A HELPING HAND

ORA (CONT'D)

Here lies the “clearly-not-chosen

one”... and my best friend...

I did this. I did this to you,

Godrick... You should have never

been here. I should be the one

asleep underground not you. I just--

I wanted to believe I -- I wanted

so badly to believe you were the

Chosen One... (Crying) These men,

these Vigiles, this, this world

It’s -- It’s horrible. People are

suffering and we need a Chosen One

to save us and I... Godrick, I

just...I really, really needed that

to be you. I was selfish. I... I

thought I... I thought I could tell

It was you...I thought I could be

the one to help you.

What’s...

Oh my... your amulet! I should have

left It with you. I’m so sorry, I

had forgotten you had given It to

me. I can’t do anything right. I

just... I wish I was the one with

Magic and not you, maybe I could

bring you back to life, I...I

should just go get Spirit and just

go home. This whole saving the

world isn’t for me. Even helping

someone else save the world isn’t

for me. (Crying)

Well...I guess I could still have a

chance to do one thing right. I can

still go to Shadow Run and give

this to your aunt and tell her how

amazing you were.

I’m sorry I failed you, Godrick.

I’ll deliver this to your aunt and

I’ll never make the same mistake

again.

SCENE BRAKE

MEL

Okay, who's next.

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

This one, ‘ere.

SMALL BOY

I didn’t do anything??

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

That’s what they all say, right

right! Ha ha ha.

MEL

Where’s your Ring?

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

Oh. I’m not a Vigile yet! But, now

that I’ve brought you this scruffy

little boy perhaps that’ll change.

Yeah? Right?

MEL

He possesses Magic?

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

Lifted an entire house high off the

ground with only his thoughts. He

scorched m’best mate with his brain

magic. That’s what he did.

SMALL BOY

He’s lying! He beat my uncle in

cards and my uncle wouldn’t pay!

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

Shut It, boy. Make this easy.

MEL

Well, if that’s true, then we’ll

find out. Come here with me child.

You have nothing to fear.

SMALL BOY

You’ll see, miss. He’s lying, he's

a scoundrel.

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

(Laughing)Right.

BOOK KEEPER

Come on then, sit.

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

Of course! Save the world right?!

Saving the world from Magic! Here

we go.

BOOK KEEPER

Put your hand out here, for the

payment.

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

Hahaha! Right right, ya, right. I

look forward ta’ counting It! You

all sure do like the theatrics....

BOOK KEEPER

I guess we do.

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

OH! What?? What? What is this

here???

BOOK KEEPER

Theatrics...

SHIFT TO OTHER

VIGILES

ANN

This is a bit of fun, innit?

LINUS

I don’t understand. Why’s his hand

in that metal cuff.

ANN

Keeps us honest.

HAL

If the boy’s magic, as he claims,

the banker will return without the

boy. The man will get to keep his

reward.

ANN

BUT, if he’s wrong and the banker

returns with the boy, then this

clod loses his hand.

LINUS

Oh...uh, wow. That’s serious.

VORLAUF

It’s for everybody’s benefit.

Without consequences, we’d have

Vigiles rounding up anybody who

looked at us sideways. This man is

no Vigile but he’ll learn quickly.

LINUS

That...makes sense. Who’s the woman

who holds the money?

HAL

That’s the Book Keeper, she’s in

charge of the money.

ANN

They do that so he can feel the

reward and, if he loses the hand,

knows exactly what else he’s

missing.

HAL

Excitin’, right? The other woman,

Mel, who took the boy, she’s the

banker...the justice, and what she

says, goes.

LINUS

We’re...100% sure that kid was

magic, right?

ANN

Well, you’re the one who claimed he

was! Were you sure?!

LINUS

Well, I... I...I thought he was...

VIGLES

(Loud Cheering)

SMALL BOY

See I told you!

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

Wha!!.... He he...He tricked you! I

saw It with me own eye!

MEL

Your hand is mine now...

