Children of the night - Demon soul-

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Children of the night

- Demon soul-

 

 

FADE IN:

 

INT. DARK PLACE. NIGHT

 

A complete darkness and nothing more, no sound to be heard and no soul to be seen.

 

And then, from all that darkness the beast is roaring breaking down the entire place. Fire starts burning and covers everything in its flames.

 

Souls are screaming from nowhere and then, their shadows can be seen in the flames.

 

The beats are getting closer and closer, roaring and breathing deep, its fear spreading like a plague.

 

A powerful scream it's breaking his ears, the fire is burning his entire body, and then, all that he can see are the glowing green eyes of the beast.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

INT. ROOM. CONTINUOUS

 

ANDREE wakes up screaming. He has tears in his eyes and he is suffocating. After one moment of deep breathing he gets down from the bed but making few steps he gets all dizzy and almost faints.

 

ANDREE

Your Majesty!

 

He wants to walk but his headache is killing him. He stops holding his head between his hands, his entire body is sweaty and he looks terrified.

 

ANDREE

Father! You shall not have him!

 

He can barely arrive in the bathroom, where he washes his face then looking in the mirror his eyes are glowing green, but then he slowly closes his eyes, bearing the pain.

 

He gets back in the room and gets dress and then gets out from the room, running like crazy through the palace, searching from the emperor.

 

He stops in front of a big wooden door and cough, he feels like his head will explode, but he pushes himself and opens the door, but nobody was inside.

 

ANDREE

No!

 

He keeps walking like a ghost, and then he sees another door. He runs there and starts knocking like crazy.

 

 

ANDREE

Catalin! Catalin, wake up! Catalin!

 

He keeps yelling Catalin's name and knocking until the door opens and the Romanian strigoi appears in front of him. Wearing only a pair of blue pajama pants and with his hair so messy, CATALIN is staring at Andree with his red eyes.

 

CATALIN

Andree! What is it? Why the hell are you yelling like that?

 

ANDREE

Where is Alessio?

 

CATALIN

Alessio? I don't know. Obviously, he is not here.

 

ANDREE

Do I look to you like I am in the mood for jokes? When have you seen him last time?

 

CATALIN

Oh, Andree! Calm down, what is happening? You look horrible!

 

ANDREE

Never mind me, Alessio is in danger. We must find him!

 

CATALIN

Why would Alessio be in danger?

 

Catalin starts laughing but then, when he sees tears falling from Andree's eyes, he stops.

 

CATALIN

Andree... What the hell is going on? Who on Earth would be able to do any harm to Alessio?

 

ANDREE

Catalin, You don't know... You don't understand...

 

CATALIN

Then fucking tell me!

 

ANDREE

Alessio will die tomorrow!

 

CATALIN

What?

 

 

ANDREE

I can save him, but I can't find him. I am desperate, and I don't know who to ask for help. I don't trust any of this idiots from the Legion. You are the Cardinal, help me Catalin! I am begging you, help me to find Alessio.

 

Catalin just proves then, letting the door opened behind him, he gets in the room and in now time he changes his clothes and grabs his swords.

 

From the bed his wife, CATALINA wakes up and without understanding what is happening she just looks at him.

 

CATALINA

Catalin, where are you going?

 

CATALIN

Something came out, I don't have time to explain. Please be safe, go back to sleep, I don't know when I will be back. I go now!

 

CATALINA

Please be safe!

 

But he already went outside from the room and closed the door behind him.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT.CATACOMBS. NIGHT

 

In the darkness of the catacombs, the fire lights the entire place. The floor is covered with candles, and in the middle of the room, THALLIA, a young girl with purple hair and eyes is kneed, forced to watch how a large group of people, wearing long red capes are torturing NOCTURNE, a vampire with blue eyes and long black hair.

 

THALLIA

No! Please stop it! You are killing him! Please, I am begging you! Don't kill him!

 

She is yelling at them but nobody is listening to her. Nocturne's eyes turn black and he screams of pain when they stab him with a silver dagger in the chest.

 

THALLIA

No! You will kill him! Stop it! He is innocent! Stop touching him you monster!

 

Thallia is screaming of anger and the entire room is set on fire. The red capes are getting scared and when one of them wants to take Nocturne's head off, Thallia can just scream,

 

 

but then, all of them are massacred.

 

Pieces of their dead bodies fall on the ground, she is staring at the river of blood, but then, when she rises her eyes, she sees ALESSIO there.

 

THALLIA

Alessio!

 

He knees near her and gently touches her face. Tears fall from Thallia's eyes but she smiles and falls in his arms.

 

THALLIA

You came! You came for me!

 

ALESSIO

Yes, of course, I did! You are safe now, Thallia, I am here!

 

THALLIA

Nocturne, please, help him!

 

Alessio looks at Nocturne and growls.

 

THALLIA

Please, forgive him! Don't let him die, for me. Save him for me.

 

ALESSIO

Why?

 

THALLIA

Because he is everything to me! He is my reason to be alive! Please, Alessio... Don't let my soul die!

 

The anger is burning into Alessio's eyes, but even so, he stands up and walks closer to Nocturne. The vampire is almost unconscious, bleeding from every part of his body and when Alessio breaks the chains, he falls on the ground.

 

THALLIA

Nocturne!

 

Thallia runs there and falling on her knees he grab him into her arms. She is crying and kiss him on the forehead.

 

THALLIA

Alessio! Don't let him die! Please, save...

 

But she stops speaking and terrified looks back. The entire place starts burning and the roar of beats is heard.

 

Dressed all in black, with crimson red long hair and green glowing eyes, holding a spear in his hand, ATLAS steps from the fire and walk closer.

 

 

THALLIA

No!

 

Alessio is shocked to see him, his eyes start glowing and he growls, but Atlas just smiles.

 

ATLAS

I finally found you, Agali...oh, by bad. Should I call you, Alessio?

 

He starts laughing so hysterically but then he looks at Thallia.

 

ATLAS

You think you could hide from me?

Hore!

 

ALESSIO

What do you want Atlas? Why are you here?

 

ATLAS

Let's not be the hypocrite, ok? You know very well why I am here. And also, how long have it been? I can't even remember when I saw you last time. And the first thing you ask is why am I here?

 

ALESSIO

Atlas! GO HOME!

 

ATLAS

Give Thallia to me, and maybe I will.

 

ALESSIO

Never!

 

Atlas smiles so ironically and his eyes start glowing, but he could only hear him growling, and in the next second Alessio is pushing him against the wall, struggling him.

 

ALESSIO

Do not fuck around with me, Atlas! I don't have as much patience as back in the days! Thallia is mine!

 

ATLAS

I don't think you are in a position to decide that, and unfortunately neither do I... That's why I am here with a direct order from the Master.

 

Atlas smiles and hit Alessio so powerful that his body breaks the wall. His nose is bleeding and he is shocked.

 

 

ATLAS

I know you too well to come here unarmed. You are strong, but you are a nothing in front of the Master! The Master that you choose to betray! Murderer!

 

ALESSIO

Thallia, take Nocturne and get out of here!

 

Thallia is just crying looking at Alessio walking closer.

 

ATLAS

Oh, no! Nobody is going anywhere! I will kill you, Alessio! I will kill all of you!

 

The wind starts blowing around Atlas and his eyes are glowing green again. He cast the darkness around his spear and then he attack.

 

Alessio doge and growling manages to grab Atlas by the hand and hit him in the chest.

 

ATLAS

What is this? Stop fooling around and fight! The power of a general... I would die to see that.

 

ALESSIO

Then die!

 

Alessio's eyes are glowing red and then he attacks. So powerful and fast he breaks the wall pushing Atlas through it. Atlas smiles and hit Alessio pushing him away.

 

Under their attacks, the entire place is breaking and falling apart. Alessio wipes the floor with Atlas's body breaking his bones, but then he pushes back and manages to make a scratch on the emperor's face with the spear.

 

ATLAS

Suffer! Can you feel the pain? Enjoy it Alessio! I will tear your body apart and I will bath in your blood. I will devour your soul!

 

ALESSIO

Stupid fool! You are not strong enough to even touch me! Don't forget your place, Atlas!

 

Smiling so arrogant Atlas attack and breaks Alessio's ribs. His entire body is covered with a dark shadow and his eyes are glowing red.

 

 

ATLAS

Those eyes! I can see the pain through them! Impressed? I told you that I would never attack unarmed! You murderer! Die!

 

Atlas attacks but then, just before reaching Alessio someone grabs his spear and stop him.

 

The darkness grows bigger and bigger and the wind turns into a storm. The red eyes of Atlas turn green again and he is shocked, looking at Andree he is forced to kneel in front of him.

 

ANDREE

This is enough, demon!

 

ATLAS

Young Master! Why are you here?

 

ANDREE

I am not your master, you monster! My master is over there and you just tried to kill him!

 

ALESSIO

Andree, no! Step back!

 

ANDREE

Please get out of here Your Majesty, the Cardinal is waiting for you outside together with your friends.

 

ALESSIO

Catalin is here?

 

ATLAS

Why are you doing this? Why are you protecting him and dying your own father?

 

ANDREE

My father can go to hell! And so do you!

 

Andree hit Atlas and throw him five meters behind.

 

ALESSIO

Andree! Step back, this is not your fight!

