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ANCIENT SOULS by Bojan Letic (Episode 3: Eden's Raiders) Revisions by (Bojan Letic, Clint Richord) Current Revisions by (Bojan letic, July 27, 2006) INT. PRESTON WOODS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY It's a crime scene at the school cafeteria. Cops are going in and out. Students and Teachers are standing around it. Coroners are wheeling a body out. Everybody's murmuring about the incident. It's only a matter of time before the media gets here. Then -- it'll become a full blown national attention. Which is exactly the kind of thing the LAPD doesn't want. In the heart of the scene, Laura is standing besides Barton. He doesn't look too pleased with this. Coffee in hand, he listens to Laura. From the look on his face, we see that he clearly doesn't want to be here. INSPECTOR BARTON So, what do we have here? LAURA A homicide. Apparently the attacker slashed the victim with a Razor Blade. -- repeatedly. Barton kneels down next to the razor blade. It's broken right in half. He inspects the are around it. INSPECTOR BARTON But this blade is snapped right in half. Did anybody walk through here and accidentally stepped on it? LAURA No. Not to my knowledge. The area's been closed off ever since this morning when the janitors found her. He gets up and takes a sip of his coffee. He still doesn't want to be here. LAURA Seems to me the Grim Reaper was here. INSPECTOR BARTON Cut it out Hunter. This is serious. We got a dead body, and you feel like it's time to break out in play. LAURA I know. I just got this impulse. But it's gone now. INSPECTOR BARTON So if you know, then you must surely know that this just became your case. And make sure that there's no more of those impulses once the Grieving relatives get here. LAURA What? Are you out of your damn mind? INSPECTOR BARTON Entertain me. LAURA You sent for her Relatives? First you don't want anybody to find out about this, and now this? INSPECTOR BARTON Yes, yes....but We figure that they have a right to see the corpse. And besides, they've been instructed not to say anything about this to anyone until the case is solved. LAURA Well, still, you think they'll just blow this off, per your request, "oh, it's ok. I'll just pretend it never happened and go visit her". And besides -- She shifts her position. Barton follows her movement. LAURA -- Why should I get this stinking case? This is for those rookies you recruit every month. They should be doing this, not me. INSPECTOR BARTON Are you afraid to end up second next to a rookie? LAURA No. Of course not. I mean I would crush every rookie you got, but -- INSPECTOR BARTON Then you'll take this case. Before she can object again, Barton interrupts her. INSPECTOR BARTON No more questions. My time here is limited. If you will excuse me, my cop show is on TV right now, and I'm late for lunch with my wife. Laura flaps her arms into the air, in an annoyed state. She puffs air out of her mouth and turns to marking notes about the murder scene. INSPECTOR BARTON (as he's leaving) And take Dumann too. When he gets here....(as he's at the door) ...if he ever gets here. Dumann bursts onto the scene. He squeezes by Barton through the door frame, nearly spilling his coffee. DUMANN S'cuse me, Cappy! Barton hears this. He nearly spills his coffee. INSPECTOR BARTON CAPPY! (Muttering as he walks away) He scans the area and fixes his jacket and collar. His hair is combed backwards, which he also fixes up a bit. Looking in his shoulder inner pocket, he produces a bottle of perfume and sprays it on. Laura spots him looking at a female officer, who is bent over, taking pictures. She starts walking over. LAURA Oh....(half way there)...where the hell have you been? Dumann turns around. Laura stops dead in her tracks. She's five feet away. LAURA And why do you have that weird look all over your face? Is something wrong? Have you done something I should know about again? Dumann leans against the stair railing. He shifts his look over at the Female Officer. He puts his hand over his mouth and checks his breath. DUMANN Oh you know....dating Can be so cruel....but Then again....so Awesome. It's a great thing I tell you. LAURA What do you mean? DUMANN What do you think I mean? I went on a date. You know, something you know nothing about. Corrects himself. DUMANN I mean, you being horribly misinformed about what dating is. LAURA HEY.....I know a little bit about it. It's not like I've never been on one. Or are you saying differently. DUMANN How many? And friend dates don't count. LAURA More than one....less Than 10. But that's not important right now. DUMANN What about girls. Were you ever with any girls? LAURA Hello.....didn't you notice. There's a (Points to the body) dead Body here. DUMANN Oh.....yeah so what? LAURA So what? We gotta get this sealed and dusted and stuff, and