~ Curtain Opens ~
The enchanted island's port village square.
[ Freddie's yacht sits on the dark, stormy sea in the distance. All her passengers are coming ashore. The village is deserted and beset with wind and rain.]
Enter YOLANDA, OWEN, EMEYLE and all the PASSENGERS/WEDDING GUESTS from FREDDIE'S yacht, all rushing from the dock to the shelter of the hotel.
( SHOUTING over the HOWLING WIND)
If the village is abandoned, are you quite sure we should stay here?
There's no turning back now. We can't make it back to the yacht.
[EMEYLE runs out of the hotel, back into the rain. EARL grabs her and forces her back towards the hotel.]
He's not in the hotel! Owen's gone missing.
(Sternly, dragging her back into the hotel)
He'll be very upset when he returns to the hotel and finds you're not there.
[EARL and YOLANDA drag EMEYLE into the hotel.]
ENTER the fairies, SEWDEW, SEAMINT and SEABEAN. They flit about in the wind until they spy what they are looking for in the window flower box of TOOT'S SWEETS BAKERY.
(SEADEW flickers over and snatches the bag off the window box. It is so heavy that she falls to the ground with it.)
I didn't expect it would be full.
(SEAMINT and SEABEAN gather round and watch as SEADEW opens the sack.)
Not one coin has been delivered!
[SEAMINT puts his hands on his hips and taps his foot impatiently.]
What kind of tooth fairy is this!?
[SEABEAN scratches his head.]
[SEADEW rises and points to the window display. There lies the TOOTH FAIRY/BIZZ BAFF THE BISCUIT BASHER, sleeping on her back, her legs propped up on a wedding cake and her head resting in a bed donuts. She has biscuits in her hands resting over her heart.]
The kind with a sweet tooth!
Bizz Baff The Biscuit Basher!
[SEAMINT and SEABEAN buzz into the shop, lift up the sleeping BIZZ BAFF and carry her outside. They place her next to SEADEW beneath the flower box. BIZZ BAFF has donuts and cupcakes sticking to her hair and wings.]
Wake up, sweet Bizz Baff! Thou art in a sugared sleep. Rowan commands thee to return. Gather ye teeth another night.
[BIZZ BAFF yawns, stretches, realizes she has biscuits in her hands, bites one and speaks with her mouth full.]
(With mouth full of cookies)
This order provokes me to unact heavy deeds.
What deeds undo? Uneat and unsleep? Not one coin has been traded for one tooth!
This heavy sack speaks for thee!
And THIS sack has teeth enough to make thee bite thy tongue!
[BIZZ BAFF produces a huge sack of baby teeth. SEABEAN, SEAMINT and SEADEW look into sack and are amazed and puzzled.]
Under pillows, under heads,
In nearby and far away beds,
Well served I the Fairy Queen,
Trading each tooth lost tonight,
With sapphires blue and emeralds green,
Rubies red and diamonds bright!
Thus every tooth looser did I reach!
With treasure I gathered from yonder beach.
[SEABEAN, SEAMINT and SEADEW all cover their faces and groan.]
That same beach was tonight visited by the Groach who scatters her enchanted jewels in the sand so that she may eat those who find them.
Hurry! Rowan will tell us how we may yet save the children!
SEABEAN, SEAMINT, SEADEW and BIZ BAFF exit in a hurry
~ Curtain Closes ~
~ To Be Continued ~