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SCENE 17
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SCENE 17copyright protection31PENANAhYWiTCrlIc

Mr. Bartholomew loved Mary’s performance and wished to replay it all over again.  They still waited for Craig, their patience decreasing.  Mr. Bartholomew wanted to find a way to make time fly faster, he couldn’t have Craig stalling or wasting time.  “Mary, that was spectacular!” Mr. Bartholomew exclaimed.  Mary smiled as she gained a warm feeling in her heart.copyright protection31PENANAtxVC3ZaYhK

“Thank you!” She said.copyright protection31PENANAsUqPyFYbqH

“Where did you learn to sing like that?”copyright protection31PENANA0IFX0zzrUi

“I’ve had a couple of singing lessons in the past.” Mary loved singing so much that once she turned 13, her parents promised her singing lessons.copyright protection31PENANAEoQA1UzbSR

“Your performance was fantastic! Sing it just like that for the Musicale!”copyright protection31PENANAVlMmak19vs

“Oh, of course! I’ll sing so well, you won’t even hear it coming.” An odd choice of words to hear from Mary.  Mr. Bartholomew grew a confused look on his face. copyright protection31PENANAQwawta63C1

“What…?” He questioned.  Dead Drum burst into the room and beelined towards Mr. Bartholomew. Before he could react, Dead Drum was covering his mouth and he got a face full of spray.  He fell unconscious shortly after.copyright protection31PENANAmhpcRq6rCZ

“Well played.” Mary stated.  Dead Drum gave his usual grunt.  “Now, where are the others?”copyright protection31PENANAixk5TvqVFW

Craig ran for several minutes before taking a break.  Killer Jam couldn’t have been behind him, not with his injured hand and Craig’s head start.  The top priority right now was to find Jerald P.  “Jerald! Where are you?! I need to talk to you!”  The stage room was the only room where everyone tended to go to when they needed some time alone.  Craig swung the doors open and caught himself staring at Mary on stage and Dead Drum setting down an unconscious Mr. Bartholomew.  Mary and Dead Drum stared awkwardly at Craig.  Craig’s mind was bombarded with information he couldn’t process.  He wanted answers immediately.  “What’s going on in here?” He asked.copyright protection31PENANAnwsx3VI9Zl

“I was just practicing singing the opening song for the Musicale.” Mary replied.  Craig didn’t know what to do except talk to the people who were in the room with him. “Who are you and what are you doing with Mr. Bartholomew?!” He shouted as he pointed at Dead Drum.copyright protection31PENANAalCAxu0EVC

Dead Drum grunted nervously, his body shaking from head to toe.  Killer Jam’s plan was falling apart piece by piece.copyright protection31PENANAEeaZj4uJ0a

“Where is Jerald?!”  Craig roared.copyright protection31PENANAFoH8VK4ET3

“Which one?” Mary asked.copyright protection31PENANA04oCEW6FB2

“Jerald P!”copyright protection31PENANAifgtezxJjy

“He’s right behind you.”copyright protection31PENANAUZWB7Slcwf

Craig was sick and tired of everyone playing games with him.  The only times Craig got serious were the times people played games on him. He hated it with a passion.  “I’m not falling for that stupid trick!”  Fire burned within his eyes as he huffed and puffed.copyright protection31PENANAfxkDaYAgEb

“I’m serious. Look behind you.”copyright protection31PENANAjWrzqF9Xpt

Craig, hesitantly, turned around to see Killer Jam holding Jerald P with his right hand on Jerald P’s left shoulder.  But… Jerald P didn’t look scared.  Not even in the slightest.  He looked irritated if anything.  “Why hello again. We’ve got to stop running into each other like this.” Killer Jam spoke with a grin stretching behind his mask.copyright protection31PENANAwjssUAkgMR

Craig froze in place while the two walked closer to him.  Was Jerald P working with Killer Jam this whole time or was he just playing along with his games?! Craig wondered.copyright protection31PENANAw1oQFyPgPu