whatever you're supposed to do and -- She realizes Dumann's previous comment. LAURA -- WHAT, girls? Are you insane? What gives you that idea? What makes you think I like girls? She keeps going on and on. Dumann clearly doesn't even listen to her. DUMANN Oh....yeah Yeah yeah. INT. SAN FRANCISCO P.D. - OFFICES - DAY Laura is sitting at her desk. Dumann on his. Laura is talking about the murder. She leans backwards in her chair. LAURA So....the Killer slashes the victim 3 times on the chest and on both wrists. Engraves a skull with an arrow through it's forehead, on the victim's chest. And I still don't know what it means. Seems to be one of those Sherlock Holmes Mysteries. DUMANN And there were no gunshots or anything. The lady was also, according to the report, beaten severely, to the point where she practically died before he slashed her. So why slash her then? LAURA What the hell does that stupid Skull mean? I have never seen it. Don't even know what it is. Seems to be one of those Nazi things. Maybe it is. Dumann suddenly gets an idea. DUMANN That's it. Darrell Warren. LAURA What? What are you talking about? DUMANN Darrell Warren. The Razor Killer. They couldn't convict him on any killings, so he served 7 for robberies and other stuff. Got parole 3 months ago. Right when those killings started. LAURA Darrell Warren became the Razor Killer because of the media. He's a screw up, not a nut job. The guy we're looking for is a psycho. DUMANN What about Andy McDowell? LAURA What about him? DUMANN He's had tons of killings like that in the past. He got off mostly on a technicality, and server 4 with good behavior. LAURA Yeah, I'm pretty sure that whenever he gets the desire to kill they just remind him to be back by 10. DUMANN Ok, so we can rule out Maximum Security Prisons. What else? LAURA Obviously. But that razor blade bothers me the most? DUMANN Why? LAURA Why slash them with a Razor Blade? And why leave the weapon on the scene? Broken. You know....why Use a razor blade when there's knifes and retractable knifes. Or guns. They could have just shot her. DUMANN I don't know. We should continue this tomorrow. (He gets up) Want to go to lunch? LAURA Ok. INT. CITY SLUMS - SOMEWHERE - DAY The slums are rat infested, decaying cities of the poor and homeless. People are sleeping everywhere, some even on pools of water and blood. Dead rats and homeless lie everywhere. On the far west side, a gang has gotten together. They are on some kind of metal catwalk-like plate, which holds a giant gold Throne on it. A man sits in it. The leader's face can't be seen. He's sitting on some sort of throne. A man is kneeling in front of him -- surrounded by 20 or more thugs. The Throne Man seems very calm. His looks are ordinary. Late 80s, grey hair, brown eyes, and a facial complexion. THRONE MAN You did good, Whiton. Really good. That should keep us from being detected. Even if they did see you, they cannot find you here. Whiton is dressed in ragtag clothes. He's got long black hair and baby blue eyes. WHITON Thank you sir. Your blessings will never be forgotten. They allow me to perform our duties worry free day after day. Whiton kisses the man's hand and walks back to the other thugs. The man takes a burning stick and lights 2 candles on both armrests. He does it calmly. THRONE MAN And as for the rest of you.....remember. Nobody must know of our faction. Should anybody find out, the result could be the doom of our very existence. In the 4000 years our faction has existed, traitors and enemies noticed that we are here. The throne man gets up. He slowly steps down the 5 steps from his throne. He puts his arms behind his back. THRONE MAN For thousands of years, we have been the protectors of what's right -- justice. As seen in the eyes of god and presented to the very people -- through Moses. He starts to walk around the room and the Gang. They don't look at him, but keep looking at the center of their circle. THRONE MAN Of course.....many have been trying to cause our demise. But, to no avail, all of them have failed -- (Beat) miserably. Through our faction, we deliver the true intention of Christ. The Throne Man stops by a bright clear water fountain. He gazes at it intently. Now his face is shown. Old, frail looking, in is 80s, white hair. THRONE MAN And so in the name of the Lord and his son..... He takes a chalice. Raises it into the air. THRONE MAN .....our eternal protectors and their disciples..... He lowers the chalice slowly into the water, and scoops it out. THRONE MAN .....to deliver the final pieces of their work and finish it, as the glorious...... Turning towards the gang, he takes 3 steps forward. THRONE MAN .....BIBLICAL RAIDERS OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN. The gang members all salute him with a hefty "Saras Dergar", meaning "We understand Lord Savior". Everybody stomps twice and