IN THE LAND OF AARU PART 2

GODRICK

(sighs)

I’m...I’m so sorry. Sorry for

everything. Sorry I wasn’t a better

son...sorry I couldn’t save you.

At least Ora and Edmund did a nice

job on your...uh...graves. I always

loved this old oak tree. I think

you both would have liked It

here...

So...umm...I’m gonna’ head to

Shadow Run. You said to do

that...if anything happened...

Anyway...it’s already midday so we

wont get too far before we camp, I

said to wait until tomorrow, but

Ora insisted, and you know Ora,

when she makes up her mind...

Aaaaah!! This is so STUPID! Who am

I even talking to? You can’t hear

me, you’re DEAD! Your dead and

BURIED!!

And I’m still here. Why? For what?

Ora says I’m the “Chosen One,” that

I should feel honored or special

or... but I don’t want any of

that...I just want my parents back.

Ugh, It couldn’t be me, anyway...I

can’t do magic. No matter what she

says she saw, she’s wrong. Besides,

if I had magic, I would have been

able to save you both

somehow...somehow.

And it’s not like you wouldn’t have

told me, right?

Too late to ask now. I miss you

both so much.

I don’t know what I’m gonna’ do.

I’ll go to Shadow Run...after

that...

GODRICK (CONT'D)

Well...I do know one thing, I’m not

gonna’ waste any more time on this

Chosen One stuff. Leave that for

some gasser looking to play hero.

I’m not sure the world deserves to

be saved anyway.

AMA

Godrick...? Are you alright?

GODRICK

Yes, yes I...I...I’m fine

ORA

Spirit stay here.

GODRICK

(softly, to his parents)

May Stisha grant you safe

crossing...I love you, mom. Dad.

AMA

We heard you shouting. I’m a big

fan of shouting.

GODRICK

Well, I wanted to be sure they

could hear me.

ORA

Hey, did we do an okay job? Dad and

I did our best and--

GODRICK

Oh, no no you did great. Thank you.

Really. Thank you both.

EDMUND

Your parents would have done the

same for us. Are you, uh, sure you

want to leave? After everything

you’ve been through...

GODRICK

No, I want to be with my family.

I’ve never met my aunt, but she’s

the only family I’ve got now. I

made a promise to my parents.

EDMUND

Sure, sure. Of course.

Well, umm...here, come see what Ama

packed in Spirit’s bags. She’s got

enough supplies for a month’s

journey, much less the six days It

takes to ride to Shadow Run.

And...uh...there’s something I want

to show you.

AMA

Ora, wait a moment.

ORA

What?

AMA

Wait...

ORA

What is It?

AMA

I want you to know something. I am

so proud of you...

ORA

I know, Grandma...

AMA

Ora! I am so proud of you and I’m

proud that you’ve placed your faith

in the Prophecy. My mother handed

that faith down to me and I’ve

handed It down to you. But

Godrick...

ORA

Grandma, he is...

AMA

Just listen to me!!

ORA

Sorry...

AMA

But Godrick does not believe the

way that you do. And with

everything he’s been through...

He’s...he’s more fragile then you

understand...You’re going to need

to look out for him. You...

Just...Just take care of him.

ORA

Grandma, don’t worry. I will.

AMA

And...and take care of yourself.

ORA

I will...I always do.

EDMUND

...so, even with potential delays,

I don’t think you’ll have anything

to worry about.

GODRICK

No, this is...amazing. We’ll eat

like kings. Thank you...for

everything.

EDMUND

Don’t thank me, this was all Ama’s

doing. There is...one more thing...

Here we go.

GODRICK

My father’s sword!

EDMUND

We found It when we...took care of

things. The sheath is a little

worse for wear, but the sword...

GODRICK

...looks incredible. Did you...?

EDMUND

I may have cleaned It up a bit;

it’s a beautiful weapon.

GODRICK

(Chuckling) Dad always said mom and

I were the only things in this

world he loved more than this

sword... Thank you, Edmund.

EDMUND

You’re welcome, lad. I know George

would have wanted you to have It.

Carry It with pride.

AMA

You had better not be eating the

supplies, Edmund!

EDMUND

We’re not Ama!

If I had, I’d have to go with you.

AMA

How are you two getting on?

Everything in order?

GODRICK

Yes. Everything looks great. I’m

ready.

ORA

Good! We should get going. At this

point, we’re only going to get

three leagues from here, if we’re

lucky...

