Scene 1-Puffy Ami Yumi Tour Limo/Thousand Sunny, TV/Movie room
(It's September and it's storming out. Rose Quartz is playing Mario Kart 8 with Ruby, Kaito, and Sapphire. Just before they could race again, the lights suddenly go out as do the TV and gaming system.)
Rose Quartz: *clinging to a couch pillow.* Auntie, mommy, daddy?
Sapphire: *comforting her future daughter by hugging her.* Don't be scared, Rosie. It's just the electricity.
Ruby: *after turning on a flashlight and lighting a candle with a ball of red magic.* It's only a power outage, nothing to be scared of.
Rose Quartz: I've been wondering. How did you and mommy meet the caballeros?
Ruby: Now that's a story. Um, sis. Why don't you and Kaito go get one of those tabletop games I like from my room?
Kaito and Sapphire: Ok.
(The two of them, leaving Ruby and Rose Quartz alone for now.)
Ruby: It all started when your mom and I left home. We had gotten off the last train into the city, now all that was left was to find a place to live.
Scene 2-Penn Station, later outside in NYC
(The young 8 year old Sapphire and 9 year old Ruby had just high-tailed it out and had ran outside to the street of New York City. Sapphire is taking in the sights and sounds of the city, even eyeing some Broadway posters.)
Ruby: We made it, sis. New York, the city that never sleeps. They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Speaking of which, we need to find a home, or an apartment at least. Go ask that guy over there where the low end places are. *Sapphire shyly clings to her.* Oh that's right, you can't say anything. Get some sundry supplies. Nuts, dried fruit, and some chocolate for special days, like when we get a house.
(Sapphire nods her head and runs off to find some.)
Rose Quartz: *having noticed the caballeros standing in the doorway, listening, Donald holding a flashlight.* Hey, what are you 3 doing here?
Scene 3-Puffy Ami Yumi Tour Limo/Thousand Sunny, TV/Movie room
Ruby: *looks up to see the caballeros.* Oh, hey there. I was just sharing how we first met you guys and started our career as would be starlets. I remember when we first met you 3 in NYC. Back then, the House of Mouse was still in business. My poor little sister, she was quiet after she saw something she didn't want to speak of.
Panchito: How can we forget? Pobre Sapphire. She wouldn't say anything but she liked hanging with José.
Ruby: Whenever I came home from school I was like, "Where's Sapph?" And then you or Donald would say--
Donald: She's hanging with Joe.
Ruby: It was always with José.
José: Ok, I admit. It was cute when she hung out with me in Central Park after our shows. I told Ruby we had to be patient with her little sister, let her talk when she thinks it's time.
Ruby: I agreed with him naturally. I had been rather quiet as a child, only talking when I felt ready, but even I was a little concerned about my sister's solemn silence.
José: And then one day, Sapphire opened up and told me why, bursting into tears. The reason Sapph was quiet was because of her seeing the stepfather sexually abuse someone around her age. She was too scared to tell anyone but finally our patience paid off. By the time she told her tale, she broke down crying, glad to have escaped from the same fate, that she got it off her chest, and relieved that she didn't have to be scared anymore.
Rose Quartz: That sounds terrible. I didn't know that happened to Mommy.
Ruby: That's because you were raised in a home where your parents love you and would NEVER think of hurting you on purpose, Rosie.
Rose Quartz: At least she wasn't sexually abused by that mean stepfather.
Scene 4-NYC, inside the apartment, kitchen
(Ruby is busy doing homework when the kitchen door is heard opening and closing.)
Sapphire: Big sis? *Ruby looks up in surprise to see her sister smiling.*
Ruby: What happened, Sapph? Wait, you spoke. Are you finally ready to tell me what happened?
Sapphire: Uh huh.
(She then walks over and writes down what had happened. José hands the paper to Ruby also explaining to Ruby.)
Ruby: If it's about our stepfather, I know he's a terrible man, but Mom wanted a stable father figure in our lives. I suffered in silence, but when you started not talking at all, I knew it was time to leave. We had to get out of there, no matter how long it took and what method we used to get here. Have you ever known me to do something as impulsive as running away from home? The reason why I agreed to run away with you is because I'd wanted to do it for a long time as well.
Sapphire: *hugging her sister as Donald rushes over to the kitchen asking what's going on.* Thanks, sis. *turning to José.* And thank you, José. *hugs him too.*
Donald: Wak! You-you spoke.
Sapphire: Yes, I did. Have a little faith in me next time, Mr. Anger Face.
Ruby and José: *giggle*
Scene 5-Puffy Ami Yumi Tour Limo/Thousand Sunny, TV/Movie room
Rose Quartz: She always hung out with Joe because of her small crush on him.
Ruby: What? How did you know?
Rose Quartz: Mommy told me about that bit.
Rose Quartz: I wonder when her love for singing started.
Ruby: We've been singing ever since we were little, but I was more the writer of the two of us, both of words and of music. I may have garnered the attention of the Angel of Music himself, but my sister is a marvelous muse in her own right.
Panchito: And it shows.
Donald: We've got Professor Owl to thank for that.
Rose Quartz: After you and Sapph became the lead singers, did you ever see them again?
Ruby: It's funny you should mention that. One hot day, Phineas decided to have us go on a trip to Acapulco Beach as a surprise present for my sister on her 18th birthday which was that hot day. Coincidentally, she had just finished being in an all girls English cast of Jekyll and Hyde as the leads.
José: Ha ha, I remember. Oswald had given her the title roles as a present.
Donald: Now being 18 at the time, Sapphire decided it had been the time to show off a few things.
Scene 6-Acapulco Beach
(19 year old Ruby along with Ami is trying to coax out her sister just turned 18 Sapphire who had just put on a new swimsuit (royal purple bikini with neon blue polka dots) she had gotten so far during her stay. Yumi is already outside getting a tan.)
Ruby: Sis, do you have your swimsuit on yet?
Sapphire: *from within her booth.* H-hai.
Ami: Are you coming out of there then?
Sapphire: *embarrassed.* Um, I don't know.
Phineas: *goes over to them.* What's the matter Ruby?
Ruby: It's my sister. She's never shown off her curves before and she's a little nervous.
Sapphire: And I'm not coming out of this darn booth! *noise is heard outside.* Oh no, perverted hooligan outside. I knew I shouldn't have picked out that bikini.
Ruby: Come on. Our stepfather is dead, so who's here to criticize? I'm sure all you'll be getting is appreciative stares before they pass on to something else. Yup, people just have that much of a short attention span when it comes to beach bodies… most of them anyway.
Phineas: Um, Ruby, why don't we go investigate the disturbance with Ami and Yumi. If your sister doesn't want to come out that's fine. But I'm sure her surprise would be disappointed. *winks at Ruby*
Sapphire: *mentally* I get the feeling that this won't sound like a good surprise. But at least no one will see my bikini. YES!
Ruby: Disturbance? *pretends to check her phone* Oh dear, that does sounds serious. Phineas, take me there. If Sapph wants to stay in there, not getting a tan, that's fine with me.
Rose Quartz: *over the flashback as Ruby, Ami, and Phineas leave.* I'm guessing there was some way you got her out of there, right?
Ruby: *over the flashback.* Yup.
(Cut to some time later, Sapphire is singing as she starts to cover up her swimsuit with a tropical ensemble.)
