Chapter 3: A Taste of a new life Part 2
Veruca was fast asleep enjoying a good sleep when…
"Charlie!" a woman called as she shook Veruca
"What?!" awoke Charlie
"I've been calling you for over a minute. Breakfast time." Said Mrs. Bucket and she went down the ladder that lead from Charlie's room to the kitchen
"Charlie?" Veruca's thoughts echoed
"Is this some kind of bad dream?" She looked around until she saw a new looking mirror in Charlie's room she looked and saw Charlie back at her in the mirror.
"AHHHH!" she screamed
"Charlie!" screamed Mr. Bucket
"What's all the shouting? Is a bug in your room?"
"Must be a mouse" said Grandpa George
"I know I'd scream as loud as that if I saw a mouse"
"It was just a sock I thought was a mouse" Fibbed Veruca
"Well, enough dilly dally, breakfast is getting cold"
Veruca went down the latter dismayed. She not only would be missing the party her parents were having tonight as well as wearing her beautiful new dress, but she was in the house of the former poor Bucket family.
"What will we be having today?" asked Veruca
"We're having scrambled eggs" said Grandpa Joe
"It's wonderful to eat food we were never able to eat when we were poor" said Grandma Josephine "If it wasn't for your father's better job at the toothpaste factory or Mr. Wonka being nice enough to repeat his offer, We'd still be starving"
"Mr. Wonka?" said Veruca
"There goes one of those hideous fairies again!" called Grandma Georgina
She was referring to an oompa loompa that was walking past their house; it had a job to cover today in the Candy Room where the Bucket's house was
Charlie's eyes (which were now Veruca's) widened. She was in the factory of Willy Wonka's where the squirrels sent her down the garbage chute. Now unkown to the rest of the others in the factory, she had access to any room in the factory.
"Eat up, Charlie" said Mrs. Bucket as she set a plate of eggs in front of him
"Mr. Wonka will be brining you to school in…"
"The Flying Glass Elevator?!" shouted Veruca with excitement. It was the last of what Veruca saw at the factory that she wanted, but her father denied her demand.
"Yes. It must be fun to fly in such a clear box." Responded Mrs. Bucket
Veruca scarfed down her (or what would've been Charlie's) eggs and the other buckets along with the grandparents stared.
"Charlie!" exclaimed Grandpa Joe
"You'll choke. Please eat slower"
"And less of a pig!" added Grandpa George
"Pop!" said Mr. Bucket
Veruca normally ate like a lady, but she was so anxious to ride the glass elevator.
"Charlie" said Mrs. Bucket "You usually eat so polite and…"
"Oh, no big deal!" interrupted Veruca
"I'll be off to school" and she went out the door to find Willy.
"Someone's adopted a new personality." Said Grandpa George.
Veruca walked all over the candy room and on the way she picked up a lollipop to lick.
"Mr. Wonka!" shouted Veruca at the top of Charlie's lungs
"Goodness, Charlie!" said a voice
"I'm right here" Willy had been standing at the entrance to the candy room
"Hello, Sir" said Veruca
"Well, Hello to you too." Responded Willy
"C'mon." he lead Veruca to the outside and outside was the great glass elevator. Since Willy had his share of bringing to Charlie to school, he kept it outside.
"Mr. Wonka pressed a button and the doors opened and was about to enter when,
"I go first!" said Veruca barging through
"Well, aren't we a little feisty today" said Mr. Wonka. He had never seen Charlie act this way.
When Mr. Wonka entered the elevator, he was about to push a button when…
"I want to press the button!" demanded Veruca
Mr. Wonka looked at "Charlie" rather bothered by the way he was behaving but then his stern look slowly turned to a smile and said
Veruca knew that Charlie had school today, but she didn't know where his school was. She pressed a button, but instead brought her and Willy to a different direction and landed outside the candy store.
"Charlie?" said Mr. Wonka
"Have they moved school to the candy store?"
Veruca wasn't sure how to respond so she just said
"Never mind, just bring me to school!"
"Well, we best must get you to school" responded Willy
So they went in and this time they got Veruca to Charlie's school
The doors opened for Veruca to exit
"Have a good day." Said Mr. Wonka without a cheerful mood
"When I get home" said Veruca as she exited the elevator
"I want to pet the squirrels"
"The squirrels were designed for getting nuts out of shells and we've wasted enough time." Mr. Wonka departed in the elevator.
Veruca entered the school. She looked for Charlie's class. Just then a door opened
"Charlie Bucket," said Mrs. Clayner
Veruca said nothing and entered the classroom
Wyatt and A. J couldn't believe what they saw, Charlie late for class. Charlie had the best on-time attendance record at his school.
As Veruca sat at the empty seat that was Charlie's, Mrs. Clayner silenced the class.