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

What?? No no no...that... that...

that wasn't part of our

agreement... wait wait wait.... I’m-

- please, please, you can’t. You

can’t--

MEL

We know the rules. What are the

rules?

EVERYBODY

TAKE. HIS. HAND.

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

NOOOOOO, No no no!

MEL

I trust you’ll be more careful next

time. VILGLES??

EVERYBODY

FOR VOW AND CODE!

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

No no no no, AAAAAAAAA!!!

MEL

Get him out of here.

BOASTFUL CITIZEN

I’ll get you for this! I’ll get all

of you!!

HAL

How you feeling, Linus?

LINUS

I...um, does this happen often?

VORLAUF

This is why we do this job and not

power hungry wealth mongers. Follow

the code and you wont even loose a

finger.

LINUS

A finger?

ANN

Depending on the offense, sometimes

they just take a finger.

LINUS

Sometimes they, um, just take a

finger, hu?

ANN

Why, you scared?

LINUS

No...

ANN

Because next time we bring someone

in you’re the one who’s gonna have

your hand in the vice.

LINUS

Wh..What? But I don’t know... I

mean how can I tell...

ANN

Ha! Relax.... Vorlauf is never

wrong...

LINUS

Oh...I’m... I’m not scared...

VORLAUF

Well, maybe you should be...

SCENE BRAKE

SPIRIT

(Horse Sounds)

KEVIN

Come...on! Come on. Here we go.

Move! You...ugh...You are such a

stubborn nag. Look, we can’t just

stand here in the forest forever.

SPIRIT

(Horse Sounds)

KEVIN

What?! What do you want? You want a

carrot? Look, I don’t have any

carrots. I know where we can get

some carrots, but its not here!

Okay!! Okay, find! You’re not gonna

let me lead you. Let’s try me

riding again hu? How about that?

Okay here we go. Steady...steady...

OUCH!! No biting! Ahh, No stop...my

food. STOP!! Stop turning! You...

Stop turning. I can’t...keep

my...stop! AAAAAAAH!!

FINE! We’ll just sit here on the

floor of the forest for the rest of

time!!!

SPIRIT

(House Sounds)

KEVIN

Yeah, I don’t know what that

means...

ORA

It means she’ll move when she’s

good and ready

KEVIN

ORA!

ORA

Or you could try this... (Whistles)

KEVIN

Ora!

ORA

Oh, I guess It works on horse

groomers, too.

KEVIN

I knew you were around here!

ORA

Okay... Hey girl. Where have you

been? No one has seen you in a

week!

KEVIN

Honestly I don’t know where I’ve

been! The forest, I guess. I was...

look I was asked to go deliver a

new blanket to one of the Doran

family stables.

ORA

Uh-hu...

KEVIN

Turned out, It was a little farther

than I thought, so I only made It

back about half way before It got

dark so I stopped for the night in

a cave.

ORA

Uh-hu...

KEVIN

Look, you know I’m pretty good in

the forest usually, but... But when

I woke up, I couldn’t figure out

what direction to go. Everything

looked different for some reason

so... so I chose one way...and

ended up back at the Doran stable!

ORA

(Chuckles)

KEVIN

So, not wanting to look like an

idiot, I just turned around and

I've been wandering ever since...

Which kind of makes me look like an

idiot... I mean do you have any

idea how gross forest plants taste

before you cook them? ‘Cause I do!

ORA

You know what’s funny?

KEVIN

Nothing’s funny!

ORA

It’s funny that I have absolutely

no problem believing any of that.

KEVIN

Oh...Hey, shut up.

ORA

Oh, Come on. People had been

wondering why you stopped your

weekly schedule. Spirit's oat

bucket is empty.

KEVIN

Maybe thats why she’s so upset with

me. Not that she’s ever been an

obedient nag!!

ORA

She certainly has a mind of her

own. No stable can hold this

beauty. Every time she gets out, I

always seem to find her wherever

she is.

