Rory: *Voice-over* Previously on the Adventures of the Rhapsody Girls Z!
LORELAI: Ooh. It’s here! It happened! She did it! The Chilton school. Rory got in. She has gotten into the school. She’s gotten accepted by Chilton to attend its school.
RORY: I’m gonna be in a Britney Spears video?
Alex: Britney Spears? *In disbelief* You’ve got to be pulling our legs here. Her? In a Music Video? With Britney Spears?
Charlene: *Emitting some frost and freezing* Something else going on that we should know about?
SOOKIE: You’re going to Chilton! Oh, sorry.
Janie: Whoa… whoa. Freeze! Repeat that last line… She’s going where?
Lorelai: To Chilton. *Looking to see 3 girls* Oh… hey there, Janie… Alex. Charlene. Looking for your mom?
Alex: No. We are just hanging out with Rory. We met her on the way to school. She’s really uber smart.
Janie: Plus thought me out to be like the girl Janie Jones. It’s funny.
Lorelai: That’s my Rory. She’s always up for learning.
Rory: *Looking at her mom; in shock* …
LORELAI: You did it, babe. You got in.
RORY: How did this happen? You didn’t. . .with the principal, did you?
Janie: Do what?… *Pause after getting that sense of awkwardness coming from Rory* Oh… Okay. It’s one of those things a girlfriend or gal pal should not ask about.
LORELAI: No, honey, that was a joke. They have an open spot. You’re gonna start on Monday.
Charlene: She’s starting on Monday?
Alex: What about her friends at Metropolis High? What about them?
RORY: I don’t believe this! Oh my God, I’m going to Chilton!
Dinah: *With a raised Eyebrow and curious* Hmm… Chilton? Uh… okay. My daughters weren’t necessarily reaching into that direction. How could that school just send me some letter? Hmm. Better read what it says.
Dinah then opens the letter addressed to her from Chilton…
Dinah: *Pulling out the letter from the envelope and reading the letter* … Dear Mrs. Rhapsody…. We are happy to inform you that we have a vacancy at Chilton Preparatory starting immediately. Due to your daughters Janie’s, Alex’s and Charlene’s excellent credentials and your enthusiastic pursuit of her enrollment”…
Dinah: *Gasps; Ecstaticly hyped up with thrill and excitement* Oh shit! OH MY GOD! WOW! WOW! I can’t believe it… They did it. My girls… Janie, Alex and Charlene… They friggin’ did it. They did it. They literally have gotten into the school.
Coach Garland: What?! They did what? They got into that prestigious school? H-how? Didn’t you say that they were like… behind on their studies?
Dinah: They caught up… They managed to catch up somehow and it got up high enough to catch the notice of the girls and accepted them. They start on Monday. This upcoming Monday. I got to go and show Lorelai. She’s not gonna believe this. At all.
Dinah: *Smiles and handing a bag over to Janie, Alex and Charlene* Here. There’s something inside for you girls. Something that will surprise you.
Janie along with Alex and Charlene look into the bag and pull out Plaid skirts. Janie looked at her sisters and they looked at her and then at the plaid skirts. They all seconds later… looked at their mom and were confused…
Janie: Mom, What’s all this? What’s with the plaid skirts?
Dinah: Girls… What would you say if i were to tell you… that you 3 have been accepted by a Prestigious school?
Alex: What do you mean? *Pauses* Wait…w-w-w-w-wait a minute… you mean that… we’re going… we’re going…
Dinah: That’s right. You 3 are going to Chilton. You start on Monday Morning. I however… have to be sure that the first semester’s tuition for you girls has been received by them.
Charlene: *In shock; letting a blast of frost loose out of Jubilation* Oh my… god. AHHHHHH!
Janie: Rory’s got close school pals. Us. We’re all going to Chilton.
LORELAI: I’m holding for Miss Bell. I’ve been trying to get a hold of her all day. *pause* Lorelai Gilmore. *pause* Hi! Oh, hi, hi. Yeah, uh, my daughter Rory has just been accepted – yay. *pause* Thank you, and, um, I got the invoice for your enrollment fee. Wow, that is a lot of zeros behind that five. *pause* Uh huh. Okay, well, I guess what I’m wondering is if you couldn’t take, say, part of it now, just to get her going? *pause* Well, but she’s supposed to start Monday. It just doesn’t give me a lot of time to pull a bank job. *pause* Well, never mind, I was just kidding. *pause* No, a bank job is robbing a bank but — *pause* Uh-huh. Oh, no. No, no, no. I don’t want you to give up her space. I’ll just — I’ll have to figure it out. *pause* Okay. No, thank you. It’s been a real treat talking to you. *pause* Yeah. Bye-bye.
At Dinah’s and Shingo’s house…
Dinah is walking through her house and all over the living room on the phone with the Chilton school…
Dinah: I’m holding for Miss Grantham. I’ve been trying to get a hold of her all day. *pause* Dinah Rhapsody. *pause* Hi! Oh, hi, hi. Yeah, uh, my daughter’s Janie, Alex and Charlene have just been accepted – yay. *pause* Thank you, and, um, I got the invoice for your enrollment fee. Wow, I’ve seen and endured seeing things costing a pretty penny and then some… But i am pretentiously in shock to see this Invoice with a massive cost for Tuition. That is a lot of zeros behind that five. *pause* Uh huh. Okay, well, I guess what I’m wondering is if you couldn’t take, say, part of it now, just to get them going? Like a leg up. *pause* Well, but they’re supposed to start Monday. It just doesn’t give me a lot of time to file for collateral and go off to a Loan shark for the money. *pause* Uh-huh. Oh, no. No, no, no. I don’t want you to give up their space. I’ll just — I’ll have to figure it out. *pause* Okay. No, thank you. It’s been a real rush talking to you. *pause* Yeah. Bye-bye.
Steve W.: *Reading the results* Here we go… This is the record straighter. To set the terms straight. As for the survival of a young girl. In the case of 3 month old Emerald Penelope Harris… Harry Waller… You “Are” the father.
LORELAI: What do I do? What do I do? What do I do?
Dinah: This is a complete nightmare. I can’t raise that sort of money… My Husband Shingo can’t pull out any loans from his Business accounts either. What’ll i do?
SOOKIE: You can have anything I own. My car! Sell my car.
LORELAI: Oh, sweetie, no one wants your car. *Looking at Dinah taking another drink of Wine and stressing* Dinah, Calm down… We’ll figure this all out. We’re not entirely licked yet. Not so fast anyway.
LORELAI: There’s something I haven’t thought of, I know there is. There’s something out there staring me right in the face. I just. . .I haven’t seen it.
Dinah: I need to think more about it. There is someone who i can call… I know there is. Lorelai… did i happen to mention of any contacts that i had that could help me out with the Dilemma?
Lorelai: Not that i can recall. But i do believe that you referred to someone named Queen. Said that his name was Oliver.
Dinah: I can’t ask him for that. He over the years has done plenty for my family. More than plenty. I can’t put this on him too.
Lorelai: Maybe not… However… It might be the only avenue you have. Your daughters will be crushed if they realize that they are leaving Metropolis High only to find that they have no school.
Dinah: *Sighs* you could be right, Lorelai. I just have been racking my ever loving mind over it all day and came up with multiple paths. Multiple ways out… But when i happened to really think more on them… they turned out as dead ends.
SOOKIE: You know, you might consider calling your par–
SOOKIE: But I don’t think you have a —
SOOKIE: You can at least go and —
SOOKIE: Okay, can I say one more thing? I think it’s your only option.
LORELAI: Sookie, there are several chapters from a Stephen King novel I’d reenact before I’d resort to that option.
SOOKIE: Okay, dropped. Dropped.
LORELAI: Thank you.
