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Archangel
by James G. Schroeder (james.schroeder@daemen.edu)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Action/Adventure   User Review:
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FADE IN:

EXT. AN ABANDONED PLAYGROUND CALLED "THE PIT" - EVENING
                                                            
we see BILLI SANGREAL in a cloak walking towards the old and
janky swing-set where a shadowy figure appears. The old
fence has fallen leaving rotten planks jutting out of the
earth like crooked black teeth. The animal rockers watch her
with hollow eyes and their old springs creak as they nodd
their heads in greeting. Billie continues walking as the
camera pans. She approaches ALEXANDER WEEKS, a boy about the
age of seven. He looks like a normal kid, wearing jeans a
tee shirt and Nike sneakers, except for the bruises on his
neck. His eyes are black and empty with no color in them.
                                                            
                       ALEX
Hi!
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (Still walking)
Hello.
                                                            
Billi stops a few feet in front of Alex
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (looks up at Billi)
Have you come to play?
                                                            
Alex gets off the swing, Billi steps back in an instinctual
manner. Billi pulls off her hood and squats down to Alex's
level. Billi's POV of Alex's eyes which look like empty
reflections.
                                                            
                       BILLI
I'm so sorry, Alex. I've come to
take you back.
                                                            
                       ALEX
How do you know my name?
                                                            
                       BILLI
Alexander Weeks. Six years old.
No. 25 Bartholomew Street. Pupil
at. Christopher's primary School,
brother to Penny and the only son
of Jennifer and Paul Weeks.
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            
                       BILLI
Last seen in 1970
                                                            

2.

                       ALEX
      (Pleading)
But I just got here. I want to see
my mommy!
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (Sypatheticlly)
I know you do. But you can't stay
here. You're just a kid!
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (Takes a step
       closer)
Why?! It's not fair!
                                                            
                       ARTHUR (OS)
I know son
                                                            
ARTHUR SANGREAL, Billi's father, walks over to the broken
fence towards Billi and Alex. Arthur is wearing a dark blue
suit shiny and stretched to its limits from his muscular
frame. In his left hand the audience sees a scabbard and in
his right hand he's holding a sword gleaming in the
moonlight bearing the order's symbol. Billi shoots an angry
look at him.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (Looks at Arthur)
Have you come to kill me too?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (Stops and
       discards the
       scabbard)
No, lad. You know I can't. You're
already dead
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (Angrily)
It's not fair!
                                                            
The swings thrash and clang together and the merry-go-round
creaked to life, turning its rusty axle against a corroded
socket.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (Pouting)
The man said I could feed the
birds! The main said-
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
He's been punished for what he
did.
                                                            

3.

                       ALEX
      (Looks up at
       Arthur)
Is he in Hell?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (clenching the
       sword tighter)
I promise you he is
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (crying)
I didn't want to die! Please let
me stay! It's dark and I'm all
alone. It's dark and I'm scared!
                                                            
Alex steps closer to Billie realizing her weakness. Billi
kneels down and goes to hold Alex
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (whispering)
He's just a little boy
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
No, Billi!
                                                            
Series of shots

A.)Billi embraces Alex in her arms and pulled him close to
her heart.

B.)Alex being snatched by sweaty hands and crushing fingers

C.)Tears freeze on Billi's cheeks and she stares into Alex's
eyes.

D.)A darkness starts consuming Billi. Deeper and deeper she
goes until she is pulled out by Arthur, slamming Billi and
causing her to tumble on the ground.

E.)Billi tries to stand up. POV of Billi, Arthur gets
knocked to the ground as the chains from the swing-set snap
apart and knock Arthur down and knocks the sword out of his
hand and lands in the dirt like a crucifix. Arthur then
starts getting choked by the chains. Alex is now a dark
shade of black with no eyes and makes a high pitched
unnatural shriek.
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (screaming)
Let him go!
                                                            
POV of the sword in between Billi and Alex
                                                            

4.