raises their hands in the air. EXT. SUNDANCE COFFEE SHOP - DAY Laura and Dumann are sitting out on the patio. The street is busy with traffic. It's a sunny day. People are sitting down on the patio and order drinks. A waiter brings Laura and Dumann their food and drinks. DUMANN So....what Do you think about Jenny Hartman? LAURA What am I supposed to think about her? DUMANN Do you think she's right for me? LAURA Well, I don't really know. You guys share a few of the same interests. But she'd make a good fun date for you. But, when are you taking her out? DUMANN Tomorrow. LAURA I don't know. I guess she'd be good for you. DUMANN Would you? Laura drops her Fork and Knife onto the table. The guests turns their heads towards them. LAURA I don't understand why the hell you always got to say shit like that? Is it because you want to, or because you want to see me embarrass myself? DUMANN I just want to take you out on a date. LAURA A date. Are you listening to your self? A date. Pretty soon it'll be two dates, and then a proposal, then kids and probable divorce. DUMANN What are you talking about? LAURA I am talking about what your idea of a date is. DUMANN Oh so I have a bad idea of a date. LAURA No....you HAVE no idea of what a date is. Why do you think Kat and those other girls never called you? DUMANN Maybe they found somebody else. LAURA No....because On a date you just don't pull out a gun, just to show them, and wave it in front of everybody and their face. DUMANN They were asking if I had one. LAURA You could have just as easily said, it's not here, but I do have one. DUMANN Alright, Alright. You got me this time. I don't want to talk about it anymore. LAURA I mean, I would be freaked out too..... DUMANN Alright! LAURA Ok. Just pay for this and let's go. Dumann, gives her a look, and drops a 10$ onto the table. He follows Laura into the car. Halfway to the car, Laura bumps into -- The Throne Man. He excuses himself with a noble, courteous bow and -- notices Laura's badge Number 775. Laura notes the Skull and Arrow on his forearm. The Throne man sees her looking at it. He covers it up quickly. He and the other 2 guys move along. THRONE MAN (away from Laura and Dumann) See what you can find out about those two. I have a feeling they're going to be trouble. The thug next to him jots the numbers down. He replies: THUG Yes, our honor. I'll get right on it. The thug stops next to a homeless man. He slips him the paper note. The Homeless Man slips it into the drainage shaft next to him. A hand picks it up. Laura saw the Thug give something to the man. She runs over. LAURA Good day Sir. HOMELESS MAN Good Day to you, Officer. She notices the "officer". How would he know, if he didn't even see her badge. LAURA I just need to know what that man gave to you. The homeless man pulls out a 20$. Laura nods and drops a 10$. The homeless man thanks her. Laura and Dumann walk back to the car. INT. DUMANN'S CAR LAURA Let's drive out to that school again. DUMANN Why. What have you got now. LAURA I saw that skull and arrow on that man's forearm. DUMANN So. That doesn't mean anything. LAURA Yeah, but I'm pretty sure that I've seen it somewhere in the school too. And I don't think it's the School's flag. They drive off. EXT. AROUND THE CORNER The thug is watching them drive off. He takes a note from somebody's hand and turns back towards the Throne Man. He reads from the paper: THUG 2 Their names are Laura Hunter and James Dumann. Badge numbers 646 and 775.... The Throne Man stares at the paper. Still Calm, but seems to be in a happy mood. THUG 2 .....their address's are also on here, and it says that they're on their way to the Preston Woods High School. THRONE MAN Very well. Tell Whiton that they are coming. The Thug writes something on a piece of paper and hands it to the hand behind the corner. It disappears. INT. PRESTON WOODS HIGH SCHOOL Laura and Dumann are approaching the crime scene. They continue past it, towards the Principal's office. But suddenly -- somebody runs past at the other end of the hallway. They see it and draw their guns. At the end, Whiton, sweaty and panting, is hiding behind a wall. LAURA Who's there. Come out with your hand in the air. They continue down the hall. Dumann branches off into another hallway. DUMANN Come out. No use in hiding. He turns a corner and sees a man run past. Dumann runs after him. When he reaches the turn, boxes suddenly turn over onto him. Whiton runs off, towards the exit. Laura has heard the noise. She runs towards the boxes. LAURA Dumann......are you OK? She stops and sees the exit door close and continues towards Dumann. A she gets there, Dumann has already pulled himself out, and is fixing his jacket, collar, etc. LAURA Are you alright? DUMANN Yeah! (looks onto the floor) but this fell out of the boxes. Tons on old yearbooks have fallen out. Laura picks one up. It's