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￭ Rise up (and walk)
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2008-05-29 | |
(Middle of the sea, noon, one boat with dead engine, a man and his daughter)
Dad: ( Inside monologue-worried) This is it, we are dead! I killed my daughter. Iām worthless. This stupid boat, stupid sea and stupid life. Why have this life, if this is the way Iām going to lose it? Whose bright idea was to go out on the sea? Sugar! She is the one responsible for this! Oh my God, Iām accusing my own daughter.. I must be losing my mind. Already ?!
Sugar: ( relaxed) Dad, Iām hungry. Iām tired of looking at the waves. Can we go home now?
Dad: ( worried) As soon as I start this engine we should be on our way to the shore.( to himself: any shore).
Sugar: ( curious) Is there a problem with the engine, Dad?
Dad: ( mild tone ) No, sweetheart. The engine is tired and needs a few moments to rest. You know, even objects have life.
Sugar: ( amazed) Really? Wow! This is way I never find my Teddy Bear; he must be hiding from me! That silly old Bear. Iāll tie him up to a chair.
Dad: ( smiling) No, Sugar. Thereās no need to do that. You talk to him and explain ,you donāt enjoy this hide and seek heās playing with you, Iām sure he will understand and he will stop hiding from you.
Sugar: (confused) Dad, what is that?( pointing far)
Dad: (curious) Where darling?
Sugar: (pointing far) That thing, floating on the surface of the water. The brown thing.
Dad: (clueless) I donāt know darling. Itās too far from here.(to himself: what in godās name is that thing?)
Sugar: (happy) Look Dad! Itās coming towards us!
Dad: (relaxed) Yeeeesss, I can see thatā¦(scratches his chin)
Sugar: ( joyful) Maybe itās a dolphin that we can play with.
Dad: (smiling)I sure hope itās a dolphinā¦( to himself: a brown dolphin?)
Sugar: (serious) Dad, I decided not to be friend anymore with Teddy. I remember now, he was so mean to me. You know, one time he scared Barbie so bad that she fell down from the chair. She broke her arms! Dad, she broke her arms!!! Mean Teddy, so mean !!( crying)
Dad: (holding her hands together) Well, sugar. It was an accident , Iām sure. Teddy would never do such things to your doll.
Sugar: (angry) Barbie, Dad, her name is Barbie! And she is not a doll! She is my best friend!!
Dad: (amazed) Of course dear. Barbie! Iām sure Teddy didnāt mean to hurt Barbie. ( comforting smile)
Sugar: (looking down) Maybe heās just jealous on her! Maybe thatās why he did it!
Dad: (mild tone) Hon, Iām sure Teddy is not a āBarbie killerā. Donāt worry. It wonāt happen again. Iāll talk to him over this, but of course, only if you let me to.
Sugar: No,thanks. Iāll talk with that monkey (she laughs).
Dad: Well, bears can be monkeys sometimes , why not?!( he laughs).
The boat is hit by something and Sugar falls in the water
Dad: Hon, are you ok? ( he jumps into the water, scared)
Sugar: (happy) Look Dad, itās Teddy! Teddy came to take me home.
Dad: (dumbfounded) How is that possible???? ( to himself- How did this Teddy bear get in here, in the middle of the sea? Maybe itās not hers, and itās some kidās toy, lost in a moment of anger, thrown out in the sea)
Sugar:(commanding voice) Dad, come out of the water now, Teddy will take us home.
Dad: (confused)How did you get back in the boat?
Sugar: (happy) Teddy pulled me in. He is so kind to me now. He told me he loves me and that he feels sorry for pushing Barbie off the chair.
Dad: (amazed )Really now?
Sugar: (serious)Dad, Teddy says youāre not welcomed in the boat.
Dad: (shocked) What???Why did he say that? Ask him why am I not allowed on MY boat?
Sugar: (sad face) He says youāre not worthy of me and that you didnāt look after me.
Dad: (loving face)Sugar, you know I always look after you and I love you a lot.
Sugar: (still sad face ) I know Dad, but Teddy says youāre a liar and you never keep your promises.
Dad: (argue tone) But I keep my promises, I know sometimes I screw up but I keep my promises! Did you hear that Teddy, I keep my promises ( to himself-Iām talking to a teddy bearā¦.great ).
Sugar: (sad face) Dad, why donāt ever call me by my name?
Dad: (confused) But I always call you by your name!! Youāre Sugar.
Sugar: (Sad)No Dad. My true name. Donāt you know what my true name is ?
Dad: (more confused) Youāre name is Sugar. What do you mean by your true name?
