Alderona

Scripted scifi scene for two teenagers, 1 guy and 1 girl.  ALDERONA and KLUDO are brother and sister who have special secret powers that are meant to protect and save people’s lives.  Alderona is doubting her ability to carry out her responsibility and she discusses the issue with her brother.

Alderona: I do not know how to tell father that I no longer wish to hold onto my spirit power.

Kludo: Whatever do you mean?

Alderona: I do not want this, this gift as it’s called.

Kludo: Alderona, give it time…I have also gone through a difficult time with mine.

Alderona: I don’t want it, Kludo, I’ve thought about it.

Kludo: Have you already made your decision, Alderona?

Alderona: I believe I have.

Kludo: Have you spoken to anyone else about this?

(she nods her head no)

How long have you been debating this?

Alderona: Months. It’s too much to handle.  I want to be normal, like everyone else.  I don’t want to keep this secret inside of me anymore.

Kludo: Why not decide to never use your power only?  Why must you have it removed and erased?

Alderona: I want to disconnect from it entirely, it consumes so much of my thoughts.

Kludo: What if you grow to regret it, Alderona?  I would suggest giving yourself more time and if you still feel as you do, then you should talk to father.

Alderona: I’m not sure I can wait much longer…I will try.  I feel as though I belong more to the others, that I am more like they are, have more in common, similar interests.  It’s where I belong.

Kludo: I was going through the same thing at your age, which was not so long ago.  I wanted to remove my gift as well.  But then, there was an incident that happened.  Do you remember the train wreck that took place in Marcudian?

Alderona: Of course.

Kludo: Well, I was the one who prevented tragedy.

Alderona: What?  How?

Kludo: I ran away from home.  I was walking along the tracks when suddenly I heard a crash and noticed the train had come off its track.  Without thinking I slowed the train and held it afloat until I brought it back on its track.  I stopped the train entirely because the wheels had been so badly damaged, it couldn’t have continued going regardless.  But, had I not been there, had I not used myself, there would have been horrible consequences.  This is why, ever since that day, I realized the importance of what it is we do and I am thankful I did not have it erased.

Alderona: Rebecca was on that train.

Kludo: I know.  I found out later on that she was.  My point is that—

Alderona: I know your point.  I understand what you’re saying.  It only makes my decision harder, Kludo.

Kludo: Give it time.  Please. For me, give it time. Either way, I will support you but you must be sure before making such a decision.

Joseph Arnone

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