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Raimes
by Cameron Moody (cmoody17@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Miscellaneous   User Review:
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A mystery about a strange city. People disappear and reappear, personalities randomly switch, and people who appear dead are found alive and well only minutes later. A professor and a student of his arrive in this town at the request of a friend of the professor who died shortly after requesting the professor's presence. An investigation into his death leads to a deeper mystery, gradually unraveling the tangled secret of Raimes.


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FADE IN:

INT. MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
Dr. Madison is shown inside of his large mansion/house. He
is an older man, and he is writing furiously by candlelight.
He looks terrified and determined. Footsteps are heard
running outside the door, getting closer and closer. There
is a very loud ticking sound in the background like a clock.
He notices the footsteps for a moment, then turns back to
his writing. He finally finishes quickly, stashes the
writing, and then the door bursts open. There is a veiled
shadowy figure in the doorway. It is wearing a cloak.
Nothing is shown but the silhouette. It pulls some sort of
weapon, then charges the Madison. There is a crescendo, and
the screen then fades to black.
                                                            
 
EXT. VALLEY HILLSIDES - DAY
                                                            
The movie begins with sweeping shots over a wide field.
Flowers and whatnot. It is out in the middle of nowhere. It
is made clear that there is nobody around. Two people are
traveling. The main character and his partner. They are in a
wagon or carriage Alexander and Isaac are in the carriage,
and Alexander has his hand out the window, watch the scenery
and nodding his head to the intro music as it plays over the
scene. The intro credits show as they go. This continues
until they reach a station.
                                                            
 
EXT. STATION - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Alex step out of their vehicle at the dock. There
are ferries set up, ready to bring people across.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Have everything you need? It's a
bit of a walk.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Suitcase. Backpack. I travel
light.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Good.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
So why are we going?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
A request of a friend who died.
                                                            

2.

                       ALEXANDER
      (Frowning)
That doesn't sound fun at all.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Getting cold feet? You're the one
who wanted to come so badly.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
No! No, not at all. I mean yes! I
do want to come. No, no cold feet.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Good. You could learn a lot from
this man. He was a close friend of
mine.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Have you been to this city before?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Unfortunately no. Not until now,
and now is a little late.
                                                            
The two approach the ticket booth where a man (Robert
Ticketson) is working.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
Bonjour.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Two tickets across please.
                                                            
Robert starts to get to work, grabbing the tickets and
processing information.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
      (Working)
To where are you headed?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Raimes.
                                                            
                       ROBERT
      (Frowning)
I have never heard of it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It is out a ways.
                                                            
Robert hands them their tickets.
                                                            

3.

                       ROBERT
Enjoy your trip.
                                                            
The scene cuts to the vessel pulling away. An land mass is
visible in the distance with a large manor on it.
                                                            
 
EXT. DE'MARC MANOR - DAY
                                                            
Sweeping shots from outside the Manor are shown, showing off
its scale, and the camera closes distance to it. The view
then zooms to the sky.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTER RAIMES - DAY
                                                            
The camera comes back down on Isaac and Alexander. They are
standing at the bottom of a hill leading up to a city. It is
a grassy area. A manor can be seen in the distance. They are
at the very outskirts of the village.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
So this is it?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
This is it.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Where are we staying?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
At the manor.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Where's that?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Pointing)
Right there.
                                                            
Isaac points toward the the mansion off in the distance.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Wow. He did pretty well for
himself didn't he?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes. His name was Henry. He became
a rather successful doctor.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
How did you know him?
                                                            

4.

                       ISAAC
We went to college together. We
both had a shared interest in
puzzles and mysteries.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Oh yeah?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
We would challenge each other to a
different riddle each day. Neither
of us ever managed to stump the
other though. Sometimes it might
take some time, but we always got
it eventually.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
And he became a doctor while you
became a teacher?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
We had different plans.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
You've been friends ever since?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Well we stayed in contact for a
long time. Then he moved several
years ago and I haven't heard from
him since.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
He still requested you at his
funeral?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Apparently he sent for me.
                                                            
The two have been walking up the hill. On the hill in front
of them is Maurice painting.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
You two there! What are you doing
here?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
We came to pay our respects to Mr.
Henry Madison.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
You knew Madison?
                                                            

5.

                       ISAAC
He was an old friend of mine.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Ah. Well then. Welcome to Raimes.
I can't even remember the last
time we had a visitor since Dr.
Madison.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
What are you painting?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
The landscape.
                                                            
Alexander takes a look at the painting.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
The trees are blue?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
No?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Are those not trees?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
What?
                                                            
Maurice looks back at his painting.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
...I swear they weren't like that
a minute ago.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Green sky too.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
I must be really out of it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Does this path lead to De'Marc
Manor?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Uh.. yeah. Yeah it does. Give my
regards to Lady Adelaide.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Thank you.
                                                            

6.

Isaac and Alexander move on, leaving a very confused Maurice
behind them.
                                                            
 
EXT. RAIMES - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander keep walking through the city, into the
heart of it. As they progress, Isaac walks right into a
young woman walking through the city (Sylvie) at a street
corner. She gives a slight shriek, and drops a bag she was
carrying full of food.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
Oh! I'm so sorry!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
No no, pardon me. That was my
mistake.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
I wasn't looking where I was
going.
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander down and starts helping her pack up her
food.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
      (Picking up food)
Don't worry.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Picking up food)
We are not familiar with the area.
It would seem our wandering nature
got the best of us.. and your
food.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Noticing)
Oh. You're new here, aren't you? I
see. What an embarrassing
introduction.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
We're here to find the De'Marc
Manor, regarding Dr. Madison.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Brightening)
Oh, do you know Dr. Madison?
                                                            

7.

                       ISAAC
I did. He used to be a good friend
of mine.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Small frown)
You grew apart?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Time and distance get the best of
us.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
Are you here to see him then?
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander are briefly taken aback, then look at
each other for a moment.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Um, no...
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Dr. Madison is dead...
                                                            
Sylvie puts her hand over her mouth and stifles a gasping
shriek. She looks extremely upset.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Did you not know?
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
No, I didn't! I had no idea! I
just talked to him yesterday!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Henry has been dead for over a
week.
                                                            
Sylvie looks very confused, then her face tightens up and
she looks strained. She grabs her head and appears to have
an intense headache. She is shaking violently all over, and
gives a small anguished cry. Alexander rushes over to
support her.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Woah! Are you alright?
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Calming down)
No... I.. You're right. I do
remember. I was told over a week
ago. How could I ever forget
something like that?
                                                            

8.

                       ISAAC
You seemed quite sure a minute
ago.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
That's the strangest thing.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Shall we walk you to your house?
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
.... Is that where I said I was
going?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
You never specified.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Increasingly
       perplexed)
I would assume you aren't bringing
that food TO the store though...
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
I suppose I wouldn't be, would
I...
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Come on then. Which way is it?
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Pointing)
..That way?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You don't sound convinced.
                                                            
Two men (Dorian Gray and Rafael Santiago) appear from around
the same corner to see the three talking.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Sylvie! How good to see you.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Turning to see
       them)
Rafael! Darian! Are you on your
way over?
                                                            
                       DORIAN
Dorian.
                                                            

9.

                       SYLVIE
What?
                                                            
                       DORIAN
It's Dorian, not Darian.
                                                            
Sylvie still does not understand.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Smiling)
Yes, I know!
                                                            
                       DORIAN
      (Laughs)
Of course you do. Yes, we were
going to see your mother.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
And you of course my lovely Ms.
Santios!
                                                            
He takes her hand as he says this, and gives her a slight
bow.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Giggles)
Well then let's be on our way!
                                                            
She begins to walk off, then remembers Isaac and Alexander.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Motioning to
       Alexander and
       Isaac)
Oh! I almost forgot! These are...
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Isaac Marcel.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Uh, Alexander Je'Metois. And you
are?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
My name is Rafael Santiago! A
friend of Lady Santios is a friend
of mine. Pleased to meet you.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
My name is Dorian Gray. Pleasure.
                                                            

10.

                       ISAAC
Likewise. You are headed for Ms.
Santios' house as well?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Dorian is. I am headed for De'Marc
Manor. I was told we were
expecting guests tonight, I don't
suppose you would be them?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
We would be. How convenient that
we meet you here.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
Shall we then?
                                                            
Dorian indicates toward Sylvie who has already begun to
leave, seemingly forgetting she even had company. The rest
of the group follow after her.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE AGATHA'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The group arrive, seeing a smaller house a little distance
away.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
Mother!
                                                            
                       DORIAN
Agatha!
                                                            
They approach the house. There is an old woman (Agatha)
sitting on the porch.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Hello Sylvie, hello Dorian. How
are you Rafael?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Doing very well Madame Santios. I
am glad to see you are the same.
                                                            
Sylvie walks up the porch, toward the front door. She kisses
her mother (Agatha) on the cheek. Agatha smiles at this, but
when she notices Isaac and Alexander, her smile falters a
bit. She becomes slightly confused.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Are you going to introduce me to
your new friends?
                                                            

11.

                       SYLVIE
Who?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
The two gentlemen standing like
statues over there.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
Oh! Of course, they would be Mr.
Isaac, and um...
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
And this is Alexander!
                                                            
Rafael puts his arm around Alexander and puts on a big grin.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Hi there.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Isaac Marcel. Good to meet you.
Your daughter seemed to be having
a bit of a sick spell so we
escorted her here.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
I did?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
      (Jokingly
       dismissive)
No, you look fine. Go put away the
food dear.
                                                            
Sylvie smiles and heads inside.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Dorian, I have your violin inside.
It's on the mantle, you know where
to find it.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
      (Smiling)
You are as helpful as ever Agatha.
                                                            
Dorian also heads inside.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
So you two are here to escort
dizzy girls?
                                                            

12.

                       ISAAC
      (Slightly
       concerned)
She was more than dizz-
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
They're here to visit De'Marc
manor. I was told Mr. Marcel here
was a friend of Dr. Madison.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
You two knew Henry?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I graduated from college with him.
He was a brilliant man.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
I'm sure you must be too to be
alongside him like that.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Oh, he is. That's why I tag along
with him.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
He would often come by here to
talk with me. He shared his
insights and observations. He saw
things I couldn't imagine.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I know little of what he did since
he left several years ago. Do you
know how he ended up here?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Oh, well... Hm.. Yes, yes I do. He
came here by accident in fact. He
was lost he said. He stayed in the
inn here for a night or two, and
got to know a few of the people
here.
                                                            
A scene begins to play depicting what Agatha describes.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
He was here for a short time, and
lady Adelaide De'Marc, fell very
ill. She was bed-ridden and asleep
for several days, but Henry took
it upon himself to take care of
her. I'm not sure why, maybe it
was his doctor's responsibility,
            (MORE)

13.

