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.

Temca Academy, The Lost Scene

(I finally found the scene I was missing that should have gone before part 8. Enjoy)!

INT. WIZARD AND NON-MAGICAL CLASS. MORNING.

In a large lecture hall, the students file in and find their seats. Most of them look really tired and some even carry coffee cups. A few even still have pajamas on. Anielle is wearing sweat pants and carries a coffee cup while Toci wears jeans, a cute top, make up, and a chipper smile.

TOCI:
Wow, first day of class! I’m
excited! Are you excited? I’m
excited!

ANIELLE:
It’s just class. One of many.

TOCI:
But look at all the opportunities
to gain valuable knowledge we
get to learn! Did you see how
thick our books are?

ANIELLE:
They haven’t given us our book
list yet.

TOCI:
I emailed the professors and
got the list this summer. Oh,
I couldn’t wait!

Toci picks up her books and hugs them. A few people give her odd looks.

ANIELLE:
How about this! I fit in, and
you’re making a spectacle of
yourself.

Toci gets bouncy as Professor MEDINA (a Hispanic man in his early forties who has dark skin, a goatee, and wears non-magical attire) enters and puts his satchel on the podium. He pulls out papers while he introduces himself.

MEDINA:
Good morning everyone! As you
may have guessed, I am Professor
Medina, and this is Wizard and
Non-Magical People Relations.
If you didn’t sign up for this,
you’re in the wrong room.

He was joking, but a few people got up and ran out of the room.

MEDINA:
Right. You can tell this is an
ten a.m. class! You should see
my eight a.m. class, they look
like zombies!

He laughs at his own joke, but everyone stares at him blankly.

MEDINA:
Anyways, the purpose of this
class is to teach you how to
interact with non-magical
businessmen. By the end of
the semester, you’ll have
fully learned how to deal
with no-mas; if not, I’ll
see you again next semester!

Again, he laughs at his own joke, but no one else does.

MEDINA:
(clears throat)
The first thing you’ll notice
about no-mas is the way they
dress. For example, if you’ll
look closely at my outfit, you
will see I’m not wearing any
pockets!

Everyone finds this fact hard to believe.

MEDINA:
And they don’t wear cloaks
to keep themselves warm. I’m
wearing what they call a
hoodie. I made this one,
actually. Look at the back.

He shows his back, which shows what Temca stands for (Training and Education for Magical Career Advancement.) He turns back around.

MEDINA:
Everything is made by…

He looks at his podium, puzzled.

MEDINA:
They make the clothes by…

He looks at the podium again, more frightful.

MEDINA:
Okay, there is definitely
something scurrying inside
that podium!

The students look curious. Anielle looks around the room. Medina steps back and points his scepter at the podium. As the podium tilts, a barrage of little black spiders scurry out. A lot of girls and a couple of guys scream, and everyone but Medina, Anielle, and Toci run out of the room.

Toci takes some plants out of her backpack and sets them on the floor. The spiders flock to it. Anielle encloses them in a cage. Medina looks out of breath.

ANIELLE:
Professor, do you notice anything
unusual in the classroom?

MEDINA:
You mean besides the spiders? Why
should that matter?

TOCI:
We just wanna know what caused this
disturbance. I’m so bummed that I didn’t
get to find out what’s inside your pants!

Medina looks at her oddly. Some exterminators come in.

EXTERMINATOR:
Where are the spiders?

Medina points to them.

EXTERMINATOR:
Hand them to us.

Medina takes a step towards them and faints.

EXTERMINATOR:
What are you kids still doing
here?

TOCI:
I forgot my book!

EXTERMINATOR:
You’re holding a book!

TOCI:
My other book. I have lots of
books. I like to learn!

ANIELLE:
She’s not lying. Seriously.

The exterminators take the spiders and leave, looking at them funny.

TOCI:
Ooh, we could look at Medina’s
notes and get ahead!

ANIELLE:
Why do you like to do things
so early?

TOCI:
So I have time for boys and
plants!

ANIELLE:
Okay, I’m not going to argue
with that, mostly because I
can’t think of anything to
say. This room looks empty.
What could the fear monger be?

TOCI:
Probably a person. Oh, I hope
it’s a cute guy!

ANIELLE:
Well, I don’t know how we’ll
figure out what person is a
fear monger. We can figure it
out later. Come on, let’s go!

TOCI:
Okay. And you know I meant what
his pants were made of, right?

