MEANWHILE

KEVIN

Welp, backtracking It is.

ORA

Just hurry back. I have to tell you

about the-

ISTEN

Kevin! Here!

Take this with you for luck. You

never know when you might need It.

SPIRIT

(whinnies)

KEVIN

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa girl! Easy,

easy, easy...

What is It?

ISTEN

It’s for luck.

KEVIN

Well, It looks like...is It a dead

bee?

ISTEN

It’s not.

ORA

In a Jar? Is It alive?

KEVIN

Well... I don’t think so, it’s not

moving.

Oh! I think It might be glowing a

little...

KARRAS

Stop! Don’t open that....

KEVIN

There It goes, now it’s moving! Oh,

It has wings!!

SPIRIT

(Neighs)

KEVIN

Woah, woah! Eah! Spirit. Ah. Sprit

Stop!

ORA

Kevin!

KARRAS

I’ll get him!

KEVIN

Spirit. Spirit Stop!

SPIRIT! RELAX! YOU’RE FINE!

KARRAS

HOLD ON!

KEVIN

NO KIDDING! I’M TRYING TO STOP

HER!! Spirit, what’s wrong?!

KARRAS

It WAS THE WISP! SHE WON’T STOP.

KEVIN

What?!

KARRAS

HANG ON!!

KEVIN

Now, listen, I understand that

you... that I may have upset you

before. I know that. And, I - I

apologize. I shouldn’t have doubted

you. Now, can you, can you please

STOP RUNNING?! Not good enough huh?

What do you want, huh? You and Ora

are best friends. And, and it’s

like you don’t even try to get to

know me.

KARRAS

SHE’S GONE! SHE WON’T STOP.

KEVIN

Don’t, don’t listen to Karras. He’s

he’s very angry. Unlike me who is

actually very, very nice. And I’m

very very calm.

SPIRIT

(Whinnies)

KEVIN

OUCH! Ugh... my nose! Okay, OKAY,

maybe I have not tried to get to

know him very well either... I get

It, there’s enough blame to go

around.

But but, at least I’m trying!!!

Honestly! And, and you gotta’, you

gotta’ meet me halfway.

...and

you...just...WON’T...STOP...RUNNING

! UGh!!... AAAAAA

KARRAS

KEVIN! GIVE ME YOUR HA.....! UGH!

KEVIN

Karras!! No...

Spirit does not stop.

KEVIN (CONT'D)

Spirit, we really gotta’ stop. We

really got to stop now!

I think Karras might be dead!

YOU STUPID PILE OF SHIT HORSE! THEY

NEED OUR HELP!!

KEVIN (CONT'D)

FINE!!

Oh, this is gonna’ hurt.

Unhhhhh..., I was right...oh hurt.

IMOGEN

(Whinnies)

KEVIN

Karras! Kar...oh... BLAH!

Hey, hey Karras! Hey, hey Karras.

Come on, buddy! Come on. Oh, well,

good, at least you’re breathing. Oh

no...

Shhhh! Shhh! It’s alright, You need

to quiet down! shhhh, We can’t

attract this much attention.

Shhh...shhhh. Gooood boy. Good boy.

I’m just going to cover your head.

It’s alright, shhh. Okay, Good boy.

IMOGEN

(Panics)

KEVIN

Woah! Shhhhh, Your alright, your

alright your alight, woah woah boy!

I got ya’. I got ya’. Okay. Now

Let me see that....Let me see that

leg.

Oh no...Thats... Thats... oh, easy

boy... That, that does not look

good at all.

Oh no...Shhh! Shhh!! You have to be

quiet. There’s really nothing I can

do boy... Let me get... Let me get

a closer look at It.

The horse gets even louder and more agitated when Kevin tries

to touch It.

KEVIN (CONT'D)

Ughhhh... shhhh...I’m so sorry

boy... I’m gonna...

LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

IMOGEN

(panic)

KEVIN

No..no, no, no, no, no, no.

Be quiet! Be quiet!! You need to

stop!!!

Please!! Please

IMOGEN

(panic)

KEVIN

I’m sorry! I’m so sorry! I can’t! I

can’t I have to go. I’m sorry....

Karras! Karras, you need to get up!

Karras We’ve got to GO! KARRAS!!!

UGHH. (Crying)

IMOGEN

(Crying)

KEVIN

Come on...come on... Come on.

