The Joy Luck Club: Reunion

The Joy Luck Club: Reunion

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  • Ready?
  • Here she is. Mama, I brought the girls. I know it took longer than I promised but here they are. I’m sorry I forgot flowers but I thought bringing all the daughters together here was a much better gift.
  • You’re right. This is the best gift.
  • June come here.
  • CHAD (turning towards the three sisters. They all nod and Chad starts the car. He backs out of the driveway and begins the journey. The drive only took five minutes. Looking out the car window the passengers would see a yellow-brown field of dead grass and rows upon rows and raised stones with the names of everyone buried. A young man can be seen hunched over a tombstone, flowers on the ground beside him. Chad parked the car and they all proceeded to their Mother’s grave.)
  • And this was left with me.
  • Mama, we’re here. We finally made it back to you.
  • This is what we want so please don’t refuse. These are just things. Mama gave us you which we feel is the closest to her we can get.
  • (A gray tombstone with the name Suyuan Woo was in front of them. Melted candle wax ran down the sides and bouquets of dying flowers crowded around the front, a sign that even in death Suyuan wasn’t completely alone. She kneels down to the ground and places a hand on the cold stone. She smiles as if remembering all the times with her mother then closes her eyes. She mumbles something so that only she could hear it and then stands up)
  • CHAD (he steps up to stand next to June and quietly take her hand. They take a step away from Suyuan’s grave as tears start to spill frome June’s eyes. The twins step forward together. They kneel down and are at a loss for words at first. An idea pops into Chwun Yu’s head and she turns to June.)
  • Thank you. I really mean it.
  • (June moves to them and kneels in between them) CHWUN HWA (sniffling) CHWUN YU (taking a necklace from around her neck and turning to June) CHWUN HWA (taking the bracelet off her wrist) CHWUN YU (taking Chwun Hwa’s bracelet and her necklace and placing them in June’s hands)
  • We missed you while you were away and we’re sorry we came too late.
  • This was left with me when Mom left us.
  • CHWUN YU (taking Chwun Hwa’s bracelet and her necklace and placing them in June’s hands) JUNE (pulling them into a hug)
  • I couldn’t those are yours from Mama. It’s all you have of her.
  • We want you to wear these for your wedding.
  • The girls stayed in that position for what felt like forever. Chad stood in the background looking fondly at the girls. An overall atmosphere of joy mixed with some underlying sadness from visiting their dead mother.
  • We also think Mama would want this.
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