They Came and Went - Episode 7

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An escape plan is hatched, but there's a few problems.

Submitted: March 08, 2015

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They Came and Went
Episode 7 “Statement”

(In the castle’s dungeon, Chris’ group and the girls are alerted by 2 guys opening a door and walking in. Derek has the knife behind him)

GUY #1:
Damn, you guys look like you could use a shower.

GUY #2:
We’re just checking to see if any of you new people have decided you want to join us. 

DEREK:
(looks at Riley, who nods at him)(clears throat)I have-

(suddenly, Tara takes Derek’s knife and holds it behind her.)

TARA:
(smiles)Hello boys, I have decided that …I was wrong before. You all were right to lock me up. But now, I’ve decided that I do want to join your community.

GUY #1:
Oh really, Tara? Gosh, that seems pretty ridiculous, coming from you.

GUY #2:
Yeah, you’ve been pretty resistant about everything.

TARA:
I know, but I’ve changed.

GUY #2:
Have you?

TARA:
(grins)Yeah.

GUY #2:
….I’m not buying it.

GUY #1:
Now wait a minute, maybe we should give her a chance.

GUY #2:
She’s dangerous, she could hurt someone. 

GUY #1:
We have our guns, just keep a close eye on her. If she really does want to join us, the Shepherd will be pleased.

TARA:
Come on, I’ll make it worth your wild.(winks)

(Guy #2 pauses)

GUY #2:
Alright, but you better be right. Let’s take her out.

(both men walk to the cell. Guy #2 points his gun at everyone close to the door)

GUY #2:
Everyone stay back! We’re just letting her get out!

(They open the door but Tara then immediately pulls out her knife and starts stabbing Guy #1 in the neck)

GUY #2:
Oh fuck!

(Derek and everyone run out of the cell and begin attacking Guy #2, then Tara starts stabbing and killing him. Both men are dead. Derek gives her a surprised look at how violent she was)

TARA:
Don’t ask me a thing. 

DEREK:
Alright, take their guns! (grabs one gun)

CHRIS:
I got it. (grabs the other)

HASSIE:
(turns the bodies) Wait a minute, they have pistols too!

DEREK:
Ok, Hassie, you grab one and Nicholas, you take the other.

NICHOLAS:
Got it.

RILEY:
Awesome! We’re free!

DEREK:
Almost.

TARA:
What, I don’t get a gun?!

DEREK:
You seem pretty skilled with that knife.

HASSIE:
So what are we going to do? Are we going to shoot them?

DEREK:
….if it comes to that, yeah. But I don’t want any of us getting killed, so let’s try to go out peacefully. 

TARA:
What? No, I want to kill them!

DEREK:
…Tara.

TARA:
No! Girls, after all the things that they did to us, we can’t let them live.

GIRL #1:
I agree.

GIRL #2:
Yeah, they should die.

CHRIS:
Oh, now they’re talking.

ARIN:
I’m seeing the future and, something’s telling me, if we try to attack them, we all die.

TARA:
What are you talking about?! Dude, trust me, you can’t see the future!

ARIN:
I can, and I am. You’re just stubborn, and angry about what they did, so much so that you’re letting your anger take over your judgment. You don’t care if you die, or if all of us die, as long as they die too. But I actually have something to live for, and care about my friends. So no, we shouldn’t try to get revenge. Survival is more important. 

(Tara looks taken aback, and has a quiet moment of regret)

ARIN:
And for the last fucking time, I CAN see the future! What does it take to get you guys to believe me?!

CHRIS:
Predict that we’re all going to survive. 

ARIN:
Ok…I think we will.

CHRIS:
Good, now let’s go!

(they all walk out of the dungeon up to the main room where the Shepherd and others are)

GUY IN ROOM:
What the fuck-

TARA:
Freeze, no one move!

DEREK:
We’re getting out of here. My group, and all of these girls!

THE SHEPHERD:
What the hell is going on?!

TARA:
We’re getting out of here, and if anyone tries to stop us, we’ll fucking kill you!

THE SHEPHERD:
Tara, what is the meaning of this?