                       AGATHA (cont'd)
but he stayed by her side as often
as time would allow, doing
everything he could to take care
of her. Of all the things he did
here, that was the act that gained
the town's respect for him.
Everyone adored Lady Adelaide and
Aurora, and grew to feel the same
way for Henry. Then, miraculously,
Adelaide began to gradually
recover. Before long, she was on
her feet again. She rarely left
Henry's side after that. Henry was
welcome anywhere, and helped
anyone here who was ill. He was a
miracle worker. Everyone he
treated seemed to recover
completely, no matter how grave
the illness seemed. So he settled
in and just never left. Then one
night he was found dead outside of
the Inn. It was extremely
upsetting for everyone. Especially
lady Adelaide.
                                                            
The scene ends, showing Madison's body dead outside on the
ground.
                                                            
It is dusk by now.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
That was only less than two weeks
ago. I'm surprised you two were
able to arrive so quickly.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I received a letter directly from
him only a little more than a week
ago asking me to come. Then a
subsequent letter a few days after
informing me of his tragedy. After
not hearing from him for so long,
the timing was uncanny. I had no
choice but to honor his last
request to me.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Of course, anyone would have done
the same. Maybe there was
something he wanted you to see.
                                                            

14.

                       ISAAC
If that's the case, then it's too
late now.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
There must be a reason he asked
you in particular. Maybe he knew
you would be the one who could
find it or see it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I've been wondering that myself.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Then you already have a
head-start.
                                                            
Dorian Gray walks out of the house with his violin.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
Thank you Agatha, you've done a
fantastic job as usual or
stringing. I'm sure it will sing
better than ever now.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
      (Smiling)
It's a skill I don't easily
forget. Especially with you coming
here all the time and forcing me
to work my fingers down to the
bone for you.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
I couldn't settle to have it
strung by anyone else. I know I
can trust your skill.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
If you didn't play so well, I
would have you learn to do it
yourself.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
Then you know why I practice.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Not that he needs to. Your skill
is impeccable Mr. Gray.
                                                            

15.

                       DORIAN
      (To Agatha)
Well then now is time for my end
of the bargain.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
And now is time for us to return
to the Manor. I assume dinner will
be ready soon. We would not want
our guests to be late on their
first night.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
No, of course not. Thank you for
coming Rafael, and you too Isaac
and Alexander. It was nice to talk
about Henry. You two are welcome
to come by again whenever you
want.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Good Evening.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Good Evening.
                                                            
Isaac tips his hat, and Alexander waves good bye as they set
off. Dorian begins to play his violin. He has incredible
skill, it can be heard echoing as Isaac, Alexander and
Rafael leave down the path.
                                                            
 
EXT. RAIMES THROUGH SIDE PATH + INSIDE DE'MARC MANOR - NIGHT
                                                            
Isaac, Alexander and Rafael continue to walk along the path
until Rafael splits off onto a side, smaller one. A dirt
path that doesn't seem to lead to anywhere.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
This way gentlemen, it is much
faster.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
You know your way around.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I should hope so! It is my job
after all.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
To know shorter paths?
                                                            

16.

                       RAFAEL
To know every path!
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
What do you do?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I chart and make maps. I have been
everywhere you can imagine. I've
mapped more distance than both of
you have walked combined.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
A cartographer.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
That's right.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Sounds like the travel part would
be interesting.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It is! If I can suggest one thing
to you as a young man, it is to
travel! See new places, meet
beautiful women from all over the
world, see things you couldn't
imagine!
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Where have you been?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It would be simpler to ask where
I've not been.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Where have you not been?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Nowhere.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Germany?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Of course.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Britain?
                                                            

17.

                       RAFAEL
Several times.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
China?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Strangest food there too.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Australia?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Biggest spiders you've ever seen.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Africa?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
And even touched a Lion.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Antarctica?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I have the penguin feathers to
show for it.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Are you from Spain then?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Portugal. Close.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
A town like this must be very
boring for you then.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
You would think so, but this is
the strangest place of all... As
far as mapping goes that is.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
What?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I've mapped places man has never
previously set foot on,but this
place just can't be done.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Why is that?
                                                            

18.

                       RAFAEL
I wish I knew. Every time I think
I've got it right, I double-check,
and everything turns out to be
wrong. Nothing is where I put it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
How is that possible?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It isn't! I must be going crazy!
But I swear, it seems as though
parts of the town are moving. I
must have made 30 different
drafts, each one different from
the last, before I just gave up.
It can not be done.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You know your way around though.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
That's the other thing. I can't
put this place down in ink, but I
never have trouble getting around.
It's a regular mystery zone.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You're sure we're headed the right
way then?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Of course!
                                                            
Rafael lifts of a branch in front of him blocking the path.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It's right there.
                                                            
The full mansion is shown, looking even more impressive from
up close. It is absolutely enormous, with beautiful
architecture.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Wow...
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Gentlemen... De'Marc manor. I am
lucky enough to receive the
graciousness of Lady Adelaide and
Aurora so I might stay here.
                                                            

19.

                       ISAAC
How many people live here?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Four. Adelaide, Aurora, Francis
and I. Francis is the butler. Very
friendly fellow. Polite as they
come.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Only four? You could station an
army here.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Funny you say that. That was the
original intention. The man who
commissioned its construction was
Prince De'Marc many years ago. He
was a member of a branch family in
the Royal House of France. He
expected to be King some day, but
he was killed before this Manor
was even finished.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It was forgotten then?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
All but. The De'Marc family was
forgotten, and relieved of any
royal status. Mathius De'Marc (the
man who ordered this to be built),
he had some children, who also had
children, and the manor was kept
in the family. Adelaide and Aurora
are lucky enough to have it fall
into their hands.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It's a little overwhelming.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It is much more welcoming inside.
                                                            
The three have been walking, and they have arrived at the
front door. Rafael bangs the knocker three times, then he
stands up straight and waits. After several seconds, the
front door creaks open, and a nicely dressed older man is
standing there (Francis).
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Ah Rafael! The food will be ready
soon, please get ready.
                                                            

20.

                       RAFAEL
I will prepare the table. Be done
shortly.
                                                            
Rafael heads inside, and he gets to work.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
      (Holds out hand)
Mr. Isaac Marcel I assume?
                                                            
Isaac shakes his hand, and removes his hat.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes, that's right. And this is a
student of mine, Alexander.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Good to have you as well
Alexander.
                                                            
Alexander and Isaac step inside, and Francis takes Isaac's
coat and hat, and hangs them on the rack by the door. The
mansion entrance room opens into an enormous hall, where
their footsteps echo as they walk. There are stairs going up
that branch to the left and right, and a large portrait of
Mathius De'Marc at the top. The dining room is off through a
door on the right. The wall with the portrait also has many
other smaller portraits of various descendants of Mathius.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Motioning to the
       portrait)
Is that Mathius De'Marc?
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
That is. An amazing painting. Over
one hundred years old and still in
impeccable quality. And the one
you see farthest to the right with
the two girls shows Lady Adelaide
and Lady Aurora.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It is very well done.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
It was painted by Maurice Guevere.
He lives in the town here. He
stays at the inn.
                                                            

21.

                       ALEXANDER
Oh, we met him on the way in to
town. Odd guy, couldn't get his
colors right.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Well then may I show the two of
you to your rooms?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Rooms? We get one each?
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Of course.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I apologize for making you have to
find a room for Alexander at the
last minute.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Sir, this manor has over 200
rooms. There are 4 people living
here. I'm sure we can find
something.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Francis, Alexander and Issac are walking down a long hallway
with dusk light creeping in through the many windows,
casting long shadows. The rooms still stay relatively close
to the entrance. Anything deep in the manor would be silly.
The reach a room, and Francis stops. The others stop as
well.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Here we are.
                                                            
Francis opens up the door, and a large, well-kept room is
shown inside. This part of the manor hold all the largest
rooms, and it is closest to the front. The hallway outside
is very wide open and high. It is not restrictive by any
means. The rooms in this area (the floor) must be two or
three stories up.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Oh wow.
                                                            
Alexander looks inside wide-eyed. It is a rather impressive
room.
                                                            

22.

Francis walks to the other side of the hall and opens the
room opposite the one that he just opened.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
And this one is for Master
Alexander.
                                                            
Alexander walks across to the other room, and walks in a
little bit to take a look around.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
These are more than I expected.
Thank you very much Mr...
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Just Francis. I would encourage
you to make yourself at home, but
you haven't met Lady Adelaide yet,
and dinner will be ready soon. Her
room is down this way.
                                                            
Francis starts to keep walking again down the hall a bit,
and Isaac follows. Alexander sticks his head out the door
after a few seconds and comes running once he realizes they
are leaving.
                                                            
 
INT. LADY ADELAIDE AND AURORA'S ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Francis leads Alexander and Isaac up, and music can be heard
down the hall. It is upbeat instrumental music. It gets
louder as they walk down the hall. The door they reach at
the end is already open. Isaac and Alexander look inside,
and Francis stands by the side of the door. There is a
beautiful young girl inside (Aurora) dancing to the music.
She is a very good dancer, and she continues to dance for a
little while. This scene lasts for several seconds until the
song finally ends, and she stops, stands up and takes a
large sweeping bow as Isaac and Alexander clap for her.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Thank you!
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Lady Aurora, is Adelaide here?
                                                            
                       AURORA
Are these Mr. Madison's friends?
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Yes they are.
                                                            

23.

Aurora runs up and takes Alexander's hand and curtsies (or
shakes his hand).
                                                            
                       AURORA
      (Beaming)
Good to meet you Mr. Marcel! I'm
so glad to meet a friend of Dr.
Madison. He was like family here.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That would be me actually.
                                                            
Still holding her hand, Alexander takes a little bow.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
      (Smiling)
My name is Alexander. Good to meet
you too.
                                                            
Aurora is embarrassed and shocked.
                                                            
                       AURORA
OH! Oops.
                                                            
She gives two quick curtsies.
                                                            
                       AURORA
      (To Alexander)
Alexander
                                                            
                       AURORA
      (To Isaac)
Mr. Marcel
                                                            
She then motions between and behind the two men, toward the
door.
                                                            
                       AURORA
      (Motioning)
And Adelaide
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander turn around and see Adelaide standing in
the doorway quietly, and with a small smile.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
I apologizing for not being here
sooner. I did not hear the door
opening. It's very quiet in here.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
I was going to try to find you,
dinner is almost ready.
                                                            

24.