Anielle does not respond and leaves. Toci follows.

Temca Academy, Part 11

BEGIN OBJECT MONSTER MONTAGE

INT. TOCI’S ROOM.AFTERNOON.

The four gather up photos they have taken and compare it to the school’s website.

EXT. DOG HOUSE. AFTERNOON.

The four go to cut down a tree. A campus security guard stops them. They pretend to comply. George lights up a cigarette and puts it out on the tree, which bursts into flames. The four shrug at the security guard.

INT. WOMAN 1’S ROOM. NIGHT.

A woman is in her room watching something on her laptop. The four walk in and smash her second radio. The woman gets mad, but when Anielle gives her a wad of cash, she gets over it pretty quickly.

INT. MAN 1’S ROOM. MORNING.

A man runs around his room, being chased by a floating piece of foil. The four go into his room and destroy a picture of a professional broom football team. Anielle and Joshua’s hand touch, and they very quickly pull it away.

EXT. CAFETERIA COURTYARD. AFTERNOON.

A girl eating lunch is suddenly confronted by a mylar balloon. Joshua, Anielle, and George destroy the botanical garden. Toci stifles some tears. George pops the balloon, which he thought would ease her fears but instead makes her freak out more and run away. The four shrug.

INT. ANIELLE’S ROOM. NIGHT.

Anielle is chatting with Peter and looks pretty bored. She looks out the window and sees a couple of guys playing magical Frisbee. George and Joshua intercept the Frisbee and destroy it. The boys run after George and Joshua to kick their butts. Joshua stops by the window and gives Anielle a thumbs up. Anielle laughs. Peter clears his throat to get her attention.

EXT. KOI POND. MORNING.

Two girls chat by a magical koi pond, admiring the fish. Toci comes by and drops in some plants. The fish come up dead. All three girls cry.

INT. LIBRARY. EVENING.

Anielle studies in the library when a vampire floats up to a nearby window. Several people run away, screaming, but Anielle simply picks up a nearby book, puts in some garlic, and shoves it in the vampire’s mouth. The vampire falls with a thud, and Anielle continues to study.

EXT. CAMPUS MAIN OFFICE. LATE AFTERNOON.

Anielle and Joshua are walking along the path when they see Professor Medina. Medina sees a bee and screams. Joshua kills the bee. Anielle sees the snake they were looking for in the grass, grabs Joshua’s alcohol, and smashes the snake with it. Anielle smiles smugly and leaves.

 

END MONTAGE.

 

INT. COMMON ROOM. EVENING.

Toci is lying on the couch trying not to fall asleep. Anielle is doing magical cat’s cradle. Joshua tries to watch a magical Christmas special but glares at Anielle. Anielle notices and smirks.

TOCI:
Oh my God! I’m so bored!

ANIELLE:
Be glad we’re bored. In the
last three months, we got rid
of all but four fear mongers.
When we get back, we’ll take care
of the human ones.

JOSHUA:
When I’m on break, you can’t
destroy my liquor bottles! It’s
been forever since I had a drink.

ANIELLE:
You’re two weeks sober. You
should be proud.

JOSHUA:
Why do you care if I drink or
not? Does Sir Pompous Dorkington…?

ANIELLE:
Stop calling him that!

JOSHUA:
Does he not approve of you
hanging out with a wino?

ANIELLE:
If someone didn’t stop you, then
something serious would happen.
You should be thankful.

Joshua uses his scepter to destroy her cat’s cradle strings.

ANIELLE:
Oh, real mature!

JOSHUA:
If you’re bored, you can read
Toci’s plant book.

TOCI:
Hey, yeah!

Anielle brings out the book and glares at Joshua. Joshua grins and leaves. Toci laughs.

ANIELLE:
What?

TOCI:
It’s so cute! Peter is coming,
and neither of you are happy
about it, so you’re bickering.

ANIELLE:
Are you still on that? Joshua
hates me, and I’m quite content
with Peter coming.

TOCI:
Quite content? How romantic!

ANIELLE:
Will you stop! I don’t like
Joshua! I admit, I used to think
about him shirtless a lot, but
that doesn’t mean I like him! He
may have a better body than Peter,
but that doesn’t mean I secretly
lust for him! And yes, I think
Joshua is really brave for choosing
a career that risks his life to
save others, but that doesn’t mean
I like him. Yes, it’s been exciting
hanging out with him, but true love
is about contentment. It makes no
sense to be attracted to the boy who
is more handsome, nice, and
interesting! Get that idea out of
your head! I wouldn’t wanna be his
girlfriend! He’s totally wrong for
me! So, I think I’ve made myself
clear; I don’t like him, and tonight,
I’m going to have a wonderful time
with my boyfriend, Joshua. I mean
Peter! Shut up!

