The Great Quest

A dramatic feature film based on the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha

2. Yasodhara and Siddhartha

Yasodhara naps. Siddhartha enters, plunks down in a chair. A yellow rose bud now adorns the vase. He picks it up, scrutinizes the rose. Yasodhara stirs.
YASODHARA
Did you enjoy the outing?
His eyes stay focused on the bud.
SIDDHARTHA
It... expanded my horizons. Tell me, when I left there was a fully bloomed red rose. Every few days, we get new budding roses and the full ones are gone.
Siddhartha looks at Yasodhara. Tears appear, slide down her cheek.
He puts the vase down, goes to her, wipes the tears.
SIDDHARTHA
Are the full ones dead?
YASODHARA
Your father told me not to --
Their eyes meet, she nods.
YASODHARA
Not yet, but soon.
SIDDHARTHA
Is there a way the rose won't die?
They embrace.
YASODHARA
I wish there was.