Artemis and The Armada
Episode 1 Linus and Chase Exchange
INT. ARCADI - BUTTERFLY BUILDING - UPPER LEFT WING - BARRACKS HALLWAY - AFTERNOON
In the cold steel hallway stands COMMANDER CHASE MAYS, 35, against the wall, watching the other soldiers come and go in his white tank and black cargo pants. He brushes his short blond hair back over his head, while putting a cigarette in his mouth. His muscles pulsing through his shirt.
LINUS HAYTER (O.S.)
There's no smoking in the halls, Commander.
Linus stops short of Commander Chase. Chase removes the cigarette and walks down the hall with Linus beside him speaking quietly, keeping an eye on everyone around them. They speak low.
Did you hear back from the scouts we sent?
Yeah. They found some of the body parts of the first unit hung up on trees.
The Commander stops and waits for the hall to clear. Nodding at passing soldiers. They continue on.
All soldiers were accounted for. Their gear was missing and their hearts were removed...
EXT. FOREST - DAY
Two trees drip blood as the limbs of five soldiers dangle in the fall breeze. Between the tress, the five heads sit in a circle facing each other on a giant rock just a few feet from the mouth of the waterfall. The blood from the heads paint the rock red. The gentle breeze blows the leaves across the ground. Each face shows the fear and agony the soldiers felt upon their deaths.
COMMANDER CHASE (V.O.)
Placed in their mouths.
INT. ARCADIA - BARRACKS - COMMANDER CHASE’S OFFICE - AFTERNOON
Commander Chase holds the door open for Linus who takes a seat in front of the desk and crosses his legs.
We didn't catch any of them?
Chase sits behind the desk and rests his arms on the table.
We didn't catch them there, but...
Linus takes a deep breath and tilts his head to the side as his temper starts to flare.
Don't play games with me Mays.
Based on the lack of blood at the site and all the injuries sustained, They were placed near the waterfall for a reason.
The confusion on Linus' face shows.
And we believe that is what, exactly?
To throw us off. I sent a unit of trackers out. A team of two.
They'll need back up, in case...
It's to risky to send out a large task force. Richard made it very clear he doesn't want anyone going out there. He doesn't want a war.
Linus scoffs and begins biting his thumb.
Who can blame him being so cautious. Think about it. You kill someone and string 'm up like that, you're trying to send a message... But going out of the way to stage the bodies somewhere else, also sends a message.
Linus slowly rises from the chair, grinning. He realizes instantly what it means. His heart races from the satisfaction.
We finally have the last of them.
12/17/2017 08:41:37 am
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