George enters triumphantly.

GEORGE:
I did it! I killed one of the fear
monger dudes! No, Toci, he wasn’t
cute. He was one of the dorks from
your classes, Anielle.

ANIELLE:
Good. Those classes keep getting
cut short.

TOCI:
One of my friends from my herbology
class is dropping out because she
was too scared to return to class.

GEORGE:
Yeah, two guys from our broom
football team dropped out. It’s
the highest drop out rate in
Temca history. Oh, you guys are
coming to tonight’s game, right?

ANIELLE:
You know I can’t. Peter doesn’t
like crowds or noise.

GEORGE:
No! You gotta come! I think one
of the cheerleaders is a fear
monger!

TOCI:
They do seem to be targeting a
lot of football players. We have
that in common.

GEORGE:
Yeah, plus I notice they’re not
an even number anymore. When they
do the pyramid, one of them just
hangs back and shakes her pompoms.

ANIELLE:
(sighs)
Okay, I’ll be there.

Temca Academy, Part 10

INT. JOSHUA’S ROOM. LATE AFTERNOON.

Anielle steps over a lot of junk and knocks on his door. She is surprised when TERRENCE (an athletic African-American man with glasses and a small afro) answers the door.

TERRENCE:
Can I help you?

ANIELLE:
Is Joshua there?

TERRENCE:
Hey Joshua! You finally got a
pretty girl to come to your room!
(to Anielle)
Come in.

Anielle is surprised to see Joshua without his shirt on, sprawled lazily on a small, circular chair. He is drinking a bottle of Bermuda rum, which he stows away when he sees Anielle.

JOSHUA:
What do you want?

ANIELLE:
Our spy cameras are here.

TERRENCE:
Spy cameras?

ANIELLE:
For, um, photography class.

JOSHUA:
Yeah, you know it’s part of
my Peace Officer Training!

ANIELLE:
You want to be a peace officer?

JOSHUA:
Crime solver, actually. And no,
I won’t drink on the job when I’m
there, okay?

ANIELLE:
Let’s not argue. We have to work
together for…photography class, so
let’s try not make things worse off.

TERRENCE:
Can I take your photography class?

JOSHUA:
No, it’s full.

ANIELLE:
Anyways, here’s your camera.

As she starts to hand it to him in the chair, he stands up to get it. As he stands, Anielle’s hand hits his crotch.

JOSHUA AND ANIELLE:
Oh, sorry!

They are quiet for a moment.

ANIELLE:
I gotta go!

As she rushes out, she opens the door harder than necessary, which is effective in whacking Toci and George.

INT. ANIELLE’S ROOM. EVENING.

Anielle walks in the room, and she sees Circe hanging off the side of her bed upside down.

ANIELLE:
So, can I finally declare you
legally insane?

Circe does her obnoxious laugh.

CIRCE:
I’m trying to think.

ANIELLE:
Then why would you…forget it.

Joshua appears in the doorway.

CIRCE:
Woah!

She rolls off the bed and slinks over to him.

CIRCE:
I’m Circe, and yes, I’m single.

JOSHUA:
I believe you.

Circe looks offended.

JOSHUA:
Anielle, my roommate went
outside, and I heard him scream.

ANIELLE:
Okay, let’s get the others and go.

CIRCE:
Where are we going?

ANIELLE:
Look! Something shiny!

CIRCE:
(looks around)

Where?
Joshua and Anielle run out of the room while Circe eagerly looks around.

 

EXT. DOG HOUSE. EVENING.

The four run out and see the courtyard is eerily lit. They hear Terrence scream, and they run to it. Right by Toci’s plants, they can hear it the loudest, but they still cannot see him.

GEORGE:
Terrence, buddy, where are ya?

TERRENCE (O.S.)
Help! Oh, God, help! Help!

JOSHUA:
We’re trying! Where are you?

TERRENCE (O.S.)
I don’t know! Get me out!

Anielle sees loose dirt below them.

ANIELLE:
We’re on top of him!

TOCI:
Again? I mean, for the first time?

GEORGE:
Let’s dig him out!