                       ADELAIDE
I know. I spoke with Rafael, he
told me you were all here.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It's a pleasure to meet you Ms.
De'Marc.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Likewise, but we can talk over
dinner. Rafael told me to get you.
It is ready now.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR DINING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Isaac, Alexander, Adelaide, Rafael, and Aurora all sit down
at the table to a beautiful meal. Francis remains standing
by the side, acting as a sort of waiter for the moment.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I never expected anything so
extravagant.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
You're our guests! We can't have
you going hungry.
                                                            
                       AURORA
No, of course not! I'm sure you'll
love this. Francis is an excellent
chef.
                                                            
People begin to dig in to the food.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
So Mr. Marcel, what are your plans
while you stay here?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I haven't really decided yet. Look
around the town I suppose. I can't
begin to imagine what Madison
wanted from me, but given some
time, hopefully I can figure it
out.
                                                            
                       AURORA
He didn't mention anything in his
letter?
                                                            

25.

                       ISAAC
Just a request for my immediate
presence.
                                                            
                       AURORA
How strange.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
He never was very thorough in his
instructions.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Well you're welcome to stay as
long as you need. We have more
than ample accommodations.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I appreciate it. Thank you very
much.
                                                            
They finish their dinner, and depart to their respective
bedrooms.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR - NIGHT
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR - DAY
                                                            
Isaac is shown waking up the next day in his room. He looks
around, and gets ready to head out. He checks inside
Alexander's room, but his sheets are already pushed aside,
and he's not there. Isaac heads downstairs at this point and
he sees Alexander in the dining room, a distance away.
Alexander is chatting and laughing with Aurora while the two
of them eat breakfast. Isaac watches for a moment or two
until Francis shows up.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Good morning Mr. Marcel.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Oh, good morning.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Could I get you anything to eat?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Actually, I was hoping you could
tell me if Dr. Madison ever stayed
here in this manor.
                                                            

26.

                       FRANCIS
He usually preferred to stay at
the inn. I'm not sure why. He did
have a study here though. The
library here is a bit more
complete than the bookshelf in the
inn so it made for better
research.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I see.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Nobody else used the room, and he
kept it remarkably clean.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Could you direct me to it?
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
I could take you to it if you
would like.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That's alright, I can get there
myself.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Of course. It was upstairs, right
branch. Third door on the right.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Thank you very much.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Is there something there you're
looking for?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Maybe. I'm not really sure myself.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Good luck then.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR: MADISON'S STUDY - DAY
                                                            
Isaac walks through the hall and he finds the room. He opens
the room and looks around. Everything is perfectly clean.
Nothing seems out of place in the room. It is almost as
though it has been cleaned out.
                                                            

27.

Isaac begins to look around the room, checking around,
looking at various pictures on the wall, some showing Dr.
Madison with Aurora and Adelaide, others with Dr. Madison
alongside other people in the town. Issac also begins to
look at Madison's desk, it is almost completely cleared off.
He is running his hand over it, then under the bottom of the
desk idly, until he stops. He kneels down, and pulls some
latch under the desk and a secret little compartment comes
out. Isaac pulls out a drawer and places it on the desk.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Clever Henry.
                                                            
Isaac opens the little drawer, and inside is a folded up
piece of paper, next to a smaller piece. He takes them out,
then puts the drawer back inside the desk. He picks up the
small piece and two addresses are shown as he reads them. He
puts this paper in his pocket. He then picks up the folded
piece of paper and he begins to read it. Madison's voice
reads the writing. It is a journal entry of his.
                                                            
                       MADISON (VO)
Adelaide has been getting her
color back. I believe she should
be back to full health soon. I
feel as though helping her is far
too feeble of a payment in
exchange for the hospitality that
has been shown to me in this town.
I had not been planning on staying
here as long as I have, but I can
not leave until Adelaide is up and
walking around again. It would not
be right to leave at this point. I
have lost track of time here, but
it has likely been more than a
year. I have grown as fond of this
place as one might their birth
town. I was truly lucky to come
across a place like this.
However, there are some things
that have been bothering me
immensely since I arrived. Certain
things seem out of place. Places
seem to move. I often find myself
lost in a place I should know very
well by now. Nobody else here
seems bothered though. Agatha
seems to be the most coherent one
here, but she will not talk about
such things. I need to talk to
someone else, someone outside who
can think clearly. Perhaps I will
send a letter if I can find a post
            (MORE)

28.

                       MADISON (cont'd)
office here. Nothing seems
terribly wrong, but something is
certainly amiss.
                                                            
Isaac is then interrupted and jerked away from the letter.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Mr. Marcel? Do you need any help
with anything?
                                                            
Adelaide is standing in the doorway. Isaac quickly folds up
the journal and puts it in his pocket.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Oh, no. Thank you though. You
startled me.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Francis told me you were
interested in looking around here.
I am afraid there is not much.
Henry never left anything lying
around, and rarely stayed in this
room as well. We offered him a
room here, but he declined out of
politeness. He only used this as a
study.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Francis told me he stayed at the
inn?
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Yes. A wonder why. The owner there
is... not the most polite person.
He works hard though.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
A wonder indeed. I will be sad to
leave this place. I feel like
royalty here.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Our family lost its royalty
generations ago.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It wouldn't be terribly difficult
to convince someone otherwise
though.
                                                            

29.

                       ADELAIDE
      (Smiling)
You're too kind Mr. Marcel.
                                                            
There is a pause while Isaac thinks. He then makes up his
mind to ask.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Do you mind if I ask you
something?
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Of course not.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
When Henry helped you... what were
you sick with?
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
      (Slightly
       Surprised)
...We were never really sure.
Henry had no idea. Neither did I.
It was more than a flu though. It
lasted for a long time. It seemed
I was getting worse, not better
over time. Though somehow I
recovered. Why?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Curious. Excuse me if that was out
of line.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Not at all.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Good. Well, I will be heading out
then. Take a look around the town.
I might find something
interesting.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
You may want to stop by the Inn
that Henry stayed at.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I will keep that in mind. Thank
you.
                                                            
Isaac smiles and nods to her as he heads out the door and
into the dining hall.
                                                            
 

30.

INT. DE'MARC MANOR - DAY
                                                            
Isaac walks into the dining hall and looks at the table
where he saw Alexander in the morning with Aurora. He is not
there though. Isaac scans around looking for him. Francis
comes up to speak.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Master Alexander left with Lady
Aurora.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
He could have told me.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Aurora wanted to show him around
the town.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Well it makes traveling easier for
me then.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
The two get along very well.
Aurora is very excited to have
someone to talk to. I'm afraid I
can't keep her entertained all the
time.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Lucky for both of them. This would
probably be exceedingly boring for
Alexander otherwise.
                                                            
Isaac reaches into his pocket and he pulls out the small
paper with the two addresses on it. He shows it to Francis.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Do you know where these two places
are?
                                                            
Francis pauses to look at it for a few seconds.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Well the first one is the Inn.
It's just four blocks East of
here. Quite close. I don't know
what the second would be, but you
can find it about 3 blocks south
of the Inn.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I'm lucky they are so close by.
                                                            

31.

                       FRANCIS
The town is really quite small. If
you visit both, you will end up
crossing more almost half the
town.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It is odd to have such a grand
manor here then.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
I agree. It really dwarfs the
city. At sundown, it casts a
shadow that reaches one side of
the city, and at sunrise, it
reaches the other. Just to give
you an idea of the size of the
manor.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It casts a long shadow for such an
empty structure.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Sir De'Marc must have had a thing
a for flair.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Thank you for the directions.
                                                            
Isaac grabs his hat and coat from the rack, nods to Francis,
and heads out.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE VICTOR'S INN - DAY
                                                            
Isaac is walking down the street toward the first address,
the inn. There are several people out on the streets. The
houses are densely packed. The town is small, but a
reasonable number of people manage to fit in the town. Isaac
keeps walking until he stops in front of a very tall
building overlooking the center of the town. "INN" is
painted on a hanging sign out front. It is the tallest
building around, with a tower overlooking the town square.
There is a balcony on the second floor, and a fountain in
front in the center of the town square. The tower is the
town's clock tower with an enormous clock at the top, and
some windows along the sides below the clock. One of the
windows is missing, and the clock is stopped. In this way,
the inn is the only way to access the tower.
                                                            
Isaac walks up the the door to the inn, looking at the
address outside and matching it to the address on the paper.

32.

The whole area next to the doorway is shown with nobody else
there.
                                                            
Isaac grabs the door and pulls it wide open, then hears a
yelp.
                                                            
                       WINOC
WOAH, WATCH IT!
                                                            
Winoc jumps and stumbles out of the way, seemingly appearing
from next to the door. Isaac almost slammed the door into
him (Winoc is outside, where Isaac is, not inside).
                                                            
                       WINOC
What the hell was that about?!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Extremely
       confused)
I didn't see you.
                                                            
                       WINOC
I was standing right there, are
you blind?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Thoroughly
       confused)
I swear I was looking there just
half a second ago and didn't see
anything.
                                                            
                       WINOC
You almost broke my nose!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You came out of nowhere!
                                                            
                       WINOC
Watch it next time.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Right... Well my apologies Mr..
                                                            
                       WINOC
It's Winoc.
                                                            
 
INT. VICTOR'S INN - DAY
                                                            
Isaac reopens the door and walks inside quite flustered,
with Winoc behind him. Isaac looks around for a second, and
Winoc goes over to the communal mail box, and sorts through

33.

some letters in his box. Maurice Guevere is sitting in the
foyer reading a paper. There is an angry-looking man at the
counter as well (Victor).
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Do you need something, or are you
just here to assault my guests?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Turns to see
       Victor)
What?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Obviously angry)
I asked if you're just here to
slam doors in people's faces, or
if you want something.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I didn't see him!
                                                            
                       VICTOR
I asked if you want something.
                                                            
Isaac is very shocked, flustered and is caught off-guard. He
is not quite sure what to think.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
No I'm... I'm just visiting. I was
just looking around.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Seething)
You ARE aware this is an inn
right? This isn't some museum.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I was just hoping to learn more
about Dr. Henry Madison.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
He was a paying customer. There
you go. You are not. Now you're
bothering my guests.
                                                            
Isaac looks around. It's just him, Winoc and Maurice. Winoc
looks a little puzzled too, and he just shrugs. Maurice
keeps reading and sighs.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
      (Sighing)
He isn't bothering us Victor.
                                                            

34.

