Story Page for Season One Episode Two - Sacred Grounds
1x02 - Sacred Grounds
Written by OldOneX
Directed by OldOneX
Previously on Gallows Hill
(FLASHBACK TO THE ATTEMPTIVE MURDER OF NATALIE AND THE DEATH OF MADISON)
ANGELICA: So... I killed a girl, my cousin's girlfriend actually; Madison. The vampires used their mind control to make Madison attempt to smother Natalie with a pillow, I couldn't just stand there and watch my cousin die. I was overcome by rage and I pushed her into the wall with such a force that her neck broke with a snap that echoed and vibrated through my soul...and with her death came my transformation, my life was changed forever, the weight of her death weighed heavy on my heart. I was plunged head first into a world I knew nothing about, the harsh and very true reality, one of horrors and of great suffering.
(FLASHBACK TO THE MORGAN MANSION WHEN SHE TRANSFORMED)... I paid the consequence for taking a human life, on top of the extreme guilt and remorse, a primal instinct was awakened in me, triggered by the light of the first full moon since her death, I was overcome with immense unimaginable pain as every bone in my body broke and shifted position as my vulpine heritage bloomed within me, under the light of the full moon I wholly transformed into a Fox in full view of my cousin Natalie, the hunter Caleb Cooper burst into her room and shot me in the leg with a crossbow, he knows what I am and he will no doubt do what he does best, which is hunt. I escaped with my life as I jumped from the balcony and fled deep into the wilderness and that's where we begin...
(CALEB DROPS THE SILVIA AND RUNS QUICKLY OVER TO THE BALCONY AND SEES THE FOX RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELDS TOWARDS GALLOWS FOREST)
CALEB: Fuck! FUCK!
(CALEB PUNCHES THE STONE WALL)
NATALIE: I think you need to calm down.
CALEB: Don't fucking tell me what to do!
(CALEB LOOKS DOWN AT HIS HAND HIS KNUCKLES WERE BLEEDING AND THEN THEY HEALED ALMOST INSTANTLY)
NATALIE: Are you forgetting? This is MY fucking house you psychotic douche. GET OUT!
(CALEB TURNS AROUND AND COMES BACK INTO THE ROOM)
CALEB: Is that your way of thanking me for saving your life?
NATALIE: She is my cousin, she wouldn't have hurt me.
(CALEB SHOOK HIS HEAD IN DISBELIEF)
CALEB: Silly naïve girl! She is a beast, she would have ripped your throat out had I not intervened.
(NATALIE TURNED AWAY KNOWING THAT CALEB WAS RIGHT, SHE BEGAN HYPERVENTILATING AS SHE PANICKED)
NATALIE: You obviously no nothing of family.
CALEB: You don't know me, you know nothing about me, you spoilt little bitch!
NATALIE: Excuse me!!? What did you say?
(NATALIE LOOKED SHOCKED)
CALEB: It is you that knows nothing of the real world, overly pious spoilt bitch, sitting in your high tower, looking down on the rest of the world, your kind make me sick!
NATALIE: Then get the fuck out of my house you disrespectful dick! (Screamed)
CALEB: Don't worry I'm leaving!
(CALEB BEGINS TO WALK TOWARDS THE DOOR)
(NATALIE STANDS IN FRONT OF HIM BLOCKING HIS PATH)
CALEB: I thought you wanted me to leave?
NATALIE: I cannot just let you go after her. Please, she is my family.
CALEB: Not any more she isn't. She is a beast and I am a hunter. Do you not understand what that means?
NATALIE: I don't care what it means!
CALEB: It means every cell in my body is driven to hunt, she is one with the dark now, she is lost, accept it.
NATALIE: You are no saint yourself, I will not accept it. Please don't hurt her!
(NATALIE STARTS TO CRY)
CALEB: The waterworks now is it? How very original!
NATALIE: Do you have no soul?
(CALEB THOUGHT HOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTION)
CALEB: I honestly do not know.
CALEB: Now little girl you have a choice, you can get the fuck out of my way or believe me I will go through you.
NATALIE: Don't you dare threaten me in my house! My family have connections, you should watch your mouth, unless you would like to be mobbed out of town....or worse.
CALEB: and then your pretty little town would drown in blood wouldn't it? Without me Gallows Hill is doomed. Face it, you all need me.
NATALIE: Like shit we do, you really don't know the history of our town do you?
CALEB: You would be surprised by what I know.
NATALIE: I very much doubt that.
(CALEB PICKS UP THE SILVIA)
NATALIE: What are you going to do?
CALEB: What I do best. Hunt.
(CALEB LEAVES THE ROOM ABRUPTLY AND NATALIE GIVES CHASE)
NATALIE: Come back here!!! (Bellowed)
(NATALIE CHASES HIM DOWN THE STAIRS INTO THE ENTRANCE HALL)
NATALIE: Don't you dare! I swear to God you hurt her and I will fucking kill you! (Screamed)
(CALEB STOPS IN HIS TRACKS TURNS AROUND AND WALKS SLOWLY UPTO NATALIE)
CALEB: Silly little girl! Get in my way and I promise you will regret it!
(NATALIE STEPS FORWARD AND GETS IN HIS FACE)
NATALIE: Oh really? I am not afraid of you!
(CALEB GRABS NATALIE'S SHIRT AND PULLS HER THAT CLOSE SHE COULD FEEL HIS BREATH ON HER FACE)
CALEB: Then you are a fool.
NATALIE: What? In the business of killing Humans now are you?
CALEB: Wouldn't be the first time! You think you have stalled me and that I will not find her, I promise you, I will and when I do, I will leave her head on a pike outside your bedroom window. Just so you know exactly what I am capable of.
(NATALIE SPAT DIRECTLY IN CALEB'S FACE)
NATALIE: Monster! If you do, it will be your head on a platter, you don't fuck with the Morgan's and get away with it!
CALEB: You filthy little bitch!!
NATALIE: UNCLE DILLON!!!! (Screamed)
(CALEB LETS GO OF NATALIE AND DISAPPEARS OUT OF THE FRONT DOOR IN SUPER-SPEED)
(NATALIE STARTS CRYING AGAIN)
(SHE RUNS OVER TO THE DOOR)
NATALIE: You BASTARD!! I hope she rips your fucking head off! Don't you ever come back here! Do you hear me!!? (Screamed)
(MEGAN COMES RUNNING DOWN THE STAIRS)
MEGAN: What the hell, have you lost your mind? What are you screaming about!!?
(MEGAN SEES THAT NATALIE IS CRYING, SHAKING AND IS DISTRAUGHT)
(MEGAN RUSHES OVER TO HER AND EMBRACES HER)
MEGAN: Oh, honey, what's the matter?
NATALIE: Caleb! He attacked me!! He's going after Angelica. He told me he was going to display her head outside my window on a pike, he is a fucking psychopath!
(MEGAN'S FACE SLOWLY CHANGED FROM EMPATHY TO RAGE IN THE SPACE OF A SPLIT SECOND)
MEGAN: You what!? Why? I'll castrate the bastard personally! I need you to be honest with me. Did....did he touch you?
NATALIE: No....nothing like that.
MEGAN: Then what was it like Natalie?
(DILLON CAME RUNNING DOWN THE STAIRS)
DILLON: What is it!? You shouted me. It is the Vampires? Where's Caleb?
MEGAN: Attacking your niece and currently chasing your daughter!
DILLON: What! Why?
NATALIE: It's true Uncle Dill. He said is going to kill her, he freaked out, he is volatile, he shot her and she fled.
(DILLON FACE BECOMES ENRAGED AS HE SCREWS UP HIS FACE AND HIS LIPS BEGIN TO TREMBLE)
DILLON: He shot... MY DAUGHTER!!??
(NATALIE NODS HER HEAD SLOWLY)
DILLON: I'll fucking kill him!
MEGAN: You'll have to catch him first!
(DILLON RETRIEVES A LOADED HUNTING RIFLE FROM BESIDES THE FRONT DOOR)
(HE RUSHES OUT OF THE DOOR)
NATALIE: Uncle Dill....
(THE DOORS SLAMS BEHIND HIM)
MEGAN: You have some explaining to do young lady!
NATALIE: You are probably going to think I am crazy! Can I confide something to you? Can I trust you?
MEGAN: What kind of question is that?...of course you can.
NATALIE: You better sit down.
(ANGEL IS RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELDS ON ALL FOURS IN HER FOX FORM, SHE IS PANTING AND LIMPING FROM THE CROSSBOW DART)
(SHE ENTERS THE FOREST AND STOPS AND PULLS THE DART OUT WITH HER TEETH AND THE WOUND INSTANTLY HEALS)
(ANGEL IMMERSES HERSELF IN A STREAM TO MASK HER SCENT)
(SHE DISAPPEARS INTO THE DARK, DENSE FOREST)
(CALEB GIVES CHASE IN SUPER-SPEED BUT HE LOSES HER SCENT NEXT TO THE STREAM)
(HE SCREAMS WITH FRUSTRATION AS HE REALISES THAT HE HAS LOST HER SCENT)
CALEB: ARRRRRR!! Fucking bitch! I will find you and when I do you are dead! You hear me!!!
(HE LOOKS AT THE STREAM AND REALISES WHAT SHE HAD DONE)
CALEB: As cunning as the Fox you are.
(ANGEL IN FOX-FORM IS WALKING QUIETLY THROUGH THE WOODS, SHE SEES THE GLOW OF A FIRE AND SOUNDS OF PEOPLE IN THE DISTANCE)
(SHE STALKS HER PREY AS SHE SILENTLY SNEAKS FORWARD TOWARDS THEM)
(A GROUP OF TEENS, 4 GIRLS AND 2 BOYS ARE PARTYING AROUND A CAMP FIRE, DRINKING AND SMOKING WEED)
(A BRANCH SNAPPED UNDER ANGEL'S FEET)
BECKI: Shhh, did you hear that?
ROMAN: Hear what? Paranoid!!. We have a lightweight over hear guys, Becki cannot handle her spliff!! She is hearing things.
(LAUGHING AND JOKING)
BECKI: Roman! You douche! That is not what I said. I heard something...for real.
(A BOY COMES OVER AND PUSHES ROMAN ON HIS ASS)
BLAKE: Hey don't speak to her like that!
(ROMAN GETS TO HIS FEET)
ROMAN: Or what? What you gonna do big man?
(ROMAN PUSHES BLAKE IN HIS CHEST)
BLAKE: Push me again and you will find out! I will kick your arrogant ass all over these woods, that is what I will do!
ROMAN: Bring it bitch!
BECKI: STOP! The pair of you, I get you are both big macho testosterone poisoned men! I really did hear something, you know.
BLAKE: Maybe it was just the weed, you know it can mess with your mind sometimes.
ROMAN:..or maybe this girl is just whacked in the head and cannot handle the high.
BECKI: It isn't the weed and I am not paranoid! Did you not hear about that girl!? She was ripped apart in this very forest. Only days ago.
ROMAN: Bullshit! What girl? She didn't go to Gladeside.
BECKI: Her name was Olivia, she was a farm girl, at the Pleasant Farm not five minutes from here, her whole family were mutilated.
(BECKI SCREWED UP HER FACE IN DISGUST)
BECKI: You really think that is cool? You make me sick.
ROMAN: We should go check it out.
ROMAN: Stay here if you want but I am going...are you coming?
BECKI: They said it was a mountain lion.
ROMAN: and? I appreciate you're concern but I ain't scared of no putty cat.
BECKI: Well doesn't that seem strange to you considering that mountain lions haven't been sighted around here in decades?
ROMAN: What is your point?
BECKI: My point is whatever ripped up that poor girl and her family was not a mountain lion, you grew up with the stories of this town just like I did.
(ROMAN STARTED TO LAUGH)
ROMAN: You have smoked way too much spliff, are you seriously trying to tell me this was a Werewolf or a Vampire? Those are stories, made up stories our parents told us to keep us in at night, you weak minded naïve little bitch.
(BLAKE PUNCHED ROMAN IN HIS MOUTH AND ROMAN RAISED HIS HEAD AND SHOWED THAT HE WAS BLEEDING QUITE HEAVILY FROM HIS MOUTH)
ROMAN: Fuck you and fuck her! You two deserve each other.
SARA: Hey! Don't leave us.
(ROMAN STORMED OFF)
ROMAN: Screw the lot of ya, I'm outta here.
SARA: What a douche.
BECKI: Don't worry Sara, let him go.
(SARA STARTS GIGGLING)
SARA: Want some spliff?
(SARA OFFERS BECKI THE SPLIFF)
BECKI: No thanks, I am not really in the partying mood anymore, you three wait here. We have to go after him, it isn't safe out here.
SARA: Oh well, more for me then. You are going to leave us?
BECKI: You will be fine, we won't be long, we are just going to fetch him and then come back, okay?
SARA: Okay. Whatevs.
(SARA GOES AND SITS WITH THE OTHER TWO GIRLS AROUND THE CAMPFIRE)
BLAKE: ROMAN!!! (Bellowed)
(BLAKE AND BECKI WALK THROUGH THE FOREST IN THE DIRECTION OF THE PLEASANT FARM)
BLAKE: Do you really believe in those stories?
BECKI: I don't know, maybe. I know it was no mountain lion that's for sure. We need to find him, you know what they always say?
BLAKE: No, what's that?
BECKI: The criminal always returns to the scene of the crime.
SARA: Hey girls, you hear that?
ROSIE: All I can hear is the beating of my heart in my ears, this shit is the bomb!
(ROSIE STARTED LAUGHING)
SARA: Evee I don't like this?
EVEE: Don't like what sugar lips?
SARA: I feel like we're being watched.
(EVEE AND ROSIE SUDDENLY BECAME ALERT AND PANICKED)
ROSIE: Quit fucking with me bitch.
SARA: I am serious, I can feel eyes on me, we are being watched.
EVEE: Stop it, this is not funny!
(EVEE STARTED TO CRY)
(EVERYTHING BECAME EERILY SILENT)
(THE SOUND OF A LOW GROWLING CAME FROM THE BUSHES)
(ALL THREE GIRLS HUDDLED TOGETHER)
SARA: Oh god, oh god, oh god!
(ROSIE GRABBED THE EMPTY BOTTLE OF BOURBON)
(EVEE CLUNG TO THE BACK OF ROSIE SHAKING WITH FEAR)
(SARA GRABBED A RED HOT FLAMING STICK FROM THE FIRE AND STARTED WAVING IT ABOUT)
SARA: Hello!! You better quit fucking around, this better not be you Roman because this isn't funny.
(A PAIR OF GLOWING RED EYES BECAME VISIBLE THROUGH THE GLOOM)
SARA: Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! (SCREAMED)
(ANGEL POUNCED FROM THE BUSHES AND PINNED ROSIE DOWN TO THE GROUND, SHE PLUNGED HER FANGS DEEP INTO HER THROAT AND RIPPED HER OPEN)
(BLOOD SPLATTERED ALL OVER EVEE)
(EVEE WAS SCREAMING LIKE A BANSHEE, IT WAS ECHOING THROUGHOUT THE FOREST)
(SARA WAS HITTING THE FOX WITH THE FLAMING STICK)
SARA: GET OFF HER!!!!
(ANGEL RAISED HER HEAD AND EVEE AND SARA COULD SEE THAT ROSIE WAS DEAD)
(THEY BOTH STARTED SCREAMING)
(ANGEL GRABBED EVEE BY HER HAIR AND RIPPED HER HEAD CLEAN OFF HER BODY AND THREW IT DIRECTLY AT SARA)
(SARA DROPPED THE STICK)
(SARA BEGAN TO RUN FOR HER LIFE, SHE RAN AS QUICK AS HER LEGS WOULD CARRY HER, RUSHING THROUGH THE TREES AND NOT LOOKING BACK AND THEN SHE STUMBLED OVER A MOSSY LOG)
(SHE JUST LAID THERE STILL, HOPING THAT THE BEAST WOULD NOT FIND HER)
(SHE TRIED TO CONTAIN HER BREATH AS IT BURNED HER LUNGS, SHE TRIED TO REMAIN AS SILENT AS SHE COULD)
(SHE HEARD A TWIG BREAK ABOUT A YARD BEHIND HER.)
(SHE CLOSED HER EYES AND WAITED FOR DEATH)
CALEB: Are you alright?
(SARA LET OUT A SCREAM OF FRIGHT, SHE REALISED THAT IT WASN'T THE FOX-BEAST AND SHE CLUNG TO CALEB'S LEG SHAKING)
SARA: Oh, Thank you God, Thank you!!!!
CALEB: You're going to be alright now, you are safe with me? Did you see where it went?
(SARA WAS HYPERVENTILATING)
CALEB: I promise you, no harm will come to you.
SARA: Thank you Sir. No, I just ran and ran and ran. What was that thing?
(SARA BEGAN TO CRY)
CALEB: You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
SARA: Are all the stories true? Was that a Werewolf?
CALEB: No, not a Werewolf.
SARA: Then what was it?
CALEB: Something else.
SARA: Are my friends.....?
CALEB: Ripped apart and very much dead yes...I am sorry.
SARA: Oh God!!!
(SARA STARTED WAILING HYSTERICALLY)
SARA: My other friends and my boyfriend went off into the woods, do you think it went after them?
CALEB: I honestly don't know.
SARA: They told me I would be safe.
CALEB: Some friends.
SARA: Please don't leave me here, can you take me home? Please I beg you.
CALEB: What about your friends? Shouldn't we find them first.
SARA: They went off to some farm, my sick boyfriend Roman wanted to go look at the crime scene of some mutilated family, I don't know where it is.
CALEB: I believe I know the one. Shall we go?
SARA: Yes. Oh God how do I tell him that his sister is dead?
CALEB: I will tell him if you want me to. Don't leave my side and I promise I will get you home safe and sound okay?
MEGAN: Are you serious?
NATALIE: Have a got any reason to lie?
MEGAN: Well yes actually you have, but now is not the time to touch on that subject.
(NATALIE LOOKS AT HER AND GULPS AND SUSPECTS SHE MUST HAVE HEARD HER AND ANGEL TALKING ABOUT MADISON)
NATALIE: I am sure I have no idea what you are talking about.
MEGAN: You will soon enough. Are you sure it was a fox and not a wolf?
NATALIE: I saw it happen with my own two eyes. She definitely turned into a Fox.
MEGAN: Is there any such thing as a Werefox?
TRACEY: Not to my knowledge.
(FAYE LOOKS AT HER CELL)
FAYE: I am losing my mind, I cannot wrap my head around all of this. Vampires and now my daughter turning into a demon fox....and he isn't answering!!
(FAYE BECAME IRATE)
TRACEY: Keep trying.
FAYE: What do you think I have been doing for the past twenty minutes!?
TRACEY: Calm down Faye.
FAYE: Calm down!!? Is it your daughter out there being hunted by a fucking maniac!? Is it your Son who is missing!? Huh?
(TRACEY WALKED OVER TO FAYE AND PUT A HAND ON HER SHOULDER)
TRACEY: We will find her, I promise you.
FAYE: You brought him to Gallows Hill, this is your problem, you fix it!
(FAYE STORMS OFF UP THE STAIRS)
TRACEY: Let her go, she has every reason to be mad at me.
MEGAN: What are we to do?
TRACEY: Angelica must have been cursed. There is no other explanation.
TRACEY: This must mean the Witches are back in town.
MEGAN: Perhaps they never left.
TRACEY: Do you know something I don't?
MEGAN: Perhaps, I am unsure.
MEGAN: Back at the hospital....no never mind, I was probably just seeing things.
MEGAN: Just before we entered the room where Natalie and Madison were, I could have swore that I saw a flash of someone out of the corner of my eye but it was over so fast, I couldn't be sure about who it was.
TRACEY: ...but you have an idea?
