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FADE IN: EXT. VALLEY - DAWN Tall grass sways slowly in the wind. A light fog dances over it. SUBTITLE: "2162 A.D." EXT. SMALL HILL - CONTINUOUS The figure of a horse stands at one end of the plain. A COMMANDER sits atop the horse. His face is stained by dirt. His armor bears the symbol of a lion. He carries a broad sword in his hand. After a brief moment, he raises the sword. A loud battle cry escapes his mouth. Behind him, an army of SOLDIERS are ready for battle. They return the cry as they stare fearlessly across the plain. EXT. ANOTHER SMALL HILL - CONTINUOUS Another legion of SOLDIERS stand dauntlessly. Their coats of armor bear green markings. A SMALL MAN steps out from the soldiers. He bears no weapon. Instead he raises a bagpipe to his lips. He slowly begins playing. EXT. SMALL HILL - CONTINUOUS The Commander continues to lead the cry. He lowers his sword. This signal ignites his soldiers and they charge. EXT. ANOTHER SMALL HILL - CONTINUOUS The enemy rushes forward. EXT. VALLEY - CONTINUOUS The armies collide. The CLANGING of their swords surround us. The faces of the soldiers show no remorse. The Commander fights his way through the battle. He slides through with a sort of grace taking down member after member of the opposing army. The battle rages onward. Soldiers of both armies fall to their deaths. The fog fades and the battle is over. No soldier is left standing. Soon there is a small movement. The Commander slowly starts to rise from the fallen bodies. He breathes heavily as he studies the carnage that is around him. Behind him an opposing soldier stands. The soldier lets out a scream and charges at the commander. The Commander turns in time to meet swords with the enemy. Their fight is fierce with neither connecting with a blow. The Commander soon gains the upper hand. Without warning, he swings in behind the soldier and the blade of his weapon slices the enemy's throat. The soldier falls. The Commander drops his sword as the bloodbath is finally over. He stands victorious. The Commander retrieves his sword. He turns. An arrow pierces his neck. The Commander struggles to remove it, but cannot. He falls forward. The arrow impales through him as it makes contact with the ground. The plain falls quiet. Nothing more than a resting place for the two armies. Light footsteps approach the bodies. An assassin covered in black and carrying a crossbow, makes his way over to the commander. He drops the crossbow and touches his fingers to the commander's neck. He motions with his hand. A group of assassins slowly walks onto the field. The first assassin removes his mask to reveal a Chinese man. A scar hangs above his left eye. This is Chang (32). He smiles and addresses his army. CHANG Today -- we have seen victory. The assassins cheer. CUT TO: EXT. NEW YORK CITY - NIGHT Forsaken. The city streets are littered. Buildings are demolished. The few that are left have been destroyed. EXT. UNITED NATIONS BUILDING - CONTINUOUS The best looking building so far. Parts of the walls are missing. Windows are shattered. At the entrance a fire slowly burns in a barrel. The doors are pushed open. Two TEENS turn forward. They carry numerous items in their arms. The teens walk over to the barrel and kneel. They lay the items down and begin searching through them. TEEN #1 Let's hurry up. Before someone catches us. TEEN #2 Don't worry about it. The two continue their search. From behind, Teen #1 is pulled to his feet. The teen stares into the eyes of SCOTT (18). A brawny man, although you couldn't tell that from his clothes. He holds the teen by the collar. TEEN #1 Jesus, who are you? The cops? A small SCUFFLING is heard. Teen #1 looks behind him. He notices his pal running off. SCOTT Looks like you're by yourself. TEEN #1 Come on, let me go. It wasn't like I was stealing. SCOTT You were messing with private property. TEEN #1 Look, if it will make you happy, I'll put it back. Scott thinks about it. SCOTT Promise? The teen nods. Scott slowly releases him. The teen kneels down at the items. He grabs a few into his hands. He turns to see Scott not really paying attention. The teen takes off down the street. TEEN #1 (O.S.) (yelling) Sucker. Scott turns to see the teen gone. He shakes his head. SCOTT Kids. He squats down at the items and rummages through them. He picks up a couple, only to drop them in disgust. SCOTT You would think they had the decency to steal something good. INT. LAB OFFICE - DAY Each wall is made up of glass. The only occupant furniture is a small desk. A folding chair sits on both sides. On the desk sits a microscope. Through the walls, various SCIENTISTS sit at desks, study items that look familiar to us, or write notes. A woman enters. She wears a lab coat. Her hair hangs over what seems to be drowsy eyes. Her glasses balance on the end of her nose. This is SARAH (23). Sarah walks to the desk and sits. She pulls the microscope to her. She picks it up and oddly begins to examine it from different angles. The door again opens. Scott enters. Sarah looks up as Scott walks over and sits on top of the desk. She returns to her work. Scott watches as Sarah examines the object. SCOTT Whatcha got there? Sarah looks up annoyed. SARAH If I knew, I could quit studying it and move on to something else. Scott leans back, a mocking fear on his face. SARAH So bring anything back for me? Scott places his hands in his pockets and pulls them out. SCOTT Nothing. I decided you can do your own job. Sarah returns to her notes. SARAH Yeah. So ya hear? England defeated Scotland. Scott doesn't appear excited. SCOTT One for the good guys right? Sarah looks up at him. She shakes her head. SARAH Afraid not. China got another surprise attack in. SCOTT What? That's the third one in the last two years. Sarah again goes back to her work. SCOTT When is our great leader going to take control of this thing. SARAH Says this one isn't our battle. Scott slides off the desk into the folding chair. SCOTT All he has to do is let China take out Russia and Spain, and then surprise them. China won't wait around to make peace. SARAH Don't forget France. Sarah pulls a pad and pen from her coat pocket. She slides them and the microscope to Scott. SARAH See what you can figure out. I need something to drink. Sarah slides back and stands. She exits the office. Scott grabs the paper. He studies the item and begins to take notes. EXT. OCEAN - EVENING The orange sun sets in the distance. Waves ripple until they crash against a... BATTLE SHIP - CONTINUOUS The ship is structured of wood. Cannons peek out from slots cut along the side of the vessel. On the surface of the ship, a few NAVAL SOLDIERS perform their duties. EXT. HARBOR - CONTINUOUS Numerous battle ships rest at the enormous port. Soldiers cover the harbor. They go about their work unaware. EXT. SKY - EVENING Clouds move swiftly toward the dock following the path of a... WAR PLANE The antique fighter soars through the dim lit sky. EXT. HARBOR - EVENING The soldiers continue their work. An immense shadow covers the area. The soldiers look skyward. EXT. WAR PLANE - EVENING It hovers silently. The bomb bay opens slowly. An atomic warhead is released. EXT. HARBOR - EVENING Panic spreads through the harbor. The warhead nears closer. It lands dead center of the port. A colossal explosion soon follows. The smoke finally clears. Soldiers emerge from the little cover they found. EXT. WAR PLANE - EVENING The plane U-turns. EXT. HARBOR - EVENING A sigh of relief is breathed. EXT. SKY - EVENING The sky is once again clear. The calmness is interrupted as the plane ROARS back into view. EXT. HARBOR - EVENING The soldiers desperately look for cover. EXT. WAR PLANE - EVENING The concealed PILOT tilts the controls forward. EXT. HARBOR - EVENING Soldiers continue to panic. A few stand fearlessly ready for what's to come. WAR PLANE It continues on it's path. PILOT He leans mercilessly on the controls. EXT. HARBOR - EVENING The war plane annihilates into the stern of a battle ship. BATTLE SHIP It sinks slowly to it's death into the dead waters. EXT. SKY - EVENING The clear sky is bombarded as a pack of war planes storms in. EXT. HARBOR - EVENING Each plane screens a certain area of the inlet. They drop warhead after warhead on their selected target. Debris flies skyward. It eventually finds a resting place on the ocean waves. The war planes disappear as quickly as they appeared. Flames and smoke consume the area. Nothing is left of the harbor. INT. LAB OFFICE - NIGHT Scott sits at the desk. He is hunched over, pencil in hand. The once blank sheet of paper is filled with notes. The pencil circles various parts of it. Scott's concentration is broken as the door opens. Sarah enters, a Styrofoam cup in hand. She slowly walks over to her desk. She starts to sit, but pauses. SARAH Figured anything out? Scott looks up to her. SCOTT It's some type of device that enlarges objects. What it's use was is unknown to me. Sarah continues sitting. She pulls the microscope to her. SARAH You should be going. You've been here too long. I'll finish. Scott folds the paper twice. He tosses it towards Sarah. Sarah catches it as it falls to the floor. The door opens again. CHARLIE (25) enters. His shirt hangs half way out. His pants are wrinkly and worn. Thick sideburns and a trim beard outline his face. CHARLIE Guys, big news. Big, big news. He goes unnoticed. CHARLIE (walking over) Hey did you hear what I said? Scott and Sarah look at each other. Scott turns to Charlie. SCOTT What are you talking about? CHARLIE It just came over the Morse. Kablooey. SARAH What? CHARLIE Pearl Harbor, kablooey. Sarah's jaw drops. SARAH No, can't be. Who would do that? Charlie shakes his head. CHARLIE Don't ask me. Just what was said. They're putting the blame on Russia. SCOTT This has nothing to do with me. I'm going. He gets up. Charlie turns as Scott walks past him and exits. INT. MEETING ROOM - DAY The walls are complete concrete. Wooden mantles hold candles in each corner. A wooden door stands out on one side. In the middle of the room a round wooden table sits. Thirteen men sit in wooden chairs around the circular structure. One of the men stands. PRESIDENT DAVIS (40) is dressed in a black suit. His hair, what's left of it, is combed neatly to one side. He walks behind his chair and places his hands on the back of it. PRESIDENT DAVIS Gentlemen, today America was attacked by an unknown enemy. One of this nation's greatest historical sites destroyed. He looks to the man on his right. PRESIDENT DAVIS General. What do we know of this attack? GENERAL GARRISON (45) wears a worn military suit. His badges and medals are plentiful. He speaks in a southern accent. GENERAL GARRISON Sir, it is believed that it was Russia who attacked us. We do not know for sure, but reports indicate that their country is the only one that could fund such an attack. They also have an expansive army that outnumbers us three to one. Davis lets go of the chair. He stands erect. He turns to his men. PRESIDENT DAVIS America, for the most part, has played a small role in this war. But today that comes to an end. (to Garrison) General, let every branch of the US Military know -- they better get ready. INT. LAB OFFICE - EVENING Scott and Sarah sit at the desk. Scott reads a single sheet of gray paper. The title reads: "NEW YORK TIMES". The top headline indicates "AMERICA GOING TO WAR". SCOTT (reading) Reports indicate that Moscow, the capital of Russia led an UFO attack in the waters around Pearl Harbor sending it to it's peril. Scott looks to Sarah. SCOTT What do you think? SARAH I don't understand where this technology came from. But Scott, if these UFOs are around, what else is out there -- that we don't know about? Scott stares in thought. INT. WAREHOUSE, MEETING ROOM - NIGHT The building is structured of complete sheet metal. On one side is a small slide up door. A hand grips tightly to a pistol. The index finger massages the trigger gently. Chang loosens his grip from the weapon. He sits in a high back padded chair. Beside the chair a small wooden stool rests. Ten feet in front of Chang are three rows of folding chairs. Ten chairs in each row. Chang aims the pistol at various angles admiring it. He points the pistol forward and squints his left eye. He pulls the trigger and the sound VIBRATES. The bullet CLANGS as it pierces through the thin metallic wall. Chang smiles with delight. The door slides upward. A group of Chinese men enter. They are all dressed in clean white jumpsuits. The man leading the group is JIN (late twenties) His hair is slicked back. He flips a coin continuously as he walks. Chang motions for them to sit. He