A Mary Worth Monologue
by Karen Moy
SETTING: A hospital room. Scott Hewlett lies dying of gunshot wounds, his head wrapped in a tourniquet, his arm in a sling. A Band-Aid brand bandage adheres quietly to his neck. State-of-the-art stereo equipment circles silently around the room. Jeff Corey, M.D., sits at Scott's bedside.
JEFF: Adrian told me you proposed! If your father were alive, he would give you both his blessing! You have mine. I'm glad you came into my daughter's life... please stay. You've made Adrian very happy. She loves you, and she deserves a partner like you... moral, kind, smart... Someone who appreciates her for who she is. You have so much to live for, Scott... You and Adrian have a beautiful future ahead of you! I'm so glad you came into my daughter's life! You brought her back to herself! She couldn't have picked a better partner. (He quietly fondles Scott's pinkie.) PLEASE... STAY.