Sookie: Dinah, you could always try the family Matriarch of yours. She might help. Didn’t you make a pass earlier that your family help out one another who are in need?
Dinah: I could… However… My Mother Rikku L. Rhapsody. She doesn’t necessarily have the type of funds to pitch a hand. Plus… With her husband’s face still now looking like it was blown half way to hell… It won’t be possible. *Looking at Lorelai* What is the deal about you saying no on asking your parents for help, Lorelai? *Pause* Sorry. I couldn’t help but catch the block on looking to your parents for help. Why would they not be an option?
Lorelai: Because… they would want to know about my business. About what i do and would expect me to come at their beck and call as if i were some puppy dog begging for some scraps from the tables.
Dinah: What would be so bad about them? I know that you ought to have some sort of reason as to why you don’t want them around… But, I honestly don’t see it. I really don’t see it. Lorelai, Ask your parents for help. If they happen to be your parents and they happen to care about you… They will help you out. besides. If you want… I’ll accompany you.
Lorelai: Dinah… No. I appreciate the gesture that you want to lead me to getting help from my parents and are trying to do right with this. But you really don’t want to get tangled into the Gilmore poison web. Namely Emily and Richard.
Dinah: Lorelai… I can handle it. I handled worse than that before. I for a moment in time dealt with My Husband’s mother for a while. I have dealt with Villains in my time. They currently still take the cake.
Dinah: Surprise… Lorelai… I know that you said to spare myself from being pulled into a web. But as your friend… Your battle… is my battle. I won’t let you go it alone. *Walking over to the door and Looking to see an older woman* Oh… I’ll guess that… that’s your mother.
Lorelai: Yeah. She is. *Looking at her mom and then at Dinah* Mom… This is my friend… Dinah Rhapsody. Dinah… this is my mother. Emily Gilmore.
Emily: *Pauses* Rhapsody? My god… You wouldn’t happen to be the one that the Hartford press called the Thunderic Loose wire… would you?
Dinah: *Laughs* No… no. I’ve been known as “Danger Zone” Dinah. But The thunderic Loose wire… does have a rather nice ring to it. Pleasure to meet you, Mrs. Gilmore. I’m Lorelai’s friend. She… and I have come to see you. Lorelai was a little bit unsure. However… I am a fond believer of family. Families have issues. And the illusion of a perfect family… it’s all a smoke screen because there isn’t any family that’s perfect.
Emily: Seems adequately factual. You’ve got a good point there. Please… do come in.
She walks inside and they walk to the living room…
LORELAI: The place looks great.
EMILY: It hasn’t changed.
Dinah: *Looking around and seeing the Old English furniture* Whoa! The Furniture looks really Aristocratic. Almost like the Burke Family Mansion.
Emily: Burke? As in Carl and Elizabeth Burke?
Dinah: Yeah. You know them?
Emily: A little. Lorelai’s father… Richard has done some art deal with them the other month. Bought 4 Masterpieces from Mr. Burke. Each one a set price of 40,000 as they were one of a kind and mint condition.
Dinah: Sweet. That’s pretty awesome. I’ll have to ask Leslie sometime if she recalls of her parents or father doing business with your husband. I’m betting that will be a good story. But… I got to ask, Emily. Are most of the stuff and furniture here… Elizabethan or Aristocratic… Or Old English?
Emily: It’s a little of everything, Dinah. But i would guess that most of it is Old English Furniture.
Dinah: Hmm. Okay. Just thought i’d ask because there is alot of stuff here that has smacks of a portions of all three styles.
LORELAI: Well, there you go. How are the girls at the bridge club?
RICHARD: What is it, Christmas already?
Dinah: *Thinking to herself* Wow… Discomforting much?
EMILY: Lorelai was taking a business class at the college today and decided to drop in to see us. She also bought a friend with her.
RICHARD: What business class?
EMILY: Well, she told us about it, dear, remember?
RICHARD: No. And… *Curious* She brought a friend, did she? Who’s the friend?
Emily: A young delighted woman. Dinah Rhapsody.
Richard: Dinah Rhapsody? As in the Head coach of the Metropolis Bulldogs at Metropolis University’s Bulldog Stadium Dinah Rhapsody? The proclaimed super powered persuaded fighter that the Hartford press dubbed “The Mistress of Thunder”?
Emily: That’s the one.
Richard: *Enthused and courteous* Well now… Dear young lady. *Looking at Dinah* It’s a delighted pleasure to meet you in person. Hear that you’ve made quite the exquisite name for yourself. *Walking over and motioning with shaking hands and Introducing himself* Richard Gilmore.
Dinah: *Returning the kind gesture* Dinah Rhapsody… It’s a pleasure. And the gesture is rather nice. Really. I am quite touched. However i don’t find it appropriate during this time as this is about What your daughter… Lorelai has come to lay down upon you.
Richard: I see. But be that as it may… You’re rather a mature young lady.
Dinah: Oh… stop. I’m not too too mature. I do have moments of acting a little strange. However… don’t we all have moments such as those?
Richard: Truly. You’re with good points. I aptly agree.
LORELAI: Well, actually, I came here for a reason. Dad, would you mind sitting down for a minute?
RICHARD: You need money.
LORELAI: I have a situation.
RICHARD: You need money.
LORELAI: Dad, will you just please let me get this out, okay? Um, Rory has been accepted to Chilton.
Dinah: As did my 3 girls Janie, Alex and Charlene. As a mother… I am so honorably proud of them.
EMILY: Chilton? Oh, that’s a wonderful school. It’s only five minutes from here.
LORELAI: That’s right, it is. She can start as early as Monday. Um, the problem is that they want me to put down an enrollment fee plus the first semester’s tuition, and I have to do that immediately or she loses her spot.
Dinah: As well as my daughters. I thought about asking my husband Shingo for help… But our savings have been tapped out from sending my oldest daughters Sapphire, Raven and Serena to College. Metropolis University. I couldn’t look to ask a family friend… Oliver Queen. He is going through his own bout of financial hardships. I don’t know of anyone else. to help. I thought that it would be rather fitting to ask the Burke’s. However… it would have sounded stupid and sad for a head coach to ask an Art guru for help towards ensuring her kids would be able to get her children through Chilton.
RICHARD: So, you need money.
LORELAI: Yeah. But it’s not for me, it’s for Rory. And I fully intend to pay you back every cent. I don’t ask for favors, you know that.
EMILY: Oh, yes, we know.
RICHARD: I’ll get the checkbook.
LORELAI: Thank you. You have no idea. Thank you.
EMILY: On one condition.
Dinah: Condition? No. there shouldn’t be a condition. Despite whatever issues there may appear to be between you guys. Which granted… it’s none of my business. It shouldn’t be a means for a string attached to the means for helping a young bright girl into Chilton.
LORELAI: *mumbles to herself* So close.
EMILY: Since we are now financially involved in your life, I want to be actively involved in your life.
Dinah: In her life? Uh… Okay… I am lost here. Really? What do you mean actively involved in her life? Aren’t you guys already actively involved?
Richard: No. we’re not. Haven’t been since she left us when she was 16. She just cut us off. Denied us from being the least involved in either her or her daughter’s life.
Richard: *Not willing to say much more on the subject* …
LORELAI: What does that mean, Mother?
EMILY: I want a weekly dinner.
EMILY: Friday nights, you and Rory will have dinner here. Dinah, You and your girls are cordially welcomed to join as well… if you like.
Dinah: You’re real kind, Mrs. Gilmore. I wouldn’t want to intrude though.
Emily: Don’t be silly. You wouldn’t be intruding at all.