 

ANDREE

But is neither yours, Your Majesty! I know you want to protect her, but if you die, then is pointless. If my father wants her soul to belong in hell... Then I shall take it!

 

ATLAS

What?

 

Atlas stands up holding the spear in his hand, with the darkness around it.

 

ANDREE

Please stop that mascarade, you know is useless against me. It is not only about what my father wants, is about your own revenge, Atlas! But if you want to spread darkness and fear, then I will show you what real fear looks like.

 

When the entire place starts shaking Atlas makes one step back. The room is cover in no time with dark shadows and Andree's eyes start glowing green.

 

Around him, the wind is changing into a storm and as he walk closer to Atlas, shadows are surrounding him. Then- he attacks.

 

So strong he makes a hole in the ground smashing it with Atlas's body. The demon spits blood but then he fights back.

 

Both of them are fast and strong, Andree can barely control himself anymore and the darkness become thicker around him and he breaks every bone in the body of the demon.

 

Both of them are injured, but then, in a moment of hesitation, with one hand Atlas grab Andree's arm and with the other one pierce his chest with the spear.

 

ALESSIO

No! Andree!

 

Alessio wants to make a move, but Andree smiles.

 

ANDREE

Stupid fool! Let's see how you explain this to father! Go back to hell, demon!

 

Andree grabs Atlas by the neck and forces him to turn into a shadow and disappear together with the spear.

 

With a sound of pain, he falls but Alessio grabs him before he would hit the ground.

 

ALESSIO

Andree!

 

ANDREE

Your Majesty! I am all right! I will heal! Is hard to believe that my father would show me mercy and let me die.

 

 

ALESSIO

How could you be so reckless? He could kill you! Atlas is no ordinary demon.

 

ANDREE

The only one who would've been killed tonight is you. And I will never let that happen. Even if it means to face my father itself, I will always protect you... Your Majesty!

 

Andree falls unconscious. Looking around Alessio realize that the building is collapsing, so with Andree in his arms, he disappears.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

EXT. FOREST.NIGHT.

 

Catalin stands up when he sees Alessio appearing there with Andree unconscious in his arms.

 

CATALIN

Your Majesty! Andree!

 

Alessio slowly puts Andree on the ground, then he looks at Nocturne, seeing him near a tree, with Thallia beside him.

 

ALESSIO

Nocturne!

 

Alessio growls and appears near Nocturne kicking him so powerful that he breaks a tree when his body gets smashed to it.

 

THALLIA

No! Please, Alessio! Don't!

 

Nocturne is spitting blood but he can't stand up. Alessio arrives near him and grabs him by the neck.

 

ALESSIO

I should burn you alive, Nocturne! Do you have any idea what did Zero endured to take you out from that asylum? How could you do that? You promised you will stay away from Thallia, and that was the only reason for saving your pathetic life.

 

NOCTURNE

You are the one who doesn't understand. She is not what you think, Thallia is not an angel anymore. Without me, she will die.

 

 

ALESSIO

What did you say?

 

THALLIA

Alessio! Please! Don't hurt him!

 

Thallia comes running and knees near them, hugging Nocturne from behind. Alessio looks at her for some moments and then he let the vampire fall on the ground.

 

ALESSIO

Then, she is not my problem anymore!

 

He turns back and walks closer to Catalin.

 

ALESSIO

Catalin, please take Andree, we are going home!

 

CATALIN

Yes, Your Majesty!

 

Catalin grabs Andree in his arms, but before they go, Alessio looks back at Nocturne who called his name.

 

NOCTURNE

You know that Atlas will seek revenge for tonight. Now, he will claim both her and your dog's soul. Things will only get worse.

 

ALESSIO

You have 5000 years old, Nocturne, you are old enough to deal with your own problems. And about Andree... He is stronger than you imagine.

 

THALLIA

Alessio!

 

ALESSIO

Thallia, forgive me, but I had enough of this! I would've sacrificed everything to protect you, but instead, you sold your soul to a vampire! Now you should ask him to help you. But be careful...

Because is nobody there to protect him...

 

Alessio looks at Catalin and then without saying anything anymore, he disappears.

 

Catalin looks back and bows his head, then he leaves together with Andree.

 

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. STREET. NIGHT

 

Smoking on top of a building and staring at the moon, FLAVIO ARYS gets annoyed hearing one powerful scream.

 

FLAVIO

It was about time! A bit more and I would'die bored!

 

He throws the cigarette on the ground and takes his daggers.

 

FLAVIO

Bring it on!

 

His blue eyes turn black and he jumps from the building. On the ground, he flashes steps and arrives at the corner of the building, but then he stops.

 

With the most disgusted look in his eyes, he looks at a bunch of guys trying to rape a girl.

 

FLAVIO

You have to be kidding me!

 

Annoyed he turns back and starts walking away.

 

FLAVIO

Fucking humans!

 

Hearing the girl screaming he keep walking and puts his daggers back, but when her scream is getting him frustrated he stops, look back and in the next second he arrives there.

 

The guys are looking at him blabbering something that he couldn't care less about, he is only staring at the broken eyes full with tears of that girl.

 

PIA

Help me!

 

Her voice begging for help makes him smile, and when one of the guys wants to touch him, he breaks his hand off.

 

Terrified all of them step back, swearing and screaming some other bullshit that Flavio couldn't give a fuck about.

 

He just smiles looking at the girl, and then, taking his daggers he turns them apart. She is not screaming, not even breathing. She closes her eyes and remains quiet.

 

And when she opens them, he is there, near her, petting her head slowly.

 

FLAVIO

So fragile! So weak that makes me puke, that is my opinion about humans, you know!

 

 

PIA

Kill me!

 

FLAVIO

Me? Why would I do such a cruel and horrible thing?

 

PIA

Please! I am begging you, kill me!

 

FLAVIO

You are a strange girl, they only use to beg for mercy, at least until I start breaking their bones. But you ask me to kill you, why? Is it because of what those guys did to you?

 

She is only crying, shaking of fear, staring into his cruel blue eyes.

 

FLAVIO

No! I won't kill you!

 

PIA

You don't know anything about me. I can't take this anymore, please, put an end to my suffering.

 

FLAVIO

First, why the hell would I know anything about you? Second, you have no idea what suffering means. You are only a stupid and bitchy girl with mommy or daddy issues. You have no idea what...

 

But then he stops and looks back. His eyes turn black and as he stands up he takes his daggers.

 

FLAVIO

Please excuse me one second, young lady!

 

Smiling so arrogant Flavio makes few steps then he stops.

 

FLAVIO

So, you finally decided to show up!

Monster!

 

From the dark corner of a building, an impure blood wolf, the beast attack him, growling, covered in blood.

 

FLAVIO

Disgusting! Those fucking wolves should deal with their shit!

 

The girl is too scared to scream, she is only staring at him, but Flavio is only amused. The beast attack him, and

 

 

too fast so the girl can realize what is happening he tears apart the wolf.

 

Pieces of his body fall on the ground, and its massive body turns into a human.

 

Flavio puts his daggers back and returns near the girl.

 

FLAVIO

So, what was I saying?

 

PIA

What are you?

 

FLAVIO

Vampire! A 2000 years old vampire.

Flavio Arys.

 

PIA

Vampire...

 

FLAVIO

Eh! And what are you? Excepting broken?

 

PIA

My name is Pia.

 

FLAVIO

Pia? A strange name.

 

PIA

It's actually Persephony!

 

FLAVIO

That's a proper name. Tell me, Persephony, do you still want me to kill you? Or do you prefer to be my pray? Would you let me devour you?

 

PIA

Your pray?

 

She is only staring at him and tears starts falling from her eyes. Her heart is beating so fast and her hands are shaking.

 

FLAVIO

You are so pathetic! I am bored!

Goodbye, little Persephony!

 

He wants to leave but Pia runs and grabs his arm.

 

PIA

Please don't go! Don't let me alone here! Please!

 

 

Flavio turns back, looking at her, smiling so creepy that, she is scared but even so she is holding so tight to his arm.

 

FLAVIO

You are so going to regret this!

 

He grabs her into his arms and then just disappears.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT.LIBRARY.NIGHT

 

 

CATALINA VASIAN enters in the library, but she stops at the door staring at Alessio who is just smoking near the window.

 

CATALINA

Your Majesty! Forgive me, I had no idea you are here!

 

ALESSIO

Catalina! Is ok, please come in!

 

She gets in and walks closer to a shelf searching for a book.

 

ALESSIO

What are you searching for?

 

CATALINA

The Mystique!

 

ALESSIO

Why would you need such a book?

 

CATALINA

Is not for me, Flavio asked me to find it for him.

 

ALESSIO

Next time when Flavio ask you to do his job, tell him I said to fuck off.

 

Catalina starts laughing and notice that Alessio arrived near her. He pushes away some books and then finds the one that Catalina needed.

 

ALESSIO

Here! I found it!

 

CATALINA

Thank you, Your Majesty!

 

Catalina takes the book and bows in front of Alessio.

 

CATALINA

Forgive me, but is something bothering Your Majesty?

 

ALESSIO

It is noticeable, isn't it?

 

Alessio smiles and then sits against the wall, looking down at his shoes.

 

ALESSIO

Is about somebody that once was very dear to me. She is having a difficult time trying to protect someone who I would rather see dead. Funny, isn't it?

