Rainbow

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This story is a dark fantasy and it is titled "Rainbow"it's about a teenage boy who befriends a mysterious girl while trying to survive his final year of high school. He develops a strong connection with this girl and ends up fighting for both their lives after he discovers she's from another world altogether.

Submitted: April 26, 2017

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RAINBOW

by Arronn Lepperman

Contact:

Arronn Lepperman (253) 287-2526 arronn.lepperman@outlook.com

Fade in:

Ext. mountain - day

Slowly pan down the base of a large mountain. The pan stops at the base of the mountain and light footsteps can now be heard. A slow pan to the right as the base of the mountain disappears and the feet that these footsteps belong to now appear on screen,

The shoes sparkle in the sunlight with every color represented in the rainbow.

int. bedroom - day

Seventeen year old CAMERON CASTRO awakens to his same dull, boring, late teen life. He winces, rubs his eyes, and sits up. He slowly turns his head and gazes out the window that is shooting bright sun rays in his direction. He turns the opposite direction to see his clock that reads 6:56 AM. He sighs in annoyance and rolls out of bed, exiting the frame. 

Int. bathroom - day

Cameron is brushing his teeth when a knock from his Mother on the bathroom door startles him.

Mom

(muffled)
We'll be in the car Cameron!

He rolls his eyes and spits.

ext. church - day

Establishing shot.

Int. church sanctuary - day

Cameron sits alongside his Mother DORA CASTRO in the front pew of his Church that is Pastored by his Father JOSEPH CASTRO. Cameron pulls out his cellphone and holds it next to his leg. His Mother notices and nudges him to stop.

INT. CHUrch - day

A line of Church members exit the building whilst shaking Pastor Joe's hand. 

Church member

Very inspiring message Pastor, thank you.

Pastor Joe smiles warmly and shakes the elderly lady's hand.

joseph castro

Thank you Barbara, it's great to have you back. Have a blessed day.

Dora Castro greets him with a smile and passes on.

Cameron

Yes truly inspiring Pastor Joe, can I have a blessed day too?

Cameron's father grimaces and pats his son on the shoulder. Then tussles his hair as he walks out the door. 

Int. car - night

Cameron sits in the backseat of his parents car, on their way home from Church. He stares blankly out the window with his forehead pressed against the glass.

Ext. cameron's house - night

The blue SUV comes to a stop in the driveway and Cameron's the first out of the car as he drags himself inside.

INT. BEDROOM - night

There's a knock on his door but yet he still lays motionless.

The door opens.

Dora

Hey...are you doing alright?

Cameron doesn't move and continues staring at the ceiling.

DORA

I get it, first day of school tomorrow. But it can't be that bad, I mean you'll see all your old friends again.

CAMERON

Mom, I've had one friend since middle school. Besides it's not that, these after Church banquets just wipe me out.

DORA

Yeah, well, I know what you mean. My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.

They both smile at each other.

DORA

Well get good rest. I love you, don't forget to say your prayers.

CAMERON

Love you too, goodnight.

Dora closes the door and Cameron pivots and lays on his bed correctly. 

Cameron gazes up as he slowly drifts off to sleep.

Int. bedroom - morning

Suddenly a loud buzzing alarm goes off and Cameron's eyes shoot open. It's 6:30 AM and it's officially the beginning of the new school year.

Cameron forces his fatigued eyes half open and stares at his alarm clock.

Int. school - day

Cameron sits in his classroom with a pencil in his right hand, just staring down at his desk expressionless. He looks to his left and sees a group of students clearly cutting class on the first day.

They're bouncing with joy, excitement, and adventure.

Cameron sighs and bows his head in envy.

INt. bedroom - night 

Cameron climbs into bed and sets his alarm for the next morning. He turns and rolls on his back and begins praying out loud.

CAMERON

God...I don't...really know how to say this. The last thing I want to do tomorrow is go to school. I don't belong there, to be honest, I don't feel I belong anywhere. I just wish I could be someone else. 'Cause the person I am now...doesn't feel worthy of your time. Please change me, please change this. Please change...

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

Cameron lays sound asleep.

CAMERON's dream

Cameron's dream is blurred as if he's watching an old black and white grainy picture.

He wanders through a sunny bright meadow in a first person point of view. As he looks up from the grass he notices a young girl ahead of him waving for him to join her. She runs and dances freely through the warm breeze.

The girl runs to a large tree and then uses her hands to stop her momentum on the big trunk. She turns around and makes eye contact with Cameron. Her eyes sparkle with every color in them. Her hair is all rainbow, her clothes glisten in the sunlight which are also rainbow.

She smiles and a faint giggle is heard as she slowly pushes herself off the tree and out of the frame.

fade out.

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

Cameron wakes up and rubs his face a bit. His eyebrows pull together as he stares up at the ceiling. They slowly close again as he drifts back to sleep.

int. school - day

It's a bright and sunny day and Cameron and his long time friend Cyrus are eating lunch.

Cyrus

I seriously couldn't believe how much Vanessa and Mina have changed since last year.

Cameron pushes his food around on his plate as he's deep in his own thought. He looks up from his plate and sees a girl walking in the parking lot with rainbow hair. 

Cameron's head shoots up and then he bolts from his seat.

CYRUS

Cameron? Cam?!

The girl disappears between cars as Cameron darts across the lot. He gets to where he last saw her but only finds two girls whom are sneaking a cigarette.

Cameron puts his hands on his waist and looks in all directions while catching his breath. He sees nothing but cars.

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

Cameron lays down on his bed and stares at the ceiling. He recollects in his mind of what his dream was and compares it to the person he saw in the parking lot.

Blurry flashbacks of the image of this girl in his dream and then the back of the person in the parking lot with the flowing rainbow hair.

Ext. gas station - day

Cameron is leaning against his parents old mini van while pumping the gas. He pulls his phone out of his pocket when suddenly he sees a red convertible in his peripheral vision. 

The person driving it is a young girl and her rainbow hair is sparkling in the sunlight. She's wearing sunglasses and is about to pull onto the main road. She brushes her fingers through her hair and drives off.

CAMERON

No..way!

Cameron quickly removes the pump from the van and jumps in. He can see the red convertible about seven cars up as he sits at a stop light.

The red car turns right at the green light and Cameron merges into the right lane. When he finally gets to the light and turns, he notices that the lane just ends in a cul-de-sac.

Cameron looks at the houses and wonders which one could be hers. He doesn't see the red car parked in any of the driveways.

He sighs in disappointment and begins turning his vehicle around.

Int. classroom - day

Cameron sits in class bored as the teacher's voice is dull in the background. The bell rings and all the students rise and begin collecting their stuff.

Teacher

Alright, these additional text books are yours to take home but have them back to me tomorrow. Have a good rest of your day.

Cameron dumps his stuff in his backpack and swings it over his shoulder. He looks up and sees the girl with rainbow hair walking outside amongst the crowd of students.

Cameron bolts out of the classroom shoving past his classmates whom are startled.

Ext. school parking lot - day

Cameron comes to stop and is looking in all directions. The lot is flooded with students as they chatter with joy amongst themselves.

He sighs in disappointment because he can't seem to prove to himself that what he's seeing is real.

Cameron walks with his head down over to his parents mini van. But just before you unlocks the door, he sees the rainbow haired girl walking across the street.

EXT. SIDEWALK - DAY

Cameron is following about forty feet behind the girl. He awkwardly walks with a confused look on his face as he doesn't have a real plan of approach.

He then notices her slowing down as she comes upon the entrance of a subdivision. Cameron maintains his pace until he sees her slowly begin to turn around.

Cameron slows down to the point of not even moving. She turns all the way around and stops. She flashes an adoring smile and Cameron now stands in utter disbelief as she is exactly what he has seen in his dream.

They stand about eight feet apart.

CAMERON

Hi...

Cameron smiles nervously.

DESSIE

Hi.

Her smile doesn't leave her face. The rainbow colors are in her hair, eyes, finger nails, just like he saw in his dream.

Cameron quickly shakes his head trying to snap himself out of the daze he was trapped in as he studied her looks.

CAMERON

I'm sorry are you...are you waiting for someone? Am I in your way?

DESSIE

Not at all. 

 

CAMERON

Oh...ok.

They stand awkwardly for a few seconds as a couple cars drive by.

CAMERON

I'm Cameron...

DEssie

Dessie.

CAMERON

Dessie?

DESSIE

Yes.

CAMERON

It's a pleasure to meet you. Have we met before though?

DESSIE

I don't think so.

Dessie's voice is happy and chipper. 

CAMERON

I just feel like...I mean I know I've seen you before. Perhaps it's just because you stand out more so than the normal person around town.

Cameron laughs and Dessie mimics.

EXT. SIDEWALK - DAY

Cameron and Dessie are walking home together and converse back and forth as they get to know each other.

CAMERON

Yep, he's been the senior Pastor for almost six months now.

DESSIE

So you're a Pastor's kid.

CAMERON

(laughing)

I am yes, that I am. But you know it's not really a big deal. I mean nobody from my school knows about it so...

DESSIE

Is it something to be ashamed of?

CAMERON

No not at all! I mean I'm proud of my Dad but, it's just not the most popular thing ya know?

DESSIE

I suppose not.

They both walk in silence for a few steps.

CAMERON

Are you a believer Dessie?

DESSIE

Yes absolutely.

CAMERON

Awesome, me too.

DESSIE

Well this is my subdivision.

They stop at the corner of the street at a subdivision named Starlight.

CAMERON

Oh..ok. Well it was very nice meeting you Dessie.

Cameron sticks out his hand to shake. Dessie smiles and looks down.

DESSIE

You too Cameron.

Dessie crosses her legs, grabs both ends of her skirt, and bows to him.

Cameron smiles and chuckles as he pulls his hand back.

CAMERON

Alright then, hopefully I'll see you again then?

DESSIE

Yes, hopefully. Bye!

Cameron turns and starts walking the rest of his way home. He turns to see Dessie disappear around the corner. He smiles an turns his head back forward.

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

Cameron is laying down and about to fall asleep. He begins having flashbacks in his mind of Dessie from his dream and Dessie in reality.

He sees the blurry image of what he thinks is her in his dream. Then he thinks of the girl he saw just hours before. 

int. SCHOOL - DAY

Cameron shares what his experience the last couple days with his best friend Cyrus over lunch.

CYRUS

Man that is crazy. I mean you gotta send me a picture of her or something. Better yet, bring her to your Dads church on Sunday and I can meet her there.

CAMERON

Oh so that's what'll get you to join us huh?

CYRUS

Dude, c'mon, you know I have an understanding with God in which I don't have to commit every week.

CAMERON

Whatever. I don't know, I mean I still don't even know her. I can't really go and invite her places just yet. Only fools rush in right?

 

EXT. SIDEWALK - DAY

Cameron is walking home alone from school. He observes the young children playing in the park across the street.

Now Rainbow appears out of nowhere and is walking beside him and he's yet to realize.

DEssie

Hello Cameron.

CAMERON

GEEZ!

Cameron jumps to the side and drops a book he was holding. Dessie laughs.

CAMERON

Oh my gosh! Dessie?! Ohh man...you want me to pee?!

DEssie

Alright scaredy pants it's not my fault you're so unobservant.

CAMERON

How long have you been there?

DESSIE

A better question would be have I ever really left?

CAMERON

Yeah, well, I think there's plenty of better questions I can come up with.

DESSIE

That's great! I've been wondering when they were coming.

CAMERON

Well for starters, I've been wondering how you keep this brilliant look? I mean it must be quite the task to match everything so well.

DESSIE

You'd be surprised how naturally it comes. And I don't do anything that warrants quite a task.

They both laugh.

Ext. Cameron's driveway - day

Dessie and Cameron are walking and talking as they approach Cameron's house.

CAMERON

I'm sorry, I feel like I don't know much about you...or really anything at all. I've told you a lot about me and it just seems like I'm being rude.

DESSIE

No, no, please don't feel that way. It's just, there's not much to know.

CAMERON

Oh c'mon, you're like the most interesting person I've ever met.

DESSIE

Hah! The most interesting huh? Well now I just feel bad for you.

CAMERON

Yeah, thanks!

They laugh together as Cameron now realizes they're in front of his house. He stops and turns to Dessie. Dessie smiles and looks towards the house.

DESSIE

So this is you?

CAMERON

(nervously)

Yeah uhh, would you like to come in? You're more than welcome if you'd like.

Dessie's expression turns a bit as she slowly looks up at the sky.

CAMERON

Or if you have to be home that's cool I was just-

Dessie

No. I'd love to...as long as your parents are fine with it.

CAMERON

They're actually not home. But they would be, to be honest they're pretty cool.

DESSIE

Well seeing that they raised you to be such a nice young boy, I couldn't imagine they'd be anything but cool.

 

INT. BEDROOM - DAY

Cameron opens his bedroom door and invites Dessie in. She smiles, looks around, and sits on the bed. Cameron awkwardly sits down on his bed too only a couple feet away.

CAMERON

So uhm, what are...what are your parents like?

DESSIE

My Dad...is an artist, and my Mom, I never knew my Mom.

CAMERON

Oh I'm sorry to hear that.

DESSIE

It's ok. So my Dad raised me and...

Dessie's words just trail off until she's silent. She stares down and is rubbing her rainbow painted finger nails.

CAMERON

Hey...you don't have to tell me anything that, you know, you're not comfortable with.

DESSIE

No it's just, I haven't really...or I can't.

Dessie pivots her body and looks Cameron in the eyes.

DESSIE

There's just things that I haven't told anyone. Things that I can't tell no one. And I guess I've never actually been so close to...

Once again she trails off as if she doesn't know what to say.

CAMERON

Dessie...did you run away from home? Do you have a home?

Dessie laughs shortly and brushes her hair back while shaking her head.

DESSIE

No, nothing like that. It's just...so stupid and complicated.

CAMERON

Are you in any kind of danger?

Dessie stares down expressionless.

DESSIE

No...not anymore...

Suddenly there's a knock on the bedroom door that startles Cameron. The door opens and it's Cameron's Mom.

DORA

Hey honey we're home.

CAMERON

Mom! Hi! Uh yeah I was just talking with my frie-

Cameron looks to his left and Dessie is gone. His eyes widen in disbelief. He whips back around and scans his room.

DORA

You were doing what?

CAMERON

I was uh...I was just about to talk to my friend...I was just about to all Cyrus and...talk to him.

DORA

Alright, well, we brought home dinner so it's ready when you are.

CAMERON

Alright...thanks...

Dora shuts the door and Cameron springs to his feet and is looking around his room.

CAMERON

(whispering)

Dessie?

He checks his closet and finds nothing. He kneels and looks under his bed and sees no one.

int. study hall - day

Cyrus and Cameron are sitting against a wall in their school hallway. They both have their books and binders spilled out on their laps and beside them.

CAMERON

Look, all I'm going to say is that I've never and I mean never met anyone like her before. I mean seriously I just can't believe that...I know her and that I...talk to her.

CYRUS

Yeah, I'm having a hard time believe it myself.

CAMERON

Dude I told you, you're going to meet her. It's just, we're not at the point where we're actually planning stuff or anything.

CYRUS

And why is that?

CAMERON

I really don't know actually.

CYRUS

Well my brother. I just hope you don't take me to your house so you can introduce me to an upturned broom with a face you made out of used gum.

Cameron makes an agitated face and then slowly turns to look at Cyrus.

int. SCHOOL cafeteria - DAY

Cameron and Cyrus weaving their way through a crowd of students with their trays of food.

CYRUS

Look man, the way you've described her is pretty interesting and downright weird. I mean don't you think I or others would've seen her before? Seriously she sounds like an alien.

CAMERON

Wait...do you think so?

Cyrus stops walking and looks at Cameron.

CYRUS

I was kidding dude. Now I'm really worried about you.

They sit down at their normal table.

CAMERON

C'mon if you knew her you would be questioning any and all theories too.

CYRUS

Dude you don't even know her!

