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Ax Grind
by Wil Carpenter (thelovableone7@hotmail.com)

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When an East End assassin, hunting for a killer, gets involved with notorious gangsters he is forced to go on the run with a girl he was sent to murder. (Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller)


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AX GRIND

FADE IN:

INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
A man sits at the table. He is bulky, and has a Hollywood
chin. This is STEVEN.
                                                            
Opposite Steven stands a tall, thin man. He sits, his back
deadly straight, and wears pajamas. This is PETER.
                                                            
                       PETER
Why did you come here, Steven?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
You know why, my old friend. It
was you all along. You killed her.
You created a new world for
yourself. A new name. All along,
it was you.
                                                            
                       PETER
Let's be rational, shall we?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
No, I don't think we will. I've
been hunting for you for nearly a
year, and there is no way on this
Earth that I am walking away
without your head.
                                                            
Peter reaches into his back pocket. A knife is nestled
there, ready for him to use.
                                                            
                       PETER
Are you sure we can't talk about
this like men?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm through talking.
                                                            
                       PETER
Then I'm sorry.
                                                            
Peter draws the knife, and prepares to throw it at Steven.
                                                            
                                         SHARPLY CUT TO:
                                                            
 

2.

INT. DINING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Three people sit at the formally presented dining table. All
of them are eating.
                                                            
The man at the head of the table is bulkier than his peers.
He has a Hollywood chin. This is STEVEN STING.
                                                            
The others sitting at the table are a man and a woman. Young
lovers. Their names will not be revealed to us, but we will
call them JOCKO-BOY (the man) and BABY-CAKES (the woman).
                                                            
Steven rests his knife and fork against his plate.
                                                            
SUBTITLE: "1 YEAR AGO"
                                                            
                       STEVEN
So, my friend. How did this come
about? How did you and my dear
cousin get together in the end?
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
Well, it was through a close
friend of mine. He was invited to
this party by a girl, and was
allowed to bring someone else.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy nods towards Baby-Cakes.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
And at that party, I first
encountered the most beautiful
girl in the whole wide world.
                                                            
Steven smiles.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
That's quite sweet.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy and Baby-Cakes continue to eat. After a few
moments, Jocko-Boy stops and turns to Steven.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
What about you, Steven? Has there
ever been anyone special in your
life?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Once. A long time ago.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
Steven was married.
                                                            

3.

Jocko-Boy smirks.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
What did she do? Run off with some
other wanker?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
She died actually.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy goes quiet.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Cancer. It ate away at her like a
worm eats at a rotten apple. By
the end...she wasn't my wife
anymore. She was empty.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
It's alright. You weren't to know.
                                                            
Steven stands, pushing in his chair, and moving to the door.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm going to get some fresh air.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. BACK GARDEN - DAY
                                                            
Steven stands at the end of the garden, staring into the
sky. His eyes are closed, and he breathes deeply.
                                                            
Behind him, Baby-Cakes approaches.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
Steven?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm alright. I just didn't plan on
revisiting the past today. That's
all.
                                                            
Steven continues to look away.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
Why won't you look at me?
                                                            

4.

                       STEVEN
Because it hurts. You remind me of
her. It hurts, because I remember
how she was on the day she died.
                                                            
Steven turns to Baby-Cakes.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
It's been four years, and I've
never once forgotten how her skin
felt when I held her hand as she
died.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
Don't dawn on the past for too
long. You've moved on.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I know I have, but...my God...she
was your sister. She was my angel,
and now she's gone and I am alone
in this world.
                                                            
Baby-Cakes puts a hand on Steven's shoulder, and then hugs
him. He hugs her back, holding back his tears.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I miss her.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
I know. So do I. But you still
have me, and I still have you.
Right?
                                                            
Steven smiles.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yeah. Right.
                                                            
They head back towards the house.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven and Jocko-Boy sit at the table. Baby-Cakes can be
seen lying down on the sofa in the living room, asleep.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
She's a wonderful girl, you're
cousin.
                                                            

5.

                       STEVEN
Yeah, I know.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy watches Baby-Cakes sleep as he sips his beer.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
She helped me when her sister
died. So, I suppose she's not
really my cousin at all. She's a
sister-in-law who understood me.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy chuckles.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
Yeah, I know how it is.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
If anything happens to her, I'd
never be able to live with myself.
I promised her sister I'd look
after her.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
Really?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yes. So, consider this a friendly
warning. If anything happens to
her, you're dead.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
Excuse me?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
You heard me.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy smirks, and shifts his position to face Steven.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
Was that a threat?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
More a friendly warning.
                                                            
                       JOCKO-BOY
Then let me tell you something,
mate. I love her. With all my
heart. So if you want to make
hard-assed threats, then be sure
of one thing...I will fuck you
over if you lay a finger on me.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy turns back to Baby-Cakes.
                                                            

6.

                       JOCKO-BOY
Just a friendly warning.
                                                            
Jocko-Boy stands, as Steven watches him, a snide smile on
his face.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Steven sits on his sofa, staring at the TV. The screen is
black.
                                                            
The phone starts to ring, and Steven stands, moving towards
it. He picks it up.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Hello?
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
      (Over Phone)
Steven? Is that you?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yeah. Are you alright?
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
      (Over Phone)
No. You've got to help me. He's
gone nuts. He's smashed up the
house, and he says he's going to
kill me.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Who? Jocko?
                                                            
Steven has become alert, and angry.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
      (Over Phone)
Steven. Please...
                                                            
Over the phone there is a smashing noise, and Baby-Cakes
screams. The line goes dead.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Hello? Hello?
                                                            
Steven throws the phone down onto its cradle.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Fuck.
                                                            

7.

