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Tess-1

Night of the Devil Hunt

Part 1

By Brian Uhe


PAGE 1


PANEL 1

It's night time and a house is shown. In human screams are heard inside.


FATHER (not shown, from house, and loud)

HOLD HER DOWN!


MOTHER (not shown, from house, and loud)

I'M TRYING!


PANEL 2

The chest and holy book of the Devil Hunter, Gabriel, is shown. The inhuman screams are still heard!


PANEL 3

The source of the inhuman screams are revealed to be a 10 year old girl who's possessed by a demon and is tied down on her bed! Think of The Exorcist. The mother and father are trying to keep her down as the bed shakes!


PANEL 4

Gabriel is revealed and is ready to start the ceremony of exorcise the demon. The inhuman screaming is still heard!


GABRIEL (firm, mysterious, and focused)

LET US BEGIN.


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

It's morning at the same house. Gabriel is now leaving the house and the mother and father are at the porch watching him.


PANEL 2

Another view of the three where the parents are shown upfront, while Gabriel is in the background. Gabriel turns around after he hears something from the parents.


FATHER (tired, but a bit relieved)

I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR OUR DAUGHTER WHEN IT CAME TO FREEING HER FROM THIS ORDEAL, MISTER GABRIEL.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

I'M AFRAID IT ISN'T OVER FOR YOUR DAUGHTER.


FATHER (tired, but relieved)

BUT THE DEMON, I THOUGHT YOU....


PANEL 3

The once possessed daughter is in her room and looks traumatized as she lies on her bed.


GABRIEL (not shown and word box)

THE DEMON HAS BEEN EXORCISED, BUT THE EXPERIENCE STILL REMAINS IN HER MEMORY AND WILL TAKE TIME FOR HER TO RECOVER FROM IT AND GET ON WITH HER LIFE.


PANEL 4

Gabriel is shown upfront as he continues to walk away from the house and parents in the background.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

AND IT'S UP TO YOU TWO TO HELP HER ALONG THE WAY, WHILE I HAVE DONE ALL I CAN DO HERE.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

GOOD DAY.


PANEL 5

Gabriel enters a car in the passenger side, while Desadia is the one driving.


DESADIA (mild)

BE THANKFUL THAT IT WILL TAKE AWHILE BY CAR TO GET TO OUR NEXT DESTINATION.


DESADIA (mild)

YOU DEFINITELY LOOK LIKE SOMEONE WHO COULD USE SOME SLEEP.


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

Inside the car, Gabriel and Desadia's backs are shown. Gabriel looks at the driving Desadia.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

DESADIA.


DESADIA (a little annoyed)

LET'S NOT GO OVER THIS AGAIN.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

YES, LET'S.


PANEL 2

Another view of the two.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

IF THE REPORTS ABOUT THIS PLACE IS TRUE, THEN BEING THERE IS THE LAST PLACE YOU SHOULD BE.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

WHEN MY WIFE'S SPIRIT LEFT YOU, NOT ONLY DID YOU LOSE HER MEMORIES, BUT NEVER REGAINED YOUR OWN, WHICH PRACTICALLY MAKE YOU BLIND WHEN IT COMES TO KNOWING WHO YOU ARE.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

NOT TO MENTION THAT IT WAS LUCK THAT I WAS ABLE TO FIND YOU AND RESCUE YOU FROM CATHERINE WHO WAS BEHIND YOUR ADDUCTION.


DESADIA (a little annoyed)

WHICH IS NO DOUBT THE REASON WE'RE GOING TO OHIO.


PANEL 3

Gabriel is the main focus and show mild discomfort for his friend discovering a possible truth.


DESADIA (partly shown)

I MAY HAVE A MEMORY PROBLEM, BUT I'M NOT STUPID, AND I KNOW HOW THAT WITCH GHOST LOVES TO TAUGHT YOU AS IF SHE HAD A GRUDGE AGAINST YOU, ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU PREVENTED HER FROM BECOMING PRESIDENT, AND HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF MAYBE THE REASON ALL THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING TO US IS BECAUSE OF HER? AS IF SHE'S TRYING TO MANIPULATE US?


DESADIA (partly shown)

I'M STILL WONDERING HOW I GOT HER WIFE'S SPIRIT IN THE FIRST PLACE AND WHO I REALLY AM, LIKE MY REAL NAME FOR EXAMPLE.


PANEL 4

A somewhat distant look from above of the car.


DESADIA (not shown and from car)

IF THERE'S A CHANCE THAT CATHERINE HAS INFORMATION ON MY PAST, THEN I'M WILLING TO TAKE THE CHANCE.