CAMERON

Yeah, but-

Suddenly Cameron notices a familiar flash of colors glistening in the sun just over Cyrus' left shoulder. Dessie is standing near the doorway of the cafeteria and motions Cameron to come to her with her finger.

Random students pass right by here without even noticing.

Cameron stands up without saying a word and walks to her.

CYRUS

Cam? Cam are you serious where are you going now?

Cameron makes his way to Dessie while dodging other people. He never takes his eyes off her as he walks.

CAMERON

Hey...what are you doing? What happened to you last night you just...vanished.

DESSIE

I'm sorry, that was probably hard to fathom. I just, had to step out for a minute.

CAMERON

(Laughing)

Well thanks for the warning.

Dessie smiles and bows her head. When she looks up she looks past Cameron and notices Cyrus coming up from behind.

DESSIE

I have to go.

Dessie turns quickly and walks away fast.

CYRUS

Dude, what're you doing?

CAMERON

Wait Dessie!

Cameron softly yells for Dessie and Cyrus looks in the direction Cameron's looking but sees no one but a few students standing in the distance.

CYRUS

What? Dessie?

CAMERON

Yeah I don't know she just...maybe she's shy or?

CYRUS

Wait...are you saying she was here? You were just talking to her?

CAMERON

Yeah you didn't see her?

Cyrus grabs Cameron by the arm and pulls him toward a pair of double doors where no one is around.

CYRUS

Okay look man. If this is a joke then tell me now 'cause you're really starting to freak me out!

Cameron yanks his arm back.

CAMERON

I'm not joking! She was just...I was just talking to her, she was here. How did you not see her I mean how could you miss her?!

Cameron takes off around the corner to see if he can see Dessie still walking. He sees nothing but a long empty side walk.

The lunch bell rings.

EXT. CAMERON'S DRIVEWAY - DAY

Cameron comes out of his house and swings his backpack over his shoulder. He makes his way up the driveway and onto the sidewalk.

DESSIE

Cameron.

Cameron takes a few more slow steps and then stops. He turns slowly and sees Dessie standing about fifteen feet away.

DESSIE

I'm sorry about the last couple days. I owe you an explanation. I hate to interfere with your education...but what I have to share with you is something you'll never learn in school.

Cameron half smiles.

DESSIE

So how'd you like to spend the day learning from me instead?

Cameron takes a deep breath and smiles again.

Ext. lake - day

The lake sparkles and swishes together as Dessie and Cameron walk onto the dock.

CAMERON

I do have some...I guess questions for you. If you're ok answering them of course?

DESSIE

I am. I owe you after all.

They sit down on the dock and begin removing their socks and shoes. Cameron slowly dips his foot in the water. He winces at the coldness of the water and then relaxes.

CAMERON

Can you tell me more about your childhood? Are you in school?

DESSIE

I had a very nice childhood. Like I mentioned before, my Father raised me, my Mother...left a long time ago. I remember my Dad painting many pictures for me. I felt very privileged having these paintings 'cause I knew how much his customers paid for them. My whole room was decorated with them. All different colors from all different types of worlds.

Cameron smiles as he observes her attire once again. Dessie notices his gaze and chuckles.

DESSIE

Yeah, I guess you could say it rubbed off on me.

CAMERON

(laughing)

Right...well I'm glad it did.

Dessie smiles and uses her hand to brush back her hair.

DESSIE

But then, there was the accident and...I never saw him again...

Her face falls yet she remains staring off into the sky.

CAMERON

I'm so sorry Dessie. How did he die?

Dessie closes her eyes and bows her head.

DESSIE

He didn't...

She opens her eyes and turns to Cameron looking straight in his eyes. She then slowly reaches out her hand to him, indicating she wants his.

Cameron slowly and nervously reaches out to hers.

CAMERON

What do you mean exact-

Cameron then feels a surge of electricity race through him. He looks down to see he'd grabbed nothing. Dessie's hand disappeared into what looked like a cloud of smoke. As if there was still dry ice floating there and he had disturbed it with his hand.

Cameron springs to his feet.

CAMERON

Oh my God!......oh my Goooddd!

He takes several fast steps back and is terrified.

DESSIE

Cameron! Cameron! It's okay! 

CAMERON

What's wrong with you?! What was that?!

DESSIE

Just calm down. It's alright, let me explain.

He stops and stands very still while staring at her.

DESSIE

I am not of this world anymore. What you see right now...is a projection of my soul.

Cameron has a confused frightened look on his face.

DESSIE

Cameron...I'm dead.

CAMERON

(softly)

...what?...

Dessie slowly turns around and is facing the water. She begins to share what happened to her with her face still turned away as Cameron stands in the background.

DESSIE

I had just left with my friends late one night. I was alone in the back seat when we came upon a deserted intersection. It was an extremely foggy night...the kind of night no one should be driving. Our road had the stop sign and the crossing one didn't. We got slammed and side swiped by a large SUV.

Cameron's eyes stare down at the ground as if he's trying not to believe what he's hearing.

DESSIE

I found out later that I was...killed on impact. My other friends, thank the Lord, walked away with minor injuries.

Dessie slowly turns back around to Cameron.

Cameron, with just his eyes, slowly looks up and makes eye contact with her.

DESSIE

Look...I know this goes against everything you've been taught and or believe in.

Cameron slowly shakes his head.

DESSIE

I don't expect you to believe me. That's up to you. I just wanted...

Dessie puts her left hand over her mouth as she struggles to say her words.

DESSIE

I just wanted to finally...tell somebody the truth...

With her hand still over her mouth, Dessie begins walking away. She walks past Cameron and Cameron quickly turns around.

CAMERON

Dessie!...I believe you.

She stops but doesn't turn yet.

CAMERON

It's all just...very overwhelming. You have to understand.

DESSIE

Of course I understand, it's just. I don't know what you would want to have to do with me now.

CAMERON

Are you kidding me?

Cameron walks over and stands in front of her.

CAMERON

How many people can say they know someone like you? Dessie from the first day I met you, I knew you were different, I knew you were special. I just didn't know it was to this degree.

Cameron laughs and so does Dessie.

CAMERON

I honestly cannot fathom this at all. I don't know what to think. But that's okay. 'Cause I remember my Dad saying that the Bible says to not lean unto your own understanding. So why shouldn't this be one of the times where that comes into play?

Dessie smiles and brushes her hair back.

DESSIE

That is...an excellent way to look at it.

She then looks into his eyes and flashes another dazzling smile.

CAMERON

(laughing)

And if you think I had questions before. I have a lot more to add now.

Cameron looks back at the lake, takes in a deep breath, and turns back to Dessie.

DESSIE

Why don't we make our way back to my house? I'd like to know more about everything if that's okay with you?

She nods and begins wiping her eyes. That's when Cameron notices something incredible that he hadn't noticed before. Small sparkling rainbow tears and rolled down her delicate cheeks.

Dessie wiped them away and the colors smeared and shined on her face.

CAMERON

Oh my gosh...that's so beautiful...rainbow tears...you have rainbow tears...

EXT. CAMERON'S backyard - day

Cameron and Dessie lay down on the grass in his back lawn and talk while looking at the at the sky.

CAMERON

Am I the first person you've told this too?

DESSIE

You are.

CAMERON

Wow...and...so do you live somewhere...here or?

DESSIE

No...not here. The place I come from is far, very far away from anywhere.

Cameron turns his head towards her. He notices that Dessie's eyes are closed. He can only see the purple, blue, and red colors that are formed over her eye lids.

Cameron looks back at the sky.

CAMERON

So...you didn't go to heaven? Was there not a heaven?

DESSIE

No, there is a heaven of course. But there's a place that nobody living knows about.

Cameron again turns his head to look at Dessie. This time Dessie turns to meet his gaze.

DESSIE

Diamond Lace.

CAMERON

Diamond...Lace?

Dessie smiles and looks back at the sky.

Dessie

Diamond Lace is another world between heaven and between hell. It's a specific place for those who've had their lives cut short due to tragic and unfortunate events. It's a world where our souls can uniquely express ourselves in various ways. Obviously, as you can see, I chose to enhance my appearance to reflect everything I loved in my previous life. 

Cameron turns his head and admires her enhancements. 

RAINBOW

Other residents have created beautiful scenes of nature. Some use their temporary gifts for themselves only. And then there's some who abuse it...and take advantage of the power they possess for sinister acts. 

Cameron's eyebrows pull together in confusion.

CAMERON

You mean, some of the others like you...aren't nice or...happy living there?

DESSIE

There's some of us who haven't...coped with their situation as well as the others. But I honestly don't understand it. To me, certain things about Diamond Lace have been like a fantasy. I don't think I could dream such a beautiful place...

Cameron's eyes begin to widen as he's reminded of something. He slowly turns his head toward Dessie.

CAMERON

A dream...Dessie...there's something I forgot to ask you...or...tell you. Way back before we ever met-

Cameron's cut off by the sound of his garage door opening.

CAMERON

Oh my parents are home! Here let's go to my room.

DESSIE

Hey it's okay I mean...they can't see me.

CAMERON

Oh..right...true...

DESSIE

But perhaps we should go 'cause I'm sure they'd find it weird seeing you talk to no one.

CAMERON

Yes! Let's go.

They both quickly head toward the kitchen slider door.

INT. BEDROOM - Dusk

Dessie and Cameron lay side by side just like before only now on his bed.

There's a knock on the door.

DORA

Hey Cam, how was your day?

Cameron lays stiff and still. He's weirded out at the fact that Dessie is right next to him and his Mom is oblivious to it.

CAMERON

It was...it was fine.

Dora's eyes look suspicious as she scans his room.

DORA

...good...are you okay?

CAMERON

I'm...fine. Just a lot of homework but...nothing I shouldn't be able to handle.

DORA

Okay, good. Have you eaten?

CAMERON

No, not yet, but I will, now.

DORA

Alright, I'll make you something.

CAMERON

Thanks Mom.

Dora shuts the door and Cameron laughs to himself.

CAMERON

This is unbelievable...I mean...she didn't have a clue you were there. It must be fun to get away with.

Dessie bows her head.

DESSIE

You'd be surprised...

Cameron rolls to his side and holds himself up on his elbow.

CAMERON

Rainbow I...I've been meaning to share this with you but...before it seemed to ridiculous to believe. Or maybe I thought I'd just imagined it or...perhaps it was purely coincidental. But now that I've learned...what I've learned. Nothing seems too unbelievable now.

Dessie smiles, glances at him, then looks back down.

CAMERON

So what I'm trying to say is, that I've actually seen you before. In a dream of mine, ironically the night before I saw you for the first time at school.

Cameron now scoots himself up in a sitting position with his back resting against the wall.

CAMERON

Yeah, it was crazy but I just remember waking up and seeing you right here in my room. It was blurry and I couldn't make out your face. But it was you I know it was you.

Dessie looks in the direction of Cameron but looks just past him.

CAMERON

Then the very next day I saw you at school, and then again at the gas station, to finally catching you in the parking lot.

Cameron pauses for a few seconds.

CAMERON

Were you aware of this? I mean, did you want me to continue seeking you?

Dessie has a confused look on her face. She attempts to explain but doesn't know how to word it.

DESSIE

Well...it wasn't supposed to be...or I just really didn't know how to...approach something like this.

CAMERON

Something like what?

Dessie turns to Cameron and looks into his eyes.

DESSIE

Every one of us from Diamond Lace are given a choice at the very beginning. That choice affects the length of our stay here. We can choose whether or not we'd like to communicate with the living. We're given the power to possess a positive influence on someone one last time.

She smiles and bows her head and then slowly meets his gaze again.

DESSIE

My choice was to do just that...and the person that was offered to me...was you.

Cameron half smiles and just slowly shakes his head in awe.

CAMERON

So...you didn't choose me? You were assigned to me?

DESSIE

No, no, in a way, it was you who chose me.

Cameron scoffs lightly and looks down.

DESSIE

You did. If you remember...you prayed for change. Something different, do you remember that?

His eyes widen and looks up quickly. Dessie just smiles.

DESSIE

You prayed and your prayer was answered.

Dessie stands up on the bed and then steps down onto the side.

DESSIE

I should let you sleep now...it's been a pretty big day for you...mentally you're probably exhausted.

CAMERON

(laughs)

Uhh...I'm not really sure yet...

DESSIE

I really enjoyed our time together, thank you Cameron.

CAMERON

I did too very much so.

Dessie turns and starts to head toward his door.

CAMERON

Wait...when am I...will I see you again?

DESSIE

Of course.

CAMERON

Well...how do I stay in contact with you?

DESSIE

Just don't forget to say your prayers...goodnight.

Dessie kisses her hand and blows a long gust of breath toward Cameron, then quietly disappears out the door.

Cameron lays back down and takes in a deep breath and smiles.

INT. bedroom - morning

Cameron reads a text from his parents saying they'd be gone doing church activities all day. He throws his phone back onto his bed when suddenly he hears noises coming from his parents bedroom.

He opens his door and sticks his head out to listen. His eyebrows pull together in confusion as he doesn't recognize the voices.

INT. Hallway - morning

He makes his way down the hall and stands in front of his parents bedroom door. He stands and listens to a muffled voice on the other side.

INt. parents bedroom - morning

Cameron opens the door and is startled by three different people he's never seen before. They all turn and look at him.

A tall, jet black haired woman stands and is holding an opened Bible in her hands. Sitting beside her on the bed smirking, is a young looking blonde haired girl. On her other side, attempting to tie one of Cameron's fathers Church ties, is a small red headed girl with bright red lipstick.

veronica

And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee.

Cameron appears frightened and stiff. His eyes are as wide as can be.

VERONICA

Cameron...

other girl #1

(whispers)

Cameron...

Other girl #2

(whispers)

Cameron...

CAMERON

Who...who...?

VERONICA

Sssshhhh...just listen...I'm not here to do anything but talk...to you.

CAMERON

What do you want?

 

VERONICA

I want you to listen.

 

Cameron crosses his arms in attempt to look controlled.

VERONICA

I'd like to make this short and sweet. I'm Veronica and I've come here to inform you that what you've been doing is a major, major violation. And I'm advising you to stop it and stop it now.

Cameron's face gets real serious.

CAMERON

Excuse me?

Veronica snickers and then closes the book in her hands hard. It makes a spattering thud that startles Cameron. She places back on his Father's desk.

VERONICA

I didn't think I'd have to be so specific...what you and the little girl are doing is in severe violation to the rules that this little girl must adhere by.

CAMERON

Uhm...you mean?

VERONICA

Yes. I mean exactly what you're thinking now. It's going to end right now...and it's for her own good and yours I promise you.

Veronica now begins to slowly creep toward Cameron.

VERONICA

And I'm telling you right now...

The other two girls now rise to their feet and follow behind Veronica.

VERONICA

If the two of you do not comply...well...there are others around who can instill the rules and make an example out of you. So trust me when I say that not everything from Diamond Lace is all sunshine and rainbows, Cameron.

Veronica takes another step toward Cameron and is now inches from his face. Cameron takes a step back but his heel jabs against his parents dresser.

VERONICA

This is your one and only warning. I hope we have an understanding...

Veronica hisses and walks quickly out of the room. The other two girls follow as the give evil grins and snarls at Cameron.

In a way Cameron snaps back into reality and has a frustrated look on his face. He whips around and head toward the hallway.

 

INT. hallway - morning

CAMERON

Hey!

He looks down the hall and sees no one. He storms down the hallway and peeks into the kitchen with anger but there's no one there.

 

int. cameron's backyard - morning

Cameron steps outside and is still regrouping from what just happened.

Just then Dessie comes around the corner of his house.

RAINBOW

(cheerfully)

Hey!

She immediately senses Cameron's mood and has a worried look on her face.

Dessie

What's wrong?

Cameron holds his left fist to his mouth and his eyes are closed.

DESSIE

Cameron?

He opens his eyes and drops his fist.

CAMERON

I believe I was just paid a visit by someone you may know?

Rainbow says nothing and continues having a concerned look on her face.

CAMERON

There was...three different people in my house just now and...

