Playing the Demon the Musical (Dusk's Challenge)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Tiberius and Hunter/Isabella have been trying to figure out who the mysterious Spaceman is. Isabella has a belief that he knows the whereabouts of her father. But the closer she seems to get to solving the mystery, the more Spaceman reminds her of her father. And then the secret was out...

Here's Playing the Demon set to Mr. Roboto by Styx

***Originally, in my mind. There were some musical scenes for this TV show. We'll see if they make it or not.

Submitted: September 25, 2009

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Playing the Demon the Musical
 
Scene
 
INT. ROOM (TIBERIUS + RAFAELLO’S APARTMENT)-NIGHT
Isabella sits on a couch blankly staring at a couch before watching mist curl across the floor. It creeps toward her. Slowly she stands up cocking her head to the side a little bit. 
 
ISABELLA
What’s going on in there?
TIBERIUS (O.S)
Nothing! I swear!
 
Tiberius runs out of the kitchen in the mist and stands there smiling at her. Isabella shakes her head and looks at the ground as the mist starts to become thicker.  There’s a dream-like feel to everything that is happening. Gradually, she moves toward him running her hand through the mist.
 
ISABELLA
Do you know those moments? Where it feels like you’re
awake. But you’re almost a hundred percent sure you’re
still asleep?
 
TIBERIUS
Maybe.
 
ISABELLA
What’s going on in there?
 
TIBERIUS
You’re not allowed to see yet!
 
 
Isabella giggles a bit pushing him to the side before running into the kitchen. The mist is so thick that it’s almost impossible to see what is happening inside the room.
 
TIBERIUS (O.S)
No! It was going to be a surprise since I know how
upset you were about everything earlier.
 
 
Isabella just stands there as a mysterious song starts to play. 
Mr. Roboto by Styx begins to play from the beginning.
She shakes her head and crosses her arms over her chest as she looks around the kitchen. In some places, the mist starts to thin allowing her to see that there are little robot-dolls that are a little too much like “It’s a Small World” all over the room. At first they are still. Slowly, one by one, they look up at her while she stands there.
ROBOT-DOLLS
(sings)
Domo Arigoto, Mrs. Roboto.
 
LEFT SIDE ROBOT-DOLLS
(sings)
Domo Arigoto, Mrs. Roboto.
 
RIGHT SIDE ROBOT-DOLLS
(sings)
Mata ahoo Hima de
LEFT SIDE ROBOT DOLLS
Domo Arigoto, Mrs. Roboto
 
RIGHT SIDE ROBOT-DOLLS
Himitsue wo Shiri tai.
 
TIME CUT TO: A FEW HOURS EARLIER
INT. UNKNOWN BUILDING HALLWAY-TWILIGHT
Hunter runs through a hallway with her crossbow prepared to follow while Tiberius follows her with guns prepared to attack, too. They are a team. She comes to a sudden stop pointing at him, signaling to lean against a wall. The two drop out of sight as Spaceman enters. He stands there looking from left to right knowing where they are.
 
SPACEMAN
(sings)
You’re wondering who I am.
 
HUNTER
(sings)
Secret, secret, you’ve got a secret.
SPACEMAN
(sings)
Machine or mannequin?
 
TIBERIUS
(sings)
Secret, secret, he’s got a secret.
SPACEMAN
(sings)
With parts made in Japan.
 
ISABELLA TIBERIUS
(sings) (sings)
Secret, secret, you’ve got a secret. Secret, secret ,he’s got a secret.
SPACEMAN
(sings)
I am the modern man.
 
 
Hunter steps out of her hiding place as she stares at Spaceman. Her crossbow drops to the ground as she approaches him still in her superhero costume.
 
HUNTER
(sings)
I’ve got a secret, I’ve been hiding under my skin.
 
TIBERIUS
Hunter!
 
 
HUNTER
(sings)
My heart is human, my blood is boiling.
SPACEMAN
My brain I.B.M., so if you see me acting strangely
don’t be surprised.
 
Tiberius continues to remain leaning against the wall while Spaceman and Hunter approach each other.
HUNTER TIBERIUS + SPACEMAN
(sings) (sings)
I’m just a woman who needed someone. I’m just a man who needed someone.
And somewhere to hide. And somewhere to hide.
To keep me alive, just keep me alive. To keep me alive, just keep me alive.
Somewhere to hide to keep me alive. Somewhere to hide to keep me alive.
HUNTER
(sings)
I’m not a robot without emotions, I’m not what
you see.
HUNTER + SPACEMAN
(sings)
I’ve come to help you, with your problems so everybody
can be free.
 