Sapphire: Bow down you clowns, answer to me. Show them what you'll be for the great Conchita. Savor the flavors from around the world. They will know that everything's the señorita's. *hears a noise. turns to the entrance of the tent.* Phineas, I know you, Ruby, and Ferb are out there. I won't come out of this changing room, not even if the surprise was--*suddenly grabbed from behind causing her to drop her orange striped Bermuda shirt onto the floor.* Whoa!
???: (covers Sapphire's eyes over her glasses) Guess who?
Sapphire: Um, you're messing with me, right?
???: I wish. Don't be shy.
Sapphire: Well...*reaches down to grab her orange striped Bermuda shirt.*
Ferb: *from somewhere.* Oh, kiss her. We all know she likes you.
Sapphire: *calling out to Ferb.* Ferb, it was just a crush. Yeesh. *grabs her orange striped Bermuda shirt, starting to button it with some difficultly as her eyes are still covered.* Have you seen Perry? The boys have been looking for him.
Ruby: *from somewhere, holding Perry up.* I found him while looking for seashells. He was very wet, so I thought maybe he went swimming. He even had this interesting mask and snorkel on.
Perry: *platypus noise from somewhere.*
Sapphire: (deep breath ending with a sigh) Will you please get your hands off my eyes? I'm not in the mood for games, I just wanna hide. Plus, it's really hard for me to button my shirt at the moment. *with some difficulty, she finally manages to button the last button of the shirt, thus covering her swimsuit top* Ah, here we go. Now where are my white shorts? I could've sworn I brought them with me for the trip to cover up the swimsuit bottoms.
???: Do they have pockets?
Sapphire: Yes they do. How did you know?
(He uncovers her eyes and does a magic trick. He then whips out white shorts.)
???: Are these what you're looking for?
Sapphire: Yes they--Hey! YOU GIVE THEM BACK!!
???: Ha ha! So the shorts are yours. Well then, come and make me, senhorita!
(Sapphire lunges at him to grab her shorts only to have him slip through her grasp. Sapphire has an angry pout and almost has the urge to run out after him but she restrains herself. Only to have it rekindled when she sees everyone at looking at her. She had fallen out of the cabana she was changing in, and everyone can see her suit.)
Sapphire: Eep. *trying to pull her shirt down to cover her whole swimsuit.* Oooh, *through her teeth.* when I get my hands on that hooligan...
Passersby: *noticing Sapphire's swimsuit.* Nice suit. Where did she get that? Is it Dolce and Cabana? Banana Republic? Designer?
Sapphire: *a small blush forms on her cheeks. Yumi goes over to her.*
Yumi: Geez, Sapph you really gotta not let insecurities get to you. *helps Sapphire up.*
Sapphire: Hey Yumi. Thanks for helping me up. *dusts the sand off of her.* Now then, have you seen some hooligan? He swiped my white shorts.
Yumi: Did you see what he looked like?
Sapphire: No I didn't. It was dark in the changing cabana.
Phineas: *heard somewhere.* Hey, where's Perry?
Ruby: *heard somewhere.* I had him in my hands just a minute ago, but I felt something drop and run off.
Sapphire: *gulp* I don't want anyone to see me in this.
Yumi: Why? As Ruby said your stepfather's dead.
Sapphire: It's not my stepfather I'm worried about.
(They hear a thud further up the beach.)
Sapphire and Yumi: Eh?
Yumi: Did a cabana fall over?
Sapphire: Or else it's that hooligan. *straightens her glasses.* Come on, let's go after him. *run over to the palm trees only to find Perry who makes his trademark noise.* Oh, hi Perry. Have you seen the hooligan? *They look nearby Perry and see José Carioca holding Sapphire's cover up shorts talking with his amigos.* *gasp.* Why I oughta--hmm. *an idea formulates and she rubs her hands together with glee.* And I will oughta..hee hee.
(The girls whisper to each other Sapphire's scheme, and high five each other. Yumi starts to walk over to them while Sapphire hides.)
Yumi: Lovely weather we're having today, gentlemen. I hope it continues to be that way.
José: Ah, Yumi. Como vai? *Unnoticed by him, Sapphire swipes her white cover up shorts and slips them back on over her swimsuit bottoms.*
Sapphire: *mentally as the conversation goes on.* Phew, thank goodness I got them back. But I'm still not through with him yet. How can I be sure that he never does that again? Karate chop? No, too obvious and I'd get caught. *notices a coconut near her feet and picks it up. A smile forms on her face.* Ah ha. *aims carefully and then tosses it to the back of José's head. It hits him--bonk!*
???: Joe, are you ok?
José: *rubbing the back of his head.* I think so.
Sapphire: *mentally.* Ha, maybe this will teach him to not steal clothes from people. *runs off.*
(As she runs off, Sapphire notices the wind getting a bit stronger than she thought it'd be. In fact, it almost blows her sunhat away.)
Sapphire: Whoa, strong winds today. *clings onto her sunhat.* Perhaps there's a strong storm coming or else a helicopter landing somewhere. *notices the clouds are white.* No storm. Oh well, no matter I shall sing so I can let that storm know that I'm not afraid.
(She wraps her arms about herself after making sure her hat is still on her and sings to herself, "Alice in Dreamland." Before she could start into the first verse of the song that earned her praise as Jekyll and Hyde in Japan "This is the moment", her hat is blown off. She turns to where it's going and starts to chase after it. By the time she catches her breath, she finds her hat up on a tree.)
Sapphire: Oh you've gotta be kidding me. *sigh.* I might as well...*stretches her arms and legs and is about to attempt to climb up the tree.*
José: Mulher bonita? *Sapphire turns to him, and is surprised to see him. But even more surprised when she sees him holding her sun hat. He hands it to her.* Think of it as an apology from earlier.
Sapphire: *turns away.* Thanks, but I don't think that's enough proof. *a thought forms in her head.* Unless...
José: Unless what?
(Sapphire puts on her sunhat and turns to him, the sunhat hiding her eyes from looking at him.)
Sapphire: Forget it, it's a stupid question. That aside, look I'm already irritated enough as it is because I haven't had the chance to relax. So please just leave me alone. *storms off past him. then stops and turns to him* And one more thing, you've heard of the saying what goes around comes around, right? *She then lifts up one of her hands revealing she swiped his hat, a smile on her face.* Now we're even.
José: *noticing the hat in Sapphire's hand he feels on top of his head to find it missing. a smile creeps onto his face.* Hey.
Sapphire: (giggle) *tosses it back to him and starts to walk off.*
José: Well, I guess I'll be going now. Adios. *he starts to walk off too.*
Ruby: Hey sis. *Sapphire turns to see her sister in a teal one piece swimsuit.* Did you get your sunhat back?
Sapphire: Yes, yes I did. *turns again.*
Ruby: Where are you going?
Sapphire: If I'm going to relax after just recently being the title stars of Jekyll and Hyde, I've got to find a secluded place.
Ruby: Geez, sis. You're really adamant about not showing your swimsuit. And yet your shirt and shorts show off your curves perfectly.
Sapphire: Darn right I--oh I didn't think of that.
Ruby: Well then, have fun sis. You know, I'm surprised you didn't recognize that charming bird yet, in your haste to get your hat and cover up shorts back.
Sapphire: Excuse me?
Ruby: He said he really wondered how you were doing. Since we kept moving around, we didn't really have a means for him to contact us. Particularly as we were on the tour bus--sorry, tour limo, getting singing lessons and learning self-advocacy among other things.
Sapphire: I think I'll figure it out later. *sigh.* I just wanna clear my mind.
(Sapphire walks off and finds a secluded spot, and after setting up her neon blue beach towel with Chinese styled pink beach umbrella, she sets her stuff down and relaxes, pondering what to write today.)
