You call an old flame from high school whom you still have feelings for and ask to meet up. The flame says, “Sure, how about noon at the pub by your house.” While waiting at the pub, your flame walks in-wearing a wedding dress (or tuxedo). The flame looks at you and says, “I’m supposed to be getting married today, but …” What happens? Write this scene.
The pub was quiet and mostly empty, with the exception of the disgruntled bartender and a small horde of sad, disheveled patrons sitting at the bar. They kept to themselves and slowly sipped their frothy beer. Sally felt out of place in this small pub and she couldn’t help but wonder why her old flame wanted to meet her there. Then, the door leading outside slowly opened. There standing in the doorway was David.
He looked just like he did in high school. His jawline still chiseled like a sculpture of a perfect Adonis. His hair was still as dark and shiny as ever. His big blue eyes almost glowed with perfection. This man was one of the most beautiful men Sally had ever seen and she couldn’t believe that he was there to meet her. After she recovered from her awe struck stupor, she noticed something odd. He had on a black tuxedo. She thought to herself, If I didn’t’ know any better, I would almost swear that he looks like he is about to get…….
“Sally! There you are!” He said with a sense of urgency in his voice. “I’m so glad you called me. I’m supposed to be getting married today, but things have gone horribly wrong and I need your help.”
“Wait. What? Help with what? What’s going on?” Sally was only planning to catch up. She had no idea that this was a man who was about to be married.
“Please come with me! I’ll explain on the way!”
She was hesitant. What in the world could this guy possibly want? What happened since she spoke to him on the phone and why didn’t he tell her he was about to get married? Oddly enough, curiosity got the best of her and she decided to follow him to his car.
They both jumped in the car and David sped off, screeching his tires and leaving a large tire mark on the pavement.
“Alright David, what is going on?”
“You remember Kelly Smith?” he asked.
“Yeah! She and I used to be best friends in high school” Sally responded. “We lost touch when she left for Hollywood to become an actress. Is that who you’re marrying?”
“Well that was who I was marrying. Let me ask you something: Did you ever notice anything strange about her?”
“Well no not really. Why? What happened to her David?” Sally was starting to get concerned. Her pulse raced. Was her old friend okay?
“Sally, I have something to tell you about Kelly. She isn’t exactly human.”
At that point Sally knew.
“Oh.” She sighed. “This is the third time this month. Don’t you men ever listen? I put the warning signs all over my new website. I thought for sure you would have read it by now.”
“I know. I know.” David replied. “I saw the signs . They were all there. But she’s so pretty Sally and she was interested in me. We hit it off so well. Who would’ve thought that she was a soul sucking succubus from hell?”
“Well get me there as quickly as possible before she gives your mother a heart attack.”
The two pulled up to the church and the chaos going on inside was evident from the discord going on outside of the church. People were running and screaming in terror as they fled for their lives.
David and Sally entered the church and there at the pulpit at the front of the church stood a particularly nasty succubus. Sally had seen quite a few succubi in her career, but Kelly turned out to be a particularly ugly one. She was nearly ten feet tall and covered in red, scaly skin. Her long dark hair was now mangled in a matted web of wool like fiber. Her eyes were a bright yellow. They were so bright, they practically glowed. She had long barbed claws at the ends of her fingers and her feet were now pitch black hooves. She screamed and roared at the remaining patrons and she began breathing fire along the walls. She was intent on burning the church down.
But Sally was having none of this. She was tired. She was supposed to have been on vacation from succubi slaying this week and now Kelly had ruined everything. This beast touched a nerve. It was time for it to die.
Sally walked up to the giant beast with complete confidence.
“Hey!” Sally yelled at the succubus to get its attention.
The beast looked down at her and tilted its head to one side. In a deep, evil tone, the beast laughed.
“Sally!” It said with its deep thunderous voice. “I remember you from school and I’ve heard a lot about what you do now.”
“Oh, really? So you know what I’m capable of?”
“Oh yes I am. But do you really think you can defeat me?”
Sally smiled while exuding a Zen-like calm. “Well you are one of the largest and ugliest succubi I’ve ever come across.”
Kelly emitted a low grumble at Sally calling her ugly. She didn’t like it at all.
“But,” Sally continued, “I know I can defeat you. Piece of cake.”
“Oh yeah! Well come and get it!”
“Okay.” Sally said. “You asked for it.”
Sally started dashing toward Kelly and Kelly made a mad dash toward Sally, while David stood still in complete bewilderment, wondering how in the world he got himself into this mess.
Sally whipped out a small translucent blade. It was like a small pocket knife. Sally made a quick left turn down one of the aisles of the pews just before she was about to have a close encounter with her opponent. She slipped up to the front of the church and doused her knife in holy water. Kelly wasn’t aware that Sally was carrying a weapon and when she saw what she was doing with it, she began to panic.
She tried to escape but Sally caught up to her. She jumped onto Kelly’s back as she was trying to run away and she stabbed her in the back of the head.
Kelly fell to the ground screaming and writhing in pain. Suddenly the ground began to shake. Large cracks began to develop in the floor. Sally ran past Kelly and met David at the entrance to the church. David watched in horror as the ground opened up creating a large hole in the floor. Kelly quickly sank down into the hole and was soon engulfed in flames. As quickly as the hole appeared, the floor and ground slowly slid back and closed the opening. David and Sally sighed with relief.
They stood there silently for a moment. Sally was used to this kind of adventure, but David was still standing there dumb-struck and completely bewildered by what had just happened. After a few moments of silence, Sally finally spoke up.
“So I guess you’re not getting married now?”
“Uh…..no.” David said. “I guess not.”
“Wanna go back to the pub and grab a few beers and catch up?”
David slowly turned to Sally and looked at her with a furrowed brow as if he couldn’t believe that she would ask such a thing. Then his expression relaxed.
“Sure. Alright. You could tell me how you got started with your succubus slaying adventures.”
Sally laughed. “You think the only things I have to kill are succubi? You’d be surprised how many things that go bump in the night exist in reality. Come on. I have a lot of interesting stories to share.”
Then David and Sally made their way back to the pub.