Death Maze

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Submitted: August 02, 2016

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Death Maze

 

FADE IN:

 

INT.CAVE.NIGHT

 

A complete darkness, only the vague sound of water falling on the rocks can be heard, but then, a fire start burning.

 

A young man with long black hair and purple eyes wake up and first he can only see the fire, he feels his eyes burning

and a sharp pain is breaking his head, but then he notices five people staring at him.

 

A human girl, a boy from the fire tribe, a wizard, an ice elf and a nok'sa-rim warrior, the rider of the eagle sits quietly around him near the bonfire.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Are you awake? How do you feel?

 

He looks at the girl for few moments but then he notices the tattoo on his hand, the mark of the dark warriors.

 

DARK WARRIOR

What is this thing?

 

WIZARD

Do you remember anything? What is

your name?

 

DARK WARRIOR

I am...

 

He is trying to remember, to say his name, but his mind is only an abyss. Complete darkness and a horrible headache.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Is all right, don't be scared, none

of us can remember a thing. All we

have been this tattoo as a mark of

what we once were.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Fascinating.

 

WIZARD

You are a dark warrior, do you have

any idea what is this place?

 

DARK WARRIOR

And why should I know? I don't even

remember my damn name.

 

The dark warrior stands up and goes near the lake where he washes his face. The girl looks at the ice elf and he smiles back to her.

 

 

FIRE BOY

What should we do now? We can't

just stay in this cave and wait for

someone to rescue us.

 

WIZARD

This place is huge, we might just

get lost.

 

DARK WARRIOR

But we can't wait here either. I

don't know what happened to us,

how did we ended up here and with

no memory, but I intend to find

out.

 

He wants to walk away, but then he knees again and for a moment he just stares at the water.

 

DARK WARRIOR

The water is waving.

 

WIZARD

Are you sure?

 

 

DARK WARRIOR

Of course, I'm sure, come and see

for yourself.

 

WIZARD

Is not like I could see anything

trough this darkness anyway.

 

The wizard comes closer and put his hand in the water.

 

WIZARD

If the water is making waves it

means somewhere is an exit. Indeed

a vague breeze can be felt, but are

you sure is the right way? We don't

know what is in this water or how

big the lake is, we might not make

it alive.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

I believe we should at least try,

is better than waiting here. This

place is getting creepy.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Fine, then, who's for it?

 

All of them raise their hand excepting the wizard. He looks around at his friends, then at the dark warrior and raise his hand as well.

 

WIZARD

Fine, let's do it!

 

DARK WARRIOR

Wait! Kid, can you light up the

place? In this darkness, we might

get separated.

 

FIRE BOY

I guess we could try to follow

this.

 

The boy makes a fireball and lets it on the water to light their way.

 

DISSOLVE TO: UNDERWATER

 

He is the first one that gets in the water than the others follow him. The lake is getting deeper and deeper and soon they are underwater, but then the human girl realizes she has no idea how to swim and getting so scared she is drowning.

 

They all follow the dark warrior and the fireball, but then, when the ice elf looks behind him he realizes that the girl is not there anymore. He looks around and sees her falling into the abyss, drowning.

 

He swims towards her and manages to grab her arm and drag her closer to him. Her face is pale, her entire body is shaking, she is terrified, but he grabs her and swims with her by his side.

 

A light can be seen soon enough and they swim towards that, getting out from the water.

 

The girl is coughing and puking.

 

ICE ELF

Are you all right?

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yes, thank you. You saved me.

 

WIZARD

You accepted to get in the lake

even if you had no idea how to

swim?

 

DISSOLVE TO: CAVE

 

HUMAN GIRL

How could I know that I can't swim?

All that I can remember is a big

nothing.

 

WIZARD

Humans are weird.... Well, at least, this wasn't for nothing.

 

They all lookup and see the night sky covered with stars. The entire place is like a Vulcan cave, with stairs leading outside.

 

Outside from the lake, the girl sits on a rock, trying to calm down, but the ice elf come there and hold her hands.

 

ICE ELF

You are safe now, please don't be

scared.

 

HUMAN GIRL

I bothered you so much, I

apologize! Please don't worry

about me. I will be fine...

eventually.

 

ICE ELF

We are in this together, and if we

want to survive and find out what

the hell is happening, then we need

to help each other.

 

WIZARD

Come on, people, we should move!

I'm getting tired of this damn

cave, the world outside is waiting.

 

The fire boy and the Nok'Sa-Rim rider are following the wizard and start claiming the stairs.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Do you think you can walk?

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yes, I'm all right now. I'm sorry!

 

DARK WARRIOR

Stop apologizing, is nothing to be

sorry about, it could've happened

to any of us. Don't listen to that

freak wizard!

 

She smiles and stand up, then just follow them on the stairs without saying a word.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

What do you think is outside?

 

WIZARD

What could it be outside? Stop

scaring the kids.

 

FIRE BOY

Hey, I'm not a ...

 

But then, when they get out from the cave and make few steps all they could see is the night sky and the huge stone walls of the labyrinth.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

EXT.LABYRINTH.CONTINUOUS

 

WIZARD

What the fuck is this?

 

CUT TO:

 

HUMAN GIRL

Labyrinth...

 

The girl looks up at the stone walls and then start making few steps and the others just follow her.

 

WIZARD

We shouldn't wonder like this, we

might never be able to find the

exit.

 

FIRE BOY

What you talking about, we are

already lost. Whoever did this to

we, is pretty clear he want to get

rid of us.

 

HUMAN GIRL

You think someone did this to us?

 

FIRE BOY

Don't you? Isn't it strange, six

strangers representing the six

elements of power, in a maze with

no memory...

 

WIZARD

Come on, kids, let's not hurry up

with the conclusions. Indeed, this

is strange as all hell, but it

doesn't mean someone is behind

this.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Something is approaching!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Maybe we can ask for help...

 

DARK WARRIOR

I guess help is the last thing we

could ask for! Be careful!

 

A powerful ROAR is heard then moving so fast a monster with three heads attack them. The dark warrior pushes the girl away and around him, a black fog appears.

 

FIRE BOY

Hydra!

 

On the ground, FIRE starts burning and the boy's eyes turn yellow. He wants to make a step but the creature already put him to the ground.

 

The girl starts screaming, with tears in her eyes, terrified.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Is fast!

 

The creature makes its move again and attacks the fire boy but an ice shield appears in front of him. The ground start freezing and spears of ice pierce the monster's chest.

 

A cold wind start blowing and the ice elf form a bow and shoot ice arrows but the monster is too fast. It starts roaring again and attack them as a tornado.

 

It's tail cut deep into ice elf's shoulder and hit him against the wall.

 

HUMAN GIRL

No!

 

The girl wants to run there, but the wizard stops her.

 

WIZARD

Stay there, kid! The place is

getting dangerous!

 

A creepy smile can be seen on the wizard's face. He runs and attacks the monster, but this is the way to fast and hit him on the ground.

 

Fire roar of the hydra burn everything in its way, but the kid steps forward and stops it, protecting the sky rider.

 

From behind the wizard attack again, but the monster almost kills him. The fire boy shoots fire arrows but none of them can touch the creature.

 

The monster is roaring again, destroying everything around, making a huge hole in the stone wall by throwing the sky rider against it.

 

The warrior is screaming of pain, every part of his body feels broken and he can barely stand up.

 

The ice elf stands up and protects the kid once more, but by using his powers, the poison spread through his body and he falls unconscious.

 

 

FIRE BOY

No! You!

 

 

The hydra attack again and puts the kid to the ground. Roaring, almost burnt alive the ice elf, but then complete darkness cover the entire place.

 

The girl wants to move, but she is too scared to even breath. A fear like she never felt before is grabbing her heart. She can hear her own heart's beating, the air becomes heavy, she is terrified.

 

But she is not the only one, the warriors have the same feeling, a terrible fear that won't let them move, or even breath.

 

Hydra is roaring again, but then a scream of pain is heard. The sound of the blade cutting deep into flesh, bones breaking and blood falling on the ground.