Sapphire: *her writing mojo gotten on she doesn't notice rustling in the grass.* Hmm..I could write another story, but which one should it be? Maybe I'll let it come to me. *She hums a bit writing in her notebook as she does. She then stops to look at her writing and laughs.* No way that's gonna fit in my story, but it would work as an individual story. Maybe I can make bonus stories, some between each chapter of the story, others random. Yes, this could work. *A smile on her face forms but suddenly fades away when she sees the ocean waters glowing from the sun.* *sigh.* *She closes her eyes.* Maybe I shouldn't have come here. Maybe I should just pack up and go home. I feel humiliated. *starts humming to herself again, to take her mind off of what's happened so far. She doesn't notice someone had started singing somewhere. Noticing it seemed to fit the tune she was humming she stops humming and opens her eyes, taking off her sunhat and letting her hair billow down.* So this is what my sister meant. *Her glasses wearing eyes are covered again.* *a small smile forming on her face.* José Carioca, I know it's you.
José: *uncovers her eyes.* I was wondering when you'd figure it out. *sits down beside Sapphire after asking her first and she agrees.* I haven't heard from you in years. What in the world were you doing?
Sapphire: Trust me, you don't know the crazy stuff the girls and I went through. Don't get me started on us running into a vampire band once. Also, I can't think straight when I'm angry or flustered.
José: I know. Sorry if we used force back there, but I would have never gotten to see you otherwise. *Sapphire says nothing back. Instead she turns to look at the view* Don't tell me you're not speaking again.
Sapphire: Relax, I'm just looking at the view. It's beautiful.
José: It really is. *sees notebook in her lap* Still writing, eh?
Sapphire: Is that a problem?
José: No. I'm just wondering what's going through your head right now.
Baby Mario: *heard from somewhere.* Kissy-kissy! *Sapphire turns to the sound.*
Baby Luigi: *heard from somewhere.* Mawio!
Sapphire: They're not mine just so you know. *calling out.* Oh dear. Baby Peach and Baby Daisy want to build a sandcastle and they were wondering where their two friends went.
Baby Mario+Baby Luigi: Yike! Coming, Peach and Daisy! *rush off.*
Sapphire: *sigh* Leave it to Mario's younger self to spoil things. Nonetheless, I'm glad to see you again.
José: *plants a kiss on her cheek.* It's good to see you too.
Sapphire: (blush) Um, yes. Of course. *ahem* Anyways, remember that club you and your amigos used to be guests at along with being performers?
José: Of course. But House of Mouse is closed now. Kind of sad really.
Sapphire: Not exactly. Check under your hat. *José does so and finds a pamphlet* That's right, I showed Ferb some photos of it and he took the idea to Phineas.
José: They're restoring it?
Sapphire: Yup. Mickey approved of it, and not only that. He managed to dig up an old contact in his address book and they're performing as a pre-grand reopening act which is this year as they finally finished restoring it, although we did have a few soft openings as restoration for it went on. I am a bit guilty of adding a few touches of my own to it.
José: Aren't they a little young to run the club?
Sapphire: Yes and no. In terms of physical appearance they are young. However, in terms of experience they aren't young. And um, sorry about throwing the coconut earlier.
José: It's okay.
(The two of them laugh and reminisce as elsewhere...)
???: One thing's for sure, her not wanting to show off her swimsuit reminds me of a song.
???: Oh rly? Which one, Donald? (Donald whispers to him) You're kidding.
Donald: I wish.
???: It could work, but we'll have to slightly alter the lyrics.
Donald: But we don't even know--*the two of them don't notice that Sapphire willingly had slipped off her orange striped Bermuda shirt like a jacket revealing the bandeau styled royal purple neon blue polka dot bikini top of her swimsuit until ??? sees--*
???: Hola, what have we here? *Donald turns around to see this. The two of them have an idea and slip away.*
José: Well, I'd best leave. Can't keep my amigos waiting. We've got a show to do.
Sapphire: Hey, so do the girls and I. Go on ahead then, I'm sure your public wouldn't want to be kept waiting.
Mike the Mic: *heard in the distance as José leaves.* And now, the mouse and rabbit that everyone love, Mickey and Oswald!
(Sapphire smiles and decides to put her Bermuda shirt and cover up shorts away after putting her notebook away muttering, "No more hiding. I should enjoy myself. Besides this day hasn't been so bad after all." We turn to the main stage that had been set up during the ruckus.)
Oswald: Say, Mick.
Mickey: Yeah, Oswald?
Oswald: One of the performers for this show told me a funny thing that happened today.
Oswald: He found it so interesting, he and his pals decided to do a song about it. And now folks, here they are doing this song; the Three Caballeros!
(Through applause, Donald slides out onto the stage in an aloha shirt followed by José and ???, both of them wearing sunglasses. Kaito appears beside the secluded spot Sapphire's at and a spotlight shines on him.)
Kaito: *calling to Sapphire who had just slipped off her tropical ensemble revealing her royal purple with neon blue polka dots swimsuit ensemble (bandeau top with skirt bottom).* Hey, do you have your bikini on yet?
Sapphire: I-I do. But I'm not sure if I should come out.
Donald: Let's kick it! Panchito, you're up.
Panchito: *as the band starts up.* How does it go again? Ah si, I remember. She was afraid to come out of the locker. She was as nervous as she could be. She was afraid to come out of the locker. She was afraid that somebody would see.
Mickey: 2, 3, 4.
Oswald: Tell the people what she wore.
Mickey+Oswald: *leading the chorus.* It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny purple polka dot bikini that she wore for the first time today. An itsy bitsy teeny weeny purple polka dot bikini, so in the locker she wanted to stay.
Ruby: *popping up beside them.* 2, 3, 4. Stick around we'll tell you more.
Oswald: *to José.* I thought it was a yellow polka dot one.
José: Not this time. She was afraid to come out in the open and so a blanket around her she wore. She was afraid to come out in the open and so she sat bundled up on the shore.
Oswald: 2, 3, 4.
Mickey: Tell the people what she wore!
Mickey+Oswald: *once again leading the chorus.* It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, purple polka-dot bikini that she wore for the first time today. An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, purple polka-dot bikini, so in the blanket she wanted to stay.
Ruby: 2, 3, 4, stick around we'll tell you more.
Sapphire: Okay, you've had your fun. *comes out of her secluded spot and situates herself against the palm tree near Kaito to watch.*
Donald: Now she's afraid to come out of the water, and I wonder what she's gonna do. Now she's afraid to come out of the water, and the poor little girl's turning blue.
Ruby+Oswald+Mickey: 2, 3, 4, tell the people what she wore!
All: It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, purple polka-dot bikini that she wore for the first time today. An itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, purple polka-dot bikini, so in the water she wanted to stay.
Panchito: From the locker to the blanket
José: From the blanket to the shore.
Donald: From the shore to the water.
All 3: Yes, there isn't any more!
Sapphire: *calling to them.* And it cost 19.98 too! What a bargain.
(Applause and we then return back to the present.)
Scene 7-Puffy Ami Yumi Tour Limo/Thousand Sunny, TV/Movie room, later kitchen, and back to the TV/Movie room
Ruby: After the show, we met up back stage and exchanged stories.
Rose Quartz: I know that. Mommy said that Donald had been doing voice work, and magic spell work, for Kingdom Hearts. Dream Drop Distance was gonna be released in July of that year. Meanwhile, Panchito and José were the official relations people between Disney USA and Disney South America, so they were busy with that.
