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Tess-1

Night of the Devil Hunt

Part 2

By Brian Uhe


PAGE 1


PANEL 1

The possessed are surrounding the church. Evil laughing is heard.


SAGE (not shown and from church)

HE WAS RIGHT ABOUT THEM NOT BEING ABLE TO COME IN.


PANEL 2

Inside the dimmed lighted church, Sage and Dani are looking of one of the windows. They are wearing crosses around their necks.


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and serious)

I GUESS THIS PROVES THAT MAYBE THE GUY KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING.


SAGE (business-like and concern)

HOPEFULLY HE'S AT PROFESSIONAL LEVEL, BECAUSE THE X-MEN'S EXPERIENCE WITH THE SUPERNATURAL DOESN'T REALLY MAKE THEM EXPERTS AND THEY NEEDED SOMEONE LIKE BLADE TO HELP THEM FIGHT OFF AN ARMY OF VAMPIRES.


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and serious)

I REMEMBER THE NEW MUTANTS ONCE TAKING ME TO DOCTOR STRANGE WHEN I WAS BEING POSSESSED BECAUSE OF HELA'S PLOT AGAINST ASGARD.


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and serious)

MUTANTS ARE PRETTY MUCH WHAT'S INSIDE OUR FIELD OF EXPERTISE WHICH MAY SEEM LIKE MAGIC, BUT HAS A SCIENTIFIC BASIS, WHILE I DOUBT THERE'S ANYTHING SCIENTIFIC ABOUT THOSE THINGS OUTSIDE.


GABRIEL (not shown)

AND YOU WOULD BE CORRECT ABOUT THAT.


PANEL 3

Gabriel is still sitting on the bench. Atelidae is sitting near him on another bench and also has a cross around her neck. Desadia is shown in the background and is sitting on the front bench.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

MAGIC, SOMETHING YOU WOULD PROBABLY CALL THIS SITUATION, IS A DIFFERENT NATURE TO SCIENCE WITH IT OWN RULES TO FOLLOW, AND THE REASON YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO REACH YOUR FRIENDS FROM AFAR, SINCE IT'S BEEN KNOW TO INTERFERE WITH THINGS OF TECHNOLOGY WHEN IT COMES TO BEING THIS MASSIVE AND CHAOTIC.


PANEL 4

Atelidae is the main focus, while parts of Gabriel's back is shown. Atelidae is holding the cross she's wearing.


ATELIDAE (curious and a little worried)

EXCUSE ME, MISTER.... GABRIEL, IS IT?


GABRIEL (partly shown)

YES, CHILD.


ATELIDAE (curious and a little worried)

DO YOU NEED FAITH TO MAKE THESE WORK?


GABRIEL (partly shown)

NO, CHILD, THAT'S FOR VAMPIRES THAT YOUR TWO FRIENDS WERE TALKING ABOUT.


GABRIEL (partly shown)

IT'S THEIR FEAR OF GOD THAT PUSHES THEM AWAY, BUT BE WARNED, IT DOES HAVE IT'S LIMITS.


PANEL 5

Another view Atelidae and Gabriel in the background, while upfront are the heads of Sage and Dani who are listening.


ATELIDAE (curious and a little worried)

THAT'S A RELIEF, BECAUSE MY CLAN IS MORE SCIENTIFIC, THEN RELIGIOUS, THOUGH I HEARD THAT THERE ARE DEVIANTS OUT THERE WHO SEE THE DREAMING CELESTIAL, “HE WHO SLEEPS IN DARKNESS”, WHO THEY THINK WAS BETRAYED BY THE OTHER CELESTIALS, AS A GOD WHO GAVE THE EARTH TO THEM AND EVEN HAVE HOLY BOOKS LIKE THE BOOK OF KRASK.


DANI MOONSTAR (serious and private-like)

BOY, I HOPE FORWARD STRIKE DOESN'T GET WORD OF THAT, BECAUSE IT SOUNDS A LOT LIKE THE REASON BEHIND WHY THAT SKRULL CULT TRIED TO TAKE OVER THE PLANET.


SAGE (business-like and private-like)

YES, BECAUSE YOU CAN BE SURE THAT THE ORGANIZATION WOULD BE MORE THEN WILLING TO TAKE ANYTHING THEY CAN FIND TO JUSTIFY THEIR ATTEMPT FOR GENOCIDE.


