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This is your first scene. Last edited by Kann, on 02/25/2009. 0 comments. More scene info.

INT. the stage is split in half. On the left side there is a waltz playing and people dance to the beats joyfully. On the right side there is a small group of people talking in pairs sipping drinks and enjoying the time away from the loud dance. The lights fall on the room holding the dance, the other half of the stage is hidden from view behind darkness. Cynthia, Clara, and Chloe stand along the right wall talking and for the most part looking for a dance. The dance ends, and another is soon to begin. — 7:30pm

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Cynthia

Clara, dance with the boy, he has been eyeing you all night. Go with him, lend out your hand and give him the chance for a wonderous dance.

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Clara

To think, that i would give such a boy a dance and a touch of my hand is barbaric. I have no such desire to dance with such of some peasent boy. Those girls who spin with such ease lose their corsets. It is all about the disipline one must have Cynthia, it is best you remember

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Chloe

(french accent) You girls, have no joy. no happiness. Dance for one night. Live for a short time, no fun helps you age.

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CHLOE leaves the group, only two of them remain standing against the wall.

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A boy approaches from across the room from a group just standing looking at the floor. They boys are younger in age and seem to be shy looking for a nice lady to approach.

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Boy 1 (CONT'D)

May I have this dance my lady.

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CLARA

you may have no such thing. To dance with a boy with no name, with no introduction. I would rather dance with swine.

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cynthia

Clara, my good friend here may not dance with you young sir, but I would love to endulge in such an event.

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Cynthia grabbed his hand and began to walk with the faceless boy toward the middle of the room where a foxtrot was playing. Her dress swirled under her torso around her ankles as she skipped and moved with the music

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Lyndess

my daughter, I would like to see you smile. Dance with some boy, make his night. Don't sully your reputation as a polite girl. Give one boy at least one boy. Stand out and respectfully accept their invitation.

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A Man pushes through the crowd and approaches Lyndess. This male figure is her husband and Clara's father.

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Leo

My lovely lady Lyndess. Would you enchant me with your hand for a dance. I would love for you to glide on this floor with me. To set the floor on fire and shuffle through the night.

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Lady Lyndess and Master Leo leave from the wall and their daughter now stands alone.

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A young man dances with a girl, he has been dancing all night. He notices Clara dancing alone and approaches her. he sees nothing more than her. He is stunned by the beauty of such a lonely stander by. He walks towards her

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Vincent

My dear lady. I would be enchanted to learn your name. The name of such beauty would enlighten my ears. I am the young lord Vincent. From the Floret family. My father is Lord Eli Floret. Would you join me in this waltz?

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Vincent extends his hand and bows toward Clara.

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Clara

My young sir I would love to accept such an invitation from a figure such as your self, but I must respectably recli- (stop and make eye contact with her dancing mother) I mean, I would be charmed to be given such a chance to dance with somebody of your stature and education.

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Clara extended her hand and followed him onto the floor. She stepped bacl and rose her arms into a waltzing position and began to float.

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Vincent

My dear, I have yet to fully understand your name. You have enlightened my eyes but have so sadly not enlightened my ears. Your voice is like a chime but the greatest song shall be your name.

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Clara

Lord Vincent, to dance with such an idiol as your self is an honor. My name is un important. I am no more than a girl with a face and some parents. I am no diffrent than any other girl awaiting for a dance. My voice may chime and my appearance may strike you, but this shall be no more than a dance. For me to tell you my name, well that may lead to further engagement.

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Vincent

You are a fistey one I can tell. Your oppinions amaze me. you seem to be one who can verbally spar with the best of debating men. which is not normally a quality you find in women these days. I like it. I am more than a little intrigued by your determination to not stay in my arms for more than one dance. How many young chaps have you turned down tonight and why was mine the only acception?

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Vincents arm on her waist grew tighter as he spoke about their first dance turning into a second

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Clara

I have turned down every young sir that has come to my side requestion a dance, or a trot, or a float, or anything else they may call it. I accepted your request because of my mother. She has politely asked me to accept a young sirs offer to dance to show the end of my childhood. After tonight I will be engaged to marry. I have been given no choice. The arrangement of this marriage was not my choice. I have no concept of the kind of man he will be nor the name of my suitor. All I know is that he is in this room, and so far I have found nobody suitable.