Ruby: Yup. It turns out they'd been trying to contact us for years, but as we kept moving around to spread music throughout the world, they could never pinpoint our location. And a couple of days later, we received all the letters they meant to send, which made a pile so wide, it covered the sitting room floor.
Rose Quartz: The room we're in right now?
Donald: Not exactly like this, but yes. It was quite the pile of letters they received from the three of us. *He, Panchito, and José laugh at the thought of it. As does Rose Quartz.*
(Someone's phone rings as the Internet is back on, and Sapphire is heard swallowing something and washing it down with water from down below in the kitchen and then answering the phone. Kaito had entered with the board games, laughing so hard. Ruby and the others look at him concerned and confused. He brushes away a tear after setting the board games down on the table.)
Kaito: Sorry, my fiancée's face stuffed with marshmallows before having to take this call, totally priceless. *bursts out laughing again.*
Rose Quartz: Let me guess, Chubby Bunny?
Kaito: *laughing.* Uh-huh, Gosalyn challenged Sapphire, some of the girls, Baby Mario, his bro, and their pals, to do it with her.
Panchito: You know the game, Rosa?
Rose Quartz: I've only heard about it once or twice. It's the one where you have to stuff marshmallows into your mouth.
Kaito: And you have to say, "Chubby Bunny," each time you pop one in your mouth. If after a certain amount you can't say it, you lose.
Rose Quartz: And judging by all of us hearing the swallow of marshmallows and gulping of water, Sapphire lost the game.
Kaito: Yup. She told me to go on ahead while she took this call; the internet and cable are back online, but we'll have to wait a bit longer on the rest of the electricity.
Sapphire: *heard downstairs. She doesn't notice Donald, Kaito, and Ruby dropping by to see her, the Babies, and Gosalyn down there. Gosalyn is finishing up "Chubby Bunny" with the Babies, Ami, and Yumi.* Are you serious, Mickey? More plays? We already have the 4 musicals from Japan planned, and I was thinking we could also do Little Shop of Horrors. .....Shakespeare too? A great idea, Oswald, but we'll have to go with a classic known one. How about, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"? ...All right, we'll discuss it later. I'm glad you two like the idea. I just need to find a good company of tradesmen and we'll be good. *hangs up.*
Donald: Was that Mickey? He was always ambitious when it came to planning talent in advance.
Sapphire: Yes, it was Mickey, and Oswald too.
Ruby: Did I hear something about Shakespeare? "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a good choice as people can bring their kids to watch it too and the language, compared to some others of the plays, is fairly simple to understand.
Ami: *spits out her marshmallows as she can't fit anymore, but thankfully in the trashcan. Yumi does the same.* Shakespeare sounds fun. It's a good thing some of the guys went out shopping.
Sapphire: They're asking me to be casting director, they trust my judgement and good ear.
Ruby: Kaito, did you get those games I requested?
Kaito: Yes I did, Ruby. We'll play Clue, Takenoko, Sushi-Go, and Once Upon a Time until the lights come on.
Gosalyn: *after spitting out the marshmallows in her mouth into the trash can.* Sounds like fun. *notices Baby Mario and Baby Luigi still going.* Looks like it's between little Mario and little Luigi now. *Baby Mario and Baby Luigi keep the game going.* I'm surprised you didn't get Betrayal at house on the hill.
Ruby: I would and I'd play it with you guys, but some of us are still a little too young. *she and Sapphire notice Baby Mario looking a little worried.*
Sapphire and Ruby: I bet Baby Luigi's gonna win.
(After trying to stuff one more, Baby Mario spits his marshmallows out, but Baby Luigi tries to keep going for one more. He gets it in and says something muffled beyond recognition. José steps in to take the marshmallows out of Baby Luigi's mouth so he can swallow a stray one that got stuck in his throat.)
Baby Luigi: *swallows the marshmallow.* *to José.* Thank you. *after José says, "I'm glad you're okay."* Yay! Luigi # 1!
Ruby: And that's why I don't recommend playing this game with small children. It's like putting beans up your nose; it blocks your breathing passages if you're not careful.
Sapphire: At least Baby Luigi won.
Baby Luigi: Oh yeah. *starts doing a victory dance and has his big bro join in too (good sportsmanship) and Donald thanks José for stepping in to help.*
(Sapphire then finds a copy of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on the kitchen table and starts looking through it. Rose Quartz pops up, looking over her mommy's shoulder.)
Rose Quartz: What are you doing? *Sapphire says nothing at first but a small hint of smile is seen.*
Ruby: Um sis?
Sapphire: *reading.* "Francis Flute, the bellows-mender?"
Ruby: Ah, I see. *ahem.* "Here, Peter Quince."
Sapphire: "Flute, you must take Thisbe on you."
Ruby: "What is Thisbe? A wandering knight?"
Sapphire: Nope. "It is the lady that Pyramus must love."
Ruby: *as Panchito enters the kitchen.* "Nay faith let me not play a woman. I've a beard coming."
Donald+Panchito: A beard?
Donald: But, Ruby, you're a lady.
Ruby: Oh not me. It's the character I'm reading for.
All (except Sapphire, Ruby, and Kaito): Oh.
Sapphire: She is right though. Long ago, men were the only actors who did every role including the women. At least until the 18th century when they started to allow women to perform onstage.
Donald: Who was Ruby reading as?
Ruby: Flute the bellows mender, the youngest of the Athenian tradesmen who are mounting a play for the Duke's wedding night.
Donald: Can I try?
Sapphire: I don't know. Your character will have to dress up like a woman.
José: Are there other roles? Perhaps we can read as Flute's friends.
Panchito: You said tradesmen, so there must be at least one more.
Sapphire: There are other roles, yes. *flips through the book and finds the cast list.* Here it is. Peter Quince, Nick Bottom, Francis Flute, Tom Snout, Robin Starveling, and Snug. *closes the book.* That's about 6 tradesmen. *a look of inspiration forms on her face through a small smile.* Starveling's the tailor of the group, perfect for you José. You're the best dressed out of everybody. Panchito, you can read as Bottom for this session, and I'll be Peter Quince.
(Baby Mario gathers his bro and the Baby Princesses (Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina) around so they can sit on the floor and listen after everyone heads back to the Movie/TV room.)
Sapphire: *ahem.* "Is all our company here?"
Panchito: "You were best to call them generally, man by man, according to the script."
Sapphire: "Here is the scroll of every man's name, which is thought fit, through all Athens, to play in our interlude before the Duke and the Duchess on his wedding day at night."
Panchito: "First, good Peter Quince, say what the play treats on: then read the names of the actors: and so grow to a point."
Sapphire: "Marry, our plan is: 'The most lamentable comedy and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe'.
Panchito: "A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a merry. Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actors by the scroll." *turns to Ruby, José, Kaito, and Donald.* "Masters, spread yourselves." *He and the other 5 sit right near the window where it's still raining outside.*
Sapphire: Very well...*pretending to hold Takenoko as a clipboard causing Baby Peach to laugh.* "Answer as I call you. Nick Bottom, the weaver?"
Panchito: "Ready. Name what part I am for, and proceed."
Sapphire: "You, Bottom, are set down for Pyramus. A lover, that kills himself most gallant for love. Francis Flute, the bellows-mender?"
Donald: *Sapphire hides a smile as he says his line.* "Here, Peter Quince."
Sapphire: "Flute, you must take Thisbe on you. It is the lady that Pyramus must love."