SAGE (business-like and private-like)

SPEAKING OF FORWARD STRIKE....


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

outside of the church, a group of possessed are shown and a few of them are wearing Forward Strike uniforms.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

I BELIEVE I SAW SOME WITH THE POSSESSED WHILE WE WERE ENTERING THE CHURCH.


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and word box)

WHY WOULD THEY BE HERE?


SAGE (not shown and word box)

MY BEST GUESS IS THAT THEY HEARD RUMORS OF STRANGE HAPPENINGS HERE AND DECIDED TO CHECK TO SEE IF DEVIANTS WERE INVOLVED.


PANEL 2

Back inside the church. Sage and Dani are the main focus.


DANI MOONSTAR (serious and private-like)

THEY SEEM PRETTY DETERMINED TO FIND SOME IF THEY'RE WILLING TO LOOK FOR EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY.


DANI MOONSTAR (serious and private-like)

SO WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOUR PLANS, SINCE YOU'RE NOT VERY WILLING TO GO TO UTOPIA?


SAGE (business-like and private-like)

ALONG THE WAY WE MET WITH SLEDGE, SOMEONE I BELIEVE YOU KNOW DURING YOUR X-FORCE DAYS, AND HE HAS GIVEN ME A LIST....


PANEL 3

Another view of Dani and Sage. In the background Atelidae is looking at their direction and looks suspicious to Dani reaction as she talks to Sage privately.


DANI MOONSTAR (a little shocked, a little worried, and private-like)

WHOA! YOU CAN'T BE TELLING ME THAT YOU'RE DOING BUSINESS WITH THAT GUY?!


DANI MOONSTAR (a little shocked, a little worried, and private-like)

ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAD TO GO THROUGH HELL IN RETURN TO GET IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THAT ROUND GUY AND THERE'S NO TELLING WHAT HE'LL ASK FOR HELPING YOU!


SAGE (business-like and private-like)

ACTUALLY, I'M HELPING HIM.


PANEL 4

A close look at Atelidae as she looks away as if she lost interest in what Sage and Dani were doing as if she believed it had nothing to do with her.


SAGE (not shown)

YOU SEE, ATELIDAE HAPPENS TO BE SLEDGE'S GRANDDAUGHTER AND IS WORKING WITH US THE BEST HE CAN TO KEEP HER SAFE.


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown)

YOU'RE KIDDING ME!


SAGE (not shown)

ALTHOUGH I HAVE NO SOLID PROOF LIKE DNA COMPARISONS, IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT CAN WORK ON A DEVIANT, MY PERSONAL EVALUATION SEEMS TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE INDEED FAMILY.


PANEL 5

Sage has already hand the computer pad with the list to Dani to see. She notices a name she heard about.


DANI MOONSTAR (focused)

KINGMAKER.... HUH.... I HEARD ABOUT THIS GUY FROM MEMBERS OF THE HELLIONS SQUAD WE HAD AT THE SCHOOL WHO WAS IN THE FAVOR BUSINESS.... AND I SUSPECTED EMMA MAY HAVE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH HIM IN THE PAST, BUT SHE CHOSE TO PLAY IGNORANT WHILE I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THEIR EX-LEADER HELLION GOT THEM IN THAT MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.


DANI MOONSTAR (focused)

CAN'T SAY I'M SURPRISED THAT HE'S SECRETLY SERVING UNDER SLEDGE FROM WHAT THEY DESCRIBED HIM AS.


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

Gabriel is the main focus, while Sage and Dani are in the background who look at Gabriel.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

WE NEED TO BE READY TO MOVE.


DANI MOONSTAR (curious and a little confused)

WHY? I THOUGHT YOU SAID WE WOULD BE SAFE HERE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET IN.


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

NO, I SIMPLY SAID THEY COULDN'T GET IN.


PANEL 2

A flaming cocktail bottle goes through one of the church's windows and sets fire inside! Everyone, but Gabriel is startled by this!


GABRIEL (firm and mysterious)

THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY CAN'T BE CREATIVE ON FORCING US OUT.


PANEL 3

Gabriel takes Atelidae's hand which leaves her confused and off balance, but she doesn't resist because she knows it isn't safe here! The others follow.


