Minisode Hatov Alone Uneven footsteps NOVA (hissing) What are you doing there? HATOV This is the shame corner. I let you get hurt, I couldn’t help you, I am thinking things over. (beat) how do you feel? NOVA Like death warmed over. HATOV (despondently) Do you actually recognize me? NOVA (beat) That’s a weird question. HATOV When the fever spikes sometimes you don’t. NOVA (Pained sitting) Well, you my dear princeling are a pain in the ass I ended up fishing from the inky void of space. HATOV I’m worried about you Nova NOVA (beat) Huh. I think you’ve gone and gotten yourself attached, (beat) I have to say you chose poorly. HATOV Your skin (beat) it’s hot NOVAI , that feels nice. Your hands are cold. HATOV Go back to bed. NOVA No. Lend me your shoulder. HATOV “Lend me your shoulder”, no one on Eolara would have dared ask me that. NOVA Sounds fucked up. HATOV I’ve been wondering more and more about that since I got stranded. NOVA Oh, is little space eyes experiencing doubts? HATOV Yes. NOVA Good, it means you’re starting to think. HATOV I don’t know if I like it. NOVA (laughs) Ow, shit, shitshitshitshitshit HATOV What’s wrong? NOVA Everything hurts, and I wore myself out walking over here. HATOV Do you want me to get Sawa? NOVA If I wanted the droid, I’d call her over. HATOV Did you eat? NOVA (Gags) Please no. No food. HATOV (warningly) You need to eat. NOVA If I eat, I puke. The novelty has worn off pretty boy. HATOV Don’t make me feed you. NOVA You don’t have the balls to try. HATOV You’re wasting away. NOVA (beat) Are you really worried about me, or is it more about getting home? HATOV I (beat) I don’t know. I want to go home but the thought of you dying keeps me up at night. NOVA How many times do I have to tell you I’m not going to die, pretty boy? HATOV Uhm NOVA Is there a number I’ve gotta hit, or some tone I’m missing? Is there some sort of input code I should use? HATOV I don’t think that’s how it works. NOVA (sighs) I’m going to trap you here for bit, is that okay? HATOV What do you mean? NOVA Wake me up in an hour. HATOV Nova, you need to go back to your bed. NOVA Mmm mmm, I had a nightmare. I need you here to tell me it wasn’t real.