by Glenn McCrary 27 Jun 2014
"A mended brain, and heart, and soul are all fine. But being stolen away in the night by new, soft, and clawing hands makes the stitching break. And when you wake up you find that you were never fixed in the first place.” ~ Jade Day
[All is black. Strobe lights of various colors flashed throughout the land. A mysterious woman casts an atrocious glare as she is passing by. She had dark brown shoulder length hair, hazel eyes and french vanilla colored skin. She was wearing a jet black dress. Her left hand was slightly moving around in a circular motion as a gesture of guided conversation. Her hand then gradually descended just below her waistline.]
[Do woke up doused within sweat and heavily panting. Spore and Gum came running into Do and Sweat’s room to check on Do.]
GUM: What’s going on, Do?
SPORE: Yeah, we heard you screaming from across the room.
DO: I’m fine… I-i… I just keep having nightmares and they won’t go away.
SPORE: What happened in this nightmare?
GUM: Yes, tell us Do.
DO: I do not wish to speak much of it at the moment, but all I will say is that a strange, mysterious woman keeps appearing in my dreams.
GUM: Who is she?
SPORE: Gum let’s not hassle him.
DO: I can’t remember her name at the moment. All I can remember is an incident happening that shouldn’t have.
SPORE: It’s okay, Do. You can tell us more about it as you start to fully remember what happened.
DO: Yeah, I suppose you are right.
GUM: What do you guys say we head down to the cafeteria? It’s 6:00 am and breakfast starts in half an hour.
DO: That actually sounds really good right now. I’m totally down.
SPORE: Yeah, I’m a bit hungry myself. What about Sweat? I mean he’s still sleeping.
GUM: Sweat has always been a deep sleeper.
SPORE: How would you know?
GUM: Because he’s my friend but thanks for implying that I’m a slut.
SPORE: I’m sorry but weren’t you the one who had an infamous reputation for random hookups?
GUM: That was a long time ago, Spore. I don’t do it as often as I used to.
SPORE: But you still do
GUM: Of course. Everyone needs some good, fun, casual sex every now and then.
DO: Guys can we talk about this later? It’s too early for this bullshit.
SPORE: We’re sorry, Do.
GUM: Yes, we don’t know what came over us.
DO: Look it’s okay. I’m over it. It happens to the best of us. Let’s just get going shall we.
SPORE: Great! I’m going to go take a shower and brush my teeth.
GUM: I call second.
DO: Actually, Gum you can use our shower. It will speed up things up a bit.
GUM: Oh yeah. You’re totally right.
[Do chuckles. Gum smiles back in response as she heads to the bathroom. Gum had bubblegum pink hair, bubblegum pink eyes and creamy white skin. Do leans over and gently shakes Sweat awake.]
DO: Sweat! Come on buddy wake up! Breakfast is starting soon and the gang wants to grab a bite to eat.
[Sweat slowly turns over yawning while rubbing the tiredness from his eyes.]
SWEAT: Ok, ok I’m up. What are they having for breakfast today?
DO: None of us know yet until we get down there.
SWEAT: Well what are we waiting for? Let’s get movin’!
DO: We will. Just waiting on the girls to get out of the showers so that we can do the same.
20 MINUTES LATER…
GUM: The guys should be dressed by now don’t you think?
SPORE: Let them take their time, Gum. Breakfast ends at 10:30. There is plenty to go around.
[Do and Sweat enter the room fully dressed and ready to go. Do was wearing a white long sleeve shirt, white jeans and white shoes. Sweat was wearing an outfit of an identical nature.]
SPORE: You guys both look very handsome and acceptable.
GUM: Yes! Yes! You guys look marvelous! Can we go now?
SPORE: I don’t know. Are you guys ready?
DO: Well, I know I’m ready. What about you Sweat?
SWEAT: Been ready.
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat make their way towards the door.]
DO: Oh, and Spore?
SPORE: Yes, Do.
DO: How far has life taken you by being acceptable?
[Spore looks at Do with a very confused facial expression.]