GABRIEL (firm, mysterious, and demanding)

EVERYONE OUT THE BACK WAY! “NOW!”


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and in a hurry)

WHAT ABOUT THE DEMONIC POSSESSED?!


DESADIA (in a hurry)

WHAT ABOUT THE CHURCH ON FIRE?!


DANI MOONSTAR (concern and in a hurry)

I GUESS WE'RE BETTER OFF WITH THE DEMONIC POSSESSED!


PANEL 4

Gabriel foot is shown kicking open the door!


PANEL 5

The heroes run across the road to get somewhere else safe! Evil laughter is heard!


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, at the forest, the demonic possessed there are lifting Tess-1 on it's back. They're heading towards a cliff. Evil laughing is heard.


DEMONIC POSSESSED (creepy voice)

WE'VE JUST HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF....!


PANEL 2

The demonic possessed throws Tess-1 over the edge! Evil laughing is heard.


DEMONIC POSSESSED (creepy voice and direct)

YOU!


PANEL 3

Tess-1 falls and each time it hits something along the way, it sAys in a machine voice “ERROR.” Evil laughing is heard from above.


PANEL 4

The possessed now walk away with a belief that they have won. Evil laughing is heard.


PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but they turn around in surprise when they hear a hot rod engine sound.


PANEL 6

At the edge of the cliff is Tess-1's arm where the hand is grappling to the ground. A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (arm only shown and machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

At a distance, the forest is shown.


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but an explosion happens!


PANEL 3

Same as panel 1, but there's smoke to where the explosion happened.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 2, but even more than one explosion happens!


PANEL 5

Same as panel 1, but there's smoke to where the explosion”s” happened.


PANEL 6

Same as panel 4, but “A LOT” more explosions happens!


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Back to the town, the heroes are hiding behind a house. The background, that's not covered by the house, are the possessed looking for them. Evil laughing is heard.


POSSESSED #1 (creepy voice)

COME OUT, COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE!


POSSESSED #2 (creepy voice)

WE'LL PROMISE NOT TO DO ANYTHING BAD TO YOU!


PANEL 2

Another view of the hiding heroes.


SAGE (business-like and cautious)

YOU SAID THESE KIND OF BEINGS ARE RARE. JUST HOW RARE ARE THEY?


GABRIEL (firm, mysterious, and cautious)

RARE ENOUGH THAT THE CHANCES OF MEETING THIS MUCH IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY.


SAGE (business-like and cautious)

SO ALL THIS IS HAPPENING AS IF SOMEONE PLANNED IT AND GATHERED THESE DEMONS FOR A PURPOSE?


GABRIEL (firm, mysterious, and cautious)

BUT WHO AND WHY WOULD SOMEONE HERALD THEM IN THIS ONE PLACE?


PANEL 3

The demonic possessed motel manager is walking aside of the road that heads towards the town.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND WHAT CAN BE GAINED BY DOING THIS AND RISK GOING TO THESE EXTREMES?


PANEL 4

Back to the heroes, some possessed appear from behind them and they are surprised by this! Evil laughing is heard.


ATELIDAE (shocked)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


DANI MOONSTAR (shocked and serious)

THEY FOUND US!


PANEL 5

The possessed grab the heroes who struggle to get free! Atelidae tries to leap away, but one of the possessed grabs one of her legs! Evil laughing is heard.


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

The women are taken away by the possessed, while in the background Gabriel is struggling against the possessed who seem to be trying to kill him! Evil laughing is heard.


DESADIA (worried, struggling, and loud)

GABRIEL!!!


PANEL 2

The possessed take the four struggling girls across the road. Evil laughing is heard.


DESADIA (struggling and loud)

LET ME GO!.... GABRIEL! “GABRIEL!!!”


PANEL 3

The possessed motel manager is next to the door to a hardware store and has it opened.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice)

BRING THEM IN HERE, ESPECIALLY THE ONE THAT MATTERS.


PANEL 4

Inside the hardware store, the possessed put the struggling Desadia to a bolted to the floor table and one of them of stuff to tie her down. Some possessed that was already there have use the supplies and tools there to install restraining chains to the walls for three people.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice)

PUT THE TWO WOMEN AND THE STRANGE MONKEY TO THE WALL.