places the pistol on the stool. The men sit. Chang stands. CHANG Gentlemen welcome. He begins to pace in front of them as he speaks. CHANG Forgive me. I realize that this is not exactly the luxurious living you are used to, but under the circumstances, it will have to do. He turns. Chang walks over and picks the pistol up off of the stool. He turns back to the men. CHANG Right now, as we speak, the world is caught up in this little war. But trust me, they will not win. He spins the gun on his finger. He stops it. The Chinese men stay immobile as the gun is pointed directly at them. They show no fear. CHANG For years, our country has been repressed. Today that all changes. He is silent for a moment. CHANG We now possess the technology that they once played with. He arches his arm. The pistol is aimed upward. CHANG Including this item. Jin raises his hand. CHANG Yes. Jin hesitates as all eyes turn to him. JIN Sir forgive me. But what technology, besides that simple weapon do you speak of? The men turn back to Chang for the answer. Chang lowers the pistol. He smirks. CHANG Well Jin, we have all heard the news. Russia has bombed Pearl Harbor. Jin agrees. CHANG Well for now -- we will give Russia the credit. But, when the time is right, we will step forth, and announce our domination -- our domination of the world. INT. RESTAURANT - DAY No sound escapes from the building. Light peeks through the windows. Red dining booths align the walls. A bar separates the dining area from the grill. Glasses covered by dust and cobwebs lay scattered out on the counter. The door SQUEAKS open. Scott enters. He pulls the door shut behind him. Scott turns to make sure the door is securely shut. Satisfied he makes his way to one end of the restaurant. In the back corner, a figure sits in the shadows. SCOTT You wanted to see me? Sarah leans forward into the light. SARAH Yeah. I brought you here to tell ya goodbye. Scott is speechless. SARAH Have you not heard the news? Davis is drafting every eligible man for this war. Scott leans toward her. SCOTT That can't be. What about the labs? All the work we have been doing? Sarah grabs Scott's hand. SARAH Scott, forget the labs. No one cares about them. After Russia brought our country into it, Davis has made a pledge to win this war. Scott leans back. His hands slide from under Sarah's grasp. SCOTT Does he not realize it is going to do no good? How many wars do we have to win to claim our dominance. Maybe if we let someone else win, there won't be anymore wars. SARAH I wish this one wasn't happening, but I can't predict the future. Just say goodbye and get it over with. Scott shakes his head. SCOTT You're crazy. Do you think they are going to draft me? Sarah tosses an envelope onto the table. The heading reads: "MILITARY NOTICE". SARAH I don't know, but you're fixing to find out. It arrived this morning. Scott looks to Sarah. He slowly slides the envelope over to him. He rips it open. He pulls a piece of paper out and reads it. He looks up at Sarah, a sadness in his eyes. SCOTT Then I guess this is goodbye. Tears begin to form in Sarah's eyes. Scott lays the paper back down. EXT. DESERT - MORNING Sand covers the level plain. EXT. MILITARY CAMP - CONTINUOUS A small white office serves as the entrance. A fenced tipped with barb wire outlines the camp. On the fence, circles have been cut out sporadically. A charter bus pulls to a stop in front of the office. The door swings open and men begin to step off of the bus. They each carry a duffel bag in their hand or on their shoulders. Scott is among them. The men look around at the large area. Some are excited, some are scared. A couple of them break down in tears. Scott studies his surroundings. A deep sigh escapes his breath. SCOTT This should be fun. The door of the office opens. SERGEANT GATES (50s) walks out of the office. He stops in front of the men. Gates speaks loudly. GATES Line up. The men bump into each other as they hurry to get side by side. Gates walks down the line as he speaks. GATES Welcome to hell pansies. I am your commanding officer. Also known as your drill sergeant. You can call me sir, or drill sergeant. It's that simple. He stops and turns to the men. GATES Do you understand? ALL (shouting) Yes, Drill Sergeant. GATES Very good. You are smarter than I thought. Now line up, single file. The men form a line. Scott at the end. GATES Follow me. ALL (shouting) Sir, yes sir./Yes Drill Sergeant. Gates glares at them. The men quickly become silent. The men follow Gates through the office. INSERT MONTAGE - TRAINING -- The trainees enter their barracks. They select their beds and place any belongings under them. A few fights break out over who gets what bed. -- Scott enters into a small room and sits in a chair. A BARBER walks behind him. The barber lathers up Scott's head and begins to shave it with a razor blade. -- The trainees perform sit-ups. -- Scott struggles as a partner counts his push ups. -- The soldiers do four point jumping jacks. -- Gates teaches them basic fighting attacks. -- Scott and a partner spar with swords. -- The trainees run through the desert. A few fall from exhaustion. Scott helps one up. -- They eat a meal in the mess hall. Gates breaks up a brawl. -- The trainees link a series of blows into one attack. -- Scott runs an obstacle course. He finishes and hunches over in exhaustion. Gates yells at him. Scott reluctantly runs back to the beginning. -- Graduation. Each trainee accepts their certificate. They salute Gates as he smiles on from the end of the stage. END MONTAGE EXT. MILITARY CAMP - DAY The soldiers, dressed in army green attire, walk out of the office and board the waiting charter bus. Scott is the last one on. The bus door closes. The bus pulls away. EXT. LAB - NIGHT The building lies in ruins. A few people lie on the steps. They use torn fabrics to keep them warm. Smoke rises out of a barrel. The charter bus pulls slowly to a stop a few feet from the steps. The bus door opens and Scott steps out. His breath frosts as he exhales. The bus pulls away. Scott rubs his hands together and blows into them. He makes his way up the steps, stepping over the sleeping bodies. INT. LAB - NIGHT The inside of the building lies in shambles. Just enough glass walls remain to support the structure. Scott makes his way through the hallway. He looks into each office. Papers and shattered glass scatter the office floors. LAB OFFICE Despite the destroyed walls, the room is clean. Scott walks in. He makes his way over to the desk. He opens each drawer. The contents of each drawer is neatly filed. Scott opens the third drawer. A small piece of paper sticks out from one of the folders. Scott removes the folder and lays it on the desk. He opens it to find a note. He picks it up. The note reads: "Welcome home, meet me at our usual place". Scott drops the paper. He rushes out of the office. INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT Darkness and silence consume the restaurant. The door SQUEAKS as it slowly opens. Moonlight makes its way in from outside. Scott enters. He grabs a pole from beside the door. He uses it to prop the door open. Scott slowly walks further into the dimly lit area. SCOTT Sarah? He jumps at the RATTLE of plates. He turns to the bar. The outline of a person stands behind the bar. SARAH Close the door. Scott turns. He slides the pole away from the door. The door slowly shuts. The two stand in darkness. A match STRIKES lit. Sarah sits the match into one of the glasses on the counter. The light magnifies enough to see from Scott to Sarah. SCOTT What happened? Sarah is silent. She makes her way around the counter. Scott takes a step back. Sarah clinches him tightly. SARAH Welcome home. Scott slowly returns her hold. The two release. Sarah looks up at Scott. SARAH It's been awful in the last three months. SCOTT Why? Where did everyone go? SARAH They fled. But you're home now. We can get back to work. Scott shakes his head. He grabs Sarah by the arm and walks her over to a booth. SARAH What's wrong? Scott sits silent. SARAH You're not back are you? SCOTT Just for a day or two. Sarah puts her head in her hands. She then pulls a small box out from her lab pocket. She places it in front of Scott. SARAH It's not much. Scott grabs the box and opens it. Inside a silver cross hangs from a gold chained necklace. SARAH Happy nineteen. Scott sits the box down. SCOTT Sarah, you have got to get out of here. It would be best if you went somewhere else. Someplace where it's safe. SARAH (shocked) What? What happened to thinking about the lab? Scott pounds the table. Sarah jumps back. SCOTT Screw the lab. You can't stay here. Not with what has happened. Sarah doesn't respond. SCOTT Look, I will go back to the lab. I will get any folder that looks important. Then I won't you to go away till all this blows over. Sadness fills Sarah's face. SARAH Yeah, I'll go. INT. LAB - MORNING Scott enters the building and quickly makes his way to the LAB OFFICE He rushes to the desk. Scott pulls open the drawers and throws folder after folder onto the desk. As the drawers are emptied, Scott places various folders under his arm. Finished, he makes his way out of the office. INT. RESTAURANT - DAY From the sunlight we can see the restaurant in it's true form. A few booths have been ripped from the walls. The area behind the bar lies decimated. Scott enters. He looks around. Sarah is gone. Scott drops the folders. Tears begin to slowly form in his eyes. After a moment he starts to walk out, but stops. At the first booth, the boxed necklace still lays. Scott walks over and removes it from the box. He slides it into his pocket. INT. WAREHOUSE, OFFICE - NIGHT Chinese portraits and writings adorn the wall. A large Chinese flag, slightly modified from what we know it as, suspends from above. Chang sits comfortably at his desk. The pistol rests in front of him. He picks it up and admires it. He tosses it swiftly to his other hand, then back again. The door opens. Jin enters and approaches him. He bows to Chang. JIN Sir, the men are curious of your plan. They have an instinct that it may fail. Chang slowly places the pistol on the desk. He glares at Jin. CHANG If they have doubts, then they can take it up with me. I am not afraid to let them meet their fates early. Jin is frozen. He manages to bow to Chang. JIN Yes sir. Jin turns and exits the office. The door closes. Chang places his hands together, then grasps his fingers. CHANG Get ready USA. Get ready. INT. MEETING ROOM - DAY The room is empty. The door opens. Davis and Garrison enter. They make their way to the table and sit in their respected seats. PRESIDENT DAVIS General, what is this that you want to talk about? Garrison removes a piece of paper from his jacket and lays it on the table. Davis's question is ignored. PRESIDENT DAVIS What is it that we know about these war planes? GENERAL GARRISON I'm afraid to say it, but nothing sir. No information could be collected. So far we have yet to find a way to stop them. PRESIDENT DAVIS Tell me -- how is it that Russia has this thing, this machine, and we don't even have a single sling shot? Garrison glances at the paper one more time. He slides it over to Davis. GENERAL GARRISON I disagree with this, but with your signature we could change that. Davis looks over the paper. GENERAL GARRISON If you sign it, we will be able to build the weapons we need. (sarcastically) Even slingshots. PRESIDENT DAVIS I do not have time for jokes General. Tell me how. Garrison looks down uneasily. GENERAL GARRISON China sir. (looking at Davis) They want to make an allegiance with us. They claim they can help us build them. Davis looks up from the paper. PRESIDENT DAVIS What about funds? GENERAL GARRISON They promised they could take care of it. Take care of everything. Davis looks back at the paper. He picks it up and continues to stare at it. He takes a long breath and then crumples the paper. He tosses it on the table. PRESIDENT DAVIS No. Tell them no alliances. We cannot trust anyone at this point, and they have offered no proof they can help. Garrison breathes a small sigh of relief. GENERAL GARRISON Sir... PRESIDENT DAVIS I will not align with the country who for years has been our sole enemy. America is, and will always be in my hands. Not theirs. GENERAL GARRISON Yes sir. EXT. STREET DAY - DAY The golden sun peeks through the cloudy sky. Rainfall pours onto the cracked and littered pavement. The SOUND of thunder and the flash of lightning swarm the sky. Scott stands on the sidewalk. He holds a copy of the "New York Times" over his head. After a moment, the charter bus pulls up. The doors open. Scott tosses down the paper as he boards the