The trio's parents come for a visit, leading to a custody argument over Greg.
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INT. MYRTEN'S HOUSEHOLD (LIVING ROOM) - NIGHT
The room is massive and filled rich furniture.
SUSAN, 45, laying down in the couch, watches a commercial on
the large Television.
Come visit Breintown!
PLAYBACK - EXT. DOWNTOWN BREINTOWN (ON TELEVISION) - DAY
DAVID, ROSE and GREG are interviewed by MATHWELL, the town
mayor, as part of a tourist ad.
And what response do our brave
battlers of monsters have to the
baseless accusations that our
beautiful Breintown isn't safe.
Well they have a point I mean--
C'mon, you don't wanna listen to
this loser. This is an amazing
place to spend all your money.
back to scene
Susan drops the remote and stares at the TV shocked.
Oh, my god!
Jesus Christ woman, what is it?
MARK, 49, walks into the room looking at Susan confused.
It...It's Greg and-- Our children
are on TV
(turning to face TV)
What are you on about--
Mark sees the shot of the whole town, including David, Rose
and Greg, waving. He stops to the front door and yanks his
keys off the hook.
Where are you off to this late?
I'm getting my kid back. You
EXT. BEACH AV/FIELD - DAY
David, Rose and Mathwell are talking in front David's van.
Rose is focused on the check in Mathwell's hand.
Thanks again for helping out with
Oh. You're welcome?
I just know the money we spent on
these ads and the brand-new tour
buses are gonna have visitors
rushing over here.
Don't you think we'd attract more
people if you addressed any of the
real problems the town had?
Mathwell and Rose both shake their heads and laugh.
(shaking his head)
Oh, David, David, David. I see you
still have a lot to learn about
David looks at him confused.
(handing Rose a check)
Well, here's your reward for a job
Rose stares at it with glowing eyes.
(quietly to Rose)
Hey, see if you can work a little
of your magic to, you know, spruce
(disinterested tone; still
staring at check)
Yeah, yeah, I'll see what I can do.
Well that was enough excitement for
one day. If any of you need me,
I'll be at the Cafe.
And you better take that check
straight to the bank.
Come on David, is there anyone you
can trust more than me?
Well, my job here's done.
Hey, wait, where's the third little
guy that's always with you?
Yeah, Greg said he'd be in the
forest with Willow today.
Even he's had enough of you.
Well, I'm off to figure out a new
tax plan to pay for all this
(shaking his head; laughing)
Did you know how much it costs to
air an ad around the country?
David heads to the cafe, while Rose stands there staring at
the check. She looks up to notice everyone else has gone.
Well, to the bank it is, I guess.
INT. SUNSHINE CAFE - DAY
David is sitting at the front counter waiting for his food.
MELODY (23), the oldest of the sky fairy sisters, is in her
human form filling out paperwork at one of the tables. JANE
(18), the youngest and non-magical sister, is mopping the
CLOVER (21), the middle child, also in her human forum,
drops off a plate of food in front of David.
Here you go. Oh, and by the way, I
really liked how you did in the
It wasn't anything that special. At
least I can finally pay for this
Rose, panicking, kicks open the door.
What the heck Rose? Can't you use
the door like a normal person?
Rose runs up to David, out of breath.
Well, did you deposit the check?
Can you shut up for two seconds?
Our parents are here.
(dropping his fork)
I saw them talking with Mathwell
H-how'd they even find us...
David puts his head down on the counter.
Why'd I do that stupid commercial?
Is there a problem?
Clover tenses up as a magical white glow forms around her,
wings sprout out of her as she half-way transforms to her
Yes! Those two were mean and
Okay, Okay. Calling them abusive is
a bit of a stretch.
For a split-second, Clover flashes a worried look at David.
Don't worry! While I was running
over here, I thought of a perfect
solution that'll solve all our
We kill them.
Jane looks at Rose shocked while Melody looks at her
angrily. Clover appears indifferent. David just watches
everyone else's expressions.
You can't murder your own parents
Just because you can't doesn't mean
some of us don't hold ourselves to
Killing your parents is wrong!
Look, your Mom and Dad don't seem
too unreasonable. I bet if you just
talked out your problems...
Rose rolls her eyes while David looks unsure.
... you could have a much happier
(shrugging at Rose)
I mean, she has a point.
Rose's eyes widen in shock.
Besides, what if all this just
Rose furiously exhales and throws her arms in the air.
Fine whatever. I guess this is just
another thing I have to do myself.
Don't come crying to me when you
realize how stupid you're being.
She slams the door as she walks.
Wait, are we just gonna do nothing
while Rose plans murder?
I mean, you can't really stop her
once she has her mind set on
Melody, Clover and Jane shrug in agreement.
