Flame and Blue (2013)
A play by
Characters: Blue: 3 years old in dog years (German Shepard)
Flame: 36 years old, he’s orange and blue when lit up, and Flame is the
Beauty: She’s a portable Beats Radio, rectangular shape, black and silver
with enormous bass and is their little sister.
Setting: 2 story white house, in a calm nice neighborhood, owned by
a Mexican drug-lord couple, mostly takes place in a big fancy kitchen
while a loud party is going on that night.
Time: Early, warm summer night, Friday around 9pm
At Rise: In the kitchen, Flame is on and choppin’ it up with Blue, talking
to each other about their dreams, while Beauty is aside on kitchen
counter asleep. When a party in living room goes on.
Flame: You know what Blue I’m getting irritated by the owners we
Blue: What do you mean? They have always taken care of us and given
us food and a place to stay at, instead of being mad and tired of them
you should be thankful.
Flame: Yea I know, but don’t you ever feel trapped of being here, living
with these people knowing what they do. And even what they’re doing
right now, in the living room.
Blue: Not really, that may be you, but I’m fine where I’m at the same
with beauty, and you should be too. Well you know my dream, to always
protect our habitat from any kind of danger.
Flame: Well you know my dream as well, for me to grow and be an
enormous fire that never ends.
Blue: I know but knowing your dream and its possibilities, you’re going
to put Beauty, I, and our habitat in danger. Why do you want this so
Flame: Because I’m desperate, desperate to grow and see the world
instead of being here feeling little, weak and horrified that I’ll stay like
Blue: So you don’t like the way you are with us right now, all of us being
close together, isn’t that what we all want?
Flame: I do. I love being close to both of you, but you’re not seeing my
point of view Blue, you have to know that everyone deserves to grow
and move on in their lives...same with you and Beauty.
Blue: Alright, if I were to be you, I would say to myself that I’m not
thinking about my 2 lil brothers. I’m just thinking on what I want and
best suits me. So now you’re just being selfish.
Flame: See it however you want, but know that I’ll reach my goal, with
your help or without it.
Blue: Why all of a sudden do you start wanting to harm us all? Flame I
know how you were, you would always be here to protect us and make
us great Mexican food and would want for all of us to stay forever strong
and united. Now everything’s changed from one day to another?
Flame: I don’t know Blue, it’s just all of a sudden I started feeling
worthless and unwanted because early in the morning today, during
breakfast, while you and Beauty were still asleep, I heard the owners
talking about they want to replace me with a high-tech stove by
tomorrow first thing, early in the morning around 9. So I don’t have
much time now, you feel me?
Flame: Blue you gotta help me reach my goal before it’s too late. I’m
really gonna need your help in every way. First, I m going to need you
to keep me lit. Next I’ma need you to bring me lots and lots of paper or
cardboard all around the house as much as you can find. And I’ll do the
rest. You just get yourself and Beauty in a safe spot.
Blue: I feel you and I would do anything for you, you’re my brother and
you always will be but I’m sorry Flame, I just can’t help you knowing the
fact that if I do I’ll put everyone at risk.
Flame: But Blue, why are you willing to risk your life to protect this
house and the owners when you know that this house was built on drug
Blue: Because Flame, even though the stuff they do, they’ve always
showed love, and have always provided food and shelter.
Flame: You got a point there, but your still not convincing me enough
Blue. Reaching my dream is just something I really, really want and it’s
something very strong that I’ll not be able to give up so I don’t think
there’s anything that’s gonna stop me from being enormous.
Blue: You know what? I think your just trying to use me and when
you reach your goal, you’re just going to throw us aside like nothing.
You’re trying to play me and I ain’t gonna fall for your tricks, Flame. And
anyways how is that all you want? Eventually you’re going to be where
you are right now. So do you really think it’s worth it?
Flame: Use you? Why would I use you, Blue? You’re my brother. I’ll
never do that. And it’s all I want because it’s all I ever dreamed of.
Blue: I don’t know, Flame. Maybe dreams change because sometimes
we just realize that the dream we always wanted isn’t really what we
want no more. We want something bigger and better. And what could
be for you Flame, you should change your dream. You’re just being
Flame: Blue the more you try to convince me, the more I’ma try to reach
my dream. That’s it! Got it, get it, good.
Blue: Alright if you gonna be like this, I’ma be the same way. And Im’a
tell you some, I got a secret. Something that’ll stop you for good, you’ll
Flame: Oh really? C’mon now. A dog like you could really stop me? Keep
thinking that and do whatever you please because in the end all the
effort will be worthless.
Blue: We’ll see...but I’ll tell you right now, don’t count on me! And you
know what? I’ma just tell you my secret, I’m the one with the idea of
replacing you with a new stove by tomorrow.
Flame: What?...Why, Blue?...Why are you doing this?
Blue: Because Flame, it’s about you realize that your being selfish, your
not thinking about me or Beauty, you’re not thinking that your dream
will destroy the place where I live, where I grew up in and that place I
Flame: You know what, Blue? I think you’re right. And you know why?
Because I now realize that my dream really is to take care of you two
and protect you and have our family together. My bad, Blue. I really was
Blue: Well, it’s cool. And you know what? That secret of mine? I just
made it up to stop you, Flame. That was the only thing I could do but
something I’ll never really allow ever because you’re like a father to us,
Flame, and we need you.
Flame: There’s nothing to worry about. I’ma always be here for ya
because a united family is what most matters to me now.