bus. INT. BUS - CONTINUOUS Scott looks up to see the BUS DRIVER watching him. The driver is a portly man. His stomach presses against the steering wheel. Scott walks up the steps to find the bus empty. SCOTT Where is everyone? The driver shuts the door. BUS DRIVER I guess you're the only one who didn't run. But what difference does it make? Davis is leading us to hell at this rate. Scott spins around and plops down in the seat behind the driver. BUS DRIVER Russia has flying vehicles, while our country blew everything on a few buses. But I ain't complaining. The driver checks his rear view mirror. Scott stares out the window. BUS DRIVER Nope. Keeps me a job, and out of this war. The driver puts the bus in gear. It begins driving forward. SCOTT Why can't we afford weapons? The driver chuckles. BUS DRIVER How? Ever since they let us vote on taxes and we voted no, our government income has plummeted. We're lucky to have clean water. Scott turns back to the window. INT. MILITARY BASE - EVENING The base is an exact replica of the training camp. Soldiers crowd the base in the pouring rain. Some are huddled talking, others fight, and some seem to be intimately involved. EXT. MILITARY OFFICE - CONTINUOUS The bus pulls to a stop in front of the base. Scott steps off of the bus and walks into the office. INT. MILITARY OFFICE - CONTINUOUS A desk sits near the back door. A GUARD sits at the desk. Sheets of paper are scattered in front of him. Scott makes his way slowly through the office. A knife stops him as he reaches the door. The guard holds tightly to the knife. The blade pressing into Scott's throat. GUARD Halt. State your number. Scott leans back from the guard. The guard keeps the knife at Scott's throat. SCOTT Private number two-two-oh-four. The guard looks down at the papers and searches through them. He lowers the knife. GUARD I apologize soldier. You may continue. EXT. MILITARY BASE - CONTINUOUS Scott exits the office. Outside the office, a few soldiers are huddled near the door. One of them is Charlie. His hair is now shaved, but the wild facial hair remains. He turns to see Scott. CHARLIE Scott? Is that you? Scott turns toward him. Charlie makes his way over. CHARLIE Gee man, you just now getting here? SCOTT Yeah. Why? CHARLIE A little late. Everyone else has been here at least two days. SCOTT Had something to take care of. And yeah. It's good to see you too. Charlie snickers. CHARLIE Sorry man. Where's my manners? Scott motions to Charlie's hair. SCOTT Nice cut. Charlie runs his hand over what little hair remains. CHARLIE Come on. The two walk through the base. A few soldiers ignore them. Others either stare at them with a look of anger, or lick their lips seductively. CHARLIE You can bunk in my barracks. A few fruit cakes, but they won't bother anything. EXT. BARRACKS - CONTINUOUS The outside of the barracks is structured with concrete blocks. The door is a thick metal. Scott and Charlie enter. INT. BARRACKS - CONTINUOUS The room is bricked. Army green cots scatter the room. Charlie leads Scott to the back of the room. There one cot rests untouched. A pillow and folded blanket lay at the end. SCOTT (not satisfied) Brings back memories. EXT. SMALL GERMAN VILLAGE - DAY The sunlight burns down on the village. A single dirt road is aligned by houses and shops. The buildings are constructed of wooden logs. Dry mud holds them together. Hay sprawls the tops to form the roofs. In the distance, SOUNDS of various farm animals echo. Various men, women, and children crowd the village. EXT. BLACKSMITH SHOP - CONTINUOUS Through an opening in the building, a blacksmith CLANGS his hammer on hot metal. EXT. GERMAN HOUSE - CONTINUOUS A hand maiden sits on a stool. She whistles as she milks a cow. EXT. SMALL GERMAN VILLAGE - CONTINUOUS The community continues on with their daily activities. Two LITTLE BOYS chase around after each other. EXT. BLACKSMITH SHOP - CONTINUOUS The two boys run behind the shop and stop abruptly. In front of them, strategically placed between a couple of wooden crates lies a small round black object. The two boys bend over the object and observe it. After a moment, one of them picks it up. He throws it in the air and catches it. He tosses it to the other. A game of catch begins. They begin to run. They toss the object as they go. EXT. SMALL GERMAN VILLAGE - CONTINUOUS The two boys run out into the dirt road. The game continues. One of the boys tosses it into the air. The object lands on top a bail of hay. The two give chase. They reach the hay. Without warning, the object explodes. Everything within a ten feet radius is blown away. The people panic. They run and look for cover, only to meet one explosion after another. Soon smoke and fire consume the village. Buildings collapse in the wake of the destruction. The smoke finally clears. The area has been laid to waste. A few small fires continue to burn. Bodies lie forsaken. INT. MESS HALL - EVENING A compact room, a few soldiers lean against the wall. They eat a green soupy substance from a wooden bowl. On one end of the room, a CHEF dips the substance into bowls as soldiers wait in line. Scott and Charlie sit side by side at a dining table. Soldiers are cramped together on both sides leaving little room for elbow movement. Charlie swirls his spoon around his bowl. A look of disgust crosses his face. He turns to... Scott scoops the substance into his mouth. He gags with each swallow. CHARLIE So where did she go? Scott doesn't answer. CHARLIE No note or anything? Scott swallows the final remains of the soup. CHARLIE Anyway, we better get some sleep tonight. They say something is happening tomorrow. SCOTT What? Charlie shrugs. A whistle BLOWS. The soldiers are relieved to stand. They try to stretch, but their arms only bump against each other. They clamor their way to the exit. INT. WAREHOUSE, OFFICE - NIGHT The room is dark except a few rays of light that come from outside. Mice SQUEAK as they use this time for their personal feast. The door slides up and Jin walks in. He carries a candle to light his way. He looks around to see nothing. He calmly walks over to Chang's desk. There the pistol rests. Jin picks it up. He plays with it and admires it. He aims it at the chair. JIN Bang. He smiles. CHANG (O.S.) Jin? Are you trying to tell me something? Jin searches. Chang emerges out of the shadows. Over a black suit, he wears a leather trench coat. Jin drops the gun on the desk. Chang walks over and looks at the gun. CHANG It's nice isn't it? He picks it up and places it inside his coat. CHANG Now, did you have a purpose for being here? Jin hesitates. His brow sweats. He quickly nods. JIN Sir. He hands a small yellow card to Chang. Chang looks it over. CHANG So. It seems they do not want to play nice. Then I will have to do this myself. INT. MEETING ROOM - MORNING Davis sits at the round table alone. He holds his head in his hands and breathes slowly. The door opens. A young SECRETARY enters. Davis pays her no attention. The secretary walks over and taps him on his shoulder. Davis still doesn't move. Then- PRESIDENT DAVIS Yes? SECRETARY We have a situation sir. She lays a yellow card on the table in front of him. Davis' eyes move back and forth as he reads it. His eyes widen in shock. INT. TENT - DAY A large revival style tent. A camouflage pattern covers it. Soldiers sit on bleachers stretched along the back wall. A few feet in front of the bleachers, a small podium stands. Scott and Charlie are among the soldiers. SCOTT Hope this is important. The opening of the tent spreads apart. The soldiers get dead silent. Gates enters. He walks over to the left side of the podium and stands at attention. Garrison comes through the tent opening. He walks behind the podium and then turns to the soldiers. The soldiers all stand in unison and salute the general. He returns their gesture. GENERAL GARRISON At ease gentlemen. The soldiers return to their sitting position. GENERAL GARRISON As many of you are aware of, the time of battle is at hand. Soldier after soldier will be deployed from our country until America has claimed victory. He pauses. GENERAL GARRISON You men will have the honor of being the first unit sent out. The soldiers are in wonderment. They turn to each other and a small murmur fills the room. GENERAL GARRISON Gentlemen -- you are the best in your class. You are our first hope at peace for Old Glory. The country's, no, the world's future will be in your hands. May God, may God be with you. And good luck. Garrison salutes the soldiers. Gates follows Garrison out of the tent. Scott turns to Charlie. SCOTT We're the best in our class? CHARLIE Guess so. INT. BARRACKS - NIGHT The unit of soldiers breathe deeply as they sleep. Scott lays in his cot with his eyes open. He stares blankly at the ceiling. Charlie, in the cot next to him, rolls over to face Scott. CHARLIE Scott? Scott turns his head to Charlie. CHARLIE Are you ready for this? Scott exhales. SCOTT I don't know, but what other choice do we have? We have to fight. CHARLIE I don't mean that. (worried) We could die soon. Even tomorrow. I don't want to die. SCOTT Dying isn't what I am worried about. Go to sleep. Scott turns back facing the ceiling. Charlie closes his eyes. Scott places his hands behind his head. He takes another deep breath. SCOTT The question is, how am I going to die? CHARLIE (O.S.) You say something. Scott shakes his head. CHARLIE Okay. INT. HALLWAY - DAY The long broad passage is constructed of concrete block. A few of the blocks are turned on their sides to allow light to enter in. Davis walks steadfast through the hallway. His secretary follows him. PRESIDENT DAVIS I thought I said for no one to be let in. He turns to her angered. PRESIDENT DAVIS Who let them in? SECRETARY I am unsure. PRESIDENT DAVIS By God, they better have a reasonable explanation. Or I may just unburden the world with their existence. President Davis stops in front of a door. His secretary steps in front of him. She opens the door. Davis enters. INT. PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE - CONTINUOUS The wooden walls appear to have just been polished. Pictures of past Presidents adorn the walls. A few not known to our history. A large wooden desk sits in front of a picture of the first president. The large leather chair behind the desk spins around. Chang sits in the chair. His arms are crossed. Underneath his arms, a folder peeks out. CHANG Mr. President. Davis walks over to the desk, rage in his eyes. PRESIDENT DAVIS (trying to be calm) Please, remove yourself from my desk. Chang graciously gets up. PRESIDENT DAVIS What is your purpose here? Chang tosses the folder on the desk. CHANG Mr. Davis, for years our countries have been at war. But, we should not allow our past -- He points to the picture of Washington. CHANG -- to disturb our future. His arms come around, so that it is pointing at Davis. CHANG I want us to be able to put our differences aside. Not only to stop the bickering that was brought upon us by our ancestors, but so that we can work together for humanity. Chang turns to the folder and opens it. CHANG Mr. President, we both know that without the weapons Russia holds in their grasps, neither of our armies can beat them. Not alone. PRESIDENT DAVIS And you expect me to just trust you? Chang looks displeased. PRESIDENT DAVIS I'm sorry, but this is not a time for alliances. So if you please Chancellor, good day. Chang removes a piece of paper from the folder and leaves it on the desk. He closes the folder and puts it under his arm. CHANG Good day to you too sir. And while my signature on that paper stands alone, I promise you that America will always have China's full support. He nods to Davis. PRESIDENT DAVIS (to the secretary) Show him out. Chang follows the secretary out of the room. Davis walks around and sits in the leather chair. He slides the paper over to him and peers down at it. INT. HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS The secretary enters back into the office. Jin joins Chang. JIN How did it go sir? CHANG If destroying foreign countries does not alter his mind, then we will have to hit a little closer home. A slight smile crosses Jin's face. EXT. BARRACKS - NIGHT The base is silent. A candle burns in a nearby overhead lamp. On the left side, a training mat lays on the ground. The SOUND of heavy breathing is heard. A shadow dances on the wall. It is Scott. He throws punches at the configuration. FOOTSTEPS approach him. Scott stops. He turns around. Garrison stands a few feet away. GENERAL GARRISON Nice style you got there. You may be taking my place soon. SCOTT Thank you, sir. Garrison walks over to Scott. He knocks lightly on the wall. GENERAL