Steven rushes out of the living room.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Steven approaches the front door of Jocko-Boy's house. He is
wearing a leather jacket, and in his hand, he clutches a
gun.
                                                            
The door is open.
                                                            
Steven enters the house.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ENTRANCE HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Steven creeps through the hallway, slowly drawing his gun. A
light is on at the back of the house, illuminating the next
room.
                                                            
Steven moves towards the next room, aiming his gun ahead.
Music can be heard playing in the distance.
                                                            
CUE MUSIC: "BYE BYE LOVE" - THE EVERLY BROTHERS
                                                            
Steven enters the next room.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - DAY
                                                            
Steven skips through the room, pointing his gun ahead. There
is no one around.
                                                            
Music still plays in the background.
                                                            
Steven looks at the kitchen table, which has shattered glass
all over it. The signs of a struggle.
                                                            
There is something else, too. Along with the glass. He looks
closer to inspect it. Blood.
                                                            
Steven turns, and moves into the back room.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 

8.

INT. BACK ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Steven moves into the room, and his face goes white with
shock. The gun drops from his hand.
                                                            
He drops to his knees, tearings swelling in his eyes.
                                                            
In front of him lies the beaten and bloody body of
Baby-Cakes. She is wheezing for breathe. Dying.
                                                            
He looks down at her sliced wrists, and notices the mobile
phone still clutched in her hand.
                                                            
She coughs, dribbling blood, and tilts her head slightly.
Her eyes are so badly bruised she can't see out of them.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
Steven? Is that you?
                                                            
Steven tries to speak, but all that comes out is a squeak.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
I'm scared, Steven. Please. Hold
me.
                                                            
Steven tries to speak, but no words come out. Tears leak
from his eyes.
                                                            
He moves towards Baby-Cakes, and grasps her bloody hand
tighty. She smiles, weakly.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
I knew it was you. I want you to
promise me something, before I
die.
                                                            
She tries to move towards him, but she can't.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
I want you to get him for what he
did to me. Please. Give me a sign
that says you'll kill him.
                                                            
Steven tightens his grip on Baby-Cakes' hand. She smiles,
slightly.
                                                            
                       BABY-CAKES
Thank you.
                                                            
Her head begins to droop, and her hand loosens. She stops
wheezing. Dead.
                                                            

9.

Steven lets go of her hand, covering his face with his
hands, crying. Blood marks splatter his face.
                                                            
CUE MUSIC: "IT ENDS TONIGHT" - THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS
                                                            
Steven stands, picking up his gun. He does a Catholic cross
across his body, and moves to the door.
                                                            
He glances back at Baby-Cakes' corpse, and blows a kiss,
before walking away.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Steven walks out of the front door, putting the gun into
jacket pocket. He walks down the street.
                                                            
He starts to wipe the blood off his face, leaving only a
faded red smear across his face.
                                                            
He keeps walking, as he pulls out his mobile phone, and
dials in "999".
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. CINEMA - NIGHT
                                                            
A man stands on the corner of the street, looking up at the
cinema. He is smoking a cigarette. This is BRENDAN.
                                                            
A group of girls stand giggling beside him. He is clearly
with them. One girl approaches him.
                                                            
                       GIRL
Hey, Brandon!
                                                            
                       BRANDON
Hey, baby!
                                                            
                       GIRL
Brandon, are you really as tough
as they say? I mean, how hard can
you actually be?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
Baby, I is well hard. I is like
the hardest motherfucker on the
face of the Earth, yo!
                                                            

10.

                       GIRL
I'll bet you are.
                                                            
The girl moves in to kiss Brandon, but a voice sounds behind
them.
                                                            
                       STEVEN (O.S)
Excuse me?
                                                            
Brandon turns to find Steven standing in front of him.
                                                            
                       BRANDON
What the fuck you want, cracker?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Are you by any chance Brandon
Dulcey?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
I is him, yo! What is you wanting?
                                                            
Steven smiles, and without warning smashes his fist into
Brandon's crotch.
                                                            
Brandon winces, and goes down, out of breathe.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Where's Jocko-Boy?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
I don't fucking know, blood. He's
been missing for a good few days
now.
                                                            
Steven kicks Brandon in the stomach. Behind them, the girls
are watching in awe.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Where is he?
                                                            
                       BRANDON
I swear. I don't know.
                                                            
Steven stamps on Brandon's face. Brandon's nose smashes, and
his eyes roll. He's unconcious.
                                                            
The girl's stare at Steven, as he wipes the blood off his
hands onto Brandon's coat.
                                                            
                       GIRL
How did you do that? Brandon's the
hardest guy around here.
                                                            

11.

                       STEVEN
      (Impersonating
       Brandon)
Because I is well hard. Like
Brandon Dulcey.
                                                            
Steven gives Brandon one last kick, and walks off.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven sits opposite an elderly man. The man has a white
beard, and looks slightly odd. This is BEAK.
                                                            
Beak takes a long swig of his drink, and rests the glass on
the table.
                                                            
                       BEAK
You'll find him, lad. You just
need to keep looking.
                                                            
Steven nods. Silent.
                                                            
                       BEAK
And when you find that wanker,
we'll put a bullet in his fucking
head.
                                                            
Steven stares into space. Unmoved.
                                                            
                       BEAK
Listen, mate. I've found you some
work. It's just that you've been
out of the game for ages.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Since my wife died. That was the
last time I broke the law, and I
swore I'd never put her through it
again.
                                                            
                       BEAK
And you won't, mate. She's dead,
and these guys might be able to
help you more than that Ducey
prick.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Who?
                                                            
Beak takes another long swig of his drink.
                                                            

12.

                       BEAK
His name's Hayden LaVont. He's a
new player in the gangs down in
the East End. He's not been around
for long, and already he's got all
the fucking minorities scared
shitless.
                                                            
Beak coughs, loudly.
                                                            
                       BEAK
He has influence across the whole
of London, already. Rumour has it
he has The Turk willing to back
him up all the way.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I thought The Turk was dead. Some
lucky fuck shot him in the face,
didn't they. It was all over the
news.
                                                            
                       BEAK
It was all a hoax to get the old
bill off his back. He never really
died. Some say the cheeky bastard
even seeked asylum to beat the
rap.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Fuck me.
                                                            
                       BEAK
You should go and meet with
LaVont. See what he has to offer
you. After all, he's the best
chance you've got of finding
Jocko-Boy.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yeah. I know.
                                                            
Steven stands.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm gonna call it a night.
                                                            
Steven walks off.
                                                            
CUE MUSIC: "HURT" - JOHNNY CASH
                                                            
 

13.