 
 
HUNTER
(sings)
I’m not a hero.
SPACEMAN
(sings)
I’m not a savior.
HUNTER + SPACEMAN
(sings)
Forget what you know.
 
SPACEMAN
(sings)
I’m just a man whose circumstances went beyond
his control.
 
HUNTER
(sings)
Beyond your control, we all need control.
 
 
Tiberius swiftly steps out loading bullets into his weapon, they snap into place as he walks up to stand behind Hunter while looking at Spaceman trying to act like a threat.
 
TIBERIUS
(sings)
You need control, we all need control
HUNTER TIBERIUS + SPACEMAN
(sings) (sings)
I am the modern woman. I am the modern man.
Secret, secret you’ve got a secret. Secret, secret I’ve/he’s got a secret.
Who hides behind a mask Who hides behind a mask
Secret, secret you’ve got a secret. Secret, secret I’ve/he’s got a secret.
So no one else can see So no one else can see
Secret, secret you’ve got a secret. Secret, secret I’ve/he’s got a secret
My true identity My true identity
 
The song has no words to this part, it almost sounds as if there are explosions. Highlighters enter the hallway from everywhere firing at Tiberius and Hunter. Spaceman stands there, it appears that he is laughing by the way his chest moves. Both Tiberius and Hunter fling themselves to the side while they are being shot at. Slowly, Spaceman stops laughing staring at them as bullets start to riddle the wall.
 
 
LEFT SIDE HILIGHTERS
(sings)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.
 
RIGHT SIDE HILIGHTERS
(sings)
Domo, Domo
LEFT SIDE HIGHLIGHTERS
(sings)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.
 
RIGHT SIDE HIGHLIGHTERS
(sings)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.
LEFT SIDE HIGHLIGHTERS
(sings)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.
 
RIGHT SIDE HIGHLIGHTERS
(sings)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.
HIGHLIGHTERS
(sings)
Domo Argiato, Mr. Roboto.
 
 
Suddenly, while they are singing this part, Spaceman starts to attack them tearing guns away while knocking them unconscious. Tiberius darts across the room to where Hunter is. Soon Spaceman joins them after the last ‘Domo Arigoto’ sung by the Highlighters who are now all unconscious.
 
HUNTER
(sings)
Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto.
TIBERIUS
(sings)
For doing the jobs that nobody wants to do.
 
HUNTER + TIBERIUS
(sings)
And thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
HUNTER TIBERIUS
(sings) (sings)
For helping me escape. For helping us escape.
 
HUNTER + TIBERIUS
(sings)
Just when I needed to, thank you, thank you, thank you
I want to thank you, please thank you oooooh…
 
TIBERIUS
(sings)
The problem is plain to see
 
HUNTER
(sings)
Too much technology.
 
TIBERIUS + HUNTER
(sings)
Machines to save our lives
 
 
SPACEMAN
(sings)
Machines de-humanize, the time has come at last…
HUNTER
(sings)
Secret, secret, you’ve got a secret
 
SPACEMAN (CON’T)
(sings)
To throw away this mask…
TIBERIUS
(sings)
Secret, secret he’s got a secret
 
SPACEMAN (CON’T)
(sings)
Now everyone can see.
HUNTER TIBERIUS
(sings) (sings)
Secret, secret you’ve got a secret. Secret, secret he’s got a secret.
SPACEMAN (CON’T)
(sings)
My true identity…
 
 
He pulls off the helmet that he always wears and faces them revealing his true face. It is Nolan.
 
 
NOLAN
(sings)
I’m Nolan, Nolan, Nolan, Nolan
CUT TO BLACK
INT. BEDROOM (TIBERIUS + RAFAELLO’S APARTMENT)-NIGHT
Abruptly, Isabella sits up in her bed grabbing onto her head waiting for a few seconds, biting her lip to hold back a scream. Tiberius rushes into her room, throwing open the door but stops in the doorway.
 
TIBERIUS
What’s wrong?
 
ISABELLA
I just had a nightmare.
 
TIBERIUS
About what?
 
ISABELLA
We were all singing.
 
TIBERIUS
Was I any good?
 
ISABELLA
Possibly. It was a dream though.
 
TIBERIUS
That’s it? People singing these days is considered a nightmare.
 
ISABELLA
Have you ever heard yourself sing.
 
TIBERIUS
No need to insult me. I’m leaving.
 
 
He exits the room closing the door shut and she just sits there.
 
ISABELLA
(whispers)
No…the real nightmare was the fact my dad is a villain.
 
She lies down again and stares at the bleak ceiling before rolling onto her side trying to fall asleep hearing echoes from Spaceman/Nolan singing about his identity.
 
NOLAN
(sings)
I’m Nolan, Nolan, Nolan, Nolan….
End


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