INT. THRONE ROOM. LATE AFTERNOON.
The heroes plus Cyrek and Orcus enter the throne room where PHILOLES (a good-looking, well built prince with dark hair and light colored eyes) casually sits on his throne and chats with a couple of servants. Everyone stands before the prince. Exelda avoids eye contact with him. Philoles stands to address them.
Welcome, my friends! Cyrek, what’s
going on in my kingdom?
Well, a monster attacked Chaos, so we
went to the oracle for advice. I learned
that these guys were destined to save
Chaos from a series of monsters. They
just destroyed one, so one down, more
And I learned not to hit on an angry
Um, okay. So, on behalf of our city-state,
I want to thank you for your services.
He shakes each of their hands. When he gets to Exelda, who cannot look at him, he stops amusedly.
Hey, I know you!
No you don’t.
I haven’t forgotten that day
Could you try?
Don’t tell me you’ve been drinking!
It wasn’t that bad.
I was humiliated!
You gotta tell us this story. You know
Okay. You know I was kicked out of
the army because they found out I was
a girl. Well, what I didn’t tell you was how
they found out.
I was a hero in our last war. We wouldn’t
have won without me. The king brought
me in and told me…
He said the reward for saving the
kingdom was my sister’s hand in
The others all laugh. Exelda turns red.
So I took off my armor and had to
reveal myself before she kissed me.
You know what would’ve made that
story better? If you kissed her!
Shut up! Okay, since we’ve cleared
the air, can we move on?
One more thing. I gotta reveal my
When you stripped off your armor…
that was totally hot!
I don’t know. Just a manly man becoming
a curvacious lady, that was hot! Wouldn’t
you agree that would be hot?
The men thought about it for a second and had to agree.
Men! Doesn’t matter their social
staus-they’re all the same!
She hates men.
I don’t hate men. I just hate how
we’re not respected.
Hey, I respect women! In fact, when
I’m king, I was going to start allowing
women into the army. I’m serious!
You gave me the idea. We wouldn’t
have won that war or defeated that
monster without you! It’s proof
women can be good warriors too!
Exelda says nothing, though her expression has somewhat softened.
Well, tomorrow I’ll stop by your place
to monitor your progress with this
Thank you, your majesty.
Please, just Philoles.
Good bye, Just Philoles!
Philoles watches Exelda leave first.