By Parrisha B.

 

 

Characters:  

Love – A female Cheetah who’s age is “forever”.

Extraordinary – A male Leonberger who is 18 years old and the lover of Love, the Cheetah

Setting: 

New Zealand

Time:    

7:37 p.m.  Summer

 At Rise: 

Love and Extraordinary are out by the lake in Tupo.

  


                                               Love

How much longer do you want to stay here at the lake?

 

 

                                               Extraordinary

Not long if you are ready to go, then we can leave now.

 

 

                                               Love

It’s not that. It’s just that my sister wants me to go out hunting tonight.

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

I know, I know, but my parents are going to Africa tomorrow night and I have

 

to watch the pups. Please just stay with me tonight. I’ll take all the blame

 

when I see her again. Faith actually likes me.

 

 

                                               Love

You’re right about one thing, she does like you. I guess it won’t hurt to stay

 

one night.

 

 

                                               Extraordinary

I love you so much Love. My every feeling is controlled by the look on your

 

face. You make me so happy. I am more than blessed to call you mine.

 

 

                                               Love

Dang. Enough with the sentimental stuff babe. Let’s go swimming.

 

 

 

Time:     8:37 a.m.  Next day

 

Setting:  Jungle

 

At Rise:  Love is walking around the jungle by herself.

 

 

                                                Love

I can smell her. I am so gonna pull her tail for not coming back home last

 

night. 12 year olds should not have this kind of freedom. I know when I was

 

that age, mom didn’t let me go out alone. I wonder why her scent is growing

 

stronger and stronger. It’s not like her to stay in one spot. I can see her. She’s still.

 

Peaceful.

 

 

                                                 Love(continued)

Faith! You are in big trouble. Mom is worried about you. You got 2 minutes

 

to get home…she’s not responding to me. I get closer to her. Her presence no

 

longer in her body. She’s darker than usual. She doesn’t move. I spot two

 

small holes on the side of her stomach. A snake. She’s dead. It killed her. My

 

beloved sister. I run back to the kingdom to talk to Extraordinary. I am angry

 

with him. If it wasn’t for him, Faith would be alive right now. (She goes to

 

to his hut).

 

 

                                                 Extraordinary

Hey sweetness. Why you look so flustered? Like you’ve seen a ghost.

 

 

                                                 Love

She’s gone. Because of my actions. She was my baby sister. I was supposed

 

to protect her.

 

 

                                                 Extraordinary

                                  (Walks up to her, gently passing her)

 

What are you talking about?

 

 

                                                  Love

I ran into the jungle this a.m. And she was just laying there lifeless. She didn’t

 

come home last night. What do I do? I can’t live without her. (She cries)

 

 

                                                  Extraordinary

Bay…I am so, so, sorry. Please. (Love runs away back to her house)

 

                          (They are still together for the next 7 years)

 


Time:     3:17 Winter

 

Setting:  Kingdom in New Zealand

 

At Rise: Love and Extraordinary are laying down watching the waves crash onto the sand.

 

 

                                                Love

You know your fur is looking better and better every day. Why is that?

 

 

                                                Extraordinary

I’m not sure. Maybe because I am with the most beautiful cheetah in the

 

world.

 


                                                Love

I want to ask you something.

 

 

                                                Extraordinary

Let it out.

 

 

                                                Love

How would you feel if I asked you to run away with me to Australia?

 

 

                                                Extraordinary

Very funny Love.

 

 

                                                 Love

I’m serious. I’m tired of this living like this. Waking up to the same thing for

 

100 years. Pain, hurt, grief, and mourning.

 

 

                                               Extraordinary

I can’t believe you. How dare you test our culture?

 

 

                                                 Love

I am not testing it. Simply questioning it. Why should we have to mourn for

 

Faith’s death for 100 years?  Especially when we both know it’s not what she

 

would have wanted. She would have wanted us to be happy. Celebrate and

 

embrace her time here on Earth.

 

 

                                                 Extraordinary

Look, I know you love and miss her, but we cannot break the rules of the

 

Kingdom. Even if I wanted to, I would never do such a thing.

 

  

 

 

 

                                              Love

Oh don’t act innocent. We’ve broken rules. Hell, we were together even

 

though we are not supposed to be . No sin is greater than another. Sin is sin.

 

 

                                                 Extraordinary

I love you. Okay. That’s all that matters. What are you gonna do? Leave the

 

kingdom refusing to believe in something that is in our blood? Is that your

 

plan? Do you even have a plan?

 

 

                                                 Love

Please darling. I loved Faith. I am not saying she does not deserve to be

 

remembered. I am simply saying she wouldn’t have wanted mourning of our

 

people, sorrow, sadness, for 100 years. Don’t you get that?

 

 

                                                Extraordinary

I won’t leave with you. As a matter of fact, you won’t be leaving. Just drop it.

 

 

                                                 Love 

I can’t. I have played this over and over in my head, like a movie. We meet,

 

we fall in love, we are happy, Faith passes away, and we grieve, isolated for

 

100 years. Then it just stops. The movie just stopped. And I don’t know how

 

it ends. Doesn’t that frighten you? At least if we leave now, together, we’ll have a chance to be together.      

