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Bad Luck Boy

Drama set in a children's home. Toby believes his life is jinxed and Tracy makes it worse by writing about him. Meanwhile, Sapphire has plans for a night out alone.


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Oh, you not finished your column yet?

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Oh, Tracy!

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Look, the main thing is, not to be afraid of the deadline.

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Don't watch the clock.

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And out of nowhere, you'll get the light bulb moment.

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It's just a chance to meet up, have a chat, see how you get on. Tracy.

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Do you remember that social worker telling Toby about Mr and Mrs Scott?

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-Very nice couple?

-Yeah.

-They're coming to meet him tomorrow.

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I mean, we'll wait to meet them. But they might want to foster Toby!

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-Exciting, isn't it?

-Fantastic news!

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You'd rather get fostered by crocodiles?

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-Gina says they're really nice.

-Sure.

-What's the problem?

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The problem is, it's bound to go horribly wrong.

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-Why?

-Watch. From now on, everything I touch...

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No. Toby, think positive.

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-If you really want something to go right, it will.

-Nah.

-Seriously.

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-What do you want to happen?

-Now? Breakfast.

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-Let's make you a perfect breakfast.

-In this place?

-Think positive.

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What's it going to be?

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Boiled egg. Proper, soft dippy egg.

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Four minutes 20!

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Jeff is gonna reek.

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Harry, don't get milk on Jeff.

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-Four minutes 27!

-I'm on it!

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Go! Liam, toast!

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Perfect.

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I'll do you another.

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What's the point?

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I told you, from the day I was born, I'm jinxed.

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Sapphire, this came.

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Agh!

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Nice one.

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Dizzee? Are you joking me? Agh!

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My Dad's got me two tickets for tomorrow! How cool!

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Cos my dad's like, a roadie, so...

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We'll probably go backstage and meet Dizzee!

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It's gonna be so wicked!

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Two tickets, which are worth loads.

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You know I so have to go, yeah?

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-No.

-Why? No way!

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-You know why!

-You are joking me?

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Let's not go through it again.

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I hate you.

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-What's going on?

-You lot stopping me going to the gig!

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-It's like being in prison!

-Wait...

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I'm not stopping you going.

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-Why won't Gina let you go?

-She doesn't want me seeing my dad.

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She must have a reason.

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I can't help you if you won't tell me what's going on.

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I am on your side, Sapphire.

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I'm not going to change my mind, Sapphire.

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-If I tell you, you'll just be on their side.

-Try me.

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The last time I went out with my dad, I stayed out quite late,

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cos he was packing up the gear.

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-How late?

-It wasn't that bad.

-How late?

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Call the police late. That's why they won't me see him.

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Cos you stayed out too late with your dad? There must be more to it.

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The thing is, I kind of, accidentally, got on the tour bus,

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just to speak to my dad, but then I fell asleep.

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-Could happen to anyone.

-Exactly.

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Which makes me think there's more to it.

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Well, if you don't trust me, then...

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All right.

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A customs man found me.

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What?

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He was checking for passports and he saw me under these coats.

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Passports?

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I didn't know we gone to Amsterdam.

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I'd slept on the ferry.

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The thing is, though...

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..I just wanted to be with my dad so much.

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But now...they won't let me see him.

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And it's so not fair.

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It's OK.

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Sapphire told me what happened. You've got to let her see him.

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These kids spend their lives away from the people they love most.

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Those people aren't always the best.

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That doesn't mean we're not allowed to see them!

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But her dad, to put it mildly,

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isn't fit to take care of her without supervision.

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Have you seen her file?

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Here, read that. In fact, read all of them.

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The fact is, we're the ones who care for Sapphire.

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Would you let her see her father on her own?

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-You can see their point, though.

-Shall I rip these up, then?

-No!

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Don't do that.

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Oh! You want them!

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-Yeah! It's so obvious!

-Sapphire!

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I was trying to help you.

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-Anyway. You can't stop me.

-What?

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I'm gonna go, no matter what they say.

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There's nothing you can do about it.

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Don't throw it back. You never said what your dad was like.

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Sapphire. Don't go.

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It's about building up trust with Mike and Gina. With me.

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All right, you don't have to go on. Look, I'm not going. Satisfied?

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Don't stress about it.

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-I'm not.

-You gotta own the field, you know what I'm saying?

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Let them know you're someone spectacular, from the start.

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Want to practise?

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-And which of your FIVE foster parents did that work best on?

-All right, then.

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Do you want to play football?

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You want to play football? Aw, thanks!

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No, honest. I don't want to play.

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-I'll just mess it up...

-You'll be great.

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It's just kicking a ball around.

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You and me versus them.

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1-1-1 formation. Go down the right flank, switch to the left,

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I'll cross it in, header top corner...got it?

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Oh, just forget it.

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I'll mess it up anyway.

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-The ball will burst, or you'll hurt yourself.

-Don't be stupid.