 

A last powerful screaming and the sound of crashing is

heard, and then the darkness is disappearing. A black fog is

still around but they all can see the dark warrior holding

the hydra's heart into his hands.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

So this is the power of a dark warrior.

 

The rider speaks slowly, like for himself, but the wizard looks at him and approve.

 

Hydra's body is turning to ash as well as its heart. For some moments, no one could say a word. The dark warrior looks at the girl and sees her crying of fear. He walks there and helps her stand up.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Are you all right?

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yes, I'm... I'm fine. Please don't

worry about me.

 

The dark warrior smiled and let her hand go, but then she

just runs and knees near the ice elf. He is awake now but his

entire body is in pain.

 

HUMAN GIRL

You! Are you all right? Hei!

 

ICE ELF

Hydra's tail is poisoned. I used my

powers so the poison is spreading

faster. My body is dying.

 

HUMAN GIRL

No! You are a daemon, can't you

heal yourself? You have to do it!

 

ICE ELF

I am too weak to do so. I tried to

freeze the poison by inside, but

it will only delay the moment...

 

HUMAN GIRL

No! Hey, mister, you are a wizard,

can't you help him? Please!

 

WIZARD

I don't have healing powers.

 

DARK WARRIOR

What? What kind of wizard are you?

 

WIZARD

Look who's speaking! The same as

you, my friend I have dark magic,

the only thing I would do would be

to kill him.

 

DARK WARRIOR

You weird!

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

I can try to help you. I can heal the wound so you won't loose more blood, but hydra's poison is too strong to be eliminated.

 

ICE ELF

Then never mind the wound and do as

much as you can to stop the poison.

My body will heal on its own in

time.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

As you wish! Please stand up, young

lady!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Please save him!

 

The girl wipes her tears and stands up, making few steps back. The ice elf looks at her and smiles even if the pain is

killing him.

 

A warm aura appears around the Nok'Sa-Rim rider and when he touch the ice elf's wound, this one close his eyes and is trying to bear the pain as much as he can.

The dark warrior goes and sit down near the wizard.

 

WIZARD

I wonder how many creatures like

hydra or even more powerful have

you killed.

 

DARK WARRIOR

What makes you think I did?

 

WIZARD

You are a dark warrior, a soldier

of the darkness. I wonder who could

do this to you, but then I give up

thinking, because is fucking scary.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Why?

 

WIZARD

If the kid is right, and indeed someone is behind this, then I don't even want to imagine how powerful he is. I don't know what's the thing with the girl, but the others seem pretty strong as well, but to think that someone was able to do this to a dark warrior, it scares the hell out of me.

 

The dark warrior just looks at the wizard, raise his eyebrow with a creepy smile on his face, but he doesn't say a word.

 

The fire boy comes near them, sit on the ground and then light a fire in front of him.

 

FIRE BOY

 Is getting cold!

 

He warms his hands a bit but then he start staring at the human girl acting so weird around the ice elf.

 

FIRE BOY

Aishhh... Look at her, is hitting

on him without any shame. What the

hell is wrong with those two?

 

WIZARD

Why? Are you jealous, kid?

 

FIRE BOY

What? Why I would be jealous, I'm

just thinking is weird. How can she

be like this in such a moment?

 

WIZARD

Well, at least, some of us are

having fun.

 

FIRE BOY

Mister, You are sick!

 

 

WIZARD

Me? You are the one in love with a

girl you just saw 24 hours ago.

 

FIRE BOY

Wh...what?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Hei, what's up with that guy?

 

They all look at the sky rider who is just sitting near in the middle of the way, staring at the sky.

 

WIZARD

I'm surrounded by weirdos. Kid,

make that fire bigger! Don't just

keep it for yourself!

 

The kid looks so weird at the wizard, but then he makes the fire bigger.

 

FIRE BOY

 So, what we do now?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Is not much we can do. I'm sure

other creatures like hydra are in

this maze, so we have to stay

together, if we want to survive.

 

WIZARD

We can't stay in one place and

wait, so we have to move, maybe

somehow we can find a way out.

 

FIRE BOY

And if not?

 

WIZARD

If not, we are pretty much fu...

 

DARK WARRIOR

Hei! Stop scaring the kids, and

watch your language! Don't worries

about this, ok? We will figure out

something, but, for now, sleep. We

all need to rest.

 

WIZARD

How can you sleep in such a place?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Just shut up!

 

The dark warrior sits with his legs under him, and close his eyes, trying to rest for a moment.

 

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. MOUNTAINS. EVENING

 

In the red light of the evening sun, the blood that is covering the ground shines like rubies. Not far from him is the Nok'Sa-Rim's dead eagle, lying on the ground. Its master is deadly wounded but he still stands up and grabs his two swords.

 

The wizard spit blood, every part of his body is broken, torn apart. His legs are shaking but he finds the power to stand up and attack.

 

The blade that cuts deep into his flesh is cold, but he can't even feel it anymore, the pain takes over, his eyes are red, he is nothing but a monster.

 

The wizard attack again, but the two swords of the rider kill him.

 

DISSOLVE TO: LABYRINTH. NIGHT

 

The wizard wakes up scared, with his nose bleeding. He wipes the blood staring at the rider who is sleeping near the stone wall.

 

WIZARD (V.O.)

What the hell was that? Is it my

imagination, was it only a dream,

or a memory? But then... Who are

you, rider of the eagle?

 

He wants to go back to sleep, but as soon as he closes his eyes, the image of the rider's two swords killing him become alive again.

 

WIZARD (V.O.)

Fucking great!

 

DISSOLVE TO: MORNING

 

Everybody is awake and ready to leave. The ice elf is very weak, but the girl won't leave his side not even for a second.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Come on, people, time to move!

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Maybe we should go left this time,

it looks safe!

 

WIZARD

Why should we listen to you?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Excuse me?

 

 

 

WIZARD

Why should we go left and not right, as he said? You think you are better than a dark warrior?

 

Everyone is staring at the wizards and then at the rider, having no idea what's going on.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

No, I never said that it was only

an idea, if you not fine with it,

let's just go right.

 

WIZARD

Why you change your mind now? Are

you hiding something from us?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

What?

 

WIZARD

Don't make that innocent face at

me, kid! I saw you staring at the

sky every evening, what are you

planning? Or maybe... Are bloody memories hunting you?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Hei, wizard! What the hell is wrong

with you?

 

WIZARD

So you are on his side as well?

 

DARK WARRIOR

 What the hell...

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

 Listen, you wizard! I have no idea what you talking about! It was only an idea but never mind it.

 

The rider wants to leave, but the wizard grabs him by the arm. Around him, his spiritual power materialize.

 

WIZARD

Are you planning to get rid of me

again? DO you want so badly to kill

me?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Take your hands from me!

 

WIZARD

So you want to kill me! After all

it was more than a dream, how much

time will pass until you will kill

me?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

 You are insane.

 

The rider releases his hand and leave. The wizard wants to attack, but the dark warrior stops him and forces him to kneel.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Do that and I will be the one

killing you.

 

WIZARD

You against me as well...

 

DARK WARRIOR

Stop with this bullshit! I don't

know what is wrong with you, but

this is not the place or time to

hold a grudge against each other. We need to stay together so we can get out of this damn maze. Now let's go!

 

With the girl holding him by the arm, the ice elf follows the dark warrior, as well as the young boy. After few moments

the wizards go after them as well.

 

Walking all day through the maze, the evening finds them in a circle of stone walls. They stop and look at the red sky.

 

FIRE BOY

Why did we stop?

 

DARK WARRIOR

The night is coming, and everyone

is tired, we should camp here.

 

WIZARD

Listen, who make you a leader?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Oh come on, would you stop with

this already?

 

WIZARD

Ashole.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Excuse me?

 

WIZARD

Nothing! Let's just camp her...

 

But then a horrible scream can be heard.

 

WIZARD

What the hell is that?