 

                                                                            

                                                Extraordinary

I get that. I truly do. However Love you should be ashamed of yourself. This

 

is absurd. Why do you insist on breaking the rules?

 

                                              

                                                 Love

C’mon are you kidding me? You and I together in this moment is breaking the

 

rules. We are supposed to be in our own areas with our families apart!  For

 

the next 93 years seeing each other at the yearly ball.  But no. We decided

 

to break that rule. Why?  Because it is what’s right. What makes us happy

 

plus it’s not hurting anyone.

 

                                                Extraordinary(Chuckling)

haha. I can’t believe this. You’ve lost the sense God gave you.

 

                                                Love

And that’s just it right there! God said himself to not be sad for those he takes

 

to heaven but to rejoice and celebrate when he calls a loved one home with

 

Him. Please, the ball is only 12 days away.  Just support me. Help me talk to

 

our people and get them to understand me. Please.

 

                                                Extraordinary

I won’t. In fact I am telling your mom. Maybe she can talk some sense into

 

you.   

 

                                               

                                                Love

You wouldn’t dare.

 

(He runs away from Love to her house and tells her mom everything she said)

 

       

                                       

Setting: Kingdom

 

Time: 2:07 a.m.

 

At Rise: Love is making her way to Extraordinary’s hut.

 

 

 

                                              Love (upset)

How dare you do such a thing? Do you realize what you’ve just done?

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

Calm down. She probably just hurt your feelings with the truth. Hope it got

 

through that thick skull of yours?

 

 

                                              Love

Ex! She kicked me out of the Kingdom!

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

Yea right.

 

 

                                              Love (She glares at him)

You think I would make that up?

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

Prove it.

 

 

                                              Love

What, you think?  I got a certificate or something?  She kicked me out of the

 

Kingdom. Do you know what this means?  She said she will send for me in

 

12 days. The day after the ball.

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

Refuse.  If you are out of the kingdom perimeter for 7days, your memory will

 

be wiped clean. Everything. Poof. Just gone.

 

 

                                              Love

She knows that and she still has forbidden me.

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

Well I guess you’re gonna have to apologize and and accept that we must

 

follow the rules.

 

 

                                              Love

I cant. I can’t make myself do something wrong, just to protect myself.  I

 

have to speak at that ball.   I must go to the ball and tell everyone what I

 

need to tell them.

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

I don’t understand. Where are you gonna go? To the forest?  That is our of the

 

Kingdom’s perimeter. The ball is 12 days away. Your memory will be wiped.

 

Just stay here. Just follow the rules.  Stop trying to fight a battle that you can’t

 

fight alone. (He touches her arm)

 

 

                                              Love

Goodbye E. I need to go. I need time to think. Alone.

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

Wait. Just listen for a minute. I get that you feel guilty for Faith’s death. I get

 

that you wish that you were with her that night.  Because somehow,

 

someway,  you could have saved her.  But love. You are going to destroy

 

yourself  trying to win this suicide mission.  You’ll accomplish nothing by

 

talking at that ball.  Believe me.

 

 

                                               Love

I won’t go through this with you. I don’t wanna drag you through this

 

anyway. I love you too much to do such a thing.  I will leave into the forest

 

and stay there for 7days.  I don’t care that my memory will be gone.  It’s

 

better that I don’t have to live in such a depressing place.

 

 

                                              Extraordinary

If you walk away from me Love Grace Deshay, never turn back. Never come

 

back to me.

 

 

                                              Love (appalled and sad)

You don’t know how much simpler you’ve just made my life.  Goodbye Ex.

 

You have loved me the best way you know how.  I wish you the best.

 

 

(Love leaves the hut. She goes out into the rainforest alone.) 

 

 

Setting:  Rainforest

 

Time:     10:37 a.m.

 

At Rise:  Love is strolling around the forest alone.

 

                                             Love (to herself)

It’s been 7 days since I’ve been here. My memory is slightly vague, but I

 

remember the tragic images.  I can’t wait until it’s over. I can’t wait until I get

 

a clean slate.  It’s nice here. Peaceful.  Calming. Soothing. I’m not lonely or

 

crowded.  It feels good to be alone.  Today is my last chance to decide what

 

to do.  I feel kinda weird. My head is starting to feel like it’s spinning.

 

(She Faints)  ( A little while later)

 

 

                                            Love (Continued)

Where am I?  I’ve never seen a place so beautiful.  At least I don’t think I

 

have.  I had a really weird dream I don’t know how long I’ve been sleeping

 

in this pile of leaves for. The dream was weird, but comforting. I met a lion

 

named Faith.  She was really pretty. Very kind and playful.  She told me that

 

she loved me. How weird is that?  I’ve never met her before in my life.  She

 

said something else that I hope sticks with me for the rest of my life,

 

“True love is greater than one’s mistake”.

 

 

 

                                                     THE END

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