After Danua saves Beatrix from some pesky children, Beatrix takes the puppeteer to a costume store. Danua finds the perfect Halloween getup and heads into town to
The sounds and smells of a joyous Halloween fill the street.
Danua is puttering around in a lonely alley off the main road, well away from the merrymaking.
Hansel: Mm. Mhm-mhm... Danua says we're totally lost.
Gretel: Pfft, you don't have to spell it out to know that!
Gretel: Hey, hey! Somebody's coming this way!
Hansel: Hmm... We're cornered. Trapped like rats. No escape.
A panting woman appears before Danua, continuously looking behind herself.
Beatrix: Grr... What did I do to deserve this!
Beatrix: Hey! Could you get out of my way, please!
Beatrix wedges past Danua and enters a very narrow passageway.
Beatrix: Gah! I can't move!
Beatrix: Dang it! My shirt got stuck on something!
Hansel: What are you doing? Danua wants to know.
Beatrix: You can't tell by looking? I'm running!
Gretel: Running? D'you do something bad?
Beatrix: I didn't do anything! It was all them. They took my—
Just then a crowd of children come barreling down the street the same way Beatrix had arrived.
Li'l Devil 1: Huh? Where'd Candy Lady go?
Li'l Devil 2: Hey, you! Did you see a crazy candy lady run through here?
Beatrix: (No, no, no! P-please... Don't tell them I'm here!)Choose: Lady?
Beatrix: (Come on, come on... Just pretend like you didn't see me!)Continue 1
Stuck in the passageway, Beatrix is unable to move. She desperately but quietly continues to plead to Danua.
Hansel: Hmm. Oh yes... Danua says that no lady like that came through here.
Gretel: Maybe she ran the other way?
Li'l Devil 1: Makes sense! Thanks! If you see her though, make sure you tell us!
Li'l Devil 2: Aaall right! Next we search over here!
The children head toward a different area in pursuit of the so-called candy lady.
Beatrix barely pokes her head out behind the wall. Seeing that the coast is clear, she calmly walks back into the alley and bows her head to Danua.
Beatrix: You've saved me. Thanks for not spilling the beans.
Beatrix: I'm Beatrix. And you are?
Hansel: She says her name is Danua.
Gretel: And that's Hansel, and I'm Gretel!
Beatrix: Whoa... That's not ventriloquism. Are your puppets really talking?
Beatrix: Looks like you're something special! Pleasure to meetcha!
Danua's eyes stay locked on Beatrix.
Beatrix: Why are you staring at me like that? Do I have something on my face?
Hansel: Danua says your costume is cute.
Beatrix cracks a smile at the compliment.
Beatrix: Haha! I know, right? It's super cute!
Beatrix: Your costume's not too bad either, Danua! It's got that great, creepy vibe!
Gretel: Watch it! This isn't a costume!
Beatrix: Huh? You're not dressed up for Halloween?
Hansel: She says she's envious of how cute your getup is.
Beatrix: Oh? You want something cute too? Then I'll show you a great shop!
Gretel: Really? You're a nice one, huh!
Beatrix: Well it's the least I could do for the heroes that saved me from that sticky situation!
Beatrix: So let's get going! We'll search for a great costume together!
Although their plan was formed through somewhat unusual circumstances, the pair of girls are excited by the prospective shopping trip.
Not long after, everyone arrives at Beatrix's favorite shop.
Hansel: She's impressed by all of the elegant clothes.
Beatrix: Of course she is! This shop has all the most stylish stuff on the block!
Gretel: C'mon, pick us something out already!
Beatrix: You got it! Into the fray, everybody!
Beatrix begins picking up various eccentric items of clothing and holding them up to Danua's figure.
Beatrix: Oh! How's this one? What do you think of the feathers?
Hansel: She says feathers are adorable.
Gretel: Is it s'posed to be a fairy or something? Looks good to me!
Beatrix: You know, I get the feeling there's stuff here that would suit you better!
Beatrix: Liiike... this! What do you think?
Hansel: She says she likes the fluffy tail.
Gretel: Looks like a little devil! This one looks good too!
Beatrix: And yet it's not enough... I bet something else would match her even more...
Beatrix continues sifting through the costume pieces, holding each one up to Danua and listening to the puppets' critiques.
After finding the perfect piece, Beatrix forces Danua into the fitting room.
Beatrix: How's it going in there? Finished changing?
Hansel: She says yes, she's finished.
Gretel: All right! Showtime!
Danua, decked out in a festive Halloween costume, emerges from the fitting room.
Hansel: Danua says how is it? Does it suit her?
Gretel: Gotta say, we look pretty good too!
Beatrix: Yeah you do! You all look great!