EMILY: And you have to call us once a week to give us an update on her schooling and your life. That’s it. That’s the condition. If you agree, you’ll come to dinner tomorrow night and leave here with a check. Otherwise, I’m sorry, we can’t help you. And Dinah… The strings attached only apply to Lorelai. There’s a long history of separation that happens to be between her and us.
Dinah: I’m sensing that. Kinda sad and really insensitive if you ask me. Of course… it’s only my opinion. It’s just rather unsettling.
LORELAI: I don’t want her to know that I borrowed money from you. Can that just be between us?
EMILY: Does seven o’clock work for you?
LORELAI: *with a forced smile* Perfect.
Dinah: I’ll be sure to be here by that time. Lorelai will too. She’s a good friend to me and i not leave her hanging.
RORY: And we get to wear uniforms. No more having people check you out to see what jeans you’re wearing ’cause everyone’s dressed alike in boring clothes and just there to learn.
LANE: Okay, there’s academic-minded and then there’s Amish.
They start walking down the hallway. Rory is carrying a box full of books and papers.
Janie: *Suddenly walking over with her sisters Alex and Charlene* Hey Rory. Lane.
RORY: Funny. *Looking to see Janie and her sisters* Hey Janie, Alex… Charlene.
LANE: Thank you! So I told my mom you guys were changing schools.
Janie: You did? Is that a good thing?
Alex: News spread well. *Grins*
RORY: Was she thrilled?
LANE: The party’s on Friday.
Charlene: Naturally. *Scoffs* It would figure that she’d be pleased. Lane… we feel sorry for you. Your mom doesn’t let you be you. Let you embrace the aura of a typical teenager.
Janie: She thinks that every custom in america just about is like the devil and harbors dark intentions. She makes Margaret White out to be a saint.
Lane: *Chuckles* no denying that logic. But for better or worse. She’s my mom. It sucks that she suppresses my wanting to endure the American customs and the thrill of western world civilization.
Alex: You’ve got to find some way to stand up to her. Somehow. You have rights. Whether she happens to believe it or not or whether she likes it or not… You have rights.
Lane: There’s no argument there. But… don’t worry. I have my ways of ensuring that i have at least some taste of American customs. I am sneaky. *Nods* … *Starting to head off* I gotta go. I have to have a pre-hayride cup of tea with a future doctor.
Alex: Yeah. One that your mom set you up with… we’ll bet. *Sighs*
Lane: It’s no mystery. How do I look? Korean?
RORY: Spitting image.
Charlene: Picture perfect.
LANE: Good. Bye.
Lane leaves. Rory drops a book and some papers. Charlene loses grip of the box she was carrying that had her books and belongings inside and it spills a little onto the ground…
DEAN: Rosemary’s Baby.
Keith: *Clearing his throat* Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 491.
Gregori: Steven King’s Hearts in Atlantis.
Peter: Richard Castle- Heat Wave.
DEAN: Well, that’s a great movie. You’ve got good taste. *silence* Are you moving?
RORY: No, just my books are.
Janie: I… uh. Yeah. Why?
Keith: That book is rather interesting. I like it. I read it at least 14 times already. It keeps getting better each time as each time you read it… you pick up something that you haven’t before.
Alex: It is.
Peter: Heatwave’s a good book. I am a Richard castle fan myself. Got most of his books and 4 of them on a Kindle account. You have good Book picking ability. You know good books when you see it.
Charlene: Hearts in Atlantis… Yeah. That’s the book i’m reading. But… how did you know?
Gregori: Hearts in Atlantis is interesting. I like the read. You do know that they made a movie for it. An adapted movie for Hearts in Atlantis… right?
DEAN: My family just moved here from Chicago.
RORY: Chicago. Windy. Oprah.
Keith: My family just moved here from Battle Creek, Michigan.
Gregory: My family just moved here from Hackensack, New Jersey.
Peter: My family moved here from Forks, Washington.
DEAN: Yeah. Yeah, that’s the place. I’m Dean.
Keith: I’m Keith.
Peter: The Name’s Peter.
Gregory: I’m Gregory.
RORY: Hi. *silence* Oh, Rory. Me. That’s — that’s me.
Janie: I’m Janie. However… i recently got thought to be Janie Jones. But… I’m Janie Rhapsody.
Alex: I’m Alex. Full name usually is Alexandra. But only my mom would get to call me by that. However… that is only when i am in trouble.
Charlene: I’m uh… Charlene.
Leslie: Laura, We’re sisters. I gotta know something about you though. Like… Is there something going on about you?
Laura: *Sighs* Yeah. There is. There is something more about me that you haven’t been told of yet.
Leslie: Like what? *Curious*
Laura: I’m a transgender.
Leslie: A Transgender? *Tilting her head a bit* What’s that?
Laura: Transgender: denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender.
Leslie: So… you’re… a boy… Biologically. But identity wise… and physical sense… you’re a girl. in a boy’s body… But having the procedures and the surgeries that transformed you into a girl from a boy. Because your identity is of a female. So… i have a brother technically but one that believes… feels and acts in suit of a sister. One that is in every sense and legally a sister. An actual girl. Just not Biological.
Leslie: Laura… why… *Sighs* Why didn’t you just come out and tell me?
Laura: because i was afraid that you would wind up not liking me if you were to ever find out that i was… different.
Leslie: *A Little insulted* That happens to peg me as a snob. It is not like that at all. I don’t ever come off as a snob. Not ever. I still think of you as my sister. Okay? I couldn’t care less if you were to tell me that you were some example of a Pseudo-hermaphrodite. You’re my sister. So what… You’re a Transgender. Who cares? No one. At least i don’t. You’re still a human being. Still a person. Just because you’re gender confused and with a gender identity crisis. It doesn’t make you any more or less of a person or a human being.
Leslie: Come on… It’s after dinner. You’re here wanting to hang out with me. Like sisters do and i of course look forward to that greatly. So… What do you want to do? What would you like to do? Watch a movie? Play a game?
Laura: Maybe watch a movie or two…
Leslie: Yeah. Sounds good. I got halloween. 1 and 2. Janie Jones. Nancy Drew.
Laura: Nancy Drew. Isn’t that with that actress… Emma Roberts?
Leslie: Sure is.
Laura: Okay. Can we watch that one?
Leslie: Sure. But before we do… We better make some popcorn and dig up some soda.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: *Disgusted* I can’t believe that i am hearing this coming from your mouth, Nick. You actually think that this is gonna be all forgotten? You’re still with half of your face looking like it got blasted by heat vision and given a fatal dose of 3rd degree burns. You’ve gone to work like that for weeks now. You now dare to tell me that it’s not that big of a deal? Nick… This is a big deal. It always has been. You have an image to upkeep. One that the city needs.
Nick: *Aggravated* Why is all the pressure on me? Huh? Does it look like i have a choice? You weren’t the one with half your face soaked in diesel fuel. Okay? *feeling angry* You weren’t the one lying in the hospital bed in agonizing pain. with the belief that the better half was dead and going into a phase where everyone was a target and an enemy as you thought that everyone around you might just as well had a hand in what happened to the one that they loved. I was. I almost killed the Commissioner’s son. Because of it. So don’t you start that bull. I have known that i am the symbol of Law for the city. I know… But what the hell do you frickin’ want from me, Rikku? huh? What?
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Oh… okay. Hey. Mr. D.A… Mr. Ego-tistical Sourpuss. You know… I’m hanging on by a thread here. I lost my contact with my daughters, my contact with my sister as i haven’t heard from any of my daughters or my sisters for the last couple of months, my shot at getting a promotion at work, my thought to be happy marriage, and – this just in – my Husband’s caring and loving nature. Pretty much the only two things that haven’t disappeared are my good health and the fact that i even exist. So forgive me if I’m not too thrilled about being lectured, by a man who happens to be half of a man that is my husband, about being a crummy example of a sympathetic spouse who is just scared and terrified about whether the procedure to repair his face will work or just make it worse.
