In this climactic scene from the play "Tomorrow's Wish," the addictive personality of an otherwise kind mother-character emerges. For the last 8 years, Rose has been away from her 15 year-old daughter, Juniper. Juniper is a very loving, very trusting girl who has a special gift -- she seems to have the ability to grant wishes. But there's a catch -- the wishes (if that's what they are) are more like illusions. They do not last more than a day. During Juniper's childhood, Rose became dependent upon her child's gift. She then ran away, leaving Juniper to the care of her grandmother. In this monologue, Rose wants her daughter back. Juniper's cousins, Megan is there to help Juniper stand up for herself.
Oh, I remember how I could rationalize each day. One day for me, the next day something for little Juniper. We had some fun times. Didn't we, kiddo? More fun in an afternoon than others have in a lifetime. Anything we could imagine, we could have… But what does a little girl want? Simple things, really. But what did I want? Nothing at first. And then everything. You must already know, Megan… The feeling of disappointment when night comes, when the wish fades away and you are forced to wait until morning. That's when you get another chance to find a new way to be happy. How many wishes did you make, Megan? How many times did you use my daughter? There's nothing to be ashamed about. I know what it's like. Believe me. You don't have to feel bad. Juniper likes making people feel good. That's what you live for, right sweetie? It starts out happy, but it doesn't end that way. It ends with you miserable, almost losing your mind, and poor Juniper… People have been fighting over you. Your Grandma, a long time ago, convinced me that I was hurting you, that I should give you up, and somehow I believed her. That's why I left on your birthday, honey, that was my present to you. I left you. And now look at my life. I spend it waiting. Waiting, I guess, to be a better person, so I can come back into your life. And now I'm wondering if old Grandma simply wanted you all to herself. And now she's passing you off to your cousins, and my sister; so everyone gets a turn. I'm not going to let that happen to you. We'll go somewhere. Right now--- (Pulls on Juniper's arm.)