BARBARA: (whispering) Megan!
MEGAN: (Loud) Yes? Oh, we had such a good time, you should have come with us, hahahah!!
MEGAN: (Calling out) Coffee or tea?
BARBARA: Over here!
(Megan comes out of the kitchen)
MEGAN: I’ve made you tea, (gives Barbara a mug of tea) I know you don’t sleep with too much coffee, now then,
what is it that’s so important?
BARBARA: Shut up!
MEGAN: What on earth’s the matter!
BARBARA: After you shot off into town I climbed into bed and opened my book. Then I felt a sort of tickling on my neck, and out of the corner of my eye I saw it … a scorpion (worried) moving down the pillow in little jerks it was … with its tail glistening and sharp. (Whispering) I just lay there, still, watching it glide without a sound onto my chest.
MEGAN: Ooooh, Barbara! Then what happened?
BARBARA: Then, I saw it creep under the sheet … I felt it curl up on my tummy. You see that little lump there – well that’s it. He’s been there all the time!!!!
MEGAN: (Panicking) We’ll fix it in no time. Now for God’s sake don’t move. I’m just popping next door to get Miss Fiona.
BARBARA: (Desperate) What for?
MEGAN: Well, she’s been in Africa for years. She’s sure to know how to deal with it.
BARBARA: All right, but don’t be long.