                       WINOC
I guess he's alright. He missed me
after all.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Extremely angry)
The rest of the inn is reserved
for guests. If you want to stay
you'll have to pay.
                                                            
Victor turns around and goes into the back room, thoroughly
disgusted at being defeated. He slams the door leading into
the back very loudly.
                                                            
Maurice folds up his paper and stands up.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Best be going then before he flips
out and calls the police.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Still shocked)
...Right. No problem.
                                                            
Isaac goes out the door, and Maurice follows closely behind
him.
                                                            
 
EXT. RAIMES STREET - DAY
                                                            
Isaac walks out into the street, and Maurice walks out with
him.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Sorry about that. Wasn't your
fault really, don't feel bad.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
What's he so upset about?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Well his inn isn't exactly pulling
in the largest profits. You can
imagine why with an attitude like
that.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
So he takes it out on everyone who
comes in?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Well you also had bad timing with
Dr. Madison dying recently.
                                                            

35.

                       ISAAC
Why, were they friends?
                                                            
Maurice's face turns very serious as he turns to Isaac.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
They were more than friends...
They were lovers.
                                                            
Isaac stops dead in his tracks, and his eyes grow large.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Extremely shocked)
...
                                                            
                       MAURICE
      (Slapping Isaac on
       the back)
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA, OH, JUST
KIDDING. Oh man, you should have
seen the look on your face. No,
don't worry, I'm kidding.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Still a little
       shocked)
..Right..
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Oh ho, no. Haha, sorry. Well I
wouldn't say friends. Victor
doesn't make friends. Probably
about as close as he could be to
friends though. Dr. Madison was a
very successful man, unlike
Victor. It's hard to run an Inn in
such a small town with so few
visitors. So Dr. Madison stayed at
the inn, and he made many generous
donations to the inn. Madison also
made many referrals, and kept
people coming in. He referred me
in fact. He almost kept the inn
running single-handedly. You
didn't see it when you were there,
but it has a good many facilities
Madison helped improve, like a
small music theater inside.
Anyway, all of a sudden Dr.
Madison dies, and then POOF. No
more donations. It's been a pretty
grim week for Victor. Things
aren't looking good. He has a hard
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36.

                       MAURICE (cont'd)
time doing it on his own.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Why was Madison so interested in
keeping it going?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Not sure. He was a nice guy. He
also spent a lot of time there.
Maybe he just REALLY wanted a room
reserved for him at all times.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Maybe.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
So are you just looking around
then?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
For now. I'm not really sure quite
what I'm doing.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
I feel the same way. Remember
Alexander pointing out the colors
I had in my painting?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
With the green sky or something?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Right, exactly. I didn't know I
was doing that. I didn't even
notice. Now that he's pointed it
out though, I'm looking at my
other paintings, and they're all
wrong too.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Maybe you're just color blind.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
      (Getting serious)
No no, that's not it. This is
serious. I can't get it right. The
colors are completely wrong, not
even close. That's not even the
weird part though. See, when I ask
other people about my paintings,
they don't see anything wrong with
them. At all. They don't even
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37.

                       MAURICE (cont'd)
notice.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It's good to know the rest of the
town is more tactful than
Alexander was.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
      (More concerned)
No, that's not it! They REALLY
don't notice. They can't tell.
It's very obvious too. There's no
way they're just missing it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Well if nobody sees a mistake,
what's wrong with it?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
That IS the problem! Something
weird is going on. I swear,
there's something not right. This
is like the Emperor's New Clothes.
I feel like everyone is playing a
joke on me, but I can tell they're
serious!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Really?
                                                            
                       MAURICE
      (Calming down)
Yes really! Take my word for it,
something is up. I need to find
out what's wrong. You'll see.
                                                            
Footsteps are heard behind them, and Winoc is seen running
up.
                                                            
                       WINOC
      (Waving)
HEY!
                                                            
Winoc catches up between them.
                                                            
                       WINOC
      (To Isaac)
Hey! Yeah, didn't want you
thinking I was the same kind of
jerk Victor is. I was just a
little put off at first with a
door in my face.
                                                            

38.

                       MAURICE
Aw, Victor's not a jerk.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Yeah.. He is actually..
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Well don't let him hear you say
that at any rate.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Maybe I should. He'd kick me out
and I wouldn't have to deal with
him any more.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Be careful what you wish for
Winoc. I'm going to go. Work to
do. I suggest you try again when
he's in a better mood Isaac. Good
day to both of you.
                                                            
Maurice waves behind him as he turns off down another
street. Isaac and Winoc keep walking.
                                                            
                       WINOC
SO! Where are we headed?
                                                            
Isaac is a little annoyed at his new company, but Winoc
isn't bothered a bit, and is happy to invite himself along.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Well I was headed this way. To
this address.
                                                            
Isaac shows him the paper. Winoc looks at it with mild
interest, then hands it back.
                                                            
                       WINOC
So who lives there?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Not sure.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Why are you going there then?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Not sure.
                                                            
Winoc screw up his face in confusion.
                                                            

39.

                       WINOC
Uh.. Really?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yeah, really.
                                                            
                       WINOC
How are you sure you're going to
the right place then?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I don't. Don't know until you try
though, do you?
                                                            
Dorian Grey is seen walking down the path they're on, going
away from them. He's carrying a violin case.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Oh, that's Dorian Gray. Composer
and musician.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I know.
                                                            
                       WINOC
You know?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I met him.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Ah. Getting around then.
                                                            
Isaac stops, looks at a mailbox, then at his paper, then
back at the mailbox. Then he looks at the house. The mailbox
says "Santios" on it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Weird.
                                                            
                       WINOC
What's weird?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
This is it.
                                                            
                       WINOC
How is that weird?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I've been here before. When I
first got here.
                                                            

40.

                       WINOC
      (Brightening)
You know Sylvie?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I met her, yes. Very forgetful
girl.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Haha, that's true. Beautiful too.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes... Not really sure what to do
here though.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Knock on the door obviously.
You're not very good at this whole
"visiting people" thing.
                                                            
 
EXT. AGATHA'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Winoc walks up on the porch and knocks on the door. Isaac
follows him up.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE (VO)
COMING!
                                                            
Sylvie runs up to the door and opens it.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
Winoc! How good to see you.
                                                            
                       WINOC
And you too! I'm always happy to
see you.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Giggling)
Why thank you Winoc. You and your
friend are looking strapping
today.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Isaac.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Holds out hand)
How nice to meet you Isaac. My
name is Sylvie.
                                                            

41.

                       ISAAC
      (Confused)
I know. We met yesterday.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Remember I walked you home after
you almost passed out? I was with
Rafael and Alexander.
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
      (Smiling)
Uh.... No. Nope. Doesn't ring a
bell.
                                                            
Agatha walks up to the door from behind.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Sylvie, have you not left yet?
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
OH! Sorry, I forgot. Nice to meet
you Isaac, but I have to go.
                                                            
                       WINOC
Would you mind some company?
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
I would enjoy it very much!
                                                            
Winoc and Sylvie go off, Sylvie with a basket or a bag. They
are talking to each other as they leave.
                                                            
                       MELODY
Hello!
                                                            
Isaac turns around and sees a small girl around 8 or so
standing next to Agatha smiling up at him.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Good to see you again Mr. Marcel.
                                                            
                       MELODY
My name is Melody!
                                                            
Melody sticks out her hand, as though she wants to shake
Isaac's hand.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Smiles)
Nice to meet you Melody.
                                                            
Isaac crouches down and shakes her hand.
                                                            

42.

                       ISAAC
      (To Agatha)
Is she Sylvie's uh..
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Oh goodness, no. No, no, no. I'm
only taking care of her for a
neighbor.
                                                            
                       MELODY
Ms. Agatha, can I go outside with
Elizabeth?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Yes dear, but stay in the yard. I
have to keep an eye on you and I
can't be running all over.
                                                            
                       MELODY
Come on Elizabeth!
                                                            
Melody runs outside, looking like she's holding someone's
hand, but nobody is there. It is an invisible friend.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
So Mr. Marcel. To what do I owe
the pleasure?
                                                            
Agatha walks outside and sits in her chair. Isaac sits down
on a bench next to her.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I guess you could say Dr. Madison
suggested I pay a visit.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Is that so?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I think so. Hard to make sense of
someone you can not talk to.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Death never makes anything much
easier.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I suppose not... I wish I could
tell you why I came, but I have no
idea.
                                                            

43.

                       AGATHA
Oh, it doesn't matter. I told you
you could come by again whenever
you wanted, and you did. I enjoy
the company. There's a good reason
right there.
                                                            
Melody keeps playing in the yard with Elizabeth, and Agatha
and Isaac sit and look at the scenery off the porch.
Agatha's house sits at the top of a hill and has a beautiful
view. A field can be seen below with the De'Marc Manor off
to the left.
                                                            
After a short while, a voice is heard coming up the road.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Mr. Marcel!
                                                            
Alexander is seen walking up the road a little way down. He
waves to Isaac.
                                                            
Isaac stands up and faces Agatha.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Well thank you for being so
welcoming. I'll come back if I can
get my thoughts together.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
      (Smiling)
Good luck Mr. Marcel. See you
soon.
                                                            
 
EXT. RAIMES ROAD - DAY
                                                            
Isaac walks down the road and up to Alexander.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Enjoyed your little tour?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Tremendously.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I've been rather busy. Very
strange day.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Strange how?
                                                            

44.

                       ISAAC
I went into Madison's study this
morning, and I found a hidden
compartment with a journal page in
it and two addresses.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Did you keep them?
                                                            
Isaac hands Alexander the two papers, and they start walking
back toward town. Alexander unfolds the journal page and
reads it.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Woah. Trippy.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yeah. Then I visited the
addresses. The second one was
Agatha's house there... How did
you know I was there by the way?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
I asked Sylvie. She said she "Met"
a Mr. Isaac at her house. She also
seemed pleased to meet me. You
know what that's about?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Forgetful girl?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Ridiculously.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I also visited the second address.
It's the inn. Not a great
experience there. A man named
Victor owns the inn, and seemed
like he wanted to kill me just for
coming inside.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Yeah, I also saw Maurice. He told
me he met you there. I haven't
seen it yet though. Can you show
me?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I would really rather not go back.
                                                            

45.

                       ALEXANDER
Oh come on. Maybe Victor isn't
there. Maybe he's forgotten. Plus,
you won't learn anything unless
you take a proper look around.
There must be a reason Madison
thought that place was important.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Let's make it quick.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE VICTOR'S INN - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander come around the corner back to the Inn
where Isaac was before.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It's right here.
                                                            
Isaac walks up to the a house and stops. Alexander gives
Isaac a funny look.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Where?
                                                            
The inn isn't there. It is replaces by some small boarded-up
house.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It's... right here. I swear it was
right here.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
You forgot where it was?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
No! I could never forget that
place. I opened the door right
here and almost hit someone.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Are you sure?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes, it was right in front of the
fountain.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
It wasn't behind it?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
No.
                                                            

46.

