Cupids In Love

CHARACTERS:
Zaren –
Kate –
Francis –
Lianne –
Ashley –
Ms. Smith –
Jessica, Francis’ elder sister –
Patrick, Lianne’s elder brother –
Student # 1 –
Student # 2 –
Student # 3 –

Scene 1 : science class

FRANCIS
Hi Ashley!

ASHLEY
Hi.

FRANCIS
I-i- I’m Francis.

ASHLEY
I know, we’ve been classmates for years.

FRANCIS
Can you teach me how to – um- how to
[sees aquarium] feed a goldfish?

ASHLEY
Umm, no I’m busy. Catch ya later.

FRANCIS
That was so lame, man! Can’t you talk straight? You sounded so stupid!

ZAREN
You’re supposed to encourage me. Not do the opposite.

FRANCIS [sarcastically]
Fine! Go for it! I’m sure she’ll like you!
[compassionate] You know, stop fanasizing. You should start looking for someone you’re really compatible with. Someone who actually has a possibility to be your you-know-what.

ZAREN
Whatever.

————————————————————–
[audience focus on Kate and Lianne.]

LIANNE
Eww… what kind of experiment is this?

KATE
I told you already, it’s the insides of a certain animal…

LIANNE
Stop, i don’t think i wanna know.
Hey, have i told you about that cute guy i saw at the mall yesterday?

KATE
Girl, i told you a thousand times, i’m totally not interested in guys, malls, and whatever nonsense you’re into.

LIANNE
Nonsense? You call shopping nonsense? What’s sensible then, spending high school life doing experiments? Honestly girl, you’re just saying that coz your love life is not in a happy mode right now.

KATE
Correction, i dont have a love life neither do i plan on getting one. I personally consider that distraction.

LIANNE
I got it! I’ll find you a soulmate! A cute one! Surely that will change your mind!

KATE
Whatever.

Scene 2: english class

MS SMITH
So, in our story, Princess Clarisse can’t find a connection between her and Andrew. Therefore, i’ll be assigning you a project.

[class groans]

MS SMITH
I’ll be assigning partners and each partner has to show a girl and a boy can connect, relate to each other.

—————–

FRANCIS
Hey! This is great! Maybe you’ll finally find your dream girl.

ZAREN
Yea right. [shakes his head]

————–

KATE
Ugh. I totally hate these kinds of projects.

LIANNE
I think it’s nice! I hope i get paired with someone cute!

————–

MS SMITH
Okay, Lianne, you’ll have Francis and Kate, you’ll be with Zaren. I need your presentations by Friday. Class dismissed.

[eye contact between Kate and Zaren]

[Zaren will approach Kate.]

ZAREN
Hi.

KATE
Hi.

ZAREN
What do you think we should present?

KATE
I’ve been thinking…

[Zaren and Kate will continue talking.]

LIANNE
Hi.

FRANCIS
Hey there.

[Both are looking at Zaren and KATE.]

LIANNE
You know what, they look good together.

FRANCIS
I agree.

LIANNE
Well, i hope they like each other or something coz that friend of mine needs a major love life upliftment.

FRANCIS
Really? That’s perfect coz my buddy there needs someone to take his mind off Ashley. You know, someone he can have a crush on or whatever.

LIANNE
Hey, i’ve got an idea! How about let’s set them up? Then, two problems are solved!

FRANCIS
Yea, that’s great! So we’ll be like their cupids?

LIANNE
Exactly!

FRANCIS
I’ll call you then? To talk about the english project and that other thing.

LIANNE
Okay. It’s a deal.

[they shake hands. everyone exits.]

Scene 3: talking on the phone

FRANCIS
What’s our plan?

LIANNE
Well, i heard they’re meeting this afternoon for practice so we need to make sure they both look their best for each other.

FRANCIS
Okay. Here’s the tip, she better be wearing baby cologne, not perfume. Zar hates strong scents. And try to get her to wear pink or other feminine colors.

LIANNE
Fine. As for him, make sure he wears something decent. A polo if possible. The color must be light. Best if he’ll wear blue.

FRANCIS
Okay, got it.

LIANNE
I sure hope our matchmaking works.

FRANCIS
It better. Or else, my buddy will go on daydreamng about Ash everyday.

LIANNE
Hey, i just remembered, how about our own project? We’re partners too remember?

FRANCIS
Of course i remember. In fact, i already have an idea. How about lets meet at your house tomorrow afternoon?

LIANNE
Sure. Cya, bye.

FRANCIS
Bye.

LIANNE
Bye.

FRANCIS
Bye.

[both puts the phone down. Smiles.]