KEVIN

Well, I’m glad I found her.

ORA

Looks more like she found you.

KEVIN

Hu... maybe. But either way, I

figured if she was here you

couldn’t be too far off. Or, you

know maybe she could take me back.

But the immovable mound here was no

help at all!

SPIRIT

(Blows)

ORA

(Laughs)

KEVIN

Ummm...Hey...Did you come out here

just to find Spirit? I mean, this

is a long way from town... And I’ve

never known you to be a great

navigator of the forest.

ORA

Well, actually I’m not. I’ve never

traveled this far before. I’m a

little lost myself. Something um...

something happened.

Ora gets a little somber.

KEVIN

(reading her mood change)

What? What do you mean? Is your

family Okay?

ORA

Yes, yes...my parents are

fine...but there was a Vigiles raid

at another house.

KEVIN

Oh no...who's...

ORA

Godrick’s...they thought his

parents were... we tried to help,

but, but we just couldn’t...

KEVIN

Ora, I’m so sorry...

ORA

I know you were close.

KEVIN

What happened to them?

ORA

We buried them at the edge of the

forest.

KEVIN

And Godrick?

ORA

...He was amazing...we both got

away...but...

KEVIN

But... What?!

ORA

Kevin, he used magic!

KEVIN

What?

ORA

I saw him. He, he did It right

there. He blasted them!

KEVIN

Ora, what happened to Godrick?

ORA

... I really thought he was the

One.

KEVIN

What one? Which one?

ORA

He fit the prophecy.

KEVIN

Ora...where is he?!

ORA

There was an accident... It wasn’t

Spirit’s fault!

KEVIN

Spirit? Ora, WHERE IS GODRICK??!!

ORA

I... I buried him a few miles back.

KEVIN

Buried him? What happened?

ORA

Godrick and I were playing around

and he drew his sword and held It

above his head and... When he did,

It struck a beehive.

KEVIN

Bee hive?

ORA

The bees started swarming and

Spirit got spooked and bolted.

KEVIN

What?

ORA

Godrick was never the best

horseman.... He was thrown off

and...

KEVIN

But...

ORA

When he hit the ground his head

struck a rock...

KEVIN

I...NO!... No! And you’re... and

you still want to ride this horse?

After all that?! Have she...

ORA

It wasn’t Spirit’s fault. It was an

accident. If a swarm of bees came

after you, you would run too.

KEVIN

Yeah! Yeah I would run, sure.

But... But Spirit threw him. She...

She thew him off and now he’s dead!

ORA

Kevin, I know you’re upset, but she

was trying to get away from the

bees, It just happened...

KEVIN

Don’t tell me I’m upset. I’m, I’m

not upset! I’m not... I don’t...

I’m... AAAAAAAAAHH!!

I should have done SOMETHING! I

could have been there... (Crying)

SPIRIT

(comforting sound)

KEVIN

I’m sorry, girl. I know It wasn’t

your fault...

ORA

You’re very loud when you’re upset.

KEVIN

(Chuckles) I’ve been told as much.

ORA

You know you couldn’t have done

anything, right? I mean, no

offense, but you can barely hold a

sword.

KEVIN

Yeah, I know. I’m just figuring out

what to do, that’s all.

ORA

Godrick and I were going to Shadow

Run. Come with me!

KEVIN

What?

ORA

You know the forest better than me.

KEVIN

Did you not hear me say I’ve been

lost wandering the forest for a few

days?

ORA

You at least made It to the Doran

family stables.. twice. So, you

know the forest better than me...

most of the time.

KEVIN

Yeah. I guess so.

ORA

Godrick had an aunt in Shadow Run;

I want to tell her what happened.

It can’t be random that Spirit and

I found you, right? I think you’re

meant to come with us!

KEVIN

Really? After all this you still

think that it’s a sign?

ORA

Of course It is! It makes sense.

You were lost till Spirit found

you. And I was looking for Spirit!

That’s not random.

