A Play by DeAngelo

CHARACTERS:

Icey, the Snow, male, 16 centuries

                     Melty, the meteor (Icey’s mom), as old as eternity

SETTING:

Millions of miles above, in the heavens and beyond.  In a place beyond space where life was plotted by god and his angels.  The sight is pitch black, except for the bright, hot scorching meteors that soar freely through the skies.  There is no sunlight because this place is beyond the sun.  This place smells like gases and fresh snow. The only noises are the sounds of the violins playing from the angels and lost noise, coming from the loud thunderous meteors.  Parts of this unlimited amount of  skies are icy cold to the touch, and other parts are beyond sun temperatures to the touch.  These skies taste like gases and air.  This is the life from above.

TIME: Time is lost in this mysterious place.
AT RISE:

Icey, the snow is enjoying falling freely through the skies.  Melty flies in, intruding on Icey’s peaceful falling.


ICEY
Can’t you see I was enjoying myself. (Icey snaps-with attitude)

MELTY
(Replies with a sad/depressed facial expression)  I just wanted to ask you if you wanted to go destroy some planets today.  Like how we used to when you were younger.

ICEY
(soliloquy) Why doesn’t she understand that I’m not little anymore.  She seems dull to the fact that she melts a part of me every time she comes around.  I mean I love my mom but she’s slowly killing me.

MELTY
(with an angry expression)  Hello!?! I just asked you a question.

ICEY
AAAAHH!  Not today.  Maybe in another century or two.

MELTY
Icey, what happened to you.  I remember when you used to love causing blizzards and snow storms while I burned down planets.  We used to be a team, un-sep-ar-a-ble.  (Melty drags out the word unseparable)

ICEY
(Says slowly)  Mom, I don’t know how to tell you this….

MELTY
 (She replies frantically)  Tell me what?

ICEY
I’m not the same small pebbles of snow anymore.  I’ve changed.

MELTY
I’m dying.  Can’t you see I’m burning out.  All I want is to spend some time with you.  It’s not about you being pebbles of snow or not.  It’s about that bond.  We used to be so happy.  All I want is to have that bond.

ICEY
(Sits in stunned frozen silence)  Mom,  I want that bond with you.  It’s just that every time you come around, you burn me.  You melt pieces of me.  You leave me empty.  I understand you dying, but there’s nothing I can do about it.

MELTY
Well, actually, there is something you can do.

ICEY
What?

MELTY
You can snow on me and cool me off.

ICEY
No!  That will take too much snow. That will kill me.

MELTY
Well, I’m your mother.  I’m the one that brought you here, to the heavens.  You should sacrifice for me.

ICEY
So, this little intrusion really wasn’t about you wanting a bond.  It was really about you trying to save yourself.

MELTY
It’s not…..

ICEY
How can you ask your son to kill himself.

MELTY
Any other son will do it.

ICEY
I can’t believe you.

Narrator—Icey blows away angrily.  He’s so mad that he causes a disaster to everything in his path.

ICEY
I can’t believe my mom would ask me something like that.  Doesn’t she know that that just pushes me farther away from her.  Damn.  It feels like she doesn’t care about me, only herself.  I’m her son.  Why would she want me to die?

 Narrator—Melty is still in the same area of first encounter

MELTY
I think I came on too strong.  Maybe I shouldn’t have asked him that.  I mean he is my son.  I shouldn’t have asked him to die just for me to live.   Do I really love my son like I think I do? What kind of mother am I?  No, no.  I love him.  It’s just I want to live.

Narrator—-Icey sees the meteors and approaches.

ICEY
Mom, I’m sorry for running off.  It’s just that I want to live.  I want to become the ruler of the skies, and how can I do that it I’m melted?

MELTY
Being the ruler of the skies isn’t as important as my life.

ICEY
Hold on.  You’re telling me my dreams don’t mean nothing.  So, every time you told me to dream big, you were just blowing smoke!