——————————-

JESSICA
Hey, who’s that? And why are you smiling? Is she “it”?

FRANCIS
What are you talking about? She’s just my project partner.

——————————

PATRICK
Hey! You’re on the phone for hours! Who’s that someone?

LIANNE
It’s just a few minutes. And he’s my classmate.

——————————

JESSICA
Who knows, you might end up together.

PATRICK
Maybe he’s your soulmate!

——————————-
FRANCIS – LIANNE [in unison]
No way! He/she isn’t even my type!

Scene 4:
[Kate and Zaren is getting ready. Adlibs.]

Scene 5: song practice

ZAREN
Hi.

KATE
Hello

ZAREN
I had an idea. How about i play the guitar and you sing. I mean, the topic is how two people can relate to each other and music touches everyone.

KATE
That’s a great idea!

ZAREN
Great! Do you know this song?

[strums intro of “All You Wanted”]

KATE
[humms along. Sings first stanza of the song.]

[after the song is played, 5-second eye contact]

KATE
[continue eye contact]
Hey, i didn’t know you’re so good at the guitar.

ZAREN
I didn’t know you had such great voice. It’s heavenly.

[both smiles, then looks away]

KATE
That’s it. See you tomorrow.

ZAREN
Yea, bye.

[exits]

Scene 5: on the phone

[enter Francis, Lianne, Jessica, Patrick]

[Francis is staring at the phone. Lianne is starin at her phone.]

JESSICA
You want to call her, don’t you?

FRANCIS
Lianne’s just a friend.

JESSICA
I didn’t mention any names. And yet, you thought of her right away.
You like her, don’t you?

[Francis smiles.]

JESSICA
Go call her.

[Jessica exits.]

————————–

PATRICK
You’re waiting for his call, right?

LIANNE
Me, waiting for a call? From who? I’m just sitting here.

PATRICK
You’re trying to convince me you’re staring at the telephone without a reason?

LIANNE
I- i. I mean–

PATRICK
Little sis, either you’re in love or you’re crazy. On the second thought, you’re naturally crazy, which means you’re in —-

LIANNE
No, im not!

PATRICK
If you say so. Don’t stare too much, it might melt. [Patrick exits.]

——————————

[Patrick calls. Lianne answers.]

|||| adlibs na lang dito.||||

LIANNE
Are you asking me to out to a movie?

FRANCIS
No, i’ll only ask a girl to the movies if i liked her.

LIANNE
Good, coz ill only agree to watch a movie with a guy if he’s someone special.

|||| adlibs ulit.||||

Scene 6: english class

MS SMITH
Okay class. Now, what could happened in the end of the story?

STUDENT # 1:
Princess Clarisse married someone else.

MS SMITH
Right, and why do you think it ended up like that?

STUDENT # 2:
Coz Andrew didn’t tell Clarisse right away that he loved her. When he got courage to say it, it was too late.

MS SMITH
Exactly. Can anyone predict what could have happened if he told her earlier?

STUDENT # 3:
They could have ended up together.

MS SMITH
Yes. But he didn’t. That’s why they didn’t end up together. Now, Clarisse is married to someone she doesn’t love and Andrew is still regretting not telling her.

KATE
Then, the point of the story is, “Say what you feel” right?

MS SMITH
Exactly.

LIANNE
In short, it’s all Andrew’s fault.

FRANCIS
You can’t blame him. He didn’t tell her coz he’s afraid to lose her.

KATE
Look what happened. He didn’t tell her and he lost her just the same.

ZAREN
If he told her, does that give them a certain happy ending?

KATE
No, but at least he tried to fight for what he felt.

MS SMITH
Well class, I hope you all learned a lot today. And don’t forget the moral of the novel, “Say what you feel.”

Scene :

ZAREN
You know what, I’ve been thinking of our english topic this morning and i thought you had a point.

KATE
What do you mean?

ZAREN
I mean i’m gonna make sure i don’t end up like Andrew. If I like someone, I’ll tell her.

KATE
Which means?

ZAREN
Kate, I mean, I… I like you. A lot. Really.

KATE
[smiles] That’s great! Coz i kind of… like you too…

[Lianne and Francis watches the whole thing. They give each other high fives.]

LIANNE
We’re great matchmakers!

FRANCIS
We’re professionals in this love thing, aren’t we?

LIANNE
We sure are! We’re like cupids!

[eye contact]

FRANCIS
Umm, so, do you wanna go watch a movie?

LIANNE
You’re asking me to watch a movie?

FRANCIS
Yes.

LIANNE
Sure, why not.

Note: This is the script I wrote for our English play during my sophomore year.

~ by yzahbel on June 11, 2007.

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