MEGAN: If I said what I thought I saw, it would mean that things are far worse than we think.
TRACEY: How do you mean?
MEGAN: I saw Jasmine, I think I saw Jasmine.
TRACEY: Jasmine!? A Witch? I don't think so. I have known that woman my whole life.
MEGAN: Like I said I am not sure, it was just a flash, over in a split-second.
NATALIE: Wait! She could be right. I was healed remember? It was a miracle or so I thought, I was almost dead and then suddenly I was full of life. You all thought that I had ingested Vampire blood, but what if Jasmine did it? What if she healed me with Magic? That would mean that she isn't a bad Witch. Right?
TRACEY: There is no such thing as a good Witch, those that have power, use that power and power corrupts.
MEGAN: Do you think they are working with the Vampires?
TRACEY: I doubt it. Witches hate Vampires and visa versa.
MEGAN: Then they could be our allies?
TRACEY: Never! The last time I trusted a Witch, it didn't end well. This town, our Council, has an ancient history of hating all supernatural creatures...even Witches. This town is called Gallows Hill for a reason, we hung, burned and tortured their kind for centuries.
MEGAN: Then we need to confront Jasmine, this is the 21st Century, if she is a Witch then she could be a powerful ally against the Vampires. We have no choice, if your psychopathic friend is all we have to defend our town against the onslaught on the Vampires, then we are screwed! If we allied with the Witches then we could make Gallows Hill a Vampire-free town and we can feel safe walking the streets at night again.
TRACEY: That woman is my trusted friend, I find it hard to believe that she would have lied to me all these years.
MEGAN: We all have some skeletons in our closet, some more than others.
(MEGAN LOOKED RIGHT AT NATALIE)
MEGAN: Think about it, if you was a Witch and on the Founder's Council would you risk putting your life into jeopardy by exposing yourself?
TRACEY: You're right, but if you are right about Jasmine, then that means that the Council has been infiltrated and corrupted.
MEGAN: Please! It became corrupted when you brought that douchebag into the mix.
MEGAN: What? It's the truth. We need a Plan B and if Jasmine is a Witch then I say we accept it, I say we welcome the Witches with open arms. We need to do something and alone, just us Humans, we are powerless and pretty much doomed. We can get answers, we can find Angel and Miles, we can get rid of the Vampires. We can solve all our problems with one phone call.
TRACEY: I know but I cannot simply go against centuries of tradition.
MEGAN: Stop living in the dark ages sis, this is 2013. We offer her the promise of secrecy in exchange for her help. Think about it. How much more powerful would the council be with a Witch on our side?
TRACEY: You are right.
MEGAN: Arn't I usually?
(DILLON COMES STORMING THROUGH THE DOOR WIDE EYED AND ANGRY)
DILLON: I couldn't find the bastard!
(FAYE COMES RUNNING DOWN THE STAIRS)
FAYE: Do you not know how to answer your phone?
DILLON: I was busy.
FAYE: Did you find her?
(DILLON SHAKES HIS HEAD)
DILLON: He was too fast.
DILLON: Hey! At least I am trying! What are you doing? Apart from sweet fuck all that is!!?
FAYE: Whatever, dick! You're the Sheriff! Go find our children! NOW!
(MEGAN TURNS TO TRACEY)
MEGAN: We have no other option...ring Jasmine now.
(TRACEY PULLS OUT HER CELL)
Gallows Hill Hospital (Flashback)
(JACK IS CARRYING HOT DRINKS DOWN A CORRIDOR BACK FROM THE DISPENSER)
(JASMINE AND JEANNIE COME INTO VIEW RIGHT INFRONT OF JACK, WHO DROPS HIS DRINKS IN SHOCK, HE STARES AT HIS GRANDMA WIDE EYED WITH FEAR BEFORE RUNNING AWAY.)
(JACK RAN AS FAST AS HIS LEGS WOULD CARRY HIM, HE COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT HE HAD JUST WITNESSED, HE COULDN'T ACCEPT IT.)
(HE WAS BREATHING SO HARD THAT HIS CHEST HURT)
(HE EXITED THE HOSPITAL AND STOOD THERE IN THE CAR PARK AND HOT BREATH CREATED MIST IN THE COLD AIR)
JACK: I cannot believe what I just saw!
OLIVIA: That is the least of your worries!
(JACK JUMPED OUT OF HIS SKIN)
JACK: Who are you!?
(OLIVIA GRABBED HIM AND BIT HIM ON THE NECK AND DRANK FROM HIM, JACK DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO RESPOND)
(TAMMY'S EYES BECAME RED AND VEINY FROM THE SMELL OF HIS BLOOD AND SHE GRABBED HIS ARM AND PLUNGED HER FANGS DEEP INTO HIS WRIST AND BEGAN TO DRINK)
(ANGEL FAINTS AND FALLS TO THE FLOOR)
(NATALIE IS CRADLING HER DEAD LOVER IN HER ARMS, TEARS STREAMING DOWN HER FACE)
NATALIE: Oh, god, what do I do, what do I do!?
(NATALIE COULD HEAR VOICES ON THE CORRIDOR)
NATALIE: I must act fast.
(NATALIE PLACES MADISON'S HEAD DOWN ON THE GROUND)
(NATALIE KISSES MADISON'S FOREHEAD)
NATALIE: Forgive me, my love.
(NATALIE PACES AROUND THE ROOM AS SHE THINKS ABOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS SITUATION)
(SHE LOOKS DOWN TO HER UNCLE LYING ON THE FLOOR AND LOOKS AT THE SHARDS OF THE BROKEN GLASS VASE THAT LAY AROUND HIM)
(IN THAT INSTANT SHE REALIZED WHAT SHE HAD TO DO, SHE HAD TO FRAME THE VAMPIRES)
(THE QUICKLY SWOOPED DOWN AND GRABBED THE SHARPEST PIECE)
(THE WALKED OVER TO MADISON'S BODY)
NATALIE: I am so sorry, forgive me.
(NATALIE STABBED MADISON'S NECK WITH THE SHARD OF BROKEN GLASS, TWICE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE VAMPIRES HAD ATTACKED HER.)
(THE BLOOD SPLATTERED HER FACE)
(NATALIE CRINGED AND TEARS FELL FROM HER EYES AS SHE STABBED HER LOVER)
(DILLON BEGINS TO MURMUR AND STARTED TO COME AROUND)
(NATALIE PANICKED AND RAN TO THE BED AND RIPPED THE SHEET FROM THE BED AND PROCEEDED TO ROLL MADISON'S CORPSE UP IN IT)
(SHE RAN TO THE DOOR AND CHECKED TO SEE IF THE COAST WAS CLEAR)
(SHE DRAGGED MADISON'S CORPSE OUT OF THE ROOM AND INTO THE CORRIDOR, SHE STRUGGLED AS SHE DRAGGED HER ACROSS THE FLOOR.)
(SHE HEARD VOICES COMING FROM AROUND THE CORNER)
(SHE WAS OVERCOME WITH FEAR AND DREAD, AS ADRENALINE COURSED THROUGH HER BODY, SHE OPENED A DOOR TO THE SIDE OF HER AND DRAGGED MADISON INSIDE AND SHUT THE DOOR JUST IN TIME BEFORE DOCTORS WALKED PAST THE DOOR)
(NATALIE'S HEART WAS BEATING IN HER THROAT)
(SHE STRUGGLED TO GET HER BREATH BACK)
NATALIE: That was too close.
(NATALIE OPENED THE DOOR SLIGHTLY AND LOOKED THROUGH THE CRACK AND SHE SPIED A SOILED LINEN SHOOT AT THE END OF THE CORRIDOR)
(SHE QUICKLY SCURRIED ACROSS THE FLOOR AND DRAGGED THE SHEET CONTAINING MADISON UPTO THE SHOOT, SHE OPENED THE SHOOT, THE SMELL WAS ABOMINABLE, SHE GAGGED AND COUGHED AT THE RANCID SMELL OF HUMAN EXCREMENT, SHE FELT A STAB OF REGRET BUT SHE HAD NO CHOICE, SHE PICKED MADISON UP AND SHOVED HER INTO THE SHOOT BUT SHE BECAME STUCK.)
(SHE COULD HEAR FOOTSTEPS)
(NATALIE STARTED TO PANIC)
(SHE PUSHED ON MADISON WITH ALL HER STRENGTH AND SHE FELL AND SHE WATCHED AS HER DEAD LOVER TUMBLED DOWN THE SHOOT INTO THE SOILED LINEN BELOW, SHE SHEET HAD BECOME UNRAVELED AND MADISON'S DEAD FACE STARED BACK UP AT NATALIE.)
(MADISON'S EYES STARED RIGHT THROUGH HER, WEIGHING HEAVY ON HER SOUL AND HEART, SHE CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT SHE HAD JUST DONE)
(NATALIE FELT SICK, A KIND OF SICK THAT WAS HEAVY AND RELENTLESS)
(SHE SAW A FIRE ALARM ON THE WALL)
(SHE HIT THE ALARM AND FELL TO THE GROUND AND PRETENDED TO BE UNCONCIOUS)
Gallows Forest (Flashback)
JASMINE AND JEANNIE EXIT THE HOSPITAL)
JASMINE: This is bad, we need to find him.
JEANNIE: You are forgetting, I am Psychic, I can find him.
JASMINE: Well get to it.
JEANNIE: Keep your wig on, it isn't instantaneous, you know.
(JEANNIE GASPS AS HER EYES TURN WHITE)
(SHE HAS A VISION OF OLIVIA AND TAMMY ATTACKING JACK)
JASMINE: What is it!?
JEANNIE: We must hurry, they have him, the Vampires have him! (Irate)
(JEANNIE BEGINS TO CRY INTO JASMINE'S SHOULDER)
JASMINE: Fear not.
(JASMINE'S EYES TURN BLACK AND SPARKS EMIT FROM HER HANDS)
JASMINE: Lead the way.
(JEANNIE'S POWER BECOMES FUELLED BY HER ANGUISH AND HER EYES GLOW BRIGHTLY WHITE)
(JASMINE AND JEANNIE HOLD HANDS TO CREATE A CIRCLE AND COMBINE POWERS)
JASMINE & JEANNIE: Sumendum nos ibidem!! (Boomed)
(A WHITE LIGHT AND SPARKS SURROUND THEM BOTH AND THEY ARE TELEPORTED AWAY)
(THEY BOTH EMERGE IN THE FOREST, THEY SEE OLIVIA AND TAMMY, TAMMY WAS CARRYING JACK OVER HER SHOULDER)
JEANNIE: (TELEPATHICALLY): Oh god! I cannot hear him, he has no thoughts. Is he dead?
JASMINE: (TELEPATHICALLY): No, he lives, I can feel his essence, he is unconscious.
JEANNIE: (TELEPATHICALLY): Are you ready?
OLIVIA: Shhh, did you hear something?
TAMMY: No. I didn't hear anything.
(JEANNIE'S EYES TURN WHITE, SHE PULLS OUT A VERVAIN SOAKED STAKE FROM HER COAT, SHE HOLDS IT IN HER OPEN PALM.)
(THE STAKE BEGINS TO FLOAT)
(JEANNIE OUTSTRETCHES HER ARM AND THE STAKE SHOOTS OFF LIKE A BULLET)
(THE STAKE FLIES THROUGH THE AIR AND STABS OLIVIA IN THE BACK)
(IT MISSES HER HEART)
JASMINE: You missed.
JEANNIE: This is only the beginning.
(OLIVIA FALLS DOWN TO THE GROUND)
(TAMMY DROPS JACK AND RUSHES TO OLIVIA)
OLIVIA: It burns!
(OLIVIA STRUGGLES TO GET UP)
TAMMY: Are you alright?
OLIVIA: Do I look alright!!? Pull it out of me.
TAMMY: Are you sure?
OLIVIA: Just do it!! Pull it out!! NOW!
(TAMMY YANKS THE STAKE OUT OF HER BACK, BLOOD GUSHED FROM THE WOUND)
(TAMMY CHARGES AT JEANNIE AND JASMINE)
(JEANNIE STEPS FORWARD AND WITH A WAVE OF HER HAND SENDS TAMMY FLYING BACKWARDS WITH TELEKINESIS)
(SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND WITH A THUD AND SHE GETS UP AND RUSHES THEM AGAIN)
(JASMINE OUTSTRETCHES HER ARM AND INFLICTS PAIN UPON TAMMY)
JASMINE: Vampires, so arrogant. Witches made your kind and we can break you just as easily!
(TAMMY FALLS TO THE FLOOR AND HOLDS HER HEAD AND SCREAMS OUT IN PAIN)
TAMMY: Please make it stop! OLIVIA!!! (Screamed)
(OLIVIA GETS UP AND RUSHES JASMINE)
(OLIVIA'S EYES BECOME VEINY AND SHE BARES HER FANGS)
JEANNIE: I don't think so! You little bitch!
(JEANNIE STEPS FORWARD AND WITH A WAVE OF HER HAND SENDS OLIVIA FLYING BACKWARDS WITH TELEKINESIS)
(OLIVIA SLAMMED HARD INTO A TREE)
(OLIVIA LOOKS DOWN AND SEES THAT BRANCH HAS IMPALED HER THROUGH THE CHEST AND SHE STRUGGLED TO BREAK FREE)
JEANNIE: You are going to regret feeding on my family.
OLIVIA: He was delicious.
(JEANNIE'S FACE BECAME TWISTED WITH RAGE)
JEANNIE: Release her, I can handle her, let's see how little Olivia likes it when I hurt her family.
OLIVIA: You will not touch her!
(ROOTS ERUPTED FROM THE EARTH AND SECURED TAMMY TO THE GROUND)
JEANNIE: I don't think you are in any position to be giving orders do you?
OLIVIA: I will kill you! (Screamed in rage)
JEANNIE: Really?...and how are you going to do that when you are stapled to a tree?
(JEANNIE STEPS FORWARD TOWARDS OLIVIA AND GETS IN HER FACE)
JEANNIE: (whispered) These are your last moments on this Earth...any last words?
(OLIVIA LUNGED FORWARD IN ANGER AND BREAKS FREE OF THE TREE)
(OLIVIA GRABS JEANNIE, OLIVIA BARES HER FANGS AND HER EYES BECOME RED AND VEINY)
OLIVIA: ...as a matter of fact I do...Good night hag!!
(OLIVIA BITES JEANNIE AS JEANNIE SCREAMS OUT IN AGONY)
(TAMMY STRUGGLES TO FREE HERSELF FROM THE ROOTS)
TAMMY: Let me out!!
(OLIVIA PULLS OUT HER FANGS OF JEANNIE'S NECK, HER FACE ALL COVERED IN BLOOD)
OLIVIA: Who's laughing now.
JASMINE: That would be me...
(JASMINE HOLDS OUT HER ARM AND INFLICTS PAIN UPON OLIVIA)
(OLIVIA FALLS DOWN TO THE GROUND IN AGONY)
JASMINE: Your time has come...to an end.
JASMINE: Don't worry nurse bitch, your time will come but first you are going to get to see your sire die and it's not going to be pretty!
(OLIVIA SCREAMS IN ANGUISH)
OLIVIA: Please make it stop!
JASMINE: Are you alright Jean?
(JASMINE OFFERS HER HER HAND TO HELP HER UP)
(JEANNIE GRABS JASMINE'S HAND AND PULLS HERSELF TO HER FEET)
JEANNIE: I'll be fine.
(JEANNIE KICKS OLIVIA IN THE FACE HARD AND THEN SPITS ON HER)
JEANNIE: That's for calling me a hag you little bitch!
JASMINE: All that blood you have drank, from the founding families...
OLIVIA: What of it?
JASMINE: I want it back.
(JASMINE'S EYES AND HAIR TURN BLACK AND SHE BEGINS TO EMIT A LOW GROWLING SOUND)
(THE EARTH BENEATH THEIR FEET RUMBLED)
(JEANNIE LOOKED ON IN A MIXTURE OF SHOCK AND AWE)
(OLIVIA'S EYES LOOKED SHOCKED AS SHE BEGINS TO COUGH)
(BLOOD BEGINS TO ERUPT FROM HER MOUTH AND IT STREAMED FROM HER EYES, STAINING HER FACE RED, SHE COUGHED UP ALL THE BLOOD SHE HAD DRANK FROM JACK AND JEANNIE.)
JASMINE: I want it all!!! (low demonic voice)
(THE EARTH RUMBLED HARDER UNDER THEIR FEET)
(JASMINE'S GLOWING EYES FOCUSED ON OLIVIA AND OLIVIA IS LEVITATED INTO THE AIR, HER FACE IS FORCED UPWARDS AND ALL THE BLOOD INSIDE HER ERUPTS FROM HER MOUTH LIKE A RED FOUNTAIN)
(OLIVIA DROPS TO THE FLOOR AND BLACK VEINS FILL HER FACE AS SHE BECOMES DESICCATED FROM THE BLOOD LOSS)
(OLIVIA LIES THERE MOTIONLESS AS A TEAR FALLS FROM HER EYE)
JEANNIE: She isn't dead.
JASMINE: That is where you come in.
(JASMINE HOLDS OUT HER HAND AS IT EMITS PURPLE SPARKS)
(JEANNIE'S EYES TURN WHITE AND A LIGHT GLOWING MIST SURROUNDS HER)
(JEANNIE AND JASMINE HOLD HANDS AND THE SPARKS AND GLOWING MIST NOW MERGE AND SURROUND THEM BOTH)
JEANNIE & JASMINE: Exaudi nos tenebrae spiritus, nos voco Gehénnam!!
(THE SKY BECAME DARKER AND THE EARTH RUMBLED BENEATH THEIR FEET)
(THE TREMORS FREED TAMMY FROM THE ROOTS)
(THE SPARKS AND THE MIST MERGED INTO A BALL AND BEGAN TO GLOW RED IT ERUPTED INTO A BALL OF WHITE HOT FIRE, IT FLOATED IN FRONT OF THEM, BOTH JEANNIE AND JASMINE POINTED STRAIGHT AT OLIVIA AND IT FLEW FORWARD INTO HER, IT SLAMMED INTO HER CHEST, SHE WENT UP IN FLAMES AND IT BURNED HER TO A CINDER.)
JASMINE:...one down, one to go.
(JEANNIE AND JASMINE TURNED AROUND)
JEANNIE: Where is she?
JASMINE: The sneaky bitch!!
(THEY HEARD A WHOOSHING SOUND AS TAMMY GRABBED OLIVIA'S CHARRED CORPSE AND WHISKED HER AWAY IN VAMP-SPEED.)
JEANNIE: Was she dead?
JASMINE: I hope so, she could out us, they both could, they know our names, they have probably been watching us for days.
JEANNIE: We have more pressing matters at hand right now, we will deal with them later. We need to save Jack.
JASMINE: Bring him to me.
(JEANNIE HOLDS OUT HER HAND AND TELEKINETICALLY LEVITATES JACK'S BODY OVER TO THEM.)
JASMINE: Not here.
JEANNIE: We need to take him home.
JASMINE: Grab his hand and take mine.
(JEANNIE GRABS JACK'S HAND AND JASMINE'S HAND)
JASMINE: Sumendum nos domus!!
(ALL THREE WERE SURROUNDED BY SPARKS AND MIST AND THEY TELEPORTED AWAY)
(TAMMY BURST THROUGH THE DOOR WITH AN UNCONSCIOUS BURNED AND BLOODY OLIVIA IN HER ARMS)
(RUBY RUSHED TO THE DOOR IN VAMP-SPEED AND GRABBED TAMMY BY THE THROAT)
RUBY: Who the fuck are you! What the fuck is that!? Whatever it is it stinks.
TAMMY: That is Olivia, I am Tammy, she....err....
RUBY: I see, she made you...a nurse eh? Cute.