ATELIDAE (insulted)

HEY!


PANEL 5

Desadia is now restrained to the table as she looks up at the possessed motel manager who has his hands on the table and looking down at her face to face.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and pleased)

FINALLY.... FINALLY AFTER YEARS OF PREPARATION THIS MOMENT HAS FINALLY COME.


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

A close look at the worried Desadia.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (not shown and creepy voice)

IT WAS DIFFICULT, SO DIFFICULT INDEED, TO KEEP YOU WHERE I COULD FIND YOU AS I PROCURE OTHER THINGS THAT I NEEDED FOR THIS DAY.


PANEL 2

The possessed inside are shown.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (not shown and creepy voice)

CAN YOU NOT FEEL IT FROM THESE THINGS? THE REFUSED TO BE DENIED GREED FOR LIFE WHICH IT'S STRENGTH SEEMS SO UNIMAGINABLE?


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (not shown and creepy voice)

THE BURDEN OF GATHERING THIS MUCH COULD DRIVE ONE INSANE FOR HOW RARE THEY ARE, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT FOR THE PRIZE IT WILL BRING.


PANEL 3

The possessed motel managers head gets closer to Desadia's.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice, pleased, and direct)

THE ULTIMATE POSSESSION!


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and pleased)

WHERE ONE DOESN'T SIMPLY POSSESSED THE BODY OF THE LIVING, BUT TAKES THAT BODY AND LIFE AS THEIR OWN.


PANEL 4

A close look at the worried Desadia.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (not shown and creepy voice)

BUT FOR THIS TO WORK, IT TAKES A SPECIAL KIND OF HOST, ONE THAT SHARES MY BLOOD.


DESADIA (shocked)

OH' MY GOD!


PANEL 5

As if looking through Desadia, the possessed motel manager is shown.


DESADIA (not shown)

CATHERINE!


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and pleased)

YES, MY DESCENDANT!.... ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED IS BECAUSE OF MY GREAT PLAN TO LIVE AGAIN!


GABRIEL (not shown)

YOU USED ME.


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

At the forest and the edge where Tess-1 fell off of, Tess-1 is standing up top and is scanning. Smoke is behind him where he blasted the possessed out of exsistance.


PANEL 2

Looking through Tess-1's view, it's scanning the town and has found where Atelidae is.


PANEL 3

Tess-1 leaps off the edge and a hot rod engine sound is made and a “RA-NA-NA-NA-NA!” sound afterwards!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

PROTECT.


PANEL 4

Tess-1 is in running mode, but the trees cover the view of him! The only evidence that he there is the rattling of the trees and the spooked birds flying away! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 5

The town is shown and a hot rod engine sound from a distance is heard.


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

Upfront is the possessed motel manager who turns his head to see what's behind him. In the background is Gabriel, mostly cover in shadows, but shows to be a bit bruised while his clothes are a bit torn up.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice)

AH.... GABRIEL.... HOW DID YOU GET PASS MY ENCHANTMENT I PUT AROUND THIS BUI.... OH' THAT'S RIGHT, YOUR THIRST FOR REVENGE PREVENTS YOU TO LET ANYTHING TO GET IN YOUR WAY.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice)

THAT FASCISM MUST HAVE BEEN HELPFUL IN LEARNING WHAT YOU NEEDED TO KNOW TO FIGHT US.


PANEL 2

Upfront is Gabriel's back, while in the background is the possessed motel manager, as well as Desadia and the three ladies chained up to the wall.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and amused)

YES, I USED YOU, BECAUSE YOU WERE PERFECT FOR THE TASK THAT I NEEDED TO BE DONE, BUT I HAD TO GIVE YOU MOMENTUM WHICH BEGAN WITH YOUR WIFE, ANDREA, UNUSUAL DEATH, THEN THE POSSESSION FROM ME WHICH I KNEW YOU HAD THE POTENTIAL TO FIGHT OFF BECAUSE OF YOUR HATE, AND LAST, DESADIA WHO WAS A CONTAINER OF YOUR WIFE'S SPIRIT WHO GUIDED YOU TO THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITHOUT REALLY KNOWING WHY.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and amused)

YOU WERE MY DESCENDANT'S KEEPER UNTIL I NEEDED HER, WHILE I DID HAVE TO INTERFERE WHEN SOME OTHER FORCES TOOK HER, AND YOU DID PREVENTED ME FROM BECOMING PRESIDENT WHO'S RESOURCES COULD HAVE BEEN QUITE USEFUL IN MY QUEST FOR THESE CREATURES.