 

 

DARK WARRIOR

Wanna walk more to find out?

 

WIZARD

Screw you!

 

 

The wizard just sits down near the stone wall and stop talking with them.

 

FIRE BOY

Well then, I guess I should make

the fire.

 

After the boy makes the fire everyone excepting the wizard sits around it.

 

DARK WARRIOR

How do you bare the pain?

 

It could've been worse. It doesn't hurt that much, is only that my body feels so heavy. Is hard to even breath.

 

DARK WARRIOR

You walked a lot today, try to get

some rest.

 

But those screams keep shaking the labyrinth.

 

ICE ELF

I wish I could.

 

FIRE BOY

Guys, it has been four days, but

have you noticed that none of us can

feel hunger or thirst?

 

HUMAN GIRL

Actually, I am a bit hungry.

 

ICE ELF

Something is strange about this

place, I feel like is feeding with

my powers. Not because of the

wounds, but I feel like I'm getting

weaker with every day passing.

 

DARK WARRIOR

I know, I feel the same.

 

The noise is becoming even louder, like a scream of pain, getting closer and closer.

 

FIRE BOY

Do you know what is making this

noise?

 

DARK WARRIOR

No, sorry. But no matter what it

is, somehow is getting closer.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Have you wondered what is your

name, who are you, how do you ended

up here?

 

The girl is staring at the fire, waiting for an answer, but in her eyes, only sadness can be seen.

 

FIRE BOY

Yeah, all the damn time. Is scary

to not even know your own name. Yes, it is, but at least, we have those tattoos, so we can guess how the place from where we came looks like.

 

FIRE BOY

Probably yours is frozen.

 

The ice elf smile.

 

ICE ELF

Maybe, I imagine it a cold place,

with a lot of snow, and people with

white hair and blue eyes like mine.

Having cool names, like Elendriel.

 

FIRE BOY

No, I guess the dark warrior have a

cool and complicated name.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Maybe. It would've been funny to

have our memories, then we could've

shared great stories.

 

The screams keep shaking the entire maze, and they are complaining about it every time, only the wizard stays there near the wall, lonely, staring at them with degust.

 

Night after night the wizard keeps having that dream with the rider killing him. He feels like losing his minds, and in only five days he becomes afraid to even close his eyes.

 

Night find them in the maze again, around the fire. The ice elf is weaker and weaker, his body is sweating and he starts having a fever.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Hei, are you all right?

 

ICE ELF

Yes, is nothing! I just need to

sleep a bit.

 

Even around the fire, the girl feels cold, so the ice elf hugs her.

 

ICE ELF

You cold?

 

HUMAN GIRL

And you are burning! You have a fever! Do you feel bad?

 

ICE ELF

Is fine, if I sleep I will feel

better. Don't worry about me, you

need to rest as well!

 

She puts her head on his shoulder and holding his hand, she goes to sleep.

 

Soon they all are sleeping around the fire, excepting the ice elf, who can't hide his pain anymore. The fever is huge and he can't even breath anymore.

 

The rider wakes up and looks at him from the other wall.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Why did you lie to them? Your pain

is getting worse with every day

passing.

 

ICE ELF

I don't want to bother them with

this, or to keep them in one place

because of me. I am dying anyway,

so if is now or later is the same

thing.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

You are insane. With that poison

spreading so fast you are not even

allowed to move.

 

ICE ELF

I will be fine! The girl is so nice

to me, the silly little thing has

feelings for an ice elf... I don't

want her to be sad. Is nice to see

her smiling in such a horrible

place.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

I am sorry. Hydra's poison is very

powerful and I am not strong enough

to remove it. I'm really sorry I

couldn't help you.

 

ICE ELF

Stop being sorry, is not your

fault.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

How bad does it truly hurts? Can

you still keep walking in the

morning?

 

The ice elf smile and look at the rider.

 

ICE ELF

It hurts like hell. I felt my

entire body torn apart, I want to

scream and beg for an end. Every

time I make a step is like glass is

cutting deep into my feet. I am

dying in a horrible pain. You see now, I can't tell this to the others... So it feels better to say that I'm fine. Thank you, for not saying anything. In such a

the situation we must be positive.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

I am positive that you are insane.

Now go to sleep, try to rest, at

least like that, you won't feel the

pain anymore.

 

ICE ELF

If only, I could...

 

He looks at the girl, smile and holds her hand so tight.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. MOUNTAINS. EVENING

 

In the red light of the evening sun, the blood that is covering the ground shines like rubies. Not far from him is the Nok'Sa-Rim's dead eagle, lying on the ground. Its master is deadly wounded but he still stands up and grabs his two swords.

 

The wizard spit blood, every part of his body is broken, torn apart. His legs are shaking but he finds the power to stand up and attack.

 

The blade that cuts deep into his flesh is cold, but he can't even feel it anymore, the pain takes over, his eyes are red, he is nothing but a monster.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Stop with this and accept the defeat.

 

WIZARD

Never! Even if is the last thing I

will do, I will kill you. I will

revenge her.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

It will bring only death.

 

 

WIZARD

At least, I will take you with me.

Ten years I was hunting you,

waiting for the moment when I will

make you pay.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

You don't understand, she is already...

 

WIZARD

Shut up! Don't you even dare to say

that! I will kill you... I will rip

your heart like you did with my

sister! I will murder you...

 

The wizard attack again, but the two swords of the rider kill him.

 

DISSOLVE TO: LABYRINTH. MORNING

 

The wizard wakes up scared, terrified, with all his body shaking. He looks around and sees that everyone is already awake, then he sees the rider.

 

Like a monster he attack and hit the rider by the walls.

 

WIZARD

You criminal! I will kill you!

 

Everyone around him is shocked by his actions, even the rider.

 

WIZARD

You killed my sister and then you

killed me! You monster! I will

murder you! I will tear you apart.

 

The wind start blowing so powerful and dark magic appears around the wizard. He attacks so powerfully that the stone wall breaks.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

What the hell are you saying? Have

you lost your fucking minds?

 

WIZARD

Shut up! Shut up!

 

The wizard attack again, but, this time, the rider dodge it and fight back making a bleeding scratch on his opponent's face.

 

WIZARD

Yes, cut me! Like you murdered me

with your swords. You criminal!

Monster!

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

What is wrong with you? Stop this!

 

WIZARD

I will murder you!

 

The wizard's eyes are red with anger, he is a beast again and when he attack the explosion breaks the walls again. He wants to jump over the rider, but a scream stops him.

 

The ice elf falls unconscious on the ground, with his body burning with fever. The girl knees near him screaming.

 

HUMAN GIRL

No! Nooo...

 

RIDER

He is dying!

 

The rider just passes near the wizard like nothing just happened, and knees near the ice elf.

 

HUMAN GIRL

What do you mean he is dying?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

The poison is killing him, it was

never stopped, he is in horrible

pain.

 

HUMAN GIRL

He lied... He was suffering so much

but he kept saying he's fine. Even

in such a horrible pain, he was

always smiling.

 

The rider is using his powers, trying to stop the pain and to delay the poison's spreading.

 

The wizard wants to make a step but the dark warrior grabs him by the arm.

 

DARK WARRIOR

I told you if you don't stop with

this, I will be the one killing

you.

 

WIZARD

I saw it, the night when he killed

me. He killed my sister and I was

trying to revenge her.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Can you hear yourself? What the

hell are you saying? You are here,

alive, how the fuck could he killed

you?

 

 

 

WIZARD

How can you be so sure I am alive?

 

The dark warrior punches the wizard so badly and breaks its nose. On the ground, the wizard is complaining of pain.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Like that! Now please, for all the

gods, put an end to that. Give

peace to the poor guy, he didn't kill your or anything! You are hallucinating.

 

WIZARD

You think is funny, but is getting

me insane. Night after night, over

and over again, when I close my

eyes I see him killing me. I can

feel that pain.

 

The dark warrior gets closer to the wizard.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Stop already, you are scaring the

kids! What the fuck is wrong with

you? I thought you are more mature

than this. This maze is getting all

of us insane, but what will be if

we all would go crazy and attack

each other?

