Children of the night: A Finnish story

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Submitted: March 24, 2016

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"CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT”

A Finnish story

 

 

 

 

 

FADE IN:

EXT. forest - NIGHT

The road through the forest is always so quiet, but now it seems to hide something.. or someone. walking through the snow, a man wich is wearing a long and black cape, hardly breathe and with his hand on the chest was fighting to live. his eyes show his pain. his lovely face now is sad, tired. behind him, the blood remains on the road. his hand are full of blood because his wound is bleeding. The man is trying to make more few steps but he fall into the snow. is watching at the sky and see the snow, but after this, he hear something, a voice of a woman, the voice of a young lady. with his eyes open he is looking at her but the image is not clear. the pain from his chest is killing him. Blonde with blue eyes, the young lady falls on her knees and try to help the man, but when someone is coming she raises up.

Robert

Elena?

His words were so vague, he said so softly that only he has been heard. The images he sees were not clear because the pain affecting his vision. Discerns the face image of a man who is getting closer to him, with fear,  giving away a young girl. He bends towards him and put his hand on this one's chest. He winces when he feels a cold hand touching his bleeding wound and among trees he see two yellow eyes watching him, then he hear some words: Robert Herian... then nothing... only darkness.

CUT TO:

 

INT. House - DAY

The light who enter through the window, gently touch the face of Robert Herian, that predator who have 800 years old, but how's looking like 20. He opens his eyes, is looking at the ceiling and sees himself in a big room, on a couch. He raises and see a man, sitting in the office, reading. Robert wants to raise up, but the pain stops him. ARINOALD, a young man, with blonde, long hair and blue eyes, takes down the glasses and approaches to Robert.

Ari

Robert! Are you awake?

ROBERT

Who are you? What is this place?

ARI

Don't worries, you're safe now. And it's sad that you don't even recognized an old friend.

ROBERT

What?

Robert looks closely at the man who now sits next by the desk and smiled arrogantly.

ROBERT

Arinoald? Is that you?

ARI

Yes.. it's me...

ROBERT

Oh... it has been a long time. What are you doing here?

ARI

Me? no, Robert, what brings you to Finnland?

ROBERT

I want to travel again, and Finnland is just the beginning.

ARI

It means that you will hunt again?

ROBERT

No. I will never hunt again.

ARI

What? Are you joking with me?

ROBERT

No, I'm not. I didn't have a good time in Romania, that is why I left... Ari, I'm not the predator that I once was.

ARI

Listen to me, Robert.. I don't think is a good thing for you to be here, in this town.

ROBERT

Why?

ARI

Well.. let's say that Eino doesn't like you to be here. His boys are afraid of you.

ROBERT

But they don't even know me.

ARI

Yes, but everybody knows the stories about you.

ROBERT

Ok, who the hell is Eino?

ARI

You won't like this.

ROBERT

Look at me, Arinoald, I'm wounded as fuck, do you really think that I will jump through the window and I will kill someone that I never in my life saw him?

ARI

Well... maybe.

ROBERT

You're crazy...

ARI

Eino is the alpha of the pack.

ROBERT

The alpha?

ARI

Yes, the alpha.

ROBERT

Wait... you're serious?

ARI

Yes, Robert, I am.

ROBERT

Do You speak about werewolves?

ARI

Yes. This city belongs to the wolfs. I don't know how it was in Romania, but here we have an alliance.

ROBERT

An alliance? Have you an alliance with the werewolves?

ARI

I told you that you will never understand.

ROBERT

What the hell...

ARI

Everything is about respect, dignity, and honor. Eino is elder than me and I respect him... as I respect you.

ROBERT

Do You respect me? Or you are afraid of me?

ARI

Both. Maybe you look so young but you are old, Robert.. and dangerous. Everybody knows this.

ROBERT

Listen, Ari, it has been a long time since I kill someone, I've changed.

ARI

People don't change. Especially a predator.

Hearing Arinoald's words, Robert went up from the couch nervous and  wanted to get closer, but the pain stops him, he falls to his knees and holding his hand to his chest looks like it if felt a pain  that killing him inside.

ROBERT

What the hell is this?

ARI

Calm down, Robert!

ROBERT

What have you done to me?

ARI

It's hemlock.

ROBERT

What? You just tried to kill me?

ARI

No. Of course not, but is just a precaution.

ROBERT

And you use hemlock? That plant can kill a human in less than an hour. it is paralyzing... I was wounded, so yes, you could kill me.

ARI

I don't want to kill you, Robert, I don't have anything personal with you, but I was afraid.

as you said, you were wounded so I don't know how you will react.

ROBERT

You really thought that I will attack you?

ARI

Remember that last time when I saw you more than 50 people died. 50 people, were killed in a single night.

ROBERT

They were the Shadows, remember how they killed you, family!

ARI

Yes, I know... but what you did in that night, Robert... was the worse thing I ever saw.

Ari sits down next to Robert and from the pocket pulls out a vial containing a red liquid.

ROBERT

What is this?

ARI

The antidote. Your body will heal faster with this.

ROBERT

Ari... I'm not here for revenge, I'm not here to make more crimes, my hands are full of innocent blood anyway.

ARI

Good, because I don't want trouble.

ROBERT

You? Ari this is what that Eino want?

ARI

Eino is a good person and men with honor. I never had problems with him.

ROBERT

I really don't understand you people.

ARI

Drink this and shut up!

Robert accepts the antidote vial and drinks the liquid inside. Ari helps him to raise up, but his attention is

drawn to the book on the desk. Curiously go up there and seeing the cover looked to his old friend.

ROBERT

Have you read this book?

ARI

I was just taking a look, it has been a long time since I didn't saw something like this.

ROBERT

You know that is dangerous! Don't play with this things.

ARI

Why have you this book? At what is useful to you?

ROBERT

Calm down, Ari, I'm not trying to kill somebody.

ARI

Then why? Why do you bring it with you?

ROBERT

That is because... I'm curious about something.

ARI

Tell me, Robert...

Ari crosses his arms on his chest and looks to Robert a few moments without saying anything.

ROBERT

What?

ARI

How did you get wounded? Who did that to you?

ROBERT

Well.. that is a good question. but I'm afraid that I don't know the answer.

ARI

What? You're joking...

ROBERT

No. I remember that I arrived in town, at the railway station with the train from Helsinki.. and.. after that I remember that I was walking through the forest, wounded.. and after that nothing.

ARI

My good! Are you sure?

ROBERT

Of course, I'm sure, but when I will find how did this to me.

ARI

You will kill him!

ROBERT

No, I will invite him to a coffee.. of course, I will kill him.

ARI

Robert! What I told you... you are a predator, you will always be. it's your nature.

ROBERT

You said about me that I'm a predator, but you are the same. You are a vampire, Arinoald!

ARI

I'm not like you. I don't kill! I never did.

ROBERT

Arinoald, this is your town, your rules and I respect that.

ARI

Not me, you have to respect Eino.

ROBERT

Do I look like I care? I really don't give a shit on how's lead this town.. so don't worry, I will be friendly.

ARI

Where do you go?

Robert wanted to go, but Ari catches him by the arm.

ROBERT

Where do you think? I must feed.

ARI

What? oh, no. no way for that. This is the main rule, we don't hunt people.

ROBERT

Are you serious? And what? You want me to starving, To become a beast?

ARI

Robert! Look... the idea is that Iiro, the Lord send from Vatican agreed on the conditions and laws that Eino have and respect him and his pack. Here we all leave as a community, I don't know how to say that but we are not like we once were. That hate between Children of the Night and Children of the moon is useless because we are all humans.

Robert did not say anything, just watched him carefully, listening to his every word, but starts to laugh being amused from what he had just heard.

ARI

Don't laugh, Robert! This is the situation.

ROBERT

We are all humans... seriously? oh, come on... This is the most stupid thing I ever heard.

ARI

This is the truth. Look over the window, Robert, those people are not like the were 100 years ago, they don't sleep with the garlic under the pillow, not anymore.

ROBERT

Ok, they are not afraid of predators. So what?

ARI

They are not afraid because they don't believe in an existence of us. They don't want to leave in fear, for them... we are dead. Vampires, werewolves, we are all the same. dead for the people, and here, in this small city, we don't care what we really are and respect each other.

ROBERT

How many members are in the pack?

ARI

I think 10. Why do you ask this?

ROBERT

10? You lets 10 wolfs to rule your town?

ARI

Don't you understand? It's not about who rule the town.

ROBERT

Ari, how many vampires are in town?

ARI

Only three: me, Iiro and his girlfriend, Adelheid.

ROBERT

oh, I see. Listen, Ari. I will respect that Eino and I will be very friendly as I said, but no one will deny me to feed.

ARI

Robert!

 Ari screams Robert's name, but he was gone already jumping on the open window. The vampire realizes that it is pointless to follow because he could not catch up and slammed on the desk chair glance at the old book then puts his hands on head heavy sighing.

CUT TO:

 

INT. "Shadows"-rock bar- Night

In the  moment when Robert Herian walks into the bar, all eyes were turned towards him, and Ari, who was the bartender leave the towel on his hand and makes the sign come to him. Robert goes without even look at someone with a specific arrogance and sits on one of the chairs from the bar.

ROBERT

Hello, Ari!

ARI

Where the hell have you been?

ROBERT

To admire the view.

ARI

Do not joke with me, I was worried.

ROBERT

Ok, mom, I promised that I will never make you worried again.

ARI

Come on, Robert....

ROBERT

Who is Veikko?

ARI

I don't know.

ROBERT

Are you sure or you are just trying to protect him?

ARI

And what make you think that?

ROBERT

Because he's a predator, and you tell me that in town are just three vampires.

ARI

There are only three, I never heard about this Veikko.

ROBERT

Well, it seems that he hunt on your territory and more than this he killed a monk last night.

ARI

What? How can this be possible?

ROBERT

I don't know but I have a feeling that I was there...

ARI

The forest where I found you are closed to an old cemetery, but no ones go there anymore. It is just a ruin.

ROBERT

Well, it seems that someone was there last night and almost killed me.

ARI

And now I think you have to find why?

ROBERT

Of course, and you forget the part when I will cut his heart out of the chest.

Robert smiles sadic while tasting the coffee, and Ari was watching him disgusted, as he have less and get sick. Robert wants to say more but looking at the people who just walked remain speechless. ELSA, a young girl, with long, blonde hair, big blue eyes, with beautiful and delicate face, and HARRI, an young boy with the eyes same as blue and pure, dark hair falling to the shoulders, and short beard, just what is observed have to his fragile face a note of strength and maturity. When the they came to the bar smiling to Ari, Robert takes his hand of the coffee cup, because he was  shaking and would not want anyone to see him.

ROBERT

Elena!

 Elena's name, the lady's fault which he left away Romania. He is looking so insistent to the girl in front of him and can't believe the similarity between the two.

ELSA

Actually is Elsa... Elsa Hilmar.

Robert still staring at her, but when Ari coughs, he realizes that began to draw eyes and smiles.

ROBERT

Robert Herian, an old friend ofArinoald.

ELSA

It's nice to meet you.

ROBERT

The pleasure is mine.

Elsa shy smile when Robert kisses her hand with respect and admiration. He  turn his attention to the young man who accompanied the girl and otherwise shake hands with him, but observing his true nature he questioningly raises eyebrows, but under the killer watch of Ari, he  withholds any comment.

Harri

I'm Harri Rutger... Eino's nephew.

ROBERT

Robert Herian.

Noting a certain tension between the two, Elsa gets out of the bag a few invitations and put them on the bar and headed them toward Ari.

ELSA

Over two weeks will be a masquerade at the University but is open to everyone because it's a charity action for the orphanage from Lahti. Can you help me with the invitation, every day here comes a lot of people...

ARI

Don't worry, I will make them buy the invitation.

When Elsa smiles at what Ari said both Robert and Harri looked at him, but when at the bar comes EINO, a tall, well-built with green eyes and gray hair that he have looked around 50, the smile disappears from Ari's face.

ARI

Eino!

EINO

Harri, I have something to talk with Arinoald.

HARRI

Yes, grandpa.

Both Elsa and Harri left the bar and sat at a table having the coffee with them.

EINO

I think that you are Robert Herian!

ROBERT

Yes, it's me.

Eino reaches for Robert, but he waits a few seconds, looked at Ari and only then outlines one of his ironic smiles and shakes Eino's hand.

EINO

We all know your reputation and for that my boys have a, let's say.. fear for you, but don't judge them, they are still young.

ROBERT

Don't worries I don't come here to look for trouble. I know that I'm a predator... but I'm not a killer... not anymore.

EINO

Yes, it's nice to hear this. I'm trying hard to keep this alliance and this town safe. We respect the Children of the Night, and they respect us.

ROBERT

Yes, Arinoald told me but is something that I don't agree... about feeding. As I told you, I'm a predator... it's not my fault.

EINO

I can understand that... and I will accept.

ROBERT

Thank you.

ARI

What? You accept?

EINO

Yes, Ari, I accept.. in fact, do you really think that he will care about what I'm saying.

Of course, I can't deny this, but he will feed anyway... and as I said, I don't want problems.

ROBERT

Well, Ari, it seems that he understand me better than you, I don't know why you are so worried.

Eino's phone call and after he answering it, on his face is notice concerns.

EINO

Where?

Wait a few seconds listening to what his interlocutor said.

EINO

I'm on my way.

Eino closes up the phone and put it in the pocket, then turn his attention to Ari.

ARI

Did something happenedS?

EINO

Yes, an undead vampire came to town and my boys can't face him.

ROBERT

What is an undead vampire?

ARI

Strigoi.

ROBERT

Oh... look, to show you that I have good intentions, I will .. deal with him.

ARI

What do you mean you will deal with him?

ROBERT

I will kill him, of course.

EINO

I think I can handle with this.

ROBERT

Oh, come on... lets me help you.

EINO

The forest was Ari found you.. he is there.

ROBERT

Thank you. Ceau, Ari!

Robert puts on leather gloves and smiling arrogantly he exits the bar, closing the door behind him, then ensuring that there is no one around, he is unseen. Inside the bar, Eino drinks coffee, then placing the cup on the table looked up at Ari who was wiping a glass.

EINO

What is it, Ari? What have you to say?

ARI

Are you afraid of Robert? I mean.. why you agree with everything he said?

EINO

Yes, I'm afraid of him, and if you are smart you will not do something to annoy him.

ARI

He will kill that person... in front of your boys.

EINO

Yes, I know.. but is better to him  do this than me.

ARI

I understand this, but it doesn't have to be like that... he is just a vampire.

EINO

He is Robert Herian! He is more dangerous than you ever can imagine.

Eino drinks their coffee and then leave. Ari, who still wiping a glass, puts it on the bar and squeeze a nervous hand in the towel trying to calm down.