MELTY
No.  I ….(she gets cut off)

ICEY
Well, What is it then?  Can you make up your core?  What is it? You’re confusing me

MELTY
I don’t know.  I’m just scared.  I’m traveling fast.  I’m heating.  I’m having a heat stroke.  I want a lot of things.  I want to live, but if you won’t save me then can we at least spend my final minutes together.  I don’t want to die without having your love and support.  I can’t leave unfinished business.  What I mean is that I don’t want to leave without  knowing if we are on loving terms.  I don’t want to feel empty and I don’t want to leave with anything bad on my conscience.  When I die I want to rest in peace.

ICEY
I do love you, and I can’t spend that much more time with you because you’re melting me.  And if I get melted then I won’t be strong enough to become ruler of the heavens.  I won’t be able to live out my King of the Sky life.  I have to have this sense of power.  (emphasize) I need this sense of power.  You gave me dreams.  You told me stories as a child about all of these powerful people,  and that planted a frost in me that now bloomed into a  1000 mile high mountain of snow.  This is what I want.  I want to be the element that everybody depends on, from the skies to the planets.  I need this.  (5 second pause)  But I’m also tired of running and avoiding you.  I realize that where ever I go you will be there.  If I soar to heaven, if I soar to the angels grave yard, if I soar anywhere you are there.  There has to be a way that we can live together without killing each other and for me to be the ruler of the skies.

MELTY
There is no way.  It has to be one of us, and to be honest, I don’t want it to be me.

ICEY
That’s selfish.  What happened to all the things you taught me as a pebble?  About how character counts, and how being sensitive to geology’s feelings is important.

(At this moment Melty felt a familiar sensation come through her core.  She felt that bond come back between them.)

MELTY
(In tears)  Icey, I’m sorry.  I don’t know what got into me.  I guess it’s my time.  I just hope you have  a good life and accomplish your dream.  Strive for the best.  I remember that conversation.   It was so long ago.  I only have 5 more degrees to go before I burn out.  I just want you to know that I love you.  When you came into this sky you made my life.  I know that we’ve been apart for a while but I just want you to know that I love you.  Please don’t be angry at me for what I’ve said to you.  Bye Pebbles.
(Melty races toward the planet for her final destination)

ICEY
( Frantically) Hold on, mom!  She’s going for the planets.  If I go after her I might die.  I might get evaporated by the sun.  But this is my mom.  We’re too close for me to let her go out this way.  I was kind of selfish in not offering my help, but I didn’t think she was serious.  I have to do something.  Here goes nothing.  (Icey races towards her, calling out to her)  Mom, hold on!  I gotta get her.  (Icey heads full speed towards the planets rushing into everything in his path.  When he passes the sun he feels himself becoming weaker and weaker.) I gotta get there.  I gotta get there.  I have to pass my mother and crash into the planets before she crashes into them.  I’m going to suck it up as I pass my mother.  (as he passes his mother she yells–)

MELTY
Icey, don’t do it.
(but it’s too late)
ICEY
As I crash into the planets I feel myself gain strength.  I crash into oceans, lakes, and vast area of open land.  I become one with the oceans.  I turn into glaciers and skating rinks.  I gain endless life.

MELTY
WOOOOW.  (Melty sways.  Then she lands into the snow.  She feels around herself in shock.)  I’m alive.  I can’t believe it.  I’m alive,  and cool.

ICEY
Mom!  (surprised)

MELTY
Son,  that was the bravest thing you did.  I love you.  (She cries)

ICEY
Mom, I realized that you are my life.  It wouldn’t be the same in space without you.  My dream would be empty if I didn’t have you.  But look, we can be together forever now.  And I’m the ruler of life.  I’m the Water, Ice, and Clouds.   Mom, remember when I said you were burning parts of me?

MELTY
Yes!

ICEY
Well, I didn’t realize that when I melt I  turn into clouds.  So, no parts of me can die.  I just didn’t search for them like I should of.  I’m sorry for disrespecting you.  You are my life.

MELTY
(Starts crying)  Son, I miss this bond so much.  I’m glad we got it back.  It looks like I was wrong about it having to be only one of us.  Thanks to your braveness you accomplished your goal and made my life goal possible.

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