Balancing Deviance: Land of Confusion

The first thing i say is "Think wizard of Oz... Okay it's nothing like that"

Balancing Deviance is the story where 19 year old Baz Campbell finds himself thrown into a fantasy world for no reason whatsoever after a car crash that he believes killed his friend Mary.

If that wasn't bad enough he is immediately accused of stealing a great magical & of course mysterious artefact punishable by death. So on the run Baz meets new friends to help derail his very often silly journey to get home.

Is Baz really in another world maybe dead, crazy, hallucinating or just plain old dreaming as he explores this new world where myth and fantasy isn't quite what he didn't read about in books & almost every question could be answered with magic.

This story is written in a script format, so be warned but it just means you will have you to use your imagination just a little bit more.

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1. Home is where the heart is

FADE IN:

 

INT. LEFTHAMPTON – TAVERN – LATE MORNING

 

The Victorian Tavern is in a lively mood filled with travellers, bounty hunters & the general public wanting brunch as they talk about tedious life habits. 

Sat in the darker lit corner of the tavern is two young men discussing their travelling plans as they look at a map laid out on the table that clearly isn’t anywhere on earth.  

BAZ the 19 year old smokes away scratching his scruffy beard & thick silver shoulder length spiky yet fluffy hair that has seen as much good care as a vandalised toilet. 

Baz’s clothes stand out from the crowds as he’s a man who belongs in another time compared to their Victorian Steampunk fashion sense against his T-shirt & Jeans.  

 

BAZ

How long to get to Pystic!?!

 

SEAN is an Elf with long pointy ears that show as much evolutionary use as his abilities & personality of a questionable mature 12 year old however in Elf years this is translated to be a youthful looking 24 year old human.

His attire is one for high society yet designed to be as a practical wizard, His glasses reflect his sinister grin in the sunlight and his long headband has magical symbols that could easily be mistaken as target practice.

His black multiple spiked beard shows determination to stand out against the rest with his long straight parted hair acting as blockades from distractions to his goal is much like a carriage horse’s blinders. 

      

SEAN

A 6 month’s walk max seeing we’re avoiding

all methods of transport for obvious reasons.

 

BAZ

*sigh* The wizard of Oz was over in hours. 

Can’t we just call Oz to come to us?

 

SEAN

Stop calling Wizard Corby “Oz” and besides I doubt

there will be much he can do for a lunatic like you.

 

BAZ

I keep on telling you I am from another world!

 

SEAN

Oh, just keep on shouting that everyone here will believe you.

 

BAZ

I am not crazy!  Earth is real!

 

SEAN

You look like a mad bum to me.

 

BAZ

Bum & student are two different things -- I think?

 

SEAN

Look around you, that’s not the fashion here, only

demented man would wear such bizarre clothing.

 

BAZ

That’s because I come from--  Oh

forget it y-you Elfish twat meister.

 

TANYA is an attractive 16 year old ginger haired mature girl.  She’s draped with a long tight shrouded coat, scarf & hood with fabric cat ears, she carries the Booze.

 

TANYA

When do you wanna leave for the mountains?

 

BAZ

Stupid mountains -- Your civilisation

needs to invent the ski lifts already. 

 

SEAN

We've got those & stop thinking of us as primitive besides I 've

already said we can't take transport -- Anyway I’ve been thinking 

we should try going through the Asylum to cut our travels shorter.

 

TANYA

No that’s a bad idea.

 

BAZ

Uh yea not from around here, what do you mean by - The Asylum?

 

SEAN

They’re hidden cities where all

the Deviants & criminals live. 

 

BAZ

That sounds like a place where I would be

as welcomed as a rapist during happy hour.

 

TANYA

Or it’s where those that society won’t accept go

seek asylum away from man & elves rule.  

The one here is like any one of the Asylums that I grew up in.

 

BAZ

I thought you said you grew up on the streets?

 

TANYA

It’s the same thing just worse.

 

BAZ

Oh great, so we either be bored walking for days

on end looking at rocks or we risk our lives

-- I’ll take the Asylum no probs.

