Temca Academy, Part 12

(Unfortunately, I’ve come across another lost scene. In the previous scene, the gang goes to the broom football game and finds out that the extra cheerleader, Ebony, is indeed a fear monger. They chase her and see that she’s escaped to the non-magical part of Las Vegas.)

INT. TIA ROSA’S APT. NOON.

TIA ROSA (a pudgy, middle aged Cuban woman) answers the door and sees Anielle.

TIA ROSA:
You must be Anielle! Where’s Toci?

ANIELLE:
She ran off with some no-ma men.

TIA ROSA:
Yeah, she does that. I’m her Tia
Rosa. I’d introduce you to my
husband, Victor, but he’s busy
cleaning the bathroom.

ANIELLE:
That’s nice of him.

TIA ROSA:
Ha! I told him I’d do whatever
he wants in the bedroom if he
took over my job of cleaning
the whole house. He thought it’d
be easy!
(laughs)
Let me get you some lunch.

Tia Rosa goes into the kitchen. George walks into the apartment carrying a thirty inch, non-magical television.

GEORGE:
Oh, hi! Look what I got!

ANIELLE:
A plastic box?

GEORGE:
It’s a non-magical television.
This man that looks like a cat
sold it to me for ten dollars!
That’s like five pieces! I’m
totally taking this back to Temca!

ANIELLE:
You know, he sold it to you so
cheap ‘cause he probably stole it.

George had not considered this. He thinks about it and then shrugs.

GEORGE:
I thought the others would be
with you.

ANIELLE:
Toci ran off with some no-ma
boys, and Joshua went with some
free hugs people.

GEORGE:
Free hugs? Is there somewhere
you pay for hugs?

ANIELLE:
I don’t know. Both of them are
just flirting with the people
they ran off with. I expect that
from Toci, but Joshua disappoints me.

GEORGE:
I can see why you’d be jealous…

ANIELLE:
That’s not why I’m angry at all!

GEORGE:
Riiight. Anyways, after lunch,
you can finish the strip and I’ll
look downtown. Is that cool?

ANIELLE:
Whatever.

Anielle kind of pouts as Tia Rosa brings out lunch.

 

INT. CHOCOLATE HEAVEN. LATE AFTERNOON.

In the small shopping area inside the Riviera hotel, Anielle is looking around for Ebony. She sees a bunch of women gathered outside a chocolate shop where THOMAS (a hunky man wearing a sexy angel costume) is handing out free samples of chocolate.

THOMAS:
Free sample?

ANIELLE:
I don’t candy from strangers,
especially half naked strangers.

THOMAS:
(laughs)
I sell the chocolate too. It’s
just a marketing gimmick. I
found no one buys more chocolate
than lonely women!

ANIELLE:
That’s crazy!

She starts to walk away when a paper airplane comes to her. It was a quick note from Joshua, saying he would spend the night with the free love colony. Thomas comes over and sees the note. Anielle angrily takes some chocolate.

INT. FOUR QUEEN’S BAR. LATE AFTERNOON.

George goes into a bar looking for Ebony. The bartender looks at him impatiently.

BARTENDER:
Can I get you something?

GEORGE:
I’m just looking.

BARTENDER:
Either order a drink or get out.

GEORGE:
I’m not familiar with these
drinks. Um…wine.

BARTENDER:
What kind? Merlot? Zinfadel?
Wild berry? Watermelon?

GEORGE:
Watermelon.

The bartender pours him a glass, and George drinks it.

GEORGE:
Wow, this is delicious! Keep
them coming!

He sees some Mexican men nearby laughing.

GEORGE:
Have you tried this? A round of
watermelon wine for everyone!

The men cheer and join him.

 

INT. CHOCOLATE HEAVEN. EVENING.

Anielle eats from a box of chocolate while she talks to Thomas.

ANIELLE:
Every time I think we’re getting
along better, he does another
mean thing.

She finishes the box and throws it on to another pile. Thomas hands her another box, and she hands him a twenty dollar bill. She starts eating again.