Nick: Rikku, It isn’t like that. But i have to do something about this. If this guy can help fix me… Get my face even a fraction of the way repaired and fixed up… It’s worth the risk. I have to take it. I want my happy life back. I am tired of seeing the pain in your eyes as you have to continue seeing a man who is only half as what he once was. You deserve better. I am sorry that you haven’t heard from your daughters or sister in a while. I am… But they’re all breaking off from one another slowly but progressively.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Why?
Nick: 2 reasons… 1. Because of someone cheating on their Spouse and then sometime after… breaking from them and leaving the entire clan. Changing his last name and with a new family. 2. because of a certain young girl… i think that you know her as a Sakura… delving into the fetish of wearing diapers and smoking. Plus being disowned and sent away. The girl is believed to be living with her boyfriend. But that is only a speculation.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: It’s because of all that… that the family has steadily lost contact with one another?
Nick: That is primarily the reasons as to why the family is not as together as they once were. Although in time… they may be back as one again. But it’s gonna take a little time. Right now… They’re in process of healing. re-assessing their assets and thinking towards where to go from where they’re at currently. Whether they will be willing to gradually make amends and reconnect. Or if the mess that they’re dealing with. The two issues that had hit will be the beginning of the end for the entire clan and they start spreading out away from one another. Either by changing names or by moving to different states. or Countries. Thereby locking in the fate of the Dynasty. confirming the fall and the official end of the Rhapsody Dynasty.
Janie: Last day of Metropolis High.
Dinah: You 3 still are going.
Charlene: Not if we got something to do about it we aren’t.
Dinah: You guys wanna battle over this? We can go at it all day. But really… Come on. This fighting is really petty. Why don’t we bury the hatchet on all this and just have a movie day?
Alex: Don’t you have work to do?
Janie: Aren’t the football players at the university stadium expecting you?
Dinah: You girls aren’t about to forever play the “Mommy Dearest” card on me… are you?
Janie: I don’t know. *In a tense mood* You tell us. Are we? because as it might seem… we might be just blowing off steam. However… after last night… I don’t see how any of this would be the least bit surprising to you.
Charlene grumpily grabbed a stack of movies and placed them on the Table…
Charlene: Want to have some movie day or what?
LORELAI: *Feeling stressed out and tense* I got no sleep last night and I think I put my contacts in backwards. Dinah was over last night with her 3 daughters and they had practically the same issue.
SOOKIE: Rory’s still mad at you, huh?
LORELAI: Hey, I’m not so crazy about her either. And i am sure that Dinah’s 3 girls Janie, Alex and Charlene aren’t the least bit crazy about their mother themselves.
SOOKIE: It was a fight. Mothers and daughters fight. There isn’t any actual family who won’t at least have moments where they fight. It’s natural. It’s what they sometimes do. When they disagree on something or don’t see eye to eye on something… they fight.
LORELAI: No, we don’t fight. We never fight. And from how Dinah and i had a heart to heart… She had her share of fights with her kids. Said something about how her one daughter… Raven threw a bit of a fit over something revolving developing abilities and no one telling her about it.
Sookie: Abilities as in like… what? Super powers?
Lorelai: I haven’t a clue. However she did somehow hint at the fact that she herself also had a alter identity as well. Said something about her being a retired superheroine. A Fighter of thunder.
Sookie: Wow. Her… i gotta meet.
Lorelai: Sookie, you already did.
Sookie: I did?
Lorelai: Yeah. Remember the night before last… i was hemming Rory’s skirt. Dinah was there as well. She mentioned about paying for the cost of the Tub of Ice Cream and Root Beer. You told her that it wasn’t the problem.
LORELAI: Hey, no muumuu today. You know what’s weird, I kind of miss it.
RORY: You left me a note to meet you here.
LORELAI: Yeah, I thought you might want to work a couple hours, make a little extra cash.
LORELAI: Aw, you’re not gonna give me the “Mommy Dearest” treatment forever, are ya?
RORY: You wanted me here, I’m here. Should I do something or what?
LORELAI: Yeah, go home. Dinner’s at seven. Be ready to go. Dinah’s gonna be there as well as she said she would. As well as her daughters.
Dorm Roommate: *Walking in with her stuff* Hey there… Top of the morning to ye’… *Looking at her Enrollment papers and school information* Would this be the room #250?
Serena: Yeah. It is. But… Who the heck wants to know?
Carly Black: Are you sure that you’re in the right place?
Jacklyn: Oi chucker apologize for de sudden arrival ‘ere, lass. but scon are yisser roommate. jacklyn o’nestle. pleased ter meet yer. (English Translation: I do apologize for the sudden arrival here, Lass. But i am your roommate. Jacklyn O’Nestle. Pleased to meet you.)
Serena: Hmm… So… You’re our new Roommate, huh? Well… i guess we now have a full occupancy of the room.
Carly Black: You’re *Spotting a miniature harp* A bard. Aren’t you?
Jacklyn: Aye’ You bet i am. I am a Bard. I believe in spinning tales of yore and olde’ time merriment. I know a couple of old Irish tunes. I can relay them by memory at times. I can be inspired to come up with new ones coming at times fare thee true.
Serena: Ah… I like the sound of that. There’s a saying… The world would be boring without music.
Jacklyn: Aye’ Lass. That ye be utter truth. The truth of heart. The world ye’ be very boring indeed without music.
Carly Black: *Nods*
Serena: Nice to meet a Bard. The name’s Serena. Serena Rhapsody and this girl next to me is… my best friend/Girlfriend Carly Black.
Carly Black: We do a webcast show from time to time.
Jacklyn: Ye’ don’t say thar’ Lass… A Webcast show? Hmm… Sounds intriguing. What alas’ there be the name of the Webcast show?
Carly Black: iSerena.
Serena: Carly and I came up with the name. We originally thought of calling it iCarly. But unfortunately… that was taken and we couldn’t use it as it would count as stealing a copyrighted name. So… we had to tweak things a bit and thought about it. We then had it come to us… calling it iSerena. Turns out… It was a catchy name and it stuck. plus it was approved by the local Studios. We happen to go over to the studios twice a week and hand in the tapes for the Web show and right now we are working on trying to get enough Webcast segments in to actually give the studios enough intel to actually make it… an actual T.V show. We need to turn in 500 more segments. and we already have 155 planned out. So it’s a start. But if we get 500 more in… we will be able to lock in the Title as ours permanently and if there’s enough material to work with… They’ll contact us to come and act as the leading roles… along with a roster of selected actors and actresses to be a part of the show cast. With that… there’ll need to be writers. Scripts. Sets done up… The usual stuff required in building and creating a show.
Jacklyn: Sounds like a whole lot of fun. Something which i wouldn’t mind being a part of.
RORY: Hi, Grandma.
EMILY: Well, you’re right on time. *Seeing Dinah* Ah, Well… hello there Dinah. I do say that it is delightful that you were able to make it.
LORELAI: Yeah, yeah, no traffic at all.
Dinah: On a night like this… i think missing out on coming to provide support for Lorelai… An honest person… I don’t think i’d be one to miss the chance. She is quite nervous. And i know because my sister Pearl kinda got like that when she was younger. I know the signs. Dealt with it for years…
Janie: *Under her breath* suck up.
they walk inside…
Alex: *Looking at the inside* Oh my… god. Uh… are we at the Elder Gilmore place or the Elizabethan mansion in Burbank Heights?
Charlene: I think that we died. And this is what heaven looks like. Either heaven or hell. But i would most definitely sire to insist it be heaven. This is heaven… right? It’s not an illusion, is it?
Janie: No. I think that we were just dragged off and sent to heaven.