They pull out their scepters and magically uproot the dirt. Under all the dirt is a coffin. The four drag it out, and the boys pry it open. Terrence rushes out of it, gasping and visibly shaken.

ANIELLE:
Who did this to you?

TERRENCE:
I don’t know, but my worst fear
was being buried alive!

GEORGE:
Let’s go to the school healer.
This time, it’s not a broom
football injury!

George and Toci help Terrence up and bring him away. Anielle and Joshua feel awkward being alone together. A bat flies by and gives Anielle a note.

ANIELLE:
It’s from Peter!
(reads aloud)
Dear Anielle, good news! I
landed the new account! I’m
going to be super busy again,
but I will come visit before
the semester is over. Yours
truly, Peter.

JOSHUA:
Yours truly?

ANIELLE:
What’s wrong with that?

JOSHUA:
Why didn’t he say love?

ANIELLE:
He loves me! He doesn’t need
to say it!

JOSHUA:
If you say so. I need a drink!

ANIELLE:
Another one?

JOSHUA:
If you get to make bad decisions,
then so do I.

Joshua leaves. Anielle stands there looking a little confused.

Temca Academy, Part 8

INT. MAGICAL MEDIA CLASS. AFTERNOON.

In another large classroom, Anielle sits on the left side of the room. George sits on the right side with his rowdy broom football friends. He sees Anielle, gives a nod of acknowledgment, and pays attention to his friends. Anielle looks around at the people in the room. A few people chat with their friends while others wait for the professor completely bored. One dorky-looking guy, CHAD (who has short, blond hair, pale skin, and glasses) tries to show off the exciting parts of the class book to his friend, who looks completely bored. Anielle titters. Nothing in the room looks unusual. The professor, who is named MCCLOUD (a very old Caucasian man) enters the room with a slight limp. He stops before the podium, and everyone pays attention.

MCCLOUD:
Good afternoon. I am Professor
McCloud, and this is introduction
to Magical Media.

A couple of people got the wrong classroom and leave. McCloud speaks in a very boring, monotone voice.

MCCLOUD:
Introduction to Magical Media is
both a requirement for magical
media majors and a benefit for
certain career aspects. Topics
this class will include different
forms of magical media, production,
public relations…

As he rambles on, Anielle hears scratching at the door. She ignores it until the whole class can hear it.

MCCLOUD:
That must be a late student.
(to Anielle)
Go see who it is.

Anielle gets up and answers the door. She is shocked to see a mummy standing there. She quickly slams the door. It tries to get in, but Anielle blocks it with her body.

MCCLOUD:
Who is it?

ANIELLE:
Someone for George. Come here.

As George gets up, puzzled, the mummy gets more and more aggressive.

MCCLOUD:
I hope there will be no more
interruptions, Miss…

ANIELLE:
Chadrick. I won’t interrupt you.
Actually, I read your book over
the summer and found it fascinating!

Chad gives Anielle a thumbs up, and McCloud continues with his boring lecture. George approaches Anielle and looks at the door apprehensively.

GEORGE:
(whispers)
Who’s really out there?

ANIELLE:
(whispers)
A mummy.

GEORGE:
A mummy? Like from Egypt?

ANIELLE:
No, more like from the no-ma
movies. Help me get rid of it
before-

She loses control of the door, and the mummy enters. At first people do not react, thinking it is a joke.

MCCLOUD:
Very funny. Take your mask off
so I know who I’m taking to the
dean’s office!

The mummy continues to move forward. When he gets close to the students, they smell a terrible odor and get away from it. McCloud gets mad and takes out his scepter. He points it at the mummy, and the wrap around his head comes off. Under the wrap is a mummified head. Everyone realizes it is real and runs out of the room. George points his scepter at the mummy , who trips over his own wrap.

GEORGE:
Okay, you saw that no-ma movie.
How do they kill it?

ANIELLE:
They don’t; they just escape
the pyramid.

GEORGE:
Then how do we get rid of it?

Anielle thinks for a moment as the mummy tries to get up.

ANIELLE:
We get rid of it.

Anielle points her scepter at the mummy, which sends him flying out the door.

 

EXT. CAFETERIA COURTYARD. AFTERNOON.

A few students are sitting outside eating. They see the mummy flying through the air and drop their food and drinks in shock. In the sky, a student is flying on a broomstick when the mummy crashes into him. He avoids falling by hold onto his broom.

