Love Never Sleeps

02/27/2016

By Keith

 

Characters:

Sleepy the Red Cardinal, Age: 21 years old

Clapz the Cockatoo, Age: 24 years old

 At rise:  

Deep in the woods of Golden Gate Park, on the highest redwood tree, with mystic fog all around.  We hear noisy animals and bird hunters. 


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Sleepy

Boom, boom.  Aw shit not this again.  Stop making all that ruckus down there Smokey.   Go do that pecking somewhere else maybe like far away from my house!   Man I can’t stand this place anymore I’m tired of all these animals thinking it’s sweet to come wake me up, and what’s with all these humans always watching me.   Man, dude I know I look good with my red coat, but man, really can’t I just get some privacy,  out here.   I mean I’m in my own house, why can’t they just respect my personal space. 

 If I stay here any longer I might end up being captured and put in those small bird cages with rotten bars all around and a  ugly swing like if I’m a lil tweety bird,  and it’s always lame out here.  No  excitement. Always gotta duck and dodge the bird hunters, I just want to get up and fly away and find a place where I’ll be able to get some peace and quiet, and not worry about always looking over my shoulder.

I need to leave now today!  Not tomorrow.  But how can I just leave my bird from another, Clapz.   He needs to come along and tag with me I can’t just leave him here he’s my bff, my partner in crime.  I  can just imagine us on the beaches of Miami, Brazil with some good sexy lil tweety birds, going on late nights turn up’s hitting the Carnival,  traveling around the world, riding on a  elephant back, going to New York, taking a dump on Lady liberty.   Man, but I don’t know yet, Clapz  been acting weird like a tweety bird.   I hardly get to see him now that he’s out there flying around chasing Kim.  I gotta talk to him and get him to open up his eyes. I just know there’s way better mates out there in New York, England, Miami.   Why stick with one when you can have many more. 

 I wonder if I should go to the beaches of Miami and get my tan on, or go to the Bahamas and enjoy the peace & quiet.   Either way Clapz would love it.   Now I need to get my wings check.   Don’t want no problems on my journey. 

 

Sleepy checks his wings.  Clapz swoops in. 

 

Clapz

 Hey Sleepy, what’s up bro whatchu up to?  I haven’t seen you in a minute you good bro?

 

Sleepy

 Whats good Clapz. I’m all right, and I know we haven’t seen each other,  you always out with Kim, and Kim that.   Maybe that’s the reason wouldn’t you say?

 

Clapz walks up to Sleepy

 

Clapz

 Don’t you dare go there sleepy.   You & I know that’s not the reason why we haven’t seen each other.   So you need to calm yourself down before it gets real up in here! 

 

Sleepy takes a step back

 

Sleepy

 Oh! Really, Clapz is that what we do now!   Look bro I’m just keeping it bandz with you since you and Kim got together you’ve been acting mainy lately. 

 

Clapz

 Me acting mainy? Are you for real, look I’m not the one out here flying around with a pissed off attitude.   Look bro I’m here ’cause I care and you my brotha so what’s really going on?   And why you packing up yo?!

 

Sleepy

 You really want to know what’s wrong, Clapz?

 

Clapz

 Yeah I really do so come on and tell me what’s wrong? Before I slap you with this worm!

 

Sleepy

 Look Clapz I’m tired. I’m tired of waking up to smokey pecking on my tree.   He acts like if my tree is the only tree out here. 

 

Sleepy points to different trees.

 

 Like really look around we surrounded by trees all over the place.   And I’m tired of these weird humans lookin at me,  they stare at me 24/7, man I can’t even take a dump in peace,  I need to leave.   We need to leave, Clapz it ain’t safe here, you’re not safe & I’m not safe.

 

Clapz looks at Sleepy’s eyes

 

Clapz

Sleepy you trippin’!  How high have you flew today?  What are you talking about this is home & we been raised here our whole lives.

 

Sleepy

 I’m serious Clapz we need to go!

 

Clapz

 I can’t leave Sleepy & you can’t either.

 

Sleepy

 Why not clapz we can’t stay here!

 

Clapz

 Look I can’t leave Kim behind. And I love her, Sleepy. It’s not that easy to just get up and fly away.

 

Sleepy

 It’s good you can find the new smoking Tweety bird out in Miami, and if not then we can go out to Brazil and hunt for tweety birds, I even heard they big out there just how you like ’em. 

 

Clapz

No Sleepy.   I want Kim and Kim only, look Sleepy I haven’t told you this, but me and Kim are getting married & soon to have little chicks.   And they’re going to need their unc when they hatch.

 

Sleepy

 Wait what! You can’t be serious Clapz. Whens this all happened yo I think you trippin’ Clapz & Chicks for real Clapz are you sure you ready for all this?

 

Clapz

 Yes I’m serious I love her Sleepy & yes I’m ready to have baby chicks of my own. Sleepy you need to stay. Sleepy I want you here for my wedding, you the best man Sleepy.

 

Clapz puts his hand on his shoulder

 

Sleepy

 I’m truly honored Clapz.  Am need to find my best looking tie or bow tie, you know I gotta be fly.  But wait where’s this wedding taking place!

 

Clapz

 Whatchu mean where? It’s all gonna happen here on the toppest redwood tree.

 

Sleepy

What are you crazy. Why here? What’s so good about having a wedding here, Clapz.

 

Clapz

Sleepy you really trippin’ you need to chill out.  We were born and raised here, this is home.

 

Sleepy

 No you need to be more realistic. You want to raise your baby chicks here?

 

Clapz

 What can happened here?   They’ll love it out here.  Sleepy, do you hear yoself?  You trippin’ right now. 

 

Sleepy

 What can happen! You really need to get it together Clapz before you get slapped with this worm, yo!  Your kids deserve better than this rotten place. Here they gonna to have to worry about bird hunters, ferocious animals.

Clapz

 I don’t know, Sleepy. What about Kim? She means a lot to me.

 

Sleepy

 Make her come with us dude. Imagine all three of us in New York having parties & we can go take dumps on Lady liberty.  Now how awesome is that?

 

Clapz

 It would be hilarious bro. Maybe you right, Sleepy. But I gotta talk to Kim first all right?

 

Sleepy

 I know I’m right. Then we can head down to Miami and get our tans on, and who wouldn’t want to get married in Miami?  Bro, and for the honeymoon, you know where to go?

 

Sleepy acts all excited.

 

Clapz

 No I have no clue where. Tell me, man. Stop playing. You getting me all hyped up!

 

Sleepy

WE CAN HEAD TO VEGAS BABY!

 

Clapz

Awwwww, let’s do this bro.  Let’s head to Miami and get our groove on, then Vegas here we come baby!

 

Sleepy

 You for real, yo!  Don’t play, Clapz. 

 

Sleepy starts to get excited.

 

 I’m ready whenever you ready bro!

 

Clapz

 I’m hundred percent ready. But let me get Kim on board first.

 

Sleepy

 No problem dude. Do your thing.

 

Clapz gives Sleepy a dap

 

 

The End

 

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