Children of the night : Infinity

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CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT

 

"Infinity"

 

 

 

FADE IN:

EXT. Forest -- NIGHT

The full moon rises into the black sky. The forest is silent, only a wind blow.

narrator (V.O.)

 

There is an old tale how to speak about the moon... her love for humans was so big, that she protected, accepted their children as their own. The legend talks about gypsy women how born a child, a boy will silver eyes, the beauty of the moon on his face and the power of the dark in his soul.

A black wolf appears running. He passes between trees and run forward. Behind him, a pack is coming.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

At every full moon, the child turns into a powerful wolf and run free. He howls looking at the sky because he misses the moon.

The black wolf stops and looks to a path. Behind him, all pack, 4 wolves stop and wait for the black one.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

But also... there are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

The black wolf became violent, he growls looking deep in the forest. One of them make a step back, a sound is heard, then an arrow come and hit the husky wolf's paw.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

They are children of the moon... they are the werewolves.

The wolf fall, and sitting on the ground, he turns into a young boy, ELJAR, with blue eyes and blonde hair. He sits keeps on the ground, his right hand is pierced by the arrow, and he's bleeding.

ELJAR

Go! Don't let them get away!

He's holding his hand at the bloody wound. The wolves around him are growling, looking at the forest. The black one looks at Eljar.

eljar

I will be fine, go, catch them! Go, Thomas!

The black wolf growls violent and then run to the forest. The pack is fallowing him, being violent, angry.

ELJAR

Ah... fuck this shit! Ah!

Eljar caught the arrow and screaming, get it out from his hand. His wound is bleeding, so he hold it with the left hand.

A sound is heard, and he look immediately at the forest.

eljar

How's there? Show yourself!

Eljar looks carefully in all directions, he knows that someone is there.

ELJAR

I know you are here. Come so I can see you.

Eljar knees on the ground and he turns again into a white wolf.

Someone is coming, running, breathing fast.

The wolf growls violent and run. Soon a young girl, with long black hair and violet eyes. Skin so white, not so tall and very skinny, her name is Jorunn.

He stops, looking at the girl, she is horrified. The wolf makes one step back and still looking at her, she's crying.

jorunn

Help me. Please, help me!

In that moment, a man dressed in black, with a big hat on his head, appear. In his hand, he has an arrow. Jumping from the tree, he appears from nowhere.

JORUNN

No! Please...

The man looks at the wolf, then he targets the girl, but the animal starts to growl.

hunter

This is not your business, little wolf! Run, leave from here as you still have time!

But the wolf became even more violent. The hunter shoot and the arrow pierce girl's chest. She fall on the ground unconscious, and in that moment, the wolf attack.

Growling violent he attacks the hunter. The man tries to defend himself, but with the claws, the beast almost breaks hunter's flesh.

The hunter scream in pain, his body is torn to pieces, and the wolf bit him from the neck and kill him.

Making few steps back, animal look at the dead body and after that at the girl. For some moments he can't move, just sits, looking at what he have done.

After that, he goes near the girl, and gently touch her hand, then he howls. So powerful, looking at the full moon.

CUT TO:

INT. house -- LATER

The door is opening and five boys enters. First one, ASVAROUR, is careering in his arms the girl from the forest, Jorunn, she is injured and bleeding, unconscious.

 Eljar, run and arrive near him, he is worried about the girl. Behind them, RUNOLF, the boy with green eyes and blonde hair come into the room, followed by EIRIK, a young man with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Then, on the door enters THOMAS, different from the others, with a cold in his blue eyes, with long black hair and a scratch on his right side of the neck.

All of the boys go near a sofa where Saviour sits the girl, but Thomas leave the room and go upstairs.

aator

Thomas?

A kind voice is heard, Thomas stops for a while and looking back, he sees his grandfather, AATOR, and an old man with white hair.

thomas

They need your help, grandpa.

Then, Thomas just go upstairs.

From the sofa, Eirik sees him and run near his grandpa.

eirik

They need you, grandpa, don't worry about Thomas, I will speak with him.

AATOR

Eirik! What is the meaning of this?

 

Eirik smile and then he runs upstairs. Aator just looks at the stairs, but his eyes are empty. The old man is blind.

 

ELJAR

Grandpa! Please, help us.

AATOR

Eljar? Is that you?

ELJAR

Yes.

Eljar goes near Aator, caught his hand and help him to come near  the other. The grandpa sits on the sofa near the girl.

AATOR

Asvarour! How is this girl?

asvarour

Grandpa, I don't know, Eljar found her in the wounds. She's almost dying, please, help her.

Aator touches the forehead of the girl.

AATOR

She has a fever!

ELJAR

She was attacked by a man, a hunter a guess, he tried to kill her. I think that the arrow is poisoned.

AATOR

A hunter? Eljar... what have you done?

ELJAR

I had to protect her...

tarja

So you killed him!

TARJA, a beautiful woman, with blue eyes, and black hair come near them. Eljar looks at her and doesn't say nothing, just bow his head.

TARJA

You don't know anything about this child and still, you killed someone for her and bring her here.... you put all of us in danger.

ELJAR

Mom, no... I just want to...

TARJA

Eljar! If a hunter was after her it can't be a good thing. I want her out of my house. Now!

ELJAR

What? Mom...

TARJA

This is my decision. Get her out!

ASVAROUR

Mom! The girl will die outside.

TARJA

Do I look like a care? Better she die than of you.

AATOR

Oh, Tarja. This is too much. She is just a child, let me take care of her, and when she will be better, she will leave. You have my word.

TARJA

Be careful with your words, father... is about your honor as a wolf.

AATOR

You have my word.

TARJA

Good... and Eljar, do something to that wound, you don't want it to get infected.

Tarja leave, and Eljar is looking at his arm, the wound is still bleeding.

DISSOLVE TO:

Upstairs, in a room, near a glass wall, Thomas is looking outside. Eirik is near him.

EIRIK

Thomas, what's wrong? I can see that something is bordering you.

THOMAS

Can't you feel this?

EIRIK

Feel what?

Thomas is looking at Eirik with his cold eyes.

THOMAS

There. In the forest, is something there. I can feel it.

EIRIK

Maybe those hunters, Eljar killed one of them... maybe they are more.

THOMAS

No. This thing is not human.

EIRIK

What?

THOMAS

I know it, since we were hunting, I felt it. Is there, waiting...

EIRIK

Thomas, you scare me...

THOMAS

I will find out what it is.

EIRIK

Do You want to take a ride in the forest?

THOMAS

Yes. Whatever is up there... is watching us... and I don't like it.

EIRIK

You can't go alone, I will come with you.

THOMAS

Fine, tonight, at midnight. Don't tell to the others.

EIRIK

You are weird...

THOMAS

I just want them to be safe... that's all.

Eirik doesn't say anything, he start to be worried and look at Thomas.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE -- NIGHT

Jorunn wakes up, in pain, scared, she look around, and then, she can see Eljar sleeping on the floor, with his head on the bed, near her.

She want to touch him but stops. With her hand close to his hair, she smile and is scared when he wake up.

JORUNN

I'm sorry!

ELJAR

You are awake. How do you feel?

JORUNN

I...

Eljar looks at her eyes, so strange, that color, he never saw something like that.

ELJAR

You are not a human!

JORUNN

Me...

ELJAR

What are you?

Jorunn feel scared, she wants to get away from him, but Eljar caught her hand. Her heart is beating faster.

ELJAR

No! Please, don't be scared. I won't hurt you.

JORUNN

Let me!

She becomes more scared. But Eljar smiles so kindly.

ELJAR

Please, look at me! You are safe!

She look at him, and for one moment Eljar's eyes turns yellow. She breath... looking at him, and then smile.

JORUNN

Thank you! You saved my life.

ELJAR

My name is Eljar. Who are you?

JORUNN

I... I don't know... I can't remember too much...

She starts to cry.

ELJAR

What?

JORUNN

It was a fire, the only thing that I remember is a voice, screaming my name, Jorunn... then, I was in the forest, and those people were trying to kill me.

 

ELJAR

Why? Who are them?

JORUNN

I don't know.

Eljar is just looking at her, at her tears, the girl is speaking the truth.

ELJAR

Is ok. Everything will be fine.

JORUNN

I'm afraid, in the forest, I was so scared... I don't know what they are, but I can tell you one thing... they are powerful.

ELJAR

You are safe here.

JORUNN

Not for myself, I'm worried, you people are kind, you saved my life, and I don't want anything bad to happened because of me.

ELJAR

Don't worry about this.

Between tears, Jorunn tries to smile.

Thomas and Eirik pass near the door, for one second, the blonde one watch them, then, he just follow Thomas outside.

CUT TO:

EXT. FOREST -- LATER

Thomas and Eirik are walking on a path, in the forest.

EIRIK

Is so cold...

Eirik breath, and look at the full moon.

EIRIK

So, tell me, what are you expecting to find here?

THOMAS

I have no idea, when I will find it, I will tell you.

EIRIK

This is just a.

THOMAS

Shh!

Thomas stop Eirik, and then, both of them are looking carefully at some bushes. Just a breath... a heart is breathing... it moves, and then, when it come out, Thomas is growling, but a fox run scared.