"Well, Class" she said
"To begin class today, perhaps our star student, Charlie Bucket can explain why he arrived late."
The Class looked at the Charlie-looking Veruca
"Because I wasn't in the mood coming here." Answered Veruca
"I wanted to stay at my home, Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory"
The class never heard Charlie say such a thing.
"In fact," Veruca went on
"Anyone here who walks me to my other classes today, Can come over for a big party in the Chocolate Room!"
The Class Cheered
"Order! Order!" silenced Mrs. Clayner
"This would be enough out of you, Mr. Bucket and I expect more from a star student so behave!"
Veruca frowned at her
"No dirty looks!" ordered Mrs. Clayner
After class, A.J and Wyatt went to speak with "Charlie"
"Charlie, that was so unlike you" said Wyatt
"Yeah, what happened to the Charlie who was such a goody-goody?"
"Let's just say the Charlie you know went on an unexpected trip" responded Veruca
"Hey, Charlie!" called Jessica a girl who was a friend of Charlie's and were in the same 2nd period class
"Let's get to Science!" she said "And Speaking of Science, Think I could get a look at the inventing room at the factory after school?"
"Have to go, guys" said Veruca to A.J and Wyatt
"Let's discuss it" said Veruca putting Charlie's arm around Jessica
"I have a feeling the Charlie we know isn't among us" said A.J
"Or maybe it's some kind of development" responded Wyatt
1 of them had no idea how right they were
For the rest of the day, Veruca made a disruption in each class and made offers to invite certain kids to the factory.
This all ended when Willy had to pick up "Charlie" sooner than expected
"Come to pick me up, Sir?" asked Veruca
"Indeed" responded Willy
Just then some kids came rushing out of the school shouting the various:
"Wait!" "Can I come too?" "I wanna see an oompa loompa!" , etc
"QUIET!" shouted Veruca
"I'll decide who can come"
"It's my factory, it would only be fair for me to pick"
Veruca frowned at him
"Let's see…" said Willy as he rubbed as chin
"Only Charlie!" said Willy and as he turned he banged into the elevator and fell down. After a moment he got up and noticed Veruca and the other kids getting into his elevator.
"Wait!" he shouted
The Elevator picked up from the ground and flew off. Willy Wonka was stranded.
"Charlie is gonna be in so much trouble when he gets home." Willy said angrily
"Oh my, I've turned into my father".
Willy thought of asking a teacher or principal for help returning him to his factory, but he thought, What if they want conditions to get me home like, "What's the secret to your chocolate?" "What ideas have you in store?"
Until he could find better transportation, Willy had to walk home.
Meanwhile, Veruca and the other kids were having quite a wild and bumpy ride in the glass elevator. They bumped into buildings, They almost ran into innocent people, but before they could go to the factory, They made a stop at the mall.
"Who's got money?" asked Veruca.
The kids (mostly the girls) waved dollars in their hands and they all scrambled out to the mall.
They had parked in a most inappropriate spot making it hard for others to find a parking spot; people complained.
Throughout the mall, kids were running around ruckus and Veruca with money she demanded from a couple of the other kids used it to buy new clothes and other stuff. Although, most of the kids were curious as to why Charlie bought dresses, makeup and perfume, others just assumed it was for his mom or a crush.
Meanwhile, Willy was still walking home, he was heading in the direction for the factory when he saw on TV's behind the glass of a store,
"Breaking News!" said a reporter
"A big glass elevator has been parked outside the local Union King's Mall"
"What?" said Willy
"But we've more to share,"
"A number of Kids apparently exited school and are making quite a mess of the mall. It's also believed the kids are responsible for the glass elevator in the parking lot."
The Buckets and Grandparents were viewing the report at their house in the factory and they were speechless with what they seeing.
"Has Willy lost it? I knew he was a jerk!" said Grandpa George
"Pop, Willy wouldn't cause such a scene" responded Mr. Bucket
"Yes." Added Grandpa Joe
"He knows better than that"
As the report went on, a mob was walking towards the elevator with bats and axes.
"This just in," said the reporter
"A mob has broken out and from the looks of it, they must be planning to smash the elevator in order to make room for their vehicles once again. I certainly feel sorry for whoever will clean up all that broken glass."
Willy Wonka couldn't believe what was happening.
Willy hoped a miracle would happen to save his elevator, but
*SMASH* *CHOP* *CRASH*
It was quite a horrible sight to see, but poor Wonka's elevator was now a million pieces of broken glass.
"I, I," stammered Willy, he was speechless with what had happened.
"And that's the news" said the news reporter
As the News went to commercial, Willy continued to walk home, when a number of people noticed him and began asking him questions all about his elevator and his secrets to his candy.
"If I ever get home, The Buckets will be finding a new home for themselves" he said in his thoughts
END OF CHAPTER