GARRISON Right now, our future is in there resting. Some of them know that they will not make it out of this war alive, but their bravery will always be remembered. (to Scott) Your bravery will always be remembered. Scott is silent. GENERAL GARRISON After what Russia did in Germany, it appears that our chances of a win are slim. Scott is bemused. SCOTT God is with us, right sir? GENERAL GARRISON We can only hope. Garrison pats Scott on the shoulder. Scott salute Garrison. Garrison hesitates, then returns the salute. GENERAL GARRISON You go rest up. Get some shut eye. Scott lowers his hand. SCOTT Yes sir. Garrison bids farewell and walks off. CUT TO: EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - MORNING A serene community. Along the streets and in the yards, children play. A girl waters flowers. EXT. HOUSE, FRONT YARD - CONTINUOUS An elderly man sits in his rocker calmly asleep. EXT. HOUSE, BACK YARD - CONTINUOUS A woman rushes to hang clothes on a line as the wind fights against her. EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD A RUMBLE shakes the village. All activity comes to a halt. The children look skyward. A large shadow blocks the light of the sun. SKY A war plane hovers over the NEIGHBORHOOD Children are amazed. The girl sprays down her house as her attention is drawn to the air. HOUSE, FRONT YARD The elderly man continues to sleep. SKY The aircraft gains movement and flies away. NEIGHBORHOOD The people return to their activities. SKY The war plane circles back around. It swoops down over the neighborhood and drops a war head on the street below. NEIGHBORHOOD The bomb explodes. The pavement ripples away. The aftershock decimates the area. EXT. CHICAGO LANDSCAPE - CONTINUOUS The city lies in ruins from what we know it. The quietness disappears as air craft after air craft flies overhead. Each one releases it's own war head onto the city. Eruption after eruption echoes through the city. Buildings are destroyed and bodies fly skyward. The tragedy continues. An army of thirty planes swoop down and each drops a deadly bomb. Some even make the rounds twice. The city is now a plain of ruins. INT. BARRACKS - MORNING The soldiers lay peacefully asleep. The door is thrown open. Gate enters. He BLOWS a whistle. The soldiers frantically jump up. GATES (shouting) Get up. Hurry, hurry, hurry. The unit of soldiers bump into each other as they rush to get in uniform. GATES Did I not teach you anything? HUSTLE. The soldiers rush out the door. A few continue to fight to get on clothing items. EXT. BARRACKS - CONTINUOUS The soldiers continue to pile out. Gates follows out behind them. Without hesitation, the soldiers line side by side. Gates looks over them. GATES Men, this morning, at oh five hundred hours, the windy city was attacked and destroyed. He pauses as a few soldiers are saddened by the news. GATES Today we take the first step to stop this. Today you start your battle, and by God, today you better win. ALL (yelling) Sir, yes sir. EXT. MILITARY BASE - MORNING The soldiers pile out from the small office. A charter bus waits in front. One by one the soldiers enter onto the bus. The bus doors close and the charter pulls out. EXT. DOCK - EVENING Sand borders the ocean. Two guards stand at the end of the dock. Each hold a crossbow in their hands. The dock stretches out to a WOODEN SHIP The vessel is small. A large cross bow peers out at the front. White sails cover the ship. A crew of six men stand in various positions. The crow's nest towers above the ship. In it a sailor stands. Above the crow's nest, Old Glory waves freely. EXT. DOCK - CONTINUOUS The charter drives over the beach. It stops at the dock. The soldiers pile out of the bus. The two guards halt the unit. They allow one soldier to walk the dock at a time. WOODEN SHIP The soldiers board. The two guards follow onto the ship. The anchor is hoisted out of the water. DOCK The vessel casts off. INT. MEETING ROOM - DAY The candles dimly light the room. Davis sits at the table. The treaty lays in front of him. At the bottom Chang's signature is wrote in red ink. The door opens. Garrison enters. GENERAL GARRISON Sir? Davis doesn't answer. GENERAL GARRISON The first batch of troops have been deployed. They are on their way to Russia. Davis continues to keep his eyes on the paper. PRESIDENT DAVIS I am afraid I do not know what to do General. The battle has come to our shores and I am down to this country's last and only hope. He pauses. PRESIDENT DAVIS General, a pen. GENERAL GARRISON Sir? PRESIDENT DAVIS A pen general. Garrison pulls a pen from inside his jacket. He lays it on the table. GENERAL GARRISON If I may sir, I don't think -- PRESIDENT DAVIS My job is to think General. It isn't yours. Davis reaches for the pen. He pulls it over to him and takes it in his hand. Davis hesitates, then lowers it to the paper. Chang's name is still visible. An inch from it, Davis' name resides. Davis hands the paper to Garrison. PRESIDENT DAVIS We're going to win this war. God as my witness, we will win. EXT. WOODEN SHIP - EVENING Soldiers roam the ship. A few play fight. Scott leans over the side of the ship. He stares out over the water. Charlie joins him. CHARLIE What are you doing? SCOTT Thinking. I just can't get Sarah off my mind. Charlie leans beside him. CHARLIE What are you going to do? Find her? He turns to Scott who still has his eyes on the water below. CHARLIE A lot of good that would do. Not only are we miles from home, but we have our own mission now. We were recruited for a reason. Scott turns around. He leans back on his elbows. SCOTT It just wasn't like her to disappear. CHARLIE Don't worry about it. It's Sarah, so I am sure she will be okay. Trust me. Scott smirks. INT. MEETING ROOM - NIGHT Davis paces back and forth with a stern look on his face. He mumbles to himself. Davis doesn't notice as Chang opens the door. CHANG Mr. President. Davis stops. PRESIDENT DAVIS Please, Chancellor, enter. Take a seat. Chang bows. He sits down at the table. PRESIDENT DAVIS After the other day, I appreciate your coming. CHANG No apology needed. I assure you. Davis joins Chang at the table. PRESIDENT DAVIS Now we could sit here and chit chat, but I don't think we are here to jump around the main subject. Please, tell me about these weapons. Chang starts to speak, but is interrupted by a KNOCK at the door. Garrison opens the door. GENERAL GARRISON President Davis? About the first deployment. Davis is pleased to see him. PRESIDENT DAVIS General enter. Garrison enters. He notices Chang. GENERAL GARRISON I'm sorry, was I interrupting sir? PRESIDENT DAVIS No, not at all. We were about to discuss our new weapons. Please join us. Garrison walks over uneasily and sits on the other side of the President. GENERAL GARRISON In all actuality, I don't mind if I do. Davis turns to Chang. PRESIDENT DAVIS Please, continue Chang. Chang does not answer Davis. He turns to Garrison. CHANG Excuse me, but did you say first deployment? Garrison narrows his eyes at Chang. PRESIDENT DAVIS Yes. Chang turns to Davis. PRESIDENT DAVIS Is something wrong? CHANG Albeit, this is your country, but wouldn't it be best to deploy your entire military? GENERAL GARRISON Preposterous. (to Davis) Sir, if we send out every last troop, then we have no back up if they fail. Davis turns to Chang. CHANG Pardon me, but I believe there is an old saying... "There is strength in numbers". A pin drop silence. Then... PRESIDENT DAVIS You make a valid point Chang. (to Garrison) If we sent out every last unit, that would leave us with the current training units. CHANG And you could always recruit and train more. Davis is in agreement with Chang. GENERAL GARRISON Sir, the population of our country is nowhere near what it was twenty years ago. Davis rest his chin in his hand. He is silent for a moment. PRESIDENT DAVIS How many survived General? Pearl Harbor? GENERAL GARRISON None sir. A slight smile crosses Chang's face. Davis and Garrison do not notice. GENERAL GARRISON Pearl Harbor was home to ninety five percent of our army. It was believed to be the safest haven for our men. Davis runs his hand down his face. PRESIDENT DAVIS Where are the rest of the soldiers General? The other five percent of our army? GENERAL GARRISON France sir. PRESIDENT DAVIS (assured) Then we have back up. General, deploy all units. Chang is pleased. GENERAL GARRISON (doubtful) Very well sir. EXT. EUROPEAN SHORE LINE - DAY The waves crash over the ebony sanded beach. WOODEN SHIP The vessel sails toward the land. It comes to a halt a few yards from shore. Soon rowboats filled with soldiers are lowered into the water. They row to the EUROPEAN SHORE LINE The soldiers disperse out of the small boats. Brass plates decorate their chest. Swords dangle from their belts. On their backs, cross bows are securely strapped. Scott and Charlie step onto the land. CHARLIE Ah, nothing like the smell of salt water in the morning. Scott turns to Charlie with a look of disgust. SCOTT I've had to smell it for the past week. Charlie throws his arm around Scott. CHARLIE Don't worry. Now we get to walk. He smiles. A soldier walks pass them. He shouts. SOLDIER #1 Welcome to Europe boys. Where are the hookers? The other soldiers cheer wildly. Scott and Charlie laugh. They start to follow their fellow countrymen. Gates intercept them. GATES Don't get too playful. You never know who could be watching. SCOTT Yes sir. CHARLIE Yes, Sergeant Gates. EXT. FIELD - DAY The soldiers walk along a dirt road through the middle of the field. They sweat and pant from exhaustion. The soldiers turn and make their way into the vast field. Charlie wipes his forehead. CHARLIE Who's leading this expedition? He starts slowing down. Scott come behind Charlie. He gives Charlie a push. SCOTT Come on pal. If we don't rest, you don't rest. CHARLIE Dang. I don't know how much longer I can go. Europe is a big country to cross. Scott throws Charlie's arm over his neck. He supports Charlie as the two continue. INT. MEETING ROOM Davis sits with his twelve dignitaries. An extra seat sits on Davis' right. Chang occupies this seat. PRESIDENT DAVIS Right now a unit is on it's way to Russia. The rest of the armed forces, what little we have, are on their way. The one question that arises -- will we win this war? He looks to his men. The dignitaries are speechless. PRESIDENT DAVIS Well, we never expected to win. While my thoughts and prayers are with these men, they are simply serving as a diversion. With some luck, we will keep Russian eyes turned away. Hopefully long enough as China builds the weapons we need. He pauses and turns to Chang. PRESIDENT DAVIS If you will. Davis sits. Chang rises and addresses the table. CHANG Thank you President Davis. Chang starts to walk around the table as he speaks. CHANG Fellow dignitaries. It is an honor to be among you here today. Some of you may feel that I have put off these proceedings, but I have just been waiting for the right time. Chang stops behind Davis. CHANG This man,, has put his trust in me. I promise, I will not let him down. He continues to circle the table. CHANG The weapons you seek are state of the art. My men believe that man power this grand has not been seen in at least sixty years. With our own intelligence, we can craft explosives, fire power, and even flying objects. By far, they are better than what Russia has allowed us to see. Chang stops between Davis and Garrison. CHANG In a couple of weeks, I will see to it that these two are personally escorted to my country to oversee the development. I can guarantee that they will be pleased. Any questions? The dignitaries show their pleasure. They applaud Chang. EXT. FIELD - MORNING The soldiers all lay asleep. Some are huddled together. Others lean their backs to one another. Scott and Charlie lay in the center of the soldiers. Charlie has a pile of leaves under his head to serve as a pillow. Soft FOOTSTEPS approach them. Scott stirs awake. He nudges Charlie. CHARLIE What? What are you doing? SCOTT I heard something. The other soldiers begin to stir. A few have trouble standing. GATES What is going on here? Before anyone can answer, an arrow pierces Gates neck. He collapses. The other soldiers rush to get their weapons ready. They arm their cross bows. The soldiers look around for the source of the attack. CHARLIE Do we get scared now? Scott slowly nods. Then... A loud YELL echoes around the soldiers. The unit back up into each other. They form a circle. An army of CONQUISTADORS surround them. They wear little to no armor and all sport long hair. They raise their long bows and swords. They aim their weapons at the American soldiers. Charlie leans over to Scott. CHARLIE What do