 

EXT. DORM COURTYARD. AFTERNOON.

George and Anielle meet Toci and Joshua between the Dog House and a couple other dorms. Toci and Joshua are holding paper airplanes.

TOCI:
We got your message. So, a
mummy huh?

They walk and discuss this.

JOSHUA:
Where did you send him?

ANIELLE:
The Sahara desert.

GEORGE:
So, your first class had
spiders, and this one had a
mummy. Who was in both classes?

ANIELLE:
No idea.

TOCI:
Maybe the professors could
tell you.

 

EXT. CAFETERIA COURTYARD. AFTERNOON.

ANIELLE:
Ugh! I wish there was an
easier-

In the sky, the guy who fell off his broom talks to a couple of peace officers.

PEACE OFFICER 1:
So, you were in a hit and run
with a flying mummy?

BROOMSTICK MAN:
Yes! What is so hard to believe
about that?

TOCI:
It couldn’t hurt to research
more about fear mongers. I bet
there are loads of books about
them in the library. How fun!

JOSHUA:
I just hope we can figure this
out before it spreads off campus!

PEACE OFFICER 2:
No, we’re taking you to be
evaluated, standard procedure.

BROOMSTICK MAN:
Don’t do this to me! Find the
mummy! He’ll tell you!

The four continue walking as the peace officers handcuff the man.

Temca Academy, Part 7

INT. STAIRWELL. MORNING.

Anielle picks up the fear monger’s body and tosses it out the window while Joshua waddles down the stairs. Anielle feels sorry for him as he slowly goes downstairs.

ANIELLE:
Don’t forget that most pain
potions don’t let you drink
alcohol…

JOSHUA:
I’m aware of that. Thanks,
Princess.

ANIELLE:
I was just trying to help!

JOSHUA:
Oh please! Your sincerity is
as fake as your breasts!

ANIELLE:
My boobs are real!

JOSHUA:
Yeah, right!

ANIELLE:
You can tell when you touch
them if an enlargement spell
has been done because the
skin is harder. Mine feelreal.

JOSHUA:
They look fake.

ANIELLE:
I’ll prove it. Feel them.

JOSHUA:
What?

ANIELLE:
Feel them so I can prove you
wrong!

JOSHUA:
No. I don’t want to touch
your boobs!

ANIELLE:
You can’t keep calling them
fake if you don’t have proof!
Feel them! Either shut up or
touch them!

JOSHUA:
I’m not gonna shut up.

ANIELLE:
Then what are you afraid of?
That you’ll be wrong? Touch
them! I’m waiting! Are you
gonna touch my boobs or not?

Toci comes in and hears this.

TOCI:
Woah!

ANIELLE:
This isn’t what it looks like.

TOCI:
Here’s your potion, Joshua. I’ll
just give you two some privacy.

Toci leaves. Embarrassed, Anielle storms out.

 

INT. COMMON ROOM. EVENING.

Anielle sulks while she watches the hologram television (which looks like a projector but it shows everything in 3-d.) The show is a wizard’s soap opera, where the two wizards are forcing a witch to choose between them. Anielle has her arms folded as she watches. Toci enters.

TOCI:
So, this is where you’ve
been hiding all day?

ANIELLE:
I’m not hiding from anyone.
Your roommate is hanging out
with my creepy roommate, and
it’s obvious she’s avoiding
me, which is probably what I
would do to her anyways.

TOCI:
You’ve been watching cheesy
soap operas all day?

ANIELLE:
No. Not that anyone will
appreciate it, but I went down
to the mail room and put an
order in for spy cameras. They
should be here in a couple days.

TOCI:
That’s great! I’m sure everyone
will appreciate it.

ANIELLE:
Not everyone.

TOCI:
Look, Joshua is just a little
edgy because he’s had to work
hard for everything he has and
your life has been relatively
easy. Plus, your attitude has
kinda indicated only people
with money matter.

ANIELLE:
Well, that’s what I’m used to.
I’m used to social gatherings
and tidy quarters. And yes, a
lot of the people I know are
kinda pretentious, but they’re
not all bad people. Back at home,
I have a large room, posh
furniture, and everything is
relatively quiet. Now I’m stuck
in a cramped room with psycho
roommate, and I’m surrounded by
noisy, hyper people all day and
night.

TOCI:
Welcome to college.

ANIELLE:
On top of all that, I’ve gotta
help save the world from the
fear mongers while I go to
classes and do homework. And I
can’t even vent to my boyfriend
about it this week!

