The Awakened Project: Mission Failure
EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT Lucia shakes head all the while watching Vincent as he hides behind the dumpster. She can feel the energy emanating from his body. LUCIA Fine. It doesn't matter if you fight now or later, you will be just as dead. Lucia raises her sword into the air. The two Demonic shells step forward. Their eyes glowing a bright crimson as they appear to attack. LUCIA (CONT'D) Kill her. Lucia drops her arm. The two Demonic shells charge towards Chase. Chase places one foot back and holds her sword behind her. In unison the Demonic shells pull hilts from their robes forming katana blades. Vincent's stares on at the pending battle. The first Demonic shell charges ahead swinging its sword in front of it. Chase swings upward from the ground parrying the attack. Spinning three-sixty, Chase pushes the first Demonic behind her. Just as the second Demonic reaches her Chase leaps forward. Swinging towards the Demonic's chest her blade shatters the Demonic's blade in a flash of light. Chase grabs the Demonic's face within the palm of her hand and using her momentum and strength pushes him backwards slamming the back of its head into the ground. Vincent's eyes begin to glow white as he watches Chase's hand begin to glow brightly. In a flash of light the Demonic's head shatters. Chase swings her sword behind her instinctively as if she felt the oncoming attack from the first Demonic. Blocking his overhead swing Chase stands and turns around pointing the palm of her open hand towards the Demonic. Twitching on the floor several cracks appear on the body of the second Demonic. A stream of crimson energy pours from its neck. Vincent watches on in amazement as a small tear forms in the palm of Chase's hand. From the tear a beam of white energy flies out striking the first Demonic in the chest. The beam travels through the Demonic's body and out of its back. The second Demonic's body shatters in a brilliant explosion of crimson light with the first Demonic's body following suit almost instantly behind it. Lucia charges towards Chase and in a flash of light travels across the alleyway in less than a second appearing directly behind Chase. Chase turns around swinging her sword. As the two swords meet a wave of white and crimson energy fires out from where the two swords collided. Lucia and Chase stare into each other's eyes both glowing brightly. CHASE You were saying? CUT TO: OPENING CREDITS INT. FLASHBACK - WAREHOUSE - PHOENIX ARIZONA - TWO YEARS AGO - NIGHT Chase stands impatiently next to Zoe who is kneeling down next to Francisco. Several feet in front of them Mia desperately tries to fight off several Demonic shells as well as Lucia. CHASE Jonathan you have to do something! JONATHAN I'm working on it, but until the Demonic blocking us from opening a gateway is destroyed there is nothing I can do. LOLA That's not quite true. Jonathan, what about your trans-frequency device? JONATHAN It's not even in the testing phase. We cannot- CHASE God damn it, Jonathan! Mia is going to be killed as we all are if you don't do something. In a flash of light Mia travels across the room swinging her blade towards a Demonic shell. Each time she draws near Lucia appears in front of her parrying her attack. LUCIA You are nothing without Shawn. You realize this now, don't you? Mia swings angrily towards Lucia's head who disappears in a flash of light reappearing behind her. Mia turns around just in time to block Lucia's attack. LUCIA (CONT'D) You can't beat me. You will die here and when you fall the first thing I will do is slaughter those two children and take the soul. Chase stands watching the battle unfold holding her sword hilt tightly. CHASE I can't stand here while Mia fights for us. Zoe, stay with the soul until Jonathan get us out of her. I'm going to try and take out one of the shells. ZOE But Mia said.... CHASE Mia's going to die if I don't help her Zoe! Chase charges off towards the nearest Demonic. Francisco attempts to stand. FRANCISCO I can't let her- Francisco falls back to his knees. Looking up towards Zoe he cannot understand why he can no longer stand. FRANCISCO (CONT'D) What's wrong with me? ZOE It's your life energy. Once the retrieval process is complete the energy that kept you here quickly fades. If we don't allow your soul to pass on soon... Francisco stares ahead towards the battle. FRANCISCO I'll cease to exist. Mia fires a blast of energy towards Lucia who deflects the blast with her sword. Charging each other Mia's and Lucia's blades clash. LUCIA I tire of this. I think I'll kill you now. Mia's attention is taken as her eyes lock on to Chase engaging a Demonic shell. Lucia's eyes glow bright crimson as she pushes Mia backwards, the force sending Mia sliding across the floor. LUCIA (CONT'D) What's this? One of the kids wishes to play?...excellent... Lucia turns and charges towards Chase. In a flash of light Mia appears in front of Lucia blocking her path. MIA I'm your opponent! LUCIA Fine, but my servants are hers. Mia quickly looks behind her to see all the Demonic shells converging on Chase. Mia turns back towards Lucia. Her entire body begins to glow brightly and in twin flashes of light two identical copies appear at her side. Lucia looks on slightly impressed. LUCIA (CONT'D) Well, look who learned a new trick. The real Mia charges Lucia as her twin copies head towards Chase. Zoe watches as the twin copies of Mia fight alongside Chase. JONATHAN Zoe, I tried to use the transporter to bring you guys to the campus, but it's not working, I'm going to try something else. Stand by. ZOE Please hurry. I don't know how long they can hold out. Chase cuts through a Demonic shoulder. Placing her hand on its chest she blasts a hole through the Demonic's body shattering it. CHASE Was that him? Is the barrier down? LOLA No, but it has weakened. It isn't one shell that's