Donald: Wak! No way! I mean--"Nay, faith, let not me play a woman. I have a beard coming."
Panchito: "And I may hide my face. Let me play Thisbe too." *aside to Donald* Great job with those lines. *Sapphire and Kaito nod in agreement. As do Rose Quartz and the Baby Bros. and Baby Princesses who were trying hard not to laugh.* "Thisne! Thisne!"
Rose Quartz: Thisne? I thought he said Disney. *She and the Babies laugh.*
Panchito: *speaking in a falsetto.* "Ah Pyramus, my lover dear! Thy Thisbe dear, and lady dear!" *Sapphire bursts out laughing.*
Sapphire: *laughing.* Oh my glob. That's so funny! *ahem. straightens her glasses.* "No, no, you must play Pyramus; and Flute, you Thisbe. Robin Starveling, the tailor?"
José: "Here, Peter Quince."
Sapphire: "You, Pyramus's father; myself, Thisbe's father; Snug the joiner, you, the lion's part: and I hope, here is a play fitted."
Ruby: Excuse me. "Have you the lion's part written? If it be, give it me, for I am slow of study."
Sapphire: "You may do it extempore for it is nothing BUT roaring."
Panchito: "Let me play the lion too; I will roar that i will do any man's heart good to me. I will roar, that I will make the Duke say, 'Let him roar again, let him roar again!'
Sapphire: "And you should do it too terribly, you would fright the Duchess and the ladies and they would shriek; and that were enough to hang us all."
All: "That would hang us, every mother's son." *They stop there, giving Rose Quartz time to lead the applause.*
Sapphire: We should talk casting later. How about we play Takenoko?
Rose Quartz: That's the one with the panda right?
Ruby: In this game, you build gardens, grow bamboo, and eat bamboo to earn points. Based on the moves you make, and the weather for that turn, you will succeed or be foiled depending.
(The two princesses set up the game. They soon get started playing Takenoko. Throughout it, there's lots of laughs thanks to Rose Quartz and Baby Luigi pretending to be the panda in the game ("Let's roll the weather die… see what it's like today. Oh, I think I'll build a river and place a green tile." "I'll move the panda over here then." "I'll move the gardener over… Oh hello. I've pleased the emperor by creating a trifecta of each kind of tile. Pink, green, and yellow!") The electricity comes back just after Ruby wins the game.)
Sapphire: Oh, the power's fully back on. Great.
Ruby: Do we want to watch TV yet?
Baby Mario: No way!
Rose Quartz: We haven't even played Sushi-Go or Once Upon a Time yet.
Ruby: Great! Just what I wanted to hear. Shall we tell a story about a princess and a dragon, or a story about the ocean?
Rose Quartz: How about a wood sprite and a princess?
Baby Peach+Baby Daisy+Baby Rosalina: Dragon and queen.
Ruby: Hey, good one.
Rose Quartz: Mom, *Sapphire looks up.* I've been meaning to ask. How'd you and Dad get the lead roles in "The Little Mermaid"?
Sapphire: Funny story actually. Sarastro was at his wits' end that day. He was just going to give up in finding the right leads for TLM, but then the Aracuan appeared.
Donald: Joe and I hoped that that pesky bird wasn't going to cause us trouble again. But instead he gave Sarastro a video camera and high-tailed it before we could say anything.
Kaito: And let me guess, on that camera was footage of Sapphire's voice lessons with Prof. Owl.
Scene 8-Coco Bongo, onstage, later outside, Central Park, and the Mushroom Kingdom square
(18 year old Sapphire is having a voice lesson with Professor Owl. Among the songs she sings is the bride's singing from Phantom Manor with Professor Owl playing some of the theme from Disneyland Paris on the piano. The two of them don't notice the Aracuan popping out of Professor Owl's piano to get a better listen. It isn't until Sapphire finishes singing, "Reflection" that the two of them notice the Aracuan recording it just after it slipped some pages from a different thing on the stand behind the next song.)
Sapphire: Hey! What are you doing here?
Professor Owl: *shaking his fist (er, wing) at the Aracuan.* You pesky bird! *The Aracuan slips out before they could say anything else.* Oh, if I ever see that Aracuan again--
Sapphire: Pardon me, Professor. I'm sure he won't interrupt again, hopefully.
Professor Owl: *ahem.* Hopefully not. Now then. Your highness, shall we continue the lesson?
Sapphire: Yes, of course. Sweet music, gay serenatas. Tropic skies of velvet blue. Magic gardens perfume the breezes where true love brought me to you! Mexico, with all your romance, your song of love will live forever after. Mexico, sweethearts are singing. Love birds are winging through a sky filled with laughter. Paradise, that's where I found you. Your magic smile made the blossoms bloom around you. Mexico, Why do I feel as I do? I simply fell under the spell of you! Paradise, that's where I found you. Your magic smile made the blossoms bloom around you. Mexico, why do I feel as I do? I simply fell under the spell of you. Of you!
Professor Owl: *brushes away a tear.* Beautifully done as always, your highness.
Sapphire: Arigato gozaimasu.
Professor Owl: *pages through his songbook and discovers a page placed in there recently.* Hmm...*straightens his glasses.* Sapphire, *she turns to him.* I don't seem to remember this being here. But it certainly looks interesting.
Sapphire: *looks over his shoulder and recognizes it.* I don't see why not. *ahem.* I don't know when, I don't know how. But I know something's starting right now. Watch and you'll see, someday I'll be part of your world! *hearing applause, she turns to see Sarastro and the Caballeros standing in the doorway*
Professor Owl: Do you mind, gentlemen? We're not finished with the lesson.
Professor Owl: Yes, your majesty?
Sapphire: Forgive me for interrupting but, you took the words right out of my mouth.
Sarastro: We've found our Ariel.
Professor Owl: Prince Sarastro, it's very kind of you to offer your cousin the role, but Lady Sapphire has told me she's busy with another role. *Sapphire nods her head yes*
Sapphire: What he says is true. *she whips out a script for another show, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".* Toadsworth already asked me to do a major role. I can't back out of it; everyone knows I stick to the end when it comes to being cast as a role.
Donald: But it's an emergency. This production will take place in a few months.
Sapphire: *mentally* Donald does have a point. But Ruby loves mermaids, I can't do it, a commitment is a commitment. *to the gents.* I don't know.
Sarastro: Cos, is there anything I can do to make you change your mind? I'm getting desperate here.
Sapphire: *aside to José and Panchito.* How desperate is he?
José: Try, "They've held auditions five times, and they still haven't found an Ariel." That's how desperate he is right now.
Sapphire: Um, you're joking right? I wonder which ones he auditioned first.
Sarastro: Does it look like I'm joking?
Sapphire: *to Sarastro.* No but your face looks like it has cabin fever all over it.
Rose Quartz: *over the flashback as Sapphire refuses the role, and resumes the lesson with Professor Owl.* You did say yes, right?
Sapphire: *over the flashback.* No, not at first. I had another show to take care of first.
(cut to a little while later after the voice lesson. Sapphire had just stormed out with Fionna and Cake in tow.)
Sapphire: *to Cake and Fionna as she storms out of the club with them.* I am not doing the role, no matter how desperate cousin Sarastro is. He'll have to find an Ariel elsewhere because he won't get one from me. And when I get on my hands on that Aracuan--
Fionna: It's bird butt kicking time!
Sapphire: Exactly. Well I'd best get home.
Cake: See ya. You know it's too bad that--
Sapphire: Don't say it, Cake.
(Fionna and Cake say goodbye and leave. Sapphire just walks straight to Central Park. She sits near the lake and sighs.)