Eirik starts to laugh. Thomas feel like something is wrong, disappointed, he look at his cousin.

EIRIK

I'm sorry!

Eirik is trying not to laugh anymore, but he still feel amuse, but at some moment, he can hear something and look scared.

THOMAS

Well, for sure this wasn't a fox!

EIRIK

Thomas! Wait! Thomas!

But Thomas already start to run.

EIRIK

Shit... Thomas, wait for me!

Eirik run.

Among trees, the two boys are running. So fast, Thomas jump over a fallen tree. Eirik just follows him.

They run until they arrive in the same place that Eljar found Jorunn with a night before, and they stop.

THOMAS

They are here.

EIRIK

What is this, Thomas... I never felt something like....

But Eirik can't say nothing anymore. From nowhere, hunters are coming, running. Four of them, dressing in black, with a silver armor on their chest, metal gloves and with the face covered.

Eirik make a step back, but Thomas, his eyes turns yellow, he is growling and is preparing to attack.

EIRIK

Thomas! NO!

But is too late. Thomas run and turn into a black wolf, a big animal with blue eyes.

EIRIK

Thomas!

Thomas run, growling, so violent and jump over him. Fighting with all of them, attacking, trying to tear into pieces their bodies, but the armor is too strong.

He catch the arm of one of them and break it, but then, he is hit so powerful. The hunters attack him, and the wolf is hit by the ground.

EIRIK

No! Thomas!

Eirik screams his cousin's name. In that moment, one of the hunters looks at him. Eirik notices that and growls.

He can see that Thomas is again fighting, trying to kill those hunters. But that one... the one that was looking at him, now is running.

Screaming, the hunter comes after him.

EIRIK

Come here!

Eirik's eyes turn yellow. He bow a little, then, on his knees, he turns into a white wolf.

Howling and growling so angry, the wolf jump on the hunter and with the claws almost break his armor.

The hunter's arms are bleeding, but then, he just hit the wolf. So powerful, he punches him.

Eirik is hit by the ground, and make a step back, looking at Thomas.

The black wolf, fight with the three of them. He is injured, but his anger can't be stopped. He acts like he will rip the hunter's bodies, but... they seem to be more strong.

Eirik looks in front of him, the hunter attack, so he defends himself.

Thomas is injured, he is bleeding, but he become only more angry. His furry can be seen into his cold blue eyes.

One of them want to hit him, but he catch his arm and break it. Spit it to the ground and then, he jumps on him. Breaking the body with the claws and scratching the face, the wolf break the hunter's head and it turn into ash.

Surprised, the wolf makes one step back. He's not scared but is hard to understand what is happening.

The others two hunters scream, and the wolf feel like his eardrum will break. He tries to endure it, is growling, but at the same time, the hunters attack him.

With the metal gloves hit him so powerful, almost disfiguring him. The wolf fight back and almost kill one of them, but at some moment, one of them catch him by the neck.

So powerful, straggle, choking him. The wolf is angry, trying to escape, but the hunter is too powerful. This one start to scream again, and from the blue eyes of the wolf, blood starts to fall.

Eirik can see what is happening. He just makes a step back, growling when the hunter wants to come closer.

He knows that Thomas will be killed, in his eyes, a furry can be seen, he become angry. Like his is ready to kill everything in his way.

The hunter screams and attacks him, but Eirik remembers his grandpa's words.

AATOR (V.O.)

Eirik... walk your path without fear, regardless how strong the others are. Always remember how you are... and be who you were born to be.

Now, the wolf open his eyes and he can see the hunter so close, almost killing him, but in that moment, Eirik starts to howl.

The sound is so powerful, like never before. The hunter stops and makes few steps back. The others, that were killing Thomas, now stops and look at him.

The white wolf is howling at the moon.

The hunters look at him again, then, they just run away. Thomas fall on the ground and turn into a human. His body is covered with blood, so injured, almost dying.

Eirik stops, is not howling anymore, but in his eyes... something had changed.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE -- LATER

Outside the house, in the garden, Aator is taking a walk. He has a walking stick in his left hand, he walks but at some moment, he stops.

AATOR

This...

He make one step and gently touch one rose. In the middle of the winter, in the garden are roses, frozen.

AATOR

Impossible... a rose in the winter... frozen...

Aator act like he feel a pain, then, he becomes worried. He feels something, Eirik walk coming closer, with Thomas in his arms.

AATOR

Who's there?

EIRIK

Is me, Eirik!

AATOR

Eirik! What are you doing out at this hour... and... is that blood?

EIRIK

Grandpa, Thomas need you, he's dying.

AATOR

What?

EIRIK

I have to bring him inside, can you come alone?

AATOR

Yes. Don't worries for me... bring Thomas inside...

Eirik walk as fast as he can and go inside.

Aator touches the frozen rose one more time.

AATOR

Oh, Thomas... my son... what have you done...

With his walking stick, Aator leave and go inside the house.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. HOUSE -- MOMENTS LATER

Tarja is coming from up stairs, walking slowly, but when she see the two boys, she run.

TARJA

Thomas!

Eirik put his cousin on the sofa, and when his mother come, the blonde one stand up.

TARJA

Thomas! My son!

Thomas is unconscious, bleeding, wounded.

TARJA

What the hell happened? Tell me, Eirik? Why is my son like that?

EIRIK

It was a fight, in the forest...

TARJA

With who? Tell me!

EIRIK

I don't know. I...

Crying, Tarja look scared at him.

TARJA

How do you mean, you don't know?

EIRIK

I don't know what they are. So fast, so powerful... they are not humas.

TARJA

What?

EIRIK

I couldn't see their face, it's covered by a black cape. Also, they wear a armour and metal gloves... fighting without any weapon... Thomas killed one of them, and it turns into ash.

TARJA

Did what?

Tarja looks so worried. In the room, Aator just entered.

Thomas breath hard, his nose is bleeding.

TARJA

Thomas! Wake up!

ELJAR

Thomas...

Dressed in pijama, Eljar come near them.

ELJAR

What happened to him?

TARJA

They are here for the girl. Eljar, i want her out of my house.

Eljar

What? Who is after her?

TARJA

Those creatures almost killed my son, i don't want nothing to happened with my family.

Eljar

Mom,I...

TARJA

I don't want to hear nothing.

Look at Thomas, he could be dead, and it's only her fault. Get her out! Now!

Eljar

Her wounds are not healed...

TARJA

Get her out or i will kill her.

Eljar become scared, looing in his mother's eyes, he feel that cold, and he know that she will do it.

Eljar

Fine.

Near the wall, close to the door, Jorunn was listening what they talk, and now, crying, she just run, going outside.

Later, Eljar arrive at her door and knock.

ELJAR

Jorunn, is me, Eljar!

Because he don't receive any answer, he just open the door, but no one was there. The room is empty and the window is open.

ELJAR

No... What have you done...Jorunn!

He scream her name, and run out of the room. running in the house, he arrive at the front door and go outside.

cut to:

EXT. FOREST -- LATER

Is snowing.

In the forest, into the darkness, the snow fall and gently touch the ground.

A heart beat so fast, breathing hard. She scream...

Jorunn appears running, among the trees, she is wounded at her arm. Bleeding.

With her eyes full of tears, she keep running, but at some moment she fall.

So scared, looking back, she can hear the sound of the hunters, they are so close... more closer...

JORUNN

No...

Still crying, with her wound bleeding, she stand up and start to run again.

She scream as loud as she can when an arrow pierce her hand. Bleeding, she stops.

The pain is huge, she cry and looking back, she seen a man, dressed in black, with a big hat on his head, and near him, those hunters, again, the four of them. The man name is HERBERT.

herbert

Jorunn... we meet again.

JORUNN

Who are you?

HERBERT

Don't you remember me?

The hunters stops, and Herbert come closer.

JORUNN

What do you want? Why are you hunting me?

HERBERT

Hunting? You think that i'm hunting you?

Jorunn just look at him, crying of pain, but she doesn't answer.

HERBERT

No, child. I'm here to protect you, to take you home.

JORUNN

To protect me from who?

HERBERT

From yourself. You don't have any idea what you are, am I right?

JORUNN

What...

HERBERT

Oh, child... you are so naive... come with me. Let's go back home, the master is waiting for you.

JORUNN

Please, let me alone.

HERBERT

I'm afraid this is not possible. You are coming with me. Take her!

The hunters want to make a step, but from the forest, near a tree, two yellow eyes are seen, and then a husky wolf appears, Eljar.

HERBERT

What I see here...

The wolf comes near Jorunn and growls. She look at him, at his eyes and, with tears in her eyes, she smiled.

JORUNN

Eljar...

The wolf looks at her, and then, immediately at the hunter.

HERBERT

Little wolf, this is not your business. Please... let the girl come to me.

But the wolf only growls angrier.

HERBERT

Hm... I can see that Tarja trained you to be a predator...

Herbert takes his crossbow and wants to shoot, but the wolf jumps on him and breaks his hand in pieces.

Jorunn scream, so scared, terrified. The wolf makes one step back and spits on the ground the flesh from his mouth.

Herbert feels a pain like never before. He's bleeding, but still want to fight. His hat now fall, and his face is covered with scars. He looks like a dead body.

HERBERT

Is bad, that such a young boy should die... kill him! Kill both of them!

