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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2009, 12:56:37 pm »
My latest creation is finally here to for all to enjoy.

So, enjoy!  :D

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CRONO:    It’s the same show with a new twist.

MARLE:    Seven people living under one roof.

LUCCA:   Getting to know each other better.

FROG:    Privy to their flaws and faults.

ROBO:   Tolerating their illogical actions.

MAGUS:    Wishing they could get a moment’s peace.

AYLA:    This Real World – Chrono Trigger.

EPISODE FIVE: Crono’s Apology Cake, The Big Case Part 2, and Ayla’s Confession

CRONO (Interview):   Marle’s been acting kind of weird lately.  She’s moody, she always in her room, and she almost never talks to me. I mean, it’s only been a week since we argued over sorting the DVD library.  I just can’t believe how temperamental women can be. (Pause) I don’t like Blu-Ray.  

INT. MARLE’S ROOM – DAY

Marle is typing away on her TruceBook profile.  There’s a knock at her door.

Marle heaves a sigh, gets up, and opens her door.  Crono has his hands behind his back.


MARLE:   What do you want?

CRONO:   I came to apologize because of… well, because of what happened last week.

MARLE:   I don’t know what you’ve got for me, but it’s not going to make this better.

CRONO:   Come on, at least show some appreciation for me doing this.  Everybody’s gone to fight that inventor guy in court, and we’re the only ones here, so—

MARLE:   So you came to apologize when it was most convenient for you. And no, Magus and Ayla are still here.

CRONO:   Magus and Ayla?

MARLE:   Yeah, Magus won’t help us because of our past with him, and trials weren’t invented when Ayla was alive.

CRONO:   Oh…but hey. Check this out. I made it for you.

Crono reveals an apology cake. It reads “I’m sorry.” The sprites for Crono and Marle’s impromptu balloon ride at the Moonlight Festival is imprinted on the cake.

MARLE:      (Shakes her head) That better not be butter-cream cake from Save Mart.

CRONO:      It was the only kind they had in stock.

MARLE:      I knew it! (Slams the door)

CRONO:           What!? I go to all this trouble to make up for what I did, and to get that ending for our adventure, and you won’t accept my apology because you’re watching your waistline?

Marle opens the door again. She stares at Crono.

MARLE:      You really want to go to all that trouble to say you’re sorry?

CRONO:      Um, didn’t I just do that?

MARLE:      No, you didn't.  I’ll take that, thank you.

Marle takes the cake from Crono and calmly starts to closes the door.

CRONO:      So you accept my apology?

MARLE:   (Stops) Make one from scratch… then we’ll talk (Closes the door).

Crono heaves a sigh and heads for the kitchen.

MARLE (Interview):   I know Crono really means well for me. I think it’s sweet for him to get me a cake, but I wanted him to work for his apology. You don’t just go through a relationship like this and think you can get away with your partner doing the least amount of work and getting the most out of it.

INTERVIEWER:   He told us that you were supposed to share it with him.

MARLE (Interview):   Oh. Oh, boy.  Um, how do I put this?  Somebody else went and ate it when I wasn’t looking.  Please don’t tell him.

AYLA (Interview):   (Face covered in frosting) Ayla like white mud food!  Better than sweet water! Now Ayla no sleep for both sun and moon! Ayla find more white mud food! (Gets up and leaves)

INT. COURTROOM – MEANWHILE

The courtroom is crowded with members of the press and public.  Frog sits right behind Lucca and Robo, both of whom sit at the defendant’s table. Their lawyer isn’t there.

LAWYER (Interview):   As it turns out, they didn’t need me. I don't know why, but they seemed confident in their decision. (Pauses) I fear for their lives.

The Judge enters the courtroom and takes his seat at the podium.

JUDGE:         We will begin the trial with the introduction of the plaintiff and the defense.

Cue dramatic piano music.

