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.