EXT. STREETS - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven walks through the streets.
                                                            
He stops at a house, and looks in through the window at the
people inside.
                                                            
LOOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE
                                                            
we can see the family inside. Happy. A husband and wife
watching their children eat their dinner. The husband pecks
his wife on the cheek.
                                                            
Steven turns and walks away from the house.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. NIGHTCLUB - DAY
                                                            
A man sits at the bar, a shot of vodka in front of him. He
downs it and taps the glass against the counter. This is
ANDY.
                                                            
The bartender approaches, and Andy hands him the glass. The
bartender takes it.
                                                            
SUBTITLE: "6 MONTHS AGO"
                                                            
                       ANDY
Give me another.
                                                            
The bartender pours some vodka into the glass, and hands it
back to Andy. Andy downs it in one.
                                                            
A man in a suit approaches. Smart, presentable, and
sinister. He has a devilish smile on his face. This is
HAYDEN.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
Andy! My good man. How've you
been?
                                                            
Andy stands, and shakes Hayden's hand.
                                                            
                       ANDY
I've been good. Long time no see.
You look a bit...
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
Surgery. I'm trying to show ugly
people can change.
                                                            

14.

                       ANDY
How's that working out for you?
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
Well, look at me. I'm one of the
most powerful men in the London
underworld.
                                                            
                       ANDY
So I've heard.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
That's why I called you here, as
it happens. I've been hearing some
interesting stories about you and
your...condition.
                                                            
Andy scowls.
                                                            
                       ANDY
I'd be dead now if it wasn't for
that transplant. I don't give a
toss what the side-effects are.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
Good. That is the reason I wanted
to see you. I want to offer you a
job. As my chief of security.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Really?
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
Yeah, I'm having some problems
with my associates. They don't
know how to keep their mouths
shut. I was wondering if you could
instruct our new errand boy what
it takes to finish a job.
                                                            
                       ANDY
What's the job?
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
A business associate of mine,
Norman West, has been throwing
around more than he's earning. It
could be drug running, but I think
that...
                                                            
                       ANDY
He's selling information.
                                                            

15.

Hayden pats Andy on the shoulder.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
I need you to inform our new boy,
Mr. Sting, what is required of him
for this assignment.
                                                            
Andy nods.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Where is he?
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
In the next room.
                                                            
Andy stands, and walks towards the next room.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Steven sits behind a desk, waiting. He is tapping his feet
in impatience.
                                                            
Andy enters the room. He sits in the seat opposite Steven,
resting his feet on the desk.
                                                            
                       ANDY
I'm Andy. I'm in charge of Mr.
LaVont's security.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Okay.
                                                            
                       ANDY
I'm hear to brief you on your
assignment. You are to kill Norman
West for the trading of
information regarding our
operation. Is that understood?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yes.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Also, you are not to leave any
witnesses. Anyone sees you, they
die. Understand?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yes.
                                                            

16.

                       ANDY
You fail, and you're dead.
Understand?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yes, I do.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Good. You can go.
                                                            
Steven stands, and walks out.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - DAY
                                                            
Tall, and sickly, an elderly man leads his gorgeous young
companion towards the complex. This is WEST and KATE.
                                                            
                       KATE
What are we doing here?
                                                            
                       WEST
I have something to show you.
Inside.
                                                            
West opens the door to the building, and leads Kate inside.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BASEMENT - DAY
                                                            
West leads Kate down the steps into the basement of the
Industrial Complex.
                                                            
                       WEST
It's just over there. In the
corner.
                                                            
Kate moves past West, looking into the corner of the room
for whatever it is West wants to show her.
                                                            
                       KATE
I don't see anything.
                                                            
                       WEST
Just keep looking, my dear.
                                                            
With Kate's back turned, West reaches towards a workbench.
He grasps a hammer in his hand, and approaches her.
                                                            

17.

                       KATE
Are you sure it's here?
                                                            
West brings the hammer down on the back of her skull. He
stands, motionless, for a few seconds, and then proceeds to
repeatedly hit the back of her head with the hammer. Again
and again.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven walks towards the building. He is wearing a
trenchcoat.
                                                            
He enters the building.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven creeps through the complex, drawing a knife as he
goes. Sneaking, he peers down the staircase ahead, which
leads down into the basement.
                                                            
A light is on below. Steven heads down the staircase.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BASEMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven moves into the basement, knife drawn, looking around.
There are noises coming from ahead.
                                                            
Steven rounds a corner and jumps back in shock.
                                                            
Kate's severed head sits on the workbench in front of him.
He covers his mouth, disgusted.
                                                            
West steps out from behind a metallic support beam. He
smiles, grimly at Steven, and approaches.
                                                            
                       WEST
You must be Mr. LaVont's
associate. I am Mr. West. It's a
pleasure to meet you.
                                                            
He extends his hand. He is wearing surgical gloves, which
are smeared in blood.
                                                            

18.

                       STEVEN
What happened here?
                                                            
West walks over towards Kate's severed head.
                                                            
                       WEST
This scheming little whore was
selling information regarding my
operations and those of my
employers to the Metropolitan
Police.
                                                            
He strokes the side of Kate's face.
                                                            
                       WEST
Pity. Such a beautiful specimen.
She really had no idea what she
was doing, I'm sure. She was
always quite mature for her age.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Why did you kill her, though?
                                                            
                       WEST
That is what Mr. LaVont would have
wanted. To have the traitor
killed.
                                                            
West turns, and heads back behind the metal support. He
begins dragging body parts out, and arranging them on the
floor.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
She didn't do anything, though.
Did she?
                                                            
West freezes.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
She's your scapegoat, isn't she?
You killed an innocent girl to
save your own skin.
                                                            
                       WEST
Katie, here, was far from
innocent. She was a treacherous
bitch.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
She's the one who went to LaVont,
isn't she?
                                                            

19.