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Plaintiff’s Name:   Norstein Bekkler
Gender:                 Male
Age:                      Thousands
Occupation:          Horror Show Operator / Amateur Inventor
Likes:                    Maniacal Laughter, Poyozo Dolls, Candle-Lit Dinners
Dislikes:                Losing to a customer
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Defendant’s Name:   Lucca Ashtear
Gender:                     Female
Age:                          Late teens (maybe legal)
Occupation:              Inventor / Science Whiz
Likes:                        Inventing, Studying, Moon-lit Walks on the Beach
Dislikes:                    Floating heads, Frogs
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Lawyer’s Name:         R67-Y (aka “Robo”)
Gender:                      Apparently Male
Judge:                        Too far!

The piano music stops via record scratch.

JUDGE:   (Clears throat) The plaintiff claims that Miss Lucca had filed a patent for a portable lie detector with nearly the same functional attributes and schematics as the one patented by the plaintiff. The date of said patent submission was…

The judge continues to introduce the case ad-lib.

LUCCA:   (Whispers to Robo) Are you sure you know what you’re doing?

ROBO:   (Whispers to Lucca) Of course. Yesterday, I downloaded the Truce Civil and Penal Code Book and I downloaded every episode of “Law & Order” in existence. Instant lawyer at your service.

LUCCA (Interview):   Norstein Bekkler. I should’ve known.  He’s been after me since I beat his 15-man Clone Search game in less than ten seconds, a first for anyone who’s ever played in his tent.  And no, that’s not a sexual reference.

ROBO (Interview):   Although it usually goes against my programming, right now, I feel it my moral obligation to help Lucca in this case.  Still, it simply astounds me how humans file lawsuits for the tiniest nuisances. For example, I read an article the other day about a student suing his professor for teaching a difficult subject which he claimed would be easy.  I thought it was.

INTERVIEWER:   Which class was it?

ROBO (Interview):   Particle Physics. I don’t see what’s so hard about such a class.

NORSTEIN (Interview):   I’m going to win this lawsuit, and Lucca’s gonna face my newest game as punishment. I call it “The Kitty Litter Special"... because, you know, I like cats and such.

INT. KITCHEN - MEANWHILE

Crono works amidst different ingredients and a Betty Crocker cookbook opened up to “Baked Alaska.”

Ayla enters the kitchen.

CRONO:   Ayla, now’s not a best time.  I’m busy working on Marle’s new cake.

AYLA:      But Crono promise Ayla to help find guy who take Ayla spare skin.

CRONO:   Any other time, I would help you, but I’m busy working on Marle’s new cake.

AYLA:      Cake? Do Crono mean white mud food?

CRONO:   No, it’s not called—(stops what he’s doing) Wait a second. Ayla, did you see the, uh… “White mud food” I gave to Marle?

AYLA:      Huh? White mud food for Marle?

CRONO:   Yes. It was a cake I bought from the store. Where did you see her put it?

AYLA:   Ayla see white mud food in Marle hut when Marle use little water cave.  Ayla see white mud food, Ayla smell white mud food, Ayla… Ayla…

CRONO:   What did you do, Ayla?

AYLA:   *Sniffle* Ayla eat white mud food! (Drops to her knees) Oh, Ayla sorry, Crono! Ayla no able to help. Tummy say “Yes! Eat white mud food!” but Ayla say “No!”… and Tummy win over Ayla mind!  Ayla no strong at all!

Ayla cries into Crono’s tunic and blows her nose.  Crono is both disgusted and flattered at the same time as he continues to stir the ingredients in the bowl in his arms.

CRONO (Interview):   Not strong?  How many women do you know that can eat an entire butter-cream cake in one sitting? Ayla’s stronger than any of us, especially when you consider her style of living. None of that’s gonna go to her thighs.

MARLE (Interview):   (In her bathrobe) What!? I'm not giving an interview looking like this! Get out!!

Marle blocks the camera with her hand.

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End of Episode Five.  To be continued… (I hope)

« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 02:48:37 am by GenesisOne »

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2009, 09:17:20 pm »
Bwahahaha. I especially liked that one of Bekkler's likes is "Candle-Lit Dinners". Simply delightful.

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2009, 12:51:19 am »
Ahahahaah! That was awesome. Go Ayla.

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2009, 02:04:35 am »

Yeah.  Norstein may be a trickster, but he's got a soft, romantic side to him that nobody knew about... until this episode.

