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Jealousy #8 (Monday)





#1

Cassie stalks down the street near her house. She is dressed now. (And incidentally, pretty pissed.) Alison walks behind her daintily and carefully. Her calm, counterpoint to Cassie’s irritation.



A: I didn’t smell a thing in the house. But then again, I’m no dog. Thank God.

C: Well, someone went into my house and did… that.

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#2



A: I keep telling you…

C: (Stops and turns to face A.) I t was not Anathus. I know it wasn’t. Call it… a gut instinct.

A: !? Ok… Who then?

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#3

Cassie begins to walk/stalk down the street again. Two children pass her and act like the recognize her. She pays them no mind.



C: I don’t know, but I’m going to find out.

A: It couldn’t be that hard. You’re a young witch. You have no real enemy’s yet.

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#4



Camera by the children, they point at Cassie.



Girl: Look! It’s the Underwear-Tree-Lady!

Boy:



A: But you have a spanking new nickname!

C: (Dangerously) Grrr!



Jealousy #9 (Tuesday)





#1

Back in Cassie’s bedroom, a plan forms…



C: I cast a psychometry spell on my underwear.

A: I decline to comment at this time.

C: I they had an aura of frustration…

A: I decline to…

C: … _anger_ and mostly jealousy.

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#2

Alison gets serious for once.



A: And you think that whoever did this is close to Anathus?

C: He’s the only new element. And look what else I found! A red hair!



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#3



A: Both Kit and Roxy have red hair.

C: Dammit! Are there any other suspects close to Anathus?

A: Nah.

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#4



A: (She put a paw to her chest and closes her eyes.) How many secret admirers could a geeky, ¼ elf pretty-boy have?

C: Hey! Dating him, here!









Jealousy #10 (Wednesday)



#1

(Cassie prepares to cast a spell… There are object around the room. No Quadrangle like Anathus uses. But there is a small box covered in felt. A dagger, a large crystal, and some herbs. A bowl is also used.)



A: You’re sure about this?

C: Yes. I’m going to narrow the list of suspects a little.

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#2



A: Yeah, by cursing them! The fact that this person embarrassed you has nothing to do with your decision?

C: Nope. (Face shows she is lying.)

A: I thought so. Let ‘er rip.

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#3

Cassie cast a spell. Under lighting? How industrious do you feel?



Let this spell I cast reveal

That which is hidden, yet is real.

Hat and jealousy stem from greed

Of a person’s love or desperate need.

I implore to thee, the powers that be,

That greed be revealed for all to see.



She drops the hair and whisker into the bowl. There is no flashy
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#1

Cassie stalks down the street near her house. She is dressed now. (And incidentally, pretty pissed.) Alison walks behind her daintily and carefully. Her calm, counterpoint to Cassie’s irritation.



A: I didn’t smell a thing in the house. But then again, I’m no dog. Thank God.

C: Well, someone went into my house and did… that.

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#2



A: I keep telling you…

C: (Stops and turns to face A.) I t was not Anathus. I know it wasn’t. Call it… a gut instinct.

A: !? Ok… Who then?

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#3

Cassie begins to walk/stalk down the street again. Two children pass her and act like the recognize her. She pays them no mind.



C: I don’t know, but I’m going to find out.

A: It couldn’t be that hard. You’re a young witch. You have no real enemy’s yet.

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#4



Camera by the children, they point at Cassie.



Girl: Look! It’s the Underwear-Tree-Lady!

Boy: <snicker>



A: But you have a spanking new nickname!

C: (Dangerously) Grrr!



Jealousy #9 (Tuesday)





#1

Back in Cassie’s bedroom, a plan forms…



C: I cast a psychometry spell on my underwear.

A: I decline to comment at this time.

C: I they had an aura of frustration…

A: I decline to…

C: … _anger_ and mostly jealousy.

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#2

Alison gets serious for once.



A: And you think that whoever did this is close to Anathus?

C: He’s the only new element. And look what else I found! A red hair!



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#3



A: Both Kit and Roxy have red hair.

C: Dammit! Are there any other suspects close to Anathus?

A: Nah.

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#4



A: (She put a paw to her chest and closes her eyes.) How many secret admirers could a geeky, ¼ elf pretty-boy have?

C: Hey! Dating him, here!









Jealousy #10 (Wednesday)



#1

(Cassie prepares to cast a spell… There are object around the room. No Quadrangle like Anathus uses. But there is a small box covered in felt. A dagger, a large crystal, and some herbs. A bowl is also used.)



A: You’re sure about this?

C: Yes. I’m going to narrow the list of suspects a little.