Cameron puts his hands on his hips and looks toward the sky.

CAMERON

...and they threatened me.

DESSIE

What?

CAMERON

They threatened us...

DESSIE

How? Describe who they were.

CAMERON

Well it was mainly just the one. She had to other women with her...well...they looked my like girls.

Cameron walks out on to his lawn and turns to look at his house as he explains more.

CAMERON

But she uhm...she had long straight black hair and-

DESSIE

Veronica.

CAMERON

Yes! She said her name was Veronica!...who is she?

Dessie turns and sits on the edge of the patio.

DESSIE

Just another undesirable.

CAMERON

She did say that we were...under some kind of violation? She said if we didn't stop seeing each other, that there's others who would...make an example out of us?

Dessie smiles, bows her head and shakes it.

CAMERON

What is it? What does this mean?

DESSIE

She is...ridiculous...she's talking about this...old school type of vigilante team that quite frankly doesn't exist anymore.

Dessie stands up and faces Cameron.

CAMERON

Wait, so you think she's bluffing?

DESSIE

Well not necessarily...

Dessie squints her eyes and looks around suspiciously. Cameron follows her gaze and looks worried.

DESSIE

C'mon, let's go to your room.

INT. BEDROOM - DAY

Cameron and Dessie sit together on the edge of the bed and look out the window.

CAMERON

I just, I feel so weird and just...uncomfortable that they were in my house, in my parents bedroom. When I walked in she was reading out of my Dad's Bible. And one of the other one's was wearing his tie.

Dessie stares forward with a pained look on her face.

CAMERON

I mean...how can they just come in like that? And how many more can I expect now?

Cameron turns his head to look at Dessie. She continues to stare out the window.

CAMERON

Dessie?

RAINBOW

What?

She blinks a few times and looks at him.

CAMERON

Do you think there'll be more to come?

DESSIE

I uhm...I think we should dwell too much on this.

She stands up and brushes her hair back.

DESSIE

For now, let's do something to take our minds off it.

CAMERON

Okay...what do you have in mind?

DESSIE

Let's just start driving, we'll figure it out.

Cameron stands up and grabs his phone and wallet.

CAMERON

Okay, but I can't just take one of our vehicles without my parents consent.

DESSIE

No worries, come on.

EXT. CAMERON'S DRIVEWAY - DAY

They both step outside and sitting in the driveway is the red convertible. 

CAMERON

Oh right...I remember this car!

Dessie laughs and bounces her way into the drivers seat.

DESSIE

Well hop in!

 

Int. shopping mall - day

Cameron and Dessie walk through the mall together. Cameron points out a pretzel stand that they're approaching.

CAMERON

My Mom would get me these all the time! They're truly the best. Have you had them before?

DESSIE

Yes, yes my favorite was the chocolate sprinkled ones.

CAMERON

Well here let me get you...or...unless you can't...uhh...

DESSIE

(giggling)

No, no I can't anymore...but it's okay really, you enjoy.

CAMERON

I'm sorry I guess I didn't think about that.

A group of young people walk by and they all look at each other oddly as they see Cameron conversing with nobody next to him.

Dessie laughs and quickly looks down as if not to embarrass Cameron.

CAMERON

What?

Cameron looks behind him to see the group still snickering to themselves.

CAMERON

Oh my gosh they think I'm nuts! Everyone probably does!

They laugh together.

DESSIE

C'mon, let's get you in here before security calls the psych ward on you.

They enter a trendy clothing store playing loud music.

Int. mall clothing store - day 

CAMERON

Well it can't be much different in here just as long as people can see me talking to my imaginary friend.

Dessie smiles and scans the store from top to bottom.

DESSIE

Well then let's give them something else to look at shall we?

CAMERON

Uhh....okay...you?

Dessie closes her eyes, breathes slowly through her nose and then gently releases out her mouth. Cameron sees what looks like all her rainbow colors glow brighter and pulse.

Just then a bunch of gasps are heard. Customers along with employees look to the ceiling to see beautiful rainbow sparkling dust fall from the ceiling.

Cameron smiles and then turns to Dessie who is observing the peoples excitement.

Customer

What is it?

employee

It's so beautiful!

The rainbow dust continues to fall and dissolve before touching the ground.

 

INT. MALl - day

Dessie and Cameron walk out of the shop together.

CAMERON

(laughing)

That one lady said she though it was aliens!

DESSIE

I know, I know, I really thought she was...going to...

Dessie's words fade away as she notices something far across the way. A tall black shadowy figure is standing and facing towards her. It then slowly turns, walks and disappears around the corner.

DESSIE

Let's...let's go.

Dessie quickly turns.

 

Ext. mall parking lot - day

Dessie walks very fast and Cameron tires to catch up to her.

CAMERON

Dessie! Dessie stop! Stop!

He finally jumps in front of her and stops her.

CAmeron

What is wrong?! What did you see?!

Dessie has her hands on her forehead and is looking down.

DESSIE

(voice cracking)

Okay I thought...I had thought she might've been bluffing but...she's not...she's not...

CAMERON

Why?! Why? What's going on?

DESSIE

She must've actually found a way to...summon it...

CAMERON

sssummon what?

DESSIE

Alastor...

Cameron's frightened eyes just stare into hers without saying anything.

Dessie winces in pain and grabs her hand and looks at her fingers. She sees that three of her rainbow colored finger nails have now turned to a faded black and white.

DESSIE

Oh..my...God...

 

Ext. driveway - dusk

They pull into Cameron's driveway and see Cameron's parents car parked.

CAMERON

My parents are back already.

They both step out of the vehicle. Dessie begins pacing back and forth while hold her hair tightly in her hands.

CAMERON

Dessie what?....what are we going to do? I mean, you're telling me that there's someone after you now?!

DESSIE

Not me! Us! And he's not someone he's...something...something of an ancient demon.

CAMERON

A what?!

DESSIE

Just...just listen okay! I've heard about him before but we have all thought him to be extinct. Alastor the Executioner is his name and he specifically deals with situations like ours.

Cameron puts his hands over his face and sits on the gravel.

Dessie walks over and kneels down beside him.

DESSIE

Cameron...I'm so sorry I've gotten you involved in this. It was never my intention...

Cameron crosses his arms over his knees.

CAMERON

So...what are we...going to do then?

Dessie stands back up and sighs.

CAMERON

Dessie?

Cameron gets to his feet and is standing behind her.

Dessie is old her right hand and Cameron notices that all of the colors on her finger nails are now black and white.

CAMERON

What is wrong?! Why is that happening?!

DESSIE

I'm starting to fade. Once a rule is violated we...begin to dissolve and pass on...

Cameron jumps in front of her to look directly into her eyes.

CAMERON

Dessie. We have to do something. There must be something we can do to stop this!

Dessie's face is pained and wants to cry. She bites her lip.

DESSIE

We're gonna have to go. You and I.

CAMERON

What? Where?

DESSIE

To Diamond Lace. Cameron it's our only option and...it's a slim one at that. But there's nothing we can do here, we must go.

EXT. front lawn - DUSK

Cameron steps onto his front lawn and puts his hands on his hips.

CAMERON

I can't just...up and leave though I mean I have school and...my family I just-

DESSIE

Cameron you can't forget that you and your family are in danger as well. In order to fix this, we have to go now.

Cameron walks up closer to his house and can see his Mom cooking dinner. His Dad is sitting at the dinner table on his laptop. 

CAMERON

Is it even possible for me to go there? I mean...as a living person?

DESSIE

I don't know...I really don't but there's no time for figuring that out.

Cameron is still watching his family as they're oblivious to what's going on right outside.

Dessie now steps in front of him and blocks his view.

DESSIE

Cameron...I'm fading away myself. If we don't do something, I don't know what's going to happen to me. It is now or never. We have...to go. For me, for you, for your family.

CAMERON

Alright...alright...let's go...

EXT. DRIVEWAY - DUSK

Dessie and Cameron get back into the red convertible. Cameron's worried and pained expression hasn't left his face.

They reverse out and speed off toward the sunset.

INT. CAR - NIGHT

Cameron stares blankly out the window.

CAMERON

So are we...where are we going now?

Dessie drives with her right hand on the wheel and her left elbow resting on the door with her hand on the side of her head. 

DESSIE

There's...a few things we must get past. We have a lot of ground to cover before we can get where we need to be...

Cameron drops his head and then looks over at Dessie.

CAMERON

Are you scared?

Dessie looks at Cameron and they just look into each other's eyes for a few seconds.

DESSIE

No...why would I be?

CAMERON

Alastor?...your face hasn't changed since you brought him up at the mall.

Dessie remains looking straight forward as her face turns stern.

DESSIE

You should get some rest...we have a long journey ahead of us...

Int. fireplace - night

Flames crackle and illuminate what is a dark quiet room. Veronicas angry white face glows in the fire light. The red flames are reflecting off her eyes.

VERONICA

It clearly wasn't enough to scare them...

Veronica hisses as she stares into the flames. Her voice is so low and quiet it's almost a whisper.

VERONICA

Well...it's irrelevant now...they're obviously taking matter into their own hands. 

Veronica slowly turns her head to the right as if she's acknowledging someone.

VERONICA

I'd say that's our only option at this point...

INT. CAR - NIGHT

Dessie still drives with her hand on her forehead. Cameron is sound asleep.

EXt. road - night

The headlights of the red convertible are seen as it cruises through the windy deserted road.

Ext. mountains - dawn

The red convertible comes to a stop on an abandoned dirt road in the mountains. The blue glow of the sunlight seeps through the mountain trees.

INt. car - dawn

Dessie leans over to Cameron whom is still sleeping.

DESSIE

(whisper)

Cameron...

Cameron's eyes slowly open and after a few seconds he springs up and looks around.

CAMERON

What's going on?! Where are we?!

DESSIE

It's okay, it's okay...we're here.

Dessie gets out of the car and walks around to the front of it. Cameron is confused and slowly gets out.

DESSIE

This is a mountain we must climb.

Cameron looks forward at the sea of trees and begin to incline about twenty feet in front of them.

CAMERON

So we climb to the top of this mountain?

DESSIE

Yes...

CAMERON

And then what?

Dessie steps forward, turns and stops.

Dessie

You'll have to come with me to find out...

Dessie pivots and walks into the forest. Cameron hesitates for a second as he looks up at the large mountain and then runs to catch up.

Int. dark house - dawn

Veronica is standing and staring out a window, watching the blue glow of the morning.

VERONICA

Yes...I can see...but I'm going to let them fall on their own sword.

The room is pitch black except for the glow coming from the windows.

VERONICA

Let history repeat itself...

Loud angry footsteps come stomping out of the darkness and flings open the front door proceeding out.

Veronica whips her head around.

VERONICA

Where are you going?!

Veronica stands in the doorway as she watches a the dark figure leave.

VERONICA

What do you see?!

EXT. MOUNTAIN - dawn

Cameron and Dessie stand on even ground just before the incline of the mountain. They stare in silence with nervous faces.

DESSIE

(whisper)

C'mon...

Dessie starts up the mountain and Cameron follows closely behind.

EXT. MOuntain - morning

They continue walking until Dessie breaks the silence.

DESSIE

Once we're about halfway to the top. You're going to notice some...changes to the scenery.

CAMERON

(panting)

Change? Like what exactly?

Dessie stops dead in her tracks and quietly shushes Cameron. She stares off into the forest as if she saw something.

Cameron mouths the word what as Dessie continues looking around slowly.

DESSIE

C'mon, walk in front of me.

The crunching and digging of their heels in the ground is especially loud since everything else around them is silent.

The eerie quiet is making them both tense as their eyes shift back and forth as they walk.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - MORNING

Dessie and Cameron walk side by side on a trail now with fairly even ground.

DESSIE

From now until we reach the top. You may see things that are confusing. Objects, people, that seem out of place. But they're just mirages...a trick of the mind and of the forest if you will.

CAMERON

Why does this happen? Did you see these things?

DESSIE

Yes...but for me it was and is all real. For you, I fear it's a ruse to scare you off the mountain. 

CAMERON

Who wants to scare me off the mountain?

DESSIE

I'm not quite sure...that's what's terrifies me...

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

The large pine trees block the sun making it darker throughout the woods.

Veronica creeps through the trees with the same bitter envious face.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Cameron walks behind Dessie and is now panting much harder. He stops and puts his hands on his hips.

DESSIE

It's fine, go ahead and rest.

Cameron sits on a nearby rock and rests his hands on his knees.

CAMERON

(panting)

Couldn't there be like...some kind of shuttle system or something I mean this is ridiculous...

DESSIE

I know, I'm sorry, I wasn't thinking, I should've brought some water for you.

Dessie walks over and kneels next to Cameron. Her eyes sparkle as she looks into his.

DESSIE

You can do this. We're almost  half way there.

CAMERON

What? Almost half way? Oh.....man.....

Cameron shakily gets to his feet and proceeds forward.

EXT. mountain - day

Cameron nearly collapses onto another rock and is so fatigued that he's sick.

DESSIE

Cameron! Cameron, Cameron.

Dessie rushes over and attempts to help Cameron turn and sit but knows she can't physically.

DESSIE

It's alright...sit and rest for awhile.

Cameron catches his breath and puts his hands on his head while tightly clenching his hair.

CAMERON

(panting)

What are we doing? Why did we do this?

Dessie sits down next to him.

CAMERON

We should've gone to my parents. We should've gone to me Dad! He's a Pastor he would've known what to do! We should have never done this!

Dessie bows her head.

DESSIE

(calm)

Cameron he doesn't even know any of this exists...no one does. He'd just think you were crazy.

CAMERON

You don't know that. There's plenty of other options we could've explored.

Dessie stands up and kneels down in front of Cameron.

DESSIE

Cameron...I know it's hard to cope with but...it's going to be worth it I promise.

Cameron uncovers his eyes and look at Dessie. The colors in her eyes begin to mix together magnificently.

DESSIE

I know I'm the reason you're involved in all this...

Dessie looks down and sighs.

DESSIE

And I'm so...so sorry...but if we stop moving or go back...

Something catches her eye mid sentence as she looks over Cameron's shoulder.

Cameron quickly flips around to see what she's looking at.

CAMERON

What?! What is it?!

Dessie smiles brightly and springs to her feet in excitement.

DESSIE

Come on!

She takes off toward a a row of thick trees.

CAMERON

Where are you going?! What?!

Ext. waterfall - day

Dessie pushes through the thick trees and discovers a small waterfall that pours into large pool of water.

She jumps with joy and whips around to see Cameron coming up from behind.

RAINBOW

Come on! Come over look at this!

Cameron staggers over and sees the beautiful tropical scene. His eyes widen in amazement.

Dessie hops down and stands near the water.

DESSIE

Here...this water couldn't be more pure...come and have a drink.

Cameron makes his way down the small cliff and kneels down near the bank. He cups the water with both hands and begins drinking.

He splashes some in his face and rejuvenates himself. He goes to dip his hands once again and notices that the water is now a sparkling rainbow. 

Cameron looks up to see Dessie neck deep in the water with her arms treading and her eyes closed. He can't help but smile and be in awe over what he's seeing.

DESSIE

Come on...join me.

CAMERON

I can't...I'll freeze once I'm out.

Dessie smiles and sinks in all the way. She comes back up and Cameron watches all the rainbow water pour off her face.

DESSIE

Feel it now...

Cameron dips his hand in the now warm water.

CAMERON

It's warm!

DESSIE

This water is a gift. It can change based on your needs.

CAMERON

Wow...like magic?

DESSIE

Yes...like magic. That's how we know we're close. The reality of the world is beginning to alter and slip away.

Cameron smiles and and shrugs off his shirt and jeans. He steps into the warm rainbow water and then plunges neck deep into it and sighs.

CAMERON

Oh man! It literally feels like my whole body is being massaged.

Dessie chuckles and floats around closer to him.

CAMERON

Literally all my aching joints don't hurt anymore...I've never felt so relaxed. 

Dessie comes over real close to Cameron. She floats around to the side of his face and whispers in his ear.