CUT TO:

 

EXT. FOREST - NIGHT

Cold wind blowing through the tree branches, and from the sky, a thousand snowflakes were falling. On the carpet of snow, warm blood is spread spraying up to three feet away from the collapsing dragged the dead. Screams are heard in the background and another wolf falls prey to death. Among some snowflakes, the red eyes of the undead  glow like two beads. His teeth were covered with blood, and a thin streak of blood was flowing from the corner of the mouth. He was holding a mace hanging from a chain which who killed without mercy, crushing the

wolves bodies. One of them is hit to the ground, restored to human form and trembling with fear being only a child. His right leg was broken and could not move because he had a bleeding wound in the chest. The undead pass through the wolves faster than someone possible could see and came next to the boy, raises his mace prepared to crush boy's head, but he's thrown back five feet. The boy was terrified and do not even know what happened to him, but his comrades looked frightened without understanding what is happening. The undead raises and wants to attack a wolf, but someone catch his chain. In the next moment comes near him. Undead growls, but Robert Herian, because he was the one who saved the wolves, cut his heart out of the chest. Everything was too faster, and when the dead body fall on the ground, the wolves step back. Robert turns around, to them, with the heart in his hand.

ROBERT

Eino send me. I'm Robert Herian.

Wolves watching him without making a move, but he throws the piece of meat in his hand and walking beside a young man almost dead. Frightened, if he wanted to dodge, but it was impossible to move.

ROBERT

Do not worries, I don't want to hurt you.

RONI, this was the boy name, sees Robert how lets the mace down  from hand and seems to calm down.From his eyes so black tears of pain flowed.

ROBERT

What is your name?

Roni

I'm Roni.

ROBERT

Roni, how old are you?

RONI

16 years old.

ROBERT

16 years and they send you to fight...

RONI

I will die, right?

ROBERT

No. You will be fine, I will help you.

RONI

It hurt so bad, sir.

It's more painful than death, please... kill me.

ROBERT

Hei, such a young boy shouldn't say this thing.

Robert sees the wound on his leg and he had broken bones and ribs wound, the boy would not live more than a few minutes. Vampire bites his hand and lets his fist squeezing blood flowing on open wounds of the boy. Around them, wolves were closely and watched with their yellow eyes.

RONI

How could you kill him so easy?

ROBERT

Let's say that it was a time when I was the most dangerous predator in Europe.

RONI

And what happened?

ROBERT

I realized that blood will ask for blood.

RONI

Eino told us to stay away from you. Everybody was afraid of you and doesn't agree your presence in town.

ROBERT

I know, but the truth is that I don't care... the person that will tell me what to do.. has not born yet.

Roni's wounds were close, and he was almost healed. Robert takes his mace and stands up.

ROBERT

Your body is almost heal, you will be fine...

RONI

Thank you, sir.

Robert smiles, but his attention is drawn to something else. Immediately get near the corpse ghosts, bands on  knees and opens his shirt at the neck seen the tattoo. It was an eagle. Robert growling nervous and leaves immediately. Confused wolves looked after him, but there was no trace of him.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE - NIGHT

Robert enters the room nervously and lets the mace on the table, then get to browse through old books that he have. Finding what he need takes a seat, carefully studying every page, and at one point, without even looking up smiling arrogantly.

ROBERT

Hello, Arinoald!

Ari, stand against the wall, but now that Robert realized that he is in the room, comes near him watching curiously to the mace.

ARI

It has been some time since somebody used this.

ROBERT

Indeed.

ARI

What's happened? is he dead?

ROBERT

Of course, but something else worries me.

ARI

Is something worse than an immortal?

ROBERT

That man was an assassin not a predator, and more than this... he was a member of Shadow.

ARI

What? But is impossible.

ROBERT

I will always remember their mark, and that men had a tattoo on his neck, an eagle.

ARI

Oh, come on, Robert, a lot of people had that tattoo, it doesn't mean that he is one of the Shadows.

ROBERT

Ari, that tattoo was made with fire.

ARI

Oh, my Good.. it doesn't have any sense... in that night, you exterminate the Order of Shadows. I saw you.

ROBERT

Yes, I did...

 

Robert closed the book and leaned back in the chair. With his eyes so blue is looking to Ari and suddenly remembering something that never would think that it would get in his way.

ROBERT

Maybe I don't exterminate the Order.

ARI

What?

ROBERT

After I killed everyone and I burn the house, into the fire a saw a baby. A young boy and I saved him. Next day I send him to the Vatican.

ARI

What happened to him?

ROBERT

I don't know. I never asked about him.

ARI

So you think that what happens now have something to do with that boy?

ROBERT

I don't know, Ari.But that boy is the last member of Shadow.

ARI

You saved him, why you think he wants revenge?

ROBERT

Because I killed everything he knew, his family, even his dog.

ARI

But they were assassins, they killed my family.

ROBERT

I know that.

ARI

Anyway, Eino heard that you saved one of his boys. He is grateful to you.

ROBERT

About that boy, he is only 16 years old and they send him to kill an immortal?

ARI

He is a member of the pack.

ROBERT

He is just a boy.

ARI

It's Eino's laws, not my business.

ROBERT

Listen, Ari, don't say a word to the wolfs about Shadow Ordo. Understand?

ARI

Robert, if the Ordo is reborn, you can't face them alone.

ROBERT

Remember that I'm the one who killed all of them once. by my own.

ARI

Now is not like 200 years ago. They have weapons, you even don't know how many of them are.

ROBERT

No, but I will find out. I will hunt them and I will exterminate the Ordo once for all. no matter that is a baby, a woman or an old man... I will kill every person in Shadows.

ARI

You will never change.

Robert smiles arrogant and opens the book again. On one page was drawing a wolf, a symbol, and a triangle in a pentagram attracts the attention of Ari.

ARI

I saw this symbol before.

ROBERT

Where?

ARI

Why, is it important?

ROBERT

Ari, where did you saw this symbol?

ARI

Ok, I think you should see something... we have to go somewhere.

Robert looked curiously at Ari, but do not say anything.

CUT TO:

EXT. Cemetery- Night

The jeep stops in front of the cemetery's ruins. Ari, who had a crowbar in his hand, and Robert went down and left the headlights on.

ROBERT

This is the cemetery?

ARI

Yes. Now is just the ruin, but once it was a great Necropolis.

ROBERT

Well... maybe it still is.

 

They walked among the old graves careful stepping on snow. From the sky slowly shifting its winter snowflakes.

ARI

It's here!

Approaching the tomb, Ari gets the snow to the side of the stone and lets to see the same symbol that  was engraved on the pages of the book.

ROBERT

It's impossible!

ARI

What means this?

ROBERT

This is the mark, the emblem of the first werewolves.

ARI

Loup Garou.

ROBERT

Yes. The werewolves that we know have the blood of loup garou, but no one is pure... not anymore!

ARI

Then, I think you have to saw this.

Ari pushes the crypt, go inside the tomb and opening the coffin sees the bones of a cat.

ARI

Look! It seems that somebody has opened the thumb.

ROBERT

Since when you know this?

ARI

Last month I saw a strange person in town, a man. I followed him here and I saw him when he opened the thumb.

ROBERT

And you let him go?

ARI

At that time, the cat was already here. He was terrified to see the skeleton...

ROBERT

And?

ARI

And after that, he turned into a wolf and run away. I haven't seen him since that night.

ROBERT

Did Eino know?

ARI

No. I haven't told anybody.

ROBERT

A loup-garou... in Finland!

ARI

We don't know if it is a loup-garou... don't speak nonsense, Robert.

ROBERT

Ari, the Shadow Ordo is not here to take revenge on me... they're here to hunt that pure blood wolf.

ARI

Robert...

Robert would say something but he hear the sound of broken branches and he looks right in the direction of the sound. He sees about ten vampires, eyes gleaming through snowflakes.

ROBERT

Ari, close that thumb and go to town, find that man and protect him, I think they will try to kill him tonight.

ARI

Fine!

Ari closed the coffin, jumps from the grave, push the crypt back, but when he looks around him, Robert had already begun the fight. Barehanded killing vampires.

robert

You bastard!

One of the predators bite Robert's leg, but he turns and break the opponent's head in two. From trees ten predators, with a mask, dress in black appears, with a silver knife in hand, ready to attack.

ROBERT

Oh... it won't end fine!

After killing some of them, he takes their knives and behind him remains only death bodies. He decapitates one of them, but another pierce his back with a dagger. Robert turn and get the heart of the opponent's chest.

robert

That hurt!

He's taking the dagger out of his back, and with it break the head of one predator. A powerful howling is heard, and a black wolf come, tearing everything in his path. For some moments, Robert doesn't make any move, but when one of them attack him, he kill it. After few minutes, the only five predators remains alive runaway. The wolf grows, easy, looking with his yellow eyes at Robert, but he goes to a dead body and on this one's neck see a tattoo, an eagle.

ROBERT

Shadows...

Robert sees the wolf turning into a human, he was young Roni.

RONI

Are you ok, sir?

ROBERT

Why are you here, Roni?

RONI

I heard screams, and I come to see what is happening.

ROBERT

No, I mean.. what bring you to this cemetery so late in the night?

RONI

I come here to ... speak with my father. I miss him a lot.

ROBERT

I see.

Robert comes next to Roni and touches his hair.

ROBERT

Thank you, Roni, you saved my life.

RONI

Oh, no, sir, I just helped you. It doesn't seem that you need someone to save you life, anyway.

ROBERT

You're wrong. You are a god fighter, but these things are not for a young boy.

RONI

Who are they? Why they hunt you?

ROBERT

Those people are not predators, they are assassins. They work for the Shadow Ordo, a powerful organization against predators. A long time ago I exterminated the order, excepting one little boy.

Robert sits on the snow, watching at the silver knife. Roni sits next to him and client what he have to say.

ROBERT

That was 200 years ago, I send that boy to Vatican, and since then I don't know nothing about him. It seems that he survived and now he's back in Finland, asking for revenge.

roni

But you saved him...

ROBERT

Strange things are happening, Roni and I don't think that Shadows are here for me.

RONI

They just tried to kill you.

ROBERT

I know, but I think that was just a mistake, I was at the wrong time in the wrong place.

RONI

What are you doing here, sir? If I may ask....

ROBERT

I came with Ari to see a symbol on that thumb. Tell me, Roni, what you know about loup-garou?

RONI

Loup-garou? this is a legend sir, the first werewolf, people who change into wolves, pure blood ones. It's saying that they can communicate with the real wolves.

ROBERT

Well, Roni, it seems that a loup-garou is here, in town, and the order is haunting him.

RONI

What?

ROBERT

Yes, it's true. Ari saw him.

RONI

Oh, my god, we have to tell Eino.

ROBERT

No. Promise me that you won't speak to anybody about this. It is too dangerous, Roni.

RONI

If it is so dangerous, you can't fight alone with them.

ROBERT

Don't worry about me, I'm not alone. I have Ari... and you. I trust you, Roni.

RONI

Me, sir? you want me to help you?

ROBERT

I don't want you to be in danger, but the loup garou will trust you better than a vampire... Oh, Good...

RONI

What is it, sir?

ROBERT

Ari is looking for him, I think they are in danger.

RONI

Let's me come with you, please, sir.

ROBERT

Ok, Roni, can you find where Ari goes?

RONI

Yes, sir!

Robert made a few steps back, and Roni turns into a black wolf. Sniffing the surroundings, then look for the path that leads to the city.

ROBERT

Fine, let's go!

Roni could run as fast, chasing Ari's smell, trying to find him and Robert Herian, after leaving the corpses behind him. But if he looked behind would see on the branch of the tree, standing a predator, wearing a long black cloak that covered his face.

CUT TO:

INT. warehouse  -- NIGHT

Ari arrived at the warehouse's door, want to open it, but he stops. Knees and touch the blood from the ground.

ARI

Blood!

He raise, enter in the warehouse, and left the door open. Through the window, the cold wind blow, and some parts, on the floor, it was snow. Blood traces was on the floor and on the walls, a fight was there, a bloody one. The hall is big, almost 10 meters, and at the end of it was a wall. Ari list, then, in one moment, he arrives at the wall, but he remains shocked. With big eyes he sees the death body, hanging and disfigured. When he hear a serious yell, he takes a step back.

ARI

Who's there?

Nobody answers him, but when he turn around, under some pieces of wood, a man, almost dead, raised his hand trying to touch Ari.

ARI

Oh, my Good!

Ari goes to the injured man and sidestep sticks leaving gutted to his body. he was full of burns, and bleeding wounds and the meat hung from bone.

ARI

Who did this to you?

Man

Help me, please.

ARI

Tell me, who did this to you? Who killed all that people?

MAN

Veikko.

ARI

Do you know where he is now?

MAN

Yes.

ARI

Where?

MAN

Here. He is here.

Ari grow, he look around but doesn't see nobody.

MAN

Please... kill me!

ARI

What?

MAN

Stop this pain, I', bagging you. Kill me, and run... you can't face Veikko alone.

ARI

Don't worry, I know somebody who will be so happy to cut his heart out of the chest.

MAN

Veikko, he is the last of an ancient order of hunters. He wants only revenge.

ARI

Shadow Ordo. I know, they killed my family.

MAN

You are not the first vampire I saw, listen to me, Veikko is an immortal, not vampire, not human.

ARI

I know what an immortal is.

MAN

Then you know how dangerous he is. Stay away from him.

With his  last power, the man catches Ari by the hand and letting his tears flow to try to speak.

MAN

Once you provoke him to fight, he will hunt you and will kill you. Run, young man, run now when you still can.

ARI

I can't run. I can't let him hurt my people. Nobody will suffer as I did, not anymore.

Ari hears creaking board, but when he look not see anyone.

MAN

He's here. Run... run...

From nowhere, an arrow kills that man.

ARI

No!

His hand softly drops along his body and Ari sees that he's holding a pendant. Ari looks carefully at it, but turn around and catch the arrow who almost killed him. He raise up, put the pendant in the pocket and grow angry. Take the sharp piece of wood and arrives in the middle of the warehouse. From the height of the ceiling, dozens of masked predators came down surrounding him.

ARI

Where is Veikko?

But no one answers him.

ari

Veikko! I know you're here! Show yourself, bastard!

When assassins hear this words, they attack. Ari never was a fighter, never a truly predator, but now, the animal instinct came at the surface. With just a piece of wood, he kills everything and everyone in his way. He's hands are covered with blood, he attack, but he's defeated. The assassins hit him on the floor, and all of them are ready to kill him. In that moment Robert Herian came and enter immediately the fight, followed by the black wolf who arrive in front of Ari, growling, protecting him.

ARI

Robert!

Ari raise and is looking when at the wolf, when at Robert, how to kill everything that moves.

ARI

Robert, watch out!

Robert hears Ari's words and looks at the ceiling, he sees a predator coming down. This one touches the floor,  holding a sword in his hand, with the blade made from titanium, but his face was covered by a long and black cape. Around him, the assassins were pushed aside instead and let him pass.

ROBERT

Who are you?

The predator doesn't answer, but one of the assassins pierce his shoulder with a knife. Robert takes the knife out, turn around and break the opponents neck, but in the same time, the mysterious predator has disappeared. Robert looks around him and feels the blade of sword tearing the flesh from his left leg. He screams, showing his fangs. 