DESADIA (not shown and from car)

THERE'S NO PRICE I'M WILLING TO....


GABRIEL (not shown and from car)

DON'T.


PANEL 5

The main focus is Gabriel who's looking at Desadia who is partly shown.


GABRIEL (serious, firm, and mysterious)

DON'T EVER THINK THERE NO SUCH THING AS A PRICE NOT BEING TOO HIGH TO ACHIEVE A GOAL, BECAUSE YOU MAY END UP LOSING A LOT MORE TO MAKE THAT GAIN NOT WORTH IT.


GABRIEL (serious, firm, and mysterious)

ONLY A FOOL WOULD THINK THAT AND YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER AFTER WHAT YOU EXPERIENCED.


DESADIA (chilling)

YEAH, I KNOW.


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

Somewhere in Ohio, a motel is shown near the road.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THIS MOTEL HAS A LAUNDRY MAT SO GIVE ME YOUR CLOTHES.


ATELIDAE (not shown and word box)

WHY?


SAGE (not shown and word box)

BECAUSE THEY SMELL AND WE HAPPEN TO BE SHARING A ROOM.


PANEL 2

Sage, with Atelidae's clothes, leave through the door.


SAGE (business-like)

YOU MIGHT AS WELL TAKE A SHOWER WHILE I'M DOING THIS.


ATELIDAE (not shown and from inside)

I'LL BE CHECKING FOR BUGS AFTERWARDS.


SAGE (business-like)

NORMALLY I WOULD SAY YOU'RE EXAGGERATING, BUT WITH THE SITUATION WE'RE IN, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A WISE MOVE.


SAGE (business-like)

JUST STAY IN THE ROOM SO THAT NO ONE, INCLUDING THE MANAGER WHO WAS LOOKING ME OVER, WILL SEE YOU.


PANEL 3

Sage is now at the laundry mat and is putting Atelidae's clothes into the washer.


PANEL 4

Sage's hand is shown putting change in the coin slot of the washer. In the background is a female figure.


SAGE (hand only shown)

I KNOW YOU'RE THERE.


PANEL 5

The female figure is revealed to be Dani Moonstar.


SAGE (not shown)

WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE, MISS MOONSTAR?


DANI MOONSTAR (mild, but serious)

DESPITE MY DUTIES WITH THE NEW MUTANTS SQUAD, MY OTHER DUTIES IS TO CHECK ON OTHER MUTANTS LIVING OUTSIDE OF UTOPIA TO SEE IF THEY'RE DOING WELL, AS WELL AS SEE IF THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND ABOUT MOVING IN WITH US.


SAGE (not shown)

YES, WELL, NOT EVERYONE WAS GOING TO AGREE WITH THE ISLAND IDEA WHERE YOUR ENEMIES KNOW WHERE TO GET YOU.


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

A downward look at Dani and Sage, while the washer does it's job.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild, but serious)

I HEARD THAT YOU'RE ONE OF THEM.


SAGE (business-like)

I CAN'T HELP BUT SEE A TEMPORARY SOLUTION WHICH WILL SOON REACH IT'S LIMIT, ESPECIALLY WITH THE TOLL IT'S BEEN TAKING WITH THE ATTACKS.


SAGE (business-like)

PEOPLE LIKE MAGNETO MAY THINK IT'S GOING TO LAST FOREVER AND A SYMBOL OF MUTANT SUPERIORITY, DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE HIMSELF HAS PROVEN THAT MUTANTS ARE JUST AS FLAWED AS BASELINE HUMANS, BUT AGAIN, IT WILL REACH IT'S LIMIT AND CRUMBLE ONE DAY.


SAGE (business-like)

THE HARSH REALITY IS THAT THE X-MEN, AS WELL AS THE MUTANT RACE, HAS TOO MANY DANGEROUS ENEMIES TO MAKE SOMETHING LIKE UTOPIA AN ACTUAL REALITY.


PANEL 2

Another view of the two.


SAGE (business-like)

NOW, HOW ABOUT YOU TELL ME THE REASON YOU'RE HERE.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild, but serious)

I HEARD YOU WERE AROUND THIS AREA AND THERE'S MY OTHER DUTIES THAT I JUST MENTIONED.


SAGE (business-like)

I ASSURE YOU THAT I'M DOING QUITE FINE.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild, but serious)

I'M CONCERN ABOUT THE GIRL.


SAGE (business-like)

DESPITE HER FATHER, SHE'S NOT A MUTANT.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild, but serious)

BUT UTOPIA HAS ALSO OPEN IT'S DOORS TO ANY MUTANT'S FAMILY AND SHE IS THE GUY'S DAUGHTER.


