Temca Academy, Part 24

INT. JOSHUA’S ROOM. NIGHT.

Anielle arrives at this door and pounds on it. She listens and does not hear a sound. Toci and George watch as she uses her scepter to melt the hinges. She kicks the door open and sees Joshua passed out on the floor, surrounded by empty alcohol bottles. Toci gasps. Anielle checks his pulse.

ANIELLE:

There’s still a faint pulse.

George, call a rescue healer.

Toci, there’s not a lot of

time. You know which plants I

need.

 

INT. EMERGENCY HEALING ROOM. DAWN.

Just at the brink of dawn, Joshua wakes up to see himself in a healer’s bed. He looks to his right to see Anielle, who has sallow skin, heavy bags under her eyes, and a big smile. He is a little confused.

JOSHUA:

What happened?

HEALER:

You got a second chance! You

drank a lethal amount of alcohol.

Thank your lucky stars this

young lady brewed a toxin

banishment potion! If it weren’t

for her swift actions, we wouldn’t

have been able to save you.

JOSHUA:

Wow. Anielle, somehow thank you

doesn’t seem to be enough!

ANIELLE:

It’s not enough. I want you to

promise me you’ll never drink

that much again!

JOSHUA:

You have my word.

The healer smiles and leaves the room. George enters, and Toci flies onto Joshua’s bed to hug him. Joshua groans.

ANIELLE:

Careful, his stomach is really

sensitive!

GEORGE:

Dude, you scared us!

TOCI:

Next time you’re really upset…

JOSHUA:

I’m done using alcohol as an

escape.

ANIELLE:

Two things you should know.

Peter and I broke up. And

after rescuing you, I realized

what I wanted to do. I’m

switching my major to rescue

healing!

JOSHUA:

That’s really great!

TOCI:

The bad news is you have to

heal real fast ‘cause Babelsama

is sending henchmen to kill us.

JOSHUA:

Ah, so my life was saved only

to die more painfully!

GEORGE:

Look, we better get going. Toci

was already talking about seducing

the whole trauma ward!

TOCI:

What? It’s a form of healing!

George and Toci leave. Anielle smiles and waves to Joshua, who smiles and waves back.

 

BEGIN HENCHMEN MONTAGE:

INT. BOOKSTORE. AFTERNOON.

Toci and Anielle are buying things at the bookstore. Toci pulls out money from her bra and hands it to the cashier. Right as they are about to leave, a couple of henchmen burst into the shop. Other shoppers scream and run away. Toci and Anielle motion to a peace officer. The henchmen get scared and runaway.

EXT. MAGIC LACROSSE FIELD. AFTERNOON.

Joshua and George are playing magical lacrosse when a couple of henchmen appear. They start to fight, but a cat walks by the field. One of the henchmen is seriously allergic, so the henchmen run away.

INT. LOCKER ROOM. EVENING.

Anielle is talking with a couple of cheerleaders while George unsuccessfully flirts with a couple more. A few henchmen burst into the room. George and Anielle, along with all of the cheerleaders, yell and raise their scepters. The henchmen freak out and run away.

EXT. LETTER ROOM. MORNING.

Joshua and Toci are in a letter room, which is a huge roost for bats. A henchmen bursts in, thinking he has them cornered. Toci simply commands the bats to swarm the henchmen. The henchmen is forced to run away.

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM .NIGHT.

Toci is nursing a big, red slap mark on George’s cheek when a couple of henchmen come in. Before George and Toci can react, Circe and Agatha walk by and eye the henchmen flirtatiously. The henchmen put away their scepters and follow the girls.

EXT. PARKING LOT. EVENING.

Anielle and Joshua are talking while they unhitch their brooms. In the sky, a couple of henchmen appear before them. They make some threats, but as Joshua and Anielle draw their scepters, a barrage of students on broomsticks run into them. The henchmen can no longer be found. Anielle and Joshua shrug and return to their prior task.

