUSE) Geoff? (GEOFF LOOKS UP FROM HIS FOOD) Well I was thinking…..Perhaps we could go to the Audenshaw reservoirs this Sunday? (QUICKLY) After we’ve had a good look round the Audenshaw area for the car, I mean. And if we haven’t found it. We used to like going to the Audenshaw reservoirs. I’ll see if I can find our binoculars, we could do a bit of birdwatching like we used to.

GEOFF:

Yes. Yes all right then. If we haven’t found the car.

FADE

28.   EXT. THE AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS.   DAY.


GEOFF AND ROSE ARE WALKING ALONG THE PATH THAT SURROUNDS THE RESERVOIRS. BOTH HAVE BINOCULARS ROUND THEIR NECKS.

ROSE:

(LOOKING AROUND) It hasn’t changed much, has it.

GEOFF:

Not at all. It doesn’t seem as big.

ROSE:

Things never are when you go back to them after a long time. It’s still big enough  to lose yourself in it though. Forget all your troubles. (SHE STOPS AND LOOKS AROUND AGAIN. SHE POINTS TO A SPOT OUT OF SHOT) You see over there. By those bushes?

GEOFF:

(LOOKS) What about it?

ROSE:

That’s where we first made love.

GEOFF:

Is it?

ROSE:

Right there on that very spot. I was seventeen. You were nineteen. Do you remember?

GEOFF:

Yes. Yes I do.

ROSE:

Really?

GEOFF:

Yes I remember being nineteen very well, it was the year I started shaving and he White Hart darts team won the Brewer’s Cup.

ROSE REALISES HE IS PULLING HER LEG AND PUSHES HIM AFFECTIONATELY.

ROSE:

You!

FADE

29.   INT.   THE HORSEFIELD’S LIVING ROOM.   DAY.

GEOFF AND ROSE ARE WATCHING TELEVISION. A NORTH WEST REGIOINAL NEWS PROGRAMME IS ON.


TV PRESENTER:

Our man on the spot in Hayfield is Keith Evans.

ON TV SCREEN.  CUT TO A REPORTER  WHO IS DOING A PIECE TO CAMERA ABOUT SHEEP RUSTLING. BEHIND HIM IS OPEN COUNTRYSIDE.

ROSE:

Hayfield Geoff!

GEOFF:

Yes.

ROSE:

We never did go there for a drive out, did we.

GEOFF:

We’re not going to get there now unless we get the Zephyr Zodiac back, are we.

ROSE:

We could go on the bus. This Sunday. We could go up Kinder Scout again. After we’ve had a good look round the Hayfield area for the car of course. I mean it’s just as likely to have been stolen by somebody from Hayfield as it is by anyone else.

GEOFF:

Well, I suppose.

FADE

30.   EXT.   KINDER SCOUT.   DAY.


GEOFF AND ROSE ARE WALKING UP KINDER SCOUT. THEY REACH THE SUMMIT. GEOFF IS PUFFING AND PANTING A BIT, ROSE A BIT LESS SO. ROSE TURNS TO TAKE IN THE VIEW.

ROSE:

Cor! I’d forgotten how nice it was. Absolutely breathtaking. Look Geoff.

GEOFF:

I better hadn’t, it’s taken all the breath I’ve got on the way up, I’m buggered.

ROSE:

It’s just that you’re not used to it. You’re a bit out of condition that’s all. Me as well. We’ll soon get our fitness back though if we carry on walking every week. And carry on looking for the Zephyr Zodiac of course.

GEOFF:
Yes.

ROSE TAKES IN THE VIEW AGAIN.

ROSE:

It really is nice up here, isn’t it.

GEOFF:

Gorgeous.

ROSE:

You know where I’d really like to go walking?

GEOFF:

Where?

ROSE:

Spain. The Sierra Nevada.

GEOFF:

We’re not going to find the Zephyr Zodiac in Spain, Rose. Especially in the Spanish mountains.

ROSE:

No, I meant for a holiday. A walking holiday. I saw one advertised in one of the Sunday supplements the other week. A three week two hundred mile trek with a guide. Gorges, waterfalls, eagles on the wing. It sounded fabulous. (GRIMACES) Fabulous price as well.

GEOFF:

How much was it?

ROSE:

I forget. Way out of our price range anyway. Seven hundred and something I think.

GEOFF:

I think it might have to be Blackpool again and a walk along the prom.

ROSE:

Nothing wrong with Blackpool. Shall we walk along the top a bit.

THEY START TO WALK ALONG THE MOUNTAIN TOP. GEOFF PUTS HIS ARM ROUND ROSE. SHE SNUGGLES CLOSER TO HIM AND SHE PUTS HER ARM AROUND HIM.

FADE