SAGE (business-like)

BUT THE GIRL HAS NO DESIRE TO GO THERE AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST TIME SHE WAS THERE.


PANEL 3

A close up and main focus on Dani who is shocked when she looks the other way.


SAGE (not shown)

AND THE “REMINDER” HAPPENS TO BE HERE RIGHT NOW.


PANEL 4

The 20 foot Tess-1 is looking through the human size doorway.


PANEL 5

The spooked Dani has her hands in front of her that says that she doesn't want the robot near her as she slowly backs away, while Sage walks forward and uses her hands to shoo.


SAGE (business-like and a little annoyed)

SHOO! “SHOO!” YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO BE HIDING SO NO ONE WILL SEE YOU!


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Sage is the main focus.


TESS-1 (not shown and machine voice)

EH.


SAGE (business-like and a little annoyed)

WHAT DID ATELIDAE TELL YOU TO DO?


TESS-1 (not shown and machine voice)

EH.


SAGE (business-like and a little annoyed)

EXACTLY! TO STAY OUT OF SIGHT WHICH YOU'RE NOT DOING RIGHT NOW!


PANEL 2

Parts of Tess-1 are shown through the doorway as it begins to leave. Inside the room is the spooked Dani and the brave Sage is now walking away from the doorway.


SAGE (business-like and a little annoyed)

SOMETIMES IT'S EASY TO FORGET THAT IT'S A ROBOT WHEN IT GOES AROUND BEHAVING LIKE A MISBEHAVED PET.


DANI MOONSTAR (a bit spooked)

CY.... CYCLOPS TOLD ME ABOUT FORWARD STRIKE, THEIR ATTEMPTS TO WIPE OUT THE DEVIANTS, AND I TALKED TO HIM ON HOW WE CAN BRING ATELIDAE AND HER FATHER TO UTOPIA, BUT UNDER ONE CONDITION.


SAGE (business-like)

TWO, IF WE'RE THINKING OF DIFFERENT THINGS.


PANEL 3

Another view of Dani and Sage.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild, but serious)

THAT THE ROBOT WILL BE DEACTIVATED, DISMANTLE, AND LOCKED AWAY IN A PLACE THAT NO ONE CAN GET INTO.


SAGE (business-like)

UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN SINCE HER FATHER WORKED ON THAT MACHINE.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild, but serious)

THAT THING IS DANGEROUS AND NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH A SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE IT DESTROYS A CITY OR SOMETHING.... LIKE BY ACCIDENT.


SAGE (business-like)

AGAIN, UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN, AND SHE ALREADY SHOWED HER LACK OF DESIRE OF HAVING HER FATHER AND HERSELF LIVING ON THE ISLAND.


PANEL 4

Past scene, Atelidae and her father are watching the TV.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND FROM WHAT SHE MENTIONED ABOUT HER FATHER, I DON'T THINK HE WOULD HAVE ANY INTEREST IN MOVING IN EITHER.


TV (not shown)

THAT WAS CYCLOPS AFTER A MYSTERIOUS ARTIFICIAL ISLAND APPEARED OUT FROM THE RIVER AFTER THE RIOT INCIDENT WHICH HE DECLARED AS UTOPIA, A SANCTUARY FOR MUTANTS.


TV (not shown)

I JUST GOT WORD THAT DIRECTOR OSBORN IS ABOUT TO MAKE A STATEMENT ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPEN WHO JUST GOT BACK FROM UTOPIA AFTER A ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND CYCLOPS AND THE X-MEN ON CHARGES OF STARTING THE RIOT.


JACK (chilling)

WOW, THEY ARE SO GOING TO DIE.


JACK (chilling)

I MEAN LOOK AT THEM. THEY MIGHT AS WELL PUT A SIGN THAT SAYS “INSERT NUKE HERE”.


PANEL 5

Inside the motel room, the door to the bathroom is shown and the sound of a shower is heard.


ATELIDAE (not shown, singing, and from bathroom)

GOING TO ROCK YOUR WORLD WITH A LOT OF LOUD NOISE!


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and word box)

WELL, AT LEAST LET ME TALK TO HER IN PERSON.


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

Inside the motel room, Atelidae is covered with a towel and has another towel wrapped around her head. Sage is putting her clean clothes on one of the beds, while Dani is facing Atelidae.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and displeased)

WHAT.... THE “HELL”.... IS THIS?