 

WIZARD

I am telling you that is something

strange with that rider. He is

hiding something and I can't trust

him.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Oh come on, what he could possibly

be hiding when he don't even

remember his name?

 

WIZARD

How can you be so sure about this?

How do you know what is in his

mind? What if one of us is

responsible for this... What if he

is behind all this bullshit.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Oh, mighty gods! Are you insane? I

don't even know why we are having

this talk, the ice elf is dying and

you are freaking out for some

bullshit. Screw you!

 

The dark warrior stands up and goes near the others.

 

DARK WARRIOR

How bad is it?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

He is not dead yet, but the poison

is spreading very fast. He is very

weak, so he can't fight it back.

 

FIRE BOY

Can we do something to help him?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Yes, find water! He needs to get a

bit stronger if we want him to

have any chance of surviving.

 

DARK WARRIOR

How can we find water in this

place?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

I can find it. My senses are not

very sharp anymore, but I should be

able to find it.

 

DARK WARRIOR

How much time do we have?

 

NOK’SA- RIM RIDER

 Not much! I don't even know, is hard to say. In theory, he shouldn't even be alive anymore judging by his pain... But I guess he is way stronger than we imagined.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Hei, wizard! Stay here and take

care of them, and stop with the

bullshit! Kid, you are coming with

us.

 

HUMAN GIRL

I will stay here with him.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Yes, don't let him die until we

come back!

 

The girl has her eyes full of tears, so she just approves and bows her head slowly.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Let's go now! We will be back soon.

 

The dark warrior, the fire boy, and the NOk'Sa-Rim rider leave and go searching for water.

 

The girl sits near the elf and grabs his hand. Tears are falling from her eyes, but she is trying to stop them.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Please don't die! I know you are

stronger than this, you can fight

it back. You have to survive!

Please.

 

The wizard walks closer and sits down.

 

WIZARD

You have feelings for him, don't

you?

 

HUMAN GIRL What? I just...

 

The girl turns all red and can't even look at the wizard, but he just smiles.

 

WIZARD

Is all right, you don't need to be

shy because of this. You are young

and he is handsome, with this angel

looking face, and kind of you,

but be the careful little girl, a

human's heart can be tricky.

 

HUMAN GIRL

What do you mean?

 

WIZARD

Nothing just thinks to wise what you

are doing, he is strong, but your

the heart might break...

 

HUMAN GIRL

 I don't understand.

 

WIZARD

Oh dear is fine. Don't listen to

me! I am just frustrated and bored,

and I wanted to kill the rider. I

still feel like killing him...

 

The human girl looks at him and smile.

 

HUMAN GIRL

What do you have with him?

 

WIZARD

I can't stand him.

 

HUMAN GIRL

I don't think that is a reason to

kill someone!

 

The ice elf's fever is getting even worse, he is unconscious and it seems very hard for him to breath.

 

The girl looks at the wizard and realizes that something is wrong. He stands up and can't take his eyes off the wall on the left.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Is something wrong?

 

WIZARD

Something is approaching!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Maybe the guys already found water

and now are coming back.

 

WIZARD

No! Stay near the ice elf!

 

A wind start blowing and then a black fog appears around the wizard. He is ready for attack and when the wall breaks and

a creature looking like a corpse, wearing a red cape attack him, he dodges it.

 

The girl starts screaming but then she covers her mouth with the hand and moves even closer to the wall.

 

WIZARD

Don't worry, kid, I won't let it

eat you.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Ea...eat me?

 

The wizard has such a creepy smile on his face, but it fades when the monster's nails pierce his shoulders. He makes the entire area explode and push the ghost away.

 

The wounds are deep and he is bleeding, but the fog around him become even darker. He attacks like a storm and hit the monster by the stone wall, breaking it.

 

The girl protects the ice elf and a rock hit her in the head. She just wipes the blood and stays quiet, looking with huge eyes at the wizard getting his ass handed back to him.

 

WIZARD

Damn it!

 

He is hit on the ground and spit blood. The girl wants to come there but he yells at her.

 

WIZARD

Stay there! Don't worry, kid, I

won't die yet!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Mister...

 

 

Even if his legs are shaking he stand up, but in the next second the claws of the ghost stab his chest. He can hear the girl screaming, and his own heart beating so slow.

 

He smiles so creepily and grabs the ghost's arms.

 

WIZARD

This was a terrible mistake!

 

A thunder hit the ground and then around the wizard electricity can be seen. He holds even tighter the ghost's arms and then they blow up.

 

Horrible screams can be heard, the ghost's body is breaking into pieces, but the wizard can't stop anymore. His power is a beast attacking its prey.

 

Over and over again lightning hit the ghost and burn its body, but even so the wizard jump over it and crush its skull.

 

He falls to the ground but the lightning keeps hitting the ground until he spits blood and falls unconscious.

 

HUMAN GIRL

No! Mister!

 

The girl run there and shaking his body the wizard wake up.

 

WIZARD

Is it dead? The ghost...

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yes, is more than dead!

 

A wizard cough and spit blood. The wounds on his shoulder are open and bleeding.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Your wounds are bleeding! We must

stop the bleeding. Please open your

kimono!

 

WIZARD

If you wanted to see me naked, you

could've just asked it.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Oh! come on, stop joking about it!

If we don't stop the bleeding you

will die.

 

The wizard smile so creepy, but then he let her open his kimono. The girl breaks a part of it and pushes on the wounds.

 

WIZARD

You should just see your face! You

look like you will start crying at

any moment! So cute!

 

HUMAN GIRL

You got wounded because of me!

Trying to protect me and the ice

elf you almost got killed. I hate

being so useless. All that I can do

is sit and watch how others fight

and get injured.

 

WIZARD

Nobody is blaming you! You are a

human, and is not your fault for

this! Also, you are just a kid.

 

HUMAN GIRL

The guy from the fire tribe is the

same age as me, and he is way

stronger.

 

WIZARD

Yeah, but he is a daemon!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yeah...

 

She has a sad expression on her face, but she's trying to hide it. When she gets closer to the wizard, trying to bandage his shoulder, he can see her necklace in the shape of small snowflakes.

 

WIZARD

Stop being sad, Yuki!

 

HUMAN GIRL

What?

 

WIZARD

Your necklace is made from snowflakes, is beautiful and maybe it was important for you, so I will call you Yuki!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yuki...

 

DISSOLVE TO: DARK FOREST. NIGHT

 

When she hear her name called by the wizard her heart beat like crazy.

 

She sees herself in a dark forest, running so scared, holding the dark warrior's hand. Like something is chasing them they keep running, but she fall on the ground, and in that moment she can hear him calling her Yuki.

 

DISSOLVE TO: LABYRINTH. CONTINUOUS

 

 

The wizard is calling her name but just now she realizes it. Her eyes are full of tears, and her body is shaking.

 

WIZARD

Hei, the girl, are you all right?

 

When the wizard grabs her arm she looks at him so scared, but then she is trying to calm down.

 

WIZARD

Yuki? What is it?

 

HUMAN GIRL

Is nothing! Nothing at all!

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT.LABYRINTH.EVENING

 

 

Searching for water, the rider, the dark warrior and the kid from the fire tribe walk around the maze, searching

every corner but all they can see are some huge plants that seem to reach the red sky.

 

DARK WARRIOR

You don't really talk too much, why

are you so quiet? Is something

wrong?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

No, everything is fine, but what is

to talk about?

 

DARK WARRIOR

I don't know, everything you feel

like talking about!

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

I don't really feel like talking,

not when I don't even remember my

name.

 

DARK WARRIOR

You are not the only one.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Should it make me feel more comfortable?

 

DARK WARRIOR

I guess, I know is scary, and the

wizard is acting strange but is

nothing we can do about it. For

now, we are in the same boat.

 

 

FIRE BOY

Guys, did you just heard that?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Hear what?