Sapphire: Why would I be offered a role that ruins my sister's love for mermaids? *tosses a rock into the lake.* I'd never be able to do merfolk justice in that role. So why bother? *gives herself to the gentle cool of the breeze and closes her eyes, dozing off.*
(Sometime later, Sapphire opens her eyes from her nap to see the Aracuan looking at the view of the lake too.)
Sapphire: You pesky Aracuan. Go away. *turns away and brings out her script for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". For a brief moment she glances back to see if he's gone. The moment she turns around to resume reading--* Aaah! *--The Aracuan is right in front of her face.* Do you mind? I've got a show to rehearse. *standing up and turning to leave, her phone rings.* It'd better be Toadsworth giving news about HOND. *She answers it.* Talk to me. Hey, Toadsworth. What's up?...What? CANCELED?!?! Why, what did I do?....Oh. I see. The company thinks they shouldn't bring it to Broadway. Well, I think it's utterly preposterous to not bring it to Broadway.....Another role offered to me? Well, yes, my cousin's putting on this show in the Land of Ooo, and he's offered me the lead. Why? *the Aracuan pops up on her shoulder trying to listen in. She swats him away.* I can't. We have to do this show; we can't just give up just because it got canceled. We'll do that show if it's the last thing I do.....What? Not canceled? Oh, thank goodness. You had me there for a minute. Hold on a second. *to the Aracuan.* Shoo fly, don't bother me! *back to her call.* You were saying, Toadsworth?...Sarastro tried to make you convince me? What a dirty trick. Two can play at this game. Tell my cousin Sarastro I still refuse. Until production on HOND is complete, I won't do the role. Adios. *hangs up, and notices the Aracuan on her hat covered head.* Aracuan, can I talk to you for a sec? *The Aracuan hops off her hat.* I need you to do something for me. Something to make up for getting me into this mess. *she whispers something to him. He runs off.* Ha! That'll teach my prankster of a cousin.
Rose Quartz: *over the flashback as Sapphire resumes her line reading.* He was playing with fire as in this case you're a prankster too.
Sapphire: *over the flashback.* Yup. Naughty when I want to be, that's me.
Rose Quartz: *over the flashback.* Hey, mom. What was your role in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"?
Sapphire: *over the flashback as we move to the Mushroom Kingdom square.* Esmeralda. It took Sarastro sometime to wait it out, but the Mushroom Kingdom's production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was a success. I decided to leave the cast party to go and see how my cousin was doing.
(Sapphire sees a down-trodden Sarastro near the fountain where a cold December breeze blows. She walks over to him and sits next to her cousin. The two of them don't say anything at first. Finally, they both decide to speak.)
Sarastro+Sapphire: Look, I--
Sarastro: You first.
Sapphire: No, you.
Sarastro: I'm sorry. I really shouldn't have gone that far to try and trick you into doing the role. And not even with a proper audition appointment too.
Sapphire: I'm sorry I didn't help you out when you needed it. I was committed to the production I was doing and I couldn't juggle two major roles at the same time. I'm also sorry for having the Aracuan drive you and Donald nuts as retaliation.
Sapphire+Sarastro: Can you forgive me?
(Sarastro hugs his cousin as a sign of forgiveness. Sapphire looks at him and says, "There's another reason why I didn't want to do it. I'm worried I won't do my sister's favorite mythical creature justice.")
Sarastro: You mean mermaids? *Sapphire nods her head "yes" adding, "I didn't want to ruin mermaids for my sister. She'd be mad at me."* I see. Remember when José Carioca said I held auditions 5 times?
Sapphire: I do. Why?
Sarastro: We weren't lying when we said that. We were just about to cancel the show, and then we saw footage of you in your voice lesson. Hearing you sing…if sailors didn't wreck their ships coming closer to listen to you, they must be deaf.
Sapphire: Which song in the lesson did the Aracuan get footage of? And secondly, I wonder who the first to audition for the lead was.
Sarastro: I can't even remember who auditioned first.
Sapphire: Wait a minute. Did she have red curly hair and when committing crime wore a tiara with a yellow and black striped dress?
Sarastro: That spoiled brat? Thankfully, no.
Sapphire: Lumpy Space Princess also told me she auditioned for the lead too.
Sarastro: You heard right. I gave one of the sisters for her to portray but she threw a diva tantrum when I told her she sounded like a man.
Sapphire: And I'm guessing the others in the 4 rounds who auditioned for the lead were even worse?
Sarastro: Bingo. I can recall them already. 5 previous rounds of auditions, and not one of them was what they were looking for.
Sapphire: That must've been frustrating.
Sarastro: We found plenty of alternates in case the women we cast for the ensemble, Ursula, and Carlotta can't make the show, but no Ariel. Hearing your voice, both so pure in intent and well rounded in performance…your "On My Own", "Think of Me", and of course "Part of Your World" were a godsend from the theater gods.
Sapphire: Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I didn't realize how much trouble you were in.
Sarastro: Understandable. You were already prepping for another show as the female lead and didn't want to take on too much.
Sapphire: Indeed. ....Say, um, did you like the show?
Sarastro: It was all right. You and Bushroot did the leads justice, and his Quasimodo made me cry.
Sarastro: Your Esmeralda is tear-jerking in a good way true, but I'd like to see your Phantom debut Erik has planned a little more.
Sapphire: So...*a smile forming on her face.* When do we start?
Sarastro: Monday at 9 AM. You have a lot of catching up to do.
Scene 9-Puffy Ami Yumi Tour Limo/Thousand Sunny, TV/Movie room, kitchen, then back to the TV/Movie room
(As Ruby asks, "Who wants to play the Sushi-Go game?" Sapphire decides to make some hot chocolate. As she fills the electric kettle she hums Audrey II's lines to herself. Baby Luigi toddles into the kitchen and tugs on Sapphire's pants causing her to turn to see him.)
Sapphire: I'm guessing you want some cookies to go with them, right?
Baby Luigi: No. Want to play a game with you.
Sapphire: Sushi-Go's set up then? All right. Give me a couple of seconds. *the electric kettle luckily had turned off, signaling the hot water was ready.*
Baby Luigi: Yay! *runs off as Sapphire finishes making the hot chocolate.*
(Sapphire then tries to balance the cups carefully on two trays in both hands, one tray piled with snacks she tries to balance on her head. Ruby comes in as she's balancing the trays, one for the babies, and one for the grown ups.)
Ruby: Here sis. Let me help out with one of those. *takes one of the trays that has hot chocolate for the Babies off of Sapphire's hands.*
Sapphire: Thanks Ruby. I think the sweets would have fallen over if I had to balance them on my head. I noticed Baby Mario looking sleepy. Maybe we should let them have a nap and we could...
Ruby: That's fine. We can play Betrayal at House on the Hill until they wake up. It should give us enough time for one game, and each game lasts about an hour.
Sapphire: I wonder if we'll get "The Feast" with the cannibals in the house. You said that was one of your favorites.
Ruby: I don't know. I'm kind of feeling that something about a magical ring summoning a demon horde is in the cards for us.
José: *calling down to them.* Ladies! Are you all right back there?
Sapphire: We're good, we'll be right up.
(After they take the snacks up back to the TV/Movie room, the Babies drink their cocoa and then start yawning. Sapphire and Kaito set up a little nap corner while Ruby goes to get House on the Hill.)