 

CATALINA

No! Strange things are happening around here. That is something I learned in the past two years.

Things that are wrong with the outside world, here are just normal.

 

ALESSIO

Yeah, you are right! I was so angry at her and I've said some terrible things, but now I do regret it. I know is so unfair to me, but for some stupid reason, I want to protect her.

 

CATALINA

Then you already have your answer, Your Majesty! Is enough time to kill that certain someone that you hate, but the one dear to your heart needs your protection now.

 

ALESSIO

If it would only be so simple. The battle is a totally different league, and Andree is already involved. I don't want to see a tragedy, Catalina. This situation can turn into my worse nightmare.

 

CATALINA

Please don't fight it alone, Your Majesty! If Andree is involved, knowing how dangerous it is, then he must have his own reasons. Let him help you, and Catalin, and Midnight. Even Flavio and the wolves, all of them are here for you.

 

ALESSIO

I know, and I want to keep them safe, to protect them. I don't want to put their lives at risk for someone such as Nocturne.

 

 

CATALINA

But Your Majesty... If you can't even protect one lady dear to you, then how do you expect to protect everybody else?

 

ALESSIO

What?

 

CATALINA

Please forgive me, I think I said too much. I beg you pardon, Your Majesty!

 

Catalina bows, but Alessio comes closer and grab her shoulders.

 

ALESSIO

No! Please don't excuse yourself! What are you trying to say is that I should just follow my heart? Even if I know that what I am about to do is wrong?

 

CATALINA

When protecting the dear ones, there is no such thing as good and wrong.

 

Alessio smiles looking at Catalina, but then he moves his look at the window, and when Nocturne gets inside injured, his smile fades away.

 

He makes one step forward, protecting Catalina.

 

ALESSIO

Nocturne!

 

NOCTURNE

They got Thallia! She surrendered to them to protect me!

 

Catalina covers her mouth not to scream when Alessio just jumps on Nocturne, growling, but he stops in time not to kill him.

 

ALESSIO

Catalina, please, don't tell anyone about our encounter from tonight.

 

CATALINA

Of course, Your Majesty! Please come back safe!

 

He looks at her smiling so kind, but then he looks at Nocturne and the only thing that could be seen in his eyes is anger.

 

 

ALESSIO

Let's go!

 

As Alessio and Nocturne disappear in the night, Catalina bows and then, with the book in her arms, she just gets out from the library.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. ROOM. MORNING

 

The sunlight slowly pierces through the curtains. Pia walks in the room covered in a towel and a shirt in her hand. In the moment when she drops, the towel MIDNIGHT appears in the room from the balcony.

 

She screams and Flavio arrives there immediately, but when he sees Midnight's red face and Pia so scared he starts laughing.

 

FLAVIO

Oh boy, you should see your faces! Please don't worry dear Persephony, is nothing that Midnight haven't already seen in 5000 years.

 

MIDNIGHT

What the hell, Flavio? I apologize, I had no idea such a nice lady could be here.

 

FLAVIO

What do you mean?

 

So shy and red like a tomato, Pia gets dressed in Flavio's shirt and remain quiet.

 

FLAVIO

What the hell do you want Midnight?

Why are you here?

 

MIDNIGHT

Guess from where I just returned! And guess who wasn't there to help the hunters?

 

FLAVIO

Seriously, this bullshit again? I already talked with Alessio about it. I am not going back to Romania. I hate that country, I hate the people, I hate Alexander Paul and most of it, I fucking hate those kids!

 

MIDNIGHT

You are the Representative of the

Vatican there! They need you.

 

 

FLAVIO

Not anymore! Alessio took back my title, I am just another predator, free like a little girl, not like this one. She is not free anymore.

 

MIDNIGHT

What the hell is wrong with you?

 

FLAVIO

What do you mean? Everything is wrong with me, Midnight! And you can take that letter that you hold, which is probably from Alexander and shove it straight up your ass. Yours or whoever the fuck's ass you want.

 

MIDNIGHT

Watch your language, Midnight! I am getting tired of your bullshit!

 

FLAVIO

Too bad! Now, as you can see, I am busy! So please, show some manners and remove yourself from my house.

 

MIDNIGHT

You are so retarded! Young lady, if you know what is good for you, please run as far as possible from this freak! Bye...

 

Midnight smiles and leave but then Flavio just looks annoyed at the window.

 

FLAVIO

I so fucking hate Midnight!

 

PIA

Who is he?

 

FLAVIO

None of your business!

 

Flavio looks at Pia and notice that she is actually pretty. With a nice body and long black hair, she is staring at him with huge broken eyes.

 

He walks closer but she doesn't move a muscle.

 

FLAVIO

Persephony!

 

PIA

Yes?

 

FLAVIO

You are pretty!

 

 

PIA

Eh?

 

She looks at him and tears starts falling from her eyes.

 

FLAVIO

Why are you crying? I just made you a compliment! What the hell is wrong with you?

 

PIA

I am so sorry!

 

FLAVIO

I thought it will be funny, but I really hate humans. How the hell do I always end up being the babysitter. Come, You look like a ghost, you need to eat!

 

He grabs her arm and drags her into the kitchen where he forces her to sit down on a chair, at the table. In front of her is a pig plate with chicken legs and french fries.

 

FLAVIO

Eat! I know you are hungry!

 

With tears in her eyes, she starts eating. He takes a bottle of juice from the fridge, pours some into a glass and gives it to her, then he puts some for himself as well.

 

FLAVIO

What are you staring at?

 

PIA

Can you drink?

 

FLAVIO

It doesn't taste like anything, but for some reason, I like the texture of grapes juice! I don't care if you don't like! You can throw it away.

 

PIA

No! I like it! Thank you! Flavio!

 

Flavio looks at her and smiles so arrogant.

 

FLAVIO

Please don't misunderstand me. Don't you think I am doing this from the kindness of my heart, I am just bored? And I like your eyes. They look broken!

 

PIA

Because they are!

 

 

FLAVIO

Oh, so you decide to talk! Please, don't hold back! Go on!

 

PIA

My family died when I was 9 in a car accident, I was the only survivor. Then I moved to another town to live with my grandparents, but in two years my grandmother died, and since then my grandfather started drinking, beating me for not doing the housework like his wife used to, so I left. I went to live with my mom's father, my other grandpa but he died as well in one year. I was all alone in a small house. The money I used to receive from the state were not enough so I had to work part time, trying to study at the same time.

 

FLAVIO

It was too much for you so you ended your studies and had a shity jobs where the boss abused you and shit? Such a generic story! I really thought you would be more fun.

 

PIA

Nobody abused me. He fired me, as all the others after him. And this one, he tried to but I broke a chair on his head and run away. He sent those men after me, and you saw the result.

 

FLAVIO

Eh? That's something! Maybe you are not that generic after all, Persephony!

 

PIA

I am tired of trying so hard to survive. Why does it have to be like this? Why when others have everything?

 

FLAVIO

Because life sucks.

 

PIA

I don't want to return to that house anymore, to that shity life. I don't want to be a slave anymore. That's why I asked you to kill me. I am tired of being alone and miserable all the time.

 

 

With her eyes full of tears she looks down and grabs the shirt with her hands, holding it so tight.

 

She is trying so hard to hold back, but the pain is killing her and she starts crying louder and louder.

 

Flavio goes near her and gives her the glass with juice.

 

FLAVIO

Have some juice! You need to calm down!

 

PIA

You are so cold! Why can't you say anything? Why can't you hug me and tell me that everything will be fine? Even if you would lie... Why can't you show some affection?

 

FLAVIO

Because I don't lie, and most of it, because I am not a kind man. If you are looking for affection, then I am not the right person. I am a 2000 years old...

 

PIA

Yes, I got that, you are a 2000 years old very dangerous predator. But even so, why can't you just hug me? Please, I feel like dying.

 

FLAVIO

Because then I wouldn't be me anymore.

 

PIA

Then I will hug you!

 

She just jumps on him and both of them fall on the floor. Staying on top of him, she just hugs him so tight and crying like a baby.

 

But Flavio is not even moving, not saying anything, just looking at her with cold and empty eyes.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT.CATACOMBS. NIGHT

 

Alessio walks through the catacombs, in front of Nocturne, so quiet, without saying a word in hours.

 

NOCTURNE

So, you are not saying anything. I know you are angry! You can even kill me if you want, but after we rescue Thallia.

 

 

ALESSIO

I don't have any interest in killing you.

 

NOCTURNE

Really? Then why is your blood boiling with hatred? Why do you hate me so much, Alessio?

 

Alessio stops and turns back, staring at Nocturne.

 

ALESSIO

How dare you ask me such a thing? You have 5000 years old, and you still act worse than a child! You put Thallia's life in danger so many times, or did you forgot? Do I have to remind you what happened last time?

 

NOCTURNE

Like hell, you do! I know my mistakes, Alessio!

 

ALESSIO

Watch your tongue, Nocturne! Please do not forget your place!

 

Nocturne bows his head, but then both of them look forward very carefully, waiting for something.

 

NOCTURNE

Is coming!

 

The beast is raging, scream loud and coming fast, covered in fire. A huge dog monsters with three heads. Nocturne is staring at it with huge eyes and he doesn't even have time to react when Alessio attacks it and tears its body apart.

 

The monster dies in pain screaming while its three heads are falling on the ground. A powerful sound shakes the room when the massive body hits the ground.

