SHADOW RUN

KEVIN

Slow dooowwnnn.

ORA

Hey, I said if you could stay on

your feet you could ride the horse.

KEVIN

But It hurrrrttss. My bones and my

leg and also my arms.

ORA

Learn to fight better and you’ll

feel better.

KEVIN

Look, I’m doing my best!! Just take

It easy on me, will you? I...I’m...

I’m just, I’m not used to physical

combat. Just, you know, physical

labor.

ORA

Yeah... The Terra were’t used to It

either I bet...

KEVIN

We did what...

ORA

I know, we did what we could. You

have been saying that for days.

KEVIN

It was not our fight in the

first...

ORA

How can you say that?

KEVIN

They kidnapped us! We should never

have been there! That... That

Natura was huge, It was one of the

biggest I’v have ever seen.

ORA

(sarcastic)

Oh yeah, you’ve seen a lot of them

have you?

KEVIN

Hey! I stayed. I helped.

ORA

I know... but stop saying its not

our fight. Its everyones fight.

KEVIN

Ugh! You should just...

ORA

What??? What?!!

KEVIN

I don’t know... Never mind.

ORA

I just don’t like that we just

left. I hope the rest are okay.

KEVIN

Yeah me to... Me too. So... now

will you take It easy on me

training???

ORA

NO!

KEVIN

Why not!!!

ORA

You can’t just ask someone to stop

fighting in the middle of a fight!

KEVIN

They might be tired too.

ORA

Listen, if you learn nothing else

from your training please

understand this: when you ask your

opponent for things in the middle

of a fight to the death, it’s not

likely you’ll find common ground.

Generally, you resort to violence

because alternatives aren’t viable.

Come on girl.

KEVIN

I dunno. Some people are just mean.

The Vigiles never tried to find

common ground.

ORA

They’re paid to be violent.

KEVIN

No, they’re paid to hunt and kill

me.

ORA

Yeah...It does feel like they just

want to kill us all.

ORA (CONT'D)

And that’s why we’re teaching you

to fight.

KEVIN

Ugh.

ORA

You said yourself that you need to

learn!

KEVIN

I know. But I didn’t realize it’d

be this hard.

ORA

It’s not hard. You’re just bad at

It.

KEVIN

Hey, and that’s another thing.

Antagonizing me doesn’t make me

fight better.

ORA

In my experience, beating someone

in a fight makes them ashamed and

they just want to hide in a hole.

Antagonizing them while I do It

makes them want to win the next

time.

KEVIN

I’m not ashamed! I’m just not good!

ORA

That’s the way to go. Insist you

aren’t capable. I’m sure the

Vigiles will hear you out.

KEVIN

Hey, I didn’t say--

ORA

“Oh, please, please...kind, kind

mercenaries, don’t do violence to

me. I can’t defend myself, ‘I’m

just not as good.’”

KEVIN

Hey!

ORA

What? You want to hit me now?

KEVIN

Yeah, I really do!

How is this supposed to get my

confidence up?

ORA

It’s not. It’s supposed to make you

want to fight and, hey, would you

look at that? Looks like I know

what I’m doing and you should

listen to me.

KEVIN

I’m only listening to you because

you can fight. Once I’m better than

you, watch out.

ORA

It’s a deal.

ORA (CONT'D)

Alright, you can ride now.

KEVIN

Really? ‘Cause I, I think my leg is

going to fall off.

ORA

Sure, go on.

KEVIN

(Chuckles) I hate your staff by the

way.

ORA

Yeah Godrick did, too. Here, ill

give you a leg up.

KEVIN

How much farther is this place?

ORA

I don’t know. I’ve never been

there.

KEVIN

Oh.

Think it’s close?

ORA

(Groans)

SCENE BRAKE

KEVIN

Well, I have a feeling we found It.

ORA

What gave It away? The big wooden

door?

KEVIN

Okay, alright what? What is your

deal? You’ve been ... You’ve been

grumpy for hours.

ORA

I’m sorry, I’m just, I-I-I’m tired.

My mind keeps wandering and

picturing...Godrick...the

corrupted... All these terrible

things.

KEVIN

I get It. I’m sorry. Listen, we’ll

go inside, we’ll see about a hot

meal and...uhm...huh.

ORA

What?

KEVIN

Uh...How do we get inside?

