A Little Girl Will Always Find A Way To Beat You
A Little Girl
An Older Man
An Older Woman
Setting: A house.
A Little Girl: I'm bored.
An Older Man: How have we failed her?
An Older Woman: I don't know.
LG: I'm going outside.
OM: She will be killed.
OW: For certain.
LG: Older Man? Older Woman? Where are my boots?
OW: Sadly, I do not know.
OM: More sadly, I don't know either.
LG: I want to jump in the puddles.
OW: She will drown.
OM: The puddles have water in them.
LG: I will go in my bare feet.
OW: Broken glass!
OM: Puddle sharks!
LG: I think I will start riding a bike now.
OM: Her skull will be smashed on the curb!
OW: She'll be run over!
LG: I want to watch television.
OM: Now, we may rest.
OW: Nothing bad will come of that.
LG: Now, I will get something to eat.
OW: She'll choke.
OM: It won't be nutritious enough.
LG: I'm going to sleep.
OM: Bad dreams!
OW: Carried off in the night!
OM: Remember the good days?
OW: When she watched TV and was happy?
OM: Now she sleeps!
OW: She eats!
OM: She plays outside!
OW: She rides a bike!
OM: She gets...
OW: Will she read next?
OW: But what is in those books?
OM: I do not want to know.
OW: Could be anything.
OM: It is too much. Older Woman?
OW: Yes, Older Man?
OM: We must... give her away.
OW: It is the right thing to do.
OM: The situation is too fraught with peril.
OW: I am too fraught with the fraught of peril.
OM: As am I.
OW: Little girl?
LG: Yes, Older Woman?
OW: Older man and I have decided something.
OM: Something very serious.
LG: I get a puppy?! Wow! (hugs them both in the most perfect way possible, skips off stage)
OM: Oh... that was not our plan.
OW: (she is reliving the hug with her body) We must keep her.
OM: (he relives the hug as well) Yes, for one more day.
OW: Yes, one more day.
OM: Do puppies have enormous biting teeth?
OW: Perhaps, and also... germs!