The Two Bens: Supplementary Scene
Kyle Scott lay half asleep in
bed in the early hours of the morning. He briefly opened his eyes to see two
empty beer cans on his side table before dozing off again. Suddenly he heard a
violent hammering on the door. He pulled the pillow round his head to muffle the
sound of Luigi answering the door of the apartment. In what seemed like a split
second, the door to his room flew open and Katie Ryan strode in, tossing her
hair to one side feistily. She pulled Kyle's duvet off him:
"Wake up Kyle,
its serious. I take it you haven't heard the news" , she whispered
"Ere what the 'ell you doin'. You after a piece or summat?" Kyle
"Kyle I do not do chavs, as you well know. Although I am
rather impressed. However this is serious; its all over the news *whispering*
Bowie's dead", Katie exclaimed.
As she spoke, they heard Ben shouting from
"Luigi who the hell was that hammering on the door at this
Katie ran to the door of Kyle's room and shouted:
OK Ben, its just me. I need to speak to Kyle about a professional matter", she
"This is completely unfair Katie. I need my sleep", Ben tersely
replied. Katie went back to Kyle's bedside:
"Ok, there is no way that we can
let Ben find out what's happened. The shock will devastate him, especially
coming so soon after that dull bitch nearly caused him to have a complete
breakdown by dragging him through the courts. Therefore here's what we'll do:
you Kyle will text all of the team right now instructing them not to tell Ben
anything about Bowie and to keep him away from all newsagents and ensuring that
he's kept too busy on the case to watch TV. I'll give him ten minutes to go back
to sleep then I have work to do in his room."
Katie waited ten minutes,
then she snuck into Ben's room and quietly removed Ben's radio-clock alarm and
his smartphone. She had a word with Luigi about the situation, then she went
outside the apartment into the exclusive foyer and used the phone to ring the
Doctor. After a short while the phone was answered:
"Och, och, who's
"Hi Doctor, this is Katie Ryan."
"Yes, Katie Ryan.
You know. Ben Chatham's attractive partner in leading Operation Delta."
oh that Katie Ryan. How did you get my number?"
"I've borrowed Ben's phone.
Now listen Doctor, this is serious. David Bowie has died. We are very worried
about Ben. We can't let him find out suddenly like this, not in his state. You
must know what a wuss he is. Myself I believe in the pull yourself together
school of counselling but we are on an important case. I don't want Ben going
into meltdown over this. Get it Doctor?"
"Och I see, yes. Poor Ben. I feel
for the laddie, I really do. I met Bowie once, indeed it was me who gave him the
idea for 'Space Oddity'. Och you see Major Tom was....."
Doctor, I'm not interested in a dreary anecdote, what I want you to do is to
block all info about Bowie's demise from reaching Ben's phone. Do it now
"Och alright lassie, there's no need to be rude. I'll just get onto
it now. Poor David. And poor Ben. Please give him my regards."
Doctor. Oh by the way, Ben says that he was visited by your old companion Clara.
In a toilet."
"Clara in a toilet? Lurking after men? Och dear".
gave us a warning. But that's our business. Ben will ring you if he needs your
help. But don't say we had this conversation."
"Och do you think I'm stupid
lassie? Of course I won't. Poor David. And poor Ben."
"Goodbye then Doctor".