 

TANYA

We’re not taking the asylum & what about Conrad?

 

SEAN

Why not?   Screw him he can run but it won’t just be

quicker plus I could get a hold of some

spell books on the black market.

 

TANYA

No, I simply refuse to take you two there if it

wasn't for our own safety it would be for theirs.

 

BAZ

How so?

 

TANYA

Hello, a certain prince is hunting us down & if he tracks us going

through the Asylum then that means an army & plenty of innocent

deviants enslaved or worse dead, all just so we can take a short cut.

 

SEAN

I still don’t see your point here?

 

TANYA

We’re not going end of discussion!

 

Sean frustrated stares at Tanya only to pull down her hood revealing her true cat ears to the rest of the pub.  A barmaid screams freaking from seeing the inhuman ears leaving Sean grinning.

 

BARMAID

D-DEVIANT!?!

 

TANYA

I so hate you Sean.

 

SEAN

Get in line like the rest. 

 

Everyone in the pub turn their heads to whip out guns blazing just as the 3 of them make a break for it.

 

EXT. TAVERN - LATE MORNING

 

They jump out of the window being fired upon as they sprint down the busy streets where stray bullets hit the people. 

 

BAZ

What did you do that for!?!

 

SEAN

Because I wanted to go to the Asylum -- Duh!

 

TANYA

You’re nothing but regret Sean!

 

BAZ

This way!

 

They take a turn away from the growing angry mob holding pitch forks & torches even though it's still daylight but the gang soon find their selves at a dead end.

 

SEAN

Great going Spaz, now we’re trapped.

 

BAZ

What’s the point of paths that lead to no where!?!

 

TANYA

Here they come.

 

The coward Sean jumps into a bin to hide however Baz spots a small crack open in the window leading into the back of the house.

 

BAZ

Tanya you think you can squeeze

in there & open the door for us.

 

TANYA

You know I don’t like doing that!

 

SEAN

That or them!

 

BAZ

I won’t look honest.

 

SEAN

I sure wouldn’t want to.

 

TANYA

Fine!   But your tab is getting expensive Baz!

 

Tanya shape shifts into a small ginger cat & leaps onto the window sill as the two look away.  Baz grabs her clothes.  Hearing the door becoming unlocked Baz & Sean dive in for a naked Tanya back in human form to lock it behind them.  

The mob turns the corner to find that they've vanished.  Staying quiet & peering through the keyhole they see the confused mob deciding to move on chanting.

 

BAZ

As always that was too close -- So how

many of my broken legs do I owe you now?

 

Annoyed Tanya takes her clothes back to dress again.

 

SEAN

So the Asylum it is then?

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

INT. SEWERS - AFTERNOON

 

Tanya annoyed looks for secret markings written on the walls for the Asylum hearing the mob’s panics as they sound the alarms above.  Sean & Baz holding their noses look at the sewage thinking of being in better place.

 

BAZ

I can see why you lived in an Asylum, I couldn't 

put up with that crap every day & now I've 

done it twice since visiting this diemension.

 

TANYA

Baz, thanks for wanting to understand

but please don't even try to bother.

 

BAZ

You never did explain why you

saved me from those soldiers?

 

TANYA

Baz there’s a time & place for everything & right

now isn't one of--  Oh, I know where we’re going now.

 

SEAN

Oh thank the forsaken gods then -- Hey do you think they've got a dry 

 

They find 4 tall dark green skinned hairy Ogre’s in animal skin clothing as their bright green eyes stare at them as they take arms.

 

TANYA

You two stay back they’ll only let me pass.

 

She shows off her cat ears & tail to them as she walks up to them not being a threat with open arms, the Ogre’s become nervous.

 

OGRE

Wut ya wunt!?!

 

TANYA

More than you're tongue if you speak of me to anyone. 

 

OGRE

Yor free to pazz -- Juzt--

 

TANYA

I'm only passing.

 

Tanya waves for them to pass as the big door opens to a vibrant purple glow that lights the long hallway & breeze of warm air that they notice immediately, Baz is already sweating by it.

 

BAZ

Screw me that’s hot, so i take it air

conditioning is out of the question here also?