SAGE (business-like)

THIS IS DANI MOONSTAR AND SHE WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU. TO DISCUSS ON HOW SHE CAN CONVINCE YOU AND YOUR FATHER, AFTER WE FIND HIM, TO LIVE ON UTOPIA.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and displeased)

YEAH, WELL DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH, BECAUSE YOU'LL JUST PASS OUT.


PANEL 2

Dani bends over to face the smaller Atelidae.


DANAI MOONSTAR (being cheerful)

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CALLED X-CLUB AT UTOPIA WHO WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR FATHER AS A MEMBER.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and displeased)

SO?


DANI MOONSTAR (being cheerful)

SO THEY'RE QUITE IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK AND BELIEVE HE CAN DO GREAT THINGS IN UTOPIA AND IT'S COMMUNITY.


PANEL 3

Past scene, Doctor Nemesis is pointing at the computer view-screen that is showing readings of Tess-1. Doctor Rao is leaning on a table and has her hand on her nose as if she has a headache. Madison Jeffries is sitting next to that same table and has his arms and head on it as he sleeps and snores.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (adult tantrum)

THAT THING IS MADE OUT OF “OLD JUNK”! SOME OF IT FROM THE 1940'S AND I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THIS MUTANT COULD CREATE A STEAM POWERED SPACE SHIP CAPABLE OF INTERSTELLAR TRAVELING WHILE BEING MADE OUT OF “OLD JUNK”!


DOCTOR NEMESIS (adult tantrum)

IT MAKES OUR BLEEDING EDGE PARTLY ALIEN FANCY TECH SEEM LIKE CRAP IN COMPARISON TO THE “OLD JUNK” THAT THE GUY WORKS ON WITH HIS MUTANT TALENT!


DOCTOR RAO (depressed and low tone)

HE'S BEEN LIKE THIS FOR HOURS.


PANEL 4

Back to the motel room. The still towel covered Atelidae is looking up at the two X-Men.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and displeased)

SO?


DANI MOONSTAR (trying to be cheerful)

SO?.... LISTEN, ATELIDAE, I DON'T THINK YOU KNOW HOW SERIOUS THE SITUATION YOU'RE IN IS.


PANEL 5

Atelidae brings her face near Dani's.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and serious)

LADY, NOT ONLY DID SOME HUMAN BLIMP PUT A GUN ON MY HEAD, BUT LATER TRIED TO KILL ME AGAIN WITH A GIANT MOBILE SUIT.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and serious)

DO YOU SERIOUSLY BELIEVE I'M TOO STUPID TO NOT NOTICE THAT SOMEONE WANTS TO “SERIOUSLY” KILL ME IN A BIG WAY BECAUSE OF WHAT I AM?


DANI MOONSTAR (a little nervous)

OF COURSE I DON'T THINK YOU'RE STUPID, BUT....


ATELIDAE (annoyed and serious)

WELL IT SURE SOUNDS LIKE IT.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and serious)

YOU KNOW, WHY DON'T YOU GO BACK TO THAT FANTASY ISLAND YOU'RE SO PROUD OF AND CONTINUE TELLING YOURSELF THAT YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU WERE BORN WITH EXTRA ABILITIES TO GO WITH YOUR HUMAN ONES WHICH YOU PRETEND IS A PART THAT DOESN'T EXIST TO FEEL SUPERIOR WHILE THE WORLD YOU THINK YOU'LL ONE DAY INHERIT FOR YOURSELVES WILL BECOME LIKE A PASSENGER TRAIN THAT YOU KEEPING MISSING BECAUSE THAT WORLD KEEPS GOING FORWARD WHILE YOU GUYS SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME IN SOLITUDE WHILE VISITING THE OUTSIDE WORLD AND THINKING YOU'RE ACTUALLY A PART OF IT WHILE PLAYING THE VICTIM AS IF EVERYONE ELSE HAS IT BETTER.


ATELIDAE (annoyed, serious, and low tone)

YOU'RE WASTING MY TIME.


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

Another view of the three and Dani is pointing her finger at Atelidae.


DANI MOONSTAR (upset)

HEY! THAT'S UNCALLED FOR! I MEAN YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT MUTANTS GO THROUGH IN THIS WORLD?!


SAGE (business-like)

BUT IN A WAY SHE HAS A RIGHT TO SAY IT.


PANEL 2

A close look at the annoyed Atelidae's head.


SAGE (not shown)

THINK ABOUT IT, ALTHOUGH AT TIMES PROSECUTED UNFAIRLY, AS WELL AS HUNTED DOWN AND KILLED, THE LAW DOES SOMETIMES WORK FOR US WHICH IS WHY THE X-MEN HAVE UTOPIA.