Emily: *Seeing 3 girls besides Dinah* Oh… Who might these 3 girls be?
Rory: They’re my friends, Grandma.
Dinah: They’re my daughters. Janie, Alex and Charlene. Girls… Say hello to Mrs. Gilmore.
Janie: *Waves* Hey…
Alex: *Smiles* Hello, Ma’am. Nice to… uh, Meet you.
Charlene: *Suddenly emitting Telekinesis and Moving one of the flowers from the nearby vase and bring it over to Emily* … Hello Mrs. Gilmore. Nice to meet you. I’m Charlene.
Emily: That’s a nice name. *Seeing the Rose coming to her in mid-air* Goodness… What’s this? Good god… What’s a flower doing floating in mid-air? How is that happening?
Lorelai: I don’t know, Mom… Maybe there’s a ghost residing here and is itching to stir up a show for everyone tonight. It’s fright night.
Emily: Don’t be absurd, Lorelai. There is no such things as ghosts.
Alex: I don’t think that’s true. There’s ghosts in the world. Just because we don’t see them with our naked eyes… don’t mean… they don’t exist.
Rory: Expressive girls.
Emily: Sounds like it.
EMILY: I can’t tell you what a treat it is to have you girls here.
LORELAI: Oh, well, we’re excited, too.
EMILY: Is that a collector’s cup or can I throw it away for you?
Dinah: Long day at the Bulldog stadium. It’s been drills after drills. I have no idea on where one practice play ended and another began. *Finishing her coffee* I’ll Tell you though… It’s a productive day to remember. Minus the tension that was had from certain young girls.
Lorelai starts to toss her empty coffee cup into a nearby wastebasket…
EMILY: In the kitchen, please.
Dinah: I’ll do the honors on that, Emily.
Emily: Thank you, Dinah. You’re very thoughtful. *to Rory* So, I want to hear all about Chilton. I am quite certain that you girls have a lot to tell.
RORY: Well, I haven’t actually started yet.
Janie: Neither have we. Although it’s gonna be a definite change of pace.
Charlene: Really. I think that when it comes time to really start Chilton… That’s when we’ll know if we’re Chilton Material.
Alex: Plaid skirts a plenty. *Chuckles*
RICHARD: Rory. You’re tall. *Seeing 3 different girls right behind Rory* And who do we have here behind you, Rory.
RORY: I guess. *Pauses* Oh… They’re my friends from school. Janie, Alex and Charlene Rhapsody.
Emily: They’re the daughters to the fine pleasing woman that came with Lorelai Yesterday morning.
RICHARD: Ah. That does explain it. They do look like a spitting image of that sharp woman. Good breeding and swell posture to add as well. *To Rory* Well, what’s your height?
RICHARD: That’s tall. She’s tall.
Lorelai enters and Dinah follows in seconds later…
LORELAI: Hi, Dad.
Dinah: Hey there, Richard. Good seeing you again…
Richard: Dinah… How good it is to see you again… Even on a night like this.
Dinah: Sure is. *Smiles*
RICHARD: *About Rory* Lorelai, your daughter’s tall.
LORELAI: Oh, I know. It’s freakish. We’re thinking of having her studied at M.I.T.
EMILY: Well, it’s not every day that I have my girls and their guests here for dinner on a day the banks are open. A toast – to Rory and to the Rhapsody Trio entering Chilton and an exciting new phase in their lives.
RICHARD: Here, here.
EMILY: Mmm. Well, let’s sit everyone. This is just wonderful. An education is the most important thing in the world, next to family.
Janie: You won’t hear any objections here. *Sitting down* We happen to agree.
Charlene: Sometimes family can annoy you… anger you. But you know what? If you don’t got family… What do you have? An emptiness that will never fill.
LORELAI: And pie. *silence* Joke, joke.
Dinah: Pie? Hmm… sounds good. Is there Lemon Meringue? Key Lime Pie perhaps? Those are my favorites.
Alex: You’re making us crave Pie. Stop. We don’t want to wind up becoming ravenous.
RICHARD: And how are things at the motel?
LORELAI: The inn? They’re great.
Dinah: It’s an Inn. I’ve been there a few times. It’s not so bad. It’s actually a rather homely place. Full of love. Well… besides there being a grouchy or grumpy unhappy french concierge… However… He’s nothing. Just a unpleased man. Lorelai has fun keeping him on his toes. It’s actually quite funny.
EMILY: Lorelai’s the executive manager now. Isn’t that wonderful?
RICHARD: Speaking of which, Christopher called yesterday.
LORELAI: Speaking of which? How is that a speaking of which?
RICHARD: He’s doing very well in California. His Internet start-up goes public next month. This could mean big things for him. *to Rory* Very talented man, your father.
LORELAI: She knows.
Dinah: Lorelai is talented too, you know. She’s very independent and raises Rory with nothing but love, fun, care and peace.
Janie: What does that make her? Chop liver?
Dinah: Who is Christopher? I keep hearing references and little tidbits about him. Who is he?
Lorelai: Someone who happens to be the father to Rory.
Dinah: Ah. Okay. That would explain who he is. Of course… If he’s the father to your daughter Rory… Why isn’t he here now? I don’t seem to have that wrapped around my head. Not as well as i’d like.
Lorelai: Don’t go there, Dinah. Please. Just don’t get into it.
RICHARD: He always was a smart one, that boy. *to Rory* You must take after him.
LORELAI: Speaking of which, I’m gonna get a Coke. Or a knife.
EMILY: Lorelai, come back to the table.
LORELAI: Is this what it’s gonna be like every Friday night? I come over and let the two of you attack me? What’s worse… You had to do it while Dinah and her daughters were right there having to listen to it all.
EMILY: You’re being very dramatic.
LORELAI: Dramatic? Were you at that table just now? Were you? I know that Dinah was. She was trying to figure out what was going on and what the mention about Christopher was all about.
EMILY: Yes, I was, and I think you took what your father said the wrong way. Dinah is capable of understanding what’s been said. She’s not incompetent as you are insinuating that i happen to be thinking of her to be.
LORELAI: The wrong way? How could I have taken it the wrong way? What was open to interpretation? Dinah’s daughter Alex… She was beginning to figure it out… what was being said and aimed to ask questions about it.
LORELAI: Why would he bring up Christopher? Was that really necessary?
EMILY: He likes Christopher.
LORELAI: Isn’t that interesting? Because, as I remember, when Christopher got me pregnant, Dad didn’t like him so much.
EMILY: Oh, well, please, you were sixteen. What were we supposed to do – throw you a party? We were disappointed. The two of you had such bright futures.
LORELAI: Yes. And by not getting married we got to keep those bright futures.
EMILY: When you get pregnant, you get married. A child needs a mother and a father.
LORELAI: Oh, Mom. Do you think that Christopher would have his own company right now if we’d gotten married? Do you think he would be anything at all?
EMILY: Yes, I do. Your father would have put him in the insurance business and you’d be living a lovely life right now.
LORELAI: He didn’t want to be in the insurance business and I am living a lovely life right now.
EMILY: That’s right, far away from us.
LORELAI: Oh, here we go.
EMILY: You took that girl and completely shut us out of your life.
LORELAI: You wanted to control me.
EMILY: You were still a child.
LORELAI: I stopped being a child the minute the strip turned pink, okay? I had to figure out how to live. I found a good job.
EMILY: As a maid. With all your brains and talent.
LORELAI: I worked my way up. I run the place now. I built a life on my own with no help from anyone.
EMILY: Yes, and think of where you would have been if you’d accepted a little help, hmm? And where Rory would have been. But no, you were always too proud to accept anything from anyone.