 

But in the next moment, the wall just breaks and a ghost with red cape attack them.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Oh, this! I think I hear it now!

 

They all are ready to attack, but the ghost roar and set a fire ring around them. The boy from the fire tribe make a step back, he can hear his own heart beating like a drum, then he can see himself surrounded by fire, feeling his skin burning.

 

DISSOLVE TO: FIRE TRIBE

 

The boy sees himself in the fire tribe's village, in a ring of fire, tight up, in chains by a three. Around him his people are yelling, cursing him, blaming him, screaming one single thing- his death.

 

DISSOLVE TO: LABYRINTH. CONTINUOUS

 

The boy wakes up so scared, screaming of pain, unable to control his powers anymore, burning to ash everything around him.

 

The dark warrior gets wounded and falls on the ground, screaming in pain.

 

The fire boy can hear his heart beating, he feels his breath so heavy, but then he realizes what is doing. He stops the fire around him and falls on his knees.

 

The rider is shocked, the ghost was turned to ash in a second, what was with that fire... He looks at the boy and at the dark warrior and has no idea what to do.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Kid! What the hell was that?

 

The dark warrior sits on his knees, trying to bear the pain, but the rider comes near him and heals his wounds.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Let me help you!

 

DARK WARRIOR

Thank you!

 

The boy is crying, so scared he can barely talk.

 

FIRE BOY

They burnt me alive!

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

What?

 

FIRE BOY

It wasn't a dream and neither my

imagination, I know that. It was

real, so it had to be a memory. It

had to...

 

DARK WARRIOR

What are you talking about?

 

FIRE BOY

I saw myself chained, in a ring of

fire, with the Fire Tribe around me

screaming my death. They burnt me

alive! I could feel it, I could

feel myself dying.

 

For a moment the rider and the dark warrior just look at each other, having no idea what to say or what to do anymore.

 

The boy wipes his tears and breath deep, but his body is still shaking. The dark warrior goes next to him and put his hand on the kid's shoulder.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Is all right to cry and to be

scared! All this situation is

bullshit, but don't worry, we will

find out what is happening. I

promise you!

 

The rider stands up and make few steps but then he realize that from those huge plants water is falling on the ground, now that the fire broke them.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Guys, look at this thing!

 

He goes closer and takes a better look at those plants.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Inside the plants is water!

 

DARK WARRIOR

Are you sure is not poisoned?

 

The rider drinks it and waits few moments.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

No, is not poisoned. Is just water.

 

He put some water on a leaf and give it to the kid.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Here, drink some water!

 

FIRE BOY

Thank you.

 

DARK WARRIOR

We can put it in a flower, so we

can take it back to the others.

 

FIRE BOY

I'm sorry! I injured you so

badly...

 

DARK WARRIOR

Never mind that, you were just

scared, and also the wounds are

already healed. So is fine!

 

The fire boy is trying to smile, but his eyes are still covered in tears.

 

The dark warrior and the Nok'Sa-Rim rider put water in two flowers then they just go back, returning to the others.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT.LABYRINTH.EVENING

 

When the dark warriors and the others return and see that mess all of them are staring at the wizard.

 

WIZARD

Oh, you back already!

 

DARK WARRIOR

What the hell happened here?

 

WIZARD

Yuki had a fight with a ghost!

 

FIRE BOY

Yuki? Can you remember your name?

 

HUMAN GIRL

No, the wizard called me like that

because of this. Is made with

snowflakes.

 

She shows them the silver necklace.

 

FIRE BOY

Yuki, it sounds pretty.

 

DARK WARRIOR

The same creature attacked us as

well, it was so damn fast.

 

 

WIZARD

I think I know.

 

DARK WARRIOR

You are wounded! Are you all right?

 

WIZARD

 I will survive.

 

HUMAN GIRL

You found water! Thank you!

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Help me to hold him like this!

 

The girl and the rider hold the ice elf and give him to drink water, then slowly, put him back on the ground.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

His fever is huge!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Actually now is better, it was even

worse.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

What? Who is he...

 

HUMAN GIRL

 What do you mean?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Nothing! Never mind it!

 

The Nok'Sa-Rim warrior break a small part of his kimono, put it in water, and then on the ice elf's forehead.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER It will reduce his fever! Is nothing else we can do, let's just hope he will survive the night.

 

HUMAN GIRL

He will! I know he will. He has

to!

 

The rider stands up and looks at the wizard.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Do you want me to heal your wounds?

You need to stop the bleeding.

 

WIZARD

How do I know you won't try to kill

me?

 

 

 

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Listen, if I would want to kill you, you would be already dead by now! I don't know what you have against me, but please stop it! Is getting annoying!

 

DARK WARRIOR

Stop being stubborn and let him

heal your wounds. Is enough that

the ice elf is dying, we need you

to be able to fight!

 

The wizard is looking so weird at the rider while this one is healing his wounds.

 

FIRE BOY

The boy is getting cold!

 

The boy sits down and make the fire, then he takes his shoes off and warms his legs.

 

FIRE BOY

Ahh, it feels so good!

 

But soon a thunder can be heard and the rain start falling.

 

FIRE BOY

What? Oh, come on...

 

HUMAN GIRL

Can anyone stop the rain?

 

DARK WARRIOR

No, none of us have water powers.

Hei, wizard, can you stop it?

 

WIZARD

What do you think I am, mother

voodoo of the weather? Hmm!

 

All of them are pissed, staying in the rain, around the fire, without saying a word anymore, but then, the rain turns into snow.

 

FIRE BOY

Is snowing!

 

The fire boy looks at the snowflakes so amazed, touching them in his palm and feeling the cold.

 

FIRE BOY

I never saw snow before! Is cold!

 

He still smiles so silly, but then all of them realize that the ice elf is awake.

 

ICE ELF

You should've said you want to see

the snow! I know is cold, but I'm

glad you like it!

 

HUMAN GIRL

You awake! How do you feel?

 

ICE ELF

I am fine, just a bit tired!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Stop lying to me! You said you found but you were dying! Why are

you doing this? Why...why don't you

tell us the truth?

 

The girl starts crying again but he smiles and wipes her tears.

 

ICE ELF

I'm sorry! Please don't cry for me!

I think I will survive... I just

need some cold air. And, can I have

more water?

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yes. Here, let me help you!

 

She helps him to move a bit and to drink water from the purple flower.

 

ICE ELF

Thank you!

 

He sits back near the wall and let the snow fall over him. For a moment he closes his eyes, trying to bear the pain, but then he looks at the girl and sees how worried she is.

 

He smiles and grabs her hand.

 

ICE ELF

Thank you! Please don't worry so

much about me, I will be fine. With

you taking care of me, I guess I

will make it alive.

 

HUMAN GIRL

 Stop joking about this.

 

ICE ELF

What? I'm not joking! I was so weak

and tired, all I wanted was to end

it and rests in peace, to stop that

pain, but you were crying near me

all the time, holding my hand so

tight... You cried for a stranger

and suffers from all your heart,

and like that you saved me.

 

Staring into his blue eyes, the girl turns all red and shy

and looks at the fire. She smiles happy and looks at him again.

 

HUMAN GIRL

This snow, is your magic, right?

 

ICE ELF

Yes. My magic is trying to save me

I guess because I didn't want to

start a winter storm here.

 

HUMAN GIRL

Is beautiful! And is not that cold

either. Is... Magic!

 

She looks around and the others are all sleeping already. The wizard lonely in a corner, the boy sleeping next to his fire and the others two near the stone wall.

 

ICE ELF

Good thing no one is snoring! Just

imagine the sound of that in the

maze!

 

The girl looks at the elf and starts laughing.

 

ICE ELF

Is true, don't you laugh!

 

HUMAN GIRL

Yeah, I know! You should try and

sleep as well, so the snow can heal

you.

 

The ice elf moves a bit and stares at her. She turns all red again and can't even breath anymore.

 

ICE ELF

I'm not sleepy! My everything hurts

from that much sleep.

 

HUMAN GIRL

But you need to rest.