From the year 1970. She flips it open, but stops at the page where she sees the Skull and Arrow. It was a comic team known as Last Comic Standing. They were expelled from school for religeous disbelief and spreading of false propaganda. LAURA There it is. The Skull. DUMANN A Comic Team. LAURA I guess so. DUMANN That man was Whiton. LAURA Who? DUMANN That man that ran out. His name is Ken Whiton. Notorious murderer. Could never be caught. Still at large. Might be connected to those Razor Murders. LAURA Right. Right. Come on, we got to get to the Police Station. They leave. INT. SAN FRANCISCO P.D. - OFFICES Laura is at the front desk. LAURA So, this is his current known address, Claire. CLAIRE Yes. Nothing else shows up. Except his apartment number. LAURA Alright. Thanks Claire. CLAIRE You're welcome. DUMANN What now? LAURA I guess we go to his apartment. Barton approaches Laura and Dumann. He's still got a cup of Coffee. INSPECTOR BARTON Hey you two. Where were you? LAURA At the school. Checking it out again. But we came upon somebody. DUMANN He got away. INSPECTOR BARTON Yes, Johnson tells me, that while he was downtown he arrested some guy. And he was carrying a note. It said "they're almost there. Get out!". DUMANN Maybe it was to warn the guy at the school. INSPECTOR BARTON I don't know. Well, anyway, continue what you were doing. INT. VICTORIA APARTMENTS - DAY Laura and Dumann are in the hallway. They're waiting for the door to open. DUMANN What do you think he'll try to use as an excuse? I wasn't there. I never heard of the School that's 2 blocks from my Apartment. LAURA I don't care......he's no suspect yet. I just want to find out if he was there. The door swings open. A man stands in the middle. DUMANN Ken Whiton? The man nods. This is Ken Whiton. Early Thirties, blue eyes, just woke up, and messed up hair. LAURA Mr. Whiton. We have some questions for you, regarding your visit at the school today. Whiton leans against the door frame. WHITON Yes, I was there. LAURA Do you mind telling us what it is that you were doing there? WHITON I was delivering some packets. Yearbooks I think. DUMANN 30 year old yearbooks. WHITON I don't know what they're doing with them. Maybe they've got a collection going. DUMANN What about any disturbances in the past 3 months around here? These apartments are pretty close to the School. WHITON I didn't see anything. LAURA Nothing suspicious? Nothing you want to tell us? WHITON I told you everything there is to tell already. I wasn't there at the school when that lady was finished off. Laura, suddenly, stops and thinks. Nobody, except the Police Department knows about the murder. And she didn't tell him. LAURA Alright sir. If we have any questions again, we'll call you. If you have any, call us at this number (gives him a card). Whiton looks at the card blankly. WHITON Alright Lieutenant. LAURA It's detective. WHITON Alright Detective. He slams the door shut. Laura bends down. Dumann looks at what she's doing. She takes an evidence bag and puts a piece of hair into it. She marks it Whiton. INT. WHITON'S APARTMENT He goes over to the telephone. He picks it up and dials a number. 3 seconds later somebody answers. WHITON Yes, it's Whiton. WHITON She was here. Asking. WHITON Asking why I was at the school. WHITON You damn right, I told her about the boxes. WHITON Alright. I'll be there in 15. He hangs up. EXT. DUMANN'S CAR Laura and Dumann are getting into the car. LAURA I think this guy may have done it? DUMANN What gives you that idea? LAURA Didn't you listen to anything he said? DUMANN No. But please....go Ahead. LAURA Alright. So.....when you asked him about any disturbances, he said he didn't see anything. DUMANN So. He just didn't see anything. LAURA No. He could have just said, beside from the ones we got at the apartment, no. LAURA And, when I asked him if there was anything suspicious he wanted to tell us about, he just came right out and said, I wasn't there at the school when she got killed. DUMANN So...sounds like a good alibi. LAURA Yes, but except for the part where I never mentioned anything about the murder. And besides, he was the one who slipped that money to the homeless guy. Dumann is speechless. He steps on the gas. INT. CITY SLUMS - SOMEWHERE Something is wrong. The gang is coming together into a huge circle. In the middle are the Throne Man and Whiton. They are arguably fighting. THRONE MAN .....what could you have said? You could have said that you're a window washer. Or the garbage man. But not that you weren't present at the time the murder happened. WHITON I know, I know, I'm sorry. It'll never happen again. THRONE MAN Now we can't go out anywhere with too many cops in the vicinity. She saw our faces and made the connection. WHITON So we have to shut her up. THRONE MAN What will happen now, if we go ahead with the plan. What will happen if somebody