                       WEST
Yes, but...
                                                            
Steven rams his knife into West's chest. West screams,
silently. He looks down at the bloody hole in his chest, and
yelps.
                                                            
Steven removes the knife, and plunges it back into West.
West falls back onto the floor, struggling for breath.
                                                            
Steven places his foot gently onto West's skull, raises it,
and smashes it down. Again and again.
                                                            
West stops moving.
                                                            
Steven takes a step back, dropping the knife. He looks over
at Kate's head, and then turns, walking up the staircase.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven walks out of the building, heading away. The blood on
his chest reflects in the low glow of the streetlights.
                                                            
He walks away from the building, quicker now.
                                                            
At the gate, a girl stands. She watches him go, in total
shock. She's drop dead gorgeous. This is HANNAH.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Everything is classy, and well decorated. At a large table
sits Hayden, along with Andy, and two bodyguards standing
over them. These are EVERETT and KENNEDY.
                                                            
Hayden is eating a strange looking dish, and making strange
noises as he eats.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
This is very good. Would you like
to try some?
                                                            
                       ANDY
No, thank you.
                                                            
Hayden picks up a napkin, and starts to dab his mouth with
it.
                                                            

20.

                       HAYDEN
Where is he?
                                                            
                       STEVEN (O.S)
I'm right here.
                                                            
Hayden shifts in his chair to find Steven approaching.
Steven sits in a seat opposite Andy.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Where's my money?
                                                            
Hayden turns to Andy, and nods towards Steven.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
I love this guy.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Do I look like I care?
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
You're not being paid. Sorry.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Why the fuck not?
                                                            
                       ANDY
Because there was a witness. Young
girl. Told the authorities. That
is bad for business.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
What do you want me to do about
it?
                                                            
Hayden leans in close to Steven, sneering.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
I want you to bring the girl to
me. I'll deal with her.
Understand?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yes.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
Go.
                                                            
Steven stands, and walks away.
                                                            
Once he is out of earshot, Hayden turns to Andy. He has a
look of anger on his face.
                                                            

21.

                       HAYDEN
Call in the best. We can't afford
any more slip-ups.
                                                            
Andy nods, and stands. As he moves away, he pulls out a
mobile phone and starts to dial.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. TERRACED HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Everything is lovely, and quaint. The front door shines in
the sunlight.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Hannah sits on the sofa beside another young girl. Almost
identical. This is HEATHER.
                                                            
                       HEATHER
So what did you say back to him?
                                                            
                       HANNAH
I told him to fuck off. He was
annoying me.
                                                            
                       HEATHER
I would have kept him talking. See
where he was taking it.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
I know exactly where he was taking
it. He was gonna break up with me
again. So, I saved him the
trouble.
                                                            
There is a knock at the door. Heather stands, and heads to
the door.
                                                            
                       HEATHER
I'll get it.
                                                            
Hannah sits and waits.
                                                            
From the corridor there are strange noises, and then a loud
bang.
                                                            
Hannah stands, moving to the doorway. Steven appears. He
holds a gun in his hand, and looks the business.
                                                            

22.

Hannah glances past him into the corridor. Heather is
slumped on the floor, clutching her gut.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
You're coming with me.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
No way.
                                                            
Steven points the gun at her forehead.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Now.
                                                            
Hannah takes a step back. Steven advances.
                                                            
As Steven's arm passes in line with the window, a gunshot
rings out.
                                                            
A bullet crashes through the window, barely missing his arm.
Steven dives to the floor, pushing Hannah down as well.
                                                            
From outside someone opens fire, and bullets spray
everywhere in the room.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What's going on? Who are you?
Who's shooting at us?
                                                            
She looks closely at Steven's face.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Oh my God. You're him! The guy who
killed Mr. West!
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Congratulations on your answer.
You win...fuck all.
                                                            
Steven peers out of the window.
                                                            
A man is walking towards the building, aiming a machine
pistol. He is wearing a suit and sunglasses. This is DAN.
                                                            
Steven turns to Hannah.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Alright. Here's what I want you to
do. Go out the back door, and
hide. Okay?
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What about Heather?
                                                            

23.

                       STEVEN
I'll get Heather! Go!
                                                            
Hannah crawls across the room, and disappears out the back
door.
                                                            
The front door creaks open. Steven braces himself.
                                                            
Footsteps move through the corridor. Slowly. Then they stop.
Steven closes his eyes.
                                                            
                       DAN (O.S)
Where is the man and the lady?
                                                            
We can hear only Heather's whimper.
                                                            
                       DAN (O.S)
You don't want to help me? Fine.
                                                            
A gunshoty sounds. Heather's whimpering stops. Steven opens
his eyes.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Damn.
                                                            
Footsteps.
                                                            
Steven inches towards the doorway. Gun in hand. Aiming up.
Ready.
                                                            
Something moves at the end of the room. Steven looks over,
and a foot knocks the gun from his hand.
                                                            
Dan pistol whips Steven across the face. Steven strikes out
his foot, catching Dan's kneecap. Dan winces, and drops.
                                                            
He tries to pick himself up. Steven goes to punch him, but
is headbutted.
                                                            
Dan hits Steven in the face.
                                                            
Steven rolls away. Dan crawls towards him, and Steven jumps
on top of him, grabbing his throat. He squeezes tightly.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Who sent you?
                                                            
                       DAN
LaVont. He said he wanted you and
the girl taken care of.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Thanks.
                                                            

24.

