Arc 2 Episode 5 Sound of footsteps approaching and Hatov’s steady breathing Polite coughing and Hatov groans JEANNE Wake up. HATOV (drowsily) Just a few more minutes. It’s time for (trails off) JEANNE (mutters) Fuck, kid. Do you have no survival instincts whatsoever? (loudly) Hatov. HATOV RLurches upright Likely a panicked scream What? What are you— JEANNE (sarcastically) Oh, good. You’re up. HATOV (outraged) Why are you hovering above me? (Quietly) My heart almost stopped. JEANNE Wake up call. You slept straight through lunch HATOV (yawning) I was up late. I was feeding SAWA the translation you asked for (complaining) there was nothing in there, it was boring from beginning to end and (beat) can’t this wait for another two or three hours. It’s too early. JEANNE You slept through lunch. HATOV There’s no sun here. Your clock means nothing. JEANNE (pointedly) What else do you do on this ship? HATOV (Dozing) What kind of question is that? I just translated an entire diary for you. JEANNE Before that. HATOV Ehm (dozes off) JEANNE (loudly) Stay with me, kid. HATOV (drowsily annoyed) I’m awake. What were we—, I translated the diary and (Trails off) JEANNE (impatiently) And? HATOV I took care of Nova when she was sick (yawns) I had to run errands, tried to cook (distracted, sleepily, laying back down) ‘m bad a cooking. Bad at errands JEANNE (slowly) And chores? HATOV (getting comfortable) What chores? There are no teachers here. No lessons. JEANNE (Realizing and in disbelief) She doesn’t make you do anything. HATOV What is there to do? Nova takes care of everything. JEANNE Is she a maid? HATOV (beat) Well, no? JEANNE Are you somehow related? HATOV (irked) What is with these questions I— JEANNE You’re costing money, and you aren’t paying a goddamned thing. HATOV I told Nova I’d pay her when I get home. JEANNE And in the interim, she’s already spent more than 13,000 units on you, gotten herself stabbed, cut ties with the galactic union, and nearly got herself killed with me. (Starting to leave) You can stand to do a bit of work. HATOV (beat, scrambling out of the hammock and following after her) What kind of work? JEANNE Repairs. HATOV But the ship is fine. JEANNE (pause, sizing him up, beat) It’s not. You were flying with a 25% risk of hull failure. HATOV (beat) Were? JEANNE She docked this morning. We’re currently in my ship. HATOV (shocked) In your ship? JEANNE Yes, it’s big. Come on. HATOV (clambering out of hammock, stumbling) What about breakfast? JEANNE Lunch. And you’ll eat when we reach the half-way point. HATOV But— JEANNE If you don’t work, you don’t eat. HATOV (long pause) Where’s Nova? JEANNE Exploring. She always wanted an A-class, this just works better for her. Fewer forms to fill out. HATOV And Alula purchased it. JEANNE (beat) Yes. That too. (running hand along metal) It’s a good ship if she doesn’t insist on running it to hell and back. HATOV Wow, it’s JEANNE Big, yes, we’ve been over this. HATOV But the entire ship fits here and there’s space. JEANNE It’s also a bitch to land. I don’t like using it very often, but knowing Nova. HATOV (realizing) You never intended to kill her. Jeanne pauses in her walking/stops abruptly JEANNE (long pause) How much do you know about maintaining a ship? HATOV Well, we had a few on Eolara, but they only orbited the planet and (beat) father had others tend to it. JEANNE What was it used for? (silence) So, I’m assuming you know nothing. HATOV (sighs) Yes. JEANNE Then it’s as good a time as any to replace everything, isn’t it? HATOV What? JEANNE We’re going to take down every panel, check the wires, rivets, and bolts, and put it all back together. HATOV That’ll take forever. JEANNE Exactly. Nova does this every two months. It can take her anywhere from four days to a week. HATOV Does she know that we’re doing this? JEANNE I’d be shocked if she didn’t. Louder SAWA! SAWA (through an intercom) Yes, Jeanne? JEANNE I want a full rundown on the ship, every rivet, every bolt, if there’s a frayed wire I want to know. SAWA Would you like that compiled alphabetically or based on location? JEANNE Why the hell would I want it alphabetically? SAWA Answer unclear. Would you like your request compiled alphabetically or based on location? JEANNE (muttered) Did she really have to keep the fourth gen? Jesus, I want the list organized by location and piece. SAWA Understood. I will deliver it momentarily. JEANNE We’ll start from the top. HATOV There? JEANNE No. When we’re taking this thing apart, we need to stay organized, everything should be labelled, but this is Nova we’re talking about so— HATOV Wait (beat) you were serious? JEANNE I’ll repeat this one more time. If you don’t work, you don’t eat Hatov.