we do? Scott looks around. His look of fear fades and he holds his crossbow steady. He fires it. The arrow impales into one of the conquistadors. He grabs at it, only to fall to his death. The armies collide. The units get the upper hand with their strength. A few conquistadors fall. The Spanish quickness becomes too much and the American unit begins to fall. Scott fires another arrow and takes out a soldier. He drops his crossbow as two conquistadors grab him from behind. Scott overpowers them. He draws his sword. Scott charges into a small group of Spaniards. He takes out two. Scott drops his sword as a DAGGER cuts his arm. He grabs the wound in pain. The Spaniard lunges the dagger at Scott. Out of nowhere, the Spaniard is impaled by a sword from behind. Scott turns surprised at the Spaniards death. Charlie slides his sword from the Spaniard. He tosses Scott's sword back to him. CHARLIE You owe me. SCOTT I'm sure you won't let me forget. Scott picks up the dagger and places it in his boot. He joins Charlie back in the battle. The American forces continue to fight back, but the conquistadors are too much. American after American fall to their death. As the unit dwindles in number, the Spaniards move in for the kill. Scott and Charlie stand back to back. They hold their swords as they seem prepared for anything. Suddenly a WHOOSHING sound surrounds them. Arrow after arrow flies into the Spanish unit. The Spaniards begin to fall one by one. When the massacre is over, Scott, Charlie, and the shouting Soldier are the only ones left standing. Scott looks around in wonderment. A small FRENCH UNIT approach them. They wear grayish blue armor. Their empty crossbows hang down by their sides. One of the men separates himself from the other French men. He approaches Scott and extends his hand. This is LUC (30s). Scott stares at him. He grips tightly to his sword. LUC You must be the leader. For only a leader would attack a surrounding army first. Or you are a fool. Scott lowers his sword. SCOTT I'm no leader. He searches. Scott points to Gates' body. SCOTT There. That's our leader. Luc laughs. LUC He doesn't look like a leader from here. He calms himself when no one else laughs. LUC Excuse me. Please, let us take you to our camp. You could use some water and rest. Scott appears worried. LUC We have a Morse. You should contact your country. Scott looks to Charlie who shrugs. He turns back to Luc. SCOTT Your gratitude is appreciated. Thank you. EXT. FRENCH CAMP - NIGHT French soldiers are plentiful. Fur skinned tents dwell over the land. Fires burn. Dead animals dangle on limbs as the fires toast them. Luc and his men lead Scott and the American soldiers into the camp. Luc brings them to one of the fires. LUC Please sit. Warm yourselves. I will have my men clear out a tent for you to rest. A meal shall be ready in a few moments. Luc walks off. Scott and his men sit around the fire. Scott looks around. The French soldiers watch the Americans. They whisper among themselves. A dead rabbit cooks in front of Charlie. He reaches for it. Scott knocks Charlie's hand down. SCOTT Be careful what you do. I don't think they like foreigners. Charlie looks to the French soldiers. CHARLIE (to Scott) I don't like foreigners either, but I'm here. Luc comes back. LUC Excellent news. We were able to contact your country. With any luck, you should hear back from them as early as tomorrow morning. Scott pushes himself to his feet. SCOTT Look, we don't want to burden you -- Luc places his hand on Scott's shoulder. LUC I assure you, no burden. Now come, I will show you to your tent. I hope you find it satisfying. Luc leads them through the camp. As they walk, the French soldiers continue to whisper among themselves. EXT. TENT - CONTINUOUS Luc leads the Americans to a small black fur tent. He pulls back the opening flap. LUC I am sorry, it isn't much, but it will keep you warm. Charlie and the soldier enter. Scott is stopped by Luc. LUC American, you have my word that we are your allies in this. INT. TENT - CONTINUOUS Scott enters into the tent. Fur blankets cover the flooring area. A large metal bowl sits in the center. Pieces of meat overflow the dish. Charlie and the soldiers examine the feast. They begin eating. Scott looks to the opening. Luc's hand slides away and let's the drape fall. Scott joins the others at the dish. EXT. TENT - CONTINUOUS Luc walks away. A FRENCH COMMANDER joins him. FRENCH COMMANDER What are we going to do Colonel? LUC I am not quite sure just yet. For now, they live. We may be able to find some use for them. INT. PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE - DAY Davis sits at his desk. A folder lays open in front of Davis. He moves through the papers. Each page contains photographs of weapons. PICTURES -- A graph of what appears to be a grenade. -- A picture dissecting the structure of a war plane. -- The next one shows the outline for a tank. Davis goes through a few more pictures. He stares in awe at the last page. The picture shows the structure of a pistol from different angles. Davis hears a knock at the door. He frantically puts the papers in the folder and closes it. PRESIDENT DAVIS Come in. Garrison enters. A worried look covers his face. PRESIDENT DAVIS General? What's wrong? GENERAL GARRISON We received a Morse from France sir. He appears to not want to speak. PRESIDENT DAVIS (shocked) France? What news did they bring? Garrison is silent for a moment. GENERAL GARRISON The troops sir, -- they have been slain. Davis leans back. PRESIDENT DAVIS And the back up? GENERAL GARRISON I'm afraid to say sir. Their ship was destroyed. The Russians must have knew. PRESIDENT DAVIS Then we must wait. Chang and these weapons are our only hope. There is no other. Garrison continues to stand in front of Davis. PRESIDENT DAVIS Yes? GENERAL GARRISON What do we do sir? In case there are any other attacks. Davis rubs his chin. PRESIDENT DAVIS The only thing we can do. Wait. Until then evacuate the cities. Garrison looks at Davis curiously. PRESIDENT DAVIS Order every citizen to meet at the largest city in their state. The charters shall enter and take them to safe haven. No matter how many trips it takes General. Before we do anything, I will see to this country's safety. Garrison nods. He exits. EXT. FRENCH CAMP - DAY Clouds shield the sky. Oddly the hundreds of French soldiers have condensed to about twenty. EXT. TENT - DAY Scott emerges from the tent. He looks around confused about the dwindled population. LUC (O.S.) (joyously) American. Scott turns. Luc and three French soldiers approach him. LUC We have just received a reply from your country. They are praying for you, and they hope you will remain here for your safety. They will send further orders on a regular basis. Luc hands Scott a yellow card. Scott slowly turns down to it and reads it. SCOTT (upset) So -- there is no back up. He looks up to Luc. SCOTT Luc, I -- we appreciate your kindness. But I feel we must follow our original orders. The orders that could save our country. Luc appears unhappy. LUC I understand. He pauses. LUC I shall send men to escort you to the border, but I apologize. We do not dare go beyond that. Scott nods. EXT. UNITED NATIONS BUILDING - DAY The dejected streets are covered by hundreds of citizens. They stand crowded together. A HOODED PERSON walks through the crowd. The hood is made of thick fur. As they walk they try several times to get someone's attention, but to no avail. The hooded person comes to an ELDERLY MAN who hugs himself from the cold. He shivers. The hooded person taps the elderly man on the shoulder. The man turns to the stranger who holds their head down. The elderly man speaks with a grouchy tone. ELDERLY MAN Your face. I will not speak if you do not reveal your face. The person slowly pulls back the hood to reveal... SARAH Her eyes appear to not have had any sleep. Her teeth lightly chatter. ELDERLY MAN What do you want with me? SARAH Sir, I was just curious on what this is. What exactly is happening? The man looks around. ELDERLY MAN This? This is the world coming to an end. SARAH Excuse me? Before the man can answer the crowd parts. A charter bus pulls between them. It comes to a stop. Sarah watches as people pile into it. People shove each other out of the way to get on the charter bus. Finally full, the bus pulls away. The remaining crowd begins to pound on the windows as it drives off. ELDERLY MAN Today. He shakes his head. ELDERLY MAN We all go to hell today. Sarah watches the rowdy crowd in wonderment as they chase after the charter. EXT. FRENCH CAMP - DAY Scott and his allies make their way through the area. The French soldiers, who have increased by about thirty, continue to stare at them as they move through the camp. At the front of the camp Luc stands with four of his men. Scott and his men meet them. LUC American. Scott salutes Luc. Luc returns it. LUC I regretfully bid you farewell. I want to say, I wish you luck. Scott nods and walks past Luc. He and his comrades follow Luc's men out of the camp. The French Commander joins Luc. FRENCH COMMANDER What are your plans sir? Luc watches as his men lead the Americans away. LUC Let them suffer. Make them scream for their lives. Then, end them. FRENCH COMMANDER (in French) Yes sir. INT. PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE - EVENING Davis sits at his desk. On the desk a chess game is already in progress. Davis' opponent is Chang. The two converse as the game continues. PRESIDENT DAVIS When will I be able to see these weapons Chang? CHANG It is only a matter of time. Soon, China and America will fight side by side. PRESIDENT DAVIS The Russian army is grand Chancellor. Will your men be able to give them a strong attack? CHANG Trust me Mr. Davis. When it is all said and done, my army will be victorious. Chang moves his rook to Davis' end of the board. CHANG Check -- mate, Mr. President. Davis views the board. He staggers, but finally topples his king. Chang leans back pleased with the victory. Davis continues to study the finished game. CHANG Mr. President, shall we discuss plans for the future trip? Davis slowly looks up. PRESIDENT DAVIS I cannot today. If you will. Please, excuse me Chang. Chang slides his chair back and stands. He walks out of the room. Davis looks back at the board. He grabs his king and stands it back up. EXT. FOREST - NIGHT Scott leads his men through the forest. The French soldiers follow behind them. Charlie joins Scott. CHARLIE I don't like the look of this? Do you expect to just walk into Moscow and destroy them? SCOTT No. On the contrary, I expect to get slain. Charlie momentarily pauses. He falls behind Scott. EXT. FOREST - LATER Scott continues to lead the group. He uses his sword to swipe by some entangled limbs. Charlie helps Scott push them out of the way. SCOTT (looking ahead) Only a few more yards until we reach the border. Behind them, the French Commander signals to the French men. The French soldiers draw their swords as the Commander falls behind. One of the french soldiers slides behind the American soldier. He uses his long blade to slit the American's throat. The dead body THUDS against the ground. Scott and Charlie turn to see their comrade down. FRENCH COMMANDER Poor Americans. I am afraid you will not reach the border. Now you must die. Charlie draws his sword. CHARLIE Guys, come on. We broke bread together. He holds up two fingers. CHARLIE Peace. FRENCH COMMANDER Yes, we did break bread. Now, we will break you. (to his allies in French) Attack. The French soldiers charge at Scott and Charlie. Their swords meet in battle. The four French split into twos. Each group double teams an American. CHARLIE (blocking sword swings) Now would be the time for arrows to fly again. He turns in time to block a blow from an enemy. Scott swings his sword quickly. He backs away his two attackers. Scott spins and stabs a French soldier in the stomach. He draws his sword. Scott raises it in time to block an attack from another enemy. Charlie kicks a nemesis away. His attacker stumbles to the ground. Charlie swings at the other. The enemy ducks and Charlie's sword whizzes over them. Charlie lunges forward and impales the soldiers chest. The fallen French man gets up. He runs at Charlie. Charlie ducks. He flips the enemy over his back. Charlie turns. He holds his sword high and forces it down into the French soldier's heart. Scott's is backed to a tree. His attacker swings and knock's Scott's sword to the ground. The enemy swings at Scott, but comes to an abrupt stop. The French soldier falls to the ground. Charlie pulls his sword from the enemy's back. CHARLIE You owe me. Twice. SCOTT I'll remember that. Scott