Girl: Dorothy, a recent University graduate working as a bilingual teacher in a kindergarten. Her greatest pleasure is eating her favourite ice cream while listening to cool English music…
Guy: Quentin, a Project Manager in an IT company. He’s so busy that he usually only gets to enjoy some relaxation on a Saturday afternoon, quietly drinking a cup of coffee…
Scene 3 The 1001st Day
The days drift quietly by.
This Saturday is the 1001st day after Dorothy and Quentin first met.
This afternoon, Dorothy went to the airy ueen where they first met. Welcoming Dorothy to the store, the manager recommended to her a new item. “Welcome. This is the ice cream cake that we are newly promoting this year, beautiful and fresh, multi-flavoured. What type would you like?” Amongst the assorted delights, Dorothy immediately spied that new style cake. “I’ll take that one.” Laughing, the manager said, “This one has been designed for lovers, you can share it with your other half.”
At 3 O’clock, the manager placed the ice cream cake in front of Dorothy. Not forgetting to crack a joke with her, he said, “Still waiting for that unpunctual monkey of yours? This cake will tell him how you feel!”
The sky gradually grew dark; the ice cream cake was gradually getting soft.
Dorothy did not dare to touch it, afraid that then it would just melt quicker. “Where are you now? On the road or in the office? Have you gone and forgotten our date?”
At ten in the evening, the shop was about to close and the ice cream was totally melted. A tear slid down from Dorothy’s eye, she sent Quentin a text: ice cream cake melted, my heart will also soon dissolve…
Early morning the next day, the manager found Quentin anxiously ③pacing up and down by the entrance to the store. Seeing the manager arrive for work, he urgently asked, “I want to order an ice cream cake, can you do it at once for me?” “Young people! Don’t worry! What kind do you want?” “ I only want that kind!” Not needing to look, Quentin pointed at exactly the same one that Dorothy had chosen the day before. The manager went as quickly as he could to make the cake for Quentin. At the end, he asked Quentin, “Do you want to write something on top?” Quentin thought for a moment and said, “Please write ‘My Princess, will you be my Queen?’”
Holding the fresh ice cream cake in his hands, Quentin sprinted in great strides to Dorothy’s house…
relaxation /,r1l2k`seiH9n/ n. 放松；缓和
tap /t2p/ v. 轻叩；轻拍
demeanour /di`m1n9/ n. 行为；举止
unconsciously /7n`k4nH9sli/ adv. 无意识地
squirm /skw8n/ v. 蠕动；扭曲
shamefaced /`Heimfeist/ adj. 害羞的；抱歉的
radiant /`reidj9nt/ adj. 绚丽的；容光焕发的
perseverance /,p8si`vi9r9ns/ n.毅力；坚持
stride /straid/ v.大步行走
① catch sight of 瞥见；看见
A: What happened to her? I heard her shriek.
B: She caught sight of a mouse in the house.
② switch sth. off 关掉；切断(电源等)
A: Don’t switch the TV off, Mum.
B: Darling, it’s time to bed.
③ pace up and down 来回踱步
A: Where’s my brother?
B: Look, he’s pacing up and down, waiting for the train.