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by Joseph Cochrane about a year ago in fantasy

Ep 2. Unbroken

FADE IN

EXT. MERCURIAL CITY - MORNING

Rio walks down the street followed by Phee.

PHEE

Rioooo come ooooon!

RIO KENTA

no Phee, it would be a pain if someone saw. I can hear Hyria now.

Rio’s left eye twitches as bird screeches, sirens, and explosions ring out in his head. Phee collapses to the ground and grabs Rio’s leg.

PHEE

pretty pleeeease

Rio sighs and stuffs his hands into his pockets. he begins to walk and drags Phee along.

PHEE (cont’d)

Rioooo ow pleeeease fly ouch ugh me to schoooool oof ugh

MR.RIVALLE

smokes a cigarette and waters the flowers outside of his Shop.

RIO KENTA

Hey old man, y’know smoking is bad for plants.

MR.RIVALLE

Don't call me old man you sound like a delinquent.

RIO KENTA

Don't you know you're looking at the leader of the slimiest gang on the east coast the Mercurial Dragons

MR.RIVALLE

never heard of’em.

Phee stands up and dusts herself off

PHEE

that's because they don't exist

MR.RIVALLE

who’s the kid?

PHEE

Also Rio you cant even ask for extra sauce at Burger Queen, How in the world would you lead a gang?

RIO KENTA

We call it Phee, she is sort of like a little sister

PHEE

IT!?

MR.RIVALLE

Well you better not have abandoned my little sunshine’s heart.

Phee pulls Rio Down to her level.

PHEE (whisper)

Whats he on about?

RIO KENTA

you see he is a regular at the bar i play pool at. well one night he got super drunk and challenged me in pool betting his daughters hand.

PHEE

you let him win!? I've never seen anyone beat you!

RIO KENTA

Normally its easy to wipe the floor with this drunkard, but he turned up that night. who knew his daughter got him so fired up

Rio returns his attention to Mr. Rivalle.

RIO KENTA (cont’d)

look I'm sure your daughter is super nice

Mr. Rivalle grabs Rio by the shoulder and begins to shake him violently.

MR.RIVALLE

Nice! Nice! My angel is more than nice!

Rio looks over to Phee who has her phone out in an attempt to videotape.

RIO KENTA

Phee a little help!

PHEE

just a sec let him throw one punch

RIO KENTA

Phee!!!

Phee sighs and rolls her eyes as she shoves her phone into her pocket. Phee Pushes Rio and Mr. Rivalle apart.

PHEE

as much as id love for this to end up on World Star, were late.

Rio dust himself

RIO KENTA

later pops

Rio begins to walk off. Phee sighs and stomps off after him. Mr. Rivalle relights his half burned out cigarette.

PHEE (o.s.)

You cant let me flex on the snap for one day.

RIO KENTA (o.s.)

pipe down squirt I'm getting a headache

PHEE (o.s.)

Squirt!?

Phee punches Rio

MR.RIVALLE

I can see why shes so interested in those two, especially the girl.

Mr. Rivalle goes back to watering his plants.

CUT TO

INT. MERCURIAL MIDDLE - MORNING

Coach Carter stands in from of the seated children in the Gymnasium and checks attendance.

COACH CARTER

Alright kids pair up and begin stretching and warm ups.

Coach Carter shuffles off into the equipment closet. Phee looks visibly unenthused.

PHEE (V.o.)

Physical group work, Yay!

LEGACY, a slender 14 year old girl with light brown twin tail French braids thick round glasses and green eyes with bags underneath, grabs Phee by the arm. Phee startled, chuckles nervously.

PHEE (cont’d)

I guess we are partners.

LEGACY

what can you tell me about magic?

PHEE

Well not to toot my own horn but I'm pretty good at pulling rabbits out of my hat.

Legacy looks visibly unamused. Phee begins to sweat profusely.

PHEE (cont’d) (V.o.)

Rio is going to murder me.

CUT TO

INT. MERCURIAL HIGH - MORNING

Rio sits with his arms crossed and his head down on his desk. He sneezes.

RIO KENTA

Dammit Phee, What did you do now?

NIRO, a 16 year old Japanese boy with glasses blue eyes and jet black shoulder length hair, sits down at the desk in front of Rio.

NIRO (o.s.)

Psst … psst … Rio

Rio slowly raises his head. Niro smiles at him. Rio drops his head back into his arms.

RIO KENTA

Sup Niro

NIRO

How are you enjoying the manga I lent you?