ORA

Hello??

KEVIN

Hello?

ORA

HELLO??????

KEVIN

Anybody here?

TOWN GUARD

Who is that?

ORA

Who said that? Let us in!

TOWN GUARD

Not bloody likely. Look up!

KEVIN

Oh...Oh! Hi there! Sorry, we

did..uhh... we didn't know who you

were.

TOWN GUARD

(Spits) And I still don’t know who

you are.

ORA

Oh, umm...Ora.

TOWN GUARD

Don’t know you. The other one?

KEVIN

Uhh, Kevin...sir.

TOWN GUARD

Don’t know you either.

KEVIN

So? Can we come in?

TOWN GUARD

Why?

ORA

What do you mean “why?” ‘Cause it’s

almost night...and it’s dark at

night...and we can’t see in the

dark!

KEVIN

Ora...

TOWN GUARD

It’s going to be almost a full

moon, It won’t be that dark.

ORA

WHAT?! Are you kidding me?

TOWN GUARD

(Chuckles) I’m just sayin’ “the

dark is scary” is a piss-poor

reason to ask for entrance...

KEVIN

We don’t...We don’t want to make

trouble. We just have to deliver

something and we’ll be on our way.

Do you know the matriarch of the

Gregg family?

TOWN GUARD

I don’t. But, that is a much more

compelling argument. Come on in,

I’ll have the boys open the gate.

ORA

Really?

TOWN GUARD

Yeah, I mean, you’re clearly not

going to cause any more trouble

than is already here.

ORA

Oh...ummm...Thank you.

TOWN GUARD

No horses, though.

ORA

But, this is my horse.

TOWN GUARD

I hear you and, if I’m being

honest, I do not care.

KEVIN

What are we supposed to do with It

then?

TOWN GUARD

As It happens, my family operates a

stable just inside the gate. My

wife’ll look after your horse while

you’re in town.

KEVIN

Well, how lucky is that?

TOWN GUARD

For a reasonable fee.

KEVIN

Of course.

ORA

Look, we don’t have much money and

we’re a long way from home.

TOWN GUARD

Well, let’s see what you got. Just

wait there.

Babs! Got a horse for ya’!!

OPEN THE GATE!!

KEVIN

Ummm...hu...

TOWN GUARD

Babs!!

BABS

I HEARD YA’, you horse’s ass! If

you yell one more time, I’m going

to gut you in your sleep!

BABS (CONT'D)

Hello dears, looking for a place to

put your horse for the night?

ORA

Like we told...ummm...the... the

guard...

BABS

Guard, HA!

ORA

We don’t have much money.

BABS

OH, well, let’s seen then.

ORA

Here...

BABS

This’ll do. Your horse’ll be in

fine hands until you leave.

KEVIN

And I was worried we wouldn’t have

enough.

ORA

I figured we’d have just enough.

BABS

You’ll find your horse just down

there to the left when you’re ready

to leave.

ORA

Please take care of Spirit, miss...

BABS

Oh. Don’t you worry, dear. Name’s

Barbara, but everyone calls me Babs

What a creature. You ever think

about selling her?

ORA

Absolutely not!

BABS

We’d take good care of ‘er. This

isn’t the kind of animal you’d

eat...

KEVIN

Well-- If you really needed It...

ORA

No! You aren’t gonna’--

BABS

Beautiful horses aren’t usually the

delicious ones. Good looking horse

like this? She’d probably taste

terrible...

ORA

Can I trust you to not eat my

horse, Babs?

BABS

I just said all beautiful horses

taste terrible! What do you want

from me?!!! Although, I did dine on

a stallion once that was...mmm

ORA

Ya’ know what...

BABS

Hey!

ORA

I have a better idea.

BABS

What are you doing?!

ORA

Just a little insurance, Babs.

You can have these coins back when

we leave, if Spirit is taken care

of...very well.

BABS

Really...?

KEVIN

Ora...

ORA

So...do we have a deal?

BABS

(Laughs) You have a deal! You’re

gonna’ do just fine in this town,

even for someone so clean.

Oh and And don’t worry, I would

never eat a horse, dear. I’d sooner

eat a person! (Laughs)

TOWN GUARD

What’s going on down there?

BABS

OH SHUT UP AND KEEP TO YOUR OWN

BUSINESS, YOU PIG FART.