ARI

Robert!

Both Ari and Roni enter into the fight, killing everything in their way. When Ari pierce the chest of an opponent, he take his hand from the piece of wood and look with big eyes who this one dies. In the same moment, from the back, three predators jump over him and break his ribs. Ari's knees. He's bleeding. Those threes want to kill him, but someone decapitated them. Ari look scared and see ADELHEID, a woman about 30 years, with long hair and red, green eyes, frail and delicate body, but with a sword covered with blood in her hand.

ARI

Adelheid!

adelHeid

It's nice to see you safe, Ari!

When Robert is thrown from the wall plate, all of them looked at him. He comes back in the fight, angry growling, had black eyes and fangs in sight, but that predator comes near him and wants to rip his chest, but he catch the sword blade. His hands were bleeding.

ROBERT

Who are you?

veikko

Don't you remember me, I'm the boy that you saved 200 years ago.

Hearing such words, Robert becomes angry, let's the sword and in that time, the predator pierce his chest. He makes few steps behind, and when his opponent wants to

approach, someone else, an incredible strength catches him by the throat and throws him to the floor. Surprised, he gets up and he sees who attacked him, shows his teeth, then jump through the window, followed by his assassins. IIRO, the Lord of Vatican,a man who seemed to have 35, with long, blonde hair and blue eyes, specifically the Nordics, with a neat beard cropped close to the skin with a mustache so short that barely on, strong body showing that he was a fighter, tall and stately, dressed in black, approached to Robert and when hits him by the wall with all his strength,  he can not lift, and was lying on the floor.

ARI

Iiro, no! Please, let's me explain you!

Even if he was wounded, Ari gets closer to Iiro and bow his head. Young  Roni turns into a human and wants to come closer, but Adelheid catches his arm.

ADELHEID

No. Stay away.

iiro

Ok, Arinoald, explain to me what the hell is happening here!

ARI

That predator who almost killed Robert, it's Veikko, the last of Shadow Ordo.

IIRO

Oh, I see, and he is here for revenge. I want Robert Herian out of town, if not... I will kill him!

ARI

No, Iiro! Please, listen to me, Veikko is not here for Robert.

Iiro wants to leave but now stops. Look again to Ari, grow angry but doesn't show his fangs.

IIRO

If you lied to me, Arinoald...

ARI

I'm not lying! A loup-garou is in town, Veikko is trying to kill him.

IIRO

What? A loup-garou? What nonsense is that?

ARI

I saw him!

IIRO

What?

Iiro goes next to Ari and watches him closely.

IIRO

And you don't tell me that since now because...

ARI

Because I don't know what Veikko is trying to do. As Robert exterminated the Shadows 200 years ago, he said that this predator is his responsibility... he will kill Veikko.

IIRO

Why is Veikko Robert Herian's responsibility?

ARI

Because Robert saved him 200 years ago. Veikko was just a baby...

IIRO

I see.

Immediately, Iiro arrives next to Robert and see him how is trying to survive.

IIRO

At least.. it seems that I will need you. Robert Herian!

Iiro shows his fangs, for few minutes all of them thought that he will kill Robert, but then, he bit his hands and lets him feed with his blood. Roni looks to Adelheid, smiling, but the lady seems to be worried.

CUT TO:

INT. "SHADOWS"-ROCK BAR  -- NIGHT

In a corner of the bar, around a table, Iiro, Adelheid, Ari, Eino, Roni and Robert Herian talk about Veikko.

EINO

I don't want to hear nothing about this. You are too young, Roni! I don't want you involved in this anymore.

RONI

I can fight. I already proved this.

EINO

It's too dangerous.

ROBERT

Roni, please, listen to your leader.

RONI

Don't push me away, please, sir.

ROBERT

That Veikko is too powerful, if he can defeat me, certainly he can kill you in a second. It's better to stay out of this.

RONI

Sir...

IIRO

Enough! Roni will not be in, anymore! It's my decision!

RONI

Yes, sir!

IIRO

Eino, if a loup-garou is in town, is better for you to find him. He will trust a wolf than a vampire. We don't want to scare him, we must protect him.

ROBERT

For that, we must kill Veikko.

IIRO

That vampire is powerful.

ARI

It's not a vampire, he's an immortal.

IIRO

I see. That predator around him, I don't think that he have an army only for a single wolf. He must have something else in mind... and I must find what.

ROBERT

He's trying to reborn the Shadow order... and he's the leader.

IIRO

I saw that... but those people are not predators, they're assassins. They can hunt, but will never win... any vampire or wolf can kill them.

ADELHEID

Maybe they are just a diversion.

IIRO

What?

ADELHEID

The loup-garou, this army of assassins... everything can be a trap... maybe he want to put us away from his real purpose.

ROBERT

The thumb was empty... he is an immortal... and a loup-garou is in town...

IIRO

I don't understand what you want to say.

Robert takes his bag that was hanging on the back of the seat, take an old thick book and browse it, but found nothing. He lets it on the table and grab another one. Looking through it, get to a page and read it, he smiles arrogantly. Ari takes a look, but could not understand the writing.

ARI

What it's saying.

ROBERT

I think I know what Veikko is trying to do.

IIRO

Well, be kind and share that with us.

ROBERT

He is an immortal, he's stronger, faster, but he have a big weakness...

IIRO

The sunlight!

ROBERT

Indeed. During the day, he's weak, he can be easy killed. It's a curse... but like any curse, it can be removed. Veikko wants to become a vampire again.

EINO

But this is impossible!

ROBERT

No, it's not impossible! It's a legend that king Solomon had a book of witchcraft, and also, the legend said that the book is here... in Finland.

IIRO

Let's me see!

ROBERT

Is in Hebrew.

IIRO

I know Hebrew, remember that I'm one of the Lord of Saint Order.

ROBERT

Yes.. of course...

Robert gives the book to  Iiro, and he looks at what is written.

IIRO

But... it can't be...

EINO

What is it, Iiro?

IIRO

The cemetery where the book supposes to be... it's here... at the old abandoned cemetery from the forest.

ROBERT

Yes... indeed!

 

Robert looks to Iiro  smiling arrogant, but on the  predator's face was not even a  hint of amusement only concern.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE - DAY -- MOMENTS LATER

Robert Herian paints a painting, but he looked up and sees Ari stand near the window.

ROBERT

You really don't know to use the front door?

ARI

No. You are painting...

ROBERT

Yes... and you are interrupting me, so what you want?

ARI

What is with you?

ROBERT

Excepting that someone almost killed me?

ARI

Oh, you are upset that someone is more dangerous than you!

ROBERT

But not for a long time, now that I know what he want to do, I will ruin his plan... and I will kill him.

ARI

Iiro said to wait.

ROBERT

I don't care what Iiro said!

ARI

Robert... I think you should see this!

Ari takes the pendant that comes from the man disfigured by Veikko and gives it to Robert.

ROBERT

From where do you have this?

ARI

Someone give me this, and after that, he died. Veikko killed him.

ROBERT

I see.

ARI

You know what is that?

ROBERT

Yes, I know.

Robert leaves brush painting and sits next to the chair. Take a sheet and a pencil, and draw something. Ari comes closer and look carefully, but said nothing.

ROBERT

Clisthert...

ARI

What?

ROBERT

This is the symbol of Chlisthert. The old religion said that he can't make the illusion of the night when is the day.

ARI

It's just a legend...

ROBERT

Don't be so sure. In Romania I saw a lot of things... demons... that killed young boys, so it's not just a legend.

ARI

But why Veikko what to make such a ritual.

But Ari stops. He look again to the drawing made by Robert, the at the  hexagram, then looked up at the pendant.

ARI

Oh my God... he wants to be dark so he can walk around without burning in the sunlight.

ROBERT

Yes. He needs time to look for the book of Solomon.

ARI

I don't understand why that man have this pandan... who was him?

ROBERT

Was he a human?

ARI

Yes. It seems that he knows a lot about Shadow Ordo and Veikko... the last member.

ROBERT

We need to find the book and burn it.

ARI

Do You want to destroy such a book?

ROBERT

I know that will be painful for me, but I must do this. That book is too powerful...

ARI

But you can keep it.

ROBERT

Trust me, Ari, during the time, a lot of o people stole books and artifacts from me.

ARI

And they are still alive...

ROBERT

Of course not... listen to me, Ari, tonight we will look for the book in the cemetery and I don't want to hear a word about how Iiro denies this.

ARI

You are crazy.

ROBERT

Of course, I am. I'm Robert Herian, my dear!

 

Robert takes the pendant and the drawing puts them in a desk drawer, then turn his attention back on the painting.

ARI

Robert... I want to ask you something...

ROBERT

Ok, ask me.

ARI

Who is Elena?

ROBERT

Elena... why do you ask about her?

ARi

When you saw Elsa, you call her Elena, and also, when you were wounded, in the night that I found you in the woods, you said her name.

ROBERT

She was a young girl from Romania... I loved her, but her heart belongs to a wolf.

ARI

I'm sorry.

ROBERT

No, I'm not sorry. She is happy now with him... but I don't want to speak about this. I already left my memories behind.

ARI

Ok, I will never ask you about her.

ROBERT

Thank you.

ARI

And about Elsa, she is a powerful girl. Her parents died in a car accident, and she lives with her old grandfather. She's strong, since the accident, she never cried again.

ROBERT

Why do you tell me this?

ARI

I know that you have some interest in her. I want you to know her story, she's not one of that girls... please, don't make her suffer.

ROBERT

Calm down, Ari... I speak only once with that child. it's true that she's beautiful. but I don't have nothing about her.

ARI

You are in Finland only for three days, and girls at the bar already ask about you...

ROBERT

Of course, look at me, I'm gorgeous!

ARI

See you tonight, Robert... if I stay here one minute I think I will make some ulcer.

ROBERT

Ceau, Ari!

Ari leaves, and Robert continuing to speak more for him.

ROBERT

And next time you better use the front door.

CUT TO:

EXT. FOREST - NIGHT

After the sunset, it was so darkness. Roni arrives in the cemetery, at the thumb where to suppose to be the loop garou and knees in front of the tomb. From under his scarf, he takes the  pendant out and it was identical to the one who is drawing on the cross.

RONI

Incredible...

The snowflake sits on the pendant but he shakes it and look more carefully. In his mind lies the memory of his father.

Roni's Father

Roni, do you know what is this?

RONI

No, dad. But is beautiful!

RONI'S FATHER

It is more than beautiful, is dangerous.

RONI

Why?

RONI'S FATHER

Someday I will tell you.

RONI

When?

RONI'S FATHER

When you will be old enough to understand.

RONI

Is it mine?

RONI'S FATHER

Yes, Roni, it's yours. Promise me that you will take care of it.

RONI

I promise.

RONI'S FATHER

Listen to me son, many years ago a blood fight was for this pendant. The grandfather of my father received this from an old friend.... it is more dangerous than you can imagine, and I hope that will never find out... but, if sometimes you will need this, if someone will ask you of this, you must tell to Eino. He will know what to do. He will protect you.

RONI

Why can't you tell me what means this pendant?

RONI'S FATHER

You are too young, my son. Keep it close to you, consider it a totem.

 

Being in front of the tomb, with the snowflakes that  sat on his head, Roni easily passes his fingers over the pendant.

RONI

Why don't you ever told me what this means, dad....

Standing near the tombstone, bent, Roni is pierced by an arrow. He wants to raise, but dizzy and collapses in the snow, being tranquilized. Around him, immediately appears five masked predators and also, Veikko appears out of nowhere. He wears a long black cloak that covered his face. The masked get out of the way and pass. He sits on his knees beside the boy and takes the pendant in hand.

VEIKKO

Flower of death. From where do you have this, my little boy?

Veikko takes off a glove and touches Roni but he withdraws his hand and stood up.

VEIKKO

It becomes interesting....

From his neck, he takes off a pendant which was identical to that of Roni, and when joining them, it form a symbol, a half-flower.

Man

Master, someone is coming!

VEIKKO

Yes, I know. Take the boy to the abandoned warehouse.

One of the predators take Roni in his arms, and after that, he disappears with the others. Veikko grabs a piece of wood and writes something on the snow, then de disappears. In only a few moments Robert appears near the grave and sees the words on the snow: "if you want Roni, the little wolf back, come to the warehouse".

ROBERT

Veikko!

Robert growls angry, want to leave, but stops. Look at the thumbs, and see something moving. Take the crossbow, and run, trying to catch the suspect. Through the snow, a white wolf was running, but Robert catches him and pierces his leg with an arrow. Howling, he stops, fall on the ground, and turn into a human. It was Elsa. Her heart is beating like a drum.

ELSA

It's me, Elsa... please, don't kill me!

Robert looked with big eyes at the girl but remembers what Eino said the night before.

EINO

If you hurt a loup-garou, he will change back into a human. If it's bleeding, he will cry and will beg for his life.

Finding himself again in front of Elsa, Robert let down the crossbow from his hand and walks slowly toward her.

ROBERT

Elsa... the loup garou... is you!

ELSA

Yes!

When Robert knees beside her, she forbid her hurt hand  and she bows her head.

ROBERT

It's impossible... Ari saw a black wolf...

ELSA

Harri. The black wolf who Ari saw is Harri.

ROBERT

Does someone else know about you?

ELSA

Only Harri. I couldn't tell to anybody, I was afraid.

ROBERT

Afraid? Of who?

ELSA

Of everyone. I can't trust anybody.

ROBERT

But that boy, Harri, you trust him.

ELSA

Yes, he is my best friend. My family.

ROBERT

He is Eino's grandson, you really think that he doesn't inform his grandfather about you?

ELSA

Yes, I trust him, as I said.

ROBERT

Elsa... they want to help you, Iiro will protect you.

ELSA

Iiro? What do you know about him?

ROBERT

I already meet him... he is powerful.

ELSA

He is dangerous.

ROBERT

So am I.

ELSA

No, you're not like him.

ROBERT

They know nothing about you, but you know everything about them...

ELSA

Yes.. I'm a loup-garou, Robert, the last one of my kind in Finland... maybe in Europe.

ROBERT

But why is Veikko hunting you?

ELSA

He is the one who killed my parents, everyone knows that it was a car accident... but Shadow Ordo kill them.

ROBERT

You know about Shadow Ordo...

ELSA

Yes... I'm part of it...

ROBERT

What? But...

ELSA

When I was born, Flavius, the maker of Veikko, and at that time one of the Lords of Vatican, forced my parents to help him to reborn the Ordo, but they deny. Ten years later, Flavius Killed them, and in the same day, Veikko also killed him and become the leader of the Ordo.

 He take my blood and open the book of shadows

ROBERT

Why Veikko doesn't killed you?

ELSA

Because we are the same, our family was killed and we are orphans, children of nobody.

ROBERT

Elsa, did Veikko told you who killed his family?