Rio springs up and throws his head back over his chair. he then grabs his forehead with his left hand.

RIO KENTA

Duuude I haven't even had time to read it

NIRO

what? really? I would've thought with how much school you've been missing that...

Rio puts his right hand up while leaning forward onto his left arm still holding his forehead.

RIO KENTA

Family stuff its complicated you wouldn't ….ok you’d probably understand but you’d think I was talking about some anime or manga.

NIRO

Dude try me

Rio sighs and drops his head with a SLAM onto his desk.

CUT TO

INT. MERCURIAL MIDDLE - MORNING

Phee and Legacy are stretching.

LEGACY

Look I've exhausted all the internet has to offer, nothing but hoaxes, tourist traps, and dead end leads, but you...you seem to be emitting an energy I've never encountered in such large quantities before.

PHEE

ok sure but um run that by me one more time, when exactly did you get this data or whatever?

LEGACY

when you collapsed in the hallway I was the one who got a teacher but before that I used my EMPA to scan you.

Phee turns bright red

LEGACY (cont’d)

why are you getting embarrassed, it was purely scientific.

Phee covers her face. Legacy sighs and rolls her eyes.

PHEE

look I don't know either I'm about as useful as the internet.

LEGACY

if you have any information I do not I want it.

PHEE

fine fine but lets continue this after school I'm afraid a lizard is snooping around.

CUT TO

INT. MERCURIAL HIGH - MORNING

Rio sneezes.

RIO KENTA

oh Phee is in so much trouble when I see her.

CUT TO

INT. MERCURIAL MIDDLE - MORNING

Legacy looks puzzled shrugs it off and nods in agreement.

LEGACY

That is fine, 5pm Mercurial Public Library, don't be late.

Phee nods. the bell rings.

CUT TO

INT. PHEE’S HOUSE - AFTERNOON

Hyria sits on the couch and read a book with a cup of tea. Rio opens the door and enters the house.

HYRIA

Rio, Can you take out the trash.

Rio slowly walks upstairs. Phee opens and enters the house.

HYRIA

How was your day Phee?

Phee smiles nervously.

PHEE

normal...just a normal average day.

Hyria closes her book and turns around. Phee begins to sweat profusely.

HYRIA

What is Rio doing, I told him to take out the trash.

PHEE

oh I saw him flying away as I walked up.

Hyria removes her glasses and rubs her eyes in frustration.

HYRIA

Phee can you please take out the trash.

PHEE

No problem, by the way I'm going to hang out with a friend if that is ok.

Hyria nods.

HYRIA

That's fine, but if you see Rio let him know he is in a world of trouble.

Phee salutes and grabs the trash.

PHEE

will do captain!

Phee leaves.

CUT TO

EXT. MERCURIAL CITY PARK - AFTERNOON

Phee walks through the park. she stops to tie her shoe on a bench. Rio hangs upside down from a tree behind Phee. he begins to chug his guitar menacingly. Phee freezes and begins to sweat profusely.

RIO KENTA

Got something on your mind?

PHEE

n... n n… no

RIO KENTA

now see id love to believe that but my nose says otherwise.

PHEE

your n.. n n.. nose?

RIO KENTA

All morning I was sneezing like crazy and that usually means one of two things.

Rio jumps out of the tree and begins to circle Phee.

RIO KENTA (cont’d)

One, someone is dissing me or two..

PHEE (interrupting)

Allergies?

Rio smiles then chuckles

RIO KENTA

Yes Phee Allergies, and you know what I'm allergic to?

PHEE

pollen?

RIO KENTA

No, I'm allergic to that shady smell coming off you now spill, where are you going?

Phee sweats a puddle underneath herself.

PHEE (V.o.)

Crap Phee Think... think think… oh wait!

PHEE (cont’d)

I'm on my way to hang out with a friend!

Rio whips around.

RIO KENTA

What?

PHEE

you heard me

Rio grabs Phee and lifts her into the air. Rio hugs Phee and kisses her cheek. Phee struggles. Rio puts her down. Phee wipes her cheek off. Rio cries tears of joy.

PHEE (cont’d)

ew dude gross

RIO KENTA

finally my awkward caterpillar emerges from her cocoon a butterfly

PHEE

please stop

Rio grabs Phee’s hands.

RIO KENTA

what can I do to help this friendship blossom?

PHEE

well there is one thing

FADE TO

EXT. YE OLDE CANDY SHOPPE - AFTERNOON

Rio and Phee exit the candy store

PHEE

Thanks big bro this should make up for my tardiness.