TOWN GUARD

I just wanted to shut the

gate...dear! If you would not mind

STEPPING INSIDE THE TOWN ALREADY!

BABS

LISTEN, YOU WEASLE’S ASS...Oh...Oh

we should probably do that. Sorry

kids, lovely chatting, but I want

to get your horse inside before

it’s too dark outside.

ORA

Babs, do you know the Gregg family?

There’s supposedly a woman with

that name in Shadow Run.

BABS

Hm...No, doesn’t ring a bell.

KEVIN

Are we even sure she lives here? Or

that she's still alive even?

ORA

Are you sure she doesn’t live here?

You see Babs, we have an important

family heirloom for her.

BABS

Well, I don’t know your Gregg, but

if anybody does, asking around the

Lord’s Throne pub would do the

trick.

KEVIN

Oh, that sounds nice!

BABS

It’s not.

KEVIN

Oh...

BABS

Oh, and watch out for whiskers!

ORA

Thank you.

TOWN GUARD

Ah-HEM!

Welcome to Shadow Run!

BABS AND TOWN GUARD

(Laugh)

ORA

Still think they have nice parks

here some place?

KEVIN

Not particularly. I’m starting to

think this is not the friendliest

place.

ORA

I have a feeling it’s going to get

worse before It gets better.

MUSIC

SCENE BRAKE

KEVIN

Hu! Well, this is a real...

ORA

Look out!

KEVIN

AAAAAH!!

BAR GOERS

(Laugh)

ORA

Hey, you Okay?

KEVIN

Yeah, yeah I’m fine.

ORA

I don’t think they actually wanted

to hit you, if that makes you feel

any better.

KEVIN

You know, It does not.

GARY

Oy! Hey Fearless, come here!

KEVIN

Let’s just hope someone in here

knows who we are looking for...

ORA

I’ll go talk to the bartender. You

ask around the tables.

KEVIN

What are you kidding?

CONRAD

Hey, hero!

KEVIN

You want me to just go strike up a

conversation?

CONRAD

Hey, clean boy, ya’ deaf?

KEVIN

What...?!? Me?!

CONRAD

Sorry about the bottle...It slipped

right out of Gary’s hand.

Right, fellas?!

BAR GOERS

(Laugh)

CONRAD

Hey, why don’t ya’ come over here

and let ‘im make It up to you!

KEVIN

This is a bad idea....

ORA

See? You’re making friends already.

Oof!

BAR PATRON

Hey, watch It!

ORA

Sorry, I was just trying to...

BAR PATRON

No one cares what you were trying

to do ...and no one cares if you

live or die.

ORA

Oof!...I...ummm...

Hello? Hello?

BARTENDER

Okay, hold on!

ORA

Where are...

BARTENDER

Okay, whaddaya want?

ORA

You’re...are you...?

BARTENDER

A gnome, yes. And impatient.

What...do...you...want?

ORA

Information.

(MORE)

BARTENDER

Never heard of It. Try Grog.

ORA

What? Hey! Get back here!

BARTENDER

Let me know when you need another!

SCENE TRANSITION

KEVIN

Can’t you just answer...?

CONRAD

We could...but we won’t...

BAR GOERS

(Laugh)

CONRAD

Gary here has been nice enough to

welcome you to his table and you

won’t even play with him?

KEVIN

I-I totally would, but I... You

know, but I hurt myself practicing

my moves. I got a little... Back

thing now.

GARY

Come on! Feats of strength, ya’

noodle-armed bastard. What? You

afraid to arm wrestle a 200-yearold

man?

BAR GOERS

(Laugh)

GARY

Look at him the little wimp.

KEVIN

I...I don’t think you’re really 200

years old, Gary!

GARY

Yer only as old as you feel...and

200 feels right. C’mon, give us a

go! I’ll tell you what you want to

know if ya’ win!

(to the crowd)

GARY (CONT'D)

Give the people what they want,

boy!

BAR GOERS

(Cher)

KEVIN

I’m not a boy!

BAR GOERS

Ooooooo

GARY

What’s the wager?

KEVIN

I- I don’t have any money.

GARY

So, don’t lose, then!

BAR GOERS

(laugh)

KEVIN

What?...Why do you want to arm

wrestle me? There are...so many

other people you could do this

with.