PANEL 3

A close up of Gabriel.


GABRIEL (firm and trying to hold in the rage)

MY WIFE, MY FAITH THAT I HAD AT TIMES A HARD TIME HOLDING ON TO, AND EVEN DESADIA WHO'S ONLY CRIME IS HAVING THE BAD LUCK OF HAVING THE SAME BLOOD AS YOU.... WERE NOTHING MORE THEN THINGS FOR YOU TO USE SO YOU COULD LIVE AGAIN?


GABRIEL (firm and trying to hold in the rage)

NOT TO MENTION THESE TOWN PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW DEAD BECAUSE OF THE FILTH YOU PUT IN THEM.


GABRIEL (firm and trying to hold in the rage)

YOU TRULY DESERVE A PLACE IN THE INFERNO CALLED HELL, WITCH.


PANEL 4

Another view of the characters inside the hardware store.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and amused)

PERHAPS, BUT WITH MY SECOND CHANCE IN LIFE, I'M AFRAID THAT ARRANGEMENT WILL HAVE TO BE POSTPONED FOR AWHILE.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and amused)

WHAT WON'T BE POSTPONE IS YOUR TRIP TO THE AFTERLIFE SINCE YOUR USEFULNESS HAS COME TO THE END.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and amused)

RIP HIM TO PIECES.


PANEL 5

The people inside are startled by the hot rod engine sound outside, except Atelidae who's happy about it!


PAGE 11


PANEL 1

The possessed motel manager is the main focus. A hot rod engine sound is heard outside.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice)

ONE OF THESE CREATURES TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS A ROBOT LURKING IN THE FOREST, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS ODD IN THIS KIND OF SCENERY, BUT UNLIKE YOU, GABRIEL, THAT THING WON'T BE GETTING IN.


PANEL 2

The whole room starts to shake, merchandise and all! A hot rod engine sound is heard outside.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but the room starts to tip over to the right as if it being lifted! The merchandise and people who aren't restrained are starting to fall to the right of the room! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


PANEL 4

Dani, Atelidae, and Sage are hanging on to their chain restraints inside the tipping building that's shaking! Atelidae and Dani are looking at each other! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


ATELIDAE (excited)

I TOLD YOU HE WOULD SAVE THE DAY IN AN AWESOME MACHO-LIKE WAY!


DANI MOONSTAR (upset, in disbelief, and loud)

LIFTING AND SHAKING UP THE HARDWARE STORE IN HOPES THAT YOU'LL FALL OUT IS NOT MY DEFINITION OF COOL!


PANEL 5

Outside, Tess-1 is lifting the hardware store and shaking it! There are spider-like tentacles out of it to give it a better grip of the building! Some possessed are coming out through the windows and yelling and screaming in panic! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

PROTECT.


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

The possessed motel manager crashes into Gabriel and they head towards the already broken window! Desadia is able to see this! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


DESADIA (worried)

GABRIEL!


PANEL 2

Another view of Desadia, as well as Dani, Atelidae, and Sage! The place is still being shaken around! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


DESADIA (worried and determined)

YOU PEOPLE ARE SUPER-HEROES, AREN'T YOU?!


DESADIA (worried and determined)

DON'T YOU HAVE LIKE LASER EYES OR SUPER STRENGTH TO GET US OUT OF HERE?!


SAGE (business-like and striving)

THAT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE RIGHT NOW!


DANI MOONSTAR (striving)

YEAH, HAVING THE POWERS TO BREAK CHAINS WOULD BE A BIG HELP!


ATELIDAE (striving)

I'M NOT REALLY WITH THESE COSTUME WEARING WEIRDOS!


PANEL 3

Outside, Gabriel and the possessed motel manager hit the ground and roll! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


PANEL 4

Upfront, a part of Gabriel is shown, while in the background is the possessed motel manager who's half-way of getting up! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and enraged)

UNBELIEVABLE!.... UNACCEPTABLE!.... I REFUSE TO ALLOW ELEMENTS THAT COME OUT OF NO WHERE TO INTRUDE MY PLANS!


