[At Kate’s house, Kate is about to climb out of the window, but Magic tugs on her dress to prevent her from doing so.]
Kate: Please, Magic, let me go! Please!
Magic: [growls] Forget it! Don’t even think about it!
Kate: I said let me go!
[Kate is knocked over, startling Wallace.]
Magic: Oh, I’m sorry, Katie. I didn’t mean to hurt you.
Kate: It’s nothing; don’t worry. But you shouldn’t have pulled me by my dress. We could’ve gotten hurt!
Magic: But I had no choice! You were trying to get out the window!
Katie: But what alternative do I have? You know that my father grounded me; I’m only allowed to go out to go to school.
Wallace: It’s a big problem!
Kate: It certainly is! If I can’t even leave the house, how could I save Princess Ava? And I promised to everyone in Pocketville that I would!
Magic: And we will, I’m sure of it. But running away from home is too dangerous. If you got hurt, I would never forgive myself.
Wallace: Magic is right! And even if you did get to the Pet Buster’s house? What could you do? Risk getting into even more trouble?
Kate: [sighs] I know, you’re right. But how are we going to save the princess?
Magic: Hmm...we have to think of a plan. A really good plan, that’s all.
Wallace: Meantime, I’ll go and keep an eye on the situation. I could come and go without any problem, so I’ll go and stand guard outside the Pet Buster’s house.
Kate: Great idea! And remember, Wallace, if anything happens, come and tell us right away!
Wallace: [winks] You can bet on that.
[Wallace jumps out the window and runs off into the city. Kate closes the window.]
Magic: You’ll see, Katie. We’ll fix It sooner or later!
Kate: I really hope you’re right, Magic! I really do!
[Later, Kate is prepared for school.]
Kate: I’m ready!
[Kate walks over to her father, who is sitting on the couch.]
Kate: Morning, Dad! Are we going to school now?
Peter: Hm? But it’s still so early and...you haven’t even eaten!
Kate: I’m not hungry. I just want to get some fresh air, now that I can’t go out anymore.
Peter: Listen, Kate, I don’t enjoy punishing you anymore than you enjoy being punished, but...I don’t understand why you did what you did! What’s gotten into you?
Kate: Uh, I’m sorry, Dad, but I can’t really explain it. Please, just try and trust me, okay?
Peter: We’ll see. In the meantime, get your overnight bag prepared.
Kate: Are we going somewhere?
Peter: After school, I’m taking you to a coworker’s house; you’ll sleep there! I have to accompany a group a tourists out of town and I’ll be back tomorrow!
Kate: Oh, I see.
Peter: Hey, what’s with the long face? You’ll see, you’ll have fun! My coworker even has a daughter your age!
Kate: Well, if you say so!
Magic: [barks] (thinks: Wait a minute, Katie doesn’t go anywhere without me!)
Peter: What’s the matter with Magic?
Kate: I think he wants to come with me. Is that okay?
Peter: Sure, why not? He is your little puppy, after all!
[Kate, Magic, and Peter all arrive at Maggie’s house.]
Maggie’s mother: And this is my daughter, Maggie!
Kate: [takes off bag] Pleased to meet you!
Maggie: Nice to meet you too, Kate!
[Kate and Maggie shake hands.]
Kate: And this is my puppy, Magic!
Maggie: Oh, he’s so cute! [hugs Magic]
Magic: (thinks: Okay, okay, go easy, will you?)
Peter: Kate takes Magic everywhere. Is that okay?
Maggie’s mother: Of course! I love animals, and Magic looks like a fine little puppy.
Peter: Now, Kate, you be a good girl.
Kate: Don’t worry, Dad. [hugs Peter]
Maggie’s mother: Come on, Maggie, why don’t you show Kate your room? And you two could play!
Maggie: Follow me!
Peter: See you tomorrow, honey.