Chapter Two: Welcome to the Club
The Club Room
[BILLY is seated at his desk, and LUCI is in the desk next to him. Her legs are up on the desk and she is acting like she's cleaning her nails.]
LUCI: In the jungle, the mighty jungle—
BILLY: Please don't start singing.
LUCI: The lions sleep tonight.
BILLY: I hate you.
LUCI: In the jungle, the quiet jungle, the lions sleep tonight.
[MARY and ZACK enter the room and take their seats. LUCI glances at ZACK.]
LUCI: Mmm, now there's someone I can sink my teeth into.
BILLY: You wish.
[MARY leans over and kisses ZACK on the cheek.]
LUCI: Oh, so that's her boyfriend. Mr. Handsome?
[ZACK leans over and kisses MARY on the lips.]
LUCI: Eh, okay. They can stop now.
BILLY: You can stop now.
[ZACK raises an eyebrow and looks over at BILLY.]
ZACK: Sorry, Billy, didn't see you there.
BILLY: Of course you didn't. It's not like I'm sitting directly across from you or anything.
ZACK: Heh, right. What's the matter? Can't handle a little smooching?
BILLY: Um, yeah. Sure. We could say that.
MARY: Billy, you feeling okay now?
ZACK: Was he feeling bad?
MARY: Outside he was hanging next to the wall, almost looked as if he was talking to himself…
BILLY: I'm fine. Sometimes I do talk to myself. I get lonely, you know?
ZACK: Maybe it's time you start looking for a girlfriend.
LUCI: Yeah, right.
BILLY: No, I don't think I'm ready for one.
ZACK: I get that, they can be quite annoying.
[ZACK smirks at MARY, and she punches him in the arm. The bell rings and the other students start entering the classroom. DAVID sits next to BILLY, JUNI takes her seat next to the teacher's desk, and MR. WARREN enters soon afterwards.]
WARREN: Hello, kids. How was your fall break?
ZACK: I second that.
MARY: Only because he couldn't hang out with me all the time.
JUNI: I thought it was fun. I read a lot of books.
DAVID: Yeah, that sounds soooo interesting.
JUNI: Stuff it.
DAVID: When and where?
WARREN: Whoa, okay now. Settle down. I see we have mixed feelings on fall break. Okay.
JUNI: What about you, Mr. Warren? How did you like it?
WARREN: I found it quite relaxing. Just one, big naptime, and the occasional hot chocolate here and there.
ZACK: Old man.
WARREN: That I am, young man.
[A student helper walks into the classroom and hands WARREN a slip of paper. As the helper leaves, WARREN looks down at BILLY.]
WARREN: It seems there's someone in the guidance office here to see you.
LUCI: No, the other you.
WARREN: That's what the slip says. Unless I'm finally going insane.
BILLY: Okay, can I go now?
WARREN: Sure, take the slip with you. In case you don't come back within the next hour, we're taking notes over the next chapter.
DAVID: I'll take his notes for him, just in case.
[BILLY exits the room, LUCI following him closely with her hands behind her back.]
LUCI: Who do you think it is?
BILLY: I don't know.
LUCI: What do you think they want?
BILLY: I don't know.
LUCI: You think it's the cops? Are we—Are you in trouble? Ohmygod. Did you kill somebody?
BILLY: Shut up, Luci.
The Guidance Office
[HUNTS sits in the schools office lobby, awaiting BILLY to enter the room. His cell beeps, informing him he has a new message. He takes it out and flips the screen open. After reading what it had to say he flips the screen back down and dials in a number.]
HUNTS: Yes, I'm at the school. He'll be here any moment now. I understand. We'll have her back before soon. The Family can rest easy.