TOCI:
I know it’s not exactly what you
were expecting, but it’ll be
okay. You’ll see. And since we’ll
have to see more of each other
anyways, feel free to vent to me.

ANIELLE:
I hate how Joshua assumes ‘cause
I have money that I have no
problems. I may live comfortably,
but it doesn’t take away the drama.
And every time I feel sorry for
him and try to help, he’s mean to
me. I want to be his friend, but
he doesn’t try to get along with
me. He’s one of the few people in
this place I wanna get along with.
I don’t wanna be friends with
everyone. Does that make me a bad
person?

TOCI:
You don’t have to be friends with
everyone. I’m not. I know you’re
a good person deep down ‘cause
you are helping us with the fear
mongers. If you want, I’ll go
brew some calming tea, and we
can chat all-

Some wizards streaking on broomsticks zoom by the window.

TOCI:
I gotta go!

Toci runs out of the room. Anielle hears a lot of girls running down the hall. Anielle laughs and goes back to her program.

Temca Academy, Part 6

INT. TOCI’S ROOM. MORNING.
EST-Half of Toci’s room is covered in plants, pictures of animals, books on organic gardening, and things along that line. The other half looks similar to Circe’s decorations. Anielle looks at it in disgust.

TOCI:
That’s my roommate’s, Agatha.
George and Joshua enter.

GEORGE:
Agatha? She’s hot.

JOSHUA:
We heard what happened down-
stairs. So you got a-

TOCI:
Wait!
(kicks the bed)
Hey you! Time to go!

A half naked man appears from under Toci’s blankets, grabs his pants, and leaves.

JOSHUA:
I didn’t know you had a
boyfriend.

TOCI:
I don’t have a boyfriend. I
met him last night.

GEORGE:
But we were with you last
night!

TOCI:
I remembered why I was going
to the kitchen when I found
you. I was getting some ice
cream out of the refrigerator.
I went back for it, and he was
there, getting a beer, and then
next thing I remember, we were
sleeping together!

JOSHUA:
Are you gonna see him again?

TOCI:
Oh no, he’s not my type.

GEORGE:
Then why did you sleep with him?

TOCI:
He looked thick!

ANIELLE:
Alright, that’s enough! I didn’t
come here to gossip about Toci!
This is serious! We have a fear
monger in this hall! It’s possible
they’ll try to scare us. We’re going
to have to face our fears while we
hunt them down.

GEORGE:
How are we going to get pictures
of everyone’s rooms without
looking perverted or creepy!

TOCI:
We could get spy cameras.

JOSHUA:
I can’t afford that.

TOCI:
Well, someone here can afford
spy cameras for everyone…

They all look at Anielle.

ANIELLE:
(shrugs)
Okay, since I have to. At
least this will fill in
some extra time I’ll have
apparently since my boyfriend
will be busy at a conference.

JOSHUA:
What do you see in that
pompous asshole?

GEORGE:
One person with money gets
with another person with
money so they have twice as
much money.

ANIELLE:
It’s not like that!

TOCI:
Then why?

Anielle has to think for a second.

ANIELLE:
He’s always been there for
me…

JOSHUA:
Except during this conference!

ANIELLE:
Oh great, now it’s my turn
to gossip about my life! Why
do you care?

Before anyone can answer, Circe walks in with Agatha.

AGATHA:
Oh, sorry! We’ll go to Circe’s
room then!

They leave but they do not get far.

CIRCE (O.S.)
Eiww! How did this fly get
in here?

The four look at each other with apprehension. They gather themselves up and run after the fly.

 

INT. DORM HALL. MORNING.

The four come barreling out furiously trying to swat the fly. People give them strange looks, but they ignore it, just concentrating on the fly. They spread out through the hall, try to corner the fly. They use their scepters to close doors that the fly tries to get into. Finally, they corner the fly at the end of the hall near the stairwell. The fly lands on Joshua’s pant zipper, and George swats it. The fly dies as Joshua doubles over in pain.

GEORGE:
Yes! I got the fly!

TOCI:
Both of them! I can brew
something for the pain.
She leaves.

GEORGE:
Now, what was I doing before
this?
(beat)
Oh crap! The first broomstick
football meeting!

George runs down the stairs. Joshua hobbles into the stairwell. Anielle notices the fly’s body morph into the fear monger monster. She kicks it into the stairwell.

