Rachel: *lays curled up asleep in bed, whimpering*
Rachel: *still asleep sleep* Ngh... No... No...! Go away...!
Rachel: It's you...! God, no...! NO!
Rachel: AaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! NO! NO! NO! NO! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
Tim: *hears her cries and bursts into her bedroom* Rachel! *goes to her and starts shaking her* Wake up, Rachel!
Rachel: AAAAHHHHH! *wakes up and jumps up into the air, grabbing the cieling fan and clinging to it*
Tim: Woah! Rachel, what's got you flipping out?
Rachel: *quivers, still hanging on to fan*
Tim: Come down from there, and we can talk about this. *reaches up and grabs her by the waist*
Rachel: *allows self to be pulled down*
Tim: What happened?
Rachel: I was asleep, and there was this man, and he grabbed me, and he started choking me! Wringing my neck!
Tim: Oh, God. What did this man look like?
Rachel: I couldn't see his face, but he was really tall.
Tim: *eyes widen* Rachel. *hugs close to chest* It's OK. It was just a bad dream. I promise, it will go away.
Rachel: *hugs back*
Masky: *paces back and forth* Rachel had a nightmare last night. I think the Operator is trying to tell us something.
Hoody: He's getting impatient. We need to get the job done and get back.
Masky: No. I can't give her to him.
Hoody: What do you mean? We only have five days! Then he'll do the job himself!
Masky: She's too... Gah! I wouldn't expect you to understand how I feel about her!
Voice: No, we wouldn't.
Hoody: Hm! *turns around* Observer. What are you doing here?Observer: *straightens glasses* The Master sent me here to help you out. I'm also here to troll your butts off.
Hoody: We don't need your help, nor do we want it.
Hoody: The point is, Masky, you have had ample times to put Rachel under your influence. We should be back right now!
Masky: Look, we have five days. We can go back in three. I'll have her under my spell by then. Deal?
Hoody: *sigh* Deal.
Observer: Deal, I guess.
Masky: Shake on it.
All Three: *three-way shake*
Rachel: *sits in basement of the apartment complex, where all musical equipment is stored*
Ayla: *knocks on the doorway* Hey.
Rachel: *silent, writing the sheet music for a song*
Ayla: Is it done yet?
a black cat with white eyes suddenly appears from shadows, pushing against Rachel's back and purring*
Rachel: *smiles* Neko. Where have you been hiding?
Rachel: Well, that's certainly interesting.
Ayla: Uh, are you talking to the cat?
Rachel: Yeah. I'm the Cat-Whisperer, remember?
Ayla: *smiles* You and that darn cat.
Voice: Her and that darn what?
Ayla: *turns around* Tim followed me, Rachel.
Rachel: *silent, concentrating on music*
Tim: *goes up to Rachel and taps her on the head* Hello? Anybody in there?
Neko: *growls low and arches back* Mmrrorrrr...
Tim: Back off, furball.
Neko: *straightens back and speaks in a slight British accent* A "furball"? I beg your pardon! I am a cat, and my name happens to be Neko.
Tim: GAH! *backs up, eyes wide* DEMON CAT!
Rachel: Careful, Tim. You break one of my instruments and I'll kill you.
Neko: Yes, Timothy, do be careful.
Tim: *points, seething with anger* I don't like you.
about eight at night now in the apartment complex Subway*
Masky: *walks around looking for Rachel* Hey, have you seen Rachel, guys?
Masky: *sigh* Well, help me look for her.
Ayla: Uh- I don't think that's such a good idea.
Masky: Why ever not?
Ayla: Um- She's very irritable at this hour.
Hoody: *scoffs* Challenge Accepted. *begins to walk towards the exit*
Ayla: WAIT! *grabs Hoody by the leg* DON'T!
Hoody: Get off! *shakes leg*
Ayla: I'm serious, you shouldn't-
Observer: What the heck was that?!
Masky: Let's go. *walks carefully towards the door*
outside, Rachel is seen, on the ground shivering and chattering*
Masky: What's wrong with her?
Ayla: *silently gestures back to Rachel*
Rachel: *murmers softly to self, voice sounding like two at once. One wails and whispers, the other buzzes like a fly at a window. But the voices say, as one:* Not again...
Masky: *begins to step out*
Rachel: GAH! *ears turn into cat ears and move to top of head*
Hoody: Oh, my...
Observer: What the heck?!
Rachel: *incoherent babbling as fingernails become long and sharp* AaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! *long furry black tail swishes back and forth, brushing the ground*
Hoody: Is this where she gets her strength? Remember when she flipped clear over that construction zone?
Masky: *says nothing, still watching*Rachel: *opens eyes, now slit like a cat's, and opens mouth, exposing a mouth full of small, sharp, needlelike teeth*
Observer: *thinks* I'd do a wolf whistle, but I'd probably scare her.
Rachel: Hm! *ears perk and turns around, eyes darting wildly from side to side*
Masky: Oh, shit. I think she saw us!
Rachel: *opens mouth and yowls a long territorial cry*
Hoody: Ayla? What's she saying.
Ayla: I think... We just wandered into her territory.
Observer: And that's bad?
Rachel: *stares intently at the guys* Mrrrrrowwwrrrr....
Masky: I have an idea.
Masky: RUN! *turns and runs*
Ayla: Wait for me!
Hoody: *runs after*
Observer: WE ARE GOING TO DIE. :(
Rachel: *yowls again and pounces after*