steadies himself. He grabs up his sword. SCOTT You forgot one. Charlie turns to see the French Commander. The Commander searches, but oddly he does not wield a weapon. He retreats. Charlie shrugs. CHARLIE C'est La Vie. SCOTT Hmmm. We better go. Charlie turns to Scott. CHARLIE Are you crazy? We almost died. What are me and you going to do to the Russian Army? SCOTT What we were sent to do. Negotiate. Charlie places his sword back in it's holder. SCOTT Do you honestly believe we were meant to win? CHARLIE Well yeah. We are the U - S of A. SCOTT Then we finish what we started. So you can either come with me, or go back and ask the French for help. You decide. Scott puts his sword in it's holder. He walks away from Charlie. Charlie hesitates. He looks behind him. Charlie quickly turns and follows Scott. EXT. FRENCH CAMP - DAWN The French Commander runs back into the camp. FRENCH COMMANDER (breathing heavily) Luc? Sir? He looks around. LUC'S TENT Luc emerges from the largest tent in the camp. The Commander runs up to him. FRENCH COMMANDER Sir? LUC Where are the others? FRENCH COMMANDER Americans...they ambushed us. Luc pulls the Commander to him. He leans to the Commander's ear. LUC Prepare the troops. I want every eligible soldier ready for battle. FRENCH COMMANDER (in agreement) Yes sir. EXT. MOUNTAIN TRAIL - DAY Harsh winds blow dust into the atmosphere. Scott and Charlie shield their eyes as they walk through it. SCOTT We have to keep going. We're almost there. The two continue along the path. EXT. MOUNTAIN CLIFF - CONTINUOUS Six heads peek out over the rocky cliff. They stare down at the MOUNTAIN TRAIL Scott and Charlie's pace slows as the winds begin to increase. MOUNTAIN CLIFF The heads are no longer there. MOUNTAIN TRAIL Charlie stops. CHARLIE Wait. Scott turns to him. He uncovers his eyes. SCOTT What's the problem? CHARLIE I can't go on. Charlie pulls a small container from his belt. He opens it up and holds it upside down over his mouth. Nothing. He shakes it. Still nothing. CHARLIE We have to rest. SCOTT What? Out here? We can't. Charlie plops down on the ground. Scott looks around. He walks over to Charlie and sits next to him. CHARLIE I don't know if I can make it. We're going to die. I can tell. SCOTT (under his breath) As long as it's the justified way. Charlie looks to Scott curiously. CHARLIE What? Scott doesn't speak. CHARLIE You keep mentioning things about how you die. What difference does it make? Death is death. Scott shakes his head. SCOTT No. No it isn't. There's a noble way a person can die. I am not going to die a coward like my father did, and his father before him. I can't. Charlie looks down. CHARLIE Sorry. SCOTT I just want to go down swinging. He turns away. Charlie places his hand on Scott's shoulder. CHARLIE Scott. Your father was a war hero. Everyone knew or knows his name. SCOTT I don't. A LOUD THUD connects to the back of Charlie's head. He falls forward. Scott looks up. A MAN, his face covered in a cloth, nails Scott in the face with a club. Scott's eyes close. We find ourselves in... DARKNESS A door opens. The light enters to reveal... INT. SHELTER - DAY More like a dug out cave. Roots stem from the muddied walls. People lay on the ground huddled up. More pile in through the doorway. Sarah enters to the ghastly site. She takes her coat off. Sarah covers a LITTLE GIRL who is hugged into a ball. The two share a smile. Sarah is pushed from behind. She turns around. Jin stares at her with an expressionless face. JIN You must be mistaking this place for a chateau. (forcefully) Sit. Sarah stands her ground. Jin shakes his head and laughs. He shoves Sarah to the ground. JIN Good girl. Sarah holds her left hand in pain. Jin walks out. He slams the shelter door behind him to return the people in darkness. The SOUND of a dead bolt locking comes from the other side of the door. INT. RUSSIAN EMBASSY - EVENING Wooden walls tower up to a dome ceiling. A long table stretches in front of one wall. Four RUSSIAN DELEGATES (mid-50s) sit behind it. They are all dressed in elegant emerald robes. They face SCOTT AND CHARLIE The two sit in wooden chairs. Their hands are tied behind their backs. The two are still out cold. A RUSSIAN SOLDIER walks behind them. He holds incense under Scott's nose, then Charlie's. The two Americans begin to stir. Scott is first to notice the situation. He looks to Charlie. Charlie's head continues to dangle. He moans. Scott turns to the Russians in front of him. One of the delegates stands. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 I apologize. These are merely safety precautions. That is, until we find out why you have come to our country. Charlie is now at full attention. He begins to struggle to get his hands free. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 Please. We mean you no harm whatsoever. SCOTT Is that why you destroyed our largest military base? The delegates are confused. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 Destroyed? With what? CHARLIE Come on. Don't even act like you know nothing about it. You and your UFOs. The delegate sits. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #2 We assure you, we are doing our best at keeping the peace of this world. Scott and Charlie look to each other. SCOTT (to the delegates) If, you are speaking the truth, then who is behind these attacks? RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 We know of no attacks. Scott and Charlie do not speak. They look to each other for an answer, but nothing. EXT. RUSSIAN FORT - CONTINUOUS Large wooden walls protect the citadel. Four Russian soldiers stand on the top of the wall. Instantaneously they are all pierced by arrows. They fall from the wall. The rest of the Russian army quickly prepare for battle. OUTSIDE RUSSIAN FORT Luc and his entire army prepare to launch another attack. Two French soldiers roll a cannon to the entrance. They load a cannonball into it. A third soldier lights the fuse. RUSSIAN FORT The cannonball blasts through the fort wall. Russian soldiers fly back. INT. RUSSIAN EMBASSY A large wooden door is thrown open. A RUSSIAN GENERAL storms in. He makes his way to the delegates table. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #2 What is the means of this abeyance? RUSSIAN GENERAL Sir. We are being assailed. The delegates look to each other. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #2 By who General? RUSSIAN GENERAL We are not sure, but their numbers are plentiful. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 Get every man we have. Create a blockade around the area. The delegates stand. The Russian General leads them to the door. SCOTT Wait. The delegates turn to Scott. SCOTT We can help. The Russians look to one another with a look of doubt. EXT. RUSSIAN EMBASSY - CONTINUOUS The Russian and French armies surround the area in battle. Luc makes his way through the area. He kills one Russian after another with a quick finesse. Luc grabs a fallen Russian. LUC Where are the Americans? The Russian hesitates. His eyes roll into the back of his head. Luc drops the soldier. He stands in time to block a sword shot. He quickly rids himself of his attacker. Luc continues his slaughter. The embassy doors open. Scott and Charlie make their way out. Their swords are ready for battle. Luc pulls his sword from an impaled Russian soldier. He turns to see Scott. A smile crosses his face. LUC American. Scott looks to Charlie. SCOTT Go help them. I got this one. CHARLIE Man, I ain't leaving. SCOTT Hey, I owe you one remember. (as an order) Now go. Charlie hesitates. He reluctantly heads off into battle. Luc waves his sword as he approaches Scott. LUC American. You are braver than I thought. SCOTT No. I'm just dumb. Luc swings at Scott, but Scott jumps back. Their swords collide and the fight is on. BATTLE French soldiers surround a few Russians. As they go to charge, Charlie comes from nowhere and wipes them out. Charlie turns to the Russians. CHARLIE Hey. If you wanna win, you have to fight. Charlie picks up a couple of the French swords. He tosses them to the Russians. SCOTT AND LUC The two continue the battle. Luc grows aggressive. He begins to swing wildly at Scott. Scott can barely block each blow. Luc pulls the sword back and launches it toward Scott. Scott blocks it. The two forcefully try to overpower one another. LUC You will die the same way you ambushed my men. I will slaughter you like a pig. The two continue to try and overcome the other. Scott kicks Luc in the midsection. Luc stumbles back. Scott swings his sword at Luc and cuts his arm at the wrist. Luc's hand and weapon fall to the ground. Luc stares at his severed hand in disbelief. He looks at Scott. LUC Destroy me American. Destroy me like your country will be. Luc lowers his head. LUC I deserve to die. (to Scott) I have failed my country. Now kill me. Scott lowers his sword. Luc falls to his knees. With his remaining hand he picks up his sword. He holds it up to his neck. He aims the sword at Scott. Scott holds his sword, ready for the battle to go on. Luc turns his weapon sideways. With all his might, he brings the sword towards him. The sword connects with his neck and decapitates him. Luc falls forward. His sword lays beside him. Scott again lowers his sword. He breathes a small sigh of relief. He turns to see the Russians stand victorious over the fallen French army. INT. RUSSIAN EMBASSY - NIGHT Scott and Charlie sit in the wooden chairs, this time untied. The two face the four delegates. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 Americans. We want to thank you for your help in our great victory today. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #2 We will Morse your country. They will soon learn of your whereabouts. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 You may stay here for the time being, but I regretfully must say, we cannot help you in your unknown battle. Scott and Charlie are unsatisfied. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #2 I hope you understand. We have our own worries, and a city to rebuild. The two Americans just nod, not pleased. The Russian General enters. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #2 (to Scott) If you please. Scott and Charlie stand. The Russian General leads them out. INT. PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE - DAY Davis sits at his desk. Garrison enters. GENERAL GARRISON Mr. President, you wanted to see me? PRESIDENT DAVIS General, how much more time will it take? GENERAL GARRISON The boat is ready sir. Davis stands. PRESIDENT DAVIS Where is Chang? GENERAL GARRISON His assistant received a message for him. He will be on his way. It has been arranged for us to meet him at the pier. Davis walks around the desk to Garrison. PRESIDENT DAVIS Let's go see our weapons General. Garrison turns and leads Davis out. INT. MEETING ROOM - DAY Jin enters. Chang sits at the table in Davis' chair. CHANG Jin. Tell me you have good news. Jin doesn't say a word. CHANG Jin? Chang turns to Jin. JIN Sir, the message was from the Russians. The French army was defeated. Chang doesn't care. CHANG Well, then they save us our energy. Once we defeat America, we will personally thank the Russians for their help. Then we will let them suffer the same. He pauses. CHANG Is that all? JIN No. Two of the Americans are still alive. Chang rubs his head. CHANG Excellent. I want you to send them a reply. Tell them that their leader requests that they come to China -- to personally protect the President. I want to see these survivors before they take their last breath. Jin bows and turns to leave. CHANG Another thing. Jin looks to Chang. CHANG That boisterous thing you encountered the other day -- bring it along. JIN Sir? CHANG After my plan has been carried out. I want to use her as an example to all Americans. Let them know what they will receive if they choose not to bow down and worship me. JIN (doubtful) Yes sir. Chang smiles malevolently as Jin leaves. EXT. RUSSIAN EMBASSY - MORNING The doors open. Scott and Charlie walk out. The doors are closed behind them. The two begin to walk away from the embassy. CHARLIE I don't get it. Scott turns to him. CHARLIE If they're innocent, then why not help us? Scott looks ahead and continues on his way. CUT TO: EXT. PRESIDENTIAL DOCK - DAY The ocean waves crash on the shore. A large white wooden vessel rests in the raging water. The side reads: NAVAL COMMANDER ONE. EXT. NAVAL COMMANDER ONE - CONTINUOUS Chang stands on the ship. After a moment, Davis joins him. CHANG I hope you find this trip well, and my country as profitable and as helpful as yours. PRESIDENT DAVIS If you deliver on your promise, it will be. Chang