“Surprised, aren’t you?” Jerald P questioned.copyright protection31PENANAr8rSIRySPX

“What’s going on, Jerald?”  Craig asked, trying not to throw a punch at either of the two who stood before him.copyright protection31PENANAllhNNbo8sa

“We’ve been trying all week to show you that there are consequences to your bad actions!”copyright protection31PENANAZYcoPSXE8N

“Really? And look at where that’s going.”copyright protection31PENANA9AWAtEr1wg

“And look at where you’re going!”copyright protection31PENANAZRBgFps3xV

“Exactly!” Craig turned and ran onto the stage.  He faced out towards Killer Jam and Jerald P.  “I’m heading down the road to fame!”copyright protection31PENANAexTrVJjTos

“That’s what you keep telling yourself!” Killer Jam took his hand off Jerald P’s shoulder and joined Craig on stage.  He stared him straight in the eyes, all he saw was ignorance and fury. That needed to chance now.  “The road you’re taking is going to lead to destruction and you’ll be miserable!”copyright protection31PENANAGx2C7vgyxN

“Look at me now! I’m not miserable!”copyright protection31PENANAOwFqNlPgpn

“Yet.”copyright protection31PENANAbEU55QOpJc

“Being famous is going to make me happy!”copyright protection31PENANARqKU2RqjqX

“Not truly happy though. You won’t have any friends, you won’t have any relationships, and lastly, you won’t be happy.”copyright protection31PENANA7fuMFi7vyx

“Okay, and where’s your proof?”copyright protection31PENANATKbNPgEEGo

Killer Jam let out a strongly frustrated sigh. “You’re missing the point!”copyright protection31PENANAQyOBsQsSaS

“You’ve been so focused on living your dream that you seem to have zoned everyone and everything out!” Jerald P added.copyright protection31PENANAQh7l3NDbib

“But I still hang out with you guys and talk with you.”copyright protection31PENANAIcVTZLaEpQ

“That doesn’t mean you want to.”copyright protection31PENANA2goRRQIjJS

“Your friends want a relationship with you! Specifically, you! God wants a relationship with you! Specifically, you!” Killer Jam stated.  Craig had no idea that Killer Jam had words of wisdom inside of him.  Craig didn’t want to hear it if it had anything to do with him not becoming famous.copyright protection31PENANAcA9jVd7yoq

“And what you’re saying is…?”copyright protection31PENANAK7CG0CrbgR

“Your fame is getting in the way of your relationships with your friends and with God.”copyright protection31PENANA1j7pbYgTi0

Craig just sighed and shook his head.  Killer Jam wasn’t letting Craig go until he’s finally learned his lesson.  And he was going to make sure he learned it well.  “Speechless? Well, let me help you out!”  And he was going to sing in hopes of getting through to Craig.  “I bet you’re wondering why I’ve brought you here. Don’t worry there’s nothing much to fear.  Now don’t just sit there and stay quiet, it’s time for us to do some rap fighting!  I’ll go first since I’m the one taking a stand against the one who thought he was the man! You’ll have to be patient and go second since you were the one who started this chaos in the first place I reckon!”copyright protection31PENANALuBVOw8V5x

“No, I do not know what you’re talking about. I’m not the one who had a temper blowout. No, you must be insane because I never acted in vain!” Craig sang.copyright protection31PENANAlPEYwFAYQQ

“Fine then, have it your way! I’m not going to be the one who has a price to pay! You seemed to be listening to the voice in your head that was loud! Did any of your ridiculous actions make you feel proud?!”copyright protection31PENANAPSaWilVzfd

