A TOUCH OF DESTINY (ACT II SCENE 4-6)

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ACT II

SCENE 4

DEWUNMI’s apartment

AT RISE:   DEWUNMI opens the door in response to the bell.

LOVELYN

Good morning! I and Dad decided to make some neighborly pancakes this morning. Didn’t we dad?

(nudges her Dad)

DEWUNMI

(Surprised)

Wow! Dr BANJO is your dad, small world isn’t it?

TIMILEYIN

Hello WUNMI it is a pleasure seeing you at this side of town, It’s been a while.

DEWUNMI

Yes, it’s been approximately six years since you disappeared

TIMILEYIN  

I only relocated I didn’t disappear

DEWUNMI    

Ok!

Your daughter is just as lovely as you mentioned

LOVELYN

You two know each other?

(excited)

Dad spoke to you about me?

What else did he say apart from being lovely?

DEWUNMI

(Laughs)

Why don’t you come in so we can discuss

LOVELYN

Of course we would……

TIMILEYIN     

Have you forgotten we are running late on our visit to Grandmas’

 LOVELYN  

Relax Dad; Grandma is not going anywhere she would wait for us

(Lovelyn walks into the living room followed closely by her Dad)

DEWUNMI

Please make yourselves at home

LOVELYN

Thanks. So what has my dad been saying about me?

Pleasant things I hope?

DEWUNMI

Yes, only pleasant things

He mentioned the detail about you being his adorable little princess and how mischievous you could get sometimes but he loves you more than anything or anyone in the world.

LOVELYN

 (Turns to hug Timileyin)

Oh Daddy I love you too

DEWUNMI     

Thanks for the pancakes

LOVELYN   

You are welcome, although we tried several times before……………

TIMILEYIN  

(Whispers to LOVELYN)

 She doesn’t need to know that

DEWUNMI   

Oh! Really

LOVELYN

Yes

There is nothing to be ashamed of dad, the important thing is that it came out just fine eventually

TIMILEYIN

We have to go now

See you around, and once again welcome to our neighborhood

LOVELYN   

Don’t worry I would come visiting again soon

DEWUNMI   

 Alright dear, have fun at grandmas

LOVELYN   

I will

(TIMILEYIN and LOVELYN exit the apartment)

(DEWUNMI rushes to dial BIMPE)

DEWUNMI    

Hello

BIMPE

(Speaks offstage)

Hi WUNMI

How is your weekend going?

DEWUNMI      

Fine thank you, You won’t believe who I just saw

BIMPE      

Who?

DEWUNMI    

Dr BANJO!

I even met his daughter, she is such a pleasant girl

BIMPE

Really!

DEWUNMI       

Yes! infact they are my neighbors

BIMPE        

That’s great! At least now I am sure you have good company around. I was initially worried that you would die of boredom.

DEWUNMI 

(Laughs)

You are not serious

BIMPE       

So………………what about what we discussed last week

DEWUNMI     

We actually discussed a lot of things last week

You have to be specific

BIMPE      

Yeah right!

Don’t play forgetful with me because you want to avoid this discussion

DEWUNMI

I am serious I have no idea of what you are actually referring to

BIMPE      

Ok! Let me remind you

The blind date I set you up for tomorrow

DEWUNMI     

Are we still going to discuss this matter?

I already told you I am not interested

BIMPE       

Loosen up DEWUNMI, It’s just a date

DEWUNMI

I never asked for this

I am pretty happy about my life presently I don’t want anyone complicating it

BIMPE      

Just give this a chance please

It would be nice to have someone else love and care for you

DEWUNMI    

Alright

I have to go now, talk to you later

BIMPE      

Ok bye

                                         LIGTHS FADE

                                        (END OF SCENE)

ACT II

SCENE 5

SETTING:   DEWUNMI’s apartment (the next morning)

AT RISE:   DEWUNMI opens the door to Timi in response to the bell

DEWUNMI

Hello good morning

TIMILEYIN     

Hi good morning, Please I need a really big favor

DEWUNMI     

Ok, I am listening

TIMILEYIN    

Please can LOVELYN stay over at your place this night?

I am working tonight and she insists on staying at yours’ this time instead of grandmas’

DEWUNMI      

Oh! Sure it would be a pleasure

TIMILEYIN       

Great! thanks

She would be with you later in the day, I would like to warn you though, she is a chatterbox.