KARRAS

(grunts weakly)

(MORE)

KEVIN

Karras. Hey, are you okay?

(less sure)

You’re okay right? Right?

KARRAS

(another weak grunt)

KEVIN

Listen, listen we’ve got to hide.

There’s a... There’s a gully right

over there! Come on, come on get

up!!! You got to get up.

KEVIN (CONT'D)

GET UP, YOU FAT TUB OF CHICKEN

FAT!!

KARRAS

(groggy, half conscious)

Ughh...

KEVIN

DAMN It!!

I’m sorry...I’m sorry.

KARRAS

Imogen?

KEVIN

Hey, look, If you’re not gonna’

walk, you have to keep quiet.

KARRAS

W-where... Where?

KEVIN

Karras, listen to me. You need to

stop talking. We’re almost safe

alright.

KARRAS

Imogen!

KEVIN

Shhhhh

KARRAS

Aaaag, my knee!

KEVIN

Shhhh. Listen, you must have gotten

hurt when Imogen went down.

KEVIN (CONT'D)

Don’t move, I’m going to get you

safe, just...Just stay quiet. Come

on.

KARRAS

No! I need to get to Imogen.

KEVIN

Stop squirming! We’re almost to the

gully. Just a... Come on...Just a

few...more...feet.

LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

KARRAS

NO!! Let...me...go.

KEVIN

Aaaaaa. Oof..

KARRAS

Arrrgh!

KEVIN

Stop! You can’t... You can’t even

walk. Thats not some small

corrupted. You...You can’t help!

KARRAS

Don’t care. Imogen’s hurt!

AAAAAAAAAA.

Get off!

KEVIN

There’s nothing...you can do!

KARRAS

I’ll kill you!! I’ll kill you!!

KEVIN

I know, and I’m sorry, I’m so

sorry.

KARRAS

You can’t stop me!

KEVIN

Will you please shut up? You’re

going to get us killed!

KARRAS

I’d rather die fighting than cower

like a rat.

KEVIN

That makes one of us. Ugh!

KARRAS

AAAAAAAAA

KEVIN

Hold on!

KEVIN (CONT'D)

Now... Now stay!

KARRAS

I need to get Imogen!

KEVIN

You can’t hel... Oof....

(Gasping and coughing)

Karras...?! Ka...

KARRAS

The monster...The Monster...it’s

over there. My bow.. it’s broken...

KEVIN

It’s as big as a house...

KARRAS

Imogen... (Crying) Imogen. Imogen

KEVIN

I’m sorry, I‘m so so sorry. Don't

watch...please...don't...

KARRAS

You saved me...thank you for

that...

SCENE BRAKE

WILZU

Hey. Hey!

KEVIN

(groan)

WILZU

You’re awfully alive for a dead

person. Wake up if you’re gonna’.

(Puuffff)

KEVIN

What?! What are--!

WILZU

Shhhhhh. That thing is still out

there. Sleeping, just like you two.

Where’s is your shirt?

WILZU (CONT'D)

Shhhhh. I watched the whole thing.

Your friend here is quite a

fighter. Figured It was better to

wake you up first. (Laughs) What’s

your name?

KEVIN

Kevin. And this is Karras.

WILZU

Well, Kevin, it’s time for you two

to leave here. Follow me.

KEVIN

Wait!!

WILZU

Not on your life.

KEVIN

Hey, Karras. Hey...big Guy...wake

up.

We’ve got to move. We’ve got to

follow this guy. But quietly.

Hey! Where did you go?! HEY!

WILZU

Will you shut up! Use your eyes!

KEVIN

I don’t see you.

WILZU

(sighs)

Walk towards my voice and look for

a hole in the hill.

KEVIN

Hey, let me help.

(MORE)

KARRAS

No! Get away.

KEVIN

Fine! You’re only going to hurt

yourself worse. See if I care!

WILZU

Here. Over here.

KEVIN

How did...? How did we not see

that...?

WILZU

You were too busy bringing

distraction to me! Thanks for that!

KEVIN

I meant now. I couldn’t see It

looking right at It.

WILZU

Because I am smart and you are not.

Now come in before that thing comes

looking for seconds

Woah! Wipe your feet!

KEVIN

Oh...

WILZU

Were you raised in a swamp?

KEVIN

sorry...