END HENCHMEN MONTAGE.

 

INT. JOSHUA’S ROOM. MORNING.

Anielle enters the room expecting to see Joshua but instead sees George.

GEORGE:

You don’t look happy to see

me! I know I’m not as exciting

as your secret crush!

ANIELLE:

Shut up! We’re just friends!

Toci enters.

TOCI:

I’m not gonna rush you, but

you gotta do what feels right.

I have never found a guy that

I wanna see again in the morning.

I’ve never had an opportunity

like you have with Joshua. You

gotta act before it’s too late.

Joshua enters.

JOSHUA:

Why are you all in my room?

GEORGE:

We wanted to discuss where

Babelsama’s lair must be. I’d

say it’s gotta be close to

campus.

ANIELLE:

Wait a minute! I think I know

where it is! On the fly over

here, my dad and I saw this

old office building. My dad

said there was a man dancing

on the front porch. I was used

to him making fun of the poor,

so I didn’t think much of it.

But that must’ve been him!

JOSHUA:

You had this clue all along and

never said anything?

TOCI:

Look, it doesn’t matter right

now. Let’s go get him!

Everyone stands up.

ALL:

Yeah!

TOCI:

Wait, we have finals today!

ALL:

We’ll get him later!

They all disperse to study.

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Temca Academy, Part 23

INT. COMMON ROOM. EVENING.

Anielle is listening to the Temple of Isis music and reading the plant book Toci gave her. Joshua enters.

JOSHUA:

I have something for you.

I was really bored, and I had

some scrap metal, so here.

He hands her an ornate bracelet.

ANIELLE:

You made this?

JOSHUA:

I know it doesn’t look exactly

like Joseph DaVinci’s…

ANIELLE:

Yes it does! It’ one of the most

thoughtful gifts I’ve ever gotten!

Thank you!

JOSHUA:

You’re welcome.

He looks a little embarrassed. Anielle gives him a hug. He hugs back. They linger a little. They hear someone coming, and they quickly break apart. Peter enters. Joshua leaves but secretly stands in the doorway, watching.

PETER:

Ah, I thought you must be

around here somewhere. I knew

you weren’t in your room since

there was a red x on it.

ANIELLE:

Yeah, that’d be my roommate.

She does that a lot.

PETER:

There is something I wanted to

discuss with you. We’ve been

together for a while, so I feel

like I owe you this.

He brings out an engagement ring. Joshua looks horrified.

PETER:

Will you marry me?

Anielle is stunned. She sees Joshua, who runs out. She wants to go after him, but she knows she has to deal with Peter.

ANIELLE:

Oh Peter, how did we let it

get this far?

PETER:

What do you mean?

ANIELLE:

We fell out of love with each

other a long time ago. I’m a

changed woman now. I think you

should know I’m switching majors.

I don’t want to take over my

dad’s company.

PETER:

What? Why not?

ANIELLE:

It’s not what makes me happy.

Turns out helping people makes

me happy. I have to do what

feels right in my gut. And if

I married you, it’d feel like

I was marrying my brother. No,

brothers and sisters have a

strong relationship. It’d be

like marrying a second cousin

that I only see at family

reunions. I’m sure my dad will

give you the company. And if

you’re like him, the only

relationship that will last is

one where you both work together.

PETER:

Actually, I kind of like my

secretary, but I never acted

on it ‘cause I didn’t wanna be

that guy. Do you have someone else?

ANIELLE:

Kind of. I just think we both

deserve a chance at happiness,

and I don’t think we’re right

for each other.

PETER:

I was so sure this is what I

wanted, but you’re so right!

ANIELLE:

Friends?

PETER:

Always.

They hug each other amicably, and then Peter leaves.

 

EXT. DOG HOUSE. NIGHT.

Anielle comes out to meet with Toci, who is gardening.

TOCI:

How’d it go?

