INT. PAWN SHOP. AFTERNOON.
Renee and Curtis enter the shop. A gruff looking man stands behind the counter. The only other person in the store is an old lady riffling through some VHS’s.
What do you like?
Show us the swords.
He brings out two swords. One is a small, Japanese sword. The other is a medieval-looking sword. Renee hands Curtis the longer sword.
How does that feel?
Curtis holds it in awe. He pulls out the sword from the sheath and swings it around a little.
I love it! But how will we hide it
walking around the streets?
This isn’t for every day. You’re getting
Smith’s old dagger too.
Renee pulls out a credit card. While she pays, Curtis swings the sword a little. The old lady comes over with an armful of videos. Curtis almost hits her, which makes her drop the videos. Renee hits her forehead and shakes her head.
I’m sorry, ma’am!
He picks up the videos. Renee finishes paying and comes over to help.
Sorry, he’s still in training.
What would two nice young people
need with weapons training? God
should be your answer.
That’s a nice idea, but it’s not very
practical, especially if someone
evil is trying to kill us!
The way of the wicked shall perish!
That’s good, I guess. We have to-
The Lord shall show you the light!
Aw, but darkness is my closest friend!
Come on, Curtis.
Renee grabs Curtis’s shirt and leads him out.
INT. REBEL HIDEOUT. AFTERNOON.
Renee and Curtis enter with the weapons. Renee hands the weapons over to Miguel for approval. He looks at the Japanese sword first.
It’s a replica, but it’s a good replica.
It’s a good size for you.
He hands it over to Tiffany, who takes it calmly.
You know, I’ve always wanted a sword.
My father said it didn’t fit well with my
doll collection. My brother has a fencing
sword. I was so jealous! But look at me
now! I may not have any of the comforts
of home, but I like it this way! I wanted to
be a reporter, and they thought I was crazy
for wanting a real career. Money is fun, but
there are some things in this world that are
just more important. Thank you for this
opportunity! If we survive, I’ll make sure
my father rewards you!
Miguel responds by smiling and then turns his attention to Curtis’s sword.
Again, another replica, but it’s totally
what I pictured for you. Here you
go, Sir Curtis Stevens.
Curtis grins as he takes the sword.
Yes. Go show them what you know,
Renee shakes her head but is half amused. She goes to the back and gets her own sword. She holds it in front of them.
This is how you hold a sword. Wow,
you’re a fast learner, uh…
Stevens, don’t hold it like a baseball
bat. Put your fingers like this.
Renee moves his hands for him.
Wow, you have soft hands!
She lingers for a split second. She shakes her head and continues.
Okay, first way you can use your sword…