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown)

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN MUTANTKIND IS STILL NOT TREATED UNFAIRLY.


SAGE (not shown)

BUT THE FACT THAT WE'RE HUMAN DOES LIMIT THAT.


SAGE (not shown)

NOW IMAGINE ATELIDAE'S KIND, THE DEVIANTS, WHO ARE NOT HUMAN, DESPITE THE CHILD'S PERHAPS RARE STATE OF BEING HALF-HUMAN, WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH CENTURIES, NOT YEARS, OF THE SAME BIGOTRY, EVEN FROM SOME ETERNALS WHO SEE THEM HAS GENETIC WASTE AND BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD IS BETTER OFF WITHOUT THEM AS IF THEY DON'T DESERVE ANY DIGNITY OR PRIDE, EVEN IF THEY'RE NOT THE BAD ONES.


SAGE (not shown)

I ONCE MET SOME ETERNALS AT THE HELLFIRE CLUB AND THE THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT DEVIANTS WOULD TURN YOUR STOMACH.


PANEL 3

A view of Sage and Dani looking at each other. Dani begins to look discomfort as if she's being enlighten in a harsh reality way.


SAGE (business-like)

NOW IMAGINE THIS, A MEMBER OF THE FRIENDS OF HUMANITY KILLS A DEVIANT AND IT'S PROVEN THAT THE VICTIM IS A TRULY NON-HUMAN BEING.


SAGE (business-like)

NOW THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE, THERE WOULD PERHAPS BE A TECHNICALITY THAT SUGGEST THAT THE ACT WASN'T MURDER BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE VICTIM WASN'T HUMAN AND WOULDN'T BE PROTECTED BY THE LAW, UNLIKE A MUTANT, AND THE MURDERER WOULD PROBABLY BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN FREE WITHOUT HAVING TO DO ANY JAIL TIME.


PANEL 4

Dani is looking down at Atelidae and looks upset about what she's hearing.


SAGE (not shown)

STAYING OUT OF SIGHT IS THEIR SANCTUARY, BEING KNOWN AS NOTHING MORE THEN A MYTH IS THEIR SAFE HAVEN, AND BEING SEEN IN PUBLIC IS THEIR DESTRUCTION BECAUSE OF HOW DIFFERENT AND INTELLIGENT THEY ARE WHICH FORWARD STRIKE HAS PROVEN.


PANEL 5

A close look at the upset Dani.


SAGE (not shown)

IN COMPARISON, MUTANTS HAVE IT BETTER THEN DEVIANTS AND WE REALLY DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE LECTURING TO ATELIDAE ABOUT THESE THINGS OR TREAT HER AS IF SHE'S IGNORANT.


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

The towel cover Atelidae has her clothes in hand, hands that are underneath the towel, and she starts to walk back to the bathroom. Dani has her hand out in hopes to continue the discussion and convince the deviant girl.


ATELIDAE (funny smirk)

WELL, DON'T LET THE DOOR SMACK YOU IN THE BUTT ON THE WAY OUT!


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and a little off balance)

WA.... WAIT! I STILL LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT UTOPIA.


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and a little off balance)

DESPITE WHAT WAS SAID, YOU'RE STILL A 11 YEAR OLD CHILD.


SAGE (business-like)

12.


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and a little off balance)

THAT'S STILL TOO YOUNG TO FACE AN ARMY OF KILLERS.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Atelidae is now closer to the bathroom door.


ATELIDAE (funny smirk)

BYE!


SAGE (business-like)

I SEEM TO RECALL THAT YOU WERE QUITE YOUNG WHEN YOU STARTED IN THAT KIND OF BUSINESS.


DANI MOONSTAR (concern)

I WAS IN MY TEENS AND I WASN'T EXACTLY OUT IN THE OPEN AND ALONE WHERE MY ENEMIES COULD GET TO ME WITH EASE BECAUSE THE SCHOOL AT LEAST PROVIDE SOME PROTECTION WHICH IS WHY I WANT ATELIDAE TO COME WITH ME TO THE ISLAND.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Atelidae is now even closer to the bathroom door.


ATELIDAE (funny smirk)

SO LONG!


DANI MOONSTAR (concern)

SIGH” ATELIDAE, IF I COULD PLEASE JUST HAVE A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, Atelidae is now at the door of the bathroom.


ATELIDAE (funny smirk)

SEE YA MUCH “MUCH” LATER!


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and low tone)

ATELIDAE?


PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Atelidae isn't shown because she's inside the bathroom now. The door gets shut. Dani's head is down with mild disappointment and disbelief.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild depressed)

I DON'T THINK I EVER GOTTEN THAT KIND OF ATTITUDE FROM THE STUDENTS, EVEN THE REALLY BAD ONES.