As for Ayla, it's a little tricky coming up with the Prehistoric equivalent of modern-day terms:

Cake = White Mud Food

Shower = Little Water Cave

Video Camera = ????????

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2009, 01:09:48 pm »
Yeah, I doubt there's a prehistoric precedent for the video camera. You could have her mispronounce it or something...

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2009, 05:55:55 pm »

Hmm...

How about Video Camera = All-Seeing Black Rock?

Yeah...I thought it was too much to attempt.

Anywho, if there's anything you would to see happen to the characters, PM me and I'll do my best to incorporate them into the series.  Cheers to the viewers! : :D

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2009, 01:45:03 pm »

As fate would have it, Episode will be due this Friday or Saturday, so stay tuned for:

- The intense (yet comical) court room scene with Lucca, Robo, and the ever-so-tricky Norstein Bekkler
- Ayla's hunt for the one responsible for hiding her spare skin
- Crono's completion and appeal to Marle with his Baked Alaska


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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2009, 06:12:05 pm »
Can't wait!

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2009, 03:11:23 am »

Update: I just got a new wireless card for my computer. 

The old one was broken and I had to get it replaced, thus making me unable to post it tonight.

Sorry for the delay.  :( I'll do my best to make it up to the faithful readers of this series.

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2009, 01:03:51 pm »

Sorry, folks, for almost a week of delay on my deadline.  Welcome to the world of creative writing, huh?

Anyways, here’s the next episode to enjoy.  It’s a landmark episode for me seeing how it’s the first one in the series to include an emoticon of any kind.

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CRONO:    It’s the same show with a new twist.

MARLE:     Seven people living under one roof.

LUCCA:    Getting to know each other better.

FROG:    Privy to their flaws and faults.

ROBO:    Tolerating their illogical actions.

MAGUS:    Wishing they could get a moment’s peace.

AYLA:       This Real World – Chrono Trigger.

EPISODE SIX: The Big Case Part 3, and Crono’s Early Departure

LUCCA (Interview):   Ever since Robo decided to be my representation in this case, our group’s lawyer has decided to pull out on us.  I think it’s because he fears his extensive knowledge of legal counseling and patent processing.

INTERVIEWER:   Didn’t you say earlier it was because he had a computer his your body?

LUCCA (Interview):   That, too. Hey, intimidation only works if you can “back it up”.  Get it?

INTERVIEWER:      :? …no.

INT. COURTROOM – DAY

JUDGE:      Mr. Bekkler, the floor is yours.

Norstein Bekkler floats over the plaintiff’s table, towards the jury, and lets out his trademark laugh.

NORSTEIN:   (Sinister) Leggies and Jangle-Fans—*clears throat* (Composed) Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury…and the occasional amphibian mix…

FROG:   (To himself) How didst fate ever see to me being a juror?

NORSTEIN:   …I will present to you undeniable evidence and eyewitness testimony that I, Norstein Bekkler, am the original inventor of the homemade portable lie detector, and that Lucca Ashtear is guilty of being nothing more than a smarter-than-your-average copycat.

ROBO:   (Extends his Crisis Arm) Objection!

The sound of a weapon charging its energy rings throughout the courtroom.  Everybody in earshot gasps and starts to shuffle in their seats away from Robo.

JUDGE:   (Bangs his gavel) Robo! Get rid of that weapon attached to your arm!

ROBO:   But I can’t.  Only the party leader can equip and unequip weapons and armor.

JUDGE:      And who’s your party leader?

ROBO:    Crono, but he’s not here right now.  Here, I’ll leave the safety on while security escorts him here. (Switches his safety on)

JUDGE:    (Heaves a sigh) If we get a police service to bring Crono here, then you can never use an objection for the rest of this trial.

ROBO:    Agreed, you Honor. (Bows, then sits down)

NORSTEIN:    As I was saying… where was I at?  Oh, yes.  I’d like to call up Bob, the patent clerk.

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Name:       Bob Burpsaplenty
Gender:       Male
Occupation:    Patent Clerk
Likes:       Archiving ridiculous patents (e.g. Parachute hat)
Dislikes:       Not having a personality, his surname
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 NORSTEIN:    Mister Burpsaplenty, according to the records at the patent office you work at, how long ago did I register my invention?

