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Three travelers
by Kayla Walsh (krwrocks714@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy   User Review:

Adaption of J.K. Rowling 3 brothers short story.

This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.


NARRATOR sits before a class of students, in her a small
book. She opens the book then looks to her class. The
students look on eagerly awaiting the class to start.
      (Smiling and
       looking intenly
       at students.)
Today I want to tell you a tale of
three travelers who have a very
important story to tell.
                                         CROSS FADE
Three siblings walk along a road, arguing about their lives.
LYLA, the oldest walks on the right, huffing angrily as they
go. KOEN, walks on the left sighing and huffing sadly. Nara,
the youngest walks between her siblings
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
There were three siblings who
walked together on a trip to
explore, after a fatal accident.
While arguing the three come upon an impasse, it was deep
and dangerous. They could not pass through or walk around
the three look to each other, Lyla begins to argue with the
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
As they traveled the three came
upon an impasse that was to
dangerous to simply walk through,
and was to vast to walk around.
Seriously! Koen, this is all your
fault if you weren't such
a...a...a.a. pain! We wouldn't be
in this mess.


Please sister, Let us just try to
find a way threw then we can
continue our argument.
Yes, sister let us put aside our
differences for now and find our
way across.
Fine, for now. Let's build a
bridge and get out of here.
The three create a bridge from what was around them by
waving their wands and moving the pieces into place. When
the bridge was complete, they nodded to each other and began
to cross.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
However the siblings were learned
in the magical arts, and so simply
they waved their wands and made a
A hooded figure, DEATH, appears in the middle of the bridge
he stands tall and unmoving. as the three attempt to pass
him, he moves to block them, they try the other direction,
Death moves with them.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Before they could cross however
they found their path blocked by a
hooded figure, it was Death and he
felt cheated. Cheated because
travelers would normally die in
the impasse. But Death was
      (Flourishing Bows)
Congratulations, travelers! You
have bested my trap, you deserve a
prize for your cunning.
Death steps toward Lyla and extended his hand.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
And so death approached the
approached the oldest traveler.


The oldest of three shall receive
the first gift. What is your
desire, child?
Lyla looks up at Death her face void of emotion. She smiles
and steps close to Death.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Lyla, was a combative woman, who's
quarrels were many and debts were
vast. Her anger and pride drove
her to extremes.
A trinket that will grant me luck,
so that I will always win. I will
never lose another penny, nor will
I ever be humiliated.
Death crosses to a tree and creates a small charm. He then
steps forward and passes the small wooden trinket to Lyla.
She takes it and holds it up to view it, Death bows his head
and steps backward.
So death crossed fashioned her a
charm from the Elder Tree nearby
and gave it to the oldest sibling,
who examined it and did not here
Death's warning.
Be mindful child, pride comes
before the fall.
Death turns his head to the second traveler. Then takes a
step toward the brother.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Death turned to the second
The second of all shall receive
the second gift. What do you wish
for son?
Koen ponders the question, and smiles mischievously then
looks up at Death.


                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Koen was arrogant man and decided
to humiliate Death still further.
I wish for the ability to recall
my loved ones from beyond the
grave, back to the world of the
Death nods his head and then looks around at the ground,
finally finding what he was searching for. He picks up a
smooth stone, he extends the stone to Koen. He eagerly takes
the stone from death and stares into it.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
So Death plucked a stone from the
earth and handed it to him. The
second sibling took the stone from
Death, and held it close.
Turn the stone thrice in hand and
think of the one you wish to
Koen nods slightly and returns to staring at the stone.
Death bows his head and steps back, he turns slowly to Nara,
she stands completely still and emotionless.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
So Death turned to the final
The third though maybe last may
also be wisest.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Nara, a humble women saw through
Death's cunning trap.
Nara smiles and then bows her head in a sense of
I wish to go forth from this place
without being followed by you.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
And so reluctantly Death took his
own cloak of invisibility, and
gave it to the third traveler.


Death pulls out from underneath his cloak a shimmering cloak
of invisibility. and presents it to Nara.bowing his head he
steps back.
Cunning and humble two traits even
I must acknowledge.
I have much business to attend to,
I must depart.
Lyla pushes past Death across the bridge and into the dark.
I must..leave as well. Fare thee
well sister.
Koen turns and returns the way by which they had come. Nara
waves good-bye then turns to death bows slightly and then
puts on the cloak disappearing.
And so the party departed, each to
their own mission. Nara donned the
cloak and went in search of her
Lyla walks to a nearby village, and enters an Inn she
searches for an old enemy. Finding him She challenges him to
a game, bellow the table Lyla holds the charm in hand, she
wins the game then stands on the chair she was sitting on
and begins to boast of her unfaltering luck, and how the
charm that that gave her luck was from Death himself. A
shadowy figure gets two drinks pouring into one a powder
then offers it to Lyla she gladly takes it and then falls
dead after drink from the poisoned cup. The shadowy figure
steals the charm then leaves. Death appears next to the body
of Lyla.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Lyla went to a nearby village
where she approached a man who had
once cheated her and challenged
him to a game of cards and she won
back her respect. She boasted of
her charm and how she had defeated
Death. That night a man invited
her to drink and poisoned her cup
then stole her charm. Death took


                       NARRATOR (cont'd)
the first.
Death shakes his head and grabs Lyla's collar and drags her
body out the door.
Pride and vanity I warned you, but
you didn't listen and you lost at
the most important game, life.
Koen arrives at his home and removes the stone from his
pocket. He sits and debates if he should use it, giving up
he turns the stone thrice in hand.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Koen returned to his home, he
looked through the pictures of the
one he had loved. He could no
longer wait and turned the stone
three times.
Girl appears and the two embrace, they dance and talk. The
girls face slowly turns dark and sad. She slowly stands and
walks as if she were a ghost. Koen grows depressed and dies
death appears and shakes his head.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
To his delight the girl he had
once hoped to marry before her
untimely death appeared before
him. Yet soon she turned sad and
cold for she did not belong in the
mortal world. Driven mad with
hopeless longing the second
brother died of a broken heart. So
death took the second.
Death begins to drag Koen out of the home.
You shouldn't toy with Death, boy.
Arrogance leads to destruction,
even the strongest empire may fall
to one small mistake.


Death begins a frantic search for Nara he is always one step
hand behind her. Occasionally Nara appears for brief moments
eventually stopping and removing the cloak to reveal a
child, she bends on one knee and gives the cloak to her
daughter and then hugs her. Death places his hand on her
shoulder. She stands and faces Death and smiles.
                       NARRATOR (V.O.)
Death searched for many years for
the third traveler but had never
been able to find her. It wasn't
until she had reached a great old
age did Nara finally remove the
cloak and gave it to her daughter
she then greeted Death as an old
friend and departed the world as
Death and Nara join hands and walk into the dark. The child
is left standing with the cloak in hand.
Narrator closes the small book and looks at her class and
smiles when a student raises their hand. she nods to the
That didn't really happen did it?
Don't worry about it, you'd better
go, class is over.
The student say goodbye and leave, she stands leaving the
book on a near by table, she crosses to her desk pulls out a
stone and a charm placing them in her pocket, then opening a
drawer and removing a large shimmering cloth she walks
toward the door smiles then slowly pulls on the cloak.
Everything goes black before she disappears.


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