Temca Academy II, Part 3

EXT. TEMCA ACADEMY. NIGHT.

BG-The school is old but very well kept up. It consists of brick buildings and tons of trees and plants that line the campus. Anielle and Joshua fly over it.

ANIELLE:
See, I told you my way was faster.

JOSHUA:
Well, excuse me for trying to save us
a little bit of time.

ANIELLE:
But why didn’t you just listen to me?

JOSHUA:
I’m training to be a crime solver-I
know the skies.

ANIELLE:
My dad is the leading broom
manufacturer in the country. I made
the trip a dozen times before!

EXT. DOG HOUSE. NIGHT.

Their dorm is called the Doctor Olivia Ganges House. BG-a lot of students are flying in or appearing by portals. A lot of parents are helping their freshmen move in and there is floating luggage everywhere. Toci is waiting for them in front of the dorm, and she can hear them arguing as they approach.

TOCI:
Rough journey, I take it?

ANIELLE:
Oh, you know how men are
about directions.

JOSHUA:
And you know how women are
about nagging?

TOCI:
Ready for a new year?

ANIELLE:
Yeah, I can’t wait to see what monsters
we battle this year.

TOCI:
Oh come on! Like that’s gonna happen
again! Think about all of the new stuff
we get to learn! I cant’ wait to see my plants!

Toci sees their lack of enthusiasm.

TOCI:
Don’t you guys think that this year
will be fun?

JOSHUA:
If by fun you mean a lot of work,
then yes, it’ll be lots of fun.

TOCI:
But you like your work!

ANIELLE:
Yes, but between classes, his job, and
my new job at that shoe store, we won’t
have a lot of time to spend together.

TOCI:
I know like ten places on campus
you can do it between classes!

ANIELLE:
I meant actual time to talk and stuff.

TOCI:
Oh come on! You guys gotta do it as
often as possible! Life is short-you’ve
gotta have fun whenever you have the
chance! Plus, I don’t get to have sex,
so you gotta do it in my honor.

JOSHUA:
That’d be weird.

CIRCE (thin, blonde, fake tan, clothes are girly/slutty) goes by and sees Anielle.

CIRCE:
Hi! It’s my old roommate! How was
your summer? Was it ducky plucky
like mine?

ANIELLE:
Ducky plucky?

CIRCE:
Good! I’m so excited! I got at Dragon
Heart Shoes!

ANIELLE:
The Dragon Heart Shoes that’s on Merlin
Avenue?

CIRCE:
Right-a-roony!

ANIELLE:
Crap! The good news just keeps on
coming!

Anielle goes inside. Circe looks confused.

JOSHUA:
She works at the same one you do.

Circe looks excited.

CIRCE:
Really? Come back, my new
coworker!

She runs after her. Toci starts to go inside, but Joshua grabs her shoulder.

JOSHUA:
Do me a favor and find what Anielle’sring size is.

TOCI:
Okay, but wouldn’t it be easier just
to get her, like, a necklace then?

JOSHUA:
Uh, no, it’s kind of a special ring…

TOCI:
Why? Does it have a spell on it? She
could probably use the calming effect
ring or the…what? Are you blushing?
Oh, it’s a seduction ring!
(giggles mischievously)
No? What powers does it have?

JOSHUA:
It has the power to ask her to marry me.

She gasps and squeals like a school girl.

TOCI:
Oh my God! You’re gonna get married?
When? Who’s coming? I know some
gardens that will-!

JOSHUA:
I’m going to save up for the wedding.
We can stay engaged for a while. We’re
gonna spend a lot of time apart, so I just
want her to know how much I care about
her, even when I can’t be there.

TOCI:
Awwwww!

Toci stoops down and grabs an herb.

TOCI:
This should help with the digestive
problem.

JOSHUA:
Huh?

He sees that Anielle has come back out.

JOSHUA:
Oh, right, gotcha!