ANIELLE:

We agreed to stay friends. I

knew he’d take it well; it’s

my dad I’m worried about.

(beat)

Where’s Joshua?

TOCI:

He went to the store.

(beat)

You’re probably wondering why

I’m gardening at night.

ANIELLE:

Well, that looks like a skycadma,

which is harvested under a full

moon. It’s used to rid the body

of certain toxins.

TOCI:

You’ve been reading my plant

book! Can I tempt you to

switch to my major?

ANIELLE:

No.

From out of the shadows, Babelsama appears.

BABELSAMA:

Well, well, well! If

it isn’t Jeze and Bell!

They draw their scepters (Anielle’s new one is less ornate but looks more powerful).

BABELSAMA:

You’ve won the battle, but

you won’t win the war! I can

still act like a fear monger,

but not from the comfort of

my living room!

TOCI:

Can you stop acting like a

douche? We don’t wanna hurt you.

BABELSAMA:

Then just let me take over! I’ll

give you cushy jobs! How would

you like to be secretary of fiestas?

TOCI:

How dare you!

Babelsama hears someone in the distance and disappears. It turns out to be Circe.

CIRCE:

(to herself)

Come on, turn into a bat! I

know I can! I almost did it

once!

She enters the Dog House.

ANIELLE:

Talk about bats!

Thunder claps and lightning bolts.

 

INT. DOG HOUSE. NIGHT.

George is looking around the hall for them. He is relieved to see Toci and Anielle at the door.

GEORGE:

Where have you-?

ANIELLE:

Get out of the way!

George steps out of the way quickly. Anielle puts a spell on the door. A bunch of hooded men slam into the wall.

TOCI:

Yeah, Babelsama has henchmen.

GEORGE:

Oh good. I was hoping this wasn’t

going to be too easy. Listen, I’m

a little worried about Joshua. He’s

in his room, but he won’t answer my

messages or the door.

Anielle’s intuition tells her something is wrong. She runs to his room. George and Toci follow.

Temca Academy, Part 22

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. MORNING.

Anielle, Toci, and George lazily lounge in the room.

GEORGE:

Toci, your plants are creepy!

TOCI:

What? Why?

GEORGE:

I feel like one day they’ll all

grow out of control and just

devour everyone!

TOCI:

You’re crazy!

GEORGE:

Probably. I’m also tired out of

my mind! I’m glad it’s spring

break. I don’t even care if we’re

not doing anything fun!

ANIELLE:

I’m glad I have time to figure

out what I can change my major

to without taking many classes

over the summer. My classes can

be transferred to other majors.

Oh, and Peter is coming over.

George and Toci groan.

TOCI:

Why are you still dating him?

ANIELLE:

I’m breaking up with him. One

of the reasons I wanted to work

at my dad’s business was to spend

more time with Peter. Now we’ll

never see each other, so it’s just

not worth it.

GEORGE:

Does that mean you are finally

gonna get it on with Joshua?

ANIELLE:

No! What is it with you two and

sex? Romance is more than that!

TOCI:

You want a real relationship?

Wow, I haven’t had one of those

since Catholic school!

Joshua enters.

JOSHUA:

We gotta go to DC. Now!

The other three groan.

JOSHUA:

What? Like you’re so busy!

Louis said he’s taking his

daughter on a tour of the

Bureau of Magic!

ANIELLE:

Right, so the fear mongers

seize control of the government

and Babelsama takes over. Ugh,

why do they gotta make our jobs

so much harder?

TOCI:

It could be worse! At least we

don’t gotta fly in the rain!

Through the window, they see lightning and hear thunder.

GEORGE:

Right. Lightning is so much better!

 

INT. BUREAU OF MAGIC. MORNING.

BG-The Bureau of Magic is a very old building that witches and wizards can see but non-magical people cannot. Louis walks towards the building with Amber. The four catch up with him.