Eljar growls. He is attacked by the four hunters, and he fight to defend himself, but especially to defend Jorunn.

Herbert want to leave, he turn back and make few steps, then, he stops. In front of him, from the forest appears Runolf.

runolf

Are you going somewhere?

Herbert look at him and don't say a word, then, he throws a dagger, but Runolf defends himself.

RUNOLF

What do you think are doing? I'm not like Eljar...

Runolf run and turn into a husky wolf. Herbert has a dagger in his hand and tries to fight, but the wolf scratch his chest with the claws and then, break his hand.

Herbert is screaming, bleeding, without any hand, he fall on his knees, then, he raise his eyes and see how the wolf jump on him.

He screams, yelling so loud when his body is turned into pieces, the wolf eat him alive.

jorunn

Nu! Eljar!

When Eljar is injured, bleeding, Jorunn scream so scared. The wolf stands up and wants to fight, but the hunters hit him by trees.

One of them want to kill him, but Runolf jump over him and almost break his hand. The hunter is yelling, bleeding, but the wolf tries to rip this one's body into pieces.

Jorunn can't do anything, just watching them, fighting for her life. She is crying.

It's still snowing, and Eljar's blood gently touch the snow. He fights, growling and breaking flesh of his enemies, trying to defend himself, but they seem to be more powerful.

One of the hunters hit him in the head, the wolf spit blood, and then, another hunter jump over him, beating him with the metal gloves.

JORUNN

No! Eljar...

For a second, the wolf is looking at him, and she can hear his voice.

ELJAR (V.O.)

Run, Jorunn! Go home and call for the others.

JORUNN

No! I won't leave you here!

Scared, she makes one step back. She can't believe that it's true, the boy is a wolf now, but still, she can hear his voice.

She screams when Runolf is growling. One of the hunters almost kills him.

Near a tree, Eljar is fighting for his life. From every part of his body, he is bleeding.

The hunters hit him without any mercy, at a moment, one of them, catch him by the head and break his neck.

JORUNN

Nooooo!

Jorunn fall on the snow, screaming, her nose is bleeding.

Eljar's dead body fall on the ground and he turn into a human.

The girl is still screaming, Runolf looks at her, and then at Eljar. He starts to growl and to break everything in his way.

He fights like a beast, like an animal without any sense of reason. He breaks everything in his way, turning the hunters into ash.

Like he's losing control over his body, the husky wolf, eat the hunters alive, without looking how bad his wounds are.

On the snow is only ash and blood, the wolf's body is covered with blood. His eyes are yellow and he attack Jorunn.

She screams as loud as she can, but a powerful howl is heard. Runolf stops and growls angrily.

Jorunn looks back her and sees Eirik, the white wolf.

He keeps howling until Runolf falls on the ground and turn into a human. He is breathing so hard, his heart beat fast, and all his body is shaking.

Joruun cry and look at the white wolf passing near her. The animal goes near Eljar and touches his hand with the nose, then, after a moment, Eirik howls again.

This time, his howls shake the forest, is a sound of pain, in agony, something that Jorunn never heard before.

cut to.

int. HOUSE -- LATER

Inside the living room, all the family look at the door and see Runolf entering, wounded, bleeding, then, Eirik enter, with Eljar's dead body in his arms.

TARJA

Eljar...

Tarja stands up and makes few steps, then, she fall on her knees.

Jorunn enters the door and sees how Eirik put the dead body near Tarja.

TARJA

My son... No!

She take her son in her arms, crying and start to scream, she's yelling, crying.

The others, they all stand-up, without saying nothing, Asvarour is angry, all his body is shaking, but when Aator touch his shoulder, the boy starts to cry.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE -- MORNING

Aurora borealis can be seen in the sky. Is not snowing anymore, but is cold.

Is so cold.

Tarja is crying, looking at the forest when Aator comes near her.

AATOR

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

TARJA

Grandpa!

AATOR

Tarja... cry, my child, but it won't heal your soul. Crying, is just a whisper between ghosts.

TARJA

If the ghosts are real... then, I'm one of them.

AATOR

Never say that again, my child.

 

TARJA

Look at me, grandpa, I can't do nothing to protect my family. From what I once was... is nothing left.

AATOR

Tarja! A wolf can never be tamed.

Crying, Tarja is looking at Aator.

AATOR

Everyone is looking for you...

TARJA

I feel that I can't breathe anymore. I can't be there.

AATOR

You have to. They need you.

TARJA

What should I do? I feel the anger inside me like a storm...

AATOR

You are afraid that you will kill the girl.

TARJA

I want her out of my house. My son is dead because of her.

AATOR

Tarja... that child is a flower! She is the legend.

TARJA

What?

AATOR

Born from the sea, in the moonlight, she is the flower of the wolves.

TARJA

It's just a legend.

AATOR

It's not. Runolf told me that she could hear the voice of Eljar.

Tarja's tears fall and she doesn't say anything.

AATOR

If she is here, then, we must do everything to protect her.

TARJA

To protect her? One of my son is dead and the other one is dying just because of her.... and you tell me to protect her?

AATOR

Remember my child, the sun loved the moon so much, that he die every night to let her live.

TARJA

This is about my son! my Eljar is dead and nothing can bring him back to me.

AATOR

I know that you are angry, but killing that girl is not an option.

Tarja, she's not your enemy, the one who send her here is...

TARJA

What?

AATOR

A flower is born in the same time with the arctic wolf, and she will die for him... living her life only to find him.

TARJA

What are you saying?

AATOR

One of the boys is the arctic wolf.

TARJA

It's impossible.

AATOR

No, it's not. Tarja, someone is after our family. Someone is using that girl to find the arctic wolf.

TARJA

Someone is hunting one of my boys.

AATOR

Yes. Tarja, don't live in the past, you had already been there.

TARJA

Grandpa...

AATOR

Maybe is time to fight again.

TARJA

Never.

AATOR

For our family, for your boys. Remember who you are... remember who you use to be...

TARJA

That person is dead.

AATOR

No! You know better than anyone that's a lie. The wolf is alive. Listen carefully to you heart.. trust the wisdom of your soul... it knows the way.

With his walking stick, Aator leave and Tarja remain behind, looking after him, and then, at the sky.

She breathe hard and close her eyes.

Tarja opens her eyes, now they are red, and she's looking at the aurora borealis.

CUT TO:

INT. mansion  -- NIGHT

20 years ago.

Everything is like a dream, like an illusion.

Fire, everything around is on fire. Blood and pain, a  scream of death.

A war. Wolves fighting against hunters. In the middle of the massacre is Tarja, younger than she is now, with a sword in her hand, fighting.

Her eyes are yellow, she is like a beast, her body is covered with the enemy's blood.

In the other corner of the fighting scene, a tall man, with green eyes, ALARIK, is injured by the hunters and fall on his knees.

TARJA

Alarik! No!

Looking at him, she becomes angrier, killing without mercy, trying to arrive near that man.

alarik

Tarja...

 

The man is attacked by five hunters, he turns into a white wolf with red eyes and kill two of them, but the others, pierce his body with arrows.

The wolf fall again, growling, one hunter jump over him, but the animal catches him by the hand and breaks his arm, then, scratch his neck.

Another hunter pierces his back with two narrowest. The wolf falls on the ground.

With a sword in hand, a hunter wants to kill him, but a dagger pierces his forehead. The wolf looks back and sees Tarja running.

TARJA

Alarik! Watch your back!

The wolf growls and turns back, jump direct to the hunter's neck and eat him.

Alarik growls when a fire almost burns his body.

TARJA

NO! No....

Tarja sees a young man, a wizard, killing everything in his way, burning the wolves.

A powerful howl is heard, and then she see a blonde lady, dying on the floor, with a dagger in her heart. Tarja starts to cry and scream the woman's name.

TARJA

No! Freya!

But the woman die.

In the middle of the fight, a brown wolf, growls as loud as he can and break everything in his way, but he is hit by the walk.

The wizard comes close to him and looks deep into the yellow's eyes of the wolf. The animal growls, and then, from his nose blood start to fall.

TARJA

Athils!

Tarja looks both, at the brown wolf and at the white wolf, almost dying, trying to survive.

For the first time, she is scared. Shaking, and crying, screaming, when an arrow pierces her leg.

She turn back and kill the hunter that attack her.

TARJA

Alarik!

She get out the arrow from his flesh and then, she throw the sword into the back of the hunter that almost kill the black wolf.

She run and arrive near him. This one turns into a human, he is bleeding, split blood and breathing hard. He stands near a wall, dying.

TARJA

Alarik! No!

ALARIK

Tarja! Run! Save the kids!

TARJA

Not without you.

ALARIK

Look at me, I'm dying! Please, kill me!

TARJA

What? Alarik, what are you saying?

ALARIK

Is no another chance. You must become the alpha, my dear. Save our kids. Protect them... and forgive me.

TARJA

No...

Tarja is crying, and she kiss Alarik.

TARJA

No! Never! If you die, I will die with you. I can't live without you, my love.

ALARIK

Don't cry, Tarja! I will always be alive, near you... I will live through our kids. Save them.

TARJA

Alarik, don't!

Alarik almost screams and spit blood again.

