Plays

The Toy Dragon

by Rayormy Bowstole

Cast of Characters:

NARRATOR
DRAGON TOY
ANDY
MOTHER
FATHER

 

The Narrator recites:
In a cottage not far from the ogres’ forest lived a boy named Andy. Andy was a halfling, and when he was really young his grandfather gave him a toy dragon. It was Andy’s favorite toy.

The Dragon Toy recites:
Eh! you try being passed down from kid to kid and look this good!”

The Narrator recites:
Andy loved his toy so much he went everywhere with it. One day he went out to play with his friends, and, of course, he took the dragon with him.

The Narrator recites:
His friends also loved the toy just as much, but wanted Andy to play without it for a while. Andy decided to put his toy under a tree where he could see it.

Andy recites:
You rest here while I go play, for a little bit; then I will come get you when I am done!

Andy kisses the toy dragon on it’s head and sets it in the shade.

The Narrator recites:
Andy and his friends played for hours, till it was almost dark. All the other boys were heading home, and Andy could hear his mother calling for him, as well.

Mother recites:
Andy, you get in here and wash up for dinner!

Andy recites:
Oh, it’s gettin’ late! I got to go home! I forgot to do some chores, and my mom is probably gonna be mad at me.

The Narrator recites:
Andy ran off home so much in a hurry he forgot his toy dragon under the tree.

The Dragon Toy recites:
It isn’t easy not being able to talk and move ya know, and it’s getting scary out here!

The Narrator recites:
Andy got home and ate his dinner. He finished his chores and got ready for bed. While getting into bed he realized he had forgotten his dragon!

Andy recites:
Oh no! I left my toy by the tree, Mom! What if something happens to him?

Mother recites:
We’ll get him in the morning, Son. He will be fine. But there are ogres out there now. If we go out, they’ll want some of their own dinner, and you know they don’t eat toys!

Mother pokes Andy in the belly.

Mother recites:
Now go to sleep honey! Don’t worry ’bout our dragon.

Andy recites:
Ok, Mom. I love you and Dad, and I’ll try not to worry about it. Good night!

The Narrator recites:
Andy went to sleep and began to dream about his toy dragon. He dreamt it was sad and crying.

The Toy Dragon recites:
Oh where is my boy? He forgot me! He doesn’t love me anymore.

The Toy Dragon sniffles.

The Toy Dragon recites:
I am going to fly away!

Andy sits up in bed and screams.

Andy shouts:
NOooOoo!

The Narrator recites:

Luckily that didn’t wake anyone up!

Andy quietly recites:
Ya! You’re right I better be more quiet!

Andy recites:
I’ll sneak out and go get my dragon! I am sneaky enough to get around my parents I think I can sneak around an ogre.

The Narrator recites:
So out his window he climbed. It was very dark out. Shadows and noises were everywhere, scaring poor little Andy. BOO!

Andy shouts:
AHHHH!

Andy pants.

Andy recites:
Don’t do that! You could give a poor kid a heart attack!

The Narrator cackles insanely.

The Narrator recites:
Andy was very determined to get his beloved toy back. He finally arrived at the tree where he and placed his dragon!

Andy recites:
Gone! He really did fly away!

Andy falls to the ground and starts crying.

Andy sadly recites:
Oh dragon, I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to leave you. Please come back!

Andy slowly stands up with his head hung down, and mopes home. Andy crawls back into bed and cries himself to sleep.

The Narrator recites:
In the morning his mother calls him down for breakfast.

Mother recites:
Andy, are you up? It’s time to eat breakfast, son!

Andy sadly gets up and makes his way down stairs to eat.

Mother recites:
What is wrong, my dear?

Andy sadly recites:
Oh my dragon, Mom, what if it isn’t there?

Andy recites:
What if he flew away ‘cuz he thought I didn’t want him anymore?

Mother recites:
Oh nonsense, Andy. A toy can’t fly.

Mother recites:
You can go get him when you’re done eating your food and getting dressed.

The Narrator recites:
Andy slowly ate his breakfast, then went upstairs to his room to get dressed for the day. When he opened his door there sitting on his bed was his toy dragon.

Andy happily recites:
Wow! You came home!

Andy snatches up his toy dragon, hugging it tight.

The Dragon Toy recites:
Gasp! Let loose, Child, I can’t breathe!

Andy happily recites:
I’m sorry, Dragon! I didn’t mean to leave you. I’m glad you flew back to me.

Andy recites:
I’m lucky I left my window open after I came home last night. I hoped you would return. I’ll never leave you ever again.

Mother recites:
Who are you talking to?

Andy runs out of his room and hugged his mom.

Andy recites:
Look, Mom, Dragon came back! He flew back to me through my window.

Mother recites:
Oh! He did, did he? Well, I’m glad he’s back. Now go play.

The Narrator recites:
Andy’s mother went back down stairs into the kitchen where Andy’s dad was reading the daily scroll.

Father recites:
What was that all about dear?

Mother recites:
Oh nothing dear. Thanks for going to get his dragon last night for him. I don’t think he will leave it again.

Mother hugs and kisses Father.

The Narrator recites:
Andy never did leave his toy alone again and always had a friend to talk to.

The Dragon Toy recites:
I just wish I could talk back. I would tell him to be quiet!