Mean Monsters & Helpful Heroes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
There's a mean monster, and it is up to the remarkable and popular DI Gregory Gloop and the charming and admirable Prof Tom Willis to save the day from this ruthless creature causing conflict.

Submitted: March 09, 2016

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EXT. A GREASY DINER - AFTERNOON

Remarkable painter DI GREGORY GLOOP is arguing with charming teacher MASTER SANDIE OLSSON. GREGORY tries to hug SANDIE but he shakes him off.

GREGORY
Please Sandie, don't leave me.

SANDIE
I'm sorry Gregory, but I'm looking for somebody a bit more brave. Somebody who faces his fears head on, instead of running away.

GREGORY
I am such a person!

SANDIE frowns.

SANDIE
I'm sorry, Gregory. I just don't feel excited by this relationship anymore.

SANDIE leaves.

GREGORY sits down, looking defeated.

Moments later, kind private detective PROF TOM WILLIS barges in looking flustered.

GREGORY
Goodness, Tom! Is everything okay?

TOM
I'm afraid not.

GREGORY
What is it? Don't keep me in suspense...

TOM
It's ... a monster ... I saw an evil monster punch a bunch of elderly ladies!

GREGORY
Defenseless elderly ladies?

TOM
Yes, defenseless elderly ladies!

GREGORY
Bloomin' heck, Tom! We've got to do something.

TOM
I agree, but I wouldn't know where to start.

GREGORY
You can start by telling me where this happened.

TOM
I was...

TOM fans himself and begins to wheeze.

GREGORY
Focus Tom, focus! Where did it happen?

TOM
National History Museum! That's right - National History Museum!

GREGORY springs up and begins to run.

 

EXT. A ROAD - CONTINUOUS

GREGORY rushes along the street, followed by TOM. They take a short cut through some back gardens, jumping fences along the way.

 

INT. NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM - SHORTLY AFTER

WENNA GODFREY a ruthless monster terrorises two elderly ladies.

GREGORY, closely followed by TOM, rushes towards WENNA, but suddenly stops in his tracks.

TOM
What is is? What's the matter?

GREGORY
That's not just any old monster, that's Wenna Godfrey!

TOM
Who's Wenna Godfrey?

GREGORY
Who's Wenna Godfrey? Who's Wenna Godfrey? Only the most ruthless monster in the universe!

TOM
Blinkin' knickers, Gregory! We're going to need some help if we're going to stop the most ruthless monster in the universe!

GREGORY
You can say that again.

TOM
Blinkin' knickers, Gregory! We're going to need some help if we're going to stop the most ruthless monster in the universe!

GREGORY
I'm going to need spoons, lots of spoons.

Wenna turns and sees Gregory and Tom. She grins an evil grin.

WENNA
Gregory Gloop, we meet again.

TOM
You've met?

GREGORY
Yes. It was a long, long time ago...

 

EXT. A PARK - BACK IN TIME

A young GREGORY is sitting in a park listening to some jazz music, when suddenly a dark shadow casts over him.

He looks up and sees WENNA. He takes off his headphones.

WENNA
Would you like some wine gums?

GREGORY's eyes light up, but then he studies WENNA more closely, and looks uneasy.

GREGORY
I don't know, you look kind of ruthless.

WENNA
Me? No. I'm not ruthless. I'm the least ruthless monster in the world.

GREGORY
Wait, you're a monster?

GREGORY runs away, screaming.

 

INT. NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM - PRESENT DAY

WENNA
You were a coward then, and you are a coward now.

TOM
(To GREGORY) You ran away?

GREGORY
(To TOM) I was a young child. What was I supposed to do?

GREGORY turns to WENNA.

GREGORY
I may have run away from you then, but I won't run away this time!

GREGORY runs away.

He turns back and shouts.

GREGORY
I mean, I am running away, but I'll be back - with spoons.

WENNA
I'm not scared of you.

GREGORY
You should be.

 

INT. HAMSTEAD HEATH - LATER THAT DAY

GREGORY and TOM walk around searching for something.

GREGORY
I feel sure I left my spoons somewhere around here.