TARA:
Shut up, asshole!

DEREK:
Come on, let’s go!

THE SHEPHERD:
I don’t know why you’re doing this to me.

TARA:
We’re getting away from this crazy group!

THE SHEPHERD:
No, this is your destiny! Why don’t you guys just lower your weapons and stay with us. We can protect each other.

TARA:
You might have been able to convince these lowlifes that your religion is true, but we both know you’re just a lying sack of shit and a pathetic rapist, who should be put down like the animal you are.

THE SHEPHERD:
(laughs) It’s ok everyone, it’s ok. I’m being reasonable here. …you know Tara, they say that being angry and defensive just means that everything you say is bullshit.

TARA:
If I was angry and defensive, you’d be dead right now.

DEREK:
Tara…

TARA:
I know what I’m doing. Now you listen to me, the only reason I haven’t put a bullets through different parts you and cut you into little pieces with this knife…is because I care about these people and want them to get out of here. Now, you can shoot us, but we’ll shoot most of you, that’s for sure. And you’ll definitely be dead, because I’ll cut your dick off.

(The Shepherd starts to look concerned and unsure)

TARA:
So which is it?

(all of the Shepherd’s people look at him, waiting for him to say something)

THE SHEPHERD:
(sighs) ….alright, Tara, you win. (to his people)Let them go.

(Derek and everyone walk past The Shepherd and begin to walk outside of the castle when they see something ahead)

DEREK:
Oh shit.

CHRIS:
What?

RILEY:
More aliens.

DEREK:
A lot of them. And there’s a ship.

(they all see aliens spotting them and running at them, and a gigantic ship above them all)

DEREK:
Turn back! RUN!

(the aliens start firing at everyone. Blasts are going everywhere. Derek’s group run back inside the castle and go backwards)

THE SHEPHERD:
Oh fuck! They’re here! (to his people) Go! Shoot them! Defend this place!

(all of his group go outside and shoot at the aliens. Most of the people get killed)

THE SHEPHERD:
Oh fuck! Oh my god!

(The ship hovering above shoots a huge, long blast at the castle, incinerating a huge chunk of it. The Shepherd is still in it, looking around and panicking as it all crumbles)

THE SHEPHERD:
Oh my god, what do I do! 

(Derek’s group run outside from the back of the castle, while the aliens are shooting at the front)

DEREK:
Come on! We have to run fast! Come on everyone!

(Everyone is following Derek and they’re running away as fast as they can. But they stop when Zook’s group has returned and is standing a few feet across from them)

ZOOK:
What happened?!

HASSIE:
Shut up!

(Both groups are pointing guns at each other)

ASHLEY:
Guys, oh my god, I’m so happy that-

CHRIS:
Shut up you traitor.

DEREK:
Put your guns now, and you might be able to get away!

ZOOK:
Oh fuck, they’re coming from this side too!

ALIEN:
Clllk.(kill them!)

(aliens are running and shooting from behind Zook. Everyone starts shooting at the aliens and a huge firefight ensues. A few of Zook’s men get shot and die. A lot of aliens are killed)

DEREK:
Riley, are you ok?!

RILEY:
I’m fine!

DEREK:
Everyone, if they’re dead, grab their guns. We need everyone to help! Let’s kill these aliens and run! 

HASSIE:
Copy that!

(Chris is seen shooting a lot of aliens. He looks angry. Suddenly, one alien near him grabs Ashley as she screams and points the gun at her head)

ALIEN:
Clllk!Cllk!(Drop your gun! Drop your gun!)

(Chris just looks at them, conflicted, and then shoots through Ashley, killing them both. Derek sees this and looks at him)

CHRIS:
What?!

(They all continue to focus on shooting all of the aliens around them. Tara has a gun and is helping a lot. Some of the girls are trying to use the guns. Arin gets blasted through the stomach, leaving a big hole as he drops to his knees. It’s bad. Hassie sees and helps him stand up. After a moment, the Shepherd is seen running from the back of the castle, where they are. A lot of the girls see them)

GIRL #1:
Hey look, it’s him!

GIRL #2:
Let’s kill him!