 

ICE ELF

I can rest if you tell me a story!

Can I sit on your knees to listen

to it?

 

HUMAN GIRL

What? You...

 

But he already sits with his head on her knees. He makes a vague sound of pain, but then he smiles trying to hide it.

 

ICE ELF

Fine, now tell me the story!

 

 

HUMAN GIRL

I don't know what story to tell

you, my mind is empty...

 

ICE ELF

Then just invent something! Oh,

come on, is not that hard.

 

HUMAN GIRL

If is not that hard, then you do

it! You tell me a story!

 

ICE ELF

Hmmm, let's see!

 

He waits for few moments, then he looks at the fire.

 

ICE ELF

Once it was a goddess called Moon

that used to live in heaven, and

there she falls in love with a god

named Sun. Their love was

legendary, everyone was jealous on

them, but one day the universe was

created, and the Jade emperor sent

them in a mission to light the

darkness. Moon was separated from

the Sun and they could see each

other only a moment at dawn and at

daybreaks. In time, she becomes cold, with people praising her every soul wanted to become a star to shine on the Moon, so in no time, she wasn't alone anymore. Her sky was covered with stars, so she has forsaken the Sun. He was sad and lonely, burning alone in the sky, but he never knew the truth.

 

He stops for a moment and looks at the girl. She had tears in her eyes.

 

He smiles and wipes them.

 

ICE ELF

The Moon loved the Sun so much that

she died every morning so he can

shine so bright in the sky.

 

The ice elf look at her for a moment then he kisses her on the forehead.

 

ICE ELF

We will get out of this place, have

our memories back, and then... I

will not kiss you on the forehead

anymore!

 

She is all red like a tomato, but she smiles so shy and happy.

 

He sits back on her knees, and looking at the fire, he falls asleep. She gently touches his hair, but then in her mind, the image of her running through the dark forest with the dark warrior holding her hand and screaming her name comes back so real.

 

She looks at him and watches him sleeping near the stone wall, but then she grabs the ice elf's hand and goes to sleep.

 

CUT TO: EXT.LABYRINTH.EVENING

 

They are wondering for weeks in the stone labyrinth, with no real food, only water from the plants and buy time to time some leafs.

 

While walking the girl collapse, but the ice elf grab her, before she can hit the ground.

 

ICE ELF

Yuki! No!

 

She is not unconscious, but her body is very weak and tired. She can barely keep her eyes closed.

 

DARK WARRIOR

What's wrong?

 

Everybody stop and look back at the ice elf trying to wake up the girl, but then, something strange happened.

 

ICE ELF

Yuki! Look at me! Look at me, Yuki!

 

While yelling at her to look at him his heart starts beating like a drum, once, and then twice and in that moment he sees himself in the middle of a battlefield.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

EXT. ICE MOUNTAIN. DAY

 

He is kneed on the ground, trying to wake up his best friend, yelling at him to open his eyes, but this one is already dead.

 

With tears in his eyes, he looks forward and sees the boy from the fire tribe, having in his hair the royal hairpin of the fire crown prince.

 

The ice elf stands up and grabs his Arabic sword. He dressed in royal clothes, on his kimono having marked the symbol

of the ice emperor. He looks around so scared, fire cover the entire place and his soldiers are massacred by the fire tribe.

 

DISSOLVE TO: LABYRINTH. CONTINUOUS

 

Screaming so scared, he freezes the entire place. Almost killing Yuki, but the wizard grabs her in time.

 

The ice elf is breathing hard, his heart is beating so powerful and his hands are shaking. No one understands what is happening, they all are staring at him.

 

Tears are falling from his eyes and with so much hate and anger he looks at the fire boy.

 

ICE ELF

I am the ice emperor, and you kid,

you are the Fire Tribe's crown

prince.

 

Everyone is shocked. No one understands what is really going on.

 

FIRE BOY

What...what are you saying?

 

ICE ELF

Your soldiers killed my people! I

just remembered, the battle on the

Atago mountain. I saw you there, leading the attack. It can't be a mistake, it was so real.

 

FIRE BOY

I am... The crown prince? Me?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Dragon blood. Hm.. That explains everything!

 

WIZARD

 What do you mean?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

He survived Hydra's poison and eliminated it from his boy. A normal person should've been long dead, but he is an emperor. In his chest beats a dragon heart.

 

DARK WARRIOR

What else can you remember?

 

ICE ELF

Just the battle. But if all my

memories are that bloody, then I

don't even want to remember. I am

fine like this.

 

Yuki walk closer and hug him.

 

HUMAN GIRL

I am sure it was a reason for that.

Sometimes war is a need. Please,

don't blame yourself for that. You

are not the one who killed them.

 

FIRE BOY

I am...

 

 

 

DARK WARRIOR

Listen, people! We are all tired and hungry, I don't know for how long we can keep walking, but please, can you stop blaming yourself. If that was a memory, then is only a part of it, you don't know the truth yet.

 

WIZARD

Wait a second! So you believe that

he just had a memory, but when I

told you that this guy killed me,

you said I'm insane.

 

DARK WARRIOR

You want me to punch you again to

show you that how alive you are?

 

WIZARD

Oh please! How pathetic! I really

hate you people! Come on, there is

still some light, we should keep

walking for a bit.

 

The wizard just looks at them with disgrace and then leave.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

What an idiot! Come on, kid! Stop

spacing out and move! Oh... Or

should I call you now, Your

Highness, the crown prince?

 

FIRE BOY

Do I look like a prince to you?

This place is indeed the perfect

the environment for a royalty!

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Why are you mad? I was just joking... Oy, kid!

 

The rider run after the boy and try to talk with him. The girl helps the elf to stand up, but he looks at the dark warrior.

 

ICE ELF

What is an emperor doing in this

place? Without even being able to

remember his name?

 

DARK WARRIOR

I wish I could answer! I don't know

why and who did this to us, but I

can tell you one thing if we will

get attacked again... We are dead!

I feel my body so weak that it

hurts even when I walk.

 

 

ICE ELF

We will fight together, I don't

want to die here! I must get out

and find the truth. I don't feel

like hating the boy, but somehow I

know that I should.

 

DARK WARRIOR

After all, he is not just a boy, but

neither do you, you are not just a

daemon. Who even did this had very

hight expectations... So just wait

until we find the truth. Can you

walk?

 

ICE ELF

Yeah, I am fine! Yuki, please, hang

in there a bit! I know is hard...

 

HUMAN GIRL

No! I am all right! Let's go!

 

The ice elf smile so kind as always and then they start walking. For hours wandering the maze, passing near huge plants and strange flowers.

 

But then Yuki collapse again, so everybody stops.

 

ICE ELF

Yuki! Look at me, eat this! Yuki!

 

She is looking at him, but is too difficult to keep her eyes opened, she grabs the leaf from his hand and bites it.

 

FIRE BOY

I don't think I can walk anymore

either! Please let's camp here!

 

DARK WARRIOR

Yes! Can you make a fire?

 

The boy approves and then he light a fire. Everyone sits down, around it and just bare the pain of hunger.

 

FIRE BOY

I would kill someone for a piece of

meat. I'm so hungry...

 

WIZARD

How can you talk like that, Your

Majesty?

 

FIRE BOY

You! Stop making fun of me, you old

man!

 

 

WIZARD

Old man? Who do you call old?

 

The boy takes a leaf from his pocket and starts eating it.

 

FIRE BOY

This thing taste like a disappointment!

 

The dark wizard start laughing, but then he stops when everyone is staring at him.

 

DARK WARRIOR

How is Yuki?

 

ICE ELF

Tired! She falls asleep already!

 

This time, the girl is the one sleeping on his knees. He gently touches her hair, and slowly pet her.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

For a human, she is pretty strong!

She is bearing this on the same line

with us. I guess is hard for her!

 

ICE ELF

Yeah! To wake up in a creepy place,

surrounded by men, daemons

actually, having no idea what is

going on, I guess was terrifying

for her, but even so, she never

complained about this.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Not like others!

