Girl of about five walks in, an older woman trailing her. They are holding hands.
Sophie (the young girl): Did you see the monkeys, Mommy? They were funny with their bananas!
She giggles as a bright smile graces her face.
Antonia (the mother): Yes, sweets, I saw the monkeys, and the lion, and the elephant.
Sophie: The elephants were my FAVORITE! Someday, I want to ride one on it's back.
Antonia: I promise, someday, I'll bring you someplace where you can ride any animal's back if you want.
A look of hope washes over Antonia's face.
Antonia: Yes, someday...I promise.
Sophie: How come I don't live in the same house you live in?
Antonia: Well, [she hugs her daughter] it's very complicated. But it's impossible right now.
Sophie: But Mrs. Jones told me nothing was impossible.
Sophie looks at her mother, confused.
Antonia: Yes, honey, that's true, but some things just won't work out right now.
Sophie: Oh, [her eyes fall to the floor in disappointment] okay
Antonia: Someday we'll live toge --
Antoher woman enters, ready to take Sophie back to her foster home.
Woman: Sophie, it's time to say goodbye.
Sophie: [reluctantly turning to bid her mother goodbye] Bye, Mommy.
Antonia: Bye, Sophie. I'll see you soon. 'Kay?
Sophie: Okay! And maybe next time, you can bring me to that place with all the animals again!
Antonia: The zoo? Sure, we'll go to the zoo again.
She waves to her mother. Antonia waves back as a wave of shame washes over her as her daughter walks away.