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#2



A: Yeah, by cursing them! The fact that this person embarrassed you has nothing to do with your decision?

C: Nope. (Face shows she is lying.)

A: I thought so. Let ‘er rip.

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#3

Cassie cast a spell. Under lighting? How industrious do you feel?



Let this spell I cast reveal

That which is hidden, yet is real.

Hat and jealousy stem from greed

Of a person’s love or desperate need.

I implore to thee, the powers that be,

That greed be revealed for all to see.



She drops the hair and whisker into the bowl. There is no flashy <POW!> effect.

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#4



A: Where did you get a sow’s whisker anyway?

C: It’s a bristle off my toothbrush.

A: Ew! Hence the reason cats don’t brush!

C: Hence your breath!









Jealousy #11 (Thursday)



#1

We start on a broom hovering just outside Dragon’s Den.



Alison: What are we looking for?

Cassie: The person responsible for turning me in a laughingstock will be revealed to me. Somehow…

A: You couldn’t have just magiced us a name?

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#2



Cassie: (Face admits that this could possibly have been so.) … I was angry. Anyway, this works, right?

Alison: (Looking downwards) Yes, in a tediously boring way. Hey! There’s Kit!



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#3



POV is either close on Kit with the broom in the sky over his shoulder, or they are looking down on him. In either case, his is in his lupine form. If we are close to him we can see that he looks worried. This is because his human form’s nose has turned into a snout. He is off to see if he can find a magic user to counteract this before anyone (Anathus.) notices. This form also let’s us get some drama out of the situation.



C: I turned him into a fox?

A: No. He _is_ a fox. A werefox. You didn’t know?



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#4



C: Ok. So maybe the culprit was Roxy. Let’s see if _she’s_ cursed.

A: (Eyes widen.) Did we REALLY think this through?

C: Huh? Why do you say that?.





Alison has a thought balloon. In it is a comical human skull wearing Cassies’ hat pierced by Roxy’s sword. Can you say “bad idea”?







Jealousy #12 (Friday)



#1

Roxy now leaves Dragon’s Den. Like before, she has the large mysterious duffle bag over her shoulder again. The angle is either looking down on her from the broom, or looking up at her face and the broom is silhouetted against the moon behind her.



Alison: I don’t see anything different…

Cassie: Let’s follow.



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#2



Focus on them.



Alison: (Eyes up at Cassie.) Can we do this REALLY carefully?

Cassie: (Looks over at her.) I _am_ a professional witch.

Alison: Ok, but Roxy _is_ a professional _killer_.

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#3

Their eyes come back down. Roxy is gone. They are either looking at an empty street, or both leaning towards the camera.



C: Huh? Where’d she go? She was there a second ago.

A: (Looking to the side.) GYA!!!!!!!!

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#4

POV pulls back. We see that Roxy is crouching in a second story window. Cassie now notices that she is at sword-point.



Roxy: (Deadpan, but in a position of power.) We need to talk. Follow me.

C: (Nervously) …uh… ok?

A: <Mrrrrrr!> <Fssst!> Thinks: “Is this life number seven or eight?”

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Jealousy #13 (Saturday)



#1



We see Roxy running toward the viewer. She is wearing in-line-hockey gear, a helmet, padding (Some type of 1/2 fantasy, 1/2 modern mishmash that looks interesting), a stick and skates. Her hair has somehow been jammed under the helmet. Ponytail? However, we want the audience to think that she is going to assault Cassie in some type of gladiatorial game or something. So, the skates, and the curved end of her stick are out of frame.



Make her look as vicious as possible.

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#2



We see Cassie's face. She has been stuck into the opposing goalie position. (A girl did not show up.) She looks out the cage (Since she is a goalie.) of her mask. She has a very concerned look on her face. We see her padding.



Make her look as worried as possible.

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#3



Roxy is VERY close to the viewer now. She open her mouth as she charges forward. She raises her stick like a club.



Roxy: Raaahr!!!

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#4



Alison watches from the stands. She is _very_ happy that this is not happening to her.



Alison: Well, nice knowing you, boss.

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Jealousy #14 (Sunday)



#1



Cassie stops the felt puck (with her head) it bounces off and she topples over has her head snaps back.



<Tweeeet!>



Voice Off: Game over!

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#2



Roxy steps over Cassie and offers her a hand up. Roxy's helmet is under her arm. Cassie has pulled her's off too and is surprised that she is still alive.



Roxy: Good stop. I didn't think you'd do this well.

Cassie: Neither did I. Must have been my witch martial arts.

Voice Off Brinhilda: Yah! Good Game Rox!

