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Fifty Shades of Life on Mars – Part Seventeen

VERA is sitting besides ANA’s bed. She is immaculately dressed, and it is obvious that the bed is in a hospital ward. She is telling a story in a sing song voice.

VERA: So in the autumn the fair maiden of Benwell took her cheeses to the Bigg Market, where farmers would sell their autumn produce, and there she met the wealthy man of Hexham.

BROOK: Do you think this will work Vera?

VERA: The doctor’s say she’s beyond living or dying, that it’s just a random chance, but I reckon a friendly voice and a tale about choices.

BROOK: Whatever

VERA: The wealthy man courted her with tales of his beautiful home, the drapes on its walls and music his pipers played. He told her of the dances in the great hall….

The screen shimmers, and we revert to the interview room, where HUNT, BURNSIDE, RUMPOLE and GREY are sitting across a table.

HUNT: Listen, toerag, we know what you are. Now why not own up before we make you vanish….

BURNSIDE: I’m sorry Mr Rumpole, Gene gets over excited.

RUMPOLE: You know the rules Mr Burnside. Either you come up with a case or he leaves.

GREY: I’m still here guys…

HUNT: So confess or suffer, ponce.

The screen shimmers, and we see VERA and ANA again.

VERA: In the sunlight of Whitsun, the Maid married the man of Hexham, and travelled to his home. Not a house in Hexham, but a pele tower on the hill above the river, where his hunts dogs barked and howled in the bailey, and the only stairs led to their kennels to deter any intruders.

BROOK: There’s no evidence that a voice brings them back…

VERA: And there’s no evidence I’m doing any harm.

The screen shimmers, and we revert to the interview room, where HUNT, BURNSIDE, RUMPOLE and GREY are sitting across a table.

BURNSIDE: There’s no way out of this Christian. You either give us a reason to let you go, or accept you’re going down for ever.

The screen shimmers. We see ANA and VERA, silent, and then JOHN the BUSKER, singing Neil Young’s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’

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This entry was posted on February 20, 2015 by in Fifty Shades of Life on Mars, Uncategorized.

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