JOSHUA (O.S.)
Ow!

Anielle sees the onlookers from the fly incident, laughs embarrassedly, and goes into the stairwell.

Temca Academy, Part 5

INT. ANIELLE’S ROOM. LATE NIGHT.

Anielle climbs into bed, still mad. She lays down angrily and shuts her eyes.

CIRCE:
(singing in her sleep)The boogeyman
is here! The boogeyman is here!

Anielle puts a pillow over her ears and tries to sleep.

 

INT. CAFETERIA. MORNING.

Anielle sits by herself in a very large, crowded sitting area. She has dark circles under her eyes, and she rests her chin in her palms as she sips coffee. Joshua passes by and gives her a look of disgust. Anielle feels annoyed. Circe almost sits by her with her friend, Agatha, from down the hall.

CIRCE:
Hey, this one looks free!
(sees Anielle)
Oh, never mind.

Circe and Agatha walk away, whispering gossip. Anielle is a little surprised. Out of the window, she sees a herd of bats. As they enter the hall and deliver letters and packages to people, Anielle is pleased to see a golden bat flying towards her. She is pleased to see it is from Peter.

PETER (O.S.):
Dear Anielle, I will be very
at a conference this week, so
I will not be able to contact
you. I will be back on Thursday.
If it goes well, I’ll land us a
new contract worth millions of
pieces! Yours truly, Peter.

Anielle now feels really annoyed. She gets up to leave. As she passes Joshua’s table, she expects to see him with a bunch of his friends, cracking jokes about her, but she sees him by himself with a bottle of Old Hag whiskey. She feels a little sad now.

 

INT. DORM HALL. MORNING.

As she walks down the hall, thinking, she notices people seem to be avoiding her.

ANIELLE:
(to herself)
Jealous much?

As she says this, she notices a flash of a fear monger’s leg. She runs to the room.

 

INT. JACK’S ROOM. MORNING.

She peers in and sees her neighbor, Jack, on his laptop reading a letter, which looks like a 3-d scroll. He eventually sees her peering in.

JACK:
What?

ANIELLE:
Nothing. Probably my imagination.

JACK:
Then do you mind?

Anielle reluctantly leaves.

 

INT. DORM HALL. MORNING.

Anielle is almost at her room when she hears Jack’s scream. She runs back over.

 

INT. JACK’S ROOM. MORNING.

She runs in, fearing the worst. She sees Jack standing on his desk chair looking very frightened.

ANIELLE:
What happened?

JACK:
A mouse!

ANIELLE:
That’s it?

JACK:
A really big one! Right
there!

ANIELLE:
Oh, I’ll get it, you big
baby!

She raises her scepter and almost does a spell. Toci walks in.

TOCI:
Wait! Don’t kill it!

ANIELLE:
I have to! You know why!

TOCI:
(whispers)
That’s not a fear monger. The
fear monger put it there.
(louder)
This creature deserves a chance
at life!

ANIELLE:
You do realize we use mice in
some important potions.

TOCI:
Those mice are raised on farms,
and when they die naturally, they
get sent to potion suppliers.

Anielle rolls her eyes and notices Jack is still squirming.

ANIELLE:
Fine. I’ll set it outside.

She points her scepter at the mouse and flies it out the already open window, landing it on the ground. A moment later, a bald eagle swoops down and grabs the mouse. Toci screams.

ANIELLE:
(to Toci)
I think we should talk in
your room.

She pushes Toci, who is still grieving for the mouse, towards her room across the hall.

Temca Academy, Part 4

EXT. DOG HOUSE. LATE NIGHT.

Anielle, Toci, and Joshua run outside and find the laundry room window, which is partially underground. CUT TO George eying some potion. CUT BACK to Anielle.

ANIELLE:
Don’t touch that, you mook!
Help us with the window.

George pushes down the window while the other three pull. They open it as much as they can.

TOCI:
You know what, this is okay.
He can squeeze through this.

GEORGE:
I’ll try.

He climbs through but gets stuck halfway through.

ANIELLE:
Come on! Suck in that beer
gut!

GEORGE:
I don’t have a beer gut! I’m
an all star athlete! I got
into Temca on a broom football
scholarship.

JOSHUA:
Oh, ignore her. She’s just
cranky because they switched
her to dry food.

Anielle glares at Joshua, but they grab George’s hands and help pull it out. Eventually, they succeed, which makes everyone cheer.