Sugar: ( Crying upset) Dad, my name is Sarah! Sa-rah!!! SARAH! Didnāt you know that?
Dad: (Confused) Darling, your name is not Sarah. Itās Sugar! Everybody calls you this way! This is your name, not Sarah!
Sugar: (loud and clear) Teddy calls me Sarah!!! So, this is my name!!! Not Sugar. I donāt even like Sugar!! Sarah is my name!! Sarah!! Sarah!!! Sarah!!! Sarah!!!
Dad: (Sad and tired) Iāll come on board now, Sugar.
Sugar: ( angry ) I told you itās Sarah, not Sugar
As Dad tries to come on board, several waves wipe him away, each time heās trying.
Dad: (Scared) : Sarah!!!!!! Sarah!!! Do something!!! Give me your hand!!! Come on, give me your hand!!
The little girl stood there, without any reaction. She was petrified and emotionless.
Dad: (almost drowning) Sugar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help!!!! Help me baby!!!! Please, Iām sorry for everything Iāve done!!! Your name is Sarah and I love you no matter what is your name!!! Please baby, save me!!! Please , save me, my love!!! Sarahhhhhhhh!!!!
Dad drowned and Sarah went back to the shore together with Teddy.
(inside a house, a woman and her daughter )
Mother: (happy) Hello baby!! Back so soon?
Sugar: (serious) Hello mother.
Mother: (worried) Where is Dad?
Sugar: (serious) He fell into the sea, without saying good byeā¦
Mother: (shocked) What? What do you mean he fell into the sea? Where is he? Tell me!!! Come on Sugar, tell me!! Where is Dad?
Sugar: (angry ) My name is Sarah!!!! Sarah!!! Iām not Sugar!!!
Mother: (torn-shocked) Come on honey!! Where is your father tell me!! Where is he?
Sugar: (angry) I told you !!! He fell into the sea!!!!!
Mother: (shocked): Oh my god!!! Are you telling the truth? Are you, Sugar?!! Baby, donāt do this to me!! Please!! Tell me!! Where is your dad?
Sugar: (relaxed) Come on Teddy, lets eat something. Iām hungry!
Mother: (angry) You stay in here, young lady and tell me where is your father!!!
Sugar: (screaming) I told you!!!!!! He FELL INTO THE SEA!!! Now leave me alone!!!
Mother: (shocked) Oh my god!!!!! Oh my God!!! I have to call the police!!!
Sugar: (relaxed) They will never find him ā¦
Mother: (shocked) Why are you saying that? Why Sugar?
Sugar: (angry, throwing Teddy at her) My name is Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!
Mother: (crying) Baby, why are you doing this?
Sugar: (relaxed) But Iām not doing anything...
Mother: (crying) Come on, lets go to the police! You have to tell them what youāve just told me. Iām asking you one more time; where is your father? Please, tell me the truth. It hurts me a lot to see you this way and Iām very worried about your father.
Sugar: (crying) First, Teddy didnāt let him come back into the boat and then the waves .....and then more waves kept on coming ....and then....he was gone...and then Teddy...(hiccups)....Te-ddy, Te-ddy...
Mother: (gentle) What about Teddy, dear, what did he do?
Sugar: (crying) Teddy, Teddy laughed....
Mother: (gentle) But how can he laugh, dear? He is only a toy..a toy, baby...
Sugar: (crying) No, no....Heās not just a toy...thereās something about him....heās evil mother...evil...
Mother: (gentle) Maybe you should get rid of him...if you feel this way...how about that Sugar?
Sugar: (crying) But I tried....so many times I tried...he keeps on following me...and everytime I see him, I take him in my arms...without realizing .....and then....he changes me....I feel different...Iām so scared, mum (throws herself in the arms of the mother)
Mother: (crying) There, there, baby! Donāt cry! Iām here with you...
The door opens and father enters the house
Sugar: (happy) Daddy!!!!! ( running towards him)
Mother: (happy) Baby!! Youāre back !! Oh, Iām so happy!!!
Dad: (tired-happy) Where have you been Sugar? I looked all over for you!! Thank God you got home...but where did you go ? I left you on the beach with your Teddy Bear, went to untie the boat and then, you were gone...
Mother: (amazed) Really?She said you drowned and that the Teddy Bear didnāt let you in the boat...and...I donāt understand a thing...
Sugar: (crying) Mum! Dad!! Look!!! Itās Teddy!!
Mother: (scared) Oh Myyyyy God!!! Honey!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooo
Sugar: (scared) Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....
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