Warning: This work has been rated 16+ for mature content.
Okay, so this is a duologue I have previously posted on here which has since been edited. I am currently turning this into a script so stuff does happen before this. To give you a run of what's happening Lily has gone with her boyfriend William to meet his family. Whilst there William's uncle arrives and William's behaviour changes as a result. He tenses when he uncle touches him, he no longer laughs, constantly keeping his eye on where his uncle is in the room. Lily decides to take action and takes William to his room to get to the bottom of the problem. I hope you enjoy and thank you for reading ^-^ Also I didn't know how to rate this because it doesn't contain swear words and isn't graphic in the description but it is about the difficult subject of rape.
LILY walks into WILLIAM’s bedroom, WILLIAM close behind her. It’s a large room, a double bed in the centre and many paintings and photos lining the walls. French doors that lead out into the garden are hidden from view behind heavy cream curtains. The room is light by a single lamp on the dark wooden desk opposite the bed.
What is it you wanted to talk about?
Is something bothering you? You’ve been acting funny since your uncle arrived. Aren’t you excited to see him?
(forcing a smile)
William, don’t lie to me.
(raises voice, William goes to speak)
Don’t pretend you’re okay either, look you’re shaking.
(moving close to him)
(Pained expression, whispers)
(stroking his arm)
I don’t want to see you suffer like this. Please tell, I might be able to help you.
Leave me alone!
(Shouting, knocks her arm away)
You don’t have a clue what I’ve been through, you have no idea. Do you know what they say about people like me? They’d call me a fag, a weakling, a girl, liar, you name it they probably think of it.
(Tears run down his face, he harshly wipes them away)
I’m meant to be a man and yet I’m crying. Men don’t cry.
(confusion crosses her face)
What are you talking about?
WILLIAM’s silence continues, he begins to pace.
Will. Why would people would people call you a fag?
You’re not…you’re not trying to tell me something, are you?
(William walks over to her)
No, Lily, I love you.
Well, when what is it?
I… I have never told anyone. No one would believe me, everyone will judge me for what happened.
They’d probably believe him over me, everyone loves him.
Did he hit you?
(William shake his head)
There is a long pause, LILY is deep in concentration, eyes closed, trying to figure out what happened to WILLIAM. LILY opens her eyes and turns to look at WILLIAM. Comprehension dawns on LILY’s face
Please don’t tell me he-
He raped you.
WILLIAM falls to the floor, wailing into his hands. LILY is taken aback.
(Lily falls to the floor beside him)
(she holds him)
Shh, it’s okay.
(she continues to comfort him)
Tell me what happened. I won’t judge you. You are the strongest person I know; you are my rock and just because you were raped does not change that fact.
WILLIAM continues to sob, his chest heaving violently. As his sobs die down, silence fills the room. WILLIAM lifts his head, his expression pained, his muscles tense with fear. The occasional sob racks his body as he slowly begins his recount.
(William takes slow, uneven breaths, he looks Lily in the eyes. William breaks down serval times throughout)
It started when I was 12. I was in the house alone. Everyone was outside; playing in the sun but it was giving me a headache so I came inside. That’s when he came in.
I barely noticed he was there until he pushed me up against the wall and… and
(he trails away, unable to finish).
A minute passes filled with heavy sobs before WILLIAM is able to continue.
He said that if I told anyone he’d say I was lying and that I pushed myself on him. I was so scared. I was lonely.
But it didn’t end there?
(squeezes his hand)
Every time he visited. The first time it happened I hoped it was just a one off but it wasn’t. After that, I tried hiding myself and when that didn’t work, I made sure to stay close to someone at all times. It worked in reality but my mind visited those hours regularly. The weakness, the pain, his satisfaction.
(he spat as tears rolled down his face)
And your family have no idea?
People see want they went to see. I always wanted to tell but I always backed out as the last second.
Maybe now’s a good time
(William shakes his head, fresh tears streaming down his face)
It doesn’t have to be everyone, what about just your dad?
No way, it’s his brother we’re talking about!
Wills looks panicked, he gets up and begins to pace.
(Lily walk over to him, holding him steady)
Look at me.
(William looks at her)
He loves you so much. He would do anything for you. He might be his brother but you’re his son.
(a few moments pass)
Do you want me to go get him?
A few moments of heavy silence pass.
(takes a deep breath)