 

Alessio's eyes turn from glowing yellow back to green and he looks at Nocturne.

 

NOCTURNE

What the hell was that?

 

ALESSIO

Hellhound!

 

NOCTURNE

How can it be here? That is impossible!

 

 

ALESSIO

Atlas is here! Do not forget that he is a General! Do me a favor and don't get killed!

 

NOCTURNE

I won't! For Thallia!

 

Alessio feels disgusted looking at Nocturne, so he just turns around and keeps walking.

 

Nocturne follows him without saying a word, stepping on water and bones, looking around at the mold and the dead rats. But when Alessio stops he stops as well and comes closer.

 

NOCTURNE

Is something wrong?

 

ALESSIO

Can't you feel it?

 

NOCTURNE

Feel what?

 

ALESSIO

Thallia! She is here! And she is dying!

 

Alessio is growling and his eyes shine golden again. He hit the wall so powerful that it turns to pieces. Both of them step inside and sees Thallia almost dead in a circle of fire. Her entire body is covered with wounds and she is barely breathing.

 

NOCTURNE

Thallia! No!

 

Nocturne wants to rush in there but Alessio grabs his arm.

 

ALESSIO

Don't!

 

He looks at the other side of the chamber and growls.

 

ALESSIO

Show yourself! I know you are here, Atlas! Remove your seal and let the girl go! Your fight is with me!

 

A beast rage is slowly heard and then the entire room is getting covered with shadows. The fire gets bigger and from the flames, Atlas comes closer holding a sword in his hand.

 

ATLAS

You make me laugh, Alessio! After running like a coward last time, using the Young Master's power, you still want to face me. You still

(MORE)

 

 

ATLAS (cont'd) want to fight me, all for this girl!

 

Thallia is slowly dying, screaming of pain.

 

ALESSIO

No! Let her alone, monster!

 

ATLAS

Maybe a monster, but never a traitor! Come!

 

Nocturne almost gets scared hearing Alessio's growls. The emperor attack so fast that Atlas hit the wall making a hole in it.

 

But then, he gets up and set his sword's blade on fire.

 

Nocturne can only watch the fight between the two of them, trying hard to follow their moves.

 

Atlas is strong but he is no match for Alessio who wipes the floor with him. Over and over again Atlas stands up and keeps fighting back, his anger is growing and so is his power.

 

He stabs Alessio in his shoulder, but the emperor grabs it with his hands and removes the blade, after that breaking Atlas's hand.

 

ALESSIO

You keep calling me a traitor! You still hold on so tight to the past! That was way too long ago, Atlas! Your flames are burning with hatred.

 

ATLAS

You are the one who set them on fire! You betrayed everyone! Because of you, the Master is a prisoner in its own kingdom!

 

ALESSIO

Bullshit! We both know that is not true! Look! Look closely, Atlas, I have nothing to do with any of this shit anymore! What once was Agaliarept died in that day!

 

Alessio takes his shirt off and shows his back to Atlas.

 

ATLAS

Maybe you don't have the seal anymore, but as long as you are alive, the shadow of that day will always haunt me! For me, you will always be a traitor! And a traitor deserves nothing but death!

 

 

Atlas is so angry that his flames turn black. He attacks so powerful that Alessio gets a bleeding wound on his chest. Raging like a beast the demon attack again, but this time, the emperor dodges it.

 

NOCTURNE

Alessio!

 

ALESSIO

No! Stay out of this! If you get in my way, I will kill you!

 

ATLAS

Of course, you will! That's the only way for you! You hold a grudge against this kid, but did you think about it, even for one moment, what if you are the one who betrayed him? No, of course, you did not! Because is only about you! Traitor!

 

Atlas attacks like an animal that want to grab his prey but Alessio hit him by the wall.

 

ALESSIO

You don't know anything about me!

Where you step everything is dying!

Know your place, you demon!

 

Atlas smiles so arrogant, he would want to say something, but Alessio is breaking his bones. He is hit by the floor and even after he sets the room on the fire, the emperor keeps beating him, tearing his body apart.

 

Breaking his hand he kicks the sword away and then grabs Atlas by the neck and push him against the wall.

 

Alessio's eyes are glowing in the darkness and his rage is the sound of a monster.

 

ALESSIO

Set the girl free! Remove your seal!

 

ATLAS

Go to hell!

 

Atlas stab Alessio with his hand, trying to rip the heart out of his chest, but the emperor grabs him by the arm.

 

NOCTURNE

Alessio! No!

 

For a moment Alessio's eyes are glowing blue and in that moment Atlas feels a shiver on his back, his hand is trembling and he has no time to react when Alessio throw him being so powerful that he breaks through the wall and arrives in the other room.

 

 

Alessio walks towards him but he stops hearing Thallia screaming of pain and seeing the fire rising to the ceiling.

 

ALESSIO

Thallia! No! Thallia!

 

He wants to rush in there but Nocturne react first and want to cross the fire but in the next moment he is thrown back, with severe injuries on his body. His skin is burnt and he is screaming in pain.

 

ALESSIO

Nocturne! You fool!

 

Healing almost completely Nocturne stands up. The pain is overwhelming and he almost falls but then Flavio Arys grab his arm.

 

FLAVIO

Gather yourself together, Nocturne!

 

Nocturne looks at Flavio and smiles so arrogant, but then he sees Andree running towards the fire.

 

ALESSIO

Andree! No! Stop!

 

Alessio arrives closer, but Andree already passes through the fire, while away the seal from the floor, and grabs Thallia in his arms, walking outside from the fire.

 

NOCTURNE

Thallia!

 

ANDREE

She is alive, but not for long! She needs help!

 

Alessio is staring at Andree, but then he looks back and sees Atlas walking in the room. Dark shadows are alongside him, under his broken shirt the demon's tattoo can be seen and the black horns from his head.

 

FLAVIO

Atlas Flame!

 

Flavio let Nocturne on the ground and taking his two swords he walks closer to Atlas.

 

ALESSIO

Step back, Flavio! This is not your fight!

 

FLAVIO

I'm afraid it is! It is you who must step back, Your Majesty! Your lady needs you! It is my duty to protect you! And also, I don't get

(MORE)

 

 

FLAVIO (cont'd)

the chance to fight against a demon every day! All I want... Is to have some fun!

 

Alessio can't even answer because Flavio already attacks Atlas.

 

ALESSIO

Flavio! Don't!

 

ANDREE

Your Majesty! She needs you! If you don't hurry up she will die! She needs your blood!

 

ALESSIO

Why are you here Andree?

 

ANDREE

Please don't! You already know my answer! I will never let somebody such as Atlas hurt you!

 

ALESSIO

You know how Flavio is, how could you bring him here? He will get killed. He doesn't stand a chance against Atlas.

 

ANDREE

I brought him here because I know exactly how he is. Flavio Arys is a monster! And only a demon can kill another demon. Also, Catalin is busy. Lady Arianna and her wolves are at the legion, he is covering for us.

 

ALESSIO

I don't agree with this situation,

Andree!

 

ANDREE

You are the emperor! If you die, then is no meaning in protecting us, and you know very well what I want to say. Get her out of here! Save her life and let Atlas to us. Flavio will hold him back, you will have enough time to escape. I promise I won't let him die.

 

NOCTURNE

Thallia! I am taking her out of here!

 

Nocturne wants to touch her, but Alessio grabs his arm.

 

 

ALESSIO

Don't touch her! You did more than enough, Nocturne.

 

Alessio takes Thallia into his arms, he looks back at Flavio and then again at Andree.

 

ANDREE

Go! I promise that nobody will die tonight! Now please get her out of here!

 

Alessio looks again at Flavio.

 

ALESSIO

Please don't die!

 

Then he just disappears with Thallia in his arms. When Nocturne wants to follow, Andree steps in front of him.

 

ANDREE

You are not going anywhere! His Majesty is in danger because of you. He sacrificed his best warrior to get you out from that prison and the first thing you do... Is betraying him.

 

NOCTURNE

You don't know anything about Thallia or me. Or Alessio for that matter.

 

ANDREE

I know more than you think. I know your legend, Nocturne! I can't recognize you now, but I know who you used to be. They called you once the Dark Ripper, the demon of the Drako Ordo. A 5000 years old vampire... But all that I see now is a ghost!

 

Nocturne is growling but Andree doesn't move a muscle.

 

ANDREE

Don't! Look behind you, that is Flavio Arys, 2000 years old, born in Dacia as a pureblood! He is a predator thirsty of blood. The only reason that Alessio is keeping him at the Legion on his side, is because nobody would want to hunt him, to have him as an enemy. Look at him, and tell me of who is he reminding you of.

 

NOCTURNE

Me! That's what you want to say?

 

 

ANDREE

You know what I want to say! What the hell happened to you? Bring yourself together and fight! Leaving everything aside, Thallia is just a woman! If you lived 5000 years only to die for a woman, then you are a shame! You should be ashamed of yourself, Nocturne, or should I call you Rurick, son of Thorir!

 

Nocturne's eyes turn black and he is growling.

 

ANDREE

It brings back memories, doesn't it? Bring yourself together, Nocturne!

 

Andree yells at him, but he stops when Flavio starts screaming. Bleeding, his entire body is shaking as he barely stands up.