Craig’s temper had blown now.  He shouted like the wail of a banshee.  He grasped a microphone stand and held it high. “Oh, no.” Killer Jam uttered.  Craig swung the microphone stand towards Killer Jam.  He dodged it.  Craig slammed it down onto Killer Jam’s left foot and he shouted in pain, it felt like someone dropping a hammer.  Craig’s strength was shocking and unsettling Killer Jam kicked the microphone stand out of Craig’s hand with his right foot and continued singing. “All you wanted was the lead role in the play to receive, and threatening to sabotage the Musicale is what you believed, would solve your little problem after the auditions, just because you wanted to get some serious recognition!”copyright protection31PENANAz0IaWwH4sM

“No, it’s time for you to go out the door now. You want to rap, I’ll show you how, I’ll make it look like a snap. Try to keep the beat, and soon suffer defeat.”  Craig wasn’t finished fighting yet.  He was going to end it in a good old-fashioned fist fight.  He threw a punch at Killer Jam. Killer Jam sidestepped the punch, Craig threw one more that ended up in Killer Jam’s hand.  Killer Jam swung Craig aside, causing him to land on his back.  Killer Jam walked towards him, but Craig kicked him backwards and got to his feet.  Killer Jam kept his balance on his feet and proceeded with his singing.  “Listen! You’ve been acting quite stupid, and I don’t have time to hear your excuses. I know that we’re all just humans, but did you have a point that needed to be proven? If so, then tell me what it is, because I’m not some kind of weird, psychic wiz. But if you’re point was to bring yourself some fame, then you’re no sweeter than aspartame!”copyright protection31PENANABOCgM9Wm7M

“Well, at least I didn’t name myself something dumb like Killer Jam, did you get that name for being the lead singer in a band? If that’s the case, then why haven’t I heard of you? Is it because your band was old and not upbeat and new? Because my singing is much greater than yours!”copyright protection31PENANAdWFnSXJNwY

“No, your singing is going to go out the doors!”copyright protection31PENANA16ZJgVfY0I

“No, my singing is much greater than yours!”copyright protection31PENANALCwnSiwOED

“No, your singing is going to go out the doors! All you wanted was the lead role in the play to receive, and threatening to sabotage the Musicale is what you believed, would solve your little problem after the auditions, just because you wanted to get some serious recognition!”copyright protection31PENANABSAgfteZgK

“No, it’s time for you to go out the door now. You want to rap, I’ll show you how, I’ll make it look like a snap. Try to keep the beat, and soon suffer defeat.”copyright protection31PENANAYiQY17Th5U

“Listen! Look at what’s been going on, and look at this chaotic marathon, that you seemed to have caused, without taking a break or putting yourself on pause! Things are seriously getting out of control, all of this happening because you only cared about your goal! You are making everyone else upset all because you decided to make a threat!”copyright protection31PENANAZQwwepOLet

“No, I can’t believe what I’ve been doing, just because of the goal that I was pursuing. And I guess that you are correct, I should have showed everyone more respect. Now, I feel like I’m a failure.”copyright protection31PENANAoQlZ6BslAJ

“No, you are not a failure!”copyright protection31PENANA5z1Vx33rk8

“I feel like I’m a failure.”copyright protection31PENANAlkZSQdhFYw

“No, you are not a failure! All you wanted was the lead role in the play to receive, and threatening to sabotage the Musicale is what you used to believe, would solve your little problem after the auditions, just because you wanted to get some serious recognition!”copyright protection31PENANA8nmtnt5POG

“Now, it’s time for me to go out the door now. You wanted to rap, you showed me how, you made it look like a snap. You really kept the beat, and I suffered defeat.”copyright protection31PENANAyUfAQMDTeY

“All you wanted was the lead role in the play to receive, and threatening to sabotage the Musicale is what you used to believe, would solve your little problem after the auditions, just because you wanted to get some serious recognition!”copyright protection31PENANA2zi1s9fKPe

“Now, it’s time for me to go out the door now. You wanted to rap, you showed me how, you made it look like a snap. You really kept the beat, and I suffered defeat.”  Craig wanted to leave the camp right then and there.  He couldn’t take the guilt he was feeling, his heart ached, and his mind spun like a tornado.  But Killer Jam had one last thing to sing.  “But wait, you don’t need to feel like you’re done, all you need to do is apologize to everyone. I can guarantee that you will be forgiven. Because love is what everyone is to be given. Craig, you are saved!”copyright protection31PENANAgXCDrZ6wOV

