Free Scenes - Cassie and Romulus

From Rumors of Polar Bears (one-act)

Cassie, mid-teens, approaches Romulus, same age.  Romulus writes in a small, ratty notebook.  They are among a group of teens surviving in the aftermath of a major climate induced catastrophe, though Cassie comes from New San Francisco, where Romulus has arrived as part of a teen survivor group.

Dinner’s almost ready.

Not from a can?

Not from a can. What’s that?

Helps me remember things.

What kind of things?

Things I don’t want to forget.

(There’s an awkward silence.)

So...your sister and my sister...meow!

(She makes clawing gestures in the air.)

Sorry about that.

Not your fault.
(Another awkward silence. There’s a hint of attraction in the air.)
What’s it like?


Out there.
(Romulus shrugs.)
What’s that mean?

Sometimes stuff just is, you know?

Is good or is bad?

How come there’s no other guys?

Sometimes stuff just is.
There were, where we used to be. The twins, Matthew and Luke. Then there was John...and Peter. Peter was the funny one. He’d find these dead flowers on the ground, and he’d try to water them with spit and give them to me. One time, his mouth is so dry, there’s hardly any spit and what there is can’t get into the air - only he doesn’t know it. And so he smiles and gives me these dead dandelions and then he realizes he’s got this glob all over his chin, and he’s trying to get it with his tongue while he’s still smiling and bowing and holding out the flowers. I’m like, “Peter, I think the dandelions could use a few more drops.” And he says, “I think you’re right.” And he wipes them on his chin and put them in my hand.
He was the first to go. Andi says that’s so he could be at the gates for us. I don’t know what that means. I just know he’s gone.

He sounds pretty cool.

(Cassie nods.)

And then we left and found this place.

Why do they say you see things?

Because I do.


(Cassie shrugs.)

I’ve got some pictures before the - Andi calls it Tipping Day.

You’ve got pictures?

(Continuing her thought:)
Like it was happening a little all the time. Just a little. So little you don’t even notice. Until one day it just...tipped.

(She pantomimes a tipping motion with her hands.)

I want to see the pictures.

It’s almost like that here. Like it was before.


I can show you.

I’d like that.

(He reaches out and takes her hand.)
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