JOSHUA:

Wait, Louis. I gotta ask-was

finding out you have a daughter

like your worst fear?

LOUIS:

Yeah, kinda. I mean, no offense

Sweetie.

ANIELLE:

She’s not your daughter. She’s

not even human.

LOUIS:

What are you talking about?

George scratches Amber with his scepter.

AMBER:

Child abuser!

Toci pries Amber’s hand off the wound. Brown fur can be seen instead of a regular wound. Louis looks at her with horror.

TOCI:

You can go.

Louis bolts away. Amber glares at them and then runs off with this tour group filing into the Bureau of Magic.

ANIELLE:

Okay, I guess we’re going on the

tour!

GEORGE:

Ah, man! I’ve been on that tour;

it’s so boring!

JOSHUA:

We’re killing a demon child. Trust

me; it’ll be interesting.

 

INT. BUREAU OF MAGIC HALL. MORNING.

The Tour guide, who is overly campy, continues the tour in the main hall. The four keep waiting for an opportunity to get Amber.

TOUR GUIDE:

This is the main office hall. And

you are in for a treat. The

President’s door is open, so we can

all go in to say hi!

AMBER:

Me first!

She runs over and stands in the doorway.

AMBER:

Hello, Mister President!

She starts to pull something out of her pocket. Before she can do that, George pulls out his scepter and magically pushes her down. The tour group looks at him, appalled.

AMBER:

He keeps abusing me!

The tour group gets angry.

JOSHUA:

I’m a peace officer; I’ll

take care of it.

(to George)

You’re coming with me.

Joshua leads George out of the hall.

ANIELLE:

I’m training to be a rescue

healer. I’ll help her.

Amber objects, but the group insists that she go with Anielle. Anielle and Toci drag her into a nearby stairwell.

 

INT. BUREAU STAIRWELL. MORNING.

Anielle tries to strike her with her scepter, but Amber dodges it. Toci also tries to hex her, but Amber pulls out her scepter and deflects it. After battling each other for a minute, Amber manages to knock the scepter out of their hands. She stands by the door in triumph.

AMBER:

I win! Now, prepare to die, you

bi-!

Before she can finish her sentence, Joshua slams the door open. The door smashes Amber’s head into the wall.

JOSHUA:

We’re here to help!

George and Joshua walk in.

GEORGE:

Where is she?

Anielle and Toci point to the door. They open it, and Amber’s limp body falls to the floor.

JOSHUA:

I killed her? So, the last fear

monger is dead?

TOCI:

She could be knocked out.

Amber’s body changes into a fear monger.

ANIELLE:

Nope, she’s dead.

GEORGE:

Wow. I expected something dramatic

to happen now that it’s over.

ANIELLE:

It’s not over. Now we have to face

Babelsama. Anyways, let’s get out

of here before someone walks in!

A handsome body guard walks in.

ANIELLE:

Too late!

BODYGUARD:

Oh good, the rescue healer is

still here! The president has a

nosebleed that won’t stop!

TOCI:

Oh, I know a plant for that!

BODYGUARD:

(smiles at her)

Right this way, ma’am.

Toci leaves with the bodyguard.

GEORGE:

Plants and men; Toci is in Heaven!

Temca Academy, Part 21

EXT. CAFETERIA COURTYARD. EVENING.

The four sit at a table by themselves.

TOCI:

So, now we have to kill that

child? A little girl? That’s

horrible!

JOSHUA:

Well, they’re not as skilled

as adults, so it should be

easier to do, right?

GEORGE:

No way! Don’t you watch horror

movies?

ANIELLE:

Someone on campus must’ve adopted

a new kid, so we’ll keep an eye

out for that. In the mean time,

Valentine’s Day is coming up. I

think we should something for all

the single people on campus.

TOCI:

We could host a speed dating

party!

JOSHUA:

That’s a great idea! We can all

coordinate it. Oh wait, are you

and Peter doing something?

