30: And the Wolves They Howled Into the Night
We have arrived, it seems. What's the mission this time?
Bruce: Ehm, I have the paper here, wait: "Bring back a
Dave: A steak?
Nicko: Well, I'm a bit hungry, so there's a chance the steak
won't survive the trip back home, hehe.
Dave: You would eat a historic steak? Yuk.
Nicko: Oh, come on, you have eaten stuff on our missions before.
Not to mention the drinks.
Bruce: Actually, they meant "stake", not "steak".
Adrian: Hmm, ok, we need to find a fence or something. But
why would a stake be historical?
Bruce: No idea, but we're about to find out, probably. Let's
Steve: It's pretty dark outside. I don't see much.
Bruce: I keep telling you, Steve, you need glasses.
Steve: Huh? I don't need glasses, my eyes are fine.
Bruce: You're squinting ...
Steve: Yes, it's dark, so I'm squinting to see better.
Janick: There's a horse-drawn carriage approaching. Maybe the
driver can point us the way to a village.
Adrian: You know, this whole situation reminds me of something
Dave: I think it's creepy here.
Bruce: The carriage is stopping. I'll pop in a pill and ask.
Steve: Be careful, Bruce.
Bruce: Yeah, yeah, don't worry. What harm is there in asking
the way? Hello, ho, you there! We're looking for a nearby village,
where we can turn in for the night.
Coachman: There's one not far away.
Bruce: Would you mind bringing us there?
Adrian: I have a bad feeling getting into that coach. I have
Coachman: Sure. Get in.
Bruce: Come on, H, he seems friendly.
Adrian: You think so? I think he looks dangerous. Like a thug
or something. The raspy voice, the muffled face.
Bruce: It's cold here, that's why he is all wrapped up.
Steve: Ok, let's get in. We need to get to some sort of civilization
if we want to find stakes.
Nicko: And I'm hungry, so we better look for a tavern.
Dave: I wonder why it is so dark. Usually we do our missions
Adrian: This all reminds me of something. I wish I knew what
Janick: You have been here before?
Adrian: No, I don't think so, but I have the uncanny feeling
that I know this situation. The scenery. The dark forest, the hills
Bruce: See over there? We're approaching a village. Back to
safety, back to civilisation. No need to worry.
Coachman: Get out here.
Nicko: He isn't too friendly, methinks.
Steve: Never mind that bloke, let's get out and find that stake.
Nicko: Pretty picturesque village. Nice footage.
Steve: Can you even film in this darkness?
Nicko: I have nightview on my camera, no worries.
Janick: Maybe we should first find out where we are?
Coachman: Maybe you shouldn't. Ho!
Steve: Hey, wait, there's still people in the coach! Damn.
Where the hell is he driving now? Bruce, Dave, H ... And once again
we have split up, I hate that. Why didn't they get out while the coach
stood still? We have to find them.
Janick: Strangely enough, this situation also reminds me of
Nicko: We can ask in the village what the next stop for the
coach is. Then we'll find them. No need to worry now. It looks like
a harmless enough hamlet.
Bruce: Ouch! Hey, Dave, can you please get off my lap?
Dave: Sorry, I fell when the coach started moving again.
Bruce: That guy drives as if the devil was behind him. Hey,
coachman, we're still in here! Can you hear me?
Dave: The rattling is too loud.
Adrian: Oh damn, I think I know what this reminds me of!
Bruce: You think maybe we should try and jump out?
Dave: Better not, might be dangerous. And we're in a forest,
we might get lost.
Bruce: Yeah, we better get out in the next village.
Adrian: Or at the castle ...
Dave: What castle? What do you mean?
Adrian: This whole scenery reminds me of a movie ...
Dave: Which one?
Maybe I have seen it too.
Adrian: Yeah, you have. I hope I'm wrong here, but think about
it: the dark forest, the full moon, an eerie coachman, driving toward
a castle like hell ... doesn't that remind you of ...
Bruce: Fuck! Dracula!
I thought that was only a movie.
Bruce: Well, the real count existed. Come to think of it, this
area looks a bit like Transsylvania.
Dave: But vampires don't exist, do they?
Adrian: No, probably not. Although you never know. I thought
Santa didn't exist either.