                       ALEXANDER
      (Pointing)
So that isn't it?
                                                            
Alexander is facing the other direction, across the street.
He is pointing to a big building with a tower. It is the
inn. It is sitting on the other side of the street.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That's uh... That's it...
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Guess you got a little mixed up
then.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
No. It's on the opposite side. It
wasn't there. I'm sure...
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
So, what? It moved?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I don't know...
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Let's check it out.
                                                            
 
INT. VICTOR'S INN - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander walk inside the Inn. Isaac is still
confused about the inn. Alexander comes in behind Isaac and
looks around. Victor comes out from the back, and instantly
gets very upset when he notices Isaac.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Glaring)
You again?! You have business this
time?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
I just wanted to take a look
around.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (To Isaac)
You only left to bring your son
in?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
He's not my son.
                                                            

47.

                       VICTOR
Well how inconvenient for him.
Children aren't allowed inside
without their parents. He'll have
to leave. So will you. I'm trying
to run a business, not a daycare.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
I'm 19...
                                                            
A scream is suddenly heard outside, and Isaac and Alexander
jump. They both run outside to see what the problem is.
                                                            
 
EXT. RAIMES TOWN SQUARE FOUNTAIN - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander burst out the door and look around.
Everyone outside is gathered around the big fountain in the
middle of the square. The screams are coming from Sylvie,
who is with Winoc. They both look terrified. Sylvie is
crying and Winoc is trying to comfort her. Victor rushes out
as well, and he is similarly shocked. Isaac and Alexander
walk up to the fountain and see Maurice Guevere floating in
the water face-down with some blood lightly leaking out of
the back of his head. He is very obviously dead.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Oh my god..
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (To Alexander)
Come on!
                                                            
Isaac grabs Alexander and takes off down the street with
him.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I saw a police station right
around here as I was coming by. We
have to notify them right away.
                                                            
They arrive outside the station, and they burst inside out
of breath.
                                                            
 
INT. SHERIFF'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Both Alexander and Issac burst into the Sheriff's office,
out of breath from running as fast as they can.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Someone, we need help!!
                                                            

48.

There is a man sitting in a chair, leaning back behind his
desk (Sheriff Nezaire). He looks at them lazily.
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
You look fine to me.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
No, not us!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Outside!
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
There's someone-
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Dead!
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
In the fountain!
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
      (Calm)
Wait, someone died?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes!
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
      (A little confused)
In the fountain? Did they drown?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
We don't know.
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
You're sure? Nothing like that
ever happens here.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Come on!
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
Alright, let's take a look. Calm
down a bit. If they're dead, they
aren't going anywhere, are they.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
This is ridiculous, come on!
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
Alright, Alright.
                                                            

49.

Sheriff Nezaire gets up and heads out the door with Isaac
and Alexander.
                                                            
 
EXT. RAIMES TOWN SQUARE FOUNTAIN - DAY
                                                            
The three come into the square.
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
Alright, where's this body?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Right over here.
                                                            
The three of them walk over to the fountain. They look
inside and the body is gone.
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
In the fountain.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
It was right there!
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
      (Sarcastic)
Uh oh. Looks like the invisible
man was killed.
                                                            
Both Alexander and Isaac are completely weirded-out. The
both look around the fountain and try to find Maurice. Isaac
turns around and sees Winoc and Sylvie, both totally calm.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (To Sylvie)
What happened to the body?
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
What body?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
The one that was in the fountain
just 3 minutes ago!
                                                            
                       SYLVIE
I didn't see one...
                                                            
Isaac throws his hands up, realizing how stupid it was to
ask Sylvie. Of course she would forget.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (To Winoc)
Winoc, what happened?
                                                            

50.

                       WINOC
To the body?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
YES!
                                                            
                       WINOC
      (Totally sincere)
I never saw one in the first
place, so I wouldn't know. Who was
it?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
MAURICE!
                                                            
                       MAURICE
What?
                                                            
They hear Maurice respond. They all look up on the balcony
of the inn and see Maurice painting there with a canvas.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Wh- You were just in the fountain!
                                                            
Maurice looks down at himself and his clothes are dry. He
looks like he thinks Isaac is pulling some sort of joke on
him.
                                                            
                       MAURICE
Must have been someone else. I'm
dry. I've been painting.
                                                            
He raises his brush and color template to show them.
                                                            
                       NEZAIRE
      (Ticked off)
Next time you come screaming
murder, make sure there's a body.
I ought to lock you two up.
                                                            
Nezaire grumbles and walks away, angry at being pulled out
for nothing.
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander are left in the square very confused.
Maurice is shown painting, and his canvas is shown. All of
his colors are correct.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Let's go back to the manor..
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
..Yeah..
                                                            
 

51.

INT. DE'MARC MANOR - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander walk back into the manor looking
thoroughly confused and angry. They both hang up their
coats, and walk inside. Francis comes up to greet them.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Good Afternoon.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Francis, did you see anything odd
today, or hear about anything
happening?
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Like what?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Like a loud scream.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Or someone dying.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
      (Taken aback)
Uh.. no. Nothing of the sort. Why,
should I have?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Exasperated)
Apparently not.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
What about anything else? Anything
at all. Something odd, or out of
the ordinary.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Nothing of the sort. Funny you ask
though. Dr. Madison would mention
a lot of strange things he would
see. Odd little occurrences. Not
to me mind you. To Adelaide. She
would know more about it. You
ought to ask her.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
We will, thank you.
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander keep walking upstairs, and off toward
Adelaide's room.
                                                            

52.

                       ALEXANDER
Madison's journal was right.
There's something not right.
Something is up.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
...
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
I mean, there's no way we just
imagined it. We both saw it. It
obviously happened.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Did you see Maurice's painting?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
      (Confused)
I was too occupied with the dead
body disappearing.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
The colors were right on. He was
just telling me today how he
thought something was wrong. How
he never got the colors right. He
sounded like Madison.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Then we find him dead today.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Right.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
And he's cured.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Looks like all he needed was a
quick death to fix himself up.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Maybe it wasn't really him in the
fountain...
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It was him. I don't know how
though.
                                                            
The two arrive at the sisters' room and Isaac knocks on the
door.
                                                            

53.

                       ADELAIDE
Come in.
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander go inside, and see Adelaide cleaning up.
The room is very large, and there is a large window behind
her, giving a view of the yard.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Have you been outside today?
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
      (slightly confused)
Not yet. Are you my physical
adviser now?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
So you haven't seen anything out
of the ordinary today?
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Not until now, no.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Francis told us you might know
something about odd happenings
around here. He said Madison used
to tell you things he thought were
odd or out of place.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Sometimes. Small things, like
seeing things move, or suddenly
appear. None of it sounded too
extreme, so I never really took it
that seriously.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Did he ever mention people dying?
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
What? No! My goodness, did
something happen to you two today?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
We thought so.
                                                            
Aurora walks in to the room in a half-skip.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Thought what?
                                                            
Aurora crosses over towards her sister, and helps her clean
up.
                                                            

54.

                       ALEXANDER
Thought we saw something strange
today.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Oh, like Dr. Madison?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Right.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Like what?
                                                            
Alexander and Isaac then notice something fall outside the
window. It is a dark shape, the same size and shape as a
human body.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Shocked)
Like that!
                                                            
Alexander immediately turns around and bolts out the door,
followed by Isaac. Adelaide and Aurora look at the window,
quite confused. Isaac and Alexander tear down the stairs,
and burst out the door to the yard.
                                                            
 
EXT. DE'MARC MANOR YARD - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander burst into the yard, and they run around
to the back yard. They look for anything there. Rafael and
Dorian are outside at a table. Rafael is sitting and reading
a geography book, and Dorian is going over sheet music with
an open music book making notes.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
What the hell!
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
What's the matter?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
We just saw someone fall outside
that window!
                                                            
Alexander points to the window over the two of them. It is a
couple stories up. Nobody would have survived a fall of such
distance.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Really? I didn't see anything.
                                                            
Rafael looks a little concerned.
                                                            

55.

                       DORIAN
No. Nothing like that happened. We
have been here a while. We would
have noticed it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You're sure.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
We're sure.
                                                            
Both Dorian and Rafael look a little suspicious of Alexander
and Isaac. Both of them are looking at the pair like they're
nuts.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR - DAY
                                                            
Alexander and Isaac walk into the Manor. Isaac looks really
confused and focused. Alexander is extremely angry at this
point. They come in and see a police officer talking with
Adelaide with a notepad out (Officer Terrance Dufrain). He
finishes up with her, and faces toward Alexander and Isaac.
He is incredibly energetic and focused on what he's doing.
He seems almost terrified of screwing up.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (To Adelaide)
Did you call the police?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
He got here incredibly fast.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
      (Saluting,
       standing stiff)
OFFICER TERRANCE DUFRAIN!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Isaac Marcel
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Alexander Je'Metois...
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
I was only here to collect
documentation for the records on
Dr. Madison.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
On Dr. Madison?
                                                            

56.

                       DUFRAIN
His death sir! The details of his
death.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Oh, so you're not here for that...
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
For what?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
For the per-
                                                            
Isaac interrupts Alexander to shut him up.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
For anything else. Right?
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
Uh, RIGHT! Right! Of course not!
I'm focused on only this. So then
it is very good that you showed up
just when you did.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Why?
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
So I can question you of course!
Mr. Marcel, you know Dr. Madison,
correct?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I did.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
Mr. Marcel! Did you kill him?!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Wait, what?! No! I wasn't even
here when he died!
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
Oh. My apologies! I got ahead of
myself.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
What do you mean "killed"? How did
he die?
                                                            

57.

                       ISAAC
I don't know that either. I was
only told of his death. I assumed
he grew sick.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
No sir! He was quite healthy at
the time. Physically at least.
Until he died of course. It would
appear that he killed himself. He
was found at the foot of the clock
tower. He had fallen to his death!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Was he suicidal?
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
Not until he died.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Are you suggesting he was
perfectly fine until he up and
decided to throw himself off the
clock tower?
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
It would seem that way as of right
now. The only problem is that
there weren't any witnesses. It
was in the middle of the night, so
he wasn't found until morning.
That's why I was assigned to
collect statements! Sorry. This is
my first investigation.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Sarcastic)
I couldn't tell.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
Thank you sir!
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
So is there suspicion of murder?
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
That's even less likely than his
suicide. He didn't have any
enemies. Everyone here loved him!
Even Victor!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
So what do you think?
                                                            

58.

