TYRANNY EPISODE ELEVEN - AVERSION
Daniel is writing in his journal at home. The phone rings.
AGENT -Hi may I speak with Mr. Daniel McCarthy please.
DANIEL -This is he.
AGENT -Mr McCarthy, this is Special Agent Holden with the FBI.
INT. FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Office- Polk Street.
Daniel is lead past a bunch of desks with computers and file cabinets.
AGENT -Go ahead and have a seat here Mr McCarthy. I’ll be with you in just a moment... Would you like a coffee of anything?
DANIEL -No, Im fine.
Special Agent Holden signs some papers and is handed some files from his assistant.
Holden sits across the table form Daniel. He opens a file.
AGENT -You live at the Huntervasser Downtown - it’s a loft space right?
AGENT -How long have you lived there?
DANIEL -Four years.
AGENT -You like living there - in a loft, as apposed to an apartment?
DANIEL -It’s alright. Sure, I guess. Why?
AGENT -Just curious. I keep thinking of getting one of those myself. What are you doing for the Millennium? Anything special?
DANIEL -No. I hate new years, actually.
AGENT -Ah but it’s the big one, no big plans?
DANIEL -Its just a lot of crowds and hype. I’d rather just stay home.
AGENT -Yeah I know what you mean. I’m kinda that way too.
Special Agent Holden pulls out some photos.
Agent -Tell me, Mr McCarthy, have you ever seen this man before?
He passes Daniel the photo.
AGENT -Are you sure, look at it carefully.
DANIEL -I’m sure.
AGENT -OK. How about this one?
He passes him another photo.
Holden starts flipping through some pages in his files.
AGENT -OK. Let’s see here... Have you ever visited any of the following establishments: Victors on Haight street?
AGENT -The Bourgeois Pig?
AGENT -Atlantis Books?
AGENT -Oh you have.
DANIEL -Yes. I.. but I assume you must already know that.
AGENT -How would we know that?
DANIEL -You guys have been following me.
Special Agent Holden leans back in his chair.
AGENT -Why do you think someones been following you?
DANIEL -Because I’ve seen you guys - everywhere I go, one of your guys shows up. I almost hit one with the car the other day.
AGENT -Nobody’s following you Mr. McCarthy, at least not from this office.
DANIEL -How did you know I went to Atlantis Books?
AGENT -Because you just told me.
DANIEL -Am I not supposed to go there or something?
AGENT -You’re free to go whereever you want, Mr McCarthy. You know, you havent even asked me why youre here? Dont you want to know? Aren’t you curious?
Daniel begins to feel dizzy, as if he's heard this before, some other time. By either this man or possibly another. He loses focus...