                       BILLI
      (Begging)
Please! Alex!
                                                            
Series of shots

A.) Arthur's hand drops and goes limp from choking on the
chains

B.)Billi charges, ripping the sword free in a shower of dirt
and insects. Alex turns and kicks him in the chest knocking
him over.

C.)Billi flips the sword grip around and she points it right
at Alex's chest.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (shrieking)
NOOOOOOOOO!!!
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (whispering to
       herself)
God forgive me
                                                            
Billi thrusts the blade into Alex's chest. Black bile erupts
from his chest, saturating Billi's clothes and face. She
releases the sword pinned to his chest, and pulls out a
silver vile from her pocket.
                                                            
                       BILLI
Exorcizo te, omnis spiritus
immunde, in nomine Dei Patris
omnipotenti"
                                                            
She opens the vile with her teeth and pins Alex's head down
with her left hand and marks a crucifix with the oily
substance from the vile.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (thrashing about)
No! Billi! Please! I don't want to
go! Just let me stay for a little
bit longer!
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (Ignoring)
Ego to linio oleo salutis in
Chirsto Jesu Domino nostro, ut
habeas vitam aeternam!
                                                            

5.

Billi leaps away as Alex's body spasms. Bile pours out of
his eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth and great jets of bubbling
fluid shoot out.
                                                            
                       ALEX
      (In a demonic
       voice)
What have you done?!
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (whispering)
Deus vult.
                                                            
Alex gives a final scream, then the last of Alex fades away.
A pale outline lingers for a moment then dissapears. Billi
stares at the empty spot for a long time. Arthur crashes to
the ground of the now lifeless chains that were choking him.
He shakes with a dry rasping cough and rises to his feet. He
stumbles over towards Billi and looks at the spot where
she's staring.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Well done. A clean kill.
                                                            
POV Arthur looking directly at Billi, who is still staring
at the ground. He notices the black bile covering most if
not all her clothes and most of her face.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Figuratively speaking
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            
Arthur nods his head in approval, cleans the sword with a
rag and checks for nicks or cracks and retrieves the
scabbard and the sword and sheathes both.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
So, how was school?
                                                            
                       BILLI
What?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
School. You did go, didn't you?
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (Turns to Arthur)
School!? How can you talk about
school after what I've just done!?
                                                            

6.

                       ARTHUR
Done?! What you've done is free a
tortured soul. Whatever it looked
like,, whatever it said, that was
not Alex. It was a spirit of pain
feeding on the agonies this place
has absorbed. NOthing more than a
corrupt after image of that poor
boy's last moments.
                                                            
Arthur tuns to look at the spot Alex was slain
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
The dead should not linger
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (Awkwardly)
How do you feel?
                                                            
                       BILLI
I feel...
                                                            
Billi's body buckles over and she pukes black ectoplasm.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Yep, it was the same for me the
first time
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (Lights a
       cigarette)
Welcome to the Knights Templar
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. THE ORDER'S SAFEHOUSE - LATER
                                                            
Billi crashed down onto the backseat of Arthur's gray
Jaguar. Billi's POV laying down in the backseat looking at
Arthur, then everything goes black.

Arthur pulls Billi out of the car and starts carrying her in
the house, they are greeted by PERCIVAL.
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
They're waiting for you Art.
                                                            
Arthur sets Billi on a leather couch in the living room and
heads out into the dining room. Billi waits a couple minutes
and then gets up to see what's going on in the dining room.

7.


Billi sits in a good hiding spot in perfect view of the
dining room at the top of the stairs. There are bloodied
bandages in the fireplace and a package of something on the
table in the middle of everyone. Arthur is sitting at the
head of the table, Percival on his right, and GWAINE on his
left. Sitting next to Gwaine is FATHER BALIN.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
If the boy is right, we've got no
choice
                                                            
                       GWAINE
A girl? In the Order? That's not
foolishness, that's heresy!
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
Art, give her a few more years of
freedom. She's only ten!
                                                            
Billi slowly creeps down the stairs and sets herself up in a
new hiding place
                                                            
                       FATHER BALIN
You know what the Jesuits say,
give me a boy of seven and I'll
give you a man
                                                            
                       GWAINE
      (Snarling)
We're not bloody Jesuits. We're-
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (Interupting)
Enough. I've made my decision.
                                                            
Everyone shuts up as if they're afraid of Arthur.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (Cont.)
Do you think I'm happy with this?
With what she'll have to go
through?
                                                            
Billi's POV Percival moves his chair just enough to block
the vision of Billi.
                                                            
                       GWAINE
Just because you're Master doesn't
give you the right to make
decisions like that, Art.
                                                            

8.

