Scene Five

Scene takes place in James' bedroom after he gets home from the party.

James: (Kneels at his bed) Okay let's see if this works. (Begins praying out loud.) Dear God, I just ask for your guidance in my life. I know I'm not the perfect person in the world. I really screwed up with Emily tonight. Your help is what I need. I believe that Jesus is Lord and that you raised him from the dead. I ask that you come into my life and help guide me. Amen. Well, I don't feel that different. I wonder if sleep will help. (Lays in the bed and goes to sleep.)

End of Scene Five

Scene Six

Scene takes place in front of an abortion clinic. Emily is pacing and Sarah is sitting in a chair.

Emily: I just don't know if this is what I want to do. I mean I don't want to be a mother at my age. Plus, after last night I think James may be right. Maybe I should just get rid of it.

Sarah: Well I'm behind you one hundred percent, no matter what your decision is.

Emily: Thanks Sarah. That means a lot to me.

Sarah: Anytime Em. That's what I'm here for.

Emily: Well I guess I need to get this over with. (Both begin walking towards the door up center. James enters from stage right.)

James: Emily! Thank God I got here in time. Don't do it. I was wrong for what I said last night. It was selfish and inconsiderate.

Emily: James? How did you know where I was?

James: I prayed to God last night and accepted Him into my life. Then I layed down and went to sleep. I had a dream that you were standing out here trying to decide what to do. So I came here as soon as I woke up.

Emily: Well I'm happy you accepted God into your life but how are we going to take care of the baby James? Are you going to give up your scholarship to help raise it?

James: That came to me in my dream too. We will give the baby up for adoption. It's the simplest thing to do without ending the baby's life.

Emily: I don't know James. What will everybody think when they see me in the halls with a stomach the size of a watermelon?

James: Who cares what they think? They won't understand what we are going through. Please Emily? Think about it for a few days at least.

Emily: Okay James. I won't get an abortion. We will put the baby up for adoption. I just hope you are right about this. (All exit stage right as light fades to blackness.)

(Lights fade back on. The scene has changed to Emily in a bed holding the baby wrapped in a blue blanket. It is a boy. She is surrounded by the entire cast and two extras for the adoptive parents. One male and one female. )

Emily: He is so handsome. Just like his father. I'm so glad you talked me into carrying out the pregnancy.

James: Me too baby.

Emily: (To adoptive mother.) Would you like to hold him? ( Hands the baby to her.) Will we be able to visit him?

Adoptive Mother: Yes. Of course! We wouldn't have it any other way.

Emily and James: Thank you so much.

(The baby makes a yawning noise)

All: Awww!


End of Play