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Hellrose and Nightstalker
INT. POLICE STATION
It has been confirmed. The Memory Meddler
has been kidnapped. Police are searching
but so far there are only a few leads-
Detective Lewis turns off the radio. He is a man in his
early 50’s with slightly greying hair. Lewis is still
fairly fit with only a slight paunch. He runs his hands
through his hair as he paces in front of his desk. Maddie
Lawson watches him. She is a pretty brunette in her early
thirties, her hair in a severe bun.
We have leads?
Our city’s most renowned super being is
missing. I had to say something to keep
the panic down. Do you have anything
I got a call from a public phone about an
hour ago. Apparently the Memory Meddler
has a new partner.
INT. MEGAN’S HOUSE
Amy is dressed in a colorful superhero costume, face mask
and cap. She looks at herself in the mirror.
You have got to be kidding me. I am not
Megan looks up from her computer to lift an eyebrow but
doesn’t answer. She is a pale, muscular 14-year old girl
with brown cropped hair. She wears all black clothes and
Megan, this is something for a super
Which you are.
No, I’m a beta being. Normal person with
How many people do you want to know about
Amy hesitates, then sighs.
Fine. But no cape, and no tights.
Grab a sweatshirt than. And don’t forget
the mask. The police have someone in
custody they want you to talk to.
Amy yanks off the face mask, revealing she is only twelve
years old, with brown hair and blue eyes. She rummages
through a box of colorful costumes. She finds a
sweatshirt and yanks it on, then her mask.
Erik Walsh, he’s a mercenary. Police have
been trying to get him to talk.
And I’m supposed to make him tell me
where Eva is? I deal with emotions, not
thoughts or memories.
You’ll think of something.
She taps a key and the printer spits out a piece of
paper. Megan hands it to Amy.
INT. POLICE STATION
Amy adjusts the mask that covers the lower half of her
face. She sits, swinging her legs as she waits. Lawson
approaches and holds out her hand to shake.
You must be Emo. I’m Maddie Lawson. M
talks a lot about you.
Amy shakes Lawson’s hand. She has thick purple gloves on.
Is that what she calls me? M. has got to
get better at giving super names.
Lewis approaches, coffee cup in hand.
So you’re the one who’s going to make our
Emo, this is Detective Lewis.
Amy shakes his hand as well, Lewis glances at the gloves.
Are you planning to take Erik’s memory to
find where M. is?
My power doesn’t work like that.
What? Then why are you here?
Hey, I never said I couldn’t make him
talk. My abilities are messier than M’s
but they get the job done.
Let’s hope so. M could be in another
state by now.
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM
Erik sits with his feet propped on the table, eyes
closed. Amy walks in, closing the door behind her. Erik
opens his eyes briefly, then closes them again. He is
very pale with dark hair. He speaks with an accent.
So they’re sending little girls now?
Not going to look at me? Scared?
Scared and cautious two different things.
I know how the other one works. She look
at me, I start forgetting who I am.
Amy sits across from him, slowly removing one of her
That’s fair. And I guess you are doing
the smart thing.
Amy leans forward over the table.
There’s just one problem. I don’t need to
look in your eyes.
Amy grabs him by the ankle with her bare hand.
Electricity passes from her hand into his ankle and he
jerks in shock, feet landing on the floor. Amy grabs his
shirt, pulling him forward to look in his eyes. More
electricity passes from her eyes into his.
Erik’s POV images of spiders crawling over him, he
screams as the spiders get bigger.
Amy closes her eyes briefly and the electricity stops.
Erik stumbles out of his chair, pressing himself to the
What are you?
Just someone looking for a friend.
Amy stands up and moves around the table. Erik moves
farther away along the wall.
That fear you just felt? I’ve got enough
stored up to keep you screaming for days
like a little girl at a scary movie. You
tell me where M. is though, and I’ll take
Erik shakes his head and Amy moves toward him. He shields
I can do this for hours Erik! You will
either be insane or crying for Mommy by
the end, but I have no desire to do so. I
just want to know where she is.
