I'm stumped!

I have two movie clips, and for each I want certain text to be displayed in a certain area. This is the problem:

if (_root.rah.hitTest(_root.maze.walls.key)) {
	_root.text = "Blah blah blah.";
} else {
	_root.text = "";


This script on ONE of the two movie clips, which makes it possibal for only one movie clip to display text because of the “else” command, which makes it display no text if it’s not on that movie clip in particular. If the ‘else’ command is not there, then the text remains where it is. I was thinking of just making multiple text boxes on eachother, but I was wondering if there was an easier way to do this.