DEWUNMI     

(Laughs)

 I am sure I would cope just fine

 TIMILEYIN       

Alright! Thanks again

DEWUNMI

You are welcome

(TIMILEYIN Exits DEWUNMI’S apartment. She continues with her routine house cleaning)

 (Doorbell rings again and DEWUNMI opens to Lovelyn)

   LOVELYN

Hello

My dad said he informed you about spending the night

DEWUNMI       

Yes he did

Although he said you would be here later in the day

Come in

(Phone rings)

DEWUNMI    

Just a minute make yourself comfortable

 BIMPE       

(Speaks off stage)

Hello

Hope you have a lovely dress ready for your blind date this evening

(Sounds excited)

DEWUNMI      

About the date……

BIMPE       

What about the date?

DEWUNMI   

I would not be able to make it this evening

Please could you help me reschedule

BIMPE        

(A bit upset)

 Why WUNMI?

 I feel it is quite rude to cancel your date at this time

 DEWUNMI      

Sorry, it is not what you think

Dr BANJO begged me to watch his daughter because he would be working all night, I honestly forgot about the date when I agreed.

BIMPE     

Perfect excuse!

DEWUNMI

You have to believe me BIMMS

Please reschedule and send my apologies

BIMPE   

Ok!  Have it your way this time but next time there would be no excuse

DEWUNMI   

Thanks, you are the best friend ever

BIMPE

There is no need to patronize me

Have a lovely day

DEWUNMI     

Have a lovely day yourself

(Phone conversation ends)

LOVELYN   

I overheard your conversation

DEWUNMI     

(Laughs)

 Apparently! Considering you were within close range

LOVELYN

 I am sorry you had to cancel your date because of me

DEWUNMI     

No it is not your fault

Please don’t feel guilty

LOVELYN   

Ok

So do you go on a lot of dates?

DEWUNMI      

(Laughs)

No

Infact, I hardly ever go on dates, my friend is actually responsible for setting up this date

LOVELYN     

You know, you are very similar to my dad

He hardly goes on dates too, infact, he is a workaholic

DEWUNMI   

I hear he is very good at his work

LOVELYN  

Well I guess so

How did you and my dad become friends?

He told me you are an old friend

DEWUNMI

Oh he did?

LOVELYN  

Yes he did

Please tell me how you met

DEWUNMI   

Well, a friend introduced me to your dad

LOVELYN  

Did your friend set you up on a date with him?

(Smiles)

DEWUNMI

No dear

LOVELYN  

So why was he introduced to you?

DEWUNMI  

I would tell you some other time, I promise

LOVELYN  

Please tell me now

DEWUNMI    

Trust me I would tell you some other time

I am hungry; would you like to eat out?

LOVELYN

Yes I am hungry too

Where are we going?

DEWUNMI    

Just relax you would find out soon

                                       LIGTHS FADE

                                     (END OF SCENE)

ACT II

SCENE 6

Setting:    DEWUNMI’s apartment

AT RISE:    LOVELYN walks into DEWUNMI’s living room from the bedroom

DEWUNMI   

Good morning! Sleep well?

LOVELYN       

Good morning

(She replies with a yawn)

Yes I did

DEWUNMI      

Would you like some cereal for breakfast?

LOVELYN     

No

I would wait for dad before having breakfast

(Doorbell rings)

DEWUNMI     

I think he is back

(Dewunmi opens to Timileyin)

TIMILEYIN        

Hello

DEWUNMI       

Hi

Hope you had a stress free night

TIMILEYIN        

Well I won’t exactly call it a stress-free night

(LOVELYN rushes to hug her dad)

LOVELYN      

Good morning Dad, You look exhausted!

TIMILEYIN        

Someone is up quite early today!

LOVELYN                                 

I had a very lovely day yesterday

We ate at a really cool restaurant and watched some movies when we got back, I had so much fun

DEWUNMI      

(Smiles)

 I am glad you had fun

LOVELYN       

You know dad, you owe her

She actually cancelled her date yesterday so she could stay with me

TIMILEYIN  

Oh! Really

I am sorry about that

DEWUNMI      

(Laughs)

Please don’t apologize because I loved every single moment spent with your adorable daughter

TIMILEYIN   

Thanks again Wunmi

I sincerely appreciate you looking after her

DEWUNMI     

You are welcome

TIMILEYIN     

Alright

Enjoy the rest of your day

(TIMILEYIN and LOVELYN exit DEWUNMI’s apartment)

 LIGTHS FADE

                                            

(END OF SCENE)

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