DESSIE

(whisper)

Come under with me...

Cameron turns and faces her and the both go under together.

EXt. under water - day

Cameron opens eyes under water and sees Dessie in front him. She points her finger past Cameron and over his shoulder. He looks to see what appears to be a huge world all painted in rainbow.

Trees, mountains, villages, sky, clouds, everything had unreal color to them. Cameron is astonished and then swims to the surface for air.

EXT. WATERFALL - DAY

Cameron gasps for air once his head is out.

CAMERON

You're going to kill me if you keep surprising me like that!

They both laugh.

CAMERON

What was that place? Does it exist?

Dessie smiles and begins to say something but then notices something different in their surroundings.

The mountain and trees surrounding the waterfall has gone very dark. Dessie looks all the way around her and becomes terrified.

CAMERON

What's wrong? Dessie? What is it?!

DESSIE

We have to go...let's go!

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Cameron and Dessie sprinting toward the light. Sounds of evil groaning and laughing is heard while they run out of it.

They reach the day light and keep running until they're away from the darkness. Cameron stops to catch his breath.

DESSIE

Cameron! Cameron we have to keep moving!

CAMERON

(panting)

Okay...alright...

Cameron starts to run again but then notices three young girls running and playing in the distance. They stop and are giggling and chasing each other in circles.

Cameron's face becomes horrified as he sees this distorted black figure now approaching them.

CAMERON

No! Hey!.....Dessie!

Cameron starts running toward the children.

DESSIE

Cameron stop! 

He doesn't hear her and keeps going.

DESSIE

Stop! Stop! It's Alastor!

Just then the children disappear and now the dark figure is looking only at Cameron.

DESSIE

Cameron come to me! Let's go! Let's go!

Cameron turns and starts sprinting toward Dessie. He looks behind him to see the dark figure staying out and watching him run away.

Cameron catches up to Dessie and they run along side each other.

DESSIE

Whatever you see here or whoever you see here. You have to ignore it. It's Alastor trying to stop you!

CAMERON

It just...it look so real! I've never seen anything like this before.

They come to a stop and continue on walking.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Cameron keeps looking over his shoulder every few seconds. His clothes are wet and he's beginning to shiver.

DESSIE

I can see your breath. Is it really that cold out here?

CAMERON

...yeah...

DESSIE

I'm sorry I...I shouldn't have had you get in the water...I wasn't thinking.

Cameron just smiles and wraps his arms around himself.

DESSIE

I've heard of some others who've tried...what we're trying.

Cameron looks at Dessie with a serious look.

DESSIE

Unfortunately they failed...

CAMERON

Is this suppose to make me feel better?

DESSIE

No it's okay because...I think the only reason they failed is because they tried doing it alone.

They curve around to the right and there's a long stretch of trail ahead of them.

RAINBOW

They attempted to follow whoever they knew from Diamond Lace without them knowing. With me guiding you...we should be fine.

CAMERON

How did they die?

DESSIE

One from...hypothermia...and the other was never found. For them the risks were high and the reward was uncertain...

CAMERON

Well I'm not doing well myself when it comes to hypothermia...

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Cameron is beginning to move slower and slower as his body is shutting down.

DESSIE

I know you're tired Cameron, but you have to keep moving to keep your blood flowing.

CAMERON

Let me...let me just rest for a bit so I can get my stamina back up.

DESSIE

Alright...but just for a bit...

Cameron leans against a tree and closes his eyes. Dessie bows her head whispers softly to herself. Cameron hears her whisper and opens his eyes half way.

DESSIE

(whisper)

God help us now, help us now in this time of need. Help get through this Lord...give us strength Father...

Dessie stops and slowly raises her head when she sees the dark figure once again about twenty feet behind Cameron.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

DESSIE

Run!

Cameron turns and sees the dark figure. He takes off running the best he can. This time Dessie stays put and angrily stands between Cameron and the dark figure.

Cameron turns around and sees Dessie not moving.

CAMERON

Dessie?! What are you?!

DESSIE

Keep running!

The dark figure steps become quicker as it heads toward Dessie. Just as it's about ten feet away, Dessie turns and starts running.

Cameron is walking backwards as he watches Dessie catch up to him.

CAMERON

Please don't ever do that again! I'm not going to leave you I promise you that!

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Veronica watches from behind a tree as Cameron and Dessie flee. Her eyes are squinted with repulse.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Cameron and Dessie walk together still shaken up over what has transpired. Cameron's clothes haven't gotten any dryer do to the cold moist air. 

CAMERON

I'm so cold...I...I don't know if I can go any further...

DESSIE

Cameron we cannot stop. Every time we stop it catches up. Not only that, if you stop you're going to freeze to death.

Cameron stumbles to the side of the trail and leans against a tree. Dessie walks over and holds hold her hands out on each sides of his arms.

Her eyes begin to water as she feels helpless to Cameron who has his eyes closed as he shivers.

Cameron opens his eyes and sees Dessie with her hands over her face.

CAMERON

Dessie? Dessie what's wrong? Hey...

He stands up straight and moves in real close and reaches around to put his arms around her waist.

DESSIE

(crying)

I just...I don't know what to do...there's nothing I can do for you...

Cameron watches as his thumb brushes her side and a puff what looks like smoke rises and then slowly recollects as if it never happened.

He brings his arms back and he begins to feel emotional himself.

CAMERON

Rainbow don't cry...don't cry...

Cameron bends his knees so he can look up at Dessie's face.

CAMERON

Dessie look at me.

Dessie sniffles and removes her hands and brushes her back and out of her face. Her rainbow tears are smeared on her cheeks.

CAMERON

I'm glad we did this...and I'm glad we're doing this...'cause we're going to make it...and when we do...we're going to talk to the Alpha and...I'm going to bring you back with me...and we'll be together...for real...

Dessie smiles and laughs while she blinks through tears.

Out of nowhere a light symphony is heard. It sounds like a choir of women humming to a beautiful hymn.

Both Dessie and Cameron hear it and look around curiously.

CAMERON

What is that?

DESSIE

I...I don't know...

Cameron almost looks fascinated but Dessie looks worried.

DESSIE

I'm not sure about this...come on...

CAMERON

Wait look!

Cameron points behind her at three women walking slowly toward them. One is wearing a white dress, the other a gold dress, and the other a red dress.

Dessie instantly stands in front of Cameron like a shield.

CAMERON

Dessie it's alright I don't think-

DESSIE

No! This is just like Alastor...the ultimite deceiver. We can never be too cautious.

angel #1

We're not associated with Alastor.

The white dress one says in a musical way. She smiles the kind of smile a Mother does when she sees her newborn baby.

The gracefully make their way toward them. After hearing her words, Dessie is instantly put at ease and is now surprised.

DESSIE

(softly)

The silver angels...

Cameron glances at Dessie and then back to the women.

Angel #2

You're soaking wet, Cameron.

ANGEL #3

And you're shivering...

They now stop and are standing in front of Dessie and Cameron.

CAMERON

How do you know my name?

Cameron is so fascinated by the peace, grace, and mere presence of the three angels.

They all smile and look at one another.

DESSIE

I can't believe it's really you...

CAMERON

Who are they?

DESSIE

The...the silver angels they...well...they're angels.

They all giggle to each other which makes Dessie and Cameron mimmic.

DESSIE

I never ever would have thought I'd see you or meet you.

CAMERON

Why not?

DESSIE

Well because...they only cater to the living...

ANGEL #1

Yes...we're not normally so hands on.

The angels pure and genuine smiles never leave their faces.

ANGEL #2

Yes it's true. We help the living on earth in anonymous ways.

ANGEL #3

And we couldn't help noticing you could use some assistance.

CAMERON

Yes I...I suppose I could...

They all laugh together again.

ANGEL #1

So with that said...no more wet and cold...

ANGEL #2

And no more fatigue...

ANGEL #3

And no more fear...

Cameron looks down at his now instantly dry clothes. He feels them and can't stop smiling.

CAMERON

Oh my...wow!

He then jumps with joy as he now feels full of energy.

CAMERON

I've literally never felt so good in my life!

The angels and Dessie giggle to themselves as they watch Cameron's enthusiasm.

ANGEL #1

Well then...I think it's time for the two of you to finish this.

The other two angels nod in agreement. Cameron and Dessie smile at each other and look ready and determined.

The angels stop nodding as they notice something coming over the shoulders of Cameron and Dessie. Their faces then turn angry and their eyes squint.

It's the dark figure followed by it's evil shadows.

DESSIE

No...no...Cameron c'mon!

ANGEL #1

Stop...you don't have to run...

The angel puts her hand on Dessie's shoulder and the three of them walk past Cameron with each of their squinted eyes fixed on the evil.

Cameron and Dessie watch as the angels move toward the dark figures. Once they're about thirty feet apart, the dark figures stop. They have a stare down as Cameron and Dessie move on.

EXt. mountain - day 

Cameron and Dessie continue walking fast.

CAMERON

Are you sure they'll be okay?

DESSIE

I think so...they didn't look happy. Perhaps we should be worried for Alastor...

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Dessie and Cameron stop in the middle of the mountain and look up to see the top. They turn and face each other.

DESSIE

This is it...the final ascend...

CAMERON

I'm ready to do this. I'm ready to do this with you.

DESSIE

Me too...

They turn back and face the mountain. Cameron takes a deep breath and instinctively without looking, goes to take Dessie's hand that is down by his side. Her hand dissolves into a puff of smoke.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Cameron and Dessie are just about to the peak with about ten feet to go.

DESSIE

Oh my goodness...

Dessie breathes in through her nose heavily.

CAMERON

What is it?

DESSIE

The frozen ocean...I can smell the frozen ocean!

Dessie skips to the top with ease.

EXT. MOUNTAIN TOP - DAY

Dessie stands atop the mountain and is in awe of the grand frozen ocean.

DESSIE

(whisper)

Wow...

Cameron is several steps behind and finally catches up. He stands beside and looks out too but doesn't seem impressed.

CAMERON

What...uh? Is it down past the trees or?

DESSIE

What do you mean? Don't you...

Dessie gasps.

DESSIE

Oh my God...you can't see it? What do you see?!

CAMERON

I see trees just like we've seen this whole time only going down.

DESSIE

Nooo...nooo...nooo...

Dessie falls to both her knees. Cameron keeps looking forward as if he expects something to appear.

CAMERON

Wait so I can't see it 'cause I'm not...dead? Or I'm not supposed to?

DESSIE

I don't know...I thought since we've come this far that...well it just didn't occur to me.

Cameron kneels beside Dessie who just has her head bowed.

CAMERON

Rainbow, what do we do now?

Dessie looks up and brushes the hair back and out of her face. She then stands to her feet.

She pivots and looks down the other side of the mountain.

DESSIE

The angels must've kept Alastor away...

She continues staring down the other side of the mountain.

CAMERON

Dessie?

Dessie turns back and looks out unto the frozen ocean.

DESSIE

I'm going to have to go...

She takes a step forward.

CAMERON

What?! No! You can't!

DESSIE

We have no other choice! I'll go and speak to the Alpha myself, it's our only option Cameron.

CAMERON

Rainbow please! What am I suppose to do?!

Dessie begins walking straight forward onto the ice but Cameron sees her now walking into mid air. She turns to look at Cameron yet continues walking backwards.

DESSIE

It'll be okay...the angels took care of Alastor...just go back the way we came and I'll see you soon...

Dessie starts to slowly disappear until she's completely gone.

EXT. MOUNTAIN TOP - DAY

Dessie is gone and Cameron stands alone on top of the mountain, frantically yelling for her.

CAMERON

Dessie?! Dessie! I can't! Come back! Come back!

Cameron paces back and forth panicking with uncertainty of what to do next.

He stops for a moment to try and calm down and recollect himself. He begins hearing strange gurgling and growling noises coming from behind him.

Cameron walks back and looks down the mountain ledge. He sees the dark figure Alastor and four other demons clawing and making their way up the mountain about twenty feet below.

CAMERON

Oh my...GOD!!!

Cameron turns and stumbles his way back to where he last saw Dessie.

CAMERON

Dessie! Come back! They're here! Alastor's here!!

Cameron runs back to the other ledge to see if they're still coming. Before he gets to the ledge, he sees their hands come over the side.

Cameron stops and falls on his back. He's horrified as he pushes himself back with his legs.

Alastor stands up with a snarl and growls. Cameron springs to his feet and looks behind him at the cliff, then looks in front at Alastor and the demons.

Again Cameron whips his head back at the cliff where Dessie disappeared.

CAMERON

Dessie!! Help! Dessie!!

Alastor takes one step toward Cameron. About ten feet separate them.

CAMERON

Dessie!! Come back!

Alastor takes another step toward Cameron. This time his demons jump about a foot in front of Alastor.

Cameron closes his eyes and slides his hands down his cheeks. His face turns angry as he looks at Alastor.

Cameron begins to breath heavily and rapidly as his body looks like he's about to attack. He then starts running full speed at Alastor.

Alastor stays put and the demons now aggresivly growl as Cameron runs at them. Just before Cameron runs into them, he stops and slides while digging his heels into the ground.

The demons swipe and claw just inches away from his ankles. Cameron then turns around and is running away from Alastor toward the cliff side.

Running full speed with Alastor's demons chasing behind him. Cameron closes his eyes and hurls himself over the cliff.

CAMERON

Deeessssiiiieeeeee!!!!!!

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

Cameron's feet slam first on the cold hard ice. His knees meet next then his hands and body. His body slides a few feet then comes to a stop.

Dessie, who's about fifty feet way, hear's Cameron's body hit the ice with his groaning that followed.

She quickly turns and sees him laying flat.

DESSIE

Cameron? Cameron?!

Dessie sprints over to Cameron who remains motionless. Just before she reaches him, Cameron sits up slowly.

DESSIE

Cameron! Oh my gosh Cameron!

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

Cameron groans in pain and holds his right knee. Dessie grabs him from under his arms and helps him to his feet.

DESSIE

Cameron! Cameron are you okay?!

Cameron's eyes are closed as he's in pain but then realizes it's Dessie picking him and his eyes shoot open.

CAMERON

Dessie?! Dessie?! My God Dessie!

He puts his hands on her shoulders and then on her cheeks.

CAMERON

I can!...I can touch you! I can touch you! Oh my..gosh!

They both laugh with joy as Cameron picks her up by her waist and twirls her around.

Cameron puts Dessie down and they instantly link their hands together with their fingers intertwined.

CAMERON

This is unbelievable...

DESSIE

Yes it is...

She smiles and they hug tightly again.

EXT. MOUNTAIN - DAY

Veronica is fuming as she watches Cameron and Dessie. She fiercely whips around and leaves. 

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

While still hugging, Dessie opens her eyes and her smile instantly turns into anger as she sees Alastor and his demons standing just before the ice.

They don't move forward but just stand and stare. Dessie stares right back at them with haste in her eyes.

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

Cameron puts her down and she turns to look out at the frozen ocean as it goes as far as the eye can see.

DESSIE

Our journey isn't over...but we got one of the hardest parts out of the way I feel.

Cameron takes Dessie's hand.

CAMERON

I'm ready...I'm ready to take this journey together..for real.

Dessie rubs Cameron's arm with her other hand and they begin walking.

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

Cameron and Dessie watch as thick fog rolls in on both sides of them.

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

They continue to  walk through the misty fog hand in hand.

DESSIE

For me, when I crossed the frozen ocean, I experience some of the most miraculous things I've ever seen. Apart from Diamond Lace itself, I'll never forget what I saw while crossing this.

CAMERON

Like what exactly?

DESSIE

I've heard it's different for everyone...but I'm curious to see if it'll be the same of what I saw and now you'll see it? Or perhaps it'll be from your point of view and I can see it?

DESSIE

Either way it's going to be an unforgettable experience that very...very few are privileged to encounter. 

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

The misty fog floats like a slow breeze over the ice and Cameron and Dessie's footsteps are the only sound to be heard.

Cameron's eye catches something as he quickly looks to his right.

