The Ying and the Yang (2013)
THE YING AND THE YANG
By Miguel R.
Written By: Miguel R.
Mentored By: Javier R.
Program: Each One Reach One
Dates: July 22nd-August 5th, 2013
Description: The search for a father
CHARACTERS: Small the White Diamond, Male 15 years old.
Curious the Rat, Male 16 years old.
SETTING: A big wall in front of a Palace. Off to the side by a small hole in the wall.
TIME: 10 minutes before the royal crowning ceremony @ sun down.
AT RISE: Diamond and Rat are sitting at the hole in the wall at the Palace.
We finally made it with 10 minutes to spare.
(Small rolls off Curious back)
Thanks for the ride bro. I couldn’t have made it without
(Sad) Um, I’m sorry to tell you this, but I have to go my
Yeah, I’m sorry brother, but I am looking for my father too
and sun down is getting closer and closer.
But how will you see without me? You need me just as much
as I need you.
I don’t need you. I can see perfectly.
You crashed into a tree last week that was four inches away
That doesn’t matter. I need to find my dad.
I need you. You are my legs just like I am your eyes. We
are incomplete without each other. Please don’t go. I don’t
want you to get hurt without me being there. I’ll feel
guilty for the rest of my life if anything happens to you.
Don’t be. I will be fine on my own.
But what about me?
I miss my father. I’ve never had that father figure. This
is my chance to fill this gap in my heart.
What about me?
(Slamming his little paws to the floor) I’m tired of this
favoritism. Everyone always chooses you over me just
because you think you are so perfect.
(Grinning) You think I’m perfect? Awww.
That’s not important right now. I need to find my dad.
I can’t believe you think I’m perfect? (Shaking his head)
I’m far from perfect. I am so imperfect. I have a hidden
crack that no one knows about.
(Shocked) Is that true?
Yes. I would not make it up.
But that never stops you from getting all that attention.
Everyone expects me to take care of you when something’s
wrong. It’s been like this for 5 years now. Do you know
what kind of pressure that is?
Probably a lot. I’m sorry. I had no idea that you felt
like this. But rat, we don’t have much time left. You
gotta help me brother.
No! I’m sorry but I can’t. I…I just can’t. I refuse to
miss this opportunity. I have been waiting my whole life.
This could be really be my last chance to actually see my
dad and try to spend time with him. I know he misses me. I
But what if you can’t find him? There are millions of rats
in that Palace.
Well, I could try! I didn’t come on this journey for
So you tricked me into thinking that you were going all the
way with me and now your crossing me? I thought we were
In case your haven’t noticed, you and I are very different.
But we’re still family.
No we aren’t. The only thing keeping us together is our
(Big clock ringing one-minute warning-bing bang bing bang)
Curious, brother, we are running out of time. You gotta
help me first. If you trust me, I will help you find your
father once as soon as I get put into my rightful place.
How do I know you are not tricking me huh?
Because I care so much about you. You may not know this,
but I’ve always looked up to you. Your will is so strong
and I envy that.
Do you really mean that?
Yes, of course. I love you Curious. You have really been
good to me these last five years.
(Tearing Up) Thanks brother. I love you to Smalls and I
trust you. I will help you. Will you forgive me?
It is I who needs your forgiveness. Well never mind this.
We must go now. We still got time.
Come on brother smalls the white diamond. We got a crown
to get to.