Episode 8

Episode 8
HATOV
(Breathing heavily)
Sawa, close the hatch
 
SAWA
Hatch closing.
 
HATOV
Nova (beat) Nova!  You need to help.
 
NOVA
Work for your pay pretty boy.
 
SAWA
Transferring data to onboard model.
 
HATOV
But where do I?  (Beat)  Sawa, where is her room?
(Silence)
Sawa?
 
NOVA
Home, I missed you (beat) oh fuck.
 
HATOV
I didn't mean to, you moved and you didn't warn me.  You should have stayed still
 
NOVA
Wrong answer!  The correct response is an apology. Try it with me now, “I'm sorry”
 
HATOV
I had you, it was your
 
NOVA
Another option would be, I'm sorry Nova for dropping your ass like you're some sort of (beat) what was it?
(SAWA background: Transfer complete, NOVA giggles)
Glorified gutter rat?
 
HATOV
(Flustered)
I didn't mean that
 
NOVA
We’ll do it together, but the prize is forfeit. “I’m sorry”
 
HATOV
I was not taught to apologize.
 
NOVA
IThis is my ship, while you are in my baby you will follow my rules.
 
SAWA
Permission to bring you to your rooms
 
NOVA
Sawa, say you’re sorry
 
SAWA
You're sorry
 
NOVA
(frustrated)
Don't even know why I fucking try.
(Sadly)
This is my ship. 
 
SAWA
Nova, your behavior is irregular.  Would you like to go to your room?
 
NOVA
I’m tired Sawa.
 
SAWA
Would you like to go to your room?
 
HATOV
Wait I have questions
 
NOVA
Ask the android.  She knows everything.
 
HATOV
She doesn't know about my family.
 
NOVA
Of course she doesn’t, she doesn't know about mine either.  She knows all the important shit.
 
HATOV
But (beat) how did I end up here?  Why you?  Where are the people I was with?  Where's my ship?
 
NOVA
Sawa, what is this crew member's designation
 
SAWA
The fuckwit who decided to spacewalk without a goddamned suit.  Sawa, who the hell does that?
 
NOVA
(Clearly pleased with herself)
Didn't need that last part, but there's your answer.  My guess is that you're here because we're both really unlucky. 
 
HATOV
But you haven't
 
NOVA
Sawa, take me to bed?
 
HATOV
But what about me?
 
NOVA
What about you pretty boy?
 
HATOV
My name's Hatov, not pretty boy.
 
NOVA
It's a dumb name. You're not even wearing a hat.
 
HATOV
Hatov, it's a warrior's name. It’s honorable.
 
NOVA
Your honor's dumb too.
 
HATOV
I wouldn't expect an Inco to understand.
 
NOVA
You held tight to your honor, I held tight to my ass, and we've landed in the same goddamned place.  It's funny isn't it?  I think it's funny. 
 
HATOV
I landed far better than you did.
 
NOVA
Look, while I’m asleep, you and your honor figure out what you plan to do.  That sounds like a good idea, right?  Good job Nova.  I did a good job
 
HATOV
But I’m not done
 
NOVA
I am.  (Giggling) And I’m the captain.  Isn't the world just a wonderful place.
 
HATOV
You're awful.
 
NOVA
(Clearly trying to focus)
I thought I was being nice.  Guess not or maybe you're just a self-entitled prick?. It's kinda hard to tell, Sawa, where are we going?
 
SAWA
I am carrying you, to your rooms.
 
NOVA
Fading
Oh, okay.  Sawa you're the absolute best.  Stop telling me about newer models.
 
HATOV
(Quietly)
I am a prince.  I deserve respect, not a substandard ship and an outdated Android.
 
SAWA
Nova is trying to sleep.  She has requested that you “get your sorry ass off this ship and buy something for dinner”.  Are you interested in complying?
 
HATOV
(sneering)
I'm not an errand boy
SAWA
New information acquired.  Nova has indicated that if you do not wish to accompany me, you will not be eating.
 
HATOV
(indignantly)
She's treating me like a child.
 
SAWA
That is unclear.  You are only the second guest she has allowed to stay on ship for this duration
 
HATOV
I'm assuming the other is dead?
 
SAWA
That information is unavailable.
 
HATOV
What do you mean?
 
SAWA
  Nova has denied access to data regarding that subject. 
 
HATOV
She does that a lot, doesn't she?
SAWA
It is possible that if you paid the right price, she would grant you access to the information you desire.
 
HATOV
(Long pause)
You knew she was an Inco.
 
SAWA
That is correct.
 
HATOV
(In disbelief)
And you led me straight to her.
 
SAWA
That is correct.
 
HATOV
(Angry)
Why did you allow me to walk right into danger?
 
SAWA
Nova's vitals were stable and you indicated that speaking with her would aid your mental health.
 
HATOV
(disgusted)
Feh.  Her kind never help.
 
SAWA
Will you be accompanying me?
 
HATOV
What?
 
SAWA
Nova has requested that you “get your sorry ass off this ship and buy something for dinner”.  Are you interested in complying?
 
HATOV
I have no money.
 
SAWA
Understood.  Nova will pay.
 
HATOV
I'd rather die than use her money.
 
SAWA
Understood.  I will return within an imperial hour.  Nova has requested that you, “stay the hell out of her room”.  Do you intend to comply?
 
HATOV
(Long pause)
What about the rest of the ship?
 
SAWA
You are allowed to go anywhere you can access.  Do you intend to comply?
 
HATOV
Yes.
Sound of hatch opening and closing.  When he's alone, he sighs.
 
 
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