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The living room again. Mr. Magini has been tied to
Grandma Edna's rocking chair. Hannah is sitting on
the couch. Jake has taken up his space behind the
Good to go.
I hope you told us the truth.
Dishonesty was your flaw, not mine, little girl.
Okay, here we go.
We hear footsteps coming down the stairs. Jake
hunkers down. Grandma Edna is seen coming down on
the arm of Mom.
And it was dark and rumbly and I was just bouncing
Mom. I think that it's time that you sat down and
rested. First you're seeing things and Hannah's making
up lies, and my husband...we'll I have no clue what's
wrong with him... I just want to know why all this
craziness is going on in my...
She looks up to see the living room in
disarray...and Mr. Magini tied up.
House...oh no! Please don't tell me...don't tell
me...don't tell me.
Don't even try to tell me...I can't even believe
this...Oh, Mr. Magini I am so sorry...
Mom you have to clear the field of battle?
(Coming to below the couch.)
I have had enough of you, young lady! I have warned you
and warned you. Now you are going to get the worst
punishment that I can think of! This is beyond...
Mom, we don't have much time here...
You won't have much time left on this earth when I get
through with you...
Footsteps are heard above. Hannah turns around.
She squares up her stance...
Mom, I love you...and I'm sorry.
You haven't even begun to be sorry...
No sorry in advance...for this.
Hannah gently shoves Grandma Edna back into a
rolling chair. She flies back out of the way.
Before Mom can look back Hannah has jumped up and
tackled her onto the couch. Hannah fights with her
to keep her down. Soon Dad comes walking down the
stairs. He has his spear poised in one hand and
his butcher knife in the other. He has smeared
himself in makeup like war paint and stands at the
foot of the stairs...
So, you little gutter-urchin, where are you hiding the
little beast? I have no problem skewering little kids
who get in my way.
Honey, how could you even say such a thing like...
(Covering Mom's mouth)
He's not behind this couch, so whatever you do don't
look there... Again, sorry Mom...
(Taking giant steps forward.)
Manhandle my dearest love will you! Why I!
Dad suddenly feels a presence rising behind him.
Jake, seeing that the space is clear deftly spins
Dad around. Dad's eyes narrow with wicked glee. He
thrusts with the spear but Jake grabs it and spins
it out of his grip. Dad stumbles a bit and kicks
Jake back to make more room between them.
(Struggling to keep Mom down)
Remember not to hurt him!
Tell HIM that!
Dad and Jake square off, the circle each other.
Dad takes the first move and makes some sweeping
thrusts. Jake narrowly avoids them. Dad makes a
couple more slices. This time Jake is ready for
them and catches Dad's wrist in his paws. He
smartly cuffs Dad's wrist and he drops the knife.
Jake let's go to kick the knife away. Dad holds
his hand in pain.
Ouch! You villain!
I'm just trying to help!
Then hold still!
Dad tries to put a strangle hold on him but Jake
is ready again. He throws Dad's arms aside. Dad
loses his balance and falls to his knees! Jake
rears back his arm to strike one final blow. Mom
breaks free of Hannah.
Someone call the police! Don't do it!!!
I hope this works!
He takes his swipe! Dad gives a high pitched
scream of fear. But Jake's aim was high and all it
does is swipe off the Hunter's cap. Dad falls back
and looks dizzy.
I didn't hurt him.
What's going on...I don't know what's happening.
Hannah let's Mom up. Mom grabs the spear from the
floor and tries to put herself in between Hannah
and Jake, pointing it at him.
I'm sorry that I had to do it like this but I needed
you to see the truth. Mr. Magini said that all we had
to do was get him to take the costume off and that he
would be his old self but I knew it was going to take a
fight. Do you see now Mom?
I might...what...what am I seeing?
(Gently stepping in front.)
Mom, I present to you, Jake.
Jake kneels down and allows Hannah to touch his
head. She gently tries to take his mask off.
Lights flash and sparks fly. Maybe even a few
light bulbs burst. It is dark for an instant. The
lights slowly dim back on and we see little Jake
standing in the middle of the living room with his
original costume on. Mom is stunned.
All that from a few extra cookies...
Did we blow a fuse? What happened?
I think I believe you now.
You think? I think Mr. Magini can do all the
Mom looks at Mr. Magini. She looks at the spear in
her hands and hefts it like a club.
Yes, maybe you can Mr. Magini.
(Giving a nervous chuckle)
I think I prefer the wolf.
Meet Momma Wolf. Well... you can start explaining.
END OF SCENE
The Kitchen Counter. Mom, Dad, Hannah and Jake all
sit around over a plate of cookies and milk.
Grandma Edna is sleeping on the couch.
I'm so sorry that I didn't believe you!
I'm sorry that I gave you a reason not to. Are we okay?
More than okay... I love you kid...
I love you too.
Are we okay, big sis.
Yeah...you little creep.
I knew that you really cared.
I still don't understand what happened!
Geez, honey, we made Mr. Magini explain it three times,
what don't you get...wait, where is Mr. Magini anyway?
I don't know.
Jake giggles, all eyes are one him.
Jake what did you do?
Mr. Magini comes skipping down the stairs wearing
the Little Red Riding Hood cape. He carries a
(In a sweet childlike voice)
I hope I can get to Grandmother's house in enough time!
It's getting dark.
He skips merrily out the door. There are two beats
I'll believe it if you will...
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