Absolution --Scene Fourteen: It's Time to Save the Universe

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: July 12, 2009

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Submitted: July 12, 2009

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SCENE FOURTEEN
 
INT. BALLROOM-NIGHT
 

Zachary and Storm are still dancing. He swings her around and she scoots out across the dance floor while clinging to his hand. Just before he is able to pull her back Kade grabs her by the arm glowering at him. Kade pulls her free and turns her so she cannot look into Zachary’s beautiful eyes.

 
 
KADE
What are you doing?
 
STORM
Swimming. What does it look like I’m doing?
 
KADE

Oh ha ha you’re so goddamn hilarious!

 
STORM

What’s gotten into you?

 
KADE
Nothing! I’m anxious.
 
STORM

Look I’m dancing with Zachary so please…

 
KADE

Can I dance with you?

 
ZACHARY

Raven, his he bothering you?

 
STORM
Yes.
 
ZACHARY

Then let’s move somewhere else. I was

starting to get hungry.

 
 

Zachary pulls Storm away from Kade and tries to bring her away yet she stands there gazing at Kade. She’s puzzled. It’s obvious because it’s painted all over her face. She starts to brush her hair out of her face ignoring the fact she might ruin the wig.

 
 
ZACHARY
Raven? Raven?
 
 

When she does not answer, he pushes her behind himself and comes face to face with Kade.

 
 
ZACHARY

Look buster

 
KADE
Buster? What’s that supposed to mean? Where are

we the 1950’s? That’s like centuries ago. Update!

People don’t talk that way anymore.

 
ZACHARY

Look, I don’t want to see you messing with, Raven,

here. Got that? Because if you do, you’ll be sorry.
 
KADE

By what?

 
ZACHARY

You’ll see.

 
KADE

Well I want to know now so I can consider taking the

risk. But it’s a guarantee that I’ll win. You have no

idea what I’m capable of.

 
ZACHARY
You have know idea what I’m capable of.
 
KADE

A few punches and a few kicks. You’ll sock me in the

jaw, kick me in the stomach. What else? You’re just

a pretty rich boy.

 
ZACHARY

What and you aren’t?

 
KADE

I’m actually Raven’s retarded cow keeper.

 
ZACHARY

What does that even me?

 
KADE

I have no idea but it got your attention.

 
ZACHARY

No it did…

 
 

Before he can finish, Kade punches him in the face almost knocking him out. But he manages to punch out a tooth. All he does is stand there looking down at Zachary before looking up at Storm with a broad smile on his face. He cleans the blood off his hand before stepping over Zachary’s body.

 
 
KADE

May I escort you, Miss Raven?

 
STORM

You dickface.

 
KADE
Dickface?
 
STORM
Yeah! I hate you! Idiot! Dickface! Asshole!
Whatever! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
 
KADE

Um wow. I feel so…hurt.

 
 

Storm slaps him across the face before storming off. Everybody stares at them. Kade stands there rubbing the back of his head as his cheeks turn bright red, which is obvious even with the mask still on. Roulette slips out of the crowd with her two dogs. She nods to him. Both of the dogs walk over to him and sit beside him. She waves her hands in the air creating symbols and Kade nods. He walks off in the direction Storm went off in with the dogs walking beside him.

 
EXT. BALCONY
 

Storm leans against the marble banister of the balcony as Kade comes up behind her.

 
 
KADE
Sorry.
 
STORM

Shut up.

 
KADE

I didn’t realize you really liked him.

 
STORM

I used to know him in another life. Back when

Savannah was still alive. He took care of me

when everybody else ignore med. He had faith

in me when everybody beat me down. I’ll never

be anything like my dad…and he knows that and

he accepts that.

 
KADE

Well how was I supposed to know that?!

 
STORM

Read my mind or some crazy shit like that.

 
KADE

I didn’t like seeing you with another guy.

 
STORM

Oh what are you now? The protective

brother?
 
KADE

Is that how you see me? The brother?

 
STORM

Um yeah sure I guess. Yeah. Kade. You’re

now my brother. A big protective brother who’ll

never let me live my life. Congrats. I love you.

 
KADE

I don’t want to be your brother.

 
STORM

So you want to be my friend? You can’t be my

boyfriend. That’d be a kneeslapper. Ha. You and

me a couple, in love. Hilarious. No. And oh my gosh…

Zachary. I love him, Kade, I love him so much. 
 
KADE

Too bad. He’s one of them.

 
STORM

I don’t understand.

 
KADE

Doesn’t matter. We have a car to steal.

 
STORM

You steal it yourself.

 
KADE

But I need you!

 
STORM

I want to go home.

 
KADE

But Savannah I…

 
 

Storm slides her feet across the ground as she backs away towards the ballroom leaving Kade standing there alone in the night. He shakes his head and backs up, too. Slowly, he climbs up onto the banister and salutes her before stepping off. Not once does Storm move to run after her. (Pioneer to the Falls by Placebo starts to play here. The somber tone really helps set the scene for everything.) Storm turns around and walks back into the ballroom.

 
INT. BALLROOM
 

She cuts across the room with the dogs chasing after her. They run past her going to Roulette who stands there gawking at her. Storm guards her face from her as she walks away trying to avoid any contact.

 
 
MUSIC
 

Show me the dirt pile
And I will pray that the soul can take
Three stowaways
And you vanish with no guile
And I will not pay
But the soul can wait
I felt you so much today

 
 

Soon Storm stops and scans the area. There’s no sign of Zachary. She walks up to somebody who is talking by where he once laid.

 
 
STORM

Where is Zachary?

 
MAN 1

He had police business. Something about a

guy stealing a car.