 

SEAN

What did you say to them?

 

TANYA

That I'm just trading.

 

BAZ

What are you trading?

 

TANYA

You two, but they don’t know that.

 

SEAN

Makes sense, with what we do it to your kind.

 

Tanya stops Sean dead as they walk the long hallway.

 

TANYA

I’m not a deviant, I’m cursed got it, there is a difference!

 

SEAN

Yet I’m gay hated by all.

 

BAZ

You’re not hated because you’re gay you do know that right?

 

Tanya walks off ahead as Sean has a quiet word with Baz.

 

SEAN

You think she’s cursed cuz I don’t really see hers all that bad?

 

BAZ

What do I know, I just got here.

 

SEAN

C’mon if I was cursed I would sure as fuck know

who did it & why -- She's keeping something from us. 

 

BAZ

Yea, the power to not rip your throat out,

look she clearly doesn't want to talk about it

so ease off, you’ve already pissed her off today.

 

TANYA

I can hear you two you know, these

 repugnant ears aren't just for show.

 

SEAN

There we, a go a curse with an

advantage, I don’t buy it-- huh?

 

They both stand to see a breath taking sight of the underground city being suspended in the air over a huge steaming purple lake that is the heat source. 

There is a handful inverted towers hanging from the ceiling like stalactites with bridges, ladders & lifts connecting to a large central tower to many hanging multiple villages. 

Scattered across the levels other than villages are houses, factories & shops built into the walls.  There are a few islands but one large steep island that has a coliseum built on top with houses built on the edges. There are ships converted into homes along with floating villages connected up by ladders & Bridges.

 

BAZ

There is an indoor Ewok town!

 

TANYA

It’s really not impressive it’s a shanty city,

these deviants are poor & dying cuz of the kingdom.

 

On closer inspection the busy towns are poorly constructed, over packed, deviants lay dead, diseased or begging.  Cables snap sending a bridge collapsing down due to hundreds of deviants being over crowded as it’s weight dives them crashing into the multiple lower levels.

Killing more before even hitting the lake where they slowly burn to death before even drowning.  Due to the lakes intense heat even some botched boats catch fire from it.

 

BAZ

Yea I don’t want to live here anymore, the Ewok's

can blow me --  They would be the right height too. 

 

SEAN

Ah there is nothing better than watching those

suffer to make you feel really good about your self.

 

Tanya pushes Sean to almost fall over the edge but he just manages to keep balance before entering a lift to descend.

 

BAZ

Again, you think people hate you because

you’re gay? -- Wait why is your lava purple?

 

SEAN

What’s Lava?

 

BAZ

Boiling liquid exploding out of

volcanoes -- Ring any bells?

 

SEAN

Oh, we’ve got Lana which is Mana in its raw poisonous state--

In fact legend says that man & Elves drank & breathed

too much of it that it turned them into Deviants! 

 

BAZ

Mana that’s the magic potion thingy you drink right --

To do magic or whatever the hell you claim you can do?

 

SEAN

It’s more than that, raw Mana in all of its forms is

life it’s self, the blood of Eva but it needs to be

purified to do magic & that’s how we power machines.

 

BAZ

Right Eva’s the planet, world - or

plain of existence gotcha now.

 

SEAN

Condensed Lana can form magic crystals & if even

more highly condensed than that the crystal can

become self aware like that the Dwarf you two ran

away from withyour tails between your legs.

 

TANYA

I think you've done the same Sean.

 

BAZ

I don’t have a tail -- Wait if they become self

aware surely that means Eva is alive at the core?

 

SEAN

What the fuck do I know; you

wanna dig there and find out?

 

BAZ

I rather not but more importantly what

do they even drink here if it’s not booze?

 

An alarm goes off; deviants rush to grab buckets as it starts to rain from the rocky ceiling drenching everyone.

 

BAZ

I had to ask.

 

TANYA

They steal it from the city’s water supply paying

a special tax just to even live here, it’s sad.

 

BAZ

Okay what about food?–- No I don’t

wanna be crushed by raining cows!

 

Baz shields himself. 

