CRYPTIC

CRYPTIC

EMILY and MOH are sitting opposite each other, Emily doing work and Moh reading a book. Emily looks up at him before looking back down. Moh pretends not to notice her staring, but then she looks up again.

Emily:
Moh.

Moh:
What?

Emily:
I just thought you should know to watch yourself today.

Moh:
What do you — what do you mean, for me to watch myself? What does that even mean?

Emily:
It’s gonna be an ominous day.

Moh:
Oh yeah? What makes you think that?

Emily:
The stars…

Moh:
The stars.

Emily:
Yeah, the stars.

Moh:
Okay, Em, so the stars aren’t out right now, so are you saying—

Emily:
From yesterday! They mentioned — they … shone out and like buzzed out ominously, which means that it’s going to be an ominous day.

Moh:
Okay, stop using that word so much. It’s going to be a fine day. I’m trying to peacefully read my book here, so if you’d leave me alone that’d be—

Emily is watching him expectantly, smiling, with big puppy-dog eyes.

Emily:
What?

Moh:
It’d be great, if you just left me alone.

Emily:
Fine.

Emily goes back to her work, and Moh settles into a sigh.

Moh:
What work are you even doing?

Emily is upset and does not want to reply.

Emily:
Hush now.

Moh:
No, come on, I’m actually interested. I have no idea what you’d be doing with all your books out but not a single pen in sight—

Emily lifts up a piece of paper that is a Ouija board.

Moh:
Oh my god what are you doing?

Emily:
I told you today was going to be ominous!

Moh:
You’re bleeding!

Emily spits out blood from her mouth.

Moh:
So it’s kind of like you needed to watch yourself today huh?

Emily is having a seziure. She passes out.

Moh looks up towards the sky.

Moh:
Thank you, stars.

Moh looks around before contemplating stealing the Ouija board. As he goes to take it, Emily springs back to life.

Moh:
God damn it!

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