Saturday, August 17, 2013
Patsy Walker – Should be Sleeping – Brian Manton
Patsy, four years old, asleep in bed. A stuffed Tigger keeps her company.
Mostly cropped from frame, we can make out the top of her Defenders bed sheets (Namor, Hulk, Dr Strange).
Same shot. The Tooth Fairy flies into frame - a sparkling trail of light marks her path.
The Tooth Fairy stands by the pillow, lifting it up and reaching under.
Patsy, eyes still closed, smiles a big grin - revealing a missing front tooth.
Patsy has lifted her head and looks right at the Fairy, who is holding the tooth from under the pillow. The Fairy is startled.
Patsy is sitting up in the bed, knees tucked into her chest.
The Fairy looks confused.
Tooth Fairy: You can see me?
Patsy: I can see all you guys.
Patsy is counting on her fingers all the mythical creatures she has seen (two fingers in this frame as she is cut off)
The Fairy has flown a little closer and looks interested.
Tooth Fairy: Us guys?
Patsy: Yeah... the Easter Bunny, Santa--
The Tooth Fairy takes up the same pose as Patsy (arms around knees, tucked into chest), perched on Patsy's knee.
Patsy furrows her brow, giving a serious appraisal of Mr. Claus's character.
Tooth Fairy: You've met Mr. Claus? What's he like?
Wider shot. We can see the slightly cracked open door with some light shining through from the hallway.
Patsy lies back down in the bed and pulls the covers tight around herself.
The Fairy waves goodnight.
Patsy's Mother (from outside the room): Patsy? Did you call me?
Patsy (whispers): I gotsta sleep now. See you next tooth!