 

SEAN

C’mon the black market calls.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. LEFTHAMPTON STREETS - AFTERNOON

 

The angry mob are still looking for the three, they hear thunder despite the nice weather they look up seeing a huge bird speeding out of a swirling storm cloud at them.

They panic and run away as this bird smacks skidding into the road fissuring the road as it flaps its wings spinning in circles trying to slow down it’s momentum to a halt as it makes a poor landing & keels over from exhaustion.

A man large man dismounts the fallen bird as the mob all bow down to him as royalty, a soldier runs up to him.

 

SOLDIER

My prince & Thunderbird too,

the king has truly blessed us.

 

The PRINCE in all of his splendour takes an arrogant glare over his people, oozing with confidence that could fill his fat belly & shine his balding long blonde hair with his living drunken ride.

 

THUNDERBIRD

Ere wee yar me princy – canne ave me scotch now? 

 

He tosses a bottle of whiskey hitting THUNDERBIRD’s head.

 

THUNDERBIRD

Ow.

 

PRINCE

What’s all this ruckus peon?

 

SOLDIER

We’ve had a deviant sighting earlier this day.  The

city is nervous we've not had an encounter in years.

 

PRINCE

Was this foolish deviant masquerading as a human girl

roaming with a strange clothed man & a  jittery Elf?

 

SOLDIER

The same but how--

 

PRINCE

Details that you’re not worthy to fathom

& yet you decline to have my thief!?!

 

The soldier cowers to give him the details.

 

SOLDIER

The sewers we think-- There’s rumours of an Asylum

here but whenever we send men down they never return.

 

PRINCE

Is that so? 

 

The prince’s hand engulfs in fire with magic as he laughs manically.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. BLACK MARKET - AFTERNOON

 

The market is packed full as Baz looks at all the different monsters living their daily trading lives bartering & threatening one another with their weapons.

 

TANYA

Okay don’t separate & remember they’re desperate

so hold onto your wallets & don’t talk to any--

 

Tanya looks to see Sean has disappeared.  Baz sees a pub.  

 

TANYA

Oh for the love of the--

 

She then realises that Baz has vanished too.

 

TANYA

Fine then I’ll just get supplies on my own then!?!

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. BLACK MARKET, MAGIC SHOP - AFTERNOON

 

Sean watches nervously opening up his gulf bag and then starts to use light wind magic to make spell books fall off the shelves and into the bag that never becomes full.

Sean overdoses the spell making the entire book cabinet fall on top of him.  The shop keeper, a female Glaistig similar to a satyr but with her face covered by long blonde hair with horns with deer's ears & eyes, she shows up with her soft yet light-hearted raspy quirky degrading voice as she chirpily helps Sean up.

 

FAE

Well aren't you a busy reader.

 

SEAN

Have you not got anything Arcane here -- Miss?

 

FAE

Fae -- & what magic you seek my dear -- But

wouldn't you rather hear one of my lovely songs?

 

She dances around him playing a flute wearing a long a green dress but Sean clearly hears hooves trampling about.

 

SEAN

Your songs have as much tune as a choking quartet of llamas

so I would rather hear what type of magic books you posses?

 

FAE

Oh the usual, all the elements, healing,

necromancy & gen--  Oh you must be special,

I can see it in your eyes, I bet you can do magic.

 

SEAN

Of course I'm Sean the awesome!

 

FAE

Oh that’s very rare indeed an elf being  able

to do magic, some might even say impossible--

 

Sean ignoring what she says as he curiously lifts her dress to see if she has goat legs, she slaps him for the insult.

 

FAE

Naughty!

 

SEAN

Fine then I’ll take all the ones you recommend!

 

FAE

Goodie, I’ll take 37 pints please!

 

SEAN

Are you a alcoholic bore like Baz?

 

FAE

*laughs* not booze but blood my sweet dear.

 

SEAN

Ah, I realise I’m carrying about 10 of it right now but I

wish to keep that stored in my body thank you very much.

 

Sean walks is about to walk away depressed.

 

FAE

Can I have my books back please?