                       DUFRAIN
You want to know what I think?
                                                            
Dufrain leans in very close and looks around to make sure
nobody else is listening.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
      (Very sure of
       himself)
I think he tripped.
                                                            
Dufrain straightens back up.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
The difficult part is proving it!
                                                            
Isaac is less than impressed with his evaluation, but
doesn't say anything.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Have there been any accident
reports lately?
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
What?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Reports. Of accidents in town.
Have there been any at the police
station? Any at all?
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
No... YES! Interesting you mention
that sir! My superior, Sheriff
Nezaire, he told me about two
people who came in reporting an
imaginary dead body. They brought
him out to show him nothing.
"Nutjobs" he said. People need to
take the law more seriously!
Sheriff Nezaire is a busy man! He
doesn't have time for that kind of
nonsense!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Sarcastic)
Right. Of course not.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
Thank you both for your help! If
you find anything out, be sure to
let me know, alright?!
                                                            

59.

                       ISAAC
      (Dry)
You'll be the first to know.
                                                            
                       DUFRAIN
Excellent! Well then, good day to
both of you.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Dry)
Right. You too.
                                                            
Officer Dufrain turns around and heads out the door, walking
very quickly with a sense of purpose and duty.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR DINING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Everyone is sitting around at the table, eating dinner
again. Rafael, Isaac, Adelaide, Alexander and Aurora again.
This time, Alexander is eating with Aurora though. Everyone
is talking and chatting about various things.
                                                            
                       AURORA
You two never said what it was you
saw outside the window.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Nothing.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
They thought they saw a body fall
past the window. Told me when they
came outside.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
We DID.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
I looked out the window when you
ran out. There was nothing
outside.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Except Rafael and Dorian!
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Of course! We would have noticed
something.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
Nobody could have survived a drop
like that either.
                                                            

60.

                       RAFAEL
Maybe it was a bird.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Trying to end it)
Yes, maybe it was a bird.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
      (Offended)
It wasn't a b-
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Glares at
       Alexander)
We probably saw it wrong.
Overactive imagination.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
A large owl perhaps.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
      (Annoyed)
Right... An Owl..
                                                            
There is music playing in the background, and at this point,
the music picks up. It becomes much much more active,
turning into a rondo. Everyone has finished dinner at this
point, and Aurora gets up and begins to sway to the music.
Then she brightens up and gets an idea.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Alexander, you can dance, can't
you?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
He's taken classes.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Come on Alexander!
                                                            
Aurora brightens up immensely, and she grabs Alexander,
pulling him up. He reluctantly starts up, holding Aurora,
and the song begins to build. This keeps going, and
Alexander is bale to keep up with Aurora completely. Both of
them can dance incredibly well. The music builds with the
intensity of their dance, a sort of tango. This keeps going
until the crescendo of the song, when Aurora seems to
shimmer for a second, and Alexander fades through her arms,
and falls to the ground. The music is cut short.
                                                            
                       AURORA
Alex! I'm so sorry!
                                                            

61.

Isaac shakes his head, thinking he saw something incredibly
strange.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
No, no, It's my fault. It got a
little intense. I was going too
fast and I fell, don't worry.
                                                            
                       AURORA
No, I dropped you! I, I thought I
had a hold on you. Are you
alright?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
I'm fine. It isn't your fault.
                                                            
Aurora helps him back up, and the food is cleaned up. Isaac
gets up and leaves on his own. He heads upstairs to his
room.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR - NIGHT
                                                            
Isaac is shown on his bed. Sitting up in the light,
re-reading the journal entry he has that Madison wrote. He
keeps going over it, trying to make sense it, and put some
meaning to it.
                                                            
Isaac sighs, rubs his eyes, and then stands up, deciding to
ask Adelaide about the note. he gets up and goes out of his
room.
                                                            
Isaac heads down the hall toward her room, and he hears some
music coming from the main hall. He goes toward the music to
investigate, and sees a girl dancing. It is assumed that it
is Aurora, until she stops and notices Isaac. It's actually
Adelaide.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Isaac! Come on. Let's dance!
                                                            
Isaac is totally confused. Adelaide would never act in such
a way.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Are you feeling alright Adelaide?
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
      (Laughing)
Haha, No, of course not! I have to
dance alone. Come on!
                                                            

62.

Adelaide runs up and she grabs Isaac by the hand and drags
him onto the floor.
                                                            
                       ADELAIDE
Come on, nobody else is here!
                                                            
Adelaide is very energetic and excited, acting exactly like
Aurora. She holds Isaac and pulls him close to her and into
a dance. A fast waltz-type dance. Isaac is completely
dumbfounded, unable to understand why she is acting the way
she is.
                                                            
Aurora walks in in the middle of it, and she stands calmly
by the doorway to watch them. She remains quiet and polite
the entire time. Exactly like Adelaide. Isaac doesn't notice
her while they are dancing.
                                                            
In the middle of it, Rafael and Francis suddenly burst into
the hall, loudly arguing with each-other, completely unaware
of what is going on in the hall.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
How can you expect me to believe
something so outrageous?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Well maybe if YOU can been to
Africa, you would understand.
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
It's not a matter of culture,
that's just not the way it's done!
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
No, that's not the way YOU do it.
An entire continent begs to differ
with you!
                                                            
Isaac and Adelaide immediately stop when the two of them
burst in. They argue for a couple seconds until they notice
Isaac and Adelaide standing in the middle, with Aurora on
the side.
                                                            
Rafael and Francis then notice, and everyone stops for about
4 seconds. Then Rafael and Francis continue their arguing as
they head toward the kitchen.
                                                            
Adelaide is then straightening herself out, and Aurora is
giggling at Francis and Rafael's arguing, running after
them, and getting in on the conversation. Both of them seem
back to normal.
                                                            

63.

                       ADELAIDE
Oh, Mr. Marcel. Sorry. I'm feeling
very dizzy. I'll need to head back
to my room. I'm not feeling
well...
                                                            
Adelaide then heads back toward her room, and Isaac is left
standing just as confused as ever.
                                                            
 
INT. ISAAC'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Isaac heads back to his room and he sits for a few seconds,
once again looking at the folded up journal, then putting it
back. He sits still, staring at the wall for several seconds
until he decides to get up and walk to his balcony.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE DE'MARC MANOR - NIGHT
                                                            
Isaac stands on the balcony, looking out on the yard. He
sits there for a few seconds, until he sees a dark figure
run through the yard. A human shape. Isaac immediately
springs to life, and jumps from the side of his balcony,
grabbing a pole and sliding down to the ground. As soon as
he hits, he takes off after the figure. He begins to gain on
it, and then the figure turns around for a second and
notices it's being chased. The dark figure immediately takes
off sprinting as well. There is then a chase for a while as
they head toward the heart of the town. It picks up, until
the figure disappears around a corner. Isaac runs around the
corner, and spots it for a brief second before he runs
directly into Winoc at full speed, knocking both of them
over.
                                                            
                       WINOC
AHHHHH!!!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
DAMMIT!
                                                            
                       WINOC
That really hurt!!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You appeared right in front of me
out of nowhere!
                                                            
                       WINOC
Oh RIGHT! Just like last time when
you tried to break my nose with a
door!
                                                            

64.

                       ISAAC
YES, EXACTLY!
                                                            
                       WINOC
Man, you really have it in for me,
don't you? This is the second time
you've done this!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It's pitch black out, how am I
supposed to see you?!
                                                            
                       WINOC
It would be a lot easier to focus
on where you're going if you
weren't practicing for a 100 yard
sprint!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Did you not see the other person
who just ran by here?!
                                                            
                       WINOC
No! I didn't see a thing. What,
are you chasing your invisible
body again?
                                                            
Isaac is looking at the inn, trying to track where the dark
figure went.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I'm not making things up, I just
chased someone all the way here
until you stopped me!
                                                            
Isaac turns back to Winoc, and he's gone. He looks around,
and there is nobody there.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Hey! Winoc!...Winoc!!
                                                            
There is no reply from any direction. Isaac gives up and he
runs over to the inn.
                                                            
 
INT. VICTOR'S INN - NIGHT
                                                            
Isaac bursts into the Inn. He is frantically looking around,
trying to spot the figure he saw.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You're back again?
                                                            

65.

                       ISAAC
Have you seen anyone come in? Any
guests, anyone at all?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (Extremely
       Offended)
Have I seen ANYONE COME IN?! What
are you trying to say about my
business?!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I saw someone rush inside. I
wanted to know if there was anyone
here!
                                                            
                       VICTOR
So now people can't come in here
without being under suspicion?!
People stay here because it is an
INN. I have GUESTS here. Of course
someone is HERE.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That's not what I meant!
                                                            
                       VICTOR
If you are really so pathetic that
you must come in the middle of the
night to insult perfect strangers,
then you are NOT welcome here, and
neither is your little friend.
Please show yourself out!
                                                            
Victor takes Isaac the completely wrong way, and he turns
around, slamming the door to the back room behind him. Isaac
turns around, determined, and he begins to head up the
stairs. The entrance was extremely tight and small, but as
he goes up, the place beings to open up. There are a good
number of doors along the way, and a couple of them have
light coming out underneath.
                                                            
There is a large stone spiral staircase through a door at
the end of one hall. Isaac hears wind blowing from under the
door, which is unlocked. He opens it. It leads up into the
clock tower, twisting around gear works, several stories up.
The gears are completely stopped though. The clock has been
completely stopped for a while.
                                                            
Isaac makes his way up, and when he reaches the top, there
is a short little hallway that ends in a wall. The path
dead-ends. Isaac sighs, tired and disappointed. He looks at
this area, until he hears violin music coming from outside

66.

the door at the bottom. He turns around and he heads back
down.
                                                            
He heads out the door at the bottom, and crosses the hall
toward where the music is coming from. He opens a large
door, leading into a music auditorium with several theater
seats. Dorian is standing on the stage, playing his violin.
Maurice is in front of Dorian, with a canvas in front of
him, painting the stage. Isaac walks inside and he sits in
one of the seats as he listens to Dorian play. He really is
quite incredible. Isaac looks at Maurice's painting. It is a
very realistic picture of the stage, with a violin floating
in it. Dorian is not in the picture.
                                                            
Dorian finishes his song, and he bows deeply while Isaac
claps from the back, and so does Maurice. Dorian thanks
Maurice, and he steps down from the stage, heading out the
door, bidding goodnight to Isaac and Maurice.
                                                            
Isaac gets up, and he heads out the door as well. He walks
back down the hall, and into the lobby. Victor glares at him
as he walks out.
                                                            
 
INT. DE'MARC MANOR - DAY
                                                            
Isaac wakes up, yawns, stretches, and he heads downstairs
for breakfast.
                                                            
Isaac walks up to Francis.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Where is Alexander?
                                                            
                       FRANCIS
He already left with Lady Aurora.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Exasperated)
Right. Of course.
                                                            
He sits down to eat, and Rafael comes and sits down next to
him a few seconds later.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Good morning Mr. Marcel!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Good morning Rafael.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Sleep well?
                                                            

67.

