“STRONG LOVE”    BY KELVIN

 

CHARACTERS:    ANGEL,  A YOUNG MALE FOX 10 YEARS OLD

                       GODDESS, A YOUNG FEMALE WOLF, 9 YEARS OLD

SETTING:          A WOODS IN A RAINFOREST. ALL THE WILD ANIMALS THAT LIVE THERE AND THE PEOPLE THAT COME THERE TO HUNT MAKES                          THE WOODS DANGEROUS.  THE WOODS ARE VERY COLD AT NIGHT.

TIME:                NIGHTIME, WINTER

AT RISE:           ANGEL IS ALONE IN HIS FAMILY’S DEN, THINKING AND GROWLING.

 

 

 


 

 

                                        ANGEL

I AM SO FRUSTRATED,  I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I HAVE SO MUCH ON MY MIND RIGHT NOW.  SHOULD I CHOOSE

LOVE OR MY DESTINY TO TAKE OVER THE WOODS.

I’VE BEEN THINKING ALL NIGHT.  I LOVE GODDESS TO DEATH BUT SHE

JUST WANTS TOO MUCH OF MY ATTENTION.

IF I CHOOSE GODDESS OVER RUNNING  THE WOODS I WILL BE LETTING

EVERYBODY DOWN THAT BELIEVE IN ME AND PUT THEIR TRUST IN ME

BUT DEEP DOWN INSIDE, I WANT TO BE WITH MY LOVE.  

BUT I STARTED SOMETHING AND WHEN I START SOMETHING I HAVE TO

 FINISH IT.

                                        GODDESS (ALONE)

I BEEN THINKING ALL NIGHT.

I CANNOT JUST SIT HERE AND WATCH ANGEL TAKE ON A

RESPONSIBILITY SO DANGEROUS. I STILL HAVEN’T TOLD HIM I’M

PREGNANT BUT  I HOPE IT CHANGES HIS MIND ABOUT RUNNING THE

FOREST.

(GODDESS ENTERS)

                                        ANGEL

HEY GODDESS, YOU SCARED ME.

I BEEN MEANING TO TALK TO YOU. (HE NUZZLES HER)                        

 

GODDESS

WAIT. BEFORE YOU START TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME

 AND HOW MUCH I MEAN TO YOU, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I’M

PREGNANT AND I BEEN PREGNANT FOR THREE MONTHS NOW.

                                        ANGEL

WHY WOULD YOU NOT TELL ME SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT’S NOT

SOMETHING YOU KEEP FROM YOUR BOYFRIEND.

I MUST TELL MY FAMILY THE NEWS.

                                        GODDESS

DON’T TELL YOUR FAMILY ANYTHING YET BECAUSE IF YOU’RE STILL

PLANNING ON TAKING OVER THE WOOD, I’M GOING TO LEAVE WITH

THE BABY AND NEVER COME BACK.

                                        ANGEL

WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

                                        GODDESS

BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO SEE ANYTING HAPPEN TO YOU.

BECAUSE I WANT TO RAISE A FAMILY AND LIVE IN PEACE.

                                        ANGEL 

WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE AND RAISE A FAMILY BUT AFTER  I TAKE OVER

THE WOODS. YOU KNOW THAT’S MY JOB AND I CANNOT LET MY

 ANIMALS DOWN.

                               

GODDESS

AFTER?  IT’S HAPPENING NOW.  CHOOSE WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO,

 BECAUSE I CAN’T SIT HERE  AND WATCH YOU TAKE ON A DANGEROUS

 RESPONSIBILITY.  I JUST CAN’T. (GODDESS EXITS CRYING)

                                        ANGEL

GODDESS JUST RAN AWAY FROM ME AND I’M GOING TO BE A DAD.

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I WISH I COULD TALK TO MY

 STEP-BROTHER SPEEDY.  SPEEDY’S SOMEONE I TRUST AND WHO WILL

NOT GIVE ME THE WRONG INFORMATION. UNLIKE MY OTHER BROTHER,

BLACK.

