[John's house. Steve and Helen appear.]
HELEN: So this is it?
STEVE: Yeah, looks like it.
HELEN: You ready?
[They go up to the front door and Helen rings the doorbell. John comes outside.]
HELEN: Hello? Is this John Allen?
STEVE: We were told he lives here.
JOHN: No. I told you, he's not here. Go away.
STEVE: You are John, aren't you?
HELEN: If you are, please don't hide it. We need your help.
JOHN: What for?
STEVE: Its about... Mary Killford.
JOHN: Look. You've got the wrong guy. Please leave.
STEVE: Look. We know you're John. Why can't you help us? Please!
JOHN: Okay. Come in.
[They walk inside. Scene change: They arrive in John's sitting room.]
JOHN: Please sit down...
[John and Steve sit next to each other on a sofa and Helen sits on a different sofa nearby.]
JOHN: Okay... So what do you want to know about Mary?
STEVE: The thing is, we all know about Mary. We know that you and your friends killed her in a fire.
JOHN: No. It wasn't like that...
HELEN: Then what was it like? You must have done something bad to her, otherwise she wouldn't be back.
JOHN: What? What do you mean, she's back?
STEVE: She's back, and we think she's been killing our friends, just like she killed yours...
JOHN: God, you really have done your homework. I was hoping this all would have been forgotten about by now...
HELEN: Well, you might think that... and everybody on the street might think that... but Mary doesn't... and she's back... and got his sister.
JOHN: Got your sister? How?
STEVE: I know this may sound crazy but, em, I think that Mary has some... somehow got my sister in the mirror.
STEVE: I knew you wouldn't believe me, but trust me, its true.
JOHN: No, I believe you. That's something Mary would do.
JOHN: You need to get in the mirror with her... and get your sister back.
STEVE: Well, how do we do that?
JOHN: Mary used to have a witch book that she would use for her spells. The legend says that Mary enchanted herself into the mirror. So I'm guessing she would have used that book.
STEVE: What was the book called?
JOHN: I can't remember that.
STEVE: Come on, you've gotta remember.
HELEN: No, Steve. We can find out ourself at at the library.
HELEN: We can find out who was the last to rent it out.
HELEN: Yeah, come on.
[They all stand up.]
STEVE: Thanks for your help, John.
JOHN: Hurry, Steve... If Mary finds out what you're up to, she will kill faster. And who knows where your sister will go in the mirror?
[Steve leaves. Scene change: Outside John's house. Steve runs down the path. Scene change: Ryan's house. Ryan and David are sitting on chairs outside.]
RYAN: Hey, its getting dark out here, isn't it?
DAVID:Yeah, just a bit.
RYAN: I'm so fucking stoned.
DAVID:Yeah, me too, mate. Right. I'm off now, Ry...
RYAN: Aw, what? You only just got here.
DAVID: Yeah, well... I promised Calum I would come down this evening.
RYAN: Oh, yeah, I forgot. Calum's your best mate, really.
DAVID: No, it ain't like that...
RYAN: Yeah, it is... Calum clicks his fingers, and you come running.
DAVID:Yeah, whatever, Ryan. Look. You're wasted. I'm going now. Maybe you should stay in tonight anyway.
RYAN: Yeah, go on... Go running to Calum.
DAVID: Yeah, whatever... Gotcha. See you in school tomorrow.
RYAN: Yeah, fine. I don't need you to have a good time.
[David leaves. A beautiful girl arrives.]
RYAN: Hey... Come over here, dollface!
[She approaches him and he stands up. She whispers in his ear and turns into Mary. She laughs evily as flies engulf Ryan. Scene change: Steve and Helen run into the library.]
STEVE: Helen, you know what you're doing, so I'm just going to stay here for a bit, okay?
[Helen leaves. Steve lies down on a sofa and falls asleep.]
5 MINUTES LATER
[Helen arrives and sits on the other sofa. Steve wakes up and sits up.]
[Steve stands up and sits on the sofa next to Helen.]
HELEN: You fell asleep. Hey, look, I found the book.
STEVE: Cool... Where did you find it?
HELEN: Somebody gave it to me over the desk, but they weren't going to give it to me...
STEVE: Why not?
HELEN: Because of what happened to Mary, I guess...
STEVE: Oh, right.
HELEN: Anyway, I had a look through it, and it looks like Mary used this spell to entrace herself through the mirror...
STEVE: What's this one? "Black as night... White is light... Make it make this mirror right." What the fuck?
HELEN: She must have used this to put Kate into the mirror... What are we gonna do?
STEVE: We have to use this.
STEVE: We have to say this. Its the entrance into the mirror, and we've gotta find Kate before its too late.
HELEN: So what are we waiting for? Let's go...
[Helen goes and puts the book on the shelf. Steve stands up.]
STEVE: We need to get somebody to read this so it works...
HELEN: Yeah, but if you read it, we will still both go into the mirror.
STEVE: Yeah, I know, but... I don't wanna go in alone.
HELEN: But you will have me there with you.
STEVE: Helen. I don't want to be funny, but we need all the help we can get.
HELEN: So what are you planning on doing?