is pleased. EXT. PRESIDENTIAL DOCK - CONTINUOUS The ship casts away from the shore. EXT. DESERT WASTELAND - DAY The noon sun blazes down. Charlie takes a swig from his thermos. He passes it to Scott. Scott takes a small sip. CHARLIE When we get to China, do you think they will be expecting us? SCOTT Hopefully. The two continue walking. CHARLIE When this war is over, what do you think will happen to us? SCOTT They will probably release us until the next one breaks out. That is, if we win this one. CHARLIE I think I want to open my own little cafe. You wanna partner? SCOTT Too exciting for me. Besides, Sarah would kill me if I left the lab. Charlie stops. Scott continues walking. Charlie sits in the hot sand. Scott stops and turns to Charlie. SCOTT What are you doing? Charlie doesn't answer. SCOTT Charlie? Charlie starts to cry. Scott walks back to him. CHARLIE We've been away from home for too long. I don't want to fight anymore. Scott squats in front of Charlie. CHARLIE I have seen too many people die. The blood of innocent men has been on my hands. I want it to end -- I just want it to end. Charlie buries his head in his hands. SCOTT Hey now, are you going to treat your customers this way? Charlie smiles. He wipes his eyes. SCOTT Come on. After all this, I am sure you still know how to make a good coffee. Scott stands. He reaches his hand to Charlie. Charlie finishes wiping his eyes. He grabs Scott's hand and is pulled to his feet. Scott pats Charlie on the shoulder. The two continue walking. EXT. NAVAL COMMANDER ONE - NIGHT Garrison stands watching out over the ocean. After a few moments, Jin joins him. JIN American General. Garrison turns and acknowledges Jin. He turns his eyes back to the ocean. JIN How does a person reach your status of military when you do not even talk much? Garrison at first does not speak. He then turns to Jin. GENERAL GARRISON Excuse me if I am not verbal in my thoughts. But in my personal opinion actions speak louder than words. JIN Ah, the strong silent type. GENERAL GARRISON Do you have a reason for being here? JIN I just thought I should get to know my allies a little better. Garrison eyes Jin. GENERAL GARRISON Frankly I am not sure I can trust you. For now, do not consider me an ally. JIN As you wish General, but you forget one thing. It is my country that has advanced weaponry. So you should be a little bit more careful in choosing your words. Fury crosses Garrison's face. He turns and grabs Jin by the throat. Jin struggles. Garrison pulls Jin to him, face to face. GENERAL GARRISON If I were you, I would cut out my tongue. If it wasn't for President Davis, you would be swimming home at this moment. Garrison calmly lets go of Jin. Jin rubs his throat and watches as Garrison walks out of sight. JIN I believe you have made a fatal mistake my friend. A very fatal mistake. INT. HOLDING CELL - NIGHT A pair of feet appear at the top of a small set of wooden steps. Chang walks down them methodically. The stairs rattle with each step. Chang walks down the long narrow hallway. He reaches the end. A metal door blocks the other side. Chang gently rasps on the door. On the other side he hears the SOUND of suppressed screams. CHANG Don't waste your energy. And don't struggle either. I want you to be refreshed when my time to shine comes. Chang slides back a small opening in the door. Inside Sarah is bounded in the corner. A gagging device muffles her voice. CHANG Oh aren't you the trophy. The epitome of American intelligence. What little you possess that is. Sarah tries to scream. Chang places a finger to his lip. CHANG Shhh. Be patient. The world will hear your screams when the time is right. Sarah's muffled voice comes louder. Chang slams the opening shut. EXT. GRASSY PLAIN - DAY Large white chunks of brick scatter the area. CHINESE PEASANTS walk along a narrow dirt road. Scott and Charlie make their way down the road. Without warning, the peasants surround them. They begin to pull at the two Americans begging in their native tongue. CHARLIE Is this the great welcome we are going to get? A peasant grabs Scott's arm. Scott pushes the peasant off. He pulls a piece of paper out and shows it to the peasants. SCOTT Hey -- do, do you know where this is? The peasants ignore the question. Charlie pulls out his sword and holds it steady. The peasants cower away. SCOTT What are you doing? CHARLIE Saving us. You know, like I always do. A CHINESE BOY grabs the paper from Scott. SCOTT Hey. Stop. The boy takes off. SCOTT Come back here. Scott and Charlie take off after him. EXT. WAREHOUSE - DAY From this view, the warehouse rests on the coast of the ocean. The pace of the waves quicken. The Naval Commander One pulls into the shore. EXT. NAVAL COMMANDER ONE - CONTINUOUS Garrison turns a crank that is fixed to the railing of the ship. A white ramp slowly lowers to the shore. Chang stands at the top of the ramp. He moves to one side. Davis and Garrison walk down first. Jin joins Chang at the top of the ramp. CHANG Wait until I have the Americans inside, then bring in the little disturbance. Jin nods. Chang walks confidently down the ramp. EXT. WAREHOUSE - CONTINUOUS Chang joins Davis and Garrison at the bottom of the ramp. He leads them to the entrance. Chang enters. Davis turns to Garrison. PRESIDENT DAVIS Wait out here. I want to be the first to see these magnificent weapons and machines. Garrison uneasily accepts. He stands beside the entrance. Davis enters. EXT. GRASSY PLAIN - DAY The Chinese boy runs through the plain. Scott and Charlie are still in pursuit. The boy disappears down a hill. Scott and Charlie come to a stop at the top of the slope. The Chinese boy stands at the bottom. He looks back to Scott and Charlie. He points. Scott looks to see the warehouse a few hundred yards away. INT. WAREHOUSE, ARMORY - DAY War planes take up most of the space. Long wooden tables scatter the room. They are adorned with grenades, bombs, and other various explosives. Chang stands in the center of the room. Davis walks and admires the technology around him. CHANG You are pleased Mr. President? Davis picks up a grenade and examines it. PRESIDENT DAVIS I am impressed with how fast your people work. Davis places the grenade down and continues his tour. Chang walks over to a chair and sits. Davis is now at the war planes. He rubs them, studies them in complete awe. He looks around the room. His look of happiness turns to a look of displeasure. CHANG A problem Mr. Davis? Davis walks over to Chang. PRESIDENT DAVIS All this is beautifully done, but -- CHANG Yes? Davis looks around one more time. His look of displeasure grows. PRESIDENT DAVIS There was one weapon I was hoping to see first hand, but it appears to not be here. Chang taps his fingers on the arms of the chair. PRESIDENT DAVIS Where is the one known as a hand gun? Chang smiles. He slowly stands, but keeps the distance between himself and Davis. CHANG Ah yes. That one is my personal favorite as well. Davis stands waiting. CHANG But I am afraid that we have a problem. PRESIDENT DAVIS What problem Chancellor? Chang starts to walk around Davis, still keeping his distance. CHANG Well, Mr. President. I am afraid we were unable to make that item for you. He stops. His eyes lock on Davis. PRESIDENT DAVIS But that could prove to be the most powerful and influential one you have. CHANG Yes, I believe it could also. A metal door at the opposite end begins to open. Scott and Charlie begin to enter. Chang and Davis go unaware. CHANG See Mr. President, I have a confession to make. Chang reaches into his jacket. He slowly pulls out his hand. Chang aims the pistol at Davis. PRESIDENT DAVIS (excited) You have it. CHANG Yes, I have it. Chang continues to aim the weapon at Davis. PRESIDENT DAVIS It is admirable. Chang looks at the pistol as it points erectly at Davis. He smiles in agreement. Davis rubs his hands together in excitement. Chang lowers the weapon to his side. CHANG I am glad you are pleased, but now one thing must happen. PRESIDENT DAVIS Yes. Chang stands his ground. He quickly raises the pistol and pulls the trigger. Davis soon falls dead. The sound echoes through the warehouse. Scott and Charlie stop as they watch Davis lay motionless. Chang walks over to Davis' body. He places the pistol back into his jacket. CHANG Checkmate, Mr. President. EXT. WAREHOUSE - DAY Garrison goes to enter the warehouse, but Jin grabs his shoulder. Garrison turns to punch Jin. Jin blocks it. JIN Let your actions speak American. Jin roundhouses Garrison and knocks him to the ground. He stomps Garrison in his midsection. Garrison grabs Jin's foot and spins him off of him. He nips up. The two go into a hand to hand fight. Each trying to be quicker than the other. Garrison gains the advantage. He kicks Jin. Another kick. Jin backs up. Garrison runs at Jin. Jin sidesteps. He pulls a dagger and stabs Garrison's stomach. Garrison slumps backward. He holds the dagger as he falls. INT. WAREHOUSE, ARMORY - CONTINUOUS Scott and Charlie continue to stare in disbelief. Scott draws his sword. He makes his way toward Chang. Chang turns to see the American advancing toward him. CHANG Oh, I apologize, but it appears you are a little late. Your precious leader no longer needs to be protected. Your king has been toppled. Scott gets ready for battle. CHANG Do you plan to fight me? Look around. I have weapons at my disposal you do not have any idea on how to use. Charlie joins Scott. CHANG A double team? Please. The main entry opens. Sarah enters. Jin follows behind her. He holds the bloody dagger to her throat. Chang sees Charlie hold Scott back as he starts to run to Sarah. CHANG Oh you know her? Well I am happy to bring unity to each one of you. He turns to Jin. CHANG Lock her away. Chang snaps his fingers. Assassins storm in and take Scott and Charlie hostage. Scott and Charlie's swords fall to the ground. CHANG Put the heroes with her. Let them have one last moment together. I will take care of them when the time is right. Scott and Charlie try to fight back, but the assassins overpower them. The assassins and Jin lead the Americans out. After they exit, Chang walks back to his seat and sits. He taps his fingers on the arms of his chair. A look of blissfulness crosses his face. INT. HALLWAY - DAY Prison cells align both sides of the hallway. The assassins lead the three Americans down the cold, dark passage. Through the bars of some cells, POWs lie imprisoned. They appear to be weakened. Some hold their stomachs and beg for food. The assassins lead the captured three to the last cell. They open the door and throw the Americans inside. INT. CELL - CONTINUOUS Scott runs towards the assassins. The assassins slam the door in Scott's face. Scott shakes the bars. SCOTT Jesus. He turns to Sarah. SCOTT How did you get here? SARAH Long story. How are you two going to get me out? The two turn to Charlie. CHARLIE Don't look at me, I'm just a coffee boy. Sarah sighs deeply. SARAH Great. So do we just rot? She gets no reply. Scott slides down a wall and sits on the floor. He pulls his knees to his chest. Charlie leans back in a corner. Sarah realizes neither is going to do anything. She walks over to the bars. SARAH (yelling) Why don't you people fight like men? Scott and Charlie look to each other. They shrug. Scott turns to Sarah. SCOTT You're not going to get an answer. We're just going to have to wait till they decide to do something. Sarah shakes the bars furiously. SARAH Wait? She turns to face the two soldiers. SARAH They could own the world by tomorrow. Did you not see those things up there? I don't exactly think they are looking for world peace. She looks to Charlie who says nothing. SARAH What do you think? Charlie points at himself as to say "who me?". SARAH Yeah. CHARLIE I'm with him. Sarah stomps her foot. SARAH This is fabulous. Just thrilling. The two great American heroes are going to wait to die. Just great. Scott looks as if he has had enough. SCOTT Sarah. She turns to him. SCOTT Shut up okay. There is nothing we can do. Nothing you can do, so please just shut up. Sarah stares at Scott ready to lash out. She quickly calms herself. Sarah crosses her arms and walks to the back wall. She turns around and slides down. As Sarah sits, she slowly rocks back and forth. SARAH There has to be something. She slams back into the wall. She pauses as a part of the wall pushes in. SARAH What was that? Sarah moves away from the wall. The three turn to the wall. EXT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT The assassins drag Davis' and Garrison's body into the ocean waters. Chang and Jin stand at the shoreline. CHANG Arm the troops. Slaughter every man and woman within a hundred mile radius