 

SEAN

Bloody cheapskate wench.

 

Annoyed he empties his bag dropping the books on the floor. Sadden that she doesn’t accept money he looks at a potion.

 

SEAN

How much for one Mana potion?

 

FAE

Only a pint dear.

 

He takes it; she smiles showing her fangs & licks her lips. 

 

SEAN

*sigh* I’m gonna feel - dirty after this.

 

FAE

Now remember to say when.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. ASYLUM PUB - LATE AFTERNOON

 

Baz is at the bar drinking trying all the different tastes while looking at all the new monsters for the first time. 

 

SEAN (O.S)

WHEN!!!

 

Baz ignores Sean’s cry as he looks to his new pint glass being served with a slug in it.

 

BAZ

These damn slugs again -- Hey can’t you stop the slugs,

they’re stealing all the booze?  The thieving little bastards.

 

He picks up the slug & sucks on it & then chucks it away. Despite the previous look around, a jolly STRANGE GIRL is sat next to him wearing a long cloak hiding the top of her face smiling at him as if she knows him.

 

STRANGE GIRL

I’m thrilled to meet you Baz!

 

Baz is startled as he leaps off his stool spitting out his drink. 

 

BAZ

Bugger me!  Where’d you come from & all that nonsense?

 

STRANGE GIRL

I’m your biggest fan, I’ve been watching you for so long now.

 

BAZ

I would ask how but I’m sure it wouldn't make any sense to me.

 

STRANGE GIRL

There’s not much time till they-- I want to give you my heart Baz.

 

Baz is clearly confused but even more so when she actually goes into her cloak & takes out her bloody beating heart.

 

BAZ

Uh, don’t you like – Need that?

 

STRANGE GIRL

Take & eat my heart Baz & your wish to go home will come true.

 

BAZ

Really, home!?!  Is it anywhere cuz I wouldn’t

mind ending up in Sigourney Weaver’s bedroom?

 

STRANGE GIRL

*Giggles* and that is why we like you.

 

BAZ

*laughs* So is this the god’s way of saying

“sorry our mistake” cuz where were you weeks ago?

 

STRANGE GIRL

Sorry, I can’t say anymore you

will have to find out on your own.

 

BAZ

Typical.

 

STRANGE GIRL

Could you take my heart now it’s dripping all over the floor.

 

BAZ

Oh sure.  Hey at least this beats

clicking my heels three times?

 

STRANGE GIRL

Goodbye Baz, you were worth it.

 

As soon as Baz takes her heart from touching her body she disappears leaving only her cloak behind.

 

BAZ

Eh? --  The fuck -- where did she-- She did an Obi-Wan on me!?!

 

The heart burns with a green flame leaving behind a green sphere that glows.

 

BAZ

Why can’t I just meet anyone normal here?

 

Tanya & a drained Sean holding his neck as it squirts blood enter the room seeing Baz very much confused inspects the sphere, squishing & licking it.

 

TANYA

I thought we would find you here--  You alright you look--

 

SEAN

Like an idiot.

 

BAZ

I just met a goddess & she

Obi-Wan’d me, is that normal?

 

TANYA

Huh?

 

SEAN

I told you he’s crazy. 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

INT. ASYLUM BAR - NIGHT

 

They discuss about the incident looking at the heart.

 

TANYA

Baz are you really sure, I told you some of

the people here are nuts it could be a trick.

 

SEAN

I don’t know about you but that heart thingy

looks toxic, so she didn’t say much like - why you?

 

BAZ

It was all over so fast but I know what I saw,

I’ve decided I’m going to risk it & go home tomorrow.

 

TANYA

Oh, really so soon?

 

SEAN

Why don’t you eat it now &

spare me the pain of your existence.

 

BAZ

Because tonight we get Wankered!

 

TANYA

I know you want to celebrate but I think

its best that I look after it, I don’t want

you getting drunk & doing something stupid.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

INT. SEWERS - NIGHT

 

The prince is keen to find his thief as Thunderbird necks back whiskey bottles without a care stumbling about.

 

PRINCE

You hideous puny carouser keep up!

