Matt: (To audience) All I wanted was to show my dad that he was wrong about me. I was a man, I could be a leader, and I could make something out of myself.
Zach: (To audience) My dad told me that, “Any man with the last name Benson would be a Beta man.”
Matt/ Zach: (To audience) I didn’t really want to pledge.
(Transition, Zach is being sworn in to testify.)
Lawyer: Hello Mr. Benson.
Zach: (Scared) Hello.
Lawyer: Are you going to be able to do this?
Lawyer: Okay, if you need to take a break you just let me know. Let’s go back to the beginning.
Zach: It was a Saturday night and-
Lawyer: I’m sorry, let’s go back farther than that.
Zach: Okay, how far back?
Lawyer: How long have you known Matt?
Zach: (Beat) Matt and I met in middle school. (He smiles a little)
Lawyer: Is that a good memory?
Zach: Kind of Seth Peters, this big kid who always wore steel toe boots and overalls was in the process of flushing my head in the toilet like he had done for almost two years and I heard this back and forth and I was hoping it was a teacher but when he let my head go and I cleaned my eyes it was Matt. He asked me if I was okay then he punched Seth in the stomach. (Laughs) One punch to the gut and he balled up on the floor like a baby. Matt told me I could flush his head in the toilet if I wanted to.
Lawyer: (Smiling) And did you?
Zach: Yeah (Beat) for like an hour. (Beat) First day I met him he was my best friend.
Lawyer: Thank you for sharing that story. Now let’s fast forward to the first day of college.