ELSA

No, but I heard it from Harri. I know that you are the one who killed everyone in the order... and I know why. I don't judge you, Robert.

ROBERT

If you are so closed to Veikko if he protected you, why is he hunting you now?

ELSA

Because he needs my blood. He wants to open the book of Solomon.

ROBERT

What? Has he the book of Solomon?

ELSA

Yes. He found it here, in this thumb.

ROBERT

Oh, my Good...

ELSA

Robert, he kidnaped Roni, you must help him. Please.

ROBERT

Yes, I will.

Robert grip tight her arm and take out the arrow who pierced her flesh. She doesn't scream, but couldn't stop her tears.

ROBERT

Forgive me, I didn't want to hurt you. I don't know that is you.

ELSA

No. It's my fault. I was scared and I ran away... anyway, god targeted.

ROBERT

Don't joke with that, I've could kill you.

ELSA

But you did not.

ROBERT

Yes, because I just wanted to slow you down. Elsa, what I'm trying to say is that is too dangerous for you to walk alone. Predators like me could kill you. We must tell to Eino the truth.

ELSA

I'm not alone, I have Harri... and now I have you... you will help me right?

ROBERT

Of course, I will.

ELSA

Don't worry about me, I will be fine, now you must go after Roni.

ROBERT

I will bring him back.

ELSA

I'm sure about this.

ROBERT

Take care of you, and forgive me, young lady.

After helping her up, Robert kisses her hand, takes the crossbow, then vanishes. Elsa arrogant smiles behind him put her hands in the pocket and go, walking on  a path covered with snow to the city.

CUT TO:

INT. warehouse -- NIGHT

Robert comes easy stepping slowly but so confident. his eyes were black as coal, growling angrily. He raises his eyes and sees Roni tied from hands, feet and neck with barbed wire tight silver which pierced his flesh, his deep bleeding wounds. Have stuck a dagger in his chest, holding his body restrained against the wall. Warehouse door is torn from its hinges and thrown into the middle of the room.

ROBERT

Roni!

Robert gets next to the boy and he opens his eyes. He knows that he don't have much time, but smile slowly, with his latest powers.

RONI

You came after me, sir.

ROBERT

Yes, Roni, of course, I came after you. Don't worry, I will protect you, everything will be fine.

Robert takes two steps back, stretches his crossbow and arrow after arrow breaks pulling barbed wire that holds Roni prisoner. Blood flowed from his wounds, and he falls, but when to crash to the floor, Robert catches him in his arms.

ROBERT

Roni! Look at me! Roni!

RONI

It doesn't hurt, not anymore.

ROBERT

Don't die! Please, you can't die.

RONI

Don't worries about me, sir, you must find Veikko, he have the pendant.

ROBERT

Pendant? What pendant?

RONI

Is something that I have from my father, he said that is very important and dangerous, but Veikko took that from me.

ROBERT

I will bring it back to you.

RONI

No. You must destroy it. I don't know what means, but I'm sure that Veikko will use it somehow.

ROBERT

Roni! No! Open your eyes!

Robert moves him brutally, and he opened his eyes again. A vampire puts his hand on the handle of the dagger but stops. He knew, if will remove the dagger, then the boy will die.

ROBERT

Roni, I didn't save you in the forest to let you die now.

RONI

Is nothing you can do, sir. Veikko also poisoned me. Wolfbane...

ROBERT

That motherfucker!

RONI

Sir, I don't...

Roni closes his eyes and breathes again, easier, his heart almost stopped, but as Robert moves he again, he opens his eyes.

ROBERT

Don't do that, Roni... don't die.

RONI

Sir, Harri is not a member of the pack... and I found why.

ROBERT

Why?

RONI

Because he is one of Veikko's predators.

ROBERT

What? It's impossible, Harri is Eino's grandson.

RONI

I saw him speaking with Veikko, something about a book... and a girl.

ROBERT

The book of Solomon.

RONI

Yes, I think so... you must tell to Iiro about that, Eino won't trust you and will protect Harri.

ROBERT

Don't worry, Harri is just a boy... I can kill him anytime, he is not a danger for me. He is nothing.

RONI

Veikko is protecting him.

Roni struggled to keep his eyes open, but the pain takes over his body. Take a growl slightly, like a puppy, but he forces because he doesn't finish what he had to say.

RONI

Sir... don't trust...

But this time, he doesn't have time to say all that had to say. Breath few times, slowly, and his heart stops, the hand that was holding the shirt of Robert fall around his body, but he's still bleeding. 

ROBERT

No! Roni, open your eyes... Roni... no... no.

Around him are masked predators, with silver knives, ready to attack, and through them walk Veikko. Clap his hands and when Robert heard, he stands up.

ROBERT

Veikko!

VEIKKO

It's hard to believe that you, Robert Herian are crying for a wolf.

ROBERT

You murdered him. He was an innocent boy.

VEIKKO

Tell me, how many boys like him have you killed?

ROBERT

It is not your business!

VEIKKO

Robert! You don't feel a regret for this boy, you are just angry, your hate for me...

ROBERT

Shut up! Don't say a word!

Robert stretches the  crossbow to Veikko, then his predators want to attack, but the undead stops them.

VEIKKO

No!

ROBERT

Show yourself! Don't hide behind that cape!

VEIKKO

Why? Have you the courage to look into the eyes of a boy that you abandoned many years ago.

ROBERT

I saved you!

VEIKKO

And after that what?

ROBERT

200 years ago I was a predator, a criminal, it was not a life for a child.

VEIKKO

You send me at the Vatican like I was a package... you let me on the stairs, in the winter.

ROBERT

What? It's a lie. I left you in the cardinal's hand. He swear to me that will protect you.

VEIKKO

And you trusted him?

ROBERT

I...

VEIKKO

The true is that you don't care, I was just a child, a damned one. It was not my fault that my mom was one of the Shadows.

ROBERT

All your family was a member of Shadow.

VEIKKO

No! That family that you murdered, they were not my parents. My mother died when I was born, and my aunt protects me. A vampire in the Shadows, that was a paradox... many times the Ordo tried to kill me, but they never succeed.

ROBERT

It means that I've done a favor for you by killing all people in Shadows.

VEIKKO

Shut up! Listen to what I have to say!

ROBERT

Say it quickly, because I want to cut you in half from what you have done to Roni!

VEIKKO

Really? Will you have the power to kill me?

ROBERT

Oh, you don't have any idea.

VEIKKO

Tell me something, 200 years ago, why did you save me?

Why don't you killed me as you have done with the others?

ROBERT

You were just a child, in the middle of the fire, scared. And at that time, you had no tattoo.

VEIKKO

You lie! When you saw me, you want to kill me, but when you come closer and look into my eyes, it was something, something that doesn't let you murder a child.

ROBERT

Well, now I regret that.

VEIKKO

Really? Tell me, you know why you really didn’t kill me?

ROBERT

No.

VEIKKO

Because I'm your son!

Hearing Veikko's words, Robert did not say anything. Stand still as a rock, and when he takes off the cape, revealing his face, Robert feels like he faint.

VEIKKO

Look at me! Remember the eyes of your son.

Veikko comes next to Robert. He was watching carefully at the young predator's face and feel a pain in his chest. Keep his hand on the crossbow, but do not shoot. Through Veikko's blue eyes he sees the little boy from 200 years ago, who stand in the middle of fire, crying. He saw himself, with a sword in his hand, full of blood, taking the boy in his arms, save his life. Now, that blue eyes was looking at him, but Veikko was not a boy anymore.

VEIKKO

Do you remember now?

ROBERT

How is it possible, you are a ghoul and your eyes are still blue.

VEIKKO

That is not your business!

ROBERT

The book of Solomon. You have used it, right?

VEIKKO

I've just told you that I'm your son, and you asked me about a book? In all, this time, I was waiting for you to come back, to take me from that hell. When I grow up, all that I wanted was to find you.

ROBERT

It can't be true.

VEIKKO

Sonja! Do you remember that young girl? My aunt told me that you loved her... I'm Sonja's son. Your son!

ROBERT

Sonja...

VEIKKO

Yes!

ROBERT

She never told me that we have a son. That she is pregnant.

VEIKKO

She was afraid that the Ordo will kill you. She was just trying to protect you.

ROBERT

You were just a child, how could you remember what your aunt told you?

VEIKKO

I was a vampire, a pure blood one.

ROBERT

But Sonja was a human.

VEIKKO

After you left Finland, Flavio came in town. He made my mother a vampire and after I was born, he killed her. After you left me at Vatican, Flavio found me. He turned me into an immortal, strigoi.

ROBERT

So, when you killed Flavio, it was just for revenge, not to protect Elsa.

VEIKKO

Elsa? Who the hell is Elsa?

ROBERT

What?

VEIKKO

I don't know any girl with this name.

ROBERT

You lying!

VEIKKO

You really can't trust me, right?

ROBERT

You just killed an innocent kid, what you think so?

VEIKKO

Listen to me, I don't know what you heard about me, but I'm not here to hurt you. I reborn the Ordo, because I know in that way I will find you.

ROBERT

So, you are here only to find me?

VEIKKO

Yes.

ROBERT

Fine, because I don't trust a word from what you have told me!

Robert turns from his Veikko, close the crossbow and wants to pick up Roni, but hear howls of wolves and raises immediately. Eino's pack are there and attack Veikko's predators. He growls angry and when a wolf attacks him, him, his eyes turn red, he breaks the wolf's neck. When Robert look at him, Veikko smiles arrogantly. He pass among wolves, breaking their bones, and come in front of Eino. The alpha was growling.

ROBERT

Veikko!

Robert yelling at him, and Veikko lets Eino go, turns around, take a knife from the belt and pierce Harri's chest when he attack. The wolf felt and turn into a human, and Veikko, bow his head in front of Robert, then leaves. Eino also turns into a human and run to his nephew.

EINO

NO! Harri, look at me! Open your eyes!

Robert looks around him. Veikko's predators leaves, following his master, and wolves gather around Eino, who is crying for his nephew.

EINO

No... please, look at me, Harri! Robert, do something, save my boy. Save my Harri!

Robert stands a moment, just watching, then get right next to wolves, sits down next to the boy, get the dagger out of his chest, biting his hand, let the blood flow on the boy's wound.

EINO

Harri... my boy!

Eino was holding Harri's hands in his, crying. The wolves around him turned into humans and when Robert leave, they step aside from his way.

EINO

Robert! Thank you. I will always be grateful to you. I will never forget that you saved my boy.

Robert does not say anything, just give head slightly, then get near Roni. He takes his crossbow, looks at Roni  once again, then vanishes. BJORN, one of Eino's wolves, a tall man with dark eyes and hair, how seems to be 40, with his wife, ERIKA, women of 35 years old, with blue eyes and long, blonde hair, close to Roni's dead body.

bjorn

Poor boy, he died so young.

Erika

He was murdered in cold blood from that creature.

BJORN

He was just a boy, but a good fighter, a predator.

ERIKA

Don't worries, my dear, we will revenge his death!

BJORN

Eino must hunt and kill that creature!

Erika puts her hand on her husband's shoulder, looking with pain at the young boy killed meanly.

CUT TO:

INT. "SHADOWS"-ROCK BAR -- MORNING

In a secluded table gathered alongside Iiro, Adelheid, Ari, Eino and the five wolves from his pack.

IIRO

The sun raised, I'm sure that he will not come, we must begin.

ARI

Robert said will be here soon.

IIRO

We can't wait for him, is not enough time.

ARI

It's your decision, Iiro.

IIRO

Eino, next time when you will decide to fight on your own with someone so dangerous, just think again. I will not tolerate this shame again.

EINO

My mind was to save Roni.

IIRO

I don't doubt about your concern for your pack, but look at this situation, the little wolf is dead, and that bastard has escaped... AGAIN!

EINO

Do not speak like that to me Iiro!

IIRO

Eino, why I'm here? Why the cardinal send me here?

EINO

To protect this city... to take care of us.

IIRO

Then lets me do my job!

ADELHEID

Iiro, calm down. It's nobody's fault for what's happened.

IIRO

More than ten people died in last five days...

Whatever Iiro tried to calm down, clearly can be read on his face that is nervous.

ADELHEID

Iiro!

His wife wants to touch his hand, but he dodges.

IIRO

Let me!

EINO

We will solve this problem, Iiro.

IIRO

Yes, of course.. but when? How many innocent people will die?

EINO

It is not your fault!

IIRO

I've should be their last night. I've should save that boy... but I've doesn't know nothing about this. Ari, what is Robert Herian playing?

ARI

Scuze me?

IIRO

I'm sure that you know his plans. Since he came in this town, people start to die.

ARI

It's not his fault.

IIRO

Then, what brings that immortal in this town?

ARI

I don't know.

IIRO

Don't lie!

EINO

Ari, if you know something, please, tell us. That predator killed my boys. He could kill Harri.

ARI

I don't know. Robert doesn't speak about his plans for me.

IIRO

I must speak with him. I don't like this situation, and I don't trust him.

ARI

But I did. I trust Robert Herian.

EINO

Arinoald, calm down.

ARI

Since he came in this town everybody was afraid of him, even if nobody said that I know that all of you want to kill him.

EINO

Please, Ari, understand us. We don't know him, he is too dangerous... we don't want a killer in this town.

BJORN

And we're right. That immortal is here for him. He hurt our people only for him.

ARI

No! This is wrong! Eino, remember that he saved your nephew, Harri should be dead, also, he is the one who saved Roni. He cares about that little wolf.

BJORN

Arinoald, how can you trust him so much?

ARI

He saved my life when my family was killed by the Shadow Ordo.

IIRO

He is your maker!

EINO

What? Ari, is it true?

ARI

Yes, it's true. Robert Herian is my maker, the one who turned me into a vampire.

Eino does not say anything. He refuge itself in his thoughts and doesn't say anything.

IIRO

We must capture that predator. He will tell me everything I want to know... and Ari, if Robert Herian is the cause of all this... he will regret!

Iiro gets up and leave from the table. Make a few steps, then disappear.

ADELHEID

Arinoald, please, try to understand him, he is just worried about all those people.

ARI

I know that, my lady, but it's not Robert fault.

ADELHEID

If you know something that can help us, told to Iiro, maybe he is angry now, but he's powerful, he can help us all.

When Adelheid stand up to leave, the men at the table also stood up. She looks for Ari once again, then leave. In the next room, Elsa listened to everything from the door. She smiles ironic, but when she sees that Harri, who was unconscious on the bed, he wakes up. She goes near him and keeps his hands in her hands.

ELSA

Harri, how do you feel?

HARRI

Alive... I think so...

ELSA

I told you to tell to Eino about Roni, not to go yourself.

HARRI

I've couldn't stay without doing nothing.

ELSA

So you are the one who killed Roni?

HARRI

Yes. I could not leave him to stay in our way.

ELSA

What Veikko said about my plan?

HARRI

He said that you are only a kid, you don't have any idea what you want to do. He will not help us.

ELSA

I see...

HARRI

What will you do now?

