Drama scene from short play, “Natural Habitat” wherein Cherry gives Redro his walking papers because he isn’t a good influence on her son.
CHERRY: What you doin’?
REDRO: Lookin’ for my license. Been drivin’ round without my license.
CHERRY: When d’ya get a new license? Don’t you owe thousands in tickets?
REDRO: Somethin’ I been fixin’. I was, I been to the court an’ saw the judge and got my name cleared.
CHERRY: When d’you go to court?
REDRO: Past month or so.
CHERRY: An you ain’t tell me?
REDRO: I gotta answer to you for everythin’?
CHERRY: That’s what couples do jackass.
REDRO: It was gonna be a surprise.
CHERRY: Surprise? What line a bullsh’t you be talkin’ boy?
REDRO: Was gonna rent me a vehicle, somethin’ nice and take you and Davey to a place I know about, a cabin up in them mountains, Pete’s place…he was gonna lend me his cabin for a week or so.
CHERRY: Too little, too late.
REDRO: Always too late with you.
CHERRY: Don’t start your sh’t. I’m not in the f’ckin’ mood.
REDRO: …You ain’t ever give anybody a second to iron out their troubles.
CHERRY: You had three years.
REDRO: I was goin’ through changes.
CHERRY: Changes? Ohh I see changes–
REDRO: Forget it! When am I gettin’ my pickup back, since it became the community pool?
CHERRY: You have your other truck.
REDRO: This one’s mine, too and I can get some extra work in if I have it back.
CHERRY: You can have it now if ya want. Tell Davey ta come out the water cause I ain’t tellin’ him. The only thing this boy has left.
REDRO: He could keep it till fall…I’ll make do…no big deal.
REDRO: Can’t even look at me when I talk to ya?
CHERRY: Am I supposed to see something different?
REDRO: I just thought we had a chance and you’re quittin’ on me much too soon.
CHERRY: Get outta here, Redro!
REDRO: I know I —
CHERRY: Dead beat.
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In the one act eplay Natural Habitat, Cherry breaks things off with her boyfriend Redro, despite the close bond her young son Davey has with him. 1 Woman, 1 Man, Young Boy. Drama.