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#3

Roxy’s friend Brinhilda is a muscular, well proportioned 1/2 orc woman. She has her black hair in a braid. (Possibly mirroring Roxy’s style, since she sees Roxy as her Sempai.) She is about a head taller than Roxy and has small tusks jutting up from her lower jaw. However she is still somehow cute. Cuter than Roxy would like to admit that’s for sure. (She is a friends character making an appearance. Art to be sent to you.)



Roxy: Thanks, Brin.

Brinhilda: You did pretty good too, Cas. Thanks for filling in.

Cassie: (Holds her head.) I may know why Sarah didn't show up…

Voices off again: Coach! Coach! (Japanese. “Coachie! Coachie!”)

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#4

IN THE BACKGROUND

Roxy turns to the girls. They are aged from 12-16 or so and are dressed in the same body armor.



Talking in background in small type

Roxy: Good game girls. But you all need to work on your hustle.

Girls: Yes coach!





IN THE FOREGROUND

Alison walks over to Cassie.



Alison: You did pretty good.

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#6



Cassie: When Roxy caught us, the last thing that I expected to happen to us was "forced team sports."

Alison: Us? <Mrow?>

Cassie: We gotta get out of here.



Roxy's voice off: Ok girls. See you next week. Hit the showers.

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#7



Roxy turns and walks past Cassie.



Roxy: (threatening sidelong glance) We meet in the lobby. Don't try to run.

Cassie: (Brightly!) Furthest thing from my mind! Really!

Roxy: <knowing snort> (Related to the cautionary grunt)

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Jealousy #15 (Monday)



#1

We are in the lobby of the Red Griffon Guild office. The place they were playing was in a gym connected to it. It is nice. The characters sit in overstuffed chairs, freshly showered. There are monster heads mounted on the walls. Perhaps a stuffed manticore in the corner. A male would love the number of female adventurers walking around…



Cassie: (Trying to fill up the time before her death with chatter.) I’ve never been in the Red Griffon Guild before… it’s nice. So, you and Brinhilda coach junior sports for them?

Roxy: (Leaning back) Sometimes, yeah. It helps a girl’s self confidence…





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#2

Roxy leans forward. She is under lit threateningly, mirroring the strip that impressed our readers. She intimidates the hell out of Cassie.



Roxy: …and may lead into a career where they swing sharp pointy objects for a living.

Cassie: (Shrinks back into chair.) Uhhhh… Ahhhh…

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#3

An elderly male attendant comes by with a pot of tea and a cup on a tray.



Roxy: (Leans back and relaxes her scary aura, her legs crossed…) Your tea is here. I never touch the stuff. (Perhaps she has a sports bottle with a straw.)

Cassie: (Thankful she’s alive, accepts.) Thank you. Ah… Alison? Is she…

Roxy: No…



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#4

Pulls out, we see silhouettes in the background.



Roxy: Not yet anyway...



Brinhilda: (In armor now. (See the attached scan I will send) Is seen hugging the stuffing out of Alison.) Cutie, pretty kitty! <heart!> Mmmmmmm!!!

Alison: (Trying to escape, which totally hopeless. Her paws) Hfff!!! Gweee!!!! (tongue sticks out.)

Roxy: So. Why were you following me?

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Jealousy #16 (Tuesday)





#1



Roxy: (Gripping the chair with both hands, she scowls at Cassie.) Do you know how lucky you are?

Cassie: That you’re not cursed by me? It _has_ occurred to me. (Drinks tea, cup rattles.)

Roxy: Anathus? Me? Jealous? He’s my partner.

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#2

(Roxy turns her head to think. In her mind she plays out the night that A and her slept together. Anathus does not remember, but Roxy does.)



Roxy: (Narrows eyes in pleasure and looks to the side…) Sure, he’s kinda cute. Smart... Quick...

Cassie: (Drinking Tea, agrees looking down not seeing her face.) Mmmmm…

Roxy : The stamina of a pegasus…

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#3



Cassie: (Looks up from her cup, lucky she didn’t quite hear that.) Huh?

Roxy: (Looking startled.) Ah… Adventuring can be an exhausting occupation! Humping around! With backpacks! And stuff…



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#4

Roxy relaxes.



Roxy: (Taking a big hit off her sports bottle attempts to look innocent. Angel Halo appears? ^.^ )

Cassie: (To herself. She turns to the side, hand on chin, thinking…) So the culprit was… Kit?