ELSA

We must have the book of Solomon, and for that, we must kill Veikko.

HARRI

He's too powerful.

ELSA

I know... and for that, we will use Iiro. He is already angry for those murders that are happening, he want to hunt the immortal.

HARRI

Elsa, you must know something...

ELSA

What is it?

HARRI

Veikko is Robert Herian's son.

ELSA

What? Harri, what are you saying?

HARRI

I was there, I heard Veikko when he told Robert the truth.

ELSA

Well, it changes everything...

HARRI

It seems that Veikko, that powerful immortal have a big weakness... his father.

ELSA

Harri, my love... we have to capture Robert.

HARRI

Yes, and after that, the book will be yours.

ELSA

Indeed.

Elsa sits on the bed, with her head on Harri's chest, and he catches her in his arms.

ELSA

I don't want you to be in danger again. Promise me that you will not do this again.

HARRI

Don't worry about me, I will be fine.

Elsa closes her eyes trying to sleep and when Eino open the window and see her in his nephew's arms, close the door and smile. He stands supported by the wall, but the smile vanished from his lips. He was worried, feeling him into old age, he felt helpless.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE - DAY -- MOMENTS LATER

Robert Herian lying in bed, wearing only a pair of black pants. He feels the presence of Ari, who sits on the ledge, but do not move, do not say anything.

ARI

You don't come at the bar. Iiro was so angry.

Robert doesn't say anything, not even move. Ari gets down from the ledge and comes closer to him.

ARI

We all are mad for what has happened... but this is not your fault.

Even if Ari spoke, Robert's mind was elsewhere, do not listen to what his companion say. He saw Veikko, beeing child, in the middle of fire. He sees himself, raising the child in his arms, saving his life, the he saw him in  the old warehouse when he said that is his son. Feel Ari touches and only then sat up, he stand supported with the back by the bed.

ARI

Robert, are you even listen to me?

ROBERT

Is it true...

ARI

Of course, it's true. Iiro wants to kill Veikko...

ROBERT

What? Ari, about what are you speaking?

ARI

Don't you hear a word from what I've said, right?

ROBERT

I'm sorry, I was ... why are you here, Ari? I told you that I want to be alone.

ARI

Robert, Iiro is angry, he want to speak with you.

ROBERT

Then lets him speak with me!

ARI

What is with you?

ROBERT

Ari, I just find why I couldn't kill that little boy 200 years ago.

ARI

Do You speak about Veikko?

ROBERT

Yes.

ARI

Why?

ROBERT

Because he is my son.

ARI

What? Robert, what are you saying?

ROBERT

Veikko is Sonja's son... my son.

ARI

Who is Sonja?

ROBERT

She died, that Flavius killed her when Veikko was born. You were too young at that time, you don't know her.

ARI

And you really trust Veikko? This can be his trap... maybe he is just playing with your mind.

ROBERT

No. He's my son, I can feel it... he have my eyes... he look just like me.

ARI

Did You saw his face?

ROBERT

Yes. Ari, how can he be my son? I've even know that I have a son.

ARI

Robert...

ROBERT

I had left him in Vatican, never asked about him... never tried to find him...

ARI

You don't know.

ROBERT

Veikko is here to find me. He has reborn the Ordo only to find me.

ARI

But... then, why is he hunting the loup garou?

ROBERT

He's not! Ari... the loup garou... is Elsa.

ARI

What?

ROBERT

I saw her. In the forest, I almost killed her...

ARI

But I saw a man.

ROBERT

Yes, the black wolf, that was Harri. He told me that Veikko protects her in the night that Flavius killed her parents, and how he want her blood.... but is a lie, Veikko even doesn't know his name.

ARI

Robert... I know Elsa since she was a child... I trust her.

ROBERT

Arinoald! It's a lie...everything she told to you.. and that Harri, before he died, Roni told me that he saw him speaking with Veikko.

ARI

Robert! Harri is Eino's nephew!

ROBERT

I know that, but Elsa is planning something, and Harri is helping her.

ari

Elsa? Oh my God, Robert, I can't believe what are you saying.

robert

Listen to me, Ari, Elsa told me some things, and Veikko told me something else. Who I should trust? Who is lying?

ARI

I know Elsa, I trust her. Veikko is a criminal... remember that he's the one who killed Roni.

ROBERT

But he is my son.

ARI

Oh, you are a good father now... Robert, can't you see that Veikko is just playing with you? Why are you so weak?

Robert shows his fangs growling, jumps on Ari and sticks him to the wall holding him tight to the neck.

ROBERT

Say that again and I will kill you! Choose your word carefully, Arinoald. I'm not Eino or Iiro.

ARI

I'm sorry.

ROBERT

I'm not saying that I feel like a father now, I will not protect Veikko, but I can't kill him either...

ARI

You really think that he is your son?

ROBERT

Ari, you should see him.. he look just like me... he have my anger, my power... my eyes... even my arrogant smile...

ARI

Oh... but I think he is more powerful than you, he's younger...

Robert frees Ari, goes and sits back on the bed.

ROBERT

What should I do?

ARI

I don't know, but Iiro will hunt Veikko.

ROBERT

I must speak with Elsa.

ARI

If she is lying... what will you do?

ROBERT

I don't know, but if she or Harri are involved in Roni's death. I will kill them.

ARI

God, Eino will hurt you if you touch Harri.

ROBERT

Look at me, Ari! In this town are just five wolfs and Harri with Eino, you really think I'm afraid? I could kill them in five minutes.

ARI

Robert, you can't do that. It's so wrong.

ROBERT

No, Ari is wrong for a father to lets somebody hurt his son.

ARI

In the end, you will protect Veikko.

ROBERT

He is my child... he is my Sonja's child...

Robert puts his boots taking from under the bed, dressing up with a shirt, puts a black scarf, take his coat, tied his hair looking in the mirror, passes beside Ari and reaching the big library table finds a scimitar with a silver blade.

ARI

What do you want to do with that? Where do you want to go?

ROBERT

I told you, I have to speak with Elsa.

ARI

And for that, you need a sword?

ROBERT

Of course, because after that I have to speak with Veikko, and if he lied to me if he is not my son... I will make him pieces.

ARI

Let's me come with you!

ROBERT

Fine... let's go!

Robert put the scimitar in a sheath, then, with Ari he jumped out the window, getting lost among the crowd.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. "SHADOWS"-ROCK BAR -- DAY

Elsa sits at a table with Harri, but when sees Robert with Ari that is coming, she raises.

ELSA

Robert!

ROBERT

I need to speak with you. Alone!

ELSA

It's ok, we can speak here. I told you that I trust Harri.

ROBERT

Ok, let's take a sit!

ELSA

Ari...

ROBERT

I've told to Ari everything.

ELSA

What you mean by everything.

ROBERT

Ari knows that you are a loup-garou.

ELSA

What? I've trusted you...

ROBERT

And I trust Ari. Harri, I see that you are safe...

HARRI

My grandpa told me that you saved me life... thank you.

ROBERT

Don't worry, I have not done that for you... Eino is a good man, I can't let him see his nephew killed.

HARRI

I thank you anyway.

ROBERT

Elsa... I know that you have lied to me about Veikko.

ELSA

What? Robert, what are you saying?

ROBERT

He is not hunting you... he's not protecting you, he even doesn't know you.

ELSA

Who told you this?

ROBERT

It doesn't matter... why did you lie to me?

ELSA

It's not a lie. He needs my blood to open the book of Solomon.

ROBERT

He already did that.

ELSA

What?

ROBERT

Yes, he's an immortal but he have blue eyes.

ELSA

It's impossible. Who told you that, he lied. It can't be.

ROBERT

I've seen him with my own eyes.

ELSA

What?

ROBERT

Elsa... why don't you want me to tell Eino the truth? Want you want to do?

ELSA

I already told you. I don't trust anybody... I'm a loup-garou, they will hunt me.

ROBERT

We all know that this is not true. Eino and even Iiro will protect you.

ELSA

No, they won't.

ROBERT

Ok, you said that Veikko is protecting you, then why he almost killed Harri?

ELSA

Because...

ROBERT

Because, what?

ELSA

I don't know.

ROBERT

Elsa, who are you?

ELSA

What do you mean?

ROBERT

I see in your eyes fear, angry... I know that you lie... what you want to do, child?

ELSA

How can you speak like that to me?

ROBERT

Elsa, my dear... all that I want to say is that I hope you know how easy I can kill you... you are nothing for me, just a wolf like any other, like you, my child, I've killed hundred.

HARRI

You bastard!

Harri stands up and hits him, Robert. All those present in the bar turned their attention to them. Both Elsa and Ari stood up.

ARI

Harri, no! Don't do this!

But Harri does not listen and hits so powerful that Robert throws over the table, but he doesn't touch the floor. He sit on his knee, then raises slightly. Eino entered the bar and scream loudly as possible.

EINO

No! Robert! Don't...

Robert raises and goes to  Harri.

ARI

Robert!

EINO

Please... he's just a child... please...

ARI

Robert!

Harri wants to hit him again, but Iiro came near him, catches his hand and throws him against the wall.

IIRO

Stupid child!

Eino goes near his nephew helps him raise and seen that his nose was bleeding from the blow.

IIRO

I'm sorry, Robert. It shouldn't ever happen.He is just a child, I hope you can understand.

ROBERT

Next time, Iiro... I will cut his heart out of the chest.

IIRO

I understand.

Robert leaves, walking beside Ari without looking at him. Ari looked with disgust at Elsa, then Harri, then runs out of the bar, just as Robert was already gone. Ari returns to the bar and sees that Iiro already grabbed Harri by the arm and led him into the next room, with Elsa and Eino. When Ari enters the room, closing the door behind him, sees Iiro hitting Harri.

IIRO

Stupid child, he could kill you faster than you ever can imagine.

HARRI

There are a lot of people in the bar, he will not kill me in front of humans.

IIRO

Oh... so you think he could not even kill everyone in this bar?

HARRI

Iiro, you just exaggerate!

IIRO

Don't speak like that with me, boy!

Iiro growl and catch Harri from the neck. Eino suffered for his nephew, but also knew that what he had done was not right.

ARI

Iiro, you should know the truth.

IIRO

What truth, Ari?

ARI

About everything that is happening.

IIRO

Fine. Get out of here, boy!

ARI

No. He also can be here!

Iiro free Harri, but now watch him with doubts, beeing prepared to attack him immediately.

ELSA

Ari...

ARI

We thought that Veikko is here to take revenge on Robert because he murdered his family 200 years ago, but we're wrong. We find that he is here to hunt a loup-garou, he needs his blood to open the Solomon's book... but it's also wrong.

IIRO

Of course it's wrong, the loup-garou is a legend.

ARI

No, it's not. We know who the loup is.

IIRO

By we, you mean you and Robert?

ARI

Yes.

IIRO

Tell me, who is that loup-garou?

ARI

Elsa. She is the loup garou. And she also said a lot of thing about Veikko, Robert said she just lied to him.

IIRO

Is it true? Are you a loup-garou?

ELSA

What? Iiro, no, of course not.

ARI

What? So Robert is right... Elsa, what you want to do?

ELSA

Ari, how can you said this thing...

IIRO

I hate so much this...

Iiro catch Elsa's hand, from the belt get a  knife with thin blade and makes a cut on her palm, then her eyes turn into yellow. Both Eino and Iiro are surprised, without words, terrified from what they saw.

EINO

Oh, my god! It's impossible!

IIRO

You are a loup-garou!

ELSA

Don't kill me.... please!

EINO

To kill you? you really thought that somebody will hurt you?

ELSA

I was afraid. I can trust only Harri.

EINO

Did You know?

HARRI

Yes.

IIRO

Veikko have the book of Solomon?

HARRI

Yes, and will use that to kill every person in this town.

ARI

No! It's not true!

HARRI

Why are you on his side?

ARI

I'm not on his side.

HARRI

Why you protect him and why don't you tell the truth to Iiro?

IIRO

What else?

HARRI

Come on, Ari, tell him...

IIRO

Ari?

ARI

Veikko is the last member of Shadow Ordo.

IIRO

What?

HARRI

Oh, not this.. the truth, Ari...

IIRO

Ari? What is it?

HARRI

That Veikko is Robert Herian's son.

IIRO

What? Ari, is that true?

ARI

I don't know. Even Robert is not sure about this.

IIRO

So it's true...

Iiro became increasingly agitated. He passes his hand through his long blond hair, then leaned against the wall stand a moment without saying anything.

EINO

Iiro, what we will do? Veikko is the one who killed my boys. He is a criminal.

HARRI

As his father is.

Hearing Harri's words, Ari shows his fangs growling, but Iiro intervenes.

IIRO

Arinoald! It's not needed for that!

ARI

Take care of what you say, Harri... I think you forget that I'm a 200 years vampire.

HARRI

Oh... I'm so afraid.

IIRO

Say that again and I will kill you!

Iiro plunges his hand into Harri's neck and squeeze him so hard and knees him.

EINO

Iiro, please, forgive my boy!

IIRO

Eino, your boy is too arrogant...

ARI

Iiro, Robert said that he don't know what to thing. Now, of course, he realized that Elsa is the one who lied, but he can't trust Veikko.

IIRO

I know one thing, if that predator is his son, he will protect him... with any price.

ARI

We can't be sure of that.

IIRO

A father is still a father, Ari. For us, predators are important to have a son, Veikko is young, powerful, dangerous... most of all he is dangerous, as his father is. Robert will kill everyone who will try to touch his son.

EINO

Iiro is right. It's in his blood to protect this child, a father will always be a father.

ELSA

We must kill Veikko.

EINO

Why are you saying that, child?

ELSA

He is dangerous, imagine how will be with Veikko on his side!

IIRO

Yes, it's true, but I can't kill a person just because is powerful.

ELSA

He kills Roni.

ARI

Did he?

ELSA

What do you want to say?

ARI

Before he died, Roni told Robert to not trust Harri... why?

HARRI

You think that I killed Roni?

EINO

Ari, you realize that you cause my boy to be a murder?

ARI

I'm not sure about nothing, Eino. Everything is too confuse because everybody have something to hide...

IIRO

Stop this immediately! Ari! Enough! I will speak with Robert and also with Veikko. If he is Robert's son, if he is here only to find his father ... he will listen to me... and until then, I don't want to hear that somebody has done something without my permission.

EINO

Yes. It's the best thing to do.

IIRO

Fine!

Iiro leaves and left the door open behind him.

EINO

Let's go, Ari, it's enough for one day.

ARI

Eino, I respect you, and I also respect Iiro, but please, take care of you nephew... teach him how to speak with the elders...

Ari disappear and then, Eino look at his nephew.

EINO

What have you done, Harri?

HARRI

Nothing. That idiot is just protecting Robert Herian, but you know, grandpa, the vampire is a danger, since he came in town, only in five days, more than five wolfs were killed.

EINO

I know that my boy... but Iiro is the one who decide, not me.

HARRI

Why? why do we have to bow our head in front of a vampire?

EINO

Don't say this words! Never!

