Love & affection (2013)

 

By

 

Austin

 

Characters: Loving, the heart of glass, male, 17

 

Honey, the champagne, female, 17

 

Setting: The front door of Honey the champagne’s house. The house is 

 

2 stories. There is flowers all around the house. The 

 

front door is white. The welcome mat is brown. Smells 

 

like flowers.

 

Time: 12:00pm on a sunny day

 

At rise: Loving is on the welcome mat in front of honey’s door. He is 

 

getting ready to knock on her door. Honey is on the 

 

table in the living room.

 

(Loving knocks on the door.)

 

(Honey opens the door.)

 

Honey

 

(Awkwardly) hi

 

Loving

 

Hey, what are you doing?

 

Honey

 

Nothing

 

Loving

 

So you are doing nothing? You have to be doing something.

 

Honey

 

I’m just sitting at home

 

Loving

 

Why don’t you go do something?

 

Honey

 

Like what?

 

Loving

 

Like go to the park or go on a date with me

 

Honey

 

So all you came over here for is to hit on me?

 

Loving

 

No, I was just kidding. I came to say goodbye

 

Honey

 

Ooo where are you moving to?

 

Loving

 

I don’t know where I’m going

 

Honey

 

How don’t you know where you are moving?

 

Loving

 

All I know is that I’m going in a box again

 

Honey

 

Why do you have to go?

 

Loving

 

Because my family is moving and I have no where else to go

 

Honey

 

I do not like your family. You should not go

 

Loving

 

I do not like them either, but I have nowhere to go if I don’t go with them.

 

Honey

 

Why every time you get in my life, you have to leave

 

Loving

 

I have to leave. If I don’t, I’ll go in the trashcan. It’s not always my choice to 

 

leave

 

Honey

 

So what about that night?

 

Loving

 

What night?

 

Honey

 

That night you went to that box you love so much

 

Loving

 

I don’t love that box. I love you

 

Honey

 

If you love me so much, why didn’t you listen to me that night?

 

Loving

 

Yeah, I know I should have listened to you that night. That’s why I did 8 

 

months in that box… for not listening to you

 

Honey

 

You should have

 

Loving

 

I’m over that night and I’m not trying to do that stuff anymore and I don’t 

 

like how you are trying to throw it in my face. I feel like someone is trying 

 

to crack me! I’m a heart of glass and all I want is a good environment not 

 

an environment where all people want to do is smoke and drink. Being 

 

surrounded by all the smoke is making my shine fade, plus one of these 

 

days, someone is going to knock me down and break me.

 

(Honey is speechless)

 

Loving

 

And now I’m going back in a box! I can’t even shine

 

(Honey starts to tear up)

 

Loving

 

I just poured my heart out to you and you’re not going to say anything

 

Honey

 

I’m sorry for throwing it in your face all the time but what are you going to 

 

do about it… you say you want a good environment so do I, but I’m trying 

 

my best to do something about it

 

Loving

 

Hold on. So you’re trying to have a good environment too?

 

Honey

 

Yeah I am

 

Loving

 

But your family is so good

 

Honey

 

Yeah but I’ve been to so many environments where I’ve seen people who 

 

are so unhappy. I’m champagne! I want people to drink me in a celebration

 

(Loving’s owner yells that there are only 2 minutes left before they are 

 

leaving)

 

Loving

 

Well, I believe you’re in a good place. You’ll be all right. I just came to say 

 

goodbye. I got to go

 

Honey

 

No! Don’t go, I don’t want to lose you again

 

Loving

 

I have to go it’s not my choice

 

Honey

 

What can I do about it?

 

Loving

 

Let me move in

 

Honey

 

Wait, move in with me?

 

Loving

 

If not that what should I do? You tell me that you don’t want me to leave, 

 

but you’re not helping me. I’m trying to do my best, but I guess it’s not 

 

good enough for you like always. But I love you and all I want is you in my 

 

life. The only thing in my way is that I have to move.

 

Honey

 

I want someone that is going to love me and care about me

 

Loving

 

I’m that one! I’m loving and caring. I seem to attract smokers and drinkers 

 

who end up using me as a weapon instead of treating me like a heart of 

 

glass. But I can show you that I’m that one for you

 

Honey

 

How can I believe you? You always disappoint me

 

Loving

 

Let me show you

 

(Honey is silent)

 

Loving

 

Man, forget it. I got to go

 

(Loving turns around and begins to roll away)

 

(Honey pops her top and loving looks back)

 

Honey

 

Maybe there’s other things besides you moving in that we can do. We both 

 

want good environments so.

 

Loving

 

Soo…? (Rushing honey for a response) what can we do?

 

Honey

 

Let’s run off together

 

Loving

 

How do you know we’ll make it out there? We don’t have anything

 

Honey

 

All we need is our love and affection and we can make it

 

Loving

 

We need a lot more than love and affection in this world. That’s just one of 

 

the things we need. I don’t want to end up in a trashcan!

 

Honey

 

Let’s try it. It’s better than the home you have

 

Loving

 

So, you’re going to leave your good home?

 

Honey

 

If it’s for you I will

 

Loving

 

All right, let’s go.

 

(And they run off together.)

 

THE END.

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