                       ARTHUR
      (Leans back)
Actually Gwaine, being Master
gives me exactly that right.
                                                            
                       GWAINE
      (Jerking forward)
For that list nine hundred years
the Order has followed the Templar
Rules, ever since Bernard de
Clairvaux. You can't just discard
them and make up your own!
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
I can and I have
      (Points at Balin)
Balin, she'll study Latin, Ancient
Greek, and occult lore with you.
                                                            
                       FATHER BALIN
And religious duties of course?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (pauses then nods)
Of course
                                                            
Arthur slaps Percival on his shoulder
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Percival, weapons training
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
      (Smiling)
Of course. Any preferences?
Swords, daggers, quarterstaff?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Everything, I'll teach her unarmed
combat-
                                                            
                       GWAINE
Arthur I'm begging you. Please
reconsider. Remember what happened
to Jamalia.
                                                            
The whole room is silent and staring at Arthur. Arthur with
pain across his face jabs his finger at Gwaine.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
History and Arabic.
                                                            

9.

                       GWAINE
      (leaps to his feet)
Your arrogance killed your wife
and will kill your daughter too!
                                                            
Billi screams as Arthur punches Gwaine straight in the jaw
hurling him off his stool and smashing into Father Balin and
sending the tray of mugs into the air and down onto the
floor. Everyone ignores the mugs and stares at Billi
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Billi, here, now
                                                            
Gwaine struggles to stand with Percival helping him up.
                                                            
                       GWAINE
Little sneak! How long has she
been spying?
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
Shut it Gwaine
                                                            
Billi walks slowly across the room, making eye contact with
an angry Gwaine and a stone faced Percival. She then looks
at her father.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (flat and quiet)
Why were you spying?
                                                            
                       BILLI
I...just wanted to know
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
What?
                                                            
                       BILLI
Everything, where you go, what you
do.
                                                            
Arthur stares at Billi for a brief moment. He gives a nod
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Then look at what I do.
                                                            
Sitting in the middle of the table is a gigantic sword as
tall as Billi and wider than her hand. Next to the sword is
a long barreled revolver. Three silver bullets are lined up
next to it.
                                                            
                       BILLI
You're not...bank robbers are you?
                                                            

10.

Arthur ignores the comment and unwraps the black package
which contains a severed limb of a wolf
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (disgusted)
You killed a dog?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
A wolf. Show her Balin.
                                                            
Father Balin lifts the silver crucifix off his neck with his
right hand and touches the paw with his left
                                                            
                       FATHER BALIN
      (whispering)
Exorcizo te
                                                            
The paw curls. The nails retreat into the flesh and the gray
hairs sink into the skin. The limb twists and mutates. The
paw changes to a hand and the limb is now the forearm of a
man.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Touch it.
                                                            
                       BILLI
No!
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Touch it.
                                                            
Billi stretches out her hand and rests it on the arm
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Fear makes the wolf seem bigger
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE THE SANGREAL RESIDENCE - MORNING
                                                            
It is dawn as Billi and Arthur exit his gray Jaguar. Arthur
pops the trunk where the sword is.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
We're home, grab some breakfast,
it'll be matins in an hour.
                                                            
                       BILLI
Can't I get a special distension
for passing my ordeal?
                                                            
Arthur unsheathes half the blade and re-sheathes it after he
takes it out of the trunk and shuts it.
                                                            

11.

