10. The Hood

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THE HOOD: Do you know, what beauty, lies under a hood?...

After Gradean in school, and wolves in Italy, the Doctor takes Harpal home and back to civilization where he soon adjusts to home life, but on his way to school he spots a mysterious hooded figure, with red eyes, who begins to whisper questions in his mind. As giant wasps created by saucers fill the sky, Harpal sees the Doctor less frequently, and begins to doubt his intelligence and strength to defeat ‘The Hood.’ As time runs out and Harpal is on the run, will he ever know what beauty lies under a hood?

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2. Doubted

PART 2

DOUBTED

 

OPEN IN A SPACESHIP. A BRIGHT LIGHT FADES TO SHOW HARPAL LYING ON THE FLOOR. THERE IS A SCREEN WITH CABLES AND BUTTONS, AND MOST THINGS ARE BRONZE AND BLUE. AN EERIE BLUE LIGHT FILLS THE ROOM.

 

HARPAL SLOWLY WAKES UP. THERE IS A HEADLESS MONK STANDING ABOVE HIM.

 

HARPAL: Oi! Mush! Take me back to Earth!

 

Harpal thinks the monk is a Hood.

 

HARPAL: Oi! Hood man! Don’t ignore me!

 

A Hood stands behind Harpal. He sharply turns.

 

HARPAL: You shouldn’t creep up on people like that.

 

THE HOOD: Does not everyone require the element of stupefaction?

 

HARPAL: Oh god.

 

Harpal rolls his eyes and looks away.

 

THE HOOD: Do you not know the Doctor?

 

Harpal turns.

 

HARPAL: What... Doctor?

 

THE HOOD: Shall I?

 

HARPAL: Shall you?

 

THE HOOD: Are you not speaking like the Hood now?

 

HARPAL: Wait.

 

He turns to the Headless monks.

 

HARPAL: If you’re the Hood then who’s your dumb friends?

 

THE HOOD: Is my associate unintelligent?

 

HARPAL: Newsflash, dumb means someone can’t speak.

 

THE HOOD: So you are not as vacuous as we thought?

 

HARPAL: Back to the point, who’s your friend?

 

The Headless Monk points it’s sword at Harpal’s head, and zaps him with red sparks. He goes cross-eyed and falls unconscious.

 

THE HOOD: Does he know what beauty lies under a hood?

 

A bright light erupts and Harpal appears lying on his bed at home. He wakes up.

 

HARPAL: What…

 

Harpal sits up.

 

HARPAL: Oh no.

 

CUT TO HARPAL RUNNING UP THE ROAD TO SCHOOL. HE IS CONFUSED, AS HE REMEMBERS COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE.

 

HARPAL: (NARRATION) Maybe it was a time distortion or something, but I walked out of the station, and then there I was at home lying on my bed. What is going on?

 

Harpal bursts into his classroom.

 

DR DYKE: Where have you been?

 

HARPAL: I don’t know.

 

DR DYKE: Sit down.

 

Harpal sit’s down.

 

DR DYKE: Now, Henry VII had another courtier, who was a secret, his only name was the Doctor.

 

Harpal looks up.

 

DR DYKE CONT.: Now, this Doctor would always ask if Henry if he was all right, or if he had been visited by any aliens.

 

The class laugh.

 

HARPAL: He’s watching me.

 

Harpal looks out of the window and see’s the Hood.

 

HARPAL: They’re both watching me.

 

CUT TO THE END OF THE LESSON. HARPAL TURNS INTO A LONG CORRIDOR. THE HOOD IS STANDING AT THE OPPOSITE END.

 

THE HOOD (WHISPERS IN HARPAL’S MIND): Is it true you know what beauty lies under a Hood?

 

Harpal’s eyes drift to the right. He can see two teachers walking through a corridor above.

 

MR WESTLAKE: There have been difficulties with year 8, they need to be disciplined and quickly.

 

MISS HATCHER: The head has issued 7 boys Green reports for the next two weeks.

 

Harpal rolls his eyes.

 

He drifts to his left and hears people playing Tennis in the sports hall.

 

MR JONES: Fantastic shot! But try to raise your arm back and higher to get as much power as you can on the ball!

 

Harpal looks back at the Hood.

 

THE HOOD (WHISPERS IN HARPAL’S MIND): Do you not know your own secret?

 

HARPAL: Shut up!

 

THE HOOD: (SPEAKS) You think it is me who has whispered into your mind and let you hear others? Do you not know that your travels and your secrets have corrupted you?

 

HARPAL: You only speak in questions. I want answers.

 

THE HOOD: Do I? Do you? Your thirst for answers isn’t as great as some others, like the Doctor, is it?

 

HARPAL: I told you-

 

MISS HATCHER: Harpal, are you all right?

 

Harpal looks at her, and then looks back to where the Hood stood. He is gone.

 

CUT TO HARPAL SITTING IN CLASS.THERE IS SILENT WORK GOING ON. HARPAL BEGINS TO TWITCH.

 

HE LOOKS AT THE CLOCK. HE LOOKS OUT OF THE WINDOW, BUT NOTHING IS THERE. JUST THE LEAVES SWIRLING IN THE BREEZE. 30 SECONDS LATER, RED LIGHTNING FLASHES OUTSIDE. HARPAL YELPS AND STARES IN HORROR.