Alison: (Off) Gak! Boss! Help me! Please? I used the “P” word…

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Jealousy #17 (Wednesday)



#1

(Back at Dragon’s Den. Cassie knows that the culprit must be Kit. She is going to tell Anathus what has transpired. When she does, we will see a little of Anathus’ dark side…)



THE NEXT DAY



Anathus: (Sitting in Dragon’s Den ordering breakfast.) How’s the breakfast sausage today?

Tara/Dark Elf Waitress: (Brightly) Good! Almost 25% pork!

Anathus: Close enough. With scrambled eggs, please.

Off: Anathus.



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#2

Anathus turns and sees Cassie, waitress leaves.



Anathus: Hi! What are you doing here?

Cassie: Anathus, we need to talk…

Anathus: We need to talk? Huh? What?

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#3

Anathus staggers back.



Anathus: (Panics unnecessarily and spectacularly.) What happened? What did I do? How can I fix it?

Cassie: (Makes a face.) What are you talking about?

Anathus: You said. “We need to talk.” It’s the death knell phrase of relationships!
Cassie: Ah! No that’s not what I meant. It’s not you; it’s me, I …

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#4



Anathus: (Puts head on table.) Let me down easy, ok?

Cassie: Stop that! I’m trying to confess something I may have done to Kit!

Anathus: My best friend too? <groan> My life sucks.

Cassie: It’s gonna if you don’t stop doing that!

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Jealousy #18 (Thursday)



#1



Anathus, feeling better has listened to Cassie’s story and suspicion. He does not believe that Kit has any reason to harass Cassie. Why?



Anathus: What did this curse do?

Cassie: I don’t know, honestly! Witchcraft is more of an art than a science.

Anathus: This is crazy! Kit wouldn’t do something like that! Why?

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#2

Anathus hears Kit coming from upstairs to the tavern area of Dragon’s Den. His silhouette is seen descending. Anathus, 1/2 turned, keeps his eyes on Cassie (Reader).Yells over shoulder.)



Anathus: (Hears his bare feet.) Hey Kit! Is that you!

Kit: (Head down.) Yeah… <snort>

Anathus: Come over here a sec..

(Cassie: If you can see her says. “Oh, no.” When she sees his face.)

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#3



Kit walks over to the two of them. He is in human form and has a pig’s nose!

If he knew who did this to him Cassie would probably be a dead girl. I decided that he is embarrassed, and has just got the courage to face Anathus.



Kit: (Puts hand on A’s shoulder and look pathetically sad and ashamed.) <snort> Anathus… I…

Anathus: (Does not turn to Kit and does not see his face. Arms crossed.) Kit. Tell Cassie she’s being ridiculous.

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#4

Field of view shifts over away from Kit slightly to give Tara room to come in. We can still see Kit’s hand on his shoulder.



Tara/Dark Elf waitress: (Moves in with plate.) Sausage and eggs! Nice and hot.

Alison: (Pokes her nose into the bottom of the frame, sniffing plate.) I don’t think you’ll be eating those when you turn around. Can I have ‘em?

Anathus: (Pained look.) Should I worry about the eggs or the sausage?

Kit: <oink…>

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Jealousy #19 (Friday)



#1

We see Anathus EXTREMELY angry! Kind of a prelude to when he goes dark. He yells at Cassie, and rightly so.



Anathus: You turned my best friend into a pig!!!

Cassie: Only partially…

Anathus: LIFT THE CURSE RIGHT NOW!!!

Cassie: Ok! Be right back.

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#2

Cassie leaves the two of them alone. Kit sits at the table. Anathus begins to sit close to him.



Anathus: Are you ok?

Kit: (Crying.) That’s a hell of a stupid question…

Anathus: Did you really break into Cassie’s house and play “naughty gardener” with her underpants? Why?

Kit: I.. I… <oink, snort> It’s just…

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#3



Kit: (Has his dramatic close up.) It’s just that… <oink>You’re spending so much time with Cassie now instead of me. I… <oink, sob> I… I…<oink> miss the time we spend together hanging out together, <oink> that’s all… I miss you…

Anathus (off): Kit…

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#4



Anathus: (Hugs Kit and comforts him.) We’re friends forever. I’m sorry that I have someone else in my life now, but I promise that I will spend more time with you.

Kit: <snuffle, oink> Even when I develop a taste for slops?

Anathus: Yeah. Heh. I’m gonna go upstairs and get something dispel this quicker, I’ll be right back, buddy.

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Jealousy #19 (Saturday)

#1



Kit sits at the table alone. He does not snort, since this is one of the most serious strips we have ever done.



Kit:…

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#2



Kit: (To himself.) You couldn’t say it to his face could you. You coward…

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#3



Kit: “I love you Anathus.”

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#4



Kit:…

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#5

Kit: Damn.

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