Steven spits in Dan's face, and heabutts him. Dan collapses.
Unconscious.
                                                            
Steven starts to drag Dan up the stairs.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. GARDEN - DAY
                                                            
Steven moves towards the bushes at the end of the garden,
where Hannah can be seen crouching.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Come on. We're going.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Why should I go with you? You
pointed a gun at me!
                                                            
                       STEVEN
You should come with me, because
these people they've sent after me
just tried to shoot you.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Fair point.
                                                            
They head back towards the house.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MAIN HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
They move past the staircase, and Hannah lets out a low
scream.
                                                            
Dan's body is hanging upside down. His face is beaten and
bloody, and his neck is twisted out of place.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What did you do?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Self defence.
                                                            
They move through towards the front door, and this time,
Hannah doesn't scream, she just stops.
                                                            
Heather's body sits slumped against the wall, reddened tears
in its eyes. A large bullet wound through the neck, which is
still seeping blood.
                                                            

25.

                       STEVEN
We need to go. Now!
                                                            
Steven leads Hannah out of the door, as she starts to cry.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. MOTEL - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven heads towards the building. Hannah in tow.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven opens the door, and leads Hannah inside.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
You get the bedroom. I get the
sofa. No complaints.
                                                            
Hannah stands and watches as Steven sits himself on the
sofa, and puts his feet on the coffee table.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
This is practically kidnapping.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Practically? It is kidnapping.
                                                            
Hannah turns and walks into the bedroom.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
I really do hate you.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
And I really do wish I hadn't
saved your life.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Fuck you.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Not even if you let me tape it.
                                                            
Hannah slams the door behind her.
                                                            
Steven sits on the sofa, tapping his feet against the coffee
table.
                                                            

26.

After a few moments he reaches into his pocket and pulls out
his mobile phone.
                                                            
He dials in a number. The phone starts to ring.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Come on, Beaky. I need you.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Beak's phone is ringing again and again. The bedsheets are
torn and bloody.
                                                            
Beak is propped against the backboard of the bed. Blood is
oozing from his mouth, and there is a bullet hole in his
lower jaw.
                                                            
A man stands over Beak. He holds a silenced pistol, and
wears sunglasses. This is TURK.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven sighs.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Hi, Beak. It's Steven. Look, I
need your help. Something big's
going down. I need you to meet me
at the Ladder Motel in Stevenage.
Alright. Speak to you later.
                                                            
Steven throws the phone down in anger.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Fuck.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Hayden is on the phone.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
You're sure? They made it that
far? Fuck. Alright, listen...I
want you to go to that motel and
            (MORE)

27.

                       HAYDEN (cont'd)
kill them both. Do you understand?
I want them both dead. D-E-A-D.
Dead!
                                                            
Hayden hangs up the phone.
                                                            
Hayden dials in another number, and holds the phone to his
ear. He licks his lips.
                                                            
                       HAYDEN
Andy. About that retreat you
suggested. I think I need to take
a holiday. Get away from the area.
The clinic sounds fabulous.
Fan-bloody-tastic.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Steven stands at the bedroom door.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Come on. You need to come and have
some breakfast.
                                                            
No reply.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Open the door.
                                                            
The sound of running water can be heard, and the noise of
someone struggling.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Oh, shit.
                                                            
Steven takes a step back, and kicks the door down in one
swift move.
                                                            
He turns from the bedroom to the adjoining bathroom. He
moves towards the open door, and looks inside.
                                                            
Hannah is in the bath. Fully clothed. Under the water. Her
mouth open, and her face fading.
                                                            
Steven jumps towards the bath, grabbing her by the arm, and
pulling her out.
                                                            
He pulls her over the top of the tub, and lies her on her
back on the floor.
                                                            

28.

                       STEVEN
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
FUCK!
                                                            
Steven starts hitting Hannah's chest, trying to revive her.
Nothing.
                                                            
Steven moves to her lips, and begins mouth-to-mouth. Still
nothing.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Shit. Shit.
                                                            
Steven hits her chest once more, and she bucks. Water
spurting from her mouth. She coughs violently.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Are you okay?
                                                            
She's crying now. Without warning she throws her arms over
Steven and hugs him. She is overcome with grief.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
It's okay. It's okay.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. MOTEL - NIGHT
                                                            
A man engulfed in shadows approaches the motel.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. MOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Hannah lies on the sofa, half asleep. She is wearing a
towel, and her hair is still wet.
                                                            
Steven stands beside the tumble drier, watching her clothes
spin around.
                                                            
The intercom buzzes.
                                                            
Steven moves to it, pressing it down.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Yeah?
                                                            
                       RECEPTIONIST
There is a Mr. Beak here for you,
sir.
                                                            

29.

                       STEVEN
Send him up.
                                                            
Steven releases the intercom button.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I've got a friend coming up. He'll
know what to do. Okay?
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Yeah.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Do you wanna stay in the bedroom,
or what?
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Sure.
                                                            
She stands and moves towards the bedroom, closing the door
behind her.
                                                            
There is a knock at the door.
                                                            
Steven pulls out his gun from inside his jakcet, and places
it down the back of his trousers.
                                                            
He moves to the door, and opens it.
                                                            
Turk is there. He punches Steven in the face. Steven
staggers backwards in pain.
                                                            
Turk advances, and Steven kicks out, catching Turk's knee.
Turk winces, falling forward.
                                                            
Turk looks up, and Steven smashes the hilt of the gun
against Turk's nose. Turk's nose shatters.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'll give you one chance to run.
                                                            
Turk punches Steven in the stomach. Steven drops his gun,
and falls back onto the sofa.
                                                            
Turk picks up the gun, and stands, shakily. He aims the
weapon at Steven's head.
                                                            
                       TURK
Same to you.
                                                            
Out of nowhere, Hannah smashes a lamp over the back of
Turk's head. The gun goes off, piercing Steven's shoulder.
                                                            

30.