CAMERON

Ohh my....I think it's happening...are you seeing this?

They can faintly picture two people standing next to each other. A man and a woman look around as if they're lost.

Cameron and Dessie continue walking but keep their eyes fixed on the mysterious people.

The man and woman begin laughing with joy as the run away together. Just before the disappear, Cameron notices their attire was made up of leaves.

CAMERON

Was that?...was that Adam and Eve?

DESSIE

I think so...yes...

Cameron grins from ear to ear as he's fascinated. He looks up from Dessie and sees a man now on their left side.

The man appears to be wearing a robe and you can make out a long beard and a large staff that he's holding.

The man raises the staff and then strikes it back down with force. Out of nowhere to giant tidal waves appear and come crashing down until they disappear.

CAMERON

Whoa!! That was! That was Moses! When the ocean split! Oh my....gosh!! That was incredible!

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

Cameron and Dessie now approach something that is in front of them this time. It's another blurry image like scene of a crowd of people yelling all at random. 

CAMERON

What do we...?

DESSIE

Just wait...

The crowd of people disappear as Dessie and Cameron walk through them. As the crowd disappears, the sound of whipping and groaning is heard as a scene of a faint image appears again in front of them.

A man appears to be tied to a stump as other men are whipping him continually.

The whipping in shouting fades away as they walk through it. Cameron's eyes are wide with astonishment and a tiny bit of fear.

Cameron and Dessie walk hand in hand and can now see as clear as day a cross made of ice that is coming out of the ground in front of them. It has huge icicles coming down the sides of it and the ice glistens off the sunlight.

They both stop and stand before the large ice cross.

CAMERON

(whisper)

Oh my...

CAMERON

That back there was-

DESSIE

Yes...

Dessie cuts him off and nods in agreement before he can finish his sentence.

They both walk past the cross on opposite sides. They let go of each other's hands and then rejoin them once past the cross.

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

Once past the cross, Dessie and Cameron approach the final fog and mist. Cameron looks behind and watches the ice cross slowly fade away in the fog and mist.

EXT. THE FROZEN OCEAN - DAY

Looking ahead they both begin seeing the large ocean bank where the ice ends.

DESSIE

This is it...the end of the frozen ocean.

Cameron smiles but also appears hesitant.

DESSIE

Soon...we'll be in Diamond Lace.

EXT. FROZEN OCEAN SHORE - DAY

Dessie and Cameron are about twenty feet away from the ocean bank when they notice a dark figure a way out in front of them.

DESSIE

Stop!

Dessie puts her palm to Cameron's chest.

CAMERON

No...no...you can't be serious...

Dessie squints and stares at the motionless dark figure that's so far away it can barely be seen.

DESSIE

I'm not sure if it's Alastor. But I'm not taking any chances.

CAMERON

What do we do?

Dessie continues glaring at the dark figure as the wheels in her head turn.

DESSIE

Let's just keep walking. I don't see his usual demons along side of him...but let's just walk toward him...it may throw him off.

Dessie leads Cameron as they now step off the ice and onto the sand.

EXT. FROZEN OCEAN SHORE - DAY

Dessie and Cameron's steps get slower as the get closer the dark figure. 

They both stop within several feet and stare down the dark figure. Its hood drapes so low that they cannot see its face.

Suddenly two white hands come out of the long large sleeves and full the hood up and over. Shiny jet black hair is seen first and then the white hands flip the hair out of its face.

Veronica's bitter face makes Dessie startled and confused.

VERONICA

At last...

DESSIE

What do you want?

Veronica doesn't acknowledge Dessie as she looks straight into Cameron's eyes.

VERONICA

I really wish you would've heeded my advice.

Cameron scowls at Veronica then let's go of Dessie's hands and puts his arm around her waist.

CAMERON

What is your deal with us? Why are you so badly trying to derail our plans?

VERONICA

Your plans? And what exactly are your plans?

Veronica shrugs off the cloak and it falls to her feet.

CAMERON

Well they have nothing to do with you. So why don't you just leave us be?

Veronica smiles sinisterly and then her eyes shift over to Dessie for the first time.

VERONICA

Dessie...my goodness we haven't seen each other since-

DESSIE

Since you had William abolished.

VERONICA

(laughing)

You can't be serious. He did that to himself.

DESSIE

No...he didn't.

Cameron pulls Dessie in closer by her waist.

CAMERON

So it was you this whole time?There's no Alastor, no demons, no threats? It was only you?

Veronica's face turns into a nasty snarl. She takes a step toward Cameron.

VERONICA

If you don't think of me as a threat...then you're in for a world of hurt boy.

Cameron winces at the steam coming from Veronica's breath and bows his head as if in defeat. Dessie glowers at Veronica and is just about to say something before Cameron beats her to it. 

Cameron raises his head and meets Veronica's gaze.

CAMERON

Bring it on...

EXT. FROZEN OCEAN SHORE - DAY

Veronica half smiles the grows into a smirk.

VERONICA

That tough talk's going to get you nowhere fast here...but keep looking strong in front of your little girlfriend. I'm going to leave you two with this. If you continue on with this pathetic-

Veronica stops mid sentence as she notices something over their shoulders. Her face turns immediately confused and fearful.

Dessie and Cameron turn their heads and see what Veronica sees. It's another dark figure walking toward them only this one is much taller.

VERONICA

What is that?

All three of them just continue watching the dark figure walk closer and closer.

VERONICA

I said what is that?!

Veronica grabs Dessie violently by the arm and shirt.

DESSIE

Don't touch me!

Dessie shoves Veronica off her. Veronica attempts to retaliate and Cameron stands in between them.

CAMERON

Stop! Stop it! Obviously none of us know what it is!

All three of them stand next to each other as it is now twenty feet away.

DESSIE

Oh my God! It's Alastor! It's him!

EXT. FROZEN OCEAN SHORE - DAY

Dessie takes Cameron's hand and starts stepping away from Veronica. The dark figure's direction noticeably steers toward Rainbow and Cameron.

Now about ten feet away Dessie pulls Cameron and they take off.

DESSIE

Come on!

The dark figure stops as Dessie and Cameron run. Veronica stands about five feet from him. The dark figure slowly turns and looks at Veronica.

Veronica starts to tense up with fear. The dark figure then pounces on Veronica. He picks her up and drags her off quickly in the other direction.

Dessie and Cameron stop and watch in utter disbelief.

Veronica screams, kicks, and punches as she's being drug away.

EXt. cliff side - day

The screaming gets quieter and quieter as they disappear. Dessie is so shocked she turns around and puts her hands on her forehead.

CAMERON

He...took her...

Cameron continues looking out until he can't see them anymore.

EXT. CLIFF SIDE - DAY

Dessie closes her eyes and brushes her hands down her face.

DESSIE

Come on...it's this way.

CAMERON

Wait...don't you think-

DESSIE

There's nothing we can do. We just need to keep moving.

CAMERON

That was Alastor! Like...that was really him!

Dessie keeps walking and staring at the ground.

CAMERON

Are you okay?

Dessie pauses for a few seconds before she answers.

DESSIE

It's just...you never want to see that happen to anyone...

CAMERON

Dessie she...wanted that to happen to us.

DESSIE

I know...and it's just...she didn't used to be that way.

CAMERON

Seriously? What was she like before?

DESSIE

We used to be best friends until...

Dessie trails off obviously trying to avoid saying anymore. She gazes off to the side as they walk.

Cameron picks up on her hesitancy.

CAMERON

What happened?

DESSIE

She was very interested in this guy at one time but...he didn't feel he same way about her. Unfortunately, he was interested in me.

Cameron's looks away from Dessie and at the moving ground.

DESSIE

Once she found out about me and this other guy...seeing each other...but really not even seeing each other. She just...lost it. She thought I had stolen from her or something.

CAMERON

So...she tried killing you before?

DESSIE

No...in a way...she wanted him dead so...she had him abolished by saying he'd broken some of the rules of Diamond Lace.

CAMERON

Was that...William?

Once she hears the name she closes her eyes.

DESSIE

Yes...

Ext. diamond lace - day

Cameron and Dessie approach the cliffside that will take them into Diamond Lace.

DESSIE

Alright...it's just over this cliff.

Cameron smiles and takes Dessie's hand.

DESSIE

Are you ready?

CAMERON

I think so...

Hand in hand their legs lift them up and over the cliff.

Cameron's eyes widen and his mouth falls open.

He looks out unto a large scenery as far as the eye can see. There's large crystal towers, big beautiful pink, purple, and green trees, many different looking buildings. And a large light blue river running straight through the middle of it all.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron is looking all around him in amazement as they make there way through a tropical area.

CAMERON

I've never seen anything so beautiful! I mean if this isn't heaven then I can't even image what heaven is like!

DESSIE

(laughing)

It really is something.

Different residents of Diamond Lace walk in from different directions.

Connie

Rainbow! Where have you been?!

Tanita

Oh my gosh Dessie! I haven't seen you in forever! Who's your friend?

DESSIE

Everyone this is Cameron. He's new to Lace.

CONNIE

Hi Cameron, it's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Connie.

TANITA

And I'm Tanita.

Cameron shakes both their hands.

CAMERON

Wow it's...it's very nice to meet you both.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Rainbow and Cameron continue mingling when Joyce, a close friend of Rainbow, runs and jumps into Rainbows arms.

Joyce

Rainbow! I haven't seen you in so so long!

Joyce slides down and out of Dessie's arms.

DESSIE

Oh Joyce! I missed you like crazy!

JOYCE

Where have you been?! What did you do?!

Dessie's eyes shift to Cameron and she smiles.

DESSIE

I was...visiting a friend.

CAMERON

I'm Cameron.

Cameron extends his hand out to Joyce.

DESSIE

(laughing)

Yes I'm sorry...this is my friend Cameron.

JOYCE

Bo...you didn't tell me you had a boyfriend!

Joyce quickly hugs Cameron which surprises him.

DESSIE

Well he's not really...uhm...we're not...

Cameron looks at Dessie with an awkward smile.

DESSIE

We're just not too serious...yet.

Cameron raises his eyebrows and smiles.

JOYCE

Well I have something to show you both.

Joyce grabs each of their hands and walks in between them.

DESSIE

Okay but hey, before we do that, I need to talk to you.

JOYCE

Alright what's up?

Joyce is distracted with whatever she wants to show Dessie and Cameron as she smiles and looks forward.

DESSIE

No, Joyce just...wait.

Dessie stops Joyce and ensures she has her full attention

DESSIE

I'm sorry but...I'm serious. I need to tell you something.

Joyce is now concerned. Cameron moves and stands next to Rainbow with a serious look on his face.

JOYCE

Oh..sure let's talk. Is everything alright?

Dessie looks around and notices the different people walking close by.

DESSIE

Not here...somewhere private.

JOYCE

Okay...we can go to the village...come on.

EXT. DIamond lace village - day

The three of them sit around a small round table that overlooks a gentle moving stream.

DESSIE

I came back for a couple reasons. First, my fifteen was almost up. And second, I may have broken or...at least bent some of the rules.

JOYCE

Really? Like in-

Joyce stops, looks around, and then leans in and speaks quieter.

JOYCE

Like in what way?

Dessie smiles and bows her head. Cameron watches the stream flow as if he doesn't necessarily want to hear what's coming.

DESSIE

I...I entered into a...relationship with someone and...some outsiders found out.

Joyce stares into Dessie's eyes with a confused look.

DESSIE

This particular outsider made threats to...my person of interest. Threats in which gathered the attention from other outsiders...darker outsiders...

JOYCE

Darker outsiders? Who?

Dessie pulls the hair out of her face by running her fingers straight through and over the top.

DESSIE

Alastor...the executioner...

Joyce's eyes grow wide. She sits back into her chair and puts her hands over her mouth.

JOYCE

Are you sure? Are you absolutely sure it's...him?

DESSIE

Yes I've...we've seen him.

Dessie eyes flash to Cameron and then back to Joyce.

Joyce looks at Cameron confused.

JOYCE

Wait...wait you're telling me this...is your person of interest the one you had a relationship with?

Dessie nods and Joyce puts her hands on her cheeks.

JOYCE

But how are you? How did you die I mean...did he kill you?!

Cameron lightly chuckles.

DESSIE

No, no, you see that's what I'm trying to tell you.

Dessie leans in close to Joyce.

JOYCE

(whisper)

He's alive.

Joyce's shocked face doesn't change as she stares at Dessie. Suddenly her eyes move slowly to Cameron.

JOYCE

But...how?

Dessie smiles and shakes her head.

Joyce gets up from her chair and kneels down next to Cameron who remains seated. Cameron watches her as he doesn't know what she's going to do.

Joyce turns her head toward and Dessie and then leans in, placing her head on Cameron's chest. She listens to Cameron's slow and steady heartbeat.

A smile grows on Joyce's face and she closes her eyes. Cameron looks at Dessie a bit confused. Dessie just takes his hand that's on the table.

Joyce stands back up.

JOYCE

I'm sorry...

Cameron clears his throat before speaking.

CAMERON

No it's...it's fine.

JOYCE

It's just...I can't remember the last time I heard a heartbeat...

Joyce slowly sits back into her chair. She readjusts herself before speaking again.

JOYCE

So...what are you going to do now?

DESSIE

Our plan from the start has been to go to the Alpha and...

Dessie stops and puts her hand on her forehead. Cameron looks at her worried and puts his other hand on top of hers in which he's already holding.

DESSIE

Explain our situation.

JOYCE

What is your situation exactly?

Dessie puts her hand back down and then looks away.

DESSIE

To be honest I'm...I'm not really sure anymore...

Dessie continues looking out and away at the sky and mountain peaks.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron stands with another group of Diamond Lace citizens and Dessie's friends. Dessie is a few feet away still talking to Joyce.

Morgan

Where are you from Cameron?

Cameron watches Dessie and Joyce and tries to study their body language whilst conversing with the group.

CAMERON

I uhh...I...

lexi

Stop guys we're obviously crowding him.

MORGAN

I was just asking normal questions.

LEXI

Sorry...newbies are always the shiny new toys here.

CAMERON

Oh no it's fine, I'm sorry I'm just uhm...it's all just so new.

LEXI

Oh well of course it is! You should really do some sight seeing and get to know the place. Come on, we'll take you.

Lexi wraps her arm around Cameron and begins to lead him.

CAMERON

No, no, I mean, I'm sorry I just think I should stay with Dessie.

LEXI

Oh..okay...are you in Dess like...together?

CAMERON

In a way...yeah.

Lexi turns to the other girls and smile really big.

CAMERON

(laughing)

What?

MORGAN

It's just so cute!

LEXI

And relieving!

MORGAN

We've all been so worried about Dessie.

LEXI

Yeah, she just seemed so lost and...alone for so long. I'm glad she's found someone.

 

Cameron looks at Lexi with his eyebrows pulled together and then slowly looks away. 

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Dessie and Cameron make their way down a path that leads them out of the crowded city of Diamond Lace.

CAMERON

So...how was Joyce? I mean, what did she think?

DESSIE

Well...she was certainly worried for us but...after I told her what happened with Alastor and Veronica. She seems confident that we'll be able to make our case to the Alpha.

Cameron's expression seems somber as he look toward the crowd while they walk.

DESSIE

And coming from her that's tremendous 'cause she's been her quite awhile.

CAMERON

That's uh...that's great. It gives us confidence too then.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

The dark cobble stone path now leads into a remote area that has crystal blue and white trees lighting the way.

Dessie and Cameron walk together holding hands.

CAMERON

This is so amazing. It's all, everything, is so beautiful.

DESSIE

Pretty much everything you see has been designed by Diamond Lace residents.

CAMERON

Do you have any designs? Do you have a place you live?

DESSIE

No...I'm not talented like a lot of the others.

CAMERON

Oh c'mon I don't believe that.

DESSIE

(laughing)

Seriously...I totally flunked art in high school. I'm not an architect by any stretch of the imagination. I'm more than happy to leave all that to the others.

