Amouraq, Part Three

EXT. MCKINELY AVENUE. AFTERNOON

As Stephen pulls up to the intersection, he sees Emily’s car in the left turn lane. As her sign turns green and she starts to move, a dark green Cadillac drives straight and stops right in front of her, forcing Emily to slam on her breaks and swerve her car a hundred and eighty degrees. A large bald man and small, skinny man (both in black leather jackets) get out of the Cadillac and head towards Emily. Emily gets out of the car and tries to run, but they grab her. Stephen immediately gets out of her car and jumps to the roof of his car. He whips out a silver gun and shoots at the men. The skinny man falls down dead while the large man grabs Emily and runs away. Stephen slides down his car and runs after them. It doesn’t take him long to catch up to them. Stephen grabs the arm that the large man is using to hold Emily, forcing him to drop her, and Stephen slams the man against a nearby brick wall.

STEPHEN

I know what you’re after.

Tell me why.

ASSASSIN

Never!

Emily gets up, makes a claw out of her hands, and points her clawed hand towards the assassin.

EMILY

Truth be told!

The assassin gets a strange look in his eyes.

ASSASSIN

Xavier Ryder sent me. He’s

hidden in the part of Amouraq

where only one man before him

has been.

STEPHEN

The magical part…

The strange look in his eyes is gone, and the large assassin tries to run away. Stephen pounces on him just as Seattle policemen arrive. Stephen shows the policemen his badge, and they let him carry on his business. He starts to walk towards Emily, but she takes a place beside him before he gets to where she was before. They walk down the street together.

EMILY

This is just a wild guess,

but you’re an agent sent

here to guard me?

STEPHEN

Yes, Miss Pageman, I’m

Stephen Knight. But let’s

not discuss anything out

here.

EMILY

Okay, you can follow me

home.

STEPHEN

Lead the way, Miss Pageman.

EMILY

Call me Emily.

STEPHEN

Okay, Emily.

They smile at each other as Emily gets into her car. Stephen notices that she acts very mature for her age. Emily waits for Stephen to get in his car to move. She drives away, and Stephen follows her.

INT. AMELIA’S HOUSE. AFTERNOON.

Stephen and Emily have just explained to Amelia what happened. Amelia and Emily want to know what Stephen plans to do from here.

STEPHEN

I have to go to Amouraq

because Xavier is there,

however, I don’t think

that I should leave Emily

here without protection.

I’m thinking of placing

a couple of body guards

here while I’m a way.

EMILY

I need to go with you.

STEPHEN

That’s out of the question.

I’m sorry, but you don’t

even have any kind of

weapon training.

EMILY

I have an excellent

weapon, and I’ve had

years of training for

it.

Emily and Amelia exchange knowing looks as Stephen looks incredulous.

STEPHEN

What kind of weapon is it?

EMILY

Do you remember that

weird look the assassin

got in his eyes? He told

you everything you needed

to know from him, and

I’m sure you realize

how unusual that is.

STEPHEN

Yeah, that was a little

weird, but has that got

to do with this weapon?

EMILY

He was under a spell.

I’m a sorceress. You

see, the real secret

of Amouraq is that it

is a magical community.

We’ve kept it secret

since the beginning

when a genetic mutation

left certain people with

supernatural abilities.

Naturally, with all of

the problems that could

occur, we hid this from

the coses-

STEPHEN

Coses?

Emily

Unmagical people that

magic exists because

it could destroy our

race or even the balance

of nature. Didn’t your

boss tell you that I

might be a great help

to you?

STEPHEN

(laughs in disbelief)

So what, are you all witches

and wizards like Harry Potter

or something?

EMILY

Not exactly. Sorcerers

and sorceresses are born

with the supernatural

abilities within in them

(for the most part), and

witches and warlocks have

to use magic wands. Witches

and warlocks are also

immortal. All of King

Alexander’s heirs are

mortal sorcerers and

sorceresses unfortunately.

STEPHEN

I’m sorry, but I find

all this hard to believe.

EMILY

Fine, I’ll prove it.

You see those stains you

got from the pursuit?

Emily waves her left hand from right back to left while she says the spell.

EMILY

Optium clerivol.

The stains instantly disappear. Stephen feels both impressed and shocked simultaneously. The idea of people being able to do magic makes him feel a little scared at first. It takes him a moment to speak again.

STEPHEN

Why did King Patrick hire

a cose? I mean,you guys

have these powers, and I

have nothing.

EMILY

The Amouraqian government

tried to solve this

problem, but Xavier is

too powerful. Amouraq

does not have the

expertise on terrorists

and villains that the

United States does. It

takes more than magic to

solve problems, and you’ve

got something that no warlock

or sorcerer does, the experience

and intelligence to catch the

bad guys. Plus, King Patrick

is supposedly psychic, and he

foresaw a victory for us

through, well, you. You

were called to the task, so

trust me, you don’t have

nothing-you’ve got something

special.

Stephen looks as though he is still trying to soak this all in.

AMELIA

You will keep this secret,

won’t you?

STEPHEN

Of course! I’m a secret

agent; secrets are what

I do.

EMILY

We should get going. King

Patrick doesn’t have much

time left, and he’s counting

on us. I’m going to go get

my things.

(exits the room)

AMELIA

Emily has been prepared

for quite some time in

case something like this

happened.

STEPHEN

She seems like a smart

girl.

AMELIA

She is. She had to teach

herself how to do the

majority of her magic

since her father was

never around to do it.

Of course, there’s still

a lot she doesn’t know

because there is so

much out there to learn.

STEPHEN

The best way to do that

is through experience.

I’m sure she’ll be just

fine.

AMELIA

I hope so.

STEPHEN

I won’t let anything

happen to her, I promise!

Emily comes out with a bag that’s packed for a short trip.

STEPHEN

Ready?

EMILY

Just a second.

She gives Amelia a kiss on the cheek.

EMILY

Bye, Grandma!

AMELIA

Goodbye, Emily.

(to both of them)

Be careful, and good luck!

STEPHEN

Thanks.

EMILY

Okay, now I’m ready.

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