Turk turns his attention to Hannah.
                                                            
                       TURK
Silly move!
                                                            
Turk headbutts her. She falls back. Turk kicks her in the
stomach.
                                                            
                       TURK
Now, I kill you bitch.
                                                            
Turk aims the gun at Hannah's head.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Hey!
                                                            
Turk turns to face the bloodied Steven.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Made you look.
                                                            
Steven smiles, and nods towards the floor.
                                                            
There is a knife underneath Turk's feet. Hannah grabs it,
and stabs it up.
                                                            
Turk screams, grabbing his crotch. The gun falls to the
ground.
                                                            
Steven stands, slowly, and moves towards the demoralised
killer. He picks up the gun, and aims it at Turk's head.
                                                            
Steven fires, and Turk's brains splatter across the wall.
Steven looks down at Hannah.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Are you alright?
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Yeah, you?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm fine.
                                                            
Steven heads towards the sofa.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Pack everything that isn't nailed
down. We need to leave right now.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 

31.

EXT. MOTEL - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven and Hannah head towards his car, which is parked
outside. He is slumped to the left, due to his shoulder.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Come on, let's go!
                                                            
They get in, and they're gone.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. APARTMENT BLOCK - DAY
                                                            
The car pulls up outside the enormous tower block of
apartments.
                                                            
Steven is slumped against the door, wincing through the
pain. Hannah climbs out, and rushes over to the driver's
door.
                                                            
She opens it, and Steven falls from the vehicle. She helps
him up, and they head towards the apartment block.
                                                            
 
INT. APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Hannah pushes the door open, and Steven pulls away from her,
collapsing on the floor.
                                                            
Hannah moves towards him. She reaches out her hand, and
touches the wound on his shoulder.
                                                            
Steven yelps.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Oh my God.
                                                            
Steven is shivering now, sweating like mad.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
I don't know what to do.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Pressure...
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Put...pressure...on the wound...
                                                            

32.

Hannah presses the palms of her hands down on Steven's
shoulder. He roars with pain, and then slumps back.
                                                            
Hannah continues to press down on Steven's wound.
                                                            
Steven doesn't react. His eyes roll, and a thin line of
blood trickles from his mouth.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Oh my God.
                                                            
She relieves the pressure.
                                                            
Steven sits bolt upright, and throws up.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. APARTMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven lies in the bed, drowsy. The television is blaring in
front of him, but he doesn't seem to be concentrating.
                                                            
Hannah stands in the kitchen, chopping up some vegetables.
She is making soup of some kind.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm sorry about your friend.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I said...I'm sorry about your
friend.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Why is this happening to me?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Because you saw what happened to
West. It's happening to me, too.
Because I let someone be a
witness.
                                                            
Hannah goes back to chopping vegetables.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
What was her name?
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Who?
                                                            

33.

                       STEVEN
Your friend...
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Her name was Heather. We'd been
friends since we were little.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm so sorry.
                                                            
Hannah picks up the chopping board, and pours the vegetables
into the soup, which is cooking on the hob.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What's gonna happen to us?
                                                            
Steven shakes his head.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I don't know.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
I have a cousin. In Birmingham. We
could go there.
                                                            
Steven ponders on this for a moment.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
That might be a good idea. But
there's just one problem...
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm not leaving here until I've
put a stop to this.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Why?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Because otherwise, they won't
stop. They'll keep coming after
us.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What happens when its over,
though? How will I know?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'll find you.
                                                            

34.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. APARTMENT BLOCK - DAY
                                                            
A tall figure approaches the building, his features are
hidden in shadows.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Hannah lies on the end of the bed, curled up in a ball.
Steven is under the sheets, staring at her.
                                                            
He removes the sheets, and climbs out of the bed, moving
towards the kitchen area.
                                                            
There is a knock at the door.
                                                            
Steven turns, drawing his gun, aiming at the door. He moves
closer.
                                                            
The door shatters, and Steven is launched backwards, hitting
the wall.
                                                            
Andy enters the room. His teeth exposed, and his face red
with anger. He points at Steven.
                                                            
                       ANDY
You! You're dead!
                                                            
He points at the still sleeping Hannah.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Then she's a bit fucked, isn't
she?
                                                            
Steven launches himself at Andy, pushing him into the
corridor.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Fiesty fucker, aren't you?
                                                            
Andy kicks Steven hard in the chest. Steven hunches over,
wheezing.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Looks like you're having a little
bit of an allergic reaction to my
foot, you wanker.
                                                            

35.

Andy kicks Steven in the face, breaking his nose.
                                                            
Steven starts to crawl further into the corridor.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Run! Run! As fast as you can! I'm
gonna fuck you over! I'm the
Gingerbread Man!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. CORRIDOR/BALCONY - DAY
                                                            
Andy reaches down, and picks up Steven, throwing him across
the corridor.
                                                            
Steven hits the balcony railing, and tries to pick himself
up.
                                                            
Andy grabs Steven by the hair, and smashes his face into the
top of the balcony rail.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm gonna smash your fucking face,
you tosser.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Sticks and stones may break my
bones...
                                                            
Andy boots Steven hard in the stomach.
                                                            
                       ANDY
But I'll break your's first!
                                                            
Steven looks past Andy, towards his apartment door. The gun
lies just outside.
                                                            
Steven clumsily stands up straight, looking Andy in the eye.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Come on, then! You pillock!
                                                            
Andy headbutts Steven, and Steven hits the floor, crawling
past Andy towards the apartment door.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Where do you think you're going?
                                                            
Steven grabs the gun, whirls around, and fires a bullet
straight into Andy's right eye.
                                                            

36.