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Liam can play, so how hard can it be?

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Tee! Go, Tee, go!

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Ow!

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LAUGHTER

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Unbelievable.

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Bad Luck Boy! Nice title...

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You've already sent this off?

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Yeah! Good, hey?

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-Toby's the lad at the Dumping Ground?

-Yeah!

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You said to use the things around me for inspiration!

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Yes, but...

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"When Toby goes outside, birds stop singing and dogs begin to howl..."

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-I know! Funny!

-Do you think he will find it funny?

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So negative! It's not as if he's even going to even read it!

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None of them do!

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And even if he does, he's going to know I'm joking.

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-Watch it, Bad Luck Boy, that could have been a black cat.

-Shut up.

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How do, Voodoo?

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The curse of the Mummy...wooo!

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The curse of the no Mummy...

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Toby!

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Tracey, because you wrote Toby was Bad Luck Boy,

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I've found some things out...

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Black cats are unlucky, but also really lucky...

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-You read my column?

-Everyone did.

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And that's why you took the Mick out of him. Great(!)

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-You wrote it.

-I was being ironic.

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Funny.

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Except his mum and dad were killed in a car crash...

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-What?

-Which isn't funny, actually.

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Didn't you even know that?

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We were just mucking around.

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We didn't mean it.

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It's just, like, we've all had bad luck.

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Especially all of us in here.

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So that's why people are going to try and rip it out of you.

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Thing is, by Tracy making him into Bad Luck Boy, she's made Toby famous.

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I wouldn't mind if Tracy wrote a book about me.

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What do you think?

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I think you put too much on.

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Anyway, what's the big deal about Toby's parents?

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My mum died and no-one made a big deal about that.

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You should tell Tracy. She'll make a book about that!

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I don't want her to.

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My mum died. She's not coming back.

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So here we are. End of story.

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You look like a clown.

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Go and wash it off.

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First rule of care work - know your kids!

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Poor lad.

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-You can see why he blames himself for the crash.

-Yeah.

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Then there's this,

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the woman who fostered him.

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Talk about lightning striking twice!

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Unbelievable.

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Yep. A little bit of sensitivity is called for with our Toby.

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Especially with the Scotts visiting this afternoon.

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He's bound to be a little tense.

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KNOCK AT DOOR

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Tell Mike and Gina I'm not going to see those people.

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Why?

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Because what you wrote was right.

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No, it wasn't.

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I didn't know about your mum and dad.

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Really I didn't.

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I was trying to be ironic.

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-Irony means...

-I know what it means.

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-You do?

-It means saying one thing but meaning the other.

-Yeah.

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So by calling me bad luck boy you meant I was good luck boy?

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No...

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I meant you could be good luck boy

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if you stopped believing you were bad luck boy.

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See, I think you're scared that

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if you like the Scotts, something bad's gonna happen.

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But you need to face those fears.

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SCREAMING

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SCREAMING

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SHE SCREAMS

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A giant spider!

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Well, flush it down the plug hole then!

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Killing a spider is bad luck.

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Don't be such a baby, it's just a tiny little... Oh!

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It's OK, OK. I will deal with it.

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-Just get rid of it.

-It's so hairy. It's huge as well.

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He's probably just made a huge web just inside the plughole.

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SHE SCREAMS

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Don't get too close, it can move really fast.

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Tee, can you get the door? Thank you.

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-Were you scared?

-No, of course she wasn't.

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I... No! No. And do you know why?

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Because when I touched it, I realised it was all in the mind.

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And it just tickled.

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After that, I wasn't scared any more.

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Toby, wait!

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Foster parents! Toby doesn't want them. Tee, this is our chance!

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The Scotts are here!

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-Did Toby come in here?

-Yes.

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-Can I ask you something?

-Where is he?

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Is Toby really Bad Luck Boy?

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No! Toby!

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Because in my book it says 13 is an unlucky number but it doesn't make sense.

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-Tracy, I think all numbers under 20 are unlucky somewhere.

-Where's Toby?

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But how can that be when they're lucky somewhere else?

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Gus, there's no such thing as unlucky numbers or lucky ones.

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So why does everyone believe in them?

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Because the whole world is wrong.

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Toby?

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Toby?

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-Toby?

-Go away.

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Toby, don't do this.

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They're a really nice couple.

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It's a really good opportunity.

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For something really bad to happen.

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No, Toby. What you need to know is, there's no such thing as jinxes

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-or curses or bad omens.

-That's what you think.

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It's just something to blame when bad things happen.

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It's not real.

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Living with the Scotts.

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That could be real.

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So were my mum and dad.

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He's probably a bit nervous, too.

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Hi. I'm Johnny.

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-And I'm Tee.

-Oh, right!

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No, that really is my name.

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Would you like one?

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-They're from a new tin, nearly!

-Johnny...

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I made them late.

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I called them names. That's why they drove off in a temper.

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That's why they crashed.

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No, Toby. It wasn't your fault.