ANIELLE:

No. Peter thinks Valentine’s Day

is a marketing ploy. It makes me

sad sometimes. Last year, they

had this really pretty Joseph

DaVinci bracelet. He wouldn’t buy

it for Valentine’s Day and would

wait for my birthday. It sold out

a couple days before Valentine’s Day.

So, it’ll be fun to do something

festive that day, for once.

No one says anything. A moment later, AMBER (a little girl with pale skin, dark, curly hair, and cold eyes) comes by with LOUIS (a man who looks a lot like her).

AMBER:

(sings)

I found my dad, and I am glad!

I will help him clean each room,

and watch all of the terror loom!

She grins mischievously at them as she skips by. Louis looks really depressed.

LOUIS:

Oh, hi Joshua. I just found

out via a DNA spell that I

have a daughter.

(sighs)

See you at work.

Louis walks away very sadly.

JOSHUA:

Oh great! I gotta kill my boss’s

daughter!

 

INT. COMMON ROOM. EVENING.

The four have turned the common room into a speed dating lounge with about twenty tables and forty chairs. The four sit in the front of the room, where they have a registration table. Anielle puts up a photo of Peter.

JOSHUA:

Why would you put the Valentine

hater up?

ANIELLE:

I know he’d want people to know

that I’m a host and not a participant.

JOSHUA:

But he’s never there for you!

ANIELLE:

I gotta give it more time!

JOSHUA:

Why? You’re only going out with

him to make Daddy happy. That’s

also why you are a business major!

ANIELLE:

Well, you’re right about the major…

JOSHUA:

Ha! I win!

ANIELLE:

You don’t win!

George and Toci clear their throats. All of the participants are there and staring at them.

GEORGE:

Welcome to the party! I’m George,

and this is Joshua, Anielle, and Toci…

Most of the men enthusiastically say hi to Toci. Toci smiles at them but shrugs at the other three.

 

INT. COMMON ROOM. EVENING.

The last round of the speed dating is on. Amber enters, but the four stop her.

AMBER:

I want to clean this room!

GEORGE:

Not now. You’re a kid, go play!

Amber doesn’t move. Joshua takes out his scepter and magically shoves her out. Everyone stops to stare.

TOCI:

She’s fine! Okay, time’s up!

Everyone turn in your cards.

Everyone turns in their cards and files out. Anielle looks at Joshua with a curious expression.

JOSHUA:

What?

ANIELLE:

Professor Persephone thought I

should change majors too. Maybe

you’re right.

JOSHUA:

Glad I could help.

Anielle smiles graciously at him, and he smiles back.

TOCI:

Wow! A lot of guys wrote me

in! It’s nice to know you’re

wanted, huh?

Amber tries to walk in again.

GEORGE:

No, you’re still not wanted.

He magically shoves her out of the room again.

Temca Academy, Part 20

INT. DOG HOUSE. NIGHT.

Everyone in the dorm is having a good time until a tremendous earthquake shakes the building. Everyone runs out screaming, except for Toci, who meets up with Joshua.

TOCI:

Where are George and Anielle?

JOSHUA:

Men’s room!

They run into the bathroom.

 

INT. MEN’S ROOM. NIGHT.

George, Anielle, Toci, and Joshua try to keep their balance while Kristof watches the destruction in mad delight.

KRISTOF:

No scepters, and no one here

to protect you. Babelsama will

be so proud of me!

TOCI:

Prick!

The earthquake stops. The four brace themselves for Kristof’s hex. Without Kristof’s knowledge, the dog that was chasing the running woman enters. Joshua sees the dog and digs in his pocket.

JOSHUA:

You look so pale! Here,

eat this!

Joshua throws a chicken leg into Kristof’s shirt. Before Kristof can remove the chicken leg, the dog goes for it. The dog ends up biting Kristof pretty badly. Kristof dies. The dog is startled when Kristof’s body turns into a fear monger. George pats the dog.

