Amouraq, Part 7

EXT. BLOODY RIVER. LATE AFTERNOON.

Stephen and Emily have become a little more relaxed about the situation. They come to the river and immediately halt, sensing that this river might have a trap in it.

STEPHEN

Know any helpful spells?

EMILY

Well, I could turn us

into temporary fish, but

I don’t think we should

go into the water at all.

I could make a bridge, but

I don’t remember how to do

that. I know there’s a way

to magically transport our

bodies from one side to

another. I’m trying to-

Before she can finish speaking, a giant hand formed by the water reaches out to get them! They try to run, but the giant hand snatches them. They try to escape, but the force of the water is too strong. The fist rises in the air and starts to fall.

EMILY

(shouting over the noise)

What do we do?

STEPHEN

Change us into a temporary

cloud!

EMILY

What? Why?

STEPHEN

Trust me!

Emily swishes her right hand above both of them.

EMILY

Cloud.

They changed into fluffy cloud versions of themselves. Since clouds are just water vapor, the hand couldn’t grip them anymore. The hand lowered itself down as a small breeze carried them across the river.

EMILY

(as a cloud)

Brilliant, Stephen! I

think we’re actually

gaining strength from

the vapor it’s emitting!

STEPHEN

(as a cloud)

Actually, that might be

our downfall when we change

back into ourselves and fall.

EMILY

(as a cloud)

I forgot about that!

They change back into their human selves and land on the ground on their bottoms with a thud.

STEPHEN

See, I’m not perfect either.

EMILY

I was too worried about

falling to conjure some

cushions.

STEPHEN

If we were true clouds,

how come we could still

talk?

EMILY

That’s just it, we weren’t

true clouds. Magic isn’t

always perfect.

They try to get up but their bottoms are too sore.

STEPHEN

Boy, Xavier is a real

pain in the ass!

EMILY

(laughs)

Oh okay, James Bond.

STEPHEN

(laughs)

I’ve never been compared

to him before.

EMILY

Really? Never?

STEPHEN

As often as you got compared

to Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

They continue on their conversation as they leave the scene.

EXT. DRAGON’S LAIR. LATE AFTERNOON

They had time for a small conversation and are at the point where they were actually starting to have a little fun when they came to a giant, rocky cave whose contents are hidden by darkness. The two of them suddenly come back to reality and remember the dangers they are facing.

STEPHEN

I know all too well from

fairy tales that a dragon

must live in there.

They see smoke billowing from the cave, and before they can decide whether or not to run away, the creature emerges. Not only is it a dragon, but it is a three headed dragon! Stephen shoots the dragon, but the bullet ricochets off of its scaly hide. It turns all three heads to him and ambles to him. Stephen picks up a long tree branch and wields it like a sword at its head. The branch doesn’t hurt the dragon but annoys and distracts it. Emily picks up a rock and throws it the dragon. The dragon turns its attention to her. Emily runs clockwise around it, and Stephen does the same in the opposite direction. The three heads don’t know what to focus on and become dizzy. Emily stops and points her clawed hand at it and says a spell.

EMILY

Camio oss!

The dragon shrank into the size of a baseball. Stephen smiles as he steps on it to kill it.

STEPHEN

I never thought I’d ever

kill a dragon! You’re

getting so much better at

this rescuing thing!

He looks at the bottom of his shoe and gets disgusted. Emily titters as he wipes it off on the grass.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s