Scripted scifi scene for two teenagers, 1 guy and 1 girl. ALDERONA and KLUDO brother/sister have secret powers 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.
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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.