EDMUND

It’s about six days ride to Shadow

Run, wouldn’t It be better to set

off in the morning...?

AMA

Edmund, Spirit is packed and

they’re ready to go...so let them.

EDMUND

Fine, fine. So, who rides first?

ORA

We’ll just walk for. Save Spirit

for the moment.

GODRICK

Sounds good to me.

ORA

I’ll be back, Father. Don’t worry.

EDMUND

Telling me not to worry is like

telling the wind not to blow...

ORA

I know...But you know I had to try.

EDMUND

I love you so much.

ORA

I love you to dad.

EDMUND

I may have my doubts about all

this...but I believe in you Ora.

ORA

Thank you

EDMUND

Now go! Get out of here, the

farther you get before It gets dark

the better. Less chance of me

coming after you!

GODRICK

Bye! Thanks for everything.

ORA

We’ll send word when we can!

AMA

Goodbye. Be safe. We love you.

EDMUND

(calling after them as

they walk off)

Godrick, you take care of my

daughter. And Ora...keep him alive

long enough to do It!

2 SCENE BRAKE 2

HAL

Ugh! It is far too late in the

evening for this nonsense! Hand

over the child!

ANNETTE

He’s just a boy; he’s of no danger

to anyone!

MALCOME

Dad, I’m sorry.

VORLAUF

We have heard evidence he’s magic.

ANNETTE

Rumors! Unfounded gossip from

soulless people!

JASPER

Then why did we and all these fine

village-folk find you on the road,

sneaking away from town in the dead

of night?

LINUS

I won’t let you and your child put

the rest of us at risk! These men

are here for our protection.

ARTHUR

Linus, you canary fink!

LINUS

I witnessed the magic myself,

sire, just two fortnights ago.

VORLAUF

There, you see? Hardly a rumor.

ANNETTE

What are you doing? Don't go near

him.

JASPER

Quiet! Or you’ll be made quiet!

VORLAUF

What is your name?

VORLAUF (CONT'D)

It’s alright... It's alright,

child. I won’t hurt you.

Now child, what is your name?

MALCOLM

Malcolm, s-sir.

VORLAUF

I knew a Malcolm once. He was a

very brave man; he had bright green

eyes. What color eyes do you have?

MALCOLM

Blue.

VORLAUF

May I see? You can see my eyes, if

you like. I’ve always been told

mine are a dull gray, like old

steel.

MALCOLM

I can see them, sir...they look

nice to me.

VORLAUF

You are kind. My mother was always

fond of my eyes, too.

VORLAUF (CONT'D)

He’s a good lad. Kind. And those

eyes...

VILLAGERS

(Mutter)

VORLAUF

Villagers! We all know how

dangerous the magic can be.

It’s best the child comes with us.

ANNETTE

No! You’ll have to kill me!

ARTHUR

And me!

JASPER

If you insist...

TOWNSPERSON

(Scream)

JASPER

What...?

TOWNSPERSON

Corrupted!!

VORLAUF

Defend yourselves! Ugh!

LINUS

It’s a Corrupted! Run Run

TOWNSPERSON 2

Everybody, in to the forest! Take

Cover.

ARTHUR

Look Out!

ANNETTE

PROTECT MALC...

ARTHUR

NOOO!!

ANNETTE

AAAA...

ARTHUR

NOOOO!!!1

JASPER

COME HERE, BOY!

MALCOLM

Let me go!!

HAL

Watch yourself, Jasper! It’s comin’

for ya’!

JASPER

Die, beast!

HAL

S’got scales!

ANN

And no eyes! Jasper, aim for

the...TAIL!!

JASPER

Nooo....Aaaaaggghhhhhh!!

VORLAUF

Protect the child! It’s after the

child!!

ANN

Aaaahh!

HAL

Oooof! Nobody Move!

ARTHUR

No! MALCOLM!!

HAL

Get away from the boy!

ARTHUR

Please...leave us be...

I’m Sorry mom. Father!!

ARTHUR

Malcolm...run...

MALCOLM

Gahh! AAAAAAAA

ARTHUR

Malcolm!!!

VORLAUF

Hal, the child!

HAL

The Lusus Naturae, sir.

Took him in his jaws...he’s surely

dead.

VORLAUF

Another one...claimed by one of

those things.

How many have we lost?

Find out...now!

HAL

Yes, sir.

ARTHUR

Annette...