Bruce: That Santa experience really seems like a dream to me
Adrian: Yeah, but it was a nice dream. And this one will turn
out a nightmare, if my gut feeling is right.
Dave: And we don't even have garlic or a cross to protect ourselves.
Bruce: I don't think garlic will help you here.
Dave: Maybe jumping out of a moving coach isn't such a bad
idea after all.
Adrian: We better prepare. What do we know about Dracula?
Bruce: I did a song about him. My first recorded song ever.
Nice memories, come to think of it. My name is Draculaahaa...
Adrian: Please, Bruce, don't sing now. Especially not this
wolf-howling. It doesn't help the situation.
Bruce: Ok, no howling, sure. Instead: Brainstorming. What else
do we know about the bloke?
Dave: He bites people.
Bruce: Honestly, I think that's only a legend.
Dave: There's always a grain of truth in every legend.
Bruce: Well, then let's hope the biting thingy is not that
Adrian: Oh damn. Why are we always cut off from the others
when we get into trouble?
Steve: And why didn't they just jump out of the coach?
Janick: It was too fast. They could have hurt themselves really
Steve: So what? Now we have to find them. And we could even
get more hurt in the process. Splitting up is never a good idea. Fuck.
Janick: It wasn't really their fault that the coach just left
Steve: Are you sure? What if Bruce told the driver to go on?
To go sightseeing?
Janick: Not even Bruce would do such a thing ...
Nicko: Well, there is a tavern. Let's find out where we are.
Steve: All right. What else can we do?
Nicko: Wo-ho! Plenty of people in here. Good, good.
Janick: They're looking strangely at us, though.
Steve: Probably not used to strangers. It's pretty cut-off
here in the forest.
Nicko: People always look strangely at us when we enter a bar.
Remember Billy the Kid?
Janick: Don't remind me of that lunatic. He gave me some bruised
Nicko: And me a shot in the thigh.
That was adventure if ever there was any. Ok, let's mingle with the
crowd. Ehem, hello guys. We just arrived by coach.
Barman: By coach? There is no coach-service here.
Steve: Oh, how come we did arrive here by coach then?
Barman: I don't know, you tell me.
Steve: Hey, mister, I really need to know where that coach
is headed. Our friends are still in there.
Barman: Why didn't they get out?
Steve: Does it matter? Where did they go?
Barmaid: Probably to the castle. May God be with them.
Janick: There is a castle nearby?
Barmaid: Yes, the forest clears after some two miles. From
there you can see the castle. But you don't want to go there by night.
Nicko: Why, are there vampires and werewolves around? Hehe.
Steve: Oh no!
Janick: You don't think ...?
Barmaid: Don't talk lightly about such things, stranger. And
don't go near the castle tonight.
Barman: You can stay upstairs in the guestroom, if you like.
Steve: No, we're not gonna sleep while our friends might be
Barmaid: You don't want to cross the forest after dark, do
Steve: Just point the way, alright? We're not asking any of
you heroes to come with us.
Barmaid: I implore you, stay.
Nicko: Now I know what creepy feeling Adrian was having all
along. He probably thought about the movie.
Janick: Damn, that would also explain what stake BBC wants
Steve: All right, we have no time to lose.
Bruce: The coach has stopped again.
Dave: Is that good or bad?
Adrian: Bad. There is the castle. Damn. I really hoped I was
wrong on this one.
Bruce: And we don't even have Nicko's camera to film all this.
BBC will be furious.
Adrian: I think BBC is the least of our worries.
Coachman: What are you still doing in there?
Bruce: Eh, hi again. You were kinda inna rush, so we didn't
have time to get out in the village.
Coachman: Too bad for you.
Bruce: You wouldn't be heading back to the village tonight,
by any chance?
Bruce: Thought so. Well in that case, we'll just walk. It wasn't
too far. See ya.
Vlad: Good evening, gentlemen. Visitors to my humble abode,
I'm most delighted. Who did you bring, coachman?
Coachman: They were lost in the forest, I took them to the
village. They forgot to get out.
Dave: Is that ... ?
Vlad: I am Vlad, Count Dracul. And who are you?
Bruce: We come from afar. We are here on business.
Vlad: Interesting. You have to tell me all about it. Please,
be my guests tonight. We'll have dinner shortly.
