A (Hit Man)
Act 1: The "Talk"
Scene: In a white room with a black coach and a glass table with one beautiful vase. Luella in her late 40's is dressed in black pants and a white shirt. Her brown hair is tied up in a bun and her blue eyes are looking up at the clock. Her daughter, Aurora, happens to be late again. Aurora comes into the room with her red miniskirt on and a black tank top with a green sweater on, and her red hair in a bun, and looks with her blue-green eyes at the clock and then sits on the coach. She starts the conversation.
Aurora: I don't like the rules! Everyone else don 't get to have a bedtime or can go out at anytime!
Luella: Well everyone isn't impotent to me, you are!
Aurora: Mom, I'm not five anymore! I am responsible and mature------
Luella: Oh really! So "forgetting" to throw out the garbage or washing the dishes makes you mature. No, young lady you can't go out! I forbid you to date or see anyone! You are falling in the wrong crowd again. Next thing I know you can be taking drugs and can die!
Aurora: Oh mom…I'm not taking drugs, it was just a party, a celebration for doing well on the final test for math. I happen to get the top score, a 100. I just lost track of time, it won't happen again…
Luella: Ok, sweetie, well just come home on time…
.:The room dims, both Luella and Aurora went to two separate sides into there bedroom:.
Scene 2: In The Bedroom of Luella's
Luella: She thinks that I do not understand her. But I do. Peer pressure causes everyone to do wrong things, meaning that she wants to date. But I don't see anyone good enough for her. I do not want her to end up like me. So maybe, I still think of her as five years old! I cannot let go; my little baby is growing up. In a blink of an eye she will be gone. And then, I will have nobody with me again…
Scene 3: in the Bedroom of Aurora's
Aurora: I can see where my mom is so worried about me. However, she keeps suffocating me, not letting me breathe at all. Am I not allowed to explore who I am? According to psychologists there are different stages in life. I am at that stage where I don't know where I am anymore…but I think my mom does not know who she is. She does not understand, but she thinks she does. She does not understand, at parties, I get to be free, free of worries, free of work and pressure, I get to have quality time of getting to know myself. But, my mom thinks I hang out with the "bad crowd" or take drugs…but I cannot. I may not have the highest self-esteem, but I happen to know that drugs cannot help me at all…
Suddenly a paper fell from the window onto Aurora's bed, but Aurora happened to have fallen asleep…
Scene 4: At a regular party
A walks in. A happens to be a nameless person who happens to kill for a living…
A: I can help you end your worries.
A: Well there is a world where you can get your way; I can finish the job for you mother, as the note said.
Aurora: finish the job?
A: You did read the note?
A: I hear you're a bright kid, you know, kaput, gets the job done quicker.
Aurora: I might not love how my mom assumes things about me, however, I don't want her dead.
A: With her gone, you can control everything.
Aurora: I might be a teenager but I do not blindly follow what you want me to do. I won't let you kill her and I won't become a hit woman. I never did think that children grew up dreaming about becoming a hit man.
A: I ever did, but it sorta happen.
A: I am not talking about it. Do you want the job offer; I will increase the pay price to ten grand a month.
Aurora: hmm…I will have to kill, so no!
A: You will miss have everything in the world.
Aurora: I have everything…and that includes my mom!
A: -to shock to speak-
Aurora exits to the other side of the room to go back home.
Scene 4: Getting to Know You
Aurora: I wonder how that person knows what is going on in my life…maybe he is a stalker…
Oh, hello mom! Any messages for me?
Luella: Not particular why?
Aurora: Just wondering…I thought that Sam would have talked to me about the History project we have.
Luella: Well how was the library?
Aurora: All right.
Luella: Are you sure you are all right?
Aurora: Yes, I am fine; I am just tired right now!
Luella: Well I think you should lie down on the coach.
Luella goes back to the kitchen cooking dinner, while the telephone rings.
Aurora: I got it.
Luella: Ok, sweetie!
Aurora picks up the telephone. Luella goes back cutting the vegetables and starts cooking.
Aurora: Hello…Sam if this is you I want you to stop playing around. We need to seriously need to do the project. If you do not do any work I will make you suffer.
A: One hour
Aurora: One hour for what?
The phone goes dead.
Aurora: Hello, Sam, you there?
Aurora puts the phone back on the hook.
Aurora: Mom did you receive a strange call from someone? And why are you humming?
Luella: Because I am so happy!
Luella: Is not a wonderful day, we get to eat together.
Aurora: Mom, I am being serious, is something wrong with you?
Luella: No, I am just happy. Can I be happy or is this a crime or something?
Aurora: Not that I know of, but it should be….
Luella: Well that's nice sweetie!
Aurora glances at the clock, and sees that the conversation was much longer than she thought it was. There was only a minute left, and then the doorbell rang.
Luella: I will see who that is.
Aurora: Mom, no!
Luella: And what is wrong?
Aurora: Ah, nothing, maybe it is Sam, maybe I should get the door.
Luella: hmm…you are up to something aren't you?
A man is at the door with a gun, Luella opens the door. And then there's a pause. As if time stopped.
A and Luella embraced each other. After an awkward moment, Aurora demands to know the truth.
Aurora: What the Hell is going on here? How do you two know each other?
Luella: Well, let's say that this person is someone special…
Aurora: As in…
Luella: Well you never met your father…
A: Aurora, I am your father.
Aurora was shocked and stunned. The last thing she saw black and then she fell unconsciously to the floor.
A: I will call the ambulance.
Luella: And I should get my Medicare card, goodness knows that last time they would not let me in the hospital…
A and Luella leaves, while an EMR guy transfers Aurora from the floor to the ambulance. Sirens could be heard on such a cool night like this one…
(Or is it….)