                       ARTHUR
All the more reason you should be
giving thanks at prayer.
                                                            
Billi shivers from the cold wind coming across her body
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (looks at Billi)
Stop that. A Templar does not
tremble.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
Billi is crossing the cobbled courtyard of a slightly shanty
house. The paint is peeling on the window frames, the
brickwork needs re-pointing and the roof tiles are uneven
and patchy. Arthur unlocks the door and they both walk in
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (dryly)
What, no balloons?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR (OS)
      (Still walking)
You want balloons? Join the
circus.
                                                            
Series of shots

A.) Billie walks into her room and finds a picture of KAY on
the mirror. The scene flashes back to a nervous young Kay
helping a young Billi with her homework

B.) Billi finds a box of chocolates on her bed and reads
"Congrats on surviving your Ordeal and not being dead"
present She snickers

C.) Billie looking in the bathroom mirror. She looks at her
cut knee. Flashback to a couple days ago of a training scene
when Percival cuts open her kneecap with a short sword.

D.) Cuts back again to Billi looking at her face in the
mirror where we see a giant bruise then looking at a bruise
on her ribs.

E.) Flashes back to earlier that day of Percival hitting
Billie with a quarterstaff.
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (touching her face)
Crap! The school welfare officer's
gonna be pissed!
                                                            

12.

                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
The sound of a school bell is heard. Billi is walking in a
cafeteria line full of disgusting foods and smells. She
picks up a shrink wrapped peanut butter and jelly sandwich
and a couple pieces of fruit and proceeds to the cashier
where she hands her free lunch voucher. She proceeds to find
an empty chair where she is confronted by JANE MULVILLE and
her hench bitches KATE SMITH and MICHELLE DURANT.
                                                            
                       JANE (OS)
Oh look, it's the free-meal freak.
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (rolls her eyes)
Lovely to see you too, Jane.
      (looks at the
       bitches)
I see you've got your
hench-bitches with you today.
Didn't realize the zoo had a day
release.
                                                            
                       JANE
Jeez, what happened to your face?
                                                            
                       KATE
It's her dad I bet.
      (giggles)
He's way mental.
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (trying to get
       through)
Do you mind?
                                                            
                       MICHELLE
      (sassy)
Yeah, we mind a lot, SanGreal. Why
they haven't expelled you by now.
                                                            
                       JANE
Doesn't say much for the standards
in this school that they let the
likes of you in. I mean, even the
other weirdoes here don't want
anything to do with you.
                                                            

13.

                       KATE
Have you met her dad? Not
surprising she's turned out this
way.
                                                            
                       JANE
      (Smiling)
Is it true, SanGreal? That your
dad killed your mom? That's what
they all say isn't-
                                                            
Billi's tray clatteres on the hard wooden floor of the
hallway, the sharp noise instantly silencing all the
background hubbub. Billi gets stern as her fists clench
tightly.
                                                            
                       BILLI
What did you say?
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (pronouncing every
       word)
Sorry Jane, I didn't quite catch
that.
                                                            
Billi stares down Jane deciding where to strike first. Kate
and Michelle back away sensing violence in the air. The
hallway is silent when KAY hug tackles her.
                                                            
                       KAY
      (excited)
Billi!!
                                                            
Billi pushes Kay away to recognize the unknown person.
                                                            
                       KAY
      (winks)
Miss me?
                                                            
                       BILLI
Kay?
                                                            
                       JANE
      (Butting in)
Look who it is, the Thin White
Puke.
                                                            
Kay turns around to acknowledge Jane.
                                                            

14.

                       KAY
      (frowning)
Jane, what an unpleasant surprise.
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            
                       KAY
      (to Jane)
You put on weight?
                                                            
Jane backs up pale as a ghost and insulted. Kay looks her
square in the eye and Jane shuts up. Kay's frown twists into
a cruel smile.
                                                            
                       KAY
A few pregnancy pounds around the
hips.
                                                            
                       JANE
      (Gasping)
What!?
                                                            
Jane backs away and groped her belly. Katie and Michelle
lean closer as well as do the SIX OTHER STUDENTS around the
nearest table.
                                                            
                       KAY
It's Dave Fletcher, isn't it?
                                                            
Jane backs away, knocking over the plate of beans and mashed
potatoes that Michelle was holding. The slimy orange sauce
covered her skirt and slid slowly down her black tights,
smearing them in grease. Kay holds out his hand.
                                                            
                       MICHELLE
Congratulations. You'll make a
beautiful couple!
                                                            
Jane screams and runs. Katie and Michelle stare open
mouthed, then turn and run after her. There is a long
silence then the hall erupts with laughter. Kay bends down
to retrieve Billi's sandwiches.
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (Shocked)
She's really going to have a kid?
                                                            
                       KAY
      (handing over
       sandwiches)
In a few months. Care to join me?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            

15.