(RUBY LET GO OF TAMMY'S NECK)
TAMMY: Yes, we had...what did she call it...yeah, that's it Vervain, they threw Vervain in our faces and then we were pursued by Witches, they attacked her with magic and with fire, please help her, she told me her family would be here, are you her family?
RUBY: Yes we are “The Family”, give her to me!
(TAMMY PASSED OLIVIA INTO RUBY'S ARMS)
(RUBY PLACED OLIVIA DOWN ON A TATTERED LEATHER COUCH)
RUBY: She needs blood.
(AUSTIN STEPS OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND WALKS OVER TO HIS PROGENY, HE IS FULLY HEALED)
(HE RUNS HIS HAND ACROSS HER CHARRED FACE)
AUSTIN: They will pay for this, they will all pay!
(AUSTIN THEN WALKS OVER TO TAMMY AND EMBRACES HER)
(TAMMY LOOKS VERY UNNERVED AND SHE IS FREAKED OUT)
AUSTIN: You have probably saved her life, she is my baby, thank you.
TAMMY: Oh so she is your Girlfriend? How cute.
(AUSTIN PULLS AWAY AND LOOKS DISGUSTED AT THE SUGGESTION)
AUSTIN: No, I made her. Barely three days ago and already she is victim to the fires of Witches.
RUBY: You can be so Human, Austin.
AUSTIN: Well fuck you very much! I am NOT Human, I merely feel the bond of blood, as should we all in this family!
TAMMY: Oh! So are you our leader?
RUBY: Me!!!??? (Ruby laughs)
(AN ELEGANT TALL WOMAN STEPPED OUT OF THE SHADOWS, SHE HAD BLOOD ALL OVER HER FACE)
MIRIAM: No, I am the Matriarch of this little tribe of blood, the name is Miriam.
(SHE WIPED THE BLOOD FROM HER FACE WITH A SILK CLOTH)
TAMMY: Nice to meet you, Miriam.
MIRIAM: I am not nice to meet, make no mistake, I am a monster but I look after my own.
AUSTIN: Intriguing, so the Witches are back in town too.
MIRIAM: Poor naive boy! They never left, a few families stayed behind after the great burning, they hid their crafts and even married into the Founding Families.
(AUSTIN'S MOUTH DROPS OPEN IN SHOCK)
AUSTIN: You jest! There are Witches on the Council!!?
(AUSTIN BEGINS TO LAUGH, HE WAS ECSTATIC)
AUSTIN: That is very interesting information. I believe I can use that fact to our advantage.
MIRIAM: Do I smell a plan, Austin?
AUSTIN: Yes and it smells like sweet, sweet freedom.
(AUSTIN SMILES AND LAUGHS MANIACALLY AS HE CONCOCTS HIS NEXT PLAN OF ATTACK)
TAMMY: Is she okay?
RUBY: She is immortal, she'll be fine after a little drink. I forget, you are merely hours old, you know nothing, poor thing.
TAMMY: I am not a thing, I am a woman.
RUBY: What you are is nothing but a baby Vampire, who better learn her place quickly, or she puts her immortality into jeopardy! (Yelled)
AUSTIN: You should listen to her, the last newbie that irritated her she tied to a tree and left to the mercy of the dawn, she fried to death, I watched her cook, it wasn't pretty.
(RUBY LAUGHED MENACINGLY)
RUBY: and she only looked at me wrong. You see I am a sensitive individual.
AUSTIN: More like a wild old savage.
RUBY: You know me, Austin.
(SHE RUSHED UPTO TAMMY IN VAMP-SPEED AND PICKED HER UP BY THE THROAT)
TAMMY: ...I'm sorry!!!
(RUBY CAME IN CLOSE AND BRUSHED HER FACE CLOSE TO TAMMY AND LOOKED HER RIGHT IN THE EYE)
RUBY: You better be.
(TAMMY BEGAN SHAKING)
TAMMY: I am. Very sorry!
(MIRIAM RUSHES FORWARD AND CHARGES RUBY WITH ALL HER FORCE, RUBY FLIES INTO THE WALL)
(RUBY TUMBLES TO THE FLOOR)
(TAMMY RUBS HER NECK)
(RUBY GASPS IN FRIGHT)
MIRIAM: Enough! It is you who needs to learn your place, this girl is our kin, if our dear Olivia made her, then she is a member of The Family and you will treat her as such. You are nothing but a bully and a bad stain on our fine clan. You will not touch the girl!
(MIRIAM WALKS OVER TO RUBY AND PLACES HER FOOT OVER RUBY'S HEAD)
MIRIAM: Am I clear?
(MIRIAM WALKED AWAY AND RUBY GOT UP)
RUBY: One big fat happy Family.
MIRIAM: Now let's get on with healing the girl shall we? Ruby bring out the boy.
AUSTIN: but he is toxic! Trust me I drank from both his Mom and his Sister and my body rejected their blood, it's like they arn't Human.
MIRIAM: That's because they are not Human. Can you not smell the difference?
AUSTIN: I don't follow.
MIRIAM: Perhaps your senses are not as tuned as my own, you are probably just allergic to foxes or maybe it was the Vervain. Trust me, I have been sampling him, he is exquisite, delicious, thick and pure virginal blood.
(MIRIAM EYES BECOME RED AND VEINY AT THE SHEER THOUGHT OF DRINKING HIS BLOOD, IT THRILLED HER)
(AUSTIN LOOKED AT HER PERPLEXED)
AUSTIN: Huh? What does that mean? Foxes? You are one crazy lady!
MIRIAM: The boy, he is a descendant of Ipulven, he is a fox.
AUSTIN: Whatever that means! Okay....you just get weirder by the day.
RUBY: Don't blame her, she is old.
(RUBY BROUGHT OUT A BOUND, GAGGED, HALF NAKED AND STRUGGLING MILES MASON WHO SHE SETS DOWN NEXT TO OLIVIA, HE HAD MULTIPLE BITE MARKS THAT WERE STILL OOZING BLOOD)
AUSTIN: Don't blame me when she doesn't accept his blood.
(TAMMY STARTS TO LOOK SHIFTY)
AUSTIN: Are you okay Tammy!?
RUBY: She is a baby, don't forget.
(TAMMY SUDDENLY BECAME OVERWHELMED BY BLOODLUST AS THE SMELL OF MILES' BLOOD FILLED THE AIR, HER EYES BECAME RED AND VEINY AND SHE LUNGES AT MILES AND BITES HIM UNCONTROLLABLY)
(MILES PASSES OUT)
(MIRIAM RUSHES TAMMY AND YANKS HER OFF)
MIRIAM: Control yourself! You will not touch him, he is for the girl!
TAMMY: I am so sorry, I don't know what came over me.
MIRIAM: You're a Vampire now Tammy, you have so very much to learn.
TAMMY: then teach me.
(AS SOON AS TAMMY SAID THOSE EXACT WORDS MIRIAM FLASHES BACK TO HER DAUGHTER WHO RESEMBLES TAMMY)
MIRIAM: your a woman now, my darling, you have so very much to learn.
MIRIAM'S DAUGHTER: then teach me.
(MIRIAM'S FACE SUDDENLY BECAME WARM AND FRIENDLY)
(MIRIAM WALKS UPTO TAMMY AND PLACES A HAND AFFECTIONATELY ON HER FACE)
MIRIAM: You know, you remind me of someone, someone from long ago, she was very precious to me.
TAMMY: Your daughter?
MIRIAM: How did you know?
TAMMY: When you touched me, there was unconditional love behind it. It felt like a Mother's touch, my Mom used to touch my face in the exact same way before she passed.
MIRIAM: How very intuitive of you.
RUBY: Well this is touching.
MIRIAM: Do not test my patience, girl, like you said I am old! I am both older and stronger than you, there are not many Vampires who have the mentality and strength to have existed as long as I have.
RUBY: I get it, you're bad-ass. (Sarcastic)
MIRIAM: What I am is your Matriarch and you will treat me with the reverence I am due!!
RUBY: Okay, okay, you are so serious.
MIRIAM: I have to be, this Family would fall apart within a month, if say, you was in charge, this Family is over 900 years old, I have a responsibility, since the fall of our Great Father. I have no time for idle banter and disrespect. Now my dear, Olivia.
(MIRIAM WALKED OVER TO OLIVIA AND PICKED MILES UP OFF OF THE FLOOR WITH EASE AND STARTED TO DRIP THE BLOOD FROM TAMMY'S BITE INTO HER MOUTH)
(INSTANTELY HER WOUNDS BEGAN TO PARTIALLY HEAL AND SHE BEGAN TO OPEN HER EYES)
(HER EYES WERE COOKED AND WHITE)
(OLIVIA'S COOKED MOUTH SPLIT OPEN AND SHE SCREAMED IN AGONY)
(TAMMY RECOILS IN HORROR)
(SHE GRABBED MILES AND BEGAN TO DRINK DEEP OF HIM)
TAMMY: Oh my God, is she okay?
AUSTIN: Is she blind?
MIRIAM: Her sight will return, she will heal but she needs more blood than what that one half-drained boy can give her, we must hunt.
(MIRIAM TURNS TO TAMMY)
MIRIAM: and then you will soon get your first taste of what it truly means to be one of us.
(AUSTIN SMILES TO SEE THAT HIS PROGENY IS RECOVERING)
(AUSTIN STROKES THE TOP OF OLIVIA'S HEAD AS SHE MINDLESSLY BITES MILES' NECK)
MIRIAM: Fear not, the girl will heal Austin.
(MIRIAM SWOOPS AROUND AND TURNS TO HER FAMILY)
MIRIAM: Come my Family, we are going on a Witch hunt.
(MIRIAM LINKS ARMS WITH TAMMY)
RUBY: Good I am ravenous and here I was starting to think she was boring (She turns to Austin) and why does she all of a sudden become Miriam's favourite?
AUSTIN: You sound jealous.
RUBY: Once upon a time, it was me on her arm.
(MIRIAM, TAMMY, RUBY AND AUSTIN OPEN THE DOOR AND DISAPPEAR INTO THE NIGHT IN VAMP-SPEED)
(OLIVIA DRINKS HER FILL AND THEN DROPS MILES TO THE FLOOR)
(SHE IS FULLY HEALED BUT SHE IS STILL WEAK)
(SHE LOOKS DOWN AT MILES AND APPRECIATED HIS BEAUTY)
(SHE BEGINS TO CRY)
OLIVIA: Oh, Mama, if you could see me now, what have I become?
OLIVIA: I will not kill him.
(OLIVIA CRADLES MILES IN HER ARMS, BITES HER WRIST AND SHOVES IT INTO MILES' MOUTH)
OLIVIA: Please don't be dead.
Mayfair Family Home
(A FOG FILLS THE LOUNGE OF MAYFAIR HOUSE AND JEANNIE AND JASMINE EMERGE FROM IT)
JASMINE: Put him on the couch.
JEANNIE: Will he be alright?
JASMINE: Fear not. Bona Dea will be able to heal him.
JEANNIE: Bona who?
JASMINE: The Good Goddess.
(JEANNIE OUTSTRETCHES HER HAND AND USES TELEKINESIS TO LAY JACK DOWN GENTLY ON THE COUCH)
(JASMINE RUSHES OVER TO HIM AND PLACES HER HAND ON HIS NECK AND CHECKS HIS PULSE)
JEANNIE: Oh, God is he...?
JASMINE: Dead? No...but his pulse is feint, he has lost a lot of blood.
JEANNIE: Please help him, he is all I have.
(JEANNIE BEGINS TO CRY)
JEANNIE: I couldn't bare the loss of him too, not after my daughter and granddaughter, he is my legacy.
JASMINE: I understand.
JEANNIE: Of course you do, I'm sorry.
(JASMINE PLACES HER HANDS OVER JACK'S HEART AND SHE CLOSES HER EYES)
JASMINE: Bona Dea. Domina ex lux et amoris. Ad vos clamito. Audite mea. Exaudi orationa mea.
(THE LIGHTS START TO FLICKER AND A BREEZE FILLS THE ROOM)
(JASMINE GASPS AS HER HAIR TURNS BRIGHT WHITE)
JASMINE: Bona Dea!!
(A BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT ERUPTS FROM JASMINE'S HANDS AND BEGINS TO FLOW INTO JACK MAKING HIM GLOW)
JASMINE: Pro quo obsecro!! Revocare eum a transitu mortis. Da illi vestris curationum lumine!! (Bellowed)
(SUDDENLY THE LIGHTS STOPPED FLICKERING AND JASMINE'S HAIR TURNED BACK TO NORMAL AND THE GLOWING LIGHT DISAPPEARRED AND JASMINE FELL LIMP)
(JACK'S WOUNDS BEGAN TO HEAL)
(BLOOD FELL FROM JASMINE'S NOSE)
JEANNIE: Are you alright?
JASMINE: I am drained, if I push nature then nature pushes back, I'll be fine.
JEANNIE: Did it work? Why isn't he waking up?
(JACK GASPS AND LUNGES FORWARD)
JACK: What? Why? How? Vampires!!!?....they were Vampires right?
(JACK INSTINCTIVELY TOUCHES WHERE HE WAS BITTEN AND FAILS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HAS HAPPENED)
JACK: How? Did you....?
(JACK SCREWS UP HIS FACE IN CONFUSION AND ANGER)
(JACK BEGINS TO CRY)
JASMINE: He is healed, I need to sit down.
(JASMINE SLUMPS HERSELF DOWN ON THE COUCH NEXT TO JACK)
(JACK RECOILS AWAY FROM HER)
JASMINE:..and there's gratitude.
(JASMINE TUTS AND ROLLS HER EYES)
JEANNIE: I guess you have some questions.
JACK: No shit!!
JEANNIE: I kept this world from you to protect you, don't you understand?
JACK: No I don't understand, this world, that world, I only knew of the one.
JEANNIE: I understand this is a lot for you to take in, it was for me too when I was your age.
JACK: Are you a Vampire?
JEANNIE: No, I am not!
JACK: Then how did you do that? Are you a Witch?
JASMINE:...but I am.
JACK: Don't lie!! I saw you...back at the hospital, you appeared out of thin air.
JEANNIE: Jasmine is a Witch, I am Psychic.
JACK: Psychic? What does that even mean. God! I can't handle this, it's too much, I keep on waiting to wake up...but this is real isn't it?
JEANNIE: Yes, very real I'm afraid.
(JACK STARTS CRYING AGAIN)
JACK: Witches, Psychics, Vampires, what else is there?
JASMINE: More than you could imagine.
JACK: Does Angel know?
JEANNIE: Yes but she only found out today too, she was attacked by a Vampire.
JACK: Vampire? You know how crazy that sounds coming out of your mouth like it's a normal thing...this is no normal thing.
(JACK WALKS OVER TO THE DRINKS CABINET AND POURS A GLASS OF BOURBON INTO A FINE CRYSTAL GLASS)
JACK: Wait, that girl! The farm girl who was ravaged, that wasn't a mountain lion was it?
JEANNIE: No, it wasn't, It was the Vampire.
(JACK KNOCKS BACK THE BOURBON IN ONE BIG GULP)
JACK: What else are you keeping from me? Why did you lie?
JEANNIE: I didn't lie, I just didn't tell you, that is not the same thing. Please believe me, I didn't want to hurt you.
JACK: Well you will forgive me if I don't believe you, considering I am having some serious trust issues right now.
JEANNIE: I know...I am sorry.
JACK: You're sorry? You're sorry!!? I can't believe this, I cannot accept this!
JEANNIE: You must accept this, there is no other choice
(JACK THROWS THE GLASS AT THE WALL AND IT SMASHES INTO SMITHEREENS)
JACK: How could you keep all this from me!!!? Why!? (Screamed)
JASMINE: You need to calm down!
JACK: Why...what are you going to do Sabrina...curse me? This does not concern you, this is between ME and MY Grandmother!
JEANNIE: It's fine Jazz.
JASMINE: Okay...if you say so.
JACK: Who else knows? Am I the last to know?
JEANNIE: There are only a handful of people who know the truth, The Council, we strive to protect Gallows Hill from all the evil supernatural creatures and keep those secrets from leaking out into the general public.
JACK: So do they know about you?...or Jasmine? I mean this town used to kill “Witches” didn't it? I mean I only thought it was mass hysteria or something, mixed in with folklore but obviously not.
(JASMINE AND JEANNIE LOOKED AT EACHOTHER)
JASMINE: No, they do not know and I would like to keep it that way.
JACK: I bet you would.
JASMINE: Hey, you would be dead now if it wasn't for me, you could at least be grateful that I am exhausted and bleeding because I saved your life...you may not give two shits about me but remember this isn't just about me, this is about Jean too, we both have secrets to protect.
JACK: What would they do if they found out?
JASMINE: I do not know and I don't want to find out either. The Mayfairs and the Farrars have kept each others secrets for centuries, an ancient pact sealed in blood.
(JACK TURNS AND LOOKS AT JEANNIE)
JACK: Is it true? Did she save me?
JEANNIE: She did.
JACK: Thank you Jasmine.
(JASMINE WAS TAKEN ABACK BY JACK'S SUDDEN CHANGE IN ATTITUDE)
(SHE SMILED AT HIM)
JASMINE: You're welcome.
JACK: What happens now?
JEANNIE: We carry on as normal.
JACK: How can I do that knowing what I know?
JEANNIE: The same way we all do, we just keep calm and carry on.
JASMINE: She could take it away you know?...if you preferred?
JACK: Take what away?
JASMINE: You're memory.
(JACK TURNS TO JEANNIE)
JACK: You can do that?
JEANNIE: I don't want to do it but if that is what you want then I will do that for you.
JACK: Actually I don't think I would want that. I would rather face the truth, I have done enough running away. If you can do that, take away people memories, what else can you do?
JEANNIE: Jack, I can answer all your questions but you must promise me that you will keep it to yourself.
JACK: I promise.
JEANNIE: I mean it, if the Council found out about us, our lives would be over, you must understand the importance of keeping this information to yourself...is that a burden you can carry?
JACK: Last year I would have said no...but now, after losing Mom, Dad and Janie, if I can carry that and survive, then there is nothing I cannot do.
JEANNIE: I am so proud of you, you are so grown up.
JASMINE: Can I rest here awhile Jean? I am weary.
JEANNIE: Mi casa es su casa.
JASMINE: Thank you.
JEANNIE: Come with me, there is something you should see.
JACK: No more nasty surprises I hope.
(JEANNIE SMILES, SHE WALKS OVER TO THE FRONT DOOR AND LEAVES THE HOUSE, JACK FOLLOWS)
(CALEB AND SARA APPROACH THE PLEASANT FARMHOUSE, IT WAS ALL IN DARKNESS, HE HOLDS UP THE SILVIA AS THEY SLOWLY MAKE THEIR WAY TOWARDS THE FRONT DOOR)
CALEB: (Whispered): Keep quiet, don't leave my side.
SARA: (Whispered) Okay...are they even in there?
CALEB: Something is.
SARA: How do you know?
CALEB: Let's just say, I have really good hearing.
SARA: I don't like this, it is creeping me the fuck out.
CALEB: Come now, after all you have been through tonight and you are afraid of a spooky old farmhouse?
SARA: No! That is not what I am afraid of.
(CALEB STEPS TOWARDS THE DOOR AND SLOWLY TRIES THE HANDLE TO SEE IF IT'S UNLOCKED)
(HE SEES THAT THE DOOR IS ALREADY AJAR AND IT SWINGS OPEN WITH A LOUD SQUEAK)
CALEB: Like I said, you have nothing to be afraid of whilst I am here.
SARA: I don't even know you, you could be a serial killer for all I know.
CALEB: If you would rather me leave?
SARA: No, no, sorry.
CALEB: Come on, let's just get your friends and get out of here.