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat exit the room.]
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat exit the elevator and make their way to the cafeteria. They enter the line and patiently wait to order their food.]
SPORE: By the way, Do all food is free at the asylum on Saturdays and Sundays for those who don’t have a registered meal plan.
DO: Thank you for the heads up Spore. Remind me to sign up for a meal plan later.
SPORE: I won’t forget.
[Spore and Do smile at each other. It is now Spore’s turn to order.]
BREAKFAST LADY: Welcome to Black Wick Asylum For The Mentally Insane. For breakfast we are serving Pancakes and waffles with your choice of 3 sides. Your choices are eggs, bacon and biscuits with brown and white gravy. We are also serving donuts, bagels and pastries. What can I get for you today?
SPORE: I think I’ll have three waffles and three biscuits covered in white gravy. Also, I’d like a donut.
BREAKFAST LADY: What kind of donut would you like?
SPORE: What kind of donuts do you have?
BREAKFAST LADY: Sprinkled, glazed, powdered, cake, jelly filling, red velvet, chocolate covered, etc…
SPORE: I think I’ll take the jelly-filled donut.
BREAKFAST LADY: What kind of jelly do you want?
SPORE: Blue raspberry.
BREAKFAST LADY: Anything to drink?
SPORE: Orange juice, please.
BREAKFAST LADY: And what can I get for you three?
[The breakfast lady began looking at Do, Sweat & Gum as she eagerly awaited their response. Gum decides to place her order first.]
GUM: I think I’ll have a short stack of red velvet pancakes, a couple of blackberry jelly-filled donuts and four scrambled eggs please.
BREAKFAST LADY: Ok and what would you like to drink?
GUM: A cup of tea would be nice.
[Gum lightly smiles at the breakfast lady as she says this then continues walking forward in the line. The lady points to Do and Sweat signaling them to come and place their orders.]
DO: I’ll take a full stack of buttermilk pancakes, two poached eggs, and a bagel with tea.
BREAKFAST LADY: Ok. What about you sir? What would you like?
SWEAT: Yeah, I’ll have two waffles, two biscuits, two fried eggs, two strips of bacon and a cup of coffee
BREAKFAST LADY: Will that be all?
BREAKFAST LADY: Ok if you will please move to the end of the line your food and beverages will be placed through the delivery compartment next to the condiments.
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat move to the end of the line to get their food and finish preparing their beverages. The four of them then leave the condiment area and begin seeking a table to sit at. Eventually they find a table and comfortably take their seats.]
GUM: You know guys I was thinking. We have two weeks until the grand opening of Hyper.Sex right? Maybe we should use some of that time to go and shop for some club appropriate attire.
SPORE: Maybe you’re right, Gum. I mean look at us. Do you really think anyone in the club is going to want to be seen with us if we walk in there wearing this?
SWEAT: Hell no.
SPORE: What did you have in mind Gum?
GUM: It’s not about what I have in mind. It’s about what you feel. Your outfit should project your emotions.
SPORE: Say now that’s pretty deep, Gum. Thank you.
DO: I think this is a good idea, Gum. We should do that. I mean what’s the worst that could happen? Besides I am tired of wearing these boring ass white clothes. Gotta love uniform policies.
SWEAT: Yeah, we are beyond the level of comprehension that these idiots cater to.
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat begin to chuckle together.]
SWEAT: So where are you thinking about shopping, Gum?
GUM: Well, actually, there is this clothing store a couple of blocks from here called UP. They are the premier shop for all things party wear. We should be able to get what we need from there.
DO: When do we leave?
GUM: As soon as possible.
TWO WEEKS LATER…
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat arrive UP in cab. The four of them get out of the cab and begin walking towards the store. It had a glowing neon blue sign with the word UP in big white letters. The sign also had white equalizers on both sides of its logo. The store had a clear exterior that allowed customers to see directly through the store.]
DO: This store looks fairly interesting, Gum. I like the look of it and what it seemingly appears to represent.
SWEAT: I definitely agree with you on that bro.