TOCI:
We did it! Now let’s go inside!
It’s freezing!

ANIELLE:
It’s a little chilly, but it’s
not freezing. In New York, it
gets to-

TOCI:
Yeah, but I’m Cuban; we don’t
deal with anything cold unless
it’s a mojito!

ANIELLE:
What’s a mojito?

JOSHUA:
It’s a non-magical drink.

ANIELLE:
I should’ve guessed!

GEORGE:
I don’t feel so good!

He runs to the corner, trying to make it to the trashcan. Toci, Anielle, and Joshua run after him, expecting to see him throw up. Instead, they see him standing very still, forgetting he was sick. The other three see it too. A hooded figure in a brown cloak stands before a small, black cauldron. A bright green liquid froths as the figure mutters an enchantment. Suddenly, the cauldron explodes, and a bunch of small but frightening creatures run in all different directions. The four are too scared and confused to really react. One of the creatures runs up to Anielle and smiles wickedly. Anielle kicks it, making it fly into a tree. The hooded figure walks towards them, and they huddle together in a protective manner. The hooded figure’s face can be seen, and it is Babelsama.

BABELSAMA:
So, you saw the whole thing, huh?
Well, I don’t care! You can know
my plan since it has already
begun, and there’s nothing you
can do about it. I have released
the fear mongers!

He expects to get a reaction, but they look at him blankly.

BABELSAMA:
You know, the fear mongers!
(sighs)
You kids obviously didn’t pay
attention to your magical
zoology class! The fear
mongers slowly poison everyone
with fear. Soon, everyone
will controlled by their fears,
and while their fears consume
them, they will be easy targets
of submission. They’ll hear
that I, Babelsama, am the only
cure, and I will rule the world!

The four do not know how to react at first.

TOCI:
That’s crazy!

BABELSAMA:
You think so, huh?

TOCI:
Yes, that’s why I said that.
Those monsters look annoying,
but you think everyone is
going to be-

BABELSAMA:
Bah! These fear mongers change
form so no one will even be
aware of their presence. When
they least suspect it, the
fear mongers will manipulate
the surroundings to present
them with whatever they fear
the most.

JOSHUA:
People face their fears all
the time though! I think
people are braver than you
think.

BABELSAMA:
(laughs derisively)
That’s the beauty of it; most
people are too weak and cowardly
to face their worst fears. The
strong and brave are only a
select few.
(laughs again)

ANIELLE:
What if we killed all the fear
mongers?

Babelsama looks worried for a second but changes his mind.

BABELSAMA:
Good luck! Even if you find a
couple of them, you have twenty
total to get rid of! They could
look like anything-people, trees,
furniture. Young people! Always
convinced you can make a difference!

He laughs and starts to leave. He sees the fear monger Anielle kicked.

BABELSAMA:
Nineteen to find. Whatever.

ANIELLE:
We’re not afraid of you!

BABELSAMA:
You should be!

He tries to leave again.

TOCI:
Did you ever think you haven’t
gotten laid in a while because
you are evil? And very bald!

Babelsama walks up to their faces.

BABELSAMA:
You can insult me all you
want, but you will-

George throws up on him.

GEORGE:
Sorry! Wait, no I’m not!

BABELSAMA:
Ick! I’m gonna have to bring
this in to a clothing sorcerer!
I hate college students!

He finds a vortex and disappears.

GEORGE:
So…what now?

ANIELLE:
Look, we are the only ones
who know about the problem,
and probably the only ones
who will believe it. So, we
gotta work together and solve
this problem! For now, we will
just have to keep an eye out
for unusual behavior.

JOHSUA:
This is college. Define unusual.

ANIELLE:
You know, a-typical for our
peers.

TOCI:
So, how would we know if a
fear monger is there?

ANIELLE:
There’s pictures of the college
on the school’s website. We can
take a snapshot of everything and
compare what’s new. But we don’t
gotta worry about that right now.
Let’s just go to bed. Maybe I’ll
wake up and find this was just a
bad dream. I can’t imagine the
world depending on a hippy, a
dumb jock, and an alcoholic!

JOSHUA:
Not to mention a spoiled brat.

TOCI:
Ugh, it’s so cold! Good night!
She leaves. George follows her.

ANIELLE:
(to Joshua)
I don’t like you.

JOSHUA:
(sarcastically)
No!

Anielle leaves in a huff. Joshua rolls his eyes and follows.