HARRI

This is the truth. We are werewolves, Elsa is a pureblood, she is a loup-garou, she must rule this town, not a vampire.

EINO

Harri!

HARRI

Grandpa... we must do something, we must kill...

But Eino does not let him  continue and give him a slap in the face.

EINO

We are not murders, we will not kill anybody. You won't do anything!

Eino leaves without looking back. Elsa comes closer to Harri and touches him on the cheek where hisgrandfather hit him.

HARRI

He will regret this!

ELSA

No, Harri, you grandfather is just afraid of Iiro. We must free this pack...

HARRI

We must kill Iiro.

ELSA

Yes, we will kill every vampire in this town... we must call the wolfs... it's war!

CUT TO:

INT. abandoned warehouse -- NIGHT

Robert enter in the warehouse, look around him but no one and nobody was there. Everything seems wilderness.

ROBERT

Veikko? Are you here?

Nobody answered. He makes more steps until the middle of chamber and stops. Standing still a moment, tends to grip the sword but  turns around and see Veikko, when he

just give his cape down. There was a boy who seemed to have 19, with long, black hair, his handsome face looked so much with Robert and his blue eyes were watching his father.

VEIKKO

You came...

ROBERT

Yes. I know that Elsa was lying me.

VEIKKO

I told you, I've never in my life seen this girl.

ROBERT

I trust you. Tell me Veikko, that boy, Harri is he part of the Ordo?

VEIKKO

The wolf?

ROBERT

Yes.

VEIKKO

No. Of course, he's not part of the Shadows. He came here trying to make me his all... he want to kill the hunter, that Iiro. But he just doesn't have the power to do this.

ROBERT

Iiro is powerful... will kill the boy before he even moves.

VEIKKO

I know. Of course, I refuse him.

ROBERT

Who killed Roni? Tell me the truth!

VEIKKO

I captured that wolf because I know you will come after him. He was my prisoner, but I swear that I didn't touch him. I was in town, and when I came back he died in your arms.

ROBERT

Have you poisoned him with wolfsbane?

VEIKKO

Wolfbane? No... I did not.

ROBERT

Harri... I will kill that boy!

VEIKKO

Why was that wolf so important for you?

ROBERT

I've saved him once, since then, he was loyal to me. He trusted and respected me. and I respect those who respect me.

VEIKKO

I see.

ROBERT

Tell me, what did you took from him?

VEIKKO

Scuze me?

ROBERT

He said something about a pendant... that you took a pendant from him.

VEIKKO

Yes. I did.

From his neck, Veikko takes the medallion that is wearing, those tow pendants which formed a half-flower,the symbols blending together.

VEIKKO

This!

ROBERT

What is that?

VEIKKO

The flower of death. You are not the only one who read dark books.

ROBERT

And also forbidden..

VEIKKO

Yes, and forbidden. Look at this!

Veikko cast the medallion to Robert, and he catches it. He held it in hand and study it carefully.

VEIKKO

The legend said that when the pendant will be completed, the curse of immortality will be cured.

ROBERT

What?

VEIKKO

With this, and with the book of Solomon, I will become a vampire again.

ROBERT

So you're after the other part of the medallion.

VEIKKO

Yes. I want to feel the sunlight again...

ROBERT

I see.

VEIKKO

I will find it... somehow.

ROBERT

That army you have...

VEIKKO

It's not an army... they were Flavius predators, when I killed him, I release them, but they chose to stay by my side.

ROBERT

They follow the powerful leader.

VEIKKO

Something like that.

ROBERT

Veikko...

But Veikko growls angry, his eyes are red, he shows his  fangs and out of nowhere he throw a dagger over Robert's shoulder, crushing the head of the wolf who would want to carve him. Scared, Robert sees what happens, a pack of ten wolves was there, ready to attack.

ROBERT

Veikko!

But Veikko already entered among them, tearing everything in its path. Robert looks to the body next to him and saw that he was one of the wolves in Eino's pack.

ROBERT

Eino's pack...

 

Robert takes the scimitar out of the sheath, beeing nervous and jumping he split a wolf in two.He moves among them kicking left and right while looking after Veikko, but this one just broke the neck of a wolf.Dangerous,

that was the only word suitable to describe the undead. In a few moments, all ten wolves were on the ground, torn into pieces. Robert shook his sword and turning his attention to his son.

ROBERT

Thank you.

VEIKKO

What?

ROBERT

You saved my life... thank you.

VEIKKO

It's ok... who are they?

ROBERT

Eino's pack... it seems that they want to fight.

VEIKKO

You seem angry.

ROBERT

Well, I really am angry. Since I came here Ari told me to stay away, I was trying to be friendly, but they always considered me a killer, a danger for people of this town... and now.. they are the one who attack...

VEIKKO

Wait! What will you do?

ROBERT

What do you think? They just tried to kill me...

VEIKKO

Let's me help you.

ROBERT

No. I will kill them with my own hands...

Robert does not even look at Veikko and desapear.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. "SHADOWS"-ROCK BAR -- NIGHT

The door of the bar is shattered, and Robert Herian comes with a scimitar in hand. In the bar, at a table were only Ari, Eino, Iiro, and Adelheid.

ARI

Robert! What means this?

Robert is coming to them, but do not say anything, easily growling and showing his teeth.

IIRO

Where have you been three days?

ROBERT

Home. Trying to figure out who I should trust and who not...

IIRO

Put that sword down, Robert! Now!

ROBERT

Eino, where are your wolfs? Where are you pack?

EINO

Why?

ROBERT

Answer me! Where the fuck is your pack!

EINO

Home, they are home.

ROBERT

Really?

EINO

What happens? What you want, Robert?

ROBERT

So you tell me, that you don't have any idea about what your wolves have done?

EINO

No... I told you, my wolves are home, with their family.

ROBERT

Are you sure?

ARI

What happens, Robert?

ROBERT

Ari, when I ask you how many wolves are in town, you told me 10. Five were killed my Veikko, so they are only 5 left.

EINO

What you want to say, Robert?

ROBERT

I say that 10 wolfs just tried to kill me.

EINO

It's impossible!

ROBERT

So, this was not your decision?

EINO

No, of course not. I don't want to kill you, and I don't have 10 wolves...

ROBERT

Had, you don't have ten wolves... I killed them... all of them!

EINO

Oh my God!

ROBERT

Don't worry, your Harri was not there...

ARI

Harri, you think that it was...

ROBERT

Shut up, Ari! Eino, tell me, where is your grandson now?

EINO

I don't know, I don't see him since last night. He told me that will spend this weekend with Elsa.

ROBERT

And you agreed?

EINO

Yes....

ROBERT

You stupid... We can't trust Elsa...

EINO

You think that my boy tried to kill you?

ROBERT

If he did... then I will not have mercy... I will reap his heart out of his chest.

IIRO

Robert... where happened this? where did you fight with the wolves?

ROBERT

Why?

IIRO

After Ari told me the truth, about you, Elsa and Veikko, I had spoken with the cardinal.

ROBERT

With Catalin Vasian?

IIRO

Yes.

ROBERT

And what he told you?

IIRO

That you will never do something without a reason. Maybe you are cruel, but you're not a liar. He told me not to stay in your way.

ROBERT

Clever, as always...

IIRO

Also, he told me that loup garou will try to control the pack. To kill us... and to lead the city.

ROBERT

What? Elsa is just a girl, a child.

IIRO

A loup-garou will never accept a vampire, and I'm the one keep under control the predators of this city.

ROBERT

She will try to kill you... as Veikko said.

IIRO

What?

ROBERT

Last week, Harri was at Veikko to ask for his help... to kill you.

IIRO

Harri? How could he do this?

ROBERT

He is loyal to Elsa. Of course, Veikko deny. For him Harri, and also Elsa are just kids... if they tried to do something, he will kill them.

IIRO

Well, he must wait, because I will have something to talk with Harri.

ROBERT

Also, Harri is the one who killed Roni.

EINO

No. No, It's impossible! My boy will never...

ROBERT

Eino, you boy just tried to kill me.

IIRO

I ask you, again, Robert, where did you kill the wolves?

ROBERT

At the old warehouse.

IIRO

You son, Veikko was there?

ROBERT

Yes. He saved my life.

IIRO

Ten wolves... God, no... Robert, they will kill Veikko. It was only a trap... They know that...

ROBERT

Veikko!

Iiro does not even finish what he has to say that Robert leaves. He runs like death itself was on his trail.

EINO

Why my boy is doing this?

IIRO

Eino, you know that I can't save you nephew... for what he have done... I will kill him and Elsa... forgive me.

EINO

No. Please, Iiro, forgive him, it's just a boy.

IIRO

He doesn't seem to me to be a boy.

EINO

I'm begging you, don't kill my boy. Please, Iiro, show mercy... please.

IIRO

I'm sorry, Eino.

EINO

Kill me. Please, kill me, but forgive my boy. He is everything that I have, he is everything to me. You can't hurt him...

IIRO

Ari, Adelheid... let's go, Robert will need us. I'm sorry, Eino!

EINO

No... no.. I'm begging you, Iiro!

But vampires are not even looked at him. Out of the bar,  they were made invisible. Behind them, Eino falls on his knees, crying.

CUT TO:

INT. warehouse -- NIGHT

Into the warehouse, Veikko is hit by the floor. He raises up, growling, his eyes are red and when he turns around, he cut the heart out of the wolf's chest. The death body become human again and remain on the floor. In the room are about 50 wolves who jump, grow and kill everything in their way. Veikko's predators fight beside their master, protecting him.

veikko

You!

For all the fuss, Harri and 50 people appeared, surrounding the crowd with guns pointed at Veikko and his predators.

HARRI

Asta la vista, Veikko!

Harri points the gun to the undead's chest and shoot, but Robert appears in front of Veikko and the bullet pierces his shoulder. He growls, nervous and in pain. His wound is bleeding.

VEIKKO

Robert...

HARRI

How this can be...

But the boy does not have time to finish what he had to say, as Robert appears in front of him, break his arm in half, the gun falls, he catch his neck, growling, looking at him with his eyes so blue, take his pharynx out of the body, tearing Harri's throat with his bare hands.

ROBERT

Nobody is touching my son and remained alive!

Robert spoke slowly, as for him, and when a woman is heard screaming seriously, he looks towards the door and sees Elsa.

ROBERT

Elsa!

ELSA

Harri... no... kill them! what are you waiting for? kill them!

Elsa scream, and those who guard her started shooting. Robert wants to attack, but bullets stop him, wounding his body.

VEIKKO

No! Father!

 

As he was sitting on one of the pipes that formed the ceiling structure, Veikko makes unseen. He passes between predators and behind him, corpses fell like snowflakes.

ROBERT

No, Veikko... they will kill you!

He was so weak, bleeding and barely standing upright, but appears before Elsa and hitting her, throw her through the window. He comes next to her and choke her.

Robert

You don't have an idea of what have you done!

Elsa

Maybe you are strong and dangerous, but remember that I'm a loup-garou! Die, motherfucker!

Elsa takes a dagger and put it on Robert's chest. He let her free and make few steps behind. Elsa turns into a wolf and runs away. Inside the room, Veikko's predators were killed. The floor was covered with blood and death bodies. Bullets pierce his flesh and slow him, but once, the three wolves are torn to pieces. Veikko sees Iiro in front of the door, but this one doesn't wait anymore and like a tailfin, start to kill everything is his way. Adelheid appears in front of Veikko and catches him when he falls, shoot by one of the assassins.

ADELHEID

Don't worry, I catch you!

VEIKKO

No, let's me, my father... he's wounded.

ADELHEID

Arinoald is with him. He's safe!

VEIKKO

I...

ADELHEID

Don't speak! Your wounds are so deep... you lost a lot of blood.

VEIKKO

I will be fine.

ADELHEID

Hei... don't worries, you're safe. Nobody will touch you, it's Iiro's command.

VEIKKO

Please, let's me go!

ADELHEID

As you wish!

Veikko raise, barely stand up, but continue to walk.  The last of Elsa's wolves is killed by Iiro. This one, with his hands full of blood, sees the boy passing and goes  out of the warehouse. His wife comes close, but none of them said anything. Veikko gets out, sees Robert lying on the snow, in a pool of his own blood and Ari, who leaves his blood flowing over his friend's wounds.

Ari

You're his son, right? Veikko...

VEIKKO

He protects me... I can't let him die for me.

ARI

Die? Oh, young predator, he is Robert Herian, this wounds will not kill him. He's more powerful than you can imagine.

VEIKKO

I know...

Veikko looks at the sky, and it seems that he's concern about something.

VEIKKO

The sun...

IIRO

Go! We will take care of him.

VEIKKO

I can't let him alone. All this is my fault.

IIRO

No. It's not your fault. Now I know the reason why you are here, in Finland. All this is my fault, Elsa grows up in front of my eyes... and doesn't know nothing.

VEIKKO

My predators are dead. I'm alone, I'm wounded, but when the sun will sunset, and night will come, I will be heal... and I don't care that you agree or not, but I will kill that girl.

IIRO

No! I will hunt her, it's my duty.

VEIKKO

I don't care. For what she do to my and to my father... if he will die... I will kill every wolf in this damn city.

ADELHEID

It's only Eino... he's the last wolf in this city, you already killed all the pack.

VEIKKO

I must go now, take care of him. Please!

ADELHEID

Robert will be fine.

Because the sun is rising, Veikko left without looking behind.

ADELHEID

What you will do, Iiro?

IIRO

Look up there, it's a massacre... and it's Elsa's fault. How can a girl do this?

ARI

From where did they had weapons?

IIRO

I don't know, but I will find out.

ARI

It's not how we do.

We are children of the night and moon, predators, we don't use guns.

IIRO

I know and I will not forgive this night... never!

ADELHEID

Iiro, where do you go?

IIRO

This city has been peaceful for too much time, it's time to hunt.

ADELHEID

Iiro! Don't!

IIRO

Take care of Robert! Don't let him die, I gave my word to his son. Protect him.

ADELHEID

Let's me come with you.

IIRO

No. This is my job!

Iiro left, and Adelheid can't stop him.

ADELHEID

Ari, what will happen to us?

ARI

Maybe Robert's right... at least, we are predators, it's in our blood to hunt.

ADELHEID

I mean about us... The wolves are dead, only Eino is alive... what the cardinal will say?

ARI

Are you afraid for Iiro?

ADELHEID

He's strong, the Vatican will not challenge him...he's too dangerous, and Catalin Vasian knows this. Nobody will touch him... I'm afraid of what he will do... for the predator that will become.

ARI

Iiro has a good heart, he will not hurt somebody without a reason.

ADELHEID

He was not always like this.

Adelheid knees, on the snow, next to Robert and bite her hand, let her blood cover the vampire's wounds.

ADELHEID

Let's me help him, too. You have done enough!

ari

Thank you, my lady.

ADELHEID

Ari, what will Robert do? When will he wake up?

ARI

I don't know... but he will be angry... very angry, and last time when I saw him like that... was the night when he exterminate the ordo of Shadows.

