by Deja

 

Characters: Chismosa the Monkey, female, 17

            Silent the Lion, female, 16

Setting:  24th Street in the Mission, lot’s of cars honking, people talking & laughing, restaurants, liquor stores, nail/hair salons, Laundromats filled with people, wangstas walking everywhere, you smell, carne asada, pee and cigarette smoke, Bobble the Banana Head doing wannabe cartwheels for paisas, ratchet teenagers slappin goin to or from school.

Time:       8:00PM on a Friday

At Rise:    Chismosa the Monkey is at home smoking bananas & watching her mom. Silent is drunk in her territory sellin’ bananas.


 

            (Phone ringing, Silent answers)

Silent

            Hello? (Music slappin, people talking)

Chismosa

            Savage called! OMG he got the job as the FBI agent, I’m going to leave with him in the morning!

Silent

            OMG Chismosa, stop woofin, you’re not leaving.

Chismosa

            Yes I am, he just got called! BTW, who’s that talking? Are you at a party? Who’s party? Can I come? Who’s all there? Where’s it at?

Silent

            Ugh bruh, mom named you Chismosa for a reason. Mind your business, ain’t nobody want you here.

Chismosa

           Why you lion? That’s not why. How would she know if I wasn’t born yet when she named me? Duh.

Silent

           Mmkay, whatever you say. I’m where you ain’t at, obviously. Is that the only reason why your nosey self called?

Chismosa

           No tae, that’s not why. Some guys came over lookin” for you, said it was important. They were hella rude, they wouldn’t tell me anything.

Silent

           Is that all? What they look like?

Chismosa

           One was tall, light skinned & about 5’10 with no hair.

Silent

           Keo! I don’t know how they found out where I live! I’m slippin’, they must have followed me one day. Next time don’t answer, pretend no-ones              home. I sold them bad bananas, now they some op’s lurkin’.

Chismosa

           You’re so freakin’ stupid! Now they’re lookin’ for you at home! Mom’s sick, what if something ha…LOUD GUN SHOTS (Chismosa screaming/crying)

Silent

           Are you okay? Chismosa! Stay low. (Starts running home)

 

          (Arrives at home) (Gun holes in the wall and door, gun shells on the floor) (Chismosa’s on the floor crying next to her mom who’s shaking)

Silent

           Are you guy’s alright? (Runs over to them, checking their body cautiously) Did they come in? You see who it was?

Chismosa

           Yeah stupid, because I’ma really gonna stand in front of a shooter like was good? Get out!

Silent

           Get out? You get out. You wanna leave with that foo Savage, who don’t even love you! You’re so gullible! You irritate my life! You don’t even pay bills!

Chismosa

           Whatchu mean, he don’t love me? Is you mad cause ain’t nobody wantchu or nah? (Chuckles with a smirk).

Silent

           What I mean is he told me all last night, about how he don’t love you and how lazy and mean you are (Laughs). You ain’t even knowin’. (Winks at her) Watch what you say mommas.

           (Chismosa lunges at Silent, Silent steps back and swings connecting with Chismosa’s jaw, Chismosa falls and tries to get up but is kicked in the face by Silent, Chismosa begins to cry)

Silent

            Ohhh gawd, don’t start that! You wanted to start it! It’s your fault.

Chismosa

            I hate you! I hope you die! You’re foul. How could you do that to me? I thought you were the closest person to me. Familia primero? Ha, you’re a disgrace actin’ like Bobble the Banana Head. Did you get paid for that too? Ahah.

Silent

           You took my first love, so I messed with yours. How’s it feel? You get so much, but do nothing. At least help out!

Chismosa

           Help out? This how you help out? (Points to bullet holes) Great job Silent. Who’s your first love? I didn’t take anyone. And even if I did, that’s not my fault, you didn’t talk.

Silent

           Chismosa, you’re so selfish, all you think about is yourself. Savage can’t and won’t always save you. Why so whipped?

Chismosa

           I found someone who loves me for me. You would never understand. Why are you still here? Get out. If they come back they’ll get us all. I’d rather let you go 6ft under, instead of all of us!

           (Silent looks at everything, then runs out of the house crying)

Chismosa

           (Walking around the house looking stressed) Damn it!

         (At the hospital. Chismosa walks in Silent’s room, loudly brings a chair to Silent’s bedside)

Silent

           What are you doing here? (Mugs Chismosa)

Chismosa

           You’re my sister. I’m sorry I told you to leave. This is all my fault! (Grabs Silent’s hand crying) I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.

 

Silent

           (Face softens and looks sad) Nah, it ain’t your fault. I’m sorry I put you guys in danger. I ran out because I realized how stupid I was, how much I would have suffered if I lost you guys. So I dipped. I couldn’t handle it (Starts crying).

Chismosa

           (Grabs Silent and starts hugging her) I should of helped. None of this would have happened if I had helped. How did this happen, are you okay? The doctors wouldn’t tell me.

Silent

           I was shot twice, one in my chest. Luckily it missed my heart. And one in my leg. I’m fine. I’m a goon. I got this. (Smiles)

Chismosa

          OMG! Those mothersuckers! They’ll get theirs, watch. Aha goon? Never that. (Smiling)

Silent

          See, always hatin’ on the kid. (Smiles) Why you here? Shouldn’t you be at the airport?

Chismosa

          Airport? What are you talking about? I think you hit your head.

Silent

          But you… (Chismosa cuts her off)

Chismosa

          I’m playing ah ha. Nah, I broke up with Savage before I got here. I realized I needed family more than a stupid boy.

Silent

          Really?! I’m sorry.

Chismosa

           It wasn’t cos of what you said, if that’s what you think. I guess I loved the attention more than him.

Chismosa and Silent

           (Together) Family first.

Silent

           Ahhh… mira la softy (Smiles).

Chismosa

           Whatever (Smiles).

 

 

THE END

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