recognizes us, and the cops catch us? We'll all go to jail, because of one little wrong sentence (calms down) none the less, we'll still go through with the plan. We just have to do it with those two over our heads. He looks at everybody in the room. They look back at him. EXT. NINTH AVENUE - PARK CHOW RESTAURANT - NIGHT The Restaurant is busy, as usual. It's really fancy for a Restaurant of it's size. People are lining up outside just to eat in there. Basically -- it's full. Dumann is waiting at the door. He's already been admitted, but is waiting for Jenny Hartman. After a little waiting -- she arrives in her car. A valet opens the door, she gets out, and the Valet drives the car off. Dumann meets her halfway. DUMANN Hi. You look lovely this evening. JENNY Oh....thank You. You're really charming. I love your suit. Dumann pats it over. He chuckles nervously. DUMANN Ha Ha....i Know. It took me a few paychecks to get it...but now i have it. Dumann motions her to go inside. DUMANN Shall we..... JENNY ....yes We shall. He leads her inside and to their table. Dumann pulls her chair out and she sits down. He goes over to the waiter and gets 2 menus. He proceeds to sit down. DUMANN It really is a fancy restaurant, you know. Been here for at least a couple of years. Jenny laughs at that. JENNY You don't really know. DUMANN No. I just figured you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. JENNY Well in any case...it is really nice of you to bring me here. DUMANN I know what you like. EXT. JEFFERSON STREET - NIGHT The whole street is quiet. Nobody's outside. Not even cats or dogs. Laura's lights are on. INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT Laura is sitting in front of the TV. She's watching a movie and eating popcorn. The phone rings. She picks up. LAURA Oh, hi Dumann. LAURA I'm watching a movie. And yes, I'm still thinking about this case. LAURA No, I just don't understand why somebody would break a razor blade? Or not think about what they said? LAURA You're right. I'm off to bed. I'll see tomorrow. So, how was the date? LAURA Ooohhh i see. See her again huh. Alright. She hangs up and gets out of the sofa. She walks up the stairs to the bedroom. EXT. HOLY MATRIMONY CHURCH - DAY The day is wonderful. People are gathering for the usual Sunday Church Mass. People of both Young and Old came. They are all standing outside of church, waiting to go in. All the important pastors and priests are there. From different counties and states. Today is a special mass. The Throne Man and his thugs walk into the scene. Dressed like other churchgoers, they slip by unnoticed into the church. EXT. HOLY MATRIMONY CHURCH - 1 HOUR LATER The throne man and the thugs walk out. Just then, everybody starts going into the church. People mistake him for somebody they know. MAN 1 Hello Joseph. The throne man waves. MAN 2 Hello Kenneth. I knew this is the last time I'm going to see you, before we go away on our trip. THRONE MAN (laugs casually) I know. And some trip you'll have. The three of them walk away from the scene. A few people are left outside, but soon go in. When everybody is settled, Throne Man's thugs slam the doors shut (nobody notices) and lock them. PRIEST Could I ask everyone to turn to page 442. Everybody does so. The priest turns around and starts reading. As he's reading, he takes a candle off of the counter, and -- hears something beeping. He stops reading. People look up to see what happened. The priest leans closer just to see -- 3 seconds left. PRIEST OH SHIT............. BOOM. A huge ball of fire erupts from the roof. It blasts out through the windows and blows the locked door off the hinges. Chairs, candle holders, organ pipes and other stuff fly about and out of the church. On the front of the church yard, oil has been spilled by someone. As the debris flies, a piece of burning wood lands on the oil and sets it on fire. The fire quickly forms the Skull and Arrow. We know who's that is already. INT. LAURA'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY The pone rings. Laura comes running out of the kitchen and picks up. LAURA Hello. LAURA Oh, hi Inspector Barton. LAURA Oh I didn't hear the news. She turns the TV on and switches a few channels. LAURA Oh my god! That's horrible. Who would do such.... She stops. On the TV the burnt in Skull takes her attention away from the phone call. LAURA What? Come to the School? Why? LAURA Forensics?.......OK. I'll be there. She hangs up and gets her car keys and gun. EXT. PRESTON WOODS HIGH SCHOOL A few cop cars are parked in front of the school. Laura drives up and gets out. INT. SCHOOL CAFETERIA - ON LAURA As she moves under the police tape blocking off the crime scene. The forensics team are there already with Dumann. DUMANN Laura. The team turns around and greet her. LAURA So....what Happened. Why am I here? A man named Burke approaches