(THEY CREEP SLOWLY INTO THE HOUSE)
(A LOUD BANG ECHOED FROM UPSTAIRS)
(SARA LET OUT A LOUD SQUEAL)
(CALEB LOOKED DISAPPROVINGLY AT HER)
CALEB: Remember what I said about being quiet?
(A SUDDEN BANG COMES FROM FURTHER WITHIN THE HOUSE AND GIGGLING ECHOES THROUGHOUT THE FARMHOUSE)
(CALEB REACTS QUICKLY AND GRABS SARA AND COVERS HER MOUTH WITH HIS HAND AND SWIFTLY HIDES WITHIN A STORAGE SPACE BENEATH THE STAIRS, HE CLOSES THE DOOR SLOWLY AND MOTIONS SARA TO HUSH BY PLACING A FINGER UP TO HIS MOUTH)
TAMMY: Eww, Gross!
RUBY: I'm impressed brother, you know how to throw a party.
MIRIAM: Nothing but a ripper, this sickens me.
AUSTIN: You disapprove?
MIRIAM: Deeply, in my day we respected the Humans from which we fed, hunting should be an art form, this is nothing but barbarism.
RUBY: Speak for yourself. Come now, this is art. There is no denying it.
MIRIAM: You know nothing of honour.
RUBY: Should we? We are Vampires, not nobles. We are the predator and they are the prey.
TAMMY: I think I am going to be sick. You found this fun?
AUSTIN: Yes, I did enjoy it, immensely. I am a monster. Vampires are monsters in case you forgot.
MIRIAM: Not all of us appreciate nor enjoy the horrors of murder.
AUSTIN: Your loss. I forget, you prefer to feed and compel. I would rather rip them open and spread their entrails for all to see.
MIRIAM: You are a psychopath.
AUSTIN: Thank you.
MIRIAM: That wasn't a compliment.
AUSTIN: Have you never taken a life?
MIRIAM: Don't be ridiculous, of course I have but when I have it was accidental and it was never anything like this, I have never reveled in death.
RUBY: You are so emotional Miriam.
TAMMY: Is this what you wanted to show me?
AUSTIN: Partly, you haven't seen the upstairs yet.
TAMMY: I don't know if I want to.
RUBY: Little baby Tammy, how pathetic! (Ruby sniggers) You're a nurse aren't you? You should be used to the sight of blood and guts.
TAMMY: It is not the same and you know it.
MIRIAM: The girl speaks the truth.
RUBY: Whatever! Come Austin show me your handiwork. At least one of us appreciates it.
(TAMMY FALLS OVER A PILE OF BOXES AND THEN FALL TO THE FLOOR AND CLATTER.)
RUBY: Watch it! Klutz!
(THE FAMILY LEAVE THE KITCHEN AND WALK STRAIGHT PAST THE DOOR WHERE CALEB AND SARA WERE HIDING)
(ROMAN, BLAKE AND BECKI STEP OVER POLICE TAPE AND INTO AN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM, IT IS BLOODSPATTERED)
ROMAN: Whoa! Guts!
(ROMAN LOOKS IN GLEE AND AWE AT A PILE OF INTESTINES ON THE BEDROOM FLOOR)
BECKI: Eww, gross. I think I am gonna throw up!
(BECKI FINDS COMFORT IN THE ARMS OF BLAKE)
(BECKI LOOKS UP INTO HER BOYFRIEND'S EYES)
BECKI: Can we just leave already, I really don't want to be here, we should go back to the girls.
BLAKE: Yeah, Roman, you have had your fun tour of grossness, let's get out of here before we get caught by the sheriff or something.
ROMAN: I ain't afraid of Dillon.
BLAKE: Yes I forget, you are the big hard man who laughs in the face of the law and of guts, you have come what you came for or have you forgotten that you left your sister and girlfriend alone in the woods?
ROMAN: They'll be fine...come on I wanna check out the cellar.
BECKI: No! Please let's just get out of here, this place is freaking me the fuck out.
ROMAN: Then go, I'm not stopping you.
BLAKE: We are not leaving here without you.
ROMAN: Seriously guys, your sentiments are touching and all but I can look after myself.
(A CLATTERING DOWNSTAIRS STARTLES THEM)
BECKI (Whispered): What was that? You heard that right?
(EVEN ROMAN LOOKED SCARED NOW)
(BECKI WAS THAT AFRAID SHE COULD HEAR HER HEART BEATING LIKE A DRUM IN HER EARS)
BLAKE: I heard it.
ROMAN: Shit! What do we do?
BECKI: I told you we shouldn't have fucking come here.
ROMAN: Calm down, it was probably just a raccoon or something.
BECKI: You think?
(THEY HEAR FOOTSTEPS)
BECKI: (whispered) Shit! Someone is coming up the stairs!
BLAKE: (whispered) Quick get under the bed!
(BECKI, BLAKE AND ROMAN CRAWL UNDER THE BED)
(BECKI SQUEALS AS SHE IS CONFRONTED BY A DECAPITATED HEAD THAT LAY MERE INCHES AWAY FROM HER FACE, THE RANK SNETCH FILLED HER NOSE.)
(BLAKE GRABBED BECKI'S HAND AS THE FOOTSTEPS REACHED THE TOP OF THE STAIRS)
(BECKI BEGAN SHAKING HAS TWO BIG BOOTS SLAMMED ONTO THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF HER)
RUBY: Damn, you really made a mess didn't you? You make a sister proud.
MIRIAM: I fear your pride is gravely misplaced.
(TAMMY SHIELDED HER EYES FROM THE HORROR OF THE BLOOD SPATTERED ROOM, THERE WERE GUTS AND LIMBS LYING EVERYWHERE)
TAMMY: Gross, is this what you meant about me learning to be like you.
MIRIAM: What did you expect? He is a ripper.
RUBY: All this blood is making me hungry.
(AUSTIN TURNS TO TAMMY)
AUSTIN: Did I fail to mention that this is Olivia's house?
TAMMY: What!...You did this to that girl, my girl and her family?
AUSTIN: Yes but it doesn't matter now, we are her Family.
(TAMMY LOOKED INTENTLY AT AUSTIN BEFORE LOOKING DOWN AT THE FLOOR IN DISGUST)
AUSTIN: Shhh! I can hear something.
MIRIAM: What is it Austin?
(AUSTIN GRABS THE BED AND FLINGS IT ACROSS THE ROOM)
(THE BED HITS THE WALL AND BREAKS INTO PIECES)
(BECKI, BLAKE AND ROMAN START SCREAMING)
(MIRIAM, RUBY, TAMMY AND AUSTIN ALL LOOK DOWN ON THEM AND THEIR EYES BECOME RED AND VEINY AND THEY REVEAL THEIR FANGS)
RUBY: Dinner is served!
(BECKI SCREAMS AND AUSTIN IS FLUNG AGAINST THE WALL BY AN UNSEEN FORCE BEFORE FALLING TO THE FLOOR)
(BECKI HOLDS OUT HER HAND AS SHE SCREAMS)
(THE FAMILY FALL DOWN TO THE GROUND IN AGONY)
BLAKE: What the fuck!
ROMAN: Come one! Let's get out of here!!
(BLAKE GRABS BECKI)
BLAKE: Come on! Run!
(BECKI, BLAKE AND ROMAN GET TO THEIR FEET AND RUN AS FAST AS THEY COULD)
(MIRIAM GRABS TAMMY AND FLEES THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW)
(AUSTIN AND RUBY GET TO THEIR FEET AND RUSH AFTER THEM)
RUBY: Cowards! I will not run from a Witch!
(AUSTIN GRABS ROMAN AND PLUNGES HIS FANGS DEEP INTO HIS NECK)
(ROMAN WETS HIMSELF IN FEAR)
(BLAKE PICKS UP A MACHETE THAT WAS PROPPED UP AGAINST THE WALL AND SWINGS IT AND CUTS DEEP INTO AUSTIN'S NECK)
(AUSTIN'S EYES ARE WIDE-EYED IN SHOCK AS BLOOD SPLURTS FROM THE WOUND AND IT HITS ROMAN IN THE FACE)
(RUBY RUSHES TO AUSTIN AS HE GRABS THE WOUND)
(AUSTIN SMILES IN BLAKE'S FACE AS HE WATCHES THE WOUND HEAL)
BLAKE: What the fuck!
(AUSTIN AND RUBY START LAUGHING MANICALLY)
RUBY: Foolish Human.
(RUBY RUSHES ROMAN AND SNAPS HIS NECK AND THROWS HIM DOWN THE STAIRS
(BECKI'S SCREAM FLINGS RUBY AGAINST THE WALL)
(RUBY IS WINDED)
RUBY: What are you!?
(BLAKE AND BECKI RUN DOWN THE STAIRS AND OUT INTO THE WOODS)
(AUSTIN GIVES CHASE IN VAMP-SPEED)
CALEB: Stay here!
SARA: Okay...(whimpered)....please come back.
(CALEB TAKES A STAKE OUT OF HIS COAT AND SMILES AT SARA)
CALEB: Payback time!
(CALEB JUMPS OVER ROMAN'S CORPSE AND RUSHES UP THE STAIRS WITH THE STAKE IN HAND AND PUNCHES RUBY CLEAN IN THE FACE)
CALEB: Remember me Bitch!?
RUBY: What? How?
(RUBY SWIPES CALEB'S FACE AND CUTS HIS FACE WITH HER LONG NAILS)
(CALEB HEALS INSTANTLY)
(SHE KICKS HIM CLEAN IN THE CHEST AND SENDS HIM CRASHING INTO THE WALL, SHE CHARGES HIM IN VAMP-SPEED AND GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT)
(HE BREAKS FREE FROM HER AND HEADBUTTS HER FACE)
RUBY: How dare you strike a lady in such a brash manner.
CALEB: I don't see no lady. I see a soon to be dead dead-Vampire.
RUBY: That girl really took it out of me.
CALEB: Lucky for me.
(RUBY PUNCHES HIM CLEAN IN THE FACE, HE BEGINS TO BLEED)
(RUBY SMELLS THE BLOOD AND JUMPS ON HIM AND TRIES TO BITE HIM BUT HE THROWS HER OFF)
RUBY: You are strong but I am stronger.
CALEB: Perhaps, but you don't look too good my dear. I reckon I can take you.
RUBY: You are an arrogant dick!
(CALEB ROUNDHOUSES HER TO THE HEAD AND SHE TUMBLES DOWN THE STAIRS AND LANDS ON TOP OF ROMAN'S CORPSE)
CALEB: Not so cocky now without your friends are you? You haven't got the balls...
(RUBY GETS TO HER FEET AND RUSHES TO THE TOP OF THE STAIRS IN VAMP-SPEED AND KICKS CALEB HARD IN THE BALLS)
(CALEB FALLS TO THE FLOOR IN AGONY)
RUBY: Who does nowadays? Did that hurt? Oh, I'm sorry.
(RUBY LAUGHS AS SHE GRABS CALEB'S HEAD AND GETS READY TO SNAP HIS NECK)
RUBY: Here is where you get off little hunter.
(CALEB BREAKS FREE AND SWIFTLY STAKES RUBY IN THE HEART IN SUPER-SPEED)
CALEB: I doubt that! Sayonara bitch!
(RUBY LOOKS AT CALEB WIDE EYED AND OPEN MOUTHED IN SHOCK)
(SHE GRABS THE STAKE AND FALLS DOWN TO THE FLOOR)
(GREY AND BLACK VEINS SPREAD UP RUBY'S BODY AS HER SKIN BECAME GREY AS SHE DIES)
CALEB: You can come out now little one.
SARA: Is it safe?
CALEB: There is no such thing.
(SARA LEAVES THE SAFETY OF THE STORAGE SPACE AND CLAPS EYES ON ROMAN)
(SARA RUSHES OVER TO HIM)
(SARA CRADLES HIS HEAD AND BEGINS TO WAIL)
CALEB: I am sorry.
SARA: Roman!! (Screamed)
(SARA BEGINS SHAKING HIM TO TRY AND WAKE HIM)
CALEB: He is dead little one, he is gone.
SARA: No he can't be!!
(CALEB PUTS HIS HAND ON HER SHOULDER)
CALEB: Come on, there is nothing you can do for him, we can avenge him together.
SARA: What were they?
SARA: So the stories are true.
CALEB: Yes. Come we need to save your friends before the meet the same fate.
(SARA LEANT DOWN AND KISSED ROMAN'S FOREHEAD)
SARA: Goodbye my love.
(TEARS ARE STREAMING DOWN HER FACE)
CALEB: Grab my hand.
(SARA REACHES OUT AND GRABS CALEB'S HAND AND HE WHISKS THEM AWAY IN SUPER-SPEED)
(THEY STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF GALLOWS FOREST)
SARA: Whoa! What are you? Are you a Vampire?
CALEB: No, I don't know what I am but I am not one of them.
SARA: We need to find them.
(CALEB SNIFFS THE AIR)
(THEY CHARGE AWAY IN SUPER-SPEED)
(HE FINDS THEM, AUSTIN HAS PINNED BLAKE AGAINST A TREE FEEDING ON HIM)
(CALEB RAISES THE SILVIA AND SHOOTS AUSTIN IN THE BACK.)
(BLAKE FALLS TO THE FLOOR AND AUSTIN TURNS AROUND.)
CALEB: Go to your friends.
(SARA RUSHES OVER TO BLAKE AND BECKI)
(AUSTIN PULLS OUT THE ARROW AND RUSHES CALEB)
BECKI: You're alive!!
(BECKI EMBRACES SARA)
SARA: Roman is dead.
BECKI: I know...I'm sorry.
(AUSTIN PUNCHES CALEB IN THE FACE)
CALEB: Please! Your dead sister hit harder than that!!
AUSTIN: What did you say!?
CALEB: I....killed...Ruby... and you are next.
(AUSTIN BECAME ENRAGED AND KICKED CALEB HARD IN THE CHEST WITH GRIEF FUELED STRENGTH)
(AUSTIN BECAME BERSERK, HE FLEW INTO AN UNCONTROLLABLE RAGE AND BEGAN HITTING CALEB OVER AND OVER AND OVER)
AUSTIN: You fuck!! You will die and it will be infinitely painful and you won't receive death until you beg for it!!
(AUSTIN STABS CALEB IN THE CHEST WITH THE ARROW THAT CALEB SHOT HIM WITH)
(CALEB MANAGES TO KICK HIM OFF)
BLAKE: Help him.
BECKI: What can I do?
(BECKI RUSHES OVER TO AUSTIN AND SCREAMED IN HIS FACE, HE WAS SENT FLYING THROUGH THE WOODS)
BECKI: Get up and finish him!
(CALEB GETS TO HIS FEET BUT FINDS THAT AUSTIN HAS FLED THE SCENE)
CALEB: He ran away! Coward!! (Screamed)
BLAKE: I am bleeding...I feel faint.
SARA: Can you do something?
CALEB: I can but you may not like it.
(CALEB PULLS OUT A VIAL OF BLOOD FROM HIS JACKET AND HANDS IT TO BLAKE)
CALEB: Drink it and you will heal.
SARA: What is it?
CALEB: Vampire blood.
SARA: Won't that turn him into a Vampire.
CALEB: Only if he dies with it in his system, he doesn't really have a choice, I can't get him to the hospital in time, he must drink or he will die.
SARA: Drink it!
BLAKE: I can't!
BECKI: You must!
(BECKI TURNS TO CALEB)
BECKI: Please don't let him die!!
(CALEB RUSHES OVER TO BLAKE IN SUPER-SPEED AND FORCES THE BLOOD DOWN HIS THROAT.)
(BLAKE LOOKED DISGUSTED)
CALEB: You can thank me later when you are not dead.
BECKI: Thank you!!
SARA: Can you take us to the Sheriff?
CALEB: I don't think he wants to see me right now.
BECKI: Why's that?
CALEB: That is my business. I will take you to town but that is as far as my involvement goes. I have other business to attend to.
SARA: Thank you.
(SARA WALKS OVER TO CALEB AND GRABS HIS HAND AND LOOKS IN HIS EYES)
SARA: I mean it, thank you.
CALEB: You're welcome little one.
BLAKE: Little one?
CALEB: Hold hands.
BECKI: Excuse me?
SARA: Just trust him!
(BECKI GRABS SARA AND BLAKE'S HAND AND SARA GRABS CALEB'S AND HE WHISKS THEM AWAY IN SUPER-SPEED.)
JACK: You keep a secret squad of Psychics and Witches in the basement of my Coffee Shop?
JEANNIE: Yes, why don't you say it a bit louder. I don't think they heard you over the street.
JACK: The Graveyard is over the street.
JEANNIE: It is a figure of speech smart ass. You can't just blurt it out anywhere, if you want to be part of the secret, then you must keep the secret.
JACK: Or you will erase my memory right?
JEANNIE: It shouldn't have to come to that. You must understand that in this town, there are eyes and ears everywhere.
JACK: So let's enter the belly of the beast then.
JEANNIE: We are secretive Jack, not malevolent.
JACK: I guess I will find out myself.
(JEANNIE AND JACK ENTER SACRED GROUNDS)
(JESSIE WAS SAT ON A CHAIR BY THE WINDOW WITH A FORLORN EXPRESSION ON HER FACE)
(JESSIE WALKS UPTO THEM)
JEANNIE: Jessica what are you still doing here? Your shift ended hours ago.
JESSIE: I have nowhere else to go, my Parents are at war again, I can't face going home.
JEANNIE: I am sorry dearie but you can't stay here, this is a coffee shop not a hotel, don't you have any friends you can stay with?
JESSIE: No, if you haven't already noticed I am kinda a loner.
(JESSIE LOOKS AT THE FLOOR IN SORROW)
JACK: God, Jess when did you get so depressing?
JESSIE: When my parents starting throwing things at each other, they screamed at me and told me to leave, so I came here, they pretend to love me but they obviously don't know what love is.
JACK: We can't let her just walk the streets, can we not take her with us?
JEANNIE: That's is out of the question.
JACK: but you can you know...do that thing afterwards.
JESSIE: Will you guys stop speaking in code, it is giving me a headache.
(JACK LOOKED AT HIS GRANDMOTHER)
JEANNIE: No, never, not under any circumstances.
(JACK WALKED UPTO JESSIE AND HE HANDS HER HIS HOUSE KEY)
JACK: Here, we have a spare room. Don't ever think that you have no friends. Do you hear me? You will always have me.
(JESSIE SMILED AND NODDED BEFORE HUGGING JACK)
(JEANNIE GAVE HER A DIRTY LOOK)
JESSIE: Thank you, I owe you big time.
JACK: Friends don't owe eachother anything. Go rest in that big comfy bed, I am sure Mr. Cuddles will keep you company.
JESSIE: Mr. Cuddles?
JEANNIE: Our cat.
JESSIE: Oh sweet. Thank you, both of you.
JEANNIE: Don't thank me, it isn't technically my house. I just live there.
JESSIE: Do you hate me? Why are you so nasty to me all the time?
JEANNIE: I don't hate you Jess, if I did you wouldn't be working here. I just don't like the way you look at my Grandson. I was young once too you know? Believe it or not. I know your game. He has a girlfriend and Angelica is his future. Do you understand?
JESSIE: I understand and I assure you that you greatly misunderstand me, I have no intentions towards Jack whatsoever. He is my only friend. He is the only person that doesn't shun me or treat me like a pariah. I love Jack yes...as a friend. I am not playing any games.
JACK: Well now that the awkwardness is over how about we move on and change the subject.
(JESSIE GRABS HER COAT FROM THE BACK OF THE CHAIR AND GET'S READY TO LEAVE)
JESSIE: Don't worry I am going, I know I always wear out my welcome no matter where I go. Thanks again Jack.
JACK: It's no problem.
(JESSIE LEAVES SACRED GROUNDS THE DOOR RINGS AS SHE OPENS THE DOOR.)