ANIELLE:
Oh, plant stuff. I should have guessed.
So, Toci, I see you’re in the mood for
planting. You’ll love our room.

TOCI:
Why?

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.

Anielle and Toci’s two beds, two dressers, and two desks along with their knick-knacks and posters are covered in a leafy vine. The whole room is plastered with it.

TOCI:
Oh, I forgot that without water,
they grow uncontrollably! No matter-
I can fix this.

Toci waves her scepter around to prune it. George enters carrying a bottle of La Cupacabre Tequila.

GEORGE:
Hole-la!

TOCI:
You’re pronouncing it wrong!

GEORGE:
That’s how it’s spelled! Wait, is
it pronounced ha-lah?

Toci hits her forehead.

GEORGE:
Anyone up for some pre-semester
partying? I bought this stuff cuz it
has a stronger kick, which my people
enjoy.

TOCI:
Go ahead, try some!

GEORGE:
Alright, I will!

He opens the bottle and takes a sip. He immediately gags and spits out fire.

GEORGE:
I guess it takes a while to get used to.

He takes another sip and tries to hold it down.

GEORGE:
Excuse me.

He leaves.

TOCI:
This plant may take me a while to trim.
And Joshua’s new roommate is gonna be
in the baño for a while, so now might be
a good time for some alone time with
your man!

She shrugs and leaves. One of the plants emits a small burp.

TOCI:
Oh no! It ate my singing nectarine bush!

INT. JOSHUA AND GEORGE’S ROOM. LATE NIGHT.

BG-George’s half of the room has a bunch of Mexican souvenirs along with his old posters of scantily clad girls and broom football teams. Joshua’s side looks like a crime solver office. Joshua lays in bed spooning Anielle.

ANIELLE:
No!

JOSHUA:
I didn’t say anything.

ANIELLE:
I know what you were thinking.

JOSHUA:
Okay, okay.
(beat)
How about now?

ANIELLE:
How fast do you think you I’d change
my mind?

JOSHUA:
Is that a yes?

ANIELLE:
No! Can’t you see that I’m not in
the mood?

JOSHUA:
I thought you said it helps you sleep.

ANIELLE:
Yeah, but only when I wanna do it. I
keep thinking about Babelsama.

JOSHUA:
Eiww! No wonder you’re turned off!

ANIELLE:
No, it’s just that…I feel like we got off
too easily; like he’s an evil genius, so
how could merely going to prison stop him?

JOSHUA:
Look, ten years ago my boss locked up a
guy who used to magic people’s brains out
and then sell it as pie to the townspeople.
He said if he found a way to get out, he’d
go to Europe and do it again. And he’s tried
to escape too. A decade later, and he’s still
in prison. So, if our prison can hold the brain
harvester, I think we’re safe.

ANIELLE:
I just get the feeling something bad is
going to happen. Something is out there.
Like that woman!

Anielle darts up and looks out the window. INTERCUT- outside, Madame Fate (in a black hood, face is hidden) posts a flier on a lamp post. INTERCUT BACK to Anielle.

ANIELLE:
Who is that woman? Why is she posting
fliers in the middle of the night?

JOSHUA:
Relax!

He pulls her back into bed.

JOSHUA:
Is this because of the murder case I’m
working on? You know my job is risky,
there’s nothing to-.

ANIELLE:
My job is risky too. Rescue healer. Wait,
that’s my career. I work in a shoe store
(groans)

JOSHUA:
Don’t worry so much! Or at least, not
so much. Now, unless you’ve changed
your mind about-.

ANIELLE:
No!

JOSHUA:
Then I’m going to get some rest.
Good night.

ANIELLE:
Night.

Joshua closes his eyes. Anielle looks uneasy but eventually she closes her eyes too.

Temca Academy II: Child of Destiny, Part 1

EXT. MADAME FATE’S SHOP. MIDNIGHT.