ANIELLE:
He’s a jerk! Once in a while, I
see his nice side, but it never
lasts long. Why would he want to
hurt me?

THOMAS:
This reminds me of this time my
boyfriend felt jealous of one of
my coworkers, so he started
flirting with some Chippendale.
He said it was revenge for me
flirting with Rafael.

ANIELLE:
So, you’re saying he’s hurting
my feelings because he likes me?

THOMAS:
It’s his way of seeing how much
you like him.

ANIELLE:
But I’ve indicated that I
wouldn’t leave Peter for him.

THOMAS:
Why not?

Anielle cannot think of an answer. The non-magical phone that Anielle borrowed rings. She answers it.

ANIELLE:
Hello?

 

EXT. HISPANIC NEIGHBORHOOD. EVENING.

George is in a neighborhood full of Hispanic people, who are looking at him strangely as he gets hysterical.

GEORGE:
You answered! Toci couldn’t hear
me over some music, and I think
Joshua pawned his cell phone.

ANIELLE (O.S.):
Aw, I’m your last resort!

GEORGE:
Anielle, you gotta help me! I
think I’m lost in Mexico!

ANIELLE (O.S.):
Have you been drinking?

GEORGE:
I drank a bottle of watermelon
wine and now I’m lost in Mexico!
No one here speaks English! I
don’t know what to do!

An African-American man in street clothes comes around the corner.

GEORGE:
Oh, thank God, a black guy! Hey,
can you tell me how to get back
to the place with all the fancy
hotels?

NO-MA MAN:
Yo, you’s gotta flip a bitch and
get on the cat bus, two three-teen
ta bo-nan-za ta down town. A’ight?

GEORGE:
Oh my God! No one speaks English!
I’m gonna die alone in Mexico!

 

INT. POLICE STATION. NIGHT.

Anielle talks with a policeman.

POLICE:
And then we found him on
Washington Avenue asking a
hooker if she was, and I
quote, “one of those people
you pay for hugs.”

ANIELLE:
Oi! Well, thank you for taking
care of him.

POLICE:
Of course.

The policeman releases George, who has somewhat sobered up.

GEORGE:
Thanks for bailing me out!

ANIELLE:
Don’t thank me; thank the pawn
shop that bought your television!

 

EXT. LAS VEGAS COURTHOUSE. NIGHT.

As George and Anielle leave the police station, Toci, who is wearing a bunch of beads and carrying a bunch of random Vegas stuff, comes up to them.

TOCI:
There you are! Tia Rosa said
you were down here! So, did
you kill Ebony yet?

Anielle cringes.

GEORGE:
Where did you get all those beads?
You know what, don’t tell me!

Joshua suddenly appears from around the corner with the free hugs crowd. Joshua is now wearing a tye-dye shirt and his hair is slicked back and beaded. The free hug people walk towards Anielle, George, and Toci.

ANIELLE:
Technically this could be
counted as assault.

The free hugs people slink back and move on. Joshua stays. Anielle looks at Joshua, George, and Toci and shakes her head.

ANIELLE:
You people disappoint me! You
know damn well that you were out
having fun instead of doing your
job! I’ve been working by myself
all day, and I can’t be the only
one looking for her ‘cause this
place is huge. From now on, we
are sticking together to look for
her! ‘Cause it’s not like a clue
to her whereabouts is gonna fall
from the sky!

Right after she says that, a giant dragon flies down onto the nearby Fremont Street.

ANIELLE:
Or maybe it will. But that doesn’t
excuse your misbehavior!

GEORGE:
Are you kidding? A dragon!

JOSHUA:
Someone’s greatest fear is a
dragon! Aren’t we lucky it wasn’t
another small thing, like fuzz!

TOCI:
Okay, it’s a living creature. If
we can, let’s capture it for a
museum or something!

ANIELLE:
(rolls eyes)
Stop talking! Let’s go slay a dragon!

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