Dave: I know that part. He's gonna feast on
Bruce: I seriously don't think the guy is a
vampire. That was only a myth. Invented by Mr Stoker.
Dave: Stoker? Stake? - I want to go home!
Bruce: We will. Soon. Right after dinner. Let's tuck in, first.
Adrian: Still, Dave has a point, we should be careful. That
Vlad guy had a creepy kind of hospitality.
Dave: You think 'Arry, Jan and Nick will come and get us?
Bruce: They probably have found out by now where we are, and
knowing 'Arry, yes, he will definitely be planning something to get
us out of here, and then I will get a bollocking again. As always.
He will blame me for not getting out of that coach. Never
mind that I sat wedged in between you two.
Janick: Do you really think it was a good idea to walk through
the forest by night?
Steve: It's not that late yet.
Janick: But it's already dark.
Nicko: You don't honestly believe in werewolves, do you?
Janick: No, but real wolves can be a real problem.
Steve: The girl gave us all a knife, so we can defend ourselves.
And we have the lantern.
Janick: She also gave us a cross. Do you really think that
Steve: No, of course I don't believe in vampires, but the folks
around here seem to be pretty superstitious.
Nicko: Anyway, I don't think that Count Dracula was too nice
a person, even if he wasn't actually a vampire.
Steve: Exactly. And that's why we have to get Dave, H and Bruce
out of there as quick as possible. I hope they had the sense to get
back on the path.
Janick: Yes, then we should meet them half-way.
Steve: But knowing Bruce, he probably wants to play tourist
Nicko: Shhh, did you hear that?
Janick: That was an owl hooting.
Nicko: Are you sure?
Steve: Just keep walking. Two miles is not that far.
Janick: In pitch-darkness it is.
Vlad: Your rooms will be prepared this instant. Please, make
yourself comfortable. Wine?
Bruce: Yes, why not? Thanks.
Dave: Are you sure this is red wine and not something else?
Bruce: Don't be silly, of course it's wine. Woooah, have a
lookie: a real coat of arms. Is that a dragon?
Vlad: Yes, it's the family coat of arms. Hence the name: Vlad
Bruce: Dracul - Romanian for dragon. Yes, that makes sense,
of course. I always thought your family name was Tepes or something.
Vlad: Where did you hear that?
Bruce: Ehm, I could have been mistaken of course.
Vlad: Forgive me for shouting at you. But people talk a lot
around here. The powerful are not always the most loved ones.
Adrian: No wonder.
Vlad: We will talk about this later. My manservant will bring
you to your rooms. You can rest a bit before dinner.
Manservant: Here is your room.
Bruce: Can I ask you something? Is your name Igor?
Manservant: No. Enjoy your stay.
Bruce: Ok, just asking. Thanks. See you later ... Unfriendly
Dave: Why would he be called Igor?
Bruce: Like the Uberwald-Igors?
Bruce: You have never read Pratchett, have you?
Bruce: Thought so.
Adrian: Ok, what's the plan?
Bruce: Do we need a plan?
Adrian: Honestly, yes I think so. Look, the best thing would
have been to quietly creep out of the coach and head back the way
we were coming. It wasn't that far. Couldn't have been more than two
miles or so.
Bruce: Two miles through pitch-darkness. Never mind Darkness
Be My Friend. Anything could happen in a forest, darkly.
Dave: Well, anything could happen here, and worse.
Adrian: I'm sure, Steve, Nick and Jan are crossing the forest
right now to come and get us.
Bruce: Nah, not even 'Arry will run around in the forest after
Steve: It's not a wolf, it's smaller than that. Let's move
Janick: Luckily there is only one road. I'm sure we have already
walked more than two miles.
Nicko: In the dark, distances always seem longer.
Steve: Ok, we need a plan for when we get to the castle. First
of all, we have to check out where they're at, and whether they are
Janick: You think they might have been thrown in a dungeon
Steve: That's the worst case scenario. Let's not hope for that.
Nicko: Well, people around here honour hospitality, I think.
Maybe they're all sitting at a table.
Janick: Talking tall and drinking wine?
Steve: Look, for once that I don't have Bruce with me and now
you two start quoting songs. Stop it please, I'm nervous enough as
Janick: Sorry, but Nicko is right. Maybe the Count invited
them for dinner.
Steve: Nicko is hungry, that's why he can only think about
Nicko: Maybe we had to find a "steak" after all.
