Dark Figures

EXT. DESERT – NIGHT

TWO HOODED FIGURES stare out at the horizon. The sun falls.

FIGURE #1

The dark is coming.

FIGURE #2

We will take him.

FIGURE #1 nods.

EXT. DESERT- NIGHT

FIGURE #1 lights small fires around the campsite.

FIGURE #2

What is it like?

FIGURE #1

The dark? Evil.

FIGURE #2

But what is it like?

The FIGURE #1 does not respond.

EXT. DESERT- NIGHT

FIGURE #1 sits and stares out into the darkness. FIGURE #2 paces.

FIGURE #2

It should be here by now.

FIGURE #1

Patience.

A HISS sounds. FIGURE #1 stands.

FIGURE #2

(excitedly)

Is that him?

FIGURE #1 stretches out his hands. LIGHT sprouts from his palms.

FIGURE #2 (CONT’D)

Yes!

The hiss grows louder and louder. It is almost on top of them when it stops. FIGURE #2 spins about.

FIGURE #2

Where did it go?

With a shriek, the DARK attacks. Strikes FIGURE #1 in the chest, strikes FIGURE #2 in the face.

FIGURE #2 topples back and falls over, cradling his face.

FIGURE #2 (CONT’D)

My eyes! My eyes!

FIGURE #2 strikes the ground. He gropes about wildly.

FIGURE #2

Master, are you there? Master, please. I can’t see. Somebody. Please.

EXT. DESERT- NIGHT

FIGURE #2 weeps over his master’s dead body. The DARK flutters away.

EXT. DESERT- DAY

FIGURE #2 sits cross-legged and breathes. The fires burn around him.

TIME LAPSE: the sun rises, pinnacles, and descends on our hero.

EXT. DESERT- NIGHT

FIGURE #2 remains sitting. The DARK takes on physical form, walks around him.

DARK

Do you give up?

FIGURE #2

Not as long as I have breath.

FIGURE #2 stands. The DARK laughs, grabs FIGURE #2’s throat.

DARK

What can you do? You are powerless.

FIGURE #2

Not as long as I am close enough to touch you.

The DARK looks down. FIGURE #2 places a hand upon his chest. LIGHT beams from FIGURE #2’s hand.

FIGURE #2 (CONT’D)

Goodbye.

The DARK tries to get away. FIGURE #2 grabs him, hugs him tight. Light engulfs them both.

EXT. DESERT- DAY

FIGURE #2 hobbles through the desert, slowly making his way through.

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