ADELHEID

Robert Herian is too dangerous, and now, he's angry, Veikko it's a criminal, and also very angry, Iiro is more powerful than you can ever imagine, and now so furious... God help us.

ARI

My lady, what you want to say?

ADELHEID

Arinoald... look around you, the wolves are dead, Harri is dead... you really think that Eino will do nothing? He will want revenge!

ARI

I don't think so. He's alone.

ADELHEID

Elsa is only a child and she had an army... imagine what Eino will do.

ARI

No. Eino is not like that.

ADELHEID

You trust him too much. At least... he's a wolf... and we are vampires.

ARI

It won't be a war!

ADELHEID

You think so?

ARI

I'm sure of this. Iiro will not let this happened.

ADELHEID

I hope you are right!

Ari wants to say something, but Robert opens his eyes.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. HOUSE - DAY -- CONTINUOUS

Through the open window, the sun cover the room. Elsa was squatted in a corner, on the floor, but when the door is heard crashing, she leaps, rising up, with the gun, an AK9 in her hand.

ELSA

Who's there?

Iiro comes into the room and watches her without saying something.

ELSA

Iiro, stay where you are! Don't move!

IIRO

Elsa Hilmar, a girl of 20 years old... do you really think that you can kill me?

ELSA

Don't move, Iiro!

IIRO

I'm 2000 years old, child, I can break your neck like it was a chicken.

ELSA

You're right, I'm only a girl... but I'm not alone. Maybe you will kill me, but him... he is already here!

Iiro became angrier. He gets next to her, break her arm so the gun falls from her hand, and after that he hits her from the floor.

iiro

Who? Who is behind all this?

ELSA

You will see, but will be too late.

IIRO

Too late for what?

ELSA

Too late for stop him.

IIRO

Who? I ask you again, Elsa... who is behind all this? Who command you?

ELSA

I told you, will see... he is already here, in Finland... it's only a matter of time to arrive in the city.

IIRO

Tell me his name!

ELSA

You know his name... you know him.

IIRO

Who? Tell me about who are you speaking?

Because Elsa raise, Iiro catches her by the neck and hit her from the wall.

ELSA

Kill me, Iiro, and he will kill you.

IIRO

Elsa... you can't play like that with me.

ELSA

Then kill me, but you will not be able to save this city.

IIRO

From who?

ELSA

I told you... it's an old friend of yours.

IIRO

Do not mess with me, child!

 

From the belt, Iiro takes a dagger and plunges it into the girl's shoulder. She clench but makes no sound of pain.

IIRO

Speck! Tell me who did this? Who is behind this assassinate?

ELSA

Screw you, Iiro!

IIRO

Don't waste my time! I'm losing my patience!

ELSA

I already told you, you can kill me, my mission is over... but for you, the nightmare begin.

IIRO

Stupid child! Can't you see that you are using to someone more powerful? They don't care about you... or Harri...

ELSA

Don't speak about Harri!

IIRO

You loved him, right?

ELSA

And Robert killed him...

IIRO

It's your fault. For everything, it's only your fault.

ELSA

It's not my fault that the vampires took our city.

IIRO

What?

ELSA

Many years ago, this city belongs to wolves, until Robert Herian came. After that vampires start to come here, to live in peace... but it was only a mascarade... and now, the wolves will take back what belongs to them.

IIRO

I can't believe that you trust the person who told you this nonsense.

ELSA

Just wait, Iiro! Wait and will see that I'm right. I told you, he is already here... and believe me, he's not alone!

IIRO

Elsa... Veikko said something that knows I agree with, we will kill every wolf in this city!

Iiro squeezes his hand on the handle of the dagger and cuts off the girl's neck.

CUT TO:

EXT. "SHADOWS"-ROCK BAR -- EVENING

Eino smoke looking how it's snowing, crying, for his nephew's death, but suddenly hears something move between buildings.

EINO

Who's there?

He looked carefully, no one response, but heard rustling and crackling.

EINO

Hei! Show yourself!

Not even, this time, no one responds him. He made a few steps, but three predators appear next to him. Two powerful hit him, taking him by surprise, and the third kills him, taking his head off. When the bar door opens, the three were made invisible. Ari comes with several cardboard boxes in hand, put them in the trash, and when he smell blood, he growl easy and get right next to  Eino's dead body, and when he recognize him, remains still.

ari

Oh, my Good!

Ari takes a few steps back, puts his hand to his mouth not to scream. He was shocked. He looks around but does not see anyone, so he goes back to the bar. Login and even if barely stand up, he was yellow like a candle. Adelheid, who was drinking a Coke, when she see him, coming right immediately at him.

ADELHEID

Ari, you look terrible, what happened?

ARI

Eino is dead.

ADELHEID

What? Eino is dead?

ARI

Yes. Outside, he's decapitated.

ADELHEID

Oh my God... it's impossible... who did that?

ARI

I don't know. What we will do, my lady?

ADELHEID

We must tell to Iiro. Ari, something is happening...

ARI

He's here.

Both of them look at the front door and sees Iiro. He said hello to the young boys from a table and then comes at the bar.

ADELHEID

Iiro, where have you been?

IIRO

Elsa is dead.

ADELHEID

Do You kill her?

IIRO

Yes. But we have another problem... a serious one.

ADELHEID

Tell us...

IIRO

Somebody was behind Elsa, is someone who command her, everything that happened was planned by... someone else.

ADELHEID

Someone else? Who?

IIRO

I don't know, she doesn't tell me. But this person is in Finland and is only a matter of time to arrive here, in the city.

ARI

Well... I think he's here.

IIRO

What?

ARI

Iiro... Eino is dead.

IIRO

What? Ari, what are you saying?

ARI

It's true. Outside, few minutes ago, someone killed him.

Because he can't believe what he heard, Iiro goes out of the bar, on the back door and the others follow him. In

the snow, still bleeding is the body and the head of Eino.

IIRO

My God! How can this be possible!

Iiro comes closer and knees. He was nervous but at the same time worried.

adelheid

You think that person did this?

IIRO

Who else?

ADELHEID

But why? What they want from us?

IIRO

I came here, far away from Vatican, from assassins and criminals, conspiration and hate, money and robbery, but it seems that I will never be free.

ADELHEID

My Iiro!

Adelheid goes to her husband. sit next to him and take him in her arms.

ADELHEID

It's not our fault. You have done everything possible to protect this city, those people.

IIRO

I haven't done enough.

ADELHEID

It's not true, and you know that.

IIRO

That person, that predator who is behind all these murders, it seems that he know me, that he is an old friend of mine.

ADELHEID

What?

IIRO

This is what Elsa told me.

adelheid

We three are the only predators in this damn city, what we will do?

IIRO

We will fight! I will fight. I must find that predator.

ROBERT

And I will find you!

All of them look behind and sees Robert. This one come closer and when he sees the dead body of Eino, his smile disappears from his lips.

ROBERT

I'm sorry for him. He was a kind man, with a good soul.

ADELHEID

Yes!

ROBERT

Iiro, I think I know who that predator is.

IIRO

What? How can you know? Who told you?

ROBERT

Ari, when you find me in the woods I was wounded, and when you asked me who did that to me, I told you that I can't remember.

ARI

You have remembered, aren't you?

ROBERT

Yes, I remember everything.

IIRO

Adelheid, please take care of Eino's body, we can't let it here, somebody may see him.

ADELHEID

Of course.

ARI

No, my lady, I will do this. Is more important your you to bee inside, to hear what Robert have to say. I will burn Eino's body.

ADELHEID

Fine, thank you, Ari!

The three of them walk into the bar and goes to Ari's office.

IIRO

Ok, Robert, tell me, what do you remember?

ROBERT

When I arrived in Finland I was to speak with a vampire, about the Book of Solomon, but he was dead. Killed by wolves, it was a fight, I killed them and I left, but on the road, I was attacked.

IIRO

By who?

ROBERT

A vampire, Kristian Ingvar!

IIRO

What?

ROBERT

Yes. That psychopath who challenge Alessio to a duel, that one who tried to kill Arianna, the criminal of Paolo, the one who eradicated the clan of Trierre.

IIRO

Yes, Robert, I know who Kristian is.

ADELHEID

That Kristian who made you a vampire?

IIRO

Yes, my dear, that Kristian.

ADELHEID

I'm sorry, I shouldn't remember you of that. Forgive me.

IIRO

It's fine. Robert, you're sure that it was Kristian?

ROBERT

Of course, I'm sure. He almost killed me.

IIRO

But why is he in Finland? What have he to win by killing us?

ROBERT

I don't have any idea. As you, I was surprised to see him... ALIVE!

IIRO

When did you saw him last time?

ROBERT

Vatican, 1845, he was accused of the murder of Paolo Tiziano and condemned to death.

IIRO

Three years later, Kristian escape and left Vatican. He came here and in the same day I became one of the Lords of Night Legion. I hunt him, but of course, he almost kills me, I can't defeat him, he's my maker.

robert

He's powerful and old... and the most important, he's a psychopath. He doesn't have any fear.

IIRO

I can't agree with you, Kristian never challenges the cardinal. He fears about Catalin Vasian.

ROBERT

I don't want to see him here.

IIRO

Robert, please, understand that I can't kill Kristian, even if I try.

VEIKKO

But I can.

All of them look at the back door, and see Ari that just enter, and Veikko is with him.

ROBERT

Veikko, what brings you here?

VEIKKO

I found something and I'm sure that all of you want to see that.

IIRO

Please, take a sit!

Veikko and Ari go next to Iiro and sit down.

VEIKKO

Arinoald told me that Kristian killed that alpha, Eino.

IIRO

It's true, but his predators did that, not himself.

VEIKKO

Of course, he will not show himself until doesn't know the territory and how many rivals are.

IIRO

I think he already knows that. That girl, Elsa was under his command, I think she gave him all the information that he need to attack.

VEIKKO

I see. But Kristian is here for a reason, and I'm sure that it's my fault.

ROBERT

Veikko, how can it be your fault? What have you to do with Kristian?

VEIKKO

I meet him at the Vatican when I was just a boy, he teaches me to fight.

ROBERT

Oh, now I understand how you can be so dangerous.

IIRO

Robert, please, let him speak!

VEIKKO

One day he finds a legend, the "Flower of Death". It's a medallion that gives you power and also immortality because your soul it's sold to the devil.

IIRO

This is only a legend, I heard it too. It's saying that the medallion was broken by the king of wolves, the first loup-garou, and send far away that nobody can ever find it.

VEIKKO

It's not a legend, the medallion it's real.

IIRO

What? Veikko, do you hear what are you saying?

VEIKKO

Kristian knows that I have the power to find the three pieces of the medallion, so he wanted me to work for him. I refuse, and he killed me, in that night, Flavio made me an undead. I became faster, stronger, angrier, but also, I have a big weakness.

IIRO

The sunlight.

VEIKKO

Yes, I can't get out during the day. The sun burns me. So I worked night, I killed a lot of people, both innocent and criminals, predators, and I found one of the pieces of the medallion. The second one I took it from that little wolf, Roni.

IIRO

What? How Roni couldn't have something like this?

ROBERT

From his father, he doesn't know what it is, only that it's very important and dangerous.

IIRO

So you have the two pieces of the medallion?

VEIKKO

Yes.

IIRO

I can't believe you!

VEIKKO

Then look at this!

Veikko takes the half of the medallion, the two parts how to form the flower and puts it on the table.

IIRO

Oh my God! It can't be real!

ADELHEID

It's so beautiful.

IIRO

And dangerous, don't touch it!

VEIKKO

It's ok, you can touch it, it's incomplete.

IIRO

If we find the last piece, do you think that it will work?

VEIKKO

That I will become immortal and stronger? Well... it's only a way to find out.

But I don't have any idea where it is or how we can find it.

ROBERT

I think I do.

Robert gets out of the pocket a half of the flower, the third part of the medallion that was from Ari and put it on the table.

VEIKKO

The last pieces, from where do you have this?

ROBERT

Ari, tell him!

ARI

When I came for the first time at the warehouse, there was a man, disfigured by you, and he gave me that.

VEIKKO

That bastard...

IIRO

Veikko, is it something that you haven't told us?

VEIKKO

It was a man, he came at me send by someone from Vatican, from an old friend of mine. He told me that he can find where the last pieces are.

IIRO

And you tortured him because he doesn't want to tell you where it is.

VEIKKO

Yes, something like this.

ROBERT

You think that this old friend was Kristian?

VEIKKO

I'm sure.

ROBERT

He knew that you came in Finland, and he thinks that you are here to find the medallion.

VEIKKO

Yes, so he came to me.

ROBERT

Iiro, you decide if we should complete the medallion. The last piece is here.

IIRO

I... I don't know.

VEIKKO

You don't want me to become such powerful... you still are afraid of me. Am I right?

IIRO

Yes.

VEIKKO

Then, you should use it. Become immortal and kill Kristian.

ADELHEID

Why have we to kill him? Maybe Robert can speak with him, find what he want.

ROBERT

He's here to find the medallion, as Veikko just said, and believe my, he's not a person with you can speak. Remember that he challenge Alessio to a duel.

ADELHEID

How can he be alive after that?

ROBERT

Oh, Alessio refuse, and Kristian attacks him in his own office, of course, Alessio almost killed him, but also, he appreciate Kristian's courage and forgive him.

ADELHEID

So Alessio can speak with him. Ask him to leave Finland and never return, give up finding the Flower.

ROBERT

Oh, I'm sure that Alessio will come here only to speak with someone like Kristian...

ADELHEID

Yes, you're right... it's a nonsense.

IIRO

We have to destroy the medallion!

VEIKKO

What?

IIRO

Nobody will use it. It's too dangerous.

VEIKKO

And Kristian?

IIRO

Kristian is only a predator, only a vampire.

Iiro speaks loud, screaming at them, but he calm down, and for few minutes he doesn't say anything.

ROBERT

Iiro is right! When I was in Romania I was what demons can do, a lot of innocent people die, and they had Catalin Vasian on their side, and also the king... both of them.

IIRO

Alessio came into Romania? To help some kids?

ROBERT

Yes. Kids or not, they are his people, and also you know how curious Alessio is, but it doesn't matter now, what I'm trying to say is that we can't use the medallion. We are predators, we will do it in our way.

IIRO

Yes, it's true, but if they tried to kill use, using human's way... we will do the same.

ADELHEID

Do You want to use guns?

IIRO

Yes. I don't want any problems in this town, a bullet in Kristian's head, and everything is solved.

ADELHEID

Iiro... it's not...

IIRO

Adelheid! Nobody asks for your opinion.

ADELHEID

Iiro.

IIRO

I want you out of this. In only one week I lost an entire pack of wolves, Veikko lost all his predators, things become dangerous, and I don't want you to be hurt.

ADELHEID

You know I can fight. You never said something like this.

IIRO

Yes, because until now nobody could stay in front of me. I was not afraid of nobody that know... I already told you that for me, it's impossible to kill Kristian.

