Temca Academy, Part 20

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!

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Temca Academy, Part 19

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 18

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:
How did the dog 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 17

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 16

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 in case. 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.

Temca Academy, Part 14

INT. CAFETERIA. NOON.

Anielle joins Toci, George, and Joshua at a table. She notices an advertisement on the table. She picks it up and reads it.

ANIELLE:
(reads)
Methods of Coping with Fear and
Anxiety. Guest lecturer, Doctor
Ashanti Zink, tells us how to
conquer our fears. Don’t lose
hope! This Wednesday at seven p.m.
(stops reading)
They’re worried more people will
drop out.

TOCI:
We should go. The other two fear
mongers might be there.

ANIELLE:
Yeah, to see if these tips will
be helpful. Textbook answers usually
don’t seem to help. What we need
is counter their fears with good
times. Remember how agonized Ebony
was with everyone having so much fun?

GEORGE:
(bitterly)
She should’ve followed you back to the
game.

TOCI:
Let it go! It could’ve happened
to anyone!

JOSHUA:
No, it wouldn’t You were the only
one who was scared. Well, there
was that one weird girl who thought
a volcano was exploding.

ANIELLE:
I don’t get it. You’ve faced all
kinds monsters, but you break down
when it starts raining cotton balls…?

GEORGE:
Hey! They have a really weird
texture and it makes that horrible
crunchy sound! I can’t stand it!

No one knows what to say. After a moment, Joshua bursts out laughing.

TOCI:
Be nice! Any one of us could
be attacked by our biggest fears!

JOSHUA:
Yes, and anyone could trip over
a little girl’s doll trying to
run away from the evil cotton balls!

Anielle starts to laugh too. Even Toci stifles her laughs.

GEORGE:
Well, what are you afraid of?

JOSHUA:
(sarcastically)
Fuzzy little kittens-their fur
reminds me of cotton balls!

Joshua laughs, and George throws a piece of food at him.

GEORGE:
Come on, seriously.

JOSHUA:
I don’t wanna say. I don’t
wanna jinx our luck.

ANIELLE:
Luck? What luck? We haven’t
gotten lucky at all this
semester!

Toci and George start to object.

ANIELLE:
Oh, you know what I mean.
(beat)
Wait! Ebony left the game,
but a fear thing still happened.
That means one of the two other
fear mongers was also at the game!
They must’ve been close to that
girl who dropped the jump rope.

Joshua snickers.

TOCI:
Don’t worry; I’m sure his jokes
will get old after a while.

JOSHUA:
I will never get bored of that!

GEORGE:
You’re mean to me when you’re
sober!

ANIELLE:
Are you suggesting that he
starts drinking again so he
can be mean to me again?

GEORGE:
That would be great.

Anielle throws a piece of food at him. The four laugh.

 

INT. LECTURE HALL. NIGHT.

The four attend the fear lecture, located in a lecture hall above the cafeteria. A decent amount of people attend. The four look around for anyone suspicious. ASHANTI (a middle aged, African-American psychologist) walks into the room.

ASHANTI:
Good evening. The school has
asked me to help boost morale.
Fear and anxiety seem to be
rampant. One of the best ways
is to talk it out. Your school
has some excellent councilors.
Actually, one of our councilors,
Kristof Darkin, is with us tonight.

He wants to meet you all.

A man in the front row turns around to reveal KRISTOF (an Eastern-European man with oily, slicked back hair, devious eyes, and sallow skin). Kristof smiles mischieviously. The four eye him suspiciously. Ashanti continues her lecture.

 

INT. CAFETERIA. NIGHT.

Everyone is leaving the lecture hall. The four come out discussing the lecture.

JOSHUA:
That was a waste of time! She
told us ways to relieve stress,
but she didn’t say anything on
how to conquer fear.

ANIELLE:
Which is why we’re gonna show
people how to forget their fears
and have a good time. Any ideas?

TOCI:
Well, we can throw some wicked
parties at the Dog House. Maybe
we can also hire a comedian.

JOSHUA:
We could hand out cotton balls and
have them throw them at George!

GEORGE:
I can’t wait to find out your fear!
I’ll never stop teasing you!

ANIELLE:
You both are being counterproductive.

