CINDERELLA: (nudges friend 1 and laughs silently too) I know.
(FRIEND 1 LEAVES)
STEPMOTHER: (glares at Cinderella) You’d better finish that, Cinderella. There are still many chores you must do.
CINDERELLA: Yes, Lady Tremaine.
(STEPMOTHER LEAVES, LUCIFER THE CAT ENTERS, MUD ON HIS FEET)
CINDERELLA: Oh Lucifer! Get away!
LUCIFER: (meows and glares at Cinderella)
CINDERELLA: (sighs) Fine. (continues scrubbing)
SETTING 1: PALACE
(KING AND QUEEN SITTING IN THEIR THRONE, PRINCE ERIC ARRIVES)
KING: Well, well, well. How’s your day, my son?
PRINCE ERIC: It’s okay, Father.
KING: (ilalagay ang kamay sa baba. Hindi ko alam English eE. XD) I’ve been thinking, son, that you still didn’t find the right woman for you….
QUEEN: So we’re organizing a ball, and all the maidens in this kingdom are invited. I hope that you can choose one from them.
PRINCE ERIC: (bows) As you wish, Father… And Mother.
(CUT: STEPMOTHER AND HER FRIENDS TALKING)
STEPMOTHER’S FRIEND 1: Oh! Didn’t you know? The King and Queen organized a ball for all the maidens in this kingdom!
STEPMOTHER’S FRIEND 2: Oh! Really?
STEPMOTHER’S FRIEND 1: Yes! They say it’s for the Prince. The king wanted his son to marry a talented woman that’s why His Royal Highness organized a glamorous ball!
STEPMOTHER 2: (to stepmother) Are you coming?
STEPMOTHER: (tilts her head) Of course! My darling daughters are very talented and are beautiful, young ladies. Of course, they’re coming to that ball!
STEPMOTHER 1: (sighs) Too bad I don’t have a daughter.
STEPMOTHER 2: Well, we hope that one of them will be chosen! Who knows, one of your daughters will be a princess! And you could be the most powerful woman in our kingdom!
STEPMOTHER: I know that it will happen. (smiles and tilts her head more)
(CUT: KITCHEN, CINDERELLA AND HER FRIENDS TALKING)
FRIEND 1: Hey, Cinderella! Did you know that the King sent an invitation that invites all of the maidens in our kingdom to a ball?!
CINDERELLA: What ball?