LORELAI: Well, I wasn’t too proud to come here to you two begging for money for my kid’s school, was I? I even was reluctant on it when Dinah talked me into it and i should have been forceful and told her no… Just as i do with others who suggest i come and ask you and dad for the help. I knew i was gonna be trapped. I knew it. And i was right. Dinah was warned about getting involved with this as she’d be caught in the web of you and dad.
Dinah: Lorelai… *Cross and annoyed* Lorelai… Emily. What the hell is frickin’ going on here, Huh?! What is all this about you two fighting about the path one has taken? Huh?! What the f**k is this?
Lorelai: Dinah. Please. Stay out of this. You don’t want to be in this life long quarrel that happens to be between me and my parents. Don’t do this. Don’t get involved in it.
Dinah: Lorelai… I am in this already. I told you twice already. I got your back. I dealt with worse than this and came out alive. Like for one thing… What the hell is all this about bringing up Christopher? Who is he? Emily? Who the hell is this Christopher? Besides the fact that he managed to impregnate Lorelai… Out of wedlock?
Emily: Dinah, He is Rory’s father. Biological father. Christopher Hayden is the son to Straub and Francine Hayden. Lorelai and him courted with one another for a while before the moment that she got pregnant with Rory. Had her. But Christopher made his own path. Making a life for himself. Which he should have done so with Lorelai and Lorelai with him. However… Lorelai refused and took off. Taking Rory with her and completely shutting us out of her life. Like we were nothing to her at all. To escape the privileged socialite world that she was born in.
Dinah: But… That’s her choice. Hers. Not yours or her fathers. You raised her to make up her own mind. To live her life independently. However… Now that you got one in Lorelai… You’re tearing her apart because you made her into an independent woman. Of course… Why would Richard bring up Christopher? Was that really necessary? Was it?!
Dinah: I heard the talk from over in the dining room. You said that Richard liked Christopher and Lorelai replied with the fact that when she got impregnated by Christopher… Richard didn’t like him much. You then sired to make it seem that they both ruined their futures because of it.
Lorelai: *Feeling hurt*
Dinah: Then by not getting married… they got to keep those bright futures.
Emily: When you get pregnant, you get married. A child needs a mother and a father.
Dinah: Bullshit. Emily… I am sorry. But someone needs to show you the hard truth. The common ways of being a parent.
Emily: How is it that you know?
Dinah: I know because i’ve been there. When i first got pregnant. I was unmarried. I was single. It was hard. Really hard and at times painful. But i made it through for a while without being in a marital status. But… that was my choice. I had my sisters and cousins and my friends at that time help me decide what was best. But it was my choice. I had to make the final decision as it was gonna affect me. I married my husband Dec. 25th… 2026. It was the best day of my life.
Dinah: Yeah. I can. I told you… i wasn’t gonna just stand down. I had your back… and that was not a lie.
Emily: If Lorelai and Christopher had gotten married. Richard would have put him in the Insurance business with him they’d both be living a wonderful life now.
Dinah: Really? Says who? You? Richard? Would Lorelai be agreeing to that? You don’t know if he would like to be in the Insurance Business. How do you know? *Feeling disbelief* I swear… I am beginning to wonder if Lorelai really was dead set about you and Richard. That you two would have just twisted things around… If only to suit what it was that you and Richard wanted… all at the expense of your own daughter.
Lorelai: *In Awe*
Dinah: She appears as to be living a rather wonderful life now. She’s done it for 16 years. 16. That should be saying something. Saying something to you.
Emily: That’s right, far away from us. She took that girl and completely shut us out of her life.
Dinah: *Snaps and Lashing out* Hey! You know what… That’s not her problem. Okay? That’s your problem. Whatever it was that happened… happened. So she got pregnant and had Rory who is by far an innocent… wonderful… and smart girl. Resourceful and very sincere. So What? It don’t mean squat. Lorelai is not a servant or a robot to you. She’s your daughter. Your daughter. She should be treated as such… Not just someone who ought to be controlled and told what to do. What to wear… where to go. How to act and how to present themselves. Lorelai may have… pardon the use of language over this… Fucked up. literally fucked up and made a complete blundering moron of herself. But you know what? Read between the lines, Emily. She’s human. She is a human. Humans are known to screw up. It’s unpreventable. What makes a person better is their ability to fix their mistakes. Make up for them however they know how to do. You probably have made mistakes in your life too. But what did you do? What the hell did you do to make up for them? huh? What? Did you just sit on your ass and let others do the work for you? No. You got up and took the 5th. You got up and done what you had to; to make it right.
Emily: *Unsure what to say about the sudden outburst* …
Dinah: Lorelai did the same thing with her life. She made mistakes. Getting pregnant at 16… was probably a rather idiotic thing she could have done… But you know what came out from that stupid moment? Wanna know? Rory came out from the idiotic moment. You got a grandchild. A bright and very ambitious girl. Lorelai is always making up for her mistakes. making people around her proud. But the ones who should be proud of her and state comments of encouragement… The ones who should be supportive of her and be there for her. Be her pillars of strength. Are you and Richard. But… all you seem to do… from what Lorelai managed to slip out to me about you… and Richard…is Judge her. Criticize her and belittle her. Making her feel less of a person.
Emily: That should be enough… And i’ll have you know, Dinah… that i happen to be proud of her. I am proud of her. That’s what she doesn’t seem to get. But with her brains and talent… She could have been anything. Anything she wanted to be. Instead… she choose to start out as a Maid. That’s not the life that her father and i wanted for her. We did push her. and control her. Because she was being childish in her choices. She was not seeing clear. We only wanted what was best for her. For her to carry on the Gilmore name in pride and integrity. You know… Richard and I won’t live forever. There will be a day that Richard and I fall from living and pass on. What’ll she do then? If we go. The Gilmore name will live in her and in Rory. But if Lorelai isn’t careful and smart about her choices. If something were to happen to her… It’ll leave the burden on that innocent young girl Rory. Is that fair on her? Is it?
Dinah: No. No… it’s not.”
At The Burke Mansion…
Leslie: I just got this letter this afternoon. Something about a certain Prestigious prep school.
Zoey: You did?! That’s strange. What would a private school want with you? After all… You haven’t been reaching for the attention of a private school… have you?
Leslie: Not that i know of. why?
Blossom: I kinda wonder if i got the same letter.
Leslie: I have a suspicion that you might have gotten one too… But, why? Why now?
Betty: I think that i might know why.
Leslie: Really? Why? *Raising an eyebrow and curious* Is there something we should know about, Betty? Are you hiding something?
Zoey: Leslie? What’s the idea of accusing Betty of hiding something? You think she’s got something to tell about the reason why you got that letter from Chilton… Mysteriously?
Leslie: No. All i am asking is if she happens to know something or if she might have an inkling… an idea of why i’d get a letter from Chilton… Out of the blue.
Blossom: That would go double for me. I mean… I got home to my house after school this afternoon and i barely got to my room when i get a surprise visit from Wakka. He came over to see me. Asked me if i were to know when the recruiting of Blitzball players would start. It was only then that he caught sight of a letter sticking out in view. He brought it over to me and i opened it. Pulled out the letter to reveal… A letter from Chilton. That it was being paid for… in full for me to attend it. Saying that i was accepted into the school. Into the school.
Leslie: That’s so strange… Really odd. How would you be able to afford it? Or your parents for that matter? How could that be possible that your Tuition would be paid for that school. For that school and you were accepted into it? Just like that? How could they accept you? You and I don’t have the best of grades exactly.
Zoey: Someone must have done it. Pushed the letter in and just got you in.
Blossom: Yeah? Who? Who could have done it?
Zoey: I don’t know.
Betty: What would you say… if i were to tell you that you two got in… because i pushed the envelope and paid for the Tuition. Getting you girls in?
Blossom: *Gasps* What the…? You serious?
