Shadow's Carnival Scenes 1-4
(The scene opens on Anise’s bedroom, everything painted white, including the bed, as light shines through the window. Anise wakes up as the first light comes in and looks at the door blankly.)
Anise: The maid is late again.
(Anise turns away as the door opens with Gabriella charging into the room, panicked, holding a white gown and a veil)
Gabriella: Forgive me, O Pure One! I beg for your mercy! I was up late cleaning the burial grounds of Pure One’s past and-!
(Anise holds up her hand to interrupt)
Anise: You are forgiven, Gabriella. The angels see that you are hard-working, and you would not break their laws without good reason. Though I warn that such truancies can and will prove punishable should they continue.
Gabriella: Oh thank you, Pure One. Praise be upon you. Here are your garments. You’re parents are to arrive in the dining room shortly.
Anise: Thank you Gabriella. May the Angels give you mercy.
(Gabriella bows and leaves the room hurriedly. Anise s