Faruzeh and Abbas are hosting a dinner party at their flat. Sepidah
Faruzeh: Hurry up I told them dinner at eight! (Hosro starts picking at the food, she turns to him.) Take off that school uniform, you have to leave soon.
Hosro: Do I have to go to the mosque with Baba? Please?
Faruzeh: Yes! It’s all arranged, he’s waiting for you outside Salim's shop in 5 minutes.
Hosro: It’s not fair, please can’t you tell him I’m sick. I’ll stay in my room I promise I won’t bother you…. Oh go on?
Abbas: I don’t see why he can’t stay here?
Faruzeh: (Exasperated.) If Hosro doesn't join him for evening prayers, he’ll stay home praying on the floor here in the middle of dinner.
Abbas: Please Hosro? Look, I’ll give you extra pocket money to spend with your friends on Saturday.
Hosro: OK. (Big sigh, he ambles out the door grabbing a handful of nuts off the table as he