Abi and Sara are both walking side by side next to the pond.
Abi: It’s such a nice day today! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I sound like an idiot.
Sara: There’s a reason for that Abi. You are an idiot.
Sara stops and looks around in confusion.
Sara: Where are we!?
Abi: Oh crap, we went completely the wrong way.
Sara: No, you went the wrong way and you promised that you weren’t going to get us lost. I told you we should never have come here.
Abi: I’m sorry! Don’t worry, we’ll find our way back.
Sara: You do this all the time. You drag me places I don’t want to go and then you completely ruin my day.
Abi: Well… well…
Abi nudges Sara. This turns into a play fight, and the pair pretend to push each other into the pond. As they’re doing this, Abi accidentally falls into the pond.
Sara: (laughing) Serves you right!
Abi: Sara, seriously. There’s something in here, it’s trying to speak and it’s pulling me under!
Sara stops laughing and looks down to realise that Abi is struggling to keep herself afloat.
Sara: Oh my! Don’t worry, I’ll get you out!
Abi screams and waves her arms in despair.
Sara grabs a stick from the ground and attempts to pull her out.
Sara: Hold on, I’ll get you out. Just hold on!
After lots of pulling and shouting, Sara finally gets Abi out of the pond and the both sprint back home.
Abi switches on the TV. There’s a breaking news story saying “Dead man found in Martin’s Pond.”
Abi and Sara look at each other in shock.
Sara: Oh crap.
Abi: (pacing) What- whatever or whoever was in that pond was alive. I think we need to talk someone.
Sara: Like who?
Abi: Like the police. Or our parents?!
Sara: Well in case you’ve forgotten I can’t talk to my mum.
Abi: I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean anything by it.
Sara: It’s okay, I’m stronger than relying on my mum. I haven’t needed her for thirteen years and I don’t need her now.
Abi: I know. Okay, but what about the police, we could talk to them? My phone’s died, let’s use the home phone.
Abi goes to the phone and as she lifts it up to her ear the cord is cut and a pair of scissors fall at her feet. She drops the phone and runs to Sara.
Sara: Someone’s been in here.
There is a loud bang.
Abi: What was that?