                       ISAAC
      (Bored and tired)
Splendidly
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It is hard not to in such a bed as
the one you have. I have the honor
myself, I know how lucky you are.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Right.
                                                            
Isaac rubs his face and groans, tired and disappointed with
last night.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
The only place I have seen that
matches this sort of comfort was
in Portugal.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Uninterested)
Is that so?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It is. You see, I was commissioned
to map a region for a Spanish
royal family there, and they had
me stay with them. Their
accommodations were simply
outstanding.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Hmm.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Now the odd part about this region
was the need for a very accurate
topographical map. They had to
know because they were interested
in opening a mine in the region.
Their decision really depended on
what I returned to them.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You must be proud.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
The problem was that I couldn't
get accurate compass readings, and
kept going around in circles.
Imagine, me! Getting lost in my
home country. You know why?
                                                            

68.

                       ISAAC
No clue.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
There were enormous deposits of
lodestone in the hills. The
compass kept pointing toward the
largest hill. It took me a while
to figure out, and I had to re-do
everything. It was an incredible
pain, but the accommodations made
it worth it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Sounds like it.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I actually had a similar problem
here you know. The very same
thing. Lodestone deposits under
the clock tower in the Inn. Rather
dense too. I heard it affected
their building as well. It made it
very difficult to map the tower
for Dr. Madison. If I hadn't had
that experience in Portugal, I
probably wouldn't have recognized
the problem. I did manage to work
around it though. I never quit
until I'm done. Shame I never got
to deliver it though. He died
right after I finished it.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Thoroughly
       uninterested)
That's the way to be.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
That wasn't even the most
difficult job either. Let me tell
you, I was once commissioned to
make a map of a sunken city. A
sunken city! What would someone
need a map of that for?
                                                            
Isaac suddenly perks up with realization.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Wait a second, what was that last
bit?
                                                            

69.

                       RAFAEL
A sunken city. Totally useless.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
No, before that.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
The Lodestone?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Did you say you made a map of the
clock tower?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
For Dr. Madison, he requested it,
yes.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Do you still have it?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Yes, of course.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Can I see it?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Right now?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes, now.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Alright.
                                                            
 
INT. RAFAEL'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Isaac and Rafael walk into Rafael's room, and look around.
The walls are completely covered in maps, charts, diagrams,
and drawings. Literally no part of the original wall is
visible.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Welcome!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It looks like a pirate base of
some sort.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Why thank you! I feel it has a
certain expansive feel to it.
                                                            

70.

                       ISAAC
So where is the map?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I almost forgot! Of course. Here,
here.
                                                            
Rafael walks over to a tall series of cubby-holes that run
in deep. He pulls out a tube from one of the holes, and
takes off the cap. He walks over to his large desk, pulls a
map out of the tube, and spreads it out over the table.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Wow.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
An odd thing to have to map. Very
specific. One building. He only
asked me for this, and a map of
the city. Only those two. I wasn't
one to argue, the price was right.
Between the two though, I was only
able to finish this.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It is amazingly detailed.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Down to the inch. I spare no
detail.
                                                            
Rafael points to a part of the map, the entrance.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
To get your bearings, this is the
entrance. I assume you've been
there before?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
A few times, yes.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
      (Smiling)
Ah, so you've met Vicious Victor.
Lucky you. Well this is his little
hideout area, in the back room.
                                                            
Victor points again to the back room, then moves up into the
hallway.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Then into the hallway. The
strangest building design, it
opens up and grows wider as it
            (MORE)

71.

                       RAFAEL (cont'd)
goes. It's like the builders
wanted the lobby to feel as
restrictive and tight as Victor
makes it seem.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That large room is the Auditorium,
right?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Yes, it is. It was much more
active in the early days of the
city, serving almost as a
community center. Maybe that was
the original intention of having
such a large inn.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
The rooms are larger than I
expected.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
There is a lot of space to fill in
this building. Maybe that is why
they put the clock tower here.
Every town needs one, so put it
where we have the most space,
right?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Pointing)
This is the spiral staircase,
right?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Yes, my favorite part. It's really
quite impressive how it winds
around the gear works. Though the
clock only works sporadically. It
has been off for a while now.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
And it just dead-ends at the top.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Right.
                                                            
Isaac looks closely at the map near the dead end, and just
beyond it. There is a large white space between the outside
wall and the end of the dead end.
                                                            

72.

                       ISAAC
      (Pointing)
Wait, what is this space here?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Nothing. It's just unmapped area
outside the building.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
      (Pointing)
But the outside wall is over here.
                                                            
Rafael's face screws up, and he looks more closely, thinking
about it.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Now that you mention it, that IS a
rather large gap for just empty
space. And this Inn did not spare
an inch of space. It's packed
tight.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You didn't check there?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Well I did. There's nothing there.
Just a wall.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Just a wall...
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I admit it's strange, but I really
was very thorough.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Do you know where Dr. Madison
died?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
      (Circling with his
       finger)
On this map? I suppose it would be
somewhere around here.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That's right outside of the empty
space.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Right... but Madison fell from the
top of the tower to his death. It
would have happened on the tower
            (MORE)

73.

                       RAFAEL (cont'd)
above him, right here.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You don't know that. There weren't
any witnesses.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
That's true. Even assuming he did
fall from there though, what
difference would it make?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You have sketches of the outside
wall here. Are these windows
accurate?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Down to the detail.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Then that window is right on the
wall where the white space is.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Right. They kept them uniform
based on aesthetics from the
outside view.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
There is no window there now
though. I noticed one missing
right there when I first visited.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
It was there when I made this, I'm
sure I would have noticed
something like that.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I'm sure you would as well. Down
to every inch. Which means the
window broke at some point between
when you painted this and when I
saw it.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Are you suggesting Dr. Madison
threw himself through the window?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
No... If Dr. Madison wanted to
kill himself, he would have jumped
from the open top of the tower. He
            (MORE)

74.

                       ISAAC (cont'd)
wouldn't have snuck into a secret
room and attempted to throw
himself through a tough
stained-glass window. Someone
threw him through it.
                                                            
Rafael's face goes white.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
This proves he was murdered.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes, but it doesn't say by who. We
also don't know how to get into
that room. You have no idea, do
you?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I haven't been around long enough
to know anyone who might have any
idea of the plans.... but I know
someone who might.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Who?
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Agatha. She's been here longer
than anybody else. She would know
more of the town than anyone else
would. She might know how to get
in.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I'll go there right now. Keep this
map safe. We may need another
copy.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
I'll make one right now.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Don't tell anybody about this.
Anyone could be a suspect. We need
to take this slowly. We need to
figure out why it happened. Just
keep the map safe, and don't talk
about this until I find a way into
that room.
                                                            
                       RAFAEL
Of course.
                                                            

75.

Rafael sits down with his writing equipment, and Isaac heads
out the door to Agatha's house.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE AGATHA'S HOUSE + RAIMES ROAD - DAY
                                                            
It is dusk at this point.
                                                            
Isaac walks up to Agatha's house from the road. She is
sitting out on the porch, and Melody is playing outside with
Elizabeth.
                                                            
Isaac walks up toward the porch, giving a wry smile as he
watches Melody playing out front.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Hello Agatha.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Good evening Isaac. Please, sit
down. It's nice to have you over.
                                                            
Isaac sits down next to her on a bench.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Agatha, I have a very important
question for you.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Of course you do.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
How much do you know about the inn
in town?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
The one Victor runs?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Yes. The one with the clock tower.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
I know it's even older than I am.
It's the oldest building in the
city after De'Marc manor.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Do you know of how it was built?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
How? With bricks and mortar I
would imagine. When? Long before
my time, and I've been here all my
life. I may be old, but I'm not
            (MORE)

76.

                       AGATHA (cont'd)
THAT old.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Do you know your way around it?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Are you looking for something
there?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
...I think there is a hidden room
at the top of the tower. I was
hoping you would know something.
                                                            
Agatha laughs and smiles.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
My, that does sound exciting.
Hidden rooms and secret passages.
I'm afraid I can't help you though
Mr. Madison. I've never even been
inside the building. When I was a
girl, the inn was owned by
Victor's father. He was even
nastier than Victor. I was too
terrified to ever set foot near
it.
                                                            
Isaac sighs and slumps down in his seat.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
I'm sure you could figure it out
on your own though. I'm surprised
you came here first. You're
smarter than I am. I'm sure you'd
figure it out long before I would.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I hope so. I think Madison already
did.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
      (Turns and smiles)
It's a challenge then.
                                                            
Isaac sighs and relaxes and sits back. He notices Alexander
far away, down at the bottom of the field with Aurora. The
two are running through the field, and come to the foot of a
tree. The two then stop, and Alexander holds Aurora, and the
two kiss under the tree, several times. Isaac is shocked at
first, but shrugs it off, and just turns away, relaxing. He

77.

and Agatha watch Melody playing with Elizabeth like last
time for several seconds.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Why do you let her do that?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Let her do what?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Play like that with an imaginary
friend. It's not real.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
      (Smiling)
Imaginary? Why she's right there.
Plain as day. You don't see her
Mr. Marcel?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I suppose my imagination's not
what it once was.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
What if you were like her Mr.
Marcel?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Hmm?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
What if you had something
important to you like Elizabeth?
What if you had found something so
beautiful that you fell head over
heels in love with it? But it
wasn't real. Would you really want
to know? Would it really matter?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
The truth is more important than
delusion.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
The truth?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Reality is not always so kind.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
      (Chuckles)
Reality? What makes you so sure
everything you see is reality?
                                                            

78.

                       ISAAC
      (Smiling, thinking)
I try my best to judge.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
That's all we can do Mr. Marcel.
Just don't let judgment cloud
what's important.
                                                            
Isaac and Agatha watch Melody for a little while longer as
the sun sets, and then her mother calls her.
                                                            
                       FRANCINE
      (Calling)
Melody! It's time for lunch now
dear!
                                                            
Melody runs up to the house where her mother called her.
                                                            
                       MELODY
Can Elizabeth come in to eat as
well?
                                                            
                       FRANCINE
      (Sighing, then wry
       smile)
No sweetie, Elizabeth will have to
go home to eat.
                                                            
                       MELODY
      (Turning)
Sorry Elizabeth.
                                                            
Melody then goes inside with her mother. Alexander then
approaches from the bottom of the hill. He comes up toward
Isaac.
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Good Evening Alexander.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Yes, it is. How are you Ms.
Santios?
                                                            
                       AGATHA
Doing very well. Rather cold
though. I'm afraid I'm going to
have to head inside. I do wish you
the best of luck though Isaac.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Thank you Agatha.
                                                            

79.

