Once Upon A Time Scene 8

Scene 8


The Greatest Romance – Part 1

Music from Day 3 – “First Shot” counter 0 to .41 The scene opens to the end of a girl (Isabel) being badly beaten. The people in black do a few final kicks, and they steal her belongings, and rush off the stage.
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Isabel is wounded and sad. She cries out for help. Lonely, and rejected, she gets up and tries to make her way along. A person walks by, taking no notice of her. A second person, a monk walks by, also ignoring her pleas. Isabel reaches her arms desperately out, and grabs the monk’s leg. The Monk kicks her away disgustingly.
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Then a third person walks by. He is very handsome (Prince of Light), and he comes over to her right away. He comforts her. He dries her tears, and gives her strength again. He helps her up. Isabel is conscious of her torn dress which is in rags. She steps back, ashamed. The Prince of Light asks for his attendant to bring a new dress for her to wear. A new dress is brought in which will be velcro that attaches to the waist (a full skirt, and a short fancy jacket to match.) Isabel twirls in delight. They dance a fast waltz. The Prince of Light twirls her to the side of the stage. He goes to his attendant, and gets a ring for Isabel. He puts a ring on Isabel’s finger, They rejoice together, and dance.
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The Prince of Light looks to the distance, and he beckons the girl to come with him on a journey. She hesitates. She then tells him that she is liking it right where they are. He explains to her, that where he wants to take her will be wondrous. She refuses to go with him. He then tells her that he will be back soon. He leaves her a flower, and leaves. His attendant stays to keep watch over Isabel. The Prince of Light says that he will be back for her soon. Isabel is very comfortable, and settles down, smelling her flower.
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Another man comes in, very well dressed (Prince of Darkness) He sees the girl, and approaches her. At first she is very shy, and tries to gently walk away from him. But he doesn’t want to give up. He keeps trying to seduce her. Isabel is curious, and eyes the Prince of Darkness when he is not looking. The Prince of Darkness pulls out a very large flower and offers it to Isabel. Isabel instantly gives the small rose she holds to the attendant, and takes the new bigger flower. Then the Prince of Darkness he pulls out a pocket full of shining jewelry. Isabel is intrigued by it, and she comes closer to him to have a better look. He is asking her to trade it all for the ring she has on her finger. She hesitates. But then, she decides that it is worth it. And the exchange is made.
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The Prince of Darkness and Isabel dance a seductive dance together. Isabel plays with her new jewelry, very happy with it. The Prince of Light walks in. He is hurt beyond words. The Prince of Darkness puts the ring in his breast pocket, making sure the Prince of Light sees that he has it. Isabel is slightly remorseful to the Prince of Light, but extremely excited about her new jewelry. The Prince of Light tries to get her to come back with him, but she can’t resist the jewelry. She decides to go with the Prince of Darkness. They leave, dancing. The broken hearted Prince of Light watches them leave.