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 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 16

INT. TOCI’S ROOM. AFTERNOON.

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

TOCI:
This is great practice for
my apothecary!

ANIELLE:
Trust me, running a real business
is a lot more complicated. Look
how dry this Magical Accounting
book is!

TOCI:
(reads)
The purpose of this book is to
account for the transactions of
any given magical business…Ugh,
I’m already bored! Why are you
doing this?

ANIELLE:
I have to! My dad wants me to
to marry Peter and take over the
family business.

TOCI:
Doesn’t he care about your opinion?

ANIELLE:
More than his own?

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

CIRCE:
We better go to my room. We
wouldn’t wanna trespass!

ANIELLE:
You gave me an idea!

TOCI:
That’s a first!

ANIELLE:
True. Why don’t we switch rooms?

AGATHA:
You want to be my roommate?

ANIELLE:
God no! You go live with Circe
and I’ll stay here with Toci.

AGATHA:
Okay, if you don’t mind all of
the creepy plants!

ANIELLE:
I’ll take creepy plants over
a mentally challenged vampire!

CIRCE:
How did you know I’m a vampire?

ANIELLE:
You’re not a vampire.

CIRCE:
How do you know?

ANIELLE:
You eat garlic all the time!

CIRCE:
Then how come I feel…the
Darkness?

ANIELLE:
Go discuss it with your new
roommate.

Circe and Agatha hug excitedly and run off.

TOCI:
I’m so excited that we’re roommates!

ANIELLE:
It could be fun.

TOCI:
I’m easy to live with. If I have
a guy over, I’ll have an x on
the door. And you can do the
same when you bring a guy home.

ANIELLE:
Peter wouldn’t do it here.

TOCI:
So? Other guys will!

Anielle shakes her head but laughs.

 

EXT. CAFETERIA COURTYARD. AFTERNOON.

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

MEDINA:
Eighties’ party, huh? Boy,
that takes me back…

ANIELLE:
Got any of your old music?

MEDINA:
Sure. I’ll lend them to you
as long as it doesn’t interfere
with your homework.

ANIELLE:
Chad and I already finished.

TOCI:
Two months early? You?

ANIELLE:
Chad has the same passion for
books and learning as you do.

Kristof appears as if from nowhere.

KRISTOF:
Good afternoon, my friends!
Medina looks a bit nettled.

MEDINA:
You know what’s weird, Kristof?
Ever since I started therapy
with you, I’ve seen more and
more bugs wherever I go!

KRISTOF:
Good! I mean, it’s you share.
Come to my office and tell me more.

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

GEORGE:
I think that proves he’s one of
the fear mongers!

ANIELLE:
How horrible! People go to him to
get rid of their fears, and he
makes it appear more often than ever!

TOCI:
I should go to him and convince him
that I’m afraid of the Las Vegas
Chippendales!

JOSHUA:
It won’t be easy to kill him since
there are always people around him.

GEORGE:
It’s easy if they’re distracted. I
killed the other one while I was
eating lunch in DC with the broom
football team. They were distracted
by this hot girl jogging, so I made
the dude choke on his chicken bone.

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

RUNNING GIRL:
I see a beach…I see a beach…
It’s not working! Visual therapy
doesn’t work!

She and the dog run out of sight.

ANIELLE:
Hmm. We probably should’ve
helped her.

 

INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.

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

TOCI:
Do you think Kristof will
show up?

ANIELLE:
Well, it’s a student party,
but it wouldn’t surprise me
if he found an excuse to gate
crash. We should have a game
plane if he does show.

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

GEORGE:
Boo! I was hoping to have the
night off.

JOSHUA:
I think for now we’ll just plan
on improvising. Like, George
wasn’t planning on his kill-he
just saw an opportunity.

ANIELLE:
So, we’ll just have to stay
alert just in case. This means
no drinking.

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

JOHSUA:
You know what, maybe it won’t
be so hard to kill him after all…

Anielle smiles and shakes her head.

Temca Academy, Part 14

INT. CAFETERIA. NOON.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEORGE:
Well, what are you afraid of?

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

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

GEORGE:
Come on, seriously.

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

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

Toci and George start to object.

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

Joshua snickers.

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

JOSHUA:
I will never get bored of that!

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

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

GEORGE:
That would be great.

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

 

INT. LECTURE HALL. NIGHT.

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

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

He wants to meet you all.

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

 

INT. CAFETERIA. NIGHT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANIELLE:
You both are being counterproductive.

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

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

He laughs mischievously and leaves.

TOCI:

He’s creepy. But totally right.