                       AGATHA
      (Tired smile)
Goodbye.
                                                            
Agatha heads inside and closes the door, while Isaac walks
down the path, and Alexander follows.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
So I was thinking we would head
back tomorrow. I learned what I
needed to.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
      (Slightly scared)
Wait, what?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Tomorrow. We head back home. We've
been here almost 3 days. That's
more than enough. I've paid my
respects.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
But we haven't leaned what's wrong
here! Something is going on, you
know it as well as I do.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It isn't our business. We
shouldn't meddle in the affairs
here.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
No! We can't leave!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Oh? Why not?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Because it's just... It's..
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Aurora, right?
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
What?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
You can't leave Aurora now. Am I
right? I saw you two down by the
tree.
                                                            
Alexander turns very flush, and starts stammering.
                                                            

80.

                       ISAAC
Don't worry. We aren't leaving
yet. I just wanted to see your
reaction. You realize we will have
to leave though. And relatively
soon.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
I... I know.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Then get ready for when that
happens. I have some bad news for
you in the meantime though.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
What?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Henry was murdered, and I know
where and how.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
By who?!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That's what I don't know.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
How can you be sure?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Rafael showed me a very detailed
map of the tower next to where
Henry's body was found. Since he
drew it, one of the windows was
broken right above where Henry was
found dead. He was thrown through
it.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Wow... It's.. do you know why?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I have no idea. Beyond that, I
have no idea how to prove it. The
room he would have to be thrown
out of is supposed to not exist.
There's a dead end where the door
would be.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
That's impossible though.
                                                            

81.

                       ISAAC
I know. I believe there's a secret
entrance into the room. And we're
going to find it right now.
                                                            
 
INT. VICTOR'S INN - NIGHT
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander come in the front door of the Inn.
Victor is not there though. The turn to the stairs, and walk
up into the hallway. They keep walking down the hallway
until they come to the door leading to the clock room.
Alexander tries to open the door. It's locked.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
It's locked, we'll need the key if
we're-
                                                            
Isaac interrupts him by kicking the door right under the
lock extremely hard and busting it open.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
WOAH
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Victor can pay for it. Let's go.
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander walk up the spiral staircase, around the
gear works, and up to the dead-end.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Well this is it.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
This is it?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It's through this wall.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Looks heavy.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
This is going to sound silly, but
check every inch of this area for
a switch. Every rock is suspect.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
It's a room made of stone...
                                                            
                       ISAAC
It won't be fast work then.
                                                            

82.

Alexander and Isaac begin looking around. Isaac is next to
the door, feeling the seams in the wall, testing every
single stone to see if it gives. Alexander begins to walk
down the stairs a little bit, admiring the clockwork.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Do you know why this thing stopped
working?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Time, I suppose. The building has
been here a while.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Yeah, but these things are
supposed to last forever.
                                                            
He looks through the gold-colored center of it, trying to
access what stopped it from working.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Piece of junk.
                                                            
Alexander kicks a large metal plate covering the side of it,
which then comes loose and falls forward onto the steps.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Watch it.
                                                            
Alexander leans in to see what's under the metal plate, and
he sees two large gears with a metal walking cane stuck
between them. He grabs the walking cane and yanks it out. He
holds it and admires it for a second. It's very heavy and
solid, with an expensive-looking gem in the top.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Hey, I found a c-
                                                            
Alexander is interrupted as the gearworks suddenly lurch to
life, and begin to turn. The entire system begins to turn
and pump, and a loud ticking sound is heard.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
What the hell did you do?!
                                                            
Alexander looks behind Isaac, and points at the wall.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Opened the door apparently.
                                                            
The stone wall dead end is raising up, and slides slowly to
the top. It finally settles, and a room is seen inside.
                                                            
 

83.

INT. MADISON'S SECRET ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander step inside the room and look around.
There are some desks, dressers, chairs, and papers
everywhere. There are pictures of Dr. Madison and Adelaide
and Aurora. This is the same room as the one in the first
scene.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Wow.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
That explains why Henry wanted to
stay here. And why the clock
behaved erratically the last few
years.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
This is all his stuff. But why did
he want to hide it like this?
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I don't know, but... he ended up
dying here.
                                                            
Alexander walks over to the window, and looks out. He bends
down, looks at the edges of the window, some shards of
broken glass are still in the frame.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
You're right. The window was
broken.
                                                            
Isaac goes to the big desk, and starts to sort through the
papers while Alexander walks around the rather large room,
looking at various things there.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Medical records. All the people he
treated and their information.
                                                            
Isaac continues to look around, and then pauses for a
second. He then reaches under the desk in the same place he
did on the desk in Madison's room in the manor. He pushes a
little latch, and the secret drawer comes free. Isaac pulls
it out, and puts it on the desk. Inside is a journal with a
little key lock on it. Isaac rips the little lock off and
opens it up. He begins to read, flipping through the pages.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Find something?
                                                            

84.

                       ISAAC
A journal.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Maybe that's what the page you
found came from.
                                                            
Isaac pulls out the journal page. It's the same size as the
rest in the book.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Seems that way.
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
Maybe he explains the rest of it
in there.
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander flip through until they reach the last
written page in the book. They start to read though it to
themselves, and the color begins to drain from their faces
as they look increasingly terrified. The music starts to
build, and the ticking from the clock gets louder. As soon
as they finish, and lower the book, echoing footsteps are
heard coming up the stairs, getting closer and closer.
Alexander and Issac immediately drop the journal, landing on
the ground on the page it was on. They run into the dark
corner, behind a dresser, just as a cloaked figure is shown
in a silhouette in the doorway. The figure looks around,
slightly confused, and Isaac and Alexander are holding their
breath, trying to stay totally still. The figure steps
inside the room, and notices the journal on the ground. He
bends down and picks it up, looking at the page it was on,
the last page. He begins to read, and Madison's voice
narrates it.
                                                            
                       MADISON (VO)
I was right. Everything is
terribly wrong here. People have
been disappearing and coming back.
They have been switching
personality randomly, or
forgetting events that only just
happened. I saw Sylvie dead a
month ago next to a pile of
firewood with a hatchet lodged in
her forehead. There was blood
everywhere. She was dead. When I
came back just two minutes later
with Agatha, she was fine,
chopping wood. I can not mistake
what I saw. I understand it now
though. It's not just Sylvie, it's
everyone. Every single person in
the village is the same. That's
            (MORE)

85.

                       MADISON (cont'd)
the real secret of Raimes. They're
all dead. Nothing here is real.
I've been researching here in my
private study, and I have finally
discovered what Raimes was. It was
a nice city, about 50 years ago.
It was started by Prince De'Marc
long before that, but 50 years
ago, it was cut short. A group of
criminals came into the village
and killed about 30 people, in a
series of brutal murders. Everyone
who survived managed to flee, and
nobody ever came back. This is
what all documents I have found
confirmed. I've seen pictures of
the town. It's real. Everyone
left, except for one. I discovered
this is why the village is here.
He was out of town, performing
when the massacre occurred, and
came back to a ruined city covered
in blood. Such a sight would drive
any young man completely insane,
as it did to him. To Dorian. A
list of those murdered listed
every single person I met here
except him. Dorian's insanity and
heavy denial must have mentally
preserved this place, leaving it
the way he found it, and letting
it continue as though nothing
happened. He does not remember
anything about it at all. I've
tried approaching him about it
several times, but he's gotten
increasingly angry. The village
keeps shifting, and parts of it
keep messing up though. Dorian is
losing his mental grip on the city
as his insanity is gradually
killing his mind. I want to treat
him, but I feel as though he is
beyond me at this point. Dorian
and I are the only living people
left in Raimes, so he is the only
goal I have left. Everything I've
done here, everyone I helped, it's
all been fake, it was all for
nothing. I don't know what they
are for sure though. A mental
projection of Dorian's reality?
Perception may be less relative
            (MORE)

86.

                       MADISON (cont'd)
then people think. I find this to
be the most likely explanation.
Reality is bent to the strongest
will. If this is the case, I fear
I might be the cause of his mental
degradation. I have to help him
before he ends up killing
himself... or me. I have sent for
my old friend Isaac Marcel. I
think he might be the only person
I know well enough who I can trust
to help me. I only hope he arrives
before anything happens. If he is
too late, he will be smart enough
to learn what I have. Something
needs to be done. This facade can
not go on any longer. Someone is
coming. Oh god. It's probably him.
I have to hide this. Please help
me.
                                                            
The cloaked figure takes off his hood. It's Dorian. He's
crying.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
No... No... I remember it now. Oh
god, I remember all of them
dying... And killing him... NO!!
THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT!! NO!!!
                                                            
Dorian flips out and goes completely nuts.
                                                            
Dorian punches the dresser Isaac and Alexander are behind so
hard it splinters a bit, breaks two of his fingers, and
falls over. Isaac is then revealed behind it, along with
Alex.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
YOU!! YOU'RE THE ONE HE SENT FOR!!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Dorian, calm down, please!
                                                            
                       DORIAN
You knew didn't you?! He must have
told you and you didn't say
anything!!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
I had no idea!
                                                            

87.

                       DORIAN
YOU'RE LYING!!
                                                            
                       ALEXANDER
We didn't mean an-
                                                            
                       DORIAN
Both of you ruined this! You
ruined everything. Everything was
so perfect before you both showed
up. It was real. All of it.
Madison was gone, and it was all
real. You couldn't just leave me
in peace, you had to come and push
your conceptions of reality and
ruin mine. YOU RUINED EVERYTHING!
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Dorian, please calm down! We can
leave!
                                                            
                       DORIAN
No! It's too late!
                                                            
Isaac tries to move toward Dorian to try to calm him down.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
STAY AWAY FROM ME!! You're both
monsters!!
                                                            
Dorian stumbles back, trying to avoid Isaac.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
Dorian, we can help you!
                                                            
Isaac tries to move forward again.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
NO!!!!
                                                            
Dorian looks completely terrified, and he reels backward
toward the open window behind him.
                                                            
                       ISAAC
DORIAN!!
                                                            
Dorian is still stumbling and reeling back, and falls
halfway out the window, then looks behind him, and realizes
what's happening.
                                                            
                       DORIAN
AHHHHHH!!!!
                                                            

88.

Dorian screams as he plummets from the tower to his death.
                                                            
Isaac and Alexander walk up to the window and look outside
to see Dorian's dead body on the ground. The ground around
him, and the buildings and structures begin to shift and
fade. Gradually, the entire city fades away, revealing a
rotting ghost-town. Everyone is gone.
                                                            
 
INT. AGATHA'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
As the city fades away, Agatha's house is shown last, worn
down, and forgotten. The view is shown inside her house, as
it goes through the rooms and into the living room. The last
view shows the ruined mantle. Dorian's violin shown in
perfect condition sitting on top, newly strung.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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