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"Allegro As-Saye" is a new episode of Pencil 2.O, and until recently, there has been neither number nor date associated. In this episode, the Schreibers join a family-themed game show, while Saye must pass an elite school entrance exam (as announced on the recent blog post)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013[edit | edit source]

Living room[edit source]

  • Pencil: ♫ La la la... ding dang dong... this is me public domain 'ummin' song. ♫

[The older kids, Saye and Sio, return home, except for Javier, who is at the library. Saye is excited for some reason.]

  • Saye: Mum, Mum, Mum!
  • Pencil: Wot, wot, wot?
  • Saye: I have some big news.
  • Pencil: This'd better not be h'another meetin'.
  • Saye: No, it's better! I—
  • Sio: Saye might be accepted into the ASSAI Academy after her friend was!
  • Saye: Aye, that's about what I was going to say. Go to your room!

[Exit Sio, laughing.]

  • Pencil: Oi, oi, wait a second, wait a secon'!
  • Saye: Yeah, Mum?
  • Pencil: Can someone tell me wot'n'ale this ASSAI H'academy's to be?
  • Saye: It's this really fancy private school in Nairobi Heights!
  • Pencil: [interested] Ah, Nairobi 'Eights? 'A'e they got links ter any Catholic churches?
  • Saye: Wait, aren't we Jewish?
  • Pencil: Depends on whether I am.
  • Saye: Oh, I see. Huh? Anyway, I have no idea what goes on in that school, but I want in.
  • Pencil: We'll 'a'e to see h'until yer father comes 'ome.
  • Saye: Where is he, anyway? He has no job!

[Enter Pen, who opens the door at the perfect time. He is carrying a stack of papers.]

  • Pen: Daddy's home!
  • Pencil: Don' e'er use those words around anybody, e'er!
  • Pen: Hey, babe. [He and Pencil kiss.]
  • Pencil: Wot's all those papers fer?
  • Pen: Y'know—
  • Saye: Dad, Dad, I've just become interested in applying to ASSAI!
  • Pen: That's interesting—Kids, come over here, with dispatch!

[All of the other children enter the room. A. R. I.]

  • Ximena: Yeah?
  • Qalam-Rassas: What goes on, father?
  • Salvador: What's with the papers; they make you look like you're employed.
  • Pen: You small ladies and gentlemen, I have just signed all eleven of us up to the greatest game show in Kenyan history, Clash of Sects!
  • Yaretzi: Clash of Sects is the greatest show ever!
  • Pencil: An' a double entendre on top o' thet.

[Everyone is excited and speaks at once.]

  • Saye: [trying to shout over the other voices] Omg, it is possibly one of the most expensive private schools in the country—and that is because literally no one in my classes have heard about that, trust me; I've asked around the whole wide world because I was voted MISS CONGENIALITY!
  • Pencil: Oi, oi, wait a secon'!

[Everyone goes silent.]

  • Pencil: I thought we'd a distrust fer bein' on bad television. Remember BFDI, h'anyone?
  • Citlali: You mean that ray of sunshine, which might as well be the only reason I have a role in the popularity opera that is school?
  • Pen: But this is different! We won't be playing people who we're not; we'll be ourselves! And you love watching Clash of Sects when we do the thing with the sugar.
  • Pencil: Oh, h'I suppose... oh h'o h'o, y'know 'ow much I do love thet sugar.

[Everyone goes silent again.]

  • Pencil: Wot'r'ee lookin' at? Scram, y'lot!

[Exeunt omnes, running in different directions—Saye sulks and walks to her room slowly.]

Girls' room[edit source]

  • Yaretzi: Aw, what's wrong?
  • Saye: Oh bother, it's not like it's about you.
  • Ximena: Have you got a crush?

[Saye says nothing.]

  • Ximena: She has a crush.

[Ximena and Yaretzi squeal in excitement.]

  • Yaretzi: Is he an... older guy?
  • Ximena: Or is he young, but, like, so smart?
  • Zorah: I bet he's one of those magical people who study at ASSAI.

[Saye gets up.]

  • Saye: Oi, what've you just said about ASSAI?
  • Zorah: I've been selling some mixes I got on the Internet, and a lot of customers come from ASSAI.
  • Saye: Really? Are they my age? Because I've got a friend—
  • Zorah: Oh, they're all interesting people. I can't say any more about it, though, or else the robots are going to kick me out of the website again.
  • Saye: Ora, that's just one of Sio's stupid inventions. There's no way your mobile phones have got a chance of ever listening to you, right?


  • Zorah: Whatever.
  • Yaretzi: What is going on, anyway?
  • Saye: [sigh] I've wanted to apply to that school, but no one wants to listen to me!
  • Zorah: Oh

Notes[edit source]

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