A bat soars through the night sky and down towards the streets. BG-a row of shops whose signs are unreadable because of the darkness. The buildings are old but well maintained and the streets are empty except for the bat. The bat tries to fly inside an open window, misses, and hits the wall. He lays down in the street in a daze. The door opens, and a hand swoops it in. The light turns on in the shop, and all that is seen is two silhouettes. One is a stout, pudgy woman, and the other is a tall, thin man.

BABELSAMA:
I did it! It has been done.

MADAME FATE:
Wow, that was really fast!

BABELSAMA:
Ugh, I am so tired of you saying that!

MADAME FATE:
This time it’s a good thing! Now that is done,
we can begin phase two of the plan. Let’s go
to my place. I’ve finished cleaning, so I just
need my…supplies…

The lights turn off. A cat walks by, and a crash from within the shop sends the cat scurrying off.

MADAME FATE (OS):
You idiot!

BABELSAMA (OS):
You didn’t “see” that coming?
(beat)
Ouch!

Silence indicates their departure.

EXT. LEILA’S PORCH. AFTERNOON.

JOSHUA (brunette, slightly curled hair, gray eyes, medium toned skin, and in shape physique) comes up to a front porch. BG-a fairly large home with white paneled walls, blue shutters, and a door with a red brick archway. The pathway leading to the house is made of the same brick. The lawn is well kept and shrubs line the house. The white wooden fence has two balloons tied to it. Joshua knocks on the door. After a moment, the door opens and the sound of a dozen rambunctious kids greets him along with RAMONE (good looking, Hispanic, short curly hair, dark eyes, and a decent build). Ramone looks exhausted.

RAMONE:
Oh, thank God! Another adult! My wife thought
it was a good idea to play Fly Tag in the house!
(imitates wife)
Oh, they could fly over the fence and get lost
or hurt!
(back to normal)
Yeah, great, now their brooms are knocking
down all our furniture! I think your friends
are avoiding the chaos. I don’t know where
they’re hiding, but every time I try to look,
one of those imps breaks something!

JOSHUA:
When I find them, I ‘ll have them come help.

RAMONE:
Bless you! Come on in. Welcome to my
nightmare!

The sound of glass breaking is heard. Ramone runs over to the sound, cursing in Spanish. Joshua enters.

INT. GUEST BEDROOM. AFTERNOON.

BG-a fairly plain room with a bed, bureau, and a window. There is a couple of suitcases there and various items spread out. ANIELLE (good looking, fair skinned, golden brown eyes, and a curvy physique) sits on a bed with TOCI (sexy, Cuban, bohemian dresed).

TOCI:
I mean, can you believe that?

ANIELLE:
Um, yeah. Why not?

TOCI:
I don’t get it.

Joshua enters.

JOSHUA:
What’s going on?

TOCI:
Okay, you’re a guy, you tell me if this sounds
abnormal. I went on a date with Chad. You
remember Chad? He was in Anielle’s class before
she changed majors. Anyways, he took me to the
state fair, which I thought would be cool cuz I know
like ten places to sneak a little nookie in. But he just
stuck to the rides and games! He bought me a giant
pretzel and won me this mini dragon, and that’s it!
I thought maybe he just doesn’t like to do it in
public, but when he dropped me off, he kissed my
cheek and said good night!

JOSHUA:
(sarcastically)
Oh my God! What a jerk!

TOCI:
No! There’s something wrong with him!
He didn’t try to seduce me! I even bent
down and showed off my ass-nothing!

JOSHUA:
Well, that’s pretty normal. As a general rule,
if a guy respects a girl, he waits to have sex
with her.

TOCI:
That doesn’t make any sense!

JOSHUA:
We can’t focus on two things at once.
If we wanna get to know your mind,
we can’t think about your body. When
we get a sexy thought, we become pretty
useless.

ANIELLE:
Plus, he believes in waiting til marriage.

JOSHUA:
Well, there you go. What did you expect?