Amy throws a chair, Erik opens his eyes as the chair
connects with his legs and their eyes meet.
Wait! I don’t know where she is now. The
man who hired me is using the B&W Gang to
smuggle her out of the country, I handed
her off to them hours ago.
Who hired you? Tell me!
I don’t know!
Amy curls her fist to strike him but stops as the sound
of a phone echoes around the room. She touches her hood.
Little busy right now, Megan
I just thought I’d let you know I found
the B&W gang.
Amy turns toward the frightened Erik and holds up a
finger for “one minute.”
Did you hack into the police database or
just a satellite?
Both. They had Eva for an hour than
passed her on to Marta Rique.
Well, where is she?
Hacking, hacking, hacking... Got it.
Corner of Helen and Rose street. Go to
the front of the police station, there’s
a driver waiting for you there.
I’m getting Lawson for back-up.
Megan, no, Megan! Don’t you dare!
Megan hangs up. Amy hits the table with her fist.
Runs to the door and yanks it open, dashing out.
INT. POLICE STATION
Amy almost collides with Lawson on her way out.
What happened? You had him!
Send a back-up team to Helen and Rose
street. I’ll meet you there.
Amy doesn’t stop, just runs out the front door.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE POLICE STATION
A black car is parked by the curb, motor running. Amy
runs up to the driver’s door and raps on the window. The
driver rolls down the window.
Megan sent you?
The driver grins. He is a middle-aged man with Hispanic
roots, a simple black suit and hat.
Whatever you’re getting paid, she’ll
double it if you get me to Helen and Rose
in under 10 minutes.
Hokay, but you pay for speeding ticket.
Amy opens the door and dives in. The car accelerates and
speeds off, tires squealing.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE WAREHOUSE.
Car screeches to a stop and Amy stumbles out. A man lies
unconscious on the ground outside.
Amy taps the window and Andre rolls down the window.
Call this number. Tell Lawson this is
where they’re holding the Memory Meddler.
Be careful nina.
Amy tiptoes in, taking cover behind boxes and crates.
Megan is creeping up on a pair of guards, who are
chatting, completely relaxed. Megan jumps on the first
guard, bringing her hands down on both his ears.
The first guard falls, stunned, while she kicks the
second one is the chest, winding him. The first guard
stumbles up and she punches him, knocking him out.
Megan freezes as a gun cocks near her head.
Most impressive my dear. I had no idea
there was another super being in this
Megan holds her hands up and turns to face Marta.
There’s not. You just hire guards barely
qualified to hold a job at a strip mall.
You are most interesting. How would you
like a job?
Will you release MM if I accept?
Ahh...the girl. Pretty little thing.
Marta lowers the gun and snaps her fingers. A guard,
Carlos, carries Eva out from a back room. Eva’s head
lolls, she is heavily drugged. Eva giggles and smiles at
Megan, her eyes glazed. Carlos dumps her in an armchair,
not bothering to tie her.
She tried to get Carlos to release her
before we had the sense to drug her.
Unfortunately, I always fulfill my
contracts once I’ve accepted them. She
stays with me.
Then I must decline.
Marta raises the gun, aiming at Megan.
Amy focuses on Eva, electricity shooting from her eyes.
Eva sits up, suddenly clear-eyed and tackles Marta, the
gun going off and hitting a spot over Megan’s head.
Megan kicks the gun away and dodges Marta’s martial arts
attack, disappearing behinds stacks of boxes and leaving
Eva giggling on the floor, eyes glazed again.
Carlos moves toward Eva and Amy attacks him from behind,
jumping on his back and wrapping her arms around his neck
in a strangle-hold. Carlos grabs her hands and bends,
suddenly throwing her over his shoulder. She hits the
ground hard, loosing her mask in the process.
Carlos stops for a second, staring at her in amazement.
You’re another of those superhero kids!
Beta being actually- Oh,never mind.
Amy makes eye contact.
Carlos seems to be struggling up a vast desert sand dune.
