Write a brief scene in which two characters deal with taking a wrong turn on the way to something important.
“I hate these bloody things. They never work!” spat Grant.
His labour weathered hands danced across the rental car’s touch screen, poking at button after button. After several attempts, he threw his hands up in disgust, returning his attention to the asphalt scrolling ahead of him. He inhaled and exhaled deeply three times, just as his doctor advised. Life isn’t meant to be lived at 120 kilometres an hour, Grant, he had said. What did he know? His office smelled of the tropics, and it wouldn’t have been of his own doing but rather from his legion of cleaners. He didn’t know the harsh reality the other half lived in.
He turned to the passenger seat to see his wife, Tabitha, slowly opening and closing the air conditioning vent in front of her. Long silver hair framed her distant face as she slid the catch open, and closed. Apparently she either hadn’t heard Grant’s frustrated outburst, or had learned to filter it out after the 35 years they had been married.
“Hon, can you please figure out where we’re going?” Grant asked.