The gang was having a blast in restoring the old theater that was until....
among each other.
When Nicky Yellow bee walked over to their table
would you like to buy a ticket to our show next week?"
They're only two bucks.
And all the money goes
to help save and repair the old theater
"out in main street."
got the idea for the play you guys; are performing.
From a student in her writing class?"
Tommy Cub asked her
"Yah, it was a cool idea.
Last week we had to write a paper answering
"If you could put on a play that would save the
What would it be about?" Nicky answered him
"Oh wow, and do you know whose paper she chose?"
he just moved to Rocky Shores; a few days ago.
I was glad when she picked his,
he's really shy and keeps mostly to himself
"Hopefully this will be a good way for him to start making
Daisy Penguin asked
I'm in big trouble!" Nicky giggled.
Nicky just continued
"It's a who done it mystery.
they've just inherited their grandfather's money
Then try scaring each other out of their shares."
but I already figured out who it was."
Tommy proudly smiled
"You do?" How?" you haven't even seen it yet,
besides, there are so many twists in the play
"That we'll leave you guessing all the way until
"Maybe, but it has to be a girl;
us guys would never do something like that
"Unless there were video games and food involved."
Sammy only shook his head and gave him a
Wow aren't you dumb look
"Can't wait to see it. When does it open?"
Vicky Dragonfly asked Nicky
"Not for a few weeks.
We just finished picking out the cast
"But still are looking for volunteers to help us clean,
and help out with the props," Nicky answered
"You guys, wouldn't be interesting in helping out.
We really do need all the help that we can get."
"Sure, when can we start?" Tommy smiled
"I still can't believe that they'd want to
reopen this old creepy place again
"I heard it's been closed for, so many years was
because it was to haunt."
Sammy Turtle was telling them
"Seriously Sammy, for the six billion times.
Just because a place has been closed for a long period
It doesn't mean that it's haunted."
Tommy scowled him
"It's only been closed for two years, Sammy,
the three- crowned theater opened down the block
"Plus, many kids don't go to the movies anymore.
They rather rent or see movies on their computers."
Since nothing bets movie popcorn!" Cookie laughed
"Totally!" A voice from behind also laughed.
"Hey guys, I'm really happy that you're here. Ready to go?"
work was already done
"Oh wow!" this place is starting to look awesome,
check out those cool lions."
Tommy said pointing to a pair of stone loins
that were on either side of the ticket booth
we've been working really- hard trying to get the
The rest of the crew are waiting inside the back room
"Waiting for Ms. Honey wort, to arrive
so, she can hand out today's work assignments."
"Since I know Nicky will never tell you guys this.
I feel it's up to me to let you guys,
know the real reason why this place closed down
"I just hope that it won't creep you out so much.
That you decide not to stay."
A nervous-looking snake by the name of Pan began
we just found Sammy's long, long lost brother."
Tommy whispered over to the others.
"So, you believe the place is haunted too?"
it's well known that the old owner was having
serious money problems. But what was never reported;
that on the night he was supposed to close the
doors for good
"He went completely nutty and hung himself from
the balcony." He began
The theater wouldn't close because kids would go more
to see if the place was haunted or not." Pan added
"Pan, I really don't get how you actually believe
that morbid story." Nicky frowned
"It's not a morbid story. It really happened!"
Pan frowned back
"What really happened?"
A voice from behind them asked
there with a strange look on his face
hey; have you seen Ms. Honey wort?"
She's usually here before us." Nicky quickly answered
"Yah, she was here earlier.
Somehow the cans of paints she bought yesterday
to go home since we won't be able to do
Roger answered her
discussing what was going on with the play
"Nicky, who else has the keys to the theater beside
Ms. Honeywort?" Vicky asked her
"I don't know. Maybe Roger;
he and Ms. Honey wort meet real early or leave late.
Why?" Nicky answered
"Just trying to figure out who could've."
"It was probably the previous owner letting us know that
he's not happy. That he doesn't have a part in the play!"
"What?" It's possible;
maybe when we started restoring the place
we woke something up.
And now it doesn't want us there." Pan explained
just like maybe Big Foot will walk through that door
at any moment.
And gave me a big hug hello." Nicky laughed
But you've to admit ever since day one weird things
have been happening." Pan added
"Yah, but that still doesn't mean that some
ghost is causing it." Nicky frowned
"I guess we'll just have to wait and see."
before heading out to meet Nicky
When Vicky came running in
"Hey guys, I couldn't stop thinking what Pan,
told us yesterday. So, I googled it."
She began telling them
"And what did you find out?" Tommy asked.
and handed it over to him
But it wasn't the owner it was one of its ushers
who hung themselves."