GEORGE:

Good boy! I wish our dorms

let us keep large dogs!

TOCI:

Wow. Kristof was impaled on

his own sword.

ANIELLE:

The girl must’ve removed the

hex Kristof put on him that

made him mean. But, how did

he get in here?

JOSHUA:

Trying to hide from the

earthquake maybe? I dunno,

who cares!

ANIELLE:

Joshua, I wanna know something…

JOSHUA:

Nothing happened with me and Circe.

After I ran into you, I wasn’t

really in the mood. Circe still was.

She practically raped me, which I

didn’t think was possible…Anyways,

nothing happened.

ANIELLE:

Thank you for that, but what I

really wanted to know was why the

hell you had a chicken leg in

your pocket!

JOSHUA:

Oh! I…I don’t know!

Anielle shakes her head bemusedly, and everyone laughs.

 

INT. MAGICAL CONSUMER CLASS. MORNING.

Anielle attends her magical consumer research class. The professor, PERSEPHONE (a smart looking woman in her thirties) leads the class.

PERSEPHONE:

If you did a consumer research on

Temca Academy, what you’d find is

that the residents’ greatest need

is a way to combat fear. I bought

actual ad space in “The Black Cat’s

Yowl” to put a slogan that students

can tell themselves to alleviate

their anxiety a little. Before we

spout out random sayings, let’s

ask ourselves this: how do you combat

fear? Yes, you.

STUDENT 1:

I go party.

PERSEPHONE:

Well, that won’t work all the time

since you cannot party twenty-four

seven. And yes, alcohol does loosen

your inhibitions, but if you drink

too much, you could get alcohol

poisoning. Anyone else?

STUDENT 2:

I tell myself that God has a plan

for me and I should trust His

judgment.

PERSEPHONE:

That’s good, but not everyone is

religious. What else?

STUDENT 3:

I just tell my nerves to screw

themselves ‘cause I won’t be held

back!

STUDENT 4:

I eat a lot of junk food.

STUDENT 5:

I look at porn. Once I’m in that

zone, I forget everything else.

CHAD :

I ask myself, “Is this a rational

fear?” Also, I locate the fear’s

source.

PERSEPHONE:

All good. How about you, Anielle?

I heard about that earthquake in

your dorm. How did you get through it?

ANIELLE:

Umm…I dunno. I had more important

things to worry about.

PERSEPHONE:

Okay, all good. Think about this

and bring back slogan ideas.

Class dismissed.

Everyone leaves. Persephone stops Anielle.

PERSEPHONE:

Anielle, are you enjoying your

business classes?

ANIELLE:

They’re a bit tedious, but when

I take over my father’s broomstick

company, it’ll be different.

PERSEPHONE:

Not really. You get good grades,

but I can see that your heart is

not really in it. Have you

considered other careers?

ANIELLE:

If I changed careers, my dad will

stop paying for school.

PERSEPHONE:

There are other options for paying

for your education. Right now, you

got to decide between what’s safe

and familiar versus what will make

you happy. I recommend the latter.

You should know businesses take

risks all the time. Sometimes it

doesn’t work out, but most of the

time they end up okay. It’s important

to seize opportunities when they come

up, or you’ll regret it the rest of

your life.

ANIELLE:

I’ll think about it…

Anielle leaves, deep in thought.

Temca Academy, Part 19

INT. DOG HOUSE. NIGHT.

The party rages on with tons of people. The halls are crowded, and Anielle has trouble moving through the hall. She meets George in the hall.

ANIELLE:

Seen anything yet?

GEORGE:

Yeah, there was this fine Asian

girl and a brunette chick with huge-

ANIELLE:

Really? You think I was asking

about that?

GEORGE:

I heard someone scream once, but

it turned out to be Toci and

some dude.

ANIELLE:

What about Joshua?