Steve: Hmm. Actually the thing about the stake worries me a
bit. According to legend, you have to thrust a stake through a vampire's
heart to kill him.
Janick: I don't suppose BBC really believes we will fight vampires
Steve: I wouldn't put it beneath them.
But I hope it won't come to that. Let's not be superstitious. Vampires
Nicko: We'll find out soon. Up there is the castle.
Dave: In the movie, the guy had these really hot birds in the
Adrian: Yeah, and they were all vampires, so let's hope he
doesn't have them here.
Dave: Oops, you're right.
Adrian: Honestly, I don't think that the Count is a real vampire.
That myth only came up later.
Dave: Do you know why?
Adrian: Yes, actually I do. They called him Vlad the Impaler.
Bruce: Isn't that a bit perverted? Hehe.
Adrian: Bruce, not everybody thinks about sexual connotations
Dave: I did.
Bruce: Ah, see? No, of course I know why he was called the
Impaler: His enemies were killed by being impaled on a large pole.
Actually, the name "Tepes" means Impaler.
Dave: No wonder he became angry when you called him that. You
shouldn't have said that.
Bruce: Yes, I know, my mouth opens before my brain has time
to think. Bad habit of me.
Adrian: Impaled ...
Dave: That's gruesome.
Bruce: Yes, very blood-thirsty, hence the legend.
Adrian: Impaled on a stake ...
Bruce: Yes. Oh-oh. The "historical stake".
Adrian: Correct. Damn.
Dave: You think we need to find one of his stakes where he
kills people with?
Bruce: Is that correct English?
Dave: I don't care, I'm nervous.
Adrian: Fuck, how should we do that? Even if we found one,
we cannot run off fast enough with a large stake, in case they give
Bruce: Shut up, Igor is coming back.
Manservant: Dinner is ready. Follow me.
Janick: Pretty steep hill we have to climb. It's still farther
than I thought.
Nicko: But the view of the castle is excellent. I'm gonna film
around a bit. ... Oh-oh.
Steve: What? Each time you say oh-oh, I fear the worst.
Nicko: Well, I just saw something very ugly.
Janick: Something dangerous?
Nicko: Not any more, by the looks of it. Look down there, in
the field. Dracul's enemies, I suppose.
Steve: Oh damn. Now I know why he got the name "the Impaler".
Janick: Man's inhumanity to man. There must be hundreds of
them. What a gruesome way to die.
Steve: And three of my bandmates are currently in that psychopath's
Nicko: These are stakes, right? Don't you think that was what
BBC wanted us to get?
Janick: You're not seriously considering taking a body from
the stake and bringing the bloody thing home with us, do you?
Nicko: Maybe there are some spare ones lying around in the
field. We could have a look around later.
Steve: Right, but first we'll check out whether we have to
help the others.
Janick: The gates are open. Might be a good sign.
Steve: Let's be careful nevertheless. Nicko, can you zoom in
on a room and check if you see them?
Nicko: Sure. Let's see what's happening inside...
Vlad: Ah, my guests have arrived. Please sit down. Dinner will
be served. Wine?
Adrian: Is he trying to make us drunk?
Dave: Probably, so that we are willing victims later on.
Vlad: Here comes the soup. Enjoy your meal.
Bruce: Looks like a normal chicken broth. I was hoping for
something more spectacular. Like a blood-soup or something.
Vlad: Ah, I see you heard the rumours. Well, they are true,
in this case.
Dave: Excuse me?
Vlad: Bread, dipped in the blood of your victims. Not only
is it very refreshing and invigorating. It is also a mental thing.
You sense their force going into you. The ultimate power over your
enemies, draining them of their blood.
Adrian: This guy is a lunatic.
Bruce: I agree for once.
Vlad: But of course, I would not serve this to my guests.
Dave: Do you hate garlic?
Vlad: Garlic? No, of course not. Actually I like the taste
of garlic in my food.
Dave: Damn, there goes one myth.
Adrian: We don't have garlic anyway.
Dave: True, but still.
Vlad: Here comes the meat, I hope you like it rare.
Bruce: Steak tartare. Well, it's been a while since I last
Vlad: Tuck in then.
Adrian: Now this reminds me of a scene from this Waxworks movie.
