We Take Love For Granted (Act 1, Scene 1)
Act I, Scene i
*Enter a boy with brown skin and dirty blonde hair following a curvy white woman who wears her hair in a neat bun. They walk through a bustling street market.*
Elijah: Never have mine eyes seen anyone more beautiful than thee.
Snow: I bet you tell that to all the girls.
Elijah: Ah, your words sting my heart.
Does my affection seem like nothing more than a joke?
*He caresses her cheek, and she pulls away*
Snow: I know you’re young, and young men think with their third leg.
Elijah: I reckon not, for I fancy myself a thoughtful man.
When I was homeless, you fed me.
When my heart shattered, you taped the pieces back together.
A better woman, I’ll never see.
Give me your hand, someone like you, I long to worship.
Elijah: The delightful blush that coats your cheeks warms my heart.
This piece of wisdom, I shall impart.
True love appears once in life,
If you push too hard, the one you care for will leave without a word of goodbye.
Snow: You said you would never leave.
Elijah: Sometimes, I must, or you’d take a loving man like me for granted.
So, what is thy answer, Aphrodite?
Will you walk with me?
© 2017 Aristotle Wilson