INT. TOUR BUS - TRACKING - DAY
Mathwell is driving a brand-new tour bus with Mark and Susan
as its only passengers.
And we're now entering our historic
Mark and Susan look out the window to see a neighborhood
filled with a mixture of crumbling 1960s-era buildings and
relatively modern, but dull mid-rises. The street contains
mostly vacant storefronts connected by bare sidewalks.
Was this town historically this
Susan and Mark laugh while Mathwell smirks nervously.
Mathwell pulls over in front of the beach.
And now we come to the first stop
of our tour, the jaw-dropping
EXT. BEACH - CONTINUOUS
Mathwell walks along the beach with Mark and Susan.
The view is surprisingly stunning, with the pure blue water
meeting a massive shoreline and grand cliffs along the
horizon. To the north are massive mountains and the east the
As you can see, Breintown has no
shortage of natural beauty.
I mean, even you have to admit,
this beach looks nice.
STEVE, a magical talking skeleton, is laying down near the
Hey! Quiet down! Some of us are
trying to sleep.
MATT, a skinny teenage werewolf, is digging holes in the
sand. A zombie BOY pulls of his head and uses it to play
catch with a vampire GIRL.
Susan, scared, WHIMPERS and moves closer to Mark.
Well, uhm, the supernatural is what
makes our town unique. After all,
only in Breintown can you--
What kind of crazy place is this?
An angry CROWD walk up behind the three of them.
Yeah, what is this? This is the
third time this week I couldn't
enjoy the beach.
Shouldn't those three siblings be
doing something about this.
The CROWD continues to yell in the background. Susan looks
away and her eyes widen as she sees David's van on the end
of the field.
Is that David's--
INT. VAN - DAY
David is lying face-down in his van MOANING.
Ugh! Couldn't those two have the
courtesy to at least wait 'till I
died before coming to visit?
Loud KNOCKING is coming from the back door. David pulls
himself up and walks to answer it.
This better not be Rose and her
EXT. "BEACH AV."/FIELD - DAY
He opens the door to see Mark and Susan. As soon as he sees
their faces, he slams it back shut, but Mark blocks the door
with his foot.
Oh no you don't!
Rose walks up carrying ropes, a saw, planks of wood and
crumpled notebook paper containing her plans. She
immediately drops them in shock when she sees her parents.
What are you doing here? Didn't I
make it clear when I left that I
never wanted to see you two again.
What do you mean what are we doing
here? You took our little boy from
us, after everything we've done for
I didn't take him. I was minding my
own business when he just showed up
Oh, Hi Mom! Hi Dad! It's been so
long since I've seen you. How have
Look, we hate seeing you more than
you hate seeing us. So, can you
please do one thing right in your
entire life and tell us where Greg
Oh me, I've been up to a lot in the
past few years, if either of you
Oh, uhm, I think he's still in the
Mark curls his hand into a fist, but Susan pulls his arm
back gently to calm him down.
He... he's, where?
The Dark Forest, right over there.
(points to it)
Filled with a lot of magical stuff.
It's actually quite interesting. He
seems to really like it in there.
You left our son to fend in the
woods by himself?
Oh, no! He's not alone. He's with
there with his friend Willow. She's
kinda weird, glowing, a tree-spirit
girl. About his age, I think.
What's wrong with you? You care
more about your stupid monsters
than you do your own brother!
Mathwell runs towards them.
(out of breath)
There you are. We still have a day
(under his breath)
... and running from the complaints
Mark takes a deep breath and walks right in front of David's
Look, I'm gonna try to get your
mother's mind off of your insanity.
But when we're done, we better see
Mark and Susan walk off with Mathwell.
Oh okay. I guess we'll talk later
Hey Rose, am I, bad at taking care
Rose looks at him startled.
Oh, well, I guess technically, by
David walks back into his van. Rose picks her stuff back up
and looks back at David worried.
INT. SUNSHINE CAFE - AFTERNOON
It's the middle of the lunch rush and the dining room is
brimming with customers. Jane is taking orders around the
restaurant while Clover serves drinks at the counter.
Mathwell opens the door for Mark and Susan.
And this is our famous Sunshine
Jane hands the three of them their menus while Clover stabs
a knife in the counter at the sight of Mark and Susan.
Welcome! It's been so long since
we've last seen you. Let me give
you a table.
Melody enters from downstairs.
Oh hey, I heard you two were in
Jane leads the three to their table.
It's nice seeing you three. How
have you all been?
Clover glares at Mark and Susan while Melody weaves through
her hair nervously.
Oh, we've been doing fine, running
the restaurant and everything.
You look like your doing a lot
better than our kids.