Bruce: Really? Haven't seen that one.
Adrian: You haven't missed much.
Dave: This is steak from a bull, right?
Vlad: Of course, did you think I would eat humans?
Bruce: Haha, no, of course not. I hope.
Dave: I'm happy when this dinner is over. I am not really hungry.
Adrian: Me neither. I wonder what Nicko, Jan, and 'Arry are
doing right now?
Nicko: Fuck me old boots. We worry about them, we're running
through the cold, dark forest for them, and all the while they are
sitting down and having a nice meal.
Steve: They're eating?
Nicko: Yes. Happy as pie, it seems. And here's me being hungry
still. I should have stayed in that coach as well.
Steve: Hm, I don't trust the peace. Who knows what will happen
Janick: Anyway, we found the stakes, so maybe we should tell
them we're here, finish the mission and go home?
Steve: Yes, I try to creep nearer to the window and get their
Nicko: Make sure nobody sees you.
Steve: I'll do my best.
Janick: Meanwhile, Nick and me will get a spare stake. That
way, we can leave immediately.
Steve: Yes, that's a good idea. But be careful.
Nicko: Sure, see ya later.
Vlad: I hope you liked the fruit.
Bruce: It was excellent.
Dave: Actually that was the only thing I liked
about that dinner.
Vlad: Will you follow me to the salon? We can have another
glass of wine, before we lie down for the night.
Dave: You actually sleep during the night?
Vlad: Of course. The night is for sleeping, the day for working.
Dave: I just thought. Daylight and all ...
Adrian: He is not a vampire, so stop making
insinuations all the time. This is suspicious.
Dave: Sorry. Watch closely, he will pass by a mirror soon.
Let's see if he has a mirror-image.
Bruce: Of course he does. Davey, stop being paranoid. See,
he even has a shadow.
Dave: Amazing. But still, that doesn't mean he is not a vampire.
If you look carefully, you will not find one single cross in the entire
Adrian: So what, I don't have a cross at home either. That
doesn't mean that I'm a vampire.
Janick: Pooh, this place gives me the creeps.
Nicko: Me too. So many dead people. Sorry, but I'm not filming
this. It's really too gruesome.
Janick: I hate to say it, but bloodthirsty BBC would probably
love to have this battlefield on tape.
Nicko: Well, for once I don't care. There is a thing called
decency. Too bad for them.
Janick: You're right. There are some unused stakes lying over
Nicko: Yes, they look a bit smaller than the others. They were
probably not the right size to kill.
Janick: We should take one of these. At least there is no blood
or offal on them.
Nicko: Yes, you're right. And it's not too big. Let's try if
we can lift it.
Janick: Pooh, they're pretty heavy. Ok, I have it now, can
Nicko: Yes, just walk carefully up that hill. And let's make
Janick: I hope the others won't be in trouble. When I see what
this guy is capable of ...
Bruce: Did you see that?
Bruce: There was a shadow outside the window. Something is
Adrian: Something? More likely: someone.
Bruce: You never know.
Dave: Stop scaring me.
Bruce: There it was again. The left window.
Adrian: Could be one of the manservants.
Vlad: What is that commotion outside?
Bruce: Oh, you saw it as well?
Vlad: Servant, go and find out why the people are shouting
Adrian: I sense trouble.
Manservant: There was a man spying around in the courtyard,
looking through the windows.
Bruce: Yes, I think I saw that guy.
Vlad: Bring him in. I will question the traitor.
Manservant: Three guards had to bind him, he is really furious
and fighting like a madman.
Vlad: Well, bring him in. Let's see if he will still fight
Adrian: Oh, no!
Bruce: Shit. Why is he alone?
Guard: Stop struggling!
Steve: Leave me be, you damn bullies! Fuck!
Nicko: Can you still hold the stake?
Janick: Pooh, yes, but I hope we're up on the main road soon.
Feels like my arm is falling off.
Nicko: Only a few more yards. I see the road already. ... Here
we are. Pooh, we did it.
Janick: Well, someone else can carry that stake to the TM.
We have done enough for tonight.
Nicko: Hmm, they haven't arrived yet. I hope there's nothing
Janick: What do you think? Should we go have a look?
Nicko: If they're not here in five minutes, we should indeed.
Vlad: Speak up! You are a spy, right?