Andy falls back with a bang, as smoke begins to waft from
his eye socket.
                                                            
Steven stands once more. He is bent over and gasping for
breath.
                                                            
He turns away from Andy.
                                                            
Andy starts to twitch. Then he starts to move. Then he is
standing up once more, growling.
                                                            
Steven senses something, and turns around to find Andy
standing in front of him.
                                                            
A mass of bloody tissue seeping red indicates where his
right eye once was.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Now I am really, really pissed
off!
                                                            
Steven drops his gun, and takes a step back.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
How?
                                                            
                       ANDY
I died three years ago. They dug
my fucking corpse out of a
gangster's back garden. After
eight months of surgery, I was me
again.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
So, you're a basically a dead man
walking?
                                                            
                       ANDY
I'm unkillable, mate. Which means
that you are fucked!
                                                            
Andy swings his arm around, narrowly missing Steven, who
moves up the corridor towards the balcony and the stairwell.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Don't run away from me!
                                                            
Andy gives chase.
                                                            
Steven disappears up the stairs. Andy follows.
                                                            
Hannah comes out of the apartment into the now empty
corridor, and looks around.
                                                            

37.

                       HANNAH
Steven?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. APARTMENT BLOCK ROOF - DAY
                                                            
Steven is thrown out of the fire escape, and hits the roof
hard.
                                                            
Andy approaches, clearly ready for the kill. Steven starts
to crawl backwards towards the edge.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Why are you doing this? Why does
Hayden want me dead?
                                                            
                       ANDY
Hayden is dead, himself.
                                                            
They have reached the edge now.
                                                            
                       ANDY
Found himself a new life, he did.
Not that he had one anyway, you
see a while ago before he was the
man he is today, Hayden found the
surgery that saved me, and they
did something really nice for him.
You wanna know what that was?
                                                            
Hannah comes out of the fire escape, and looks over at Andy
and Steven. We can't hear what they are saying.
                                                            
Steven has tears in his eyes. He looks angry.
                                                            
                       ANDY
How'd you like that?
                                                            
Hannah runs towards them, holding her hands out in front of
her. She connects with Andy, and he is launched over the
edge.
                                                            
Steven leans over the side, as he stands, wincing. He is in
total pain.
                                                            
Andy is holding onto the edge of the roof, struggling to
keep his grip.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Unkillable, huh?
                                                            

38.

Andy looks up at him. He looks scared for the first time
ever.
                                                            
                       ANDY
No. Please.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Let's test that theory.
                                                            
Steven stamps on Andy's hand, and he falls through the sky.
Down the 50 storey high tower block.
                                                            
Steven turns to Hannah.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Who was he?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
An old friend....he was just
dropping in.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. TRAIN STATION - DAY
                                                            
Steven and Hannah walk towards a train, which has passengers
already boarding.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
You'll be okay. I'm gonna come and
find you when all this is over.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
I still don't think I should leave
you. You need help, and I need...
                                                            
Steven kisses her without warning. It is long and
passionate. They break apart.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What was that for?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Thank you for saving me.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Please...don't make me go alone...
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I will find you.
                                                            

39.

                       HANNAH
But what if you die?
                                                            
He turns and starts moving away. As she stands, tears
welling in her eyes, he turns back to her.
                                                            
CUE MUSIC: "GOODBYE MY LOVER" - JAMES BLUNT
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Then I guess we'll never know...
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Never know what?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
If this is the face of a man you
could love.
                                                            
Before Hannah can answer, Steven has disappeared into the
crowd of people.
                                                            
She wipes the tears out of her eyes, and climbs onto the
train.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. STEVEN'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
Steven sits, his mouth tightly shut. Tears are swelling in
his eyes.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven heads towards Hayden's restaurant. He has a shotgun
in his hand, and an ax slung over his back.
                                                            
A doorman steps forward, attempting to stop him.
                                                            
                       DOORMAN
I'm sorry, sir. There is a private
meeting tonight.
                                                            
Steven raises the shotgun, and blows the doorman's face in
half.
                                                            
He enters the restaurant.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 

40.

INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven moves through the restaurant. A man jumps out at him,
shooting wildly. Steven shoots him in the stomach.
                                                            
Another man attacks, Steven smashes the butt of the shotgun
into his forehead again and again.
                                                            
Four more guards attack, and Steven starts firing at them.
One by one they collapse in a spray of blood, until only one
is left standing.
                                                            
The final guard is young, only 19 at the oldest. He is
whimpering.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Go home.
                                                            
The guard runs past Steven towards the door. Steven turns
and shatters his skull with one blast.
                                                            
From above someone is clapping.
                                                            
Steven looks up to see two identical twin girls watching him
from above. They are wearing cat-suits.
                                                            
                       TWIN 1
Well, well, well. This must be...
                                                            
                       TWIN 2
...Steven.
                                                            
The twins jump down onto the main floor. They are sleek and
athletic.
                                                            
                       TWIN 1
Do you want to...
                                                            
                       TWIN 2
...Start some shit?
                                                            
Steven tosses his shotgun aside, and lets the ax drop from
his back. He pulls off his trench coat.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Bring it on.
                                                            
CUE MUSIC: "EVERY TIME WE TOUCH" - CASCADA
                                                            
The twins attack Steven viciously. He parries every punch
and dodges every kick.
                                                            

41.

The girls back him into a corner of the room, and he defends
himself.
                                                            
The fight continues in the same way for a few minutes.
                                                            
Steven manages to get a hit in, and his fist connects with
Twin 1's face. Twin 1 falls back, stunned.
                                                            
                       TWIN 1
You hit me!
                                                            
                       TWIN 2
You hit my sister!
                                                            
Twin 2 smashes her fist directly into Steven's chin, and he
crumbles to the floor. Unconscious.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. RESTAURANT - DAY
                                                            
Steven sits unconscious in a chair. His hands and feet are
tied.
                                                            
He begins to stir, and looks around.
                                                            
The twins stand over him. Both of them with evil grins on
their faces.
                                                            
                       TWIN 1
Well, well, well. Look who...
                                                            
                       TWIN 2
...Finally woke up.
                                                            
Twin 1 picks a knife off of the table beside her.
                                                            
                       TWIN 1
We're gonna have...
                                                            
                       TWIN 2
...Some fun.
                                                            
Twin 2 picks up a pair of wire cutters. She moves towards
Steven preparing to snip off his ear. He headbutts her.
                                                            
The wirecutters drop into the wedge behind his seat. He
grasps them in his hands, and begins cutting the ropes.
                                                            
Twin 1 approaches preparing to cut Steven's face.
                                                            

42.