TARA:
Wait, don’t! 

(most of the girls run at the Shepherd, who’s alarmed when he sees them, and tries to run faster, but they all attack him and drop to the ground)

THE SHEPHERD:
No wait, please!

(they all start beating him, and one girls gouges his eyes out as he’s heard screaming hysterically. Blood is everywhere. Tara is watching from a distance)

TARA:
(to the girls)No! NO! Come on! We need to GO!

(Derek’s group is starting to run away as more aliens arrive. The aliens start shooting at the girls and they’re all getting killed. Tara just stands still and is in tears when Derek sees what’s happening and grabs her arm)

DEREK:
They’re dead. …I’m sorry Tara. Come on, we have to go.

(Tara nods and they run as more aliens surround the area)

(Zook and Dina are seen still shooting. Zook sees the Shepherd lying dead from a distance before he and Dina flee the scene)

(Derek’s group is running through the forest. Hassie and Nicholas are helping Arin walk. Cut to a few minutes later)

HASSIE:
We need to stop! He’s in too much pain!

ARIN:
I…I’m dead.

CHRIS:
We don’t have anything that can help him here!

RILEY:
Does anyone have anything that could help?

DEREK:
Yeah. Like uh, any pain-killers or anything?

(no one responds)

DEREK:
Fuck!

(Everyone looks at the big hole in Arin’s side)

CHRIS:
Even if we had anything, I don’t think we can save him.

HASSIE:
We don’t know that!

CHRIS:
Look at his wound! He’s not stupid, Hassie! He’s knows he’s about to die.

ARIN:
It doesn’t hurt that much. I just feel air. I feel wind. It shouldn’t be there.

HASSIE:
Ok, you’re just in shock. That’s probably a good thing. Ok, look, we should keep going, and find a building nearby that has some pain killers. And stitches, and disinfectant, and everything else we need. Can you hang in there?

(Arin reluctantly nods)

DEREK:
Alright, that sounds like a plan. We’ll find the things we need to help him, then we’ll go back to the cabin.

TARA:
The cabin?

DEREK:
That’s where we all live right now.

TARA:
Is it crowded?

DEREK:
No, it’s pretty big. It has a basement, and that’s where we stay.

TARA:
Oh…ok.

DEREK:
Come on, let’s go!

(Cut to later. The group walk into a house. It’s late in the afternoon. Everyone except for Rosalyn and Riley are pointing guns everywhere, being very alert, making sure no aliens are in it. Hassie and Nicholas lay Arin down to sit against a wall to give him a chance to relax. Derek opens the medicine cabinet)

DEREK:
Alright, I see a few things that can help. Some rubbing alcohol. Here are some bandages. Here, give him these. (hands Hassie some medicine that will help him. Hassie opens it)

HASSIE:
How many pills?

DEREK:
Like, 3 or 4. It’ll help with the pain and the wound.

HASSIE:
Ok. (goes to Arin)Here, take these.

(Arin takes the pills and swallows them)

DEREK:
We still probably need a needle, and a thread.

ARIN:
You can’t stitch this up! I’m going to die!

DEREK:
Look Arin, I’m not going to give up-

ARIN:
I’M GOING TO DIE! OK?! (starts coughing a few times)

(There’s a quiet moment and everyone looks sad, even Tara)

DEREK:
……I’m sorry.

ARIN:
I…..(coughs)…I want to go to the cabin. I want to die there. Where you guys are safe.

HASSIE:
(smiles)We’re safe right now.

ARIN:
No you‘re not. (pauses)…we should go back to make sure everyone else is ok, too.

HASSIE:
Can you make it?

ARIN:
Yeah…I think.

CHRIS:
Alright, that sounds doable. Let’s go.

(They begin walking back to the cabin. Cut to later. It’s dark now and they open the door at the cabin. Timmy, Shea and the others are still there)

TIMMY:
Jesus guys, you’re finally back!

SHEA:
Yeah! We’ve been so worried about you. (sees Arin) Oh my god, what happened!

DEREK:
He was shot by an alien.

NICHOLAS:
You wouldn’t believe the day we had.