Kay and Billi are at a table facing each other
                                                            
                       KAY
But now I'm back!
                                                            
                       BILLI
Didn't anyone ever tell you it's
rude to peek?
                                                            
                       KAY
You never answered my question.
                                                            
                       BILLI
What question?
                                                            
                       KAY
Did you miss me?
                                                            
                       BILLI
A year, Kay. And you didn't even
try to get in touch.
                                                            
                       KAY
Billi, you know why Arthur sent me
to Jerusalem,
      (his lips tighten)
I had to learn how to control my
powers
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (snapping)
And it took every waking minute?
Why? Were you in the slow class?
      (sighing)
No. I haven't missed you. You
might actually be surprised, but
the world doesn't actually revolve
around you
      (taking a bite)
when did you get back?
                                                            
                       KAY
Few days ago
                                                            
                       BILLI
And you didn't bother to tell me
                                                            
                       KAY
I had work to do. For Arthur.
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            

16.

                       BILLI
Once, Kay, you and I being friends
was more important than you and I
being Templars.
                                                            
                       KAY
      (Standing up)
Same old Billi
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF FATHER BALIN'S HOUSE - LATER
                                                            
Billi is seen walking up the steps to Father Balin's house.
A Georgian building with whitewashed walls, guarded by a
tall iron fence. The door opens and Father Balin smiles as
he greets Billi.
                                                            
                       BILLI
Italian tonight? What's the
special occasion?
                                                            
                       FATHER BALIN
Miss SanGreal. I'd been wondering
when you'd show up. Kay's here
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (rolls her eyes)
I know
                                                            
                       FATHER BALIN
Thought you'd be more pleased than
that, Bilqis.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
Billi takes a seat next to Percival who walks in the dining
room with a pot full of pasta. He sees Billi and smiles and
winks at her.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
Everyone is finished with their meal and the table is
cleared, it is time for the Templar business and discussion
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
What have you got Art?
                                                            
Arthur hands over some photos with a girl with bite marks on
her neck.
                                                            

17.

                       ARTHUR
Our Hospitaller brothers took
this. A girl fainted outside the
Auto de Fe nightclub last night.
Thought it might interest us.
                                                            
                       BILLI
I thought Hospitallers weren't
fighters anymore?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
They aren't. But we still have
contacts, they just have sworn to
a path of healing rather than
fighting.
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
This girl is still alive?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Yes, Just...Let's nip this one in
the bud.
                                                            
The pictures get passed over to Gwaine
                                                            
                       GWAINE
We could use some help, I've got
men who'd be ideal-
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (snapping)
No!
                                                            
The two men stare at each other as Gwaine grabs a bread
knife from Arthur's response
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Care to add anything else Gwaine?
                                                            
Gwaine shakes his head abruptly
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
Any idea where he'd be laired Art?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (shaking his head)
No but I want you and Gwaine to
find him tonight.
      (Turns to Billi)
Now that Kay's back we'll begin
you're psychic defense training.
      (Turns to Kay)
How does tomorrow sound?
                                                            

18.