Rio plays Phee off.

FADE TO

INT. MERCURIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY - AFTERNOON

Phee enters the library and heads to a table in the back. She puts her bag down.

LEGACY (V.o.)

I said don't be late.

Phee spins around and grips her chest.

PHEE

Dude what the fuck my heart almost exploded.

LEGACY

you're reason for being late better be good.

Phee takes a moment to regain her composure, she opens her bag and pour the candy onto the table.

LEGACY (cont’d)

I will not be bribed

PHEE

Try saying that without drooling.

Phee giggles. Legacy wipes her mouth and takes a seat. she pulls out a small laptop.

LEGACY

alright so lets start, tell me everything you know first and ill fill in what gaps i can.

PHEE

Fine, Supposedly everything was....

Phee’s eyes go blank. she slowly falls out of her chair slaming on the floor

CUT TO

EXT. TERRA SCAPE - NIGHT

Phee lays in the grass asleep.

ILYA (V.o.)

Phee Halcyon, Wake up.

Phee rolls over

PHEE

Five more minutes Hyria this is a good dream

Ilya approaches Phee, it lowers it head and snorts on Phee.

ILYA

Rise Child

Phee rolls over and yawns

PHEE

what...how did I get here....

Phee stretches.

PHEE (cont’d)

here?

ILYA

We must talk about your reckless behavior as of late, Child.

Phee sighs and stands up as she dust herself off.

PHEE

do you have a name?

ILYA

w.. wh.. what?

PHEE

you keep calling me child, I have a name its Phee, so Whats yours?

ILYA

my name?

Phee looks visibly irritated.

PHEE

yes, what is it?

Ilya lowers its head.

ILYA

my apologies Phee halcyon, I am Ilya The Unbroken

PHEE

Just Phee is fine

Phee sits in the grass.

PHEE (cont’d)

Now Ilya, why the sudden interruption.

ILYA

You trust far to easily the intentions of this child...

PHEE

Legacy

ILYA

The intentions of this Legacy are unclear, plus I've noticed some etheric energy is her life essence.

PHEE

shouldn't that be more reason to trust her, the information she could provide should be more credible.

ILYA

credible or not we cant..

PHEE (interrupting)

no no no no don't talk to me about trust, you and Hyria are hiding something, you've been all but silent since my first time here, and Hyria has been struggling to hide this pained expression when she looks at me!

ILYA

Phee... Listen its complicated

PHEE

I'm not some immature child, I'm going to find answers with or without you.

Ilya morphs into A golden clone of Phee with antlers.

ILYA

Then I Challenge you to a duel, if I win you end this nonsense.

PHEE

Then I guess you cant win huh.

Ilya nods and takes a fighting stance. Phee charges. Ilya throws a jab. Phee dodges and grabs Ilya’s torso. Ilya elbows Phee in the back. Phee drop. Ilya knees Phee in the face as she comes down.

ILYA

Phee you will learn everything in a timely fashion, I don't want to hurt you.

Phee wipes the blood from her nose.

PHEE

you say that after breaking my nose.

ILYA

do not be dramatic it is not..

Phee stares blankly at Ilya as she sets her nose.

PHEE (mockingly)

Its not Broken.

Phee lunges and tackles Ilya. They Grapple around. Phee puts Ilya in a headlock. Ilya struggles, and Phee tightens her grip. Ilya clumsily rises to her feet. She slams Phee into a tree. Phee tightens her grip. Ilya throws all her weight into the tree. Phee lets go and falls. Ilya spins around and kicks at Phee. Phee dodges rolls out of the way. Ilya kicks at Phee. Phee catches her foot. Phee smirks. Ilya smirks and spins. She kicks Phee in the head. Phee spins 3 times and slams into the dirt.

ILYA

Had enough?

Ilya approaches the motionless Phee. Phee grabs her leg and roll. Ilya catches herself and flips. She throws Phee onto her back.

ILYA

you are tougher than I projected , but you are still far to unworthy.

PHEE

What can I say Rio is a thorough older brother.

Ilya smirks.

ILYA

Then let the true test begin.

Ilya begins to glow light orange.

ILYA (cont’d)

Magic skill Giant’s Blood, My strength and durability are increased 10 fold.

PHEE

Wait that isn't fair.

Ilya sighs and rolls her eyes.

ILYA

Fine Phee, To use this ability you must allow nature energy to flow in and out of you with little to no resistance the less resistance the stronger the spell.