CAMERON

One could argue that you've done exceptionally well at designing yourself.

Her eyebrows pull together.

DESSIE

What do you mean?

CAMERON

Your look is exquisite. Like a perfect rainbow angel.  

Dessie laughs which sounds more like a scoff.

DESSIE

I didn't know you felt this way.

CAMERON

You didn't? How? I mean...who couldn't?

DESSIE

You...you're a silly boy...

Dessie brushes her hair back with her right hand. Cameron half smiles and looks away.

CAMERON

So who has lived here the longest?

DESSIE

That would be Tashina. I don't know exactly how long her stay has been. She's kind of the godfather of Diamond Lace in a way. Hopefully you'll have the chance to meet her.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Dessie's eyes light up and she jumps in excitement.

DESSIE

Oh yes! You've got to see this!

She takes Cameron's hand and leads him down a flight of stone steps that curve to the right.

Once they reach the bottom, they see a long large pathway with walls on both sides. Along the walls and all the way down are square windows that have spigots that pour all different colors of liquid out. 

DESSIE

This is one of my favorite places! Come on!

She takes him to one of the spigots that has pink liquid spilling out. Two red cups hang from both sides of the spigot and she grabs them both.

DESSIE

So just pour some in the cup.

She hold the cup under the spigot and then hands it to him. Cameron takes a sip.

CAMERON

Oh my goodness! It tastes! It tastes like...I don't even know!

DESSIE

I know right! Try this one!

The one next to it has a fluorescent green pouring out. Dessie repeats the process. 

CAMERON

Okay yes! This one's like a...lime green apple. The flavor is so amazing! I feel so good too like I just got out of a hot tub.

DESSIE

It's the natural nutrients. There's honestly nothing more healthy or nutritional you could consume than this.

Cameron finishes his cup and tries a few more.

DESSIE

You see, we don't eat anything 'cause it's kind of pointless. Instead we come here for our refreshments. Almost like a reminisce of our favorite flavors we used to have.

Cameron takes another drink from one that pours out red and blue together. He closes and eyes and smiles while he swallows.

DESSIE

(laughing)

Come on, there's more down here.

Ext. Joyce's front door - day

Joyce walks up her porch and notices her door wide open. She suspiciously walks inside and is attacked by something that can only be heard as all we can see is the door. Veronica walks out with a sinister look on her face.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron and Dessie sit in a small made of dark marble. They still have the red cups that now have their favorite drinks in them.

CAMERON

When we uhm...confront the Alpha. Is it going to be like a sit down meeting or do we speak through a tunnel or?

DESSIE

...I have no idea actually. It's something we need to find out. Tashina, the one I was telling you about before, she's spoken to the Alpha on a few different occasions. I'm hoping to meet with her and see if she'd be willing to share that whole process.

Cameron hold the cup to his mouth and stares forward.

CAMERON

What if he won't even speak with us? What if we're not worthy?

DESSIE

I don't think he picks and chooses who's worthy of his time.

CAMERON

But what if our situation doesn't warrant a discussion or decision from him?

DESSIE

We can't worry about that now.

Dessie scoots on over closer to Cameron and rests her arm on his shoulder.

DESSIE

Let's just focus on getting there...and enjoy our time now.

Cameron smiles and looks her in the eyes.

CAMERON

Alright...

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

They stand up and Cameron takes in a deep breath as they prepare for what is to come. 

CAMERON

When are actually going to make our way there then?

DESSIE

We have until later on tomorrow.

CAMERON

Does it get dark here?

DESSIE

Oh yes, most of Diamond Lace is meant to be a reflection of what we experience on earth.

Dessie starts walking and then talks over her shoulder.

DESSIE

With a few beneficial exceptions...

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron and Dessie make their way down another path when they're approached by Joyce abruptly.

JOYCE

Dessie! Dessie! Oh my God!

Joyce grabs Dessie by the shoulders and is frantic.

DESSIE

What?! What's wrong?!

Joyce attempts to calm herself down before speaking.

JOYCE

Veronica! She broke into my place! She attacked me!

Dessie's is horrified and Cameron is scared and confused as he looks around in all directions.

JOYCE

She told me Alastor is returning tomorrow just before promotions!

DESSIE

Wait? Wait? Tomorrow is promotions? Tomorrow?!

JOYCE

Yes! Isn't that why you've come?!

Dessie puts her hands over her mouth and is speechless.

DESSIE

No! No1 No1 We're suppose to speak with the Alpha tomorrow!

CAMERON

What are you talking about?! What's promotions?

JOYCE

Every three years the Alpha announces seven residents of Diamond Lace to be promoted.

CAMERON

Promoted? Promoted where?

DESSIE

Their souls move on...

Dessie looks up to the sky and Cameron follows her gaze.

JOYCE

Dessie...I don't know what Veronica's planning...but please...please don't let it interfere with everything tomorrow.

DESSIE

I won't...I mean...the Alpha wouldn't let anything happen.

Joyce hugs Dessie hard and emotionally.

JOYCE

I pray not...I love you...

DESSIE

I love you too.

Joyce puts her hand on Cameron's arm and then disappears behind them.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron and Dessie remains standing still in shock.

CAMERON

Does this change anything? Are we still going to be able to meet with the Alpha?

DESSIE

I don't know...I mean...with promotions happening tomorrow...it couldn't be worse timing.

CAMERON

And what if we wait 'til after?

DESSIE

We can't...it's a miracle we've put it off this long in this amount of time.

Cameron pivots himself and looks out in the opposite direction.

DESSIE

It's all just...unknown. I have no clue what Alastor has planned. I probably don't want to know.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron crouches down and puts his hands over his face. Dessie quickly kneels beside him and wraps her arms around him. 

DESSIE

No matter what happens from now 'til tomorrow. I've never...lived in such a way that I've lived with you.

Dessie rests her head on Cameron's shoulder.

CAMERON

Can you promise me that...regardless of what happens...we'll be together...and stay together...

Dessie's eyes stare forward as she doesn't say a word. Cameron looks up and then turns to see her face.

CAMERON

Can you?

Dessie closes her eyes and puts her hands on his face. She then leans in and touches her forehead to his.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

After some time, they stand back up and tightly hold their hands. 

CAMERON

Which way is it to the Alpha?

Dessie wipes away her tears and then points in the opposite direction. Cameron takes her hand and begins to lead.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron and Dessie enter a large circular area that's covered in sparkling untouched snow.

CAMERON

Wow...this sure is gorgeous but...I'm just about sick of seeing the snow.

DESSIE

What do you want to see?

Cameron smile as he ponders and looks around.

CAMERON

The first day of spring would be nice.

Dessie smiles and stops walking. She then raises her arms straight and out and breaths in slowly. The snow all around them begins to move slowly as if a gust of wind is pushing through.

Cameron watches as it gets faster and faster. The snow then bursts into the airs and it all turns rainbow just before disappearing.

CAMERON

Whoa!

Cameron ducks quickly and puts his hands over his head. Once all the Dessie snow dust disappears, Cameron stands straight back up slowly.

CAMERON

(laughing)

You're unbelievable.

Cameron walks over to a patch of flowers that have bright blue pedals with yellow pistils. He picks a few of them and walks back to Rainbow handing them to her.

CAMERON

These are for you...I picked them myself.

DESSIE

(laughing)

Did you? Such a gentlemen.

She raises them up to her face and breaths them in.

DESSIE

They smell wonderful...thank you.

Dessie plucks one of the pedals off.

DESSIE

I especially love the color blue this is.

Cameron watches as she takes the blue pedal and and presses is at the start of her hair line and then runs it all the way down the length of her hair. The streak of hair that is pressed upon then turns to the same color blue.

Cameron is mesmerized by her beauty. He takes on hand and runs his fingers through her hair.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - evening

CAMERON

Has there ever been any proof that the Alpha can be reasoned with? Like do you know anyone who has negotiated with him?

DESSIE

No...I haven't. But it doesn't mean it's not possible. Everything was impossible until someone did it for the first time.

CAMERON

And this will be your first time talking to him?

DESSIE

Actually it'll be my second. We've all had the privilege to speak with the Alpha when we first arrive in Diamond Lace.

CAMERON

Wow...what did he look and sound like?

DESSIE

None of us have actually seen him. He chooses to communicate in quite a mysterious way.

DESSIE

But He just comforted all of us and explained where we were and what Diamond Lace was all about.

CAMERON

I can't even believe I'm involved in something like this. I mean...I can't even begin to imagine what I'll tell my Dad.

DESSIE

Yes..I'm sure he'd be interested in what you'll have to say.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - night

They walk a dark and deserted trail. The moonlight shines down on them and fireflies and buzzing around.

DESSIE

Being away for so long has made me forget how truly remarkable this place is. My favorite personally are the sunrises.

Dessie takes Cameron's hand.

DESSIE

I know the perfect spot!

EXt. diamond lace hill top - night

Dessie and Cameron sit down on a large boulder ledge and hang their feet down.

CAMERON

Oh my...it's a good thing I'm not afraid of heights. I'd be worried but I'm not entirely sure if I could die here...

DESSIE

That's actually a good question.

CAMERON

(laughing)

Well I'm not willing to test that theory just yet.

Dessie leans over onto Cameron's shoulder. Cameron acknowledges her by resting his head onto hers.

EXT. DIamond lace hill top - dawn

Cameron is laying on his side with his head on Dessie's lap. Dessie is looking out and can now see the light glow of the sun beginning to rise.

She gently rubs Cameron's shoulder and slowly whispers in his ear.

DESSIE

(whisper)

Cameron...

Cameron slowly opens his eyes and smiles.

DESSIE

It's time.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - dawn

The large sun rays shoot out into the Diamond Lace sky. Cameron wraps his arm around Dessie's waist and she rests her head on his chest.

Cameron smiles and closes his eyes.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAWN

Cameron opens his eyes and then notices a man standing on a cliff a few hundred yards away. He has dark brown skin and long black hair that's been braided in a few places.

CAMERON

Hey...who is that over there?

Dessie looks up and brushes her hair out of he eyes.

DESSIE

Oh my...that's Garibai...the wandering soul. I haven't seen him in gosh...over a year. In fact a few others had though he'd been promoted.

CAMERON

Is he a friend of yours?

DESSIE

Not really. He's not very social...he keeps to himself a lot. Though he is a very gentle person and spiritual. His life came to an abrupt end when and his mother were ambushed by a group of criminals when they were working outside just before dawn.

They watch as Garibai kneels down and bows his head.

DESSIE

Now, every morning at dawn, he watches the sunrise by himself in different places all over Diamond Lace. I assume, because he feels closer to his mother.

CAMERON

That's tragic.

DESSIE

It is...and he's referred to as the wondering lost soul with no direction, no purpose, just here, some what existing.

Dessie looks down and her expression appears burdened.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Dessie looks off into the sky as her and Cameron walk down a path that has a gentle trickling stream next to it.

EXt. diamond lace - day

The stream takes a sharp turn to the right and flows down a long walkway leading to a large log cabin.

DESSIE

Oh yes! Here it is!

Dessie takes Cameron's hand a they run down the walkway and up to the porch of the cabin.

CAMERON

What is it?!

They stop at the porch.

DESSIE

Tashina, the oldest current resident of Diamond Lace, this is her house.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Dessie knocks a few times on the door.

DESSIE

I just hope she's here...

After a few moments, footsteps are heard and then the door opens. Tashina takes one look at Dessie and her jaw drops.

TAshina

Dessyln?!

Dessie jumps in her arms and Tashina twirls her around.

Int. tashina's house - day

Tashina sets Dessie down and they laugh together.

TASHINA

It is so so good to see you!

DESSIE

I'm so happy to see you!

DESSIE

Tashina, this is Cameron.

CAMERON

Hi there.

TASHINA

Hello Cameron, it's a pleasure.

Tashina shakes Cameron's hand with both her hands.

TASHINA

Here, come in, make yourselves at home.

INT. TASHINA'S HOUSE - DAY

They all sit down in Tashina's living room with a crackling fire burning in the background.

Cameron and Dessie sit together on a love seat and Tashina sits across from them in a recliner.

TASHINA

So where have you been? You must've found someway to spend your time in the real world.

DESSIE

I found a way yes.

Dessie looks at Cameron and smiles.

TASHINA

Ah so the two of you went back together I see.

DESSIE

Actually...no not exactly...

Dessie is hesitant and doesn't quite know how to explain.

DESSIE

Cameron is...

TASHINA

Alive?

Cameron and Dessie both immediately look at Tashina in shock.

CAMERON

You know?

Tashina grimaces and then takes her glasses off.

DESSIE

How?

TASHINA

His cheeks are blushed with flowing blood. He has a steady and consistent breathing pace. And...I can hear his heart beat.

Cameron puts his palm on his heart.

TASHINA

And it also helps that I haven't seen you before Cameron.

They all chuckle together.

DESSIE

But...why aren't you shocked like the others? I mean, we haven't had an outsider come in to Diamond Lace before.

Tashina looks away and her face falls.

DESSIE

Right?

Cameron's expression is confused. Dessie begins to realize that this may not be true after all as her eyebrows pull together.

DESSIE

Tashina? It's never happened before. Has it?

Tashina stands up from her chair and slowly begins to walk into the kitchen.

TASHINA

It has...but no one knows except for myself, this person, and the Alpha, until now...

Cameron and Dessie both look at each other with disbelief.

DESSIE

Who?! Who is it?!

Dessie jumps up from her seat and heads into the kitchen. Cameron follows behind at a slower pace.

Tashina opens her refrigerator and puts a glass pitcher on the table.

TASHINA

William Jay...

Dessie slowly raises her arm and puts her hand next to her mouth.

DESSIE

The whole...time?

TASHINA

Yes.

DESSIE

But...when Veronica had him abolished-

TASHINA

He was killed. She murdered him...

Dessie runs both her hands through her hair as Tashina's words absorb in her mind.

Cameron puts his hand on Dessie's shoulder.

Meanwhile, Tashina takes a couple glass cups from the counter and places them in front of the pitcher. She begins to pour crystal clear liquid in the cups that have bright and shiny hard pieces falling into the glasses.

DESSIE

I can't believe this...

CAMERON

(whisper)

This is why Veronica is after us...after me...

TASHINA

What?

Tashina stops what she's doing and turns toward them. She takes a few steps.

CAMERON

Veronica...has been...in pursuit of us our entire way to Diamond Lace.

Dessie continues looking down and puts her left hand on her hip.

CAMERON

And she's not alone...

TASHINA

Not alone? What do you mean not alone?

CAMERON

Well...we'd thought she had joined forces, if you will, with this other dark figure...but we came to realize it was just her herself posing as this dark figure...

Tashina crosses her arms and squints her eyes.

CAMERON

But then in a shocking turn of events. This dark figure came out of no where when Veronica was threatening us. He attacked Veronica right in front of us...dragging her away while she kicked and screamed.

Cameron winces as he hears the screams of Veronica in his head once again.

TASHINA

This dark figure...who is it?

Dessie slowly raises her head.

DESSIE

Alastor...the executioner.

Tashina is puzzled as she puts her right hand on the counter and leans against it.

TASHINA

That...doesn't make sense he...he doesn't exist.

DESSIE

What do you mean? I mean, I know people believe he's extinct but-

TASHINA

No, no he doesn't exist at all. Alastor is...the boogeyman of Diamond Lace in way. He's always just been a tall tale to keep residents from attempting to bring in any outsiders or delve into any evil ploys.

CAMERON

But...we saw him...we saw something.

DESSIE

It had to be him. He was everything he has been described to be.

TASHINA

No I know for a fact it wasn't.

Tashina turns around and grabs the two drinks and walks past them and back into the living room.

Dessie and Cameron follow.

DESSIE

How do you know?

Tashina sits down and set the drinks beside her on a table.

Tashina gestures for them to sit back down. She then picks up the two glasses next to her and hands them each to Cameron and Dessie.

TASHINA

First, I'd like you both to enjoy this drink. It's new, only the three of us have had it.