Jane giggles to herself while Melody lets out a fake and
nervous laugh. Melody glances at Clover who is clenching her
fists while a faint white aura surrounds her.
Oh yeah, but your kids haven't been
that bad. I mean, believe it or
not, I think the town's gotten a
little nicer since they came here.
Mark starts laughing.
Come on Melody, cut the act. We saw
what people think of him. He's a
(screaming; white glow growing
Well at least David actually helps
people! All you seem to do is sit
The room falls silent and Melody and Jane stare at Clover.
Well we can leave if we're not
Mark and Susan walk out the restaurant angry while Clover
sticks her tongue out at them. Mathwell chases after them.
Wait, don't run off so soon.
EXT. "BEACH AV" - DAY
David is walking down the street with Rose. She is carrying
a bunch of small jars containing mini fireworks while
holding her notebook in her mouth.
So, uhm, how are those plans going.
Even though what you're doing is
Oh yeah, so awful.
I'm sorry. This whole day's been
Isn't every day?
Can I ask, what's up with the way
you've been kissing up to Mom and
Dad? You're never like that with
They treat me better than you.
Yeah, but they don't treat you like
Well maybe they don't need to treat
me like anything.
Mark, Susan and Mathwell walk out of the cafe. Mark notices
David and clenches his fists and walks towards them, but
Susan holds him back and approaches instead. Rose licks her
hand and frantically straightens David's hair.
(pushing her away)
Rose stands up straight, smiling as Susan gets closer.
Oh, hello Davey.
Oh hello mom. Did you enjoy your
Cut the act. What do you want?
Look, I understand you're mad at
me, but I just thought that instead
of being so confrontational, maybe
we can go somewhere and talk:
face-to-face, free of distractions.
Rose taps on David's shoulder. He turns and sees her
furiously shaking her head. David rolls his eyes and looks
back at Susan.
You know what, I could spare a
Susan follows David to the park.
Yeah, okay. I'll be in the forest
if anyone needs me.
EXT. PARK - DAY
Susan and David sit at two park benches facing each other.
She is leaning forward with a genuine expression while he is
looking down, angry.
Look, I know we didn't leave on the
But I want you to know that me and
your father were trying to give you
three the best possible life.
He glances up.
And I'm sorry if it might not of
seemed that way from how we treated
He looks straight at her, surprised.
Oh... I... forgive you.
Susan hugs him, while he just pats her back awkwardly
Oh thank you! After how terrible I
felt after you left, I'm just glad
we can put all of this behind us.
David winces at the last part. Susan lets go of him.
Well, now that I've said sorry,
it's only fair that you to
apologize for your...
My-- What are you talking about?
I mean, it's not like you didn't
cause us a lot of pain too.
With your silly rants about ghosts
and vampires or whatever--
Well I wasn't wrong.
Or there was that time you ran
around the neighborhood yelling
about how we were possessed by
To be fair, that was after you made
me sleep in a hole in the backyard.
For a week. When I was 12.
Well we had to do something after
the little temper tantrum you had
with your father.
But he was--
(takes a deep breath)
We both admit that neither of us
are perfect people. But just look
at Greg's life now.
David raises his eyebrow.
He runs around in the woods.
David leans in to interject.
He doesn't have a bed to sleep on.
He leans back.
I doubt you're sending him to
He looks down.
His current situation can't get
much worse. Don't you think it's
fair that he gets to grow up in the
same comfortable house that you
He takes a deep breath, thinks for a moment and looks up at
I admit me and Rose aren't the best
parents. But we really want to do
what's right for Greg, and, despite
how it might look, I think he's
really happy here. I mean he's
learned a lot since he got here and
made a lot of new friends, even if
none of them are human.
Susan stands up angrily.
No! Can't you see how crazy you
sound! Just Admit it, you're not
keeping Greg because you want
what's right for him. You're doing
it because your a selfish spoiled
brat who needs everything to go
Who was I kidding, this was a waste
He gets up and starts walking away.
You know, I came to you to
apologize. In your delusional
fantasies, did you ever think that
maybe we're not the ones possessed
David stops and stares ahead, angry then depressed, then
keeps walking without looking back.
EXT. DARK FOREST/CENTRAL PATH - TRACKING - DUSK
Rose pulls CRYING, brightly colored potatoes from the
Shh, shh. Your time will come.
The potatoes stop crying as she puts them in her basket.
David runs up behind her while she intentionally avoids eye
Ugh, can you hurry up with this
stupid plan of yours and kill them
Rose picks a couple more potatoes.
Even though, it's still wrong,
Rose looks for more potatoes and David looks down,
Hey Rose, am I--
Rose jolts around to face him.
Why'd you have to talk to her?