BOB:     About two weeks and three days ago.

NORSTEIN:    And was the registration in question for my homemade portable lie detector?

BOB:    Yes, it was.

NORSTEIN:    And is it true that some time after the date of registration that you also registered a patent similar to my own in both composition and function?

BOB:    I believe I did.  At least, I think I did.

NORSTEIN:    (Whips out some papers) Your honor, this documentation is a reprinted copy of the patent for my device which was filed at the time specified by Mister Burpsaplenty. What does the timestamp read on the document, Bob?

Norstein Bekkler shows Bob Burpsaplenty the documents.  Bob looks near the bottom of the first page.

BOB:    The twenty-second of August?

The jurors murmur amongst themselves, except Frog.  One murmurs to Frog.

FROG:    (To himself) Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Walla-Walla?  What cryptic tongue be mine fellow jurors speaking?

NORSTEIN:    Thank you, Mister Burpsaplenty. Robo, your witness.

Norstein Bekkler floats over to his table, lets out his trademark laugh. Robo stands up, approaches Bob.
 
ROBO:    Mister Burpsaplenty, when did you say that you filed Mister Bekkler’s patent?

BOB:     Two weeks and three days ago.

ROBO:    And was the documentation provided to you by Mister Bekkler authentic?

BOB:      I believe it was.

ROBO:    There’s a difference between believing something and knowing something.  According to your profile, Mister Burpsaplenty, you like to archive ridiculous patents.  What do you make of a homemade portable lie detector?

BOB:      I… I- I don’t know if they’re legitimate or not. At least, I think they are.  I don’t know, the idea sounds kind of odd to me.

ROBO:    Shaky answer, Mister Burpsaplenty.  (Takes some documents out of his chest) Your Honor, these are the archives for the patent office that Bob works at.  Mister Burpsaplenty, is the homemade portable lie detector listed amongst these patents?

Robo shows Bob the documents.  Bob scans the page over.

BOB:    No, sir.

ROBO:    So, let’s add this up. You claim not to know the legitimacy of a homemade portable lie detector, and yet you chose not to archive these two patents?  Let the record show that Mister Burpsaplenty has just made a contradiction.

The jurors murmur amongst themselves, except Frog.  One murmurs to Frog.

FROG:    (To himself) What must one learn to master such language? Be there a book on this?

ROBO:    No further questions, your honor.

Robo and Bob take their respective seats.

LUCCA (Interview):    I think this is going pretty well.  Robo seems to know what he’s doing.  What I don’t understand is how Frog got onto the jury.

FROG (Interview):    I will reward most handsomely the soul who can translate the nonsense spoken by mine fellow jurors.  How elst can I reach an impartial answer?  One even did propose to cast lots for Lucca’s innocence.  ‘Tis but a wagon of billycock!

INT. LIVING ROOM - MEANWHILE

Magus is sitting down watching Unsolved Mysteries starring Schala Zeal as the missing person.  Ayla and Crono enter the room.  Magus mutters a few words under his breath. The TiVo pauses the program.

MAGUS:    What do you two want?

AYLA:    Ayla look for man who steal Ayla spare skin.  Ayla know that man steal it.

CRONO:    She’s been bugging me all day about it.  She bugged me while I was making Baked Alaska and while I was working the oven.  Just tell us what you know.

MAGUS:    Take your search somewhere else.

AYLA:    Ayla no leave until pale man with sharp rock pole speaks truth.

CRONO:       I burned my hands while placing the pans in the oven.

AYLA:    Ayla know pale man know who steal Ayla spare skin.

MAGUS:    So, what’s the problem?  You found your underwear.  Let bygones be bygones.

AYLA:   Ayla think one-eyed god hypnotize pale man into no speak truth… and what be bygone?  Ayla not know.

CRONO:       (Shows his hands) I got untreated second-degree burns from half an hour ago.

MAGUS:    This one-eyed god is my only relief from the rest of you.  Besides, it’s not like either of you can fight me for the truth.

Crono raises a finger to object, but stops and hangs his head in shame.

CRONO:   He’s right.  Let’s go look somewhere else, Ayla. (Drags Ayla away)

AYLA:    Ayla know pale man steal Ayla spare skin!  Ayla knooooooooooooowwwww!!

