Lights on centre stage. Table with a still body on it. What looks like a wall either end with two doors on each wall. One person in blue stands at the near right door. Then a person in black stands at the near left door. Then a person in red stands at the far right door. And finally a person in green stands at the far left door.
The four takeout a key card and open their doors and enter at the same time. They all look at the table.
Blue: is he dead?
Green: no! not yet. I would give it an hours time
Black: where did they find him?
Red: just outside the boarder
Green: do you think he will wake before he dies? We need to question him about what he knows.
Black: then why donít you wake him. Looks at green. Green looks back. Fine Iíll do it.
Black shakes the body on the table and they all stand back as he wakes up. He begins the struggle as he is restrained.
Person: where am I? what do you want? Red points his finger at the person. person shakes in pain Arghh!
Red: we ask the questions here child! Who are you?
Black: where do you come from?
Green: what do you know about us?
Blue: why were you in the library?
Person: looking to the person who asks him the question as he answers your worst nightmare. My house. Everything. Cause I wanted to look for a book. Red and black point a finger each at the person causing him to shake in pain again. Arrrgghhh!
Blue: sympathetic answer the questions properly or we will hurt you more.
Person/Josh: my name is Josh. I live five days north from here. I only know that their were once ten of you. I was in the library looking for a way to destroy you, and to find ÖÖÖ. The Liberian. All four stands back shocked.
Josh: to set him free. All point a finger at him as he dies from the pain. Aaarrrgggghh!
Josh dies and the four exit of stage.
The library; people around shelves and front stage. Dom (the librarian) stood centre.
As Dom talks to himself the groups look at him oddly. He is talking in to a tape recorder.
Dom: everyday feels just the same. And I donít know why. Is it fate? Is it destiny? I donít know. Every book here Iíve read, every line there Iíve wrote. Yet something is missing from it all. I donít know what it is, but Iím determined to work it out. I had another dream yesterday, it was like all the others but I was standing on top of something giving a big speech to thousands, maybe millions of people, but I couldnít here what I was saying. Then I was woken up by a loud scream again. Something is happening here.
Leader of g1: somethingís happening alright. Youíve gone bloody loopy. Group laugh.
Leader of g2: leave him alone you selfish git. Dom looks at her and smiles. It aint his fault if he is mental. Girls of group 2 laugh.
Dom looks to the audience as all four groups surround him and start making comments about him. E.g. you smell. Weirdo. Nutter ect. Dom gets angry and as he yells the shelves shake and fall.
Dom: SHUT UPPPPPPPPPP!
as shelves fall all groups run of stage and enters blue.
Blue: what (pause) Do you think you are doing. Dom doesnít answer but starts to tidy up the mess of the library do you think this is acceptable?
Dom: (stuttering) nÖnÖÖnoÖ.sÖ.sir. blue paces the area slowly as Dom stands to attention and doesnít move. Blue walks stage left and looks over the audience as if looking for danger.
Blue: (friendly) look Dom, how long have you lived here?
Dom (oddly) my whole life.
Blue: and how many times has this happened? Dom is about to speak but they are interrupted by Black.
Black: what happened here then? Looks at Dom for an answer wait 5 seconds. In that five seconds we here Domís yell of ďSHUT UPĒ I see. Looks at Blue and I hope you was about to punish him. Looks at blue deeply. Wait four seconds. You werenít, oh well I will have to do it. Points a finger at Dom. He shakes violently but doesnít fall to the floor. Let that be your lesson for today. Keep your anger inside yourself. Never let it out. Do you understand. Dom nods his head. Black leaves, blue stands at stage left looking at Dom but not helping him. Then walks off. Dom rises to his feet and takes out his tape recorder.
Dom: (in to tape) Punishment number 5billion 3hundredandfifty-five million and one. I am getting use to it now but I think they are doing it more now because they know I hear the screams. (a scream in the distant background) just like that one.(more to himself than the tape but tape still on) I need to know what they are up to. I will have to get in there tonight at midnight, thatís when the most screams occur. Dom hears a bang and runs of stage dropping the tape recorder. Two people in baggy, ratty clothing enter the library. One is a male, the other female. they look around for anyone in there before relaxing and looking through the books.
Male: where is it?
Female: how am I supposed to know, you twit, just keep looking. (flicks through the books and troughs them behind her.)
Male: well youíre the girl, you should know, girls know everything. (the female looks at him with an evil glare and turnís away quickly.)
Female: I may be a girl but remember this.(shouting and throwing books at him) IF YOU EVER INSULT ME AGAIN I WILL PERSONALY DESTROY YOU MY SELF.
Male: well sorry Heather. But you told mission control you knew what you were doing. (She turns to him again and he whimpers)
Heather: well sorry to disappoint you Kyle, but mission control told me josh would have been back with the blue prints by now. (Throws another book behind her and hits the tape recorder. The tape starts playing. The last comments from Dom play as Kyle and Heather listen to it they donít notice the footsteps coming towards them until the tape stops playing. They leave the tape recorder and hide behind a bookshelf.
Dom:(looking round) where did i out that thing