JACK: Why are you always so nasty to her? She doesn't deserve it.
JEANNIE: Perhaps but I believe I have just answered that question. You don't see it because you are a man but you must realise even if she says otherwise. That girl is in love with you and I don't like it. Now if you wouldn't mind would you lock the door?
JACK: She is just a friend.
(JACK WALKS OVER TO THE DOOR AND LOCKS IT AND SHUTS THE BLINDS.)
JEANNIE: You don't know how many times I have heard that line.
(JEANNIE WALKS BEHIND THE COUNTER AND REACHES UNDER THE COUNTER AND FLIPS A SWITCH)
JACK: What the...?
(THE WALL BEHIND THE COUNTER MELTS AWAY AS IF IT WAS JUST AN ILLUSION AND A SECRET DOOR APPEARS)
JEANNIE: An illusion kept in place by Psychic powers, only Witches and Psychics can see the truth.
JACK: Then how can I see it?
JEANNIE: Well that begs the question doesn't it? If you can see the door then you must have inherited the Psychic gene. I wasn't sure but now I am. You are awakening.
JACK: What? You are telling me I am Psychic.
JEANNIE: Not yet, but if you can see the door then you have the potential, we will test you to see if you have indeed got the skills.
JACK: I thought you said you had no more nasty surprises.
JEANNIE: I did but I wouldn't call this nasty. I would call it curious.
JACK: You are being so cryptic. Wait, who is the we?
JEANNIE: Step through the door and find out.
(JACK AND JEANNIE WALK THROUGH THE DOOR AND THE ILLUSION OF THE WALL REAPPEARS)
JACK: I don't think I can get used to this.
JEANNIE: Give it time, you have barely scratched the surface.
(JACK AND JEANNIE WALK DOWN A BRIGHT WHITE FLIGHT OF STAIRS AND THEN COME TO A LONG CORRIDOR AND IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS NEVER ENDING.)
JACK: Another illusion?
JEANNIE: A precaution.
(JEANNIE WALKS UP TO A STRANGE STONE FACE THAT WAS HANGING UPON THE WALL)
(JEANNIE EYES TURN WHITE AND SHE HOLDS OUT HER HAND AND PLACES IT WITHIN THE MOUTH OF THE STONE FACE)
JACK: This is getting weirder by the minute, I feel like I have just gone down the rabbit hole.
JEANNIE: Welcome to Wonderland.
(THE STONE FACE SUDDENLY CAME TO LIFE AND SPOKE)
(JACK JUMPED IN RECOIL)
JEANNIE: Don't be afraid.
LAPIDIS FACIEM: Give the word of entry to the Lapidis Faciem!
LAPIDIS FACIEM: You may enter.
(THE MOUTH OF THE LAPIDIS FACIEM OPENS WIDE AND ELONGATES AND EVENTUALLY TRANSFORMS INTO ANOTHER DOORWAY)
(LIGHT ERUPTS FROM THE DOORWAY)
JEANNIE: Are you ready?
JACK: as I'll ever be.
JEANNIE: Take my hand.
(JACK TAKES JEANNIE'S HAND AND THEY STEP INTO THE LIGHT)
(THEY STEP OUT OF THE LIGHT INTO A MASSIVE SUBTERRANEAN TEMPLE WITH A HUGE CEILINGS WITH MASSIVE STONE PILLARS SUPPORTING THE ROOF)
JACK: Whoa!! This place is huge!....I never thou....whoa!
JEANNIE: I know it's beautiful right?
(JACK NODDED HIS HEAD)
JEANNIE: Welcome to the Arcanum, the hidden HQ and safe haven of the Witches and Psychics of Gallows Hill, we have protected this place and this place has protected us in return for centuries. I am it's Guardian.
(TWO GIRLS COME WALKING FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TEMPLE TOWARDS THEM)
JACK: Who are they?
(THE GIRLS APPROACH)
JACK: Flick!? What are you doing here?
FELICITY: I'm a Witch, what's your excuse?
JACK: I am unsure.
FELICITY: I see. Why did you bring him here Jean? You risk exposing us all.
JEANNIE: He is awakening.
FELICITY: Oh so you are one of us?
JEANNIE: Well not yet he isn't he must pass the trials.
JEANNIE: We will save that for later, I would like to introduce you to my fledgling Sonja Mizeris.
(THE CUTE YOUNG BLOND GIRL STEPPED FORWARD)
(JACK SMILED AT HER)
JACK: Hey. What's a Fledgling?
JEANNIE: Yes, you could also say Apprentice. Sonja is my pupil as will you be if you pass the trials. She is a Psychic prodigy, she has power unlike anything or anyone I have ever known.
SONJA: Stop! You're embarrassing me. I don't feel like a prodigy. I feel like a girl.
JEANNIE: Stop being modest my dear, no one in the history of the Arcanum has ever passed all five trials, the first time with flying colours until you. You are special whether you like it or not. You may be the one the speak of in the prophecies, the time of the Paladin is upon us.
SONJA: I doubt that I am the prophecied psychic savior.
JEANNIE: You never know as the prophecy states, written by the very first seer, -"The time will come when a prodigy will arise in a time of great darkness and they alone will be the one to usher in a new age of light."
FELICITY: How do you know that it is a Psychic? I know the writings of Mishanagn myself and not one prophecy mentions the word Psychic.
JEANNIE: Yes but they do not mention the word Witch either.
SONJA: Gotta love semantics.
(JACK BECOMES WHITE AND FEINT)
FELICITY: Jack are you okay?
(JACK PASSES OUT BUT FELICITY CATCHES HIM)
FELICITY: Sensory overload.
JEANNIE: Yep, not 24 hours ago he was just a plain normal albeit depressed boy with no real worries and now he has been attacked by Vampires and saved by Witches and shown Psychic wonders. He has been plunged head first into a world he is obviously not handling, perhaps I should reconsider....
SONJA: Give him time, I was scared too when I first learned of the truth of things. It sounds like he has been through a lot in one day, he is safe here give him time to adjust before making any rash decisions like erasing his memories.
JEANNIE: So wise for one so young.
FELICITY: Come let's take him to the back room.
(FELICITY LIES HIM DOWN UPON THE FLOOR, JEANNIE AND SONJA STAND EITHER SIDE OF HIM AND HOLD THEIR HANDS OVER HIS BODY AND HE BEGINS TO LEVITATE AS THEY FLOAT HIM ACROSS THE MAIN HALL AND INTO THE BACK ROOM)
(FELICITY PULLS BACK A VERY LARGE GREEN SILK CURTAIN AND REVEALS A COZY LITTLE ROOM FULL OF CANDLES, BURNING INCENSE, BOOKS, ARTIFACTS, THE FLOOR WAS COVERED IN CUSHIONS AND SONJA AND JEANNIE RELEASED HIM SLOWLY FROM THEIR TELEKINESIS AND LAID HIM DOWN ON THE CUSHIONS)
JEANNIE: He is coming round, Felicity could you please fetch some water?
FELICITY: Of course.
JEANNIE: Thank you dearie.
(JACK OPENED HIS EYES)
JACK: I was wishing it was all a bad dream and that I would wake up.
JEANNIE: Sorry to disappoint.
JACK: What happened?
JEANNIE: You feinted.
SONJA: It's to be expected after all you have been through.
JACK: Why did you hide all this from me? I think I deserve answers.
JEANNIE: Yes, you do. I am so sorry.
JEANNIE: Do you think he is ready for the truth?
(SONJA REMAINS SILENT)
JACK: Will you just tell me already!!
JEANNIE: Your Grandfather didn't die of a heart attack.
JACK: What did you say!!?
(JACK BECOMES ANGRY AND VISIBLY UPSET)
JACK: Then how!?
(JEANNIE BECAME VISIBILY DISTRESSED AND BEGAN TO SHED TEARS)
JEANNIE: He was murdered by Vampires. Infact he was turned in a vicious attack in a vendetta against me and my Family. He came after you and your Mom, you were too young to remember, he bit you and I was forced to take his life.
(JACK BEGAN CRYING)
JACK: Did you erase my memory?
(JEANNIE LOOKED AT THE FLOOR IN SHAME)
JEANNIE: Yes. I did. I erased every Mayfair's memory and made them believe he had died of a heart attack. Which was actually true. He was attacked and fed blood and died from a heart attack caused by the shock and he woke up in transition. He completed his transition by feeding upon you. I had to take that away, you would have been emotionally scarred for life. I killed him to save you. This is why I kept this world from you, from your Mother and Father and I have carried that burden with me to this day. I had to keep you away from that world because if I lost you I would have nothing, no legacy and the Mayfair line would end. I did it because I love you Jack.
JACK: Oh my God! You murdered Grandpa.
JEANNIE: He wasn't your Grandpa anymore, he had become one of them, he was a ripper.
JEANNIE: So now you understand why I had to do it, I had to keep your memories suppressed so you wouldn't seek vengeance and get killed in the process. This family has a very long history and we paid for the actions of our ancestors. I sorely carried this burden around with me all this time, the pain in my heart is still as raw today as it was back then. I had to deal with it, I had to survive because of Joyce and you.
(JACK STARTED TO HYPERVENTILATE)
JEANNIE:...but you are ready for the truth now...you are ready to accept your legacy.
JACK: What legacy?
JEANNIE: You were born to kill Vampires, it is in your very genes, just like me I can sense them and have the power to take them out and after you go through the trials, the power will become yours, you can seek vengeance on those very Vampires who killed John.
JACK: What's stopping you from doing that?
JEANNIE: How do you know I haven't, I am an old woman Jack, I am getting to old to be fighting Vampires, that is why you are awakening. I spent my entire life hunting down and killing those abominations only to have to deal with the dire consequences from living that particulary dangerous vocation.
JACK: How do I accept this? Won't I be but under the same dangers as you were? How do you know that I am “awakening”?
JEANNIE: You have to accept it, just like I did. You will be in great danger yes but you would be in more danger without your powers. I knew you were awakening the moment you read Dillon's mind at the hospital.
JACK: Did I?
SONJA: Do you want me to take the anxiety away?
JACK: No I want to remember but thank you for the offer.
SONJA: I wasn't going to erase your memories silly. I offered to take the edge off, I could put you at ease, it would be like a Psychic dose of Valium.
JACK: No... thank you.
(JACK LOOKED DISGUSTED)
SONJA: Okay well the offer is there if you change your mind.
(JACK LOOKED SUSPICIOUSLY AT JEANNIE)
JACK: Psychic drugs? Is there anything else that you haven't told me?
(JEANNIE CLEARED HER THROAT)
SONJA: There is more than you could imagine, the possibilities are infinite. There are more things that go bump in the night that you could ever imagine, the world that you knew was a lie, a big fat fabricated lie that the authorities pull over the general public's eyes. I mean can you imagine the hysteria if the truth got out?
JACK: No and I don't want to.
SONJA: Well, I can, I can practically see it, it would be a lawless anarchistic dystopia.
JACK: Wait authorities? Are you telling me the government knows of the supernatural?
JEANNIE: Of course they do, the FBI even has Psychics working for them as do some Police forces. During the puritanical times, Vampires fabricated and started the whole "Witch Hunts", a few compelled authority figures was all it took and a wave of mass hysteria plagued both America and Europe, they hunted Witches to near extinction, it is still going on to this day in some parts of the world. I could tell you more but you look like you need time to process things.
JACK: No really?
JEANNIE: Sarcasm doesn't suit you Jack.
JACK: Sarcasm is my middle name.
(FELICITY RETURNS AND HANDS JACK AND GLASS OF WATER)
JACK: Thanks Flick.
(JACK GULPS DOWN THE WATER)
FELICITY: Are you ready?
JACK: For what?
JEANNIE: Your first trial.
(JACK BEGINS TO FEEL SLEEPY)
(JACK LOOKS AT FLICK WITH A DISGUSTED LOOK UPON HIS FACE)
JACK: You drugged me! You bitch! How could you do that to me!? We're friends!!
FELICITY: I am sorry I was just following orders, please forgive me.
JEANNIE: This is the way it has always been. Your first trial is non-voluntary; Astral Projection. You must sink into She'ol and you will be tested, you must find your way back to us within an hour to complete the trial and then you will be sufficiently prepared for the next trial.
JACK: What happens if I can't do it?
SONJA: You die.
(SONJA PUTS HER HAND ON JACK'S FOREHEAD AND HE SINKS DOWN INTO DEEP CONSCIOUSNESS)
Founder's Council Sanctum
(JASMINE IS SEEN WALKING DOWN THE LONG CORRIDOR THROUGH THE TOWN HALL TOWARDS THE ENTRANCE TO THE SANCTUM)
(SHE SCANS HER THUMB AND ENTERS THROUGH THE DOOR)
(SHE SITS DOWN AT HER SEAT, ALL THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS FACES ARE UPON HER.)
JASMINE: Oh, God! What's happened? Is someone dead?
TRACEY: No, not yet.
(MEGAN LOOKS AT HER SISTER.)
JASMINE: Well by the urgency of your phone call, I thought the worst.
MEGAN: Well you should always trust your instincts, someone like you should know that.
JASMINE: I'm sorry have I missed something? What do you mean someone like me?
(JASMINE HEART BEGAN TO BEAT FURIOUSLY AS ADRENALINE PERMEATED EVERY CELL OF HER BODY)
TRACEY: Listen I am going to be straight with you. Megan saw you at the hospital.
JASMINE: Saw me? Yes I was there I do remember.
MEGAN: Listen we know that you are a Witch!
(AS SOON AS MEGAN SAID THOSE WORDS JASMINE LOWERED HER HEAD AND REMAINED SILENT)
TRACEY: So it's true.
MEGAN: I knew it.
TRACEY: Okay Megan, enough.
(MEGAN HAS A SMUG LOOK UPON HER FACE AS SHE CROSSES HER ARMS AND LOOKS DIRECTLY AT JASMINE)
JASMINE: So, what are you doing to do? Hang me? Drown me? Burn me?
MEGAN: Please, this is 2013 not 1613!
TRACEY: I believe we can work together for mutual beneficial reasons.
JASMINE: Work together? We already do. You know how strange that sounds that the Council wants the help of a Witch?
TRACEY: Like me sister said this is 2013, we are not our ancestors. Regardless of the fact that you lied to me all your life, you are still a member of this Council and you can remain so, you are also one of my closest friends, even though it pains me that you kept this secret I can understand your reasons, your home and your life can remain yours, if you use your power to better this Council and protect Gallows Hill.
(JASMINE STARTED CRYING)
JASMINE: I have been doing that all my life, I love this town and I protect it with my life. I saved your Daughter's life with Magic, she would have died had I not intervened.
NATALIE: I knew it!
MEGAN: No you didn't! You thought it was a miracle from upon high.
NATALIE: Yeah at the time, don't belittle me!
TRACEY: From the bottom of my heart. I thank you for saving my Daughter's life and for this your place on this Council and your life within this town is not in jeopardy, we will keep your secret.
JASMINE: What would you have me do?
TRACEY: First of all information, what I am about to tell you must stay in this room as it always should, do you agree?
JASMINE: Of course.
TRACEY: I will let my sister and daughter explain then.
MEGAN: Is is possible for a Witch to curse someone into turning into a Fox?
MEGAN: You heard me.
JASMINE: Anything is possible with Magic but no one I know would do that to a person.
(THE WHOLE GROUP GASP)
TRACEY: So you are not the only Witch?
JASMINE: Oh shit!
TRACEY: Shit indeed, however we will deal with that later, for now please answer the question.
JASMINE: Not to my knowledge, it wasn't me if that's what you are asking? I would never use Darkness on a Human, ever. It is against the Sacred Rede.
MEGAN: So can you offer any other explanation of how someone could turn into a demonic fox under the full moon?
JASMINE: Full moon?
TRACEY: What is it?
JASMINE: I think I know what is going on. The person you speak of wasn't cursed by a Witch.
TRACEY: Then please enlighten us.
JASMINE: The person must be a Werefox.
(DILLON AND FAYE GASP IN HORROR)
TRACEY: A what?
JASMINE: A Werefox, a descendant of Ipulven. Who is it?
(FAYE BEGINS TO CRY)
DILLON: Our daughter Angelica.
(JASMINE PUT HER HAND TO HER MOUTH AS SHE GASPS IN SHOCK)
JASMINE: Are you sure?
NATALIE: I saw it happen with my own eyes, I was there when she transformed. Caleb shot her and then went after her, which is why we called you, you were our last hope.
FAYE:...but our daughter is Human!!! We are Human!! (Shrieked in horror)
(DILLON PUTS HIS HAND ON HIS WIFE'S SHOULDER TO COMFORT HER)
DILLON: It is alright!
FAYE: Get off me!! (Screamed) (She recoils from him)
TRACEY: Please Faye calm down, we are all here to help find Miles and Angelica.
FAYE: I am sorry.
JASMINE: You are not going to like what I have to tell you.
FAYE: Spit it out then!
(JASMINE COMPOSES HERSELF FOR A MOMENT AND CLEARS HER THROAT)
JASMINE: If Angelica is indeed a Werefox, there is only one way she could have activated her transformation.
TRACEY: Which is?
JASMINE: She must have taken a Human life.
(THE WHOLE GROUP GASPS AND FAYE BECOMES UTTERLY ENRAGED)
FAYE: LIES!! How dare you say that about my Daughter! (BELLOWED)
JASMINE: I speak the truth.
FAYE: My daughter is NOT a murderer!! (Irate)
(NATALIE LOOKS AT THE FLOOR IN SHAME, KNOWING JASMINE'S WORDS TO BE TRUE)
TRACEY: Are you sure?
JASMINE: That is the only way.
FAYE: You are really going to believe the words of a Witch!!? She could have cursed Angel herself and be spinning us all a big fat lie!!
(FAYE STARTED CRYING)
JASMINE: What reasons do I have to hurt you or your family?
FAYE: Our families used to kill your kind, I think that is reason enough.
JASMINE: My own Family used to also kill my kind, or have you forgotten that I am very much a Farrar!? Huh!?
NATALIE: Please stop!! (SCREAMED)
(EVERYONE TURNED AND LOOKED AT NATALIE)
TRACEY: Natalie, what is the meaning of this?
NATALIE: Jasmine didn't do anything to Angel, she speaks the truth.
(NATALIE LOOKS AT THE FLOOR)
DILLON: Explain yourself young lady.
TRACEY: NATALIE!! (SNAPPED)
NATALIE: She was saving my life, she didn't mean to, it was an accident.
(NATALIE BEGAN SOBBING FURIOUSLY AND RAN OVER TO HER AUNT MEGAN AND FOUND COMFORT IN HER ARMS)
(MEGAN STROKED HER HAIR)
TRACEY: Oh my God, Madison!? Did she KILL Madison!?
(NATALIE BEGAN TO WAIL AT THE MERE MENTION OF HER NAME)
NATALIE: The Vampires, they compelled her to kill me! Angel was saving my life!
DILLON: Then how did she have bite wounds? Actually I don't think I want to know.
JASMINE: She shouldn't have had bite wounds, I healed her too.
NATALIE: The Vampires attacked us remember? the Nurse bashed you over the head. They bit me too.
(NATALIE HOLDS OUT HER ARM AND SHOWS THE BITE WOUND)
(JASMINE WALKS OVER TO HER AND PLACES HER HAND OVER THE WOUND)
NATALIE: What are you doing!?
JASMINE: Relax, I am not going to read your mind. I respect the need for secrets.
(JASMINE SMILED AT NATALIE)
(NATALIE LOOKED NERVOUSLY AT JASMINE AS SHE GULPED)
(WHEN JASMINE TOOK HER HAND AWAY NATALIE'S WOUND HAD DISAPPEARED AND HEALED)
NATALIE: Thank you.