SPORE: I have an idea guys. How about we go inside?
SWEAT: Say that is a genius idea, Spore.
[Do and Gum begin laughing as the four of them walked into the store.]
SWEAT: What an exciting new discovery! Upon your death you shall never be forgotten!
SPORE: Ok, Sweat. That’s enough.
GUM: Yeah, Sweat. We get it.
SWEAT: Ok. I’m sorry.
[One of the male sales associates spots them and approaches them. He had jet, black hair, blue eyes, and five o’ clock shadow. He was wearing some black slacks along with a cerulean blue shirt with the company logo in the upper right corner of his chest.]
SALES ASSOCIATE: Hello, there and welcome to UP! My name is Zane. How may I help you today?
GUM: Yes, we have come to shop for and possibly purchase some night club and/or party attire.
[Spore pointed at Gum.]
SPORE: It was her idea.
GUM: To which you agreed.
SALES ASSOCIATE: Clearly. What type of night club and/or party are you going to?
[Do hands the sales associate his business card. He takes it and briefly looks at it.]
SALES ASSOCIATE: Hmm Hyper.Sex eh? I’ve been hearing a lot about that new club. It seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun. I just hope the experience lives up to the hype.
DO, SPORE, GUM & SWEAT: We do too.
SALES ASSOCIATE: Do any of you know where it is going to be at? The card doesn’t seem to mention any sort of location.
SPORE: What in the hell?
DO: Let me see.
[Zane hands the card back to Do. Do grabs it and starts frantically scanning the card.]
Do: Good eye, Zane.
SALES ASSOCIATE: Thanks man. Okay guys follow me. I think we may have what you are looking for.
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat follow Zane to the back of the store. There was a small blue sign hanging over the isle. The sign said “Casual/Blend’.
SALES ASSOCIATE: This area consists of our casual and blended clothing. The kind of clothing that we place in this area is specifically designed for party-goers who are new to the scene. Now since you all seem to be ill-informed of your club’s whereabouts, I thought this selection and style of clothing would be perfectly fitting for you.
GUM: Thank you, Zane
SALES ASSOCIATE: No problem. If you need anything else I will be at the front of the store.
DO, SPORE, GUM & SWEAT: Thank you!
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat continue to browse through the clothing for the next five minutes.]
GUM: Okay guys I think I have found what I like. This pink tank top and skirt along with these white high heels. I think they would look fabulous.
SPORE: That’s great, Gum.
GUM: Have any of you found anything you like?
DO: Well I saw some solid black t-shirts, jeans and sneakers that I like. I also saw a black fedora and some aviator shades that I really like.
SWEAT: I think I’ll just wear one of their generic company logo shirts with some blue denim jeans. I saw that they were selling some on clearance.
SPORE: I think I’ll go for that baby green dress and black sneakers that I saw.
GUM: That’s great. I guess we are all set then.
SWEAT: Yeah, I think so too
[Do takes out out his business card again and briefly glances at it.]
DO: You know I just can’t believe that those girls invited us to a club without informing us of its location. I mean how are we supposed to find it? How are we supposed to get there?
ALICE: By private jet
ANNA: To Switzerland
ALICE & ANNA: One way.
[Do turned around really fast appearing to be in a state of confusion. Alice and Anna were standing behind him with blue bags in their hands. Alice was wearing a plum purple dress, purple framed sunglasses with black lenses and purple sneakers. Anna was wearing an electric red dress red framed sunglasses and red sneakers to match the electric red highlights in her hair. ]
DO: Alice? Anna? What are you doing here?
ALICE: We’re here to shop silly.
ANNA: Yeah, we know the club scene like the back of our hand.
GUM: So do I.
SPORE: What part of Switzerland?
ALICE: It is a neighboring country to France.
ANNA: Don’t worry we’ll have you back by tomorrow afternoon.
ALICE: Remember the grand opening of club Hyper.Sex is in two days.
ANNA: Our plane leaves Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. sharp. We will be flying first class.
ALICE: You are to meet us there at approximately 9:00 a.m.