KEVIN

Nooooo, That sounds pretty random.

ORA

Whatever. Just come with me.

KEVIN

And after that?

ORA

I don’t know...It took so much for

my family to support me leaving

that I can’t go back yet.

KEVIN

Okay, but only because I literally

have no better options, than to

wander into the woods...full of

evil things...and go see a person

that I have never met.

Which makes my life very, very

depressing now that I say that out

loud.

ORA

Come on, I'll let you ride Spirit

first!

KEVIN

You’re joking, right?

ORA

You know, on second thought, it’s a

lovely afternoon for a nice long

walk.

SCENE BRAKE

MEL

Next! Vorlauf! Aren’t you a sight

for sore eyes?

VORLAUF

Always a pleasure, Melanie. No one

to turn in today. Just a completed

contract and a report; just

collecting today.

MEL

Ha! You only come by when you need

something. It’s what I like most

about you.

VORLAUF

Here. Should be in order. I’m not

known to overlook details. We went

out to bring in 2... and came back

with none.

Mel nods approvingly and stamps the paper a few times.

MEL

Well, that seems to be happening a

lot these days. Corrupted, eh? I

was wondering what happened to

Jasper.

VORLAUF

Yeah, didn’t make It, I’m afraid.

Shame to lose a good man. Though we

did find a new one.

MEL

Is that right? You? What’s your

name?

LINUS

Linus, ma’am.

MEL

What are you, Linus? You don’t look

like a soldier.

LINUS

I-umm-well...umm, see, I’m an

enhancer of the most useful

substances, I--

ANN

He’s a wool fuller.

MEL

A piss stomper, huh?

ANN

But he’s alright in a fight. I’ll

sponsor him.

MEL

Tell me, Linus. Do you know what we

do here? And why we do It?

LINUS

For protection, miss. Keep the evil

away.

MEL

That’s right. No person should have

the power of magic. It’s too much

authority for a single person.

Therefore, for the good of the

world and to protect people’s

freedom, anyone caught using magic

must be eliminated. Do you agree?

LINUS

Ummm...Yes.

HAL

Look at him, he’s trembling. Like

it’s his wedding night.

ANN

She’s not gonna take ya’, Linus, I

hate to say.

MEL

Well, thats good enough for me.

Linus, here’s the rules: you only

capture those with magic. No

trifling with un-magic children. No

killing un-magic adults for fun. Do

you swear to abide by these rules

or else be punished?

LINUS

I do.

MEL

Well, then you are in for an

adventure. You are now in the care

of Ann here. Agreed?

ANN

Agreed.

MEL

You are an acolyte. We require at

least one contract with your

sponsor before you’re eligible for

your credentials. Now, I want to

make this clear. Step closer.

LINUS

Okay...

MEL

You have NO authority. You have NO

protection. You are NOT a Vigile.

You have not taken your vows. You

are only able to protect yourself

if attacked like any other in the

realm. If you do anything else, It

won’t be your hand that you

lose...is that understood?

LINUS

Yes. I understand.

MEL

Good. Oh, and just a suggestion,

don’t go around telling people

you’re an acolyte. There are those

Vigiles who would take advantage of

your hands being tied, so to speak.

Right, Ann?

ANN

Haha. I don’t know what you’re

talking about Mel...

LINUS

Um...Is that It?

MEL

Thats It for now. Come back when

you are ready for your vows and

know what they stand for.

VORLAUF

Come on. Take Linus and get him

properly outfitted. I suspect we’ve

more work to do.

ANN

Well done! Welcome to the order.

HAL

You’ve never lived. This is the

first day of you truly being alive.

ANN

Adventures. That’s all your life is

now.

MEL

Your new orders, Vorlauf.

VORLAUF

Oh, you can’t mean me.

MEL

I’m told you were chosen

specifically for this lot.

VORLAUF

Doesn’t seem right.

MEL

It’s the job. To the Vow and to the

Code.