ALARIK

Listen to me. Kill me, become the alpha.

All the place is shaking, the walls start to fall and everything is on fire. Everywhere is just blood and dead bodies.

Wolves fighting against hunters. And that wizard, killing the brown wolf.

TARJA

Athils...

ALARIK

Run, Tarja! I'm begging you, save our children... and my brother's. Athils is dead, please, protect his boys.

TARJA

Alarik!

An arrow is coming fast, Alarik pushes Tarja away and the arrow pierces his back.

TARJA

Nooo! No...

She growls her eyes turn yellow and she wants to stand up, but Alarik catches his hand.

ALARIK

Don't! This war is already lost...

TARJA

Alarik! Please, heal yourself.

ALARIK

Tarja... whenever you need me, I'll be there to guide you. just whisper my name in your heart.

But Alarik is almost dead, he closes his eyes and breath slowly. Tarja scream and he open his eyes again.

ALARIK

Don't lose time. Kill me and save yourself. Live my love... and forgive me...

The wolf breath again, then, he dies.

TARJA

Nooo... no...

Tarja is screaming, yelling of pain.

She can hear the sound of battle, the hunter running to arrive near her. With her eyes full of tears she stands up. Yelling, running and she turns into a wolf.

A black wolf with yellow eyes. She attack the hunters and rip their bodies into pieces. She can feel the taste of red flesh ripped out of bones.

But she realizes that soon, everything will crash down.

She is hit on the floor. Growling, she stand up and look at the wizard. This one raise his hand and want to attack her but a white wolf jump over him.

Scared, Tarja makes one step back. She looks carefully at that wolf, fight, without knowing who he is... until a moment when the animal looks at her... she make big eyes and growls....the white wolf is Aator. 

The wizard attack the white wolf, but this one fight back. The animal is fast, powerful and dangerous.

TARJA (V.O.)

Father...

The white wolf hears Tarja's voice into his head.

AATOR (V.O.)

Run, Tarja! Save your kids! Save them, until is not too late.

Aator growls when he is injured. A wound at his neck is bleeding. He is on the floor, but he stand up and attack the wizard again.

Tarja looks at Alarik, dead, bleeding, then at Aator, fighting, and then, around her. Everything on fire covered with blood.

A hunter attacks her, but she jumps over him. Growling she close her fangs to this one's head and then, she kill him.

Aator yell, a powerful sound of pain. He is bleeding, his eyes are broken, the wizard almost rips his head. The wolf is blind. He growls and listen.

The wizard screams and wants to kill him, but the wolf catches him by the neck. Hit him on the ground and watch him.

Around her, around the fire, yelling of pain can be heard. Tarja sees hunters killing wolves. Her people are dying.

From her yellow eyes, tears are falling. She growls and then run near Alarik.

TARJA (V.O.)

Forgive me, my love!

Then, she eats Alarik's body.

Covered with his blood, Tarja howls. Her sound is so powerful that all the room is shaking.

She look at Aator, and now, her eyes are red. She turns into an alpha.

She howls again, and the white wolf run, fallowing her. They run out of the room, out of the battle.

The all place is in fire, Tarja run as fast as she can.

dissolve to:

Into a room, near the wall are five kids, so young, crying, scared. On the floor is the dead body of a lady.

One hunter, with the sword in his hand almost attack them, but a black wolf enters the room and jumps over the hunter, breaking his flesh.

Scared, the kids are screaming.

Full of blood, the wolf make one step back, and turn into a human, it's Tarja. In front of the door appears the white wolf, Aator.

TARJA

Thomas! My kids!

Three children run and jump into her arms. Tarja is crying, holding her kids. Now, she look near the wall

and see the two boys. With long blonde hair, so innocent, crying.

TARJA

Eirik! Runolf! Come here! We have to go now!

The two boys come hear her, and she hold them in her arms for a while. She tries to smile, but her tears are still falling.

Aator is growling and Tarja looks at him.

TARJA

Let's go, kids! Is no time to lose. Run! Run as fast as you can.

She grab Eljar, the youngest one into her arms, and holding the hand of Thomas, she runs. The others are fallowing her. They run as fast as they can, in front of Tarja.

TARJA

Run, kids! Don't look back!

They run, but at some moment, one hunter appears in front of them. Tarja wants to stop, but Thomas, still running is hit by the hunter's sword.

TARJA

Thomas! No!

Tarja screams as loud as she can.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE -- CONTINUOUS

Screaming her son's name, Tarja wakes up.

She is all sweating, breathing hard, with her heart beating fast.

She stands on a chair, next to the bed where Thomas is dying. Crying, she gently touches her son.

TARJA

Thomas...

On the door enters Aator.

AATOR

Tarja. Are you all right? I heard you screaming.

TARJA

Yes, father. I'm fine... it was just a dream...

With his walking stick, Aator comes close to her and touch her shoulder.

AATOR

He is powerful, he will survive.

TARJA

Alarik was powerful, and he doesn't survive... what chance have his son?

AATOR

Tarja, my child... what did you see in your dream?

TARJA

Actually, it wasn't a dream... more a nightmare... I feel like I'm dying overtimes when I see that night... again and again...

AATOR

The revolt...

TARJA

Yes. The night when I killed my husband.

AATOR

Tarja, don't blame yourself. In that night both of my boys died... it's hunting me forever...

TARJA

In that night, you lost your eyes...

AATOR

I don't need eyes to see.

TARJA

Father. I'm the one who killed Alarik, and I will never forgive myself for that... but tell me, why I remind this now?

AATOR

At what are you thinking, my child?

TARJA

I've done the most terrible sin, maybe now is time to pay for it... maybe this is my payment...

AATOR

No. Don't say that.

TARJA

But I don't want my children to suffer for my sins...

father, since that night, I never hunt again, I never turned into a wolf again... but now, to protect my family, I will kill them. The winter is death, and maybe this is my last winter.... but for my kids, I will kill them all.

 

AATOR

Tarja... look around you, they are not kids anymore. Look at Thomas, your son, he is not the child from that night anymore... he is a man.

TARJA

Yes. But I don't want them to make the same mistake as I did. I want the blood to be on my hands, not on their hands.

AATOR

You are strong, Tarja. Always remember that my son died, so you can become an alpha. You are the alpha...

TARJA

Sometimes... I feel that... the alpha is dead... the wolf inside me is gone from a long time ago....

AATOR

All my life I was the omega, the lonely wolf... until one day. It was so cold, the snowfall, the wind blow and I understand that the lonely wolf will die. I decide to return home, to my family... in that night and three days after I fight beside you... as a pack... to protect you and the kids... I was ready to give my life for it... I lost my eyes, but I was happy...

Tarja is crying.

AATOR

It was a time when you were one of the most dangerous hunters. You were the black wolf of Night Legion... Tarja, you were just a beta and you were powerful... then, you become the alpha...

TARJA

Father, please...

AATOR

You killed them all to protect your children. Now, it's time to do the same. Don't be afraid to hunt... you are a wolf... you are an alpha...

Tarja is still crying, when the old man catches her hand.

AATOR

Tarja... let the wolf inside you run free.

running, on the door enters Asvarour.

ASVAROUR

Mom. You have to come downstairs, someone is looking for you.

AATOR

Asvarour, is that you?

ASVAROUR

Yes, grandpa, is me.

TARJA

Asvarour...

Tarja stands up and looks at her son.

AATOR

Don't worries, Tarja, I will take care of Thomas. Go... and remember what I told you.

ASVAROUR

Mom, you are crying...

TARJA

I'm fine, please don't worry about me.

With her eyes full of tears, Tarja smile and she go out, then, Asvarour follows her.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. HOUSE -- CONTINUOUS

In the living room, ELIZABETH de Aragon, a beautiful woman, with blonde hair and blue eyes is writing. Near her is a man, tall and powerful, with a scar on his face, ISIDOR, his hair is black and short and he have green eyes.

Near them, are Eirik and Runolf.

Tarja is coming, but she stops for a second when she see how is in her house.

TARJA

Elizabeth!

elizabeth

Tarja! It has been a long time.

Tarja comes closer, with her son, Asvarour and when she look at Isidor, this one bow is head in front of her.

TARJA

Indeed, it has been a long time. Tell me, why are you here?

ELIZABETH

You know the answer. Tarja, you are an alpha, can't you feel it? It's all over the place... and it smells like death.

TARJA

You are here for the girl.

ELIZABETH

No. I don't care about that child. I'm here for you.

TARJA

What do you want from me?

ELIZABETH

You are so cold...

TARJA

It's not my best time... so please, tell me, what can I do for you?

ELIZABETH

Tarja... we need you. Is time for you to come back...

Tarja is looking at her. For a while, she doesn't say nothing, then, she smile.

TARJA

Never.

Elizabeth looks at her... the boys don't understand what is happening, so they just listen carefully.

ELIZABETH

Please, try to change your mind. Someone that powerful as you shouldn't stay in this place forgotten by the world... we need you.

TARJA

No. This place is perfect for me and my family.

ELIZABETH

You think that you are safe here? Then, why you son is dead?

In that moment Tarja's eyes become red.

ELIZABETH

I'm terribly sorry, I know who much it hurt.

TARJA

No, you don't!