He pants, exhausted, and a lamp comes out of nowhere and
hits him across the face. He collapses.
Amy puts her hands on her knees, catching her breath.
Carlos twitches, surrounded by shards of a broken lamp.
Eva smiles at Amy from her place on the floor. Amy starts
to move toward her when Marta reappears, holding a gun to
Amy stops, raising her hands over her head.
Now then, girls. I think-
Andre comes up from behind Marta and hits her in the head
with a tire iron. Marta crumples to the ground.
Megan, are you alright?
Fine. I’m enrolling you in a Jujutsu
You’ve got to be kidding me.
Megan bends down to Eva, checks her pulse.
She needs to wake up. She has to erase us
from these people’s minds.
It’s not erasing its transferring. And
how do you know the B&W gang didn’t see
Megan turns to look at Amy.
Her mask is in the other room. These are
the only people who have seen her face,
not to mention the guy in the driveway.
Andre kneels next to Eva, shines a penlight in her eyes.
For the first time he speaks accented English.
This nina is drugged. I think it’ll be
six houras before she can do anything.
Mucho heavy anesthetic.
You’re no ordinary driver, are you?
Was 160th Regiment, Night Stalkers nina,
I take whatever job I can now.
We need to get this done before the cops
Not going to happen chica.
It might...Earlier I lent Eva some focus.
I might not be able to neutralize the
drug. But it's possible that I could take
the affects it has on her mind.
Whoa, bossy. Even if I do, there's no
guarantee she'll be able to use her
ability, and she'll definitely need help
Megan gestures to Andre.
He can carry her. Hurry up, we don’t have
Don’t worry, this one is much more
Amy kneels and puts her hands to Eva’s head. Electricity
passes through her into Eva. Then she flops to the
ground. Eva sits up weakly and Andre picks her up,
cradling her. Eva notices Amy on the floor.
She’s fine, we need to hurry.
Wow...so fuzzy, everyone fuzzy.
Fuzzzzzzy, that..tickles. Fuzz. Fuzz.
Fuzzzzzzzzzzzz. Lamps got a funny tassel.
Andre carries Eva over to Marta. Megan roughly lifts
Marta’s head, and Eva puts a hand on Marta’s forehead,
concentrating. Smoke whirls over Marta then subsides.
Megan roughly drops her and they move on to the man on
the rug. Megan lifts his head as well and Eva repeats the
process. They move on to the other two guards.
Now the guard outside.
P.O.V. of Amy, the warehouse shimmers hazily, the walls
bend around her. Andre appears over her, and sets Eva
down, Eva cradles Amy and looks into her eyes. Slowly,
everything comes back into focus.
Amy sits up as Eva flops backward, Andre catches her.
You should give this man a job.
Come on! We’re teenagers! We need a way
to get around, and he saved our lives
This is absurd.
What’s absurd is today you decided to
take on three guys and a professional
killer all on your own. If it hadn’t been
for him, we would have died.
Are you willing to sign a confidentiality
I work for government. I know how to keep
a secret, chica.
Amy nudges him.
Just say yes.
Yes. I am willing to sign confidentiality
Fine. Help MM in the car. I’ll arrange
your salary tomorrow.
Andre picks up Eva, Amy follows him out the door.
EXT. OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE.
Amy helps Andre lower Eva into the backseat of the car.
Police sirens can be heard in the distance. Megan comes
out of the house, and handcuffs the unconscious guard.
So where do we go now?
Crestwood Hospital. We have a friend
there who’s treated her in the past.
Let’s go Nightstalker.
You’re calling him Nightstalker now?
Code name. You know, you should have one
too or MM will pick one for you. And you
know how she sucks at that.
Call chica Hellrose.
Andre points to the cross street. Someone had crossed out
the ‘en’ in ‘Helen’ leaving it the cross street of
Hellrose. Megan shrugs.
Works for me, I guess.
Now loose the cops or you’re fired.
Megan gets into the passenger seat while Amy jumps in the
back. Car doors slam and Andre accelerates, disappearing
into the night.