Magus chuckles to himself, mutters a few more words, and his program resumes.

MAGUS (Interview):    Yeah, I’m still searching for my sister, even though I’m stuck with these kids.  It’s what keeps me going through the week.  I’ll find her someday, but until then, I can always watch my favorite childhood sitcom, It Happened in Zeal.

INT. HALLWAY - LATER

Crono approaches Marle’s room with the finished Baked Alaska on a silver tray.  Ayla follows behind Crono with a bottle of dark rum.

CRONO:    Okay, Ayla.  Pour that on the cake.

Ayla pours the dark rum on the Baked Alaska.

[/b]AYLA: [/b]   What this black water do to white mud food, Crono?

CRONO:       It makes the cake go flambé.

AYLA:       Go what? Crono speak funny.

CRONO:   (Groans) Black water make white mud food turn hot.  Okay, stop.

Ayla stops pouring the dark rum and sets it aside.  She picks up a box of matches.

[/b]AYLA: [/b]      Now Ayla use little fire stick?

CRONO:       Not yet.  I have to knock first.

Crono raises his fist to knock, but there’s a knock at the front door instead.  Crono stops.

CRONO:       Hold this, Ayla.

Crono hands Ayla the Baked Alaska and approaches the front door.  He peeks through the peephole and spots five or so officers gathered the front door.  Crono opens the door.

CRONO:       Something wrong, officers?

Officer #1:    Are you Crono of Truce?

CRONO:       Uh… yes?

Officer #1:    Good.  Take ‘im, boys.

The officers swarm around Crono, subdue him, and escort him out the door.

CRONO:   Marle!  Help!  It's the Trial all over again!  I can still hear the music...!

The officers continue to pull Crono down the hallway.

Meanwhile, Ayla strikes a match against the wall and touches the flame to the Baked Alaska.  It catches fire right away.  Marle opens her door and peeks out.  Ayla steps back.

MARLE:   Crono, what are you yelling about!?  (Looks at the cake, gasps) Baked Alaska?

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End of Episode Six.  To be continued… (I hope)

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2009, 02:37:17 am »

If it's any consolation, the late arrival was mostly due to my creative train of thought being held up at the station.  It happens from time to time, but I'll find some way to make it up to the readers.

You can still influence the series by PMing me with ideas for what can happen to the characters.

For now, you still have the latest release.   :D

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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2009, 12:51:12 pm »

Coming up this week: the next episode of TRW-CT.  Stay tuned for:

- Crono's unexpected role in the Bekkler V. Ashtear trial.
- Ayla's courageous and foolish shakedown of Magus

~and~

- Marle revealing her profile on Trucebook

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« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2009, 12:05:19 am »
Update:  

Apparently, nobody told me that my family was throwing a party this weekend and they wanted to invite me over.  Well, being the nice and generous person that I am to them, I decided to put Episode 7 on the backburner for now until the weekend is over.  From there, I'll finish the story.

Hang in there.  It'll get better with practice and a fresh injection of creativity.
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Re: The Real World - Chrono Trigger
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2009, 02:47:19 pm »
*Norstein Bekkler floats over the plaintiff’s table, towards the jury, and lets out his trademark laugh.*

I pictured this differently. I thought Bekkler was going floating towards to the Jury, but instead floats to the assigned seats. I wonder how many people are freaked out about a head and two hands floating in thin air? Perhaps he is the remnants of Zeal?

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« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2009, 01:51:39 pm »
I am so… sorry.  :cry:

It’s been so long since I posted the latest episode of TRW – CT.  

I had taken the time to take the series in a new direction.  From here on out, each new episode doesn’t so much follow “The Real World” format, but also the format of a hilarious sitcom that I’ve grown fond of.  You probably haven’t heard of it.  It’s called “Arrested Development.”  The series ended three years ago, but it’s so funny to watch.

Anyways, hope you like the new format for my short story series.  Enjoy. :)



NARRATOR:   Now for the story of seven people from different eras, all living under one roof.  Most of them have magic, but they still manage to screw up and get on each other’s nerves in…

“The Real World – Chrono Trigger.”