Out of seemingly nowhere, Kristof comes over and rests his icy hands on George and Toci’s shoulders.

KRISTOF:
You really ought to go to your
dorms. This building gets scary
when it’s empty.

He laughs mischievously and leaves.

TOCI:

He’s creepy. But totally right.

Temca Academy, Part 13

EXT. FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE. NIGHT.

The dragon perched itself on the archway overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. A few people in the line of fire run and scream, but most people watch like this is a spectator’s stunt.

ANIELLE:
Okay, we can do this. We just
gotta get him in his weak spot!

JOSHUA:
Where would that be?

TOCI:
I know where men’s weak spot is!
Is he a male dragon?

They look at the dragon’s crotch.

TOCI:
Definitely male!

Anielle throws a rock up into the air. The dragon instinctively flies after it. Anielle takes out her scepter and magically hits him in the crotch. It doubles over in pain. The four run over to the dragon, and all four use their scepters to cut off his head. The dragon dies. The crowd applauds. George bows, and Anielle rolls her eyes.

ANIELLE:
No, Toci, we’re not gonna have
a funeral for this thing. Some
animals gotta die for the good
of mankind. Get over it.

Toci feels kind of bad. As Joshua puts out the fires, Anielle sees Ebony in the crowd, livid. She gestures to the others, and they all run after her. Ebony stops in the street to taunt them.

EBONY:
You’ll never catch me! Sooner or
later, you’ll have to go back to
Temca and I’ll be free to reign
terror in-

A two story bus going full speed slams into her. The impact makes her fly down the street, and when she lands, she is limp. A good Samaritan checks her pulse and pronounces her dead. The four start to leave, but George stops.

GEORGE:
Wait! I wanna see their reaction
when she changes form!

Ebony’s body changes into a fear monger, which makes everyone scream and run away.

GEORGE:
Sweet!

ANIELLE:
Alright, I’m ready to get the
hell out of here. Let’s go!

 

EXT. LAS VEGAS SIGN. NIGHT.

The four wait for the portal to open. Anielle looks at the other three and shakes her head in disappointment. Toci is still wearing her beads and club wear, George has a bracelet he got in jail and rings it, and Joshua is still wearing the beads in his hair and tie-dye shirt he got from the free hug people. They feel a little guilty.

TOCI:
Cheer up! Tia Rosa said that
after cleaning the house all day,
Tio was too tired to sleep with
her! Can you believe that?

Anielle does not react.

GEORGE:
We don’t gotta wait ‘til tomorrow
morning to use the portal! And the
campus will be practically empty, so
we can relax for a while. Won’t it be
nice to not kill anything for a while?

Anielle still looks mad.

JOSHUA:
I look like an idiot.

Anielle laughs.

ANIELLE:
That’s true!

They all look a little relieved that she laughed. Anielle smiles at Joshua in appreciation. The vortex appears, and they step into it.

 

INT. ANIELLE’S ROOM. NOON.

Anielle is on her laptop with Peter.

PETER:
So, did you enjoy Las Vegas?

ANIELLE:
Nooooo! It was a pain in the ass!

PETER:
What did you do?

ANIELLE:
I can’t say.

PETER:
Why not?

ANIELLE:
It’s a rule. They had this billboard
that said, “What happens in Vegas
stays in Vegas.” I thought it was a
joke, but it’s actually the law.

PETER:
Wow, I didn’t know that. Well, I’m
gonna be fairly busy, but I’ll try
to visit you before spring break.

ANIELLE:
Okay then. I gotta go to lunch. I’ll
talk to you later.

PETER:
Hey, you didn’t say I love you.

ANIELLE:
So? You almost never say it.

PETER:
But you always say it.

ANIELLE:
People change.

Circe enters with a couple of girly bags.

CIRCE:
I’m back in the dog house!
Owww, owww!

ANIELLE:
Okay, some change, some don’t.

She closes the laptop.

CIRCE:
I had a wonderful time! Did you
have a good time in Temca by
yourself? You poor, unpopular
thing you!

ANIELLE:
I’m not poor! And it wasn’t
nearly as nasty as that zit on
your chin.

CIRCE:
I don’t have a zit!

She goes to the mirror frantically. Anielle snickers as she leaves.