PHEE

Even though you told me that, I'm assuming I wont get time to practice?

Ilya smiles.

ILYA

Correct

Ilya launches at Phee with an explosive take off. Ilya cocks her arm back for a punch. Phee throws up an unstable guard. She begins to faintly glow light orange. Ilya punches Phee and the veil shatters. Phee is launched through several trees.

ILYA

she couldn't have?

Phee pushes the debris off of her. Ilya appears in front of Phee. Ilya cocks back for a kick. Phee Guards. Phee begins to faintly glow light orange. Ilya kicks Phee and the veil shatters. Phee is launched into the air.

ILYA

I'll need to finish this before she figures it out.

Ilya jumps with an explosive take off. Ilya hits Phee with a lariat. Phee spins out of control. Ilya spikes Phee into the ground with cataclysmic impact. Ilya lands softly.

ILYA (cont’d)

Give up Phee.

BEAT

ILYA (cont’d)

Maybe I went a little.

The dust and debris begin to settle.

ILYA

No way.

The debris and dust clear to reveal Phee covered in a light orange veil. Phee smirks mischievously.

PHEE

Magic Skill Giant’s blood

Ilya slow claps.

ILYA

Congratulations Phee Halcyon, The 8th Guardian of Terra. you have proven yourself worthy of the title but this battle is far from finished.

Ilya summons a golden staff with a red ribbon tied to the end. Ilya jams the ribbon less side into the ground. She pulls it out with a giant hammer like boulder. Ilya rapidly spins the hammer before she points the business end at Phee.

PHEE

More cheats?

ILYA

If you want a weapon you're going to have to take it.

Phee rolls her eyes.

PHEE (Mockingly)

If You want a Weapons You're going To Have To Take It.

Ilya launches at Phee. She slams her hammer to cause a smoke screen. Phee guards and searches frantically. Ilya pops out the smoke and swats at Phee. Phee Guards and is launched through the forest. Phee quickly recovers. Ilya begins to spin like a top and chases Phee. Phee catches the hammer and stops with a slide. Ilya pushes the hammer forward. Phee is thrown off balance. Ilya jabs the hammer at Phee. Phee Punches it. Ilya slides back a bit. Ilya uppercuts Phee with the hammer. Phee is launched into the air. Ilya appears and swats at Phee. Phee punches the boulder and It shatters. Ilya prepares for another spell. Phee punches Ilya in the gut. Ilya launches into the ground. Ilya quickly recovers. Ilya jams the golden staff into the ground. Phee comes down with a kick. Ilya steps back and dodges. Phee throws a punch. Ilya dodges and goes for the staff. Phee throws a kick that blocks Ilya from the staff. Ilya Dodges. Ilya throws a punch at Phee. Phee blocks and is launched through several trees. Ilya runs and grabs the staff. Phee runs out the forest and grabs the staff. she swings around and kicks Ilya in the chest. Ilya is flung through the forest. Ilya now back in deer form rises from the debris. Ilya approaches Phee.

ILYA

Phee Halcyon The 8th Guardian of Terra, have passed my test and have been officially recognized as the next Guardian.

The staff condenses into a light orange crystal shard. Ilya picks it up and walks over to Phee.

ILYA (cont’d)

Open your hand child.

Phee glares at Ilya and holds her hand out. Ilya drops the crystal shard into Phee’s hand.

ILYA (cont’d)

We have much to discuss, but you must first go home to The Guardian of Radiance.

PHEE

wait what is this?

ILYA

all will be explained, later child. Mentally Prepare yourself.

Phee opens to her mouth but is interrupted by an explosion of bright white light.

CUT TO.

INT. MERCURIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY - EVENING

Phee opens her eyes slowly. she begins to focus and notices Legacy. Legacy says something inaudible.

PHEE (Muffled)

what?

Phee adjust herself and notices CAMELLIA, a 13 year old Japanese girl with long straight jet black hair and blue eyes, hovering over her. Phee flushes bright red and lifts up. Phee and Camellia smash foreheads. Phee falls back and grabs her forehead. Camellia grabs her forehead.

PHEE (cont’d)

I'm so sorry.

Camellia giggles.

CAMELLIA

Don't worry about me, I saw you collapse are you ok?

Phee sits up and giggles nervously

.

PHEE

oh that, don't worry it happens sometimes.

CAMELLIA

oh wait I know you two! class C right?

LEGACY

yea?

CAMELLIA

I'm from class A, our classes have lunch together.