THAT’S THE PROBLEM.  BLACK IS WORKING WITH THE HYENAS AND OUR

 WOODS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SPLIT UP FROM THEM!

 BLACK’S BEEN MAKING UP HIS OWN RULES ON HOW  TO RUN THE

WOODS. I GOTTA PUT A STOP TO THAT BECAUSE I KNOW

THAT’S WHAT MY FATHER WOULD WANT. WHEN I START SOMETHING I

HAVE TO FINISH IT. IT  DOESN’T MATTER HOW HARD THE GOAL IS, I

HAVE TO ACHIEVE IT.

(END OF SCENE. SCENE TWO, IN THE MORNING. GODDESS ENTERS)

 

                                       

GODDESS

ANGEL, I WAS UP ALL NIGHT THINKNG ABOUT OUR SITUATION.

                                        ANGEL

GODDESS, I WAS ABOUT TO COME LOOKNG FOR YOU.

GODDESS

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.  

                                        ANGEL (ASIDE)

I LOOK AT GODDESS AND I CAN TELL THAT SHE’S HURT. SHE DOESN’T

 WANT ME TO TAKE OVER THE WOODS BUT SHE’S WILLING TO STAY

 BECAUSE OF THE LOVE SHE HAS FOR ME.

                                        GODDESS

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT?

                                        ANGEL      

I WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT I’M SORRY FOR JUST THINKING ABOUT

MYSELF AND NOT THINKING ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS. I WANT TO TELL

YOU THAT THE ONLY REASON  I  WANTED TO TAKE OVER THE WOODS

 IS  BECAUSE MY DAD WANTED BLACK TO TAKE OVER AND HE WAS

 DOING A GOOD JOB UNTIL HE STARTED BEING FRIENDS WITH THE

 HYENAS.  AND THAT’S WHEN I CAME INTO THE PICTURE, BECAUSE I

 WANT TO  MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I GOTTA TELL BLACK I’M NOT HAPPY

 WITH THE  WAY HE’S RUNNING THE WOODS AND OUR DAD WOULD

NOT BE EITHER.  HE’S  GOTTA  START RUNNING THINGS THE RIGHT

 WAY AND BE A REAL LEADER.  

                               

                                        GODDESS

SO DO THAT MEAN WE CAN BE A FAMILY?

                                        ANGEL

YES THAT MEANS WE CAN BE A FAMILY.

                                        GODDESS

I WAS NERVOUS IF YOU’D START RUNNING THE WOODS YOU WOULD

 FALL IN LOVE WITH A HYENA.

                                        ANGEL

GODDESS I WILL NEVER MESS WITH THE ENEMY. YOU ARE ALL I NEED

 AND I’M SORRY I HAVEN’T BEEN PAYING YOU MUCH ATTENTION TO

 MAKE YOU FEEL THAT WAY. BUT I’M GONNA MAKE IT UP TO YOU AND

I HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TRUST ME AGAIN.

(ANGEL STOMPS HIS  PAW INTO THE DIRT AS A SIGN OF HIS PROMISE.             

                                        GODDESS

ANGEL, I’M SO HAPPY THAT YOU’RE EXPRESSING YOUR FEELINGS TO ME

BECAUSE THESE PAST TWO MONTHS YOU’VE BEEN BLOCKING ME OUT.

I LOVE YOU AND I’M GOING TO SUPPORT YOUR DREAMS AND STAY

 BY YOUR SIDE NO MATTER WHAT. I’M READY TO MOVE FORWARD AND

 RAISE OUR YOUNGIN’ TOGETHER.

(ANGEL AND GODDESS HIT THEIR TAILS TOGETHER. THAT MEANS THEY

ARE SAYING THEY LOVE EACH OTHER.)

END OF PLAY

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