GIRL heads down an outdoor corridor between one of the buildings in her complex and the covered tennis court next door. There are THREE PEOPLE at the far end: a NANNY, a LITTLE BOY and a LITTLE GIRL. They are speaking in English. GIRL can’t help but listen to their conversation as she approaches them.
It is here. He said it is here.
I don’t know what to tell you. He’s not here and we don’t even know where he lives, so we can’t go looking.
But he is here! He said!
If you had told me before, I would have gotten his mom’s phone number but I don’t even know who he is.
The LITTLE GIRL is in her own world, slowly spinning in circles, making the extra length on the straps of her backpack flit around her.
He is here. It is here.
GIRL is within speaking distance and addresses the group in English.
Can I help you guys?
Yes! We’re looking for his friend, but he’s not here. We were supposed to meet him half an hour ago so he probably went home.
(to LITTLE BOY)
If you know your friend’s name, we can look for it in the directory.
He is called Ludo.
What about his other name? Does he have a second name?
I only know it in French!
(smiles even wider)
I bet we can find it, even if it’s in French. What is it?
LITTLE BOY gives her a last name and GIRL scrolls through the resident directory located on the entry keypad. SHE finds the name and buzzes. SOMEONE picks up and LITTLE BOY starts yelling happily,
Ludo ! Ludo ! C’est moi !
The door BUZZES and NANNY, LITTLE BOY and LITTLE GIRL enter the building. GIRL continues on her initial trajectory.