Lol is sitting on a balcony that is entwined with lights. Pad is below on the ground.
Pad is looking around.
Lol: What’re you doing?
Pad: Just looking.
Lol: You’re in our garden.
Pad: Garden? I thought it was a park.
Lol: So it’s big. It’s still ours.
Pad looks around on the floor.
Lol: What are you looking for?
Pad: Why do you want to know?
Lol: You’re in MY garden.
Pad: But you’re up there and I’m down here, so I can do what I want. Are you going to come down and stop me?
Lol: Down there? No….but I can help, maybe, if you tell me what it is you’re looking for.
Pad: If you could see it, you’d know.
Lol: It’d be easier if there wasn’t snow. You must be freezing.
Pad: You’re the one sitting outside. Why have you got your lights on?
Pad: It’s daylight.
Lol: I like having them on, they look pretty. Sometimes in the summer I sit out here with my cat til the night time, and the lights get brighter as the sky goes darker.
Pad: Well I can see them from over there. I saw your cat too. It’s a big one. It looks like a giant hamster.
Lol: Cute, isn’t she.
Pad: She’s fat.
Lol: That’s mean. She’s well fed. She finishes off my dinner every day. Her favourite is roast chicken.
Pad: You give your cat roast chicken?
Lol: Yeah, why not?
Lol: You want to come up here?
Pad: I’m busy.
Lol: Maybe you could look down from here? It’s a better view.
Pad considers this.
Pad: How do I get in?
Lol: There’s a door, but……what about the tree?
Pad: You want me to climb the tree?
Lol: Yes, great idea!
Pad: You climb the tree! You can go down one as well as up. Come and help me.
Lol: No, I don’t think so….
Pad: How about using the lights as a rope?
Lol: But they might break.
Pad: You can always get some more.
Lol: No way! I like these ones. I like the way they look.
Pad: So I guess I’m going to stay down here.
Lol: But, there’s seats here, you can sit with me.
Pad: I’m not climbing the tree, so it’s either the lights or the door…
Lol: Okay….. See if you can get in. I’ll wait here.
Pad exits. Lol waits.
(Prompt : I used Starting Point #2 for this play. I opened the door and saw the fairy lights in the attached photograph.)