 

ANDREE

Flavio! You! Don't just stay here, help him!

 

FLAVIO

No! You stay out of this Andree!

 

Flavio spits blood and looks back at Atlas.

 

FLAVIO

I will kill the demon myself! If any of you interfere, I will tear you apart!

 

He looks over his shoulder at Nocturne, but in the next second, he reacts immediately dogging the demon's attack.

 

ANDREE

Flavio! You stupid dickhead!

 

Atlas almost rip Flavio's heart out of his chest, but this one manages to jump back right in time.

 

ATLAS

You are strong, vampire! I must say that I am impressed, but even so, you are nothing more than an insect! It is a sin to think you could ever kill me, a demon.

 

FLAVIO

Are you done?

 

Growling like wounded beasts, Flavio attacks so fast and powerful that every time when he hits Atlas blood falls on the ground.

 

But when Atlas kick him, he breaks the wall and remains unconscious on the broken pieces.

 

ATLAS

I am wasting my time! Watch carefully young master, this is the true power of a demon!

 

ANDREE

Oh shit!

 

A ring of fire starts burning around Atlas and black shadows surrounded him. His hair turns black and horns grow on his head.

 

The fire covers the entire catacombs and a terrible sound, the scream of a beast is shaking the entire place.

 

NOCTURNE

What the hell is this?

 

ANDREE

This is hell, you idiot! Watch it!

Nocturne!

 

Andree screams Nocturne's name as a spear almost stab his head, but from nowhere Flavio arrives there and grabs it.

 

His entire body is broken and he is bleeding, but he is not showing a single moment of pain.

 

FLAVIO

Andree, get out of here! I don't want you involved in this! I think I will loose it... I can't control it for long... Go!

 

Nocturne can see Flavio's eyes turning completely black.

 

ANDREE

Flavio! You will get killed! We must go now! Stop being an idiot! Not even you can fight a demon! Flavio!

 

Andree almost screams when Atlas attack them, but this time, Nocturne dodge it. He passes over Flavio and kicks the demon to the ground.

 

NOCTURNE

I won't let you have Thallia! I will kill you, even if is the last thing...

 

But Nocturne can't even finish his phrase because Flavio passes like a hurricane near him and attack the demon.

 

Holding that spear he fights like a monster, attacking fast and powerful, so fast that Andree can't even follow him.

 

 

ANDREE

Flavio! No! Nocturne, stop him! He will get killed! He can't control himself anymore!

 

Nocturne is growling, showing his fangs and with his eyes full black he attacks Flavio, but in the next moment, he throws behind, with the spear piercing his chest.

 

ANDREE

Nocturne! Oh, Shit!

 

Covered in blood Flavio is looking at them, but those are the eyes of a monster. When Atlas attacks him, he wipes the floor with the demon.

 

Andree is not able to breathe or speak anymore. Watching the fight he is terrified to see the creature that Flavio Arys has become.

 

With his bare hands, he pierces the heart of Atlas and throws him on the ground. The entire room is burning, and now shaking while Atlas starts laughing, looking at him.

 

ATLAS

I see it now, vampire! In that heart of yours is only darkness. You yourself are a demon!

 

Atlas is laughing hysterically as he stands up, while his wound is already healing.

 

ATLAS

I will eat your soul! I will kill all of you!

 

His flames get bigger and he when he attacks Flavio, the vampire manages to dodge few times, but then his body starts breaking.

 

Atlas increases his power more and more, just now getting serious. The creepy smile on his face is shining in the light of the flames.

 

In a sea of his own blood, Flavio Arys falls on the ground.

 

ANDREE

No! Flavio!

 

 

Atlas kick him, but with his last power, with his hands shaking, Flavio grab the demon's leg, stopping him.

 

ATLAS

Eh? You still alive? That is impressive! Most delightful! Now die!

 

 

With his other leg, Atlas hits Flavio so powerful that his body breaks throw the wall, and remains unconscious in the other room, under the pieces of concrete.

 

Atlas is laughing and slowly walking towards Nocturne, then he just speeds up and arrives near the vampire.

 

ANDREE

Atlas!

 

Atlas hears Andree's powerful voice and looking back sees him kneed, holding his hand in the middle of a symbol drawn with his own blood.

 

ANDREE

Back off, or we will die together!

Now!

 

ATLAS

Young master! Why wound you sacrifice yourself for this past?

 

ANDREE

Touch him and I will erase you!

 

Andree's eyes are glowing yellow, but then Atlas makes one step back.

 

ATLAS

You will regret humiliating me for the second time, Young Lord! I might not be allowed to do any harm to you, but next time I swear that I will make you pay! I will tear Alessio apart in front of your eyes! Until we meet again!

 

Atlas walks away and disappears in his own flames.

 

Andree breathes deep and lets the dagger down from his left hand. He takes one moment to calm down, but then he realizes that the entire place will collapse so he runs towards Nocturne.

 

ANDREE

Nocturne! Are you alright? Can you move?

 

NOCTURNE

I have to, this place will collapse!

 

ANDREE

It will hurt like shit!

 

NOCTURNE

Just do it!

 

Andree pushes with his leg on Nocturne's chest and with both his hands he grabs the spear and then pulls it out. Nocturne

 

 

is screaming of pain, shaking and bleeding.

 

He is in excruciating pain, but as the entire place starts collapsing he has to stand up, helped by Andree.

 

ANDREE

Listen, I have to help Flavio, you must get out of here by yourself! Can you do it?

 

NOCTURNE

You are not strong enough to carry Flavio! Not in this hell anyway. I will do it!

 

ANDREE

Have you lost your minds!

 

NOCTURNE

Andree, listen... Run! Run as fast as you can! Go!

 

Andree refuses to accept such a thing but when a piece of the ceiling almost hits him, he steps back.

 

ANDREE

Fine! Please save him!

 

As Nocturne approves, Andree looks at Flavio one more time, then he gets out from there running.

 

NOCTURNE

Ah shit it hurts!

 

Nocturne is growling and then appears near Flavio and starts moving the concrete parts from his legs.

 

Flavio makes a vague sound of pain and then open his eyes.

 

NOCTURNE

You are alive! Most impressive! Come on, we need to get the hell out of here!

 

Nocturne knees and wants to help Flavio, but this one grab his arm.

 

FLAVIO

Don't touch me! I don't need your help!

 

Flavio is trying to stand up by himself, but every single movement makes him bleed, enduring the pain with his teeth clenched.

 

Nocturne looks back and sees how everything is falling down. Rocks fall near them and one almost hit him.

 

 

NOCTURNE

Stop being a child! Let me help you!

 

Nocturne yells at Flavio with his eyes all black, forcing the vampire to bow his head, being constrained.

 

Flavio is growling so angry while Nocturne grabs him and is doing his best to get out from the catacombs.

 

FLAVIO

Nocturne! Do that again, and it will be the last thing you do!

 

NOCTURNE

Just be quiet!

 

FLAVIO

Hm! The black rapper my ass... You look like shit! What happened, Nocturne? Why couldn't you fight?

 

NOCTURNE

You happen!

 

FLAVIO

Oh!

 

Flavio almost smiles but then when the ceiling is almost collapsing over them, Nocturne force himself, even if his open wound is bleeding he growls and flash step through the catacombs, disappearing in the night.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. ROOM. NIGHT

 

Pia is sitting on the sofa, in the living room, drinking red grapefruit juice and reading a book, but when the door is opening from the balcony she stands up.

 

With huge eyes, staring there she can't breathe anymore, the book falls on the floor and she is not able to move. Speaking, her voice is trembling.

 

PIA

Flavio!

 

Flavio enters the room, barely standing, with his body torn apart he is covered in blood.

 

He stops for a second, growling his eyes turns black and he is staring at Pia.

 

FLAVIO

I will fulfill your wish! I will kill you! Pia!

 

 

She almost screams scared when he arrives near her in no time. He grabs her by the waist with one hand and with the other one he pierces her chest, but then...he stops.

 

Staring at her Flavio realize that she is not fighting back, she is not making any move, she is not scared, with clear big eyes she is looking straight up at him.

 

FLAVIO

You! You are not afraid of me! You are not afraid of dying!

 

He takes his hand back and her chest starts bleeding. She makes a vague sound of pain but her eyes are still watching him.

 

PIA

I have nothing to lose, the devil can't do anything worse than he already did to me.

 

She smiles and touches his face.

 

PIA

I know how wrong it sounds, but I would die happy knowing that you are the one who killed me. If I could save you, then I would give up on my life without hesitation.

 

FLAVIO

And why is that?

 

PIA

I think I am in love with you! I know who you are, and I also know my position, but I can't help it. Is nothing rational in this, but I love you.

 

Flavio is just staring at her, without saying a word, but when her pain gets bigger and her tears start falling, he is growling and starts feeding with her blood, biting her neck.

 

Her pain is unbearable, her eyes are covered with tears, but she is not fighting back. She holds on tight to his shirt and then to his back.

 

As Flavio keeps feeding, she almost falls unconscious, but he grabs her and in the next moment she finds herself on the sofa, with Flavio on top of her.

 

FLAVIO

I am nothing but a monster, a murderer with cold blood. I am no different than a demon. A beast.

 

 

PIA

I saw the hell with my open eyes. If I have to sell my soul to a monster, then it better should be you. You can kill me, or let me live, is you choice. Everything that makes you happy.