Hansel: She's so happy with how adorable it is, she could just die.
Gretel: This is the first time Danua's been this happy!
Beatrix: Haha! I told you guys we'd get her the best! I really outdo myself sometimes!
Beatrix: This costume is plenty cute, so lets head into town and show you off!
Hansel: Danua says the street seems lively and fun.
Beatrix: Well this is the main street after all.
Beatrix: Oh, which reminds me... Do you know the incantation that goes like trick or treat?
Beatrix: Yeah! If you say this spell, you'll get bucketfuls of candy!
Hearing Beatrix's advice, Danua timidly tries to mouth the words to some of the locals.
Local 1: Huh? Sorry, miss. What was that you said?
But her tiny voice can't cut through the noise of the bustling street.
Beatrix: (Hansel, Gretel... Danua seems pretty shy, so let's give her some help.)
Hansel: (Of course.)
Gretel: (You got it!)
Hansel, Gretel, and Beatrix turn toward the heart of the crowd and begin to raise their voices.
Beatrix: Come one, come all! See it now or miss out forever!
Beatrix: It's the cutest Halloween costume!
Hansel: Trick or treat. Smell our feet. Give Danua something good to eat.
Local 1: Oh! Well aren't your costumes just wonderful! Here's your candy!
Gretel: Trick or treat! Here's a knife. Give me the good stuff if you value your life!
Local 2: Oh me, oh my! How scary! Here's some candy, so don't hurt me!
People continue to give Danua candy until she has a veritable mountain of sweets.
Beatrix: Haha! Just look at how much candy you got!
Hansel: Danua says thank you, Beatrix.
Gretel: Thought you'd be one of those funny types in the beginning, but you're not half bad!
Beatrix: Haha! Course not! Who do you think I am?
Confidence beams from Beatrix's expression.
Li'l Devil 1: Everybody! There she is! Candy Lady!
Li'l Devil 2: She was hiding here the whole time! Wait for us, Candy Lady!
Beatrix: Damn! They found me already?
Beatrix: Welp, guess I'm outta here!
Beatrix: Oops, almost forgot! Have a parting gift!
Beatrix pulls a piece of candy from her bag and hands it to Danua.
Beatrix: No problem! I had fun! Let's meet up again sometime!
As Beatrix dashes off, she leaves not only candy with Danua, but also the memory of an energetic smile.
Hansel: Whew... She could be tough to handle, but she was pretty interesting all the same.
Gretel: Haha! If we ever see her in trouble, let's save her again!
Danua holds the candy she received from Beatrix to her chest and promises to cherish it forever.
After meeting up with Danua, (Captain) and the crew cut through a dark side street to head back to their inn. There they find a couple of rough men acting disrespectfully. A local boy and his band of monsters appear and escalate the situation.
After parting with Beatrix, Danua successfully meets back up with (Captain) and the crew.
They head away from the city center, still deep in festive Halloween celebration.
Costumed Ruffian 1: Gahaha! Down it, down it!
Costumed Ruffian 2: Gwahaha! More spirits for me spirit!
Hansel: Hmm. Mhm-mhm... Danua says this place has a frightening air about it.
Gretel: Yeah, this place isn't like the city center at all! There's litter all over the place, and some of the people look a little rough!
Vyrn: But this was a shortcut back to the inn!
Lyria: This street really gives me the creeps, (Captain)...
Hansel: Danua says things pop out at night on streets like this.
Gretel: Hahaha! Yeah, I bet we'll see a ghost before long!
Danua grips (Captain)'s hand as a trio of creatures dive out of the darkness and in front of the crew.
A voice begins to reverberate around the crew.
???: Beee gooone from heeere!
Hansel: It looks like we're surrounded. Stay on guard.
Gretel: I bet these monsters bite! Everybody get ready!
Funny Friends: Scene 2
The boy explains that he and his monsters want to reclaim their turf from the rude men. Danua and (Captain) empathize with the lad's cause, so they put him and his monsters through special training.
Young Boy: Aww, man! It didn't work!
Young Boy: Slimer, Wisper, Punkin! Let's get outta here, guys!
The mysterious assault group tries to scatter in every direction.
But the crew catches them before they can get away and begins questioning them.
Hansel: Danua is asking why would you do such a thing?
Young Boy: What do you mean why! You jerks took our spot, didn't ya! Well, didn't ya!
Behind the boy, the three monsters try to appear menacing, even as they tremble in apparent fear.
Gretel: What? Took your spot? Hah—you're confused, kid!
Lyria: We're just a crew of skyfarers passing by!
Young Boy: Huh? Sky... farers? You're not with those loud guys wearing costumes?