Cameron and Dessie are a bit hesitant at first and then take a drink.

CAMERON

Oh my...

DESSIE

It's unbelievable.

TASHINA

I call it...the diamond drink.

Cameron looks into his cup and sees the sparking diamonds clicking around inside.

CAMERON

Are diamonds edible?

TASHINA

These ones are.

Tashina sits back down and crosses her legs.

TASHINA

So...tell me exactly what's going with the two of you.

INT. TASHINA'S HOUSE - DAY

Dessie sets her cup down on the coffee table.

DESSIE

I met Cameron in real and...after spending some time together. I guess it had gotten the attention of Veronica somehow. She made several threats to Cameron that I assumed were bluffs. And it wasn't until I began seeing Alastor that I realized they weren't.

Dessie pauses and then puts her hand on her forehead.

DESSIE

I'm sorry I just...when I think of it all now...it's so ridiculous...

Cameron places his hand on Dessie's leg.

DESSIE

Anyway...I began to fade because I'd unintentionally overstayed my thirty. And so to prevent Cameron and even his family from being harmed. We decided to come to Diamond Lace to meet with the Alpha and...ask for Cameron to join me here or...I go back with him.

TASHINA

I'm sorry...go back? You don't mean...? Rainbow....that's impossible it's...it's never been done before.

DESSIE

No I know but...I just thought it was worth a try. Perhaps it's never been done before because no one has ever actually tried?

Tashina purses her lips and looks away while she thinks hard.

Cameron runs his fingers through Dessie's and holds them.

TASHINA

What do you think of it all, Cameron?

Cameron appears caught of guard with the question. He clears his throat before answering.

CAMERON

Well I uhm...I haven't been asked that...

Tashina raises her eyebrows waiting for an answer. Cameron looks at Dessie and laughs nervously.

CAMERON

I'm not sure really. I want Rainbow in my life I mean she...she means awful lot to me. It wasn't that long ago that I didn't have a clue any of this existed so...as far as taking all this in and having a meeting with an Alpha on the agenda...it's all a bit overwhelming to say the least.

Tashina's face remains serious as she nods her head.

INT. TASHINA'S HOUSE - DAY

DESSIE

By the way, Tashina. I didn't want to bring up Alastor in the first place 'cause...well you know.

Tashina closes her eyes and slowly shakes her head.

TASHINA

It's alright.

DESSIE

I'm just a bit confused now thought because...you're telling me Alastor doesn't exist when...he and Veronica were the ones who abolished William J.

TASHINA

Like I said before...he was murdered...by Veronica.

Tashina crosses her arms and presses her lips tightly together.

TASHINA

Alastor doesn't exist because William J and I made him up a long, long time ago...and whoever helped Veronica murder him was some unknown accomplice.

DESSIE

Wow...

TASHINA

What I'm worried about now. Is that she may be attempting to repeat this cycle on the two of you. It makes the most sense.

Cameron's eyes widen as he stares down at the floor.

INT. TASHINA'S HOUSE - DAY

Tashina stands up, walks over, and takes each of their hands. Cameron and Dessie stand to their feet.

TASHINA

But I promise you this...if I have anything to do with it. History won't repeat itself. I'm not letting that cold, heartless bitch, destroy anything or anyone ever again.

Dessie begins to shed a tear as she smiles and nods.

TASHINA

Cameron...I think you've been brought here for more reasons than you think.

Cameron's eyebrows slowly raise. Tashina squeezes his hand tighter as she speaks.

TASHINA

I believe you might hold the power to finally rid Diamond Lace...and the rest of the world of Veronica and whoever this Alastor character really is, once and for all.

CAMERON

Me?...but...how?

TASHINA

Tomorrow...at promotions...as long as you aren't approached by Veronica, it'll be her last chance to stop you.

CAMERON

What do I have to do though?

TASHINA

Let me figure a few things out tonight and talk to some people. I'll let you both know by tomorrow.

EXT. FRont porch - day

Tashina follows Cameron and Dessie out onto her porch.

DESSIE

Thank you so much Tashina...for all that you've done for me.

Dessie hugs Tashina for a few seconds.

TASHINA

You're welcome...and I promise...

Tashina holds Dessie's face in her hands.

TASHINA

I promise...it'll all be okay. All of it will be okay.

Tashina turns and gives Cameron a hug.

TASHINA

It was lovely meeting you.

CAMERON

Yes you too, thank you. We'll see you soon?

TASHINA

You will...

Cameron and Dessie turn and walk away. Tashina watches them with a concerned yet confident look on her face.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Dessie and Cameron walk a large trail with giant trees on both sides.

DESSIE

We now have just under twenty for hours until promotions tomorrow.

CAMERON

Right...how does that work exactly?

DESSIE

Well...all of us usually gather together on the shore just before the cliff. Then the Alpha announces one at a time who is to be promoted. Then we all say goodbye to those people, one at a time.

CAMERON

Wow that sounds...terribly sad.

DESSIE

Yes it can be. Bitter sweet...

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron and Dessie come down the base of a mountain and can now see the large cliffside in which they'll speak to the Alpha tomorrow.

DESSIE

There it is!

Dessie points it out in excitement.

CAMERON

Wow! It's huge...

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Dessie continues walking and Cameron follows.

DESSIE

I mean, it's still a couple miles away but we can finally see it!

CAMERON

Yeah no this...this is exiting!

Dessie laughs and then jumps back and kisses Cameron on the cheek.

DESSIE

I feel good! I feel really good about this.

CAMERON

Really? Why what makes you think feel way?

DESSIE

I just can't imagine the Alpha not understanding our circumstances. He's going to help us I just know it.

CAMERON

Oh Lord I hope so...I sure hope so...

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - DAY

Cameron and Dessie giggle together as they walk and hold hands.

They are then quickly approached by Joyce and Tashina from behind.

JOYCE

Dessie! Dessie!

Cameron and Dessie are startled as they whip around.

DESSIE

What?! What's wrong?!

Dessie shrieks out her words in terror.

TASHINA

Nothing! Nothing! You've just...you've got to come back and see this.

DESSIE

Come back? Back where?

JOYCE

To Diamond Lace! Come on!

Joyce grabs Dessie's hand and leads her off. Tashina stay behind and walks with Cameron.

CAMERON

Is everything okay?

TASHINA

Oh yes. We were able to share a few things with some other and...they've expressed their support.

EXT. DIamond lace City - day

Cameron, Dessie, Joyce, and Tashina all reenter the city part of Diamond Lace and are immediately crowded with several people.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CITY - DAY

Different residents, male and female, from all different looks, ensure Cameron and Dessie that they're on their side.

Resident #1

Dessie! We heard about Veronica! She is going down.

REsident #2

Yes, she's schemed her last evil plan. I'm going to tear her face off!

RESIDENT #3

Alright, that's a bit dramatic.

Resident #4

I don't find it to be dramatic at all.

RESIDENT #3

What she means is that we're going to battle them with you.

Dessie laughs as tears of joy begin to swell in her eyes.

DESSIE

Thank you...thank you...

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CITY - DAY

Tashina stands up on a a rock wall and gathers everyone's attention.

TASHINA

Alright, everyone! After Rainbow and Cameron shared with me what they had been going through. I took advantage of my connections and was able to find out...that Alastor and Veronica may be assembling their own type of ascension.

RESIDENT #1

Ascenion?!

RESIDENT #2

What?!

TASHINA

And that they plan to have Cameron and Rainbow abolished at promotions tomorrow.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CITY - DAY

Dessie and Cameron stand below Tashina. The crowd of Diamond Lace residents murmur amongst each other.

CAMERON

Did you know about this ascension thing?

DESSIE

No this is the first I'm hearing of it.

CAMERON

So we may be up against more than just Veronica and...Alastor or whoever it is?!

DESSIE

I...I don't know...

EXt. diamond lace city - day

Tashina steps down and the crowd then moves into a circle.

Resident #5

If Alastor thinks he can just invade promotions and attack one of us! Well he has another thing coming.

REsident #6

Look. What we need is a plan of attack. I think that alone will catch Veronica and Alastor off guard.

TASHINA

That's true, they won't expect us to even be aware of their invasion.

RESIDENT #5

Well what can we do? I mean what can we even expect?

TASHINA

However they plan on arriving at promotions. We need to stand strong together. I assume they're going to try something before the Alpha makes His arrival.

RESIDENT #6

So you're saying, once they show up, we must stand together...and what? Attack them?

TASHINA

No, no, not unless they attack us. But I highly doubt that will happen considering the last time this happened there wasn't any violence.

RESIDENT #3

How can we be sure that what happened last time won't happen again?

TASHINA

First of all, we have an advanced warning this time. And we have the protection of many...and hopefully the numbers game.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CITY - DAY

Tashina pulls Cameron and Dessie to the side while the other residents continue talking to each other.

TASHINA

I just want to be sure that this is what the both of you want. I don't want to override whatever plans you had before.

CAMERON

Oh no...honestly...this is an answer to prayer.

Dessie

I couldn't image it going any better actually.

Cameron nods in agreement and Tashina smiles.

DESSIE

The only thing is. We'll need time to speak with the Alpha directly. Just Cameron and I.

TASHINA

The second the Alpha makes His presence known. Both of you will be the first to approach.

DESSIE

Thank you so much.

They all three hug each other.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - NIGHT

There's a large bonfire that everyone gathers around. Different residents go over different ways they plan on attacking Alastor and Veronica.

RESIDENT #2

If Alastor comes at me, I'm going to tear that cloak off him and choke him to death with it!

RESIDENT #4

Wait isn't he already dead?

RESIDENT #1

I'm not sure what he is.

RESIDENT #5

I just can't wait to slap the stupid smirk off Veronica's face once and for all.

RESIDENT #6

Yes, matter of fact we should all take turns doing that.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE - NIGHT

Everyone is partying and enjoying the bonfire. Some are dancing, others are laughing and chatting.

Cameron and Dessie sit next to each other and observe it all.

CAMERON

I could get used to this. I could get used to these people, this atmosphere, this world.

Dessie stands up and takes Cameron off to the side and away from the crowd.

DESSIE

Hey...

CAMERON

(laughing)

Hey...

DESSIE

I was just thinking that...we haven't had much time to just talk you know...time to ourselves.

CAMERON

True. We have had some distractions.

DESSIE

And I think we should begin making some plans for when this is all over.

CAMERON

You mean...like for the future? Yours and mine?

Dessie nods and half smiles. Cameron laughs nervously.

CAMERON

I guess our only options still are going to be...you coming back with me or me staying here.

DESSIE

If and when I go back with you, permanently. Then...we get a place of our own together.

Cameron has a surprised look on his face.

CAMERON

Seriously? You want to?

DESSIE

I mean, as long as you feel the same way.

CAMERON

Yes! Yes of course I do!

Cameron wraps his arms around her and lifts her in the air. He sets her down slowly and they look into each others eyes with their faces an inch apart.

CAMERON

But if...neither happens...

Dessie puts her fingers over his mouth and then puts her palm on the his cheek.

DESSIE

Only good things happen at promotions. Everyone moves on...and everyone moves forward.

EXT. DIAmond lace cliffside - dawn

Every resident of Diamond Lace is lined up along the shoreline and await the arrival of Veronica and Alastor.

Each person has a hard and determined look on their face. Cameron, Dessie, and Tashina are in the center of the long line.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Cameron lets go of Dessie's hand and puts his arm around her waist and pulls her closer. He then takes her other hand with his.

Other residents take notice to their affection and begin holding hands. Suddenly everyone is now linked together as they stand strong together.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

A silence falls over the entire area and then a light breeze whistles through.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Out from the far of the cliffside comes a person too far away to identify. As they make their way closer they realize it's Veronica.

She walks quickly with purpose along the shoreline and then stops.

EXt. diamond lace cliffside - dawn

Veronica stands in front of the long line and doesn't appear intimidated. Her eyes squint as she wears the same hateful expression she's worn all this time.

VERONICA

I don't know what you're all planning...but I can assure you that the outcome of this won't be pleasant.

Everyone remains silent as they stare at Veronica. One of the residents grunts as he goes to say something but is quickly stopped by the person next to him.

VERONICA

You all seem to have an agenda. And I can clearly tell that you've been told something.

Veronica smiles and then takes her jet black hair with both hands and ties into a pony tail.

VERONICA

Well...I have someone I'd like you all to meet.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Alastor now appears from out of the cliffside rocks. He has six other savage looking demons along side him.

Veronica then walks with Alastor until he stops in front of the large line of Diamond Lace residents. Alastor and his army are clearly outnumbered, but still stand confidently in front.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

VERONICA

Alastor and I are here for one reason only. None of it which includes any one except for these...two...people.

Veronica's eyes shift to Cameron and Dessie and stay locked on them.

VERONICA

I'm sure you all are here to defend your dear friend and her acquaintance. But you all should take in the factor that laws are being broken here in Diamond Lace. 

None of the residents' expression change as Veronica goes on.

VERONICA

If it weren't for Alastor and I keeping order around here. I can't even imagine what or where Diamond Lace would be!

Alastor's demons begin to move and shift as if they're restless. Veronica notices their movement and she then scans the top of the cliff.

VERONICA

There are a plethora of risks that no into bringing outsiders here. And I don't know about all of you...but I'm not about to put in jeopardy over this pathetic child's play puppy love!

Veronica zeros back in on Cameron and Dessie and starts toward them. Dessie tenses up and Cameron steps in front of her.

Veronica stops dead in her tracks as she watches everyone in the large line step in front of Cameron and Dessie.

Veronica is confused and appears worried. She takes a couple steps back until Alastor and his demons stop and stand beside her.

A few of the residents are then hesitant and take a few steps back as they are legitimately afraid of what Alastor might do to them.

VERONICA

You're protecting the?! They are putting us all in danger!

DESSIE

The only danger here is you and those vile beasts you brought with you!

Alastor moves in front of Veronica and all the residents begin to scatter out of the way. His demons snarl and growl at the surrounding residents. Some of the braver residents hiss back at them but keep their distance.

Alastor closes in on Cameron and Rainbow. Tashina the steps in front and isn't afraid of Alastor. She stands a few feet away from him as Alastor takes slow steps toward her then stops.

Tashina shakes her head.

TASHINA

I don't know who you are...but I know who you're not.

Tashina's teeth are gritted as she speaks. The other residents watch with big eyes.

RESIDENT #1

Tashina get back!

RESIDENT #3

Get away from him!

TASHINA

No! I am not afraid! Alastor the executioner isn't real! For he never existed.

Alastor is motionless. His dark hood hangs down in eerie darkness and doesn't allow any glimpse of identity.

Suddenly his demons start backing up. Starting off slow and then faster and faster until they're skittering away out of sight.

Everyone watches in confusion along with Veronica who appears most confused.

Veronica turns around and is more furious than ever. She sneaks around from behind the crowd as they are all distracted by Alastor and Tashina.

TASHINA

Reveal yourself now! I want you to look into all of our eyes. Or are you too concerned about standing...alone.

Cameron grows suspicion as he can no longer see where Veronica is. He scans the area looking for her when out of no where a loud scream is heard.

Veronica has Dessie by the hair and is dragging her away.

CAMERON

Dessie?! Hey!

Cameron and a few other residents run after them and tackle Veronica to the ground. Dessie falls too and Cameron is there to pick her up.

VERONICA

Get off me! Get your hands off me!

Veronica kicks and punches until they all back off. She stands to her feet with aggression.

Alastor creeps around behind her and then makes his way in front.

Dessie steps away from Cameron and a few others that are blocking her.

DESSIE

You don't scare me...

Cameron grabs Dessie's hand and pulls her back.

DESSIE

No Cameron...it's okay. If she has a problem with me then she can face me. I'm not afraid of her.

Cameron hesitates at first and then releases his grip on her hand and Dessie pulls away. Cameron follows closely behind.

Now it's just Alastor that separates Veronica and Dessie.

Dessie raises her arms out and tilts her head.

DESSIE

This is between you and me...no one else.

Dessie's eyes flash to Alastor.

