Written by Edwin Baru
Baru: Dude, did you just fart?
Baru: Oh, never mind, it’s this guy seated next to me. What is wrong with men and their aversion to deodorant? Anyway, Is how?
Edwin: What do you mean ‘is how’? (Mockingly)
Baru: You know what I mean. So what’s up?
Edwin: Nothing… (Looking down)
Edwin: You really should get more vocabulary…
Baru: Dude, seriously?
Edwin: Yes, seriously.
Baru: What is it with you today, you seem…
Edwin: Kind of awesome?
Baru: That’s a constant, but today there is something a little off with your mood.
Edwin: What do you mean off?
Baru: Off like (snapping fingers) a switch… is it her again?
Edwin: Who her?
Baru: (Nudging Edwin) you know who I mean, her HER!
Edwin: (Looking away) I have no idea what you are talking about.
Baru: Oh my God! It is her (laughing uncontrollably)
Edwin: Shut up or I will slap the peanuts out of you!
Baru: (Now doing a jig around Edwin) hahaha, Edwin likes a gi-irl, Edwin likes a gi-irl, na na nan a na!!
Edwin: Shut up!
Baru: (Still dancing around Edwin now singing louder) Edwin likes a gi-irl, Edwin likes a gi-irl, na na nan a na!!
Edwin: come here, there is something on your cheek.
Baru: Where? Get it off, get it off me (leaning in towards Edwin)
Edwin: (Slaps Baru sharply in the face)
Baru: Ouch!! That stings! (Rubbing his face with his palm)
Edwin: Where, see how much better the world is without you laughing and dancing around like a clown!
Baru: You really don’t have to slap me you know…
Edwin: Oh really? Remember that time we saw a lady in stockings that had a run? What did you do?
Baru: (Embarrassed) laugh and dance around…
Baru: We got slapped in the face…
Edwin: Yes, and that time we thought that bouncers pants were too tight. Remember that?
Baru: (Even more embarrassed) yes,
Edwin: (Clearly enjoying himself) and…
Baru: We got slapped…okay, you make your point… Christ! Why do you get so argumentative when I bring her up? Why don’t you just ask her out?
Edwin: It’s not that simple!
Baru: It is!
Edwin: Is not!
Edwin: Is not!
Baru: (Sticking his tongue out) is!
Edwin: I am not having this argument with you…
Baru: Then tell me why it’s sooooo hard!
Edwin: Okay, how do I begin this (gesturing in a confused way)… I think it’s her eyes, the way they look at me… I can’t read her, at least not well enough…no, it’s not them, I think my problem is the…
Baru: You guy, am hungry…am off to lunch
Baru: (Shrugging shoulders) what? I’m hungry!
Edwin: Dude, seriously?
Baru: You really should get more vocabulary… so, are you coming or what?
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