Ruby: *bringing Betrayal at House on the Hill off the shelf.* All right. This is one of my favorite RPGs, and it's different every time you play as no two room tiles are revealed in the same order, and no sequence of omens is played twice. We're each characters investigating a haunted house together. There's one phase where we're all working together to explore the house, picking up items, seeing spooky events, and having harrowing omens come into the house. As soon as the Haunt phase starts, which is when someone rolls a number lower than the number of omens in play, one of us is going to be playing against the others, or else all of us will be playing against the house, and the remaining team of players will be trying to escape with their lives.
Panchito: Sounds like fun. Let's play.
Sapphire: I wonder which one of us will be the traitor amongst us.
(They each choose their characters and begin exploring the house.)
José: Oh no! I'm in the scary basement. Whatever am I going to do! *Sapphire tries hard not to laugh but gives him a comforting pat on the shoulder.*
Panchito: Caramba! An insane wild man. *rolls the dice* Phew! He's my ally.
Ruby: A silver ring that resonates with a magical aura. That'll be useful I think.
Donald: Nice. I have enchanted armor.
Ruby: That will slow you down a little during the haunt though as it halves your movement rolls.
Sapphire: *feigning fear and pretending to swoon. Donald and Panchito burst out laughing along with José after she finishes.* Oh, I hear spooky voices in the attic. *rolls the dice* Phew! No haunt yet.
Gosalyn: Yike, something's got me! *rolls the dice. Sapphire lets out a fake scream as the roll is lower than the number of omens in play, which by that point is five.*
Panchito: Haunt time!
Ruby: *flips through the scenario book.* Let me just flip open to the scenario…ah. It seems whoever is playing as our psychic little girl is against us, and I think that's José Carioca.
José: All right, let me read it. *Ruby hands the scenario book to him.* It seems that I am already dead, drowned in a swamp below the house years ago. I lured the rest of you here so I could drown you and have friends in death. And now, the house is sinking into the swamp. You either have to find a boat in the attic and escape or drown.
Sapphire and Kaito: *not noticing some of the gang returning from shopping* Uh oh.
Ruby: It's a good thing I stayed on the third floor. I'm about four away from the attic.
Sapphire: Gos, Panchito, Donald, let's get to the upper floors and find Ruby.
Donald: That sounds good. Getting to higher ground decreases our chances of drowning, at least for a little while.
José: Don't count me out just yet. If I find any of you, I can drag you down with me, and I can also increase the water level in the house. Gosalyn’s player is the closest to me, so… joooooooooin meeeeeeee! *Sapphire blushes at the sound of his voice saying, "Join me."*
Gosalyn: Ha, funny. Let’s do a dice roll. *rolls a lower number than him* No! My precious life points! Sorry guys, I’m out of the game.
(At the end of the game, Ruby ends up picking up Panchito and Sapphire's players, but Donald loses his guy to the swamp.)
Ruby: Yes! The team of players wins! *She, Sapphire, and Panchito give each other a high-five.*
José: Great game guys. I had to take out all of you to win, or else the water had to rise up high enough to drown all of you. You beat me, fair and square.
Sapphire: I say we play again.
Ami: *having just gotten up to where they were with Yumi.* Again? Can we play then? This is one of Yumi's favorite games after all.
Sapphire: Why not?
Ruby: It's only three to six players at a time though, so we'll have to take turns or else play in teams.
Donald: *rubbing his hands together in glee.* Oh, this is gonna be fun.
Sapphire: I betcha anything the next scenario's gonna be about a vampire
Ruby: We'll see. There are plenty of mad scientist scenarios in here too I think.
José: Your highness--I mean, Sapphire. You said something about a vampire band when we got to see each other again 3 years ago. Care to enlighten us?
Sapphire: Oh yes, the Talent Suckers from Slovakia. It was during our early days with the band. Kaz had let us start performing on some of their songs, but our Japanese was still novice level at best. I won't divulge too much but when we met the Talent Suckers, Ruby and I were recovering from some sort of cold that was spreading around.
Ruby: They're called the Talent Suckers because, in addition to looking like vampires, they suck the talent out of rival stars.
Sapphire: We were lucky enough to escape their fangs, but Ami and Yumi weren't so lucky. And while they were out cold, we tried to fight our hardest to get away only to end up in their clutches.
Ruby: Oh dear. That was such a dank and stinky cave they were performing in, wasn't it? They said we were cage go-go dancers instead of captives.
Sapphire: No, Ruby. They tried to force us to be their lead singers not cage go-go dancers. You know very well I was too young to be a cage go-go dancer, as were you.
Ruby: Oh, right. Sorry, they just kept us in iron cages, so you can't blame me for remembering it that way.
Ami: If it weren't for Kaz bringing along garlic pizza, Yumi and I would've lost our talents and our trainee lead singers forever.
Yumi: Sapph nearly gave one of them a knuckle sandwich when we got her and Ruby out of the cages and our talents back.
Ruby: For once in our lives, we were glad to be sick.
José: *He and Gosalyn laugh a bit.* That must have been scary, but it sure makes for a great story.
Gosalyn: Maybe I can tell it to Honker sometime.
Ruby: Okay though, let's get to the game. Do we want to play in teams or do we want to play two rounds of four players? Keep in mind, each game lasts about an hour and I think the babies will wake up soon.
(They then play a new game. They all start moving the characters in the house until Sapphire says, "I think something's in the basement.")
Sapphire: *rolls the dice.* Uh oh, haunt time again!
Yumi: How about "The Hunter and the Hunted"?
Ruby: Is that the one we've got, based on the omen that triggered the event and how many omens there are?
Sapphire: It seems so, and it seems my character is the traitor.
Yumi: Since Akamoto isn't playing, the person with the next highest level of speed is the traitor. You have the highest speed here. *picks up the scenario book and hands it to Sapphire who straightens her glasses after opening it to the mentioned scenario title.*
Sapphire: A vampire monarch needs human blood to be resurrected via an arcane ritual. She had her servant, me, bring the party here as sacrifices to complete the ritual. In addition to me, there are three ghouls as my allies that will try and drag you down to the basement, and inevitable death. Your goal is either to kill all of the ghouls or escape with as many of your party members in tact. And watch out! I could turn into a vampire too if you're unlucky enough. *looks seductively to Kaito and José, causing the two of them to blush and love steam clouding over Kaito's rose red eyes.*
Kaito: *nervously to José.* Let's try and stop that from happening, right? *José nods in agreement and quickly rolls the dice. Panchito and Donald try hard not to laugh at their blushing expressions.*
(The game passes in lots of laughs, trash talking, and seduction. Finally, Sapphire and her team (consisted of Panchito and Rose Quartz, and herself and Yumi) win the game. Ruby opens up the scenario book.)
Ruby: "As the vampire queen looks up from the ghoulish feast you have provided her, she gazes hungrily at your neck. You kneel before her and say you are ever her servant, and to make sure you are true to your word, she takes your neck and sucks your blood, urging you to drink from her wrist as she does so. Thus begins your reign of terror as creatures of the night."
(Sapphire, in triumph, glomps her fiancé Kaito, and seductively nips his neck, causing a moan to escape out of his lips.)
Baby Daisy: *having just woken up.* GET A ROOM! *She and the other just waking up Babies giggle at this.*
Panchito: Whoops, looks like it might be time to play a different game.
Baby Mario: *yawn.* What'd we miss?
Gosalyn: We were playing in a haunted house. One game, we were trying to escape a house sinking into a swamp and the ghost of a dead girl!
José: We recently finished the second game where we tried to stop a vampire from being brought back into the world.
Baby Rosalina: Did you succeed?