TOM
Are you sure? It does seem like an odd place to keep deadly spoons.

GREGORY
You know nothing Tom Willis.

TOM
We've been searching for ages. I really don't think they're here.

Suddenly, WENNA appears, holding a pair of spoons.

WENNA
Looking for something?

TOM
Crikey, Gregory, she's got your spoons.

GREGORY
Tell me something I don't already know!

TOM
The earth's circumference at the equator is about 40,075 km.

GREGORY
I know that already!

TOM
I pick my nose and eat it.

WENNA
(appalled) Dude!

While WENNA is looking at TOM with disgust, GREGORY lunges forward and grabs his deadly spoons. He wields them, triumphantly.

GREGORY
Prepare to die, you ruthless courgette!

WENNA
No please! All I did was punch a bunch of elderly ladies!

SANDIE enters, unseen by any of the others.

GREGORY
I cannot tolerate that kind of behaviour! Those elderly ladies were defenceless! Well now they have a defender - and that's me! Gregory Gloop defender of innocent elderly ladies.

WENNA
Don't hurt me! Please!

GREGORY
Give me one good reason why I shouldn't use these spoons on you right away!

WENNA
Because Gregory, I am your mother.

GREGORY looks stunned for a few moments, but then collects himself.

GREGORY
No you're not!

WENNA
Ah well, it had to be worth a try.

WENNA tries to grab the spoons but GREGORY dodges out of the way.

GREGORY
Who's the mummy now? Huh? Huh?

Unexpectedly, WENNA slumps to the ground.

TOM
Did she just faint?

GREGORY
I think so. Well that's disappointing. I was rather hoping for a more dramatic conclusion, involving my deadly spoons.

GREGORY crouches over WENNA's body.

TOM
Be careful, Gregory. It could be a trick.

GREGORY
No, it's not a trick. It appears that... It would seem... Wenna Godfrey is dead!

GREGORY
What?

GREGORY
Yes, it appears that I scared her to death.

TOM claps his hands.

TOM
So your spoons did save the day, after all.

SANDIE steps forward.

SANDIE
Is it true? Did you kill the ruthless monster?

GREGORY
Sandie how long have you been...?

SANDIE puts his arm around GREGORY.

SANDIE
Long enough.

GREGORY
Then you saw it for yourself. I killed Wenna Godfrey.

SANDIE
Then the elderly ladies are safe?

GREGORY
It does seem that way!

A crowd of vulnerable elderly ladies enter, looking relived.

SANDIE
You are their hero.

The elderly ladies bow to GREGORY.

GREGORY
There is no need to bow to me. I seek no worship. The knowledge that Wenna Godfrey will never punch elderly ladies ever again, is enough for me.

SANDIE
You are humble as well as brave!

One of the elderly ladies passes GREGORY a wooden talisman

SANDIE
I think they want you to have it, as a symbol of their gratitude.

GREGORY
I couldn't possibly.

Pause.

GREGORY
Well, if you insist.

GREGORY takes the talisman.

GREGORY
Thank you.

The elderly ladies bow their heads once more, and leave.

GREGORY turns to SANDIE.

GREGORY
Does this mean you want me back?

SANDIE
Oh, Gregory, of course I want you back!

GREGORY smiles for a few seconds, but then looks defiant.

GREGORY
Well you can't have me.

SANDIE
WHAT?

GREGORY
You had no faith in me. You had to see my scare a monster to death before you would believe in me. I don't want a lover like that.

SANDIE
But...

GREGORY
Please leave. I want to spend time with the one person who stayed with me through thick and thin - my best friend, Tom.

TOM grins.

SANDIE
But...

TOM
You heard the gentleman. Now be off with you. Skidaddle! Shoo!

SANDIE
Gregory?

GREGORY
I'm sorry Sandie, but I think you should skidaddle.

SANDIE leaves.

TOM turns to GREGORY.

TOM
Did you mean that? You know ... that I'm your best friend?

GREGORY
Of course you are!

The two walk off arm in arm.

Suddenly TOM stops.

TOM
When I said I pick my nose and eat it, you know I was just trying to distract the monster don't you?

THE END


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