JASMINE: You're welcome my dear. If you ever want me to ease that grief of yours just let me know, (She turns around and addresses them all) I would be happy to serve all of you, all of this town as I always have.
FAYE: Locator spell.
JASMINE: Excuse me?
(FAYE GOT ON HER KNEES INFRONT OF JASMINE AND GRABS HER ARM)
FAYE: Please find my children, bring them back to me! (Faye desperately begged)
JASMINE: Please Faye, you don't need to beg, all you need to do is ask.
(JASMINE HELPS FAYE TO HER FEET)
FAYE: I am not just asking I am begging. What will you need?
JASMINE: You, Dillon or any other relative bound to them by blood....and a map.
JASMINE: Then clear the table and let's begin then shall we?
TRACEY: Wait, wait, wait!
FAYE: Wait!? Would you wait if it was your children? Has Natalie been turned into a Fox? Has Natalie been missing for over 24 hours? Huh?!
TRACEY: Well no.
FAYE: Then shut up!
DILLON: Is there anything you can do about her...(he clears his throat)...condition?
JASMINE: I am unsure but where there is Magic, there is a way, rest assured Dillon I will help you.
(DILLON NODDED IN ACCEPTANCE OF HER WORDS)
TRACEY: What are you going to do?
JASMINE: I will use the power of their bond to ascertain Miles' and Angelica's location.
(JASMINE PULLS OUT HER ATHAME)
(THEY GASP IN HORROR)
JASMINE: With blood.
FAYE: Anything...I don't care how much it hurts.
JASMINE: I will also need a map.
(DILLON RIPS DOWN A MAP OF GALLOWS HILL DOWN FROM THE WALL OF THE SANCTUM)
TRACEY: Hey! That is an antique!
(FAYE SHOOTS HER SISTER A DIRTY LOOK)
(DILLON SETS IT DOWN ON THE TABLE)
DILLON: So how does this work?
JASMINE: I will draw a few drops of blood from each of you and drop it onto the map, Faye's blood will be used to find Angelica and your blood will be used to find Miles. I will use magic upon the blood and it will draw a line from here to their locations on the map. Are you ready?
DILLON: Will it hurt?
JASMINE: Only if you are a big softie.
FAYE: Let's just get this done shall we?
(FAYE OFFERS JASMINE HER OUTSTRETCHED ARM)
(JASMINE STABS THE POINT OF FAYE'S FINGER WITH HER ATHAME)
(JASMINE HOLDS FAYE FINGER OVER THE LOCATION OF THE TOWN HALL ON THE MAP, A FEW DROPS OF HER BLOOD DROP ONTO THE MAP)
(FAYE PULLS HER HAND AWAY AND SUCKS THE END OF HER FINGER)
(JASMINE TURNS TO DILLON)
JASMINE: and now you.
(JASMINE TAKES DILLON'S HAND AND STABS HIS FINGER AND REPEATS THE SAME ACTION)
MEGAN: Will this work?
JASMINE: Do you doubt me?
MEGAN: I guess not.
JASMINE: and now for the Magic. I need to all to remain silent or it may not work do you understand?
(THEY ALL NOD IN AGREEMENT)
JASMINE: I need you both to take my hand.
(FAYE AND DILLON STAND EITHER SIDE OF HER AND TAKE HER HAND)
JASMINE: I need to both to close your eyes, Dillon I need you to focus hard on the image of your son and Faye your daughter. Do you think you can do that?
DILLON: That is all I have been doing for the past 24 hours.
FAYE: Well at least that is something we have in common.
JASMINE: Enough bickering, are you ready?
FAYE & DILLON: Yes.
JASMINE: Then close your eyes.
(FAYE AND DILLON CLOSE THEIR EYES)
JASMINE:...and it begins.
(TRACEY, MEGAN AND FAYE WATCH ON IN CURIOSITY AND AWE)
(JASMINE CLOSES HER EYES AND CONCENTRATES)
(THE LIGHTS IN THE ROOM BEGIN TO FLICKER)
JASMINE: Exaudi meum Spiritus. Hic est sanguis ex vitae datores. Rogo autem vos, invenire quod petunt quaerunt.
(THE BLOOD BEGINS TO MOVE ACROSS THE MAP AS JASMINE SQUEEZES HARD ON FAYE AND DILLON'S HANDS)
JASMINE: It is working.
(JASMINE ALREADY DRAINED FROM EARLIER BEGINS TO DRAIN AND BLOOD FALLS FROM HER NOSE)
JASMINE: Pay no attention I will be fine.
(THE LIGHTS STOP FLICKERING AND JASMINE LET'S GO AND FALLS DOWN)
(DILLON CATCHES HER)
JASMINE: Thank you, do you think you could get me to a chair?
DILLON: Of course.
(DILLON HELPS JASMINE ACROSS THE ROOM AND SITS HER DOWN.)
(FAYE, TRACEY, MEGAN AND NATALIE ARE OBSERVING THE MAP)
JASMINE: Did it work?
TRACEY: Yes I think it did.
MEGAN: That was freaky.
DILLON: Where are they?
(TRACEY LOOK UPON THE MAP)
TRACEY: I don't know which is which.
JASMINE: Show me the map.
(TRACEY GRABS THE MAP FROM THE TABLE AND WALKS OVER TO JASMINE AND HANDS IT TO HER)
JASMINE: Miles is in Gallows Forest and Angel is by The Old Church.
(UNBEKNOWEST TO THEM CALEB WAS STANDING RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR LISTENING TO EVERY WORD)
(CALEB BEGINS TO CHUCKLE AND WHISTLE AS HE WALKED AWAY DOWN THE CORRIDOR)
DILLON: I am going to fetch our Children.
JASMINE: Wait! You cannot!
FAYE: and why is that?
JASMINE: because Angelica would rip your throat out.
FAYE: She wouldn't do that!
JASMINE: She wouldn't be able to help it, until dawn breaks she will remain a beast.
DILLON: Then Miles.
TRACEY: Take Jasmine with you, if the Vampires took him you will be no match for them without her.
DILLON: Are you up for it Sabrina?
JASMINE: The name is Jasmine and yes I will help you.
DILLON: Great well that's settled...Next stop Gallows Forest.
TRACEY: I am going with you too.
(DILLON LOOKED AT HER IN THE EYES)
TRACEY: Are you going to try and stop me? We both know I always get my own way.
(FAYE LOOKED SUSPICIOUSLY AT TRACEY)
(TRACEY PICKED UP A VERVAIN SOAKED STAKE FROM THE ARSENAL OF WEAPONS THAT ARE DISPLAYED UPON THE WALL OF THE SANCTUM)
TRACEY: Let's get going shall we?
FAYE: Wait what about me? I should go too.
TRACEY: No you are still weak from your attack, I have a history with Vampires and I have killed my fair share, you however are just as new to this world as Natalie is. You, Megan and Natalie will remain here in the safety of the Sanctum. I am not asking.
(TRACEY, DILLON AND JASMINE LEAVE THE ROOM AND WALK DOWN THE CORRIDOR AND INTO THE COLD NIGHT AIR)
(DILLON, JASMINE AND TRACEY GET OUT OF THE SHERIFF'S CAR AT THE BASE OF GALLOWS FOREST)
TRACEY: Could you get hold of Nick?
DILLON: No he isn't answering, probably entertaining a woman somewhere.
JASMINE: Are all men animals?
TRACEY: I have been asking myself the same question for years now and I always come up with the same answer...yes.
DILLON: Oh thanks.
TRACEY: Come on Dill, you know I didn't mean you.
(TRACEY SHOOTS HIM AN AFFECTIONATE SMILE)
(JASMINE NOTICES THIS AND ROLLS HER EYES)
TRACEY: Something to say Jazz?
JASMINE: No..nothing, should I?
TRACEY: Arr, forget it.
JASMINE: Forget what?
DILLON: Can you sense them Jasmine?
JASMINE: Yes. Miles is alive he is not alone he is with one of them.
TRACEY: Just one?
JASMINE: It would appear so.
(THEY MAKE THEIR WAY DEEP INTO THE FOREST)
TRACEY: I reckon we can handle just the one, wouldn't you?
DILLON: Indeed, let's hurry.
(TRACEY FALLS OVER A LOG INTO THE DIRT AND UNDERGROWTH)
(TRACEY YELLS IN PAIN)
DILLON: Are you okay?
(DILLON HELPS HER TO HER FEET)
TRACEY: Just a graze I'll be fine.
(OUT OF NOWHERE A HUGE WOLF JUMPS OUT OF THE BUSHES AND POUNCES UPON TRACEY)
(TRACEY SCREAMS IN ABSOLUTE FEAR)
(JASMINE CREATES A BALL OF BLUE LIGHT WITHIN HER HAND AND THROWS IT AT THE WOLF AND IT SLAMMED RIGHT INTO IT'S CHEST SENDING IT FLYING THROUGH THE TREES)
JASMINE: Grab my hand quickly!
(THE WOLF BEGINS TO HOWL)
(DILLON AND TRACEY RUSH AND GRAB JASMINE'S HAND)
(JASMINE, DILLON AND TRACEY BECOME INVISIBLE AND INAUDIBLE TO THE WOLF, IT COULDN'T SENSE THEM AT ALL)
JASMINE: Don't let go whatever you do!! It cannot see nor hear us but whatever you do, do not break the link!
(THE WOLF COMES IN CLOSE, IT STARTS SNIFFING MERE FEET AWAY FROM THEM, IT'S ORANGE GLOWING EYES SHINING BRIGHT IN THE DARK FOREST AND THEY ALL STEP BACKWARDS SLOWLY AS TO NOT BUMP INTO IT)
DILLON: Is that Angel?
JASMINE: No, that is a Werewolf.
TRACEY: That is....truly monstrous. I have never seen anything like it, how is it that the Council has never heard of Werewolves and Werefoxes? How much else is there?
JASMINE: More than you could possibly imagine.
DILLON: I don't like being this close and being able to speak, it feels weird, unsettling, let's just get outta here.
TRACEY: I hear you.
(JASMINE LEADS THEM AWAY FROM THE WOLF AND EVENTUALLY IT GOES OF IN THE OTHER DIRECTION)
JASMINE: I think it is safe enough now.
TRACEY: For what?
(THEY BECOME VISIBLE AGAIN)
JASMINE: You can let go now...
DILLON: Oh, sorry, still new to this whole Magic thing.
TRACEY: I wish I could say the same.
DILLON: Oh really?
TRACEY: Back in the 90's, but now is not the time to be telling stories. Let's get on with finding our family shall we?
The Square Bar & Grill - Town Square
(NICK AND JACKSON ARE SEEN SITTING AT THE BAR DRINKING BOURBON)
JACKSON: Another drink for me and my friend here please sweet thing.
(JACKSON LOOKED LIKE HE WAS A LITTLE DRUNK, SLURRING AND BLATANTLY TIPSY)
(THE BARLADY LEANT FORWARD AND WAS FLIRTATIOUSLY FLUTTERING HER EYES)
ERIN: Trust me...I am anything but sweet.
(JACKSON SMILES AT HER WITH HIS SHINING WHITE TEETH)
JACKSON: Then what flavour are you?
ERIN: You will never find out, nice try.
JACKSON: I love a challenge.
NICK: You never change do you?
JACKSON: I love women what can I say?
(JACKSON SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS AT NICK)
(ERIN RETURNS WITH THE BOTTLE OF JACK DANIEL'S AND REFILLS THEIR GLASSES)
NICK: Thank you miss.
(ERIN SMILES AT NICK AND THEN LOOKS AT JACKSON)
ERIN: You should take a leaf out of his book. You're kind are nothing but trouble, trust me I know...you are nothing but a bad boy.
JACKSON: Well do you like bad boys?
(ERIN SMILES AT JACKSON AND THEN WALKS AWAY)
NICK: She is playing with you.
JACKSON: It is called the game, she is playing hard to get which means she is interested she is just playing with me for her own amusement. You really know nothing of girls do you?
NICK: I guess it's because I don't play games.
JACKSON: Okay captain morality.
(NICK SIPS HIS DRINK)
(SCREAMS FROM BEHIND THEM MAKE THEM TURN AROUND SWIFTLY)
NICK: What the fuck!!?
(AUSTIN IS SEEN AT THE DOOR FEEDING UPON A SCREAMING GIRL, BLOOD ERUPTING FROM HER NECK AND SPLASHING HIS FACE)
(THE FAMILY; MIRIAM, AUSTIN AND TAMMY HAD INVADED THE BAR)
MIRIAM: Your town has murdered one of ours, so hear me Gallows Hill! This is vengeance!
(TAMMY FACE BECOMES RED AND VEINY AT THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD)
MIRIAM: You kill one of our Family and we kill one of yours!! The Family will have vengeance!! Austin you know what to do! Rip them up! (Bellowed)
TAMMY: Show time!
(TAMMY GRABS A REDNECK AND PLUNGES HER FANGS DEEP WITHIN HIS NECK AND BEGINS TO FEED)
(HIS EYES BULGE IN FEAR AS HE TRIED TO PRIZE HER OFF OF HIM TO NO AVAIL)
(SHE PULLS OUT HER FANGS AND SMILES HER FACE AND TEETH ALL COVERED IN BLOOD)
TAMMY: I think I can get used to this.
(TAMMY FLINGS THE CORPSE TO THE FLOOR LIKE HE MEANT NOTHING, HE WAS STILL TWITCHING)
(THE WHOLE BAR BECAME HYSTERICAL)
(AUSTIN WAS RUSHING AROUND THE ROOM RIPPING PEOPLE APART, LIMB FROM LIMB AND FLINGING THEM ALL OVER THE PLACE, IT WAS A BLOODBATH)
(A SEVERED LEG LANDED ON THE BAR INFRONT OF A SHOCKED ERIN WHO SCREAMS LIKE A BANSHEE)
ERIN: What the fuck is going on!!?
(BLOOD SPLATTERS IN HER FACE AND SHE BEGINS SCREAMING AGAIN)
(JACKSON WAS HUDDLED ON THE FLOOR IN FEAR)
JACKSON: What do we do?
NICK: Get up you coward we are going to do what we were born to!
(NICK GRABS HIS GUN THAT CONTAINS WOODEN BULLETS SOAKED IN VERVAIN)
(MIRIAM STOOD GUARD AT THE DOOR TO MAKE SURE NO ONE ESCAPED)
MIRIAM: Go, you know what to do.
(TAMMY RUSHES AT NICK)
TAMMY: I wouldn't do that if I was you deputy! Bullets can't hurt me!
NICK: or what devil!?
(NICK FIRES A SHOT POINT BLANK INTO TAMMY, IT MISSED HER HEART, SHE FELL TO THE FLOOR IN AGONY AND BECAME WEAK)
NICK: Bullets won't hurt you but I think wooden bullets soaked in Vervain would do the trick.
(NICK PULLS OUT A STAKE FROM HIS JACKET AND CROUCHES DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND HOLDS THE STAKE ABOVE TAMMY)
NICK: Say goodbye bitch!
(MIRIAM RUSHES OVER AND PICKS HIM UP AND THROWS HIM OVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM)
MIRIAM: Goodbye bitch!
(MIRIAM LOOKS DOWN UPON TAMMY)
MIRIAM: Are you alright my dear?
TAMMY: Is hurts...it feels like my insides are on fire.
MIRIAM: It is Vervain...as for the bullet.
(MIRIAM DIGS HER FINGERS DEEP INTO TAMMY'S SHOULDER AND DIGS IT OUT)
(TAMMY SCREAMS IN AGONY)
MIRIAM: It is out, you need to feed.
(MIRIAM LOOKS OVER AND SEES JACKSON HIDING BEHIND A BAR STOOL)
MIRIAM: Oh look at what we have here. A Founder.
(JACKSON LETS OUT A FEMALE LIKE SCREAM AS MIRIAM RUSHES OVER AND GRABS HIM, SHE FORCES HIM DOWN INFRONT OF TAMMY)
MIRIAM: Feed and you will be strong again,
JACKSON: Please don't.
TAMMY: I am sorry, it is nothing personal.
(TAMMY'S EYES BECOME RED AND VEINY AND HER FANGS EXPOSE AND SHE BITES HIM ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK)
(JACKSON PASSES OUT FROM SHOCK)
NICK: Get off him!!
(NICK SHOOTS MIRIAM)
(MIRIAM STANDS UP QUICKLY AND RUSHES OVER TO NICK IN VAMP-SPEED AND PICKS HIM UP BY HIS NECK)
MIRIAM: I am 847 years old foolish human, do you really think that a little Vervain can hinder me?
(MIRIAM LOOKS AROUND AT TAMMY)
MIRIAM: No Tammy, do not kill him!
(TAMMY PULLS HER FANGS OUT OF JACKSON'S NECK)
TAMMY: Why not?
MIRIAM: Because as a part of Austin's plan, we will get to be free of the shackles of night, we will be liberated from the gloom. We need them alive. Both the Pierce boy and the deputy.
NICK: Oh you are sparing me!? I'm highly honoured!
(MIRIAM GRABS NICKS TESTICLES WITH HER FREE HAND)
MIRIAM: Trust me when I say I could hurt you in more ways than you could imagine, make no mistake, me not taking your life this night is not mercy, it is vengeance and all part of the plan.
(NICK SQUEALS IN PAIN)
NICK: Please let go!!
(MIRIAM RELEASES HER HAND AND DROPS HIM TO THE GROUND)
(MIRIAM'S EYES BECOME RED AND VEINY AND SHE PLUNGES HER FANGS INTO NICK'S THROAT)
TAMMY: What are you doing? I thought we weren't killing them.
(MIRIAM PULLS HER FANGS OUT)
MIRIAM: We're not, not yet anyway, he reeked of Vervain and now I have removed it from his system. He cannot resist my compulsion now.
(MIRIAM LOOKS NICK RIGHT IN HIS EYES)
(HER PUPILS SHRINK AS SHE COMPELS HIM)
MIRIAM: Listen to me very carefully little lawman. Do not run, do not leave my side! Do you understand?
NICK: I will not run and I will not leave your side.
MIRIAM: Good. Austin!?
(AUSTIN PULLS HIS FACE UP FROM THE PILE OF BLOODY CORPSES AND BODY PARTS HE WAS FINISHING FEEDING ON A YOUNG GIRL)
MIRIAM: Don't kill them all, we need some left behind to get the word to the Council.
(AUSTIN SPOTS ERIN BEHIND THE BAR AND RUSHES OVER TO HER)
(ERIN SHIELDS HER FACE WITH HER ARMS AS SHE SQUEALS)
MIRIAM: Austin! Stop with your ripper impulses or I will put you down! We need her alive, she will get word to the Council for us won't you fair maiden?
(ERIN NODDED FURIOUSLY)
MIRIAM: If you fail too, I will let my little ripper here have his way and you don't want to know the extend of the horrors that he does to pretty girls like you.
ERIN: I...I...I will do as you ask.
(ERIN STUTTERS IN FEAR)
(MIRIAM WALKS OVER TO ERIN)
MIRIAM: Fail me and you will die, tell the Sheriff to ring the deputies communication contraption by midnight tonight or both the Founder and the Lawman will die and we will leave their heads on pikes outside their houses, do you understand?
(ERIN LOOKS CONFUSED)
TAMMY: She means his cell phone.
ERIN: Oh, I promise you have my word I will do as you ask.
MIRIAM: Well that's settled shall we get going?
AUSTIN: but I was having so much fun!
MIRIAM: Ruby is dead, killed by the Council's hunter once we have the ultimate liberation you can rip the whole town apart for all I care but not until we get what we need, do I make myself clear?
(MIRIAM TURNS TO TAMMY)
MIRIAM: Grab the Pierce boy.
