LILY enters STAGE RIGHT bundled and cold. She stomps her feet as if removing snow from her boots and speaks to the audience.
Hi-i-i. (smiles and shivers a little) Wow! I have never seen it snow like this before! (looking back over her shoulder STAGE RIGHT) Nobody’s moving out there, and a lot of them are leaving their cars on the side of the expressway! (turns back to audience) Umm, would you mind if I waited inside until the storm blows over? I promise I won’t get in the way. I tried the rest stop first but it’s packed, and I’m running low on gas.
LILY pauses a moment as if listening to the response.
Thank you . . . thank you. (unbundling a little) I really appreciate it. (pauses) Yeah I’m on my way home for Christmas. (chuckles) I realize I’m cutting it pretty close. I heard the storm was coming, but you know how mommas’ are. Calling to cancel on Christmas Eve wouldn’t exactly have gone over very well.
LILY pauses again.
On, no. I’m fine. Thank you so much. (optimistic and watching the snow STAGE RIGHT) I don’t think it’ll be much longer. As soon as it clears I think I can manage if I go slow.
LILY looks back towards the audience, unwrapping her scarf and pulling off her gloves.
My name’s Lily by the way. (Smiles) Merry Christmas.