                       KAY
Ideal sir.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Good, Eight o'clock at Finsbury
Park. You know where to take her
Kay?
                                                            
                       BILLI
But Dad, we agreed I'd have the
next three nights downtime after
my Ordeal. To catch up on homeowrk
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Not important, you train with Kay.
      (looks around the
       table)
Any other business to attend to?
                                                            
Percival stands up
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
Just two things, Art.
      (He raises his mug
       high)
First, welcome home, young Kay.
Life's been exceedingly boring
without you. I'm looking forward
to hearing all about Jerusalem
                                                            
Percival smiles and winks at Billi
                                                            
                       PERCIVAL
And I'd like to propose a toast to
the newest member of the Order.
Only fifteen and, if you;ll excuse
the vervacular, totally badass.
Won't be long before we're calling
you Master.
      (Raises his mug
       agian)
To biliqis SanGreal
                                                            
                       ALL
      (Raises mugs)
To Billi!
                                                            
Arthur shuts his laptop and puts a folder on top of it
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Well, if that's all, I'll leave
you to your duties.
                                                            

19.

Arthur tucks his laptop and folders under his arm and walks
out. Everyone else is cleaning up what's left from the
table.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF A TRAIN STATION - EVENING
                                                            
Cold rain falls and puddles are on the roads of Finsburry
Park Station. Billi approaches Kay and flicks off her hood.
                                                            
                       KAY
You're late
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (Shrugs)
Detention. Again. But didn't you
get my message
      (she taps her head)
I thought it really hard. 'Kay
I'll be late. Kay I'll be late-'
                                                            
                       KAY
Do you think this is a game?
      (he stands up and
       turns the collar
       of his coat)
let's get a move on. I've wasted
enough time here already
                                                            
They walk down the street lined with shops hidden behind
metal grates and graffiti shutters until they reached
"Elane's Bazaar" lit by a single streetlight. Kay knocks on
the door. And ELANE sticks her head out the window above.
                                                            
                       ELANE
Piss off!
                                                            
                       KAY
      (looking up)
Elane! it's me! Kay!
                                                            
                       ELANE
      (Jaw drops)
Kay?
      (grins)
Kay! I'll be right down!
                                                            
Elane comes to the front door, unlocks the door and the gate
and lets Billi and Kay inside.
                                                            

20.

                       ELANE
My sweet angel! C'mere and give me
a kiss!
                                                            
She throws her bony arms around him and plants a fat wet one
on his cheek.
                                                            
                       KAY
      (Embarassed)
Hi Elane
                                                            
                       ELANE
As handsome as ever; the girls
must be dropping at your feet.
                                                            
                       BILLI
Yeah. Dropping dead.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
Kay and Billi walk downstairs into the chamber.
                                                            
                       KAY
This chamber is psychically
sealed. It prevents anything in
this room from being detected. It
also dampens any super natural or
psychic powers. Gives you a bit
more of a chance.
                                                            
                       BILLI
Chance?
                                                            
Kay throws a deck of cards at Billi who catches it.
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (starts shuffling
       the cards)
I didn't know we were here to
practice your magic tricks.
                                                            
                       KAY
No tricks,
      (rubs the sweat
       off his palms)
No. Shuffle them properly, use the
table
                                                            
                       BILLI
What exactly is the point of this?
                                                            

21.

                       KAY
Various types of the Unholy have
the power to...influence thoughts.
They can take command of our
senses, our memories. Remember
what happened with you and the
ghost of Alex Weeks?
                                                            
                       BILLI
How do you know about that?
                                                            
                       KAY
I'm an Oracle, remember?
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (muttering)
I guess nothing in my life is
private anymore
                                                            
                       KAY
I'll teach you to strengthen your
mind against undesired intrusion
                                                            
                       BILLI
Like yours?
                                                            
                       KAY
      (he sighs)
Just pick a card. Hold it in front
of you but try not to think about
what it is. Think about anything
else. Try to prevent me from
seeing the card through your mind.
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (picks up card)
Alright, tell me whe-
                                                            
                       KAY
Three of clubs. Next.
                                                            
                       BILLI
I wasn't ready!
                                                            
Billi throws the three on the floor she takes the next card
and holds it in front of her
                                                            
                       KAY
Five of diamonds. Next.
                                                            
                       BILLI
Wait!
                                                            

22.

