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INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.
Toci is tending to one of her plants in a very skimpy outfit. Anielle puts on her sneakers to complete her cheerleader ensemble (which is red and black with a black cat logo). Toci hums.
Are you in a good mood because
you think your slutty outfit is
going to work?
I’m happy because the weekend is
here. Aren’t you?
I don’t get a weekend. I have cheer practice
tonight and work Saturday and Sunday. It’s
a pain, but I gotta work because my dad won’t
give me spending money anymore. Then again,
I wonder what the point of having spending money
if I don’t have time to spend it!
Joshua enters wearing a junior crime solver outfit. Toci is about to leave when she sees him.
Going to work, huh?
Yeah. I can give you a ride to
Sepia Street since it looks like
we’re both about to work there.
Toci does not seem offended but still glares at him.
Wish me luck!
No. It’s just too ridiculous.
But have fun!
Oh, I will. Believe me, I will have fun!
You’re going to work on Sepia Street on
a Friday night? Isn’t it one of their busiest
Yes, which is why I’m going tonight-more
potential witnesses. Plus, I wanna have my
Saturday night free to whisk you away to
a nice dinner.
What’s the occasion?
Your glamorous new job! Do I need
a reason to spoil you?
Just be careful, okay?
What’s the fun in that?
Now, I better go before I rip
that sexy outfit off you.
Okay, bye you!
See you soon, babe!
They kiss and Joshua leaves. George (wearing his broom football uniform) comes in.
Ready to go?
No. I mean, I will, but I kind of feel
rooted to the spot. It’s like that kiss
was the last one I’d have with him.
Oh, I see. Now you think you’re
Ugh! If I hear about that hag one
more time today…I’ll …
I don’t know!
Vamenos. Even I know that, and I’m
INT. DRAGON HEART SHOES. LATE AFTERNOON.
BG-a small store with shoe boxes lining the walls and a few display shelves. Anielle is sitting behind the register looking really bored while Circe has her head against the wall.
That’s the third time today! Madame
Fate said this guy was going to work
for a glorious new leader that will
surface at Temca!
Oh, it’s so exciting to work next
door to a real psychic!
Anielle snorts in disbelief.
Everyone on campus is talking about
getting a reading done. I have her
booked in two weeks! When are you
When I sprout wings and fly into a rainbow!
I’ve always wanted to do that!
Anielle rolls her eyes. The door opens with a jingle and SCOTTERINA (a very large woman wearing designer clothes and carrying designer shopping bags) walks in. Circe doesn’t move so Anielle goes to tend to her.
Welcome to Dragon Heart Shoes. How
may I help you?
Yes, do you have the purple heels with
the dirt protection spell?
Yes, it’s right in front of you.
Oh, so it is! Can you hand it to me?
Anielle walks over and hands her the shoe that is right in front of her.
Do you have it in a size eight?
That is a size eight. You can try them on.
Scotterina sits down in a chair that barely holds her weight. Anielle grabs the shoe and stoops down. She raises her eyebrows as she sees her feet are obviously bigger than a size eight. She takes off her shoe and tries to hide her disgust at the smell. She barely squeezes the shoe on.
Oh, that’s perfect! I’ll take them!
Great! That will be fifty pieces.
Fifty pieces! No, thank you! If you
have any sales, go down to Scotterina’s
Furniture and ask for the owner. Then I’ll
She puts her old shoe back on and leaves.
That is the sales price! She won’t like
it when they go back to eighty!
She picks up the shoes she tried on and sprays some cleanser potion on it.
Working hard is fun to do with a friend!
I hate this job!
INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.
Anielle is waiting on her bed in nice clothes. Toci enters carrying two small boxes, one of which smells badly.
You’re probably wondering what’s
in the boxes.
With you, I try not to ask.
I found some non-magical food that
will turn him on without it being date
rape! Dark chocolate and oysters!
Don’t serve them at the same time!
Duh. Hey, look at you all dressed up!
Where are you off to?
Probably nowhere. I haven’t seen or
heard from Joshua since last night.
He hasn’t come back to the Dog House
in almost twenty-four hours, and he
won’t respond to my messages.
Maybe he pulled an all nighter at work.
Sergeant Cassius hasn’t heard from him
either. If he doesn’t respond in an hour,
he says he’ll be considered a missing person
and his case will be turned over to a crime
solver to find him!
Toci tries to give Anielle a hug, but Anielle recoils.
I appreciate the thought, but you wreak!
What are you going to do?
I’m going to look for him. I don’t trust his
peace officer department. First, they hand
off a murder case to a junior crime solver and
then they let him work Sepia Street without any
back up or messages to check on him until a day
later. It’s like they’re trying to punish him for
caring about a crime they deemed unimportant!
Plus, I can’t say why yet, but I think Madame
Fate is connected to it.
She’s just a psychic!
She’s meddling with Temca! She puts up
posters in the middle of the night, becomes
popular on campus rapidly, and then starts
telling people they’ll work for a glorious new
leader. That’s the exact kind of thing Babelsama
Wait, so you think Madame Fate and
Babelsama kidnapped your boyfriend to
stop him from investigating the death of
that prostitute? That’s a little-
Don’t call me crazy! You’re the one
trying to seduce your boyfriend with
Fair enough. So, when do we start looking
You know George and I will help you.
We’re his friends too. Besides, even if
you do something nutty, we’ll be doing
it with you cuz we’re friends, and we
stick by each other no matter what!
Thanks! Where’s George?
He said something about a blind date…