ANNA: And not a minute later.
ALICE: Be there or be square.
SALES ASSOCIATE: Bye ladies!
ALICE & ANNA: BYE ZANE!!!
[They wave at Zane as they are walking out of the door. Zane turns around and looks at Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat.]
SALES ASSOCIATE: You guys ready to pay?
24 HOURS LATER…
[It is now 8:55 a.m. and Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat are only just arriving at the airport. The four of them walk into the airport where they are greeted by Alice and Anna.]
ALICE: Bonjour! Il est si agréable pour nous d'être à nouveau réunis!
ANNA: Oui, c'était très agréable d'avoir couru dans les quatre d'entre vous hier! Avez-vous les gars obtenez assez de repos?
DO: J'ai dormi comme un bébé.
ANNA: Bon, je suis content.
GUM: Will we be needing plane tickets?
ALICE: Not at all. You are flying via our private jet. A ticket is not needed.
ANNA: By the way how old are you all?
ALICE: Great. Then you all are old enough to drink then.
ANNA: We serve but only the finest liquor and wine aboard our jet. I think you’d enjoy our selection immensely.
SPORE: Do you guys also serve chocolate?
ALICE: Yes, we do.
GUM: What about meals?
ANNA: Of course.
ALICE: Told you we’d take care of you.
ANNA: We weren’t kidding.
[Spore glances at her watch to check the time.]
SPORE: Anyway, it is coming to 10:00 now. Shouldn’t we be leaving?
[Alice and Anna glance at their phones.]
ALICE: Oh my! You guys are right. It is now 9:55 a.m.
ANNA: Well I guess we had better get going if we want to make it to the event on time.
ALICE: Yes, so we should.
ANNA: Alright, kids follow us outside to the jet.
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat follow Alice and Anna outside the airport. A big, white jet was sitting just across from the airway.]
ALICE: Well, what are you waiting for? Come aboard!
ANNA: Yeah, don’t be such a loser. Come on! Come aboard all of you!
[Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat climb aboard the jet. A tall, muscular butler approaches them. He had a dark, brown afro, dark brown eyes, and golden brown skin.]
BUTLER: Hello, there young lads! My name is Owen.
[Owen gently grabs both Gum and Spore’s hands simultaneously as he planted a soft kiss on the backs of their palms.]
BUTLER: I was informed that the four of you would be flying first class today, correct?
GUM: Yes, that is correct, Owen.
BUTLER: May I escort you to your seats?
GUM: Yes, you may kind one.
SPORE: Please never hesitate to ask.
[Gum and Spore let out a few really sexy giggles.]
BUTLER: Right this way.
[Owen escorts Do, Spore, Gum and Sweat to their seats. The four of them take their seats and begin to relax.]
BUTLER: What can I get you guys to drink?
GUM: Do you have strawberry wine?
BUTLER: Yes, ma’am. I believe we do have that.
GUM: Could you get me a glass of that please?
BUTLER: Yes, of course. Is there anything I can get for the rest of you lads?
SPORE: I’ll have a blue raspberry soda.
DO: I’d also like a blue raspberry soda.
[Spore looked at Do with a wide grin on her face as she began to blush. Do returned the expression.]
BUTLER: Ok I’ll have your drinks out straight away.
DO, SPORE, GUM & SWEAT: THANK YOU, OWEN!
BUTLER: You’re welcome!
[Owen turns around and walks straight to the cockpit, types in the security access code. The door to the cockpit opens. Owen walks right in and closes the door. He then puts his hands over his face and aggressively clenches and pulls the skin off of his face baring a the face of a beautiful female. This female then removed a hair net from her head revealing jet, black shoulder length hair. She also had winter blue eyes, and black lipstick.]
NURSE YUCKI: The kids totally bought it
WIFI: Good. Go back out there and entertain them a bit more. They are going to need it for when they go to the club. That’s where the real entertainment is.
DR. NIGHTMARE: Ah, the beauty of precursors
[Dr. Nightmare, WiFi and Anaïs begin cackling very loudly together.]