S01E07: You Made A Black Girl Blush by Minna Davies | @minandazz #YMABGB



OUTSIDE THE CLUB, NIGHT 

MARGARET coming outside the club, walking on the pedestrian, two guys walking behind her, she notices them and pays no attention at first, but they move a little faster, she immediately senses danger and tries to run, they run in pursuit of her, before she could move father, one immediately grabs her, holds her tight so she can’t move, but she is restless, fighting her way through. The other guy holds her leg, they cross over to a car by the other side of the street and shove her in. the car is dark, she tries to fight her way out of the car, screaming 

VOICE 
It’s been a while Margaret  

The voice calms her calms her screaming. 

SAM puts on the light in the car; she is surprised to see him. 

SAM 
I knew you would lead me right 
 to her, all I had to do was wait. 

MARGARET  
Sam? 

SAM 
Hi Margaret, its been a while. 

MARGARET  
Yeah. 

SAM 
You do not seem happy to see me. 

MARGARET  
Should I be? 

SAM 
You owe me a daughter. 

MARGARET  
I told you before, I don’t have 
Her. 



SAM 
(chuckles) 
Alright I believe you. You know  
We should go out on a date, I never 
Got over pretty face. 

MARGARET  
I don’t trust you. 

SAM 
Me too, see we have something  
in common. Alrightyou bore me, 
you can leave now. 

He unlocks the door.  Margaret is not eager to get out, she is weak, almost scared, but she tries to hide it from him. 

SAM 
You seem eager for the date. 

She stares at him with a cheesy smile and leaves. 

MIKE’S HOUSE, DAY 
Mike and Bunmi enters, mike carrying the little luggage in. it’s been a while Bunmi was home, she takes it in for a moment, the sitting room is still as scanty as usual, but the punching bag is no more there. 

BUNMI 
Where is your punching bag? 

MIKE 
(He dumps the bag by the side) 
I decided to move my workout outside in  
The backyard. 

BUNMI 
The punching bag made this room 
little beautiful. 

MIKE 
I remember teaching you how to punch 
When you were younger. 

BUNMI 
I was a bad student. 

MIKE 
Yeah you were. But you are  
But you never give up even when you 
Are knocked down. 

BUNMI 
(She smiles) 
Is that a compliment from you? 

MIKE 
 Don’t get too excited. And yeah, I saw you 
And your boyfriend at the last fight. 

BUNMI 
(Blush slightly) 
He is not my boyfriend. 

She walks towards her room, intentionally trying to avoid the conversation.  
Mike ignores her and jumps on the couch to relax. 
Bunmi stops, almost as if she just remembered something. 

BUNMI 
How about my mum? 

Mike turns to her surprised. 

BUNMI 
When is she coming? 

MIKE 
(Finding the words hard to say) 
Soon. I thought you hated her. 

BUNMI 
I do, but then I want to know how she 
Looks like, maybe if she tells me  
Why she left, I might understand. 

MIKE 
Okay. You need to relax, you look 
Tired. 

They both share a smile before she leaves. 



MARGARET’S HOUSE DAY 
Mike enters in a rush happy, Margaret is packing her things, she plans to leave, seeing her pack, he tries to calms himself. 

MIKE 
Are you packing? 

MARGARET  
Yeah mike, I have to go back to  
New york tomorrow. The devil is here. 

MIKE 
Sam? 

MARGARET  
And he is after my daughter, he would  
Not her, I would not be the reason 
 why he would. 

MIKE 
Bunmi is ready to forgive you, 
She just wants to see you. 

His words pauses Margaret for a while, you can see the obvious tiny smile at the corner of her face. 

MARGARET 
Really? 

MIKE 
Yeah. 

MARGARET 
She can’t meet me now. 
(tears almost falling down her eyes) 
Tell her I am not coming. 

MIKE 
Meg, you don’t have to let 
Separate you from your daughter. 

MARGARET  
You don’t know him, he is a monster. 
He gets what he wants from a thing, 
And then he crushes it. The only reason  
I am alive is because, I have what he wants 

MIKE 
All you do is run, you have to 
Fight sometimes, you never know 
How strong you are till you try. 

MARGARET  
Mike, I am not risking it, my daughter 
Is in the middle of this gun fight, no way. 

MIKE 
You are going to regret this. 

MARGARET  
Some sacrifices are worth it. 

MIKE 
Some are just stupid  

Mike leaves. 

MIKE’S HOUSE, SITTING ROOM. 

Mike comes in to see Bunmi training with the punching bag, she does not even notice he is there. 

MIKE 
You brought it back in. 

BUNMI 
Yeah, needed to take some load off. 

MIKE 
You have gotten good. 

BUNMI 
I watched you all my life, I would  
Pick up something. 

She continues with the punching bags. 

MIKE 
Your mum is not coming anymore. 

The news overwhelms her, she misses her punch, she turns and there is disappointment and hate in her eyes. She can barely say a word. 

BUNMI 
It’s fine, it does not change anything. 

Walking to her room feels like a thousand miles, she can’t hold it anymore as tears stream out of her eyes. She falls on her bed, screaming in her pillow. 

Bunmi tries to fix herself, act strong, she quickly, goes to her locker, there is a business card, the one Margaret gave, and she dials the number still crying softly. 

BUNMI 
Hello. 

MARGARET V.O 
Hi, who is this? 

BUNMI 
(Crying softly) 
Bunmi, you said I should call 
If I ever wanted to talk,  
I want to talk. 



……………………. YOU MADE A BLACK GIRL BLUSH BY MINNA DAVIES………….. 
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