GABRIEL (firm, mysterious, and aching a little)

PERHAPS GOD IS SENDING YOU A MESSAGE, WITCH, THAT YOUR DREAMS WILL BE DENIED OF EVER COMING TRUE!


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and enraged)

SHUT UP, FOOL!


PANEL 5

Gabriel starts to undo his shirt as if he's about to expose his chest!


GABRIEL (partly shown)

YOU KNOW, CATHERINE, THIS REMINDS ME OF A DISCUSSION I HAD WITH DESADIA ABOUT THERE BEING A PRICE THAT'S TOO HIGH WHEN IT COMES TO GAINING OR LOSING SOMETHING.


GABRIEL (partly shown)

THANKS TO YOU I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND HAVE ONLY ONE THING TO GAIN.


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Gabriel opens his shirt to reveal the cross mark on his chest! The possessed motel manager and the possessed look away in fear!


GABRIEL (firm, determined, fiendish smile, righteous, and loud)

WHICH IS SENDING YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice, enraged, loud, and scared)

DAMN YOU, GABRIEL!


GABRIEL (firm, determined, fiendish smile, and righteous)

AND NO PRICE IS TOO STEEP TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN!


PAGE 14


PANEL 1

Back inside the shaking hardware store, Dani is the main focus! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


DANI MOONSTAR (shocked)

HEY! HOW THE “HELL” DID YOU GET OUT!


PANEL 2

Atelidae is revealed to be freed and she seems to be looking for something while the building shakes! A hot rod engine sound is made.


ATELIDAE (focused on something else)

HUH? OH' I JUST SLIPPED THROUGH.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Atelidae finds some cutters while having trouble keeping her balance! The building is still shaking and a hot rod engine sound is heard.


ATELIDAE (devilish smile)

NOW HOLD STILL AS I CUT YOU FREE.


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and low tone)

GREAT, OUR SITUATION HAS GONE FROM BAD TO HORRIBLY WRONG.


PANEL 4

Atleidae, Sage, Dani, and Desadia jump out of the hardware store through an open window which Tess-1 notices! Some possessed are running towards them! Atelidae shows some monkey-like agility! Evil laughing is heard. A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 5

Tess-1 swings the building at the possessed! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PAGE 15


PANEL 1

Back to Gabriel, the possessed motel manager is on the ground and on his rear as he moves back in fright! The amused Gabriel walks towards him.


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and frighten)

GET....GET AWAY FROM ME!


GABRIEL (firm and amused)

DO YOU FEEL IT? DO YOU FEEL NOT JUST MY FAITH, BUT MY RAGE THAT HAS BEEN BUILDING UP FOR ALL THIS YEARS?


POSSESSED MOTEL MANAGER (creepy voice and frighten)

STAY AWAY!


GABRIEL (firm and amused)

BUT I'M YOUR CREATION. THE ONE YOU SET LOOSE IN THE WORLD TO DO YOUR BIDDING.


GABRIEL (firm and amused)

YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOW THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO ONE DAY FACE THE RESPONSIBLY OF SUCH A DEED.


PANEL 2

Gabriel's two hands are shown holding the frighten and possessed motel manager!


PANEL 3

Gabriel brings the possessed motel manager's face to his chest where the cross mark is!


PANEL 4

In a dramatic way, the spirit of Catherine leaves the body of the motel manager screaming in terror!


PANEL 5

Both Gabriel and the now freed motel manager passes out and fall to the ground.


PAGE 16


PANEL 1

Back to Tess-1 and the others, Tess-1 is still attacking the possessed with the building it's still carrying and the possessed are running around panicking! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 2

The possessed suddenly stop and have a facial expression that says shock as if something is happening to them from within.


PANEL 3

The possessed suddenly fall to the ground like puppets who have their strings cut! Sage, Dani, Atelidae, and Desadia notice this!


ATELIDAE (a little confused)

WHAT JUST HAPPEN?