Vyrn: No! We're just regular ol' skyfarers in (Captain)'s crew!
Hansel: Yes. It seems there was a bit of a mix-up.
Young Boy: S-sorry!
Young Boy: I... guess I thought you guys were friends with that bunch! I'm really sorry!
The boy and his monsters look regretful as the boy begins explaining.
Young Boy: Ever since a Halloween who-knows-how-long-ago, those costume-wearing jerks wearing costumes have come here every year acting like they own the place.
Young Boy: We wear costumes in this region to honor spirits and monsters that come from the afterlife.
Young Boy: But those guys just wear stupid costumes and make a racket!
Lyria: So that's what's going on...
Young Boy: Even when we try to get them to leave, normally they just make fun of us. They don't respect us at all.
Hansel: Danua says then in that case, we'll chase them away.
Danua and (Captain) face the boy and his monsters and give them a confident thumbs up.
Young Boy: Really! You guys are strong enough! They'd have to—
The boy's expression goes from sunshine to shadows in a split second. He starts shaking his head.
Young Boy: No. Never mind... Even if you guys help out this time, another group of 'em might show up...
Young Boy: If we can't fix this problem ourselves, then there's no point!
Young Boy: Sniff... Sniff... Everybody...
Unable to control his own emotions, the boy bursts into tears.
Hansel: Danua says she feels like you're a true sweetheart.
Gretel: Heh! Just when I thought you were a buncha scaredy-cats, you go and impress me with that willpower!
Lyria: (Captain), is there some way we can help them?
Vyrn: How about we give 'em a crash course on fightin' and stuff!
(Captain) gives a strong nod to the rest of the crew.
Hansel: Danua says let's get to training—right here, right now.
Gretel: Yeah! Are you ready?
Young Boy: Yes!
Vyrn: Okay! Let's whip 'em into shape, (Captain)!
Funny Friends: Scene 3
The boy and his monsters launch their assault against the rude men, but it ends in failure. Danua rethinks their strategy and takes everyone to the costume shop that Beatrix showed her earlier. Using her spectral threads, she helps the boy and his monsters operate a giant pumpkin costume to drive the men away.
Danua, (Captain), and the crew have put the boy and his monsters through a round of grueling training.
Inspired by newfound confidence, the boy decides to confront the ruffians and drive them out of his turf.
Vyrn: It's finally here, huh? The day we've been waitin' for...
Lyria: I hope it goes well...
Gretel: Hey, hey! Have a little faith in them!
Hansel: But I'm still worried about them, says Danua. And to tell the truth, I'm a little worried myself.
Hansel: Danua says we should go see how the boy and his monsters are getting on.
The crew decides to go and stealthily check out the situation.
After arriving at the spot, they watch what's happening from the shadows.
Young Boy: All right, everybody. Just remember the training we went through.
Young Boy: Everything's gonna go fine!
Young Boy: Are you guys ready?
The ruffians approach the boy and the monsters as they break from their huddle.
Costumed Ruffian 1: Whoo-wee! Been a long night!
Costumed Ruffian 2: Wahaha!
Costumed Ruffian 2: Huh? What's this light?
Wisper floats in the air, softly casting his light in the direction of the ruffians, drawing them near.
Costumed Ruffian 2: Gah!
Costumed Ruffian 1: Wh-what is this stuff!
Slimer has spread his liquid body across the ground, causing the men to come crashing down when they slip on the living puddle.
Costumed Ruffian 1: Eep! What's next!
Costumed Ruffian 2: S-somethin's falling from above!
Punkin has come crashing from the sky, delivering the decisive blow to the ruffians.
Young Boy: (Yeah! Just like we planned! They'll leave for sure now!)
The boy approaches the bewildered men, hoping to give them a final scare.
Young Boy: Beee gooone from heeere!
Young Boy: A-ah!
The boy accidentally steps on Slimer, causing him to lose his balance and fall to the ground.
Costumed Ruffian 1: Who... Who are you...
Costumed Ruffian 1: Argh! You're that meddling kid!
Costumed Ruffian 2: Dammit! He's been playing us for fools! We're gonna knock you into next year, kid!
Young Boy: Aaah! Somebody heeelp!
Hansel: Danua says the boy's in trouble, so we're going to help.
Gretel: Got it! Let's get in there!
Vyrn: We won't just stand around either!
Lyria: Right! Come on, (Captain)!
(Captain) and the crew burst from the shadows to aid the boy and his monsters.
After saving the boy, the crew listens as he laments his failure.
Young Boy: Sniff... That was so dumb... I knew it. We're hopeless...
Young Boy: We should just quit while we're ahead. We'll leave this city... Right, everybody?
Young Boy: Thank you, guys. For all you did for us.