TOCI:
I’m making it my person mission to take
his virginity! It’s not fair! You two had sex
before you officially went on a date!

ANIELLE:
If you two almost die in a battle against a
notorious villain, then maybe he’ll consider
it. Hey, maybe Babelsama will even break
out of jail and try to murder you during a date!

JOSHUA:
Oh, don’t say that! I’m starting as Junior Crime
Solver this semester and I don’t wanna worry
about fighting his demons while I’m arresting
idiots. I know it’s a lot of tedious work solving
petty crimes, but at least I don’t gotta scrub
toilets to earn my tuition money anymore.

LEILA (OS):
Hey, wherever you three are, you better
get down here!

Toci leaves right away. Anielle starts to leave, but Joshua grabs her hand.

JOSHUA:
I didn’t get a chance to say hi.

ANIELLE:
(smiles)
You’re cute.

They kiss, and they leave the room.

INT. LEILA’S KITCHEN. AFTERNOON.

Toci, Anielle, and Joshua enter the kitchen, which has pretty typical furniture except for the table floating on the ceiling. LEILA (looks like Anielle but has darker hair, shorter height, and slightly more pudgy body) greets them looking very frazzled.

LEILA:
Thank you! It wasn’t easy organzing a
musical chair game by myself.

ANIELLE:
Where’s Ramone?

LEILA:
He went off in a huff after seeing
your friend, George.

JOSHUA:
Why? He’s met George before, and they
get along great.

LEILA:
Oh, I guess you haven’t seen him yet.
Toci, if you wanna leave, you can…

TOCI:
Why would I wanna-?

GEORGE (tall, athletic, dark hair, olive toned skin, and dark eyes) greets them while wearing an over-sized, gaudy sombrero and a mismatched poncho.

GEORGE:
Hole-la aim-ee-gos!

TOCI:
What the f-!

GEORGE:
Guess what I found out?

JOSHUA:
You like to do some psychotic drug?

GEORGE:
No! I’m part Mexican!

ANIELLE:
Just because you got lost in Vegas and
thought you were in Mexico…

GEORGE:
Actually, my grandfather hit a dog in Arizona,
right in front of a peace officer. When he asked
for ID, my grandfather spit in his face. They
did a background check, and it turned out he
has been living here illegally, so they deported him.

TOCI:
That’s awful!

GEORGE:
No, it’s awesome! My grandfather was a
mean old bas-!

LEILA:
Shh! The kids!

ANIELLE:
And you had no idea he was Mexican?

GEORGE:
He said he was Native American. I don’t
know why he’d hide it. I’m proud to be
Mexican! Too bad Ramone isn’t. I kept
calling him my fellow Mexican, and he
kept saying, “I’m not Mexican!” Then he
said he’s from El Salvador. I mean, you
can’t have it both ways!

TOCI:
El Salvador is a country. It’s in
Central America.

VICTORIA (Leila and Ramone’s two year old child) runs up to Leila.

LEILA:
Mommy! You said we were going to play!

LEILA:
Okay, everyone sit on a chair. You four too!

George and Toci sit down, George a little too enthusiastic about it.

JOSHUA:
Why do we have to play?

ANIELLE:
Because my niece wants us to play.

JOSHUA:
She’s two-she won’t even remember this!

ANIELLE:
Do you want this to be her first memory?

Joshua begrudgingly agrees to play, and Leila starts the music.

Temca Academy, Part 23

Temca Academy, 25

EXT. THE WOODS. NIGHT.

The four stand before the woods with their scepters drawn.

ANIELLE:
Ready for this?

GEORGE:
No!

ANIELLE:
Too bad!

A bunch of henchmen appear before them. They are outnumbered, so they run into the woods.

EXT. WOOD GROVE. NIGHT.

They all run into a grove but stop to breathe.

JOSHUA:
We should’ve brought brooms!
How can we out run them?

ANIELLE:
We can’t, but we can capture
them. All we need is a distraction.

TOCI:
I got this!

