Ashwood Academy

Ashwood Academy Episode 8 - The "Fangs" Come Out

[Ref Kendra for Viv/Chloe notes]
Sabine meets up with Molly and they decide that Sabine’s butler will get Vivian back and update her as necessary. The butler calls Sabine and informs her that there was an explosion at Chloe’s room and Vivian wheeled her out of the hospital, chased by the policeman. Butler blows up Chloe’s shiiiiiiiit (tells Sabine that she is a “developing magician”). Sabine instructs Butler to never tell anyone else about the events and to stay at the hospital and keep an eye on Mr. Brown (and if more police show up…). Sabine tells Molly about Butler’s details about Chloe being a “magician.” Sabine calls Chloe first and got voicemail. Sabine calls Vivian’s phone; Vivian answers the phone as a snake and hisses. Sabine hangs up.
Sabine tells Molly that she is going to break into the headmaster’s office. Molly is on board. They head to the headmaster’s office, and try to listen through the window outside to see if he’s inside, but can’t tell. They head to the receptionist’s office. Sabine tells Molly that “the secretary is going to start screaming; DON’T follow her.” Sabine uses her incite fear ability to intimidate the secretary, and the secretary calls the headmaster. Molly whips around the corner and tells her that she lost her phone. The secretary informs her that Molly has to go to Marcell for lost items. Sabine uses incite fear on Molly to attack; Molly is terrified and recognizes the attack! Molly flees the scene, back to her room. Sabine “recommends” that Molly go back in there and start screaming. Molly disregards the recommendation and leaves.
While leaving, Molly passes the headmaster; she texts Sabine that he’s coming (“hey asshole, headmaster’s coming your way…”). Sabine books it in the other direction down a hallway and around a corner. She uses a compact mirror to try to see the headmaster coming down the hall; she sees the headmaster go into the receptionist’s office and close the door. Sabine sneaks up to the door and hears the headmaster chanting quietly in a language she doesn’t recognize and does not hear the secretary. She tries to record the chanting with her audio pen through the bottom of the door but feels the crackle magical energy. Sabine leaves immediately and texts Molly apologies and that she will explain everything.
Vivian detects a road to the north with her tremorsense and heads there. Chloe heads north while maintaining cover; Vivian can detect her, and adjusts course to follow her. Chloe puts Vivian in her bag when she approaches. When they reach the road, Chloe sees a number of police cars and a fire truck heading towards the hospital. Chloe follows the road away from the hospital, following the treeline; she starts to get chilly. Chloe takes Vivian out of her bag to talk to her; Vivian and Chloe agree to hitchhike, but with Vivian in the bag and Chloe wearing street clothes. Chloe flags down a car with an older man and lies about being lost on a school trip. She convinces him to take her to a payphone.
Molly is back in her dorm, anxious and trying to distract herself. Sabine calls her dad on the home number; her cousin Theo answers the phone (“Yes?”). Sabine tells him to get her father. When her father is on the phone, Sabine asks him to identify the language that the headmaster was speaking, and plays him the clip from the audio pen. Her father thinks it is something tribal, Sub-Saharan. He points her to Dr. Greenwald at a university in Monmouth to help translate who will be discreet. Sabine ends the call and goes to Molly’s room.
In Molly’s room, Sabine apologizes for the headmaster’s secretary fiasco. Molly presses her about her strange intimidation influence; Sabine: “it’s like being psychic.” Sabine confirms that she is in fact not a snake. They ponder the genetic influence of snake transformation. Molly: “I think you’re full of shit.” Sabine sits Molly down and confesses that she is a “scary vampire,” but makes Molly promise that she won’t tell Vivian and Chloe. Molly asks if she eats blood; Sabine clarifies that she eats “fear.” Molly quickly realizes that she is consorting with monsters. There is friction between the two with heavy trust issues. Molly is critical of Sabine for keeping such a large secret, and Sabine treats the situation as a small matter. Molly asks Sabine to help her find other books like the ones she found. Sabine asks Molly to accompany her to Monmouth to talk to the professor. They will decide when to go at a later time.
Molly gets a text from Julia Brown asking if Chloe is okay and when Molly tells her she thinks she’s still at the hospital, Julia tells her to check the news. Molly goes to the common room TV to find that there is a news report of a terrorist attack at the hospital. Vivian and Chloe’s pictures are posted as potential suspects. Police suspect an EMP device was used. Molly fakes crying and walks Sabine back to her room. Molly is suspicious of Julia Brown. Molly says they will meet up at dinner.

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