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The music stops, clara bows her head respectfully and steps away from vincent.

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vincent

wait,

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He follows behind her and grabs at her wrist as she reaches the door way leading into the grand hall

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INT. a backlight exposes a stage seperator and seperate part of the room. The grand hall has wood floors and many nice pieces of art work. There are groups of people talking and sipping on various flavours of wine and champagne. Vincent and Clara enter stage left. Nobody looks to them. It is but a low drawl or conversation fillinf the otherwise silent room — *pm

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clara

please release me, I have no intention of dancing with you again. It causes no pleasure nor interest.

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vincent

i have no intention of dancing with you either. your feet kept crushing mine in your barbaric angry movements. That was no such dance, it was but a sadly graceful stomp. I will be requesting a new dance later. But for now I would like to engange your comany in a brisk conversation. Please lady, you as unknown to me as the americas. I would love to be honored with your name.

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clara

your charm, sir vincent is becoming. your words are large but they hold little to be desired. I am only willing to strike such a conversation with somebody whom holds my interest. Why talk to somebody if every word is full of a nautious charm.

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vincent

please my lady, your name, is all i ask

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clara

my name is Lady Clara Elizabeth Eliwood. My mother is Lady Lyndess and my father is the good Lord Leopold. This is my home and tonight I shall be engaged. I have no intention of speaking with anybody I will not be marrying. Tonight shall be my last night. My intellegence will most likely be brought down by some figure of stupidity. I have figured my counter part is a young lord with no education. So excuse my voice when I use a quick tongue. I am more than extatic.

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vincent

you are the lady clara?

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clara

i am the lady clara, yes. my mother is lady lyndess and my father is lord leo of new wood. I am most pleasured to make your aquaintence my good sir, but please I must protest. I must proceed to my quarters. There I must be meeting my mother. My counter part is still unknown. It is the hour of my academic downfall.

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vincent

my good lady clara, how could such a blessing like marriage be the down fall of academia?. I know when my parents informed me of my sculpted future with a bride whom I only knew the name I was taken back by the knowledge that they cared enough to secure my future on the throne with a bride whom would suite their fancy and produce good heirs.

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vincent looks clara up and down. He imagines her in a wedding gown and glances at her hips. The lines of her dress hugged her body. He was entranced.

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Vincent (CONT'D)

I knew they would choose somebody who would glow with the radiant beauty of the sun. Eyes so blue they put the deepest of all the seas to shame. Skin as pale and inviting of the moon but as soft and smooth as the richest cream.

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Vincent looks up into Claras eyes and grabs her hand in his

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vincent (CONT'D)

hands untouched by work. My life I have always waited. Waited for my parents to give me somebody like yourself.

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clara

my good sir, once again I must decline your offer. I am to wed somebody I have never seen. to what I suspect to be a faceless boy, and i shall forever become his opinionless rpize. If you please unhand me good sir, let me go to my demise.

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vincent

It is not like that. My good lady it cannot be. Somethings you are considering must not be so. your personality should never be repressed. you my fair lady are a jewel shining in a most dark hour.

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clara

you sir are witty and full of charm. Such words you speak are no more that compliments to win such affection. My heart is empty, my soul is so replused but the fact that my mother the woman who was meant to love me set me up to give away my beliefs.

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vincent

marriage is not a submission of rights. It is a simple unity of two souls. It is a passage. to be so lucky to be with somebody as firey as you my lady; it would be my honor.

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clara

my good sir. I am to be wed to the young lord of aster. You lustful mare, you have no impression on me. I see your deception, you are nothing more than a shapeshifter. Speaking of freedoms and luxeries one as my self can never obtain. *demon = mare

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vincent

please lady clara hear my words. I would never condem you to such opression. your future will be free.

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clara

(with anger) you have no say in my future you are not my suitor.

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INT. Cynthia enters stage left from the dancing hall. The people idoly chit chatting turn to watch vincent and clara. Her voice raises as he still holds her wrist. As cynthia approaches vincent drops her hand

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cynthia

clara, clara. We have searched for you all over. I saw you dance and watched you dismiss yourself from the festivities. I wondered where you ran off to. (cynthia notices vincent and whispers to clara) oh clara, who is this?