GEORGE:

Uhh…

(beat)

Is the punch good? I think

I’m gonna get some punch. You

want some punch.

ANIELLE:

Is he drinking?

GEORGE:

Nah, there’s a girl…

ANIELLE:

So? I have a boyfriend. It’s

about time he got some action.

GEORGE:

Okay, well, turn around.

Anielle turns and sees Joshua flirting with Circe. She gets mad and throws a shoe at him.

JOSHUA:

What was that for?

ANIELLE:

Have you been drinking?

JOSHUA:

Just one glass.

Anielle becomes furious and goes into a nearby bathroom.

GEORGE:

Wait! That’s the men’s room!

He follows her in.

 

INT. MEN’S ROOM. NIGHT.

The bathroom is surprisingly empty. Anielle braces herself over the sink. She is avoiding crying and looks a little frightened. George enters.

ANIELLE:

I was making him better, and

now he’s going back to alcohol.

He’s supposed to be working, and

he’s flirting!

GEORGE:

Toci drank more and is having

sex. Stop all this denial! It

doesn’t matter if you wanna act

on the feelings or not, you have

a crush on Joshua! You wouldn’t

react like this if you didn’t!

Anielle thinks about it for a moment, ready to deny it, but she analyzes her feelings and realizes that he is right. She collapses onto the sink and cries. George awkwardly gives her a hug.

ANIELLE:

Why? Why does it have to be

him? Why don’t I feel like

this about Peter?

GEORGE:

I don’t know. Who knows why

anyone likes anyone! Like, why

do I like Asian chicks? I just

think they’re hot! But you

probably like him for deeper

reasons.

(beat)

Hmm…Whenever I was upset, my dad

used to tell me, “Stop being a

baby and do your job!” Now that

I think about it, it shouldn’t

have made me feel better. Prolly

why my parents divorced.

(beat)

I’m not very good at this. I wanna

make you feel better because you’re

my friend, but I have no idea what

to say.

Kristof mysteriously emerges from a bathroom stall.

KRISTOF:

Perhaps I can help. It is, after

all, my field.

ANIELLE:

You were the one that made Joshua

flirt with Circe!

KRISTOF:

(slyly)

Of course not! He must’ve

done that on his own.

GEORGE:

You made me lose that broom

football game!

KRISTOF:

I wish I could take credit for

that! I mean, I would never

dream of doing such a thing!

ANIELLE:

Wait a minute, what if the little

girl who dropped her doll is a

fear monger?

Kristof makes an odd face.

GEORGE:

Hey, you turned out to be

helpful after all!

KRISTOF:

Excellent! Now, if you’ll

excuse me…

He tries to leave, but George and Anielle draw out their sceptors. Kristof draws out his own scepter. A man walks in and is surprised to see the stand off.

BATHROOM MAN:

Never mind, I can hold it!

The man leaves quickly. Seizing the opportunity, Kristof uses his wand to disarm George and Anielle. Anielle’s scepter ends up breaking. George and Anielle get nervous.

ANIELLE:

You’re not gonna get away with

this! There’s a dorm full of

people!

KRISTOF:

For now. You know, sometimes our

greatest fears are brought on by

nature itself…

Temca Academy, Part 18

INT. TOCI’S ROOM. AFTERNOON.

Anielle is dong homework while Toci sits at her door with a stand selling nerve tonic. She brews some more as well.

TOCI:

This is great practice for

my apothecary!

ANIELLE:

Trust me, running a real business

is a lot more complicated. Look

how dry this Magical Accounting

book is!

TOCI:

(reads)

The purpose of this book is to

account for the transactions of

any given magical business…Ugh,

I’m already bored! Why are you

doing this?

ANIELLE:

I have to! My dad wants me to

to marry Peter and take over the

family business.

TOCI:

Doesn’t he care about your opinion?

ANIELLE:

More than his own?

Circe and Agatha come by and are surprised to see Toci’s stand.