 

FLAVIO

Everything that makes me happy? You have no idea what you are saying. You don't know anything about me. You are nothing but a child.

 

He stands up, takes his shirt off and throws it on the ground.

 

FLAVIO

I will go to take a shower, I feel dirty!

 

PIA

Flavio, your wounds!

 

FLAVIO

They will heal, don't you worries about me. I will attend your wounds later, you should be fine until then.

 

He just leaves the room and let her alone on the sofa. Her eyes are full of tears again, but she wipe them, and then just sits there, with her knees to her chest, she almosts starts crying, but then she gets scared when Midnight appears in the room.

 

MIDNIGHT

Young lady, we meet again! I am sorry if I scared you. Where is Flavio?

 

PIA

Taking a shower.

 

Midnight looks at the book on the floor and then at the bloody broken shirt.

 

MIDNIGHT

He survived! Is he all right?

 

PIA

I think so! He is very wounded, but he said he will heal soon. So I believe him.

 

Midnight comes closer and stares at her wounds.

 

MIDNIGHT

What is this? You are bleeding! Did

Flavio tried to attack you?

 

 

PIA

No, is nothing! I am fine.

 

MIDNIGHT

Listen, is not my business, but you should stay away from him! You have no idea who Flavio Arys truly is. I really don't know what is in his mind, why is he keeping you here...

But mind my words, when he will get bored, he will kill you. And unlike today, he won't only be satisfied with feeding on you... He will tear you apart.

 

FLAVIO

Wow! Those are some amazing words. I see that my reputation is still fascinating!

 

Both Midnight and Pia looks at the door and see Flavio there, wearing only a blue towel, with his hair all wet.

 

MIDNIGHT

Flavio! Nice to see you alive.

 

FLAVIO

Why are you here, Midnight?

 

MIDNIGHT

You had a fight with the demon! Alessio was worried so he sent me to see if you alive or not.

 

FLAVIO

Well, now that you saw, please remove yourself from my house!

 

MIDNIGHT

Flavio! You managed to injure

Atlas!

 

FLAVIO

And what is your point?

 

MIDNIGHT

Excepting Alessio and Andree none of us managed to make a scratch on Atlas. Nobody managed to injure a general of an entire demons legion. Nobody excepting you! You remind me of someone that no long ago almost killed all of us. Kristian Ingvar.

 

FLAVIO

I am flattered.

 

MIDNIGHT

I asked Alessio to execute you!

 

 

FLAVIO

You fucking cunt!

 

MIDNIGHT

But he refused, and instead... He wants you to have this!

 

 

From his pocket Midnight gives a red letter to Flavio!

 

He takes it with a huge arrogant smile on his face, opens it, but then, when he reads it, his eyes gets big and shiny. He looks at Midnight immediately.

 

FLAVIO

But this is...

 

MIDNIGHT

Alessio made you one of the nine

Lord! Congratulations!

 

With the most disgusted smile on his face, Midnight bows in front of Flavio.

 

FLAVIO

I am a Lord of the Night Legion! I won't have to go back to Romania or dealing with those shity kids, never again!

 

Flavio smiles so creepy that Midnight makes one step back.

 

MIDNIGHT

Enjoy it as you can! It is not as pleasant as you think! Rest for tonight, heal your wounds and see you tomorrow. I fucking hope you die!

 

Flavio is just smiling like an ashole while Midnight gets lost in the night without looking back.

 

PIA

Flavio...

 

FLAVIO

One day I will kill Midnight!

 

PIA

Why do you hate him so much?

 

FLAVIO

Nothing personal, I just can't stand his face! But until then... I am a Lord! I can't believe that Alessio gave me such a position. I am one of the Nine Lords of the Vatican.

 

PIA

I don't know what that means, but it seems important to you. Congratulation!

 

FLAVIO

I am so happy that I could even kill you!

 

Flavio wants to make a step closer to Pia but then he stops and disgusted he looks at the balcony.

 

FLAVIO

Did you forget something, Midnight?

 

He waits few moments, but then Andree enters the room.

 

FLAVIO

Andree! What do you want?

 

ANDREE

Don't even try to lie, I know you have the Records of Underworld. I need them!

 

FLAVIO

True, I do have them, but why would

Do I give them to you?

 

ANDREE

That is not your business! Please, Flavio! I don't have time to deal with your shit!

 

Flavio smiles and his eyes turn black.

 

FLAVIO

No!

 

ANDREE

You really manage to make people hate you. Give me the records!

 

FLAVIO

Why?

 

ANDREE

I think you know very well why, after all, you encountered Atlas! By your own! You damn fool! You could've been dead!

 

FLAVIO

You'd wish! Andree, you want to take that girl soul, don't you?

 

ANDREE

Yes, I do! Now give me the fucking Records. I don't have time to waste!

 

Flavio is staring at him, smiling, enjoying this so much, but then he disappears.

 

Andree looks at Pia, and she just bows slowly.

 

ANDREE

Flavio Arys has a girl? Well, this is unexpected.

 

FLAVIO

She is not my girl. Here!

 

Flavio throws a book to Andree and this one grabs it.

 

FLAVIO

Make sure you bring it back! Now please get lost! Oh, and next time use the fucking door! Seriously, my house is not a damn public place!

 

ANDREE

You are sick!

 

Andree gets out from the room, and then Flavio looks at Pia and she starts laughing.

 

FLAVIO

What?

 

PIA

You want to kill him, don't you?

 

FLAVIO

Ah! But Andree is different... He is not so easy to kill. He is absolutely something else...

 

Pia keeps smiling and then Flavio arrives near her.

 

FLAVIO

How the hell can you smile with those wounds?

 

PIA

Is fine. It hurts like crazy, but I don't mind. At least I know that I am alive!

 

Flavio bites his finger then he sticks it into her mouth. All shy and red she wants to step back, but he holds her still.

 

 

FLAVIO

Don't be a child! It will heal your wounds! Drink it!

 

Red like a tomato she closes her eyes and drinks his blood, but then, she gets scared and steps back when he kisses her.

 

Her heart is beating like a drum, Flavio can hear it sound and clear so he starts laughing.

 

FLAVIO

You really are a strange soul, Persephony! You speak about things such as love, but now, you are all scared and trembling. You really intrigue me. For a human, you really are strange.

 

PIA

I... I don't know what to do, or what to say. All my life I was a nobody, I have in front of me a 2000 years old vampire. I think I am loosing my minds, I feel so alive and you are so pretty. I desire to have you so much, even if I know that in the end, you will just kill me.

 

FLAVIO

So generic! If you think those charming words of yours impress me in any way, then you are so wrong.

 

PIA

I don't understand.

 

FLAVIO

Persephony! The only reason you desire me is because you can't have me. You must understand that I don't give a damn about women and they are nothing more than toys for me. Please, do me a favor, and don't fool yourself with fake emotions. After all, you are my pray and I will kill you anyway.

 

Flavio smiles so arrogantly then he leaves the room. Pia is just staring into the air for some moments, she picks up the book from the floor and sits on the sofa, trying to read and to hold back her tears.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. NIGHT LEGION. NIGHT

 

In the library of the Night Legion, Andree, Catalin and Catalina stand up when Alessio enters the room and all of

 

 

they bow in front of him.

 

Wearing a white long hair, Thallia is walking slowly behind him, escorted by Nocturne.

 

ANDREE

Your Majesty! Everything is ready!

 

ALESSIO

I see! Unfortunately, Midnight couldn't make it, he had an urgent problem to attend to, so it's only us. Let's do it!

 

NOCTURNE

Andree! Are you sure about this? Do you really know what you are doing?

 

ANDREE

Of course not, you idiot! I've never done this before but is the only chance we have. You really think I want to do it? Do you even know what this will mean to me?

 

NOCTURNE

You are right! I apologize!

 

ALESSIO

Andree! Please be careful!

 

ANDREE

I will do my best, Your Majesty! Now, come, My Lady! Let's get over with this!

 

Thallia walk closer to Andree and grab his hand.

 

THALLIA

Thank you!

 

Andree just looks at her without saying a word.

 

Alessio is worried, but when he realizes that Catalina is looking at him he just smiles.

 

ANDREE

Let's do it!

 

Holding hands, Andree knees together with Thallia and closing his eyes he is blabbering something in ancient languages long forgotten.

 

Around the two of them a ring of fire starts burning, Thallia feels a terrible pain, and she closes her eyes, trying to hide it.

 

Nocturne wants to step closer, but Alessio grabs his arm.

 

 

ALESSIO

Don't!

 

As the circle is burning around them, and Andree keeps saying the ancient words, Thallia's pain increases and she can barely breathe.

 

Andree opens his eyes and looks at her, and when his eyes start glowing yellow she yells of pain.

 

Slowly he put her hands on the edge of the fire circle like she would've held it.

 

NOCTURNE

Thallia! No!

 

ALESSIO

Knock it out, Nocturne! Step back, now!

 

When Alessio raises his voice, Nocturne bows his head and steps back. Both Catalin and Catalina are looking at them without saying a word.

 

Andree holds Thallia with onearm, and then,after looking

at Alessio for one moment andseeing that heapproves, Andree

hit Thallia in the chest withhis right hand.

 

She is screaming, yelling of pain as he drags out a blue burning flame from her chest and then, holding it in his palm, he brings it close to his heart and it just gets absorbed into his body.