that will not bow and worship my likeness. JIN And what do we do with the prisoners Chancellor? Chang watches the dead bodies float out to sea. CHANG Bring them to me first thing in the morning. I will dispose of them in the best manner. He reaches into his jacket and holds out the pistol to Jin. CHANG If you must, take care of them if they cause any problems. Jin proudly takes the weapons. JIN What about you sir? CHANG I will be safely protected. Jin lowers the pistol by his side. He nods. INT. HALLWAY - DAY Jin walks down the hallway, the pistol in his hand. Jin reaches the last cell. His mouth gapes open in shock. The pistol drops. Jin quickly turns and runs back down the hallway. INT. CELL - CONTINUOUS Inside of the cell, blocks have been taken out of the back wall. The Americans are nowhere to be seen. INT. WAREHOUSE, MAIN ROOM - DAY Chang sits in his seat. He is interrupted as Jin bursts into the room. JIN Sir, the men, where are they? CHANG They have gone out to fulfill my plans. Where are the prisoners. Jin doesn't answer. CHANG Jin, where are the prisoners? Jin nervously lowers his head. JIN They have escaped, sir. Chang pounds the chair in anger. He quickly rises. CHANG Don't just stand there. Find them. Do not let them leave this place alive. Jin quickly leaves. CHANG My domination will not be ruined by a minor setback. INT. HIDDEN PASSAGE Scott, Sarah, and Charlie, in that order, walk through the narrow passageway. INT. WAREHOUSE, ARMORY Chang walks furiously through the various weapon set ups. At the end of the tables, he turns. Chang walks back the other way and knocks weapon after weapon off. He breathes heavily. Chang turns to see he missed a grenade. He grabs it up and marches outside. EXT. WAREHOUSE - DAY Chang stands in front of the warehouse. He continues to breathe heavily as he watches the Naval Commander One floats out on top of the waters. INT. WAREHOUSE, ARMORY Charlie and Scott enter into the armory and retrieve their weapons from the ground. EXT. WAREHOUSE Chang places the explosive to his mouth. He puts the pin between his teeth and pulls it out. He hesitates for a few moments. Chang then hurls it at the grand vessel. NAVAL COMMANDER ONE The grenade rolls on the deck of the ship. EXT. WAREHOUSE Chang watches as the ship explodes before his eyes. He stares with a purpose, then slowly smiles. His teeth grind together. He watches the flames rise into the sky. He then enters back into the warehouse. Smoke begins to cloud the sky. INT. WAREHOUSE - CONTINUOUS Chang looks up and stops abruptly. Sarah sits in his chair. Her legs crossed. A small laugh escapes her lips. Chang's breathing increases. His face turns red. SARAH You know, I must say I admire this. Your work. How exactly did you manage to create such things in so little time. Chang's eyes stay locked on Sarah. Sarah slowly uncrosses her legs. She stands. SARAH I see you are speechless. Chang rushes towards her. Sarah gasps as he grabs her by the throat. She pulls at his hand, but his grip is too much. Chang tightens his grip. Sarah's breath grows shorter. Her face becomes flush. CHARLIE (O.S.) Let her go. Chang turns. He keeps his grip. Charlie stands with his sword in hand. He approaches Chang. CHARLIE I said let her go. Chang turns to Sarah. He slowly starts to pull her off the ground. Sarah's grip loosens from Chang's hands. Chang notices Sarah becoming weaker. He drops her to the floor. Sarah lays motionless. Chang turns his attention to Charlie. Charlie pulls his sword to the side. CHARLIE You have harmed your last American. Chang throws off his jacket. He flexes his muscles. Charlie appears a little worried. From it's holder, Chang pulls out a katana. The blade towers over his head. CHANG I beg to differ. Chang charges at Charlie. He swipes his sword upward. Charlie barely blocks it. Charlie swings back. Chang is forced to back away as the fight continues. Chang kicks Charlie in the stomach. He swings his katana. Charlie holds his sword out to block it. The katana blade slices Charlie's weapon in half. No doubt about it, Charlie is now worried. He looks at his blade and then drops it to the ground. Chang motions for Charlie to bring it. Charlie turns and runs. Chang shakes his head. CHANG I haven't got the time for this. He takes off in pursuit of Charlie. WAR PLANES Chang makes his way over to the war planes. His blade gently taps each plane as he walks by them. CHANG American, why prolong your death? You know today is going to be your end, so let's get it over with. Chang continues to search. Charlie jumps down from out of nowhere. He tackles Chang to the ground. The katana slides across the concrete floor. Charlie starts to choke Chang. Chang struggles. He slowly becomes limp. Charlie watches Chang's head slump to the ground. He slowly releases his grip. Charlie pushes himself up. CHARLIE Sarah. (yelling) Scott it's over. We didn't need your part of the plan. I saved the day like always. He starts walking toward Sarah. Chang's eyes pop up. He rises up behind Charlie. CHANG You Americans are all the same. You rush in with your hearts and die by your heads. It's so repetitious. Chang dashes at Charlie. Charlie falls backwards as Chang lands on top of him. Chang grabs Charlie by the throat. CHANG Let's see how you like it. He pulls his free hand back and balls it into a fist. Charlie struggles. Chang lets his fist fly and nails Charlie in the forehead. He nails him again. Once more. His fist connects again. Charlie bleeds profusely from his eyes, nose, and mouth. Chang continues to wail away. Charlie soon goes limp. Chang does not let up, unaware or not caring that his victim is dead. Chang pulls his fist back one more time. He finally notices Charlie is lifeless. He stands up off of Charlie. Chang smiles at Charlie's lifelessness. He wipes the sweat from his brow. He turns and walks over to the war planes. Chang picks his sword up from the ground. He puts it back in it's resting place. A side door opens. Scott is led in as Jin holds Scott's arms behind him. Jin holds Scott's sword in his hand. JIN I seem to have caught a mouse sir. Chang walks over and gets in Scott's face. Scott stares at Chang. Chang smiles and then slaps Scott. CHANG American. You are pathetic. In the b.g. Sarah coughs. Chang turns to her. CHANG Oh, it appears my work is not yet finished. Chang notices Scott trying to break free. CHANG Oh are you trying to play hero? Well like your friend, your time will come. Chang walks over to Sarah. Sarah slowly starts to push herself up. She gets up to her hands and knees. Chang stomps on Sarah's back. Her face bounces off the concrete floor. Chang kicks her again. He looks over to Scott. Anger fills Scott's face as he continues to struggle. Chang turns back to Sarah. Sarah pushes herself up again. Chang turns and kicks Sarah in the stomach. CHANG (to Jin) Take him away. Jin forces Scott to turn around. He pushes Scott out of the room. Chang lifts Sarah to her feet. He holds his arm around her neck. CHANG It seems as if your hero has fallen short. Soon -- soon you will be my sacrifice and the world will bow down to me. He bashes her head. Sarah goes limp. Chang snaps his fingers. An assassin comes in and drags Sarah out. INT. HALLWAY - DAY Jin leads Scott down the hallway. The sword to Scott's neck. Scott tries to struggle. Jin holds tightly. JIN Watch it American, or I will take the pleasure of your death from Chang. Scott kicks Jin in the knee. Jin drops the sword and Scott breaks free. Jin tries to grip back at him. Scott turns and punches Jin with a left jab. Then a right. Jin staggers back. Scott nails Jin with an uppercut. He holds his fighting stance. Jin wipes blood from his lip. JIN You will pay for that. The two fight down to the CELL Jin hop kicks Scott. Scott falls to his back. The pistol lays beside him. Scott rolls out of the way as Jin tries to stomp on his head. He grabs the pistol. Jin goes to stomp again, but Scott trips his other foot and causes Jin to fall backwards. Jin nips up. Scott rises to his feet. Jin kicks at Scott. Scott blocks it with his wrist. He blocks another. Jin kicks Scott in the chin. Scott ducks a clothesline. He puts Jin in a choke hold. Jin struggles. He elbows Scott. He nails him a second time, and then a third. Scott stumbles backwards. Jin runs at Scott. Scott grabs Jin by the legs and throws him on his back. Scott points the pistol at Jin. Jin freezes. Scott tries to make the weapon work, but doesn't know how. Jin rises to his feet. He kicks Scott. He kicks him again. Scott flies backwards. Jin grabs the sword and walks to Scott. He stands over Scott. JIN American, say goodbye. Scott aims the pistol and finally pulls the trigger. Jin flies backward. Blood flows from the bullet wound in Jin's head. He raises up, but falls back dead. SCOTT Goodbye. He catches his breath and then takes back down the hallway toward the warehouse. INT. WAREHOUSE, MAIN ROOM Chang sits in his chair. He taps in rhythm on the arms. Suddenly he smiles. Scott approaches him, his sword ready. Chang stands. CHANG American. Not surprised to see you here. Was Jin really that easy to beat? Scott slowly nods. SCOTT Where's Sarah? CHANG Oh, don't worry. But one thing does surprise me. I thought I would take care of her before you. Chang pauses. CHANG So how exactly do you want to die? SCOTT Honestly, I don't care anymore. Chang pulls his weapon ready. CHANG Let's get this over with. Time for you to join your friend. Scott charges at Chang. Their swords meet. CHANG I can see your fear. Let it go, embrace your defeat. SCOTT I don't think so. Scott kicks Chang. CHANG You're going to pay, you know that don't you? SCOTT You talk too much. You know that don't you. Chang lets out a battle cry. He charges at Scott full of rage. A massive sword fight follows. Each man staying equal to the other. After a minute or two passes... SCOTT This is getting us nowhere. He fights back faster, but Chang also becomes quicker. Chang begins using some martial arts kicks. Scott's guard becomes weaker. He drops his sword. CHANG I must say, you impress me American. But I am afraid your legend now comes to an end. Scott begins stepping backwards. Chang goes in for the kill. Scott hesitates. He sidesteps. Chang hunches over. Scott pushes Chang away from him. Chang stumbles backwards, Scott's dagger impaled in his stomach. Chang pulls the dagger from his stomach. He stares at the blood on it. More flows from the open wound. Chang looks at Scott. He starts to choke. Chang then falls backward. Scott stands victorious, but not for long. The assassins enter and quickly surround him. They use daggers, nunchukus, and staffs as weapons. Scott lowers his weapon to his side. He hesitates then raises his sword back up, ready for battle. With his free hand, Scott motions for the assassins to attack. The assassins slowly advance toward him. The warehouse wall behind Scott begins to rise up like a giant garage door. The assassins slow their advances. They stop. The assassins drop their weapons. Scott turns. The entire Russian army stands behind him. Their weapons pointed at the assassins. The Russians quickly storm in and take the assassins into custody. The delegates approach Scott. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 American? Where is the other? SCOTT He's dead. Everyone's dead. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 Everyone except you that is. Scott is silent as he looks to each delegate. SCOTT I thought this wasn't your battle. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 Well you can't have a war without Russia, it just wouldn't be right. Scott lets his sword fall. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 I would like to offer a unity American. A peace agreement. He reaches out his hand. Scott looks at it. SCOTT The war is over. RUSSIAN GENERAL (O.S.) Sir, we found a prisoner. She's hurt. Scott turns to see the Russian General. The General carries Sarah who is still passed out. Scott rushes over to her. She turns to Scott and a murmur escapes Sarah's lips. Scott pulls out the cross necklace and puts it around Sarah's neck. The General hands Sarah to Scott. Scott begins walking towards the wide open. Scott makes his way past the delegates. RUSSIAN DELEGATE #1 Where are you going? SCOTT Home. I got work to do. A country to help build. Scott starts to turn, but turns back to the Russians with a grin. SCOTT And I've got this strange idea to start a cafe. Scott turns and continues to walk out of the warehouse. EXT. WAREHOUSE Scott cradles Sarah in his arms as he makes his way across the grassy plains. FADE OUT. THE END...OR IS IT?
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