SAGE (business-like)

SHE IS VERY STRONG IN CHARACTER, ISN'T SHE?


PANEL 6

Same as panel 5.


ATELIDAE (not shown, singing, and from bathroom)

GOING TO ROCK YOUR WORLD WITH A LOT OF LOUD NOISE!


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

At the motel's check in office, a nerdy overweight guy is behind the desk.


MANAGER (nerdy, chilling, and thought balloon)

THAT CHICK THAT CHECKED IN WAS SERIOUSLY HOT! SO HOT THAT I'M GOING TO HAVE FANTASIES ABOUT HER WHEN I GET HOME.... “HOT” FANTASIES!


PANEL 2

The manager starts to shiver as if something crawled up his back.


PANEL 3

The spooked manager looks around to see what's there!


MANAGER (nerdy and spooked)

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!


PANEL 4

The manager is now going through a seizure as if being attacked from within!


PANEL 5

At the bottom and right side of the desk is the manager's feet, who's now lying on the floor, that are shaking because of the seizure!


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PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Tess-1 is walking through a forest.


PANEL 2

A close view of it's eyes as the white dots look to the right.


PANEL 3

A reindeer runs away.


PANEL 4

A close view of it's eyes as the white dots look to the left.


PANEL 5

Tess-1's back is shown as it looks at the trees of the forest where evil laughter is coming from.


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

Part of Tess-1 is shown, as well as it fists, as it faces a threat which is an army of demonic possessed humans! Some of them seem a bit decomposed as if the possession is too much for the human body! A hot rod engine sound is made. The evil laughter continues.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Gabriel and Desadia, by car, arrive in a town that's near the motel that the other's are in. The town seems empty and has a spooky feeling to it.


PANEL 2

The car is parked and Gabriel and Desadia get out of the car look around.


DESADIA (serious and a little worried)

SOMETHING DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT ABOUT THIS PLACE.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

UNNATURALLY WRONG WOULD PERHAPS BE MORE APPROPRIATE TO SAY TO THE FEELING YOU GET FROM THIS PLACE.


PANEL 3

Gabriel and Desadia hear evil laughter.


PANEL 4

The feet of the running demonic possessed are shown! The evil laughing continues.


PANEL 5

Gabriel and Desadia bring out their blaster water gun toys filled with holy water! The evil laughing continues.


DESADIA (serious)

LOOKS LIKE THE INFO ABOUT THIS PLACE IS TRUE!


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

STAY ALERT, DESADIA! IT OBVIOUSLY THAT THEY ARE MANY AND WE BOTH KNOW THAT THEY WON'T SHOW AN INCH OF MERCY!


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PANEL 1

A small army of the demonic possessed charges towards the two! A lot of them a bit decomposed! The evil laugh continues.


PANEL 2

Desadia shoots one of the possessed with holy water which burns it like acid!


DESADIA (serious)

GABRIEL?!


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

YES, I NOTICED HOW EFFECTIVE THE HOLY WATER IS TO THESE CREATURES AND THAT ONLY MEANS ONE THING....


PANEL 3

A close look at one of the possessed!


GABRIEL (not shown)

WHATEVER WAS HUMAN IS NOW DEAD BECAUSE THE POSSESSION WAS TOO MUCH TO HANDLE AND THAT THESE THINGS ARE RIDING IN CORPSES.


PANEL 4

Another view of the two shooting the possessed with holy water!


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

THERE IS NOTHING HERE THAT CAN BE SAVED.... SO SHOW NO RESTRAINT!


PANEL 5

The motel is shown.


ATELIDAE (not shown and word box)

WHAT, YOU STILL HERE?


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PANEL 1

Inside the apartment, Atelidae is now fully dressed while the two X-Men have been waiting for her


DANI MOONSTAR (serious and determined)

I'M NOT LEAVING UNTIL WE HAVE OUR TALK ABOUT WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR SAFETY.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Atelidae starts to go back to the bathroom.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and in disbelief)

I REALLY DON'T NEED THIS GARBAGE.


DANI MOONSTAR (annoyed and determined)

HEY! DON'T GO BACK IN THERE!


DANAI MOONSTAR (annoyed and determined)

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THIS TALK....!


PANEL 3

The three start to shiver as if something crawled up their backs!


PANEL 4

All three are now spooked. Dani and Sage look behind them.


DANI MOONSTAR (spooked and low tone)

NOW?


PANEL 5

The hands of the possessed go through the windows to grab the living! The three are shocked by this! Evil laughing is heard outside.


