Act II

Scene I: Start of Homecoming

(Cue: Raise the curtain)

Setting:

{It is obviously night time at a soccer game because of the two goals on each side of the stage. You can hear the sounds of children laughing, people cheering, and students talking. You can only see the bright lights shining down on the boy and the girl. The background sounds fade away, and all that is left is the boy and the girl.}

GIRL: (shyly) How are you? I haven't talked to you all summer.

BOY: I've been pretty good. School isn't as bad as I thought it might be. I think I'm going to like this year.

GIRL: That's awesome. Are you looking forward to Homecoming?

BOY: Yeah! It should be pretty fun. I'm kind of excited…

(Cue: Fade to black)

Setting:

{Both the girl and the boy have books in their arms. They are in a school hallway.}

(Cue: Girl slowly approaches boy)

GIRL: So are you going to Homecoming with anyone, yet?

BOY: No, I don't think so…

GIRL: Ohhh okay… (nervously) Do you think you'd want to come with me?

BOY: I'll have to get back to you because I've got to get going now.

GIRL: (dejectedly) All right then… I'll talk to you later.

BOY: Yeah, I'll call you!

(Cue: Fade to black)

Setting:

{The boy is stage left dialing a telephone and the girl is stage right sitting on a chair next to a phone. Both of the teenagers look extremely nervous, and when the phone rings, the girl jumps out of her chair}

GIRL: Hello?

BOY: Hey… It's me. I told you that I would call you back. Sorry it's so late, but I had a lot of math homework.

GIRL: (shakily) It's fine. Don't worry about it!

(Cue: Boy starts pacing around)

BOY: So… About Homecoming… I'm not going with anyone.

GIRL: Oh. Well, that's cool… (As an afterthought) I think.

BOY: (laughs) I guess so.

GIRL: So… (bites lip and starts to pace) Would you go with me?

BOY: (smiles) I'd love to!

GIRL: (excitedly) Oh, that's great! Sorry, I have to go now, but I will talk to you later, all right?

BOY: Sounds good, bye!

GIRL: Bye.

(Cue: Both the girl and the boy hang up the phone)

(Cue: Fade to black)

BOY'S VOICE: And so that was the start of our first Homecoming. As freshmen, we had no clue what we were doing, but that was okay because we were going together. I was kind of nervous, but I think she was as well.

For the next couple of weeks I would call her and we would go hang out. She had this shy quality. She was so quiet and sweet tempered, it made me nervous to be around her. I couldn't say the wrong thing, and I couldn't be too loud around her. She kept me on my toes all the time without meaning to.

One time we went to a haunted house, and she was so quiet and easily freaked out, that she ended up clinging on to my arm. That quite surprised me. I never really understood her, and she never really understood me.

We still had pretty good times, though, including the night of Homecoming. It came and went all too quickly…