(TAMMY PICKS THE UNCONCIOUS JACKSON UP AND SLUMPS HIM OVER HER SHOULDER)
(MIRIAM GRABS NICK AND THE FAMILY FLEE THE BAR IN VAMP-SPEED)
(ERIN IMMEDIATELY GRABS HER CELL AND PHONES SOMEONE)
???: Are they there?
ERIN: Yes, The Family are indeed back.
???: Are you sure?
ERIN: She said it herself.
???: The Matriarch?
ERIN: It would appear so. Miriam Bonvalet is back in Gallows Hill.
???: At last, (the unknown person laughed maniacally on the other end of the line).. we have waited too long, you know what to do when the time comes.
ERIN: I do.
???: Until then.
(THE PHONE CALL IS ENDED)
(CALEB EMERGES OUT OF THE BUSHES)
CALEB: Hey don't kill me just yet!
(DILLON RUSHES OVER TO HIM AND SUCKER PUNCHES HIM CLEAN IN THE FACE)
(CALEB GOES DOWN WITH A BLOODY LIP)
CALEB: Damn! That actually hurt!
DILLON: You tried to kill my daughter!
CALEB: She isn't your daughter anymore friend, she is a beast.
(DILLON GETS RIGHT IN HIS FACE)
DILLON: Listen to me you little punk, we are NOT friends, you hurt my family again and make no mistake, superhuman or not, you are NOT immortal and I will kill you.
JASMINE: Do you need a hand?
DILLON: Not just yet thanks, I got this.
(CALEB STARTED TO CHUCKLE)
CALEB: You think you can take on Vampires?
TRACEY: Wouldn't be the first time, would it Dillon?
DILLON: Nope, I can and I have taken down Vampires and I can and will take you down too.
CALEB: Please old man! I am not afraid of you, I could snap you in one swift movement.
(THE EARTH STARTED TO RUMBLE AND JASMINE'S EYES AND HAIR TURNED BLACK AS A FURIOUS WIND BLEW UPON THEM)
(SHE BOOMED IN A ROARING, ANIMAL LIKE SCREECH)
(SHE BEGAN TO FLOAT OFF THE GROUND)
(CALEB WENT TO FLEE IN SUPER-SPEED)
JASMINE: I don't think so you little shit! Debilito!!
(A BALL OF GREEN LIGHT FLEW OUT OF JASMINE'S MOUTH AND INTO THE BACK OF CALEB)
(CALEB IS STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS AND IS UNABLE TO MOVE)
(HIS FACE LOOKS SHOCKED)
(JASMINE FLEW INTO HIM WITH MAGIC FUELLED FORCE, SHE WAS LIKE A FORCE OF NATURE)
(THEY SLAMMED AGAINST A TREE)
JASMINE: I could disintegrate you with a mere look, DO NOT THREATEN MY FRIENDS YOU LITTLE BOY OR I WILL DESTROY YOU!!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND!?
(CALEB MUMBLES UNABLE TO SPEAK BECAUSE OF THE EFFECTS OF THE SPELL)
(CALEB EYES WIDE EYED IN FEAR)
(TRACEY AND DILLON LOOKED ON IN AWE AND ASTOUNDMENT)
JASMINE: I am sorry I didn't quite hear you!
DILLON: No let her put that bastard in his place, someone needed too. I am quite enjoying the spectacle.
TRACEY: Well I am glad one of us is, that power she wields. I had no idea she was so powerful.
DILLON: Good job she is on our side then huh?
(TRACEY NODS IN AGREEMENT)
JASMINE: Dicere! Speak!
CALEB: I am sorry!
JASMINE: Oh I bet you are, if you harm any more Founder's or any human in this town. I will kill you.
CALEB: You would kill a Human? Are you ready for that burden?
JASMINE: You are not a Human. I don't know what you are but you are not Human!
CALEB: and you are?
JASMINE: I am a Witch and I am Founder. You attack this town and I will make your life a living hell, do you understand me?
(CALEB REMAINED SILENT)
(JASMINE PLACED HER HAND ON CALEB'S HEAD)
JASMINE: Cruciamens!! (Bellowed)
(CALEB SCREAMED IN ANGUISH AS UNBEARABLE PAIN EXPLODED INSIDE EVERY FIBRE OF HIS BEING, HE WAS IN THAT MUCH PAIN THAT HE DROOLED)
JASMINE: Give your ego a break for five minutes will you? You maybe used to being the superior one, but here and now I; a woman; a Witch is more superior that you. You really don't like it do you? Oh I forgot, you are suffering the worse agony you can imagine and cannot answer.
(JASMINE REMOVES HER HAND FROM HIS HEAD)
(CALEB BREATHS A SIGH OF ABSOLUTE RELIEF AS HE WAS RELEASED FROM THE PAIN)
CALEB: I am sorry, I am so very sorry. I cannot help who I am, I know you all trusted me but I am a Hunter, it is primal instinct. It was not personal.
TRACEY: So was it not personal when you threatened to kill my daughter? Who is very much Human by the way. I trusted you Caleb, I let you into my Council and into my home.
CALEB: I am sorry, it will not happen again.
(JASMINE RELEASES HIM AND HE FALLS DOWN TO THE GROUND BELOW AND SHE FLOATS BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND AND HER HAIR AND EYES RETURN BACK TO NORMAL)
JASMINE: It better not, you better learn to curb those instincts of yours because if it happens again, I will end you. Do you understand me?
TRACEY: Well you can start making amends by helping us locating Miles. You you think you can manage that without going all psycho?
CALEB: When it comes to Vampires I can make no promises.
(DILLON WALKS UPTO CALEB)
DILLON: Don't think just because Jasmine fucked you up that we are okay because we are not, when I look at your face all I see is my little girl and I am filled with a rage that just wants to pound you until you lay unconscious at my feet.
CALEB: That is exactly how I feel when I am in the vicinity of a beast.
DILLON: Call my daughter a beast again and you won't have to worry about Jasmine ending you.
CALEB: How can I make it up to you?
DILLON: You can't but you can help locate my children but let's hope we find Miles first because if we find Angel. I am going to let her rip your fucking head off.
CALEB: I will help you.
JASMINE: One foot out of line and...
CALEB: I get it.... you will go all Dark Phoenix on me. We are very clear on that.
JASMINE: Good. Did you bring the map?
(DILLON PULLS OUT THE MAP FROM HIS BACK POCKET AND HANDS IT TO JASMINE)
(JASMINE STUDIES THE MAP AND HER EYES FLASH WHITE)
JASMINE: Nos illustra!
(A BALL OF LIGHT APPEARED ON THE MAP WHICH SHOWED THEIR LOCATION)
JASMINE: They are not far from here....a mile or so.
TRACEY: What are we waiting for then?
JASMINE: Someone to lead the way.
(JASMINE'S HAND BEGAN TO SPARKLE AS SHE FLUNG A BUNCH OF SPARKLES OF LIGHT INTO THE SKY, IT MERGED AND FORMED A BALL)
JASMINE: Lux illuminare!
(THE BALL STARTED TO FLOAT THROUGH THE FOREST)
JASMINE: Come on let's go my light will lead the way.
(JASMINE, CALEB, DILLON AND TRACEY MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE FOREST BEING LED FORWARD BY JASMINE'S BALL OF LIGHT)
(OLIVIA CRADLES MILES IN HER ARMS, BITES HER WRIST AND SHOVES IT INTO MILES' MOUTH)
OLIVIA: Please don't be dead.
(MILES COMES TO AND RECOILS FROM HER IN HORROR)
(OLIVIA RUSHES OVER TO HIM)
(HER PUPILS SHRINK AS SHE COMPELS HIM)
OLIVIA: Don't scream, don't be afraid I am not going to kill you.
(MILES RAN INTO THR CORNER IN RECOIL)
MILES: What are you doing?
OLIVIA: Why didn't it work?
MILES: Who are you?
OLIVIA: I'm Olivia.
MILES: Where am I?
OLIVIA: Somewhere in Gallows Forest.
MILES: Are you going to kill me?
OLIVIA: No, I don't want too but we need to get out of here, if they come back and find you alive they will kill you.
MILES: The Vampires?
OLIVIA: Yes. They will be on their way back we need to hurry. If I help you escape do you think that you can hide me from them?
OLIVIA: I never asked to be a Vampire, they killed me and my entire family and turned me into a monster and I cannot bare it anymore. Please I beg you.
MILES: So you are the farm girl that they were all talking about?
(OLIVIA NODDED AND STARTED TO CRY)
(MILES SLOWLY MOVED TOWARDS HER AND HE PLACED HIS HAND ON HER SHOULDER)
(SHE FLEW INTO HIS ARMS AND HE RELUCTANTLY EMBRACED AND COMFORTED HER)
MILES: It'll be okay, let's get out of here.
(HE PUSHES HER HAIR OUT OF HER FACE)
OLIVIA: Why are you being so nice to me?
MILES: because you are upset, emotions are a Human trait, you are not a monster, monsters don't cry.
(OLIVIA LOOKS INTENTLY INTO HIS EYES)
OLIVIA: I wish I knew you when I was Human.
MILES: You still can. Know me I mean.
OLIVIA: Do you really mean it?
MILES: Of course. I am not going to judge you because of something that was done to you against your will. You saved my life so I will do anything I can to help you.
OLIVIA: Where can we go? I can't go home because I don't have one anymore.
MILES: I will think of something but for now we need to get as far away from this den of iniquity as we can.
OLIVIA: Take my hand.
(MILES SLOWLY AND AFFECTIONATELY PLACES HIS HAND IN HERS.)
(SHOCKWAVES OF EXCITEMENT FILLED HIS ENTIRE BEING)
(MILES SMILES AFFECTIONATELY AT OLIVIA)
(SHE RETURNED THE SMILE AND THEY FLEED IN VAMP-SPEED OUT OF THE DOOR)
(THEY SPEED THROUGH THE FOREST UNTIL THEY REACH GALLOW HILL THEY STOP INSIDE THE GRAVEYARD)
MILES: The Graveyard?
OLIVIA: It will do for now, I am still weak.
(THEY BOTH SIT DOWN UPON A STONE TABLE)
MILES: Can I help?
OLIVIA: If you do I might not be able to stop.
MILES: I trust you.
OLIVIA: Really? Why?
MILES: You stopped yourself in the forest and you need my help. Here.
(MILES OFFERS OLIVIA HIS WRIST)
OLIVIA: Are you sure?
MILES: Yes, for some reason I trust you.
(OLIVIA TAKES MILES' ARM)
OLIVIA: Thank you.
(OLIVIA EYES BECOME RED AND VEINY AND SHE BITES INTO HIS WRIST)
MILES: You're welcome.
(MILES WINCES, HE STROKES THE TOP OF HER HEAD AS SHE FEEDS)
(MILES KEEPS A VIGILANT WATCH AS SHE FEEDS)
(SHE PULLS AWAY AND MILES WIPES A LITTLE BIT OF HIS BLOOD AWAY FROM THE SIDE OF HER MOUTH)
(SHE SMILES AT HIM)
MILES: Was that enough?
OLIVIA: It should be, thank you.
MILES: See you controlled yourself, if you don't have to kill people to survive then you shouldn't have to live like one of them, you can live like one of us.
OLIVIA: but I am not Human. I am a Vampire and there is the whole sunlight issue.
MILES: Give it a go, don't dismiss it, there must be other Vampires in the world who live Human lives.
OLIVIA: Do you really think so?
MILES: I think anything is possible if you want something bad enough.
(OLIVIA EXPRESSES HER HAPPINESS WITH A SQUEAL OF JOY AND A SMILE)
OLIVIA: Will you help me?
MILES: I thought I already was.
OLIVIA: Being Human I mean.
MILES: You seem to be doing a good job of that already, you are not like them, as long as you hold onto your Human feelings, you will never become a monster.
(OLIVIA TOUCHES THE STROKES THE SIDE OF MILES' FACE, HE CLOSES HIS EYES AS THE SHOCKWAVES PENETRATE HIS BODY AGAIN)
MILES: You make me feel....no never mind.
OLIVIA: No what?
MILES: You make me feel alive.
MILES: Hey! What's so funny?
OLIVIA: Nothing, it is just I can say the exact same thing about you.
(MILES AND OLIVIA GET CLOSER AND CLOSER)
(A MASSIVE BANG INTERRUPTS THEIR ALMOST-KISS)
OLIVIA: Quickly, we must flee, they have found us!
(OLIVIA GRABS MILES AND FLEES THE GRAVEYARD IN VAMP-SPEED)
(OLIVIA STOPS UP AT THE TOP OF GALLOW HILL NEAR THE OLD CHURCH)
MILES: I don't think I'll ever get used to that.
OLIVIA: That is one of the only cool things about being a Vampire.
MILES: Do you think we are far enough away?
OLIVIA: Yes they shouldn't find us here.
OLIVIA: Do you think that I will be running from them my whole life?
MILES: No, I don't.
OLIVIA: All I can see every time I close my eyes is what that bastard did to me. I am so lost.
MILES: Not anymore you're not.
(THEY SMILED AT EACHOTHER)
(THE BALL OF LIGHT STOPPED OUTSIDE AN OLD WOODEN CABIN IN THE WOODS)
(THE LIGHT DISAPPEARED)
JASMINE: This must be it, are you ready?
(CALEB GRABBED HIS SILVIA AND DILLON AND TRACEY GRABBED THEIR VERVAIN STAKES)
DILLON: as I'll ever be.
(JASMINE OUTSTRETCHES HER ARM AND POINTS AT THE DOOR)
(THE DOOR FLEW OFF IT'S HINGES AND BROKE INTO MULTIPLE PIECES)
(THEY ALL ENTER THE CREEPY RUN DOWN PLACE)
DILLON: It is empty! There is no one here!
TRACEY: Your spell said they would be here!
JASMINE: Don't blame me.
(CALEB SNIFFS AT THE AIR INSIDE THE CABIN)
CALEB: I can smell them, I can smell your Son, he was here and by the strength of the scent I would say he was here not too long ago. I might still be able to track his scent.
JASMINE: Then what are we waiting for, let's get out of this disgusting place and go find them.
DILLON: Do you really think you can track him?
CALEB: I am sure of it.
(THEY GO TO LEAVE THE CABIN AND JASMINE NOTICES A PIECE OF FOLDED UP PAPER ON THE FLOOR WITH HER NAME ON IT)
(SHE SWIFTLY PICKS IT UP AND TUCKS IT INSIDE HER BAG WITHOUT ANY ONE NOTICING)
(HER FACE LOOKS WORRIED)
TRACEY: What is wrong Jazz? You look worried.
JASMINE: I have just got a bad feeling that's all, it's probably nothing.
(MIRIAM, AUSTIN AND TAMMY ARE MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE FOREST WHEN THEY SPOT JASMINE AND THE REST OF THEM LEAVING THE CABIN)
MIRIAM: Wait! Look!
(AUSTIN CLAPS EYES ON THEM LEAVING THE CABIN AND HE ATTEMPTS TO VAMP-SPEED FORWARD BUT MIRIAM GRABS HIM JUST IN TIME)
MIRIAM: Make no rash movements, that Witch is not to be messed with.
AUSTIN: but what about Olivia? Do you think they killed her?
MIRIAM: No, she escaped.
AUSTIN: How do you know?
MIRIAM: because the boy isn't with them.
AUSTIN: Do you think the witch bitch got the message?
MIRIAM: By the look on her face I would say she did.
AUSTIN: How did you know she would come here?
MIRIAM: I am wise. I knew that she would come to try and rescue the boy which is why I told our Olivia to run should she hear anything approach.
AUSTIN: Good, we will be free from the shackles of night in no time.
MIRIAM: I must say after almost 9 centuries of darkness. I am filled with glee, I cannot wait.
TAMMY: Do you think we can take them?
MIRIAM: a Hunter and an extremely powerful Witch? No. We would die, so wait for them to leave.
AUSTIN: She is going to be a tricky one, that Witch.
MIRIAM: There are ways around it but for now we wait to see if she takes the bait before we make any rash moves, we need her alive for now.
AUSTIN: Indeed we do. I cannot wait to torture that fucking douche bag hunter.
MIRIAM: Do not fear Austin, Ruby's death with not be in vain, we will have our vengeance but first we need to follow through with your ingenious plan.
(JACKSON STARTS TO COME AROUND, TAMMY HOLDS HER HAND OVER HIS MOUTH AS HE ATTEMPTS TO SCREAM FOR HELP.)
CALEB: Did you hear that?
JASMINE: I didn't hear anything.
TAMMY: Shit he hurt him!
(TAMMY BASHES JACKSON ON THE HEAD AND HE FALLS BACK UNCONSCIOUS)
CALEB: It must have been an animal or something.
(CALEB, DILLON, TRACEY AND JASMINE FOLLOW CALEB AS HE TRACKS MILES' SCENT)
TAMMY: Should we follow them?
MIRIAM: No and we shouldn't return to the cabin either, they will probably return in the day time and burn it to the ground, we need to find a new place to shelter from the sun.
TAMMY: I know just the place.
(IN DILLON'S CAR)
(TRACEY IS DRIVING)
(DILLON PULLS OUT HIS CELL AND RINGS FAYE)
DILLON: Faye meet us at the house.
FAYE: Did you find Miles?
DILLON: No the spell led us to an empty cabin in the woods and Caleb tracked him to Gallow Hill but the scent ended.
FAYE: CALEB!!! (Shocked) What the fuck are you doing with Caleb after he attacked our daughter?
DILLON: I don't like it either but don't worry Jasmine tortured him, we need him to eliminate the Vampires.
FAYE: Like a hole in the head, I do not want him in my house!
DILLON: Faye darling he did save your life or have you forgotten?
FAYE: Don't you darling me!! I haven't forgotten anything, yes he saved my life but he attacked our daughter!!
DILLON: I know and he paid for it, I broke his face and Jasmine broke his ego.
(TRACEY AND JASMINE BEGIN TO CHUCKLE)
FAYE: Well I am glad you are all finding this amusing but I am going out of my mind in worry, don't contact me again until you find our children, I am tired Dillon, find our children or we are done!
(FAYE ENDS THE CALL)
DILLON: Remind me again why I married a psychopath!?
CALEB: She has every reason to be angry and she had every reason to be mad at me. Don't be mad at her, she is in despair.
DILLON: Excuse me if I don't take your advice, Mr tall, dirty and single.
(CALEB LOOKED AWAY AND OUT OF THE WINDOW OF THE CAR)
DILLON: Why did neither of your powers find my children?
JASMINE: It is not my fault that my spell led us to an empty cabin.
CALEB: and it isn't my fault that your Son's scent ended at a dead end but he is alive and he will return in his own time, we need to focus on ridding the town of Vampires.
JASMINE: I will recreate the boundary around your home so no Vampire can enter without an invitation, so you won't be getting no more late night visits from the evil undead.
DILLON: Thank you.
JASMINE: At least then you and Faye can return home and hopefully reconcile your differences.
DILLON: I don't know if it is worth it anymore, I really don't, we haven't even had sex for over 6 months.
TRACEY: Ooohh!! Too much information!!
JASMINE: I agree, that is personal and should be kept that way.
DILLON: Well you would know all about keeping secrets wouldn't you Sabrina?
JASMINE: I have told you before, don't call me Sabrina! Or I will turn you into a big fat warty toad.
JASMINE: Do I make myself clear?
(THEY PULL UP OUTSIDE THE MASON HOME)
DILLON: Crystal. So what will you need from me for this spell?
JASMINE: Nothing, I have everything I need in my bag.
(THEY ALL GET OUT OF THE CAR)
DILLON: Caleb you best make yourself scarce before my wife gets here, please go find Miles for me.
CALEB: You got it!
JASMINE: Oh Caleb, before you go. Do not forget what I told you in the woods! You hurt any of us and I will rip your balls off and wear them as earrings, do you understand?