DESSIE

No one...else.

Cameron stands right behind Dessie with hate in his eyes as he watches Veronica and Alastor's every move.

Dessie slowly puts her arms down.

DESSIE

Your evil...is pathetic...

In one quick and violent stride, Alastor takes Dessie by the throat and lifts her up. Cameron and the others immediately jump into action tackling Alastor. Veronica pounces Dessie again and chaos breaks out.

After a few seconds of chaos, a blasting noise erupts from over the giant cliff. The sound startles everyone as they stop what they're doing and listen.

The thunderous noise turns into a beautiful symphony as it carries throughout the sky.

Everyone stands and watches as huge beaming sun rays shoot out over the sky coming from the cliff.

Cameron stands behind Dessie and wraps his arms around her waist.

CAMERON

What...what is that?

Dessie closes her eyes and smiles as she listens to the music.

DESSIE

It's the Alpha. He's here, He just told us all to stop what we were doing. Didn't you hear Him?

CAMERON

All I heard was a loud noise...and music...now it's music.

Dessie turns her head and is fascinated.

DESSIE

Seriously? That's what you hear right now?

CAMERON

It's all I hear. It sounds like an echoing violin. You're saying it's the Alpha talking right now?

The music continues and everyone watches in awe. Some have even taken a knee and bowed their heads.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Tashina steps toward the cliff and away from the crowd. She stops and looks up at the top where the sun rays brightly shine.

TASHINA

Yes...Alpha...we're all very sorry for what has happened here but...we're all ready for promotions. But before that...there's two of yours that need to speak with you.

EXT. CLiff top - dawn

The cliffside rumbles and the beaming sun rays slowly flicker. No music is heard, just the powerful presence of the Alpha just over the cliff.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Tashina turns around and nods to Cameron and Dessie. Dessie nods back and then turns around and looks at Veronica.

Veronica is gazing up at the cliff top and then looks back down at Dessie, still upset. 

Dessie turns her head back around and grabs Cameron's hand and begins walking. Tashina walks past Dessie and they smile at each other with a sense of unease behind it.

Dessie takes in a nervous breath and slowly breaths it out. She then slowly looks up the large cliff.

DESSIE

Hello Alpha...

A sweet and gentle symphony plays out.

CAMERON

Can you tell me what He says?

Dessie smiles and her eyes water with rainbow tears.

DESSIE

He said...hello Dessie... oh my gosh...this is so overwhelming...

Dessie's voice is shaky and cracking. Cameron smiles and looks back up.

DESSIE

Cameron and I have traveled and endured a long, long road in order to have this time with you. We face countless obstacles and were on the verge of giving up quite a few times.

Dessie turns and takes Cameron's hand.

DESSIE

But I think I can speak for both Cameron and I when I say...that I don't regret that fight. I wouldn't do it over again if it meant it would be easier.

EXT. CLIFF TOP - DAWN

The cliff top vibrates and continues to to pulse with power and light. Bu the Alpha remains silent as no music is heard.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

DESSIE

So with that being sad. The reason we come to you is...

Dessie stops mid sentence and stares up toward the Alpha. Cameron looks back down at Dessie.

All the residents in the background await anxiously and what Dessie has to say.

Veronica stands off by herself and glowers.

Cameron looks back up and clears his throat.

CAMERON

Excuse me, Alpha. I'd just like to say what an honor it is for me to be in Your presence. To be in Diamond Lace amongst all these wonderful people. And to spend it all with Dessie...I've never been so happy and so terrified at the same time than the past few weeks.

Cameron bows his head and closes his eyes tight together. He then looks back up slowly.

CAMERON

I just want to thank You for that. I know no matter what anyone says...I wouldn't be here if You didn't want me to be.

EXT. CLIFF TOP - DAWN

The sun rays beam out brighter and then a soft symphony flows for about five seconds.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Cameron looks back down at Dessie once the music stops.

CAMERON

What...what did He say?

Dessie's eyes glisten as they are still full.

DESSIE

He said that we were brought here for such a time as this.

Cameron looks back up in awe of what he just heard.

DESSIE

Cameron and I just have one question for you. We're unsure of what is possible for us...but what we do know is that nothing is impossible with You...

CAMERON

Before Rainbow goes any further, Alpha, I'd just like to say...that no matter what happens. No matter what Your decision is...

Cameron looks back down and Rainbow and turns his body to face her. He grabs her other hand and now has them both.

CAMERON

I love this girl so much. I've fallen in love with her. And I'd give anything just to make her happy...whatever it takes...whatever...it takes.

Dessie tears begin flowing down Dessie's cheeks and she smiles and laughs.

DESSIE

I love you too.

Rainbow puts her hands on Cameron's cheeks.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

VERONICA

No! No! No! No! No!

Veronica storms over to Dessie and Cameron.

VERONICA

Stop this! Stop this disgusting display of fake affection!

Veronica whips around and gestures to all the residents.

VERONICA

How can you all stand to watch this?! This is just her a pathetic attempt at trying to get her life back! You two should be ashamed of yourselves!

Tashina steps forward with fury.

TASHINA

None of this has anything to do with you. In fact, it never had anything to do with you.

Veronica bitterly looks at Tashina and takes a few steps toward her.

TASHINA

And we all know that this is your pathetic attempt at getting someone else abolished.

Veronica and Tashina continue slowly walking toward each other until they're now inches apart.

VERONICA

Well...I was pretty successful my first time wasn't I?

TASHINA

And because of that...all of us showed up here today not only for promotions. But to make sure you aren't successful this time around.

VERONICA

I'm just here to make sure we all abide by the rules! No one and I mean no one gets a second chance! Nobody is allowed to have their life just given back to them.

TASHINA

Why? Because you couldn't?

Veronica's eyebrows pull together and then appears shocked.

TASHINA

Uh huh, you thought no one knew? That you once fell to your knees...begging the Alpha to have your life back. And now you're worried that someone else just may have a better excuse than you.

Veronica's eyes widen with hate growing in them and in a quick motion she slaps Tashina cross the face so hard that Tashina falls to one knee.

All the residents gasp in unison. Dessie starts after Veronica but Camerson stops her and pulls her back.

CAMERON

Wait! Look!

Two hands come up under Tashina's arms and gently pull her to her feet. Tashina turns her head and freezes in fear. It's Alastor who has helped her to her feet. He puts her arms down.

VERONICA

What are you doing?!

Alastor

You promised there would be no violence...

Alastor slowly raises his arms and pulls his hood down to reveal and pale young man with messy black hair.

Tashina is so shocked that she collapses but remains conscious. Alastor kneels beside her and lifts her up and is holding her.

TASHINA

William...oh my God Willaim!

Dessie puts her hands over her mouth and is just as shocked.

TASHINA

How can this be?! How are you here?!

VERONICA

What are you doing?! Why are you doing that to her?!

William looks back up at Veronica and then helps Tashina back up again.

TASHINA

Where have you been all this time?!

Tashina throws her arms around him but William doesn't hug her back.

VERONICA

I can't believe you...after everything we've accomplished so far...you turn back to her.

Tashina stops hugging William and takes a step back.

TASHINA

What? What does she mean?

VERONICA

Oh trust me, he's not going to tell you. So let me...

william

Veronica!

VERONICA

He left you...he left you and made you believe he was killed, abolished, what have you. He never wanted a life with you here...instead he chose a life with me...

Tashina looks at William with hurt and shock on her face.

TASHINA

This...cannot be true.

William's expression remains saddened and burdened.

TASHINA

Why? Why would do this?!

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Cameron and Dessie look on with pained expressions.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

WILLIAM

I couldn't just be here...waiting for nothing. Having nothing...going no where...being no one.

Tashina turns and begins to walk away but then stop and slowly turns back around.

TASHINA

Well I feel very sorry for you...for both of you...

EXT. CLIFF TOP - DAWN

A thunderous music plays again and startles everyone back to its attention.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

CAMERON

What'd He say?

Dessie puts her hands over her mouth in utter shock gasps along with the entire crowd of residents. 

CAMERON

What?!

DESSIE

He...he just said that...Tashina has been promoted.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Tashina puts lift her hands and puts them on her head. She's smiling and crying as the moment she's been waiting so long for has finally arrived.

Almost all the residents rush from behind Tashina and begin celebrating and hugging.

Tashina begins hugging, kissing, and saying goodbye to everyone. Dessie and Cameron are the last two she says goodbye to.

DESSIE

Oh my goodness, Tashina!

They hug tightly for a few long seconds.

TASHINA

I love you so so much...

Tashina takes Cameron's arm and pulls him in close.

TASHINA

I hope that whatever happens with the two of you...that you find your happiness. And I know I'll see you both someday a long, long time from now.

The three of them hug together and then Tashina begins to make her way back to the front.

Before she stands and dissolves into the afterlife. She stops, and looks out at William and Veronica who stand off into the distance. She takes a long look at them and then continues forward.

Everyone looks on as Tashina stands and begins to disappear. She blows them a kiss and is then gone.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

The second person to be promoted is announced. It's a male resident in the large crowd and everyone celebrates again.

The young man waves goodbye and then disappears.

EXT. CLIFF TOP - DAWN

The Alpha and His pulsing sun rays and near deafening music announces another promotion. 

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

CAMERON

This is such a beautiful moment I mean...I can't help but be emotional for all this.

The crowd of residents continue to celebrate in the background.

Dessie giggles and Cameron puts his arm around her as the watch and wave goodbye.

The young girl stands and dances as she disappears.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

The Alpha's voice plays out and in a lower tune this time.

CAMERON

What's going on?

RAINBOW

He said He has two more people to promote.

Everyone is quiet yet anxious for the last two to be announced.

The music plays out and the whole crowd goes silent.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Veronica stands with her mouth slightly open and her eyes as wide as can be. Her hands begin to shake and she slowly collapses to the ground.

William bends down and takes her arm. Veronica immediately slaps his arm away.

VERONICA

(crying)

Don't you dare touch me!

William stands up and takes a few steps back. Veronica slumps down onto her side and wraps her arms around her legs and pushes her knees to her chin.

VERONICA

I'm not going...I can't go...I can't...

Veronica shivers and mutters to herself with her eyes closed as everyone looks on.

Dessie leaves Cameron and the crowd and walks over to Veronica. She stands and looks down at Veronica with a firm look.

Dessie opens her mouth and is about to say something.

VERONICA

I can't go...I can't go...alone...please don't make me go alone...

Veronica's eyes remain closed as she speaks through quivering lips. It appears she knows Dessie is standing over her.

DESSIE

This is your time...only yours Veronica...and it's time to go home.

Veronica's eyes slowly open and her black tears run down her face as its mixed with her black make up. She sits up and looks at Dessie through her flowing tears.

Dessie kneels down to meet her gaze.

VERONICA

I can't go...I don't want to...I want to live again...just like you...

Dessie puts her hand out for Veronica to take. Veronica looks at it confused and then gets angry.

VERONICA

What are you doing? Why are you doing this?! Don't you hate me?!

DESSIE

No...but even if I did. This isn't the time for hate, Veronica.

Veronica bows her head and cries. After a few moments she slowly puts her shaking hand in Dessie's.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Dessie helps Veronica to her feet and they stand face to face.

VERONICA

There's no way I can do this.

DESSIE

It's alright, I'll help you.

VERONICA

No, no, I can't go alone...

DESSIE

I can't go with you, no one can.

Dessie takes Veronica's hand again and has to physically help her to the front.

DESSIE

I promise though, once you're there, you're going to forget about all this. You'll never want to come back.

Dessie helps her to just about the spot where she must stand.

DESSIE

None of us can force you, Veronica. You must go yourself. It'll be fine...you'll be more than fine here so soon.

Dessie let's go of her hand and begins walking backwards to rejoin Cameron and the rest of the crowd.

Veronica remains where she is and trembles with fear.

VERONICA

I'm so scared...

Rainbow closes her eyes and sighs with concern.

CAMERON

I think you may have to force her.

Dessie starts walking back to Veronica when the Alpha's music plays which stops Rainbow dead in her tracks.

CAMERON

What was that? What'd He say?!

Cameron quickly runs to Rainbow. She's frozen in place and just stares forward.

RESIDENT #1

Oh my Lord...

RESIDENT #2

The last promotion...a double promotion?

Cameron notices everyone looking at Dessie. He panics and steps in front of Dessie and puts his hands on her shoulders.

CAMERON

What's going on?! What'd He say?!

A few of the residents can't bare to watch as they turn around and some even walk away.

CAMERON

Dessie?!

DESSIE

I...I don't believe this...

Dessie's eyes fill with water as she looks at Cameron.

CAMERON

No! No, no, no, no, please no!

Cameron wraps his arm tightly around her waist.

The few residents watching along with Joyce, look on with pained expressions. 

Cameron turns around and looks up at the Alpha.

CAMERON

Alpha! Alpha please this can't be! 

There's silence as they watch the sun rays pulse. After a few seconds the Alpha responds with a symphony.

Once it stops, Dessie looks down with a puzzled look on her face.

CAMERON

What is it?!.....Dessie!

RAINBOW

He said that...you both were brought here for such a time as this...

Dessie looks up and sees Veronica still shivering a crying.

The Alpha speaks again with a symphony a few seconds longer than the last.

Cameron looks at Dessie.

DESSIE

(shaky)

He said...He's called me home...with Veronica...so that we could go together.

Cameron bows his head once he hears her words.

DESSIE

...and that He called you here for you...to help me move on...

Cameron looks back up at Dessie and then looks toward the Alpha.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

The residents come in a line and begin to say goodbye to Dessie.

Cameron steps aside and begins to slowly process everything that's happened with flashbacks. He remembers Dessie saying how she's purposely tried to avoid being promoted herself. He then remembers Lexi saying how Dessie was so lost for so long.

Cameron looks over to Veronica who again hasn't moved from where she stands and shivers.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Everyone is still hugging Dessie and saying goodbye. Joyce is one of the last in line.

JOYCE

Oh Dessie...

Joyce gives her a big hug.

JOYCE

You've left your mark here...and you won't be forgotten. I love you.

Dessie does her best to smile and kisses Joyce on the cheek.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Cameron walks back over to Dessie. They both are trying to hold their composer.

CAMERON

There's uhm...there's nothing else we can do?

Dessie shakes her head.

The rest of the crowd backs away to give them space.

CAMERON

You know I think...I think it's good. I've realized that perhaps this was the Alphas plan all along.

Cameron puts his hands on Dessie's waist.

CAMERON

And the love that was shown here today...that's what's important. Rainbow, I meant it when I said that all I want is for you to be truly happy and...what's a better place to be happy than heaven?

She smiles and Cameron pulls her in closer by the waist.

CAMERON

I will accept what the Alpha said. My role in all of this was to help you...to help you help Veronica...move on...

Dessie nods her head and tears escape down her cheeks. Cameron wipes her rainbow tears away with his thumb.

CAMERON

I love you so much...and I will never...ever...forget you as long as I live. One day...I'll see you again one day...

Dessie leans in and kisses Cameron on the lips.

DESSIE

I love you too...and I'll see you again so soon.

EXT. CLIFF TOP - DAWN

The Alpha plays out His last symphony as He prepares to close.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

DESSIE

He said that He's everywhere and in all us. He's for all of us...and loves all of us. And that we're all His diamonds...threaded in a long silk lace.

All the residents smile and hold their hands tightly together.

CAMERON

She needs you.

Dessie begins moving toward Veronica. Her hands slide out of Cameron's and she makes her way to the front.

EXT. DIAMOND LACE CLIFFSIDE - DAWN

Dessie stands in front of Veronica and smiles.

DESSIE

(whisper)

Let's go together.

Dessie hold Veronicas hand and they take a couple steps and stand where they will stand for the last time in Diamond Lace.

Dessie turns around and looks at Cameron for the last time. Cameron puts his palm over his mouth and begins to cry.

Dessie puts her palm to her mouth and closes her eyes. She kisses her fingers and blows him and kiss as she disappears.

fade out.

 

 


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