 

THUNDERBIRD

Wut we doin again?

 

PRINCE

Tracking my bandit to reclaim my Forbidden key.

 

THUNDERBIRD

Ahn wut doez dat look lik again?

 

PRINCE

I’m unaware of the details but that villainous

supreme power must be once again contained

from the populace & its thief vanquished into extinction.

 

THUNDERBIRD

So wut doez it look like den?

 

PRINCE

Argh!  I’ll apprehend its display

when it emerges into my own sight.

 

THUNDERBIRD

So yer gonna guess?

 

PRINCE

YES WITH ROYAL INSTINCT!!!

 

THUNDERBIRD

Ah ok juzt wanna be cleer.

 

The prince rages on ahead livid for having an idiotic companion, on the next turn he finds the four Ogre’s protecting the entrance to the Asylum. 

 

OGRE

Wut ya want!?!

 

PRINCE

Compensation -- Now knell before your Prince

you ghastly wicked offenders to my senses!

 

The ogre’s laugh only to enrage him as his hands ignite as the 3 Ogre’s faces melt off as they fall on their knees.  The last Ogre is horrified as the prince kicks the flaming dead ogre’s away walking up to the last one.

 

PRINCE

I order thy scum to unblock this gateway with haste.

 

The Ogre nods and does what he is told as the prince walks past him into the hallway.

 

PRINCE

Thank you, your service shall be

rewarded with kindness immediately.

 

Without looking he shoots a fireball at the Ogre as he explodes into blood like that was all that was in him covering Thunderbird head to toe in blood.

 

THUNDERBIRD

Dat wazn’t very nice gut any soap?

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. ASYLUM BAR - NIGHT

 

MONTAGE:

They’ve got a party going with the deviants & Criminals, singing, dancing with plenty drinking Asylum style.  Baz chucks down the pints being cheered on as he tries to out drink a Leprechaun who eventually falls off his chair.

Sean tries to use water magic to raise the alcohol into his mouth, it moves a little but explodes in his face as the shards of glass embed in his skin as they all laugh at him.

Tanya tries to shove away the masses wanting to kiss her so she epically slashes their faces with her claws stopping their attempts holding their bleedy faces in pain.  Sean is passed out on a chair, Baz & Tanya are standing on a table raising their pints to salute Baz. 

 

TANYA

To Baz, the man who ruined my life!  CHEERS!!!

 

EVERYONE

CHEERS!!!

 

The two go to sit down & chat while the masses carry on.

 

BAZ

You’ve still not gotten over that?

 

TANYA

Maybe, maybe not.

 

BAZ

*sigh* I kinda wish you we’re coming with me.

  No one will believe the things I’ve seen, I think I might

do something cliché and write a book about it.

 

TANYA

I admit, I don’t want you to go.

 

BAZ

Reall--

Tanya slaps Baz to his amazement as she becomes emotional. 

 

TANYA

You bastard leaving me with Sean and the Prince

still thinking you have his key!  Didn’t you ever--

 

Tanya storms off wiping her tears.

 

BAZ

When does her period end?

 

INT. ASYLUM PUB BALCONY - NIGHT

 

Tanya arrives leaning on the rail looking at the heart thinking about dropping it into the lake.  She gets a cigarette but it doesn’t light up till Baz lights it up for her.  

 

BAZ

I hope you’re not thinking what

I am cuz that’ll hurt my feelings.

 

TANYA

I just wanted to look at it, I’m sorry for

my sudden outburst and I know I don’t

have any right but you get to fly away

like a little bird yet I only get to watch.

 

BAZ

I’m sorry too, you know life isn’t fair

but I have to go back besides we don’t

know if it’ll even work?

 

TANYA

I’ve been repeating this life for far too long,

people come and then they go I  just

want something stable, I want to be normal.

 

BAZ

Hey, you & Sean are still going to Pystic

to see the great wizard of Corby, he’ll fix you

& then you can’t start fresh like you want.

 

TANYA

What if I can’t be fixed what if I’m not cursed at all?

  Who’ll be there for me?  Baz you’re my best friend,

my only friend, I don’t think I could  cope

with loosing someone else close to me again.