                       KAY
Four of diamonds. You did shuffle
them properly, like I told you?
                                                            
Billi shuffles them again.
                                                            
                       KAY
Queen of hearts. Next.
                                                            
                       BILLI
You're not giving me a chance!
                                                            
                       KAY
Why should I? This isn't a game
Billi! If we were in a fight would
you hold back? Take it easy? No,
you'd go for the kill.
      (looks into
       Billi's eyes)
Of course you would. Start again.
                                                            
Billi throws the cards and they scatter all across the room.
                                                            
                       BILLI
I'm not playing this game.
                                                            
Billie zips up her jacket
                                                            
                       KAY
You are such a child. you don't
like it so you're going to leave,
is that it?
                                                            
Kay puts his hand on Billi's arm, Billi stepped away.
                                                            
                       BILLI
Do that again and I'll break it.
While you've been off on vacation
do you know what I've been doing?
getting bruised and battered all
for the glory of the Order. He
wants me to be just like him, he
chose this life for me.
                                                            
She starts to leave
                                                            
                       KAY
I'm sure he had his reasons. Where
are you going?
                                                            
                       BILLI
You're the psychic, can't you
tell?
                                                            

23.

                       KAY
      (slams the door
       shut
       telekeneticly)
Stop! What is it that you want
from me?
                                                            
                       BILLI
What makes you think I need
anything? I already passed the
Ordeal have you?
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            
                       KAY
You know Oracles don't have to
pass the Ordeal. We're too-
                                                            
                       BILLI
The word you're looking for is
'afraid'
                                                            
                       KAY
      (uneasy)
I'm not afraid.
                                                            
A BEAT
                                                            
                       KAY
      (cont.)
I said I'm not afraid!
                                                            
The table flipped over and smashed itself against the wall.
                                                            
                       KAY
      (cont.)
You don't know what I can do.
      (he grabs a small
       chest)
You think swinging a bit of steel
around and beating people up is
all that matters. You have no idea
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
Kay opens the chest containing the cursed mirror
                                                            
 
INT. ELANE'S LIVING ROOM - LATER
                                                            
 

24.

INT. ON A SUBWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Billi is sitting in a subway going home, clearly angry at
Kay, she plugs in her iPod headphones into her ipod and
starts cranking up "The man who sold the world" by Nirvana.
She starts relaxing on the train when all of a sudden she
notices 3 guys come through the interconnecting carriage
door. Two guys sit next to her and one opposite her with his
legs as wide as his smile.
                                                            
                       THUG 1
What you listening to?
                                                            
Billi flinches as the thug reaches for her iPod
                                                            
                       BILLI
Come on guys it's late. I just
want to get home.
                                                            
                       THUG 2
Sure you do, just after you give
us you 'pod.
                                                            
Series of shots

A.)The thug on the left attempts to grab Billi's iPod, Billi
twisted her wrist and drives her right palm heel into his
face, smashing his nose.

B.) The thug opposite gets up with Billi only to have his
stomach kicked in by her, he winces in pain and buckles over
in agony.

C.) She spins but the third thug was faster and tackled her
to the ground and punches her. POV of Billi watching the
thug open a switch blade.

D.)Everything goes black, Billi wakes up with the thug off
of her and the thug attempting to drive the blade in a new
combatant. He twists the blade out of his hand and kicked
the attacker's feet from under him.

E.) MICHAEL walks over towards Billi and lends out a hand.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Let me help you up
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (rejecting the
       help)
I'm fine
                                                            

25.

Billi gets up and inspects the thug victims on the floor,
then turns back to Mike, a tall muscular guy with unkept
black hair. He has raptor's eyes and he was tattooed with
spiky vines climbing from his right hand to his throat.
                                                            
                       BILLI
I've never seen anyone move so
fast
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (shrugging)
You're not too bad yourself
                                                            
                                         A BEAT
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (breaking the
       silence)
Shall we call the police?
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (breaks her stare)
Not worth it, and anyway, I think
you've shown them the error of
their ways.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Can't take all the credit Ms...?
                                                            
                       BILLI
      (holds out her
       hand)
Billi
                                                            
Mike gazed at it for a while, then reached out and wrapped
his fingers around her hand
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Mike
                                                            
                                         END OF ACT I
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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