David looks shocked.
I don't know. I thought maybe I
could have reasoned with her.
You didn't owe her anything!
David looks halfway down, ashamed and the two keep walking
into the forest.
You know she has a way of saying
stuff. Stuff that messes with your
You knew that and you still left to
talk to her.
The get to the
EXT. DARK FOREST/FIELD - DUSK
Willow and Greg are play-wrestling a giant glowing white
BEAR. Greg climbs onto its belly and Willow goes on top of
him to help pin it down.
Willow high-fives Greg and they both laugh. David is visibly
relaxed by this. Rose drops her basket and runs to pick Greg
up and ruffle his hair.
Aw, you were so great out there.
(looking at David with a
At least one of my brothers can
Rose releases Greg, and he pets the bear before it walks
David walks up next to Rose, and they both look at Greg
playing with Willow. Rose is overwhelmed by his cuteness
while David looks at him while smiling.
SCREAMING is heard from the other side of the forest. Willow
perks up, but Greg motions for her to stay, causing her to
pout in disappointment.
David gets out his bow, Rose her metal fists, and Greg his
dagger as they run towards it.
EXT. DARK FOREST/NEAR ENTRANCE - SUNSET
Mark and Susan are trapped and struggling in giant
thorn-covered vines with the BEAR roaring at them. Greg
hides behind Rose, and she, frustrated, drops her basket.
Well there goes my hard work.
Susan's eyes glow in excitement at the sight of Greg while
Mark glares at David.
Oh great! As if this moment
couldn't get any better.
Why are you here? This place is too
dangerous for you two.
This place is too dangerous for us,
but not your 8-year old brother?
David looks at Greg, who is squeezing Rose's leg, and back
at Mark and Susan.
Come on, that's different.
Look, some of us are willing to
make sacrifices for our children.
The bear ROARS and comes closer to them, further amplifying
their SCREAMS of terror. David nervously looks around at the
angry bear, his terrified, yet also frustrated parents, a
scared Greg and a content Rose.
He takes a deep breath and fires a yellow bow at the bear,
electrically shocking and stunning it. Greg looks at the
bear worried, while Mark and Susan sigh in relief, not
noticing Greg's reaction.
David cuts himself pulling apart the vines, which Rose
cringes at. He picks up Mark, shocking him, and runs out of
the forest. Rose rolls her eyes, picks up Susan and follows
David, what's going on? Where are
you taking us?
Greg approaches the bear and removes the arrow. It rolls on
its back and happily lets Greg pet it. Greg waves goodbye as
he follows David and Rose.
EXT. "BEACH AV."/FIELD - EVENING
David and Rose drop Mark and Susan outside the forest. They
both look at David ashamed.
Uhm, David, we're--
What were you thinking? Where'd you
even get the idea to go in their by
Mark angrily jolts up in front of David
Like I said, we we're doing what
was best for our children.
What's best for your-- You didn't
do anything good for us all day?
Neither of you even acknowledged
your daughter exists.
Rose looks away awkwardly.
And despite spending all day
obsessing over him, I bet neither
of you would know a single thing
A small CROWD, containing MATHWELL, forums around them.
(to Mark and Susan)
Is it too late to interest you in
our 2 week hotel package?
EXT. SUNSHINE CAFE - EVENING
Clover, hearing the commotion, walks out of the restaurant.
What's going on?
She sees David with his parents, and runs towards them.
Melody and Clover follow her.
EXT. "BEACH AV."/FIELD - CONTINUOUS
Mark stomps towards David with both his fists clenched.
David cowers back, but they stop as soon as they notice Greg
walk out of the forest.
Susan runs up to him crying tears of joy, while Greg stares
at her terrified. Once she gets close enough to hug him, he
slashes her arm with his dagger, leaving a scar. Everybody
looks at Greg shocked except for Rose who giggles to
What did you do to my son?
I... I didn't do anything. I
don't--, maybe Greg was just--
Mark punches David hard enough to knock him to the ground.
I've had it to here with your crap
The crowd gasps as Mark pins David down and continues to
Rose clenches her fists as her magical gloves turn metallic
and increase in size. Clover moves towards Mark,
half-transforming into her Sky Fairy forum while Jane and
Melody frantically runs towards her. Greg covers his eyes
David kicks Mark off of him and stands up. Mark, breathing
heavily, goes to charge at him again, but Clover jumps and
hugs David, blocking him.
Mark is about to charge again but is interrupted by David
(looking at his parents)
This isn't normal. Is it?
Both Mark and Susan look around at the crowd's shocked
expressions. Greg and Rose both look at each other awkwardly
and Clover hugs tighter as tears form in her eyes.
Mark and Susan leave, defeated.
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