EMALINE and AMY are eating lunch in the kitchen area. EMALINE has cheese and crackers.
EMALINE: So you know who’s pissing me off today?
EMALINE: ****ing Marion. Mental old cow. I mean a one in five check on every batch?
AMY: If she’d ever done a day’s work in her life she’d know how ridiculous it is.
Enter RICHARD, grinning and pointing at the food on the table. EMALINE looks annoyed with this.
RICHARD: Ladies! Don’t stuff your faces now, you want to have your appetites for tonight.
EMALINE: Oh God. I was hoping it wouldn’t be you.
RICHARD is at the coffee machine, getting a coffee.
RICHARD: Excuse me?
AMY: Chernose invited us out to dinner at Chez Paul but he didn’t say who was paying.
EMALINE: Yeah, he said a mystery man of tremendous wealth and charisma was treating us.
RICHARD puts his hand on Emaline’s shoulder.
RICHARD: Well he was half right.
AMY: Are you wealthy then?
RICHARD: Not in the least my bespectacled beauty. I shall, however, scrimp and save to live up to my part of this ridiculous bargain for you and Sugarpop here.
EMALINE has taken RICHARD’s hand off her shoulder.
EMALINE: Jesus, stop calling me that. It’s in no way as cute or funny as you think it is.
RICHARD: Sure it isn’t. See you tonight, Sugarpop.
AMY and EMALINE are left alone in the kitchen. Richard is walking off if we can still see him.
AMY: Wow. Are we still going?
EMALINE: Ah, why not. You heard him, he is actually paying. And have you tried the food at Chez Paul? It’ll be worth hanging around that idiot for a couple of hours for the bread alone.