Chapter 2 The Curse

He shrinks down and he been turn into a black cat. Ron goes to pet him and he swats at her. Gil and Kim laugh. And Ron smiles. Suddenly there is a pounding at the front door. The villagers have arrived. "Open! Witches! Daughters of Darkness! Open this door." "Hide the child." Gil covers Hanna with a shawl. "Witches? There are no witches here sir." "Don't get your knickers in a twist. We are just three kindly old spinster ladies." "Spending a quiet evening at home." "Sucking the life's out of little children." Kim grabs her tries to choke her. The villagers now have the sisters out by a tree. The sisters have nooses around their necks and are

standing on barrels. "Kim Stoppable." "Yes?" "I will ask thee one final time." "Yes?" "What have thou done with my son, Felix." "Felix?" Thinks about it. "Answer me!" "Well, I don't know. Cat's got my tongue." She and her sisters have a good laugh. In regards to the nose around Ron's neck. "This is terribly uncomfortable." "Sisters. Sing!" The sisters begin to sing. "Ah! Ah! Ah! Thrice I with mercury purify. And spit it up on the twelve tables." "Cover your ears! Listen to them not!" A man hold the 'book' throws it down to cove his ears and the book lands at Kim's feet. It opens up and she sees the spell that it revealed to her. "Fools!

All of you! My ungodly book speaks to you. On All Hollow's Eve when the moon is round a virgin shall summon us from under the ground. Oh, we shall be back. And the lives of all the children shall be mine." Mr. Renton gives the signal and the barrels that the sisters are standing on are kicked from under them. Felix, now a cat, goes over to his father and rubs against his leg. "Away! Away beast!" Felix gives a mournful meow. "Poor Felix Renton, neither his fatter, his mother, nor anyone else knew what become of him, those 300 years ago." Salem, Massachusetts 1993. Classroom. A room full of high school students sits listening to the teacher as

she tells them about the Stoppable sisters. "And so the Stoppable sisters were hanged by the Salem townsfolk. Now there are those who say, that on Halloween night, a black still guards the old Stoppable house. Warning off anyone who might make the witches come back to life." "Give me a break." Josh is your average teenager. He's got blond and blue eyes and wears as tie-dyed t-shirt. "Uh huh. We seem to have a skeptic in our midst. Mr. Mankey, would you care to give your California, laid back tie-dyed

point of view?" The class laughs. "Okay. Grunted that you guys here in Salem are all into these black cats and witches and stuff…" "Stuff?" "Fine. But everyone knows here that Halloween was invented by the candy companies. It's a conspiracy." "It just so happens that Halloween is based on the ancient feast called All Hollow's Eve. It's the one night of the year where the spirits of the dead can return to Earth." The class cheers and claps, and so does the teacher. "Well said, Bonnie." Josh gets up and goes over to Bonnie with a piece of paper in his hand. Hands the Bonnie the paper. "Well in case Jimmy Hendrix shows up tonight, here's my

number." The class groans and whistles. The bell rings. Bonnie takes the paper, and then gets up and leaves. "Josh, fat chance." Josh grabs his stuff and runs out of the room. School yard. Josh is on his bike heading home and he spots Bonnie so he heads over to her. "Bonnie." "Hi." "Hi. Look, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to embarrass you in class." "You didn't." "My name is Josh Mankey." "Yeah, I know. You just moved here, huh?" "Yeah, last week." "Most have been a big change for you." "Yeah, that's for sure." "You don't like it here?" "Oh, the leaves are great, but… I don't know, it's just all this Halloween stuff. "You don't believe in it?" "What

you mean like, the Stoppable sisters? No way." "Not even on Halloween?" Smiles. "Especially not on Halloween!" Holds up a piece of paper. "Trick or treat!" She hands him the papers and walks off. He opens it only to see that she's written down his phone number and given it back to him. Cemetery. Josh rides through the graveyard and he runs into two other High school kids. "Hold! Who are you?" "Josh. I just moved here." "From where?" "Los Angeles." They give him a blank look. "LA." "Oh, dude…" "Tubualar." "I'm Jay, this is Ernie." Grabs Jay. "How many times I gotta tell you you… my name ain't Ernie no more, it's Ice. Ice." "This is Ice."

Ice turns around and the word 'ICE' has been cut into back of his hair. "So, let's have a butt." "No thinks, I don't smoke." "They're very health conscious in Los Angeles." Both he and Jay laugh. "You got any cash… Hollywood?" No." "Gee, we don't get any smokes from you; we don't get any cash, what am I supposed to do with my afternoon?" "Maybe you could learn to breathe through your nose." Jay thinks this is hilariously funny and busts out a laugh. He stops when Ice gives him a hard look. Looking at

Josh's shoes. "Whoa. Check out the new cross trainers." "Cool. Let me try 'em on." Josh goes to leave but Jay stops him. Josh is now riding off but he's not wearing his shoes anymore. "Later, dude!" "See you, Hollywood." Josh's house. Josh arrives home and slams into the house. His parents are downstairs unpacking. "Hey, Josh, how was school?" "It sucked." "Hey watch your language." Storming upstairs. "I can't believe you made move here!" "He wasn't wearing any shoes." "Well, must be some form of protest."

Josh's room. Josh goes in and feeds his fish. It appears that someone is watching him from the closet. To fish. "Hey guys." Goes and lies down on the bed. "Oh…" To himself holding a pillow. "…oh Bonnie. You're soft, I just wanna hug…" Suddenly Josh's sister Tara bursts out of the closet. "Boo!" "Tara!" Laughs. "I scared you. I scared you! Ha Ha!" She jumps on the bed. "I'm Bonnie. Bonnie. Kiss me, I'm Bonnie." "Mom and Dad told you to stay out of my room! "Don't be such a crab." Jumping on bed. "Guess what? You're gonna take me trick-or-treating." "Not this year, Tara." "Mom said you have to." "Well she can take you."