Steve: What? No! I'm not the one here killing people just for
Vlad: What does that mean?
Bruce: Ehem, sorry, I think there has been a bit of a mistake
Vlad: A mistake?
Adrian: Yes, actually, we know this man. He's not a spy.
Dave: He is our friend.
Vlad: So, how come he was spying around the castle?
Steve: I wasn't spying around. I was looking for my friends.
Making sure they are safe.
Vlad: How laudable. Why did you think they would be in any
Steve: Well, seeing what you did to the others ...
Bruce: Ehhh, we are ok, Steve, no worries. We had a nice cosy
dinner with our host here. But actually, it's good that you come pick
us up. We need to go, I suppose?
Steve: Yes, that's why I came here. Everything is ready, we
Adrian: Glad to hear that.
Vlad: You are my guests for tonight. Forgive me that my guards
bound you in chains. ... Unbind this man immediately, he is a guest
Steve: Oh no, sorry, we cannot linger any longer.
Bruce: Pressing business, you see.
Adrian: Ultra-urgent. Gotta get back to London.
Vlad: You remind me of a very fine gentleman - he was based
in the British capital as well ... But it is dangerous to travel by
night. I insist you stay.
Dave: Damn, that guy wants to suck us dry,
I simply know it.
Bruce: Let's not contradict him. Just pretend,
ok? We shouldn't raise a fuss.
Steve: All right, we accept the invitation. Can we go to bed
Vlad: The servant will bring you to your rooms. Good night
then. I will retire as well.
Manservant: Follow me.
Dave: So, where are Jan and Nicko?
Steve: They went back down the road. They are organizing the
Bruce: You found a stake? That's good.
Steve: I found more than I wished for. That sight will haunt
my sleepless nights for the rest of my life.
Bruce: New inspiration for a song maybe? Lyrics to Transsylvania?
Steve: It's not funny, Bruce.
Bruce: No, I suppose it's not. Sorry.
Adrian: Shit. We're locked in. That damn Igor has locked us
Steve: He's called Igor? Now if that isn't a cliché.
Bruce: Actually I only called him Igor. We don't know his real
name. He's not too talkative.
Dave: I know that part. He will come for us in the night and
suck us dry.
Bruce: It's four against one, we should be able to deal with
Dave: What about the ladies in the cellar?
Steve: What ladies in the cellar?
Adrian: Nevermind. Here's a window. It's not locked.
Dave: It's not that high. We can climb out of here. Anything
is better than staying and being sucked dry by a busty, lascivious
Bruce: Please, Dave, stop mentioning this dry-sucking business
all the time. It makes me nervous.
Steve: Climbing out of a window makes me nervous.
Bruce: We're on the first floor. Even you can manage that,
Steve. Just don't look down.
Steve: Well, if it's the only way out ... All right. Who goes
Dave: I will. I need to get out of here as soon as possible.
Bruce: Make sure nobody sees or hears you.
Adrian: We can climb down that vine.
Steve: What if it breaks?
Dave: Better that then ... something else. See ya down there,
Adrian: Ok, I go next. Seems like the vine is holding the weight.
Bruce: Now you, 'Arry.
Steve: Why me?
Bruce: I'm not going to leave you behind. Down you go.
Steve: You don't know what acrophobia is.
Bruce: Yes, I know it, that's why I want you to go first. Come
on, you won't fall. Get a steady grip on the vine, and all will go
smoothly. If you fall, you fall on Adrian, that's a soft landing.
Adrian: I heard that, Bruce.
Steve: Ok, I go. Damn, why do I always have to climb down from
Nicko: I'm starting to worry. I cannot even see them with me
Janick: Maybe one of us should have a look and the other stays
here, in case they arrive in the meantime?
Nicko: No, we shouldn't split up again. That's not a good idea.
Janick: Look, there is only one road to the castle. They have
to meet us if they come down.
Nicko: Let's both go.
Janick: It wasn't that far. See, there is the front gate already.
Nicko: Still open, luckily.
Janick: Nevertheless we should be careful. Steve would already
have been back if there wasn't trouble.
Nicko: Actually, if I'm not mistaken, Steve is climbing out
of a window to the right.
Janick: What? Now that's a thing I don't believe.
Nicko: Look over there.
Janick: You're right. What the hell are they doing?