DESADIA (mildly relieved, but careful)

GABRIEL MUST HAVE EXORCISE CATHERINE, AND SINCE SHE'S BEEN USING THEIR GREED TO POWER HER SPELL, THEY COULDN'T FIND THE STRENGTH TO HOLD ONTO THEIR HOSTS AFTER HER INFLUENCE WAS BROKEN.


DANI MOONSTAR (alert)

THEN IT'S OVER, RIGHT?


DESADIA (mildly relieved, but careful)

HOPEFULLY, YES, BUT LETS MAKE SURE BEFORE WE RELAX.


PANEL 4

The four ladies run towards where Gabriel and the motel manager are.


PANEL 5

A close look at both the unconscious Gabriel and motel manager.


DESADIA (not shown and shout)

YOU BETTER NOT BE DEAD, GABRIEL!


PAGE 17


PANEL 1

An hour later and back to the motel, a portal create by Pixie is shown and Rockslide is pushing Dani's damaged jeep through. Pixie is peeking out of the portal and both she and Atelidae are sticking their tongues out to each other. Sage and Dani are facing each other.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild and focused on business)

I ALREADY HAD PIXIE SEND THAT POOR MAN THAT WAS POSSESSED BY THAT GHOST THAT WAS RUNNING THINGS TO A HOSPITAL TO GET THE TREATMENT HE NEEDS, WHILE GABRIEL DECLINED THE SAME OFFER.


SAGE (business-like)

HE AND HIS COMPANION SEEM LIKE THE TYPE WHO FEEL THAT THEY MUST STAY ON THE OUTSIDE OF THINGS TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK.


SAGE (business-like)

THE LESS CONTACT WITH A NUMBER OF PEOPLE, THE BETTER.


PANEL 2

Another, but closer, look of Sage and Dani.


SAGE (business-like)

NOW, MISS MOONSTAR, WHY DON'T YOU GIVE ME THE WHOLE TRUTH.


DANI MOONSTAR (a little worried, but trying to hide it)

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.


SAGE (business-like)

YOU FORGET WHO YOU'RE TALKING TO, WHICH IS SOMEONE WHO'S CAPABLE OF TELLING IF SOMEONE IS LYING TO ME, OR AT LEAST GIVING ME A HALF-TRUTH, AND I HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT THE NEW MUTANTS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO BE THE CLEAN UP TEAM, TO TAKE CARE OF LOOSE ENDS SO THEY DON'T COME BACK TO HUNT THE X-MEN.... LIKE SAY THE ROBOT.


PANEL 3

Another view of Sage and Dani and Dani points at Sage.


DANI MOONSTAR (serious and annoyed)

OK, I WAS HERE BECAUSE OF THE ROBOT, WHILE I HOPED I COULD DO THIS PEACEFULLY IF THE GIRL WOULD AGREE TO DISMANTLE THE ROBOT AND STAY AT UTOPIA SINCE HER FATHER RECKLESSNESS WITH HIS MUTANT TALENT HAS PRACTICALLY MADE THAT MESS UP WORLD WAR 2 ROBOT INTO ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPONS ON THE PLANET.


DANI MOONSTAR (serious and annoyed)

YOU CAN UNDERSTAND JUST WHO DELICATE THIS IS WHEN....


ATELIDAE (not shown)

YOU'RE STILL CARRYING THAT, TESSY?


PANEL 4

The three ladies see that Tess-1 is still carry the hardware store at a distance. A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 5

The three ladies are shown looking up. Dani looks a little displease on how simple Tess-1 acts.


ATELIDAE (awkward with a smile)

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN ACTUALLY PUT THAT DOWN.


PAGE 18


PANEL 1

Tess-1 starts to twirl around as if it's about to throw the building away! The three women watch. A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Tess-1 has thrown the building away! A hot rod engine sound is made.


ATELIDAE (low tone)

UH.... TESSY.... THAT'S MORE LIKE THROWING AWAY.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but the building is shown landing hard at a distance which causes it great damage! A “RA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA!” sound is made.


DANI MOONSTAR (in disbelief and low tone)

UNBELIEVABLE.


PANEL 4

Dani is facing Sage who is still looking at the direction of the thrown building.


DANI MOONSTAR (displeased and serious)

SEE THAT? THAT IS LIKE ALL POWER AND NO BRAINS THERE.


