Temca Academy, Part 3

INT. ANIELLE’S ROOM. NIGHT.

 Anielle tries to sleep, but Circe has a squeaky snore that bothers her. Plus, she ca hear George and his friends playing loud music and chatting drunkenly. She hears a knock next door.

GEORGE (O.S.)

Who’s this?

RA (O.S.)

This is your residential advisor…

again! Quiet time began an hour ago!

GEORGE’S FRIEND (O.S.)

Oh, sorry, we’re being very rude.

Do you want some Phantom beer?

RA (O.S.)

Go to bed!

The door is slammed. They turn the music off. Anielle hopes to get some sleep.

CIRCE:

(sleeping)

Master, don’t hurt them!

Let me do it!

Anielle’s eyes widen fast. She looks at the clock and groans. She decides to get up and go back to the bathroom.

INT. GIRL’S BATHROOM. LATE NIGHT.

As Anielle washes her hands, the door opens and in walks JOSHUA (a very handsome man with dark hair that is slightly curled, blue eyes, and a trim body). Joshua wears a dusty uniform, and his walk does not seem completely balanced. He did not expect to see Anielle there and it throws him off a bit.

JOSHUA:

Oh, I’m sorry. I thought this

was empty. I’m supposed to

clean it.

ANIELLE:

You can come in. I’m almost

done.

Joshua staggers a little, and Anielle notices.

ANIELLE:

Have you been drinking?

JOSHUA:

Only a little.

ANIELLE:

I know it’s the first day

and everyone’s celebrating,

but if you gotta work, you

should wait to drink.

JOSHUA:

I wasn’t celebrating. I…

(beat)

Never mind.

ANIELLE:

Well, it’s none of my business

what kind of problems you have,

but you really shouldn’t be

drinking when you’re on the

clock. You could lose your

job and then it’d make life

that much worse for you.

JOSHUA:

It’s hard though. I can’t

stop dwelling on it, and

when I drink, it helps me

think about it less.

ANIELLE:

Well, you gotta figure out

another way to deal with your

problems. At least at work.

You’re uncoordinated, and you

work with dangerous potions.

You could get hurt.

JOSHUA:

What do you care anyways? I

live downstairs and I can

hear all about you. You don’t

seem to care about anything

but money and living comfortably.

You’ve probably never had a

real problem in your life!

ANIELLE:

Just because I have money

doesn’t mean I don’t have

problems.

JOSHUA:

Like what kind of problems do

you have? Really?

ANIELLE:

I’m not going to sit here and

listen to you berate me! I’m

sorry I felt an ounce of

sympathy for you, and now I’m

leaving!

She exits.

 

INT. DORM HALL. NIGHT.

Anielle leaves the bathroom in a huff. Joshua follows her. She does not go to her room but walks down the hall in anger.

JOSHUA:

You actually felt sorry for me?

ANIELLE:

Yes. I’m not a heartless monster.

JOSHUA:

Well, you act like you’re so

much better than us, and to

sympathize with someone, you

gotta get down to their level.

I don’t think you care. You’d

gladly trample on people’s

happiness to please yourself.

ANIELLE:

If that’s true, which it’s not,

then why do you care? Why is

it so important for you to

prove I’m a monster? You’re

not very nice.

JOSHUA:

I’m not very nice? You-

 

INT. KITCHEN HALL. LATE NIGHT.

EST-They are at the hall that’s right near a small kitchen, and the common room is not too far away. Right before the door leading to the stairs, there is a laundry vortex. Anielle and Joshua forget their argument when they see George stuck in the vortex, clearly stuck. Toci is trying to pull him out.

ANIELLE:

What the heck happened?

GEORGE:

I have no idea!

TOCI:

I thought I could get him

out without having to call

the rescue healers, but he

is stuck in there pretty

good.

ANIELLE:

Maybe the three of us could

try.

They all pull, but he does not budge.

GEORGE:

Okay, now I’m getting scared.

ANIELLE:

(to Joshua)

Does this just go to the laundry

room?

JOSHUA:

Yeah, why?

ANIELLE:

I’m thinking we gotta push him

in.

JOSHUA:

The laundry room is closed at

night.

TOCI:

Why?

JOSHUA:

If someone’s in the laundry

room in the middle of the

night, they ain’t doing laundry.

GEORGE:

Yeah!

ANIELLE:

Don’t you have the keys?

JOSHUA:

No, only the laundry crew has

them.

(beat)

But the window is usually open

a crack for ventilation. Maybe

we can pry it open.

TOCI:

And if we can’t, he can just

spend the night there. There’s

usually one person who forgot

their laundry down there, so

he can use that as a pillow.

ANIELLE:

Okay, let’s do it.

They push pretty hard. At first, he does not budge, but slowly he gets in more. Eventually, the vortex swallows him. Anielle, Toci, and Joshua run downstairs.

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