Leslie: Betty, You mean… that’s what you were doing yesterday afternoon?
Betty: You bet. I wasn’t kidding. I was not gonna give up on the friendship that was once between us, Leslie. I am not trying to compete and even expressed that multiple times up till now. I proven that. I am not seeking to compete for the best friend status. I just want to be back with the friendship that we had once upon a time.
Leslie: Betty, *Looking to the side a bit and trying to not become ecstatic* I really can’t begin to thank you for doing this.
Blossom: Was it her that did this… or was it, really Betty?
Leslie: *Reading the letter again and finding out who paid for the whole trip and the Tuition for the school* Hmm… It says here that… *Gasp* My father paid for it. He paid for it as well did… Betty. Betty… You helped pay for it all as did my father. Plus… You too… are going?
Betty: That’s right. I am. We have to go to Chilton. We should have that right.
Blossom: Oh… *Looking at her letter* My letter shows that mine was paid by the Watchtower.
Leslie: *Motioning for mentions of the Watchtower to be silenced* Doubtful. A place like that doesn’t exist. (Not true).
Zoey: *Catching the name on the letter* No… It shows Oliver Queen.
Blossom: Huh?! *Looking at the name and gasps* It’s not Oliver. *Looking at Zoey* Zoey… Private conversation. Hallway. immediately.
Zoey: What?! *Confused; Looking at Blossom* What’s up?
Blossom: Out in the Hall. I’ll tell you there.
Zoey: I have no idea what this is about, Blossom. But to be honest… I can’t say as though i am surprised.
Blossom: Really? That’s funny. I would have figured that you would have had a bit of an idea about this.
Zoey: We’ll see.
Outside Leslie’s room…
A Minute later…
Zoey: Okay… So, Blossom… What is the deal here? What’s going on?
Blossom: I think that we have someone else who’s made a mystery contact.
Blossom: I don’t know. But do we know of anyone by the Alias… “The Wall”?
Zoey: “The Wall”? *Confused* Uh… No. I wouldn’t think that we would know of anyone who goes by that particular line. or Alias. Why?
Blossom: That’s who’s paid for the Tuition.
Zoey: Are you sure it’s “The Wall”? Maybe you read the name wrong.
Blossom: I doubt it.
Zoey: *Taking another look at the name on the letter* No. It’s not. It’s… Uh. Blossom, Who do we know from the other year. The year before last?
Blossom: What do you mean?
Zoey: Blossom… the Initials on the Letter… T.M… Who do we know with the initials T.M?
Blossom: I can only think of two. Tess Mercer. And… Thomas… Manning.
Zoey: Well… *Pointing out the name* See that next to the name… the initials? That’s the secret seal of the secret government agency.
Blossom: *Lost* How is that possible? One of the names read… “The Wall”. The only one that we might know with the Alias: “The Wall”… is someone that was within Watchtower Archives. Someone named Amanda Waller. “The White Queen” But… the files all state that she’s dead. Tess… Chloe, Genevieve. All of them. They all show the official records. Waller is dead. She’s gone. But… if that was the case… Why would the Name… “The Wall” read on this letter? Not only that… Why would Thomas Manning from the B.P.R.D step out of his way and pay for tuition for Chilton just… for me? You’re the one who opened up to him and had a mutual conversation with him. I didn’t. Why would he just do this for me?
Zoey: I don’t know. But… if i were you… I’d look into it. Somehow. Someone’s got something going on. Someone’s gone through the process of getting you into Chilton. It wouldn’t be Uncle Curtis… and Aunt Megan. Your mom and dad. It couldn’t be them as they don’t have that kind of money. And it wouldn’t be my dad as he doesn’t have that sort of money either. So… Who could it be… if it wasn’t the two who read off on the letter?
Blossom: I’ll have to make some calls. It’s too late to do it now. It’s better to do first thing in the morning. It’d be more logical and more sensible that way.
Although… what they didn’t know… Was that it really was Oliver. The other names that were put on the letter… was deemed to be a smoke screen. Nothing more…
Over the last few months and a year ago… The Luthor Mansion Had been deemed vacant and unoccupied by any inhabitants. Tess was residing elsewhere and stationed near the Watchtower Command center. So… There was little telling of who would be at the Mansion now. Who’d reside in the Mansion?
The New Luthor Mansion/The New Castle…
???: *Looking at the left forgotten files that were left abandoned at the once known Luthor Mansion* Hmm… What’s this? Pictures… data…
???: Charlene Emily Rhapsody. The daughter to Dinah. Powers of Ice and Psychic. Interesting. Very interesting.
???: Blossom C. Rhapsody… Electrogal. Sparky. Gutsy. Rambunctious. Fiesty. Girlfriend to Rich girl Leslie T. Burke. Ex-Mob girl. Founder of the local Blitzball stadium. Alias: Elemental Rita.
???: The Rusoe sisters. Nicole, Ellie and Lana Rusoe. Alias: The Elemental Earthly trio. *Thinking* Rhapsody. Hmm… I’ve heard that name before. But if i were still the White Queen and head of the Government agency “Checkmate” I’d be going after them. That though… is the old me. I got a kid now and am a Mother. Jeopardizing that won’t be in the best interest of the Kid. *Getting up and Putting the files away. Hiding the files away* Checkmate is gone. Dead. There is nothing left.
The woman was…
Amanda Waller… Back from the DEAD! (Cue the freak out, EVERYONE!)
Waller made her way down the one hall and up the stairs. Heading over to one of the bedrooms. She was getting ready to head off for slumber. Calling it a night but on the way to where her room happened to be…
Amanda Waller: *Curious* I better go and see how Jeanie is doing. The poor dear… She must be nervous about starting middle school. 8th grade is a stressful point in school. It’s the year before the transition between Middle school and High School. She’s likely to be really tensed up about it.
In Jeanne Waller’s bedroom…
Jeanne: *Looking at the computer screen and reading the stories about a family of fighters* Wow… They must be so awesome. *Seeing a picture of Blossom* Electrogal… *Seeing a picture of a new hero* Arctic Mind 3.1. *Reading the inscription* Says here that sources believe the new Arctic Mind relives within a 14 year old girl named Charlene E. Rhapsody. The Rusoe Trio… Nicole, Lana and Ellie. Elemental Rita. The Romancers Z!, The Thunderic Force Z!, The Aquatic Force Z!, Esp. Elemental Twins. Honolulu Torch Paul. Wow… I really must meet them.
Amanda Waller: *Walking in and checking up on Jeanne* Hey sweetheart.
Jeanne: Hey mom.
Amanda Waller: How’re you doing?
Jeanne: I’m fine. Just doing some reading up on the computer. Did you know about this family of fighters online? Some family named Rhapsody?
Amanda Waller: I have. Once upon a time. When i used to be known as the white Queen and the head of a shady government Agency known as Checkmate. I was fierce. hard and intimidating. Manipulative. Rather a scary time in my life. I don’t do that sort of stuff anymore. I’m more looser.
She then had a pause and thought about her past existence a little and felt ashamed for what she used to do…
Amanda Waller: How did you come across them?
Jeanne: It’s all over the Archives of the Daily planet. The past editions… *Looking to the side and towards her mom* Like for example… their dealing with going head to head against the weird Minions of a benevolent Demon. Some Demon who’s the same equivalence as our reality’s Satan. Lucifer. It was a Demon known as Trigon the Terrible. Scath as some sources would’ve said or stated. The New Generation… they tassled with an alternate reality… A Video game reality. Joined or worked with a secret Government agency known as the BPRD. The Bureau for paranormal research and defense. Then that point in time where they dealt with the Mask. And a misguided girl who is now known to be the founder of a Local Stadium in Metropolis.
Amanda Waller: You talking about the Local Rich girl?