When the henchmen appear, Toci lifts up her shirt to flash them.

TOCI:
Hello boys!

While they gawk at her, the other three use their scepters to bind them with a latex rope.

GEORGE:
Latex ropes-they’re ninety-
nine percent effective!

TOCI:
My tetas are gifts; my tetas
are weapons!

They leave the area.

 

EXT. BABELSAM’S LAIR. NIGHT.

On the outskirts of the woods, in a small town, the four spot the dilapidated office building with a sign that reads “Curiosity killed the trespasser.”

ANIELLE:
Do you think he set up booby
traps for us?

JOSHUA:
Oh please! I’m training to be
a peace officer, and I think I
am wise enough to spot a booby
trap a mile away!

They step forward, which activates a trap door. They all fall in.

 

INT. BABELSAMA’S LAIR. NIGHT.

They land with a thud in the same room from the beginning. The lights turn on as Babelsama moves towards them.

BABELSAMA:
Ah, it’s the beginning of the end.

GEORGE:
(sarcastic)
Ooh, how melodramatic!

BABELSAMA:
Who knew that my plan would be
foiled by a drunk, a hippy, a
dumb jock, and a spoiled brat!

ANIELLE:
That’s what I said!

BABELSAMA:
And now we’ll fight. Don’t think
of your number as an advantage
because I am an extremely powerful
fighter!

TOCI:
Then why did you have fear
mongers and henchmen do your
dirty work?

BABELSAMA:
Meh. Too lazy.

He makes the ground shake, and the four lose their balance. Their scepters are knocked out of their hands. Every time they get close to their scepters, Babelsama shoots a hex at them, which forces them to dodge it.

JOSHUA:
You are the most annoying person
on the planet!

BABELSAMA:
Want some peace? I could kill you!

He surrounds the four in a circle of fire. They without a scepter and surrounded. They glue together, not knowing what to do. Babelsama goes into the fire.

BABELSAMA:
Victory is almost mine! Now, I
just gotta get rid of the people
that made the last nine months
hell! And nothing can stop me!

MAGIC SWAT (O.S.)
This is the magical swat team!
We have you surrounded! Prepare
for our entrance!

BABELSAMA:
Son of a bitch! You’re not supposed
to call the peace men! Heroes are
supposed to do everything on their
own! That’s the rule! I guess I’ll
have to waste as many of you as I can!

He quickly aims a spell at Anielle. Anielle did not react in time, but Joshua does and takes the hex for her. The magical swat team bursts in, puts out the flames, and rapidly grabs Babelsama. Anielle immediately dives down to make sure Joshua is okay.

ANIELLE:
Joshua! I can’t feel a pulse!
You can’t be gone! Everything
is so clear now! I wanna be with
you! I’ve never felt like this
about a guy before. You sacrificed
yourself for me! No one has ever
cared about me so much. This can’t
be it! We are supposed to be
together! Joshua!

Anielle turns away and starts crying for a beat.

JOSHUA:
Anielle…

Anielle is startled and screams.

ANIELLE:
Sorry, I thought you were dead.
You’re alive!

She pounces on him for a hug.

JOSHUA:
(groans)
Not yet. Everything hurts right now.

ANIELLE:
You were going to die for me.

JOSHUA:
You saved my life first.
Besides, I…well….

Anielle knows what he is trying to say. They kiss.

TOCI:
Awww!

BABELSAMA:
I’m so glad I was arrested so
I could make this magical moment
happen! I still can’t believe
you called the peace officers!

The mummy appears on the scene.

MUMMY:
No, I did. You bastard! You left
me alone in the Sahara desert for
nine months!

Babelsama grumbles, and the magical swat team takes him away.

 

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.

Anielle and Toci return, not knowing Neiman is waiting for them.

ANIELLE:
The rescue medics said Joshua
should be out tomorrow morning.
I know how I’m going to thank
him too! With some….oh, hi
Daddy!