ELIZABETH

Tarja, a war will start soon. The wolves need you to fight by our side.

TARJA

You mean by your side...

ELIZABETH

It's the same... everything that is happening now, here... it's Arianna's fault. Those hunters are created by her.

TARJA

What?

ELIZABETH

Don't you notice? They are not humans when you kill them, they turn into ash... they were made with magic.

TARJA

Why would Arianna want to hunt my family?

ELIZABETH

I already told you, a war will start and she see the arctic wolf fight me her side. She needs one of your sons... and she won't stop until she will find him.

TARJA

How do you know all those things?

ELIZABETH

The Vatican knows everything. I think you know it better than anyone... in fact, you were a hunter for many years...

TARJA

Elizabeth... now you are fighting for the Vatican? Are you with the vampires?

ELIZABETH

Better with them, than against them... Alessio is powerful and he have honor. If we want to kill Arianna, we need him.

TARJA

We?

ELIZABETH

Yes, we. The wolves are coming. The old pack will be together again, and we need you.

TARJA

Me? Or you need my son?

ELIZABETH

Don't judge things like that.

TARJA

Elizabeth... get out of my house! Now!

Tarja becomes angry. The boys are looking at her and they become worried.

ELIZABETH

Tarja! A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer... it sings because it has a song.

Tarja breath and then, her eyes turns blue.

ELIZABETH

Arianna did too much harm to our people. You don't know, but in Vatican, many things had changed.

TARJA

20 years ago, I had my last war. During the revolt, I killed too many souls. I know better than anyone what a war means... and I don't want for my children such a fight.

ELIZABETH

I'm afraid that this is not your choices. They are already involved in this. One of them is the arctic wolf... is his nature to fight.

TARJA

No. Please, go, Elizabeth. I will never come back. Understand it.

ELIZABETH

Then, you have to kill the girl.

TARJA

What?

ELIZABETH

Arianna will always hunt your family, but, if the girl is dead it means she won't look for the arctic wolf anymore. And your son will be safe.

TARJA

You are such hypocrite!

 

Isidor wants to make a step, but Elizabeth stops him.

 

ELIZABETH

Why do you think that?

TARJA

You want me to kill the girl so that my son will never become the arctic wolf. If you can't use him... then no one should. Right?

ELIZABETH

Tarja, it was a time when we used to be friends... maybe you don't trust me anymore...

TARJA

I trust no one.

ELIZABETH

Indeed. But there are still people waiting for you... wolves that need you.

TARJA

Elizabeth... I prefer to kill that child with my hands than to come back to Vatican. Now... get out of my house... your presence is not welcomed here.

Looking one more time at Elizabeth, with cold and empty eyes, Tarja leave and go again upstairs.

Near the corner, Jorunn was listening, and now, she is crying. Tears falling from her big eyes, she breathes hard, so scared, then, she run out.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. HOUSE -- CONTINUOUS

Outside, in the garden, Jorunn is running.

The snow starts to fall again, but the child doesn't care how cold it is. Scared, crying, she runs trying to go in the forest.

Behind her, the frozen roses, are dying.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE -- LATER

In Thomas's room, on a chair, Asvarour sit with a cat in his arms. Near him, on the floor, is Eirik.

In the room, running, enters Runolf.

EIRIK

Runolf! What happened?

RUNOLF

Guys, Jorunn disappears again.

EIRIK

What?

RUNOLF

Yes, she runs away. Again...

EIRIK

What did aunt say about it?

RUNOLF

She doesn't know.

ASVAROUR

Guys, this is not only about mom. Maybe she is the alpha, but after all, one of us is the arctic wolf. One of us... is the legend.

EIRIK

Asvarour! Be careful with your words.

ASVAROUR

Eljar is dead, Thomas is dying... I want to revenge them. I feel a fury inside me like a hurricane... I want to kill them all.

EIRIK

We are not like that. We are not predators.

ASVAROUR

We are wolves. It's in our nature to kill.

EIRIK

Yes, but not for revenge.

ASVAROUR

Eirik, those people killed your parents, and now they are hunting us again... are you sure that you don't want to do anything?

Eirik's eyes turn yellow and he growls.

RUNOLF

Guys! Stop! Eirik! This is bigger than us. This is about all the pack.

ASVAROUR

Runolf, the pack won't be with you all the time. no one is going to be with you forever. someday you will have to walk alone. And for that... stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.

TARJA

It means you want to fight. You want revenge, you want to kill those hunters... and to save the girl.

They all look at the door and see Tarja. Now she came closer to her children.

ASVAROUR

Mom...

TARJA

Asvarour... What do you want to do?

ASVAROUR

Whatever is necessary to protect our family.

TARJA

You might be strong, but still, you are not a predator. You don't have any idea what means to kill... to hunt...

ASVAROUR

To be a predator is the only thing that I can do... the only thing that left to me...

TARJA

They are more powerful that you can imagine. You will get killed.

ASVAROUR

It will always be someone stronger, faster or powerful... but it doesn't mean that I have to hide.

Mom, I will never run... for Eirik and Thomas, for my dad... I will kill them.

TARJA

I can see only hate in your eyes... I did everything that I could to avoid this... to keep my children away from this world... but now is useless.

Tarja goes near Thomas and gently touch his hair.

TARJA

If the hunters are after Jorunn, she won't have any chance, they will kill her, and then, the arctic wolf will remain only a legend.

RUNOLF

You teach us everything that we know. We trust you, mom... is the destiny of a wolf to hunt.

TARJA

Yes, I know. In the middle of the night, in the forest, when the full moon will touch the middle of the sky, the flower will cry, and only the arctic wolf will be able to hear her song. Like that, you will know which one of you is the legend.

EIRIK

The full moon will be in 2 days.

TARJA

Yes. Protect that child, so you can meet your destiny. As grandpa always used to say... be what you were born to be.

Asvarour looks at his mother, smile and bows his head as a yes.

CUT TO:

EXT. FOREST -- NIGHT

Scream!

Jorunn screams so loud when an arrow hit her leg. She fall on the snow, bleeding, crying.

JORUNN

No...

Looking back, she can see the hunters running, coming closer, ready to kill her.

Is snowing again. She look up at the sky, with tears in her eyes, and then, so weak, she tries to stand up.

After few steps, yelling, she falls on her knees.

One of the hunters, scream and attack her, but from the forest, a powerful growl is heard, and then, a brown wolf appears.

JORUNN

Asvarour....

The brown wolf looks at the girl for a second, then, he enters in the middle of the fight, he jump over the hunter and try to break his flesh.

Steps on the snow can be heard, and then, a white wolf and a husky one appears. Jorunn looks scared at them, then, crying.

JORUNN

No! Why are you guys here? Please, leave! Go home. I'm begging you, stay away from this!

The white wolf looks at her and growls.

JORUNN

No! Eirik! This is only my fault. I've done too much hurt to your family. I don't want anyone to die because of me.

Asvarour howls when one of the hunters hit him by the ground and almost break his bones. Eirik looks at the husky wolf, growling and then, be run into the fight.

JORUNN

No! Eirik!

Jorunn looks near her and sees that the husky wolf turns into human, Runolf.

JORUNN

Runolf!

RUNOLF

Why did you run? They almost killed you. How can you act so childish?

Runolf knees near her and catches the arrow with both his hands.

JORUNN

I don't want anyone to die anymore because of me. For everything that is happening, is just my fault.

RUNOLF

No, is not. They just use you, the same as they do with us. Is just a game to catch the arctic wolf.

JORUNN

But without me, the arctic wolf will never be found. Please, let me die.

RUNOLF

How can you say such a thing? Do you think that if you will die, Arianna and the Vatican will stop to hunt us? No... they will do everything to catch and destroy the arctic wolf.

Crying, Jorunn look deep into Runolf's eyes, but she yell as loud as she can when he get the arrow out from her leg.

RUNOLF

Will be fine. You will be fine.

Runolf takes her into his arms and stands up.

JORUNN

What are you doing?

RUNOLF

I'm taking you out of here. Don't worries, you are safe with me. I will protect you.

Runolf looks again at the two wolves, they are fighting, growling and killing, breaking flesh and bones.

JORUNN

They need you. Please, forget about me.

RUNOLF

They will be fine, stop saying such nonsense.

Runolf walks away, with the girl into his arms.

The snowfall and set on the ground. A cold wind pass and a raven come closer to a tree.

Deep in the forest, a scream can be heard.

Scared, with big eyes, Runolf stops and look around him. From his arms, Jorunn doesn't say nothing.

RUNOLF

Something is here!

JORUNN

Something?

The raven fly away.

A terrible sound is heard in all the forest. Steps, someone is running, coming closer.

RUNOLF

Stay behind me!

Runolf let Jorunn down from his arms, and she make one step back.

JORUNN

Runolf...

She is scared, so scared, but Runolf makes one step, his eyes turn yellow and he growls.

With a powerful scream, around him appears five hunters and one stranger. A man, dressed in black, wearing a cape, his face can't be seen.

RUNOLF

Shit!

Runolf is looking at Jorunn and sees how scared she is, then, at the hunters. They are ready to kill everything, but still, they don't make any move.

The person with black cape make one step, and in that moment, Runolf growls.

stranger

Is him?

HUNTER

No, master.