ROBERT

Veikko, please give me the Book of Solomon.

VEIKKO

Why?

ROBERT

Because there it's saying how to destroy the medallion.

VEIKKO

So you really want to do this?

ROBERT

Yes. Please, give me the book!

VEIKKO

Ok.

From a bag that was with him, Veikko gets out an old book with leather cover and hands it to Robert. He browse a few pages, reading, compare the drawing made with the medallion on the table and they were identical.

IIRO

Have you found something?

ROBERT

Yes, but it's weird.

IIRO

How?

ROBERT

It can't be destroyed... only used.

IIRO

It must be another way. I already told you that we can't use it.

ROBERT

Just a moment!

Robert still browses a few pages to find the answer he needed.

ROBERT

Of course... Iiro, the medallion is the Flower of Death, it can bring immortality but also can take it back.

IIRO

And... how this can help us?

ROBERT

Nothing in this world is immortal, even we die, even our king... but we are damned to leave forever, if we feed and of course if nobody kill us. But more strong than a damned... it's a lost soul, a cursed one... an undead.

VEIKKO

Me?

ROBERT

Yes. Veikko, the medallion can take you immortality, can make you a vampire again.

VEIKKO

But if we do that...

IIRO

Do You want it or no?

VEIKKO

Yes, but...

IIRO

Robert, how we can do this?

ROBERT

It's easy... we have to complete the medallion, Veikko must wear this in the moment when he will be killed.

VEIKKO

Must you kill me?

ROBERT

Yes. It's the only way.

VEIKKO

And if it won't work?

IIRO

You will die... Ok, let's do this. We don't have much time.

VEIKKO

What?

ROBERT

Veikko must bleed so the blood must touch the medallion. We need a silver dagger.

IIRO

Here!

Iiro takes from the belt a silver dagger blade and puts it on the table.

ROBERT

Ok. Let's see.

Robert takes the two halves together and joins them to form the Flower of Dead, but soon leaves it on the table, burning his fingers.

ROBERt

Ah, that hurt...

IIRO

Are you ready?

VEIKKO

To die?

IIRO

Oh, don't be such a child, I will be fast, you will not have time to feel anything.

VEIKKO

Will you kill me?

IIRO

Of course, Robert can't kill his own son. Right?

ROBERT

Yes, it's better for Iiro to do this.

VEIKKO

I can't believe I accept this.

When Veikko takes the medallion from the table and puts it at his the neck, no one said anything. It was quiet as the grave. When the necklace was around his neck and touched his skin, Iiro plunges the knife into his chest. No one had time to react, or to realize what is happening.

ROBERT

Veikko!

Veikko falls off chair, hits the floor, his eyes are red, blue and then red again. He bleeds profusely, blood covering medallion. Suddenly he stood, legs shaking, nervous and would want to rush to Iiro, but the pain stops him. He stands still, growling, bleeding.

ADELHEID

What is happening?

IIRO

I don't know, stay back!

Veikko attack again, but Iiro hits him by the floor. He wants to stand, kneel, but shed blood and begins to scream in pain. Robert wanted to get closer, but Ari catches him by the arm.

ari

No! He will be fine.

Veikko raises up, his legs shaking and barely walking, but manages to get to the back door of the bar and get out. Make a few steps insecure, then falling in the snow. Iiro and others also came out of the bar, when Robert saw him in the snow, he released from the grip of Ari and came right next to his son.

ROBERT

Veikko?

Turn toward him and get the dagger out of his chest. He was conscious and how Robert was holding him in his arms, he wakes up and  gets his teeth into his father's arm, feeding.

ARI

Robert!

Ari wants to go at them, but Iiro stops him.

IIRO

No, let's him feed!

Veikko suddenly startled and scared, terrified removes more from Robert. He just can stand up, but doesn't fall.

ROBERT

Veikko, are you ok? Look at me!

Veikko slowly raises his eyes, his eyes were black, but after recognizing Robert's face, he gets up, settles down, withdraws his teeth and his eyes again become blue.

ROBERT

Veikko?

VEIKKO

I'm a vampire! It worked!

ROBERT

How do you feel?

VEIKKO

Fine, I think so... I don't feel anything.

Robert goes to Veikko and watches him carefully. He looked very much the same, that angelic face, same blue eyes. Robert fatherly touches his hair, then embrace him. For others, it was the first time when they saw the smile of Veikko.

IIRO

Adelheid, call Roland, I will need his help.

Robert leaves from Veikko, and smiling arrogantly comes near Iiro

robert

Roland Synnove, the hunter?

IIRO

Yes, do you know him?

ROBERT

If I know him... it was a time when he was my best friend. I thought he left Finland, Shadow Ordo was hunting him... but it was a long time ago. I can't believe he's still alive.

IIRO

He is, and more than that, he have the best collection of guns in Finland.

robert

It seems that he's the modern hunter type, Van Helsing style...

IIRO

Something like that. He's crazy about guns, munition, weapons... all this stuff.

ROBERT

I know, he always had something against my passion for magic and demons, for him it was only a legend.

IIRO

If we want to kill Kristian, we will need him. Adelheid, tell him to be here until tomorrow night.

ADELHEID

Yes.

Adelheid takes the phone, dial a number, and make a few steps away from the group, to better hear what she talk to Roland.

CUT TO:

EXT. FOREST - NIGHT

It was snowing over the abandoned cemetery. Through the cold wind, footsteps can be heard. KRISTIAN INGVAR, a tall man, with the athletic body, blonde and long hair, blue eyes, and a scar on the left cheek, an old vampire, but who seemed to have no more than 19 years. Passing between tombs he stops in front of where the first loup garou should have been buried. Knees take off the gloves and touch with his finger the symbol graved on the tombstone.

IIRO

Do you look for something?

Kristian raises up and sees Iiro.

kristian

Iiro! What a lovely surprise to see you here.

IIRO

I can't say the same thing about you! Why are you here... Kristian?

KRISTIAN

I'm looking for something. I don't want trouble!

IIRO

Really? That girl, Elsa, I'm sure you remember her, she told me something else.

KRISTIAN

Elsa...

IIRO

She was killed, but I'm sure that you don't even care...

KRISTIAN

How can you say that I already revenge her?

IIRO

By killing Eino?

KRISTIAN

It's just a wolf... nobody will feel that he's missing.

Iiro shows his fangs, but Kristian smiles.

KRISTIAN

Oh, Iiro, I don't think that you want to do this.

IIRO

Leave this town, Kristian, leave Finland, and never return!

KRISTIAN

Not until I found what I'm looking for!

IIRO

You mean this?

Iiro takes the medallion and shows it to Kristian. This one is amazed but the arrogant smile rests on his lips.

KRISTIAN

The Flower of Death... I see that you find it.

IIRO

And also used it. You don't have what to do with it, now. It's useless.

Iiro cast the  medallion to Kristian and he catches it. He study it carefully and could not believe what he sees.

KRISTIAN

You stupid fool! You don't have any idea what have you done!

IIRO

Actually, I do.

KRISTIAN

Iiro...

IIRO

Kristian, what do you want to do? Why do you try to kill me? How can you use innocent people?

KRISTIAN

I was looking for this medallion over 200 years, and I used any method to find it... but now it's useless... because of you!

 

Kristian cast the medallion in the snow after  breaks it  in two. His eyes are black and he growls angrily.

KRISTIAN

I will kill you, Iiro! Attack him!

At Kristian's orders, after graves from the trees and out of nowhere appeared dozens of predators. All masked, dressed in black. They had longswords in hand, with a silver blade and surround Iiro.

IIRO

You will regret this, Kristian!

KRISTIAN

Kill him!

When Kristian's predators rushed to Iiro, he jumps and grabbing a tree branch reach, so dodging the bullets. ROLAND SYNNOVE, a vampire who seemed to have 25, with red hair, shoulder-length and straight, blue eyes and slim body, appears out of nowhere, with a gun in his hand that put down opponents. Behind him, Robert Herain, Ari, and Veikko entered in the battle and torn into pieces everything in their path.

KRISTIAN

It can't be true...

 

Iiro jumps from the tree reaching near Kristian and want to hit him, but he catches his arm and hits this one to the ground.

KRISTIAN

What are you doing, Iiro? How can you dare to challenge me?

ROBERT

And who do you think you are?

KRISTIAN

Robert Herian! I thought I killed you.

ROBERT

I'm not so easy to kill...

Robert growls pass through Iiro and hitting Kristian in the chest hit of a tomb, tombstone breaking in two. It raises and angry growls too.

KRISTIAN

Now... this is personal!

ROBERT

It has been a long time since I had such a fight! It will be my pleasure to break your neck!

 

Robert breaks the neck of the two predators who attacked him from behind, then turn his attention to Kristian.

ARI

Iiro, watch you're back!

Iiro returns and manages to fend off the sword that would have killed him.

Roland

Take this, you motherfucker!

Between all of them, the only one who seemed to have fun through this slaughter was Roland. In love with his weapons, he continued to fire, shattering his opponents bodies.

ARI

You have fun, Roland?

ROLAND

Of course, I have. Don't you?

ARI

Not really!

 

One of the masked  makes a cut on  Ari's leg, but he  not falls. He returns quickly and  break the rival arms, decapitating him with his own sword.

roland

That's my Ari!

ARI

Shut up, Roland!

Near Ari reach Veikko, he did not even have a scratch, but his hands were covered with blood. Broken bones, broken heads, blood everywhere, the old cemetery became a massacre. Robert Herian is struck by the tree but gets up and defends Kristian's shot. He catches his arm and stops the knife to pierce his chest.

ROBERT

Give up, Kristian, you can't kill me! It's useless!

KRISTIAN

You are too arrogant, Robert!

Kristian hits him, leaving a cut on the face, but the wound heals quickly.

ROBERT

What this should be?

KRISTIAN

You're death!

Kristian became increasingly nervous. Attack without having to think, without even stopping, but Robert defends every shot. Even if he struck the ground, he gets up and attack again. Robert hits Kristen in the chest, breaks his right arm and takes the dagger in his hand. He rips his shoulder, but when he hit a second time, Kristian catches his arm. From the belt pulls a gun and shoots him in the chest.

KRISTIAN

I told you that you are too arrogant!

Kristian points the gun, but not for Robert, but to his son, Veikko.

KRISTIAN

Your body can heal, but you're a soul?

Robert

No!

Kristian shoot, Veikko sees that the gun was pointed at him, but Robert appears in front of him and six bullets pierced his chest.

VEIKKO

No! Father, no!

Iiro looks at them, as well as Ari. Robert falls, but Veikko keeps him in his arms, sitting on his knees. From behind them, Kristian's predators rush to kill them, but Roland makes them pieces.

VEIKKO

No, please! Look at me!

ROBERT

Veikko...

Robert raises his hand to his son's face, but it felt beside his body, and he dies.

VEIKKO

No! No...

Veikko left Robert on the snow and raise up. From his blue eyes, tears of pain flowing. He growls nervous, as  never had it before and attack, but Kristian shoots him. Two bullets pierced his chest, and then the gun went off.

Veikko falls smashing into the ground, and Kristian did not know what to do, Iiro was ready to attack, as well as Ari and Roland still massacre the predators.

IIRO

You motherfucker!

Iiro attack, with a sword in hand, rushed upon Kristian, but this one, hitting him with the foot, departs him.

KRISTIAN

Someday, Iiro... I will kill you... but not today!

Iiro attack again but Kristian already had left. The few predators wanted to follow him, but Roland kills them.

 

ARI

Robert!

Ari goes to Robert, sits on his knees beside him and gently touches him.

ARI

No. You are Robert Herian, you can't be killed so easy.

ROLAND

That bastard used bullet from titan.

Iiro angry fist, he was so angry that he could scream. He goes to Veikko,  rip the shirt off him and let to see the two wounds. He bite his hand and lets his blood touch Veikko's wounds.The bullet came out of the body while his wounds close, he had to live.

ARI

Iiro, do something! Save him!

But Iiro not even looking towards Ari, could not see his tears, for Robert, he could not do anything. Slowly, with the sunrise, his body was made ashes.

ARI

No... Robert, no... no...

ROLAND

I'm sorry, old friend!

Roland puts his hand on Ari's shoulder. Through his fingers, the ashes of the body of Robert Herian sits down on the snow.

CUT TO:

INT. "SHADOWS"-ROCK BAR -- DAY

In Ari's office, into the rock bar, on the couch, Veikko sleep, but he wakes up and want to raise, and then he feel the pain. His wounds do not completely heal yet.

ARI

Easy, Veikko, you do not heal yet.

VEIKKO

Robert... my father is...

ARI

I'm sorry. We couldn't do anything!

Veikko no longer says anything but crying. Tears flowed from his eyes so blue. Ari, who sits on a stool, comes and sits next to him on the couch. 

ARI

He was a best friend, my maker and the one who saved my life. I know how this feel...

VEIKKO

It's my fault, he protected me, he put himself in front of me.

ARI

It's nothing more painful than a parent who see his child dead. Robert did what every father in this world should do. It's not your fault, Veikko, be happy, because not for a long time, but your father loved you.

VEIKKO

How could I be happy when he's dead? Not Kristian. I'm the one who killed him.

ARI

No! Listen to me, Robert was old, he was a predator, a criminal, an assassin, a pirate, one of the Lords, he lived his life, and now, maybe he's dead, but his spirit will live forever... through you. Look in the mirror, Veikko, you are his son!

VEIKKO

I wish to have more time with him...

ARI

I lost my family when I was younger than you... I know what means to be alone, but yoú will never be alone, Veikko, you have us.

VEIKKO

Thank you, but I will leave!

ARI

Veikko, you're wounded.

VEIKKO

I will be fine!

Veikko raises from the bed, put his shoes on and go to the office where he sees Robert's crossbow.

ARI

Where do you go?

VEIKKO

My father, Robert Herian was one of the most dangerous predators, he was the legend, but now... it's my time to take his place.

ARI

Veikko...

VEIKKO

I will kill Kristian. I will revenge my father.

ARI

You even don't know where he is, and you can't do this alone.

VEIKKO

Arinoald... remember that I'm Robert Herain's son. I'm more dangerous than him... I will hunt Kristian, even if it will be the last thing I've done.

ARI

Let's us help you, speak with Iiro!

VEIKKO

No. I will do this on my own. It will be my sense of life.

ARI

Becoming an assassin?

VEIKKO

Kristian is the one who killed my father, and now... I will become its worse nightmare!

Veikko takes a leather jacket on him, take a crossbow on the table and leaves. Ari runs after him, comes out of the bar, on the door left open, but there was no more than the cold wind, Veikko disappears into the night.

ARI

Goodbye, Veikko, and good luck... you will need it!

Ari looks to the sky, was the day, but still snowing. Cold wind whistled through the snowdrifts, Ari sad smile, he knew he could not do anything, leaving Veikko to go where the steps will lead it, to hunt Kristian, to write his own story, and he returns to the bar, closing the door behind him.

fade out.

 

The end.


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