DANI MOONSTAR (displeased and serious)

THIS IS WHY THE X-MEN HAVE GREAT CONCERNS ABOUT HAVING THAT HOLLOW TIN-HEADED MACHINE ROAMING FREE WITH ALL THAT POWER.


CANNONBALL (not shown)

WHICH IS WHY WE'RE HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT COMES TO AN END.


PANEL 5

Cannonball and the rest of the New Mutants have shown to come through Pixie's portal. Pixie, peeping out of her portal, is looking at Magick.


PIXIE (annoyed and low tone)

HEY! USE YOUR OWN TELEPORTATION DISCS!


MAGICK (fiendish smirk and low tone)

WHY, WHEN THERE'S ONE READY AND MADE FOR USE?


CANNONBALL (ready for action)

LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE TO GO TO PLAN B.... HARD!


PAGE 19


PANEL 1

Tess-1 is facing the worried New Mutants as it has a lot of big and powerful weapons aimed at them! One of the weapons has words on it as if it was sprayed on saying “BABY GO BOOM!” Pixie quickly goes back through her portal in fright! Dani looks worried for her team mates, while Sage knows that the New Mutants have already lost.


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 2

A close look at the left side of Sage.


SAGE (business-like)

BEFORE YOU GO, DANI, THERE'S SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO DELIVER TO CYCLOPS.


PAGE 20


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, the car that Gabriel and Desadia arrived in is moving along on the highway.


PANEL 2

Inside the car, Desadia is driving and Gabriel has bandages around his chest and seems a bit weak.


DESADIA (a bit tired)

SO, YOU THINK SHE'S GONE?.... FOR GOOD THIS TIME?


GABRIEL (wounded and a bit weak)

AMONG THE LIVING, SHE WAS A POWERFUL AND FEARFUL WITCH, IN DEATH, SHE MAY HAVE BECOME MORE POWERFUL IN SOME WAYS.


GABRIEL (wounded and a bit weak)

WE CAN NEVER KNOW WHETHER EVIL LIKE HER ARE FOREVER GONE OR SIMPLY WAITING TO HAUNT US AGAIN.


PANEL 3

The car pass by a forest.


PANEL 4

A closer look at the forest.


PANEL 5

Within the forest and behind the trees is what seems to be a spirit.


PAGE 21


PANEL 1

The spirit is revealed to be a half-discorporated ghost.


PAGE 22


PANEL 1

The next day at Utopia.


DANI MOONSTAR (not shown and word box)

SHE TOLD ME SOMETHING ABOUT HOW SHE STARTED OUT WHEN XAVIER RECRUITED HER WHILE YOU GUYS WERE TRAINING AS X-MEN DURING YOUR TEEN YEARS.


PANEL 2

Inside Cyclops' office where he's sitting at his desk while Dani is standing on the other side.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild)

THAT SHE WAS MEANT TO BE AN OUTSIDER, EVEN TO THE X-MEN, SO SHE COULD USE HER TELEPATHIC AND CYBERPATHIC ABILITIES IN WAYS SHE COULDN'T AS AN X-MEN IN SERVICE FOR MUTANTKIND, WHILE BEING PART OF THE EXTREME TEAM AND OTHER THINGS WERE NOTHING MORE THEN EXCEPTIONS, A BORROWING OF HER ABILITIES.


PANEL 3

Another look of the two.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild)

SHE NOW BELIEVES THAT SHE NEEDS TO BE AN OUTSIDER ONCE MORE SINCE YOU WOULD NO DOUBT BE IN DISAGREEMENT WITH HER AND USE YOUR AUTHORITY AS X-MEN LEADER TO GET IN THE WAY WHICH BROUGHT HER TO THIS DECISION.


PANEL 4

Dani starts to leave the room.


DANI MOONSTAR (mild)

I'M SORRY WE FAILED THIS ONE, CYCLOPS.


CYCLOPS (calm and serious)

IT'S ALRIGHT, DANI, YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION AND NO ONE HERE HAS A PERFECT RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO SUCCESS.


CYCLOPS (calm and serious)

I'LL DISCUSS THIS WITH THE OTHERS AND SEE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS.


PANEL 5

A close look at Cyclops' desk where Sage's X-Men badge is shown and a note that says “The loan of my services has come to an end.... Tessa”.


THE END