Cookie said after she and the others quickly read
the article she printed out
"Yah, it's so sad how the owner paid the newspapers,
and others to keep all of this a big secret
Because he didn't want any more legal problems."
what's happening now?"
nothing but I've a funny feeling that there's
a connection between the two
The question we've to figure out is what."
Vicky answered him
It was obvious that she was very upset
"What's the matter, Nicky?" Cookie asked her
"Its Ms. Honey wort,
she's thinking about concealing the play."
Oh wow, why? They all wanted to know
"This morning when she and Roger arrived.
They found half of our background scenery
They looked like they had a paintball fight and lost
with whoever did it." Nicky began
"I swear if I didn't know Pan, as well as I do.
I'd think that it was him behind all these stupid pranks."
"Gee, I'm flattered that you think of me so highly!"
A voice from behind them cried out
big grin on his face
"I'm sorry Pan,
I'm just upset we've worked so hard getting ready.
And now it looks like all our hard work was
for nothing." Nicky sobbed
A little birdy just finished telling me that the tickets sales
are going through the roof
"So, I highly doubt that neither Ms. Honey wort nor
the new owner is going to be concealing anything."
"Great job, and guess what?"
Ms. Honey wort told them once they all gathered
back in the break room for lunch
"I spoke with the new owner.
he was so impressed with the play and informed me
that he wants us to perform another one
that's great they all smiled all except for Roger,
who suddenly got up from his chair
and walked away with a big frown on his face
Tommy whispered over to them
"I know, he's been acting kina of strange lately.
I wonder what's going on with him?"
Vicky whispered back
the biggest smile on her face
"Wow, aren't we happy?" Cookie teased
"Beyond since, I just busted Roger's little secret.
He never wrote the play."
Vicky proudly answered her
I was telling my cousin about the play.
When she told me that Roger's play sounded a lot
one her friend was supposed to be in a few
written by Jay Bluestone." Vicky began
Vicky's smile grew wider
"The kid who hung himself."
"According to my cousin, Jay;
worked as the usher at the old Havens theater.
but he loved the theater so much that he came
up with the idea on how to save it
"He believed that if they besides showing movies,
start putting on plays it would save the theater."
Vicky started to explain
" I don't know what happened or what happened that made
him turn nutty.
but we all know that it didn't turn out how
Jay hoped it would." She added
"Yah, but how did Roger get ahold of his play?"
Sammy asked frowning
"I guess there's only one way to find out.
let's go ask him."
Cookie answered him shrugging
"Hey Roger, working hard?" Pan joked.
Roger looked up from his book and smiled
"So Roger, dude; quick question.
how hard was it to rewrite Jay's play and
make it yours?"
Pan asked smirking
in the face
"What?" I don't know what you are talking about."
Roger snorted then looked down at his book again
then why do they read exactly the same."
Nicky frowned. for a moment none of them spoke
"They should have never tried to reopen this
Jay was my brother's best friend.
he never got over what happened he blamed himself
that he never tried to stop Jay
"My parents got so scared that he'd do what Jay did.
that they locked him up in some hospital which drove
him into a deeper depression and is just
Roger began yelling
Tommy asked him
"Of course, it was pure luck when
Ms. Honeywort picked my script.
I was so sure that she'd have shut it all down when I
started pulling all those pranks." Roger growled
"And you really believe that your plan was
really going to work?"
"Sure it'd have.
if you guys didn't stick your noses in where
it didn't belong."
"I'm sure you truly believe that Roger,
why don't you come with me and we'll talk about it
some more." A soft voice from behind them said
and obviously heard their whole conversation
I sort of feel bad for him what do you think is going
to happen to him." Pan asked them
and before any of the gang could reply
"It's so sad, as soon as walked into the office Roger
started ranting and raving all over again.
On how we betrayed him; that we should've just let
him stop the theater from opening
"He just doesn't get it."
What's going to happen to him they all wanted
I left he was so out of reality yelling I guess
Ms. Honeywort called the cops and his parents."
it seems like the whole town is out there
What if I go out there and fall off the stage
Nicky said while peeking out the curtains.
"You're going to be great stop worrying.
I guess Roger, in all his plotting, forgot a major
a rule in revenge."
about a place.
you can't control what the other is going to believe
"You can tell the biggest lie or truth but it's always up
on what they want to believe." Vicky explained
I just hope that he gets all the help he needs to
get pass this. I've to really thank you guys
"I don't think none of this would be happening if you
didn't figure out what he was up to,"
Nicky told them
Nicky, you're on in five." Pan told her smiling
but it was actually all of us who helped solve this
but if you really want to reward us
"Before you go on treat us to all the popcorn and candy that
we can eat. and we'll be even."
Tommy proudly grinned
"It would be my pleasure!" Nicky laughed