The voice of the hunter was so powerful, so hard than Runolf makes one step back.

STRANGER

Good, then kill him! Jorunn, you are coming with me!

Jorunn starts to cry when she hear her name.

RUNOLF

She is not going anywhere!

Runolf split blood and fall on his knees. He breath hard, and that stranger is next to him.

STRANGER

I'm here for the arctic wolf, you kid, you are useless to me.

Jorunn scream when the stranger grabs her hand.

RUNOLF

No! Let her!

Runolf stands up, and when he look back, the stranger already left and took Jorunn with him.

RUNOLF

Nooo! Jorunn! Noo...

He wants to make one step, but the hunters surrender him.

RUNOLF

I'm so sick of it!

Runolf growls so powerfully, then, he run and turns into a husky wolf.

He fights, alone with five hunters, so angry and so violent. He manages to break the arms of one of them. Screaming, that one hit him on the ground.

All of them jump over him, beating him to death, but growling, Runolf break the neck of one hunter and scratch the flesh of the other one.

He stands up again, but the hunters still attack him. Beat him, he is trying to defend himself.

One of the hunters breaks the left leg of the wolf. He make a step back and howls of pain.

His sound is so powerful, that can be heard from miles away.

One hunter jump over him, trying to kill him, but the wolf bites this one's hand and breaks his bones. Then, attacking again, kill him.

The other ones attack him at the same time. Beat him until the wolf fall on the ground. Bleeding, wounded.

The animal split blood and growling, try to stand up, but from the back, one hunter hit him.

The other one catch him and break his neck.

The wolf is growling, trying to escape, but the hunter's arm is too powerful, and he is too week.

Is still snowing... and the snow gently touches the ground, the same as the dead body of the husky wolf.

The hunters, only three of them alive stand-up, and without looking back, the disappears into the forest.

A cold wind passes and blows near the wolf.

The snow flakes soon will cover his wounds, his dead body but the blood will remain on the ground.

Running, two wolves come closer. Eirik and Asvarour.

The white wolf comes near his brother and smells him, growling, and then, he starts to howl.

Asvarour makes one step back, scared, and can only look at Eirik.

The sound from white wolf's howling is shaking the forest, like a death song of pain.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE -- MORNING

Asvarour enters in the house and keeps the door open so Eirik can enter, holding in his arms Runolf's dead body.

ASVAROUR

What the hell...

For a moment, they just stop. In front of the door, looking terrified around.

Everything is destroyed, broken, nothing is at his place, the windows are turned into pieces, and the floor is covered with blood.

ASVAROUR

Mom! Grandpa!

EIRIK

Asvarour! Wait!

But, Asvarour run and arrive in the big living room. He stops, and breath hard. It's even worse here, blood covers everything, all the room is destroyed, and on the floor, Aator is dying.

ASVAROUR

Grandpa!

Asvarour run and knees near his grandfather. This one is wounded, every part of his body is bleeding.

AATOR

Asvarour...

ASVAROUR

Grandpa! What happened here? Where is my mother?

AATOR

They took her... Asvarour, they kidnap your mother.

ASVAROUR

What? Who?

AATOR

I don't know, his face was covered by a black cape, but he is so powerful... so fast... and so dangerous.

ASVAROUR

A single person did all this?

AATOR

No. He had with him almost 20 warriors, Tarja killed all of them.

ASVAROUR

Was my mother hunting again?

AATOR

Yes. After 20 years, Tarja turned into a wolf and kill them all... all excepting that one.

ASVAROUR

Thomas! How about Thomas?

AATOR

He is safe.

In the room enters Eirik, with Runolf in his arm.

EIRIK

Grandpa!

Eirik put Runolf on the floor and go near his grandpa. Scared, with big eyes, Aator start to cry, shaking.

AATOR

Runolf... my son...

EIRIK

Grandpa! What happened here?

AATOR

Runolf... he... he is... why is this smell around my Runolf? Tell me... please... tell me...

EIRIK

Grandpa, Runolf is dead...

AATOR

No... No...

Aator cry and try to arrive near his nephew, Eirik makes a step back and a tear fall from his eyes.

AATOR

No! No, my Runolf! Noo.... no...

Wounded, bleeding on the floor, Aator arrives near Runolf and caught him into his arms, screaming of pain.

ASVAROUR

Eirik, my mother was kidnapped.

EIRIK

What?

ASVAROUR

Everyone around us is dying, and I can't do anything to protect them.

EIRIK

Your mother can't be dead. She is too powerful.

ASVAROUR

I know... they won't kill her.

EIRIK

What do you want to say?

ASVAROUR

Don't you understand? They are doing everything possible to catch the arctic wolf... they know that we will go to find her... all this is just a game.

Asvarour is shaking, he is so angry. Breathing hard, he growls and punch the wall. His eyes are yellow.

AATOR

Asvarour! You are a wolf, act like one. Control yourself.

But for the young wolf, it seems impossible, slowly, he is still growling.

EIRIK

Asvarour!

Asvarour is still breathing hard, he is trying to calm down, his eyes turns dark, but then yellow again.

Aator let on the floor Runolf's dead body and come closer.

AATOR

It was a time when your mother was one of the most dangerous wolves I ever know. Listen to me, Saviour, who is after her, is too powerful for you. You are too young. Please, don't get involved in it. You might get killed.

ASVAROUR

You think that I don't have the courage to fight?

Looking at his grandpa, in his eyes is only hate.

AATOR

Asvarour, courage isn't about having the strength or perseverance to go on... it's about going on when you don't have the strength but only the sheer will to live.

ASVAROUR

What that suppose to means?

AATOR

Live! Accept things are they are. Tarja was trying all her life to keep you safe, away from those people. Let her deal with it.

EIRIK

But grandpa, what she can do? Look around you... all you can see is blood... the blood of our family.

Asvarour growls, and breath hard. Feeling sick, he touch the wall with his hand and close his eyes.

ASVAROUR

Eirik, one of us is the arctic wolf. If is me, I will kill them all, until last one. They will pay for everything... but if is you... promise me that you will save my mother.

EIRIK

What?

ASVAROUR

Don't act like that. Those people are playing with us and I hate it. We have to fight back... we must kill them.

ELIZABETH

And how exactly you want to do it?

They all look-back and see that Elizabeth, escorted by Isidor just came inside. She take a look at Rolf's dead body and then, she come closer.

AATOR

Elizabeth!

ELIZABETH

Good morning, Aator!

ASVAROUR

What are you doing here?

ELIZABETH

I see that you have your mother's character.

Asvarour becomes even more angry and violently growls. His eyes turn yellow.

EIRIK

Asvarour! No!

ELIZABETH

Calm down, little wolf, I'm not here to fight with you.

EIRIK

What do you want?

ELIZABETH

One of you too is the arctic wolf. I'm here to protect you.

ASVAROUR

We don't need your protection.

ELIZABETH

Really?

AATOR

Elizabeth! Let my family in peace.

ELIZABETH

Look around you old man, your family is dead. Let's not make the same mistake as 20 years ago.

AATOR

How dare you?

ELIZABETH

Tarja was kidnaped and take to Vatican.

ASVAROUR

What? What do you know about it? Tell me, What do you have to do with all of this?

Asvarour attack Elizabeth, but Isidor hit him on the floor.

EIRIK

Asvarour!

ELIZABETH

Isidor does not need for this. Tell me, little wolf, do you need a mirror so you can realize how young you are? What do you think you are doing? For the love of all Gods, you are a wolf, you might be the arctic wolf... act like one.

ASVAROUR

If I will hear it again, I will get sick.

ELIZABETH

I don't know if your mother ever told you about him... but Vreth is dead.

AATOR

What?

ELIZABETH

You are surprised, Aator...

ASVAROUR

How the hell is this Vreth?

 

AATOR

He was the most powerful wolf that I ever met, and the oldest one... he was the spirit of the northern light.

ASVAROUR

I thought that is the arctic wolf.

AATOR

He was more than...

ELIZABETH

Now you can imagine how dangerous Arianna is.

AATOR

She couldn't kill him... It's impossible.

ELIZABETH

Actually, she did it with her own hands. I just received a letter from Vatican one hour ago. The situation is getting worse... and looking around... I guess I was right.

AATOR

By killing Vreth, the war will start.

ELIZABETH

I was trying to warn you all this time, but you doesn't listen to me, and now, Tarja might get killed.

ASVAROUR

Don't even dare to speak about her.

ELIZABETH

Listen to me, little wolf, we have to find that girl.

ASVAROUR

Why? So you can kill her?

ELIZABETH

Yes. She has to die so one of you too might become the arctic wolf.

EIRIK

Never. I won't let you kill that child. She is innocent.

Elizabeth makes a step and takes a closer look to Eirik. She is looking at his eyes for few minutes, then, when she want to touch his face, he catch her hand.

EIRIK

At what are you looking?

For another few minutes, she just looks into his eyes, with a mad smile on her face, then, she says something in an old language, looking at Aator.

The old man raises his hand and looks in vain with his empty eyes. So scared, so worried.

Elizabeth makes one step close to Asvarour, but this one starts to growls, so she stops.

ELIZABETH

No one can deceive the eyes of a wolf. They always know...

ASVAROUR

You are crazy!

