Missed A Day
Setting: A sofa.
(lights up on Bug, sitting on his sofa, obvious horror on his face, enter Tina, dressed to go outside)
Tina: Hey, Bug! Let's go.
Bug: (looks at her forlornly, with great despair) I missed a day.
Tina: Great, I was outside, pounding on the door for about ten minutes...
Bug: But, I missed...
Tina: You're missing more, moping here. C'mon! Let's go!
Bug: I never miss a day.
Tina: Bug, it's time to go... we shoulda picked up Janice about a half hour ago.
Bug: Four years...
Tina: What are you talking about!?
Bug: Four years.... three months...
Tina: We need to get going, Bug. Now.
Bug: Four years... three months... and seventeen days...
Tina: Okay, and you missed... let's go.
Bug: Tina, are you, maybe, from the future?
Bug: Like just one day into the future?
Tina: No, we're actually in the past, as in past time when we should've left.
Bug: 'Cause if I skipped the day because I fell into a wormhole or something, then that wouldn't really count.
Tina: It's today, yesterday was yesterday, it's time, c'mon!
Bug: Yesterday wasn't two days ago?
Tina: No, damnit!
Bug: It won't matter...
Tina: Bug. Listen...
Bug: It won't matter, Tina.
Tina: It's gonna matter to Janice, and Tim, and Kayt, and...
Bug: Nothing matters anymore.
Tina: Shut up, Bug; get your stuff on.
Bug: The world will end very soon.
Tina: Stop it! It's time to go!
Bug: You don't understand what I'm saying do you, Tina?
Tina: No, and I don't care. The snow is fresh; we gotta hit the slopes.
Bug: Because I failed to count all the light bulbs in my house yesterday, it will lead to a series of events that will end my life and the lives of... others.
Tina: Bug, you are obsessive-compulsive; you know that. Your fears are irrational. Even you say so.
Bug: But, I saw it, in my head... I saw what happens if I miss a day.
Tina: You are hopping in your van and driving us to the mountain; that's what's gonna happen. I mean you don't even know if you really missed a day.
Bug: I know, Tina. I was counting them this morning, and I realized that I didn't yesterday.
Tina: Okay, Bug, nothing's going to happen. Let's go, and we'll prove it to you. C'mon.
Bug: No... I...
Tina: Janice told me her friend from Decklin is gonna be there today...
Tina: Yep... that's the one.
Bug: Cynthia's gonna be there?
Tina: That's what Janice says.
Bug: Okay... but I'm not going to be able to relax until I'm safe back here.
Tina: Maybe with Cynthia?
Bug: Yeah... that would be great.
Tina: Then let's go!
(Bug gets up, Tina grabs him by the arm and leads him hurriedly from the stage, lights start fading)
Bug: (complaining about her pulling on him) Okay, okay...
Tina: Well, we've wasted enough time here; we gotta hurry, Bug! Everyone else is gonna be pissed we're late. Get dressed, toss your skis in the van, and we'll floor it. For Cynthia, Bug... for Cynthia.
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