NEIMAN:
There you are! I came to get you.

ANIELLE:
About that…

NEIMAN:
You’re not packed.

ANIELLE:
Listen, you probably know that
Peter and I broke up. Did he
tell you why?

NEIMAN:
No. I was puzzled about that.

ANIELLE:
He needs to date someone who’s
going to spend the rest of her
life at your company, and I’m
not. I changed my major. I’m
going to be a rescue healer!

NEIMAN:
Gross! Why?

ANIELLE:
Peter and I don’t love each
other. He’s dating his secretary
now. I met someone too. He’s
training to be a crime solver.

NEIMAN:
No! You’re supposed to be the
good one! Your sister married
the pool boy! You’re supposed
to sleep with the help, not
marry them! Why did you both
choose to be middle class?

ANIELLE:
You don’t get it. Your first
two wives left you because you
chose your work over your family.
I only need enough money to live
comfortably. I made up my mind to
pursue my passions, and I’ve never
been happier!

NEIMAN:
Fine! Call me when you change your
mind!

Neiman storms out.

TOCI:
Wow. You never told me about
your sister!

ANIELLE:
Well, for a while we weren’t
speaking to each other.

George appears at the door.

GEORGE:
Way to tell off your dad!

ANIELLE:
You heard that? Oh right,
thin walls. My mom married
an interior designer, his
second wife married some
soap opera star, and his
current wife has been with
him for ten years. He is at
the office so much he has no
idea she’s a cougar chasing
young men all day! I’m glad
that won’t happen to me!

TOCI:
Good for you!

GEORGE:
So…can I call your stepmom?

They all laugh.

 

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. MORNING.

Joshua enters, not looking directly at Anielle.

JOSHUA:
Look, I know you wanna take it
slow, which is understandable
since you just got out of a long
relationship and we almost died.
I’m okay with that. I wanna do
whatever it takes to make you happy.

Joshua finally sees her, and his jaw drops as he sees her in a cheerleading outfit.

ANIELLE:
Did I tell you I made next
year’s cheer squad?

JOSHUA:
Aw, man! You wanna take things
slow when you wear that? That’s
just cruel!

Anielle presses up against him and puts her arms around his neck.

ANIELLE:
I never said I wanted to take
it slow!

JOSHUA:
Oh, thank God!

Anielle laughs. They deeply kiss and Joshua lowers her to the bed.

 

INT. HALLWAY. AFTERNOON.

Toci is about to enter the room when she notices a red x on the door.

TOCI:
Finally!!!!!

Chad appears by the door.

CHAD:
Is Anielle busy?

TOCI:
Yeah she is! All year, it’s been
me putting x’s on the door. I got
so used to them being for me that
I almost walked in!

CHAD:
We’re so opposite on that spectrum!
I’m saving myself for marriage.

TOCI:
Really? Wow, I didn’t know people
still did that!

CHAD:
Anyways, I just came to drop
off her half of our project.
I know she’s not taking business
anymore, but I thought she might
like it.

TOCI:
So, you like business? I wanted
to start my own organic apothecary
business. But I just realized I
don’t know anything about business!

CHAD:
Well, if you ever need advice,
you can call me. My name is Chad.

TOCI:
Chad. I’m Toci.

CHAD:
See you around, Toci.

TOCI:
Bye, Chad!

 

EXT. DOG HOUSE. AFTERNOON.

Anielle, Joshua, Toci, and George meet up to say goodbye. They give each other hugs.

GEORGE:
See you guys next year, which
should be pretty uneventful,
very laid back and normal, right?

ANIELLE:
I don’t think our lives will ever
be normal!

GEORGE:
Well, what’s life without a few
monsters to slay?

They all laugh. They say goodbye to each other, pick up their bags, and leave. The sun shines brightly on their campus. A bat flies by and laughs wickedly.

Temca Academy, Part 22

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.

Temca Academy, Part 21

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 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!

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.