­Brotherly Love

By Maurice D.

 

Characters:   Blue the puppy, male, age 8 months

                        Scary the deer; 1 year old, Blue’s big brother

 

Setting:          The jungle – where there’s big trees and lots of different

animals – with wildlife wandering around at night and does not care about anything – dirt, broken branches, trees

 

Time:              middle of the day, summer time

 

At Rise:          Blue and Scary are walking toward each other from different parts of the jungle.

 

 

BLUE

I won’t make it without my mom and dad.  I won’t make it without my mom and dad.

 

SCARY

What’s up little brother? What’s the matter with you? Why you look like that?

 

BLUE

Scary, we won’t be safe without mom and dad. We are going to die out here.

 

SCARY

Dude calm down. We will be alright Blue.

Me and Windy are going out for a walk. Wanna come big head?

 

 

 

BLUE

The only place I’m walking is to find dad. If you don’t want to help me then I will go by myself.

 

SCARY

Of course I will Not help you LOL. Who cares about dad and mom.

 

BLUE

You know what, forget you. I’ll go by myself. You being mean because of your little girlfriend.

 

SCARY

Blue, watch your mouth. Don’t you talk about Windy because you mad. I don’t want to help you.

 

BLUE

 Why won’t you help me Scary? You are all I got left. I didn’t mean what I said.

 

SCARY

OK Blue. I don’t really care. Take a walk to the lake with us and calm down.

 

BLUE

My mouth is dry like a desert. Like a old raisin in the sun.

 

(as Blue drinks water he thinks to himself)

 

My life has been rough like reptile skin and my stomach is empty like a bird’s nest. I been really hungry thinking what to eat. I’ve just been finding bones and dead meat, but that isn’t enough to satisfy my grumpy stomach.

 

(Blue walks back up to Scary)

SCARY

What’s the matter with you today? You are all anger.

 

BLUE

I just need your help.

 

SCARY

With what? Finding mom and dad?  They have been gone for so long. Why do you want to find them now?

 

BLUE

Dude. How come you can’t just help me? We’re ‘posed to be brothers.

 

SCARY

We are brothers –

 

BLUE

I thought you loved me, Scary.

 

SCARY

I do Blue, but –

 

BLUE

But nothing, Scary. Tell me the Truth. You care bout Windy more than me.

 

SCARY

No Blue.

 

BLUE

What about the time when mom and dad first left us?  You told me you will always be here for me.

SCARY

I am here for you, Blue.  But mom and dad didn’t love us, bro. That’s why they left.

 

BLUE

Yes, they do love us Scary –

 

SCARY

How do you know, Blue, huh?

 

BLUE

Yes, they do love us, because if they didn’t they wouldn’t have went off to go look for food for us.

 

SCARY

No, they didn’t go find food. They said that to get away.

I want to get out this place, Blue. Windy and I discovered a nice place called the woods.

 

BLUE

And where is that, bro?  How do you even know it’s nice if you never really been there?

 

SCARY

I just –

 

BLUE

You just what, know?

 

SCARY

Yes, I just –

 

 

 

BLUE

No, no, no! You don’t know, Scary. What if it is worse than where we are now or just as bad?

 

SCARY

It’s not. It’s safe. No bad people trying to hurt others. It’s way better, Blue.

 

BLUE

I don’t care about the woods, OK? I just need help finding dad.

 

SCARY

Forget dad, Blue.

 

BLUE

Whatever, Scary. When they get us, don’t say I didn’t warn you.  They are somewhere right now as we speak looking around the jungle for us.

 

SCARY

What are you talking about, Blue? You miss them too much, because now you saying weird things.

 

BLUE

Weird things, huh?

How is it weird that some monkeys came up to me today and said leave the jungle or go find your dad because he did something real bad and that’s why he left the jungle.

 

SCARY

Wait, what –

 

 

BLUE

Yeah. And they said I have 24 hours or they will hurt me if I’m still in the jungle.  And that was 14 hours ago which means we only have 10 now.

 

SCARY

We. There is no ‘we’.

 

BLUE

Yes, there is, because they said they will kill whoever is with me.

 

SCARY

They don’t know I was with you.

 

BLUE

Yes they do.  Someone told them.  And they also know you are my brother and we have the same father.

 

SCARY

WHAT, BLUE? THIS WHOLE TIME YOU KNEW THAT AND YOU ARE JUST NOW TELLING ME?!

 

BLUE

Yes, brother.

 

SCARY

Why?  Why you didn’t been say something?

 

BLUE

I thought maybe you would just help me if I didn’t tell you. But then again, I didn’t want to tell you and have you freak out and yell at me.  Everything is just so hard.

 

SCARY

So, you are telling me we are in trouble because of dad, Blue?

 

BLUE

Yes, but then again, no, Scary.

 

SCARY

What do you mean, “but then again, No”? We never did nothing to them.

 

BLUE

We never did anything, yes, I agree bro.

But that day when there were ‘posed to find food and come back but never did is because they took a lot of food from those monkeys who are looking for us.  I know it might sound crazy, but Scary, you know how hard it is to find food out here and their own newborn baby starved to death because they had no food because our dad took it and at that the baby died.

 

SCARY

Oh my god! Oh my god! These monkeys are no joke, Blue.  I heard about these monkeys and they are not to be messed with.  They will hurt anyone and everyone they can. What about Windy? What about us? What about our lives?  What are we going to do?  We should just leave with Windy. There is no way we will find dad if those monkeys couldn’t.  What makes you think we will have a chance?  We should use the time we have and leave and get out of here and go far away.

 

BLUE

No, Scary!  I need dad. I want to be a family again.  I want to be protected.  I want to be loved and just live my life knowing who my parents are.

  

 

                                                                                                 SCARY

Okay, Blue. But think about it.  What if we go look for them and never find them.  Your life and mine will be over.  We won’t never be able to have our own kids or even make it to a grown up. If we leave now, we can figure everything else out when we are safe, because we are not safe right now.  We only have 9 hours left.

 

BLUE

I understand, but it won’t be a piece of cake to just walk out of here.  They are everywhere looking for us right now.

 

SCARY

Yes, they can and might be.  But us going deeper into the jungle, won’t make things any better.

 

BLUE

OK, Scary.  But if we leave now and go to the woods, you have to promise me you won’t be mean no more. You have to promise me that you will always protect me. You have to promise me that we will be the family I want.

 

SCARY

I promise, Blue.  You are my only little brother. I love you a lot. It’s just hard to show it, Blue, because I have to be a man, Blue.  But deep down I will do anything to protect you, Blue. Right now, it just our life on the line.

 

BLUE

I love you, too, big brother.  (smiles happily) I trust you.  I know you are right, Scary.  I just want to have that happy brother bond that people wishes to have.  I hope the woods is safe like you say and we will live happily ever after.  We should go now.  Time is ticking.

 

THE END

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