PHEE

oh I've never noticed.

CAMELLIA

well I make my own lunch so I eat and then go to the library to read.

PHEE

Oh that's pretty cool.

Camellia smiles and extends a hand to Phee.

CAMELLIA

Kajiyama Camellia.

Phee grabs her hand and smiles back with a little blush.

PHEE

Phee...Phee Halcyon

LEGACY

Legacy Rivalle

CAMELLIA

Nice to meet you both.

Camellia catches a glimpse of her watch. she lets go of Phee’s hand and examines her watch closer.

CAMELLIA (cont’d)

oh no I'm going to be late for the dinner rush.

Camellia frantically packs her things.

CAMELLIA (cont’d)

I hope to see you guys at school, buh bye!

Phee waves and grins star struck. legacy squats next to Phee.

LEGACY

Now who is the drooly one?

Phee turns bright red and stares at the ground. legacy stands up and begins leaving.

LEGACY

Its getting late, lets pick this up some other time. see ya Phee.

Legacy exits. Phee stands up and packs her stuff up.

PHEE

she ate all the candy.....jerk.

CUT TO:

EXT. PHEE’S HOUSE - NIGHT

Rio sits on the roof and plays his guitar softly.

CUT TO:

INT. PHEE’S HOUSE - NIGHT

Hyria and Phee sit across from one another in a meditative fashion. Hyria glows white and Phee glows lights orange.

CUT TO:

EXT. TERRA SCAPE/ RADIANT SCAPE - NIGHT

The Terra Scape is merged with a temple of pure light. Hyria sits and pets Ilya. An Owl of white light sits in Ilya’s antlers. Phee sits across from them.

HYRIA

First I’d like to congratulate you on passing Ilya’s trial, Ilya being one of the most powerful spirits it is no easy feat to best them in battle.

PHEE

Thanks i guess.

ILYA

You have proven to have a stronger affinity for magic than any Guardian before you. Please show us the Crystal I gave you earlier.

Phee reaches into her pocket and removes the crystal.

HYRIA

That is what is known as an etheric Terra shard, taken from the primal source of Terra magic, it is bestowed upon every guardian but contains the primal source of their respective magic. and someday you will activate its power and draw out your very own Magic weapon.

Phee looks starry eyed.

HYRIA (cont’d)

Now Phee. Most guardians spend their whole lives being trained to house a spirit and bring balance to 7 realms, sadly you did not get that luxury for several reasons.

ILYA

the first being your Mother. She wanted you to live a normal life which is why you were sent to the lesser realm.

HYRIA

But it seems she had a change of plans.

PHEE

what....what do you mean?

Hyria opens her mouth to talk but instead burst into tears. Ilya and Phee engage deep eye contact.

PHEE (cont’d)

is...is she dead?

ILYA

No...or at least she wasn't before i ended up with you. she must have performed the ritual of selection.

PHEE

The ritual of selection.

ILYA

Yes before the Etherealm achieved the prosperity it has achieved in recent years guardians were designated when the current reached the age of 45 they perform a ritual to the highest achieving trainee in their clan to receive the spirit, but due to the calm most people just stay the guardian until they die and let it pass randomly within their clan.

Hyria stops crying for a moment.

HYRIA

possible since she took a vial of Phee’s blood before she left. but that ritual hasn't been done is ages who could have taught her that?

ILYA

It matters not. Phee is the new guardian and I don't know much about what Scarlett was up too but I fear something ominous coming, for now we must train Phee and prepare her for the daunting task I am sure are to come.

Phee nods. Hyria wipes her tears. the Deer stands. An explosion of light envelopes the group.

CUT TO:

INT. PHEE’S BEDROOM - NIGHT

Phee lies in bed staring at her ceiling. She reaches up towards it. she stares at the antler tattoo on her hand.

PHEE (V.o.)

Mom...did you really make the right choice?

Phee drops her hand and returns her gaze to the ceiling.

PHEE (cont’d) (V.o.)

what were you doing that was so dangerous?

Phee rolls over.

PHEE (cont’d) (V.o.)

I hope you'll be able to tell me someday....I hope you're ok.

Phee falls asleep.

CUT TO:

EXT. MERCURIAL CITY - NIGHT.

We see a cloaked figure standing on a light post overlooking the city. the moon is full behind them. we zoom into the figures face. we only see their mouth. they smile with exposed teeth. We zoom out. the figure turns translucent like water. The figure splashes down the post.

FADE OUT

END

fantasy

Joseph Cochrane

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