Donald: In the first game, yes. In the second, no.
Ami: Sapphire and her team of minions kicked our butts in the second one.
Ruby: Sushi-Go time!
Baby Luigi: Yay! I love sushi.
Baby Mario: Me too!
Ruby: Okay, this is a card game where you DO NOT rely on the cards in your hand to score points. Instead, you draw one from the hand of eight cards you are given and pass it to the player on your left. Once this is done, we each flip our cards and reveal our sushi for that hand. As soon as all the cards are played, the round is over. Whoever has the most points at the end is the winner. Since this is a fairly quick game, I suggest we play a couple rounds to really determine a winner.
Sapphire: Sounds good to me.
Kaito: *draws a pudding card and a Tempura card* Hey, I don't see the same numbers on these cards.
Ruby: Each card scores in a different way. You need two Tempura cards for 5 points; three Sashimi cards for 10 points; and depending on how many dumplings you get in a round, you can get as many as 11 points, or as few as one.
Baby Rosalina: Probably better to explain as we go along.
Ruby: Okay, how many are playing/eating this round? I'll sit out the first game, which will be two or three rounds, so you can ask me for help if you need it.
Gosalyn: All right! Get me a pair of chopsticks and some soy sauce. I'm going to the sushi-go-round!
Baby Mario: Me too, me too!
Baby Luigi: I want sushi!
Sapphire: Count me in.
Kaito: I'll be fifth player, but this is my first time playing this game, so I might do kind of bad.
Ruby: Okay, that's five players/diners. I'll shuffle up the cards and deal them out, and then we play. Okay everyone has picked their cards. Reveal your sushi. *They do so.* Pudding! Okay, little Mario has pudding. That'll be saved for the end of the game. Person who has the most puddings gets six points added to their final score. Chopsticks! Gosalyn has them, that means she'll trade them for her next turn. Dumpling! Okay, Baby Luigi has a dumpling, which gives him one point. If he finds other dumplings, he can stack them up for more points. Wasabi! All right, Kaito has got wasabi, which means the next single sushi he finds will be worth triple its normal value. Maki! Okay, Sapphire has got a Maki roll card with two Maki on there. At the end of each round, whoever has the most Maki rolls gets six points, and second most gets three points.
(As the game continues, Rose Quartz asks about the grand reopening of House of Mouse retitled HOMC, but Donald says, "Another time.")
Ruby: All right. Kaito has salmon, which is normally worth two points, but since he has that wasabi, he has six now. Sapph has Tempura, which will be worth five points if she finds a matching card next turn. Baby Luigi has an Egg sushi, worth one point. And Baby Mario has a dumpling, and Gosalyn has… oh! She took a wasabi and a squid sushi card on this turn, so she has nine points now and is in the lead.
Drake: *calling to the group from the kitchen* Gosalyn!
Gosalyn: Not now, dad. Playing Sushi-Go. Come on up.
Baby Mario: We're playing two more rounds. So far, it looks like Luigi is winning.
Luigi: *from the kitchen.* My younger self is winning? This I gotta see.
Baby Luigi: *as his older self comes into the room to see along with Mario's older self and Drake Mallard.* Oh yeah.
Ruby: Okay. Oh, our first sashimi card has appeared. Careful other players. If Gosalyn gets three Sashimi cards, she'll get ten points this round.
Sapphire: *hums a bit of a familiar song as she picks another card and as she ponders what to write for her latest QH chapter.*
Panchito: Let me guess. "Cinderella Complex"?
Ruby: Okay, it looks like round two is over. Sapphire has 6 maki, and Kaito has seven, which gives her three points and him six. Little Mario has two pairs of Tempuras, giving him ten points, and also some squid sushi for six points, and two more pudding cards. Little Luigi has two pudding as well, adding to his one from the last round. I forgot to mention that the person with the LEAST amount of pudding at the end of the game has six points deducted from their final score. Gosalyn has one, two, three dumplings, giving her five points, and unfortunately, only two sashimi cards and a pair of chopsticks. I'm sorry, no ten points for you.
Ruby: Okay so far. Baby Mario has 20. Baby Luigi has 19. Gosalyn has 15. Kaito has 21. And Sapphire has 17 points. It's still any one's game as it comes down to the final round. Good job to Kaito for blocking Gosalyn, even though that didn't spell points for you either this round.
Rose Quartz: You know that song Mommy was humming a bit of?
Panchito: *As Sapphire leaves for a bit.* A little. Donald, José, and I sometimes stop by Japan with Mickey and Oswald.
Kaito: Hey, where's Sapphire? It's her turn.
Ruby: I have no idea. I think she disappeared when I was tallying up the scores. She was in fourth, but it's still anyone's game at this point.
(Sapphire returns back into the room after a toilet flushing is heard.)
Sapphire: Sorry guys. Bathroom emergency.
Ruby: It's okay. Third round's about to begin. *The cards are passed around.* At the end, Baby Luigi and Baby Mario are tied for most puddings, each with three, so they get three points a piece. That puts Baby Mario at 31 and Baby Luigi at 33. Kaito did well for his first game with an even 30 points, even though he's stuck in the middle. Sapphire and Gosalyn are tied for fourth each with 27 points. Great job everybody, but it looks like with his astonishing sashimi and 4 dumpling combo for this round, Baby Luigi is the winner of Sushi-Go!
Baby Luigi: Yay!
Luigi: *applauding his younger self.* Good work, younger me.
Mario: *applauding his younger self.* Good job doing your best, younger me.
Baby Luigi and Baby Mario: Thank you very much.
Sapphire: Say, Gosalyn, do you remember when I sung "Alice Human Sacrifice" for a warmup?
Gosalyn: Yup. José, Cousin Sarastro, and I were late for rehearsal that day. And you were scared and had butterflies inside. Marceline suggested singing the song so you agreed.
Sapphire: Yup. Marceline took first verse, her cousin Marshal Lee took second, Ice Queen took third verse, and I sung the last verse just as my cousin came in with you and Joe in tow. I remember the look on Cousin Sarastro's face as I sung the fourth verse; he looked like he was thinking, "Yikes, I hope I'm not the next Alice."
Gosalyn: I was laughing so hard at the look on your cousin's face.
Ruby: Want to play another round? I'm game to play with Donald if he wants.
Sapphire: Well, it's not like that song is based on real life, but still, it is a harrowing thought to think you could be next.
Daisy: *as she, Rosalina, and Peach enter the room.* To die?
Luigi: Daisy! *flinches at the thought.* Or go mad.
Sapphire: It looks like all of our friends are here, so I guess the play date is over.
All 5 Babies: Awwwww!
Gosalyn: *muttering to herself.* More Haunted House on the hill, here I come.
Ruby: *overhearing Gosalyn.* Not until next time.
José: *aside to Sapphire.* Since you're 21 now, how about I treat you and your fiancé to some cachaça?
Sapphire: On the condition you and your amigos watch Repo.
José: Maybe on a rainy night.
Kaito: Well, it's raining right now.
Sapphire: He's right. So no backing out.
Yumi: Oh boy. Repo time! And then we can do The Devil's Carnival? *Sapphire looks at Yumi.* Well, you said you were putting two songs from that movie into the story.
Sapphire: That, and my sister's been dying to do her best Graverobber scream.
Rose Quartz: What about MK8, mom?
Sapphire: It can wait till tomorrow.
(The gang turns on Repo! The Genetic Opera after Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina take their younger counterparts home. Lots of singing and Ruby's Graverobber scream occur.)