Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tooth Fairy

INT. KITCHEN - AFTER DINNER

Sark and Sasha perch at the table savoring dessert.  I wash dishes at the sink.

SASHA
How much do you think I will get for my tooth?

SARK
I got four dollars for my first one.

ME
Do you think it will be the same tooth fairy for Sasha as it was for you?

SARK
I don’t know…

Sasha grins ear to ear dreaming of the candy she will buy with her Tooth Fairy money.

SASHA
I hope I get twenty dollars.

ME
Twenty dollars??  That seems like an awful lot of money for a tooth.

SARK
How clean is your tooth?  Is it in good shape?

SASHA
I think it’s pretty clean.

SARK
You should clean it.  You’ll get more that way.




INT. BATHROOM - LATER

Sark and Sasha struggle to hold the tooth and try to brush it with the electric toothbrush.

SASHA
This thing is going to be really clean.  I bet I’ll get more than four dollars.

SARK
I think you’ll have a different fairy than me.

SASHA
Yeah.  Mine will be a girl.  I bet yours is a boy.


INT. SASHA’S PINK OASIS, HER BEDROOM - LATER

I tuck Sasha into her pink bed.

SASHA
I’m going to sleep like this.

She pretends to sleep and holds her mouth open, bottom jaw jutting forward.

ME
Why are you going to sleep like that?

SASHA
So the Tooth Fairy can see that I lost a tooth.

ME
Well... that makes sense.

Sasha tucks the case with her tooth under her pillow.

ME (CONT’D)
Do you think maybe you should put the tooth out near the edge of your bed?

SASHA
Why would I do that?

ME
You know... so it’s easier for the Tooth Fairy to find.

SASHA
The Tooth Fairy is magical, Mommy.  She can shrink down and go under my pillow.

Sasha stops to ponder a thought.

SASHA (CONT’D)
I wonder if she’ll throw the tooth container on the floor like Sark’s Tooth Fairy.  That was so strange...

ME
I bet he was in a rush to get out before Sark saw him.

SASHA
That is so strange because if Sark woke up, why wouldn’t he just shrink himself down and hide under the bed?

ME
Maybe Sark woke up, so he shrank down, and then the tooth container was too heavy, so he had to drop it.

Sasha nods.

SASHA
Yeah… probably.