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MERRYWEATHER
I never baked a fancy cake.
FLORA
Oh, you won't have to, dear.
FAUNA
I'm going to bake the cake!
MERRYWEATHER
You?
FLORA
Oh, she's always wanted to, dear, and this is her last chance.
MERRYWEATHER
[doubtfully] Well...
FAUNA
I'm going to make it 15 layers with pink and blue forget-me-nots.
FAUNA
And *I'm* making the dress.
MERRYWEATHER
But you can't sew, and she's never cooked.
FLORA
Oh, it's simple.
FAUNA
All you do is follow the book!
FLORA
[putting Merryweather on a stool] Up here, dear. You can be the dummy.
MERRYWEATHER
Well, I still say we oughta use magic.
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FAUNA
Now, yeast, one tsp. Tsp?
MERRYWEATHER
One teaspoon.
FAUNA
One teaspoon, of course!
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FLORA, MERRYWEATHER, FAUNA
Maleficent!
MERRYWEATHER
She's got Prince Phillip!
FLORA
At the Forbidden Mountain!
FAUNA
[nervously] But we can't... we can't go there.
FLORA
We can. And we must!
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FAUNA
Well, what do you think of it?
FLORA
Why, it... it's a very unusual cake, isn't it?
FAUNA
Yes... of course, it will be much stiffer after it's baked.
FLORA
Of course, dear. Well, what do you think of the dress?
FAUNA
Well, uh, it's... it isn't exactly the way it is in the book, is it...
FLORA
Oh, I improved it. But perhaps if I added a few more ruffles... eh, what do you think?
FAUNA
Um, I think so. What do you think, Merryweather?
MERRYWEATHER
I think we've had enough of this nonsense! I think we ought to think of Rose, and what *she'll* think of this mess!
MERRYWEATHER
And I still think what I thunk before: I'm going to get those wands.
FAUNA
You know, I think she's right.
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FAUNA
[nervously] But we can't... we can't go there.
FLORA
Yes we can, and we must!
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FLORA
Bolt the door, Merryweather. Fauna, pull the drapes. [to Aurora] And now, dear, if you'll just sit here. This one last gift, dear child, for thee, the symbol of thy royalty: a crown to wear in grace and beauty, as is thy right and royal duty.
FAUNA
Now, dear--
FLORA
Come. Let her have a few moments alone.
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FLORA
I'll turn her into a flower.
MERRYWEATHER
Maleficent?
FLORA
[chuckles] No, no, dear. The princess.
FAUNA
Oh, she'd make a lovely flower.
FLORA
Don't you see? A flower can't prick its finger.
MERRYWEATHER
It hasn't any.
FAUNA
That's right.
FLORA
She'll be perfectly safe.
MERRYWEATHER
Until Maleficent sends a frost.
FLORA
[laughs, then stops abruptly] Yes... oh dear.
FAUNA
She always ruins your nicest flowers.
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FLORA
I'll turn her into a flower.
MERRYWEATHER
Maleficent?
FLORA
Oh, no, dear. The princess.
FAUNA
Oh, she'd make a lovely flower.
FLORA
Don't you see? A flower can't prick its finger.
MERRYWEATHER
It hasn't any.
FAUNA
That's right.
FLORA
She'll be perfectly safe.
MERRYWEATHER
Until Maleficent sends a frost.
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FLORA
You're right. And she'll be expecting us to do something like that.
MERRYWEATHER
Oh! Well, what won't she expect? She knows everything.
FAUNA
Oh, but she doesn't, dear. Maleficent doesn't know anything about love, or kindness or the joy of helping others. You know, sometimes I don't think she's really very happy.
FLORA
That's it! Of course. It's the only thing she can't understand and won't expect. Now, now, now, we'll have to plan it carefully. Let's see. The woodcutter's cottage. Yes, yes, the abandoned one. Of course, the king and queen will object. But when we explain it's the only way--
MERRYWEATHER
Explain what?
FLORA
About the three peasant women raising a foundling child, deep in the forest.
FAUNA
Oh? Oh, that's very nice of them.
MERRYWEATHER
Who are they?
FLORA
Turn around. [turns them into peasant women]
MERRYWEATHER
Eww!
FAUNA
Why, it's us!
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MERRYWEATHER
Do you really think we can?
FLORA
If humans can do it, so can we.
MERRYWEATHER
And we'd have our magic to help us.
FAUNA
That's right.
FLORA
No, no, no, no, no, no! No magic! I'll take those wands right now. Oh, better get rid of those wings, too.
MERRYWEATHER
You mean live like mortals? For sixteen years?
FLORA
Uh-huh.
MERRYWEATHER
Now, we don't know how. We've never done anything without magic.
FLORA
And that's why Maleficent will never suspect.
MERRYWEATHER
But who will cook, and sew?
FLORA
Oh, we'll all pitch in.
FAUNA
I'll take care of the baby.
FLORA
Let me have it, dear. Now, come along. We must tell Their Majesties at once.