CALEB: Yes, I know, I know. Vampires only yadder, yadder, etc.
(CALEB ZOOMS OFF IN SUPER-SPEED)
(JASMINE PULLS OUT A CONTAINER OF SALT FROM HER BAG AND BEGINS TO SPRINKLE IT AROUND THE HOME WHILST CHANTING)
JASMINE: Salis puri, tueri domum, nox nulla creatura ex transire in hunc domum suam.
(WHEN THE SALT HAD BEEN SPRINKLED AROUND THE HOME A BRIGHT LIGHT SHONE UP FROM THE SALT AND IT WAS ABSORBED INTO THE EARTH)
JASMINE: It is done.
DILLON: Thank you.
JASMINE: I must go now, I need to rest, I am so very drained. If you need me you have my number.
DILLON: Thank you for everything you have done for us today Jasmine.
TRACEY: Yes, thank you.
JASMINE: I will always help a friend in need and I will serve this town until the day I die.
TRACEY: That is good to know my friend.
JASMINE: Sumendum me ad sancta terra!
(JASMINE WAS ENVELOPED IN PURPLE SPARKS AND TELEPORTED AWAY)
(DILLON TURNS TO TRACEY)
DILLON: Do you want a drink?
TRACEY: Sure why not. I could use one.
(DILLON AND TRACEY ENTER THE MASON HOME TOGETHER)
(JACK AWAKES IN A MISTY BIZARRE LAND OF NO COLOUR JUST DIFFERENT SHADES OF GREY)
JACK: Where am I?
(AN EXTREMELY PALE WOMAN DRAPED ALL IN WHITE STEPPED OUT OF THE GLOOM)
???: You're in She'ol young Psychic, it would seem your masters have sent you on your first trial.
JACK: but I don't even know what that means or what I am suppose to do.
???: That is for you to find out on your own, I am only here to advise.
JACK: Who are you?
???: I cannot remember my real name, but they call me The Oracle.
JACK: Who is they?
THE ORACLE: The powers that be, the higher ones, I am one of their many conduits.
JACK: What is this place?
THE ORACLE: You are in She'ol.
JACK: but what does that even mean?
THE ORACLE: She'ol is the entirety of what mortal call The Other Side, She'ol is the astral body or duplicate of the Earth, it is the sorting place where all spirits go before being allocated to elsewhere. You best be on your way young Psychic, the Shades will be along soon.
THE ORACLE: The Judges of She'ol they are the ones to decide which spirit goes where, if they get hold of you, you may end up elsewhere and you will be detached from your body and you will die.
(THE BRIGHT LIGHT BEGINS TO TURN DARK)
THE ORACLE: They are coming!
(THE ORACLE DISAPPEARED IN A CLOUD OF MIST)
(JACK BEGINS TO RUN AS CREATURES COMPOSED OF SHADOW BEGIN TO EMERGE FROM THE FLOOR)
(A HUGE GIANT SNAKE BEGAN TO SLITHER DOWN THE CORRIDOR TOWARDS JACK)
(HE BECAME FULL OF DREAD AND RAN AS FAST AS HE COULD)
(HE RUNS DOWN A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS CORRIDOR UNTIL HE COMES ACROSS A WARPED OUT OF PLACE DOORWAY)
(THE SHADES AND THE SNAKE ARE CHASING HIM, HIS CHEST BEGINS TO HURT AS HE PANICKED AS THEY GAINED ON HIM)
(HE RUSHES INTO THE DOORWAY AND SHUT IT IN THE SNAKES FACE)
(HE SNAKE BECAME STUCK AS HE STRUGGLED TO SHUT THE DOOR BEHIND HIM)
(HE PUNCHED THE SNAKE OVER AND OVER UNTIL IT FINALLY RETREATED AND JACK FIRMLY SHUT THE DOOR)
(HE PUT HIS BACK AGAINST THE DOOR A HE STRUGGLED TO CALM DOWN AND CATCH HIS BREATH)
(HE LOOKED INTO THE ROOM WHICH WAS ILLUMINATED IN A GREEN LIGHT)
(A CLOUD OF MIST APPEARS AND THE ORACLE EMERGES)
THE ORACLE: Well done! You have passed the first test.
JACK: That was a test!!? You could have warned me.
THE ORACLE: I did. You should be glad The Shades didn't grab you.
JACK: I was more worried about becoming dinner. Please get me out of here!
THE ORACLE: I cannot intervene, I am sorry.
JACK: You're sorry! I didn't ask to be sent to hell!
THE ORACLE: Oh poor boy, this isn't hell. This place is like a paradise compared to the lower realms.
JACK: You are joking right?
THE ORACLE: Joking? No, I do no such thing.
JACK: Okay. So what is next?
THE ORACLE: I cannot say, you must figure it out for yourself, as for now I take my leave.
JACK: No wait!!
(THE ORACLE DISAPPEARED)
JACK: Please don't leave me! For fuck sake! I swear when I get back they are going to regret doing this to me. My own fucking Grandma!
(JACK DROPPED TO THE FLOOR AND PLACED HIS HEAD IN HIS HANDS)
(JACK BEGAN TO CRY)
SWEET VOICE: Don't cry, you're heart will lead the way.
JACK: More voices in my head.
(JACK EXAMINES HIS SURROUNDINGS, THEY WERE MURALS UPON THE WALL)
(HE SAW A BEAUTIFUL ORNATE ANGEL)
JACK: Follow my heart eh?
(JACK WALKED TOWARDS THE ANGEL UPON THE WALL)
(HE TOUCHED THE ANGEL AND THE WALL BEGAN TO RUMBLE AND A DOORWAY APPEARED IN THE WALL)
JACK: Bingo! Thank you kind voice, whoever you are!
SWEET VOICE: You are welcome, young Mayfair.
(JACK WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR AND STEPS THROUGH)
(HE BEGINS TO TUMBLE FURIOUSLY THROUGH A WHITE VOID UNTIL HE HIT SOLID GROUND)
(HE PASSES OUT WHEN HE AWOKE HE WAS OUTSIDE SACRED GROUNDS BUT IT WAS DIFFERENT, LIKE A GHOST TOWN, EERIE, DEVOID OF ATMOSPHERE AND COLOUR, HE WAS STILL IN SHE'OL)
(JACK WALKED UPTO THE DOOR OF SACRED GROUNDS BUT THE DOOR BURNED TO THE TOUCH)
JACK: Oww! Damn door let me in!
(JACK BEGAN TO PACE BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS)
JACK: Think Jack think! THIS IS MY PROPERTY OPEN UP!!
(THE DOOR SWUNG UPON TO REVEAL A WARPED VERSION OF THE COFFEE SHOP, EVERYTHING WAS UPSIDE DOWN, THE TABLES AND CHAIRS WERE ABOVE HIM AND HE WAS WALKING ON THE CEILING)
JACK: Oh God, can it get any worse? At least there are no Giant Snakes trying to eat me.
JOYCE: Do you really think so?
JOYCE: Hello son.
(JACK BEGAN TO CRY AND WAIL AS TEARS STREAMED DOWN HIS FACE)
JACK: Are you real?
JOYCE: I don't know, does it matter?
(JACK RUSHED INTO JOYCE TO EMBRACE HER BUT FELL RIGHT THROUGH HER)
JACK: This is cruel! So very cruel, why can't I touch you? I want to hug you! I miss you so much everyday, it hurts so much!
JOYCE: I know son.
JACK: Are you a spirit?
JOYCE: I honestly don't know what I am or where I am, all I know is my memories. I don't even know how I got here.
JACK: You died.
JOYCE: I remember but that is the last thing I can recall.
JACK: Where is Dad and Janie? Are they not with you?
JOYCE: Your father wasn't supernatural he passed on and found peace, me however it would seem not.
JACK: and Janie?
(JOYCE SMILED AT JACK)
JOYCE: You will get your answers very soon, as for now you have a trial to pass.
JACK: Is this just another test, are you even here at all or are you just another illusion?
JOYCE: Search your heart you will find your answers.
JACK: It was you wasn't it? The voice that guided me.
JOYCE: Well I couldn't exactly let my only son get eaten by a giant snake could I?
(JACK FOCUSED WITH ALL HIS WILL AND HELD OUT HIS HAND TO HIS MOTHER)
(THEIR HANDS TOUCHED AND HE COULD FEEL HER)
JACK: Can you feel that?
(JACK FLEW INTO HIS MOTHER'S EMBRACE AND HE MELTED INTO HER)
JACK: Oh God! I miss you so much!
(JOYCE STROKED THE HAIR ON HIS HEAD)
JOYCE: I miss you too.
JACK: Will we see eachother again?
JOYCE: You are a Psychic son, you inherited that from me, your gifts can break down walls, if you wish it and if I wish it then yes, we can see eachother again.
(JACK SMILES AT HIS MOTHER)
(JOYCE TOUCHES HER SON'S FACE)
JOYCE: I have got to go now son, until we meet again. This isn't goodbye! I love you!
JACK: No!! Please don't go! Don't leave me again!
(JOYCE JUST STOOD THERE SMILING AS SHE FADED AWAY)
(JACK SNIFFED UP AND WIPED AWAY THE TEARS FROM HIS FACE AND LOOKED UP AT WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE CEILING BUT IT WAS THE FLOOR)
JACK: Thank you!
(JACK WALKED INTO THE CENTER OF THE ROOM, HE CLOSED HIS EYES AND FOCUSED VERY HARD AND HE IMAGINED THE ROOM TO BE THE WAY IT SHOULD BE, WHEN HE OPENED HIS EYES THE ROOM WAS BACK TO NORMAL)
(HE RUSHED BEHIND THE COUNTER AND FLIPPED THE SECRET SWITCH AND THE WALL RUMBLED TO REVEAL THE SECRET PASSAGE)
(HE RAN INTO THE GLOWING WHITE CORRIDOR, AS SOON AS HE ENTERS IT BEGAN TO TURN DARK AND STRANGE WORM LIKE CREATURES EMITING BLUE SPARKS BEGAN TO TUNNEL THROUGH INTO THE CORRIDOR THAT BEGAN TO TURN)
(JACK BEGAN TO FREAK OUT AS THE WORMS GOT CLOSER AND THE CORRIDOR BEGAN REVOLVING MORE QUICKLY, HE STRUGGLED TO KEEP HIS FOOTING AS HE RUSHED TOWARDS THE STONE FACE)
JACK: What was that damn word she used!?
JACK: Think Jack Think!! For fuck sake!
(THE ROOMS BEGAN WHIRLING EVEN QUICKER NOW AND THE WORMS BEGAN TO GIVE JACK ELECTRIC SHOCKS)
(JACK QUICKLY PLACES HIS HAND INSIDE THE WARPED VERSION OF THE STONE FACE)
(THE STONE FACE CAME TO LIFE AND SPOKE)
LAPIDIS FACIEM: Well done young one. Now give the word of entry to the Lapidis Faciem!
LAPIDIS FACIEM: Congratulations you have completed your first trial! You may enter!
(THE WORMS DISAPPEARED AND THE ROOM STOPPED SPINNING, THE MOUTH OF THE LAPIDIS FACIEM OPENED WIDE TO REVEAL ANOTHER DOORWAY FULL OF LIGHT)
(JACK STEPS INTO THE LIGHT)
(HE REEMERGES IN THE WIDE OPEN SPACE OF THE ARCANUM)
(HE LOOKS BEHIND HIM AND NOTICES THE SHADOWS TAKING SHAPE AND A SWARM OF SHADES COME AFTER HIM)
(HE RUNS AS FAST AS HE CAN DOWN THE LONG ROOM AND INTO THE BACK ROOM WHERE HE SEES HIS BODY)
(HE LAYS HIS HANDS UPON HIS BODY AND LURCHES FORWARD AS HE IS FORCED BACK INTO HIS REAL BODY)
JEANNIE: Breathe! Breathe!
SONJA: So you are back? Congratulations.
JACK: You are all sick! Get the hell away from me!
(JACK SHOOTS HIS GRANDMA A DIRTY LOOK)
JACK: I cannot believe you put me through that! Do you know what I went through? What I had to do just to come back here? You did that!
JEANNIE: I went through it as did Sonja, although it is never quite the same, everyone's experience is different.
JACK: I got chased by fucking giant snakes and shadows, stuck in a revolving corridor.
(SONJA STARTED TO GIGGLE)
JACK: Don't you dare fucking laugh at me! You did this to me you little bitch! Get the hell away from me!
JEANNIE: Sonja, please!
(SONJA ROLLED HER EYES AND WALKED AWAY)
JACK: I saw Mom!
JACK: I saw Mom, was it really her?
JEANNIE: You was in She'ol so it most probably was her. What did she say?
JACK: She told me she loved me.
JEANNIE: I am so sorry Jack but the worst is over, the first trial is always the worst.
JACK: You don't get it, I don't want this at all.
JEANNIE: You will when your powers manifest.
JACK: I would have died in that place if it wasn't for Mom. I can never forgive you for this, that was Hell.
JEANNIE: Believe me dearie, that was not Hell.
JACK: She said the same thing.
JACK: The woman in white.
JEANNIE: You spoke with The Oracle?
JACK: Yes but she didn't exactly help or say much, just a load of cryptic nonsense.
JEANNIE: Your second trial will begin soon, you will enjoy this one.
JACK: Did you not hear me? I want out of here. Unless I am a prisoner?
JEANNIE: Of course not but if you do leave without completing the trials then I will have no choice but to erase your memory.
JACK: So be it.
JEANNIE: You would throw away the memory of being reunited with your Mom?
(JACK LOOKED SHOCKED AND OPEN-MOUTHED AT HIS GRANDMOTHER)
JACK: That is a low blow even for you, fine! What is this damn trial? If you send me to Hell again I swear to God, I will disown you, I will fire you from your job and I will throw you out of MY house. Do you understand?
JEANNIE: Of course but that won't happen, like I said the worst is over the trials from now on are practical. Your second trial will be Telekinesis.
JEANNIE: Yes, are you excited?
JACK: I would be lying if I said no but I am still extremely pissed at you and you better keep your little freak away from me too.
JEANNIE: Sonja is not a freak, she is special and she was just following orders.
JACK: I don't care she is the one who laid her hands upon me and sent me to the place, I want nothing to do with her.
JEANNIE: Fair enough, then it will be me who guides you then.
(JASMINE MATERIALISES WITHIN THE ARCANUM, SHE IS WEAK AND DRAINED, SHE BEGINS TO FEEL FEINT BUT FELICITY CATCHES HER)
JEANNIE: I thought you were resting?
JASMINE: They know...
JEANNIE: What do you mean they know?
JASMINE: The Council know that I am a Witch.
JEANNIE & FELICITY: What!!?
JASMINE: Calm down, it's okay, they were surprisingly accepting.
JEANNIE: Calm down! Our whole operation is in jeopardy, centuries of secrecy broken and you expect us to calm down!?
JASMINE: They only know about me, they don't know about any of this, the coven or the Psychics.
JEANNIE: and how did they find out?
JASMINE: Megan saw me at the hospital.
JEANNIE: I find it very hard to believe that they just accepted that.
JASMINE: They want to use my power to rid the town of Vampires.
JEANNIE: and the penny drops...
JASMINE: but we want the same thing...to protect Gallows Hill.
JEANNIE: How many of them know?
JASMINE: Probably all of them.
JEANNIE: Then me and Sonja have a very big job to do.
JASMINE: Please just see what happens before you go around erasing everyone's memory.
JEANNIE: You really trust them?
JEANNIE: Then on your head be it but if one of them makes a move against us, we will take them out and I don't care who is it.
JASMINE: Even if it is a friend?
JEANNIE: Yes, our secret legacy is more important than a simple friendship.
(FELICITY LOOKS AT THE NOTE IN JASMINE'S HAND)
FELICITY: What is that?
JASMINE: I don't know, it was left for me in the Vampire's nest. I haven't read it yet.
FELICITY: Then open it.
(JASMINE OPENS THE NOTE AND GASPS)
JEANNIE: What does it say?
(JASMINE STARTS CRYING)
JASMINE: They have Sophia!!
FELICITY: What!!? (Shocked)
JASMINE: They say they want me to cast a certain spell for them in exchange for her safe return.
FELICITY: What spell?
JASMINE: They want Daylight Rings.
The Old Church
(DAWN IS BREAKING NEAR THE OLD CHURCH AND OLIVIA BEGINS TO SIZZLE)
(OLIVIA GRABS MILES AND IN VAMP-SPEED RUSH INTO THE RUINS OF THE OLD CHURCH)
OLIVIA: I need to go to ground otherwise I will die and it won't be pretty.
MILES: Don't worry I used to play here as a child all the time.
OLIVIA: Your point?
(MILES WALKS OVER TO THE ANCIENT ALTAR AND FLIPS A SWITCH)
(MILES SMILED AT OLIVIA)
OLIVIA: I could kiss you right now!
(THE ALTAR MOVED TO REVEAL A STAIRCASE THAT LED DOWN INTO THE GROUND)
MILES: Quick let's get down there before you fry!
(OLIVIA AND MILES ENTER THE SECRET CHAMBER)
(MILES TRIPS AND FALLS BUT OLIVIA CATCHES HIM)
(THEY BRUSH UP CLOSE AND LOOK AT EACHOTHER FOR A MINUTE, MILES STROKES THE SIDE OF OLIVIA FACE AND SHE GIVES INTO TEMPTATION AND KISSES HIM, SHOCKWAVES OF SHEER EXCITEMENT RUSH THROUGH MILES' BODY)
(SHE PULLS AWAY AND SMILES AFFECTIONATELY AT HIM AS THE ALTAR MOVES BACK INTO PLACE LEAVING THE ROOM IN ALMOST COMPLETE DARKNESS)
(THEY GO RIGHT BACK INTO THE CORNER AND THEY LIE ON THE FLOOR TOGETHER FACE TO FACE, OLIVIA WAS STROKING MILES FACE, HE REACHED OUT FOR HER HAND, THEY HELD HANDS AND EMBRACED, OLIVIA TURNED OVER AND PUSHED HERSELF BACK INTO MILES' CHEST AND THEY FELL ASLEEP TOGETHER IN EACHOTHERS ARMS)
The Outskirts of Town
(A WOMAN IN A RED CONVERTIBLE IS SEEN DRIVING INTO TOWN, SHE IS BLONDE , HAS BRIGHT RED LIPS AND WEARS A FUR COAT, SHE SMILES)
???: Soon, you bitch! Very fucking soon!
(SHE LAUGHES AS SHE DRIVES DOWN THE HILL INTO THE TOWN BEFORE STOPPING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE BAR AND GRILL)
(CALEB AND DILLON ARE ON A HIGH HILLTOP LOOKING DOWN UPON THE TOWN)
DILLON: Have you found him?
CALEB: Not yet, but I will. I promise you.
DILLON: Angel will be back in her Human form now won't she?
CALEB: That is generally how it works.
DILLON: Call me if you see or hear anything...I won't stop until I have my children back home, Human or Werefox my daughter is still my daughter, do you understand?
(THE EARTH BEGAN TO RUMBLE AND A BLUE LIGHT ERUPTED IN THE SKY BEHIND THEM)
(DILLON AND CALEB TURNED AROUND SWIFTLY TO SEE WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON)
CALEB: What the fuck!!
(A BLUE SWIRLING VORTEX APPEARED ABOVE THEIR HEADS AND A BLONDE WOMAN GRASPING A BROOM FELL FROM THE SKY.) (THE BLONDE CURLY HAIRED WOMAN GRACEFULLY LANDED ON HER FEET FROM A 60ft DROP INFRONT OF CALEB AND DILLON, BLUE SPARKS ERUPTED FROM HER HANDS AND HER EYES TURNED BLACK)
???: Well isn't this just dandy!?
to be continued in Another World