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Project Kokoro
Scenes 26-27
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Scenes 26-27

SCENE XXVI

(House of Sydney, she is shaking Lucas madly)

SYDNEY

Get up!

LUCAS

Oh, hello.

SYDNEY

Bastard! Why did you live?

LUCAS

Jolly good day, isn’t it?

MARCUS

Mom, what is going on?

SYDNEY

Marcus, we’re leaving.

MARCUS

Will dad be okay?

SYDNEY

(coldly) He’ll be fine.

MARCUS

Mom, tell me what’s going on!

SYDNEY

(leans down) Honey, this is out of my control. Something has happened, no one knows what.

MARCUS

Will dad—

SYDNEY

Honey, I don’t know! Now get in the car.

(the two exit the house and go into the car. Sydney begins to drive.)

* * *

(Driving near the seashore, Sydney answers her ringing phone.)

SYDNEY

Hello?

(Camera shows car driving from outside)

SYDNEY

Sir, my son is alive.

TRUSSEL

I know, Sydney, and the only thing you know we can do is kill him.

SYDNEY

No, Master!

TRUSSEL

At least you are not lying to me. That is good.

SYDNEY

Sir…please!

TRUSSEL

Do you want this plan to fail?

* * *

(Sydney is shown pulling over. She gets out of the car and opens the trunk. They are near a beach with, obviously, no inhabitants. She has tears in her eyes.)

MARCUS

Mom, what are you doing?

SYDNEY

Stay in the car, Marcus.

MARCUS

Why are you—

SYDNEY

STAY IN THE CAR!

(she enters into a wild howl of hysterics, and she forcibly opens the trunk, pulling out a pistol)

SYDNEY

Oh God, oh my God, will he forgive me! What shall I do? God, help me! Give me strength!

(summons all her energy, trying, concentrating, not to wave the pistol about haphazardly.)

SYDNEY

(sounding wildly deranged)Honey, I have to do this. My master—he will give me mercy! Honey, forgive me in heaven…you…will…be…saved…by…God….

(SYDNEY points the gun directly at MARCUS’s heart, but fails to fire. MARCUS screams. She then turns the gun around, points it directly at her own heart, and pulls the trigger.)

SCENE XXVII

Trussel, Wilkes, and Alan are walking through the forest. They stop somewhere, and Trussel looks at ALAN

TRUSSEL

You know where this woman is?

ALAN

Well…yes.

TRUSSEL

Will you lead me to her?


ALAN

What will you do to her?

TRUSSEL

Oh, we’ll treat her well.

ALAN

Look who’s the liar now.

(TRUSSEL slaps ALAN hard across the face.)

TRUSSEL

Do not ever call me that again or you will burn in hell. Now where the fuck is she?

ALAN

Kansas City, obviously.

TRUSSEL

Well, I figured that part out, thank you, but I would like the specifics; her hotel, her accommodations.

ALAN

I have no idea! She just told me she was going to Kansas City! And anyway, she wouldn’t lock herself up in a hotel when the world is coming to an end!

TRUSSEL

Very well. I shall have to force you.

(Trussel reaches into his coat pocket, and withdraws a single switchblade.)

TRUSSEL

I think you are intelligent enough now to realize I will not kill you. (Trussel hurls the switchblade into the dirt behind a tree.) But I will torture you for information. Wilkes, tie him up; we’ll teach him a lesson.

ALAN

I shall remain silent.

TRUSSEL

Oh! How dubious. My friend, you are too nave to live.

ALAN

So I don’t live, isn’t that bad for you?

TRUSSEL

No, not necessarily. It will be a nuisance, but it will not ruin my plans.

ALAN

All right, then. (in a bored voice) Are you going to torture me now?

* * *

(Camera shows MICHAEL untangling himself from the ropes. This will be a suspenseful moment, we will quickly switch the camera back and forth from Trussel’s group to Michael. He will eventually escape mere seconds before the bomb goes off)

TRUSSEL: Oh, I think you’ll find yourself willing to give me the information in at most two days.

(A booming sound)

ALAN

What was that?

WILKES

Never you mind.

LATER

TRUSSEL: Wilkes! Let’s have dinner. I brought some food for us to share…I suppose we are going to have a rather larger feast tonight, since our guest refuses to give us any information.

ALAN

You cannot stop me. I shall remain here until I die.

TRUSSEL

Suit yourself.

(Darkness settles in. Wilkes ties Alan extra tight)

TRUSSEL

Wilkes, watch Alan, we can take shifts, you can have the night, I’ll have the day.

WILKES

Yes sir.

* * *

(All three awaken)

TRUSSEL

Come on, we’re going.

(Untying the rope, Wilkes frees Alan, looking extremely weary. He staggers.)

TRUSSEL

Get up! Since you won’t tell me where she is, we’re going there! I’ve had enough of this! TELL ME WHERE SHE IS!

ALAN

Never.

TRUSSEL

All right, Wilkes, get the car, we’ll drive there. Contact Sydney and tell her we have located the approximate area of a woman apparently not affected by the gas attack. And ask her if she has killed her son yet.

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