Continued from Part 1: The Party Starts Here…
INT. ST MARY’S ORPHANAGE
(THE AUTHORS walk inside, as a clearly After-Effect’sed in bolt of lightning sounds.)
Blake: Thanks for helping me out with the kids, guys! There are a few of them I’d like you to meet. Like this little guy! What’s up, Enrique?
Enrique: Hola, Senor Blake! Have you come to rid us of our demons?
Blake: Now, Enrique. You know for a fact that my exorcisms don’t happen until the summer months.
(ENRIQUE pouts and walks away. A young girl walks up to BLAKE, and he picks her up. She offers an earbud to him.)
Blake: Oh, hey Sally! You made a new song?
(He turns to the OTHER AUTHORS, mouthing the words “She’s a songwriter.” He puts the earbuds in.)
Blake: Wow! It’s just the sounds of a million drums.. hitting all at once! I love it! Very punk rock!
(SALLY breaks into a toothy grin and scampers off. BLAKE gets up, brushing off his pants. He turns to the AUTHORS.)
Blake: So, we should probably go find Sister Mary now.
(HE leads the AUTHORS into a corridor.)
INT. ST. MARY’S FOYER
(The foyer is dimly lit, with the alone source of light coming from the fireplace at the end of the room. Sitting in front of the fire, in a creepy sounding rocking chair is SISTER MARY. Upon the Authors’ entrance into the room, she stops rocking)
St. Mary: Come forward, new volunteers.
(Deterred by the eerie setting, the Authors stay put)
St. Mary: I said (fire spontaneously burns bigger and brighter) COME FORWARD!
(After a moment of silence amongst the Authors, GIANT HAWK steps forward)
Giant Hawk: Yes, Sister Mary?
(Sister Mary claps her hands, turning the foyer’s lights on. She gets up, presenting herself now in a more pleasant manner. She then advances forward, shaking hands with Giant Hawk)
St. Mary: Greetings young man, and welcome to my institution. Who may all you be?
Giant Hawk: Oh, hello. Well, we are the Authors of the Poptropica Help Blog, and –
St. Mary: Oh, that’s right! The Poptropica Help Blog! *murmur* I knew Popstar Humiliation Blog was too forward a name… *murmur*
Giant Hawk: What?
St. Mary: Never mind that. *ahem* Now, excuse the question, but are you the young man who contacted me earlier? Because you don’t sound nearly as delusional.
Giant Hawk: Delusional? Oh! You must mean Blake.
(Everyone turns around, discovering Blake outside the room, in the hallway, playing a Mighty Action Force card game with Sammy Fresh)
Sam: Blam-a-Sam-Sam! I won agan!
Blake: Ah man! This game is totally rigged!
Sam: Aight, homie. If you gon’ play like that, Imma let you in on something! The key to the game is-
(SAM is cut off by the AUTHORS entering the commons.)
HP: Hey Blake, we found Sister Mary and gave her those gifts you bought for the kids. Now, there was this really weird present in salmon-colored wrapping paper..
Blake: Wait. SALMON-colored?
SD: Yeah. We didn’t know what to do with it, so we just gave it to Sister Mary with the rest of them.
Blake: You guys! That was the office Christmas present to Fishy! You know, that new diamond-encrusted trout she wanted so much?
HP: Yeah, she said it was reel-y expensive..
(Cut to BLAKE holding HP off the roof by his shirt collar.)
Blake: I swear to Zeus, if you make ONE MORE FISH PUN, I’m gonna drop you off.
HP: What the shell, Blake? No need to harbor such a grudge!
Blake: THAT’S IT!
(The other authors walk out as HP falls on them from below.)
Paul: You made fish puns in front of Blake again, didn’t you?
HP: Yes. But that’s not important right now… I think I landed on my boughs of holly..
(BLAKE jumps off the roof, landing in a perfect acrobatic somersault.)
Blake: So, we need to think of a way to get that present back. Anyone got a plan?
Blake: Alright, SD! What’s your idea!
SD: Um… well… I remember seeing this Christmas special where they broke in to get the present back.. but this place looks like it has a really high-maintenance security syste-
(A SIZZLE OF ELECTRICITY is heard as Paul cuts the wire on the security system, disabling it.)
Paul: Oh, sorry. I took a few months of Burglary Academy a year ago, and..
Blake: Great! We’ll come back tonight and get the present.
To be continued…