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clara

a simpel boy who tried to get through my corset with his words of compassion and freedom. (turns to vincent) you sir vincent of where ever you hail from are a snake. Nothing more than split tongued and wicked, searching for a shrew to devour for your own selfish gain

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Clara begins to walk away from vincent and cynthia is stopped by her mother entering the scene.

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lyndess

my little clara

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clara

mother, i was just about to dress and meet you.

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lyndess

my clara; such a worrier, now if only you had such intentions to get back on time. I see you have met the young lord vincent floret of Aster.

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Lady Lyndess turns towards Vincent and curtsies to show her respect.

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clara

(with a bitter tone) you? (a look of discust) you sir vincent of aster are to be my counter part?

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vincent

(ignores clara's comment) My fair lady lyndess. It is a pleasure. Your daughter young clara is quite the fireball. her opinions and witty tongue are like none i have ever seen. I have been also over whlemeed but her dancing grace. (his voice holds sarcasim)

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lyndess

my daughter is quite unique. her beliefs are unmeasured by any i know, she is much like her father.

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Clara, gains a look of discontent as she stews over the conversation Vincent is having with her mother.

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vincent

it is my honor to wed such a woman. she has a firey spirit and a gorgeous complection, almost as beautiful as the woman who hast given her life.

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clara

charming snake

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lyndess

clara, watch your tongue.

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vincent

it is quite fine. She has already enchanted me with her sloppy waltz and poisoned tongue. To be wed to such a lady whose insults can match that of any young boy is such an honor. (he laughs)

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clara

your charm young lord is nothing more to than trickery useless banter. My hand in marriage is all you shall have, my heart. You shall have no pleasure in holding it.

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clara attempts to leave but is stopped by vincent grabbing her wrist once more.

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vincent

my soon to be bride. the heart of such a woman is not mine to obtain. Your heart is your own. truly yours to keep or give away, i have no such desire to take anything from you which you do not wish to give. I ask nothing more than your hand in marriage. It is all I could ask.

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cynthia

(swoons)oh clara, if only i were so lucky as to have somebody like that to hold my hand through life, it would be magical. plus I do here that the lord of Aster holds a great fortune.(turns to vincent) is that true, do you have alot of money good sir?

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clara

cynthia, money is not in my eye. He could be a rich man or a poor man to me it matters not. I want ntohing mroe than an honest man who will stand by what he says and rule accordingly. Somebody with a kind heart but a swift hand for justice. When a woman is in trouble with a man I wish to have somebody who would take care of that man and send her to freedom. With a the power to condem not the innocent but the truly guilty. (turns to vincent)tell me lord Vincent Floret of aster are you such a man. If I am to become Lady Clara Elizabeth Floret I wish to know what kind of man I am going to marry. Are you truly a man of worth?

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vincent

my lady clara.(gets down on one knee)to be attached to somebody as noble as your self and as rightous for self cause is an honor. I promise to give you my word that in our world wher eour powers reign there will be justice and nothing will change that. There will be equal trial for those who have commited a crime either towards the common or the crown. I will help your oppinon be heard and everybody shall listen. we shall rule with just cause. (vincents words are cut off by a halt of music in the other room and the tinkering of silverware against champagne glasses) I promise you

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Lyndess

young cynthia go into the other room and inform lord leo that the new couple will be emerging for their dance and marriage announcement. Let him announce them while I try to cure these flames.

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INT. Cynthia leaves stage left into the other set. The people who were once staring gather around the grand doorway that leads to the part of the stage where all the dancing was taking place. The lights on stage shine on both sides of the devider now. On the left people stand in rows leaving room for Clara and vincent to dance. Lord leo stands at the end by himself. Cynthia soeaks to him and then wuickly takes her place amoungst the crowd.

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lyndess

young clara and young vincent please put your differences aside and join hands in this unity. The dance shall being you together. (turns to clara) I must meet your father, please act your age and think of the honor you are now bringing onto your family (lyndess leaves)

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vincent

(extends his hand) my lady clara, would you so give me the honor of this dance. we will start it as aquaintences and end it as one.

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clara

(grasps his hand) if I must

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INT. clara and vincent enter the left side of the stange and the lights go off on the room they were just in. They walk into the center of the people and the music begins to play. Lord Leo announces them and the music plys. They dance and as they spin Lord Leo and lady lyndess join and soon the room is spinning in celebration. END

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