SHEA:
(sees Tara)Who are you?

TARA:
Um, I’m Tara.

SHEA:
Well, hi, I’m Shea. You didn’t shoot him, did you?

DEREK:
No, she helped us!

TIMMY:
Honey, don’t be rude.

SHEA:
What, I was just making sure!

(Cut to later. Shea, Timmy, Kim, Albert, Taylor, Nicholas, and Riley are all sitting on the 2 couches in the basement, talking)

SHEA:
Wow, all that happened?! That’s crazy!

RILEY:
Yeah.

NICHOLAS:
It was rough. I never thought I would see something I hated more than these grey-skinned freaks on our planet. 

ALBERT:
That’s pretty insane.

KIM:
We’re glad you all made it ok.

RILEY:
Yeah….most of us did.

TIMMY:
(eyeing Tara)That poor girl.

(Cut to Tara walking to a corner of the basement, where Derek and Hassie are tending to Arin)

TARA:
Is there anything I can do to help?

DEREK:
No. Thanks though.

TARA:
Ok.(walks away)

(Arin is sweating and coughing up blood)

HASSIE:
Just try to relax.

ARIN:
Define ‘relax’.

(Hassie smiles while she starts tearing up at the same time)

ARIN:
It’s ok, Hassie. Hey, um…(coughs) I was wanting to talk to Derek about something. Just between the two of us, if you don’t mind.

HASSIE:
Uh, yeah, sure. Derek, just holler if you need me. 

DEREK:
Ok.

(Hassie walks away and Derek just looks at Arin)

ARIN:
I saw it coming, Derek.

DEREK:
What do you mean?

ARIN:
I knew I was going to die. I just….didn’t know when, or how, or anything like that. I…knew it was going to be soon. 

DEREK:
Oh…really?

ARIN:
Yeah.

DEREK:
…I’m sorry.

ARIN:
(coughs)It‘s ok. I’ve seen other things too.

DEREK:
Oh…what other things have you seen?

ARIN:
You. You…stepping up. You need to help these people, Derek. Earlier today, you knew what you were doing. I’ve seen…you helping a lot of people.

DEREK:
Oh…ok. What, um, what about my sister? Have you seen her future? Is she alive?

ARIN:
It’s hard to say. It’s like she is, but at the same time she isn’t. It’s complicated. I’m not sure, Derek. (pauses) Also, I’ve seen a few other things. You need to know these things. No one is prepared for the things that are coming. 

DEREK:
What things?

ARIN:
Help can come…in strange places.

DEREK:
What do you mean?

ARIN:
I- (starts coughing violently and having convulsions)

DEREK:
I need help!

(Hassie and others run to them, but Arin continues to spit out blood, and after a few seconds stops moving and lies dead. Everyone just helplessly looks at his corpse)

(Cut to early in the morning. Derek walks to Chris, who sits quietly alone, looking depressed. Derek notices a few empty beer cans close to him)

DEREK:
Chris…we’re going to take Arin’s body about a mile away from here and bury it. 

(there’s a long pause)

DEREK:
Hey um…about what happened with Ashley…

CHRIS:
I don’t regret anything.

DEREK:
…I understand, but, we might have been able to save her. Just…don’t do something like that again, ok?

(Chris just looks down and doesn’t respond)

DEREK:
So…we all went through a lot last night, but some people are starting to wonder. What’s the next step?

CHRIS:
(sighs)….I don’t know.

(After a moment, Chris stands up, turns around and walks to Derek)

CHRIS:
But you do.

(Chris walks away, leaving Derek to realize that he’s now the leader. He walks over to where everyone else is)

DEREK:
Hey guys.

HASSIE:
So has Chris told you yet?

DEREK:
What?

HASSIE:
About you being the new leader?

DEREK:
Oh, uh, yeah I think.

RILEY:
(hugs him)You’ll do great.

(Derek sees Tara a few feet away and they nod and acknowledge each other)

(Outside the cabin, panning away, are the aliens by the bush, still watching)

ALIEN:
…cllk.(let’s go)

(to be continued)


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