As the boy turns to leave, Danua grabs his shoulder.
(Captain) steps forward beside Danua and puts a hand on the boy's other shoulder.
Hansel: Danua says—
Vyrn: I think we got it this time!
Lyria: Yeah! It's too soon to give up! Right?
Young Boy: But... But...
Hansel: She says she has a good idea.
Gretel: Just follow us!
The boy and his monsters follow Danua and the crew.
They soon arrive at the shop that Beatrix had previously introduced to Danua.
Hansel: She says please trust her.
Gretel: What in the skies are we planning here?
Danua begins explaining her strategy to everyone else.
The ruffians come back, rougher than ever.
Costumed Ruffian 1: Seriously... Can you believe what that kid did to us?
Costumed Ruffian 2: Hehe. Here, mate, have some spirits to lift those spirits!
Costumed Ruffian 1: Don't mind if I do!
Costumed Ruffian 2: H-hey... Is that a giant floating pumpkin in front of us?
Costumed Ruffian 1: Huh? I think you should lay off the spirits if you're starting to see 'em!
Costumed Ruffian 2: Look out! It's coming toward us!
The pumpkin begins eerily bobbing toward the men.
Costumed Ruffian 1: If my eyes aren't playing tricks on me, that pumpkin's enormous!
Costumed Ruffian 2: Dammit, who's scared of an overgrown squash! C'mon! Let's turn it into pumpkin pie!
The ruffians puff out their chests and stand firm against the floating vegetable.
Pumpkin Beast: ...!
But they soon find that it's no ordinary pumpkin they're staring at.
Costumed Ruffian 2: Eeeek! Monster! A monster!
Pumpkin Beast: ...!
Costumed Ruffian 1: Its face is glowing! R-run for it!
Young Boy: Hah! How's that!
The pumpkin beast lets out a ferocious roar in time with Danua's gestures.
The others work hard to give the beast a terrifying feel.
Punkin forms its head.
Behind him is Wisper, shining his spooky light.
Slimer has spread throughout the trunk of the monster, solidifying its posture.
And Danua and the boy stand behind them all, controlling the giant puppet from the background.
Costumed Ruffian 1: What's g-g-going on! Why's there a pumpkin monster here of all places!
Costumed Ruffian 2: Is this some kinda Halloween curse!
Hansel: This is our chance to make a final move, Danua says.
Gretel: Hah! Let the real fun begin!
Vyrn: All right! We got your back!
Lyria: Let's go, (Captain)!
Each member of the crew, dressed as ghouls and goblins and all sorts of Halloween creepies, runs full force at the pair of ruffians.
Funny Friends: Scene 4
Danua's strategy is a rousing success: the ruffians rethink their behavior and the boy and his monsters are able to protect their turf. The boy asks Danua to show him more about operating puppets, so Danua, Hansel, and Gretel spend a happy Halloween teaching the boy the finer arts of puppetry.
Danua's plan to form the pumpkin beast is a resounding success.
So much so, in fact, that the ruffians are seen cleaning the city streets in an attempt to appease the "Halloween spirits" they'd angered.
Young Boy: Everybody, thanks for your hard work!
Young Boy: Thanks to you, we were able to reclaim our turf!
The boy and his monsters deeply thank Danua and (Captain) for their assistance.
Hansel: Danua is truly happy.
Gretel: And I'm glad it all worked out in the end!
Vyrn: No kiddin'! I was worried about it for a bit there, but Danua's idea really saved the day!
Lyria: Yes! It's amazing she could think of something like that!
(Captain) happily nods in agreement with everyone's compliments.
Young Boy: Actually... There's one other thing I'd like to ask...
Young Boy: I want you to teach me how you worked that giant costume!
Pumpkin Beast: ...
Hansel: Of course. I'd be happy to, Danua says.
Gretel: Oh, you're up for another lesson, eh? Well, get ready, cause we're gonna teach you all you can handle!
Young Boy: Yeah! Sounds great!
Danua begins instructing the boy in her craft.
Young Boy: This? Oh, like that!
Pumpkin Beast: ...
Hansel: Danua says you're doing it wrong.
Pumpkin Beast: ...!
Young Boy: Ack! Sorry! Had to do it like that!
Gretel: Hehe! Yeah, just gotta use your whole body!
Young Boy: Got it! I'll get it next time!
Vyrn: Danua and her dolls look like they're having a ton of fun!
Lyria: I'm so happy she's made new friends! Aren't you, (Captain)?
(Captain) smiles and gives Lyria a nod.
Through some stroke of fortune, Halloween has brought Danua new friends. The crew look on at her as she continues to teach the boy and his monsters the art of puppeteering.