How Sneaky gains his mother’s approval

By Charles R.

 

Characters.

Sneaky the Ruby, male, 264 years old

Sleepy the Diamond, Sneaky’s mother, 340 years old

 

Setting.

On an Island in the middle of nowhere in this most colorful, magical cave. There is beautiful colors reflected of stones. Sounds of bats in sweet tones. cool air like the air on Mt. Everest. There are birds soaring through the magical sky.

Time.

a warm day in the summer, 5pm…

 

At rise.

Sneaky is standing right next to a beautiful diamond in which he is presenting to his mother. Sleepy is sitting on her royal bed looking towards Sneaky and the Diamond.


                 

Sneaky(sarcastic)

So mom, how about this beautiful diamond?

 

 Sleepy

 Uhhh, Excuse me miss can you step outside while I talk to my son. (sleepy waits till the diamond walks off) Sneaky diamond after diamond you bring, they all have something in common. they’re chipped and don’t know how to act. They slouch too much.

 

                                                                                          

Sneaky

Ugh…(yells off) just leave she said no.

Sleepy

Sneaky that is not how a gentleman acts.

Sneaky

why does it matter? (slams body in chair) they get hurt anyways.

                                                                                                            

Sleepy

well put yourself in their shoes. how would you feel?

 

                                                                

Sneaky

I can’t. I’m a man.

 

 Sleepy

are you taking this serious? this is a big task you’re going up against. this ain’t no game.

 

                                                                                                           

Sneaky

Is this the reason my father left? because you put pressure on him.

 

 Sleepy

Sneaky how dare you talk to your mother like that!

                                                    

Sneaky

But I___

Sleepy

But nothing. I told you why your father left. because of you being born. My husband, your father, ran!

                                                                               

Sneaky

So now its my fault. my Fault my father ran. My fault that you’re being too damn stubborn to pick my beloved wife. (shouts) My fault!

                                                       

 Sleepy

Your father left because he thought he couldnt be king, father and husband at once. I hate talking about this diamond dust stuff. I’m not in the mood. either switch the subject (yells) or get out!

                                                       

Sneaky

Have you ever asked me how I feel about this subject? have you ever asked me how I feel about him. I feel disgusted having his name in my mouth. I always told myself I won’t ever be like him and I won’t. my children won’t ever have to feel like how I felt growing up.

                                                                                        

Sleepy

Come over here and sit down next to me. (sleepy pats the chair right next to her.

Sneaky

Mom that’s the reason why I want to be king. I don’t want to let you down and I refuse to.

 

 Sleepy

Well why haven’t you told me any of this?

                                                                                                           

Sneaky

you haven’t gave me a chance to. Mom growing up without a father is hard.

Sleepy

I know

Sneaky

and sometimes I wonder why I still feel this way.

Sleepy

Well for any kid growing up with no father it’s hard.

 Sneaky

Well for me, I’m glad I grew up without a father because I really have gotten a chance to love you more.

                                     

Sleepy

Son I love you like there is no tomorrow and I always will love you like that.

Sneaky

well mom, Why aren’t you letting my conquer my dream?

Sleepy

because, because…because I don’t think you’re ready.

Sneaky

You what?

Sleepy

I don’t think you’re ready. See son being king is harder than you think. Look at me. I didn’t have no husband or king by my side and that’s very stressful.

Sneaky

But you always seem happy mom. you have never shown a stressful color.

Sleepy

Well with me being queen, I can’t show no weakness. You need to learn that too.

Sneaky

See mom I’ve already conquered that task.

Sleepy

Ugh, You don’t get me.   

Sneaky

Yeah mom, I do. I just want to show you that I’m really ready to be king.

Sleepy

See, well I’m skeptical about that.

Sneaky

Why is that mom? I have been doing everything you wanted me to do and you’re still skeptical on making me king. I don’t get it why?

Sleepy

You haven’t did everything I told you to do.(stands up and faces sneaky in an angry posture) you can’t even bring me a damn diamond that is perfect to be queen.

Sneaky

Well I_____

Sleepy

Listen son, I’ve kept something away from you and I need to let_____

Sneaky

You’ve what? I’m your son and you’re keeping something from me.

Sleepy (blurts out)

I have one hour left.

                                        

Sneaky

Wait you got one hour till what?

 Sleepy

I got one hour left to love and to pick you or my powers will be lost with the cave forever.

 Sneaky

wait…let me get this straight…you got one hour to pick me or the whole cave is ruined?

Sleepy

yes.

Sneaky

well what the hell are you waiting for?

                                        

 Sleepy

I’m waiting for you to bring me that beloved wife you will have. but she needs to be the right one.

                                        

Sneaky

Well mom I’ve been keeping something from you too.

sleepy

You have? why? I thought I’m the one you told everything to.

 Sneaky

see the reason why I didnt is because I dont’ know how you’ll react to it.

 Sleepy

well tell me son. you know no matter what I’ll stand by you.

                                        

Sneaky

mom can you sit down please. (sneaky rubbing his hands nervously)

 Sleepy

well what is it son?

Sneaky

Mom theres this one diamond I want to tell you about.

Sleepy

ugh. don’t tell me she’s like the rest of them.

Sneaky

In god’s heaven no. She’s different and I…I… I’m in love.

Sleepy

You’re what?

Sneaky

yeah you heard it. (shout) I’m in love. I’m in love. I’m in love!

                        

Sleepy

Oh so you’re in love. Then why did you bring that other diamond earlier.

 Sneaky

well I knew you were going to say no to her.

Sleepy

What would’ve happened if I said yes to her?

 Sneaky

I would have had to tell you the truth in the beginning then.

 Sleepy

Well is that all you wanted to tell me.

Sneaky

well I…

 Sleepy

Well bring her in. I want to meet her.

Sneaky

Mom I need to tell you…

 Sleepy

You know what’s crazy. I felt love in the air for a while, but I just didn’t think it was….

Sneaky

She’s pregnant.

Sleepy

she’s what.

Sneaky

She’s pregnant.

Sleepy

(folds her hands) how long have you been knowing this son.

                                      

Sneaky

for a week.

 Sleepy

and you haven’t told me. You’ve kept this from me. why?

  Sneaky

Because I didn’t know how you’d react.

 Sleepy

well keeping this away from me got me mad. but I understand. Let me meet her.

        

(Sneaky walks to the door and this beautiful diamond walks in)

 Sneaky

Well this is her mom.

 Sleepy

Hmmmm. Can you step out for a while. I need to speak to my son.

                (The beautiful Diamond walks out. Sleepy sits thinking)

 Sneaky

Well mom what do you think?

(pause)

 Sleepy

I’m impressed son and knowing I have 20 minutes left, I say yes.

Sneaky

You what?

 Sleepy

Yeah, you heard me, I said yes.

(sneaky jumps up and down repeatedly in excitement and goes and hugs his mother.)

 Sneaky

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you mother! I love you and I will not let you down.

Sleepy

I love you too. Remember you’re going to have a little diamond or little ruby of your own so be a good husband, father, and King.

Sneaky

I will mom. Don’t worry. I won’t let you down.

Sleepy

Okay son. I hope not. (she hugs her son once more.) now come here and let me give you my powers.

(sneaky goes and lets his mom put her hand on his head)

The end….

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