A cacophony of bells ring throughout the store as the front door opens and a man walks in. The cashier, Stella, looks to see who has entered the building but only captures a glimpse of a disheveled, black overcoat quickly swerving through aisles. ) Rose: Hello? Sir, may I help you find something? (Stall’s question remains unanswered by the mysterious man. She leaves the cash and attempts to locate him. ) Rose: Sir, we have a wonderful selection of sale items on the rack here, would you like to take a look? (A large, firm set of claws grips Stall’s neck.
She screams for dear life and tears begin to dampen her face. Seconds later, her voice is suppressed by thick slabs of masking tape. ) Will: Keep quiet! (Will looks into Rose’s eyes and sees fear and hopelessness consuming her. His glossy scales are a deep shade of red. Then, suddenly, he stops collecting merchandise from the shelves and kneels down beside her, slowly removing the tape from her face. ) Rose: (Rose is breathing heavily and looks deeply into his eyes. ) WhyвЂ”why did you attack me? Will? What have you become?! You are a monster! Take yourвЂ”slimy hands off me! Will: My Rosier, calm down, please.
As you can see, I have changed quite a bit, but I feel empowered being such a large, ferocious creature. I used to be so puny and insignificant in everyone’s lives, but now, I am the star of the show creating chaos and excitement. Rose: Get out of here! I thought you were better, I thought you were different, but you are Just a beast! (Will looks at her with a painful expression and lightly touches her flushed cheek. ) Will: All I wanted was to be with you. I Just didn’t know how to behave. I was stupid and immature. Rose: Well, obviously little has changed since you have morphed yourself into a We wasted our time being together.
You need help. (Will begins to weep and holds his head in his callous hands. ) Rosier: Will, listen to me, now, more than ever, we need to be adults, not animals. Let me get you some water. (Rose exits the room and gets Will a tainted glass filled with water. Will breaths deeply, trying to understand what he has become. His eyes flicker toward the shelf and he finds a large map of the globe. He unravels it and places it on the floor. Rosier re-enters the scene and is perplexed when she finds him curled up next to it. Will: Rosier, come here, look at this. When I look at this map I see potential, hope, exploration and love.
I could have been so much more, Rosier, but you always held me back. I could have conquered the world! (A wave of rage overpowers Will. He smashes his glass of water and it splatters across the map. A myriad of colors begin to trickle down the tainted paper and it slowly transforms into a grey and white slab. Soon, Rose notices the color from her hands begin to fade and the store around her evolve into a colorless abyss. ) Will: IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT! DAMN you, ROSE! (Rose lets out a blood-curdling scream and grabs her husband’s meaty arm. ) Will: Rose, what’s wrong now!? Rose: I had another dream.
Will: God, Just go too shrink or something and tell him about it. I haven’t slept in weeks because of you. You know what, I am fed up with this. I am sleeping on the couch until you become sane. Rose: It was about you. Will: I don’t care, Rose. It’s 2 a. M.! Rose: I have been having the same dream for two weeks. I don’t care how tired you are; we are going to talk about it now. I can’t believe I let this happen for so long because it must mean something… Will: Make your very important story a quick one because I was in the middle of a dream myself and I want to get back to it, if you didn’t ruin it already.
All I have to say s, thank God for dreaming! It’s the only interesting part of my day. Will: What I mean is, I like to dream! It’s that simple. Why are you always looking for such a deep answer from me? I am not a poet and I sure as hell am not a philosopher. Go bore someone else with all your questions. Forget this, I am going to bed. Rose: William! Get over here! Tell me what are you dreaming about. Will: Honestly, I don’t think you really want to know. Rose: Well, I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t want to know, would I? Let’s hear it, I am not going to wait forever. Will: God, you are so pushy and suck the color and life out of everything!
I can’t stand Rose: Stop it with all of your hysterics and summarize the dream. Will: (Will releases a low grumble and hesitantly speaks. ) Like five minutes ago I was dreaming about robbing a store and finding a box full of drugs, alcohol, and gold, my favorite things in life, well, besides you, of course. That’s it. Happy now? I am going to Rose: I shouldn’t have asked. Will: God, you are so sheltered and boring! Rose: Excuse me? Will: Forget it. Night. Rose: I am going to take a sleeping pill. I have a twelve-hour shift tomorrow at the pet store. Will: Do whatever you need to do to. Sweet dreams…