 
MAN 2

Oh yes it’s those misanthropes who travel

from planet to planet. Galaxy to galaxy stealing

old Gaian cars. It’s odd. But rumor has it that one

is some sort of mutant freak or alien. Scary. I hope

that monster isn’t hear.

 
MAN 1

People say he moves items with his mind.

 
MAN 2

Nobody was meant to have such power.

 
STORM

Um thanks.

 
 

She looks out at the balcony with fear glowing in her eyes. 

 
EXT. BALCONY
 

She runs out there grabbing onto some supplies that is well hidden behind a plant. She kicks the doors close before setting up some belaying equipment as if she is about to go rock climbing. Instead, she races forward leaping over the balcony’s edge.

 
INT. PARKING GARAGE
 

Kade wanders through a special parking garage until he finds a special car on display. A smile spreads across Kade’s face. He slowly slinks forward moving swiftly like an elf. There’s a pop behind him and he spins around on one heel with both hands shooting out. His palms are held in the air as if he’s making a stop sign. Before him is Zachary firing at him with many men behind him for back up.

 
 
ZACHARY
You!
 
KADE

Oh hey. I really missed your for that like oh

five minutes that just past.

 
ZACHARY

I’m going to kill you!

 
SOLDIER 1

Um sir. Those aren’t the orders.

 
KADE

Sorry boys but you’re not taking me alive.

 
SOLDIER 2

He’s going to kill himself!

 
KADE

Not quite. But you. Sorry. It’s a bad day.

 
 

The ground lurches a bit shaking knocking the men over as Kade stands there. His feet leave the ground a bit as he focuses on everything around them. The cars lift off the ground and start to swirl in the air. Everybody ducks trying to avoid the cars.  Zachary crawls forward throwing himself into Kade. All the cars drop. Nobody is hurt. Zachary pins Kade to the ground and grins at him.

 
 
ZACHARY

You have no idea what I’m capable of. I’ve been

trained to face you freaks! We’ve already caught

Roulette. She just doesn’t know it yet.
 
KADE

That doesn’t make sense.

 
 

He kicks Zachary off himself before punching him. He puts out a hand and a fun flies into it. Quickly, he cocks the weapon and points it at Zachary who has a weapon pointed at him.

 
 
ZACHARY

Let’s make this fair. You stop using your powers.

 
KADE

I’m like a pirate. I don’t play by the rules.

 
ZACHARY

You don’t have a choice.

 
 

Soldier 1 and 2 work together pulling out something that they throw into the ground. It’s some sort of cylinder that sparks up. Kade stands there staring at it but this is only a distraction. Zachary moves as fast as she can manage. He pulls out a small stun gun and uses it against Kade. He sends several volts of electricity through Kade. All the lights in the room explode and the ground starts to violently tremble as if there’s an earth quake. Again, the cars fly through the room. Kade falls to one knee. He grabs onto Zachary’s arm and tries to push the stun gun away from himself but slowly he is loosing more and more control. 

 

Storm comes up from behind with a shotgun. She is no longer wearing the wig but her dress is still on. She snaps everything into place and ignores that the building is crumbling around her as Kade struggles to control his abilities. Nobody looks at her. Even as she stalks forward with her dress flying behind her and her shoes hitting the ground.

 
 
STORM
(shouts)

Leave him alone, Zachary!

 
 

He looks up at her along with everybody else as she continues forward. She lifts the gun and pumps it once before firing it. The bullet tears through the windshield but she does nothing as she pumps it again and continues forward.

 
 
STORM
(shouts)

I said LEAVE HIM ALONE! Or do you not

understand what I’m saying?!

 
 

The stun gun falls from Zachary’s hand as he straightens his back.

 
 
ZACHARY
Savannah?
 
STORM

Am I not speaking English? Would you rather

Answer to my new friend here?

 
 

She fires another shot. This time a tire explodes and Zachary ducks out of the way. He stumbles forward signaling for all his men to stand down.

 
 
ZACHARY

You’re with this freak of nature?

 
STORM
Yeah. I am.
 
ZACHARY
But…
 
STORM

Leave him alone.

 
ZACHARY

I’m not here to hurt you.

 
STORM

Oh I’m sorry. It was a little hard to tell. Sorry

for the misunderstanding. It won’t happen

again, I cross my heart.

 
ZACHARY

You steal cars?!

 
STORM

Oh my God! You’re right! I do! What a plot

twist! I’m going to have to sit here and think

about this revelation…I steal cars.

 
 

Storm marches up to him and hits the gun across him before tossing it to the side where a shot is discharged. Only Zachary flinches while she glares at him.

 
 
STORM

What do you want from us? I need to know

why you are peacefully attacking us.

 
ZACHARY

Oh Savannah. I never wanted to ask you of this.

 
STORM

What’s going on?

 
ZACHARY

I can’t explain it here.

 
 

Zachary pulls out a badge revealing he is apart of some secret organization like the FBI or the CIA. Storm stands there staring at it.

 
 
ZACHARY

We’re in need of your help. You expertise. You

that freak of nature and everybody else. Even

Roulette.
 
 

Storm stands there gawking at him. She is the only one because Kade is lying on the ground unconscious. Zachary shakes his head and tries to look at the ground but he keeps looking up into her eyes.

 
 
ZACHARY

Savannah Storm, we need you to save the

universe.
 
 

Storm faints. She collapses and falls to the ground where she just lies.

 
 
ZACHARY

Savannah? Savannah? Savannah Storm? Um we

need some help here. Somebody? Anybody?

 
 

Storm just lies there as somebody runs forward. Zachary kneels down and pulls her into a little embrace.

 

END SCENE

Zachary

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