 

WIZARD

What the hell do you mean?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Nothing! Hm, tomorrow will be another long day, so try to sleep as much as you can.

 

FIRE BOY

Meat...

 

The dark warrior smile looking at the boy, but then he sits down closer to the wall and closes his eyes, trying to sleep.

 

Soon everyone is sleeping, near the burning fire, but if they could wake up for a moment they would've seen the Grim Ripper watching them from the top of the wall.

 

CUT TO:

 

 

 

EXT. SWAMP. MORNING

 

The fire boy wakes up and looking around he start screaming. So scared everyone wakes up.

 

WIZARD

What? What is it?

 

But then they all have a shock. Everybody is staring at the rock they were sleeping on, in the middle of the swamp.

 

WIZARD

What the fuck?

 

The wizard stands up and looks around him and all that he can see is the swamp, not even a sign of the huge stone walls of the labyrinth.

 

WIZARD

How is this even possible?

 

DARK WARRIOR

 Something strange is happening here!

 

WIZARD

Oh, really? You think so?

 

The wizard looks at the dark warrior with such a creepy face, but this one don't even care.

 

HUMAN GIRL

What is this place? What happened

to the labyrinth?

 

FIRE BOY

The question is how did we end up

here?

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Your powers are this week as well,

or am I the only one?

 

FIRE BOY

You are not! My body feels heavy,

the fire that was burning is

dying... My powers are

disappearing!

 

WIZARD

The same here! This place is doing

this to us, is feeding with our

energy.

 

The girl almost screams of pain and fall on her knees, with blood falling from her nose. A huge amount of spiritual power is approaching so fast.

 

It is so impressive that even the ice elf falls on his knees.

 

ICE ELF

What the hell is this?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Is coming!

 

Around the dark warrior shades of black fog appears, but they are very pale.

 

From the water, making a terrible roar, a sea serpent raises and attack them, breaking the island in half.

 

The girl starts yelling of fear, but the ice elf protects her, letting the rocks hit him in the back.

 

ICE ELF

 Please don't be scared!

 

WIZARD

Stop yelling, kid! This is not the

end! Not yet!

 

His magic appears around the wizard as well and together

with the dark warrior he attacks the serpent, but their magic

is nothing, just a child play for the monster.

 

The serpent's attack is so powerful that makes everything explode around him. The wizard is throw in the water, with every part of his body bleeding.

 

It roars and then attacks again, facing Yuki and the ice elf. She can't even the breath of fear, but the daemon stands up and form an ice shield.

 

ICE ELF

Ice shield!

 

But when the serpent hit it, the shield breaks into pieces and the ice elf is deadly wounded. He falls on the water, with blood falling from his nose and mouth.

 

HUMAN GIRL

No! No...

 

With the rider spacing out, terrified of what is happening, he had no time to see the serpent attacking him. His heart almost stops beating when he see the fire boy in front of him, taking the attack. Protecting the rider, even if his own body is torn apart.

 

The dark warrior stands up, but his legs are shaking. He sees the boy falling unconscious, and then he feel his heart beating like a drum, so powerful, once, and then twice, then only darkness covers the entire place.

 

WIZARD

Oh shit!

 

DISSOLVE TO: DARK FOREST. NIGHT

 

For the dark warrior everything becomes clear now, like a movie in front of his eyes, he can see his entire life. The childhood, the curse, and legion.

 

He remembers everything, every single moment of his life, every friend he had, every enemy he killed, then he sees himself in the dark forest.

 

As a soldier of Legion 13 Mortualia, running like crazy in the night through the Dark Forest, with Yuki on his side.

 

She is injured and scared, so weak she falls on the ground, but he screams her name terrified, go back and grab her hand, then start running.

 

But the next memory he remembers is his death. He can feel the monster's claws tearing his heart apart, but he smiles

 

happy and say one single thing: "run, Yuki".

 

DISSOLVE TO: SWAMP. CONTINUOUS

 

A powerful scream is heard, the warrior cut through his

own fear and tear the serpent body's into thousand pieces.

 

Everyone is staring at him, terrified, but he just falls on his knees.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Yuki...

 

 

He raises his eyes, looking at the girl with tears in his eyes, and the saddest smile on his face.

 

With his last powers, he stands up again and goes closer to the girl. She looks at the ice elf and then again at the dark warrior, but when this one hug her, she can't even breath.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Yuki! My Yukina! I'm sorry! I'm so

sorry!

 

Starting with the ice elf and then the others, all of them are shocked. They don't understand what is going on, but none of them say a word.

 

DARK WARRIOR

I was happy thinking you are free,

that you escaped and you are safe

somewhere, but I couldn't protect

you! I wasn't strong enough.

 

The girl breath deep, she reminds that dream, when she was running through the dark forest with him screaming her name and then holding her hand.

 

HUMAN GIRL

It wasn't a dream, it wasn't just

my imagination....

 

The dark warrior makes one step back and looks at her.

 

HUMAN GIRL

A few nights ago I had a strange

dream, we were running through a

forest, it was very tall and dark.

You were there screaming my name,

so scared...

 

The dark warrior closes his eyes and tears fall slowly on his face.

 

HUMAN GIRL

You... Who are you?

 

He opens his purple eyes and smile, looking at her.

 

DARK WARRIOR

My name is Ator, I am a soldier of

Legion 13 Mortualia. And you are my

fiance.

 

In that moment, both Yuki and the ice elf have a shock, but the others as well.

 

WIZARD

How the hell do you know that?

You... You have your memories back,

don't you?

 

Ator approve, and then he looks at the ice elf.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Sorry!

 

ICE ELF

No, is... Is fine!

 

A boat appears from nowhere and stops at the edge of the island.

 

WIZARD

What the hell?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Listen everyone... I don't want to

freak you out, but the truth is...

 

He stops for a moment and looks at the wizard, but this one raise his eyebrow and wait for an answer.

 

DARK WARRIOR

I believe we are all dead. This

entire place is the death maze,

also known as purgatory.

 

No one can say a word anymore, a complete silence covers the place. Then the fire boy opens his eyes, he makes a vague sound of pain and looks up at Ator.

 

FIRE BOY

You are kidding, right?

 

DARK WARRIOR

I'm afraid I'm not. Yuki, what you

remembered was real. Your name is

Yukiona Daiki, you are the prime

minister's daughter, but during a

trip in the empire you got cursed,

so he sent you to the Legion. He...

He was able to see only the monster

in you, so he banished you, but you

were happier with us. Everybody in

the Legion liked you so much, you

were always so full of light and happy, like a sunlight in all that darkness. General Oryum broke your curse, but because meanwhile, we started dating you chose to stay there and marry me.

 

He stops for a moment and touches Yuki's necklace.

 

DARK WARRIOR

I gave you this in that day, but

then I had to go out, it was a

a powerful creature trying to escape

so I was sent to stop it, but for

some damn reason you followed me.

You remembered what happened

next... After that I guess is not

that hard to guess. I wasn't strong

enough to protect you, so I told

you to run. It killed me, and

apparently it killed you as well.

 

Yuki is crying, her entire body is shaking, but she smile and wipe Ator's tears.

 

HUMAN GIRL

I don't dare to ask you for

forgiveness, I killed you, you died

because of me. A Mortualia soldier

died for someone like me...

 

DARK WARRIOR

Stop! Please! I... I know you don't

remember everything yet, and in

this place I was cold and you

couldn't approach me, and this

the situation is awkward as hell.

 

He smiles and bows his head.

 

DARK WARRIOR

I understand your feelings for the

ice elf, and I don't blame you,

actually, I am happy you could find

a reason to smile even in this

place... Even if is not me.

 

He stops again and this time, he raises his eyes and looks at her.

 

DARK WARRIOR

But never say that bullshit again

about you killing me. I would do

that again without thinking, you

are everything for me, Yuki. If I

would've survived, without you I

would be only a monster, cursed to

wander in the darkness forever.