ELIZABETH

You should respect me.

ASVAROUR

I always say respect is for those who deserve it, not for those who demand it.

ELIZABETH

Indeed, it is...

Elizabeth starts to walk in the room.

ELIZABETH

She will die soon, and then, another day will be over... the darkness will come.

AATOR

Why do you want so bad to involve my family in this war? They are innocent.

ELIZABETH

Don't you understand, old man? Arianna won't stop until everyone is dead. She wants a war against Alessio, and for that... she will do everything to win. Open your eyes, don't you see that I'm trying only to help you? Aator, I'm not your enemy.

ASVAROUR

I don't trust you.

ELIZABETH

But you need me if you want to see your mother alive. You need me. If you are the arctic wolf, you might be stronger, but it doesn't make you more powerful... you don't know them...

ASVAROUR

Who?

ELIZABETH

Everyone from Vatican... you can trust no one. They are old, and powerful... but most of them are dangerous.

ASVAROUR

Good. What makes you think that I'm afraid?

ELIZABETH

You should be, little wolf. If a wolf like Vreth was killed, you don't have any chance. So... if you want to see your mother alive and to save your brother... you must become the arctic wolf. Let that girl die for you...

ASVAROUR

I still can't trust you, you know more than you tell us... but I will come with you... for mom...

AATOR

Asvarour! No!

ASVAROUR

I have to.

My mom sacrificed everything for us, everything to keep this family safe... is my duty to do all that I can to save her and Thomas.

Elizabeth is looking careful at Asvarour, but his eyes are dark, an empty look which hides everything, who don't show nothing.

ASVAROUR

I don't care if I'm the arctic wolf or not, I'm still going to bring my mom back.

ELIZABETH

Don't be stupid. If you are not the arctic wolf, is nothing you can do. Vatican is not a place for kids.

Asvarour growls and jump over Elizabeth, catch her by the neck and hit her to the wall.

ASVAROUR

Say it again, and I will kill you.

ISIDOR

Just dare to try!

ELIZABETH

Isidor! Back off! Now!

Elizabeth stands up and looks at Asvarour.

ELIZABETH

Not too much time ago I did warn Tarja, and she doesn't listen to me... now she might be dead. Think careful, and make a decision. This is not a joke. This is war, and only the powerful ones will win. Join me, and save your family... or go on your own... and die...

Elizabeth walks away, but near Runolf's body, she stops.

ELIZABETH

I will be in the forest when the night will come. I will go hunting those creatures and find the girl... I will expect for the both of you to be there... let's see, Asvarour, if you are the arctic wolf... or maybe not...

Elizabeth leaves the house, and Isidor follows her without saying nothing.

AATOR

Asvarour...

ASVAROUR

Grandpa, what should I do?

AATOR

I already told you, this battle is not for you.

ASVAROUR

My mom is there, my brother is dying and all my family is gone... this is my battle... Eirik, I won't for you to come with me, but I will never forgive you if you don't...

EIRIK

Asvarour... did you really trust what that woman said?

ASVAROUR

Of course not. I don't trust her, but I will fight... still if she does just a small thing wrong... I will kill her.

Asvarour wants to leave upstairs, but at the middle, he stops.

ASVAROUR

Eirik, you might be the arctic wolf... and if it's true, promise me that you will fight. If you need to, kill everyone... but, please... save my mom and Thomas.

Then, Asvarour goes upstairs.

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EXT. FOREST -- NIGHT

In the forest, Elizabeth is looking at the sky. The snow has stopped and now, the full moon can be seen in the black sky.

Isidor comes closer with a halberd in his hand.

ISIDOR

My lady, do you think that they will come?

ELIZABETH

I'm sure of that.

ISIDOR

I don't trust them.

ELIZABETH

You don't have to trust them, never forget for what we are here. One step wrong, and we are both dead.

ISIDOR

This thing is getting too dangerous, my lady... what will happen to us if he will loose...

ELIZABETH

Never. Vreth is dead, and he is too powerful, is impossible for him to loose. Trust me, Isidor, we are on the right side.

Elizabeth stands up, make a step and then wait. She smile, when, from the forest Eirik and Asvarour come.

ELIZABETH

You are late! I was waiting for you.

ASVAROUR

I just wasn't sure if I should come or not.

ELIZABETH

And with all this, you are still here.

ASVAROUR

I'm here for Jorunn.

Elizabeth smile.

ELIZABETH

No! You are here to find out if you are not the arctic wolf. You are here only for revenge... for power.

Asvarour growls and wants to make a step, but Eirik holds him.

EIRIK

Asvarour! Stop this! You should keep your angry for ...

But Eirik can't speak anymore. He feels like everything around him is falling. His nose is bleeding and his ears start to hurt him.

ASVAROUR

Eirik? Are you all right? Eirik?

Elizabeth comes closer.

Eirik almost fall, but Asvarour catches him.

ASVAROUR

Eirik! Look at me! Eirik?

Eirik's pain is too big for him. His ears hurt him even more. He starts to scream and in the end, he knees on the snow.

Yelling, he covers his ears with his hands.

ASVAROUR

Eirik? Eirik!

Scared, Asvarour is looking at Elizabeth, but she smile.

ASVAROUR

Why are you smiling like that? Do something! Help him!

ELIZABETH

The cold will kill her, and soon, she won't feel anything anymore.

ASVAROUR

What?

ELIZABETH

Look at the moon...

ASVAROUR

Are you crazy?

ELIZABETH

When the moon will touch the middle of the sky, the arctic wolf will be able to hear the cry of the flower.

Breathing hard, scared, Asvarour raises his eyes and look at the full moon, then at Elizabeth, and then at Eirik.'

ASVAROUR

Eirik... he is... the arctic wolf!

ELIZABETH

A young boy with blue eyes and golden, in the night with full moon, will become the white wolf with red eyes.

ASVAROUR

Impossible!

ELIZABETH

Eirik! Kill Jorunn, kill the flower and become the alpha!

Eirik is yelling, but his screams turn into powerful growls, and then a howl.

Asvarour stands up and makes a step back. Eirik turns into a white wolf and run.

ASVAROUR

No! Eirik!

ELIZABETH

The flower is yelling his name. He will get us to Jorunn. Is time to go! Isidor, you know what to do!

ISIDOR

Yes! Good luck, my lady!

Isidor gives the halberd to Elizabeth, then, he runs in the opposite direction.

Under the full moon, on the snow, Eirik run faster like never before.

He jump over a fallen tree and then keep running.

Is cold outside, so cold and the wind starts to blow. No star can be seen, only the full moon.

The white wolf arrives in the place where Eljar first meets Jorunn.

Now, there are around one hundred hunters, and Jorunn is on the ground, bleeding, wounded so bad, almost disfigured.

Her heart beat so slowly, but now, she raise her eyes and see Eirik.

JORUNN

Eirik...

Looking at him, at his eyes, now she knows. Now she can feel him. She understands that he is the arctic wolf.

JORUNN

Eirik... kill me!

The hunters come closer and take a position to attack. Eirik starts to growls.

In the closer tree, that stranger appears and look down to them. So quiet, in silence, he looks at the white wolf.

STRANGER

I was waiting for you! Prince of the wolves...

Eirik is fast and powerful, faster than usual. He kills overtimes when he attack, trying to arrive near Jorunn.

Running, Elizabeth and Asvarour appears.

ASVAROUR

Eirik!

ELIZABETH

Be careful, little wolf! This battle is not a place for kids.

Asvarour is growling.

One hunter attacks them, but Elizabeth cut his head off.

ELIZABETH

Just... try to stay alive!

Yelling, Elizabeth enters in the middle of the fight. His eyes are yellow, but she doesn't turn into a wolf. She fights, killing the hunters with the halberd.

Asvarour turns into a wolf and breaks the body of the hunter that almost kill him.

Blood split on the snow.

Dead bodies everywhere on the ground.

Yelling, screaming of pain, the hunters are killed in the worse way possible. The two wolves are angry, the are hunting violently.

Asvarour can't control his fury anymore, he turns into a beast, thirsty of blood.

The hunter attacks him, but he kills them all. Some of them hurt him, injured his body, but he is acting like he can't feel the pain anymore.

In his yellow eyes, only hate can be seen.

STRANGER

Interesting...

From the tree, the stranger jumps on the ground. For few seconds, he only looks at the brown wolf, then, he appears near him.

The wolf wants to break the body of one hunter with his claws, but he is hit by the ground, so powerful.

Growling, he look at the stranger, and stand up.

Around him, the hunters bow their head in front of the stranger.

STRANGER

You are powerful, little wolf, but I can't let you become a predator!

Asvarour attack, but he is hit again by the ground. It happened so fast, he doesn't even have time to realize it.

STRANGER

Someday you might become a predator, and I can't let it happened. Is not my nature to kill innocent people... but I can't let anyone to stay in my way.

Asvarour is growling. The stranger knees near him.

STRANGER

Forgive me that I had to kill all your family, but it was the only way I could find the arctic wolf.

Asvarour becomes, even more, angry, growling, he hit the stranger with his claws.

Under the cape, he bleeds, but after that, so fast, the stranger rip the heart out of the brown wolf's chest.

JORUNN

No! Asvarour! No!