Well, this is....umm....nice, I

guess.

WILZU

Nice? It’s not supposed to be nice.

It’s a cave.

KEVIN

More like a cavern. Seems to go on

for quite a while.

Wait...Wait, so you were here...ten

feet from us...and didn’t even

offer to help?!

WILZU

I’m helping you now, ain’t I? Plus,

earlier you two seemed dead set on

being that things lunch.

WILZU (CONT'D)

Although...seeing you without a

shirt might have put It off it’s

appetite. (Laughing) Right...

hahaha.

KEVIN

Well that seems uncalled for. Uh...

What’s your name?

WILZU

I’m Wilzu.

KEVIN

And you live here?

WILZU

I’m not gonna’ tell you where I

live. I just met you! And Gnomes

are notoriously tight-lipped about

their homes. The whereabouts of a

gnome home is a closely guarded

secret.

KEVIN

Oh, sooo... You don’t live in here

some place?

WILZU

Uh, no. I live far away... in...

Far... Farthers... berg.

Farthersberg.

KEVIN

You live in... Farthersberg?

WILZU

So Kraven...

KEVIN

That’s not...

WILZU

Whatever.

Knee bothering you?

KARRAS

(Grunts)

WILZU

Hehehe, well it’s a good thing. If

you’d had your full strength you

woulda’ beat this little fella’

easy...and I’d wager you’d both be

dead.

KEVIN

Little fella’? You’re like two feet

tall!

WILZU

Yeah, you’re the small one, and I’m

the adorable one.

KEVIN

Right. Sure.

Listen, do you have any food?

KARRAS

Food...

WILZU

Oh, sure! Like I just keep food in

this cave that I absolutely DO NOT

LIVE IN.

KEVIN

But there’s a door mat...

WILZU

So? I didn’t put It there, I just

have the good graces to use It!

KEVIN

Ow! Stop that!

WILZU

You stop that!

KEVIN

Shhhh!! You’ve gotta stop making...

WILZU

Oh! So now you’re gonna tell me to

be quiet?

KEVIN

Well...you made a good point. We

really should be quiet.

WILZU

We are perfectly safe in her. Trust

me.

KEVIN

Which you know...because you live

here.

WILZU

Ummm... No... I know because I’ve

got Mr. Pale-N-Hairy here to

protect me.

KARRAS

Where’s Spirit...?

KEVIN

I had to jump off her. She wouldn’t

stop.

KARRAS

(Grunts)

WILZU

(humph). You two can stay with

me....in this random cave I found.

At least for tonight.

KEVIN

(to Karras)

See? It’s going to be Okay.

We can figure out what to do

tomorrow. Wilzu! Can help his leg

heal?

WILZU

Yes!...Of course. I can do

that...That’s a thing I can do?

Along with everything else.

If you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna’ try

and find a place to piss. I think,

but I may be wrong because I don't

live her... there’s a place right

over there

KEVIN

Yeah, sure. How convenient in this

random cave....

KARRAS

Spirit was not your horse...Imogen

was my horse. Without him, I have

nothing.

KEVIN

What about Isten? The Chosen One?

KARRAS

He may be chosen...but he’s no

Imogen. He was my best friend.

KEVIN

Well, we can stay hidden in here

for now. Recover a bit, then we’ll

meet up with Ora and Isten and...

KARRAS

Doesn’t matter. None of It matters

now.

KEVIN

Alright, so maybe Isten isn’t your

best friend, but what about the

Prophecy?

WILZU

You’re never gonna’ believe what I

found just sitting on a rock back

there...

KEVIN

You have got to be kidding me.

WILZU

I don’t kid about tea.

What...what is that around your

neck?

KEVIN

Huh? Oh, this?

A...uhm...friend gave It to me.

It’s a bird.

WILZU

Some friend. It looks like a fish.

A very ugly fish.

KEVIN

Hey! You know what...?

WILZU

How do you take your tea, Kraven?

KARRAS

Keep your tea.

WILZU

Got It. Two sugars.

(MORE)

KARRAS

You don’t know what this feels

like!

WILZU

Look, I don’t have any family. Ya’

know? I live alone.

Somewhere else.

Anyway, I don’t have anybody to

love. And I don’t have anybody who

loves me...anymore. I’m just a

lonely, old gnome. But I’m an old

gnome who knows a thing or two. And

one thing I know is this: What

you’re feeling right now? That’s

love.