 

MISS HOUISN: Sssh!

 

Outside, a band of 6 Headless Monks emerge outside. Harpal starts to breathe heavily. He feels an itching feeling in his hand and he checks it.

 

HARPAL: Oh my God.

 

His vision changes and different blood flows through his veins.

 

HARPAL: What’s happening to me?

 

He looks outside and the Headless Monks are walking toward the window.

 

HARPAL: Stuck in Physics writing about internal refraction, I’ve got headless monks on my tail and I have different blood in me with tainted turquoise vision. Ok, just, stay calm… it’s probably nothing?

 

MISS HOUISN: Harpal! Be quiet or you’ll see me at lunchtime!

 

HARPAL: Yeah right I will. Miss!

 

MISS HOUISN: What?

 

HARPAL: (He turns) Miss, will you just look-

 

The Headless Monks are standing right next to the window, peering into Harpal’s classroom. Harpal yelps and gets under the table.

 

MISS HOUISN: Harpal Khambay gets up from under the table now!

 

HARPAL: Listen, listen to me, listen. Look outside. Look outside of that window right now and tell me if you see anything.

 

Miss Houisn goes to the window. From her point of view there is nothing there.

 

MISS HOUISN: I see a tree. And some leaves. If you want me to be really clever, I can see a bit of dirt levitating in the air.

 

HARPAL: What?

 

Harpal runs up and has a look.

 

HARPAL: That piece of dirt is connected onto the cloak of a man. And I can see him. He’s everywhere and he’s following me. There are six of them. I don’t even know why I’m telling you this but you have to believe me.

 

MISS HOUISN: And what do these people say to you.

 

HARPAL: Nothing, their aliens, they’re called the Headless Monks-

 

MISS HOUISN: Is this a wind up?

 

HARPAL: Look at me. Really look. Do you think-

 

MISS HOUISN: This is child’s play. Sit back down.

 

HARPAL: I am right! I can see him! You think I’m lying but you can’t stand there and tell me what the dirt is hanging off of.

 

Harpal goes and sits back down. The door flies open. The whole class turns around. Harpal does last. Harpal see’s the Headless Mink’s coming through the door. He looks at his hand.

 

MISS HOUISN: It’s just a gust of wind.

 

HARPAL: There aren’t any windows or doors open-

 

MISS HOUISN: Quiet-

 

HARPAL: Unless it’s in your mind like the Monks are in mine.

 

MISS HOUISN: I recommend you see a Doctor.

 

HARPAL: I am not mad. I am not mad. I just… what’s happened to the lights?

 

MISS HOUISN: What?

 

HARPAL: All I can see, it’s just blue, I just can’t see. And my hand! Miss look at my hand I have different colour blood! Please you have to believe me about the Headless Monks!

 

MISS HOUISN: I’m calling Miss Herman.

 

Harpal runs up to one of the Headless Monks and pulls one of their Hood’s down.

 

HARPAL: Look can’t you see?

 

Miss Herman walks in.

 

MISS HERMAN: Harpal come with me please.

 

The Headless Monks fire lightning at the projector with their swords. The projector sparks and snaps.

 

HARPAL: What was that then?! What was it!

 

MISS HERMAN: Harpal come with me now!

 

HARPAL WALKS OUT AND NARRATES.

 

HARPAL (NARRATION): I been seeing her for weeks, I told her everything. I shouldn’t have done. But things are messing with my head. I heard voices in my head that day in the corridor and in that lesson I could see the Headless Monks. A few weeks later I got a knock on my door.

 

Harpal opens the door and Chief Inspector Smith standing there. There is also a police car with another officer inside.

 

HARPAL: What?

 

SMITH: Good evening, I am Chief Inspector Smith, I’m a…-

 

HARPAL: What?

 

SMITH: I would say friend of the Doctor, but-

 

HARPAL: You know the Doctor? How? Has he spoken to you?

 

SMITH: One thing at a time.

 

HARPAL: How do you know the Doctor?

 

SMITH: I helped gave him information on Amelia Pond’s disappearance.

 

HARPAL: When was this?

 

SMITH: Miss Pond-

 

HARPAL: Mrs Williams.

 

SMITH: Mrs Williams, disappeared for 14 years.

 

HARPAL: Ok, got that, why are you here now?

 

SMITH: I think you should come with me.

 

HARPAL: Luckily my parents taught me not to go into stranger’s cars.

 

SMITH: I can tell you this easily, but I need to take you to an institution.

 

Harpal tries to shut the door but Smith holds is open.

 

HARPAL: Why are police here to take a kid to a institution?!

 

SMITH: Your case is unique!

 

HARPAL: So’s your arm.

 

Harpal slides Smith’s arm into the hinge, then shuts the door on his elbow. There is a crack. Smith screams.

 

Harpal runs in the house and upstairs. He grabs his moneybox and runs into the bathroom. He goes outside through the window, and climbs down the fence standing next to it. He looks back and see’s the police car, and a police officer runs after him. Harpal pelts down the street.

 

The police are on his tail, and Harpal is on the run from them as well as the Hood.

 

QUEUE ENDING TITLES.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni9lQnLuiFs

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