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It was!

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Toby, listen.

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Nothing will ever bring your mum and dad back.

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But if they could see you now they'd want you to be happy.

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To give the Scotts a chance.

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Toby, whatever happens in life, mostly it's up to us.

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Not chance or fate or whatever.

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Don't lose out on the good just because you're scared of the bad.

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Come on.

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I want to show you something.

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Walking under a ladder is supposed to be unlucky, yeah?

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We can walk under here a hundred times and nothing bad is going to...

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-MAN:

-Pair of idiots.

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THEY GIGGLE

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-Was that bad luck?

-No. That was stupidity.

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Are you ready to meet the Scotts?

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-Yeah.

-Come on.

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I think our guests have had enough tea.

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Why don't you collect the teacups?

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Of course. We're very tidy. Especially me.

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Yes, all right, Johnny.

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He's not in his room.

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I'm sure he won't be long.

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In the meantime, this just came.

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I thought it might amuse you.

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One of our team writes a column.

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We were name-checked last week. Shall we see what she has to say?

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-This is Toby.

-Hello!

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We just had an accident.

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-Oh! That was bad luck!

-No, it wasn't.

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-It was stupidity.

-No.

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-We were under a ladder...

-Oh, well that was definitely bad luck then!

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I'll say! You don't want to go walking under ladders.

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-Um, it might be an idea to get cleaned up?

-On our way.

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-Toby just wanted to say...

-Hi,

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and see you in a minute.

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-Sure you're OK?

-Yeah.

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-Go and get cleaned up.

-All right.

-Bye.

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Someone must be popular.

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Going somewhere?

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-Yeah! What's it got to do with you?

-What do you think?

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-I'm the one who said let's build up some trust!

-You can trust me!

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Sure(!) Last time it was Amsterdam.

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-What's next? Join the circus?

-That was my Dad's fault.

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-Yeah, right(!)

-Anyway, you shouldn't even be here!

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You're all supposed to be downstairs with those people come for Toby.

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Well I guess that just your bad luck!

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It was your choice, what you did. So don't try and blame your Dad.

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My Dad? I don't give a stuff about him!

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Probably won't even see him.

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-I'm going with Ferris!

-Who?

-My boyfriend!

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So what was all that "I never see my Dad" stuff about then?

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-I was trying to help you?

-Don't pretend you care!

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-Get out of my way, you'll get paint on my clothes.

-You are not going anywhere.

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Even if I have to lock you inside myself. Give me the tickets.

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-Give me the tickets!

-Fine!

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Satisfied?

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-What now?

-I need your help!

-Toby?

-Please!

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-Sure you want to do this?

-I need to know what's going to happen

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in the future with these people.

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Just because some people believe these tell the future,

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doesn't mean it's true.

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But it might be.

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Cut the cards.

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Pick one. Anyone one you like.

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Let's see it then.

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Death.

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Toby, wait!

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Toby!

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No, listen to me. That card doesn't mean what you think.

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-What have you done now?

-Look who's talking! Toby!

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They've found Toby.

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He was hiding in the garden.

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He thinks he's bad luck boy cos he's on his own.

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But so are you and I never see my mum, do I? We're all on our own.

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Well, I've got these two.

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And we've got you.

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Let Sapphire explain about the death card.

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No-one dies or anything. It's all about turning over a new leaf.

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-Leaving the old you behind.

-Making a new start.

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What's wrong with the old me?

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Nothing.

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What is going on?

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Just a minute.

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If your mum and dad could talk to you now, what would they say?

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They'd say give life another chance. Do what you want to do.

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Ah, yes! I was just telling you about Tracy,

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our newest member.

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She has an article.

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Here he is!

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Oh! Don't you look different without all the paint!

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We thought you might like something new to listen to.

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We hope you like it cos we're not sure what stuff you like.

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Thanks.

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-The thing is...

-But maybe one day we'll get to find out, hey?

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Thing is, I've been really nervous about meeting you.

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In case it all goes wrong.

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Then, Tracy said I should go for what I really want.

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And all of a sudden,

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I realised something massive.

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I don't want to get fostered.

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-Come on, Toby.

-Not yet.

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I thought I sort of had to...

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But I don't, do I?

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That's what you meant?

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That's what YOU mean, it's what you want, Toby.

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It feels good here.

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I want to stay here with everyone.

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Yeah, I do.

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For definite.

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-Is that OK?

-Yes, Toby.

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Come on.

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Things to be done.

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Are you OK, Tobes?

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Saph. Gina and I have had a word and we know you're anxious

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to go to this concert tonight, so what about you go with Tracy?

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That way, you're under supervision,

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and we'd be prepared to accept that.

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OK, yeah.

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My tickets! No!

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No, what?

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You'll also have to do the washing up...

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Oi-oi, oi-oi!

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-Aah!

-Sorry.

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-How tall do you think I am?!

-Can I join in?

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One touch. Go on, Toby!

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