CIRCE:

We better go to my room. We

wouldn’t wanna trespass!

ANIELLE:

You gave me an idea!

TOCI:

That’s a first!

ANIELLE:

True. Why don’t we switch rooms?

AGATHA:

You want to be my roommate?

ANIELLE:

God no! You go live with Circe

and I’ll stay here with Toci.

AGATHA:

Okay, if you don’t mind all of

the creepy plants!

ANIELLE:

I’ll take creepy plants over

a mentally challenged vampire!

CIRCE:

How did you know I’m a vampire?

ANIELLE:

You’re not a vampire.

CIRCE:

How do you know?

ANIELLE:

You eat garlic all the time!

CIRCE:

Then how come I feel…the

Darkness?

ANIELLE:

Go discuss it with your new

roommate.

Circe and Agatha hug excitedly and run off.

TOCI:

I’m so excited that we’re roommates!

ANIELLE:

It could be fun.

TOCI:

I’m easy to live with. If I have

a guy over, I’ll have an x on

the door. And you can do the

same when you bring a guy home.

ANIELLE:

Peter wouldn’t do it here.

TOCI:

So? Other guys will!

Anielle shakes her head but laughs.

 

EXT. CAFETERIA COURTYARD. AFTERNOON.

The four post a flyer for an eighties’ party at their dorm. Professor Medina walks by.

MEDINA:

Eighties’ party, huh? Boy,

that takes me back…

ANIELLE:

Got any of your old music?

MEDINA:

Sure. I’ll lend them to you

as long as it doesn’t interfere

with your homework.

ANIELLE:

Chad and I already finished.

TOCI:

Two months early? You?

ANIELLE:

Chad has the same passion for

books and learning as you do.

Kristof appears as if from nowhere.

KRISTOF:

Good afternoon, my friends!

Medina looks a bit nettled.

MEDINA:

You know what’s weird, Kristof?

Ever since I started therapy

with you, I’ve seen more and

more bugs wherever I go!

KRISTOF:

Good! I mean, it’s you share.

Come to my office and tell me more.

He smiles wickedly at the four as he leaves with Medina.

GEORGE:

I think that proves he’s one of

the fear mongers!

ANIELLE:

How horrible! People go to him to

get rid of their fears, and he

makes it appear more often than ever!

TOCI:

I should go to him and convince him

that I’m afraid of the Las Vegas

Chippendales!

JOSHUA:

It won’t be easy to kill him since

there are always people around him.

GEORGE:

It’s easy if they’re distracted. I

killed the other one while I was

eating lunch in DC with the broom

football team. They were distracted

by this hot girl jogging, so I made

the dude choke on his chicken bone.

A girl runs by. She is being chased by a snarling dog. She keeps closing her eyes.

RUNNING GIRL:

I see a beach…I see a beach…

It’s not working! Visual therapy

doesn’t work!

She and the dog run out of sight.

ANIELLE:

Hmm. We probably should’ve

helped her.

 

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.

The girls are getting ready for the eighties’ party. Toci is wearing more of a punk rock look while Anielle dons more a of Madonna look.

TOCI:

Do you think Kristof will

show up?

ANIELLE:

Well, it’s a student party,

but it wouldn’t surprise me

if he found an excuse to gate

crash. We should have a game

plane if he does show.

George (wearing a mullet and heavy metal clothes) and Joshua (donning more of a Beastie Boy look) enter.

GEORGE:

Boo! I was hoping to have the

night off.

JOSHUA:

I think for now we’ll just plan

on improvising. Like, George

wasn’t planning on his kill-he

just saw an opportunity.

ANIELLE:

So, we’ll just have to stay

alert just incase. This means

no drinking.

There is a simultaneous groan of disappointment from George, Joshua, and Toci.

JOHSUA:

You know what, maybe it won’t

be so hard to kill him after all…

Anielle smiles and shakes her head.