her. BURKE Well, we called you down here because this (shows her the blade) seemed to bother you. LAURA Yes. BURKE Well, as you know, the blade was found broken in half. Your captain thought somebody stepped on it. So he sent it here for tests. LAURA And. DUMANN Nobody stepped on it. BURKE Yes. Nobody. But -- there was quite a struggle. This lady really put up a fight. LAURA How do you know. BURKE Well, we analyzed the floor and found a lot of little stab marks fitting the profile of the blade. Also, at some point, she must have tried to wriggle free and the guy slipped. That's what broke the blade, as he came down with it on the ground. LAURA But why did he leave it here? BURKE Could be because he has no need for it because it's broken. Could be to intimidate you. Or to throw you of guard. LAURA Yes. Any fingerprints? BURKE Just a few on the blade and around the ground where they struggled. A few are from the lady. Most are from this man -- He takes out a photo of Whiton. DUMANN This is the man? BURKE Yes. We just got the photo this morning. LAURA Well, OK. Is there anything else we need to know? BURKE No, this pretty much sums it up. DUMANN We gotta put out a warrant on him. Do you have a phone? BURKE Yeah, it's right over there. Dumann walks over to the phone and dials. Laura takes a look around the crime scene. LAURA Why was there nobody else here? BURKE What do you mean? LAURA Why were there no other cops? All I saw was a few coroners and 3 officers. BURKE I don't know, but we came here the day she was murdered, and there were an unusual number of gang members. Now, we initially thought they were her friends, but "Gang member" pretty much rules that thought out. LAURA Did anybody do anything. Subdue them or anything. BURKE Subdue them for what? Turns out they were clean. But I'm never forgetting their tattoo. LAURA Alright. We'll get going now. Thanks. BURKE No problem. Dumann hangs up and rejoins Laura in the hallway. LAURA We have to go back to his apartment. DUMANN The arrest is up. Cops will be out looking for him. EXT. VICTORIA APARTMENTS - DAY They are at the front door again. Guns drawn. LAURA Is backup coming? DUMANN Yes, but they'll be here in 30. Traffic's kicking their ass. LAURA Damn. Dumann knocks on the door. No answer. He knocks again. No one seems to be there. The door is broken in. Dumann and Laura storm in. Nobody is in the Living room. Laura checks the bedrooms. Dumann goes around the kitchen. Nobody. LAURA There's nobody here. DUMANN So now what? They probably bailed. Then, behind them a storage door opens. A gun is trained on them. Laura and Dumann slowly turn around. THRONE MAN That'll be far enough. The Throne Man and 4 thugs, including Whiton, armed to the teeth, come out. Throne Man is the only one without a gun. THUG 2 Drop the guns. THRONE MAN Now, now Gerome. Don't be so rash. I don't think they'll shoot us, if they want to be murderers, without us being aggressive. He points to the cameras on the wall. THRONE MAN Or being caught on the cameras. LAURA You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you. THRONE MAN And how do you think you'll explain to your superiors, how the church was destroyed. They will think that you did it, and we'll get away unscathed. DUMANN So you'll go around, killing off people. THRONE MAN Teaching. Teaching People. Teaching them about the true horrors of Religion, and force them to take up our new religion. LAURA To take up your religion, and do what you people do. THRONE MAN You People. Listen to these words. Are you segregating us because of our religious beliefs? DUMANN No, nobody's segregating you. THUG You bullshitter, you people can't resist -- A fight of words breaks out. DUMANN -- what are you talking about, we -- LAURA -- nobody has to do this. It doesn't have to be this way -- Suddenly, Thug 2 produces his gun. Dumann shoots him. Laura and Dumann take cover behind the Kitchen. The Throne Man runs out of the room. Thug 1 sneaks over to the kitchen. Thug 1 sees Laura. He fires. The slug hits her in the shoulder. She shoots his back. LAURA Come out with your hands in the air, however many of you there are. But the two other thugs have -- run off. Dumann helps Laura up. DUMANN Are you alright? Does it Hurt? LAURA It's OK. I'll be alright. EXT. VICTORIA APARTMENTS - DAY Outside, the cops have caught The Throne Man and the two Thugs. The thugs are kicking and screaming. The Throne Man remains calm. A officer is reading them their rights. Laura and Dumann come out of the Building. She's holding her arm. Inspector Barton meets them halfway. INSPECTOR BARTON Detectives. What was all this about? DUMANN Murders. INSPECTOR BARTON Alright. I just needed to hear it from you. I'll expect a report from the both of you in the next 2 days. He walks away. Laura looks after him. The End
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