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Sidestory 6: Big Man on Campus (part 2)
The Mistress Fever fanfare plays as Kano appears in his spotlight at stage right. "When we last left Mistress Fever, she was rescuing Zane from the clutches of the notorious Raven di Wynter. But she didn't know that Raven had enhanced his magic with a shrinking potion!"
Brock's voice saying Lancia a freddo! is heard in the darkness, followed by a shrinking sound effect. When the lights come up again on Rylan and Lotta inside a cage, a deeper version of Brock's voice proclaims "At last! You're mine, Mistress Fever!"
The stage shakes for a moment to mimic Brock's footsteps departing from a shrunken Mistress Fever's perspective. "Is he gone?" Rylan asks.
"Yes...luckily, my power should still be effective." Lotta then charges a ball of red light in her hands. Fuoco stelle!
The lights blink over to Kano. "Mistress Fever and Zane quickly made their way out of the cage, but Zane mistimed his jump off the table, and fell into a bucket of water."
A splish makes the audience murmur before the lights come up on Lotta focusing a heat aura on Rylan. "There now...all dry!"
"Thanks..." Rylan smiles. "You know, Raven and his goons might come back here any minute--why don't we set a trap for them?"
"Great idea!" Lotta grabs a ball of thread. "I'll wind this thread around the doorway, so when Raven returns, he will trip, allowing us to escape!"
"Mistress Fever and Zane worked as quickly as they could to booby trap the doorway." Kano narrates as the lights go down. "Meanwhile, Raven was tiring of shrinking the denizens of Pewter City one by one..."
"This is going to take a while..." Brock sighs as he and some lackeys enter the scene. "In the space of an hour, we've only shrunk about fifteen people..."
"You know, a spell is a lot more effective if it is sung..." a lackey suggests.
"That's it!" Brock smiles. "Since I've already absorbed the shrinking potion into my own magic, if I were to sing a rain spell, it would shrink the entire city at once!" He then catches himself. "But it's been a while since I've sang a spell..."
"That's okay, boss! The spellbook with the incantations is still at home." a male lackey assures Brock.
"Come then--let us return." Brock motions to the lackeys to follow him offstage.
The lights come up on Lotta and Rylan waiting at the enlarged doorway, which now has several layers of yarn stretched across it. "Three...two...one..." Lotta counts before a loud thud symbolizing Brock falling startles the audience. "Run!"
"Mistress Fever and Zane hurried out of a window and into a Buneary hole." Kano narrates. "While they had lost Raven and his henchmen, the running had taken a toll on Mistress Fever..."
Lotta and Raven trudge into the scene of a cave, heaving heavily. "Did we lose them?" Rylan asks.
"I think so..." Lotta wheezes. "But for some reason, my strength is drained..."
"That's okay! We should be able to rest in here!" Rylan smiles.
A slowed down Rattata cry gets his attention. "Oh no, not again!" he gasps.
"Will Mistress Fever and Zane ever find safety? Can Mistress Fever take on the Rattatas in her weakened state?" Kano asks. "Stay tuned for part 3 of "Big Man on Campus!" The fanfare plays one last time before the lights come up for intermission....