The Inner Dragon Book Ten

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Grun was on the threshold of something which would alter his life forever. The box which was buried in the outhouse under the floor contained an assortment of things. It would take Grun three years to even begin to understand them.

The Inner Dragon Book Ten

TV script

By Colin J Platt

Copyright Colin J Platt 2015

Please be aware that this is part ten of an ongoing script

Overview

Grunwald Magnusson was always a lonely person, ever since childhood where he struggled to understand people. People were his antagonists. People were always interfering in his life. Why did his father give him this ridiculous name and leave him when he was only five years old? Only his father could tell him what to do with his life. He left him a coded message which took Grun months to decipher. The message was locked in a cabinet under the mirror which Grun was always frightened to look into. It had runic symbols running around it. His mother had given Grun the key when he turned twenty-one. Grun had found another key in the cabinet and a letter. The letter was from his father. It said he must begin the quest? After much work, Grun finally managed to find the hidden box. Why didn’t his mother know anything about it, or anything relevant about his father? She said she was told by Grun’s father never to sell the house and to give him the key.

Grun is on the threshold of something which would alter his life forever.  The box which was buried in the outhouse under the floor contains an assortment of things. It will take Grun three years to even begin to understand them. The main thing is the book. After another three months of decoding, he found the second letter hidden behind the fitted bookshelf. The letter said that he should stand in front of the mirror at a certain time and he would be given certain powers! The time is the spring equinox. Grun stands in front of the mirror at twelve o clock. He meditates for several minutes with his eyes closed. When he opened them he can see a man writing a message on the inside of the mirror. He knows this man to be his father. Grun has copied the message which remains for ten minutes after his father disappears. Grun is disappointed at not being able to talk with his father, but he knows that his father has Grun’s welfare at heart. Grun starts to practice the exercises which were given him. The details are too secret to reveal here.

Scene Thirty-Four: Grun’s house

Captain Smyth:

Sergeant Major, make sure the concrete is exactly the right proportions and that it is the right mix.

Sergeant Major Baker:

Yes, Sir, I already checked it.

Captain Smyth:

We have got to get this right, there must be no slip-ups.

Colonel Peters: (arrives at the scene)

I have just come from HQ, everyone is in a flap. Is everything going to plan?

Captain Smyth:

Yes, sir, everything is moving along nicely. The only thing we don’t know is the proportions of the explosives.

Colonel Peters:

I have just been informed that the explosive is going to be placed in a revolutionary new device known as a Blast-Holder; it will stop any side blast accidents.

 Captain Smyth:

But that will probably blow the house to smithereens. I thought they wanted to examine the insides.

Colonel Peters:

I said the same thing, but they said they wanted the whole thing to be over and done. Magnusson must be got rid of; he is being looked on as some sort of hero. I’ve never known such press coverage. The bomb squad is coming along later to check everything, so make sure things are as they should be.

Captain Smyth:

Yes, sir. Magnusson won’t know what hit him.

Scene Thirty-Five: Cafe

Grun is sitting at a table and thinking about what he is going to do next. He looks on in astonishment as Anna Godfrey walks up to him.

Anna:

I knew you would be here, I had a dream about you, it said I must meet you here and apologize.

Grun:

You know you did great damage by betraying me; things would have happened differently if you had realized that the relic key is the only thing that will stop The Dragon, now, two hundred and seventy-three people are dead.

Anna:

I know, I would do anything to put things right.

Grun;

There is nothing you can do. The relic is going to be moved to New York.

Anna:

How do you know that?

Grun:

I have inside information.

Anna:

Then you don’t need me.

Grun:

Not unless you can swap the relic for a substitute one that has no chip in it.

Anna:

No, but you could.

Grun;

How?

Anna:

I know you have the power of invisibility; I was told in the dream. I could let you in the room where the relic is and you could take it. You would have to take the chip out of it and put it in a substitute relic which is in a locked cabinet in the same room. The rooms are protected by sensor alarms so someone would have to disable them from the computer; I’m afraid I am no good at that sort of thing.

Grun:

I know someone who could do it, the only thing is, I am worried about the relic; if they have damaged it by putting a chip in, then we are going to be in big trouble; I will know when I get close to it.

Anna:

How will it be able to stop The Dragon?

Grun:

I can’t tell you, I have to keep that information to myself. How is your father?

Anna:

He is better, thanks, I really am sorry about...

 (Anna starts to panic as a swat team member jumps out from the side of the wall and fires a high voltage stun gun into Grun’s shoulder. Grun falls unconscious to the floor. Anna screams.

Swat Team Leader:

Bundle him up, give him the sedative and get him into the van quick, we don’t want any bystanders. OK, miss, you can come too.

Scene Thirty-Six: Police headquarters

Grun wakes up in the dream state, he is flat on his back surrounded by people dressed in druid robes; his father walks up to him and holds out his hand to help Grun up. Grun holds out his hand but cannot reach his father’s hand; he falls back into unconsciousness.

Grun woke up to find he is strapped onto a bench and is alone in a small room that has a large glass window facing him, he has wires attached to his head, and knows that this session is not going to be nice, he also knows that the coin is missing from his neck and that he cannot influence anyone while he is alone.

Agent Forty-two: (Special Branch)

 He’s coming to, get ready with the camera, I want this to go right. Mr. Magnusson, I am with the Special Branch, can you hear me?

Grun;

I feel sick.