Nicko: Let's go and help them.
Janick: But quietly. If Steve is agreeing to climb out of a
window, there must be trouble.
Adrian: Well, done, 'Arry. See, you made it safely to the ground
Steve: Pooh, it wasn't even as bad as I feared.
Dave: Ah there are Jan and Nicko.
Janick: So, is there any trouble?
Steve: Why didn't you stay on the road?
Nicko: Well, we thought you might need a hand. There was only
one road, so we were sure not to miss you ...
Steve: Do you have the stake?
Janick: Yes, but it's really a heavy thing.
Nicko: We cannot run away with it, in case that's what we need
Adrian: Let's hope not. Once Bruce is down, we'll just leave.
Bruce: Here I am. We can go now. Ah, I see Maiden is together
again. Where's the stake?
Nicko: We left it down the road.
Dave: It's over two miles back through the forest.
Steve: And then we're only in the village. That's not where
the TM was.
Adrian: Two more miles still, at least.
Janick: No way we can carry the stake that far.
Bruce: I have an idea. You go and get the stake. Be prepared
for a swift departure.
Steve: Where are you going? Why will he never stay with us?
What has he planned now? Adrian, you go after him. Make sure he doesn't
get into trouble. We will wait down the road.
Adrian: Ok. See you later.
Nicko: Alright, here is the stake. And we didn't even take
the largest one.
Dave: Watch out, there's a bat flying. That's probably him.
Janick: I think the bat-part is a only myth.
Dave: You never know.
Steve: Damn, I hear the coach rattling down. They probably
found Bruce and H. And now they're looking for us.
Dave: I told you it was the bat. And now he knows where we
Janick: Let's hide, quick. Oh, no, wait ... it's Bruce and
Bruce: Hehe, come on guys.
Dave: You nicked their coach?
Adrian: We "borrowed" it, yes. Get that stake in,
Bruce: Yes, because they kinda heard us. And I suppose they
will follow us soon.
Steve: Great. Was that your ingenious idea?
Bruce: Well, we will be much quicker at the TM like that.
Steve: Or not at all, if the guards get to us earlier.
Bruce: We're quicker with a coach.
Steve: A coach with six people and a heavy stake is slower
than riders on horseback, believe me.
Bruce: Yes, we thought about that as well, hehe.
Adrian: That's why we first freed the horses from the stable.
There's gonna be chaos up at the castle right now, hah.
Nicko: Well, done, I must say.
Janick: Still, we better hurry.
Bruce: Sure, as soon as you're in, I'm off like a shot.
Dave: Can you steer a coach?
Bruce: Never done it before, but I'll try. Can't be more difficult
than an airplane.
Adrian: We just crossed the village. Everything all right in
Dave: Yes, we're fine.
Nicko: A bit bumpy though.
Steve: Can you see whether we are being followed?
Adrian: Ehm ... wait ... no, sorry, I can't see a thing. It's
Steve: Hm. Bruce, do you have to take every turn at maximum
Bruce: Yes, I want to get us out of here as quick as possible.
Nicko: Be careful that the coach doesn't slip and fall to the
Adrian: I can see the TM. We're there guys. We made it.
Bruce: How do I stop the horses?
Adrian: Oh, fuck, hey, stop! Brrrrr!! Pull the reins, Bruce,
pull back. Shhhh, calm down.
Bruce: Pooh. Ehem, ok. It's easier to make them run than to
make them stop. Ok, everybody out from the back.
Nicko: Let's get the stake out.
Steve: Hurry! I think I hear horses approaching.
Dave: Damn. Come on guys. Get that stake in. At least get yourselves
Janick: Ok, let's heave it up on the count of three: one ...
two ... three. Argh!
Bruce: It's in. Fuck, 'Arry is right, there are horses approaching.
Steve: Get in, all of you. And someone push the button.
Nicko: Not a good moment for the TM to break down now.
Dave: Don't say such a thing.
Adrian: Nope, we're off. It worked.
Janick: We did it. We really made it out of there alive. In
the nick of time.
Dave: And none of us got bitten by the vampire.
Steve: Ok, guys, now that we are all safely on the road to
our own time, Bruce, can you please tell me one thing?
Bruce: Yes, what is it?
Steve: Why the fuck did you stay in that coach when we got
out in the village?