No One Lasts Forever (2007)

 

A Play by Eric K.

 

CHARACTERS:

EVO, the Soul, mid 20’s,                                        

 

Euro, the Spirit, mid 20’s

 

SETTING:

On top of the Coit Tower

 

TIME:

11:30pm 4th of July

 

AT RISE: Evo is looking at Frisco view, floating around

 

 

EVO

(aside)Today is the day! I put an end to this Euro! I’m sick ‘n’ tired of all your little

fun and games! You always pick on me! Make me give bad impressions, to 

everyone I meet since I was a toddler.

 

EURO

What are you mumbling about?

 

EVO

(shrivels up) Oh nothing Euro!  Just thinking.

 

EURO

Thinking about what?

 

EVO

How grateful I am to have you by my side. You raised me since a baby, gave me

shelter, show me the aspects of life how to get around.

 

EURO

Ha Ha You’re real funny Evo. After all those times I annoyed you, made you look

stupid, you’re grateful to have me around?

 

EVO

Uhhhh yeah

 

EURO

You gotta be kidding me!

 

EVO

(aside) Ha Ha me kidding, I’ll throw this brick at your face I’m kidding.   (to Euro) I’m serious. I really have a joy with you always around me like a magnet stuck together.

 

EURO

That’s the thing about you Evo. You too shy. You need to be more like me;

aggressive, mean, powerful. If I was in your shoes I’d put a stop to someone like

me. But what can I say, I’m unstoppable. You’re a stupid soul

 

EVO

Psh..you ain’t squat. (aside) I’d rather die than be anything like you. I’m a good Soul looking for peace in life.

 

EURO

What you say you little…ungrateful…

 

EVO

Nothing sir. I didn’t say nothing.

 

EURO

Wait a min.  Don’t move.

 

EVO

For what?

 

EURO

So I can whoop your behind for giving me lip. Why are you questioning my

orders? (mugs at Evo)

 

EVO

Who do you think you are…my parents. You might have raised me but I’m old

enough to be solo.

 

EURO

You can’t even take care of yourself.

 

EVO

How would you know that?

 

EURO

Because I am with you 24-7. I look for the best interest for you.

 

EVO

What have you done besides ruin my life?! Having you with me I will never have

my privacy or see what’s out in the world. I wanna live a happy life. I want peace 

I want it now. Having you is just a pain.

 

EURO

After all we been through. I raised you myself since you were abandoned. This is

the respect I receive after 25 years.

 

EVO

Yes. What I want is a family of my own. Ever since I was young, I’m always on the go. I love how families are always together, having fun, joy, holding family I just love it. I finally realized I don’t have it so I need it now., my own lil’ Evo Jr. The Evo family. I want it. I want it I want it now…It’s making me go crazy not having it yet.

 

EURO

I am family. Don’t you see?

 

EVO

You’re not. I’ll tell you what you are, a no good lying, cheap scape, a spirit that’s a drag. You need to stop following me.  You’re a disgrace to Spirits. Those Evil

Spirits should haunt you to death. You’re an embarrassment to them.

 

EURO

Wait Evil spirit? How is that possible if I’m a spirit?

 

EVO

Everyone got spirits no matter what.. (aside) I hope he don’t call my bluff.

 

EURO

Fine.  You know what?  You better tell those evil spirits to be ready, ‘cause what’s going on now ain’t gonna change.  It’s my destiny to be by your side.  If you leave me, you’ll die and I’ll die; so that ain’t going to happen.

 

EVO

Give it a try. How can you just make assumptions? I’m pretty sure you have

dreams. Follow it you can be the greatest spirit of the all.

 

EURO

I am the Greatest Spirit

 

EVO

You think you are, if you’re so great why are you with me?

 

EURO

Because my dream is to be with you forever. I am your Guardian. I will always be

with you.

 

EVO

Well in that case, if you always gonna be with me, let me get 10 mins alone so I can re-think all this.

 

EURO

Fine, then we start heading out to the next journey.

 

(EVO runs off)

                        

                        (TWO HOURS LATER, Karma kicks in.)

                        (EVO dies from not surviving.)

                        (EURO dies from not being with EVO because the stress he got      losing EVO out his sight.)

 

(THE END)