The Unsuper Heroes, Part 11

INT. ABANDONED WAREHOUSE. AFTERNOON.

The heroes walk in and see a maze of boxes stacked up high. They walk cautiously.

DITZIA:

What’s in the boxes anyways?

EXELDA:

They were mass producing something

before the king shut it down. Must not

be valuable or they would have taken it.

NARCIUS:

Maybe it’s something we can use, like

mirrors…

EXELDA:

Don’t open it! It could be dangerous.

GEEKIUS:

They’re all nailed shut. He could try

but he would not be successful.

HYPNOS:

If we find one open, I’d say we look

inside.

EXELDA:

Curiosity killed the cat.

DITZIA:

We’re not cats though.

HYPNOS:

Though some of us have the same

intelligence…

They come to an intersection. There are three possible ways to go.

EXELDA:

Okay, I think we should split up.

HYPNOS:

Why does that sound so foreboding?

EXELDA:

Okay, Geekius, you and Narcius go

left. Ditzia, you and Hypnos go right.

I’m gonna go straight. If you find

anything, just shout. Any questions?

DITZIA:

Why can’t I be with Narcius?

EXELDA:

No distractions!

GEEKIUS:

Good luck everyone!

They go in separate paths.

INT.  WAREHOUSE PATH 1. AFTERNOON.

Exelda keeps going straight. She sees a figure in the distance. She pulls out her sword and approaches cautiously. When she gets closer, she sees that it is Philoles tied and gagged to some boxes. She puts her sword down and rushes to untie him.

EXELDA:

Are you okay?

PHILOLES:

I’m find. Wow, you’re sober?

EXELDA:

You’re suprised? You ordered me to

be sober!

PHILOLES:

I thought with my fate uncertain that

you wouldn’t hesitate to “pay tribute

to Bacchus.”

EXELDA:

I still wanted to honor your wishes.

PHILOLES:

That was sweet of you!

EXELDA:

Sweet? How dehydrated are you?

Before Philoles can respond, they hear a small crash.

PHILOLES:

Where are the others?

EXELDA:

We split up to cover the warehouse

faster. Why, is there a monster in here?

PHILOLES:

Kind of. We had better find them.

INT. WAREHOUSE PATH 2. AFTERNOON.

Exelda and Philoles walk around in a very alert manner. Eventually, they see Hypnos lazily lounging against some boxes and Ditzia sitting Indian style next to him.

EXELDA:

What are you two doing?

DITZIA:

Hypnos said he was going to sit

here and wait for the monster to

come to him, and I thought it was

a good idea, so I joined him.

PHILOLES:

Get up! We’ve got to find your friends.

Hypnos and Ditzia realize the prince is there and immediately stand up.

HYPNOS:

What does the monster look like?

PHILOLES:

I don’t know.

HYPNOS:

You didn’t see it?

PHILOLES:

Well, yes, but…

They hear Narcius’s girly scream. They all run to find him.

INT. WAREHOUSE PATH 3. AFTERNOON.

Hypnos, Ditzia, Philoles, and Exelda run to find Narcius cowering in a corner.

EXELDA:

Where’s the monster?

Narcius points behind them, and they see a mouse. Geekius runs up and finds them.

GEEKIUS:

There you are! Is that what you

ran from? A mouse?

NARCIUS:

That’s not an ordinary mouse!

HYPNOS:

What’s the worst he can do? Bite you?

The mouse morphs into a lion.

NARCIUS:

Yeah, that’s the worst he can do.

The lion comes at them, and they all scatter. He goes for Narcius. Exelda comes up from behind to attack. The tail morphs into a tentacle. It grabs her and throws her against the wall. The wall falls apart, and she is burried under debris. Philoles goes to free her while Hypnos tries to set the lion on fire. He runs after Hypnos, so Narcius jumps onto his back. The lion grows scales, one of which hits Narcius in the groin. He doubles over and falls off. Geekius turns himself invisible and goes after it. He throws Hypnos at him, whose fire makes him visible. He swipes them both, and they cannot get up. The creature heads to Philoles. Ditzia sees she has to act.

DITZIA:

Uh oh. It’s up to me. I gotta make

myself cry.

(beat)

I can’t think of anything! We’re doomed!

That thought makes her cry. She flies. The creature sprouts bat wings and flies after her. Exelda is now free from the debris.

EXELDA:

Ditzia! You’ve got to outsmart it!

HYPNOS:

We’re depending on her outsmarting

someone? We’re doomed!

She knocks into one of the boxes, and it falls on top of the monster. It turns out to be a box of wigs, and the monster now wears some curly locks. Ditzia stops in amusement.

DITZIA:

Oh, it’s killing me not to laugh right

now! Do you have any idea how

ugly you look?

The monster screams and falls down. The creature changes back into Impuso.

EXELDA:

Who are you?

IMPUSO:

That’s a good question.

NARCIUS:

You don’t know?

IMPUSO:

Well, my name is Impuso, and I’m

a shape-shifter, but that’s all I know.

I can be anyone I want, so who am I?

GEEKIUS:

Wow, a morphing man with an

identity crisis!

HYPNOS:

So, if you don’t know who your are,

why are you choosing to work for

someone who’s evil?

IMPUSO:

He’s not evil! He’s just power hungry.

EXELDA:

So, what are you hoping will happen?

After he destroys Chaos, he will be a

good and prosperous king who will

give you a cushy job? Please! He is

just using you!

IMPUSO:

You’re lying!

DITZIA:

He doesn’t cry over the monsters we

killed. He just sends out more. If he

cared about the monsters we killed,

he would go find us himself.

IMPUSO:

He could take you on if he wanted to!

PHILOLES:

Then prove it! Take us to him!

EXELDA:

Fine. You’ll see.

EXELDA:

Yes we will.

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