RED ROSES

by yllenxxx


Author's Note: So this is a play i made for our school paper. and i just decided to publish it here. XD anyway, this play has two versions and both are supposed to be tragic. though i think it's too shallow and this one is quite, funny. lol. anyway, i hope you like it! :)


Characters:

Joshua Torres

Dylan

Raven Yap

Priest

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Scene I

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(Curtain opens, revealing the interior of a grand cathedral decorated with different kinds of flowers. People are seen buzzing around their elegant dresses and barong tagalogs while Joshua, a young entrepreneur of about 27 and also the groom, is pacing back and forth the altar.)

Joshua: (Looks at his wristwatch) Where is she?

(Dylan approaches Joshua)

Dylan: (whispers) Don't worry, she'll be here.

Joshua: (Look up at Dylan) Thanks dude. (smiles)

(Dylan taps Joshua on the back and smiles back. Just then, "The Wedding March" floats inside the cathedral and the people settle down, looking at the bride with admiration)

Dylan: (still whispering) You're one lucky guy dude.

Joshua: (whispers back while grinning) Luckier than you thought.

(Raven reaches the altar and stares at Joshua without a smile. Joshua frowned.)

Joshua: What's wrong, sweetheart?

Raven: (tries to smile) Nothing. I'm just nervous.

Joshua: (smiles gently) Me too, sweet. But it's all worth it in the end. Come on.

(Music fades. The audience sits and the ceremony starts. Raven and Joshua stands before the priest.)

Priest: (Raises hands) We are gathered here today to witness the union of Joshua and Raven in holy matrimony. Marriage is the-

(Raven interrupts the priest)

Raven: Can you please skip that part, Father?

(Joshua looks confusingly at Raven. Raven looks away.)

Priest: Oh, okay. (Looks at Joshua) Do you, Joshua Torres, accept Raven Yap, as your lawfully wedded wife?

Joshua: Yes Father.

Priest: (Looks at Raven) And do you, Raven Yap, accept Joshua Torres as your lawfully wedded husband?

(Silence)

Priest: Raven?

(Joshua looks at Raven.)

Joshua: Sweetheart…

Raven: No.

(Crowd gasps. Joshua looks shocked. Raven looks at Joshua)

Raven: I'm sorry babe. But I just love another man. I can't marry you. (Turns around and runs away)

(Joshua was left in the altar, open-mouthed. Dylan walks toward him)

Dylan: Are you just going to let her walk away like that?

Joshua: (Blinks for a few seconds) No. I'm not. (Turns around and follows Raven) Raven! Come back!

(Curtain closes)

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Scene II

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(Curtain opens. A beautiful garden of roses is seen with Raven sitting on one bench, tears falling from her eyes. Joshua enters and runs over Raven.)

Joshua: (Misty-eyed) Why? What's wrong sweet? Have I done something wrong? What's the problem? Come one, Rave.

Raven: (Pushes back Joshua) No! I love another man! I can't marry you!

Joshua: (Running his fingers in his hair) Who's the guy? (Voice hardens)

Raven: (stammers) It's… I-it's…

Dylan: ME.

(Joshua turns aroundand stared at Dylan with contempt.)

Joshua: (Angry) You! You snake! How dare you? How? And I thought you were my best friend!

Dylan: (mocking) Of course! That's why I saved your girlfriend from misery. She'll never be happy with you.

Joshua: (shouts) Shut up! How would you know?

Dylan: Of course I would. Because you'll only be happy with me.

(Joshua and Raven looks shocked. Dylan laughs)

Dylan: Oh, don't you know my dear Josh? I've been in love with you since time immemorial. We were happy back then, just the two of us until this little… tramp came in the picture! Do you know how hard it is when you have to pretend you're happy for some person but inside you're breaking apart? Do you know?

Joshua: (in a low voice) No, I don't.

Dylan: (Laughs) See? (Grabs Raven's hair and hold her in the neck. Raven struggled.) Now, this tramp's gonna die! (Pulls out a gun from his coat)

Joshua: (in a pleading voice) Please no. Dylan, don't do this. Please…

Dylan: You're too late Josh. Say goodbye to your dear little wife! (Points the gun's snub in Raven's temples)

(As Dylan's fingers pull the trigger, Joshua leaps to him, grabbing the gun from Dylan's hand. An explosion is heard and both fall to the ground)

Dylan: No, you! Let go of me! (Struggles under Joshua's hold)

Joshua: No! You beast! You let go of.. (Catches a glimpse of Raven's dead body beside them) No….. NO!

(Joshua lets go of Dylan and crawls towards Raven)

Joshua: I'm so sorry babe. I'm sorry. (Hugs Raven and kisses her) I'll love you forever. (Lets go of Raven and turns to Dylan) I'm going to kill you for this!

Dylan: Not before I kill you. (Points the gun and shoots Joshua)

Joshua: Ugh…. Why… Dy?... (takes his last breath and dies.)

Dylan: (evil laugh) NOW WE'RE EVEN! (stops) Josh? (kneels beside Josh and puts his head on his lap) JOSH! Don't die on me! NO! NO! (cries)

(Dylan stroked Joshua's face and then grabs the gun)

Dylan: I love you. (Stands up and take a single rose) For you, my love. (Puts the rose in Joshua's chest and gripped the gun, points it in his temples) GOODBYE! (Shoots himself and dies)

(Curtain closes)

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-Fin-

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nyahahahahaha. the ending's quite odd, right? :)) i was laughing the whole time i was writing the last parts of this play. lol. i hope you reviewww. :3