GARY

It’s a custom here at the Lord’s

Throne. New ones... wrestle the old

one! And...this is all I have.

KEVIN

I feel bad for you, if that’s true.

GARY

UGH!

KEVIN

Ouch!! Son of the...

CONRAD

Oh Gary, I think you jiggled his

brains loose with your ring.

KEVIN

Why? Why do you have such a big

ring?!

CONRAD

We all have ‘em.

(MORE)

CONRAD (CONT'D)

And they never come off...

GARY

...unless the hand does!

KEVIN

What...happened to your other hand?

GARY

UGH!

KEVIN

OW! Stop that!

GARY

Wouldn’t stick around here long if

I were you kid if you can’t handle

yourself. That was barely a tickle.

SCENE TRANSITION

ORA

Let’s...try this again. Have you

seen anybody, ANYONE with the name

Gregg?

BARTENDER

I see lotsa’ stuff.

ORA

I’m asking...

BARTENDER

(Belch)

ORA

OH! Oh... No...No (Cough)

I’m asking have you seen any Greggs

around here? Ugh. Do any Greggs

live here?

BARTENDER

Oh.

No.

ORA

You’ve been huge help.

BARTENDER

Ah, a short joke. Very funny.

You’re too clean.

BARTENDER (CONT'D)

What’re you doing alone? You got

some kind of virus or something’?

ORA

Ugh.

BAR GOERS

(Laugh)

KEVIN

Yeah, well...joke’s on you then!

Ora, that was a really bad idea.

ORA

What happened?

BARTENDER

To him? Well, he looks like he just

got his ass kicked by the old man.

KEVIN

Yeah, well he had a big ring!

And...I don’t think he’s as old as

he said he was so...that’s...

that’s something.

BARTENDER

No... It isn’t.

ORA

Shut up.

Did you learn anything?

KEVIN

No. An old-er...man slapped me when

I wouldn’t arm wrestle him.

ORA

Did you ask him whether he knew the

Greggs or not?

KEVIN

I tried, but he seemed dead set on

either arm wrestling me or beating

me senseless.

ORA

You should have tried some of what

we learned.

KEVIN

I...I felt bad for him? He says

he’s 200 years old.

ORA

Nobody’s that old.

GARY

WHAT DID YOU SAY TO ME, HERO BOY?

YOU WANT TO HAVE A PIECE OF THIS?

ORA

Ugh!

GARY

Oof.

KEVIN

Ahh, okay. I see now. You just, you

just shove ‘em.

ORA

Unless you know the whereabouts of

the Gregg family, leave us the hell

alone, old man.

KEVIN

He does have a name, Ora.

ORA

Why would I care?

GARY

Because I know the Greggs...and I

think my leg’s broke now.

ORA

Oh, your leg’s fine. Where can I

find them? I have a family heirloom

I need to deliver. It was a dying

man’s wish.

GARY

(laughs)

Elizabeth doesn’t need any more

stuff.

KEVIN

That must be his aunt.

ORA

Does this ring any bells, old man?

GARY

Gary. I’m the one called Gary.

Yeah, that’s theirs, alright. Has

the Gregg family crest.

ORA

Finally. Thank you. Do you know

where we can find them?

GARY

I dunno. I haven’t been allowed

near Elizabeth since I tried to get

rid of her house.

KEVIN

Uhh..Gary, you’re just not making

sense. How do you get rid of a

house?

GARY

Elizabeth, how do I say this,

collects things. A lot of things.

For no particular reason. Just to

have ‘em.

KEVIN

Okay... well where is the house

you didn’t get rid of?

GARY

It’s by the back side of town. When

you think you have gone too far...

keep going. Then you’ll come to a

wooden shack...that’s not It. Keep

going a bit further, until...

ORA

I get It. We’ll figure It out.

Well, great, we’ve got something to

add to her collection. Right,

Kevin? Hey, Kevin...

GARY

What’s the matter, kid? Never seen

a prophecy before?

KEVIN

That’s not the prophecy.

ORA

You’re not reading are you? That’s

kind of a big ‘no-no’.

KEVIN

No, but it’s different than the one

you showed me. The lines.

They’re...longer.

GARY

(laugh)

That’s a genuine prophecy, you

noodle. What? You don’t believe

me??? Here I’ll arm wrestle to

prove It hahahahah ...

END OF EPISODE 5