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PANEL 1

Outside, the wall, where the bathroom would be, is blasted through!


PANEL 2

Sage, Dani, and Atelidae run out of the just made hole! It is revealed that Sage used her special hand gun to make that hole! Evil laughing is heard inside.


DANI MOONSTAR (serious and determined)

MY JEEP'S OUT IN THE PARKING LOT!


PANEL 3

A bunch of possessed is smashing Dani's jeep to pieces with unnatural strength! Evil laughter is heard.


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and angry)

AH! THOSE EVIL DEMONIC SONS OF....!


PANEL 4

In the background, Sage has gotten her motorbike and Dani is about to get in! Upfront is Atelidae who looking at the direction that the trashed jeep is! Wrecking noises and the evil laughing is heard.


ATELIDAE (feeling sorry)

WOW, AND IT LOOK LIKE IT WAS A GREAT VEHICLE.


ATELIDAE (feeling sorry)

IF PAPA WAS HERE HE PROBABLY CRY FOR YOUR LOSS.


DANI MOONSTAR (determined and annoyed)

WILL YOU FORGET ABOUT THE STUPID JEEP AND GET OVER HERE, STUPID!


PANEL 5

Dani is already on the bike behind Sage, while Atelidae leaps behind her on the bike with monkey-like agility! The evil laughing is heard.


ATELIDAE (annoyed)

HEY! DON'T CALL ME STUPID!


DANI MOONSTAR (annoyed)

I'LL CALL YOU STUPID IF THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE!


ATELIDAE (annoyed)

AT LEAST I'M NOT TRYING TO INVITED PEOPLE TO DEATH ISLAND!


DANI MOONSTAR (annoyed)

STOP MOCKING UTOPIA!


ATELIDAE (annoyed)

MAKE ME!


SAGE (business-like and mild irritated)

LADIES.... PLEASE.... NOT WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE TRYING TO KILL US.


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PANEL 1

The three are now on the highway at great speed!


DANI MOONSTAR (shouting)

SAY, WHAT HAPPEN TO YOUR ROBOT, YOU KNOW, THE ONE WHO'S SUPPOSE TO BE PROTECTING YOU?


ATELIDAE (a bit worried and shouting)

WELL.... UM.... I'M SURE HE'LL COME TO THE RESCUE IN A REALLY AWESOME MACHO-LIKE WAY!


DANI MOONSTAR (shouting)

YEAH, RIGHT!


PANEL 2

At the forest, Tess-1 is fighting the possessed that are on him in groups as it swings around to get them of it! A hot rod engine sound is made, as well as evil laughing.


PANEL 3

Back to the three ladies on the bike.


SAGE (business-like and shouting)

THERE'S A TOWN NEAR HERE, AND EVEN THOUGH WE MAY MEET MORE OF THOSE THINGS, WE NEED WEAPONS AND A FORTRESS-LIKE PLACE UNTIL WE CAN GET HELP FROM THE X-MEN!


PANEL 4

Upclose, an arrow passed by and Dani and Atelidae notices it and are spooked by it!


PANEL 5

One of the possessed are running after them and has Dani's bow and arrow! An evil laugh is heard.


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and shouting)

BLAST! ONE OF THEM MUST HAVE FOUND MY STUFF IN THE JEEP!


ATELIDAE (not shown and shouting)

WHY DO YOU HAVE A BOW AND ARROW?


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and shouting)

BECAUSE I'M BOTH AN X-MAN AND A EX-MUTANT, AND THERE ARE TIMES THAT I NEED TO DEFEND MYSELF!


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and shouting)

THOUGH I'LL ADMIT THAT IT WORKS BETTER WHEN I'M THE ONE USING THEM!


PANEL 6

The three ladies drive away and out of range of the arrows!


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PANEL 1

Back at the town, Gabriel and Desadia are still fighting the possessed with holy wate from their water guns, but are now at a disadvantage! They're now heading towards a church! Evil laughing is heard.


DESADIA (worried)

WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF HOLY WATER!


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

GO INSIDE THE CHURCH!


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

THEIR UNCLEANLINESS WILL PREVENT THEM FROM ENTERING SUCH A PLACE!


PANEL 2

One of the possessed leaps towards Gabriel to attack!


PANEL 3

Gabriel hits the possessed with a cross that he gotten from inside his coat! The possessed gives out a inhuman scream of pain!


GABRIEL (firm, mysterious, and tough)

GOD BE WITH YOU.


PANEL 4

Desadia is at the church's front doors and shooting holy water at the possessed! Up front, Gabriel is also shooting holy water, but heading towards her direction! Evil laughing is heard.


