BREAKTHROUGH

by

Miguel

 

 

Characters:  MIGHTY the German Shepherd, male, 17

EVIL, the Conscience, male, 17

 

Setting:        In a 4 by 4 feet silver cage.  A rusty bowl of food and some crusty metal

tasting water, with multiple cages of all sizes around his and multiple dogs

occupying them, hears a light bulb twitching, smells stinky, wet dog, and

hears weeping.

 

Time:           2:07 AM on a Sunday, rainy day

 

At Rise:       Mighty is in his cage thinking of walking on the beach with his girlfriend,

Licha, and his future puppies.  Evil is chilling in the dark, thinking of his

next evil move.

 

 

EVIL

Just do it.

 

MIGHTY

NO! Get out of my head and leave me alone.

 

EVIL

You know you want tooo.

 

MIGHTY

No, I don’t!

 

 

EVIL

Yes, you do.

 

MIGHTY

How are you gonna tell me what I want and what I don’t want?!

 

EVIL

Uhhm, because I can.

 

MIGHTY

Says who?!

 

EVIL

Says me.

 

MIGHTY

Pffft! Who do you think you are?

 

EVIL

Hahaha, who am I?  I’m Evil, the 17 year old straight goer! Yee! Yee!

 

MIGHTY

HA! Okay funny guy, it’s time to quit playing games.  Are you gonna do what I want?

 

EVIL

Uhm, I don’t think so.

 

MIGHTY

And why is that?

 

EVIL

What is it you wanted again?

 

MIGHTY

For you to quit tempting me to do bad thinks.  So that we can both be good!

 

EVIL

Oh yeah huh?  Well, that ain’t gonna happen.

 

MIGHTY

Why do you have to be such a hater?  You know I’m tired of being in this damn dog pound!  Aren’t you tired of it too?

 

EVIL

Nah, it’s actually pretty cool in here. You don’t get three meals a day with a comfty cage just anywhere, you know?  I think you should stop discriminating and start appreciating, ya damn mutt.

 

MIGHTY

You trippin!  And I ain’t even worried about what you call me so you can just save it.

 

EVIL

Damn, take a chill pill.  I was just kidding.

 

MIGHTY

Aight, cool.  So your gonna do that for me?

 

EVIL

(Big inhale, big exhale) So what’s in it for me?

 

MIGHTY

 

Does there really have to be something in it for you?  Why can’t you just be nice and loving like before? You know, before that whole devil thing.

 

EVIL

DON’T

 

MIGHTY

Don’t what?

 

EVIL

DO NOT EVEN GO THERE RIGHT NOW!

 

MIGHTY

Why?  You were so nice and everyone loved us!  Why did you have to change over devil making us look weak in front of the whole school!?

 

EVIL

Because he made us look weak! Did you like looking weak?!

 

MIGHTY

Of course, I didn’t like looking weak!  But I got over it!  That’s what you do in life!  So I know you can do it too, Evil…

 

EVIL

I know I can but I’m afraid of looking weak again.  What?  Do you think I don’t miss those good days too?  Because I do! More than anything!

 

MIGHTY

Well then, why don’t you permanently change for the better with me?  How do you like it when I cut you off for Licha? The only reason I do that is because you’re bad, but if you change we can all be happy together!

 

EVIL

Yeah, I guess.

 

MIGHTY

I mean, wouldn’t you like to be the uncle of my pups.

 

EVIL

Hahaha, I would like that.  But, honestly, what makes you love her so much?

 

MIGHTY

(Big inhale, big exhale) I don’t even know where to start.  I mean besides the fact that we’ve been together for three years.  She has always been there for me and loves me back.  She’s the reason as to why I want to become a good dog and that gives me desire to marry her and have puppies.

 

EVIL

That’s deep…

 

MIGHTY

Yeah, I just want a good life for us where we can go on trips, walk on the beach, and do fun things, but also be responsible and take care of the pups.

 

EVIL

You know what?  I made up my mind.  It’s still not gonna happen. Hahaha, thought he was.

 

MIGHTY

Ferreal, ferreal.  Yuou need to quit playing.  We only have seven minutes before taking the behavior test!  And that test will determine our destiny!  Either we get put down, or we get freed!  Do you want to die?  Cause I know I don’t!  I want to get married! I want to have puppies!    And I just want a better life!  I’m sick and tired of letting my parents and myself down!  If you can please just change with me I’ll do anythink for you!  I will never let anyone make us look weak and you can be the happiest conscience in the world  once again.

 

 

EVIL

But how do you know that for a fact?!  You know how others are! They’re haters!  They hate!  That’s what they do!  Do you even know how I felt when the devil made us look weak?  NO!  Because you never asked!  But let me tell you now since we’re talking about it!  It made me feel like a baby! Vulnerable! But that ended up turning into hate and anger! So now tell me, what do you have to say about that?!

 

MIGHTY

Well, you never asked me about how I felt, so why would I ask you?  It goes both ways you know.

 

EVIL

Aghh, whatever!

 

MIGHTY

Ferreal though! We can move out to the Bahamas  in Hawaii, start fresh where nobody knows us, and that way we don’t have to worry about looking weak!  Plus, I hear there’s some good dogs out there too, so we can have lots of friends just like before!

 

EVIL

Uh-huh, keep going.

 

MIGHTY

We only have one minute left!

 

EVIL

I ain’t even playing.  If you want me to change, you need to convince me.

 

MIGHTY

(Big inhale, big exhale)  We would live in  a nice big house, with the beach in the backyard, throw parties with the new friends we make, and even go to the academy!  With us on the same page we can become the greatest dog ever and make history!

 

 

EVIL

Hahaha, that sounds dope!

 

MIGHTY

So, what do you say?

 

EVIL

I say…LET’S GET IT.

 

 

 THE END

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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