My dearest Annette...

My boy...

VORLAUF

Villager. The Lusus Naturae, or

corrupted as you call It, feed off

the magic. Magic that broke this

land in two. We are here to protect

you! And now you know why. You

tried to save your child, and now

you’ve lost him...and your wife.

ARTHUR

This is all your fault, Linus!

LINUS

You’re the traitor!

ARTHUR

Ahhhh.

VILLAGERS

(Gasp)

LINUS

Traitor. You saw! He was a traitor!

VORLAUF

Stirring.

ANN

Sir, may I point out we are short a

few men now?

VILLAGERS

(grunts)

ANN

Fuller...

LINUS

It’s Linus. I’m a fuller by trade.

ANN

You fended yourself well against

the Lusus Naturae and showed no

remorse to the grieving widower.

Methinks you’ll fit in perfectly as

my apprentice. If you are so

inclined to join, of course?

LINUS

I...why, yes.

ANN

Good. The pay is low but the

adventure is high.

VORLAUF

Hal, pay the fuller. For his first

week. He’s earned It.

LINUS

Thank you!

VORLAUF

Thank me with your blood and sweat,

fuller. That’s all I ask. Mount up

and let’s ride.

3 SCENE BRAKE 3

GODRICK

Ugh! Stop doing that!

ORA

Ha, I think Spirit likes you.

GODRICK

Ugh, I wish she liked me less.

Spirit! Stop!

ORA

Ugh! What’s that smell?

GODRICK

I think its the horse. Oats will do

that to you.

ORA

No, seriously. You smell that?

GODRICK

Oh, now I do. It’s almost like...

ORA

Blood. Come on. Hyah

GODRICK

No, Ora! Wait!!

ORA

Oh no...

GODRICK

I’m going to be sick.

ORA

Lusus Naturae.

GODRICK

A corrupted did this?

ORA

What else could? These people are

ripped apart, and these claw marks

on the ground...? And look!

ugh...I...don’t want to imagine

what happened to this one. Look at

his jerkin! I remember It. He was

one of the Vigiles who attacked

your family!

GODRICK

Your right. One of the men I fought

was wearing one...or one just like

It. But he’s the only one dressed

that way. What about these others?

ORA

Must be villagers.

GODRICK

Let’s get out of here, Ora.

ORA

this is...I wasn’t...I couldn’t

have expected this...

GODRICK

Me either.

ORA

It’s...it’s just...

GODRICK

Come on. Let’s keep going...

ORA

Yeah. Spirit, come on girl. Lets

go.

GODRICK

Ora, if the Prophecy is fulfilled

It means the corrupted will

disappear, right?

ORA

Yes. Along with the Vigiles.

GODRICK

And if I am the Chosen One, all

this carnage and awfulness could

stop, once and for all?

ORA

Yes. The Chosen One will protect

the realm and peace and prosperity

will reign once again.

GODRICK

I didn’t tell you the other day,

but when I was unconscious, right

before I woke up, I had a dream I

was the Chosen One. Everything felt

so real. I saw myself...I saw

myself saving everyone.

ORA

Ha! Of corse you did, because you

are the Chosen One, Godrick. One

Dream. That cinches It. The Chosen

One can’t walk, you’re riding from

here on out! Your horse, my liege.

I shall walk from here.

GODRICK

Why, thank you citizen.

ORA

Let me help you up.

GODRICK

Well, if you insist. As a reward,

I will allow you to look after my

amulet!

ORA

Such an honor your Chosen-ness!

GODRICK

Yes, my people, we shall defend

this land... Ha HA! What? Oh,

ugh!...Aaaaah! Ora...ORA!

ORA

Haha ha ha, Ohhh! Haha. Oh hey

Spirit! Spirit! Hey, are you

alright? I guess bees have no

respect for the Prophecy, sire.

But don't you worry, oh Chosen

One! We'll change the world and

then they'll bend their tiny little

wills to you. But first, we must

retrieve your noble steed!" I hate

to say It, but it’s a good thing

they chased Spirit, at least she’s

got some hope of out running ‘em.

Hey and if you think I’m doing all

the work now that your... Godrick?

Godrick. Come on get up and help.

Godrick? Godrick, come on... Hey,

please say something.

Is that blood? Godrick? Oh no.

Godrick?! No...GODRICK NO! No no

no. Come on. Godrick, Godrick. No,

no, come on...

END EPISODE 1 PART II