 

BAZ

Ya make it sound like I’m gonna die?  Look this

is a big magical place where anything can happen.

  I wouldn’t give up so easily & neither should you.

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. ASYLUM ENTRANCE - NIGHT

 

The prince & Thunderbird stand over more dead bodies, blood, limbs & flames as if they’ve just finished fighting.

 

PRINCE

I trust you have keen sight as admirable as your speed?

 

THUNDERBIRD

It’z in dubball vizen too.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. PUB BALCONY - NIGHT

 

The two smoke sobering up looking at the view.

 

TANYA

Do you really have to go now,

can’t you wait a little longer?

 

BAZ

I don’t even know if this thing has a use sale by date?

 

TANYA

I guess you’re right but I’m going to really

miss you Baz, please don’t forget about me.

 

BAZ

*laughs* I’m not leaving till the morning & looking around

here I don’t know when that is besides who knows

what time zone I will end up in or where I’d end up, maybe

a desert, maybe it’s only my soul & I get reincarnated in

Poland during World war 2?

 

TANYA

Baz shut up you’re not making any

sense & as always you’ll be fine.

 

They go & hug to share a moment only to be ruined by Sean running in to throw up over the rails.

 

BAZ

Perfect timing as always.

 

TANYA

I think I’ll go to bed, night Baz.

 

Tanya walks away.  As Baz whacks Sean’s haggard back.

 

SEAN

I’ll neva drink again.

 

Baz sees & quickly realises to run leaving Sean behind. Suddenly Thunderbird crashes into the building at speed, disgusting the unaware drunk Sean.

 

SEAN

Did ya fart ya durtee spaz?

 

CUT TO:

 

INT. PUB - NIGHT

 

Baz dives as the wall breaks down, The prince on TB’s back looms over Baz with a fireball with Baz’s name on it.

PRINCE

You’re a callous man to seek my thief.

 

BAZ

I don’t suppose if I say it just one more time

you’ll believe me that I didn’t steal your key?

 

PRINCE

Where is it!?!

 

BAZ

I didn’t think so -- HEY!?!

 

Thunderbird grabs Baz’s leg in pain and flies away hovering over the Lana Lake.  The prince leans down to see Baz.

 

PRINCE

Maybe this will convince you.

 

BAZ

Fireballs again -- I’ll take my chances thanks.

 

Baz goes into his gulf bag & whips out a brick of an early 90’s mobile phone & throws it at the Prince’s head that tugs Thunderbird’s reigns to force him downward.

 

BAZ

I knew you would come in handy!

 

Baz manages to catch the brick kissing it as TB smacks into a corner of a house letting Baz go & the prince being thrown off.  They fall on a lower village.

TB smashes through the village causing it on one side to collapse.  People & deviants try to survive by running out of their homes but many slide & bounce off to their deaths.

Baz & the prince manage to grab on to the debris as the poorly built houses break apart.  They avoid being hit by the wreckage falling above them but not all are lucky.  

Thunderbird looks up from his crash site on one of the islands to see houses about to crash onto him as they do.

 

THUNDERBIRD

Buggah.

 

The prince climbs back to the top first & then grabs Baz’s throat choking & lifting him high off the floor. Nearby residents panic & run away as support cables start to give.

 

PRINCE

Tell me or this Asylum burns!

 

TANYA (O.S)

I have it!

 

Tanya lands on a house she shows off the magic heart in her hand ready to be dropped over the edge into the lake.  The prince takes note & does the same with the choking Baz.

 

PRINCE

I believe you would like to make an exchange deviant.

 

TANYA

I would if you could be trusted.

 

PRINCE

Likewise but I’m amused that your companion is

worth more than the value of power in your grasp?

 

TANYA

It’s the real thing, you want it or not!?!

 

The prince hurls Baz to the ground & prepares a fireball.

 

PRINCE

Bring me the forbidden key slowly.

 

BAZ

Tanya what you think you’re doing?

The alarm goes off as it begins to pour down with water extinguishing the prince’s fire magic.  He tries to reignite but is short lived in bursts.