Hearing such a scream, Eirik stops for a second and looking back, he see the stranger with Asvarour's heart in his hand.

The white wolf howls, so powerful, around him, the hunters make one step back.

In the middle of the fight, Elizabeth stops and look scared at him.

Jorunn is crying, so wounded, with all her body bleeding, with her bones broken, she is trying to stand up.

The stranger let the bleeding heart to fall on the ground, then, he look again at the white wolf, and then, he just disappears in the night.

JORUNN

Eirik!

Eirik howls and growls. More angry than never before. He attack every hunter and kill them.

With his claws breaking their bodies and scratching their flesh.

Like a beast, he kills everything in his way, in a blood rage. In his madness, he attacks overtimes.

Alone against almost 100 hunters, Eirik fight, killing as much as possible. But they manage to hurt him.

He falls to the ground and spit blood.

JORUNN

No! Eirik!

Jorunn stands up and wants to come closer, but one of the hunters hit her so bad, that she fall on her knees, screaming in pain.

Around four hunters are running to get her. Eirik sees it and growling, he stands up.

So violent, he kill everything around and arrive near Jorunn, breaking the flesh of the hunters who want to kill her with his claws and fangs.

JORUNN

Eirik...

The wolf looks at her and comes closer. In that moment, with her eyes full of tears, she hugs the beast.

JORUNN

Please, kill me! Become the arctic wolf and revenge your family. Don't let Asvarour's death be in vain.

EIRIK (V.O.)

Jorunn, can you understand me?

Crying, she looks at the wolf.

JORUNN

Yes...

EIRIK (V.O.)

Don't be scared! You are the flower of the moon, I will protect you. Even if it will be the last thing I will do, no one will die anymore.

The hunters attack them, but growling so angry, Eirik kills them.

JORUNN

No! My time is over, Eirik! I was born from the sea, under the full moon, only to find you... so, in the end, I can die for you. Please, kill me... become the legend. Eirik!

Eirik kills one hunter, then, he looks at Jorunn.

He stand on the snow, on her knees, bleeding, crying.

EIRIK (V.O.)

Never! I can't kill you.

JORUNN

Don't you understand? This is my destiny... no one can change it. Is my duty to let you become an alpha.

EIRIK (V.O.)

I don't want to become an alpha like that. Not by killing innocent souls.

JORUNN

Eirik! I'm not a human, my soul will always belong to the moon. Every night when you will howl, I will be there for you... at every full moon, I will wait for you.

Eirik fight and kill four hunters, breaking their bodies into pieces.

JORUNN

Eirik!

Jorunn's nose start to bleed.

JORUNN

Eirik! Please, I don't have too much time. Please, let my spirit be free, so I can live forever. Eirik!

The white wolf looks at her and sees that she is dying.

JORUNN

To look in their eyes forever imprints your heart. To hear their howl forever marks your soul. I'm proud that I could find you, my arctic wolf.

Jorunn smile looking at Eirik.

EIRIK (V.O.)

What is happening to you?

JORUNN

I'm dying, Eirik! A flower can't leave after she finds her wolf. Please, don't let me die like that, my spirit will never be free...

EIRIK (V.O.)

I can't kill you!

JORUNN

You have to. Please, do it! Eirik, it is my destiny, is nothing to be sad. You have to become an alpha, so I can live forever. A flower is the infinity of the wolf spirit.

Hunters are still fighting, attacking Eirik, and Elizabeth can't hold them anymore.

ELIZABETH

Eirik! What the hell are you waiting for! Do it!

Eirik looks at Elizabeth and growls, but he sees that she fight, she is doing everything that she can to keep the hunters away, so he can have time.

JORUNN

Eirik!

Jorunn breath hard and split blood. The wolf grows, so sad... so deep... then, he walks close to her.

JORUNN

Don't let them use you, don't kill for revenge! Fight for what is right! And please... don't forget my name.

Crying, Jorunn closes her eyes. Eirik is looking at her, but without doing nothing.

Soon, she breathe hard, open her eyes and want to scream, but she doesn't have the power to do it. She raise her hand and want to touch the wolf.

Eirik growls angry, then, looking into her eyes for few second, he jump over her and bite her neck.

The white wolf kills her, eating her body.

Elizabeth is fighting, but now, she smile.

Eirik makes one step back. He feels like he can't breathe anymore. He fall on his knees and turn into a human.

He screams of pain.

Yelling how loud possible, he look at the full moon, screaming, crying, and his blue eyes turn yellow, then blue again.

He screams again, feeling like all his body is dying. His eyes turn red, and then, he becomes the white wolf again.

His scream of pain is now a powerful growling. He looks at the full moon, his eyes are red, and now.... he howls.

No hunter can fight anymore, they are all looking at him. Elizabeth breath hard, and the halberd falls from her hand. She is so scared. One tear falls from her eyes.

The howling of the arctic wolf is shaking all the forest.

Is like the most powerful sound ever heard. Eirik howls one more time, then, he makes one step.

Looking at the hunters, with his red eyes, he growls. So angry, so violent... then... he attack.

The hunters are fighting back, but he is more powerful, faster, and much stronger.

He kills everyone, every soul in his way.

He break their bodies, scratch the flesh and break their bones. He eats them alive. All of them, until the last one.

Into a blood rage, the white wolf becomes the beast.

He breathes hard, looking at Elizabeth and growls.

Around him is only blood and death.

Eirik pass near Elizabeth and she make one step back, without saying nothing, but he growls.

She is so scared, that she can't say anything anymore.

Eirik arrives near Asvarour's dead body, gently touch him, then, he howls.

Looking at the full moon, the arctic wolf is howling.

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EXT. HOUSE -- MORNING

Is not snowing anymore, but is cold... so cold.

Aator is outside, on a bench, writing. Eirik is coming, wounded, with his body covered by the hunter's blood. His eyes look empty.

AATOR

Eirik? Is that you?

EIRIK

Grandpa... you should stay inside. It's cold.

Aator stands up and goes near his grandson.

AATOR

Eirik... you are crying...

EIRIK

Asvarour is dead.

AATOR

My God...

EIRIK

I couldn't save him. They were so powerful...

ELIZABETH

Stop blaming yourself. It's not your fault.

Elizabeth and Isidor come closer.

AATOR

And the girl? Where is Jorunn?

EIRIK

She's dead.

AATOR

But... that means...

ELIZABETH

Yes, old man. You are right, your grandson, Eirik is the arctic wolf.

AATOR

Eirik, you are an alpha.

ELIZABETH

Oh, please, this is so pathetic. Aator, you should expect this, and Eirik, stop crying like a child, you are an alpha! We don't have time for this things... hurry up, it's time to go.

AATOR

Go where? My grandson is not going anywhere with you.

ELIZABETH

Eirik, you are the arctic wolf, it's your right to fight. You must come with us...

isidor

Also, Tarja is there, she need you. Eirik, you are her last hope...

ELIZABETH

I will wait for you inside. We need to figure out a plan... hurry up.

Elizabeth and Isidor go inside.

AATOR

Eirik!

EIRIK

Grandpa... I feel like my soul is dying. I feel scared, and week...

AATOR

A white wolf in a white forest, silent as a shadow, no one will know when he attack.

Eirik doesn't say anything, but he is crying. Aator touches his shoulder.

AATOR

If you want to go at Vatican I won't stop you, but once you are there, is no way to return. Think of that and make a decision, it's all up to you.

EIRIK

My aunt is there, she need me.

AATOR

Oh, no, Tarja is more powerful than you know. I'm sure that she will be fine... she will survive.

EIRIK

I failed everyone. They are all dead and I couldn't do anything to protect them... Jorunn is dead because of me...

AATOR

This is her destiny... she was born to find you, so in the end, she can die for you. Eirik... you are more than you can imagine. My son, you are a legend. Don't let them use you. This would be a sin...

EIRIK

As Elizabeth said, it's a war started, and soon a river of blood will fall. I promised to Asvarour that I will bring back his mother... and I will.

AATOR

What you want, Eirik, it's revenge.

EIRIK

Maybe is time for revenge, for my parents, for my uncle, my brother and my cousin... for what they did to you, to Thomas... to my aunt... and to me.

AATOR

Eirik... You don't know them. It's too dangerous. Let's Tarja solve this problem.

EIRIK

No. They want to use me, they want me to fight on their side, and for that, all my family was killed... such a thing...

I will never forgive. I don't trust Elizabeth, but I will go with her...

Crying, for a moment, Eirik just breath, without saying nothing.

EIRIK

They were trying to hunt an arctic wolf, and now... they will feel the fury of a true loup group.

AATOR

Eirik... don't...

EIRIK

Grandpa, please, take care of Thomas... he might be the last wolf alive from this family...

And then, Eirik go inside.

AATOR

Eirik... no...

Aator is crying. He makes few steps, looking at the sky, even that for him is impossible to see.

AATOR

Athils, please, forgive me that I couldn't protect your children. One of them is dead... and the other one, he might be the arctic wolf... but for that... he's dead by inside... my grandson... that Eirik that I used to know... is dead.

Aator is still crying.

AATOR

We don't know anything, and probably we will never know.

With his walking stick, Aator goes inside the house.

Behind him, on the morning sky, the aurora borealis appears.

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