By

 

Anthony E.

 

Characters:  

True, the dragon, male, 18 years old.

 

Ambition, the dragon, female, 18 years old.

 

Lucky, baby dragon, 9 months old.

  

Setting:  

In the year 2054, San Francisco in the SF 49ers’ stadium,

 

Candlestick  Park.

 

 Time:  

11 pm, True just got out of work.

 

At Rise:  

True walks in the 49er stadium and Ambition is waiting for him

 

on the field and the baby is sleeping.

 

 


AMBITION

 

Why do you come home so late?

 

 

TRUE

 

I just got out of work, beautiful.  Why you mad?  I always come home

 

late.

 

 

AMBITION

 

I hate when you come home very late.  I’m getting tired of this.

 

 

TRUE

 

Well, I can’t do anything else.  I got to work everyday just to support us.

 

 

AMBITION

 

(sighs)  It feels weird and it don’t seem like you anymore since I gave

 

birth.

 

TRUE

 

I know it changed.  I been working everyday, working my tail off.

 

 

AMBITION

 

I like the old you:  happy.  But sometimes we don’t have a good

 

relationship together since you always work, work every damn day.

 

 

TRUE

 

I want you to understand me, that I’m doing this for us, not just me.  It’s

 

for me, you, the baby and the future.

 

  

AMBITION

 

But you never spend time with our family.  It’s like you are married to

 

your job.

 

TRUE

 

You won’t say that when I buy you a 49ers gold crown.

 

 

AMBITION

 

I don’t want anything but you spending time with our family.

 

 

TRUE

 

So you want me to quit my FULL-time job?!?!  If I do that, where we

 

going to live?!?!  Who’s going to take care of us?!?!

 


(the baby wakes up, crying)

 

 

AMBITION

 

Hear that?  That’s why I need you around.  If things don’t change, I guess

 

it’s time to break up and I can find a real father that can be there for me

 

and Lucky.

 

 

TRUE

 

Are you crazy?!  You think some guy dragon’s going to take care of my

 

baby?  MY baby?!  Why you acting like I don’t exist and won’t be there in

 

my kid’s future?

 

AMBITION

 

I feel depressed!!!  I feel lonely!!!  I just don’t feel happy anymore. 

 

(she cries)

 

TRUE

 

(hugging her)  Baby!

 

AMBITION

 

I’m scared that things won’t be the same as they were.

 

 

TRUE

 

I love you so much.  That’s why I work so hard everyday as an airplane,

 

flying animal prisoners.  They get mad, talk spit fire, and I feel tortured.

 

I’m just doing this because I’d do whatever to get gold to support us.  I

 

can save gold up for a vacation for us so I can spend more time with

 

you.  We can go anywhere:  Hawaii, Philippines and we can go

 

swimming with our baby and we can travel all around.  And we can get

 

married on a tropical island.

 

AMBITION

 

That’s great but when everything is over after the vacation, you gonna

 

be out still working.  You can’t just buy love.  I don’t need a vacation.  I

 

don’t need anything but you spending time with our family.

 

 

TRUE

 

If you was in my situation, what would you do?

 

 

AMBITION

 

I would quit the job and raise the baby because I love my family and

 

would raise them.

 

TRUE

 

So how we going to pay the rent?  How we going to eat??  How we going

 

to live the rest of our lives?

 

 

AMBITION

 

My mom bought the Oakland Raiders stadium because she ate all the

 

Raiders players and took their gold.  And we can move in and save

 

gold.  We don’t have to pay rent every month.

 

 

TRUE

 

That’s a great idea but where can we get the gold to buy tobacco and

 

gasoline for the baby food?

 

AMBITION

 

We can eat the palm trees.  We can eat the field.

 

 

TRUE

 

Let’s try it but I can’t just quit.

 

 

AMBITION

 

Work part-time and save up.

 

TRUE

 

It’s not possible because I got to go to different states and I can’t just

 

stop and go back.  Let’s switch & see what you see and I’ll take care of

 

Lucky.

 

AMBITION

 

I would try but I ain’t stupid like you for leaving us.

 

 

TRUE

 

Look, I’m going to get gold and you just got to deal with it because I

 

do this for us and the baby’s future.

 

AMBITION

 

Well you can’t see us again.

 

TRUE

 

What the fire you talking about?!?!  You ain’t taking my baby with you

 

anywhere!!

 

AMBITION

 

Now you care about the baby?

 

 

TRUE

 

Well you can leave but Lucky stays with me.

 

 

AMBITION

 

You going to take Lucky and work and leave me alone?

 

 

TRUE

 

Look, I’m trying to stay together and not leave anyone.

 

 

AMBITION

 

I don’t want us to break up.  I just want you to be with us but it’s hard

 

because you’re not around.  The baby needs a dad that can show him

 

how to eat Raiders fans.

 

 

TRUE

 

I know, I know.

 

AMBITION

 

If you’re not around, he’s going to burn down Oakland.  If his dad’s not

 

around he’s going to be a punk and dragons are going to pick on him.

 

 

TRUE

 

Well, he’s not going to be a mommy’s boy because I’m going to spend

 

time with him.  I’m going to show him how to be a man and how to take

 

care of you.

 

AMBITION

 

What are you smoking now?

 

 

TRUE

 

I’m going to take care of the family.  I’m going to work part-time.  I’m

 

going to keep us together.  Whatever it takes for me to make my family

 

happy.  I’m going to ask my boss if I can get a raise and explain my

 

situation to him because it’s hard for me to fly prisoners.

 

 

AMBITION

 

Oh my dragon, really!?!?

 

TRUE

 

But if things don’t go right, I’m going right back to full-time.

 

 

AMBITION

 

OK, I love you.

 

TRUE

 

I love you too, and we’re going to be together forever.

 

 

(True & Ambition kiss)

 

 

THE END

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