The singing was done.  The only thing left was to see if Craig had really changed.  Craig exhaled deeply and walked closer to Killer Jam.  “Craig, this is what we’ve been trying to show you all along. That you can still be an amazing, talented singer and still have friends and still use your talent for God’s glory. Just because you didn’t get the lead role, doesn’t make you a bad singer or performer.”  Killer Jam commented.  Unexpectedly, Craig gave Killer Jam a hug.  It felt nice, and Craig felt better about what had been going on.  Killer Jam gave Craig a hug back, showing that he was being sincere in wanting Craig to change.copyright protection31PENANAcnPsXFeAys

“Thank you.” Craig and Killer Jam stopped hugging. “Thank you all for doing this. I seriously needed this.”copyright protection31PENANAzB2SDu1SeQ

Killer Jam pulled out his cell phone and dialed in Sadistic Synth’s number.  Luckily, he answered, but he didn’t say anything.  He must’ve had a headache from when Jerald P slammed that snare drum into his head.  “Let them go. Our plan was a success. Craig has changed.”  Killer Jam said.  A light cheer came from the other end of the line and Sadistic Synth did as he was commanded.  Not long after hanging up, all of the students that were supposedly kidnapped ran into the stage room and cheered for Craig.  Craig couldn’t hold his tears back.  He didn’t realize how much these people cared about him and to go to great lengths to make him become a better person.copyright protection31PENANA7vOJ8gJeMy

“See, Craig?” Killer Jam placed his right hand on Craig’s shoulder. “Nothing actually happened to your friends.”copyright protection31PENANA9ZVZrSEGtd

Craig smiled genuinely and faced his friends.  His heart raced like a speeding vehicle, but he calmed himself by breathing deeply. “I would like to sincerely apologize for my inappropriate and naive behavior earlier and throughout this week. I was strongly focused more on my goal than I was on you guys, and even on God. Can you guys forgive me?”copyright protection31PENANA92ObUrGWkV

Everyone shouted, “Of course!” without hesitation.  Craig jumped off stage and gave everyone bear hugs.  He couldn’t have been happier to see all of them.  Mr. Bartholomew watched and smiled, but Dead Drum had him tied up to make sure he couldn’t run off.  “Can someone untie me now, please?” He politely asked. copyright protection31PENANANrqCbySUNF

“Oh, yeah. Sorry about that.” Killer Jam jumped off stage and walked over to him. He untied the man and set the ropes aside on a chair.  Mr. Bartholomew and Killer Jam stood side by side and scanned over the crowd in front of them.  Killer Jam was proud that his plan had worked, but he couldn’t take credit.  He knew that God was the one who gave him the idea in the first place.  Killer Jam got a pat on the shoulder from Mr. Bartholomew.  He was glad Killer Jam’s worked too.  Not only was his plan beneficial in helping change Craig, but it was a lot of fun.  It made him feel young at heart again.  Craig continued to give everyone hugs while Killer Jam and Mr. Bartholomew stayed behind and talked to each other a bit.  “Your guys’ plan really did work. I’m impressed, Jerald.” Mr. Bartholomew stated.copyright protection31PENANAsXEoW6hAMK

“Thank you, sir.” Killer Jam responded.copyright protection31PENANAOWND7I5OEp

“I’m glad to see that Craig has finally changed.”copyright protection31PENANAJsR942HWXv

“Definitely.”copyright protection31PENANACpshNon5Za

Craig stopped giving everyone hugs and exclaimed, “Now, who wants to sing together?!” The students cheered and shouted in agreement.  With that, they all celebrated what an awesome week they’ve had together.  But that week had come to an end.copyright protection31PENANAPO6Drelw20

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