Agent Forty-two:

You will feel better in a short while. I want you to tell me how you were able to stop the armed forces from gaining access to your house.

Grun:

I will tell you, but I won’t tell you anything while I am like this.

Agent Forty-two:

You will tell us.

Grun:

Listen to me! The explosives under my house will be detonated in exactly fifteen minutes and thirty-five seconds, you can count them off; they will cause a gigantic blast which will flatten the area; there will be close to a thousand casualties. I want you to record this, and if you still refuse to believe me, then God help us. By the way, your recording devices will not function; you will have to write it down.

Agent Forty-two: (looks across to his colleague who nods his head in agreement)

How do you know all this?

Grun:

 I have been trained in these things since I was a kid.

Agent Forty-two:

How can we stop the blast?

Grun:

You can’t, it is too late.

 Agent Forty-two:

My Colleagues think you are some sort of superman; I think you are a dangerous and calculating person capable of inventing weapons of mass destruction. The higher authorities, however, want you to agree to work for them if you will agree to stop the blast.

Grun:

I have just told you that it is too late.

Agent Forty-two:

Then you will be responsible for it.

Grun;

No! You will.

Agent Forty-two:

How did you manage to get out of the house?

Agent Forty-two:

Grun:

I walked out.

Agent Forty-two:  (to his colleague)

Do you think we should relate this info to HQ?

Colleague:

Yes, but they probably won’t tell the people at the house because it might cause some sort of panic.

Agent Forty-two:

Yes, I agree, I think Magnusson likes to keep the country in suspense and fear, but how he got out of the house is still a mystery. We will wait and see what happens at the house, did you record the time that he said the blast would happen?

Colleague:

Yes, there are eleven minutes and fourteen seconds to go.

Agent Forty-two:

I hope the house is blown to kingdom come, but God help us if we are wrong.

 Colleague:

Amen to that.

Scene Thirty-Seven: House

Lieutenant Colonel Parker: (Bomb Squad)

Major Dorchester, make sure the detonators are all in sequence.

Major Dorchester:

Yes, sir, we are about ready to evacuate.

Everyone retreats to a safe distance, so they think. There are five and a half tons of high explosives in the titanium blast holder which has been specially made to specific calculations.

If all goes well, the blast will go upwards and incinerate the house. The area has been evacuated beyond the town limits.

Lieutenant Colonel Parker and his team plus other army chiefs are in a special metal and concrete bombproof shelter, he has received orders to detonate the bomb.

Helicopters and other aircraft are in the sky at a safe distance, so they think, from the danger area. The order is given, the blast moves upwards to the foundations and then outwards in a nuclear style way. The surrounding area is flattened to three miles in distance, the bomb shelter is reduced to rubble and all the aircraft are brought down with the sonic blast. People who were sightseeing the event in the local hills surrounding the town are incinerated. Nine hundred and eighty-three people are killed.

Scene Thirty-Eight: Army HQ

Head of the armed services General Sir Charles Humphries:

The area around the Magnusson house is like nuclear fallout area. The town has been reduced to rubble and the surrounding district is contaminated with debris. I want to know why this happened, and I want to know who is responsible. Colonel Phillips, you have the information, please give us the reasons.

Colonel Phillips: (Intelligence Corps)

We cannot understand why the blast reacted as it did. The calculations were correct, the proportion of explosives was correct also. The Blast-Holder should have protected the area but it didn’t.  The area just beneath the foundations came outwards when everything should have gone upwards. The foundations are still intact and the house is the only one left standing within three miles. It is absolutely unbelievable.

General Sir Charles Humphries:

Was the proportion of explosives capable of producing that much damage on its own?

Colonel Phillips:

No, sir, there is no way that the amount of explosives used on the house was capable of creating so much damage.

General Sir Charles Humphries:

Then why did it?

Colonel Phillips:

We simply don’t know, sir.

General Sir Charles Humphries:

I want to see this Magnusson person.

 Colonel Phillips:

I have already tried to get information about his whereabouts but it seems that the Special Branch has him at some secret location.

The debate went on for a long time, but nothing was decided about the actual truth.

The same debate was happening at parliament, but no one would admit that the damage was caused by a mythical creature.

Scene Thirty-Nine: Secret Location

 

Agent Forty-two:

My God, the whole town has been destroyed.

Colleague:

He’s responsible for this; I vote we get rid of him.

Agent Forty-two:

Magnusson, you will be executed for this; and I don’t mean legally.

Grun:

I will tell you all I know, but I want to get up and stretch my legs, I need to go to the toilet.

 Agent Forty-two:

What do you know?

Grun:

There is a key that will stop all this madness, I will show you where it is; it will turn off the force field.

Agent Forty-two:

OK, but I warn you if you even try to use any tricks my colleague will shoot you, is that understood?

Grun:

Yes.

To be continued in book eleven. Thank you for reading my book. If you enjoyed it, won’t you please take a moment to leave me a review at your favorite retailer? You can also visit my website to read my book and other stories at

https://sites.google.com/site/danshermanspaceguardian/

Thank you for downloading this ebook. You are welcome to share it with your friends. This book may be reproduced, copied, and distributed for non-commercial purposes, provided the book remains in its complete original form. If you enjoyed this book, please return to your favorite ebook retailer to discover other works by this author. Thank you for your support.

Colin J Platt.

 

 


Submitted: August 09, 2015

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