Turtle Dream Intermezzo
(Mama is there. LITTLE TURTLE has a slingshot. She is trying to shoot down a bird. She does and the bird falls into BABY BIRDY'S cradle.)
Shaqell O'Neill Roooooooar! Roar!
(BABY BIRDY cries in the cradle.
LITTLE TURTLE runs to the cradle and coaches BABY BIRDY.)
Rebound! Be my Dennis Rodman! And rebound Birdy!
(MAMA goes over to LITTLE TURTLE. )
She needs us to take care of her.
(MAMA hands LITTLE TURTLE an umbrella painted to look like a turtle shell.)
Hold it over her whenever the sky is falling.
Is this going to be enough?
(MAMA shrugs she starts to walk away. )
Wait! Wait! Where are you going?
(MAMA points one way. Then she is unsure and she points another. More shrugs, More pointing. )
We might need you!
(MAMA gives LITTLE TURTLE the turtle amulet.)
Play is ok. But play safe.
(MAMA walks away still an image in the dream but not readily apparent to LITTLE TURTLE til the very end. LITTLE TURTLE runs over the BABY BIRDY.)
Play is ok. She said play is ok. Ready? Ready?
(LITTLE TURTLE shoots slingshot again. She has given the umbrella to BABY BIRDY who tries to swing it like a bat or tennis racket. LITTLE TURTLE shoots down a bird or two. It appears as if BB wants to swing at them as they come down.)
Don't you worry! I'll get you one. I'll get ya a big one to hit! Are you ready!
(LT shoots a bird. It falls towards the cradle in slow motion.)
Get it Birdy! Get it!
(BABY BIRDY swings and misses. The dead bird hits her in the cradle. She starts crying. LITTLE TURTLE runs over to the cradle and picks up BABY BIRDY and tries to comfort her.)
Sorry! Sorry! I got to take better care of you. You look alright! That mean old bluebird didn't hurt my birdy!
(LITTLE TURTLE has quieted BABY BIRDY and is about to put her back into the cradle when another dead bird falls into the cradle before the baby goes back in. LITTLE TURTLE pulls the BABY BIRDY back. MAMA calls from a distance.)
(Then it happens! The sky is falling. Dead birds come down like hail stones. LITTLE TURTLE gets herself and BABY BIRDY under the umbrella. She starts screaming for MAMA who she finally can see again being plummeted by the sky. TURTLE wants to run to MAMA who motions for her to stay where she is.)
Stay safe! You must stay safe!
(MAMA is knocked unconscious. Blackout.)