 

TANYA

Baz run!

 

The sudden weight of the water snaps the suspended cables causing a chain reaction of the whole village to collapse like a sink hole ripping its self apart from the centre. Tanya joins Baz by jumping off the falling houses. The prince furiously chases after them running up & across through the slippery wet floor in the rain.

The denizens try to make it to safety by getting into lifts, climbing ladders or reaching a secure bridge.  Baz & Tanya sprint not looking back as the disappearing floor catches up to them. 

The bloated prince constantly tries to reignite but manages to get one weak fireball and hit Tanya in the back knocking her down dropping the magical Heart crying in pain.  Baz skids to a halt to see her clothes cinged as she lays badly wounded, time runs out for the prince as he falls.

 

PRINCE

ARGH!!!

 

The village falls smashing into the lower levels taking that with it as well to splash into the Lana lake.  Baz helps Tanya up & runs to safety with crowds passing them.  Once in safety Baz runs back for the heart.

 

TANYA

Baz don’t!

 

The falling floor ends but the small area that Baz is standing on snaps off due to his weight slanting down.

 

BAZ

Oh shit!?!

 

TANYA

BAZ!?!

 

Sliding down Baz grabs onto an exposed metal rod apart of the floors metal framework, he dangles off over the edge with one hand.

Baz looking back up he sees the floor is hanging barely connected to the safe sturdy platform above as it rocks back & forth waiting to give in. 

 

BAZ (O.S)

Um a little help, no need to rush?

 

Baz looks down at the impossible big drop to survive from seeing the heart shinning not far from him safely caught by a chunk of a destroyed house’s poor framework foundations.

That house’s floor framework is connected dangling by rows of similar metal rods to a broken one that what Baz is holding onto which is also apart of the same previous structure connected to the safety platform above.

Tanya crawls in pain looking over the edge holding out her hand to see Baz struggling to reach out for the heart ignoring the metallic sounds of it all about to fall apart.

 

TANYA

Baz grab my hand!

 

BAZ

I’ve changed my mind but I’ve got the

situation under control so maybe in a bit yea ok?

 

Baz is too far down for Tanya to even think she can help let alone Baz can’t climb back up.

 

TANYA

Baz forget it, it’s not worth risking your life for!

 

BAZ

I can’t leave my Street fighter 2 high score left

undefended!  I’ve gone through enough shit

to let this go now!

 

TANYA

Baz don’t do this to me!

 

BAZ

I’ve almost got--

 

The framework jolts lowering ready to fall but Baz keeps firm still wanting the Heart that is now further away.

 

TANYA

BAZ!?!

 

BAZ

You’re not helping shouting at me!  always!

 

TANYA

Someone Please help US!!!

 

A couple of Ogre’s come over to help Tanya as they slowly winch her down to reach out to Baz but just not enough.

 

TANYA

Grab a hold of me Baz!

 

BAZ

I can almost taste it!

 

TANYA

Please Baz.

 

Her soft cry makes sense as he looks at her wanting to be saved just as the whole floor framework breaks & falls off. Dangling the Ogres bring them back up to safety.  They look down & see Baz’s only chance to go home about splashing into the lake.  Baz slumps down distraught.  

 

TANYA

Are you okay?

 

BAZ

Barely -- Almost as if i've wasted my life.

 

TANYA

I know it sucks, I’m sorry Baz, I should’ve held it tighter.

 

BAZ

I’m sorry too but it’s not your fault,

I had a feeling this was going to happen.

 

Tanya hugs Baz with a tear as she clearly needs it.

 

TANYA

But at least there is hope in

getting you home -- if it worked.

 

BAZ

“If” Hmph I hate that word.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

INT. ASLYUM LEVEL 0 - MONRNING

 

Denizens are clearing up the mess, they all work together as a family but one of the wreckage piles explodes.  The fire burns those nearby & the wreckage hits many.

From where the explosion happened stands the Prince battered & bloodied furious as they watch in horror.

PRINCE

Superiority is a gift that you vermin can

only dream of possessing in small amounts.

 

TO BE CONTINUED

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