creating the barrier it's all of them. Chase charges towards the nearest Demonic. CHASE Then I'll kill them all. Lucia appears behind Mia in a flash of light and fires a blast of crimson energy from her hand. Unable to turn around in time the blast strikes her in the shoulder blade knocking her to the ground. Mia struggles to stand as Lucia slowly walks towards her. LUCIA Creating an energy clone is a dangerous tactic. Even though it is a copy it needs a substantial amount of your own life energy just to keep stable. You need great power to allow it to fight independently. Lucia lifts her sword above her head about to bring it down upon Mia. LUCIA (CONT'D) You must have recently learned that maneuver. To bad you are not yet strong enough to properly use it. Lucia pauses looking towards Chase. Her eyes widen as he sees that Chase and the twin Mia clones have killed half her of Demonic shells. LUCIA (CONT'D) Excuse me. I need to spank a child. MIA No! Mia screams reaching out towards Lucia who disappears in a flash of light. Chase cuts down another Demonic as she senses a presence behind her. ZOE Chase! Chase turns around just as Lucia's sword comes down upon her. Chase lifts her sword to block, but it is shattered under the force and power of Lucia's blade. Lucia's blade cuts across Chase's chest. Chase screams out in pain as she falls to her knees. The remaining Demonic's keep Mia and her twin clones at bay as Lucia prepares for the final blow. LUCIA Children should not meddle in the affairs of adults. As her sword is about to strike Chase a blast of white energy hits Lucia in the back. Lucia slightly staggers forward and turns behind her to find Zoe standing in front of Francisco holding out the palm of her hand towards her. LUCIA (CONT'D) Really? Chase opens her eyes in time to see Lucia fire a blast of energy from her hand. The blast cuts through Zoe's body shattering it in a massive explosion. MIA Zoe! Mia's twin clone bodies begin to glow and explode killing the remaining Demonic shells. The glow in Mia's eyes fade as she falls unconscious. Chase unable to move watches the last of Zoe's life energy fade out of existence. Behind her Francisco falls over onto the ground the blast that cut through Zoe severed his head. His body slowly breaks apart into millions of tiny particles of light which rise into the air and fade away. Lucia looks slight puzzled at the sight of Francisco's second death. LUCIA How strange... I didn't even use my full power. Lucia looks down at Chase who lies motionless on the floor staring up at her. LUCIA (CONT'D) As for you- A bright flash of light appears above Lucia. A tall muscular African American man appears from the flash. His eyes glowing bright white. Placing his hands side by side he opens both his palms and points them towards Lucia. Twin tears form in the center of his palms. SHAWN - AGE 32 - fires twin blasts of white energy at Lucia. Lucia raises her sword to block the attack, but the blast is too powerful knocking her backwards through the wall of the warehouse. Landing on his feet. He quickly surveys the situation. Bending down he picks up Chase and in a flash of light appears next to Mia. SHAWN Jonathan. Mission failure. Zoe has been killed and the soul lost. Mia and Chase have sustained serious injuries. Lucia is down, but she could reappear any moment. We need an immediate transport. JONATHAN Acknowledged, transporting now. Chase opens her eyes as the transportation sequence begins. Her eyes lock onto Lucia who stands in the rubble of the destroyed wall watching them. As a white light engulfs them Chase closes her eyes falling unconscious. INT. ALLEY - NIGHT - PRESENT DAY Vincent watches as Chase and Mia exchange blows neither gaining the upper hand. Chase changes Lucia firing a blast of energy from the palm of her hand. In a flash of light Lucia disappears just as the blast reaches her and reappears far behind Chase. LUCIA You will never hit me with that. Chase stands across the alley from Lucia staring at her. CHASE You murdered Zoe! ZOE Wrong! It was your reckless actions that led to the death of your friend and the soul. It is unfortunate you do not learn from your failures. Instead, you repeat them. Chase charges towards Lucia. CHASE No, I've learned something. Lucia stands ready to defend Chase's charging attack. Halfway towards Lucia's position Chase disappears in a flash of light. Reappearing behind Lucia she swings her sword cutting into Lucia's side. Lucia falls to her knees. LUCIA When...did you learn flash? Chase looks into Lucia's eyes. CHASE You don't need to know. Chase swings her sword towards Lucia's head. In a flash of light Lucia disappears reappearing across from Vincent. Chase pursues and in a flash of light appears next to Lucia who is still on her knees. CHASE (CONT'D) No retreats, no interruptions. Chase kicks Lucia in the face knocking her onto her back. Stepping in front of her Chase raises her sword in the air. CHASE (CONT'D) I waited for this day ever since I saw you survived Shawn's attack. You won't survive this one! Lucia drives her sword forward towards Chase stomach. Chase steps to the side as the sword just misses her. Lucia releases her grip on the sword hilt. The energy within her blade fades and the blade shatters. She opens her hand and aims her palm towards Vincent. Vincent stares at Lucia as a tear forms in the palm of her hand. Chase's eyes widen. She swings her sword toward Lucia's head. A blast of crimson energy flies from her hand and in a flash of light Lucia disappears just as the sword reaches her. Chase turns around and looks towards Vincent. CHASE (CONT'D) Vincent! Vincent stands and begins to back away, but is struck in the chest by the blast. The force sends him flying backwards. The white glow in his eyes changes to crimson red as he screams out in agony. Chase stands frozen as she watches the crimson energy engulf Vincent's body.