EPISODE SEVEN: The Big Case Part 4, and Magus’ Grudge

BREAKING NEWS REPORT!!

NEWS ANCHOR:   A tragic event today. A section of the downtown courthouse roof collapsed during a lawsuit trial.  Luckily, nobody was injured or killed.  Police have speculated that the origin of the collapse was not from a structural failure, but failure to keep the safety on.

INT. COURTROOM – DAY

Robo and Lucca sit at the Defendant’s table while Norstein Bekkler sits at the Plaintiff’s table alone.  Frog sits amongst the jurors.

NARRATOR:   Rewind to earlier that day.

Lucca had been sued by Norstein Bekkler for plagiarizing his patent for a portable lie detector that works when you point it at someone.

Frog was on the jury by some amazing means, and Crono had been escorted by police to the courthouse to remove Robo’s Crisis Arm.  Crono was about to present a Baked Alaska cake to Marle when he was taken away against his will.

All the while, Magus was watching the trial on Court TV, taking a break from finding his sister, Schala, who had now become the Time Devourer.

Everybody was asking the same question: When is this day going to end? Or, in the case of Ayla, When does sun leave sky?

INT. CHARACTERS’ HOUSE – DAY

Magus watches the trial unfold on TV.  Marle enters the room.

MARLE:    Still watching the trial?

MAGUS:    I’ve got nothing else to do.  On the bright side, this makes up for that time you guys harassed me at the North Cape.

MARLE:    Are you still pissed about that? Do you know how long ago that was?

MAGUS:    Three months ago.

NARRATOR:   Magus, of course, was referring to when Crono died and his home got destroyed simply because Lavos threw a temper tantrum when the Mammon Machine tried to leech off of Lavos’ energy.

MAGUS:    *Chuckles to himself* Look who shows up, and on all the shows I watch.

On TV, Crono appears in the courtroom, escorted by two police officers.  He approaches Robo.  Robo shows Crono his Crisis Arm, and Crono clumsily removes it.  Laughter erupts in the court room.

Magus chuckles as well.

MARLE:    Poor Crono.

MAGUS:    What did you ever see in him, anyway?

MARLE:    More than I see in you right now.

MAGUS:    Don’t tempt me.  I’m enjoying this too much.

Glass shatters in the background!  Magus turns around.

MAGUS:       What was that?

INT. MAGUS’ ROOM – CONTINUOUS

Ayla rummages around the room, which consists of a single futon, walls painted black, and shelves upon shelves of spell books and formulas in bottles.

NARRATOR:   Meanwhile, Ayla had not given up on the idea that one of the guys, excluding Robo, stole her spare underwear and hid it as a joke to her intelligence.

AYLA:   *Groan*  Ayla know white-haired death man hide spare buck skin! Ayla no rest until death man confess!  Ayla sit in death man’s hut if need to!

Ayla sits on Magus’ futon and folds her arms.  She makes a childish grumpy face.

NARRATOR:   Except it wasn’t a hut.  It was a loft, and unless somebody who knew magic could assist her in one of her double techs, she would be powerless against what was about to happen to her.

Magus enters his room, but the door isn’t there.  Only a blanket hung from the frame.

MAGUS:   (Points his Doom Sickle at her) You break my door and now you trash my room?  If you want to fight so badly, then stop beating around the bush!

AYLA:   (Springs to her feet) Ayla no beat bush!  Ayla beat white-haired death man!

MAGUS:   It’s Magus, you Prehistoric Wonder Woman!

Marle bursts into the room. Magus and Ayla whip about.

MARLE:   Cut it out, you two!  If you wanna fight so badly, do it on the roof!

MAGUS:   … Fine, but if she gets hurt, it’s her fault for not blocking.  See you up there.

Magus exits the room.

AYLA:   Ayla no scared of white-haired death man!  Ayla get stronger from last fight!

MAGUS:   (Distant) It’s Magus!

NARRATOR:    The previous fight in question was when Ayla broke Magus’ door as a result of practicing her Falcon Kick while blindfolded.  Naturally, Magus beat her easily with his Dark magic.  In response, Ayla invested her allowance into correspondence training with the help of Robo.

