by

Silvia

 

 

Characters:     

GORGEOUS the MOON, female, 17

HANDSOME the MOON, male, 21

Setting: 

In the beautiful, dark-tinted light blue sky 

Time: 

Morning 

At Rise: 

Gorgeous and Handsome are slouched in their chairs, just waking up.

 


 

GORGEOUS (waking up first)

Good morning, My Love.

 

 

HANDSOME

Good morning, Dear

 

GORGEOUS

What do you say we go watch the sunset?

 

HANDSOME

(smiles) Anything for you.

 

GORGEOUS

(eyebrow raised) Ooh Really?

 

HANDSOME

(laugh) Of course, let’s go.

 

( Arriving at sunset)

GORGEOUS

This is beautiful.

                                                                                                                         

 

HANDSOME

Not as beautiful as you.

 

GEORGEOUS

(Laughs, smacks him) Stop it!

 

 

HANDSOME (smiles)

 

 

GORGEOUS

There’s something I need to tell you, Handsome.

 

(HANDSOME looks concerned)

 

GORGEOUS

(Gasp) My family’s moving to the other side of the sky.  The spaceship’s already aware when to

 

come.

 

HANDSOME

What? Are you serious?

 

GORGEOUS

(looks sad)  I’m afraid so.

 

HANDSOME

When?

 

GORGEOUS

Soon.

 

HANDSOME

How soon Gorgeous?

 

GORGEOUS

We’re leaving in two days…I’m sorry I didn’t tell you.  I was scared how you were going to react.  I thought you might run or lash out.

  

HANDSOME

Holy star, Gorgeous. (gasp) Now what?

 

GORGEOUS

How about we get married today or tomorrow?  Then I won’t have to leave.  My parents will have to accept us.  Then they will leave us alone about your age.

 

 

HANDSOME

This is crazy, Gorgeous…I still need time…

 

GORGEOUS

Time??  I leave in two days!!  (moves her hands in frustration)  What time do we have?

 

HANDSOME

Gorgeous, you’re now just telling me that you’re moving!  What am I supposed to do?  I’m not ready yet….

 

GORGEOUS

(raises voice, sad voice) If you really love me and want to be with me, marry me today…at least tomorrow.

 

 

HANDSOME

Gorgeous…I don’t know what to say.

 

GORGEOUS

(sad voice) Say yes!  (hear the sound of crickets)  Handsome, say something.

 

HANDSOME

(said with dignity) Gorgeous, I love you more than anything in the world. All want is for you to be happy, but in order for me to make you happy by marrying you and giving you everything you ever wanted…children…you name it… I need to be able to support you.  I need to get myself situated.       

 

 

GORGEOUS

(sad) Oh Handsome…I love you too, I do, I do…..but we’re running out of time.

 

(tears fill Handsome’s eyes)

 

GORGEOUS

 

 I’m sorry for all the times I’ve been possessively jealous.  I’m scared I’m going to lose you. Every day I wake up hoping not to turn to face you and you’re gone.  Never in my life I thought I would feel love the way I do for you. For anyone, in fact.  Ever since I was little I always wanted love, real love, marriage and a family. That’s it. I never really got that unconditional love before…not even from my family.

HANDSOME

(aside, frustrated)  Man…This is killing me.  I only wish she would believe me when I tell her she’s beautiful, when I tell her she’s worth it.  She’s so insecure it’s driving me crazy.  I love her…god damn it.  I love her!!!  Why is she making it more difficult than what it already is.

 

(Tears fill Gorgeous’s eyes)

 

HANDSOME

 

Gorgeous, you have no reason to be jealous. You’re beautiful. You give yourself no credit. I feel like everything I say means nothing.  Jealousy is taking over everything.

 

 

GORGEOUS

(sad) (gasp) I know! I know!  I try, Handsome.  I try so hard to control it.  It just always ends up that way. I know my jealousy is pushing you away and that’s what I’m scared of.

 

HANDSOME

Gorgeous, I love you.  I’m not trying to hurt you…I need until tomorrow.

 

GORGEOUS

(sad, mad) Why not today?

 

HANDSOME

(frustrated, sad)  I need time to think…please. (Aside) Marrying her would be the best thing that ever happened to me. I’m scared.  I’m scared I’m going to hurt her.  I feel everything I do and say doesn’t change the negative way she feels about herself.  Sometimes I start to think, if I love her I’ll let her go, let her go because I feel she deserves better…or maybe I’m not good enough…Nothing will ever satisfy her.  I just wish she

 

would change…How do you look at the girl you love and tell her it’s not going to work?

     

 

GORGEOUS

(gasp, sadly) Okay…tomorrow. 

 

 

(THE NEXT DAY)

  

 

GORGEOUS

(stretching, yawning, eyes open) (gasp) Today’s the day, Handsome.  (The sound of crickets) (turns over to look at handsome…he’s not there.  Her eyes water.)  Handsome? (She looks around.)  Just at that very moment I knew deep inside my heart he was gone…he was gone forever. Everyday will rain, it will rain until Handsome remains back into my arms. Tears roll down my face.  Anger and disappointment shoot straight into my heart.  It’s cold as an ice cube.  Why?  Why! Did he do this to me.  We had our whole lives planned out…This is all my fault….I pushed him away.  Years pass by and I still wait.  I wait because I know what we had was real.  If it means sitting here ’til he shows or sitting here ’til I die…well…that will be it.

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