Monologue: Rose from Herby Alice Counts Down to Yesterday

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Rose is in her early to mid-teens, aspiring reporter, and not so terribly popular - but trying to be. After sneaking in to look at the machine Herby's built, she talks to the Camera Guy.

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ROSE

Let’s get a few shots of this.
(beat)
Zoom in on the combustion chamber.
(beat)
This is where the chemical reaction takes place. I mean, I think that’s, uh, where stuff happens. But wait a minute...this is unexpected. That’s a change from the plans I saw. In...class. Not like - at his house or anything. We aren’t really friends. I mean we used to be when we were really little. But we don’t run in the same, uh, crowd anymore. Since last - uh, kindergarten...and Herby didn’t even start building interstellar rockets until first grade.
(beat)
Can you edit that out?
(beat)
Anyway...this isn’t built like a typical rocket. From what I can tell. I mean, this isn’t just built to go to the moon, like he claims. This is built for something else. I don’t even recognize this component. What is this supposed to do?
(She accidently bends or breaks off a piece. She tries to fix it. She can’t.)
Uh-oh. Turn off the camera. We have to get out of here.