Several back copies of Iokan Fitness magazine lie on the coffee table.

NARRATOR:    It was the first publication in existence back on her home planet.  However, men and women of that era were naturally muscle-bound and consequently strong.

EXT. ROOFTOP – LATER

Magus and Ayla face off each other ten paces apart.  Marle stands off to the middle as referee.

NARRATOR:    Also, sports medicine and protein shakes weren’t available in her era and therefore had no visible effect on her strength training and muscle building.

AYLA:   Ayla wait long time for this.

MAGUS:   Bring it on, Miss Universe.

MARLE:   Ready?  Set?  Fight!

Ayla charges on all fours at Magus as he chants a spell.

Ayla leaps into the air.  Magus points her scythe at her and fires off a blast of dark magic.  Ayla turns gracefully in mid-air missing the ballistic ball of magic.  She somersaults on the ground and jumps back up.

The dark blast sails through the sky in a long arc over the skyscrapers.  All three watch it as it flies.

INT. COURTROOM – MEANWHILE

Norstein Bekkler floats back over to his seat behind the Plaintiff table.  Crono, between two officers, snoozes behind Robo and Lucca, holding and leaning against Robo’s Crisis Arm.

JUDGE:       Robo, any closing statements before we conclude this session?

ROBO:       Affirmative, your Honor.

Robo stands up and approaches the jury box.

ROBO:      Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury… and Frog…

Frog slaps his forehead.

FROG:      (to himself) Why be it me?

ROBO:   I have demonstrated the flaws in the Plaintiff’s arguments, cross-referenced his witnesses only to find numerous contradictions between them, and presented physical evidence which demonstrated that my client was innocent of any and all charges of plagiarism.  In essence, the Plaintiff’s lawsuit against my client was unfounded and therefore would eventually cave in on him.

BLAM!!  A blast of dark vapors rocks the rooftop of the courthouse.  Frightened onlookers and everyone else in the courtroom stare up at the disturbance.  Debris falls from the gaping hole in the ceiling.

Crono snaps out of his nap, accidentally hits the trigger on Robo’s Crisis Arm.  A laser beam erupts from the Crisis Arm, hits the ceiling in a horizontal spray of deadly light.
  
Explosions erupt from the impact area, breaking more holes in the ceiling and sending more debris and a section of the roof crashing down.

Everybody in the courtroom races out in sheer panic.

BREAKING NEWS REPORT!!

NEWS ANCHOR:   A tragic event today. A section of the downtown courthouse roof collapsed during a lawsuit trial.  Luckily, nobody was injured or killed.  Police have speculated that the origin of the collapse was not from a structural failure, but failure to keep the safety on.

NARRATOR:    As it turned out, Crono had inadvertently flipped the safety off of Robo’s Crisis Arm while taking a nap during the trial.

As far as Magus was aware, he had no idea that his dark magic attack was the initial cause of the courthouse fire.  The police, however, simply attributed the first explosion to a faulty generator, even though all generators for the building were located underground.

INT. CHARACTERS’ HOUSE – NIGHT

Everybody sits down and watches the courthouse fire on TV.  Crono and Robo isn’t here.

FROG:   I declare.  Where be Crono and the bronze automaton?

LUCCA:   They’re being held in custody until repairs are done.

MARLE:   Speaking of which, who’s paying for the damages?

LUCCA:   Apparently, we are.  They estimated the total cost of parts and labor at 250,000.

Record scratch!! Everybody turns to face Lucca in total shock.  Everybody except Ayla.

NARRATOR:    Of course Ayla had no concept of money.  Her tribe back in her era used rocks, feathers, and similar items for currency.

INT. HOLDING CELL – MEANWHILE

Crono and Robo sit amongst other lowlifes and thugs.  Their weapons are confiscated.

NARRATOR:    Meanwhile, Crono and Robo were busy making new friends until the courthouse was repaired and the trial could resume.

A thug in a black headband, crew cut, and fingerless gloves approaches Crono.

THUG:   Nice head piece.  Who’s your buddy there? (Points to Robo)

Crono looks at the camera in dismay.

END OF EPISODE SEVEN.  TO BE CONTINUED... (I HOPE)



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