The Journey of Kuryu
-by Me (this wasn't on the paper)
Cast of Characters
Kuryu Takahashi A lonely subtle female samurai warrior
Yumi A blue talking poison dart frog
Masquerade An evil guy plotting to take over the world
Outside on a black dirt path way
(Curtains part and Kuryu walks in stage left wearing a black kimono and holding a sword)
KURYU (Looking up at the cloudless sky, Kuryu is holding her sword in the sheath attached to the right side of her black kimono and a brown burlap sac with a strap hanging over her left shoulder. She thinks to herself) Hmm… What shall I do today? (Scratches her head) It’s so dull nowadays and there is nothing to do. After my last mission of saving a princess from the witch that her father had sent to kill her; I have been bored. (Holds her hand over her stomach) Plus I have become quite hungry in the process. (She sighs and keep walking on)
YUMI (A shouting voice coming from the ground) Oww! Oow! Watch where you are walking there buddy! (The frog is squirming around on the ground)
KURYU (Looks down and sees a blue frog) Oh I’m sorry, excuse me. (She steps over it and keeps walking. Then she pauses, scratches her head, and slowly turns around) Uh…? (She stutters then looks back down at the frog)
YUMI (The frog hops up on its feet again) What are you looking at… you haven’t seen a blue frog before?
(Kuryu looks puzzled then bends down to get a closer look at the frog)
KURYU Yea, I mean no, I mean I have seen a blue frog before but that is not why I am looking at you strangely.
YUMI (The frog stares at Kuryu confused) Then what are you puzzled about?
KURYU (Opens her eyes wide then starts to think) Hmmm... Gee… I wonder? Maybe it’s the fact that um… you talk! (She shouts in the frogs face)
YUMI (Hops backward a bit) Talk? All frogs talk, every thing talks; it’s just that humans tend to ignore us most of the time. Or talk in that cutesy voice that I absolutely hate. (Talks in a baby cutesy voice) “Oh my goodness! Aren’t you just the cutest thing, so shinny and pretty I bet you get a long with your other little frog friends?” (Dances mockingly, then goes to a mad face) I absolutely hate it when humans do stupid stuff!
KURYU (She stands up) Yea I see what you mean. Any ways where were you headed before I stepped on you?
YUMI (Says in a calmly voice) Actually I was just hopping around. See I actually don’t get along with the others in my local pond I stand in the background, I prefer it there.
KURYU (Watches down at the frog, still a bit overwhelmed that it talks ) So do you have any place to go?
YUMI (Looks down shyly) No, I got mad and left for good, but now I’m not sure I should have made that choice?
KURYU (Leans down and extends her hand out palm up) Well my name is Kuryu Takahashi, would you like to come with me?
YUMI (Looks up and hops back from her hand) My name is Yumi, and I guess it wouldn’t hurt to, but you should know something.
KURYU (Still holding her hand out) What?
YUMI I’m a poisonous frog so you I cant touch your skin or I’ll burn you.
KURYU (Pulls back her hand) Oh.
(Kuryu opens her sack and pulls out a glove then slips it on her hand and puts her hand back to the ground. Yumi then climbs on to her hand and the hand raises to her shoulder which Yumi climbs onto)
YUMI (Looks around amazed) Wow what a great site up here!
KURYU (Nods her head) Yes, yes it is. Shall we be off now?
YUMI (Smiles) Yes we shall.
(They both take off further on the path.)