KARRAS

It’s not love! It’s pain!

WILZU

*humph*

KEVIN

Hey, He just watched his best

friend get eaten.

WILZU

Look, love isn’t always a good

feeling. Sometimes love makes you

hurt worse than you ever thought

you could. You think it’s easer to

mend physical pain right?

KARRAS

(Grunts)

WILZU

Well, there is no different in how

you treat love and how we will heal

your knee. The pain your feeling

now, is telling you something has

happened. It stings, and burns, but

you can’t ignore It, or It will

only make things worse. Even

cleaning It can make It feel worse

but it’s necessary. Right now you

can think of only the last chapter

of your friends story. *Humph*.

That will change and you will think

of the other parts of the story. It

still hurts? Yes. But as long as

you take It easy It will heal.

WILZU (CONT'D)

It may never be the same, It may

never be as strong, but you will

move again. And yes you’ll be left

with a scar just like any other

wound. But like any other wound It

will remind you that something

happened and in this case, It was

love.

KEVIN

I’m umm...I’m going to go see if

that thing is still out there.

WILZU

What? What? Why?!

KEVIN

Cause I want to, alright?!

WILZU

Okay, fine. Yeeesh. You’re awfully

touchy for a guy who runs around

topless. But listen, if that thing

sees you, don’t you dare lead It

back here...

Strange guy.

KARRAS

Why do you live alone?

WILZU

What? How do you know that?

KARRAS

You just said.

WILZU

Oh...I wasn’t sure anyone was

listening.

I live alone...because I want to

live alone.

KARRAS

Not true.

WILZU

Okay...then I live alone because I

have to live alone.

KARRAS

Why?

WILZU

Wh-What’s with the questions?

You’re worse then the little fella!

KARRAS

Maybe I should live alone.

WILZU

Sure. Listen, some people live

alone ‘cause they want to. And some

people do It...cause... because

they don’t stay off there bad

knee... Believe me, its much less

painful to heal...

I think you’d get very lonely.

KEVIN

Uh-hu, it’s gone.

WILZU

WIPE YOUR FEET!

KEVIN

Sorry, sorry! For a little...

WILZU

(Clears throat)

KEVIN

I mean...an adorable guy, you sure

can get loud.

WILZU

Well...I think that’s the nicest

thing anyone has said to me in a

very long time.

KEVIN

You're...welcome?

Karras! You’re going to make your

leg worse! You need to rest.

Karras, where are you going? It’s

almost totally dark!

KARRAS

To heal.

WILZU

That’s precisely why you shouldn’t

be hopping around, Terrance!

KEVIN

His name is...oh, never mind.

WILZU

Now where are YOU going?!

KEVIN

Don’t worry about It!

WILZU

Well...wait just a moment!

KEVIN

Wait for what?!

WILZU

At least take this lantern so you

can find your way back!

KEVIN

Really?

WILZU

I mean, if you want. Doesn’t matter

to me, either way. Just don’t want

you dying on my...er...this

doorstep.

KEVIN

You are a lot nicer then you let

on...

WILZU

Be quiet!

KEVIN

Hey.... I blocked It...

WILZU

Congratulations... I’m going

inside...

KARRAS

(Grunts in pain.)

KEVIN

Hey! Here, let me help you.

KARRAS

I can do It!

KEVIN

Well...then you help me, whatever

makes you feel better.

You okay now?

KARRAS

(Grunts)

KARRAS (CONT'D)

It’s raining.

KEVIN

I hadn’t noticed.

KARRAS

There’s...there’s not much left.

KEVIN

I’m so sorry...there was nothing we

could do...

KARRAS

(Crying)

KEVIN

Karras...stop. STOP! You’re going

to hurt yourself.

KARRAS

He needs... He needs to be buried!

He-he was my best friend!

KEVIN

I know that, but...

KARRAS

My only friend!!

KEVIN

I know.

KARRAS

What are you doing?

KEVIN

I didn’t save you just so you could

die out here digging a grave.

C’mon, let’s do this.

KARRAS

But you have no shirt...

KEVIN

Meh. It’s around here some place.

KARRAS

But you...you did not even like

him! And there’s blood, and mud,

and rain...

KEVIN

Huh...I hadn’t noticed.

END OF EPISODE 12