 

His eyes are glowing red for a moment and he clenches his teeth not to scream, but then, he breathes deep and the fire ring disappears.

 

ANDREE

Why so much pain, in such a pure soul?

 

Andree looks at Thallia, he smiles but then he just falls unconscious on the floor. Everybody in the room calls his name and come closer.

 

ALESSIO

Andree!

 

Alessio appears near him, he wants to knees, but then, he stops. With huge eyes, he looks to the window and after few seconds, it breaks, turning into pieces.

 

CATALIN

Catalina! Watch it!

 

Catalin pushes his wife away, protecting her from the piece of the window that almost hit her.

 

 

Alessio starts growling when from the floor black shadows are rising to the ceiling. The room is shaking, and the roar of a beast is heard.

 

ALESSIO

Atlas!

 

From the shadows Atlas is walking in the room, and smiling so creepy he sets everything on fire.

 

This time, his hair is completely red, dark shadows are around his body, he is dressed in black, with his shirt opened so the tattoo from his chest can be seen.

 

He steps slowly, holding the spear in his hand, his eyes are glowing yellow.

 

ATLAS

What have you done, Alessio? How dare you decide the faith of an angel?

 

ALESSIO

How dare you to come here like that? how dare you step on Earth in a full demon? And most of it, how dare you to step in here? This is the Night Legion!

 

Atlas starts laughing, looking at the items in the room burning, and then at Andree's unconscious body.

 

ATLAS

You did this to the young master! You involved him in this, in your madness, you involved everyone in this, and now they will all pay with their life. I will devour all of you.

 

Alessio's eyes turn black and he is growling.

 

ALESSIO

How dare you? Listen to my words very carefully, demon, even if I will have to turn into a monster myself, I will never let you hurt my people.

 

ATLAS

Your people? Please, don't make me laugh. You killed few demons here and there, and now they worship you as emperor... But if they would only know...

 

ALESSIO

Say that again!

 

 

This time, Alessio's eyes are glowing green.

 

THALLIA

Alessio! Please, don't!

 

Thallia stands up, she is weak and almost falls, but Nocturne appears near her and holds her arm.

 

ATLAS

Knees, Alessio! Beg for your life, but even so, I will never show you mercy! Your soul shall never be forgiven!

 

ALESSIO

I don't need your forgiveness.

 

ATLAS

Accept it, old friend! This time is nothing you can do, it is the Master's order. Straight and clear: kill them all.

 

ALESSIO

I don't care who's order it is, as long as it threatens my people, I will tear it apart!

 

Atlas is growling mad.

 

ATLAS

You stupid fool! I will devour their souls and I will rip the meat from their bones.

 

Atlas attack but Alessio hit him so hard that the wall breaks when his body hits it.

 

ATLAS

Come on, Alessio! I know you can do more than that! Show me your power, so I can crush you!

 

Atlas spits blood and stands up. The shadows around him get even darker, and specters appear in the room, black screaming ghosts.

 

Catalina starts screaming of pain, and she almost falls, but Catalin holds her. Paimon's mark from her chest starts bleeding, as she is yelling of pain.

 

She looks at the cardinal, who is desperately calling her name, but her eyes are full of tears.

 

ALESSIO

How dare you?

 

 

ATLAS

Watch her, Alessio! Watch them die!

I will tear all of them apart!

 

Atlas attacks again, but the same as the first time Alessio puts him to the ground in no time. So angry, the emperor is fighting like a beast, wiping the floor with the demon's body.

 

THALLIA

Alessio! Don't! Please stop it!

 

Atlas stands up and smile, he attacks Alessio with the spear and manages to make a cut on his face, but in next moment, his body was piercing through the wall.

 

Atlas finds himself on the floor again, and this time, he doesn't stand up anymore. He raises his eyes and looks at Alessio smiling, then he makes a drawing on the floor. When it is ready, the entire symbol starts burning, and everybody in the room starts screaming.

 

ALESSIO

No! Catalin! Thallia!

 

Alessio looks desperate at his people, as they fall on their knees, yelling of pain, having a growing mark on their face.

 

ALESSIO

Atlas!

 

When Alessio calls the demon's name, everybody is looking at him. Neither of them ever saw him this angry.

 

As black shadows appear around his body, Thallia looks at him and calls his name.

 

ALESSIO

You wanted to see me like this so badly! You hurt my people, in my house! Even if I will become a monster, I will destroy you!

 

Atlas stands up, but in the next second, Alessio appears near him and grab him by the neck.

 

The emperor's eyes are now glowing yellow, and the shadows around him are even darker.

 

ALESSIO

I will make you pay! I will erase your entire existence!

 

Alessio is growling so powerful, and in the moment when he hit Atlas in the chest, his eyes glow red, and both of them disappears in the flames.

 

THALLIA

No! Alessio, no!

 

 

The mark from their face disappears, as well as the flames from the room.

 

Thallia makes few steps, yelling Alessio's name, but he was already gone.

 

DISSOLVE TO: UNDERWORLD

 

In a complete darkness, no sound can be heard.

 

In an absolute silence, ashes start falling, and then, a fire starts burning. The roar of a beast is shaking the horizon, and then, the entire place is lightened by huge flames.

 

In the light of the fire, the red eyes of Atlas are glowing. He is holding his spear, and on his eyes can be seen only one thing: fear.

 

He makes one step back, breathing deep.

 

Black shadows appear in the entire place, then Alessio steps closer. His eyes are glowing red, he has horns and white hair. Dressed all in black, with his shirt opened, on his chest, the tribal tattoo can be seen.

 

ATLAS

Agaliarept! Supreme General of the

Eleven Legions of Hell!

 

Atlas makes another step back, holding tight to his spear, getting himself ready to dodge any attack.

 

ALESSIO

In the moment when you tried to kill my people, you dug your own grave. You brought this upon yourself.

 

Around Alessio, the shadows grow to the ceiling. He is growling, and his voice is powerful.

 

ALESSIO

I will tear you to pieces!

 

ATLAS

Of course, you will! Is the only thing you are good at! Come, General! Let me devour your soul!

 

ALESSIO

Atlas!

 

Alessio calls the demon's name so powerful, that for a moment, his hand is shaking on the spear, but then, Atlas growls and attack.

 

He is fast and powerful, but he can't even see when Alessio is dodging every attack.

 

 

Attack over and over again, he can't even touch him once, but when the emperor strike back, Atlas is thrown on the ground, with his chest cut open.

 

ALESSIO

I tried thousand of years to kill this power, to let it die somewhere inside me, but you ruined everything! I never thought I will take this form again... I never thought I will use my powers ever again.

 

ATLAS

Stupid fool! You will never be able to change what you really are. You tried to hide, to fool yourself, and you ended up believing your own lies. Maybe you tried to forget, but in all, this time, I had only one purpose: killing you!

 

Atlas attack Alessio, but the same as earlier, he doesn't stand a chance against him.

 

Blood is falling on the ground, but Atlas can't feel any pain. In his eyes, only anger can be seen. So anger, drowning in his own madness he keeps attacking but to no end.

 

His entire body is cut opened, he falls on the ground, but breathing deep, growling he stands up and attack again.

 

He almost pierces Alessio's body with his spear, but the emperor dogs it, turns back and break the demon's hand.

 

Atlas can see the spear falling from his hand, then, he can feel the cut.

 

Pain can be seen in his eyes, while blood falls from the corner of his mouth.

 

Alessio pulls out his hand from the demon's body, holding this one's heart.

 

ATLAS

Curse you, Agaliarept!

 

Tears of blood fall from the demon's eyes, and when Alessio turns the heart into pieces with his claws, Atlas starts burning until is nothing left but ashes.

 

Alessio looks around him, and in the darkness, he can see hundred of red eyes watching him.

 

He throws the pieces of heart on the ground and start walking, slowly, step by step, like he would walk on pieces of glass.

 

 

ALESSIO

You all here! After so much time, we finally meet again!

 

His voice is not powerful anymore, but quiet and kind.

 

ALESSIO

Revenge, eh? Are you all here to devour my soul? So desired, but tasteless. Look closer, you fools! I have no soul! It is long dead!

 

Around Alessio the flames start burning, reaching the ceiling. His eyes are glowing yellow, and while he is screaming, the fire killed hundred of souls.

 

On the background, from the darkness, only screams of pain can be heard.

 

He falls on his knees, and yelling, he holds his head between his hands, unleashing his madness, but then, he can hear a voice, and with huge eyes, he looks up.

 

Slowly he stands up and is trying to walk. Step after step, for his, is too powerful to move, but pushing through, he reaches his hand towards something, and then, from the darkness, another hand grab his and so powerful drag him into the shadows.

 

DISSOLVE TO: NIGHT LEGION. CONTINUOUS

 

Alessio wakes up, in pain, slowly opening his eyes. The light hurts him, so it takes few moments until he can completely realize what is happening.

 

Standing on his back, looking up, he can see everyone's faces staring at him.

 

ANDREE

Your Majesty? Can you hear me? Your

Majesty?

 

Alessio makes one vague sound of pain, then he closes his eyes again and smiles.

 

ALESSIO

Andree?

 

ANDREE

Yes, Your Majesty!

 

ALESSIO

If you ever do that again, if you ever dare to put yourself in such a danger, I will kill you myself.

