ROSA †(furious) You are making
me lose my temper.
KIP †Lose it. (Pause) Iíd like
to see what you do when you lose your temper. I bet youíre cuter than ever.
ROSA †(trying to contain herself)
KIP †(quieter) Sorry. Itís
how I am. Disgusting.
ROSA †All right . . . let
us suppose you are. But I have to warn you, Kip, if things go on like this . . . you
may be expelled.
KIP †So: if you have to expel me . . . expel
ROSA †Donít think Iím joking, Kip . .
. The situation is serious. The committee I chair ó
KIP †That Expulsion Committee should
take care. If Iíve got to take the blame for someone else, I can take it like
the best of them. But when you treat me badly, Iím really bad. The worst.
ROSA †I know youíre a very good
person. I know that, Kip. You can do without things when other people need them.
Youíve often proved that . . .
KIP †But when they treat me badly . . . when
they do something unjust . . . if they really wind me up . . . (Raises
his voice) when theyíre driving me mad . . .!
ROSA †Calm down. Iím talking hypothetically.
Kip, Iím not threatening you.
KIP †(becoming restless. He gets
up, clenching his fist) Well . . . that Expulsion
Committee . . . theyíre . . . pieces of
shit, man. In the other schools when they expelled me, they said: ĎInto the fucking
street, you lout. Thereís the door. Youíre out on your arse.í None of this messing
about. And what pisses me off most, is itís the worst teachers and the most
two-faced students who are putting their classmate in the street . . . Judases!
ROSA †Donít take it like this, Kip.
You are a very intelligent student. And you know it. And youíre generous,
brave, sincere. Thatís not in question.
KIP †But . . . Iím
a bastard. Right? Iím wrong in the head. Fucked up. Go on! Say it! (Lighting
a cigarette butt) Thatís right, too . . . for sure. I
know better than anyone Iíve lost it.
ROSA †Let us stick to the point,
KIP †(new change, smiling) Kip.
Itís Kip or Twisted. íCos if you donít call me what I want . . . I
wonít answer. (Half-joking) And I wonít talk without my lawyer present.
ROSA †Since you came to this school five
months ago, after you were expelled from the one before . . .
KIP †Which had no Expulsion Committee,
by the way.
ROSA †(losing patience) You
want me to stop talking?! (Pause) Since you came to this school, you
have been a constant source of conflict, Kip. Youíve clashed with teachers, and
been aggressive. Youíve had fights with several students, and even injured some
of them! We have formal complaints about you from parents. And whatís more . . . as
if that werenít enough, you have made a female student pregnant.