posted 03-10-201805:30 AM
(Later... The festivities begin with a small parade, each float themed as some important event from the time Ariel was born, to the time of her death... Huge balloons were flown overhead, depicting in even greater detail the virtues of the Lost Smurfette, the first was a stork, which seemed to be flying in a rage to the float designed to look like the Blue Moon Springs (afterwards known as the Forbidden Falls) The second, was Ariel in her human form, the Smurf who designed it paid close attention to detail, it was almost identical to the way she had looked, the one blue eye, and smurfy blue patches along the left side of her face and body... Even the outfit was perfect the long dark hair and the black cloak covering her... And so on)
BRAINY: (to Tailor, Sculptor, Painter, Handy and Builder Smurf) Smurftastic... I can't believe you Smurfs did this... Thank you...
HANDY: Don't smurf it, Brainy! We're glad to do anything to help Smurf honor to Ariel's memory...
PAINTER: Oui, oui, mes amis! Ariel has been zhee best artistic inspiration we've had for some time now... She even smurfed us new techniques for our art...
SCULPTOR: She was very talented... I wouldn't be surprised if your daughter is as great as she was...
BRAINY: I don't want to try to make her feel she has to be as good as her mother was... I want her to discover her own smurfonality and talents...
BUILDER: I'll smurf to that! Smurfs to indesmurftuality!
(He raises a fist to the sky, and the other five join him)
(They all lower their fists and Brainy nervously puts a hand behind his neck)
BRAINY: If any smurf's taught us that... It would be Ariel...
(The others nod in agreement as they watch the parade trailing along slowly)
posted 03-10-201806:16 AM
(We cut to after the parade... A huge feast is set up... All of Ariel's own favorite dishes laid out in a magnificent spread... Ham and cream cheese stuffed bread rolls, lasagna, broccoli and cheese casserole, etc... All the foods that Brainy helped Baker and Chef Smurf pick out from Ariel's old cookbooks...)
GREEDY: This food is smurfalicious! *Bites into a ham and cheese roll* Are these new?
CHEF: New for us, yes... All of these are Ariel's old recipes...
BAKER: We are going to start a menu of all her dishes and serve them at the dinner hall...
GREEDY: (his mouth full of food) mmmhf goo i-yee-ah! Id'll really go ober wehw whiffa udder fmurfs....
(A Smurf sitting beside him gapes at him with a concerned expression on his face)
posted 03-11-201803:50 AM
NAT: I hear that they're all out of Ariel's old books...
SASSETTE: Really? Wow, she was a smurfy good cook!
SLOUCHY: It's really sad she's gone, though...
SNAPPY: Yeah, I'm going to miss her... ~sniff~
NAT: (also holding back a job) You're not gonna cry again, are you, Snappy?
SNAPPY: Oh? Uh, of course not! (He looks away from the others and lets a single tear roll down his cheek)
(A loud clinking noise is heard)
PAPA: (standing up at the front, facing the Smurfs, tapping a spoon on a cup) My little Smurfs... As you know, this festival is for the honor of our beloved Ariel, the Lost Smurfette... One of our bravest, smartest, most talented Smurfs in our village... Not only was she my daughter... The first time I had met her, since the smurftastrophe that resulted in her loss at birth, she had saved my life... Had it not been for her, you Smurfs would be without a Papa right now... (Brainy, Clumsy,Gutsy, Hefty, Grouchy and Smurfette nod in agreement, they had been there when it happened) And since that, she's saved all of us, many times... She vanquished Gargamel and the two wizards that tried to smurf us all, making sure that they would never do harm to any creature--great or small--ever again... And now, just last night... She foiled the plans of the ghosts of Gargamel's grandfather, Gargamel the First, and his cat, Gibbella... Winning the battle, but losing her life... She has been the savior our village was looking for for almost two centuries... But now, she is gone... If anysmurf has some parting words to say about our dear Ariel I will be happy if you could please stand up and speak...
posted 03-11-201810:52 AM
(holding Angelica, he rises to his feet)
BRAINY: Ariel was more than just a Smurf... Just like Papa said: she was the hero our village needed... Probably not the one we deserved, since at first, we tried to get her to only be one thing... When she was pretty much everything in one Smurf.... but she wasn't just a hero, either... No. She was a nurturer, too... She cared about her fellow Smurf, reached out to them and offered comfort... She was courteous, always very careful about what she said, while still making sure she said exactly what she meant... She was strong... Physically and mentally... She could lift five Smurf houses and solve complicated matters in a very intellecsmurfal manner... She was pure... The smurflings adored her... (Gestures to the young ones, who nod as tears silently pour from their eyes) Even though she was afraid to open up at first, those little ones saw her pure soul and helped her to come out of her shell... I wish I could have told her this before... But I loved her... I always will love her... She has had my my heart since the day I met her in New York... And not a single Smurf can change that... I will never love anyone else the way I loved her... (Gazes towards the tomb, making eye contact with the statue of his lost love) Ariel, if you're out there, somewhere, I want you to know that I love you and I hope that one day we will be together again in the village in the sky... ~sigh~ Thank you...
posted 03-11-201812:50 PM
(he stands beside Brainy, trying hard to keep his balance, which is only worsened by his current state of depression)
CLUMSY: Well, um... Ariel was my twin sister... And ever since I met her, I knew I had someone who believed in me... Brainy is right, Ariel was one of the best Smurfs in the world... She stood up for me whenever I was in a tight spot... She always made time to help a friend in need if they ever asked for it... She always showed respect for all creatures, Smurf or beast... And, um... (He tries to hold back a sob, but the pain is too hard to keep down, so he covers his face with both hands and cries) Ariel, I don't know if you can hear me now, but I will really miss you and I hope you're doing ok where you are, and I am so sorry this happened to you!
(Brainy puts his free hand on Clumsy's shoulder and bows his head, both Smurfs crying quietly...)
posted 03-11-201802:19 PM
PAPA: Since no one else desires to speak, I will leave you all to your festivities... Don't be too downhearted, my little Smurfs... Ariel has had a good life... But there was nothing we could have done... I'm sure she would not want you to feel sorry for her... (He walks away into his mushroom house)
(We cut to the table where Clumsy, Brainy and the other Smurfs who had been there when Ariel was first found [Gutsy, Grouchy, Smurfette, and Hefty] sit...)
SMURFETTE: (sobbing, Hefty hugging her against his chest) I-- I can't believe she's gone! She was such a good Smurf!
posted 03-11-201806:03 PM
We fade to a montage of Papa leading the Smurf orchestra, then we cut to a mama wolf and her wolf cubs looking at the moon. We pan up over to see the blue moon as a star shines upon its path.
End of "The Smurf Village Haunting".
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