ACT IV - Scene IV "Finale"
We are on GARÐASTRÆTI in REYKJAVÍK. Enter SVEINBJÖRN, coming from FISCHERSUND. He staggers, barely able to walk. He is quite clearly in a state of considerable inebriation. In his left hand he holds a half-eaten Devito's pizza slice.
SVEINBJÖRN pauses and looks around.
SVEINBJÖRN: I should take a shortcut.
SVEINBJÖRN walks up BÁRUGATA and enters the GARDEN OF BÁRUGATA 3, adjacent to the back of ÖLDUGATA 4. In front of him is a thick cement wall, the only serious obstacle between himself and a soft bed.
SVEINBJÖRN (puzzled): Hmm...
SVEINBJÖRN casts the half-eaten pizza into the grass and starts to scale the wall with some difficulty. After several unimpressive attempts which amply demonstrate his athletic shortcomings and inebriated condition, he manages to heave himself up. He rises to stand upright on the wall, precariously maintaining balance.
(rear shot of ÖLDUGATA 4 BASEMENT ENTRANCE)
SVEINBJÖRN places his foot on a black City of Reykjavík trash bin to facilitate his descent to the safety of the tiled ground. The trash bin gives way and topples. SVEINBJÖRN falls awkwardly with it, crushing the right side of his back against the top of the wall. He feels the intense, searing pain even through the alcoholic haze. He half-stands without moving for a minute before proceeding to bed, cursing and promising never to take a shortcut again.
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