 

WIZARD

A dark warrior's curse, that only

love can destroy it. Turn it insane

and make it a shade of what once

was.

 

Ator looks at the wizard and approve.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

Guys, the boat is starting to move again, we have to get in, or we will be stuck here.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Yes, let's go! I have a feeling

that I know where we are going!

 

Ator smiles looking at Yuki, but then he just passes near her, help the boy to stand up and they get in the boat.

 

WIZARD

So, after all, you did kill me, you

fucking criminal.

 

NOK'SA-RIM RIDER

I think I begin to understand why!

 

WIZARD

You....

 

 

 

 

ICE ELF

Would you please stop it? We are dead anyway, so what's the point for all this grudge? Is not like you can turn back the time.

 

The wizard stared so disgusted at the rider once more, but then he gets in the boat, followed by his enemy.

 

Yuki can't move, she feels a pain in her heart, tears are falling from her eyes, and her heart beats so slowly like it wound stop in any moment, but when the ice elf touches her shoulder she almost gets scared.

 

ICE ELF

Yuki?

 

With her eyes covered in tears, she looks at him, but he is smiling so kind as always.

 

ICE ELF

It will be fine, don't forsake your

heart! Let's go now!

 

She is not able to say a word, just follow him and gets in the boat, right before it started moving.

 

DISSOLVE TO: LAKE. CONTINUOUS

 

FIRE BOY

The boat is moving on its own!

 

The boy looks at the water and sees only skulls and bones, he decide to stop looking, and instead he watches everyone's face, and realize their pain, their fear... They are all torn apart.

 

For a long time, they just travel around the swamp. It seems so long, they are all tired and injured. Everyone with its own shades of memory, seeing it over and over again in their mind, only for the rider is just darkness.

 

None of them can start a conversation, not even a word, all the trip, just silence, and pain.

 

But soon the swamp start fading, they pass through a very dense fog area and then the sky becomes clear. Everything looks strange and they pass through a gate made by huge swords and sharp weapons.

 

FIRE BOY

What is this place?

 

Not far from there an inn can be seen, on a lonely island, and the boat take them there.

 

DARK WARRIOR

Judgment time!

 

 

WIZARD

What the hell do you mean?

 

DARK WARRIOR

Come on, wizard, let's go! Or are

you scared?

 

WIZARD

You think you are funny, don't you?

 

The boat stop at the edge of the island and they all get down and make few steps. When the inn's door opens, they realize that is not other way but to go inside.

 

DISSOLVE TO: INN. CONTINUOUS

 

They all get inside the inn and realize that it looks like a

normal tavern. Hikari, he bartender is a young lady, dressed

like a geisha.

 

HIKARI

Welcome, I was waiting for you! My

name is Hikari, and I will be your

bartender for tonight. Please have

a sit!

 

Without asking any questions, after staring at everything for a moment they sit at a round table. Hikari's beauty is astonishing, and her elegance and grace are with no doubt perfect.

 

She comes to the table with a bottle of wine and six glasses, as well as a pack of cards on the same plate.

 

HIKARI

You might be scared, or curious,

but soon everything will be fine,

please bare with me a bit more.

Let's share a drink first.

 

WIZARD

Who are you?

 

HIKARI

Patience is not among your virtues,

isn't it, my dear wizard?

 

The others smile but the wizard can't stop staring at the geisha. First, she puts the glasses in front of everyone.

 

HIKARI

Your journey was hard, you all

might be in pain now, but you're

hearts are in a greater pain. As

the sun rises after a dark night,

after you will drink this your

memories will be brought back to

you, as well as the truth about

your death.

 

She takes the wine bottle and passes near everyone, and while pouring wine in the glass she calls their name and brings back their memories.

 

HIKARI

Rin, the crown prince of the Fire

Tribe. Ryoko, the great emperor of

the Ice Kingdom. Inari, the dark wizard

from the Shiba Clan. Koki, the great

general of the Nok'Sa-Rim sky

riders. Yukina, daughter of

prime minister Daiki, from the Nura

clan. Ator, second captain and

soldier of Legion 13 Mortualia.

 

Now, after passing by everyone she stops.

 

HIKARI

Please drink! This is the wine of

knowledge!

 

Everyone grabs the glass and start drinking the wine to the bottom, but then their heart stop beating, and all their memories are brought back.

 

Like an old movie, they can see everything, since childhood and till the last day. Every moment of their life passes through their eyes.

 

But from all of them, the most painful one is the truth about their death. Each one of them sees it so real, live it again and feel its pain.

 

Rin, the prince of the Fire Tribe was accused of high

treason for trying to stop his father from killing Ryoko, so

he was burnt alive. The war couldn't be stopped, and in the end, the fire king murdered Ryoko.

 

Inari, the wizard always hold a grudge against Koki, the sky rider, blaming him for his sister's death, and in the end, they both died in a battle, killing each other.

 

Yuki, after receiving a letter from her father with the order to return back home, she followed Ator in the dark forest, where he died murdered by a dark creature, saving her. Yuki managed to escape, but at the exit from the forest, a Hell Dog killed her.

 

With the memories brought back to them, now they all fall unconscious.

 

Shin, the grim ripper enters in the tavern.

 

HIKARI

Shin! You are here!

 

SHIN

Yes! Let's do it!

 

The geisha take the bottle of wine and go near the bar, pour it into two glasses and drink together with Shin.

 

HIKARI

For their life and death, the truth

may be seen!

 

SHIN

And judgment should be decided!

 

They drink to the bottom and then the grim ripper let the glass fall on the floor.

 

SHIN

Open, life spiral!

 

The glass breaks into hundred of pieces, but then those raise and a light explode. Planets and the universe are seen, a

huge clepsydra turns up and a spiral of light can be seen through Shin's eyes.

 

Then everything stops, and the pieces of glass are restored to their original shape and the glass appears in his hand.

 

SHIN

Well, it seems pretty fair to me!

 

HIKARI

Yes!

 

Shin walk closer to the table with such a creepy smile on his face.

 

SHIN

Hikari! Say hello to that lazy

emperor for me! Also, tell him to do

some work as well, the hell is

getting crowded, and the boss doesn't

like it.

 

HIKARI

The jade emperor will be happy to

hear greetings from the grim

ripper, he is always asking me

about you. Maybe you should visit

him.

 

SHIN

I don't have time! Also, don't tell

him, but I hate playing go with

him.

 

Hikari starts laughing, but then Shin put his hand over the center of the table and shades of darkness appears around the entire room.

 

SHIN

First, it was only darkness, then the fire was created to and from fire

life was born. What once was given

now is taken away, and only

darkness is left. Judgment was

given and souls shall return to the

eternal life, or to absolute

darkness! Awake!

 

Like an explosion the shades of darkness disappears and the six people wake up, all of them staring at the grim ripper, with empty eyes.

 

Hikari comes closer and looks at them with a very kind smile on their face.

 

HIKARI

Did You remove all their memories?

 

SHIN

Yes. As always is no need for the

soul to remember its previous life,

a new beginning is waiting for

them. Memories would be only a

burden.

 

HIKARI

Yes, you are right! Then, let's

proceed! Everyone, please stand up

and follow us!

 

Everyone at the table stands up and follow Shin and the geisha around the inn. None of them ask any question, their mind is empty, so like a puppet they just do as they are told.

 

Arriving at the edge of a hallway they stop in front of two elevators. The doors are already opened.

 

HIKARI

Until next time, Shin! Stay safe!

 

SHIN

Yeah! Hei, you two, follow me!

 

HIKARI

And you four shall come with me!

 

As earlier, no question, no reaction, nothing, they just follow as they are told. Rin, Ryoko, Ator and Yuki follow the geisha and enters in elevators, the door close and on it are the blue flower and an arrow pointed up.

 

Shin smile so creepy and together with Inari and Koki, they get in the other elevator. The door close, and on it is the symbol of a skull and an arrow pointed down, to the Underworld.

 

CUT TO:

 

 

FADE OUT.

 

 


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