VORLAUF

Indeed.

SCENE BRAKE

KEVIN

What’s the first thing you’re

gonna’ do when we get to Shadow

Run?

ORA

Find Godrick’s aunt.

KEVIN

I hear they have these amazing

parks. Like, incredible gardens

with tons and tons of animals who

frankly are way nicer than Spirit.

SPIRIT

(snorts)

ORA

You know, she’s smarter than you

give her credit for.

KEVIN

Oh yeah? If she’s so smart, how

come she never listens to me?

(MORE)

ORA

I’m not sure you want the answer to

that.

KEVIN

I just don’t understand how that

could happen to Godrick and his

family. I mean they were

incredible. Everybody thought I

wasn’t the smartest guy when I came

to town, but not them. They stood

up for me.

ORA

No, they thought you weren’t that

smart, they just needed somebody to

take care of their horses.

KEVIN

What? Are you saying that...?

ORA

I--I mean, no. No no no. No, they

used to always tell me they thought

you were secretly quite sharp.

KEVIN

Yeah...Yeah, I do keep that a

secret.

ORA

Oh, well If that’s true, I guess

I’d have to ask why? Why pretend

you’re a simple horse groomer?

KEVIN

(pleased with himself)

Oh see hahaha. See now the student

becomes the master. The tables, ooh

boy, the tables turned. The worm,

too. That wormed just turned right

around ya know. And ah who's on

top? Hu?

ORA

uh-ha yeah. If you were secretly

such a smart guy, you never would

have gotten lost just now and you

certainly never would have burned

down that barn.

KEVIN

Oh, fine. Just throw that in my

face.

KEVIN (CONT'D)

Ya know remember, I just learned

about Godrick. You’ve had time to

process It.

ORA

Making fun of you puts me in a much

better mood.

KEVIN

You know, see, if people had been

nicer to me that barn wouldn’t have

caught on fire. Everybody kept

telling me I had something dangling

off the back of my shirt. What else

was I supposed to do?

ORA

Not knock lit candles onto a pile

of hay trying to grab your shirt

tails.

KEVIN

Well..Who puts lit candles on a

shelf directly over a bunch of

extremely flammable hay?

ORA

(Laughing)

You! You put them there!

KEVIN

Oh, you’re just jealous. People

said I was a great dancer after

that. AAAAAAAAH!

Kevin gets yanked up into the trees. Ora doesn’t notice.

ORA

Listen, if It takes...hahahahahaha

KEVIN

Ora!!! ORA HELP ME!

ORA

(still Laughing)

KEVIN

What are you Laughing at?

ORA

Wow. Look at you...having a little

problem?

KEVIN

THIS IS NOT A JOKE. IT’S A TERRA

TRAP!

ORA

I don’t know what that is, but...

Why don't you just come down?

KEVIN

I can’t!!!

ORA

Ugh, fine.

KEVIN

We gotta’ get moving. The Terra

don’t set these things randomly, we

must be close to one of their

camps.

ORA

Okay, I mean, we’re not gonna stay

here. So, I don’t understand the

sudden---

KEVIN

OOFFF...Aw, Maybe little warning

next time.

ORA

Don’t be a baby. You’d still hit

the ground.

KEVIN

Okay, lets go!

ORA

What is the matter with you?!

KEVIN

You don’t understand these people,

Ora. I do. Please, we’ve got to get

moving, now.

ORA

Okay, okay, okay. Fine. Let’s both

hop on Spirit and we’ll move

faster.

SPIRIT

(Loudly Rears)

ORA

Whoah. Whoah Whoah Whoah. Whoah

Whoah Hey hey hey.

KEVIN

Ora...Ora?

ORA

Hey! You were the one who wanted to

get out of here quick, what’s the--

KEVIN

Ora!

ORA

WHAT?!

REGINALD

Hello there...

ORA

Ow! Ughhhhh...

KEVIN

No no no wait ughhhhh!!

END OF EPISODE 2