Just in time he manages to free his hands, and grabs Twin
1's face, squeezing it.
                                                            
Her tongue pops out, and Steven moves the wire cutters
towards her mouth, chopping off her tongue.
                                                            
Twin 1 falls back, clutching her mouth. Steven kicks her in
the stomach.
                                                            
Twin 2 takes a step back. Steven approaches her. She tries
to hit him. He grabs her arm and breaks it.
                                                            
He picks up her knife from the floor. He moves the knife
towards her face, and she screams loudly.
                                                            
Steven approaches Twin 1, who is whimpering in pain. He
looks around, finding his ax.
                                                            
He picks it up, and brings it crashing down on her head.
                                                            
Twin 2 staggers around behind him. Her eyes have been cut
out. He looks down at the table in front of him.
                                                            
Slowly he begins scraping the ax along the table. Twin 2
looks around desperately searching for his location.
                                                            
                       TWIN 2
Where are you?
                                                            
Steven smashes the ax into the back of her head.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Right here.
                                                            
Steven takes a step back, and then turns, walking out of the
restaurant.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. RESTAURANT - DAY
                                                            
Steven looks down at the doorman's body. He crouches down,
and pulls out the man's wallet.
                                                            
Steven flicks through the wallet until he finds a calling
card. The name on the card is "LAVONTE"
                                                            
He pockets the card, and walks away.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 

43.

INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Steven catches Peter's knife in his hand.
                                                            
SUBTITLE: "NOW"
                                                            
                       STEVEN
So they changed your face, Hayden.
Twice.
                                                            
                       PETER
Yes.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
So in actual fact. You are
Jocko-Boy.
                                                            
                       PETER
Yes, I am.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'll only ask you this once. Why
did you kill her?
                                                            
Peter looks him in the eyes.
                                                            
                       PETER
To prove that even you aren't
untouchable.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I think it's about time you and I
settled this.
                                                            
                       PETER
I agree.
                                                            
CUE MUSIC: "JUST LIKE YOU IMAGINED" - NINE INCH NAILS
                                                            
They both stand. Steven lets the knife drop to the floor. He
takes a step back.
                                                            
Peter rushes forward, ramming his fist into Steven's jaw.
Steven falls backwards, hitting the wall.
                                                            
Peter goes to hit Steven again, but Steven parries, and
kicks Peter in the knee. Peter yelps.
                                                            
Peter stamps on Steven's foot, and headbutts him. Steven
headbutts him back.
                                                            
Steven's mouth starts to dribble blood. He looks angry
beyond belief.
                                                            

44.

Steven smashes his first into Peter's nose. Peter clutches
his face in pain, and Steven hits him again.
                                                            
Peter kicks Steven in the stomach, causing him to bend over.
He then hits Steven on the back. Steven collapses to the
floor.
                                                            
Peter kicks Steven. Again and Again.
                                                            
Steven is struggling to defend himself. He isn't moving.
Peter continues to kick him.
                                                            
After a few moments, Peter stops. He takes a deep breath and
steps back.
                                                            
                       PETER
This is it. You see. I proved
you're not as untouchable as you
think. You're nothing. You can't
even stand to fight.
                                                            
Peter moves to the back door, and leans outside. He leans
back in, and he is clutching a cricket bat in his hand.
                                                            
He moves to Steven and raises the bat over his head.
                                                            
Steven's hand reaches for the discarded knife.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
There's one thing you're
forgetting, though, Jocko Boy.
                                                            
Steven's hand grasps the knife.
                                                            
                       PETER
And what might that be?
                                                            
Steven jumps up, ramming the knife into Peter's throat as
hard as he can. Peter is dazed.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I am untouchable.
                                                            
Peter falls backwards, sliding off the end of the knife. He
hits the floor with a loud bang.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Remember that.
                                                            
Steven looks down at the dying man before him. He wipes the
trickle of blood from his own mouth, and then turns, calmly
walking away.
                                                            

45.

                                         CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. NEWSAGENTS - DAY
                                                            
Hannah stands behind the counter, serving someone.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
2.50, please.
                                                            
They hand over the money, and she gives them their change.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Thank you.
                                                            
A bar of "Fruit & Nut" is placed on the counter in front of
her.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
"Fruit & Nut", huh? I don't like
that variety myself. Can't stand
nuts.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
You won't like me then.
                                                            
Hannah looks up, shocked.
                                                            
A battered and bruised Steven stands in front of her, a
smile on his face.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I'm a bit of a nut.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
What are you doing here?
                                                            
                       STEVEN
I told I'd find you and tell you
when everything was safe again.
You can go home.
                                                            
He hands her a wad of 20 notes.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Keep the change.
                                                            
He turns and walks away towards the door of the newsagents.
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Wait!
                                                            
Steven stops, and turns to face her.
                                                            

46.

                       HANNAH
I know a place that does good
chips. Would you like some chips?
                                                            
Steven smiles.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
Chips would be great.
                                                            
Hannah stares towards Steven in total shock.
                                                            
                       STEVEN
What?
                                                            
                       HANNAH
Look out!
                                                            
A gun is pressed against Steven's head. A horrifically
deformed Andy is holding it.
                                                            
                       ANDY
One word: Indestructible.
                                                            
Andy cocks the gun, and Steven stares at Hannah.
                                                            
                       STEVEN (V.O)
Oh, shit.
                                                            
SMASH TO: BLACK
                                                            
A gunshot sounds.
                                                            
ROLL CREDITS
                                                            


THE END


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