Jeanne: I guess so. She’s said to be an ally to the Clan. Plus the love interest of one of the fighters. Electrogal and the Rich girl are lovers. Or so some of the articles read.
Amanda Waller: You sound like you’re indeed enticed by the mention of the Rhapsody clan.
Jeanne: I admire their strength and integrity. Admire what it is that they do and what they put themselves through every day.
Jeanne then read an article that popped up as she was looking through the tales of the Clan…
Jeanne: *Reading the Article* Oct. 19th 2045… Metropolis, Kansas… Last night was a hoppin’ night as the luscious flower Tina Carlyle soothed the club’s patrons with one of her best moves and #’s. Coming in style. But it wasn’t the end of the night at the very least as there was a mysterious patron there that came and stole the show. Dancing with the beautiful flower of the club. Wowing and shocking the crowd with delight and high pulsed Ambiance. Not leaving anything to a chance. But the atmosphere was said to be a shakedown at best as the excitement turned into a classic flamboyant case of a mob shoot’em up incident. There were eyewitnesses there that overheard a voice of a young underage Patron. Hearing the words: “Get the people out of here. Now. Right now. I am not kidding. Neither is Dorian. Move.” and the description they gave of the girl they saw was none other than Leslie Tina Burke. Aka… Rita the Hammer. Another witness also caught the girl’s second statement. Hearing her say to someone close to her… “Blossom, Here. When time calls… Just Aim and shoot. Aim. Then shoot.” The girl was with golden brown hair. frizzy hair. She was standing apprehensively and at attention ready to respond to what the first girl was commanding. The Description of the girl matched the same look as one of the fighters of the city. Eyewitnesses were in denial as they believed it to not be the same girl. However the appearance matched the description of one Electrogal. The hero who in terms is none other than the daughter to the retired hero Electric-Rage. The hero’s normal name: Blossom Cassandra Rhapsody. One patron happened to look during the beginning of the show and swore to have seen the young teen sitting with one Dorian Tyrell and possessing a pack of smokes and was smoking. *Pause* That was an old article. As to what that girl is like now… Who the heck really knows.
Amanda Waller: *Grins* Sounds to me that you’d like to really meet them.
Jeanne: It would be rather thrilling to be able to meet them. Maybe befriend them. I actually admire them. *Smiles*
Amanda Waller: I see. Well… If you really wish to meet them and befriend them… you will. Monday morning you’ll be going to Metropolis Middle school. Although… If i can pull the strings and get you extra credit work. A year’s worth… I can maybe get you into High school Early. Graduating Middle school with honors and you’d start High school.
Jeanne: Really? *Feeling her spirits rise* That’d be really sweet. *Pauses* Wait. Are you able to do that? You can do that?
Amanda Waller: Of course. If it’s what you really want. However… I’d have to use a little bit of my Influence which i had During my time as the White Queen. I am not that anymore but i do have still some connections which i can use to get something going for getting you into high school a bit early.
By that time she was already standing next to her daughter and Smiling. She was fortunate for being a parent as she wanted to start her life anew. The deal on that was… what would she do if she ever caught the attention and the presence of the clan. They had all thought of her as dead. Thought that when the castle went down… So did she. What was she gonna do for her daughter? She knew that she would have to do something. When time came… She’d have to do a whole lot of convincing. The Mansion was made into a Home/fortress/headquarters. But this time… Waller was set upon doing it right. Doing right again.
At the Burke Mansion…
It was only about a half hour later from 9 that evening and the girls were all chatting and conversing. Talking about a selection of subjects. One was about the Chilton School and who could have recommended for Blossom to attend. Wondering about Rory and of course… about what to do to get Lane some freedom and ability to enjoy some teenage living. American teenage living. There was also the part on Zoey wanting to dive into being a troubadour. As they were talking…
There was a Knock upon the door…
Betty walked over to answer the door and revealed…
Amy Diamond: *Smiles* Am i late?
Leslie: *Smiles* No. You’re not late at all… Okay… maybe a few minutes late… But who’s really counting the minutes anyway, right? Come on in and join along for the Girls night.
Amy Diamond: *Walking into the room* Hey girls. What’s up?
Zoey: Not much. Just chatting and watching movies.
Blossom: We’re just about done watching Sleepover. Leslie’s got this Movie and it’s really comical. 4 Pre-teen/Teenage girls go on a night time scavenger hunt all to compete… for the perfect Lunch spot during High school years.
Leslie: That’s a fine synopsis. But yeah… that’s basically the gist of the movie’s plot and storyline.
Amy Diamond: Sounds like fun. Are there other movies though?
Zoey: Heh! You must be kidding. Of course there are. We have Aquamarine. Starring Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton. There’s Also Nim’s Island. Mad Money. The Lost Boys… The Lost Boys: The Tribe. Both with Corey Feldman.
Betty: I heard that guy was hot. He’s got the body of a von casanova.
Blossom: Whoa! Easy there… Easy. Betty, *Seeing Betty’s mouth water* You’re drooling. I think that you’re gonna need time to chill out. Before you lose your senses. You’re 15. the guy’s a grown man. Likely in his 20’s to early 30’s. That’s double your age. You’re Jailbait. Don’t stoop down a level or a path you won’t be able to climb out from.
Leslie: I’m safe. Besides… I’m gay. So… i don’t have to worry about being pulled into the Male sex. Unless i decided to transcend into being Bi-sexual. However… I would rather it just embellish a normal Gay relationship. Lesbian, i’d guess one would call it.
Amy Diamond: It’s okay, Leslie. You should do what makes you feel happy. No matter what others might tell you. It’s got to be what you feel. Inside.
Blossom: One thing that still gets me though…
Leslie: *Looking at Blossom* Really? What?
Blossom: We still doing really know who it was that paid for my “Tuition” for the preparatory school.
Amy Diamond: Huh?! Uh… What do you mean? How would you be going to a school like that? Isn’t that school supposed to be like… Exclusive?
Zoey: That’s what we thought. However… It turns out that Leslie… Blossom and Betty are going as they’ve been accepted.
Amy Diamond: *Gasps* You serious? Wow!
Blossom: I’m gonna be making some calls in the morning. I have to find out who it was that paid for the Tuition for me to be with the chance or the opportunity to go to Chilton.
Betty: It would be a wise idea to find out who it might have been that sent you that acceptance letter and thereby paying the Tuition for you to be capable of attending the school.
Zoey: Let’s watch another movie. Like… Demolition Man. Passenger 57. The Lake House. Lake Placid. Something thrilling.
Betty: *Grins* That’s a great idea, Zoey.
Leslie: We have drinks. The popcorn, Chips and dip. Cookies. There’s sleeping bags and sheets. Blankets and pillows. I think that we have what we need for the girls night.
Amy Diamond: *Looking around and noticing that a couple of people were not among them* Uh… Where’s Sora and Carly?
Betty: Sora and Carly?
Leslie: They couldn’t make it. They’re spending the weekend with their mother and their Mother’s suitor. The guy she works with. Mr. Olson.
Blossom: They wanted to come and join the party though. However… their mother wasn’t allowing it. Plus they were also gonna be hanging out with their sister Hallie.
Amy Diamond: Oh… okay. *Saddened to not see Sora and Carly*
The girls were all set and had all they needed for the girls night. They sat down and put on one of the movies and… just watched the movie. They went through at least 2 movies before turning in for the night. It was a wonderful night for them. Nothing was gonna wrong. Nothing… But now it was known where Leslie would be going to Chilton. As well as Betty. But was Blossom gonna be with the same result? Was she gonna find out who it was that paid her Tuition and paid for her way into Chilton… all on her behalf and in favor of her? Find out in the next chapter of the Adventures of the Rhapsody Girls Z! as the Saga continues…