 

When he open his eyes and looks at him, Andree smiles and help the emperor to sit upright. He looks at his hair that now is long and dark as the raven, and smiling rise one

 

 

eyebrow curious.

 

CATALIN

How do you feel, Your Majesty?

 

ALESSIO

The entire place is spinning, my head is exploding, and I can't really see properly! But I am fine. I think I will survive.

 

THALLIA

You fool! How could you do such a thing? Why? Why would you do something like this to yourself?

 

Alessio looks at Thallia, he smiles and slowly cares her face.

 

ALESSIO

Because I would die a thousand times to know my family safe!

 

THALLIA

Stupid little brother!

 

With her eyes full of tears Thallia just jumps over Alessio and hugs him, but in that moment both the Cardinal and his wife, as well as Andree have a shock.

 

They are all staring at each other, and then at Alessio, unable to believe what the young lady just said.

 

But when they look at Nocturne, he just smiles and approves.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. ROOM. NIGHT

 

Flavio enters in the house takes his shoes off and then walks in the living room, but nobody is there.

 

FLAVIO

Persephony? Where are you?

Persephony?

 

He walks towards the bedroom and opens the door, but the room is empty.

 

FLAVIO

Persephony?

 

He just speeds up through the entire house, searching for her, but she is nowhere to be found. He enters again in the living room and notices a letter on the table.

 

FLAVIO

What the hell have you done?

 

 

He walks there and picks up the letter.

 

PIA (O.S.)

Flavio, I am scared, the truth is that I am so scared to die. Even if this life is an endless pain, I would like to play it only for a bit longer. I left, but I am probably not far, so you could hunt me down and kill me, but if you chose not to, then I promise I will return. I will change, I will become a better person and I will come back to search for you. It is your choice, thou I am nothing but your pray, and you are everything to me. You have thousand of years ahead of you, but my story is short, so I must hurry. I go now, Flavio, but soon I will come back, and maybe then, you will hug me back. Maybe I will be someone with who you can be proud with. Until we meet again, Persephony.

 

Flavio looks one more time at the letter with a disgusted and arrogant look on his face.

 

FLAVIO

Stupid child, why would I care what you are doing with your life!

 

He just let the letter on the table and then walks closer to the window looking outside.

 

FLAVIO

Thou, I have to say, that you never stop to surprise me.

 

His phone rings, he takes it out of the pocket and answers.

 

FLAVIO

Hello, Cardinal! What the hell do you want?

 

He listens for a second to what Catalin is saying, and then he just smiles so creepily.

 

FLAVIO

I will take care of it! Don't you worry, you will have his head by tomorrow!

 

Flavio closes the phone, walks near the living room, and from a closet, he takes his halberd and then walks again towards the balcony.

 

FLAVIO

This shit is never ending!

 

He just smiles creepy and then disappears in the night.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. ROOM. NIGHT

 

Alessio enters into his room and closes the door behind him. He walks slowly looking down until he arrives in front of the mirror and looks up, at his own image.

 

Like he would breathe deeply, he takes off his shirt and looks at the General's tattoo from his back, but then he looks towards the balcony immediately, surprised.

 

ADRIEL

Why so many sudden in the eyes of an angel?

 

As the floor starts freezing, ADRIEL, a demon dressed all in black, with light blue eyes and white long hair steps in the room.

 

ALESSIO

Adriel!

 

Alessio's eyes almost pop out of his skull staring at the demon, but this one stops and smiles.

 

ADRIEL

You should just see your face right now! Is nice to see you, old friend.

 

ALESSIO

Why are you here? How? Why is...

 

ADRIEL

It has been a long time since I saw you last time, even for a demon! Your presence in the Underworld was a shock for everybody. You didn't stop to say hello, so I come here.

 

ALESSIO

Are you in all your minds, how the hell could you come on Earth? And in full demon form?

 

ADRIEL

Ah, the Master is being such a pain, he is all fired up because of Atlas, but I managed to get a favor from him.

 

ALESSIO

And how expensive was this favor?

 

 

ADRIEL

Not much... 5000 souls. Damn bastard, he was such a pain!

 

Both of them starts laughing, but then Alessio walks closer, he stops in front of the demon, and after staring at him for a while, they greet each other in the old warrior's style, holding the arm.

 

ALESSIO

It has really been a while! Is nice to see you after so long.

 

ADRIEL

Damn ashole, leaving like that, without even looking back. There are a lot of people still waiting for you to come back. You still have so many souls believing in you.

 

ALESSIO

Is sad to disappoint them, but the demon they believe in is long dead.

 

ADRIEL

Really? Have you looked in the mirror lately?

 

Alessio smiles and then walks near the window, looking outside.

 

ALESSIO

You were there, right? You've seen the fight?

 

ADRIEL

Everybody did, but I have to say, it wasn't much of a fight. Atlas never had a chance against you. You killed him in an instant.

 

ALESSIO

I guess he is piessed that I killed

Atlas?

 

ADRIEL

Yeah, he is, but I think he is more disturbed regarding Andree. He really cares about that kid, he wouldn't expect him to take Thallia's soul.

 

ALESSIO

Andree did it for me, and he knows that. I would never let my sister have such a faith.

 

 

ADRIEL

Is she all right now?

 

ALESSIO

Yeah, she is fine. You know what's funny, after everything everybody's been throw, trying to protect her, in the next moment after she makes sure I'm alive, she takes that imbecile and leave!

 

Adriel is laughing.

 

ADRIEL

Yeah, that's how little sisters are. No matter what you do, their boyfriends will always be in the first place.

 

ALESSIO

I really do what she sees at that ashole, I feel like killing him.

 

ADRIEL

But you won't.

 

ALESSIO

Of course, I won't, she would never forgive me. I am inexistent for her anyway, she remembers that she has a brother only when that imbecil is dying or something, and I am the one who has to cover his hands in blood. And then, the amount of fuck she has to give is none. But you know what... Even so, I would do anything to protect her.

 

ADRIEL

Yeah, I know. The Master understands that but is still driving him mad. You know him... I guess, in a way he is glad to regain your powers and went full demon after so long. He was impressed. Everybody was impressed, right before you lost control and killed them.

 

ALESSIO

And you know what, I haven't even used half of my power. And that is why you are here. I am back to my old self now, somebody as dangerous as me should never set foot on Earth, that's why He sent you here, to convince me to return to the Underworld!

 

Adriel just looks at Alessio and then starts laughing.

 

 

ADRIEL

You old friend are giving too much credit to yourself.

 

ALESSIO

What? Tell my is not true?

 

ADRIEL

Yes, and no. Listen, Agaliarept...

 

ALESSIO

Please don't call me that! The sound of that name irritates my ears.

 

ADRIEL

You creepy! Anyway, is true that He wants you back on his side, but just because of who you are! He knows that you are dangerous, he knows your powers, but in the same time, he knows what is in your heart as well.

 

ALESSIO

Whaaaa, I am flattered.

 

ADRIEL

Cut the damn crap, Alessio! The only one blaming you for what happened back then is you yourself. It has been way too long even for a demon to hold a grudge, well, unless you are a psycho and your name is Atlas.

 

Both of them smile and then Adriel goes at the window, near Alessio.

 

ADRIEL

Is fucking boring without you, man!

Come back to the Underworld,

General!

 

ALESSIO

No!

 

Adriel looks at him with a creepy sad face.

 

ADRIEL

Fine! Stay here and play being emperor. What do you care about the vampires anyway?

 

ALESSIO

That is not your business. Listen, Adriel, I am happy here, I am glad I can protect the people that I

(MORE)

 

 

ALESSIO (cont'd) carry about, I have friends, there are people here that would give their life for mine without any second thoughts. I don't want to live them alone.

 

ADRIEL

Bullshit! You just enjoy having people kissing your ass and ladies at your feet. I know you!

 

ALESSIO

Adriel!

 

ADRIEL

Come on now, don't try to deny it! After so long you still are a ladies kind of God.

 

ALESSIO

You are crazy!

 

ADRIEL

Really? Then why would somebody as contests Sophia Arianna de Lizette sneak in the palace, in the middle of the night, like a 16 years old girl, just to see you?

 

ALESSIO

What? Is Arianna here?

 

ADRIEL

Haven't you even sensed her? I have to say that I feel hurt, why would you be so tensed around me? I am your friend, you are breaking my little heart.

 

ALESSIO

Just get the hell out of here!

 

ADRIEL

Ihhhh, fuck the one who will come to visit you again! You ungrateful bastard!

 

Alessio just smiles and sees the ice from the floor starting to disappear.

 

ALESSIO

Adriel! Thank you! For everything!

 

ADRIEL

Just stay safe! Oh, and if you decide to kill the humanity just ring me, I will join you!

 

 

ALESSIO

Please kill yourself!

 

When a knock is heard, Alessio looks towards the door.

 

ADRIEL

Have fun... Agaliarept!

 

Alessio feels a cold wind, but when he looks back Adriel was gone.

 

ALESSIO

Damn cunt!

 

He is staring at the window for a moment and then opens the door. In front of him, ARIANNA takes down her black cape and smiles to see him.

 

ARIANNA

Alessio! Hi!

 

He just smiles, gently cares her cheek, and then grab her waist and get her in the room, closing the door behind him.

 

CUT TO:

 

FADE OUT.


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