DESADIA (determined and loud)

GABRIEL! GET IN HERE QUICK!


PANEL 5

The church doors are shown slamming shut! Evil laughing is heard.


PAGE 19


PANEL 1

Sage, Dani, and Atelidae finally arrived at the town and notice the possessed that are running towards them! Evil laughing is heard.


SAGE (business-like)

WELL, I DID SAY WE MIGHT MEET WITH MORE OF THOSE THINGS.


PANEL 2

Sage hand is pointing at the church. Evil laughing is heard.


SAGE (hand only shown)

I'M TAKING US TO THAT CHURCH, AND ONCE WE GET THERE, WE HAVE TO IMMEDIATELY GET INSIDE!


ATELIDAE (not shown)

WHY A CHURCH?


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown)

TRUST HER, KID, BECAUSE THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE'S DOING!


PANEL 3

They're now at the church and Atelidae is already off with monkey-like agility! Evil laughing is heard.


SAGE (business-like and serious)

GO! NOW!!!


PANEL 4

The three are now in the dimmed light inside of the church! They are facing the doors!


DANI MOONSTAR (serious)

QUICK! BARRICADE THE DOORS!


PANEL 5

The three ladies are shocked to hear someone.


GABRIEL (not shown)

THERE'S NO NEED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT SINCE THEY CAN'T ENTER THIS HOLY PLACE.


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PANEL 1

Upfront, parts of the three ladies are shown, while in the background is the back of Gabriel sitting on one of the benches, while in the further background is Desadia “reloading their water guns with holy water from the aspersory.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

JUDGING FROM THE YOUNG NATIVE AMERICAN LADY'S OUTFIT, YOU GUYS ARE X-MEN, OR AT LEAST SHE IS.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

LET ME GET TO THE POINT, SINCE WE REALLY HAVEN'T THE TIME FOR CHIT CHAT.... THESE THINGS ARE NOT SUPER-VILLAINS, NOR ARE THEY MUTANTS WHO TITLE THEMSELVES “EVIL MUTANTS”.


PANEL 2

Outside are the possessed. Evil laughing is heard.


GABRIEL (not shown and word box)

THEY'RE WHAT YOU WOULD CALL EVIL BY NATURE, IF YOU CAN USE THE WORD FOR BEINGS LIKE THEM, BUT WHATEVER GOOD THEY HAD WHEN LIVING HAS BEEN CUT AWAY, THERE BY MEANING THAT THERE'S VIRTUALLY NO LIMITS TO THEIR WICKED WAYS.


PANEL 3

Back inside the church and a close look at the left side of Gabriel's head.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THEY ARE THE RARE GREEDY KIND, WHICH MEANS THEY CRAVE FOR WHAT THEY ONCE HAD WHICH IS LIFE AND A POSSESSION ISN'T ENOUGH AS A SUBSTITUTE, SO THEY END UP KILLING THEIR HOST.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

THERE IS NO ONE OUT THERE FOR YOU TO “SAVE THE DAY”, SO DON'T EVEN BOTHER.


PANEL 4

Sage, Dani, and Atelidae are shown.


GABRIEL (not shown)

NOW, A QUESTION, WILL YOU FOLLOW OUR LEAD, TO FOLLOW OUR ORDERS WITHOUT QUESTION, SINCE IT SEEMS LIKELY WE KNOW THESE THINGS WE'RE ALL FACING BETTER THEN YOU?


GABRIEL (not shown)

TO DO SO MAY INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING OUT OF HERE WITH YOUR LIVES AND YOUR SOULS INTACT, BUT I'M NOT MAKING ANY PROMISES.


PANEL 5

Desadia is shown to be done with filling up the water guns.


GABRIEL (not shown)

OR WILL YOU DO SOMETHING FOOLISH AND LET YOU EGOS DO YOUR THINKING FOR YOU, BECAUSE I ASSURE YOU....


PAGE 21


PANEL 1

A big view of all the people inside the church. Evil laughing is heard outside.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

THAT KIND OF MOVE WILL DO NOTHING BUT GET US ALL KILLED.


PAGE 22


PANEL 1

Back at the motel, the now possessed manager is behind the check in desk. An evil laugh is being made.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but further away and seen through the window of the room. The evil laughing continues.


PANEL 3

The motel building is shown. The evil laughing continues.


PANEL 4

The motel is shown at a greater distance. The evil laughing continues.


PANEL 5

The motel is shown at an even greater distance and some of the forest. The evil laughing continues while a hot rod engine sound is heard as well.


TO BE CONTINUED